Monday, July 8, 2013

Inspiration for, and purpose of, this blog

This blog is inspired by the anonymous posting two days ago (highlighted yesterday in a comment on the Huffington Post) of the home addresses of the Nevada police officers who have been sued for their violent 2011 invasion of  the home of Anthony Mitchell, a totally innocent citizen (ultimately cleared of the trumped-up charges filed against him) -- an invasion mounted, without a warrant, solely because Mitchell had the temerity to politely decline the officers' request to use his home as a command post for a police operation in the neighborhood.  More details available at Courthouse News Service,Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, CopblockReason, Las Vegas Review-Journal, WND, Ilya Somin of Volokh Conspiracy, Marc J. Randazza, and  Pat Dollard,

The purpose of blog is to help see that these police officers (and perhaps other police officers who invade the homes of innocent citizens) are hoisted by their own petard. For you to be hoisted by your own petard is for you "to suffer harm from a plan by which you had intended to harm someone else."  The phrase derives from old English; a "petard" was a bomb, and the phrase was invented by Shakespeare to describe a bomber literally being blown up by his own bomb.

In this case, the police officers intended to, and did, harm Anthony Mitchell by disturbing the sanctity of his home.  They violently invaded his home, pointed guns at him, shot him and his dog (it turned out with non-lethal rounds), which led him to believe he was mortally wounded, and brutally arrested him.  They did all this without a warrant.  They did this because Mitchell said "no" when they asked if they could take over his house for an operation. Had he handed the officers the keys when they first asked to use his house, none of this would have happened.  His only "crime" was in standing up for his right to occupy his own home, and refusing to give in voluntarily to bullying by the police officers.

Would it not be fitting if, as a result, these police officers experienced at least some disturbance in the sanctity of their own homes that they visited on Mitchell, by having their home addresses and other publicly available information widely disseminated on the internet, so that interested citizens have the information needed to lawfully and peacefully protest these actions at the homes of the police officers who were involved?  Wouldn't a practice of widely disseminating such information about all police officers who invade the homes of innocent civilians tend to encourage police officers to think twice about taking such actions in the future?  That is the basic idea behind this blog.  It is hardly original -- for more, consult the first several paragraph of the text file anonymously posted with information about the officers.

14 comments:

  1. The term is not Old or even Middle English. Shakespeare wrote in modern English. Unless you meant it's just an old phrase coined by Shakespeare.

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  2. Consider posting the historical case of the Don Scott murder... cops swore out a fake drug warrant so as to raid his Malibu ranch and seize it. Scott was shot to death during the raid, and no drugs were ever found.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Donald_P._Scott
    http://www.saveourguns.com/scott001.htm

    The DA of the next county over, prepared a report claiming that the true motive of the raid was asset forfeiture --
    http://www.fear.org/chron/denoce.txt

    But no criminal charges were ever filed against anyone involved.

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  3. Yeah, big balls posting this anonymously and putting my family in danger. Chickenshit motherfucker.

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    1. Burn in hell, you filthy pig! And may your family burn with you.

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  4. It couldn't happen to a nicer jack-booted thug, Pat.

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  5. Sounds as though Sgt Waller is someone you may not want as a police officer, or perhaps some animals are more equal than others.

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  6. I wouldn't want these insane police officers to know anything about me. It seems they believe they are above the law.

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    1. They KNOW they are. They got away with murdering Eric Scott in cold blood. Damn them, and damn their entire department.

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  7. Unfortunately, it seems that you are either:

    1. Misinformed concerning the facts of this case

    2. Intentionally dishonest, a liar.

    I'd place my money on number 2.

    There is significantly more to the story of Anthony Mitchell and the circumstances surrounding his arrest. Those "trumped up" charges weren't dismissed for cause, they were dropped due to the lack of a backbone by the administration of the PD.

    But don't let little things like facts and the truth get in the way.

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    1. And GD lying MLVPD pig? Damn you murdering swill for your treason, and damn your families with you!

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    2. Let's hope you never need the services of these "GD lying NLVPD" pigs. But you can guarantee if you did, they'd have the class and professionalism to help you. Not that you deserve it.

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  8. I dunno, I'd say that someone who provocatively claims that there is "significantly more to the story," and fails utterly to provide any details or cite any sources corroborating such a claim, is intentionally dishonest, a liar.

    Every single one of the thugs involved in the invasion of Anthony Mitchell's home should be fired, and deserve to get their asses sued off, period. This is unconscionable and unacceptable.

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  9. There comes a time in every one's life, that the obvious is so blatant, that to ignore incites riot or oblivion!

    And these are the cold-hard facts of reality"

    "But whether the Constitution really be one thing, or another, this much is certain – that it has either authorized such a government as we have had, or has been powerless to prevent it. In either case it is unfit to exist."

    Lysander Spooner (http://www.lysanderspooner.org/.)

    The solution is to be honorable in everything you do in life and let life provide the rest, even if its death for doing the honorable thing when all else would deny honor our just support!

    Why?

    One heart with courage is a Majority!....:)

    Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzgVdX7FtS8

    Most graciously....'In Honor We Trust'
    Arthur
    Link: http://www.seagov.net/
    Notice: U.P.C. Applicable.
    P.S.: Please forgive any syntax or grammatical errors.

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