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  1. #241
    Quote Originally Posted by kcchiefs6465 View Post
    Not to mention they are what, thirty years apart from each other? Kind of lends credence to my theory that it is a systemic problem, or that it is corrupt by its very nature. (those who want to be a position of control gravitating towards that job, for example) With all of these shootings and beatings and etc. you would imagine that someone would be publicly speaking out against it. If I were a good apple, so to speak, I definitely wouldn't want a bad apple to tarnish my reputation along with his. When you really think about it, which is more troubling, that there are so many instances of abuse, or that there are so few cops who come out publicly against it? I'm inclined to think the latter. Because after all, if the 'good apples' didn't tolerate the bad apples, there would be no more bad apples. Just something I've been thinking about lately.
    There are no "good" cops, since there would be no "bad" cops.

    We saw what happened to the most recent exemple...Dorner.

    That's what would have drove Frank Serpico mad, had he been so inclined.



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  3. #242
    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    There are no "good" cops, since there would be no "bad" cops.

    We saw what happened to the most recent exemple...Dorner.

    That's what would have drove Frank Serpico mad, had he been so inclined.
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    e-lec-tric waves of pain.
    For amber lamps and magistrates
    the aftermath of raids.
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    God shed a tear for thee
    The crowne is goode, blue brotherhood
    From sea to shining sea.

  4. #243
    NEW YORK — An FDNY medic was briefly arrested yesterday for allegedly shoving a cop from the back of an ambulance while a stricken woman was being treated inside, sources said.

    http://www.ems1.com/fire-ems/article...gets-arrested/

    Andrew Haley got into a beef with the transit officer when ambulances responded to the subway station at Fourth Avenue and Pacific Street in Boerum Hill at around 8:30 a.m. to aid a 59-year-old woman with chest pains.

    Haley was about to give her an electrocardiogram when the unidentified cop asked her for information.

    Haley then told the officer to leave and to shut the ambulance door because the unidentified woman's breasts would be exposed during the procedure, the sources said.

    When the cop refused, Haley allegedly shoved him and the two got into an argument, with the cop shouting, "Get your hands off me!" and each calling for a supervisor, the sources said.

    Cops cuffed Haley and he was taken to Transit District Precinct 32 nearby, while other EMS workers brought the woman to the hospital.

    "The EMT was arrested for obstructing governmental administration. That arrest was voided," Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said later yesterday.

    "Some dispute arose inside the ambulance, the EMT wanted the police officer to leave. The police officer didn't want to leave. So that is the nature of the dispute."

    Haley, who has been commended by the department for his lifesaving heroics at least twice, was led out of the station house at about 1 p.m. by an FDNY captain. He could not be reached for comment.
    Last edited by Anti Federalist; 04-02-2013 at 06:08 PM.

  5. #244
    New York (CNN) -- A veteran New York policeman, jailed since October after being accused of involvement with drug dealers, is now charged with plotting to kill a witness who was to testify against him.

    Officer Jose Ramos, from the NYPD's 40th Precinct in the Bronx, was charged Thursday along with his wife, Wanda Abreu, who is accused of using Ramos' pension money to pay off a hit man. The district attorney's office did not identify the hit man or the witness.


    "Ramos once said, without him (the witness), there is no case. And so they began conspiring to have that witness killed," Omer Wiczyk, assistant Bronx district attorney, testified in court. "He said explicitly: Go ahead, do it; but do it right away."

    Both Ramos and Abreu pleaded not guilty.

    "We're very shocked and my client denies all these charges, and we're going to fight them," Dawn Florio, Ramos' defense attorney, said Thursday.

    The Bronx district attorney's office said in a news release that the couple attempted to arrange the killing "through face-to-face meetings and telephone calls, some of which were recorded at a detention facility on Rikers Island, where Ramos is awaiting trial."

    Court papers say the conversations took place between September and May.

    Ramos and Abreu were charged with three counts of conspiracy in the second degree, and one of criminal solicitation in the second degree. If convicted of conspiracy, the most serious of the charges, they could be sentenced to up to 25 years in prison, officials said.

    Ramos already faced numerous charges of attempted robbery, attempted grand larceny, transportation of what he believed to be drugs to drug dealers and revealing the identity of a confidential source. Those actions are alleged to have occurred from March to November 2009.


    He was investigated after an anonymous tip to police.

