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Off-duty cop fired gun at driver who irritated him
The Daily Caller ^ | 10-7-2013 | Robby Soave

Posted on 10/07/2013 10:38:29 PM PDT by servo1969

An off-duty federal officer who fired his gun at a car that cut him off has a history of aggressive behavior, according to news reports.

Angel Echevarria, an officer with the Department of Homeland Security, was recently arrested and charged with aggressive assault and shooting into an occupied vehicle in Boca Raton, Fla. after opening fire on a red Toyota that had committed a traffic infraction.

According to the arrest affidavit, Echevarria claimed he was trying to shoot the tires of the Toyota to prevent it from fleeing the scene. But authorities concluded that too much time has elapsed between the traffic violation and the shooting to justify the latter. There were three people in the Toyota, including a two-year-old child, NBC news reports.

“There’s no reason to do that,” said former New York State Patrol Captain Robert Buchholz, in a statement to local news. “Not for an off-duty police officer, a federal officer or a civilian.”

The details of Echevarria’s arrest were not immediately released, causing one local news outlet to accuse the authorities of protecting the federal officer.

Echevarria is no stranger to controversy. Sean Davis, a contributor to The Daily Caller, reported a strange encounter with him in 2008. Davis claimed that Echevarria crashed into his car, threatened him and violated his rights. He pressed the city of Alexandria, Va. to investigate the incident, but no report was ever released.

“I strongly believe that Mr. Echevarria used his position as an armed federal officer to intimidate me into giving up my rights and liberties,” wrote Davis.

The Boca Raton Police Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.


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Bet he can't believe his chief doesn't have his back. I also bet he feels certain he will walk when this blows over.
1 posted on 10/07/2013 10:38:29 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

Misleading headline. He’s not a cop he’s a Federal agent. Who ought to be doing time in a FedMob prison real soon.


2 posted on 10/07/2013 10:43:31 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: servo1969
Better three people should die than the guilty escape. The guy was with Homeland Security after all. They must have been terrorists.



Please, God, tell me I don't need a sarcasm tag on that...

3 posted on 10/07/2013 10:57:48 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: servo1969

One of the kenyan occupation troops letting off a little steam in the native village.


4 posted on 10/07/2013 11:27:14 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: servo1969
Police Officers Are 3 Times More Likely to Commit Murder than CCW Permit Holders
5 posted on 10/07/2013 11:30:06 PM PDT by RC one
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To: servo1969

If Homeland Security Officers are not allowed to murder random strangers at will, it will mean that the Terrorists have won.


6 posted on 10/08/2013 12:14:45 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Gun Control Haiku: Say "Registration" / And they call you paranoid / So say "Privacy")
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To: arthurus

“One of the kenyan occupation troops letting off a little steam in the native village.”
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Maybe so, but I noted that American cops, even in small bedroom communities, were turning into jack-booted thugs back in the late 90s, just before I left.
Since I bought a sat dish last year and started watching movies for the first time in 8 years, I notice that “spectacular” violence has gone up unimaginable levels, and the once “good old boys on the beat” have turned into Nazi storm-troopers. I have also noted that the number of Afros in movies has exploded.


7 posted on 10/08/2013 12:16:38 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: AlexW

Did it suddenly get stupid in here?


8 posted on 10/08/2013 12:21:05 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Gun Control Haiku: Say "Registration" / And they call you paranoid / So say "Privacy")
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To: Haiku Guy
Did it suddenly get stupid in here?

Who's stupid? Do you actually believe Hollywood does things randomly?

9 posted on 10/08/2013 12:33:39 AM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: servo1969

on the other hand...it is Boca Raton....


10 posted on 10/08/2013 1:02:55 AM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: AlexW
I noted that American cops, even in small bedroom communities, were turning into jack-booted thugs back in the late 90s

My own small city has missed out on the developments we have both noticed all too much. This sheriff's department weeds out the video gamers and other sorts of psychos quickly if any get past the psych tests and the sheriff has a lot of influence with the city cops. It was pretty bad out on the Beach until a few years ago when their chief quit and ran for sheriff and was beaten better than 2-1 (The sitting sheriff did not even do ads). Now the Beach police are very much what the cops of our youth were. The only SWAT type activity is from the State and from the Feds and is heavily discouraged by the sheriff(the last 3 sheriffs, actually) and are rare.

11 posted on 10/08/2013 1:24:43 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: servo1969

Angel Echevarria,


12 posted on 10/08/2013 1:53:48 AM PDT by NoLibZone (The reason we are where we are today is the belief that posting on a website will fix the nation.)
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To: arthurus

I’m not understanding what you are saying. Are you saying there is something wrong with people who play video games?


13 posted on 10/08/2013 1:55:58 AM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: AlexW

Keep a mental note of what web sites and news channels you watch and what you read online. If following societal news and in particular crime, you have to be careful because you are oversampling. It will send you into a spiral of depression.

