This post, concerning a case of visual profiling and police brutality against a disabled person by an employee of the Pierce County Transit Police in Tacoma, Washington, was submitted by Scott “PonyDog” Sealey, via the Cop Block submission page.
Date of Incident: July 12, 2014
Individuals Responsible: M. Csapo, Badge #490
Outfit Involved: Pierce County Transit Police (Tacoma, Wa.)
Phone No.: (253) 983-3371
Email: [email protected]
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On July the 12, 2014, I took the bus up Pac Ave. to get some coffee and hang out and, when I got off the bus at the Parkland Transit Center (in Tacoma, Wa.), I got accused of spitting on bus property (The Ride share Parking Lot) and arrested. The cop slapped my cane from my hand, choke slammed me to the ground, and then charged me with resisting arrest.
I just got out of jail Monday afternoon before I even saw a Judge for an arraignment hearing. At that time I had scraped knees, major pain from a double knee drop to the back, and they hadn’t yet filed any charges, pending an investigation of the incident? Later, I received a legal summons to go to court for my arraignment. I am now being charged with the following: Unlawful Bus Conduct, Resisting Arrest, and Obstructing a Law Enforcement Officer. Also, as far as I know, they are going to try to ban me from transit for a year without even having a hearing, based just on the officer’s say so, without any evidence that I know of.
I have seen this type of intimidation tactic before, continue to pile charges then offer a light plea deal to settle the case. It is used when there is little or no real evidence or proof other than the word of the arresting officer!! It seems they think I’m uneducated and weak. Maybe the prosecutor has seen the booking photos and decided I am an outlaw because of my tattoos and I should be in Jail. Perhaps they know they have stepped into a police brutality lawsuit if they lose the criminal case!!!
It matters not what they think, only what they can prove and that alone will be their downfall. People who stand up for themselves and others, those who buck the normal system and speak for change, who cry for it, are the only hope to change a broken system that makes criminals of good people in the name of public control and safety. I refuse to be silent; I will speak; I will cry for change.
Why do we as a people tolerate these Individuals to have such Power? Is it because so few speak up?! Well, I refuse to be cowed or silent. This is so wrong! I am completely disabled with major back problems. Not to mention 2 strokes, which left me legally blind. I only stand 5′ 8″ and weigh just 130lb. This man could have crippled or killed me with his violence!! He needs to be stopped before others are hurt or unjustly incarcerated. I have heard others say that these Transit Police have been doing this to them, as well. I need legal help in my area to try and fight this and to hold these police officers accountable for their actions. Help me please, someone!!!
They are pitiful thugs and another example of completely out of control cops assaulting a disabled person just because I look different He was sure I had gotten my ink in the prison system and assumed I was a convict and a easy mark, perhaps. Yet, I have never been in prison and my ink is deeply spiritual as a reflection of my Soul.
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His ink is a reflection of his soul?
Still, “crazy” doesn’t make it acceptable for cops to beat and false arrest anyone.
But I’m sure the Donut Eating Brigade (Common Sense, t, and all the other cop suckers) will champion the cop and attack the freak.
“Attack the freak”
Does that mean believing his crazy?
So this guy spits in the bus…nasty (and note….he doesn’t deny that he did…only questions what evidence of it the police officer may have) Then wants to fight the officer when confronted about it. Gotcha.
No, he spit in the PARKING LOT, ie on the ground. That’s a hell of a difference (which you know and choose to ignore) That’s an arrestable offense?!? If you have nothing else to defend misconduct you just lie, huh? You guys are pathetic.
My bad dude.
I remembered “bus property” and thought “bus”.
As for it being “a hell of a difference”. Depends on your point of view. And that’s not what he got arrested for.
And what “misconduct”?
Should people be arrested for spitting in a parking lot? Yes or no.
I bet you don’t answer.
That’s not what he was arrested for.
Dang but you are dumb.
it’s a race between you and JC to see who is the bigger mental midget.
Says the guy who can’t follow simple logic.
