New Jersey cop: If Obama doesn’t have to follow the Constitution, we don’t either

posted at 11:21 am on August 7, 2014 by Allahpundit

Via Reason, the key bit starts around two minutes in. Alternate headline: “The fish rots from the head down.”

The cop told a radio host this morning he was being sarcastic (audio here) but he’s under investigation anyway:

Special Police Officer Richard Recine now is the subject of an internal affairs investigation after the video was posted online and was seen by Police Director Robert Manney, who called the comments an “embarrassment.”…

On Wednesday, Manney said Recine’s words were “uncalled for and unprofessional.”…

“I’ve already spoken to that officer in regards to that. In my opinion it’s an embarrassment.”

Recine’s obviously criticizing Obama in the clip (he’s “decimated the friggin’ Constitution”), not earnestly citing him as an example to emulate. I think he threw the “if he doesn’t follow it, we don’t have to either” thing out there because he assumed that the guy he’s arguing with is an Obama fan. I.e. if your guy doesn’t have to play by the rules, why demand that we lowly cops do so? But your mileage may vary.


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He’s joking(I think), but he ain’t far off with that mentality. If the President is disregarding the law and doing whatever he damn well pleases, it stands to reason a lot of folks may take that as a green light to do likewise. We already know hundreds of thousands of people in Central America feel that way.

Doughboy on August 7, 2014 at 11:25 AM

things are getting ugly, and rightfully so. There are consequences of going rogue and people watching out for themselves is going to be the new normal. There is no longer a moral authority. Thanks dems.

DanMan on August 7, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Trickle-down lawlessness.

petefrt on August 7, 2014 at 11:28 AM

Police departments in America, by and large, stopped following the Constitution long before Obama was president.

None-the-less, it is obvious that this particular officer was simply trying to make a point about the Obama administration, and the idea that he is under investigation for it is rather ludicrous.

Shump on August 7, 2014 at 11:28 AM

Hey come on guys….it was a speak-o

jaywemm on August 7, 2014 at 11:28 AM

Fundamentally transformed…

PatriotRider on August 7, 2014 at 11:29 AM

A Hopey/Changey Bot!!!

canopfor on August 7, 2014 at 11:29 AM

If the Constitution isn’t the controlling authority for the U.S. government, what is?

Lib commenters, please enlighten us.

Bat Chain Puller on August 7, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Welcome to the new United States of America…courtesy of the democrat party…

PatriotRider on August 7, 2014 at 11:30 AM

This won’t be the last example. Between the IRS, the EPA, Obama himself and any other agency you care to name (NLRB jumps to mind), the Constitution is under assault. I blame John Roberts as much as anyone, for changing his mind and voting to give so much deference to the Executive in the ZeroCare “tax” decision that the president was emboldened.

MTF on August 7, 2014 at 11:31 AM

Two heroes, this cop and this old lady.

Schadenfreude on August 7, 2014 at 11:33 AM

That’s when the dispatcher gave her the bum advice.

“When I called 911 she kept saying put the gun down, put the gun down, and I said I’ll put the gun down when I see the police,” Logan told the station.

“I believe in guns inside your house,” she added. “I don’t think anybody has the right to break into your private domain.”

Schadenfreude on August 7, 2014 at 11:34 AM

Obviously sarcasm by the officer, but in current American life — especially in Blue State American life — opponents of Obama’s actions and liberal policies in general don’t get to use the Jon Stewart “Clown Nose On” defense, when they’re trying to make a point but don’t want people to take the statement seriously if it’s going to cause problems.

jon1979 on August 7, 2014 at 11:35 AM

Reminds of the recent video of the trucker who, when asked by a border agent at a checkpoint whether he was a US citizen, the trucker replied, “What difference does it make?” The agent said, “Unfortunately, it doesn’t anymore” then let the trucker through without an answer to the question.

Whether this officer was telling it like it is or merely making a rhetorical point, a president does set an example when it comes to character, leadership, and respect for the rule of law, none of which the SCOAMF possesses or demonstrates.

TXUS on August 7, 2014 at 11:35 AM

he’s under investigation

The smell of Holder in the air.

Deep doo-doo. Add one more to the PC gulag.

petefrt on August 7, 2014 at 11:36 AM

Faux just reported how you can be illegal and cool on not following the mandate…they didn’t say it like this but here it goes.

