Tuesday, May 12, 2009

ACTUAL FOOTAGE Pastor Beaten & Tased by Border Patrol & DPS

Fox 10 News did a clip on this, you can view it here.


My husband did a live interview with Breitbart yesterday, you can watch it here.


Arizona DPS Officer J. Mitchell really enjoys his job



Channel 3 News did a news clip on this last night, you can view it here.


This is not for viewing by children.

The camcorder cuts out, but he was still being tased long after that.


  1. And now all of you police, good and bad, understand why us normal civilians do not respect you anymore.

    You guys went from PEACE OFFICERS to LAW ENFORCERS. Its a big difference and one I hope changes. Until then, I will denounce your road blocks and street searches and hope all of you cops find a nice warm spot in the fires of hell.

  2. Thank you, Steven, for posting this, and for persisting. Torture is still illegal in the United States, even when done in revenge by police. I hope you make these goons pay, and I hope all other goons see how much they will have been made to pay, so the class will develop some improved respect for the law and the Constitution. You are a hero to many. God bless you and your family.

  3. What's the latest? the 'click here' isn't accessible. I take it the footage of the patrol agents cameras were obtained by your attorney. Please post on what happened at the court appearance, suit filed etc.

    Best of luck!

  4. So so sorry. Awful!! I feel bad for you as a wife to have to watch this. It would be very hard. We will be praying...

  5. I hope everyone of these criminal "police" officers are arrested and imprisoned. Steven, you are a true American hero. Thanks for fighting and educating us what is happening to our country. 2 Chronicles 7:14.

  6. I found out tonite in an email. My hubby and I were horrified and appalled by this! I don't even know what to say.

    I hope they are held accountable for this and are punished. I hope they get it with both barrels!

  7. "So when are these guys getting thrown in the slammer for this obvious abuse of the rights of an innocent person?" I asked rhetorically, knowing full well that the answer is "probably never."

    Our religions are different, but I believe justice is universal. And I do believe that if justice can't be had here on earth, the good Lord will see to it that it is meted out in the next phase of our life journey. In either case, justice is God's will, and you know how the Lord's Prayer goes — "Thy will be done." God bless you all.

  8. Pastor Anderson,

    At 1:19seconds, in freeze-frame a sadistic grin is very clearly visible as that piece of filth in uniform fires his state-issued taser.

    That image is going to be with me for a very long time. As disgusting as it is, it's an image worth having to know just how far "law enforcement" has sunk.

  9. You can be arrested for refusing to obey an arbitrary order from a police officer? Hmmmm, they get to make their own laws????

    I am so sorry you have to see this ZsuZsanna (and for your husband having to endure it!) But it is with your children you have to be so careful with how you handle this - what a truly hard task.
    Praying for you,

  10. I feel physically ill hearing your husband's cries. God be with you.

  11. Matt Dudley - Collinsville, ILMay 13, 2009 at 9:57 AM

    I still cannot believe this... it pure madness. I hope that everything works out for you and these "officers" get what they deserve....

  12. Or, like every other Google user, you guys were hit by the glitch that the rest of us that haven't posted these videos were hit by. You should have seen me trying to get it to work as well.

  13. scandalous! its what we now expect from so-called upholders of the law. good on you for standing your ground, i hope it goes well for you.

  14. For those like myself who were disturbed by the video, you may not want to watch the news clips since they show the same thing.


  15. I can't watch, it's too difficult. My heart goes out to you, this is a terrible, terrible thing to live with. I truly believe justice will come to all of us, and I thank God for it. Your poor husband, it is so awful that this happened. Those horrid people, I hope they know enough to beg for God's mercy. God forgive me, I also want to see them punished.

  16. I was sickened when I saw this video. What happened was clearly an abuse of power because an innocent man invoked his Constitutional rights. More people need to start invoking their rights. I am so sorry that that had to happen. I'm even more terrified because my brother took his exam to become a border control officer today, and I hope to god that he doesn't turn into one of those men.

