Archive for the 'Police' Category

Sheriff Matt Clifford is Running a Carnival in Idaho

BY Herschel Smith
1 week, 6 days ago

Here is his blog. It isn’t really a blog. He has no email address and you can’t leave comments. And he is a liar. After his deputies acted the fool with the poor old man, his words ring hollow because he defends his department. He is a putz.

As I’ve long told you, a man who has no email address so you can reach him for feedback is a coward.

A better idea would have been to strip all deputies involved in this naked, flog them in the town square, and then fire them. And then ask that his deputies do that to him.

The London Police in all Their Glory

BY Herschel Smith
1 month ago

This is what happens when you don’t know what you’re doing around animals and you’re a scared punk. Note: most American cops don’t know what they’re doing around animals either.

It might be a much better idea to run over some jihadi rapists in England.

Sturgeon, Missouri Cop Kills Small Blind and Deaf Dog

BY Herschel Smith
1 month, 3 weeks ago

The Civil Rights Lawyer is covering this. It’s on Twitter (X) too (h/t Wisco). Here is the full video below.

Who called the police?

Who … called … the … police?

After holding the cop accountable for animal cruelty, the person who called the police should be run out of town.

When will Americans return to the notion of self-policing again?  You know, family, church, community. When you turn to the state for policing, the state knows nothing except the use of force. That’s the only tool in its tool belt.

On top of that, most police are less than average intelligence, less than average motivation, and are not usually regarded as thinking men.

In this case, the cop was lazy, having run out of patience for catching the dog. I didn’t get to see a side profile of the cop, but my guess is that he’s overweight and got tired of walking around. Someone prove me wrong.

Additionally, he lied both to his superiors and to the man who questioned him. The dog wasn’t a threat at all. It was a 10-pound lap dog who was deaf and blind. That was my immediate reaction when I saw the video and would have guessed that without having been told. Because I am a thinking man. Either that, or the dog was elderly and suffering from age-related issues. Either way, that doesn’t warrant a death sentence.

So the cop was [probably] fat, very lazy, had no emotional sympathy for the owner of the dog (and so he is likely a sociopath), is a liar, and is below average intelligence and motivation.

I would have walked over and picked the dog up. Because I am a thinking man and know that the dog wasn’t suffering from rabies. If the dog had been injured, the cop wasn’t in a legal position to know or do anything about it. Only a veterinarian is legally allowed to put dogs down.

Folks, this describes most cops in America today. America didn’t see it before the age of body-cams, but people see it today. God bless body-cams. The camera doesn’t lie.

Do not ever involve the police. You and your beasts are never in more danger than when the police are around. There is no situation so bad that it cannot be made worse by the presence of the police.

Stay away from the police. Do not get near them. Your life is in danger if you do. They are usually trigger-happy fools. Get away from them as quickly as you can.

Do not involve the police in your life. Ever.

Tennessee Judges Declare Warrantless Searches on Private Land Unconstitutional

BY Herschel Smith
2 months ago

Outdoor Life.

A recent court ruling in Tennessee restricts some of the powers that the state’s game wardens have traditionally held when policing hunters and anglers on private land. According to that ruling, which was handed down by a Court of Appeals on Thursday, wildlife officers can no longer enter private property to monitor, look for, or otherwise investigate wildlife crimes without a warrant.

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These powers are summarized in a Tennessee law that allows officers with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency “to go upon any property, outside of buildings, posted or otherwise” in order to enforce wildlife laws.

In its unanimous decision, a panel of three judges determined that the state’s game wardens were taking these powers too far, and that the current statute allowing for warrantless searches on posted private property is unconstitutional as applied by TWRA. The judges even drew comparisons between TWRA’s past actions and the tyrannies colonial Americans were subjected to under British rule.

“The TWRA searches, which it claims are reasonable, bear a marked resemblance to the arbitrary discretionary entries of customs officials more than two centuries ago in colonial Boston,” the judges wrote in their decision. “The TWRA’s contention is a disturbing assertion of power on behalf of the government that stands contrary to the foundations of the search protections against arbitrary governmental intrusions in the American legal tradition, generally, and in Tennessee, specifically.”

