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Why You Should Never Call Police

November 29, 2012 by  

Following what seemed like a rash of stories like this that saw people calling police for help and ending up being detained, arrested, abused and/or killed at the hands of the “men (and women) in blue,” we started to name this new feature segment “Why You Should Never Call Police.” But while we still hold the sentiment that calling the police for help can be hazardous to one’s health (and, therefore, should not be done), that name seemed too restrictive.

So we decided on “Power Of The State.” It seemed more fitting. After all, it’s not just the local police who are becoming increasingly militarized and increasingly militant. It’s any number of the growing legions of badge-carrying enforcers operating to impose the will of the growing totalitarian state on the American people.

Still, we kick it off with an example of why you should never call police. And that example is the case of Andrew Messina.

Andrew, a 16-year-old Georgia boy, had a bad day at school on May 1. So bad, in fact, that after receiving a failing grade to cap off his day, he went home, dug a .357 magnum from a drawer and threatened to kill himself. His mother, Lisa Messina, turned to police for help, telling the dispatcher, “I think he’s going to shoot himself.”

Listening to the 911 call, it’s obvious Andrew’s mother did not fear for her safety but was concerned for her son’s. When the dispatcher told her to get out of the house, she went only to the back porch. She told the dispatcher Andrew was taking Zoloft (a psychotropic drug that has been shown to cause violent behavior in youths and that carries a “black box” Food and Drug Administration warning because it increases suicidal thoughts and behaviors in children) and a stimulant for ADHD.

“I hope they don’t come with sirens,” Messina calmly told the dispatcher. “It’s kind of embarrassing… How many cars are coming? Just one, right?” She obviously thought the police “experts” would be able to diffuse the situation.

Instead police responded with a SWAT team, an army of deputies, an armored vehicle and sniper. A little more than hour later, Andrew was dead, shot through a door by the police sniper.

Just prior to the shooting, Andrew was talking to his father on the telephone. His father was outside, trying to convince his son to put down the weapon. Police broke off the negotiation call and put a police negotiator on the phone. Andrew repeatedly asked to speak to his dad.

When a window broke, the sniper pulled the trigger, claiming he thought other officers’ lives were in danger. But according to the autopsy, the bullet entered Andrew’s right side and exited the left. This could have happened only if his back was turned to the officers.

Andrew posed a threat to no one but himself, thanks to psychotropic drugs administered by the pharmaceutical cartel. So when his behavior understandably became irrational, a police sniper, there because the family thought agents of the state would look out for Andrew’s well-being, took him out instead.

A kangaroo court of the sniper’s fellow badge-wielding enforcers and a district attorney who no doubt has a cozy relationship with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department — after all, they work together to dispense their brand of justice — found sniper Jason Yarbrough had committed “no criminal wrongdoing.” According the sheriff’s office, the case is closed.

That’s because when the lawbreaker has been issued a badge by the state, the law no longer applies to him.

Bob Livingston

is an ultra-conservative American who has been writing a newsletter since 1969. Bob has devoted much of his life to research and the quest for truth on a variety of subjects. Bob specializes in health issues such as nutritional supplements and alternatives to drugs, as well as issues of privacy (both personal and financial), asset protection and the preservation of freedom.

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  • independent thinker

    “That’s because when the lawbreaker has been issued a badge by the state, the law no longer applies to him.”

    Sadly that is all too often true.

    • Gary

      How to create an instant bully. Give a coward a big pay check and a badge!

      • Chris

        Unfortunately, Gary, they dont get a big paycheck. I was one, once, and I only made a paltry $9600/yr to put my life on the line for those ungrateful bastards in East Tennessee. Dont hand me that big paycheck BS!

      • Steve E

        Most don’t get a big paycheck. They just get a big head.

