“Let me see your f****g key,” grunted Saratoga County, New York Sheriff’s Deputy Shawn Glans at Colin Fitch during a nighttime encounter in a parking lot.
“Why?” inquired the terrified but resolute young man.
“I’m going to search your f*****g car, that’s why,” persisted the costumed bully.
“You can’t do that,” fitch replied, thereby issuing a lawful order the girthy tax-feeder was legally required to obey.
Displaying both his propensity for criminal violence, and the abrupt limits of his vocabulary, Glans escalated the encounter from harassment to aggravated assault and burglary.
“Ya wanna f*****g resist?” he sneered, striking fitch in the head and stealing his car keys. “If you have nothing to hide in there, we’re just going to check and be on our f*****g merry way. Understand? A**hole.”
Glitch and his friend Adam Roberts had left their locked car in the parking lot of a closed business while attending a party. In an interview with Photography Is Not A Crime, Roberts recalled that when they left the party they were confronted by Glans and a comrade, who had spotted a legally-purchased .22 rifle in the backseat of the vehicle. Exercising his rights, Fitch refused to consent to a warrantless search, which Glans perceived as a”contempt of cop.”
After Roberts posted the video to YouTube, and PINAC organized a call-in campaign to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office, Glans was placed on unpaid vacation.
In 1996, Deputy Glans plowed head-on into a vehicle driven by Douglas McEachron, a member of the productive sector and father of six children. At the time, Glans was driving at least 60 miles an hour in a 20 MPH zone. His victim was left blinded and paralyzed and thus unable to support his family. In 1999, a federal jury ruled in favor of McEachron, who had filed a $60 million lawsuit and received a multi-million-dollar settlement at the expense of the county government’s tax victims.2:11 pm on November 8, 2014