I received an email comment last night from the lady who courageously videotaped many police abuses during the National Police Week festivities. It is comment # 72 on the prior blog entry. I think it deserves more visibility, so I am highlighting it here. She mentions, ”Any input, help, support or even a few kind words at this point, would be appreciated.” Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org I wish there were more folks were her gumption in standing up to government agents abusing their badges and authority.
Here is her full comment:
I stumbled upon this site by accident and am glad I did.
I am actually the citizen, who filmed 48 hours of misconduct out my window during police week.
The visiting officers did not have any problem drinking in public, howling, screaming, yelling and playing bagpipes until 2, 3 and 4 am below our window. They were taking open conatiners of beer into the Irish Channel. They were urinating on the church steps across the street and left behind half empties for the homeless, when they staggered back to the hotels.
I also have video, which has not been released, of DC MPD sitting in their cars, standing by their cars, while these guys started a bagpipe parade at 12:45 AM on Tuesday morning. For them, I have close ups of the car numbers and the officer’s faces as much as my camera would allow.
I called a total of 9 times, which I documented with times and which officer answered the phone and sent an email to the Mayor, the City Council Members, Chief Lanier and NBC 4.
Chief Lanier showed up at my door 4 hours later and has thus far, at least tried to show some interest in making positive changes.
In fact, I have been asked to meet with Commander Burke, Commander Groomes, representatives from DCRA (permits), ABRA (Alcohol Regulations) and EMA this week to further address the problem.
I had the video posted on youtube.com. My account was hacked after I received threats from a self identified “DC police Officer” warning me about the size of the “Brotherhood and airing dirty laundry.”
I have started trying to get the video back up and should have it put together again by tomorrow.
I ask that if you have specific complaints about National Police Week, you please forward them to me. I have set up an anonymous e-mail to collect those complaints. As of today, I have 57 pages of comments, complaints and threats.
I have not had much support and in fact do fear for my safety. I signed my name to the complaint to the Chief, and am not 100% certain that information will stay confidential.
Any input, help, support or even a few kind words at this point, would be appreciated.
You can look up the videos on youtube.com by searching Inthepubliceye. The e-mail account is a gmail account using the same name.
Thanks for the forum and for getting some additional information out there. I agree 100% with everthing stated so far regarding the way our government is running. I also learned new information about some of the politics hidden behind NPW. Thanks!