    • Pete

      So the responding officers are supposed to “expertly diffuse the situation” by magically knowing that the suspect, who has armed himself, with not convert his suidcidal ideation to homicidal ideation. That is the type of situation we call a “barricaded gunman”. Standing policies dictate tactics and approaches for barricaded gunman calls, that don’t involve sending officer sensitive and his/ her partner to have a heart to heart without back-up. Once the scene is secured, that is with the suspect contained and isolated, negotiations may begin. I am a police officer, I have seen plenty of cases where one of my sisters or brothers died in someone’s front yard because they underestimated a threat. I suspect there are calculated gaps in this report. It may appear to the coroner that the wound cavity could only have been created if the suspect’s back was toward the officers, and his back may have been. In dynamic situations people move/ pivot pdq. I wouldn’t presume to dictate how to think, idependent thinker, but if you expect LEOs to adopt tactically unsound procedures to satisfy your partially informed prejudice, you may be mistaken.

      • Charles A

        What you so conveniently ignore is the fact that a huge police presence, with their arrogant demands, exacerbates the situation. The police refuse to account for the fact that NO-ONE is willing to meekly submit, especially when they are already under stress. Police regularly kill people they confront, claiming that they were “afraid,” that they were “protecting” themselves or their gang, but any civilian who feels the need to protect himself is called all kinds of psychological names to dismiss his interests and fears.

  • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

    IN THE NEGRO COMMUNITY, CALLING POLICE CAN GET YOU KILLED.

    BY NATURE, NEGROES ARE NOT, “NOSY;” BUT, THEY SEE CRIMES BEING COMMITTED ALL THE TIME. AND, THEY CAN TELL YOU WHAT THE “SUSPECT” LOOKS LIKE WITH “PIN-POINT ACCURACY.” TO TELL THE POLICE OFTEN LEADS TO RETALIATION BY THE “SUSPECT,” OR (IF THE “SUSPECT” IS CAUGHT AND IN JAIL), BY FAMILY/FRIENDS OF THE “SUSPECT.”

    ANOTHER FORM OF RETALIATION IN THE NEGRO COMMUNITY IS THE ASSAULT (OR, HOMICIDE) WHICH OCCURS WHEN WIVES/GIRLFRIENDS CALL POLICE AFTER BEING BEATEN BY HUSBANDS/BOYFRIENDS. NEGRO MALES BECOME VIOLENTLY ANGRY WHEN THEIR FINANCIAL SITUATION IS PLACED IN CHAOS. IN OTHER WORDS, WHEN THE FEES ASSOCIATED WITH PAYING ATTORNEYS, JAIL BONDS AND FINES INTERFERE WITH MORTGAGE/RENT- AND/OR VEHICULAR PAYMENTS THESE NEGRO MALES WILL BE DETERMINED TO PHYSICALLY HURT WIVES/GIRLFRIENDS MORE SEVERELY THAN THE INITIAL ASSAULT.

    FOR NEGROES, “MINDING YOUR OWN BUSINESS,” SAVES LIVES.

    • Steve E

      Hey Christopher, Here’s a video I think you will enjoy. It’s about what you were just saying.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gCCjFbFXn8&feature=share

      • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

        “Steve E” – THAT WAS COOL!

        Chris Rock SPOKE THE TRUTH; A “WHOLE LOT” OF NEGRO MALES ARE IN JAIL BECAUSE OF THE LIES TOLD BY NEGRO FEMALES – “He hit me!”

    • Pete

      I worked as a police officer in an innercity precinct. The racial make-up of our patrol district was 98% black. We did respond to calls. Yes, Mr. Horton,there were calls and we responded to them. In fact, it was not uncommon to have 30 calls pending… when we arrived on scene and spoke with the complainant, who we identified as the caller, we never shot or assaulted or otherwise injured them. Not once! Not even the kid high on crack who was hallucinating when he called, coming down when we arrived and was a total horse’s ass because he no longer wanted our help.

    • Charles A

      Christopher, you are still screaming. Turn off the caps-lock.

      • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

        “Charles A,”

        I ASSUME YOU ARE NEGRO. IT IS FUNNY HOW WHENEVER I TELL CAUCASIANS NEGROES’ “dirty little secrets,” SOMEONE ALWAYS COMPLAINS ABOUT MY CAPITAL LETTERS.

