A 69-year-old man was arrested when he refused to put down his “weapon”, a golf club that he was using as a cane. The officer, Cynthia Whitlatch, said she “observed him look at her and aggressively swing his golf club in the direction of her patrol car”. This aggressive swinging of the golf club was never substantiated. The man was charged with harassment and obstruction, but later downgraded to unlawful use of a weapon. Here’s how the Merriam-Webster Dictionary describes a weapon: something (such as a gun or knife) that is used for fighting or attacking someone or for defending yourself when someone is attacking you. Does that sound like a golf club or cane? In the police report it says “she (Whitlatch) was fearful of being assaulted by him, she said that she kept her distance from him upon exiting her patrol car”. An officer with a gun is afraid of a 69-year old man with a golf club? Sounds like she doesn’t have what it takes to be a police officer. Especially considering Whitlatch is “one of 126 Seattle police officers last year who sued the Department of Justice, claiming the agency was infringing on their Constitutional rights by requiring them to be less violent towards citizens”. So Whitlatch prefers more violence towards citizens, not less? My point stands, this officer and the other 125 officers of the suit, have the wrong mindset when it comes to the duty to serve and protect.
San Francisco, CA
A SF Attorney was arrested in an odd encounter with police. Inspector Brain Stansbury was attempting to take pictures of and question Public Defender Jami Tillotson’s client. When she intervened, Mr. Stansbury asked her to step aside. When she refused, he threatened to arrest her for resisting arrest. Now hold on a second, she was never under arrest or suspected of committing a crime. How can you resist a nonexistent arrest? Knowing full well the officers folly, Mrs. Tillotson almost sarcastically said “please do” to the threat of arrest. This incident highlights the bullish, above-the-law attitude held by some officers. If Mr. Stansbury respected the client’s right to an attorney, a constituent of the right to fair trial this would have never happened.
Back in 2011, Officer Cody Smith began forcing a 13-year old girl to have sex with multiple boys. This occurred six times from 2011 to 2014. The officer was also accused of choking the girl until she was unconscious. It was also reported by one of the male victims that Smith wanted him to impregnate the girl. Pedophiles can be found anywhere, but the onus is on the police department to ensure none of them become police officers. But this is also a case of abuse of authority, which is a common trend among police officers all over. Read Full Story: Free Thought Project
By Aaron Allbrite – Dontcomply.com
Aaron lives in sunny CA, with his beautiful wife and energetic son. His writing is focused on police corruption and abuse of power. He is a Libertarian at heart and practices the NAP every day.
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