Is there more to this story that was not reported?
'cause if not, I want to know why this arrest went unchallenged by police superiors.
Didn't the Supreme Court rule, during this past year, that the use of the word f*** towards police was not an arrestable offense?
The Court has also ruled on more than one occasion that intemperate language toward police is also not an offense, since police under their status as "professionals", are deemed by prior Court rulings to know what they may be subject to during the course of their job. Look it up. I did.
I'm quite sure the Court publicized its' rulings. I'm also sure that it is the duty of the police and the District Attorney to know the law. Ignorance of the law is never an excuse.
But I just bet they'll claim they didn't know and should therefore not be held accountable.
Just sayin' . . . do you WANT your police to make their own laws?
Well I agree with you shovelDriver, but I doubt that this man was arrested only for saying the "f" word. When you are drunk in public and yelling at people, much less officers, it is easy to see how he got arrested.