The sliding glass door at Dawn Bryan’s Lithia, Florida, home is still broken, and the walls still have bullet holes in them. But the neighbor and a friend who caused the damage shooting a rifle in the neighbor’s backyard haven’t been charged. Maybe because the neighbor is a county firefighter and his friend is a detention officer with and son of a major in the Hillsborough County sheriff’s office, the agency that investigated the shooting.
When a Victoria, Texas, police officer stopped Pete Vasquez, 76, for an expired inspection sticker, Vasquez pointed to the dealer tag on the car and tried to explain that it was legally exempt from inspection. But Nathanial Robinson wasn’t hearing any of it. He grabbed Vasquez to handcuff him, and when Vasquez pulled away, Robinson tried to push him down on the hood of his patrol car, then tossed him to the ground and Tasered him twice.
Wake up, Americans!
You’re living in a police state.
A squad of about 10 uniformed police stood by as Capt. John Labandera, at first speaking over a battery-powered megaphone, asked Abbott to ‘cease and desist’ from serving meals to about 75 homeless people who had to maneuver through a throng of reporters and television cameras to get plates of tilapia, spaghetti and meatballs, tofu and fruit salad.
A veteran escorting the body of Private Steven Allen, the soldier who died after a military training exercise in Alberta, was given a ticket by police while part of the funeral procession.
Debbi Ferguson was pulled over by Victoria police while she was part of the procession in Victoria.
Ferguson, a 20-year military veteran, was pulled over and issued a ticket for $230 while part of a funeral procession taking the body from the airport to a funeral home.
She told CBC Victoria’s Jo-Ann Roberts that there is a code in the military.
“We never leave anyone behind and we never let a soldier come home alone.”
Her car had a flag at half mast and her four-way flashers were on. The ticket was given to Ferguson because her license plate was obstructed.
Her first thought when the officer pulled in behind her and flashed his lights was that the officer was going to help the motorcade.
“That didn’t happen,” Ferguson said, “He shouted out on his microphone to pull over immediately. We were just in shock.”
She said, “We were already in an emotional state and it was Remembrance Day. It’s hard on all of us veterans and soldiers that a fellow man at arms would pull me over and pull me out of this escort.”
Ferguson said when she explained to the officer about the procession he told her he didn’t care and that he went to his car and came back with the ticket. “I looked at him and I’m like I am sorry this is most disrespectful thing I have seen anyone do”