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Old January 17th, 2013, 09:29 AM   #21
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Old January 17th, 2013, 09:51 AM   #22
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i hate comsumer that never send bill out in time and the shut me off with not notice several time ( like ever 3 months ) i have a two yeah old boy and thay cut the power with no notice when it was like 10 degrees out . buy the time thay got back to turn it on it was 40 in the house . thay shut it off over $40-50 .
had that happena few times too, always over a tiny amount. Luckily the "locks" they use on the line take 2 seconds to get off with a bic pen or fuel line tool. then i just leave it on the meter for whenever they come...
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Old January 17th, 2013, 02:14 PM   #23
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i hate comsumer that never send bill out in time and the shut me off with not notice several time ( like ever 3 months ) i have a two yeah old boy and thay cut the power with no notice when it was like 10 degrees out . buy the time thay got back to turn it on it was 40 in the house . thay shut it off over $40-50 .
What is it like dating your sister?
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Old January 17th, 2013, 03:54 PM   #24
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Old January 17th, 2013, 05:08 PM   #25
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put the video on youtube. send it to your local tv stations.
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Old January 17th, 2013, 05:12 PM   #26
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Let me clarify this a little more, I no longer live in holt, I live in Bellevue, which is in eaton county. The meter is on the front of the house. The reason they stormed the house no questions asked is because Zeus is a pit and the reader told them that I refused to let him do his job and i told zeus to attack and would not call him off. The Sargent told me that they consider any dog told to attack a deadly weapon and respond to it as that and that my dog had actually bitten him, and it did not matter if he was in his cage or not because I should have had complete control of him. I wasn't let out on bail or bond or pr bond. I was just free to go because there was no evidence of a bite on him. I took a copy of the police report to the local Bellevue police which i live just out of there jurisdiction, and asked there opinion of why this happened like that. The chief said that because he was a utility worker and I was an apparent threat to him as far as they knew, they are required to respond like that. He also said that because I would not give a statement to any of them ( right to remain silent) this might have irritated the officers.

I know consumers has expensive lawyers and I'll probably never get much from them, but more or less
My question is do I have a right to sue the police department, false arrest, police brutality, damages caused by there neglect. Or is it a civil suit where I need to take the employee to court for personal damages?

Also I know the arresting officer no longer works there and was let go after someone else had made several complaints of brutality and harassment.

I know this is a public forum and not the best place for this type of advice, but I want opinions on what you would do in this situation? Should I just drop it and let it go, and continue on with the charges of the guy on camera.

Also I can't post the video as of right now for legal purposes. But once is said and done I will.
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Old January 17th, 2013, 05:53 PM   #27
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what the hell are you talking about ?
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Old January 17th, 2013, 06:26 PM   #28
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assaulting a utility worker is a felony, working in the city cutting peoples gas some people get mad for getting caught stealing and will assault or threaten us workers. That being said it is sad that his word agaist your originally end up the way that it did. the cops should of talked to you but with the new law they that it all seriously unless proven other wise. now that you have proof, take that next step. good luck
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Old January 17th, 2013, 06:38 PM   #29
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what the hell are you talking about ?
He is a spelling and grammar nazi.
He is assuming that you're not smart enough to realize dating your sister is wrong.

I hope I was able to construe my interpretation of his post to you correctly.

p.s. don't stoop to his level. Go for the jugular and make death threats. It is the appropriate response.

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Old January 17th, 2013, 06:42 PM   #30
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That meter maid had no business being in the backyard if the meter was in the front.
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Old January 17th, 2013, 06:52 PM   #31
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He is a spelling and grammar nazi.
He is assuming that you're not smart enough to realize dating your sister is wrong.

I hope I was able to construe my interpretation of his post to you correctly.

p.s. don't stoop to his level. Go for the jugular and make death threats. It is the appropriate response.

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Old January 17th, 2013, 06:58 PM   #33
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There is a phone number on Consumers Energy's website. Call it. Or use Facebook. It is monitored (that is a hint).

For those of you on here that claim you "didn't get a bill on time" you can pay it online. What does Verizon do if you don't pay your bill on time?
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Old January 17th, 2013, 06:59 PM   #34
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He is a spelling and grammar nazi.
He is assuming that you're not smart enough to realize dating your sister is wrong.

