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Has anyone ever been unfairly harassed by the police?

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posted on Apr, 5 2009 @ 07:04 AM
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First of all, apologies if I have put this in the wrong forum, I wasn't sure where to post this.

So anyway last night on my way back home I spotted a police officer in my rear view mirror flashing his lights. So I decided instead of doing something stupid like floor it, I would pull over.

Anyway he asked the normal dumb questions; "do you know what I am stopping you for?" etc and I made some smart ass remarks about it being because of the way I dressed, my race and my age. I then asked him to tell me what it was he was accusing me of unless he wanted to continue our guessing game. With a sneer on his face he told me I was doing 55 in a 54 and then asked to see my licence and details.

So this is where the harassment started. He asked me if I was carrying a weapon and would I step out of the car. I told him that I shall not be stepping out of this car and if he wanted to search it he would need a warrant as both the boot and the glove box were locked. He asked me if I was a lawyer and I responded that you did not need to have a law degree to know that he can't search my stuff for no reason. So then he called the drug squad and they even brought a dog with them. All of this for nothing as I had done nothing wrong.

The issue was resolved in the end but in my panic I forgot to get any of the police officer's details otherwise I would definitely report him for harassment and unprofessionalism.

Anybody else had any similair experiences? And do you think the actions of the police today form part of a conspiracy, if so what?




posted on Apr, 5 2009 @ 07:08 AM
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The police in england would not let me live my life, and yep my life has been utterly destroyed by them for no reason at all, other than they are murderers.

Be gang stalked and you see what levels of crimes the police resort too to destroy people.

If people never commited crimes, they would need no police would they. Just like at the g20 summit, peaceful protest, being destroyed by the police. Surely that is against the law, but the police do what they want.

I just want to know how they get away with what they did to me, and even though they could never get me to commit a crime, how come the crimes never stopped. Most if not all police, if they done the same things in ssociety, would be in jail for what they do, so it just shows they are given free rain.

Here is a tip for anyone that wants to destroy someones life, and what was done to me. Just goto the police and say the person you do not like has or will commit a serious crime. The police will hound that person till the day he dies, for no reason other than what was made up, and my life has shown it.

Just make it up, thats what those hotlines are for.


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posted on Apr, 5 2009 @ 07:41 AM
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The only bad experience I have had with the police was when I was back in highschool.

I was walking home from a basketball game on a friday night and when I crossed the street a man standing outside of his house walked up to me. He asked me what I was doing and I explained that I was coming home from the game. He then accused me of throwing fireworks into his garage and asked me where I lived.

Being young and stupid I pointed in the direction of my house and denied throwing the fireworks. The thing is my car was parked at my friends house that was a few blocks from the mans house but in the opposite direction of my house.

So I proceeded to my car and jumped in and started it up. As I pulled away I looked out my window to see the guy hiding behind a tree watching me. Thinking he was just a freak I made the 2 min drive home.

Needless to say the cops showed up a few minutes later after the guy took my plate # and called the cops.

I was shocked that the cops were at my door with no proof that I had done anything and they proceeded to grill me for 30 min telling me they did not believe a word I was saying. I told them that I was a senior in highschool and had better things to do than throw fireworks at some guys house.

They proceeded to grill me and tell me they did not believe me and that they were going to investigate the matter further because the man was white and had a Japanese wife and it could be a hate crime. Still in shock my parents stepped in and told them they needed to leave if they did not have proof that I was involved.

I never heard from them again but it was pretty scary at the time.



posted on Apr, 5 2009 @ 08:39 AM
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Had a local cop in Northern New Jersey insist that, since he pulled me over for speeding on a major highway while being in traffic, that he needed to search my car.

I don't have a problem with the speeding ticket; I was speeding. But to insist that he needs to search my car and that if I 'had nothing to hide' then I should have no reason to deny his search.

I asked for probable cause, had to, for some reason, explain that I knew he had no right to search my car and that I was more than willing to wait for that search warrant or for him to find some sort of probable cause.

The cop knew he was in the wrong and shut up/gave me my ticket and left when I started insisting on a warrant and more or less quoting my rights.

The worst part isn't that he insisted on searching the car...it's that he thought he could get away with it. And in most cases he probably does.

