posted on Jul, 31 2007 @ 12:11 PM
I just called the Sheriff and spoke to his secretary. I gave her a polite hell raising over this: The cop was urged by some military pals to go to the
people's house and confront them over the fact that they were flyinga flag upside down as a form of political protest over the state of our nation,
which they feel is in jeopardy.
It is FULLY protected free speech, and to trot out a law that is clearly Un Constitutional ( and used only three times in all of state history ) is
illegal use of the law to deny rights. The notes that were attched to the flag were explaining why it was upside down, so anyone seeing the flag would
understand their point. The cop took this fact and twisted it to mean that pinning an explanatory note to the flag was ' desecration' !!
The ' desecration ' law was found UNCONSTITUTIONAL long ago. The cop knew this, or should have. The cop admitted that he went there after his
military pals egged him on to use his police powers to " confront them " about their beliefs. When the cop went nuts at the peopls house, they tried
to go inside and shut the door; they were afrid of him and demanded a warrant before they would let him in.
That is when the cop smashed the glass door with his fist and chased the man down in his home and choked him and arrested him. the wife frantically
called 9-11 to report a cop gone mad and the cop's pals arrived and GUESS WHAT? THE COP'S , AS THEY ALWAYS DO, SIMPLY TOOK THE CRAZED COPS WORD and
hauled off the couple to jail for, get this " assaulting the cop " and " flag desecration ". un freaking real.
Words fail the mind when hearing about horrid abuses of police power like thgis; thwe people aree going to sue, of course, and hopefully the pig
will be fired and charged criminally as well. this is not a cop, this is a deranged and vicious right wing pig that set out to tear that flag down and
arrest the owners, simply because he disagrees with them politically!!
It is an outrage and an offense against the law and Constitution. I pray that the County gets to pay a few million dollars in compensatory and
punitive damges, as well as the cop, who should be fired, arrested and charged with the many crimes he committed that day, sued for all his saving and
home, cars and property, all he wons. If that monster were flipping burgers for the rest of his life, he might just have time enough to reflect on the
actions of his that spat on our system and due process and the sickening effects of his brutal and illegal crimes against Americans FULLY within their
If that filthy pig did not like the flag being flown upside down, or with a few small notes pinned to it, then he should have written a few letters
to the editor and griped; but instead, he went armed to the terror of the people and violated the rights of people over and over.
He lied as well: he claimed that when the poor man ran inside to call the cops for help from this madman, had closed the door on the cop's hand
and broken the glass. But, 6 (six ) independent witnesses told the police and the TV news that the COP smashed the glass with his fist, intentionally,
to get in. Here is why: even the mad dog pig knew that he had NO right to enter the home or pursue the man over a flag violation; he should have
gotten a warrant from a judge if he felt he had probable cause..he KNEW he had no legal cause so he had to get his hand cyt to be able to say that HE
was the injured one..otherwise he would have to explain WHY he was attempting to enter the home at all.
The cops are NOT supposed to enter a home except under very few limited circumstances: a real emergency, such as life at stake; or in pursuit of a
fleeing felon; or with a warrant. NONE os these fit the case so he, in a rash moment of rage, decided to smash the glass, cut his hand, and later
claim that the homeowner had slammed the door into his hand!! THAT is what he is claiming, and what he uses to justify the intrusion and arrest of
This a no brainer, an OBVIOUS case of blatant police misconduct and illegal and lawbreaking actions by the cop. He went there looking for trouble,
got it, and now must face the price for his mad dog actions. thats all we need, crazed Iraq veterans coming home and becoming cops so they can act
like WE are all Iraqu's as well. THAT is what is so scary about this: How many OTHER cops are just home from being paid killers and used to seeing
torture and denying rights
if the Sheriff does not fire this man. I plan to launch a protest march in downtown Asheville, whic is only an hours drive from me, to show the
powers that be that such crimes against the people will NOT be tolerated or excused or covered up. How DARE some crackpot cop assume that HE is to set
policy in the homes and yards of the people? He needs to be very very severely punished:
I say 5 years in federal prison for the cop for violating the rights of the people, each. 2 5 = 10 years hard time.
then, attach ALL of the cop's belongings and properties for the civil rights federal lawsuit for damages. Take his car and home and savings and
leave himn penniless when he gets out of jail.
By them the war in Iraq will be 20 years old and maybe the military will be se desperate for warm cannon fodder bodies that he might get a waiver
and rejoin the Army..surely they can use a monster like him far better than we can here in a supposedly free nation that respects the rights of the
people. For sure he does not be;long in our society; mad dogs must either be isolated from us decent folks, or be put down.
I am nice enough to spare him his life, but to remove him from siciety for a long time and let him reflect on the Constituioon and his crimes and
how horrible they were. Obvioulsy he has no respect for the rule of law now, but maybe after a decade behind bars, his twisted mind could grasp a few
fundamental realities, and with training, he might be allowed back into society again, someday.
Damn him and every other swaggering, obnoxious, Rights violating . disgusting PIG who dares to defecate on our precious Constitutional Rights any
time they feel offended by diverse thoughts or actions. I will hound that Sheriff until that cop is fired or the Sheriff looks like a complete Nazi
to the People. To do any less is to acceept this outrage, and that I will never do.