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1 posted on 02/11/2013 9:28:35 PM PST by smoothsailing
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The number and scope of police abuses in the US is escalating out of control.

The LAPD’s recent actions, I hope, are a tipping point where conservatives will get their heads out of the ground and stop being fawning holster-sniffers. It’s long past time to start demanding real accountability from law enforcement, and it’s even longer past due to take a pretty good whack at their compensation packages and their spending on military and para-military toys.


2 posted on 02/11/2013 9:36:59 PM PST by NVDave
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Why cops fear SHTF
3 posted on 02/11/2013 9:48:13 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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Didn’t the Nazis have a SWAT equivalent back in day?


4 posted on 02/11/2013 9:51:41 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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Yep. We’re living in a police state.

Give up your guns, and it’s all over but the cryin’.


7 posted on 02/11/2013 10:02:47 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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I had a friend who always wanted to be a cop, he saved enough money to put himself through the Police Academy. On his first day there the instructor said,”If you think you're here to help people your wrong, you're here to bust ass and put people in jail.” He quit 2 days later, it was not what he thought it would be.
9 posted on 02/11/2013 10:14:54 PM PST by Husker24
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Bump for the old Constable of days gone by.
14 posted on 02/11/2013 10:45:38 PM PST by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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This is just so messed up it’s unfathomable.


16 posted on 02/11/2013 10:48:00 PM PST by onona (KCCO, and mind the gap)
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‘a Virginia SWAT squad killed optometrist Sal Culosi while arresting him for sports gambling.’
I recall this case in the late 1980’s I think,and it was not the usual SWAT storm trooper action. Culosi, who ran part of a sports book had been arrested and was sitting handcuffed in a police cruiser when a Fairfax County Police Department officer accidentally squeezed the trigger of his service pistol as he was holstering it. The round went through the front seat back and hit the unfortunate Dr. Culosi killing him instantly. The case disappeared from the press and I have no idea what the disposition was.
21 posted on 02/11/2013 11:58:55 PM PST by robowombat
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This is excellent and needs to be read by every American.


22 posted on 02/12/2013 12:07:20 AM PST by MarMema
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here is another one
25 posted on 02/12/2013 12:11:50 AM PST by MarMema
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This phenomenon is a natural outgrowth of Big Government.

Time to love the Sequester, even if it means someone you know (maybe even you) is going to be out of a job!

28 posted on 02/12/2013 12:23:26 AM PST by cynwoody
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I think we know what will happen if Joe Sixpack shoots back to protect himself or his family after the scared sh!tless cops light up his white minivan because it sorta looks like a gray Nissan pickup.


30 posted on 02/12/2013 1:17:50 AM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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Soon there won’t be a need for armed federal SWAT teams when Obama can just order a missile strike from a circling drone. Selling raw milk from your farm, suspected of having an unapproved firearm or having too many people at your home Bible study could soon mean a federal agency sending a missile through your front door. Hitler could only have dreamed of such power


31 posted on 02/12/2013 2:18:53 AM PST by The Great RJ
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Now they want to use drones to hunt for Dorner... of course, that is just the beginning.

drone chris dorner lapd mistake find

32 posted on 02/12/2013 3:17:08 AM PST by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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The Keystone Cops routine on display in Southern California shows a need for gun control. Those cops need to have their guns taken away before they start shooting one another.


33 posted on 02/12/2013 4:05:22 AM PST by John Freeman
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Pretty soon gun running will be the newest and most lucrative American adventure, like moonshiners.


34 posted on 02/12/2013 4:09:25 AM PST by Eye of Unk
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when local cops who write tickets dress up like Green Berets, their attitudes can change. As former Reagan Pentagon aide Lawrence Korb pithily states: “Soldiers are trained to vaporize, not Mirandize.”

up is down, black is white...our troops are handcuffed with *rules of engagement* and forced to show restraint in the face of hardened bad guys on foreign battlefield, getting charged and ruined for protecting themselves, while domestically, barney in kevlar is shooting labradors and their owners at the wrong house and getting *paid admin leave* and promotions...

35 posted on 02/12/2013 4:46:59 AM PST by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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36 posted on 02/12/2013 4:48:08 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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ping


37 posted on 02/12/2013 4:52:32 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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Botched Paramilitary Police Raids

An Epidemic of “Isolated Incidents”

http://www.cato.org/raidmap

Cato policy paper “Overkill: The Rise of Paramilitary Police Raids,” by Radley Balko.

http://store.cato.org/reports/overkill-rise-paramilitary-police-raids-america


38 posted on 02/12/2013 4:55:31 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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