Texas Woman Arrested, Stripped Of Clothing For Stop Sign Ticket

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If you were in the presence of a woman who ran a stop sign and refused to pay a ticket earned for doing so, would you feel so threatened that she needed to be naked to ensure that she was unarmed?

Police officers North Texas evidently felt so threatened by Sarah Boaz, a woman who was cited for running a stop sign, that they handcuffed her, stripped her down and booked her into jail when she failed to pay the ticket.

Boaz was arrested Wednesday morning because of her unpaid ticket. As she prepared to leave her home for work, the woman discovered that the Richland Hills City Marshal was waiting at her house with a warrant for her arrest.

“I’m like, nobody puts out a bench warrant after 60 days,” she told local media. “Why would you do that? You wouldn’t do that.”

When Boaz arrived at the jail in handcuffs, a female officer started giving her instructions undress.

Boaz said she remembered the officer saying: “’I’m going to need you to undress. I’m going to need you to stand against the wall. Please don’t step in front of this white box, or I’ll take that’… aggressive toward me. Obviously I am going to jail.”

The small town police jurisdiction reportedly has only one marshal and driving citations are handled quickly, unlike in larger cities where unpaid tickets might go unnoticed for months. Court officials in the town said two reminders were sent to Boaz, which she told CBSDFW she never got.

Furthermore, police in the town said that the woman was not subjected to a strip search, she was simply forced to undress.

They said in an emailed statement to local media: “She was given a dress out. Before they go into the cell they are taken by a detention officer of the same sex to a private room with no cameras. They have to remove all clothing and they are given a jumpsuit. The officer searches their clothes, at no time does the officer touch them.”

But a local attorney said the entire incident was an example of a police agency throwing common sense out the window in what is possibly a case of overly aggressive municipal government hungry for ticket revenue, especially since there is no law in the town requiring people with overdue driving tickets be jailed.

It was also noted by local media that individuals in cases similar to Boaz’s in the town are spared the humiliation of being stripped by officers once they are arrested if they immediately pony up the money for the fines they owe upon arriving at jail.

H/T: CBSDFW 

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  • ChiefBoring

    I am struck dumb by such an egregious misuse of government power!

    • gswifty

      Don’t be dumb, be outraged.

      • Tina Anthony

        I am not outraged, if you ran the stop sign then pay the ticket ! If she paid the ticket she wouldn’t of had to go to jail, it’s that simple !

        • gswifty

          So the idea that if you did nothing wrong means you have nothing to worry about? Why does the bar get lower for whatever is done wrong, and the price gets higher for that wrong-doing? Good luck with your simple saint-hood.

        • FedUp

          you are thinking of the good old days when people were treated fairly by police and government. remember all the videos over the years of cops ruffing up blacks while the poor guy proclaims “I didn’t do anything “? well in many cases he probably didn’t do anything but we thought he was lying. Yout can’t always believe the cops story anymore.

        • mark

          Texas is a red state, full of elected conservative officials. What else would you expect there?

          • Vis Fac

            What happens in “red stares” doesn’t compare with what happens in DC!!!!! Like I told you earlier if you want to point fingers make sure YOUR hands are clean.

            To sit back hoping that someday, some way, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the wolf, hoping he will eat you last – but eat you he will.

            You don’t have to be a Marine to make a difference the only requirement is being truly patriotic and the willingness to back it up!!!

            Libertas inaestimabilis res est
            Semper-Fi

          • Vis Fac

            What happens in “red stares” doesn’t compare with what happens in DC!!!!! Like I told you earlier if you want to point fingers make sure YOUR hands are clean.

            To sit back hoping that someday, some way, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the wolf, hoping he will eat you last – but eat you he will.

            You don’t have to be a Marine to make a difference the only requirement is being truly patriotic and the willingness to back it up!!!

            Libertas inaestimabilis res est
            Semper-Fi

        • alma

          THAT IS RIGHT. Don’t break the law and you have nothing to worry about.

          • Vis Fac

            I wouldn’t bet your life on that. There have been plenty of instances where innocent people minding their own business have been assaulted, arrested, and shot because of a variety of circumstances and police policy. LEOS never seem to face charges for THEIR malfeasance. Your statement is inaccurate!

            To sit back hoping that someday, some way, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the wolf, hoping he will eat you last – but eat you he will.

            You don’t have to be a Marine to make a difference the only requirement is being truly patriotic and the willingness to back it up!!!

            Libertas inaestimabilis res est
            Semper-Fi

          • Vis Fac

            I wouldn’t bet your life on that. There have been plenty of instances where innocent people minding their own business have been assaulted, arrested, and shot because of a variety of circumstances and police policy. LEOS never seem to face charges for THEIR malfeasance. Your statement is inaccurate!

            To sit back hoping that someday, some way, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the wolf, hoping he will eat you last – but eat you he will.

            You don’t have to be a Marine to make a difference the only requirement is being truly patriotic and the willingness to back it up!!!

            Libertas inaestimabilis res est
            Semper-Fi

          • gswifty

            Oh look, another idiot applying for saint-hood. Good luck buying your stairway to heaven. Live by God’s law, not man’s.

      • ChiefBoring

        Agreed. It was early in the morning when I saw this story. BTW Tina (below) since when do traffic tickets, paid or not, warrant this kind of treatment, without even a bench warrant.

        • Vis Fac

          Chief It’s economy driven The county/city needs the revenue spending ten times the amount to collect a $50 fine is just what government does. This was done as an example as to what can ( and apparently will) happen if you don’t pay.

          To sit back hoping that someday, some way, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the wolf, hoping he will eat you last – but eat you he will.

          You don’t have to be a Marine to make a difference the only requirement is being truly patriotic and the willingness to back it up!!!

          Libertas inaestimabilis res est
          Semper-Fi
          Fair winds and following seas Chief!

          • ChiefBoring

            “The county/city needs the revenue spending ten times the amount to collect a $50 fine is just what government does.” FR, that’s the problem. Either they’re too stupid to do the math, or it’s about power, not money.

          • Vis Fac

            It’s BOTH ! Stupid is stupid as stupid does and neither can handle or manage a budget !!!!!

            To sit back hoping that someday, some way, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the wolf, hoping he will eat you last – but eat you he will.

            You don’t have to be a Marine to make a difference the only requirement is being truly patriotic and the willingness to back it up!!!

            Libertas inaestimabilis res est
            Semper-Fi

          • ChiefBoring

            Too right!

  • CWA

    The peons have to be reminded that they have no rights. Embarrass and humiliate them and they will get the message.

  • smartwithoutcollege

    In small towns in Texas it is normal. They run extortion rackets. A little town on Hwy 287 had some where around 10 cops in a town of 50 people. They regularly setup speed traps and milked so much money from them that the entire city budget was funded by tickets. That is one of the reasons Texas has a law saying you can only get half of your budget from Tickets.

