Skip to comments.The moment woman jogger in headphones is knocked to the floor and handcuffed by cops...
Posted on 02/22/2014 12:02:56 PM PST by Morgana
FULL TITLE: The moment woman jogger in headphones is knocked to the floor and handcuffed by cops because she didn't hear when they tried to ticket her for jaywalking
A female jogger out for a run in Austin, Texas, Thursday was arrested, handcuffed and hauled into a police cruiser screaming and in tears for allegedly failing to identify herself.
The entire incident was caught on video recorded by Chris Quintero, a student at University of Texas who was sitting in a cafe across the street and witnessed the woman being taken into custody.
The arrest took place just before 11am outside a fast-food eatery near the intersection of 24th Street and San Antonio Street in Austin.
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(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
Living in a police state is tough.
You know things are getting bad when the Jack Booted Thugs need to go after jaywalkers to increase revenue.
This is Texas pal. It’s Red. I thought it was a different kind of red.
Anyone who has driven in Austin near the UT campus knows that joggers and bicyclists run and ride through red lights all the time. I say it is about time that Austin’s finest start ticketing those joggers and bicyclists who are a danger to themselves and to others.
Hey, I know. I live here.
a jayjogger who no doubt voted for the regime that is now busting her for ignoring its laws.
Taking their cue from the NAZI party, today’s American police have only to adopt a German accent: Zeigen Sie mir Ihre Papiere.
I'm seeing pavement, sidewalk.. maybe ground.
Where is this "floor"?
Don't blame Texas, my friend. This was in Austin which is a blue island in a sea of red.
Ticketing is one thing. Man handling is another. 4 cops? REALLY?
Why not just shoot her and be done with it.
Surprised he didn’t use the proper term: “footway”
There must be an example made. Obey or suffer the consequences. As Solzhenitsyn said......
At what point, then, should one resist? When one's belt is taken away? When one is ordered to face into a corner? When one crosses the threshold of one's home? An arrest consists of a series of incidental irrelevancies, of a multitude of things that do not matter, and there seems no point in arguing about one of them individually...and yet all these incidental irrelevancies taken together implacably constitute the arrest.
And then there Austin Red...
Running with headphones and not being aware of your surroundings can be dangerous.
She’s lucky - something bad might have happened to her. /sarc
It’s a British paper, they write and talk goofy.
From the article...the police were enforcing jaywalking...probably due to a complaint from drivers. They had issued other people tickets prior. As for this jogger...she apparently jaywalked/jogged, and they were within rights to issue her a summons. Granted that she probably did t hear them call out to her, hence the startled reaction...however, if they explained that they were going to issue her a ticket, and she didn’t fork over her info...the consequences are on her...
Oh come on...if you are a JBT then you get to ...um... tackle pretty girls in short shorts and handcuff them, maybe even pat them down, all in the name of enforcing really old laws that most people think nothing about in their daily lives.
What a great job!
What, you think that the police are tackling smelly old homeless guys when they jaywalk?!
Tackle the babes! It’s the JBT way.
They may have used excessive force, but I am sick and tired of joggers and bicyclists running and ridding through the lights and not paying attention to crosswalk signals.
Austin is liberal.
The cops should be in jail.
A. “The entire incident” was not caught on the video shown in the linked piece.
B. Where are they getting that she was “knocked to the ground?”
(Police haters may now commence with their tirades)
You know, I didn't catch that at first; you're absolutely right. I'd have paid good $$ to see this happen to a liberal anti-car cyclist.
Police on Thursday arrested Amanda Jo Stephen, 24, and charged her with failure to
identify after police said she refused to cooperate when an officer attempted to stop her
after she was seen disregarding a traffic control device while jogging near the university.
He said the woman had a direct line of sight to an officer in front of her trying to
stop her. An officer ran beside her and grabbed her after yelling at her to stop
several times, he said.
Stephen used profanity when speaking with officers, leading them to handcuff her,
according to the chief. At that point, she sat down of her own accord, went limp
and refused to provide officers with her name.
>This was in Austin which is a blue island in a sea of red.<
Wish that were true — TX ain’t no longer a sea of red.
TX is slowly turning purple with the influx of liberals from CA, NY and other states seeking employment here. And the large population of the ROP is not helping either.
Austin cops are out of control and Austin libs act as they damned well please, especially in the vicinity of UT. A pox on all their houses.
She mistakenly thought she was a citizen...
Though I have no idea of what transpired verbally between her and the police, the police sure over reacted...
And Oak Lawn here in Dallas is “The Castro on the Trinity.”
Isn’t Austin an ultra lib stronghold?
“...(Police haters may now commence with their tirades)”
Jeez, I think we all are just glad that the two fluffy donut eaters got home safely, that’s the most important thing.
This wasn’t a “tirade”, was it?
I kinda had the same reaction. Watching the video I surmised she had been treated like that and then arrested for "contempt of cop".
Citizen! Papers please!
Normally would side with police against a citizen who does not obey a lawful instruction.
However, it would have been far better police form th bring the cruiser out in front of the building in the open instead of carrying the lady jogger into the alley.
I will defer judgement until all the facts are in.
One point is, why would anyone jog in a crowded area where police are known to ticket jaywalkers?
“The Austin Police Department has denied that the officers seen in the video were specifically targeting jaywalkers, claiming instead that they were working ‘pedestrian enforcement’ to ensure traffic safety. “
Good lord did the Austin PD PIO go to the WJC School of obfuscation????
I guess Austin must be a zero crime area
Oh, well. “I Don’t Slow Down For Dead Raccoons or Joggers.”
If someone had grabbed my hand from behind, I would be doing a lot more than pushing his hand away. Who does that cop think he is?
She was arrested for not giving them her name. Is it a legal requirement that I give a police officer my name just because they ask for it?
This is a block or so off the UT campus. Apparently there have been complaints from area
businesses/citizens. One article I read indicated the police have been targeting the area
to try and enforce compliance with rules of the road from drivers/bicyclist/pedestrians .
She was arrested for not giving them her name.
Most people would say “how can this happen in Texas?”
One must remember that the exceptions to Texas are the liberal bastions of Houston and Austin. Possible others along the mexican border, but those two for certain.
If I am going to issue you a summons...yes it is required. Otherwise I couldn’t issue the summons...make sense?
It was for failure to identify. She had no ID with her.
SCOTUS already ruled in case that joggers are not required to carry ID.
There is no law that requires you to have to have ID on you at all times. Everywhere states have periods of time for you to get your ID and present it, within a certain time period. Where I live its 24 hours, so you can go home and get it, if necessary.
Kinda like issuing a speeding ticket...am pretty sure they can ask you for your license so they can actually fill out the ticket...
She still has to give police her information if they need it to fill out the summons...if she refuses...she owns the consequenses...still failure to identify