Archive for the 'Police' Category



Another 0600 ATF Raid

BY Herschel Smith
1 month 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
1 month, 3 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
2 months, 1 week 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
3 months ago

CNN.

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.

Prior:

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

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

Open Fields Doctrine

BY Herschel Smith
3 months, 3 weeks ago

Source.

How much power does the government claim on private land?

“Unfettered,” according to a Commonwealth Court decision in a case pitting the Pennsylvania Game Commission against two private gun clubs.

On Sept. 29, a court ruled against two hunting clubs in their lawsuit accusing the Game Commission of private property rights violations. The Institute for Justice represents both clubs and will appeal.

In its ruling, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania noted the government’s absolute power to “roam private land without consent, warrants or probable cause.”

“Private land isn’t public property,” says institute attorney Josh Windham. “That might seem obvious. But all too many officials, at every level of government, disagree. They think they have a blank check to invade private property. We’ll see what the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has to say about that.”

On Dec. 16, 2021, Pitch Pine and Punxsutawney hunting clubs sued the Game Commission after game wardens consistently entered club lands without permission or warrant, and secretly monitored club members, including photo collection via installation of a hidden game camera. The wardens’ behavior, the lawsuit asserted, was a direct violation of Pennsylvania’s state constitution, which explicitly protects “persons, houses, papers, and possessions.”

Most Americans assume law enforcement must obtain a warrant to enter or surveil private land, but for roughly a century, the Open Fields doctrine has allowed government officials, at state and federal levels, unqualified access to private land.

In its judgment Sept. 29, the Commonwealth Court detailed the alarming powers and “unfettered discretion” assumed by government via Open Fields:

“The facts of this case are not in dispute. The Hunting Clubs are member-owned hunting clubs that own thousands of acres of private land in Clearfield County. Members use the properties to hunt, vacation, and enjoy nature. To ensure their members’ privacy, the Hunting Clubs have posted their properties with no trespassing signs and have installed gates at all entrances to exclude nonmembers and intruders. However, the Entry Statutes empower game wardens with unfettered discretion to enter upon and roam private land without consent, warrants, or probable cause.”

People believe that DNR officers have more power than any other LEO, and DNR officers certainly act like it. Their claim is that since they are after perishable evidence, they need this access.

But that’s just too bad. Police who bust open doors looking for drugs are also after perishable evidence (the drugs could be flushed down a toilet). I have long held that police raids on homes are a violation of the fourth amendment and therefore unconstitutional. Any good man would believe the same thing.

The so-called “open fields” doctrine should be stricken from the books in every state where they exist. Furthermore, I generally don’t like the power granted by the state to game officers. Every man should obey the game laws. But every man won’t, just like crime will happen all day every day across America. Game laws are no different. Violation of game laws still falls within the purview of constitutional protections regardless of what agents of the state think.

Door Dasher Caught In Police Fishing Expedition

BY Herschel Smith
4 months ago

The culprit is the Menomonee Falls police department. I stopped watching after only a few minutes because I didn’t have to watch any more.

Here’s the deal. If it’s not on video, it didn’t occur.  Juries and judges will always believe the cops over you, and you must always film encounters with cops.

Besides, it’s your constitutional right. The cop lied to the person he stopped right away by telling him that he had to leave his phone in the vehicle. Cops lie all the time. And by the way, here’s a note to the Menomonee Falls police department. If you’re not doing something you don’t want to be seen, you wouldn’t have lie and tell people they can’t film you.

Violence in Chicago (and the rest of the bad inner cities)

BY Herschel Smith
4 months, 3 weeks ago

Source.

I guess it doesn’t help when the police are too afraid to chase men who point rifles at other people.

But you see, rather than tackle the root cause of the crime (fatherless homes, welfare, payment for having children out of wedlock, etc.) and quit doing the very things causing the problem in the first place, they’d rather send SWAT teams to wrong addresses in the suburbs and pester you about gun ownership.

This is your tax dollars at work.

National Park Service Law Enforcement Is As Worthless As The Rest Of FedGov

BY Herschel Smith
4 months, 3 weeks ago

If you recall we covered this event in some detail concerning what they should have done with a member of their party suffering from Rhabdomyolysis.  This is a Malum Prohibitum crime with no victims.  This was a victimless crime.  Moreover, forcing the rest of the party to move very well could have placed their very lives at risk.

Is it possible for the NPS to look any stupider?  Then there’s this comment.

