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Troopers Need The Publicís Support
Jamestown Post-Journal ^ | 7 September AD 2006 | Lewis Snyder

Posted on 09/07/2006 6:41:59 PM PDT by lightman

By LEWIS SNYDER

9/8/2006 - A trooper died this week.

A young, useful, productive member of society — one sworn to help and protect the citizens of New York — died as the result of a gunshot wound. The shooting was very likely the cowardly deed of one Ralph Phillips — an individual who has never done anything useful in his entire life for society. An individual who, in fact, has been nothing but a drain on society since his first arrest all those years ago.

I have some questions I would like to ask. To all those who thought Phillips’ escape and the subsequent manhunt a joke (Bucky burgers? Run Bucky Run T-shirts?), supported him rather than the police searching for him, or for some insane reason consider him a folk hero — are you satisfied now that he is really nothing more than a dangerous, worthless criminal? For the woman from Sinclairville who was upset about the ‘‘overreaction, inconvenience and police attitude’’ — is this enough reason? For all those bleeding hearts so upset over the fact that Phillips’ granddaughter was removed from his daughter’s custody (for two whole days!), and their concern for the child’s ‘‘failure to thrive’’ because she is supposedly breast feeding — how do you supposed this murdered trooper’s child of 13 months will thrive with his father being taken away forever? How will the trooper’s wife thrive? For all those concerned that Phillips, a useless piece of human trash, might get shot — it’s all right for him to shoot three state troopers? Finally, are the people of this county who keep questioning the extent of this manhunt ready to acknowledge that Phillips is extremely dangerous and needs to be caught, before he murders someone else?

One final question, to our earnest and hard working district attorney, Dave Foley. I may be off base on this, but since it appears that Phillips may now have committed a murder during the course of a felony (his escape from a penal institution), can those individuals who assisted him in the commission of this felony by aiding and abetting his escape now be charged with felony murder? Just a thought.

Having recently completed a 33 year career in law enforcement, I know and appreciate the danger these men are facing on a daily basis. In fact, I spent my last two days on the job in the woods looking for Phillips. It has been increasingly frustrating to me to see peoples’ comments against the police in the paper. I don’t believe the public knows how much their support means to law enforcement — always, but particularly at a time like this, or how much lack of support can damage morale and discourage those working to protect them. I ask you to support our law enforcement — certainly during this time, but also in all the work they do in the effort to make this a safer county in which to live. It is, however, most unfortunate — and a sad comment on society today — that it took the shooting of three state troopers and the death of one, for some to offer that support.

A trooper died (Sunday, Sept. 3, 2006). May God bless — and may your prayers with him, his family and the entire law enforcement community.

Lewis Snyder is a resident of Jamestown.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Miscellaneous; US: New York; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: buckyphilips; chautauqua; fugitive; homicide; leo; manhunt; mostwanted; newyork; statetrooper
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Ralph "Bucky" Philips will be featured on "America's Most Wanted" this weekend. The reward cache is $10,000.00 higher thanks to a donation by the Pennsylvania State Troopers' Association. And on September 11 one of New York's finest will be laid to rest.
1 posted on 09/07/2006 6:42:01 PM PDT by lightman
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To: lightman

Should make for some interesting "deer hunting" in that area.


2 posted on 09/07/2006 6:43:47 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: butternut_squash_bisque; Pharmboy; ma bell; xcamel; oceanview; Dan Nunn; Fury; Boris99

Thin blue line ping.


3 posted on 09/07/2006 6:45:21 PM PDT by lightman (The Office of the Keys should be exercised as some ministry needs to be exorcised)
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To: lightman
Only $10k? Ol'd Bucky needs finding and killing capping, IMO.
4 posted on 09/07/2006 6:46:59 PM PDT by butternut_squash_bisque (The recipe's at my FR HomePage. Try it!)
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To: lightman

I would not call it a cowardly act but an evil act.


5 posted on 09/07/2006 6:47:40 PM PDT by Dante3
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To: lightman

FRY the SOB.........what a worthless PS............and there are people supporting him? Aiding and abetting him........they deserve the same fate.