    • mark

      You’re absolutely right. Texas, like all the red states, has always been a fascist state. Law and order rules supreme and f*%k the Constitution!

      • alma

        You may not agree with a law but the people of the town, county or state make their traffic laws. whether it is a “speed trap” or not, if you do the crime, pay up or do the time, I am a woman and have never had anything on my driving record for 53 yrs. i watch the signs, obey the rules and never run a stop sign or red light, I slow down on yellow and go on green after looking both ways. Yes I am one of the safe drivers that idiot drivers honk at to get moving FAST or RUN that yellow light so they can to. It has nothing to do with RED or BLUE states, I was a long haul driver with my husband for 5 yrs and have seen ridiculous traffic laws in all the states. I DON’T LIKE ENCLOSED SPACES SO I OBEY THE LAW AND DON’T WORRY ABOUT GOING TO JAIL and BEING UNDRESSED, NOT THAT THE POOR MALES WOULD GET ANY THRILL AT MY AGE. LOL.

        • smartwithoutcollege

          How about going from 65 to 35 in less then 300 yds.Then you see the town. That is how they run the speed traps in those small towns.

      • Vis Fac

        As oppose to your Marxist belief that it be shredded and or burned? Yeah sure I would advise you that if you are going to point fingers best make sure YOUR hands are clean!!!

        To sit back hoping that someday, some way, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the wolf, hoping he will eat you last – but eat you he will.

        You don’t have to be a Marine to make a difference the only requirement is being truly patriotic and the willingness to back it up!!!

        Libertas inaestimabilis res est
        Semper-Fi

      • tannasmarchat

        I take it that you have never been in Maryland?
        A woman was cited for driving 53 in a 55 – impeading the flow of traffic. Apparently the state doesn’t understand that the speed limit is the maximum speed you are legal allowed to drive, not the suggeted minimum speed.
        They just enacted one of the tighest gun control laws in this region.
        They allow the police to take dna from any person suspected of “a serious crime” without a Warrent. No clear defination of “serious crime” was provided.
        Last time I looked, Maryland was Democrat controlled.
        So, it isn’t just the so called red states my friend, it is everywhere.

        • John

          Maryland is the state I grew up in. I can assure you it is a pure communist state with all the trimmings. Highest taxes and a debt that is already unpayable. they will crash and burn and the demo politicians will run but be hunted and killed, with prejudice. No one will feel sorry for the lost lives of the democratic politicians when they realize what they have done to their children and grandchildren.

      • smartwithoutcollege

        The reason for these Extortion rackets run by the city’s is not because Texas is a red state. It is because of the 1865 invasion of Texas by the Dem when Lincoln was killed. Lincoln had already said there would be no retaliation against the south. When he died that went out the window. The Carpetbaggers came in and stole everything of value.

        Anyone from the south could not own any business, Plantation or hold any Government office if they helped or had anything to do with the rebellion. If you had a army hospital on your farm you lost it because you where helping the enemy. If you sold food to the rebels you where a rebel yourself.
        No one was safe all that was needed was someone to accuse someone else and they lost it all. That was when all the Mexicans lost there land in Texas and became second class citizens. The north did not recognize the land deeds. Before the war Texas recognized the old land deeds as valid they had to most of the Texans had the same deeds for there land from Mexico.

  • Mark

    1) this article does not mention red light cameras, so she was most likely handed the ticket in person, 2) then probably ignored the 2 reminders, then 3) wouldn’t pay, even after she was arrested. Sorry, doesn’t pass the outrage test for me. If they are going to try to track you down and put you in a cage, then you can’t afford to ignore the ticket, you have to go through their system, and fight it. THEN work on changing their system.

    • Vis Fac

      Only a doofus like you would equate a red light camera being used at a “STOP SIGN”!!! Well we all know where YOUR head is.

      To sit back hoping that someday, some way, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the wolf, hoping he will eat you last – but eat you he will.

      You don’t have to be a Marine to make a difference the only requirement is being truly patriotic and the willingness to back it up!!!

      Libertas inaestimabilis res est
      Semper-Fi

  • gswifty

    Coming soon to an Amerika near you,…Debtors prisons. There’s money to be made in unpaid debts. It’s good for GDP.

  • Al Chemist

    She should have paid the ticket. That said, some people let a little power go to their head as evidently happened in this case. Use their own courts against them.

  • William Smith

    Just part of living in the fascist Amerika of the BCBO (Bush/Clinton/Bush/Owebama) era…..

    • Deerinwater

      Don’t forget Reagan my friend , ~ for it was under his administration that local predatory government was created and became wide spread ,seen as “necessary”, As it was Reagan’s “Get the Federal Government of the peoples back”~that brought with it, ~ state and local government budget short falls that were made up with tax hikes, user fees, aggressive enforcement and embellished penalties.

      You need the history, to see and understand the “whole picture” and how we got here with local predatory governments.

      It’s always been so to various degrees, ` i’m not attempting to blame one administration for it’s creation. ~ But Reagan policies sent it into hyper-drive ~ with grand popularity.

      • alma

        I am in my 60’s and been through a few presidents. Reagan was the Best out of all of them. He was not perfect and made some mistakes, but then the last perfect person that lived was crucified. He took an out of control economy, highest interest rates on every thing, a Nation that was embarrassed by Carter and brought Pride, Lower interest rates and followed more of the Constitution then the other presidents especially this one. Every democrat in office thought the bigger the government the better. Reagan was reelected by a landslide that was huge. I would gladly have him back or someone like him then any other President that has served before or after him. This president has ran up more debt than all the other’s combined and you blame Reagan for putting it into what you call Hyper-drive.

        • Alan

          He also always credited the American people for America’s greatness, where Obozo credits big government for it. In reality big government is turning America into a socialist third world s*** hole.

        • Vis Fac

          Reagan’s policies made it possible to start and grow my business Clinton tried to destroy it. Those who did not take advantage of the opportunities are those who scream and complain the loudest.

          Opportunity is missed by most people because it is
          dressed in overalls and looks like work. Thomas Edison

          The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is
          too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it. Michelangelo
          Far too many people have set their sights on government providing for them. The socialist elite have brainwashed them into thinking they will get a piece of the pie. Well under socialism somebody is going to get something but that somebody will not be them!!!

          To sit back hoping that someday, some way, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the wolf, hoping he will eat you last – but eat you he will.

          You don’t have to be a Marine to make a difference the only requirement is being truly patriotic and the willingness to back it up!!!

