I'm sure Marco Sauceda felt served and protected when the police entered his home and sprayed him with pepper spray, battered him, and tackled him because they thought he was a burglar. As it turns out, Mr. Sauceda was in his own home, is developmentally-challenged, and does not speak English. A jury of Mr. Sauceda's "peers" found that his actions of retreating further into the house and locking the door were "resisting arrest", worthy of a $500 fine and 30 days in jail.
One juror wrote: “We’ve all reached a verdict. To us we feel he has been wronged. Please consider that in his sentencing.” Yet, that juror didn't have the stones to vote not guilty. Pathetic.Read »