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  •  The cops got pissed because Newsome was at work (6+ / 0-)

    and would not leave her job at the military base to come home to help the cops find her partner.

    The cops said Newsome was not cooperative when they showed up at her home... wait for it... because she was at work on the military base.

    Is that acceptable behavior on the part of cops? To force people to leave work and drive all the way to their home just so they can talk to the cops?

    The Rapid City Police Department says Newsome, an aircraft armament system craftsman who spent nine years in the Air Force, was not cooperative when they showed up at her home in November with an arrest warrant for her partner, who was wanted on theft charges in Fairbanks, Alaska.

    Newsome was at work at the base at the time and refused to immediately come home and assist the officers in finding her partner, whom she married in Iowa — where gay marriage is legal — in October.

    Police officers, who said they spotted the marriage license on the kitchen table through a window of Newsome's home, alerted the base, police Chief Steve Allender said in a statement sent to the AP. The license was relevant to the investigation because it showed both the relationship and residency of the two women, he said.

    Furthermore, you did not finish the entire paragraph on that negative story about felonies and warrants...

    Newsome's partner is currently out on bail on one felony and three misdemeanor counts of theft stemming from an incident last year, court officials in Fairbanks said. More information was not immediately available, and Newsome said she didn't know the status of the case and didn't provide more details about it.

    Do you know that if you rent a couple of movies from an automated kiosk... you have to give them your bank info in order to make it so easy for you to just pop in and out to get those movies... and then if there should be some error or mistake where the return is NOT noted... the small-time "businessman" who runs that racket can legally suck $300-500 for two movies that cost $10 at Wal-Mart... he can suck it out of your bank account. And if you are lucky, you have proof or someone to vouch that you did indeed return the movies... but the small-time racketeer dude will take his good old time in refunding your $500 to your bank account. 4-6 weeks.  And for poor young people... that means other checks and payments bounce when they didn't expect it. And, of course, the bank racketeers start sucking their fees out on top of all this.

    I know all this for a fact because this story happened to someone I helped. I had to make the phone calls to the crook businessman who ran this racket and stole money from college kids. I had to drop names of officials and pull some weight to move the bastard to return the money.

    These little things happen all over this nation every single second of every single day.

    Felony theft levels... $150 in Illinois.  $300 in Florida. $500 in Alaska.

    And you have the audacity to infer and jump to the conclusion that the woman is a terrible horrible evil criminal who deserves to have every thing the court system can throw at her.

    <div style="color: #a00000;"> Our... constitutional heritage rebels at the thought of giving government the power to control men's minds. Thurgood Marshal

    by bronte17 on Sat Mar 13, 2010 at 07:53:20 PM PST

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