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Did you know you need a license to 'Drive' your Bicycle?!?(looking for a kick A$$ lawyer)

You will not believe this!

I was riding my bicycle home after working all day. I was riding a bicycle for the first time, which I was recently given by a friend, on the streets of Tualatin & Lake Oswego. A Lake Oswego officer who was making a left turn from oncoming traffic pulled infront and basically what happened is he demanded my ID/License and told him he was harassing me and that he had no reason to demand any ID and once I got on my bike to go (I didn't even go anywhere) he grabbed me with both hands and forced me off my bike and to the ground.
He arrested me for refusing to provide ID, which I was RIDING a bicycle!!!

You don't have to have a license to ride a bicycle... DO YOU, or does anyone at all?

So that officer arrests me, puts me in his squad car and takes me to Oregon city jail for Clackamas County... When he gave me the summons to appear in court, it said that I was charged with 3 crimes(2 misdemenors, 1 felony), with total fines of $18,500.00 ...I was like WHAT THE F#$K! $18,500!!!
You will not believe this!

I was riding my bicycle home after working all day. I was riding a bicycle for the first time, which I was recently given by a friend, on the streets of Tualatin & Lake Oswego. A Lake Oswego officer who was making a left turn from oncoming traffic pulled infront and basically what happened is he demanded my ID/License and told him he was harassing me and that he had no reason to demand any ID and once I got on my bike to go (I didn't even go anywhere) he grabbed me with both hands and forced me off my bike and to the ground.
He arrested me for refusing to provide ID, which I was RIDING a bicycle!!! You don't have to have a license to ride a bicycle... DO YOU, or does anyone at all?
So that officer arrests me, puts me in his squad car and takes me to Oregon city jail for Clackamas County... When he gave me the summons to appear in court, it said that I was charged with 3 crimes(2 misdemenors, 1 felony), with total fines of $18,500.00 ...I was like WHAT THE F#$K! $18,500!!!

There were drunks, drug dealers, thieves, and a guy charged with homicide in there with me... I was in the holding cell for over 8 hours... then they told me I was being released, then I was asked to sign my name, which I did for 3 different documents for the release, but they didn't like my signature so they said that I "was refusing" to sign their paperwork (I offered to sign again several times)... So they put me BACK in the holding take for another 5+ hours against my will!
When my parents called the Clackamas County Jail where I was being held against my will, they said I had already had been released!!! I told them HELLO...I am still in the holding jail cell with over 20 other people. So they kept calling until they, the sherrif's, finally released me and I made NO CHANGE to my signature and I didn't sign any other documents...!

My 4th, 5th, 8th amendment rights from the Bill of Rights from our Constitution were violated!
(see this website for our Bill of Rights:  http://www.google.com/search...)

CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT????

I am looking for a kick ass lawyer that likes to extract money for Police departents for Police Harassment.

My email for this is:  arrestedforridingmybicycle@yahoo.com

Talk to me, Give me your feedback... Let's talk about this!

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