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

Is that reward good dead or alive?

21 posted on 09/07/2006 7:16:16 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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To: tioga

I'm right with you, t. I'd refuse a penny to get that SOB! It'd be a personal pleasure to *get* him, one way or the other. Cash goes to his family.


22 posted on 09/07/2006 7:17:14 PM PDT by butternut_squash_bisque (The recipe's at my FR HomePage. Try it!)
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To: lightman; butternut_squash_bisque; tioga
Thanks for the Bucky Ping.

I believe lightman mistyped and meant an additional $100,000 reward. As this article mentions, the reward is now $325,000.

23 posted on 09/07/2006 7:18:44 PM PDT by Dan Nunn
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To: lightman

What a lowlife POS this Phillips is and anyone supporting him isn't any better.

May the Trooper R.I.P. and God Bless his family.


24 posted on 09/07/2006 7:20:28 PM PDT by jazusamo (DIANA IREY for Congress, PA 12th District: Retire murtha.)
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To: tioga; butternut_squash_bisque
I wouldn't need any reward to turn him in, just the opportunity.

If I lived up that way (or the PS decides to head this way) I don't need a reward or opportunity to turn him him -- just the opportunity to get him in my sight..............

25 posted on 09/07/2006 7:23:28 PM PDT by Gabz (Taxaholism, the disease you elect to have (TY xcamel))
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To: Gabz

Good point.


26 posted on 09/07/2006 7:30:42 PM PDT by tioga
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To: Dan Nunn

I was only aware of the 10K from the PA State Troopers. The extra 100 K from FBI should get even the most tongue tied singing and soon.

Can't end soon enough for me.


27 posted on 09/07/2006 7:39:35 PM PDT by lightman (The Office of the Keys should be exercised as some ministry needs to be exorcised)
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To: Boris99
Philips has made it on to the FBI 10 most wanted list.

You can view this worthless scumbag's FBI page here.
 

28 posted on 09/07/2006 7:47:30 PM PDT by Born Conservative (Chronic Positivity - http://jsher.livejournal.com/)
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To: lightman
Image hosted by Photobucket.com i STILL can't figure out what kind of a STOOOPID SOB escapes from jail with ONLY TWO WEEKS LEFT on his sentence.
29 posted on 09/07/2006 8:09:05 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist ©ģ)
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i STILL can't figure out what kind of a STOOOPID SOB escapes from jail with ONLY TWO WEEKS LEFT on his sentence.

A Darwin Award candidate?

30 posted on 09/07/2006 8:17:21 PM PDT by lightman (The Office of the Keys should be exercised as some ministry needs to be exorcised)
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To: tioga
"His family and friends are accomplices to murder."

That's crazy talk. The guy was doing 90 days for a parole volition. He was wanted for breaking out 7 days early to see his grandchild.

If he killed someone after he got out and was on the run he needs to pay the price, but his friends and relatives had no way of knowing this ahead of time.
31 posted on 09/07/2006 8:24:40 PM PDT by babygene
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To: Parley Baer
Should make for some interesting "deer hunting" in that area.

Actually, they asked hunters to avoid the area for their own safety, IIRC.

32 posted on 09/07/2006 8:27:15 PM PDT by jude24 ("I will oppose the sword if it's not wielded well, because my enemies are men like me.")
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To: babygene; tioga
If he killed someone after he got out and was on the run he needs to pay the price, but his friends and relatives had no way of knowing this ahead of time.

Thay may not have known it a head of time - but they sure has chit know it know - and are still hiding him........

If it's not accomplice to murder, it is definitely aiding and abetting the MURDERER of a police officer.

33 posted on 09/07/2006 8:28:00 PM PDT by Gabz (Taxaholism, the disease you elect to have (TY xcamel))
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To: babygene
If he killed someone after he got out and was on the run he needs to pay the price, but his friends and relatives had no way of knowing this ahead of time.

Ahead of time, certainly. But he shot a trooper in April. From April on, while they were looking for him, the relatives had to know he was dangerous.

God damn all of them to hell.

34 posted on 09/07/2006 8:30:34 PM PDT by jude24 ("I will oppose the sword if it's not wielded well, because my enemies are men like me.")
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To: jude24

June, not April, for the first shooting.


