Entrapment?

December 29, 2007

Topless Woman Lured Perverts in Police Sting

Robin Garrison, an off-duty 42-year-old firefighter, was walking in Berliner Park in Columbus, Ohio, in May when he saw a woman sunbathing topless under a tree.

He approached her and they started talking and getting comfortable, the woman smiling and resting her foot on his shoulder at one point.

Eventually, she asked to see Garrison’s penis; he unzipped his pants and complied.

Y’know, it’ll take a lot more than that for me. Not that you cared… but it is amazing how quick people will show their goods.

Seconds later, undercover police officers pulled up in a van and arrested Garrison; he was later charged with public indecency, a misdemeanor, based on video footage taken by cops who were targeting men having sex or masturbating in the park. While topless sunbathing is legal in the city’s parks, exposing more than that is against the law.

And why are they so worried about misdemeanors anyways?

In New York City, nearly 300 people, many of whom had no criminal record, have been snared this year through the NYPD’s Operation Lucky Bag, in which undercover officers leave a wallet, iPod or cell phone in a subway station and wait to see who picks it up.

“It’s pretty straightforward that this is a police-created crime,” said Legal Aid Society lawyer Alex Lesman, who defended a man arrested for taking a bag containing an Xbox video game box, a Sprint cell phone and cash. “The police set this whole thing up. They shouldn’t be doing that and luring people in that situation….

“The police should concentrate their noble efforts on behalf of the city on countering real crimes committed every day,” wrote Kings County criminal court judge Matthew A. Sciarrino Jr. “They do not need to manipulate a situation where temptation may overcome even people who would normally never think of committing a crime.”

And we wonder why people don’t respect or trust the police?

Other lawyers have argued on behalf of their clients that the operation may also violate New York’s personal property law, which allows someone who finds property worth more than $25 10 days to turn it in to the owner or the police.

Nice of them to give you time to turn things in.

“The definition of entrapment is police activity that induces somebody to commit a crime that they otherwise wouldn’t do,” said Gabriel Chin, law professor at the University of Arizona. “It’s not entrapment to give somebody an opportunity to commit a crime.”

Chin explains that entrapment involves an officer cajoling and persuading someone who’s resistant to the idea of committing a crime. “Just preying on a predisposition is not necessarily entrapment.”

What next? Putting little kiddies out there to trap the child molesters too? Just how far are they willing to go to nab someone for the ‘public good’ or some other fine reason? Isn’t there enough real crime for them to solve than to create it? Or is this just a creative way to line the city’s coffers? It’s much easier and faster to plant bait than to solve a real crime, no?

Remember the good ol’ days when we could trust each other? *sigh* And isn’t it amazing how certain groups complain about the rights that are being limited by Bushco but seem to ignore (or is it that they don’t care?) about the rights at the state/local level?

Too many laws, not enough rights.

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Merry Christmas!

December 24, 2007

And have a Happy New Year!


Just Complaining

December 20, 2007

We just got the bill for my wife being in the hospital for 3 days. It was just over $20,000. Nice, eh? Something needs to be done about our health care system.

Speaking of the Love of my Life, she got rear-ended the other week and we had to buy another van because ours was totaled. Nice. It’d really be nice if people could HANG UP AND DRIVE!!!!

We just had the van paid off last summer and we were really enjoying the lack of a car payment. We were going to put one of our kids through college, but now….

Is it too late for Bill Gates to adopt me???


Get Ready for 2008

December 19, 2007

From The Absurd Report

Judy Wallman, a professional genealogical researcher, discovered that Hillary Clinton’s great-great uncle, Remus Rodham, was hanged for horse stealing and train robbery in Montana in 1889.

The only known photograph of Remus shows him standing on the gallows. On the back of the picture is this inscription: ‘Remus Rodham; horse thief, sent to Montana Territorial Prison 1885, escaped 1887, robbed the Montana Flyer six times. Caught by Pinkerton detectives, convicted and hanged in 1889.’

