Why It’s a Big Deal to be ArrestedPosted by on Thursday, December 20th, 2012
So often on this blog, I cite stories of people who were arrested for normal behavior or things that we all do every day. Just stick around and do some surfing and you’re sure to find something outrageous.
The response of the public in situations like these is to ignore it and move on because often the charges were dropped or the person wasn’t convicted. But, I maintain that simply being arrested for something is a big deal and shouldn’t be taken lightly.
There are a number of reasons why being arrested can impact your life forever — societal stigma, court fees, job loss, or other things. And sometimes people are even convicted of things they didn’t do, which is the main thing our criminal justice system is supposed to avoid. Will Grigg also reminds us of a way that getting arrested can ruin your life.
So, this is just a friendly reminder to do your best to not judge people who have been arrested…and do your best not to call the police if there is any other solution you can think of.
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