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Criminals in theft plot show ‘chutzpah’ instead of contrition!

In Editorial on November 30, 2013 at 2:57 pm

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Pedophile to judge: “Yes, your honor, I had sex with that twelve year-old girl. But, did you see the ______ on her?”

On his Flyover Press [HERE] website my friend, Dr. Jimmy LaBaume, often refers to government as ‘an organized crime syndicate’.

What happens when the government crime syndicate gets called into the dock? Remember how Ordinaries are encouraged to show contrition after being convicted?

Why?

Judges and parole boards, when reviewing the conduct of an Ordinary who has run afoul of their laws, typically take into account whether or not the offender is contrite for his/her offense.

Let’s look at the contrition shown by the organized crime syndicate governing the city of Des Moines, Iowa after they were ordered to refund $40,000,000.00 in stolen loot to their victims.

Stolen loot? Pray, tell.

The theft involved the city’s illegal increase of a franchise fee imposed on, among other things, a consumer’s electric bill.

An Ordinary, one Lisa Kragnes, noticed the higher charges on her utility bills, looked into how the city accomplished the bigger than usual theft, and filed suit against the city.

Kragnes won. The city was ordered by a state court to refund the confiscated loot, plus interest, to Kragnes and her similarly situated Ordinaries.

The city appealed the decision all the way to the United States Supreme Court and the court responded with laughter. The city responded to the Court’s derision…errr…decision with a stalling move challenging the legal fees of the lawyers representing Kragnes.

Time has run out for Des Moines, Iowa. The judge in the case has ordered the criminals to pay up…”Now!”

Like all robbers, they don’t have the money to pay back their victims. They already spent it on bling and swag for their cribs. Besides, if they had it to begin with, there would have been no need to rob the Ordinaries of their hard-earned ducats.

City leaders remained defiant as they oozed out of the courthouse. They decided on a parting shot at their victims.

The city’s crime syndicate regularly sends its victims a slick ‘news’ magazine they tout as “Your Direct Link To City Hall”. The Fall 2013 edition contained a (from the criminal’s perspective) review of the Kragnes decision. The article’s byline attributed the piece to the Des Moines City Manager, Richard Clark.

Here’s what Clark had to say:

“As permitted by state law, Des Moines has collected franchise fees from gas and electric utilities since 1960. Franchise referenda were approved by Des Moines voters as recently as 1987. In 2004, the Iowa Legislature phased out the state sales tax on utility bills. Faced with an ongoing structural deficit, the Des Moines City Council saw an opportunity to maintain city services and simultaneously reduce property tax rates by raising gas and electric franchise fees. In 2004 and 2005 the City increased the franchise fee to 3% and 5% respectively. The new franchise revenue was used to pay police officers (*sigh* added), fire fighters (*heavier sigh* added), library services (*whimper* added), and low income (sic) energy assistance (*sniff* added). In addition, the new franchise revenue allowed the Council to reduce anticipated property tax rates by over 4% which was the largest tax rate reduction in recent history. Nonetheless (emphasis added), Lisa Kragnes brought a lawsuit against the City which ultimately resulted in the Court’s decision requiring the refunding of a portion of the franchise fees collected from 2004 to 2009.”

Translation: “Lisa Kragnes, you ingrate! We did, and were going to do, good things with the illegally confiscated wealth.”

Now, let’s suppose ‘Big Eddie’ wanted to support a cancer fund for children at his local “Order of Big Brawny Thugs” lodge.

Eddie rounds up a few of his brawnier lodge members and they go door-to-door in the lodge’s neighborhood. They knock on a door and, when the homeowner answers, they relieve him of his watch and wallet. The toss their loot into a pillowcase and take it back to the meeting hall. There, they faithfully deposit every stolen sou into an account for children with cancer.

“Timmy”, one of Eddie’s victims, really liked his watch and would like it back.

Timmy goes to the police, fills out a crime report, the policemen put down their doughnuts and day-old wieners and they go out and arrest Big Eddie for robbery.

Eddie et al goes on trial and loses. Eddie and his lodge brothers are ordered to give the stolen loot back to their victims, not just Timmy. He appeals. He loses. He appeals to the US Supreme Court. The Justices laugh at him.

Eddie is, again, ordered to give Timmy back his watch.

