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Police chief forced to apologize over comments (Austin jogger)
Daily Mail ^ | 2/22/2014

Posted on 02/23/2014 5:19:29 AM PST by logi_cal869

Austin police chief Art Acevedo has issued an apology for comments he made during a press conference yesterday concerning the arrest of a female jogger near the University of Texas campus on Thursday.

Acevedo dismissed the controversy over police handling of a jaywalking jogger, saying 'Cops are actually committing sexual assaults on duty so I thank God that this is what passes for a controversy in Austin, Texas.'

Today, he released a statement saying that he was trying to put the arrest of jogger Amanda Jo Stephen 'into context by bringing attention to the fact that law enforcement deals with many acts of serious misconduct' including recent cases of police officers sexually assaulting civilians.

'In hindsight I believe the comparison was a poor analogy, and for this I apologize,' reads his statement.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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Full title: Police chief forced to apologize over comments saying that at least jogger didn't have to deal with police who sexually assaulted her

Isn't this getting interesting...

1 posted on 02/23/2014 5:19:29 AM PST by logi_cal869
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To: logi_cal869

Mod: Sorry ‘bout the author’s name paste error (bleary-eyed and didn’t catch my copy didn’t take).
Author’s name: Alex Greig


2 posted on 02/23/2014 5:21:59 AM PST by logi_cal869
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To: logi_cal869

Why is he apologizing? Given what we’ve seen other cops do in arrests, he’s right.


3 posted on 02/23/2014 5:24:11 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: logi_cal869

A little truth slips out from the chief of police. oops


4 posted on 02/23/2014 5:27:31 AM PST by Ken H (What happens on the internet, stays on the internet.)
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To: logi_cal869

A little truth slips out from the chief of police. oops


5 posted on 02/23/2014 5:27:31 AM PST by Ken H (What happens on the internet, stays on the internet.)
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To: logi_cal869

Hey you jaywalk in NYC, you might just be its mayor.


6 posted on 02/23/2014 5:31:39 AM PST by mware
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To: logi_cal869
‘She did the limp routine, and in 28 years of law enforcement, I can tell you it happens all the time,’ Acevedo said.

She has cry baby written all over her.

7 posted on 02/23/2014 5:32:30 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Ken H

Tip of the iceberg.


8 posted on 02/23/2014 5:41:04 AM PST by meatloaf (Impeach Obama. That's my New Year's resolution.)
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To: Uncle Chip

So what?


9 posted on 02/23/2014 5:42:12 AM PST by Balding_Eagle (Over production, one of the top 5 worries for the American Farmer every year.)
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To: logi_cal869
...concerning the arrest of a female jogger...

She can count her lucky stars that she did not have anything resembling a weapon or dog. The donut disposal machines may have shot her or the dog.

10 posted on 02/23/2014 5:43:24 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Uncle Chip

So it’s OK for the police to arrest people randomly and nonsensicaly ?


11 posted on 02/23/2014 6:04:54 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: logi_cal869

I am somewhat familiar with Austin. After watching the Y-tube version of the episode it appears that this 24-year old brat was deprived of never having her butt spanked when skrieking in public as a two-year old. In some areas of the City where retarded “university” students congregate, jay walking can create a real traffic problem.

A suggestion — Engage brain before spontaneously ranting about peace officers! Just a thought from Texas.


12 posted on 02/23/2014 6:10:37 AM PST by texican01
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To: logi_cal869

He said the police are sexually assaulting people in other cities ‘so I thank God that this is what passes for a controversy in Austin’


13 posted on 02/23/2014 6:15:00 AM PST by GizzyGirl
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To: texican01

In some areas of the City where retarded “university” students congregate, jay walking can create a real traffic problem.

***************

The jay walking, bicycles and drivers have been targeted in this area. Most likely
this jay walker would have only gotten a warning had she stopped. But becoming
confrontational got her a ticket. Twenty four years old, sits down and begins
to bawl, what an adult.


