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  •  Nothing is ever erased. It is a lie. (1+ / 0-)
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    Even when charges are dismissed the information is still inside the police computers.  If they run the name, they get the information.

    Lets say a person is arrested Occupying Wall Street.  A judge kicks everybody loose because the cops didn't bother to follow any sort of police procedure and kettled people at random.  Those occupiers will not have a criminal record from the incident since the case was dropped but their names and the fact they were arrested and had the charges dropped will be in the system.  Once you are in the system, you are in the system.

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