I'm Simply Heartsick

Discussion in 'What's On Your Mind?' started by Elizabeth Conley, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    Stories from all over the nation every day feature DHS/TSA/VIPR incursions against citizens rights. Gangs of police-thugs run wild, abusing citizens with impunity directly in the public eye. It requires costly litigation and nerves of steel to even start to defend the victim of these assaults from the pile of obviously manufactured "charges" that serve to further devastate the victim.

    Kids used to want to grow up and be a policeman. To be a LEO used to be an honorable profession. The growing trend of thuggery in Police departments is unacceptable. We cannot tolerate this.

    http://www.courthousenews.com/2011/06/29/37770.htm

    A shocking pursuit, violent home invasion, prolonged assault, false arrest, false charges, conspiracy and other insane acts of malfeasance and committed by over 20 police officers offenders ensued. It really looks like the bored officer selected this child as an acceptable target for bullying, and the more civilians tried to intervene the more the offender escaleted the abuse.

    I think police offenders like Hooper feel entitled to abuse citizens with impunity. When a civilian tries to document their crimes or even take notice of the crime in progress, the victim is abused even worse and all civilian witnesses are at risk of being abused as well.

    Look how hard it is to get a Police department to discipline these offenders. I don't think we'd have a problem if the police would only police there own.
     
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  2. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Horrifying. And multiply it hundreds, if not thousands, of times to get a picture of what's going on in poor neighborhoods across America.
     
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  3. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    The entire story is sickening. It's sick. Hooper is sick. His entire cadre of colleagues is sick.

    Just want to zero in on this sentence. I was assaulted at a TSA checkpoint. When I acted to defend myself, I was accused of "assaulting a federal officer". :rolleyes:

    The police were called. I was detained. I was denied access to my shoes, my belt, my belongings were removed from my sight. When I protested I was mocked, threatened with arrest, and told to "shut the (expletive deleted) up". These are not exaggerations. Now, I know that what happens to others is far, far worse, but this is the attitude these people in these positions have.

    When I later attempted to obtain the police report and surveillance video, the request was denied by the airport authority because I was not a citizen of the state in which it happened. The law that was cited referred to criminals who had been disenfranchised. I've had precisely 1 speeding ticket as my only interaction with The Law, and the government attempted to cover up its own malfeasance by likening me to a common criminal.

    I hired an attorney in that state who used his "citizenship", since mine is apparently no good, to obtain the police report and video surveillance. The police report is clear that my record is clean, I am no threat, and posed no immediate danger to flight security or TSA or law enforcement personnel. The video surveillance is also clear that high-ranking TSA officials provided false and misleading testimony to police on the scene. They lied, and the police and airport were complicit in attempting to cover it up.

    My point is, that from my own personal experience, these people in these positions of power are dangerous. They are evil. Trying to get these departments to discipline these offenders is a pipe dream. Not only are we denied evidence against our own alleged wrongdoing (secret lists, secret surveillance, NoFly lists, etc.), we are further denied access to documentation when we are the ones wronged by these criminals.

    That's all I'm going to say publicly about my current situation. I only offered it as supporting evidence that these people put in positions to "protect" us and "keep us safe" are doing nothing of the sort. They are becoming power hungry bullies who act with impunity and the full support of the power structure behind them.

    It's bull:poop:.
     
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  4. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    I hope your lawyer isn't stopping just with retrieving the tapes.... make it hurt.
     
  5. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    The family's lawyer is suing these clods for the works. Let's hope he's a good one.

    When the po lice do stuff like this, they are putting themselves dead-set against the people they are supposed to serve. This is really not smart. They are turning even law and order types into enemies.
     
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  6. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    Unfortunately the attorney who obtained the tapes doesn't prosecute - only provides criminal defense. Need I point out the irony that I need a criminal defense attorney for attempting to board on aircraft? He also doesn't think we'd get much traction out of a suit.

    Meanwhile, I have 2 more attorneys who represent my business. They work for 2 different very large, very aggressive firms. We'll see what they have to say about the matter.

    Need I point out the irony that I must engage and keep on retainer 3 separate attorneys just to go about my day as a law-abiding citizen? Well, you know what they say, "If you have nothing to hide...". *sigh* :td:
     
  7. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    barbell,

    Exactly. Here you have to spend money defending yourself against, let's face it, criminals. You are presumed guilty -- we all are -- by virtue of setting foot in an airport. Then you have to put up with being abused in that airport. It's insane. And lots of people who are thus abused can't afford to hire and retain a lawyer.
     
  8. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    Let's be clear, I can barely afford it. But I am fortunate that I am in a position I can sorta eek it out.

    Back to the topic at hand, it's pathetic that these bullies can do these things to people who don't even begin to have access to the capital necessary to hire these attorneys. I hope the Kersey family can make a nice living off of what they can get out of these pigs.

    It's disgusting.
     
  9. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    barbell,

    This is terrible.

    It sucks that we now live in a country where we essentially have to wear a recording device at all times just in case someone in a position of authority decides to abuse us.
     
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  10. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    They're like gangs. :(
     
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  11. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    They are gangs. Legalized gangs.

    (Just like our prisons are legalized slavery.)
     
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