Swat Team Gone Wild- Ohio Food Raid Update

The latest development in the Ohio Food Co-op Raid. The Buckeye Institute has taken up the cause.

Jacqueline Stowers husband is currently serving in Iraq and unable to protect his family from predatory government on the homefront.

Contact the “Vote Freedom First” President George W. Bush and ask him how this will look on his legacy!

Grim Excerpt:

On the morning of December 1, 2008, law enforcement officers forcefully entered the Stowers’ residence, without first announcing they were police or stating the purpose of the visit.

With guns drawn, officers swiftly and immediately moved to the upstairs of the home, finding ten children in the middle of a home-schooling lesson.

Officers then moved Jacqueline Stowers and her children to their living room where they were held for more than six hours.

Complete Link:

buckeyeinstitute.org/article/1284

Link to Buckeye Institute:

buckeyeinstitute.org/

The War On Dogs File -Part Something, Something Ad Nauseum

In a small town equipped with an Animal Control Department THE POLICE respond to a complaint about a “vicious dog” which had NOT bitten or harmed anyone but was sentenced to death because “he charged” and “showed his teeth”.

They fire a SHOTGUN TWICE in a residential neighborhood (presumably at close range) and leave the dead dog bagged by the side of the road.

The officer who pulled the trigger has been on the force for a year. Naturally, the Chief exonerates the behaviour of his officers.

Where are the 911 tapes and records for the alleged behaviour of this dog?  Remember, this a small town, presumably everyone more or less knows everyone and their business.

What are the CALEA policies for this type of response?

Complete link:

http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/3587273/

Tantalizing Excerpt:

Mount Olive woman lodges complaint after officer kills dog.

Mount Olive, N.C. — A Mount Olive woman says she does not understand why a police officer killed her dog.

Durham, a 45-pound Labrador retriever, was fatally shot Thursday.

Mangum said she questions why animal control officers were not called first to pick up the animal, instead of the police.

SWAT Team Gone Wild Update-Berwyn Heights MD File

The Berwyn Heights SWAT Team Home Invasion story will not die. CATO Institute held a symposium with Mayor Cheye Calvo as a featured speaker.

Podcast link:

http://www.cato.org/dailypodcast/podcast-archive.php?podcast_id=726

Introductory Excerpt:

The Prince George’s County police department is under fire for a recent drug raid on the home of Berwyn Heights mayor Cheye Calvo. Unbeknownst to Calvo, a box containing marijuana was delivered to his home. Shortly thereafter, police officers kicked in the front door and shot both of Calvo’s pet Labrador retrievers. The police have subsequently cleared Calvo of any wrongdoing but are unapologetic about their raid tactics. Are no-knock, paramilitary raids an appropriate tactic for drug investigations? Or do sudden, unannounced entries bring unnecessary violence to police investigations? Join us for a discussion of the Prince George’s incident and, more broadly, the militarization of police work in America.

Complete event MP3 link:

http://www.cato.org/event.php?eventid=5268

Coming Soon To A Neighborhood Near You!

 

You do not have to like what these people represent.

You do not have to agree with them.

You may even think they got what they deserve. 

But if you are a member of the RKBA community take a good look around your house.  What magazines do you read? NRA? GOA? The ridiculous, dreaded Soldier of Fortune?  Okay, how much ammunition do you have? How many parts kits for pistols, rifles and shotguns?

Are you by any chance one of those “kitchen table” reloaders?

Sometime in the “near recent future” you may just be labeled a threat to society.  Listen to what the attorney says.

Think about it.

Complete link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tqO3uirwlY

Tantalizing Excerpt:

More at http://www.theuptake.org. When The UpTake arrived at the home at 3240 17th Avve. South in Minneapolis, the police and city inspectors were boarding up the house. The city said they had to board up the house because the owner wasn’t available, but the owner was in jail.

SWAT Team Gone Wild (Part ….Whatever-Minneapolis Division )

Minneapolis SWAT Team honored for raiding wrong house. This was a pretty big story the end of  July in the Blogosphere, but this is the best video summary I have seen on Youtube.

Special Note: Prepare to repel boarders with slug loaded shotgun or better-180 grain .308 cartridge deer rifle.

They ALWAYS Shoot the Dog! Even Their OWN!

Good news. The death was accidental.  Unlike Berwyn, Maryland where the Police chased a pup into the Mayor’s kitchen and shot him (the pup) as he ran away.

There has got to be more to these stories. There cannot be as many dog shootings by as many different jurisdictions without some common training or psychological profile element at work.

If you can shoot a family pet, you might just qualify to be in Law Enforcement?

Tantalizing Excerpt:

A Scottsdale police dog was shot and killed by his handler on Friday, but police say they think the death was accidental.

Complete link with video news report:

 

http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2008/08/29/20080829abrk-policedog0830.html

The Parable of the Good Cop

Anybody remember Bill Clinton’s pledge to put a 100,000 new cops on the streets of America? 

Maybe he did but no one knew exactly what he meant.

Even as we watch the Olympics in our easy chairs, cops and former cops and wannabe cops fan out over the Internet and the countryside communicating their talking points about what constitutes the behaviour of a “Good American”

In the latest example it seems Marshal’ette Halloway, a moderator on the Downrange TV  message boards,got a midnight call from Officer Friendly at JBT.Gov who chastised her for her failings as moderator.

http://www.downrange.tv/forum/index.php?topic=3055.msg35196#msg35196

:But a very good friend of mine( retired undercover cop) had read the posts…… and he called me.. He scolded me for being stupid and posting something like that and ..after talking to him .. I decided to make sure everyone else “thought ” before they got ‘way out there” with their emotions. I deleted the “dab”..and wrote my post. ”

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Which, in turn, prompted her to write one of the most Kafkaesque posts I have witnessed in my 10 + years on Internet Message Boards-complete with incoherent code phrases urging us all to
avoid “racially charged” posts and not to “advocate violence” as though some how we all plot and plan to create mayhem at the drop of a hat. ( I thought Democrats already cornered that market anyway.)