      • victoryintruth

        I don’t engage screamers, no matter who they are or what they’re saying.

      • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

        “victoryintruth” – YOU CONTRADICTED YOURSELF; ANYONE WITH A BRAIN KNOWS YOUR COMMENT IS A RESPONSE TO ME.

    • King of Diams

      Chris: Are you the resident expert on “NEGROES”? You seem to enjoy creating the appearance that you are! Are you a “Negro”? I don’t recall anything from the article that referred to the kid as a “Negro”. From your postings I really get the distinct impression that you’re just a one-dimensional person. Why do try SMARTING UP sometimes as opposed to attempting to reduce people to your obviously Low Level.

      • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

        “King of Diams,”

        YOUR COMMENTS REPRESENT THE FACT YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND PEOPLE COMMENT ON ARTICLES IN A MANNER WHICH IS REPRESENTATIVE OF THEIR LIFE EXPERIENCE AND/OR ENVIRONMENT.

        “King of Diams,” I “MAY VERY WELL BE” THE SPOKESPERSON FOR NEGROES ON THIS SITE.

        SINCE MY ARRIVAL AT Personal Liberty (6 JUNE), ONLY O-N-E OTHER PERSON ADMITTED BEING NEGRO. IT SEEMS NEGROES ON THIS SITE BELIEVE IF THEY ADMIT THEIR RACE, THEIR COMMENTS WILL NOT BE RESPECTED.

  • Sedona05

    I try to tell people that the police officers are only human, but the police officers keep denying it. They say they would never lower themselves to that level…

  • dan

    ….why is so much gang violence and terrorism committed by the gang in blue ?

  • softballscout@yahoo.com

    Just call them the Gestapo, as I do. If someone broke into my home, and I was unable to shoot him, I would do nothing. I would certainly not call the police, or geheime staats polizei (Home State Police). Doesn’t that sound remarkably similar to Homeland Security?

    I am reminded of the movie “V”, where the aliens had the full support of the police, and the people were powerless, except when they were able to resort to guerilla warfare.

    • victoryintruth

      I am thinking that this is what may be left to us…….and our smartest course of action–guerilla warfare. I believe the control grid will continue to goad, harass, humiliate, threaten, beat, abuse and kill us until we begin to fight back openly. They will then mow us down and finish the takeover.

      • softballscout@yahoo.com

        Yes, that is what the National Guard is being trained for.

      • victoryintruth

        National Guard? I am thinking local militia groups……at least the feds won’t be involved with THEM.

  • Nicholas Miscusi

    I believe in our right to bear arms. I also believe if you have a child in the house on a drug you know can cause suicidal thoughts you should make damn sure he can’t dig a .357 magnum from the drawer! Tragic for everyone.

    • http://tigrebleau.wordpress.com tigrebleau

      Good point. If there are kids in the house, all firearms should be locked up or have locks on them, and unloaded of course. In many states, it’s a felony to leave an unattended, unsecured firearm where a child can access it. If you’re worried about access in case of a break-in, get a quick access handgun drawer-safe that only the owner can open. Especially if there is a troubled teen in the house.

