Re: @ AC (was Expect nothing less (@ JeffyPooh))
> Sorry to disagree, but if there was an easy way of checking the facts -e.g. reading the tweet- before bothering an innocent citizen, they should have done that.
And since only confirmed followers can read the tweets how do you propose the police checked the facts?
> On top of that, why the heck did they have to 'interview' him for several hours?
The article describes him as a "prolific tweeter" so presumably there was a lot of tweets to put into context. The phrase "several hours" is also ambiguous and open to interpretation. It usually means more than 2 which mean 2 hours 1 minute would qualify but it is also possible that some artistic license has been taken in relaying the story.
> The cops who did this should be reprimanded, at the very least.
The cops who did this did their job.