Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Warning: The ATF keeps those records

Here's proof that the ATF keeps your name, and address on file after you purchase a firearm, exactly the way we were told would be illegal for them to do:

(Officer) Meloni said detectives worked with the United States Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms to trace the ownership back to Smith. Meloni would not provide an address for Smith but said he is a resident of Timber Trail.

The poor guy dropped his gun in Illinois... he's royally screwed.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Mount Prospect tries to ban Assault bow and arrow

You heard it right folks, Mount Prospect is trying to ban bows and arrows!  While this proposal would effectively ban traditional bows alike there is particular focus on the deadly "assault bow and arrow", or compound bow:

Village code currently does not prohibit the use of compound bows on private property, unless the arrow is propelled onto or across public property. Nor does the section of the village code prohibiting the discharge of firearms and air guns address compound bows or other dangerous weapons.
The proposed change would amend the ordinance to ban the use of “dangerous weapons,” including crossbows, and restrict their possession in the village.

Read more: http://dailyherald.com/article/20101216/news/712179890/#ixzz18gBqmoN4

The Deadly "Assault Bow and Arrow" as illustrated by John Rambo.
The part that kills me, is the "restrict their possession" portion.   I just want to point this out to any of my readers: They won't stop at taking your guns, they won't stop at the bows, they won't stop at the knives... they simply won't stop disarming you until you are limbless, defenseless wardens of the state.

Red Light Cameras are about revenue

Red light cameras:  Here in Illinois we were told they were about our safety.  Now it appears from a number of news sources that red light cameras are not about safety.  In July, Schaumburg was considering getting rid of its red light camera becacuse:

"The result is very few crashes at any of our major intersections have been the result of traffic signal violations,"

 Schaumburg got rid of their one red light camera shortly after that article, however Algonquin IL, the city police publish on their website:

Algonquin began red light camera enforcement program in October 2008. The program is seen by Village officials as an important step to improve the safety and flow of local traffic.

Which is a different story than Schaumburg who claimed there is no safety advantage, however the primary worth of continuing the red light program was based on revenue.

Village Manager William Ganek said the $30,000 in lost revenue is manageable -- and well worth continuing the program.  

Elk Grove Village seems to have good Public Relations about the cameras though, they publish some impressive numbers about safety, not about revenue:

In Elk Grove Village, officials say the cameras have worked so well that they will deactivate them at Devon Avenue and Busse Road to see if they have changed driving habits. Recorded red-light violations in the village dropped to 9,500 for the first half of 2010, compared with 13,500 for the same period last year. Crashes at the monitored intersections are also down significantly -- nearly 70 percent at one intersection, Mayor Craig Johnson said.

While Libertyville, IL is concerned mainly with revenue, and what they're allowed to ticket for:

In Libertyville, net revenues from photo-enforced red-light violations were projected at $462,000 this fiscal year , but after six months only $32,000 had been taken in. Police say there are two principal reasons for the decline: More drivers are obeying the traffic signals, and the village does not issue tickets for right turns on red.
 A statewide attempt to ban the cameras came from my own Dan Dufffy in the form of SB2466 which would have effectively made the cameras illegal for use by modifying the vehicle code.

Check out this website for information about how your state handles Traffic Cameras:   Personal Side Note - Minnesota doesn't use them!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Vegans: the most extreme hate group?

I was lucky enough work in a place where vegans roam free, literally hundreds of them a week.  Some even set up little booths handing out literature explaining the horrific condition that our bacon lives in before it becomes bacon.   I decided that instead of what I did last time, which was ask about their programs while eating hot dogs... that this time I would do something more productive.   I put together a quick 2 question survey for this week and asked 100 people who associated themselves as "vegan" these two questions:

"Is it wrong to eat an animal for food?"  Yes, no, maybe

"Is it morally right to kill a human that wants to eat an animal?"  Yes, no, Maybe

Here are the results:

These kinds of results are disturbing to me.  This is a group that at least in my local demographic mostly female aged 18-24 feels it is morally right to kill people in defense of the food that person is going to eat.   It's wrong on so many levels.   Each admitted they would never kill a person themselves, they just support the "culling of the human herd".

Friday, December 17, 2010

Give an inch, they'll take a million dollars.

Illinois State police have issued over 7,800 tickets so far this year due to the restrictions placed on mobile phone usage.    at an average of $87 a ticket, that is fast approaching almost a million dollars.   So far, there is no evidence of any long term studies on roadway safety as a result of this enforcement, so just like everything else they do, it's not about your safety, it's about your money.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Politician's son, no indictment

Illinois is the land of attempting to convict someone, regardless of the severety of the alleged crime.   This is why I'm almost surprised there was no indictment for the Will County Board Chairman's son in allegations of battery. 

"I'm very upset about it," said Eric Lauer of Mokena, whose son allegedly was sliced and stabbed by Matthew Moustis, the son of Will County Board Chairman Jim Moustis.
The incident happened July 15 in Frankfort Square in the south suburbs during a dispute over a girl. The Will County States Attorney's office charged Moustis with aggravated battery.

Well, maybe if you did your civic duty, you could be treated with special immunities as well... which is entirely against the concepts of liberty!   It's not what you know... it's who you know... or who you're related to...  ready to take action yet peasants?

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Warsaw Uprising

What does it take to be free?  Sometimes you have to fight insurmountable odds, against an enemy that is too powerful to defeat.   A European metal band made a great video about the Warsaw uprising of 1944, I encourage everyone to watch it!   The band is called Sabaton, and they herald many of Poland's fights, even the ones they lost.   Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Illinois manages to turn every person into a criminal

Just in:
"There's lots of people who believe if they buy something online they have no tax obligation, and that's not true," said Mike Klemens, spokesman for the Illinois Department of Revenue. "If you buy something online and the retailer does not collect Illinois tax, then your obligation is to self-report that tax and pay it over to the Department of Revenue."
Looks like Illinois is going to turn internet shoppers into "tax evaders".   While that article paints a non-ominous light on the subject, the term "amnesty" implies after said "amnesty" ends, there will be war.    This will likely be a doorbuster program brought to you by your overbearing Regular State Militiamen.  

Anyone else think now looks like a good time to abandon the state?

Monday, December 13, 2010

Tax Foundation: good site!

Ever wonder how your county compares to the others in terms of property taxes?   The Website you are looking for is: www.taxfoundation.org and there are many useful reports, and downloadable documents for you to use.   So when planning my move to Minnesota, I used this website to see what kind of improvement I could expect.   I first did real math on my house to find my home was taxed at 3.10% of its value, and my property taxes are 9.4% of my income.   The Tax foundation averaged out America, and found on average property taxes are 1.04% of the home value, and 3.0% of people's income.   What could possibly justify 300% over the national average?   NOTHING!   This county ranks 24th out of all the counties in America for taxes against house value, and 16th for property tax average.  The only 2 states consistently higher... are New York, and New Jersey.  The new county I am moving to ranks over 700th in the nations property taxes. 

People are frustrated

Apparently in Chicago, there is a good chance that if you call the police, they won't come at all.  So in order to get a response, some citizens.  This report shows:

More than 1,200 times last year, residents of the South Chicago and Gresham police districts called 911, and there was no car available to respond.
So a Chicago man thought really long, and really hard using his high quality Chicago schooling then deducted it was a good idea to get police to get the police to respond to a situation in his neighborhood by telling the 911 dispatcher there was an officer down there.   Well of course they responded to that!  Now that man will have to buy a lawyer for the appropriate misdemeanor of "making a false report" and also for the bullshit catch-all of "Disorderly Conduct" but this seems to be treating the symptom with a financial attack.  The illness is frustration.   People are frustrated that when they call for help, no one comes.  The Tribune Staff writer never mentioned how trivial the caller's call was... however, the sun times did, it was because his dog, kept barking at the sewer.  These are the types of people that want police protection.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Ex Cop pleads guilty

The Northwest Herald reports: Brian Quilici, 38, a former police officer in the McHenry county community of Richmond, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of attempted official misconduct and attempted assault Friday in relation to a February 2005 beating of a handcuffed man outside a Fox Lake bar. An earlier felony conviction had been overturned by the appellate court.

How does one get a misdemeanor for "attempted" assault?   Sounds like someone just got off on that unwritten reduced accountability rule for police.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Corrupt cop testifies to save his butt

Corruption happens when you have absolute power.   Jams Formato of Berwyn, IL must know that more than anyone now.  

James Formato said he joined the Berwyn Police Department in 1994 because it was a good job and he wanted to help people in his hometown. But not even a decade later, he was up to no good at all.
Testifying for the prosecution in the racketeering trial of alleged mob boss Michael "The Large Guy" Sarno, the 43-year old Formato said he frequently worked a bizarre double-shift as a cop and criminal from 2002 to 2004.

The scariest thing about this entire ordeal is:

In 2002, Formato was a candidate for the department's officer of the year award

Even the seemingly good cops in Illinois, can be so bad:

Houses that Formato visited on police calls during the day, he would burglarize by night. After morning roll call, he would sometimes be sent to the scenes of crimes the gang had pulled off. The home of one drug dealer was such a lucrative target that the crew robbed it repeatedly, once while posing as police officers. They nicknamed their victim "the ATM.

Sickens me... deeply.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Identity theives source

In possibly one of the worst suburbs in the history of mankind, Round Lake, Illinois, Charles DiPrima, an executive at the Illinois Secretary of State, driver's license division was charged with allegations that he sold identity information for gift certificates and event tickets

An executive of the Illinois Secretary of State's driver's license division surrendered to authorities Wednesdayafter allegations he gave information to identity thieves in exchange for gift cards and sports tickets.
Charles DiPrima, of Round Lake, was charged at the Lake County courthouse in Waukegan with three counts of conspiracy to commit identity theft, and he could face up to three years in prison if convicted, according to David Druker, spokesman for Secretary of State Jesse White's office.

The people you pay to be responsible with your information, are not only irresponsible, they are actively criminal.   

Officer Kevorkian?

Oak Lawn IL police responded last night to a call about a suicidal man... by shooting him.

He attempted to stab the officers when one of them tried to Taser him, police said. The second officer fired his weapon in defense, police said, striking the man who then fell to the floor.  
The police should only be used to file reports, attempting to use them as psychiatrists will almost always end up with the person you're trying to save getting injured.

Police steals the money, City keeps it

In a bizarre case, an Aurora Illinois police officer confiscated a "sack of cash" containing $190,000 during a traffic stop that didn't even result in a citation.   Aurora refuses to give the money back.  

"Their lawyers basically said the city was going to file for forfeiture," Kinnally said. "The judge asked on what basis. The lawyer said, 'We don't know,' and the judge said: 'This is America. Give it back.'"

The judge ordered the city to return the $190,040, along with a month's interest and costs. But Kinnally said that when he brought the order to Aurora, the city refused to turn over the cash, saying it planned to appeal the judge's order.

So, the police officer seized the money, and Aurora refuses to give it back even after a court order.  

In Illinois, your money is property of the collective, and no due process can get it back for you, because our cities are in charge of their own enforcement agencies, so who's going to MAKE Aurora city give that cash back?  That's right... no one.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Roving Electroshock DEATH squads

I just posted an article today about roving electroshock squads, and now I come across another lawsuit case, being filed for wrongful death, based on a Waukegan, Lake County IL roving Electroshock DEATH squad.

Police used a Taser to subdue Jose Martinez, 53, of the 800 block of Grand Avenue in Waukegan, while responding to a disturbance at Dave's Liquors, 2300 Grand Ave., at around 8 p.m. on May 29, police said.

Martinez went into cardiac arrest and was rushed to the Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan, where he was pronounced dead at about 1:20 a.m. May 30, Lake County Coroner Richard Keller said.

"They tried resuscitating and they were unsuccessful," Keller said on Friday. He also said an autopsy showed that Martinez died of "existing heart disease" and that the Tasering is listed as a "contributing cause" in the death.
 Welcome to the new world where police can painfully shock you to death, are almost always held unaccountable, and you are forbidden by law to fight back.   Just set your rights down on the doorstep when you come in.

clearing up the "confusing" 2nd Amendment

Today after seeing a link on David Codrea's "War on Guns" I decided to respond to a clearly anti-gun person's article.   I believe it's important to respond politely and with respect, so I latched on to the cause of the person's confusion, their inability to decipher the 2nd Amendment.   Here's what I wrote:

"Hi Emily,
I was hoping to be able to clear up the writing on the 2nd Amendment, so you can understand it most clearly.

"A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State..."

When the 2nd amendment was written, America had just won a war against a tyrannical state militia.   While the crafters of the constitution knew state militias were necessary, they also knew they were dangerous to liberty and freedom, so the word "people" stands in contrast with the word "militia". 

"...the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."

Had the crafters intended only state militia to have arms, they would have specified militia instead of people.   But becase this amendment was intended to prevent being controlled by tyrannical state militia, the people must preserve the ability to fight any organized, or regular militia that oversteps its bounds, making it a fundamental right for defending freedom and liberty.

The language used was an older, efficient and elegant form of english, not commonly used today, and requires considerable time to understand because we're not used to it.   Each amendment, was short, as opposed to our 2000 page laws of today.   I hope this helps you understand the language, and I also hope you give it a chance and open your mind to many possibilities of the implications of that clarification."

Let me know if you think I responded inaccurately, or rudely.

Roving electroshock squads

A new lawsuit filed in Lake County IL alleges that Mundelein, IL police used uneccessary force on a random breathalyzer stop this January at 2:30am:

Steven Kotlinski says he was sitting compliantly during a traffic stop early on New Year's Day when two Mundelein police officers pulled him from the car and shocked him five times with their Tasers.
Kotlinski, 54, said the officers inflicted "intense, paralyzing pain," and his lawyer filed a federal lawsuit against the police Tuesday, claiming they used excessive force without provocation. (Watch police video HERE.)

In order to protect themselves, the officers obviously had to arrest Steven Kotlinski for Battery, and Resisting Arrest, pretty much whatever they could make up on the scene.   Watch the video on the link and decide if you think Steven had a chance to "batter" an officer while being forcibly thrown face down in the snow and tased 5 times.    Also ask yourself if being paralyzed from taser pain constitutes resisting arrest.   Was he slightly belligerent?   Yes, a bit... is belligerence a crime?   If it were, every officer in that video would be guilty as well as the people being pulled over.

Jean, his wife failed the Field Sobriety Test, and the police were going to haul her downtown, leaving a car with 4 drunk people to attempt to get home.   We all know the Field Sobriety Test is designed so that a high percentage of people will fail it.

after tests proved Jean Kotlinski had a blood alcohol level of 0.00 percent, she was not charged, the suit alleges.
Then they gave her a "warning" for a city sticker violation... these truly are kind overlords.  

After Assaulting and Battering a man with a pain inducing electrical device, the police officers remember this uttered from the pained and beaten Steven Kotlinski's mouth:

An officer testified in court that Kotlinski pelted police with obscenities after the Tasering and said, according to court records, "'I hope I die. That way my wife and kids will become rich.'"

Remember, they were pulled over on a suspected drunk driving incident, and the driver had NOT had anything to drink.   This means the signs they use to point out drunk drivers are incorrect, and the methods they use in the field deal with testing drunk drivers are inaccurate.   The police action is literally a war on the citizens for exercising their right to peaceably assemble, and is thus defined as Treason.   We will not be free until the power is restored to the citizens.  

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Cook county really does deck the halls

Cook County IL, lovingly referred to as "crook county" by many of its inhabitants is the subject of another random battery by a police officer.  

 Joseph Ranzino, 49, of northwest suburban Marengo, allegedly walked up to a 43-year-old woman sitting on a barstool and “decked her,” police News Affairs Officer Robert Perez said.

We've seen before that Cook County LEs are not afraid at all to beat on women.  After the trial, Anthony Abbate was found guilty, and was sentenced to supervision with no jail time.  However a few months after the trial Anthony Abbate was eventually fired, then begged for his old job back, without ever saying he was sorry to his victim.

Right now, criminal charges have been filed against officer Ranzino, which means he keeps his job, but is assigned to "administrative duty".  

I've worked in a large public institution for a very long time, and this is what kills me, if I "decked" someone in the hallway, I would most likely be fired immediately... whatever action decided, unpaid suspension pending trial etc...  I would not still be getting paid.   Why do police officers in this area that do violent things to people, act completely irresponsibly, still get the support of their co-workers... and more disturbingly, still get paid!?  Normally they get off their trial with a slap on the wrist if anything.

Monday, December 6, 2010

The solution to immigration

People are pretty uptight about "illegal immigration" these days, and I agree with them, there's a lot to be mad about. However, there is nothing to be mad at the immigrants for. These are people, human beings who just want a better life. The real issues we are facing as a country is that we've gotten so used to not paying for things ourselves, that now we depend on a large, inefficient, expensive systems to accomplish our basic tasks, and this is not caused by the immigrants.

• Education. Based on estimates of the illegal immigrant population in Illinois and documented costs of K-12 schooling, Illinoisans spend more than $3.1 billion annually on education for the children of illegal immigrants. This estimate does not include programs for limited English students, remedial educational programs or breakfast and lunch programs available to students from low-income families. An estimated 10 percent of the K-12 public school students in Illinois are children of illegal aliens.

My property taxes are $5,700 per year. $4,600 goes to our public schools. If every neighborhood decided paying a teacher $40,000 a year was acceptable, and loaned out space for 10 students in a house, the cost to each family with a student would be only $4,000. This is a $600 savings, which will even out after books are purchased for the year, and the best part is that people without kids, aren't paying for schools!  The result of education entitlement, is that everyone is monetarily oppressed, for their entire lives so long as they own property.

The second part, is medical.   According to the same Illinois Cost Study referred to previously:

• Health care. Taxpayer-funded, unreimbursed medical outlays for health care provided to the state’s illegal alien population amount to an estimated $340 million a year.

Once again, that $340 million number is a byproduct of a large, inefficient entitlement program set up by our state.   Most of these people just need to see a doctor for minor issues.   Bills that should be between $30-$50 dollars for a 30 minute chat with a doctor that the patient should easily be able to pay, now get billed upward of $400 per visit and require state assistance, or these people will never see the doctor.

This is the one that really angers me, because people tend to blame "illegal immigrants" for lots of crime, when it's really the state that perpetuates the cycle.   The state accomplishes this two-fold.   First, the state makes it a crime for anyone except a police officer to shoot thieves.  Second, they restrict the right to carry so that only criminals and police are carrying weapons, which leaves the citizen defenseless.  If a criminal thinks you can effectively fight back, they will leave you alone.    Thirdly, the state of Illinois prosecutes 450% more "victimless" crimes than does the nation on average.   Illinois prosecutes almost double the closest statistical neighbor.  Which brings me to the third point on the illinois Cost Study:

• Incarceration. The uncompensated cost of incarcerating deportable illegal aliens in Illinois state and local prisons amounts to about $55 million a year. This estimate includes only prison costs and not short-term or other detention costs, related law enforcement and judicial expenditures, or the monetary costs of the crimes that led to incarceration.
 The solution to that problem is easy, stop enforcing crimes with no victims!   That means Illinois needs to reduce the police force, and stop conducting "Roadside Safety Checkpoints" and make victimless crimes unenforcable.   Only then will I tolerate complaining about the $55 million a year it costs to deport, and detain immigrants.  

It is not their fault, we live in a time of unsustainable systems, and we need to take them down, one by one, and replace them with efficient, affordable grassroots initiatives.  Businesses should be allowed to not hire a person who does not speak English.   If we fixed the systems, and reduced regulations, America would still be appealing to many immigrants, and they would still come here, but there would be no handouts.   I believe it's the handouts that make people angry, not the humans who will one day blend into our society. 

Sunday, December 5, 2010

A TV series you should know

If you have never seen it, watch Jericho.   The complete Series is available on DVD for under $30 online, and it is well worth the watch!  

My as non-spoiler summary as I can get:

A terrible terrorist attack involving nuclear weapons strikes America.   The fictional town of Jericho Kansas witnesses the blasts in the distance, and must slowly get through terrible challenges ahead of them.   The series finale wraps things up, but sets the stage for yet another series or movie.    The entire series was so well done, that I was surprised it was on TV with Tripe like "so you think you can dance" filling up some top ratings spots.   Every freedom loving, government fearing individual should really take a look at this one.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Tortured Father sues Lake County Police

There are many people in the world that believe the police are out to protect you, and solve crimes.   The truth is, they are part of a large machine designed to generate money through convictions.   Take the case of Jerry Hobbs.   He was arrested in 2005 when he called the police because he had found his 9 year old daughter and her friend murdered near his house in Zion.  The police focused on Mr. Hobbs as their sole suspect, then according to the lawsuit:

"he was physically and psychologically tortured into confessing to a killing he didn't commit. ... Officers punched Hobbs and pushed him to the ground in the hours leading up to his confession"
 We're talking about a man who had very recently found out his daughter was dead.   He was emotionally destroyed, and the Lake County Sheriff's department took full advantage of Hobb's grief.    My personal run-ins with the Lake County Sheriff's police have left me feeling they are abusive of their power to a high degree.   The system in Lake County is fundamentally broken, it can't be fixed, it must be uprooted and replaced.   I am moving to escape this kind of horrible dead end, but eventually if people wish to be free they will have to make a stand against the judges, prosecutors and police of Lake County Illinois, and I can guarantee it will not be pretty.   Hobbs has this to say about the Lake County system:

"I'm upset with the way the system runs in Lake County"

Shortly after they had this dangerous Hobbs character behind bars at the Lake County Jail, possibly one of the most inhumane places for anyone to be imprisoned, some DNA evidence returned that matched someone else, not Jerry Hobbs:

prosecutors knew about the DNA evidence as early as 2006

Because the prosecutor in Lake County is Michael Waller, the plans to continue the trial were set in stone, I imagine he would have found a way to disallow DNA evidence for use by the defense.

Critics say Michael Waller and his staff have ignored or played down genetic material when it points away from suspects in their cross hairs

Now Jerry Hobbs is released, and living in Texas.   His lawsuit is reported to be for "A lot of money"

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Mini NRA Rant

Why do I have no confidence in the NRA?  Because grossly unconstitutional gun laws in Illinois, California, New York, Massachusetts, and New Jersey.  These laws have been around for 20+ years in some cases.  The gun control act of 1968 is grossly unconstitutional and that has been around for 42 years!  The teeth of any unconstitutional law are the police who are instructed to enforce them.   The NRA this year pushed for the passing of the "Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act Improvements Act".  What this does is further separate the protection rights for anyone in law enforcement.   We already know LEOs are the ONLY citizens of America that the constitution actually works for.   So now it has been expanded to protect retire LEOs, and off duty idiots that shoot themselves in the leg at Best Buy.   My point is, I don't see the NRA pushing towards passing any type of "Citizens Safety Act" or even an improvement thereof.  According to Nevada, the police have a license to kill and cover-up, and according to New Jersey the police can carry weapons, but if yours are locked up, unloaded, and in a bag in your trunk it'll cost you Seven years of your life because you needed to ask the ONLY citizens for permission to have handguns that you purchased while living in another state.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Police State Death Squads

It doesn't really matter where oppression happens, when it is this wrong there are some things that need to be said.

According to an article from the spokesman:

“You don’t have the right of self-defense under that case even if the police officer is completely illegal and using way excessive force,” (John) Strait said.

It is the opinion of me, and many other people, that this is what is fundamentally wrong with the system.   You can't defend against aggressors based solely on their job title.   This creates a different class of citizens, truly, it creates the Police and other LEOs as the only citizens, leaving citizens members of some sub-human race who are unallowed to think or act for themselves for if an order from a true citizen is barked at them, they must comply.

“Even if you are unlawfully being arrested, you don’t have the right to use force against a cop,”
 Ironically, during the days of the founding fathers, if you were being unlawfully arrested you not only had the right to resist, you had the duty to resist.  

I think it's time we brought everything back to the place where all men and women in this country are equals.

Friday, November 26, 2010

In some type of SICK twist

Apparently there are now at least 2 young girls that seem a little distraught they didn't get sexually molested at the airport this weekend according to TSA blog.  

I would highly recommend the parents of these children get them to a psychotherapist who specializes in sex addictions.  I'd also recommend if these kids ever do go through the backscatter imaging machine that you bring up child pornography charges against the TSA.  

...BUT since you let your kids hold up this sign and get a picture taken for the TSA blog, I assume you're either working with the TSA, or you're just complete idiots.

Moving to MN Data Analysis

To make your own freedom rankings based on what's important to you, go to http://freedom.robocourt.com/ and adjust the sliders to what's important to you to find out where you might live comfortably.   Here's the display of mine:
Showing some basic math, we will find that Minnesota, while right in the middle of the pack, is showing numbers approximately only 14% from the leading state of Alaska, while it's showing an unprecedented 1,200% better than Illinois.   Notice this chart states Illinois is the worst place for me to be.   Anything -0.100 or lower I would assume to be a state I should not move to.   There are some things that just aren't important to me, which I left at 0 rating.   Whether there are or aren't campaign finance regulations?  That doesn't concern me.   What percentage of the population is prosecuted for victimless crimes is EXTREMELY important to me.   Gun control laws, those are important to me, less is better.   How the state spends its money?  If that were important to me, I would run for state representative.   Gay marriage?  While I think it's wrong to discriminate a legal binding in that way, it really doesn't affect me at all, so I have a 0 weight on that subsection of marriage laws. 

In short, I am expecting a double improvement here, I am moving from arguable the worst place in Illinois to live, to one of the best places in Minnesota, and this chart leads me to believe I will have at least a 1,200% improvement in my experience, which will make me extraordinarily happy.   If any readers are near MN, let me know, I plan to set up a pretty nice shooting range on the new property.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

I had the opportunity to watch a TV interview with a historical anthropologist to find out what the pilgrims really ate on Thanksgiving.   It turns out the original Thanksgiving feast was primarily venison. Most Europeans at that time still thought potatoes were poisonous, and so there were no potatoes at the first Thanksgiving.   There was no corn on the cob either, the native Americans had a substance closer to feed corn that was cooked into a slurry with other vegetables to soften them up, often known as traditional succotash.   There was no Celery either!   Turkey at the first thanksgiving was not the main course, it was a side, with swan, goose, lobsters, cod, bass, eels, pumpkins, purslane, gooseberries and chestnuts.   Peas would have normally been available, however there was a bad harvest that year.   There was no sugar, so cranberry sauce was not on the menu either, even though cranberries were available.   Butter and Flour ran out quickly in that time, so there was also no pie.  

So this year for thanksgiving I am thankful for the ancient discovery that potatoes are NOT poisonous.   I am also thankful for the abundance of food in America which means we have enough butter and flour for pie!   In 1621 the pilgrims had to hunt, catch, farm or forage anything they wanted to eat, then spend a lot of prep time, today we have such luxuries as a store that will sell you a cooked turkey which I am thankful for!   If I went to the right store, I could even buy venison for a more authentic meal, without throwing out anything I like.   I have great friends, and my girlfriend has a great family that treats me as their own, and we're moving to Minnesota in a month to escape being a slave in Illinois... it is a good year, and I have many thanks.   Thanks to you, my readers as well for making me feel not so alone.

