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Woman arrested over 'speed trap' sign
upi ^ | June 28, 2012

Posted on 06/29/2012 8:14:55 AM PDT by JoeProBono

HOUSTON, - A Houston woman said she was wrongfully arrested by police for holding up a "speed trap" sign near where an officer was pulling over motorists.

Natalie Plummer said she wrote "speed trap" on a grocery bag and held it at the roadside on West Dallas June 21 after she spotted an officer pulling motorists over while she was riding home on her bicycle, KTRK-TV, Houston, reported Thursday.

"I felt like he was just pulling random cars over," Plummer said.

Plummer said an officer drove up to her after a few minutes, searched her backpack without consent and placed her under arrest.

"He was telling me he was taking me to jail for obstructing justice, that was an automatic three to five years," Plummer said.

However, she was only cited with a misdemeanor count of walking in the roadway where there is a sidewalk present.

"I for sure did not step into the street," Plummer said. "(I stayed) on the sidewalk the entire time."

A police representative said Plummer, who spent 12 hours in jail, was "in the roadway" and "was a danger to herself and others ... the sum total of which was is an arrestable offense."

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KEYWORDS: donutwatch; houston; texas
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1 posted on 06/29/2012 8:14:59 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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JBTs with nothing better to do than intimate people with phoney charges. I hope she gets a lot from the civil suit.


2 posted on 06/29/2012 8:19:44 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: JoeProBono

Gestapo @ work.


3 posted on 06/29/2012 8:26:37 AM PDT by DonkeyBonker
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To: JoeProBono

Was she charged with Obstruction Of Revenue?


4 posted on 06/29/2012 8:30:02 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: JoeProBono

Arrested for encouraging people to obey the law.


5 posted on 06/29/2012 8:33:33 AM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: JoeProBono

I hope this woman wins a massive settlement from both the cop and his department.


6 posted on 06/29/2012 8:34:14 AM PDT by MeganC (No way in Hell am I voting for Mitt Romney. Not now, not ever. Deal with it.)
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To: JoeProBono

cause being fugly ain’t a crime...yet


7 posted on 06/29/2012 8:35:19 AM PDT by orlop9
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Exactly. This is simply a tax. On the sidewalk tax. Off the sidewalk tax. Eat your broccoli tax.


8 posted on 06/29/2012 8:36:38 AM PDT by DC Bound (http://www.facebook.com/coldquietcountry LIKE IT!)
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"I felt like he was just pulling random cars over,"

After a statement like that, I see no reason to believe anything she says.

9 posted on 06/29/2012 8:38:58 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Was she charged with Obstruction Of Revenue?

Exactly! If the goal of the officer was to ensure speed limit compliance he should have thanked her for her help.
10 posted on 06/29/2012 8:41:15 AM PDT by slumber1 (Don't taze me bro!)
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To: JoeProBono

It is the last week of the month- guess the cop was upset that she was preventing him from reaching his quota.


11 posted on 06/29/2012 8:44:13 AM PDT by richmwill
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To: South Hawthorne
Why?
12 posted on 06/29/2012 8:46:54 AM PDT by starlifter (Pullum sapit)
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To: JoeProBono

I’m willing to bet a lot of money that this particular officer has never cited, let alone arrested anyone else for this offense, despite seeing thousands violate it.

Selective enforcment, especially of vague laws, is what tyranny is all about.

Fire the cop, after suing his ass off. And fire his supervisor as well, for allowing this woman to remain in jail.


13 posted on 06/29/2012 8:48:45 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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14 posted on 06/29/2012 8:49:31 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: starlifter

Because some people just HAVE to defend the police whenever possible.


15 posted on 06/29/2012 8:50:52 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: DC Bound; Jack Hydrazine


16 posted on 06/29/2012 8:56:49 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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I guess they don’t cut the grass in Houston...


17 posted on 06/29/2012 8:57:10 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: SampleMan

There was, just recently, a case decided in favor of a guy who had been arrested for flashing his lights to warn drivers of a speed trap.


18 posted on 06/29/2012 9:01:50 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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19 posted on 06/29/2012 9:14:55 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: starlifter

I tend not to view people’s “feelings” as fact.


20 posted on 06/29/2012 9:26:09 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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