Texas Grand Jury: No Bill for Russell King, who Shot a State Trooper

Myra and Russell King of Haslet, Texas

U.S.A.-(AmmoLand.com)- On April 23, 2021, at about 2:15 p.m., Russell and Myra King, a married couple, were driving to their home in Haslet, Texas.

Haslet is a small community on the North edge of Tarrant County, part of the Fort Worth-Dallas metroplex.  It had been cloudy with showers all day, but the sun peeked from behind the clouds in the afternoon of the 23rd.

According to reports on nbcdfw.com, which includes video, Russell noticed two pickup trucks moving past him much faster than the traffic flow. One of the trucks exited the highway, the other pulled in front of him and brake-checked him (requiring the vehicle behind them to forcefully apply the brakes to avoid a collision).  The pickup truck is said to have followed them into a Walmart parking lot, with the driver giving them the finger, then pursuing them in traffic and making several dangerous maneuvers in the pursuit.

When the Kings arrived home, they backed into their garage and called 911. A few minutes later they were shocked to see the pickup in front of their house. Russell said he believed he saw the driver retrieve a gun from the vehicle.

What happened next is not in dispute. Here is the report on 28 April, from nbcdfw.com:

A state trooper who was shot in the shoulder near Haslet on Friday afternoon has been released from the hospital and the sole suspect is in custody, officials say.

The incident happened before 3 p.m. in the 500 block of Salida Road. Officials said they arrested one person at the scene.

The trooper was hospitalized at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth on Friday. His injuries were described as serious but not life-threatening, a MedStar spokesman said.  

Texas Department of Public Safety Lt. Lonny Haschel said Saturday that the trooper, a special agent assigned to the criminal investigation division, was released from the hospital.

Here is another report, originally from the Star-Telegram, also on April 28th.  From msn.com, reprinted from Fort Worth Star-Telegram:

Apr. 28—A man may have shot a Texas Department of Public Safety special agent on Friday near Haslet without knowing the man he fired on was a law enforcement officer approaching his residence, the agency said.

A caller to 911 reported that a pickup truck followed the caller to a house in the 14400 block of Mainstay Way and that he saw a man walking with a gun, according to a Fort Worth police call log.

The man who shot Special Agent William Wallace in the shoulder has not been charged, and DPS declined to release his name. Wallace was seriously injured but was released on Saturday from a hospital and is recovering at home.

The actions of Special Agent William Wallace were captured on the King’s live camera surveillance system, so there was no dispute.  From 5nbcdfw.com:

 The trooper, later identified as William Wallace, was a special agent assigned to criminal investigations and worked in plainclothes.  

“There was no identification whatsoever,” King said. “There was no vest. There was no badge. Just a brown shirt and jeans.”  

The doorbell video shows Wallace shouted “police” when he knocked on the door. King said he never heard it.  

Wallace was rushed to a hospital where he was treated and soon released.

In early reports, the Texas Department of Public Safety said Wallace was conducting an investigation. As reported on 23 April, from nbcdfw.com:

The trooper was driving an unmarked pickup and was conducting an investigation in the Haslet area when he encountered the suspect who shot him. The agent did not return fire, Haschel said.

Haschel declined to give details on the nature of the investigation or release the names of the suspect and officer.

Later reports did not mention any ongoing investigation involving the Kings.

On September 7,  It was reported a grand jury had decided there was no crime to be prosecuted. This is called a “no bill”. King said he felt intense relief when the grand jury declined to charge him with any criminal act.

Russell King was handcuffed, detained, and questioned in the back of a police car shortly after the incident. He was never arrested or held in custody. Russel King has no criminal record.

The Department of Public Safety has not released a report on the incident yet, saying it is still under investigation.

In this case, the door camera video does not clearly exonerate Russell King. Added to the testimony of the car chase, it becomes important.

Speculation: There is other digital evidence, perhaps vehicle logs, perhaps dashcam video, or other surveillance video evidence used in the investigation. Any mention of an ongoing investigation by William Wallace has disappeared, the reason for Wallace following the Kings to their home becomes suspect.

This is the first case this correspondent has read of where a peace officer was shot by a citizen, and no charges were brought, at least since 1900.


