In San Francisco, Jami Tillotson, a deputy public defender, was in the hallway outside the courtroom when a plainclothes officer began to question her client. When the officer attempted to take pictures of her client with no explanation and for no apparent reason, she objected, and was, for this "crime," arrested and handcuffed to the wall for an hour.
Oh, judging from my local letters -to-the-editor page, plus the Eric Garner grand jury, I think we know which way the public sides.
<blockquote> Hello -
I&#039;m visiting Sacramento soon, and the behavior of Brian Stansbury gives me genuine concern about dropping in on your city. Arresting a deputy public defender for &quot;resisting arrest&quot; is so breathtakingly arrogant that I really don&#039;t know if it&#039;s worth the risk to be in SFPD jurisdiction. But I love Rasputin Records and the Cartoon Art Museum, so this is a real dilemma.
There is no chance Sgt. Stansbury will be fired (despite his mistreatment of a colleague during a 2013 traffic stop) because your commanders will fail to see how despicably dangerous his attitude is. That is the greater concern - for there is no telling how many despots with a badge are currently tolerated or condoned by your department. </blockquote>
Not in the evening news. Which is how you know they&#039;re doing it right.
There&#039;s a Frank Bullitt on line 1, wants to talk to you.
She failed to arrest herself fast enough.
Harry Callahan libul!!1! 1!
Better move fast, NYPD isn&#039;t going to let the other coast get all the attention.
I&#039;m not sure I agree 100% on your police work here, Officer.
Problem: If a suspect is represented by counsel, you&#039;re not allowed to question them without the lawyer being present. Solution: Arrest the lawyer and have her taken away.
It&#039;s brilliant in its simplicity.
At least we get to make fun of him. The headline alone is almost worth it.
May I just piint out that the headline of this story is a masterpiece of informative snark?
I sincerely wonder at the term &quot;plainclothes officer&quot; ... isn&#039;t he just out of his uniform? (which is a comically oversized diaper, but with a badge where the safety pin goes, right?)
A gun and a badge embiggens the smallest asshole.
You libtards are being terribly unfair. Officer Stansbury&#039;s addition of paradox to the policeman&#039;s arsenal shows his familiarity with the works of Eubulides of Miletus. Or of Oolon Colluphid.
Gotta love how this numbskull construes &quot;Please do&quot; as &quot;resisting arrest.&quot; Tillotson was released under &quot;Penal Code 849b,&quot; the gist of which is, &ldquo;Yeah, we got nothin&#039; here.&rdquo;
I think Stansbury has guaranteed himself a long and illustrious SFPD career . . . at a desk.