Thursday, July 21, 2011

Oklahoma City parents complain police wrongly rounded up teenagers in Bricktown | NewsOK.com

Another story of power mad police and over reacting: Oklahoma City parents complain police wrongly rounded up teenagers in Bricktown | NewsOK.com. In this case, police in Bricktown, Oklahoma, rounded up 20 teens who were waiting outside a movie theater for their parents. Teens told police their parents were there, in some cases, even pointing to their parents who are across the way getting their cars, etc. No matter; teens arrested, hauled off and kept in a "crisis intervention center" for over six hours.

Bricktown has an 11:00 p.m. curfew for minors. These teens were outside the movie theater a good twenty minutes before 11:00 p.m, and, the ordinance states that the 11:00 p.m. time is not firm if the minors in question are waiting for an adult. One thing I find interesting about this case is the revved up, over eager attitude of the police. It seems that in too many stories where police overstep, they really overstep... they're anxious, on a hair trigger, nervous. They jump in before anything's happened; they're very nervous. One wonders if there isn't some kind of drug put into police station water coolers or something.

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