Baltimore County Police Officer Harry Ray Persuhn, III Harasses Young African American Male at Kohl’s Department Store

The video has gone viral, 779,000 views, as of this writing. John Holt, along with his fiancee, were shopping in a Baltimore County Kohl’s Department Store, when Officer Persuhn (according to The Maven”), stopped him a checked for warrants. Officer Persuhn indicated that Mr. Holt did not show up for court, therefore, he had the right, according to Persuhn to detain him. Mr. Holt, who was visibly upset, informed the Officer that he was being harassed.

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The docket reveals that Mr. Holt did in fact have a Warrant issued on March 3, 2018, but, that it had been recalled on March 8, 2018. He is scheduled for trial on July 19, 2018 and is  represented by the Office of The Public Defender. A rudimentary review of Court records would have revealed this same information to Officer Persuhn. But, even with the aforementioned information readily available to him, Officer Persuhn, in his bravado, decided to antagonize and harass Mr. Holt, who, according to our constitution, is presume innocent until found guilty by a Court of Law.

The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution, made applicable to the States by the Fourteenth Amendment in Mapp v. Ohio, 367 U.S. 643 (1961), includes “two separate clauses, the first protecting the basic right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures and the second requiring that warrants be particular and supported by probable cause.” Payton v. New York, 445 U.S. 573, 584 (1980). It reads as follows:

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

“The touchstone of the Fourth Amendment is reasonableness[.]” United States v. Knights, 534 U.S. 112, 118 (2001). With this in mind, the Supreme Court has consistently affirmed that searches and seizures “conducted outside the judicial process,” Katz v. United States, 389 U.S. 347, 357 (1967), i.e., without “a judicial warrant ․ issued by a neutral magistrate after finding probable cause,” United Stats v. Place, 462 U.S. 696, 701 (1983), are both “presumptively unreasonable,” Payton, 445 U.S. at 586, or “per se unreasonable under the Fourth Amendment[.]” Katz, 389 U.S. at 357.2.

A police officer without a warrant may arrest a person if the police officer has probable cause to believe that a felony has been committed or attempted and the person has committed or attempted to commit the felony whether or not in the presence or within the view of the police officer.

It is without question, that the Officer did not believe that Mr. Holt had committed a felony, only that he had a purported warrant for his arrest, yet he detained him unreasonably; Mr. Holt was clearly not free to leave.

Officer Harry Ray Persuhn, according to the Baltimore Sun, has been a Police Officer since April 15, 2002 and earns $76,963.00, per year, not including overtime.

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This is another example of a Police Officer using his authority to harass an African American male, but like so many others before him;

THE EYE OF JUSTICE IS WATCHING. 

 

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Photo credit: Adapted by SupaButterfly from jsawkins / Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0) and Eric Chan / Flickr (CC BY 2.0).

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The Stephon Clark Autopsy Belies Reports By Police Who Shot An Unarmed Man Of Color

Gronda Morin

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The police were called one evening around the 18th of March 2018 from a Sacramento, California neighborhood regarding a young man vandalizing residents’ cars. This was not a young man committing crimes of violence which required a swarm of police officers to arrive in the vicinity of the complaint with guns drawn and a helicopter circling above.

But that is what happened. A 22 year old Black man, Stephon Clark was outside his Grandma’s home with only a cell phone, which means no other implement used in committing acts of vandalism were on his person, when he was confronted by a swarm of law enforcement officers who shouted at him but who then proceeded to fire at least 20 gun shots at him. As soon as this happened, the police muted the sound from their recording machines.

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‘Pharma bro’ Martin Shkreli sentenced to 7 years in prison

Martin Shkreli (k/n/a Prisoner “87850-053”) was sentenced to 7 Years in Federal Prison. As he wept, he stated:

 “This is my fault. I am no victim here,” Shkreli said, before breaking down into tears as he promised not to let his lawyer Benjamin Brafman down in his efforts to contribute to society.

Justice has been served on all the citizens who suffered when he surreptitiously raised the amount of an HIV Medication from $13.50 a pill to $750.00 a pill. He exhibited no remorse. Prisoner 87850-053 even had the unmitigated gall to smirk and laugh at Congress when they attempted to question him regarding his decision. In my opinion, he is Evil. Hopefully jail will turn his life around in prison.

MARTIN SHKRELI
Register Number: 87850-053
Age: 35
Race: White
Sex: Male
Located at: Brooklyn MDC
Release Date: UNKNOWN

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Against Bullying Of March For Our Lives Teens

We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident

I think that mostly everyone has read or heard about the teens of Parkland High School being denigrated for wanting gun control.  Here’s a bit from an article published in The Guardian.

“And as of this weekend, this group of idealistic young people have officially become the right’s leading hate figures.

The first and most repugnant strategy was to directly attack high-profile campaigners, especially students David Hogg and Emma Gonzalez.

Running short of reasoned arguments, many attempted to push conservative buttons with high impact visuals. Alt-right social media company Gab was one of many that disseminated a doctored animation of Gonzalez in which she falsely appeared to be tearing up the US constitution. Cartoonist and Trump sycophant Ben Garrison depicted Hogg as an assault rifle, wielded by CNN, and loaded with Marxism. Breitbart re-published a round of tweets accusing Hogg of throwing a Nazi salute.”

They are being called…

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Baltimore County Jury awards $37 Million Dollars to family of slain Korryn Gaines

A Baltimore County jury found Corporal Royce Ruby and the Baltimore County Police Department, liable for the death of Korryn and for the injuries her son, Kodi, suffered when he was shot. The jury of six women found that Ruby’s shooting of Korryn was not reasonable and therefore violated her civil rights. Interestingly, the jury reached the verdict in three hours. It is anticipated that the County will appeal the decision. The Maryland Local Government Tort Claims Act (“MLGTCA”) would limit the families recovery against the county to $400,000.00; however, because Ruby was sued in his individual capacity and because the jury awarded punitive damages, which in Maryland, has an element of malice, the family is not capped at $400,000 for Ruby’s conduct and may be able to come after him for the entire amount of the judgment.  It is likely, however, that the County will file a post-trial motion to reduce the judgment, prior to an appeal.

In speaking with reporters, Korryn’s mother stated:

“This win is for all of my sisters in the movement who have lost their children to police violence,” she said. “Some of them have never received justice, either criminally or civil. I just want to tell them that this win is for them.”

May Korryn Gaines continue to Rest in Peace 

 

The Impact of Trayvon Martin’s Death on America

We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident

Trayvon lives onOutside of his family and friends, Trayvon Martin was unknown until a few days after February 26, 2012. On that evening, Trayvon Martin was the average 17-year old child of divorced parents where the father is involved in his son’s life and there is an extended family. Living in Miami Gardens, Trayvon was visiting his dad in Sanford, Florida, who was staying with his girlfriend. He went to the 7-Eleven and on his way back, was followed by a man in a truck. Trayvon was on the phone with a childhood friend named Rachel, and told her about a creepy looking guy following him. Trayvon ran. The man got out of his truck, followed Trayvon, and shot him dead.

enhanced-buzz-20534-1373759092-14The killing of Trayvon Martin impacted America more than the killing of some U.S. Presidents. Because of technology and the internet, people from across the globe took interest in the case.  …

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