There are two. They are two of the Frenchie Life Is Good Enjoy The Ride Shirt and by the same token and worst days of my life. I am 5 ft tall and at the time was about 135lbs. I’m a white female in her early forties. I live in a fairly small city. There are about 30,000 people here. I’m told that smaller cities get the cops the larger forces didn’t want. They come in with a chip on their shoulder because of it. I don’t know if that’s true, but I do know the police in my town are awful. I don’t claim to know everything a black person goes through with the police, but because of these experiences, I can empathize more with them.It all started many years ago. My son had PTSD as a child due to abuse by his biological father. He would rage and act out regularly. At one point in working with multiple therapists, I was told to contact the police when he would be in a rage and become violent. I did this several times. This put us on the police’s radar.I look back and wish I hadn’t answered the door, but I did. I stood on the hearth holding the glass storm door with one hand. I explained what was going on to the two police (one male, one female). They stated I couldn’t kick my son out. However, this is not something they could arrest me for. They could turn me into DHS (Department of Human Services) but that was it. I told them I was done talking to them about it and took a step back into my house. The female cop grabbed my free arm, spun me around and handcuffed me. I will admit I freaked out. I yelled for them to get off of me. The male cop then grabbed my left arm. The female cop had hold of my right arm. They counted to three in unison, picked me up by my arms and threw me headfirst onto my stuccoed porch. I asked what I was being arrested for, what are the charges. The female cop stated, “Ummm, how about for assaulting an officer.” I stated I never touched either of them and it was they who assaulted me.
n the Frenchie Life Is Good Enjoy The Ride Shirt and by the same token and meantime, my husband had arranged for bail. The police just had to accept the money. They wouldn’t that night. I sat in a cram-packed holding room for several hours. They brought me out to get my fingerprints done and a swab. I did the fingerprints. The lady said she was going to do the swab. I opened my mouth to allow her to do it. She acted disgusted and said, “Oh really, you’re going to act like that!” I said like what, I’m opening my mouth so you can swab it. I opened my mouth again. She called a cop in and I was taken back to holding. They came and got me and gave me a bedroll. They booked me into a 23hour lockdown unit. That is where I spent the night. I didn’t sleep, I suffer from insomnia and obviously didn’t have my sleeping medication. I told the guard that I probably won’t be able to sleep and that it wasn’t because I was trying to disobey her. She came to the door early the next morning. She asked if I would cooperate this time in getting my swab done. I explained to her that I cooperated last time and asked to be accompanied as I felt I was being unjustly targeted. I and two officers went back to the swab lady. She was overly polite this time. A few hours later I was brought back out of the cell and was able to dress. I was being released. This process took a couple of hours and I finally was let out around 10 am. I then called my husband to pick me up.I ended up pleading guilty to resisting arrest. The rest of the charges were dismissed. My attorney said that just stiffening my arms would constitute as resisting arrest. I haven’t felt safe outside my house since then. For a year afterwards I stayed in my bedroom, only leaving to go to the restroom or to doctor appointments. I thankfully was taking my daughter to a therapist at the time who had previously treated my son. He specializes in PTSD and I began seeing him right away. I can now be out of my bedroom, but I’m still working on being outside my home. I found out that the Supreme Court ruled that cops are not there to protect and serve, but to enforce the law. Who enforces the law against them?