Kids -- New Topic
Posted 16 June 2006 - 01:49 PM
Leland R. Berger
3527 NE 15th Ave.#103
Portland OR 97212
Posted 16 June 2006 - 02:03 PM
The larger issues of police and prosecutorial power; it is out of control. Police on neighborhood beats take cues from leadership and leadership is providing terrible direction.
PC in this situation is questionable. Ok, the cops had PC to conduct a search because a crime was in progress. Then the cops realize, oops, a couple of young girls don't have a firearm, well, better make good and arrest them for something.
Cops have discretionary power in decision making. They could have called Mom or Dad; that probably would have put some fear into the kids to have an escort back home vis a vis LO PD, or have parents pick them up.
There was a judgement call for the cops to make, and they, in my opinion made a bad judgement call.
There are real-live bad guys out there, cops need to police that stuff, not two teenage girls smoking tobacco.
Posted 16 June 2006 - 03:25 PM
You all should really listen to the Lake O police blotter sometime on KPAM in the morning. They really *do* have nothing better to do in Lake O than arrest 15 year old girls! Unlike Portland, where the jails have human sized pet doors.. Lake O is America's version of Signapore.. they'd cane 'em if they could!
Brad.. I'll excuse you if you're not finding this very funny right now and I apologize... I'd probably be pretty peeved too if I were in your shoes...
Posted 16 June 2006 - 05:53 PM
Posted 16 June 2006 - 08:04 PM
Aren't these contradictory?
"I never go out too fast; sometimes I just finish too slowly!" - Joe Dudman
Posted 16 June 2006 - 10:05 PM
You're an anarchist waiting to happen.
Posted 17 June 2006 - 07:02 AM
The lawyer they featured says that when the cops ask you if they can search your car, house, etc, you should always say no. She said nothing good ever comes of trying to explain things to the cops. You should refuse to take field sobriety tests and breathalyzers. In the most recent jail-Blazer incident lots of people were hammering on Zach Randolph for not letting cops search his car when it was stopped. According to the lawyer on the show that is exactly what he should have done.
Posted 17 June 2006 - 07:12 AM
Posted 17 June 2006 - 08:07 AM
The homeowner's kids had a few friends over and they were gathered in the basement. Some uninvited teens crashed their kids get together and brought alcohol, unbeknownst to the parents. The cops charged the parents with supplying alcohol to minors. They have spent over $100k fighting the charge in court.
Posted 17 June 2006 - 03:26 PM
Posted 18 June 2006 - 01:58 PM
Thanks for the tip. Depending on how this $125 ticket impacts my daughter's college prospects, I may contact Mr. Houze. My gut feeling, however, is that it won't have a huge impact on things. BTW, did you do the Mt. Hood Scramble, and did we meet?
Posted 18 June 2006 - 03:56 PM
i did not do the scramble. i pulled weeds and dead headed roses. rough work.
Posted 18 June 2006 - 04:09 PM
I can (could) relate. I used to like doing that work. After I gave the house to my ex-wife, however, I can concentrate on scrambles.....
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