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UVA student jailed for possession of bottled water, ice cream

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Good to know that people can't buy ice cream without the government trying to interfere.
 

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Gov't morons in action. A jury would likely acquit the kids (if the criminal charges are allowed to stand) and they will also likely win a huge civil lawsuit based on the moronic actions of the gov't agents involved. Unfortunately the sheeple of VA will likely pay the settlement (and court costs) and probably allow these morons to keep their gov't jobs with full pay and benefits.
 
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So you're walking out of the grocery store and 6 guys with guns start yelling and jump you so you try to take off and YOU are the problem.....especially when they discover that you're carrying water, cookie dough and ice cream......and it takes them 3 months to figure out how many felonies to charge you with.....


At what point are people going to wake up and figure out that they have created a ridiculously monolithic state which is going to destroy them rather than save them?
 

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President Obama would have preferred the students to get Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream, this is when the highly trained agents were sent into action.
 

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WTF. Even if she were buying beer underage, why the hell does it take 7 storm troopers to go after her and to be bashing in her windows and stuff? It is absolutely ridiculous. She should sue they living poot out of them.
 

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Hey, it is really this important to keep some teenagers from buying beer. It is just more of a part of the progression of making everyone in america criminals from a young age for BS policies by the republican nanny state. Could you imagine the horror if those college students split a 6 pack? They might have gotten a little tipsy and that would have made jesus cry. Virginia republican big government at work.
 

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WTF. Even if she were buying beer underage, why the hell does it take 7 storm troopers to go after her and to be bashing in her windows and stuff? It is absolutely ridiculous. She should sue they living poot out of them.
Agreed. It is not apparent that these cops had any reasonable cause to suspect that Ms. Daly was in possession of alcohol. Unless they knew her, I doubt that they had any reasonable cause to believe that she was too young to legally buy beer anyway. They simply don't appear to have had enough probable cause to detain her at all, much less attack her in the violent manner that they did.

And even if they knew she was under 21, and even if she did openly have beer, that sort of attack is simply far out of proportion to the crime.

Public servants should never be considered immune from criminal charges, for crimes committed in the course of allegedly doing their jobs. To attack a young woman in this manner, without having much better cause than they had, that she was involved in much more serious crimes than that of which they claim to have suspected her; is outside of any legitimate law-enforcement authority, and they ought to be charged and prosecuted criminally just as any other citizen who attacked a young woman in this manner would have been prosecuted. At the very least, they ought to be charged with aggravated assault, kidnapping, and destruction of property; and if convicted, they should spend the same time in jail that anyone else would spend for these crimes. If one of them actually drew a gun in the course of this incident, then the charge should be raised to assault with a deadly weapon.
 

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Agreed. It is not apparent that these cops had any reasonable cause to suspect that Ms. Daly was in possession of alcohol. Unless they knew her, I doubt that they had any reasonable cause to believe that she was too young to legally buy beer anyway. They simply don't appear to have had enough probable cause to detain her at all, much less attack her in the violent manner that they did.

And even if they knew she was under 21, and even if she did openly have beer, that sort of attack is simply far out of proportion to the crime.

Public servants should never be considered immune from criminal charges, for crimes committed in the course of allegedly doing their jobs. To attack a young woman in this manner, without having much better cause than they had, that she was involved in much more serious crimes than that of which they claim to have suspected her; is outside of any legitimate law-enforcement authority, and they ought to be charged and prosecuted criminally just as any other citizen who attacked a young woman in this manner would have been prosecuted. At the very least, they ought to be charged with aggravated assault, kidnapping, and destruction of property; and if convicted, they should spend the same time in jail that anyone else would spend for these crimes. If one of them actually drew a gun in the course of this incident, then the charge should be raised to assault with a deadly weapon.
Unfortunately it is Virginia so replace the girl with an 80 year old woman buying a pack of depends in the store and you would probably get the same "The police officers did nothing wrong" ruling by a judge on summary judgment.
 

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Agreed. It is not apparent that these cops had any reasonable cause to suspect that Ms. Daly was in possession of alcohol. Unless they knew her, I doubt that they had any reasonable cause to believe that she was too young to legally buy beer anyway. They simply don't appear to have had enough probable cause to detain her at all, much less attack her in the violent manner that they did.

And even if they knew she was under 21, and even if she did openly have beer, that sort of attack is simply far out of proportion to the crime.

Public servants should never be considered immune from criminal charges, for crimes committed in the course of allegedly doing their jobs. To attack a young woman in this manner, without having much better cause than they had, that she was involved in much more serious crimes than that of which they claim to have suspected her; is outside of any legitimate law-enforcement authority, and they ought to be charged and prosecuted criminally just as any other citizen who attacked a young woman in this manner would have been prosecuted. At the very least, they ought to be charged with aggravated assault, kidnapping, and destruction of property; and if convicted, they should spend the same time in jail that anyone else would spend for these crimes. If one of them actually drew a gun in the course of this incident, then the charge should be raised to assault with a deadly weapon.
It really about demanding instant, meek, unquestioning compliance to anything a cop tells you.

Expecting professionalism from your employees has become a crime.

They can be as rude and inconsiderate as they like. You can't get satisfaction from police departments/the legal system when cops OBVIOUSLY **** up, much less for just being rude.
 

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It really about demanding instant, meek, unquestioning compliance to anything a cop tells you.

Expecting professionalism from your employees has become a crime.

They can be as rude and inconsiderate as they like. You can't get satisfaction from police departments/the legal system when cops OBVIOUSLY **** up, much less for just being rude.
Agreed. How often do we read about instances like this where the internal investigations finds no wrong doing (on the part of the cops)?
 

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The charges are to use them to negotiate and try to avoid a civil lawsuit.

If those students had been armed, I would absolutely find them not guilty if they had shot and killed those absurd "police officers," a title they only technically have. They actually were terrorists and assailants.
 

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At what point are people going to wake up and figure out that they have created a ridiculously monolithic state which is going to destroy them rather than save them?
When it is too late - as usual and we're getting very close.
 
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