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  •  NO breathalizer test? No appearance ticket? (0+ / 0-)

    NOTHING? After deliberately running over 3 pedestrians, right in front of police? Really Blue?

    Okay, the Government says you MUST abort your child. NOW do you get it?

    by Catskill Julie on Sat Nov 05, 2011 at 10:49:28 AM PDT

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    •  Evidently that's not the case (0+ / 0-)

      They took a blood test and also took him elsewhere for questioning, unless the story has changed since I last read it.

      I didn't say "no ticket". I said "Get him out of there". You can do what you need to do somewhere else - write tickets, draw blood, interrogate, whatever.

      Precisely because his behavior was outrageous there was a chance for a riot.

      In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice; but in practice, there always is a difference. - Yogi Berra

      by blue aardvark on Sat Nov 05, 2011 at 10:56:29 AM PDT

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      •  The story keeps changing (2+ / 0-)
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        It has changed a good number of times now. First it was that he was released, uncited. Then it was that he was moved but in custody. Now it is unclear whether he was moved and in custody, but it's being said again (as of this morning, as per the WaPo) that he was not cited.

        I'd like to know the truth of the matter as well. The complete details will be available, of course, to those injured if they make an accident report request to the DMV & a copy of the PD report. It could take around ten days, however. And to my knowledge, it has to come from them. In California, they also charge a little for this. Not sure how, or if, DC differs... though presumably it does from state to state.

        If they did not jump on his car but were protesting and were hit, they can easily file a suit against him, moreover, regardless of the police's behavior. They can also, if they feel it was improperly handled, file a complaint with the DA about this (just for posterities sake).

        •  I'd file a suit (1+ / 0-)
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          Just so I could subpoena his phone records and see if he was texting at the time and if so, who.

          In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice; but in practice, there always is a difference. - Yogi Berra

          by blue aardvark on Sat Nov 05, 2011 at 11:10:53 AM PDT

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