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Two false charges in Electra, Texas. Prosecutor tries to add more at pretrial. And so much more.
youtube ^ | Feb 10, 2014 | snesinĚ

Posted on 02/21/2014 10:39:34 AM PST by Nachum

I verbally objected to an unconstitutional search of my vehicle in Electra, Texas. Police officers Matt Wood and Gary Ellis maliciously responded by issuing me two false citations. I got a copy of the dashboard-camera video at the pretrial hearing. It showed all. City attorney Todd Greenwood demanded I give my copy of the evidence back, and tried to have me arrested when I refused.

Todd Greenwood then compared rural Texas to the movie Deliverance, and warned me "What's written down in the Constitution is one thing, and the real practice is another."

All charges dropped. Section 1983 anyone?

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: charges; donutwatch; electra; false; texas
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1 posted on 02/21/2014 10:39:34 AM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Carmen didn’t dance well? This galls my thought.


2 posted on 02/21/2014 10:41:21 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Nachum

Wichita County, Texas. There are still a great number of Democrats there in spite of a large retired military presence.


3 posted on 02/21/2014 10:45:15 AM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: Nachum
All charges dropped.

Unfortunately that's usually not the end of the story in these small towns were the LEO's don't take to kindly on average peons not "respecting their authoritah". Expect to have a cop car sitting outside your house for no apparent reason at odd hours, and following you about a foot off your back bumper every time you try to go out for a jug of milk. Unfortunately, I've seen it happen.

4 posted on 02/21/2014 10:47:02 AM PST by apillar
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To: apillar
a jug of milk

Not going there ... Not going there.

5 posted on 02/21/2014 10:52:41 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: apillar

In these small towns cops don’t always have a heck of a lot to do. Gives them the free time to harass and pester those who they see as “disrespectful” (by which I mean don’t knuckle under to them.)


6 posted on 02/21/2014 10:54:49 AM PST by FAA
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To: Nachum

As a resident of Wichita County I’ve seen this in the news lately.

Electra is a very small town, 2,700 or so, and has, at the moment, 1 police officer. The Police Chief was fired in January. The town is now patrolled by the Wichita County Sheriffs Patrol.

I believe the officers in the video are now working for neighboring counties.


7 posted on 02/21/2014 10:56:22 AM PST by Sporke
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To: Nachum
Wow! Not to self: Avoid Electra Texas at all costs.

I do hope he files a Section 1893 regarding the two officers and then goes after disbarment of the prosecuting attorney. He has the evidence for both.

“...Not every harm you suffer or every violation of your rights is covered by Section 1983. There are two requirements. First, Section 1983 applies to the “deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the Constitution and laws.” This means that the actions you are suing about must violate your federal rights. Federal rights are those given by the U.S. Constitution, Amendments to the Constitution, and laws passed by the U.S. Congress. They are explained in part 1, below. Second, Section 1983 also says “under color of any statue, ordinance, regulation, custom or usage, of any State or Territory.” Courts have developed a short-hand for this phrase. They call it “under color of state law.” This means that the violation of your rights must have been done by a state or local official. This requirement is explained in part 2 below...”

8 posted on 02/21/2014 11:07:05 AM PST by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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To: Nachum

It’s a good thing there wasn’t a dog in the Van. One of those notorious Shi-Tzu attack types could have forced the officers to defend themselves with a few hundred rounds spent.


9 posted on 02/21/2014 11:13:29 AM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: Nachum
Tulia, Texas, a small town northwest of Electra, had its reputation damaged by overreaching local officials who arrested and prosecuted a significant percentage of the local black population of the town on narcotics charges. Based on false verbal evidence from an undercover agent, the local officials railroaded many people whose involvement with the drug trade was nonexistent to long terms in state prison. After the state and national media picked up on the story, the cases were retried and Governor Perry pardoned most of those convicted.

While the police abuse in Electra is small scale in comparison, it is nonetheless the sort of bad publicity no small town with a declining population can afford.

10 posted on 02/21/2014 11:19:14 AM PST by Wallace T.
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To: Nachum

Everyone involved was a jerk, except the prosecutor.


11 posted on 02/21/2014 11:20:15 AM PST by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: Nachum

“unconstitutional”???

