To whom this may concern.
My name is Brian Wethern. I will be attending court tomorrow. August 16th, 2018 after four months of having an "Illegal Camping Ticket"
To be brief --
Officer Anthony Melendez has vehicle profiled me for a while now. -- My vehicle was BROKEN DOWN for the FIRST NIGHT (Still in the shop now) at the Mendocino College here in Fort Bragg.
Yes, it's a CAMPER VAN -- This was a Saturday into Sunday evening.
I will be in court tomorrow to plead not guilty.
Anthony Melendez used his vehicle hazard lights to MORE than spot shine NOT only ME. But my 67 year old disabled father.
Not only did I get this illegal camping ticket. But he also gave my father one. I hate to say the worst this ticket should have been was MAYBE a parking violation.
But this is all documented. I was vehicle profiled. I asked the officer several times to turn down his lights. He ignored. -- Actually called in more back up. They turned on MORE lights. All for a 67 year old man with parkinsons & a 32 year old male.
To whomever this may concern (Nobody, because nobodies going to read this email)
I'll be in court to clear my name. My 67 year old uncle will not be. To him this is a JOKE. Because it is. -- He's not driving again. He won't be in public.
I know a few good men around here that were recently pulled over by officer O'Brien -- With DUI stops -- YOU KNOW WHAT THE OFFICER DID?!?!
HE DROVE HIM HOME!!
Now I'm stuck with a broken down vehicle, and a $450 ticket. All because an officer did his job for some stupid California law. When it could have been a parking ticket. Or NOTHING. AND THE LAW IS THIS CROOKED and inconsistent. That I have to keep all these details. Only to hear OTHERS DO SO MUCH WORSE, DAILY.... and they get away with it.
I have a few good words for the zeitgeist of now.
You'll be lucky if words don't become actions. And that's not a threat.
DISGUSTING times we live in.
Thanks for bringing down the MAN more.
All I wanted out of this email was to find the sheriffs email address and voice a concern. I highly doubt anyone reads this. NOR CARES. Nor will any of this be documented.
Other than to be used against me.