posted on Dec, 7 2008 @ 04:02 PM
I'm not deeply familiar with Cooper and Kop Busters, but I hope it really is about the privacy violation and circumvention of due process, and not
just about drugs. On the surface, this one at least appears to be righteous though, so good on them.
If these cops still have jobs next year, the people of Odessa will need to take a good long look at themselves and decide if they're really
comfortable living under the United States Constitution. If they want to cops who act like federales, all they gotta do is call me and I'll hire on
to help them move that town across the border at a very reasonable price.
An abberation or two is to be expected in any endeavor, including law enforcement (maybe three or four if the government is running that endeavor) but
if the government habitually sends armed men into the homes of innocent citizens (and some would say it does), then it's only a matter of time
until citizens start to decide that the right of self defense applies to that situation. That is a very realistic worst case scenario which would
probably destroy this country. Hopefully law enforcement agencies understand that and accept it as a reason why the constitution must override all law
enforcement concerns (unless of course they think that preventing narcotics crime is more important than preventing a revolution).
As for the judge and the DA, I would certainly agree with jimmyx that they must be investigated, however I wouldn't say that they must be sacked
before hearing all of the facts. IF everything shown to those people could honestly be appraised as true by a reasonable person, then so be it, they
Now when I say "could honestly be appraised as true by a reasonable person" I mean that they had never caught these cops in a lie before, and they
were presented with an informant who had not given bad info before, etc.
If our judicial system can't act based on the uncontradicted testimony of people who have not discredited themselves in the past, it would be
damaging to criminal defenses and it would virtually destroy the civil courts.
I also hope that copbusters has the legal resources to actually follow up. It's nice to have a show online and raise awareness, but what is really
needed at this stage of the game is a team of darn good lawyers and darn good investigators who will turn every record and every witness upside down
to find out EXACTLY how the police committed this crime, how wide spread it is, how many people are in jail because of past offenses, and where the
police learned to do it (because I'm guessing this is a widespread technique, not something Odessa police cooked up on the fly).
Last bit of food for thought: As I've said before, I believe that the willfull and malicious subversion of a citizens constitutional rights is
necessarily a subversion of the American system of constitution and government, and therefore should be included in the legal definition of treason. I
find it extremely odd that tyranny is not a capital offense in America of all places.