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Saturday, August 7, 2010

Balko: Ignorance of the Law Is No Excuse -- Unless You Work In Law Enforcement

Hat-tip to Travis McGee for this Radley Balko article from Reason on the po-po double standard.

The one-hit wonder group Ace asked the question in 1974:

How long has this been going on?

And, more importantly, how much longer will it be tolerated by an increasingly-hostile populace?


Blogger Taylor H said...

Heck, it could be for the rest of our lives...

August 7, 2010 at 3:24 AM  
Anonymous Defender said...

"how much longer will it be tolerated?"
To quote "Rage Against the Machine": "How long? Not long!
Because what you reap is what you've sown!"
Reading what I have read, every time I see a LEO tooling along, I see a civil rights violation in motion. And apparently half the judges and many of the lawyers too. Used to be the peasantry had to bow when royalty or soldiers of the king passed. We're almost there again.

August 7, 2010 at 3:26 AM  
Anonymous Defender said...

Recording a public official handling public business in public is "wiretapping?"
I'm reminded of the police officer who arrested a man lawfully open-carrying a handgun on his belt because when the officer was on the man's OTHER side, the gun was "illegally concealed from view." The same was done to man carrying a gun "illegally concealed" in a GUN-SHAPED FLAP HOLSTER.
How long? Not long.
And the police need cooperation from ME like Mary Jo Kopechne needs a drink of water from Ted Kennedy.

August 7, 2010 at 3:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the last question:

A certain segment of the population has decided to stop tolerating it, but they're not exactly the same ones who read political blogs......unless gangs in CA who have conducted successful ambush attacks and denied police access to certain areas are reading the 3%'er sites.

The thing is, we're just not ready to let go of the title "law abiding citizen."

August 7, 2010 at 5:05 AM  
Blogger Sean said...

What law? The one they make up as they go along? I'm more than ready to let go of the term, "law abiding citizen". Hell, the outlaws are the only who've got rights anyway. I'd go for "outlaw" rather than "sheep".

August 7, 2010 at 5:25 PM  
Blogger W W Woodward said...

Another instance of government “officials” telling us what we have to do while exempting themselves from the law. That is, if and when, they can determine what the law actually says.

I’ve actually had “officials” of government tell me that certain laws/regulations don’t actually mean what they say and, “You can’t expect me to know everything in this book.”

Interestingly enough, when I wrote to the Executive Director of the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education and asked him to supply me with a list of the regulations that do mean what they say and a list of those that don’t, it turned out that the specific regulation I had questioned actually does mean what it says.


August 7, 2010 at 7:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Ignorance of the law is no excuse." is a vile and evil statement. God Almight excuses out of ignorance. Who the FUCK is anybody else to not?

August 7, 2010 at 10:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm reading this as a serious civil rights violation, including conspiracy to deprive the arrested of their civil rights

August 9, 2010 at 5:52 PM  

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