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Cop Doesn't Understand How Law Works, Arrests Guy Who Does For Something Totally Legal

Cop Doesn't Understand How Law Works, Arrests Guy Who Does For Something Totally Legal | Upsetment | Scoop.it
You'd think not breaking the law was not illegal. And yet here we are.
Kenneth Weene's insight:

The real problem is that the cop once aware that the musician was not breaking the law couldn't back down because the crowd took sides. My guess is he would have walked away if they hadn't cheered. It is sad that in his effort to save face, this officer walked into a trap. Clearly, once it was established that the musician was not breaking the law any arrest was going to be thrown out. Because there is a public record of the cop reading the law and knowing it, his behavior becomes suspect and personal, which may lead to punitive action against him and a cause of action by the musician against both the individual officer and the force. If I were the judge, I would probably order the cop be taken into custody and order the DA to prepare charges, and all the time I'd feel as badly for that officer as I do for the musician.

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10 Best Countries In Which To Be Born in 2013 (Hint: America Isn't One Of Them)

10 Best Countries In Which To Be Born in 2013 (Hint: America Isn't One Of Them) | Upsetment | Scoop.it
A new quality-of-life index shows that when it comes to the best place to be born in 2013, the US is way behind.
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I've been to many of the top ten, and they are wonderful places to live. If I had it to do over, I'd be born in New Zealand.

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Sharla Shults's curator insight, December 12, 2012 7:52 PM

So, why isn't America in the Top Ten for 2013? Which country do you think is at the top of the list...one that is considered 'boring' or alluring? I wasn't really surprised for the one at the top is actually one I have visited and definitely would go back at the first available opportunity.