Have you ever been arrested?

posted 3 months ago in The Lounge
Post # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Not really arrested in the sense of being read my rights and stuff, but taken to the police station in the van. It was a Reclaim the Night anti rape rally.
A feminist rite of passage lol. 

Post # 18
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

Why do you want to know??? Are you a narc????? You coppers will never take me alive!

Post # 19
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Bumble bee

No, but I can think of occasions where I probably should have been. 

Post # 21
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Re-posting as it comes up as duplicate post but no post is actually there

Yes. I have been arrested for being aboriginal in public after dark. I actually approached the cops at the time for assistance but instead ended up arrested.  I was working in the Dept of Justice and was working late and left the office at about 9:30pm to catch the tram home. It was winter so it was dark and the area where the office was in gets deserted a couple of hours after the courts close at 5pm. The area turns a little seedy after dark due to their being strip clubs and brothels and seedier night clubs in the area. So I was waiting for the 9:35pm tram but it didn’t show up. So I wait. As I am waiting I can feel my blood sugar drop, so I test and administer glucose and then eat a museli bar. About half an hour passes, still no tram and I can feel my blood sugar dropping again and quickly. I take some more glucose and  I try to use my mobile but this is back before smart phones and I have trouble. I see a cop car so I try to flag it down. I am by now starting to lose my functions as my hypo progresses. Everything is pretty hazy from here but I know I am handcuffed and carried into the back of the van. I remember crying and trying to tell them I was diabetic. I kept pointing to my medic alert bracelet which they ignored. I do remember on of them called me a racial slur and yelled at me for being drunk. Next thing I know I am being woken up by paramedics in a cell in lock up. Despite having a medic alert bracelet (which they removed along with my belt and cardigan when I was booked in) and a medic alert card in my wallet next to my drivers licence (which they used to identify me). I have no doubt I would have died if it wasn’t for another police officer who knew me seeing my name on the booking sheet. She had worked child protection cases with me and had come out to an aboriginal community group I volunteered with several times to boulster relationships with the community. When she saw what I was arrested for she said that didn’t sound right and if anyone had checked if I had a medical condition.  I got two cops fired (not sorry) and sued. 

Post # 21
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2013 - Brighton victorua

No 

But my husband has twice. 1 was right, the 2nd was country cope with nothing better to do. We fought the 2nd time went o court the judge looked at the charges and basically went serious? And dropped all charges. 

Post # 22
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Not me. My son. Didn’t know he had to show up for court to provide proof of car insurance after he was ticketed for not having proof on him during a traffic stop. They issued a bench warrant & when he was pulled over a several months later for running a light, they cuffed him & took him in. He’s a big red-headed jock & evidently they were concerned he might resist or something. “Let’s not have any  trouble” as the second cop car pulled up. It was kind of funny. He had a fairly good time at the station because he’s a truly nice big kid & he showed proof of insurance & paid a fine. I was really concerned. I asked him why he hadn’t gone to court 6 months prior and he told me “well, I told them when they stopped me that I had insurance. I thought that was all I needed to do.” Ah, to be 18 again! The cuffs were really tight on him, though, and he had marks on his wrists for a bit afterward. 

Post # 23
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2013 - Brighton victorua

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@ j_jaye   good I’m so glad you sued and they got fired. 

Post # 24
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Helper bee

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@ j_jaye   I am so sorry that happened to you and good for you for having them fired and sued!

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

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@ NuggetJones   What do you mean by serving the suspension? Did you end up having your license suspended for a year in addition to spending the night in jail.

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