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Police Harrass, Arrest Family for Unpaid $1,000 “civil fine” Police gone BAD VIDEO

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by explorerimports, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. explorerimports

    explorerimports WA Active Member

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    This seems to be the new normal.

    [WARNING: Contains strong language.]

    DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. (CBS Atlanta) - ”At around 1:30am [sic] my family and I were awaken [sic] by the sound of loud and aggressive banging at our front door. The [a]ggressive nature of the banging frightened us so I walked into the guest room that looks over the front of our house and was shocked when I saw 3 large DeKalb County Sheriff SUV’s with large flood lights pointed at our house and windows.”

    That is the beginning of the description offered for a video posted to YouTube that accuses several officers with the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office of harassing a family late one recent night.

    The events depicted in the video, posted by the user yachtclubclthrs, were said to have taken place on July 26.

    CBS affiliate WGCL-TV spoke with area resident Donovan Hall, who is said to be the one who took and posted the video, and his mother, Natania Griffin, about the incident.

    “They never once told me why they were here, what they wanted, or who they wanted,” Griffin told the station.

    The video is shot from the top of a set of stairs, with the aforementioned lights shining through the front window. Several times during the video you can hear the deputies banging loudly on the door.

    At one point, Hall can be heard calling 911 in the hope of clearing the matter up.

    “I specifically ask the operator if she would send the police captain to the scene to ensure that we would not be harmed when we open the door, she said ok [sic],” the distraught son wrote online. “I waited about another 20-25 minutes for police to show up.”

    Hall added in his description, “No police ever showed up.”

    Ultimately, the family decided to open the door, but not before Griffin made several claims against the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office on tape.

    “If I’m dead in the morning, you what it’s because [of]. Do not trust DeKalb County Police,” she states. “This is retaliation against me for Sgt. James and … Howden, trying to kick in my door.”

    She also tells the camera that there is an ongoing investigation into her allegations that has lasted two years.

    Once the door is opened, officers charge into the house before pulling Griffin aside and placing her under arrest. Soon after, another party is reportedly handcuffed off-camera.

    “Put cuffs on his big a**! You gon’ [sic] open the door when I tell you to open the door!” one officer is quoted as saying, before threatening to use a taser on the party in question.

    Hall is now accusing the police of illegal entry and theft, and said that an officer identified only as Sgt. Magee told another party that extreme force was used “because they made a scene filming us.” He also claims that the police did not have a search warrant.

    Authorities, however, told WGCL that they did have a warrant for Griffin’s arrest for failure to pay a civil fine. They also admitted that the language used – which also included racial slurs – was inappropriate, but that no excessive force was implemented in her apprehension.

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  2. BoonDocks36

    BoonDocks36 Oregon, in the boondocks Christian. Conservative. Male.

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  3. explorerimports

    explorerimports WA Active Member

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    I expose All bad apples. Thanks for the link didn't know it was there.
    "No good deed goes unpunished"
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  4. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    EUGENE the REALTOR Portland Metro Active Member

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  6. Mr. Ben

    Mr. Ben Snohomish Co. Active Member

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  7. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    In any encounter with COPS, STFU and clearly state that you wish to make no statement without your lawyer present. As in the popular 'don't talk to Police' video, talking to them at all is a big mistake always. If they don't hear what they need to incarcerate you they simply lie.

    This guy was SMART. He shut up. He is out w/o charges and probably can sue successfully. Having a secondary, tiny camera on him was also brilliant. The freeze-frame loser pics at the end are priceless.

  8. Stevenav

    Stevenav Redmond Active Member

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    In that case, why don't the "good apples" deal with these bad cops the way they deal with civilians that piss them off, eh? They seem to have no problem with using violence against civilians so why not use it against their brother cops and straighten them out?

    they frankly should. And yes I do mean this... these sorts of bad apples can very likely not be redeemed because the "good cops" appear to be unable to "police" themselves so end them.

    The fact that they don't do anything to stop these bad cops just means that they are just as bad. They are complicate in promoting/enabling this bad behavior and therefore are just as bad as these cops. Until the good apples start doing their civic duty and crossing the blue line and weeding out the bad apples then they are just as bad. I don't care what you say to the contrary... till the good cops start shutting this bull pucky down... they are part of the problem too.
  9. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    They will not answer your questions, but they expect you to answer their questions and if you don't they get aggressive and you get treated like a criminal.
    We have heard of too many wrong address fiascos so what is to say that when this happens to us, what would we do?
    Sure there are good cops out there but how do you know who they are? just sayin.
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