First Amendment Allows Flipping Off a Police Officer
Article from The Washington Post by Fred Barbash.
Woman gets stopped for speeding. Cop shows mercy and gives her a ticket for a nonmoving violation. As police officer pulls away, however, woman gives him the finger – or, as a U.S. District Court puts it, “flips him the bird.”
Cop takes offense, switches on lights and siren and stops her again, ploughing into her car in the process and then, on top of that, changing the original ticket to a moving violation.
While suggesting the woman was a bit “ungrateful,” the second stop was not reasonable and the officer should have known it, Sutton said.
To justify the second stop, he wrote, Minard needed “probable cause that she had committed” a violation.
Read the entire article at The Washington Post.
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He should have shot the bytch. lol
Does the lady now experience “back pain” as a result of being “rear ended” by the police officer. That seems to be what happened.
Sure it’s legal, it’s also extremely stupid.🤣
It really laughable the reactions of the dumb and dumbers in this comment section. Maybe you idiots don’t realize that the tickets that law enforcement write for “speeding” and many other “traffic” violations are nothing but illegitimate fines to steal money from you. 99% of speed limits are ARBITRARY, they are created out of thin air to justify you being stopped and fined; why do you think that ALL law enforcement employees violate it with impunity. Exactly what harm has been done by going 10 miles over the speed limit, if conditions allow for it without causing anyone or property harm. You idiots have been completely indoctrinated to believe that traffic violations are legitimate. This woman had every right to flip the officer off, considering she wasn’t doing anything wrong except violating an arbitrary “rule”, and still got a ticket. If she “broke the law” then why is the officer allowed to make an exception and lessen the “crime”?! Now, because she pissed him off, the ticket will be thrown out and the city will be sued for damages, medical expenses, and false arrest! Hope she takes them to the cleaners for their arrogance!
Maybe in your state, however, in mine, the speed signs are directly set up by the state to show the “maximum allowable safe speed under perfect conditions allowed on that particular stretch of road”, if you don’t like it,
change the law, otherwise pay your fine and move on.
May your future be plagued by “arbitrary” tickets the rest of your life!! Another big mouth nothing that has no respect for the rule of law or anyone else’s safety. You sound like a useless lawyer who lives by his own narcisisim!..I’ll happily wave at you wraped around a tree as I drive by you and your arbitrary speed limit!