About Dean Weingarten:

Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of Constitutional Carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and retired from the Department of Defense after a 30-year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

Dean Weingarten

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Get Out
Get Out
1 day ago

IMOA and experience most people have recording device on them at all times. Break out your cell phone and begin recording the incident, even if nothing happens later. You’ll have documented the road rage for your own defense later too.

Boris Badenov
Boris Badenov
28 days ago

The gentleman got lucky, IMHO. I had an incident where a LEO was running a red light, on the wrong side of the road with no siren with a red light,,,until he saw me then crunch. Every LEO in the Western Hemisphere showed up, I got an attorney and he wanted the audio tapes of that time frame. Strangely the machine failed just then and….SO DID THE [email protected] BACKUP. I was driving my mons car, with her in it, windows down doing the speed limit. Weird

JimmyS
JimmyS
26 days ago
Reply to  Boris Badenov

He should have subpoenaed the database. It is common for higher-ups in the chain to rename or otherwise mislabel and thus bury evidence of wrongdoing. And when I say common, I mean that one can find a quick dozen examples of such with some research. Enough to realize that it is a recognized practice among various departments across the country. I am not claiming that every department chain of command does it, just that it is obviously common enough to be a well-known tactic. It is also obviously very illegal, but courts haven’t been willing to make examples out of… Read more »

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
26 days ago
Reply to  Boris Badenov

Sorry to hear about your case. Do you mind sharing how it ended? Were any of the enforcers held acccountable? FYI, if you go to the article to which Dean linked, the story is slightly different than how Dean described it. The NBC article indicated swarms of enforcers came, King was arrested and held in custody for some period of time. I don’t know which article is correct (the Texas Department of Public Safety has a massive voice prompt system and at the end they indicate they are all at home being paid for not working, on account of COVID-19… Read more »

Neanderthal75
Neanderthal75
25 days ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

Why yes, certainly we can trust whatever NBC reports, right? They have no political axes to grind, no slanted constructs to purvey! They’ll tell us the straight truth!

The comparative you use for analysis is more than just a little tainted! However, since it serves your purpose you will use it! Very telling.

Finnky
Finnky
1 day ago
Reply to  Neanderthal75

When story they provide goes against narrative they are selling – I think we can safely use their story as a baseline.

Boz
Boz
28 days ago

He used the Joe-Biden-approved method.

SK
SK
28 days ago

I would not have shot through the door. I would have told him to kiss my white a$$ and police are on the way. Another over zealous above the law cop. Screw him.

Ram
Ram
28 days ago

The trooper was speeding around, and then brake-checked a citizen,
and then engaged in harassment and intimidation of the citizen.
I was B-C’d once, because I knew the speed limit (35) in a mostly
residential area, I interfered with some idiot’s quest for a land
speed record. I’m glad that the soon to be former trooper survived.
While I don’t advocate for shooting through closed doors, at least this
connected with a perceived threat.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
28 days ago

BTW, if you call the Texas Department of Public Safety to get an update, after going through a number of prompts, you will be told everyone in communications is “working remotely” due to COVID-19. How brave – not quite as brave as the grocery store clerks who worked continuously throughout the outbreak, but kinda brave.

Thank them for their service.

Tionico
Tionico
28 days ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

thank the store clerks? Of COURSE I do, ever chance I get. They never harrass me for refusing to don the mug-nappie, are friendly and cooperative, and the checkers are VERY fast and efficient. The three most recent “close encounters” with LE merit NONE of that complementary language.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
28 days ago
Reply to  Tionico

Ours even say “have a nice day,” instead of “you got an ID on ya, bud?”

Beobear, to be clear, the “you got an ID on ya, bud?” was not said to me. I’ve heard that line over and over again on video recordings of enforcers demanding to see people’s papers for no legal reason.

Finnky
Finnky
1 day ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

Remember – everything is bigger in Texas. That includes LEO egos and PTO.

in actuality, my interactions with Texas LEOs has generally been cordial and professional.

Experience in other states (including CA) have been nowhere near as pleasant. To point of setting my young daughter to the side so they wouldn’t accidentally shoot her if they decided little-unarmed and stationary me was ‘a threat’ – which did not seem unlikely at the time. Stories from friends made my experiences appear tame.