    Prosecutors say they also stumbled upon an alleged ticket-fixing scandal over the course of the investigation of Ramos, and officials have since accused 16 other police officers of getting rid of tickets for friends or family.

    The ticket-fixing charges are unrelated to Ramos.

    Bail for Ramos from the charges filed against him in October remains at $500,000 cash.
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  6. #245
    New York (CNN) -- A veteran New York police officer accused of equipping a robbery crew with state-of-the art police equipment and helping them loot drug dealers out of $1 million pleaded not guilty in federal court Thursday.

    Jose Tejada, 45, also is accused of allowing the robbery crew to use his Manhattan apartment for their enterprise.

    In court documents filed Wednesday, federal prosecutors said the crew posed as police officers and used fake warrants to arrest drug traffickers.

    The crew then robbed those it arrested of their money and their stashes of marijuana, heroin, ecstasy and cocaine, authorities said.

    In all, the group -- comprising Tejada and at least 21 others -- is responsible for more than 100 armed robberies throughout New York City since 2001, according to officials.

    The New York Police Department officer, arrested Wednesday, faces multiple counts of robbery, drug dealing and weapons charges.

    A U.S. magistrate on Thursday ordered Tejada to remain in custody.

    Prosecutors said they had "overwhelming evidence" and argued the man presented a continuing danger to the community.

    But the officer's court-appointed attorney, Zachary Margulis-Ohnuma, said his client was not a flight risk and had remained on the force while on modified duty.

    "If there was a danger, what's been going on the last four years?" Margulis-Ohnuma asked, referring to the length of the investigation.

    Margulis-Ohnuma said that Tejada "adamantly denies" the charges and said they will be "vehemently challenging them."

    It is unclear what made police begin to investigate Tejada, who started with the department in 1996.

    In 2006 and 2007, Tejada participated in three robberies, prosecutors say, stealing thousands of dollars while dressed in his police uniform. In one of the cases, the crew stormed a Bronx home searching for cocaine.

    "The crew mistakenly believed the residents to be drug dealers," court documents said. "In fact, the residents were a family of three, including a teenager, who had no involvement in drug dealing."

    The crew did not find drugs but searched the home while Tejada held the family at gunpoint, prosecutors allege. Once they left, the family called 911.


    Tejada, a father of two, faces a minimum of 17 years in prison if convicted. His wife cried throughout the court proceedings Thursday and left without speaking to reporters.

    Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Thursday, "Obviously it's sad and disappointing any time a police officer is arrested, but this officer has been on modified duty for three years, so this investigation has taken a long time to come to fruition, and it's still not over. ... the officer has been arrested, suspended, and we'll see what the outcome of the trial is."
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  7. #246
    http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/201...investigation/

    Oakland PD shoots innocent teen in the face (bullet grazes jaw)

    Thank God the cop was incompetent, looks like he fired from point blank range by how they described it.
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  8. #247
    http://www.wsbt.com/news/sbt-family-...,6181134.story

    SOUTH BEND — A local family has filed a lawsuit against the city and the South Bend Police Department accusing officers of entering their home without a warrant and tasing and punching a 17-year-old boy in the home while he slept.
    [...]
    According to a January WSBT report, Hurley suspended Mentz for one day and Knepper for two days after an internal investigation into a prank at a 7-Eleven store last summer.

    A clerk at the store on Miami Street, who said he has a learning disability, accused the officers of challenging him to eat a teaspoon of cinnamon and then 10 saltine crackers in a minute. Doing so caused him to throw up for hours, he said.
    Based on the idea of natural rights, government secures those rights to the individual by strictly negative intervention, making justice costless and easy of access; and beyond that it does not go. The State, on the other hand, both in its genesis and by its primary intention, is purely anti-social. It is not based on the idea of natural rights, but on the idea that the individual has no rights except those that the State may provisionally grant him. It has always made justice costly and difficult of access, and has invariably held itself above justice and common morality whenever it could advantage itself by so doing.
    --Albert J. Nock

  9. #248
    http://www.oxfordpress.com/news/news...-750000/nW7kD/

    CINCINNATI —The city of Oxford paid a former Miami University student’s family $750,000 after they settled the case involving a 2008 Taser incident.

    The city and officers who tased Mary and Charles Piskura’s son settled the case March 6.

    The city’s insurance company will pay the $750,000 settlement, City Manager Doug Elliott said.

