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Knockout: Victims of brutal Downtown Mall assault want arrests, and answers from police

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This is from Cville.com.

Are  Jeanne Doucette, and Marc Adams victims of racism against white people 

by the Charlottesville  Police Department?

Jeanna and Marc were attacked by three feral savage sons of Obama.

There are pictures of these feral savages.

Maybe the good people of Charlottesville need to  hunt these feral savages down.

 

A couple’s late night stroll on the Christmas-lit Downtown Mall turned to terror in the early morning hours of Friday, December 20, when they were brutally assaulted by three men in what appears to have been a random act of violence.

Even though one of the victims, Jeanne Doucette, managed to take photos that appear to show the assailants as they kicked and pummeled her boyfriend Marc Adams to unconsciousness, Charlottesville Police still do not have any suspects. Doucette says there were other witnesses to the crime, which allegedly occurred just outside the Wells Fargo building at around 1am as she and Adams walked from Miller’s to Rapture, and she is baffled as to why the police haven’t shared her images more widely with people who could have seen the suspects earlier in the evening.

“I cannot understand why they didn’t let people know what happened,” said Doucette, who still bore injuries from the assault when she met for an interview a week later. “Those pictures might have prompted some tips.”

The images she captured are blurry but nonetheless appear to corroborate her account of the night’s events, including the brutality of the beating, during which she says the assailants joked and laughed, even stopping to hug in the midst of the onslaught.

Doucette said the assault occurred after she and Adams, both 39, had met for a drink at Miller’s after Adams finished his shift as chef for a downtown food cart. They headed east up the Mall toward Rapture to end their night with music, when Adams tripped and fell in front of Derriere de Soie lingerie store, a block from Miller’s. As he was getting up, a man approached quickly, said something that Doucette couldn’t make out, and kicked Adams while he was on the ground, before being joined by his friends who beat Adams severely, breaking his ankle, cracking ribs and knocking out one of his teeth.

The grainy photos that Doucette took with her phone (posted below story) show the faces and clothing worn by the three alleged assailants, all black males. Doucette estimated the men were approximately  6’ tall and in their mid-20s or early 30s. In one photo, Adams is lying on his back on the Mall with a man looming over him. Doucette said the man was kicking Adams when she took the picture. In another picture, a large man in a black coat and light colored shirt appears to be moving towards Doucette’s camera as Adams is on his knees in the background.

While Doucette suffered bruising to her head and tearing of the cartilage in her ear, Adams bore the brunt of the men’s aggression, sustaining broken bones and a concussion that he said has robbed him of any memory of the incident and its immediate aftermath.

Flooded with fear and adrenaline, Doucette said, she reacted quickly after the assault began, confronting the first assailant.

“I came up and pushed him away and said, ‘What are you doing?’” she recalled.

The incident escalated when the man responded by striking her.

“The guy hits me repeatedly in the ear,” she said. “My earring was stabbing me in the head over and over.”

Two other men soon joined in the beating, Doucette said, and while they primarily focused on Adams, a local musician who at 5’5″ and 140 pounds was outsized and outnumbered, they would occasionally strike her.

“When he’d tell them to stop hitting me, they’d hit me twice,” said Doucette, who is 5’2″.

Doucette said she and Adams repeatedly tried to escape, but the assault continued east up the Mall and stopped in front of the Wells Fargo bank. Doucette said she threw her purse at the men, hoping that when they saw the cash inside they’d simply take the money and leave, but they had no apparent interest in robbing her. Instead, she said, they seemed to delight in the brutality.

“They were laughing, high-fiving, hugging, and then returning to kick him,” said Doucette. “There was some kind of camaraderie to it.”

The men were accompanied by a woman, who Doucette said repeatedly screamed at them to stop. The men ignored her pleas. Doucette said she had never seen the men before and there was nothing in her behavior or Adams’ that would have provoked the assault. Both victims wondered whether the episode was an example of the so-called “knock-out game,” in which assailants randomly strike an innocent passerby with the goal of rendering them unconscious. Several such assaults have resulted in the deaths of victims. Adams and Doucette checked Youtube for videos of their own assault in the days after it happened, but have found nothing. The cheerful demeanor of their attackers, however, has them wondering if they were targets of some kind of game.

