This post was submitted by Shantay Thompson, via the Cop Block submission page:
Officers Involved: Only one arresting officer named, out of 6-8 officers on scene. The only name and badge number given was: Holland 3204
Department Involved: Fort Worth Police Department, Texas. Tarrant County jail.
My nurse friend and I were asked by a well known, all night diners employee, of where we finished eating and were leaving. The employee told us there was a man in parking lot that needed help. Would we just check on him?! She’s a nurse, and I like to help. We ventured to parking lot to find a small, caucasion businessman lying face first in parking lot.
My friend and I got him standing, walking and talking slowly across lot, as he was drunk and upset about something. Yet not violent in any way. Suddenly, and what happened next, happened so fast, there was no time to video or even move.
Suddenly this harmless man and I were surrounded by three cop cars. Before we could think, out flew this huge, pock faced, beaked nosed, cop. The drunk guy took one step and this cop cuffed, picked up, and threw this slight man through the open back door of one of the cop cars. As drunk stranger slammed across the backseat, into opposite back door, this same cop, leaned into the back seat, and proceeded to pepper spray the cuffed, detained, in enclosed space, man. Literally five inches from the mans face. Up and down his body. Soaking the suffocating guy.
It was then I yelled out, ” Why are you spraying him?!?! He didn’t do anything to you!!!!”
The spraying cop turned to me and told the other cops standing around to arrest me. I was arrested and they “forgot” to lock my cuffs. I was taken miles away to Mansfield maximum security holding for 5 days. Then I was booked in Tarrant county jail as a trustee for another five days.
My friend searched for me to bond out. I didn’t show up in system for eight days. No one knew where I was for eight days!!!
Just for exclaiming out loud from watching excessive force. I had no warrants. No drugs. No tickets. No probation. Nothing.
I was charged, and plead guilty to “interfering with duties” a class b misdemeanor. If my speaking up was interfering with this cops duties, I am guilty and would speak out again, upon witnessing police brutality.
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Somehow the truthfulness of this story is…doubtful.
Why? If nobody ever broke the law, nobody would have ever invented police. If police never broke the law, nobody would have invented internal affairs (or whatever your local department calls it).
The only thing causing you doubt is your confirmation bias that police are the good guys.
The thing is, going by arrest reports alone, police are within a point or two per 100,000 of the general public on all major crimes except sexual assault, where they have nearly three times the rate the public does. Given the reluctance of police to arrest fellow officers, those numbers are terrifying.
Best story ever, can you repeat it?! Maybe use some sound effects or song, even interpretive dance.
Yeah it’s easy for you to be a Immature mischief troll when you’re hiding behind a computer
I know I’ll never be as witty or as cool as you.
Here, I found your “action shot” the other day. Aim small miss small my mighty warrior.
This only happens in a police state like the fascist country of America.
…And I bet “Common Sense” is posting “his” inane, face-creasing, comments on every abuse-of-power post, on the “multiple” web services from whom the “attention-jealous” activist is stealing airtime.
What do you think the point of a “News Feed” like Cop Block is — the comments? You must be a cop.
Or a cop apologist.
Nope, just this one. I drink heavily and am getting old so I forgot the threads I’ve commented on.
I’ve never said I was a cop.
And thanks, here, you can have this for your enjoyment. See, we can be friends.
This is why your words are best saved for a person with a higher IQ then 50.
Just give corrupt cops all the lead you have. Pigs love lead…
Obviously the “friend” was interfering. I always laugh at how copblockers think they are doing right when they doing wrong. This is just another whiner who was busted. She was in jail for 5 days and then bailed out. The charges must still be in place
The fact that the idiot had bad legal advice doesn’t mean she actually broke the law. The interference being only speech is a defense to the charge of interfering.
You pleaded guilty? Idiot. Now you have a criminal record.
Nobody will care that you didn’t actually break any laws or that you were charged with something you didn’t do. You plead guilty, you ARE guilty.
Quoted from the law you were charged with breaking: “(d) It is a defense to prosecution under this section that the
interruption, disruption, impediment, or interference alleged consisted
of speech only.”
In other words, you weren’t guilty of what you were charged with. But then you pleaded guilty, so the facts are now irrelevant, since the system believes that only a guilty person would plead guilty. So you are now official a criminal convict. Congratulations!
You made a mistake by pleading you have a first amendment right to speak and he has a first amendment duty to protect your right to do so.