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Forum Post: I was kicked off of my campus for showing emotional distress thanks to Obama, a few days later cops twisted my arms etc.

Posted 12 years ago on Jan. 18, 2012, 5:12 a.m. EST by occupypuppies (71)
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I've already been locked up twice for being a loudmouthed bitch in public, which is kind of unbelievable because I live in America, it's funny and sad, I never thought that I would have both my arms twisted and be put in a cell and then hit with fines just for drawing attention to myself in public. But I was. I promise to continue getting arrested and accosted and abused because I couldn't live with myself if I didn't.

Oh and I was removed from my college campus for showing emotional distress. "Obama just changed the laws," said the social worker on the phone, "So I'll call the police and they'll come get you."

I'm probably going to disappear. But I'm ready. I've been through so much already that it doesn't even phase me anymore.



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[-] 1 points by onepercentguy (294) 12 years ago

you sound like a complete sociopath, no offense. please seek help. thanks.

[-] 1 points by RoughKarma (122) 12 years ago

To receive respect and dignified treatment, you have to give it. Loudmouthed bitches in public get roughed up and jailed.

[-] 1 points by occupypuppies (71) 12 years ago

What? Respect? The cops? Lucky for you I just wrote this really long essay about how I feel about cops. It's unedited, please forgive. Here you go:

I don't like the cops because they are authoritarian and the cops don't like me because I'm not passive and I outwardly deny the legitimacy of their authority, in public, in front of large groups of people. I hope it embarrasses them, though I suspect they are probably embarrassed often, without my help, because of the deeply rooted cowardice required for the job. They constantly dominate the weak, and I for one refuse to tolerate the presence of this kind of supremacy on my streets, in the public spaces that I choose to inhabit. I feel I should be allowed to walk freely, without being startled by the belt full of weapons that cops brandish everywhere they go. I have felt the sting and debilitating hurt of pepper spray, it takes away your ability to breath. I should not have experienced that one time and now I am demanding that pepper spray be banned. I refuse to live in a country that allows the threat of this type of weapon while British police carry nothing but a billy club, which I also see as wrong, but less barbaric in some instances.

Both times I was arrested, a hot-headed cop lost control and screamed at me because of my repeated assertions that they were wildly out of line when they deciding to touch me and to detain me, to put handcuffs on me, to hold my arm. They know. They know that it's wrong. So I always give them hell to make a scene.

They probably have a sense, on a daily basis, of the tenuousness and illegitimacy of their power. They must be aware that if people simply came to their senses and recognized that the cops are not invincible, the "force" would lose its power. Why does our country have such a belligerent police force while countries like Britain have relatively peaceful, friendly officers? Because of America's tradition of dissent.

I wish the people, on a large scale, would realize that they don't have to sit back and be pushed around by police officers. I've had too many bruises on my arms from them, and I am making it my main goal as an Occupier to raise awareness about police brutality, which, in my opinion includes everything from their clearly unnecessary and intrusive presence at events were they are unwanted, to handcuffing, to rape, to beatings. This is my main grievance. Yes, I have student loans and no job prospects. Yes I am a feminist. But what I see police do is what stands out in my mind as the most despicable and it will not be tolerated. They need to take off those suits and join our cause. I am sure the ones who think independently must be extremely conflicted at the moment. But most are extreme conformists, which is why it comes natural to them to dress in a uniform and to follow orders.

As citizens it is our responsibility to assert the existence of our dignity as people, as sisters and brothers, as members of the human family, as workers, creatives, and students, etc. Mothers should not let their daughters get pepper sprayed or bruised by police officers without outcry and public shaming and embarrassment of the responsible parties. Bruising a young girl half your size has no place in a civilized society and it should not go unpunished. Luckily Anonymous is passionate about vigilantism regarding the actions of the cops and the cops have been said to fear them. This gives me hope that people will not back down on this crucial issue.

I hope to educate people on the realities of the "justice" system, tell about my experiences in jail, my discovery of the way cops bend the laws to get as much on you as possible, and outrage people, who I feel really truly should look at this constantly lurking threat that we passively allow in our streets and airports and sometimes homes. I would not trust a cop not to attack me if I was walking down the street, alone, especially if I was in an economically depressed area and happened to be breaking the law, which I often do, because I know the laws are wrong and because I want to break them from time to time.

Jail in America is mostly punitive and scarcely rehabilitative, meaning our system takes the easy way out, as per usual, assuming the worst about human beings, and choosing to punish them for dissenting or bravely breaking unjust/corrupt laws. The police system is the most tragic element of our society, hands down. It systematically breaks human beings like animals, takes away their will to resist, and thus their very humanity, and turns them into fearful, reactionary animals by robbing them of any semblance that they deserve respect as people. Being subjugated by armed police officers is a unique experience that everyone should have at least once. If everyone resisted, there wouldn't be a police force like that anymore because no one would tolerate it. Which is why we need these stories to be shared. I might start a blog if there isn't one already, I'm sure there is. Instead of calling in paramilitary wild cards who rape prostitutes and steal from the poor, if everyone had a shift in consciousness and realized that they needn't fear the cops, that they should not cower in passivity when faced with completely illegitimate dominance that is totally impersonal, ugly, and disgraceful, the police forces would quickly be defeated and forced into submission by us, to follow the rules, treat us with dignity, use force only when entirely necessary, and not act like unruly school boys fighting outside after school.