  17. I am so sorry about your husband. This is horrible. All Police are like poilticans they are curropted. Great job posting this video to get the attention to this. I hope those idiots get arrested and beaten for what they did. You should defiently call every newstation and newspaper and radio station quick. Police burtality must end! Please let us know by like posting another video or blog about what is being done about it. I really hope every one comes to that protest too, best of luck!

  18. This story is awful, being tazered not once, but repeatedly, I thought they could only tazer you so many times before they had to stop. I hope they get what they deserve.

  19. I'm glad Pastor Steve finally got his camcorders and footage. The first time I watched it I noticed the spiteful, teethy smile of the DPS officer who fired the Taser through the window. It was revolting to my heart and stomach to hear Steve's moans of agony and electrocution. It also enraged me. I sympathize for anyone who hears that sound, especially the Pastor, you, his other friends and relatives. On one hand there would be more evidence of excessive Tasering if the camcorder had not cut off. On the other hand, we are spared from hearing more of his agonizing screams. I agree/ believe that electrical shocking by Taser is cruel and usual punishment! (So is impalement and laceration with jagged glass!)

    I was also frustrated and inconvenienced last night while YouTube was down for maintenance. I think you may be paranoid about Google sites and services being down or malfunctioning. Then again it's suspcious that it happened when his story first broke.

  20. How did the court date go? Has that happened yet? Have you received representation from ACLU or other source? I am sure the ACLU would be happy to represent you in this matter.

    As for the issues with Google related services... An issue like this is a local police issue and there is no way 'strings' would be pulled to affect your google services. There is a known issue with the youtube views not updating properly.

    Good luck to you.

  21. My family is very familiar with corrupt police. My father has gone through nearly 3 years and still suffers from cops who lied that he made an "oral confession" to a sexual crime against a minor, no recordings, no evidence (to this day), no warrants, etc....

    All I have to say is, don't expect the court system to vindicate you. You will be surprised how absolutely corrupt the 'justice' system in this nation is. The police will flat out lie, their word will be taken as God's truth, and the cops will never be ruled against. I wish you luck and will follow your progress.

  22. Steve's forehead is bleeding more/looks bloodier in the Prisoner ID photo in the Ch. 3 News clip than in any of the other news and YouTube photos or videos.

    For those that missed the Breitbart interview earlier today, when and where can people see it? It doesn't seem available yet on the Breitbart site, or at least I can't find it.

  23. Please sue them.. Please take their money and get the officers discharged.

  24. Hi All,
    We appreciate your family's fight. Keep up the good work. Your actions push back against a system that wants to impose unlawful power. I saw a bunch of comments on another place your video was posted and they just don't get it. They think individual liberty can be abandoned and protected at the same time.

    Thank you,

    Dan Wegner

  25. I was absolutely sicked by the video. I cannot get over that "officers" get away with this sort of thing on a regular basis....it's just NUTSs....however I must say that I don't necessarily think that the officer is smiling. It looks more like a grimace to me. I'm certainly NOT defending his or any of their actions by any means but I don't think he is "smiling" as one individual stated earlier.

  26. Damn youtube. "Commenting limit exceeded"
    Here was my first response:
    I hear people say how th next couple of years are going to suck...I disagree, they will be awesome because people will finally start standing for their rights. Yeah, we will be in prison and the gov't won't give a darn but I will be satisfied knowing that I didn't give in to the lie.

    my last comment was going to be about Sam Dodson being held indefinitely because he won't give his full legal name and refusing to give in to the lie.....like I won't die for a lie (they were close to signing me on)

    someone had a great comment a few weeks back on freekeene.com
    All Rosa Parks had to do was move done a few seats and everyone would have been fine....
    All Sam had to do was give him his name and everything would have been fine...... Read more
    All this pastor had to do was let them search his car and everything would have been fine....

    Americans are starting to take notice (slowly but surely) that they have missed the small concessions of liberty for temporary safety.

    I am surprisingly optimistic about the next few years though I will probably be in jail at some point.

    (Just took that off my response to a facebook link discussion that has been going on about the video.)

