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Police chief on bizarre ordeal of arrested jogger: At least she wasn’t sexually assaulted!
The Daily Caller ^ | 2-24-2014 | Robby Soave

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 couldn’t hear their instructions. His response to the controversy was this: It could be worse–at least she wasn’t 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 Texas’s 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 hadn’t 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 I’m glad that I’m 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.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Local News; Society
KEYWORDS: austin; donutwatch; jogger; rape; texas
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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

1 posted on 02/25/2014 5:19:11 AM PST by servo1969
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To: servo1969

2 posted on 02/25/2014 5:23:10 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: servo1969

Nicely done. Send it out.


3 posted on 02/25/2014 5:23:19 AM PST by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: servo1969

At least she didn’t have a dog with her for them to shoot...


4 posted on 02/25/2014 5:26:20 AM PST by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: servo1969

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.


5 posted on 02/25/2014 5:31:51 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: servo1969

English as a second language.


6 posted on 02/25/2014 5:33:04 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: neodad

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.


7 posted on 02/25/2014 5:34:54 AM PST by Truth29
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To: servo1969

“...They were stationed at an intersection near the University of Texas’s 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.


8 posted on 02/25/2014 5:45:49 AM PST by joethedrummer
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To: servo1969

Someone list the states where you have a duty to resist unlawful arrest.


9 posted on 02/25/2014 5:48:32 AM PST by Crazieman (Are you naive enough to think VOTING will fix this entrenched system?)
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To: joethedrummer

He needs to be fired.
Today.


10 posted on 02/25/2014 5:48:45 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Why? For what he said or something else?


11 posted on 02/25/2014 5:58:41 AM PST by deport
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To: servo1969
I guess the bootlickers will be avoiding this thread.
12 posted on 02/25/2014 5:58:53 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: deport

For his attitude.


13 posted on 02/25/2014 6:02:19 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: servo1969

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!”


14 posted on 02/25/2014 6:08:56 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: Crazieman

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

http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/177/529/case.html


15 posted on 02/25/2014 6:13:12 AM PST by Mechanicos (When did we amend the Constitution for a 2nd Federal Prohibition?)
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To: Doogle

In uniform, clowning it up. Check.


16 posted on 02/25/2014 6:20:29 AM PST by lee martell
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To: servo1969

Video and audio of the screeching bimbette here:

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


17 posted on 02/25/2014 6:26:46 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

I knew it wouldn’t take long for the boot-lickers to get on this thread! *waves*


18 posted on 02/25/2014 6:38:47 AM PST by joseph20 (...to ourselves and our Posterity...)
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To: servo1969

Is it really against the law not to carry identification on your person at all times? I never carry an ID while out running.


19 posted on 02/25/2014 6:49:49 AM PST by heylady (“Sometimes I wish I could be a Democrat and then I remember I have a soul.”( Deb))
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To: neodad; null and void

Failure to carry ID?!

“show me your papers Worm!!!”


20 posted on 02/25/2014 7:02:01 AM PST by Shimmer1 (Life is way too wonderful and short to waste time with people who donÂ’t treat you right.)
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To: heylady
Is it really against the law not to carry identification on your person at all times? I never carry an ID while out running.

that's my question!!! how is this against the law? i.d. is not even required to vote...

21 posted on 02/25/2014 7:05:06 AM PST by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: servo1969

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.


22 posted on 02/25/2014 7:13:09 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: latina4dubya
that's my question!!! how is this against the law? i.d. is not even required to vote...

She refused to give her name to the police --

23 posted on 02/25/2014 7:15:31 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: servo1969

She should move to Houston. If they gave out tickets for jaywalking here, they’d have no problem renovating the Astrodome.


24 posted on 02/25/2014 7:22:03 AM PST by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: Uncle Chip

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?


25 posted on 02/25/2014 7:36:22 AM PST by servo1969
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Sadly, Austin ain’t really part of Texas anymore.


26 posted on 02/25/2014 7:42:56 AM PST by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: servo1969

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.


