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dailyanarchist:

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Normally if a police officer pulls up, in my opinion, it’s awful odd for somebody just to take off and not want to speak to the police officer. And he had a lawful reason to be there and to stop her. […] By law, you have to be to the far left facing oncoming traffic.[…]

He told her I believe twice to quit resisting and she wouldn’t — she continued to resist. So, he put her on the ground.

Whitehouse, TX Police Chief Craig Shelton explaining why one of his officers tackled a local woman out for a walk, threw her on the ground, and arrested her for the grave offense of walking on the wrong side of the street.

The woman, Melissa Bonnette, had begun to jog away from the officer as he followed her on his motorcycle, concerned because of his behavior that he was not a real police officer — and assuming, of course, that a real police officer would not accost her for simply walking down the street.

Her assumption was wrong, as she now seems to realize: “I really don’t want to live in a town where something like this could happen to a law-abiding citizen,” she said. “I’m not going to be able to walk anymore, and that’s sad because I enjoy walking every day. But I’m terrified. It was just so traumatic.”

Chief Shelton has said the officer in question acted appropriately and will not be reprimanded.

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I will always, always, reblog this. It never ceases to make me laugh

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