Happy thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

More proof, cops are better than you

This comes first hand everyone.   I threw a going away party on October 30th at my house for me leaving this shit-hole known as Illinois.   Everyone invited to my house who parked on the street received a ticket for breaking a village ordinance that prevented parking on the street after 2am.   I certainly wasn't going to let friends hit the road drunk, so there wasn't really any other options.   A police officer, badge 453, by the name of Houghton or something similar wrote 6 tickets to my friends for violation of that ordinance.   He wrote a ticket to my friend Chris as well, claiming he was blocking the sidewalk, which he wasn't.   Chris testified in court today that he was not on the sidewalk.  Because cops are better than citizens, the testimony of Chris carried less weight than the officer's, and Chris was found guilty.   The judge found out the court costs for a $25 parking ticket were $89, and waived them.  

After the court was over, I asked the officer if he could please not enter my property again unless invited.   He told me,
"You can't do that"
I replied with, "I am the property owner, I certainly can."

He ran right back in the courthouse to tell on me... or something.   I'm sure I'll be "watched" for my remaining month of living in Hellinois.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

the NRA called... and lied to me.

The NRA is looking to raise its numbers of members.   They called me, then played a message for me from Wayne LaPierre where he claimed the NRA has done more to protect the 2nd Amendment rights of the citizens of the United States than any other organization.    As you may recall, it wasn't the NRA that successfully battled the Heller case, or McDonald case to the SCOTUS, it was the Second Amendment Foundation.   The only legislation I saw bragged about was the NRA pushing for expanded carry for off-duty and retired cops.   The police are the teeth of any unconstitutional law, and to expand their ability to carry while keeping the normal citizen unarmed (at least in Illinois) is reprehensible.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

16 year Police veteran can't keep hands to himself

That pretty much sums it up.  

Donnie Lewis, 57, was charged with one count of aggravated battery in a public way and aggravated battery to a private security officer, both considered felonies.

The security guard was on duty, and pulled a gun after being battered.   Fortunately the gods of cook county deemed that she did so in self defense, and she will not be charged.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

California Men with no backbone

Christopher T. Fox from San Jose California gave up on himself during Mayor Daley's slight of hand witch-hunt of the year, and I can't say I blame him.   Daley was caught back in May of this year offering to show a reporter how effective his gun ban has been by placing an M1 garand up the inquisitive reporter's butt, Daley also offered to pull the trigger.  I am unsure how Daley thought this was a good way to prove how effective his handgun ban has been.  Daley's quote was priceless:

"If I put this [rifle] up your butt, you'll find out how effective it is. Let me put a round up your, you know."

This man left voice messages for Daley, asking how he'd like it if someone did it that to him and then the LOOOONG arm of our criminal injustice system begins.   Daley claims this man threatened to shoot a public official with a firearm... Fox gets arrested in California, and shipped off to Chicago where he sits in jail for 6 months before giving up on himself, and pleading guilty, because that's the only way he's getting out of jail.  This system intimidates you, makes you feel like you're never getting out, then forces people into a plea bargain.   The news did so little as the tiniest blurb on the bargain.  Here's the entire article:

A California man charged with threatening Mayor Daley has pleaded guilty.

Christopher Fox was accused of leaving Daley a threatening voice mail back in May.
He pleaded guilty to threatening a public official and has been sentenced to 18 months probation along with jail time already served.

As opposed to the May coverage where Mr. Fox was pointing out the hypocrisy:

"So, Daley apologized, and he is off the hook, but I am still in jail," said Fox, this past Friday. "I have no bus tickets, no plane ticket; I wasn't planning on going anywhere. I'm not a threat."
My main point here, is the notion of being innocent until proven guilty is completely gone.   This man sat in a jail 2000 miles from home the entire time he was supposed to be presumed innocent.  He pled guilty, probably not because he actually threatened the mayor, the voicemails have not been released on that nor will they ever be released or more people will see the errors of the system, but because pleading guilty would allow him to go home.  

Our legal system works for corporations, government officials, and police.   To the average citizen, it is broken, because in a capitalist, regular militia (police) controlled world, the courts are supposed to protect the citizen... and they don't.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Fear, intimidation, abuse

7 Police officers are on "Desk Duty" after allegedly responding to someone who wasn't on their team who allegedly had a gun but didn't, then proceeded to beat that person in the street for making them come out there without a golden felony charge to give him.    Chicago Cops: Read this next part carefully, this is what the people you "protect" think about you!

Several people who say they witnessed the incident said they're too afraid to talk about it publicly over fear of police retaliation.  That's one of the main reasons, according to Weis, that the officers will remain on administrative duty until after the investigation is complete.

Chicago Officer faces perjury charges on false DUIs

This seems like good news, however this officer already faced charges for his false DUIs and somehow, magically the 5th amendment that no longer protects you or me, now protected this officer.   The only citizens of the United States in northern Illinois, are police officers.   

The case stems from a 2005 arrest Haleas performed while two prosecutors were riding along with him. He allegedly failed to administer a field sobriety test to the suspect, but the prosecutors later noted that he wrote reports reflecting that he had performed the test. Following an internal investigation, the police department suspended Haleas for one day in July 2007 and in April 2008 he was indicted on the criminal charges.
In August 2009, Circuit Judge James Obbish dismissed the indictment after finding that the state's use of the internal police statement violated Haleas' Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination and tainted the rest of the case against him.

Drunk Chicago cop mysteriously shoots another one

Shrouded in "mystery" two Chicago police officers get in an argument out at the bars, one gets shot in the head.   A lawsuit is now filed. 

The men left the bars and went to Kelly’s home, where the off-duty officer’s service weapon discharged while he was intoxicated, according to the suit.
The suit does not specify how the gun discharged, but does claim Kelly engaged in an unjustified argument and fight with LaPorta. It does not indicate when the argument and fight happened in relation to the gun discharging.

These are the people protecting you

50 year old Lake County Sheriff Deputy Leroy Pugesek was arrested after throwing his girlfriend down a flight of stairs.   Sheriff Mark Curran ordered an Internal Investigation, which means he's seeking the minimize the damage to his department.
Quote of the year on this one:
"I fear for my safety because he is a Lake County deputy, [carries] a gun, and feels he is superior when he is in his uniform," the girlfriend wrote. "I am afraid he will retaliate against me for seeking help to keep him from doing this to someone else." 

Sunday, October 17, 2010


Looks like there was a problem, police accused officer Brian Dorian of multi-state murder, only to find out their tactic of arresting the first guy in rural Indiana who matched the description of driving a "light colored truck" while having a gun didn't pay off so well.   The accused officer provided proof that he was online during the time of the first shooting, and several store receipts for the rest of the day.  So he was let out of jail after 4 days because the evidence didn't match, which is good, innocent men shouldn't be in jail, however if the system worked, you would be arrested after there was evidence, not a lot of connected circumstances.  

