The Daily Item: Lynn woman claims police brutalityA Lynn woman says a Saugus police officer knocked her to the ground, jumped on her back and arrested her during an incident in late August, leaving her bruised and shaken, all because she had stopped to try to help a fellow church member.
Debora Merida, who came to the United States from Guatemala when she was just 15, but is now a legal United States citizen, pulled her car over to the side of the road in Saugus because she knew her friend - who had been stopped by police - didn't have a license and she believed the woman would be arrested.
"My first (thought) was the children, what's going to happen to them," Merida told the Daily Item during a recent interview.
Why would anyone in their right mind stop behind a police officer because they saw a friend get pulled over? Oh that's right, because they're entitled, self-important people who do not have to understand let alone follow the rules of civilized society. Anyone want to bet that her "friend" is here illegally? She's upset at the way things happened, too bad. She had plenty of opportunities to affect the outcome and chose not too.
Here are a few suggestions for next time:
Don't let your "friend" drive without a license and unrestrained children.
Don't stop to help your "friend" after they've been stopped by police.
Don't stick around after the officer tells you to leave.
Don't fight the handcuffs (I'm not experienced with them but one can presume that they hurt less and cause fewer marks if you don't struggle).
Don't put yourself in a position for your children to witness your arrest.
As for the little woman vs the big mean cop argument, I think everyone here is aware of "little" women who go totally psycho like yippie little chihuahua's barking and nipping.
I'm sick and tired of these idiots who do the wrong thing bitching and moaning that they weren't treated the way they wanted to be treated. Tough noogies, you were treated the way you deserved to be treated. Follow the rules that all the rest of us have to follow or suffer the consequences of your actions and choices.
I only skimmed a few of them, but surprisingly the first few comments were in favor of the officer.