Archive for the ‘Trust the police’ Category
Cope’s is done buying and selling with New York police. I haven’t bought from them in, like, a decade. Guess I’ll have to find something to get from them soon. I had been planning on getting a side-charging ASA after things cooled off (much easier to work with my ever useless mitts), but Olympic’s announcement has moved them up higher in the stack. Since they sell the only other 7.62×39 Stoner-pattern rifle that works, maybe one of those?
One of the Bay Area’s most prominent radical activists of the era, Richard Masato Aoki was known as a fierce militant who touted his street-fighting abilities. He was a member of several radical groups before joining and arming the Panthers, whose members received international notoriety for brandishing weapons during patrols of the Oakland police and a protest at the state Capitol.
But unbeknownst to his fellow activists, Aoki had served as an FBI intelligence informant, covertly filing reports on a wide range of Bay Area political groups, according to the bureau agent who recruited him.
“We’re not trying to defeat the Second Amendment advocates. We’re not trying to refute anyone’s right to bear arms,” Harrell said. “We’re just asking the question, are we at an unprecedented level of gun violence and now should our laws change?”
Ideas range from banning large ammunition clips to not honoring concealed weapons permits from other states.
Cop punches onlooker in throat – bummer, onlooker is state Supreme Court justice. Initial complaint? Dismissed. I have no illusion the only reason this is being looked into is due to the office the victim holds; IA says as much on page 2. Where is Boxer? Did that truck say the Knackers?
Despite the arrest, Lowe was allowed to travel in January 2009 with then-Chief Gil Kerlikowske and a contingent of officers to join other departments in beefing up security for the inauguration of President Obama. That angered some rank-and-file officers who thought Lowe benefited from preferential treatment.
You don’t say?
Picked up and finished Fast and Furious – as suggested by Joe; short book, especially for someone that’s been following along since the beginning. The nicest part of the book, for me, was the timeline in the appendix; the writing was workmanlike, as one would expect in a straight true crime writeup.
If you’ve been keeping up, the book is completely review; purchase it to support the author. If aren’t read up, or are only vaguely aware that there is a gunwalking scandal, you should read the book to get up to speed. Why the Mexican government isn’t raising a big stink is obvious – a half-billion dollar payoff. Why Congress isn’t raising more of a stink is less obvious, but it’s early days yet.