Lemonade Freedom DayAugust 22, 2011August 22, 2011 Tim WorstallCivil Liberty7 CommentsI wonder if a certain female police officer is going to find herself charged with damaging equipment? Assault even? previousSay it Brother!nextRitchie is a card, isn\’t he? 7 thoughts on “Lemonade Freedom Day” Commenter August 22, 2011 at 10:03 am Bravo. The place’ll look really nice covered in hotdog stands. Alex August 22, 2011 at 10:13 am It’s good news in a way. I’m delighted, and not a little surprised, that there is so little real crime in Washington that law enforcement effort can be directed to this important task. Scope for saving taxpayer dollars by cutting police numbers? Alex August 22, 2011 at 10:15 am .. and yes, the female office who kept grabbing the camera should be charged, and fired. But she won’t be. Serf August 22, 2011 at 10:20 am As Alex says, the fact that so many officers can be spared for a small misdemeanour is great news indeed in a city that used to have so many problems. Next Week, 30 police officers arrest a man for putting his rubbish bin out too early. I hope El Presidente Rompey doesn’t see this video, he will press for the USA to join the EU johnny bonk August 22, 2011 at 11:27 am shots of chicks being cuffed by big uniformed cops is always going to be good media – photographer should have got the short skirts into the “money shots” for maximum impact. dearieme August 22, 2011 at 11:30 am They didn’t seem to be the DC police but “The United States Capitol Police … a federal police force charged with protecting the United States Congress within the District of Columbia …”. They are, as our own dear looters would call them, the feds. The youngsters wanted to be arrested photogenically and got their way; the policewoman was being a plonker, though. David Gillies August 24, 2011 at 3:01 am The kids in question will almost certainly be released on their own recognisance rather than be charged with anything more serious, which in its small corrosive way is almost worse (it’s a tacit acknowledgement they were doing nothing wrong, but being arrested and held without charge is still a major breach of liberty, and no day in court to plead your case.) “No victim, no crime!” shouts one of the guys as the girls are being taken away by the goons. Nullum crimen, nulla poena sine iniuria: that is a bedrock of Common Law. The female cop needs to be heavily punished. I hope this goes viral. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.