27 posted on 02/25/2014 7:55:59 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: servo1969
He does have a point. Nor was she killed. Although it would warm the cockles of the jackboot lickers' hearts if she had been.p>
28 posted on 02/25/2014 8:03:56 AM PST by sport
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To: null and void; bobby.223; Alaska Wolf

Ping


29 posted on 02/25/2014 8:05:24 AM PST by sport
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To: Truth29

Good advice.


30 posted on 02/25/2014 8:06:48 AM PST by sport
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To: latina4dubya

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.


31 posted on 02/25/2014 8:13:43 AM PST by deport
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To: deport

How about he gets fired for demonstrating that he is incapable of handling the responsibility that his position carries with it?


32 posted on 02/25/2014 8:14:45 AM PST by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Uncle Chip

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.


33 posted on 02/25/2014 8:16:58 AM PST by joseph20 (...to ourselves and our Posterity...)
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To: joseph20

Why don’t you call her for a date — you two deserve each other.


34 posted on 02/25/2014 8:18:57 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: servo1969

I have to wonder if Acevedo and Rosemary were out hitting the vodka prior to this interview.


35 posted on 02/25/2014 8:21:06 AM PST by Clay Moore ("To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." ~Voltaire)
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To: Delta Dawn

I’m sure that would be grounds if it could prove it.


36 posted on 02/25/2014 8:21:38 AM PST by deport
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To: Uncle Chip
"Why don’t you call her for a date — you two deserve each other."

Eat donuts, boot-licker.
37 posted on 02/25/2014 8:34:20 AM PST by joseph20 (...to ourselves and our Posterity...)
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To: Doogle

He thinks he’s a four star general, evidently.


38 posted on 02/25/2014 8:35:57 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

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...


39 posted on 02/25/2014 8:46:17 AM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: latina4dubya
heylady ~ Is it really against the law not to carry identification on your person at all times? I never carry an ID while out running.

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.

40 posted on 02/25/2014 8:49:59 AM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: null and void
i.d. is not even required to vote...

But a name is required --

41 posted on 02/25/2014 8:53:31 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: joseph20
visited 8 states (3.55%)

It's hard to take anyone seriously who doesn't know the difference between a "state" and a "country".

42 posted on 02/25/2014 9:02:39 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

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?


43 posted on 02/25/2014 9:15:09 AM PST by joseph20 (...to ourselves and our Posterity...)
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To: servo1969

Good thing she left the dog at home.


44 posted on 02/25/2014 9:20:46 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: servo1969
"Yeah - think of all the bad things that could have happened, rape, broken bones, asphyxiation, tasering, getting shot - she should be happy."

"Thanks for the input, Mr. Capone."

45 posted on 02/25/2014 9:25:19 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: joseph20
visited 8 states (3.55%)

So then can you name the 8 states that you have visited???

46 posted on 02/25/2014 9:36:46 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip
I have been to Canada, Mexico, Iraq, Kuwait, South Korea, Germany, France, and the U.S.

You might want to educate yourself about the term 'state'. Here, try the wikipedia entry for State:

"State commonly refers to either the present condition of a system or entity, or to a governed entity (such as a country) or sub-entity (such as an autonomous territory of a country)."

Are you one of those people who think that the term 'state' only applies to U.S. states? If so, consider yourself corrected.

Now, did you have anything to actually add to the topic at hand? Other than calling the lady harassed by the police a 'screaming bimbette'?
47 posted on 02/25/2014 9:47:24 AM PST by joseph20 (...to ourselves and our Posterity...)
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To: joseph20
I have been to Canada, Mexico, Iraq, Kuwait, South Korea, Germany, France, and the U.S.

FYI those are known as "countries" -- not states.

And you want us to take you seriously???

48 posted on 02/25/2014 9:52:27 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip
"FYI those are known as "countries" -- not states. "

You are wrong. They may also be referred to as states. Either term works in this case.

Every country is a state, but not every state is a country. What part of this do you fail to understand?
49 posted on 02/25/2014 9:58:10 AM PST by joseph20 (...to ourselves and our Posterity...)
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To: Uncle Chip
...subject to arrest...
Huh? How does that work?
50 posted on 02/25/2014 10:00:50 AM PST by Half Vast Conspiracy (Proportionally, Ft. Hood is to Ft. Worth as Washington Navy Yard is to Arlington, VA.)
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