On February 16th 2015 A man gets charges for defending his family in Pocatello Idaho, when he is attacked at his home by another man. Ryan Thompson was assaulted in his home after telling a family member to stay away. The person who assaulted Ryan came into his home, grabbed him, and choked him, but not before stepping on Ryan’s three (3) year old son hurting him badly. When Ryan called the police to report the incident, the police asked Ryan if he would like to file battery charges. Ryan declined saying “it’s family”. After the police officer left, Ryan wrote the family member and asked him to stay away from his house, and advised the perpetrator that if he still wanted to fight, that Ryan would meet him in the boxing ring, rather than the perpetrator coming to Ryan’s house to assault his family. The perpetrator then called the police to report Ryan for the message. When the police officer called Ryan to talk about the message. Ryan then decided to press charges for the assault the previous day. The police officer said that if Ryan filed charges, that Ryan would also get charges. Ryan decided to file charges to put an end to the harassment by this family. Ryan now is facing a misdemeanor for “disorderly conduct” for offering a different location to fight. Listening to the police interview of Ryan, the police advised Ryan that “offering to box is NOT a crime”. However, that changed the next day, when Ryan was charged with a crime for sending a facebook message. This case has two implications. 1. That a person can not defend themselves, not even in their own home 2. That sending a message on social media to offer a sporting event is crime A person should be able to defend themselves in their own home, and a facebook message about boxing should not violate any laws. Ryan Thompson’s first amendment rights have been violated, and Ryan eventually sold his home at a $30,000 loss to leave the town where police insist on creating crimes out of self defense. Ryan needs to fight the charges waged against him, and then Ryan needs to speak to a civil rights attorney about a case against the city of Pocatello Idaho, for failing to protect and serve, and for violating Ryan’s civil rights. Ryan left his home and moved his family 2600 miles across the country fearing more retaliation by the Police and by the perpetrator that assaulted his family. See this video which has a conversation between Ryan and his Public Defender, and then the interview between Ryan and the Police and the perpetrator and the police. https://youtu.be/ggyGkRZaalQ
On a side note, the persecutor offered Ryan a “deal” but Ryan intends to take this case to court, in order to protect civil liberties rather than just avoiding penalties. The extortion that the prosecutor offered is basically “give us money, and this all goes away”. Ryan refused the offer based on principle.
There have been a lot of stories that have been blasted in all of our main stream media sources and in our government as of late. Never has there been a time in my life or in the history of our country that I have read about that our rights to self defense and our rights to bear arms have been threatened so much. I have wrote about this every opportunity that I have saw this. I try to avoid the main stream media hype and I divert to personal experiences. I have wrote about Russ Belville calling for gun law reform, only because I have personally met him, and I have personally donated to his show and for awhile he linked to my site from http://stash.norml.org. So I felt obligated to voice my personal opposition to his call for gun restrictions as I did not want to portray any support for that.
I also broke down and wrote a few stories about the George Zimmerman case. When everything got fired up in March 2012, I supported the arrest and charges pressed against him. I posted on facebook about it a lot, and I wore my hoodie and all of that. But after he was arrested I left it alone and waited for the verdict. After seeing what I saw I had to comment, because I felt like I was wrong for believing the main stream media when they cut and edited the 911 calls to make George Zimmerman seem racist and such. I wanted to express my opinion on the verdict which I very much agreed with after reviewing the evidence. So I posted the following two articles.
My opinion on these cases like Sandy Hook and Columbine etc. Is that gun control laws made no difference or would have made no difference in deferring this tragedies. In the case of George Zimmerman, he was getting beat so badly that he could have died if it would have continued. In countries where there are more guns and less restrictions like Switzerland, there is over all less crime, and less murders. Switzerland has the least crime rates in the world and they have less gun restrictions than anywhere. They even require each home to have an assault weapon in it.
But when I see the president playing the race card to push an agenda that he has been working on since he got into office, which is to reduce gun rights and self defense rights. It makes me upset. First of all seeing that this was clearly not a race based issue between George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin, and in fact, if Trayvon Martin would not have been killed he would have likely been guilty of a hate crime. Since first before the violence, he was describing George Zimmerman as A “Creepy Ass Cracka”, and then after he jumped George Zimmerman and beat him very badly. That racial slur and the violence that followed justified a hate-crime charge if not just a simple assault. But the media, the president and many anti-gun liberals play this to death on the race issue saying that George Zimmerman was a racist, and that is why he killed Trayvon Martin. When in fact George Zimmerman did not at all look white, and was in fact part Afro-Peruvian (black). But they keep playing the emotions of people on this “if you don’t agree with me that this was racist, then you are racist”.
All because Obama wants to take away our guns?
While this whole thing with George Zimmerman has been playing out. The Obama administration has been working to take away our protection against indefinite detention without trial via the NDAA, and he finally won this while the media distracted Americans.
When will the American people realize how bad the police response is getting to be? When we will realize that the police departments are being used as revenue generator tools for counties and cities and are not being used to protect people
You can watch via this video and the article that I wrote after attending Spokane City Council meeting March 7th 2011, that Spokane City Police do not investigate property damage/crimes that are less than $30,000 in value, and they admit that police response times are slow.
That is amazing that people just don’t care. And not only do they not open their eyes to the writing on the walls, many citizens are working to make it nearly impossible to defend one’s self against crime and violence.
The poor get the worst of this. If $30,000 is the mark in which police will respond to property crimes, many poor folks do not have that many assets to their name, so they will NEVER get protected by police.
I fully admit that there is a racism problem in this country. My contention is that it is the government pushing this racism. From Affirmative Action (ie Reverse Discrimination) laws, to racially placing prisoners in our giant prison population. I believe that the government is responsible for a lot of the racism in this country.
But to make a racial issue out of the George Zimmerman case just seems bizzare to me. Especially since he was about as white as Bob Marley, and part black himself. And seeing that there is a much bigger problem to address which is not white on black crimes, but black on black crimes.
With the African-American (black) population only being about 12%, there are a significantly higher amount of black on black crimes than white on black crimes. Which seems disproportionate to me. If there are more whites than blacks, it would make sense that there would be more white on black crimes. But there isn’t and this is the GIANT ELEPHANT in the room that no one is talking about.
“An analysis of ‘single offender victimization figures’ from the FBI for 2007 finds blacks committed 433,934 crimes against whites, eight times the 55,685 whites committed against blacks. Interracial rape is almost exclusively black on white — with 14,000 assaults on white women by African Americans in 2007. Not one case of a white sexual assault on a black female was found in the FBI study.”
Though blacks are outnumbered 5-to-1 in the population by whites, they commit eight times as many crimes against whites as the reverse. By those 2007 numbers, a black male was 40 times as likely to assault a white person as the reverse.
One way to explain it is “we have a preferential justice system” and there is a lot of truth to that. But we can no longer ignore that black on black crime is a major problem, regardless of the system itself. There is a cultural problem too.
Some blame single parent homes. That may be the case. I know that a person that I respect very much has pointed to this. Mr. Thomas Sowell.