SSCC #20–Orange County California

  • 9 Times with the taser.
  • The victim stated that they were killing him.
  • They proceeded to beat him.  Including hits to the head and neck.  Which are ruled as lethal force.
  • 54 contusions.
  • No injuries to officers, not even a bruise or scratch.
  • His only crime was having an open container in public.
  • The state claimed he died from cardiac arrest cause by an “unrecognized” medical condition.
  • Independent autopsy stated a broken neck.

It was the day he was going to be released.  They claim he was violently resisting, yet all he was doing was passive, further proven by the fact that no injuries occurred to their officers.  The county and independent autopsies were grossly different.  Which makes sense considering all parties involved work for the same master.

My heart goes out to this man’s father.

State Sponsored Criminal Count #20

Because lethal force is always justified against an unarmed individual locked up in confinement; whose only crime was having an open container and a mental condition.

SSCC #19–Jefferson County Co. Sherriff

Upon arriving home at about 1:40 p.m., she found the animal control officers being unreasonable and milling about on her property — without a search warrant.

This incident has so many different abuses by the police that it is difficult to accurately list them all.  Every last argument used against the owner of the property was full of ignorance.  What shines a light on this whole scenario is the following statement:

The “salt in the wound” that the situation had become was the fact that the sheriff’s office officials were accompanied by volunteers from the local branch of the House Rabbit Society — a nationwide group comprised of people who, according to Bell, think rabbits need to be raised like small children.

When Bell told one of the four sheriff’s deputies on scene that she wasn’t comfortable with House Rabbit Society members being on her property, she said the deputy looked her in the eye and said, “It is what it is.”

Umm, the civilians had absolutely no authority to be on the property, and the property owner had every right to request their removal, warrant or not.  Here’s a quick list of issues, most of which were created by the actions of law enforcement or law enforcement was ignorant of the actual law.

  • Claimed improper zoning, when in fact the property is zoned for agriculture.
  • A dead rabbit was automatically cause for concern, with no regard for cause or time of death.
  • Officers disconnected the cooling system raising the temperature in the barn.
  • They disconnected the water system for the rabbits.

The last two actions by law enforcement provided the grounds for the abuse charge, of which I believe the warrant was based.  While waiting for the warrant police continued to attempt to trick her and extort her into surrendering her animals.  What was most telling was the abuse the animals received at the hands of the “professionals”.

For instance, 10-day-old babies “still in a nest box with their mommy” were wrapped in a towel and placed inside a cat crate and stood their mother on top of them.

“I looked at ‘em and I said, ‘You just issued a death sentence for those babies,’” Bell said, explaining that the mother would stomp the babies.

In response, the sheriff’s office employee said, “That’s their mom. Why would she do that?”

Because they’re rabbits,” Bell replied.

The mother in a confined space wont be able to tell that those are her babies, instinct for survival is going to take over.  This also ignores the fact that the rabbits were relocated to a non air conditioned area, and left to live in their own feces and urine.

Sadly this is not the first story I have heard of animal rights activists lying and manipulating law enforcement for their own political game.  I had to fight to help a non-profit horse rescue fight charges of neglect, made by the owner of an animal whose horse was seized.  Seriously, the owner didn’t take care of her horse, had neither the facilities or money, and someone saw that it was extremely malnourished, lack of facilities, and called the police.  Charges were filed against her and the horse was seized.  She was found guilty and lost the horse permanently, she was even banned from ever owning horses again, however the hell that works.

The rescue while working to rehabilitate the horse, had a visit from the state vet regarding complaints of abuse and malnourishment.  She had spread a rumor online that the owner had killed the horse.  They seized all of his computers, cameras, and other office equipment he needed for day to day operations.  This was done because they could not find any physical evidence of abuse and the claim  was made that he was hiding it.  Some of the claims also included mass graves for horses and the like.  Much of the complaints was that the malnourished horses weren’t gaining their weight back overnight.  Instead of just getting them fat, he was properly rebuilding their muscle, fat, and digestive system as you would a human.  I have helped rescue a couple horses beginning to end, it takes time but the results are outstanding.  Not only that but the horse knows what you’ve done believe it or not and they love you for it. 

