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User Profile: Max Power 1

Max Power 1

Member Since: April 09, 2011


  • August 24, 2014 at 2:01pm

    You’re right that this really started with the N. Hollywood shooting rampage. Now, it’s gotten totally out of control. No policeman anywhere in this country should be outfitted like those in the above picture. Those aren’t policemen protecting and serving, those are stormtroopers. Cops just don’t get it. They’re not scaring anybody but the sheep, but there are sheepdogs out here who are not impressed. I really don’t blame the rank & file, it comes from the top. It’s all about the chief’s attitude. I got sliced & diced on another thread for my opinions on this issue. But I don’t care, I’m right. This country is a powder keg, & this heavy handed, overzealous enforcement and use of excessive force (that has become the norm) is a burning fuze. Ten years ago there was an average nationwide of less than 1 use of SWAT per day. Today there is over 100 per day. Don’t tell me about “officer safety”. You can’t achieve 100% safety by trampling the rights of the citizenry. Officer safety is an important issue, but it is not the primary one. I’m all for protecting a policeman trying to do his job,within reason. Militerization is not reasonable. There are many jobs far more dangerous than police work. Maintaining the Constitutional rights of every citizen IS the primary concern, & takes presidence over everything else. We need more Sheriff Taylor, and less Rambo.

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  • [17] August 23, 2014 at 11:15am

    Something to consider. It has been established that the government (therefore others too) has unfettered access to every computer on the planet of recent manufacture, without the knowledge or consent of the owner. How then can that same government hold any of us responsible for what is found on our computers? I guess they just deem it so.

  • [29] August 23, 2014 at 11:08am

    Why is it illegal to lie to a cop, when it’s legal for the cops to lie to us?

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  • [4] August 22, 2014 at 2:42pm

    Winner winner chicken dinner! Isn’t it strange that all of a sudden, the regime is all scared of terrorists again? ISIS isn’t any more scary than any other group. They all behead people, they all are well funded, they all are trying to destroy us. So what makes these pukes any different? OK, they do have all our hardware we left over in the sand box, but how much of that is really serviceable? Did we leave stockpiles of spare parts? If so, a case can be made that the regime purposely armed our enemies once again.

  • [6] August 22, 2014 at 2:32pm

    The traitors in DC had better hope that an attack never comes. The lucky ones who make it to their bunkers will spend the rest of their short lives hoping that patriots cannot find the air intakes.

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  • [2] August 22, 2014 at 2:21pm

    obama does not receive a briefing. A written summary goes to Val Jar every am.

  • [2] August 21, 2014 at 8:31pm

    Yea, I kinda reached with that one. My thinking was that the bad guys already know to shoot either high or low anyway. I think an officer may be more inclined to be friendlier and show more respect towards people without it. After all, the people live without it, I’m looking for a more even footing. After all, a citizen is not subordinate to an officer. Perhaps in inner city areas, or other high risk areas. I have a skewed perspective because I live out in the country. Keep in mind, the things I described above is the way it really was when I was growing up. It worked then, it would work now, maybe with a few adjustments.

  • August 21, 2014 at 8:14pm

    OK sonny, you better wipe the Cheetos residue off your mom’s keyboard. You know how mad she gets. Be careful you don’t knock over your hookah.

  • August 21, 2014 at 8:10pm

    My LEO family members all agree with me. I bet you feel real tough riding around in your bearcat don’t you? With all your SWAT gear, playing soldier. Tell the truth, you pose in front of the mirror don’t you. You think you can enforce the law by intimidation don’t you? You think the people are afraid of you, don’t you. Shoot any dogs this week tough guy?

  • August 21, 2014 at 7:57pm

    backup 45 minutes away? Ha! Where do you live Alaska?

  • [3] August 21, 2014 at 3:12pm

    With several members of my family either current or retired LEO, I can tell you that the police at all levels are doing exactly the opposite of what they should be doing. With the militarizing of the forces, and the insane training and policies they now cling to, the police have morphed into nothing but storm troopers. It’s an US vs. Them mentality. They have no respect for the public. The tactics now employed across the country will not serve them well. It’s just providing more & more enemies for them. They are not scaring the people, they’re pizzing them off, & it’s going to come back to haunt them. The remedy for this problem is the following. Remove all military clothing, equipment, weapons, tactics, & jargon, including body armor. No helmets, sunglasses or gloves. Equip every officer with a radio, sidearm, pepper spray,nightstick, flashlight, pen & notebook. Put a shotgun in every car. That’s it, nothing else. Every officer wears a police hat and a necktie. He looks like a policeman, not Delta Force. Next, put the officers on foot patrol in neighborhoods where possible to become familiar with the people. Let the people see that the police are human, just like them. In other words, back to the future. Andy Taylor not Rambo. Like it used to be. Then, the people would come to like & respect the police like in years past. Or, just let this continue, & we’ll see burning Mraps & Bearcats, & dead cops laying in the streets.

    In reply to the contribution Ferguson Through The Eyes of an Officer

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  • [3] August 20, 2014 at 8:38pm

    @ Agent, agree completely. I can’t believe what I’m seeing on here lately. No one sees the bigger picture.

  • [2] August 20, 2014 at 8:28pm

    @ NoVampires. Thank You. You have elequently stated in just two paragraphs what I have been trying to get through to these people on here for two days, without success.

