Lessons in policing

With the passing of Andy Griffith this week, we were reminded of this amazing clip of Sheriff Andy teaching about the 4th Amendment.

Also check out these two police department recruitment videos (at Radley Balko’s The Agitator)

In which town would you like to live?

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12 Responses to Lessons in policing

  1. claygooding says:

    I won’t list Newport Beach on any of my future bike rides for damn sure,,and this attitude of para-military police force is all thanks to the ONDCP and it’s Gestapo arm,,the DEA,,,where is the war crimes commission?

  2. Paul says:

    The past is a foreign country.

  3. TrebleBass says:

    wow. we wish it was still like that (or, i don’t know if it ever really was like that, but i wish we still had characters on tv talking like that.)

  4. Servetus says:

    Newport Beach is called the Gold Coast of California because of all the wealthy people living there. As part of Orange County, it also exists behind the Orange Curtain.

    Walled communities are everywhere. Affluent residents are typically business owners, often military contractors. The heart of California’s military industrial complex lies inland.

    Newport Beach is where former LAPD Chief Darryl Gates retired to live out his last miserable days after drinking deep from the drug war trough and using it to precipitate a billion-dollar race riot in L.A.

    The only person I’ve ever met from Newport Beach was a successful military contractor who celebrated Hitler’s birthday every year. I kid you not. Not very bright, but lots of money.

    So it makes sense that the bunker mentalities in NB would demand a SWAT team instead of a regular police force. Speaking of which, I wonder if they have their own nuclear capability….

    Anyway, skip Newport Beach and head for San Juan Capistrano. Much better beach vibes, and you might meet a nice little swallow.

  5. darkcycle says:

    I have one friend who lived in Newport Beach, and still lives in Orange Co. Hate to say it, because I’ve literally known him ALL my life…he tokes, but he’s a tool.
    I don’t know, but that second video really seems surreal to me. Like someone who didn’t understand humor making an inappropriate attempt. Anyway, no reason for normal humans to go to Newport Beach anyway (unless they work at the starbucks, or the Papa John’s franchises). Fuck ’em.

  6. Peter says:

    what scares me is who nb are likely to attratc as applicants with this ad. its an appeal for violence-fantasists to join a gang of likeminded emotional misfits to legally beat people up

  7. claygooding says:

    With ‘freedom’ in fashion, is libertarianism back?
    Fox News / 07,07,2012


    LAS VEGAS – To begin: This is not a story about Ron Paul.

    Not exactly, anyway. And yet to get where we want to go we will start at OPA!, a Greek restaurant on the edge of town where Clark County Republicans and tea party conservatives gathered on Nevada primary night for what looked undeniably like a Ron Paul rally.

    Gary Johnson seems to be pulling in more supporters all the time,,hoping he gets in the televised debates,,lets see the candidates ignore the green elephant in the room.

    One of my friends keeps saying marijuana is not that big an economical issue to gain support but with all the recent activities around the world the cost of maintaining prohibition is climbing at an astronomical rate,,,,,if Johnson gets into the debate,,we can make the cost of enforcement for marijuana prohibition a very economical issue.

  8. Peter says:

    absurdities of the drug war listed at alternet:


  9. claygooding says:

    Mexican Drug War Set to Intensify Before New President Takes Office


    “”MERIDA, Mexico — In the wake of Mexico’s presidential election Sunday, analysts are expecting Mexico to launch a major “blitzkrieg surge” against the drug cartels during current president Felipe Calderon’s lame duck period.

    In private, however, Peña Nieto quietly reassured American officials that they could count on Mexico’s continued cooperation in current efforts to continue the war on drugs. A senior Obama official told reporters that Peña Nieto had assured the White House that “he is going to keep working with us.”

    To make matters more complicated, Peña Nieto and Calderon have been working together, mindful of the opportunity presented by this lame-duck period – between July 1 and Dec. 1 – which affords Mexico the time frame to intensify military strikes against the drug cartels before the new president is sworn in.”” ‘snipped’

    Sounds real iffy on any change in body counts according to this article,,more propaganda?????

  10. darkcycle says:

    The Fix has an AOL article that will help you spot your neighborhood grow house. Here’s just a sample: “Growers’ homes have a “strong” and “obvious” smell that’s hard to miss when you approach from downwind. Step stealthily towards the suspect building and touch a window—is it warmer than it should be? Is there condensation? Growers also like to close their blinds. EHow weighs in with the suggestion of taking a listen for some humming—because that sound could mean generators and lots of electricity being used.” SO, advocating trespass. Check. “And keep track of your neighbors’ movements: do they have no discernible daily schedule, yet drive nice cars? Do they buy lots of gardening stuff, but have a yard that shows no benefit?” Spying, check. And a justification: “Why is it important to know? Because “marijuana grow houses are the playground of organized crime” and are “ripping off the taxpayer,” according to Ottowa public health examiner Rose Simpson. Fertilizers, electricity, water and even mold can all apparently spell danger. “Imagine” says Simpson, “If your child tried to break in on a lark.””
    P.S. None of that shit will work if you are dealing with a professional. All of those are amateur mistakes none of the folks I know would ever make. The experienced grower is almost always done in by trusting the wrong person.

    • darkcycle says:

      ““Imagine” says Simpson, “If your child tried to break in on a lark.””
      Much better that your little delinquent burglar is shot dead by a non grower.

  11. claygooding says:

    17 previously unknown legal highs found by researchers


    “”Potentially deadly new legal highs are being discovered at a rate of almost one every three weeks, according to a Home Office report.

    Researchers who trawl the internet, music festivals and “head shops” for drugs found 17 substances that had never been seen before in just over a year.””

    More drugs being invented in an effort to stay ahead of the game,,a game the governments created and now all they can do is play ketchup.

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