Posts Tagged ‘Police’
First, the stellar examples of parenting that bring their kids to be used as human shields.
I believe when Saddam Hussein did this, they called it a war crime.
Then the random crazy guy starting fights amongst his own group because he doesn’t have a tent. Of course, the OWS crowd blames outsiders.
Apparently there is a 1% among the 99%, too. I guess there will always be haves and have-nots, even amongst hippies. And as for the girl saying that rape couldn’t happen there: lady, YOU were sexually assaulted and you’re saying it couldn’t happen?!? Holy batshite crazy.
Then there is the “you don’t have rights, only WE have rights” crowd.
Freedom of speech? Screw that: here’s some assault for ya’! So, who is oppressing whom here?
Then there is the ubiquitous assault on law enforcement…
That is, of course, “justified” by altering the true course of events to suit your needs.
You stay classy, OWS.
This is going to shock some of you, but I don’t just read the news that fits my outlook on life. I don’t just read the right sided view or the left sided view: I read several different sources. AS a result of this, I read this VERY interesting and, quite frankly, disturbing article at Salon:
This local ABC report out of southwest Missouri suggests a law enforcement response to the mass shooting in Arizona that has, until now, been conducted behind the scenes:
CHRISTIAN COUNTY, Mo. — A local blogger who was critical of Rep. Billy Long during last year’s congressional campaign has been interviewed by the FBI about his encounters with the congressman.
Clay Bowler, who lives in Christian County, says he was shocked to find an agent from the Federal Bureau of Investigation at his doorstep. Accompanying the agent was Greene County Sheriff Jim Arnott.
The agent asked Bowler if he was a threat to Long, a notion Bowler finds laughable.
Long, an auctioneer and former talk radio host, is a freshman member of the new Congress. The blog in question, Long is Wrong, is now behind a password wall. Though Long is a Republican, the blog apparently attacked him from the right. While Bowler apparently “confronted” Long at some campaign events, there’s no suggestion in the ABC article that he ever threatened the candidate.
The local sheriff casts some light on what may be going on here:
Arnott confirmed to KSPR News that Bowler isn’t the only local person who’s been scrutinized in the wake oflast weekend’s shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Gifford (D-AZ) during a meet-and-greet with constituents in Tucson, Ariz.
Arnott said U.S. Capitol police canvassed members of Congress to come up with a list of people across the country who might be considered potential threats to members of Congress.
Asked if there is some new initiative in place, a spokesperson at the FBI’s national office in Washington told me: ”We wouldn’t comment on anything like that.”
Asked if the sheriff’s comments were accurate, a spokesperson for the Capitol Police said: ”We don’t discuss anything that has to do with security of members of Congress. I’m not sure why anyone is talking about that.”
Clearly, if a threat is made against a member of Congress, the authorities are obliged to follow up. But if the line separating sustained political criticism from threats has not been crossed, willy-nilly visits by the FBI could have a real chilling effect on the democratic process.
The New York Times recently reported that “studies of assaults on public figures have found that attackers have almost never telegraphed their intentions to their targets or to the authorities ahead of time.”
Yeah, that is SO no bueno that that I cannot even begin to describe it. If the guy did make real, viable threats then okay, check him out. But from what I can see the evidence is more pointing toward a new politician trying to quell dissent using police muscle and that’s not cool. We not only have a right, but a responsibility to question the policies and practices of our elected officials if we feel that those policies and practices are counter to the best interests of the constituency or the country as a whole. Should we be making threats or plans for physical violence when we don’t like our elected officials? No. Although the Founding Fathers certainly kept that in mind when they wrote the Bill of Rights, I am pretty sure they didn’t want that to be option number 1 when a check mark in a ballot booth will do quite nicely. By the same token, do the police have a right to come and question you? Sure they can. And you can and should lawyer up every time because what you say can and WILL be used against you.
Don’t believe me? Well, let a defense attorney and a cop educate you….
I can tell you right now, you will get NO benefit from talking to the police. Get a lawyer and the police can talk to him/her. If they don’t have warrant, they don’t have a right to search your domicile. The old argument that “if you don’t have anything to hide, you shouldn’t mind us searching your stuff” is no argument at all. You need only demand your 4th Amendment Rights be respected and upheld.
Demand your 1st, 4th, and 5th Amendment Rights. Lawyering up doesn’t make you a criminal anymore than demanding your 2nd Amendment Rights makes you a murderer. I respect the police and I believe that they usually have people’s best interests at heart but they have a job to do and they get rated on how well they do their job by how many cases they close.
Oh, and here is more on the story at Politico.
