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Mon Jul 23, 2018, 03:46 PM

 

Apparently in Stevens Point WI biking home from work is a crime. No apologies.

This is a post from Dre Bates in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Took place in our Downtown..He is a young local rapper and bartender at Brickhause Tavern and he has done a couple benefit shows for our local Greens. Think about this for a hot minute--
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I’m gonna start this post off by saying I respect police and all that they do but tonight was complete and utter bullshit. I’m biking home listening to music when this cops pulls right in front of me and yells at me to get off my bike, I start off by asking if I did something wrong...he replies by saying “that’s what we’re figuring out” pats me down, asked if I had a gun, takes off my backpack and then 3 squad cars pull up...they dump my back pack on to the street grab my wallet out my back pocket and go through it. One officer ask where I was coming from...I tell him work...he tries to call but we have no landline so we’re just standing there waiting...another cop ask me if I had drugs...I tell them no and to their surprise no drugs or gun...he then tells me I match a description of the person they’re looking for...so I say “what black!?!” Not only did they violate, strip me of my rights, but also did not info me of what was going on they did whatever they wanted without due process...they assumed that because I was black that some how I had drugs and a gun...Stevens Points finest ladies & gentlemen...apparently in America biking home while being black from work is a crime. No apologies. No professionalism. No respect.

The worst part is the only thing that went through my mind was how all it takes is for me to be black to become a prime suspect in something I had nothing to do with.

Please share this post. There’s so much injustice in the world and to be coming from work and be harassed by police definitely doesn’t make me feel safe.

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Reply Apparently in Stevens Point WI biking home from work is a crime. No apologies. (Original post)
jodymarie aimee Jul 2018 OP
KT2000 Jul 2018 #1
Wellstone ruled Jul 2018 #2
maxsolomon Jul 2018 #3
TheRealNorth Jul 2018 #4
jodymarie aimee Jul 2018 #6
smirkymonkey Jul 2018 #5
jodymarie aimee Jul 2018 #7

Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Mon Jul 23, 2018, 03:53 PM

1. hope it goes viral

the cops owe him an apology. It is always - fits the description - and they get off. Chief needs to explain why he was not shown respect.

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Mon Jul 23, 2018, 03:55 PM

2. Typical of College Town Cops.

Biking while Black. Used to be Biking while Native American. Worthless Cops end up in Small Town Amerka.

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Mon Jul 23, 2018, 03:55 PM

3. He should ask for a copy of the police report and suspect description.

Hope he had a helmet on and, if it was dark, lights on his bike - any minor violation is an excuse to dismiss this.

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Mon Jul 23, 2018, 06:04 PM

4. Would like to see a link to the post and some additional information

You can never to be sure with Vlad's henchman doing their thing.

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Response to TheRealNorth (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 23, 2018, 07:59 PM

6. Just got this from Dre's FB page and it appears the real guy was NOT black....

 

Stevens Point Police Department
4 hrs ·

**NEWS RELEASE**

INCIDENT: Armed Robbery

TIME: 1:21am

DATE: 7-23-18

LOCATION: Center Point Dr. and Strongs Ave. (between Great lakes and Cobble Stone)

On 7-23-18, at 1:21am, Officer’s responded to a report of an armed robbery near the intersection of Center Point Dr. and Third St. Multiple agencies responded to the area.

The Portage County Communication Center had given out the suspects clothing description and a person matching that clothing description was riding a bike and was subsequently stopped near the Shopko Parking lot at 1:30am. Further investigation determined that individual was not the suspect in the robbery and he was released.

Upon arrival at the robbery scene, Officers were advised that a drug deal had been set up between the victim and the suspect, Antonio Cruz, DOB 10-26-2000. The victim alleges he was robbed by Cruz with a handgun and $250.00 was taken. The victim knows the suspect through previous contacts.

The SPPD SWAT Team executed a search warrant at the suspects residence, 1725 Fremont Street, at 10:03am. The suspect was taken into custody along with the money and the clothes he was wearing during the crime. The handgun was not recovered.

Cruz was arrested for armed robbery and is currently at the Portage County Jail.

No further information at this time.

Mike Rottier
Assistant Chief
Stevens Point Police Department

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Mon Jul 23, 2018, 07:26 PM

5. K&R

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