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Oldest « 1 2 » Newest Show all. I lived there for 16 years Postal Penguin. They will be arresting a lot of women then because no real man stops and asks for directions.
Considering how bad meth abuse has gotten among the down-home hookers in the hills, I am not surprised. First amendement surrenders. Postal Penguin: They will be arresting a lot of women then because no real man stops and asks for directions.
That's why I only screw whores I find on craigslist. Not stupid at all submitter.
The offense must occur in a public place known to police as a high-crime area, and must be committed by someone who has been convicted of a prostitution offense within the past two years. They aren't targeting the average person who is legitimately asking for directions.
All this means is that those types of actions are allowed to be considered probable cause when a cop makes a stop. You're not really going to get arrested if you really are lost and asking for directions.
Contrary to popular belief on Fark, cops aren't idiots. They aren't going to think you're looking for a prostitute if you really aren't, any more than they're going to believe you when you say "no sir I only had two beers". And it's going to STAY with us till the end of time. Legalize it already!
Isn't there a better way to do this? It does seem like a good way to do it, in a commen sense kinda thinking, but there IS that little thing we call the constitution, with it's ammendments and all. Its close, but its not really that close to probable cause. A for effort.
D for execution. What the hell happened to innocent until proven guilty?
Ok, let's say that they ARE prostitutes. Who the fark cares?
It should be legal. Legal and taxable.
Think of all the revnue that could be had! Check the last bit of TFA And thank god, cause now they can bust repeat lonely guys so desperate as to pay for sex AND possibly get a drug bust out of it.
I feel warm and safe. Laws on top of laws just so the DA can stack multiple charges against you and compound the sentence is part of the reason our prisons are kept full. I used to believe there was a time that a person did a crime, was punished for a crime and tried to get back to a normal life.
I don't think that's even possible anymore. That's all well and good, but they won't find that out until after they get to the police station in all likelihood. Inconvenience to abound.
In what way is an arrest a conviction? MycroftHolmes: theigorway: Yikes.
Although the idea of "journalism" is a foreign concept to the writer of the FA, the new law allows people to be arrested and convicted for said arm-waving, and to be punished with 30 days in jail. How exactly is a cop gonna know whether or not his suspect has a record?
FTFA : An arrest can also be made if a suspect asks if a potential prostitute or patron is a police officer. This is a little ridiculous, too.
Yeah, because people should fear arrest for things which are otherwise innocent and not even remotely harmful. Even if nothing comes of it, arrest is highly humiliating and inconvenient. The assumption of innocence exists for the benefit of all people. Putting ANY chips at all into that presumption is like chipping away at any other right- you're just paving the way for a police state.
And for those who have forgotten their history, police states never result in the safety desired by the people. Sure, police aren't necessarily foolish enough to arrest folks just asking for directions, but the simple fact is that there ARE those police desperate enough for any kind of a collar or just authoritarian enough to bust folks for any reason that might possibly stick.
The prosecutors are even worse- they love to trumpet a conviction rate, which while folks might have done things that are a violation of the strictest definitions of the laws, by no means was there criminal intent or even legitimate victims. But hey, they get to claim that they stuck it to those criminals.
And that sounds good to folks until it happens to a friend or a family member, and then you realize that in our legal system, real justice is hard to come by. The system is set up to overwhelm and convict people, with only the most minor of nods given to presumption of innocence.
With all the BS laws on the books, being a criminal has never held so little stigma. Not once.
Hell, I got pulled over for a drug search here in Asheville just because I was lost, started to make a right turn, then saw it was a dead-end street and kept going straight. When they finally pulled me over, it was because I "saw them watching the intersection and tried to run.
Had not the slightest interest in what I had to say for myself, either. Guess I was lucky they didn't bother to plant something they could haul me in for. Would've loved to have complimented the guy on the size of his asshat, but thought it not prudent.
I don't see a problem here Wanna stay out of jail? Stop using meth, stop seeing hookers and get a job.
If you want to get laid, go to church seriously or night school. Plenty of chicks who want to date "normal" dudes. Butt Nugget.
Maybe I'm wrong, if so you can correct me. MycroftHolmes In what way is an arrest a conviction?
When your employment questionnaire or licensing application asks if you've ever been arrested for or convicted of a felony. Thought it would've been a pedarast.
Gecko Gingrich. Will that pass 14 th Amendment muster? Seems to me that we have a law prohibiting even lawful speech not legalbased on prior acts not a lawful exception to the first ammendmentin undefined areas who knows what the cops know?
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