Category Archives: legalese

response to pool party police state cheerleaders

i don't know why i bother

i don’t know why i bother

i don’t feel inclined to engage with you at all, since you seem to believe that police have the right to teach a child a lesson by using violence against that child

you know NOTHING of what that child’s parents taught her . she wasn’t committing a crime, and quite apparently knows her constitutional rights include not being subject to the demands of police when she’s not committing a crime

police are not that child’s daddy, and have no authority to ‘teach her a lesson in respect’

police have no authority over us without being able to show probable cause to ticket a driver or otherwise make an arrest or keep us away from imminent danger . they have the right to inquire whether we’re willing to talk with them, not force us to stay and talk with them . my children were taught to not talk with police, at all

if casebolt wanted to teach a lesson in a legal manner, he could’ve RESPECTFULLY asked if any of the kids were willing to talk to him about what had occurred . another officer was doing exactly that and having perfect success . in fact, casebolt assaulted the kids who were voluntarily talking with the other officer

that girl showed the courage to have self-respect … to stand her ground (while she was attempting to get a ride home, and possibly afraid to leave her innocent friends in custody of a lunatic cop) … to know that she is not a subject in the kingdom of casebolt, nor a subject in a police state . she had the courage to tell that cop that he was wrong . many of the kids showed that same courage

casebolt didn’t exhibit a shred of courage

you sound like the type of person who doesn’t have that courage, and would stand back and allow a cop to beat someone just because the one delivering the beatdown is wearing a costume and carrying a badge . you insinuate that you are obedient . that’s your choice to be that, but you are not required, by law, to be obedient . also, you being obedient when you’re not legally obligated to be so only feeds the illusion to police that we agree to allow them to lord it over us . they only have that power if we give it to ‘em

why would you want to do such a thing?

let me clue you in : there is a reason plenty of towns are going broke paying out lawsuits for police brutality . this is one more chance for you to learn that it has to do with the law and our rights being violated by police . tens of millions of dollars go to police brutality ‘settlements’ in my town . that’s tens of millions of dollars on top of the more than quarter of the city budget being paid to police in the first place . this is not a problem in only my town . it’s a problem across the board from coast to coast, canada to mexico

and fyi, i’ve repeatedly had my rights violated by police, was not convicted of any crimes from those incidents, and i’m an old half greek pale skinned woman

so … your wrong assumption makes your conclusions wrong . i don’t use my race as a scapegoat (and that sentence of yours makes no sense whatsoever)

who brought race into this? the two grown women and ‘security’ man who were yelling racial epithets, or the kids? one of the grown men who was part of this has a record for mutilating and murdering animals . seriously . is that who those kids should obey?

another clue : calling out racism isn’t a racist act . racism is real . these three white supremacist adults in this video … four, including casebolt, exhibited a stream of racist acts . they were practically a public service announcement giving the perfect examples of how to be racist . some of those acts were caught on film, some weren’t . some of those acts were illegal, and some were just ignorant and mean

this isn’t about your opinion or my opinion . there are definitions of words

racism is the systemic oppression of a group defined by their race, skin color, or ethnic heritage … by the group holding political, economic and physical power . in this country, only white people hold that power over others

prejudice is the word to describe any person or group prejudging another based upon any number of variables

it’s true that i hold prejudice against police as an institution, and against racist fucks and individual criminal cops and police state cheerleaders

it is racist to yell racial slurs . that’s just the way language works . that sentence is a true statement . it’s child abuse to yell racial slurs at children . based upon testimony from multiple people . that occurred and it was a racist act . when an older teen, a very young adult, stepped in to try to get the racist rant to stop, one of the women slapped her . this happened . it was a hate crime . she wouldn’t have called the children those names had they been white, and she likely would not have slapped a white person of the same age, though women like her are difficult to assess

then she called police to cover for herself . others also called police

if police had arrived during a fight, they would’ve been legally justified in breaking up the fight (without harming unarmed people in a tussle), and even handcuffing the three women who were fighting . they would have been justified in asking questions about what had occurred, but would not have the authority to make anyone answer … no authority to detain anyone who isn’t fighting when they arrive

nobody was fighting when police arrived

three grown white people who had lodged racist epithets then proceeded to point out kids they wanted to have illegally grabbed by police . they were, in effect, lying to police … which is a crime i had forgotten to notice ’til right now . they basically filed false police reports

regardless, police still had no legal authority to force compliance, as kids were leaving after being accused of ‘trespassing’ . one cannot be arrested for ‘trespassing’ if one isn’t on someone’s property with that person being the sole authority on who can stay … ie other residents of the neighborhood had invited the kids, giving that women no more authority than other residents to determine who could stay or who had to leave

if you were my roommate and i brought five people over for dinner, you couldn’t call the police and get them to evict my friends . that would be illegal for you to try, and more illegal for police to fulfill your request or demand

this situation is a very clear example of casebolt and the other adults making choices based upon the skin color of those they chose to attack . they made choices, and should be held accountable

they each should face a jury of their victims’ peers

   

legalese : use of force

Whereby people have been and are being threatened, terrorized, assaulted, wrongfully arrested, illegally detained, incarcerated, injured, frightened, belittled, insulted, intimidated, beaten, or shot dead while unarmed, or while presenting no threat to any person, or while committing no illegal act;