Eddie writes an article in the lodge newsletter, publishes it in bulk, and mails it to everyone in the city. In his article, Eddie says:

“Cancer is a terrible disease. My lodge brothers and I took a vote and heroically resolved to go door-to-door to collect contributions to the lodge’s annual anti-cancer crusade. Sure, we encouraged (wink-wink) everyone to give. Isn’t it their duty to help wipe out cancer? Only a greedy, selfish person (like that scumbag, Timmy) would object to us liberating his watch for such a worthy cause. Timmy fails to realize that we could have pawned his watch and given the proceeds to a children’s cancer hospital. It’s a shame that some people (like that scumbag, Timmy) don’t feel as generous as me and my fellow lodge members.”

Try, willfully, not to pay a tax and, instead, give the money to a homeless shelter, a fund to research breast cancer, or to an animal shelter filled with cute puppies and kittens. With a sober expression on your mug, tell the judge about your ‘good’ intentions.

Just before the judge tells you what your penalty will be for your willful crime, stiffen up.

Don’t say anything that might be misinterpreted to be contrition. Stare the man in the robes down. Be defiant. Make fart noises with your armpit as the judge levies the penalty.

Show some chutzpah!

First arrest made in Ohio’s war on hidden compartments in vehicles

In General Information on November 22, 2013 at 10:22 am

Dear Readers, this is akin to finding matches in an Ordinary’s pants pocket and charging him with ‘intent to commit arson’. Any criminal intent in this case exists solely in the minds of the criminals…err, police. As the following article suggests, it is only a matter of time before hiding places in private residences are, likewise, banned.

Folks who like to keep their property secure from prying eyes have one more thing to worry about.

Having a ‘secret’ compartment in a vehicle is illegal in Ohio.

That means concealed carry permit holders, people who carry cash, and folks on vacation who don’t want their valuables stolen and who construct hidden recesses in their cars to do so now face felony charges in the Buckeye State.

According to published news accounts, Norman Gurley (30) and a Michigan resident, was arrested for having a secret compartment constructed in his car. The compartment opened via electric locks.

Compartments such as the one Gurley had installed were banned in Ohio as part of the ‘War on Drugs’. Criminals in the employ of the state say the compartments are designed to hold the dastardly duo of modern America…

…Guns and drugs.

Gurley’s compartment was empty.

No guns. No drugs. Just an empty compartment.

Therefore, any criminal intent for the compartment existed only in the minds of the costumed marauders within the Ohio Highway Patrol who stopped Gurley for speeding.

According to Lt. Michael Combs of the highway patrol, “We apparently caught them between runs, so to speak, so this takes away one tool they have in their illegal trade.”

Modern law enforcement regularly relies on soothsayers possessing low IQs to predict who will commit a crime and who, despite the absence of any evidence a crime has been committed, is a criminal.

Got a hidey-hole at home? A wall safe?

You can bet your ass that it won’t be long before the caped donut munchers begin a similar campaign against residential hiding places.

It’s for our own good.

A better ‘Method’ of cleaning…

In Shameless plug on November 19, 2013 at 10:57 am

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It’s been a while since I wrote up a Shameless Plug for a product that delivers what it promises…and more.

My kitchen gets a pretty good workout every week. Regular meals, holiday and Sabbath feasts, mad experiments using new ingredients, and the ongoing processing of herbs, broths, stocks, etc. take a toll.

My kitchen is always clean, but it is not always ‘clean’. Every once in a while, I have to get deep into corners and high on the walls to clean the ‘ick’ of normal life out of it.

I’ve used all of the ordinary cleaners and I’ve gotten ordinary results. I’ve used industrial-quality cleaners while decked out in enough protective gear to defeat war gases. The results have always been…

…”Meh.”

Then one evening after a full day of hanging around, I tuned into America’s Test Kitchen. In this episode, Adam Reid was holding forth on surface cleaners. The winner: Method.

Reid raved about how the cleaner was successful in getting the gunk off of ATK’s heavily used stove hoods and other heavily soiled areas.

So, I invested about three bucks in a quart of the stuff.

It works.

I tried it out on my own, grungy stove hood. Then, I made my way down the stove’s oven and range controls. The soffit above the cabinets had long-ago discolored from the effects of cooking. A few squirts of the Method cleaner and a gentle wipe later…clean. The paint was undamaged.

I took off at a maddening pace. “Everything must be cleaned.”

I descended upon the large appliances, the small appliances…my eyes fell on the coffee maker.

