Handcuffing Grandma July 10, 2007

by Will

Betty Perry of Orem, Utah is a 70-year-old grandma and widow who was assaulted and spent and hour in jail because she can't afford to water her lawn.

When a police officer materialized on her front porch to issue a citation under the city zoning ordinance, Mrs. Perry refused to provide any information and informed him that she wanted to seek the advice of a lawyer.

As she turned to go back inside her house, the officer tried to handcuff her for ?resisting the ticket.? He tripped the elderly lady, causing her to scrape her face. Betty's clothes and her front porch were left bloody as a result of the assault.

Betty was handcuffed, fingerprinted, and incarcerated for an hour before being released. Asked to summarize her experience, Betty replied: ?Don't ever say no when the police tell you to do something.... You've got to do what they tell you or they will hurt you.?

Every law and regulation, no matter how trivial, carries the implicit threat of lethal force.

Let us take back the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free.

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