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SWAT Sniper Paid The Price For Fantasizing About Killing Bundy Ranch Protesters
Western Journalism ^ | Jul 28, 2014 | B. Christopher Agee

Posted on 07/28/2014 4:18:55 PM PDT by Ray76

Following April’s standoff between federal agents and civilian protesters at the Bundy Ranch in Nevada, tensions on both sides of the issue remained high. What one law enforcement professional posted on social media regarding the incident, however, went far beyond the bounds of policy disagreement.

After publicly fantasizing about blowing a protester’s head off with his sniper rifle, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that [Officer Laws] was soon called out by fellow Facebook user J.L. Bourne.

According to sources within the department, he was transferred out of the SWAT team and placed on patrol duty.

(Excerpt) Read more at westernjournalism.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: banglist; blm; bundy; bundyranch; cops; nevada
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1 posted on 07/28/2014 4:18:55 PM PDT by Ray76
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To: Ray76

He SHOULD have lost his badge, gun, and any authority whatsoever to act as a “law enforcement officer.”


2 posted on 07/28/2014 4:20:35 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Ray76

That’s not much of a price.


3 posted on 07/28/2014 4:20:55 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Ray76
Great, now he can fantasize about blowing someones head off while on patrol.
4 posted on 07/28/2014 4:21:43 PM PDT by Husker24
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To: Husker24

Lock up yer dawgs!


5 posted on 07/28/2014 4:22:51 PM PDT by pingman ("The pendulum always swings.")
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To: Ray76

Of course, homeland security is full of these people.. and the irony is we’re supposed to be the threat.


6 posted on 07/28/2014 4:24:06 PM PDT by Track9 (hey Kalid.. kalid.. bang you're dead)
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To: pingman

Back when I prosecuted, I knew a SWAT office who did the same thing. He’d fantasize about a “head shot”. Real freak.


7 posted on 07/28/2014 4:24:43 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: EDINVA

Agreed. His kind stew in their own juices. Won’t be the last time we hear about this guy, and someone will pay for what idiot boy brought upon himself...


8 posted on 07/28/2014 4:25:00 PM PDT by W. (Leftists that elected a ThirdWorldPOS 4 Prez can't bitch 'cause their Prez now craps on them!)
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To: Ray76
The officers’ local union, however, is attempting to make a case that Laws and Quick were punished without due process.

And what of the due process of someone shot by these goons?

9 posted on 07/28/2014 4:25:37 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Ray76

So he is still in a position to kill someone under the color of authority? I wonder how many voters in LV are upset by this. Apparently not enough to actually affect the department’s decision making.


10 posted on 07/28/2014 4:26:08 PM PDT by RightOnTheBorder
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To: EDINVA

All swat teams should be disbanded. That or just declare war on all US citizens.


11 posted on 07/28/2014 4:26:48 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Ray76

And once again idiots and Facebook partner up to get the user into trouble. Thank goodness this time. I wonder if Lon Horiuchi has a Facebook page?


12 posted on 07/28/2014 4:27:32 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: EDINVA

That, and be a “prohibited person” from ever owning firearms too.

It’s one thing for us lowly citizens to think such things, as we would be facing murder charges if we ever acted on them. He IS a law enforcement officer and should never be allowed to possess or own a firearm as punishment for considering his fellow citizens legitimate targets.


13 posted on 07/28/2014 4:28:04 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: RightOnTheBorder

A am wondering when the big revolution comes which side will the National Guard, Police, and military be on?


14 posted on 07/28/2014 4:28:27 PM PDT by stubernx98 (cranky, but reasonable)
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To: RightOnTheBorder

A am wondering when the big revolution comes which side will the National Guard, Police, and military be on?


15 posted on 07/28/2014 4:28:56 PM PDT by stubernx98 (cranky, but reasonable)
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To: Ray76

He fantasizes about blowing people’s heads off. Whether you give him a .308 rifle or a handgun, he still has the means to blow heads off. The problem will not be remedied until this guy is put in a purely office-bound capacity, where his fantasies about blowing off heads cannot possibly come to fruition, at least in his official capacity.


16 posted on 07/28/2014 4:29:00 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Asperges me, Domine, hyssopo et mundabor, Lavabis me, et super nivem dealbabor.)
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To: EDINVA
He SHOULD have lost his badge, gun, and any authority whatsoever to act as a “law enforcement officer.”

You don't understand, the key word there is enforcement, not law.