Judy e-mailed Hillary Clinton for comments. Hillary’s staff of professional image adjusters sent back the following biographical sketch: “Remus Rodham was a famous cowboy in the Montana Territory. His business empire grew to include acquisition of valuable equestrian assets and intimate dealings with the Montana railroad. Beginning in 1883, he devoted several years of his life to service at a government facility, finally taking leave to resume his dealings with the railroad.

In 1887, he was a key player in a vital investigation run by the renowned Pinkerton Detective Agency. In 1889, Remus passed away during an important civic function held in his honor when the platform upon which he was standing collapsed.’

And THAT is how it’s done folks! GET READY for 2008

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But isn’t voting a female into office to show that we aren’t sexist more important?

I’ll end this with one of my favorite quotes:

“Oh wait, you’re serious. Let me laugh even harder.” – Bender


The Real Man of the Year

December 19, 2007

Screw Time magazine!

Here is someone who deserves it more!

Gen. Petraeus

Don’t like it? Tough. ‘Nuff said!!!


Just whose side is the left on?

December 16, 2007

Remember that report that came out stating Iran quit their nuclear program in 2003? Remember how joyous the left was? Or how much they berated our government? Even though there were reports that said this was nothing but a ruse, it doesn’t matter. Just as long as we look bad, right?

Iran says U.S. report a “declaration of surrender”

 Iran’s president said on Sunday the publication of a U.S. intelligence report saying Iran had halted a nuclear weapons program in 2003 amounted to a “declaration of surrender” by Washington in its row with Tehran

Are you happy now? Remember, any sign of weakness is exploited by them. And they don’t mind rubbing your nose in it too. Must make you guys feel soooo proud.

He said on Sunday: “It was in fact a declaration of surrender … It was a positive action by the U.S. administration to change their attitude and it was a correct move.”

Yes, don’t you just love it when foreign leaders tell us what the correct moves are? Yes, we are a slave to their demands. We have no power unless they give it to us. Isn’t that nice?

 “It would be beneficial for both Iran and them (the West) to cooperate with Iran,” Ahmadinejad said. “Of course it would be more to their benefit than Iran’s.”

Ahh, yes. Don’t you just love how they dictate to us? Funny, I thought people on the left didn’t like it when we boss others around. We’re nothing but bullies. But they are bossing us around. This is better? You guys actually like this? We cannot dictate to others, but they can to us? Democrats have been trying to prove they are strong, but all they want to do is be submissive to other countries? WTF?


Scare tactics from the left

December 16, 2007

Elizabeth Edwards: “Republicans Scare Me”

Speaking about Republican candidate Mike Huckabee, who recently surged ahead in Iowa polls, Elizabeth noted, “He seems like a nice charming guy,” before saying that Huckabee, “doesn’t believe in evolution and has some nutty views about what it is we should do about ending violence in our inner city — we should make sure all of our young people are armed. Republicans scare me.”

And nothing on the left could possibly ‘scare’ the right? And why is it I still see more articles from her than her hubby? Just exactly who is running for President?

Pleading her husband’s case, she told caucus goers that Edwards could survive the Republican attack machine: “We have to have a candidate who stands up, can take the punches and give it back to them.”

And the left doesn’t have an ‘attack machine’? Don’t you just love all the negativism from her?

Here are a few choice comments from the site:

John Edwards — unifying the people by making sure nobody likes his wife.
-=Mike

Democrats scare me. They are terrorist appeasers! They are more concerned about making sure a terrorist is not waterboarded than they are concerned about the safety of Americans, or about preventing a future incident.

Swiftboating: This wasn’t Karl Rove.
Why do liberals not like the truth being told about Kerry and his hysterical “Swift Boating”!!!!!!!!!!!

You wanna know what is really scary?

hillary

Hillary

hillary

hillary

Imagine her running the country.