      • Nobody’s Fool

        I grew up in a household where Daddy kept his arsenal in the hall closet/pantry. Yes, the guns were loaded because when a coyote is trying to scratch through your screen door you do not politely ask him to wait while you select a gun and then load it. No, you just grab a gun and shoot the sucker on the spot. We kids knew the guns were there, knew they were loaded and dangerous, and knew to keep our hands off unless we were sent to the closet specifically to get a gun for Daddy. Mother regularly sent us to that same closet to get a jar of green beans or other pantry item. We did not bother the guns and they didn’t bother us. We were all instructed in gun safety and the art of shooting. We were taught never to point a gun at anything we didn’t intend to kill. When we became “troubled teens” we were given extra chores to keep us busy–one of my jobs all through high school was to milk two cows before breakfast every day. I got my homework every day on the school bus, and was ready to help either in the house or on the tractor or wherever I was assigned. Many mornings in the fall, after I finished milking, I was assigned to stand in the wagon while Daddy shoveled silage into the wagon, and I would spread it evenly so that he didn’t have to come down, level it and then climb back up and shovel more. I would reek after this chore, and would have to run to the house and shower before going to school. But I treasure the time that I spent helping Daddy because he would quiz me on my homework while he shoveled and I raked. That’s how you handle troubled teens. Today, it’s a lot harder. There are no chores beyond possibly making a bed or carrying your dirty plate to the dishwasher. I think towns should take vacant lots in town and use teens to clean them up, plow, plant, and maintain gardens, and either sell the produce at the Farmers’ Market or divide the produce among their families. It would serve to bring a useless plot of ground into usefulness again and also teach the teens something about work and enjoying the produce thereof. They could be useful instead of couch potatoes working their thumbs over a video game.

        • softballscout@yahoo.com

          I strongly agree with what you are saying. Unfortunately, the times have changed to where not all parents are as good at parenting as your parents were, or as good as you are. Some just don’t care. Plus, there is the added dilemma of dealing with peer group pressure, a lot of which comes from the school systems. We as parents no longer have good control over the kids our kids “hang with” in schools. We also do not have much control or input over teachers who encourage their students to disregard their parents as being “old-fashioned”, or wrong in their thinking. Have you ever tried to discuss something so simple as a math problem with a math teacher, and point out to that teacher that there are more than one way to solve the problem? It can be like talking to a brick wall.

      • Chester

        Soft ballscout, it sounds like you were trying to lecture the teacher, rather than asking WHY only one way of solving that particular problem was being taught. After having taught math, and a few other things, I have found that there are times when you teach one way of solving a particular problem so the student will be able to solve other, similar problems that don’t HAVE alternative solutions. The fastest way to learn a subject is to try teaching it for a while. It will open your eyes as to the whys of a lot of things. Incidentally, you are a rarity anyway, in that you actually went to see the teacher instead of just calling the principal and complaining that the so and so knows NOTHING about teaching.

      • phideaux

        “I think towns should take vacant lots in town and use teens to clean them up, plow, plant, and maintain gardens, and either sell the produce at the Farmers’ Market or divide the produce among their families. It would serve to bring a useless plot of ground into usefulness again and also teach the teens something about work and enjoying the produce thereof. They could be useful instead of couch potatoes working their thumbs over a video game.”

        Nobody’s Fool that will never work……………………..It makes far to much sense for it to ever be tried on more than an experimental basis.

      • Charles A

        Nobody’s Fool, now days, what you describe is called child-abuse. Parents are not allowed to teach their children to be responsible or accountable. Any parent who tries that will find their children kidnapped by the state.

    • victoryintruth

      You are entirely missing the CAUSE of this whole travesty: the effing drugs. These extremely toxic, mind-altering/destroying drugs have killed a great number of innocents and will continue to do so until idiot parents smarten up and this is just the so-called antidepressants THAT FURTHER DEPRESS AND CAUSE SUICIDE AND MURDER. This blind faith and belief in a system that seeks to drug everyone is behind a lot of the dysfunction in this country. Get your brains back and start investigating and thinking for yourselves. It is not rocket science, people. Already a large segment of our population is incapable of ever having functional lives due to autism, Alzheimer’s, dementia…..this doesn’t even list those whose bodies are so badly damaged due to the offal that’s offered as “food” in this country and medical “care”. Then you have the large fluoridated population who think/believe they’re helping themselves with that KNOWN poison. Look up into the skies and see how we’re being assaulted from that front

      The problem is NOT the guns–never has been and never will be. You’re buying into the liberal stupidity that wants to ban all guns and they certainly appreciate your helping them. So you lock up all protection–then what do you have?

      This kind of crime will continue to be perpetrated against us until we stand up and say NO MORE.

      • blackberry

        Well said! Support local organic and say No to toxic chemicals.

