Prosecuted or Persecuted?
Web sites of people claiming to have been falsely arrested, convicted, imprisoned,
had property confiscated, or were otherwise abused by the police or legal system.
- John N. Hanna claims
to have been arrested and convicted after committing no crime, and not even being allowed
to see the (invalid) arrest warrant by which he was being arrested.
- Concerned Citizens for
Legal Accountability, in Wenatchee, Washington, is fighting against
a local government "witch-hunt" against an alleged child molestation
ring, where much of the evidence was in fact unreliable testimony
obtained in various coercive ways. One teenage girl, who the government
claims was molested by her parents but she denies, has run away after
being cruelly treated by authorities who sent her to various institutions
and foster homes and attempted to coerce her into testifying against her
parents (at one point having her strapped to a stretcher and drugged).
They've even forcibly censored the web site reporting and criticizing this
- The Sweeney Family had their property
foreclosed after the FDIC allegedly suppressed a $4,000,000 state court judgment
against a bank that had allegedly swindled them. They're claiming this is part
of a big government cover-up.
- skippy.com doesn't belong to
the peanut butter maker -- instead, it recounts a story by the daughter of
the creator of a comic strip named "Skippy", very popular in the 1920s and
1930s, who claims that the peanut butter maker stole their trademark
and then conspired to put the cartoonist into a mental institution to keep
him from fighting back. The story sounds rather paranoid, but the fact
that the peanut butter maker actually went to court not so long ago to
enforce an injunction censoring this story from the Web (overturned by an
appeals court later due to the First Amendment) adds some appearance of
truth to these ravings -- if the story weren't true, surely they could have
rationally refuted it rather than attempting to use the legal system to
- Justin Hall was put in
jail for daring to stand too close to a somewhat rowdy political
demonstration (after one cop ordered him to stay on the sidewalk, and
another ordered him to get off the sidewalk and onto the street with
the protestors; then they were all arrested). He writes all about
it in his web site. (I'm not positive whether it's still up though...
the specific page I used to link to is 404 Not Found, so I link now to his home
page, and haven't searched to see if there's still a page on this specific incident.)
This page was first created 05 Mar 2002, and was last modified 05 Mar 2002.
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