Vermont farmer uses tractor to smash 7 police cruisers

Aug 3, 2012 | Posted by: Mr_Bill | Full story: www.usatoday.com

A Vermont farmer who was arrested last month expressed his displeasure Thursday by driving a heavy tractor over seven police vehicles, authorities said.

State police estimated the damage to the Orleans County Sheriff's Department vehicles at about $250,000. No one was hurt.

Roger Pion, 34, was being held at the Northern State Correctional Facility in Newport to await arraignment Friday morning on 11 charges. Bail was set at $15,000

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<<<Newport police arrested Pion on July 3 on charges of resisting arrest and possession of marijuana, Newport City Police Chief Seth DiSanto said.>>

People are getting tired of being arrested and having their lives destroyed because of this. I don't smoke pot, but I know arrests for it are staggering and put people into the legal system who have no business being there. And once you're in the system, they do everything possible to keep you there and screw up your life forever.

This man was obviously a great farmer. He no doubt paid his bills and his taxes (which is more than many non-pot smokers do) He had a very expensive tractor and he'd had enough of the oppressive and Nazi-like legal system in this country.

You go, Roger!!!!! If I were in Vermont I'd shake your hand.
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Right... like potheads aren't delusional and self-destructive.

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Bringmedinner wrote:
Right... like potheads aren't delusional and self-destructive.
Put down that vodka bottle and you might be little less delusional yourself.

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It's not nice to mess with heavy equipment operators.
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Put down that vodka bottle and you might be little less delusional yourself.
That jackass is going to lose his farm, his tractor and probably his freedom, but dopeheads cheer him on... Dopeheads are idiots.
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Love to hear the back story, maybe someone will post the police report from the marijuana arrest.

There is no telling but it is not hard to imagine that a farmer could grow his own marijuana. Exactly what is wrong if he wants to grow and smoke a little pot. Why is that illegal, I can make my own beer or wine and drink it up to 200 gallons a year in my 2 adult household according to law. But it is illegal for me to make my own whiskey or grow pot. Why ?

Perhaps it is a matter of Liberty for Roger, perhaps he does not recognized the county has the right to tell him he can't smoke pot any more than they can tell him he can't drink milk from his cows.

I don't smoke pot but I have a different personal axe to grind. I had a close friend put in a wheel chair for life because of our misguided war on drugs.

I am sick and tired of the violence fueled by the chase to profit on a substance everyone could grow in their back yards.

I am sick and tired of paying the taxes to prosecute and keep someone in jail over a personal decision to consume a plant.

I am sick and tired of police being more interested in interdiction of drug money than who broke into my house.

I am sick and tired of paying the financial and social cost of unnecessarily ruining some young kids life with a needless arrest record over marijuana.

But mostly I am sick and tired of the government deciding what is good for me to do instead of me, in a free country that is my job.
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That jackass is going to lose his farm, his tractor and probably his freedom, but dopeheads cheer him on... Dopeheads are idiots.
Better to be a pothead than an inbred moron! Now run along to your trailer park little boy and drink yourself into a stupor!
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It doesn't seem this guy's own parents are coming forward to bail out his dopey, stagnant ass from jail. It also seems his problem last week included parole, or probation violation. That means he has a continuing problem and has permanently damaged his brain with marijuana. There's only so much of this childish, destructive behavior a parent can take. Let the dopehead suffer his just rewards.

As we see in this discussion, destructive, rebellious, childish marijuana smokers support self-destruction, harming one's parents, destroying property, resisting authority and breaking probation. To them, society makes them do it.

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This is your brain on drugs in Howard Dean land.

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Tractors don't kill cop cars. People on tractors kill cop cars.

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He didn't do that.
Somebody else did that for him" _Obama(AKA the moron)

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Bringmedinner wrote:
It doesn't seem this guy's own parents are coming forward to bail out his dopey, stagnant ass from jail. It also seems his problem last week included parole, or probation violation. That means he has a continuing problem and has permanently damaged his brain with marijuana. There's only so much of this childish, destructive behavior a parent can take. Let the dopehead suffer his just rewards.
As we see in this discussion, destructive, rebellious, childish marijuana smokers support self-destruction, harming one's parents, destroying property, resisting authority and breaking probation. To them, society makes them do it.
Just so you know, I am Rogers sister and my family, including my parents support him! You know nothing of him, our family or the situation where only one side is being portrayed. As usual an ignorant person who is eager to jump to assumptions but clearly knows nothing of the truth! Before judging why don't you wait to find out all of the facts!

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Just so you know, I am Rogers sister and my family, including my parents support him! You know nothing of him, our family or the situation where only one side is being portrayed. As usual an ignorant person who is eager to jump to assumptions but clearly knows nothing of the truth! Before judging why don't you wait to find out all of the facts!
Please, tell us the facts, as you see them.

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Crushing half the police fleet?

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He is a redneck who thought he could make a name for himself, I live in the town have smoked pot for a long time even got busted smoking it, the cops know what people do in that town it's a small one
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just like islandpond police, they allow phony money to be cashed in our store kingdom market, they got the video aswell as the phony money, nothing was done about it, they know of the person that tore up the school grounds, they lie and tell everyone it was some one else,the town cop was caught by his own wife having afair with a young 16 year old girl in his own town cannan, guess what he still has his job. plus he lies to the legal system about everything he does, sits at his office collecting gossip of the ones who ruin the town and run the town of islandpond.thats why they get away with stuff cause its a clown act to try to hang with the good people in the town,WRONG they allow people to grow pot and sell there scripts to young people and so far three died as a result. talk about not doing there jobs. keep up the great work cops and law enforcement.
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the facts are that these cops have bothered this guys on more then just his arrest for pot, they harrassed this guy all the time and pushed him to do this action.and if they cant do it the legal way and stop harrassing the towns people and out of staters that come to this state then its a poor state.its pretty sad that they dont look at facts and what people do tell the law. there always wrong and they know it. there jobs are to protect n serve, not harrasss and run people out of there towns cause its those people that bring rev to this state and support the state. thats why this state going to hell.

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Mr_Bill wrote:
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Please, tell us the facts, as you see them.
Why?
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Crushing half the police fleet?
Only half? He must have had it in the wrong gear.

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