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Seattle protester files suit after video shows police lie 

Maria Morales, a 30 year old Iraq war veteran, describes what happened to her at the 2012 May Day protests in Seattle.


“I have somebody’s knee right on my neck, I can’t breathe. I don’t
know what’s going on. I don’t know what I did wrong, I don’t know what
I’m being arrested for.”
Seattle police had their hands full when a peaceful protest
turned violent after dozens of protesters in black clothing and masks
began breaking windows, spray painting cars, and slashing tires. One officer was even reportedly hit in the face by a glass jar.
Seattle police officer Sonya Fry claimed that the arrest and later
assault charge was due to the fact that Morales had cursed at her and
punched her in the chest. “If it’s your testimony against the testimony of a police officer, you’re going to lose every time,” said Darryl Parker, Morales' lawyer.
Luckily for Morales video of her arrest appeared on Youtube,
showing officer Sonya throwing Morales to the ground. The case against
Morales was immediately dropped after the prosecution saw the video.
“I want to believe the reason people do their job is because they
like it and they’re there to protect citizens and this is not something
they should have done,” Morales said.
SPD would not comment on the case. Morales claims due to the lawsuit
against her, shot lost her home and her job as an emergency medical
technician. Morales who is pregnant, also says she is worried about the
stress that has been put on her baby.
Morales says she hopes that her lawsuit against the city will stop other people from being falsely arrested in the future.

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Added: Jan-5-2013 Occurred On: Dec-29-2012
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  • I don't get it. If you're a police officer, and you lie in court you should be fucking terminated on the spot. No exceptions. This is bullshit and nothing more.

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    • @DominationX Agreed.

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    • @DominationX what court? she wrote it in a police report. and if you look closely you can tell that the woman grabbed her handle bars.

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    • @mericanborn Did you read the article at all? Of course not. You're a fucking retard.

      "Seattle police officer Sonya Fry claimed that the arrest and later
      assault charge was due to the fact that Morales had cursed at her and
      punched her in the chest"

      As you pointed out yourself in the video, she 'may' have grabbed handlebars (unlikely - the more likely cause being she swore at the cop) - but there was clearly no punch to the chest before she was arrested.

      And the whole thing was in More..

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    • @mericanborn All you see is the handlebars move, you don't see her grabbing them. And a police report is a sworn statement. Stop acting like all police are heroes. She put in the report the girl cursed and hit her and clearly she did neither of those in the video. Even if she grabbed them, who is to say she didn't get pushed by the massive crowd and grabbed them by accident or to balance herself? You are such a sheep, which can easily be seen by your avatar with the book of the sheeple on it. Yo More..

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    • @DominationX

      Decimatio - 9/10ths of the police force has to kill the other 1/10th for defending this moronic cop.

      Gotta' keep shit real and make sure these motherfuckers are both in check, and know not to defend cowardice.

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  • I think $50 outta do it. Why the fuck you gonna be protesting on the FRONT LINES and be pregnant?

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  • The officer lied in her statement. Why wasn't she charged or reprimanded?

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  • Hats off to the guy who documented this act of police brutality!

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  • Well now America why do you not seem so free....Anymore this is sad.

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    • @DarthVantos Has it ever been free.... The corporate, the RIGHT polititians and the rich has always been free over there.. But the rest.. The workers.. The people are enslaved by the ones that are free...

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    • @crazyness Actually in theory, Americans were free before 1871 in answer to it "ever" being so... Here's a link to start your homework (or just google "America is a Corporation"): http://theunjustmedia.com/Banking%20&%20Federal%20Reserve/The%20united%20states%20Of%20America%20%20is%20a%20corporation%20owned%20by%20fore.htm

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    • @crazyness We have freedom here.Just like any animal.We are just as free as rabbits..Just gotta watch out for the wolves.And the pigs.

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    • @DarthVantos

      WE ARE FREE YOU DUMB STUPID MUTHER FUCKER. WE ARE 100% !!!!!!!

      Who am I kidding? =D We have been fucked for a while as everyone just hands their freedoms away in the name of safety... lol

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  • I'm getting a little sick of these cop who think their above the law, just because they wear a badge. I'm with the guy who said they should be fired on the spot. No second chances. They work for us they are not suppose to abuse us.

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  • I am wondering how much worse this sort of thing would be without video cameras being so common.

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    • @Weimadog Hopefully you can recall different states trying to stop citizens been able to continue using devices to take photos & voice records of cops also. The power is in your hands if you know your rights.

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    • @juno1996 From this video you can not tell if Morales hit the cop or not. If she did, she got what she had coming, if not the cop should be punished. This video is not conclusive evidence one way or the other.

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    • @mark1liveleak they dropped the case to avoid it, because it will go on and on. your obviously not a sherlock. i bet you think every one who "settles" is admitting to wrong doing.

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    • @juno1996
      yepp.. it didn´t happen without any reason.

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    • @mark1liveleak

      I agree with you. They only drop it when they are found lying. This video shows me enough to know that the cop seemed to "want" to have some kind of trouble..

      Besides, that lady was wearing sunglasses. Why cause trouble when you are not prepared?

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  • There are cunt cops in every civilized country but there's something about the American ones that sets them apart. They're so fucking violent and have such an enormous god complex. And the state is always on their side too... I've seen a video of a policeman execute a handcuffed and subdued suspect with a shot to the back of the head and that policeman is still working as a policeman. Seriously, land of the free is such bullshit.

