This case is separate from the civil suit that my husband is going to file against border patrol (Department of Homeland Security) and highway patrol (Department of Public Safety), and the agents involved.
We recently received the records of the Taser gun used by officer Mitchell. He first deployed it for 13 seconds (meaning he activated it three times, and cut it off while it was going), then for another 7 seconds (which means he activated it twice more). In case you didn't know, a Taser gun will completely paralyze the victim and render them defenseless, so why it was necessary to tase my husband for 20 seconds is beyond me. Much less so since he was sitting calmly, covering his eyes, with his head in his lap in anticipation of flying glass. The report went on to say that they were considering pumping my husband's car full of gas, but that they decided against that since they were afraid that he would pull out a gun in all that smoke, or try to put the car in gear and use it as a ram. Should 12 public "armed servants" really be that scared of one unarmed citizen who is just obeying the Constitution? These people are sick and insane. Yes officer, I mean you. I wonder what kind of movies these guys watch at night to come up with all these "what if" scenarios.
The doctor that my husband went to see expressed surprise that my husband did not suffer heart problems and arrythmia, which is apparently very common. I guess getting shocked with 50,000 volts can do that to you (a regular outlet has 110). His neck has been sore ever since, which is probably due to the border patrol agents jerking his head and then stepping on it. One of his fingers on the right hand has damaged ligaments and keeps popping out of joint, which is both painful and making his job harder. If it does not improve through immobilization soon, my husband will have to seek more invasive treatment.
This reminds me of the ER bill we got after my husband was taken there to get stitched up. Officer Jones first took him to an urgent care, where they quoted him about $500 for the stitches. After the officer found out that we did not have health insurance, but that my husband didn't care and could more than afford to pay the bill, the officer then took him to the ER because he claimed that would be cheaper. How dumb anyone would have to be to think that the hospital charges less than an urgent care is beyond me, but then again, we are dealing with government employees here.
Finally, below are YouTube clips made by Shelton from The Phoenix Revolution who came out for the rally.
Shelton is also very involved with CameraFRAUD.com. Those of you who do not live in Arizona probably do not know that in addition to having speed cameras at almost all major intersections (operated by the various cities), there are also over 100 permanently mounted speed cameras every few miles on all major highways across the state. These cameras are operated by a private, Australian-based company (hired by the state of Arizona) who gets a share of the revenue, meaning that basically they more tickets they write, the more profit they make. The camearas record any and all vehicles that drive by, 24 hours a day, whether speeding or not. License plates of all vehicles are scanned, run through a database to see if they come back "clean", and time, date, and GPS-stamped. On top of all this, the Arizona DPS has unmanned patrol cars with mounted cameras, as well as real officers, up and down our highways. It is really just sickening and surreal to see "law enforcement" and cameras in all directions everytime I am in public. And all that not to make our roads safer, but to try to cover the state's budget shortfalls.
But back to CamereFRAUD - Shelton and some others are going to put up a billboard right in front of the checkpoint and are rasing money to do so, you can read about that here.
So much for tonight. I hope to get a chance to write a personal update of the last week sometime this weekend.