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  • Jury Acquits Woman Arrested for Protecting Her Dog From a Cop

    03/10/2016 11:18:52 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 106 replies
    Reason ^ | Mar. 8, 2016 12:42 pm | Jacob Sullum
    Last week a West Virginia woman who stood between her dog and a state trooper intent on killing him was acquitted of obstructing an officer by a jury in Wood County. It took jurors just half an hour to acquit 23-year-old Tiffanie Hupp after they watched the video of the incident that Hupp's husband, Ryan, shot with his cellphone. Trooper Seth Cook came to the Hupps' house on May 9, 2015, in response to a dispute between a neighbor and Ryan's stepfather. There Cook encountered Buddy, a Labrador-husky mix who was chained outside the house. The dog, whom Hupp describes...
  • Man's vehicle seized by troopers investigating out-of-town murder

    07/23/2015 5:17:56 PM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 18 replies
    WHEC TV 10 ^ | 7/22/2015 | Brett Davidsen - @whec_bdavidsen
    What would you do in this situation? Imagine you buy a car, not thinking about where it's been before, and then the police show up telling you they need to take your car because it may be evidence in an out-of-town murder. One man contacted News10NBC for help saying this actually happened to him. We're told the crime happened in Albany. So how did the car end up on a used car lot in Rochester? The connection to the murder case isn't completely clear, but it appears it went from an auction to the dealership and then to Josh Goetz...
  • Starship Troopers: One of the Most Misunderstood Movies Ever

    12/02/2014 7:02:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 77 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 7, 2013 | Calum Marsh
    When Paul Verhoeven’s Starship Troopers hit theaters 16 years ago today, most American critics slammed it. In the New York Times, Janet Maslin panned the “crazed, lurid spectacle,” as featuring “raunchiness tailor-made for teen-age boys.” Jeff Vice, in the Deseret News, called it “a nonstop splatterfest so devoid of taste and logic that it makes even the most brainless summer blockbuster look intelligent.” Roger Ebert, who had praised the “pointed social satire” of Verhoeven’s Robocop, found the film “one-dimensional,” a trivial nothing “pitched at 11-year-old science-fiction fans.” But those critics had missed the point. Starship Troopers is satire, a ruthlessly...
  • Two troopers fall from tree stand in search for Eric Frein

    10/02/2014 1:12:00 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 42 replies
    Pocono Record ^ | Oct. 2, 2014 | Staff reports
    Two state troopers fell from a tree stand Wednesday night during the search for Eric Frein and were injured, according to a state police official. The troopers entered a wooden tree stand to clear the structure and ensure it was not occupied around 7 p.m. The tree stand was a man-made hunting blind elevated roughly 20 feet off the ground and attached to a tree. While inside the stand, the floor collapsed and both men fell to the ground. They were treated by tactical medics at the scene. At the advice of the medics, both troopers were air-lifted to Lehigh...
  • Feminism has slain our protectors

    09/13/2014 6:31:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 44 replies ^ | 9/13/2014 | Patrice Lewis
    Specifically, I admire men who are controlled, confident and who fulfill their biological destiny as protectors and providers. Men are essential for training boys to tame the testosterone and channel their natural strengths and aggressiveness in appropriate ways. Trained men are, in the words of columnist Dennis Prager, the glory of civilization. (It goes without saying that untrained men are its scourge, but that’s another column.
  • 19-year-old arrested for killing two troopers in Tanana; 2nd man charged after standoff

    05/02/2014 4:10:08 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 4 replies
    Anchorage Daily News | May 2, 2014 | SUZANNA CALDWELL and TEGAN HANLON
    19-year-old arrested for killing two troopers in Tanana; 2nd man charged after standoff By SUZANNA CALDWELL and TEGAN HANLON Alaska Dispatch / Anchorage Daily News May 2, 2014 UPDATE 10:30 AM FRIDAY: The Alaska State Troopers say they have taken two men into custody in connection with the shooting deaths of two troopers in Tanana on Thursday. Nathanial Lee Kangas, 19, of Tanana was arrested Thursday for the murders of Sgt. Patrick "Scott" Johnson and Trooper Gabriel "Gabe" Rich, according to a troopers release issued Friday morning. Formal charges are being prepared by the troopers with the help of the...
  • God bless all of our Veterans on this Veteran's Day!

