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Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Jerome, Oct 6, 2014.

  1. Jerome

    Jerome Well-Known Member

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    Trooper sued for sharing tract:

    http://www.wlwt.com/news/driver-suing-ind-state-trooper-over-proselytizing-traffic-stop/28966484
     
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    After comming to the States, I lived in a town in Illinois where one police officer was well known for giving people a break if they called Dial-a-Prayer. He even gave them the change for the phone call. He was well liked. ;)

    Of course, this was back in the 1970s.
     
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    I read the story and the lawsuit. The article has a couple of minor things skewed, but has all the major points right. The trooper was way out of line. He used his authority as a trooper to coerce the situation into a witnessing attempt. The woman couldn't leave, because he kept his lights on. Plus, the reason he stopped her wasn't even what he gave her a warning for. She's going to win this case without a fight.
     
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    While the trooper acted out of line, I'd be surprised if a judge would allow her case to be heard. She wants damages paid to her because she was "terribly upset" by the troopers questions about her spiritual condition. She is suing because she believes the trooper was attempting to establish a state religion and for unlawfully detaining her.
     
  5. Salty

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    (Bold my emphasis)

    She just might have a point.
     
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    I think we keep forgetting just how much power we have as Christians...I mean, if a single small-town cop is capable of establishing an entire state religion, just imagine what we could do if we could actually get past our petty differences... [/sarcasm]
     
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    If he has the right to do as he did, then so does every Moslem, Buddhist, Athiest, etc. A civil right for one is a civil right for all.

    This fellow was out of line as he was on work time.
     
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    More so in his offical govt position.

    In my job as a C-Store clerk - I will make comments - and if the customer is receptive (with no other customers waiting) I will engage in a brief conversation.
     
  9. Jerome

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    Trooper Ignores Warning, Is Fired

    Second woman tells of being needled about church and salvation during traffic stop:

     
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