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Fire chief shot by cop in Ark. court over tickets
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090903/ap_on_re_us/us_shot_in_court ^ | 09/03/2009 | JON GAMBRELL

Posted on 09/03/2009 8:56:33 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour

JERICHO, Ark. – It was just too much, having to return to court twice on the same day to contest yet another traffic ticket, and Fire Chief Don Payne didn't hesitate to tell the judge what he thought of the police and their speed traps. The response from cops? They shot him. Right there in court.

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1 posted on 09/03/2009 8:56:33 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour
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Did the judge and jury make time for the murder (or assault if he didn’t die) case that happened before their eyes?

That would be a great chance to show that there REALLY is a right to a speedy trial. (I’m off to read the details now.)


2 posted on 09/03/2009 9:00:03 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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A thread with a few comments on this story here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2331576/posts


3 posted on 09/03/2009 9:00:16 PM PDT by JLS
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I know for a fact that sometimes there is some friction between the cops & firemen.

In this instance I wonder what will happen if a fire breaks out at the police station or a cop's home?

4 posted on 09/03/2009 9:00:46 PM PDT by prophetic (God, let 0Bama and his evil plans for this country fail & let him be utterly disgraced like HAMAN!!)
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And to think, federal grant money made all this possible!


5 posted on 09/03/2009 9:02:33 PM PDT by M1911A1
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Whole world’s gone insane.


6 posted on 09/03/2009 9:03:51 PM PDT by TheZMan ("I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.")
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Sounds like an example of a town that shouldn’t be a town.


7 posted on 09/03/2009 9:04:03 PM PDT by Vindibudd
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

More Guns, Less Crime - John Lott

Fewer Cops, Less Crime - AlmaKing


8 posted on 09/03/2009 9:04:08 PM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Someone told me that in the early days of cars, police officers didn’t want to be traffic enforcers because the antagonism with the public would hurt their ability to serve the public.

Sounds like this town’s police force exists as a graft organization to prove that assertion true.


9 posted on 09/03/2009 9:04:26 PM PDT by Bogey78O (Don't call them jihadis. Call them irhabis. Tick them off, don't entertain their delusion.)
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To: OneWingedShark

Upon reading the WHOLE story, I have to say it’d be fine with me if the citizens killed these abusive mobsters and that was that.

{I’m not feeling very merciful right now.}


10 posted on 09/03/2009 9:04:43 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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Some people need killin. You sure it wasn’t in Texas?


11 posted on 09/03/2009 9:04:46 PM PDT by nufsed (Release the birth certificate, passport, and school records.)
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Google Jericho, Arkansas, select maps, then choose satellite view. 7 cops for this podnunk wide spot in the road is the height of stupidity.


12 posted on 09/03/2009 9:06:37 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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The police department should not only be disbanded, they should all be in jail, awaiting charges for a) attempted murder, b) assault with a deadly weapon, c) conspiracy to commit murder, d) public mayhem.


13 posted on 09/03/2009 9:07:30 PM PDT by NVDave
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174 residents in the town and SEVEN police officers?

Now, after the shooting, the Police Force is suspended by the Chief "until things cool down", and the county Sheriff department is able to patrol the town just fine?

They should have figured this out a long time ago.

14 posted on 09/03/2009 9:10:30 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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Sounds like these 7 guys had really cushy jobs with a good bit of relative power. Then they had to go kill the goose that laid the golden eggs.

Well, back to doing productive work and not writing tickets to support their salary.


15 posted on 09/03/2009 9:18:08 PM PDT by Bogey78O (Don't call them jihadis. Call them irhabis. Tick them off, don't entertain their delusion.)
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me thinks that the Police chief, mayor, judge, and cops got some splanin to do.... an it will probably be to the feds they will be talkin!


16 posted on 09/03/2009 9:18:57 PM PDT by Americanwolf ("Mary Jo Kopechne finally gets to face Ted, on her ground")
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To: Jeff Head

Here’s what must be one of the great legal understatements of all time, from the attorney representing the victim:
“I know that he was unarmed and I know he was shot,” Fishman said. “None of that sounds too good for the city to me.”


17 posted on 09/03/2009 9:23:24 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: Jeff Head

Google New Rome, Ohio. Same story until the Ohio legislature disbanded the town.


