St. Clair Shores, Michigan In the latest addition of police overreach, five kids were issued extortion notes by officer J. Johnson badge # (268) for being present in a public park while peacefully roaming around experiencing the new craze of the Pokémon game.
Now the group are scratching their heads and wondering why they are now facing criminal misdemeanor charges for just enjoying a night out and why their Freedoms are being violated. A criminal charge with no victim and no property damage is a ridiculous infraction on the part of the so-called public servants. This is just another obvious policing for profit scheme to where they write these unjust and unconstitutional citations to bring in money for the departments.
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As always in these situations, the St. Clair Shores police department, (586-445-5800) when contacted on Saturday, were conveniently not available to release any information as why their tyrannical henchmen were out attempting to steal money from a group of peaceful citizens that they are supposed to serve.
Moehlig’s boyfriend Christopher Bicksler and friend Erica DeForest accompanied her to the park and said that there were already a few people there. Moehlig stated that in the park there were a few Pokémon caches containing free in-game items. Moehlig told dontcomply.com “My friends and I were playing Pokemon go and driving to different public places to play. We stopped at a park in St. Clair shores that had no posted signs with hours and did not have a gate closing it off. The police approached us after about 2 hours of us quietly being there and wrote us tickets. By this time there was at least 30 other people there and us 3 and 2 other people were the only ones that didn’t run, so we were given a Misdemeanor ticket for a violation of park hours. I am a full-time student and work 2 jobs in the medical field. To have a misdemeanor ticket all for a misunderstanding of park hours without a warning could ruin my career. All of this because we went for a walk, and actually listened when the cops said ‘stop.” She continued ” Sure, a warning would have been nice, but even a civil infraction would have sufficed. My issue with this incident is that we received criminal misdemeanor charges for something I do not believe to be criminal.” Shortly before the misdemeanors were handed out, Moehlig exclaimed that two cops drove by and didn’t stop, so she thought everything is fine. then all of a sudden a swarm of six cop cruisers rolled up, most of the peaceful people took off on foot.
Ms. Moehlig posted a photo of the citation on her Facebook page.
This misdemeanor could get Ms. Moehlig thrown in a cage and could also taint her future as she is a medical student and works as a medical assistant.
She argued “I even said to one of the officers, ‘well, it’s better than us being out walking around or drinking and driving, right?”
On Monday morning, Moehlig will call the 40th District Court in St. Clair Shores (586-445-5280) to see about her court date. The five will be obtaining attorneys to help fight their injustice. She is very upset about the money she’ll have to spend to fight the draconian charge. She concluded, “I don’t care about it getting thrown out, I just can’t have a misdemeanor on my record.” With all the dislike for the overbearing police and their dictator attitudes you’d figure there would come a point in time when they would actually start to pull back the injustice that they unleash upon the citizens they serve. The public servant positions that they signed on to do should be just that, not to participate in the robbery of peaceful non-violent people. When will they side with us and end the perception of the blue line gang of enforcers?
By Andre’ Gabriel Esparza – DontComply.com
A Pro Liberty, Pro Freedom, Human Rights Activist, very involved in a wide variety of Activism and Exposing the Truth at all costs.
there are laws about this, good ones, made by the people themselves. this city for example has a few laws in place wich are VERY similar to most cities in the western world.
such as curfew for minors:
Section 384 Curfew For Minors
la) Under Twelve No minor under the age of twelve (12) years shall loiter, idle
or congregate in or on any public street, highway, alley or park between the hours of
1O:OO pm and 6:OC am, unless the minor is accompanied by a parent or guardian, or
some adult delegated by the parent or guardian to accompany the child.
(b) Under Eighteen No minor under the age of eighteen (18) years shall loiter, idle
or congregate in or on any public street, highway, alley or park between the hours of
11:OO pm and 6:OO am (immediately following) except where said minor is
accompanied by a parent or guardian or some adult delegated by the parent or guardian
to accompany the minor or where the minor is upon an errand or other legitimate
business directed by his parent, guardian or employer.
(cl Parental Responsibility, Assisting Violation or Article Any parent, guardian
or other person having the care or custody of any minor who permits, suffers, allows
or encourages such minor to violate the provisions of this article, or any other person
of the age of eighteen (18) years or over who assists, abets, allows, permits or
encourages any minor under the age of eighteen (18) years to violate the provisions of
this article is guilty of a misdemeanor.
to further this, the city has established times for park activity, Wahby Park is 0830 to 2100, it is a city park not a state park (which have their own times state wide).
there are also laws concerning disturbing the peace, loitering etc. that should be applied as well.
The point is, their presence soo late at night at odd hours in a neighborhood where they are strangers is a valid concern for residents as well as it putting their own safety in danger as their congregating there at such hours could make them victim to more extreme crimes.
also note.. they clearly KNEW they were doing something that might be illegal, given their clearly worded explanation of how questioning and dodgy they were, and how they were caught because they didn’t FLEE THE POLICE like the others had….come on now…
Follow the laws people, if you don’t like the laws, guess what, THAT is part of what being an American means, go convince enough people to CHANGE the law. These laws, the system and people that work with them ARE US, not some faceless company or “the government”.. but people, you, me, room-mates and neighbors.
In the “land of the free”, you’re a criminal for going to the park when the sun isn’t shining.
It’s idiots like you Andre that are causing the probles we are seeing between citizens and law encorcemenf these days. You being an “investigative journalist” a.k.a. shit starters or propasprendersreaders. As the people who this actually happened to said “they soppurt the police officers and understand that she was just doing her job”. You saying that they extort money is ridiculous, if you are driving 100mph through a subdivision And get pulled over and get a tie get are you being extorted? No. If someone is on your property in your back yard and you call the police and they get a ticket or arrested are they being extorted? No. Stop spreading the hate. Yes there are some bad officers, just like there is some bad preachers, teachers, judges, congressmen, kids, cats, dogs, journalists,etc. There are good and bad people everywhere. Not just in law enforcement and government. What would this article be about if the officer didn’t just issue tickets. What if that officer hadn’t shown up at all, and something bad happened? Like a rape, an abudtion, an assault or a murder? Then the question would be “Where were the cops at? Why weren’t they survailinf the parks to make sure no one was there after hours…” I have lived in Michigan my entire life, and the only parks that don’t have this ordinate are the ones that have camp grounds on site. Even the state parks have ordinances and signs posted that from dusk until dawn the parks are closed for public safety and violators will held responsible along with your vehicle being towed if they cannot see/find you. So Andre why don’t you use tour talent for good instead of evil. Stop spreading the hate and rumors. Tell the truth 100% percent of the time or you are just as bad as “the government filling peoples’ heads with bullshit”. That is exactly what you are doing here…the people involved understand a law was broken even though they are not from that city they understand their wrong doing…they just don’t believe it should be a misdemeanor charge. So instead of being a spotlight mongrel seeking attention and shares…use your “journalism” as a tool to help spread knowledge, truth, and peace in these hard trying times that is tearing our country apart.
We pay for our parks, we pay for our police. If some one wants to walk around in a park at midnight and play a game they have that right. If there is no victim than a crime has not been committed, anything past that is Government overreach.
How dare you be in a park – pay us money, how dare you cross the street where we don’t want you to – pay us money, how dare you not pay us money – we will kidnap you and lock you in a cage, how dare you not let us kidnap you – we will kill you for resisting.
That is the world we live in and cops wonder why they are being shot…
Have you or have you not followed the news 3 men attested for robbing PokemonGo players at night in public places at Pokestops. Regardless if you don’t like the laws in America move to Canada or somewhere else
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