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Veteran thrown in jail over unregistered weapons

I don't know if you guys have seen this yet, but its a guy who lives down the street from me and it's quite the case. I'm usually just a lurker here, but I thought people on the DP should read this.

Here's the start of an excellent news piece on it

"Out of the corner of his eye, he saw an officer ready to tackle him, so he dropped to his knees and crossed his ankles to demonstrate complete defenselessness.

“They immediately zip-tied me tighter than I would have been allowed to zip-tie an Iraqi,” Sgt. Corrigan said, pulling up his dress shirt cuff to show his wrist. “We had to check to fit two fingers between the tie and the Iraqi’s wrist so we weren’t cutting off circulation. They tied mine so tight that they hurt.”

Richard Gardiner, Sgt. Corrigan’s attorney, still questions whether this initial arrest was legal, since at this point the only thing the police had was the word of a VA operator saying he claimed to be a gun owner. They had no warrant. Police spokesman Gwendolyn Crump would not comment on the case.

On Wednesday, the next part in the series will explain how the police SWAT team searched the veteran’s home without a warrant - all because he was exercising a right that is supposed to be protected under the Constitution."

Part I
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jun/11/veterans-in-...

Emily Miller Part II Print June 12
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jun/12/breaking-doo...

Emily Miller Part III Print June 13
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jun/13/lost-in-the-...
Emily Miller Part IV Print June 14

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jun/14/dc-cover-up-...



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Vets are targeted

Sad...

Vets are targeted because they have a particular set of skills that could be used to defend the constitution... Life... Liberty... Property...

by the way Vets.. the VA spies on you all the time!

They turn over thousands of names a month the the ATF for
gun confiscations because you PTSD or some other hogwash they
go Vets to say they had to get better "benefits"...

Vets be aware of who you talk to...

Seek_Truth

Interesting... a "V A Operator working with SWAT police?

That's a crime. What happened to all the privacy laws pertaining to you and your doctor? At the pharmacies, you have to 'stand behind the line' while someone is turning in their stupid paper for so called medicine.

This is why

I told my husband to answer "no" when the VA asks if he owns guns. Technically, the guns are mine, so he wouldn't be lying.

meekandmild's picture

USC title 42 lawsuit on all involved doing unconstitutional acts

To include law enforcement, prosecutors, and judges
42 USC § 1983 - Civil action for deprivation of rights
Every person who, under color of any statute, ordinance, regulation, custom, or usage, of any State or Territory or the District of Columbia, subjects, or causes to be subjected, any citizen of the United States or other person within the jurisdiction thereof to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the Constitution and laws, shall be liable to the party injured in an action at law, suit in equity, or other proper proceeding for redress, except that in any action brought against a judicial officer for an act or omission taken in such officer’s judicial capacity, injunctive relief shall not be granted unless a declaratory decree was violated or declaratory relief was unavailable. For the purposes of this section, any Act of Congress applicable exclusively to the District of Columbia shall be considered to be a statute of the District of Columbia.

Criminal offense-
18 USC § 242 - Deprivation of rights under color of law
Whoever, under color of any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom, willfully subjects any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or to different punishments, pains, or penalties, on account of such person being an alien, or by reason of his color, or race, than are prescribed for the punishment of citizens, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and if bodily injury results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include the use, attempted use, or threatened use of a dangerous weapon, explosives, or fire, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.

I'm glad

we have a constitution that 'protects' us.

WOW.

Ron Paul - Intellectual hero

I guess our vets

have outlived their usefulness

sad state of affairs

Thanks for posting

Police state strides forward.

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