What happens to folks who aren't police officers?    Read and weep.  That's right, they kept this man in jail for 5 years because the DNA they found on his daughter and her friend didn't have a match, and it wasn't him.   They pushed a distraught father and weened what the neanderthals at the Lake County Sheriff's department in Illinois deemed as a confession.   They caught the real attacker, only after he had committed other attacks.  So the difference in how evidence works for or against you in Illinois based on whether you're an officer or not is staggering.  

Another difference, is when you die, there will be a tiny newspaper bit in the obituaries.   When one of our modern Centurions dies... they get a full page write-up, just for being meticulous.   The differences between the police ruling class and the citizens grows larger everyday.

Monday, October 11, 2010

The War on Drugs makes new Victims

If only building contractors could be this unprofessional.   Can you imagine the embarrassment of getting a written document stating he had a job to, which is build a new house, and he flubbed up your paperwork, and built it in the wrong place, then absolved himself from all legal damages?  No one would be angry about that, right?

Yeah, a lot of people would be angry, so why do we let Police forces get away with it?   Cook county police raided the wrong house on a tip from an "informant" that got them a warrant.   They caused thousands of dollars of damage to en elderly couple's house, found no drugs, and then read the warrant, oops, had the wrong house!

His mother, he said, called him after the raid at the request of the supervising sergeant on the scene. When he got there, he said he was told the officers had raided the wrong home.
"When I arrived the officer explained they had misinformation, but said his job was over, and he was leaving. They left a copy of the warrant, but he absolved himself of any responsibility for the raid or the damage," Andrew Jakymec said.
He estimated the damage to broken doors, locks and windows at up to $3,000.
 It was my understanding that the 5th amendment required that these people be indicted of a crime, BEFORE the police should be allowed to KNOCK on doors (not kick them in) and confiscate items, AND even if the item is illegal, the seizure must be compensated.

It is still my take that the Police run, legislatively backed War on Drugs is Treason by it's definition in Article 3:

Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them
 I don't do drugs, I simply hate seeing people's lives ruined by a system that bets against human nature, then blames the drugs for ruining their lives, but absolves the courts who take all that person's money, and then some extra that they don't have, and gives them a criminal record that prevents them from landing most jobs... yes, the drugs walked up and stole those people's money, and filed the paperwork necessary to convict him...   Our courts did all that, the drugs were just an excuse to get that person there.

Still only want the police to be armed?

That title is targeted to the gun-control crowd, who adamantly repeat that they fear for their safety as long as I don't fear for mine.   They still want armed protection, personal armed guards at their beck and call that are backed by a labyrinth of procedure, and liability blocking.    The latest is that one of these personal protectors took it upon himself to make a few people easier to protect... by killing them.

"The shootings started Tuesday morning when a gunman walked into a burned-out home being rehabbed near rural Beecher and opened fire, killing worker Rolando Alonso, 45, and seriously wounding Josh Garza, 19. A 19-year-old co-worker escaped into a cornfield and called 911, police said.

About 40 minutes later, Keith Dahl, 64, was checking the bean fields on his property near Lowell, Ind., when he spotted a pickup truck approaching on the dirt road from the opposite direction, said his brother Robert Dahl. The two pickups stopped alongside each other, and the other man asked Keith Dahl about the possibility of storing honeybees on his property, then wrote down a name and phone number on a slip of paper, Robert Dahl said.

As Keith Dahl went to put the note in his center console, the man opened fire. Dahl played dead while the man wrestled Dahl's wallet away, taking about $60, and then shot him again, Robert Dahl said.

"Keith said he was holding his breath and not trying to breathe," said Robert Dahl. As blood poured from his wounds, Dahl drove to the nearest paved road and called 911."

Read all about it here: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/southsouthwest/ct-met-will-county-shooting-spree-10020101008,0,1174670.story

Friday, October 8, 2010

Got Racism?

www.electionlink.com certainly does!

Mike over at SipseyStreetIrregulars posted an interesting article where forum posters were bashing groups such as the Oathkeepers, and Three percenters.   I'd like to share with you some of the comments of these highly intelligent internet users.

"The oath keepers are crazy! The military oath of enlistment is to Obama" -Che Guevera (communist)
Look at this peach:
"You're not 1770' revolutionary's preventing "socialism", you're racist terrorists subverting democracy! The 2nd Amendment states that you have the right to bear arms in a WELL REGULATED MILITIA. Do you hill billys know what WELL REGULATED means?? """"WELL REGULATED""" These cracker militias have deluded themselves into thinking they're fighting tyranny, when in fact they represent it.

Soon you white boys will know all about being " WELL REGULATED " after the mid terms." - Red Blade (Chicago)

This one was bound to show up... the pseudo intellectual:

"It is amazing how gun right freaks misread the 2nd Amendment, yes it states no infringement on the right to bear arms. The part before that is what they ignore, a well regulated militia being necessary for the security of the state. " - Rainbowbobby

I must say that if anyone "misread" the Second Amendment, it's this guy.   To READ the 2nd amendment you had to understand that in revolutionary times any armed group of men was a militia, if it was a professional army, it was called a regular militia.   Americans just freed themselves in a war with a tyrannical regular militia, so knowing the dangers that regular militias pose to freedom, the right of the PEOPLE in contrast with MILITIA, to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

This guy is also funny in that scary completely judgmental, misinformed activist sort of way:
"It's not about hate, it's about freedom and justice for the Black Man." -Hotep
Scariest one of them all right here:

"Understand this white man, the socialist transformation of society is at hand and there is nothing you or any other whitey can do about it. It is you and your kind that are the haters, the destroyers. You are the real enemy and its you and your kind that must be destroyed." -Elmuertomonkey
Does everybody see now more clearly that socialism isn't about fixing society?  It's about controlling you and the eradication of all dissenting opinions!

Anyone else smell a civil war cooking after reading these?

Saturday, October 2, 2010

The Green Police!

Many people watched this AUDI ad and missed the creepy message it sends:

The message it sends, is that the green movement is about control through police action.  I like re-using things as much as the next person, metals are quite invaluably reused, but recycling paper?   I had a long discussion with an environmentalist a few weeks back, and I found it frustrating that when I referred to trees as renewable resources, she disagreed with me!   I told her for certain, if you cut one down, plant a new one, and in 25 years, you get a new full sized tree!

What's worse, is this green police rhetoric seems to be coming to life, this article from Cleveland demonstrates how RFID chips, coupled with RFID readers and scales in garbage and recycling trucks can help the city send you a $100 fine for not recycling enough.   The good news, there's a book called "Electronic Gadgets for the Evil Genius" and will teach you how to make an EMP device capable of disabling those pesky RFID chips.

