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More info on the Raheem Brock arrest

Posted on: June 18, 2011 1:31 pm
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

As we told you Friday, Seahawks DE Raheem Brock – who likes to make prank calls to commissioner Roger Goodell and who was cuffed last November on a DUI charge – was arrested Thursday for allegedly walking out on a $27 restaurant bill and resisting arrest.

The next day, Brock participated in a football clinic in the Philadelphia area, where he spoke to about 300 high school juniors and seniors.

BrockThe camp organizers told reporters that Brock was not there to talk about his personal business, but the Philadelphia Daily News has the story of Thursday’s arrest as recounted in the police report.

Apparently, Brock’s party was asked to leave the Copacabana because a woman who was with Brock had brought in food from another restaurant. So, the party left without paying its bar tab. The restaurant called the police, and officers found Brock at a restaurant across the street.

"He wouldn't come outside and wouldn't comply with the officers," police spokesman Tanya Little told the paper. "They tried to put the handcuffs on him and he resisted." 

Little said Brock wasn’t violent with the officers, but the original responders called for backup to help subdue him. Brock was released without bail, and he has a court hearing scheduled for Tuesday.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 9:28 am

More info on the Raheem Brock arrest

A considerable amount of thank you for this key fact effective keep track of. Obviously unquestionably items through in this case which in turn I'm going to choose.

Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Nov 28, 2011
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Since: Jul 3, 2007
Posted on: June 21, 2011 12:57 am

More info on the Raheem Brock arrest

Because he didn't walk out on a tab, he was kicked out of the restaurant. What onus is there then upon him to pay for service not rendered?

Since: Jun 5, 2008
Posted on: June 20, 2011 11:25 am

More info on the Raheem Brock arrest

Sphernx...Brock was arrested because "He wouldn't come outside and wouldn't comply with the officers,"  It doesn't matter if its a misdemeanor offense or not.  He was a suspect in a theft case and he refused to cooperate.  It is no different if he was accused of shoplifiting and he refused to provide any of his information to officers.  He&nbs
p;wouldn't even go outside to talk to them.  If the waitress identified him as being the person responsible for walking out on the tab and then he refused to cooperate he can be arrested.  How is walking out on a tab not a crime?  Whether or not he used force is ireelevant.  Take a look at this....  
18 Pa. Cons. Stat. § 3926.  Theft of services.  (4)  Where compensation for service is ordinarily paid immediately upon the rendering of such service, as in the case of hotels and restaurants, refusal to pay or absconding without payment or offer to pay gives rise to a presumption that the service was obtained by deception as to intention to pay.

I don't know where you got your information from, but your entire statement is wrong.  There is also a thing called a specified misdemeanor, in which a police officer can make a warrantless arrest for a misdemeanor that was not committed in their presence.  Were you at one time or are you currently a criminal justice major?   All theory and no practice I presume.  Let me ask you something else.  What could you possibly know about the hiring standards for police departments are?  If you are a police officer you should re-take the entrance exam or repeat the course that you retrived that garbage from.  if you honestly believe what you posted then you certainly have no knowledge of law, criminal law that is.     &n

Since: Apr 28, 2010
Posted on: June 20, 2011 11:19 am

More info on the Raheem Brock arrest

We are really starting to hurt for things to talk about. To much speculation here. Maybe he didn't even finish his drink. It all seems very trivial to get this worked up over. You'd think the police could've got the $27 from him, and sent it accoss the street. Game over. Maybe it was a matter of principle (doubt it). I personally would never bring food into another bar or restaurant. Actually, sounds pretty obnoxious. Minimal have the courtesy to ask management if it's ok.

Since: Mar 4, 2009
Posted on: June 20, 2011 11:13 am

More info on the Raheem Brock arrest

who made the situation - bad?  thats right.  pay the tab and get out.

Since: Jun 21, 2007
Posted on: June 20, 2011 11:12 am

More info on the Raheem Brock arrest

The thing that really gets me is: He was treated like anyone else would have been.  Anyone posting here, whether you agree with what happend or not would have been treated the same.  Lets not make it an issue of scared police (we have no evidence that they were the least bit concerned about size or ethnicity of Brock), or a racial issue (it is a moot point as we don't even know if the officers were white). 

Like anyone else, there was a tab to be paid.  Now, $27 doesn't seem like the kind of money that gets you thrown in jail (as many people have pointed out) but thousands of shop lifters have spent time in jail for less.  Theft is still Theft.  Now, do I believe that this is theft? Not really, unless he was already served his drink (once its poured, its yours).  When asked to leave, he could have downed it, paid the tab and left.  If you are asked to leave, there should be responsible for what you have consumed,  and you should be told immediately. Otherwise some Jackbutt would go have an entire meal and then get themselves kicked out and walk away without paying.  That is not right either.

I think the true problem here was the contempt for the police that he showed.  If he would have cooperated with the police he would have probably avoided everything.  Instead he chose to be a blockhead.  I believe what has to happen to these guys is simple.  This entitlement crap has to stop.  The "getting off with a slap on the wrist" has to stop.  They need to start realizing that they are ordinary people that just make a lot more than "ordinary people".  The laws need to truly be blind to money.

Since: Jun 15, 2008
Posted on: June 20, 2011 10:23 am

More info on the Raheem Brock arrest

absorb the loss?????? Toadspit apparently you don't know much about the an establishment that serves alcohol......These establishment mainly bars give out FREE drinks every night and i can guarantee you it's more then 27 dollars worth, So if they give out FREE drinks every night and it's not a loss, because if it where they wouldn't be doing it. Then this 27 dollars is not going to make them or break them. Again i'm not saying it was right for them to bring there own food into a restaurant, That was dumb, But we don't know the real truth on what happened that night, Only what the media reports....for all we know they where allowed to do it in the past in that establishment, or a manager or owner or employee gave them the consent that night. Again not saying they did but we don't really know what went on there that evening or in the past. And finaly as far as not paying the tab, I don't think there is one person here that if they got tossed out of an establishment would stop and say hey wait a minute i need to pay my tab.......

Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: June 20, 2011 9:07 am

More info on the Raheem Brock arrest

I understand collecting the tab, but then where is the arrest coming from?  How do you resist arrest when it's an unlawful arrest?  Cops can't just randomly choose to arrest people, they have to actually either witness a misdemeanor or have reason to believe a felony occurred.  Not paying a tab, and one at that amount, with no force involved at all, does not rise to the level of a crime.  Well maybe it does if this state is really whack, but not in most real states.  It'd just be a violation, write the damn citation and get it over with.

I think the police force needs to raise hiring standards.  We have an oversupply of lawyers, so just turn the lawyers into cops.  Turn the current crappy cops into...I dunno, I have no idea what the current majority incompetent ones are fit for.  They certainly have no knowledge of law.

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