Is that harassment? I don't know. But it is another drop in the pond of cops trying to get around that pesky constitution and trying to lie to do it.



posted on Apr, 5 2009 @ 08:49 AM
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once i was walking home from the store with a friend and we got jumped, and punched and robbed by some losers near my street in Bloomington MN. Unfortunately, I find out later after we run dangerously across a busy street, there was a fatty donut eating loser in an unmarked squad just sitting there watching. Like he couldn't flash his lights and break up the fight? Which leads me to believe that all my life I was harrassed by a parent of a kid i went to school with who gave me a hard time for whatever reason. I was a small kid, and started getting beat up in grade school after brushing up against some loser, who i now get along with as an adult.

But i found it strange that the cop just sat there. I thought, to keep the peace my ass! So I think that the cops to pay young punk as rappers to cause trouble randomly, which we experienced.



posted on Apr, 5 2009 @ 09:25 AM
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Originally posted by Lurch
Anyway he asked the normal dumb questions; "do you know what I am stopping you for?" etc and I made some smart ass remarks about it being because of the way I dressed, my race and my age.

Probably a mistake. No matter how unjust the stop seemed, you're asking for trouble by being a smart-ass or making insinuations. Cops can basically do whatever they want, but they usually have better things to do than harass motorists, so remain courteous and professional even if they aren't.



posted on Apr, 5 2009 @ 09:34 AM
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About a year ago I was pulled over at around 2am and harassed for over 30mins. The cop insisted I was drunk when I was completely sober. I had one strawberry daquiri at about 5pm earlier that evening. I was coming home from work which is a bar and he automatically assumed I was drunk. He had followed me for two secs after a light and pulled me over right as the light turned green. He was behind me at a light and instantly turned his lights on as the light turned green. He said I was following the car in front of me too closely. I was following a friend home and I had never been to her house so I was following her but at a car's length. Well he made me do every DUI test and I passed all of them. He said he could tell I was drunk because of how my eyes followed the light. I looked at him and said I have to move my eyes to follow a light. He kept telling me he could throw me in the car and take me to county for a DUI and there would be nothing I could do. I told him if he really thinks that to do it and I will have my lawyer and his job the next day. He asked me personal questions about my job and personal life which to me had NOTHING to do with his job or being pulled over. I grabbed a cigarette and he yelled at me to put it out! I was very polite to him and he was very rude and obnoxious. He kept telling me he was a DUI specialist and he knows when someone is drunk. I was laughing inside because I was not drunk. I even told him to call my work and they would tell him I was not drinking. Anyways after about 45 mins of harassment he gave me a ticket for following too close and THEN told me I owed him. He said he wanted Christmas cookies and that I was lucky he didnt take me to jail. I was thinking no you are lucky you didnt because you wouldnt have a job left. I have never been harassed like this before and a year later it STILL bothers me and I am afraid to drive down that street late at night now.



posted on Apr, 5 2009 @ 09:54 AM
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Originally posted by mblahnikluver
About a year ago I was pulled over at around 2am and harassed for over 30mins. The cop insisted I was drunk when I was completely sober. I had one strawberry daquiri at about 5pm earlier that evening. I was coming home from work which is a bar and he automatically assumed I was drunk. He had followed me for two secs after a light and pulled me over right as the light turned green. He was behind me at a light and instantly turned his lights on as the light turned green. He said I was following the car in front of me too closely. I was following a friend home and I had never been to her house so I was following her but at a car's length. Well he made me do every DUI test and I passed all of them. He said he could tell I was drunk because of how my eyes followed the light. I looked at him and said I have to move my eyes to follow a light. He kept telling me he could throw me in the car and take me to county for a DUI and there would be nothing I could do. I told him if he really thinks that to do it and I will have my lawyer and his job the next day. He asked me personal questions about my job and personal life which to me had NOTHING to do with his job or being pulled over. I grabbed a cigarette and he yelled at me to put it out! I was very polite to him and he was very rude and obnoxious. He kept telling me he was a DUI specialist and he knows when someone is drunk. I was laughing inside because I was not drunk. I even told him to call my work and they would tell him I was not drinking. Anyways after about 45 mins of harassment he gave me a ticket for following too close and THEN told me I owed him. He said he wanted Christmas cookies and that I was lucky he didnt take me to jail. I was thinking no you are lucky you didnt because you wouldnt have a job left. I have never been harassed like this before and a year later it STILL bothers me and I am afraid to drive down that street late at night now.


