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  •  Absolutely disgusting. (12+ / 0-)

    Total abuse of power.

    I was once pulled over in Houston for having a tail light out. It was my grandmother's car, and I didn't know it was out. The officer was clearly trying to show a younger, more inexperienced officer how to intimidate a citizen into submitting to the search of their vehicle and to escalate a routine traffic stop into a violation of civil rights. I was having none of it. I knew I had a right to refuse as there was no probable cause. After going around and around for about five minutes with these jackasses, I asked permission to take out my wallet, and it was granted. I took out my attorney's business card and handed it to the lead officer, telling him "if you want to search this car, you are going to have to arrest me first. I know my rights". Eventually, they got bored and let me go.

    This was nearly 20 years ago. I cannot imagine what would have happened to me today.

    Get your goddamned guns out of my church. This means you.

    by commonmass on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 07:06:09 PM PST

    •  (10+/0) (0+ / 0-)

      In Bellaire, right?

      "Double, double, toile and trouble; Fire burne, and Cauldron bubble... By the pricking of my Thumbes, Something wicked this way comes": Republicans!!. . Willkommen im Vierten Reich! Sie haben keine Bedeutung mehr.

      by Bluefin on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 10:57:31 PM PST

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