Friday, December 20, 2019

Obvious Robbery In Front of Seattle Police, Thief Escapes Right In Front of Officers

(Seattle, WA) - On 12-14-2019 Seattle Police responded to a silent alarm at Wild West Cars & Trucks, a dealership in North Seattle. Officers investigated and then returned to their cars where that sat outside the dealership, eventually logging the call as a false alarm.


Surveillance video shows that as Seattle Police sat outside a burglar continued to ransack the dealership inside, even turning on and off the showroom lights. About 40 minutes after the initial alarm was tripped the thief walks out the door right as police drive away.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Seattle Police Label Local Man "Hazard" After He Asserts Constitutional Rights & Records Them

(Seattle, WA) - A man who has recorded his interactions with multiple police agencies in Western Washington has been labeled a "hazard" by the Seattle Police Department. The man's YouTube channel, Auditing the USA, features both positive and negative, consensual and non-consentual interactions with local police.


One of the videos shows the man go to the North Seattle Police Department in order to ask questions about being marked as a hazard. Another video shows him at the Lynnwood Police Department asking questions about police vehicles and governemnt spending.

Friday, November 22, 2019

VIDEO: King County Worker With Unzipped Fly Tries to Intimidate Citizen Photographer

(Shoreline, WA) - New video has emerged on YouTube showing a worker from the King County Shoreline Recycling Center approach two citizen photographers in an attempt to intimidate them on public property.  In the video a man identified as John Wilder drives up on a forklift and approaches one of the photographers standing just 1 inch from his face. After being unable to intimidate the man, John calls police who respond to the scene.

 

FAR reached out to Shoreline Recycling & Transfer Station officials, but they were unavailable for comment.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

VIDEO: City Of Seattle Assaults, Coerces & Conspires During Discrimination Attempt, Police Respond

(Seattle, Washington) An uncut video on YouTube shows a woman in a City of Seattle customer service center being mistreated by city workers that have been identified as Chante Houston and Jason Peach. The video shows both Peach and Houston refuse public service and call the police in an attempt to violate the woman's civil rights.

FAR reached out to the City of Seattle for comment and we're told by a media representative Cyndi Wilder the matter is currently being investigated.


According to the uncut footage, Peach and Houston violated several criminal and administrative codes including RCW 9A.36.040 (Assault in the Fourth Degree), RCW 9A.36.070 (Coercion), RCW 9A.80.010 (Official Misconduct), RCW 9A.84.030 (Disorderly Conduct), RCW 9A.84.040 (False Reporting), RCW 42.20.100 (Failure of Duty by Public Officer), and RCW 42.52 (Ethics in Public Service).

VIDEO: Park City Police Force Unlawful Entry, Then Conspire To Persecute Citizen with Petty False Charges

(Utah) A man in Park City asserts his 4th and 5th amendment rights, police then violate him, seemingly in retaliation for the assertions, and conspire to persecute him with petty charges. As for the original crime they were detaining him for? They don't seem to know.



AGENCY INVOLVED
Review: https://goo.gl/maps/cDvvGnKD3rFZPWZ1A
Phone : (435) 615-5500
Personnel: Sgt Thor & Officer James Rodriguez

VIDEO: Oak Hill Police Officer Seeks Any Reason to Harm Local Citizen

(Virginia) Oak Hill Police Department escalate to potentially hurt a local man standing on his porch. According to the victim: "Officers were out of line and was ready to beat a handicapped person, and trying to provoke them to touch them and also told them to not call 911 any more." A home surveillance camera captured the incident in question.


AGENCY INVOLVED
Oak Hill West Virginia Police Department
Phone: (304) 465-0596
Review: https://goo.gl/maps/McK2UdjbfkbnTynH6

Monday, September 16, 2019

VIDEO: King County Manager Brandon Banks Orders Subordinates to Discriminate Against Citizens

(Seattle, WA) - A second video has now emerged from inside King County's King Street Center. This time the video shows King County Manager Brandon Banks asking county security to violate a citizen's basic civil rights.

In the video DES Manager Christina Gonzalez, Security Officers Theodore Griffin and Johnnie Horn meet with Banks to discuss whether or not they can violate people's civil rights.

Back in August a first video was published on YouTube showing county Security Officers Theodore Griffin and Johnnie Horn corner and violate a citizen inside the King County Metro's lost and found department.


Friday, August 16, 2019

VIDEO: King County Justifies Abuse of Citizen by Security Officer Theodore Griffin

(Seattle, WA) - An investigative video shot at King County Metro's lost and found location shows county Security Officers, identified as Theodore Griffin and Johnnie Horn, invade the personal space of a citizen photographer in an apparent effort to violate the man's civil rights, restrict his free movement, and/or cause unjust physical confrontation.

According to the photographer:
"Neither one of these officers had a clue about the U.S. Constitution, the First Amendment, Public Photography or how to deal with the public. And yes, the public includes someone engaged in an activity that they deem "suspicious". I would have been more than happy to speak to and explain to both of them why I was there and to educate them on our rights as citizen journalists and on public photography, but their gestapo like tactics utterly ruined the chances of that outcome."
 