    “Our insurance pays for that,” he said. “We had a deductible early on and that was $5,000.”

    In April 2008, 24-year-old Kevin Piskura was tased outside Brick Street Bar at around 2 a.m., while police were trying to break up a fight. Piskura, of Chicago, went into cardiac arrest at the scene and died five days later at University Hospital in Cincinnati.
    [...]
    Another federal judge last week refused to dismiss a Taser case against the city of Mason and two officers who tased Douglas Boucher at a Speedway in December 2009. The coroner ruled Boucher died from a skull fracture when he fell face first on the pavement. However, Dr. James Swineheart, who performed the autopsy, said he couldn’t rule out “Taser-induced heart failure.”
    Based on the idea of natural rights, government secures those rights to the individual by strictly negative intervention, making justice costless and easy of access; and beyond that it does not go. The State, on the other hand, both in its genesis and by its primary intention, is purely anti-social. It is not based on the idea of natural rights, but on the idea that the individual has no rights except those that the State may provisionally grant him. It has always made justice costly and difficult of access, and has invariably held itself above justice and common morality whenever it could advantage itself by so doing.
    --Albert J. Nock



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  11. #249
    http://www.kvue.com/news/Officer-no-...201133041.html

    AUSTIN -- An Austin police officer accused of being too rough while arresting a woman back in January 2012 are cleared of any wrongdoing.

    Antonio Beuhler took pictures of the arrest from across the street. He was eventually arrested for getting into a heated face-to-face verbal exchange with Officer Patrick Oborski.

    A Travis County grand jury decided not to issue any felony indictments against Officer Oborski. However, the woman could face up to a year in jail for resisting arrest.

    Buehler was indicted for failure to obey a lawful order, punishable by up to a $500 fine.
    Based on the idea of natural rights, government secures those rights to the individual by strictly negative intervention, making justice costless and easy of access; and beyond that it does not go. The State, on the other hand, both in its genesis and by its primary intention, is purely anti-social. It is not based on the idea of natural rights, but on the idea that the individual has no rights except those that the State may provisionally grant him. It has always made justice costly and difficult of access, and has invariably held itself above justice and common morality whenever it could advantage itself by so doing.
    --Albert J. Nock

  12. #250
    http://citizensvoice.com/news/w-b-co...ment-1.1467019

    A Wilkes-Barre police officer under investigation for allegedly using excessive force during an arrest was cited Tuesday for harassment in an unrelated case.

    A citation filed in court charges Ken Jones, 36, with a single count of harassment, a summary offense carrying a fine of $250.50, including court charges.

    The citation alleges that Jones "did strike the victim in the back of the head, which caused the victim to be alarmed and or harassed."

    The document identifies the victim as Jones' father-in-law, Thomas Cusick, 59, of 97 Green St., Edwardsville. Cusick was also cited with harassment in connection with the altercation that occurred about 10:40 p.m. March 23 at Jones' home, according to police.

    Details of the incident were not available. Cusick and Jones did not immediately return messages seeking comment Tuesday afternoon.

    City spokesman Drew McLaughlin said the incident took place when Jones, a patrolman, was off duty. Jones is on administrative leave with an undetermined return date, he said.

    Jones was suspended with pay earlier this year amid a state police investigation into what city officials at the time deemed an "alleged excessive force incident."
    Based on the idea of natural rights, government secures those rights to the individual by strictly negative intervention, making justice costless and easy of access; and beyond that it does not go. The State, on the other hand, both in its genesis and by its primary intention, is purely anti-social. It is not based on the idea of natural rights, but on the idea that the individual has no rights except those that the State may provisionally grant him. It has always made justice costly and difficult of access, and has invariably held itself above justice and common morality whenever it could advantage itself by so doing.
    --Albert J. Nock

  13. #251
    - The citation alleges that Jones "did strike the victim in the back of the head, which caused the victim to be alarmed and or harassed." -

    Huh. Well, I guess some people are funny that way. I was a victim of an incident years back where I also got struck in the head by unwarranted excessive force several times and from what I remember before blacking out, it did in fact seem "alarming" to me. Poor cop even has to pay the court charges on top of the fine while he's been sitting around on paid leave......
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  14. #252
    Does a cop burning down his own house with his wife and step daughter in it count as police abuse?

    http://www.fox23.com/news/local/stor...MMoEU_3Bw.cspx

    A Gore reserve office has been arrested for intentionally setting his house on fire while his family was inside.

