It concerns me when you are the one in a thread making sense. It's people and lawyers excusing scum like this that makes their behaviour worse.I would see 'excessive' more in the line of a police officer kicking or hitting the woman and then pinning her down standing with his foot pushed down on her neck, that while another officer stands on both her legs and a third officer standing on her arm pinning it down. Although actions like this may be required at times, even this, in my view in not necessarily excessive. In this case, just holding her down without assaulting her, is not excessive at all. In fact, that is what the normal person would expect to happen.
Yes, the law agrees that she is allowed to contact her Doctor so he/she can be present.Worse risked infected this person with something incurable.
I'm all for this woman getting that blood test, but she has a right to dignity and respect. If she was concerned about the needle then open one in front of her and ffs use gloves.
The above two points are the most pertinent. We dont live in a police state anymore.....- the person (we assume is a Nurse or doctor) taking the blood does not have gloves - which is not hygienic for anyone there.
- police are not properly trained or lack ineptitude to deal with situations like this
Did she request one?Yes, the law agrees that she is allowed to contact her Doctor so he/she can be present.
Alchohol in blood tests are accurate for up to 12 hours , there was no need to rush the procedure.
Those cops definitely flouted procedure and do not know the law. Its a training issue.
It certainly played on my emotions....
-This screaming plays on our emotions and makes her begin restrained seem harsher then it probably is.
unfortunately chances are due to this even if she is guilty she might get away with it.The above two points are the most pertinent. We dont live in a police state anymore.....
So guilty till proven otherwise?
Great time to life in...
She (the woman) claims that there was no way to know if the needle is new or not. That itself will make me bust all them cops up if it was me. No one sticking no used needle in my arm. Maybe her and I value our health more than you guys do.If only there was a way to test if she truly was driving under the influence , a sample of a bodily fluid perhaps.
It is hard to fathom how or why a person who is told to provide a blood sample when accused of driving under the influence could even begin to think that refusing such a sample would be of any benefit to them. As much as a blood test can prove guilt, it can similarly prove innocence. If someone is so adamant that they are not intoxicated, then they are clearly not thinking straight or telling the truth if they have to be physically restrained in order for a sample to be taken. That is unless of course, they are like me and are absolutely petrified of needles.
I'm busy going through his tweets now to see what he says in this case