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Police Helicopter Lands to Harass Woman For Her Papers
Activist Post ^ | Feb. 8, 2013 | YouTube

Posted on 02/09/2013 4:05:20 AM PST by Bon mots

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Does this make you feel safe?

6 heavily armed officers of the state - overpaid, and awaiting fat pensions - circle and harass a sweet lady out in the desert collecting rocks.

The use of a $5-8million helicopter that costs about $2000 per hour to fly, the six overpaid donut munchers inside and the illegal search of an innocent, harmless lady out collecting rocks is a travesty of justice and the American way.

What have they done to our country? Do you feel safe now?


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: gestapo; harass; helicopter; papersplease; police
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On a brighter note, at least they didn't shoot her because they thought she might have looked a bit like Christopher Dorner.

They already shot three innocent citizens with that line.

1 posted on 02/09/2013 4:05:35 AM PST by Bon mots
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To: Bon mots
I'll betcha that helicopter is fully equipped with the latest FLIR technology and every kind of radar and contraption they need to hunt humans.

Thank goodness they stopped that diabolical Tiffany Jones in her quest for rocks - God knows what could have happened had these highly trained and heavily armed, vigilant public servants not intervened.

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2 posted on 02/09/2013 4:10:18 AM PST by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: Bon mots

Yesterday: complain about lax border security.

Today: freak out over a police state in the desert.

Tomorrow: Forget all about the freedom we are giving up to gain security and return to complaining about lax border security.


3 posted on 02/09/2013 4:27:25 AM PST by Mr. Know It All
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To: Bon mots

Six armed officers? I saw only one, and he seemed to be polite and professional. Could he be checking out people that are helping the rogue cop? Is there another crime being investigated in the area?


4 posted on 02/09/2013 4:28:36 AM PST by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: Bon mots

This is a mixed video.

It is unclear to me why the cop stopped in the first place. Was she on someone’s land?

The cop asks her is she has something (a permit?) and then radios in her info to a dispatcher.

He finds out she had a prior weapons charge of some sort (she says “a long time ago”).

He then begins searching her w/o her consent. I think he was intimidated by her taping video of the incident.

When you posted this and stated that she was being harrassed b/c she was picking up rocks, I thought this was the Paleontological Protection Act in action. That law forbids collection of vertebrate fossils on public land - makes it a federal Felony, in fact.

A brave new world we live in. ‘Pod


5 posted on 02/09/2013 4:32:07 AM PST by sauropod (I will not comply)
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To: Bon mots

Of all the people in that helicopter, the only one to get out was the pilot ... what were the rest of those guys doing? Just soaking up flight time?


6 posted on 02/09/2013 4:47:47 AM PST by Ken522
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To: Bon mots

WTH??? What was that all about??? Was he aware that he was on video???


7 posted on 02/09/2013 4:53:45 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Bon mots
6 heavily armed officers of the state

I only counted one polite officer but then again, I never was very good at arithmetic.........

A chick and her friend walking around in the California desert.......I can think of three possibilities:

1. They might be illegals (from the air they all look alike)

2. They might be looking for a drug drop....

3. They're picking up rocks......

Since the first two never occur in California, the Sheriff should have automatically assumed the third and ignored them.............

8 posted on 02/09/2013 5:00:00 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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To: Bon mots

I am confused. Is this area close to the Mexican border? Are we concerned about border security or would we prefer no one be needlessly stopped and identity requested? I don’t see how one can be for greater border security (i.e. stop the illegals) and at the same time against someone being stopped and asked for id (i.e. police state). You can’t have it both ways, can you?


9 posted on 02/09/2013 5:09:07 AM PST by EagleInGA
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To: Hot Tabasco

...or they have orders to keep the public, within a certain radius, away from ‘something’.

Anything is possible with this criminal regime.


10 posted on 02/09/2013 5:12:13 AM PST by RetSignman ("...a Republic if you can keep it")
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To: Bon mots
Did you hear what the officer said when she asked "is there a reason you're stopping us?" He said "we're investigating something.

It may have been related to the LAPD Killer Cop manhunt, or it could have been something else, but no, the officers were not out on a joyride in Uncle Sugar's helicopter and decided to harass an innocent rock hound.

Hopefully with sequestration, the Feds won't be able to afford to buy new Jackboots for their thugs.

11 posted on 02/09/2013 5:22:33 AM PST by Yo-Yo
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To: Bon mots

So do we want them to crack down on illegals or not?


12 posted on 02/09/2013 5:25:45 AM PST by Marie ("The last time Democrats gloated this hard after a health care victory, they lost 60 House seats.")
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To: sauropod
That law forbids collection of vertebrate fossils on public land - makes it a federal Felony, in fact.

It makes sure they become crumbling fragments in washes and creekbeds instead of maybe being collected and preserved for study later, or inspiring a youngster to become a scientist...

13 posted on 02/09/2013 5:33:40 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Bon mots
You need to start a running count of the Big Government Statist replies on this thread.

