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Are we in a police state yet??

The Portland police and City Attorney are making an argument in federal court this month that gives another glimpse into the increasing claims of authority of police in our society. Scott Miller was stopped for jaywalking by Officer Dean Halley in 2010 and admitted that he committed the common violation of pedestrians. The officer however proceeded to handcuff him, tell him “you’re under arrest,” throw him into the back of a cruiser and then drove him a block away. He was in custody for about 30 minutes, but Deputy City Attorney William Manlove is arguing that citizens cannot sue because such acts do not constitute an actual arrest. They are something between a chat and custody, but not an arrest for purposes of legal action.

So, according to Portland, this constitutes just being detained and is effectively beyond any challenge of a citizen. In other words, police can routinely handcuff citizens, lock them in court and even tell them that they are under arrest without being subject to accountability for wrongful arrests.

Deputy City Attorney William Manlove insists that when Miller briefly jaywalked one morning while trying to catch a bus, he could be detained and handcuffed but not treated as an arrested person despite the express statement of the officer. It is an argument that would allow officers virtually unchecked authority in handcuffing citizens and holding them. It is the perfect authoritarian loophole and the city Portland wants to help establish it for future cases.


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Comment by Stupid Amerkin
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The real truth is that the Portland nazis have been deactivated 2 years ago and are now operation totally illegally committing crimes on a daily basis. All these drones are nothing more then corporate thugs sanctioned and condoned to plunder and murder anyone they set their sights on. It is a very scary environment and these drones with guns and badges are the most dangerous element we have in our society today. Portland is on the top of the list for police shootings and murders and these bastards are all protected by the black robed devils and the foreign agents in suits and ties called attorneys.

The slave sheeple will be kept inline.

Comment by Jerry Alexander
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American cops are from another country,and they are very,very sick people.

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