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Death Sentence for Looking Out Window?

From Jim Bovard:

Police were continually screaming “don’t look out the window!” during their sweep in Watertown last week. This photo shows what happens to folks who disobeyed that order.

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fireant's picture

It's probably a good thing I don't live in that house.

I'd be sitting in that white rocker with my shotgun locked and loaded.
"There's a terrorist on the loose!", I'd tell 'em. "I'm protecting my property, same as you would do."
"Go inside now!"
"No thank you, I'd rather be right here. I have a good view of the street and my family has the rear windows covered."
By this time I'd be on the ground in cuffs, I know, but I'd beat the crap out of them in any court based on nothing but the Constitution. It's not dead unless we let it die.

Undo what Wilson did

I don't know if I could control...

I don't know if I could control myself enough not to moon this guy. Just ask anyone that knows me.


Michael Nystrom's picture

This photo is so chilling

And yet I am so drawn to it, to coming back and looking at it, again and again.

Who had the guts to take that picture?

If it were you, you know that in less that a second, you could be dead. Just like that.

- poof -

On to the next world. And you weren't even close to ready. So much still to do. So many things. So many people. So many goals. So much life. So much love.

All gone in an instant.

Of course the moment of death slows down. That is what they all say - those who have had near death experiences. It all slows down so you can see your life in summary for what it was: Where you were, what you did.

All you touch, and all you see - is all your life, will ever be
Run! rabbit run. Dig that hole, catch the sun.
And when, and when the work it done.
Don't relax, its time to build another one

It is the moment of judgement, in the millisecond that that bullet is flying towards you. It all slows down, and it all gets so clear in those moments as you approach death.

All those truths that you denied your entire life are revealed to be illusions: The status you craved, the FRNs you lusted for and everything you sacrificed because of it. For a few extra bucks and some pats on the head, consuming and creating a wasted life.

But what about those fellow travelers? What about all those others, on the exact same road as you. You're so arrogant as to think you're the only one on this journey - this journey of discovery. Everyone on Earth is on it: Trying to survive, trying to understand what this condition means - to be human. Everyone is trying in his or her own way. We're all trying on identities and ideologies like we try on new clothes.

Which one fits? Which one looks best? Which one is most comfortable?

Whatever you do guys - have fun. Fun always brings the most energy. Even the monsters at Monsters Inc. eventually learned that.

Death can come at any time. That is why every day must be lived to its fullest.

I love you all.

Maybe the guy gets jumpy, itchy trigger - just like how the revolution started on the Lexington Green.

He's the man.

Where is my mask?

At times like this, I ask myself....
Where is my George Bush Mask?
That ought to get them to drop their weapons and start chanting

Are You Kidding?

Bush sent many of them to war--way more times and places than they wanted to go. I doubt many of them respect him as a military leader.

At any rate, so many police are ex-military or wanna-be military rejects, that taunting and teasing them is a terrible idea, especially if they have PTSD.

The drug-war has ruined the relationship between the public and police, but that doesn't mean you should assume anything about any of them individually.

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

cocktails, anyone?

raining Molotov's- my sensibilities are so incredibly offended! I refuse to be afraid! I refuse to be ruled by a occupied force, no matter what flag they wear.

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"Terrorism is the war of the poor, while war is the terrorism of

This is what the founding fathers warned us about

This is completely out of control "police state", and this is the kind of crap the founding fathers warned us to be forever vigilant about.
This is why the people need to be armed, because this is going to get out of hand one day...with the cops running amuck.
You can see why the "authorities" want to limit our magazine capacity.
Let me guess, every one of these cops swore to "uphold" the Constitution when they got that badge pinned on them. Right?
Did they have a search warrant?
What happened to the 4th amendment?
Some day, some "real patriots" are going to stand their ground.

I hope this will be a lesson

I hope this will be a lesson for the future. This country is full of pansies who don't care about their rights until it's too late and they're in Gitmo for looking outside their window.

this is disgusting...MP

this is disgusting...MP humvee on top of everything else

Death of America, or Sheeple simply being Sheeple?

Don't give a shiite whoTF you are, you point your muzzle, better be ready to use it.


If that were a citizen who pointed their carbine muzzle at another citizen, unjustified, let alone a copthug, he/she would've been ARRESTED for menacingly brandishing a lethal weapon, and/or charged with making terroristic threats!

I'm sorry, I never got the "CopTHUGS = God" memo.

In a 'fair' unicorn universe, that wannabe motherfcucker who deludes he's 'patrolling' the streets of Faluja, hiding behind the Humvee turret, would've been arrested on the spot. And, had I been his commander, I'd have biotchsmacked him for exercising exceptionally moronic, non-existent muzzle discipline (let alone, would've never allowed my unit to follow illegal orders to deploy, to martialize Boston to begin with).

Of course, in a fair universe, no citizen of Boston would've EVER put up with Martial Law rolling through, to begin with. But I digress, ya Fcuking MASSholes!!!


Video: SWAT police gunpoint raids in Boston Were Conducted “House After House”

Media says SWAT teams “rescued” families by ripping them out of their homes at gunpoint

Steve Watson
April 25, 2013

Further footage has emerged from last week in Watertown where armies of SWAT police went door to door ripping families out of their homes in the manhunt that ensued following the Boston bombings.

On Monday we posted an article featuring footage of one raid on a house in Watertown, Massachusetts, where police can be seen screaming at a family to get out of their home and run down the street with their hands above their heads, all the time with automatic weapons trained on them.

