Skip to main content

Two teenaged siblings, twins to be exact, were videoing a police shootout from their second floor balcony.

The police burst into their home and arrested them both.

When their mother contacted the police to find out what they have been charged with and when they would be let out this is what the lieutenant told her:

“Lieutenant comes down tells me ‘Yeah I have your kids here. They’re safe, but they’re gonna be here until I say they can be released’,”
So much for Habeas Corpus-Disappearing people is SOP for police now.

The twins’ mother, Karen Madison, believes the police became upset because she moved her truck when she saw them using it as a shield during the shootout. She says that none of the officers on the scene would tell her why her children had been arrested and taken to jail.

“Lieutenant comes down tells me ‘Yeah I have your kids here. They’re safe, but they’re gonna be here until I say they can be released’,” Madison recalled.

The twins were let out of jail several hours later, but the police kept the SIM card from Terrell’s phone and Madison was told they had been charged with disorderly contact. Their court appearance is scheduled for May 17.

Please let this police department know that there are laws in this country and they too are subject to them.
U.S. Mail:
City of Pearl
P.O. Box 5948
Pearl, MS 39288-5948

Street Address:
2420 Old Brandon Road
Pearl, MS 39208

Phone: 601-932-2262

Fax: 601-932-3568

Email: city@cityofpearl.com

Here is good ole boy Lt. Townsend trying to explain why police violated the Constitution to get back at this family. He lost all credibility of this being a just arrest when he told the twins mother:

‘Yeah I have your kids here. They’re safe, but they’re gonna be here until I say they can be released’,”
EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

?

More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Renee, Thumb, Alumbrados, Angie in WA State, CJB, Chi, itsbenj, Odysseus, grollen, ogre, Timaeus, glitterscale, houndcat, TrueBlueMajority, Sprinkles, Emerson, Shockwave, wu ming, Wintermute, CleverNickName, mslat27, eeff, rubyr, Duncan Idaho, freelunch, WI Deadhead, exNYinTX, hubcap, niemann, JLFinch, bronte17, susans, nyceve, susakinovember, Xapulin, samdiener, mkfarkus, vmibran, chechecule, CanisMaximus, Nate Roberts, Iberian, RLF, dejavu, psnyder, Noodles, gerrilea, exiledfromTN, dwahzon, hoof32, lcrp, Kitsap River, Hillbilly Dem, solesse413, xxdr zombiexx, sawgrass727, sb, rapala, Dirk McQuigley, ExStr8, Bluesee, tle, ichibon, revbludge, liberalcheesehead, democracy inaction, OpherGopher, offred, ChemBob, Dobber, fixxit, eru, Dem Beans, GreyHawk, Hastur, Sandino, kaliope, Tool, coolbreeze, Rogneid, Brian B, xaxnar, begone, debedb, SSMir, SoulCatcher, Mother Mags, Denny in Seattle, martini, LeftOverAmerica, Knucklehead, cas2, myboo, Kingsmeg, Clytemnestra, Russgirl, dopper0189, tonyahky, Gorette, kestrel9000, mskitty, Son of a Cat, Gottlieb, blueoasis, TalkieToaster, twigg, 4Freedom, Preston S, ER Doc, middleagedhousewife, Pilgrim X, onionjim, BlueMississippi, bumbi, rage, Unknown Quantity, democracy is coming, CA Nana, doingbusinessas, means are the ends, blueoregon, zedaker, PhilW, bstotts, a a, The House, OHdog, PatConnors, Aaa T Tudeattack, ammasdarling, One Pissed Off Liberal, pgm 01, john07801, bluicebank, pfiore8, asilomar, Cronesense, SpecialKinFlag, camlbacker, moodyinsavannah, gailwax, EdSF, Stwriley, DvCM, la urracca, tbirchard, Dave in Northridge, bnasley, progressivevoice, SeaTurtle, millwood, CT Hank, uciguy30, GeorgeXVIII, leonard145b, fallina7, M Sullivan, Korkenzieher, the1sage, vet, JDWolverton, kingneil, wayoutinthestix, Youffraita, bill warnick, Involuntary Exile, dadadata, elwior, Akonitum, jakebob, jamess, mikeconwell, monkeybrainpolitics, Cassandra Waites, MrJayTee, Jake Williams, pickandshovel, mofembot, glendaw271, petulans, costello7, nokkonwud, DixieDishrag, allie123, Executive Odor, Mayfly, lgcap, watercarrier4diogenes, David Futurama, GrannyOPhilly, Leftleaner, LaFeminista, Fiddlegirl, prettygirlxoxoxo, Dirtandiron, ARS, lostinamerica, The Dead Man, socalmonk, BoiseBlue, Norm in Chicago, Zotz, DefendOurConstitution, geebeebee, COwoman, Keith Pickering, Thutmose V, stevenwag, Little Flower, kingfishstew, jpmassar, Leftcandid, catilinus, Lefty Ladig, Railfan, commonmass, parse this, coppercelt, Broke And Unemployed, Laurilei, eXtina, Susan Grigsby, Observerinvancouver, Crabby Abbey, angelajean, freeport beach PA, OnlyWords, Puddytat, Johnny Q, DrTerwilliker, Otteray Scribe, Floande, cany, slice, Colorado is the Shiznit, Jazzenterprises, freesia, asterkitty, Nicci August, bobsc, zukesgirl64, Cinnamon, thomask, Claudius Bombarnac, LSmith, enhydra lutris, MuskokaGord, PhilJD, poliwrangler, VTCC73, Caddis Fly, Marihilda, jolux, MattYellingAtTheMoon, MikeBoyScout, joanbrooker, jadt65, DRo, DEMonrat ankle biter, drawingporno, ArtemisBSG, No one gets out alive, Only Needs a Beat, GenXangster, JTinDC, OldDragon, wretchedhive, anodnhajo, Flying Goat, leathersmith, Williston Barrett, Siri, nellgwen, The Lone Apple, Lonely Texan, Joieau, Trotskyrepublican, Yonkers Boy, This old man, AspenFern, the Don, TBug, jts327, BusyinCA, pittie70, doroma, wxorknot, Diane Gee, dotdash2u, George3, AZ Sphinx Moth, maf1029, lastlegslaststand, left rev, allensl, Shawn Russell, Herodotus Prime, ladyjames, broths, weck, bob152, Mannie, OjaiValleyCali, Smoh

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site