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Air Force Captain Mistaken as Burglar and Tackled by Cops in Own Home, Now They’re Arresting Him
IJR Review ^ | 4/17/14 | Emily Hulsey

Posted on 04/17/2014 1:04:06 PM PDT by Nachum

Air Force Captain Nicolas Aquino was tackled and handcuffed in his own home after police received a call from a neighbor of a suspected burglary. Aquino told the officer that he was the homeowner and even showed identification when the officer first approached him; the policeman finally left after Aquino showed him bills with his name and address.

However, that wasn’t the end of it. Months later, Aquino learned that the police station had issued a warrant for him, claiming that he resisted arrest and obstructed an officer.

Aquino, a model airman who has been featured in Air Force promotional material, maintains that he committed no crime, but the District Attorney has refused to drop the charges. Now, his education and career are in jeopardy as he fights against the arrest.

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1 posted on 04/17/2014 1:04:06 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

The DA is a putz.


2 posted on 04/17/2014 1:06:17 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: Nachum

Does this mean that a grand jury actually reviewed this case and signed off on the proposed charges? Sadly, a lot of grand juries these days don’t seem to actually do their job - they’ll just rubber-stamp whatever nonsense is put in front of them.


3 posted on 04/17/2014 1:06:24 PM PDT by seacapn
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To: Psalm 144

Beer Summit II? Nah. The prez hates the military.


4 posted on 04/17/2014 1:07:27 PM PDT by wattsgnu
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To: Nachum

If Aquino had been a senior member of CAIR, the prosecutors would be crawling over each other to drop the charges.


5 posted on 04/17/2014 1:09:29 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Nachum

Did they shoot the dog yet?


6 posted on 04/17/2014 1:09:51 PM PDT by FreeperCell
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To: seacapn
Does this mean that a grand jury actually reviewed this case and signed off on the proposed charges? Sadly, a lot of grand juries these days don’t seem to actually do their job - they’ll just rubber-stamp whatever nonsense is put in front of them.

Introduce them to the idea of presentment and the notion that they can [and should] tackle official corruption and see how long the DAs rely on just rubber-stamping.

7 posted on 04/17/2014 1:10:22 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Nachum

Sounds like he was ‘swatted’ by his neighbor.


8 posted on 04/17/2014 1:10:28 PM PDT by Usagi_yo (Islamunism = Facism + Islam : Islamunist = someone that adheres to Islamunism.)
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To: Nachum
Then why wasn't he taken in or cited at the scene? Shoddy police work at best. What's next, LEOs arresting people by using Facebook posts?
9 posted on 04/17/2014 1:12:41 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Nachum

I’m sick of the cops.


10 posted on 04/17/2014 1:14:01 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a Child Rapist and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

His crime was knowing his rights and not groveling before the JBTs.


11 posted on 04/17/2014 1:17:45 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Nachum

Great. They destroy his career and life based on a mistaken report by a neighbor. Don’t make the police look bad or they’ll get you.


12 posted on 04/17/2014 1:18:03 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: seacapn

Tom Delay, is that you?


13 posted on 04/17/2014 1:20:04 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison.)
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To: FreeperCell
Did they shoot the dog yet?

That's next.

14 posted on 04/17/2014 1:20:05 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: JimSEA

I regret saying this, but I have come to expect brutal stupidity from cops these days. I do expect DAs to be, if no less callous, a bit smarter than this.

This is the DA. He ran unopposed.
http://www.co.monterey.ca.us/da/


15 posted on 04/17/2014 1:20:58 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: Uncle Miltie

It’s a case of Rogue Pork!


16 posted on 04/17/2014 1:22:10 PM PDT by 2harddrive
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To: Nachum

He’s obviously NOT a member of a specially-privileged minority, or the cop would have been fired, and the ‘justice’ department would have him in custody.

“Equal protection under the law” is a joke.


