DISORDERLY CONDUCT in Massachusetts and how it relates, to Gates' case.

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    Under these Massachusetts government instructions and from what you know about the Gates case, do you think that the conduct of mr gates was considered disorderly under massachusetts law and how their Supreme court has ruled on the issue?

     
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    From what I've read - and there have been conflicting reports - no. I think it would fail on all three elements not being proven. In essence I don't think his behaviour was extreme enough to fall under the first category; in the second category I doubt if there was a deleterious effect on the public; I don't think he had intention and even though he may have been reckless I don't see "public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm", just a private inconvenience etc to Crowley.
     
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    Probably not. But give a pig cop points for trying.
     
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    Possibly. I'd have to watch the video to be sure.
     
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    So now police have to have a the trial too?

    Guess the lawyers and judges are out of a job. Too bad.

    Here is Officer Crowley's Official Police Report.

    http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/07/23/0498.001.pdf

    All requirements fulfilled in the first two sentences.
     
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    Yeah, it's always a good idea to give the police a free pass. How conservative of you.
     
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    :rolleyes: weak, with a small w.
     
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    Moral of the story: Don't yell at cops. Even if you're right.

    When my asswipe ex stole the keys to my mother's car, threw them on the tracks, (I was 9 months pregnant) and took my phone then chased me in his mom's car (he left it running while I was calling 911 from a phone booth so he could dance around me screaming and yelling...and I jumped in the car and drove it a block away and left it, lol. Pretty funny, i thought) the cops came and then told me they wouldn't make him leave my house (as in MINE, not his), nor would they make him give them the keys, because it was just petty theft, and advised me to go somewhere else for the night... anyway, I told the cop I'd go ahead and get the keys myself. The cop told me he'd arrest me if I tried. Then he told me I was hysterical (well duh).

    I told him he was just saying that because I could talk faster than he could think.

    Probably not the smartest move on my part, but boy it felt good.
     

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