Friday, March 6, 2009

UMD volunteer arrested for helping grandmothers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2ltonE1IdM



On March 4 2008 two grandmothers from Swan Pond asked UMD volunteer Matt for a ride home cause they didn't drive. Matt agreed and dropped the last one off at her home when TVA police came onto her property to arrest Matt. In the video the officer first tells Matt that he warned him that he had to have a resident with him when he drove on the public road. When the resident came out and Matt explained that he DID have a resident with him the officer changed the rules and arrested him for something else. Matt was polite, was not breaking any traffic law--he was simply giving to Swan Pond Grandmothers a ride home--one who is half blind. The officer knew who Matt was--this is part of the pattern of non stop harassment of UMD volunteers.

2 comments:

Jeremy said...

Matt you seem like a nice guy, but why are you wearing a 'filthy coal' hat? you can't expect TVA cops to be nice to you if you're blatantly disrespecting their profession -- coal, even if they are not directly related to it. Would you walk into a lawyer's office seeking legal help while wearing a cap that said 'Lawyers are greedy'? Matt, fight the good fight, but think it thru first.

jessica said...

The officer knew who Matt was--this is part of the pattern of non stop harassment of UMD volunteers.
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