  27. yep and thats why everybody fears the US police. they can do whatever they want, they can act as they please and there is basically no control. it goes from smoking police officers driving around with their knees with one hand on a snack and the other on a cellphone up to just pure abuse of their power.
    in the country i lived in the last 25 years we respect our police officers. they are helpful and nice because there are laws. there always have to be two officers because one alone is not enough evidence.
    now compare this to american police officers - nobody wants to talk to them - nobody wants to be stopped by them and you pretty dont want to end up in jail getting raped or beaten.
    welcome to america.

    i hope one day american citizens will realize that those conditions are only given in america.
    even the moslems in africa and the middle east thread their fellow citizens and inmates better and with more respect.

    america is maybe a free country where you can become successful and rich but the other side of the coin is pure chaos without any regulations controlled by instances that need a sanity check pretty badly.

  28. Rutger de WaardtMay 14, 2009 at 2:37 AM

    Where the hell is this fear of the American coppers coming from. You did not give them any reason to use their tazer, the only thing you were doing was expressing your rights. The US is turning more and more into a police state. I would start suing if I were you. Or at least demand that these officers are fired without pension.

  29. Please sue those officers! Please send a message to the rest of them that we will not put up with this type of harassment and abuse.

  30. If I learned correctly in school the police or anybody for that matter must have a just cause to search your home or property. That includes your car. This video is sicking and heartbreaking. I'm furious. This stuff does not belong in America. Good for you, Pastor Anderson, for standing up for your rights. The only reason the police get away with this is because people don't know their rights. So they don't stand their ground. They are probably not taught their rights anymore. Any homeschooler who is a member of HSLDA knows that a social worker or the police can not just barge their way into your home without a court order or search warrant .

    "Those who will give up freedom for safety deserve neither."

  31. I agree with the commentator earlier who said people think, just do what you are told and everything is fine.

    I am glad Pastor Anderson stood up for his rights. Christians being mocked by the world for their views is nothing new, but it still gets to me when I read people saying on other sites that he should have just let them search, etc.

    When someone has guts to stand up for their rights, they shouldn't be punished so brutally! I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have had the guts to stand up for my rights or even if I knew my rights very well.

    We don't really learn much about our constitutional rights as it pertains to the normal, everyday, American citizen anymore, only how it affected slavery, women, etc. I think government teachers this day and age ought to start teaching everyone American constitutional rights as it pertains to us today along with how things have changed.

  32. I live in arizona and have also had a problem with these illegal non-border checkpoints, I also record them, I suspect the only way to stop them would be to get about a thousand people or so to a checkpoint and then observe the B.P. officers breaking us law, when they are observed doing so the group of thousand or so can place the agents under a citizens arrest, if there are enough people and it is done in a peaceful manner the incedent will generate an amazing amount of media coverage and the BP will need to rethink their options. just my opinion.

  33. Someone complained in these comments about YouTube's error message "Comment limit exceeded." About four comments are allowed before this limit is imposed and this error message displays. To overcome this limit and be able to post another four comments:
    1. Refresh the browser tab or window.
    2. Transcribe and enter the captcha (distorted image of letters/numbers) at the lower area of the window.

  34. I can't even imagine what you felt hearing your husband scream in agony my heart goes out to you. I hope his mom doesn't watch this as no mother should see and her her child being tortured. The police in Arizona like to taze kids too.
    BTW watch yourselves in Mesa if you have to go that way, those power tripping, redneck Barney's are tazer happy.

  35. The tasing sounds horrible. It's different here in the UK, our regular police don't carry guns at all.

    I can see, however, that it must have raised suspicions when he wouldn't get out of the car. I don't understand why he didn't.
    It strikes me that your husband, who already has an issue with policing in your country, was wanting to prove a point in some way.

    I'm not sure what the police are meant to do when they ask someone to step out of his car and he doesn't. Should they just shrug and let him drive on?
    There is no point in having a police force that is little more than a polite squad.
    I think your husband may have put them in a situation where they had little option.
    Nonetheless, I am sure that this has been very traumatic for you all and that is very unfortunate.