          Libertas inaestimabilis res est
          Semper-Fi

        • John Rodgers

          After watching the U.S.S.R. and Berlin Walls tumble down you’d feel he (President Reagan) deserved every American’s respect. All the benefits you remember, brought about a fantastic time for Capitalism and the “Free Markets” as well. Technology sectors and the rise of the internet during the Clinton administration were all due to newfound American pride and free markets that President Reagan, and like minded promoted.
          The shame it is, every president after Reagan has used the office as his politically partisan “toy box”, never showing the respect for the office or the people they were elected to represent.

      • tannasmarchat

        “Get the Federal Government of the peoples back”
        Yes, Get the Federal Government of the peoples back! Bring back the Constitution. Or perhaps you haven’t read the 10th Amendment?
        “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
        Local Law Enforcement is not, nor should it ever be, delegatged to the Federal Gov’t. It belongs on the State/Local Level.

        • John Rodgers

          The “Bill of Rights” …..to be modified by Diane Feinstein and Harry Reid and totally forgotten by most of the left.
          The fact most liberals determine the Constitution and Bill of Rights a living, breathing document only shows their contempt for its existence.

      • John Rodgers

        If by your own logic including Reagan, was such an uptick in government tyranny and abuses, you have to admit the path has been getting nothing but worse under Obama.
        Your credibility would amount to that committing wrongs is only acceptable when a DEMOCRAT administration does it.
        HYPOCRITE MUCH ?????

        • Deerinwater

          John it seems that you failed to accept my comments inside the context that they were offered. As they followed William Smith’s comments which read ;

          “Just part of living in the fascist Amerika of the BCBO (Bush/Clinton/Bush/Owebama) era..”

          Perhaps any hypocrisy that might exist would belong to you and not I in your “zeal” to defend the indefensible.

          So, ~ has the Federal Government been removed from citizens backs like was promised?

          I’d say, yes! to some degree while county, city and state rushed in to fill the vacuum. ~ which left Americans to feed two hungry tax masters instead of just one.

  • Deerinwater

    They have a “booking procedure” that they follow for admitting subjects that are viewed as “compromised”. ~ It’s standard policy and I can’t think of anyone that might enjoy it.

    It’s a very indignant process to go through. ~ Some PD’s will not only take away everything that you are wearing and dress you in paper cloths but your glasses as well, ~ then place you in a 68 degree cell for a few hours to cool off. After a few hours of that, they will allow you your one phone call where they direct you to a semi-darken cool room that has beat-up phone books laying about the floor and a telephone that requires the person that you call to accept the charges for the phone call ( yes, it’s pricey too) ~ but they won’t allow you your glasses back to see the phone books. So unless you have have phones numbers memorized , your one phone call won’t do you much good,

    The traffic tickets are outrageously set very high these days for some reason. Priced Far beyond an inconvenience to pay, ~ They want an “arm” or your “first born” for minor infractions.

    The City of Richland Hills is a very nice older city with a colorful and rich history that started with the founding of “a” city that grew to be in the shadows of the original “Fort” Worth. ~ she is land locked by other cities on all side. A nice city to raise young children from kindergarten up to 12th grade via public school systems. Located “inside” the old Loop 820 that once circled the core cities that comprised the area known today as Fort Worth, Texas. No buses, ~ no dark faces, no reason for those passing through to dwell long.

    A modest city with a tradition of defending family values and securing the peace with a small PD and a ever growing budget. ~ Unlike bigger cities, they have the time and resources to spend making you wish “That you had complied “.

    I enjoyed my years in Richland Hills, low taxes, good schools, peaceful neighborhoods with large 1 acre lots very common. A quarter acre would be a small lot.

    I don’t know much about other states other then Louisiana and Oklahoma, ~ but an industry has been created to extract funds from citizens found “compromised” with auto and traffic related affairs. ~ They have the State law, local enforcement, the judges, the attorneys and bondsman men all working together to extract citizen from their wealth with a thousand ways of doing it.~ They know how to make it hard on you , ` impounding your car is often a option, ~ an officer can allow you to park it and have family pick it up or have it pulled and cost you anywhere from $175.00 to 250.00 dollars. ~ ~ That a standard , ` local auto tow and fetch retails today for a price of $80.00 ~ somebody is making some money.

    • Vis Fac

      You must have had some experience Not surprising in the least!

      To sit back hoping that someday, some way, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the wolf, hoping he will eat you last – but eat you he will.

      You don’t have to be a Marine to make a difference the only requirement is being truly patriotic and the willingness to back it up!!!

      Libertas inaestimabilis res est
      Semper-Fi

      • Deerinwater

        yes, Recon, ~ every word I have ever written comes from experience and living to tell of it.

        No shrinking violet to a good fight and holding a masters in mistakes , don’t assume I would offer bad council to anyone here Recon.

        I’ve been both a peace officer and a booked “subject of interest” several times through out my career in recovery and reclaim.

        Have you ever heard of repossessing a ship in International waters from a Mexican National found in default and expect everyone in the crew to be happy about it and throw roses at you?

        If you have not lived it ~ how can you speak with authority on anything? ~ I’m not DavidH.

        • Vis Fac

          Then you’re not living right!!!

          To sit back hoping that someday, some way, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the wolf, hoping he will eat you last – but eat you he will.

          You don’t have to be a Marine to make a difference the only requirement is being truly patriotic and the willingness to back it up!!!

          Libertas inaestimabilis res est
          Semper-Fi

  • mark

    Impeach conservative governor Rick Perry. Like all the red state governors, he has allowed his state to degenerate into a fascist dictatorship. This is what always happens when conservatives get elected: law and order crackdowns on working people and minorities and the crushing of Constitutional rights! Always vote against conservatives, it is the only way to save the Constitution!

    • jdn

      Oh yes this happens in a small town and its the governors fault . Stop and frisk against minorities is happening in our largest city New York , so that by comparison should be Obamas fault . Life must be particularly hard on someone so stupid as you .

      • mark

        Your logic is not too sharp. No, it would be the governor of New York’s fault.. New York is a city in New York State. Don’t you get that? Your bias against Obama is showing. New York cops don’t strip suspects naked for going through stop signs either. This is apparently a Texas procedure.

        • John Rodgers

          “Bias against Obama” is deserved by the many bad policies he promotes as legislated .
          Anyone with an open mind can see our country is suffering and will only get worse as time goes on. The many liberals who complain of healthcare issues (such as Patty Davis and the unions such as the AFL-CIO) only continue showing that indeed many on the left are even starting to question the motives of Obama and his administration.

        • Vis Fac

          Yeah mark being sharp as a marble like you speaks volumes Cops abuse people everywhere just because they can I’ll laugh my DUMBOCRITE off when (not if) it happens to you. I’m sure you’ll yell the loudest when it does !!!!

          To sit back hoping that someday, some way, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the wolf, hoping he will eat you last – but eat you he will.