    Court papers show Charles Shamblin brought a gas can to his Webbers Falls home on Sunday and told his wife and step-daughter he was going to burn the house down.

    Shamblin has been suspended from the department pending an investigation. His wife and stepdaughter have filed for protective orders.

    He faces one felony arson count.
    One felony arson count? Prosecutors love piling on the charges, unless it's a cop.
    Based on the idea of natural rights, government secures those rights to the individual by strictly negative intervention, making justice costless and easy of access; and beyond that it does not go. The State, on the other hand, both in its genesis and by its primary intention, is purely anti-social. It is not based on the idea of natural rights, but on the idea that the individual has no rights except those that the State may provisionally grant him. It has always made justice costly and difficult of access, and has invariably held itself above justice and common morality whenever it could advantage itself by so doing.
    --Albert J. Nock

  15. #253
    Come on now, you never know. I bet the prosecution was considering charging him with a whole slew of charges including taunting and various municipal code violations including improper use of a gas can but felt the arson count would be sufficient.
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  16. #254
    National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 04-04-13

    April 5, 2013 @ 1:12 PM by Tim Lynch











    Here are the 8 reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, April 4, 2013:
    ■Wichita, Kansas: A woman who was sexually attacked by a police officer filed suit, and the city settled for $89,000. The officer pleaded guilty a year ago to sexual battery in the case. The civil suit against the officer alleges that he handcuffed and sexually attacked the woman, whose screams were so loud that he released her, allowing her to run into her home. ow.ly/jL0Ld
    ■South Bend, Indiana: A family has filed a lawsuit against the city and the police department accusing officers of entering their home without a warrant, and tasing and punching a 17-year-old boy in the home while he slept.
    ■Kalkaska, Michigan: An officer was sentenced to 5 days in jail, 4 months probation and more than $600 in fines after pleading no contest to assault and battery charges. He assaulted his neighbor. ow.ly/jKuvg
    ■Oxford, Ohio: The city paid $750,000 to a family whose son was tased and killed by officers to settle the lawsuit they filed. The 24-year-old was tased outside of a bar and went into cardiac arrest. The lawsuit’s allegations said that the officers used excessive force and the city failed to adequately train, supervise, and control its employees. ow.ly/jKbvh
    ■Champaign, Illinois: An officer, who fired his gun in a residential neighborhood, killing a dog, and sending a round through a nearby apartment, has been suspended for one day without pay. The teenage owner of the dog that was shot was there as he fired seven shots. ow.ly/jK7YI
    ■New York, New York: An off-duty police officer has been arrested on charges related to armed robbery and narcotics trafficking. ow.ly/jK6uX
    ■Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania: A sheriff’s deputy who just completed her training was arrested when undercover officers spotted her and a companion using heroin in a vehicle parked in a store lot. “Obviously, we are very disappointed,” said the county sheriff. ow.ly/jK387
    ■Seattle, Washington: A police officer was charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly hitting a handcuffed man being detained by other officers. ow.ly/jJXVQ

  17. #255
    National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 04-03-13

    April 4, 2013 @ 12:06 PM by Tim Lynch











    Here are the 8 reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, April 3, 2013:
    ■Hazlet, New Jersey: An officer in training was charged with driving while intoxicated after a car accident. He allegedly struck three cars parked in a driveway. ow.ly/jIvMi
    ■Lorain, Ohio: An officer was suspended without pay for two, 12-hour shifts this year in connection with an incident involving a DUI accident. He refused to take a field sobriety test at the scene, and was cited for failure to control and driving under the influence. ow.ly/jI3wV
    ■Springfield, Illinois: A woman eight months pregnant was tased by police after she reported a car accident in a parking lot. The incident was captured on cell phone video. ow.ly/jI0WL
    ■Update: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (First reported 02-08-13): An officer under investigation for allegedly using excessive force during an arrest has now also been cited for harassment in an unrelated case. ow.ly/jHW9m
    ■New York, New York: Officer pepper-sprayed three little children, including 2-year- and 5-year-old babies, because they thought the kids’ mom jumped a subway fare, the family has said in court. “The aggressiveness of the officers’ demeanors had upset the four-year-old daughter, and her mother bent down to console her and tell her, ‘everything will be OK,” the complaint states. But then, the officers pepper-sprayed her. ow.ly/jHIwc
    ■Waikiki, Hawaii: An officer was arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant, and has been placed on restricted duty in the police department’s specialized services division. ow.ly/jGein
    ■Louisville, Kentucky: A grand jury indicted an officer on charges of wanton endangerment, official misconduct, and driving while under the influence. The officer admitted that he had been drinking and initially lied to police officers when he claimed he wasn’t driving the car. ow.ly/jGdOc
    ■Update: McAllen, Texas (First reported 03-07-13): A seventh former deputy of a sheriff’s department appeared in court on drug conspiracy charges in a federal investigation. He is the latest member of the department who prosecutors say helped steal or protect drugs to be resold by a trafficker. ow.ly/jHUl0

