Good Article !
he gets first mention !
EMNofSeattle wrote: Your idea of freedom terrifies me. So you are actually right. I am perfectly happy with what you call tyranny.....
“If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.”
Stand up for your Rights,, They have no authority on their own...
All power is inherent in the people,
it is their right and duty to be at all times ARMED!
Good Article !
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* " To be swayed neither by the opponent nor by his sword is the essence of swordsmanship." - Miyamoto Musashi.
With all of the other cases mentioned in the article and some of the ones I read here locally, I feel lucky that I didn't have guns drawn on me and be forced to the ground. It's amazing how arrogant some of the people in charge are that they think they can just go against the laws they're supposed to uphold just because they don't agree with them. The only difference between us and them is that when we act like that, we go to jail. They just go about business as usual. Maybe go to one meeting and fill out a paper.
Guns don't kill people, bullets do!
It is true that Open Carrying a firearm is more dangerous to the open carrier than to the public. There should be a law that makes it against the law for a law enforcement officer to break the law. I like the idea of personal liability, if an officer makes a mistake, like not following the law and harrassing someone, then he should get two weeks off unpaid and be financially responsible for any cost incurred for time loss, legal fees and travel expenses for court.
If you voted for Obama to prove you are not a racist...
what will you do now to prove you are not stupid?
"The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of "liberalism," they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened." - Norman Thomas
"They who can who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve niether liberty nor safety." - Ben Franklin
Bigger penalties will just result in fewer investigations and charges. Remember, the "fox is guarding the hen house".
Perhaps the only solution is a true civilian organization to investigate and charge. The Prosecutor's office is too close to the PD's as they deal with them every day. Nobody wants to p!$$ off the other side.
"If I shoot all the ammo I am carrying I either won't need anymore or more won't help"
"If you refuse to stand up for others now, who will stand up for you when your time comes?"
After an officer was proven to be in the wrong, by independent review, you have the SP go to their home (or even their work) and put them in handcuffs for violation of civil rights, violation of oath of office, illegal action under color of law, or whatever is appropriate.
This happens maybe 2 or 3 times, you will see LEO attitudes change quick, and "training" on civil rights abuses would be done statewide overnight.
Of-course, this requires a willing and engaged administration to make sure the laws they are suppose to be overseeing are enforced at every level. But if that was the case now, every department would be "trained" on Open Carry and ID requirements by now. How hard would such a thing be in a work world where e-mail is ingrained in nearly everything done?
I mean really....one e-mail from the Governor to all the department heads state wide, "here is the law, teach it to your officers immediately, future 'lapses in judgment' will be punished accordingly."
Its not such a hard thing, it just requires a willingness to shake up the status-quo.
O, but if I were Governor...
If only maybe we can lobby Olympia for these actions to take place.
I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.
U.S. v. Minker, 350 US 179, at page 187
"Because of what appears to be a lawful command on the surface, many citizens, because
of their respect for what only appears to be a law, are cunningly coerced into waiving their
rights, due to ignorance." (Paraphrased)