Post: The New Police State Terrorism
Posted by Hardy Parkerson, Atty. - Lake Charles, LA on 12/21/06
Attorney Hardy Parkerson
Aug. 19, 2005>
The New Police State Terrorism
Take Calcasieu Parish for example. We start off with about
a thousand full time
deputies. Then there is the Lake Charles City Police of
about three or four
hundred. Then there is the Lake Charles City Marshal
police force of about a
hundred. Then there is the Louisiana State Police of
thousands. Then there is
the United States Marshal police force. Then there is the
Port of Lake Charles
police force, and the Sowela Tech police force, and the
McNeese State University
Also, now we have the Sabine River Authority police force.
Am I missing any? Oh,
yes! There's even the Railroad Police, even in Lake
Charles, with cop uniforms,
badges and guns. Then there is the Federal Bureau of
Investigation police, not
to mention the I.N.S. Border Patrol police force and the
U.S. Customs Service
police force which perform run-of-the-mill police
handled only by local state police forces.
Our Fathers never intended for the Federal Government to
intrastate-only Criminal Justice System; but that is what
is happening right
now, with the United States Attorney's offices handling
what has traditionally
been handled only by local state prosecutors and by local
What's more is that a contingent from each of most of the
forces has gotten together and formed even another giant
police force that they
call a "Task Force" and they are literally terrorizing the
State of Louisiana.
In making what is a simple arrest of a non-violent
defendant, on a simple drug
charge, they arrive en masse and all pull out guns and aim
them at even women
and children who are not even criminal suspects.
Further, they depend on the United States Attorneys'
offices to prosecute the
alleged cases that they "make". Since the state District
Judges refuse to allow
some of these police forces and/or their leader and/or
leaders to "terrorize"
certain portions of Calclasieu Parish, such as North Lake
Charles, and refuse to
allow the police to dictate whether bond for accused
defendants will even be
allowed, and, if so, how much these bonds should be set
at, these police forces
and/or their leader and/or leaders have elected to take
their cases not to the
local District Attorneys for prosecution, but to take them
to the United States
attorneys whose offices are getting bigger and bigger and
The traditional Louisiana Criminal Justice System is
changing and changing fast.
There is more to it all than this, but this is something
to think about.
Hardy Parkerson, Atty.
Former Asst. Prof. Crim. Justice
L.S.U. - Baton Rouge
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