By Anonymous - 19/05/2015 20:49 - Germany - Stuttgart
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Those officers have no right to search you unless they had an actual cause, same with interrogating you like that. If that happens again get their badge number and report them. That is harassment
4th amendment. but the cops probably asked permission and he probably consented because everybody thinks if you say no the cops assume you're guilty. but really if they already have probable cause, then they don't even need to ask your permission. so always say no to searches!
It's happened to me too on more than one occasion. I just take it that I look kind of shifty, but I can't really blame the cops, everything looks suspicious late at night.
That's grounds for a complaint... No warrant nor reasonable cause for suspicion. They're not allowed to harass you like that. In all likelihood nothing will happen to the officers but you should definitely try.
I'd have loved the image of you all talking about girls and your feelings and emotions into the night, that would have been far nicer.
People are way to jaded against cops these days. I think it's good to know that if an officer notices possible suspicious behavior, they investigate and rule out any threat. I'm not saying that all cops are just and fair about it, but there are definitely still some out there that want to keep their communities safe. Also, most parks have closing hours which are usually around dusk.
Public parks close at night? Well that sucks. and I'm guessing the cops in this situation just wanted to act like they were earning their income and just like the power trip. It'd be another thing if he was acting shifty or has a record. If he was just sitting there by himself and is a law abiding citizen, he didn't deserve this.
Lol we're jaded against them because we're killing innocent people. In fact, we're not jaded against the station, just the officer him or herself. Ferguson's a different case of course. I do agree it's good to check of course, but really can't they check him then just leave? Say thank you for your patience and leave?
18, yes, here they close at 10. In the park after hours gets you a ticket...pretty good chance that's what happened here. And I'm pretty sure the cops didn't wanna be just writing a ticket and have OP pull a knife on them, although I'm guessing Germany is a lot more civilized than the U.S. has been recently.