Do yourself a favor and go read this story about an Australian cop that got sued because he pulled over a woman in a burqa who then claimed that he assaulted her and that the only reason that he pulled her over was racism. What she didn’t know was that his dash-cam was running the entire time and caught the exchange in toto. She got arrested for filing a false complaint and faces six months in jail. If that were the case alone it would be one thing, but her lawyer actually has the gall to say that his client was not, in fact, the woman that was pulled over and that there is no way to verify if she was because she was wearing a burqa.
Nice. Sharia creep in your back yard.
I read this story in the WaPo this morning and did a little on-line research. Sorry folks, but I’m throwing the BS flag on this one. Read on and I will explain afterwards…
WICHITA — Prosecutors today charged a decorated, double-amputee veteran with stalking and three counts of criminal use of weapons in an incident involving members of a controversial Topeka church.
Ryan J. Newell, 26, an Army veteran living in Marion, made his first appearance in Sedgwick County District Court through a video connection with the Sedgwick County Jail.
He also was charged with false impersonation of a law enforcement officer.
All the charges are misdemeanors.
His bond remains at $500,000.
Okay, here is my issue with this. His only real crime here is impersonating an police officer. Why, you might ask, do I say that? Well, he was following members of the Westboro Baptist Church. Is that a crime? I don’t think it should be because that is exactly the kind of shite that WBC does all of the time. If it is, indeed, the crime of stalking then every member of the WBC who has ever protested at a military funeral is just as guilty of stalking… in fact, more so. And the “intent to use” charge is absolute bullshit too. “Intent to use”? Really? So, this soldier who was trained to kill and had at his disposal an M-4, a .45, AND a .38 couldn’t have just committed an act of violence whenever he wanted to? He was waiting for something special? How the hell can they claim “intent” in this case when he didn’t do anything violent with the weapons? They were with him in the car… big deal. I have weapons in my car sometimes. It’s my right. You know, 2nd Amendment and all that? That doesn’t mean I have intent to go kill anybody. Maybe the police in Kansas have psychics that we don’t know about? And what the hell is up with the ATF getting involved? The Kansas State Police can’t handle one handicapped guy with a couple of guns?
As for “actions targeted at Westboro Baptist Church members and putting them in fear for their safety”, the Westboro Baptist Church purposefully engages in provocative activities that should be expected to have the potential to cause violence against their persons considering the duress under which their victims usually are. You don’t go around kicking dogs and not expect to eventually get bitten or, in this case, growled at. The only people that have put the Westboro Baptist Church in fear for their safety are the members of the Westboro Baptist Church themselves. And if they are that certain in their convictions regarding God, they shouldn’t be afraid of anything. After all, if they are so certain that they are right they shouldn’t fear death at all, so how could one handicapped vet put them at “fear for their safety”?
If the guy was actually concealing a weapon illegally, okay… you got him. If not? Well, congratulations Kansas police and ATF… you got to arrest a guy for following somebody in a car and you got to take away the only defense from a handicapped combat veteran. You took away one guy’s 2nd Amendment Rights when he hadn’t actively used guns in the commission of a crime to protect the 1st Amendment Rights of those who exercise theirs on a daily basis to terrorize the innocent, grieving families of those who died defending those rights. I hope you’re proud of yourselves.
Oddly enough, on the way home from dinner with TSO from TAH last night, BNG and I were just wondering how long it would be before somebody capped one of those a-holes. Apparently it will be a long long time if you can’t even possess a gun near them without getting arrested. Now, I don’t advocate violence toward them… but I certainly wouldn’t waste a tear if something horrible did happen to them. They deserve it in spades. And when Fred Phelps does eventually die there will be a road trip (we might charter a bus) out to Kansas to protest at his funeral. We’ll use the exact same signs with similar wording except instead of the words “soldiers” or “fags” it will say “Phelps.” I’ll bring the beer.
Jonn over at TAH has a post on this too with a slightly different,less hot-blooded take on it.
Now, I’m one of the first people to say that I just really don’t care what people do in their personal lives but rules are rules. That being said, I also want to add that I don’t agree with DADT, but again rules are rules. Now with THAT being said, I would like to say just how much I think the following story is an utter load of yellow journalism bullshite.
Jene Newsome played by the rules as an Air Force sergeant: She never told anyone in the military she was a lesbian. The 28-year-old’s honorable discharge under the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy came only after police officers in Rapid City, S.D., saw an Iowa marriage certificate in her home and told the nearby Ellsworth Air Force Base.
