"The defendant was confrontational with the officers. He asked why they stopped him repeatedly. The defendant immediately requested a lawyer.
Originally the officers anticipated that the traffic stop would be video-taped. However, when they went to review the tape from the police cruiser, they discovered that it was not working properly and that it was just grey static."
COMMONWEALTH'S RESPONSE TO DEFENDANT"S REQUEST FOR DISCOVERY, page 1, COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA v. DOUGLAS WILLINGER CASE NO. FE2007-181Somehow I am not surprised for this apparently politically motivated illegal stop and search, with at least 5 police cars and 23 black suited police, including Federal.
Note that the Commonwealth of Virginia does not require police video.
And my attorney advised me that the judge simply believes the police, hence there is no point to my testifying.
Apparantly, criminal courts lack safe-guards against the abuse of warrantless wiretapping through U.S. Homeland Security as revenge for such writings as this, this, and this, in my blog spotlighting the blacked-out issue of the abortion of what would have been Washington, D.C.'s South Capitol Mall.
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