Of the 30 million, who’re actually supposed to pay penalties for not having obama’care’, only about 4 million are expected to, at max. It’s an ‘honor’ system and if you had an aunt Zeituni die, no matter your relationship with her, you qualify for ‘hardship’ exemptions. There are myriad of ‘hardship’ exemptions and you don’t have to supply any documentation for your claim.

Oaf was against mandates when he ran against Hillary, just a reminder.

Schadenfreude on August 7, 2014 at 11:37 AM

This cop must be admired with all you’ve got. He risks his freedom in the name of freedom and liberty, what’s left of them in the USA.

Schadenfreude on August 7, 2014 at 11:38 AM

And so it begins. BarkyNation is starting to fall apart at the seams.

NapaConservative on August 7, 2014 at 11:38 AM

I fail to see how anything he said is actually wrong.

Obama has “discretion” to enforce and apparently NOT enforce the laws as he sees fit. This officer is no different.

Meople on August 7, 2014 at 11:40 AM

While I understand his point, there are a good many cops out there who play fast and loose with the Constitution on a daily basis, so I’m not sure if this is the best spokesperson for this sentiment.

Good Lt on August 7, 2014 at 11:40 AM

“I’ve already spoken to that officer in regards to that. In my opinion it’s an embarrassment.”

Have also spoken to Barky…in regards to that?

BobMbx on August 7, 2014 at 11:40 AM

And so it begins. BarkyNation is starting to fall apart at the seams. NapaConservative on August 7, 2014 at 11:38 AM

Not to say that the US is not falling apart at the seams, but this cop’s remarks are not indicative of that, they are indicative of the fact that the number of people who realize that the US is falling apart at the seams, and why, is growing.

Akzed on August 7, 2014 at 11:41 AM

he’s under investigation anyway

Of course.

I wonder if his tax returns are in strict compliance with the tax code that nobody fully understands.

forest on August 7, 2014 at 11:42 AM

BREAKING:

Cops nationwide found using pens and phones!

BobMbx on August 7, 2014 at 11:42 AM

Your dicktator and homophobe extraordinaire.

Kerry is flying the general back from Afcrapistan and the oaf, who’s chief,so far hasn’t mentioned.

Plus, “chimpey”, the stupid, and Laura, were there yesterday, to give oaf and oafette cover for ruining the USA further, in favor of “the country of Africa, as Pelosi and Biden said. “Chimpey” and Laura practically crawled into the azz of oaf and oafette, over the ‘country’ of Ebola, after all the bashing “chimpey” got. He has NO honor, but this is not new.

Schadenfreude on August 7, 2014 at 11:42 AM

OT: Hot Air crickets on the TN Senate Primary today.

Pathetic.

Here’s hoping Alexander goes down.

BuckeyeSam on August 7, 2014 at 11:43 AM

If Obama doesn’t have to follow the law, and the cops don’t have to follow the law, then I don’t have to follow the law that says the President can only be removed by impeachment and conviction (actually it doesn’t say that, it only speaks of the process of impeachment and conviction), so Obama can be removed from office by MY PenNPhone….

ConstantineXI on August 7, 2014 at 11:43 AM

OT: Hot Air crickets on the TN Senate Primary today.

Pathetic.

Here’s hoping Alexander goes down.

BuckeyeSam on August 7, 2014 at 11:43 AM

Salem is RINO and CINO. (Christian In Name Only).

ConstantineXI on August 7, 2014 at 11:44 AM

Meh, what about the State law makers in NJ? They’ve blatantly violated the Constitution repeatedly on gun laws and self-defense rights.

Sarcastic or not, I don’t care. The officer just said what is the truth more often than not when it comes to law enforcement.

oryguncon on August 7, 2014 at 11:45 AM

Not to say that the US is not falling apart at the seams, but this cop’s remarks are not indicative of that, they are indicative of the fact that the number of people who realize that the US is falling apart at the seams, and why, is growing.

Akzed on August 7, 2014 at 11:41 AM

It IS falling apart at the seams because the rule of LAW is falling apart at the seams.

Obama and the Ruling Junta in DC have been suborning the rule of law for 6 years now. The problem is, that undermining the rule of law, while DEPENDING on the rule of law for your position and authority is rather like playing Jenga with your LIFE.

Sooner or later, they will pull out one block too many and it ALL comes down. The opposite of the rule of law is anarchy. Anarchy is not a healthy environment for fascists.

This cop’s remarks are indicative of just how close we are to this.

