Posts tagged ‘POLICE’

DOES CBS2/KCAL9 NEWS REALLY PRACTICE TRUE PUBLIC SAFETY — DO THEY TRULY CARE ABOUT THE COMMUNITY THEY SERVE?

Earlier this year Cherise R. wrote a letter to Kcal9/CBS2 news regarding a story they had reported regarding police impersonators pulling over people.

http://cbs2.com/video/?id=126571@kcbs.dayport.com

She did not agree with the advice that was given so she decided to write them a letter and see what they had to say about her concerns:

Dear Kcal 9,

I’m writing this letter in response to a story Rita Garcia reported today, February 4th, 2010, regarding 2 phony police officers pulling people over in Pasadena.  Upon listening to the female officer give pointers on what to do when being pulled over by an officer, I felt like her description & details were not accurate in today’s day & time to say the least.

Being a woman who was pulled over in the middle of the night a few years back, I had a totally different experience than what this female officer describes should happen.  As she makes it seem, you can simply question these officers as they approach your vehicle (real or fake), primarily the real ones.  However, the police these days don’t like being questioned, particularly speaking of the inner city areas, as to which I live.  All these officers/deputies DEMAND is that you cooperate with what they tell you, while you remain a voiceless being.

Speaking firsthand from experience, Yes, I was pulled over by a REAL Los Angeles County Deputy (however at the time I didn’t know that), but he simply came to my car door and asked me to step out the vehicle.  Being I was alone, and it was the middle of the night (1:30 AM), I was scared for more than one reason.  I simply asked him what did I do and Why I was being stopped and asked to get out the car? But he ignored my questions as if I had NO RIGHT to know why I am being asked out of the car in a bad neighborhood, with no other people around us.

So the problem I have with the female officer in this recent report is that alot of the REAL officers/deputies that are out patrolling OUR streets have an AUTHORITY issue!!  They have a ‘DON’T ASK ANY QUESTIONS’ type attitude that leaves you as a civilian feeling helpless in the given event you are leary on the stop.  As the female officer stated, any legitimate officer will have something to ID his agency or a name tag…..but what do you do when these REAL POLICE don’t like answering YOUR questions???  That is NOW the question I am asking???

Thanks for your Time,

Response given:

Ms. Rogers,

Thanks for your email.  We certainly understand your point of view.  Law enforcement also gives the advice that in a situation such as the one you describe, to make sure you pull over in a well lit area, where there may be other people around.  As for the specific incident addressed in your email, if you feel that you were not treated properly, we would advise you to file an official complaint with the LA County Sheriff’s Department.

Thanks again for your email, and thanks for watching.

Sincerely,

Paul Button
Assistant News Director
KCBS/KCAL TV
4200 Radford Ave.
Studio City, CA    91604

Now, not too pleased with this generic reply received, Cherise wrote Mr. Button back, hoping he would understand that this is an epidemic in our community that needs to be addressed ASAP:

Thanks and I appreciate your reply back but I expected a little more than this generic reply.  I have filed my complaint already with the LA Sheriff’s and have been fighting a case for nearly 3 years.  Maybe if you have time you can check out my blog regarding the situation at hand. https://batteredbypd.wordpress.com

However, I wrote your station with the hopes that you will enlighten our community of the other side of Law Enforcement, the darker side.  I know law enforcement gives the advice to pull over in a well lit area, but once again I’m not referring to the All American Officer as to which you are referring to. That was the MAIN point in me taking the time to write you.  Also in the situation I described, there were no people around at 1:30 AM so that advice does not work all the time either.

So what I’m asking for is there to be an investigative report on this matter at hand.  I see you report on helping the community on recognizing Fake law enforcement, but what about those that are the real deal, yet ABUSE their AUTHORITY??

That is what I’m asking of your station!!  So let me know where you stand on that concept please?

Thanks for your time and Hopefully your concern,

After 5 days of waiting for a response from Mr. Button, Cherise wrote him again, just in case he may have OVERLOOKED the initial email:

Mr. Button,

Not sure if you didn’t get my reply email last week or if you just simply ignored it, but I have been patiently waiting on a reply. Thanks.

