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16 July 2005

Fresno's Finest ...



I've never been to Fresno California and after reading what I read today I'm not ever likely to.

I mean, what might the awful outcome be if something untoward ever happened and I needed to call the cops? Oh dear, dear, dear ..... I definitely dread to think.

When I saw a BBC report about a little 11 year old girl called Maribel Cuevas, I could hardly believe what I was reading. Take a quick glimpse below to see what I'm talking about.

They're treating her like a violent parole offender," Richard Beshwate said. "It's not a felony, it's an 11-year-old acting like an 11-year-old."

Here's another peek.

Maribel Cuevas was arrested in April in a police operation which involved three police cars and a helicopter.

Three police cars and a helicopter!? Y'know, if this kind of overkill wasn't so shocking it could come across as comical. But even then, only in a sick sort of way. So eat your hearts out, black-comedy writers, you couldn't compete with this kind of crassness if you tried to. Talk about the Keystone Cops; I'd say they couldn't hold a candle to Fresno's farcical finest.

I ask you -- can you get your head around this ? Well, can you? Honestly and truly?

The girl, who speaks little English, has admitted throwing a rock at a group of boys she says were pestering her with water balloons as she walked down the street.

An ambulance was called, but arrived flanked by three police patrol vehicles. A helicopter meanwhile hovered overhead.


With such overwhelmingly superior resources set against her it's not so surprising that soon Mariela was 'subdued'.

The 11-year-old was then read her rights twice in English before being detained.
Wow! They read her her rights twice. Boy! Two times, eh? That was bloody big of them.

And talking of two, there were two particular things that really jumped right up off the BBC web page and hit me plumb between both eyes.

1./ One of the Fresno police involved was a Sergeant named Martinez.

2./ None were named Bilko.

Maybe everyone should be a bit more careful in future, especially those living in, around or anywhere near fair Fresno. Maybe from now on, all good mothers and fathers should start locking up their little daughters -- before their local loony-cops get the chance.

Click the link below to read the BBC's report on the sad but true story. But first be warned - your mind may well be boggled.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/4689459.stm

11 Comments:

Blogger noel adamson said...

And this is the "liberal" part of America today. The bush regime and it's methamphetimine drenched followers think California is too "soft" on "crime". Now you see why we are the most imprisoned people on earth and yet vulnerable to attack by the billions of people we have pissed off who actually are dangerous.

I posted on Elaine's Blog too in response to her take on this same story, insane police priorities here in California being a top source of outrage for me. There is a story from last fall concerning the arrest of teenaged girls in fron of my house for joy riding, certainly an arrestable offense, but the extreme overkill involved is bizzare and there is a story of a man who had a difficult time turning himself in for serial murder...

Now we have a new Gestopo that hardly gets notice with Mr. Death Squad John Negroponte at the helm...More about that on My blog and Elaine's.

10:29 am  
Blogger Richard said...

I've just read both yours and Elaines latest work, Noel.

I've commented on each of your blogs to compliment you both too.

Well, in the belief that one can never get too much of a good thing - I'm dishing out the same compliments again - here.

Wonderful work!

12:53 pm  
Blogger D.F. Facti said...

Dear God, what the rest of the world must think of us.

My take is - more backlash against females. Reports seem to indicate that boys are showing less gumption and less focus in school, while girls are racing ahead. I don't know if that's true, but the angry male syndrom is all around. Another aspect of fascism - males abusing females with impunity. Swell, huh?

5:39 pm  
Blogger JulieDee said...

Noel, California is NOT the hot bed of liberalism most believe it is once you move away from the coast. I live just about 30 miles inland and you would almost believe that this is Kansas were it not for the fact that Spanish is the mother tongue here. In the village of Bay Point where we live there are maybe 1,000 people... and 3 bars... and 45 churches with untold smaller congregations that meet in private homes. And this is no way unusual for rural and Eastern California... where MOST of the population lives.

These bare the people who voted in the infamous Prop.22 and are now spearheading the most draconian rollback of LGBTQ partnership and equality rights and protections since the notorious Colorado Amendment 2 and the Nebraska law that was recently thrown out for being completely unconstitutional. In fact the initiative we are going to be facing here soon is patterned directly on that Nebraska law (which James Dobson & the Religious Reich assures their members WILL be reinstated on appeal).

Richard, THANK YOU, Noel, and Elaine for bringing this subject into the light! It's gotten NO coverage here for some reason... wonder why?

And finally I'm with you Cosmic, what DOES the rest of the world think of us when they see things like this?

10:38 pm  
Blogger Elaine Supkis said...

Juliedee, you are disabled and transsexual and all sorts of things Nazis were famous for hating.

My heart breaks over these things. Check out my blog for the picture of the woman with the "God hates gays" signs.

5:49 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The girl threw a 2lb rock that could of killed the boy (who police report as 6yo). When the cops showed up there was already a crowd gathered and after they stopped the girl, who ran, the crowd got very hostile. So hostile that the ambulace crew could not aproach to treat the child. The police took the boy and his mother to the ambulance and the girl was arested and placed in a patrol car and the cops left to avoid an escalation. The Girl is much larger than the child she attacked, and the rock wasn’t the first thing she threw, she also tried to hit him with a bat.
How strange that a blurb her family got published is sympathetic.

7:06 pm  
Blogger Richard said...

anonymous,

I gave a link to the source of my information.

You give the impression that have other [very detailed] information available. If you'd like to give me some suitable cite to back up what you say, I'll willingly publish it here -in the interests of being fair and balanced.

7:19 pm  
Blogger JulieDee said...

I too would like to see what source annoy is drawing from!

4:54 pm  
Blogger JulieDee said...

Which site Elaine???? You have such a veritable GALAXY of blogs these days I often wonder how YOU keep track of them all! LOL!

4:56 pm  
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