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Thread: Nevada Troopers File RICO claim against NHP and Las Vegas Metro police Depts.

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    Nevada Troopers File RICO claim against NHP and Las Vegas Metro police Depts.

    http://www.8newsnow.com/story/188869...er-k-9-program

    LAS VEGAS -- A group of Nevada Highway Patrol troopers and a retired police sergeant have filed a racketeering complaint against the NHP and Las Vegas Metro Police in U.S. District Court.

    The complaint alleges that after then-Gov. Jim Gibbons approved a K-9 program to target drug runners on Nevada's highways, Nevada Highway Patrol Commander Chris Perry intentionally undermined the program.

    The complaint alleges that the drug-sniffing dogs used by troopers in the program were intentionally being trained to operate as so-called trick ponies, or dogs that provide officers false alerts for the presence of drugs.
    Not relevant to the 2a but something for everyone to look at and be aware of.
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    4A issues are just as important for gun owners as 2A. The war on some substances is a war on both 4A and 2A rights.

    I'd like to know in the end if this isn't just an internal turf war. The colonel trying to abscond with the ceremonial check and deposit it into the general NHP fund seems to be a sticky point.

    False claims of positive hits are nothing new. In actual blind testing, police K9s are notoriously inaccurate. Even when presented with solid evidence of overwhelming false positives by one specific dog (63 false out of 85 "hits"), this U.S. District judge in Virginia ruled it was close enough for probable cause.

    http://www.roanoke.com/news/roanoke/wb/310870
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    Calling a government agency a racketeer and corrupt organization!?! How libertarian! I love it!!! Oh, yes! Yesss! YES!!
    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. (Because that is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--for each other and everybody else--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.)

    Equality and consent of the governed: We're all equal. How can another legitimately govern me without my express consent?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Citizen View Post
    Calling a government agency a racketeer and corrupt organization!?! How libertarian! I love it!!! Oh, yes! Yesss! YES!!
    I believe that the offices of the DSHS, IRS, DCS, police, and more should be charged under the RICO statute.
    Provision for free medical attendance and nursing, for clothing, for food, for housing, for the education of children, and a hundred other matters, might with equal propriety be proposed as tending to relieve the employee of mental strain and worry. --- These matters obviously lie outside the orbit of congressional power. (Railroad Retirement Board v Alton Railroad)

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