Silence Is Violence

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Harassment by 1st District Officers

Date: Fri, Nov. 11, 2011

IS STACY SMITH IM A LAW ABIDING. TAX PAYER, CITZEN. TODAY IS HALLOWEEN I JUST CAME FROM A FAMILY PARTY FOR THE KIDS BECAUSE THE STREETS OF NEW ORLEANS NOT TO SAFE TO TRICK OR TREAT. I WAS BRINGING MY STEPSON HOME IN THE LAFITTE NEW HOMES ON N.TONTI STREET. HIS MOTHER ALARMED US BEFORE WE MADE IT THERE THAT THE POLICE HAD THE STREETS BLOCKED OFF FROM ORLEANS SO I TOOK AN ALTERNATE ROUTE TO GET OUR SON HOME SAFELY. WHEN I TURNED ON N. TONTI I NOTICED THE OFFICERS AHEAD OF US CLOSER TO ORLEANS SO WE DROVE CLOSES WE CAN GET TO HIS HOUSE. HIS MOM STATED THE OFFICERS WOULDN'T LET HER LEAVE OFF HER PORCH TO GET HER SON SO MY UNCLE LANCE UNRESTRAINED HIM AND GOT OUT TO WALK HIM TO HIS DOOR, I WAS SCARED HE DID THAT KNOWING HOW THE POLICE SEE A AFRICAN AMERICAN MAN AND TENDS TO HARASS THEM. BEFORE MY UNCLE COULD GET BACK TO MY VEHICLE WHICH IS A 2004 CADILLAC SUV THE OFFICERS STARTED TO APPROACH MY VEHICLE BY HORSEBACK AND FOOT. MY VEHICLE WAS TURNED OFF AND PULLED TO CURB WAITING ON MY UNCLE TO COME BACK TO MY SUV. THE LADY WALKED TO MY DRIVER WINDOW OFFICER KELLY MOREL BADGE#2314. NOW I MET THIS OFFICER LAST SUNDAY AROUND 7:30 PM ON N. BROAD SHE FIRST SAW ME ON A.P. TUREAD AND N.MIRO AND I WAS COMING FROM THE BEAUTY SUPPLY ON ST.BERNARD AND GALVEZ. KEEP IN MIND IT'S A HIGH TRAFFIC AREA BUT IT'S THE ONLY BEAUTY STORE OPEN TILL 9PM. THERE WAS ALOT OF MEN HANGING AROUND AND STARING AT ME AND MY CAR SUPPISCIOUSLY SO I QUICKLY GOT IN MY VEHICLE AND LEFT. I RUN A COMPANY BY THE NAME OF S&J JUMPERS AND I'M TRYING TO MAKE AN HONEST DOLLAR. SO YOU KNOW SOME CRIMINALS SEE A YOUNG WOMAN AND A NICE VEHICLE AND WOULD TRY TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF. SO WHEN I DROVED UP A.P.TUREAD AN SAW A UNMARKED CAR RIGHT ON MY TAIL I SPEEDED UP THINKING OH LORD IS SOMEONE FOLLOWING ME. IT WAS'NT UNTIL I TURNED ON N.BROAD OFFICER MOREL MADE HER SELF NOTICEABLY AS A COP. WHEN SHE GOT OUT AND APPROACHED MY VEHICLE SHE ASKED ME WHO IS THIS CAR REGISTERED TO?, IS THIS MY CAR?, DO ANY MALES DRIVE IT?, BECAUSE THEY HAD A ROBBERY ON ST. BERNARD THAT MATCHES THIS VEHICLE. I SAID MAM WITH A COMPANY SIGN ON IT ? I ANSWERED ALL HER QUESTION TRUTHLY AND OFFERED MY REGISTRATION AND INSURANCE SINCE SHE DIDN'T ASK FOR IT. SHE TOOK MY INFO WENT RAN IT CAME BACK AND SAID YOU STILL LIVE ON MUSIC? I STATED YES MAM I HAVE SEVERAL NOPD OFFICERS IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD ONE LIVE ACROSS THE STREET,IN THE MIDDLE OF THE BLOCK , AND WE HAVE A DETAILED OFFICER THAT PATROLS GENTILLY AND ALSO CAMPUS SECURITY BECAUSE I LIVE NEAR UNO CAMPUS. I TRIED TO OFFER HER ALL INFORMATION THAT SHE COULD HAVE VERIFIED TO PROVED THAT SHE HAVE THE WRONG VEHICLE . MY VEHICLE HARDLY GETS DRIVEN BECAUSE I HAVE A 2001 CHEVROLET PICK-UP IM ALWAYS DRIVING ME AND MY FIANCEE. SHE SAID OK HAVE A NICE NIGHT AND BE CAREFUL SO SHE SEEM LIKE A CONCERNED