Mam 11 months ago
It happens, complying is the best option. Several years ago my son was living with his girlfriend and her dad, they'd been partying, they got into a argument and the police were called. The cops asked if everyone was capable of just going inside and sleeping it off to which they all agreed. Two hours later the cops returned, no one even called them, they asked if things were still okay to which they answered everyone went to bed. They wanted to talk to my son to make sure he was okay too, they told them he was sleeping, they didn't care they wanted to talk to him. So the went and woke him up. He came outside and said he was fine. Then he walked over by the porch and lit a cigarette, I guess they figured he'd go back in to bed, being that they woke him up and he was still half asleep and tipsy still they'd be liable if he walked out into the busy road in front of their house, they asked him to sit, he refused, next thing you know they try to force him to sit down and he tries to back off from them, they grab a hold of him and throw him to the ground and arrest him for obstruction of justice. These were like country sheriff type dudes I guess had nothing better to do. It went on to court, he was fined five hundred dollars, court cost, and they ordered him to take a court appointed AA class...he couldn't just go to AA it had to be their AA, which ended up with me driving him like thirty miles once a week all to attend this class because the class was full near where they lived, more than likely attributed to it had a large college down the street and that judge was hard on everybody, he actually got in trouble for it a few years ago, had something to do with this lawyers client and the lawyer objected to something and the judge told him to be quiet or something like that, the lawyer filed a complaint against him because he suppose to fight for his client. Anyway, long story short it took my son like a year and a half of probation, classes, doing drops to see if he'd been drinking, I actually think the whole thing is a huge money maker for that area, the class a lone was like a hundred bucks. Ask my kid now if a cop asked him to sit would he and he won't give you any argument about it, he tells people it's just less costly and easier to sit....he can laugh about it now but it wasn't so funny back then. These stories happen to a lot of people, and as ridiculous as it was that the cops actually caused the whole problem the second time it should have been thrown out of court if you ask me. When these things happen to white people for what ever reason they just don't make national news, something like this should have, the cops had no reason to come back there. I almost forgot to add that since this also happened when he was a adult this will follow him around anytime someone wants to check his record before hiring him, he did have one place bring it up to him once.