Skip to comments.Police chief on bizarre ordeal of arrested jogger: At least she wasn’t sexually assaulted!
Posted on 02/25/2014 5:19:11 AM PST by servo1969
Austin, Texas Police Chief Art Acevedo was asked to defend the actions of his officers, who subdued and arrested a jogging woman because she was wearing earbuds and couldnt hear their instructions. His response to the controversy was this: It could be worseat least she wasnt sexually assaulted.
That response upset many Texas residents, and Acevedo was forced to walk back his comments on Monday.
Austin police arrested the jogging woman last week. They were stationed at an intersection near the University of Texass Austin campus, giving jaywalking tickets to dozens of people. The woman ran right past them, unable to hear because of her earbuds. Cops pursued and restrained the confused woman, eventually placing her in a squad car and charging her failure to carry identification and violating a traffic signal.
The incident was recorded by an innocent bystander, who turned the footage over to local news. That bystander, Chris Quintero, said the police behaved badly. Many Texans agreed.
But when asked to comment on the situation, Acevedo said that his officers hadnt behaved nearly as badly as officers around the country who are routinely caught committing sexual assault.
Cops are actually committing sexual assaults on duty so I thank God that this is what passes for a controversy in Austin, Texas, he said according to CNN.
He also praised the mediocrity of the Austin police department.
And Im glad that Im here having to address mediocrity, he said.
It was a comparison that Acevedo soon regretted, and on Monday, he apologized and said his choice of words had been poor.
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, he said. 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.
While the comparison may not have been an apt or flattering one for Austin police, it is nevertheless true.
Hey, it ain't like we raped her. What's the problem?
In fact, what's your name, Question Guy?
You live around here, buddy? Where are you going?
I said, what's your name?
You got any ID? Show me your hands.
I said SHOW ME YOUR F---ING HANDS! (4-87, requesting backup)
GET ON THE GROUND!
DO THAT AGAIN AND I'M GONNA LIGHT YOU UP!
I SAID... TASER! TASER! bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz STOP RESISTING! bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Nicely done. Send it out.
At least she didn’t have a dog with her for them to shoot...
Just another California transplant working for other morons in the city of Austin. He is a tool. I know many guys working there and moral is in the crapper since they all know he is 100% in the tank for the liberal city council.
English as a second language.
After all the adverse publicity, she had better not go anywhere without full video and friends at any time. Next time it could be planted dime bags or a “misunderstanding” that gets her shot by the local police.
“...They were stationed at an intersection near the University of Texass Austin campus, giving jaywalking tickets to dozens of people.”
Is THIS ‘protecting and serving’???
I used to be all for our police not too many years ago, feeling that there were a few bad apples here and there. Today, I feel it’s completely the opposite. That, except for a few good honest cops, the force is entirely corrupt and just about as useful as another street gang.
What happened to America when a woman cannot JOG in her town? Good thing she didn’t have a dog with her.
Someone list the states where you have a duty to resist unlawful arrest.
He needs to be fired.
Why? For what he said or something else?
For his attitude.
If Texans have any salt left in them, this jackass should be left just across the border in New Mexico, with naught but his boots and breeches, and told to “Git! And don’t come back!”
Technically, all of them.
John Bad Elk v. United States - 177 U.S. 529 (1900)
“Instead of saying that plaintiff in error had the right to use such force as was absolutely necessary to resist an attempted illegal arrest, the jury were informed that the policemen had the right to use all necessary force to arrest him, and that he had no right to resist. He, of course, had no right to unnecessarily injure, much less to kill, his assailant; but where the officer is killed in the course of the disorder which naturally accompanies an attempted arrest that is resisted, the law looks with very different eyes upon the transaction when the officer had the right to make the arrest from what it does if the officer had no such right. What might be murder in the first case might be nothing more than manslaughter in the other, or the facts might show that no offense had been committed.”
Page 177 U. S. 538
In uniform, clowning it up. Check.
Video and audio of the screeching bimbette here:
I knew it wouldn’t take long for the boot-lickers to get on this thread! *waves*
Is it really against the law not to carry identification on your person at all times? I never carry an ID while out running.
Failure to carry ID?!
“show me your papers Worm!!!”
that's my question!!! how is this against the law? i.d. is not even required to vote...
Yesterday on one of the local talk shows, the female substitute - Debra Cole - closed the hour with saying, “Those two cops need to be ticketed for being FAT”. I had to LOL on that comment.
She refused to give her name to the police --
She should move to Houston. If they gave out tickets for jaywalking here, they’d have no problem renovating the Astrodome.
You have to give your name to the police?
I know it’s wrong to give a false name but to give no name at all is illegal?
Now, driving is different but walking?
I thought you don’t have to tell the police anything.
Is that an Austin law or a Texas law?
If you speak Spanish does the law change?
Sadly, Austin ain’t really part of Texas anymore.
If you’re arrested or subject to arrest, then you have to identify yourself.
Failure to identify yourself becomes an additional offense.
If you don’t identify yourself at the Book In, then you cannot Book Out and then stay locked up.
If you want to book out then you will eventually identify yourself and then you have to face two charges not just one.
This bimbette would not have been arrested if she had just given her name, and she may not have even received a citation either since only 7 or the 28 stopped received citations.
i.d. is not even required to vote...
Don’t know where you reside but Photo ID is required to vote in Texas.
Her problem wasn’t an ID but failure to give her name to the police until
after she was placed into the patrol car.
How about he gets fired for demonstrating that he is incapable of handling the responsibility that his position carries with it?
Uncle Chip has been all over this issue, across multiple threads, calling this lady a crying bimbette.
Like I said before Chip, I hope the police come to YOUR neighborhood to harass people out on their daily walks.
Why don’t you call her for a date — you two deserve each other.
I have to wonder if Acevedo and Rosemary were out hitting the vodka prior to this interview.
I’m sure that would be grounds if it could prove it.
He thinks he’s a four star general, evidently.
Upon further questioning, Chief Acevedo admitted that the local hospital didn’t have any colonoscopy time available, as actual patients were trying up the equipment...
latina4dubya ~ that's my question!!! how is this against the law? i.d. is not even required to vote...
i.d. is not even required to vote...
Post of the month.
But a name is required --
It's hard to take anyone seriously who doesn't know the difference between a "state" and a "country".
What makes you think I don’t know the difference? Are you talking about my profile? I didn’t generate the text that way. This was created using some website that I do not remember.
But, anyway, nice try at attacking me. Now go lick some boots.
PS. A “state” and a “country” can mean the same thing. Why else do you think we name it the State Department. According to you, this would be called the Country Department?
Good thing she left the dog at home.
"Thanks for the input, Mr. Capone."
So then can you name the 8 states that you have visited???
FYI those are known as "countries" -- not states.
And you want us to take you seriously???
...subject to arrest...Huh? How does that work?