Black Maria

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Black Maria

a police van for transporting prisoners. The origins of the term remain uncertain. Most favoured is that it is named after a tough coloured boarding-house proprietrix, another after a racehorse of the time.
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Benjamin Guttery, a 24-year-old Army vet, says an officer told him to put down his drink, then "bulldozed" him through the crowd to the paddy wagon but then let him go.
The teen had earlier poked his head in the windows of restored 1957 Chevys, tricked out Scions and an old-fashioned LAPD paddy wagon.
Archival color footage shows her marching with migrant workers in California; photographs show her getting hauled away in a paddy wagon in Washington, D.
Americans should hope the Justice Department, using information provided by Abramoff, nets a paddy wagon full of crooked pols.
THE NEXT DAY street skating the rotary monument, myself, Emeric, Roberto and Leticia as translators, go for a paddy wagon ride downtown.
When he said that there was no one to watch the two little ones, they ignored him, and actually piled up all three of them into the paddy wagon and took them to the police station in Ariel.
The paddy wagon was backed onto the beach and the riot police started a different game, called "arrest the lifeguards.
A man being thrust handcuffed into a paddy wagon turns and flashes them the Bright Power hand signal, a variation on Mr.
I can only hope that my book will make a small contribution toward that day when we'll see one long prep walk of administration officials in handcuffs being led out of the White House and into a waiting paddy wagon.
When the police suddenly show up one night and roust the three out of their room and into a paddy wagon parked outside, Albert realizes that they may have made a bad decision with their new guest.
Nothing seemed sadder than to see poor aging Pete Townshend peering forlornly from the windows of a paddy wagon as he was hauled off to the cop shop.
Rather than hiding her face in shame, as did most of the other people Weegee photographed in the midst of being arrested, The Gay Deceiver makes the most of her appearance before the camera--she lifts her skirt and smiles while stepping daintily out of the paddy wagon.