Chief of Police offered his apology….

I have a habit of getting even through trying to use the situation as a teachable moment… and this instance in a little town in Arkansas in 2010 is just one of many funny stories across America….

A couple of tornados had gone through this little town and it caused some damage to our property… Since I knew the neighbor had issues, I checked with a lawyer before I proceeded to make sure we were in the boundary of the laws for that town and county…

Our fence had been damaged and we had asked the neighbor to move her property off of the fence so we could repair it and the next thing you know I got me one young red neck cop storming on to my property… Never found out if the neighbor an him are related but lets see if I can tell the story the way my hubby does… It goes like this….

Young officer states to husband if you lay another hand on that fence you are going to jail… husband, so if I touch MY fence you are going to arrest me… Officer, yep… Husband goes and sits down on the porch swing and smiles at me, because he knows what is going to happen to this young man, will be a life lesson he will never forget…. and he was right… as I smile at remembering…

So I waited for 24 hours to cool down and get my thoughts together and my letter to the Mayor, City Manger and Chief of Police went something like this…

Being an educated woman who has served in the US Air Force and having had the opportunity to live around this great planet and  in more than half of the states in America, the first think I do when I move some place is know the laws and rules of the county I live in…

It is my understanding that pertaining to the laws of the state of Arkansas and as it is with the U.S. Government, you have to commit a crime in order to be arrested… I was not aware that Polk county had any laws that said I could not touch the fence that was on my property and included in my survey report that is recorded with the court-house in town and is secured by a Veterans home loan, and once purchased, that I could not touch the property….

I also was not aware that I had committed any crime, yet your officer threatened to arrest my disabled husband and myself for touching our property….

That is pretty much the gist of the letter to the authorities in Polk county….

About an hour after hubby got home from dropping off those letters the chief of police showed up and this happened…

Hubby, Why sir, I tried to drop off your copy, but couldn’t find you… Chief… that’s all right Mr….. I have the Mayors copy…..

As soon as he left after he apologized up one side of me and down the other side of hubby, we laughed our ass’s off…..

Now how would that man reacted if he knew I was related to one of the most notorious families in the area…. America’s funniest home videos has nothing compared to my life….

Yes the cop was disciplined and he followed us around in his patrol car until I let the chief know, that a law suit could very easily happen for violating my civil rights and harassing the disabled…. Never saw another cop near us in that town again… and no we will never step foot in the state of Arkansas again… they can have it…

Times Up #MeToo

I Remember….

Author: maggi9454

Domestic violence, rape and assault are not new in America or the world... but it is accepted in the highest offices of our government in America... The catholic church, in congress and the white house... you can use and abuse people as long as you can make everyone believe the words coming out of your mouth.... My body shows the evidence of domestic violence and Air Force cover up... I am just one among millions whose government was complicit in rape and domestic violence... Until women step up and vote with their voice... Men in power, will protect men in power and do it in the name of your god and country.... Your voice, your vote...