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Posted: 8/27/2001 3:17:21 AM EDT
I was at the local police station getting a purchase permit. I noticed a bunch of guys gathered around a couple of vans. All had radios, vests and were armed. Looked like the were going on a stake out/bust. The interesting part is that one of the guys is in a USPS uniform. He even has a little white Grumman truck. I would have loved to know who they were going after.
Link Posted: 8/27/2001 3:18:56 AM EDT
Isnt it illegal to impersonate a federal government employee? Kharn
Link Posted: 8/27/2001 3:20:59 AM EDT
Dont know anything about impersonating being illegal. But he was definitely a part of the team.
Link Posted: 8/27/2001 3:35:22 AM EDT
Originally Posted By mags: "all officers are above the law".. they only yield if your a Lawyer.
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Does that mean lawyers are even further above the law?
Link Posted: 8/27/2001 3:53:05 AM EDT
The ends justify the means, gotta do it for the chiluns.
Link Posted: 8/27/2001 5:14:44 AM EDT
Maybe it was a controlled delivery of contra-ban. When I was working vice, we did a controlled delivery of cocaine with a UPS truck. They let a cop wear the clothes and drive the truck which carried the entry team, We hit the door after they accepted the package of 500 grams of powder cocaine. In your case the guy dressed as a letter carrier was very likely a postal inspector. They usually will rely on local LE to provide tactical teams in small cases.
Link Posted: 8/27/2001 5:18:30 AM EDT
Originally Posted By mags:
Originally Posted By DrMark:
Originally Posted By mags: "all officers are above the law".. they only yield if your a Lawyer.
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Does that mean lawyers are even further above the law?
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..usually they know a way to circumvent it or othewise ""spin"" the situation.[b]If the glove dosent fit you must aquitt![/b]Most cops I know give 'known' lawyers a wide berth.
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Actually, most cops will break it off in a lawyer if they get the chance(excepting prosecutors, you don't shit where you eat).
Link Posted: 8/27/2001 6:17:46 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Kharn: Isnt it illegal to impersonate a federal government employee? Kharn
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The Postal Inspectors often work very closely with state and local agencies to assist in numerous arrest of wanted felons. That's probably the case in this situation. Ian
Link Posted: 8/27/2001 7:09:05 AM EDT
Were Pony Express riders armed?
Link Posted: 8/27/2001 7:25:39 AM EDT
Yes the pony express riders were most deffinatly armed. Quite a few people had guns though because of the basic need for them.
Link Posted: 8/27/2001 8:23:10 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/27/2001 9:46:43 AM EDT
We hit the door after they accepted the package of 500 grams of powder cocaine.
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OK, so an employee of the government distributes drugs to the unsuspecting guy. Next, the guy gets a few years in the slammer. I hope I don't end-up spending the rest of my life in prison from the simple act of checking my mail at the wrong time. One poor guy, in a small town not far from where I've lived most of my life, bought a house from an older woman whose retarded son had lived with her. The retarded son had ordered all sorts of pornography, including child porno. He got busted a couple of times, but it wasn't a big deal because he (supposedly) didn't know what he was doing. The mother's health declined so much she no longer could care for her son, and this poor guy bought the house. About six weeks later, he got busted for receiving child pornography. All he did was check his mail. The police found other items of child porno [i]in his trash[/i] that was also kept as evidence. The strange part was that his lawyer claimed the items were printed by the government. Assuming that's true, the government prints the garbage, delivers it unsolicited, then bags a felony conviction on an innocent guy. Scary.
Link Posted: 8/27/2001 9:50:53 AM EDT
If its child porno guys they were after, I hope they nail everyone of them. But dont the FEDs go after these guys? Not local LEOs? I am also afraid for some of us for just ordering some ammo and having the ATF crash in after the UPS guy!
Link Posted: 8/27/2001 10:25:47 AM EDT
Remember how the ATF got involved at Waco? Some nosy UPS guy "accidently" dropped one of the boxes being delivered to Mag Bag (the Davidians gun company) and discovered "hand grenades".
Link Posted: 8/27/2001 10:27:57 AM EDT
I heard UPS and FEDEX cooperate very closely and have dogs and inspectors at their hubs. The guys that work fr these companies know.
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