The whole issue damn near put him under and resulted in expenses that went to a bull crap legal fight than actually helping the horses.  It was private donations that kept him afloat since they took his computers in the middle of the grant filing season.  The individuals also damaged farm equipment and were vandalizing property, including the horses to make it appear to be his fault.  Two men were caught trying to sneak into the barn in the middle of the night.  One of the horses had been injured the previous night and required treatment every 4 hours so the owner was staying in the barn.  He surprised both of them and they ran off*.  He reported it and stated them as the probable cause of injury to the horse as well.  Thankfully in the case of this rescue, most of the officers knew the owner, it was very civil, the state vet was on hand during the whole event, and after it was over they told the complaining party to shut up.

The bottom line is groups like PETA, House Rabbit Society, and others file false claims that do nothing more than ruin law abiding citizens.  The use law enforcement to strip the law abiding of the rights.  The only harm that came to those animals were from the House Rabbit Society and law enforcement.  These laws are there to protect animals, but are too easily abused against the law abiding.  As I have had to explain lately, that guilty people sometimes going free isn’t a bug, it’s a feature to protect the law abiding.

State Sponsored Criminal Count: 19

Because the job of the police is to violate the rights of citizens based on their ignorance and then commit the very crimes they were supposedly ending.

H/T Alan.

*I found out about this just after the case was finally dismissed.  After which they stopped coming around.  When he first told me about it my response was, “I’ll bring my cot, AR, NVGs and stand watch in the barn till this is over.”  Then he told me they had since stopped, I was kind of disappointed and happy at the same time.  I kind of wanted to cause one of those little pricks to piss their pants for totaling the engine in the deuce and a half, by adding a seize agent to the oil.

On the England Riots

The riots in England I find a wonderful example of what happens when you disable the law abiding from protecting themselves and their property.  This ultimately results in people realizing that it is safer and more profitable to steal, rob, commit violence, and be generally disruptive to society than it is to be productive.  Evidently I am by no means the only one with this idea and thankfully one of them is in England.

‘The problem,’ said Bill Pitt, the former head of Manchester’s Nuisance Strategy Unit, ‘is that the law appears to be there to protect the rights of the perpetrator, and does not support the victim.’

Police regularly arrest householders who are deemed to have taken ‘disproportionate’ action to protect themselves and their property from burglars or intruders. The message goes out that criminals have little to fear from ‘the feds’.

This is by no means new, the gun culture has been screaming that is one of the major problems with Britain for a long time.  Just look at the problem with dealing with someone squatting on your property in Britain.  What is most interesting though is some of the root cause analysis into the riots.

Having repeatedly and vainly asked a 15-year-old to stop using obscene language, she said: ‘Fred, if you use language like that again, I’ll give you a cross.’

He replied: ‘Give me an effing cross, then!’ Eventually, she said: ‘Fred, you have three crosses now. You must miss your next break.’

He answered: ‘I’m not missing my break, I’m going for an effing fag!’ When she appealed to her manager, he said: ‘Well, the boy’s got a lot going on at home at  the moment. Don’t be too hard  on him.’

It’s called discipline and todays youth has absolutely none of it.  Not only do they not have discipline though, one of the most important tools for learning has been neutered by parents shielding their children from it: Consequences.  Consequences help establish positive and negative relationships with decisions.  It teaches you how to evaluate a decision and deal with the resulting consequences.

My dad whooped my ass more than a few times and looking back on it I deserved it.  Not only did I deserve it, it taught me discipline, self control, and that my actions have consequences.  These kids have no sense of honor or pride and the perversion of the laws in Britain has provided them a safety net that protects them from their victims.

Go read the whole article, it is highly worth a read and goes into detail of exactly how the British society has brewed the atmosphere that has allowed this to happen.

He Nails It

I’ve got a bunch more comments on the debt ceiling hike and the blame game that’s currently going on, but there’s a couple things that have to happen first.

  • One my blood pressure needs to go down.
  • I need to organize my thoughts.
  • I need to make sure that all those thoughts are well explained.
  • The system is in very bad shape currently and it’s going to take some serious work to fix it. Both parties created this mess and have absolutely no interest in fixing it. I don’t care who you are, your politician is equally culpable.

