An Interesting Jury

Things are bad and they’re only getting worse.  Many run their lives from an apathetic point of view.  If it doesn’t directly affect me it isn’t my problem.  There is a problem with that though, it does affect you, it affects everyone.   It is an erosion of your personal liberty whether you want to currently exercise that choice or not.

It is time to start standing up.  It is time to force your voice to be heard.  Neither party cares about liberty or freedom.  They care about money and power.  They have been slowly turning up the heat so they can steal more money and more, it’s time to jump out of the pot.

I remind you of this great document.  It reminds of of not just our rights but also our responsibilities in such matters.  Are you OK with standing in front of that jury?

Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.

He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do it’s thing.

SSCC–Auburn Washington (My Home Town)

Former Auburn police officer John Michael Clemmons pleaded guilty in King County Superior Court Monday to assault for fondling a woman during a traffic stop.

Go read the account.  This pervert that received state protection and exemption.  Of course his fellow officers were there in a show of support, because heaven forbid they stand up for the people they’re sworn to protect when it’s their own abusing them.

State Sponsored Criminal: John Michael Clemmons

Because when you’re a cop, you can cop a feel of whoever the hell you want and if they fight back it’s assaulting a police officer.

Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.

He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do it’s thing.

SSCC Slaton

Slaton police came to this woman’s house, who wishes to remain anonymous, to arrest her son. But by asking one simple question, she found herself behind bars instead.

“I told him, ‘I will release my son to you upon viewing those orders.’ Those were exactly my words,” The complainant said. “He said, ‘This is how you want to play?’ He took two steps back, turned around to the officer and said, ‘Take her.’ They turned me around, handcuffed me, and took me in.”

Well she had good reason to ask…

The complainant said she was aware police would be coming to apprehend her 11-year-old son based on a criminal complaint, and that she just wanted to see the warrant. As it turns out, that warrant didn’t exist. She spent the night in jail while her son was left at home.

So basically they made her spend a night in jail for exercising her legal rights and protecting her child’s rights as well.  The biggest clue those officers f’d up?

McDonald said the Slaton Police Department will issue an apology as long as the mother agrees not to file a lawsuit. He said unless she is compensated for her expenses and the trauma she’s been through, a lawsuit won’t be out of the question.

I hope she doesn’t.  That is a textbook case of wrongful arrest and deprivation of rights under color of law if I ever saw one.

State Sponsored Criminal: Officer John Doe of the Slaton Police department

Because heaven forbid someone actually verify your legal authority to do something.  They need to follow orders blindly and just throw away their rights!

Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.

He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do it’s thing.

SSCC: LAPD

Los Angeles County prosecutors say a former police officer has been sentenced to 19 years in prison after pleading no contest to sexually assaulting five women while on duty in 2006 and 2007.

A district attorney’s statement says Ryan Allen West entered the plea Tuesday to five felonies including two counts of rape and three counts of penetration with a foreign object.

Remember though, these men should be allowed to be armed while you are forcibly disarmed and the act of defending yourself against them automatically a felony.

State Sponsored Criminal: Ryan Allen West

Because when you’re a cop, you get the authority of the state behind you and a gun on your hip while your victims are just allowed to cower in fear.

Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.

He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do it’s thing.

Quote of the Day–Phil Locke(6/3/2013)

Prosecutorial misconduct.  Well folks, this one is a hot button of mine.  Ask the average citizen, and they are totally unaware that such a thing ever happens.  After all, prosecutors are honorable people who are committed to ethics, justice, upholding the law, and to helping protect the public by ensuring that the  ”bad guys” are sternly dealt with, and if necessary, isolated from society, or even put to death.

Phil LockeProsecutorial Misconduct – What’s to be Done? A Call To Action

May 20th, 2013


[Yup, many seem to think prosecutors are some how infallible or some how looking out for the best interests of society, victims, or any number of things.  They’re only actually looking out for one thing, their careers.  I’ve had numerous other people come into my life recently who have had their own experiences with the local prosecutor, not to mention a run in from the prosecutorial side.

Nothing says stand up guy than saying there’s not enough evidence to pursue charges against someone for committing a crime even though they posted pictures of themselves committing said crime on Facebook.  *No this is neither a joke or exaggeration.  A man broken in and vandalized a property and took pictures of himself trespassing on said property as well vandalizing it.  The response of the prosecutors office was, “Not enough evidence to prosecute.”*

Remember that the next time you think the law will somehow provide justice.  Because as I’ve said before, “there is no correlation between the law and justice”.  Not to mention the prosecutorial motto, “It takes a good prosecutor to convict a guilty man, it takes a great prosecutor to convict an innocent one.”

This is a reminder of why I like my buddy Mike Jefferson so much. –B  ]

via Rob Halvorson…

Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.

He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do it’s thing.

SSCC Virginia

While testifying in the murder case of Brandon D. Cooper, state witness Nicole Byrd said that she saw Cooper running down the street after fatal shots were fired at Antwon D. Freeman. The state did not disclose to Cooper that they had a tape recording of Byrd telling a 911 operator that she “had not seen the shooter and had no information that would be helpful to police.” In fact, prosecutors told defense counsel that the 911 call “offered nothing that would help their case.”

I’ve made comments before about good and great prosecutors.  The bottom line is these men can withhold information and otherwise ruin the lives of honest men merely because they some how get caught in the gears.  While it can happen, actions like this are grossly negligent and speak volumes to the character of the man holding the position.

But it gets better:

On top of that, prosecutor Christopher Jones admitted before Judge Bradley B. Cavedo of Richmond Circuit Court that information showing one of their witnesses was a police informant was also withheld from the defense. Jones joined defense counsel to ask for a new trial. Judge Cavedo granted the motion yesterday, but did not prohibit the state from trying Cooper a second time. David P. Baugh, an attorney for Cooper, said that Jones committed a “classic ethics violation” and that he would file a bar complaint against Jones if the Court does not.

Sounds like a really nice guy huh?  Yeah it just gets better.  Flip over and read the whole steaming pile if you want to.  I suggest stashing the sharp objects.

State Sponsored Criminal: Christopher Jones

Because when you’re a prosecutor all you need to do to destroy someone’s life is be a little unethical, then the state will destroy them for you.

h/t Rob H.

Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.

He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do it’s thing.

SSCC California Highway Patrol

No officers have been fired and the acting chief had the following to say:

The public if they get stopped and simply comply with what they are asked to do, they have nothing to fear, nothing to fear at all.

Translation.  Follow orders blindly or suffer violence without cause.  Think about that, do exactly as the officer says or they can kill you.  Think about what that implies and remember if you fight back you’ll be charged with assault. 

When they do it, it’s merely law enforcement, even when force isn’t necessary.

State Sponsored Criminal: Andrew P. Murrill

Because when you’re a cop and you’re bored and someone doesn’t do exactly what you want, beat them to within an inch of their life.

Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.

He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do it’s thing.

Quote of the Day – Barack Obama (4/17/2013)

The gun lobby and its allies willfully lied about the bill.

Barack Obama – In Response to the Gun Control Vote

April 17th, 2013


[Said like a true politician.

No Mr. Obama, we just don't take kindly to being lied to, abused, mistreated, and being held responsible for the actions of others.  You and your cohorts tried to pass a bill and we merely read it and told everyone one's in it.  You can go read in the bill yourself about every statement I've made regarding the bill.

You're upset because you couldn't pull the wool over our eyes and we fought back.

Lastly Mr. President, what part of "Shall Not Be Infringed" is so hard and difficult for you to understand?-B]

Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.

He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do it’s thing.