Remember, they want you (the citizen) to
Stop, Drop, and Cower

17 posted on 07/28/2014 4:31:03 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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To: yorkiemom; null and void; laplata; Gluteus Maximus; Salvavida; Foundahardheadedwoman; baddog 219; ..

CWII Spark — Nor a spark, but more a warning; as one person upthread mused: “which side will the National Guard, Police, and military be on?”


18 posted on 07/28/2014 4:32:48 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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To: Ray76
"Officials within the department reportedly felt that condoning such behavior would only embolden a SWAT team behind three fatal shootings within the past year."

Gee, ya think?

19 posted on 07/28/2014 4:33:09 PM PDT by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: OneWingedShark

I’m not anti-cop. I’m anti bad/dirty cop.


20 posted on 07/28/2014 4:38:49 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: dynachrome

Except for the obvious fact that instructing all LEOs that every man, woman and child, in any situation is a liar and an imminent threat to them and should be look upon as the enemy .

And shooting people or dogs is fine, the department and politicians will smooth it over, no problem.


21 posted on 07/28/2014 4:40:12 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: Ray76

He should have been fired and disgraced for his anti-Taxpayer attitude. What a goon.


22 posted on 07/28/2014 4:42:05 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Delta Dawn
All swat teams should be disbanded. That or just declare war on all US citizens.

Swat teams do serve a purpose...

There are incidents that require their skill sets and training...

They just need to be used rarely and only when all other scenarios cannot work...

Probably about 5 % of current usage...

23 posted on 07/28/2014 4:42:15 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: EDINVA
I’m not anti-cop. I’m anti bad/dirty cop.

Serious question: Do you see cops routinely turning in dirty/bad cops? or do they instead tend to band together?
By refusing to cleanse the evil in their midst they allow evil therein to prosper.

But then, they occupy a higher tier in the American Caste System than you do, so they don't care so long as you respect their authority.

24 posted on 07/28/2014 4:43:03 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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To: Popman
Probably about 5 % of current usage...

5% of 50,000 is 2500.

Do you really think there were 2500 incidents in the US this last year justifying SWAT?
If there were, wouldn't you think the powers-that-be would tout them as the system worked in the War on Terror.

25 posted on 07/28/2014 4:47:10 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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To: Ray76

WHY wasn’t he FIRED? Sounds like a terrorist threat to me.


26 posted on 07/28/2014 4:47:36 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: OneWingedShark
My 5 % number was a WAG..

I had no idea there were 50,000 SWAT raids in the USA last year...

I hereby make my WAG 1 % <

27 posted on 07/28/2014 4:50:51 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Ray76
Some of these LE types that are arrogant are also ignorant. Many protesters are trained just as they are and some even armed as well as the SWAT members are. I think a few LE don't realize that fact.
28 posted on 07/28/2014 4:50:51 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: EDINVA

“I’m anti bad/dirty cop.”

I think that’s pretty much inclusive.


29 posted on 07/28/2014 4:54:30 PM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: Popman

With that small amount of usage, many departments could not afford or justify having a team. So, yes, most should be disbanded.


30 posted on 07/28/2014 4:58:14 PM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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To: RightOnTheBorder; dirtboy
The Vegas police swat team was nowhere near the stand-off scene between the uniformed Vegas police and the militia.

In reality it was the uniformed police who were under threat, fearing for their lives. And when Cliven Bundy gave the order to advance on the corral where the BLM officers were located, the Vegas police got out of their way.

After the incident played out, all of the Vegas police co-operated with federal authorities trying to identify which militia members needed to be prosecuted. No doubt they resented these events and no doubt the swat officer also resented it.

Here's a video of the confrontation between police and militia.

Police faced bloodbath at Bundy protest

31 posted on 07/28/2014 5:01:32 PM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: stubernx98; OneWingedShark
... which side will the National Guard, Police, and military be on?

If you need to raise the question the answer is obvious.

32 posted on 07/28/2014 5:06:03 PM PDT by kitchen (Even the walls have ears.)
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To: EDINVA

Exactly. Sounds like he is not fit to be a peace officer of any sort.


33 posted on 07/28/2014 5:07:41 PM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: Henry Hnyellar

——With that small amount of usage, many departments could not afford or justify having a team. So, yes, most should be disbanded.-——

Can’t agree more....


34 posted on 07/28/2014 5:15:37 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Husker24

Yeh that’s what I’m thinking. Now he can harass and intimidate the general public 8 hours a day. Great!


35 posted on 07/28/2014 5:34:07 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Popman

Yo Pop.... Make that SWAG. Sophisticated wild @zz guess.