    SSCC #18–Yonkers

    A former Yonkers police officer will serve eight weekends in jail for assaulting two people in a bar while on duty last year, then falsely arresting one of them to cover up his actions.

    It’s good to know that he’s spending a total of 16 days in jail for assaulting two people and then making a false arrest.  It’s such a wonderful thing to see prosecutors, judges, and police officers working together.

    In all seriousness this is extremely disturbing and disappointing. Given the maximum sentence of 7 years just for the assault charges, he basically got off.  Especially when you also consider the fact he falsely arrested one of his victims.   The issues though are much deeper in the department than just him.

    His partner remains the subject of an ongoing Internal Affairs investigation, Detective Sgt. Patrick McCormack said.

    Guess they ran it like a team.  It took Ramirez a whole 6 months on the force to do something like this.  On the upshot at least the prick is broke, jobless, and living with his parents.  It is disconcerting that they justify the light sentence despite the fact he plead guilty to three felonies.  None of them though pertain to his abuse of power as a police officer, just “falsifying business records”.  The department may have fired him, but that’s mainly to save face.

    State Sponsored Criminal Count: 18

    Because cops are allowed to vent and what better time than on duty and what better place than a bar when you can more easily frame the victim.

    SSCC #17–DEA in Fast and Furious

    The DEA admitted involvement with Operation Fast and Furious today.

    Michele M. Leonhart, the DEA administrator, said DEA agents primarily helped gather evidence in cases in Phoenix and El Paso, and in the program’s single indictment last January that netted just 20 defendants for illegal gun-trafficking.

    We may never know how much involvement the DEA actually had.  The DEA is claiming limited involvement, and that it was indirect investigative activity, and they had no decision making capacity whatsoever.  My give a %!$^ meter is at –20.  If anyone in your agency knew that arms were being supplied to known criminals, you share culpability.  Given the DEA’s other recent activities, it is obvious their actual stance on the law.  They are exempt from the law.

    State Sponsored Criminal Count: 17

    Because nothing goes together better than drugs, money, and guns.  It’s the job of the DEA and ATF to make sure that happens despite the laws to the contrary.

    H/t: Uncle.

    Concealed Carrier for the Win

    Shooting went down in Skyway Washington tonight.  A passing concealed carrier detained the individual and ceased the hostile activities while waiting for police.  The whole incident was over before the police were even aware it was going down.

    We’re told a citizen who was driving by the scene was able to apprehend the suspect.  Sgt. John Urqhart of the King County Sheriff’s Office tells us that the citizen was legally carrying a concealed weapon as well as handcuffs and was in those handcuffs until police arrived.

    The “victim” in the shooting will probably survive, most definitely thanks to the actions of this individual.  Current suspicion is this was a dispute over drugs, so it was goblin versus goblin violence that was stopped by a law abiding citizen.

    While the Criminal Occupational Hazard Reduction movement would prefer that citizen be disarmed, to be at the mercy of the criminal, as well as to leave the victim to die.  Which makes sense because he wronged another criminal right?  Obviously they have to side with one of them, in this case they wanted to make sure the victim criminal was killed.

    Carry your guns, you never know when something might go down.

    SSCC #16–DEA clears drugs

    U.S. federal agents allegedly cut a deal with the Sinaloa drug cartel that allowed it to traffic tons of narcotics across the border, in exchange for information about rival cartels, according to documents filed in federal court.

    So the government supplied protection to ensure that particular drug shipments were successful.  What good is this war on nouns if they selectively enforce it?  Like every other form of prohibition it has failed.  It has failed so badly that cartels are figuring out how to use the war to their benefit.

    The government ran guns into Mexico arming cartels, and now we discovered that we also provided them safe passage for their product back into the states.  Sounds to me like some of the cartels are becoming government endorsed.

    State Sponsored Criminal Count: 16

    Because everyone knows you use the government to shut down your competition, and they are more than happy to oblige, securing you from punishment from your illegal crimes.

    h/t: David Hardy