On Pinked-Oo I was reading something about a girl with like a bazillion followers, I believe, complaining up a storm about when she was in college (I assume), and the cops being called on her "because she was suspected of shoplifting".
Its a long whiny post, so I wont post either it or my response here, but in short, she had her receipt.
yet, she couldn't find it in her bookbag, was arrested, then on the way to the precient or whatever (I can'r remember exact details - but I'll point you to the post if you like) she "found it" miraculously and nothing happened, and she won a civil lawsuit, or what not.
I guess she was charged, then she found it.
My reaction was, OK, so you had the reciept, couldn't find it, then somehow found it later upon being charged (after being arrested apparently)?
I dont know ...
Something doenst ring true.
And I'm positive the men in blue would have given her time to rummage through her backpack, bookbag, handbag, purse and God knows where else for it before deciding to charge her!
But it brings to mind several incidents.
One, I was walking back "home" i.e .my dorm room from a late night coding session with a certain great pal of mine Bruce.
4 AM was the high time at the time, hehe.
I was suddenly flagged by a passing patrol car, and told to "stop" for no reason.
OK, so I did.
"Sir, I need to check your bookbag".
No reason given.
"Sure", and handed it over.
Dude almost looked embarassed.
"Thanks!" he said, and the very manner in which he said it made me feel he was sorry for having to "do it even though he didnt want to!"
(slow night? I dont know)
He did a cursory check, didnt inspect any of the outlying pockets, and handed it back with another thanks, and made off to get in his car as if to say "Sorry, now you can get back to the beer" hehe.
I shook his hand, thanked him, and asked him why.
It was about drugs.
Now, I COULD have wailed about rights, why they were stopping me for no reason, why they wanted my student ID and not my driver's license, and what not ...
But I didnt.
It's a vibe thing.
And it's basically "sometimes people think what they do for a reason, and it ain't because they want to either".
Then the incident outside Bond Hall.
I was right outside the dorm.
Suddenly, cop car pulls up.
Two beefy dudes (one looked straight out of King Kong, hehe) got out.
They said nothing except "Sir, you have to wait".
I was late for class.
I asked why.
Tons of black dudes were passing by, and looking at us "we knew it" expression!
Me, I had NO idea and was somewhat irritated, but hey. Whatever.
5 minutes later they received a call or something.
and they made off to catch the suspect who had apparenly bailed from some scene somewhere (so they told me before leaving).
I "fit the description" because, well, "el amigo, or hombre". LOL.
OK, not fair.
I could have waile dup a storm.
But really, why.
Isnt it just easier to co-operate and be done with a mess that clearly even the men in blue dont really want to do?
And even if they have "bad intentions" and you can feel it, there is obviously no point in fleeing or what not from the scene, whether you did something or not.
Stay calm, lose the battle, win the war, and court cases!
Common sense, my friend, seems to be sorely lacking in this BLM "arsonist" movement and many others (Antifa) and thats one reason apart from the idiocy I dont support what the movements have morphed into.
I understand others may have a different take, and thats fne, but I'm not going to shy away from saying it like it is - and that, my friend, is the bottom line on this one.
Off now - be sure and check out the book on isometrics here (getting plenty of attention as we speak!)