another one for the Idiot Cop Files...

got ants?got ants? Posts: 9,140 Officer
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/uva-girl-water-beer-jail-181104442.html

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Girl buys water, spends night in jail

Felony charges were dropped on Thursday against a 20-year-old University of Virginia student who says she panicked when undercover agents from the state's Alcohol Beverage Control division mistook her water purchase for beer.

According to Charlottesville (Va.) Daily Progress, the student, Elizabeth Daly, was walking to her car on April 11 at approximately 10:15 p.m. with a box of sparkling water, cookie dough and ice cream she had just bought from a local supermarket when the agents—six men and one woman, all in plainclothes—approached suspecting the box, a blue carton of LaCroix sparkling water, to be a 12-pack of beer. One jumped on the hood of her SUV; another pulled out a gun, Daly said, as her roommates seated inside looked on in horror.

"They were showing unidentifiable badges after they approached us, but we became frightened, as they were not in anything close to a uniform," Daly wrote in an account submitted to the court. "I couldn't put my windows down unless I started my car, and when I started my car they began yelling to not move the car, not to start the car. They began trying to break the windows. My roommates and I were ... terrified."

Daly's roommate in the front passenger seat told her to "go, go, go"—and that's what she did, apparently "grazing" two of the agents in the process.

The students called 911 as they left the parking lot, police said, and were pulled over by another agent driving a vehicle with lights and sirens, Charlottesville Commonwealth Attorney Dave Chapman told the paper.

Daly apologized when she realized who they were, Chapman said, but agents arrested Daly and charged her with two counts of assaulting a law enforcement officer and one count of eluding police—each carrying a maximum penalty of five years in prison and $2,500 in fines. She spent the night in Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail.

"This has been an extremely trying experience," Daly wrote. "It is something to this day I cannot understand or believe has come to this point."

Either can Chapman.

"It wouldn't be the right thing to do to prosecute this," he said.

Nonetheless, Chapman "stood by the agents' decision to file charges, citing faith in a process that yielded an appropriate resolution."

"You don't know all the facts until you complete the investigation," he said.
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  • captinmitchcaptinmitch Posts: 5,807 Admiral
    another one for the Idiot Cop Files...
    "You don't know all the facts until you complete the investigation," he said.
    Holy dichotomy, Batman....
  • Don BDon B Posts: 857 Officer
    Our government is spending billions fighting terrorism overseas, while ignoring the biggest threat to our freedoms, local police stations, they're the real terrorist.
  • Bottom LinesBottom Lines Posts: 1,103 Officer
    Holy dichotomy, Batman....

    What kind of d-bag group of cops are going to go Rambo style (hood jumping, guns drawn) on a 20 year old college chick for having purchased a 12 pack of beer? At that, ***uming it was a 12 pack of beer when it was WATER?

    Cops like these, and "upholding the law", I believe are the definition of dichotomy that you're looking for captin....
  • captinmitchcaptinmitch Posts: 5,807 Admiral
    I'm sure that's exactly how it went down. :rotflmao
  • Bottom LinesBottom Lines Posts: 1,103 Officer
    got ants? wrote: »
    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/uva-girl-water-beer-jail-181104442.html

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    "This has been an extremely trying experience," Daly wrote. "It is something to this day I cannot understand or believe has come to this point."

    Either can Chapman.

    "It wouldn't be the right thing to do to prosecute this," he said.

    So no matter HOW it went down, a 20 year old college chick spent the night in jail and faced felony charges stemming from the purchase of a 12 pack of water... Gotcha... You wouldn't have a problem with that if she was your daughter? Seriously?
  • razorreilly09razorreilly09 Posts: 8,401 Officer
    I will go ahead and check off Charlottesville Va as a place I'll never live
  • Bimini TwistedBimini Twisted Posts: 11,200 AG
    Truly representative of what American law enforcement has become.
  • mad dog bitemad dog bite Posts: 423 Officer
    Never seen a 12 pack of water???


