posted on Mar, 9 2009 @ 12:11 PM
Police states all around the globe are the result of fear and implied illegal action. The rights of people have long took a back seat to the
enforcement of the law and this is another example. We are giving our rights away as readily as they are being taken. The fact is you have no choice
but to comply with police information requests. Even though you had done nothing wrong, if your attidude had been (appropriatly) "piss-off and leave
me alone" you would have met with hand-cuffs and further opression. (Possibly worth it).
This is a very serious matter that requires global attention, or we will soon enough experience the book-burning police states that Orwell and
Bradbury wrote of.
A few months ago my girlfrinds and I were out on a weekday afternoon. (Well dressed 30 somethings shopping after brunch, yes I am serious.) A cop
car pulls up, (we are walking down a side street twards a little boutique), cop #1 rolls down the window and asks what we are doing...I say
"Practicing comsumerism like good Americans." (true) Cop: What? What are you doing out here?" Me: "Shopping, seriously, what of it?" Cop: Where
are you coming from? Me: "None of your business. Why are you stopping us walking down the street?" Cop: "Who drives the green car over there?"
Me: "I do. What of it?" Cop: "You are parked in a private parking lot." Me: "Yes, I know. It is a private parking lot, as in not public or
regulated by the public police." Cop: "Well, are you going to move your car?" Me: "What is your badge #?" Cop: "Have a good day mam." (I am
shaking at this point, and my friends fear that I will be arrested for my "attitude", which is NOT illegal. Cop drives off, and I move the car.
I have dealt with this type of interaction since the age of 17. My father was a "bad seed" and the cops equate that to mean I must be as well. It
has jaded me against the police, and the only relief from it I have experienced has been to move to a new town. I will add that I have no criminal
record what so ever, and have been falsly arrested & released once. (No charge). I sought to bring legal action against the local law enforcement,
and my lawyer advised me to install cameras in my vehicle to monitor the frequency of harrasment. At the time, I was just ready to move on, and
didn't want to sink $ into my own servalience systems. All this in a LOW CRIME area. I can't imagine what it must be like for you to live in a red
IF WE DON'T STAND UP AGAINST OPPRESSION, THEN WE ARE STANDING DOWN. It is difficult, but if that cop had brought me to jail that day when I was out
with the girls, I would have filed suit. I almost was asking him to continue in harassing me because I was so disgusted, and my behavier was less
than accomodating. I did call the police chief and complain about the treatment, told him the car # and the time of the event, and he said he would
"look into it". I never heard anything more about it. STAND UP...WE MUST STAND UP AND BE PREPARED TO FACE THE CONSEQUENCES OF CIVIL
Tell those cops to bugger off. Thats what you say in the UK, right?