Liberty In Peril

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                                                                                       The Llano Ledger

Decay In Law Enforcement 23         From 8-31-18 And Continuing  ©2018 All Rights Reserved

11-16-18

Yet, another tragic needless loss of life.  The Washington Post reports:

"BREAKING: Authorities identified the attacker in the shooting as Ian David Long, 28.

"A gunman opened fire inside a crowded country-music bar late Wednesday in Southern California, killing a dozen people, a toll that included a sheriff’s deputy who had rushed inside to confront the shooter, police said. The gunman was later found dead inside. The bloodshed erupted as people were line dancing on "College Country Night” at the Borderline Bar & Grill, a popular nightspot in Thousand Oaks, Calif., a city near Los Angeles, witnesses said. It set off a panic inside as people scrambled to flee the gunfire, try to find hiding places or rush for the exits. Among the dead was Ron Helus, a veteran sergeant in the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office who was mortally wounded when he responded to the incident just minutes after 911 calls began flooding in, authorities said."

Uncommon valor.  Horrendous loss of life.

"The only weapon recovered by early Thursday was a handgun, Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean said. The suspect, who was not immediately identified, was found dead inside the bar by authorities. “It’s a horrific scene in there,” Dean told reporters. “There’s blood everywhere. The suspect is part of that.”


11-16-18

Uncommon Valor.  ABC News reports:

"Retired U.S. Army captain Florent Groberg joined “The View” Friday to tell the incredible story of how he earned the highest distinction a soldier can receive: the medal of honor. It was Aug. 8, 2012 when he was leading the security detail for a group of high-ranking military officers. He was responsible for the safety of 28 coalition and Afghan National Army (ANA) personnel, including several principals: two brigade commanders, two battalion commanders, the brigade command sergeant major, a battalion command sergeant major and an ANA battalion commander. The group was targeted on its way to a meeting that Groberg, who is now 35 years old, said had been happening every week for years in Asadabad, Afghanistan. “They came at us with two suicide bombers,” he said. “I couldn’t see a weapon so I could not personally engage him [with] my personal weapon, but I was the closest to him. So at that point I started screaming at him and I sprinted toward him. I hit him across the chest real hard, realized he was wearing a suicide vest... and I grabbed him, yelled ‘bomb!’ and threw him as far away as possible as quickly as possible.” Groberg said he made that split-second decision “because I had one mission that day.” “People ask why you do such an act, why do you run toward danger. It’s because it’s our job. I took an oath,” Groberg said. “I had a responsibility and I told [a high-ranking officer’s] wife I’d take him home. On that specific day, if that meant that I didn’t come home and he did... that’s a good day at work."

Uncommon Valor.

At great cost:

"Groberg lost 50 percent of his lower calf and is now officially deaf in his left ear. He also suffered a severe concussion from the blast. “I think that’s the scariest part. When you can’t count,” Groberg said. “About week three, they brought in pictures of a giraffe. And I just couldn’t tell. I mean, I knew what it was, but I couldn’t tell the lady this was a giraffe. ... Look, I’ve never been great at math, but she asked me how many quarters are in a dollar, and I couldn’t put that together.” Still, the hero said his “injuries are very minimal compared to thousands” of other veterans."

No question.  Most Medals of Honor are awarded posthumously.  Many who truly merit this highest award never receive it.

“My brain and my mind wasn’t right, but it healed,” Groberg said. He was treated for nearly two years at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Groberg said he stands by his decision but still struggles with regret for his fallen friends: “I would do it again, and I would try to be better," he said, mentioning that four other soldiers didn't come home from that fateful day. U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin J. Griffin, 45, U.S. Army Maj. Thomas E. Kennedy, 35, U.S. Air Force Maj. Walter D. Gray, 38, and Mr. Ragaei Abdelfattah, 43, died in the attack. “So when I was in the hospital ... When they close the doors at night, all I could think of was what could I have done better to bring them home?”

"Groberg was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Obama in November 2015. At the ceremony, the president said, "On his very worst day, he managed to summon his very best. That's the nature of courage." Groberg, an immigrant from France, became a naturalized citizen at 17 and decided to join the Army only a couple of years later."

Think the current occupant of the Oval Office would have approved?

"He said his decision to serve in the military was “personal, obviously for many reasons.” One them them: When he was 13 years old, his family in Algeria was targeted by the Armed Islamic Group of Algeria.

“They killed my uncle,” Groberg said. “They shot him, they beheaded him, and dismembered him and sent him back to my family. So I was probably 13 years old at the time and that really had an impact on my life.” He was a freshman in college when the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 rocked the country. Because of that, he said, “I really realized my duty as an American, and to earn a right to call myself an American, was to go fight for my country when we’re attacked.”

Uncommon Valor.


11-16-18

In follow up to a recent edition here and elsewhere regarding the loss of a truly great police officer, the following is indeed most stunning.  Especially, considering its source.  ABC News reports:

"After a Georgia police officer was shot dead in the line of duty, inmates at the local jail sent a "heartfelt" letter to the sheriff. Gwinnett County Police Officer Antwan Toney was shot dead while responding to a call on Oct. 20. He had been with the department for three years. "Though law enforcement and criminals may be considered opposites, the intrinsic value of a human life transcends those boundaries by far," the Gwinnett County Jail inmates wrote to Gwinnett County Sheriff Butch Conway. "Right is right and wrong is wrong. No matter the color uniform." The letter -- dated Oct. 30 and released by the Gwinnett County Sheriff on Saturday -- extended condolences to Toney's family as well as the "brotherhood" of local law enforcement. "I submit this letter to honor all police officers, military personnell [sic] and first responders," the inmates wrote. "Your service and sacrifice make the world a better place for all. Thank you." The names were redacted but it appears as if 20 inmates signed their names to the letter. "We're deeply appreciative of this act of kindness from these men," the sheriff's office said in a statement. "We think that Officer Toney would also be appreciative of their actions and we hope you are, too."


11-16-18

The following is well beyond the call of duty.  Certainly, must have made the Trooper's day, however.  ABC News reports:

"A New York State Trooper received the biggest shock of his career Sunday night while on patrol -- an 8,000-pound surprise, to be exact. Sgt. Dave Scott was on duty when police received a call around 11:35 p.m. detailing an elephant that had somehow gotten loose in Westtown, New York State Police Public Information Officer for Troop F Steven Nevel told ABC News. Scott and another trooper responded to the field within 10 minutes, where the elephant was enjoying her freedom. Scott, who is familiar with the area, had an inkling that the elephant had escaped from the Sanctuary for Animals, a farm that houses all kinds of animals, across the street. Scott then went to the sanctuary and alerted the owners of the elephant's breakout, who came out and ordered the elephant to go back to where she belongs. "They came out and spoke to the elephant like someone would talk to their dog," Nevel said. "They told her to turn around and head back home, and she started heading back home."

Imagine that.

"The 46-year-old Vietnamese elephant named Fripha, who arrived in the U.S. after she was burned by napalm during the Vietnam War, was able to stroll out of the sanctuary after a worker forgot to turn on an electric fence, Nevel said. Fripha was not phased by the commotion and remained "nice" and "friendly" during the run-in, he added. While state police often get calls detailing wayward bears, dogs and deer, it was the first time Scott had ever had to escort an elephant home, describing the encounter as "the strangest thing," Nevel said. "I wish I could have seen the trooper's face when it came over the radio that we have a wandering elephant," Nevel said. "I can imagine that he would have said, 'Can you repeat that?'"


11-16-18

5-25-18

... Hey, Sheriff?  Is it true Llano County Attorney Becky Lange has advised you to stay out of the "Berardi Property Rights Denial-Damage To Pace Arrow-Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764" fiasco?  That right, Bill?  Isn't that obstruction of justice?  Also true your deputies have advised the Bolens to accept the status quo and not force the no-trespassing issue with Greene?  If so, isn't that also obstruction and official oppression?  When will you do your job, Bill?  As an elected official, you answer to the public, forget?  -- No honor?  ... No honor at all?  If the foregoing allegations are indeed true, didn't you swear an oath to uphold the law and Constitution?  Why aren't you doing so?  No guts?

Your deputy has been accused of abusing authority.  What action have you taken other than ignore the complaint?  Why aren't both Rodriguez and the County Attorney under criminal investigation?  The County Attorney appears to be obstructing justice, accepting the word of Greene in lieu of two surveyor companies who strongly assert otherwise.  Both the County Attorney and District Attorney have ignored complaints.  Par for the course in Llano County, isn't it?  Failed to do their jobs.  No surprise there, right, Bill?  Both receiving 'special consideration' up to and/or including a bribe from Greene?  Regardless, clearly, no justice in Nazi Llano County.  Bottom line?  Desperate need for an outside criminal investigation.  Conveniently, forget?  This County is ruled by men, certainly not rule of law and the United States Constitution.

Precisely, why there is desperate need for a new federal agency whose sole function would be to investigate, arrest, charge, and prosecute criminal law enforcement, prosecutors, and judges in a special court whose only mandate would be to adjudicate such cases.  Total independence.  Until that happens, the criminal bastards who falsely believe they run and own this hell hole County will continue to do as they please.

Tim Chorney, Publisher
Liberty In Peril

Some salient quotes occurring later on in this edition vis a vis unfinished business County officials continue to ignore:

... "When is this shit finally going to end?  When will the goddamned law enforcement community finally stop making excuses for engaging in outrageous criminal activity, blatant murder?  Protecting its own no matter what it does or doesn't do?  Convenient, isn't it, Sheriff?  No foreign power, no terrorist organization, not even the criminal element presents a greater threat to life, liberty, all civil and constitutional rights and liberties than all branches and levels of government, -- including law enforcement.

"Corruption within law enforcement remains an existential threat to life, liberty, all civil and constitutional rights and liberties.  So what else is new?  ... Right, Bill?  Same old duplicitous, aggressively stupid shit occurs right here in Nazi Llano County.  ... Doesn't it, Sheriff?

"Think it'll change any time soon?  Don't hold your breath, readers.  Not how things work in Nazi America, right, Sheriff?  Highly reminiscent of how your goons operate though, isn't it, Bill?  Forget?  'Stupid is as stupid does.'  F--ked up is f--ked up no matter where, no matter how.  Problem throughout all law enforcement.

"Including right here in Nazi Llano County, right, Sheriff?  Too many officers clearly have their heads securely lodged where the sun seldom shines.  Egregious insanity continues to be perpetrated by the criminal jackbooted bastards in blue.  Ongoing issue.  All over our formerly great country.

"Not just in Dallas as in the Guyger case, but all over the nation.  No end to it.  Surprised?  Why?  In today's increasingly national socialist climate anything goes, right, Bill?  Live in a de facto fascist police-state, quickly transitioning to the Trump nazi's Fourth Reich.  Certainly, a problem here in Nazi Llano County, isn't it, Sheriff?  Your goons, however, aren't held accountable when they egregiously f--k up.  Ever.

"Precisely why you refuse to release information on your deputies to the long-suffering public?  That is, employment history, criminal background, results of drug testing, etc..  ... Got to protect your criminal jackbooted thugs preying on the citizenry with virtual impunity, right, sir?

"Equally pointedly, why hasn't Llano County Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764 been held criminally accountable for egregious abuse of power involving denial of property rights to a Kingsland property owner?  To say nothing of consequent resultant physical damage done to a motor home on that property.  Why are you protecting this clueless son of a bitch, Sheriff?  Why hasn't he been prosecuted for official oppression?  Where is financial compensation for the damage this jackbooted piece of human excrement is responsible for?

"Ferociously pointedly, why is the District Attorney and the County Attorney continuing to protect this jackbooted piece of shit?  He and others like him present an exigent threat to life, liberty, all civil and constitutional rights and liberties.

"You're not doing your jobs, Sheriff.  You've got a loose vicious dog problem in Kingsland, Bill.  When will you and the troops finally do something about this ongoing issue?  Certainly, a recurring problem on Skyline, particularly on occasion at the intersection of Odessa.  Pedestrians, runners, and cyclists are at risk."

... Small sampling of what's to come in this edition.  Read on.


The following email was sent to the District Attorney:

Copyright 2018 Tim Chorney, Publisher, Liberty In Peril

Wiley B. "Sonny" McAfee
District Attorney
33rd and 424th Judicial Districts
Llano, TX 78643

March 9, 2018

Re:  Berardi Property Rights Denial-Damage To Pace Arrow-Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764

Counselor:

The enclosed emails were sent to the Llano County Attorney and Sheriff, respectively, vis a vis the above matter.  Remain unanswered.  The County Attorney appears to be protecting and defending the deputy at behest of Kingsland property owner Johnny Greene.  May have received some consideration from Greene up to and including a bribe.  Are the County Attorney, Greene, and the Deputy under criminal investigation?  If not, why not?

Tim Chorney, Publisher
Liberty In Peril
Formerly,
The Llano Ledger
www.libertyinperil.com
P.O. Box 151
Buchanan Dam, Texas 78609

c. Liberty In Peril

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Copyright 2018 Tim Chorney, Publisher, Liberty In Peril

Rebecca Lange, Llano County Attorney
Llano County Attorney's Office
Llano, Texas 78643

February 9, 2018

Re:  Berardi Property Rights Denial-Damage To Pace Arrow-Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764

Counselor:

As you're well aware, we have an outrageously corrupt, abusive, achingly inept Llano County Sheriff's Office here in Nazi Llano County.  Worse, you and your office aid and abet these SS jackbooted bastards in black.  The issue at the moment is the same it's been the last six months.

How is it two surveyor companies, the Appraisal District, the Tax Office, the Precinct 3 Commissioner, even the goddamned Sheriff himself now states Kingsland resident James Berardi owns the lots in contention all these months?

Yet, you ludicrously assert that's not the County's legal position.  It's not?  Why not?  You claim you're not a real estate expert.  Rather than accept the advice of two surveyor companies, the Precinct 3 Commissioner, the Appraisal District, the Tax Office, and even the Sheriff himself, you've inexplicably chosen to follow the advice of property owner Johnny Greene, -- who conveniently happens to be reportedly in the oil industry.

Question to be asked.  Could you have received any 'consideration' in return, -- up to and including a bribe?  Only way to know for sure is for the District Attorney to conduct a criminal investigation.  Apparently, there has been none.  If not, why not?

Equally pointedly, why hasn't Llano County Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764 been held criminally accountable for egregious abuse of power involving denial of property rights to this Kingsland property owner?  To say nothing of consequent resultant physical damage done to a motor home on that property.

Our achingly useless, worthless, gutless Sheriff has ignored an email vis a vis the damage this jackbooted thug is responsible for.  Interestingly, his fellow officers believe him to be an idiot.  Yet, the Sheriff continued to defend this piece of human excrement until he realized  this entire fiasco would not be swept under the carpet.

Rodriguez is indeed an idiot.  Would you believe this piece of crap ordered the motor home to be moved on to an unmarked unused Llano County road? That motor home has indeed been moved back to where it was parked before Rodriguez forced it to be moved.  Why hasn't the County paid for the cost of moving it back?  To say nothing of the damage.

Equally pointedly, why is it the County has allowed Theresa Ahrens to park and live in her tiny cottage on that very same road?  Why hasn't she been evicted by the County?  Why was she assessed taxes on an adjacent improvement she doesn't own?

Why is it, Counselor, Johnny Greene is paying for the attorney retained by Ms. Ahrens?  Is Greene attempting to make this all go away by bribery?  Greene has also informed Berardi he is going to sue.  For what?  Has Greene lost his mind?

What about Wells who installed a $4500 septic system on a lot turns out he does not own as a result of Greene, an outrageously inept County, to say nothing of the Llano County Attorney who remains equally determinedly clueless?

How about Bolen who hasn't a pot to piss in, but was nonetheless f--ked over by Greene to say nothing of an egregiously inept County, to say nothing of you and your goddamned equally incompetent office?

None of this is going away, Counselor, -- any time soon.  Will not be swept under the carpet as all the other crap going on in this hell hole County.  Not a chance.  Expect a full expose in this publication whether or not this outrageous fiasco finally gets resolved.  Including full public exposure of both the Sheriff and his jackbooted thug.

Tim Chorney, Publisher
Liberty In Peril
Formerly,
The Llano Ledger
www.libertyinperil.com
P.O. Box 151
Buchanan Dam, Texas 78609

c. Liberty In Peril

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Copyright 2017 Tim Chorney, Publisher, Liberty In Peril

Bill Blackburn, Sheriff
Llano County Sheriff's Office
2001 N. State Hwy. 16 Suite A
Llano, Texas 78643

August 23, 2017

Re: Damage To Pace Arrow-Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764

Sheriff:

Archive and retain all reports vis a vis damage to the Pace Arrow resulting from egregious abuse of authority perpetrated by Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764, on the Berardi property in Kingsland on 8-16-17.

Tim Chorney, Publisher
Liberty In Peril
Formerly,
The Llano Ledger
www.libertyinperil.com
P.O. Box 151
Buchanan Dam, Texas 78609

c. Liberty In Peril


11-16-18

Wake up, Sheriff.  Again, where is dashcam video of the killing of Jeffrey Gray Wise, 52, of Austin by DPS and the Llano County Sheriff's Office?  One hundred thirty four weeks, now.  A goddamned disgrace.  Why are you still sitting on this information?  What are you hiding, Sheriff?  What is the identity of the officers who killed Wise?  Too gutless to release this information to the public that pays your salary and that of your goons?  Reportedly, there were three officers involved in the shooting.

Who are they, Sheriff?  Their past history?  An ongoing investigation remains a lame bullshit excuse.  How can you and your goons be trusted when you refuse to disclose information?  One hundred thirty four weeks.  Especially, your egregious failure to disclose the identity of the officers who pulled the trigger.  To cover your sorry ass, Sheriff?  Those of your thugs?  The people have a right to know what happened, how it went down.  You don't understand that, Sheriff?  Sadly, clearly, you answer to no one.  Including taxpayers.  Especially, taxpayers.

Until you and your goons come clean, doubt will remain this was indeed a good shoot.  The longer you drag your feet, the greater the doubt.  Think not?  Wake up.  Your credibility has tanked.  Isn't getting any better as this bullshit continues unabated.  One hundred thirty four weeks.   Still no identification of the officers involved  ... Can't get your stories straight?  In line?  Discrepancy between LCSO and DPS? Wake up, Sheriff.  The public no longer buys the bullshit.  No longer trusts you.  On this and many, many other issues.  You have no credibility.  Absolutely, none.

Readers, this is but one of about four other highly questionable killings by law enforcement in Llano County in the last decade or so.  There was one within the City of Llano, another in a field near Fuzzy's Corner, Buchanan Dam, yet another in Point Tella, Buchanan Dam, still another in Tow.  If there are any others I may have neglected to mention, kindly email.

It's time the public be fully informed.  -- Know what we're dealing with here and how 'law' 'enforcement' operates in this hell hole County.  If these jackbooted bastards are not reined in, the life lost could be yours courtesy of a law enforcement system that is no longer accountable to anyone.  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?

The Sheriff seems to have no clue the people who pay him and his goons are entitled to know whom is killing whom and why.  This shit always seems to be swept under the carpet.  Ignored.  The attitude of these jackbooted sons of bitches is trust us.  They can't be.  They've lied too many times.  Refuse to be accountable to anyone.  We live in a goddamned fascist police-state where law enforcement does as it pleases. Usually, with impunity.  That has to change.

The Texas Rangers have become rubber stamp to atrocities committed by law enforcement.  This also has to change.  No one is holding law enforcement accountable any longer.  No one.  No one in state or federal government. This is precisely why Ferguson triggered such an uproar.  There was no justice there.  None here.  None anywhere.  Officers are abusive, corrupt, inept.

Falsely ticket and arrest the innocent to line County coffers.  Court fees charged continue to be horrendous.  -- Aren't taxpayers already looted to pay these costs?  Aren't you boys not only double f--king those falsely accused, but taxpayers also hellaciously looted to pay the very same costs?   Yet, the criminal bastards in power in Llano continue to pile on the fees. This is nothing more than goddamned bullshit.  This money finds its way into the pockets of the corrupt, abusive bastards who falsely believe they run and own this hell hole.

Would you believe the last time the Sheriff's Office happened to be 'audited' during the Garrett regime, reportedly, auditors couldn't figure out what went where and why? Yet, surprise, surprise.  Nothing was done.  There has to be transparency.  There is none.  Why would these thieving bastards want any?  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  How else could they so easily steal and loot with virtual impunity?  Worse, this reinforces jackbooted power in this goddamned, godforsaken hell hole County.

The public has a right to know the histories of the Sheriff's goons.  Clearly, the Sheriff doesn't think so.  That is, where they came from.  Why they left where they were.  What is happening here is the Sheriff is using 'personnel matters' as a convenient excuse to deny the public access to the history of outrageously corrupt, abusive, inept officers who are no more than criminals themselves.

He's protecting his outrageously corrupt, abusive, inept jackbooted bastards.  Worse, the standards imposed by sheriff's offices statewide with the exception of metropolitan counties are well below those of DPS and city police departments.  Why?  So the corruption, abuse, ineptness, and outright stealing can continue unabated?  This has to change.  ... Can't have that, can we?  Sheriff?  TL?

The public should understand Llano County authorities have it all sewn up.  Did you know the Texas Attorney General does not have the authority to investigate and prosecute County authorities on his own?  The District Attorney has to call for an investigation by the Texas Rangers.  Then, the State can prosecute if it so chooses.

Consequently?  Guess what?  Nothing will happen.  Nothing ever does.  The goddamned corruption continues unabated until you, the public, pressure authorities.  Precisely, why we all enjoy the 'best' government money can buy. Literally.  Without question, the corrupt, abusive, inept sons of bitches are all bought and paid for.  Firmly clamped to the taxpayer tit.  Dependent on money looted from innocent citizens caught in their web.  Phony fines and court costs cleverly designed to f--k the innocent and enrich the pieces of shit who falsely believe they run and own Llano County. Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?

Interestingly, the former Sheriff and District Attorney were reportedly forced to retire after an outrageous scandal involving a drunk driving police officer from out of town.  Including special treatment of the drunken son of a bitch that no other citizen caught doing the same would have been afforded.  An honest, honorable Llano County Deputy suffered the consequences. Forget?  Great officers do not last in this hell hole County. ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?

With all ongoing abuse in this goddamned County, one thing remains for damned sure.  We're just getting started, Sheriff.  You will continue to be exposed for whom and what you and your corrupt, abusive, inept jackbooted bastards have become, truly are, not what you phonies purport to be, that is, how you continue to f--k over a public you've falsely sworn to protect and defend.  -- Exposure, the only way short of an unwanted dreaded revolution to force desperately needed change in a goddamned fascist police-state. The Fourth Reich.

Have your jackbooted thugs been tested for steroids, Sheriff?  If you've nothing to hide, Bill, release the results of all drug testing.  'Personnel matters?'  Bullshit.  Looted taxpayers have the right to know.  They're footing the bill for all this goddamned corruption, abuse, ineptness. When will you and the boys end the shakedowns?  Looting of the innocent to line County coffers?  No honor at all?

Where are your swastika armbands, you fascist son of a bitch?  You and your thugs remain out of uniform.  Once again, Sheriff, and ad nauseum, did you and/or your goons pressure Schilling to exit the race?  Did you steal the election? If so, an aggressively stupid, achingly gutless public gets what it truly deserves.  One of the most corrupt, abusive, inept 'law' 'enforcement' agencies in our formerly great country.


11-16-18

Have any information, knowledge of, experience with a purportedly non-profit volunteer clean-up group called Looking Forward In Llano County affiliated with the Llano County Attorney's Office?  Email this publication at libertyinperil@protonmail.com to provide information and/or arrange a meeting to discuss this matter.  If requested, your identity will be protected.  The question is quite simple.  Is this group what it claims to be and on the level?


11-16-18

Highly reminiscent of our outrageously bought and paid for judiciary, Llano County prosecutors, Sheriff Bill Blackburn and his criminal SS jackbooted bastards in black who continue to egregiously disgrace themselves and the badge, do as they please regardless of the law and Constitution, carefully consider the following.  It's appalling.  Runs against the grain of everything our formerly great country once stood for.  No longer.

The following is well beyond outrageously appalling.  Blatant murder.  NPR reports:

"When police arrived after reports of a shooting over the weekend at a bar outside Chicago, witnesses say Jemel Roberson, a 26-year-old security guard who worked there, had already subdued the alleged assailant, pinning him to the ground. Adam Harris, who was at Manny's Blue Bar in Robbins at the time of the incident on Sunday, told WGN-TV that Roberson was holding "somebody on the ground with his knee in his back, with his gun in his back" when officers from neighboring Midlothian got there early Sunday. Midlothian Police Chief Daniel Delaney said that's when one of his officers "encountered a subject with a gun" and shot him, according to a statement given to the media. But the "subject" was Roberson, not the suspect in the bar shooting."

Reread the above last statement.

"Witnesses say Roberson was wearing his uniform, including a hat emblazoned with the word "security," and was holding a firearm he was licensed to carry. Midlothian police confirmed that two officers responded to the scene at the bar on Sunday and that one of them opened fire. "Everybody was screaming out 'Security!' " Harris told WGN. "And they still did their job, and saw a black man with a gun, and basically killed him."

Called murder.

"Roberson was declared dead shortly after arriving at a hospital. Four others at the bar, including the shooting suspect, sustained non-life-threatening injuries, police said. Delaney said that the Cook County Sheriff's Office and the Robbins Police Department were investigating the shooting."

'Comforting,' isn't it?  Fox guarding the goddamned chicken coop.

"Roberson was the father of a 9-month-old son. "This was going to be my baby's first Christmas with his dad and now he's going to miss out on everything," Avontea Boose, the child's mother, told The Associated Press.

"Roberson was also a musician for churches in his community. "Every artist he's ever played for, every musician he's ever sat beside, we're all just broken because we have no answers," the Rev. Patricia Hill told WGN. She added that Roberson had dreamed of being a police officer. "He was getting ready to train and do all that stuff, so the very people he wanted to be family with, took his life," Hill said. Roberson's family filed a lawsuit on Monday against the Midlothian police department and the officer who shot him, seeking damages of $1 million. A GoFundMe page has been established to raise money for funeral costs. Family and friends held a vigil Monday evening at the nightclub where he was killed."

In follow up, NPR reports:

"A new statement from the state agency tasked with investigating a white police officer's fatal shooting of a black security guard in suburban Chicago suggests the officer could not have known the man wasn't a threat. Jemel Roberson, 26, was armed and working security at Manny's Blue Room in the village of Robbins around 4 a.m. Sunday when a shooting occurred, according to the Cook County Sheriff's office. Witnesses said Roberson subdued one of the people involved. In a statement released late Tuesday night, the Illinois State Police said that according to witness statements, an officer from the nearby village of Midlothian gave Roberson "multiple verbal commands to drop the gun and get on the ground before ultimately discharging his weapon and striking the subject." The agency said Roberson was in "plain black clothing with no markings readily identifying him as a Security Guard."

Not true:

"That contradicts what people who said they witnessed the shooting told the media. Jakia Woods lives in a house adjacent to Manny's parking lot. She said officers already on the scene had asked Roberson to release the suspect, and Roberson was complying, when another officer came through the bar's back door. "Before [Roberson] could get up off of him, the officer comes flying out this door gun up," Woods said Tuesday afternoon while standing on her porch. "He says, 'Get on the ground,' and before he says 'ground,' he fires the first shot." "Everybody is screaming and hollering," she said. "Even the officers were screaming and hollering, 'He's one of us. He's one of us. He's a security guard. He works here.' " Witness Adam Harris told WGN-TV he saw the same thing. "Everybody is screaming out, 'He's a security guard,' " Harris said. Reached late Tuesday night, Woods said investigators had not attempted to interview her. The Illinois State Police did not respond to multiple calls for comment late Tuesday."

Apparently, police are lying.  Covering their ass.  ... Or, simply grossly incompetent.

"Four other people were shot and left with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the sheriff's office. Attorney Gregory Kulis filed a civil rights lawsuit seeking more than $1 million on behalf of Roberson's mother, Beatrice Roberson. He said Jemel Roberson was wearing a hat with the word "security" when he was shot. "He was retained to do a job, and he did his job well," Kulis said. "He probably saved some people's lives." Kulis described Roberson as a kind young man who his mother said was interested in eventually joining law enforcement. Kulis said he loved music, specifically playing organ. "In fact, the day of the incident he was supposed to be in church that morning to play the organ." By Tuesday afternoon, a small memorial had sprung up for Roberson in Manny's parking lot. Candles spelled out his first name, and a small, brightly colored electric keyboard lay next to them."

Why isn't the public entitled to know the identity of its criminal jackbooted oppressors in blue?  Why are they protecting the identity of the officer who opened fire, killed the security guard?

"The officer's name has not been released, but the Midlothian Police Department said Tuesday that he had been placed on leave."

Paid 'vacation' time.

"Midlothian Police Chief Daniel Delaney said in a statement posted on Facebook that Jemel Roberson was a "brave man who was doing his best to end an active-shooter situation." "The Midlothian Police Department is completely saddened by this tragic incident and we give our heartfelt condolences to Jemel, his family and his friends," Delaney wrote."

Believe the Chief?  Think he's telling the truth?  ... Or, placating the public?

CBS News/AP reports:

"In their first official account of the police shooting that killed an armed black security guard outside a bar in suburban Chicago early Sunday, Illinois State Police say Jemel Roberson ignored an officer's "multiple verbal commands" to drop his gun and get on the ground. The state police account contradicts witnesses who say Roberson, 26, was wearing clothing that identified him as a security guard, saying instead he was wearing "plain black clothing with no markings." The Illinois State Police is investigating the shooting by the white Midlothian officer, who has not been identified. Protesters gathered Tuesday outside the Midlothian Police Department, some carrying portraits of Roberson. A family attorney has said the young man was a father, and his girlfriend is pregnant with their second child. A memorial of candles took shape nearby. Advocates planned a rally Wednesday to demand justice for Roberson amid calls for prosecutors to investigate.

"Police said a gunman had entered Manny's Blue Room Lounge in Robbins early Sunday morning, and shot and wounded multiple people inside the bar. When officers arrived at the scene, Roberson was holding down a suspect on the ground outside the bar, witnesses told CBS Chicago. "A Midlothian Police Officer encountered a subject in plain black clothing with no markings readily identifying him as a Security Guard, armed with a gun in the west parking lot," state police said late Tuesday. "According to witness statements, the Midlothian officer gave the armed subject multiple verbal commands to drop the gun and get on the ground before ultimately discharging his gun and striking the subject." Illinois State Police said the investigation later determined that the "armed subject" was a security guard and was "attempting to subdue a subject believed to be involved in the initial shooting" when he was killed. An attorney for Roberson's mother says Roberson was holding down a shooting suspect and wearing a hat emblazoned with the word "security" when he was shot.

"Here is a security guard who is subduing a suspect," but the officer "just sees a black man with a gun and kills him," Alderman Keith Price said. Price said he learned from witnesses that there are security cameras inside and outside the bar. He urged the Cook County State's Attorney's Office to launch an investigation. Another security guard at the tavern said the officer jumped onto the bar and waved an assault rifle before running outside and fatally shooting the guard, an attorney said Tuesday. Gregory E. Kulis, who on Monday filed a civil rights lawsuit against the officer and the community where he works, said the surviving guard told him that the officer pointed a gun at him until he screamed at him that he was a security guard. "That's when he jumped off the bar, waving the gun, and ran outside the door," said Kulis, who declined to identify the other security guard.

"In an initial statement, Midlothian Police Chief Daniel Delaney said only that the officer shot "a subject with a gun." The officer has been placed on administrative leave, which is standard in such shootings until the investigation is complete, the chief said. Delaney later issued a statement Tuesday saying that there were conflicting reports immediately after the shooting about whether Roberson was a suspect or a security guard, reports the Chicago Tribune. Delaney said in the statement: "Jemel Roberson was a brave man who was doing his best to end an active shooter situation at Manny's Blue Room."

"Kulis would not say if he thinks race played a role in Chicago-area shooting, but the fact that the officer is white and Roberson was black has prompted some - including a prominent local African-American newspaper columnist - to question the officer's thinking. "I believe a police officer showing up at a chaotic scene where a white man has a gun would have at least hollered for him to put the gun down before opening fire," Chicago Sun-Times columnist Mary Mitchell wrote after the shooting. "But too often, black men are not given the benefit of the doubt." Kulis said he is trying to gather information about the officer, who he said came to the Midlothian department four years ago from another department and is a member of a SWAT team.

"The Illinois State Police wouldn't respond to a series of questions from CBS News, including about what kind of video, if any, captured the incident and whether it will be released. A spokesman said the investigation is ongoing and no further information outside of the statement would be released at this time.

"In his $1 million federal lawsuit, Kulis contends that the officer who shot Roberson violated the man's 4th Amendment rights against unreasonable searches and seizures. "The use of force is considered a seizure, and he needed probable cause to use force and he did not have that," he said."

When is this shit finally going to end?  When will the goddamned law enforcement community finally stop making excuses for engaging in outrageous criminal activity, blatant murder?  Protecting its own no matter what it does or doesn't do?  Convenient, isn't it, Sheriff?  No foreign power, no terrorist organization, not even the criminal element presents a greater threat to life, liberty, all civil and constitutional rights and liberties than all branches and levels of government, -- including law enforcement.

Corruption within law enforcement remains an existential threat to life, liberty, all civil and constitutional rights and liberties.  So what else is new?  ... Right, Bill?  Same old duplicitous, aggressively stupid shit occurs right here in Nazi Llano County.  ... Doesn't it, Sheriff?

Think it'll change any time soon?  Don't hold your breath, readers.  Not how things work in Nazi America, right, Sheriff?  Highly reminiscent of how your goons operate though, isn't it, Bill?  Forget?  'Stupid is as stupid does.'  F--ked up is f--ked up no matter where, no matter how.  Problem throughout all law enforcement.

Including right here in Nazi Llano County, right, Sheriff?  Too many officers clearly have their heads securely lodged where the sun seldom shines.  Egregious insanity continues to be perpetrated by the criminal jackbooted bastards in blue.  Ongoing issue.  All over our formerly great country.

Not just in Dallas as in the Guyger case, but all over the nation.  No end to it.  Surprised?  Why?  In today's increasingly national socialist climate anything goes, right, Bill?  Live in a de facto fascist police-state, quickly transitioning to the Trump nazi's Fourth Reich.  Certainly, a problem here in Nazi Llano County, isn't it, Sheriff?  Your goons, however, aren't held accountable when they egregiously f--k up.  Ever.

Precisely why you refuse to release information on your deputies to the long-suffering public?  That is, employment history, criminal background, results of drug testing, etc..  ... Got to protect your criminal jackbooted thugs preying on the citizenry with virtual impunity, right, sir?

Equally pointedly, why hasn't Llano County Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764 been held criminally accountable for egregious abuse of power involving denial of property rights to a Kingsland property owner?  To say nothing of consequent resultant physical damage done to a motor home on that property.  Why are you protecting this clueless son of a bitch, Sheriff?  Why hasn't he been prosecuted for official oppression?  Where is financial compensation for the damage this jackbooted piece of human excrement is responsible for?

Ferociously pointedly, why is the District Attorney and the County Attorney continuing to protect this jackbooted piece of shit?  He and others like him present an exigent threat to life, liberty, all civil and constitutional rights and liberties.

You're not doing your jobs, Sheriff.  You've got a loose vicious dog problem in Kingsland, Bill.  When will you and the troops finally do something about this ongoing issue?  Certainly, a recurring problem on Skyline, particularly on occasion at the intersection of Odessa.  Pedestrians, runners, and cyclists are at risk.

Cowardly fail to financially and/or materially support those fighting for all civil and constitutional rights and liberties at great personal cost and risk?  Get what you truly deserve.


11-16-18

Highly reminiscent of our outrageously bought and paid for judiciary, Llano County prosecutors, Sheriff Bill Blackburn and his criminal SS jackbooted bastards in black who continue to egregiously disgrace themselves and the badge, do as they please regardless of the law and Constitution, carefully consider the following.  It's appalling.  Runs against the grain of everything our formerly great country once stood for.  No longer.

In follow up to an earlier case repeatedly covered here and elsewhere, NPR reports:

"Tyler Barriss, 26, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to making a false report resulting in a death, after he placed a hoax call late last year that resulted in police fatally shooting an unarmed man in Wichita, Kan. Barriss pleaded guilty to a total of 51 charges as part of a plea deal. He will be sentenced in January, The Associated Press reports. Prosecuting U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister told The Wichita Eagle he will recommend that Barriss be sentenced to 20 years in prison, providing he writes apology letters to police, dispatchers and the family of Andrew Finch, a 28-year-old father of two who was shot by police who responded to the hoax call in December."

Nowhere near good enough.  A man is dead for absolutely no reason.  No reason at all.

"The call that led to Finch's death was an instance known as "swatting" — making a false report of an ongoing crime so serious that a SWAT team or large group of officers shows up. Barriss was charged with the federal crime of making hoax bomb threats in phone calls to the headquarters of the FBI and the Federal Communications Commission. He falsely reported bombs at dozens of high schools, universities, shopping malls and television stations. "He called from Los Angeles to emergency numbers in Ohio, New Hampshire, Nevada, Massachusetts, Illinois, Utah, Virginia, Texas, Arizona, Missouri, Maine, Pennsylvania, New Mexico, New York, Michigan, Florida and Canada," according to the AP."

Busy little f--ker, wasn't he?

"In the case of Finch, Barriss placed a call claiming that he had shot his father and was holding other relatives hostage in a home in Wichita. In reality, Barriss placed the call from California. As NPR has reported, "Finch appeared at the door to the house and, following verbal commands from the officers, stepped forward with his hands up. At numerous points, however, he reached for his waistband. Fearful that Finch was going for a firearm, an officer discharged one round," killing him."

Insult to injury?  Get this:

"The police officer who shot Finch did not face charges."

Why wasn't this gutless jackbooted criminal son of a bitch in blue not prosecuted?  Law enforcement does not have the right to shoot first, ask questions later in a democratic republic supposedly under the United States Constitution.  In Nazi America, apparently, they do.  No more than legalized murder.  This must change.  ... Hear the rumble?  An unwanted dreaded second American revolution catastrophically looming.

"What gives the cops the right to open fire?" the victim's mother, Lisa Finch, said in January. "That cop murdered my son over a false report."

Goddamned right.  Yet, the criminal jackbooted bastard in law enforcement was not prosecuted for his gutless crime.

Cowardly fail to financially and/or materially support those fighting for all civil and constitutional rights and liberties at great personal cost and risk?  Get what you truly deserve.


11-9-18

Amazing how the very best in humanity often emerges after the very worst.  CBS News reports:

"The Jewish nurse who treated Pittsburgh synagogue shooter Robert Bowers when he arrived at the hospital is telling his side of the story, CBS Pittsburgh reported, saying he acted upon love and "didn't see evil." Ari Mahler's Facebook post has been shared more than 128,000 times since it was published Saturday evening. In his powerful post, Mahler said he was singled out because of his faith as a child and notes reading "Die Jew. Love, Hitler" were stuffed in his locker at school."

Despite the above, this most remarkable man rose to the occasion:

"Mahler now works as a trauma nurse and was at Allegheny General Hospital when Bowers was wheeled into the emergency room, yelling, "Death to all Jews." It was moments after Bowers' shooting rampage Oct. 27 where he killed 11 people. "To be honest, I didn't see evil when I looked into Robert Bowers' eyes. All I saw was a clear lack of depth, intelligence and palpable amounts of confusion," Mahler wrote. Mahler says Bowers thanked him for saving him, showing him kindness and treating him the same way he would treat any other patient."

