Saturday, September 24, 2011
Royal Wedding Arrest..........is this a good idea?
Please check THIS article out... Here's a bit from the linked article:
Adam Moniz's lawyer Sarah McSherry said the Metropolitan Police had apologized to Moniz for arresting him at Victoria train station on April 29 after they were threatened with legal action.
Moniz had been on his way to a peaceful, authorized demonstration run by the anti-monarchy group Republic in central London when he was stopped by police. McSherry said Moniz had no criminal record and no intention of committing a crime, but was held in a police cell for "anticipated breach of the peace." He was released without being charged six hours later after the royal wedding was over.
He had no intention of committing a crime? Really? Are they mind reading now? And, do all peaceful, authorized demonstrations go off without a hitch? Did they "promise?" :-) If there's going to be trouble, do they announce it? Of course not!! Here's the problem: There was tons of talk that terrible threats had been made toward London's Royal Wedding a couple of months ago........Does law enforcement err on the side of the guy with 'no intentions of committing a crime' or do you err on the side of safety for thousands of people? There must have been some reason they arrested the guy, gazillions did not get arrested.........nobody wants police willy-nilly arresting people, but this whole thing struck me as odd.
What do you think?
Posted by Z at 12:00 AM