35 posted on 09/07/2006 8:31:28 PM PDT by jude24 ("I will oppose the sword if it's not wielded well, because my enemies are men like me.")
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To: Gabz; babygene
If he killed someone after he got out and was on the run he needs to pay the price, but his friends and relatives had no way of knowing this ahead of time.

Philips escaped in late winter. On March 10 he shot and seriously wounded a State Trooper near Elmira. Many people helped him hide in the months between that shooting and his cowardly shoot-from-behind ambush last month. So far at least six people in NY and PA have been charged with harboring him.

36 posted on 09/07/2006 8:34:54 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

The POS needs to be brought down........and those helping him need to be punished.......


37 posted on 09/07/2006 8:47:52 PM PDT by Gabz (Taxaholism, the disease you elect to have (TY xcamel))
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To: babygene

He shot an officer back in June....this was the SECOND shooting of NY state troopers here. They knew he did that and with all those stolen weapons that he would do it again. They have no excuse.


38 posted on 09/07/2006 10:21:13 PM PDT by tioga
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To: lightman

The first trooper was shot on June 10th in the Elmira area. His partner rushed him to the nearest hospital, which saved his life. He could easily have died.


39 posted on 09/07/2006 10:23:50 PM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga
"He shot an officer back in June....this was the SECOND shooting of NY state troopers here."

He "allegedly" shot an officer. Maybe his family doesn't believe he did it. Does he not get the presumption of innocents?

That's not to suggest that it's OK to give aid to a fugitive, but that's a long way from accessory to murder.
40 posted on 09/07/2006 10:32:04 PM PDT by babygene
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To: babygene

Allegedly, yes. But he was wanted for that crime and being sought by the same troopers he shot, it was why they were there. An innocent man needn't shoot two men in the back. I have NO sympathy for his friends and family sheltering him. His family has taken sides.


41 posted on 09/07/2006 10:36:09 PM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga
So let me ask you...

If you were accused of shooting a cop and your family was sure you were Innocent (and knowing you may never make it to trial), would they turn you in?
42 posted on 09/07/2006 10:49:46 PM PDT by babygene
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and knowing you may never make it to trial

HUH? I work with law enforcement officers, I respect them. I am the one who gets in an ambulance and rushes off to save people. My family and I would not be in that position to begin with. I do not operate outside the law, never have and never will.

We are dealing with someone who does operate outside the law, he could have walked out of jail in a matter of days...but NO, he had to escape and shoot at a couple of troopers and nearly kill one. Then he shoots two more and does kill one. Another man's life is still hanging in there. He and his family are out of options. I do not expect LEOs to put up with this. He and his family can turn themselves in and handle the consequences.

This thread is entitled "Troopers need public support". They have this New Yorker's support. Do they have yours?

43 posted on 09/07/2006 11:03:11 PM PDT by tioga
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To: lightman; butternut_squash_bisque; Pharmboy; ma bell; xcamel; oceanview; Dan Nunn; Fury

Ralph Philips cornered ping?


44 posted on 09/08/2006 8:30:33 AM PDT by Boris99
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To: Boris99; thefactor

Are they any closer to the POS?


45 posted on 09/08/2006 8:33:58 AM PDT by Pharmboy (Every single day provides at least one new reason to hate the mainstream media...)
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To: Boris99

WHERE?!?


46 posted on 09/08/2006 8:34:44 AM PDT by Fury
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To: Fury

News is reporting alot of activity near Carroll, NY near PA border


47 posted on 09/08/2006 8:37:21 AM PDT by Boris99
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Earlier this morning, as posted on www.wben.com:

"Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - New York State police are about to hold a news conference that is believed to be about the search for fugitive Ralph "Bucky" Phillips. Following earlier reports of a traffic stop that resulted in the driver fleeing his vehicle near the Chautauqua County town of Carroll, NY this morning, police activity in the area has steadily increased."


48 posted on 09/08/2006 8:37:58 AM PDT by Fury
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WBEN reporting there is also increased police activity in Russell (sp?), PA.


49 posted on 09/08/2006 8:40:40 AM PDT by Fury
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Caller reporting that police are tearing down roadblocks, and leving to go in the vicinity of Frewsburg, NY (near Carroll).


50 posted on 09/08/2006 8:42:19 AM PDT by Fury
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