Questions we always wanted to ask:

Let’s assume that sooner or later the powers that be will be unhappily reading this blog. They’ll probably get angry as someone probably would, being caught with their hand in the cookie jar. There is no avenue for a meeting of minds and opinions in a situation where there is such a huge gulf between the “authorities” and the “common people”. I think there might be some questions that folks would really like answered in our quest for knowledge. Maybe we can lessen the “us versus them” situation a tiny bit with some understanding. So, put your thinking caps on and post your questions here.

I’ll start. Sorry if the questions are a little too straighforeward.

1. When you want to get a search warrant and there may not really be probable cause because the “facts” are sketchy, do you just mislead the magistrate or are they actually in on it?

2. When you do an “investigation” on someone, do you research or consult the files about that person on your computers, or do you just go full steam ahead with plans anyhow knowing that you won’t get in trouble? Is it actually possible to do an thorough investigation in just a couple hours?

3. Is it standard procedure to tell lies and make threats to people being detained/interviewed? Is this actually a part of police training?

4. Is there some type of list or cultural profiling that goes on in the determination of who to target for harassment?

5. Do State troopers have immunity from being fired no matter what they do as long as it isn’t blatant premeditated murder? Or is that allowed too?

6. Why is it acceptable for huge exaggerations and outright lies to be given to the media for them to print and broadcast?

7. Am I a target?

I realise this blog may not go over too well in some circles. I will assume that there could be some good old fashioned “get even”. But there appear to be quite a lot of readers out there (191 just today!!!). And I wonder how much effort the authorities can really put into silencing those of us who would only tell “the rest of the story” without making it obvious that they don’t want their secrets to come out? It might be the “get even” thing to do in the short run, but it probably wouldn’t make them look any more honorable to the “average” citizen.
Far better, in this “us versus them” scenario to invite those who disagree to debate, answer our questions, post your own. We COULD all peacefully coexist if there were meaningful two way dialogue, honesty, and a willingness to work together to make things better… So, prove there is no police state. I dare you.

Published in: on January 16, 2007 at 12:53 am  Comments (4)  

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  1. OK, I have another question, this time for one of the high holies at the court house.

    Do you regularly try to break up married couples?

    I remember when I got married there was an agreement made, a contract if you will, and part of the words said during that ceremony were “What God hath joined together let no man break asunder.” Now, at that point the contract not only includes a husband and wife, but also, apparently, God. Well, God is all about religion. And I seem to remember something in the US Constitution. Ah, here it is!

    Amendment I: Freedom of speech, religion, press, petition and assembly.
    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

    So, aside from the more obvious relevance to all topics posted here, it’s not too far fetched to say that forcefully keeping married couples apart would be very much like violating someone first amendment rights in excercising their religious beliefs.
    How do you get around that? By elevating yourselves to diety level, pulling rank on God so to speak.
    I think I am finally beginning to grasp just why keeping the ten commandments out of courthouses is such a big deal. Keeping religion out of politics, separation of church and state, MUST happen in order for those in power to continue to operate in the typical fashion. Not just here, but everywhere. I’ll give credit for this much, this is actually being very honest as most likely the only spiritual being that would be inclined to want to hang around the courthouses of America in our present condition would be the fellow with the horns and pitchfork.

  2. Oh Yes! This is going to be an interesting section of this blog.

  3. First they will try to steal your land. Then they Will steal your tax payments and say you didn’t pay. Then they will arrest you for something that isn’t even against the law. They will take all your money from you spending it all on Lawyers and when it is all gone they will burn your house down. They learned it all from the friendly folks in crooked county that live up their next to the crooked river.


  4. Well, well, well. As of today, not one single response to any of these questions.

    So, I’ll ask ANOTHER unanswerable question.

    When is the last time ANYONE in a place of power in this county, who had a grievance with ANY citizen in the county, for ANY reason, actually approached them in a CIVILIZED manner to discuss and possibly rectify the situation WITHOUT getting the legal establishment/police involved in a full scale action?

    And if this actually DOES happen occasionally, how does one qualify for such grand and honorable treatment?

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