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Where do you draw the line? A question for law enforcement.

Written By: Bob - Dec• 02•13

This young woman puts a very good question to the law enforcement community.

Where do you stand, my friends?

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15 Comments

  1. Orion says:

    Okay, so let’s start the pool…The categories are:
    * SWATed, with tragic consequences…
    * “Wrong Address Raid” that went terribly wrong…
    * IRS Audit…
    * IRS Audit that went terribly wrong…
    * “Anonymous Tip Raid” that went terribly wrong…
    * Traffic Stop that suddenly, strangely, goes terribly wrong…

    Bonus Points for identifying the unit that executes her…I mean the raid.

    IRS?
    Local PD?
    Local PD-SWAT?
    BATF?
    FBI?
    NSA?
    EPA?
    SS?

    Orion

  2. Right_2_Bear says:

    What ever happened to “Officer Friendly”? I want him back.

  3. Dan says:

    High order probability that this young women will experience some VERY negative consequences for being
    bold enough to say these things…..thus proving that
    she is correct, there is NO line that 99.999% of the
    badgemonkeys will not cross.

  4. I find her ideas intriguing … how may I subscribe to her newsletter?!

  5. LCB says:

    Saw this Bearing Arms, but couldn’t comment because it’s blocked at work. (Hey…I’m allowed to browse dah web at lunch).

    I watched the whole video…and it made me sick to my stomach. You guys can joke…but this young woman is a potential Katnip whatever her name is from Hunger Games, and her videos could be the sequel, Catching Fire. I am seriously afraid for her life!!!

    • Tam says:

      I am seriously afraid for her life!!!

      Please tell me you are joking.

      • LCB says:

        The Katnip didn’t give it away?

      • LCB says:

        Actually, I do fear for her. Maybe not for her life…but I def think she will be SWATed…maybe have the IRS snooping in to her life in a personal way. Yeah, maybe I’ve gone all nuts…it’s not like the enemies of the state are being audited by the IRS…spied on by the NSA…getting extra police scrutiny because they once owned a gun…having their guns confiscated because of this scrutiny and a change in the laws that made their personal property illeagal…etc.

        I have a friend who lives outside of Brownsville, TX. She has been having to show her papers for years, miles away from the border, at permanent and rolling check points on the highways. She doesn’t think its a big deal. Neither do the Border Patrol Officers that carry out the orders of the “politicians”. But every time we talk about it, I see the videos in my head from World at War where the German police stop people on the streets, check their papers, and weed out the Jews from the good people. And I get a huge knot in my stomach.

        If “Josie” is writing her own script…she’s wise beyond her years.

  6. Comrade X says:

    “One man with courage is a majority.” Thomas Jefferson

    In this case it a woman!

    One other quote she reminds me of;

    “You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.” —Ken Kesey

    Death before slavery!

  7. Comrade X says:

    Bob I don’t do facebook because I will not & can not support the owner of it and because of that I can not comment on your blog at BA (http://bearingarms.com/expert-warns-congress-that-obamas-behavior-could-lead-to-armed-rebellion/) but if I could this is what I would say;

    I stand with my favorite radical in asking this question ” what country can preserve it’s liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance?”;

    “…The people can not be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions it is a lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. We have had 13. states independant 11. years. There has been one rebellion. That comes to one rebellion in a century and a half for each state. What country ever existed a century and a half without a rebellion? And what country can preserve it’s liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is it’s natural manure. Our Convention has been too much impressed by the insurrection of Massachusets: and in the spur of the moment they are setting up a kite to keep the hen yard in order. I hope in god this article will be rectified before the new constitution is accepted.” – Thomas Jefferson to William Stephens Smith, Paris, 13 Nov. 1787

  8. Sharpshooter says:

    New York’s “finest”?

    http://reason.com/blog/2013/12/05/how-do-you-charge-an-unarmed-man-with-sh

    /excerpt

    How Do You Charge an Unarmed Man with Shooting People? Get the NYPD Involved.

    Scott Shackford|Dec. 5, 2013 10:45 am

    Scott Shackford|Dec. 5, 2013 10:45 am

    Surprised they didn’t demand the women they shot pay to replace the bulletsCredit: Giacomo Barbaro / Foter.com / CC BY-NC-SAIn September, New York Police officers responded to an emotionally disturbed man causing a ruckus at a Times Square bus terminal by opening fire on him while they were surrounded by crowds and traffic. They missed him and hit two innocent bystanders (one of whom was in a walker). Police said at the time they thought the man, Glenn Broadnax, was reaching for a gun, but he turned out to be unarmed.

    Even though Broadnax was not armed, an indictment unsealed Wednesday is charging him with assault for the injuries caused by police gunfire.
    /end

  9. Sharpshooter says:

    New York’s “finest”?

    http://reason.com/blog/2013/12/05/how-do-you-charge-an-unarmed-man-with-sh

    /excerpt

    How Do You Charge an Unarmed Man with Shooting People? Get the NYPD Involved.
    Surprised they didn’t demand the women they shot pay to replace the bullets.
    Scott Shackford|Dec. 5, 2013 10:45 am

    In September, New York Police officers responded to an emotionally disturbed man causing a ruckus at a Times Square bus terminal by opening fire on him while they were surrounded by crowds and traffic. They missed him and hit two innocent bystanders (one of whom was in a walker). Police said at the time they thought the man, Glenn Broadnax, was reaching for a gun, but he turned out to be unarmed.

    Even though Broadnax was not armed, an indictment unsealed Wednesday is charging him with assault for the injuries caused by police gunfire.
    /end

  10. Man-Bear-Pig says:

    The video and the comments both here and on YouTube are so dramatic and over the top. There are a few bad apples, but on the whole: most cops are law-abiding, good people that believe in gun rights.

    The same can be said for gun owners, most are good law-abiding people. There are only a few bad apples among us.

    This is a non-issue.

  11. bastiches says:

    The video and the comments both here and on YouTube are so dramatic and over the top. There are a few bad apples, but on the whole: most cops are law-abiding, good people that believe in gun rights.

    You didn’t watch the whole vid, did you?

    Her point was not that the majority of LEOs are bad apples.

    Her question is a good one and every LEO should answer it for their own conscious if not for the public’s edification.

    Further if it’s a non-issue, then why would you or any LEO have a problem with it?

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