I could write a book on this subject.
With the Pentagon, under President Obama’s so-called leadership, announcing plans to drastically cut back America’s military might to below WWII levels, one way it is disposing of super-expensive battlefield vehicles is by giving them away to America’s already out of control Gestapo police departments for free.
In one case in Sharpsburg, Md., population 706, for example, police used two “special response” vehicles, helicopters, SWAT teams, snipers and an excavator for a no-knock full raid on a single-family home during a search for its owner.
Local resident Tim Franquist described the scene:
“The event, or siege as we are calling it, involved convoys of police speeding to the area, two helicopters, armored vehicles, command centers, countless police cruisers and officers. They blocked off the roads and commandeered a campground as their staging area.”
Reports reveal the suspect, Terry Porter, had admitted to owning a gun despite a 20-year-old marijuana charge which disqualified him from having weaponry.
Sal Culosi is dead because he bet on the UVA-Virginia Tech football game — but it wasn’t a bookie or a loan shark who killed him. His local government killed him, in order to protect him from his gambling habit.
Several months earlier at a local bar, Fairfax County, Virginia, detective David Baucum overheard the thirty-eight-year-old optometrist and some friends wagering on a college football game. “To Sal, betting a few bills on the Redskins was a stress reliever, done among friends,” a friend of Culosi’s said shortly after his death. “None of us single, successful professionals ever thought that betting fifty bucks or so on the Virginia–Virginia Tech football game was a crime worthy of investigation.” Baucum apparently did. After overhearing the men wagering, Baucum befriended Culosi as a cover to begin investigating him. It’s called entrapment. During the next several months, he talked Culosi into raising the stakes of what Culosi thought were just more fun wagers between friends to make watching sports more interesting. Eventually Culosi and Baucum finally bet more than $2,000 in a single day. Under Virginia law, that was enough for police to charge Culosi with running a gambling operation. And that’s when they brought in the SWAT team.
Baucum called Culosi and arranged a time to drop by to collect his winnings. When Culosi, barefoot and clad in a T-shirt and jeans, stepped out of his house to meet the man he thought was a friend, the SWAT team began to move in. Seconds later, Detective Deval Bullock, crazed and pumped up with adrenaline, for some unknown reason fired a bullet that pierced Culosi’s heart.
Sal Culosi’s last words were to Baucum, the cop he thought was a friend: “Dude, what are you doing?”
Just two months after its ridiculous gambling investigation resulted in the death of an unarmed man, the Fairfax County Police Department issued a press release warning residents not to participate in office betting pools tied to the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. The title: “Illegal Gambling Not Worth the Risk.” Given the proximity to Culosi’s death, residents could be forgiven for thinking the police department believed wagering on sports was a crime punishable by execution.
That same year, Virginia’s government spent $20 million promoting the biggest gambling ring in the state, The Virginia State Lottery.
Police arrested a young female jogger and hauled her to jail for failing to provide proper identification:
But while police are violating the rights of law abiding citizens, in another Texas town, Texas police double as Muslim Terrorists Militia:
Where are the few law enforcement officials who aren’t members of this compound? Too busy hunting for “right-wing extremists”?
And an update on the crazed case of mistaken identity shooting where eight police officers fire 103 rounds at two innocent, unarmed women delivering newspapers . . . Commission Rejects All Calls For Any Officer To Be Fired Or Even Suspended:
And this update:
And King County prosecutors naturally decided NOT to file criminal charges against the Seattle police Officer, Ian Birk in this fatal shooting:
John T. Williams, a Native American wood carver who was partially deaf, was killed on August 30th, 2010 after walking past Officer Ian Birk, 27, on the street with a small closed knife in his hand.
The dashboard camera footage shows Williams slowly crossing the street in front of Officer Birk’s police cruiser. Birk then approached Williams (who is wearing headphones) and told him to “put the knife down.” Williams obviously could not hear him. Seconds later, Birk shot him four times: