Wednesday, January 19, 2005 Posted: 2:25 PM EST (1925 GMT) MIAMI, Florida (AP)Yale Galanter, a Simpson family attorney, said the dispute outside the game was a "cat fight" that Sydney Simpson had resolved by the time police arrived, but officers escalated the situation. He did not say what instigated the conflict, but said he believed Simpson acted appropriately.And of course, it's the police's fault.
"After the police were told that nobody wants to press charges ... Sydney is arrested for disorderly conduct?" Galanter said. "It doesn't take a legal genius or a great legal mind to figure out that the event was over and that it was the police who caused the charge to be had."
It does not matter whether anyone spouted off "we don't want to press charges". The fact is, the police were called to the area for a reason. They are going to investigate that reason and determine for themselves if anything further needs to be done or said.
So when you have a loud-mouthed, brat of a kid -- who has learned to resist the arrest of police officers from none other than her very-highly-suspect and now damaged-goods father figure, O.J. Simpson -- yelling profanities while they are trying to find out whether they need to continue to be there or if they can leave because THINGS ARE CALM...
Then they are going to determine that they need to wait until THINGS ARE CALM. That means when they say THREE TIMES to shut your pie-hole...it means simply that, "Shut your pie-hole." Otherwise, they will remove you from the situation.
And they did.
Then to slap a police officer in any way, shape or form is nothing less than resisting arrest if not assault.
You don't...let me stress this clearly...YOU DON'T EVER EVER LAY YOUR HANDS ON A POLICE OFFICER EVEN IF YOU THINK YOU ARE JOKING.
(Was that loud and clear enough? How about you in the back?)
Even if you think they are the ones who are wrong. Be smart: Be very compliant and cooperative. Treat them with respect and show them you have a sensible, level-head on your shoulders, and they won't treat you like the piece of trash you would rather display to them. If they do something stupid, then you have witnesses and you can let their justice superiors take care of that. Especially, when you're the offspring of an acquitted murderer. Gotta bring some kind of good to the family name, eh? Not bring it down more.
Ok. *shakes head* Stupid mistakes get stupid people put into the stupid tank. In her case, possibly for 60 days.