Coming to America, Circa 2013
From the UK Daily Mail:
Grandfather arrested at dawn, DNA-tested and held in a police cell for SIX hours for swearing once at council official
By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 11:09 PM on 10th November 2009
A grandfather was arrested at dawn and held in a police cell for six hours for using a single swear-word in front of a council official.
Thomas Catcheside, 67, had his fingerprints and DNA taken, before being issued with an £80 fixed-penalty notice.
His arrest followed a dispute with a council official about 'dangerously slippery' communal stairs in his block of flats in Cambridge.
Tom Catcheside, 67, who was arrested in a dawn raid for using a single swear word in front of a council official, with his wife, Deb
Angry: Tom Catcheside, 67, who was arrested in a dawn raid for using a single swear word in front of a council official, with his wife, Deb
Mr Catcheside, who is chairman of his residents' group, has been campaigning for three years for safety improvements.
But when an official visiting the site prevented him from listening to a phone call to his supervisor on October 30, he finally lost his temper and said: 'Don't you tell me what I can and can't do in my own ****ing place.'
The official complained of feeling 'threatened' and six days later Mr Catcheside was arrested at 5.35am on suspicion of 'causing harassment, alarm or distress in a public place'.
The former lorry driver, still in his dressing gown, was marched into his bedroom, where his wife Deborah, 62, was asleep, and ordered to get changed before being driven away in a police van.
He was then held in a windowless-cell for six hours before being given the fixed-penalty notice and released.
Mr Catcheside, who has asthma and high blood pressure, was so distressed that he suffered a panic attack and had to be seen by a police doctor.
He said: 'My wife and I were asleep when the police arrived. I opened the door and they just barged in.
'I told them to wait a minute but they followed me into my bedroom where my wife was in bed. She was so embarrassed she hid behind a cushion.
'I was frightened and angry as I felt like I was being criminalised. It was so heavy handed...'
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Do you think such behavior is not coming to this side of the pond?
Remember -- the Bad People have already made their assessment that Americans, just like their English cousins, will not raise a finger in their own defense.
This sort of heavy-handed nonsense over trivia is a logical consequence of that judgment call.
Weakness begets further predation.
Bet on it -- every time.