a reply to: Spider879
Unfortunately, the over all police policy for dealing with situations makes non violent resistance nearly impossible... as their escalation policies
go... inform then restrain any resistance to restraint... such as an officer grabbing your arm and the instinct of self preservation says pull away
not to mention if you feel you havent broken any law it enforces that instinct which then evolves into fight or flight. This simple resistance is then
escalated to allow use of force... labeled as resisting arrest and if the suspect continues to resist then deadly force often comes into play... so a
very grey area left to officer judgement that sometimes requires immediate action.
I was in a vehicle with a driver that had no drivers license in my early 20's; I did not know this fact, myself and two other passengers were drunk at
the time, and this fellow came to the "rescue" as designated. So, the police 4 squad cars for some reason... decided we all needed searching and
sobriety tests even though we said we'd call a cab after the drivers arrest.
Well, I wasnt asked to step out I was grabbed then told step out even though everyone was completely compliant at the time. So I get out flashlight
always right in my face disorienting me further than the alcohol which will naturally cause you to do what in response? Sheild your eyes... I didnt
but that movement can be seen as a reason to escalate to force. So after the literal 3rd degree to make sure my and the other passengers stories match
for some weird now its all an investigation instead of a routine traffic stop(no signal for lane change)
To make a long story short, when I was getting frisked hands in the air like Cornholio... the officer completely starts digging around on my man hood
from the back I pivot at the waist hands still up and say... Hey! Next thing I know Im on the ground with a knee in the back of my neck for around 10
minutes cuffed in those link-less hinge cuffs as the other officers are doing who knows what as my face is being ground into the pavement as officer
douche wiggles around like he has ADHD(my apologies to any affected member just the best description for his behavior).
The owner of the vehicle was arrested for DUI so two down and two to go?.. but since my and a females records were spotless or I was abused and
clearly did not resist if I was arrested they would have had to explain why and well law suit, the female said she was groped considerably by two
officers I suppose the first didnt check her beasts or up her dress well enough... she saw what happened to me a froze to not get the same fate.
So I had nice bloody wrists cause he seemed to like pulled up on the cuffs as he wiggled and of course lots of sand and grit embedded in my face and a
busted lip and bloody elbows/knuckles from the take down as I did not break the hands up posture... I knew how the cities police were and complied
100% aside from a a slight waist turn saying Hey! at the flagrant groping that came with no frisk warning starting there.
So yeah, I can understand the black lives matter issue beyond the race implications with experience for police abuse... but also since minority
individuals are often targeted due to drug war profiling? It's not a racially motivated movement, it is a protest by the population most targeted for
this kind of illegal quasi legal abuse that has avoided prosecution for decades. Theres even a federal law saying you can lie on the stand which
officers often employ... so why be sworn in at all?
So yeah broken stuff as we are all now aware in the main steam thanks to BLM... and thankfully some reform has been and is underway to stop this
atrocity of rampant abuse by those sworn to protect and serve... serve used to come first; meaning serve citizens first then protect interests 2nd,
now in most all places I know of; its protect interest first(whos is my question) then serve.
If anyone is wondering why I didnt take it to court?.. do you really think having an organized legal gang in your city as an enemy plus that wouldnt
do anything to penalize those involved; as any settlement would come out of my fellow citizens pockets and the offending officer wouldnt even pay
those as they are welcomed to other jurisdiction in other states and cities through the FOP to do the exact same thing so a free vacation and him
getting paid to move to a new place... yeah that wasnt going to happen... as it rewards the behavior.
edit on 11-2-2016 by BigBrotherDarkness because: (no reason given)