Aiken Area Progressive

Progressive blog for the Central Savannah River Area.

Month: February, 2014

Former Williston-Elko High School teacher accused of rape resigns from positions at South Aiken

AIKEN — A former Williston-Elko High School teacher arrested in December for rape has resigned from his positions at South Aiken High School, where the incident occurred.

Paul Michael Waters submitted his resignations at South Aiken High School on Thursday.  He faces five counts of criminal sexual conduct.

Although the age of consent is 16 in the state, they are allowed to ban sexual relationships between people in any profession who are in positions authority and subordinates (such as teacher-student and mental health counselor-patient) until the subordinate party is 18 years of age or older, per federal law.

“For right now what we know is the alleged incidents took place began sometime around September and they involved on school property and off-school property,” said Aiken Department of Public Safety Deputy Jeremy Hembree.

“16 is the age of consent as a minor to where you become an adult.  However anytime a student-teacher relationship involved, it takes on a different meaning to where you have to determine age and the official duties of that person in their capacity as a teach or a faculty member.”

WFXG Fox 54

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Nudists brutally assaulted by thugs with badges before being ILLEGALLY arrested

Nudists brutally assaulted by thugs with badges before being illegally arrested during protest of unconstitutional nudity ban

 

SAN FRANCISCO — Saturday was the one-year anniversary of the unconstitutional nudity ban that was put in place by the violent mob at San Francisco City Hall.

Now, the violent mob sicced their thugs with badges on the nudists protesting this unjust law.

This was the incident report, captured first hand from the group of peaceful protesters, who were brutally assaulted by the violent San Francisco Police Mafia in a totally unprovoked manner.  All of this will be kept above the fold.

Yesterday’s rally in San Francisco against “Wiener’s Law” was halted midway by a police attack on several of the participants.

The event was a rally to protest San Francisco’s law against public nudity — a law now in place for one year.

There have been a number of such rallies during this past year, many of them punctuated by illegal police actions and violations of the U.S. Constitution by city authorities.

But yesterday’s event was the first in which police officers began acting like thugs and violently assaulted a participant.

The rally took place in Jane Warner Plaza in the Castro District.

It began with a political speech by George Davis, who provided the crowd with some interesting information about how Supervisor Scott Wiener (the author of the anti-nudity law) was elected in 2010 with the help of a $200,000 political donation by a Southern California real estate tycoon, and how Wiener, after being elected, began pushing legislation to overturn rent control laws and environmental restrictions affecting real estate developments.

During his speech George removed his cover-up garment to assert his Constitutional right to freedom of political expression — i.e., nudity as part of a political campaign centered on the issue of nudity itself. Several other participants did the same.

The police then interrupted the rally to say that the activists had five minutes to cover up.

The next speech was mine.
(I’ve posted the text of this speech in the Files section of this group. It’s called “Why freedom?” .)

In the middle of my speech the police strong-armed their way through the crowd and violently wrestled one of the nude participants, Gamelia Numu, to the ground.

Two officers kneed him in the back while two others held him down.

Yelling in pain, Numu was handcuffed, pulled to his feet and marched to a waiting police van. George Davis was also handcuffed and led away.

[ I was told that Gypsy Taub and Jaymz Smith were also arrested.]

This shocking display of violence and illegal police behavior ended the rally.

One observer told me that Numu had resisted arrest, and that the police were therefore justified in assaulting him.

This viewpoint ignores the fact that Wiener’s Law does not permit an arrest — a violation [ “infraction”] has the same status as a parking violation, not a criminal offense.

The police do not have the authority to make an arrest, only to issue a citation.

Therefore, Numu was not resisting arrest, and the police had no basis even for touching him, let alone assaulting him.

If there is a silver lining to this disgusting incident, it is that the corrupt thugs who currently dominate the San Francisco’s city government have just supplied us with the strongest ammunition yet to use against them in federal court when our lawsuit to overturn Wiener’s Law comes to trial.

Emphasis mine, in bold.

Indeed.  Another reason to boycott San Francisco.  Do not shop there.  Do not stop there.  Time to financially cripple this city at all costs.

[IndyBay.org]
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