Friday, July 12, 2013

In LE news, I'm flat sick of reading about crap

like this.
Border Patrol agents shattered a driver’s window at a checkpoint in Pine Valley, Calif., when he apparently refused to cooperate with law enforcement officials or consent to a warrantless search of his vehicle. The driver was then removed from his car and put in handcuffs.
And- of course-
Border Patrol in Pine Valley, Calif., has yet to reply to messages left by TheBlaze.
Why should they answer questions?  They're the effing BP and have to run their internal checkpoints.

Seems like we fought a war once over shit like this.

Also sick of this kind of crap:
Across the country, both state laws and departmental policies seem to let police officers use deadly force as a first resort against family pets that often present little or no threat. In one infamous 2010 case from Missouri, an officer shot and killed a dog that had been subdued and held on a catch-pole. In another, an officer shot D.C. resident Marietta Robinson’s 13-year-old dog, Wrinkles, after Robinson had confined the dog to her bathroom.
You'll note that the standard response from the LE agencies is (in chorus now) "We were following procedure."  Apparently they don't give a damn if it makes sense or not, so long as they follow it.

Some graphics on the Chicago environs, including this on where people were hit
and the results(yellow=kills, white=survived)

Dallas News still bringing up Gunwalker, so at least we're not the only ones still pissed about it.
In Mexico, they have known for some time. Officials there have attributed more than 200 deaths to Fast and Furious weapons. A Justice Department document made public this month by the Los Angeles Times’ Richard A. Serrano reveals what may be the most recent: Luis Lucio Rosales Astorga, police chief in the town of Hostotipaquillo, was shot to death Jan. 29 when gunmen opened fire on his patrol car. One bodyguard was killed and the chief’s wife and a second bodyguard wounded.

Hostotipaquillo, in Jalisco state in central-western Mexico, is nearly 1,000 miles from the Phoenix suburb where the semiautomatic WASR rifle was sold Feb. 22, 2010. The 26-year-old buyer would plead guilty to conspiracy, making false statements and smuggling goods from the U.S. No one — including the ATF — knows how the weapon traveled so far into the Mexican interior. ATF officials couldn’t say and told the Times they were still compiling an inventory of the lost guns.

No rush, apparently. Perhaps the ATF is waiting for the guns to wash ashore, one by one, after the drug criminals are done with them.
Americans, meanwhile, are left to wonder whatever happened with that ATF gun-walking fiasco, reminded only periodically when another Fast and Furious weapon surfaces long enough to leave someone else dead.

Well, with all the scandals, it distracts one from another(which is a pretty nasty indictment itself); which brings up where Lois Lerner got her start screwing with people:
More troubling to some FEC commissioners has been the staff's unsanctioned and growing ties to the Obama Justice Department. In September 2011, Tony Herman was named FEC general counsel. Mr. Herman in early 2012 brought in Dan Petalas, a Justice prosecutor, as head of the agency's enforcement section. FECA is clear that a bipartisan majority of commissioners must vote to report unlawful conduct to law enforcement. Yet FEC staff have increasingly been sending agency content to Justice without informing the commission. 

For instance, when a complaint is filed with the FEC against a political actor, the general counsel is required to write a report for the commissioners on whether there is a "reason to believe" the actor committed a violation. This report is confidential and never made public until a case is closed. Yet FEC staffers have sent these reports to Justice, in one case before the report was considered by the commissioners.

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