Chris Mallory
Chris Mallory
28 days ago

Very simple way to prevent these encounters. Prohibit all LEOs from being in plain clothes or undercover. Require all LEOs to be identifiable as such from 500 feet (we can quibble over the distance, but many state laws require vehicle lights to be visible from that distance). No more unmarked or ghost decal cars.

Require any warrant service to be “Knock and wait until allowed in by the citizen.” An active shooter does not require a warrant. The rights and safety of citizens is more important than the safety of a government employee.

APG member
APG member
28 days ago
Reply to  Chris Mallory

And let them sit in their station until they are called, like firefighters.

JB
JB
28 days ago

I hate to say it, but GOOD ! If “law enforcement” gets to the point that they feel are above the law they swore to uphold, we become a fascist nation. I’m glad the officer will heal and I hope and pray that he and others learn a lesson from this incident.

CourageousLion
CourageousLion
28 days ago
Reply to  JB

He should be fired and never allowed to work in law enforcement again. PERIOD.

swmft
swmft
28 days ago
Reply to  CourageousLion

Drivers license taken, he can ride a bus

Tionico
Tionico
28 days ago
Reply to  swmft

or put on his Big Boy Pants and ride a bicycle. See how he likes the sudden downward slide on the totem pole of life.

Neanderthal75
Neanderthal75
28 days ago
Reply to  JB

We already are a fascist Nation or have you not been paying attention to the mainstream media, cultural icons and they’re cancel culture, Academia and its outrageous level of fascism, and the government using the irs, epa, and other bureaucracies to destroy innocent civilians lives?

JimmyS
JimmyS
26 days ago
Reply to  JB

We are there now. In every way.

Bubba
Bubba
1 month ago

After researching more of his incident and watching the video more closely. This is not a justified shooting.
I did not realize he shot through the door even after the Trooper identified himself as a LEO.

Their is more to this story. Time will tell if and when the redacted report is made public un-redacted.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
1 month ago
Reply to  Bubba

Both the statement from Haschel and my fictional account were farcical.

There is definitely more to the story and the redacted response to the FOIA request just made people more suspicious.

Stag
Stag
29 days ago
Reply to  Bubba

Try not to choke while deepthroating that boot.

JimmyS
JimmyS
29 days ago
Reply to  Bubba

With all due respect (which is none), go fuck yourself.

Beobear
Beobear
28 days ago
Reply to  JimmyS

Why? Because he responded based on logic instead of swearing and blustering and generalizing everything to fit a factless narrative as is normal here? Uh huh….

Russn8r
Russn8r
28 days ago
Reply to  Beobear

No, because of the copologia. You don’t give a crap about the thousands of innocents murdered by cops, e.g. Don Scott, Vicki & Sammy Weaver, The Branch Davidians, Tony Timpa, Daniel Shaver, LaVoy Finicum.

SAY THEIR NAMES

<crickets chirping>

Russn8r
Russn8r
28 days ago
Reply to  Beobear

SAY THEIR NAMES
<crickets chirping>

Neanderthal75
Neanderthal75
27 days ago
Reply to  Russn8r

Take your bigotry and racism and shove it up your ass!

Russn8r
Russn8r
27 days ago
Reply to  Neanderthal75

Racism? Typical thuggish low-IQ copsmoker strawman ad hominem that goes for discussion here.

I don’t even believe in race. So where does race come in? Because you think the names above are all “white”?

Think it’s ok for cops to murder people if they’re “white”?

Many of the Branch Davidians were innocent “blacks”.

And there’s George Floyd. He was a druggie, but he didn’t deserve to be murdered by your pals.

SAY THE NAMES OF YOUR VICTIMS

Last edited 27 days ago by Russn8r
Neanderthal75
Neanderthal75
25 days ago
Reply to  Russn8r

To date my dear bigot, my dear hater, my dear fob, I’ve not murdered anyone in my entire life!

Your fanaticism knows no bounds: you are not a competent person.

Russn8r
Russn8r
25 days ago
Reply to  Neanderthal75

No brains, no content.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
27 days ago
Reply to  Neanderthal75

It would be more interesting if you addressed the point Russn8r is making rather than having an emotional fit over the way he chose to make it.

Neanderthal75
Neanderthal75
25 days ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

Ah yes, just ignore the hate-filled fanatic and everything will be okay, as if you can actually engage in open, honest, empirical debate with an emotionally based fanatic.