14 posted on 02/23/2014 6:16:33 AM PST by deport
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To: deport

Here’s Acevedo’s apology in full:

“Yesterday’s press conference related to the arrest of a jogger by members of the
Austin Police Department (APD) was the culmination of an emotional week for the APD,
our extended APD family and me personally.

During the press conference I attempted to place the arrest into context by bringing
attention to the fact that law enforcement deals with many acts of serious misconduct.
This includes recent instances in the news of sexual assault by police officers
in other cities.

In hindsight I believe the comparison was a poor analogy, and for this I apologize.
I stand committed to transparent leadership and will continue to engage the
community we serve in an open, honest, and timely manner.

Chief Art Acevedo”

Read more: http://www.myfoxaustin.com/story/24796726/article-title-chief-art-acevedo-apologizes-for-press-conference-remarks-says-its-been-an-emotional-week#ixzz2u9fJ3UZ2


15 posted on 02/23/2014 6:19:41 AM PST by deport
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To: texican01

From the article: “Lawbreaker: Austin PD said the woman has been charged with failure to identify herself to police and a class B traffic signal violation”.

Jay walking justifies four armed “Donut Disposal Persons”?

As for the whine that jay walkers pose a significant traffic obstruction, the rest of America deals with student groups, especially as they bring huge amounts of money to a community in return for little of value. Should any doubt the accuracy of my statement on cash flow and value received, check Starbucks.

They hire ‘Liberal Arts majors’. Trust me, Austin gets huge amounts of cash and the students get a diploma and then fight other recent grads for a Starbucks job.

Losers in that fight work in the ‘Fast Food Industry’.


16 posted on 02/23/2014 6:23:48 AM PST by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: logi_cal869

What ever happened to “To Protect and To Serve”? Beefing up police patrols to crack down on jaywalkers? Seriously? Insanity.


17 posted on 02/23/2014 6:25:00 AM PST by lakecumberlandvet (Appeasement never works.)
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To: texican01

Your suggestion is well-received, but misplaced: I never ranted about the officers in this case.


18 posted on 02/23/2014 6:26:31 AM PST by logi_cal869
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To: logi_cal869

19 posted on 02/23/2014 6:29:35 AM PST by kcvl
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To: logi_cal869

And by the way, the young female jogger should send a note of thanks to the police chief thanking him for his cops not sexually assaulting her. Citizens of Austin should thank the chief for catching another evil jaywalker. Insanity.


20 posted on 02/23/2014 6:30:09 AM PST by lakecumberlandvet (Appeasement never works.)
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To: logi_cal869

I feel safer now that J-walking is prohibited in Austin.


21 posted on 02/23/2014 6:32:24 AM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: texican01

There is jaywalking and then safe jaywalking (like looking both ways before crossing a one-way street in case a cop car is going the wrong way or blowing a stop sign or light).


22 posted on 02/23/2014 6:34:30 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: logi_cal869

This police chief should have kept his mouth shut because he is obviously an idiot. A spokesgal should have done the PR instead


23 posted on 02/23/2014 6:42:18 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Uncle Chip

‘She did the limp routine, and in 28 years of law enforcement, I can tell you it happens all the time,’ Acevedo said.


They teach the limp routine for hindering kidnappers as well as screaming and wailing at the top of your lungs.

She apparently was following her ‘training’. And it worked partially... She got a lot of attention and was on Youtube.


24 posted on 02/23/2014 6:50:59 AM PST by The Working Man
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To: deport
Funny...I didn't see those two fat, LEO thugs doing anything to de-escalate the situation.

Papieren, bitte!

25 posted on 02/23/2014 6:55:24 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: logi_cal869

I’m always impressed when people manage to say something that insults and offends all sides in a controversy.

I mean that takes talent.