Whereby citizens are the best informed members of communities to define and recognize abuse by authorities paid by citizens; or by mercenaries employed by government, business, or private citizens; or by self-appointed vigilantes;

Whereby the history of police and other government officials have failed to adequately address these illegal and violent uses of force;

Whereby those so treated are under continued threat of further abuse by authorities paid by citizens; or by mercenaries employed by government, business, or private citizens; or by self-appointed vigilantes in retaliation for reporting such treatment;

Whereby conflicts of interest posed by these agencies investigating themselves have produced corrupt results;

 

We hereby enact this new legislation which shall

Disable and repeal all special privacy protections for every ‘security’ related person and job description now experiencing enhanced protections of their privacy, including, but not limited to: police, mercenary private security, city managers, prosecutors, judges, ‘correctional’ officers or any other titled jail or prison personnel, or any person in possession of authority or influence to wield or direct violent enforcement tactics;

Require the creation of a paid elected public safety/police accountability commission of at least twelve citizens, all of whom are not and have never been otherwise employed in the position of law enforcement; design said commission with respect to the proposal developed and submitted by the members of PUEBLO and supported by the vast majority of the people who appeared to consider it before the Oakland City Council Public Safety Committee;

Require every person employed in a position from which force can be used to acquire obedience or submission to sign a job description agreement which includes, but is not limited to, agreeing to have personnel and investigative records related to any and all accusations of any and all illegal activities or uses of force be readily available for public viewing online and via requests for that information at all times at no charge to the employers of said employees, aka the people

Require that police and mercenary aka ‘security’ forces abide by use of force standards set by aforementioned paid elected commission of at least twelve citizens;

Require that all relevant laws, past, present, and future, shall describe and define the word “threaten” to include such concepts as: the living and deadly fact that an armed police officer or private security for big business, are, by definition, to be considered armed and dangerous at all times: i.e. subject to whatever uses of force might be deemed necessary for a victim or potential victim of imminent harm to effect a successful defense against attack by said armed official;

Require that such defense against uses of force be considered, ‘reasonable’, ‘acceptable’ or ‘appropriate’ use of force;

Require that the investigation of every incident which includes use of force by police or any government employee, including the physical or political or managerial use of force by every government paid person, shall be accomplished by aforementioned public safety/police accountability commission

Require that every “use of force” investigation shall include immediate and mandatory follow-up drug testing for all substances: especially steroids, alcohol, and any other substances past, present and future which are or have been found to induce a heightened state of agitation; require that such testing be funded directly by the officer who has been shown to have used force, or by the union to which the officer belongs; disallow the use of public funds for such testing

Require that every such “use of force” investigation shall include immediate sequestration of each and every officer of the law being accused of using excessive force, for the purpose of questioning and interrogation by citizen investigators appointed by the aforementioned citizen police accountability commission, and that any officer who is shown by evidence or witness statement to have used excessive force be arrested and arraigned for every applicable law which makes such actions illegal for the general population

Require criminal prosecution of every person found in violation of law, without special considerations for those in positions of power

Require criminal prosecutions of use of force standards set by the people, double criminal penalties for any and every person found in violation of said standards while also holding government or other ‘security’ power – either by direct or indirect (mercenary) employment – to exercise said authority with a loaded weapon or the power to enact laws or instigate or allow the violent enforcement of laws by police or mercenary forces (including, but not limited to private security forces);

Require, for any public servant shown to have committed excessive use of force by an independent commission, immediate and permanent removal from, and ineligibility for, any government, or government funded, employment – including but not limited to, law enforcement, and including any position of employment which empowers a person to use force in the commission of their duties, no matter how remote; this section completely disqualifies a person from running for and/or holding publicly funded political office, as those holding such offices are in power to use police forces against the public

Require complete and permanent disarmament of any person found guilty of abuse of authority by said elected citizen commission under this or any relevant law

These laws shall be valid and applicable immediately within the customary established period of simple legal review, and shall be retroactively applied to any case to which they might apply which, for any reason, comes up for review, including that any person shall receive, upon request, a new investigation into any use of force by government paid personnel which occurred at any time in the past, with no statute of limitations applying; such re-investigations into past uses of force by police and other so empowered public employees shall commence immediately upon passage, with cases where a member of the public is currently incarcerated under questionable circumstances regarding use of force by police taking precedence. Prioritizing thereafter shall be done upon requests by the aforementioned police accountability commission, and members of the public, in that order.