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ATF rids Univ. of ninja threat (University of Georgia)
Red and Black ^ | 4-12-2006 | CAROLINE ERVIN

Posted on 04/12/2006 1:02:51 PM PDT by Cagey

ATF agents are always on alert for anything suspicious — including ninjas.

Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearm agents, on campus Tuesday for Project Safe Neighborhoods training, detained a “suspicious individual” near the Georgia Center, University Police Chief Jimmy Williamson said.

Jeremiah Ransom, a sophomore from Macon, was leaving a Wesley Foundation pirate vs. ninja event when he was detained.

After being held in investigative detention, he was found to have violated no criminal laws and was not arrested.

“It was surreal,” Ransom said. “I was jogging from Wesley to Snelling when I heard someone yell ‘freeze.’”

Ransom said he thought a friend was playing a joke before he realized officers had guns drawn and pointed at him.

ATF agents had noticed Ransom’s suspicious behavior and clothing and gave chase, apprehending him, Williamson said.

“Agents noticed someone wearing a bandanna across the face and acting in a somewhat suspicious manner, peeping around the corner,” said ATF special agent in charge Vanessa McLemore.

Ransom was wearing black sweatpants and an athletic T-shirt with one red bandanna covering the bottom half of his face and another covering the top of his head, Williamson said.

“Seeing someone with something across the face, from a federal standpoint — that’s not right,” McLemore said, explaining why agents believed something to be amiss.

Agents noticed Ransom peering around a corner and said when police sirens sounded, he took off running.

After chasing Ransom and identifying themselves, ATF agents detained him, turning him over once University Police arrived, McLemore said.

Ransom said Williamson told him the incident should not have been handled in such a manner and he would file a complaint with the ATF.

“I was in shock, to say the least,” Ransom said.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: academialist; atf; banglist; donutwatch; educationlist; highereducation; jackbootedthugs; jbt; jbts; libertarians; students; uga
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1 posted on 04/12/2006 1:02:53 PM PDT by Cagey
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This photo, taken by a student’s camera phone, shows ATF officials pinning down Jeremiah Ransom in front of Snelling dining hall. He was coming from a pirate vs. ninja event at the Wesley Foundation and was not arrested. (Kathleen Ruark | The Red & Black)

2 posted on 04/12/2006 1:04:14 PM PDT by Cagey (You don't pay taxes - they take taxes. ~Chris Rock)
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To: Cagey

Did they confiscate his sword?


3 posted on 04/12/2006 1:04:20 PM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: Cagey

Hooray for the ATF.

Maybe they will get a medal for this one.


4 posted on 04/12/2006 1:04:31 PM PDT by Supernatural (When they come a wull staun ma groon, Staun ma groon al nae be afraid)
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To: Cagey
Seeing someone with something across the face, from a federal standpoint — that’s not right,”

Arrest Bill Clinton, then --his cheek features Hillary's hand across it often enough...

5 posted on 04/12/2006 1:04:38 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Cagey
There must be alot of arrest on Halloween with all them Ninja Turtles running around...
6 posted on 04/12/2006 1:04:44 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - They want to die for Islam, and we want to kill them.)
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To: Cagey
He's lucky Chuck Norris wasn't called in.


7 posted on 04/12/2006 1:05:51 PM PDT by SquirrelKing (Contrary to popular belief, America is not a democracy, it is a Chucktatorship.)
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To: Supernatural

And notice that in the photo they have the kid handcuffed yet they still have to have the obligatory knee smashing the fact into the concrete maneuver.


8 posted on 04/12/2006 1:07:26 PM PDT by Cagey (You don't pay taxes - they take taxes. ~Chris Rock)
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To: Cagey
Has anyone ever heard of the ATF arresting an actual BAD GUY?

Do they do anything except burn people and harass everyday folks for infringing on arcane regulations?

9 posted on 04/12/2006 1:07:40 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Cagey

And why were no pirates arrested? This is clearly a case of racial profiling. And what is a pirates versus ninjas event anyway?


