Morning Links, All-Criminal Justice Edition

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

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  1. #1 |  Kukulkan | 

    #47 Omar:

    Given my opinion of Alan, my statement that he is enjoying the attention was the nicest thing I could have said. I learned of the incident not through the news or by gossip. I learned of the incident because Alan sent an email (before any news outlet picked up the story) to numerous residents describing the incident. So, I’m pretty sure that Alan is enjoying the attention since I know he publicized the incident. And, the whole point of my comment was summarized in the final sentence – temper your opinions about the incident because you are only getting one side of the story. This is not “shit,” it’s relevant and plain common sense. Please note that I never said that the ticket was justified. I don’t know. Neither do you, because you’ve heard only one side of the story.

  2. #2 |  omar | 

    #51 | Kukulkan

    You are correct, the last sentence was not shit. The rest of your post was a rant about your community size, lemonade stands, polite police, and how happy you would be to read the actual transcript. That sprinkled with giddy excitement that the state’s boot has crushed someone’s neck who you think may enjoy it a little too much.

    That’s what I called shit. Maybe I should have called it “non-relevant space filling shit”. Unless you identify yourself and your relationship with the person in question, it’s hard to take your shitty word over his.

  3. #3 |  Boyd Durkin | 

    At #46 Kukulkan: you have a tough name to type. WTF?

  4. #4 |  ALowe | 

    Reading through the arrest report from the DUI link, it appears that the cop doesn’t even know left from right.

  5. #5 |  Whim | 

    Regarding the heavy police raid on the Edinburgh TX strip club, does a person have a right to receive a receipt from the police when their property is confiscated? The article said that $1,500 cash, computers, wallets, etc. were taken by the police, and no receipts were provided.

    What is proper police procedure when items are confiscated but no arrests ensue?

  6. #6 |  zendingo | 

    @55 whim
    whatever the cops want it to be…..

  7. #7 |  Just Plain Brian | 

    The article said that $1,500 cash, computers, wallets, etc. were taken by the police, and no receipts were provided.

    No need to worry about that. I’m confident their internal investigation will find that all procedures were followed.

  8. #8 |  Stick | 

    @48 2nd of 3 – ‘…database checks …quickly revealed …criminal or terror investigations …This could have been done as the police were preparing to get on the plane. ‘.
    It could have been done long before the plane had landed. But then the pigs wouldn’t have been able to turn their sirens on and rush to the airport, put on their fetish suits, point guns at people and harass innocents.

  9. #9 |  derfel cadarn | 

    Where are the Keystone cops when you need them anybody would be better then the bozo leos depicted in this post. Complete incompetence at all levels,Americans deserve better.

  10. #10 |  Kukulkan | 

    #53: Kukulkan is the feathered serpent god of the Maya. I don’t have the proper petroglyph typeset to spell it in the original.

  11. #11 |  Stormy Dragon | 

    Ticketing the traffic director may have actually been the right thing to do. If you let him get the idea he can act like a cop without consequence, he could start busting into people’s homes and shooting their pets.

  12. #12 |  Donald | 

    Don’t know enough facts to take sides on the guy directing traffic, but we get broken traffic lights around here occasionally. Just treat it as a 4 way stop. Why do we needs some jackass to take it upon himself to direct traffic? Why would I respect and obey some dingle-berry in an orange shirt when the only reason I obey the guys in the blue shirts is because they can throw me in jail?

  13. #13 |  random_guy | 

    completely unrelated:

    A mild case of dyslexia causes me to read Kukulkan as something close to Ku Ku Klan. Making this a very confusing thread for this southern boy.

  14. #14 |  Frank Hummel | 

    Love this part of the airplane incident article:

    “Mine asked me if I was wearing any explosives. “No,” I said,”

    Uh, buddy, if she had been wearing explosives you would be directing traffic around a huge crash site 5 miles from the end of the runway instead of prancing around in cammies and looking important.

    Fucking idiot…. I mean how stupid are these guys? Are these the people who are supposed to actually do the job gov was meant to do: “protect me from others who wanna kill me or steal my shit”?

  15. #15 |  Boyd Durkin | 

    “Mine asked me if I was wearing any explosives. “No,” I said,”

    Brilliant. If you say “no” and you actually HAVE explosives, well they are going to charge you with lying to the police. Well played.

  16. #16 |  bbartlog | 

    Radley@#12: I was responding to Mario, who seemed to feel like a segue to immigration policy was in order. As for your hypothetical Irish cop scenario: if the overall vintage of Irish immigration were the same as for current Mexican immigration (i.e., nearly half of them foreign-born), and someone decided to mention Irish immigration in the context you describe, I might make a similar comment. But you’d need to set your time machine to 1858 or something.