The decision stems from a lawsuit filed in Benton County Circuit Court by two Tennessee landowners, Terry Rainwaters and Hunter Hollingsworth …

The defense cites the so-called open fields doctrine, of course.

In defending the agency’s actions, attorneys representing TWRA argued that because so much hunting takes place on private land in Tennessee, officers would be unable to protect the state’s wildlife resources if they couldn’t patrol these lands. They also cited the “Open Fields Doctrine,” a federal precedent set during the Prohibition era …

That’s a great point. The open fields doctrine which comes from Hester v. The U.S., where it was held that these intrusions don’t violate the fourth or fifth amendments.

1. In a prosecution for concealing spirits, admission of testimony of revenue officers as to finding moonshine whiskey in a broken jug and other vessels near the house where the defendant resided and as to suspicious occurrences in that vicinity at the time of their visit, held not violative of the Fourth or Fifth Amendments, even though the witnesses held no warrant and were trespassers on the land, the matters attested being merely acts and disclosures of defendant and his associates outside the house. P. 265 U. S. 58.

2. The protection accorded by the Fourth Amendment to the people in their “persons, houses, papers, and effects,” does not extend to open fields.


This case occurred in the western district of South Carolina.

Isn’t that special? The revenuers wanted to collect money from untaxed liquor, so the Supreme Court held that they can go on a man’s private property.

That is now used as a pretext for game officers invading a man’s property and installing cameras, walking around, or doing essentially whatever they want to.

The main point here isn’t what’s happening to game on the land. The main point is that these powers have been given to game officers and tax collectors. The main question is this: do you want game officers with that much freedom and control over you or anyone else? If so, perhaps we should grant police the power to ignore the constitution in all other cases. After all, what’s the difference between untaxed liquor and game animals and any other thing? Just apply the open fields doctrine to everything, everywhere.

Because money. It belongs to the king. And only the king’s men can hunt the royal forests – or those who pay him. All lands are the royal forests.

Except now in Tennessee, apparently.


More Shoot Houses and CQB: That’ll Do the Trick!

BY Herschel Smith
2 months, 2 weeks ago


To face a better-armed populace, U.S. Marshals agents have upgraded their tactics and training, Silverman said. That includes building more “shoot houses,” simulated homes and businesses where agents learn to subdue and apprehend suspects in close quarters, and more tactical training officers – elite, highly trained officers – joining groups serving warrants.


More shoot houses and training in CQB.

It’s like a heroin addict who thinks that the solution to withdrawal is to inject more poison into his blood.

I have a better idea. Teach them to think. Like position a camera near enough to the house to know when the perp leaves to go get gas or go to the grocery store, and jump him when he gets out of the car.

Or even this idea: the average IQ of cops is just slightly above average in the U.S. That average includes everyone, if you get my drift.

Hire smarter people.

And just stop doing raids. Just say no.

Four LEOs Killed in Charlotte

BY Herschel Smith
2 months, 2 weeks ago


After a shooting in Charlotte killed four law enforcement officers and injured four of their colleagues, President Joe Biden called on Congress to pass tougher gun regulations. “We must do more to protect our law enforcement officers,” Biden said in a statement that came late Monday night. “ He first called for more funding directed to law enforcement. Then, he narrowed his focus in on guns.

“Leaders in Congress need to step up so that we ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, require safe storage of guns, and pass universal background checks and a national red flag law,” Biden said. “Enough is enough.” An AR-15 and an .40 caliber handgun were both found following the shooting, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Johnny Jennings, during a news conference Tuesday.


None of which would have had the slightest affect on the incident. Not a single bit.

Why? Because they were felons in possession of firearms. That was the reason for the raid to begin with.

Here’s a much better idea. Stop police raids. Just stop them. Don’t do them any more.

Sit and wait for them to leave the home, and then arrest them after a traffic stop.

Stop police raids. Nothing good ever comes from them. Innocent people get killed, guilty people get killed, LEOs get killed. Someone always gets killed.

This is not supposed to be MOUT in Iraq and LEOs are not supposed to be assaulters.

Our founders tried to make sure of that.

A republic – if you can keep it.

Another 0600 ATF Raid

BY Herschel Smith
3 months, 4 weeks ago

Pat speaks wisdom.

If the ATF (or any other LEOs) raid homes at 0600 hours, they deserve everything they get.

