Update in Chesapeake

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

I just spoke with the Virginian-Pilot reporter covering the Shivers-Frederick drug raid story (the police station wasn’t accepting messages). He said there’s been no information since last night, and that the police aren’t talking at all. They won’t say if they found any drugs in Frederic’s home, or if they’ve even searched the garage where the informant alleges Frederick was growing a significant amount marijuana. They also won’t say if they knocked or announced before forcing entry.

It’s pretty troubling that several days after a raid that left a cop dead and for which a man is being charged with first-degree murder, the police department is bunkering down.  They’re public servants, no?

Prior posts here and here.

UPDATE: Police say at 3:30pm this afternoon that they found marijuana in Frederick’s home. More here.

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11 Responses to “Update in Chesapeake”

  1. #1 |  TC | 

    Giving the evidence time to grow? (evil thought)

  2. #2 |  CK | 

    “They’re public servants, no?” No.

  3. #3 |  ZappaCrappa | 

    I guess it was worth dying for…regardless of the amount found. Got to make sure the Twinkie and powdered doughnut market remains stable and isn’t subjected to shortages due to “munchie demand”…yeah I’m rolling my eyes now.

  4. #4 |  Leshrac | 

    The lawyers and police have closed ranks and are working round the clock to come up with something/anything to smear this guy with. Maybe they’ll get a comment from his elementary principal for saying a naughty word so they can justify throwing the book at him. Ala Cory Maye/Kathryn J, watch for conveniently missing CI’s, scribbled and redact and white out on the 4th “newly found” copy of investigative notes.
    Call it what it is: A standing army that arbitrarily serves it’s brand of justice on US citizens in cohoots with the criminal justice system, all paid for by our own taxes. Wait for an ex police chief to request more “state/public servant imunity/secrets” from the legislators. Freedom is dead, long live the Republic of Sheeple and the henchmen of it’s ruling class.

  5. #5 |  Michael Chaney | 

    Yeah, I remember that they found some pot in Kathryn Johnston’s house, too.

    Oh, wait….

  6. #6 |  Bill | 

    I don’t give this much credibility. If it were true it would have been the first thing released. The initial reports were saying that the SWAT team wasn’t used and they were serving the warrants in plain clothes.

  7. #7 |  Ochressandro | 

    Where “marijuana” means “a pot seed that had been lying dormant under the water heater since 1973”.

  8. #8 |  Ian MacLeod | 

    “They’re public servants, no?”

    They’re public servants, no. Like too much of our government lately, they’re Public Masters as far as they’re concerned. We’re all just criminals, potential criminals or collateral damage, and oh well. These things happen.



  9. #9 |  Nando | 

    In this day and age of dash-mounted cameras, is it that hard to put a small camera on each officer to record everything and ensure the letter of the law was followed?

  10. #10 |  Scott | 

    “In this day and age of dash-mounted cameras, is it that hard to put a small camera on each officer to record everything and ensure the letter of the law was followed?”

    Visit any skate park, skydiving drop zone, or countless other places where people engage in hazardous and semi-hazardous activities and you’ll find a whole range of discrete, reliable and robust recording equipment that doesn’t interfere with mobility or safety in any measurable way.

    Which begs the question… since the police LOVE to be on t.v. a la “Dallas SWAT” and “Cops”, and since they LOVE gee-whiz technology a la tanks, body armor and tazers, and since the police have nothing to hide… why haven’t they already adopted wearing camcorders on these types of raids?

  11. #11 |  Ian MacLeod | 

    That would make avoiding accountability, dropping fake “evidence” and getting away with lies like, “He attacked me,” or “I thought I was being attacked,” or even, “They were blocking the sidewalks” a little too difficult.

    Aside from which, with cameras everywhere, it would not be the America I know, love, and voluntarily served in wartime like all my family before me, my mother in WWII included. It isn’t now, and hope is dwindling that it ever will be again.

    Ian MacLeod