ConstantineXI on August 7, 2014 at 11:46 AM

Not to say that the US is not falling apart at the seams, but this cop’s remarks are not indicative of that, they are indicative of the fact that the number of people who realize that the US is falling apart at the seams, and why, is growing.

Akzed on August 7, 2014 at 11:41 AM

What I meant was that now law enforcement is starting to openly use the lawlessness of the Executive Branch as an excuse their own lawlessness.

The official beginning of the end. Marshall law, here we come. With Barky I as our first dicktator for life.

NapaConservative on August 7, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Every cop in NJ should be put under the IA microscope – just because!

Another Drew on August 7, 2014 at 11:48 AM

Sarcastic or not, I don’t care. The officer just said what is the truth more often than not when it comes to law enforcement.

oryguncon on August 7, 2014 at 11:45 AM

3AM stormtrooper raids are becoming increasingly common for trivial offenses, and are being done with so little care that stories of the wrong house being stormed are also increasingly common.

The cop was just stating reality, the police ARE being told they don’t have to obey the law.

Well, neither do I. Storm my home without lawfully presenting a warrant first and you just might get a .45ACP to the face.

ConstantineXI on August 7, 2014 at 11:49 AM

The irony being that in my state, someone busts into your home the law ALLOWS you to give them a .45ACP to the face…

ConstantineXI on August 7, 2014 at 11:49 AM

Special Police Officer Richard Recine now is the subject of an internal affairs investigation after the video was posted online and was seen by Police Director Robert Manney, who called the comments an “embarrassment.”…

Why is he investigated and why is the truth an “embarrassment” in the USA of 2014?

On Wednesday, Manney said Recine’s words were “uncalled for and unprofessional.”…

Why? Get rid of this ox. He is not fit to lead anything in the USA, except a Hitlarian squad.

“I’ve already spoken to that officer in regards to that. In my opinion it’s an embarrassment.”

Goebbels orgasmed all over Europe and the USA.

Schadenfreude on August 7, 2014 at 11:50 AM

Look at what SWAT has been doing lately; he might be joking, but most departments took that to heart.

Ebola on August 7, 2014 at 11:50 AM

What I meant was that now law enforcement is starting to openly use the lawlessness of the Executive Branch as an excuse their own lawlessness.

The official beginning of the end. Marshall law, here we come. With Barky I as our first dicktator for life.

NapaConservative on August 7, 2014 at 11:47 AM

The Civilian Defense Corpse may carry out their operations in the dead of night, but they will be facing a rifle behind every blade of grass by day.

Martial Law and formal dictatorship are impossible to bring off in a country this size with an armed civilian population. No matter how many rounds DHS buys up they are still outnumbered AND outgunned.

ConstantineXI on August 7, 2014 at 11:51 AM

ConstantineXI on August 7, 2014 at 11:49 AM

Indiana?

Ebola on August 7, 2014 at 11:51 AM

He should quit the force and go on “Pro constitution” speaking round. This guy would become more popular than obama, not that the latter is hard to beat.

Schadenfreude on August 7, 2014 at 11:52 AM

Low points for presentation, but his conclusion is defensible.

Ricard on August 7, 2014 at 11:52 AM

“I’ve already spoken to that officer in regards to that. In my opinion it’s an embarrassment.”

Attitude reflects leadership.

lynncgb on August 7, 2014 at 11:53 AM

OT: Hot Air crickets on the TN Senate Primary today.

Pathetic.

Here’s hoping Alexander goes down.

BuckeyeSam on August 7, 2014 at 11:43 AM

Buckeye: Hawaii on Saturday!!
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AUGUST 7, 2014:
Tennessee – Primary Election

AUGUST 9, 2014:
Hawaii – Primary Election

http://www.politics1.com/calendar.htm

canopfor on August 7, 2014 at 11:53 AM

“I’ve already spoken to that officer in regards to that. In my opinion it’s an embarrassment.”

The director should be embarrassed and fired, at once.

Schadenfreude on August 7, 2014 at 11:54 AM

The cop has PTSD which is the new excuse for everything.

Bishop on August 7, 2014 at 11:54 AM

Maybes kinda like the Beer Summitt,

…the Cop(s) Acted Stupidly!!!!
(snark)

canopfor on August 7, 2014 at 11:55 AM

ConstantineXI on August 7, 2014 at 11:49 AM

Indiana?

