I don’t want to believe it’s a setup. – Monica Cedillo
Oh, sweetheart, surely you can’t be that naive after the way your daughter was exploited by cops from multiple departments; of course it’s a fucking setup:
The young woman at the center of a sprawling sexual-exploitation scandal — encompassing dozens of police officers from agencies around the Bay Area — is in a Florida jail facing aggravated battery charges. Guap, 19, flew to Florida [on August 26th] to begin a drug-rehabilitation program at the Treasure Coast Recovery Center…[and] was arrested [on August 29th] after a [so-called] incident at the center by Martin County sheriff deputies. She is being held on $300,000 bail…Because Guap is now in custody and facing a felony charge, she will probably not be allowed to leave Florida until her case is resolved. This could be a potential setback to any plans by district attorneys in California, if they intend to file charges against officers in the Guap case. Guap’s mother, Monica Cedillo, said…her daughter telephoned home on both Sunday and Monday, asking to be let out of the facility. “She called me early on Monday afternoon. She was very upset, and telling me ‘I’m gonna leave here, I have to get out, you’ll never see me again’,” Cedillo said…she questioned why a drug treatment center would call the police on someone going through [heroin] withdrawal…“Why did they let that happen, so they could call the police on her?” Cedillo said. “I don’t want to believe it’s a setup.” However, [Celeste] was unnerved by remarks made to her by [jailers]…“She said they were calling her a ‘piece of shit’,” Cedillo said, adding that her daughter feared the deputies knew who she was from national media coverage… David Lustgarten, an assistant state’s attorney from the 19th Judicial Circuit, [pretended] he…had no previous knowledge of Guap…Pamela Price, an Oakland attorney…called into question why Guap was sent across the country to Florida for rehab, instead of to a California facility…Guap and her mother…told [reporters] the funding is coming through the Richmond Police Department….[at least three of whose] cops are under investigation…for [exploiting] Guap…“From a legal perspective, it looks like witness tampering,” [Price] said…
This is how police states work: when the cops want to destroy someone, universal criminality allows them to easily find some sort of trumped-up charge to hold her on (after a cooperative judge sets a ridiculously-high bail like $300,000), and once she’s in their hands she can be abused, raped (under the guise of “searching for contraband” which can then be “found” to produce a further charge), or meet with a fatal “accident” as they prefer. Even if they’re being watched too closely to simply murder her as they do so many others in police “custody”, accusations are now viewed as “evidence” that the victim is “no angel” and thus not a credible witness against all those fine, upstanding cops who could potentially lose their jobs or even freedom if she’s allowed to testify. I think you get the picture, and I certainly hope the ACLU does. And if you don’t, you need to read this blog more regularly and carefully.