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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Criminal Justice Quote: Taking Down Jaywalkers

     Members of the University of Texas-Austin community are outraged that cops arrested an unnamed jogger who ignored police orders because she was wearing earbuds and couldn't hear them. The arrest happened at an intersection near the UT campus. Cops had been camped out at the intersection, issuing dozens of citations to people for jaywalking. [The war on crime is never ending.]…

     The officers chased the woman down and grabbed her arm from behind. Not knowing what was happening, the woman pulled away from the officer. This meant she was resisting, and the woman soon found herself sitting on the ground in handcuffs. [Another criminal taken off the streets.]….

     Four cops eventually escorted the woman to a police car. When she realized she was going to be put in the car, she began screaming that she hadn't done anything wrong. [Silly woman, what does that have to do with anything?] A spokesperson for the police department said the woman was arrested for failure to identify and a traffic signal violation….

Robby Soave, "Cops Arrest Jogging Woman Because She Couldn't Hear Them," The Daily Caller, February 21, 2014

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