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Revolving Door Theory

Police in Windham and Salem, N.H., received complaints about a man jogging down the middle of the road. Eventually, an officer tracked down Amaysa Selcuk, 45, and issued him a warning. But police received another complaint and the same officer responded, arresting Selcuk this time on disorderly conduct charges, and released him on a “must-appear” summons. An hour later, calls came in about a man jogging down the yellow line. The same officer arrested Selcuk again, and he was released on his own recognizance, this time with bail conditions. “Basically, you’re told to be on good behavior, not get arrested again,” explained police Captain Mike Caron. When asked for his reasons for walking in the middle of the street, “He said he’s a member of DADD — Dudes Against Distracted Drivers,” Caron said. Ten hours later, police encountered Selcuk yet again, this time behind the wheel. Witnesses told police Selcuk had run a stop sign and was passing cars on double yellow lines. He was allegedly aggressive toward officers, and had to be Tasered before he could be again arrested. He was taken to the county jail and charged with reckless vehicle operation, assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, and breach of bail conditions. (MS/Eagle Tribune) ...Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me; fool me three times....
Original Publication Date: 29 July 2012
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 19.

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