Thanks to the work of many dedicated individuals who video tape police and speak out for the homeless, Anaheim’s Police Chief, Raul Quesada, has decided to halt all seizures of property that the homeless have with them until further review of our videos and testimonies.
It seems the Chief believes something may not be quite right and this is great news for those homeless individuals who have been crushed by these oppressive property confiscation policies!
ACLU officials recently spoke out against the unlawful tactics of Anaheim PD at Los Amigos community group recently.
But now the question is, will the charges be dropped against Lou Noble and I?
For those of you who don’t know, both of us were arrested while filming Anaheim PD on September 30th.
If you believe we should still have the right to film police in Anaheim and that these charges should be dropped against us, please contact the City Attorney’s office and let him know that you want these charges of, “PC 148 (A) 1 – Obstruction/Resisting/ and or Delaying” dropped against both Roussan Joshua Collins and Lou Noble.
This is what we are charged with – you can watch the videos, and then you decide.
Are these arrests retaliation for our work in uncovering unjust policies by Anaheim PD, or are we truly hardened criminals who deserve to be jailed as we work to stand up for the homeless and helpless.
You can email the city attorney at firstname.lastname@example.org and his office phone is 714-870-8200.
We also have launched an online petition at Change.org calling on the city to drop charges.
Often our rights must be fought for and are not so easily given, and your prayers and support are always needed and appreciated!
I would hate to think the right to film police could be taken from us, but on Sept. 30th that is exactly what happened in Anaheim.
If you would like please do join my Facebook group, “Homeless Advocates for CHRIST” and pray these charges are dropped soon. We certainly need all the support and prayers we can get! (see video)