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Law student brutally arrested while waiting at a bus stop (VIDEO)

Posted by Faith Braverman • 03 Mar 2014

“SAPD…the LAPD of the Central Texas”


SAN ANTONIO,TX–When I came across this story featuring a student from my Alma mater, I wasn’t entirely surprised at its contents. San Antonio police are notorious for their excessive use of force, with some officers even raping young women while they’re on duty. Yet I felt compelled to reach out to Abie Kyle Ikhinmwin, a law student from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and ask her for more details about a senseless arrest that left her feeling “dehumanized.”

How did the whole incident start?

I was initially recording officers setting up a speed trap on my phone. I was shocked that there was so much man power being wasted on issuing speeding tickets. And the officer had no idea I was recording. When he walked up to me, he motioned for me to take my headphones off. He assumed I was listening to music. They had no idea I was filming them.

What were you doing at the bus stop that caught the officer’s attention?

I believe I got the officer’s attention because I am black and live in a nice part of town. Friday afternoon around 4:30 I decided to go to the grocery store and rode my bike to the bus stop. While I was waiting there I was harassed several times by an officer. First, the officer told me to move myself and bicycle out of the street over his loud speaker from his car. I complied. The second time he approached me in the street and I didn’t recognize him. He stated that he previously asked me to move, and that he was for a second time asking me to move my bike into dirt. I told him that I keep my bicycle tires clean and that I wouldn’t move my bike into the dirt. From there he began getting more and more hostile.

He asked me if he could see my ID. I told him he could not, and that I was not breaking a law. He then grabbed my wrist tightly and said, “You aren’t going anywhere.” When I asked him to let go of my wrist he refused and he grabbed my arm. I again told him to let go of me. He started dragging me and hitting me, and it physically escalated into him punching me several times in my back, and sides. He started throwing me around, slamming me into his car, pulling me by my hair throwing my head into the seats. I was never charged with anything, I was never read my rights. I was told I was under arrest and handcuffed.

Why did you choose not to provide ID?

I chose to not provide ID for two reasons… First, I know my rights and knew that I wasn’t breaking any laws and therefore didn’t have to provide any ID. Second, I had the flu, I was on my way to the grocery store after being home sick for days. Just as most people who are running errands are in a rush and don’t like to be interrupted, I don’t like to be harassed on my way to the grocery store, school, work, etc. We don’t live in Nazi Germany and the SAPD is not the Gestapo. So, I chose to exercise my right to say NO.


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What did they ultimately charge you with?

They ultimately charged me with failure to identify myself, or walking without an ID, which in itself is a ridiculous charge to hand out to a pedestrian.

I want to point out that the whole reason the officer was harassing me was my bike. However, the infraction I was cited on had nothing to do with my bike. How is that not an admission of fault? Saying you are under arrest for one thing and citing me for identification? It’s almost painful to watch. He couldn’t think of anything to charge me with and he obviously abused his power, but instead of being a man and saying he made a mistake, he conferred with his colleagues and came up with failure to identify myself. I missed the memo that says ‘walk with identification or get beat up and go to jail.’

Did the officers use excessive force while arresting you?

They threw me in the back seat of the squad car where several other police officers joined in degrading me and threatening me. They threw around my Cannondale bicycle, closing the door of their car on it several times. On the ride downtown the officer who assaulted me said, “You know, if you press charges… they will keep your bike as evidence and you won’t get back for at least 6 months.” When I got to jail I was not charged with anything and no one could tell me why I was being held, yet I was thrown in a cell for 4 hours. I asked when I got there to see a doctor for my injuries and they wouldn’t let me. From the time I was there until the time I left, the doctor sat outside of the cell adjacent to me with no patients except maybe two that were in and out and I was not permitted to see him. Also, the officers asked me where I was from and about the origin of my name. I told them I am Nigerian and the officers began calling me the Nigerian Nightmare. I have never been so disrespected in my life. I was beaten and didn’t get to go to hospital until hours after. I have documented all of my injuries and was seen at Methodist Stone Oak for my injuries. I still have bruises and it is over a week later.

Has your opinion on law enforcement changed after this incident?

My opinion has not changed. I have always known that our legal system has flaws… mainly because there are very little education requirements. It is ironic that this officer stated that he was doing all of this for my safety… yet he beat me up. I never wanted this. I never wanted this to be my story. I am a first generation American, and my friends and family are all appalled. The worst part about all of this is this is the middle of a very busy semester. My last semester at that. I work hard. I go to school. I go to work. I study. That’s it. I respect people around me and expect the same. This entire incident has really shaken my faith in mankind and I’m trying to turn it around so that no other person is subjected to these type of atrocities

Feliciano Rendon threatened me by saying if I pressed charges against him they would keep my bike as evidence for at least 6 months. Where is the humanity in that? Be a man, apologize. You beat up a 25-year-old girl for nothing.. because he feels so inept in his own life that he has to abuse his power. I told the officers I have worked with great cops that do great work... especially at the DA's office when I interned in the Family Violence Division. This is not what policing is about. This is not what good policing is. I'm sitting in jail for doing nothing and he is patting himself on the back... high-fiving his buddies. He needs to held accountable. I want the entire SAPD to know that I am not afraid. I am educated, and I know I did nothing wrong.

There was also a female officer that appeared after I got beat up. I told her that guy just beat me up and her response was I probably deserved it. I told her I was a legal intern at the Family Violence Prevention services, and I could tell them every procedural error they had just committed aside from actually beating me and unlawfully detaining me. Her response was, "Oh yeah? You're going to tell your court buddies? I bet they will think it's so cool that you are sitting in the back of a squad car."

I told her, "I am not ashamed of where I am sitting, because I have done nothing wrong. The shame belongs to you. Go ahead and enjoy your day, because when I get out of this, you will remember my name and remember how this day ended your policing career."

I am the victim here, not the criminal. Badges and uniforms don't give us free reign over others.

The SAPD could not be reached for comment. Abie is currently looking for a pro bono attorney to help her with her case. If you'd like to help her out, email her at abieyuwakyle@gmail.com



  • CEDUPZ

    Sue civil y and personally, make them feel it, for the stupidity, and assaults.

  • CEDUPZ

    Some re low standards in cops, how ignorant and brain tards are cops, with weapons, the devolving of America, giving authority to idiots…thugs. too many out of control low thinkers are cops…armed and dangerous, supported by higher ups, even more corrupt

  • Marcus B.

    Again, this is not a race issue, most cops are out of control, abusing power as they please, ticket writing, donut eating pigs

  • Bobby__Fisher

    “..I’m reporting this. Keep talking..”

    Right on. Now make them pay.

  • Moral Majority

    Texas is a real Shthole

  • soul hunter

    Maybe she can sue them . . . our justice system is flawed

  • James Koenig

    All need to help google fight for rights to wear Google Glass at all times, in all states. States are already trying to outlaw wearable technology that has cameras built in. And this is a perfect example why everyone should have evidence catching technology ready to go.

  • 63Marine

    She needs to sue each officer, not the city. Doing so will send a message to the other gestapo cops who think they are God!!! This shit needs to stop….

  • Guest

    The officer will never be held personally accountable.

    I’ll bet $1,000 the local D.A. lacks the integrity to pursue charges.

    • gubronious

      Maybe, but just the fact that this courageous young lady exposed their Nazi tactics may start to turn public opinion and open eyes.

  • Oberon123

    This law student better study harder. There are lots of jursidictions in which failure to provide ID is an infraction. I totally agree that she should never have been treated this way, but as a law student, and possibly future lawyer, she loses the right to choose which laws to obey. She can represent people who challenge these laws, or she can lobby to have them changed, but she can’t flagrantly disregard them herself. I completely agree that these laws are horrid, but by planning to become a lawyer, she has put herself into a different class of citizen. With her attitude, she may never become a lawyer.

    • http://www.maniacelectricmotors.com/ Christian Vazquez

      What law did she disregard? It was the officer that had complete disregard for the law. There is no law requiring her to Identify herself in Texas unless she has been lawfully arrested. And I don’t understand that future lawyers “lose a right to choose what laws to obey’, as if others have that right. She simply knew her rights and the officer either didn’t or didn’t care.

    • http://wiseoldsnail.org/ wiseoldsnail

      the constitutions says you’re wrong

      with your attitude, i sure hope someone videotapes your abduction by police, and connects it to this asinine comment for all of us to enjoy

      • Oberon123

        And all the case law interpreting the Constitution says that I’m right.

        • http://wiseoldsnail.org/ wiseoldsnail

          constitution trumps case law … police have no right to demand id unless one is driving a car … in which case police may ask for driver license …

          you say stupid things like ‘as a law student, and possibly future lawyer, she loses the right to choose which laws to obey’ …

          first of all, she wasn’t choosing to disobey any law, as no constitutional law requires us to show id to police for no reason . secondly, nobody, no matter their profession, loses the right to challenge the constitutionality of laws by refusing to obey unconstitutional laws or actions by police

        • http://wiseoldsnail.org/ wiseoldsnail

          no, child, all the case law does not say you’re right

  • Melissa Hamari

    Bruises kept her out of school for a week? What kind of wuss stays out of school for bruises.

  • Jim Smith

    Shameful, don’t go to San Antonio its crazy. Cops are idiots down there.

  • carl

    time to start handing out civilian justice to these badged thugs since they r immuned to criminal prosecution follow them home set up protest out side their homes with signs that state the oppresstion that they have infficteted on the very ppl they are suppose to serve and protect , oh wait i 4got the sepreme court change that mandate in 2012 and has changed “sever and protect ” to enforce draconian government laws

    • http://www.maniacelectricmotors.com/ Christian Vazquez

      This is exactly what we need to do. If we don’t act on behalf of other’s rights who will be there for us. I like the idea of protesting outside their homes.

  • GarryMoss

    File a complaint against every officer involved. Complaints should remain on the officer’s record forever.

