Friday, August 5, 2011

Abuse of Power: Renton WA Police Obtain Search Warrant For Anonymous Cartoonist Who Mocks Them

Here's another good example of how the police often don't really serve the best interests of the people but only themselves.   Taxpayers in Renton Washington are currently paying for their police department to spend time obtaining a search warrant against an anonymous cartoonist named Mr. Fiddlesticks who mocks them in videos on the Internet.  Isn't that pathetic?
"The 'South-Park'-style animations parody everything from officers having sex on duty to certain personnel getting promoted without necessary qualifications. While the city wants to criminalize the cartoons, First Amendment rights advocates say the move is an 'extreme abuse of power.'" -  Cartoonist Targeted With Criminal Probe For Mocking Police -
In an obvious abuse of power that really exposes the corruption at the Renton Police Department, the officers obtained a search warrant through the city's prosecutor who had it signed off by a judge under a Cyberstalking Statute, RCW 9.61.260.  Are the police being cyberstalked by citizens who make silly cartoons about them?

This is the KIRO TV news story about the nutcases at the Renton Police Department who abused their power to obtain a search warrant for a cartoon.  What crime has been committed here?  How is this action in the best interests of the city's tax paying citizens?

So I get it, when the public's getting into the personal and internal affairs of a police department it's a crime, not visa versa. The police can enter people's homes for any reason and arrest an innocent a person for allegedly burglarizing his own home and for resisting arrest as I posted about earlier.  Yet when someone infiltrates their pathetic state of affairs, they want the man arrested for mocking them using the First Amendment?  Who do they think they are, Adolf Hitler?

The Renton Police Department obtained a search warrant in order to uncover the identity of the cartoonist.  Isn't this interesting.  Did the cartoonist threaten them?  No, Mr. Fiddlesticks was just mocking their pathetic lame asses under the First Amendment.

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This is Nazi-like activity in my book. These Renton Police Officers involved in obtaining a search warrant working with a city prosecutor and judge are cowards abusing their power in every respect of the word.  This isn't what citizens pay taxes for!  If people want to go about venting civilly using the First Amendment against these public officials, they have every right to do so.

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