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Police chief dead, four officers wounded in Greenland shootout; suspected gunman found dead in home
Union Leader ^ | Apr 13, 2012 | JASON SCHREIBER and JAMES A. KIMBLE

Posted on 04/13/2012 5:26:27 AM PDT by whd23

GREENLAND — The man believed to be the shooter who killed Greenland Police Chief Michael Maloney and shot four other officers was found dead inside his Post Road home around 2 a.m. Friday along with a female aquaintance, Attorney General Michael Delaney said at a 5 a.m. news conference.

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Law enforcement sources said police showed up at the Post Road home to serve a search warrant about 6 p.m., and discovered that a drug deal may have been taking place.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: New Hampshire
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Police chief lost his life over anabolic steroids.
1 posted on 04/13/2012 5:26:34 AM PDT by whd23
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To: whd23

This is a stupid bust. If they had a warrant to get his firearms after the domestic and they saw the steroids during the pick up, they could have busted him right then. You don’t need a warrant to arrest someone if their action is in plain sight and you’re legally allowed to be in their home.

This is so sad and I understand two of the wounded cops are in critical condition.


2 posted on 04/13/2012 5:41:14 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (I like Obamacare because Granny signed the will and I need the cash)
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To: muir_redwoods

Yup. And the steroids were taken from the home in July, 2010!


3 posted on 04/13/2012 5:44:59 AM PDT by whd23 (Every time a link is de-blogged an angel gets its wings.)
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To: whd23

The guy seems to have taken the state motto quite seriously!


4 posted on 04/13/2012 6:03:24 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: whd23

Prayers for the family of the police chief and all in the community.


5 posted on 04/13/2012 6:12:55 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: whd23

He was a local firefighter so you know how that goes - brothers protecting brothers. This guy should have been locked up long ago with the list of felonies on his sheet


6 posted on 04/13/2012 6:18:21 AM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: muir_redwoods

I heard on a news report the police chief was two weeks from his retirement.


7 posted on 04/13/2012 6:27:02 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: whd23

Police work is dangerous enough when you fight real crime. I feel so much safer now that someone’s supply of Ripped Abs Helper is off the streets.


8 posted on 04/13/2012 6:29:09 AM PDT by BlazingArizona
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To: muir_redwoods

“If they had a warrant to get his firearms after the domestic”

In NH you don’t need a warrant to take firearms, during a domestic arrest.


9 posted on 04/13/2012 6:33:15 AM PDT by tiger-one
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To: whd23

More victims in this stupid, insane war on (some) drugs.


10 posted on 04/13/2012 6:36:55 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

The motto is only part of Gen. Stark’s toast to his comrades “Live Free Or Die; Death Is Not The Worst of Evils”


11 posted on 04/13/2012 6:40:10 AM PDT by tiger-one
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To: Jack Hydrazine

The motto is only part of Gen. Stark’s toast to his comrades “Live Free Or Die; Death Is Not The Worst of Evils”


12 posted on 04/13/2012 6:40:26 AM PDT by tiger-one
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To: wilco200

What felonies?


13 posted on 04/13/2012 6:42:20 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: tiger-one

Then they had legal grounds to be in his home when the steroids were first discovered and could have arrested him on the spot. This was a needless situation. The steroid charges probably would have been thrown out anyway unless he was moving quantity.


14 posted on 04/13/2012 6:47:14 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (I like Obamacare because Granny signed the will and I need the cash)
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To: tiger-one

You can say that again!


15 posted on 04/13/2012 6:49:22 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
The guy seems to have taken the state motto quite seriously!

Live Free Or Die. Does that mean repeal all drug laws? (That could be a whole 'nother thread)

16 posted on 04/13/2012 6:58:58 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
You can say that again!

S/He did!

;^)

17 posted on 04/13/2012 7:02:24 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: JimRed

Did any states have laws against drugs before the FDA was invented?


18 posted on 04/13/2012 7:02:36 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Dead Corpse

“What felonies?”

Mutrie, who was 6-foot three-inches tall and weighed 275 pounds, was arrested for nine steroid-related felonies on Jan. 19, 2011, and was then released on $10,000 personal recognizance bail.

In addition to his arrest on a domestic assault charge, Mutrie pleaded guilty on August 14, 2007, to two class A misdemeanor simple assault charges, which stemmed from a brawl at the Portsmouth Gas Light Co. As part of a negotiated plea agreement with the prosecution, he was sentenced to serve two days in the Rockingham County House of Corrections.

