Knight Need

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What do the police call someone who changes their stories multiple times and lies about what happened?

A> A criminal
B> A Law Enforcement Officer
Knight Need

Swat teams kills Marine, no film at 11

What's the term I've been accused of again?

Oh yeah, of being a Cop Hater, or a Cop Basher.

When the police murder a Marine in his own home, it's real hard for me not to hate.

A Marine whom the local Jack Booted Thugs (I'm sorry, Law Enforcement Officers) say fired first even though his safety was on was hit 60 times.

SIXTY. By what is supposed to be a god damn Police Department. Not a damned fire team, not but the opposing forces in Iraq. By POLICE OFFICERS. In his own damn home. For having the audacity to be armed when investigating folks breaking into it.

Oh, and they couldn't be bothered to treat his gun shot wounds, nor allow anyone else to treat them.
The Sheriff's Department operator said people at the scene wanted the medical help to stay back because they might be dealing with a "barricaded subject."
This is from the Cops that are already inside the damned home!

I don't hate Cops in general. But I sure as hell hate the Cops who murder my fellow citizens in their own homes.

Officer Safety has become all consuming. That's very cute. No, really, it is. It would be a serious thing for me, instead of a cute BS excuse, if cops didn't KILL US in the name of Officer Safety.

Are we at the point in our police state where we have to assume that the intruders at our door might have the protection of the government on their side?

What is a free citizen to do?
Knight Need

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Hounded to Death (from The Daily)
This article about the SEAL's war dogs mentions 79 SEALs going in. That's way above the capacity of 2 or even 4 Pave Hawks, but right in line with 2 of the retired Pave Lows.

A Secret Helo Used In Bin Laden Raid (from Defensetech.org)
This article speculates about the tail section left over from the raid.

The odd looking tail section we left at the compound points to a new stealthy chopper.
Pakistan Gets Rough With the Secret Helicopter
I'm guessing that it's about as large as the Pave Lows, look at the tractor pic.

Good to speculate that we didn't loose that capability.
Knight Need

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I've been preaching the dangers of the outgoing Democrats doing as they please until they leave office in January for over a year now.

They can do whatever they want without facing legal recourse. That's scary as hell.

Who knows what they will really do, all I know is we sure as hell can't take them at their word, even when they are speaking about screwing us.

Two responses to this over at Tam's place triggered further thought on the matter.

Boat Guy said...

"They can do whatever they want without facing legal recourse."

Beg to differ. Unless you want to quibble over what constitutes "legal recourse".
It's just possible that rope and lamposts might qualify as "legal recourse" under some circumstances

to which was replied:

Joanna said...

"It's just possible that rope and lamposts might qualify as "legal recourse" under some circumstances"

Allow me to say, just this once, that when you talk like that you're speculating about killing some mother's son.

It bothers me how casually such allusions get tossed around.

And don't give me grief about not caring enough or something like that; if things really were as bad as all that already, people wouldn't be talking about it. They'd be doing it. They're not yet; that tells me all I need to know about the situation so far. I pray it never gets to that point.

(Whaddya know, I made it to the afternoon.)

to which I just had to reply.

If they didn't plan to enslave and make helpless the sons of others mothers, the topic would never be breached.

When despots do as despots will, the answer is sometimes ropes or fire. It's not as if they didn't have the same opportunity to study history. No one forced them to pay attention to the wrong part of the lessons.

That nothing has happened is perhaps more a product of social programing than the lack of action by the despots.

No, I'm not volunteering to do anything, but if we do not discuss such things openly, they will be planned in private.
Knight Need

What Fifth Amendment?

So the feds are looking into prosecuting Johannes Mehserle, the cop who, in my opinion, executed Oscar Grant at a train station in Oakland.

You know, the same cop (Johannes Mehserle, don't forget his name, he killed someone for no good damn reason) that was already found guilty of killing Oscar Grant?

I know the Mehserle didn't get life, and I don't agree that he won't qualify for at least life in prison, but that little bitty Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America is pretty damn clear about not being tried for the same damn crime twice.
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

Unless the Bill of Rights protects dirt bags like Johannes Mehserle, it sure as hell isn't going to protect anyone else that's unpopular.

Now I understand our elected officials, including Congress critter Barbara Jean Lee, along with our very own Constitutional Scholar President Barack Hussein Obama II, take an old fashion oath to protect the Constitution of the United States of America.

Am I to believe that these wonderfully educated elected officials can't be bothered to read the Constitution of the United States of America? Nor it's Amendments?

Or should I believe that nice folks like them don't fully intend to uphold their oaths?

If only there was some label for people that betray their oaths of office, that violate the US Constitution.