“Maybe if we had played dead, they would have stopped,” said Adams. “If the point of the knockout game is to knock out, we kept getting up to help each other. We didn’t play right.”

Adams describes himself as a “passive person,” and while he said the head injury erased his memory of the attack, he doesn’t believe he could have said anything to provoke the men’s wrath.

“He’s the most non-confrontational person I know,” Doucette agreed.

The attack finally stopped after Doucette started taking pictures with her cell phone and several passersby appeared to be calling 911. By the time police arrived several minutes later, Doucette said, the assailants were gone. Adams, who had been briefly knocked unconscious, refused to be transported by ambulance to the hospital that night despite Doucette’s and emergency responders’ urgings. He also declined to be interviewed by police, although he called the next day to add his report to the information given to police by Doucette.

“My brain was messed up,” he said, repeating what Doucette has told him about his post-assault behavior. “I kept saying I wanted to go home.”

The next morning, Adams said, he did go to the hospital. In addition to the concussion and facial bruising including a black eye, x-rays confirmed his cracked ribs and fractured ankle. Nearly two weeks after the attack, the physical wounds are healing, but both Doucette and Adams are troubled by what they see as a lack of response from the Charlottesville Police Department.

“It’s like they don’t care,” said Doucette, who said she called police on December 29 to follow up on the investigation and was told that the case had been suspended due to a lack of information and had not been assigned to a detective. “I don’t understand why they couldn’t even have the courtesy to call and say we’re not even going to look for them,” she said.

According to CPD spokesperson Ronnie Roberts, investigators canvassed the Downtown area after the assault but did not find anyone matching the description of the alleged assailants. Police did not release Doucette’s pictures to the public, Roberts said, because they believed surveillance video from the bank might offer clearer images, and they hoped officers might recognize some of the men in Doucette’s photos without tipping them off that they were being sought.

Roberts said police requested the bank video on Friday, December 27, a week after the attack, and had not received it as of Sunday, December 29. On Sunday, Doucette finally posted the pictures she’d taken to her Facebook page and said she quickly received several tips that she has passed on to police. Her frustration at the lack of an investigation is palpable.

“I feel forgotten about,” Doucette said. “I feel like I’m not safe.”

 news-mallbeating2 One of three men allegedly involved in a December 20 assault. Photo: Jeanne Doucette

Feral Savges

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                          Victim two on ground                                       Victim one

 

 

 

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Citizens Form Armed Response Group After Local Sheriff’s Office Cut to 8 Hours/Day Due to Budget Cuts

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This is from Guns Saves Lives.

 I am glad to see people stepping up to protect each other.

How long before the liberals in Portland try to stop these people?

What would you do if your local law enforcement only worked 8 hours per day 5 days per week and only responded to life threatening calls?

Well, one rural Oregon community has an answer – they formed an armed response group made up exclusively of private citizens working on a volunteer basis.

Josephine County, Oregon – 70% of the land here is owned by the US government. Previously, the county was able to keep its government and law enforcement services running due to federal subsidies paid by the federal government.

When the feds cut that funding, the county had to make severe budget cuts according to Fox News. One of the main things that was cut, the local sheriff’s office. We aren’t talking about reducing the number of deputies or using patrol cars for a little longer then usual. We are talking GUTTED.

The office announced they would only respond to life threatening calls from now on. On top of that, the office would only operate 8 hours a day during week days. The government even went as far as to advise citizens to move to another county if they didn’t feel safe.

Well, a group of 100 citizens decided they could feel safe without agreeing to the massive tax raise proposed by the county government. So, they formed the North Valley Community Watch.

The group responds to calls that the sheriff’s office is unable to. Many members of the group carry legal firearms, although none have ever had to use them.

The group uses technology to keep the local residents informed about its operations and maintains a website and a Facebook page where they post local crime news, recent arrests, and other news.

According to Fox News,

Ken Selig — who was the longest-serving law enforcement officer in all three local agencies when he was forced to retire from the department due to cuts — told FoxNews.com he found the sheriff’s declaration unacceptable. And he felt compelled to guard his community’s vulnerable members.

“Who else is going to protect you when your government can’t?” Selig said.

Selig and his friend Pete Scaglione formed the North Valley Community Watch, a county-wide organization dedicated to helping citizens in non-life-threatening situations, primarily property crimes. It is one of a handful of community groups that have formed since the cuts. Without a robust Sheriff’s Office, their mission is broader than the typical neighborhood watch group.

