The Boston Police Department agreed to withdraw the felony complaints against myself and PINAC associate Taylor Hardy on the condition that readers stop flooding their phone lines with calls demanding that they withdraw the complaints.
As if I would have any say in that.
But to paraphrase my attorney: Please. Stop. Calling. They get the message.
It’s already been established that the Boston Police Department will resort to intimidation tactics and felonious arrests to prevent citizens from recording them in public, not to mention using these same intimidation tactics to retaliate against anybody calling them out on this behavior as we’ve seen with its recent boondoggling campaign against PINAC and its readers.
So it’s a little ironic how receptive they are to using photography on their Facebook page in trying to get citizens to rat each other out over last month’s post World Series riotous celebrations.
When it comes down to it, the Glik vs. Boston case wasn’t worth the paper it was written on.
Sure, it netted Simon Glik a $170,000 settlement after he was arrested on wiretapping charges for openly recording cops in a Boston public park and it even forced police to admit the cops had used “unreasonable judgment,” which evidently is an ingrained trait within the department.
On a day when multiple news outlets and websites harshly criticized Boston police for bringing up felony charges against myself and a PINAC associate for attempting to hold them accountable, a police attorney asked for a continuance in the hearing.
Now the hearing is scheduled for Friday of next week, giving police an extra week to ponder over how they will proceed with their complaint while giving the internet an extra week to mercilessly mock the Boston Police Department for the boondoggle it has brought upon itself.
We have been speaking to several Boston attorneys since last week in trying to determine the best approach to the upcoming magistrate hearing where the Boston Police Department will try to indict us for felony charges for trying to hold them accountable.
And while we haven’t settled on an attorney yet, it looks as if we’ll be hiring a veteran attorney from the Boston powerhouse law firm, Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein LLP, rated one of the nation’s best law firms by U.S. News.