At Least They Didn’t Shoot Him
It was bad enough when a driver fleeing police struck Joseph Swink’s car, causing it to spin out. But then the cops chasing that man tackled Swink to the ground and handcuffed him. St. Ann, Missouri, Police Chief Aaron Jimenez later apologized to Swink and said officers mistook him for the man they were chasing.
Typical modern-day police incompetence…
Then again, American police have always had trouble “them” apart. Driving While Black, still apparently a crime in America!
This is the thanks you get for serving the State; another servant of the State shows no mercy.
A veteran escorting the body of Private Steven Allen, the soldier who died after a military training exercise in Alberta, was given a ticket by police while part of the funeral procession.
Debbi Ferguson was pulled over by Victoria police while she was part of the procession in Victoria.
Ferguson, a 20-year military veteran, was pulled over and issued a ticket for $230 while part of a funeral procession taking the body from the airport to a funeral home.
She told CBC Victoria’s Jo-Ann Roberts that there is a code in the military.
“We never leave anyone behind and we never let a soldier come home alone.”
Her car had a flag at half mast and her four-way flashers were on. The ticket was given to Ferguson because her license plate was obstructed.
Her first thought when the officer pulled in behind her and flashed his lights was that the officer was going to help the motorcade.
“That didn’t happen,” Ferguson said, “He shouted out on his microphone to pull over immediately. We were just in shock.”
She said, “We were already in an emotional state and it was Remembrance Day. It’s hard on all of us veterans and soldiers that a fellow man at arms would pull me over and pull me out of this escort.”
Ferguson said when she explained to the officer about the procession he told her he didn’t care and that he went to his car and came back with the ticket. “I looked at him and I’m like I am sorry this is most disrespectful thing I have seen anyone do”
To Protect and Serve
David Hooks had reason to be a little nervous. Someone had taken items from a pickup at his Dublin, Georgia, home and stolen an SUV from him the night before. So when his wife reported seeing armed men in camouflage in their yard around 10 p.m., he grabbed a shotgun. Minutes later, the men kicked in their back door and shot Hooks dead. The armed intruders turned out to be Laurens County sheriff’s deputies. They’d found Hooks’ SUV earlier in the day and arrested Rodney Garrett. Garrett admitted stealing the SUV but claimed the meth they found on him was not his but had been stolen from Hooks’ truck. Based solely on that, they got a warrant to search Hooks’ house. They searched the home for 44 hours and found no drugs.
And so they take a thief’s word as gospel truth.
Evil and stupid bastards.
Now an innocent man is dead.