Female, age 56. It was new year, the lady had been to get some food, gone home, ate a pizza, a glass of wine with dinner. It was 6.30ish in the evening, she got in the car went to the local garage, purchased some mince pies that were reduced while there. She saw the police car on the garage forecourt, no surprise, the police were always at the local garage due to traffic police being stationed around the corner from where she lived. Local traffic police were always friendly and she often chatted with them. So she was not perturbed by seeing a police car, it happened everyday where she lived.
On leaving the shop a police officer came rushing out after her, she did not see him in the shop. He basically pinned the lady against the wall and started reading her the riot act, quoting 'hate and race laws'. At first she could not take it seriously, and she knew that the police officer was in contravention of human rights law, article 19. Freedom of speech. So what did she say in the shop? She had said calmly, 'I do wish you would speak English' paid for her purchase and left.
Once outside the UNLAWFUL ARREST began. So she started to walk away because she knew it was unlawful. She told the police officer that he did not know who she was. He made it clear that he did before he checked her car details and made a sarcastic remark. Then he checked the car details, all was clear and clean driving license. Bear in mind that this woman had never ever been in trouble with the police. In her life has a driver, she had only received one driving speed fine for going three miles over a 45 mile limit in an area she did not know, years previously.
When she started to walk away, the police officer called for back-up. Another police officer came, they both starting joking and making fun of her, both were doing their utmost to 'intimidate' her. Then the 2nd police officer said I think we will just give a breath test. By this time she had enough of the 'unlawful arrest' and the reason given for it originally. Bearing in mind this person had always been an upstanding member of the local community.
She then refused the breath test due to the unlawful arrest, as that arrest had been to do with 'hate laws' that are related to 'religion'. The police then threatened her and told her that she would have to go to the police station, more police officers arrived and took her away.
When she arrived at the police station further intimidation by at least seven police officers that were towering above her. They refused to allow her to go to the toilet until she said 'OK, I will just have to do it here. She then refused to sign their paperwork.
They kept her in a cell all night and bullied her all night long, they did not allow her to have any sleep at all. They bullied her about wars and 'what makes a person a criminal'. One might ask what does that have to do with a 'breath test?".
They refused her a doctor and when she asked for a duty solicitor, he would only speak to her on the phone. He would not listen to the fact that it was an unlawful arrest. As far as the solicitor was concerned it was a 'drink driving offence'.
She was not allowed to make a 'statement' about what happened.
In the morning, they warned her that she would be forced to have her DNA and fingerprints taken. Including photographed.
Due to a serious back problem and what she had endured all night long, she was dazed and in a state of shock of what had transpired as she left the police station. The last police officer that spoke to her told that she was innocent until proven guilty and that there would be a solicitor to help her when she arrived at court.
When she arrived at court, the solicitor was not there to help her. When she asked for the solicitor, she was told that the solicitors do not usually defend such cases and that she did not have the ladies file. As such, the court solicitor did not have any information at all on the nature of the arrest. As such, she was not in a position to represent her. The solicitor was not interested in the fact, that this was an 'unlawful arrest' by the police force and that if the police officer had not stopped the woman 'unlawfully', nothing else would have transpired. She had not been stopped or arresting for a driving offence.
Well it turned out in court, CPS informed the court, that the police officer that carried out the ('unlawful arrest',) was not even on duty. So who was he working for? The police officer was clearly waiting for her to arrive at the garage.
She complained to the Chief Constable as IPCC request people to do, and not satisfactory response was received.
Now to take it to the IPCC, the forms ask for legal representation. Next step is try to engage a local human rights solicitor, because I have discovered there are very few solicitors that are prepared to take on the police. Can I get this on legal aid? How would I go about bringing a civil case against the police for what they have done? You can imagine the impact that this has had on this ladies health.
The other aspect is that they released her on the solar eclipse, months later they went after her son on the next eclipse and let him go after thorough questioning. He was an innocent walking home late from work.
We cannot allow these 'unlawful arrests', to continue. The people have to rise up against it. The police are 'discriminating' against our own people. There was a similar case involving children and when the grandmother of the children questioned the police they responded that they did not have time to round up those that had done what they were 'accused' of. The 13-15 year olds, had ended up in court, found 'guilty', for something that they had not done.
Injustice is taking place in the UK and it is impacting on children throughout the country. Children that once had respect for the police force, do not have it anymore.
Finally, CPS committed 'perjury' in court and the lady was 'bullied' by the magistrates court not to take the case to crown court due to the cost of it. When the 'accused' began to quote human rights law, article 19 and the unlawful arrest. CPS and the clerk of the court started 'losing' it. The two women were triggering all over the place, shouting and screaming. The lady took a managing director of a local company with her to the court hearing as a witness. She could not believe what she was seeing happening in court with the CPS etc. The local media were not interested in what that was happening and did not speak to the lady before or after the court hearing.
Dignity heals with grace and mercy that righteousness bestows. 'Healing is the path of salvation and love is the way'. From Sacred Words