26 posted on 02/23/2014 6:55:35 AM PST by jocon307
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To: driftdiver

Read SCOTUS case: http://www.casebriefs.com/blog/law/criminal-procedure/criminal-procedure-keyed-to-israel/arrest-search-and-seizure/atwater-v-city-of-lago-vista/

since she was jaywalking she has a valid arrest. same EXACT THING happened to me but in my case cop did not witness and it was an “intersection” giving me a loophole in jaywalk charge. I was on foot with my ID locked in trunk of my car. Told cop that but argued with him about my detainment...started filming...refused to sit on curb...got arrested.Had to get an ACLU-type lawyer to pursue a 1983 case.We shall see. BTW...conservative ruling set us up for just this kind of thing....Its all because of that ruling above.


27 posted on 02/23/2014 7:02:15 AM PST by magna carta
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To: logi_cal869

Wasn’t it Austin abuut two weeks ago where a gang of black guys attacked three hippie dudes in front of a police station for about twenty minutes? I’m pretty sure that one went national.

I bet some of those guys illegally ran across the street to kick in their unconcious victims heads. Where were the four cops then?


28 posted on 02/23/2014 7:03:01 AM PST by The Toll
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To: The Toll

Hope she gets some money out of it. An apology ain’t enough.


29 posted on 02/23/2014 7:06:39 AM PST by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: logi_cal869

Maybe Arturo’s statement was actually just a muddled translation from Espanol........ Yeah, that’s the ticket.


30 posted on 02/23/2014 7:19:41 AM PST by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: deport

Protecting IA’s every step of the way and never missing the opportunity to testify against sanctuary city legislation in Austin.


31 posted on 02/23/2014 7:19:44 AM PST by magna carta
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To: Uncle Chip

And you’d be fine getting harassed by cops, if you were in her shoes?

Cuz you never jay walk.

These cops were being @$$es!


32 posted on 02/23/2014 7:20:17 AM PST by G Larry
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To: driftdiver

You want to defend this foul mouthed clueless privileged little princess bimbette — have at it:

She crossed the street without waiting to the light to switch which can get you a ticket in any big city — except in the minds of jogging bimbettes I guess.

She was ordered by the police to stop but she refused blaming it later on her prisssy earbuds. Try that next time you are ticketed for failing to pull over for a siren ans see how far it gets you.

When the officer caught up with her and grabbed her arm she pushed his arm away which is called resisting arrest.

She then does the limp routine, falls to the ground sobbing and weeping and when asked for her name she refuses to give it which will get anyone arrested on the spot.

Then she curses at the top of her lungs at the police: ‘I didn’t f***ing do anything wrong!’

Really !!!!

And you think like this little brat that she did nothing wrong???

Really!!!


33 posted on 02/23/2014 7:22:38 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

Hey boot licker, have you even seen the video? Donut man ran up behind her and grabbed her arm from behind. Grab my arm from behind, surprise me, and I’d pull away too!


34 posted on 02/23/2014 7:26:42 AM PST by joseph20 (...to ourselves and our Posterity...)
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To: lakecumberlandvet

“To Protect and Serve” is just a motto. Has the same legal and obligation weight as the Oakland Raider’s motto “Just Win Baby”...come to think of it both promise positive results but often ‘the fan’ comes out bruised, battered and a loser.


35 posted on 02/23/2014 7:28:54 AM PST by yadent
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To: joseph20

Try reading the article for an explanation of what you think you are seeing in the video —


36 posted on 02/23/2014 7:31:48 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

Since when did FR become infested with boot lickers?


37 posted on 02/23/2014 7:32:52 AM PST by joseph20 (...to ourselves and our Posterity...)
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To: lakecumberlandvet

Protect and serve in college towns is all about staking out underage drinking and raiding greek parties to up the revenue for the lawyers and city by issuing tickets. These kids have almost completely stopped driving after drinking so the cops ticket them when they are walking home after a night out for public drinking. It’s insane and out of control in college towns. I think drug use is way up among college students because of the ridiculous drinking age of 21.


