Monday, October 13, 2008

Women's Right

I did not know about this and am sure lots of us will not know this and please pass on this info to whom you know ....

Just thought I'd share this with you.

There was this incident - a young girl was raped by a man posing as a plain clothes officer; he asked her to come to the police station when she and her male friend didn't have a driving license to show. He sent the boy off to get his license and asked the girl to accompany him to the police station. Took her instead to an isolated area where the horrendous crime was committed.

In fact, the law clearly states that between 6 pm and 6am , a woman has the right to REFUSE to go to the Police Station, even if an arrest warrant has been issued against her. It is a procedural issue that a woman can be arrested between 6pm and 6 am , ONLY if she is arrested by a woman officer and taken to an ALL WOMEN police station. And if she is arrested by a male officer, it has to be proven that a woman officer was on duty at the time of arrest.

It is good for us to know our rights. To what extent it comes of use remains to be seen in any situation. But as they say, knowledge is power.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If you are stopped by a plain clothes police officer, do not get out of the car.You do not know if they are bad guys masquerading as policeman.

Even if he is in uniform, demand to see his police ID card and do not get out of the car. If you sense something is wrong , get out of there fast.

Those policemen could be impostors or dirty cops.

You have a right not to stop for any uniform policeman along the road unless it is a police road block or you are stopped by a police cruiser .

They will not shoot you or charge you for not stopping .