Matthew Dykhuizen shared the content below via CopBlock.org/Submit about his experience having his rights violated first, from someone he thought was a friend, and later, by individuals who purport to “serve and protect”, and later still, by those in the injustice system.
Incident Date: May 26, 2014 to today
Outfit Involved: Ottawa County (MI) Sheriff’s Office Phone: (800) 249-0911
Judge: Kenneth D. Post Phone: (616) 846-8280
On May 26 at about 10:30 pm, a person I used to call my friend tried to sneak behind my house and steal my medical marijuana plants which I am legally allowed to possess. I caught him red handed and he pulled a knife on me. I secured the knife with a jujitsu move called a kimora but sliced my hand up horribly in the process. After securing the knife I immediately stabbed him with it. This was obviously out of self defense as he was still trying to attack me. Afterwords he left to his truck parked down my driveway. (I have a 150 yard driveway).
I subsequently went back inside to check out my fingers which were sliced up badly. I called my friend to have him bring me to the hospital. My friend arrived and check out my wounds and agreed I needed to be hospitalized. When I walked out my door to leave there were 7 or 8 cops with assault rifles pointed at my head yelling at me to put my hands in the air. I complied with there orders and they saw how badly my hand was hurt and one of them remarked “You need to go to the hospital dude.”
I told them I was on my way out the door to go there and they said no I cant go anywhere until I answer questions.
I was fully cooperative with all there unreasonable orders for over an hour and a half. I was bleeding profusely and my fingers were swelling up to the size of lemons. The cuts were on my left hand. I’m right handed. Proving I didn’t cut myself trying to stab him like the cops are probably trying to say. All the while I’m begging them to let me go to the hospital and id answer there questions there but they refused.
Finally after being treated like a criminal, along with my friend who was only there to bring me to the hospital, they finally let me get treatment. I saw on the police report they let the attacker go to the hospital immediately and were treating him like the victim the entire time.
They decided to “confiscate” all of my medical marijuana plants for no reason. I asked them why and they told me it was part of the investigation. About a month later a cop came to my home to arrest me on a warrant for felonious assault. The attacker was not charged with anything. Not trespassing, not assault, not attempted armed robbery, NOTHING. Clearly this is to cover there own asses cause they fucked up on who they were treating like a victim and who they treated like an attacker.
Video from WXMI / Fox17Online.com:
Unfortunately that’s only the beginning of my problem they’ve caused me.
When I went to court I was told by the judge I could no longer use medical marijuana and he didn’t care that I had my card. He told me to find another way to treat myself. The problem with this is that I have tried everything. Me and my main care physician and my gastroenterologist worked for years trying literally every single form of treatment possible even multiple major stomach surgeries and nothing worked. I have a rare form of GERD called reflux esophagitus which causes my stomach to produce way to much stomach acid and causes mass erosion and ulcers on my esophagus and stomach along with the inability to eat anything. I was literally dying because every time anything would touch my stomach it would bounce right back up.
After the judge told me to seek other treatment anyways I got a note from my main care physician stating everything I just told you about my stomach treatments and surgeries and that everything has been tried and fail and that’s when HE recommended me for medical marijuana. It’s helped tremendously – I can eat and my stomach doesn’t hurt and I’m no long constantly nauseated. I subsequently gave that note to my lawyer (court appointed) to show the judge.
The judge (Kennith Post) didn’t care. He said I had to quit anyways and that if I tested positive I’m going to jail until I get sentenced and my bond gets revoked.
After hearing this news I tried to quit. I once again started dealing with all the old issues I had before I started my medical marijuana treatment. I couldn’t eat anything. After a week of this I had to be rushed to the ER due to complications of malnutrition. I gave the medical records from the hospital visit to my lawyer to show the judge hoping this would prove how necessary it is for me to take my medicine and he once again didn’t care.
Tomorrow is my drug test and I’m going to jail for a long time for doing absolutely nothing wrong or illegal in any way whatsoever and I will likely die in there since I cannot eat without my medicine.
Please get my story told so that change can be made. I’m sacrificing my freedom tomorrow in hope that there will be an outrage as to what these people are doing to me and then maybe this wont happen to anyone else.
Thank you for everything that you do.
God bless you. Sincerely,