I was pulled over (and also arrested) in March of last year after supposedly being “over the white line” while waiting at a stop sign.
Of course, there was no actual white line.
My lawyer filed a motion to suppress evidence and presented both photo and video evidence that proved no line existed.
This was after asking the arresting officer while on the stand, to confirm the reason she stopped me and he even asked her to confirm what color this line was, to which she replied “white.”
When she agreed that the video evidence was indeed where I was at the time she saw the “traffic violation” she was forced to admit she must have been mistaken about the line.
As far as the judge was concerned, that was irrelevant.
She admitted to being wrong about what I was accused of being pulled over for, but who the fuck cares about that?
Not Clackamas County judges, apparently.
They denied the motion to suppress evidence that my lawyer filed. Clearly it doesn’t matter if the officer was either lying or mistaken.
I was arrested after they discovered approximately one milliliter of an illicit substance in a syringe in the console of my car, along with an empty bag that said they claim contained residue.
Since they are too poor of a county to have a very advanced field test for said substances, the cops in this city just pull drugs out of their ass to accuse you of having.
In my case, they decided it was heroin and cocaine.
Not too bright, as it was neither.
But never mind about being correct or accurate, this is Clackamas County we’re talking about. Where guards regularly engage in lewd acts with female prisoners. Where they deny inmates the most basic of human rights on a regular basis.
Why is nothing done about this?
Because they are privately owned.
This means inmates do NOT have prisoner rights like those in public institutions.
And when cutting costs, where do you think they begin?
Yep, the prisoner is the one who suffers.
Bingo. You’re smart.
That means things like basic sanitation in cells, medical needs of inmates (mind you, some of which are being held and have yet to be convicted of any wrongdoing) and a long list of things that prisoners in public facilities are entitled to by law.
In the eighteen miserable hours I spent in a packed holding cell, I counted AT LEAST three different times when one of the women asked for a trash receptacle for all the used, bloody feminine products that were collecting on the dirty concrete floor.
They asked when someone came to the cell for something else, since pressing the emergency button wouldn’t be appropriate for something like this.
At least three times they asked and yet no one brought one the entire time I was there.
Which meant that myself and many of the other women in the cell had to sit on the floor with the bloody pads piling up next to the toilet. There was no alternative.
You could stand and lean against the wall, but if you wanted to sit, the floor was the only space for doing so.
I watched at least one or two bugs crawl across the floor while sitting on it as well.
This is a disgrace and no human being should be treated this way.
Especially since Clackamas County Jail is only full of people violating probation for drug possession charges, apparently.
Yeah, totally…they are just concerned with the morality of someone choosing to use drugs (is there one? lol) and they are not blatantly preying upon and profiting from addicts, right?
Yeah. Fucking. Right.
Fuck these ass clowns and fuck their moral high ground. They are the shadiest fucking group of morons I’ve encountered in a long time.
The only thing more disgusting than the jail are those running it.