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To: JSteff

The hard drive has been truned in by COSTCO and has been checked by the perp’s experts. The machine stopped working two days before the event and was restrated during the event probably by the same person who left it off and called for servicing it when it malfunctioned. The smell of ‘lynch the pigs’ is growing stronger at FR. Sheesh ...


112 posted on 09/24/2010 11:00:32 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Dems, believing they cannot be deceived, it's nye impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: MHGinTN

See post 111. And ask a Las Vegas freeper about the corrupt police force. It ain’t pretty.


113 posted on 09/24/2010 11:02:21 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: MHGinTN

>> The smell of ‘lynch the pigs’ is growing stronger at FR. Sheesh ...

Indeed it is.

SnakeDoc


151 posted on 09/24/2010 11:41:10 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("When you have them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow." -- Teddy Roosevelt)
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To: Mr Rogers; ClearCase_guy; S.O.S121.500; Blennos; Tijeras_Slim; DCBryan1; Abathar; Washi; ...
The smell of ‘lynch the pigs’ is growing stronger at FR. Sheesh ...

I have a theory on this phenomena; the recent sharp changes in attitude toward police is the result of several factors:

  1. In many places the police motto/purpose is "to serve and protect" yet there is NO LEGAL OBLIGATION for the police to protect any particular individual OR any particular group of individuals. {Consider Columbine, Virgina Tech, etc where the police pretty much waited for the shooters to kill themselves before making any move thereon.}
  2. In contrast to the supposed role of the police as "law enforcement" the officers do not enforce the laws uniformly; and may even pick-and-choose which laws they will enforce.
    {This means that the likelihood of being arrested/cited/ignored for something illegal can be VERY dependent on the officer's personal biases.}
  3. Police officers act as though [many/most] laws do not apply to them.
  4. Police officers enjoy that they are given *many* exceptions to the restrictions legally imposed on other citizens; consider all the places an officer may carry where another Citizen is prohibited.
  5. Many police officers have a poor understanding of the law; consider the recent stories of Citizens exercising open-carry under their State's Constitution who are harassed by the police.
    {The guy arrested for open-carrying on his own property springs to mind.}
  6. Many police officers fail to recognize the scope of laws... that is: does a city/county law that is contrary to a State's Constitution cannot be [logically] valid.
  7. The proliferation of felonies and "stupid laws" reduce 'criminal' to a no-meaning word because the act of just [trying to earn a] living has become regulated. {You can be a felon for possessing a lobster.}
  8. The police themselves do not challenge the constitutionality of the laws they are to enforce; ...consider that New Mexico (whose State Constitution prohibits laws abridging the Right to Keep and Bear Arms for defense) also has a law prohibiting firearms on university campuses. {That prohibition keeps students living in on-campus housing from both keeping and bearing arms.}
    This sort of legal contradiction is not uncommon and, for intents and purposes, [IMO] serves only to strip Citizens of their rights.
  9. The inaction of police regarding such conundrums as in #8 should be disturbing in itself; the enforcement of the lesser laws is nothing less than the police usurping power from you, the Citizen.

So, given the above, why should these "law enforcement" officers be given any leeway? Consider that they are actively enforcing laws which are themselves illegal.
298 posted on 09/24/2010 2:28:42 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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