38 posted on 02/23/2014 7:44:52 AM PST by dandiegirl
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To: texican01
A suggestion — Engage brain before spontaneously ranting about peace officers!

A suggestion---direct some of your indignation, not to mention your overfed police resources, to kicking the ass of a few of the thousands of Mexicans crossing your southern border, rather than some blonde nitwit in a track suit.

Just a thought from the northern border.

39 posted on 02/23/2014 7:53:27 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: joseph20

Here’s the you tube of the screaming bimbette’s arrest:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMA0ueG_0io

Was there some reason that you were afraid to post it and chose recriminations instead???


40 posted on 02/23/2014 8:02:15 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: logi_cal869

He and his force should all resign. Forget the walk backs. This is getting ridiculous


41 posted on 02/23/2014 8:03:47 AM PST by Nifster
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To: dandiegirl

So then the problem in college towns like Austin is that the kids just aren’t getting enough alcohol.

Now isn’t that a surprise —


42 posted on 02/23/2014 8:11:10 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

She’s OK in my book!! I see a numbskull chief named Arturo and two of his donuts chomping troglodytes not knowing how to handle a simple situation. If you are going to send your anti-jaywalk crews to a very public intersection then they should behave themselves.... because they just might end up on video

Them versus a girl out for a run who likes to stay in shape


43 posted on 02/23/2014 8:17:56 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: logi_cal869

Ironic - a true statement which is heartening except for the fact that he was trying to use it to say that it’s OK for his cops to be lawbreaking yo-yos because some cops are doing much worse. Kind of like me saying it’s OK for me to rob and beat my neighbor because the next town over has someone who is also killing his victims and burning the house down with their kids inside.


44 posted on 02/23/2014 8:19:57 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Uncle Chip

The problem with Austin is that it’s infested with liberals


45 posted on 02/23/2014 8:22:41 AM PST by Sarajevo (Two cannibals are eating a clown. One says to the other: "Does this taste funny to you?")
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To: Uncle Chip

“Here’s the you tube of the screaming bimbette’s arrest:”

Yeah, that bimbette! Should have beaten her with a billy club! We have to teach people like this a lesson!

...

Seriously though, boot lickers like you make me sick.


46 posted on 02/23/2014 8:31:58 AM PST by joseph20 (...to ourselves and our Posterity...)
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To: dandiegirl

“I think drug use is way up among college students because of the ridiculous drinking age of 21.”

Are you serious?


47 posted on 02/23/2014 8:36:52 AM PST by slouper
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To: logi_cal869

Lucky it wasn’t some old guy in NYC that got the crap beat out of him by cops for jaywalking.


48 posted on 02/23/2014 8:37:31 AM PST by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice.)
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To: Uncle Chip; joseph20
For what I could tell, the video does not prove anything one way or the other, as the girl is already handcuffed when the video starts. The key is how the girl was initially approached by the cops. And that's not on the video.

So here's the bottom line. This is a case of a powerful armed official of the state vs. a citizen who is just going about her day, thinking that she is doing nothing wrong.

This is not a cop vs a burglar, or a cop vs a drunk driver.

So in our so-called free society, what should we have expected here? That a citizen going about her day immediately comply to authority, like a robot?

Or should we have expected the cop to show some restraint, even if the girl is a “cry-baby”?

49 posted on 02/23/2014 8:39:17 AM PST by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Leaning Right

The video first started out by claiming that the police threw her to the ground but that was a bold faced lie that was later admitted to. She played the limp damsel in distress act dropping to the ground herself.

28 people were stopped — of those only 7 were cited — and
only 1 arrested and that because she refused to cooperate with the police and give her name.

Had she stopped and cooperated she might have very well been one of those who were stopped and not cited.

It’s a college town — hopefully she learned a valuable
lesson.


50 posted on 02/23/2014 9:02:39 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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