  • Ernest

    Yepp, all officers suspended upon a thorough review of this. I cant believe that they diud that to her. And plus she cant get her bike out of impound unless she pays! I think I would let her bike go for free bc thats the least of their worries at this point.

    • Ernest

      The officers were catching speeders, didnt like what they saw as a citizen recording them and they ( the cops) herrassed this woman and it got out of hand. These guys have out of control egos and hopefully they pay dearly. They left there job of catching speeders to go stop her from recording is what it boils down to! They ought to be ashamed and they ought to get their azzes handed to them for putting their professionalism on hold for a temporary feel good situation that may cost them their jobs or a write up. Idiots.

      • Doviculus

        The police that assaulted this young woman should have their own mom’s beat up and put their property in impound. Make them pay to get it out. See how they like the same treatment.

    • Doviculus

      Just go in with a pair of bolt cutters. Say that they are impounding STOLEN property, and your going to retrieve it. Or file a police report with the sheriffs office for her bike being stolen by an officer and any other property that they took from her.

  • Gunny Lowery

    Until citizens realize that police have no more rights than citizens and stand against injustice this will continue and escalate. Wonder why cops are shot in LA? It’s abuse of power like this. It’s that 10% that abuse the badge that make it dangerous for the 90% that really do want to do the right thing It’s time to not wait for court or Internal Affairs…video, photo and call out injustice everytime you see it. Make them pay…if 12 people are taping…there’s no way they can get away with it.

    Much like the police carry vidcams in their dash, these can be had for $40 for your own car…another $20 get’s you forward and rearward views simultaneously. Your cell phones all have cameras, turn them on when you’re stopped, whether you expose it or put it where it can capture the action is up to you.

    Take action. I don’t call for violence, but I do believe it’s time for citizens to end
    this police state mentality and if there are those that want to
    perpetuate it…you leave us no choice…the warning is clear…use
    violence…you’ll be met with swift and just equal force under constitutional provisions for defense
    and it’ll make examples of you. Don’t push the citizens…we pay your salary and support you if you do the job right.

    • Doviculus

      True that. They can reap what they sow.
      Keep a copy of the Constitution and take it with you everywhere you go as well as a video camera.

    • Ed

      A large portion of the job description is to disrupt the lives of people who have not harmed anyone. Therefore, there is 0% “that really want to do the right thing”.

  • Myles A Hart

    u have a right to travel un-infringed…by any conveyance you wish…supreme court said so…now they are going after walkers, instead of people traveling by automobile..it gets better every time i hear these stories

  • Guest

    The police in Parkersburg WV are the same if not worse. They deal drugs and everything else. The police chief used drugs in high school. They pulled me over last year for not having my car inspected. I was on my way to pay the tax on the car and get it inspected. Instead, they took me out of my car and hand cuffed me because I have a Canadian drivers license. One officer asked me how much money I had on me. And how much I have in my bank account. I told him it was none of his business. He took me out of the car at that point. While I was cuffed one of the officers wanted to know where my drugs were. The he went on to ask where my guns are as well. The officer that asked about my money told me that I needed to give it to him. Their supervisor showed up with a K-9 and commanded it to hit on my car. They asked me if they could search it, I told them NO, not without a warrant and not without my lawyer, His card is in my wallet. They proceeded to violate my 4th amendment rights and searched the car. Their dog damaged my car as well, and one officer took and broke and erased my video camera. I was video taping them. I have a video of when they let me back in my car. It is on youtube. I filed a complaint and nothing has been done and the same supervisor got in trouble for assaulting a prisoner while he was hand cuffed.

    This young woman should sue the city, and the chief, and each officer involved. Also she should sue them in civil court for mental anguish and assault and discrimination.

    The police in this country are stepping past what their actual power as a PEACE OFFICER. They are trigger happy, and they get into frenzies every time they confront someone.

    This behavior needs to stop. They need to be held accountable for their actions no matter if they have a badge or not.

    The young lady in the story above should also put the officers in a citizens arrest for assault, attempted assault with a deadly weapon, inciting a riot, disturbing the peace, false arrest, battery, theft , destruction of private proptery, and racial profiling in the intention to discriminate.

  • brett r

    I see where she made the mistake. Next time submit and obey. Lay on the ground and roll over to expose your belly. If they are in a good mood they might take it easy on you.

    “We don’t live in Nazi Germany and the SAPD is not the Gestapo”

  • Doviculus

    The police in Parkersburg WV are the same if not worse. They deal drugs and everything else. The police chief used drugs in high school. They pulled me over last year for not having my car inspected. I was on my way to pay the tax on the car and get it inspected. Instead, they took me out of my car and hand cuffed me because I have a Canadian drivers license. One officer asked me how much money I had on me. And how much I have in my bank account. I told him it was none of his business. He took me out of the car at that point. While I was cuffed one of the officers wanted to know where my drugs were. The he went on to ask where my guns are as well. The officer that asked about my money told me that I needed to give it to him. Their supervisor showed up with a K-9 and commanded it to hit on my car. They asked me if they could search it, I told them NO, not without a warrant and not without my lawyer, His card is in my wallet. They proceeded to violate my 4th amendment rights and searched the car. Their dog damaged my car as well, and one officer took and broke and erased my video camera. I was video taping them. I have a video of when they let me back in my car. It is on youtube. I filed a complaint and nothing has been done and the same supervisor got in trouble for assaulting a prisoner while he was hand cuffed.

