63y Black Woman Attacked by Andover Mass. Chief of Police Patrick Keefe. Sign for Resign!

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When I entered the Andover public safety building on October 5, 2017, and declared that I would remain there until someone speaks with me about the concerns that I had expressed over the phone, I essentially triggered the First Amendment. Subsequently, any action by any police officer to infringe upon my Firs Amendment guarantees, was going to necessarily be unconstitutional, including any attempt to physically remove or arrest me. The bottom line is that if I were to be removed by any means other than due process of law, at that time, such action was bound to collide with the First, Fourth, Fifth, and the Fourteenth Amendments of the United States Constitution. See U.S. Supreme Court Tennessee v. Garner (1985).

Police Perversion of the United States Constitution and The Bill of Rights

After their racially-driven and unconstitutional arrests, fraudulent use of the civil commitment law, hoax criminal charges and harassment, all failed to deter me from demanding accountability from the Town of Andover and its Police Department and Fire and Rescue Department, a Chief Commander who also should be fired, called the Police Chief when he was off-duty, to come into the police station to handle something such “so-called” Chief Commander should have been able to manage by himself, especially, since I had written down for them two of several ways they could have legally brought my protest to an end: (1) A police officer, or anyone else, for that matter, could have come into the lobby and talk to me. I would have waited if they were busy, and that would have addressed and resolved the reason for my protest in the first place; or (2)They had the means and a dedicated video and audio set up to seek an immediate injunction within the comfort of the building, people like me contribute to pay for. Had they chosen to use that readily available mean, and they prevailed, I would have gone home to appeal any such injunction, but I would waited at home for the Appeals Court’s decision. What is really ironic, and almost Shakespearean, is that they were very likely to get injunctive relief, even on my appeal, in which case, the ruling judge would have framed the parameters for my protest, for not even a judge can tell anyone that they have to stop protesting.

How Did a Chief of Police Go so Berserk?

The Chief Commander and the Chief of Police did not want to do anything that would fall under the legal jurisdiction of the court. I am holding back on mentioning the names of these individuals for now, out of a sense of deference for the residents of the Town of Andover. I want to afford Andover Town residents the kind of benefits Andover Town officials have intentionally and recklessly denied me.That is a chance to finally do the right thing. I did give this Town and every official, police and otherwise, the benefit of the doubt for 7 years, until I did not. Now, I am re-instating that benefit to them temporarily, to see if they have the capacity to earn it back. They also had the option to make up some false pretense, as they are very good at doing, and had done before, to arrest me. That would have been unconstitutional, but at least, it would not have been the brutal felony assault and battery this unfit Chief of Police and his co-conspiring Commander ended up perpetuating on me. What they did was, rather than taking any of the several legal routes at their fingertips, they chose to scrape the very bottom of their dirty bag of tricks for the last, filthiest, and illegal trick: The illegal use of force, resulting in severe injury to me.

The Residents of Any Town Must Be Too Proud for This!

No Town deserves a Police Chief who so obviously shows himself or herself to be a possible danger to its residents. There are too many elephants laying around in our police departments, our legislatures, our courts, and in town offices. We all know where they are. Ignoring them will not make them go away. They will simply continue to undermine and compromise the structure and foundation of the rights, privileges, and immunities, the Founding Fathers built into the checks and balances system, and left behind. Those are the best things we have going for us, and the only things that makes America Great in any meaningful way. To allow this particular Police Chief to get away with such reckless act and illegal conduct, along with the violation of well-established rights, would defile the sacrifices of those who have fought to secure life, liberty, and justice for all in this country. These are ideals that we are still trying to achieve. It will take time, even more sacrifices by my many — some famous and others unsung heroes, as well as determination and staying-power to help give birth to, thus contribute to the formation of that more Perfect Union.

In order to safeguard the integrity of the Town of Andover, the community at large and the nation must demand accountability from this Police Department and Town officials. Chief Patrick Keefe must be made to resign, be fired, or undergo a mental health evaluation to ensure that, under the right set of circumstances, he will not attack and injure anyone else who is freely and peacefully exercising rights that are guaranteed by the United States Constitution, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Get Involved! Holding Police Accountable for Misconduct Requires An All-Hands on Deck Strategy

Call and Demand Reform and Accountability from Andover Officials by Contacting:

Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, Paul J. Salafia at 978-623-8200

Town Manager Andrew Flanagan: 978-623-8210

Andover Police Department: (978) 475-0411

Andover Chief of Police Patrick Keefe at 978-475-0411 ext. 1005

Andover Fire and Rescue Chief Michael Mansfield: 978-475-1281

Town Clerk Lawrence Murphy: 978-623-8230

Tweet:

@AndrewPFlanagan @AndoverMassPD #Andover @AndoverMaGov

@Town_Mgr_Maylor #customerservice

CONTACTS FOR MASSACHUSETTS ELECTED OFFICIALS 
Andover State Senators:

 Barbara L’italien: (617) 722-1612 Email: barbara.l'italien@masenate.gov

James Lyons: (617)722-2460 Email: James.Lyons@mahouse.gov

U.S. Senators:

Markey, Edward J. 
255 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-2742
Contact: www.markey.senate.gov/contact
  
Warren, Elizabeth 
317 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-4543
Contact: www.warren.senate.gov/contact
 
Massachusetts Governor: Charlie Bake: 617-725-4005

Massachusetts Attorney General: Maura Healey: (617)7274765

Massachusetts Senate:  

President Stanley C. Rosenberg: (617) 722-1500

Email: Stan.Rosenberg@masenate.gov 

Citizen Engagement Committee Chairs:

Harriette Chandler: (617) 722-1544 Email: Harriette.Chandler@masenate.gov 

Senator Bruce Tarr: (617) 722-1600 Email: Bruce.Tarr@masenate.gov

Joint Committee on the Judiciary

Senate

William Brownsberger: (617) 722-1280 

Email: William.Brownsberger@masenate.gov

andoverma.gov
Sonia Chang Diaz: (617) 722-1673 Email: Sonia.Chang-Diaz@masenate.gov

House

Claire Cronin; (617) 722-2396 Email: Claire.Cronin@mahouse.gov

James Cantwell: (617) 722-2396 Email: James.Cantwell@mahouse.gov            

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