The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.
Sorry, I'm not buying this story, there's more to it then is being told.
Of course he is going to cry foul, and list all sorts of supposed abuses because he got in a heap of trouble. It's also not illegal to sell raw milk
in California, as long as you follow their rather simple guidelines for doing so:
Raw milk sales California law.
Grade A raw milk is market milk which conforms to all the following minimum requirements:
(a)The health of the cows and goats shall be determined at least once in two months by an official representative of an approved milk inspection
service, or a milk inspection service which is established by the director.
(b)It shall be produced on dairy farms that score not less than 85 percent on the dairy farm scorecard.
(c)It shall be cooled immediately after being drawn from the cow or goat to 50 degrees Fahrenheit or less, and so maintained until delivered to the
consumer, at which time it shall contain not more than 15,000 bacteria per milliliter.
Seems pretty simple to me...
If he does not want to do simple things like proving his cows are healthy, getting the proper license, proving that its immediately refrigerated, then
you really don't want to be drinking anything this guy is selling anyway.
Now lets look at WHY he was treated the way he was, shall we?
Lets do what I like to call “reading between the lines”...
Ventura County Jail
JM: Which types of inmates were housed in the different blocks?
Ford: The inmates are broken into various groups. General Population is where most inmates go, you are considered OK if you are in the segment. NO
enemies, no threat of suicide or mental disorders. They also have red band which is for inmates who have attacked other inmates or officers and are
required to remain in a segregated area.
the application of a red arm band tells us that he was resisting the officers, and got himself listed as combative. This would also explain the
shackling and being shackled to the bench. Officer are allowed to shackle unruly inmates to a bench or chair that is extremely uncomfortable, as a
sort of punishment for their behavior.
Why would they let him sit in raw sewage for hours?
Well that's simple, he obviously made it. Prison guards are not babysitters, nurses, caregivers, etc... They are prison guards. They are not required
to clean up a mess that you made in your cell, or on yourself. They will also not make a trusty come in and clean up a mess you made while
misbehaving. If he flushed something down his toilet to cause it to back-up into his cell, then that’s his mess, and they will happily hand him
something to clean up his own mess, or let him wallow in it.
Yeah, right, I'm sure this guy was sitting in there like a total angel after being, in his personal opinion, arrested for something he felt was not
But the facts are that distributing foodstuffs of questionable quality, for money, is a crime. This is to prevent guys like this handing out milk they
know is bad, or from sickly cows, because they want to make money off folks. Last time I checked it was a Felony to distribute tainted or "unfit for
human consumption" food, and this is not the first time this guy has been raided and arrested. That makes him a repeat felon
. If he keeps it
up, he's going to end up behind bars for a VERY long stay.
One more thing...
• How he was interrogated by deputies and accused of being a "sovereign," then branded with a red arm band (Nazi-style) to falsely indicate
that he was a danger to the general population
Uhm.. The police would not “brand” someone as being a sovereign, as there is no such thing in real law. It's a BS conspiracy law theory:
Idiot Legal Arguments
Pretending to be a “sovereign
Claiming to be a sovereign: Goode v. Foster (D Kan unpub 10/21/96); similarly Valldejull v. Social Security Admin (ND Fla unpub 12/20/94) 75
AFTR2d 607, CCH Unempl.Ins.Rep. para 14368B ("that he is not a citizen of the Federal United States but a natural sovereign citizen of the United
States not subject to the Social Security system");
Lots of case law there showing that there is no such thing as a sovereign, and that the whole concept is complete, unadulterated BS. Of course this
guy knows his target audience is CT'ers so he is going to throw that out there like it really happened. If anyone brought up being a “Sovereign”,
I guarantee that it was him, not the officers, right before he learned the hard way that there is no such thing, and the police could really care less
if you think you're sovereign or not.
As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.