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Blog 87 Larceny by Trick and Device

My fellow citizens of the State of Washington In the early Years of my tenure as a police officer in this State, there was a statute ( Law ) that stated an individual could not use trick and device to steal from the public. It was aimed at the conman, used car dealer, shady contractor, or fund raising schemes of all types, that promised more than they delivered. When title 9 was revamped this wording fell away. There was a predictable rise in crimes against the elderly and poor thereafter.

When we had such laws the general public could get the occasional news story about some person, being fleeced and the term “by trick and device” being used. The public consciousness being aware of the term, the public naturally looked down on those that practiced these dark arts.

As politicians became subject to the occasional comparisons to those that would hoodwink the elderly and poor and this wording in the law being compared to the politicians. The politicians said to themselves, we need to change the public’s perception of us.

Under the guise that the laws were out dated and churchlike blue in nature and just not up to the modern times we were living in today. The politicians convinced us that our grandparents understanding of human nature was just wrong.

Thus began a long slow decent into the liberal quagmire we are experiencing today. God bless the liberals they mean well. The trouble is they use “Trick and Device “ to get us to go along with every stupid idea that comes along. Billions are being spent on projects that are touted to end traffic congestion. Busses, Light rail, toll bridges and toll lanes on the “FREE WAYS” and now we come full circle. To pay for this boondoggle, a new old tax on vehicle registration.

Whoopee the libs just shot themselves in the foot. They sent the poor and middle class a message; get on the bus or train and off our freeways. Now you who can barely afford to put gas in your cars get hit with high fees for the privilege of driving on the roads that apparently belong to the upper classes.

Do you think this is not “Larceny by Trick and Device” ask yourself do you really want to get around this way? Do you want to pay the rest of your life for something YOU won’t use?

If you say yes to this get ready for a tax on sugary drinks, plastic shopping bags, carbon emissions and a whole host of left wing TRICKS.

What do you mean? This is already happening? Where? Seattle? Thurston County? Tacoma?

You have got to be kidding me?

S Henry Knocker            theknockerblog.com

A Gun pointed at your head

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                                           A Gun pointed at your head

Obama Care and many federal programs start with grand ideals and end up as a gun pointed at the heads of the American people. The gun is taxation and threats of fines, demonization and jail time for those who fail to pay or go along with the programs.

The 10th amendment States that Powers not granted to the federal government nor prohibited to it by the States are reserved to the states or the people.”

My Question is when and how did we the people grant the feds with the power to take control of healthcare, welfare, education, the environment and the very idea of federal supremacy over laws and issues not specifically granted the federal government by the Constitution of the United States. Was there some kind of Kabuki dance by our elected officials to override the 10th amendment?

“He has erected a Multitude of new offices, and sent hither Swarms of new Officers to harass our people, and eat out their Substances”(Declaration of independence par. 12)

It now seems that what King George did; We are now doing to ourselves.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, (Declaration of independence par. 2)

When the choice of our leaders comes down to a choice between someone that respects the constitution and one that believes that the constitution is an obstacle to the tyrannical rule she desires. One who has promised to appoint judges that would water down the safeguard of our liberty guaranteed in the constitution.

The choice is clear

S Henry Knocker

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Blog 74 theknockerblog.com The left has a yellow streak

 

I have never seen anything like this:

The lefty university administrators seem to have a yellow streak. One bad thing happens and they leave a yellow streak on the road to out of here. They seem content to stay and collect a check. They Coddle the children and strok their own egos, but as soon as something a little bit challenging pops up, they burn up their word processors typing those letters of resignation.

When kids act up I tend to ask, who’s the adult, and who’s the kid?

I have always said that diversity of opinion is a goal in life. If we all think alike some of us are not necessary. This conundrum seems to be what the left has created and is fostering on college campuses’ a one world view. Saul Alinsky rules their world. Thinking themselves wise they have become fools. Where have I heard that before? McCarthyism in the 1930s and now a new “ism” to name in this millennium. OUR Universities are far too important of institutions to be allowed to be used as the incubators of civil war.

These White feathers who light the fuse and run like hell thinking no one notices better think twice. I see it, and I am going to point it out.

Whaling about white privilege, when you are the privileged, is disgusting. Privilege lectures from the privileged goes down like drinking battery acid to a guy who grew up with your parents whispering about me because I had holes in the knees of my pants, before that became fashionable.

Go read the Star Bellied Sneetches and know:  I think you all FOOLS!

S.Henry Knocker

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Blog 72 theknockerblog.com Abuse of citizens and Police take downs

 

 In the ordinary business of policing the police are obliged to make arrests of belligerent individuals. This is a fact of life in the regulation of human conduct. There are two kinds of belligerents that are commonly encountered resisting arrest. There is the nonviolent resister, mouthy disrespectful beings intent on not following  the directions of authorities. This was as seen in the disgraceful exobition  in a high school classroom this last week. There are also violent resisters such as the one that started the riots in Ferguson Mo.  Both of these ended badly for the same reason.

 

Tombstone courage or failure to recognize the need for backup.

 

 I am a 30 year veteran of policing and a past president of the police guild of a medium sized pacific North West city. (See my book: A View from the Street / River City Policing) I have made many arrest under both of the situations articulated above. I have learn from bitter experience that there is no shame in taking the time to properly ramp up the number of personal needed to make these arrest. One on one may make us feel brave, and we are the home of the brave, but it makes us look like thugs, when we are dealing with some 98 pound, belligerent, thuggish girl, that we can roll up in a ball and  boot into the rear of a patrol car.  It will never look good when viewed through the prisms of the arch enemy of the police “the nightly news”.

