Re: Banger rights - only in Seattle
Suspended for using profanity? Excuse me but I thought there was a little thing called Free Speech in this country...
The fact that they were suspected MS13 and refused to cooperate with law enforcement should have been grounds to at least arrest them. Plus they were reaching into the center console and in between their legs in the seats... I would think that would scare the crap out of most patrol officers. When you make sudden movements, they assume you're going for a weapon. That's why you roll down the window and keep both hands on the wheel when the officer approaches your window.
I probably would not have suspended the officers, but I would have at least sat them down and explained that they have to play by the rules otherwise when they DO arrest people like this - they walk. If you don't do it right, they get away on a technicality. Then they sit there laughing at you as free people, rather than behind bars where they belong.
Samuel Adams once said, "among the natural rights of the colonists are these: first, a right to life, secondly to liberty, thirdly to property; together with the right to defend them in the best manner they can."
Last edited by hogger129; 05-26-2011 at 07:22 PM..