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  •  Under NY law (0+ / 0-)

    a person cannot be arrested for an offense (as opposed to a crime) unless the police officer witnesses it himself/herself.

    Drinking in public is an offense, not a crime.

    Drug use, of course is a crime (technically possession rather than use.  And mere possession of marijuana in not a crime in NY, but I digress).  But I have never once heard of someone arrested for drug possession where it wasn't someone in something of authority (if not a police officer, then a parole or probation officer, or security guard, or maybe even a school employee) who witnessed the defendant in possession.

    The best pizza comes from New York.

    by JakeC on Wed Nov 16, 2011 at 02:25:43 PM PST

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