You Won’t Believe The Nerve of These Three Government Officials

Via The Daily Bell

The problem with government is it elevates people to positions of power over their fellow citizens. And all too often, these people take advantage of their status.

You Get The Prosecutors You Pay For

When you’re in power, the rules don’t really apply to you. I mean, sure, officially you still have to follow the law. But what happens when a politician is in a position to change the rules?

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has found an interesting way to fight charges of securities fraud. His lawyers are attempting to limit how much prosecutors can be paid. As Attorney General, Paxton is in a unique position to defang the prosecutors attempting to hold him accountable for illegal activity.

States typically have the power to pay prosecutors more for tough high profile cases. But the Attorney General has used this as an opportunity to try to limit the pay for prosecutors. He says it is to make sure the government doesn’t take advantage of their power to gouge taxpayers.

A helpful side effect is that the prosecutors might drop off his case if they are limited to what they can earn.

This move has threatened the ability of the state to attract qualified prosecutors for tough cases, like prosecuting the attorney general. Classic conflicts of interest inherent in government.

Police Get a Little Overzealous

As much as police need to be held accountable, they also need to protect themselves. One cop saw his partner being attacked by a man with a knife. The guy even got a couple stabs in. Clearly, the police officer was completely justified in shooting the man.

He shot him nine times, and the man was down. But he was still moving. At this point, procedure says an officer should stop with the deadly force. But the officer instead shot the man nine more times, later justifying it by saying he was still moving.

Then the cop, according to court documents, took a running start and stomped on the man’s head, three times.

So again, completely justified to use deadly force on a knife-wielding man attacking your partner. Not justified to shoot him an additional nine times after he was down, and then stomp on his head, for some reason.

It really just seems like this cop was waiting for an opportunity to go Rambo on someone. And that is a scary person to have out there on the streets enforcing the law.

At least the appeals court will allow the dead man’s family to sue for excessive force. Too often police are given sovereign immunity and cannot be held civilly accountable for their actions on the job.

Legal Consequences For Lying About Service

A police officer and former military member was dealt a double blow. A court affirmed that he cannot sue a news station over defamation. At the same time, he was found guilty of fraud to obtain government benefits.

He wanted to sue because the news said he lied about receiving a Purple Heart. The only problem was, the news was telling the truth. But not only had he lied about receiving a Purple Heart, he also used the lied to get a special license plate that allowed him to avoid certain taxes.

And that’s when it became a criminal case. While he was tied up in court trying to sue over defamation, he was charged and convicted of fraud for lying about his military service to receive government benefits.

This is a case of stolen valor, and being convicted by his own big mouth.

Comments

serotonindumptruck Chris88 Fri, 11/10/2017 - 17:05 Permalink

I just watched the verdict in this case, and I agree with you.I certainly wasn't anyone special in the military; just a lowly enlisted puke with a couple of ribbons.If you're gonna lie about your military service, you might as well make it a whopper of a lie and claim combat status with SOCOM.Too bad for this ex-cop that he got called out and had his life destroyed as a result.http://www.burnpit.us/2017/05/shane-ladner-convicted-6-7-charges

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redmudhooch Fri, 11/10/2017 - 16:41 Permalink

What about that Bush guy, and 0bama, Clinton and their owners, the Zionist bankers, they've killed millions, still killing every single day that passes....Netanyahu, he's killed a lot of defenseless children and elderly folks.......Most cops are not psychopaths, most are just like me and you,all politicians and Zionist bankers, Israeli and American are bloodthirsty psychopaths.........Especially the dual-citizen ones........

VWAndy Fri, 11/10/2017 - 17:23 Permalink

  There is only one valid reason to have a government. A real system of justice. Thats it.All this other BS is a made up excuse for more government.

Golden Phoenix True Blue Sat, 11/11/2017 - 03:33 Permalink

Other words accompanying the excerpted indicate you may be correct.'Fear is the foundation of most governments; but is so sordid and brutal a passion, and renders men, in whose breasts it predominates, so stupid, and miserable, that Americans will not be likely to approve of any political institution which is founded on it'.

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Ban KKiller Fri, 11/10/2017 - 20:15 Permalink

He was just trying to fit in to some crazy notion that he was different. He's not special... He can redeem himself if he cooks for Michael Dell or Steven Mnuchin. Or parks their cars or rakes their leaves. 

Joe Mama 3 Fri, 11/10/2017 - 21:48 Permalink

abbott, perry, bush, paxton, tom convicted felon delay, david dewhurst, all need to swing from some nooses, after their fair trials of course !!!!! more people are locked up in houston right now, than in numerous countries !!!!!!!

Golden Phoenix Sat, 11/11/2017 - 02:20 Permalink

The primary symptom of Statist Disease is when you think it's dangerous your neighbor has a gun but wonderful if he does while wearing a magic blue shirt with a Magen David amulet pinned to his chest.

VWAndy Sat, 11/11/2017 - 11:12 Permalink

 It really sucks that the government ended up being filled with the people with the least moral grounding. CAF kinda tells the story for law enforcment and the legal system as a whole. Oath keepers might be the worst of all? Its like they talk about the oaths without ever having to live up to any standards themselves. Self serving twats until they actually do the job right. Its not just the legal system either. Every segment has issues from teachers not teaching the three Rs to Pot hole fixers not putting in an honest days work. Sorry but this two faced back stabbing thing will be ending in lots of tears for all of us. That said. We should start with ourselves first. Yes kiddies we shoulda set the bar ourself by example. Some of us tried and got left twisting in the wind. As just one example we all know some dads that got royally screwed over in family courts. The results are stunning. We shoulda shown up . Same goes for this equality BS. It never shoulda gone this far!

BlussMann Sat, 11/11/2017 - 11:35 Permalink

Wanna bet the “victim” of “excessive force” was a Darkie, one of many, that had threatened, wounded and possibly murdered fellow police officers. The only thing those Punks understand is extreme violence and they should be made to understand.

Sid Davis Sat, 11/11/2017 - 14:55 Permalink

Government is concentration of power in the hands of a few members of society. Power over others acts like a magnet to those suffering antisocial personality disorder (extreme narcissists, sociopaths, and psychopaths).

It is no mystery why so many politicians and bureaucrats abuse power; that was their motivation in taking the job in the first place.

Pernicious Gol… Sat, 11/11/2017 - 15:35 Permalink

The Texas AG ought to take a cue from Tillerson and run with it. Have all his friends file voluminous FOI requests. Then assign everybody in the office to photocopying 9-5, M-Sa and through lunch.