Cops in New York Using Gun Classifieds Site ARMSLIST To Trap Gun Owners? Maybe.

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This is from Guns Saves Lives.

This is a scary prospect for the people  of New York if this

story is true..

How many people have their rights violated by these Gestapo tactics?

This interesting post on ARMSLIST was brought to our attention by a reader.

Here is the text from the ad, posted from an anonymous account (spelling errors part of original post),

BEWARE THERES A SCUMBAG ON HERE SELLING MULTIPLE CALS IN ROCHESTER AND SURROUNDING AREAS!! THIS SCUMBAG AGREED TO MEET THEN I WAS SURROUNDED BY POLICE. THEY SIMPLY INTERIGATED ME AND CHECKED MY PERSONALS. THEY ARE ROUNDING UP GUN OWNERS TO SEE WHAT YOUR BUYING AND WHAT YOU MAY BE FEEDING,ALONG WITH RECORDING YOUR VEHICLE INFORMATION WHICH LEADS TO RESIIDENCE… THIS GUY HAS MANY POSTINGS OF FIREARMS AND RANTING POSTS I ASSUME TO BLEND IN WITH THE CROWD. THESE COMMUNISTS PIGS ARE GETTING SMARTER EVERYDAY! DONT BUY AMMO ON ARMS LIST UNLESS ITS FROM A REPUTABLE DEALER. IF YOU PICS OF AMMO CANS OR BOXES OF AMMO TAKEN OFF THE INTERNETSTAY AWAY. MY ENTIRE NIGHT WAS WASTED AND NOW THEY HAVE MY PERSONAL INFO ..I REPEAT DO NOT BUY FROM THESE CLOWNS THERE RECORDING EVERYONE TO STRIP YOU IN THE FUTURE AND ARREST NON COMPLIANT AND REGISTERED ARMS AS FOR THE GUY POSTING THESE ROT IN HELL.

Hmmm, definitely interesting to say the least.

On some level it seems to make sense if you want to catch gun owners with unlicensed guns in a state with registration.

Remember, New York has a gun registry. Attempting to buy 9mm ammo but the only gun you have registered is a .45. Could that be enough for cops to search your home? In pretty much every other state I’d say absolutely not, but remember this is New York we’re talking about.

It was widely reported a couple of weeks ago that New York City residents had started receiving surrender/confiscation notices about long guns that might be illegal under city law, so perhaps there is a state wide crack down on guns.

Of course, we have no way to verify whether this post is true or if it’s just some classic interwebz trolling.

Mom Punched While Walking with Young Daughter in Midwood, Police Say

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This is from DNAinfo New York.

Another son of Obama assaults another white woman.

The moron that wrote this article calls this the alleged

knockout game.

Like this game is made up by the Hidlabeast Clinton’s vast

Right wing conspiracy.

I will disagree with the NYPD this is not a man but a savage  

feral animal.

 

 Police described the suspect in the assault as a 5-foot-8 man, 180 pounds, with short braids. He wore a black wool cap, green jacket and dark jeans, police said.

                                                     Police described the suspect in the assault as a 5-foot-8 man, 180 pounds, with short braids. He wore a black wool cap, green jacket and dark jeans, police said. drawing credit NYPD.

 

 

BROOKLYN — A mother was sucker punched while crossing a Midwood street with her 7-year-old daughter in broad daylight, police said.

The 33-year-old mother was near the intersection of 12th Street and Elm Avenue inMidwood about 2:45 p.m. Saturday when a man approached her from behind, swung at the back of her head and knocked her to the ground, police said.

Nothing was reported stolen. The woman sustained minor injuries to her hands and knees, police said.

The attack appears to follow the pattern of the alleged “knockout game” assaults that have taken place over the past couple of months in Midwood and Crown Heights.

In the knockout game, a random victim is punched in the head and knocked to the ground. Nothing is stolen during the assault.

Police did not immediately say whether they were investigating Saturday’s assault as part of the knockout pattern.

Police described the suspect as a man with short braids, about 5-foot-8 and weighing 180 pounds. He wore a black wool cap, green jacket, and dark jeans, officials said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477).

