User Profile: johnbarlycorn

johnbarlycorn

Member Since: February 24, 2011

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  • [1] July 31, 2014 at 10:16am

    There are qualitative differences between the case you sight and this one.
    If I was a person arrested for any crime in that county by Rodden and that case rested on an oath by Rodden, that required a jury to believe an official statement or testimony, that had soliciting, prostitution, perjury, official misconduct, spouse abuse, inter-state transportation for sex trafficking, I would be demanding a mistrial if previously convicted.
    The unfortunate thing about authority, responsibility, and the public trust is that this trust requires accountability if it is to be maintained.
    I am reminded of the late career of General Patraeus. Some here think of him as a hero. Few remember that he was and is bound by the UCMJ just as the hundreds of soldiers that he disciplined for the same type of unlawful and immoral liaison.
    An oath is an oath. Follow it or be gone.
    Thank you.

  • [3] July 31, 2014 at 8:43am

    This is vile and a tragedy for Mrs. Rodden and her children. It is a bit ironic that of all the corruption in Indiana this Anticorruption group focused on this flawed and weak man.
    I have said it before and say it again; another case of law enforcement industry entitlement syndrome. I note that Rodden is not seen in his festooned uniform with 8 stars on his collar – thank goodness.
    Thank you.

  • [1] July 31, 2014 at 8:28am

    This is a time in my life, and there have been a few and suspect each of us has had them, when all I see is destruction.
    I believe Mr. Luttrell is a warrior in the classic sense of the term. I also believe that warriors and other figures that are presented to the public are used for things that run contrary to a code of honor, service, sacrifice.
    I believe Mr. Kyle was a warrior in the 21st Century sense of that term. To my mind Mr. Ventura was and is the prototype for this 21st Century warrior. Leveraging military service into a celebrity/ business/ political franchise.
    Emotion runs high. Facts seem irrelevant to all sides.
    I would ask that those that have – take the high road. Those that have not, but shout the loudest – learn and exercise some restraint.
    Within the Marine Corps, among those that have served in ground combat in a particular MOS, we all know who is real and who is an imposter/ poser. The poser is shunned and the real Marines retain the dignity of the institution and the brotherhood.
    None of this is good for the Navy, the SEALS, Mrs. Kyle, the Kyle children, or the country.
    A more profitable line of inquiry might be the circumstances surrounding the murder of Mr. Kyle and the dealings of the business partners in Craft.
    God bless Mrs. Kyle and here children and God bless the United States of America.
    Thank you.

  • [1] July 30, 2014 at 8:08am

    @ covi2955,
    Sir/ Ma’am,
    Thank you for your comments and different point of view.
    I for one believe and act as the head of my family. Each generation in our family has a head that acts the same as I and my wife do. We take responsibility for our lives, those of our children, grandchildren, property, friends and neighbors.
    I will share two stories, but there are literally hundreds that can be recounted. Here n southwest FL a former Collier county sheriff department employee sodomized a 15 year old boy. The employee was fired after a prolonged investigation, received the minimum sentence and upon release from prison one year of probation. Now, I ask you does this right this evil to this child? Is this child somehow made whole and well by this?
    Recently two Naples FL law enforcement employees, cohabitating, got into a shootout with each other in front of the females children in their house. One was KIA and the other WIA. I ask you, and frankly I don’t give a rip about the two employees, how are those children going to be made whole and live a normal, God fearing, productive life? The kicker to this story is the Naples PD PIO saying that this was tragic but everyone needs to understand how stressful law enforcement work is!
    No, for us, we take every precaution and due without in order to protect the innocent. I suggest this country would not be half as screwed up as it is if everyone did the same.
    Thank you.

  • [3] July 29, 2014 at 3:32pm

    Killing is a way to remove a threat. I believe what this man did in defense of his mother was appropriate. I also believe, as is the case many times with commenters here, diminishing the act of killing is either part of a nihilistic culture many have adopted or bravado on the part of those that do not understand the weight your soul must bear for all of eternity for taking a life.
    In my experience those that revel in and fantasize about the act are dangerous and an active helper of the devils’ plans on this earth.
    Thank you.

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  • [2] July 29, 2014 at 3:18pm

    Seeking an opportunity to kill with ready made excuses. Wow. What a hero you are.
    I have always found those that kill animals, other than hunting for food or to keep a herd healthy, is an indicator of a psychotic.
    Wouldn’t it be more fun to have the animal tied down so you can take multiple shots wounding your way to a kill?
    Sarcastic but I have nothing but scorn for you and your type.
    Thank you.