COP AND SHE WAS A FEMALE. BACK TO TONIGHT I HAD TO TELL THIS STORY FROM LAST SUNDAY TO EXPLAIN TONIGHT. I LEFT OFF AT WHEN SHE APPROACHED MY SUV THE SAME SUV SHE STOP LAST WEEK WITH THE SAME LISCENSE PLATE AND COMPANY STICKERS. I IMMEDIATELY SAID HI YOU'RE THE LADY FROM SUNDAY SHE IGNORED WHAT I SAID AND IMMEDIATELY WENT TO ASKING ME THE SAME QUESTIONS FROM LAST WEEK BUT SHE WAS ALOT RUDER AND WASN'T ACTING PROFESSIONALLY. SHE SAID WHO WAS THE PREVIOUS OWNERS ? I SAID IM NOT SURE, SHE SAID ARE YOU SURE, YOU GOT ANY MEN DRIVING YOUR CAR?, I SAID NO IM THE SAME LADY YOU SAW DRIVING IT LAST WEEK,SHE ASK ME WHAT YOUR DOING BACK HER THIS CAR HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN A ROBBERY? I SAID MAM YOU TOLD ME THIS LAST WEEK ALSO, I'M SORRY YOUR GOT THE WRONG VEHICLE. NOTHINGS HAS CHANGE ABOUT ME SINCE LAST WEEK , SHE ASKED MY FIANCEE WHAT YOUR NAME? HOW TALL ARE YOU? HOW OLD ARE YOU? WE BEEN TOGETHER ALL MORNING WE WORK TOGETHER EVERYDAY WE SELL CARS AND RENT OUT PARTY SUPPLIES HARD WORKING HONEST YOUNG COUPLE. KEEP IN MIND WE DROPPED OFF MY STEPSON ,MY SON WHICH IS 6YRS OLD IS STILL IN THE CAR HE TOOK OFF HIS SEAT BELT AS SOON AS I TURNED OFF THE VEHICLE WHAT HE WAS TAUGHT SO WHEN THE HORSES CAME OVER HE WAS STUNNED BY IT . I SAID MAM YOU COULDN'T HAVE FORGOT ME SINCE LAST SUNDAY YOU RAN MY LISCENSE PLATE I EXPLAINED TO YOU THIS MY VEHICLE AND IT WILL NEVER BE INVOLVED IN NO SUCH CRIME. I STATED AGAIN YOU CAN VERIFY WITH OUR NEIGHBRHOOD OFFICERS MY SUV IS ALWAYS PARKED IN FRONT MY DOOR. I BROUGHT IT IN A AUTO AUCTION IN FEBRUARY 2011, IT WAS WRECKED AND I RECONSTRUCTED IT I HAVE MY COMPANY MAGNETS ATTACED ALL DAY EVERDAY YOU GOT THE WRONG TRUCK. I ASKED FOR HER NAME AND SHE WOULD NOT GIVE ME HER NAME OR BADGE NUMBER. THERE WERE ABOUT 20 COPS STANDING AROUND JUST LOOKING MOST OF THEM DROPPED THEIR HEADS LIKE POOR GIRL SHE DON'T STAND A CHANCE. BUT I HAVE RIGHTS LIKE EVERY ONE ELSE. I ASKED FOR THE SUPERVISOR IN CHARGE WHICH WAS RONNIE STEVENS I EXPLAINED THESE TWO DIFFERENT EVENTS TO HIM AS I TOLD YOU IN THE LETTER. HE WAS LISTENING BUT SHOWED ME HE REALLY DIDN'T CARE SHE WAS DOING HER JOB HE TOLD HER TO COME CHECK OUT THE TRUCK. BY RIGHT A POLICE SUPPOSED TO HAVE A GOOD MEMORY I KNOW KNOW ONES PERFECT. ONCE MOREL REMEMBERED ME I TRIED TO REFRESH HER MEMORY AND SAID YOU STOP ME LAST WEEK ON BROAD THE BAGGERING AND SLANDERING MY CHARACTER SHOULD HAVE NOT CAME ABOUT , MAKING RACIST REMARKS TOWARDS ME SAYING THERE'S ALOT OF AFRICAN AMERICANS DRIVING CADILLACS. THIS IS HARASSMENT AND DISCRIMINATION. I RUN A MOSTLY CHILD BASE COMPANY NO PARENT WILL WANT TO RENT A SPACEWALK FROM US SEEING THAT , EVERYTIME THEY LOOK AROUND IM BEING SURROUND BY COPS FOR NO REASON TRYING TO PROVE MY POINT.YOU NEVER KNOWS WHOS WATCHING THE INCIDENT. THEY WON'T EVER REFER ME TO KNOW ONE. SORRY IM JUST HURTING ABOUT THIS INCIDENT ESPECIALLY ON HALLOWEEN WHEN MY KIDS WAS SUPPOSE TO ENJOY THERE WHOLE DAY. THIS NIGHT WAS EMBRASSING AND INSULTING. BACK TO THE SUPERVISOR