Today's police aren't the same as when U grew up.....
Posted in the Mapleton Forum
Since: May 07
#1 May 18, 2011
Growing up in several different small farm towns the police were always someone to turn to for help. Sure you had one or two that were always hard nosed but the rest were just trying to serve the community like they was supposed to.
Today's police would rather side with a child molester than a disabled man and wife or their family. When anything has gone wrong they don't want to talk to the witnesses involved. Too many times they have shown up and just displayed their authority. When asked if they want to talk to someone to vouch for their story the officers are in too big of hurry or just plain do not care.
Recently the police had been called out to Mapleton because a lady who seems to have issues with controlling her almost 16 year old daughter and minding her own business seemed to have thought I had stolen the signs from he yard. No proof at all but she was positive who had done it.
This ladies almost 16 year old daughter and her friend who is almost 15 had gone to the small park down the alley and threatened two of my youngest daughters. They were busy babysitting 3 neighbor kids who were 5,3 and 1.
They left the park and went to the 5,3 and 1 yr old house claiming that my daughters were trying to get these little ones to throw rocks at them. After leaving there and getting no sympathy from the parents they decided to call the police and tell them that my 2 youngest daughters had been throwing rocks at them.
Once again not a shred of evidence proving any of this but sure enough the police come a running and instead of asking questions to get to the bottom of the issue they came here and tried threatening me. The Peoria County officer actually made reference to two years ago when I was wrongfully arrested but not until I had been tasered. This case is actually in appeals right now because it had also stemmed from the 3 children across the street being left home alone while daddy and his wife ( former babysitter) worked 3rd shift in another town for 40 plus hours a week. The oldest child at that time was only 11 but the police bought into the lies back at that time also instead of just trying to get the facts first.
The children claimed at the time that I had been pounding on their door at 1 am and pulled the wires from their surveillance cameras. Once again there was absolutely no evidence to prove these allegations but the officer took it as gospel.
This was just the beginning of the nightmares for my family. Sadly if the officer would have only listened he could have found out the reason I had an issue with these children was because they had already been spreading lies at the local Rec Center and everywhere else that there was someone gullible enough to listen to them.
After having suffered at the hands of an officer who thought he did not have to follow protocol some almost 2 years later I was incarcerated for 4 days and 3 nights because the lawyer I had at the time did not call my Doctor to the stand to testify to my medical problems.
After losing the case but before the sentencing the lawyer quit. He tried blaming me for losing the case but in all reality he is the one who I feel is responsible for me going to jail.
After his withdrawal he sent a few nasty emails and tried saying that he was owed $10,000 and I was not going to get any of my legal paperwork or any of the evidence unless I paid him.
after having 3 more court dates it was decided that I had to go to jail because I could not do community services because of having multiple "unseen" disabilities.
Somehow none of this is important enough to get local media coverage or any kind of help for being disabled. Where is a person to turn in a situation like this?
Since: May 07
#2 May 18, 2011
And still having to deal with continued harassment from towns people I feel like we have lost our freedom and have no way of even standing up for ourselves in the event of the police showing up. The neighbor who had started all of these problems was actually video taping the police and our confrontation from his bedroom window.
His oldest son is continuously video taping me while I am working in my front yard but this is okay according to the police??????
It's time someone wake up and face the fact that a wrong has been done and it's time to stop doing spotty police work and get down to business. No one should have to tolerate being stalked by their neighbors.......
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