Bottled-water purchase leads to night in jail for U.Va. studentSubmitted by Steeeeve on Fri, 06/28/2013 - 17:07
When a half-dozen men and a woman in street clothes closed in on University of Virginia student Elizabeth Daly, 20, she and two roommates panicked. That led to Daly spending a night and an afternoon in the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail. Her initial offense? Walking to her car with bottled water, cookie dough and ice cream just purchased from the Harris Teeter in the Barracks Road Shopping Center for a sorority benefit fundraiser.
Wow, unbelievable and in my home state! This lady ran for her life and they still put her in jail. How are you supposed to know a dozen plain clothed people aren't trying to rape you?
Yet another example of over-the-top police work that hurts try police work and demotes liberty. The apology due will never happen.