He takes the slogan of BLM and then denies its origins: this proves how dishonest he really is!

Russn8r
Russn8r
25 days ago
Reply to  Neanderthal75

Stop evading like a coward. Say the names of your victims. It has nothing to do with race.

Russn8r
Russn8r
25 days ago
Reply to  Neanderthal75

SAY THEIR NAMES

Donald Scott
Vicky & Sammy Weaver
The Branch Davidians
Tony Timpa
Daniel Shaver
LaVoy Finicum
George Floyd
Tens of thousand of others.

Stop dancing around and SAY THEIR NAMES

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
25 days ago
Reply to  Neanderthal75

I don’t get the impression he is a “hate-filled fanatic.” You have called me almost the same thing and I support all good LEOs. Also, you have criticized LEOs. You believe the percentage of bad LEOs is far greater than Bubba’s estimate – should Bubba view you as a “hate-filled fanatic?” If you dialed-down your emotions you might find that there are some people here who have studied history (as you have indicated you have) and who look at what has been happening in the U.S. and they see similiarities with other totalitarian regimes. There has been a constant pandering… Read more »

JB
JB
28 days ago
Reply to  Bubba

ANY crook can yell “POLICE”. He was the aggressor and provided no justification for his aggression. I, and apparently the justice system believe the man had a right to defend himself and his family.

swmft
swmft
28 days ago
Reply to  Bubba

road rage is ROAD RAGE I hope they take his badge. the very least is an anger management for the entire squad, if one has this issue more than one has it

Finnky
Finnky
1 day ago
Reply to  swmft

I’d disagree, but … if other squad member’s did not share his issues they certainly failed to notice and report his problems. Best solution to bad cops is good cops turning them in and a strong internal affairs program. Everybody from top down must take a strong preemptive approach or they are all bad apples.

If departments are rooting out ‘bad apples’ they are monumentally failing in PR. Majority of us would trust them more IF they were providing evidence of efforts to clean up.

Neanderthal75
Neanderthal75
28 days ago
Reply to  Bubba

In this day and age of criminals masquerading as cops, I have no problem with him shooting through the door, and refusing to believe the guy was a cop especially after the guys behavior in brake checking, flipping him the bird, and then following him home!

These are not the actions of a bona fide cop! The guy apparently didn’t even have a bubble gum machine in his truck, which is another sure sign that the cop was not really a cop from the homeowners point of view.

StLPro2A
StLPro2A
28 days ago
Reply to  Bubba

If shooter was watching via his door cam, he could clearly see the doorknocker had no gun in his hands, and his demeanor/body language is not excited/agitated/aggressive….he calmly walked to the door….no angry dancing around…..no hostile body language….no LEO cautious actions…..no beating on the door….no visible threatening gun/weapon. Video looked like a friend coming to visit an old friend….like he had done many times before. If video is time complete, the shot was almost immediate, within seconds of door knock. Regardless, one is never justified to shoot through a locked/non-breached door. Take cover, call police, and await their arrival….unless the… Read more »

Last edited 28 days ago by StLPro2A
Russn8r
Russn8r
28 days ago
Reply to  StLPro2A

You don’t think the grand jury heard the rest of the story? Nice try with the rest of the COVER story.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
28 days ago
Reply to  StLPro2A

“There is more to this story than has been shared.”

I agree with you.

After being arrested and held in custody, King was not charged.

Is it possible that Special Agent William Wallace (chuckle), did something bad and the people who heard the evidence (which the Texas Department of Public Safety has still not shared almost five months later) concluded that Special Agent William Wallace was the aggressor?

Russn8r
Russn8r
28 days ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

Special Agent William Wallace dishonors his namesake. He should change it to Special A-Hole Edward Longshanks.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
28 days ago
Reply to  Russn8r

I’m not saying Special Agent William Wallace should be drawn and quartered, but it would be interesting to hear the rest of the story.

Typically, when government employees are not transparent about something like this, they have something to hide and they don’t hesitate to try and hide that something.

Russn8r
Russn8r
28 days ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

$100 says all you ever hear is the rest of the cover story.

Still waiting for Bubba Gump & fellow copsuckers to SAY THEIR NAMES.

Chirp…Chirp…Chirp…

Sweet. At least 3 crybaby butthurts signals already! LOL. These gumps are mental shrimps, but one thing the can do is hover for the Quickdraw McDownvote!