    This young woman should sue the city, and the chief, and each officer involved. Also she should sue them in civil court for mental anguish and assault and discrimination.

    The police in this country are stepping past what their actual power as a PEACE OFFICER. They are trigger happy, and they get into frenzies every time they confront someone.
    This behavior needs to stop. They need to be held accountable for their actions no matter if they have a badge or not.
    The young lady in the story above should also put the officers in a citizens arrest for assault, attempted assault with a deadly weapon, inciting a riot, disturbing the peace, false arrest, battery, and racial profiling in the intention to discriminate.

    • Doviculus

      I live in Canada. I came to the states to handle my parents estate. They passed away this year. My mom passed in March. My Dad was in bad shape, his cancer came back and he could not take care of himself. He gave up on life when his wife (my mom) passed. I am still here due to the probate process. I stay here for a few weeks then I go back to Canada for a few weeks. That is why I have a Canadian drivers license and that I am a permanent resident of Canada. I have been harassed 4 to 5 times since I have been here. I surrendered my concealed carry license as well.

  • moi2u

    How horrible! We’re a police state now that we need to produce ‘papers’ for waiting for a bus or moving a bike???

  • Aliel The Heretic

    Filming cops – LEGAL.

    Refusing to ID when you have committed no crime – LEGAL.

    Being beaten and arrested for disrespecting a couple of gang members in uniform…..

    PRICELESS.

  • Jim N Kim London

    As a 25 yr now retired police officer from Arizona I am amazed at this women story. If any of it is true let alone entire episode I am ashamed to say I called them brothers. This type of behavior by a police officer of any rank or agency is a complete travesty for all law enforcement across the country. These officers should be arrested and tried for the crimes pursuant to the locals laws and federal laws they have broken for this woman’s treatment. In all my years of wearing a badge I never had a problem with cameras at any scene I was at or investigated. If it was to be a undercover position it was just that, done without notice by the public so cameras were never involved to begin with, but, this is so, so far from reality of modern day respect for anyone on the streets of America. I hope you find a law firm that will handle this for you and if your story is proven I hope every badge carrying party is jailed and fined a great loss of money.

    • Doviculus

      Sadly, the officers these days are mostly kids right out of high school or fresh out of a vocational school. Most have psychological problems. Some were bullied, so now they think that since they have a badge, they can “get even” and bully the everyday citizen. The others want to be like “Billy bad ass” and try to break every law knowing that they have backup that will lie in their behalf. This country is becoming more and more like Hitler’s regime, the 3rd Reich. While using 1938 through 1945 gestapo techniques.

    • http://wiseoldsnail.org/ wiseoldsnail

      refreshing . i really mean that …

  • JohnM66

    I have no doubt that there are now attorney’s lining up to take her case. I wish I was licensed to practice law in Texas – would more than happily take both her criminal defense case pro bono as well as the massive civil case that she is entitled to. That cop is a perfect example of why I entered law school. Such out of control Nazi tactics are repugnant in our society and must be punished to be deterred.

  • Ronald Pence

    Unfortunately there are a lot more like the one that disrespected you. They are a disgrace to all of the nice police. I do hope this ends the career of several of them including the female cop. I have seen one female in this area with a definite chip on her shoulder against men. Not me but an incidence I observed a long time ago. Another male ex police threatened me and my son in my business. I wish I knew what ended his career but he had a large anger problem. For him to have been a police for a minute was a mistake. Another time two stopped my son in his classic car. He drove slowly a block back to my business and stopped under the lights. I walked up on them front he darkness and they were being very smart with him. He was dressed in his work clothes from working on his car. They wanted to know where he got the car and were sure he stole it and were starting to get rough with him when I walked up. They had no idea he was a college graduate with a good job from his dress so they thought it was ok to bully him. If I had not been there it could have ended different for him. Your incident is a reminder of that. He is white so some will use their authority against anyone without regard to color. No one should fear the police but when people are treated like this these memories stay with us for a lifetime. I hope you can realize that some treat everyone this way but not all are so unfair.

    • Kevin Joubert

      Wrong. EVERYONE should fear the police.

      • http://wiseoldsnail.org/ wiseoldsnail

        methinks he meant nobody should HAVE to fear police

        • Kevin Joubert

          I know. :) I was just being a smartass.

  • Barkhorn

    “I respect the people around me, and I respect the same.”

    So why do you respect the pigs? Honestly?

    They do nothing but beat people up, drag them away, throw them in cells… I’ll never get it.

  • Jaime

    As much as this situation sucks, I guess we can all be thankful that the police just ensured a T14 law grad will be stomping the crap out of police from here until the end of her career. I love it when police start an avalanche that leads to more and more people learning how to sue the crap out of them.

