Four women, two of them well into middle age, were discussing funeral plans for a friend when an Atlanta police officer told them to move.The answer to that question? "Because I said so."
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Three did but one asked “why.” In answer to her question, Minnie Carey, then 61, was handcuffed, put into a paddy wagon and taken to jail, where she was held for nine hours.
Four law abiding people, not causing trouble, not blocking the sidewalk, given an order to disperse, with no real justification. Just a bully with a badge.
Charges were dropped, eventually. And the cop in question is on leave for an unrelated incident. I don't expect him to face any real hardship over this.