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Ridiculous Things Americans are Arrested for

Post by 1911guy on Sat May 25, 2013 10:47 pm

Ridiculous Things Americans are Arrested for

It feels like you can't step a foot out of line in the States these days.

Everything has become a crime from smiling at a kid on the street to not sticking to your neighborhood garbage collection rules. And the police have become so

involved in these petty incidents rather than focusing on some of the
more serious issues in today's society (and, let's be honest, there are a
lot of them). In fact, the US police force has developed a reputation
for being one of the most tyrannical forces in the world and our level
of freedom seems to be diminishing.

And what does this mean for the future of our society? Throughout history,
the societies that have experienced the greatest economic prosperity
have all had a certain level of freedom, which makes perfect sense.
Business thrives when people feel free to live and work happily. When a
government starts to tighten the grip too much people become
disillusioned and their productivity goes down. This is what is
happening in the States right now.

And not only has everything become a crime, but people are being thrown in prison at an alarming rate. According to stats, the United States leads the world in the
number of prisoners and in the percentage of the population in prison.
The United States has 5% of the world's population, but approximately
25% of the world's incarcerated population.

If you want proof of how out of control the system has become, here are 14 of the most ridiculous things that Americans are being arrested for. Prepare to be
shocked:

#1 A Michigan man has been charged with a felony and could face up to 5 years in prison for reading his wife's email.

#2
A 49-year-old Queens woman had bruises all over her body after she was
handcuffed, arrested and brutally beaten by NYPD officers. So what was
her offense? The officers thought that her little dog had left some
poop that she didn't clean up.

#3 A 56-year-old woman who was
once a rape victim refused to let airport security officials feel her
breasts so she was thrown to the floor, put in handcuffs and arrested.

#4 In Milwaukee, one man was recently fined $500 for swearing on a public bus.

#5
Several years ago a 12-year-old boy in South Carolina was actually
arrested by police for opening up a Christmas present early against his
family's wishes.

#6 In some areas of the country, it is now a
crime to not recycle properly. For example, the city of Cleveland has
announced plans to sort through trash cans to ensure that people are
actually recycling according to city guidelines.

#7 A 12-year-old
girl from Queens was arrested earlier this year and taken out of her
school in handcuffs for writing “Lex was here. 2/1/10" and “I love my
friends Abby and Faith" on her desk.

#8 Back in 2008, a 13-year-old boy in Florida was actually arrested by police for farting in class.

#9
The feds recently raided an Amish farmer at 5 AM in the morning because
they claimed that he was was engaged in the interstate sale of raw milk
in violation of federal law.

#10 A few years ago a 10-year-old
girl was arrested and charged with a felony for bringing a small steak
knife to school. It turns out that all she wanted to do was to cut up
her lunch so that she could eat it.

#11 On June 18th, two
Christians decided that they would peacefully pass out copies of the
gospel of John on a public sidewalk outside a public Islamic festival in
Dearborn, Michigan and within three minutes 8 policemen surrounded them
and placed them under arrest.

#12 A U.S. District Court judge
slapped a 5oo dollar fine on Massachusetts fisherman Robert J. Eldridge
for untangling a giant whale from his nets and setting it free. So what
was his crime? Well, according to the court, Eldridge was supposed to
call state authorities and wait for them do it.

#13 Once upon a
time, a food fight in the cafeteria may have gotten you a detention.
Now it may get you locked up. About a year ago, 25 students between the
ages of 11 and 15 at a school in Chicago were taken into custody by
police for being involved in a huge food fight in the school cafeteria.

#14 A few years ago a 70 year old grandmother was actually put in handcuffs and hauled off to jail for having a brown lawn.


You might smile at the ridiculousness of some of these incidents but their
significance is grave. Whatever happened to America being the land of
the free? Instead its people are having their freedom taken away for some of the most absurd crimes the world has ever seen. Brown
lawns?! Farting in class? Opening up your Christmas present early? Come
on! The was a Pakistani Dr. in the US who lure women from Craigslist and killed one of them. HE got "home detention" while waiting for trial! The US is one messed up criminal justice system. Whats next witch burning?

It's time the US got a grip on reality and focused on what's important in the world!!
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