 

EXCLUSIVE: 15-Year-Old Girl Attacked By Group of Teens In Delaware County

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This is from CBS 3 Philadelphia.

Nine sons of Obama beat down a 15-year-old white girl.

These animals kicked, punched and spit on the victim.

Then these animals tried to throw this girl under a car.

She suffered a partially collapsed lung.

I doubt these animals will be caught if they are they will

just get a smack on the hand.

 

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Speaking exclusively to CBS 3, a 15-year-old high school student, whose identity we are concealing, described a terrifying attack by a gang of at least nine teenage boys as she was leaving an Interboro High School football game Monday night.

The teenage victim described first being taunted by the attackers, who followed her down a neighborhood street, cursing and spitting at her, before she was repeatedly kicked and punched, at least one of the blows to her head.

“It was scary, just horrible, just the worst feeling in the world,” she said. “He punched me in my back and then kicked me in the back, and then punched me in the back of my head. I couldn’t breathe, I couldn’t move, I couldn’t talk. I was just straight crying.”

The victim says as at least two of the teenagers pummeled her, the others cheered them on shouting, “come on, let’s get her.” At one point, the victim says, the gang tried to throw her under the wheels of a passing car, which swerved, narrowly missing her.

“They took me by my arm and just threw me out like I was a fishing rod. I was doubled over in pain,” she said. “Everything was just a big, giant blur.”

Finally, left injured in the roadway, she told CBS 3′s Walt Hunter, she staggered more than a mile to her home, worried she might not make it, collapsing in the driveway.

Rushed by her parents to Taylor Hospital, she was medevaced to Children’s Hospital where, her parents say, she was treated for a partially collapsed lung and other injuries. Released 48 hours after the attack, she is now recovering at home as police move forward with their investigation.

“What happened that night is beyond belief to me,” said Joe Parris, the victim’s father.

The victim and her family want to see the attackers brought to justice as, they say, they try to comprehend what could possibly prompt a pack of strangers to viciously attack a young woman walking home from a football game?

If you have information, please call Glenolden Police at 610-583-1312.

“They terrorized and beat up a 15-year-old girl. Now I think they should pay for it,” said her father.

Bill would hugely expand tax burden on gun owners, to finance their oppressors

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This is from The Examiner.

Congressman Danny Davis has ties to the Communist party.

It does not surprise me he wants to tax gun owners to fund oppression

by the militarized police departments.

Use this link to contact your Representative and tell them to oppose  

HR-3018 Gun Violence Prevention and Safe Communities Act of 2013.

 

Writing for Ammoland, Max McGuire, of Sanity Politics,informs us that early this month, Congressman Danny K. Davis (D-IL), along with co-sponsor Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), introduced H.R. 3018, the “Gun Violence Prevention and Safe Communities Act of 2013.”This bill, according to the text, would impose a whopping new 20% tax on all firearms purchases, and a 50% tax on ammunition. National Firearms Act (machine guns, suppressors, sawed-off shotguns and rifles, etc.) transfer fees would also go way up, as would licensing fees for gun dealers, manufacturers and importers–and these taxes and fees will automatically rise with inflation.

Furthermore, these new taxes would not be applied, as per current practice under the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act, to wildlife conservation, which at least provides some benefit to hunters (and perhaps, some day, to shooters in general). Instead, this new tax revenue would go to the police (themilitarization of law enforcement, after all, ain’t cheap), and to fund anti-gunagenda-driven “research.”

Even a cursory look at Rep. Davis’ “gun control” history makes it abundantly clear that in his view, one of the most important roles of the police is as hired muscle, to enforce citizen disarmament laws, and Rep. Pascrell is no different. And, in fact,Davis’ own press release makes very clear that what he intends for these funds to pay for is the effort to make private gun ownership more difficult:

Rep. Davis stated, “Gun violence in America has reached epidemic proportions and we cannot, as a nation, any longer tolerate the on-going social and economic costs of inaction. Gun violence is a daily reality for America and, in particular, for urban cities like Chicago. The crisis should outrage us all. This legislation is a pro-active approach to reducing gun violence by using proven preventive programs which have been starved for funds until now. As part of a comprehensive, multidimensional strategy to reduce gun violence, this legislation closes major loopholes in tax law and lays out an equitable, long term, sustainable strategy to provide the requisite resources.”

