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here is another BAD COP story

repostings 4 u
-Caveat Lector-

Forget "terrorists," here's the REAL criminal. God, no wonder people think
of cops as tiny-dicked dictator wannabes who have to brutalize innocent
people in order to get it up.

Source:  http://apnews.myway.com//article/20040428/D827RS0O0.html

Texas Woman, 97, Cuffed on Ticket Charge
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Apr 28, 10:21 AM (ET)

HIGHLAND PARK, Texas (AP) - A 97-year-old woman was handcuffed and taken to
jail in a squad car for failing to pay a traffic ticket, but her son is
questioning police officers' treatment of the former teacher.

Harriette "Dolly" Kelton had an outstanding warrant for failing to pay a
traffic ticket when Highland Park police stopped her last week for having
an expired registration and inspection sticker.

Kelton, who has lived in the northern Dallas suburb for at least 60 years,
is a former teacher at The Hockaday School. She was in police custody for
about two hours before her attorney arrived and was released on her own

"A warrant begins with the words 'you are hereby commanded to arrest,'"
Detective Randy Millican, Highland Park's public information officer, told
The Dallas Morning News in Wednesday's editions. "How do you decide who do
you arrest and who you don't? How about at age 90 but not at 91 and up? How
about between 17 and 20?"

Kelton's sons, a judge and a doctor, said she lives alone, cooks her own
meals, goes out to lunch regularly and is involved in the community. She
has good eyesight, they said.

"Our real beef with this is that no real judgment was displayed or actually
carried out in this incident," said Dr. Phil Kelton Jr., a plastic
reconstructive surgeon with Baylor University Medical Center.

"All of our enthusiasm should be tempered with judgment, and therein lies
my problem with this and basically Mother's problem with it, too," he said.

State District Judge David Kelton said that it would be inappropriate for
him to discuss the arrest.
wow!...with the PoPo here 29.Apr.2004 12:35

this same sort of thing

could have happened right here in Portland! Don't think so? THINK AGAIN!