Police arrest woman for buying cookie dough
More cases of injustices by police and judges
I. A 20 year old woman bought cookie dough and bottled water for a sorority fundraiser in Virginia. Virginia state Alcohol and Beverage Control agents in plainclothes, jumped on her car and drew guns for the heinous crime of being someone suspected of being underage and buying alcohol.
They supposedly flashed badges in the dark of night, but her and her fellow sorority sisters fled, with good cause, fearing that these multiple men (and one woman) might want to rape them. First of all, she should be able to buy alcohol anyway, she is an adult.
But, a 20 year old looks old enough to possibly buy alcohol, unless she is very young looking. These law enforcement agents have to abide by the 4th Amendment, they can't demand to see what she put in her car, without probable cause. America and Virginia's war on alcohol is seem to be led the same way as its' war on drugs, without any regard whatsoever to reason or rationally.
II. A woman who was sexually assaulted (groped) by a court marshal in a side room tried to report this crime to the family court judge hearing her case (who completely ignored her pleas as she was arrested) for "disorderly conduct".
Although the officer who ordered the arrest was eventually fired, and will probably be rehired with back pay, the allegations were ignored.
III. A mother who asked to see the arrest warrant for her son was arrested. Yes, she was arrested. She was not threatening or even harassing in anyway, she was arrested immeditely. This happened in Slaton, Texas. The police never even arrested her son and the order or warrant for the arrest wasn't signed until the next day, showing the police were lieing about their authority to arrest him.
The police are stating they will apologize if she agrees not to sue. Of course, she should sue the pants off of them, and especially the cop who ordered that arrest. He should be fired, though he probably won't.
These violations of civil rights as Americans are combatted by principled organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union. I urge you to join with me today in being a member of this organization.