Does that word even mean anything anymore?


12 posted on 02/21/2014 11:31:33 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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13 posted on 02/21/2014 11:34:52 AM PST by RedMDer
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To: Nachum

bookmark


14 posted on 02/21/2014 11:54:44 AM PST by Toadman (To anger a Conservative, tell a lie. To anger a liberal, tell the truth.)
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To: Nachum

Bookmark


15 posted on 02/21/2014 12:03:16 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Robert357
Federal rights are those given by the U.S. Constitution, Amendments to the Constitution,

Wrong.

No rights are given to We The People by The Constitution.

The Constitution limits government and specifically details what God given rights said government may NOT infringe on or violate. Without the Constitution, we would still have these rights but no bulwark against tyrants from violating them and subjugating us.

16 posted on 02/21/2014 12:07:26 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it." - George Orwell)
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To: vetvetdoug

I have family there and when I visit I’m always surprised by the number of libtard letters to the editor of the local rag. My family sent me the link to this video lasr week. I was shocked at the conduct of the cops, prosecutor and the lame judge. If the cops in north Texas aren’t our friends, the cops anywhere else aren’t our friends.


17 posted on 02/21/2014 12:07:51 PM PST by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Broi)
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To: Jack Hammer

>> “unconstitutional”???
>
> Does that word even mean anything anymore?

No, not really.
It’s why I’ve taken to using the term “contraconstitutional”.
(The plus-sides are [1] it hasn’t been numbed via overuse and [2] that it more accurately reflects the idea of ‘going-against’.)


18 posted on 02/21/2014 12:13:10 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Nachum

So this is Texas justice?

I suggest everyone watch this video at the link...They messed with the wrong guy who had taken the time to educate himself against government corruption.

BTW, those implying this only occurs in small towns are incorrect.


19 posted on 02/21/2014 12:18:18 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

BTTT.


20 posted on 02/21/2014 12:27:11 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: stinkerpot65
Everyone involved was a jerk, except the prosecutor.

You forgot the sarcasm tag. The prosecutor was the biggest jerk involved. I would hate to think that little sermon he gave the defendant was in front of the judge.

21 posted on 02/21/2014 12:28:34 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it." - George Orwell)
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To: Sporke
I believe the officers in the video are now working for neighboring counties.

This is a problem in Texas, nobody checks and roid riding gym rats get hired down the street.

22 posted on 02/21/2014 12:42:59 PM PST by hadaclueonce (Because Brawndo's got electrolytes. Because Ethanol has Big Corn Lobby)
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To: Nachum

Awesome vid. The prosecutor was speaking the raw truth. I’m astounded that he would do so.


23 posted on 02/21/2014 1:32:00 PM PST by zeugma (Is it evil of me to teach my bird to say "here kitty, kitty"?)
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To: Nachum

I am so glad I never saw Deliverance.


24 posted on 02/21/2014 2:26:08 PM PST by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: Nachum

I can’t stand to watch this. I am so tired of the Nazi enforcer cops. When the civil war starts, it is going to be these cops that start it.


25 posted on 02/21/2014 3:46:33 PM PST by backwoods-engineer (Blog: www.BackwoodsEngineer.com)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

The prosecutor spoke the truth. Most of these little towns, that video would have “disappeared” and he would have spent the night in jail.

Everyone involved was on a little power trip. Sad.


26 posted on 02/21/2014 3:51:44 PM PST by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: stinkerpot65
Everyone involved was a jerk, except the prosecutor.

The prosecutor should have been beaten like a red-headed step-child.

27 posted on 02/21/2014 7:00:51 PM PST by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: stinkerpot65
The prosecutor spoke the truth. Most of these little towns, that video would have “disappeared” and he would have spent the night in jail.

The prosecutor was trying to intimidate the peasant into a "joint viewing" of the video, which he apparently hadn't had time to view himself.

He would then have "shaped" the video confrontation into vague threats against the peasant, attempting to massage the situation into a plus for his gunthugs.

I think he crapped his pants when the peasant confronted HIM.

You can bet there would have been gunthug violence against the peasant if the boy hadn't been in the courtroom.

28 posted on 02/21/2014 7:08:31 PM PST by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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