Here we go. At 12 a.m., on June 27th, my mom and I were deeply asleep in our car. Until an unidentified bozo woke us up. This moron didn’t ever bother to introduce himself, but he started bossing us around nonetheless by issuing threats and general harassment. He appeared to be dressed like a sheriff’s deputy, but who knows for sure? It was late at night and he popped out of nowhere, like a snake from its hole. Regardless, my mom was not going to show him her ID because he demanded it or because he said to do it “because he said so.” What a tyrannical maniac! He demanded that we open our doors (?), and when we refused, he threatened that he was going to do something that wasn’t nice. Besides, we had already stated our business in that area and he was already mad before he came to us, fuming like some rabid hyena. He kept saying things like, “Don’t you know who I am?!” and “You just watch. What happens next won’t be nice.” What an a-hole. He had no right, NO RIGHT, to be threatening and intimidating us, no matter who he was. We were not committing any crimes. He was therefore violating our privacy. Ugh. And he had no right to ask either of us for ID. What a liar he was, to boot. Do you know that when my mom had given him a lecture about injustice and how cops and the whole bloody world had already violated out rights and committed crimes against us, he changed his tune? Suddenly, from saying that “he didn’t know if we had permission to be where we were” (another bunch of crap), he claimed that because I looked like a 9 year-old girl when I was asleep (?), he had to check on my age. WHAT??? When I was 10 years old and my mom was teaching at college, the students in her class asked me if I was a college student. So much for the bozo’s excuse. This bozo of a “sheriff’s deputy” discriminated against us outright, not to mention threatening, harassing, and intimidating us at midnight. It looks like the Fresno Sheriff’s Department will have a place of derision on my blog right next to the Fresno and Clovis Police Departments. That’s just swell. I would just prefer that things like this would not happen at all, as they are highly unpleasant.
4 months…4 months of “inactivity,” meaning that no one bothered us. And then, on March 10, it started all over again. Yes, yet another bozo claiming to be from the “Fresno Police Department.” He certainly didn’t act like a policeman. He only threatened and intimidated me and my mother for the umpteenth time. And guess what? This time he not only wanted my mom’s driver’s license, he also demanded our car keys as well. What the…?! He had absolutely NO right to ask for that and threaten us with arrest if we failed to comply. He even threatened me with arrest when I refused. Who do these bums think they are? They act like tyrants, calling the use of force and mental intimidation “reason.” We did nothing wrong, and this ass of a “policeman” pretended that he owned Fresno and the whole state, like he was their ruler. He even told my mom to lie and he broke distinct laws during his “performance.” My hatred (and fear) of these stinking Fresno and Clovis Police Departments is rising so much that it will inevitably consume me…these stupid “police officers” who pretend to uphold the law with a gun pointed at your face.
Moreover, there is definitely something fishy going on here in Fresno with the law enforcement. In 2009 and before that, there were almost no police cars cruising around Fresno streets and parking lots (of all unlikely places). Now, you can’t cross one street without meeting up with at least one police car. Supposedly, the Fresno Bee (a local newspaper) said that the city couldn’t afford more police officers and was laying off a considerable number. However, there seems like they have hired hundreds recently, swarming like ants all over the city. Yeah, sure…Fresno is millions of dollars in debt, just like all of California, and they can afford to hire more police officers when they’ve had to fire other city workers. Give me a break. Secondly, the Constitution and all its amendments stand for something call civil rights, which are meant to be upheld by law enforcement and the judicial branch of government. Weren’t the three branches of U.S. government supposed to have equal power? That’s not reality here. There even was a case filed some years ago in the state of New York against the U.S. Supreme Court regarding police officers manipulating the power they have been given, asking random innocent people for their IDs for no justifiable reason. Furthermore, there is no law in the U.S. stating that U.S. citizens are required to have picture documentation at all. I can only conclude that I truly hate police officers, and I know that they do not uphold the law—they break it.
On the evening of September 30, 2010, my mom and I were sitting in our car after the library we frequently visit had closed. We were searching the recesses of our car’s interior for a missing object without success. Suddenly (as always), a police car parked not far from ours and we were again approached by two “police officers,” one male and one female. Please note that the parking lot was not empty, for two other cars with their drivers and passengers were also there. However, the “police officers” went straight to us. And guess what? Yes…they “got a call.” Again. And this time the call was about the library’s alarm system going off. That was a lie. We were right there, and the alarm had not gone off. Anyway, the policewoman immediately asked for my mom’s ID, while the policeman asked me for mine (?). When my mom asked for the reason, the policewoman replied, “Because I said so.” Uh, we supposedly not living in a dictatorship, but a democracy. Since when do police officers have the right to approach you out of the blue and ask for your ID if you’re not doing anything wrong? Another discriminatory thing was that when my mom tried to stand up outside our car, the policewoman forced her to sit down and the policeman threatened my mom that if she didn’t sit down, she would be sitting in their police car. To top it off, my mom was feeling sick and faintly, and she said so. That was why she wanted to stand up in the first place, in the cool outside air instead of the inside of our hot car. Moreover, after we were finished dealing with those two bozos, they didn’t go to the other two cars in the parking lot and ask the drivers for their IDs. An obvious act of discrimination against us. I don’t have to call these two “police officers” any more names, because their actions speak loud and clear about them. They don’t act like police officers, that’s for sure. I’m so sick and tired of the Fresno and Clovis Police Departments’ disgusting charades as “local law enforcement agencies.” When will all this end for good?
Life seems to continue no matter how senseless it is. I will be publishing my 122nd book review tomorrow on the Examiner, but my 5th movie review will be published there today (technically my 3rd, since I reviewed Quo Vadis? in three parts). I’m still reading many books and watching different movies. More about my literary and cinematic activities next time…