[-] 1 points by GypsyKing (8708) 12 years ago

Reading this, I really think you need to take care of yourself for awhile. You sound traumatized to me. I think you need to let others take up the fight for awhile and you need to retreat to someplace safe until you are feeling better. If you have nowhere safe to go, where you can be around people you can trust, than I think you need to find a support group of some sort.

When I first read your comments I thought you were in some sense putting me on. Now, and I mean this in the most caring and sincere way, I think you need to find help to get your life back on track:)


[-] 1 points by Droid24JG (119) from New York, NY 12 years ago

In some other countries, you would be dead.
"I've already been locked up twice for being a loudmouthed bitch in public, which is kind of unbelievable because I live in America"

[-] 0 points by occupypuppies (71) 12 years ago

Yup. Just read "Lipstick Jihad," would be flogged in public and shunned by my family for showing my hairline in Iran.

But is that how I want to justify this treatment? Shouldn't I demand respect and dignity and not being subject to dominance and violence?

I was never disciplined as a kid so the concept of obedience is extremely weird to me. Only in America? Wait, there are a lot of countries more open-minded and better than us. Like Sweden.

[-] 0 points by smartcapitalist (143) 12 years ago

You need help

[+] -6 points by GirlFriday (17435) 12 years ago

Define "emotional distress".

[-] 1 points by occupypuppies (71) 12 years ago

I was crying very loudly in an empty building, with no one there to see me. It was outrageous. I calmed myself down, passed the cops on my way out the door, and then when I'm well away from the building on the sidewalk, they sprint to me, sweating profusely, and then take either side of me and make me sit on a bench while they call for a cop car. Painfully illegitimate. I've always wanted to expose my school but I'd be worried that I would just be bullied more because most of the students and staff there are pretty evil.

[+] -6 points by GirlFriday (17435) 12 years ago

Could anyone inside the building hear you and did something happen inside the school that others knew about?

Look, basically, what I am asking here is did you act like you were in high school in a university?

[-] 1 points by occupypuppies (71) 12 years ago

The professor that set me up was the only person there. She suspiciously left the room after I made the phone call, and then I don't want to talk about what happened after that, but it was evil.

Yes. I did several things. I believe that maybe more than one professor wanted me out of the school. I announced in one class that I was an anarchist, I spoke out at an abstinence assembly in the school's chapel, I smoked a lot throughout the middle of the night, and I made several enemies when I lived off campus, particularly the psychopathic cop's son who stalked me and bullied me incessantly. It was scary and I still don't completely understand why it happened to me. But it probably had something to do with my incredibly outspoken, honest, trusting, wide-eyed nature. In an attempt to normalize drug use, I talked about it to a lot of people who were very intolerant. Actually the whole campus was very homogenous, judgemental, cliquey, and unfriendly. Wrong place, wrong time.

I wouldn't say I acted like I was in high school because in high school I was extremely mature and well-adjusted. I acted like I was in a dreadful college environment because that's what it was.

[-] 4 points by Thrasymaque (-2138) 12 years ago

It seems your strategy was a complete failure. Time to go back to the old drawing board.

[+] -6 points by GirlFriday (17435) 12 years ago

A professor set you up? What phone call did you make?

[-] 1 points by occupypuppies (71) 12 years ago

I was being bullied so I was crying in class. The professor invited me to her office. I thought I would be able to tell her about all of the pain I was going through and how I was being stalked by other students. I thought she would listen. She quickly put me on the phone with her friend, the social worker, who called the cops on me after I told her the story.

I legitimately expected them to help me because they were power figures at my school. This was when I truly lost all faith in the benevolence of authority and higher education. It's nothing but a scam and obedience training.

[+] -6 points by GirlFriday (17435) 12 years ago

Have you spoken with anyone else either in or associated with a mental health facility?

[-] 1 points by occupypuppies (71) 12 years ago

I'm cleared, not that I take that stuff seriously, I think it's systematic oppression. http://www.antipsychiatry.org/

[+] -6 points by GirlFriday (17435) 12 years ago

Have you been admitted into a mental health care facility?

[-] 1 points by occupypuppies (71) 12 years ago


[+] -6 points by GirlFriday (17435) 12 years ago

What does "I'm cleared" mean?

[-] 1 points by occupypuppies (71) 12 years ago

No diagnosis.

[+] -6 points by GirlFriday (17435) 12 years ago

When were you assessed?

[-] 1 points by occupypuppies (71) 12 years ago

very recently.

[+] -6 points by GirlFriday (17435) 12 years ago

When you say medically cleared, you were taken to a hospital by the police or family and they medically cleared you, yes? Have you ever had a psychological evaluation?

[+] -6 points by GirlFriday (17435) 12 years ago

Have you spoken with the police or your parents about the stalking?