We received hundreds of eyewitness photographs and accounts of this taking place, with militarized police pointing guns and treating citizens like terrorist criminals. While armies of police in armored vehicles roamed around the suburban streets, public transportation was shut down, businesses were forced to close, and a no-fly zone was enacted over the entire city of Boston in an unprecedented show of force.

We said that this was the epitome of martial law.

Detractors simply could not accept that this could happen in America, and immediately claimed that we were overstating and exaggerating the situation and that what was witnessed in the video footage was an isolated incident.

This latest footage puts those erroneous claims to rest as it reveals that police instigated this course of action as a matter of routine for every home they searched in the twenty block zone around Watertown.





So that's why it takes an hour to respond to a 911 call; they got to get all prim and proper with tactical lipstick, nightgown, and makeup to chase a 19yo Eurasian for the prom!

'Do my 5.11 cargo pants make my ass look fat??'


Predictions in due Time...

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

Like they are all itching

to use their domestic training...reminds me of this clip from the movie Taps where the Tom Cruise character finally gets to let loose...It's beautiful man!


The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

How this whole incident didn't turn into a turkey shoot I'll

never know.

My guess is had they gotten trigger happy and shot someone for simply not obeying their "authoriti" then someone else watching might have said "f--kit" and started picking a few of them off till they busted into his house and took him out. THEN all hell would have broken loose.

But if there are no lawsuits from this, and those thugs don't wind up in prison, then all is lost.

Looks like 'assault with a deadly weapon' to me.

I'd submit this to the DA and get a lawyer to see to it this thug gets put where he belongs - behind bars, then sue him, and whomever he works for for mental distress and anguish. I'd also push for this "enemy combatant" to be held on terrorism charges - he is clearly attempting to terrorize innocent civilians. (using force or the threat of violence, in this case, lethal violence, for political purposes)

i thought Hitler was dead and the nazi regime lost its power?

not good.


Yeah.... love it or leave it - in a body bag.

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.

With all the "f"ing lawyers

With all the "f"ing lawyers in Boston, where the hell are the lawsuits???

“Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him better take a closer look at the American Indian.” ― Henry Ford.

ecorob's picture


Make no mistake, this GOON, this GESTAPO thug, WILL kill you!

Just following orders?

We'll see when the peoples' tribunal occurs. They were still hunting down those nazi "killers" 50 years after the fact.

Do what you gotta do, soldiers. You will be the ones who live, and die, with it. (For the rest of your lives).

"He was defying ORDERS to "shelter in place" and was grilling out in his back yard. I didn't want to kill him. I was just following orders. Oh, yeah, I killed his family, too, and his dog. And I took his wallet and I ate his steak. There was really no danger and, besides, I was hungry and he wasn't gonna eat it, duhhuh."

Scum sucking bastards.

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

This is the kind of stuff...

that just makes me sick to my stomach.

I don't even know what to say anymore.

Armed thugs in military equipment, rolling down your street in bomb proof vehicles, barking out orders, pointing weapons at you and forcefully entering your property.

I am just sick of it.

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"The State is a gang of thieves writ large." - Murray Rothbard

pointing a weapon at innocent civilians over a 19 year old

and 3 dead from homicide.


were all digressing because of this

A true flower can not blossom without sunlight and a true man can not live without love.

Sensationalist headline

Those guys were searching for a suspect, whom the person at the window (with weapon, if suspect) could've possibly been. No one in that window was murdered, shot or even shot at. No death sentence. With that said, was the unnecessary Martial Law | Police State overkill way overboard? Yes! But please try to not sensationalize because it really minimizes or detracts from the ridiculousness of what happened after the bombings. Thank you.

ecorob's picture

oh, so this nervous nancy would NEVER...

mistake a camera for a gun?

Yeah, right.

Get your ass back under the bed, MF! What the hell are you doing looking out the window? Its not MY fault I killed your dumb ass. We told you to shelter-in-place, fool!

Next time you'll listen to your fuhrer! Seig heil!

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

Lol! You clicked and read it.

I don't think many of us are journalists over here on the DP. Sometimes I wish I could be 'more creative' in my titles so people would read them.

Yes, I agree.

And I think what happened in Boston after the bombings was appalling, but the title for this is disingenuous. It's like being lied to. I don't like that.

Pointing a gun at someone is an assault. It's a crime on its

own, even if you don't have your finger on the trigger, or ever fire a projectile out of it.

This thug is guilty of assault with a deadly weapon - at the least.

I'd add 'terrorism' to that as well.

deacon's picture

how do you figure that?

what crime has been committed by pointing a gun at someone?
how about a stick,rope or a yard stick?
that is like saying,i thought about robbing that store,but changed my mind
if there is no victim,then there is no crime,by pointing
an arm no crime has taken place

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

Deacon, It is Assault

See: http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Assault.

Perhaps you are confused with the legal term, "Battery" which is different (see: http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/battery ).

deacon's picture

do you suppose my confusion

as you put it,could be the fact of the changing of the words meaning?
assault went from actual harm to placing of hands then just touching another

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

The word didn't change meaning.

Your previous understanding of it was flawed.

'Assault' does not include actual contact or injury.

'Battery' does.

Thus it is not superfluous to charge someone with 'Assault' AND 'Battery.'

In this case, the assault is considered "aggravated" because it is with a gun. This calls for a stiffer penalty.

If I throw my fist towards your face but stop short of contact, I have committed an 'assault' against your person. But if I made contact, that would be assault & 'battery.'

deacon's picture

darn !!

thanks for answering,i forgot i asked this
i see you used the previous,yes, it is now
this is why ask questions,i want an honest answer
and i got one,again thank you

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence