Afternoon Links

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010
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  1. #1 |  Judi | 

    Carrollton police….well all I can say is THANK GOD or whoever for dash cams and video.

    How many times have we heard cops and prosecutors say, “The camera doesn’t LIE.”?

    LOL…well, “In Your Face, Officer Friendly”!

    I hope this guy wins!

    Note AGAIN to self: “If your gooing to do STUPID S**T, don’t record it!”

    Guess someone should have passed that on a long time ago to a few nameless people in Mississippi…eh?

  2. #2 |  David | 

    “That is when it became the Twilight Zone,” Staten said. “How do you resist arrest if you are not arrested?”

    The obvious answer is…

    Successfully!

  3. #3 |  Judi | 

    IRS harrasses car wash owner over 4 cents…

    LOL. I’m surprised they didn’t do a NO-KNOCK raid on his house and shoot the guy’s DOG!

  4. #4 |  Ben | 

    Added his other attorney, Andy Bergman, “I have never seen a police department go to these lengths to cover up a problem and intimidate and harass someone.

    Let me show you somebody that’s not paying attention.

  5. #5 |  Judi | 

    HA! David…Remember, the police are writing the SCRIPT. I think it is commonly referred to as an ‘artistic license’.

    Artistic license (also known as dramatic license, historical license, poetic license, narrative license, licentia poetica, or simply license) is a colloquial term, sometime euphemism,that an artist may undertake in the name of art. (Wiki)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artistic_license

  6. #6 |  Judi | 

    Oops…

    Let me do that again since I left the important part out!

    Artistic license (also known as dramatic license, historical license, poetic license, narrative license, licentia poetica, or simply license) is a colloquial term, sometime euphemism, used to denote the distortion or complete ignorance of fact, ignoring the conventions of grammar or language, or the changing of an established fact that an artist may undertake in the name of art. (Wikipedia) Yeah I know it’s Wiki…lol.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artistic_license

  7. #7 |  David Chesler | 

    Without undue respect, by the time of the car was raid it was a $300 tax bill.

  8. #8 |  Judi | 

    Let me add that they part the police seem to have forgotten is that the script is written before the FILMING. Film-making 101.

  9. #9 |  Marty | 

    ‘sloppiest kisser’ award in the brooklyn mutt show?!! my dogs finally have something they can really compete in!

  10. #10 |  Andrew S. | 

    Hey Radley, you might want to tone down the sarcasm a bit. Some people are clueless enough to take it seriously.

    (at least most of the people commenting to that link knew you were being sarcastic…)

  11. #11 |  EH | 

    Are police reports filed by an officer submitted under penalty of perjury?

  12. #12 |  Tsu Dho Nihm | 

    I’ve always thought that mutts were the best dogs you could ever meet.

  13. #13 |  wunder | 

    #7, are you saying that a $300 tax bill is worth a nasty visit from two IRS agents? How much exactly did that little trip cost the department (taxpayers)?

    And the owner does have a point when A) he has a letter saying he owed nothing more and B) how in the hell does $.04 become $300?

    (If you were responding tongue-in-cheek, my apologies.)

  14. #14 |  Kristen | 

    Hey Radley, you might want to tone down the sarcasm a bit. Some people are clueless enough to take it seriously.

    Stupid crosses all barriers, apprently…those comments were funny in their total lack of awareness.

  15. #15 |  Dwight Brown | 

    Police professionalism watch:

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2010/03/motorists-blame-newport-beach-police-for-flat-tires-.html

    “At least three motorists got flat tires after a “spike strip” designed to stop car chases accidentally fell out of a Newport Beach Police Department vehicle.”

  16. #16 |  Yizmo Gizmo | 

    I wish that cop woulda tried that shit on me.

  17. #17 |  David | 

    And the owner does have a point when A) he has a letter saying he owed nothing more and B) how in the hell does $.04 become $300?

    The same way it would for a bank, fees and penalties. Except that, unlike a bank, there’s no chance of making a reasonable case why you shouldn’t have to pay to a supervisor.

  18. #18 |  wunder | 

    Yeah, I know that logically $.04 can become $300, but that doesn’t make it any less absurd, especially when the guy has a letter saying he owed nothing. And even a $300 bill doesn’t justify a personal visit from IRS agents. Can’t they call first and ask for paperwork.

