MARFA, TX — A Texas teacher has filed a complaint against Customs and Border Patrol, citing multiple instances of being searched and harassed at domestic checkpoints for no reason.
PISMO BEACH, CA — A woman was arrested and suffered numerous injuries after she phoned for help during an epileptic episode. She alleges that she was needlessly assaulted and that her seizures were interpreted as “resisting arrest.”
A new report on human rights has revealed a disturbing set tactics used in the pursuit of domestic terrorism. Among the findings was the fact that the FBI directly involved itself in planning a large percentage of foiled terror plots, often convincing impressionable or mentally disabled people to join the plot, then arresting them.
LONG GROVE, IA — A man with terminal cancer of the blood vessels is being put on trial for growing marijuana plants used to ease his suffering. If he survives long enough to be convicted, he could face 3 years in prison, which he believes will be a certain death sentence.
LAFAYETTE, IN — An officer has been allowed to keep his job and face no legal consequences after accosting a paralyzed and dumping him out of his wheelchair into the street.
ROANOKE, VA — A wheelchair-bound man was taken to the ground face-first and handcuffed because he rode his motorized scooter on the shoulder of a road against traffic, the way pedestrians are legally supposed to. Police impounded his scooter and took him to jail.
HOUSTON, TX — A woman and her disabled son were held at gunpoint when police breached their security door and raided their home looking for narcotics. They found none, since they were raiding the wrong address.
Gun-wielding, black-suited law enforcers busted down a door with a battering ram, terrifying everyone inside and leaving one man dead. Newly released helmet-cam video of the raid shows in graphic detail how this fatal no-knock raid produced yet another casualty in the vicious War on Drugs.
HALF MOON BAY, CA — A family was crushed and a community is outraged after a call for help turned into a hasty death sentence for a disgruntled teenage girl with special needs.
LOMA LINDA, CA — When a 65-year-old Vietnam veteran tried to discharge himself from a VA hospital, he received a fatal beating from police.
FLORIDA — A wheelchair-bound man, suffering from paralysis and multiple sclerosis, was raided by masked, gun-wielding agents and ultimately sentenced to 25 years in prison for possessing a one-month supply of his own doctor-prescribed painkillers. Mandatory minimum sentencing laws enabled this to happen, and remain a dangerous threat to the freedom of Americans who have never been accused of a violent crime.
COEUR D’ALENE, ID — Police responded to a call about a man who had been “creepy” while attempting to use an outdoor phone booth in sub-freezing temperatures. The man they found was a senior citizen who’s hearing impairment prevented him from immediately responding to officers’ commands. Police tackled him, ripped out his feeding tube, and then charged him with resisting arrest.
LOS ANGELES, CA — Federal checkpoint agents refused to let a woman board her flight when they interpreted her disabilities and inability to speak as a sign of terrorism.
HAWTHORNE, CA — A deaf man was brutally beaten by four cops while he packed his car just before he went to his regular Bible study class. The victim’s attempt to communicate using hand signals was interpreted as resistance and he was struck and tased until he was unconscious.
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — A deaf driver was beaten by police on the side of the highway when he was unable to understand and comply with their verbal commands.
SEATTLE, WA — A disabled child was harassed by government agents and his family was caused to miss their flight, all because inept security screeners thought that his medical equipment may have been a bomb. Even children with debilitating medical conditions set off paranoiac ideations and inhumane treatment from the Transportation Security Administration.
FREDERICK, MD — New details have emerged of the death of a mentally handicapped man, killed inside a movie theater in January while wearing police handcuffs. The official cause of death was asphyxiation, and an autopsy has revealed that the man suffered a peculiar injury — fractured throat cartilage — which one expert says could only have been caused by force of some kind. Force, which could have included a direct blow or manual strangulation. The officers still remain on the force, and many questions remain.