Here's a quote:

Trash carts containing more than 10 percent recyclable material could lead to a $100 fine, according to Waste Collection Commissioner Ronnie Owens. Recyclables include glass, metal cans, plastic bottles, paper and cardboard.
My recommendation is for enough outraged community members to pull in an outside trash collection company, and pay them instead. 

Friday, October 1, 2010

GRE David Codrea gives comment on NRA grades and endorsements

Check out David Codrea's Examiner article about the NRA grades and Endorsements.

David Writes:
Regardless, if the rating system is to make any sense at all, a candidate with an "A" should get an endorsement if their rival's grade is inferior.

David does great work covering many events, so check out his Examiner page often!

Explain your actions!

Today I am taking a look at Illinois law "Temporary questioning without arrest" and what's wrong with it.   First we will look at the law itself:

(725 ILCS 5/107‑14)(from Ch. 38, par. 107‑14)
Sec. 107‑14. Temporary questioning without arrest. 
A peace officer, after having identified himself as a peace officer, may stop any person in a public place for a reasonable period of time when the officer reasonably infers from the circumstances that the person is committing, is about to commit or has committed an offense as defined in Section 102‑‑15 of this Code, and may demand the name and address of the person and an explanation of his actions. Such detention and temporary questioning will be conducted in the vicinity of where the person was stopped.
(Source: Laws 1968, p. 218.)

The first major problem I have with this is the lack of any definition to the word "reasonable".  What exactly is a "reasonable period of time"?  The second time "reasonable" shows it's unreasonable head is when an officer "reasonably infers" that someone is about to commit an offense.   This law assumes clairvoyant abilities on normal law enforcement officials.  

My BIG complaint with this law is a requirement to identify yourself, and EXPLAIN YOUR ACTIONS.   If you took this law literally it only reads that men have to explain their actions, as women could be interpreted as exempt from a law that requires an "explanation of his actions".  Isn't it unconstitutional to be put into a position of potential self-incrimination?  

How come no one's fixed this law?  It's obviously a problem, but why has it been around for more than 35 years without contest?  The sheer amount of time this has been on the books shows that Illinois lacks a system of checks and balances, that our cops, lawmakers, judges, and LAWYERS have all betrayed the people of Illinois which makes 3 out of 4 of those groups guilty of perjury, and they should be sentenced accordingly

Monday, September 27, 2010

What about the Oath?

Ever wonder how people can get charged with Illinois' "Aggravated Unlawful use of a weapon", a class 1 Felony for transporting arms outside of the statutes of the state if the officers took the state oath of office pledging to
"support the constitution of the United States" 

while the 2nd Amendment reads:

...the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed

Check out the conservative examiner's article today for his take on it all.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Only in Illinois...

Only in Illinois can a Sheriff be found guilty of 15 counts of drug dealing and witness tampering... and up to the bitter end still b eon the payroll:

In both his opening and closing statements, Assistant U.S. Attorney James Cutchin of Carmi told the jury the entire case against Martin would be about "greed, arrogance and abuse of power." The jury rejected defense attorney John O'Gara's argument that Martin was the victim of a series of unreliable witnesses — many of them convicted felons and alleged drug dealers themselves.

Jurors also were shown a series of aerial surveillance videos taken by Illinois State Police detectives that showed Martin handing over bags of marijuana to Potts. The video also showed Martin made those transactions while in uniform and while driving his county-issued vehicle.

"The minute he was found guilty, he was stripped of being sheriff," said acting Sheriff Shannon Bradley.
"His pay stops immediately, and there will be a special county board meeting soon to elevate me to the position of sheriff."

Wow.. if the Illinois State Police had to watch a Sheriff to find out what he's doing... who's watching the Illinois State Police?

Light side: scared to start reloading? don't be!

You can get started cheaper than I listed in my supplies list, however, my list will make the job easy, fun and fast.  The advantage of a turret press are quite nice.   If you had monotonous grinding, it allows you to do smaller sections at a time, thus changing up what you're doing every couple minutes, without having to reseat all your dies.   An RCBS hand primer seems trivial, until you realize you can prime prepped cases while watching TV, or relaxing.   I can normally re-use .45acp cases 4 times before they get too dented or cracked which is why the price reflects that.  So here is the price breakdown on .45 ACP, the analysis at the end is comparing to store bought rounds (from browsing cheaperthandirt.com):
.45 ACP

Product qty cost cost per bullet
Alliant Unique 4 $59.99 $0.01
Starline 45 brass 100 $17.49 $0.04
CCI large pistol primers 1000 $30.99 $0.03
Ranier Copper plated 45 bullets 1000 $107.99 $0.11

Total $0.20

.45 bullets (cheap) 50 $18.19 $0.36
.45 bullets (expensive) 25 $22.19 $0.89

Average $0.63

Expected savings per round $0.43

Additionally, here is a breakdown on .308 Win
.308 Win

Product qty cost cost per bullet
IMR 4064 8 $153.99 $0.12
Winchester Brass 50 $16.99 $0.07
Winchester Bullets 500 $103.99 $0.21
CCI Large Rifle Primers 1000 $30.99 $0.03

Total $0.43

.308 bullets (cheap brass) 20 $13.89 $0.69
.308 bullets (expensive) 20 $32.75 $1.64

Average $1.17

Expected savings per round $0.74

 And finally here is my list of starting gear for you, keep in mind you can go much cheaper, but this is an optimal list, designed for your comfort, plus, I want you to stick to this!  If you shoot an expensive round, like .308, or .45 Colt, you'll be happy you did this.

Necessary Reloading Supplies

Lyman T-mag Turret Press 1 $147.00
RCBS powder measure 1 $69.99
electronic Powder Scale 1 $39.99
Lyman universal with pilots 1 $89.99
RCBS hand primer 1 $47.99
Vernier Caliper 1 $29.99
Die set for each caliber 1 $34.99
lyman case sizing lube 1 $5.09


Reloading a .45 ACP, expect to reload 1000 rounds before the equipment pays for itself.  .308, expect it to take 750 rounds.   Once you get a handle on it, get ready to want to delve into more aspects of it.   I started casting my own bullets last year, and it has been a really nice hobby, good way to spend a few hours. 

Saturday, September 25, 2010

2 shot cops got it wrong

In Chicago there are 2 cops who were shot in the line of duty running for public office.   Both cops agree on one thing only:

Both men said there are too few officers on the streets, and they would both push to get more cops working the beat.

But they got it wrong, it's not that there are too few cops, it's that there are too few armed law abiding citizens, this makes .1% of your population a police officer, 2% of your population dangerous criminals, and 97.9% of your population unarmed, defenseless victims waiting for violent crime to happen to them.

Source: http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/Jim-Mullen-Paralyzed-Chicago-Cop-running-for-alderman-shot-in-the-line-of-duty-41st-Ward-sgt-richard-gonzalez-103245284.html#ixzz10YFR5WVI

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Anyone find this representative of today's law enforcement?