 

This is what I have learned

That there is no such thing as a fair fight. Fair exercise of power in an arrest. is five on one. or one officer to control each arm and leg and one officer to explain to the crowd of on lookers why this violent person is being handled in this way. This officers sole responsibility is to point out the areas of resistance to the grate uninformed masses what the hell is going on. I have even gone so far as to call in the fire department and have an individual stretched out  on a back board and laced  up between two back boards because he was so violent and would not quit. This episode was drug induced. One 98 LB. high school girl was so violent that four officers had to hold her down and tie her up with ropes. One of us could have done the job but both the officer and the girl would have suffered great bodily harm. What made her mad? We removed her drunken boyfriend from the dance and she jumped on the back of an officer.

 

The point I am making here is that all officers should whenever possible never try to remove a belligerent one on one. Just because they haven’t clocked you yet don’t mean they won’t, and if they do you are, as a reflex, are going to clock them back. If you don’t get hurt at the scene of the arrest you will be hurt; as seen on the nightly news.  

GOOD LUCK WITH THAT!

S.Henry Knocker

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Blog 72: theknockerblog.com: Lets think about the office of U.S. Attorney general

 

As a retired police officer the lawlessness of elected officials in the federal government really chaps my rear end.

How many times do the people have to suffer the excesses of politicians? The political class thinks it is immune from prosecution, and they have good reason to think just that.

It is bad enough that wars are conducted without declaration of war from the Congress, and related stuff like that. Obvious criminal acts are openly perpetrated against the people without consequence.

Richard Nixon deceived us, Bill Clinton lied under oath. Lois Lerner conspired with others to use the IRS to harass and intimidate ordinary citizens. General Petraeus and Hillary Clinton were carless with Government secrets. The list goes on and on I guess if you are a deranged Army E4 you can go to prison for dumping secrets on the internet but if you’re a political hack, or friend thereof, running for the presidency you get to claim some kind of political immunity because your party has the white house and controls the Department of Justice.

The time has come to change the way we select the Attorney General. It seems that the politicians can’t be trusted to do the right thing. Maybe we should elect the Attorney General with a two year over lap of the presidential election. They might think twice before pulling any of these political shenanigans. Especially if the statute of limitations is ten years

I know that this idea isn’t going anywhere but me writing it may give someone pause to think and Know that some of us are getting PISTED.

S.Henry Knocker

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Blog 71 Bill; Hillary

Well here we go, the Bengasi hearings going hot and heavy the pot is calling the kettle black the biggest spenders in the government are worried about the cost of the hearings. Well this independent observer says send the bill to Hillary.

It was Hillary’s lie that started the whole dust up.  If there was any doubt that she and the president were lying in regard to the reason for the Bengasi attack it was dispelled when it came to light that she said one thing to the American people and said quite another to members of her family. If you were on the fence about whether there was a protest that got out of control over a “video” or an Al-Qaeda inspired attack on our people in Libya. It ended when she was pinned down with the E-Mails, to her family and the Egyptians, the day of the attack, and days thereafter.

Hillary is a liar and she lied to us and may have lied to the president. Whether he is a lair too is up for debate. When she lied to us, did she also mislead the president?  As a political matter he may have been a willing dupe. We can’t look into his heart on that. We only know that whole situation stinks to high heaven. Hillary should be made to pay the bill in full for the entire cost of ferreting out the truth.

The time has come in this nation to insist on term limits and further to limit the number of political advisers that a politician can retain on the government payroll. The heads of OUR government agencies need to come from those agencies. Our money should be spent on competent knowledgeable professionals. We don’t need a bunch of political hacks running these organizations. They are supposed to work for us not the political parties. Why can’t we insist that the presidents we higher resign from political parties, fund raising, and partisan involvement of any kind while they work for us?

WHY!   WHY!   WHY!

S. Henry Knocker

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Blog 70 The right to keep and bear arms

Blog 70 The right to keep and bear arms

“A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”

As Bill O’Reilly points out in his column today, no amount of new laws could or would have made any difference in the recent mass shootings.

The first part of the 2nd amendment calls for a well-regulated militia. I would love to see a State take this to heart and compel 6 months of military service as a condition of high school graduation. If you don’t pass this, you don’t graduate, and you don’t get to own a gun of any kind. Just the 6 mouths of real discipline would be of monumental benefit to the state and the nation. What would you think a potential invader of this land would think if they knew that every kid coming out of high school not only could take orders but could shoot strait also.

I dare say we could soon put some pride back in this nation. It would give us old school defenders of the nation a reason to respect the nation’s youth and give them a real sense of what it takes to defend the freedoms we hold so dear.

Yah I’m for it. Who is with me on this one? I think we should start some National chatter it might just scare the hell out of some of these inner city gangs.

What will they learn you ask? Well they will learn to get up in the morning and make their bed. Brush their teeth and stand in line for breakfast. They will learn how to exercise and work as a group to overcome adversity. They will learn to respect one another and how a chain of command works. Many will learn how to be leaders. Many will learn valuable skills which will prepare them for civilian employment. They will learn to handle weapons and how to overcome and disable an enemy. They won’t be just sitting and getting shot when and if some nut decides to invade a classroom and shoot them for believing in a just God.

S. Henry Knocker
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