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Black Maria

a police van for transporting prisoners
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Now, though, Paddy Wagon is broken down (maybe for good), their dad has moved on without them, they're stranded in Oregon, and Mom wants to live in a rented house, at least for a while, to care for her sister Amy's adopted seven-year-old Ethiopian daughter while Amy undergoes chemo treatment.
A short distance away, fully armed National Guard soldiers stood sentinel outside the city's Western District Police Station, where Gray--who police say was arrested for possession of a switchblade--was transported by paddy wagon and found unconscious.
The cover illustration of a longhaired protester forcibly thrown into a paddy wagon by police officers has two children relaxing on the street curb less than five feet away, their attention directed elsewhere.
"My son was taken out of community care by two policemen in a paddy wagon 22 years ago because they couldn't handle him and the only place he could go was Stockton," she said.
It starts with Bea Smith - a thinner, more vulnerable prisoner than her flame-haired, formidable namesake in the original show - handcuffed in the paddy wagon en route to Wentworth.
ORCHESTRA CONDUCTOR (O), SEEING "HATS OFF", TAKES A BOW, LOWERING BATON (P), RELEASING CATH TO SLINGSHOT (Q), LAUNCHING SECOND BRICK (R) INTO BEAN OF MOUSE (A), DEPOSITING HIM IN PADDY WAGON (S).
But on the public official side, that creates a loophole big enough for a paddy wagon; a legislator-lawyer doesn't have to tell the rest of us when a bit of official business might benefit one of his or her unnamed clients.
As we approached the bar another police van pulled up and a policeman sprang out of the paddy wagon and you could see his intention was to sort it all out.
I was on the subway one Saturday morning in March when, looking over another rider's shoulder, I saw a photograph in either the Daily Mirror or the Daily News of Allen, Herbert, Vicki, and a new friend of theirs, "Little Jack" Melody, peering out of a paddy wagon. Little Jack, it turned out, was in the same line of work as Herbert, namely larceny, and was understandably apprehensive about contact with officers of the law.
Can we save money on cars, without harming services, by deploying two-officer cars and a paddy wagon per shift, instead of the one-officer cars and no paddy wagon model now in use?
"We were arrested by the secret service because we were on embassy grounds and they walked us over to the paddy wagon. I was in the paddy wagon (police van) with George and with, I think, three Congressmen (and) Martin Luther King III...
Olivia just giggles as they're both hauled off in a Paddy wagon.