Disband the ATF.

And since I haven’t mentioned it in a few days, “you’re never in more danger than when the police are around, and there is no situation so bad or desperate that it cannot be made worse by the presence of the police.”

Uvalde Police Arrest Complainers About Their Dead Children

BY Herschel Smith
4 months, 2 weeks ago

Pure trash.

A wise man once told me that organizations take on the personality of their managers. Or another way of saying it may be that these people seek each other out. Or another way of saying it in a more pedestrian fashion may be that “Birds of a feather flock together.” Unless DEI has affected them.

They think this way because their chief of police thinks this way. The chief of police thinks this way because the city management thinks this way. They are all the same.

They don’t care. To them, they own your children – you don’t. They don’t function in loco parentis, at least as they see it. By preventing fathers from rescuing and saving their own children, they were merely controlling their own assets and property.

Get your children out of public schools. I know. There are some good ones, they say. Listen to me on this. All of your teachers have been trained by Marxists and controllers. All of them. Even if they don’t make a scene of it, that’s coming through whether you know it or not.

And remember. There is never a situation so bad or desperate that it cannot be made worse by the presence of the police.

h/t Wisco.

The Only Ones

BY Herschel Smith
5 months ago

So here is the scoop.  A police officer, specifically a deputy, heard an acorn drop on the roof of his car, and dumped two magazines into his own patrol car.

He is an army veteran of ten years, attended West Point, and then was an officer in Special Forces. He has never seen combat, and I guess that hasn’t change unless you count acorns.

I wonder why he never saw combat?  He says it was because he was an officer, but I doubt that because officers are still in combat they just don’t receive combat awards for it like the enlisted do (above a certain rank).

Anyway, here is the full report.  Remember folks, they are “the only ones” who can safely handle weapons, serve the community in life or death situations, and protect men and women from harm.

And in reality as we’ve observed so many times before, you’re never in more danger than when the police are around, and no situation is so bad or desperate that it cannot be made worse by the presence of the police.

You are your own best defense. As always.

Via Wisco.

Ohio police used flash-bangs during raid of home with toddler on a ventilator inside, body camera footage shows

BY Herschel Smith
5 months, 3 weeks ago


Police in Elyria, Ohio, deployed exploding flash-bangs while raiding a home last week while a toddler on a ventilator was inside, newly released body-worn camera footage shows, and the mother says her child was harmed during the incident.

Yeah, I’ll bet.

Footage from eight officers’ body-worn cameras was released Tuesday by Elyria Mayor Kevin Brubaker’s office, which has requested an outside investigation into the January 10 incident and how the search warrant for the home was obtained.

Police believed stolen guns were also taken to the residence where the toddler and mother were staying, and the officers were searching for the weapons, the report said.

Later that day, officers entered the home with guns, a battering ram and flash bangs, according to bodycam footage.

“It was very fast-paced,” the mother, Courtney Price, told CNN on Wednesday. “I didn’t have time to process anything.”

Price was alone with her son when she first heard a knock at the door, and she thought it was her uncle, she said. But as she approached the door, she could see police officers through the glass.

“All I seen was lights flashing and smoke coming into the house,” Price told CNN affiliate WOIO.

Redia Jennings, Price’s aunt, told WOIO she and her husband have rented the home for the past year, and the person police were looking for has not lived at the residence for more than a year. His family now lives down the block, Jennings told the station.

Police in Elyria, Ohio, deployed exploding flash-bangs while raiding a home last week while a toddler on a ventilator was inside, newly released body-worn camera footage shows, and the mother says her child was harmed during the incident. Courtney Price's son Waylon

His hearing is likely irreversibly damaged.

Here is the team.

Fat boys, kitted up for playing soldier-boy, after having conducted an ill-conceived raid, the ill-conceived warrant having been obtained from an immoral judge. But hey, at least they’ll be able to go home and tell mommy they “got some” today just like the Georgia cops who threw a grenade into a crib and almost killed an infant.

These sorts of raids are immoral. How long with the American public tolerate them being legal?

I guess just like the ATF hates dogs, cops everywhere hate babies.


Another SWAT Raid, Another Flash-Bank Thrown at a Baby

Grand Jury Recommends No Charges In Georgia Police Raid That Severely Injured Toddler

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