Police also rose to the occasion.  Could have summarily executed the bastard.  Did not.  Deferred to the system of justice.

"This was the same Robert Bowers that just committed mass homicide. The Robert Bowers who instilled panic in my heart worrying my parents were two of his 11 victims less than an hour before his arrival," Mahler wrote.

    "I am The Jewish Nurse. Yes, that Jewish Nurse. The same one that people are talking about in the Pittsburgh shooting...
    Posted by Ari Mahler on Saturday, November 3, 2018"

Remarkably, brilliantly astute, profoundly insightful:

"Mahler says he doesn't think Bowers knew he was Jewish and he chose not to say anything and to show him empathy because he wanted Bowers to feel compassion. "I felt that the best way to honor his victims was for a Jew to prove him wrong," Mahler said. Mahler ended his post by saying his actions came from love. "Love. That's why I did it ... Love as an action is more powerful than words, and love in the face of evil gives others hope," Mahler wrote. "It demonstrates humanity. It reaffirms why we're all here. ... I could care less what Robert Bowers thinks, but you, the person reading this, love is the only message I wish instill in you. If my actions mean anything, love means everything."

Think not?


11-9-18

Here's another stunning example of exceptionally rare, remarkable compassion.  NBC News reports:

"Ever since patrons and community members found out in mid-October that Stella Chhan was ill, they have been arriving at Donut City in Seal Beach, south of Los Angeles, to buy donuts by the dozen. The intent is to allow John Chhan to close his Southern California shop early each day so he can spend time with Stella, his wife."

Imagine that.

"Dawn Caviola, 58, has been a regular of Donut City for the past 13 years — visiting twice a month with her daughter. But during her most recent visit she found out that John Chhan, 62, was maintaining the shop on his own because Stella Chhan, 63, had suffered an aneurysm in late September and was recovering at a rehabilitation center. "I went home and I just couldn't get it out of my head," Caviola told NBC News on Saturday. "They are just such hardworking people." Caviola decided to write a blog post on the private community network, Nextdoor, to urge local residents to help. "I have never done anything like that before but I just thought if everyone can just buy a dozen doughnuts, it might help him out. I didn't think it would become this big," she said. The blog post said that if they managed to buy out his inventory for the day, Chann could leave early to spend time with his wife."

The public certainly rose to the occasion:

"The post immediately went viral on social media and Facebook — in part because the doughnut shop is considered an institution in the area. For the past 28 years, the couple and their baker have gotten to the shop at 2 a.m. PT every day to bake the doughnuts. They then open to the community by 4:30 a.m., seven days a week. It's a routine they've more or less kept to since opening the store in 1990, a decade after the husband and wife arrived in the U.S. as refugees from Cambodia."

... Think the President would approve?

"Marc Loopesko, a resident of Seal Beach for 22 years, has been frequenting the shop for nearly two decades. He was one of the hundreds of locals who saw the post and decided to take action. "[Donut City] has always been a local, convenient place for when I had a doughnut urge," he said. Loopesko decided that in addition to buying doughnuts, the community could offer the idea of starting a GoFundMe page for the Chhans but the shop owner politely declined, saying that he would rather have extra time with his wife."

Amazing, isn't it?

"Caviola said she wanted to help give him that. "People can just do a simple thing for their neighbors," she said. "There are people who don't even eat sugar who are buying doughnuts from Mr. Chhan and giving them out to strangers."

How about that?  ... Think compassion might be contagious?

"On Saturday morning, John Chhan was preparing to close his shop by 8:30 a.m. "We sold everything already," he told NBC News. "I feel very warm and very happy. Thank you to everyone." Chhan also said that his wife was recovering well and he hopes to have her back in the shop shortly. "She is a lot better," he said. "She can speak now and she is learning how to eat again."

See, we can do better.  Far better.  Certainly, not impossible.


11-9-18

While the war in Afghanistan has no end in sight, the following speaks for itself and the men and women who have served, fought, and died there.  NBC News reports:

"An Afghan military officer has written a moving open letter to the wife and seven children of a Utah mayor who was killed while serving in the country, describing him as “an inspiring man who loved you all.” Maj. Abdul Rahman Rahmani, a special mission pilot and U.S. Marine Corps University graduate, penned a tribute to Maj. Brent Taylor, a Utah National Guardsman fatally shot on Saturday. “I gained a great deal of knowledge from him and I am a better person for having met him,” Rahmani wrote in a message posted on Twitter.

"Taylor was killed in an apparent “insider attack” by a member of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces he was helping to train in Kabul. The assailant was subsequently killed by other Afghan forces. Taylor’s body was flown back to the Dover Air Force Base in Delaware overnight. The 39-year-old was also the mayor of North Ogden, Utah. He leaves behind his wife, Jennie, and seven children aged 11 months to 13 years.

“He died on our soil but he died for the success of freedom and democracy in both our countries,” Rahmani wrote. “I want you all to know that Afghans feel extreme sorrow and pain over the loss of your husband and father … please don’t think that the violent act that took his life is representative of us or our sentiments toward Americans.”

    "Dear Mrs. Taylor,
    Maj Taylor was my friend. I wrote this letter for his family.
    I hope this little contribution eases your pain.

    "Note: this letter was sent to his physical add by one my American mentors. I tried to email too but I failed to find her email. pic.twitter.com/28nH7o4W6D
    — Abdul Rahman Rahmani (@rahmanrahmanee) November 5, 2018"

It is those left behind who are indeed left to endure the pain:

"After receiving her husband’s body early Tuesday, Jennie Taylor urged Americans to vote, saying it “seems only fitting” he had “come home to U.S. soil in a flag-draped casket on our election day.” “It is a timeless and cherished honor to serve in our country's armed services,” she said. “The price of freedom surely feels incredibly high to all of us who know and love our individual soldier. But the value of freedom is immeasurable to all who know and love America and all that she represents.”

Consider this:

"Rahmani, who learned to fly at Fort Rucker in Alabama and was trained by U.S. forces, said he had learned about American cultural values from Taylor. “Here, a woman cannot express herself fully, either inside or outside the house. Here, most families treat children unfairly,” Rahmani wrote. “Let me admit that, before I met Brent, even I did not think that women and men should be treated equally. Your husband taught me to love my wife Hamida as an equal and treat my children as treasured gifts, to be a better father, to be a better husband and to be a better man.” “I flew missions with him,” the pilot added. “He was an inspiring man who loved you all.”


11-9-18

The following is an example of enlightened policing.  Step in the right direction.  ABC News reports:

"A South Florida police officer recently displayed his musical prowess while responding to a 911 call of an elderly man who had suffered from a bad fall. The Pembroke Pines Police officer of six years, who requested to be identified as only Officer Hernandez, told ABC News he sat down at the piano for the man's overwhelmed daughter. Hernandez, 30, was participating in a community patrol in Spring Valley last month when he heard a 911 call come in over the radio. Once he got to the home, he discovered that not only had the man in his 90s fallen, but his health was "doing really bad" in general, he said. "I guess that's why I did the whole piano thing," Hernandez said, adding that he could tell the man's daughter, who is in her 60s, was "struggling with her elderly parents." Hernandez then pointed to the white baby grand piano in the family's home, asking if they would mind if he played."

Imagine that.  Stunning act of remarkable enlightenment that went well beyond the call of duty.

"And we started jamming out" to songs like Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger," Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" as well as some classical and jazz music for about 10 minutes, Hernandez said. A firefighter on the scene recorded a video as others in the room sang along. And it turns out, Hernandez's method to calm the situation worked. Shortly after he started playing, the couple's daughter, who the piano belongs to, then stood to Hernandez's right and accompanied him with some duet work, he said. Hernandez, who is the lead pianist at his church, began playing around the age of 6, he said. The Miami Lakes resident is self-taught and also plays the guitar and drums. Depending on the type of call, he'll often ask permission to play when spotting musical instruments around a home, he said. "It usually makes people feel better," Hernandez said. "They see a police officer in uniform perform something cool, they get all excited."

Puts them at ease.  At a time of enormous stress.

"While Hernandez has not paid much attention to the praise he's getting on social media after the police department posted the video to its Facebook page, he said he's happy the video is promoting law enforcement in a positive light. "It definitely helps that people have a better view of our purpose," he said. "...We're human. We have talents. We have family. We're just like everyone else, but doing a job that no one likes to do."

If all cops had the attitude of this officer, we certainly would not have all the problems, abuse, needless violence we currently have in law enforcement.  This officer is a breath of fresh air.  Most valuable addition to the community.


11-9-18

The following is horrendous.  Unbearable for surviving officers.  Nightmare that never goes away.  ABC News reports:

"A 23-year-old sheriff's deputy died after her car became trapped in rising floodwaters during a storm near Houston Wednesday night. Loren Vasquez was responding to a water rescue call when she drove through a flooded road, causing her car to become airborne and land upside down in a water-filled ditch, the Waller County Sheriff's Office said Thursday."

Imagine having to deal with the impossible:

"Harrowing dispatch audio captured her fellow officers' struggle to reach her inside the car to rescue her. "I’ve got no way to get to her," one officer says in the dispatch audio. "I can’t get the doors open," an officer at the scene says with desperation in his voice. "I’ve broken a window but I can’t get the doors open ... I can't make contact with her."

This is an engineering issue that needs to be resolved by manufacturers.  Has to be a fail-safe way to unlock a door in an emergency or some other way to quickly gain access into a vehicle.  Certainly, not the first time this has been a problem.  Unfortunately, likely not the last.  This has to change.

"CPR in progress," an officer later reports. After Vasquez was rescued, she was taken to Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital, where she later died, the sheriff's office said. Vasquez began her career with the sheriff’s office in May 2018, the department said. "She had just completed her 20-week Field Training Program and had been on patrol as a single deputy unit for only three nights at the time of her death," the department said in a statement."

Great future cut short.  In the prime of life.  Horrendous loss to both the community and law enforcement.

"She lived in Waller County with her parents and younger brother, the sheriff's office said. Vasquez was also a local volunteer firefighter, the sheriff's office said. Her colleagues are left grieving her death."

Their inability to get into the car has to be tearing them apart.  Needs to be a design change, something to facilitate quick access into a vehicle in an emergency.  Engineers need to work on this.  Has to be a creative way to solve this problem.


11-9-18

Here's what not to do in a restaurant.  Long arm of the law will certainly catch up with an idiot.  LOL.  ... Rightfully, so.  ABC News reports:

"Police in Tennessee say a half-naked woman fell twice through a restaurant's ceiling and landed in its kitchen."

Somehow, some way lost her pants in the process.

"News outlets report 26-year-old Harley C. Morton was arrested Tuesday on charges including trespassing and disorderly conduct."

Imagine that.  What the hell was the idiot doing in the ceiling?

"A Kingsport police report says a Cook Out employee called 911 when the naked bottom half of a woman dropped through the ceiling tiles."

Surprise, surprise.  LOL.

"It says a responding officer found her wallet with her ID on the restaurant's roof. Police say she may have got into the ceiling through an air conditioning unit."

... Not talking to officers?  LOL.

"It says Morton fell through the ceiling again while the officer was on the roof. It says she landed on the floor and was arrested by other officers. It's unclear if she has a lawyer."

Twice?  Twice?  LOL.  Nothing like good police teamwork to finally catch the perpetrator.  Joke aside, she'll need a lawyer.


11-9-18

5-25-18

... Hey, Sheriff?  Is it true Llano County Attorney Becky Lange has advised you to stay out of the "Berardi Property Rights Denial-Damage To Pace Arrow-Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764" fiasco?  That right, Bill?  Isn't that obstruction of justice?  Also true your deputies have advised the Bolens to accept the status quo and not force the no-trespassing issue with Greene?  If so, isn't that also obstruction and official oppression?  When will you do your job, Bill?  As an elected official, you answer to the public, forget?  -- No honor?  ... No honor at all?  If the foregoing allegations are indeed true, didn't you swear an oath to uphold the law and Constitution?  Why aren't you doing so?  No guts?

Your deputy has been accused of abusing authority.  What action have you taken other than ignore the complaint?  Why aren't both Rodriguez and the County Attorney under criminal investigation?  The County Attorney appears to be obstructing justice, accepting the word of Greene in lieu of two surveyor companies who strongly assert otherwise.  Both the County Attorney and District Attorney have ignored complaints.  Par for the course in Llano County, isn't it?  Failed to do their jobs.  No surprise there, right, Bill?  Both receiving 'special consideration' up to and/or including a bribe from Greene?  Regardless, clearly, no justice in Nazi Llano County.  Bottom line?  Desperate need for an outside criminal investigation.  Conveniently, forget?  This County is ruled by men, certainly not rule of law and the United States Constitution.

Precisely, why there is desperate need for a new federal agency whose sole function would be to investigate, arrest, charge, and prosecute criminal law enforcement, prosecutors, and judges in a special court whose only mandate would be to adjudicate such cases.  Total independence.  Until that happens, the criminal bastards who falsely believe they run and own this hell hole County will continue to do as they please.

Tim Chorney, Publisher
Liberty In Peril

Some salient quotes occurring later on in this edition vis a vis unfinished business County officials continue to ignore:

... "Convenient, isn't it, Sheriff?  No foreign power, no terrorist organization, not even the criminal element presents a greater threat to life, liberty, all civil and constitutional rights and liberties than all branches and levels of government, -- including law enforcement.

"Corruption within law enforcement remains an existential threat to life, liberty, all civil and constitutional rights and liberties.  So what else is new?  ... Right, Bill?  Same old duplicitous, aggressively stupid shit occurs right here in Nazi Llano County.  ... Doesn't it, Sheriff?

"Think it'll change any time soon?  Don't hold your breath, readers.  Not how things work in Nazi America, right, Sheriff?  Highly reminiscent of how your goons operate though, isn't it, Bill?  Forget?  'Stupid is as stupid does.'  F--ked up is f--ked up no matter where, no matter how.  Problem throughout all law enforcement.

"Including right here in Nazi Llano County, right, Sheriff?  Too many officers clearly have their heads securely lodged where the sun seldom shines.  Egregious insanity continues to be perpetrated by the criminal jackbooted bastards in blue.  Ongoing issue.  All over our formerly great country.

"Not just in Dallas as in the Guyger case, but all over the nation.  No end to it.  Surprised?  Why?  In today's increasingly national socialist climate anything goes, right, Bill?  Live in a de facto fascist police-state, quickly transitioning to the Trump nazi's Fourth Reich.  Certainly, a problem here in Nazi Llano County, isn't it, Sheriff?  Your goons, however, aren't held accountable when they egregiously f--k up.  Ever.

"Precisely why you refuse to release information on your deputies to the long-suffering public?  That is, employment history, criminal background, results of drug testing, etc..  ... Got to protect your criminal jackbooted thugs preying on the citizenry with virtual impunity, right, sir?

"Equally pointedly, why hasn't Llano County Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764 been held criminally accountable for egregious abuse of power involving denial of property rights to a Kingsland property owner?  To say nothing of consequent resultant physical damage done to a motor home on that property.  Why are you protecting this clueless son of a bitch, Sheriff?  Why hasn't he been prosecuted for official oppression?  Where is financial compensation for the damage this jackbooted piece of human excrement is responsible for?

"You've got a loose vicious dog problem in Kingsland, Bill.  When will you and the troops finally do something about this ongoing issue?  Certainly, a recurring problem on Skyline, particularly on occasion at the intersection of Odessa.  Pedestrians, runners, and cyclists are at risk."

... Small sampling of what's to come in this edition.  Read on.


The following email was sent to the District Attorney:

Copyright 2018 Tim Chorney, Publisher, Liberty In Peril

Wiley B. "Sonny" McAfee
District Attorney
33rd and 424th Judicial Districts
Llano, TX 78643

March 9, 2018

Re:  Berardi Property Rights Denial-Damage To Pace Arrow-Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764

Counselor:

The enclosed emails were sent to the Llano County Attorney and Sheriff, respectively, vis a vis the above matter.  Remain unanswered.  The County Attorney appears to be protecting and defending the deputy at behest of Kingsland property owner Johnny Greene.  May have received some consideration from Greene up to and including a bribe.  Are the County Attorney, Greene, and the Deputy under criminal investigation?  If not, why not?

Tim Chorney, Publisher
Liberty In Peril
Formerly,
The Llano Ledger
www.libertyinperil.com
P.O. Box 151
Buchanan Dam, Texas 78609

c. Liberty In Peril

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Copyright 2018 Tim Chorney, Publisher, Liberty In Peril

Rebecca Lange, Llano County Attorney
Llano County Attorney's Office
Llano, Texas 78643

February 9, 2018

Re:  Berardi Property Rights Denial-Damage To Pace Arrow-Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764

Counselor:

As you're well aware, we have an outrageously corrupt, abusive, achingly inept Llano County Sheriff's Office here in Nazi Llano County.  Worse, you and your office aid and abet these SS jackbooted bastards in black.  The issue at the moment is the same it's been the last six months.

How is it two surveyor companies, the Appraisal District, the Tax Office, the Precinct 3 Commissioner, even the goddamned Sheriff himself now states Kingsland resident James Berardi owns the lots in contention all these months?

Yet, you ludicrously assert that's not the County's legal position.  It's not?  Why not?  You claim you're not a real estate expert.  Rather than accept the advice of two surveyor companies, the Precinct 3 Commissioner, the Appraisal District, the Tax Office, and even the Sheriff himself, you've inexplicably chosen to follow the advice of property owner Johnny Greene, -- who conveniently happens to be reportedly in the oil industry.

Question to be asked.  Could you have received any 'consideration' in return, -- up to and including a bribe?  Only way to know for sure is for the District Attorney to conduct a criminal investigation.  Apparently, there has been none.  If not, why not?

Equally pointedly, why hasn't Llano County Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764 been held criminally accountable for egregious abuse of power involving denial of property rights to this Kingsland property owner?  To say nothing of consequent resultant physical damage done to a motor home on that property.

Our achingly useless, worthless, gutless Sheriff has ignored an email vis a vis the damage this jackbooted thug is responsible for.  Interestingly, his fellow officers believe him to be an idiot.  Yet, the Sheriff continued to defend this piece of human excrement until he realized  this entire fiasco would not be swept under the carpet.

Rodriguez is indeed an idiot.  Would you believe this piece of crap ordered the motor home to be moved on to an unmarked unused Llano County road? That motor home has indeed been moved back to where it was parked before Rodriguez forced it to be moved.  Why hasn't the County paid for the cost of moving it back?  To say nothing of the damage.

Equally pointedly, why is it the County has allowed Theresa Ahrens to park and live in her tiny cottage on that very same road?  Why hasn't she been evicted by the County?  Why was she assessed taxes on an adjacent improvement she doesn't own?

Why is it, Counselor, Johnny Greene is paying for the attorney retained by Ms. Ahrens?  Is Greene attempting to make this all go away by bribery?  Greene has also informed Berardi he is going to sue.  For what?  Has Greene lost his mind?

What about Wells who installed a $4500 septic system on a lot turns out he does not own as a result of Greene, an outrageously inept County, to say nothing of the Llano County Attorney who remains equally determinedly clueless?

How about Bolen who hasn't a pot to piss in, but was nonetheless f--ked over by Greene to say nothing of an egregiously inept County, to say nothing of you and your goddamned equally incompetent office?

None of this is going away, Counselor, -- any time soon.  Will not be swept under the carpet as all the other crap going on in this hell hole County.  Not a chance.  Expect a full expose in this publication whether or not this outrageous fiasco finally gets resolved.  Including full public exposure of both the Sheriff and his jackbooted thug.

Tim Chorney, Publisher
Liberty In Peril
Formerly,
The Llano Ledger
www.libertyinperil.com
P.O. Box 151
Buchanan Dam, Texas 78609

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Copyright 2017 Tim Chorney, Publisher, Liberty In Peril

Bill Blackburn, Sheriff
Llano County Sheriff's Office
2001 N. State Hwy. 16 Suite A
Llano, Texas 78643

August 23, 2017

Re: Damage To Pace Arrow-Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764

Sheriff:

Archive and retain all reports vis a vis damage to the Pace Arrow resulting from egregious abuse of authority perpetrated by Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764, on the Berardi property in Kingsland on 8-16-17.

Tim Chorney, Publisher
Liberty In Peril
Formerly,
The Llano Ledger
www.libertyinperil.com
P.O. Box 151
Buchanan Dam, Texas 78609

c. Liberty In Peril


11-9-18

Wake up, Sheriff.  Again, where is dashcam video of the killing of Jeffrey Gray Wise, 52, of Austin by DPS and the Llano County Sheriff's Office?  One hundred thirty three weeks, now.  A goddamned disgrace.  Why are you still sitting on this information?  What are you hiding, Sheriff?  What is the identity of the officers who killed Wise?  Too gutless to release this information to the public that pays your salary and that of your goons?  Reportedly, there were three officers involved in the shooting.

Who are they, Sheriff?  Their past history?  An ongoing investigation remains a lame bullshit excuse.  How can you and your goons be trusted when you refuse to disclose information?  One hundred thirty three weeks.  Especially, your egregious failure to disclose the identity of the officers who pulled the trigger.  To cover your sorry ass, Sheriff?  Those of your thugs?  The people have a right to know what happened, how it went down.  You don't understand that, Sheriff?  Sadly, clearly, you answer to no one.  Including taxpayers.  Especially, taxpayers.

Until you and your goons come clean, doubt will remain this was indeed a good shoot.  The longer you drag your feet, the greater the doubt.  Think not?  Wake up.  Your credibility has tanked.  Isn't getting any better as this bullshit continues unabated.  One hundred thirty three weeks.   Still no identification of the officers involved  ... Can't get your stories straight?  In line?  Discrepancy between LCSO and DPS? Wake up, Sheriff.  The public no longer buys the bullshit.  No longer trusts you.  On this and many, many other issues.  You have no credibility.  Absolutely, none.

Readers, this is but one of about four other highly questionable killings by law enforcement in Llano County in the last decade or so.  There was one within the City of Llano, another in a field near Fuzzy's Corner, Buchanan Dam, yet another in Point Tella, Buchanan Dam, still another in Tow.  If there are any others I may have neglected to mention, kindly email.

It's time the public be fully informed.  -- Know what we're dealing with here and how 'law' 'enforcement' operates in this hell hole County.  If these jackbooted bastards are not reined in, the life lost could be yours courtesy of a law enforcement system that is no longer accountable to anyone.  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?

The Sheriff seems to have no clue the people who pay him and his goons are entitled to know whom is killing whom and why.  This shit always seems to be swept under the carpet.  Ignored.  The attitude of these jackbooted sons of bitches is trust us.  They can't be.  They've lied too many times.  Refuse to be accountable to anyone.  We live in a goddamned fascist police-state where law enforcement does as it pleases. Usually, with impunity.  That has to change.

The Texas Rangers have become rubber stamp to atrocities committed by law enforcement.  This also has to change.  No one is holding law enforcement accountable any longer.  No one.  No one in state or federal government. This is precisely why Ferguson triggered such an uproar.  There was no justice there.  None here.  None anywhere.  Officers are abusive, corrupt, inept.

Falsely ticket and arrest the innocent to line County coffers.  Court fees charged continue to be horrendous.  -- Aren't taxpayers already looted to pay these costs?  Aren't you boys not only double f--king those falsely accused, but taxpayers also hellaciously looted to pay the very same costs?   Yet, the criminal bastards in power in Llano continue to pile on the fees. This is nothing more than goddamned bullshit.  This money finds its way into the pockets of the corrupt, abusive bastards who falsely believe they run and own this hell hole.

Would you believe the last time the Sheriff's Office happened to be 'audited' during the Garrett regime, reportedly, auditors couldn't figure out what went where and why? Yet, surprise, surprise.  Nothing was done.  There has to be transparency.  There is none.  Why would these thieving bastards want any?  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  How else could they so easily steal and loot with virtual impunity?  Worse, this reinforces jackbooted power in this goddamned, godforsaken hell hole County.

The public has a right to know the histories of the Sheriff's goons.  Clearly, the Sheriff doesn't think so.  That is, where they came from.  Why they left where they were.  What is happening here is the Sheriff is using 'personnel matters' as a convenient excuse to deny the public access to the history of outrageously corrupt, abusive, inept officers who are no more than criminals themselves.

He's protecting his outrageously corrupt, abusive, inept jackbooted bastards.  Worse, the standards imposed by sheriff's offices statewide with the exception of metropolitan counties are well below those of DPS and city police departments.  Why?  So the corruption, abuse, ineptness, and outright stealing can continue unabated?  This has to change.  ... Can't have that, can we?  Sheriff?  TL?

The public should understand Llano County authorities have it all sewn up.  Did you know the Texas Attorney General does not have the authority to investigate and prosecute County authorities on his own?  The District Attorney has to call for an investigation by the Texas Rangers.  Then, the State can prosecute if it so chooses.

Consequently?  Guess what?  Nothing will happen.  Nothing ever does.  The goddamned corruption continues unabated until you, the public, pressure authorities.  Precisely, why we all enjoy the 'best' government money can buy. Literally.  Without question, the corrupt, abusive, inept sons of bitches are all bought and paid for.  Firmly clamped to the taxpayer tit.  Dependent on money looted from innocent citizens caught in their web.  Phony fines and court costs cleverly designed to f--k the innocent and enrich the pieces of shit who falsely believe they run and own Llano County. Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?

Interestingly, the former Sheriff and District Attorney were reportedly forced to retire after an outrageous scandal involving a drunk driving police officer from out of town.  Including special treatment of the drunken son of a bitch that no other citizen caught doing the same would have been afforded.  An honest, honorable Llano County Deputy suffered the consequences. Forget?  Great officers do not last in this hell hole County. ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?

With all ongoing abuse in this goddamned County, one thing remains for damned sure.  We're just getting started, Sheriff.  You will continue to be exposed for whom and what you and your corrupt, abusive, inept jackbooted bastards have become, truly are, not what you phonies purport to be, that is, how you continue to f--k over a public you've falsely sworn to protect and defend.  -- Exposure, the only way short of an unwanted dreaded revolution to force desperately needed change in a goddamned fascist police-state. The Fourth Reich.

Have your jackbooted thugs been tested for steroids, Sheriff?  If you've nothing to hide, Bill, release the results of all drug testing.  'Personnel matters?'  Bullshit.  Looted taxpayers have the right to know.  They're footing the bill for all this goddamned corruption, abuse, ineptness. When will you and the boys end the shakedowns?  Looting of the innocent to line County coffers?  No honor at all?

Where are your swastika armbands, you fascist son of a bitch?  You and your thugs remain out of uniform.  Once again, Sheriff, and ad nauseum, did you and/or your goons pressure Schilling to exit the race?  Did you steal the election? If so, an aggressively stupid, achingly gutless public gets what it truly deserves.  One of the most corrupt, abusive, inept 'law' 'enforcement' agencies in our formerly great country.


11-9-18

Have any information, knowledge of, experience with a purportedly non-profit volunteer clean-up group called Looking Forward In Llano County affiliated with the Llano County Attorney's Office?  Email this publication at libertyinperil@protonmail.com to provide information and/or arrange a meeting to discuss this matter.  If requested, your identity will be protected.  The question is quite simple.  Is this group what it claims to be and on the level?


11-9-18

Highly reminiscent of our outrageously bought and paid for judiciary, Llano County prosecutors, Sheriff Bill Blackburn and his criminal SS jackbooted bastards in black who continue to egregiously disgrace themselves and the badge, do as they please regardless of the law and Constitution, carefully consider the following.  It's appalling.  Runs against the grain of everything our formerly great country once stood for.  No longer.

Increasingly difficult to tell the difference between law enforcement and the criminal element.  CBS News reports:

"The police chief of a suburban Chicago park district has been accused of videotaping sexual encounters with women and sharing explicit images without their consent. Christian Daigre is chief of the Chicago Heights Park District police. He is charged with non-consensual dissemination of a private sexual image, intimidation and possession of a controlled substance.

    "We have charged the Chief of Police of the Chicago Heights Park Dist w multiple counts of distributing sexually explicit images & threatening a witness after victims contacted CPD. Allegations are egregious & if proven, a disgraceful abuse of power & trust from police & community pic.twitter.com/UveqzKNh9O
    — Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) October 31, 2018"

How does this go on in 2018 when there is such an intense spotlight, enormous pressure on law enforcement?  How could this guy delusionally believe he could get away with it?

"Prosecutors allege Daigre met the two women, 24 and 43, on online dating sites in 2016, according to the Daily Southtown. His bedroom in an apartment in Chicago's South Loop neighborhood was equipped with cameras in the ceiling, which were used to videotape the sexual encounters. Prosecutors say Daigre then texted sexually explicit still images of the women, without their consent, to another person, the paper reports."

Wasn't this guy properly vetted before becoming chief?

"The two women reportedly notified police last month when they learned the images were disseminated. The 40-year-old Daigre is also accused of trying to threaten a witness. Both the person who received the text message with the explicit images and one of the victims received threatening text messages, the paper reports. One of the messages threatened that if the women didn't drop her charges, she should expect a lawsuit, "or worse," prosecutors reportedly said. Daigre surrendered to police on Monday. Bond was set at $25,000 on Wednesday, which he posted and was released. He had been placed on administrative leave, the paper reports."

Why is this son of a bitch free on bail?  Presents an exigent threat to the community.

Cowardly fail to financially and/or materially support those fighting for all civil and constitutional rights and liberties at great personal cost and risk?  Get what you truly deserve.


11-9-18

Highly reminiscent of our outrageously bought and paid for judiciary, Llano County prosecutors, Sheriff Bill Blackburn and his criminal SS jackbooted bastards in black who continue to egregiously disgrace themselves and the badge, do as they please regardless of the law and Constitution, carefully consider the following.  It's appalling.  Runs against the grain of everything our formerly great country once stood for.  No longer.

More trouble in paradise.  CBS News reports:

"Authorities are investigating the death of a Ferguson protester's son as a suicide, although a message on social media posted by his mother has sparked assertions that it was a lynching. Melissa McKinnies, who was active in the St. Louis suburb after the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in 2014, posted the Facebook message, saying "They lynched my baby." The message, which was later removed, began trending on social media sites such as Twitter and Reddit, causing people online and in the community to press officials for more answers about the death of 24-year-old Danye Jones. In a message posted early Tuesday, McKinnies says she is "sick with grief but ready to get up and fight for my baby." McKinnies found his body on October 17 hanging from a tree in the backyard of their home in Spanish Lake, in St. Louis County, reports CBS St. Louis affiliate KMOV-TV."

Think there aren't unanswered questions?

"A police report lists "suicide" as the nature of the investigation. McKinnies says Jones had bruises on his face. McKinnies and police say there was a chair near the body. The posting showed pictures of McKinnies' son hanging from what appeared to be bed sheets. Family members told KMOV the sheets used to hang him didn't come from their house and the knots used to tie the sheets were advanced. They said they don't believe Jones would have been capable of making those knots."

Think there shouldn't be an outside investigation to resolve these issues?

"The medical examiner's determination of the cause of death could take several weeks. Administrator Suzanne McCune said the office doesn't issue preliminary findings. McKinnies told KMOV she wants police to continue investigating her son's death. "A mother knows her child. He was not suicidal at all, at all," she said. She added that Jones wasn't depressed and was in the process of starting a real estate business. "He was in good spirits," said McKinnies. "Saying that he committed suicide, no, you're going to respect him," McKinnies said."

Consider the following:

"She told KMOV she believes there's more to the story. "What it appears to be to us is that somebody took my son," she said. McKinnies told KMOV she thinks her family is being targeted. In the last two months, they've been getting death threats through social media and those threats recently showed up at her doorstep. "They watched my house and when my husband and my son would approach the car, they would drive off," said McKinnies. She also said she's never reported the threats to police "because we felt like we had this, you know…" said McKinnies."

That's nuts.  Should have been reported if there were indeed threats made.  Would have certainly provided far more credibility then, than now well after the fact.

"When asked by KMOV how she could link those threats to her activism over the Brown shooting, McKinnies she said she didn't want to get into details until a scheduled family news conference Thursday. In addition, a rally in support of Jones was scheduled for Thursday outside the St. Louis County Justice Center in Clayton, Missouri."

Why not?  Should have let it rip.  Especially, since law enforcement lies like hell.  With virtual impunity.  More exposure of this the better.

"The Rev. Darryl Gray, a leading St. Louis activist who's met with McKinnies several times since her son's death, confirmed McKinnies' Facebook posting. Gray said it was Facebook, not McKinnies, who took it down. McKinnies was among thousands who took to the streets in Ferguson, Missouri, after Brown's death on Aug. 9, 2014. Brown, a black and unarmed 18-year-old, was fatally shot by white officer Darren Wilson during a street confrontation. Wilson was not charged and later resigned, but the shooting led to months of protests and helped give rise to the Black Lives Matter movement."

No justice.  Murderous officers nearly always skate.

"Gray said he was unaware of any evidence indicating foul play. But he said McKinnies and other activists from Ferguson are often harassed and threatened via text and social media."

Precisely, why all this needs to be immediately reported.  Not sat on.  For whatever the reason.

"She believes (Jones' death) was meant as a message to her," Gray said."

May be.  May be not.  Needs to be an outside investigation to determine the truth.  Especially, considering the political climate there and elsewhere throughout our formerly great country.

"Police continue to investigate the deaths of two prominent Ferguson protesters, both of whom were found killed inside of torched vehicles - DeAndre Joshua in November 2014 and Darren Seals in September 2016."

Fox guarding the chicken coop.  No justice.  Certainly, not in a de facto fascist police-state, quickly transitioning to the Trump nazi's Fourth Reich.

In follow up, CBS News reports:

"A grieving Missouri mother whose 24-year-old son was found dead hanging from a tree over two weeks ago continued to press St. Louis County police to investigate the death as a murder instead of a suicide. Melissa McKinnies addressed whoever may be connected to Danye Jones' death as she spoke to reporters Thursday. "If you're out there, and you had something to do with my son's, my child's, death, the murder, the lynching of Danye ... Jones, you better start turning in on your folks," McKinnies said. Relatives found Jones hanging by a bedsheet from a tree behind the family's Spanish Lake home on Oct. 17. St. Louis County police spokesman Shawn McGuire said Thursday that there were no signs of struggle or trauma to the body. "Detectives, based on all the physical evidence and the current thorough investigation, they are investigating it as a suicide," McGuire said in an email."

Cowardly fail to financially and/or materially support those fighting for all civil and constitutional rights and liberties at great personal cost and risk?  Get what you truly deserve.


11-9-18

Highly reminiscent of our outrageously bought and paid for judiciary, Llano County prosecutors, Sheriff Bill Blackburn and his criminal SS jackbooted bastards in black who continue to egregiously disgrace themselves and the badge, do as they please regardless of the law and Constitution, carefully consider the following.  It's appalling.  Runs against the grain of everything our formerly great country once stood for.  No longer.

Prosecutors continue to drag their feet.  Finally, some action well after the fact.  CBS News reports:

"The white Virginia police officer who shot a fleeing suspect in the back last year was indicted by a grand jury Thursday on charges of aggravated malicious wounding and related gun charge, reports CBS affiliate WTKR. The Virginian-Pilot obtained body cam video showing the October 2017 police encounter in which rookie Portsmouth Officer Jeremy Durocher shot and wounded 18-year-old Deontrace Ward, who is black. Authorities described Ward as an armed burglary suspect. If convicted, Durocher faces up to life in prison, reports the Virginian-Pilot. Authorities say the shooting occurred as police responded to a burglary call in a residential neighborhood in the southeast Virginia city. Ward was seen on video running away as Durocher opened fire."

No exigent threat to the officer.  The suspect was running the other way.

"Durocher's attorney, Nicholas Renninger, said in April Ward was a clear danger because he was armed. In the video, Durocher can be heard yelling, "He has a gun!" "He had it flying like, towards me," Durocher is heard saying after he opens fire. But Ward told the newspaper in April he never pulled his gun. Police said they found a loaded handgun, but it was in Ward's pant leg."

Durocher is a gutless liar.

"I was just pretty much trying to get away. Showing no aggression," Ward said. "I feel he shot for no reason."

Apparently, to get his cookies off.

"Ward took a plea agreement in June and was sentenced to six years in prison on burglary charges."

Didn't deserve to be shot in the back, -- running the other way.

"The law does not afford police officers the luxury of shooting first and asking questions later. The evidence in this case will show that Officer Durocher had no legal authority whatsoever to shoot this young man in the back,"  S.W. Dawson, Ward's attorney, said in a statement to WTKR. "What's nearly worse, this officer's explanation of why he did what he did doesn't match up with the facts."

There are certainly times when an officer has to shoot.  This, clearly, was not one of them.

"Lt. B.K. Hall, a Portsmouth police spokesman, wouldn't comment on Durocher's employment status to the paper on Thursday, calling it a personnel matter. In a statement released to WTKR, Portsmouth police chief Tonya Chapman said "although this decision directly impacts the members of the Portsmouth Police Department, we will allow the criminal justice system to run its course. We look forward to seeing justice from the citizens of Portsmouth for Deontrace Ward."

You and your jackbooted bastards don't work for yourselves, Lt. Hall, Chief Chapman.  You work for the public that pays your salaries.  Suffers your abuse.

"Dawson told the paper he plans to file suit in coming weeks against Durocher and possibly the city."

Need to do precisely that.  -- The only thing the jackbooted bastards and their handlers truly understand.  ... Right, Sheriff?  Convenient, isn't it, Sheriff?  No foreign power, no terrorist organization, not even the criminal element presents a greater threat to life, liberty, all civil and constitutional rights and liberties than all branches and levels of government, -- including law enforcement.

Corruption within law enforcement remains an existential threat to life, liberty, all civil and constitutional rights and liberties.  So what else is new?  ... Right, Bill?  Same old duplicitous, aggressively stupid shit occurs right here in Nazi Llano County.  ... Doesn't it, Sheriff?

Think it'll change any time soon?  Don't hold your breath, readers.  Not how things work in Nazi America, right, Sheriff?  Highly reminiscent of how your goons operate though, isn't it, Bill?  Forget?  'Stupid is as stupid does.'  F--ked up is f--ked up no matter where, no matter how.  Problem throughout all law enforcement.

Including right here in Nazi Llano County, right, Sheriff?  Too many officers clearly have their heads securely lodged where the sun seldom shines.  Egregious insanity continues to be perpetrated by the criminal jackbooted bastards in blue.  Ongoing issue.  All over our formerly great country.

Not just in Dallas as in the Guyger case, but all over the nation.  No end to it.  Surprised?  Why?  In today's increasingly national socialist climate anything goes, right, Bill?  Live in a de facto fascist police-state, quickly transitioning to the Trump nazi's Fourth Reich.  Certainly, a problem here in Nazi Llano County, isn't it, Sheriff?  Your goons, however, aren't held accountable when they egregiously f--k up.  Ever.

Precisely why you refuse to release information on your deputies to the long-suffering public?  That is, employment history, criminal background, results of drug testing, etc..  ... Got to protect your criminal jackbooted thugs preying on the citizenry with virtual impunity, right, sir?

Equally pointedly, why hasn't Llano County Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764 been held criminally accountable for egregious abuse of power involving denial of property rights to a Kingsland property owner?  To say nothing of consequent resultant physical damage done to a motor home on that property.  Why are you protecting this clueless son of a bitch, Sheriff?  Why hasn't he been prosecuted for official oppression?  Where is financial compensation for the damage this jackbooted piece of human excrement is responsible for?

You've got a loose vicious dog problem in Kingsland, Bill.  When will you and the troops finally do something about this ongoing issue?  Certainly, a recurring problem on Skyline, particularly on occasion at the intersection of Odessa.  Pedestrians, runners, and cyclists are at risk.

