Civil Forfeiture 101, Ably Taught by Prof. John Oliver

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Yes There Is Such a Policy – Its Called the First Amendment

From Raw Story:

A spokesman for the Indiana State Police said there was no specific policy against troopers handing out religious materials.

Just think for a second about what sort of story would require that sentence to appear therein.

Well…

An Indiana woman says a state trooper pulled her over this summer and asked if she had accepted Jesus Christ as her personal lord and savior.

She filed a federal lawsuit with the American Civil Liberties Union against Hamilton, claiming the trooper violated her First and Fourth Amendment rights.

Countdown to Fox ‘News’ going 24/7 with ‘war on christian cops’ fake umbrage in 3…2…1….

And Again: Cops Wonder Why Real People Hate Them

From Raw Story:

A Boston police officer has been identified as the man behind an offensive Facebook page that attacked LGBT people, Jews, women and people of different races.

A WCVB investigation determined that Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Police Officer Jason Barriteau had created the offensive Facebook page using “Al Sharpton” as an alias.

The station said that most of the scores of images posted by Barriteau were too offensive to be shown on the air, but several of the examples showed him mocking people with Down Syndrome, homosexuals, transgendered people, and he also posted an image of a man titled “The Rape Train Stops for No One.”

There were also examples of comments attacking obese people, Hispanics, and Asians. In one case, Barriteau is pictured wearing a T-shirt with the Pillsbury Doughboy sporting an Adolf Hitler mustache, and the words “White Flour.”

Countdown to some pre-Cambrian life form on Fox ‘News’ defending the thug’s free speech rights in 3…2…1….

Ever Wonder Why It Wasn’t Just the King and Queen Who Were Beheaded During the French Revolution?

Because the rot of arrogance always goes right down to the lowest levels of government – and their spawn.

We now head back to Philly where the story of the obnoxious white gay-bashers is in progress – and getting worse:

[W]e’re learning a lot about the defendants, especially Bucks County’s Kathryn Knott, who, for whatever reason, still hasn’t deactivated her awful Twitter account.

Knott may have gotten special treatment in a 2012 road incident thanks to her dad, who just happens to be Chalfont Township Police Chief Karl Knott. (Note: At the time of the tweets, Knott was on the Abington Township police force.)

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She also says he let her kick down a door in a raid:

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I wonder if it was a no-knock warrant raid, eh?

You know…

The kind that apparently trump people’s right to stand their ground in their own homes when they see and hear what any rational person would believe is a home invasion?

On Friday, May 9, 2014, just after 5:30am in Killeen, Texas, Marvin Louis Guy was the target of a no knock raid.

The officers were looking for drugs, yet none were found in the home.  There was some questionable paraphernalia, but nothing indicative of drug dealing- or anything damning enough for a reasonable person to feel the need to take an officers life.

Unfortunately the danger of no-knock raids is real. just ask the parents of baby Bou or the family of Detective Dinwiddie.

Detective Dinwiddie was one of the SWAT officers who broke into Guy’s house on May 9th, based on a seemingly bogus informant tip off about drugs being dealt from the home.

Likely alarmed by the men climbing through his windows at 5:30 in the morning, Guy and his wife sought to protect themselves and their property and fired on the intruders- in self defense.

And I wonder if this photo that the obnoxious, special-rights-for-police-families-laden gay-basher posted was taken immediately after the raid that daddums let her play kop in?

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Or maybe before?

I know what my reaction would be if some overly-privileged, arrogant drunk was to kick down my front door – day or night.

Just sayin’….

And I wonder how much money that the hospital that she works for will spend on lawyers (instead of healthcare) to avoid paying damages to patients whose privacy she invaded and whose dignity she erased via many, many, many other tweets?

This is the Future that Leonard Cohen Saw

It is murder alright – and it won’t be prosecuted.

Stunning news out of Ohio. Special prosecutor Mark Piepmeier has announced that after three days of grand jury testimony, there will be no indictments in the shooting death of John Crawford III, which took place inside an Ohio Walmart in August.

No More Perhaps

Even if the Philadelphia gay bashers are not one-percenters by asset, at least one of them is a one-percenter by arrogance:

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Knotthead is the woman (I wonder if the radphlegm trans-exterminationists are going to try to claim that she must be trans; after all, only ‘men’ are violent, right?) among the three people charged.

Arrest warrants have been approved for Philip Williams, 24, Kevin Harrigan, 26, and Katherine Knott, 24, all of Bucks County, according to the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office.

Each is charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and criminal conspiracy.

On Tuesday night, Action News asked Lt. John Stanford why police didn’t arrest the suspects immediately.

“Well, it’s a situation of which the attorneys made communication with us to bring the clients from the first place, as a courtesy[“]

Damn.  She must be a cop.  That almost sounds like the special treatment that Ferguson, Missouri police thug Darren Wilson is getting from the St. Louis County authorities.

Action News has confirmed suspect Kathryn Knott is the daughter of Chalfont, Bucks County Police Chief Karl Knott.

Close enough.

Arrogance never falls too far from the tree – whether by money or by badge.

Blue Religion

That’s the term – given by a commenter to this Texas Observer item – for the insanity that a substantial portion of the populace noe adheres to: “believing cops can do no wrong, if a cop says it, it must be true.”

One of the many disturbing facts that have come to light in the weeks since Michael Brown was killed by a police officer is that for all the crime data tracked by the government, there is no central record kept of law enforcement use of deadly force. Individuals and groups have been making their own databases, but a citizen would need to file open records requests to learn about his or her community.

You may have asked yourself, “Was Michael Brown’s killing lawful? And could an unlawful shooting happen in my hometown?”

Well, good news, if you live in Houston. The Texas Observer has looked at the numbers and the answer is, no. Your police force cannot wrongly shoot you.

Hint: If you can’t smell sarcasm there, then you’re either an adherent to Blue Religion or you need a nose transplant – or both.

Sarcasm…

you know, like when someone gets up to a podium and says, “And now I’d like to say a few nice words about [     ].  I’d like to, but I can’t.”

The above is simply the Observer’s sarcastic interpretation of what someone – or some cops – could spin all of the ‘investigations’ that have taken place in Houston over the last decade to mean,

The department clears itself, so – of course – the department is innocent.

Toothless review boards can’t gather any info beyond what the department claimed cleared itself, so – of course – the department is innocent.

And so on, and so on, and so on….