17 posted on 04/17/2014 1:23:20 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: Nachum

Is the D.A. Mike Nifong or Bill Peterson?


18 posted on 04/17/2014 1:25:23 PM PDT by R AND R IN 2012
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To: Psalm 144

Flippo - a fitting name.


19 posted on 04/17/2014 1:26:44 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: JimSEA

You may beat the rap, but you won’t beat the ride.

/johnny


20 posted on 04/17/2014 1:27:28 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JimSEA

He seems to be an unimaginative functionary. This case needs some alert attention.


21 posted on 04/17/2014 1:28:55 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: Nachum

The cops probably think Aquino has a good case to sue the
crap out of them so they have to make a move to discredit
him first. Of course the fuzz didn’t take into account
that the media would get a hold of this.

Dumb Cop Dumb Cop
What ya gona do
What ya gona do With your low IQ.


22 posted on 04/17/2014 1:32:16 PM PDT by Slambat
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To: Slambat

LOL!


23 posted on 04/17/2014 1:32:53 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: Nachum

Is Obama gonna have another ‘beer summit’ because these cops actually acted stupidly?


24 posted on 04/17/2014 1:34:35 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: FreeperCell
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25 posted on 04/17/2014 1:39:46 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: Nachum
he resisted arrest and obstructed an officer.

Sounds like CYA for police assaulting the man in his own home and false arrest.

26 posted on 04/17/2014 1:42:32 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: ScottinVA

Too bad he wasn’t an illegal.


27 posted on 04/17/2014 1:42:48 PM PDT by Pelham (If you do not deport it is amnesty by default.)
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To: Nachum

The police now expect complete obeisance from the citizenry. Do anything except meekly kowtow to their increasingly insane demands and they will bring the full force of their power against you as an object lesson to the rest of us “riff raff”.


28 posted on 04/17/2014 1:46:14 PM PDT by Seruzawa (Get ready, little lady. Hell is coming to breakfast.)
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To: Uncle Miltie; et al

Had Enough Yet ?


29 posted on 04/17/2014 1:46:29 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (Had Enough Yet ? ........................ Enforce the Bill of Rights ......... It's the LAW !!!)
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To: Uncle Miltie
I’m sick of the cops

This seems to be the sentiment of more and more of us folks from the right these days.

It has been a rallying cry on the far left for quite some time. But for different reasons.

The left of today will seemingly support Police action for the protection of the State, while on the right, we tend to oppose this type of action.

We support the Police in their efforts to "enforce" the law, the left seems to oppose this.

I know these are broad and general statements, however I think it is important to look at these differing views.

From my perspective, it comes down to the question of Sovereignty.

Those on the left tend to side with the state, while we side with individual sovereignty. They see their rights being granted by the State, while we see our rights being granted by our Creator.

The left embraces the state while we try to limit and even reject it.

It is incomprehensible for those on the left to even consider anything other than being ruled by the state and therefore Man.

"By the People"

They don't get it. They are afraid of it. They think since the government is run by "People", our government is "By the People".

In turn, they seem willing to side with the government.

I see a huge turning point in which law enforcement, that was once the political domain of the right, becoming a tool for the left.

30 posted on 04/17/2014 1:47:18 PM PDT by Zeneta (Thoughts in time and out of season.)
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To: seacapn

I know somebody who was on a grand jury. They met once a month, and had a marathon session....case after case after case paraded in front of him. Mind numbing.

And the vast majority (as in all but 2 or 3) were approved...most of the time the prosecutor doesn’t go to the grand jury, unless he really has a case. So I can see how it would be hard to weed out the occasional bad case.

On another note, he said they got two types of cases:

- Guns and Drugs

or

- Drugs and Guns


31 posted on 04/17/2014 1:47:41 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Uncle Miltie
I’m sick of the cops.

Yep.

32 posted on 04/17/2014 1:47:59 PM PDT by Ken H (What happens on the internet, stays on the internet.)
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To: F15Eagle
Is Obama gonna have another ‘beer summit’ because these cops actually acted stupidly?