  • [5] July 29, 2014 at 12:03pm

    For the life of me; connecting with the congregation, the neighborhood etc. is exactly the answer to 90% of what the police state does.
    Adults taking responsibility for their lives, family, property, and that of their neighbors is quickest and most effective way to peacefully stop the spread of the law enforcement industry’s police state.
    Other than the rare exception of an active shooter or hostage situation, law enforcement should be like the Maytag Man – waiting by the phone and bored.
    Thank you.

  • [10] July 29, 2014 at 11:50am

    @ Theblurbrown,
    Sir/ Ma’am,
    I, my wife, our children and their children all view all law enforcement as a potential threat. Why? Not because we engage in criminal activity nor are we anti- law enforcement. I and two of our children worked for a time in law enforcement. No, we believe in keeping the innocent safe and with increasing frequency the meaning of that word and the activities of the law enforcement industry are mutually exclusive.
    Does this mean we believe all law enforcement employees are evil and criminals? No. The point is that the statistics point to the reasonable and responsible answer: a family member, a member of the congregation, a firemen, or an EMT have a much lower probability of harming a child. We come down on the side of safety as should any parent or grandparent.
    Unfortunately we now live in a world with reports of pedophilia, rape, sodomy, prostitution, drug dealing, and other crimes committed by law enforcement employees are not rare nor isolated.
    With regard to defending yourself in court, unless their is overwhelming video evidence to support your claims there is little chance the legal system will weigh in your favor.
    Thank you.

  • [24] July 29, 2014 at 10:36am

    Sir/ Ma’am,
    Well past 50 and I too remember a time that was sane and law enforcement was not a potential domestic terror organization. We are not at the “Thunder Dome” point yet but reflecting on my own past it is clear we are headed that way.
    It appears maturity, honesty, bravery, and morality are in short supply in the union controlled government monopoly industry of law enforcement.
    Thank you.

  • [13] July 29, 2014 at 10:26am

    @ lvfreemontst,
    Sir/ Ma’am, If this were 20 years ago your comment would be valid. If there were not mountains of evidence of an explosion of law enforcement criminality coast to coast your comment would be valid.
    In my opinion the revolving 15 to 20 year cycle in this government monopoly industry is taking a decidedly turn for the worse.
    As a naturalized mixed race American my experience may be different from yours. However, as a youngster I never feared a peace officer or a policemen. As a youngster, Cub and Boy Scout, I was raised to respect their job and to assist them as part of being a good citizen.
    Somewhere things have gone completely off the rails. In the past a degree was not necessary to be hired by a department. What was necessary, as a general statement, was maturity, situational awareness, competence, a clean record, and morality. The old guard is not being replaced by employees with these attributes, heck most have waivers due to past criminal behavior, but they have the exact opposite.
    I could never understand how a grown man or woman, with body armor, a number of weapons, the divine spark of reason, routinely draws the last tool of choice as the first.
    I wish this were only isolated incidents and only with domesticated animals but it is not.
    Insulting a commenters intelligence says more about you then refuting their point with sound logic.
    Thank you.

  • [3] July 25, 2014 at 12:43pm

    TIH2014,
    Sir,
    At least in my case it is not hatred of law enforcement but I agree some here are unhinged on the subject. No what I object to is the stupidity of the police state. There was a time when we had peace officers and qualified police departments out-thinking a jerk or working a problem was the rule not the exception.
    You did put out one thing of great importance to any taxpayer; law enforcement employees working other jobs in their work clothes. I am not sure of the law in CO but many times the employee is getting paid by a private entity and yet potential litigation/ settlement for activity conducted in this second employment falls on the wallets of the tax payer.
    When, I do hope it is soon, tax payers wake up to the scam that law enforcement is running on public funds I think there will be heck to pay.
    Thank you.

  • [11] July 24, 2014 at 6:32pm

    You have hit on the golden secret of the law enforcement industry: settlement requirements. Who pays all enforcement abuse settlement? The tax payer. Does the tax payer receive information on the number and amount of settlements for abuse each year? Most places no. Why? An agreement with the city attorney, union, department, and politicians.
    There is no issue here unless you are a tax payer looking to see how your money is spent.
    Thank you.