Ebola on August 7, 2014 at 11:51 AM

Kentucky. Which has had the Castle Doctrine since the 1930′s, thanks to a state Supreme Court ruling.

Kentuckians do not retreat.

ConstantineXI on August 7, 2014 at 11:55 AM

The cop has PTSD which is the new excuse for everything.

Bishop on August 7, 2014 at 11:54 AM

Don’t forget postpartum depression which excuses all violence committed by women who clearly were blocked from having an abortion and forced to give birth by the Patriarchy.

ConstantineXI on August 7, 2014 at 11:57 AM

He’s under investigation for bad mouthing Obama not for ignoring the constitution.

Viator on August 7, 2014 at 11:58 AM

ConstantineXI on August 7, 2014 at 11:55 AM

Ah, I just remembered the liberal caniption fits over ISC striking down the whole “cops can do anything they want in your home” bit. I’ve never had a complaint back home in Florida, our laws are pretty decent for as many lefties as we have down South. Here on Guam, on the other hand…though they finally did pass something resembling Castle Law on the island. Not sure if that’ll last through the first few dead invaders.

Ebola on August 7, 2014 at 11:59 AM

Another Joe The Plumber with a life to be dissected and a career to be ruined.

Keep your head down and act happy. /s

Drained Brain on August 7, 2014 at 12:00 PM

The director should be embarrassed and fired, at once.

Schadenfreude on August 7, 2014 at 11:54 AM

Schadenfreude: I think he’s retired???

Wronko filmed throughout his visit to the government building. That didn’t sit well with Recine, a retired Franklin, N.J., cop who pads his $79,000 annual pension doing hourly work for the borough.

http://personalliberty.com/trickle-tyranny-cop-doesnt-give-damn-constitution-obama-doesnt/

canopfor on August 7, 2014 at 12:01 PM

Regardless of it being a sarcastic comment, it remains true. If the highest elected official in the land, sworn to see to it that the laws are faithfully executed, will not abide by the Constitution and his oath how can we reasonable expect any official, or mere citizen, to abide by the laws of the land.

clippermiami on August 7, 2014 at 12:04 PM

The Civilian Defense Corpse may carry out their operations in the dead of night, but they will be facing a rifle behind every blade of grass by day.
ConstantineXI on August 7, 2014 at 11:51 AM

Then by definition, they’re zombies, and I have a t-shirt that says I’m a member of the “Zombie Response Team” – so I’m authorized to take on any Corpses that come my way….

Or, as another t-shirt says “The hardest part of the zombie apocalypse will be pretending I’m NOT excited.”

dentarthurdent on August 7, 2014 at 12:06 PM

There is a big dust up over this on the tubes.

The sky may be falling, but this ain’t it.

texacalirose on August 7, 2014 at 12:07 PM

He needs to watch an old Victor Borge act and figure out how to make the right sound for a verbal sarc tag.

Maybe we should all be doing that to help avoid these unfortunate speako’s….

dentarthurdent on August 7, 2014 at 12:11 PM

Like many of you, I don’t know if the Officer is joking, being sarcastic, or being truthful, but I do understand. If the head law enforcement official in the country feels no obligation to the law or to the oath he took, why do the officials below him feel obligated to their own? Or why do we as citizens?

yesiamapirate on August 7, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Trickle-down lawlessness.

petefrt on August 7, 2014 at 11:28 AM

Thread winner.

Oh and, Unexpectedly.

Oxymoron on August 7, 2014 at 12:22 PM

IRS, case in point…Sharpton, case in point…

right2bright on August 7, 2014 at 12:27 PM

Like many of you, I don’t know if the Officer is joking, being sarcastic, or being truthful, but I do understand. If the head law enforcement official in the country feels no obligation to the law or to the oath he took, why do the officials below him feel obligated to their own? Or why do we as citizens?

yesiamapirate on August 7, 2014 at 12:17 PM

The deliberate undermining of the rule of law has consequences.

