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Advice, The Law and You [Jun. 19th, 2011|04:45 pm]
Tomas Gallucci
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I'm utilizing LJ's re-post button to quickly spread the word about something that we should all think about, even if we shouldn't all go comment on it:


Originally posted by kylecassidy at post
Our friend lxbean was arrested yesterday for observing the police accosting a drug user passed out near her front steps*. Reading her story it's amazing and frightening how quickly things go from "fine" to "put your hands behind your back!" and how bad these people were at de-escalation. They kept her in handcuffs for three hours before letting her go, hoping, I suppose, that she'd learned a lesson about standing up for other people. I'm glad she's not willing to let them get away with it. Advice, contacts, sympathy, and story sharing on her blog.



* I think she was actually arrested because she asked for the name of an officer she thought was behaving too aggressively, but that's not what it said on the court papers..

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Really, you need to read the post before you form your opinion. Here, on my blog, I think this should become a discussion of our rights as Americans and perhaps human rights in general; on lxbean's blog, we should just stick to the facts and offer support as we interpret the law.

Call this a think-tank post.

I may edit this post with my response...at least, I have some thoughts for lxbean on the topic and thoughts in general. I'd be happy to hear yours too.
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