(I have redacted the woman’s name out of the headline.)
From the article:
Video from Austin, Texas appears to show police officers forcibly holding a 24-year-old woman on the ground while arresting her for jaywalking.
Amanda Jo Stephen was jogging Thursday when police say she ignored stop signals and crossed the street, KVUE reports. Eyewitness Christopher Quintero, a student at the University of Texas, wrote on his blog that he saw an officer shout at the woman, and when she kept jogging, the cop grabbed her arm.
“Startled, and not knowing it was a cop, she jerked her arm away. The cop viewed this as resisting arrest and proceeded to grab both arms tightly, placing her in handcuffs,” Quintero wrote.
Sorry, but she gets no sympathy from me. In our town we have runners who run lightless in the dark, down the middle of the street, with total disregard to traffic signals. At least one of them almost became an unwanted hood ornament on my pickup once.
If you’re gonna jog in the city, stick to the sidewalks, cross at the crosswalks, mind the signals, be aware of your surroundings, and when a cop tells you to stop, you’d better by George stop.