ConstantineXI on August 7, 2014 at 12:29 PM

I recently received an email from a friend with a photo taken in an American city of a Federal Protective Service police vehicle. On the vehicle is also a Homeland Security insignia. My friend’s comment was, “They really are here, it just isn’t rumor any more.” She went on to say that ubumma had kept his promise to form his own domestic police force akin to our military. So, I responded:

Dear Jane,
You know that I fear the black helicopters as much as the next rightwingnutjob, but Federal Protective Service (FPS) has been in existence since 1971, long before ubumma became our king and saviour. During my tenure as a police officer, I worked with/interacted with FPS often as they are the security/enforcement body upon the federal property within the City and County of San Francisco. All the federal buildings in SF are under their jurisdiction. So, we can be alarmed if they are expanding their powers or stockpiling ammo, but ubumma has not created them. They were placed under the jurisdiction of Homeland Security after that department was created. Keep your powder dry and have a wonderful Christmas!

Sincerely,

Texacalirose

We must be ever vigilant to ensure that we the peepul keep control of our government, but we follow flame throwers like the asinine old goat who vexed the NJ police at our peril.

texacalirose on August 7, 2014 at 12:32 PM

Billy Jack understood.

When Presidents break the law…

JohnGalt23 on August 7, 2014 at 12:36 PM

All these comments about the nature and slant of Recine’s remarks miss one obvious but crucial point:

A police officer has no business making political remarks of any nature in the performance of his law enforcement duties.

bgoldman on August 7, 2014 at 12:39 PM

A police officer has no business making political remarks of any nature in the performance of his law enforcement duties.

bgoldman on August 7, 2014 at 12:39 PM

True, same as the President doesn’t have any business saying that he can disobey or unilaterally change a law.

ConstantineXI on August 7, 2014 at 12:44 PM

Careful what you wish for copper, I can take the same view. If I take that view and you encounter ME with that attitude, you may not survive. In fact I can guarantee you wont survive if you decide I don’t have civil rights.

Think before you shoot off your dumbass mouth.

Diluculo on August 7, 2014 at 12:45 PM

All these comments about the nature and slant of Recine’s remarks miss one obvious but crucial point:

A police officer has no business making political remarks of any nature in the performance of his law enforcement duties.

bgoldman on August 7, 2014 at 12:39 PM

Calling you an imbecile, would genuinely be an insult to imbeciles.

oscarwilde on August 7, 2014 at 12:46 PM

IRS, case in point…Sharpton, case in point…

right2bright on August 7, 2014 at 12:27 PM

If the politically connected of the correct skin color don’t have to pay taxes, why should anyone pay taxes?

Eventually that will come to pass too. The IRS can’t force 300 million people to pay taxes if they choose not to. The amount of police they’d need to do that do not exist and never will.

Undermining the rule of law has consequences.

ConstantineXI on August 7, 2014 at 12:47 PM

He should quit the force and go on “Pro constitution” speaking round. This guy would become more popular than obama, not that the latter is hard to beat.

Schadenfreude on August 7, 2014 at 11:52 AM

After “Joe the plumber” I’m kind of doubting he’d ever have an audience bigger than 50 people per county.

Diluculo on August 7, 2014 at 12:49 PM

Careful what you wish for copper, I can take the same view. If I take that view and you encounter ME with that attitude, you may not survive. In fact I can guarantee you wont survive if you decide I don’t have civil rights.

Think before you shoot off your dumbass mouth.

Diluculo on August 7, 2014 at 12:45 PM

Ever seen cops practice with their sidearm at the gun range?

It’s comedy.

Of course, when you are PAYING for your own ammunition (at today’s Obama inflated prices) you make damn sure to not waste any…

ConstantineXI on August 7, 2014 at 12:49 PM

Careful what you wish for copper, I can take the same view. If I take that view and you encounter ME with that attitude, you may not survive. In fact I can guarantee you wont survive if you decide I don’t have civil rights.

Think before you shoot off your dumbass mouth.

Diluculo on August 7, 2014 at 12:45 PM

The judge might find that vaguely ironic. Though there was an interesting article on the fact that SWAT teams are now incorporating and refusing to disclose information they’re required to be state and federal law. At that point you could always tell the judge they were private actors.

Ebola on August 7, 2014 at 12:49 PM

Of course, when you are PAYING for your own ammunition (at today’s Obama inflated prices) you make damn sure to not waste any…

ConstantineXI on August 7, 2014 at 12:49 PM

Just wait till the last lead smelter shuts down. Think that was scheduled this year; ammo is going to go through the bloody roof.

Ebola on August 7, 2014 at 12:50 PM

Just wait till the last lead smelter shuts down. Think that was scheduled this year; ammo is going to go through the bloody roof.

Ebola on August 7, 2014 at 12:50 PM

I highly recommend investing in reloading equipment, and practicing reloading.

