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Constable Shoots and Paralyzes Man While Serving Warrant Over Unpaid Parking Tickets
Reason.com ^ | July, 28, 2014 | Ed Krayewski

Posted on 07/29/2014 8:16:21 PM PDT by QT3.14

Imagine a company hiring a debt collector that sends armed representatives to customers’ homes and threatens to put them in cages if they don’t pay up. That’s not allowed in America, unless your company is the government. NBC Philadelphia reports on the latest instance of police brutality during petty law enforcement to make the news:

(Excerpt) Read more at reason.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: lawenforcement; pennsylvania; police
I'm pro-cop, but wow!
1 posted on 07/29/2014 8:16:21 PM PDT by QT3.14
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To: QT3.14

Well, maybe the continuing stories like this will make you realize that we now live in a totalitarian police state.


2 posted on 07/29/2014 8:21:22 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Why does every totalitarian political hack think that he knows how to run my life better than I do?)
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To: QT3.14

I’m a retired cop, and yes ... WOW!


3 posted on 07/29/2014 8:23:12 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: QT3.14

after a series of long, low-intensity wars, soldiers are cops and cops become soldiers.


4 posted on 07/29/2014 8:27:13 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: null and void

It’s a lousy day for liberty.


5 posted on 07/29/2014 8:29:54 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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6 posted on 07/29/2014 8:30:16 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: QT3.14

“Imagine a company hiring a debt collector that sends armed representatives to customers’ homes and threatens to put them in cages if they don’t pay up.”

Now, imagine that same company believes that a debt is created when someone merely breaks the company’s rules, and THEN sends an armed representative to customers’ homes and threatens to put them in cages if they don’t pay up.


7 posted on 07/29/2014 8:30:30 PM PDT by FLAMING DEATH (I'm not racist - I hate Biden too!)
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To: QT3.14
during petty law enforcement to make the news

It worked.

8 posted on 07/29/2014 8:32:16 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: QT3.14

Police are crazy

No way this should happen over parking tickets, police need to start doing real police work for one thing.

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9 posted on 07/29/2014 8:32:53 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: QT3.14

Was this a cop or an executioner?

Lousy at his job either way....


10 posted on 07/29/2014 8:39:16 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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11 posted on 07/29/2014 8:40:24 PM PDT by null and void (If Bill Clinton was the first black president, why isn't Barack Obama the first woman president?)
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To: doc1019

If the constable was serving an arrest warrant following a failure to appear or possibly numerous FTAs, and the habitual traffic criminal said to himself, “Screw it.” and threw the car in gear, gunned the engine. A car can be a deadly weapon.

Usually I’m with the mob in cops v. dogs, but here that defense might work. If true.
Otherwise, this constable punks ‘Dirty Harry’ Callahan.
Or he might be as crazy as a thin-skulled woodpecker.


12 posted on 07/29/2014 8:41:51 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives.)
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To: QT3.14

I’m pro-GOOD-cop. But I think there seem to be an increasing percentage of cops who are ANYTHING BUT good-cop. This “not good cop” group contains incompetent cops and/or evil cops and/or too easily frightened cops.

Too many times these bad cops get away with their incompetence/evil/fright induced bad deeds with nothing more that a paid vacation (aka administrative leave).


13 posted on 07/29/2014 8:49:29 PM PDT by House Atreides (ANOTHER CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN FOR CHILDERS 2014 .... Don't reward bad GOPe behavior.)
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To: tumblindice
A car can be a deadly weapon.

It all depends on where the constable was standing when the person backed his car out of his driveway.

If the constable was behind the car, and less than six feet from the back bumper, then perhaps it was a righteous shoot. Otherwise, it was murder.

14 posted on 07/29/2014 8:57:16 PM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: QT3.14

Well, the important thing is the officer got home safely for dinner.


15 posted on 07/29/2014 9:05:36 PM PDT by Gritty (Obama's governing as president of a Latin American republic, where only the president matters-MSteyn)
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16 posted on 07/29/2014 9:31:13 PM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: QT3.14

Lysander Spooner said that law is force. Before we ever pass a piece of legislation into law we should ask, “is it worth killing a citizen for not following this law?”.


17 posted on 07/29/2014 10:04:16 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: UCANSEE2

The petty law enforcement officer just needed some petty cash!


18 posted on 07/29/2014 10:04:59 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: QT3.14
Anyone in or on a motor vehicle traveling more or less toward a police officer at any rate of speed is defined as assaulting a police officer with a deadly weapon and shooting the threatening citizen is the proper course of action.
19 posted on 07/29/2014 10:05:57 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: House Atreides

there are so many bad cops it’d be incredibly stupid to believe you’ll be dealing with a good one. the bad ones make people assume there facing a bad one.


20 posted on 07/29/2014 11:18:57 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: arthurus
Anyone in or on a motor vehicle traveling more or less toward a police office

"More or less toward"?!?! Sheesh they could go to any mall parking lot and have a nice little legal shooting rampage. What abuncha jackbooted nonsense.
21 posted on 07/30/2014 4:52:53 AM PDT by TalonDJ
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To: arthurus

Load of crap. Judge Dread rules for Sociopathic Badges?


22 posted on 07/30/2014 5:07:00 AM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: QT3.14

What’s the guy complaining about?

He can now use the handicapped parking spaces for the rest of his life.


23 posted on 07/30/2014 6:30:42 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: bamahead; LucyT; Liz; sickoflibs

Have you seen this one?

http://benswann.com/exclusive-leader-of-scout-troop-confronted-by-armed-border-patrol-speaks-out/

From the link:

“And for our government to take these young men and illegally search them and illegally seize and pull a weapon on these kids — something is wrong.”

Benswann.com’s Joshua Cook asked Fox, “Did you feel at that moment that you still lived in America?”

“No,” said Fox. “I didn’t and neither did the boys.”


24 posted on 07/30/2014 1:54:19 PM PDT by GOPJ (Liberal elites want immigrants as servants providing cheap labor, drugs, and competition for jobs.)
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To: GOPJ; LucyT; Liz; sickoflibs

Yeah there were a couple of threads on this incident Monday:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3185876/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3185310/posts


25 posted on 07/30/2014 3:12:53 PM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: bamahead
I generally dislike cops, but this is a good story. http://blog.petflow.com/breaking-news-secret-footage-catches-kansas-city-police-in-the-act/
26 posted on 07/31/2014 10:18:24 AM PDT by GregNH (If you can't fight, please find a good place to hide!)
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