  • Paul Kopacko

    Typical fat, over-officious, power mad, stupid cop throwing his weight around (literally) in an attempt to prove his penis is not too small. What a pretentious jerk!

  • Billy The Kid

    Texas isn’t the bastion of freedom people think it is…

    • Iain Adair

      Seriously–is there a Texas statute making it illegal to walk around without carrying I.D.? Somebody?

      • Kevin Joubert

        I couldn’t find a definite answer to this. Several states, and Texas is one, require to to truthfully identify yourself when asked, but it doesn’t specifically say you have to present ID. I recommend everyone interested do some serious research in your state. I find the premise wholly ridiculous myself. But one thing that can get you with a bike is many places require you to follow all traffic laws when riding a bike on a public road. That might include having ID.

        • http://www.maniacelectricmotors.com/ Christian Vazquez

          If you have been lawfully arrested you must identify yourself. If you have been lawfully detained you can’t give false identity, but are not required to identify yourself. Almost all police in Texas are not aware that they can not detain you for simply not identifying yourself. Or they don’t expect anyone to exercise or know these rights. Here is the Texas Code…

          Sec. 38.02. FAILURE TO IDENTIFY. (a) A person commits an offense if he intentionally refuses to give his name, residence address, or date of birth to a peace officer who has lawfully arrested the person and requested the information.

          (b) A person commits an offense if he intentionally gives a false or fictitious name, residence address, or date of birth to a peace officer who has:

          (1) lawfully arrested the person;

          (2) lawfully detained the person; or

          (3) requested the information from a person that the peace officer has good cause to believe is a witness to a criminal offense.

          (c) Except as provided by Subsections (d) and (e), an offense under this section is:

          (1) a Class C misdemeanor if the offense is committed under Subsection (a); or

          (2) a Class B misdemeanor if the offense is committed under Subsection (b).

          (d) If it is shown on the trial of an offense under this section that the defendant was a fugitive from justice at the time of the offense, the offense is:

          (1) a Class B misdemeanor if the offense is committed under Subsection (a); or

          (2) a Class A misdemeanor if the offense is committed under Subsection (b).

          (e) If conduct that constitutes an offense under this section also constitutes an offense under Section 106.07, Alcoholic Beverage Code, the actor may be prosecuted only under Section 106.07.

          • Ed

            “Peace officers” don’t exist, so none of this “Texas code” applies to anyone.

            • http://www.maniacelectricmotors.com/ Christian Vazquez

              anarchy

              • Ed

                is wonderful.

    • http://wiseoldsnail.org/ wiseoldsnail

      amerikkka isn’t the bastion of freedom people think it is (or wish it was), either

  • Ted John Noga

    shocking one more piece of shit given a badge

  • ugo2020

    i don’t understand why she was waiting t the bus stop if she was riding her bike. she said she was filming a speed trap set up. anyway, the cop seemed like a bully but also seems like she could have avoided the issue by just leaving the area. i know it shouldn’t be like that but everyone knows the cops are likely to test us into doing something wrong so they can get aggressive with us. maybe she should have told him she needed to make a call to find out if she was doing anything wrong. why do we have to assume the cops are acting in accordance with the law and our civil rights?

    • http://www.maniacelectricmotors.com/ Christian Vazquez

      What would be the difference what she assumed? We need to go out of our way, avoid living our daily routine or lives because of a cop in the vicinity that might violate our rights? That is probably one reason cops have been so emboldened. Most of us aren’t as fearless as her.

    • Kevin Joubert

      Many people ride a bike to the bus stop, put the bike in a rack in front of bus and then ride bus and get off and have their bike to go from there.

      • ugo2020

        it wasn’t this case here cause she didn’t have her bike parked in any rack. she had it on the street and then told to move onto the dirt

        • Kevin Joubert

          The racks I am referring to are on the bus. Not at the bus stop.

          • ugo2020

            ah ok, i never knew they had that, tnx

            • http://wiseoldsnail.org/ wiseoldsnail

              best reply ever from someone getting corrected in a contentious debate

  • http://www.maniacelectricmotors.com/ Christian Vazquez

    Her email is registered with paypal. We can support her fearless fight for justice and accountability.

  • Michael Santarella

    nazi bastards

  • cuivre2004

    Meh… probably an Obama voter anyway. She wants these types of government intrusions. (and I doubt she was ‘admiring the work of the cops’ as the story states- that is laughable).

  • RobertL

    So you don’t need ID to vote but you need ID while standing at the bus stop!

  • John C Hall Jr

    They only make $13 an hour and hang around criminals…..you would be a mongrel cop too!

    • Alex Cobb

      No I wouldn’t.

  • Hassenbensober

    Move your bike off the street? When you ride a bike don’t you ride it on the street. I don’t get it. F…ing cop makes a big deal out of nothing!

  • John Smith

    Mugged and property held for ramsom.

  • Film The Police Always

    I love this arrest because this will help the cause to go after bad cops. She will probably become a civil rights lawyer and I sure hope she does. She needs to sue these mutha fuckers! I cant stand bad cops, and why these departments keep these cowards on the force is beyond me. I hope to hear on the news that this cop was brutally murdered, and his head was shipped to his family.