Cowardly fail to financially and/or materially support those fighting for all civil and constitutional rights and liberties at great personal cost and risk?  Get what you truly deserve.


11-9-18

Highly reminiscent of our outrageously bought and paid for judiciary, Llano County prosecutors, Sheriff Bill Blackburn and his criminal SS jackbooted bastards in black who continue to egregiously disgrace themselves and the badge, do as they please regardless of the law and Constitution, carefully consider the following.  It's appalling.  Runs against the grain of everything our formerly great country once stood for.  No longer.

More trouble in criminal jackbooted bastard in blue paradise.  CBS News reports:

"Seven more people have had their drug convictions dismissed after convincing prosecutors and a judge that they were framed by a disgraced former Chicago Police sergeant. Since 2016, at least 50 people convicted in cases investigated by former Sgt. Ronald Watts and officers under his command have been exonerated. On Friday, a Cook County judge overturned the convictions of six men and one woman. All said they had drugs planted on them or were otherwise framed by Watts and his crew."

One of the reasons the law enforcement community cannot be trusted.

"Dozens of men and women have said Watts and his team terrorized them in or near the former Ida B. Wells housing project in Bronzeville between 2003 and 2008, CBS Chicago reports. Prosecutors have said Watts and the officers under his command routinely planted evidence and fabricated charges in order to further their own gun and drug trade. Watts and another officer pleaded guilty in 2013 to stealing money from an FBI informant posing as a drug dealer. Watts admitted to routinely extorting money from drug dealers, and was sentenced to 22 months in prison."

Nowhere near enough.  The bastard got what amounted to a free ride.

"In September, 18 men were exonerated of drug charges brought by Watts and his officers, and another man was cleared soon after, reports CBS Chicago. Those 19 men returned to court on Friday to receive their official certificates of innocence. Many of those who have had their convictions overturned said they faced significant challenges even after they finished serving time in prison, the station reports. "It prevented me from doing a lot; a job. I'm 42, and I haven't worked a day in my life," said Vondell Wilbourn, who was twice framed by Watts, in 2004 and 2005."

Need to be fairly compensated.  No question, an enormous cancer in the law enforcement community:

"The Conviction Integrity Unit in the office of Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx is still working on dozens of cases tied to Watts, trying to determine if any other convictions were the result of frame-ups. Defense attorneys have asked for dozens of convictions to be overturned."

Cowardly fail to financially and/or materially support those fighting for all civil and constitutional rights and liberties at great personal cost and risk?  Get what you truly deserve.


11-9-18

Highly reminiscent of our outrageously bought and paid for judiciary, Llano County prosecutors, Sheriff Bill Blackburn and his criminal SS jackbooted bastards in black who continue to egregiously disgrace themselves and the badge, do as they please regardless of the law and Constitution, carefully consider the following.  It's appalling.  Runs against the grain of everything our formerly great country once stood for.  No longer.

In follow up to an earlier edition here and elsewhere, CBS News reports:

"A jury has convicted the husband of a former sheriff's deputy for the strangulation death of a man the couple had confronted outside a Houston-area Denny's restaurant. Jurors on Monday found Terry Thompson guilty of murder. The conviction comes after a judge declared a mistrial in June at Thompson's first trial. Jurors deliberated more than 26 hours over three days, but couldn't reach a verdict. The incident began after Thompson confronted Hernandez about urinating in the parking lot of the Denny's in Sheldon in May 2017.  Prosecutors argued Thompson wanted to kill 24-year-old John Hernandez and kept him in a chokehold after he stopped resisting."

Amazing, it's already well over a year since the murder and the former deputy herself has yet to be tried for the murder.  Why the delay?

"Thompson's attorneys countered that he was only defending himself after being punched. They insisted Thompson kept Hernandez subdued only until he stopped resisting. A waitress who witnessed the altercation told CBS affiliate KHOU at the time that she and her manager begged Thompson to stop choking the victim after he turned purple. Cellphone video recorded by a bystander shows a man who appears to be Terry Thompson lying on top of Hernandez. The medical examiner ruled Hernandez, 24, died from strangulation and chest compression."

What's so goddamned astounding about this case is the bottom line.  -- The sad sick fact the guy got murdered for taking a leak in a parking lot.  That's nuts.

"Thompson's wife, Chauna Thompson, helped restrain Hernandez and is also charged with murder. She was later fired by the Harris County Sheriff's Office. Her trial is set for April."

Again, why the delay?  The victim is essentially murdered for taking a leak, -- and justice grinds on.

"Terry Thompson's trial moved to its punishment phase on Tuesday, after which jurors are expected to deliberate a sentence. The first of what's expected to be several days of testimony began Tuesday. Thompson faces up to life in prison."

Cowardly fail to financially and/or materially support those fighting for all civil and constitutional rights and liberties at great personal cost and risk?  Get what you truly deserve.


11-9-18

Highly reminiscent of our outrageously bought and paid for judiciary, Llano County prosecutors, Sheriff Bill Blackburn and his criminal SS jackbooted bastards in black who continue to egregiously disgrace themselves and the badge, do as they please regardless of the law and Constitution, carefully consider the following.  It's appalling.  Runs against the grain of everything our formerly great country once stood for.  No longer.

Think the following justice?  Sufficient?  NPR reports:

"The hotel chain Motel 6 has agreed to pay $7.6 million dollars to settle a class-action lawsuit after multiple Motel 6 locations gave guest lists to Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. Sharing those lists led to arrests and deportations of an as-yet-unknown number of hotel guests. The settlement deal was tentatively reached in July but details were not public until this week. The agreement, which still needs to be approved by a federal judge, calls for Motel 6 to pay money directly to affected guests and also impose tighter controls over private information. Motel 6 has acknowledged the guest lists were given to authorities but denied that senior management was aware of the practice. As of last fall, the company said it had called for all locations to stop sharing guest lists with ICE."

Too little, too late.  Damage already done.

"News of the practice first broke last September when the Phoenix New Times investigated two corporate-owned Motel 6 locations in Phoenix. One anonymous hotel clerk told the alt weekly, "We send a report every morning to ICE — all the names of everybody that comes in ... we do the audit and we push a button and it sends it to ICE."

Goddamned fascist police-state.

"With all of these cases we looked at, the person didn't have any outstanding warrant," Antonia Farzan, one of the New Times reporters, told NPR. "There weren't any complaints. There was no sign that they were violating other laws while they were staying at the motel. "In other words, they weren't bothering anybody. They had paid to rent a room. So it's hard to see what problem it was causing for the motel to have them as a customer."

No question.  F--king right.  No excuse for forwarding private information to the criminal jackbooted bastards in blue.

"A few months later, officials in Washington State said that six Motel 6 locations in the Puget Sound region admitted to the same guest-list sharing practice, which violates consumer protection laws. "The hotel turned over the guest list of everybody staying at the hotel. So thousands of individuals had their names turned over to ICE," Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson told NPR in January. "And according to our interviews with employees at Motel 6, ICE agents would circle the names that looked Latino sounding and ran those names through a database and then would detain individuals based on those random checks."

F--king racists.

"Washington State filed a lawsuit against Motel 6 that is still pending."

Imagine that.

"The new settlement deal would resolve a separate class-action lawsuit, filed in Phoenix in January on behalf of affected guests. The lawsuit alleges that disclosing guests' personal information to immigration authorities was a "corporate policy" that violated customers' rights to privacy (as well as Motel 6's own privacy policy) and discriminated on the basis of race, by targeting Latinos. The settlement agreement doesn't include any admission of wrongdoing, and Motel 6 continues to deny that it had any illegal policies."

Why weren't these Motel 6 criminal bastards prosecuted?  To say nothing of jackbooted ICE bastards trafficking in illegally provided customer information?

"Motel 6 has said the sharing of the guest lists was "implemented at the local level" without senior management's knowledge. Ferguson, the Washington state attorney general, was skeptical of that local-practice claim when he spoke to NPR in January. "I asked my team to investigate. And we now know what ... Motel 6 said back in September [2017] was not true," he said. "It's far more widespread than they allowed the public to believe."

Then, why the hell didn't you criminally prosecute them?  Why not?

Cowardly fail to financially and/or materially support those fighting for all civil and constitutional rights and liberties at great personal cost and risk?  Get what you truly deserve.


11-2-18

Seatbelts on.  ABC News reports:

"When Aubrey Fontenot found out his son was being bullied, he, as most parents got "a little hot." But what he did next makes him truly unique."

Gross understatement.

"It had been an ongoing situation between his son Jordan and another boy at school. "I urged him to talk about it, befriend the guy." Jordan had already gotten in some hot water earlier in the year for defending himself, and the elder Fontenot said and he didn't want it to happen again."

Insightful.  Great parenting.  Set a stunning example for his son.  ... And the other boy.

"I had already been to the school and let them know there was a bullying situation," Fontenot told "Good Morning America." But then it happened again. Things came to a head when Jordan's phone went missing. Fontenot went to the school spoke the principal and a cop. And though they didn't come right out and say it, Fontenot got the feeling this kid needed help."

Indeed, he did.  Desperately, so.  Rose to the occasion.  Did the right thing.  Nearly unheard of, currently.

    "spent some time with my sons school bully yesterday .. just to dig a little deeper on”why?” .. come to find out he was being bullied for not having clean clothes n clean shoes.. I asked “why?” .. just to find out that his family is currently homeless???????????I had to do Something pic.twitter.com/IY29lgChqY
    — TattooArtistAubrey (@illuminaubrey_) October 17, 2018"

Did he ever.

"They insinuated he was homeless. I was like 'Oh ok I didn’t realize that, wow that makes a lot of sense." The boy's mother he said, confirmed the situation. Fontenot told the boy if he would give Jordan's phone back, he would make it "all go away." But the phone had since been taken by someone else. So, the boy was suspended."

Fontenot rose to the occasion:

"And what did he do on suspension day? He spent the day with Fontenot. "I took him shopping and bought him some clothes. I talked to him about morals and principals and having self respect. He's not much of a talker, but I got him to open up."

Parenting and a little tender loving care, -- a father figure this kid desperately needed.

Brilliantly stunning?  Get this:

"Fontenot set up a meeting between the boy and Jordan. "They each got to talk and then I said, 'From here, this is nothing. Shake hands and from now on you are brothers and you protect each other.'"

Unparalleled wisdom.

"The dad wanted his son to know “every war isn’t won with your hands. It's easy to react to first emotions but sometimes you have to outsmart a situation." Just weeks later, Jordan and his former bully are, according to Fontenot, "brothers."


11-2-18

5-25-18

... Hey, Sheriff?  Is it true Llano County Attorney Becky Lange has advised you to stay out of the "Berardi Property Rights Denial-Damage To Pace Arrow-Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764" fiasco?  That right, Bill?  Isn't that obstruction of justice?  Also true your deputies have advised the Bolens to accept the status quo and not force the no-trespassing issue with Greene?  If so, isn't that also obstruction and official oppression?  When will you do your job, Bill?  As an elected official, you answer to the public, forget?  -- No honor?  ... No honor at all?  If the foregoing allegations are indeed true, didn't you swear an oath to uphold the law and Constitution?  Why aren't you doing so?  No guts?

Your deputy has been accused of abusing authority.  What action have you taken other than ignore the complaint?  Why aren't both Rodriguez and the County Attorney under criminal investigation?  The County Attorney appears to be obstructing justice, accepting the word of Greene in lieu of two surveyor companies who strongly assert otherwise.  Both the County Attorney and District Attorney have ignored complaints.  Par for the course in Llano County, isn't it?  Failed to do their jobs.  No surprise there, right, Bill?  Both receiving 'special consideration' up to and/or including a bribe from Greene?  Regardless, clearly, no justice in Nazi Llano County.  Bottom line?  Desperate need for an outside criminal investigation.  Conveniently, forget?  This County is ruled by men, certainly not rule of law and the United States Constitution.

Precisely, why there is desperate need for a new federal agency whose sole function would be to investigate, arrest, charge, and prosecute criminal law enforcement, prosecutors, and judges in a special court whose only mandate would be to adjudicate such cases.  Total independence.  Until that happens, the criminal bastards who falsely believe they run and own this hell hole County will continue to do as they please.

Tim Chorney, Publisher
Liberty In Peril

Some salient quotes occurring later on in this edition vis a vis unfinished business County officials continue to ignore:

... "Convenient, isn't it, Sheriff?  No foreign power, no terrorist organization, not even the criminal element presents a greater threat to life, liberty, all civil and constitutional rights and liberties than all branches and levels of government, -- including law enforcement.

"Corruption within law enforcement remains an existential threat to life, liberty, all civil and constitutional rights and liberties.  So what else is new?  ... Right, Bill?  Same old duplicitous, aggressively stupid shit occurs right here in Nazi Llano County.  ... Doesn't it, Sheriff?

"Think it'll change any time soon?  Don't hold your breath, readers.  Not how things work in Nazi America, right, Sheriff?  Highly reminiscent of how your goons operate though, isn't it, Bill?  Forget?  'Stupid is as stupid does.'  F--ked up is f--ked up no matter where, no matter how.  Problem throughout all law enforcement.

"Including right here in Nazi Llano County, right, Sheriff?  Too many officers clearly have their heads securely lodged where the sun seldom shines.  Egregious insanity continues to be perpetrated by the criminal jackbooted bastards in blue.  Ongoing issue.  All over our formerly great country.

"Not just in Dallas as in the Guyger case, but all over the nation.  No end to it.  Surprised?  Why?  In today's increasingly national socialist climate anything goes, right, Bill?  Live in a de facto fascist police-state, quickly transitioning to the Trump nazi's Fourth Reich.  Certainly, a problem here in Nazi Llano County, isn't it, Sheriff?  Your goons, however, aren't held accountable when they egregiously f--k up.  Ever.

"Precisely why you refuse to release information on your deputies to the long-suffering public?  That is, employment history, criminal background, results of drug testing, etc..  ... Got to protect your criminal jackbooted thugs preying on the citizenry with virtual impunity, right, sir?

"Equally pointedly, why hasn't Llano County Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764 been held criminally accountable for egregious abuse of power involving denial of property rights to a Kingsland property owner?  To say nothing of consequent resultant physical damage done to a motor home on that property.  Why are you protecting this clueless son of a bitch, Sheriff?  Why hasn't he been prosecuted for official oppression?  Where is financial compensation for the damage this jackbooted piece of human excrement is responsible for?"

... Small sampling of what's to come in this edition.  Read on.


The following email was sent to the District Attorney:

Copyright 2018 Tim Chorney, Publisher, Liberty In Peril

Wiley B. "Sonny" McAfee
District Attorney
33rd and 424th Judicial Districts
Llano, TX 78643

March 9, 2018

Re:  Berardi Property Rights Denial-Damage To Pace Arrow-Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764

Counselor:

The enclosed emails were sent to the Llano County Attorney and Sheriff, respectively, vis a vis the above matter.  Remain unanswered.  The County Attorney appears to be protecting and defending the deputy at behest of Kingsland property owner Johnny Greene.  May have received some consideration from Greene up to and including a bribe.  Are the County Attorney, Greene, and the Deputy under criminal investigation?  If not, why not?

Tim Chorney, Publisher
Liberty In Peril
Formerly,
The Llano Ledger
www.libertyinperil.com
P.O. Box 151
Buchanan Dam, Texas 78609

c. Liberty In Peril

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Copyright 2018 Tim Chorney, Publisher, Liberty In Peril

Rebecca Lange, Llano County Attorney
Llano County Attorney's Office
Llano, Texas 78643

February 9, 2018

Re:  Berardi Property Rights Denial-Damage To Pace Arrow-Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764

Counselor:

As you're well aware, we have an outrageously corrupt, abusive, achingly inept Llano County Sheriff's Office here in Nazi Llano County.  Worse, you and your office aid and abet these SS jackbooted bastards in black.  The issue at the moment is the same it's been the last six months.

How is it two surveyor companies, the Appraisal District, the Tax Office, the Precinct 3 Commissioner, even the goddamned Sheriff himself now states Kingsland resident James Berardi owns the lots in contention all these months?

Yet, you ludicrously assert that's not the County's legal position.  It's not?  Why not?  You claim you're not a real estate expert.  Rather than accept the advice of two surveyor companies, the Precinct 3 Commissioner, the Appraisal District, the Tax Office, and even the Sheriff himself, you've inexplicably chosen to follow the advice of property owner Johnny Greene, -- who conveniently happens to be reportedly in the oil industry.

Question to be asked.  Could you have received any 'consideration' in return, -- up to and including a bribe?  Only way to know for sure is for the District Attorney to conduct a criminal investigation.  Apparently, there has been none.  If not, why not?

Equally pointedly, why hasn't Llano County Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764 been held criminally accountable for egregious abuse of power involving denial of property rights to this Kingsland property owner?  To say nothing of consequent resultant physical damage done to a motor home on that property.

Our achingly useless, worthless, gutless Sheriff has ignored an email vis a vis the damage this jackbooted thug is responsible for.  Interestingly, his fellow officers believe him to be an idiot.  Yet, the Sheriff continued to defend this piece of human excrement until he realized  this entire fiasco would not be swept under the carpet.

Rodriguez is indeed an idiot.  Would you believe this piece of crap ordered the motor home to be moved on to an unmarked unused Llano County road? That motor home has indeed been moved back to where it was parked before Rodriguez forced it to be moved.  Why hasn't the County paid for the cost of moving it back?  To say nothing of the damage.

Equally pointedly, why is it the County has allowed Theresa Ahrens to park and live in her tiny cottage on that very same road?  Why hasn't she been evicted by the County?  Why was she assessed taxes on an adjacent improvement she doesn't own?

Why is it, Counselor, Johnny Greene is paying for the attorney retained by Ms. Ahrens?  Is Greene attempting to make this all go away by bribery?  Greene has also informed Berardi he is going to sue.  For what?  Has Greene lost his mind?

What about Wells who installed a $4500 septic system on a lot turns out he does not own as a result of Greene, an outrageously inept County, to say nothing of the Llano County Attorney who remains equally determinedly clueless?

How about Bolen who hasn't a pot to piss in, but was nonetheless f--ked over by Greene to say nothing of an egregiously inept County, to say nothing of you and your goddamned equally incompetent office?

None of this is going away, Counselor, -- any time soon.  Will not be swept under the carpet as all the other crap going on in this hell hole County.  Not a chance.  Expect a full expose in this publication whether or not this outrageous fiasco finally gets resolved.  Including full public exposure of both the Sheriff and his jackbooted thug.

Tim Chorney, Publisher
Liberty In Peril
Formerly,
The Llano Ledger
www.libertyinperil.com
P.O. Box 151
Buchanan Dam, Texas 78609

c. Liberty In Peril

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Copyright 2017 Tim Chorney, Publisher, Liberty In Peril

Bill Blackburn, Sheriff
Llano County Sheriff's Office
2001 N. State Hwy. 16 Suite A
Llano, Texas 78643

August 23, 2017

Re: Damage To Pace Arrow-Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764

Sheriff:

Archive and retain all reports vis a vis damage to the Pace Arrow resulting from egregious abuse of authority perpetrated by Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764, on the Berardi property in Kingsland on 8-16-17.

Tim Chorney, Publisher
Liberty In Peril
Formerly,
The Llano Ledger
www.libertyinperil.com
P.O. Box 151
Buchanan Dam, Texas 78609

c. Liberty In Peril


11-2-18

Wake up, Sheriff.  Again, where is dashcam video of the killing of Jeffrey Gray Wise, 52, of Austin by DPS and the Llano County Sheriff's Office?  One hundred thirty two weeks, now.  A goddamned disgrace.  Why are you still sitting on this information?  What are you hiding, Sheriff?  What is the identity of the officers who killed Wise?  Too gutless to release this information to the public that pays your salary and that of your goons?  Reportedly, there were three officers involved in the shooting.

Who are they, Sheriff?  Their past history?  An ongoing investigation remains a lame bullshit excuse.  How can you and your goons be trusted when you refuse to disclose information?  One hundred thirty two weeks.  Especially, your egregious failure to disclose the identity of the officers who pulled the trigger.  To cover your sorry ass, Sheriff?  Those of your thugs?  The people have a right to know what happened, how it went down.  You don't understand that, Sheriff?  Sadly, clearly, you answer to no one.  Including taxpayers.  Especially, taxpayers.

Until you and your goons come clean, doubt will remain this was indeed a good shoot.  The longer you drag your feet, the greater the doubt.  Think not?  Wake up.  Your credibility has tanked.  Isn't getting any better as this bullshit continues unabated.  One hundred thirty two weeks.   Still no identification of the officers involved  ... Can't get your stories straight?  In line?  Discrepancy between LCSO and DPS? Wake up, Sheriff.  The public no longer buys the bullshit.  No longer trusts you.  On this and many, many other issues.  You have no credibility.  Absolutely, none.

Readers, this is but one of about four other highly questionable killings by law enforcement in Llano County in the last decade or so.  There was one within the City of Llano, another in a field near Fuzzy's Corner, Buchanan Dam, yet another in Point Tella, Buchanan Dam, still another in Tow.  If there are any others I may have neglected to mention, kindly email.

It's time the public be fully informed.  -- Know what we're dealing with here and how 'law' 'enforcement' operates in this hell hole County.  If these jackbooted bastards are not reined in, the life lost could be yours courtesy of a law enforcement system that is no longer accountable to anyone.  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?

The Sheriff seems to have no clue the people who pay him and his goons are entitled to know whom is killing whom and why.  This shit always seems to be swept under the carpet.  Ignored.  The attitude of these jackbooted sons of bitches is trust us.  They can't be.  They've lied too many times.  Refuse to be accountable to anyone.  We live in a goddamned fascist police-state where law enforcement does as it pleases. Usually, with impunity.  That has to change.

The Texas Rangers have become rubber stamp to atrocities committed by law enforcement.  This also has to change.  No one is holding law enforcement accountable any longer.  No one.  No one in state or federal government. This is precisely why Ferguson triggered such an uproar.  There was no justice there.  None here.  None anywhere.  Officers are abusive, corrupt, inept.

Falsely ticket and arrest the innocent to line County coffers.  Court fees charged continue to be horrendous.  -- Aren't taxpayers already looted to pay these costs?  Aren't you boys not only double f--king those falsely accused, but taxpayers also hellaciously looted to pay the very same costs?   Yet, the criminal bastards in power in Llano continue to pile on the fees. This is nothing more than goddamned bullshit.  This money finds its way into the pockets of the corrupt, abusive bastards who falsely believe they run and own this hell hole.

Would you believe the last time the Sheriff's Office happened to be 'audited' during the Garrett regime, reportedly, auditors couldn't figure out what went where and why? Yet, surprise, surprise.  Nothing was done.  There has to be transparency.  There is none.  Why would these thieving bastards want any?  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  How else could they so easily steal and loot with virtual impunity?  Worse, this reinforces jackbooted power in this goddamned, godforsaken hell hole County.

The public has a right to know the histories of the Sheriff's goons.  Clearly, the Sheriff doesn't think so.  That is, where they came from.  Why they left where they were.  What is happening here is the Sheriff is using 'personnel matters' as a convenient excuse to deny the public access to the history of outrageously corrupt, abusive, inept officers who are no more than criminals themselves.

He's protecting his outrageously corrupt, abusive, inept jackbooted bastards.  Worse, the standards imposed by sheriff's offices statewide with the exception of metropolitan counties are well below those of DPS and city police departments.  Why?  So the corruption, abuse, ineptness, and outright stealing can continue unabated?  This has to change.  ... Can't have that, can we?  Sheriff?  TL?

The public should understand Llano County authorities have it all sewn up.  Did you know the Texas Attorney General does not have the authority to investigate and prosecute County authorities on his own?  The District Attorney has to call for an investigation by the Texas Rangers.  Then, the State can prosecute if it so chooses.

Consequently?  Guess what?  Nothing will happen.  Nothing ever does.  The goddamned corruption continues unabated until you, the public, pressure authorities.  Precisely, why we all enjoy the 'best' government money can buy. Literally.  Without question, the corrupt, abusive, inept sons of bitches are all bought and paid for.  Firmly clamped to the taxpayer tit.  Dependent on money looted from innocent citizens caught in their web.  Phony fines and court costs cleverly designed to f--k the innocent and enrich the pieces of shit who falsely believe they run and own Llano County. Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?

Interestingly, the former Sheriff and District Attorney were reportedly forced to retire after an outrageous scandal involving a drunk driving police officer from out of town.  Including special treatment of the drunken son of a bitch that no other citizen caught doing the same would have been afforded.  An honest, honorable Llano County Deputy suffered the consequences. Forget?  Great officers do not last in this hell hole County. ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?

With all ongoing abuse in this goddamned County, one thing remains for damned sure.  We're just getting started, Sheriff.  You will continue to be exposed for whom and what you and your corrupt, abusive, inept jackbooted bastards have become, truly are, not what you phonies purport to be, that is, how you continue to f--k over a public you've falsely sworn to protect and defend.  -- Exposure, the only way short of an unwanted dreaded revolution to force desperately needed change in a goddamned fascist police-state. The Fourth Reich.

Have your jackbooted thugs been tested for steroids, Sheriff?  If you've nothing to hide, Bill, release the results of all drug testing.  'Personnel matters?'  Bullshit.  Looted taxpayers have the right to know.  They're footing the bill for all this goddamned corruption, abuse, ineptness. When will you and the boys end the shakedowns?  Looting of the innocent to line County coffers?  No honor at all?

Where are your swastika armbands, you fascist son of a bitch?  You and your thugs remain out of uniform.  Once again, Sheriff, and ad nauseum, did you and/or your goons pressure Schilling to exit the race?  Did you steal the election? If so, an aggressively stupid, achingly gutless public gets what it truly deserves.  One of the most corrupt, abusive, inept 'law' 'enforcement' agencies in our formerly great country.


11-2-18

Have any information, knowledge of, experience with a purportedly non-profit volunteer clean-up group called Looking Forward In Llano County affiliated with the Llano County Attorney's Office?  Email this publication at libertyinperil@protonmail.com to provide information and/or arrange a meeting to discuss this matter.  If requested, your identity will be protected.  The question is quite simple.  Is this group what it claims to be and on the level?


11-2-18

Highly reminiscent of our outrageously bought and paid for judiciary, Llano County prosecutors, Sheriff Bill Blackburn and his criminal SS jackbooted bastards in black who continue to egregiously disgrace themselves and the badge, do as they please regardless of the law and Constitution, carefully consider the following.  It's appalling.  Runs against the grain of everything our formerly great country once stood for.  No longer.

In follow up to an earlier edition here and elsewhere, CBS News reports:

"Two South Carolina deputies who drove a transport van into Hurricane Florence floodwaters in an incident that led to the drowning death of two women inside were fired Wednesday, a sheriff's office announced. The women were being taken to a mental health facility. The Horry County Sheriff's Office said in a statement it could not provide additional information about the firing of corrections officers Stephen Flood and Joshua Bishop because an investigation is ongoing. The pair were driving 45-year-old Wendy Newton and 43-year-old Nicolette Green to a facility as part of a court order when floodwaters rose from heavy rains unleashed by Florence, which lashed the Southeast coast in September. Horry County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Brooke Holden told The Associated Press last month that guardsmen allowed the deputies to drive around a barrier because they were in a law enforcement vehicle."

Outrageous.  Aggressive stupidity at its worst.

"Green and Newton drowned in the back of the van on September 18. Flood and Bishop tried unsuccessfully to rescue the women. Rescue crews needed about 45 minutes to find the van, which was underwater at that point. They plucked the Horry County deputies from the roof, Horry County Sheriff Phillip Thompson has said. The deputies were later placed on leave."

Needless, horrible deaths.  What could these officers possibly been thinking?

Cowardly fail to financially and/or materially support those fighting for all civil and constitutional rights and liberties at great personal cost and risk?  Get what you truly deserve.


11-2-18

Highly reminiscent of our outrageously bought and paid for judiciary, Llano County prosecutors, Sheriff Bill Blackburn and his criminal SS jackbooted bastards in black who continue to egregiously disgrace themselves and the badge, do as they please regardless of the law and Constitution, carefully consider the following.  It's appalling.  Runs against the grain of everything our formerly great country once stood for.  No longer.

The following is outrageously appalling.  Exceptional dereliction of duty.  Utter lack of humanity.  Time for sheriffs and jailers to finally smarten up.  CBS News reports:

"A small Pennsylvania county will pay nearly $5 million to the family of a teenager who collapsed and died after four days of heroin withdrawal in jail. The family's lawyer said jail staff ignored her dire medical needs for days and then lied about it."

Jackbooted bastard in blue, -- Nazi Way, right, Sheriff?  ... Don't your pathetic thugs lie like hell to cover their sorry asses, Bill?

"Victoria "Tori" Herr, 18, was arrested for the first time on March 27, 2015, after police looking for her boyfriend found drugs in their apartment. Herr told intake staff at the Lebanon County Correctional Facility she used 10 bags of heroin a day, and confided to a cellmate that she feared the withdrawal process would be tough. She went through severe bouts of vomiting and diarrhea over the next four days, and was given Ensure, water and adult diapers, according to the lawsuit. But she could not keep the fluids down and collapsed of apparent dehydration as she was being brought back to her cell from the medical unit on March 31. Herr lost consciousness and went into cardiac arrest, according to the Lebanon Daily News."

These jackbooted bastards certainly knew better.  Were fully aware how dangerous it is for a hard core addict to detox.  Didn't give a shit.

"She died in a hospital on April 5."

Needless loss of life, -- on so very many levels.

"Anyone who looked at her would have known that she was very sick and that she needed attention," said Jonathan Feinberg, a civil rights lawyer in Philadelphia who represents her family. "There was a complete disregard for her needs, which can only be tied back to the fact that she was addicted to drugs."

Goddamned right.

"He said a simple trip to the emergency room for intravenous fluids would have saved her life."

Imagine that.  Goddamned worthless sheriff and his equally clueless jailers.

"The family settled their civil rights and wrongful death claims with the county this month for $4.75 million, he said. "It's certainly one of the largest settlements in at least the last 10 years involving the death of a prisoner in civil rights litigation," Feinberg told the Lebanon Daily News. "When there are breakdowns in the way a prison is run, and when those breakdowns cause harm like the unimaginable harm that was caused to Tori Herr, this suit shows that prisons and staff will be held accountable."

Certainly, need to be.  Including right here in Nazi Llano County.

Kicker?  Get this:

"The statement said the death was investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police and the Lehigh County Coroner and neither referred the matter to prosecutors for further investigation."

Convenient, isn't it, Sheriff?  No foreign power, no terrorist organization, not even the criminal element presents a greater threat to life, liberty, all civil and constitutional rights and liberties than all branches and levels of government, -- including law enforcement.

Corruption within law enforcement remains an existential threat to life, liberty, all civil and constitutional rights and liberties.  So what else is new?  ... Right, Bill?  Same old duplicitous, aggressively stupid shit occurs right here in Nazi Llano County.  ... Doesn't it, Sheriff?

Think it'll change any time soon?  Don't hold your breath, readers.  Not how things work in Nazi America, right, Sheriff?  Highly reminiscent of how your goons operate though, isn't it, Bill?  Forget?  'Stupid is as stupid does.'  F--ked up is f--ked up no matter where, no matter how.  Problem throughout all law enforcement.

Including right here in Nazi Llano County, right, Sheriff?  Too many officers clearly have their heads securely lodged where the sun seldom shines.  Egregious insanity continues to be perpetrated by the criminal jackbooted bastards in blue.  Ongoing issue.  All over our formerly great country.

Not just in Dallas as in the Guyger case, but all over the nation.  No end to it.  Surprised?  Why?  In today's increasingly national socialist climate anything goes, right, Bill?  Live in a de facto fascist police-state, quickly transitioning to the Trump nazi's Fourth Reich.  Certainly, a problem here in Nazi Llano County, isn't it, Sheriff?  Your goons, however, aren't held accountable when they egregiously f--k up.  Ever.

Precisely why you refuse to release information on your deputies to the long-suffering public?  That is, employment history, criminal background, results of drug testing, etc..  ... Got to protect your criminal jackbooted thugs preying on the citizenry with virtual impunity, right, sir?

Equally pointedly, why hasn't Llano County Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764 been held criminally accountable for egregious abuse of power involving denial of property rights to a Kingsland property owner?  To say nothing of consequent resultant physical damage done to a motor home on that property.  Why are you protecting this clueless son of a bitch, Sheriff?  Why hasn't he been prosecuted for official oppression?  Where is financial compensation for the damage this jackbooted piece of human excrement is responsible for?

"Herr, severely dehydrated, had begged for lemonade in a phone call with her mother on March 30. Stephanie Moyer tried to visit later that day, but was turned away and told her daughter was fine. The next time she saw Herr — who graduated from high school despite her addiction — she was on a ventilator. "Feinberg said he hopes the lawsuit will remind even the smallest counties they have a duty to care for inmates battling addiction. "The days of viewing people addicted to drugs as junkies unworthy of sympathy and care, are long past," Feinberg said. "It's a very short chain of events that leads to death."

Cowardly fail to financially and/or materially support those fighting for all civil and constitutional rights and liberties at great personal cost and risk?  Get what you truly deserve.


11-2-18

Highly reminiscent of our outrageously bought and paid for judiciary, Llano County prosecutors, Sheriff Bill Blackburn and his criminal SS jackbooted bastards in black who continue to egregiously disgrace themselves and the badge, do as they please regardless of the law and Constitution, carefully consider the following.  It's appalling.  Runs against the grain of everything our formerly great country once stood for.  No longer.

Nothing quite like the 'best' in law enforcement, is there?  Daily Trib reports:

"Three Texas Department of Public Safety troopers noted an odor of alcohol — two were “overwhelmed” by it — coming from Bertram Police Chief James Jay “J.J.” Wilson as they investigated the crash of his marked patrol car Oct. 24 near Marble Falls.

"Wilson was booked into the Burnet County Jail on a charge of Class B driving while intoxicated and bonded out Oct. 25 after posting a $1,500 surety bond.

"The charge adds to the legal problems the Bertram police chief faces. Earlier in October, a Burnet County grand jury indicted Wilson on three counts of officials oppression, one count of aggravated perjury, and one count of misuse of official information."

Cowardly fail to financially and/or materially support those fighting for all civil and constitutional rights and liberties at great personal cost and risk?  Get what you truly deserve.


11-2-18

Highly reminiscent of our outrageously bought and paid for judiciary, Llano County prosecutors, Sheriff Bill Blackburn and his criminal SS jackbooted bastards in black who continue to egregiously disgrace themselves and the badge, do as they please regardless of the law and Constitution, carefully consider the following.  It's appalling.  Runs against the grain of everything our formerly great country once stood for.  No longer.

In follow up to an earlier edition here and elsewhere, NBC News reports:

"The California man behind a years-long string of hoax 911 calls — including one that ended in a Kansas man’s death — wants to plead guilty to all charges, court documents revealed. Tyler Rai Barriss, 25, intends to waive his right to trial and admit guilt to a 46-count federal indictment, according to a document he signed on Oct. 18 and was filed in U.S. District Court on Wednesday. Barriss faces up to life behind bars for his dozens of acts of "swatting"— calling police to falsely report a serious crime, in hopes of drawing a massive response to the home of an unsuspecting target."

One of the most heinous crimes one can commit.

"According to the court records, Barriss will admit to dozens of "swatting" incidents all over America between 2015 and the end of 2017, The false alarms connected to Barriss happened in Ohio, Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Virginia, Texas, Arizona, Massachusetts, Missouri, Maine, Pennsylvania, New Mexico, Indiana, Michigan, Florida, Connecticut and New York. One hoax was even phoned into Calgary, Alberta, Canada, prosecutors said. The call with the most tragic result came on Dec. 28, 2017, when police fatally shot Andrew Finch, a 28-year-old Wichita, Kansas, resident."

Readers will recall:

"Barriss, who lives in Los Angeles, contacted police to claim he was at a home in Wichita — where he had allegedly just fatally shot his dad and was holding the rest of the family hostage. Responding officers demanded that anyone inside that McCormick Street home come out. Confused, Finch stepped outside where he raised and dropped hands several times before an officer opened fire and killed him, officials said. Officers searched the house and found four other people inside, none who were shot or otherwise threatened. The officer who killed Finch was never identified and was not charged by prosecutors."

The jackbooted bastard in blue murdered Finch.  Police mentality: shoot first, ask questions later.  Refused to take responsibility for his actions.  Has not been identified.  Why not?  The public has a right to know the identity of its murderous oppressors.

"Finch's family is suing the police and the city of Wichita, Kansas, for his death."

As well they should.  The cop was stupid.  Murderous.  Brainless.  ... Not that Barriss did not share equal responsibility.

"Barriss called in that tragic threat at the behest of two gamers, Casey Viner, 18, and Shane Gaskill, 25, authorities said. Viner and Gaskill had been partners in a game of "Call of Duty" that day. When one particular session ended badly, both teammates blamed each other and Viner reached out online to Barriss and asked him to "swat" Gaskill, prosecutors said."

Incredibly cruel, wasn't it?

"Barriss then taunted Gaskill in a Twitter direct messages, before Gaskill challenged the California man to swat him, according to court records. Gaskill even gave Barriss the address to target: a home where Gaskill had once lived that was now occupied by Finch's family. "Gaskill practically begged him (Barriss) to come at him, 'Here’s everything you need, my address,'" District of Kansas U.S. Attorney's Office spokesman James Cross told NBC News on Friday. "Gaskill was letting him know he wasn't afraid of him." Viner and Gaskill are awaiting trial on lesser charges related from Finch’s death."

Cowardly fail to financially and/or materially support those fighting for all civil and constitutional rights and liberties at great personal cost and risk?  Get what you truly deserve.


11-2-18

Highly reminiscent of our outrageously bought and paid for judiciary, Llano County prosecutors, Sheriff Bill Blackburn and his criminal SS jackbooted bastards in black who continue to egregiously disgrace themselves and the badge, do as they please regardless of the law and Constitution, carefully consider the following.  It's appalling.  Runs against the grain of everything our formerly great country once stood for.  No longer.

The following is in update to an appalling case covered earlier here and elsewhere.  ABC News reports:

"The family of an unarmed black man who was shot and killed in his own apartment by a white former Dallas police officer filed a federal lawsuit on Friday."

About time.  Sue the living shit out of the bastards.

"The suit argues that Amber Guyger used excessive force when she gunned down Botham Jean, a 26-year-old native of St. Lucia, inside his apartment on Sept. 6. According to court records, Guyger reported she mistook his apartment for her own and thought she'd encountered an intruder. Guyger and the city of Dallas are named as defendants in the lawsuit. Jean's parents, Bertrum Jean and Allison Jean, are listed as plaintiffs. Guyger was arrested and charged with manslaughter days after the shooting and has since been fired from the Dallas Police Department. The lawsuit contends the department did not adequately train Guyger, who had ended her shift prior to the shooting. The litigation argues Guyger was acting under her scope as a Dallas officer during the deadly encounter."

She was.  Still in uniform.  Regardless, no cop whether in or out of uniform is ever truly off-duty.

"Officer Guyger was ill-trained, and as a result, defaulted to the defective DPD policy: to use deadly force even when there exist no immediate threat of harm to themselves or others," the lawsuit said. There remains conflicting narratives over what led up to the deadly shooting. An affidavit prepared by the Texas Rangers said Guyger went to the wrong apartment after ending her shift on Sept. 6. The door, according to the document, was ajar and Guyger opened it. Inside, the lights were off and a figure in the darkness that cast a large silhouette across the room, according to Guyger. She said she thought her apartment was being burglarized and gave verbal commands to the person, who ignored them. She then pulled out her firearm and shot two times, hitting Jean once in the torso, according to the affidavit. The lawsuit said Guyger did not give emergency aid to Jean following the gunfire."