          You don’t have to be a Marine to make a difference the only requirement is being truly patriotic and the willingness to back it up!!!

          Libertas inaestimabilis res est
          Semper-Fi

        • GRusling

          You must be a special kind of stupid since you know nothing at all about how law enforcement everywhere handles prisoners. You will be searched (or stripped and redressed) before you enter the jail population – no matter WHERE on planet earth you go to jail!

          The best course of action is STAY OUT OF JAIL because it’s not a pleasant place to spend your spare time! That’s usually not difficult to do…

    • John Rodgers

      How can you possibly believe liberals uphold the Constitution?

      Feinstein and Reid, regularly assault the Bill of Rights and Obama all to often avoids the Congress, in favor of some new monarch like executive privilege.

      If you want to preach to a bunch of window licker idiots, go back to the liberal ,stupid articles posted on Mother Jones or elsewhere.

      • mark

        No, I’m happier here.

        • John Rodgers

          Could this be due to your belief the liberal media doesn’t already promote enough deceit for the good of Obama and the Democrat party?

          • mark

            No, but right wing media promotes plenty of deceit as well for the good of Cruz, Palin, Ryan, and the Republican Party. I am enough of an adult to understand that both sides do the same all the time. I don’t have any illusions that one side is correct all the time. But I do note the constant conservative tendency toward law and order over liberty and toward interfering in people’s private lives, bedrooms, etc., telling everyone who you can sleep with, who you can marry, what you should do with your pregnancy, who you should pray to, etc. Conservatives have their own beliefs in a particular type of nanny state.

          • Vis Fac

            You need a reality check mark it’s right here–

            http://vimeo.com/63749370
            Agenda Grinding America Down

            To sit back hoping that someday, some way, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the wolf, hoping he will eat you last – but eat you he will.

            You don’t have to be a Marine to make a difference the only requirement is being truly patriotic and the willingness to back it up!!!

            Libertas inaestimabilis res est
            Semper-Fi

          • grassroot

            And, a useful idiot,,

          • John Rodgers

            I too understand miscarriage of justice. Many of the greatest examples are occurring during the Obama administration where American people are questioning being not only monitored but also being controlled by an over empowering police state.
            Too many examples of police brutality and other bad examples of police behavior are being exposed throughout the nation under both liberal and conservative voter districts, but also during a DEMOCRAT federally controlled government (2 of 3 branches, and Obama seems to care less for either)
            Many localities (even small ones) are being gifted assault type vehicles and military assault type protective uniforms from the department of Homeland Security (Bush’s mistake) now controlled by the Obama administration. Many of these gifts are being questioned for their ulterior motives to American citizens
            The DHS has even been under recent scrutiny for its’ recent heavy purchasing of not only high caliber rifle, but even common home defense and hunting type ammunition, preventing people from accessing bullets to hunt, self defense, and freedoms guaranteed them in the 2nd amendment.
            Too many of the so called conservatives at federal level seem to be in collusion with legislation promoted at the most liberal levels in the Senate, this indeed would make it a no better than thou type scenario. We true conservatives refer to them as rhinos and want them eliminated from federal government as much as the most left leaning Communist Democrat.
            Third party conservatives and defense of the Constitution as written by our forefathers are the only means to preventing further erosion of freedoms granted to the American people.
            Your disapproval seems to question this. Could it be secret ulterior motives?

          • John

            Specifics dude. What misconceptions did the conservative media spout. Only the left has a penchant for lying. To state otherwise you have to be specific. Otherwise you have no takers, especially as a lying liberal.

          • NC

            JOHN, WOULD YOU EXPECT THE “CONSERVATIVE MEDIA” TO SUPPORT SAY, TED CRUZ? IS THERE SOME REASON THE MEDIA CAN’T BE LIBERAL??? THEY HAVE ALWAYS HAD THE RIGHT TO “EDITORALIZE” ON ISSUES! LIKE THEY DO AT FAUX NOISE!!
            SOMETIMES OPINIONS ARE HARSH! I READ IN THE “MEDIA” WHERE MITT WAS CALLED A LIAR, NOT FIT TO BE PRESIDENT AND THE WORST REPUBLICAN IN THE USA! BUT THAT WAS WHAT OTHER REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES WERE CALLING HIM NOT THE MEDIA! WHO NEEDED THE MAIN STREAM MEDIA WHEN REPUBLICANS WERE KILLING THEIR OWN????

          • John Rodgers

            All the closure and discomfort was directed by Obama and the left. AS an example, WWII Veterans were locked out of national monuments and moved barricades by themselves for access just days before the liberals held a massive event for illegal immigrant amnesty which had 4 jumbotrons, Mexican bands, Nancy Pelosi and other liberal members of congress in attendance and promotion for attendance (all paid for with taxpayer money) during the lockdown (GOOGLE this from USA TODAY).
            To make Cruz the villain should be accepted as a badge of courage to a true conservative with guts that none of the colluding rhinos in the Republican party have. TO DISAGREE WITH THE FASCIST POLICY, PROMOTED BY THE ULTRA- LEFT SHOULD BE REWARDED !!!
            I DON’T NEED ANY NATIONAL MEDIA TO CONVINCE ME THE FREE MARKETS WORK!!!!

          • NC

            JOHN, DO YOU REALLY THINK ANY OF THAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED IF THE DEBT CEILING HAD BEEN PASSED WEEKS BEFORE?? DO YOU REALLY BELIEVED Obama WOULD HAVE STOPPED THAT BUS LOAD OF VETERANS OUT OF “FASCIST POLICY:??
            ARE YOU THAT NARROW MINDED??
            IT IS THE CONSERVATIVES THAT JINDAL(r) HAS CALLED TO TASK FOR TAKING “IGNORANT POSITIONS”!!!
            THE FREE MARKET HAS DONE A GREAT JOB OF KEEPING HOSPITAL COSTS, DRUGS AND PREMIUMS DOWN! YEAH RIGHT!! THAT’S WHY PEOPLE ARE SO PI$$ED! THEY WANT THEM MUCH HIGHER???? NO REFORM?????

          • NC

            JOHN, DO YOU REALLY THINK ANY OF THAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED IF THE DEBT CEILING HAD BEEN PASSED WEEKS BEFORE?? DO YOU REALLY BELIEVED Obama WOULD HAVE STOPPED THAT BUS LOAD OF VETERANS OUT OF “FASCIST POLICY:??
            ARE YOU THAT NARROW MINDED??
            IT IS THE CONSERVATIVES THAT JINDAL(r) HAS CALLED TO TASK FOR TAKING “IGNORANT POSITIONS”!!!
            THE FREE MARKET HAS DONE A GREAT JOB OF KEEPING HOSPITAL COSTS, DRUGS AND PREMIUMS DOWN! YEAH RIGHT!! THAT’S WHY PEOPLE ARE SO PI$$ED! THEY WANT THEM MUCH HIGHER???? NO REFORM?????

