Anaheim, California is rife with daily police outrages. As most police agencies do, if you give them an inch they will take a mile. Unfortunately, Anaheim Police Department officers often beat, shoot, tase, torture many innocents and other, often for career advancement and sometimes even for pure sadistic pleasure. This is not lefty propaganda. This is the sad reality of our times. After all, the police state isn’t the police; it’s the public. It’s the public approval of police outrages by voting for police defendants in civil rights case, and by voting to convict true innocents based upon straight-up lies in court by police officers. This is the state of affairs in Anaheim. No
ANAHEIM POLICE DEPARTMENT OFFICERS ARE BRUTAL AND FREQUENTLY MAKE “CONTEMPT OF COP” ARRESTS TO ATTEMPT TO PRECLUDE YOU FROM OBTAINING REDRESS FOR THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL VIOLATIONS.
Jerry L. Steering has been defending these bogus criminal cases and suing the involved officers since 1984. He understands the ever changing legal landscape and the practical realities of our times. That reality is that the Constitution of the United States is just a piece of paper in the National Archives. It is only what the Supreme Court says it is; nothing less, nothing more. That is the way it is supposed to be.
The police are taught from day one at the police station that outrages committed by peace officers against civilians must be followed by the arrest of the victim of those outrages. This is the policeman’s basic blame-shifting device. If the police can convict you of anything, you can sue them for false arrest.
This is simply a “policy decision” by the Supreme Court. Heck v. Humphrey, 512 U.S. 477 (1994) ; something that the Supreme Court made up to make sure that if a person is convicted of any crime, that they cannot sue the police for their arrest that violated Fourth Amendment standards.
If the police who beat you gets you convicted of a “resistance offense“, the criminal conviction will a;most always preclude you from successfully suing the police for their use of force upon you, regardless of how unreasonable that use of force was. This is so because under the doctrine of issue preclusion (“collateral estoppel“) and/or “claim preclusion” (“res judicata“), if an issue of fact or law has been determined against you in a prior judicial proceeding, you can’t re-litigate that fact or law determination in a subsequent judicial proceeding.
Therefore, the police have a great incentive to procure your bogus criminal prosecution; Step 1 of the Contempt of Cop Game. That is where the Law Office of Jerry L. Steering steps in.
ANAHEIM POLICE DEPARTMENT OFFICERS ATTEMPT TO FRAME THEIR VICTIMS TO PRECLUDE THEM FROM OBTAINING REDRESS FOR THE OFFICER’S CONSTITUTIONAL VIOLATIONS.
Mr. Steering understands how to play this Contempt of Cop game to get you justice; both in the form of vindication in the bogus criminal action brought against you, and compensation and vindication in the form of monetary compensation for the police outrages perpetrated against you.\
In Anaheim, California, the Anaheim City Attorney’s Office prosecutes misdemeanor cases, and the Orange County District Attorney’s Office prosecutes felony cases. This places the Anaheim City Attorney’s Office in the position of deciding whether to bring criminal charges against you for “resistance offenses” such as Cal. Penal Code § 148(a)(1) (a)(1) (resisting / obstructing / delaying peace officer; the most abused statute in the Penal Code), 2) Cal. Penal Code § 240/241(b) (assault on a peace officer); 3) Cal. Penal Code § 242 / 243(b) (battery on a peace officer); and 4) Cal. Penal Code § 69 (interfering with public officer via actual or threatened use of force or violence.) Cal. Penal Code § 69 is a “wobbler”; a California public offense that may be filed by the District Attorney’s Office as either a felony or a misdemeanor.
The Anaheim City attorney’s Office can only file misdemeanors, so they have the option of filing resisting arrests charges to at least attempt to preclude the victim of a false arrest, beating and malicious criminal prosecution from obtain justice; redress for the police outrages perpetrated against you. They know that if the Anaheim City Attorney’s Office is able to convict you of anything, you cannot sue the police for false arrest. See, Heck v. Humphrey, 512 U.S. 477 (1994).
Accordingly, that office has a great conflict of interest in doing public justice.Know this, the Anaheim Police Department has zero hesitation in beating you, falsely arresting you and procuring your bogus criminal prosecution.
