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Grandma With Cancer Is Assaulted By Police Over Exercising Her 4th Amendment Rights

Grandma With Cancer Is Assaulted By Police Over Exercising Her 4th Amendment Rights

In many ways, it is a sad world that we live in, a world in which abusing the weak and defenseless is acceptable to many people. That’s bad enough, but when those who are weak and defenseless are abused by the people who are supposed to protect them, then you have a world that seems ready to fall apart.

Unfortunately, that latter situation is, too often, exactly what you see. A heartbreaking example of this happened in Greenville, South Caroline recently. Matt Agorist gives us the sad details:

A 62-year-old grandma, who is suffering with cancer, is speaking out this week after she says she was attacked by police because she asked them for a search warrant.

The alleged victim, Cassandra Johnson had never been in trouble with police before this week. But that all changed when she was thrown in the Greenville County Detention Center for attempting to flex her rights.

According to police, they were at Johnson’s residence on Monday around 5 a.m. to serve an arrest warrant to her son, Julius Johnson. However, according to Cassandra, Julius was not there and has never lived there.

As FOX Carolina reports:

Johnson said she told officers Julius has never lived at the residence. Officers said they continuously asked to come into the home to search. Johnson asked for a search warrant, however, police explained an arrest warrant was sufficient in this case.

Johnson said when she wouldn’t move aside, the officers threw her on the ground and handcuffed her. She said her other son, Jermaine Johnson, was home and was yelling at the officers that his mother has stage four cancer.

However, according to Johnson, the officers couldn’t have cared less about this grandma’s cancer and they attacked her.

Now, imagine if this had been your mother or grandmother. Would you find this acceptable? No, of course you wouldn’t. And why should these police officers feel justified in assaulting a frail elderly woman?

Unfortunately, this is the twisted thinking that is becoming more-and-more common these days. Our law enforcement officers too often feel like it’s their right to abuse ordinary citizens like you and me, and, while you and I may be healthy enough to survive some abuse, fragile people like Cassandra Johnson deserve better.



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  • The Gestapo will always claim that whatever they have is “sufficient”. Maybe an arrest warrant for someone allows the cops to invade your home claiming that they are “looking” for someone, but it sure does not seem right to me. Sue the hell out of them and hope for a big settlement. It can fund your cancer treatments. Good Luck.

  • The cops in Greenville, South Carolina are obviously a bunch of sissified twits? They are unfit to serve! What is Greenville going to do about this?

  • Honestly, would it not be nice to hear the police side of the story too? It is like judging soldiers for friendly fire killings of non combatants, when you never been to war or face death daily with fear.

  • This sounds too much like fake news, I’d need a little more information and verification to swallow this story. It sounds too much like what Obama pulled in the Missouri shooting with the “Gentle Giant” story. Chuck

  • 3 months in jail for each officer involved and one year for their boss on scene might cure their liberal thinking.

  • She should have let them look but not touch anything. Then she could tell them to get the Hell out of her house and they would have to leave.

  • It wasn’t Greenville but close (Spartenburg) where my dad was ticketed for parking in a crippled slot – even though he had a plate allowing this (the cop’s claim? But it wasn’t a SC plate – it was issued in PA). It got thrown out prior to court but that type of idiocy is TAUGHT to modern police. Ever hear the robotic statement, “the law is the law”?

  • Simply put, some people in uniform perform admirably. Others should not be allowed in the same room with a uniform, let alone be allowed to wear one.

  • She shouldn’t have had to ask for the search warrant at all; it should have been presented to her when she opened the door. The failure of the officer to present it to her is a violation of the law thus the officer has “no standing”, HE is the criminal; HE committed an assault, an unwarranted assault. SHE was not under arrest and had NO DUTY to follow his orders at all. HE is a THUG …only! HE is a CRIMINAL! The problem is not the people it is ILL trained “officers” or those who should have flunked out of consideration as an officer.

    This officerr’s behavior is such that he should be dismissed and his behavior investigated to find out why he behaved in the way he did. Since he did not follow procedure his bond is “toast” and maybe the bonds of his superiors as well. Go up the food chain and many of them may be found culpable and if so there go their bonds as well (although they will probably try to through the officer under the bus to save themselves) and they can go to their new jobs (would you like fries with that burger, Mam?/Sir? ‘can’t be an officer without a Bond!)

