We Need Civilian Police Review Boards in Oceanside, CA and Carlsbad, CA to rein in outrageous police behavior like gang stalking and other forms of police misconduct.
ACLU on Fighting Police Abuse
“THE BAD NEWS is...
police abuse is a serious problem. It has a long history, and it seems to defy all attempts at eradication.”
Incident at McGee Park in Carlsbad, CA on July 31, 2013
When I arrived at McGee Park on July 31, 2013 to take my brother for a walk in the park three police cars were there. When I got into the park a man who had witnessed what happened there told me this:
The Carlsbad Police pulled over a woman for not wearing her seat belt. A passenger in the car got out of the car. The man I talked to was upset with what he saw.
"Where I got upset it was bad enough to watch the one guy up on top of her" -
the woman had been forced to the ground - "her rear is showing because she has a short dress on. Her clothes are kind of all coming off of her. She is exposed to the world over here. The cop was just on top of her. Literally riding her. Looked to me like he really wasn't trying to get her under control just being on top of her. And so she was like get off of me, get off of me."
"So then that other car comes up. He just runs out of his car as if this guy is in mortal danger. Like he's fighting some gang member with a knife. He jumps on the lady, kicks her with his knee, kicks her like this as hard as he can. Then he hits her in the face with his fist. I am not kidding. I saw this. He hit her with a fist. I think he practically knocked her out."
Remember this is over the driver not wearing a seatbelt.
This started when the person on the passenger got out of the car and went around the back.
The person telling me this thought the Carlsbad Police used bad police procedure right in the beginning. Just allowing the woman to go around the car. "He let her be outside. Obviously, there were some words being exchanged." But the next thing he told the woman - you're under arrest.
At that point the man told me everything went haywire. The policeman started grabbing the lady. "She was like - what are you arresting me for. What's going on? Like kinda of anyone would do. He was kinda messing with her like standing up. Then he decided because she wasn't cooperating he was going to take her to the ground. He puts her arms behind her and jerks her back to the ground."
"To pull her backwards onto the ground. She could have got a concussion. Then the guy comes up kicking her, punching her. I'm like for what?"
"That was sexual assault what I saw. I saw him sexually assaulting her on the ground. He had his hands all over her. Doing whatever he wanted to her on the ground and she wasn't having any of it. I don't blame her."
"That's where I got upset when he was climbing all over her and she's screaming and yelling for help. That's where the other cop came in and he made it so much worse. And I'm like why did he have to do that?"
"You don't need to be hittin on her. To me that was beyond police brutality. Why did he strike her? She's on the ground. She's already got an officer on her back."
"They had the power to restrain her and they decided to use assault instead of restraint."
As I go around trying to inform the public of my own Gang Stalking by the Oceanside and Carlsbad Police Department and the Citizen Vigilantes they allow to Gang Stalk Citizens, I hear again and again stories of police misconduct. There is one way to make the Oceanside Police Department and the Carlsbad Police Department accountable to the public and that is to have a Civilian Review Board both in Oceanside and in Carlsbad.
Police Departments that Gang Stalk, that allow Citizens Vigilantes to Gang Stalk, that are perceived by many members of the community as abusing their power must be monitored. Citizens of Oceanside and Carlsbad need to demand the creation of Civilian Police Review Boards.
“WHY IS CIVILIAN REVIEW IMPORTANT?
Civilian review establishes the principle of police accountability. Strong evidence exists to show that a complaint review system encourages citizens to act on their grievances. Even a weak civilian review process is far better than none at all.
A civilian review agency can be an important source of information about police misconduct. A civilian agency is more likely to compile and publish data on patterns of misconduct, especially on officers with chronic problems, than is a police internal affairs agency.
Civilian review can alert police administrators to the steps they must take to curb abuse in their departments. Many well-intentioned police officials have failed to act decisively against police brutality because internal investigations didn't provide them with the facts.”