Liberalism is a Mental Disorder (AKA Politics Suck)

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Wednesday, March 15, 2006


My name is Stephanie Mohr, and I used to be a police officer with the Prince George's County Police Department in Maryland. I've sent you a photograph of my little boy, Adam. It's all I have of him right now.

Because instead of tucking Adam into bed tonight, and leaning down to give him one last butterfly kiss...I am sitting in a jail cell. A jail cell where I've been sentenced to spend 10 years of my life for a "crime" I didn't commit!

Please - let me explain.

I received over 25 letters of commendation and two awards during my years on the police force. But to the bureaucrats at the U.S. Department of Justice, that doesn't matter. To them, I'm just a white police officer whose police dog bit an illegal immigrant on the leg in 1995.

You may have heard about my case on TV. On the night of September 21, 1995, I was on patrol with my police dog, Valk. The area I patrolled, Takoma Park, had been suffering a rash of burglaries. My partner, Sgt. Anthony Delozier, and I got a call for backup from an officer who had spotted two men on the roof of a nearby store. We knew we had likely found the perpetrators.

When we arrived, the situation was tense. The suspects, Ricardo Mendez and Herrera Cruz, had been ordered down from the roof and told to face a wall. They were shouting back and forth to each other in a stream of Spanish.

And then it happened.

Mendez made a move as if to flee the scene. In accordance with my training, I released my dog, Valk, who was trained to perform the standard "bite and hold" move. He did so, biting Mendez on the leg and holding him until I and the other officers could handcuff him.

Both of the suspects were charged with 4th degree burglary. Cruz pled guilty and was deported to Mexico. Mendez was convicted of illegally entering the U.S. and selling crack cocaine and was deported to San Salvador. As for me, I was relieved to get two dangerous drug dealers off our streets.

So imagine my shock - five years later - when the U.S. Department of Justice announced that it would indict me for "violating" Ricardo Mendez's civil rights by allowing my police dog to bite his leg!

Mendez, a criminal and an illegal alien, had been fleeing the scene of a crime, and it had been my duty to release Valk and apprehend him. But the bureaucrats in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice chose to ignore the facts; they were looking for cases of "police brutality", and I was exactly what they wanted: a white officer whose police dog had bitten a minority.

My fellow officers and I testified in court that I had done my job by the book. And it was true: the P.G. County police training clearly states that if a felony suspect makes a move, we are authorized to release our police dogs.

The jury agreed and voted to acquit me 11-1. And that's when things really got ugly.

Civil rights groups were furious. Everyone from Amnesty International to the NAACP declared the arrest "racist" and demanded further investigation. The Justice Department insisted on a second trial because of the one lone juror who had sided with the prosecution. They got it.

The second trial was a circus. The government flew in Mendez from San Salvador and Cruz from Mexico at taxpayer expense to testify against me. They stacked the jury with minorities who would be sympathetic to illegal immigrants. They drummed up minority witnesses who accused me of using racial epithets against them - without a shred of proof!

Their strategy worked. I was convicted and sentenced to ten years in prison - for apprehending a drug dealer!

For over two years my son has been without his mother. I think about Adam every minute. It is an unimaginable pain - maybe something only a mother can feel. I'm not there to crawl in bed with him in the middle of the night when he has a bad dream. I'm not there to wrap my arms around him when he falls down. I feel so small, helpless... and alone.

But there is one ray of hope that I am clinging to with all my heart and soul: The Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund (LELDF).

If you've heard of LELDF then you know it's the best friend a police officer could ever have. LELDF helps defend good officers who have been unfairly prosecuted for their split-second decisions in the line of duty. They've helped Officer Chuck Schwarz, in New York; Officer Scott Smith, in Connecticut; and Officer Wyatt Henderson, in Florida. And it was LELDF who helped Stacey Koon when the Rodney King-sympathizers tried to throw him in jail back in 1991.

It will be an uphill battle. The appeal alone has cost upwards of $35,000. And there are legal fees for expert witnesses, legal research, and other court fees. To make things worse, I was forced to resign after my conviction, and now in prison I have no means of earning money to fund my case.

I have already missed over two years of my little boy's life. I missed his fourth and fifth birthdays. And I can't bear to think how many more precious moments I will miss -- moments that every mother treasures but that I will never see!

That's why I am going to swallow my pride and ask you the hardest question I've ever asked another person: Will you help me get home to Adam by sending a tax-deductible contribution to the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund to help them fund my appeal?

The U.S. Department of Justice has unlimited federal tax dollars to spend on their case against me. But I must rely on the generous hearts of people like you to help clear my innocent name and send me home to my son!

This is my last chance to gain freedom. For me, your $20 gift could be the difference between clearing my name and being there for my dear son... or spending the next eight years in prison, innocent, while Adam grows up without a mother. He will be a young man by then... almost 14. And I will have missed the years when a little boy needs his mommy the most.

Thank you so very much for taking the time to read my letter. Just knowing you've done that much gives me hope -- hope that I will get home to Adam before it's too late. With your help, Adam will never spend another Christmas without his mom by his side.

Yours truly,

P.S. If I can be sent to prison for doing my job, then sooner or later every police officer in this nation will be at risk. By clicking here and contributing, you can help LELDF defend those good officers. Won't you please help me clear my name and get home to my son by supporting LELDF today? I truly appreciate any help you can spare. From the bottom of my heart, thank you!

I am SO FRICKING pissed over this right now that I dont want to comment at this moment, when I calm down, I will give my commentary on this.

You liberals SUCK ASS and your NAZI FACIST NAACP, AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL and the ACLU should all have their law and business licenses yanked and the attornies and spokespeople ousted from MY COUNTRY post haste.


Blogger RightAngle said...

I'll comment. I've never heard of this case, but if it's truee this man should be hailed a hero, not locked in a prison cell. You're right to be angry. Not enough people are angry. They're not angry enough about the hypocrisy of "civil libertarians" who only believe in liberty for those who want to destroy America. They're not angry enough about illegal immigrants who are spreading their crime, ignorance, poverty and culture of failure into to the United States. They're not angry enough that hard-working, honest people can fall victim to garbage like this. They're not angry enought that when they don't agree with the perversity shoved down our throats under the name "diversity" they are called bigots.


15 March, 2006 16:10  
Blogger Raven said...

Gawd dammit Dennis...THIS is insane.
I will link to this later.

16 March, 2006 05:28  
Blogger LiberalismIsAMentalDisorder said...

Well said right angle, thank you.

I received this in an email from newsmax.com

I am sickened by the crap that the left pulls...and this is just one incident in a long line which is frustrating the hell out of me.

If I am a bigot for wanting to protect my fellow citizens (regardless of their political orientation) then I am a bigot....and screw you liberals.

16 March, 2006 07:06  
Anonymous Seth said...

It doesn't look too promising for a second appeal by Mohr -- I read the summary of it and a) testimony of another officer on the scene was strongly contrary to Mohr's story and, b) a few past K-9 use infractions were introduced into evidence that Mohr could not sufficiently refute to convince the court.

Guilty, innocent or otherwise, after the 4th Circuit's affirmation, which upheld the officer's conviction, I don't see how she could win a second appeal as all the same evidence and testimony would only be rehashed again.

IMO, the only way she'll be released early will be by a parole board that's not composed mostly of liberals.

My own attitude, one way or the other, is that if the bitee was here illegally, he should have none of the rights of a U.S. citizen. He's not here officially, so he's entitled to no official courtesy or legal protection. The fact that this is not the case lends great testimony to why we have so many million illegals here. They know that, unlike in many other countries, they'll be given soft handling and treated with respect when caught.

16 March, 2006 11:40  

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