You want SO BADLY for the police to something’s wrong that you can’t even see that stories like this….where some ass claims is was all because of his tattoos when his problems are his behaviors….you can’t see how the erodes your stance.
I don’t even know what the fuck you’re trying to say in the above paragraph. I guess you win the mental midget award
Ok then. Let’s review:
BuelahMan calls the author “crazy” and then says I will “attack the feak”
I reply to him about how the author doesn’t deny being nasty and spitting and only questions what evidence the police may have.
JM points out that he didn’t spit on the bus but in the parking lot and asks if that is an “arrestabke offense” and mentions officer “misconduct”
I then apologized for getting parking lot and bus confused and ask what “misconduct”.
YOU then chime in with something dimb and of point.
I then reply back to you….keeping the context of the article and the discussion in mind and discuss how your desperate belief and defense of guys who act like this author did erodes your stance.
YOU then rerort that you can’t understand any of that.
Hmmm. Sounds like you inability to understand is because you’re dumb.
and you wasted more time replying to me, you seriously are a dumb shit. Should know better than to reply to me.
Why? Because giving you yet another beat down won’t matter! Actually…that’s true. It won’t. Me but I still enjoy it
OK, but are you catching that he carefully did not say if he did in fact spit? And in today’s world of communicable diseases, that’s foul. And what was he doing with the cane when it was slapped out of his hand? Positioning it between him and the cop, perhaps?
“Positioning it between him and the cop, perhaps?”
Perhaps, or maybe he was using the diving rod to materialize the spirit guide that told him to put that ink all over himself like that.
Or maybe he was using the cane to keep himself from falling down, as in the normal usage of a cane.
Or MAYBE the cane is just another lame excuse these brutes with unlimited, egotistically driven power are using against another innocent man .
Seems to me that if he’s going to say the cop slapped the cane out of his hand, he should give the entire context in which this happened. Like, “I was leaning on my cane and the cop just slapped it out of my hand”. He’s telling only half of the story. That usually happens when the other half is not favorable to the version of events he’s trying to portray.
Right. And everything a cop says should be received as utter truth.
I don’t know if the freak is lying or not, but from what I see of cops,they lie with abandon. It is official business to lie. They are instructed to lie. It IS what they do.
Was the circus in town?
Why? Do you miss your mother?
Nice one, left myself open. +2
The author said, ” I got accused of spitting on bus property (The Ride share Parking Lot) and arrested”. The author also said he was charged with resisting arrest. Your medical “problems” don’t mean anything. You blame your tattoos which is sad on your part. Did you get them to hide behind your behaviors and make them the cause of everything that goes wrong in your life? Take responsibility for your actions.
What does it matter why he got tattoos? What the hell does that have to do with anything?
If you read the story, he called his “incident” profiling because of his tattoos. There is no proof of that.
Good argument! (That was sarcasm, just in case you missed it. I know you are “slow/Special”. But how exactly are you able to prove or disprove profiling based on the incident. Profiling is pretty hard to prove regardless.
Don’t feed the troll Yankeefan. I watch you guys go back and forth all over many pages. JC is a fucking moron. Hopefully he will get Protected and Served the shit out of one of these days.
Interesting. You appear to be the troll in this case.
I like to feed trolls, it let you get close enough to slap them.
It seems there is a standing order to kill the homeless and
Yeah, I live in this area, he is not that unusual looking for this area. That bus stop is a hell hole anyway.
Nice way to conveniently leave out any of the details of what he did wrong. No mention if he attacked a cop, resisted arrest, etc. Do you really think 100% of everything in this article is true? Any of you?
When ‘thug’ is automatically associated with LEO instead of gang bangers, half our job is accomplished. We will have positioned LEO to where they will greatly dislike the association.
How about chopping up the root feeding legal land?
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Post a pic of your boo boos and maybe we’ll take you more seriously… There are no court records under your legal name.
He sounds like a 100% liar who hates cops, nothing more!
I don’t appreciate the use of my photo of the Pierce County Sheriff suv on this article. The photo is my property and you do not have permission to use it so it’s stolen.