Skip to comments.Law firm targets Pennsylvania State Police for handling of Eric Frein manhunt
Posted on 09/24/2014 6:44:53 AM PDT by RBW in PA
A law firm is soliciting residents in Pike and Monroe counties who have been affected by police activity related to the manhunt for Eric Frein, the suspect in the Sept. 12 Pennsylvania State Police ambush that left one trooper dead and wounded another.
Joshua Prince, of the Bechtelsville, Pa.-based Prince Law Offices, posted a message on the firm's website Monday night encouraging residents to contact the firm if they believe their rights have been violated by police during the search for Frein, who is sought in the shooting outside the state police Blooming Grove barracks in Pike County.
"If you are a resident of Pike or Monroe County and had your rights violated by the (Pennsylvania State Police), either by unlawfully evicting you from your home or searching your vehicle without a warrant, please contact us to discuss your legal options," the message says.
Prince, in his message, cites media reports of police checking vehicles without warrants or probable cause and not allowing residents to return to their homes during periods of the search.
Officials opened temporary shelters for displaced residents last week in Barrett Township, Monroe County, and Price Township, Pike County, as police activity intensified during the search for Frein.
Other measures have also been taken to protect residents during the manhunt. There have been road closures, schools have shuttered and sporting events have been postponed as police try to track down Frein, a survivalist whom authorities considered armed and extremely dangerous.
A Pennsylvania State Police spokesman on Tuesday afternoon said in an email that state police are aware of the firm's post.
"During our search operations in the area, we have been diligent in respecting the rights of the public while working hard to keep both residents and law enforcement safe," Trooper Adam Reed said.
Efforts to reach Prince on Tuesday afternoon were unsuccessful. Messages left at the firm were not immediately returned.
Frein, who has been placed on the FBI's 10 most wanted list, remained on the lam Tuesday afternoon, 11 days after the ambush.
Without probable cause? A manhunt for a suspected killer isn’t probable cause? I know someone who lives around there and they’re so afraid that they’re carrying around a shotgun.
Fine, if the lawyer is SO upset about it, let me hunt the SOB.
And then don’t complain about how his rights to a trial were violated when I smear him from here to Scranton.
In this case I have to side with the State Police. Anyone who is crazy enough to gun down two Troopers in the parking lot of their own station wouldn’t think twice about gunning down a person who got in his way.
But my bet is the guy shot himself somewhere and hasn’t been found yet.
Too many lawyers.
If the guy had killed a lawyer these clowns would sue for exactly the opposite reasons.
Mr. Price is a greedy swine. I used to work for attorneys. They would never be so eager for personal gain as to turn such a dangerous situation into a moneymaking opportunity. He’s just another in a long line of ambulance chasers who give the profession a bad name.
In this case, they may have a case.
Eric Rudolph was on the run in the woods for over five years. Are the PA State Troopers going to continually tell residents to “shelter in place” for THAT long?
I realize this scumbag took out one of their own and they are p*ssed. But common sense has to rule here.
You bet they would!
Get a grip! If this guy was hiding in your wife/mother/sister/daughter’s house/vehicle and got away with killing them you’d be screaming they were too busy out shooting dogs to do their job. You need a reality check.
Unless they are in hot pursuit and they actually see the suspect enter a certain vehicle, property or building, then no, the search for a suspected killer is not sufficient reason to violate the rights of the rest of the citizenry.
PS - I am NOT saying the lawyer in question isn’t a greedy pig.
Actually I would not and I am surprised there haven’t been any dogs shot so far. Let’s pretend he does have my relative held hostage. What is going to happen when the cops show up and start shooting? Chances of survival of my relative go way down. Guy’s beef is copcentric. I seriously doubt he does anything to a civilian. If they do find him there will be a gunfight and he will ultimately die. I suspect he is long gone.
Just who the heck opened the sewer for that guy to come out?
Ditto. I can't believe the posts I'm seeing here.
If the PA troopers are violating the 4th amendment rights of citizens in the search, this is the exact same scenario as the search in Boston for the marathon bombers.
There was the exact opposite sentiment expressed by Freepers in that situation.
As I said, most people in that area are panicked and carrying. Nobody that I know or have heard of is complaining. They want this guy caught!
I would have already done my own armed sweep of the house. The police would not have been necessary, nor desired,except with my consent.
Waiting for the Edgar Snyder Commercial PING...
Whether or not a known killer is on the loose in a given area, there are plenty of unknown killers and miscreants out there as well.
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