Pascrell is also quoted, and perhaps goes even further, with a reference to what he calls “the long-term societal costs of gun and ammunition purchases in our country.” This sounds an awful lot like the anti-gun “culture war” Seattle Gun Rights Examiner Dave Workman has been covering lately (as has this column in the past). Rabidly anti-private gun ownership NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly is also trying to position himself as a general in that culture war, claiming on rabidly anti-gun Piers Morgan’s “news” show that “[t]here’s [sic] way too many guns abroad [sic] in America.”

The idea here is to punish the hundreds of millions of peaceable and law-abiding gun owners, by making us pay for the harmful behavior of the criminal few. Furthermore, the money thus collected is to be used to make our exercise of the right that shall not be infringed more difficult–more easily infringed.

Oh–there’s another provision in H.R. 3018, buried at the very end, almost as if the idea is to hide it:

(c) Certain Semiautomatic Pistols Chambered for Cartridges Treated as Firearms- The first sentence of section 5845(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended–

(1) by striking `and’ before `(8)’,

(2) by striking `device.’ and inserting `device, and’, and

(3) by adding at the end the following: `(9) a semiautomatic pistol chambered for cartridges commonly considered rifle rounds, configured with receivers commonly associated with rifles and capable of accepting detachable magazines.’

That would seem to mean that pistols like those based on AR-15 and Kalashnikov rifle designs are to come under NFA regulatory power, as if they were machine guns.

H.R. 3018’s likelihood of passage is miniscule, at least absent some atrocity so horrible that the “blood dancing” opportunists successfully exploit it as justification for every forcible citizen disarmament law that comes to the twisted minds of oath-breaking politicians. Still, every look into the minds of those who would disarm us if they could is valuable, if chilling.

 

Robbery surveillance shows man holding gun to child’s head in Sanford salon

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This is from WESH NBC 2 Orlando.

Where is Al Sharpton or Jessie Jackson protesting?

Where is the 24/7 coverage by CNN,PMSNBC?

I know it was a white victim not a black victim.

 

Charles Anthony Jones arrested in July 6 robbery

SANFORD, Fla. —Police have solved a recent armed robbery after a veteran detective was able to identify the man in a disturbing surveillance video.

CHARLES JONES
Charles Jones

According to police, Charles Anthony Jones, 41, is seen on surveillance video on July 6 pointing a gun at a child inside the Cancun Salon on Hiawatha Avenue in Sanford.

The store owner and mother tried to protect her child and was thrown to the ground and hit in the head with the gun.

“Two times he say, ‘Give me money, I want money,'” said the owner, Inez Rodriguez. “Take my phone. Take my computer. Everything is money,” she said.

Rodriguez said he only wanted cash.

There were two children in the salon at the time — one was 5 years old and one was 10.

The 10-year-old tried to run out of the salon but Jones ran outside and pulled her back in, police said.

No one was seriously hurt.

Rodriguez said her 10-year-old is traumatized.
“Very scared. She can’t sleep. She have dreams,” she said.

Jones was already in jail on another charge when police identified him. Police said he was wearing the same clothing in the surveillance video as he was when he was arrested on the other charge.

He has been charged with robbery with a firearm, kidnapping and false imprisonment, aggravated battery and aggravated assault.

Read more: http://www.wesh.com/news/central-florida/seminole-county/robbery-surveillance-shows-man-holding-gun-to-childs-head-in-sanford-salon/-/17597106/21447802/-/ql74c0z/-/index.html#ixzz2c3PlRI7S

 

Nobody is coming to save and protect you – police motto misleading

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This is from Jews For The Preservation of Firearms Ownership.

The left keeps squawking about Separation of Church and State.

Yet they advocate State sponsored Dial A Prayer aka call 911.

I have a home defense system aka Glock model 22 .40 cal.

How the police motto “to protect and serve” has mislead a generation.

By Anthony Veltri, July 31st, 2013. NewsWithViews.com
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In 1963, the police motto “to protect and serve” was officially adopted by the Los Angeles Police Department. The motto has since been adopted by many departments across the nation. While many officers align with this motto as the aim and purpose of their profession, the fact is that this motto has contributed to a substantial gap between what the public perceives as the responsibility of public safety personnel and what an officer has a legal duty to protect.

