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  •  Then she should sue. (0+ / 0-)

    If she's too timid to say no to the police, there's not much you can do about it.  They'll say, "She told us we could."  The argument that she was too afraid to say no doesn't really amount to much, whether it's true or not, which we can't tell.  

    •  doesn't make much sense (0+ / 0-)

      Why would she say that she was afraid to refuse the police, but lie about it?  What does she gain by lying?  Far more believable that she was intimidated.  Police can be pretty intimidating.

      'Powerful influences strive today to restore that kind of government with its doctrine that Government is best which is most indifferent.' -- F. D. Roosevelt

      by LandruBek on Thu Jul 26, 2012 at 06:14:33 PM PDT

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      •  Honestly the police don't have to do anything (2+ / 0-)
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        Horace Boothroyd III, AoT

        overt, to be intimidating. There is an innate imbalance of power in this relationship. Added that the community is in turmoil over the past actions of the police, and clearly fearful of them and mad at them,  and the intimidation factor becomes exponentially larger.

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