Attention People Who Live In Arizona
Activist Jason Shelton arrested for filming protest – Updated!
By: D. H. Williams @ 3:05 PM – EST
Jason Shelton the man behind the 4409 videos recently exposed the questionable and potentially illegal activities of the State of Arizona when he revealed that an Australian firm is administering traffic enforcement laws using private staff and vehicles without law enforcement training or credentials.
In his most recent video 4409 (Jason Shelton) shows an SUV with official looking logos and emergency lights parked on the side of an Arizona interstate highway operating traffic enforcement equipment, specifically electronic photo radar equipment.
This writer watched the video on Tuesday (Aug. 26th) when it was first posted on YouTube and thought to myself, “How long will it take before the police arrest this man for exposing their crimes?” The answer came about three days later when I read about Jason’s arrest on Freedom’s Phoenix.
The Video Expose
Late Thursday evening (Aug. 28th) Shelton was filming as two people protested the use of private contractors working for a foreign nation enforcing state laws in Arizona. The protesters were holding up signs with the word, “fraud” in large letters. As you can see in the video they are not touching or even speaking to the private contractors in their pseudo cop cars.
After being called by the employees operating the photo enforcement van around 11:45 PM six units of the Scottsdale Police show up on the scene and arrest Jason Shelton who was filming the protesters and not near the photo enforcement van, the two protesters were not arrested. In the Scottsdale P.D. press release they claim Shelton was arrested for, “Obstruction of Government Operations“ yet the vehicle is registered to a private corporation and the occupants work for Redflex Group and American Traffic Solutions, Inc. He was also charged with ‘Refusing to provide truthful name when lawfully detained.’ Based on these current available facts it appears Arizona Police have conducted a false arrest at the behest of private corporations.
Shelton was held in a concrete cell with no bench to sit on until he was brought before Judge James Blake about 9 AM on the SINGLE charge of ‘Refusing to Provide Truthful Name.’ He again refused to give his name and address to the judge saying he wanted to contact his lawyer first. He was placed into a room with a phone and phone book but was too disoriented to find his lawyer’s phone number, so they yanked him out and took him back to the cell. Around 11AM he was brought before Judge Blake again. The Judge let him go on his own recognizance.
But the cop instead took him back to his cell telling the judge they were not through with him, and informed Shelton no way was he being let go until he had his photos and fingerprints taken. Now understand, he had just been released by the judge at 11AM. He didn’t get out until over six hours later, and that was after the second charge of Obstructing Government Operations was added by a cop named Alexander. He was brought before a second Judge Monty Morgan for the second charge and again ordered released own recognizance.
Shelton refused to cooperate in giving his fingerprints a second time (around 3PM) and the cop stomping down on his bare feet, breaking a toe to force compliance! As an added aside, the photo Scottsdale PD released was an old booking photo… they did not use the one’s they took…because Shelton was smiling even more than in the photo you see. They didn’t like that.
Editors Note: Jason Shelton is a well known freedom activist supporting the rights of Americans as detailed in The United States Constitution. He has invested countless hours in exposing corruption and promoting conservative government. He will need at least $4,000.00 to put up a defense on these questionable charges. Jason has taken a “bullet” for every American who wishes to live in the Nation promised to us by our forefathers can you help in his time of need?
Know that this is not a prosecution of one man but an attack on American Civil Liberties – let’s show those who oppose freedom that we will not abandon Jason Shelton.
Fund administered by Earnest Hancock of FreedomsPhoenix.com
This is far from over as reports of Arizona Police searching Mr. Shelton’s home and confiscating his vehicle have been reported by neighbors.
Learn more about photo radar enforcement activities in Arizona at CameraFraud.
Updated: September 1, 2008 @ 12:14 PM – EST
A message from Jason Shelton of forgiveness and redemption to the officers who violated The Constitution and physically assaulted him while in custody.
Updated: September 12, 2008 @ 9:14 AM – EST
No Shalam, No Sholom! Video commentary from 4409. Enjoy the audio track by the immortal Johnny Cash.