In fact, what many citizens believe to be a police, fire and rescue personnel’s duty to “protect and serve” them is actually in direct conflict with the “public duty doctrine” which states: “absent a special relationship between the governmental entity and the injured individual, the governmental entity will not be liable for injury to an individual… the governmental entity owes a duty to the public in general.”

This unforgettable story highlights this misunderstanding in no uncertain terms. In conjunction with the associated court ruling, the video below spells out in no uncertain terms who the police are NOT responsible to protect. It is 13 minutes long, and I implore you to watch all of it.

As you watch this video, pay special attention to what the public perceives the police to be responsible for… Some of those interviewed even exhibit indignation that the question “would the NYPD come to your aid if you were attacked” was asked in the first place. Then watch what unfolds.

On Feb 12th of 2011, 42-year old Joseph Lozito was riding the subway in New York City when he was attacked by Maxim Gellman, a knife wielding madman who police had been on the lookout for in connection with a drug-fueled 28-hour killing spree. The two police officers who were in the same subway car as Lozito retreated into the locked motorman’s cabin and watched as Lozito was brutally attacked by Gellman. Lozito, a martial arts enthusiast, was able to subdue his attacker, but not before receiving several stab wounds. Once the attacker had been disarmed and subdued by Lozito, the two officers advanced from the locked motorman’s cabin to take over and arrest Gellman.

Lozito sued the NYPD in 2012 for injuries he received during the attack, claiming that the NYPD was negligent, as officers did nothing to help him and instead watched the attack. The case was recently dismissed by judge Margaret Chan because “no direct promises of protection were made to Mr. Lozito,” the police had “no special duty” to protect him. (check out the full story here).

Let’s hear that one more time… just to be clear… The police have no duty to protect an individual… just the public at large. I’m not arguing over the law here, my objective is to make as many people as possible aware of what the NYPD officer’s legal obligations were in this situation.

(JPFO’s book “911 and Die” – just 14.95 incl S&H, is the perfect explanation of why responsibility for protection of the self and loved ones, is down to you – and only you.)
What makes this so ironic and infuriating, is that politicians who time and time again act to remove, or strictly limit the right of the individual to protect themselves with firearms, tasers, pepper spray and the like will often cite statistics regarding the efficiency and effectiveness of law enforcement personnel to respond to “save you.” What they fail to mention, is that it matters not how “fast or efficient” an officer’s response time is, if they have no legal obligation to protect you, or intervene when they get there.

I’ll admit, when I sat through the lectures on negligence in my EMT and fire classes, I was taken aback when I learned how the moral code of conduct that a public safety official voluntarily assumes is quite different from concepts of duty and negligence as viewed from a legal perspective.

Once again, I must emphasize that while many public servants WILL be there to render aid, they will not likely be found negligent if they don’t.

In short, courts have ruled, time and time again, that police and emergency response personnel have no duty to protect, rescue or otherwise render aid to a specific individual, only to the public at large.

If a public safety official feels unsafe or fears for their safety, they can stand right there and do nothing as you are beaten, burn, or drown. I’m not saying that police, fire and rescue personnel don’t go above and beyond each and every day, but what is especially important to note is that in many instances, they DON’T have to.

What is even more important to be aware of is that there is an alarming trend in which many, departments choose to respond in ways that are least likely to expose them to lawsuits. What does this mean?

It means that many departmental policies are now written in such a way that often times prohibits or limits responders from actually responding… The department officials know that they can’t be sued for negligence as no “special relationship” exists, but they might get into hot water for taking extraordinary or heroic measures to “serve and protect”… so which do you think wins out…

I’m all for coming home safe at the end of the day, but policy written to protect an agency from litigation rather than to “protect the public at large” is becoming more commonplace… Don’t believe me? check this out:

Warren V District of Columbia it was found that police do not have a duty to provide police services to individuals, even if a dispatcher promises help to be on the way. “… despite the demonstrable abuse and ineptitude on the part of the police because no special relationship existed.

The court stated that official police personnel and the government employing them owe no duty to victims of criminal acts and thus are not liable for a failure to provide adequate police protection unless a special relationship exists.”

And chances are, you don’t have any “special relationship” with the police. But in case you were wondering what would constitute a “special relationship,” let me give you an example… In the train attack scenario described in this article, let’s say that after the assailant (Gellman) was handcuffed by police, passengers on the train decided to beat him.

