Showing posts with label Clarence Green. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Clarence Green. Show all posts

Police want to put a child in a cage after a lawyer posted video of cops strip searching him in public.

University of Virginia law professor and defense attorney Thomas Frampton was retained by the family of Clarence Green after police violated Green's civil rights and the rights of his 16-year-old brother during a traffic stop. After Frampton released body camera footage of the unlawful traffic stop and subsequent warrantless search of the Green family home, Baton Rouge police now want to arrest him. The request cites a Louisiana state law that prohibits disseminating "records and reports" relevant to juvenile court proceedings. The decision to go after Frampton could be seen as retaliation for speaking out against their constitutional rights being violated, but it is also seen as a First Amendment issue as well. Frampton won the civil suit against the Baton Rouge PD, which was settled out of court for $35,000, but he is now in the county's crosshairs.

The district attorney's office wants to prosecute Frampton for doing so and put him behind bars for up to six months. He says the district attorney is violating the law by going after him in contempt of court and violating the right to freedom of speech. Officer Camello has a history of abusing the civil rights of those he was sworn to protect and serve. Green spent five months in jail before the charges were dismissed, the time he will never be able to get back. The city or better stated, the taxpayers, had to foot the bill for Camello's jail time.

Now it seems lawyers are also fair game for a system rife with corruption. The federal judge presiding over the civil suit, Judge Brian A. Jackson, had harsh words for the Baton Rouge police department and officer Camello, a 20-year-veteran. The Green family may have gotten a fair payday for their pain, but now it seems lawyers are also fair game for the system's corruption. The judge wrote: "The state agents demonstrated a serious and willful disregard for the defendant's constitutional rights, first by initiating a traffic stop on the most tenuous of pretexts, and then by invading the defendant's home haphazardly."

Cops strip a melanin man naked in public and search his genitals for drugs.

Clarence Green and his family were stripped nude on the side of the road by police after an illegal traffic stop. Officers stripped them and groped their genitals in broad daylight on a public roadway. The officers then went to Green's home and illegally searched it. The family was awarded a $35,000 settlement after their rights were trampled by Baton Rouge's finest. The incident is a testament to the untouchable nature of criminal cops and the violations they can commit, writes CNN's, Robin Cevallos.

In the name of the drug war, police found a gun in Green's possession, which is entirely legal in the state of Louisiana, she says, except that he was on probation for possession of drugs, which prohibited him from having a firearm.  However, the gun was in his pocket, not behind his genitals where they were looking, Cevallos says, and it was in a different pocket, not where they searched Green's private parts.  Police also claimed to find marijuana on Green's teen brother, but he was not on probation. Cops in Louisiana search a home without a warrant, trying to collect a DNA sample from a child without his mother's consent. "If you don't shut the f**k up," one officer threatened, "I'm gonna come in and I'm gonna f*** you up…You think I'm playing with you?" A federal judge called the actions an "abject violation" of the Fourth Amendment rights of a man and his brother.

The state eventually dropped the charges, but not before the judge tore into the police officers involved in the case, calling their actions "wanton disregard" for the man's constitutional rights. The judge found the officer's conflicting accounts about the circumstances leading up to the traffic stop had been "troubling at best," and called his testimony "trying to prove a case that may justifiably be considered to be a trespass subject to prosecution under Louisiana law"

In Anambra, three people were killed as they clashed with the police.

  Over the weekend, the situation in the Aguleri village, which is located in the Anambra East Local Government Area of the state of Anambra...