12 September 2013

Before Contempt of Cop people could get arrested with panache

Daily Telegraph | Tim Blair | Diner Arrested
“What is the charge? Eating a meal? A succulent Chinese meal?”

Gawker describes this event as “the classiest, most gentlemanly arrest ever.”
What strikes me is not the poise of the arrestee, its that of the arresters. If this were America, 2013 how long would it take before the non-lethal* tasers came out? How many extra charges of disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and assaulting an officer would this guy be getting? How long before the photographer's equipment was confiscated to "ensure officer safety"?

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