    11/11/2012 12:54:40 PM PST · by fabian · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/11/12 | fabian
    We appreciate all that you veterans have done to help us remain America. If anyone needs any free assistance with being free of stress and or, ptsd....please go to! For all vets!
  • Video of our Troopers/ Can you watch without a tear?

    05/18/2012 11:54:44 AM PDT · by fabian · 17 replies
    I dare you to watch this without crying. They do so much and heaven has plenty of them already. I just pray that the continuing war with the badly deceived is won much quicker than it has been going so far. Ultimately, real Christianity will need to replace the false religion of Islam for this war on terror to finally cease. Jesus will probably have to finish the job himself.
  • Judge rules (CT) trooper layoffs unconstitutional

    01/16/2012 3:52:13 PM PST · by matt04 · 13 replies · 1+ views
    A Superior Court judge has ruled that state trooper layoffs ordered by Gov. Dannel Malloy last year are unconstitutional. Last year, 56 state police troopers were laid off during the summer after they rejected part of a concessions agreement put out by Malloy's administration to deal with the state budget deficit. All of the state police troopers got their jobs back, collected six weeks of unemployment, which was less than their pay. But they say that's not the point. They sued because they say Malloy didn't have the authority to lay them off. It is unclear whether the state will...
  • Down South, them State Troopers Have a Way with Words...

    04/19/2011 1:44:36 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 36 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | April 19, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Ten best quotes from South Carolina state Troopers- as gathered by police band radio monitors 1.  "If you run... you'll only go to jail tired, son."  2. "Relax, the handcuffs are tight because they're new. They'll stretch after you wear them a while."  3. "If you take your hands off the car, I'll make your birth certificate a worthless document."  4. "Warning! You want a warning? O.K, I'm warning you not to do that again or I'll give you another ticket." 5 "Can you run faster than 1200 feet per second? Because that's the speed of the bullet that'll be chasing you."  6 "Just how...
  • Wisconsin GOP sends state troopers after Democrat ('en route' for RAT leader Mark Miller)

    02/18/2011 9:15:46 AM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies
    Twin Cities ^ | 2/18/11
    Wisconsin GOP sends state troopers after DemocratAssociated Press Updated: 02/18/2011 10:33:09 AM CST Republicans in the Wisconsin state Senate have asked the governor to send state troopers after Democratic leader Mark Miller. Senate Democrats are boycotting a Senate vote on a bill that would strip public sector workers of their collective bargaining rights. They have been missing from the Capitol for a day and a half. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says he has asked Gov. Scott Walker to send two state troopers to Miller's home in Monona. He says he believes the troopers are en route.
  • Cops: Man kills baby in standoff with NY troopers

    06/22/2010 2:23:51 PM PDT · by thefactor · 31 replies · 1+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 6/22/10 | AP
    BLOSSVALE, N.Y. – New York state police say a man who shot a 3-month-old baby to death in front of troopers during a standoff has been shot by officers and wounded. Police say the armed man was outside a home in the upstate town of Blossvale when troopers arrived after getting a 911 call about a domestic dispute at about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. Troopers say they shot the man after he used a long gun to shoot the baby and open fire on officers.
  • All I Ever Really Needed To Know About Citizenship, I Learned From Starship Troopers