Last edited 28 days ago by Russn8r
JSNMGC
JSNMGC
28 days ago
Reply to  Russn8r

I’m not taking that bet.

Some posters only like to make broad statements about there only being “a few bad apples.” When you get into specific cases and point out that 100% of the enforcers present were bad, they retreat to their broad statements.

Russn8r
Russn8r
28 days ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

Seems to be a dozen or so Low-IQ enforcers, copsuckers & sock pups here to try to keep 2A activists on the res, using lame smokescreens, deflection, evasion, red herrings, muddying pools, poisoning wells, pulling the rug out, that sort of thing.

Beobear
Beobear
28 days ago
Reply to  Bubba

I agree that shooting through a door is almost always a bad idea unless the threat on the other side has shot at you. As for the “trooper”, it’s not reasonable for a trooper to behave like that so that’s enough for the average person to reasonably believe that the aggressor was not a law enforcement officer even if he claimed to be. The trooper did not identify himself in any other way other than verbally which in the context of this case could very well have not been heard by the home owner. The trooper was 100% in the… Read more »

Stag
Stag
1 month ago

Good!

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
1 month ago

Interesting summary of events from the enforcers:

“The trooper was driving an unmarked pickup and was conducting an investigation in the Haslet area when he encountered the suspect who shot him. The agent did not return fire, Haschel said.”

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
1 month ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

Hey – I just quoted the government. I guess another way to describe what happened would be: “Road-raging enforcer in an unmarked vehicle perceived some slight from a lowly civilian (who did nothing wrong) and chased the civilian who fled to his home. Enraged at the audacity of the civilian for not recognizing his beard of authority, the enforcer followed the civilian to his home, retrieved a firearm from his vehicle and pounded on the trembling civilian’s door. In fear of his life, the civilian told the mysterious road-rager to leave, further enraging the enforcer who was positive his beard was visible. The… Read more »

Bubba
Bubba
1 month ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

You should write a crime fiction book.
Stop vilifying us. the .01% of bad cops are a very small minority.
We are not all bad. Without us the country would be run by Federal Enforcers.
How about offering a solution?
We need to stick together.
We don’t have the numbers to infight.

The difference between them (the left) and us is we can go have a beer after this reply and have a good time as friends. 😉

Last edited 1 month ago by Bubba
JSNMGC
JSNMGC
1 month ago
Reply to  Bubba

I live in a small town in Wyoming. Last summer BLM and Antifa announced they were going to march through a nearby tourist town (the town does not have a large population, but a lot of people visit the town in the summer, fall, and winter so it has a lot of businesses and a lot of people walking around). I am active in politics and I was asked if I wanted to join a counter protest. I agreed and brought a large sign on which I had written “I Support All Good LEOs” in big letters. In small letters,… Read more »

swmft
swmft
28 days ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

I hope he has the guts to listen. the good police doing nothing is worse than if they were all bad. all bad is simple start over; with apathetic pay check cops in the majority the good ones get marginalized ,and the bad ones get worse.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
28 days ago
Reply to  swmft

I don’t know him, but his response to this event was to comment on the imprudent act of shooting through the door. According to the article Dean linked to, King was arrested and held in custody for some time after a lot of enforcers responded to the call, but it appears as though some evidence was later presented that King was the victim. It’s been almost five months since the event and the Texas Department of Public Safety has still not explained why Special Agent William Wallace (parents had a sense of humor) chased King around and followed him to… Read more »

JimmyS
JimmyS
26 days ago
Reply to  swmft

At least some officials agree with you, and that “good” cops have a duty to prevent the “. 01” from committing crimes against citizens under color of law. See Cariol’s Law.

JimmyS
JimmyS
29 days ago
Reply to  Bubba

The solution, the Constitutional one, is for police to largely not exist at all, except for county sheriffs. Since none of you “good cops” want to push back against the corrupt and criminal federal agencies that you seem to be threatening us with, in mafia- style shakedown fashion, you pretty much show me what you think passes for “good cop”. I disagree.

But the main ideological difference between us is you laugh at my right to disagree, and I stand by it, while also reserving my other rights, including the right to bear arms in self-defense.

Russn8r
Russn8r
29 days ago
Reply to  JimmyS

Sure are a lot of thin-skinned copsuckers downvoting righteous posts.

