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1 Gus  Thu, Jun 7, 2012 2:26:49pm

This is unheard of in the USA and the more people look the other way the more we will see these types of blanket "arrests" of innocent bystanders take place. An apology for an "inconvenience" is insufficient.

The usual police tactic would be to stop each vehicle and question the drive and/or passengers and do a cursory search of the vehicle; including the trunk. It is not done by setting up a "roadblock" and detaining every drive and passenger in the police officers path. I'm afraid thought that many Americans have been brainwashed or conditioned during the Bush and neocon years into submitting to authority in the name of fighting the GWOT.

On a personal note it's not surprising considering that we are talking the city of Aurora which employes what many call "landscaping police" keeping tabs on its citizens fencing, grass and landscape elements on their property. The PD is known for being a bit like those some of us used to encounter in the 1970s. This also bring new meaning to its nickname of "Saudi Aurora."

2 celticdragon  Thu, Jun 7, 2012 2:33:56pm

One of the posters at CBS noted that the local tv correspondent was mocking the child seen above with his hands up. He was crying.

3 nines09  Thu, Jun 7, 2012 2:46:54pm

That, ladies and gentlemen, is what an asshole cop(s) looks like. Completely fucking paranoid asshole motherfucking jerk offs. Thank goodness no one got shot. Then we would be hearing how the deceased should have heeded warnings to "PUT YOUR HANDS WHERE I CAN SEE THEM!!!! NOW!!!!!" Un-Fucking-Believable. And if that local "correspondent" was mocking the kid crying maybe the cops can kick his door in one night in a "sweep" to keep Liberty Safe and Freedom Strong. Proud moment for the shields here.

4 Only The Lurker Knows  Thu, Jun 7, 2012 2:48:56pm

Get used to it Lizards. This type of shit is going to be the new norm. Even Gus has come to accept it.

"The usual police tactic would be to stop each vehicle and question the drive and/or passengers and do a cursory search of the vehicle; including the trunk."

Not my vehicle. They either have a warrant or some damn good probable cause to do a search. Otherwise, they can go to hell.

5 Only The Lurker Knows  Thu, Jun 7, 2012 3:38:30pm

And by the way, Ladies and Gentlemen. These types of tactics predate the Global War On Terrorism. You can trace them back to Ronald Reagan and the Global War on Drugs and the No Knock Warrants that are still being issued today. We ARE living in a Police State. Many of you just refuse to admit it.

6 JeffFX  Thu, Jun 7, 2012 4:18:07pm

"Aurora" is pretty vague for even a national website. This happened in Aurora, CO.

7 Dark_Falcon  Thu, Jun 7, 2012 5:55:18pm

re: #6 JeffFX

"Aurora" is pretty vague for even a national website. This happened in Aurora, CO.

Agreed. At first I thought it might be Aurora, Illinois.

8 Shiplord Kirel  Thu, Jun 7, 2012 6:18:30pm

Our militarized police in action. I'm surprised they didn't shoot a couple of dogs just to make the point that they are in charge and the rest of us work for them now. The exaggerated fear of crime is the only reason these assholes haven't already been arrested by federal marshals and tossed in their own jail.

9 Shiplord Kirel  Thu, Jun 7, 2012 6:26:39pm
10 Dark_Falcon  Thu, Jun 7, 2012 8:27:59pm

re: #9 Shiplord Kirel

Even the Fever Swamp gets it.

Not all of them, though:

To: Islander7

I'm guessing that it was ordered by Holder's FBI.


9 posted on Tuesday, June 05, 2012 9:26:17 AM by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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This next one is even worse:

To: KarlInOhio

I strongly suspect the bank robbery was used as an impromptu excuse to actually do an operation that has been designed and planned for a while, probably one given to them by the DOJ or Homeland Security. I wish at least one motorist had said no just to test what plans the cops had for recalcitrant citizens. Of course that driver may have been quickly dead as a motivation for all the others to co-operate. The officers who would gun the citizen(s)down need only say,”I felt threatened.”

41 posted on Tuesday, June 05, 2012 11:05:37 AM by arthurus ( Read Henry hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson")
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11 Eclectic Infidel  Thu, Jun 7, 2012 9:17:05pm

So this is what fascism looks like.

In the weeks to come, I so want to read about the motorists filing a class action against the police department for this abhorrent treatment.

This is 110% unacceptable.

12 Dark_Falcon  Thu, Jun 7, 2012 9:32:02pm

re: #11 Eclectic Infidel

So this is what fascism looks like.

In the weeks to come, I so want to read about the motorists filing a class action against the police department for this abhorrent treatment.

This is 110% unacceptable.

Not all that easy to do, since it is often very hard to sue the police and win. And I wouldn't join any class-action suit, since those mostly enrich the lawyers.

What would I actually do? Nothing. Not really worth the time and money to fight, so I'd do nothing. And I suspect that's what most of these people will end up doing. They won't sue because the costs outweigh the benefits.

13 Eclectic Infidel  Thu, Jun 7, 2012 9:35:26pm

re: #12 Dark_Falcon

This is definitely a case for the ACLU. This is right up their alley.

14 Dark_Falcon  Thu, Jun 7, 2012 9:40:58pm

re: #13 Eclectic Infidel

This is definitely a case for the ACLU. This is right up their alley.

True. Still a high cost of time and money (lost time at work, which is pretty bad thing when you're on commission), though. If people who got pinched in this sue, then more power to them.

15 EiMitch  Thu, Jun 7, 2012 10:40:48pm

re: #14 Dark_Falcon

If it had been me, I'd sue regardless of the cost. I wouldn't want it to happen to me ever again. Is that not worth the fight?

Besides, such a trial would keep the incident in the public's attention. Get the media on your side. (except for the creep who mocked the crying child, of course) Pressure lawmakers to take action.

16 aagcobb  Fri, Jun 8, 2012 5:07:59am

re: #15 EiMitch

If it had been me, I'd sue regardless of the cost. I wouldn't want it to happen to me ever again. Is that not worth the fight?

Besides, such a trial would keep the incident in the public's attention. Get the media on your side. (except for the creep who mocked the crying child, of course) Pressure lawmakers to take action.

I'm fairly certain someone will sue; there must be lawyers drooling to take this case, and I would expect them to win a pretty big settlement. Though who knows; after all, SCOTUS just held that if you are taken into custody, even for the mildest infraction, you can be subjected to a body cavity search.

17 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Jun 8, 2012 6:45:53pm

re: #15 EiMitch

If it had been me, I'd sue regardless of the cost. I wouldn't want it to happen to me ever again. Is that not worth the fight?

Besides, such a trial would keep the incident in the public's attention. Get the media on your side. (except for the creep who mocked the crying child, of course) Pressure lawmakers to take action.

No, it wouldn't be for me. But mine is a unique case: I'd rather not have my life laid open in discovery nor would I care for all the hassle a lawsuit would entail. Better to just accept what had happened and move on.

Your decision would be best for you and mine would best for me.


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