          • John Rodgers

            Oh, so the fact Insurance is being lost, deductibles and premiums are going higher, full timers being relegated to part-timers without coverage and web-sites spending more than any other in existence (when aggregator type sites have been mastered for YEARS) have done exactly the opposite, we of conservative mindset are to agree with your policy. Your reform has tanked. 2000+ some odd pages of garbage that are doing everything no one wanted.
            If that’s your reform, I opt for saving money, conserving what jobs we have, and maintaining current costs.
            DOING NOTHING WAS A MUCH BETTER ANSWER !!

          • NC

            JOHN, WOULD YOU EXPECT THE “CONSERVATIVE MEDIA” TO SUPPORT SAY, TED CRUZ? IS THERE SOME REASON THE MEDIA CAN’T BE LIBERAL??? THEY HAVE ALWAYS HAD THE RIGHT TO “EDITORALIZE” ON ISSUES! LIKE THEY DO AT FAUX NOISE!!
            SOMETIMES OPINIONS ARE HARSH! I READ IN THE “MEDIA” WHERE MITT WAS CALLED A LIAR, NOT FIT TO BE PRESIDENT AND THE WORST REPUBLICAN IN THE USA! BUT THAT WAS WHAT OTHER REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES WERE CALLING HIM NOT THE MEDIA! WHO NEEDED THE MAIN STREAM MEDIA WHEN REPUBLICANS WERE KILLING THEIR OWN????

      • NC

        JOHN, TO “UPHOLD” THE CONSTITUTION YOU MUST FOLLOW IT UNTIL CHANGED! THAT MEANS FOLLOWING THE LANGUAGE AS INTERPRETED BY THE CONSTITUTIONALLY FORMED US SUPREME COURT,
        LIBERALS DO UPHOLD THE CONSTITUTION! DO YOU KNOW OF ANY OTHER GROUP THAT IS CONSIDERED BY CONSERVATIVES TO BE MORE LIBERAL THAN THE ACLU??? HAVE YOU EVER STUDIED THE SUCCESS OF THE ACLU IN ARGUING WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS BEFORE THE SUPREME COURT” THEIR SUCCESS RECORD IN PHENOMINAL!! THEY ARE TRUE EXPERTS ON THE CONSTITUTION AND THE PAST RULINGS OF ALL THE FEDERAL COURTS CONCERNING THE CONSTITUTION.
        AND THEY DON’T PICK SIDES IN WHO THEY REPRESENT WHEN THEY BELIEVE SOMEONES CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS ARE BEING INFRINGED UPON! THEY HAVE REPRESENTED THE LIKES OF SEAN HANNITY ,OLLIE NORTH AND RUSH LIMBAUGH IN THE PAST WHEN THEY FELT THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS WERE BEING VIOLATED!! AND THEY WON!!!!!
        YES, LIBERALS DO UPHOLD THE CONSTITUTION!!! EVEN YOUR VERSION AT TIMES!

        • John Rodgers

          Many decisions by the Supreme Court have been obvious legislation from the bench (not interpretation of the Constitution, but opinion on their part), however, your example for the ACLU is very telling in your continually applying racism for logic in your argument.
          Quite honestly, though I am not racist (and in fact could vote for a “TRUE” conservative of any color including “AMERICANS” Dr. Ben Carson, Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams, or Herman Cain)
          The ACLU has been given many judicial “FREE PASSES” mainly due to legislation from the bench, and sustained illogical sympathies to slavery and other travesties committed upon blacks many generations ago with no relation to the circumstances today. KEEP THE RACIST CRAP TO YOURSELF AND YOUR OBVIOUSLY RACIST PROMOTING DEMOCRAT PARTY!

          • NC

            John, when have you ever read a racist remark I have made?? I was the first white man in my country to take in a black associate in my profession! He and his family are among my best friends today! I worked with many black officers and we had a great relationship!! Never once was I ever accused of being a racist!
            I see some strong racist remarks from your fellow libertarians here and Jesse Helms and Strom Thurman took the mark of (R) to their graves with them! My party has had it’s racist also but I am not one of them!!
            DEMOCRAT I AM! THAT’S FOR BLACK WORKERS WHO WISH TO ORGANIZE AND BLACK WOMEN WHO WISH TO CONTROL THEIR BODIES! NO APOLOGIES!

    • Skyhawk

      It is a fact, no liberals have any common sense. And apparently no knowledge of the way municipals operate. A Town Marshal, or whatever they are called, basically works for the local JP. It is customary to issue as many citations as possible, legal or illegal, for the town’s budget.
      Having been the Town Marshal, unpaid, in a small town that had no police, I never wrote a ticket and only concentrated on crime.

      • Vis Fac

        Liberals don’t have the intellect or the character to take care of themselves let alone have common sense That’s why they need government to think and take care of them!!

        To sit back hoping that someday, some way, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the wolf, hoping he will eat you last – but eat you he will.

        You don’t have to be a Marine to make a difference the only requirement is being truly patriotic and the willingness to back it up!!!

        Libertas inaestimabilis res est
        Semper-Fi

      • nc

        Skyhawk, I bet the kids and their hot rods loved you to death! NO TICKETS!!!! Was vehicular manslaughter a crime in your town??
        Nothing like a good investigation AFTER THE FACT!!!
        Just a liberal wanting to know!!

        • John

          nc skyhawk, it has been proven on several occassions that liberalism is a disease. That is not a joke. A liberal professor at Harvard was sure that Tea Party members did not understand science as well as liberals. So he got over 600 to take the test. He was shocked that the tea Party people were more than twice as knowledgeable as liberals in science understanding. So he has been forced to reevaluate his opinion about The Tea Party.

    • John

      Mark you are obviously a liberal idiot. When are we going to pay our bills. When are the democrats the party of evil going to stop stealing our freedom? Do your home work boy. The democratic party created, organized and funded the KKK. They controlled it until 1972 then ceded control to David Duke for a decade, then retook command of the KKK. I could go on and on about the dirty dems and the evil they have perpetrated on the people of this country. They have not done any good, only evil.

  • Deerinwater

    It was in late 2005, ~ finding the local inland economy a bust, ` I was working off shore, in the Gulf of Mexico on a 137 ft Utility boat in support of Oil and Gas exploration. ~ I had driven down to the most southern tip of Texas and boarded a vessel as Engine Room engineer/ deckhand/ cook and tiller relief and what ever else had to be done on a 45 day tour of sea duty.

