One of the most useful things a person can do is to have the ability to imagine themselves in “someone else’s shoes”. The understanding gained by this practice can move mountains. With this in mind, I’m going to ask you to read this story and create a mental picture of how YOU would feel, react, etc. if this were you…
First in this little adventure of the mind, think back in time to those days of your youth, perhaps from the ages of 17 thru 21. I doubt that there are very many of us who do not have some wild and wooly “growing up” stories to tell, and perhaps some that we would rather leave untold. But thankfully these times go past quickly and we can take solace in the knowledge that our experiences as young people, no matter how crazy they may have been, are a part of what has made us into what we are today. This was an important part of our education as growing humans, but we made it thru to the “other side”, the realities of being an average “responsible adult”.
But supposing you lived in a place where the police were simply merciless in refusing to allow you to leave your temporary “childhood insanity” behind. A place where no matter what you did or how much you grew up, no matter how you altered your adult life, that you must continue to live with knowing that even a simple trip to town to the movie theater with your girlfriend could become an intimidating nightmare of police harassment.
Imagine going into adulthood having a “serious criminal history” of things like having the wrong last name or the wrong parents. Past traffic infractions like speeding, turning left in a no turning zone, or improper registration. Or the notoriety of having been seen a few times with people with “bad reputations”…
Imagine being so disliked by the police due to these things that you cannot get their help in times of emergency. Imagine being shot in the leg by an intruder, going to the hospital, making a statement about the shooting to the police, and then being accused of committing an armed robbery instead of being helped. Imagine the police telling as many BALD FACED lies as it takes to try to turn things around from the actual facts in order to support their impossible fantasies. Imagine being harassed by the police over and over again due to this fiction which they created, your family being harassed and threatened, you being told SEVERAL TIMES that they have enough evidence to arrest you RIGHT NOW. But for some strange reason they just never happen to get around to it. Instead they manage to dream up some DIFFERENT reason to arrest you, almost a year and a half after THAT particular supposed crime occured, grabbing you at gunpoint while you are on your way to work. Obviously they had nothing to arrest you on to begin with, so they just kept at it until they did find something they could use. Then your family is seriously victimized by the police using yet more BLATANT AND BALD FACED lies to accomplish their goals while you are sitting in jail for something you did not do, and waiting for someone to come up with your bail.
Now imagine, once having been arrested, having to go to court for this drummed up charge for at LEAST a couple MORE years. Your case keeps being held over, over and over again. You go thru at least 5 different lawyers because they all either claim there is some “conflict of interest” having to do with one of these imagined crimes that the police created but you were never charged with, or deciding they cannot be your lawyer because you refuse to take a plea bargain and say you are guilty of something you are not. You have eye witnesses to your whereabouts and actions and physical proof that you are being blackmailed by someone who simply does not like you and has an agenda of lying to get you in trouble, but no one in the legal system seems interested in these things.
Meanwhile you are 3 years older and wiser, your entire life has changed, you no longer associate with those questionable characters whose mere presence in your life has caused so much distruction. You are STILL refusing to accept a plea bargain (admission of guilt) and therefore a permanent large stain on your record that will follow you for a very long time. It begins to look as if the powers that be are DESPERATE to get a conviction at this point due to all the time and money they have put into persecuting you. You current lawyer tells you that the prosecuting attorney “doesn’t like you”, insinuating it’s personal. And in all of the State Police’s manipulation and lies, they grow even more determined to find ANYTHING they can pin on you so they can save face.
*Now, at this juncture, before you say anything and before I continue, I will say that this story is irrefutably and ABSOLUTELY TRUE with some details left out in order to save space and for legal reasons. This story WILL eventually be completed in its entirety and widely published as yet ANOTHER case of corruption, this time in ROANE COUNTY WV, comes to light. The editors of Calhoun Underground have connected with “people in high places” who are interested in this story and the possibilities of the entire Roane and Calhoun corruption scandal becoming national news grows daily.
And now for the rest of the story up to date.
…Continue to imagine still, being this harassed and hounded victim of the legal system. Imagine having stayed home and rarely going out in public for a couple years, feeling that perhaps the best thing to do is to stay “out of sight out of mind”. But a young person NEEDS some social life other than just his immediate neighborhood. And so you decide to go to Spencer to the movies. Your plan is to catch a ride with neighbors, go to a friends house and hang out there until it’s time to meet your girlfriend and the movie starts. It’s mid afternoon and you are in the town center. You get dropped off on the corner and proceed to walk the 3 blocks to your friend’s house. You barely make it across the street before two of Roane County’s most “dilligent” uniformed State Pests swoop down upon you, causing a public scene. They immediately tell you that they have THREE warrants for your arrest!!! They search you and grill you about someone they know perfectly well you don’t associate with any more and pretend to be completely unaware that the individual they are grilling you about has been sitting in jail for over a month. So, you are detained, told you are being arrested for WHAT? You are searched, humiliated and threatened in public in the middle of town in the middle of the day. Now, GUESS what happenes next. You will NEVER guess. But I dare you, just for fun…
….Now that you have thought about this a while and made an educated guess, here is the correct answer. Let’s see how many guessed correctly…
The police look at you and say they WERE JUST KIDDING, there are no warrants for your arrest! And then they simply drive away.
This actually HAPPENED yesterday afternoon in downtown Spencer. You can discount the entire rest of the story if you like, based upon your own personal opinions and judgements, but the ultimate FACT that these officers detained ANY individual by making them THINK they were under arrest and then just telling him it was a joke and laughing about it is, putting it mildly, blatant HARASSMENT. Yes, there will be an official complaint filed. It is already known that these so-called official complaints do nothing due to the buddy system within ranks of these “public service” nuisances, but at least it will hopefully go on record…
Just don’t forget, YOUR TAX DOLLARS are footing the bill so that these bullies can be PAID to intimidate and TERRORIZE you, your friends, and your neighbors.
We live in a time when terrorism is the keyword when it comes to an excuse for having your life disrupted from the norms everyone has been used to for many years. We are ALL seen as terrorists until we can prove we are innocent. But that is backwards thinking that only the REAL criminals seem to believe. The police ARE the terrorists. They think if they can scare folks enough they can make their jobs easier. However, nobody ever claimed that cops were the sharpest tack in the box. Because what is actually happening is that they are getting so bad that even your ORDINARY “blind” and “sheep-like” citizen can see it. Evil enough to be corrupt but not smart enough to hide it.
If anyone reading this wants or needs to know the offending “enemy combatant officers” identities, just ask. However, I’d bet my bottom dollar that anyone with some experience with either of these corrupt and dangerous cops will KNOW who they are without having to ask.
SO, what would YOU do if it were you?