Generalized comments like this are useless.
Over my way too many years I've experienced many, many encounters with law enforcement.. some bad, and some good...
The police went to the wrong house, two blocks away from the area of the reported illegal activity, Milburn's attorney, Anthony Griffin, tells Hair Balls."
The difference between civilisation and the Hobbesian state of nature is perception and to maintain this important perception police forces must present a united front.
It maybe smoke and mirrors, and occasionally unjust, but things would be a hell of a lot worse without the perception of a united and cohesive police force.
Narcotics investigators for the Prince George's police had apparently left that white box on his front step, then sent SWAT officers from the Sheriff's Office to retrieve it. The box contained marijuana.
Officers from the two county law enforcement agencies had apparently been parked watching his house all day. Yet they had apparently done so little investigatory work -- they hadn't even taken 30 seconds to Google Cheye -- that they didn't know they were launching a paramilitary attack on an elected official's home until after they'd broken down the door and shot the dogs.
Cheye was particularly disturbed when he discovered that narcotics investigators seemed to have known that criminals had been mailing drugs addressed to innocent people, in hopes of intercepting the packages before the addressees claimed them.
Yet, here he was, hands bound behind him, trying to convince county police that he and Trinity were not drug lords.
After reading this, I called some friends. We had all planned to go to Galveston later this year to see a theatre production there. We've all decided to cancel our plans, and have canceled our reservations at the beach hotel we booked.
Texas Penal Code Chapter 9, Subchapter C, Section 9.31:
(c) The use of force to resist an arrest or search is justified: (1) if, before the actor offers any resistance, the peace officer (or person acting at his direction) uses or attempts to use greater force than necessary to make the arrest or search; and (2) when and to the degree the actor reasonably believes the force is immediately necessary to protect himself against the peace officer's (or other person's) use or attempted use of greater force than necessary.
Prohibition is an awful flop.
We like it.
It can't stop what it's meant to stop.
We like it.
It's left a trail of graft and slime,
It won't prohibit worth a dime,
It's filled our land with vice and crime.
Nevertheless, we're for it.
"It's unfortunate that sometimes police officers have to use force against people who are using force against them. And the evidence will show that both these folks violated the law and forcefully resisted arrest."
Youngsters were brought before judges without a lawyer, given hearings that lasted only a minute or two, and then sent off to juvenile prison for months for minor offenses. …two Pennsylvania judges have been charged with taking millions of dollars in kickbacks to send teenagers to two privately run youth detention centers.
"The RCMP's revised CEW policy underscores that there are risks associated with the deployment of the device and emphasizes that those risks include the risk of death, particularly for acutely agitated individuals," Elliott told the committee.
Under the amended policy, an officer is only permitted to use a stun gun if he or she is in physical danger or the public is in danger.
It means Mounties can no longer shock people who are simply "actively resistant" to officers' orders, the commissioner said.
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