‘oohrah


36 posted on 07/28/2014 5:40:00 PM PDT by willibeaux (de ole Korean War vet age 84)
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To: Ray76
any relation to Lon Horiuchi???
37 posted on 07/28/2014 5:40:13 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Ben Ficklin

“After the incident played out, all of the Vegas police co-operated with federal authorities trying to identify which militia members needed to be prosecuted. “

Which means next time both sides will be wearing full face masks, not just SWAT


38 posted on 07/28/2014 5:44:38 PM PDT by wrench
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To: wrench
"Which means next time"

Correct. They show up trying to keep the peace, doing everything they can to prevent escalation and the militia attacks.

That can happen only once or twice. Its not much different from what is happening in Palestine.

39 posted on 07/28/2014 5:56:12 PM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: Ray76
Facebook user J.L. Bourne.

J. Bourne??

Jason Bourne???

Sounds like Officer Laws isn't the only one indulging in a bit of fantasy.

40 posted on 07/28/2014 6:41:58 PM PDT by SunTzuWu
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To: Ray76; Alaska Wolf; TexasFreeper2009; DCBryan1; Slings and Arrows; Doomonyou; napscoordinator; ...
JBT Ping list


41 posted on 07/28/2014 6:46:19 PM PDT by null and void (If Bill Clinton was the first black president, why isn't Barack Obama the first woman president?)
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To: Ray76
Just for the 'record':


Las Vegas SWAT officer Russell Laws, 41, took to Facebook just hours after the April 12 standoff between federal and local officers and armed protesters ended without bloodshed.
42 posted on 07/28/2014 7:09:04 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: Tainan
The LEO Union is protesting the change: Officers kicked off SWAT after Bundy comment
43 posted on 07/28/2014 7:11:02 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: EDINVA
He SHOULD have lost his badge, gun, and any authority whatsoever to act as a “law enforcement officer.”

Many on FR have accused me of being uncritically pro-LEOs.
I don't hesitate a second before agreeing with the above statement.
If the authority to kill is enjoyed, that person is absolutely in the wrong profession.

44 posted on 07/28/2014 7:16:18 PM PDT by publius911 ( Politicians come and go... but the (union) bureaucracy lives and grows forever.)
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To: Ray76; All
sounds like an real Lon Horiuchi wannabe...

http://reason.com/archives/1993/10/01/ambush-at-ruby-ridge/


45 posted on 07/28/2014 7:27:00 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a weapon...0'Mullah / "Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: OneWingedShark; All
“Did you really think we want those laws observed?" said Dr. Ferris. "We want them to be broken.
You'd better get it straight that it's not a bunch of boy scouts you're up against... We're after power
and we mean it... There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the
power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals one makes them.
One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without
breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What's there in that for anyone?
But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced or objectively interpreted
– and you create a nation of law-breakers – and then you cash in on guilt. Now that's the system,
Mr. Reardon, that's the game, and once you understand it, you'll be much easier to deal with.”

...Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged
46 posted on 07/28/2014 7:29:24 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a weapon...0'Mullah / "Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: stubernx98

There will always be those at the edge of the bell curve. Don’t doubt the patriotism of those willing to sacrifice their life for YOU.


47 posted on 07/28/2014 7:59:17 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: stubernx98

I figure 90% will be on the side that signs their checks. Remember that ever so often a few cops will be busted for being involved with warning or otherwise helping drug dealers do business.

I saw it as a kid before drugs when bootlegging was a big business in my state. Local sheriff pulled up and parked next to me and a friend and waited till a local bootlegger parked next to him and the cop unloaded booze from his car that he had seized from the bootlegger’s competitor the night before. Then cash changed hands. He was the county sheriff and I was 6 feet away.

The sheriff was found some months later bullet riddled and his car torched. No one was charged let alone tried. Everyone knew he was dirty and figured he got what he had coming. True story. Nothing has changed except the money paid is now bigger.

I know from seeing it up close and personal, other stories. I wasn’t always a Christian.


48 posted on 07/28/2014 11:03:18 PM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: Ben Ficklin

Bump for later. Thanks for the link.


49 posted on 07/28/2014 11:21:17 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Ray76; harpseal; TexasCowboy; nunya bidness; blackie; AAABEST; Travis McGee; Squantos; wku man; ...
Just another Rambo-wannabe with an ego and a badge.

Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!

50 posted on 07/29/2014 6:59:53 AM PDT by Joe Brower (The "American People" are no longer capable of self-governance.)
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