this would give cops free license to beat people, saying they just felt threaten...is the point i am making....people have to be given the benifit of the doubt, that is way law works.
Anti-Democracy advocate, Mixed government is the only good government
THE second point to be examined is, whether the [constitutional ]convention were authorized to frame and propose this mixed Constitution.
"Groups with guitars are on the way out, Mr. Epstein"
Dick Rowe, A & R man
Well, this is turning into a race war, so before the derail is irreparably complete, let me just add the following:
The citizen repeatedly said he did not know he was in a private area, and repeatedly asked where the signs designating it as a private area were located. He received no answer.
He repeatedly told the police he was just there to pick up his children, so the police were aware that if they assaulted/tazed him, his children would likely see it happen, and if they dragged him to the police station, his children would be left alone in the group of strange adults milling around, putting them in danger as well as having traumatized him by seeing their father tazed.
The "crimes" he committed were clearly so heinous and the evidence against him was so overwhelming that the charges were dropped almost immediately.
As I've said, in this case I'm on the citizen's side despite the fact that his own behavior was less than appropriate for the situation.
You were a cop, right?