    The rewards were few, ~ and varied greatly, ~ the adventure probably the greatest of all. ~ it was the ride that Katrina offered and then making land fall some 6 hours after Katrina passes through New Orleans that highlighted this particular tour. ~ (which is a story unto it’s self)

    Beat up and exhausted , 45 days later, ~ I’m driving back home, ~ and go thought an Immigration Check point on Hwy 77 just south of King’s Ranch.
    I was single out and asked to pull over. ~ I did so, ~ thinking they were going to go though my truck ` for “what ever” . ~ The State Officer wrote my a citation for an expired state inspection sticker. ~

    I wrote the Judge in Sarita Texas and protested, ` ~ to no avail. ~ ~ I guess , that I was suppose to stay in “Port Miserable” until all the store opened Monday morning to get my inspection sticker.

    To say that I was eager to get home and sleep in a real bed, my own bed would have been an understatement. ` that was a long and hard 45 day tour.

    • John Rodgers

      Your story though unfortunate, happens throughout the country. It seems validations, registrations, licenses, and endorsements have to be current pretty much throughout the country, no matter local political affiliation. Some truckers are reprimanded some are ticketed. It all might just depend on the officers mood at that particular moment, even though you did acknowledge your credentials were out of date.

      • Deerinwater

        That is true, ~ but they were current and in full effect when I went to work, ~ like when other American leave for work each morning.

        Making it back to home port at 3 AM on a Sunday morning and driving a perfect good automobile home seems reasonable enough to do. ~

        So my guilt is not finding accommodations and hanging around until Antonio Francisco Vargas opened up Monday to inspect my vehicle.

        The point being, ~ people that have nice easy jobs dispensing judgement over hard working people that are making do with what they are ‘left to work with” ~ need to feel the pain and when the shoe is someday found on the other foot, ~ I will not be one to ever forget.

        • Robert Messmer

          So since you knew the sticker would be expired when you got back, why not have the inspection done before shipping out? The officer had no way to know and even if you told him had probably heard so many outlandish tales that he no longer even listened.

  • TML

    “especially since there is no law in the town requiring people with overdue driving tickets be jailed.”

    Dumb lawyer. She went to jail for not appearing in court (as promised when you sign the ticket), not for running a stop sign.
    Saying you didn’t receive the notices (whether true or not) never flies; it’s your responsibility to keep up with the status of your ticket.
    And the undressing and putting you in a jumpsuit is true… they don’t want you carrying drugs or other illicit material into the jail.

    • nc

      TML, they need to be searched! Had a case in my county where a man came into the jail to serve one of his “week ends” for a DWI conviction and had the entire “works” for injecting his heroin taped to the bottom of his foot!
      Should we allow people to totally disregard our traffic laws because they are so “minor”? I wonder how many people are killed each year at intersections where stop signs are violated! If she can drive through intersections she can drive to court!

      • TML

        I completely agree.

    • John

      Yeah, they want you to buy your drugs from their regular sources so they can turn a profit.

  • TexRancher

    This nothing new: Worked in D.C. for 4 1/2 years…Got parking ticket for “parking with 50 ft”. of an intersection while the stop sign for the other way said “No parrking within 25 ft”. Then to add insult to injury, was given not one, but two speeding tickets by cops on Foot! Don’t even think about appealing, it only gets worse for the trouble!

  • IBCAMN

    #1, like how the cops use the”if you pay right now,we won’t strip you nakkid and then throw you in jail”routine to get people to pay up!
    #2,why is it just this chick it happened to?what,is she smoking hot and the only female cop on hand is a dyke?
    #3,is it just this one cop shop where a total frisk,search,pat down isn’t enough to determine she don’t have any weapons?

    • Robert Messmer

      #1 that’s not what was said. #2 several things–it could be, since it is a smallish community that she is the only one that ignores court orders to appear or that no, it happens often but this is the first/only person to blow the whistle. #3 it wasn’t a search (at least not of the person) it was get into jail uniform, which for most people means you take your current clothing off and put this on. You know like changing out of pajamas to put on your clothes to go to work.

  • Vis Fac

    I’ve posted this before and it is always apropos:

    The point of this isn’t to judge whether cops are justified in doing what they
    do. This article has nothing to do with police training. And this isn’t just
    about

    American cops. This is about the perception that we, the public, have of you
    when you perform the following actions. It doesn’t matter if you disagree with
    these perceptions, because right or wrong, they exist. The point of this
    posting is to simply let you know that we’re watching, and this is how we see things.

    1. When ten of you show up to make one arrest, it makes you look like cowards! On my way home from a bike ride, I saw three arrests being made in under an hour in a relatively safe part of the city. At one of the incidents, eight
    police cruisers responded to make one arrest. The guy who was arrested was
    ejected for being too drunk in a bar. Just one guy and he was drunk. He had a
    stupid moustache, hadn’t hurt anyone and was drunkenly walking home when he was tased and tackled by 3 cops before 6 police cruisers showed up in addition to the two that were there, for a total of 8 cruisers and 10 cops. The man was unarmed.

    How much backup do you need? It’s one guy. If you can’t handle one drunk guy by yourself, you shouldn’t be a cop. Training tells you otherwise? Well stop being trained by sissies.

    2. When you tase somebody who IS NOT trying to escape, it makes you look like lazy cowards. A taser IS NOT a remote-control for people. Want to talk to
    someone? Then walk over to them and talk. Don’t tase them and expect them to cooperate. Also, when someone is being tased and is writhing in cardiac arrest on the ground, they aren’t “resisting arrest” by not getting on their
    knees and neatly kowtowing to your demands. They’re incapacitated. You look
    like idiots barking orders at them when they can’t move.

    Being a cop has certain risks associated with it. If you aren’t comfortable
    with those risks, don’t take the job. Always trying to minimize your risk of
    injury at the expense of others by being a taser-happy lunatic makes you look
    like lazy sissies.

    Tasing everyone you see because they might pose a risk to you is like spraying everything with a fire extinguisher so it doesn’t catch fire. Part of
    the problem might be that many cops are overweight and out of shape. If you
    fatsos can’t chase someone down, then you shouldn’t be cops. Studies have shown that not being a lardo is just as effective as using a taser.

    3. When you set up speed traps, it makes you look like you don’t have anything better to do. I get happy every time I see a speed trap, because I assume it means all criminals have been locked up, you’ve caught the guys who broke into my car on three separate occasions and my stolen property will be returned shortly, right idiots? Good job guys, take a break and make some scratch for the city. Because why the hell else would you be sitting on your butt in a ditch if that wasn’t the case?