Police would then have a duty to defend him, (yes the knife-wielding murderer), because the officers had taken him into custody and he was now their charge. If the NYPD officers stood idly by as the murderer was attacked, as they had when Mr. Lozito was, officers could be found negligent, because a “special relationship” existed between the police and the murderer as soon as he was detained.

If you take anything from this article, please let it be these two points:

1: It is important that each and every one of us understand that WE are ultimately responsible for our safety and for the safety of our family and loved ones. Police and fire may be there to help, but ultimately, it may be up to us, as individuals to render first aid, cpr, or defend our family from from criminals.

2: How we choose to react to this information is of paramount importance. I realize that many readers are already familiar with this information and its implications… To those readers, I would ask: What have you done to prepare yourself and your loved ones in the event that public safety does not respond as expected to a call for help…

For those readers for which this discussion of the “to protect and serve” motto is a new concept, I would ask, what will you do to prepare your family to deal with this paradigm shift? What this means for each of us is different… some may wish to take specialized training in first aid, others may wish to become proficient with a firearm…

I believe that many people will shake their heads with disbelief when reading this article and watching the associated video. I implore you: don’t take my word for it… use your favorite search engine and research it yourself. search for “do the police have a duty to protect.” Chances are, if you need help, the system will work as we expect it to, but please understand, we have seen that what the public expects and what you as an individual are actually entitled to when it comes to public safety response are two very different things. What will you do to bridge the gap?

Anthony is the author of Hurricane Katrina – A Journey of Hope, which recounts the work done by emergency search and rescue personnel in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. He has also served as a Branch Chief at the US Department of Homeland Security HQ where he led a team of professionals charged with protecting the nation’s critical infrastructure ranging from nuclear power plants to the Hoover Dam. Has its roots in several years of public and private sector work, as well as disaster relief work.

 

Police department targets local resident after applying for a BB gun permit

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This from The Daily Caller.

When you have to get a permit to use a BB Gun you are no longer free.

It is time to move to a free state like Texas or Indiana.

Discharging a BB gun in the city limits of Grand Junction, Colorado (Pop. 50,000)  is illegal. In order to try to rid his area of an officially recognized invasive species, the Eurasian Dove which the State of Colorado allows to be hunted with no bag limit. James Shults requested a Discharge Permit to use a 30-year old Daisy BB gun to run the pest from his residence area and from neighbor’s areas with their permission.

After inspection of Shults’ neighborhood by two separate police sergeants the Chief (whom Shults likes personally) refused the permit as the neighborhood of single story houses is densely populated. Shults, a former National and , multi-state rifle champion and holder of many state and national records has no problem with the Chief’s decision, though he says “… it was sort of funny, of course it is densely populated, it’s inside the city.”

However, Shults noted that the Chief also sent copies of his denial letter to the Deputy Chief of Police, Grand Junction’s police Patrol Commanders and the city’s new high-tech 911 Center. Shults checked with his many law enforcement friends and contacts around the country and they confirmed he had indeed been targeted and flagged by the police and 911 center. According to Shults some LEOs (law enforcement officers) humorously chided him saying– “That’s what you get for trying to do the right thing.”

Shults says–”All this action for requesting a legal permit to discharge a Daisy BB gun in the city seems a little twisted. Am I now a terrorist to be watched by the full command of the Grand Junction police to include a flag on my residence by the 911 Center? I must be a very dangerous man armed with my Daisy BB gun; obviously a weapon of mass destruction.”

However, Shults gets serious when he compares this type of local targeting and flagging of citizens by the Federal government’s enforcement organizations to include the IRS, FBI, NSA, etc. and in his city. He has notified the Grand Junction City Council to modify this policy so that law abiding average non-threatening citizens do not appear on it.

Shults Says–”In my case, when a local citizen requests a legally designated permit for a BB gun and finds himself on city police flagged watch lists, it is sad, silly and serious. This practice is something our City Council should immediately investigate and eliminate and order citizen’s names removed from and certify that that has been done. The flagging exceptions would/could be citizen threats against officers, other citizens and property-but not interesting or non-threat contacts between the police and citizens as mine was.”