  • Guest

    Mugged and property held for ransome.

  • Richard StJohn

    You have a greater chance of being killed by police than by a terrorist. In my mind that is unacceptable. Then there are stories like this that occur every day and go unreported. The cops are out of control. Not all cops are bad. But I believe this is just the Obama/Holder mentality working it’s way through the legal system. Selectively enforce the law, use whatever means you wish, intimidate and assault anyone who may protest, and then tell a few lies to cover your wrongdoing. At this moment I believe the government is a bigger threat than the criminals they are supposed to protect us from.

    • Ed

      You speak as though there was a difference between a cop and terrorist.
      A large part of a cop’s job description is to disrupt the lives of people who have harmed no one. Therefore, anyone taking the job is bad. Therefore all cops are bad.

    • http://wiseoldsnail.org/ wiseoldsnail

      as if this wasn’t occurring for the many decades before obama/holder … riiight

  • Babylonandon

    I want you all to be watching and listening. You all need to be aware. Everything that is going on is just the precursor to what will happen in the next few weeks – not 6 or so months, not years. The whole system we’ve all been raised to believe that exists to protect our rights is going to disappear – virtually overnight. We will be under Martial Law before summer hits its peak … and all these sorts of incidents … will be just child’s play.

    They have been being taught terror tactics about how to surprise, subdue, intimidate, oppress, and create absolute fear by the use of sudden, overwhelming and unreasoning violence against the public at large. Go back and look at your history … at what was done in Germany, Italy, Russia, China, Korea, Cuba, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Haiti, Zimbabwe and many many others … about how expert people have gotten at subduing a civilized society by acting with immediate and unimpeachable brutality that sweeps away all the foundations of human interaction and supplants them with unending terror and mayhem.

    It is coming unto each of us … like a freight train … you can hear its whistled warning … if you are listening.

  • Ben Emery

    Make it possible to personally sue cops and police brutality rates would go down by 95% overnight

    • http://wiseoldsnail.org/ wiseoldsnail

      ‘zactly

  • Aaron Hollander

    Thank goodness for cameras…can you imagine what used to go on before them.

  • TJHillgardner

    I hope she considers a police misconduct practice. It doesn’t sound like she was considering that line of work before this incident.

  • Micky Baker

    SAPD, give her her belongings back. You don’t have a right to keep them.

  • Rob Meier

    It’s obvious they harassed her because she was taping them. So they arrested her on a class D misdemeanor which will get thrown out. He told her what the charge was which she refuted. He later booked her on an alternative charge.

  • butterflyinoh

    I believe it’s only going to get worse, sorry to say.

  • http://drjdsjr.com J D Smith Jr.

    And they wonder why they’re hated (I mean the cops of course).

  • Joey McCabe

    This woman has more guts and brains than 99% of LEO’s

  • Tonethousand

    Sue the them!!! Hit them in the wallet. See how fast the offending officer is terminated.

    • Robert Reed

      Suit does not hit “them” in the wallet … almost invariably, if there is a settlement or a judgment, it the the union insurance or the city insurance which takes the hit & the officer STILL isn’t held accountable
      The question re: termination always comes down to who the officer is offending … & the fact (s)he is offending citizens doesn’t come in to play.

  • bapdco

    If you can be arrested for not having an ID,,,,why the hell are you allowed to vote WITHOUT having an ID???

    • ugo2020

      yes yes yes!

    • Robert

      Spoiler alert: Texas has voter ID laws.

    • patrickw

      So apparently it is now a crime to have a wallet stolen, or to lose it… oh wait I criticized the SS-SAPD, I am guilty of thought crime…. RUN

  • Steven

    IF this is true – because I have been burned quite a few times being outraged at the initial story, only to find out later it was completely different – IF this is true, THEN suspensions and possible criminal charges are in order.

  • Teresa Mann Wolfenbarger

    That is terrible…and it is a power thing for the officers. Right after 911 happened and they had police in the airports I was scheduled to fly to Nevada. Anticipating heightened security, I took everything out of my purse except for my I.D. and $ 20.00. I cleared the screening, the x-ray area and was sitting in the boarding area when an officer came up to me like a big bad bully and said, “I think I saw something suspicious in your purse on the x-ray and I would like to search it. I said, of course officer, and he made a big production to take me to the x-ray machine where everyone could see how powerful he was, and he dumped my purse out on the belt….my $ 20.00 and my drivers license fell out. His face turned brilliant red. And I just said, I fit the profile right? 50 years old, Blond, & female. I wish I had recorded it because I would post it on every social media to show that police are just adult bullies

  • dixichic

    This is Nazism all over again. God help us from this infiltration of scummery. I’m glad she stuck it to them with her educated mind and self dignity.

  • InfidelNumberOne

    sue the cops under USC42 Sec 1983

  • Corey

    doesn’t even make any sense. Seriously why the HECK would they feel the need to be so aggressive? What kind of person are they? Simply ask the girl “hey would you please move your bike? I feel like it’s not the best place to have it sitting.” And if they say “I’d prefer not to.” Then just freakin’ leave it alone! Seriously….I just can’t even fathom people that would act like these kinds of cops do. You have to be a special kind of person to be such a dick and disrespectful and impolite to people.