    04/09/2010 6:49:45 PM PDT · by Publius772000 · 82 replies · 1,412+ views
    The Constitutional Alamo ^ | 04/09/10 | Michael Naragon
    Ask most people about Starship Troopers, and, if they recognize the name at all, they’ll link it to the over-hyped 1997 film directed by Paul Verhoeven. This is unfortunate, as the film did no justice to the Heinlein text. My first acquaintance with the book came in 2003 when I found a 1959 copy in a flea market in Indian Springs, GA for the tidy sum of $5. I’d never read the book before buying that copy, but I consumed it in a day. The writing was aimed at a young adult audience, but its themes resonate today, regardless of...
  • [Colorado State] Troopers Have Yet To Be Paid For DNC Overtime

    12/02/2008 7:18:17 AM PST · by Oyarsa · 20 replies · 783+ views
    CBS 4 Denver ^ | 12/01/08 | Rick Sallinger
    Dec 1, 2008 7:34 pm US/Mountain Troopers Have Yet To Be Paid For DNC Overtime DENVER (CBS4) ― Colorado state troopers say it's been more than three months since the Democratic National Convention and they have yet to get compensated for their overtime. The economy is bad and the holiday season is here and the extra money or time off that some troopers counted on has yet to be approved. There seem to be a lot of factors of work in the hold up, including an extraordinary event, troopers were used from around the state, and asking federal government to...
  • Ceremony will kick off historical cemetery project

    09/30/2008 5:23:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 579+ views
    SIERRA VISTA — A ceremony to prepare a portion of the state-operated veterans cemetery to receive the remains of soldiers who died in the then Territory of Arizona in the late 1800s will be held Wednesday afternoon. Nearly 70 sets of remains, many of them incomplete, will be reburied at the Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery next May, after being exhumed at a long-abandoned burial ground in Tucson, said cemetery administrator Joe Larson. Initially, the remains of 10 individuals were expected when the project was started, before Larson became the administrator. “Then the number grew to 30, and now it...
  • Palin's Stall (editorial criticism)

    09/05/2008 11:02:57 AM PDT · by steve-b · 24 replies · 310+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | 9/5/08 | (editor)
    Gov. Sarah Palin is taking the wrong approach to Troopergate. She should be practicing the open and transparent, ethical and accountable government she promised when running for governor and boasts about now that she's on the national stage. Instead, Gov. Palin has begun stonewalling the Legislature's attempt to get the bottom of allegations that she, her family or staff violated ethical or state personnel rules. As a result, the Troopergate allegations hang over Palin's future and cloud her candidacy for vice president....
  • E-mail from Palin to Alaska State Troopers regarding Wooten 8/10/05

    Found on Anchorage Daily News. A lot of background on Wooten in this email. Much more than most have any idea about.
  • Aniak wants [Alaska State] Troopers out (Like living with Big Brother)

    02/18/2008 1:31:38 AM PST · by AlaskaErik · 16 replies · 677+ views
    KTUU TV ^ | February 17, 2008 | Jill Burke
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The village of Aniak says living with Alaska State Troopers in its community is like living with Big Brother. Earlier this month, the Aniak Traditional Council sent a letter to Alaska State Troopers asking that troopers be permanently removed from the Aniak post. The council cites unfair treatment and disregard of tribe members' civil rights as reasons and says it feels the scrutiny is racially motivated. The council complains troopers cite and fine young children for hunting or trapping ptarmigan and rabbits without a license. The say law enforcement officials also place roadblocks and conduct car searches...
  • How rushed justice fails our kids (Broken families, broken courts)

    02/10/2008 7:33:09 AM PST · by Technoman · 2 replies · 103+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | February 8, 2008 | Karen de Sá
    It's a typical morning in the court system designed to protect California's children from abuse and neglect: Justice is being strangled by the clock. In this Sacramento courtroom, attorneys spend two minutes on the case of a 3-year-old sent to the children's shelter after being found in a filthy home.
  • UHP crosses could be coming down