“Unclean!” I shouted.

In minutes, the toaster and coffee-maker gleamed.

This stuff works.

One more reason to stay out of New Mexico…terrorists be there.

In General Information on November 19, 2013 at 10:38 am

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[Around my house we adore the Capra classic, “It’s A Wonderful Life”. The scene where Bert the cop lets bullets fly after the fleeing (dazed and confused) George Bailey always put a sardonic smile on my face. The scene was a typical over-the-top Hollywood representation of the concept of justifiable use of force. Back in the day, a cop doing so would be seeking new employment before the gun smoke cleared. Today? Not so much. Ho-hum.]

Normally, I paraphrase other news sources (it makes me feel like a real writer). In this case, pictures (video) is worth a thousand words (5,000 of mine):

Watch New Mexico’s state version of the Keystone Kops HERE.

Call the police? Somebody will die.

In Editorial on November 8, 2013 at 1:50 pm

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On Monday (4 November 2013) a Boone, Iowa man reported that his pickup truck had been stolen. When he made his report of the theft, he identified the truck thief as his son, 19 year-old Tyler Comstock.

 A short time later, the younger Comstock was dead in a hail of police gunfire.

Why? How?

According to published news reports, the stolen truck was spotted in the nearby city of Ames, Iowa by patrolling police officer, Adam McPherson. Comstock failed to pull over and surrender for McPherson and, instead, fled at a high rate of speed. Another, Ames PD, officer Tony Atilano, joined the pursuit.

About four minutes later, McPherson fired at least seven shots into the back of the pickup’s cab, two shots fatally wounded the teenager inside.

Less than ninety-six hours later, Story County Attorney Stephen Holmes dutifully provided Ames PD Chief Charles Cychosz with a letter stating that McPherson’s actions were justified and ‘reasonable’. The case will not go to a grand jury.

During the chase lasting just under five minutes, Comstock reportedly rammed police cars that were, likewise, attempting to ram him in an attempt to stop the pursuit. Speeds during the chase exceeded 70mph. The chase route tore through residential areas and portions of the Iowa State University campus.

During the pursuit, McPherson’s unnamed supervisor is heard on recorded police radio transmissions advising McPherson to terminate the pursuit because of danger to bystanders, police, and the suspect. [We never hear about the once-taught standard, ‘police duty to the accused’.]

McPherson did not acknowledge the supervisor’s command and continued his pursuit.

The supervisor, again, transmits to McPherson that it may be advisable to stop the chase by saying, “We know the suspect. We can probably back it off.”

McPherson, at this point, is exiting his patrol car, drawing his service weapon, and ordering Comstock to turn off the stolen truck’s engine.

Comstock either ignores the McPherson’s command, or cannot hear it over the roar of the damaged truck.

McPherson fires the fatal rounds into the back of the truck’s cab. Comstock dies at the scene of wounds resulting from McPherson’s gunfire.

Again, less than ninety-six hours after the shooting, McPherson’s actions are ruled to be justified and ‘reasonable’.

Shades of Trayvon Martin and the hypocrisy of the statist…

Phyne Dyning regularly scours news from all over and then lurks about in reader comment forums. Nearly all of the forum commentators who criticized George Zimmerman’s decision to ignore a police dispatcher’s advice not to follow Martin have given a pass on McPherson’s decision to ignore his commander.

Such is the strength of the pro-police mindset.

“Could have” trumps “reasonable”…

Much of the light-speed decision by Holmes to hastily no-bill McPherson in the incident is based on what Comstock ‘could have’ done…

…Comstock ‘could have’ continued his reckless driving even if police disengaged.

…Comstock ‘could have’ injured or killed pursuing officers, pedestrians, and bystanders.

…Comstock ‘could have’ proceeded on to commit further crimes.

Yes.

And Comstock ‘could have’ produced a shoulder-fired anti-aircraft rocket or weapons of mass destruction.

Or…

…Comstock ‘could have’ been arrested later for the theft of the truck, ticketed for the chase-related misconduct, gone to jail, paid some fines, been released from prison, rehabilitated himself, and he ‘could have’ gone on to university where he ‘could have’ obtained a doctorate, and he ‘could have’ subsequently cured diseased in his fellow man.

We’ll never know. Dead teenagers don’t do anything, except putrify in a grave.

All aboard the Police Forgiveness Train…full speed ahead!

