What an interesting article the Prattville Progress published on Wednesday! I knew it was just a matter of time, and the strength of Don Fletcher to REPORT REALITY...that this would happen. This story reminds me of Bobby Brown, a dear friend of ours from Autaugaville that experienced harassment by deputies of Autauga County. He was constantly harassed by them, and once during an arrest, his arm was twisted behind his back (when this particular deputy put him in handcuffs). Bobby had been injured in the Vietnam war, and had damage in his arm. The pain from this arrest was unbearable. His shoulder was pulled out of socket twice. (I guess that once the deputy figured out Bobby could suffer pain from his shoulder injury, he did it again).
I wonder if the deputy who did this to this boy, was related to the deputy that hurt Bobby Brown? I might also add, that Bobby Brown supported me in my race for sheriff, and that is one of the reasons he was harassed. You can certainly tell that election time is coming up. Some like to show their "superiority". (Bobby Brown ended up having to leave the county and move somewhere else, due to the bullying nature of law enforcement pulling him over everytime they recognized his vehicle. The Judge said Bobby could have his property back, after the case was over, but when he called to set up a time to pick up his property, he was told that if he went back to reclaim his video camera that they conviscated from him when they arrested him, that he would be arrested if he set foot back in Autaugaville!)My husband ended up driving him back to reclaim his video camera, which had been damaged. It's truly atrocious to think that officers we should "respect" show their bully sides. (Some of these officers are involved with the Huntsville bully group that has been cyber stalking me for a couple of years now). This is the group that has been googling my youngest son's school for information about him. This is the group that has been trying to access Board of Education records of my two youngest children. They have no shame, no respect for children, whatsoever. How can our youth have ANY respect for the law when it hasn't been earned?? There is even a bully blog and bully site that one of the Huntsville bunch has created. The owner of this blog is married to a Huntsville Police Officer. GO FIGURE!
Our kids need to feel safe, but instead of feeling safe, they feel terrified...they feel their youth is jeopardized by cops gone wild. It's ridiculous!! I hope that Julian McPhillips holds these "officers" responsible.