      • softballscout@yahoo.com

        Sadly, we all need to investigate medications and treatments that are prescribed for us. We can no longer rely on the doctor we go to see for a complaint we have. Have you ever gone to a doctor for lower back pain, or abdominal pain, had blood work done, and have that doctor insist that you have prostate or kidney trouble as a result? This same doctor will refuse to address our specific complaints, refuse to prescribe pain-killers, and continue to focus on what he has been TAUGHT to focus on, for whatever reason. Our only recourse is to find a different doctor, if we are fortunate enough to be able to do so, or else we just have to say no, leaving our stated medical problems to be unresolved and untreated. I remember a time when the patient’s complaints were of more importance to a doctor, than a list of rigidly established regimens dictated by God knows who.

  • http://gravatar.com/cbgard Carlucci

    It really all just boils down to ignorance and cognitive dissonance. People are still living in a time warp and cannot “see the forest for the trees” regarding what is really happening in America. If you were to show this article to most people out there in the public domain, they would see this tragedy as just an isolated incident and something out of the normal realm of “law enforcement” behavior. Sadly, you would have quite a challenge to get someone to see that this type of behavior from “law enforcement” is anything but normal. And then there are those (like people who work for public school districts) who believe that medicating children and teenagers with dangerous psychotropic drugs is perfectly fine, as this is a way to “control” them.

    This is our present and our future, and we are screwed…..

    • softballscout@yahoo.com

      Public School District employees are government employees just as police are. There is a whole chain of government employees, all of which support each other’s actions. Regretably, because they work for the government, they think they can do anything they please, and often do. Yup, we’re screwed.

      • http://gravatar.com/cbgard Carlucci

        You got it. My sister, who is basically a very sweet person, has worked for a public school district for 25+ years. She is so brainwashed it is pathetic. Her husband did some substitute teaching in the same district after a job layoff in the corporate world, and he was absolutely shocked at how horrible the public schools are. He referred to them as “New Jack Cities”.

      • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

        “Carlucci,”

        YOUR BROTHER-IN-LAW IS ON POINT. I USED TO BE A SUBSTITUTE TEACHER. PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE DEFINITELY, “New Jack Cities.”

        BUT, THE STATE OF TENNESSEE SAYS, ALL CHILDREN MUST GO TO SCHOOL FROM AGE FIVE- THROUGH SEVENTEEN.

  • http://yahoo bob peters

    if we all know the problem and just resort to whining then live with it…Or die with it! Rise up americans…Your country has been invaded by communists..Kruchev told you this was going to happen in the 60′s…You never paid attention did you??

    • softballscout@yahoo.com

      Oh, I paid attention, but even then I was aware of the all-pervasive powers of interlinked government entities. I suppose I could “die with it” in some sort of guerilla action, but I feel that if by “whining”, I can dissuade just one person’s opinion against the police, it’s worth “living with it” for now.

      • vicki

        The “pen” remains mightier than the “sword” and as such our “whining” is certainly the best approach. Remember that the “sword” is reserved for when all else fails.

    • http://gravatar.com/cbgard Carlucci

      I remember it. He (Khrushchev) pounded his shoe on the table and shouted “We will bury you without firing a shot”. Wow – how prophetic those words are today. Ol’ Nicky must be watching all of this go down between the smoke and flames….

      • http://exodus-consulting.com Thomas

        As always, the “We will bury you” comment is taken out of context. Old Nikita was claiming that the superior industrial capacity of the USSR would soon overtake that of the West, and we would all be buried under a pile of cheap quality consumer goods, leaving the West on its knees begging for a Soviet-style economic system. Pure grandstanding global political theater. No one would have taken it seriously…unless, of course, a few snippets of the speech are taken out of context…as Cold War boosters eagerly did to keep the booboisie fearful.

        “We will bury you…” …with toasters, blenders, cookware, cars, large appliances…right.