We need fewer paid cops. The role should be to aid – not supplant – armed-trained-indemnified civilian sheriff posses, community watch, individual self-defense, etc. Any qualified immunity should apply equally to the armed civilian & the pro.

Last edited 29 days ago by Russn8r
Knute Knute
Knute Knute
29 days ago
Reply to  Russn8r

Watch now as even the word “copsuckers” gets this post either downvoted, or more likely censored. Either way, I wiped out at least one set of their bought and paid for votes.

Russn8r
Russn8r
29 days ago
Reply to  Knute Knute

Thanks. Back at you!

CourageousLion
CourageousLion
28 days ago
Reply to  JimmyS

If Constitutional Militias were in existence we wouldn’t need police at all. Every member would have arrest powers for CRIMES. Which have a VICTIM involved. Imagine a country where well regulated and trained militia members were armed and were teachers, factory workers, post men, truck drivers, Uber drivers, McDonalds workers etc etc…WHO in their right mind would want to rob, rape and pillage? And if they weren’t in their right mind, well…too bad for them. The Sheriff of the County could be the head militia honcho and the militia members would ALL be members of his Posse.

Chris Mallory
Chris Mallory
28 days ago
Reply to  JimmyS

The US Constitution says nothing about county sheriffs or local law enforcement. The matter is left solely to the state and local governments. There should be next to no Federal LEOs, the Constitution only gives the Feds authority over treason, counterfeiting, piracy, and the rules and regulations for the military (the UCMJ).

JimmyS
JimmyS
26 days ago
Reply to  Chris Mallory

The office of the Sherriff is several centuries old, as is the practice and validity of common law as the law of the land. When the Constitution was signed, statutory law (the law that the government uses to keep its slaves under the heel of its boot) had been used to tyrannize the colonists. As per the legal foundations of English law, upon which our nation was based, common law was meant to be the law of the land, and statutory law was (and the Constitution is a prime example) meant to define and restrict the power and scope of… Read more »

Roland T. Gunner
Roland T. Gunner
28 days ago
Reply to  JimmyS

Largely not exist. And grt the law out of the way of citizens protecting and defending themselves.

Knute Knute
Knute Knute
29 days ago
Reply to  Bubba

Nobody said you are ALL bad, let alone you personally. We’re only pointing out that your “.01 percent” number is a vast understatement of the reality.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
29 days ago
Reply to  Knute Knute

It should go without saying, but it needed to be said.

swmft
swmft
28 days ago
Reply to  Knute Knute

1or 2% good 80% apathetic the rest bad, if you could flip the paycheck chasers to good side would be great. Problem is they are chasing $ more to be had on the bad side.

Roland T. Gunner
Roland T. Gunner
28 days ago
Reply to  swmft

Extra jobs and overtime scams.

Knute Knute
Knute Knute
29 days ago
Reply to  Bubba

Is this also fiction, in your opinion?
This is the first case this correspondent has read of where a peace officer was shot by a citizen, and no charges were brought, at least since 1900.”
Also (assuming that you will not try to portray this as “fiction”), do you think that this is indicative of the increasing demand from the people for less police harassment, or is it more indicative of a failure of his department to support Special Agent Wallace?

Knute Knute
Knute Knute
28 days ago
Reply to  Knute Knute

No answer to the question? Only downvotes?
Does the cat have your typing fingers? 🙂
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0YIJQ1jgEI
<crickets chirping>

Russn8r
Russn8r
28 days ago
Reply to  Bubba

“Stop vilifying us.” Who’s us? We vilify bad cops, not all cops. See “your picture here”?

Cops who lie about the prevalence of bad cops, are bad cops, as are cops who cover & make excuses for them.

I’ve yet to see a cop or ex-cop even say the names of victims like Don Scott, The Weavers, The Branch Davidians, Tony Timpa, LaVoy Finicum & Daniel Shaver, let alone condemn the culture that enabled their murders & let the killers off.

“We need to stick together”? Who’s we? Cops who lie & cover aren’t on our side: It’s not infighting.

Last edited 28 days ago by Russn8r
swmft
swmft
28 days ago
Reply to  Bubba

I worked for dea and MY experience is MOST are bad the few good ones are afraid to turn them in we called it the Serpico effect

CourageousLion
CourageousLion
28 days ago
Reply to  Bubba

You’re not all bad?

