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The Gulag Has Got Mary Tormey

A young woman has been stripped of her rights and sent to a mental institution following an assault on her by an officer of the law.
Mary Tormey is twenty-six years old. In January of 2005, the car she was travelling in was stopped at a routine traffic stop. Mary's mother, Elaine, and Mary's live-in boyfriend of five years, Denver, were in the car, as well as another friend. Without provocation, Mary Tormey was brutally assaulted by the officer, Matt Hathaway. Parenthetically, Hathaway has a record of this sort of behavior, and has had at least six cases filed against him in court for this sort of rabid victimization.

Her mother Elaine, who is a Quaker, recently secured a lawyer to sue. Hathaway, who had been put on eighteen months paid administrative leave after the assault, had just been re-hired at a neighboring police department. Mary Tormey had just called that police department to plead with them not to hire him. "I'm one of his victims," she told him.

And then Mary's house in Coeur d Alene was busted. Mary was arrested for marijuana, and the gulag machine moved into action.
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