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Her boyfriend beat her up, but she went to jail. Despite his abuse, Shawnda Chapman Brown didn’t want to press charges against him, an undocumented immigrant. The system must be broken if the only other option was sending her to jail.
When comedian and carpenter Jordan Jensen was pulled over, the officer found a mighty suspicious combo of items in her car: an axe, wigs, red paint, and syringes. So how did she get off so easy? She made him laugh.
Graffiti artist Lee Trice was arrested when cops mistook him for his friend, notorious NYC tagger Dick Chicken. After Lee refused to snitch, officers offered him a Big Mac and told him, “You’re about to go to hell,” aka central booking.
Kevin Richards met his crush at a party, but not in the way he wanted. When she arrived, he was already in cuffs—and in tears—for trying to save the party from aggressive cops. Being the party hero didn’t exactly make him look like Prince Charming.