  • Mike Austin

    So, from the comments here, I take the the police never do anything good and are always hurting regular citizens? What a bunch of morons. You guys sound worse than the liberal dipsticks sniffin Barry’s backside.
    Do incidents happen? Yes. Do they purposely go out to shoot a teenage boy? No. I would bet none of you ever had to face a 250lb drug addict with a knife or a hammer, or had to deal with the lowest of the low of society daily.
    Does that mean the police have no right to come home at night because they are not supposed to be over protective of their own safety? Get a grip. We also have a looming societal breakdown that the police are seeing now. We will see it soon. They are just reacting to it like anyone would.
    There are no doubt many bad and worthless cops and prosecuting them is a good thing but this article was way over the top in generalizing the true nature of LEO’s.

    • http://www.boblivingstonletter.com/ Bob Livingston

      Dear Mike Austin,

      You must be one of the badge-wearing thugs.

      Best wishes,
      Bob

      • http://gravatar.com/cbgard Carlucci

        Either that, or Mike Austin is suffering from cognitive dissonance as I stated earlier. And he has the audacity to call us “morons” and “liberal dipsticks”. Wake up, Mike.

        • softballscout@yahoo.com

          Name-calling or labeling is part of the trap that we get lured into. While we need to identify our adversarial elements, and describe them, we also need to evade the trap of overusing the labels we use. Remember when frustrated “conservatives” of another era were calling everybody who disagreed with them, “Communists”? The very terms “liberal” and “conservative” have changed immensely in meaning over the last 50 years.

      • Chester

        Bob, do you HATE all authority as much as you put on you do? If so, why, may I ask, are you still living anywhere in the United States? It is clear that you have sufficient resources you could go out and buy your own little country, then run it, or fail to run it, to your heart’s content. You sound like one of the old mountain men who would NOT live within a hundred miles of any town, nor within fifty miles of anything other than maybe the passing cowpoke or grizzly bear. That style of living is still available, but harder to accomplish, simply because there are so very few unsettled places left on God’s green earth. I will advise you to be very careful when pulling out your short guns and be sure they aren’t already cocked and primed and ready to remove YOUR privates.

        • http://www.boblivingstonletter.com/ Bob Livingston

          Dear Chester,

          You write: “Bob, do you HATE all authority as much as you put on you do?” I hate when authority is abused and the rule of law ignored.

          You write: “If so, why, may I ask, are you still living anywhere in the United States?” You may ask…

          You write: “I will advise you to be very careful when pulling out your short guns and be sure they aren’t already cocked and primed and ready to remove YOUR privates.” I am quite capable of handling my guns, which are always loaded.

          Best wishes,
          Bob

    • victoryintruth

      This article is spot-on. And yes, I’d say that it’s now pretty much SOP for the cops—and they are not “officers”—to brutalize, invade, rape, harass anyone and everyone with absolute impunity. These filth are serving our overlords and their own very twisted desires to dominate and destroy. These are not “incidents”……they’ve become very common actions that are rewarded by their superiors. These people—and I use that term very loosely here—seem to think (and that’s probably a huge misnomer here) that their terrorizing and killing the public is somehow going to make a difference in a good way for the “looming societal breakdown”? Perhaps it is you who needs to get a grip.
      The amount and intensity of brutality and crimes now being perpetrated against those they that they are supposed to protect and serve is astounding. I have close friends that have been on the receiving end of said brutality who deserved NONE of what was done to them. It appears that the cops who HAD some sense of duty and SOME sense of honor have been mostly replaced with rapacious, exceedingly violent, predatory rapists, murderers, and thugs that behave like the gang members that they are. Their superiors set the standards and it’s quite plain that their standards follow those of the German SS. Until townspeople wake the hell up and take back their towns, these crimes will continue.

  • Elda

    I know of a case very similar to this but the young man had a car rather than a gun. He also took medication for the same issues and he was upset about something. He ran a stop sign and an officer saw it and tried to pull him over. The resulting car chase went for several hours and ended up with an officer forcing the SUV the young man was driving off the road. The guy tried to crush the officer as he exited his patrol car and the officer was forced to kill the young man as he was being crushed. The family sewed saying the young man was unarmed. I am sorry, guns are not the only way to kill. The family won. It is all about attitude, not weapons. I say he was armed.