But the following November, Mutrie was allowed by the Portsmouth Circuit Court to recant his guilty pleas because, a judge ruled, he misunderstood his lawyer’s advice and the potential career consequences of the convictions. Mutrie said at the time that he didn’t realize the resulting convictions would hurt his chances of becoming a firefighter. When he entered the guilty plea, he told a judge, he was “under the impression” that only a felony conviction could prevent him from being hired as a firefighter. “I took it out of convenience,” he said in the Portsmouth court.

In 2009 Mutrie subsequently pleaded guilty to a reduced violation-level charge of disorderly conduct which said he breached the peace by making excessive noise. Portsmouth Police Capt. Corey MacDonald said at the time that the charge was reduced due to the unavailability of witnesses.

Mutrie was court-ordered to perform 30 hours of community service and to stay away from the Gas Light for two years.

He was also ordered to complete an anger management program and to adhere to any recommended follow-up treatment.


19 posted on 04/13/2012 7:08:49 AM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: wilco200
He pleaded on the misdemeanor charges. The felonies had yet to go to trial and had dragged out for TWO YEARS.

Is a "felony" a felony if the government has no legit power to make that law in the first place?

It stems back to this... What is a crime? Is it simply breaking the law? Or does a real crime have a perpetrator, a victim, and actual damage done?

The founding Fathers of this Country advocated the latter. Or as Thomas Jefferson put it...

"Of liberty I would say that, in the whole plenitude of its extent, it is unobstructed action according to our will. But rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add “within the limits of the law,” because law is often but the tyrant’s will, and always so when it violates the right of an individual. "

What would have been the outcome had he not been accused of the steroid allegations? Some muscle-headed firefighter putting out fires? Ooohhh... the horror! Maybe they should have just dropped a JDAM on his house from the outset...

20 posted on 04/13/2012 7:21:31 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: Dead Corpse

The guy was a roid head with a small pee pee complex who liked to beat on women. Because he was a vaunted firefighter he thought and did get away with things that average citizens would not.

I can’t believe you’re trying to defend a guy who shot 5 police officers who had a legit reason to roust this guy


21 posted on 04/13/2012 7:32:25 AM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: muir_redwoods

“Mutrie was indicted on charges of possession of a controlled drug last May for having a variety of anabolic steroids, court documents show.” per the Union Leader
For your information, an arrest takes place before someone is indicted.

“If they had a warrant to get his firearms after the domestic” Where do you find a “domestic” in this incident?

In NH you don’t need a warrant to take firearms, during a domestic arrest.

Ret. LEO


22 posted on 04/13/2012 7:32:33 AM PDT by tiger-one
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To: wilco200
Oooh... He was a "roid head". Fine. No trial. Just f*cking shoot him. Constitution be damned... the guy was accused so he must be guilty of something!

Would that be acceptable to you? I hope so, because that is pretty much what happened.

23 posted on 04/13/2012 7:52:56 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: Dead Corpse

Pretty much what happened was that the police showed up to serve a warrant and this nut opened fire. If he hadn’t then there would have been a trial.


24 posted on 04/13/2012 8:10:15 AM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: wilco200
Yes... Let's applaud the brave heroes for enforcing a law the government has ZERO legit authority to make in the first place.

History would be a lot different if that attitude prevailed. For one, we'd still be British subjects.

25 posted on 04/13/2012 8:16:03 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: Dead Corpse

I’m not applauding anyone.

The question as to whether or steroids or other drugs should be illegal is a separate question. I personally think most should be decriminalized.

But this incident isn’t about policy, it’s about the police serving a legal warrant based on illegal activity. The roid head as I like to refer to him decided that instead of fighting the charges in a courtroom to mow down 5 officers.

I simply can’t defend his actions


26 posted on 04/13/2012 8:38:58 AM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: wilco200
The question as to whether or steroids or other drugs should be illegal is a separate question.

No. That question is WHY those officers were at this guys house to begin with. It makes your next statement...

...it’s about the police serving a legal warrant based on illegal activity.

... invalid. If the law itself is illegitimate, as we both apparently agree on, then so is any "enforcement" of those laws.

27 posted on 04/16/2012 5:48:34 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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