Mr. Steering is an expert in defending your bogus criminal action, in a way to best protect and enhance your ability to ultimately obtain some justice; reasonable compensation and redress, for your police beating; for your false arrest; for your unlawful search and seizure; for your malicious criminal prosecution; and for what’s usually at the center of all of the above, the exercise of our right to freedom of speech, and to complain to public officers, about misconduct by them or others, under the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.
CRIMINAL DEFENSE OF”RESISTANCE OFFENSE” CASES:
Almost all “resistance offense” criminal cases are procured by the same police agency that perpetrated the very outrage complained of against the innocent civilian. This is done to shift the blame from the police officer to the beating victim (you, the innocent) for necessitating the use of force or other outrage. What the police and the prosecutors do is to charge you with committing some act that they claim is a crime and that somehow justified the police beating that you received. This is no joke. This is how the game works.
This author has been playing this game since 1984 and things have only gotten worse for the innocent civilian in the real world of what the police can do to you and your home and property. The American public basically has no idea what their basic rights and freedoms are, and how they have been shrinking since 1968. No one except the police, the lawyers and the judges care about these shrinking constitutional protections until some police outrage is perpetrated against them or a loved one.
Moreover, most law abiding innocent types who didn’t grow up in the ghetto do not believe that police officers do bad things to people who don’t deserve it. When we hear about a claim in the media that the police perpetrated some outrage against a civilian, the first thing that comes to our mind is what did the civilian do to make the police do what they did to him. Culturally, we tend to shift the blame for the use of force or other serious intrusion on the liberty of another, to the person upon whom the force was used.
What suing police officers and defending bogus “resistance offense” criminal cases since 1984 has taught this author, is that the civilian usually is the one completely in the right, and the constable usually is the one in the wrong. This is the Contempt of Cop Game, and it is a game in a very real sense.
Anaheim, California is rife with daily police outrages. As most police agencies do, if you give them an inch they will take a mile. Unfortunately, Anaheim Police Department officers often beat, shoot, tase, torture many innocents and other, often for career advancement and pure sadistic pleasure. This is not left propaganda. This is the sad reality of our times. After all, the police state isn’t the police; it’s the public. It’s the public approval of police outrages by voting for police defendants in civil rights case, and by voting to convict true innocents based upon straight-up lies in court by police officers.
He has been involved in these types of cases involving Anaheim Police Department officers since 1986. Anaheim Police Department officers are quite adept in planting evidence to frame innocents, falsely arresting innocents and even killing innocents for many years now; all with impunity.
Anaheim is rather unbiased in their treatment of civilians. No matter your race, color or creed, all are treated equally poorly and oppressively. Anaheim police officers learn early on that they literally can beat, falsely arrest and procure the filing of a bogus criminal action against those whom they abuse. This not some lefty propaganda or overstatement of the state of our country. It is reality. Anaheim PD was the leading agency that literally created the Orange County Snitch Scandal; a massive scandal involving Anaheim PD and using illegal jailhouse informants to obtained confessions from inmates at the Orange County Jails. They used real life former Mexican Mafia gang members, who were inmates in the jail and on the City payroll, to literally coerce and scare inmates into making incriminating statements; confessions that were often false, made simply to avoid violence by the Mexican Mafia.
Some police officers can handle the awesome power over civilians, and some cannot. The Anaheim Police Department has its share of those who cannot. Ergo, here come I.
Oliver v. City of Anaheim, U.S. District Court, Santa Ana; Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2012; (plaintiff won case in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on their unlawful arrest claim; false arrest as matter of law.) Plaintiffs obtained $400,000.00 for four hour false arrest of father (and son), for father telling police that he didn’t know of his son hit a opossum with a shovel (which isn’t a crime anyway),so busted the father for violation of Cal. Penal Code 32 (i.e. “accessory to crime”, for not incriminating his son, for something that isn’t a crime. See, Oliver v. City of Anaheim; Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mr. Steering has also had many acquittals in Orange County Superior Court; especially in cases involving false arrests.
Norma Cortez v. City of Anaheim; Mr. Steering also obtained $300,000.00 from the City of Anaheim, for the use of police tactics that placed the plaintiff in a position of danger; a danger that did happen (i.e. non-lethal bystander gunshot wound); Norma Cortez et al. v. City of Anaheim, et al.; United States District Court for the Central District of California.
Mr. Steering also obtained $95,000.00 settlement for the seven minute long false arrest of an El Segundo Police Officer (Gregory Howden v. City of Anaheim.)
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