Sunday, December 21, 2008

Statutory Violation

The original story is a couple of years old. The reason it's back in the news (well, is it really in the news? I heard about it through libertarian circles, never the news!) is that the wronged family is being prosecuted by the Galveston branch of the American Nazi Party Police Department for assault.

About two years ago, Emily Milburn was doing Mom things when a breaker blew. She asked her 12-year-old daughter, Dymond, to go out and reset the switch. Three plainclothes men jumped out of a van and grabbed Dymond. She wrapped herself around a tree and screamed for Daddy. The three men, vice goons, as it turned out began beating her and trying to pry her hands from the tree. "You're a prostitute! You're coming with me!" said one of the men. At no time is it observed that the thugs identified themselves as police officers.

Read the story here, and here. You can also read The Agitator's take on it here.

Dymond was released, but three weeks later police went to Dymond's school, where she was an honor student, and arrested her for assaulting a public servant. Griffin says the allegations stem from when Dymond fought back against the three men who were trying to take her from her home. Her father was also arrested.

Turns out that there'd been a complaint about an alleged prostitute plying her trade nearby--two blocks away, as it turns out. Dymond is black. The hooker in the complaint was not. The police picked out Dymond solely (well, maybe not solely--she is black, after all) because she was wearing tight shorts.

The Galveston thug squad offers no apology and is persecuting prosecuting both Dymond and her father for the "assault." Apparently, the initial assault by the police thugs is not to be considered "the assault," and the message to all young girls is to go meekly with anyone who tries to drag them into a van.

The thing that amazes me is that more of these thuggish police officers aren't killed by property owners whose homes and property is invaded by unidentified, obviously hostile subhumans. Don't dare put me on a jury in such a court case as this. This is an example of the things that can happen when police are given a blank check by a federal government that ignores its own laws.

People shouldn't be afraid of their governments; governments should be afraid of their people.

Warm regards,

Col. Hogan
Stalag California

8 comments:

mksviews said...

Geez, that sounds scary, where it the ACLU and all those organisations when some real persecution is happening.

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Col. Hogan said...

MK,

The ACLU seems to be interested in defending the sleazy, filthy, immoral/amoral dregs of society--as long as they are leftists. They defended the American Nazis once, but remember that Nazi is an abbreviation for the German for National Socialist Party.

mksviews said...

Defended nazis eh, now why doesn't that surprise me.

Hope you have a wonderful holiday break filled with family, friends and loved ones CH. Thanks for being such a loyal blog-buddy, for your eloquent writing and opening my eyes in many ways to a better understanding of freedom and liberty. I shall end with a Aussie saying, Good on ya CH. :)

T. F. Stern said...

The sun will come out tomorrow,,,

Merry Christmas from Lucy and me.

Col. Hogan said...

TF,

Not here....It's supposed to rain all day tomorrow!

Merry Christmas again!

The Wine Commonsewer said...

Listen Balko, I'm tired of all this depressing stuff....

Col. Hogan said...

TWC,

Balko is my mentor....