Sunday, August 19, 2012

And if her cannon are spiked,

the bastards responsible should be keelhauled; she damn well earned her armaments.

I haven't noted any Gunwalker stuff in a while; that's my fault,not because it's not out there; and there are other, connected things going on as well:
“Even though Lopez told the ATF that he trafficked the Barrett #20488 to Mexico, that firearm is not listed in the indictment and Lopez has never been charged with trafficking [it]. This is because if the ATF charged Lopez with trafficking that Barrett to Mexico, the ATF would have to provide discovery materials that would prove the ATF knowingly allowed that gun to ‘walk,’” the source explained.
Translation: "If we tell the truth, we're admitting what we were doing; so we'll lie by omission."
Also from the link: ...but also raise suspicions that federal agents lied on the application to obtain a search warrant for Shipley’s residence.
Hmmm... isn't that quite the violation of law? Perjury, falsifying a warrant, things like that?
More on such things here and here. I'll repeat what I said after the prosecutors of Sen. Stevens got off the hook: a prosecutor, a federal agent, already KNOWS that prosecutorial misconduct and lying under oath are BAD THINGS, either unethical or flat-out lies: one who does such things should be fired, and prosecuted. Period. No "Nobody specifically told them not to lie under oath or hide information from the defense" crap; fire them and prosecute them. And fines for such should come out of their own damned pockets, just like they should from SWAT clowns who lie or don't bother to make sure they're at the right address, or otherwise violate their oath and responsibilities.

Know what? (devolving into bad language) I am God-cursed fucking SICK of excuses being made for corrupt prosecutors and cops to get them off the hook. Make them personally liable for damage they do, lies they tell; a lot of this shit will stop, very quickly. You go to the wrong address, shoot the dog and scare hell out of, injure people because you were too busy putting on your ninja suit to be sure? Lied on the application for a warrant? Better have deep pockets, asshole, because the damages are coming out of them. That goes for judges, too; you approve a warrant you shouldn't have? Dig deep, asshole, and you're losing that black robe, too.

If you're looking for fine examples of Sarah Brady Paradise(Edition Whatever) falling short, Sean usually has a number of links. Also notes of cases proving that bad guys for some reason just don't obey laws. Including this; as he says, if they can't keep the bad guys from buying or making a friggin' mortar, they think they can keep them from getting guns?


Sean D Sorrentino said...

Thanks for the link, Firehand.

Luton Ian said...

Those six little counties which make up "The North", are an endless source of empirical refutations for common statist lies.

the "what are you going to do if the government does come for you?" and "you can't fight the military, it has jets, tanks etc"

an area comprising six counties, at least half of the population fundamentally opposed to them, the other half, ranging from outright hostile, through all shades of luke warm up to actual passive and active support.

One of the top five most effective military machines in the world and the fifth largest economy in the world against them...

About 200 active members at most at any time.

Don't get me wrong, I despise the national socialist politics and violence of both sets of paramilitaries.

But I have to acknowledge their tenacity and cunning, even against those odds, they could land mortars into the garden of 10 Downing Street, empty any city centre before Christmas, and in South Armagh, the ratio of troops murdered to paramilitary losses was around 100:1.

Home made mortars have certainly existed there, and I'm not going to suggest that this was or wasn't one.


There are interesting games to be played by either side, using a hoax:

for the paramilitaries, they can have the cops playing "fetch" like good little dogs.

For the cops, fabricating a report of a missing mortar round, gives them an excuse to go nosing around in all sorts of places.

Windy Wilson said...

Well, in 1997 the cannons of the Constitution were fired in Boston Harbor, setting off car alarms. I don't know if they were this last time, but I would think the crew and others involved would want to since it draws attention to the historic ship.