All this brought to mind Mark Penman,our very own modern day Kafka, who scribed this little parable about a year before his untimely death. Remember, he wrote this before 9-11 and before Patricia Konie got mugged in the Hurricane Katrina debacle, before a SWAT Team shot a 92 year old woman in her home, before another SWAT Team got medals for their violent assault on an innocent family and even before we routinely strip searched Grandma at the nation’s airports.

Complete link:

http://www.ncc-1776.org/tle2000/libe85-20000814-02.html

Tantalizing Excerpt:

When he got home, he found that his side door had been bashed-in. Fearing the worst until he found a note from his wife, he then raced downstairs to check out his gun safe. It was ruined. And his prized pair of over-and-unders, the Perazzi and the Browning, were gone.

On the front of what remained of the safe’s door was a summons to appear in court. The firearms had been confiscated because he’d failed to re-register them as required under a new law passed a few months before.

So he charged over and confronted Franklin, and the screaming went on for almost an hour. Bob took it stoically, like the professional he prided himself on being. Over and over again, Bob emphasized that Steve should be thanking his lucky stars that the seizure took place under the new rules set down by the embattled Mayor, who wanted to cut down on negative headlines by reducing direct confrontations between the police and voters. Seriously, would Steve have preferred a night raid, with his wife and daughter at home? The Misdirection Detainment program was a perfect way to get at grow lamps, computer hard drives, guns, and the rest without the risk of generating unfortunate accidents. (Bob did not add, “or embarassing video,” but WebCams were becoming extremely popular home appliances, and you never knew where they could be hidden.) Finally, exhausted and shaky, his neighbor went home.

Bob had gone on his share of raids in the old days, and still had nightmares about the old hillbilly bat who thought that she should’ve been able to keep her beat Remington slide-action .22 in her kitchen cabinet because her Daddy had always done it that way back on the farm. Bob froze on the trigger when she started yanking the rifle out, but Phillips dumped half a magazine from his MP5 into her, knocking her out of her wig.

After four or five shots of bourbon at the cop bar by the precinct house, after the back-slappers finished sharing in his new celebrity and went away, Bob got the chance to ask Phillips why he’d been so cool under stress.

“Well, Linda’s coming up due with another boy, and my first kid is already seeing the orthodontist. You’re a single guy, so you probably stopped listening after hearing that Compliance Patrol gets you a fatter paycheck — but they also bump the caps on your Health bennies way up.

“I guess I can kinda feel a little sorry for the bitch, ’cause maybe she didn’t know the drill. But I can’t afford to get put back on wuss duty.

“If we’d left her standing after she pointed a gun at us, there woulda been hell to pay. Like they keep saying, the Patrol can’t work if we let perps fuck with us.” Bob nodded, and had another drink.

Just Say NO to SWAT Thug Attacks!

Just as the War On Alcohol generated more grief than good during Prohibition, the War On Drugs has finally come full circle as the Government Attacks the People in order to save them.

Commentary here:
http://www.examiner.com/a-1534390~Stop_using_SWAT_teams_on_civilians.html

Tantalizing Excerpt:

But like so many other SWAT team raids across the country, this one turned out to be a big mistake. After reviewing the case, State’s Attorney Glenn Ivey acknowledged that the Calvos were victims of a multistate drug ring that used innocent people’s names and addresses to hide shipments of contraband drugs. But the mayor and his family were also victims of a home invasion by the SWAT team, based entirely on what turned out to be a false premise.

In a groundbreaking study in 2006, former Cato policy analyst Radley Balko documented a disturbing pattern of cases across the country in which innocent citizens were killed by armed-to-the-teeth SWAT teams who either acted on the basis of wrong information from an informant or stormed the wrong house by mistake. “One thing I’ve noticed while picking through the depressingly long list of botched drug raids: The cops always shoot the dog,” Balko noted. Sure enough in the local case, Mayor Calvo and his family lost their two beloved black Labrador retrievers, but it could easily have been his own life or that of a family member that was lost. An apologetic “oops” from the responsible officials just doesn’t cut it anymore.

SWAT Team Gone Wild (ANOTHER Creepy Maryland Story)

This is geniunely creepy stuff.  These were Maryland STATE TROOPERS asking about ammunition purchases.  I do not know what conferences these goblin wannabees attend, but we, the public, have a right to know.

 

From David Codrea’s Waronguns:

http://waronguns.blogspot.com/2008/08/maryland-shooter.html#links

Tantalizing excerpt:

There are no laws in the State of Maryland whatsoever that cover the use of ammunition logs at the point of sale. None. This is pure policy intimidation on the part of local and State police and if you are in Maryland and presented with a requirement to sign such a log, REFUSE politely and call a lawyer.

There are no laws in the State of Maryland that restrict the type or quantity of ammunition you may possess. The only requirement is that you are not permitted to purchase handgun ammunition if under the age of 21. If the police show up and question you about your purchases or their quantities, REFUSE politely and call a lawyer. Request to see ID and demand to see a warrant.