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Old 01-25-2015, 08:42 PM   #1
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A few minutes ago, I walked over to the neighbors house to return some canning jars, but I didn't get an answer when I rang the doorbell. Front door was open, but storm door (full view) was closed, so I figured they were home. I peeked in and yelled 'Hey! Anybody home?'. No answer, so I walk around the backyard. Nobody outside, so I look in the garage. No cars. Hmmm...I guess they're NOT home. So I go inside and leave the jars in the kitchen. As I'm coming out 2 police cars arrive and do their cop-thing - "Hands on your head!!! Don't move!!!" etc. I was frisked and told to lay down on the ground. They're asking me questions, but they're not buying my story, even as I show them the well-worn footpath between our houses that has taken 25 years to make, or that my ID is from the house next door. Just as one of the cops is pulling out his handcuffs to hook me up, thankfully, the neighbors came home. I live in a pretty good neighborhood and I'm glad their response time was good, but JEEZ! these guys were treating me like a common criminal. Did I overcharge their mother on a job?? It turns out that the new neighbors (across the street) called them because they saw someone walking around their yard. The same people who won't return a 'Hello' wave, they just stare at you like a cow looking at a new gate. And the 'lady' had the friggin NERVE to tell me I shouldn't be walking through the trees like that. I should use the sidewalk instead. Mother ing, ing, ing, BEE-OTCH!
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Old 01-25-2015, 08:54 PM   #2
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Re: Almost Got Arrested Today For Being A Prowler


Be thankful you didn't get a beating...
So, they thought you were a perv...

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All's well that ends well?
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You shouldn't be walking through trees like that...
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How did you not get shot. CNN says everyone who gets stopped by cops get shot?
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How did you not get shot. CNN says everyone who gets stopped by cops get shot?
Not everyone, only the black ones.
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That's right. That's why there is no white Sharpton...

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That ain't fair to the trees, stop that.
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Not everyone, only the black ones.
Do you know for a fact he's not black? He might just be really lucky!
When my brother and I were still in high school, he went to our younger sisters junior high school to escort her home on the public buses and ended up talking to a cop who had his hand on his gun the whole time thinking my brother was kidnapping her. The fact our sister had left her ID card at home that day certainly was not helping.... That may have played out a lot worse if a teacher who knew them both didn't come along and give the officer a dose of the truth and a good scolding.
We find it funny now, hopefully you will find this experience amusing in time as well.
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You lucky you not on the east coast, here we don't call cops,we shoot first and then ask questions
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[QUOTE=greg24k;2355106]You lucky you not on the east coast, here we don't call cops,we shoot first and the...n ask questions [

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Even if your hand's are............
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I'm lucky all my neighbors are all elderly except one person...and he's the police Chief of my city so I have cops visiting him at least once a day


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Now that the dust has settled, would you say the police were basically doing their jobs or being j--ks? Any word with the neighbors across the street? Apologies or anything? Hope it all works out in a friendly way.
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You lucky you not on the east coast, here we don't call cops,we shoot first and then ask questions
That's about how things used to be settled in this neighborhood many years ago, but I guess after we all 'got a little older', we've mellowed out some

The biggest thing I was having a problem with was, and what I'm trying to explain to these cops, is that I don't need to break in to their house - I HAVE A KEY (and alarm codes)! Let me go inside my house and grab the key ring to show you. Oh well...All's well that ends well. Or something like that.

And I did try to talk to the people across the street. I went over and knocked on the door and got no answer. Funny, because their 2 cars were in the driveway. Damn renters That house was a bank repo and now it's a rental that's had some shady looking (to us 'Concerned Citizens') folks in and out.
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That's about how things used to be settled in this neighborhood many years ago, but I guess after we all 'got a little older', we've mellowed out some

The biggest thing I was having a problem with was, and what I'm trying to explain to these cops, is that I don't need to break in to their house - I HAVE A KEY (and alarm codes)! Let me go inside my house and grab the key ring to show you. Oh well...All's well that ends well. Or something like that.

And I did try to talk to the people across the street. I went over and knocked on the door and got no answer. Funny, because their 2 cars were in the driveway. Damn renters That house was a bank repo and now it's a rental that's had some shady looking (to us 'Concerned Citizens') folks in and out.
I can hold a grudge and have a long memory when I'm intentionally wronged. Guarantee if they're shady, they wouldn't want me as a neighbor after a stunt like that.
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would you say the police were basically doing their jobs or being j--ks?
They were just doing their job, IMO. I was getting the "These cuffs are for your protection, as well as mine" spiel when the neighbor pulled up. I wasn't read my rights, so I wasn't being placed under arrest - Yet. When I was asking to go inside to retrieve the keys, the cop just said "We can't allow that".
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No offence to the dozens of honest, hard working cops out there, but the Police In General are out of control, with their Pentagon-supplied toys. Most departments have become para-military units with no conscience whatsoever. Lucky thing your neighbors came home, or you would have been telling your story from behind bars. All we are to them is unconvicted criminals that have zero rights.
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You're right Pritch. I looked at a job in a vacant duplex about 10 years ago and took my 67 Camaro show car on a cruise to the house. Owner told me to take plywood off a window and go in. While I was in boarded up house police pulled a sheet off another window and let dogs in. I went through another window with a clipboard, tape and company coat and shirt on. Police beat me with night stick and kicked me when one of the asswipes realized I was a contractor. I ended up at a 7 11 to get a cup of water to wash the blood off where two of these punks were and asked them both if they would like to settle things after work....punks.
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I think the cuffs was kinda bs. Since you had proof you lived next door they should have just asked you to sit down and get the HO on the phone.

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