TYRANNY in D.C.: Man arrested for spent .270 round, holster, and a misfired 12 ga. shell
TYRANNY in D.C.: Man arrested for spent .270 round, holster, and a misfired 12 ga.
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#1 Oct 25, 2013
TYRANNY in D.C.: Man arrested for spent .270 round, holster, and a misfired 12 ga. shellGuns Save Life.com ^ | Oct 24, 2013 Posted on Thu Oct 24 2013 08:43:18 GMT-0500 (CDT) by KeyLargo
TYRANNY in D.C.: Man arrested for spent .270 round, holster, and a misfired 12 ga. shell October 24, 2013Can you imagine a place in America where a law-abiding citizen with no criminal record would be arrested for possessing a spent .270 Winchester round and a misfired 12-ga. shotgun shell?Well, you dont have to imagine.It is our nations capital, Washington D.C.Its a place where scumbags commit all sorts of violent crimes and the low-information politicians there have enacted city ordinances only a tyrant could love.Including a ban on ammunition for most.Even spent cartridges. And misfired cartridges.Dont you feel safer?Emily Miller at the Washington Times is covering the story that the mainstream media has ignored.
#2 Dec 15, 2013
It isnt long before Serpicos high ideals take a hit. Many within his department have a sense of entitlement and violate the ethics code at will. They demand free meals from diners, ignore emergency calls, abuse suspects, andmost glaringlytake kickbacks from gamblers and other criminals.They expect Serpico to join this racket, but he resists, and is shocked that no one else seems to share his principles. After he is handed a mysterious stash of money, in an effort to buy his silence, he alerts the proper authorities, hoping they will end the secret payoffs. But nothing transpireseven as the graft and corruption grow worse.Word gets out that Serpico is trying to upend the police forceor rather, clean it upand virtually the entire force turns against him. He is called a wierdo, a psycho, and of course a rat. Fellow officers try to frame him in an immoral sexual liason. They transfer him from one division to the next, hoping to demoralize him. Hes warned again and again not to push any further, lest he wind up face down in the East River.Serpicos fight evolves into the surreal, when a fellow officer tells him:Frank, lets face itwho can trust a cop that wont take money? and when Serpico confesses, in turn, to his girlfriend,Its amazing, its incredible, but I feel like a criminal because I didnt take money.By now, Serpicos life is in serious dangerand not as much from the criminals, as his fellow officers. They want him gone, silencedif necessary, dead.Undaunted, Serpico marches on. He thinks he has found an official, Captain McClain, within the department, who promises him a genuine investigation, provided he doesnt go public, and meets him under Hells Gate Bridge in Queens. The ensuing conversation goes from bad to worse, as Serpico realizes he is being stalled and betrayed yet again. McClain warns Serpico never to go to an outsider, because we wash our own laundry around here.... You could be brought up on charges. Did you hear me, Serpico? Stay away from this!Serpico (shouting):Wher e am I going to go?McClain:You just wait until you hear from me!Serpico:Ive been waiting a year and a half!At that point, McClain turns his back and stomps away, leaving Serpico to fend for himself. Finally, Serpico explodes in rage, with words that echo throughout the borough, Its my life, you [expletive]!Most of us will never be in a situation anywhere near as perilous as Serpico was, and yet most of us have likely witnessed wrongdoing of some kind, and triedor been challengedto correct it. Anyone who has ever done so, only to run into a brick wall, can identify with the frustration, the fury and sheer agony Frank Serpico experiences when trying to act out his conscience.
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