But even that won’t make up for the need for the actual bullets.

ConstantineXI on August 7, 2014 at 12:52 PM

And he said that on camera, in uniform? What a maroon. I expect someone will find himself looking for something to do during his unpaid suspension soon.

Madcap_Magician on August 7, 2014 at 12:55 PM

Two wrongs don’t make a right, but they sure make a point!

PersonFromPorlock on August 7, 2014 at 12:57 PM

And he said that on camera, in uniform? What a maroon. I expect someone will find himself looking for something to do during his unpaid suspension soon.

Madcap_Magician on August 7, 2014 at 12:55 PM

New Joisey – the union will make sure he doesn’t lose any pay.

dentarthurdent on August 7, 2014 at 12:58 PM

Why do so many cops think that “someone is alarmed” gives them reasonable suspicion of a crime? I hope the investigation focuses on this.

corkie on August 7, 2014 at 1:04 PM

Cult of Personality…It’s what’s for breakfast

workingclass artist on August 7, 2014 at 1:07 PM

NapaConservative on August 7, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Martial. As in military. Learn it.

Nutstuyu on August 7, 2014 at 1:12 PM

But it is absolutely true. When authority doesn’t follow the rule of law, nobody else does either. The left is succeeding toward anarchy and then total control by the current police state. It’s simply becoming all too clear unless there is a major turnaround by the public.

HiJack on August 7, 2014 at 1:16 PM

But it is absolutely true. When authority doesn’t follow the rule of law, nobody else does either. The left is succeeding toward anarchy and then total control by the current police state. It’s simply becoming all too clear unless there is a major turnaround by the public.

HiJack on August 7, 2014 at 1:16 PM

It will be interesting to see how it turns out when you attempt a police state with an armed population.

ConstantineXI on August 7, 2014 at 1:20 PM

While I agree with the cop’s sentiment, it’s a little ironic that he displays a fundamental misunderstanding of federalism. This isn’t a monarchy (yet) so his power as a cop doesn’t flow from the crown or President. It flows from his state’s governor and/or stare legislature. That’s the point of state sovereignty.

Nutstuyu on August 7, 2014 at 1:26 PM

There’s a little bit of truth in all good jokes. In this one, maybe more than most.

Though I would have substituted gol’darn or dad’gum for friggin’ in the interests of decency. [sarc]

IndieDogg on August 7, 2014 at 1:29 PM

But it is absolutely true. When authority doesn’t follow the rule of law, nobody else does either. The left is succeeding toward anarchy and then total control by the current police state. It’s simply becoming all too clear unless there is a major turnaround by the public.

HiJack on August 7, 2014 at 1:16 PM

as nutstuyu points out the federal has already superseded in the separation of powers in the states…because the federal is enthralled by the cult of personality and the entrenched political aristocracy in Washington DC

This cop is wearing the uniform of civil power enforcement…and his foolish verbal declaration reflects a state of anarchy.

workingclass artist on August 7, 2014 at 1:44 PM

Sooner or later, they will pull out one block too many and it ALL comes down. The opposite of the rule of law is anarchy. Anarchy is not a healthy environment for fascists.

This cop’s remarks are indicative of just how close we are to this.

ConstantineXI on August 7, 2014 at 11:46 AM

There is growing demoralization.

workingclass artist on August 7, 2014 at 1:46 PM

The guy is absolutely right,which is why patriotic Americans need to take care of these illegal scuzbuckets ourselves!

redware on August 7, 2014 at 1:48 PM

There is growing demoralization.

workingclass artist on August 7, 2014 at 1:46 PM

Once people believe that taking things into their own hands is the only option, they will.

In all honesty, the safest place to be in these times is a nice cabin in the woods, a small clearing for a garden, a source of fresh water and a stockpile off freeze dried food… And lots of spare ammunition.

ConstantineXI on August 7, 2014 at 1:50 PM

Once people believe that taking things into their own hands is the only option, they will.

In all honesty, the safest place to be in these times is a nice cabin in the woods, a small clearing for a garden, a source of fresh water and a stockpile off freeze dried food… And lots of spare ammunition.

ConstantineXI on August 7, 2014 at 1:50 PM

Actually, that sounds like a nice place to be any time.

HiJack on August 7, 2014 at 1:55 PM

There is growing demoralization.

workingclass artist on August 7, 2014 at 1:46 PM

Once people believe that taking things into their own hands is the only option, they will.

