Power Of The State
Here we go again, or rather, it just keeps on going.
The Internal Revenue Service, the same agency that took lavish trips on the taxpayers’ dime and discriminated against conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status, is up to its old tricks of threatening criminal charges against people who for years have sought to work out their back tax issues.
There are a lot viral videos of test-case encounters with police — the kind in which a law-abiding person, tired of the way in which police usurp the Bill of Rights, decides to open carry a firearm or to refuse to give consent to a vehicle search. But this video is one of the most illustrative.
California resident Leon Rosby crossed paths with police in the town of Hawthorn as they were responding to an armed robbery call. When he videoed the officers with his phone, they got angry and decided to arrest him for “suspicion of obstructing justice.” They also murdered his dog.
Imagine for a moment that you’re leaving a local convenience store with an armful of midnight snacks when, just as you get into your vehicle, seven people approach you, drawing guns and jumping on the automobile. What would you do? Elizabeth Day tried to get the hell out of Dodge.
The police department in a small Texas town is backpedaling on the actions of two officers who arrested a local woman simply because she asked to see an arrest warrant before they attempted to apprehend her juvenile son for an undisclosed alleged crime.
Like most people who call the humane society to remove feral dogs and cats, an Ohio couple assumed animal control would simply come and take feral kittens from their yard. They knew that some form of euthanasia would probably end their lives. They weren’t expecting Humane Officer Barry Accorti’s brand of euthanasia, though.
An Army veteran who’d been living at the same Buffalo, N.Y., address for three years got home Monday afternoon to discover that someone had torn down the door, shot up the apartment, ransacked the place and killed his dog, Cindy, who was leashed in the kitchen.
A Hearing-impaired Washington woman who was pulled over for allegedly using her cell phone while driving had a difficult time explaining to the officer that she couldn’t understand his commands. What Megan Graham now understands, however, is that she’s facing assault charges for allegedly attacking police. But it’s Graham, and not the cop, who came away from the incident with a battered and disfigured face.
The IRS/Tea Party Scandal doesn’t hold a candle to the size and scope of IRS abuses… So, it sheds no light on anything. Let’s boil this scandal down to simple words; words like “Tea Party” and “Patriot” and “Constitutional”; words that when used in paperwork to become tax exempt organizations, keep the people filing from being treated fairly.
Jerry Wayne Waller, a 72-year-old who lived in east Fort Worth, Texas, heard his neighbor’s security alarm going off early Tuesday morning. He lived in an area where most people knew their neighbors, as well as others who lived down the street. So he went outside his house to see what was going on.
But the Dallas-Fort Worth police had already arrived to take care of things. They didn’t let Waller leave his own property alive.