  • [2] August 20, 2014 at 8:14pm

    We don’t need cops like this. We need Andy Taylor from Mayberry, not the storm troopers.

  • [2] August 20, 2014 at 8:08pm

    THANK YOU! Finally, someone on here gets it!

  • [4] August 20, 2014 at 8:02pm

    The cops are the ones out of control. How is walking down the street “acting like an animal”? Look, if someone breaks the law, arrest him. News flash for you. It’s LEGAL to gather & walk down the street! it’s LEGAL to protest! Ever hear of the Bill of Rights!? I do not agree with what these people are protesting, but they have a RIGHT to do it. As do you and I. Without interference from storm troopers.

  • [15] August 20, 2014 at 7:41pm

    Wrong! That cop was out of control way before this incident. He was sweeping the crowd with his weapon. That’s when the so called reporter tried to speak to him. There is no excuse for the cop’s unsafe weapon handling. This also illustrates the general attitude of the police in obama’s Amerika. This is sweeping the country and you people here are cheering your own demise. Don’t complain when SWAT kills the wrong people, in the wrong house, or when they kill some innocent gun owner, when they kill someone’s dog, or child. Don’t complain about checkpoints, or when they kick down your door.
    What would happen to you if you pointed a weapon at a cop & stated you would kill him? The people that were swept by the muzzle of the cop’s weapon, would be well within their rights to shoot that cop, or swarm him, take his weapons and hold him for other officers to take into custody. If I was that reporter, I would file criminal charges for the death threat & weapon violations. I would sue the department for hiring this lunatic.
    The cops are instigating the violence. It’s obvious they are trying to push these people over the edge. Everything was peaceful until the cops started pushing people around last night. They even fired rubber bullets at reporters. Watch the live feeds, not TV. You’ll see what I mean. DHS is running the police behind the scenes. They want an incident. You want this to go away? Remove the TAC teams, the Mraps, the storm troopers, & this will calm down.

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  • August 19, 2014 at 2:24pm

    @ Foobared. Where was the “rioting” last night? Where was the “looting” last night? Yes, there was rioting a few nights ago, but not last night. I watched the live feeds for around 5 hours & saw no rioting. Maybe they just didn’t show it. If you people think it’s OK for the cops to do what they did last night, you deserve what you get. You are all OK with the militarization of the police then? You approve of what they did in Boston then? You’re all OK with the Mraps, and drones, and surveilance. You’re all OK with “you will comply.” You’re all OK with the NDAA. You’re all OK with no freedom to assemble, no freedom to walk on streets that your tax dollars paid for. You’re OK with free speech zones.
    If the ************* are rioting and looting, that’s one thing. That must be stopped by whatever force is required within reason. If they’re not rioting, if they are peacefully marching, that’s something else. All of us have that right, even these idiots, who I don’t even agree with. What I’m trying to get through to you all is, if the cops can do this to these people who I agree are mostly worthless. Then they can and will do it to US under different circumstances. What will you all say when YOU are the target?

  • [2] August 19, 2014 at 10:57am

    Dan is right on this one. Last night, I watched from 9pm to 1.30 am 3 different live feeds plus the audio of the police scanner, plus Fox news & some CNN. What I saw is what’s coming to all our neighborhoods. The police state & tyranny on full display. What I see all over this site is support for the out of control cops. OK, fine. Be careful what you wish for. Yes the protesters aren’t sympathetic people. Yes, a small % of them are troublemakers. What I saw last night was the protesters getting set up by the cops. Early on everything was peaceful, until the cops without provocation, decided to show a display of force. They lined up blocking the street, in full battle rattle with military vehicles behind them. Overwatch by men out the top turret aiming his weapon directly at the people. The people were told that they could march in the street if they kept moving, which they did. Then, later the cops changed the rules on them saying disperse or be arrested. The cops “phalanxed” several times, advancing forward toward the people, then backing off. This was in order to egg on the protesters, hoping someone would throw something. The cops wanted violence. They wanted to light those people up. I guess the Oathkeepers are full of crap. Public streets belong to the people. The cops have no right to deny anyone from walking on them, anywhere, anytime. If the cops can do this to these people, they can do it to us! This is another trial run. This is bad, very bad. Wake up!

  • August 18, 2014 at 5:19pm

    I’m not getting my point across very well. I’m not sticking up for the thug that got shot. That punk was going to end up dead at some point. I’m saying do we want cops to be shooting unarmed citizens? Don’t tell me it’s proper. Cops have been using “throwdown” guns for many years in questionable shootings. Cops in the past have served hard time for shooting unarmed criminals. Maybe some here aren’t old enough to remember.
    First, how does one “plummet” an officer? Plummet is when someone or something falls from a height. Perhaps you mean pummel?
    Second, OK, all you people who think this shooting is justified, try shooting an unarmed intruder in your home, and see just how fast you wind up in jail. “I feared for my safety” won’t cut it in court.
    Third, all you guys cheering because a cop wacked a low life piece of trash, who deserved what he got,& the world is better off without, remember this. Today it was him, tomorrow it may be you. There are lots of large guys out there, & the cops are trained to deal with them. Cops have lots of tools in their toolbox. I’ll say one last time, if a cop can’t deal with a single unarmed guy without shooting him, he has no business being a cop.

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