posted on Mar, 27 2008 @ 11:59 AM
I suppose I should start a dedicated threat to my most recent experience with police brutality/excessive force. I have talked about this incident in
other threads before, and recently another member was asking me about it. So instead of derailing that thread, I decided to finally start this one. I
really shouldn’t be talking about this in a public forum since the case is still pending, but I think the level of anonymity is suffice to protect
me from the damages that can be done by talking about an open case.
The police were in the neighborhood investigating a broken window at my neighbors’ apartment at about two in the morning. I came out and stood on my
front porch to speak with two officers from the local department. Having worn a shield for several years, I asked to be allowed to empty my pockets
before we engaged in conversation, as I had been drinking a bit and was armed.
The conversation was amicable for a few moments, and I was granted permission to smoke a cigarette while we spoke. Quickly though, their attitude
shifted toward threats and intimidation. I responded by making a wise-crack along the lines of not really being afraid of a few local cops from their
In an instant, I was face-down on my front porch. I was kicked about my torso and in the head repeatedly. A hand-held stun gun was applied to my back
and legs ten times. They made no attempt to put the cuffs on my, until they noticed that the neighbors across the street were all watching. Throughout
the beating, I did my best to simply lay there like a dead fish, knowing full well that any motion would only intensify the force applied by the
I was charged for supposedly fighting with the officers, though anyone who knows me, or even had an idea about my size, would know that these two
officers certainly would not have come away unscathed had I decided to engage them. Almost a year later, the charges are still pending.
Here are a few pics. One of a bruise, the other of a few marks left by the stun-gun.
[edit on 3/27/0808 by jackinthebox]