Have you ever been unjustly detained or arrested? If so, what did you do about it?
Once I was in a department store shopping for my daughter, having her try on clothing. I was very careful to show the cashier everything I took in and brought out of the dressing room.
After we left the store and were some distance from the mall, we were pulled over by a police car, and I could see someone with him who had been “shopping” in the same department. Our car and baggage were all searched, with my permission, and they found nothing. This was a great embarrassment, to myself as well as my daughter. Of course, there were no apologies, by either the officers or the representative of the business. After this incident, I read in the newspaper of several similar cases, also involving innocent people, committed by the same department store.
Later I wished that I had done something about this, but I was so shocked and upset that I just wanted to put it behind me and not think about it.
Have you ever had the experience of being dealt with unjustly by a business or by the legal establishment? If so, how did you handle it?