    • softballscout@yahoo.com

      I strongly suspect that there are many among us who are “upset” and don’t know why. They don’t all see the larger picture and identify the true danger and the real things that are wrong with the societal framework. They sense and are aware that “something” is wrong, but don’t know what or why. Many will strike back not knowing why they are doing so, or what the true character of the enemy is. They operate under assumptions that have been engrained in them from early youth, such as the police, or government, can do no wrong, and are never able to look beyond that faulty premise. It’s sad.

      • http://gravatar.com/cbgard Carlucci

        I think it is also about people of all ages being frustrated that they aren’t being heard or respected. That was always my frustration when I was growing up. Adults typically believe that things kids say and do are meaningless and inconsequential. My sister believes that since she works for a public school district, she is the ultimate authority on how to handle kids, but does not realize that she is in fact totally clueless. This child in Georgia who was killed by police was most likely crying out for help in many ways but nobody was really listening. His parents took the easy way out and allowed their “doctor” to put him on pharmaceuticals, which really screwed things up.

        I have been in sales for years and learned a long time ago that people of all ages really just want to be heard.

    • b

      There was a similar situation a few towns over from me except when the investigation was complete it showed that the youth had stopped the car and presented NO threat to the officer but was shot anyway. Don’t remember if the officer was prosecuted or not but do know he was fired.

  • Stephan F.

    A must read piece by Pete Kofod:

    http://lewrockwell.com/orig12/kofod2.1.1.html

    • Steve E

      Good article.

  • Tom Cook

    Cops of all description are no longer the thin blue line protecting civilized society. They are murderous thugs; most of them have low intelligence or they would get good jobs. They also are looking for a reason to kill someone–empty their guns into some civilian who poses little threat to them. Had they courage or patriotism, they would join the military, but the enemy then would be well-armed and they are afraid of an armed opponent so if they feel slightly threatened they call for tens or hundreds of like thugs as backup. There are plenty of cops who leave the military for it is dangerous–they are not the cream of the crop of veterans–they do not have skills attained in military schools which demand the higher functioning personnel. Military police are the low-functioning members of the military services. Police for the most part are just grownup schoolyard bullies.

  • http://yahoo RL

    Problem is that depression is being treated with drugs. Why do people get depressed? Because there is no one willing to lend an ear or helping hand with the persons problem. Hence, people become frustrated and sad about the situation. Families should help each other, not be so judgemental, and for goodness sakes, question any dr. that wants to put a child on drugs for behavior. Society should quit telling children confusing messages, e.g. you don’t have to do anything you don’t want to, your parents don’t have the right to discipline you, etc.
    This is a sad situation that very well could have ended without the death of this young man. Cops are the enemy. Seen too much in my life that leads me to that conclusion.

    • softballscout@yahoo.com

      I strongly agree with this comment. It is very close to what I alluded to earlier, and perhaps states what I said more clearly. I just want to add that far too many cops are power-hungry, macho-oriented, and very uncaring of people in general. I have also noticed a marked increase in the use of “selective enforcement” of the laws of the land, and wish that there was civil recourse to rectify that issue.

  • ONTIME

    Prevention of crime and the enforcemnt of the rule of law under the Constitution is the sworn duty of the police, not necessarily to protect you, that is a given because you do have the right to self defense and that point is becoming more arguable every day.

    Police are not perfect, they are not as smart as all would think but they are tax paid centurions asked to preserve the peace and uphold the law. The thing that bothers us all is the rampant militarism that has now been employed by law enforcement and the tools becoming available for them to use, the misuse of these tools are just as bothersome. As the government becomes larger and more intrusive and these agencies are politicized then the respect for law becomes more of fear and then as it becomes more oppresive, anger inspires the avoidance of law and the distrust of police…..selling ones freedom for the sake of security can become hazzardous to ones well being…

  • http://Yahoo.com Bill

    Here in the Los Angeles area, I’ve always said – you have the Crips, the Bloods and the Greens – the color of the jackets the Sherriffs wear. I know some really good law officers. Unfortunately, I know more bad ones than good.