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    • @Daveypoo What video do you speak of, where an American cop executed a suspect and wasn't tried for it?

      Not that British police have never shot somebody in the head 7 times for no reason at point blank range or anything...

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Jean_Charles_de_Menezes

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    • @Lllarrry I don't have an obsession with Americans, just the ones that do wrong. I quite like America, I've been twice now and I've seen your cops first hand. They look for trouble, they try to provoke people and they do it because they know they'll get away with it because the state is always on their side, even when they execute a handcuffed and subdued suspect.

      That's fucked.

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    • @Elk Snot De Menezes wasn't on the floor laying face down and handcuffed when he was shot though, he was running through an underground train station with a huge backpack on his back on a day where brown-skinned people with huge backpacks had killed 80-odd innocent people.

      A regrettable accident but an understandable one.

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    • @Lllarrry When the US stops sticking it's nose into everybody's business like it is some sort of god given right, then the rest of the world may stop worrying about a country that spends as much on the military as the next 40 countries combined.

      Anybody want a war, GFC, environmental collapse, just see the good ole USA.

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    • @Lllarrry Oh ok, I must have dreamed it then. Good thing you cleared that up. Cheers.

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  • I often like to side with the police due to the incredible amount of pressure they are put under with their jobs and the mistakes they make... but sometimes, like in this example, police can overstep their powers and then use their trusted status to lie in a court.

    To lie in a police report is 'police perjury' and is punishable as the same offense as perjury in court. It should result in termination and a criminal charge.

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  • I hope the city of Seattle gets their ass kicked in court, and that Ms. Morales and her lawyer get filthy rich. And the cop could do with paying a large chunk of it out of her pay and assets.

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  • Police State USA

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    • @Babyboo 33 If i could vote you up i would.Well said sir.

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    • @Lllarrry Actually you don't know you're own country buddy. There is now an exclusion zone around politians and there ilk, if you are found demo'ing inside the radius of them without permission its felony. I won't bother providing a link because you won't read it.

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  • fascist pigs...!!

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  • Pregnant and at a protest rally inches away from armed, angry and uneducated cops ready to give a beat down... Makes sense to be there while pregnant. Yeah, ok...

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    • @UnpatrioticAct - Exactly. I love the requirements to be a cop: you don't have to have an education beyond high school or even military experience and if you really dig deep, you will find that the culture and understanding among police is that they actually hire people with an understanding ("understanding" meaning they have engaged in a lifestyle of...) in what it's like to BE a criminal while the rest of us that are educated, have never broken laws have to settle for a civil-servant More..

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    • @Fuccen I hope you don't really belive your comment lol. If so your a fucking moron beyond belief

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    • @RedRum2012 - Criminal cops are everywhere... You're funny to believe otherwise. Here's some homework to apply some reality to your life goofball...

      http://hr.toolbox.com/blogs/employment-background-social-networking/when-police-are-hired-despite-criminal-background-checks-39894

      http://www.policemisconduct.net/criminal-cops-of-the-week-time/

      http://www.criminalcops.net/

      http://reason.com/24-7/2012/12/13/police-sergeant-sentenced-for-running-ga

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    • @Fuccen I don't need " homework" idiot. When an armed robber breaks into your home and holds you hostage don't call the cops. If someone robs you in the parking lot don't call the cops. If someone rapes your wife don't bother calling the cops. There is a handfull of bad eggs in every single job out there. They have a tough enough job without idiots like you to criticize there every move.

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  • Next time, stay home.

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  • Police brutality or not - you have a responsibility to the fetus before your political views. Maybe stave a few rows in?

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    • @troybob Maybe it was a pro-abortion rally?

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    • @troybob She was attending a peaceful protest. It is not her fault the cops chose to turn it into a war zone because of 10 idiots in masks. That dirty cop should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

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  • It's not like all police abuse their power, but sadly the ones that do get away with it. Some are trying their hardest to make it illegal to tape the police too. That, is scary.

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  • They just snatched her back for no reason. Unacceptable. Hope she gets a ton of money from those assholes!! And that bitch loses her job, since she clearly doesn't know how to do it properly.

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    • @kuriouskatgotkilt IF there wasn't said video, I can guarantee that woman would be locked up for quite some time and smacked with some hefty fines. In which, she would probably have to have her baby born in that shithole jail.

      What a fuckin' joke.

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    • @DominationX
      this is why this country needs about 50,000 dead cops to show the police why they should respect the rule of law

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    • @zeksteve oh so one cop files a police report and you say 50,000 cops need to be killed? Your a complete piece of shit, i hope you get yours

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    • @mericanborn

      Actually, I would say most of them are bad because they feel powerful and have no idea why they are wearing that uniform in the first place.

      Sure not everyone who is a cop is bad, but riot police always look for a fight. They feel awesome starting them too.

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    • @DominationX True, this should definitely end with the prosecution of that cop. What she did was a fucking outrage.

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  • Pregnant and at a protest- LESSON LEARNED

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  • Sorry, but how is the police officer not facing charges?

    We let these people petrol our streets with complete immunity from any sort of justice. How many more times do these scumbags have to lock up innocent people before things change?

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  • Asshole cops

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  • The country of Freedom ;] Sorry but I see You can use Youre freedom only at home... sorry but in my opinion USA is going to be a big jail where ppl not gonna have nothing to say. Don`t let`em do this!

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  • Lady officer just wanted a piece of the action. Who else can she beat up? LOL

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