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Man Arrested, Charged With Assault For Pointing Finger At Cops

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Disrespecting a police officer is now a crime

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A Fredericksburg man faces two counts of assault for allegedly pointing his finger at police officers, another example of how any behavior except complete subservience to law enforcement is now being treated as a crime.

David Loveless, who has no criminal record, was arrested and handcuffed last week after he allegedly made a hand gesture at police who had testified against his son in a robbery case.

He now faces two counts of assault on a law enforcement officer by way of intimidation and two counts of obstruction of justice.

Police spokesperson Natatia Bledsoe claimed Loveless made a gun gesture at police officers, but Loveless denies making any kind of gesture at all.

“I don’t see how I was pointing my finger,” Loveless told ABC7 [1]. ” If anything I was reaching into my pocket to get a pack of cigarettes. If that’s what they saw, they have a vivid imagination.”

As we have previously highlighted, almost weekly there is a new case of someone being arrested and charged with assaulting a police officer merely for speaking out, making a gesture, or attempting to protect themselves.

Indeed, in some cases a person who is brutally beaten by cops is subsequently charged with assaulting a police officer.

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Last year we reported [2]on a case in which Dayton police tasered, pepper-sprayed and beat a mentally handicapped teen and then charged him with assault because the officers took the boy’s speech impediment as “a sign of disrespect”.

17-year-old Jesse Kersey was charged with “assault on a peace officer, resisting arrest, and obstructing official business,” after he became confused when police started asking him questions. Kersey was tased and punched as cops threatened to arrest neighbors who tried to tell them the boy was mentally handicapped.

Not showing complete fealty to cops is now treated as “disrespect” and punishable by a beat down. Having your head smashed in by cops also now qualifies as you assaulting them.

Similar to how cops think filming them is against the law [3], many are also under the assumption that not groveling and obeying their every order is also an arrestable offense.

Last month, a city council had to pay a Nevada man $158,500 dollars [4] after police beat him up for “resisting arrest” when in reality he was having a seizure as a result of a diabetic shock.

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[1] Loveless told ABC7: http://www.wjla.com/articles/2012/03/fredericksburg-man-arrested-for-allegedly-pointing-his-finger-at-two-detectives-74093.html

[2] Last year we reported : http://www.prisonplanet.com/police-taser-beat-pepper-spray-mentally-handicapped-teen-then-charge-him-with-assault.html

[3] cops think filming them is against the law: http://edition.cnn.com/2011/CRIME/06/27/new.york.police.video/

[4] a city council had to pay a Nevada man $158,500 dollars: http://www.prisonplanet.com/video-shows-police-beating-man-in-diabetic-shock-%E2%80%93-and-nevada-city-pays-for-it.html

[5] Prison Planet.com: http://prisonplanet.com/

[6] Police sergeant who ‘beat woman with baton’ at G20 protests to be charged with assault: http://www.prisonplanet.com/police-sergeant-who-beat-woman-with-baton-at-g20-protests-to-be-charged-with-assault.html

[7] 19-year-old woman calls cops for help, they smash her face and charge her with assault: http://www.prisonplanet.com/19-year-old-woman-calls-cops-for-help-they-smash-her-face-and-charge-her-with-assault.html

[8] Woman Charged With Wiretapping Because She Dared To Record The Cops: http://www.prisonplanet.com/woman-charged-with-wiretapping-because-she-dared-to-record-the-cops.html

[9] Adam Kokesh Charged With “Assaulting a Federal Officer”: http://www.prisonplanet.com/report-adam-kokesh-to-be-charged-with-assaulting-a-federal-officer.html

[10] Air Force’s sexual assault prevention chief arrested for sexual assault: http://www.prisonplanet.com/air-forces-sexual-assault-prevention-chief-arrested-for-sexual-assault.html

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