In all honesty, the safest place to be in these times is a nice cabin in the woods, a small clearing for a garden, a source of fresh water and a stockpile off freeze dried food… And lots of spare ammunition.

ConstantineXI on August 7, 2014 at 1:50 PM

Likely.

If the anarchy can be contained regionally…it will be of short duration.

If the anarchy becomes wide spread…it can be organized…and we could descend into civil war.

Who’s up for a Warlord anarchy?…because that’s working so well in the 3rd world…

workingclass artist on August 7, 2014 at 1:56 PM

If the anarchy can be contained regionally…it will be of short duration.

If the anarchy becomes wide spread…it can be organized…and we could descend into civil war.

Who’s up for a Warlord anarchy?…because that’s working so well in the 3rd world…

workingclass artist on August 7, 2014 at 1:56 PM

Anarchy will never reach my part of the country. The Fed Goons will flee because of how extremely they are outnumbered.

ConstantineXI on August 7, 2014 at 2:58 PM

Welcome to the Amerikan police state. A true thug-ocracy.

earlgrey on August 7, 2014 at 3:16 PM

New Jersey cop: If Obama doesn’t have to follow the Constitution, we don’t either

The likes of Obama should not be any American’s teacher regarding the Constitution. I think the guy only studied it so he could see how to get around its provisions, and to ultimately destroy it.

But, as pointed out above, too many in LE have blatantly disregarded our Constitutional rights as long as these police forces have been around, in other words, long before even Obummer’s great grandparents were born.

Dr. ZhivBlago on August 7, 2014 at 3:23 PM

There is a tendency for subjects to emulate the king. If the king burps at a banquet, the subjects will also burp-thinking that this is correct etiquette. The police, however, are trained professional who know (or ought to know) the law. Just because their leader is a lazy, lying, cheating hypocrite DOES NOT EXCUSE THEM from copying him. However, histori8cally , we all know that when the leader is a corrupt POS the stench and rot drifts quickly to the bottom. The leader is supposed to set the example and when he doesn’t all hell breaks loose.

MaiDee on August 7, 2014 at 3:34 PM

oscarwilde on August 7, 2014 at 12:46 PM

What’s really imbecilic is using name-calling instead anything the least bit factual or substantive to “refute” something you disagree with.

bgoldman on August 7, 2014 at 4:28 PM

Martial. As in military. Learn it.

Nutstuyu on August 7, 2014 at 1:12 PM

Oh, heck no. I want the administration to declare Marshall Tucker.
Or Marshall Crenshaw. Or Penny Marshall. How about declaring Thurgood Marshall? Or Marshall amps?/

partsnlabor on August 7, 2014 at 4:40 PM

Martial. As in military. Learn it.

Nutstuyu on August 7, 2014 at 1:12 PM

Oh, heck no. I want the administration to declare Marshall Tucker.
Or Marshall Crenshaw. Or Penny Marshall. How about declaring Thurgood Marshall? Or Marshall amps?/

partsnlabor on August 7, 2014 at 4:40 PM

I’d prefer if we moved to Marsha Law – put Marsha Brady in charge.
Then we can all run around yelling “Marsha! Marsha! Marsha!”

dentarthurdent on August 7, 2014 at 4:53 PM

That’s when the dispatcher gave her the bum advice.
“When I called 911 she kept saying put the gun down, put the gun down, and I said I’ll put the gun down when I see the police,” Logan told the station.
“I believe in guns inside your house,” she added. “I don’t think anybody has the right to break into your private domain.”

Schadenfreude on August 7, 2014 at 11:34 AM

I can NOT believe MCSO (Manatee County Sheriff’s Office) was THIS stupid!

I CAN believe that NONE of my local papers are carrying this story…

Newtie and the Beauty on August 7, 2014 at 4:54 PM

He’s only allowed to ignore the Constitution if he has a pen and a phone.

Wino on August 7, 2014 at 6:39 PM

Hey! If the President doesn’t have to obey the law, why should anyone else?

GarandFan on August 7, 2014 at 10:26 PM

Another reason why I have no sympathy for this cop (who has now quit I hear):

http://www.mycentraljersey.com/story/opinion/readers/2014/08/06/letter-prosecutor-gave-ray-rice-preferential-treatment/13631833/

NJ like many places is out of control.

oryguncon on August 8, 2014 at 12:26 PM