Friday, February 22, 2008

Parents prevent fight, are arrested.

Here's another bit for those who think thw US should be more like the UK:

  • Two fathers have condemned the criminal justice system after they were arrested and thrown into a police cell for trying to prevent a fight involving a gang of youths.
(full story)

They didn't peruse the best course of action by placing the two under "citizens arrest", and I can see why they could be charged with assault. It would have been better if they would have informed the police, ideally they would have gotten there in time. Less ideally, a juvinile gang could have been arrested.

On another note: nine months seems an awefully long time to figure out that pressing charges was not in the publics best interest.

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