Here's one: Six armed officers? I saw only one, and he seemed to be polite and professional. Could he be checking out people that are helping the rogue cop? Is there another crime being investigated in the area?

I think that all the houses in North Dakota should be searched for Christopher Dorner, because there's a crime being investigated in the area (California is near North Dakota - at least nearer than, say, Connecticut...).

:-)

14 posted on 02/09/2013 5:49:04 AM PST by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: Marie

If we had a secure border, Americans like this woman would be able to go about their business unmolested by the authorities.

...Which explains why we don’t have a secure border.

(cf. Hegelian Dialectic)


15 posted on 02/09/2013 5:53:47 AM PST by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: Bon mots
On a brighter note, at least they didn't shoot her ...

What?!?!?!? She didn't have a dog they could shoot?

16 posted on 02/09/2013 5:55:21 AM PST by glorgau
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To: Bon mots

FBHO


17 posted on 02/09/2013 6:06:37 AM PST by MrBambaLaMamba (This Message Contains Privileged Attorney-Client Communications)
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To: EagleInGA

This is San Bernardino County, just East of Los Angeles. It is enormous, stretching due East to the border with Arizona, and North, almost to the Nevada border and Las Vegas.

20,000 square miles. And with most people in the southwest corner of the county. Way too much desert with few roads to be patrolled on the ground.

http://www.sbcounty.gov/Main/images/Homepage/county_road_map.gif

If someone is out in the desert, while they may be there for some nefarious purpose or not, even in a case like this, where the woman was in seeing distance of a highway, that may be too far for them to hike.

And that desert kills people if given half a chance.


18 posted on 02/09/2013 6:10:55 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Ken522
Of all the people in that helicopter, the only one to get out was the pilot

Wasn't even the pilot. In a helicopter the pilot sits in the right seat. He was the observer.

19 posted on 02/09/2013 6:33:46 AM PST by Yo-Yo
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To: Hot Tabasco

4. Burying a body.

I don’t have a problem with him landing and asking questions but if he determined she wasn’t doing anything illegal then it’s time to move on.


20 posted on 02/09/2013 6:46:35 AM PST by bgill
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To: bgill

I don’t understand why a copter pilot would park and get out to question someone. There may have been two cops in the copter but that’s still strange

Don’t they stay in the air and moniter others to the scene?

I would like to hear his side


21 posted on 02/09/2013 7:03:46 AM PST by winodog (Thank you Jesus for the calm in my life)
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To: Bon mots
Come on folks! What do you expect these cops to put on their daily report, “Saw nothing, did nothing”?

Gee, that might look like these patrols are a big waste of money, & that would risk several people's jobs - the pilot & ground crew, at the least. Plus, it's probably safer flying in a helo that patrolling the mean streets, & a lot more fun.

As good citizens, it is our duty to do more rock hunting in the desert. Just to spice up the daily report, wear a hoodie & carry a black squirt gun.

This story would be funny if it wasn't so depressing.

22 posted on 02/09/2013 7:09:29 AM PST by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: EagleInGA
I am confused. Is this area close to the Mexican border?

It is about 150 miles north of the Mexican Border. The officer was with the San Bernardino County Sheriff's office.

The land, I believe, is open range.

I can't think of a single reason why they would have used a helicopter to basically harass this lady. She obviously posed no danger to anyone, because the officer walked up to her alone and without any weapon drawn.

I can say this, however, his patting her down for a weapon without even a reasonable suspicion that she had or was about to commit a crime and against her permission was a criminal assault and battery.

He had no fear of her having a weapon or he would never have approached her in the middle of the desert alone and on foot.

23 posted on 02/09/2013 7:16:22 AM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: winodog

Cops in cars might be a couple hours away and that would be taking them away from whatever they’re doing elsewhere. The chopper is on the scene so it’s better time and moneywise to land and question right then.


24 posted on 02/09/2013 7:17:11 AM PST by bgill
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To: Bon mots

“I’ll betcha that helicopter is fully equipped with the latest FLIR technology and every kind of radar and contraption they need to hunt humans.”

An 870 with 7 slugs would have turned the helicopter and its inhabitants into a smoldering grease spot. The harassers enjoy peace right now during their petty torments, if that changes for any reason, they’ll experience the opposite of peace and limits to their ability to move freely will be imposed upon them.

I can see it coming ever more quickly.


25 posted on 02/09/2013 7:18:18 AM PST by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: bgill

I thought it was fine until he decided to search her. They’re looking for someone. She gives name and date of birth. She checks out. She ain’t who he’s looking for. Should have just said “thanks have a nice day”. Instead he looks for weapons because of an old prior.


26 posted on 02/09/2013 7:20:20 AM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: GOP_Party_Animal

” Could he be checking out people that are helping the rogue cop?”

The video pre-dates the rogue cop. I’m glad rifling through you possessions and patting down your body is considered politee and professional in you view.

