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:
King County Library Mission and Values Statement:

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."