  • The ill-trained officers are under pressure to furnish “sheeple” for the “fake” courts who make enourmous

  • I don’t need any more proof that this happened as the same thing happened to me a year and a half ago in Brownwood Texas for claiming my 5th ammendment rights. I am severely disabled and was questioned while sitting in my own front yard what happened here tonight. Nothing really happened, only a small argument but was already resolved before cops showed up. I tried about five times to say that but was interrupted every time so I said, Look, sir, I have tried to answer your question already about five times and I don’t know what you want me to say, so i am not going to answer any more questions. I was told to turn around and put my hands behind me, so I did. The officer put a zip tie on my wrists, then jerked me down by my hair and begtan yelling I hit him. Another officer present ran over and beat me in the face using steel hand cuffs around his hand like using brass knucks, then those cuffs were put on me. Then the one who jerked me down took out his teaser and shoved it over my heart as hard as he could, and threatened to pull the trigger. I was thrown in Jail and the next day charged with $40,000 in bonds which I am still trying to pay for. I live on a very small disability check and still have two young daughters, even though I am 64 years old. My wife was young but I lost her in 2011 due to suicide. I wound up with two broken ribs from the teaser gun and a concussion from being beat in the face. All for invoking my fifth amendment rights. I have no money so I have a court appointed Lawyer, how good of a defense do you think I will actually get? So far the cops still won’t release the video footage from that night, which by the way was Memorial Day.


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  • TRIGGER happy KILLERS EMPTYING THIER GUNS ON UNARMED CITIZENS SAME HERE WOMAN CALLED FOR HELP ,WHILE TALKING TO ONE OFFICER IN HER PJ’s and unarmed was shot 3 times and killed >>an immigrat who got off after the city waited over a year to inditethat badge does “NOT:” make you 007″s with a right to kill don’t trust an officer as you may wind up bein shot

  • They are taught to be thugs since the federal government decided to militarize the police forces. And, no, that is not an anti-military statement (I’m a disabled veteran for Pete’s sake). Two different jobs that should have different methods.

  • This is what happens when we give government too much power. Folks we are gonna be screwed sooner than you think.

  • Police work is one of the SAFEST jobs out there. There are many other jobs that are more hazardous, on a daily basis…

  • Get their names, addresses, phone and email addresses and “dox” them. When they have to explain to their families why they have to go to the next town to shop or do business, they might get the message. It might be wise to “dox” the police chief and the mayor as well. It’s all public information…

  • So then what happened?
    Did the force their way into the house and search it?

    Where the officers charged with assault?
    What did the son inside do?
    Where’s the rest of the story?

  • My home was “visited” by 2 FBI agents … their “Purpose” … entrapment, trying to get me to “threaten” a judge/ judges whom I exposed for permitting “criminal editing” of audio tapes of court hearings. IMO, Law Enforcement is No Less criminal than Law Administration across the USA.
    If you wish to learn about “Criminals Running Our Courts”, visit
    <> … facts include that DA’s are willing co-conspirators.
    In a nutshell, the problems are created by the A.B.A. and the federal government that contributes “financial incentives” to political subdivisions; a.k.a. courts.

  • why didn’t she let them in to search….her sons were probably suspects or criminals….sorry but if you follow the law and have nothing to hide things are mostly okay

  • If the arrest warrant have the address of the suspect, the grandmother should had allow them to search the premise, HOWEVER the damn cops should not have thrown the women on the ground. I’ll assume that there were at least three officers present to hold the women to put handcuff on her without throwing her to the ground. This happens too often by over zealous bad cops. The family should file a complaint of the over use of force. An officer with too many complaint against them about bad behaviors it could hurt them from being promoted. All citizens should file a report of any bad behavior by a police, AND GET A COPY OF THE REPORT FILED.

  • Story after story like this from goon squad police all over the country and cops still wonder why they are being targeted and killed. Note to cops; if you cover for this kind of abuse you are no better than the goons doing the abuse and you loose all credibility when things go south.

  • Hopefully, someone, one of their victims, will find those pigs in a dark alley and beat them to a bloody pulp! They deserve no less.

  • IF people would just quit trying to practice law, things like this would not have happened. They has a warrant and had reason to believe her son was in the house. All she had to do was to let them look. They would have looked and left! Policing is a very hard job especially with people shooting them for no good reason!

  • You think the police are so bad? Wait until the socialist get into power. Look at Venezuela, a socialist country, they are killing citizens for trying to get food and medical supplies at the border because they don’t have any of either at home!!

  • Someone should break into those cops’ homes at 5:00 AM with a warrant for their arrest on charges of Aggravated Assault and Battery, Elder Abuse, Abuse of a Disabled Citizen and those are just for starters on the charges

  • I would try to file a “unnecessary use of force” on the officers, and don’t let anyone talk you out of it. There are males that should NOT be a cop.

  • As an ex cop, I’m against any military person that have served in combat, they should not be hired as a police officer in a local police dept. For the Secret Service and FBI Swat yes. .

  • Sadly this is true. In a settlement or jury award, the person suing is the LAST to get paid. And that is whatever is left after lawyers and everybody else gets paid first.


  • Depends on where you work. Example a few dangerous cities Camden NJ, Philadelphia PA, NYC, LA, St Louis Mo,etc.

  • Live in China and lick their President and they will come for you or you will have an accident. True like here they have one party favoring media and press spreading daily propaganda, but few dare attack the party. Internet, movies, entertainment, everything is censored like here the media feeds you bullshit for the party. The big different your not fear like here to oppose politicans. Sweden went to far left, but are returning to conservative logic in government due to cost and inability to buy votes.

