I understand your perspective and even empathize with the woman's embarrassment. Have not all of us done some thing embarrassing in trying to get the attention of someone we are interested in. Trying to limit my embarrassment factor now, with no stories...LOL
I was wondering if someone would point out that you were flaming someone for just doing their job. People do not understand what is to be a police officer, and that is what I would like to enlighten you to the special issues that can happen when people try to hook up with you on the job, which is not generally legal for law enforcement officers to do with someone accused of offending (like she was).
I am not saying this to be mean and I do not mean to embarrass you, and I apologize if it comes off that way, but I want you to know the other person's point of view. How would you feel if someone died, because someone used an emergency phone line in trying to get a date with you, and someone who really needed help could not get thru. Ever called 911 and got a busy signal? ...It Happens, and that is why she was arrested.
I just want to remind you of what are the issues that law enforcement officers have to deal with, because being a police officer is a demanding, generally depressing, and stressful job. Officers put their lives on the line every day, are constantly being called to situations that other people would never want to deal with, and may see disturbing scenes of violence and death. And I think you can see how calling an emergency line for a date would be justification for arrest given that it puts the puts people at risk.
I am again not saying this to be mean, but to peel back the layers. This is something that happened four years ago this August. She was was sentenced to serve two years of probation and 100 hours of community service, and pay $693 in fines and fees. When she could have gone to jail and have to pay thousands of dollars worth of fines. So I think she got off pretty compassionately considering what could have happened. She just got arrested, she did not serve any jail time. She probably got arrested more for need to get checked out, because she did have such a lack of judgement. It is logical to wonder if she was ill, something really bad was going on, and the best thing to do is get her out of the situation, and into protected area by arresting her.
Please, do not get so upset that you feel like you would have hurt yourself. We care and we want to empower you to have strength to be able to fight those kind of thoughts off.
Like I said I am not saying this to be mean, and I apologize if it comes off that way.
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