Article by Mike Adams, Merry Jane
A Texas cop is being commended on social media networks for giving a teenage boy the opportunity to do 200 push-ups for smoking marijuana in public instead of putting him in jail.
However, while some may consider this punishment “better” than having the boy tossed to the wolves of the criminal justice system, it seems that most have forgotten that our police are paid to enforce the law –not to make up the rules as they go along.
Earlier last week, officer Eric Ball of the Arlington Police Department was called in to investigate a report of marijuana being smoked by a youngster in the parking lot of a local movie theater.
When he arrived on the scene, the cop (who was off-duty at the time) said he could smell the teen was up to no good because there was a distinct odor of weed wafting through the air.
Upon further inspection, Ball said the young man respectfully admitted that he was the one getting stoned and apologized for his actions.
A search uncovered only a “small amount” of marijuana, according to reports, which, by all accounts, is still enough in Texas to earn a person 180 days in jail and fines reaching $2,000.
But instead of taking the kid into custody, the officer decided to get creative by offering the teen an alternative to jail.
“You give me 200 push-ups, I won’t put you in jail,” the officer said.