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I'm hardly ever in favor of lawsuits but if pretty much any of the allegations here are true I'm all for it.
I don't care if the cops know the guy is a dirtbag and he got mouthy. I don't care if he has a history of smuggling drugs in his person. I don't even care if he had assaulted them. You do not get to flagrantly break laws and subject someone to this kind of degradation. It's completely reprehensible.
I really can't see the cops having done much worse other than shooting him in the head while he was in handcuffs in front of a news crew. What they did was absurd. My only guess is that they knew they were screwed and were hoping for a magic baggie invisible to x-ray and digital examination to get flushed out so they had an excuse for their utterly disgusting behavior.
Clearly there is something horribly wrong with these cops or else the entire story is BS. There is a possibility it's complete nonsense, but I doubt it. Still, the only evidence I've seen so far is the filing with the court. People can file anything, doesn't mean it won't be laughed out.
One thing I would like to see from this is a nationwide discussion about judges rubber stamping search warrants. I think this has always been a problem. This is a very good example of what can go wrong.
Next time you hear someone say 'I've got nothing to hide so I have nothing to fear.' share this story with them.
reply to post by sdcigarpig
I'm not defending the cops.
reply to post by sdcigarpig
You should probably read the official police report because this article seems very, very suspicious. It starts out with this little nugget,
The police allowed him to walk away after issuing a citation (he was stopped in front of his house) but continued to badger him with questions.
I don't know many officers that give you a ticket and release you then follow you to harass you with questions. Usually they do that while you are being detained.
Was this guy causing some sort of altercation after he was released or something?
Obviously there is information missing so don't go jumping to any conclusions.
reply to post by OpinionatedB
Just because this guy got his butt probed
reply to post by crankyoldman
New ideas are much-appreciated at this point in the thread, and you raise two very good ones.
The drug-war is losing more support every day. While I would not support complete legalization of controlled substances in my state (maybe just one or two...or three), there is no reason a state should not do so if its citizens are supportive. It has been mentioned in this thread that without the war on drugs, law enforcement could not justify the bloated budgets and small-town armies. They will prop it up for as long as they can.
Justification of behavior simply because it is not against the rules (I bet there is a Latin phrase for that) is a problem in our society as a whole. It is especially disturbing to see law enforcement behave this way.
I write to you now to pray for relief for a grievance that I share with millions of other Americans, a grievance that cannot be forgiven nor forgotten through standard bureaucracy. A grievance that transcends the state level and has propelled itself through its atrocity onto the national stage.
I speak of the actions that took place on January 2nd of 2013 regarding Mr. David Eckert. I speak directly to the actions and unlawful decisions that were made by, insisted upon and carried out by the following;
A.) Bobby Orosco and Robert Chavez of the Deming police force.
B.) David Arredondo, Robert Rodriguez and Patrick Green of the Hildago County Sheriff’s office.
C.) Gila Regional Medical Center as a whole, a business and as a facilitator to multiple felonies.
D.) Robert Wilcox M.D. and Okay H. Odocha. M.D. as individuals and acting under color of law.
The facts of this case as presented through federal court litigation documents constitute not only a gross miscarriage of justice but also, multiple felonies, punishable and enforceable by state and federal law. While I know it is the practice of the great state of New Mexico to follow procedure and rule of law, I would expect, should these allegations prove substantiated and valid that the immediate filing of charges should be brought against those implicated in these crimes.
The actual crimes that are described within the civil litigation and that are evident to the American people are not vague, nor are they circumstantial and are not easily reduced on semantically justified basis. Indeed, the crimes that are laid out and realized in this case are so heinous, despicable and egregious that the whole of America would agree on them.
I would include these crimes to either directly fit or be close too; False arrest, Kidnapping, Assault, Mob action, Sexual assault, Rape, aggravated assault and conspiracy to commit a felony. I as so many of my fellow Americans feel this is the very least that can be charged while we all understand, this is the very minimum. Many more laws both written and implied were broken that day, to the shame of the entire nation.
I and the people I speak on behest of have great respect for the law, for the nation and for the great state of New Mexico and we insist on integrity, the rule of law and justice for what has happened. Should it not be addressed in honest form or appropriate time, we will be unfortunately forced to go beyond the state measure to seek out justice on a state level with the help of all available national and alternative media.
Unless those that perpetrated this injustice are brought up on charges and pay for their crimes under the rule of law, no citizen can rest safe that sexual and deviant criminals are not still within and present in the ranks of the law enforcement of the New Mexico police force. This situation calls for examples so that citizens of your great state can be at rest for the outrageous and immoral actions of but a few.
edit on 6-11-2013 by Helious because: (no reason given)