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Norm
Norm
28 days ago
Reply to  CourageousLion

I wonder who “Dr” Higgs will call for help.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
28 days ago
Reply to  Norm

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/idaho-police-shoot-kill-man-after-call-to-garden-city-home-here-s-what-we-know/ar-BB1fBR2o

Careful who you call.

The enforcers said the guy threatened them – I don’t believe the enforcers (far too many have been caught on video lying).

Roland T. Gunner
Roland T. Gunner
28 days ago
Reply to  Bubba

.01% of “bad cops” are “bad” in the sense of truly corrupt, dealing dope, stealing dope, taking bribes. Then there is the majority that play fast and easy with the law, with civil rights, with the unadulterated truth when is comes to probable cause, search warrants, citizen interactions and civil rights. If you deny that you are only fooling yourself.

Grigori
Grigori
1 month ago

Good to see that some Grand Juries will not automatically rubber stamp a “True Bill” on every case the PTB bring before them.

Henry Bowman
Henry Bowman
1 month ago
Reply to  Grigori

Fully informed juries are the bane of all tyranny.

Roland T. Gunner
Roland T. Gunner
28 days ago
Reply to  Henry Bowman

I thought that was rifles and gunpowder?

Russn8r
Russn8r
28 days ago

Those with rifles & gunpower are still effectively disarmed & defenseless if they accept false, treasonous dogmas:

1) Unlimited Submission to Power (the prevailing subversive interpretation of Romans 13 & 1 Peter ii that was discredited before the Dutch Revolt, the English Civil War, and the American Revolution. See Jonathan Mayhew’s 1750 sermon at https://thefederalistpapers.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Pulpit-of-the-American-Revolution-.pdf).

2) Supreme Court = sole-final arbiter of constitutionality (nothing in Constitution says or implies that, quite the contrary).

3) OBEY all orders, laws & decrees, however patently unconstitutional or unconscionable, unless-until a court says otherwise.

Henry Bowman
Henry Bowman
28 days ago
Reply to  Russn8r

Quite correct!!

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Russn8r
Russn8r
28 days ago
Reply to  Henry Bowman

Yep. What good is 2A to anyone whose dogma won’t let them exercise it?

“The purpose of 2A is resistance to tyranny, but only if the tyrants or the Supreme Court give us permission to resist.”

Henry Bowman
Henry Bowman
28 days ago
Reply to  Russn8r

That’s why I gave you beaucoup thumbs-up for your comment to Roland.

Russn8r
Russn8r
28 days ago
Reply to  Henry Bowman

Beaucoup thanks! At least 4 butthurt Bubba Gump Mental Shrimp copsmokers downvoted. LOL: “Over the Target, Mission Accomplished!”

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Henry Bowman
Henry Bowman
25 days ago
Reply to  Russn8r

I laugh at these trolls. They scour the comments sections to downvote the based guys AS IF that matters to any of us! Yes, they are LOSERS!!
…Which is why I occasionally tell them this:

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Russn8r
Russn8r
25 days ago
Reply to  Henry Bowman

Yep. It’s a hoot getting under a low-IQ crybaby JBT’s thin skin.

Henry Bowman
Henry Bowman
25 days ago
Reply to  Russn8r

Probably not a JBT, but a bootlicker. JBT’s are too busy treading to be able to downvote you within a couple minutes of your post.

How about that.

Henry Bowman
Henry Bowman
28 days ago

Rifles & ammo for when ballot boxes & juries fail to keep government (and big banks, big pharma, & other ‘bigs’) in check.

Russn8r
Russn8r
28 days ago
Reply to  Henry Bowman

Yep, fair trial is impossible without fully informed juries. Loyal American Refuseniks & Resistors had better rediscover that, and quick. So… another self-inflicted wound, belief in a subversive false dogma that leaves us defenseless: 4) Juries can only judge facts, not constitutionality, not the law, not whether the application is selective, not whether the potential punishment unconscionable or disproportionate, not whether the judge is biased or corrupt. None of the framers believed that crap. Quite the contrary. “…in criminal cases…the jury…for the security of life and liberty, is intrusted with the power of deciding both law and fact.” -Alexander Hamilton… Read more »

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