ErikLaurence wrote:......................Gates was arrested as punishment for mouthing off. The cop arrested him, knowing it would be thrown out, to punish him. Cops do not have the legal right to mete out punishment....................If Gates was a white guy it also would have been thrown out too because there is no case here. No crime was committed and DA's don't like to try cases where they can't win. I mouthed off to a cop when I was 19. He arrested me. I committed no crime. It was thrown out.
Don't expect any favors from the cops if you mouth off. I was that kid at 16. They'd come to my house because some do-gooder complained about the party & I'd tell them to go F themselves, etc,etc. Well at 16 what you don't realize is you have to drive & leave your house! Don't ask why you've been pulled over for going 3mph over! Your still going OVER the speed limit!
Was it because I was black??? The old saying applies VERY WELL here: "YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW"
The last cop that pulled me over recently said, "looks like you had a good time years ago ...... 2 full pages....... nice work!"
I didn't get a 2 page driving record because I was nice....