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  •  I would bet that was already common (2+ / 0-)
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    eXtina, Calamity Jean

    It would find restraining orders that one party may have against another and provide prior and pending criminal records. This can help an officer decide who to arrest when both parties look pretty beat up.

    It does disturb me that it has been made mandatory, but perhaps there was a legitimate reason (like some false arrest accusations.) The idea that they have to arrest for minor things seems ridiculous. Isn't it enough that they have located a person with a warrant (for minor ones.)

    A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward. Franklin D. Roosevelt

    by notrouble on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 06:00:14 PM PDT

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