I'm VERY curious whether someone like you would actually have any recourse against some disgusting cop behavior like this. I mean let's say that he DID take you to jail, would you REALLY be able to have him fired or even suspended or even gotten in any amount of trouble at all?
The reason I ask is because I constantly hear stories of cops doing bad things on the news even if it's murder and they always seem to get away with it because cops have that whole stick by each other culture where the system sort of backs them no matter what.
I truly wonder if cops just laugh at people's threats to sue them or "have their badge" because they know that their buddies and the judges adn everyone else will do everything possible to block the complaints.



posted on Apr, 5 2009 @ 11:38 AM
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I have a VERY good lawyer and he has helped many people I know with situations like this. He was able to get a cop released from duty for harassment. Dont think just because I am some chick I cant back up what I say. I am tired of these cops where I live using their authority on regular every day law abiding citizens. They have nothing else better to do than harass.
I work in a bar and a few months ago cops were parking in the lot across the street and then waiting til close and pulling girls over and threatening them with DUI's unless they gave them all the money they made that night. I know 3 girls who this happened to and they DO NOT drink. The one girl was terrified to work after that. I was afraid to work late as well. This is not the first time something like this has happened where I live and I am sick of it. I work and do my job and I do not need to be threatened by someone just because they think they are better than me. What they did was ILLEGAL and they should have to pay for that. I dare them to pull me over and ask for my money. I will make one call to 911 with my doors and windows locked and the next to my lawyer.



posted on Apr, 5 2009 @ 12:05 PM
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Originally posted by rufusdrak

The reason I ask is because I constantly hear stories of cops doing bad things on the news even if it's murder and they always seem to get away with it because cops have that whole stick by each other culture where the system sort of backs them no matter what.




Police frequently break the law and suffer no consequences. They tend to protect each other. If you follow breaking news stories from mainsream media RSS feeds, you can read some amazing stories. Unfortunately, these stories don't stay online very long.


Some examples:

A Florida Highway Patrolman pulled over a woman on the interstate. He ordered her to follow him off the interstate to a location where he raped her and strangled her with her panty hose


A San Antonio Police Officer raped a transvestite.


In the southwest, a Police Officer was a serial rapist. He was repeatedly accused by victims for several years until action was finally taken. I believe he raped three or four more women after the first victim identified him.


The stories are endless and show the very low caliber of *many* of our authorities. Hmmmm, sounds pretty much like the caliber of our politicians.



posted on Apr, 5 2009 @ 12:18 PM
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Dude... I heard your story on the radio! I'm so glad that female dog isn't one of your 99 problems. By the way, how's Beyonce?

I really don't mean to be a wiseacre.

Oh wait, I guess I do.... HIT ME!

Sorry... Shenanigans (read verse two on the link).

www.azlyrics.com...

Warning: some may find language and talent offensive.

Edit: added link for further credibility
Further edit: It appears that some have taken the OP seriously. If you follow the link above, you will notice that the OP follows the second verse of the Jay Z song, 99 Problems nearly verbatim.

This thread, at least the OP is an OBVIOUS HOAX!

Wake up people... I know the subject matter is serious, but it's clowns like the OP that drag us all down in the court of public opinion!

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posted on Apr, 5 2009 @ 12:32 PM
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I was with a girlfriend at the time been threatened by her family, we contacted police to make sure it dint happen, this police officer who i had seen before had dealt with the case, he brought the girl i was with outside of my home and she told me after he went that he was saying that i was in to black magic and i believed in angels and i was trouble.

I went out clubbing while i was with this girl and i saw him, he gave me this evil look and i was sick, he said to me in a sarcastic attitude "are you going to clean that up in the morning" when the girl i was with went back home i found out that my home address was given out to the family which is against data protection and he admitted he did this he then threatened me and said "no matter were you go, weather its 6 months or longer we will get you eventually".

This is the same copper that i said when i wanted to commit suicide and who claims we are on 'good grounds' and not to ruin the relationship we have?



posted on Apr, 5 2009 @ 12:36 PM
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The problem is that judges side with the cops 99% of the time and the cops know it. The only time a cop gets in trouble is when it's caught on video, but the least little struggle on the part of the abused citizen is often seen as resisting arrest, assaulting an officer, and therefore justification to use force. I'm not saying it's justification, I'm saying that cop supporters and judge's will see it that way if they can get away with it.

This whole problem is the fault of the mainstream media. They have the power to curb these types of abuses by reporting on them and dragging the bad cops though the journalistic wringer. They should follow these stories, bring on guests that show disgust for these turd cops, and beat the story to death with the cops face on TV every night for a month or two. They should have a special wall of shame for bad cops and show the public every time they add a new thug cop to the wall. They should make it so humilliating for the cop that other cops think twice before putting on the pig headed thug act. But instead they would rather cover stories like "Octomom".



posted on Apr, 5 2009 @ 12:47 PM
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I raised my voice in public situation about state organized terrorism, in 911 truth seminar in Finland - day after that police start to harrase powerfully my life in three different occasions in two months period - whitch finally make me move to to Thailand for many months...

