Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Under an oppressive government
Medford police Lt. Bob Hansen made the above statment (in red). So YES, they DID come after the guy JUST because he owned firearms. The man committed no crime. This man is gulity of losing his job, purchasing firearms, and being pissed off. Take him in for observation (72 hrs. in IN) but keep your hands off his firearms!!
Last edited by pig957; 03-10-2010 at 15:44.. Reason: clarity
Join Date: Aug 2009
lost job (legal) bought firearms (legal) pissed off (legal). jbt under direct control of liberal government doing what thier masters ordered (illegal). sounds like business as usual at the precint. nothing to see here folks move along.
Join Date: May 2009
Well, this story is getting a little national play it seems. It was picked by Radley Balko. From his blog...
Oregon Officials Consult Precogs, Arrest Man for Bloody Shooting Spree That Killed Four Next Week | The Agitator
Now perhaps a recent layoff, the legal purchase of three guns, and concerns from former co-workers are indeed red flags that someone’s planning a rampage. And maybe this arrest really did save lives. But there’s a phrase we use (police state) to describe the sort of society where the police can come into your home, arrest you, commit you to a mental facility, and confiscate your legally-obtained property on no more than a hunch that you might commit some crime in the near future.
I can't say his assessment of the situation is too far off. Pre-crime - and just how much is acceptable, if any. The reason will always be given "it can save lives." Is that good enough? Is "dissaperaing" someone to a mental institution acceptable when no charges are filed?
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Noblesville Area
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: central southern IN
He should keep his mouth shut, get a good lawyer and after he is released, demand a public apology from the police dept.
livin' in the stick's...
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Greene County
sounds like that movie where you just think about doin' something bad....then bam!! there's the cops.....what was that movie
"I got a shotgun,rifle and 4 wheel drive and county boy can survive!!!"
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