Ain’t this about a puta…
A jury on Wednesday found a Lufkin man guilty of resisting arrest in his home after police mistook him for a burglar. A judge then sentenced the man to serve 30 days in jail and pay a $500 fine.
Marco Sauceda, 30, entered Angelina County Court-at-Law No. 2 Judge Derek Flournoy’s courtroom Wednesday morning wearing a tan button-down shirt and navy dress slacks, but by the end of the day found himself in county orange.
Following a one-day trial and four-hour deliberation, a six-person Angelina County jury concluded Sauceda was guilty of resisting arrest on March 15, 2009, while being pepper-sprayed, shot with a pepper ball gun and wrestled to the ground by Lufkin Police officers in his living room, according to testimony.
In closing arguments Wednesday morning, Sauceda’s defense attorney, Ryan Deaton, chronicled how his client was approached by Lufkin police when they entered his home at 111 Finley St. on a report of a black man kicking in the front door, called in by a neighbor. Sauceda, who Deaton described as having the mind of a child, then locked himself in the bathroom and refused to come out despite repeated warnings by the officers on scene.
Of course the a**hole prosecutor had a condescending theory as to why the police attack Mr. Sauceda.
“His behavior was more consistent with a burglar than an innocent person, and that’s what got us here today,” Taylor said. “If you’ve got a language barrier, you find somebody to help accommodate. Is it reasonable that you close the door and lock yourself in your room? I don’t know that it is.
“This whole incident could have been avoided very easily if he would have said, ‘Me llamo Marco. Es mi casa.’”
Clearly Mr. Taylor isn’t a minority and has never been harassed by police, but after being pepper-sprayed and shot with pellets in his own house, we’d lock ourselves in the bathroom too!
F the police!