I interviewed Clifton in the neighborhood near where he was assaulted on Saturday 6-12-08
He told me on camera how he was assaulted by two assholes coming out of a bar on SE 48 and Belmont street here in Portland Oregon around 7pm at night
This happened as he was waiting for a bus to go to work on an evening shift...the job he lost due to be taken to jail and missing work
After he was jumped and slammed into a storefront window by the two guys he explains that he latter hit a wall and a window with his hand when he was waiting for the police to show up out of frustration and anger. He was "one of the few" who called the police. In the interview he explains he made the mistake in hitting the window and he tells how that within 2 seconds of the police showing up he was "put on the ground" and then Tasered... ?
Clifton never was treated as a victim of an assault, he never was spoken to in a respectful way, he was never even given a chance tell what happened to him until he was shocked and arrested. The police as he describes ...treat him from the moment they arrive as the "bad guy"
This video is broken into four parts on YouTube:
Hear Mr Brooks tell "his version" of how he lost his job due to being on city street in Portland waiting for his bus to go to work and then being jumped by two drunks ... and if thats not enough having the portland police come long and shock the shit out of him and take him off to jail?
(ha!)(sic) They release him to walk home at 4 am the next morning keeping his bike in storage
Did he ever get his day in court? No!
Not surprising ...the DA is not pursuing this case and therefore its "dropped" (for now)
Assaulted, Tasered, Arrested, and then He lost his job .... with no trial as well to seek any justice
We welcome Mr Brooks to the City of Roses from Alabama
He is probably lucky the police didn't just shoot him