Okay, let’s start right friggin’ here. What are the criteria for being discharged under Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell? They’re simple: statement, act, marriage. If you say you’re gay (you know, the “tell” part), you’re out. If you get caught doing the warm and squishy with a member of your own gender, you’re out. If you get married to a member of your own sex, you’re out. Oh, and you can’t ask if someone is gay. It’s that simple. It really is taht freaking simple. So Was Jene Newsome “[playing] by the rules”? Nope, not a bit. She got married, she broke the rules.
Newsome and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a complaint against the western South Dakota police department, claiming the officers violated her privacy when they informed the military about her sexual orientation. The case also highlights concerns over the ability of third parties to “out” service members, especially as the Pentagon has started reviewing the 1993 “don’t ask, don’t tell” law.
“I played by ‘don’t ask, don’t tell,’” Newsome told The Associated Press by telephone.
No Jene, you didn’t and that’s why you’ve been discharged. The fact that the police made it known to the Air Force that you were married to another woman does not violate Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell… your marriage did that. So now you want to file suit because someone tattled on you for breaking the rules and you want people to think that your decision to break those rules is actually a violation of your privacy? Really? So if the police notified the Air Force that you were smoking pot (another UCMJ violation) would that be a violation of your privacy too, or would it just be informing the military that one of its members had gone off the reservation? What about deserters and AWOLs that get caught by police and turned over to the military? That’s simultaneously a sticky wicket and a slippery slope. If you think you’re getting away with this, think again.
You broke the rules, you got caught, suck it up.
The mayor of this South Carolina town is nuttier than squirrel turds.
Next on her agenda, no arresting criminals because it is the number one reason for the high cost of maintaining jails. What a friggin loon. If this woman was the mayor of my town I would go slap her in front of a bunch of cops and then run… I’m guessing the policy would last all of three minutes after that, if that.
H/T to Barstool Sports
NATIONAL CITY, Calif. — Police say a worker with the activist group ACORN who was caught on video giving advice about human smuggling to a couple posing as a pimp and a prostitute had reported the incident to authorities.
Seriously. I’m all for nailing people to the wall when they screw the pooch hard. It was pretty apparent that most of the ACORN workers caught in the sting operation by the pimp/ho/actors fall into that category. BUT, if one of the guys actually went to the police and the police have it on record that he did go to them and report the incident, then I say let the guy off the hook. I’m sure that there will be a number of former ACORN employees that got caught with their ethical pants down that will try to make the same claim, but for some reason I believe this guy may have actually been playing along just to get them out of his hair. Why that is, I don’t know but he just seems to me to be more above board than the others.
Pry this guy off the crucifix… let the others suffer on the crosses to which they’ve nailed themselves.
Sorry lady, there’s no law that says your pennies have to be rolled. Pennies are legal tender. That’s that. Dick move? Maybe, but let’s face it… how many times have you wanted to do this? How much do you hate tow trucks that jack your car every chance they get?
Yeah, I think he’s my new hero. They do drop the F-bomb once toward the end of the video so keep it down if you’re at work.
Have a nice day.
Here’s the deal, douchewad. Next time you feel the need to issue a citation for JAYWALKING to someone who saved a couple of lives, consider emptying a bottle of Tabasco sauce into your ass.
Family members said 58-year-old bus driver Jim Moffett and another man were helping two elderly women cross a busy Denver street in a snowstorm when he was hit Friday night.
Moffett suffered bleeding in the brain, broken bones, a dislocated shoulder and a possible ruptured spleen. He was in serious but stable condition Wednesday.
The Colorado State Patrol issued the citation. Trooper Ryan Sullivan said that despite Moffett’s intentions, jaywalking contributed to the accident.
Moffett had been driving his bus when the two women got off. In the interest of safety, he got out and, together with another passenger, helped the ladies cross.
CHICAGO – A 14-year-old aspiring police officer donned a uniform, walked into a Chicago police station and managed to get an assignment — patroling in a squad car for five hours before he was detected, police said Sunday.
The boy did not have a gun, never issued any tickets and didn’t drive the squad car, Deputy Superintendent Daniel Dugan said.
Assistant Superintendent James Jackson said the ruse was discovered only after the boy’s patrol with an actual officer ended Saturday. Officers noticed his uniform lacked a star that is part of the regulation uniform.
Like, who hasn’t been a little embarrassed when they found out that the person they spent the night with was 14?
Seriously though, this really is a big problem. I mean, if a 14 year old kid with the best of intentions can not only get into a police station un-challenged (or impotently challenged), but go on patrol with another cop for five hours before getting caught, just think of what a bad guy could accomplish with a lot of malice and a little effort. Are we really in a post 9/11 world, or did everybody just forget that ne’er do wells still stalk the decent folk?
