Monday, December 2, 2013

Arrested for Waiting for the Bus


According to InfoWars
The Edison Tech high school students were on their way to a basketball scrimmage as part of a group of about a dozen teens who had been instructed by their coach to wait for the bus in downtown Rochester.
A Rochester police officer arrived when he saw the group of teens gathered on the sidewalk, and ordered them to disperse. Students attempted in vain to explain they were headed to a basketball game.
“We was just waiting for our bus and he started arrested us,” one of the students who was arrested, Wan’Tauhjs Weathers, 17, described.
“You’re just downtown minding your own business and the next thing you know, anything can happen,” another student who was arrested, Daequon Carelock, 16, explained.
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Scott tried to reason with the officer to no avail. “He goes on to say, ‘If you don’t disperse, you’re going to get booked as well,’” Scott stated. “I said, ‘Sir, I’m the adult. I’m their varsity basketball coach. How can you book me? What am I doing wrong? Matter of fact, what are these guys doing wrong?”
Scott says the officer’s sergeant arrived and proceeded to threaten him with arrest as well.
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“It’s a catastrophe,” Scott says. “These young men were doing nothing wrong, nothing wrong. They did exactly what they were supposed to do and still they get arrested. I’m speaking to the officers with dignity…and still and yet – they see me get treated like nothing.”
The boys were able to make Thanksgiving after their families posted $200 bail, and now await a December 11 court date where they hope the charges will be dropped.
It says alot when the commanding officer in a situation like this just become belligerent and threatening.  No wonder beat cops act the way they do.  These young men were doing nothing wrong yet they were arrested for the crime of disobeying a police officers unreasonable demand, welcome to America. 

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