Not all black people want to kill you and not all cops are going to shoot your dog or shoot your grandparents during a 4:00 am no-knock raid.

It’s a real problem on FR, people need to temper their information intake to include normal stuff too.


14 posted on 10/08/2013 2:05:31 AM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: Usagi_yo

“Keep a mental note of what web sites and news channels you watch”
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Yes, I understand the confusion in media and societal information today. American society and culture appear to be in a total upheaval. Since I have been an expat since 2004, I get the majority of my news on FR, as well as Drudge.
I do have FOX news, via G-sat, but am not so pleased with them now. Everything I see and read is so depressing.


15 posted on 10/08/2013 2:41:02 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: Usagi_yo

I am saying that many who have grown up playing video games are conscience free and quick on the trigger. In arrest situations they skip all the steps and go first for the gun. The widespread use of drones is ominous for the same reasons. That portion of the gaming population that is the preferred resource for drone operation are those soulless videogamers. If you take offense at this that has become something of a truism then I suspect you have noticed some of the same tendencies in yourself. It is not all gamers, of course, not even totally all of the 100% gamers, but it is a large enough population to be dangerous. Many of them are positively recruited into the army and many go into police work because it is like video games to them. They are sociopaths, psychopaths that are made, not born.
http://thepermit.blogspot.com/


16 posted on 10/08/2013 2:45:34 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: arthurus

Empirical observations tend to suffer a bit from confirmation bias.

I tend towards believing that it is more of a generational angst nurtured by being constantly pelted with sensationalism, belligerence, social horrors and an ever increasing feeling of dread for the future.

Oh yea, joblessness, hopelessness, increasingly watered down educational standards and the breakdown of the family structure that has been genetically breed into us for more than 10 millennium has more to do with it then a video game.

Maybe we’re all violent because of too much Bugs Bunny and the Road Runner. *beep* *beep*


17 posted on 10/08/2013 3:51:09 AM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: Usagi_yo
Scott, the author of that book, is the father of the CCW carrier so egregiously shot down by police at the Cosco in Vegas. He jumped off from that to study the whole area of policing and the psychology of the new cops. The book is a novelization of it. In the novel and outside of it he has a lot to say about the real life situation. And no, it has very little to do with Road-Runner. I have seen the mindset in friends of my son. Two of them enlisted before the Obaminization of the military. They were gamers since they first got into it when they were little. The army washed both of them out for mental problems before they were to finish basic. My son is also a confirmed gamer and, because of his buds he is concerned about the drone operators because the gamers are the best with it and he says the ones(newish guys) he knows in his unit have no souls and would shoot you in a blink.
That is not a blanket condemnation of gamers. I submit that it covers a large percentage, though, maybe 10% or more. I have noticed the characteristic in some gamer folks I have got to know briefly as a security guard at a resort condo.

I believe that characteristic is one reason the Regime is trying to substitute drones for infantry. Infantry guys, especially spec forces, are not reliable agents of the regime. They tend to be more Constitutional in their outlook. And they still have souls.

18 posted on 10/08/2013 4:11:38 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: servo1969

That area is notoriously difficult to navigate. I sometimes sit for ages trying to exit the mall, and sometimes pull out “just in time” to get into the traffic on Glades. My suspicion is that the victims in this case probably did something like that, and happened to cut off the wrong maniac.

That being said, I just completed my CCW and NRA Basic Practical, and on EVERY PAGE of all the pamphlets and even the owners manual of my antique colt, are warnings, warnings, warnings about safety.

AND I had to fill out a questionnaire about my past, swear that I have never been in trouble either legally or mentally, and have a background check done, printed and photographed.

Evidently, such safeguards are not in place to be a Homeland Security Agent.

YIKES!


19 posted on 10/08/2013 4:14:00 AM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: Haiku Guy
Did it suddenly get stupid in here?

He who thinks before he writes,
might be right after he thinks.

20 posted on 10/08/2013 4:31:55 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: servo1969

OMG, there must have been a dog in the car.


21 posted on 10/08/2013 4:33:56 AM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: servo1969

Sounds like a case of ‘roid rage, maybe.


22 posted on 10/08/2013 4:36:44 AM PDT by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: servo1969
According to the arrest affidavit, Echevarria claimed he was trying to shoot the tires of the Toyota to prevent it from fleeing the scene. But authorities concluded that too much time has elapsed between the traffic violation and the shooting to justify the latter.

Wow...so if he had shot out their tires sooner all would be OK? I'll be sure to keep that in mind next time somebody cuts me off. /s

23 posted on 10/08/2013 6:27:26 AM PDT by lwd
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To: servo1969

Just Obama’s government by force


24 posted on 10/08/2013 7:19:50 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought
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To: Oberon

Shutdown Rage Syndrome. Now he can get disability.


25 posted on 10/08/2013 7:20:27 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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