  • Sorry. I hope you win in court ! America is really bad, and getting worse every day ! The SOCIALIST government we have is really destroying our country !!!!!

  • Take any profession, they all have some bad members, cops are no different than lawyers, businessmen, teachers, doctors, building contractors, military folks, all have bad apples, but lost are good people trying to do their jobs. I disagree, but respect your opinions.

  • This is police brutality at its worst! The cops need to be thrown in jail and their sentence should be much more severe than a commoner’s sentence!

  • Without all of the true facts, there may not even be grounds for a law suit. Wait until all of the true facts are in. If there is a trial, she may get a liberal jury and be awarded nothing. Liberal jurors tend to believe everything the defense attorneys say.

  • Seems the police in Greenvile, So. Carolina are working without sufficient brain matter…..Whenever police want to search your home….they better darn well have a search warrant……..

  • NOPE……….an UN-CIVIL WAR is coming……..Lock & load, as there are 20Million gun owners & that is not counting those that own rifles……

  • Then the Venezuelan citizens should have done what WE THE LEGAL CITIZENS have done in the USA………Those illegals come here and fight our laws, but will not do the same in their own countries….

  • Not with over 20Million gun & rifle owners that will make sure we follow the CONSTITUTION and eliminate all enemies of the USA whether foreign or domestic…….

  • OBAMA the muslim shafted the USA while giving those dumb LIBS a false security of doing whatever they desire….

  • We hear about the good guys (POLICE) being killed/fired upon/or disrespected quite often on local news reports…….The BAD ONES like Israel in Florida, should have been kicked out the same day as the school shooting there..

  • GO ONLINE……….for Greenville, So. Carolina NEWS………They run the stories in full…….HOWEVER, if it is a LIB town, then you may not get the news by either the media or the local media that are FACTS

    LIBS live in a FICTION WORLD……

  • If you do bad things, sooner or later it will catch up with you. I was a Correctional Officer for 14 years before I had to retire because of medical problems. During that time I saw some officers that at times did things that gave them bad reputations with the inmates. They always seemed to have to do things the hard way. The inmates made them earn their pay every time something happened. They would end up turning something minor into a full blown mess. That put every officer in the compound in danger to try and clean up their mess. I often was the one that had to take over a building because the one that was there had to be moved somewhere else. Most of the time it seemed as if the inmates were relieved to be rid of the problem officer and to see me walk in and run the building. During my 14 years I never had an inmate put their hands on me. I ran the lockdown dorms for over five years and never had one flood a cell or try to throw anything on me. Other officers that were in those dorms were constantly having cells flooded or getting body fluids thrown on them. Now as I look back and reflect on those years, I guess I treated the inmates the way I would have wanted to be treated if the situation was reversed. I wasn’t soft by any stretch of the imagination. I did my job but I didn’t go to the extreme. All it takes to be a law enforcement officer is to use a little common sense along with doing your job. Treat people with decency and they will often return the favor. One word —– respect.

  • I agree but I’ve noticed over the years since the federal government has had a hand in police training, police methods have become more and more military like. Even the slightest possible crime and doors are kicked in, etc. A lot of this is due to FBI influence.

  • Was the man they were looking for there? Was this house hold a criminal den? Some police departments are just plain stupid. Please reporters tell the whole story.

  • No, actually liberal people tend to NOT believe the police, and are more likely to believe the criminals on trial. Liberals will ALWAYS believe an accuser, their emotions mean much more to them than any such thing evidence.

  • As soon as ANY politician (in the House or the Senate), starts talking about amending or repealing any one of the Bill of RIGHTS … all citizens should KNOW that they are looking at a person who HATES America, and IS just as much an enemy of our country as ANY foreign enemy, and, in my opinion, MORE of an enemy of America than were the Rosenbergs or any other traitors.

  • Based upon the numbers provided by “granny_forUSA” … that’s over 20 million guns … NOT being used! Think about all those politicians wanting to abolish the 2nd Amendment, and kill babies, right up to the moment of natural birth.

  • True unregistered hand gun in NYC two years prison. For legal owners their use is limited, the background check extensive, they want to make it more difficult. I do not have a weapon, but support gun owners. In the military I fired many types of weapons, but I was an officer in charge of dinning facilities and remote kitichen here and in Tikrit. If citizens have weapons the Socialist and communist cannot take over as they planned.

  • In the cases where an illegal is involved, the illegal will walk away, in most cases. I should have clarified the “illegal part”, Chuck. In the case of Ms. Steinle, in California, the jurors evidently believed the illegal didn’t pull the trigger and that the weapon fired itself killing Ms Steinle. An illegal shoots and kills a young woman and he isn’t going to prison for murder! Even if he shot this weapon and it was a ricochet, he still had to pull that trigger.

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