Imagine that.

"Lee Merritt, one of the attorneys for Jean's family, cast doubt on Guyger's narrative. Merritt has said that two independent witnesses told him they heard knocking on the door in the hallway before the shooting. He said one witness reported hearing a woman's voice saying, "Let me in! Let me in!" Dallas police on Friday declined to comment on the litigation, as did Guyger's criminal attorney Robert Rogers."

Not her apartment.  Clincher?  Get this:

"Jean was not the first person shot by the former officer. Gugyer shot and wounded Uvaldo Perez, on May 12, 2017, while she was on duty. An affidavit in the case filed against Perez said police were looking for a suspect when Guyger and another officer were called to assist a third. Perez got out of a car and became combative with Guyger and another officer. A struggle started and she opened fire after Perez wrestled her Taser away from her. According to the lawsuit filed Friday, Guyger was not required to receive any mental counseling following the 2017 shooting, in which she was not charged."

Forget?  Carte blanche.  Nazi America.  Fascist police-state.  Quickly transitioning to the Trump nazi's Fourth Reich.

Cowardly fail to financially and/or materially support those fighting for all civil and constitutional rights and liberties at great personal cost and risk?  Get what you truly deserve.


10-26-18

Who says teens are a hopelessly lost generation?  Who?  Seatbelts on.  CBS News reports:

"A teen in Michigan made a pizza delivery he'll never forget, and his gesture is warming hearts across the nation. Eighteen-year-old Dalton Shaffer was working his shift at Steve's Pizza in Battle Creek, Michigan, Tuesday night when he got a call about an old customer. The man on the phone said his son-in-law, Rick Morgan, who had moved to Indianapolis, was a big fan of Steve's Pizza and was battling cancer. They had planned a trip back to Michigan and a visit to Steve's, but Morgan's health took a turn for the worse and he was now in hospice care. The man wondered if the shop might be willing to send Morgan a text or a card."

This kid had far, far more in mind:

"He was kind of telling me just a little bit about how they used to live in Battle Creek and they were just really big fans of Steve's Pizza," Shaffer told CBS affiliate WWMT-TV. After hearing a fan of Steve's Pizza was unable to fulfill his dream of eating a slice again, Shaffer wanted to do more than send a card. He asked the father-in-law what kind of pizza Morgan wanted. Then, after he closed up shop for the night, Shaffer jumped in his car with two pizzas. He drove three and a half hours from Michigan to the home in Indiana."

How many older adults would do the same?

"The family came up, gave me a hug ... The expressions on their faces and everything, like, that was cool," Shaffer told the station. Morgan's wife, Julie, had no clue Steve's Pizza was on its way. In a Facebook post, Julie described how overwhelmed she was when she woke up at 2:30 a.m. and saw Shaffer had driven such a long way to drop off her husband's favorite pizza. "[Twenty-five] years ago we lived in Battle Creek, MI. We were young and money was tight but every pay day, Rich would pick up Steve's Pizza for dinner," Julie wrote. "I can't possibly describe how delicious this pizza is – but several moves and all these years later, it is still the gold standard and we've never found a better pizza yet."

"The wife wrote she and her husband planned a birthday trip for her to Michigan, but that plan took a back seat when she had to take him to the hospital due to complications from his cancer. Morgan was in the ICU for five days when the family found out his battle with cancer would soon come to an end. Julie wrote she had no clue her dad called Steve's Pizza and spoken to Shaffer. "I am beyond overwhelmed and humbled by this act of genuine kindness," the wife wrote."

Kicker?  Get this:

"Steve's Pizza doesn't even offer delivery, Julie wrote on Facebook. The Morgans offered to put Shaffer up in a hotel, but he ended up driving back home to Michigan that same night."

This kid?  Second to none.

"Dalton brought our family so much joy – and the best pizza in the world – at a really difficult time. While 'thank you' hardly seems adequate – from the bottom of my heart, thank you, Dalton from Steve's Pizza in Battle Creek, MI for making your epic middle of the night pizza delivery!" Julie wrote."

No greater love.  Think this remarkable young man does not have one hell of a future?


10-26-18

The United States Constitution wisely requires wars be declared by Congress, not the President of the United States.  Here's precisely why.  Seatbelts on.  CBS News reports:

"North Korean leader Kim Jong Un fulfilled an agreement he made with President Trump at the Singapore summit in June to return 55 boxes of remains of Americans killed in the Korean War. It's only a tiny fraction of the nearly 5,300 still missing but for at least one family, it provided closure."

Indeed, it did.

Equally to the point, the Founders wisely provided Congress with sole authority to declare war.  The reason for this was to ensure a large number of government officials would make this decision.  Not just one person, one madman.  Nor to line the pockets of corporate war profiteers.

"A faded photo is one of the few memories Charles McDaniel has of his father. He was just three years old when Master Sgt. Charles McDaniel went off to the Korean War and vanished without a trace. "He disappeared from history. I mean he was just gone. He wasn't dead. He wasn't a POW that was listed. He was gone," Charles told CBS News correspondent David Martin. He was a medic in an army battalion overwhelmed by Chinese troops at the Battle of Unsan in North Korea on November 2, 1950. "They lost 600 and something people in one night….the Chinese came in around them, surrounded them and just overran the battalion headquarters," Charles said."

All for what?  Truman was stupid, ill-advised.  So was Douglas McArthur.  None of this was well-thought out.  None of it.

"His wife Gladys and her two sons never knew what happened to him, but when he didn't come home with prisoners of war, he was officially declared dead, a fact which slowly registered with Charles as he grew. "I remember all of a sudden as a little boy starting to cry. I was inconsolable," he said. He became an army chaplain and searched military archives for his father's service records but found no clues to his fate. Then, North Korea turned over 55 boxes of remains following the Singapore summit. "Fifty-five boxes come back. That's one percent of the missing in action. So I'm figuring at best there's a one percent chance that my father's remains are there," Charles said."

Finally, some badly-needed closure nearly 70 years after the fact:

"But then, as he revealed at a ceremony in Hawaii honoring the missing, he got a call from an Army official. "He said. 'I have some amazing news for you, we found one dog tag, one dog tag. And it's your father's," Charles said at the ceremony. Eaten away by rust but still legible, his father's name and blood type. With the dog tag in hand, it didn't take long for the forensics lab in Hawaii to identify McDaniel's remains using DNA and dental analysis."

Here's precisely the cost of lining the pockets of corporate war profiteers:

"Charles and his younger brother Larry asked for a moment alone with their father's remains.

"I just put my hand on my father's skull, head, and said a little thank you prayer to God that even to have this, it's more than I ever expected honestly….blessed is the word I would use. Fortunate God's grace has somehow allowed this to happen." he said. Master Sgt. McDaniel disappeared from history 68 years ago, but now he's found. His remains will be returned this week to his family in Indiana for burial with full military honors."

This man and all the others who died in this ill-advised fiasco died heroes.  Courageously followed orders.  Congress must re-assume its constitutional authority to declare war.  To make sure any future wars are absolutely necessary, -- as was the Second World War.


10-26-18

Supplementing the above, consider the following.  Seatbelts on.  CBS News reports:

"The bond between two soldiers goes beyond the call of duty. Army Spc. Alec Alcoser and his bomb sniffing dog, Alex, have spent three years together on countless missions, most recently on a tour in Afghanistan. "We find IEDs, we find bombs, these dogs put themselves on the front line and make sure no one gets hurt behind them," Alcoser said. It was on their last mission in August that their lives were changed forever. While on foot patrol, a suicide bomber attacked. "He was limping towards me to lay down next to me," Alcoser said. "I saw there was a lot of blood, so I tried to stop the blood with combat gauze and I wrapped it up real quick."

Luckily, both survived the carnage:

"The two were airlifted out of Afghanistan and separated for weeks. For their service and sacrifice, Alcoser was awarded a Purple Heart, while Alex received the K-9 equivalent: the Purple Paw. The ultimate reward came weeks later when both soldiers were healthy enough to see each other. "It was really emotional. I don't think I was ready to see him with three legs," Alcoser said. CBS News was there when the two started their new mission: Joint physical therapy. "I want to be next to my dog. I want to be able to walk him out. Go running with him. Do all the stuff that we used to do," Alcoser said. The two love each other so much, Alcoser adopted his former battle buddy. Their last mission is to never walk alone."


10-26-18

The following is remarkably fortuitous.  CBS News reports:

"A New Jersey mom's gut feeling and her call to police helped stop a school shooting plot hundreds of miles away -- in Kentucky, reports CBS affiliate WKYT and CBS Philly.  Koeberle Bull, a widow and mother of three who lives in Lumberton, New Jersey, never visited Kentucky or even gave it much thought until last Wednesday, when she received a private Facebook message from a man she didn't know."

Strange, isn't it?

"The message came from a Facebook account with the name Dylan Jarrell. It pictured a gunman gripping a weapon. The message contained crude and racist remarks involving her three children, pictured in her profile picture. "I hope your black children gets (sic) hung for you being so stupid," the message said.  Jarrell's profile listed him as living in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. Bull said she has no idea how he found her online, but she decided to call the Lawrenceburg Police Department. Prompted by Bulls' tip, 20-year-old Jarrell was stopped by Kentucky authorities on Thursday -- just in time, according to investigators."


10-26-18

The following is a sad update to an earlier story in this publication and elsewhere.  NBC News reports:

"A second South Carolina police officer has died in connection with what's been described as an ambush attack that also wounded five others. Florence County Sheriff Kenney Boone said Deputy Farrah B. Turner died Monday from injuries related to the attack."

Horrendous loss of life.

"Boone said in a statement that Turner "was the ultimate professional, excelling at everything she did. She dedicated her life to serving the victims of the worst crimes imaginable." Authorities say Turner was among seven law enforcement officers shot by 74-year-old Frederick Hopkins, a decorated Vietnam War who opened fire without warning when officers arrived at his home Oct. 3 to speak with his son about a sex assault investigation. Police Sgt. Terrence Carraway also was killed."

Needless loss of life.

"Hopkins was previously charged with murder and six counts of attempted murder."

ABC News reports:

"A South Carolina police officer died on Monday, succumbing to injuries she sustained in a deadly standoff earlier this month. Farrah Turner, a Florence County Sheriff’s Office investigator, died after spending nearly three weeks in critical condition, battling to recover from an Oct. 3 incident in which a man opened fire with a high-powered rifle, killing an officer on the scene and injuring several others. "Farrah was the ultimate professional, excelling at everything she did," Florence County Sheriff Kenney Boone said in a statement. "She dedicated her life to serving the victims of the worst crimes imaginable. Please pray for Farrah's family, our FCSO family and for our community as we mourn her loss."

"Police have charged 74-year-old Frederick T. Hopkins Jr. with murder and attempted murder in the wake of the shooting. Hopkins allegedly fired multiple shots from inside his home when the officers arrived to serve a search warrant in connection with a sexual assault case, police said. Authorities said they were planning to interview Seth Hopkins, the suspect's son, when they were ambushed. Seth Hopkins, 27, was charged with criminal sexual conduct in the second degree after the shooting."


10-26-18

5-25-18

... Hey, Sheriff?  Is it true Llano County Attorney Becky Lange has advised you to stay out of the "Berardi Property Rights Denial-Damage To Pace Arrow-Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764" fiasco?  That right, Bill?  Isn't that obstruction of justice?  Also true your deputies have advised the Bolens to accept the status quo and not force the no-trespassing issue with Greene?  If so, isn't that also obstruction and official oppression?  When will you do your job, Bill?  As an elected official, you answer to the public, forget?  -- No honor?  ... No honor at all?  If the foregoing allegations are indeed true, didn't you swear an oath to uphold the law and Constitution?  Why aren't you doing so?  No guts?

Your deputy has been accused of abusing authority.  What action have you taken other than ignore the complaint?  Why aren't both Rodriguez and the County Attorney under criminal investigation?  The County Attorney appears to be obstructing justice, accepting the word of Greene in lieu of two surveyor companies who strongly assert otherwise.  Both the County Attorney and District Attorney have ignored complaints.  Par for the course in Llano County, isn't it?  Failed to do their jobs.  No surprise there, right, Bill?  Both receiving 'special consideration' up to and/or including a bribe from Greene?  Regardless, clearly, no justice in Nazi Llano County.  Bottom line?  Desperate need for an outside criminal investigation.  Conveniently, forget?  This County is ruled by men, certainly not rule of law and the United States Constitution.

Precisely, why there is desperate need for a new federal agency whose sole function would be to investigate, arrest, charge, and prosecute criminal law enforcement, prosecutors, and judges in a special court whose only mandate would be to adjudicate such cases.  Total independence.  Until that happens, the criminal bastards who falsely believe they run and own this hell hole County will continue to do as they please.

Tim Chorney, Publisher
Liberty In Peril

Some salient quotes occurring later on in this edition vis a vis unfinished business County officials continue to ignore:

... "Convenient, isn't it, Sheriff?  No foreign power, no terrorist organization, not even the criminal element presents a greater threat to life, liberty, all civil and constitutional rights and liberties than all branches and levels of government, -- including law enforcement.

"Corruption within law enforcement remains an existential threat to life, liberty, all civil and constitutional rights and liberties.  So what else is new?  ... Right, Bill?  Same old duplicitous, aggressively stupid shit occurs right here in Nazi Llano County.  ... Doesn't it, Sheriff?

"Think it'll change any time soon?  Don't hold your breath, readers.  Not how things work in Nazi America, right, Sheriff?  Highly reminiscent of how your goons operate though, isn't it, Bill?  Forget?  'Stupid is as stupid does.'  F--ked up is f--ked up no matter where, no matter how.  Problem throughout all law enforcement.

"Including right here in Nazi Llano County, right, Sheriff?  Too many officers clearly have their heads securely lodged where the sun seldom shines.  Egregious insanity continues to be perpetrated by the criminal jackbooted bastards in blue.  Ongoing issue.  All over our formerly great country.

"Not just in Dallas as in the Guyger case, but all over the nation.  No end to it.  Surprised?  Why?  In today's increasingly national socialist climate anything goes, right, Bill?  Live in a de facto fascist police-state, quickly transitioning to the Trump nazi's Fourth Reich.  Certainly, a problem here in Nazi Llano County, isn't it, Sheriff?  Your goons, however, aren't held accountable when they egregiously f--k up.  Ever.

"Precisely why you refuse to release information on your deputies to the long-suffering public?  That is, employment history, criminal background, results of drug testing, etc..  ... Got to protect your criminal jackbooted thugs preying on the citizenry with virtual impunity, right, sir?

"Equally pointedly, why hasn't Llano County Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764 been held criminally accountable for egregious abuse of power involving denial of property rights to a Kingsland property owner?  To say nothing of consequent resultant physical damage done to a motor home on that property."

... Small sampling of what's to come in this edition.  Read on.


The following email was sent to the District Attorney:

Copyright 2018 Tim Chorney, Publisher, Liberty In Peril

Wiley B. "Sonny" McAfee
District Attorney
33rd and 424th Judicial Districts
Llano, TX 78643

March 9, 2018

Re:  Berardi Property Rights Denial-Damage To Pace Arrow-Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764

Counselor:

The enclosed emails were sent to the Llano County Attorney and Sheriff, respectively, vis a vis the above matter.  Remain unanswered.  The County Attorney appears to be protecting and defending the deputy at behest of Kingsland property owner Johnny Greene.  May have received some consideration from Greene up to and including a bribe.  Are the County Attorney, Greene, and the Deputy under criminal investigation?  If not, why not?

Tim Chorney, Publisher
Liberty In Peril
Formerly,
The Llano Ledger
www.libertyinperil.com
P.O. Box 151
Buchanan Dam, Texas 78609

c. Liberty In Peril

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Copyright 2018 Tim Chorney, Publisher, Liberty In Peril

Rebecca Lange, Llano County Attorney
Llano County Attorney's Office
Llano, Texas 78643

February 9, 2018

Re:  Berardi Property Rights Denial-Damage To Pace Arrow-Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764

Counselor:

As you're well aware, we have an outrageously corrupt, abusive, achingly inept Llano County Sheriff's Office here in Nazi Llano County.  Worse, you and your office aid and abet these SS jackbooted bastards in black.  The issue at the moment is the same it's been the last six months.

How is it two surveyor companies, the Appraisal District, the Tax Office, the Precinct 3 Commissioner, even the goddamned Sheriff himself now states Kingsland resident James Berardi owns the lots in contention all these months?

Yet, you ludicrously assert that's not the County's legal position.  It's not?  Why not?  You claim you're not a real estate expert.  Rather than accept the advice of two surveyor companies, the Precinct 3 Commissioner, the Appraisal District, the Tax Office, and even the Sheriff himself, you've inexplicably chosen to follow the advice of property owner Johnny Greene, -- who conveniently happens to be reportedly in the oil industry.

Question to be asked.  Could you have received any 'consideration' in return, -- up to and including a bribe?  Only way to know for sure is for the District Attorney to conduct a criminal investigation.  Apparently, there has been none.  If not, why not?

Equally pointedly, why hasn't Llano County Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764 been held criminally accountable for egregious abuse of power involving denial of property rights to this Kingsland property owner?  To say nothing of consequent resultant physical damage done to a motor home on that property.

Our achingly useless, worthless, gutless Sheriff has ignored an email vis a vis the damage this jackbooted thug is responsible for.  Interestingly, his fellow officers believe him to be an idiot.  Yet, the Sheriff continued to defend this piece of human excrement until he realized  this entire fiasco would not be swept under the carpet.

Rodriguez is indeed an idiot.  Would you believe this piece of crap ordered the motor home to be moved on to an unmarked unused Llano County road? That motor home has indeed been moved back to where it was parked before Rodriguez forced it to be moved.  Why hasn't the County paid for the cost of moving it back?  To say nothing of the damage.

Equally pointedly, why is it the County has allowed Theresa Ahrens to park and live in her tiny cottage on that very same road?  Why hasn't she been evicted by the County?  Why was she assessed taxes on an adjacent improvement she doesn't own?

Why is it, Counselor, Johnny Greene is paying for the attorney retained by Ms. Ahrens?  Is Greene attempting to make this all go away by bribery?  Greene has also informed Berardi he is going to sue.  For what?  Has Greene lost his mind?

What about Wells who installed a $4500 septic system on a lot turns out he does not own as a result of Greene, an outrageously inept County, to say nothing of the Llano County Attorney who remains equally determinedly clueless?

How about Bolen who hasn't a pot to piss in, but was nonetheless f--ked over by Greene to say nothing of an egregiously inept County, to say nothing of you and your goddamned equally incompetent office?

None of this is going away, Counselor, -- any time soon.  Will not be swept under the carpet as all the other crap going on in this hell hole County.  Not a chance.  Expect a full expose in this publication whether or not this outrageous fiasco finally gets resolved.  Including full public exposure of both the Sheriff and his jackbooted thug.

Tim Chorney, Publisher
Liberty In Peril
Formerly,
The Llano Ledger
www.libertyinperil.com
P.O. Box 151
Buchanan Dam, Texas 78609

c. Liberty In Peril

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Copyright 2017 Tim Chorney, Publisher, Liberty In Peril

Bill Blackburn, Sheriff
Llano County Sheriff's Office
2001 N. State Hwy. 16 Suite A
Llano, Texas 78643

August 23, 2017

Re: Damage To Pace Arrow-Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764

Sheriff:

Archive and retain all reports vis a vis damage to the Pace Arrow resulting from egregious abuse of authority perpetrated by Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764, on the Berardi property in Kingsland on 8-16-17.

Tim Chorney, Publisher
Liberty In Peril
Formerly,
The Llano Ledger
www.libertyinperil.com
P.O. Box 151
Buchanan Dam, Texas 78609

c. Liberty In Peril


10-26-18

Wake up, Sheriff. Again, where is dashcam video of the killing of Jeffrey Gray Wise, 52, of Austin by DPS and the Llano County Sheriff's Office?  One hundred thirty one weeks, now.  A goddamned disgrace.  Why are you still sitting on this information?  What are you hiding, Sheriff?  What is the identity of the officers who killed Wise?  Too gutless to release this information to the public that pays your salary and that of your goons?  Reportedly, there were three officers involved in the shooting.

Who are they, Sheriff?  Their past history?  An ongoing investigation remains a lame bullshit excuse.  How can you and your goons be trusted when you refuse to disclose information?  One hundred thirty one weeks.  Especially, your egregious failure to disclose the identity of the officers who pulled the trigger.  To cover your sorry ass, Sheriff?  Those of your thugs?  The people have a right to know what happened, how it went down.  You don't understand that, Sheriff?  Sadly, clearly, you answer to no one.  Including taxpayers.  Especially, taxpayers.

Until you and your goons come clean, doubt will remain this was indeed a good shoot.  The longer you drag your feet, the greater the doubt.  Think not?  Wake up.  Your credibility has tanked.  Isn't getting any better as this bullshit continues unabated.  One hundred thirty one weeks.   Still no identification of the officers involved  ... Can't get your stories straight?  In line?  Discrepancy between LCSO and DPS? Wake up, Sheriff.  The public no longer buys the bullshit.  No longer trusts you.  On this and many, many other issues.  You have no credibility.  Absolutely, none.

Readers, this is but one of about four other highly questionable killings by law enforcement in Llano County in the last decade or so.  There was one within the City of Llano, another in a field near Fuzzy's Corner, Buchanan Dam, yet another in Point Tella, Buchanan Dam, still another in Tow.  If there are any others I may have neglected to mention, kindly email.

It's time the public be fully informed.  -- Know what we're dealing with here and how 'law' 'enforcement' operates in this hell hole County.  If these jackbooted bastards are not reined in, the life lost could be yours courtesy of a law enforcement system that is no longer accountable to anyone.  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?

The Sheriff seems to have no clue the people who pay him and his goons are entitled to know whom is killing whom and why.  This shit always seems to be swept under the carpet.  Ignored.  The attitude of these jackbooted sons of bitches is trust us.  They can't be.  They've lied too many times.  Refuse to be accountable to anyone.  We live in a goddamned fascist police-state where law enforcement does as it pleases. Usually, with impunity.  That has to change.

The Texas Rangers have become rubber stamp to atrocities committed by law enforcement.  This also has to change.  No one is holding law enforcement accountable any longer.  No one.  No one in state or federal government. This is precisely why Ferguson triggered such an uproar.  There was no justice there.  None here.  None anywhere.  Officers are abusive, corrupt, inept.

Falsely ticket and arrest the innocent to line County coffers.  Court fees charged continue to be horrendous.  -- Aren't taxpayers already looted to pay these costs?  Aren't you boys not only double f--king those falsely accused, but taxpayers also hellaciously looted to pay the very same costs?   Yet, the criminal bastards in power in Llano continue to pile on the fees. This is nothing more than goddamned bullshit.  This money finds its way into the pockets of the corrupt, abusive bastards who falsely believe they run and own this hell hole.

Would you believe the last time the Sheriff's Office happened to be 'audited' during the Garrett regime, reportedly, auditors couldn't figure out what went where and why? Yet, surprise, surprise.  Nothing was done.  There has to be transparency.  There is none.  Why would these thieving bastards want any?  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  How else could they so easily steal and loot with virtual impunity?  Worse, this reinforces jackbooted power in this goddamned, godforsaken hell hole County.

The public has a right to know the histories of the Sheriff's goons.  Clearly, the Sheriff doesn't think so.  That is, where they came from.  Why they left where they were.  What is happening here is the Sheriff is using 'personnel matters' as a convenient excuse to deny the public access to the history of outrageously corrupt, abusive, inept officers who are no more than criminals themselves.

He's protecting his outrageously corrupt, abusive, inept jackbooted bastards.  Worse, the standards imposed by sheriff's offices statewide with the exception of metropolitan counties are well below those of DPS and city police departments.  Why?  So the corruption, abuse, ineptness, and outright stealing can continue unabated?  This has to change.  ... Can't have that, can we?  Sheriff?  TL?

The public should understand Llano County authorities have it all sewn up.  Did you know the Texas Attorney General does not have the authority to investigate and prosecute County authorities on his own?  The District Attorney has to call for an investigation by the Texas Rangers.  Then, the State can prosecute if it so chooses.

Consequently?  Guess what?  Nothing will happen.  Nothing ever does.  The goddamned corruption continues unabated until you, the public, pressure authorities.  Precisely, why we all enjoy the 'best' government money can buy. Literally.  Without question, the corrupt, abusive, inept sons of bitches are all bought and paid for.  Firmly clamped to the taxpayer tit.  Dependent on money looted from innocent citizens caught in their web.  Phony fines and court costs cleverly designed to f--k the innocent and enrich the pieces of shit who falsely believe they run and own Llano County. Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?

Interestingly, the former Sheriff and District Attorney were reportedly forced to retire after an outrageous scandal involving a drunk driving police officer from out of town.  Including special treatment of the drunken son of a bitch that no other citizen caught doing the same would have been afforded.  An honest, honorable Llano County Deputy suffered the consequences. Forget?  Great officers do not last in this hell hole County. ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?

With all ongoing abuse in this goddamned County, one thing remains for damned sure.  We're just getting started, Sheriff.  You will continue to be exposed for whom and what you and your corrupt, abusive, inept jackbooted bastards have become, truly are, not what you phonies purport to be, that is, how you continue to f--k over a public you've falsely sworn to protect and defend.  -- Exposure, the only way short of an unwanted dreaded revolution to force desperately needed change in a goddamned fascist police-state. The Fourth Reich.

Have your jackbooted thugs been tested for steroids, Sheriff?  If you've nothing to hide, Bill, release the results of all drug testing.  'Personnel matters?'  Bullshit.  Looted taxpayers have the right to know.  They're footing the bill for all this goddamned corruption, abuse, ineptness. When will you and the boys end the shakedowns?  Looting of the innocent to line County coffers?  No honor at all?

Where are your swastika armbands, you fascist son of a bitch?  You and your thugs remain out of uniform.  Once again, Sheriff, and ad nauseum, did you and/or your goons pressure Schilling to exit the race?  Did you steal the election? If so, an aggressively stupid, achingly gutless public gets what it truly deserves.  One of the most corrupt, abusive, inept 'law' 'enforcement' agencies in our formerly great country.


10-26-18

Have any information, knowledge of, experience with a purportedly non-profit volunteer clean-up group called Looking Forward In Llano County affiliated with the Llano County Attorney's Office?  Email this publication at libertyinperil@protonmail.com to provide information and/or arrange a meeting to discuss this matter.  If requested, your identity will be protected.  The question is quite simple.  Is this group what it claims to be and on the level?


10-26-18

Highly reminiscent of our outrageously bought and paid for judiciary, Llano County prosecutors, Sheriff Bill Blackburn and his criminal SS jackbooted bastards in black who continue to egregiously disgrace themselves and the badge, do as they please regardless of the law and Constitution, carefully consider the following.  It's appalling.  Runs against the grain of everything our formerly great country once stood for.  No longer.

Think the criminal jackbooted bastards in blue in Washington, DC aren't egregiously out of control? Wake up.  NPR reports:

"Few police departments are better at confiscating illegal guns than Washington, D.C.'s Metropolitan Police Department. Every day, teams of officers, often driving unmarked cars, scour the streets looking for people who might be carrying a firearm. These tactics have helped D.C. police seize thousands of illegal weapons. The aggressive search for guns has come with a cost, however — residents in heavily patrolled neighborhoods say they feel targeted."

Because they are.  U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights, Fourth Amendment mean shit squat to these nazi storm troopers.

"Additionally, many suspects charged with gun possession ultimately walk free, according to an analysis of court documents by WAMU and the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University, leading to more questions about the usefulness of the tactic. In D.C.'s most violent neighborhoods, officers frequently stop pedestrians and pull cars over, searching for illegal guns."

These criminal jackbooted bastards do it without probable cause as required by the Fourth Amendment.  An illegal search.

"For many longtime residents, these officers have an unofficial name: the "jump-outs." "It's normal in my neighborhood for the police to stop-and-frisk," M.B. Cottingham says. "On this particular day, it was my turn." Cottingham, 39, was hanging out outside his aunt's house in Southwest D.C. last September when several police officers showed up. "'Do we have any guns?' That's the first thing they said," Cottingham says. One of the officers asked Cottingham if he'd consent to a pat-down. Cottingham agreed. What happened next was captured on a cellphone video. It shows an officer repeatedly patting down Cottingham's crotch area."

Called sexual assault perpetrated by the criminal jackbooted bastard in blue.

Guess what?

"Police didn't find a gun."

Imagine that.  Couldn't be, could it?  Did the piece of jackbooted shit get his cookies off committing sexual assault?

"It's not easy to just hand over your manhood like that. It's not easy at all," Cottingham says. "But what can I do?" Cottingham and the ACLU of D.C. are now suing the officer who searched him."

Stick it as hard as you can to the bastard.

"Although D.C. police didn't find a gun on Cottingham, they do take a lot of guns off the streets."

So what?  Ends don't justify the means.  How many innocent unarmed people have been abused by these jackbooted pieces of shit?  How many?

"But those gun seizures and arrests are just part of the story, says Jim Trainum, a former homicide detective with the D.C. police. He now works at a Washington think tank that promotes constitutional policing, which puts an emphasis on protecting citizens' civil liberties in order to promote trust and cooperation with law enforcement. "Everybody looks at the arrests; everybody you know focuses on all of that," Trainum says. "Look at the numbers behind it: How many cases get dismissed? How many cases end up in a conviction?" Police don't track that for illegal gun cases. And neither do prosecutors."

Imagine that.  Convenient, isn't it?

The following?  Absolute horse shit.

"Stop and frisk is a good tool, but we've taken it and abused it over the years."

Without probable cause, it's a violation of the Fourth Amendment prohibition against unreasonable search and seizure.

Ultimately, it's not successful.  Get this:

"An investigation by WAMU and the Investigative Reporting Workshop analyzed nearly 500 affidavits from 2010-2015 in cases where MPD officers had arrested suspects for illegal gun possession. Nearly 4 in 10 of these cases ended up getting dismissed in court."

Along with that, police lose the trust of the innocent public they're f--king over.

"Jim Trainum wasn't surprised by this statistic. "Stop and frisk is a good tool, but we've taken it and abused it over the years," Trainum says. "So that is just another tool that we manipulate in order to get the stats, to get the guns off the street." Trainum says that too often, police stop and frisk residents without legal justification. In order to legally stop and temporarily detain someone, police must have "reasonable suspicion" the person has engaged in criminal activity or is about to. If they don't — or can't prove it in court — the case can get dismissed in court."

Needs to be.  Then, sue the living shit out of the bastards in blue, the department, and government agency responsible.

"Assistant D.C. Police Chief Robert Contee says court cases can get derailed for all kinds of reasons, and that prosecutors are the ones who decide what cases to pursue.  "We are out here to get illegal guns. It's not to violate anyone's rights or have a community uproar. That's not our intent," Contee says."

Horse shit.  The actions of your jackbooted thugs scream otherwise, Chief.  When your bastards have no probable cause, they have no business engaging in stop and frisk.  Quite true, your bastards won't be removing as many illegal weapons off the street.  Some will, indeed, die as a result of these weapons remaining on the street.  The price of liberty.  Something you and your jackbooted bastards can't seem to grasp:

"Contee is concerned about the high number of gun possession cases that are dismissed, but says there are bigger issues at play. "What I know is that that firearm that's been recovered off that street, it won't take the life of somebody out here," Contee says. Contee wasn't the only official to argue that, even if the charges don't stick, taking guns off the streets makes the community safer."

Here's the fallacy of that thinking:

"But there are other consequences. Young black men say they feel targeted and harassed by these stops. To avoid being frisked, they say they lift up their shirts when police drive by to show they don't have a gun in their waistband. This summer, angry and exasperated residents testified at a D.C. Council hearing about police tactics in the city's predominantly African-American neighborhoods. Many shared stories of getting stopped on the street or pulled over in their car by police who were looking for guns. One man who spoke out identified himself by only his initials because of concerns about police retaliation. D.R. summed it up this way: "They look at everyone in the community like villains."

This destroys public trust in law enforcement.  Costs society far more in the long run when the public won't step up and provide police with desperately needed crime information.  Why?  Wake upThey don't trust the criminal jackbooted bastards in blue.  They know we're living in a fascist police-state quickly transitioning to the Trump nazi's Fourth Reich.

"To understand why police were searching certain residents, the WAMU investigation analyzed the police affidavits from a sample of nearly 500 gun possession cases. These affidavits explain why police stopped or searched someone in the first place."

Get this:

"The most common justification: The suspect acted or looked suspicious."

That's not probable cause.  It's horse shit.  Precisely, why police cannot be trusted.

"In some cases, police wrote the suspect appeared "nervous" when they saw the cops; or they crossed the street; or they ran; or they wore a heavy jacket in warm weather; or they held their pants a certain way while walking."

They stupidly run because they're terrified of your criminal jackbooted bastards in blue.  Innocent, unarmed people are routinely murdered by the police all over our formerly great country.  Clearly, Chief, you're too goddamned stupid to understand this.  When they run, you and your bastards take it as carte blanche to murder them.

"Assistant Police Chief Contee said police know what they're doing. As proof, he points to the fact that the incidents end with police confiscating illegal guns."

Do so unconstitutionally.  Can't seem to grasp the fact the ends do not justify the means.  Precisely, why an unwanted dreaded second American revolution catastrophically looms. Too deaf, dumb, and stupid to hear the rumble?

"There's certain things that as a law enforcement officer that my eyes are trained to see," Contee says. "And if that behavior that I see is consistent with the person who's carrying a gun, I'm going to stop that individual."

That's not probable cause.  It's aggressive stupidity.  ... As the revolution doomsday clock strikes ever closer to midnight.

Fortunately, not all these bastards are that clueless:

"Trainum, the former D.C. detective, says this aggressive search for guns may work in the short term, but over time, it builds resentment. "Once we start cutting corners, to make that stat, get that arrest, that's when you lose the trust of the community," Trainum says. And, he adds, if that happens, the job of the police gets even harder. When that trust is lost, witnesses go silent, murders go unsolved, and the criminal with a gun is often back out on the street. So far this year, shootings have driven the homicide rate in D.C. up 40 percent."

Can't confuse the nazi element with the truth.  Too damned aggressively stupid.  The truth remains we cannot live without police, nor can we live with them.  If this doesn't change, could spark an unwanted dreaded revolution.

Cowardly fail to financially and/or materially support those fighting for all civil and constitutional rights and liberties at great personal cost and risk?  Get what you truly deserve.


10-26-18

Highly reminiscent of our outrageously bought and paid for judiciary, Llano County prosecutors, Sheriff Bill Blackburn and his criminal SS jackbooted bastards in black who continue to egregiously disgrace themselves and the badge, do as they please regardless of the law and Constitution, carefully consider the following.  It's appalling.  Runs against the grain of everything our formerly great country once stood for.  No longer.

Feds protect the criminal jackbooted bastards in blue.  Think not?  Wake up. The Washington Post reports:

"It was July 2014 when Eric Garner died after a violent struggle with New York City police on a Staten Island street, an encounter captured on video and replayed worldwide. When a local grand jury declined to indict any police officers, federal authorities announced in December 2014 that they would launch their own civil rights investigation. Nearly four years later, no decision has been made on whether to file charges. “It’s a horror show,” said Jonathan C. Moore, the Garner family’s lawyer. “The family’s very frustrated.”

The federal government protects these murderous criminals in uniform.

"In November 2017, Bijan Ghaisar died after being shot by two U.S. Park Police officers in Fairfax County, Va., an episode also captured on video. The FBI and the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department took over the case within three days. As the first anniversary of that killing approaches, the names of the officers and an explanation of their actions have been withheld by federal authorities. The Ghaisar family has not been told where the investigation stands."

Nazi America.  A fascist police-state quickly transitioning to the Trump nazi's Fourth Reich.

"Justice Department investigations into sworn law enforcement officers — police, jail guards and sheriff’s deputies — often take years. An examination by The Washington Post of more than 50 recent civil rights cases filed by federal prosecutors against such officers found an average of slightly more than three years elapsed from the day of the event to the day that charges were filed. The cases were all the subject of Justice Department news releases in the past year announcing either charges or a conviction in a federal prosecution of civil rights violations “under color of law.” Those are only the cases with charges filed. A study of more than 13,000 misconduct cases submitted to the Justice Department over 20 years, conducted by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review in 2016, found that no charges were filed in 96 percent of them."

Convenient, isn't it, Sheriff?  No foreign power, no terrorist organization, not even the criminal element presents a greater threat to life, liberty, all civil and constitutional rights and liberties than all branches and levels of government, -- including law enforcement.

Corruption within law enforcement remains an existential threat to life, liberty, all civil and constitutional rights and liberties.  So what else is new?  ... Right, Bill?  Same old duplicitous, aggressively stupid shit occurs right here in Nazi Llano County.  ... Doesn't it, Sheriff?

Think it'll change any time soon?  Don't hold your breath, readers.  Not how things work in Nazi America, right, Sheriff?  Highly reminiscent of how your goons operate though, isn't it, Bill?  Forget?  'Stupid is as stupid does.'  F--ked up is f--ked up no matter where, no matter how.  Problem throughout all law enforcement.

Including right here in Nazi Llano County, right, Sheriff?  Too many officers clearly have their heads securely lodged where the sun seldom shines.  Egregious insanity continues to be perpetrated by the criminal jackbooted bastards in blue.  Ongoing issue.  All over our formerly great country.

Not just in Dallas as in the Guyger case, but all over the nation.  No end to it.  Surprised?  Why?  In today's increasingly national socialist climate anything goes, right, Bill?  Live in a de facto fascist police-state, quickly transitioning to the Trump nazi's Fourth Reich.  Certainly, a problem here in Nazi Llano County, isn't it, Sheriff?  Your goons, however, aren't held accountable when they egregiously f--k up.  Ever.

Precisely why you refuse to release information on your deputies to the long-suffering public?  That is, employment history, criminal background, results of drug testing, etc..  ... Got to protect your criminal jackbooted thugs preying on the citizenry with virtual impunity, right, sir?

Equally pointedly, why hasn't Llano County Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764 been held criminally accountable for egregious abuse of power involving denial of property rights to a Kingsland property owner?  To say nothing of consequent resultant physical damage done to a motor home on that property.

Cowardly fail to financially and/or materially support those fighting for all civil and constitutional rights and liberties at great personal cost and risk?  Get what you truly deserve.


10-26-18

Highly reminiscent of our outrageously bought and paid for judiciary, Llano County prosecutors, Sheriff Bill Blackburn and his criminal SS jackbooted bastards in black who continue to egregiously disgrace themselves and the badge, do as they please regardless of the law and Constitution, carefully consider the following.  It's appalling.  Runs against the grain of everything our formerly great country once stood for.  No longer.

Once again, the 'President's' acting stupid.  Out of control.  The Washington Post reports:

"The Trump administration’s struggles to curtail illegal immigration have exposed a deep rift among the president and his top advisers, one that could lead to changes in the Cabinet and undermine the government’s response to a record surge of migrant families at the southern border."

'Stupid is as stupid does.'  Not all his advisors buy his bullshit.  Know how dangerous it is.

"Even as President Trump continues to consider immigration to be a political winner next month in helping turn out his conservative base for the midterm elections, tensions in the West Wing have reached a boiling point. A profane shouting match over immigration this week among top aides prompted Chief of Staff John F. Kelly to storm out of the White House and marked the culmination of weeks of mounting anxiety, several senior administration officials said."

This government is no longer stable.  Certainly, not with a lunatic narcissist fuhrer at the helm.

"Trump’s own escalating frustration has led him to excoriate aides for not taking more aggressive actions and to offer his own ideas, officials said. He has ruminated this week over the possibility of sending more soldiers to the border, even though thousands of National Guard troops have been deployed there since April with no evidence of a deterrent effect."