    • Kevin Joubert

      Sadly, the job is such that it attracts a good many people like you describe… aggressive sociopaths. I say that not based on my opinion, but on the opinion of people I know that work in law enforcement. Not all cops are bad… but the job is such that those that ARE bad, have plenty of freedom to be so.

      • Heretic2011

        And these “good ones” you speak of look the other way when the “bad ones” do what they do. So….Why are they good?

        • Kevin Joubert

          I don’t think I called any of them “good ones.” Its a relative term regardless.

    • Joey McCabe

      they are power tripping bullies, plain & simple

    • Bradley Hill

      And if they say “I’d prefer not to.”
      ====================
      Oh sure!!! And the officer can ask her if she would accept a few free passes to the police ball?

  • Ronnie South

    I hope this young lady goes on to be a great lawyer and ultimately prosecutes douchebag cops like this.

    • Oberon123

      Actually, she’s an idiot. For the reasons I stated above.

      • http://www.maniacelectricmotors.com/ Christian Vazquez

        Cause she shouldn’t choose what law to obey as a possible future lawyer!! makes sense. lololol.

  • Carla Carney Pizzuti Finke

    if you have ever been arrested, you wil know that they lie, they threaten you, and are physically abusive. take them to court and win! make sure to get a jury…

    • Ed

      As though going to court costs nothing.

  • loveanurse57

    This is nothing more than strong arm tactics, this is a shameful act on a citizen who was doing no wrong. These officers should be fired period.

    • http://wiseoldsnail.org/ wiseoldsnail

      and charged … and convicted … and caged

  • Alan Williams

    Pretty sad…she was deprived of liberty and property without due process. You should not have to “pay” to get your own property back unless you have been convicted of something.

    • dook22tx

      You shouldn’t have to pay to get your own property back even if you are convicted.

    • leslie green

      That poor girl’s lifeline was in her bookbag…she needs what’s on her computer and her bike. She shouldn’t have to PAY to get them released…. absolutely asinine, the whole thing is totally unfair… that cop should be fired.

    • Kevin Joubert

      I agree…but the real problem is what happened to her is in fact considered acceptable “due process”. And a large chunk of “conservative” voters consider everyone in uniform a de facto hero that should never be questioned. This country was BUILT on telling authority to GFY, yet all these supposed “patriots” roll over on command to anyone wearing a badge.

      • Proudtobeteabag

        Boy are you misinformed “Kevin” it’s you liberals that give these dirt bag cops all the authority to treat people like crap. Real “Patriots” do not roll over, they stand for justice. I think it’s you that needs to GFY.

        • Kevin Joubert

          I am not a liberal “Teabag”. And I haven’t advocated giving them power here or anywhere else so you can stop making shit up in the absence of any real contribution. When so called conservatives stop draping themselves in the flag and realize that bullshit like mandatory recital of The Pledge of Allegiance, defense of marriage act, patriot act, preemptive war and de facto hero worship of anyone with a badge would have our Founders turning over in their graves, then maybe they can start to offer a real alternative to the disease of statism. Until then they are offering nothing more than a different flavor of the same shit sandwich liberals are serving us.

          • Alex Cobb

            Boosh!

          • Ernest

            Leave the politics out of this guys! This woman was abused by the system and the officers need to be treated with due process and fired if possible. This is BS whats been going on without people haveing the ability to video.

            • http://wiseoldsnail.org/ wiseoldsnail

              this is all about politics . police have the freedom to abuse us because of politics … because of ignorance of those electing only those who serve the monied elite

      • moi2u

        Really, Kevin??? I know many conservatives and None of them would think what happened to this lady is okay. I suppose you will pull out the race card next, since you want to play politics with what is clearly a terrible act of police abuse of authority.

        • http://wiseoldsnail.org/ wiseoldsnail

          but they’d still elect those who defend these actions by police

      • ugo2020

        what a bunch of dog do-do this comment is. climb back under you’re rock kevin – the world doesn’t need you

      • Redley

        Your parents spared the rod on your backside. You will certainly reap what you sow in your life. By the way, I believe you will have a very short life span with your anti-authority attitude.

        • Kevin Joubert

          Don’t pretend you know anything about me, my parents, or my backside. And as far as your unquestioning blind respect for authority goes… Its blatantly obvious to me which side of this nation’s founding conflict YOU would have sided with. “All Hail the King!”… right? Thank GOD, for people throughout the history of this country who constantly question authority. “It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.” ― Benjamin Franklin

        • KevinJ

          “It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.”― Benjamin Franklin … but I am sure you’d prefer “Hail to the King”.

  • Rob Morse

    I hope Abie finds a good lawyer, and becomes one.

  • dougiefresh85

    This is not a black or white issue this is an American issue.. We have seen this over and over again.. We as Americans need to step up and If you see this happening and any Abuse happening film it and tell the Officers that they are breaking the law. It only takes one to start a Revolution..

