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Police confrontation leads to arrest

Original post made on Jun 5, 2015

A Sunnyvale man was arrested last week after he allegedly confronted police and refused to cooperate during an unrelated traffic stop.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, June 5, 2015, 11:58 AM

Comments (7)

Posted by How'd that work out for ya Ricardo?
a resident of Bailey Park
on Jun 5, 2015 at 12:27 pm

If there was a law for wanna be tough guys doing stupid things, Ricky would be catching another case.

Posted by Timo
a resident of North Whisman
on Jun 8, 2015 at 4:47 pm

I never could understand how u can be arrested for resisting arrest when there is no other charge. It seems to me that if the police are arresting u for an actual offense and u resist then resisting arrest is obviously going to be another charge. But if there is no other charge for them to arrest u for then how can they charge u with resisting arrest? Sounds like the charge of resisting arrest, when filed by itself is just a way to detain someone unlawfully.

Posted by Whaamulance Driver
a resident of Bailey Park
on Jun 8, 2015 at 5:04 pm

Yah Timo, it's a matter of the laws that are on the books. A lot of people don't know them or follow them so they see the back seat of the cop car.

A cop has the legal right to detain you so your statement about being able to detain you unlawfully makes no sense. They can do it and it is legal. They can detain you lawfully whenever they want, and if you fail to comply with them when they try it, (something that stupid people do regularly)they can charge you with that.

Knowing this tidbit of knowledge will help a lot of "tough cool guys" look less foolish by deciding to actually do what the cop is telling you to do and not trying to become a street curb lawyer with no knowledge of the actual laws.

Posted by Scott
a resident of North Whisman
on Jun 10, 2015 at 2:54 am

Mountain View Police are crooked. They violate protocol all the time by making up probable cause to stop people. Yes having knowledge of your rights and the law is important but what good is that when the cops are violating the law and peoples rights. The MVPD dosen't have tasers anymore for that same reason, misuse and violating protocol on the us of tasers.

Posted by Sparty
a resident of another community
on Jun 10, 2015 at 4:24 am

Sparty is a registered user.

Why did the libertarian chicken cross the road?

None of you business. Am I free to go?

Posted by Safer w/out scum
a resident of Bailey Park
on Jun 10, 2015 at 11:26 am

You know who else is crooked...CROOKS! I'm glad the cops are there to arrest them.
This young lad went to jail because of his attitude. An attitude of "I don't have to do what you tell me"
He was wrong.

Lesson learned by li'l Ricky, and a lesson for everyone else who thinks they can decide to talk smack and disobey a cop. Such an idiotic thing to do. A trip to jail because of ego. The jails are full of these pathetic losers.

Posted by Scott
a resident of North Whisman
on Jun 11, 2015 at 8:37 am

Yes Ricky was wrong. But police are humans too and they do the wrong things also. Not all police are crooked.There are plenty of officers who became cops for the purpose of good. Mountain View has good officers but they have bad ones too.

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