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10 Things that WILL get you arrested in America

Posted Jul 9, '14 at 10:53am

themastaplaya

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10 Things that WILL get you arrested in America.
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1. Saying anything against Jews
2. Saying anything against homosexuals
3. Being black
4. Taking a picture of/videoing a police officer
5. Starting a chant at a public protest
6. Mentioning God in public
7. Shouting the n-word as loud as you can in public
8. Resisting a body cavity search at the airport
9. Smoking in a restaurant
10. Lecturing a police officer about your rights
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If you have any suggestions or comments, post. Do not post based on your emotions alone. If you do not live in America, do not post.


last edited Jul 09 2014 10:54 am by themastaplaya
 

Posted Jul 9, '14 at 12:41pm

09philj

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1. Fair enough. (Unless the quote is against Israel as a country, which is different)
2. Definitely fair. Wait, is that against a homosexual or homosexuality in general?
3. Welcome to America. Unless you're not a WASP, in which case, go home.
4. Wait, what? Why?
5. Nope. That's a violation of our right to protest. (Unless the chant is offensive)
6. Depends how you mention God. If it's friendly debate, or describing your own views, fine. Pressuring others to follow your ideals, less acceptable.
7. Erm... Why would this be allowable at all? It's a swear word.
8. Look at it from their perspective. For all they know, you are a terrorist, or drug smuggler.
9. Smoking is a filthy habit that can cause health problems for people around you.
10. The police know your rights. They are the police. They are also at liberty to arrest people who obstruct the police in police work.You can deal with any problems down at the station, where you can get a seat in a room with an officer, and a lawyer.


last edited Jul 09 2014 12:42 pm by 09philj
 

Posted Jul 9, '14 at 1:03pm

Kasic

Kasic

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1. Saying anything against Jews

You won't get arrested. Depending on what you said and where there may be significant social media backlash and you may lose your job, depending on what your job is.

2. Saying anything against homosexuals

This will at most in a social media rebuke if it becomes widely known.

3. Being black

True.

4. Taking a picture of/videoing a police officer

Possibly, depending on the cop.

5. Starting a chant at a public protest

Possibly, if it's inciting violence.

6. Mentioning God in public

Lol no. For the most part you'll be praised for doing that or no one would care.

7. Shouting the n-word as loud as you can in public

I think most people would just look oddly at you and walk away fast, unless you repeatedly did it. Still wouldn't be arrested. Perhaps beat up if someone took offense and you didn't stop.

8. Resisting a body cavity search at the airport

Yep.

9. Smoking in a restaurant

Only if it's non-smoking, you refuse to stop, refuse to leave, and resist police once they arrive and tell you to leave.

10. Lecturing a police officer about your rights

They'll probably just roll their eyes and ignore you. Won't get arrested unless you're doing something illegal/resisting authority.

List needs to be renamed to: 2 things that will get you arrested in America; 6 things that will make you an *******; 2 things no one cares about.


last edited Jul 09 2014 01:05 pm by Kasic
 

Posted Jul 9, '14 at 2:04pm

FishPreferred

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Why isn't peeing on the Alamo in this list?

 

Posted Jul 9, '14 at 4:16pm

MattEmAngel

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Why isn't peeing on the Alamo in this list?

I think he means America in that each applies to all 50 states. I suspect that you would not earn jail time for peeing on the Alamo if the Alamo was in any state other than Texas.

 

Posted Jul 9, '14 at 4:33pm

themastaplaya

themastaplaya

662 posts

Apparently Kasic thinks that only being black and resisting a cavity search at the airport will certainly get you arrested. Never mind screaming [n-word]!!!!!!!!!! (kind of bad) at the top of your lungs or videoing a cop (really, really, really bad).

 

Posted Jul 9, '14 at 9:18pm

Kasic

Kasic

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Apparently Kasic thinks that only being black and resisting a cavity search at the airport will certainly get you arrested.

Yep. Everything else you listed wouldn't get you arrested unless you exacerbated the situation much further. #1, #2, #6, and #7 would never get you arrested at all no matter how much you did it. #4 and #10 would only possibly, MAYBE get you arrested, if you had been told to comply with something already and were using those as reasons to refuse, and they were particularly hot headed police officers involved. #9 would never get you arrested unless you took it way further and continued to aggravate the situation.

Whereas being black in the wrong place at the wrong time can get you brought in, or resisting TSA is a good way to be hauled off to a solitary room.

 

Posted Jul 10, '14 at 12:47am

Drink

Drink

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i had 2 friends who almost got arrested for walking down the street without a government issue ID [they werent drunk or acting wild or anything just normally walking down the sidewalk]

 

Posted Jul 10, '14 at 2:44am

TerminatorXM214

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226 posts

Actually, none of those can technically get you arrested.

1. Saying anything against Jews
This is protected in the right free speech (1st Amendment). If you are arrested for this, you can take it to court.

2. Saying anything against homosexuals
Again, 1st Amendment. You have the right to say anything against anyone, as long as you aren't specifically violating their own rights.

3. Being black
Haha very funny actually no this is very not funny.

4. Taking a picture of/videoing a police officer
Uh, no this can't get you arrested. It could get a police officer upset with you, possibly enough to give you a fine, but not arrest you as long as you're just filming/photographing.

5. Starting a chant at a public protest
Again, 1st Amendment. Chants alone are fine, as long as it is just chanting.

6. Mentioning God in public
Again, very funny. 1st Amendment gives both the right to free speech, and insuring that the government will not prohibit the free exercise thereof.

7. Shouting the n-word as loud as you can in public
While you might get a fine for disruption of peace, this cannot get you arrested unless you are also violating someone else' rights.

8. Resisting a body cavity search at the airport
Resisting could either get you thrown out of the airport, or brought to a little room for questioning. Not really arrested.

9. Smoking in a restaurant
IF the restaurant has a no-smoking policy, it will get you thrown out of the restaurant, with possibly a fine.

10. Lecturing a police officer about your rights
Very much no. A police officer is actually required to read you your rights upon arresting you. If you do it for them, the worst that happens is they get annoyed.

I hope this thread is a joke, actually. Because this is false stuff, and plainly insulting to US law enforcement.

 

Posted Jul 10, '14 at 4:25am

Kasic

Kasic

5,591 posts

Haha very funny actually no this is very not funny.

Very not funny, except it's true.

Simply being black is a factor.

 
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