Skip to comments.Man Calls Suicide Hotline; Arrested, Cops Trash House Looking for Gun (DC)
Posted on 02/07/2012 5:29:03 AM PST by marktwain
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.’ Officer John Doe I stated: ‘I don’t have time to play this constitutional bullshit!’
Well, he’s a veteran, so naturally he is a suspected terrorist on the Homeland Security watchlist and requires action such as this.
Seems to me, once he exited the home, and locked it, the need to search the home was moot.
“If you admit to a crime on a hot line, is that probable cause to search without a warrant? “
What ‘crime’ was that?
The only thing I read was he was ‘depressed’.
Now, as far as I know, being depressed and seeking help isn’t a crime.
Don’t forget. He didn’t intentionally call the ‘Suicide Hotline’.
“Corrigan telephoned what he believed to be the ‘Military’s Emotional Support Hotline’ because he was depressed and had not slept for several days,” the complaint states. “
So does that mean that since he did call it, he is guilty of something?
Apparently and wrongfully so.
But they did kill the fish.
They didn’t care about the “Rights” of the people back then and they don't care now!
“Live Free or Die”
—seizing his dog and killing his tropical fish. —
Hmmm. I see they are changing their tactics.
Whomever wrote this article did a terrible job.
“After he was released from the hospital and determined not to be a suicide risk, Corrigan says, police arrested him and put him in jail, where he remained for almost 2 weeks.
Could the writer not read an arrest warrant? On what charge was the man arrested? It would be nice to know!
Shoot the dog. He is Got damned lucky they didn’t shoot him.
In Maryland right next door to DC a police sniper shot and killed a veteran in a situation almost identical to this.Except the veteran wouldn’t come out of the house.
I hope he wins his case, but even if he does it will take years to get DC to pay up.
never call the police unless you want someone arrested or worse; protect and serve is no longer the motto
They wonder why we are angry.
You can bet that Officer "John Doe I" (and his union) would be quick to assert and demand that his own rights be upheld should he be called to task for his actions.
Things are falling apart around us.
Sounds like the officer should find another line of work.
Resets the rules of engagement, doesn't it?
Some pigs definitely think they are above the law.
This guy didn't call the police. He (unintentionally) called a suicide prevention hotline. We are forced to assume that a worker at the hotline called the cops.
The moral of this story is to always refuse to answer any questions about your firearms, no matter who is asking. I wouldn't tell an anonymous voice on the other end of the phone what my bank account numbers are...why would I tell them if I have a gun?
I agree with you, I was being sarcastic. The old rules in America no longer exist.
This veteran was calling a hot line for what he thought was for emotional support for military. This is now the era of Obama. Veterans are on the hot list for terrorism as well as “right wingers”, etc. The Constitution is passe, and don’t be surprised if there are more and more incidents like this in the news to put a chill on those who are not worshiping The One.
I thought jack booted thugs shoot the canines first. That was the MO in ‘93.
every single time I go to the V.A. Hospital for any kind of appointment, I am asked in the pre-screening if I am having any emotional problems or feelings of depression. My response is always this: I am a Christian. What would I have to be distressed about? Shuts them up every time!
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