September 28, 2004

Pregnant Woman Accosted by Police For -- Loud Cell Phone Call

Greetings. OK, granted it's not polite to curse loudly into your cell phone in public. But is that any excuse for a police officer forcing a 5-month pregnant woman to the ground handcuffed and holding her down with his knee, even if she wasn't being "cooperative" with her arrest under such ridiculous circumstances?

Shouldn't cops have more important things to do? Bush and his cronies tell us that we should all be in constant fear that transit systems are at risk from terrorist attacks. Meanwhile, the top priority for this particular man in blue at a bus stop turns out to be arresting a woman for her indelicate cell phone usage.

But I guess you can't really blame the guy. After all, who wants to be risking your neck hunting dangerous terrorists when you can make your big arrest of the day on the "loud, pregnant, cell phone user" beat.


Posted by Lauren at September 28, 2004 10:43 AM | Permalink
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