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To: Olog-hai
Interesting. I turned on Fox News and they were all over it. I changed to CNN and MSNBC repeatedly. CNN was running news but did not mention it until about 20 minutes after it broke. All MSNBC, AND NOTE THIS STORY IS FROM NBC, could do is continue with Chrissy Tingly and then have AL Dulton on. After about 30 mintues they still had not talked about it.

And people claim CNN and MSNBC are better news sources. MALE BOVINE EXCREMENT!!!

Thank God for the LE people who used common sense to bring this situation to a wonderful end. Prayers for Ethen the boy and his family. They face a hard road now.

18 posted on 02/04/2013 3:36:45 PM PST by ProudFossil (" I never did give anyone hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell." Harry Truman)
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To: ProudFossil

“Thank God for the LE people who used common sense to bring this situation to a wonderful end.”

I disagree.

I watched some of the coverage that was on Fox News, towards the end.

What I saw was shocking — or it should be to any freedom-loving American.

The place was swarming with FBI and I saw troops in camouflage. Couldn’t tell if they were military or FBI and/or police in military garb.

All for one man holding one hostage.

This should never have progressed beyond local police with help from the state police.

I thought Alabama was supposed to be a conservative state. A truly conservative governor, especially in these times, should have told the feds to butt out.

We are seeing the future in incidents like this — and that future looks scary indeed.

A thought came to me recently. Of course, we have something called Posse Comitatus that is supposed to prevent the military from being used to police American citizens and enforce state laws on American soil.

But the Posse Comitatus law does nothing to address the use of [supposedly non-military] federal “agents” who have become increasingly militarized in behavior, equipment, and tactics. It does nothing to address the use of local and state police, also “miitarized” into SWAT teams or even in outright military garb.

Since the government cannot use our own “military” against us as such, they are transforming the police into nothing less than a quasi-military force.

This incident was a good illustration of that transformation.

I’m glad the boy was rescued and that the perp is no longer a threat to anyone.

But this weren’t a wonderful ending. It was a portent of things to come….

I realize your opinion may be different. But that’s how I see it….

38 posted on 02/04/2013 8:35:56 PM PST by Road Glide
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