What the Fuck Happened?
After being arrested for possession of marijuana, Roger Pion decided to completely obliterate 6 police cruisers and a transport van. He did this by driving over them with a tractor. After Roger made his opinion known, “We had nothing to pursue him with,” said Chief Deputy Philip Brooks.
“Nobody was hurt. That’s the thing everybody’s got to cherish,” said Sheriff Kirk Martin. Actually, Mr. Martin is talking about deputies only. If they think Roger wasn't hurt by being charged with a criminal offense and put in a cage, they they are sorely mistaken. Many people are hurt this way daily, and we can assume that law enforcement who continue to profit from this activity aren't bothered in the slightest. Most people just pay the fine. In this case, Roger is making them pay the fine.
Of course, he NEEDS our support now. Do you have a paypal account? Can you spare $5 or $10 to help someone who stood up for the rights of everyone? If not, you can spread this website around so others can help. Don't sit idle and hide from the police state. Do what you can, WHILE you can. Either contribute to the chip-ins on the right with a few minutes by paypal, or spread word of FreeRoger.com so others can show their support as well.
We suspect it won't be long before the Sheriff's department starts whining for money to buy new cars, or even new military assault vehicles, which they will likely use on the public. However, there are less than 27,000 people in that county. They'd be smarter to lay off 6 deputies since they have time to run around harassing people for possession of a harmless plant. According to sources, they mostly spend their time writing speeding tickets anyway - once again, harassing citizens who are minding their own business.
You will not hear much about this in the media right now. The police and drug warriors don't want average people to think they can stand up for themselves. Nor do they want you to think you can do anything in support of people who DO stand up for themselves. This is why you have not seen this on the news.
Pion's weapon of choice? a Case MX255, according to Newport Express publisher Ken Wells.
According to police... Pion also has quite the criminal history, according to Brooks. His lengthy rap sheet includes multiple arrests by both his department and Newport City Police, none were for violent offenses. So apparently, this probably isn't the first time they've harassed Pion. He just got tired of it.
How Can You Help?
Normally, you have no way to help. In this case, you can contribute even as little as $5 or $10 to help bail Roger out. Don't have $5... you can spread this website far and wide. Chip-ins update automatically, although sometimes slowly.
Police and Media Spin
According to WCAX, "The suspect ditched the tractor about two miles from the crime scene and then fled on foot before being apprehended." Watch how the story changes. First, you have officers claming they were unable to pursue him. Then later, he fled on foot, and now he is also being charged with "assault," even though no assault happened, according to anyone.
Media is also now calling this guy the "Cop Car Assassin." Maybe true and some people might even like to hear it, but it's an obvious media smear attempt to make him seem scary. Not cool. Assassin? Really? Many outside of media are calling him "HERO" because he stood up for himself. That needs to be supported.
"One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws." -Martin Luther King
Police and media have a habit of changing stories and distorting details...
"A Vermont man who authorities said used a large farm tractor like a monster truck and drove over seven police vehicles, then tried to run over two officers who pursued him, was ordered held on $50,000 bail Friday." - Sounds like bullshit.
Of course, if you read the story, no such assault ever happened. Not to mention, "He was found to be carrying a loaded pistol." That is 100% legal in Vermont, as far as we can tell. He obviously didn't threaten or hurt anyone with said pistol, or he'd be facing more charges.
"Sheriff Kirk Martin said in an interview at the county courthouse that he was in Boston, preparing to attend a Red Sox game on Law Enforcement Appreciation Day at Fenway Park, when he got word of the vehicular carnage back home." I wonder if he was drinking. I wonder if anyone checked before escorting him all of that distance.
So he was out enjoyng a baseball game while deputies were likely out harassing or arresting people for marijuana charges or traffic tickets. Wonderful. Keep it up, Kirk.
"When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty." -Thomas Jefferson