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More details on the viral video of the UT Austin jay-jogger who was arrested by 4 APD officers.

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  • paratroopersmith 6 years, 9 months ago

    This "news" "article" is completely one sided. The woman refused to identify herself to the police and she went to jail because she decided her sense of self entitlement was more important than her freedom. This isn't a story, this is the type of trash the media reports on to get you to click on a "story" that they slant as to be controversial.

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    • mango333

      mango333 6 years, 9 months ago

      I disagree. She had head phones in, the cop didn't identify himself before grabbing her, and she wasn't carrying ID. I can tell you right now that if I'm out running and you grab me from behind my refusal to identify myself will be the last of your concerns.

      This cop was being heavy handed with his authority plain and simple. Seriously...arrested...for jaywalking???

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      • paratroopersmith 6 years, 9 months ago

        You are either a troll or an idiot. She wasn't arrested for jaywalking, she was arrested because when the officer tried to ascertain her identity to ticket her for breaking the law she refused to identify herself. She believed that refusing to identify herself would leave the police officer with no way to give her a ticket, she was wrong. Refusing to identify yourself to a LEO, on top of the initial infraction of jaywalking, is just stupid. Secondly when out running you should still be aware of your surroundings, if her music was so loud that she could not hear someone screaming at her to stop running then how would she hear sirens, cars, other pedestrians, dogs, etc. She becomes a danger to both herself and people around her. Lastly, if a cop grabs you from behind and you turn around and see a police officer in full uniform you are going to what? Disrespect him, assault him, what problem will you give him? The cop wasn't being heavy handed, the cop was doing his job which is to enforce the law. The girl in this incident escalated the situation of her own accord, the police officer simply acted in response. It is overly-entitled people, like this girl, who have no regard for the law that far too often make the work of police seem heavy handed. Anyone who thinks this story is about the girl being arrested for jaywalking is missing the point entirely. The internal thought process that allows someone to disregard a law because they don't agree with it and then argue with a LEO after they break that law is part of everything that is currently wrong with this country. If she had simply followed the law she would be home right now, if she had admitted her mistake and apologized to the LEO she probably would have gotten off with a warning, even if she was belligerent she probably would have ended up with a ticket; she made the wrong choices here the entire way and you defend her. I would check both your thought process and your IQ.

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        • mango333

          mango333 6 years, 9 months ago

          Really? You want to call names and be insulting because I disagreed with your post. Not even worth my time past saying good to you sir. Hope you figure out whatever issues you have and are able to have a meaningful discourse in the future.

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        • Chet_Manly

          Chet_Manly 6 years, 9 months ago

          I respectfully believe that you are wrong on this issue. A girl who pulls her arm away and doesn't acknowledge when another person pulls on their arm is hardly resisting arrest. She doesn't have to be as hyper aware of her surroundings as you insist. I believe you have some cause to see this issue as you do but know there are others out here who have seen video evidence of "heavy handed" police and do not see this girl as being served or protected. She was made an example of; the police were wrong....it does happen.

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          • paratroopersmith 6 years, 9 months ago

            So basically every criminal (she committed a crime) from now until the end of time should simply do so while wearing headphones and can then run from police with no repercussions? Also she was not arrested for resisting arrest. She was arrested because she refused to give the police her name so they could ticket her. She was not made an example of she broke the law and the police reacted. She escalated the situation and the police reacted. If she had simply given the cops her name she would have received a ticket and been home.

            Also there are reasons that police are "making examples" of people caught jaywalking. Austin has had over 50 people killed while jaywalking in the last 3 years.

            You can read more here:
            http://austinist.com/2011/10/27/stop_jaywalking.php or here http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/2012/03/pedestrian-deaths-in-austin-and-trouble.html

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            • Chet_Manly

              Chet_Manly 6 years, 9 months ago

              Not disputing the jaywalking operation. However, did she fail to provide her name or fail to provide an id? Pay more attention to the news and perhaps you will see the many examples of police being heavy handed. I've even heard one say (on video) "I am the law." We obviously don't agree and we probably aren't going to but thanks for cleaning up that rude approach from your exchange with mango.

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  • mango333

    mango333 6 years, 9 months ago

    To anyone else that would like to discuss. I am well aware this woman was arrested for "resisting arrest". But again, the circumstances did not dictate what the obviously out of shape cops did. Regardless of her awareness of her surroundings, a jaywalking stop does not need to turn into a resisting arrest charge simply because the cop was having a bad day.

    I doubt the girl even got the time to apologize or respond in a cooperative manner before the cop had tackled her and cuffed her. After that, I can't really blame her for escalating. Heavy handed. A uniform does not make you right.

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