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10 Things that WILL get you arrested in America

Posted Jul 11, '14 at 1:28am

MageGrayWolf

MageGrayWolf

9,691 posts

Knight

So I don't go reading into the intent of the OP are these suppose to be things that under the right conditions will get you arrested in all 50 states? Or does the number of states and conditions in which the criteria are met matter?

 

Posted Jul 11, '14 at 1:31am

Salvidian

Salvidian

3,950 posts

So I don't go reading into the intent of the OP are these suppose to be things that under the right conditions will get you arrested in all 50 states? Or does the number of states and conditions in which the criteria are met matter?

It probably doesn't matter. They seem like glaring exaggerations that were meant to be taken as a half-hearted joke with a half-hearted point.

 

Posted Jul 11, '14 at 11:05pm

pangtongshu

pangtongshu

8,704 posts

Nothing will get you arrested, except being caught for doing something the government says you can't do. :P

I believe it was the Spartans that had a system of thought like this.
As a Spartan boy, if you were caught stealing and brought to your parents about this, the punishment you received was not due to being caught stealing, but from being caught.

 

Posted Jul 14, '14 at 12:59am

samiel

samiel

355 posts

Really it depends on the officer. If the cop is a jerk then they might just try to find a reason to arrest you. "But what did I do officer?" "Your shirt totally clashes with your shoes, the colors don't work at all." "But that isn't illegal!" "It is when I'm on the job, because I'm *Puts on sweet shades* The fashion police."

 

Posted Jul 14, '14 at 2:22am

themastaplaya

themastaplaya

663 posts

Really it depends on the officer. If the cop is a jerk then they might just try to find a reason to arrest you. "But what did I do officer?" "Your shirt totally clashes with your shoes, the colors don't work at all." "But that isn't illegal!" "It is when I'm on the job, because I'm *Puts on sweet shades* The fashion police."

Ha! I love it. Very funny.

Here's one:
Policeman sees a man carring plastic bags laden with groceries out of a store.

  "You're under arrest, Sir!"
"What!? I didn't steal this, I have the receipt, see?"
  "Don't care! You choose plastic so you're going to jail!"
"What?"
  "Hands behind your back!"

♫ The Green Police, The Green Police ♫

 

Posted Jul 20, '14 at 3:46pm

Jefferysinspiration

Jefferysinspiration

3,138 posts

Going to take the same view as the majority posting. None of these single-handedly can get your arrested. Depends on the extent, (I.e - #1,2,) - So i'll start with them

#1

1. Saying anything against Jews

If it's an opinion stated not overly anti-semicitcally it won't get you arrested. If you're being extremely prejudice about Jewish people or to a Jewish person, then you may get arrested.

#2

Saying anything against homosexuals

Now this I know won't get you arrested, due to the amount of homophobic comments thrown at me when I lived in America, in front of police officers and the existence of the Westboro Baptist Church.

#3

Being black

Any Black Americans want to clarify they don't get arrested every time they leave their house? I do agree more Black people are targeted randomly than white, but as stated before it does depend on the officer. Some will use their power to live our their sick racism, but most won't and it won't just be for their colour. What if it were a black police officer? Is he going to arrest someone just because they're black?

Some aren't worth mentioning. Policiticans mention God in public and aren't arrested etc.

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

Shouting the n-word should get you arrested but probably doesn't.
Resisting a body cavity search should get you arrested if you're seen as a threat. If it didn't, surely we'd be welcoming terrorists to be less smart.
Smoking in a restaurant is actually against the law, so thus, of course you would get arrested. It makes sense.

#10.

Lecturing a police officer about your rights

Not unless you're abusive. Had plenty of chats with American cops about rights, mostly a lecture to them, underage and drunk and was simply offered a ride home.

 

Posted Jul 20, '14 at 6:31pm

EmperorPalpatine

EmperorPalpatine

5,011 posts

Smoking in a restaurant is actually against the law, so thus, of course you would get arrested. It makes sense.

Usually it's a misdemeanor and results in a fine ($50 in my state, $100 per offence if you do it again within a year), not an arrest.

 

Posted Jul 20, '14 at 9:57pm

MattEmAngel

MattEmAngel

5,091 posts

Giving me a 1-sentence reply to that post informing me that I have a lot to learn about the US is... well... absolutely infuriating. I feel as though my points are completely valid and I'm here in order to help facilitate discussion and debate.

"Rule 11-3: All of your carefully-worded arguments can easily be ignored."

Which reminds me, I really should make a finished thread for that.

 

Posted Jul 21, '14 at 12:29am

Jacen96

Jacen96

2,277 posts

Rule 31-1 Please tell me that was before TitOL4.

I may need to test Rule 61.

I still don't believe any of those 10 things will get you arrested. Doesn't mean we don't have weird laws.

~~~Darth Caedus

 

Posted Jul 23, '14 at 3:15pm

Minotaur55

Minotaur55

1,260 posts

Knight

I'm only jumping in because I find most of these ten things to be absolutely insane.

1. Saying anything against Jews

Can't argue with that.

2. Saying anything against homosexuals

Comedy exists you know.

3. Being black

Depends on what the definition of "black" is. But mostly true.

4. Taking a picture of/videoing a police officer

Yup. They really hate that.

5. Starting a chant at a public protest

No.

6. Mentioning God in public

Religion exists you know.

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

... what part of the country do you live in? I hear that all the time and not a single person has been arrested.

8. Resisting a body cavity search at the airport

100% true.

9. Smoking in a restaurant

That's case specific. Too many variables to say that being arrested is the absolute end result.

10. Lecturing a police officer about your rights

I would say yes, but again, too many variables. I've seen people (my self included) who have done it and have not been arrested. You need to really be educated though. If you're assuming you know your rights, yes, you will get arrested.

 
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