    Also, unpaid taxes collect interest and penalties at a much lower rate than unfiled taxes. It’s probably a good thing this guy at least filed and paid all but $.04.

  19. #19 |  Stephen | 

    Wow, I live in Carrollton. So now I have a personal interest in TWO stories that have made it on Radley’s blog. This one and the one about officer Powell messing with the football player (the officers father was my boss at the time and he lived in Carrollton)

    I guess it is time to move because my taxes are about to go up even more.

  20. #20 |  SJE | 

    I hope that the Carrollton cops also get obstruction and false statement charges, as well as malicious prosecution. Perhaps it is time for private actions on criminal charges, like they used to have in England back in the day.

  21. #21 |  El Scorcho | 

    I want the CSI trial to make it into the script of one of the CSI tv programs I refuse to watch. I want one of those smug bastards to get busted for playing CSI/cop/PI/judge/jury/executioner and training all of America that that is to be expected and ok.

  22. #22 |  JS | 

    El Scorcho, you’re right. This is the result of years of that kind of propaganda/entertainment.

  23. #23 |  PeeDub | 

    El Scorcho, I keep telling my wife that I’m waiting for that plotline on any of those shows, particularly Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. That one has more sanctimoniosity (??) than even Sam Waterston by himself.

  24. #24 |  PeeDub | 

    Sanctimony. Der. But making up words is still hobbifying.

  25. #25 |  j a higginbotham | 

    “Trying to get Dave to go home without putting it through overtime was difficult.”
    I’m not sure that always putting in for overtime is necessarily complimentary.

    It would have been nice to see the Carrollton police report.

  26. #26 |  HD | 

    El Scorcho and PeeDub, L&O (original flavor) did the “Myth of Fingerprints” in 2001, episode 12.07, about a fingerprint analyst. Close enough to CSI for you?

    It has Lenny, though not the supreme lineup of Lenny and Mike Logan.

  27. #27 |  PeeDub | 

    Yeah, I remember one or two episodes *max* in L&O Classic, but a huuuuge minority.

  28. #28 |  Frank | 

    The IRS discovered that they were being quickly overshadowed by TSA as the “most hated government agency” and decided they needed something spectacular to get back on top.

  29. #29 |  Anthony Knox | 

    The priorities around here have gone to hell.

    Where’s the American Idol blogging?

  30. #30 |  Big Chief | 

    See Carrollton PD, you should have spent the time to learn how to use the erase feature on that camera. I know it’s tough reading the manual, but a little slip up like this could get you banned from next Texas Thin Blue Line Cotillion. No self respecting cops are going to hang out with guys who can’t even pull off something as simple as erasing evidence!

  31. #31 |  Judi | 

    Pssst! Anthony, Radley is slippin’ a bit in his old age, so cut him some slack. Besides his hearing aid has been on the blink lately and he may not have been able to hear AI. LOL

  32. #32 |  Edmund Dantes | 

    Here’s a good one.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/2010/03/18/2010-03-18_cops_have_visited_elderly_bklyn_couples_home_at_least_50_times_looking_for_crimi.html

    The couple is even aware of and scared of what might happen if a no knock warrant is issued. Afraid it will give them a heart attack.

  33. #33 |  Frank | 

    @32 Technically, a bullet through the pericardium is a heart attack.

  34. #34 |  Frank | 

    Dallas cops can’t read.

    http://www.myfoxdfw.com/dpp/news/education/031210-wrong-teen-picked-up-at-school-for-truancy

    This crack ho with a badge needs some quality time in a jail cell servicing a bull dyke. Where I come from this is called kidnapping, false imprisonment, and assault. And what makes this completely inexcusable is that the differences in the name, birth date, and sex between the warrant and the student were pointed out to the cop. She just didn’t give a shit.

  35. #35 |  Stephen | 

    Dallas cops scare me. I live right next to Dallas and try like hell to avoid their jurisdiction. Problem is that Carrollton is getting just as bad.

    Time to move farther out I guess.

  36. #36 |  JS | 

    Stephen

    “Dallas cops scare me. I live right next to Dallas and try like hell to avoid their jurisdiction. Problem is that Carrollton is getting just as bad.

    Time to move farther out I guess.”

    There is no more further out anymore. The only way to escape those kind of cops nowdays is to move out of the country.

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