|Papers please! (circa Berlin, 1939, Gestapo)|
|Since the Framingham police have decided to stop people without reason
to do a wellness check and require identification (or arrest them), I
propose that the Board of Selectman implement a policy on wellness
I suggest that each "wellness check" should be carefully documented and periodically reviewed. The information collected should contain:
There is no legal requirement to identify yourself but in my case, the officer was intent on arresting me since I refused to identify myself. This is why I consider Officer Gregory Reardon a 28 year old underemployed testorone filled petty police thug who uses the color of law to shield his incompetence and who still lives with his parents.
Why should the police believe that they must help someone who has not requested assistance? How many times does an officer have to be told that he is not wanted? Are they just really plain stupid? Will someone help me understand?
Any one who has the power to arrest, detain or incarcerate individuals, or worse, those with command authority in such organizations should lose their jobs if they speak out politically when a person is being booked . Such political comments undermine the reason for the arrest and raise the issue of malice and intent.
Way after my arrest, I discover that the Framingham police are maintaining an intelligence file on me (some 30 pages if you don't include the paper work for this arrest. In other words, I am considred an enemy of the state and these police officers have so much time on their hands that they compile dossiers on law abiding citizens just like J. Edgar Hoover did on Dr. Martin Luther King. They have a much larger intelligence file on Jim Rizoli.
Why should the police maintain dossiers on law abiding citizens? How about just doing law enforcement.
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