Wait, it is Chicago. I suppose I shouldn’t have expected anything near due diligence. *blagocough* *blagocough*
Silly illegal immigrant… cops punch when you try to run.
I could watch this over and over and over again all day long. There are very few things on this earth better than watching an illegal immigrant get punched in the face as he tries to run away from the law. If I ever meet that police officer, I’m buying him a beer.
Thank you LiveLeak
This is Sergeant Ricky Timbrook. Sergeant Timbrook was killed in the line of duty by….this man, Edward Nathaniel Bell (a Jamaican national).
Edward Nathaniel Bell shot Sergeant Timbrook in the head because he feared he was about to be searched under suspicion of having and dealing this… which he did have along with one of these which was a violation of his parole (he had previous concealed weapons and violence charges).This is the Supreme Court of the United States which just heard and rejected Bell’s last ditch appeal for clemency (based on his claim that he had a hard childhood… boo hoo).This is what Bell will be getting instead of a hug and a life sentence.And if it exists, this is where I hope Bell spends the rest of time rotting.
Thanks to the good judgement of the SCOTUS, there will be one less peice of this in world.You can read more about the case here and here.
Thanks to the good judgement of the SCOTUS, there will be one less peice of this in world.You can read more about the case here and here.
By the way, Sgt. Timbrook’s partner (who found him that night) was a sniper and member of B Co, 3-116th Inf at the time.
Cross posted at the Liberty Zone. This really pisses me off.
A few years ago, Spc. Osvaldo Hernandez was convicted of possessing an unregistered pistol in New York and sent to Riker’s Island for a year. The gun had not been used to commit a crime, and according to Hernandez, and he kept the pistol with “youthful notions” of self-defense in his dangerous neighborhood. This is the way the New York Times describes the right to protect one’s life… a “youthful notion.” I suppose a more mature notion would be to surrender to anyone who wants to rob, rape or kill you without so much as a struggle, and wait for the police to investigate, right? But I digress…
Anyway, the kid pleaded guilty to a D felony, and even though he’d never been arrested before, was sent to prison. At Riker’s, Hernandez turned his life around. He made a decision to join the Army and became part of one of the most respected units in the military.
…Mr. Hernandez, 25, is Specialist Hernandez, a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division in Afghanistan.
His transformation from inmate to productive citizen would seem to be complete. His Army supervisors say he is reliable, honest and brave. Barring something unforeseen, he will be honorably discharged at the end of his 15-month combat tour this year and hopes to become a New York City police officer.
But there appears to be a problem.
…The New York Police Department is among the broad mainstream of departments that say a felony conviction is an absolute bar to police work, no matter his exemplary military record, even in a combat zone.
“Basically they told me, word for word, ‘You’re good enough for the Army, but you aren’t good enough to be a police officer,’” Specialist Hernandez said, describing an exchange with a police recruiter on the department’s recruitment hot line. “They said, ‘You need more moral stature to be a police officer.’”
How about this epitome of morality from the New York City Police Department who sexually abused at least two kids?
How about this bastion of moral stature who was indicted on charges that he murdered his fiancee?
But a kid whose only crime was possessing a tool of self defense in a city that prohibits him from holding his own life above the idiot regulations imposed on him by petty tyrants, who turned his life around in the US military, and by all accounts has been an exemplary Soldier, is not good enough for these losers.
Maybe if he goes out and rapes a couple of kids, he’ll have enough moral stature to join the ranks of the NYPD.
Added in retrospect…
I don’t agree with the NYT’s assessment of the Army as so desperate they’ll take felons just to make numbers. We have a hell of a lot of quality Soldiers in the military. Maybe they just saw something in this guy that confirmed he’d be a good, honorable Soldier.
And since when did the currency of the land become frozen turkey? Read on…
(AP) Sober drivers passing through a DUI checkpoint in Salinas will be getting the bird. Up to 300 turkeys will be given to drivers who successfully pass through the sobriety checkpoint Tuesday. The location for the DUI checkpoint isn’t being disclosed.
The Salinas Police Department and the Safe Teens Empowerment Project in Salinas are joining forces in the turkey giveaway.
Nice. You have to figure that those birds cost at least ten bucks a piece even after the bulk and police/charity discounts. So that’s about three grand to bribe people to do what they’re supposed to be doing anyway. How about this, the government bribes us and we won’t double park in D.C.? This is just about the dumbest thing I’ve heard of in a long time… besides Giuliani’s virtual fence, Hillary’s on again/off again licensing of illegals, and CIR.