By: Glen M. Sutphin A.P.P.
Press Correspondent # 59465SUT
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This story is about the police and them being filmed legally while they decide that they are gods and can give everyone “ORDERS” and if you don’t comply you are severely beaten as a result of your non-compliance. This is all this amounts too. Was Devin Thomas in the wrong for what he did? NO. He was no where near the police nor was he interfering in their arrest or their search, they went out of their way to make that the case. And in doing so violated the law and should be held accountable. Now to the story.
“Devin Thomas who was assaulted by a Petersburg Police Officer for simply utilizing his 1st Amendment right to Record the Police. Not only did Thomas sustain a concussion, be he was additionally given 2 charges that are completely false and unfounded “Disorderly Conduct” and “Resisting Arrest”.” Shared from Virginia Cop Block.
Devin Thomas a 19 year old was outside watching the police conduct a traffic stop in the neighborhood. He took his cell phone out and started to film the police. What happened next was caught on video and shows the one officer proceed to grab him and then the audio tells the rest of the story. He was assaulted and beaten with a baton, then arrested for resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
This young man was beaten for doing the same thing the police were doing to the protesters, which I have on video and witnessed as I was filming the event. Two officers were conducting surveillance on the protesters and videoing as well as photographing what was going on. NOW IF IT’S OKAY FOR POLICE TO SPY AND SECRETLY PHOTOGRAPH AND VIDEOTAPE US, WHY IS IT ILLEGAL FOR US TO DO THE SAME TO THEM TO HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE. Which is really not the case for you can’t hold people accountable who decide their gods and can do as they please.
And this crap that the police can investigate themselves and find themselves guiltless is beyond belief. We need an office that will hold the police accountable that is not run, nor in any way connected to the police. A board of persons that will look objectively at cases and decide if the police are out of line, which most are now. Police can say they were in fear for their safety and shoot someone who is not a threat and we never hold them accountable anymore. Hell I wouldn’t be surprised if these police get medals and promotions for their blatant ILLEGAL actions.
I have covered this many times in my blog, Photographing the police is a protected right they are trying to do away with so they can have zero accountability. The SCOTUS has held that photographing and videotaping the police is not a crime and is protected, so why then can’t people like myself and Devin Thomas get any compensation and justice for doing what is not ILLEGAL? Yet time and time again our rights are violated and the police always seem to get away with it. Why is it so hard for us to hold police accountable? Why are we deifying these people and making them above the same laws they are suppose to uphold? WHY are these Priests of the Temple of Law being glorified and deified to the point that anything they do is okay, we just have to live with it. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH IS TOO MUCH.
If I did half the damn things these thugs in blue do I would be digging a huge hole under some jail for a new basement and never be seen again. YET these Priests can disobey their own holy words and the so called JUSTICE SYSTEM let’s them do as they please.
Saying that all police aren’t bad is laughable, if they were not so bad how come they never arrest the ones who do the bad stuff? Why is it so hard to get rid of the bad ones? BECAUSE THE BAD ONES RUN THE SHOW. Yes not every police is a bad one, but when you let those who disobey your holy words get away with doing wrong you are complacent and are just as bad.
I do so hope that Devin Thomas gets his day in court and can show that they were in fact in the wrong. I somehow don’t see that happening the way the system is now. They will make this a racial issue and sweep it under the rug. It will be added to the pile of growing complaints and be forgotten in a few weeks.
The problem isn’t going away and is getting worse. Every day we are driven deeper and deeper into this growing police state where the Priests of the Temple of Law will soon be our overlords and rulers over the populace. Carrying out the supreme orders of the High Priest of the land. Making sure all us PEASANTS and CIVILIANS or as they like to call us “CITIZENS” do what they order us to do, noncompliance will result in a sever beating or death. We will bow to our overlords because they will make us. I will never COMPLY so for me you will have to beat me to death. My head has been bludgeoned but unbowed. I do not bow to inferior persons on a power trip. You do not own me, nor will you ever.
I stand with people like Devin Thomas who say enough is too much. I’m sorry he got beat for doing nothing. The power mad idiot that did this to him needs some jail time with others he may have beaten. Locked in a cell with those whom he had beaten before with no one there to back him up. I see why there are vigilantes and I see how and who makes them. HELL I could almost be one myself but I am barely holding my actions. Because I know in the end I will look bad and will justify their actions when they come against me. So I fight a different way. I fight them in the INFOWAR. Getting the truth out there for the masses to see.
Making my voice heard through video, photos, writing and radio. Getting the word out in the INFOWAR that is taking place, standing side by side with those who like me are fed up with a broken useless system. I don’t show the police in a bad light have never done that. THEIR ACTIONS show them in a bad light I just tell everyone about it. And You other police who are doing nothing to prevent these things puts you in a bad light. I hold no ill will to any Priest of the Temple of Law, I wish them safety and no harm, but doing the things you do makes people want to come after you.
You come upon a situation and you act. Your action are then judged and can be held in question, yet time and time again you police are given a green light to do whatever you desire it seems. You beat people, you shoot people who are innocent and get off with a “I WAS FEARFUL”, “MY LIFE WAS IN DANGER”, “THE SITUATION WAS FLUID AND I HAD TO ACT” or other so called reasons to do what you do. NO ACCOUNTABILITY, NO JUDGE, NO JURY, you just act and the COURTS give you a pass and let you go. We are heading down a dangerous path with this kind of unaccountability. These are good people your hurting and the “CITIZENS” will not put up with much more of it.
BUT THAT’S WHAT YOU ELITIST WANT ISN’T IT. Phucking Troglodyte Idiots. One last word to the police before I end this, if your so damn fearful of your life being in danger every minute of the day, GET HELP. I don’t want some snot nosed baby coming to take care of a problem and going mental and shooting people because they were fearful. Grow a damn back bone. BUT I KNOW IT’S JUST AN EXCUSE. You will do what you will do and I must do what I am doing to counter it. So the GAME goes on..
What should the average reader take from all this, IT IS LEGAL AND A PROTECTED RIGHT TO FILM THE POLICE. If you see them you have the right to film them, doesn’t mean they will follow their own laws just means you have evidence when and if you get to court. Luckily Devin Thomas walked away from this with just a busted head. Their are those who the police kill for doing this. THE POLICE NEED TO BE BROUGHT BACK IN LINE OR THERE WILL BE BIGGER TROUBLE LATER. If you see them filming you film them back. If you see the POLICE breaking the law definitely have everyone film it that way there is multiple records of it.
STAY SAFE OUT THERE and hold the police accountable. And as always stay tuned there’s more news everyday.