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  • NACl H2O LuvrNACl H2O Luvr Posts: 12,124 AG
    got ants? wrote: »
    Chapman said, but agents arrested Daly and charged her with two counts of assaulting a law enforcement officer and one count of eluding police—each carrying a maximum penalty of five years in prison and $2,500 in fines. She spent the night in Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail.

    WOW....a little over zealous are we?
  • Tarpon65Tarpon65 Posts: 6,339 Admiral
    WOW....a little over zealous are we?

    The new police term is "We're gonna go all Zimmerman on their ****!"
    Always Do Sober What You Said You'd Do Drunk. That Will Teach You To Keep Your Mouth Shut. - Ernest Hemingway
  • gandrfabgandrfab Posts: 20,097 AG
    Never seen a 12 pack of water???


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    I have seen a case of these.
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    :BUNNY gestapo

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  • tankardtankard Posts: 6,750 Admiral
    I'm sure that's exactly how it went down. :rotflmao


    You were there?

    Does the smell of cop poop on your nose ever get old?
  • mjnmjn Posts: 1,564 Captain
    Don't break the law and you don't have to worry about stuff like this.
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  • NACl H2O LuvrNACl H2O Luvr Posts: 12,124 AG
    mjn wrote: »
    Don't break the law and you don't have to worry about stuff like this.

    Try explaining that to the girl who hadn't broken any law....but was turned into a "criminal" by the direct action of on duty officers.
  • tankardtankard Posts: 6,750 Admiral
    Try explaining that to the girl who hadn't broken any law....but was turned into a "criminal" by the direct action of on duty officers.


    You're going to need to calibrate your sarcasm meter.
  • mjnmjn Posts: 1,564 Captain
    Try explaining that to the girl who hadn't broken any law....but was turned into a "criminal" by the direct action of on duty officers.

    Mitch? a little help here?
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  • CalusaCalusa Posts: 11,881 Officer
    Where's Repper?
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  • got ants?got ants? Posts: 9,140 Officer
    Try explaining that to the girl who hadn't broken any law....but was turned into a "criminal" by the direct action of on plain clothes duty officers.

    Fify

    Even the part of her passemger screaming... "GO-GO-GO!!!!!"
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  • mjrodriguez300mjrodriguez300 Posts: 141 Officer
    She bought water... /THREAD
  • captinmitchcaptinmitch Posts: 5,807 Admiral
    mjn wrote: »
    Mitch? a little help here?

    :rotflmao

    I just like the fact that anytime a cop is involved, the sheeple will believe anything negative reported by the media. I suspect there's more to the story.
  • yak_angleryak_angler Posts: 2,584 Captain
    :rotflmao

    I just like the fact that anytime a cop is involved, the sheeple will believe anything negative reported by the media. I suspect there's more to the story.

    yet it is equally true that anytime a cop is involved, the cop gobblers jump to their defense.
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  • Reelgirl2012Reelgirl2012 Posts: 141 Officer
    mjn wrote: »
    Don't break the law and you don't have to worry about stuff like this.
    Not necessarily true!
  • Triple Threat 33TTriple Threat 33T Posts: 18,669 Admin
    Not necessarily true!

    mjn was being sarcastic. He's pokin fun at people that say "Don't break the law and you don't have to worry about stuff like this".
    "Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need. Amen."
  • Triple Threat 33TTriple Threat 33T Posts: 18,669 Admin
    Not necessarily true!

    mjn was being sarcastic. He's pokin fun at people that say "Don't break the law and you don't have to worry about stuff like this".
    "Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need. Amen."
  • Salty GatorSalty Gator Posts: 1,814 Captain
    A division of law enforcement is dedicating 7 officers in a single location to curb underage alcohol purchases? Now that is a division that is screaming for a budget cut.
  • captinmitchcaptinmitch Posts: 5,807 Admiral
    mjn was being sarcastic. He's pokin fun at people that say "Don't break the law and you don't have to worry about stuff like this".
    Ya think? :grin
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