Following this incident the victim made contact with DES Strategic Manager Christina Gonzalez. Gonzalez completed an investigation into the matter, but found no wrongdoing by the officers. Other journalists have followed up on the story with King County and were also met with attempted civil rights violations, this time by King County Manager Brandon Banks.

Friday, June 14, 2019

King County Public Library Falsifies Public Record For Discrimination Attempt In Kirkland, WA

(Kirkland, Washington) A man using the King County Public Library in Kirkland, a small city near Seattle, Washington, was recently the subject of a police inquiry initiated by library staff. A video of the incident shows library staffers present the man with a falsified public record that was created and transmitted by Supervising Librarian Darcy Brixey. The falsified record (shown below) appears to have been created with the sole intent of violating the man's civil rights, including the right to access public resources.


(Update) The video in question has now been deleted from YouTube.

The library in question can be reviewed on google: https://goo.gl/maps/BjyAW5gXtdJ1qauo9
King County Library Mission and Values Statement: https://kcls.org/mission-vision/

Violations shown in this video include:

RCW 42.20.040 “False Report” — Every public officer who shall knowingly make any false or misleading statement in any official report or statement, under circumstances not otherwise prohibited by law, shall be guilty of a gross misdemeanor.
RCW 9A.76.175 “Making a false statement to a public servant” — A person who knowingly makes a false or misleading material statement to a public servant is guilty of a gross misdemeanor. "Material statement" means a written or oral statement reasonably likely to be relied upon by a public servant in the discharge of his or her official powers or duties. 
RCW 9A.84.040 “False Reporting” — (#1) A person is guilty of false reporting if with knowledge that the information reported, conveyed, or circulated is false, he or she initiates or circulates a false report or warning of an alleged occurrence or impending occurrence of a fire, explosion, crime, catastrophe, or emergency knowing that such false report is likely to cause evacuation of a building, place of assembly, or transportation facility, or to cause public inconvenience or alarm. (#2) False reporting is a gross misdemeanor. 
RCW 9A.72.080 “Statement of what one does not know to be true” — “Every unqualified statement of that which one does not know to be true is equivalent to a statement of that which he or she knows to be false.” 
RCW 9A.80.010 "Official Misconduct (Abuse of Office)" — (#1) A public servant is guilty of official misconduct if, with intent to obtain a benefit or to deprive another person of a lawful right or privilege: (a) He or she intentionally commits an unauthorized act under color of law; or(b) He or she intentionally refrains from performing a duty imposed upon him or her by law. (#2) Official misconduct is a gross misdemeanor. 
RCW 9A.36.070 "Coercion" — (#1) A person is guilty of coercion if by use of a threat he or she compels or induces a person to engage in conduct which the latter has a legal right to abstain from, or to abstain from conduct which he or she has a legal right to engage in. (#2) "Threat" as used in this section means: (a) To communicate, directly or indirectly, the intent immediately to use force against any person who is present at the time; or (b) Threats as defined in *RCW 9A.04.110(27) (a), (b), or (c). (#3) Coercion is a gross misdemeanor.

From this video's description:
"The most basic component of freedom of expression is the right of freedom of speech. The right to freedom of speech allows individuals to express themselves without government interference or regulation. The Supreme Court requires the government to provide substantial justification for the interference with the right of free speech where it attempts to regulate the content of the speech. Generally, a person cannot be held liable, either criminally or civilly for anything written or spoken about a person or topic, so long as it is truthful or based on an honest opinion, and such statements.  
A less stringent test is applied for content-neutral legislation. The Supreme Court has also recognized that the government may prohibit some speech that may cause a breach of the peace or cause violence. For more on unprotected and less protected categories of speech see advocacy of illegal action, fighting words, commercial speech and obscenity. The right to free speech includes other mediums of expression that communicate a message. The level of protection speech receives also depends on the forum in which it takes place. 
Despite popular misunderstanding the right to freedom of the press guaranteed by the First Amendment is not very different from the right to freedom of speech. It allows an individual to express themselves through publication and dissemination. It is part of the constitutional protection of freedom of expression. It does not afford members of the media any special rights or privileges not afforded to citizens in general."

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

VIDEO: Seattle Police Headquarters Violates State Laws: Surrender Rights for Public Records Access

(Seattle, WA) - A man visits Seattle Police Department Headquarters to file a request for public information and document the process. The agency normally requires and or compels citizens to waive fundamental rights in order to access public records information.




