posted on Sep, 3 2008 @ 05:29 AM
Disclaimer: This post is relevant because it is discussing the topic. I have purposefully left out anything that could be incriminating to me or
anyone else, such as names, locations, specific actions and items, etc.
I guess I can tell my story, considering court is a week away.
I'm not going into the criminality of the case, specifically the illegality of the things the police did to me.
One day I had finished dinner and went on my back porch to have a smoke. My 17yr old sister and a female friend were out there talking. The female
friend had some paraphenalia in her hand, and she asked me if i knew where to get the goods. I said no I didnt, and then the topic changed to her
having run away from the last 2 weeks of a court ordered drug rehab center, where you leave on weekends.
So as I am chastising this girl on her stupidity, an undercover cop walks alongside my wooden fence, on the neighbor's side, and she immediately
stands up, drops her paraphenalia onto my thigh, and runs into the back sliding door, which was open. By the way, we were on a roofed-in, screened-in
dwelling of a porch with a screen door and lock. So I thought it was my neighbor at first, and put the thing she dropped on me in my pocket so he
wouldnt see anything illegal right? dumb move.
The plain clothes cop asks to speak with me and my sister, then shows his badge over the fence to us. So then we walk over. We have a lovely
conversation, hes on one side of the fence, itching to get to us, and were on the other side of the fence, answering questions. I let him know i didnt
know the girl, my sister admitted she did, and the cop said she had some detention order out for her .. the girl that is. A couple minutes into our
convo I ask, "Can I go inside and get my mother?" because her husband was out of town, I'm 25, but my mother had no idea anything was even
happening. Truth be told, i was going to trash the item she dropped on me too. But the officer denied me entry into my own home before any reasonable
cause for criminality on my part, heck he wasnt even there for me, and I had no priors. The lawyer told me indeed I couldve disobeyed, turned and
walked inside anyway, but since he had a gun and was a cop, I did the prudent thing.
So then the other cops starts to show up. The 1st cop has us walk up to the fence gate, the cops opened it, and instead of saying "im gonna pat you
down for weapons now", he simply says, "turn and face the house and put your hands behind you head" and began frisking me without warning. He stops
halfway, asks if i have any DRUGS, I said no! he said "If youre lying im going to be really angry" aka, youre gonna goto jail if i catch youl lying.
So I pause, then say, "there a .. *smoking utensil* in my pocket, but its empty". He pulls it out and then cuffs me and tells me im arrested for
He puts me on my driveway, by now the rest of the cops are showing up. Theres about 8 or 9 of them. 4 to 6 surround me at all times. They kept
insulting me because I happened to be looking VERY bummy that day. The first insult was, "hey, you look like freddy kreuger!" because of my sweater.
The second insult was, "hey, we'd better check the freezer for body parts, this kid might be on some Jeffrey Dahmer ^%*$". The next was a threat,
which was "I'm not taking im in my car, I dont want fleas, if I have to take him im putting him in the trunk", you know, so the cop wouldnt get
fleas from me while taking me to the station.
So they sit there and talk smack, most never even entered my home to find the girl, they literally showed up, insulted me, then left? It was clear
they wanted me to talk back. By now, most of the neighborhood is outside, families are watching from their doorsteps with binoclaurs, quite
embarassing. Neighbors are watching, ones I talk to on a regular basis and am friendly with.
2 hours after the cop first walked by my backyard, they finally find the girl after bringing a motion K-9 into the house. The cops who were
surrounding me and making fun of me also at this point said, "how much you wanna bet the dog is going to kill smokey when he finds him?"(my cat who
got loose in the house in the midst of this mayhem). they were talking about killing my cat. So finally they rush the girl out my front door and into
a cop car. She was hiding under a bed in my neice's bedroom. Then they write me a summons and let me go, as if i was a hostage, as if they couldnt
find the girl they were gonna take ME away instead.
This was in May, and my court is in a week .. i talked to the lawyer, he said i should go non-guilty plea.. which I am .. and I'm bringing my sister
who saw all of it as a witness, as well as my mother. I am going to have that detective's arse.. or at the least, I'm going to walk out there
without any charges (dismssed/not guilty).
So YES, it can happen to ANYONE at ANYTIME for seemingly ANY reason. One minute I am eating some breadsticks and then enjoying a cigarette, the next
im in handcuffs with a charge. I've remained positive though, and I've been thinking positive outcomes.. I really want justice.
For an entire week after the incident i couldnt eat or sleep at all, and felt all weird .. like panic attacks would just come on and off throughout
the day. PTSD symptoms? id think so ..
Wish me luck in my fight against these agents of evil..
[edit on 9/3/2008 by runetang]