10 posted on 04/12/2006 1:08:12 PM PDT by flying Elvis
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To: Cagey
fact=face

Or maybe, a smashed in face becomes a fact after the fact?
11 posted on 04/12/2006 1:08:43 PM PDT by Cagey (You don't pay taxes - they take taxes. ~Chris Rock)
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To: Cagey
I wonder if all the ATF agents will turn in their Baklava's? (?sp)
12 posted on 04/12/2006 1:08:58 PM PDT by thinkthenpost
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To: gaijin

They collect much data on law-abiding persons for later abuse, burning, and harassment.


13 posted on 04/12/2006 1:09:33 PM PDT by No.6 (www.fourthfightergroup.com)
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To: Cagey
We can thank the NRA for going along with this "project safe neighborhoods" crap. Also President Bush and AG Gonzales, if that is how you spell his name.

All of our LEO's are turning into military organizations or TV cowboy wannabees.

14 posted on 04/12/2006 1:09:44 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: Cagey; Squantos

Lookee at them wingtip jackboots.... whooowheee!


Thugs, pure and simple.


15 posted on 04/12/2006 1:09:58 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Cagey
We can thank the NRA for going along with this "project safe neighborhoods" crap. Also President Bush and AG Gonzales, if that is how you spell his name.

All of our LEO's are turning into military organizations or TV cowboy wannabees.

16 posted on 04/12/2006 1:10:00 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: Cagey

yeah, right. seeing someone with something over their face is cause for suspicion now? isn't a face mask stadard issue for all atf/jbt "agents"?


17 posted on 04/12/2006 1:10:01 PM PDT by absolootezer0 ("My God, why have you forsaken us.. no wait, its the liberals that have forsaken you... my bad")
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To: Cagey
“Seeing someone with something across the face, from a federal standpoint — that’s not right,”

Unless of course your are an illegal alien......

18 posted on 04/12/2006 1:10:14 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: flying Elvis

LOL!

Pirates are the good guys in Puffy Shirts.


19 posted on 04/12/2006 1:10:17 PM PDT by Cagey (You don't pay taxes - they take taxes. ~Chris Rock)
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To: Cagey

I did notice that.

Maybe the kid will get lucky, file a lawsuit and the picture can be used as evidence of brutality...if the government judge doesn't throw the case out of court.

I know, wishful thinking...


20 posted on 04/12/2006 1:10:29 PM PDT by Supernatural (When they come a wull staun ma groon, Staun ma groon al nae be afraid)
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To: Cagey

Arrr Arrr!!!!


21 posted on 04/12/2006 1:10:54 PM PDT by dfwgator (Florida Gators - 2006 NCAA Men's Basketball Champions)
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To: Cagey

He should have kept running. Those guys don't look like they could have caught anyone in a foot race.


22 posted on 04/12/2006 1:10:56 PM PDT by John Jorsett (scam never sleeps)
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To: absolootezer0

oh.. its too bad it wasn't a muslim woman in a burkha.. atf might actually get in trouble for screwing up.


23 posted on 04/12/2006 1:11:07 PM PDT by absolootezer0 ("My God, why have you forsaken us.. no wait, its the liberals that have forsaken you... my bad")
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To: Cagey
After being held in investigative detention, he was found to have violated no criminal laws and was not arrested.

WTF???? New double speak.

24 posted on 04/12/2006 1:11:10 PM PDT by beltfed308 (Cloth or link. Happiness is a perfect trunnion.)
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The kid was lucky to get out alive and relatively unbruised.


25 posted on 04/12/2006 1:11:17 PM PDT by vollmond (Careful with that axe, Eugene!)
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To: Cagey
Gotta love the BATF.

Take a moment to picture this...

26 posted on 04/12/2006 1:11:24 PM PDT by FReepaholic (I was FReepin' when FReepin' wasn't cool.)
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To: yarddog

That is an unusual double post for me. I dropped my mouse and somehow this got posted, then when I hit post it did it again.


27 posted on 04/12/2006 1:11:32 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: Cagey

IF, this story is accurate. And if that picture is real then the agents should be in jail.


28 posted on 04/12/2006 1:11:50 PM PDT by gondramB (Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's and unto God that which is God's.)
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To: USNBandit

Great post.


29 posted on 04/12/2006 1:12:20 PM PDT by Cagey (You don't pay taxes - they take taxes. ~Chris Rock)
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To: flying Elvis

Hey officers, please let him go. He's with us.

30 posted on 04/12/2006 1:12:47 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Cagey

probably missed the bus to the latest protest "event."