RONNIE STEVENS I LISTENED AND RESPECTED HIM TALKING AND WHEN HE WAS DONE I SAID THANKS FOR YOU LISTENING CAN I HAVE THE OFFICER NAME AND BADGE NUMBER SO I CAN REPORT THIS ISSUE I FEEL LIKE SHE'S HARASSING ME. HE KEPT SAYING NO SHE NOT AND TRIED TO CHANGE MY MIND. ALOT OF THINGS GO UNSOLVED BECAUSE WE DON'T REPORT IT I ASKED HIM OVER 10 TIMES FOR MS. MOREL NAME AND BADGE NUMBER HE KEPT SAYING I WOULD GIVE IT TO YOU HOLD UP SO I GUESS THEY CAME UP WITH A IDEAL OFFICER MOREL SAID GIVE ME YOUR LISCENSE IM WRITING YOU A CITATION I SAID FOR WHAT? SHE STATED YOUR SON NOT IN HIS SEATBELT. OMG! WE BEEN PARKED HER OVER 45 MINUTES THERE IS TWO HORSES NEXT TO HIM HE'S TRYING TO PLAY WITH. I SAID OFFICER STEVENS MY SON WAS RESTRAINED WHILE I WAS DRIVING AND HE HAVE A BOOSTER SEAT I WENT GOT IT OUT MY SUV TO SHOW ABOUT 30 COPS. I STATED MR. STEVENS SHE ONLY GIVING ME A CITATION BECAUSE I'M ASKING OFR HER BADGE # AND NAME. HE SAID NO . I SAID SIR WHEN WE STOP AND TURNED OFF MY TRUCK ALL OF YOU WAS STILL IN THE MIDDLE OF THE BLOCK TALKING THERE'S NO WAY FOR HER TO TELL IF HE WAS IN OR OUT OF SEATBELT. YOUR WAITED ALMOST AND HOUR LATER TO SAID THIS BUT YOU AND I BOTH KNOW WHY SHE DID THAT TO HURT ME. SO AFTER I SHOWED THEM LOOK WE BEEN SITTING HER OVER AN HOUR HE HAVE AND HAD ON ALL PROPER SAFETY BELTS SHE CAME UP WITH ANOTHER IDEA WELL I'M GOING TO WRITE IT UP FOR NO VIEW MIRROR, I SAID OFFICER HERE IT IS RIGHT HERE IT CAME OFF THE WINDOW BECAUSE THE RAINING IN MY VEHICLE LOOSENED UP THE GLUE. I SAID IT'S DIFFERENT IF I DIDN'T HAVE ONE AT ALL I JUST NEED THE PROPER GLUE. BUT ALL THIS TO HURT ME FROM ASKING FOR WHAT I'M ALLOWED TO KNOW AND HAVE TO PROPER IDENTITY OF THE OFFICER. THE SUPERVISOR OFFICER RONNIE STEVENS STOOD THERE AND ALLOWED IT HE SAID I DIDN'T SEE ANYTHING JUST TAKE THE CITATION IT DOES NOT MEAN YOU GUILTY. I SAID BUT SIR THIS IS THE METHOD YOUR CHOOSE TO GIVE ME INFORMATION ON THIS OFFICER. HE SAID YES AND WALKED OFF. THIS WAS SAD IMPROPER POLICE WORK. SHE USED HER AUTHORITY AS AN OFFICER TO TRY TO HURT ME BECAUSE I TRUTHLY LET HER AND ALL HER FELLOW OFFICERS KNOW THAT I WILL REPORT THIS ISSUE. IT'S SAD ALL THE CRIME THAT'S GOING ON IN NEW ORLEANS TODAY AND HERE YOU HAVE OVER 30 OFFICERS STANDIND HERE TRYING TO USE THERE AUTHORITY TO VIOLATED A CITZEN. SHE SLANDERED MY CHARACTER, EMBRASSED ME , AMD HARASSED ME TWICE AND I JUST WANTED TO LET THE APPROPRIATE PERSON OVER THE OFFICERS KNOW ABOUT IT. THE SUPERVISOR WASN'T NO BETTER SO I KNEW I REALLY HAD TO REPORT THIS. I ASKED HIM OVER 10 TIMES FOR HER INFO AND THIS WAS THE MANNER IN ME GETTING THE INFORMATION AS A CITATION FOR REAR VIEW MIRROR NOT BEING GLUED ON. THIS IS A BUNCH OF NON SENSE I WAS A YOUNG BLACK WOMAN STANDING UP FOR MY RIGHTS AS A LAW ABIDING, TAX PAYING, CITZEN. PLAN AND SIMPLE PLEASE CAN SOMEONE LOOK INTO THIS MATTER ASAP. THE COPS SHOULD USE PROPER FORCE AND AUTHORITY WHEN A CRIME OR A NECESSARY SITUATION OCCURS. NOT BECAUSE I WANT TO SPREAK UP. GOOD NIGHT BECAUSE 1ST DISTRICT RUINED MINES.