Is there anyone left in this nation in a position of coercive authority or government from the highest offices in the land to the local prosecutors and police that is not corrupt by power, money or simply an arrogance that transcends the rule of law? The answer is not too difficult to fathom. There are, but very, very few..too few to allow any hope of an ethical resurgence-and too many are corrupt to the very core to not be scared to death for life and liberty in this once great nation. We are, frankly, toast.
Washington Parish, LA — A man’s 30-second cell phone video has helped to expose an ominously plotted conspiracy within the Louisiana “justice” system.
Two years ago, Douglas Dendinger, 47, accepted an offer of $50 to act as a process server. All he would have to do is hand an envelope containing a lawsuit alleging police brutality to Chad Cassard, a former Bogalusa police officer.
Everything went smoothly. Dendinger handed the envelope off to the former cop in front of a group of police officers and two St. Tammany prosecutors. But then Cassard blew up.
“It was like sticking a stick in a bee’s nest.” Dendinger recalled. “They started cursing me. They threw the summons at me; right at my face, but it fell short. Vulgarities. I just didn’t know what to think. I was a little shocked.”
Although he was shocked, Dendinger was still able to leave and simply drove home.
But things would get worse, much worse.
“Within about 20 minutes, there were these bright lights shining through my windows. It was like, ‘Oh my God.’ I mean I knew immediately, a police car.”
“And that’s when the nightmare started,” he said. “I was arrested.”
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Charges crumble after cell phone video uncovered
What the officers and attorneys did not know was that he had one critical piece of evidence on his side: grainy cell phone videos shot by his wife and nephew.
Dendinger said that despite being cleared of all the charges, he’s still very worried about what could happen to him next as he pursues this lawsuit against the ones who tried to lock him up. And he should be worried, as no charges nor punishments have been brought against any of the people involved in this criminal conspiracy to deprive a man of his freedom.
Why Filming Police Activity Is Your Constitutional Right
After the recent controversies involving deadly police incidents in Missouri, New York and elsewhere, state and local governments are re-examining laws governing citizens’ rights to record on-duty police officers in public spaces. Citizen photography and videography give us accountability over law enforcement activity – the technology to do so rests right in our palms – but some police advocates claim that snapping away or filming is a threat to public safety and an invasion of privacy.
The confusion and controversy surrounding this issue highlight the need for a clear understanding of the constitutional rights for citizens, public servants and legislators. The law is clear: citizens have the right to record the police. It is guaranteed under the First Amendment. Every court that has ruled on the issue has upheld the right of citizens to film police.
Arrests expected soon in viral video attack–We are truly becoming animals-mind numbing story
Atlanta Police said late Thursday they anticipate charges will be filed soon in the brutal attack and beating of a 23-year-old woman last weekend. Video of the attack was uploaded to the internet and quickly went viral. WXIA