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/07/24/police-department-targets-local-resident-after-applying-for-a-bb-gun-permit/#ixzz2a6yhNvLN

Lancaster teen Temar Boggs hailed as a hero in 5-year-old’s abduction

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This is from Lancaster Online.

This story gives me hope for the youth of America.

These you men are to be commended.

Temar Boggs had a feeling he’d find the 5-year-old girl who was abducted Thursday in Lancaster Township.

He was right.

Boggs, a McCaskey freshman who lives in Gable Park Woods, had been hanging out with a friend at nearby Lancaster Arms apartments and helping move a couch when a man came by asking if they’d seen a missing girl.

 

They hadn’t, Boggs said, so they went to watch TV.

A short time later, his friend went outside and saw lots of police officers and people from the neighborhood looking for the girl.

Police said that the girl had been taken that afternoon from the 100 block of Jennings Drive.

Boggs and about six friends joined the search.

Update: Man charged with kidnapping, sexual offenses in abduction of girl, 5

“We got all of our friends to go look for her. We made our own little search party,” Boggs, 15, said Saturday, though he didn’t know the girl or her family.

They walked through some nearby woods and along a creek where they were told the girl might have gone.

When Boggs and his friends returned to Lancaster Arms on Jennings Drive, they saw more police officers and TV news crews.

“The whole block was filled,” he said.

That’s when, Boggs said, “I had the gut feeling that I was going to find the little girl.”

A friend asked Boggs to hold his bike. Boggs figured the bike would help him search for the girl.

So he and another friend, Chris Garcia, rode on area streets — Michelle Drive, St. Phillips Drive, Gable Park Road — looking for her.

That’s when a maroon car caught his eye. (He had gotten a bit ahead of Garcia.)

Related: Pictures of massive search for missing girl

The car was on Gable Park and turned around when it got near the top of a hill toward Millersville Pike, where Boggs said several police officers were gathered with the kind of cart used to carry an injured football player off the field.

The driver, an older white man, then began quickly turning onto and out of side streets connecting to Gable Park, Boggs said.

The neighborhood is something of a maze; many of its streets are cul-de-sacs.

Boggs got close enough to the car to see a little girl inside. Garcia was nearby.

The driver looked at Boggs and Garcia, then stopped the car at Gable Park and Betz Farm Road and pushed the girl out of the car. The driver then drove off, Boggs said.

Boggs said he didn’t see where the car went.

“She runs to my arms and said, ‘I need to see my mommy,’ ” Boggs said.

Boggs scooped the girl onto his shoulders and began riding the bike toward home, but then decided that wasn’t safe, so he carried her and walked back while Garcia pedaled along, guiding the bike Boggs had been using.

 

Back at Lancaster Arms, when Boggs and Garcia arrived with the girl, someone summoned a firefighter or law enforcement officer.

Boggs said the girl was reluctant to leave him and go to the official.

“She didn’t want to leave me because she thought they were going to do something to her. I said, ‘No, it’s OK,’ ” he said.

Police said later that the abductor took the little girl for ice cream, and that there were indications of an assault.

Boggs met the girl’s family Thursday evening, after he told police his story.

The girl’s family members “were just saying that I was a hero, that I was a guardian angel and that it was amazing that I was there and was able to find the girl,” he said.

Boggs doesn’t see himself as a hero.

“I’m just a normal person who did a thing that anybody else would do,” he said.

He described himself as a typical kid.

He plays football, basketball and track (he runs the 100- and 200-meter and the 400-meter relay, and does the high and long jump).

He likes sneakers, and if his hopes of being a professional athlete don’t pan out, he’d like to be a clothing or sneaker designer. Or maybe work in the culinary arts.

He’s modest, but knows he did something special Thursday.

“It was like fate, it was like meant for me and Chris to be there. If we wouldn’t have left (to look for the girl) who knows what would have happened to the little girl,” he said.

Boggs did wake up in the middle of the night afterward, though, thinking he might have saved the girl’s life.

“It was a blessing for me to make that happen,” he said.

His mother, Tamika Boggs, said she’s proud of her son.

“You just hope you raise your child the right way. … He’s learning what I tell him, to help others,” she said.

Read more: http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/872026_Lancaster-teen-Temar-Boggs-hailed-as-a-hero-in-5-year-old-s-abduction.html#ixzz2ZMnctGfe

 

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