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School employee has run-in with DHS for doing his job

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A local school employee said a rough run-in with a couple of
Homeland Security officers has left him with a strong sense of insecurity.

However, Tuesday afternoon Pickett's niceness turned to anger, disappointment, and betrayal when, as Pickett was directing bus traffic, he said he was handcuffed and roughed up and humiliated by the very people that were supposed to protect him.

"I walked up to him and said, 'Sir, you need to move.' That's when he said 'I'm a police officer. I'm with Homeland Security ... I'll move it when I want to.' That's when he started grabbing me on my arm," Pickett said.

However, Homeland Security tells a different story.

The department said the only reason the officers were at the school was because they pulled over to look at a map.

The department also said it's looking into what happened, and that Pickett's version is wrong. It claims he was antagonizing the officers.

Several people were outside of the school, watching the incident take place, and those witnesses agree with Pickett's story.

"Mr. Pickett asked the guy blocking the bus loading zone to move, and the guy told him he would move his car when he got ready to move it," said Englewood coach Alton Jackson.

"At that point I intervened and I went up to the gentleman and said, 'Mr. Pickett is an employee here,' and they said that didn't matter," said Englewood media specialist, Terri Dreisonstok.

"'We're with Homeland Security,' and on and on they went, and pretty soon, before you know it, he's handcuffed and slammed against a car," Brinson said. "All the children are watching, they're all upset."
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Ok this may get pulled...

But let us hope they weren't looking at the map to get a better idea of where the 14 year-old girl from the chat room they were im'ing lives

Seriously though, it does seem that some of the people that work in that department have some inflated egos and really need to be told that, no, they are not God.
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That's obscene!!

Whatever their reasons for stopping at the school, the correct response to being told to move the vehicle is "oops, sorry, I didn't realize I was blocking the bus lane at departure/arrival time (no time of day given for the incident, so I dont know which it is.) I'll move my car right now."
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Wow. You'd almost think they worked for the Bush administration.
I've always been of the opinion that Homeland "security" has way to much power. This honestly proves my point. How outrageous for them to act in this way. I hope this lawsuit gets lots of publicity and people's eyes start opening.
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