  • Hedgehog

    I like your idea of calling this segment “The Power of The State”.Perhaps you can help me. When I see the word “state”, more often than not a quote comes to mind: Take nothing from the state, give nothing to the state. The state does not exist.”. Who said that?

    • http://www.boblivingstonletter.com/ Bob Livingston

      Dear Hedgehog,

      You write: “Perhaps you can help me. When I see the word “state”, more often than not a quote comes to mind: Take nothing from the state, give nothing to the state. The state does not exist.”. Who said that?” I do not know.

      Best wishes,
      Bob

      • Vicki

        It’s a quote from Hedgehog made November 29, 2012 at 1:20 pm on a blog called Personal Liberty Digest. I looked it up on google. It was the only link. :)

        Perhaps it was a misquote from some one else.

  • Romans623

    Often our natural tendency is to become angry with real or assumed violations of our liberty and take a posture of hatred towards others we are angry with, or at the very least, create a distance and a bad attitude. Instead, what we should do, perhaps now more than ever, is to become better acquainted with others, including the police, troopers, and deputies/sherriff. Creating distance will only foster an “us and them” attitude and we tend to lose a proper perspective of each other. For me, I like to engage in freindly conversation with officers as often as I have the chance. Recently I was stopped for having a tail light out and the officer harassed me over not rolling my window completely down since I felt more comfortable with four inches; but I was respectful to him and his supervisor after lodging a complaint, making sure to tell them that I ulitmately appreciate there presence, as I believe the community would fall into much more chaos if they were not around.

  • http://midcontent brand inspector

    Well thr idoits that voted for the maddrass educated. maxist again to the WH and his socialist demorats in Congress had better learn to like blue. Since the socialist marxist loving pukes thing the UN is the guiding factor for the USA. Switsh hittimg Hillary and Dictator Omooron keeps trying to hand over all of USA’s soverity to the (blue helmets), which alll hate USA. None of these of these stone aged mental midgets, who think rug shagging to a pedophile, goat abusing, freak is a religous happing. Democrats keep beleiving, Adadaba abd DoDa & Mohmweird are going to be part of normal society. Of course all brain dead socialist democrats and marxist lovers want to be rolling on goat skin rugs with the these stinking loons, because these freaks, just need understanding. Where as a smoke stick works best for slowing these mult-times inbred drug heads…..

  • Jimbo

    Several years ago, when I first started seeing pictures of SWAT teams with face masks, is when I said we were in trouble. We were told officers needed to disguise their identity to prevent retaliation by criminals. What it really did was make it easier for some officers to get away with crimes.

    The police in our area make maybe $80K per year, first year. They have outstanding medical, insurance, retirement plans. I’ve been an college educated engineering technician for 30 years, and am considered very good at my work. I make $33,000, no paid retirement plan.. So policemen are very handsomely paid. They also get the best possible equipment. The LEAST we should expect from them is to do their job correctly, and lawfully.

  • victoryintruth

    I don’t engage screamers, no matter who they are or say they are.

  • Jerry

    Most police are doing the right thing. their many correct responses and results far out weigh the bad that a few do. We just remember and publicise the bad.
    However, Goverment in general is trying to control us rather than the other way around as it should be. As far as gun control? There will come atime in the not to distant future that all gun owners will need to congregate / protest in thier state capitols. Our leaders, local and federal must know that we will not submit. The constitution states our rights. We gun owners are many times more numerous than law enforcement and military. The military will need some day to make a choice. Support the constitution or a tempoary office holder.

  • Boyd Sharp

    Scary, but true. Like our political minders in DC who pass laws which do not apply to them. There’s the truth and then there is the police version of the truth. We know whose side the courts are on. Call Barney and get shot.

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