Archive for the ‘Police Brutality’ Category

Local media defends victimless crime enforcement

October 7, 2009

Mr. Lyons of the Sarasota Herald Tribune basically said you shouldn’t run from Leos. I’ve said that over and over and over. There is no reason that you should run from Leos, but having that said, I have to disagree with Mr. Lyons about a couple of issues. First, he is branding me as a “death penalty for not having a bike light” guy. He’s right. I want to see the police dash cam video and audio, if the guy on the bike was on the sidewalk, the police had no reason to question him or detain him for not having a light. If he was in the road, it’s different. Second, the guy is dead, man. Maybe the taser didn’t cause his death, but he probably would still be alive if he didn’t have this police encounter and shocked by the taser. Mark Lipinski, Attorney at Law, in Bradenton, has made a living over the last 25 years, by suing the Bradenton Police Department. He has had clients brutalized by other agencies but the BPD is at the top of the list with problem after problem. Mr. Lyons, let’s not shrug this case off, so fast. First, let’s see the dash cam video/audio and then let’s hear from the witnesses. This is the kind of stuff that happens when LeAs concentrate on victimless crimes. No victim, no crime. They killed a guy who didn’t hurt a victim or steal property or destroy someones property.

What is the difference between this and the Gestapo or Writs of Assistance?

August 20, 2009

This is a Border Patrol checkpoint case. First thing, you have to realize is that these checkpoints are NOT on the border. They are operating these checkpoints up to 100 miles inland. (By the way, 100 miles includes the entire State of Florida).

I think I’m going to have to put my number one pet peeve as drug sniffing dogs. If you haven’t been following this case, you should. This case is a great example of the inch and mile rule. Give the Leos an inch…… State of Arizona v. Steven Anderson.

This dog handler testified that his dog was trained to detect the odor of humans and or certain narcotics. He couldn’t, however, say exactly what the dog was alerting to either humans or narcotics. He admitted that there was really no difference in the smell of  concealed humans and unconcealed humans. So, if a human is driving the vehicle or inside the car, the dog might be alerting to the smell of the driver. The drug sniff took place before the vehicle even made it to the stop sign or checkpoint. The Border Patrol spends upwards of $10,000 to train their drug sniffing dogs.

First, could someone please tell me why they just don’t use drug sniffing parrots. At least a parrot could testify in court.

Lawyer: Did you smell drugs in the car?

Parrot: Drugs in the car!!

Lawyer: When did you smell drugs in the car?

Parrot: Drugs in the car!!

Lawyer: Are you able to smell anything else, like for instance beef jerky?

Parrot: Drugs in the car!!

Crippled woman arrested by 20 Leos, tased for sitting in wrong seat

August 7, 2009

UpDate:  This stupidity on the part of these Leos cost $50,000 plus legal fees. Of course, the settlement contains no admission of wrongdoing on the part of police, Gingras said. What difference does a monetary settlement make to errant Leos? They don’t pay for it, the taxpayers do. Should I say it again? Tasers kill people.