I am beginning to wonder if there is ever a time when the cops don't act stupidly.

33 posted on 04/17/2014 1:49:07 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Mark17

Cops are simply revenue collectors.


34 posted on 04/17/2014 1:53:26 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: Nachum

Okay got it.
The police screwed up and handled the situation poorly. After leaving and filing a report at the station a supervising officer realized they screwed up and to preempt any complaint by the homeowner decided to file some charges. Seen this done before......


35 posted on 04/17/2014 1:54:39 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
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To: Zeneta

I see a huge turning point in which law enforcement, that was once the political domain of the right, becoming a tool for the left.

***************

We already crossed that bridge, I do believe.


36 posted on 04/17/2014 1:55:54 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

Bingo.


37 posted on 04/17/2014 1:55:59 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: Nachum

this is bs.

cops are becoming thugs with badges, all over. they screw up they crucify you.

if it’s an illegal arrest which it was, and they screwed up, they aren’t protected by sovereign immunity and the guy can defend himself.

but i doubt he even did resist or obstruct.

they can toss this out every time and he-said cop-said in court goes to the cops. liar cops win.


38 posted on 04/17/2014 1:56:43 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Mark17

I am beginning to wonder if there is ever a time when the cops don’t act stupidly.

***********

Most of the time. It is simply not reported. The JBT incidents are sure picking up though.


39 posted on 04/17/2014 1:57:12 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: Psalm 144
Most of the time. It is simply not reported. The JBT incidents are sure picking up though.

As much as I dislike the Obungler, he may possibly have been right when he said the cops acted stupidly.

40 posted on 04/17/2014 2:00:37 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: baddog 219; null and void; sport; Alaska Wolf

Call in an airstrike! I see 2 more of ‘em!


41 posted on 04/17/2014 2:01:39 PM PDT by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a great life!)
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To: Psalm 144

You have to expect brutality from the police. Even police on this forum endorse it.


42 posted on 04/17/2014 2:17:15 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: seacapn

Can’t believe you haven’t heard the story of the ham sandwich...


43 posted on 04/17/2014 2:22:33 PM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: Nachum; All
Since the "in his home" in the OP indicates that this incident took place inside a home, please consider the following. Although the sheriff was doing his job since he didn't know the AF captain who could have been a real burglar, this incident sounds like a good example for jury nullification if it gets to that point.

Also, since I got the impression that the captain's and sheriff's testimonies didn't exactly agree, this incident is a good argument, imo, for the use of security cameras of the following thread.

FR: Parents’ Nursery Camera Captures Extremely Disturbing Footage

44 posted on 04/17/2014 2:32:49 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: Psalm 144

Police State USA , Life During Wartime

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYn9JF0TSgw


45 posted on 04/17/2014 2:37:31 PM PDT by Zeneta (Thoughts in time and out of season.)
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To: FreeperCell

They had to reschedule that.


46 posted on 04/17/2014 2:42:44 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Psalm 144
The DA is a putz.

I'd guess the DA is being controlled or manipulated by SOMEONE.

If that's not the case then our system is so far out of whack there may be no hope of restoring a level playing field.

47 posted on 04/17/2014 2:49:12 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: Nachum

Ah! Californica — makes sense now...


48 posted on 04/17/2014 4:57:50 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias... "Barack": Allah's current ally...)
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To: Nachum

Thank you for posting this.


49 posted on 04/17/2014 6:42:15 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Nachum

I just spoke with Nicholas. This ordeal has been a major challenge for him. He is fighting back. They picked the wrong man to oppress...he has faith. He needs moral support... The details are worse than reputed in this piece.

Please pray justice prevails and our Lord grant him wisdom and patience.

PM me if you want to pass a message of encouragement to him.


50 posted on 04/17/2014 7:43:25 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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