Via Facebook, we'll direct our readers to a Tuesday night (1/8/13) public event, where a local citizen activist group, the Utah Liberty Institute, has scheduled a public protest, related (among other things) to the recent botched raid on a local Ogden City residence, where heavily-armed agents of the Ogden Police Department at 2:30 a.m.on 12/20/12 negligently served an arrest warrant on the wrong address, terrorizing an innocent Ogden City family in the process.
For those WCF readers who'd be inclined to join in this protest, we incorporate the group's citizen "call to action":
Ogden City has become a complete embarrassment to the people of this state and a text book example of what happens when a local police force is allowed to flagrantly violate the Constitution in order to, as Jefferson put it, "harass our people."The event is calendered at 6:00 p.m. in the Ogden City Council Chambers (Ogden City Municipal Building, Suite 340), concurrently with the Council's regularly scheduled meetings.
The outrageous, military-style, middle of the night raids are enough to deserve armed resistance, and yet, despite constant recognition for their incompetent execution of said raids, they continue to abuse INNOCENT families with their "shoot first, ask questions later" attitude toward police work.
It is time we demand Ogden put an end to its use of "no knock", "knock and announce" and middle of the night raids.
Read the full anouncement here:
unwilling to be held accountable for their own errors, poor procedures and heavy-handedness, wethinks.
|1/8/13 @ 6pm. Don't be a schmuck. Just Be There!|
Update 1/8/12 10:00 a.m.: The Salt Lake Tribune carries a followup story this morning, illuminating the Salt Lake City-based Utah Liberty Institute, and their worthy goals: