Back in July, when the NAACP held a meeting for folks to put forth unsubstantiated allegations of police brutality by members of the Charleston Police Department after the suicide of Denzell Curnell, a fellow by the name of Ramon Caraballo stepped forward to complain about being racially profiled. We wrote about that meeting and pointed out to Caraballo he was probably stopped by police more than the average person due to his criminal history and his affinity for carrying marijuana on his person. He apparently doesn’t understand the term “pattern of behavior”. Click that link and you can read about his prior arrests for marijuana possession, marijuana distribution, and resisting arrest.
After we wrote that story we received all sorts of threats from Caraballo on our Facebook page about his desire to kick our asses. He later thought better of it and deleted those threats. Some of his former Army buddies from around the country also chimed in telling us he was a veteran and we should probably ignore all of his bad behavior because of that. We pointed out our own veteran status. Unfortunately, there are some who served their country honorably, like Caraballo and Sen. John McCain, who think that service earns them a lifetime of forgiveness for every bad or stupid thing they do in their lives. Yeah, well, not so much, guys.
You can head on over to this post and read some comments from Ramon and his pals. We even offered to help Ramon publicize his allegations if he could get us some video of all those racist CPD officers in action. He disappeared from the site shortly after that and we never heard from him again. Imagine that.
Now we see Ramon Caraballo in the news yet again for actions consistent with his established pattern of behavior. It seems he was in a vehicle stopped by CPD officers while he was holding a significant amount of marijuana. He attempted to flee the scene, but was stopped. Officers found 14 bags of marijuana packaged for sale. A total of about half an ounce. During the subsequent arrest Caraballo decided to fight with and assault three police officers, even spitting on one of them. That never works out well. Officers found an additional six bags of weed in his pocket after the arrest.
Caraballo’s continued pattern of behavior now has him charged with PWID Marijuana, three counts of assault on a Police Officer and one count of Throwing Bodily Fluids. He was released on a total bond of $10,000 set by Judge Linda Lombard.
But the cops only stop him because he’s black, right? Yeah, that must be it.