Man Acquitted Of Resisting Arrest In Parking Ticket Spat

NEW YORK (AP) — A man has been acquitted of resisting arrest in an encounter with police five days after he spoke out about seeing a black doll’s head propped on a New York City squad car’s antenna.

Clarence Jones said he had no hard feelings after a jury cleared him Friday in the July 2008 case. Prosecutors declined to comment.

Authorities had said Jones drove away as police wrote him a parking ticket and then flailed his arms as officers tried to arrest him. Jones denied the charges and said officers chipped one of his teeth.

He was arrested amid tension over the doll head sighting on two white officers’ car in historically black Harlem. A state senator has called Jones’ arrest retaliation.

Police said the officers hadn’t known the doll head was there.

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  • Captain Obvious

    Now that Jones was acquitted, they will really be looking to nail him. No one believes in vengeance more than the NYPD.

  • The Truth

    More like Gestopo! Thats why every car should have GPS and cameras. Of course they dont want them because they are the biggest and worst lawbreakers. Looking for free food and talking on their cell phones. Narcotics still stealing or paid off. When they get popped I don’t have no sympathy for them unless I feel they were really a good P.O. More than likely not!

  • Nick

    How could the SS not know that the doll head was on their antenna? This is why the SS doesn’t like civilians to own firearms to defend themselves. They get to do anything they like.

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