I was stalked by Mesa police 7 Aug. 2014. I broke my rule about confronting Mesa politicians because it’s too dangerous, too close to home as I’ve had Mesa police threaten my life before. But, I figured I’m just walking into the lobby with a camera to ask questions, what could happen?
When all you have is a hammer, everything will start looking like a nail. I asked my usual questions and the officer agreed that if I’m physically in Arizona, then the laws of the “state” apply to me. Problem for me was this was a cop and they don’t like to be questioned and they really don’t like when they can’t prove their laws apply to us. He accused me of arguing and debating and when I told him not to falsely accuse me of that, he opened the steel door and told me to wait right there, he was going to get the people who would answer my questions.
I figured he was getting someone to arrest me for contempt of cop so I asked what the guy’s name was from Carla who worked behind the glass partition. She looked nervous and said she was not sure of his name, though he was standing right in front of her. She told me to stay where I was and they would be right out. I didn’t wait for them, I walked out.
Sure enough as the video shows, they sent someone to follow me. Later I was told that I was considered a “threat to officer safety” because of my questions. Yes, asking for evidence their argument is based is a threat to their safety. They thought I was a “sovereign citizen” and could be a threat to them. I’m neither a sovereign nor a citizen.
The scary part of this is not the fact they had to use intimidation, but the fact they admittedly cannot prove their laws apply to us and it doesn’t bother them a bit. They don’t miss a beat. These people couldn’t care less they can’t prove their laws apply to us, they just keep kicking in our doors, stopping us on the street and imprisoning us anyway.