Well I have a short story about my recent run-in with the local cops, grab some popcorn.
Cops picked me up for no reason as I walked home with my brother about 9:45pm after a good night out from a hard week of work. They told him to leave
and took me without charging for anything. An altercation occured in my holding cell after a REALLY drunk redneck was brought in to my cell, even
though there was 17 other unoccupied cells remaining. I ended up hitting the guy and cops finally got what they wanted - me charged. They didn't show
up for court, the man I hit didn't and Crown was not impressed. I walked with no charges or damage to my record, but cost me 3000 dollars which I
still pay today.
Something like this happened to me a little over a year ago, but wasn't drug related. I was racially profiled by the cops, this usual happens in my
area because we have very few "non-whites" living about, as me and my light skin colored real-blood brother (i'm dark skinned Ojibwe Indian, brother
is a light, near white) were walking home after a few drinks in the bar. It was only 9:45pm. The cops stopped us both and did the usual "give us your
ID and what are you doing?". Anyway, we comply and sure enough, they run a background on me, but not my brother. Nothing came back, but they decided I
was "too drunk to walk home" and took me to the city cells. They told my brother to litterally, "Eff off, or we'll arrest you for disturbing the peace
... blah blah"
No biggie, they do this to me often. But what they should not have done was throw an extremely intoxicated, drunk redneck into the same cell I was in,
and to boot, I was sleeping for about 4 hours before this guy was brought in. The redneck started to poke jokes at me, flame me and even threatened
me. I asked the guard on duty to get me moved to a new cell to sleep out my remaining 4 hours. They denied my request and the redneck got even more
obnoxious towards me for requesting this, so I finally warned him to not talk to me or I'll .... do something rash to him.
Not 2 minutes later, I open-hand slapped the guy (really hard; my hand was sore for days later) and only 2 seconds after, 3 cops came barging in with
clubs and cuffs. I was FINALLY charged by the cops. I gave in to what they wanted, but I had no idea this was their agenda. Also considering they have
4 "drunk tanks" they could have moved to which the only one used was the one I was in, as well 16 other normal cells of which only 2 were taken, none
of this would have happened.
So I end up paying 3000 dollars for a lawyer to battle this in court. No cops showed up. The man I hit never shown up. No witnesses. Nothing. There
was video and audio evidence against me, yet I still walked away without charges. But at what price? 3000 freaking dollars. I tell you, Crown was not
happy about this - the local cops wasting precious court time.
Cops will do ANYTHING thesedays to make their quota. Shame on them. Thats my recent incident, although it was over a year ago. Too bad nothing can be
done, or can there..?
edit on 16/10/2011 by FreshNugget because: spelling error