  18. #256
    Man dies after being Tasered by police in Los Angeles

    By City News Service, on April 5, 2013, at 11:20 am

    http://www.ebby.com/property/1881343...RLAND-TX-75044

    A man died today at a hospital after being Tasered by Los Angeles police, authorities said.

    The man died at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center about 1 a.m., coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter said.

    His name was withheld pending notification of family.

    According to the preliminary investigation, police went to the 400 block of North Vermont Avenue about 11:20 p.m.

    Thursday on a report of a traffic crash possibly involving a drunken driver, Los Angeles police Officer Tenesha Dobine of the Media Relations office said.

    The man “became combative,” and the officers used a Taser on him, Dobine said.

    He was taken into custody and was transported for hospital treatment, Dobine said.



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  20. #257
    Railroaded For His Property
    http://classicalvalues.com/2013/04/r...-his-property/

    A while back I posted a video of Heart Surgeon Dr. David Allen discussing the value of cannabis for heart health.

    What I didn’t know at the time was that the State of Mississippi tried to railroad him on marijuana charges in order to steal his property.

    Dr. David Allen is a cardiovascular surgeon who had spent his entire career saving the lives of people in his community. He’s hardly the man you would expect to be framed by a corrupt narcotics squad and rogue sheriff, but that is exactly what happened in this story.
    And then this:

    In October 2008 he began work in the Sacramento area at various clinics. In early 2009, he decided to open a legal medicinal marijuana clinic. He was well received by the community and his new practice flourished. That was until the Narcotics Task Force of Jackson County Mississippi headed by Lt. Curtis Spiers descended.

    In what can only be described as a “setup raid” on February 19th 2009, the Task Force claimed they had seized marijuana and hashish. As proof they presented doctored photos from the internet, and claimed they had evidence against the former heart surgeon.
    Followed by this:

    The charges where one of each, for cultivation, possession of marijuana, as well as a charge for sale of hashish. The motive behind the cover-up, Dr. Allen’s 40-acre estate which he owned in Escatawpa, known by locals as the Blue Hole because of a large body of water which is located on the property.

    The agents indicted Dr. Allen while he was in California on the trumped up charges, and extradited him in a passenger van for a week across state lines. The officers transporting him were not officers at all, but instead a private security firm with contracts to transport the accused.

    Cruel and unusual punishment was perpetrated while the transport was happening. They refused to allow timely bathroom breaks, water breaks, or even the human decency to roll down a window for air. The transport agents’ verbal assaults became a normality along the way.

    The combination of false accusations and the torture endured on the trip to a Mississippi jail, was almost too much for this accomplished surgeon.

    Dr. Allen stated in a media interview in February 2012 by Eapen Thampyhe with www.forfeiturereform.com:

    “I was in a coma for three days. I really wanted to kill myself, only through the grace of God did I make it through that.”
    Here is what they were really after:

    In December, Circuit Court Judge Kathy King Jackson signed an order allowing Dr. Allen to keep his property at the 13000 block of Miss. 613, that had been seized during the investigation.
    Read the whole thing. And also read this.
    Based on the idea of natural rights, government secures those rights to the individual by strictly negative intervention, making justice costless and easy of access; and beyond that it does not go. The State, on the other hand, both in its genesis and by its primary intention, is purely anti-social. It is not based on the idea of natural rights, but on the idea that the individual has no rights except those that the State may provisionally grant him. It has always made justice costly and difficult of access, and has invariably held itself above justice and common morality whenever it could advantage itself by so doing.
    --Albert J. Nock

  21. #258
    Man Gets Knocked Out By Police For Trying to See His Dead Family Member




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  22. #259
    St. Petersburg police shoot man they say threatened with scissors

    http://www.tampabay.com/news/publics...icidal/2108146

    10 March 2013

    ST. PETERSBURG — Police shot and killed a man Sunday evening they say was suicidal and threatening two officers with a pair of scissors.

