IT’S WORKING… Government wants us to provide surveillance on anything “we” find suspicious

clip_image002IT’S  WORKING… Government wants us to provide surveillance on anything “we” find suspicious … Welcome to the land of the free and the home of the brave, you think…???

Oklahoma City police officer handcuffs woman for riding a bike and handing him her ID

 

By Laura Clawson Friday Oct 27, 2017 · 8:04 AM PDTA white Oklahoma City woman got a small lesson in what too many black Americans regularly face at the hands of police last week when she was handcuffed and held in a patrol car just for riding her bike to work. After a local resident called 911 to complain that a white man and a white woman were riding bikes looking at driveways, Officer James Herlihy stopped Kelsey Pierce because she was a white woman in a dark shirt with a backpack. Within moments after Herlihy stopped Pierce, he was threatening to put her in handcuffs, which is exactly what he did after she complied with his instructions and showed him her drivers license. (Watch the video below.)

Herlihy told Pierce that he had cuffed her “because you were throwing stuff at me. You handed the ID card to me like you wanted to use it as a weapon and throw it at me.” Those are some fragile damn police officers Oklahoma City has “serving with pride” (as the side of Herlihy’s patrol vehicle reads) if a woman handing over an ID seems like a threatening weapon. Herlihy included that lie in his police report, as well, despite the fact that he was wearing a body camera that proved he was lying and that he searched Pierce’s belongings without asking or receiving permission. And Herlihy was making a safe bet—after Pierce complained, the police department announced that the investigation would happen at the division level rather than going to internal affairs.

For her part, Pierce recognizes that the treatment she received—though unconscionable—is all too common for people of color:

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