I am a retired law enforcement officer and in nearly all things, you have officer discretion. Unfortunately, many new or younger law enforcement officers don’t understand that concept and treat everyone regardless of the incident as if they were a mass murderer. They don’t comprehend the impact their actions have and understand basic humanity and compassion. The National Parks Service and the Rangers are why I avoid National Parks with a vengeance. I had a similar run-in in a National Park where I was the subject of a traffic stop for 18mph in a 15mph speed zone. Family and friends in the vehicle (while still an active law enforcement officer), young guy who starts yelling at me for going by him 3mph over the speed limit. Asks if there are any weapons in the vehicle and then draws his firearm when I say yes. I remained calm and explained my status and showed him my credentials. Then demanded to speak with their supervisor for the behavior and pointing a firearm at someone without justification. Supervisor basically blew it off and said, “If you don’t like it, don’t visit a National Park.” Public lands that are definitively not “for the people” and absolutely out of control behavior of those expected to set the example and uphold the law. The National Parks service, Rangers and Law Enforcement have a difficult job, but their behavior is making it far worse and turning them into an enemy of the people. Almost as if they are forcing people with their rules, permits, timed entry and such to stay out of the National Parks. You derive your authority from the consent of the governed. Many have lost sight of that fact.

Firearms in National Parks has been legal since 2010, and lives have been saved because of access to firearms.  The very first shooting of an attacking bear occurred in Denali National Park soon after the rule change.  In this instance, the LEO apparently muzzle flagged someone because of legal carry.

Idiot.  Dangerous idiot.

But in this case there were three parties to blame for this stupidity: the LEOs, the prosecutors and the judge.

This is why I don’t believe in the legitimacy of due process

BY Herschel Smith
5 months ago

Reason.

A jury in Texas on Tuesday convicted a man of murdering a local police officer in a case that pitted no-knock raids against the right to self-defense.

Marvin Guy, who waited in jail for over nine years before his trial, was found guilty of murdering Detective Charles Dinwiddie, whom Guy said he mistook for an intruder after a SWAT team in 2014 smashed his bedroom window and tried to break into his home with a battering ram during a 5:45 a.m. drug raid. The panel declined, however, to convict him of capital murder and instead opted for murder, meaning they did not agree—at least not unanimously—that Guy knew he was shooting at law enforcement.

The raid was the product of a no-knock warrant, which police pursued in response to a tip that Guy had been dealing cocaine, and which allowed them to break into Guy’s apartment without first identifying themselves.

On May 9, 2014, before the sun rose, about two dozen officers arrived at Guy’s residence. The team struggled to fully penetrate the door with their battering ram; something was blocking it from behind. One officer accidentally detonated his stun grenade, inflaming what was already a raid rapidly going awry.

Guy, who lived in a high-crime area, said he was woken up and assumed the police were criminals trying to break into his home. He had allegedly been on edge about such a situation: One of his neighbors had reportedly been victimized similarly a week before when an intruder choked her after forcing entry by way of her first-floor window. Guy allegedly hit four officers, killing Dinwiddie and prompting police to fire over 40 rounds in return.

The prosecution, however, theorized that Guy had somehow come to know the police were coming and that he’d set a trap to “ambush” them.

I hear it again and again and again and again, and it’s just as silly every time I hear it.  Due process.  Let a judge issue a warrant.  I’d rather be judged by a jury of peers than carried by pall bearers.  Americans have the right of due process.  Gun confiscation laws are okay as long as the government has followed due process requirements.

This example is why I don’t believe you can trust due process or any aspect of the American judicial system.  It doesn’t matter whether he was dealing cocaine.  It doesn’t matter if they wanted to play soldier boy that early morning.  If they had wanted to grab evidence, they could have waited until daylight and monitored him for movement from the home and then gone in and grabbed whatever they wanted.

As it stands, a cop is dead and he will be in prison for much of the rest of his life.

And here’s the thing.  A prosecutor and jury did all of this by intent.  The prosecutor wanted him in prison because we can’t have men defending their homes, not even in Texas.  The jury followed all instructions given to them by a corrupt judge.

There’s your due process.  How do you like it?  If someone slams their way into your home, lay down and submit.  You cannot defend your family because you may go to prison.

Again, how do you like this?

Arrested For Carrying On His Own Property?!?

BY Herschel Smith
5 months, 1 week ago

Cops.  Arresting people on false grounds and just making things up about it during Google searches using cell phones.

Only the best and brightest.

Oh, and somebody should tell fat boy to start and exercise program.


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