    11/15/2007 4:39:44 PM PST · by Larry R. Johnson · 10 replies · 80+ views
    SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 NEWS) - The fate of more than a dozen crosses honoring fallen UHP troopers was left in the hands of a federal court judge on Tuesday. The issue was taken to court after a group of atheists sued the state claiming the crosses violate the constitutional separation of church and state. The group is now asking the Utah Highway Patrol Association to remove the 12 foot-crosses because they denote the death of Jesus Christ. However, the state and UHP troopers say they are memorials to brave public servants and not religious in nature. The majority...
  • 2 More State Troopers Shot; Suspect Surrounded

    04/25/2007 8:38:44 AM PDT · by metmom · 34 replies · 1,439+ views
    Margaretville, Delaware County (WSYR-TV/AP) – Two more State Troopers were shot in Delaware Co. Wednesday morning as police closed in on Travis D. Trim, 23. He’s believed to have shot a state trooper Tuesday afternoon during a traffic stop. We're told one trooper was shot in the head, the other in the hand. A state police spokesman said that the two troopers were flown by helicopter to a hospital and the extent of their injuries was not immediately clear.
  • Troopers Come to Aid of Iraqi Toddler

    03/02/2007 7:11:28 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 544+ views
    CAMP TAJI, Iraq, March. 2, 2007 — Multi-National Division - Baghdad soldiers assisted in the medical evacuation of a two-year-old Iraqi girl March 1 after she fell from a truck near the city of Mushada, Iraq. Troopers from Company B, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment were on a patrol when they came upon a wounded child and her father, who told the soldiers his daughter had fallen from the vehicle. The soldiers immediately called for an urgent medical evacuation. Shortly afterward, the girl and her father were airlifted to the 28th Combat Support Hospital in Baghdad, where the girl underwent...
  • Troopers Learn to Airlift Equipment, Supplies in Combat Zone

    02/21/2007 4:39:04 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 159+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Staff Sgt. Jon Cupp
    CAMP TAJI, Iraq, Feb. 21, 2007 — When people think of air assaults they may have an image in their mind of soldiers repelling from helicopters down long ropes and then once on the ground, the soldiers go to attack an objective. But much of what the Army teaches about air assaults concerns the ability to airlift supplies, equipment and other re-supply items, getting them quickly to soldiers in the combat zone. "If one of my fellow soldiers is in desperate need of equipment in the combat zone, I know I'm trained and prepared to help him get that equipment...
  • Outdated Images of Detention Center, Mission Frustrate Guantanamo Troopers

    12/01/2006 4:46:30 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 372+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Jim Greenhill, USA
    U.S. NAVAL STATION GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba, Dec. 1, 2006 -- A 28-year-old block guard here whose mission is to ensure the safe care and custody of enemy combatants said he wishes the world had an accurate picture of the place where he serves. A soldier stands guard on a cell block inside Camp 5 at the Joint Task Force Guantanamo detention center at Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in November. Camp 5 is one of six camps that make up the detention center and has been built with many features of state-of-the-art maximum-security prisons in the United States. Most...
  • Police: PA Man Let "Bucky" Stay for 11 Days

    09/06/2006 6:54:15 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 16 replies · 307+ views
    AP via WSYR ^ | 9/6/2006 | Anon
    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Fugitive Ralph "Bucky" Phillips, suspected of killing one state trooper and wounding two others, may have spent 11 days hiding out in a western Pennsylvania home last month, slipping back into New York at least once to steal 41 guns from a gun shop, authorities said Wednesday. As New York State Police searched the woods of Chautauqua County for Phillips at the end of August, he was staying - at least some of the time - at the home of Todd Allen Nelson in Ludlow, Pa., Pennsylvania state police said Wednesday. Nelson, 30, was arrested Aug....
  • Two Troopers Shot in Chautauqua County (Ralph "Bucky" Phillips)