Cited From antioch police blotter

Aleksander Jozet Bozek, 18, of 26360 W. Bond Ave., Antioch, was charged with disorderly conduct Aug. 22 in the 400 block of Birchwood. He was also cited for obstructing a peace officer and resisting a peace officer. He was released on a personal recognizance bond pending a Sept. 13 court date

disorderly conduct in this state means:

    (720 ILCS 5/26‑1) (from Ch. 38, par. 26‑1)
    Sec. 26‑1. Elements of the Offense.
    (a) A person commits disorderly conduct when he knowingly:
        (1) Does any act in such unreasonable manner as to
alarm or disturb another and to provoke a breach of the peace

So essentially anything that can't be defined as an actual crime, gets you a Disorderly Conduct charge.  Once a police officer has decided you have committed disorderly conduct, they may arrest you, so resisting adds charges of obstruction, and resisting.   However, this is a law in which there can be no probable cause, and it is not a felony so no arrest should be necessary.   I believe it is a citizens' DUTY to resist being arrested for a non-crime.   I am awaiting the outcome of this, but chances are there will be no follow up news on this item.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Followup on chicago police complaint blog:

I read an article over at I'll take liberty that hit home, I haven't really done anything except sit behind my keyboard and post, so I decided to email the Chicago police officer Lt. John Andrews who posted a 3000 word diatribe about how the Chicago police are failing.   It was a modified re-write of a comment I responded to on a newspaper.

Dear Officer Andrews,
I sympathize with your frustrations, and am glad to see you using your
right to speak up about them!  I have some things to say that I don't
know if you'll like hearing, but I know the solution for Chicago:

If the police didn't force citizens to depend on the Police, people
would be able to defend themselves, having a naturally reducing effect
on violent crime, thus reducing the stress and danger for the Police.
The Police just don't trust normal citizens, and it shows. Why are
LEO's the "only ones" who are allowed to carry a weapon to defend
themselves in an admittedly dangerous area? Is it because they're
better than us? More trustworthy than us? If they're better trained to
use the simple point and click interface of a modern firearm, why is
that training not available to citizens? Why do the police insist that
citizens will only appreciate them once we've been victimized? I mean,
it's not like LEO's would be in close enough proximity to stop it. If
a citizen was attacked and had a small amount of marijuana on them,
what do you think an average cop would be more interested in...
investigating the attack, or ruining that citizen's life in some
self-righteous war on drugs? Doesn't that make citizens twice to three
times the victim?

You know, even if you haven't, others in your department have treated
citizens in an unconstitutionally sound way, even if it's backed up by
the supreme court, it can still be unconstitutional.   Next time you
search someone's car, think about what would happen to you if you
searched Thomas Jefferson's Carriage in the same manner.   Next time
you charge someone with with a felony level Aggravated Unlawful Use of
a Weapon for transporting a gun incorrectly, think about which part of
that person's right to keep and bear arms you are infringing, then
look up perjury to see what crime you just committed.   Next time you
think you're the only one trained enough to defend yourself with a
firearms... quit.   No one's forcing you to get paid to be a member of
a class of individuals to which laws don't really count (as evidenced
recently by John Killackey), you can quit, and be an engineer,
business owner, pilot, professional motorcycle driver, truck driver...

The Citizens already know that when seconds count, the Police are just
minutes away, and the Police would rather a citizen be dead holding a
phone, than alive with a firearm... because they're the only one's
enough to handle protecting you.

I apologize if that sounded harsh, it is has honest as I can be.  You
can't help a city that won't trust the people that live there to do
the right thing with the rights granted to them with the US
constitution.  If you're like me and believe there's more good people
in the world than bad, you would be unafraid.  If you think there are
more bad people than good ones, then you really don't need to be in
Law enforcement.

Take care, and hang in there,


To Which Officer Andrews responded with:

You assume much that you don't know. Your paradigm is skewed. LoL.

There is a difference between those who make laws and those that enforce them.

Think deeper!

John Andrews (Sent via BlackBerry)

To Which I responded with:

Thank you for your insight Officer Andrews,
As a fellow motorcycle rider, would you be willing to talk to me about
what I don't know, better yet, ride with me, and share your insight?
To respond to what you stated, there is a difference between those who
make laws, and those who enforce them.  I understand this, but the
lawmakers are not arresting people, they're simply passing laws that
enable it. Every police officer who takes the Illinois state oath
pledged to support the U.S. Constitution, and the state constitutions
and they should know where the line is, and which laws cross it.   Or
has that oath become more formality in which those who take it do not
fully grasp the meaning of what they are saying or doing?   Believe
me, I want more than anything to be on your side, as long as you and
others in your uniform want to be on mine.  I am not just a jerk
behind a keyboard, I will meet with you, and have friendly
conversation, hell, I'll even buy you lunch if for nothing else than
your bravery to speak out about the issues with your department... that
deserves a lunch on me!

Take care, and have a safe and good night,

I wished to be respectful, yet persistent on the real root of their problems.  I am certain that if the Chicago Police allowed citizens to carry, violent crime would go down very quickly.   Petty theft I fear would still be on the rise with Chicago's unemployment rate estimated at 15%, but theft without human targets would be the shift after those human targets are allowed to fight back.  

So to answer Jennifer's question, "what are we going to do?"   My plan is to attempt to engage my oppressors in polite, meaningful conversations, showing them that I'm a person of integrity, and hopefully a few of them might actually get it!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Police officer complains of leadership issues, I give the answer.

After reading a whiny complaint from a Chicago police officer, then a followup from another one, I posted my response, I will give you the transcript below in case it gets lost to news censorship.  While the original Officer was venting what probably needed to be vented, my solution presented will likely not be well received.  

When you have 12-13 thousand people you are going to have some issues. They could be park workers, postal workers, ,teachers, etc.. The real isssue here is the lack of leadership and direction in the CPD. The shootings are up and that is due to lack of faith that the officers in the street have in their superiors. These thugs that are taking over our streets and killing people need to be dealt with in a different way than family Joe or Jane. You will not appreciate the police until you are a victim and need them!

If the police didn't force citizens to depend on them, people would be able to defend themselves, having a naturally reducing effect on violent crime, thus reducing the stress and danger for the police. The police just don't trust normal citizens, and it shows. Why are they the "only ones" who are allowed to carry a weapon to defend themselves in an admittedly dangerous area? Is it because they're better than you? More trustworthy than you? If they're better trained to use the simple point and click interface of a modern firearm, why is that training not available to citizens? Why do the police insist that you will only appreciate them once you've been victimized? I mean, it's not like they were around to stop it. If you were attacked and had a small amount of marijuana on you, what do you think they'd be more interested in... investigating the attack, or ruining your life in their self-righteous war on drugs? Doesn't that make you twice to three times the victim?

Just remember, when seconds count, the police are just minutes away, and they would rather you be holding a phone, than a firearm... because they're the only one's enough to handle protecting you.