I hope I was able to construe my interpretation of his post to you correctly.

p.s. don't stoop to his level. Go for the jugular and make death threats. It is the appropriate response.

well making fun of some one who has Developmental reading/writing disorder. these people are part of the reason the world is so fucked up
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Old January 17th, 2013, 07:04 PM   #35
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There is a phone number on Consumers Energy's website. Call it. Or use Facebook. It is monitored (that is a hint).

For those of you on here that claim you "didn't get a bill on time" you can pay it online. What does Verizon do if you don't pay your bill on time?

i do pay them on line tho my bank
verizon well it least send you a shut off notice .
out of all the time i got shut off , i only got 1 or 2 shut off notices
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Old January 17th, 2013, 08:04 PM   #36
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Let me clarify this a little more, I no longer live in holt, I live in Bellevue, which is in eaton county. The meter is on the front of the house. The reason they stormed the house no questions asked is because Zeus is a pit and the reader told them that I refused to let him do his job and i told zeus to attack and would not call him off. The Sargent told me that they consider any dog told to attack a deadly weapon and respond to it as that and that my dog had actually bitten him, and it did not matter if he was in his cage or not because I should have had complete control of him. I wasn't let out on bail or bond or pr bond. I was just free to go because there was no evidence of a bite on him. I took a copy of the police report to the local Bellevue police which i live just out of there jurisdiction, and asked there opinion of why this happened like that. The chief said that because he was a utility worker and I was an apparent threat to him as far as they knew, they are required to respond like that. He also said that because I would not give a statement to any of them ( right to remain silent) this might have irritated the officers.

I know consumers has expensive lawyers and I'll probably never get much from them, but more or less
My question is do I have a right to sue the police department, false arrest, police brutality, damages caused by there neglect. Or is it a civil suit where I need to take the employee to court for personal damages?

Also I know the arresting officer no longer works there and was let go after someone else had made several complaints of brutality and harassment.

I know this is a public forum and not the best place for this type of advice, but I want opinions on what you would do in this situation? Should I just drop it and let it go, and continue on with the charges of the guy on camera.

Also I can't post the video as of right now for legal purposes. But once is said and done I will.
Yellow quotes: So how the fukc long ago did this happen?

Red quotes: So you want to sue the city/police/officer because they were told you told a pit to attack a meter reader(a felony), you refused to respond to the charge(as is your right) and then after they investigated they realized you were innocent and released you?

It sounds to me the police did everything they were supposed to. If your wife/kid/family member was threatened wouldn't you want it investigated to the fullest extent and have the person who threatened detained instead of out and about?
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Yellow quotes: So how the fukc long ago did this happen?

Red quotes: So you want to sue the city/police/officer because they were told you told a pit to attack a meter reader(a felony), you refused to respond to the charge(as is your right) and then after they investigated they realized you were innocent and released you?

It sounds to me the police did everything they were supposed to. If your wife/kid/family member was threatened wouldn't you want it investigated to the fullest extent and have the person who threatened detained instead of out and about?
Read the original post!
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Read the original post!
I did, missed the date.

Also your original post isn't where you ask about suing the cops.
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Im asking if I can seeing as I was falsely arrested and thrown to the ground, tossed around like a rag doll. I was never told why or what I was being arrested, never read my rights to me. Just thrown down, hand cuffed, dragged by two large police officers to a cruiser and taken to the jail. Where after I was in the drunk tank they came and told me why I was arrested, and would have to wait for a judge. He was never bitten and the dog was in a cage the entire time, in an area the meter reader had no business being. I did nothing wrong at all which is why I would not give a statement, until my lawyer was present, whom I never got to see or talk to the entire time I sat in a drunk tank.
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the police may have went over board, but with what was reported, they were acting on that,
go after Consumers, with a lawyer, good chance that guy would get fired. snooping, and making a false report about being attacked, and yes they have high paid lawyers, my guess is with the video you have, and the police report, they would rather pay you a quick settlement then paying their lawyers several days in court.
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