According to published reports in the Des Moines Register, Ames Police Cmdr. Geoff Huff explained the need for a rush to find reasonableness in McPherson’s actions.

“…the county attorney’s decision and patrol car videos were released Thursday because dispatch audio was made public Tuesday by The Des Moines Register, Huff said. “That unfortunately forced our hand to move quicker than we normally would have,” Huff said.

Huff is referring to the audio where McPherson’s command officer states that continuing the pursuit is unwise and that it may be in the best interest of public safety for McPherson and Atilano to disengage from the pursuit.

The rush to find reasonableness in McPherson’s actions seemed to accelerate when the dead man’s family began asking if their loved one was murdered, or if his killing was necessary to protect public safety. The family, and others, have been very vocal in asking if the Comstock pursuit violated the well-documented police pursuit police of McPherson’s department. That policy, per news reports, specifically requires ending pursuit “when the suspect’s identity has been established to the point that later apprehension can be accomplished.”

In the Amerikan Police Soyuz, the ‘authorities’ have become unaccustomed to answering questions because, in any police state, “Vee are zee vons who ask zee kvestchuns.”

With Holmes’ decree safely in police files, no more questions will be permitted.

Newton’s First Law and the shooting…

At some point, most high school students become familiar with Sir Isaac Newton’s Laws of Motion. His first law states…

“…A body in rest tends to stay at rest, and a body in motion tends to stay in motion, unless the body is compelled to change its state.”

If reported accounts are accurate, a police supervisor attempted to change the direction and magnitude of McPherson’s response to the fleeing Comstock.

Unfortunately, for Comstock and true to Newton, the magnitude of the supervisor’s force was insufficient to overcome the momentum that was building toward McPherson firing his weapon into the back of the cab in which Comstock was housed.

Was McPherson ‘caught up in the moment’? Or, did McPherson willfully ignore the recommendations of his commanding officer and subsequently bushwhack young Mr. Comstock from behind?

Shot in the back and you’re to blame, you give cops a bad name…

Again, according to published reports, McPherson discharged seven (initially reported to be six) rounds from his duty weapon into the rear of the Comstock vehicle’s cab.

According to police, McPherson exited his patrol car and began to approach Comstock’s vehicle. And, as he approached, McPherson commanded Comstock to turn off the truck’s engine.

Comstock allegedly ignored McPherson’s commands and began to rev the motor of his firmly stuck vehicle.

“Allegedly” is used because McPherson was approaching from behind and he was attempting to yell over the motor noise of the suspect vehicle.

Did Comstock hear McPherson’s commands? Did Comstock see McPherson as he approached with his service weapon drawn? Did McPherson give Comstock enough time to comply with his commands?

We’ll probably never know. Only one side was left standing and victors write history books.

There remain other questions:

Did police escalate the situation to a point where shooting Comstock dead was the only solution set?

This is a very important question.

In pre-police state America, police officers were barred from provoking suspects into greater breaches of the peace. In fact, in many jurisdictions, police officers could not levy a criminal charge of ‘disturbing the peace’ if the only peace disturbed was that of the police officer. [The rationale was that peace officers are required to have ‘reasonableness’ exceeding that of Ordinaries and it was also the police officer’s higher level of ‘reasonableness’ by which society permitted him an almost absolute ability to go about armed.]

Were McPherson’s actions provocative? Would Comstock have later surrendered quietly? Did McPherson set the stage for Comstock to be shot?

“Shot while trying to escape” became a stock, tongue-in-cheek characteristic of old, totalitarian regimes. Shooting fleeing suspects was historically banned (or at least held to be unsportsmanlike), even among police, unless there existed circumstances that would lead a reasonable man to believe, unless deadly force was used, the fleeing suspect would assault another person with deadly force.

Had Comstock succeeded in getting his hopelessly stuck (and severely damaged) vehicle moving again but the pursuit terminated, would he have continued driving in a reckless and aggressive manner? It is important to note that Comstock was not driving recklessly prior to the pursuit. It was only after police engaged him that Comstock began his pattern of reckless and aggressive driving. Further, there is no evidence that Comstock was attempting to elude officers with the intent to commit further crimes.

None of those questions or possibilities will be posed to a grand jury.

Another important factor is the police assertion that McPherson’s actions were justified because of the populated location where the chase took place.

Was it wise for McPherson to wildly discharge (seven shots in about 3 seconds) from his service weapon in a populated area?