  36. What ever you do don't get a lawyer, they are part of the problem and will not raise the issues that need to be raised. Also sue the officers directly along with who ever else you want to sue. If you want real "counsel" please contact me; there are people that can help you not only beat what ever they are charging you with but bring those thugs to justice!! auto68145@hushmail.com

  37. You know, I absolutely disagree 100% with what the police officers did. They had no probable cause, they had no warrant, they arguably had no reasonable suspicion to detain you or search your car. And their behavior after that is equally repugnant. However, particularly with your video going, you could have peacefully submitted to their outrageous demands and still fought it legally later. I'm just saying, you have a family, and while our constitutional rights are certainly of the utmost importance and in need of protecting, there are ways to do it without going so far as to put yourself in a position to be physically harmed by the police. I support your cause, but I don't support your methods--and again, I am in no way condoning anything the officers did. I'm an attorney and used to work as a public defender--I just wouldn't have put myself in that kind of danger if for no other reason than the sake of my family.

    1. I really hope you're not a lawyer anymore. He was protecting his children and family's rights as well as his own. You are advocating knuckling under and submitting, which is only going to lead us all further into a Police State. You go ahead and submit to the government. You want to be owned by them? You want to be an Orwellian statistic? Go right ahead. But your advice is every bit as dangerous as the Border Patrol to our freedoms, and I hope people don't listen to you.

  38. I feel horrible that this happened, but I also wonder why you didn't do what they said. I had a similar incident, I was detained but just went along with what they wanted, tried to be as helpful as I could, and after about 15 minutes when they discovered I wasn't a threat, I was released with all of my personal belongings. I was scared but wanted to cooperate as I had nothing to hide.

    I guess I think that if you have nothing to hide, why not cooperate?

    But I agree, they did take it TOO FAR!

    1. They took it too far by setting up a check point in the first place. That kind of thing does not belong in a free country. It is unconstitutional. You should not have had to prove anything to them. No probable cause. It makes me ill that people are just submitting.

  39. I've viewed some of the Pastor's other videos on his You Tube channel. It looks as if the Bastard that tased him is the same one that, in the past, had accused him of being a terrorist and, in another incident, was present when another officer was brandishing a pair of nun chucks. The Pastor's Attorney may want to look into that.....

  40. Clare, Beatrice, you ask why he didn't "just get out of the car" if he had nothing to hide.

    Please understand, this is about Constitutional rights. It's about your rights as well. Why should you obey arbitrary and capricious orders from overzealous law enforcement when there is no reason to do so?

    Put it another way: Why not consent to being strip-searched before boarding an airplane? After all, you've got nothing to hide, right? It will definitely make the flight safer for everyone, right? You really shouldn't complain when, after all, the strip-search is really being done for your safety too... right?

    Why not just give up your rights if it makes the world a safer place?

    Answer: The erosion of civil rights marks the road to fascism and tyranny. The founding fathers of our nation knew this when they wrote the Constitution and Bill of Rights. They knew this when they guaranteed us, as citizens of these United States, to be secure from unreasonable searches.

    What happened to Steve is the *definition* of unreasonable.

    Our founding fathers would be ashamed of how far we've let our great nation fall.

  41. You are going to be gang stalked look it up on google.Good luck

  42. Awful video – I hope you pursue this as far as the legal system will let you. As for the “how far our country has fallen” comments – welcome to the country the poor have always lived in. Thanks to the war on drugs and the war on terror, middle class people are finally getting a good look at what the police are all about. We heard you jeer Rodney King (he’s a dumb thug you said, and deserved what he got), we watched you shrug at the WTO police riots in Seattle (they are anarchists, they deserved what they got), and now they are finally coming for you.

    "First they came for the Communists, and I didn’t speak up, because I wasn’t a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak up, because I wasn’t a Jew. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn’t speak up, because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time there was no one left to speak up for me."

    -Friedrich Niemöller


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