    08/31/2006 7:22:26 PM PDT · by Dan Nunn · 78 replies · 3,072+ views
    WGRZ-TV ^ | 8/31/2006 | Theresa Fulcher
    A nursing supervisor at a western New York hospital has confirmed to the Associated Press that two state troopers have been shot in Chautauqua County. AP reports that Sheryl Polito, nursing supervisor at Brooks Memorial Hospital near Fredonia, said one of the troopers had been brought to Brooks before being flown to Erie County Medical Center and that another trooper was taken to Hamot Medical Center in Pennsylvania. AP also reports that a nursing supervisor at Erie County Medical Center, who declined to give her name, confirmed a state trooper was in critical condition. She said she did not expect...
  • Ironhorse Troopers head to JRTC

    06/13/2006 6:09:49 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 219+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Sgt. Jon Cupp
    FORT HOOD, Texas (Army News Service, June 13, 2006) – More than 4,500 Soldiers from the 1st Cavalry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team will soon experience what has been described as “the most realistic, stressful training troops will ever face” at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, La. The Ironhorse Brigade departed this week on the heels of their Ironhorse Rampage exercise, which prepped them for JRTC and a potential deployment to Iraq. “We want to give our Soldiers confidence not only in individual skills, but collective skills as well,” said Maj. Pete Andrysiak, 1st BCT deputy commander....
  • 3rd Armored Cav. troopers continue to serve

    05/09/2006 6:53:02 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 227+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | May 8, 2006 | Sgt. 1st Class Donald Sparks
    3rd Armored Cav. troopers continue to serve By Sgt. 1st Class Donald Sparks Cavalry troopers from the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment raise their right hand to repeat the Oath of Reenlistment during the unit's mass reenlistment ceremony recently held at Fort Carson, Colo. A total of 640 Soldiers participated in the event.Sgt. 1st Class Donald Sparks FORT CARSON, Colo. (Army News Service, May 8, 2006) – Soon after his arrival back home from Operation Iraqi Freedom, Spc. Aaron Ziegler knew exactly what he wanted to do – stay in the Army and continue to serve. A food service specialist...
  • Troopers deliver in rainy Rose Parade

    01/03/2006 3:35:01 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 505+ views
    Army News Service ^ | January 3, 2006 | Spc. Colby Hauser
    The 1st Cavalry Division wagon and Horse Cavalry Detachment ground crew greet soggy spectators on South Orange Grove Boulevard during their performance at the 117th Tournament of Roses Parade Jan. 2 in Pasadena, Calif. Spc. Colby Hauser • Printer-friendly version • E-mail this article • Troopers deliver in rainy Rose ParadeBy Spc. Colby Hauser January 3, 2006 LOS ANGELES (Army News Service, Jan. 3, 2005) – Rain-soaked spectators roared with applause at the grandstand Jan. 2, as the Army’s last mounted cavalry unit presented arms during one of the nation’s largest parades. The 1st Cavalry Division Horse Cavalry Detachment...
  • Utah: Atheists Sue Over Road Crosses For Troopers Killed In Line Of Duty

    12/02/2005 12:02:45 PM PST · by Stoat · 32 replies · 1,613+ views
    Local 6 (Florida) ^ | December 2, 2005
    Atheists Sue Over Road Crosses For Troopers Killed In Line Of Duty   POSTED: 10:07 am EST December 2, 2005 UPDATED: 10:14 am EST December 2, 2005   A group of atheists in Salt Lake City is taking on the State of Utah and the Utah Highway Patrol over the law enforcement agency's use of crosses on roadways to memorialize troopers killed in the line of duty. The lawsuit has triggered a debate about whether a cross is an appropriate way of honoring troopers killed in the line of duty. The American atheists filing the lawsuit said they respect...
  • Mont. troopers must make hourly stops (at least 1 per hour, ticket issued or not)

