.’ Officer John Doe I stated: ‘I don’t have time to play this constitutional bullshit!’
Well, he’s a veteran, so naturally he is a suspected terrorist on the Homeland Security watchlist and requires action such as this.
“If you admit to a crime on a hot line, is that probable cause to search without a warrant? “
What ‘crime’ was that?
The only thing I read was he was ‘depressed’.
Now, as far as I know, being depressed and seeking help isn’t a crime.
Don’t forget. He didn’t intentionally call the ‘Suicide Hotline’.
“Corrigan telephoned what he believed to be the ‘Military’s Emotional Support Hotline’ because he was depressed and had not slept for several days,” the complaint states. “
So does that mean that since he did call it, he is guilty of something?
Apparently and wrongfully so.
They didn’t care about the “Rights” of the people back then and they don't care now!
“Live Free or Die”
—seizing his dog and killing his tropical fish. —
Hmmm. I see they are changing their tactics.
Whomever wrote this article did a terrible job.
“After he was released from the hospital and determined not to be a suicide risk, Corrigan says, police arrested him and put him in jail, where he remained for almost 2 weeks.
Could the writer not read an arrest warrant? On what charge was the man arrested? It would be nice to know!
never call the police unless you want someone arrested or worse; protect and serve is no longer the motto
And every man, every one of them jack-booted thugs should be dead. If they weren't shot by the man they invaded, they should now get the death penalty for denial of fundamental constitutional rights under color of law.
This crap is going to stop, or we are going to have a civil war.
Reservist: "Hey, I'm depressed."
Police: "Oh yeah? WELL WE WILL GIVE YOU SOMETHING TO BE DEPRESSED ABOUT!!!"
Illegal search and seizure!
He may not get his guns back, but he can’t found guilty of any criminal charges that are based on this illegal search and seizure.
I hope it's a lot more, after what he went through.
This is an interesting case. Does information given because of a question by someone on a suicide hotline give the police probable cause? It would seem to me that protecting the individual’s life would be the limit of their authority.
Wasn’t the DC ban on owning a gun held to be unconstitutional?
I really feel sorry to the guy. I hope is lawyer is a good one. The lawyer should also enjoin the suicide hotline for breach of confidentiality.
First rule of gun ownership. Don’t talk about your guns.
Ummm... Dear kindly Officer Jackboots:
That "constitutional bulls**t" is THE SUPREME LAW OF THE LAND! If you claim to be a "law enforcement official" then you had better damn well MAKE TIME for it, or suffer ALL the consequences for NOT doing so, both 'official' and 'unofficial'...
Good grief! Pretty extreme consequences for being depressed and not sleeping for several days. Brought to you by the same folks that now call Maj. Hassan’s killing spree at Ft Hood “workplace violence”. From one extreme to the other. Hope Corrigan wins this case.
Wow... I’m often one to give cops the benefit of the doubt, if any, and credit for a difficult job— but not here. These guys are out of control and need to be slapped down hard. I think even a first year law student could drive a Mack Truck through this case.
“. Officer John Doe I stated: I dont have time to play this constitutional bullshit!”
Then find a different job.
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Veterans Crisis Line is 1-800-273-8255
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Bait and Switch.