Trump is no executive.  His father was.  Financed this son of a bitch.  Bailed him out when things went south.  So did taxpayers.

"In the summer, the president was so upset by the border numbers that he proposed sealing the entire 1,954-mile U.S.-Mexico border, including shuttering legal ports of entry, blocking trade flows and halting tourism and travel, according to the senior administration officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive internal deliberations."

Our nazi fuhrer does not have the legal authority to do so.  While this bastard considers himself a dictator, the President of the United States is constitutionally NOT a dictator.  Has to follow the United States Constitution Article II.

“Close the whole thing!” Trump demanded at one point during an Oval Office meeting, the officials said. He was talked out of it by advisers who highlighted the effect such a measure would have on more than $600 billion in U.S.-Mexico annual trade, as well as the potential damage to bilateral relations, according to the officials."

Posse Commitatus forbids the use of the United States Military to enforce the law.

Here is the problem for the charlatan currently occupying the Oval Office:

"Experts said the White House is straining under the same political dilemma that past administrations encountered in trying to manage the massive U.S. immigration system despite Congress’s inability to strike a comprehensive legislative reform package. Trump is hitting the limits of what he is legally able to do through executive authority, they said, and the United States has relatively few tools to deal with the gang violence, poverty and hunger propelling a mass exodus of Central American migrant families over the past five years."

Think the United States is not responsible for much of this havoc?  All those years of supporting Extreme Right dictatorships that oppressed their people.  The idiots in the White House delusionally believed these regimes were somehow, some way better than the Marxist communist regimes.  Forget?  End result of both extremes is remarkably similar.  No clue?

"White House officials have sought to play down the tensions. After news broke Thursday about the squabble just outside the Oval Office between Kelly and national security adviser John Bolton over the performance of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, press secretary Sarah Sanders issued a statement saying Bolton and Nielsen had patched things up."

Trouble in paradise?  Couldn't be, could it?

"But Kelly was audibly cursing as he left the White House grounds and he did not return that day, according to people with knowledge of the situation. The blowup came after Nielsen, during a White House meeting, had touted an effort by the Mexican government to enlist help from the United Nations’ Refugee Agency to process asylum claims from a caravan of thousands of Honduran migrants traveling north toward the United States. Trump has demanded that the Mexican government disband the group and threatened to cut off foreign aid or upend a new trade deal if it fails to do so."

Will certainly exacerbate the problem.  Lead to more illegal immigration.  Clearly, our national socialist, fascist, nazi fuhrer cannot understand this.  Hasn't a clue.

"Nielsen characterized the U.N. involvement as a significant measure that could help stem the flow, according to administration officials. Bolton, a longtime critic of the U.N., responded that the international body was ineffective and expressed disbelief at Nielsen’s view, the officials said, prompting an argument over the DHS chief’s performance. Kelly, who served as the head of that agency for the first six months of Trump’s tenure and handpicked Nielsen to replace him, jumped in to defend her. “The White House wants to see more passion, energy and a more proactive approach, rather than waiting for the president to get pissed off and then come up with a solution,” one senior DHS official familiar with the dispute said of Nielsen."

Conveniently, forget?  Staff only acts productively when there is a competent executive at the top of the food chain.  ... Think there is one?

“Trump threatening to curtail all foreign assistance to Honduras is actually counterproductive,” Pope said. “All evidence shows a couple dominant reasons why people leave — violence and a lack of economic opportunity and no judicial accountability. It’s what foreign assistance is meant to address.”

That's right.  An enlightened competent executive understands this.  The Trump nazi does not.

"At campaign rallies and on Twitter, Trump has sought to blame Democrats and foreign leaders for the mounting number of families at the border. In private, he has summoned Nielsen to the West Wing for regular meetings, aides said."

Trump's incompetence, instability are to blame.

"Trump is pushing for a more muscular response, and he favors sending more U.S. soldiers to the border. About 1,600 National Guard troops are deployed in four states after Trump ordered the move in the spring, according to Homeland Security officials. But DHS officials say they need more legal and legislative firepower. The vast majority of Central American migrants who reach the border are turning themselves in to Border Patrol agents, claiming a fear of return and a desire to seek asylum. More National Guard troops and the border wall that Trump has proposed would be largely irrelevant, experts have said."

If they present themselves to agents at a legal border crossing and ask for asylum, they must be processed by law.  Given a chance to make their case in front of a judge.

CBS News reports:

"A recent increase in migrants crossing into the U.S. from Mexico caused agitation at the White House this week and reportedly led to a heated shouting match between two of the president's top advisers. Border Patrol arrests of migrant families have been surging since the family separation policy ended earlier this year, with nearly 17,000 family members arrested in September. The Department of Homeland Security said that is the most on record for any month – and an 80 percent increase from July."

Imagine that.  Yet, the idiots in our government can't understand why.

"The recent surge is overwhelming government facilities and forcing Immigration and Customs Enforcement to quickly release migrants just hours after they're arrested. Family apprehensions by the U.S. Border Patrol in Arizona increased by 121 percent this year as compared to last."

Intolerable living conditions south of the border are the reason for this.  Worse?  All the violence.  Until these issues are addressed, expect the surge to continue.

NPR reports:

"U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has all but abandoned its use of federal prisons to house detainees."

Here's the problem:

"ICE's large-scale use of federal prisons to house its detainees was unprecedented and controversial. Many of the detainees sent to the prisons were seeking asylum. Yet, they were treated as criminals, according to multiple immigration attorneys who represented the detainees in several of the prisons, even though few — if any — of the detainees had been charged criminally or were serving a criminal sentence."

Imagine that.  What the hell were they doing in federal prisons?

"ICE was blending the criminal, penal corrections system, blending it with the immigration, asylum system and sort of creating this unified view that they all need to be detained and incarcerated," says Stephen Manning, a Portland-based immigration attorney. He represents the three remaining ICE detainees at the federal prison in Oregon. Manning's firm, the Portland-based Innovation Law Lab, originally represented more than 80 individuals held at the prison. The government moved their asylum cases forward because all of Manning's clients were found to have valid asylum claims."

Imagine that.  Fascinating, isn't it?

"It was an abject failure of government policy to use the federal prisons for the detention of asylum seekers and I hope this constitutionally risky experiment, which failed, resonates and that we won't see it again," Manning says.

"The removal of the immigration detainees shows that there are limits to the Trump administration's zero tolerance policy towards asylum seekers and immigrants," says Kendrick. "By just putting people in a medium security prison, which is designed for convicted prisoners, the Department of Homeland Security and BOP were violating the constitutional rights of the immigrants and asylum seekers."

A nazi fuhrer cares nothing for constitutional rights.

"Immigration detainees are held in civil detention, which under the law is supposed to be a higher standard than criminal detention. But that's not always the case. Jorge Baron, executive director of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, says some asylum seekers being held in the federal prison near Seattle told him the treatment in the federal prison was better than the civil detentions' facilities where they had been housed in the past. "This is not to say I saw it as a positive that they were in this prison, but just that how bad our immigration detention system is that folks who end up in a federal prison feel like that's a more human treatment, which gives me serious pause," he says. The fact that, for now, ICE has dramatically reduced its used of federal prisons does little to ease Baron, who says ICE is continuing its efforts to detain people."

Nazi storm troopers.  Raw nazism:

"Now they're ramping up more facilities down on the southern border," he says. "So they may not be using the federal prisons, but they're still detaining an incredibly high number of people throughout the country."

Highly reminiscent of Nazi Germany, circa 1933, when Adolf Hitler became Chancellor.  Worse, then, yet to come.  As so, right here, right now.

Despite all this, the Trump nazi remains achingly clueless, hopelessly out to lunch.  CBS News reports:

"President Trump focused on immigration Friday in Mesa, Ariz., in his second rally in three consecutive days. Mr. Trump was campaigning for Rep. Martha McSally, who is locked in a challenging race with Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema to fill retiring Sen. Jeff Flake's Senate seat. Mr. Trump spent much of the rally talking about undocumented immigrants, resurrecting the phrase "bad hombres" to describe criminals entering the country illegally. He said hospitals and schools were "overrun" with immigrants."

No facts to back up his lies.  A congenital liar:

"The casualties in the Democrats' open border crusades are American families," Mr. Trump said, incorrectly saying that the Democratic Party supports drugs and criminals pouring into the country. He said that a Democratic victory in November would be a "bright flashing sign" to allow drug dealers and criminals to come into the country."

Clearly, this psychotic nazi is growing increasingly unhinged.

Think our Secretary of State isn't losing his mind as well?  NBC News reports:

"Secretary of State Mike Pompeo raised the stakes Sunday night as thousands of Central American migrants headed for the United States marched into Mexico, claiming they were inciting violence under the influence of politically motivated leaders."

Where is your evidence, Mr. Pompeo?  Where?

"On Sunday night, Pompeo — who met with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray Caso — went on the offensive, alleging in a statement that many of the migrants were criminals themselves."

Where is your proof?  Determined to emulate your psychotic lying fuhrer in the Oval Office, Mr. Secretary?

"We also are deeply concerned by the violence provoked by some members of the group, as well as the apparent political motivation of some organizers of the caravan," Pompeo said."

You're talking out your ass, Mr. Pompeo.  Show us the proof.

"As President Trump has stated, consistent with U.S. law, the United States will not allow illegal immigrants to enter or remain in the United States," said Pompeo, who offered no examples of violence instigated by the migrants. The travelers have said they are fleeing unemployment and violence in Honduras."

When or if they reach a legal U.S. border crossing, they have the right to seek asylum.  By U.S. law.

"Trump, who has previously threatened to cut off all aid to Honduras if the caravan isn't stopped, said Sunday on Twitter that the procession was "a disgrace to the Democrat Party," without offering evidence of Democratic involvement."

The president is a congenital liar.

Trump is growing increasingly desperate.  CBS News reports:

"President Trump tweeted Monday morning that the United States will begin slashing foreign aid to Central American countries including Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, after they were "not able to do the job of stopping people from leaving their country" and joining a caravan of thousands headed towards the U.S. Mr. Trump, who has for days now blasted Democrats and the United States' immigration laws over the caravan, also warned, without citing evidence, that "unknown Middle Easterners" and "criminals" are mixed into the caravan of people heading towards the United States' southern border. The president declared on Twitter he has alerted the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the U.S. military "that this is a national" emergency."

The hell it is.  True national emergency?  A psychotic narcissistic nazi fuhrer in the Oval Office.

"Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador were not able to do the job of stopping people from leaving their country and coming illegally to the U.S.," Mr. Trump tweeted Monday. "We will now begin cutting off, or substantially reducing, the massive foreign aid routinely given to them."

Only increase the surge.  Trump is stupid.  Can't, won't be confused with the truth.

"Mr. Trump has for days threatened to cut off aid to the Central American countries if they fail to stop residents from pouring into the United States. The president has also criticized Mexico for failing to stop the crowd.

"Sadly, it looks like Mexico's Police and Military are unable to stop the Caravan heading to the Southern Border of the United States," the president tweeted moments earlier. "Criminals and unknown Middle Easterners are mixed in. I have alerted Border Patrol and Military that this is a National Emergy. Must change laws!"

More psychotic horse shit.

"Mr. Trump has openly described the caravan and border crisis a great issue for Republicans politically ahead of next month's midterms. Mr. Trump has repeatedly claimed the Democrats don't care about security or law and order, particularly when it comes to immigration. The president has threatened to seal off the U.S.-Mexico border entirely, if necessary. Many of the migrants hail from Honduras, fleeing violence, poverty and a lack of jobs."

Pathetic.  Gets worse, more disjointed:

"Every time you see a Caravan, or people illegally coming, or attempting to come, into our Country illegally, think of and blame the Democrats for not giving us the votes to change our pathetic Immigration Laws! Remember the Midterms!" Mr. Trump also tweeted Monday morning. "So unfair to those who come in legally."

No end to the insanity.

... And duplicity. The Washington Post reports:

As we speak, the Democrat Party is openly encouraging millions of illegal aliens to break our laws, violate our borders and overwhelm our nation. That’s what’s happening. The Democrats have launched an assault on the sovereignty of our country, the security of our nation and the safety of every single American.”

No truth to the above.  None of it.  Forget?  Trump is a congenital liar.  While the Democrats have not been worth a crap since November 22, 1963, Trump's assertions are simply not true.  Hyperbolic bullshit.

"A guy comes in, as an example, West Side Highway in Manhattan. That’s where I am. Beautiful park, beautiful highway. This animal is driving a car down, and he decides he’s going to make a right, right into the park where everyone is working out, exercising, running, bicycling. And he knocks everything down, including kills eight people. And badly wounds — you ever notice they never talk about the people that are wounded, where they lose their arms, and their legs, and their lives can never be the same? They never talk. They say eight people died. They don’t talk about the 12 people that lost something so important.

"These are people that are in a park where they go to exercise so they can be in perfect shape. And they go home months later without their legs, without their arms. Because this animal going at a very fast speed just decided he’s going to make a right into the park and run people over.

“So he has 22 people that came in, because he’s here. So he’s here. It’s called chain, a chain, nice name, chain migration. He’s here. His mother comes with him, his father then comes, his uncle, his aunt, his brother, his nephew, his sister, 22 people. No jobs. Just 22 people.”

Highly reminiscent of Adolf Hitler, the Trump nazi seems to revel in the violence.  Uses it to support his national socialist, fascist agenda.  Ferociously pointedly, isn't that precisely what your wife, the First Lady, did for her parents, Mr.'President?'  Your hypocrisy?  Unbecoming, -- even for a nazi fuhrer.

Earlier Trump rhetoric:

“We’ve removed thousands, thousands of them. They came in through the wonderful Obama administration. We removed thousands and thousands of these people. And the towns are liberated. And you see the people, they’re clapping from their window. I’m telling you, it’s like a war. It’s like a war zone.”

Later:

“They’re people. They carve you up with a knife, but they’re people.”

This man is nuts.  Presents an exigent threat to life, liberty, all civil and constitutional rights and liberties.

Cowardly fail to financially and/or materially support those fighting for all civil and constitutional rights and liberties at great personal cost and risk?  Get what you truly deserve.


10-19-18

While the business and church communities stood tall during the recent Kingsland flood catastrophe, there was one glaring exception.  On 10-17-18, the Antlers Coffee Shop closed due to storm-related failure of the Kingsland water system.  Patrons, however, are routinely allowed to get online outside even when the shop is closed.

A long-term coffee shop customer entered the hotel lobby to ask the desk clerk whether wifi was still up and running after the catastrophe.  She said it was and told the patron he could get online inside the closed shop.  She then asked him to have another regular customer who had just arrived outside to come in and get out of the cold as well.

Antlers co-proprietor Rick apparently quickly got wind of both customers, made quite a jackass of himself emulating the petulant narcissist currently occupying the Oval Office.  Aggressive stupidity at a time the Kingsland business community is indeed suffering, can least afford it.  Further proof positive of the old adage 'can fix ignorant, can't fix stupid.'

Why would, why should both customers put up with this?  Think this hasn't happened to others?


10-19-18

Not all police work is routine.  Some of it quite out of the ordinary, but a necessary humanitarian public service, -- especially when it involves loose livestock.  CBS News reports:

"A California police department found an unusual –– but effective –– way to catch a giant pig on the run over the weekend. Officers used a bag of Doritos chips to lure the pig, "the size of a mini horse," back into its gate. On Sunday, the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department responded to a call of a roaming pig and posted pictures and a video of the encounter on social media. "Crime fighting to safely securing a mini horse sized pig, we do it all," the Instagram post read."

Indeed.  Never a dull day.  Certainly, have to expect the unexpected.

"The footage shows one of the officers walking in front of the hefty swine, flashing a Doritos chip, as the pig follows her. Pictures show the animal was receptive to the trick and to the officers' petting."

-- A little kindness and a tasty snack goes a long, long, long way.

"Apparently, it wasn't their first encounter with the mammoth pig. Due to previous calls, responding officers Deputy Ponce and Deputy Berg knew where he lived and took him to his home.  "We were able to put him back and secure the gate," Deputy Ponce said. "It was fun."

... Had it been a loose bull, -- totally different story.


10-19-18

The following is exceptional.  The Florida Governor certainly stepped up.  CBS News reports:

"Florida Gov. Rick Scott has opened up the governor's mansion in Tallahassee to state troopers on their way to areas hit hard by Hurricane Michael. Scott and first lady Ann Scott had dinner on Thursday with 50 troopers and 35 of them slept on cots inside the mansion prior to their deployment. The governor's office said it would continue to use the mansion as a shelter for law enforcement as long as necessary. There are 600 state troopers assisting with the response and recovery in Florida's Panhandle and Big Bend area. "These law enforcement officers are leaving the comfort of their homes and company of their families to deploy for critical hurricane response and recovery missions and we cannot thank all of our law enforcement enough for their service," Scott said in a statement."

Indeed.  Hat's off.

"Scott thanked the Publix supermarket chain for "generously" donating food to feed the troopers during their stay."

Indeed.  Way to go.

"Most of Florida's capital is without power, but the mansion has generators to provide electricity. The residence is located just north of the state Capitol. As of Friday morning, more than 1.4 million utility customers from Florida to Virginia were without power. The death toll from Hurricane Michael, which made landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida, Wednesday, has jumped to at least 13, and authorities expect the number to rise. "

The storm was horrendous.  Tremendous damage.


10-19-18

In contrast to the above, the following is hellacious.  Man's inhumanity to his fellow man.  CBS News reports:

"A cancer survivor says he was brought to tears after a store owner told him to cover his face or leave on Monday. Kirby Evans' daughter wrote a Facebook post about her dad's experience at Forks Pit Stop in Walterboro, South Carolina. Brandy Evans says her dad went into the store to buy something to eat, but before he could grab a seat at a table, the owner "grabbed him by his shirt and pulled him into her office." "She told him 'IF HE WAS GOING TO EAT IN HERE HE WOULD HAVE TO COVER HIS FACE!!,'" Brandy Evans wrote on Facebook. "He left and went home in tears to tell me what happened."

Can't understand why anyone would do this to a fellow human being.  Has to be one hell of a miserable woman.

"Evans says her dad is a cancer survivor and lost his left eye and nose during his battle with the disease. "My father was discriminated against because of the way he looks. He cannot help what the cancer did to him," she wrote. "It hurt deep inside," Kirby Evans told CBS Charleston affiliate WCSC. "I've never been treated like that. Never." Brandy Evans called her dad the strongest man she knows. "It hurt me to see him hurt like this, especially over something he cannot help. My father is also on a fixed income and can not afford the surgeries it would to take to fix... where his nose was," she wrote. She calls out the store manager in the post. "Just so you know ... my father can not cover his face with an eye patch. It rubs the eye socket raw and where his nose was," Evans wrote. "It has to stay open."

Insult to injury?  Get this:

"Brandy Evans said the store owner, Donna Crosby, commented on the Facebook post and said in part, "I in no way tried to hurt your father ... I had no choice! It was running my customers off."

Jesus Christ.

"CBS News reached out to Crosby and has yet to hear back. Her husband told WCSC that she was emotionally upset and can't talk about what happened, but that the store is wrongfully accused."

That so?

    "Hello every one! I wanted to make a quick post about the Forks Pit Stop here in Walterboro, S.C. On 10/8/2018 my...
    Posted by Brandy Evans on Tuesday, October 9, 2018

"Evans' Facebook post went viral and inspired her to create a GoFundMe page for her dad titled "Cancer does not discriminate." It has raised over $7,000 from 281 people in one day. "I'm telling you what, I didn't know there's that many people out there that cared," the cancer survivor said. "But there are. They're out there. Everywhere." Brandy Evans told WCSC that many local residents have rallied around her dad since hearing about the incident. "It's really made me proud to watch everybody rally around him and let him know that he doesn't have to hide his battle scars," she said."


10-19-18

5-25-18

... Hey, Sheriff?  Is it true Llano County Attorney Becky Lange has advised you to stay out of the "Berardi Property Rights Denial-Damage To Pace Arrow-Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764" fiasco?  That right, Bill?  Isn't that obstruction of justice?  Also true your deputies have advised the Bolens to accept the status quo and not force the no-trespassing issue with Greene?  If so, isn't that also obstruction and official oppression?  When will you do your job, Bill?  As an elected official, you answer to the public, forget?  -- No honor?  ... No honor at all?  If the foregoing allegations are indeed true, didn't you swear an oath to uphold the law and Constitution?  Why aren't you doing so?  No guts?

Your deputy has been accused of abusing authority.  What action have you taken other than ignore the complaint?  Why aren't both Rodriguez and the County Attorney under criminal investigation?  The County Attorney appears to be obstructing justice, accepting the word of Greene in lieu of two surveyor companies who strongly assert otherwise.  Both the County Attorney and District Attorney have ignored complaints.  Par for the course in Llano County, isn't it?  Failed to do their jobs.  No surprise there, right, Bill?  Both receiving 'special consideration' up to and/or including a bribe from Greene?  Regardless, clearly, no justice in Nazi Llano County.  Bottom line?  Desperate need for an outside criminal investigation.  Conveniently, forget?  This County is ruled by men, certainly not rule of law and the United States Constitution.

Precisely, why there is desperate need for a new federal agency whose sole function would be to investigate, arrest, charge, and prosecute criminal law enforcement, prosecutors, and judges in a special court whose only mandate would be to adjudicate such cases.  Total independence.  Until that happens, the criminal bastards who falsely believe they run and own this hell hole County will continue to do as they please.

Tim Chorney, Publisher
Liberty In Peril

Some salient quotes occurring later on in this edition vis a vis unfinished business County officials continue to ignore:

... "No foreign power, no terrorist organization, not even the criminal element presents a greater threat to life, liberty, all civil and constitutional rights and liberties than all branches and levels of government, -- including law enforcement.

"Corruption within law enforcement remains an existential threat to life, liberty, all civil and constitutional rights and liberties.  So what else is new?  ... Right, Bill?  Same old duplicitous, aggressively stupid shit occurs right here in Nazi Llano County.  ... Doesn't it, Sheriff?

"Think it'll change any time soon?  Don't hold your breath, readers.  Not how things work in Nazi America, right, Sheriff?  Highly reminiscent of how your goons operate though, isn't it, Bill?  Forget?  'Stupid is as stupid does.'  F--ked up is f--ked up no matter where, no matter how.  Problem throughout all law enforcement.

"Including right here in Nazi Llano County, right, Sheriff?  Too many officers clearly have their heads securely lodged where the sun seldom shines.  Egregious insanity continues to be perpetrated by the criminal jackbooted bastards in blue.  Ongoing issue.  All over our formerly great country.

"Not just in Dallas as in the Guyger case, but all over the nation.  No end to it.  Surprised?  Why?  In today's increasingly national socialist climate anything goes, right, Bill?  Live in a de facto fascist police-state, quickly transitioning to the Trump nazi's Fourth Reich.  Certainly, a problem here in Nazi Llano County, isn't it, Sheriff?  Your goons, however, aren't held accountable when they egregiously f--k up.  Ever.

"Precisely why you refuse to release information on your deputies to the long-suffering public?  That is, employment history, criminal background, results of drug testing, etc..  ... Got to protect your criminal jackbooted thugs preying on the citizenry with virtual impunity, right, sir?

"Equally pointedly, why hasn't Llano County Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764 been held criminally accountable for egregious abuse of power involving denial of property rights to a Kingsland property owner?  To say nothing of consequent resultant physical damage done to a motor home on that property."

... Small sampling of what's to come in this edition.  Read on.


The following email was sent to the District Attorney:

Copyright 2018 Tim Chorney, Publisher, Liberty In Peril

Wiley B. "Sonny" McAfee
District Attorney
33rd and 424th Judicial Districts
Llano, TX 78643

March 9, 2018

Re:  Berardi Property Rights Denial-Damage To Pace Arrow-Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764

Counselor:

The enclosed emails were sent to the Llano County Attorney and Sheriff, respectively, vis a vis the above matter.  Remain unanswered.  The County Attorney appears to be protecting and defending the deputy at behest of Kingsland property owner Johnny Greene.  May have received some consideration from Greene up to and including a bribe.  Are the County Attorney, Greene, and the Deputy under criminal investigation?  If not, why not?

Tim Chorney, Publisher
Liberty In Peril
Formerly,
The Llano Ledger
www.libertyinperil.com
P.O. Box 151
Buchanan Dam, Texas 78609

c. Liberty In Peril

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Copyright 2018 Tim Chorney, Publisher, Liberty In Peril

Rebecca Lange, Llano County Attorney
Llano County Attorney's Office
Llano, Texas 78643

February 9, 2018

Re:  Berardi Property Rights Denial-Damage To Pace Arrow-Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764

Counselor:

As you're well aware, we have an outrageously corrupt, abusive, achingly inept Llano County Sheriff's Office here in Nazi Llano County.  Worse, you and your office aid and abet these SS jackbooted bastards in black.  The issue at the moment is the same it's been the last six months.

How is it two surveyor companies, the Appraisal District, the Tax Office, the Precinct 3 Commissioner, even the goddamned Sheriff himself now states Kingsland resident James Berardi owns the lots in contention all these months?

Yet, you ludicrously assert that's not the County's legal position.  It's not?  Why not?  You claim you're not a real estate expert.  Rather than accept the advice of two surveyor companies, the Precinct 3 Commissioner, the Appraisal District, the Tax Office, and even the Sheriff himself, you've inexplicably chosen to follow the advice of property owner Johnny Greene, -- who conveniently happens to be reportedly in the oil industry.

Question to be asked.  Could you have received any 'consideration' in return, -- up to and including a bribe?  Only way to know for sure is for the District Attorney to conduct a criminal investigation.  Apparently, there has been none.  If not, why not?

Equally pointedly, why hasn't Llano County Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764 been held criminally accountable for egregious abuse of power involving denial of property rights to this Kingsland property owner?  To say nothing of consequent resultant physical damage done to a motor home on that property.

Our achingly useless, worthless, gutless Sheriff has ignored an email vis a vis the damage this jackbooted thug is responsible for.  Interestingly, his fellow officers believe him to be an idiot.  Yet, the Sheriff continued to defend this piece of human excrement until he realized  this entire fiasco would not be swept under the carpet.

Rodriguez is indeed an idiot.  Would you believe this piece of crap ordered the motor home to be moved on to an unmarked unused Llano County road? That motor home has indeed been moved back to where it was parked before Rodriguez forced it to be moved.  Why hasn't the County paid for the cost of moving it back?  To say nothing of the damage.

Equally pointedly, why is it the County has allowed Theresa Ahrens to park and live in her tiny cottage on that very same road?  Why hasn't she been evicted by the County?  Why was she assessed taxes on an adjacent improvement she doesn't own?

Why is it, Counselor, Johnny Greene is paying for the attorney retained by Ms. Ahrens? Is Greene attempting to make this all go away by bribery?  Greene has also informed Berardi he is going to sue.  For what?  Has Greene lost his mind?

What about Wells who installed a $4500 septic system on a lot turns out he does not own as a result of Greene, an outrageously inept County, to say nothing of the Llano County Attorney who remains equally determinedly clueless?

How about Bolen who hasn't a pot to piss in, but was nonetheless f--ked over by Greene to say nothing of an egregiously inept County, to say nothing of you and your goddamned equally incompetent office?

None of this is going away, Counselor, -- any time soon.  Will not be swept under the carpet as all the other crap going on in this hell hole County.  Not a chance.  Expect a full expose in this publication whether or not this outrageous fiasco finally gets resolved.  Including full public exposure of both the Sheriff and his jackbooted thug.

Tim Chorney, Publisher
Liberty In Peril
Formerly,
The Llano Ledger
www.libertyinperil.com
P.O. Box 151
Buchanan Dam, Texas 78609

c. Liberty In Peril

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Copyright 2017 Tim Chorney, Publisher, Liberty In Peril

Bill Blackburn, Sheriff
Llano County Sheriff's Office
2001 N. State Hwy. 16 Suite A
Llano, Texas 78643

August 23, 2017

Re: Damage To Pace Arrow-Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764

Sheriff:

Archive and retain all reports vis a vis damage to the Pace Arrow resulting from egregious abuse of authority perpetrated by Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764, on the Berardi property in Kingsland on 8-16-17.

Tim Chorney, Publisher
Liberty In Peril
Formerly,
The Llano Ledger
www.libertyinperil.com
P.O. Box 151
Buchanan Dam, Texas 78609

c. Liberty In Peril


10-19-18

Wake up, Sheriff. Again, where is dashcam video of the killing of Jeffrey Gray Wise, 52, of Austin by DPS and the Llano County Sheriff's Office?  One hundred thirty weeks, now.  A goddamned disgrace.  Why are you still sitting on this information?  What are you hiding, Sheriff?  What is the identity of the officers who killed Wise?  Too gutless to release this information to the public that pays your salary and that of your goons?  Reportedly, there were three officers involved in the shooting.

Who are they, Sheriff?  Their past history?  An ongoing investigation remains a lame bullshit excuse.  How can you and your goons be trusted when you refuse to disclose information?  One hundred thirty weeks.  Especially, your egregious failure to disclose the identity of the officers who pulled the trigger.  To cover your sorry ass, Sheriff?  Those of your thugs?  The people have a right to know what happened, how it went down.  You don't understand that, Sheriff?  Sadly, clearly, you answer to no one.  Including taxpayers.  Especially, taxpayers.

Until you and your goons come clean, doubt will remain this was indeed a good shoot.  The longer you drag your feet, the greater the doubt.  Think not?  Wake up.  Your credibility has tanked.  Isn't getting any better as this bullshit continues unabated.  One hundred thirty weeks.   Still no identification of the officers involved  ... Can't get your stories straight?  In line?  Discrepancy between LCSO and DPS? Wake up, Sheriff.  The public no longer buys the bullshit.  No longer trusts you.  On this and many, many other issues.  You have no credibility.  Absolutely, none.

Readers, this is but one of about four other highly questionable killings by law enforcement in Llano County in the last decade or so.  There was one within the City of Llano, another in a field near Fuzzy's Corner, Buchanan Dam, yet another in Point Tella, Buchanan Dam, still another in Tow.  If there are any others I may have neglected to mention, kindly email.

It's time the public be fully informed.  -- Know what we're dealing with here and how 'law' 'enforcement' operates in this hell hole County.  If these jackbooted bastards are not reined in, the life lost could be yours courtesy of a law enforcement system that is no longer accountable to anyone.  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?

The Sheriff seems to have no clue the people who pay him and his goons are entitled to know whom is killing whom and why.  This shit always seems to be swept under the carpet.  Ignored.  The attitude of these jackbooted sons of bitches is trust us.  They can't be.  They've lied too many times.  Refuse to be accountable to anyone.  We live in a goddamned fascist police-state where law enforcement does as it pleases. Usually, with impunity.  That has to change.

The Texas Rangers have become rubber stamp to atrocities committed by law enforcement.  This also has to change.  No one is holding law enforcement accountable any longer.  No one.  No one in state or federal government. This is precisely why Ferguson triggered such an uproar.  There was no justice there.  None here.  None anywhere.  Officers are abusive, corrupt, inept.

Falsely ticket and arrest the innocent to line County coffers.  Court fees charged continue to be horrendous.  -- Aren't taxpayers already looted to pay these costs?  Aren't you boys not only double f--king those falsely accused, but taxpayers also hellaciously looted to pay the very same costs?   Yet, the criminal bastards in power in Llano continue to pile on the fees. This is nothing more than goddamned bullshit.  This money finds its way into the pockets of the corrupt, abusive bastards who falsely believe they run and own this hell hole.

Would you believe the last time the Sheriff's Office happened to be 'audited' during the Garrett regime, reportedly, auditors couldn't figure out what went where and why? Yet, surprise, surprise.  Nothing was done.  There has to be transparency.  There is none.  Why would these thieving bastards want any?  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  How else could they so easily steal and loot with virtual impunity?  Worse, this reinforces jackbooted power in this goddamned, godforsaken hell hole County.

The public has a right to know the histories of the Sheriff's goons.  Clearly, the Sheriff doesn't think so.  That is, where they came from.  Why they left where they were.  What is happening here is the Sheriff is using 'personnel matters' as a convenient excuse to deny the public access to the history of outrageously corrupt, abusive, inept officers who are no more than criminals themselves.

He's protecting his outrageously corrupt, abusive, inept jackbooted bastards.  Worse, the standards imposed by sheriff's offices statewide with the exception of metropolitan counties are well below those of DPS and city police departments.  Why?  So the corruption, abuse, ineptness, and outright stealing can continue unabated?  This has to change.  ... Can't have that, can we?  Sheriff?  TL?

The public should understand Llano County authorities have it all sewn up.  Did you know the Texas Attorney General does not have the authority to investigate and prosecute County authorities on his own?  The District Attorney has to call for an investigation by the Texas Rangers.  Then, the State can prosecute if it so chooses.

Consequently?  Guess what?  Nothing will happen.  Nothing ever does.  The goddamned corruption continues unabated until you, the public, pressure authorities.  Precisely, why we all enjoy the 'best' government money can buy. Literally.  Without question, the corrupt, abusive, inept sons of bitches are all bought and paid for.  Firmly clamped to the taxpayer tit.  Dependent on money looted from innocent citizens caught in their web.  Phony fines and court costs cleverly designed to f--k the innocent and enrich the pieces of shit who falsely believe they run and own Llano County. Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?

Interestingly, the former Sheriff and District Attorney were reportedly forced to retire after an outrageous scandal involving a drunk driving police officer from out of town.  Including special treatment of the drunken son of a bitch that no other citizen caught doing the same would have been afforded.  An honest, honorable Llano County Deputy suffered the consequences. Forget?  Great officers do not last in this hell hole County. ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?

With all ongoing abuse in this goddamned County, one thing remains for damned sure.  We're just getting started, Sheriff.  You will continue to be exposed for whom and what you and your corrupt, abusive, inept jackbooted bastards have become, truly are, not what you phonies purport to be, that is, how you continue to f--k over a public you've falsely sworn to protect and defend.  -- Exposure, the only way short of an unwanted dreaded revolution to force desperately needed change in a goddamned fascist police-state. The Fourth Reich.

Have your jackbooted thugs been tested for steroids, Sheriff?  If you've nothing to hide, Bill, release the results of all drug testing.  'Personnel matters?'  Bullshit.  Looted taxpayers have the right to know.  They're footing the bill for all this goddamned corruption, abuse, ineptness. When will you and the boys end the shakedowns?  Looting of the innocent to line County coffers?  No honor at all?

Where are your swastika armbands, you fascist son of a bitch?  You and your thugs remain out of uniform.  Once again, Sheriff, and ad nauseum, did you and/or your goons pressure Schilling to exit the race?  Did you steal the election? If so, an aggressively stupid, achingly gutless public gets what it truly deserves.  One of the most corrupt, abusive, inept 'law' 'enforcement' agencies in our formerly great country.


10-19-18

Have any information, knowledge of, experience with a purportedly non-profit volunteer clean-up group called Looking Forward In Llano County affiliated with the Llano County Attorney's Office?  Email this publication at libertyinperil@protonmail.com to provide information and/or arrange a meeting to discuss this matter.  If requested, your identity will be protected.  The question is quite simple.  Is this group what it claims to be and on the level?


10-19-18

Highly reminiscent of our outrageously bought and paid for judiciary, Llano County prosecutors, Sheriff Bill Blackburn and his criminal SS jackbooted bastards in black who continue to egregiously disgrace themselves and the badge, do as they please regardless of the law and Constitution, carefully consider the following.  It's appalling.  Runs against the grain of everything our formerly great country once stood for.  No longer.

Think law enforcement capable of ever getting it right?  Too much to ask?  CBS News reports:

"Manhattan's district attorney dropped part of the criminal sexual assault case against Harvey Weinstein on Thursday after evidence emerged that a police detective had coached a witness to stay silent about evidence that cast doubt on one of his accuser's accounts. Details emerged after the court unsealed a letter that Manhattan prosecutors wrote to Weinstein's lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, in September."

What are the legal consequences for the 'detective?'  Shit squat?

"The disgraced movie mogul was back in court Thursday. He previously pleaded not guilty to six felony sex crimes, stemming from allegations brought forward by three women. A judge agreed on Thursday to dismiss allegations by Lucia Evans, one of three accusers in the case. Weinstein, who has denied all allegations of non-consensual sex, still faces charges over allegations that he raped an unidentified woman in his hotel room in 2013 and performed a forcible sex act on a different woman in 2006."

Sweet peach of a guy, isn't the son of a bitch?

The following is precisely why these cases are so extremely difficult to prosecute:

"The letter also said prosecutors had recently obtained an email that Evans wrote in 2015 to the man she later married. They say that account differs from the one she provided to investigators. It says the accuser told prosecutors that the inconsistencies may have been caused by a flawed memory.  Assistant District Attorney Joan Illuzzi-Orbon told the judge that prosecutors wouldn't oppose dismissal of the count in the case involving Evans, reports CBS New York. She insisted the rest of the case, involving two other accusers, was strong. "In short, your honor, we are moving full steam ahead," she said."

Think so?  ... Or, is the prosecutor trying to do the best she can with what she has?

"In an expose published in The New Yorker last year, Evans accused Weinstein of forcing her to perform oral sex when they met alone in his office in 2004 to discuss her fledgling acting career. At the time, Evans was a 21-year-old college student. She said she had initially met Weinstein at a restaurant in Manhattan earlier that summer. Prosecutors said in the newly-unsealed letter that they learned weeks ago that a female friend who was with Evans the night she met Weinstein had given a police detective a contradictory account of what happened."

This case is quite convoluted:

"The woman, prosecutors said, told the detective in February that Weinstein had offered them money to flash their breasts during the restaurant encounter. They initially declined but Evans later told her she had gone ahead and exposed herself to the film producer in a hallway."

Aggressive stupidity at its worst.

"The woman also told the detective that sometime after Evans' office meeting with Weinstein, she had suggested what happened was consensual. Weinstein had promised to get her an acting job if she agreed to perform oral sex and she agreed."

Jesus Christ.

"According to the witness, who was not named in the court filing, Evans had been drinking and "appeared to be upset, embarrassed and shaking" when she told the story."

Excuses exceptionally profound aggressive stupidity?

Insult to injury?  Get this:

"Prosecutors said the police detective didn't share any of that information with prosecutors and urged the woman not to reveal details, saying "less is more," and that she had no obligation to cooperate with investigators."

Imagine that.  While the detective was reportedly on her side, did he really think a crafty defense attorney wouldn't turn over every stone in a desperate attempt to protect his wealthy, well-heeled pig of a client?  Here are the consequences of underestimating the wile of Weinstein's shyster:

"Brafman, Weinstein's lawyer,  told the judge he believes Evans lied both to the grand jury and to The New Yorker about her encounter with Weinstein. He also said he believed a police detective had corruptly attempted to influence the case by keeping the witness from testifying about her misstatements. "The integrity of these proceedings has been compromised," he said."

While the detective is apparently on the right side of this case, 'massaging' the truth in an exceptionally convoluted prosecution is not a good idea.  Can certainly have unwanted consequences.

"In a statement released to CBS New York, the New York Police Department said it is "fully confident in the overall case it had pursued against Mr. Weinstein."

Think so?  Got figuratively caught with its pants down.  Prosecutor is apparently doing the best she can under the circumstances.

"The evidence shows that the criminal case against him is strong," the statement said. "The NYPD will continue to assist the prosecution any way it can to ensure justice is achieved for these brave survivors."

Think so?  Certainly, hope so.