RELEVANT LINKS
Review SPD Headquarters:
https://goo.gl/maps/T3bytYTdUVZeDVQu8
RCW "Public Records Art":
https://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=42.56
SPD Policy Manual:
https://www.seattle.gov/police-manual/title-5---employee-conduct/5001---standards-and-duties

TIMECODE
0:00 - Introduction Clips
1:44 - Cameras Everywhere Intro
1:50 - List of public contacts / Entering headquarters / short voice over
2:37 - I take a number and get #60
2:42 - Officer tells the counter ladies to respect the 1st Amendment
3:39 - I wait silently for 20 minutes / my number is never called
3:53 - SPD Employee asks me not to film
4:04 - Copy of public records request
4:26 - SPD employee violates several laws and ethical policies
4:52 - Can one submit a request anonymously??
6:10 - I ask for a supervisor and tell employee she is violating state law
6:44 - Man threatens me with police for apologizing
7:13 - Friendly SPD Supervisor arrives
7:37 - Officer tells me he's recording me with "audio and video"
7:46 - I tell the supervisor exactly what I'm doing and why
9:02 - Supervisor initially fails, but does try to be helpful
9:45 - I ask supervisor if she will comply with the law
9:45 - Man assails News Now Seattle (audio recorded only)
SPD
10:02 - SPD Supervisor: "We're used to asking for ID"
10:09- SPD Supervisor agrees to abide by the law
11:13 - SPD Supervisor begins to provide the "fullest assistance" as required by law
12:10 - SPD Supervisor accepts my public records request
12:22 - SPD policy manual revised on 04/01/2019
12:29 - Public records request for SPD policy revisions
12:50 - I give the SPD supervisor an ethical scorecard
13:16 - SPD Supervisor expresses desire to be helpful
13:53 - City of Seattle Ethics Code +
14:14 - SPD Supervisor asks about "names tags"
15:20 - Response to public records request made in 1 business day
15:30 - Angry man says he was just "frustrated"
16:18 - I compliment the officer and we talk about cameras everywhere
17:04 - SPD supervisor continues to provide the "fullest assistance"
17:51- In video results and quick scorecard
18:12 - List of public contacts

 FEDERAL LAW & CODE
- United States Constitution, A. I, IV, XIV
- 42 U.S.Code § 1983 "Deprivation of Rights"
STATE LAW & CODE
- Washington State Constitution Article I, SEC. 1-35
- RCW 42.20.040 “False Report”
- RCW 42.20.100 “Failure of Duty by Public Officer”
- RCW 42.52.200 "Agency Rules"
- RCW 42.56.030 "Construction"
- RCW 42.56.080 "Identifiable records—Facilities for copying—Availability of public records"
- WAC 44-14-04003 “Responsibilities of agencies in processing requests.”
 -RCW 9A.72.080 “Statement of what one does not know to be true”
 -RCW 9A.80.010 "Official Misconduct"
- RCW 9A.60.030 “Obtaining a signature by deception or duress”
CITY OF SEATTLE ETHICS CODES
- Seattle City Ethics Code. 4.16.020 "Purpose"
- S.M.C. 14.06.010 - .030 "Unfair Public Accommodations Practices"
SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT MANUAL
- 5.001-POL "Standards & Duties" #2, #7, #10, #14
- 5.140-POL "Bias-Free Policing" #1, #2, #5, #9
- 5.160-POL "Citizen Observation of Officers"
- 10.020-POL “Physical security of police facilities”
- 12.080-POL “Disclosure of Department Records”

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

VIDEO: Police Have Distain for the U.S. Constitution at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall

(April 30th, 2019) A constitutionalist and journalist for Accountability Media who was walking near Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall was illegally detained, handcuffed, searched, and imprisoned in the back of a vehicle by military and police for recording from a public sidewalk and not waiving his constitutional rights when questioned.

Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Police personnel involved include Staff Sargent Hook who directed Officers Danials and Lewis to commit civil rights violations due to civil rights assertions.



After repeated intimidation attempts the constitutional man is eventually released from unlawful detention/arrest by a Detective Mitchell, who pretends like the violations are no big deal.

Since the publication of this video public records about the incident created by Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall have been destroyed and the entire page of the base police has also been removed.

According to Accountability Media, the base police department faced controversy in 2017 "due to PD personnel posing for a photo pretending to beat one of their own:"

You may contact the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Police Department at:
(703)588-2800 or (703)588-2801.

Mike Howard, Public Affairs Director
(703)696-2976.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

VIDEO: 4 Security Guards vs Camera Guy: King County Environmental Lab Under Heavy Surveillance

(Seattle, Washington) - A man films from unrestricted public access areas near King County Environmental Laboratory and interacts with 4 security officers who approach to ask questions.


TIMECODE
0:23 - Map + Entrance of Lab
0:55 - Fast-Forward Tour at 250% speed
2:55 - Pan of Burned Down Building
3:15 - Security Officer drives by
3:38 - Footage from public shoreline
4:30 - Activation of Go Pro Chest Cam
5:01 - Security Officer # 1 makes contact
6:08 - Short clips near Lab
6:41 - Sunset at the Industrial Ship Canal
7:35 - Security Officer #2 makes contact
9:22 - Security Officer #1 tries to obstruct camera
9:55 - Security Officer #1 offers to help me
10:15 - Security Officer #3 does failed camback
11:46 - Security Officers 1, 2, 3, and 4 leave
13:00 - Outro + Suspected of burning down a building

BILL OF RIGHTS
https://repository.ecacolleges.com/PortalResources/PDF/ConstitutionDay/billofrights.pdf