    • http://wiseoldsnail.org/ wiseoldsnail

      sorry to inform you, but it is still a black & white issue … even though violence by police is now spilling into mentally ill and otherwise white populations … their abuses are still largely against black and brown people

  • Kevin Joubert

    “Show us your papers!” Every single last officer involved should be suspended pending investigation, and if her story is deemed true, they should be fired and the city should be sued for rights violation. That’s just utterly fucking ridiculous.

    • Danny Chron

      That^

    • Bradley Hill

      I hope you come into a situation with police where you are proven guilty until you can prove your innocents. What goes around comes around.

      • http://wiseoldsnail.org/ wiseoldsnail

        what did kevin say to make you respond like this?

    • Dave Turner

      No, should the officers be found guilty of misconduct, they should be sued personally. Suing the city insulates bad police and makes the taxpayers pay for their misbehavior.

      • CTH

        No. What she alleges is a crime and if proven the officer(s) should do some hard time.

        • ThomasThePaine

          No: If guilty, they should be hanged high in front of their precinct and left there to rot for their “brothers” to see and remind them that We The People are their masters, not the scumbag politicians who hire them!

        • Dave Turner

          Agreed but in cases like this people need to sue the officer(s) in question directly. Suing the department and the city doesn’t really affect the officer’s bottom line at all and that needs to change.

          • http://wiseoldsnail.org/ wiseoldsnail

            they have immunity

            • Dave Turner

              Then that needs to be changed. They hide behind the city’s skirts when it comes to things like this and that need to stop.

              • http://wiseoldsnail.org/ wiseoldsnail

                we agree

              • Lea McNalley

                The City employs them. They train them, dress them, furnish them with weapons, along with the right to use them – then send them out to do as they see fit!! The City is responsible!! We all know the one thing that matters the most in politics is MONEY!! Keep suing the City and holding them accountable for the officers they employ and perhaps they will start training them appropriately, so as to minimize their own risk. If you expect something to change because “they” should care about people’s rights, sadly you will be waiting along time.

                • Dave Turner

                  That’s not going to change their behavior in the long run. Equate it to a kid breaking windows and the parents paying to have the glass replaced. What impetus is there for the kid to alter their behavior?

                  Sue the police officer directly in addition to the city and when it affects the officer’s bottom line personally, my guess is that you’ll see some change in behavior.

                  As it is, they know they’re protected by the city and their union so they don’t have any financial stake in the game. Change that and hopefully things will change.

                • Lea McNalley

                  Just to confirm – I don’t disagree with your opinion and I’m not looking to argue with you. Just to clarify that the City is and should be responsible for those they employ. And sadly the best way to effect change is to bring up the risk exposure to the City. If the officers were personally liable with no risk to the city, then why would the Government care who they send out into the public with weapons and ultimately the final result of same. The officer should stand criminal charges for his behaviour, he assaulted a woman!

          • Kevin Joubert

            Its not an either or. The city’s policies are what embolden the police officers and those are based on politics. As it stands now, officers hide behind “by the book” procedures, even if unethical, immoral and in violation of US and State constitutions. This is why family pets are killed, innocents are wounded/killed in no knock warrants, etc. etc. Yes… personal liability for the LEO would certainly change things, but policy and politics need to be changed as well. Lawsuits against both the city and the individual should be possible.

            • http://wiseoldsnail.org/ wiseoldsnail

              even their own ‘book’ doesn’t cover these abuses . they just claim that and corporate media puppets repeat it ad nauseum

              what are you saying ‘lawsuits against … the city’ ??? you’re forgetting we are ‘the city’ … these suits should be against individual officers, their bosses (sergeants, chiefs), and their bosses (city administrators) … along with district attorneys who prosecute cases with no evidence … while refusing to prosecute leos for committing crimes …

              these lawsuits should not be taking payouts from city coffers, which is collected from us to protect, provide and care for all of us, not protect killer cops, violent cops, lying cops, and otherwise thug cops

              • KevinJ

                I’m not disagreeing with you on the idea of personal liability. You aren’t going to effect that change though, until someone in charge loses their job over the lack of it. I know you want to save the tax payers the cost of a legal defense, but you aren’t going to get the changes you want without some politician losing his job over the cost issue. Right NOW, you have the ability to sue the city… do it.

                • http://wiseoldsnail.org/ wiseoldsnail

                  i’m not telling people not to sue their cities … just clarifying that the money comes from cities, and not from those causing the lawsuits

                  meanwhile, one would think the people of a city, having lost millions to lawsuits because of police brutality by their agency, would stop agreeing to fund said agency

                  so far, no go … people still ignorantly cry for ‘more police’ and to approve every new request for funds by already funded agencies, with no concern for the money lost for programs for their kids, etc

    • http://wiseoldsnail.org/ wiseoldsnail

      and they should be charged for assault, theft of property, destruction of property, abuse of authority, kidnapping …

  • Joe Roy

    more police state crime. These guys thrive off of being in charge. Many have sever physiological problems and use their authority to show themselves as important, very sick and very wrong