So many questions…so little time…

In a mere ninety-six hours after the shooting an official, paid from the same pocket as the officer who shot and killed a 19 year-old man, eliminated the possibility that the Comstock family and the community in which they live would be able to get answers to so many questions.

That is not the American way.

We must not do away with the messiness of a trial by executing suspects during their apprehension. We must not bar the path to justice, by allowing the prosecutorial mechanism to investigate itself.

This case should have proceeded to a grand jury where there would have been at least a chance for justice for everyone involved.

Otherwise, we are only a few steps short of having police investigators set down confessions before an accused and stating, “Just sign it. We’ll tell you what you’re guilty of at a later date.”

Or, we will end up with a lot of citizens ‘shot while trying to escape’.

 

New Mexico police issued new badges!

In General Information on November 7, 2013 at 4:07 pm

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[Editor’s Note: I apologize to my readers for my abrupt and lengthy absence. ‘Life’ happened to my soul-mate and life-partner. I had to take time to attend to her care. If you have been so kind as to send email, make comments, or give me submissions…I ask for the kindness of your patience. Everything will be addressed and you’ll get the pixels you deserve. It looks like I came back at the right time. New Mexico cops anally raping motorists? This is a story that continues to develop as it gets ignored by the national MSM (the journalists who get paid corporate bucks). Thanks for reading.]

Does anyone remember Mohammed Mana Ahmed al-Qahtani?

He is the Saudi citizen, fingered to be the “20th terrorist” responsible for the September 11, 2001 attacks. He was subsequently abducted and sent to America’s gulag at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. There, he was anally tortured and subjected to what can only be called ‘punishment enemas’.

When the expected outcry came from those of us with bleeding hearts, we were told to ‘STFU…He’s a goddamn, rag-head terry-wrist’ and ‘It ain’t like he’s an American.’

So…

…now that Americans are being abducted by our police forces and subjected to anal torture, how’s that ‘shut up’ working for you?

Ask David Eckert of New Mexico.

After Eckert allegedly failed to come to a complete stop at a stop sign outside of a Deming, New Mexico Wal Mart, he was ‘cuffed and stuffed’, taken to two area medical centers (the doctor on duty at the first hospital refused to torture Eckert) and when his torment ended the next day he had endured two digital rectal exams, two x-rays, three enemas, expelled enemas in front of an audience of cops and nurses, sedated, and given an involuntary colonoscopy. Oh yes, and for extra police entertainment, he alleges he was mocked and ridiculed by those in attendance at the performances and that privacy screens (designed to protect the dignity of patients undergoing such procedures) mysteriously disappeared so that his abuse could be enjoyed by anyone in the nearby public hallway.

[HERE is the entire text of his federal civil rights complaint.]

And now, another citizen has come forward to tell his story about being abducted by police and subsequently sodomized in the name of the War on Drugs. His story is HERE.

If the stories these men tell do not make you throw up a little in your mouth, you need to check your humanity card.

Anyone who was a party to the crimes committed against these men, or knew anything about their torment as it happened and did not speak up share culpability in the crimes. I am absolutely stunned that nobody involved had the moral compass to take a breath, look around, and say, “Gee, do you really think this is okay?” It may have taken only ONE person speaking out to stop the horrors that Mr. Eckert experienced.

I’m particularly ashamed of the doctors who ordered and performed the ‘examinations’ of Mr. Eckert and his colon. How does a healer make the light-year jump to torturer? Was Dr. Stanley Milgram underestimating in his findings of over 40 years ago? And, there, lies my outrage.

How can the violation of these men be justified? When did we make the leap to say, “Screw it. That they are human beings just doesn’t matter.”

Where is our vaunted FBI?

If a group of men, absent of state costumes, abducted random males, sodomized them with their fingers, drugged them, poured hot water up their rectums, and then dumped them in front of their homes…

…a phalanx (or more) of FBI would be in town the next day, rounding up the perverts, and shipping them off to holding cells where anal play is a tag-team sport.

The following is representative of the federal response…[THIS SPACE INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK].

Does any of this get your attention yet? HELLO!!???

This is third-world, banana republic, bodies disappear beneath the soccer stadium shit…and it’s happening in ‘the land of the free and the home of the brave’.

It’s just bloody wrong…and I really don’t have the talent to put that in strong enough language.

This story will continue.