Next time, just say, Baaaaaaahhhhh, baaaaaaaahhhhh, baaaahhhhhhhh, like a good sheep.


27 posted on 02/09/2013 7:21:12 AM PST by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: kjam22

28 posted on 02/09/2013 7:22:19 AM PST by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: Bon mots
It is no wonder the Fed Gov has purchased hundreds of millions of rounds to be used domestically when we are experiencing this level of "crime" out in our pristine deserts.
29 posted on 02/09/2013 7:23:46 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Bon mots
It is no wonder the Fed Gov has purchased hundreds of millions of rounds to be used domestically when we are experiencing this level of "crime" out in our pristine deserts. /s
30 posted on 02/09/2013 7:24:15 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: EagleInGA
I am confused. Is this area close to the Mexican border?

The area seems to be near Interstate 15, just east of Cajon Pass, in San Bernardino County, Calif.

31 posted on 02/09/2013 7:31:41 AM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: bgill

Freeway was right there. I disagree but I would still like to hear his story.

I bet there are tons of rules and regs about landing that copter to question suspects and it is only done in an emergency.

That cop killer would love to get his hands on that human hunting/killing copter


32 posted on 02/09/2013 7:37:54 AM PST by winodog (Thank you Jesus for the calm in my life)
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To: P-Marlowe
I can't think of a single reason why they would have used a helicopter to basically harass this lady. She obviously posed no danger to anyone, because the officer walked up to her alone and without any weapon drawn.

I can say this, however, his patting her down for a weapon without even a reasonable suspicion that she had or was about to commit a crime and against her permission was a criminal assault and battery.

He had no fear of her having a weapon or he would never have approached her in the middle of the desert alone and on foot.

What the hell is the matter with our police today? In recent months, there have been dozens of stories of police shooting pet dogs. Meanwhile, Christopher Dorner makes monkeys out of police, and they respond by shooting innocent people. And now this.

33 posted on 02/09/2013 7:45:19 AM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Precisely correct.

We fought against this for quite a few years. It was finally passed by being bundled into an Omnibus environMENTAList bill.


34 posted on 02/09/2013 7:51:04 AM PST by sauropod (I will not comply)
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To: Mister Da

* What do you expect these cops to put on their daily report, “Saw nothing, did nothing”?*

Got to do something to fill up all those years between now and that sweet, sweet retirement.


35 posted on 02/09/2013 8:32:58 AM PST by Romulus
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To: Mr. Know It All
Yesterday: complain about lax border security. Today: freak out over a police state in the desert. Tomorrow: Forget all about the freedom we are giving up to gain security and return to complaining about lax border security.

They had to make sure she wasn't a cartel member or human smuggler before they landed. They wouldn't want to confront anyone who might actually be a criminal. It could be dangerous.

36 posted on 02/09/2013 10:09:30 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: P-Marlowe
...I can say this, however, his patting her down for a weapon without even a reasonable suspicion that she had or was about to commit a crime and against her permission was a criminal assault and battery.

Maybe he's looking for a promotion to TSA. But seriously, folks need to start asking more questions before they submit to these civil rights violations. Like, "Am I being detained?" "What crime am I being accused of?""Are you pressing charges against me and what for?" "You're going to do what you're going to do, but first I'll need your Name and Badge number."

37 posted on 02/09/2013 10:19:36 AM PST by 444Flyer (Obama killed the Twinkie, but not the Terrorists in Benghazi. What's wrong with this picture?)
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To: Mr. Know It All

Yesterday: Is a memory

Tomorrow: Is a vision

Today: Is a bit@h


38 posted on 02/09/2013 10:25:20 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Mr. Know It All

That is why the border needs to be secured- at the border. Border Patrol and other authorities need to patrol the actual border. I have been complaining for many years about the BP not operating on the actual border. In recent months there has been more enforcement on the border itself, I hope that becomes SOP.


39 posted on 02/09/2013 10:27:12 AM PST by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: EagleInGA

Authorities need to secure the actual border. For many years Border Patrol and others have been concentrating efforts away from the actual border, usually on major roads- state highways, freeways. These roads can be as far as 50+ miles from the actual border. Enforcement should be on the actual border, then citizens that are clearly inside the US would not need to be harassed.


40 posted on 02/09/2013 10:33:49 AM PST by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: Bshaw
That's right! It's all a conspiracy and they are clearly after us with helicopters and overweight sheriff's deputies. This channel may be compromised. I recommend you apply a double-layer of tinfoil to your head and sign off Free Republic immediately!!!!!
41 posted on 02/09/2013 1:55:06 PM PST by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: GOP_Party_Animal

Tin foil?

Naw, I don’t need any tin foil any more than I need some bored LEO playing harass the harmless and law abiding white guy, whilst I buzz him with my taxpayer funded helicopter!

Sheesh, I don’t know where you live, but if that’s reasonable to you, we’ll have to agree to disagree.


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