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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Sat May 22, 2010: Bill Hunt--Whistle Blower, Constitutionalist, Candidate for Sheriff & Tony Bushala and John Seiler--Bloggers for Limited Government



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On the program, Bill Hunt, a 22 year year veteran of the Orange County Sheriff's Dept in CA, he stood up of for his values and his chosen profession, law enforcement, administration of former Sheriff Michael S. Carona in 2006. That decision cost him his career.

Now he's running for Orange County Sheriff, against the incumbent, Sheriff Sandra Hutchens, who fits the bill for bureaucrat, experienced poll, insider politician, who would like to make OC more like LA, restrictions on gun rights and integrity of service.

On Moonlighting with Martha, John Seiler of Calwatchdog.com on the Greek fable of bankrupt dysfunctional California, and its stooge legislators, who work desperately to make things worse.

Tony Bushala, founder, publisher, and fellow blogger of Friends for Fullerton's Future Blog, on the power of blogging to start, fuel and fan brush-fires for limited government. Tony and his merry band of fellow FFFF Bloggers crack me up, with their witty, well researched posts, all while learning about and fighting back against corruption, deceit, and abuse of power in their communities. The sleuthing the blogger do has produced some fantastic reporting on local candidates backed by the political machines and public employee unions.

The lines are open. I hope you put us on your calendar, tune in, give us a call, and join us for hot talk radio, Saturday at 10 to 11AM PT, and 8 to 11PM PT, one fast hour in the morning and three fun hours on Saturday night, on CRN 1

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Botched Paramilitary Police Raids: An Epidemic of "Isolated Incidents"

"If a widespread pattern of [knock-and-announce] violations were shown . . . there would be reason for grave concern." —Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, in Hudson v. Michigan, June 15, 2006. An interactive map of botched SWAT and paramilitary police raids, released in conjunction with the Cato policy paper "Overkill: The Rise of Paramilitary Police Raids," by Radley Balko. What does this map mean? How to use this map View Original Map and Database

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Death of an innocent. Death or injury of a police officer. Death of a nonviolent offender.
Raid on an innocent suspect. Other examples of paramilitary police excess. Unnecessary raids on doctors and sick people.
The proliferation of SWAT teams, police militarization, and the Drug War have given rise to a dramatic increase in the number of "no-knock" or "quick-knock" raids on suspected drug offenders. Because these raids are often conducted based on tips from notoriously unreliable confidential informants, police sometimes conduct SWAT-style raids on the wrong home, or on the homes of nonviolent, misdemeanor drug users. Such highly-volatile, overly confrontational tactics are bad enough when no one is hurt -- it's difficult to imagine the terror an innocent suspect or family faces when a SWAT team mistakenly breaks down their door in the middle of the night. But even more disturbing are the number of times such "wrong door" raids unnecessarily lead to the injury or death of suspects, bystanders, and police officers. Defenders of SWAT teams and paramilitary tactics say such incidents are isolated and rare. The map above aims to refute that notion.

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