Here are the consequences:

"In a statement, a lawyer for Evans said she was disappointed by the DA's decision to "abandon" her. "Let me be clear: the decision to throw away my client's sexual assault charges says nothing about Weinstein's guilt or innocence. Nor does it reflect on Lucia's consistent allegation that she was sexually assaulted with force by Harvey Weinstein," said attorney Carrie Goldberg. "It only speaks volumes about the Manhattan DA's office and its mishandling of my client's case."

Time for law enforcement, prosecutors, and the courts to finally get their shit together.

Coup de grace?

"Weinstein is free on $1 million bail."

The following is far more pointed account of the above.  ABC News reports:

"The criminal case against disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein sustained a blow Thursday when prosecutors with the Manhattan District Attorney’s office dropped one of the charges against him.  Prosecutor Joan Illuzzi-Orbon told the court she would drop count six of the indictment, which involves Lucia Evans, an actress who accused Weinstein of forcing her to perform oral sex on him in 2004. Evans’ lawyer blasted the move, saying in a statement that the DA’s office made the decision to “abandon” her client."

Think so?  Or, did the prosecutor do the best she could with what she had?  You decide.

"Let me be clear: the decision to throw away my client's sexual assault charges says nothing about Weinstein's guilt or innocence. Nor does it reflect on Lucia's consistent allegation that she was sexually assaulted with force by Harvey Weinstein," said attorney Carrie Goldberg. "It only speaks volumes about the Manhattan DA's office and its mishandling of my client's case."

Grows more convoluted:

"Prosecutors said in a Sept. 12 letter to the defense unsealed today that they discovered an account after Weinstein's arrest that could suggest the encounter was consensual. "According to the Witness...the Complainant [Evans] told the Witness that...the Complainant had gone to the defendant's office, where the Defendant told her, in substance, that he would arrange for the Complainant to receive an acting job if she agreed to perform oral sex upon him. According to the Witness, the Complainant told her that she thereupon performed oral sex on the defendant." The letter goes on to say that during this discussion Evans "appeared to be upset, embarrassed and shaking." Weinstein defense attorney Benjamin Brafman accused Evans of committing perjury when she testified to the grand jury. “Sexual assault is a serious crime but falsely accusing someone of sexual assault is also a serious crime,” Brafman said outside court on Thursday."

Good lawyering?  ... Or, grandstanding?  You decide.

"Brafman said prosecutors discovered Evans’ written account about her encounter with Weinstein from a fact-checker with The New Yorker, and said he would subpoena the magazine."

Someone clearly failed to do their homework.  A question of whom:

“When you do your homework after the arrest bad things happen,” Brafman said. In a statement, a spokesperson for The New Yorker said that the magazine stands by their reporting and fact-checking process, adding that "Any assertion by lawyers for Harvey Weinstein that The New Yorker had information that contradicted Lucia Evans’s account is patently incorrect."

Someone's lying.  Any clue?

"Weinstein’s defense team called the case “permanently and irreparably damaged” and Brafman said he would use the development to dismiss the whole case. Prosecutor Joan Illuzzi-Orbon, however, said the rest of the case is “full steam ahead.” “Nothing in the disclosure relating to count six impacts the strength of the remaining case and the remaining counts in the indictment, all five of them, including predatory sexual assault,” she said."

"Evans is one of three women whose allegations form the backbone of the criminal case. The defense said it would also subpoena police interview records after claiming an NYPD detective “may have unfairly tainted these proceedings” when he prepared Evans for her testimony.  The detective has been removed from the case, Brafman said. The NYPD has said it stands by the criminal case against Weinstein but has not directly addressed the alleged conduct of the investigator."

Why not?  What are they waiting for?

CBS News reports:

"The New York City Police Department says it is investigating allegations that a detective improperly coached a witness during the Harvey Weinstein investigation. Lucia Evans claims Weinstein forced her to perform oral sex on him in 2004, but new information revealed on Thursday casts doubt on Evans' story."

Does it ever.

"In response, prosecutors abandoned part of the sexual assault case against Weinstein. Evans was among the first women to publicly accuse Weinstein of sexual assault in the New Yorker last fall. In May, she became one of eventually three women to form the foundation of the criminal case against him. But in a stunning reversal now five months later, Evans' attorney says the district attorney has abandoned her client. Attorney Carrie Goldberg says she has no doubt that when Evans was an aspiring actress in 2004, Weinstein forced her to perform oral sex on him at his Manhattan office. "Why now? I'm baffled," Goldberg told "CBS This Morning: Saturday" co-host Michelle Miller. "She's been steadfast for the last 15 years that she was forcibly sexual assaulted by Harvey Weinstein. There's no writing in existence that refutes that."

Here's the problem:

"But in a letter to the defense unsealed on Thursday, Manhattan prosecutors disclosed that a friend of Evans told an NYPD detective in February that Evans agreed to perform oral sex on Weinstein in exchange for the promise of an "acting job." The detective acknowledges he "failed to inform" the district attorney's office of "important details" of the interview. But Goldberg says Evans' friend changed her story. "It was my client that introduced this third party as a witness…but you have to understand that my client's version of events was corroborated by this woman and then it wasn't until she was questioned with her father lawyer on the phone that suddenly there was an about-face… We have to look at her motives here… this was 15 years ago for this woman also," Goldberg said."

Indeed, especially if you're trying to weasel your way out of a criminal charge.

"After a judge dismissed the charge Thursday, Weinstein emerged from the Manhattan courthouse with his attorney Ben Brafman. "Sexual assault is a serious crime. But falsely accusing someone of sexual assault is also a very serious crime," Brafman said. Goldberg pins the blame on the district attorney. "I really believe that the DA made the mistakes in their failure to investigate evidence and witnesses properly…I mean this has nothing to do with Lucia's claims," Goldberg said."

Think so?  Think not?

"The Manhattan assistant DA says she remains confident in the overall case against Weinstein. The New Yorker stands by its reporting. Weinstein had previously pleaded not guilty to the six sex crimes he's been charged with and has denied all allegations of sexual abuse. He still faces five remaining counts, all of which his attorney is also seeking to have dismissed."

What webs we weave.

Needless to say, this case will be closely followed.  Never, ever, NEVER forget, truth's a moving target.

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10-19-18

Highly reminiscent of our outrageously bought and paid for judiciary, Llano County prosecutors, Sheriff Bill Blackburn and his criminal SS jackbooted bastards in black who continue to egregiously disgrace themselves and the badge, do as they please regardless of the law and Constitution, carefully consider the following.  It's appalling.  Runs against the grain of everything our formerly great country once stood for.  No longer.

No end to the bullshit.  CBS News reports:

"An activist's claims that inmates were being made to wear Nike shirts in their mug shots has the sheriff's office in Union County, Arkansas, on the defensive. Civil rights activist and writer Shaun King posted photos of 12 mug shots featuring inmates wearing the athletic apparel maker's brand, seemingly in reaction to the recent controversial marketing deal between Nike and former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

    "The Sheriff in Union County, Arkansas is putting Nike t-shirts on people they arrest and making them wear them during mugshots.

    "Source says it is to mock Nike and Colin Kaepernick. Disgusting. pic.twitter.com/9z9Nw9hxuF
    — Shaun King (@shaunking) October 11, 2018"

Certainly, quickly got the attention of the sheriff:

"Less than an hour after King, who is also a columnist for The Intercept, posted his allegation and photos on Twitter Wednesday night, the Union County sheriff's office had scrubbed the jail's online roster of all inmate photos, according to the Arkansas Democrat Gazette. As of Thursday, no mug shots were visible on the site."

Imagine that.

"In a statement sent to CBS MoneyWatch, Union County Sheriff Ricky Roberts said that clothing is provided to people who came to jail without "proper attire during the booking process." The intent was not to "demean or disparage" anyone accused of a crime, said the sheriff, who added that he wanted to apologize to anyone offended by the Nike shirts. "We are not, and will not, be influenced by current political and social debates in the media," Roberts said in the statement. "This shirt is not only in use now, but has also been for several months prior. We have taken steps to rectify this issue and insure that this will never happen again."

... Mind telling us, Sheriff, how it happened in the first place?  LOL.

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10-19-18

Highly reminiscent of our outrageously bought and paid for judiciary, Llano County prosecutors, Sheriff Bill Blackburn and his criminal SS jackbooted bastards in black who continue to egregiously disgrace themselves and the badge, do as they please regardless of the law and Constitution, carefully consider the following.  It's appalling.  Runs against the grain of everything our formerly great country once stood for.  No longer.

Think racism isn't alive and well?  CBS News reports:

"A black man in Cobb County, Georgia, says a woman followed and harassed him while he was babysitting two white children. The woman apparently called police after seeing him with the kids."

What the hell was her problem?  Blatant racism?

"The man, Corey Lewis, documented the ordeal on Facebook Live. He doesn't say the ethnicity of the woman, but CBS affiliate WGCL reports she was white."

Imagine that.  Couldn't be, could it?

"I'm being harassed because I'm with 2 kids that do not look like me," Lewis wrote on Facebook."

That a crime in Nazi America?

"He filmed the two kids -- a boy and a girl -- in the back seat of his car. He then flipped the camera on a nearby vehicle. "This lady across the street, she asked to see the little girl that I'm with so she could ask her if she knows who I am," Lewis said in the video. Lewis said the woman was "harassing" him in Walmart."

-- Just doing her civic 'duty' as a 'good' citizen?

"Lewis is a youth development specialist who runs his own organization for providing enrichment to socially challenged youth. His Marietta-based business, Inspired by Lewis, provides group classes and camp programs to teach kids life skills and self-awareness, and to empower youth, according to its website. The boy who was with Lewis is enrolled in Inspired by Lewis. The girl is the boy's older sister, and their parents, David Parker and Dana Mango, told CBS affiliate WGCL that they arranged for Lewis to babysit their kids weeks ago."

Got a problem with this?

"In a second video Lewis posted on Facebook, an officer is seen pulling up in a cop car and talking to Lewis. Lewis explained what happened: "I got two kids I'm babysitting ... [the woman] started talking about 'Are the kids okay?' Why wouldn't they be okay? No one's yelling, no one's screaming, no one's trying to run away." The video shows the officer ask to speak to the kids. "He's babysitting us," the girl told the officer. The officer asked the kids if they were okay and they said yes. Lewis explained his business, Inspired by Lewis, and an unidentified woman walked over to the officer and vouched for Lewis. "This is his life," the woman said, referring to Lewis' business."

No more than goddamned harassment by the bigoted jackbooted bastard in blue.  This jackbooted racist piece of shit wasn't through, however.  Get this:

"The police officer let Lewis and the kids go and later called the kids' parents. Parker and Magno told WGCL they were in disbelief. "I said, 'Are you saying that because there's an African American male driving my two white kids, that he was stopped and pulled over and questioned?' And he said, 'I'm sorry ma'am that's exactly what I'm saying,'" Mango told WGCL."

Racist piece of crap.  This bastard had no probable cause to initiate the stop.

"The parents say this is a case of "BWB" -- babysitting while black. They believe this is the reason the woman called the cops on Lewis. Parker and Mango said they don't believe that the woman was trying to protect their children because they never showed any signs of being in danger. The two videos of the ordeal that Lewis posted on Facebook went viral. He also posted a screenshot of text messages from Mango. "Well the kids just told me they have the most fun ever!" the mother wrote after Lewis dropped off her kids.

    "Can’t make this up!  #InspiredByLewis
    "Posted by Corey Lewis on Sunday, October 7, 2018"

Hear the rumble?

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10-19-18

Highly reminiscent of our outrageously bought and paid for judiciary, Llano County prosecutors, Sheriff Bill Blackburn and his criminal SS jackbooted bastards in black who continue to egregiously disgrace themselves and the badge, do as they please regardless of the law and Constitution, carefully consider the following.  It's appalling.  Runs against the grain of everything our formerly great country once stood for.  No longer.

More of the same.  No end to the injustice.  As an unwanted dreaded second American revolution catastrophically looms.  ... Hear the rumble?  NBC News reports:

"The Chicago Police Board has ignored oversight officials' recommendation and cleared an officer of wrongdoing in the shooting death of a 15-year-old boy during a 2012 foot chase. Last year, the Independent Police Review Authority found Officer Brandon Ternand at fault for shooting Dakota Bright. Bright was unarmed when he was shot in the back of the head, but officers recovered a .22-caliber revolver in a front yard near where the chase began, authorities said."

Did they plant it?

"Ternand told authorities he opened fire when he saw Bright turn his head in the officer's direction and reach for his left side as if he were going to pull a gun."

Think so?  Believe the jackbooted bastard?  Wake up.  Get this:

"In its 5-3 vote late Thursday, the board found Ternand was justified in shooting Bright from about 50 feet away."

Fifty feet from the goon and running the other way.

"Ternand has been suspended without pay since November. The decision means he won't be fired or face discipline for the shooting."

Legalized murder.  No justice.  Nazi America.  Fascist police-state, quickly transitioning to the Trump nazi's Fourth Reich.

ABC News reports:

"The Chicago Police Board has ignored oversight officials' recommendation and cleared an officer of wrongdoing in the shooting death of a 15-year-old boy during a 2012 foot chase. Last year, the Independent Police Review Authority found Officer Brandon Ternand at fault for shooting Dakota Bright."

Bottom line?  Never, ever, NEVER run from the criminal jackbooted bastards in blue.  Grants these criminals carte blanche to murder on the job.  ... Right, Sheriff?  Don't give these Aryan arrogant jackbooted sons of bitches the satisfaction.

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10-19-18

Highly reminiscent of our outrageously bought and paid for judiciary, Llano County prosecutors, Sheriff Bill Blackburn and his criminal SS jackbooted bastards in black who continue to egregiously disgrace themselves and the badge, do as they please regardless of the law and Constitution, carefully consider the following.  It's appalling.  Runs against the grain of everything our formerly great country once stood for.  No longer.

The murder of Eric Garner by the jackbooted bastards in blue has been covered extensively in this publication and elsewhere.  Care to hear the view of his mother, Gwen Carr?  Here is some of it.  NBC News reports:

"Before my son, Eric Garner, was killed by the police, I would not have considered myself a politically active person. Out of a sense of obligation, I voted — but it was just something that I did robotically. Much of the time, I didn't even know who the politicians were before I went to vote, or know anything about what they stood for.

"And, my activism has also given me a way to grieve Eric more openly, and to channel my anger about how he was killed into something productive. It's taught me how to develop a vision of what I would like to see the future look like. And it's given me the ability to educate people with what I've learned. We have to get out there — on the streets, in the voting booths, in our state capitals and in Washington — before some issue affects us. This is what I most want people to know: Don't make an issue like police violence knock on your door before you go out there and try to do something about it. We want to prevent these senseless killings, not just go out there and march about it.

"My pain has purpose now. I'm not only fighting for my son; I'm fighting for others. It's too late for Eric, but we have to fight for the other children, the grandchildren, the children who haven't even been born yet. This world should be a safe place for all of us. What I do now as an activist — an unintended activist, as I call myself — is what I think I will be doing for the rest of my life. It's the job that has to be done and there's a lot of work to do. One or two people can't do it by themselves; we need everyone to do their part.

"As told to THINK editor Megan Carpentier, edited and condensed for clarity."

... So too by this writer in the interest of brevity.

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10-19-18

Highly reminiscent of our outrageously bought and paid for judiciary, Llano County prosecutors, Sheriff Bill Blackburn and his criminal SS jackbooted bastards in black who continue to egregiously disgrace themselves and the badge, do as they please regardless of the law and Constitution, carefully consider the following.  It's appalling.  Runs against the grain of everything our formerly great country once stood for.  No longer.

More of the same.  Aggressive stupidity at its very worst.  ... Hear the rumble?  ABC News reports:

"The Trump administration informed a federal judge in Chicago on Friday that it's seeking to scuttle a plan negotiated between the nation's third-largest city and the state of Illinois that envisions far-reaching reforms of Chicago's 12,000-officer police force under close federal court supervision."

Certainly, can't have that in a goddamned fascist police-state, can we, Mr. Attorney General?

"In a statement announcing the intervention, Attorney General Jeff Sessions blasted the roughly 200-page plan, also known as a consent decree, because of the court oversight. And he offered a full-throated defense of Chicago police, saying they must take the lead in stemming city violence."

They are the cause of at least some of this violence, you clueless national socialist, fascist, nazi son of a bitch.  Wake up.

"There is a misperception that police are the problem and that their failures, their lack of training, and their abuses create crime," Sessions said. "But the truth is the police are the solution to crime, and criminals are the problem."

You're delusional, Mr. Attorney General.  Police are inciting at least some of this violence.  -- Violence the criminal element is responding to in at least some of these cases.  Worse?  The public fears both the criminal jackbooted bastards in blue as well as the criminal element for damned good reason.  Have difficulty distinguishing who's worse.  Wake up.  Your ignorance, Aryan arrogance, unbecoming.  Direct threat to life, liberty, all civil and constitutional rights and liberties.

"An 11-page Justice Department statement of interest — filed with Judge Robert M. Dow Jr., who must grant the proposal final approval — says the reform plan, as it is, would deprive police of flexibility to do their jobs right. And it criticizes criteria in the plan meant to assess police compliance as vague."

They are not, and have not been doing their jobs properly for decades.  At least, since the Democratic Convention of 1968.  A half century of police brutality.  Abuse of authority.  Determined ignorance of all civil and constitutional rights and liberties.  Precisely, why an unwanted dreaded second American revolution catastrophically looms.  Not just in Chicago, but across our formerly great country.

"It asks Dow "to allow state and local officials — and Chicago's brave front-line police officers — to engage in flexible and localized efforts to advance the goal of safe, effective, and constitutional policing in Chicago."

Called bullshit.  No more than a determinedly pernicious, rubber stamp of police brutality.  Abuse of authority.  Presents an exigent threat to life, liberty, all civil and constitutional rights and liberties.

Think the Attorney General isn't a clueless national socialist, fascist?  Consider the following:

"The filing and Sessions' comments came a week after jurors convicted white Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke of second-degree murder for shooting black teen Laquan McDonald 16 times in 2014 as he walked away from police with a knife."

Clearly, the U.S. Attorney General remains determinedly clueless, indifferent to raging violence imposed by the criminal jackbooted bastards in blue.  Stone cold oblivious to the fact no foreign power, no terrorist organization, not even the criminal element presents a greater threat to life, liberty, all civil and constitutional rights and liberties than all levels and branches of nazi government, -- including the criminal jackbooted bastards in blue.  ... Right, Sheriff?

"A video of the shooting, released about a year later, sparked outage nationwide and led to an Obama administration investigation of Chicago police, which was followed months later by a damning report that found widespread police abuses."

Abuses our nazi U.S. Attorney General remains determinedly oblivious to.  Ignorant of.  Then again, can you reasonably expect any better from a racist out of control nazi?

"The Department of Justice Friday simultaneously announced the creation of a "Gun Crimes Prosecution Team" at Chicago's U.S. attorney's office focused on gun crimes. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives will assign five violent-crime coordinators to work with federal prosecutors."

Jesus Christ.  First target of investigation needs to be law enforcement.  Clean up this problem first.  So law enforcement regains some semblance of trustworthiness.  Currently has none, worse, losing ever more ground.

"Responding to the announcements, a spokesman for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Matt McGrath, said the city appreciated the additional resources, "but we don't appreciate efforts ... to impede our public safety reforms or inhibit our efforts to rebuild the bonds of trust between officers and residents."

That's gone.  Across the country.  Will be increasingly difficult to restore under the Trump nazi and his sidekick, the Sessions nazi.

"Illinois Attorney Lisa Madigan — without objection from Emanuel — sued the city last year to ensure any police reforms would be overseen by a judge. That killed a draft plan negotiated with Trump's administration that didn't envision a court role in reforming the department and led to the ultimately successful talks to create the current plan. The reform plan now on the table foresees far stricter rules on the use of force by officers. One provision requires officers to file paperwork each time they point their weapons, even if they don't fire."

All a step in the right direction, although nowhere near enough.

"Sessions again echoed President Donald Trump, who told officers at a convention in Orlando on Monday that a three-year-old agreement between Chicago and the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois to curb stop-and-frisk procedures by police prevented officers from doing their jobs."

More insane horse shit from this achingly clueless, racist Sessions nazi.  Direct violation of the United States Constitution, Bill of Rights.  The abusive, criminal jackbooted bastards in blue have no probable cause to routinely, proactively unconstitutionally stop-and-frisk.  Direct, intentional, determined violation of the Fourth Amendment when there is no probable cause a crime has indeed been committed.  Raw nazism.

"When police are restrained from using lawfully established policies ... when arrests went down, and when their work and character were disrespected, crime surged," Sessions said. "There must never be another consent decree that continues the folly of the ACLU settlement."

The racist Sessions nazi is hopelessly, determinedly insane.  Has deliberately, concertedly violated his oath of office to uphold the United States Constitution, including the Bill of Rights.  Think those arrests did not go down precisely because they were indeed false?  The fact the bastards had no probable cause to make them in the first place?

These policies were not lawfully established.  Remain in direct violation of the Bill of Rights.  Determinedly, perniciously ignored by the racist Sessions nazis and others who think like him.  This line of 'thinking' is precisely why an unwanted dreaded second American revolution catastrophically looms.

The "work and character" of the criminal jackbooted bastards in blue are rightfully disrespected, rightfully ridiculed because they were and are phony.  Sessions is too racist, too nazi, too determinedly, concertedly clueless to be United States Attorney General.  This man presents an exigent threat to life, liberty, all civil and constitutional rights and liberties.  Determinedly so.  Perniciously, so.  Unconstitutionally, so.  Like the Trump nazi, Sessions is a traitor.

"Chicago officials and the ACLU have said those and similar claims by Trump administration officials are exaggerated, get the data on crime in Chicago wrong and misstate the underlying causes of crime."

No question, achingly true.  Determinedly, so.  Forget?  A nazi has no rationality.  No regard for the truth.  No respect for the Constitution, Bill of Rights.  Only in determined abuse of power, traitorous obliteration of all civil and constitutional rights and liberties.

"Karen Sheley, the director of the police practices project at the ACLU of Illinois, said the move Friday by the Trump administration to sink a plan in the works for over a year was "a last-minute political play at the expense of real people in our city."

What it is remains no less than a traitorous, treacherous, treasonous abrogation of the United States Constitution, including the Bill of Rights.  This regime is great evil, highly reminiscent of Nazi Germany, circa 1933, when Adolf Hitler became Chancellor.  Far worse to come then, and now.

"The Trump Administration and Sessions' Department of Justice have never attempted to learn about the problems in Chicago or what reform is necessary," Sheley said in a Friday statement."

Clearly, true.  Moreover, using it as an excuse to obliterate whatever is left of the United States Constitution, Bill of Rights.  This is great, unvarnished evil perpetrated by this racist, nazi United States Attorney General and his fuhrer, the Trump nazi.

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10-19-18

Highly reminiscent of our outrageously bought and paid for judiciary, Llano County prosecutors, Sheriff Bill Blackburn and his criminal SS jackbooted bastards in black who continue to egregiously disgrace themselves and the badge, do as they please regardless of the law and Constitution, carefully consider the following.  It's appalling.  Runs against the grain of everything our formerly great country once stood for.  No longer.

County officials across the country are beginning to step up and oppose the criminal jackbooted bastards in ICE.  NPR reports:

"While the aggressive immigration enforcement policies of the Trump Administration continue nearly unabated at the national level, activists on the left are succeeding on a smaller scale as they convince local governments to end jail contracts with ICE. Their hope is that shutting ICE out from the jails that hold immigrants awaiting deportation and court hearings will pressure the Trump administration to loosen its "zero-tolerance" policy toward undocumented immigrants."

Not a chance.  Our nazi fuhrer and his equally psychotic henchmen will never give up.

"Local officials are yielding to this scaled-down localized version of the #AbolishICE movement in both liberal and conservative areas. In California, local governments in Contra Costa County, Sacramento County and the city of Santa Ana recently pulled out of their contracts with ICE. The same thing happened in Williamson County, Texas, which will no longer hold immigrants come this January, and in Atlanta, where the mayor issued an executive order to stop accepting ICE detainees."

Surprising turn of events in Williamson County, -- which has a well-earned reputation in Texas for being home to a well-entrenched jackbooted bastard in blue mentality.  ... Right, Sheriff?

"The latest success for the movement was in Hudson County, New Jersey."

Another surprising venue which has certainly changed over the years.  Citizens are apparently finally getting tired of this crap.

"When local legislators in diverse and Democratic Hudson County met in July to renew a long-standing contract with the federal government to detain immigrants, they quietly voted on the deal without so much as announcing it beforehand on the meeting agenda."

Unbridled Aryan arrogance of the nazi element in power.

"The resulting firestorm blindsided the all-Democratic board of freeholders, which run the county. A group of local religious leaders sued. Protests outside the Hudson County Jail, which detains nearly 700 immigrants, grew so loud that the jail director said the noise stirred a near riot in an immigrant wing of the facility. Finally, last Thursday the freeholders voted 6-3 to end their multi-million-dollar contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement by 2020."

LOL.  There is hope.  People are tired of this ongoing nazi fiasco.

"We come to you tonight because you do have the power — and it may not be a lot," said Carl Schwartz, one of scores of ICE opponents to speak at the 4 1/2-hour freeholder meeting. "It may be for one county, in one state, over one detention center. But if we can get this thing shut down here in Hudson County we can show what we really stand for in North Jersey."

About time.  A new day.  Certainly, must have the Aryan arrogant, national socialist element shitting in its pants.  LOL.  Doesn't your heart bleed?  Further evidence there is little difference between both major political parties.

"Hudson County has a 43 percent foreign-born population and it's run entirely by Democrats, so it is particularly vulnerable to scrutiny. Opposition is also mounting in the two neighboring counties, Essex and Bergen, which are likewise filling their jails with ICE detainees. Together the three counties hold as many as 2,000 immigrants at a given time and collectively take in about $6 million per month from ICE, a near 50 percent increase from the end of the Obama administration, records show."

Blood money.  These criminal jackbooted bastard in blue assholes seem to have conveniently forgotten our UNDOCUMENTED forebears arrived on this continent centuries ago, STOLE this land from its native inhabitants, then BROKE every goddamned treaty ever signed.

Can't stomach the truth?  Don't like the tone?  Read another publication.

"Activists were arrested earlier this year protesting the ICE contract in Essex County. And in Bergen County, attention turned to how immigrants are forbidden from hugging their visiting relatives after the sheriff who runs the jail resigned in the wake of being caught on tape in a racist rant."

Jesus Christ.  -- Sheriff's true colors for all to behold.  ... A goddamned racist.

"Activists are, however, frustrated that they're not making even more progress. The 2020 contract expiration date that Hudson County freeholders approved last week didn't satisfy a variety of advocates who say immigrants shouldn't be marooned in the jail, where conditions have been described as "inhumane," for at least two more years. They want the contract cancelled immediately, which the freeholders have the power to do."

Here's the problem.  An endangered bottom line is at stake:

"But time is needed, freeholders said, to find ways to make up for the tens of millions of dollars that the county receives annually from ICE. "There's a strong possibility that we'll phase out sooner [than 2020]," said Freeholder Anthony Romano. "So it's not just rhetoric."

Tough shit.  Should have thought about that before inviting the ICE jackbooted bastards in.

"In the meantime, the freeholders gave their support last week to two new oversight boards to improve detainee treatment at the jail. The Hudson County Correctional Facility has been plagued by problems — suicides, poor medical care, bad food. But freeholders were floored when three recently released detainees spoke at the meeting last week to tell of abuse they suffered there, including sexual assault by other ICE inmates."

Law enforcement and the jails at their very 'best.'  Gulags in Nazi America.

"My experience at Hudson was some of the worst of my life in my life," said Leisvel Gonzalez, a 25-year-old from Cuba. "I was a victim of rape." Gonzalez alleged that he reported two incidents of rape to a corrections officer who works with ICE, but nothing happened. He then pointed to the officer, who was in the crowd at the meeting. The officer — a corrections department lieutenant who is the jail's ICE liaison — confirmed that he was indeed told about the incident."

Surprised he didn't lie like hell, Sheriff?  Isn't that what your boys would do, sir?

"The jail director, Ron Edwards, then interjected to say he'd investigate the incidents. He added that he has a zero tolerance policy for assaults."

Crock of shit from another piece of human excrement who has no business being in corrections.

"But there's another wrinkle to the situation for immigrants at the jail, who now make up the majority of inmates. Almost all of them were picked up by ICE in New York, which makes them eligible for pro bono legal representation provided through city and state funds. With detainees moved out of Hudson County, they could be sent far away, without access to their free attorneys. Immigrants without lawyers are far likelier to be deported."

What webs we weave in Nazi America.  ... Right, Sheriff?

"Families and lawyers and their community are here," said Ryan Brewer of The Bronx Defenders, a public defender agency that represents detainees. He said immigrants need to be in proximity to legal resources to "to actually win their cases and remain permanently in the United States, or obtain release on bond."

Can't have that, can we?  Wouldn't want to enforce the Constitution, would we?  Certainly, not in a fascist police-state, quickly transitioning to the Trump nazi's Fourth Reich.

"Others wanted to keep the contract as it is. Democrats in Hudson County had initially argued that the contract is necessary to keep taxes down and avoid layoffs of public workers at the jail. Yvonne Balcer, 70, a lifelong resident of the county seat, Jersey City, scolded the freeholders for shifting their priorities. "Your job is to represent the taxpayers of Hudson County, not to represent a social group!" she said. "And if you don't start putting us first we will start electing those who put us first."

The job of the freeholders is to enforce all civil and constitutional rights and liberties.  For all in this country.  Remove your clueless head from your ass, madam.  Today, undocumented immigrants. Tomorrow, ignorant assholes like you, madam?

No foreign power, no terrorist organization, not even the criminal element presents a greater threat to life, liberty, all civil and constitutional rights and liberties than all branches and levels of government, -- including law enforcement.

Corruption within law enforcement remains an existential threat to life, liberty, all civil and constitutional rights and liberties.  So what else is new?  ... Right, Bill?  Same old duplicitous, aggressively stupid shit occurs right here in Nazi Llano County.  ... Doesn't it, Sheriff?

Think it'll change any time soon?  Don't hold your breath, readers.  Not how things work in Nazi America, right, Sheriff?  Highly reminiscent of how your goons operate though, isn't it, Bill?  Forget?  'Stupid is as stupid does.'  F--ked up is f--ked up no matter where, no matter how.  Problem throughout all law enforcement.

Including right here in Nazi Llano County, right, Sheriff?  Too many officers clearly have their heads securely lodged where the sun seldom shines.  Egregious insanity continues to be perpetrated by the criminal jackbooted bastards in blue.  Ongoing issue.  All over our formerly great country.

Not just in Dallas as in the Guyger case, but all over the nation.  No end to it.  Surprised?  Why?  In today's increasingly national socialist climate anything goes, right, Bill?  Live in a de facto fascist police-state, quickly transitioning to the Trump nazi's Fourth Reich.  Certainly, a problem here in Nazi Llano County, isn't it, Sheriff?  Your goons, however, aren't held accountable when they egregiously f--k up.  Ever.

Precisely why you refuse to release information on your deputies to the long-suffering public?  That is, employment history, criminal background, results of drug testing, etc..  ... Got to protect your criminal jackbooted thugs preying on the citizenry with virtual impunity, right, sir?

Equally pointedly, why hasn't Llano County Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764 been held criminally accountable for egregious abuse of power involving denial of property rights to a Kingsland property owner?  To say nothing of consequent resultant physical damage done to a motor home on that property.

Cowardly fail to financially and/or materially support those fighting for all civil and constitutional rights and liberties at great personal cost and risk?  Get what you truly deserve.


10-12-18

Whenever law enforcement does something heroic, and/or of exceptional benefit to the community, it leads.  Always.  Terrible loss of life.  For no reason.  NPR reports:

"Seven law enforcement officers were shot — one fatally — in Florence, S. C., Wednesday evening, city police and sheriff's officials said. A city spokesman identified him as Officer Terrence Carraway. Deputies on Thursday identified the alleged shooter as 74-year-old Frederick Hopkins, a military veteran who received disability payment. He was also a lawyer who had been disbarred. The shooting occurred just outside Florence, a city two hours north of Charleston. At an emotional press conference, authorities said they didn't have all the details. Major Michael Nunn with the sheriff's office said around 4 p.m., Florence county sheriff's deputies attempted to serve a search warrant at a residence someone inside opened fire on the officers."

Had to have been one hell of an horrendous firefight:

"After the sheriffs were shot, the police department got involved. "The suspect continued to fire on other officers who responded to the scene to render aid to the wounded," Nunn said. "Fire was being shot all over," Florence County Sheriff Kenney Boone said. "The way the suspect was positioned, his view of fire was several hundred yards so he had an advantage and the officers couldn't get to the ones that were down." The standoff lasted approximately two hours. The subject was barricaded in the residence with children, authorities told reporters."

Gutless son of a bitch.

"Police Chief Allen Heidler said that the children were now in a safe place. He added that even would "mark a very horrific day in the annals of the Florence police department." Four police officers and three sheriff deputies were shot, Heidler said. He said the officer who died had been his friend for 30 years and was "the bravest police officer that I have ever known." Chief Deputy Glenn Kirby of the Florence County Sheriff's Office also said that a 20-year-old man in the home was wounded, according to WBTW. Eventually, the wounded officers were evacuated with the help of a bullet-resistant rescue vehicle and taken to nearby hospitals. Authorities later said the search warrant involved an allegation that someone in the residence had sexually assaulted a foster child in the home, The Associate Press reported."

They did arrest the son of a bitch responsible for the shooting:

"Hopkins surrendered after speaking with a negotiator, according to WBTW. He was taken to a hospital for treatment for a head injury and is unable to speak with officers, WIS-TV reported. "The active shooting situation is over and the suspect is in custody," the Florence County Emergency Management department said Wednesday evening on Twitter."

Carnage, unspeakable:

"According to NBC, Kirby told media: Two of the three injured deputies were said to be in critical condition and the third, who was shot in the leg, was in stable condition, he said. Of the three surviving police officers, one suffered a graze wound to his head and was paralyzed on one side, Kirby said. Another officer was in stable condition, and a third, shot in the thumb, was released from the hospital, Kirby said."

Hopefully, they'll recover.

"The Charleston County Sheriff's office said it would be sending deputies to Florence to support the community and law enforcement operations. Hopkins had received charges prior to the incident, the AP reported. On social media, photos and comments showed him to be a marksman who took his children to shooting ranges. "I just love the smell of gunpowder in the mornin's," he reportedly wrote for his 70th birthday."

The slain officer had just received his 30-year service pin.  Needless loss of life.

CBS News reports:

"The shooter has been identified as Fred Hopkins, according to a senior law enforcement official with direct knowledge of the investigation who was not authorized to speak publicly, CBS News' David Begnaud reports. Hopkins, 74, is a disabled Vietnam veteran who has faced several charges in recent years, including a 2014 count of disorderly conduct, The Associated Press reports. Records show he is a disbarred lawyer. The search warrant that was being served at his home was part of a child sexual assault investigation, and the subject of that investigation is 27-year-old Seth Hopkins, who lives there, according to the law enforcement official. Police have been called to the home dozens of times over the years, the official said. Wednesday's violence unfolded in the late afternoon after officials showed up with the search warrant. Five sheriff's deputies were standing in the front yard. As they waited for someone to answer the door, the gunman opened fire. Hopkins, according to the senior law enforcement official, was perched like a sniper. He hit three of the sheriff's deputies. Four Florence, South Carolina, police officers were later shot as they responded to a call for backup."

NBC News reports:

"The man accused of murdering a South Carolina police officer and his son were both charged on Friday in connection to the deadly confrontation, officials said. Fred Hopkins, 74, who has been in custody since Wednesday evening, was charged on Friday with one count of murder and six counts of attempted murder for shooting dead Sgt. Terrence Carraway, 52, and wounding six other police officers, authorities said. Seth Hopkins, the 27-year-old adopted son of shooting suspect Fred Hopkins, was charged with child sexual assault, said Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott, whose agency is leading the investigation of Wednesday’s shooting at the Hopkins family home. Florence County Sheriff’s investigators had arranged to meet with Seth Hopkins that day for an interview when they were “ambushed," Lott said. “These officers were ambushed very quickly. As soon as they got there, the ambush was in place,” Lott said. “These officers did absolutely nothing wrong. I don’t want anybody to think their procedures were incorrect.” When officers arrived at the Hopkins home late Wednesday afternoon, that’s when the elder Hopkins allegedly opened fire on seven Florence County Sheriff’s deputies and city cops, authorities said. The younger Hopkins was wounded in the shooting and remained hospitalized on Friday."


10-12-18

5-25-18

... Hey, Sheriff?  Is it true Llano County Attorney Becky Lange has advised you to stay out of the "Berardi Property Rights Denial-Damage To Pace Arrow-Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764" fiasco?  That right, Bill?  Isn't that obstruction of justice?  Also true your deputies have advised the Bolens to accept the status quo and not force the no-trespassing issue with Greene?  If so, isn't that also obstruction and official oppression?  When will you do your job, Bill?  As an elected official, you answer to the public, forget?  -- No honor?  ... No honor at all?  If the foregoing allegations are indeed true, didn't you swear an oath to uphold the law and Constitution?  Why aren't you doing so?  No guts?

Your deputy has been accused of abusing authority.  What action have you taken other than ignore the complaint?  Why aren't both Rodriguez and the County Attorney under criminal investigation?  The County Attorney appears to be obstructing justice, accepting the word of Greene in lieu of two surveyor companies who strongly assert otherwise.  Both the County Attorney and District Attorney have ignored complaints.  Par for the course in Llano County, isn't it?  Failed to do their jobs.  No surprise there, right, Bill?  Both receiving 'special consideration' up to and/or including a bribe from Greene?  Regardless, clearly, no justice in Nazi Llano County.  Bottom line?  Desperate need for an outside criminal investigation.  Conveniently, forget?  This County is ruled by men, certainly not rule of law and the United States Constitution.

Precisely, why there is desperate need for a new federal agency whose sole function would be to investigate, arrest, charge, and prosecute criminal law enforcement, prosecutors, and judges in a special court whose only mandate would be to adjudicate such cases.  Total independence.  Until that happens, the criminal bastards who falsely believe they run and own this hell hole County will continue to do as they please.

Tim Chorney, Publisher
Liberty In Peril

Some salient quotes occurring later on in this edition vis a vis unfinished business County officials continue to ignore:

... "No foreign power, no terrorist organization, not even the criminal element presents a greater threat to life, liberty, all civil and constitutional rights and liberties than all branches and levels of government, -- including law enforcement.

"Corruption within law enforcement remains an existential threat to life, liberty, all civil and constitutional rights and liberties.  So what else is new?  ... Right, Bill?  Same old duplicitous, aggressively stupid shit occurs right here in Nazi Llano County.  ... Doesn't it, Sheriff?

"Think it'll change any time soon?  Don't hold your breath, readers.  Not how things work in Nazi America, right, Sheriff?  Highly reminiscent of how your goons operate though, isn't it, Bill?  Forget?  'Stupid is as stupid does.'  F--ked up is f--ked up no matter where, no matter how.  Problem throughout all law enforcement.

"Including right here in Nazi Llano County, right, Sheriff?  Too many officers clearly have their heads securely lodged where the sun seldom shines.  Egregious insanity continues to be perpetrated by the criminal jackbooted bastards in blue.  Ongoing issue.  All over our formerly great country.

"Not just in Dallas as in the Guyger case, but all over the nation.  No end to it.  Surprised?  Why?  In today's increasingly national socialist climate anything goes, right, Bill?  Live in a de facto fascist police-state, quickly transitioning to the Trump nazi's Fourth Reich.  Certainly, a problem here in Nazi Llano County, isn't it, Sheriff?  Your goons, however, aren't held accountable when they egregiously f--k up.  Ever.

"Precisely why you refuse to release information on your deputies to the long-suffering public?  That is, employment history, criminal background, results of drug testing, etc..  ... Got to protect your criminal jackbooted thugs preying on the citizenry with virtual impunity, right, sir?

"Equally pointedly, why hasn't Llano County Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764 been held criminally accountable for egregious abuse of power involving denial of property rights to a Kingsland property owner?  To say nothing of consequent resultant physical damage done to a motor home on that property."

... Small sampling of what's to come in this edition.  Read on.


The following email was sent to the District Attorney:

Copyright 2018 Tim Chorney, Publisher, Liberty In Peril

Wiley B. "Sonny" McAfee
District Attorney
33rd and 424th Judicial Districts
Llano, TX 78643

March 9, 2018

Re:  Berardi Property Rights Denial-Damage To Pace Arrow-Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764

Counselor:

The enclosed emails were sent to the Llano County Attorney and Sheriff, respectively, vis a vis the above matter.  Remain unanswered.  The County Attorney appears to be protecting and defending the deputy at behest of Kingsland property owner Johnny Greene.  May have received some consideration from Greene up to and including a bribe.  Are the County Attorney, Greene, and the Deputy under criminal investigation?  If not, why not?

Tim Chorney, Publisher
Liberty In Peril
Formerly,
The Llano Ledger
www.libertyinperil.com
P.O. Box 151
Buchanan Dam, Texas 78609

c. Liberty In Peril

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Copyright 2018 Tim Chorney, Publisher, Liberty In Peril

Rebecca Lange, Llano County Attorney
Llano County Attorney's Office
Llano, Texas 78643

February 9, 2018

Re:  Berardi Property Rights Denial-Damage To Pace Arrow-Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764

Counselor:

As you're well aware, we have an outrageously corrupt, abusive, achingly inept Llano County Sheriff's Office here in Nazi Llano County.  Worse, you and your office aid and abet these SS jackbooted bastards in black.  The issue at the moment is the same it's been the last six months.

How is it two surveyor companies, the Appraisal District, the Tax Office, the Precinct 3 Commissioner, even the goddamned Sheriff himself now states Kingsland resident James Berardi owns the lots in contention all these months?

Yet, you ludicrously assert that's not the County's legal position.  It's not?  Why not?  You claim you're not a real estate expert.  Rather than accept the advice of two surveyor companies, the Precinct 3 Commissioner, the Appraisal District, the Tax Office, and even the Sheriff himself, you've inexplicably chosen to follow the advice of property owner Johnny Greene, -- who conveniently happens to be reportedly in the oil industry.

Question to be asked.  Could you have received any 'consideration' in return, -- up to and including a bribe?  Only way to know for sure is for the District Attorney to conduct a criminal investigation.  Apparently, there has been none.  If not, why not?

Equally pointedly, why hasn't Llano County Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764 been held criminally accountable for egregious abuse of power involving denial of property rights to this Kingsland property owner?  To say nothing of consequent resultant physical damage done to a motor home on that property.

Our achingly useless, worthless, gutless Sheriff has ignored an email vis a vis the damage this jackbooted thug is responsible for.  Interestingly, his fellow officers believe him to be an idiot.  Yet, the Sheriff continued to defend this piece of human excrement until he realized  this entire fiasco would not be swept under the carpet.

Rodriguez is indeed an idiot.  Would you believe this piece of crap ordered the motor home to be moved on to an unmarked unused Llano County road? That motor home has indeed been moved back to where it was parked before Rodriguez forced it to be moved.  Why hasn't the County paid for the cost of moving it back?  To say nothing of the damage.

Equally pointedly, why is it the County has allowed Theresa Ahrens to park and live in her tiny cottage on that very same road?  Why hasn't she been evicted by the County?  Why was she assessed taxes on an adjacent improvement she doesn't own?

Why is it, Counselor, Johnny Greene is paying for the attorney retained by Ms. Ahrens?  Is Greene attempting to make this all go away by bribery?  Greene has also informed Berardi he is going to sue.  For what?  Has Greene lost his mind?

What about Wells who installed a $4500 septic system on a lot turns out he does not own as a result of Greene, an outrageously inept County, to say nothing of the Llano County Attorney who remains equally determinedly clueless?

How about Bolen who hasn't a pot to piss in, but was nonetheless f--ked over by Greene to say nothing of an egregiously inept County, to say nothing of you and your goddamned equally incompetent office?

None of this is going away, Counselor, -- any time soon.  Will not be swept under the carpet as all the other crap going on in this hell hole County.  Not a chance.  Expect a full expose in this publication whether or not this outrageous fiasco finally gets resolved.  Including full public exposure of both the Sheriff and his jackbooted thug.

Tim Chorney, Publisher
Liberty In Peril
Formerly,
The Llano Ledger
www.libertyinperil.com
P.O. Box 151
Buchanan Dam, Texas 78609

c. Liberty In Peril

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Copyright 2017 Tim Chorney, Publisher, Liberty In Peril

Bill Blackburn, Sheriff
Llano County Sheriff's Office
2001 N. State Hwy. 16 Suite A
Llano, Texas 78643

August 23, 2017

Re: Damage To Pace Arrow-Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764

Sheriff:

Archive and retain all reports vis a vis damage to the Pace Arrow resulting from egregious abuse of authority perpetrated by Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764, on the Berardi property in Kingsland on 8-16-17.

Tim Chorney, Publisher
Liberty In Peril
Formerly,
The Llano Ledger
www.libertyinperil.com
P.O. Box 151
Buchanan Dam, Texas 78609

c. Liberty In Peril


10-12-18

Wake up, Sheriff. Again, where is dashcam video of the killing of Jeffrey Gray Wise, 52, of Austin by DPS and the Llano County Sheriff's Office?  One hundred twenty nine weeks, now.  A goddamned disgrace.  Why are you still sitting on this information?  What are you hiding, Sheriff?  What is the identity of the officers who killed Wise?  Too gutless to release this information to the public that pays your salary and that of your goons?  Reportedly, there were three officers involved in the shooting.

Who are they, Sheriff?  Their past history?  An ongoing investigation remains a lame bullshit excuse.  How can you and your goons be trusted when you refuse to disclose information?  One hundred twenty nine weeks.  Especially, your egregious failure to disclose the identity of the officers who pulled the trigger.  To cover your sorry ass, Sheriff?  Those of your thugs?  The people have a right to know what happened, how it went down.  You don't understand that, Sheriff?  Sadly, clearly, you answer to no one.  Including taxpayers.  Especially, taxpayers.

Until you and your goons come clean, doubt will remain this was indeed a good shoot.  The longer you drag your feet, the greater the doubt.  Think not?  Wake up.  Your credibility has tanked.  Isn't getting any better as this bullshit continues unabated.  One hundred twenty nine weeks.   Still no identification of the officers involved  ... Can't get your stories straight?  In line?  Discrepancy between LCSO and DPS? Wake up, Sheriff.  The public no longer buys the bullshit.  No longer trusts you.  On this and many, many other issues.  You have no credibility.  Absolutely, none.

Readers, this is but one of about four other highly questionable killings by law enforcement in Llano County in the last decade or so.  There was one within the City of Llano, another in a field near Fuzzy's Corner, Buchanan Dam, yet another in Point Tella, Buchanan Dam, still another in Tow.  If there are any others I may have neglected to mention, kindly email.

It's time the public be fully informed.  -- Know what we're dealing with here and how 'law' 'enforcement' operates in this hell hole County.  If these jackbooted bastards are not reined in, the life lost could be yours courtesy of a law enforcement system that is no longer accountable to anyone.  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?

The Sheriff seems to have no clue the people who pay him and his goons are entitled to know whom is killing whom and why.  This shit always seems to be swept under the carpet.  Ignored.  The attitude of these jackbooted sons of bitches is trust us.  They can't be.  They've lied too many times.  Refuse to be accountable to anyone.  We live in a goddamned fascist police-state where law enforcement does as it pleases. Usually, with impunity.  That has to change.

The Texas Rangers have become rubber stamp to atrocities committed by law enforcement.  This also has to change.  No one is holding law enforcement accountable any longer.  No one.  No one in state or federal government. This is precisely why Ferguson triggered such an uproar.  There was no justice there.  None here.  None anywhere.  Officers are abusive, corrupt, inept.

Falsely ticket and arrest the innocent to line County coffers.  Court fees charged continue to be horrendous.  -- Aren't taxpayers already looted to pay these costs?  Aren't you boys not only double f--king those falsely accused, but taxpayers also hellaciously looted to pay the very same costs?   Yet, the criminal bastards in power in Llano continue to pile on the fees. This is nothing more than goddamned bullshit.  This money finds its way into the pockets of the corrupt, abusive bastards who falsely believe they run and own this hell hole.

Would you believe the last time the Sheriff's Office happened to be 'audited' during the Garrett regime, reportedly, auditors couldn't figure out what went where and why? Yet, surprise, surprise.  Nothing was done.  There has to be transparency.  There is none.  Why would these thieving bastards want any?  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  How else could they so easily steal and loot with virtual impunity?  Worse, this reinforces jackbooted power in this goddamned, godforsaken hell hole County.

The public has a right to know the histories of the Sheriff's goons.  Clearly, the Sheriff doesn't think so.  That is, where they came from.  Why they left where they were.  What is happening here is the Sheriff is using 'personnel matters' as a convenient excuse to deny the public access to the history of outrageously corrupt, abusive, inept officers who are no more than criminals themselves.

He's protecting his outrageously corrupt, abusive, inept jackbooted bastards.  Worse, the standards imposed by sheriff's offices statewide with the exception of metropolitan counties are well below those of DPS and city police departments.  Why?  So the corruption, abuse, ineptness, and outright stealing can continue unabated?  This has to change.  ... Can't have that, can we?  Sheriff?  TL?

The public should understand Llano County authorities have it all sewn up.  Did you know the Texas Attorney General does not have the authority to investigate and prosecute County authorities on his own?  The District Attorney has to call for an investigation by the Texas Rangers.  Then, the State can prosecute if it so chooses.

Consequently?  Guess what?  Nothing will happen.  Nothing ever does.  The goddamned corruption continues unabated until you, the public, pressure authorities.  Precisely, why we all enjoy the 'best' government money can buy. Literally.  Without question, the corrupt, abusive, inept sons of bitches are all bought and paid for.  Firmly clamped to the taxpayer tit.  Dependent on money looted from innocent citizens caught in their web.  Phony fines and court costs cleverly designed to f--k the innocent and enrich the pieces of shit who falsely believe they run and own Llano County. Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?

Interestingly, the former Sheriff and District Attorney were reportedly forced to retire after an outrageous scandal involving a drunk driving police officer from out of town.  Including special treatment of the drunken son of a bitch that no other citizen caught doing the same would have been afforded.  An honest, honorable Llano County Deputy suffered the consequences. Forget?  Great officers do not last in this hell hole County. ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?

With all ongoing abuse in this goddamned County, one thing remains for damned sure.  We're just getting started, Sheriff.  You will continue to be exposed for whom and what you and your corrupt, abusive, inept jackbooted bastards have become, truly are, not what you phonies purport to be, that is, how you continue to f--k over a public you've falsely sworn to protect and defend.  -- Exposure, the only way short of an unwanted dreaded revolution to force desperately needed change in a goddamned fascist police-state. The Fourth Reich.

Have your jackbooted thugs been tested for steroids, Sheriff?  If you've nothing to hide, Bill, release the results of all drug testing.  'Personnel matters?'  Bullshit.  Looted taxpayers have the right to know.  They're footing the bill for all this goddamned corruption, abuse, ineptness. When will you and the boys end the shakedowns?  Looting of the innocent to line County coffers?  No honor at all?

Where are your swastika armbands, you fascist son of a bitch?  You and your thugs remain out of uniform.  Once again, Sheriff, and ad nauseum, did you and/or your goons pressure Schilling to exit the race?  Did you steal the election? If so, an aggressively stupid, achingly gutless public gets what it truly deserves.  One of the most corrupt, abusive, inept 'law' 'enforcement' agencies in our formerly great country.


10-12-18

Have any information, knowledge of, experience with a purportedly non-profit volunteer clean-up group called Looking Forward In Llano County affiliated with the Llano County Attorney's Office?  Email this publication at libertyinperil@protonmail.com to provide information and/or arrange a meeting to discuss this matter.  If requested, your identity will be protected.  The question is quite simple.  Is this group what it claims to be and on the level?


10-12-18

Highly reminiscent of our outrageously bought and paid for judiciary, Llano County prosecutors, Sheriff Bill Blackburn and his criminal SS jackbooted bastards in black who continue to egregiously disgrace themselves and the badge, do as they please regardless of the law and Constitution, carefully consider the following.  It's appalling.  Runs against the grain of everything our formerly great country once stood for.  No longer.

Unbridled duplicity.  Out of control law enforcement.  NBC News reports:

"In the summer of 2015, as Memphis exploded with protests over the police killing of a 19-year-old man, activists began hearing on Facebook from someone called Bob Smith. The name was generic, and so was his profile picture: a Guy Fawkes mask, the symbol of anti-government dissent. Smith acted as if he supported the protesters, and, slowly, they let him into their online community. Over the next three years, dozens of them accepted his friend requests, allowing him to observe private discussions over marches, rallies and demonstrations. In public postings and private messages he described himself as a far-left Democrat, a “fellow protester” and a “man of color.”

Jackbooted lying bastard in blue.

"But Smith was not real. He was the creation of a white detective in the Memphis Police Department’s Office of Homeland Security whose job was to keep tabs on local activists across the spectrum, from Black Lives Matter to Confederate sympathizers."

Nazi America.  De facto fascist police-state, quickly transitioning to the Trump nazi's Fourth Reich.

"The detective, Tim Reynolds, outed himself in August under questioning by the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee, which sued the police department for allegedly violating a 1978 agreement that prohibited police from conducting surveillance of lawful protests. The revelation validated many activists’ distrust of local authorities. It also provided a rare look into the ways American law enforcement operates online, taking advantage of a loosely regulated social media landscape — and citizens’ casual relinquishing of their privacy — to expand monitoring of the public."

A jackbooted bastard in blue cannot be trusted.  How do you know he or she is lying?  Lips move.  Hat's off to the American Civil Liberties Union for exposing precisely whom and what this piece of shit truly is.  Congenital liars rubber stamped by the judiciary.

"Police officers around the country, in departments large and small, working for federal, state and local agencies, use undercover Facebook accounts to watch protesters, track gang members, lure child predators and snare thieves, according to court records, police trainers and officers themselves."

Legalized entrapment.  These jackbooted bastards present an exigent threat to life, liberty, all civil and constitutional rights and liberties.  Insidious, systemic cancer.

"Some maintain several of these accounts at a time. The tactic violates Facebook’s terms of use, and the company says it disables fake accounts whenever it discovers them. But that is about all it can do: Fake accounts are not against the law, and the information gleaned by the police can be used as evidence in criminal and civil cases. Investigators know this, which is why the accounts continue to flourish."

Clearly, these jackbooted fascist bastards cannot be trusted.  Don't tell the truth.  Lie like hell with impunity.

"The proliferation of fake Facebook accounts and other means of social media monitoring - including the use of software to crunch data about people’s online activity - illustrates a policing “revolution” that has allowed authorities to not only track people but also map out their networks, said Rachel Levinson-Waldman, senior counsel at New York University School of Law’s Brennan Center for Justice."

An exigent threat to liberty by the criminal jackbooted bastards in blue.

"She is among many scholars who worry that expanded social media surveillance could make people less likely to engage in online activities protected by the First Amendment, from sharing their opinions to organizing protests of the government. But there are few laws governing this kind of monitoring. Few courts have taken up the issue. And most police departments don’t have policies on how officers can use social media for investigations, according to Levinson-Waldman’s research. “It’s pretty open territory,” she said."

The United States Constitution is abundantly clear.  The criminal jackbooted bastards in blue and their shills on the bench have bastardized the Bill of Rights.  Traitors.  Think not?  Wake up:

"Judges in New Jersey and Delaware have upheld investigators’ use of fake social media profiles. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Cincinnati Police Department and the Chicago Police Department have publicly boasted of using undercover Facebook accounts in cases against accused child predators, gangs and gun traffickers. Following an outcry after a Drug Enforcement Administration agent created a fake Facebook account in a suspect’s name to catch members of a drug ring, the Department of Justice promised in 2014 to review the agency’s policies - but the department did not respond to multiple requests to say what has changed."

What this is remains no more than legalized entrapment.  Nazi justice.  Nazi America.

"Several law enforcement agencies, including the New York Police Department, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Indiana Intelligence Fusion Center, have policies that explicitly allow the creation of fake profiles, with some conditions - including obtaining prior approval from a superior and limiting interactions with targets."

Symbolism over substance.  These out of control bastards are an exigent threat to life, liberty.  Continually abrogate their oaths of office to uphold the United States Constitution.  Traitors.

"The only reprisals come from Facebook itself, which says it strictly enforces its ban on users pretending to be someone they’re not. Every day, it says, the company’s “detection technology” blocks millions of attempts to create fake accounts - and detects millions more within minutes of creation. But Facebook won’t say how often it has taken action against a law enforcement agency for using fake accounts, only that it has done so “many times.”  Despite this, police agencies have been able to keep undercover accounts for years without Facebook discovering them."

No foreign power, no terrorist organization, not even the criminal element presents a greater threat to life, liberty, all civil and constitutional rights and liberties than all branches and levels of government, -- including law enforcement.

Corruption within law enforcement remains an existential threat to life, liberty, all civil and constitutional rights and liberties.  So what else is new?  ... Right, Bill?  Same old duplicitous, aggressively stupid shit occurs right here in Nazi Llano County.  ... Doesn't it, Sheriff?

Think it'll change any time soon?  Don't hold your breath, readers.  Not how things work in Nazi America, right, Sheriff?  Highly reminiscent of how your goons operate though, isn't it, Bill?  Forget?  'Stupid is as stupid does.'  F--ked up is f--ked up no matter where, no matter how.  Problem throughout all law enforcement.

Including right here in Nazi Llano County, right, Sheriff?  Too many officers clearly have their heads securely lodged where the sun seldom shines.  Egregious insanity continues to be perpetrated by the criminal jackbooted bastards in blue.  Ongoing issue.  All over our formerly great country.

Not just in Dallas as in the Guyger case, but all over the nation.  No end to it.  Surprised?  Why?  In today's increasingly national socialist climate anything goes, right, Bill?  Live in a de facto fascist police-state, quickly transitioning to the Trump nazi's Fourth Reich.  Certainly, a problem here in Nazi Llano County, isn't it, Sheriff?  Your goons, however, aren't held accountable when they egregiously f--k up.  Ever.

Precisely why you refuse to release information on your deputies to the long-suffering public?  That is, employment history, criminal background, results of drug testing, etc..  ... Got to protect your criminal jackbooted thugs preying on the citizenry with virtual impunity, right, sir?

Equally pointedly, why hasn't Llano County Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764 been held criminally accountable for egregious abuse of power involving denial of property rights to a Kingsland property owner?  To say nothing of consequent resultant physical damage done to a motor home on that property.

Cowardly fail to financially and/or materially support those fighting for all civil and constitutional rights and liberties at great personal cost and risk?  Get what you truly deserve.


10-12-18

Highly reminiscent of our outrageously bought and paid for judiciary, Llano County prosecutors, Sheriff Bill Blackburn and his criminal SS jackbooted bastards in black who continue to egregiously disgrace themselves and the badge, do as they please regardless of the law and Constitution, carefully consider the following.  It's appalling.  Runs against the grain of everything our formerly great country once stood for.  No longer.

Finally, some semblance of justice.  NPR reports:

"White Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke has been found guilty of second-degree murder in the shooting death of black teenager Laquan McDonald. It took the jury of eight women and four men about eight hours to reach a verdict. It's the first time in decades that a Chicago police officer has been convicted of murder for an on-duty death. Jurors also found Van Dyke guilty of 16 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm. He was acquitted on one count of official misconduct. It's unclear how much time Van Dyke will serve in prison. The judge in the case will sentence Van Dyke at a later date."

Here's the problem:

"Van Dyke was charged with first-degree murder, but the judge had told jurors on Thursday that the second-degree charge was also available. To find Van Dyke guilty of second-degree murder, the jury had to believe prosecutors made their case for first-degree murder, but they had to find that Van Dyke believed his life was in danger and that his belief was unreasonable."

That's horse shit.  Not reasonable.  His fellow officers did NOT pull the trigger.  Did not fire 16 rounds into a kid who was walking away from him.  Blatant murder.

"Van Dyke, dressed in a dark suit and wearing a gray tie, was expressionless as the verdict was read shortly before 2 p.m. He was denied bail and taken into custody after the hearing."

Not good enough.  Nowhere near.  Get this:

"Van Dyke's lawyer, Dan Herbert, expressed relief that his client was not found guilty on first-degree murder, which carries a sentence of 20 years to life imprisonment. "We're extremely pleased that Jason Van Dyke and his family, they have their life back," Herbert told reporters after the hearing. "They were looking at very dire circumstances."

No equal justice.  Had it been a civilian killing an officer, would have been convicted of first degree murder.  In Nazi Texas, kill a cop even in self defense, guess what?  Get convicted of capital murder and executed after all appeals are exhausted.

Cowardly fail to financially and/or materially support those fighting for all civil and constitutional rights and liberties at great personal cost and risk?  Get what you truly deserve.


10-12-18

Highly reminiscent of our outrageously bought and paid for judiciary, Llano County prosecutors, Sheriff Bill Blackburn and his criminal SS jackbooted bastards in black who continue to egregiously disgrace themselves and the badge, do as they please regardless of the law and Constitution, carefully consider the following.  It's appalling.  Runs against the grain of everything our formerly great country once stood for.  No longer.

Use of force has yet to be defined universally.  This must change.  Hear the rumble?  CNN reports:

"There's "no single, universally agreed-upon definition of use of force," according to the National Institute of Justice, a research branch of the Justice Department. So it's left to each of the nearly 18,000 police agencies in the United States to make their own policies on the matter -- if they choose to address it at all. "To an extent, the local departments do whatever the hell they want," said Seth W. Stoughton, assistant professor of law at the University of South Carolina School of Law."

That's the problem.  This needs to be settled.  Then, updated as needed.  Too many innocent unarmed civilians are being murdered by the criminal jackbooted bastards in blue.  Again?  ... Hear the rumble?

"They take their cue from what the Justice Department calls a use-of-force continuum -- an escalating series of actions officers could take to resolve a situation. These actions include officer presence, verbal warnings (yelling "stop"), unarmed control (grabs and holds), less lethal weapons (chemical sprays and batons) and, ultimately, lethal force."

Too fuzzy.  Imprecise.  Gives the criminal jackbooted bastards in blue far too much discretion leading to needless murders of innocent, unarmed civilians.  ... Right, Sheriff?

"The key, police and activists say, is trying to keep a confrontation from escalating. And officers -- who operate in high-stress environments -- should avoid making split-second decisions on force whenever possible, said Geoffrey Alpert, a criminology and criminal justice professor at the University of South Carolina. "That's the point of training," Alpert said. "You want to try to calm things down in an encounter."

The problem remains police are not doing this on a consistent basis.  Embrace a 'shoot first, ask questions later' police mentality.  Abusive, pro-active policing.

"Experts cite a couple of US Supreme Court decisions, including the landmark Graham v. Connor ruling in 1989, as setting the standard for using force. Justices said using force is acceptable if it is "objectively reasonable" -- in other words, if another officer in similar circumstances would have acted the same way."

Faulty, non-reasoning.  End result of such aggressively stupid non-reasoning:  So if the majority of jackbooted bastards embrace a 'shoot first, ask questions later' mentality makes such behavior justifiable?

"Force crosses into the excessive category when there is no threat to an officer, according to Clarence E. Cox III, former national president of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives."

Who the hell is the person ultimately responsible for making such judgment?  The criminal jackbooted bastard making this judgment before emptying his clip into an unarmed innocent civilian?

Cowardly fail to financially and/or materially support those fighting for all civil and constitutional rights and liberties at great personal cost and risk?  Get what you truly deserve.


10-12-18

Highly reminiscent of our outrageously bought and paid for judiciary, Llano County prosecutors, Sheriff Bill Blackburn and his criminal SS jackbooted bastards in black who continue to egregiously disgrace themselves and the badge, do as they please regardless of the law and Constitution, carefully consider the following.  It's appalling.  Runs against the grain of everything our formerly great country once stood for.  No longer.

Delusionally believe drug prohibition hasn't corrupted every goddamned law enforcement agency in the United States to at least some extent?  Wake up.  Prohibition of alcohol gave us the Mafia.  Think drug prohibition hasn't done far more damage?  Use drugs?  You're hopelessly, achingly stupid.  Either way, society loses.  Think we'll ever smarten up?  The following story is appalling.  ABC News reports:

"Authorities say a police officer from a small town in the Florida Panhandle faces charges he sold opioids out of his squad car while in uniform."

Jesus Christ.  This piece of human excrement swore an oath to uphold the Constitution and rule of law.  Clearly, meant squat shit to this individual.

"The Florida Department of Law Enforcement said Saturday agents arrested Officer Dwayne White at the Bonifay Police Department. The FDLE says it began an investigation last month at the request of the Holmes County Sheriff's Office. Agents say they made a controlled purchase of opioid tablets from White, who was selling the drugs out of his marked patrol car while in uniform."

Jesus Christ.  How can the public have any faith or trust in these duplicitous pieces of shit?

"Agents also say he used his personal cell phone for sales."

'Convenient,' wasn't it?

"White is charged with selling a controlled substance and unlawful use of a two-way communications device. Online records show he was being held in jail and couldn't be reached for comment."

This is a time law enforcement cannot afford an additional black eye.  We can't live without law enforcement.  Sadly, we can no longer live with it.  ... One reason precisely why an unwanted dreaded second American revolution catastrophically looms.  ... Hear the rumble?

Drug prohibition should be strictly enforced and limited to those underaged.  We already have sufficient laws on the books to handle the ancillary effects of adult drug and alcohol abuse.  Think we'll ever smarten up?

Cowardly fail to financially and/or materially support those fighting for all civil and constitutional rights and liberties at great personal cost and risk?  Get what you truly deserve.


10-12-18

Highly reminiscent of our outrageously bought and paid for judiciary, Llano County prosecutors, Sheriff Bill Blackburn and his criminal SS jackbooted bastards in black who continue to egregiously disgrace themselves and the badge, do as they please regardless of the law and Constitution, carefully consider the following.  It's appalling.  Runs against the grain of everything our formerly great country once stood for.  No longer.

The shit never ends.  Insult to injury?  Get this.  It's appalling.  ABC News reports:

"Five of the police officers charged in the death of a black man who suffered a fatal spine injury while in custody are appealing a lawsuit against Baltimore's top prosecutor. The Daily Record reports that the appeal filed Thursday follows a May decision by a Richmond, Virginia-based federal appeals court to block the lawsuit. The lawsuit alleges Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby maliciously investigated and defamed them."

Jesus Christ.  Here's the ongoing, unrequited tragedy perpetrated by these outrageously criminal jackbooted bastards in blue:

"Freddie Gray died at 25 years old in 2015, a week after he suffered a spinal injury in a police van. His death sparked days of protests. Mosby charged six officers in his death and arrest. Three were acquitted and Mosby dropped the remaining cases. The appellate court found Mosby has prosecutorial immunity. The appeal asks the Supreme Court to review that finding."

... Hear the rumble?

Cowardly fail to financially and/or materially support those fighting for all civil and constitutional rights and liberties at great personal cost and risk?  Get what you truly deserve.


10-12-18

Highly reminiscent of our outrageously bought and paid for judiciary, Llano County prosecutors, Sheriff Bill Blackburn and his criminal SS jackbooted bastards in black who continue to egregiously disgrace themselves and the badge, do as they please regardless of the law and Constitution, carefully consider the following.  It's appalling.  Runs against the grain of everything our formerly great country once stood for.  No longer.

Raw nazism.  A goddamned fascist police-state, quickly transitioning to the Trump nazi's Fourth Reich.  CBS News reports:

"President Trump touted the "stop and frisk" policy in a speech Monday to the International Association of Chief of Police Annual Convention in Orlando, saying it's a policy that works and was meant for places like Chicago."

Precisely, what was done in Nazi Germany.  -- Trump no more than a chip off ole Adolf's nazi block.  ... Right, Mr. 'President?'

"The president, who regularly brings up Chicago when talking about crime, said that city should strongly consider the controversial "stop and frisk" policy used when his lawyer Rudy Giuliani was mayor of New York city."

What nazi wouldn't, right, Mr. 'President?'

"I have directed the attorney general's office to immediately go to the great city of Chicago to help straighten out the terrible shooting wave. I'm going to straighten it out and straighten it out fast," Mr. Trump said."

... As your not-so-great Nazi forebear Adolf Hitler did, Mr. 'President?'

"There's no reason for what's going on there. I've told them to work with local authorities to try to change the terrible deal the city of Chicago entered into with ACLU, which ties law enforcement's hands and to strongly consider stop and frisk. It works and it was meant for problems like Chicago. It was meant for it. Stop and frisk."

What's next, you achingly clueless, fascist son of a bitch?  Lining all offenders up against the wall and shooting them, Mr. 'President?'  Have that in mind, sir?

"And Rudy Giuliani, when he was mayor of New York City, had a very strong program of stop and frisk, and it went from an unacceptably dangerous city to one of the safest city in the country and I think the safest big city in the country, so it works. Got to be properly applied, but stop and frisk works. The crime spree is a terrible blight on that city and we'll do everything possible to get it done."

Spoken precisely like your Nazi forebear Adolf Hitler, Mr. 'President.'  A raucous, boot clicking, goose stepping, treasonous, treacherous, traitorous Sieg Heil!, Mr. Trump?

Wake up, readers.  No foreign power, no terrorist organization, not even the criminal element presents a greater threat to life, liberty, all civil and constitutional rights and liberties than all  levels and branches of government, -- including law enforcement.  Our sick, nazi president is truly evil.  Presents an exigent threat to life, liberty and what our formerly great country used to stand for.

Cowardly fail to financially and/or materially support those fighting for all civil and constitutional rights and liberties at great personal cost and risk?  Get what you truly deserve.


10-5-18

As always, when a cop does something heroic, and/or of exceptional benefit to the community, it leads.  Always.  Seatbelts on.  CBS News reports:

"Six-year-old Braylon Henson used to spend many of his recesses alone. The first-grader from Bay Minette, Alabama, has a form of a disease called ectodermal dysplasia and was born without sweat glands. So when his classmates are outside playing, Braylon often has to stay indoors. If it's above 74 degrees, he runs the risk of overheating. But thanks to a new friend, Braylon doesn't spend recess alone anymore. He formed an unlikely friendship with School Resource Officer Ronald Saladin. "I noticed his classmates were out there playing and he was in here by himself," Saladin told CBS affiliate WKRG-TV. "I let him come walk with me because he felt left out."

Best in policing.

"Braylon loved patrolling the halls with Saladin during recess that day, so he continued to tag along. Saladin found a new partner in Braylon, who takes his job very seriously. The Bay Minette officer even bought the boy his very own police uniform, so he could look the part during their daily walks around the school. He may only be in first grade, but Braylon appears to be the bad cop to Saladin's good cop. "You know what you're getting right? A ticket," Braylon told a teacher while WKRG went on patrol with him and Saladin. Saladin says he's happy to have a new buddy to patrol with. "He felt left out, and I didn't want him to feel left out. His mom was afraid he was going to get picked on and bullied when he came to school," Saladin said. Braylon's teachers say they've noticed a confidence boost in the 6-year-old, and his grades have gone up since he put on that cop uniform. "It's definitely a blessing, like it was meant to be," Saladin said of his new partner in crime-solving."

Doesn't get any better than this, does it?  Hat's off, Officer Saladin.


10-5-18

Another example of the very best in humanity.  CBS News reports:

"A group of old college buddies from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, sprung into action when they saw a family who needed help carrying a girl with a disability to a beach in Florida last week. One of their friends caught the act of kindness on video and told CBS News on Thursday it was all about being "in the right place and right time."

... Doing the right thing.  Selflessly.

"During a trip to Tampa Bay for a wedding, Dustin Smalley and his mates were taking a break after a game of a volleyball at St. Pete's Beach last Friday – when they saw a woman having trouble getting her daughter with cerebral palsy in a wheelchair across the sand. "You can tell she was struggling with her [wheel]chair," Smalley said. He said his two friends, Justin Johnson and Renal Roberts, then stepped in and asked if they could help. And they did."

Stepped up.  Rose to the occasion.

"Video shows the two men lift the girl and bring her out to the beach. The mother, Smalley said, was overwhelmed by the good deed. "She was just surprised some younger gentlemen helped her in her time of need," he said. "It was a special moment."

Need far more of the same.  Especially, at a time our country is coming apart at the seams.

"The group learned the family was staying at the Gulf Strand Resort nearby and haven't been able to take out the girl to the beach – or anywhere outside because the wheelchair didn't appear to have multi-terrain capabilities. This made the girl's reaction that much more profound to Smalley. "It was amazing, that girl was smiling from ear to ear," he said. "She was just so happy people helped her. To be in that room all week, it was nice for her to enjoy the fresh air."

Weren't done:

"They don't want their gesture to stop there. Smalley hopes to help the family in a more lasting way. "We're trying to find this lady and help," he said. "It sucks to know she goes to this resort and not being able to do anything. If we could start some sort of GoFundMe to help her out."

Hat's off.  Best of the best.


10-5-18

5-25-18

... Hey, Sheriff?  Is it true Llano County Attorney Becky Lange has advised you to stay out of the "Berardi Property Rights Denial-Damage To Pace Arrow-Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764" fiasco?  That right, Bill?  Isn't that obstruction of justice?  Also true your deputies have advised the Bolens to accept the status quo and not force the no-trespassing issue with Greene?  If so, isn't that also obstruction and official oppression?  When will you do your job, Bill?  As an elected official, you answer to the public, forget?  -- No honor?  ... No honor at all?  If the foregoing allegations are indeed true, didn't you swear an oath to uphold the law and Constitution?  Why aren't you doing so?  No guts?

Your deputy has been accused of abusing authority.  What action have you taken other than ignore the complaint?  Why aren't both Rodriguez and the County Attorney under criminal investigation?  The County Attorney appears to be obstructing justice, accepting the word of Greene in lieu of two surveyor companies who strongly assert otherwise.  Both the County Attorney and District Attorney have ignored complaints.  Par for the course in Llano County, isn't it?  Failed to do their jobs.  No surprise there, right, Bill?  Both receiving 'special consideration' up to and/or including a bribe from Greene?  Regardless, clearly, no justice in Nazi Llano County.  Bottom line?  Desperate need for an outside criminal investigation.  Conveniently, forget?  This County is ruled by men, certainly not rule of law and the United States Constitution.

Precisely, why there is desperate need for a new federal agency whose sole function would be to investigate, arrest, charge, and prosecute criminal law enforcement, prosecutors, and judges in a special court whose only mandate would be to adjudicate such cases.  Total independence.  Until that happens, the criminal bastards who falsely believe they run and own this hell hole County will continue to do as they please.

Tim Chorney, Publisher
Liberty In Peril

Some salient quotes occurring later on in this edition vis a vis unfinished business County officials continue to ignore:

... "At least, this dopey bastard was held criminally accountable for his aggressive stupidity, right, Sheriff?  Corruption within law enforcement remains an existential threat to life, liberty, all civil and constitutional rights and liberties.  So what else is new?  ... Right, Bill?  Same old duplicitous, aggressively stupid shit occurs right here in Nazi Llano County.  ... Doesn't it, Sheriff?

"Think it'll change any time soon?  Don't hold your breath, readers.  Not how things work in Nazi America, right, Sheriff?  Highly reminiscent of how your goons operate though, isn't it, Bill?  Forget?  'Stupid is as stupid does.'  F--ked up is f--ked up no matter where, no matter how.  Problem throughout all law enforcement.

"Including right here in Nazi Llano County, right, Sheriff?  Too many officers clearly have their heads securely lodged where the sun seldom shines.  Egregious insanity continues to be perpetrated by the criminal jackbooted bastards in blue.  Ongoing issue.  All over our formerly great country.

"Not just in Dallas as in the Guyger case, but all over the nation.  No end to it.  Surprised?  Why?  In today's increasingly national socialist climate anything goes, right, Bill?  Live in a de facto fascist police-state, quickly transitioning to the Trump nazi's Fourth Reich.  Certainly, a problem here in Nazi Llano County, isn't it, Sheriff?  Your goons, however, aren't held accountable when they egregiously f--k up.  Ever.

"Precisely why you refuse to release information on your deputies to the long-suffering public?  That is, employment history, criminal background, results of drug testing, etc..  ... Got to protect your criminal jackbooted thugs preying on the citizenry with virtual impunity, right, sir?

"Equally pointedly, why hasn't Llano County Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764 been held criminally accountable for egregious abuse of power involving denial of property rights to a Kingsland property owner?  To say nothing of consequent resultant physical damage done to a motor home on that property."

... Small sampling of what's to come in this edition.  Read on.


The following email was sent to the District Attorney:

Copyright 2018 Tim Chorney, Publisher, Liberty In Peril

Wiley B. "Sonny" McAfee
District Attorney
33rd and 424th Judicial Districts
Llano, TX 78643

March 9, 2018

Re:  Berardi Property Rights Denial-Damage To Pace Arrow-Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764

Counselor:

The enclosed emails were sent to the Llano County Attorney and Sheriff, respectively, vis a vis the above matter.  Remain unanswered.  The County Attorney appears to be protecting and defending the deputy at behest of Kingsland property owner Johnny Greene.  May have received some consideration from Greene up to and including a bribe.  Are the County Attorney, Greene, and the Deputy under criminal investigation?  If not, why not?

Tim Chorney, Publisher
Liberty In Peril
Formerly,
The Llano Ledger
www.libertyinperil.com
P.O. Box 151
Buchanan Dam, Texas 78609

c. Liberty In Peril

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Copyright 2018 Tim Chorney, Publisher, Liberty In Peril

Rebecca Lange, Llano County Attorney
Llano County Attorney's Office
Llano, Texas 78643

February 9, 2018

Re:  Berardi Property Rights Denial-Damage To Pace Arrow-Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764

Counselor:

As you're well aware, we have an outrageously corrupt, abusive, achingly inept Llano County Sheriff's Office here in Nazi Llano County.  Worse, you and your office aid and abet these SS jackbooted bastards in black.  The issue at the moment is the same it's been the last six months.

How is it two surveyor companies, the Appraisal District, the Tax Office, the Precinct 3 Commissioner, even the goddamned Sheriff himself now states Kingsland resident James Berardi owns the lots in contention all these months?

Yet, you ludicrously assert that's not the County's legal position.  It's not?  Why not?  You claim you're not a real estate expert.  Rather than accept the advice of two surveyor companies, the Precinct 3 Commissioner, the Appraisal District, the Tax Office, and even the Sheriff himself, you've inexplicably chosen to follow the advice of property owner Johnny Greene, -- who conveniently happens to be reportedly in the oil industry.

Question to be asked.  Could you have received any 'consideration' in return, -- up to and including a bribe?  Only way to know for sure is for the District Attorney to conduct a criminal investigation.  Apparently, there has been none.  If not, why not?

Equally pointedly, why hasn't Llano County Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764 been held criminally accountable for egregious abuse of power involving denial of property rights to this Kingsland property owner?  To say nothing of consequent resultant physical damage done to a motor home on that property.