18 posted on 09/03/2009 9:26:16 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

It sounds like a racket... good grief!


19 posted on 09/03/2009 9:38:14 PM PDT by John123 (If Teddy was the lion of the senate... then we were the prey.)
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Rule of law only works when the laws are somewhere in the vicinity of reasonable.

People can’t stand for this sort of tyranny.


20 posted on 09/03/2009 9:43:44 PM PDT by Marie2 (The second mouse gets the cheese.)
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To: nufsed

We believe in the “Good Neighbor” attitude here in Texas.

Good neighbors do not interfere in others lives.


21 posted on 09/03/2009 9:53:18 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Texas has yet to learn submission to any oppression, come from what source it may. -Sam Houston)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

When I read the first part of this I thought it was a hoax...

How sad that it wasn’t.


22 posted on 09/03/2009 10:17:48 PM PDT by Freddd (Government run health care=paying more and being denied what we already have.)
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The police departmet is finaced by the fines they issue, a sick situation.
23 posted on 09/03/2009 10:23:53 PM PDT by oyez ( damnant quod non intelligunt)
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It's unclear exactly what happened next, but Martin said an argument between Payne and the seven police officers who attended the hearing apparently escalated to a scuffle, ending when an officer shot Payne from behind.

Doctors in Memphis, Tenn., removed a .40-caliber bullet from Payne's hip bone, Martin said. Another officer suffered a grazing wound to his finger from the bullet.

Martin declined to name the officer who shot Payne. It's unclear if the officer has been disciplined.

Prosecutor Lindsey Fairley said Thursday that he didn't plan to file any felony charges against the officer or Payne.

24 posted on 09/03/2009 10:30:53 PM PDT by DaveTesla (You can fool some of the people some of the time......)
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Prosecutor Lindsey Fairley said Thursday that he didn't plan to file any felony charges against the officer or Payne. Fairley, reached at his home, said Payne could face a misdemeanor charge stemming from the scuffle, but that would be up to the city's judge. He said he didn't remember the name of the officer who fired the shot.

Unreal level of rank corruption here. The victim is subject to charges, the shooter cop is literally forgotten. This town has a far bigger problem than just excess traffic tickets.

25 posted on 09/03/2009 11:24:03 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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Re:”I know for a fact that sometimes there is some friction between the cops & firemen.”

As recent as a few years ago in France the gendarmes and firemen fought each other in street riots over some public policy dispute. We can always look to the French to make the day look a little brighter.

These things are going to happen when public servants forget to charge their Tazers during disorderly conduct encounters (sarcasm).

We seriously need to consider free market policing services in this country. Actions such as this come from a monopoly-induced entitlement attitude. Voting is no longer an adequate tool for firing failed public servants and their foot troops. I’d be willing to bet this wasn’t the first sign of corruption and arrogance on the part of those public servants.


26 posted on 09/04/2009 7:22:24 AM PDT by LibTeeth
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To: prophetic

Actually, I’m thinking it’s more like WHEN the fire breaks out at the police station and the chief’s house.


27 posted on 09/04/2009 9:26:26 AM PDT by Still Thinking (If ignorance is bliss, liberals must be ecstatic!)
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Our town is at I think 1.1 officers per thousand residents and I see them all over the place. Can't imagine what it would be like at 40 officers per thousand.
28 posted on 09/04/2009 9:28:52 AM PDT by Still Thinking (If ignorance is bliss, liberals must be ecstatic!)
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Prosecutor Lindsey Fairley said Thursday that he didn't plan to file any felony charges against the officer or Payne.

Or Payne??? Bet that's a load off his mind, to know that when someone shoots him while attending court, he doesn't have to worry about getting charged with a crime! [facepalm]

29 posted on 09/04/2009 9:32:22 AM PDT by Still Thinking (If ignorance is bliss, liberals must be ecstatic!)
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“Nothing to see here folks, move along.”


30 posted on 09/04/2009 10:49:41 PM PDT by gigster
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Juuuuuust another isolated incident, courtesy of the biggest gang of union thugs in America.


31 posted on 09/05/2009 1:13:05 PM PDT by ellery (It's a free country.)
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