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Police Open Fire on a Car Sitting at Crowded DWI Checkpoint

*VIDEO* Police open fire on a car sitting at crowded DWI checkpoint

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) – A couple celebrating Father’s Day with their baby found themselves in the middle of a shootout at a DWI checkpoint when officers unloaded on a car sitting in heavy traffic. The couple, Jared and Rose Cleerdin were hoping it wouldn’t be their last Father’s Day together as the officers fired dozens of rounds in the direction of on-coming traffic. Jared Cleerden believes the officers acted way beyond what was necessary for public safety saying, ”Every cop turned around and started unloading like super trigger happy as if their training was coming into full effect and they were being able to utilize it,” said Cleerdin. “Everybody was just blasting this car to pieces. It was absolutely terrifying. It was way beyond reckless,” said Cleerdin. “I couldn’t believe it. These are professional people, professional officers, and they’re training, they’re highly trained and they’re not supposed to do stuff like that. Cops are shooting from the front of the car, back into the rest of the on-coming traffic to the check point, into the rest of the innocent civilians down the road.”

VIDEO: http://thelibertarianrepublic.com/video-police-open-fire-on-...

Side Note: Did you pick on this completely separate, but equally important sleight of hand?! @1:17 "...a routine DUI checkpoint..." ??? Do they mean a routine violation of my right to travel unmolested?

Here's a follow up article:

Sheriff Ingram explains what happened during checkpoint shooting

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) – Something went wrong at a Brunswick County checkpoint, leaving two people recovering from gunshot wounds and seven deputies on the sidelines until investigators get answers.

Four sheriff's deputies from Brunswick County have been moved to desk positions and three New Hanover County deputies are on leave after 34-year-old Antoine Graham and 42-year-old Jerry Melvin, both of Leland, were shot at a DWI checkpoint.

Brunswick Sheriff John Ingram said Monday during a news conference that everything was done by procedure. When the shooting happened, the checkpoint had just started and deputies immediately shut it down to deal with the situation at hand.

Continue Reading: http://www.wect.com/story/22610377/sheriff-ingram-explains-w...

Nothing to see here. ..."everything was done by procedure"...


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I wonder

if this young couple is going to show up at the next city council meeting, county council meeting? You want to stop this, stop the checkpoints. If politicians understand people are going to show up, preferably in mass, they'll change "procedure" or they understand they will be looking for another job.

The police are being pumped full of the crap that comes out of the fusion centers, a euphemism for the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League. There's a domestic terrorist (Sovereign Citizen, Ron Paul, Chuck Baldwin, Bob Barr supporter, Gadsden Flag waving, pro-life, pro-constitution, government questioning militia member...) behind the wheel of every car. Do I wonder why police officers are on edge? I don't wonder at all.

I don't know exactly what went on that night, but I do know that police officers firing multiple rounds in a car surrounded by other cars containing innocent civilians isn't a good idea or good "procedure."


If the car was coming at them I can understand the self defense of the police. Other than that this is out of control.

I have not sen the video.


I bet they thought they could just drive through and the police

wouldn't do anything. Obviously that merits getting a clip unloaded on them, and after that it was just monkey sea monkey do for rest of the blue suited baboons. Too bad the cops didn't have more evidence to plant to cover the fiasco, they could have come out looking like heroes.

."...everything was done by procedure." Say, what?

"Four sheriff's deputies from Brunswick County have been moved to desk positions and three New Hanover County deputies are on leave."

WHERE are the "attempted murder" charges, or, at least, "reckless endangerment."

That's one reason I carry a loaded 12 gauge. The "appropriate response" would be to unload the 12 gauge into the shooters. Those badges just give someone something shiny to shoot at.

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Beware the cult of "government"...

crap webpage

video doesn't work !

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I'm not sure...

...it's working for me.

Here's a direct link to the local news channel.


Hope if works for you. It's not a video of the actual shooting, but rather an interview with someone who felt in danger of getting shot by a stray bullet.

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the video works for me..

4 cops get desk jobs... classic.

the Suspects, "both are facing charges of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, assault with a deadly weapon on a government official, felony conspiracy and Graham is facing drug charges."

I use Blue Wave, but don't expect one of THEIR silly taglines.

Was Graham sitting on Melvin's lap or vice versa?

How do they both get charged with assault with a deadly weapon (vehicle) with intent to kill?

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know Peace." - Jimi Hendrix

The key word is "conspiracy" in the charges.

One they claim conspiracy in the charges, both can be charged with the crimes the other actually committed. These guys will spend the rest of their lives behind bars for a half a bag of weed and a gun. The gun is actually legal and the weed should be.

This couples biggest mistake

Was thinking these officers are professional

it's proper procedure

that be the qualifier. the procedure followed is criminal

This is the follower mechanism in action

One officer lost his shit and the first follower joined, then the rest followed. Probably within less than a couple seconds.

This mentality is dangerous, and future/other officers need to be trained.

"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty."

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To the Sheriff---

Then, stop making the police officers and deputies look like they came out of Afghanistan. Make them look like peace officers like they used to be.

That would be for starters...

There is a reason these Barney Fifes get one bullet in a pocket.


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"Give a man a gun, and he could rob a bank. Give a man a bank, and he could rob the world."

That link should a post of its own


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