Re: Court: No right to resist illegal cop entry into home
A few months ago at a big party at my house, i wa arrested by the county sheriff. The sheriff showed up as i was helping people maneuver their cars to a better spot down my 1/8 mile long driveway.
The sheriff then started questioning me as to whether i was drunk, i said no though i had been drinking i was not drunk and i was 3 feet away from the deputy sitting in his vehicle; then as to whether people in the house were of age to drink or not, i said i dont know? then as to whether there were people drinking inside, i responded i dont know, i dont think so, but i wouldnt put it past some people in there. he then asked for my id, i checked my back right pocket wasnt there. i figured it was in my room since i had no where to be but my own house that night. he said, lets go get it then. So we walk about 300 feet from the car to my house *i was the only person he or either of the sheriffs had spoken to so far* We got to my garage with both the garage door and the side door shut.
I told the deputy, im sorry guys, but you guys are gonna have to wait here because i cant let you in without a search warrant. IMMEDIATELY without further questions i was cuffed and arrested. On the way back to the car with my hands behind my back i found my wallet in my back left pocket, told them, and presented it to them on my own vilition. Upon pulling my id from my wallet, the officer (who had a history with traffic citations for my brother in the past) looked at it and said, ya found your wallet? well thats obstruction. Then said, vukich huh, you have a brother dont ya? i didnt respond. He then said, "yeah your brother danny, it must run in the family" as he was putting me in the back of the car. i said, why would you even say that man? as the door was shut.
I wasnt breathalized, i wasnt given a field sobriety test. I was arrested for telling the sheriff they couldnt enter my home without a warrant. I was then given an obstruction of official business charge because i had misplaced my wallet though i had found it and presented it to them without them having to search me. The people that were still in my house when the deputies were spotlighting it for the next 4 hours, reported to me that they were tellign the people inside that 1. if they didnt come out, they would charge everybody in the house with burglary. 2. if they didnt come out they would start towing vehicles off MY property. 3. that they spoke with the home owner and the home owner said to just come out and they wont press charges. when they never spoke to my mother or father at all. I spent the night in county, in population with some serious criminals, and i was the only one arrested. They let drunk kids drive home after they arrested me and told people that did come out that they arrested me for being an #######.
At the latest and last court date, the arresting officer was there and pressed for the obstruction charge to stick because he said it too UNTIL HE PATTED ME DOWN to find my wallet.
This is why i cannot respect police at all no matter what. No police officer gets my respect. You could be a police officer reading this, and completely disagree with what the sheriff did here, but if i saw you in a police uniform, i couldnt feel an ounce of respect for you. Too many authority figures abuse their power and dont comply with the law when doing so. They are supposed to apprehend people that arent complying with the law, not apprehend and arrest people by not complying with the law themselves.
This is a rough version of the story, its pretty tough to quickly describe what happened in text, as im much better at vividly describing it verbally. so if there are some parts that dont make sense im sorry lol, just ask about it.