He was minding his own business and crossing the street and police asked him for ID. It had been very hot that day and he had been working (landscaping). He was covered in dirt and the police in our town have nothing better to do than harass young adults and teens in our area. J had a warrant out and of course he was arrested. No additional charges have been filed and he was clean. In fact, he has been clean since before he went to visit his grandfather in Florida.
My husband and I were really upset. He wasn’t doing anything wrong. He just looked like a low-life covered in dirt. J is far from perfect and has a past to prove it but I don’t feel the same about the police. There have been several instances that the police have altered and down right lied about events. J knew he had a violation and chose not to take care of it so he is paying the consequences for that. I am still pissed that they stopped my son when he crossed the street to get a drink at a store.
Some interesting things about his arrest and confinement:
- He called his girl friend and told her to tell us what happened.
- His Landscaper/Friend confirmed
- He has not asked for money
- He has not begged us to get him out
- He is taking care of it all himself.
- No additional charges were filed
- His probation officer is going to recommend that probation continue as scheduled
He may not even have any time added on to his probation. His PO is going to go to bat for him. He is scheduled to go before the judge this Friday. I am hopeful that he can just get back on track. In a way this was good it forced him to face his violation and took him out of limbo.