By Anonymous - 01/08/2009 04:30 - United States
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#8 and #47 The writ of habeus corpus gives them at least 24 hours to charge you with a crime, I think it might even be 72 hours actually. Your statement about detention without accusation is actually irrelevant, this was an arrest not a person being detained. As implied by the time limit on habeus corpus they absolutely can arrest you without charging you, it is just that they have to eventually let you go, which in this case they obviously did. The police can, and in fact do this kind of shit every single day. In fact when police pull over and detain people for looking suspicious they almost always make the claim that the person fits a description. In the OPs case being told this wouldn't even be a lie. Stupid people give the police vague descriptions all the time and they use it to harass, detain, arrest, and sometimes beat the shit out of whoever they want.
not really because chances are if the OP tried to take them to court or anything, the cops would get much better lawyers than the OP. and besides, they could just lie about what they did and who is the judge going to back up, the fellow men of "law and order" or some random guy who was just arrested? lol
if a police suspects anyone of a crime they can arrest them no matter what...I doubt this could be fake
Not even then, they usually would tell you then but they don't have to. It is possible albeit very unlikely you wouldn't hear the charges until you were being arraigned in court, which in California could be like 4-5 days later if you were unlucky enough to be jailed over the weekend when the courts aren't open.
I didn't think anyone ever really gets an apology. This is why I only run on the school track though.
Have you never been running before? I've been harassed just because some woman didn't want me running by her house because I might someday decide to scratch her new car. It also can be quite dangerous to run on the side of the road. Doesn't matter what you're wearing or really where. The school track is safer, and if you're there, running, nobody really suspects you of anything. And at least here, the police do stop random runners sometimes. I prefer to avoid that.