The men of my family are all retired (in the case of my grandfather, deceased) but coming from 3 generations of NYPD.........I have no use for the killers of cops.

My prayers are with the family of the man murdered in cold blood. That man was a hero every moring he donned that uniform.

To the lowlifes hiding the scum that did this, may you rot in Hades.....


6 posted on 09/07/2006 6:49:38 PM PDT by Gabz (Taxaholism, the disease you elect to have (TY xcamel))
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To: tioga

Ping.....sad ping.......but.....


7 posted on 09/07/2006 6:51:45 PM PDT by Gabz (Taxaholism, the disease you elect to have (TY xcamel))
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To: butternut_squash_bisque

Last I heard the reward was at $225,000.00, which would make it now at least $235,000.00. Not exactly chump change. I'd turn him in in a heartbeat and donate the money to the trooper's families.


8 posted on 09/07/2006 6:52:34 PM PDT by tioga
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To: Gabz

I cannot believe the support he has had. Not any support around here, but it is still shocking. His family and friends are accomplices to murder.


9 posted on 09/07/2006 6:53:46 PM PDT by tioga
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To: lightman

Philips has made it on to the FBI 10 most wanted list.


10 posted on 09/07/2006 6:55:41 PM PDT by Boris99
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To: tioga
I cannot believe the support he has had. Not any support around here, but it is still shocking. His family and friends are accomplices to murder.

Such is life in NYS.

We don't even execute cop killers here.

11 posted on 09/07/2006 6:58:15 PM PDT by Mr. Buzzcut (metal god ... visit The Ponderosa .... www.vandelay.com ... DEATH BEFORE DHIMMITUDE)
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To: tioga
His family and friends are accomplices to murder.

without a doubt.

12 posted on 09/07/2006 7:00:25 PM PDT by Gabz (Taxaholism, the disease you elect to have (TY xcamel))
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To: Mr. Buzzcut; tioga
Such is life in NYS.

We don't even execute cop killers here.

Had a good bit to do with my non-desire to return to even visit, let alone move back........and I was born and raised in Brooklyn.

13 posted on 09/07/2006 7:02:42 PM PDT by Gabz (Taxaholism, the disease you elect to have (TY xcamel))
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To: Mr. Buzzcut

-of course the land of the hildebeast loves cop killers. what could we expect?


14 posted on 09/07/2006 7:05:44 PM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

Sorry; my error. I misread Post 31, "reward cache is $10,000.00 higher" and missed the word, 'higher'.


15 posted on 09/07/2006 7:07:01 PM PDT by butternut_squash_bisque (The recipe's at my FR HomePage. Try it!)
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To: tioga

That should be Post #1, NOT 31...


16 posted on 09/07/2006 7:07:44 PM PDT by butternut_squash_bisque (The recipe's at my FR HomePage. Try it!)
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To: butternut_squash_bisque

No problem. I wouldn't need any reward to turn him in, just the opportunity.


17 posted on 09/07/2006 7:08:26 PM PDT by tioga
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To: lightman
If the troopers want real support, let`s start by doing some backhand bitch slaps across the faces of the lowlife cockroach related sh*tbags who keep encouraging this half a fag phony indian puss bag.


18 posted on 09/07/2006 7:08:41 PM PDT by Screamname (A second plane has just hit the second tower, this is a coincidence. - Katie Couric, Sept 11th 2001)
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To: lightman

God Bless the LEOs, l. But I carry concealed. They can't protect me; that's up to me...


19 posted on 09/07/2006 7:08:48 PM PDT by butternut_squash_bisque (The recipe's at my FR HomePage. Try it!)
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To: butternut_squash_bisque

You "sound" like me from time to time....

I suffer from "digital dyslexia" (my finger get reversed from time to time...)


20 posted on 09/07/2006 7:11:34 PM PDT by dirtbiker (I've tried to see the liberal point of view, but I couldn't get my head that far up my a$$....)
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