Voice Inside: Police Brutality–Corruption, Abuse of Power, Inter Alia.

inter alia: (in-tur eh-lee-ah) prep. Latin for “among other things.” This phrase is often found in legal pleadings and writings to specify one example out of many possibilities.

The following is from A., who signed a petition protesting conditions (specifically lack of heat and hot water) in late November. His charges include resisting a public officer. As should be seen in the very recent case of Carlos Riley, Jr. such a charge is often used to cover cops’ own brutality. It also serves to negate the moral and legal right to self defense  and to physically resist an unlawful arrest. (“Each person has the right to resist an unlawful arrest. In such a case, the person attempting the arrest stands in the position of a wrongdoer and may be resisted by the use of force, as in self- defense.” (State v. Mobley, 240 N.C. 476, 83 S.E. 2d 100).

Dear _______,

I pray that these words find you in a state of tranquility, in all aspects.

Having received your letter…I wanted you to be informed that it was a pleasure to have heard from you, and in knowing that there are hopefully some grassroots organizations and/or persons in the trenches.

I need to inform you that I am a transient, as I was forced to plea in the middle of my three days of trial. Thus, I’ll be transferred out of here any day now. However, that won’t halt my further communication with you concerning the unlawful, inhumane and unconstitutional conditions, inter alia, that people are daily committed to unwilling–especially myself.

I have many events to speak on, which include excessive force, battery, assaults by officers here–which I (hope) to file civil suit upon.

My deciding factor is whether I file the one claim for false imprisonment, assault, illegal stop, search and seizure with the Industrial Commission or with the Superior Court. That’s a case I got acquitted on.

The second is the assault on my person, here last year, and the religious discrimination that was initiated, (and) the excessive and unreasonable force, even while I was handcuffed, and never resisted, inter alia.

Yes, they charged me with resisting a public officer, on 3/1/11, because they (Police) did not have probable cause to stop, search, frisk, and arrest me, according to Terry v. Ohio, U.S. etc.

I’m not aware how much you are familiar with the law, but under N.C.G.S. 14-223 (Resisting a Public Officer), one of the elements for probable cause to arrest a person is that the police has to be performing one of his/her duties of office (i.e. issuing or serving a warrant for arrest, seeing a crime or violation being committed.

In my case there was absolutely no probable cause for an arrest for RPO (resisting public officer). Remember, according to the written law you’re not supposed to be arrested on reasonable suspicion, only upon probable cause.

Anyway, I am an example of what this country has a reputation for when concerning the judicial system and police brutality–corruption, deceit, dishonesty, vindictiveness, abuse of power, authority and office, and abuse of discretion, discrimination, inter alia.

Yes! Two sets of rules, procedures, regulations, and protocols–one written, which looks great on paper, the other unwritten, which violates every written one.

Oh, yeah. What’s the name of the case and the officers involved and background summary of the Navy veteran what was beat up viciously by Durham Police?

Well, (it would be welcome) for your camp outside to figure out ways to put pressure on public officials and make demands.

As you may be aware one way is hitting them where they say it hurts, in their pockets–lawsuits, class action complaints. And form Semi-PAC Committees, or groups.

No Justice, No Peace!

The right to petition, grieve, and peacefully protest is a natural right, and afforded protection under the umbrella of the U.S. Constitution 1st Amendment.

Whatever I can do to to support a righteous cause against inhumane acts and conditions by public officials and non-officials, contact me please. I will attempt to respond and assist.

Thanks for writing, and if it’s destined to be, you have a comrade as I will also, you.


Many shall come, but only a few will be chosen; and those that are rejected reject themselves, but realize it not.

I am,

A. Greene

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