Please help me! I am a victim of police brutality, abuse & sheer ignorance. I need support with my legal and medical fees, as well as debts occurred during the 3 months of not being able to work, due to physical injuries and PTSD. Here is my story.
On September 6, 2015, I was pulled over on Hwy 99 in Squamish for speeding.
When I did not produce my ID immediately and asked to see identification of the solo officer who stopped me, there was annoyance and impatience. Then I asked to record any further conversation. This questioning authority and exercising our legal rights (they must show ID and recording is legal) resulted in me being forcefully extracted from the car by the RCMP officer, thrown to the concrete ground and pounced on by this over 220 pounder, for handcuffing. My body was twisted and contorted, causing serious lasting injury.
I face criminal charges of Police Assault, Resisting arrest and obstruction. with a trial date on June 27th in North Vancouver.
At the scene of the incident, once released, I called for an ambulance and went to the hospital the next day for x-rays. My 110 pound body was covered with abrasions, bruises, along with the unseen injuries of sprained ribs, neck and back. It took a few months of recovering from these injuries, along with PTSD.
This brute behaviour is not OK. As I near 60 years old, I have never experienced such ignorance and abuse ... how could he not have assessed how small I was and was this forceful approach necessary, especially, as I had not done anything to warrant such abuse. I have since become aware that we are living in a police state, something I never imagined, right here in our own back yard. This case affects all of us, as it could easily be you or your offspring, having a similar experience. Is this how we want to evolve our future?
This has cost me much in time and energy, my physical, mental and emotional health. I spend a day in jail for missing my 2nd court date and missed several months of working.
There are 2 videos, a short and long version, of the original longer version, taken by the cam on the unmarked police vehicle. This was after I asked him to show his ID and record the conversation.
Please help me with my legal fees and related expenses, including medical, borrowed funds and other costs to clear my name and move on.
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Thank You for your consideration and support.
Blessings and Namaste, Christina