Went to the train station today to go to work, pigs were checking the tickets, okay whatever no problem, I show him my ticket and keep walking. He gets an attitude and says ‘I can’t see it’ even though I literally watched him, watch me, buy my ticket. I’m said what the fuck I’m running late and he says now I’m getting a 75$ citation for being unruly for saying fuck in the subway station. So apparently there’s no free speech allowed in the subways as of January 1st he then starts just talking shit about my ‘Attitude’ and I tell him I don’t have to be nice because you have a badge. He gets on his radio and goes to look me up in the system. I’m waiting on the wall and he askes me to put my things on the ground then from about two feet away tells me to turn around and put my hands behind my back. As soon as I looked at him and asked him why he threw me up against the wall twisted both of my arms and told me to stop being a little ass hole and that I was being arrested for an outstanding warrent. Turns out the LAPD never processed my time served to go twards my outstanding fines. While walking me up the stairs to bring me to the car he was pretty much just whispering in my ear about how much of an ass I was and let me know that “if an officer asks you to do something you comply first and don’t ask questions” excuse me if I’m wrong but that’s fucking absurd, you have got to be out of your damn mind if you think you can treat me like that, that fucking badge doesnt give you a right to not tell me why you’re arresting me. Eventually he lets me go with another citation while him and his buddies make snide comments about the occupy patch on my backpack. Walked away from it with like 200$ in tickets, bruises on my wrists and an even deeper disgust for the totalitarian regime were living in.
I was having a conversation with a friend on Facebook yesterday about the Treyvon Martin case, i was being pretty civil about expressing my opinions until some random person decided to respond to my not agreeing with him.
“We aren’t living in the 1800’s. People just love using the crutch of racism to get attention, don’t they? :) Times have changed and suddenly black people feel like we should treat them better than everyone else (which is differently in case you’re too illiterate to realize that) when their ancestors fought so hard for EQUALITY? Ha. What a fucking embarrassment you all are to the African Americans who fought tirelessly to get equality for their race. Yet, people are blind and continue to want some special fucking treatment. Grow up. Everyone profiles someone at some point, Zimmerman followed the kid because of the breakins, he didn’t “stalk” him or “hunt him down”. He was keeping an eye on his neighborhood…. Which as his JOB. Accounts say that this kid confronted this man in a violent way. If the kid had been any other race, would we be all up in arms about it? The answer is no, because this is clearly self defense. It’s sad that such a young life was lost, yes I agree to that. But, the kid brought it upon himself, and obviously was down the path of wasting his life. Not anyone’s fault but his own.”
Now i understand everyone is entitled to their opinions but what the fuck? the last bit of that comment just digs under my skin, i cant believe anyone could say ‘the kid brought it on himself, or not anyone’s fault but his own’ and have a clear conscience from it, im baffled, and pissed.
Saturday was the M17 Occupy festival in Downtown right across from Solidarity Park (formerly La city hall park). It was a celebration of the 6 month anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement. It was filled with free food for the community, information to give to the public, and music! It was going pretty well until the police decided to crash the party, a group of maybe 10 or so officers just come up and start getting rude with us, It was pretty rainy yesterday so we set up a tent to store all of the paper materials. This apparently wasn’t okay, they already literally stomped all over the other tent that was being used to protect us from the rain, so i went over to the materials tent to help start taking the paper information to a car so it wouldn’t get ruined by the rain, as we are trying to comply with the officers they form a perimeter around the tent while im trying to explain that im trying to HELP them do what they want us to do, we were listening to their requests. They try to literally force me from being around the tent, soon after that we take the tent down after we explain to them that that’s exactly what we were doing before they decided to come over. Soon after that, an occupier decided to go on the other side of the fence, Im not sure why, but when he came back on our side the officer who had been instigating things rushed over to him and went to go arrest him, people ran over to make sure he wasn’t being abused, people ran over to shoot video too. the rest of the 10 or so officers ran over batons extended to break up the situation, and they began to arrest a few other people in the crowd who were standing behind their mini police line, 4 officers jump on top of one person slam him to the ground, literally shoving his face into the cement and into a fucking tree, I get pushed over to 3 different officers until one of them just decided to throw me down to the ground. A total of 4 people were arrested, one could have a broken arm, one was arrested on a felony “Lynching” charge, after the arrests happened and the officers with the pepper ball shotguns showed up the cops literally, in 10 minutes flat dissapeared from the scene without a trace, it might as well have been kidnapping, the officers involved refused to give us their badge numbers, which in case you didn’t know is completely illegal, and refused to give us any information about where the arestee’s were being held. It was a clear show of force and intimidation by the LAPD brought on by absolutely nothing. The police force is getting pretty comfortable with instigating situations at peaceful events, and its absolutely shameful.