70+ year old James Van Raden is a victim of a Moorhead Police dept. (MPD) "contempt of cop" arrest or a "cover arrest," isn't he? He is, isn't he?
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The MPD didn't like the fact that Van Raden was trying to file a harassment complaint against his false accuser, did they? They didn't, did they?
Larsen used a Taser on Van Raden with disregard for Van Raden's medical condition, according to Van Raden's lawsuit, which was filed in U.S. District Court in Minnesota and named as defendants the three officers. In this file photo, James Van Raden watches video play on his computer on Aug. 20, 2013, that was captured in a Moorhead police car Aug. 14, 2011. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor Trial underway in lawsuit claiming Moorhead police used excessive force By Adrian Glass-Moore, INFORUM and Forum Communications Company on Jul 14, 2015 at 6:52 p.m.
Because that would undermine the malicious case that the false accuser brought, right?
That's right, isn't it?
Van Raden said Theisen continued to harass him when Van Raden was out on bail. Van Raden said he went to the Clay County Courthouse and asked why nothing was being done about it and he was given a card to Rape and Abuse Crisis Center. He said he became frustrated with what he felt was the center’s slow response to his concerns, and he called there again on Aug. 23. “I said, ‘What do you have to do, kill yourself before you get relief from all this (crap)?” he said. 77-year-old sues three Moorhead police officers over Taser incident (with video) By Forum News Service on Aug 21, 2013 at 7:19 a.m.
The MPD decided to provoke Van Raden to anger by just ignoring him, didn't they?
They did, didn't they?
And after Van Raden was incited by the MPD, he said something that was intentionally taken completely out of context by the MPD, didn't he?
He did, didn't he?
"What do you have to do to get relief? Do you have to kill yourself before you get relief from this crazy person who wants to kill me and from the police who don't make any report or help when this guy is harassing me?" CASE 0:13-cv-02283-DWF-LIB Document 36 Filed 02/26/15 Page 3 of 20 James Van Raden, v. Steven Larsen, individually and in his capacity as a police officer for the City of Moorhead, MN; Matthew Wychor, individually and in his capacity as a police officer for the City of Moorhead, MN; Daniel Birmingham, individually and in his capacity as a police officer for the City of Moorhead, MN; Defendants.
So the MPD took Van Raden's words of exasperation and used them against him, didn't they? They did, didn't they?
The video is full of expletives. Van Raden told the officers that the stun gun could kill him because he has a heart condition. He is shocked twice during the incident. After this incident, Van Raden was civilly committed to Prairie St. John's psychiatric hospital in Fargo for about 3 weeks. He's now demanding a jury trial and seeking unspecified damages. His attorney told him not to go on camera today. Moorhead man sues three Moorhead police officers over Taser incident By WDAY News on Aug 21, 2013 at 9:52 a.m. firstname.lastname@example.org (701) 241-5306
“He made it very clear that he was planning to commit suicide, and they took that claim very seriously, and as far as I’m concerned their actions likely prevented him from attempting suicide that day,” said the officers’ attorney, Jason Hiveley of Bloomington, Minn.-based Iverson Reuvers Condon. Van Raden has previously told The Forum that he became frustrated with what he felt was the center’s slow response to his concerns, and that he called there again on Aug. 23 and said, “What do you have to do, kill yourself before you get relief from all this (crap)?” New details emerge in Moorhead police officers’ answer to Taser lawsuit Three Moorhead police officers being sued by a 77-year-old landlord who claims they illegally restrained him and shocked him with a Taser during a welfare check two years ago are defending their actions, saying the man had threatened to kill himself and “whack” one of his tenants. By Mike Nowatzki, Forum News Service Posted Sep. 26, 2013 at 8:30 AM
So the armed with this wild and outrageous assertion that Van Raden was "suicidal" the MPD proceeded to harass Van Raden in his own home (His castle, right?), didn't they? They did, didn't they?
The incident happened Aug. 23, 2011, nine days after Van Raden was arrested and charged with assault and terrorizing for allegedly threatening one of his apartment tenants with a shotgun, a claim he denied. The charges were later dismissed. After the Taser incident, Van Raden was civilly committed to Prairie St. John's psychiatric hospital in Fargo. He spent about three weeks involuntarily hospitalized. Man sues Moorhead police officers By Sun Staff on Aug 21, 2013 at 7:28 a.m. Jamestown Sun and Forum Communications Company.
James Van Raden was 75 when officer Steven Larsen shocked him with a stun gun after responding to a welfare check at Van Raden's home. Van Raden was unarmed and was not under arrest. No agreement reached in lawsuit against Moorhead cop Monday, March 30, 2015 9:46 a.m. CDT by Jim Monk
Because the MPD had decided that Van Raden just didn't appreciate the injustice he was getting, hadn't they? They had, hadn't they?
Ogden Police Lt. Marcy Korgenski said her department would "definitely investigate the information and certainly try to follow the recommendations of Taser International." West Valley City Police Capt. Tom McLachlan said the idea of encouraging officers to avoid shooting at the chest is a departure from what officers are typically taught, which is to aim for "center mass." "You're trained to stay away the face, head, groin," McLachlan said. "The chest and the back are the two largest target areas you've got." Taser warning: Stun-gun maker suggests avoiding chest shots By Melinda Rogers The Salt Lake Tribune Published October 21, 2009 10:00 pm
And that is why the MPD knowingly, willingly and intentionally discharged a Taser into Van Raden's "center mass," isn't it? It is, isn't it?
"Disregarding the policies of the Moorhead Police Department and their training, ignoring that plaintiff Van Raden was elderly and had a heart condition, and disregarding their own statements that Van Raden was not under arrest, Defendant Police Officers restrained plaintiff, physically took him into custody, twice shocked him with a Taser weapon and callously left him lying on the floor in pain," Van Raden says in the lawsuit. Cops Just Love Those Tasers by Courthouse News Thursday, August 22, 2013.
Taser International said way, way, way back in 2009 that shooting suspects (Especially elderly people with heart conditions, right?) "center mass" was not allowed, didn't they, They did, didn't they?
Jason M. Hiveley, Partner IVERSON REUVERS CONDON
9321 Ensign Avenue South Bloomington, MN 55438
And we all know that cops are soooo perfect that they always "fall back onto their training," don't we? We do, don't we?
A supervisor warned: “This one could be taken as a contempt of cop arrest.” That's an arrest that's done not for a legitimate law enforcement purpose. But, because someone hasn't been respectful or deferential enough to the officer. Behind the Scenes: What is 'contempt of cop?' Linda Byron, KING 5 News. http://www.king5.com/story/news/local/investigations/2014/08/01/12978996/
That means that MPD intentionally shot 70+ year old James Van Raden (The elderly gentleman with the heart condition, right?) "center mass" to endanger his life, don't we? We do, don't we? All because the MPD thought Van Raden needed an "attitude adjustment" for his imaginary "contempt of cop," right? That's right, isn't it?
Lt. Tory Jacobson
More to come . . .