Still Waiting,

Mr. Button got this email & responded as such on February 10, 2010:

Ms Rogers,
We will take a look at the information you forwarded us.  We will contact you further if we are going to pursue this..
Thanks
Paul Button
So that is where we stand & that is where CBS2/Kcal9 News left Cherise Rogers standing.  I guess they did not feel the need to investigate such a matter that has become a growing epidemic within our communities.  So much for Community Awareness of the TRUTH I guess!
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My THIRD TRIAL Begins April 5, 2010…….They Will Stop At Nothing To Try To Get A Conviction!

Two months after my last trial ended with a hung jury,  I am set to begin my THIRD trial on Monday, April 5, 2010.  This is one day before the 3 year anniversary of when this whole nightmare began.  It amazes me that this much time has passed and yet I am still here fighting with all my might, FALSE criminal charges posed against me because the District Attorney’s office keeps refiling.  The District Attorney’s office has went the distance with this case, spending hundreds of thousands of TAXPAYERS dollars trying to prosecute me on something they know is NOT TRUE!  All in the efforts to cover-up the ABUSE & FALSE ARREST I endured April 6, 2007.

Being my case is full of misdemeanor charges as opposed to felonies, they expected me to plead guilty to get this whole thing over with, as statistics show so many people do.  I am letting them know they messed with the wrong person this time.  I AM NOT THE NORM!  I’m a survivor, no matter how hard they’ve tried to knock me down these last 3 years, I’m still STANDING TALL & I’M DETERMINED NOT TO FALL.

They not only beat me physically, but they have also tried their best to beat me economically/monetarily/mentally.  I’ve spent so much time within the court system these past 3 years, seeing an overwhelming amount of INJUSTICE going on, & I now make it my duty to stand up not only for myself, but for all those who have to suffer because of law enforcements use of  excessive (deadly) force & lies.   This is becoming a growing epidemic.  All you see and hear these days are police killing/injuring citizens for no reason at all, other than because they CAN DO IT & they can GET AWAY WITH IT!

I live in the inner city where gangs are prevalent,  however LAW ENFORCEMENT is the GANG I fear daily…the boys in blue, tan or black…whatever their color choice is for that department, I’m most leary of them.  From all angles, they have literally showed  me how crooked & corrupt they can be.  If they mess up, it seems it’s best for them to put the blame on anybody else but themselves.  Like in my case, they battered me yet in turn they claim I battered them, trying to cover-up their wrong doings, that’s their tactic.

Overall, I can’t wait for this trial to begin and end.  It amazes me this will be my third time having to testify in a criminal case.  But it also made my day knowing the District Attorney’s office has been reading my blog.  They let it be known at my last trial that they came across it….hmmmmmm.  Very Interesting!!  So to them I say:

Thanks for taking the time to read about how crooked & corrupt you all are.  Reading this blog can be a very therapeutic way for you all to see how you guys actually look & reflect to the public eye. Keep reading as I will keep posting!

Ok…last but not least, I need to state that Los Angeles County, District Attorney Steve Cooley is running for California State Attorney General this year.  We can not allow that man to RUN (RUIN) OUR STATE!!!  He can’t even control his crooked/corrupt District Attorney’s office so I can’t imagine what this state would be like with him having a little bit of power!! Yikes!!

No STEVE COOLEY!!!   No STEVE COOLEY!!!

Oh & also remember Detective/Deputy Christopher Maurizi, the deputy who pulled me over & began this lying/battery game, his mother is high- ranking Deputy District Attorney Janice L. Maurizi…….So you wonder why it’s so much corruption going on??  Wonder no more…this Mom is trying to protect her ABUSIVE, OVER AUTHORITATIVE son, as well as her OWN NAME, as well as STEVE COOLEY’S name….since he is running for a state office.  It’s politics,  they just thought I wouldn’t figure it all out.  THEY WERE WRONG!

(It’s to be noted that the ONLY reason I know about Jan Maurizi being the mother of this LYING DEPUTY, Chris Maurizi,  is because the District Attorney’s office tried to use her as an INTIMIDATION factor at the beginning of my case.  They asked my lawyer did we know who we were up against and advised that I might as well NOT FIGHT  because of who she was and her high ranks.)

They didn’t realize that would make me FIGHT harder! It’s time for the corruption & cover-ups to be exposed!

Until next time……………………………

Dates That Have Great Significance To The Understanding Of My Case

Throughout my plight with this case, I have noticed quite a few days in my fight that are dates of important significance, giving me the ability to understand some things easier as well as providing me the Strength to KEEP UP THE FIGHT!! I see these things as signs:


April 6, 2007 was Good Friday, the day I was BATTERED, FALSELY ARRESTED, & LOCKED AWAY IN A CELL. For those out there that are Christian believers, as I am, know Jesus was BEAT, NAILED to the cross, TAKEN AWAY & put into the TOMB on Good Friday…..and just when the enemies thought HE was DEFEATED, HE ROSE 3 days later!!! Relating this to my situation, God told me near the beginning of this case that JESUS’ 3 days would equate to MY 3 YEARS, and that’s when I would RISE from this situation, so………..  APRIL 6, 2010…Here We Come!

January 15th is MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.’s Birthday and in 2008, it was the day LAPD fired me due to the FALSE ALLEGATIONS posed against me by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. Two years later, January 15, 2010, I ironically began to pick my jury for the start of my 2nd trial, fighting the remaining 4 charges against me – The D.A. added an extra resisting arrest charge on this same day, taking me from three to four charges all of a sudden after 2 1/2 years.   So as Dr. King once stated, “We Shall Overcome!” – It wasn’t by accident that each of these events happened to me on this day….This let me know I will Overcome!!

June 3, 2008 was the day Barack Obama won the race to become the FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE. This was also the SAME day the 3 charges – 2 counts of battery on an officer & the 1 count of resisting arrest – were DISMISSED by the PRETRIAL JUDGE before my first trial. Leaving me with a reckless driving charge & a possession of less than an ounce of marijuana charge. This just gave me the MOTIVATION to keep FIGHTING & know that a CHANGE can come.

June 16, 2008 was Tupac Shakur’s Birthday and was also MY TRIAL VERDICT DAY at a court location known for its HIGH CONVICTION RATES with cases against the POLICE……where I was found NOT GUILTY on the RECKLESS DRIVING CHARGE. Now for those who know anything about Tupac, know he couldn’t stand the police nor police injustice, so I found it INTERESTING the jury found DEPUTY MAURIZI to be a LIAR and I had the reckless driving charge I was FALSELY ACCUSED of DROPPED on his birthday.

January 27, 2010 was the end of my 2nd TRIAL, where I had a HUNG JURY on the 4 FALSE charges posed against me. (More detail on this to come) This was the same day MICHAEL JACKSON got burned during the Pepsi commercial in ’83 as well as the same day President Obama gave his State of the Union Address saying, “We’ve finished a difficult year..But a new year has come…..I don’t quit. Let’s seize this moment” So I took this to mean, even though I was close to the flame, & they (the police) tried to burn me, I’m not giving up, I must keep up the FIGHT!

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So far this is what I’ve come up with.  To some people, these dates may mean nothing, but to me I feel all these dates of significance mean something important.

I’m Fighting until there is no more Fight in me….and I don’t see that being anytime soon!!

“NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST ME SHALL PROSPER”

October 6th Marked 2 1/2 Years Since This Nightmare Started For Me!

I cant believe it’s been 2 1/2 years since this nightmare began!!  I feel like the time has gone by so slowly, but at the same time, 2 1/2 years has gone by rather quickly.  The police have showed me how they are not to be trusted at all!!!

I often get told by people that ALL police aren’t bad!!  Umm I think I know that!  I used to work with LAPD, and while working with them, I never had any problems until this incident!!!

I JUST WANT IT TO BE OVER!!!