    07/07/2005 4:15:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies · 1,441+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/7/05 | AP - Helena
    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A new policy requires state troopers to stop at least one vehicle an hour, but the driver need not be ticketed, and the chief said the rule steers clear of an anti-quota law. Col. Paul Grimstad said the rule, which took effect Monday, is intended to reduce traffic accidents and drunken driving. Montana had the highest number of alcohol-related deaths per miles traveled in a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report released in December 2003. Officers and sergeants now average 0.88 stops an hour while patrolling highways, Grimstad said. A state law passed this year bars...
  • State Police to get made-to-order helicopter

    12/02/2004 6:34:48 AM PST · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 26 replies · 836+ views
    The Dominion Post ^ | 2004/12/02 | AP
    CHARLESTON (AP) -- It will take almost a year for McDonnell Douglas to deliver a new, made-to-order $5.1 million helicopter to the West Virginia State Police but troopers say the product is worth the wait. ''We'll finally get a helicopter we can do our job in,'' said Sgt. Steve Knotts, chief pilot and director of aviation for the State Police. The state-of-the-art MD 902 Explorer will allow the agency to move troopers quickly, a capability that its current pair of Vietnam War-era OH-6 helicopters lack, Gov. Bob Wise said. ''We want to make sure we can respond quickly,'' Wise said....
  • National Troopers Coalition Endorses President George W. Bush

    09/25/2004 1:06:31 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 3 replies · 532+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | September 25, 2004
    RACINE, WI - Today, the National Troopers Coalition (NTC) declared their endorsement of President George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election; marking only the second time that this 46,000 member organization has endorsed a presidential candidate. The NTC endorsed George W. Bush in the 2000 election against Vice President Al Gore. "The National Troopers Coalition is proud to stand with President Bush and offer its endorsement today. The President’s commitment to family values, education and community affairs is the right recipe for reducing crime in America." said NTC Chairman Casey Perry. "President Bush is not just talking the talk,...
  • Troopers seize pot, alcohol at airport

    10/06/2003 4:09:47 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 32 replies · 526+ views ^ | 10.05.03 | Daily News staff reports
    <p>Alaska State Troopers seized dozens of bottles of alcohol and thousands of grams of marijuana in September that were bound for Western Alaska, officials said Friday.</p> <p>Troopers with the Western Alaska Alcohol and Narcotics Team at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport seized 95 750-milliliter bottles and one 375-milliliter bottle of alcohol, troopers said in a press release. They also seized 2,371 grams, about 5.2 pounds, of marijuana.</p>
  • Lawsuit claims troopers have ticket quotas (SC)

    07/20/2003 11:48:35 AM PDT · by SC Swamp Fox · 48 replies · 1,657+ views
    The State ^ | Jul. 20, 2003 | John Monk
    Lawsuit claims troopers have ticket quotas Ex-Trooper of the Year alleges that opposition to quotas forced him out of S.C. Highway PatrolThe S.C. Highway Patrol operated a quota system that rewarded troopers who met ticket-writing goals and punished those who did not, a two-time Trooper of the Year contends in a federal lawsuit. "Troopers who wrote greater numbers of tickets were rewarded with promotions and other benefits," says the lawsuit, filed Friday for former Trooper Edward McAbee, 38. "Troopers who were perceived to write an insufficient number of tickets were treated with indifference, disdain or outright contempt," the lawsuit says....
  • DFU SONG: Rocky (Paula never laid a glove on me) 4-01-02

    04/01/2002 11:47:41 AM PST · by doug from upland · 8 replies · 226+ views
    DFU SONG PARODIES ^ | 4-2002 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - ROCKY I beat Jones…Paula Jones I showed you…I have stones All of you can now see…she had never laid a glove on me Dropping trow…there's no way With myself…I don't play All of you can now see…she had never laid a glove on me Paula Jones…she was lying From my butt see...monkeys flying (musical break) Though my dear wife gave to her a big check And with a lamp she put me on the deck Though my dear wife gave to her a big check And with a lamp she put me on the deck I'll still...