Friday, October 21, 2011

In Jail for 53 Days for No Good Reason

Atlanta woman wrongly imprisoned for 53 days because of name mix-up | The Lookout - Yahoo! News No racism in this incident.
Teresa Culpepper says she called police to report that her truck had been stolen in August. But when they showed up at her home, they arrested her for aggravated assault committed by another Teresa.

"All she has is the same first name. The only descriptions that match are 'Teresa' and 'black female,'" Culpepper's attorney, Ashleigh Merchant told The Lookout. Culpepper, who is 47, didn't have the same address, birth date, height, or weight as the Teresa who was supposed to be arrested.
Different height, weight, address than the person wanted. But she had the same skin color, so the cops threw her in jail.

Yeah, that makes sense. Professional Police Work. Atlanta's finest. Not a racist on the Atlanta police force. No sir.

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