  • [20] July 24, 2014 at 6:17pm

    With this overweight baboon in a management position you are correct. One reason why law enforcement is having a problem in retaining qualified, mature, oath keeping, moral officers is because of the lack of professionalism and unethical practice in management ranks.
    Think that is poppycock? Go to any of the chief websites; it is a topic that they are concerned about because those they are forced to retain would not pass the smell test 20 15 or even 10 years ago.
    Joe Black, another faux military wannabe wearing captain’s bars. Just a fake with the ability to be stupid and bully. You did see the thumb wrist lock didn’t you? How totally arsine. All he had to do is allow this intoxicated guy to talk himself into or out of a legitimate charge. But no. His self image would not allow a mature approach.
    It is pretty clear there are no height weight standards or psychical fitness standards to be a member of that department.
    One encounter at a time law enforcement is literally assuring the destruction of the society.

  • July 24, 2014 at 4:40pm

    I read your comments and you are spot on. 1911 you are dating yourself. The most important thing is accountable and that accountability needs to be shared with the training officer and the supervisor.
    Unqualified employees that are working are in those positions because management is not doing their job.
    A local note: The two Naples FL cohabitating law enforcement employees that exchanged rounds in front of her children earlier this month ending in one KIA and one WIA; she had a negligent discharge over a year ago – shooting herself – and was retrained.
    Thank you.

  • [1] July 24, 2014 at 4:27pm

    Hmm.
    It is impossible for a Glock or any other weapon to “accidentally discharge”. The weapon or weapon system must be loaded and 99.5% of the time the mechanical safety (dependent upon bolt design) must be put in the off/ hot position.
    This is not, not and “accidental discharge”. What this is, is a negligent discharge of a service weapon.
    A negligent discharge occurs when the fool with the weapon fails to follow established technique.
    The law enforcement employee, Cline, has proved empirically that he is a danger to himself and more importantly to the public at large.
    The standard for the industry is to give a written letter of deficiency and retrain him.
    In my opinion this is not a question of training. This is a question of maturity, responsibility, situational awareness, and suitability to the task.
    Go ahead and have your fun. We all know the dangers on the range pre – during – post live fire with law enforcement employees. The frequency and lackadaisical attitude towards negligent discharges is compound by the switch to semi automatic handguns.
    I will also point out that Sheriff’s Lt. Jana Abens is either unprepared, incompetent, or failing to protect the safety of the population by minimizing the seriousness of this incident.
    Thank you.

  • [2] July 24, 2014 at 2:09pm

    Your post and that of MurryAZ are the two most cogent and concise containing real information I have ever read on this site concerning the law enforcement industry.
    It would be of benefit to all if all the wanabe’s would focus their rants and provide real information like this.
    To both of you on behalf of readers, thank you.

  • July 24, 2014 at 10:08am

    BB,
    We agree! “Any Law Enforcement job is never about yourself, you must have a love for your fellow man, no matter who they are. And forget about the pats on the back.”
    It is called service to others and following an oath regardless of the consequence.
    Have a good and productive day.

  • [3] July 24, 2014 at 10:03am

    I have no idea what you mean or what your intent was. I for one have always applauded proper policing.
    As a snippet from my life; I completed a job this morning and I was packing the van up I came across two law enforcement deputy employees. These two, apparently, were investigating the theft of a truck and trailer from an adjacent property. Professional, courteous and focused. The victim was the daughter-in-law of one of my customers. She was pleased with the after the fact response. I told her she and her husband may want to get a surveillance system and a Remington 870. Thank you.

  • [7] July 24, 2014 at 9:52am

    This is a remarkable story. Although the law enforcement employee (according to the rolls – he is not listed as an Oath Keeper) improvised, what he did is not what is taught nor what is policy .
    I was glad to see a citizen help subdue the gunman.
    This is a good story and glad it workout the way it is suppose to be.
    One for the good guys!

  • July 23, 2014 at 12:27pm

    You are correct.
    The problem her as is the case with so much in our leftist lead police state society, anything said, done, or attributable to a Christian or moral non religious person is suspect and unacceptable.
    The fact that Mr. Dungy’s statement is valid only adds to the outrage. The central issue is that Mr. Dungy is an avowed Christian and lives his life in public as one. This is the real cause for the outrage.
    Thank you.

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