Corruption in this small American town goes to the top. It’s time to start crushing it.
Wenatchee, WA -- Little old Douglas County Washington is about to spend huge taxpayer dollars in an attempt to punish a man for demanding a police officer tell him why he was being stopped. It’s one of the many counties in America where corruption is disguised under a covering of respect and politeness. Don’t let that fool you.
We see a lot of stories about the worst of the worst, officials that do really bad things. In my recent article about what makes a good cop I raised the question. What about those officers who simply do not do their job? This case illustrates the massive problem of micro-tyranny within America. Cases of abuse where life is not taken, but government goes to any lengths to keeps the jack boot of tyranny on the necks on citizens.
The case is going to trial!
This man is standing up to them. And so am I! I hope patriots will join me and pack the courtroom.
Jan 15th, 8:30AM at the Douglas County District Court, 8:45AM, 110 2nd Street Northeast #100.
I for one do not intend to let Douglas County get away with this behavior.
These kind of cases are rampant. Government is using illegal harassment to punish law abiding citizens under color of law and keep them in their place. The governments greatest fear is a people that will stand up. If a fraction of these abuses were taken to jury trial, with the defendants boldly representing themselves; this system of micro-tyranny would collapse and with it the larger abuses would be taken on.
This man is standing up to them and it’s going to jury trial. This is a County that does not even have it’s own jail, yet has the gall to waste tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars. Just to punish a citizen who dared to question their authority with a simple demand that the law be respected.
This is not about one case. It’s about constant abuse. We plan to pack the courtroom and expose them. Judges and officials answer to us and their made up rules do not override the Constitution.
On a lonely dark highway in Douglas county, officer Evan O’Mally stopped Tell Shasteen who was driving with Tammy Seim returning from a family dinner in Wenatchee. The officer comes up to the window and the driver reaches for his information as he asks the officer the reason for the stop. The officer then refuses to give the information, even though Washington State law requires officers to verify the reason for their stop when asked.
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The driver asked a normal question. Knowing about the issues with unmarked police cars in Washington and that people impersonating drivers are more frequently getting people to stop on the road at night to rob, assault or worse, he made the right choice. While this car was marked, the driver could not see that in the darkness of this stop. Officers can’t just stop you. They have to have a legal reason to do so.
The officer refuses to comply. Despite the fact that even if there were no such a law, it’s a perfectly reasonable question. When the driver fails to give his papers fast enough, the officer opens his door, violating of the 4th amendment even while he admits the driver was not under arrest at that time. He claims he does not need permission to open the door. The driver demands that the officer close the door, but he refuses and arrests the driver, charging him with obstruction, but later changing it to a lesser, but still criminal charge of non compliance. All using the same RCW that he (the officer) failed to comply with when he refused to give his authorization for the stop.
As it turns out the driver was stopped for doing 16 mph over the speed limit. Despite his oath of office and the mission statement of the Douglas County Sheriff, the officer was more concerned about punishing this man for daring to ask a question that would help to legally verify the stop.
As a side note. Always lock your door and always film. Had the diver done this, the officer likely would have backed off.
The driver, an employed 19 year old with no record, attempted to redress his grievances with elected Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal and Prosecuting Attorney Steven Clem. Both refused to deal with the unprofessional behavior of the officer, his violating of the Constitution of the complete needlessness of the arrest. It makes you realize; this is all about making sure people are obedient to government. It has nothing to do with law or justice for people like this and the corruption goes all the way to the top.
The driver motioned for dismissal in Douglas County district court, but judge Judith L. McCauley refused to dismiss. I sat in the courtroom for some of these hearings. The judge was rude, disrespectful and intimidating rather than upholding her oath and the mission of the County government.
For their part, County officials are doing whatever they can to make it hard for Tell to defend himself in court. They throw rules, hide what’s really happening and use thing known my lawyers to hamper justice. But we don’t have to tolerate that. We turning the tables and many of the elected officials in Douglas County have been subpoenaed to be questioned by the citizens at the trial.
It’s time to start rooting our micro-tyranny like an infected cavity. I invite patriots to gather at the court as the police, judge and the prosecutors have shown neglect, failure to give information and abuse of of justice. We are there to hold them accountable. Because no judge or elected official is above the the law. We will make sure they behave with respect.
Stand up for liberty.
Gavin Seim is a liberty speaker with a message of the Constitution, liberty and justice. A past candidate for US Congress who shook up the establishment with BIG conversations and principled stands. Gav is a man who believes in going toe to toe with tyranny and that all law that violates the Constitution is VOID.