    People who speed are awesome. The last thing this world needs is more slow
    drivers. Traffic jams occur because of idiots braking prematurely. And when you pull people over, how about doing it in a place that doesn’t obstruct traffic?
    You know what’s just as “unsafe” as speeding? Having to swerve into
    another lane because your stupid car is blocking traffic.Every time I pass
    another cruiser parked in two lanes, backing up traffic for miles, it makes me
    literally punch myself in the jaw until I pass out.

    4. When you give out imbecilic tickets for rolling through stop-signs at 3 AM,
    or closing down lemonade stands, it makes us think you’re morons. We know that “the law is the law.” We also know that you’re not instruction-executing robotic automatons. When you harass us with nonsensical fees and fines, it makes us question your judgment. We know that this kind of trash is all about the money.

    Remember that case in Florida where a pair of LEOs closed down a lemonade stand operated by a 6 and 9 year old girl, because they didn’t have a permit? The legal age for entering into contract in the United States is 18. So that effort to charge them fees by making them apply for a permit? Illegal. Law is the law, right? Arrest yourselves. And speaking of nepotism…

    5. We know you guys use the buddy system to get out of speeding tickets. And it infuriates us to no end. Cops have a code that basically amounts to always letting fellow cops go. When a cop pulls over an off-duty officer, the officer who was pulled over discreetly flashes his badge to let him know that he’s on the force, and he’s simply let go. You think we don’t know what’s going on, jerk-wads? It’s a courtesy not extended to anyone else, lest the officer is having a particularly good day and isn’t PMS-ing all over the highway.

    Sometimes you write tickets for going 1 Mile over the speed limit, sometimes
    it’s 10 Miles. Then when you get called on doing something stupid like writing
    a ticket to someone for a law that shouldn’t be enforced and rarely is (like
    jay-walking in New York), you hide behind your tired mantra that it’s the law
    and that you have to be consistent. Except when you aren’t.

    6. When you flash your lights just to get through intersections, you look like
    scumbags. I’ve followed cops who’ve done this, only to see them park their
    cruisers for coffee or lunch. And speaking of lunch…

    7. When you park in a red zone to eat, it makes you look like lazy scumbags.
    The argument can be made that police officers need to be near their cruisers
    at all times in case of an emergency. Fine, but that doesn’t entitle you to eat
    at the most popular restaurants. If you want to eat at some trendy restaurant,
    park at a meter and pay, like everyone else. Can’t find a meter? Tough luck, go someplace else. Doctors, surgeons, rescue workers and security all have
    important jobs where people’s lives are at stake, and you don’t see their cars
    popped up on the curb, obstructing traffic and parked illegally so they can
    fill their fat faces with lunch. We know you’ll never get written a ticket (see
    #5), it infuriates us, and it makes us trust you less, and cooperate less.

    Now this is the part where I say “I know that police officers have a tough
    job,” but they don’t. Being a cop isn’t hard, it’s dangerous. There’s a
    difference. Being an engineer, teacher or airline pilot is hard. Being a
    logger, deep sea crab fisher, coal miner or firefighter is hard and dangerous.
    Being a cop is dangerous, but usually not hard. Driving around, issuing moronic tickets and filling out paperwork isn’t hard, it’s annoying.

    This is also the part where I say “now I know that most cops are
    good,” but I don’t. I only know two cops in real life, and they’re both awesome, but so is anyone I choose to call my friend. Most cops I see abuse their power every day by parking illegally, talking on their cell phones while driving, drifting in and out of lanes without turn signals, flashing their lights to get out of
    intersections and power tripping like crazy. If you’re a cop who’s reading
    this, rather than being butt-hurt by people’s perceptions of you, do something
    to change it. Write a fellow officer a ticket. Stick your neck out for us,
    rather than your colleague for a change. Do the right thing. We notice.

    And as for us: record cops. Record them all the time. Record them even if
    they’re not doing anything. Cops are cracking down on this and they’re trying
    to change the laws to make it illegal so they can’t be held accountable for
    breaking the law. They look up your plates every time they’re behind you at a
    stop, even if you haven’t done anything, just to check up on you. It’s time we
    started checking up on them. Who watches the watchers, if you will!

    To sit back hoping that someday, some way, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the wolf, hoping he will eat you last – but eat you he will.

    You don’t have to be a Marine to make a difference the only requirement is being truly patriotic and the willingness to back it up!!!

    Libertas inaestimabilis res est
    Semper-Fi

    • Lone Wolf

      Dude, take your pill…

      • Vis Fac

        Rather than saying the I am not chemically dependent as you I’ll just come out and say when you come out of your drug induced stupor that I don’t take pills. Perhaps you should pull your head out of your A$$ and observe what is occurring all around us with cops abusing their power . Or are you a cop that has a drug problem?

        What I ave posted comes from observation of cops both on video and in person. You had better pray that you never have a SWAT team at your door with weapons at the ready

        To sit back hoping that someday, some way, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the wolf, hoping he will eat you last – but eat you he will.

        You don’t have to be a Marine to make a difference the only requirement is being truly patriotic and the willingness to back it up!!!

        Libertas inaestimabilis res est
        Semper-Fi

      • Les

        Lone Wolf..really now that comment is improper and not necessary.

    • tannasmarchat

      Recon: In most of what you post, I agree.

      Unfortunately, for every 100 cops out there, 85 – 90 of them are decent, God fearing, family loving people. What I use to call the Andy Griffiths. Then you have the 10 – 15 that are major jerks. The Cowboy or the Dirty Harry. Mister “mine is bigger than yours” (works the same with females the only difference is *what* is bigger).

      Also, unfortunately, we see more of the 10-15 than we ever will of the 85-90. -sigh- It does not help that Hollyweird plays up the Cowboy/Dirty Harry types. It hurts to watch a tv show and see how many procedural mistakes. The great unwashed masses believe that trash.

      Like the Marines, we’re Guard Dogs. We try to keep the wolves away from the sheep. Regrettably, some of us have become as bad as those very wolves or have decided that it was easier to terrorize our flock than it is to serve and protect them.

      • Vis Fac

        I know a lot of cops some from a son in laws family (all are jerks) some I’ve done business with (again all were jerks) other’s I’ve interacted with and NONE were decent all have a holier than thou attitude and think they are kings. So no I must disagree with you. I believe only 10% are decent I’m sure others will agree with me.

        To sit back hoping that someday, some way, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the wolf hoping he will eat you last – but eat you he will.

        You don’t have to be a Marine to make a difference the only requirement is being truly patriotic and the willingness to back it up!!!

        Libertas inaestimabilis res est
        Semper-Fi

        • tannasmarchat

          Coming from a LEO/Military family, I will in all honestly, say that my experiences were as I related.

          My mother was a dispatcher. 80% of the officers in her department cool, about 10 % of them were Andy Griffith types.