    The man, identified by police as Arthur Dixon, 43, of 5411 Fourth Ave. N was shot in the upper torso. He was transported as a trauma alert patient to Bayfront Medical Center, where he later died.

    His mother, who was temporarily staying at his house, called authorities about 6:10 p.m. to say Dixon had doused himself with gasoline and was threatening to set himself afire.

    A neighbor, Ray Wuest, saw firefighters arrive and went to help. He said he has known Dixon more than a decade and — unlike firefighters at the scene — was not intimidated by a pit bull named Chico in the window.

    Wuest said he went inside to try to talk to Dixon.

    Dixon sat at the kitchen table, he said, with gas spilled all around and on him, smoking a cigarette.

    Wuest said he took the cigarette, then went outside to ask firefighters whether they had something to mop up the gas. He said he went back in to clean it up. After he did, the police arrived and insisted he leave.

    St. Petersburg police spokesman Mike Puetz said officers negotiated for more than an hour with Dixon. But he was "belligerent and threatening," a police statement said.

    About 7:30 p.m., Dixon ran out the back of the house where Officers Devin Jones and Curtis Wright were stationed.

    Dixon held a pair of scissors and raised them in a threatening manner as he approached the officers, Puetz said.

    The two officers drew their guns and warned him several times to stop, Puetz said, and retreated backward. Still, Dixon kept approaching.

    Both officers fired. Puetz said he did not know how many shots were fired. Dixon was struck in the upper torso and fell.

    "Scissors are a deadly weapon," Puetz said. "They can cause great harm. They can be just as dangerous as a knife."

    Both officers are on administrative leave while the shooting is investigated.

    Wuest said Dixon is a former landscaper who suffered a brain injury some time ago and became disabled. He has two children, one in college and one in high school, Wuest said, who do not live with him.

    Ray Wuest and his wife, Mary Wuest, said they could have ended it all peacefully if only given the chance.

    "If they would have left us alone with him, we could have gotten him out of the house," Mary Wuest said.

    State records show that Dixon was convicted in 2011 of robbery with a weapon and resisting an officer with violence.

    He was released from state prison Feb. 17.

  23. #260
    Oh, this is lovely...


  24. #261

  25. #262
    Cops raid wrong home, kill 61 year old man.

    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...1-Year-Old-Man

  26. #263
    Quote Originally Posted by Natural Citizen View Post
    Oh, this is lovely...

    The still scene on the video makes me keep thinking this will float in before long...


  27. #264
    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    The still scene on the video makes me keep thinking this will float in before long...

    It's alright. It's just a drone.

    They get enough difference. What the difference when "Followed proper procedure" can even be further mitigated to "mechanical failure?"
    Last edited by phill4paul; 04-24-2013 at 05:19 PM.



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  29. #265
    Quote Originally Posted by phill4paul View Post
    It's alright. It's just a drone.
    Cop hater.
    Last edited by Anti Federalist; 04-24-2013 at 05:19 PM.

  30. #266
    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    Cop hater.
    Guilty. Truthfully. I hate rackets. Cops ARE a racket. They are just a socially accepted racket. Just like war. It's a socially accepted racket. Just ask Smedley.

  31. #267
    Quote Originally Posted by phill4paul View Post
    Guilty. Truthfully. I hate rackets. Cops ARE a racket. They are just a socially accepted racket. Just like war. It's a socially accepted racket. Just ask Smedley.
    That there is some terrorist talk.

    Enemy of liberty...

  32. #268
    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    That there is some terrorist talk.

    Enemy of liberty...
    Guilty as charged yet again. Because I feel, increasingly, that "liberty" has been redefined on these forums. I liked Ron Paul's definition. Very few of the posters these days seem to remember that guy.

  33. #269
    Routine trip to the hospital results in baby taken by CPS

    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...y-taken-by-CPS
    Last edited by Anti Federalist; 04-29-2013 at 11:26 PM.

  34. #270
    Man Charged With Obstruction Of Police for not rolling his window down all the way

    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...wn-all-the-way
    Last edited by Anti Federalist; 04-30-2013 at 09:36 PM.

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