31 posted on 04/12/2006 1:13:26 PM PDT by subterfuge ("The GATOR boys are HOT right now."---Joakim Noah)
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To: Cagey
The agent weights close to 200 pounds, and his outstretched leg is supporting almost NONE of his bodyweight. That means the boy's NECK is supporting close to 165 pounds of straigth-down pressure.

I believe this boy has sustained an expensive neck injury.

32 posted on 04/12/2006 1:13:30 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: flying Elvis
"And why were no pirates arrested?"

The feds only get involved if at least half the face is covered. Eye patches are usually looked upon as a matter for the local boys.

33 posted on 04/12/2006 1:14:38 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Cagey

What the hell is a priate vs. ninja event?


34 posted on 04/12/2006 1:14:51 PM PDT by Rodney King (No, we can't all just get along.)
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To: Cagey

Thug pigs! Plain and simple. Suspicious?

Should be a law against being a cop while stupid.


35 posted on 04/12/2006 1:15:27 PM PDT by American_Centurion (No, I don't trust the government to automatically do the right thing.)
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To: Cagey

Any professional would know that real ninja's don't have racing stripes down the side of their sweat pants.


36 posted on 04/12/2006 1:16:10 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Cagey

Keeping America safe from ninjas!


37 posted on 04/12/2006 1:16:22 PM PDT by Liberal Classic (No better friend, no worse enemy. Semper Fi.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

True, and peglegs and shoulder perching parrots aren't conducive to jogging.


38 posted on 04/12/2006 1:16:30 PM PDT by flying Elvis
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To: Cagey

Bureau of Atrocity, Terror, Fascism.

Truly Armed and Truly Dangerous.


39 posted on 04/12/2006 1:16:32 PM PDT by Al Gator (Remember always to pillage BEFORE you burn!)
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To: Rodney King

It's apparently akin to Chuck Norris vs. Jack Bauer stuff... who's tougher, etc... There's websites on google, but my work firewall filters "tasteless." :)


40 posted on 04/12/2006 1:17:35 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Cagey

Your papers, please, citizen.


41 posted on 04/12/2006 1:17:46 PM PDT by mysterio
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To: Cagey
And notice that in the photo they have the kid handcuffed yet they still have to have the obligatory knee smashing the fact into the concrete maneuver.

That's the special treatment for white folks. If he was black, he'd be dead.
not quite /sarc

What is with the ATF? Someone, from a college campus no less, calls about someone weird walking around and they pull this stuff? I'm all for securing the nation and all, but it gets harder to be pro-LEO.

42 posted on 04/12/2006 1:18:32 PM PDT by radiohead (Hey Kerry, I'm still here; still hating your lying, stinking guts, you coward.)
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To: Cagey
“Seeing someone with something across the face, from a federal standpoint — that’s not right,”

Really? What about the ATF thugs, who routinely hide their faces?
ATF

43 posted on 04/12/2006 1:19:10 PM PDT by holymoly (Dick DeVos for MI Governor: http://www.devosforgovernor.com/)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Hahahahaha!

You have a Keen Eye for the Ninja Guy.


44 posted on 04/12/2006 1:19:52 PM PDT by Cagey (You don't pay taxes - they take taxes. ~Chris Rock)
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To: thinkthenpost

One wears the balaclava. One eats the baklava, BTW.

That one was good for a chuckle.


45 posted on 04/12/2006 1:22:04 PM PDT by MortMan (Trains stop at train stations. On my desk is a workstation...)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Yup, me too. Seems your company has the same firewall software ours does.


46 posted on 04/12/2006 1:23:06 PM PDT by DarkSavant
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"You have a Keen Eye for the Ninja Guy."

LOL....I guess since they snuffed out all the Davidians, the ATF is rounding up the last of the Heaven's Gate folks....

enter>

47 posted on 04/12/2006 1:24:48 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: DarkSavant

Websense... the killer of fun.


48 posted on 04/12/2006 1:24:56 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Cagey

Arrr...he be lookin' like a suspicious character to me, mate! Keelhaul him! Not that oi've a vested interest in the matter, y'see...


49 posted on 04/12/2006 1:25:19 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Cagey

At least they didn't nerve gas him, then shoot him.


50 posted on 04/12/2006 1:26:48 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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