          My department was pretty much the same. 75-80% of us tried to give folks the benefit of the doubt. (Okay, maybe you were on this side of the speed limit sign. I’m not sure. Just watch your speed in the business district) 10% of those were the Andy Griffith. The rest were Cowboys.

          However, I will add a caveat here: Mom and I worked for Small departments. Not a big city or Sheriff’s department, let alone State Police. So, maybe we saw a different side?

          I know how I was in uniform. (that quote above was me talking to a couple that I had caught going 10 miles an hour over in our business district. I knew that I had clocked them inside the 25 zone. I still let them go with a warning. Nothing on his record and a bible in the front seat.) And I know what I see today. It does not make me happy. But I still want to believe that the small town cops are basically good guys doing a dangerous job.

          On this, we will have to agree to disagree. I know what I saw (and did). You know what you saw. Our perspectives are different. Now, you can say that you know an honest cop, who wanted to be Andy Griffith. -grin-

          • Vis Fac

            You relate from your experiences I can only relate from mine apparently we are on different planets.

            To sit back hoping that someday, some way, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the wolf hoping he will eat you last – but eat you he will.

            You don’t have to be a Marine to make a difference the only requirement is being truly patriotic and the willingness to back it up!!!

            Libertas inaestimabilis res est
            Semper-Fi

  • tannasmarchat

    Former LEO here.
    First off, she was cited for running a stop sign. The citing officer needs to have witnessed the infration. Which means she should have been handed the ticket that day. I am not aware of any state or city using “red light” cameras for stop signs. Therefore, she was aware of the infaction and the fine. She ignored the summons.
    Second off, the incident she describes in booking is not unusual, not eve back in the 90’s when I was in uniform.
    The only issue I have is placing a bench warrent that permitted going to the person’s home to arrest them. Differnent place, different tinme, but a bench warrent when I was active was enforced only if you stopped them for some other offense.

    • TML

      “The only issue I have is placing a bench warrent that permitted going to the person’s home to arrest them.”

      True that… but not unheard of if she lives in the same city as where the warrant is issued.

    • independent thinker

      ” I am not aware of any state or city using “red light” cameras for stop signs.”
      Just because you are not aware of it does not mean it isn’t happening

      • Robert Messmer

        I did not do any research, just read the article ok so any facts not presented in the article I do not know. The lady, according to the article, never protested that she had not ran the stop sign, never protested that she had not been given a ticket to pay. Her ONLY protest was that no one issues a bench warrant after 60 days.

        “I’m like, nobody puts out a bench warrant after 60 days,” she told local media. “Why would you do that? You wouldn’t do that.”

        Not “I am innocent”. Not “I didn’t know I was supposed to pay it”. Just “what after (ONLY-implied) 60 days”. So have to agree that the headlines are uncalled for and she was treated fairly. A lot of people wind up in jail for “Contempt of court” when their crime is simply they didn’t pay what they were ordered to pay. FTA is no different.

      • tannasmarchat

        That is quite true. However, I am at a loss to visualize the triggering mechanism. With the red light cameras (which I detest) the light/signal is part of the triggering system. The camera is only active (allegedly) when the light is red.

        How would one go about setting such a camera on a static sign?

        • independent thinker

          It would record constantly and be downloaded every hour, four hours, 8 hours, daily, or whatever was appropriate for the location.

  • Doc Sarvis

    Leave it to Red State Texas to go overboard with their reaction.

    • KennyLLC

      There a lot’s of low-budget officers in small towns everywhere: especially within small municipalities. My neighboring town locked up a suffering diabetic in the drunk tank and he was dead the next day.

    • CountryGirl

      I got news for you. There’s a lot more garbage like this occurring in blue states than red!

    • Guest

      What are you implying Republicans are the issue – why the comment of Red State – you have Moronic Cops everywhere – try New York by the way is a Blue State – where they killed an indigent worker by shooting him 57 times and he wasn’t resisting or even had a weapon –

  • Chuck_Key

    Where, exactly, did that happen? What police force did this?

    • TML

      Richland Hills, TX

  • KennyLLC

    I didn’t think Texas allowed lesbian officers or guards on the force.
    Must be federal DHS incognito.

  • joe1cr

    It’s intimidation and harassment by overzealous morons who have no authority
    to violate a citizen rights over a traffic ticket.

  • Robert Wood

    THATS TEXAS FOR YOU

    • Guest

      Don’t place all Police Departments in the same category as a Moronic One – If there isn’t a law to jail a person for a stop sign violation – would suggest she sue the city for lasivious behavior – even in the large districts a person is searched and placed in a cell – but to make them undress and place them in custody without a warrant is unlawful in itself.

      • Vis Fac

        I do All police departments including the feds are corrupt that’s the nature of policing unfortunately those in the most need of policing are the police themselves!!

        To sit back hoping that someday, some way, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the wolf, hoping he will eat you last – but eat you he will.

        You don’t have to be a Marine to make a difference the only requirement is being truly patriotic and the willingness to back it up!!!

        Libertas inaestimabilis res est
        Semper-Fi

  • Kenneth Dunn

    SOME LAWDOGS NEED A GOOD ASS BEATING,,,

  • Babylonandon

    Ju vill shubmeet to za Shtate, ya.

    Ve vill brek ju and ve vill put ju on your kneess and ve vill mek ju undershtandt zat ve are to be obeyed undt reshpetced at every moment of jour day, ya.

    Sieg Heil!

  • Urimas

    What a bunch of crap!
    First, she wasn’t strip naked by Law Enforcement, and she wasn’t strip naked because she run a stop sign. Yes, is true she got in trouble BECAUSE she run a stop sign, but at that point she got only a citacion. Refusing to go to court, excepting when health problems interfere, makes you a problem for society TWICE! First, because you did something which Law Enforcement considered unlawfull, and second, because you ignored your chance to explain why you did it. I don’t explore here how stupid 95% of laws are in this country, and how biased are the local courts. I just try to make a point for the concept of true law and justice ( something I really want to see back on this lands!)
    So, you run a stop sign, a cop gets you and issue a citation. Two weeks later you get in the mail a letter which informes you how much is your fine if you choose to plea “Guilty” ( I allways took that road – it may not be the cheapest one, but is the fastest),or where and when to appear in front of a judge to plea your case. Ignoring this advantage of Democracy, will definitely put you on the “Wanted” list. And once you’re on, it is open hunting season on you!…
    Now, let’s get back to your story.
    So, what we have for now? Ah, yes! One lady running a stop sign. Catched by a cop and issued a ticket.Got TWO court notiffications in the mail – which she claimed never got in her mail box ( I think you need a PhD degree to proove otherwise), and finally was taken to the county jayl…
    And Ah!, Oh!, Uh!… there the drama begins… She was strip naked… Because all inmates are!…