OPEN LETTER OF COMPLAINT TO PORT AUTHORITY FROM DAWN NARET’ THEIR VICTIM OF TERRORISM AND PHYSICAL ABUSE:
I attempted to submit this report yesterday, 4-23-07, but the library computer system kept interfering with my work. I did not have time to finish, before closing time and hit confirm, but I’m not certain that you got it. I will give all the info over.
This is the absolutely worst complaint I have ever had to send in. I was shaking still at 11PM over an incident at approx. 5PM. I could not calm down from concern of the immense malevolency the situation represents to our society.
I am the disabled woman who falls asleep on the bus from a medical condition of C.O.P.D., which occurs when my oxygen is low or your gases or carbon monoxide exhaust gases are high.
I apparently did doze off, I would have to say passed out, because I did not even feel tiredness coming on. I was on my way to the Carnegie library and was shocked out of sleep by a P.A.T. Policeman, J. Dorsey ofc. #30, beating me very hard on my left are. At least 12 times, he hit me. I woke up and looked at him and he continued to hit me yelling, “Com’on lady! “You’re getting off this bus!!”.
I was shocked and confused and said, “you’re hitting me!! “Why are you hitting me?!!”. He just kept hollering to get off the bus. We were at Swissvale busway. I stood up and was getting oriented to location and trying to find a pen in my purse to write down the name of the driver ect. to file a complaint.
I asked the driver if he had tried to wake me, before calling the PAT police and he said had. This verifies again, that I did not doze off. I must have passed out from fumes, because I am a light sleeper, except when I am being gassed or anesthetized. The driver had responded calmly and politely, but I could not get his name out of him. He appeared to be a new trainee, because he was wearing a thin zip-up fabric vest with the PAT logo and #1076 on it. when I ask him his number, he pointed to the vest, when I asked him his name he looked at the policeman and seemed to be taking a que to not answer. Or maybe it was not his vest and he didn’t know the name that went with #1076. This driver was a white male, heavy build, with thin brown, short hair.
I still had not found my pen, the policeman had one in his pocket, but would not let me use it. He continued to yell at me to get off the bus, while I was talking to the driver and then grabbed my personal bags and carried them off the bus and put them on the ground. I took out my lipstick to continue trying to get the info I would need to file a report on this. and the policeman kept trying to stop me from taking down the info. I clarified to him that this was a very serious incident and I intended to file a complaint. He gave me his name and number and demanded to see my I.D. I gave him my PA drivers’ license and he called it into dispatch or somewhere. The driver said he had to leave to get back on schedule, and that there would be another bus leaving there in 5 min.
I listened to his info, but I was trying to hear what the policeman was saying on the phone while he was checking my ID.
I clearly heard a female voice say “negative” to his inquiry, but he was instructing her on something else. He said,” Well, she is a frequent……(I could not make out the next word, possibly flyer)….So you had better go ahead and put her on that list anyway.”.
I asked him what list he was talking about there, and he said it was none of my business. I became annoyed and said, “That’s MY name you just used, It most certainly IS my business!!”.
Then 2 more PAT policemen pulled up and got out. Ofc. Joe Smith #21 and Ofc. Dipippa #55. They approached calmly and seemed friendly, saying “What seems to be the problem here?” I told them that I was being hit repeatedly and I intended to file a complaint and I could not leave the bus until I got the info nec. To file the report.
When they became aware that I was planning to file a complaint, they turned mean and insulting. Dipippa said “where are you from, are you a German?” I said “yes, German/Austrian”. Then Smith said are you one of those nazi cornels of the third reicht? Oh, It’s not even a full moon!” Then when he saw me write these quotes down, he said “You’re making ME mad now.”
Then Dorsey jumped in and said “well, she’ll be getting a citation” . I asked what is a citation? and he said it will come in the mail. I was upset now and said “is it like a ticket or something?” He said “yea, a citation”. I asked if it would have a fine or anything like a ticket, and he said “Yea, it will be a citation for disorderly conduct”.
I said, “What are you talking about?! “You were hitting ME and you want to give me a citation for disorderly conduct?!!!!”. I stated again that this was all unacceptable and tried to walk over to where the bus would pick me up and Dorsey held out his arms in a block to my exit and said you wait right here, we’re not finished yet. I said,” you’re just trying to make me miss that bus, you heard him say it would be leaving in 5 min.”. Then the bus pulled off.
Then another car pulled up with a very heavy black man in it and they said he was the Chief. He asked what was going on here and I started to tell him all these things. I asked him his name and he would not give it. One of the other men said, “just call him Chief”. He was not in a PAT car or a PAT uniform. These 4 men were terrorizing me in the parking lot of the Swissvale busway and then suddenly said, “You have to get OFF this property NOW!!” 2 minutes ago I had tried to get the bus and they physically blocked my exit.
I left then and went over to wait for a bus at the passenger benches. I got on the #61B 5039, inbound and requested to go to the swissvale police station. The driver did not know where that was. A rider told me to get to it I should take the 61A.
I wanted to go to the real police to check on the conversation with the dispatcher. I thought, perhaps they had called my license into Swissvale police station to have it checked on. I realized that they never asked me my mailing address or my physical address they just said where do you live and I said Squirrel Hill. No more was asked. My license still has an old Lancaster, Pa address on it that they told me would not be updated until I get my renewal and new picture done this oct.
But I am concerned about being on this “LIST” I want my name removed IMMEDIATELY. And also, how could they mail me a citation without having my address? If I did not receive it in the mail, I would be denied “DUE PROCESS” of appealing anything on it and if I was not notified of a fine They could put out a warrant for not paying it!!!
Is THIS the kind of terroristic, predatory tactics that our citizens are being stalked with today? How many others have suffered from these brutes trying to harass and intimidate innocent citizens. Possibly causing them to have a criminal record or some undeserved tarnish to their record or reputation. I demand that I receive your written promise that NO CITATION and NO LIST will be registered with my name on it .
Very seriously looking for legal, mayoral and news media recourse.
P.O. BOX 2315
PGH., PA, 15230-2315
“MAGISTRATE ROSS C. CIOPPA FURTHER ABUSES VICTIM OF PITTSBURGH, PA PORT AUTHORITY BUS DRIVERS AND SECURITY OFFICERS: J.DORSEY, JOE SMITH AND DIPIPPA”