Now I am back in Finland - and already been harrassed from police two times.

- I have change my telephone numbers
- I have change my car
- I have moved to unknown location

But I will not keep my mouth shut!

Yesterday Police seized our nabors club - looking also to our direction - without any notable reason from crime...

But we will continue to critize fast growing Police State.



posted on Apr, 5 2009 @ 02:01 PM
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Yeah, once on halloween like 10 years ago, a friend and I were walking down the street and there were a couple officers chilling in their cruiser who called us over to their car.
They asked us to check around the front of their car for whatever reason and just when we came around the front of the car, they toggled their bull horn right in our faces and started laughing.
As angry as I'd like to be about it, in all fairness to them, it was halloween and sometimes you get treated, while other times you are tricked.
I still think it was pathetic, though.



posted on Apr, 5 2009 @ 02:37 PM
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I've had 5 harassment type confrontations by police, witnessed one atrocity, and had uncounted encounters where professional demeaner was used.

At any rate, I would speculate that within any organization, brotherhood, clan or what have you, there will be secrets and cover ups, but this for the most part is small in the whole of things.

I was also saved from being rolled in Fresno Chinatown at midnight once, by a patrol officer who didn't see the altercation, but his simple presence deterred the inevitable.

I have respect for the police but regret that there are bad apples in this profession, and maybe a bit more than most due to the authoritive nature of the job and certain types that are attracted by this authoritarian position which can be used abusively by those who desire power.

It is an unfortunate reality, but the entire kettle is not black by any means.



posted on Apr, 5 2009 @ 03:02 PM
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Personally Ive never been harrassed, but my cousin was harrassed by police to the point of quitting his job. He worked in a small office, only 10 or so people, somehow a fire broke out in one of the rooms. He and this other guy were singled out by the police (partly because my cousin has a nervous condition and probably seemed nervous). The police detectives would be waiting at my cousins desk every morning when he got in the office! Just standing there intimidating him. He was never charged with a crime, it turns out some lady that had been there for a week, quit and left the state suspiciously, but the cops never questioned her.
Eventually my cousin got so fed up with the cops hovering around him 24/7 he quit.



posted on Apr, 5 2009 @ 05:22 PM
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I'm curious where the heck do you live where such abuse is ongoing? I can't imagine such a thing happening apart from some small backwater type rural townships. Like the article I just read a few weeks ago about police extorting black/spanish people on some backroad in a very small ghosttown in texas somewhere.
Very interesting because here around the metropolitan areas of NJ/NY I have been treated with nothing but respect from police and usually get let go when I get pulled over. However my friend has had a few police horror stories so it all seems relative.



posted on Apr, 5 2009 @ 05:27 PM
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Originally posted by cbianchi513
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Dude... I heard your story on the radio! I'm so glad that female dog isn't one of your 99 problems. By the way, how's Beyonce?

I really don't mean to be a wiseacre.

Oh wait, I guess I do.... HIT ME!

Sorry... Shenanigans (read verse two on the link).

www.azlyrics.com...

Warning: some may find language and talent offensive.

Edit: added link for further credibility
Further edit: It appears that some have taken the OP seriously. If you follow the link above, you will notice that the OP follows the second verse of the Jay Z song, 99 Problems nearly verbatim.

This thread, at least the OP is an OBVIOUS HOAX!

Wake up people... I know the subject matter is serious, but it's clowns like the OP that drag us all down in the court of public opinion!

[edit on 5/4/09 by cbianchi513]

[edit on 5/4/09 by cbianchi513]

[edit on 5/4/09 by cbianchi513]


I'm surprised no one has responded here. Mods please take a look at this post. He is right, read the second verse of the rap lyrics they are identical to OP's story. Seems we have been duped by OP but either way it doesn't matter because it has elicited a strong discussion amongst the more serious members, so just ignore the OP post.



posted on Apr, 5 2009 @ 06:54 PM
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The poster was referecing oneof Jay-Z's most famous songs...ever. I seriously doubt he was doing anything more than making a joke by referencing the song or was making fun of the discussion he intended to create.

Got a problem with it? Don't go to the OP.

He already has 99 problems...




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