Our achingly useless, worthless, gutless Sheriff has ignored an email vis a vis the damage this jackbooted thug is responsible for.  Interestingly, his fellow officers believe him to be an idiot.  Yet, the Sheriff continued to defend this piece of human excrement until he realized  this entire fiasco would not be swept under the carpet.

Rodriguez is indeed an idiot.  Would you believe this piece of crap ordered the motor home to be moved on to an unmarked unused Llano County road? That motor home has indeed been moved back to where it was parked before Rodriguez forced it to be moved.  Why hasn't the County paid for the cost of moving it back?  To say nothing of the damage.

Equally pointedly, why is it the County has allowed Theresa Ahrens to park and live in her tiny cottage on that very same road?  Why hasn't she been evicted by the County?  Why was she assessed taxes on an adjacent improvement she doesn't own?

Why is it, Counselor, Johnny Greene is paying for the attorney retained by Ms. Ahrens?  Is Greene attempting to make this all go away by bribery?  Greene has also informed Berardi he is going to sue.  For what?  Has Greene lost his mind?

What about Wells who installed a $4500 septic system on a lot turns out he does not own as a result of Greene, an outrageously inept County, to say nothing of the Llano County Attorney who remains equally determinedly clueless?

How about Bolen who hasn't a pot to piss in, but was nonetheless f--ked over by Greene to say nothing of an egregiously inept County, to say nothing of you and your goddamned equally incompetent office?

None of this is going away, Counselor, -- any time soon.  Will not be swept under the carpet as all the other crap going on in this hell hole County.  Not a chance.  Expect a full expose in this publication whether or not this outrageous fiasco finally gets resolved.  Including full public exposure of both the Sheriff and his jackbooted thug.

Tim Chorney, Publisher
Liberty In Peril
Formerly,
The Llano Ledger
www.libertyinperil.com
P.O. Box 151
Buchanan Dam, Texas 78609

c. Liberty In Peril

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Copyright 2017 Tim Chorney, Publisher, Liberty In Peril

Bill Blackburn, Sheriff
Llano County Sheriff's Office
2001 N. State Hwy. 16 Suite A
Llano, Texas 78643

August 23, 2017

Re: Damage To Pace Arrow-Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764

Sheriff:

Archive and retain all reports vis a vis damage to the Pace Arrow resulting from egregious abuse of authority perpetrated by Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764, on the Berardi property in Kingsland on 8-16-17.

Tim Chorney, Publisher
Liberty In Peril
Formerly,
The Llano Ledger
www.libertyinperil.com
P.O. Box 151
Buchanan Dam, Texas 78609

c. Liberty In Peril


10-5-18

Wake up, Sheriff. Again, where is dashcam video of the killing of Jeffrey Gray Wise, 52, of Austin by DPS and the Llano County Sheriff's Office?  One hundred twenty eight weeks, now.  A goddamned disgrace.  Why are you still sitting on this information?  What are you hiding, Sheriff?  What is the identity of the officers who killed Wise?  Too gutless to release this information to the public that pays your salary and that of your goons?  Reportedly, there were three officers involved in the shooting.

Who are they, Sheriff?  Their past history?  An ongoing investigation remains a lame bullshit excuse.  How can you and your goons be trusted when you refuse to disclose information?  One hundred twenty eight weeks.  Especially, your egregious failure to disclose the identity of the officers who pulled the trigger.  To cover your sorry ass, Sheriff?  Those of your thugs?  The people have a right to know what happened, how it went down.  You don't understand that, Sheriff?  Sadly, clearly, you answer to no one.  Including taxpayers.  Especially, taxpayers.

Until you and your goons come clean, doubt will remain this was indeed a good shoot.  The longer you drag your feet, the greater the doubt.  Think not?  Wake up.  Your credibility has tanked.  Isn't getting any better as this bullshit continues unabated.  One hundred twenty eight weeks.   Still no identification of the officers involved  ... Can't get your stories straight?  In line?  Discrepancy between LCSO and DPS? Wake up, Sheriff.  The public no longer buys the bullshit.  No longer trusts you.  On this and many, many other issues.  You have no credibility.  Absolutely, none.

Readers, this is but one of about four other highly questionable killings by law enforcement in Llano County in the last decade or so.  There was one within the City of Llano, another in a field near Fuzzy's Corner, Buchanan Dam, yet another in Point Tella, Buchanan Dam, still another in Tow.  If there are any others I may have neglected to mention, kindly email.

It's time the public be fully informed.  -- Know what we're dealing with here and how 'law' 'enforcement' operates in this hell hole County.  If these jackbooted bastards are not reined in, the life lost could be yours courtesy of a law enforcement system that is no longer accountable to anyone.  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?

The Sheriff seems to have no clue the people who pay him and his goons are entitled to know whom is killing whom and why.  This shit always seems to be swept under the carpet.  Ignored.  The attitude of these jackbooted sons of bitches is trust us.  They can't be.  They've lied too many times.  Refuse to be accountable to anyone.  We live in a goddamned fascist police-state where law enforcement does as it pleases. Usually, with impunity.  That has to change.

The Texas Rangers have become rubber stamp to atrocities committed by law enforcement.  This also has to change.  No one is holding law enforcement accountable any longer.  No one.  No one in state or federal government. This is precisely why Ferguson triggered such an uproar.  There was no justice there.  None here.  None anywhere.  Officers are abusive, corrupt, inept.

Falsely ticket and arrest the innocent to line County coffers.  Court fees charged continue to be horrendous.  -- Aren't taxpayers already looted to pay these costs?  Aren't you boys not only double f--king those falsely accused, but taxpayers also hellaciously looted to pay the very same costs?   Yet, the criminal bastards in power in Llano continue to pile on the fees. This is nothing more than goddamned bullshit.  This money finds its way into the pockets of the corrupt, abusive bastards who falsely believe they run and own this hell hole.

Would you believe the last time the Sheriff's Office happened to be 'audited' during the Garrett regime, reportedly, auditors couldn't figure out what went where and why? Yet, surprise, surprise.  Nothing was done.  There has to be transparency.  There is none.  Why would these thieving bastards want any?  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  How else could they so easily steal and loot with virtual impunity?  Worse, this reinforces jackbooted power in this goddamned, godforsaken hell hole County.

The public has a right to know the histories of the Sheriff's goons.  Clearly, the Sheriff doesn't think so.  That is, where they came from.  Why they left where they were.  What is happening here is the Sheriff is using 'personnel matters' as a convenient excuse to deny the public access to the history of outrageously corrupt, abusive, inept officers who are no more than criminals themselves.

He's protecting his outrageously corrupt, abusive, inept jackbooted bastards.  Worse, the standards imposed by sheriff's offices statewide with the exception of metropolitan counties are well below those of DPS and city police departments.  Why?  So the corruption, abuse, ineptness, and outright stealing can continue unabated?  This has to change.  ... Can't have that, can we?  Sheriff?  TL?

The public should understand Llano County authorities have it all sewn up.  Did you know the Texas Attorney General does not have the authority to investigate and prosecute County authorities on his own?  The District Attorney has to call for an investigation by the Texas Rangers.  Then, the State can prosecute if it so chooses.

Consequently?  Guess what?  Nothing will happen.  Nothing ever does.  The goddamned corruption continues unabated until you, the public, pressure authorities.  Precisely, why we all enjoy the 'best' government money can buy. Literally.  Without question, the corrupt, abusive, inept sons of bitches are all bought and paid for.  Firmly clamped to the taxpayer tit.  Dependent on money looted from innocent citizens caught in their web.  Phony fines and court costs cleverly designed to f--k the innocent and enrich the pieces of shit who falsely believe they run and own Llano County. Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?

Interestingly, the former Sheriff and District Attorney were reportedly forced to retire after an outrageous scandal involving a drunk driving police officer from out of town.  Including special treatment of the drunken son of a bitch that no other citizen caught doing the same would have been afforded.  An honest, honorable Llano County Deputy suffered the consequences. Forget?  Great officers do not last in this hell hole County. ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?

With all ongoing abuse in this goddamned County, one thing remains for damned sure.  We're just getting started, Sheriff.  You will continue to be exposed for whom and what you and your corrupt, abusive, inept jackbooted bastards have become, truly are, not what you phonies purport to be, that is, how you continue to f--k over a public you've falsely sworn to protect and defend.  -- Exposure, the only way short of an unwanted dreaded revolution to force desperately needed change in a goddamned fascist police-state. The Fourth Reich.

Have your jackbooted thugs been tested for steroids, Sheriff?  If you've nothing to hide, Bill, release the results of all drug testing.  'Personnel matters?'  Bullshit.  Looted taxpayers have the right to know.  They're footing the bill for all this goddamned corruption, abuse, ineptness. When will you and the boys end the shakedowns?  Looting of the innocent to line County coffers?  No honor at all?

Where are your swastika armbands, you fascist son of a bitch?  You and your thugs remain out of uniform.  Once again, Sheriff, and ad nauseum, did you and/or your goons pressure Schilling to exit the race?  Did you steal the election? If so, an aggressively stupid, achingly gutless public gets what it truly deserves.  One of the most corrupt, abusive, inept 'law' 'enforcement' agencies in our formerly great country.


Have any information, knowledge of, experience with a purportedly non-profit volunteer clean-up group called Looking Forward In Llano County affiliated with the Llano County Attorney's Office?  Email this publication at libertyinperil@protonmail.com to provide information and/or arrange a meeting to discuss this matter.  If requested, your identity will be protected.  The question is quite simple.  Is this group what it claims to be and on the level?


10-5-18

Highly reminiscent of our outrageously bought and paid for judiciary, Llano County prosecutors, Sheriff Bill Blackburn and his criminal SS jackbooted bastards in black who continue to egregiously disgrace themselves and the badge, do as they please regardless of the law and Constitution, carefully consider the following.  It's appalling.  Runs against the grain of everything our formerly great country once stood for.  No longer.

In follow up to the last edition, CBS News reports:

"The top prosecutor in Illinois is trying to turn the page from a dark period in Chicago police history. It's believed that one bad cop preyed on innocent residents of a housing project, rounding up dozens of people on bogus charges. So far, 42 wrongly convicted people have been exonerated."

Tip of the iceberg.  This shit goes on all over the country.  ... Right, Sheriff?

"An empty lot is now all that's left of the Ida B. Wells housing project where a group of corrupt Chicago cops preyed almost risk-free on residents for most of a decade. Sergeant Ronald Watts was their ringleader. Residents have accused him and his tactical squad of extortion, filing false police reports, planting evidence and assault."

So what else is new?  Systemic cancer within the law enforcement community, isn't it, Sheriff?

"Willie Martin and Cleon Glover are two of those exonerated so far by Cook County state attorney Kim Foxx. "If you didn't cooperate with him, you was going down. You was against him. You was against his operation and his way of getting money," Cleon Glover said of Watts. "I was terrified. I was trying to get away, get out of that neighborhood. I had nowhere to go," Willie Martin said."

Nazi America.  De facto fascist police-state, quickly transitioning to the Trump nazi's Fourth Reich.  ... Right, Sheriff?

"Lawyers from Foxx's conviction integrity unit are reviewing 30 to 40 additional cases connected to Watts."

That all?

"Ida B. Wells housing resident Landon Allen said a lot of people spoke up about Watts. "Everybody spoke up," he said. But it didn't matter. As Clarissa Baker, another former resident, pointed out, it was their word against a sergeant with a badge. "He has his own gang. So who would believe us?" Baker said. Joshua Tepfer of the University of Chicago's exoneration project says the answer until recently was no one."

Still a long, long, LONG way to go.

"They let it go on because they viewed these people as disposable and they didn't care because they're black people in the housing projects who in their minds were guilty of something anyway," Tepfer said."

Racial profiling.  Unbridled racism.

"Sgt. Watts went to prison in 2013 and served 22 months for trying to steal from an FBI informant. Martez Wise went to prison too – because of Watts."

Nowhere near enough.  ... Right, Sheriff?

"During that time I had just had my son. I was away from him for four years. He barely even know who I was because he was just born, so I had to re-bond with him," Wise said. Four years taken away for nothing."

Par for the course in a fascist police-state.  Precisely why there is desperate need for a new federal agency whose only mission would be to investigate, arrest, charge, and prosecute corrupt, abusive officers, prosecutors, and judges in a special court whose sole function would be to adjudicate these offenders.  Total independence.

Cowardly fail to financially and/or materially support those fighting for all civil and constitutional rights and liberties at great personal cost and risk?  Get what you truly deserve.


10-5-18

Highly reminiscent of our outrageously bought and paid for judiciary, Llano County prosecutors, Sheriff Bill Blackburn and his criminal SS jackbooted bastards in black who continue to egregiously disgrace themselves and the badge, do as they please regardless of the law and Constitution, carefully consider the following.  It's appalling.  Runs against the grain of everything our formerly great country once stood for.  No longer.

More insanity.  Shoot first, ask questions later.  Yet, another unarmed man killed by the gutless jackbooted bastards in blue.  CNN reports:

"Orlando police shot and killed a hospital patient who claimed he was armed but wasn't."

Imagine that.  Couldn't be, could it?

"The ordeal started Monday morning when the patient at Orlando Regional Medical Center started telling staff that he had a gun and would "shoot anyone who comes near him," Police Chief John Mina said. Mina did not say what type of medical condition the man admitted to the Florida hospital had. At one point, Mina said, the man in his mid-30s said something like, "It's going to end today."

Suicide by cop?

"The man claimed he was a suspect in homicide case, though police are not sure which case he was referring to."

Could it be there wasn't any?

"When police tried to approach the man, he "made movements consistent with pulling or reaching for a firearm," Mina said."

That so?  Think it's not a case of shoot first, ask questions later?  Over reaction, at best, from the gutless jackbooted bastards in blue?  When will this shit end?  How many unarmed mentally disturbed individuals need to be murdered by police before law enforcement  finally wakes up?  Changes tactics?

"That's when three police officers shot and killed the man -- who turned out to be unarmed."

Jesus Christ.  How about that?  Did they empty full clips just to be sure?

"All three officers will be on paid administrative leave as the Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigates."

Paid vacation.

"No one was injured in the incident."

That right?  Doesn't matter an unarmed mentally disturbed man was blown away by the gutless jackbooted bastards in blue?  Intend to pin a medal of uncommon valor on the chests of these officers, Chief?

Nazi America.  Fascist police-state, quickly transitioning to the Trump nazi's Fourth Reich.

NPR reports:

"Three Orlando police officers shot dead an emergency room patient who they say was claiming to have a firearm. They later learned the man was unarmed. Orlando Police Chief John Mina told reporters that officers responded to reports of an issue in the ER at Orlando Regional Medical Center at about 6 a.m. Monday. The white male, who Mina said was approximately 35 years old, came to the hospital that morning for an unspecified medical issue. "At some point while he was in the hospital, he told hospital staff that he had a gun and that he would shoot anyone who came near him," Mina said. Negotiators came to talk to the man, Mina said. "He made a lot of statements about how it's going to end right here today. He also made statements about being the suspect in some homicide; we're still trying to track that down," the officer added. The emergency department was on lockdown, according to a tweet from Orlando Health. Mina said that officers decided to approach the man, because "there were patients close by that needed care." "He made movements consistent with pulling, reaching for a firearm and he was shot and killed by three officers here," the police chief said. The department has not released the man's identity, pending notification of his next of kin."

In both accounts posted above, none of this adds up.  None of it.

Cowardly fail to financially and/or materially support those fighting for all civil and constitutional rights and liberties at great personal cost and risk?  Get what you truly deserve.


10-5-18

Highly reminiscent of our outrageously bought and paid for judiciary, Llano County prosecutors, Sheriff Bill Blackburn and his criminal SS jackbooted bastards in black who continue to egregiously disgrace themselves and the badge, do as they please regardless of the law and Constitution, carefully consider the following.  It's appalling.  Runs against the grain of everything our formerly great country once stood for.  No longer.

'Stupid is as stupid does.'  CBS News reports:

"A Border Patrol agent will have to serve probation for starting a wildfire in southern Arizona while he was off duty. The fire was sparked accidentally during a gender-reveal party stunt gone awry last year, his lawyer tells the Arizona Daily Star. Federal prosecutors announced Friday that 37-year-old Dennis Dickey, of Tucson, has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor violation of U.S. Forest Service regulations. He will face five years' probation and make a public service announcement about the fire."

Jesus Christ.  Get this:

"The fast-moving "Sawmill Fire" was ignited near Green Valley in April 2017 when Dickey shot a rifle at explosive powder inside a target. Dickey's lawyer, Shawn Chapman, told the Daily Star that the incident happened during a party celebrating his wife's pregnancy, and the target contained blue or pink powder to announce the unborn child's sex. It also contained Tannerite, an explosive substance designed to detonate when shot at, according to a Department of Justice statement."

Think this f--ker's fit to be an officer?  Would be laughable had it not done such horrendous damage, placed firefighters lives in danger:

"Authorities say the blaze spread to the Coronado National Forest and burned more than 45,000 acres of federal, state and private land. The damage was estimated to be more than $8 million. Dickey reported the fire immediately and admitted to starting it."

'Thoughtful' of him, wasn't it?

"He is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 9. He will be ordered to pay $220,000 in restitution under his plea agreement, Chapman told the paper. "It was a complete accident," Dickey, 37, told U.S. Magistrate Judge Leslie A. Bowman Friday in court, the paper reports. "I feel absolutely horrible about it. It was probably one of the worst days of my life."

An accident?  How?  What the f--k did you think would happen triggering an explosion in an exceptionally dry forest?

The following?  Inexplicable.  Get this:

"Chapman told the paper Dickey wasn't charged with arson because he didn't intentionally start the blaze. He said the charge is a petty offense and that he expects Dickey will likely keep his job as a Border Patrol agent. The Border Patrol didn't immediately respond to a request for comment from CBS News."

NPR reports:

"Dickey had placed Tannerite, a highly explosive substance, inside the target, intending for it to detonate when shot by a high-velocity firearm bullet," the U.S. attorney's office for Arizona explained in a statement. Tannerite is a name-brand explosive powder. "When shot with a high-power rifle," the company says on its website, "it produces water vapor and a thunderous boom." And the company even sells an $85 package that offers "everything you need for a gender reveal" — including pink or blue powder. The colors that actually ended up dominating the day were orange and red.

Achingly stupid bastard.  -- 'Can fix ignorant, can't fix stupid.'

"Dickey fired shots at the Tannerite target," federal authorities continued, "ultimately causing an explosion that started a fire that spread and resulted in damage to more than 45,000 acres of land managed by the State of Arizona, the U.S. Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and various private landholders."

"Before some 800 firefighters managed to get it contained about two weeks later, the blaze racked up a price tag of more than $8 million — costs that Dickey has now agreed to pay in restitution, according to the U.S. attorney. It remains unclear if he is on the hook for the full amount, though. Local media, citing Dickey's attorney, report that with the plea, he agreed to pay $100,000 up front and another $120,000 in monthly installments of $500 each over the next two decades, presuming his income does not increase significantly in that span. Also, Dickey would be on five years' probation and appear in a public service announcement for the Forest Service, if the judge agrees to the terms of the deal."

... At least, this dopey bastard was held criminally accountable for his aggressive stupidity, right, Sheriff?  Corruption within law enforcement remains an existential threat to life, liberty, all civil and constitutional rights and liberties.  So what else is new?  ... Right, Bill?  Same old duplicitous, aggressively stupid shit occurs right here in Nazi Llano County.  ... Doesn't it, Sheriff?

Think it'll change any time soon?  Don't hold your breath, readers.  Not how things work in Nazi America, right, Sheriff?  Highly reminiscent of how your goons operate though, isn't it, Bill?  Forget?  'Stupid is as stupid does.'  F--ked up is f--ked up no matter where, no matter how.  Problem throughout all law enforcement.

Including right here in Nazi Llano County, right, Sheriff?  Too many officers clearly have their heads securely lodged where the sun seldom shines.  Egregious insanity continues to be perpetrated by the criminal jackbooted bastards in blue.  Ongoing issue.  All over our formerly great country.

Not just in Dallas as in the Guyger case, but all over the nation.  No end to it.  Surprised?   Why?  In today's increasingly national socialist climate anything goes, right, Bill?  Live in a de facto fascist police-state, quickly transitioning to the Trump nazi's Fourth Reich.  Certainly, a problem here in Nazi Llano County, isn't it, Sheriff?  Your goons, however, aren't held accountable when they egregiously f--k up.   Ever.

Precisely why you refuse to release information on your deputies to the long-suffering public?  That is, employment history, criminal background, results of drug testing, etc..  ... Got to protect your criminal jackbooted thugs preying on the citizenry with virtual impunity, right, sir?

Equally pointedly, why hasn't Llano County Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764 been held criminally accountable for egregious abuse of power involving denial of property rights to a Kingsland property owner?  To say nothing of consequent resultant physical damage done to a motor home on that property.

Cowardly fail to financially and/or materially support those fighting for all civil and constitutional rights and liberties at great personal cost and risk?  Get what you truly deserve.


10-5-18

Highly reminiscent of our outrageously bought and paid for judiciary, Llano County prosecutors, Sheriff Bill Blackburn and his criminal SS jackbooted bastards in black who continue to egregiously disgrace themselves and the badge, do as they please regardless of the law and Constitution, carefully consider the following.  It's appalling.  Runs against the grain of everything our formerly great country once stood for.  No longer.

More of the same.  In follow up to an earlier edition, ABC News reports:

"The Chicago Police officer who shot and killed 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in 2014 became emotional when he took the stand in his own defense Tuesday, wiping away tears as he recalled details from the fatal shooting. Jason Van Dyke, 40, testified about the crucial moments of the Oct. 20, 2014, encounter with McDonald, telling defense attorney Randy Rueckert that he believed the 17-year-old was coming towards him with a knife in his hand."

Simply, untrue.  Video proves otherwise.

"At times, Van Dyke appeared nervous, struggling to answer prosecutor's questions and stumbling over his answers during cross-examination. When prosecutor Jody Gleason asked him why he continued to fire his weapon even after McDonald collapsed to the ground, Van Dyke testified, "My focus was just on that knife, and I just wanted him to get rid of that knife."

The victim was nowhere near this piece of jackbooted shit.  The officer is a liar:

"Police dash-cam video shows Van Dyke opening fire six seconds after exiting his police vehicle, shooting McDonald 16 times, as McDonald appears to be walking away from the officer. The video revealed that McDonald was was armed with a three-inch knife but was not moving toward the responding officers when he was shot. Van Dyke testified Tuesday that he thought McDonald was still moving when he fell to the ground.  When Gleason played the dashcam video, asking where exactly the teen appears to be moving, Van Dyke replied, "To me, it seemed like he was getting back up." "From that video it may not show it, he said. "I was coming from a different angle."

Horse shit.  Unlike you, officer, the video does not lie.

"Autopsy reports show McDonald was high on PCP the night he was killed, but prosecutors have argued McDonald never posed a lethal threat. Prosecutors say the shooting was unjustified, emphasizing the fact that at least seven other officers were on the scene that night, and none of them fired their weapons."

Fascinating, isn't it?

"The release of the dashcam footage in November 2015 to the public caused nationwide protests. Prosecutors charged Van Dyke with murder the same day the video was released. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and city attorneys fought to keep the video from becoming public until a judge ordered it be released. It led to a shake-up in Chicago leadership, including the resignation of then-Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, as well as then-Cook County Prosecutor Anita Alvarez being voted out of office. Emanuel, who critics accused of a cover-up, announced a day before the trial began that he would not seek re-election in February. Van Dyke has pleaded not guilty to the murder charges. If convicted, he could face life in prison."

Cowardly fail to financially and/or materially support those fighting for all civil and constitutional rights and liberties at great personal cost and risk?  Get what you truly deserve.


9-28-18

United States Marines step up.  CBS News reports:

"A quick-moving fire in the nation's capital could have turned tragic Wednesday afternoon, when flames raced through a building home to more than 100 senior citizens. But when the smoke went up, Marines came running."

Did they ever.

"These are our neighbors. They needed help. We had to act," said Capt. Trey Gregory. The fire was about 200 yards from their small outpost in downtown Washington, D.C. When they got there, a construction worker told them all they needed to know. "He yelled to us, 'There's more people in there,' and that's when the Marines decided we need to go get them," said Cpl. Magdaleno Arroyo. "I don't think there was really any thought to it. We were just saying we had to get these people out of here before anything serious happens and just the instincts kicked in to go," said Gunnery Sgt. Matthew Cale. There were firefighters there, of course, and residents of the neighborhood as well. But it's safe to say the Marines were the youngest and fittest, which mattered because some of the residents were trapped on the fourth floor."

Saved the day:

"It was a pretty bad fire, especially on the top floor. Some paralyzed immobile people in there," said Gregory. "We actually just picked people up as best we possibly could and then had the wheelchairs at the exit and then put them right into the wheelchair." All 190 residents got out alive, with only six sent to the hospital. Marines have a saying: "No better friend, no worse enemy."  In this firefight, they proved to be the best of friends."

Goddamned right.  No question.  Hat's off.


9-28-18

5-25-18

... Hey, Sheriff?  Is it true Llano County Attorney Becky Lange has advised you to stay out of the "Berardi Property Rights Denial-Damage To Pace Arrow-Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764" fiasco?  That right, Bill?  Isn't that obstruction of justice?  Also true your deputies have advised the Bolens to accept the status quo and not force the no-trespassing issue with Greene?  If so, isn't that also obstruction and official oppression?  When will you do your job, Bill?  As an elected official, you answer to the public, forget?  -- No honor?  ... No honor at all?  If the foregoing allegations are indeed true, didn't you swear an oath to uphold the law and Constitution?  Why aren't you doing so?  No guts?

Your deputy has been accused of abusing authority.  What action have you taken other than ignore the complaint?  Why aren't both Rodriguez and the County Attorney under criminal investigation?  The County Attorney appears to be obstructing justice, accepting the word of Greene in lieu of two surveyor companies who strongly assert otherwise.  Both the County Attorney and District Attorney have ignored complaints.  Par for the course in Llano County, isn't it?  Failed to do their jobs.  No surprise there, right, Bill?  Both receiving 'special consideration' up to and/or including a bribe from Greene?  Regardless, clearly, no justice in Nazi Llano County.  Bottom line?  Desperate need for an outside criminal investigation.  Conveniently, forget?  This County is ruled by men, certainly not rule of law and the United States Constitution.

Precisely, why there is desperate need for a new federal agency whose sole function would be to investigate, arrest, charge, and prosecute criminal law enforcement, prosecutors, and judges in a special court whose only mandate would be to adjudicate such cases.  Total independence.  Until that happens, the criminal bastards who falsely believe they run and own this hell hole County will continue to do as they please.

Tim Chorney, Publisher
Liberty In Peril

Some salient quotes occurring later on in this edition vis a vis unfinished business County officials continue to ignore:

... "Corruption within law enforcement remains an existential threat to life, liberty, all civil and constitutional rights and liberties.  So what else is new?  ... Right, Sheriff?  Same old duplicitous shit occurs right here in Nazi Llano County.  ... Doesn't it, Bill?  Think it'll change any time soon?  Don't hold your breath, readers.  Not how things work in Nazi America, right, Sheriff?  Highly reminiscent of how your goons operate though, isn't it, Bill?

"Forget?  'Stupid is as stupid does.'  F--ked up is f--ked up no matter where.  Problem throughout all law enforcement.  Including right here in Nazi Llano County, right, Sheriff?  Too many officers clearly have their heads securely lodged where the sun seldom shines.  Egregious insanity continues to be perpetrated by the criminal jackbooted bastards in blue.  Ongoing issue.  All over our formerly great country.

"Not just in Dallas as in the Guyger case, but all over the nation.  No end to it.  Surprised? Why?  In today's increasingly national socialist climate anything goes, right, Bill?  Live in a de facto fascist police-state, quickly transitioning to the Trump nazi's Fourth Reich.  Certainly, a problem here in Nazi Llano County, isn't it, Sheriff?  Except your goons aren't held accountable when they egregiously f--k up. Ever.  By design.

"Precisely why you refuse to release information on your deputies to the long-suffering public?  That is, employment history, criminal background, results of drug testing, etc..  ... Got to protect your criminal jackbooted thugs preying on the citizenry with virtual impunity, right, sir?

"Equally pointedly, why hasn't Llano County Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764 been held criminally accountable for egregious abuse of power involving denial of property rights to a Kingsland property owner?  To say nothing of consequent resultant physical damage done to a motor home on that property."

... Small sampling of what's to come in this edition.  Read on.


The following email was sent to the District Attorney:

Copyright 2018 Tim Chorney, Publisher, Liberty In Peril

Wiley B. "Sonny" McAfee
District Attorney
33rd and 424th Judicial Districts
Llano, TX 78643

March 9, 2018

Re:  Berardi Property Rights Denial-Damage To Pace Arrow-Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764

Counselor:

The enclosed emails were sent to the Llano County Attorney and Sheriff, respectively, vis a vis the above matter.  Remain unanswered.  The County Attorney appears to be protecting and defending the deputy at behest of Kingsland property owner Johnny Greene.  May have received some consideration from Greene up to and including a bribe.  Are the County Attorney, Greene, and the Deputy under criminal investigation?  If not, why not?

Tim Chorney, Publisher
Liberty In Peril
Formerly,
The Llano Ledger
www.libertyinperil.com
P.O. Box 151
Buchanan Dam, Texas 78609

c. Liberty In Peril

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Copyright 2018 Tim Chorney, Publisher, Liberty In Peril

Rebecca Lange, Llano County Attorney
Llano County Attorney's Office
Llano, Texas 78643

February 9, 2018

Re:  Berardi Property Rights Denial-Damage To Pace Arrow-Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764

Counselor:

As you're well aware, we have an outrageously corrupt, abusive, achingly inept Llano County Sheriff's Office here in Nazi Llano County.  Worse, you and your office aid and abet these SS jackbooted bastards in black.  The issue at the moment is the same it's been the last six months.

How is it two surveyor companies, the Appraisal District, the Tax Office, the Precinct 3 Commissioner, even the goddamned Sheriff himself now states Kingsland resident James Berardi owns the lots in contention all these months?

Yet, you ludicrously assert that's not the County's legal position.  It's not?  Why not?  You claim you're not a real estate expert.  Rather than accept the advice of two surveyor companies, the Precinct 3 Commissioner, the Appraisal District, the Tax Office, and even the Sheriff himself, you've inexplicably chosen to follow the advice of property owner Johnny Greene, -- who conveniently happens to be reportedly in the oil industry.

Question to be asked.  Could you have received any 'consideration' in return, -- up to and including a bribe?  Only way to know for sure is for the District Attorney to conduct a criminal investigation.  Apparently, there has been none.  If not, why not?

Equally pointedly, why hasn't Llano County Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764 been held criminally accountable for egregious abuse of power involving denial of property rights to this Kingsland property owner?  To say nothing of consequent resultant physical damage done to a motor home on that property.

Our achingly useless, worthless, gutless Sheriff has ignored an email vis a vis the damage this jackbooted thug is responsible for.  Interestingly, his fellow officers believe him to be an idiot.  Yet, the Sheriff continued to defend this piece of human excrement until he realized  this entire fiasco would not be swept under the carpet.

Rodriguez is indeed an idiot.  Would you believe this piece of crap ordered the motor home to be moved on to an unmarked unused Llano County road? That motor home has indeed been moved back to where it was parked before Rodriguez forced it to be moved.  Why hasn't the County paid for the cost of moving it back?  To say nothing of the damage.

Equally pointedly, why is it the County has allowed Theresa Ahrens to park and live in her tiny cottage on that very same road?  Why hasn't she been evicted by the County?  Why was she assessed taxes on an adjacent improvement she doesn't own?

Why is it, Counselor, Johnny Greene is paying for the attorney retained by Ms. Ahrens?  Is Greene attempting to make this all go away by bribery?  Greene has also informed Berardi he is going to sue.  For what?  Has Greene lost his mind?

What about Wells who installed a $4500 septic system on a lot turns out he does not own as a result of Greene, an outrageously inept County, to say nothing of the Llano County Attorney who remains equally determinedly clueless?

How about Bolen who hasn't a pot to piss in, but was nonetheless f--ked over by Greene to say nothing of an egregiously inept County, to say nothing of you and your goddamned equally incompetent office?

None of this is going away, Counselor, -- any time soon.  Will not be swept under the carpet as all the other crap going on in this hell hole County.  Not a chance.  Expect a full expose in this publication whether or not this outrageous fiasco finally gets resolved.  Including full public exposure of both the Sheriff and his jackbooted thug.

Tim Chorney, Publisher
Liberty In Peril
Formerly,
The Llano Ledger
www.libertyinperil.com
P.O. Box 151
Buchanan Dam, Texas 78609

c. Liberty In Peril

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Copyright 2017 Tim Chorney, Publisher, Liberty In Peril

Bill Blackburn, Sheriff
Llano County Sheriff's Office
2001 N. State Hwy. 16 Suite A
Llano, Texas 78643

August 23, 2017

Re: Damage To Pace Arrow-Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764

Sheriff:

Archive and retain all reports vis a vis damage to the Pace Arrow resulting from egregious abuse of authority perpetrated by Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764, on the Berardi property in Kingsland on 8-16-17.

Tim Chorney, Publisher
Liberty In Peril
Formerly,
The Llano Ledger
www.libertyinperil.com
P.O. Box 151
Buchanan Dam, Texas 78609

c. Liberty In Peril


9-28-18

Wake up, Sheriff. Again,where is dashcam video of the killing of Jeffrey Gray Wise, 52, of Austin by DPS and the Llano County Sheriff's Office?  One hundred twenty seven weeks, now.  A goddamned disgrace.  Why are you still sitting on this information?  What are you hiding, Sheriff?  What is the identity of the officers who killed Wise?  Too gutless to release this information to the public that pays your salary and that of your goons?  Reportedly, there were three officers involved in the shooting.

Who are they, Sheriff?  Their past history?  An ongoing investigation remains a lame bullshit excuse.  How can you and your goons be trusted when you refuse to disclose information?  One hundred twenty seven weeks.  Especially, your egregious failure to disclose the identity of the officers who pulled the trigger.  To cover your sorry ass, Sheriff?  Those of your thugs?  The people have a right to know what happened, how it went down.  You don't understand that, Sheriff?  Sadly, clearly, you answer to no one.  Including taxpayers.  Especially, taxpayers.

Until you and your goons come clean, doubt will remain this was indeed a good shoot.  The longer you drag your feet, the greater the doubt.  Think not?  Wake up.  Your credibility has tanked.  Isn't getting any better as this bullshit continues unabated.  One hundred twenty seven weeks.   Still no identification of the officers involved  ... Can't get your stories straight?  In line?  Discrepancy between LCSO and DPS? Wake up, Sheriff.  The public no longer buys the bullshit.  No longer trusts you.  On this and many, many other issues.  You have no credibility.  Absolutely, none.

Readers, this is but one of about four other highly questionable killings by law enforcement in Llano County in the last decade or so.  There was one within the City of Llano, another in a field near Fuzzy's Corner, Buchanan Dam, yet another in Point Tella, Buchanan Dam, still another in Tow.  If there are any others I may have neglected to mention, kindly email.

It's time the public be fully informed.  -- Know what we're dealing with here and how 'law' 'enforcement' operates in this hell hole County.  If these jackbooted bastards are not reined in, the life lost could be yours courtesy of a law enforcement system that is no longer accountable to anyone.  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?

The Sheriff seems to have no clue the people who pay him and his goons are entitled to know whom is killing whom and why.  This shit always seems to be swept under the carpet.  Ignored.  The attitude of these jackbooted sons of bitches is trust us.  They can't be.  They've lied too many times.  Refuse to be accountable to anyone.  We live in a goddamned fascist police-state where law enforcement does as it pleases. Usually, with impunity.  That has to change.

The Texas Rangers have become rubber stamp to atrocities committed by law enforcement.  This also has to change.  No one is holding law enforcement accountable any longer.  No one.  No one in state or federal government. This is precisely why Ferguson triggered such an uproar.  There was no justice there.  None here.  None anywhere.  Officers are abusive, corrupt, inept.

Falsely ticket and arrest the innocent to line County coffers.  Court fees charged continue to be horrendous.  -- Aren't taxpayers already looted to pay these costs?  Aren't you boys not only double f--king those falsely accused, but taxpayers also hellaciously looted to pay the very same costs?   Yet, the criminal bastards in power in Llano continue to pile on the fees. This is nothing more than goddamned bullshit.  This money finds its way into the pockets of the corrupt, abusive bastards who falsely believe they run and own this hell hole.

Would you believe the last time the Sheriff's Office happened to be 'audited' during the Garrett regime, reportedly, auditors couldn't figure out what went where and why? Yet, surprise, surprise.  Nothing was done.  There has to be transparency.  There is none.  Why would these thieving bastards want any?  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  How else could they so easily steal and loot with virtual impunity?  Worse, this reinforces jackbooted power in this goddamned, godforsaken hell hole County.

The public has a right to know the histories of the Sheriff's goons.  Clearly, the Sheriff doesn't think so.  That is, where they came from.  Why they left where they were.  What is happening here is the Sheriff is using 'personnel matters' as a convenient excuse to deny the public access to the history of outrageously corrupt, abusive, inept officers who are no more than criminals themselves.

He's protecting his outrageously corrupt, abusive, inept jackbooted bastards.  Worse, the standards imposed by sheriff's offices statewide with the exception of metropolitan counties are well below those of DPS and city police departments.  Why?  So the corruption, abuse, ineptness, and outright stealing can continue unabated?  This has to change.  ... Can't have that, can we?  Sheriff?  TL?

The public should understand Llano County authorities have it all sewn up.  Did you know the Texas Attorney General does not have the authority to investigate and prosecute County authorities on his own?  The District Attorney has to call for an investigation by the Texas Rangers.  Then, the State can prosecute if it so chooses.

Consequently?  Guess what?  Nothing will happen.  Nothing ever does.  The goddamned corruption continues unabated until you, the public, pressure authorities.  Precisely, why we all enjoy the 'best' government money can buy. Literally.  Without question, the corrupt, abusive, inept sons of bitches are all bought and paid for.  Firmly clamped to the taxpayer tit.  Dependent on money looted from innocent citizens caught in their web.  Phony fines and court costs cleverly designed to f--k the innocent and enrich the pieces of shit who falsely believe they run and own Llano County. Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?

Interestingly, the former Sheriff and District Attorney were reportedly forced to retire after an outrageous scandal involving a drunk driving police officer from out of town.  Including special treatment of the drunken son of a bitch that no other citizen caught doing the same would have been afforded.  An honest, honorable Llano County Deputy suffered the consequences. Forget?  Great officers do not last in this hell hole County. ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?

With all ongoing abuse in this goddamned County, one thing remains for damned sure.  We're just getting started, Sheriff.  You will continue to be exposed for whom and what you and your corrupt, abusive, inept jackbooted bastards have become, truly are, not what you phonies purport to be, that is, how you continue to f--k over a public you've falsely sworn to protect and defend.  -- Exposure, the only way short of an unwanted dreaded revolution to force desperately needed change in a goddamned fascist police-state. The Fourth Reich.

Have your jackbooted thugs been tested for steroids, Sheriff?  If you've nothing to hide, Bill, release the results of all drug testing.  'Personnel matters?'  Bullshit.  Looted taxpayers have the right to know.  They're footing the bill for all this goddamned corruption, abuse, ineptness. When will you and the boys end the shakedowns?  Looting of the innocent to line County coffers?  No honor at all?

Where are your swastika armbands, you fascist son of a bitch?  You and your thugs remain out of uniform.  Once again, Sheriff, and ad nauseum, did you and/or your goons pressure Schilling to exit the race?  Did you steal the election? If so, an aggressively stupid, achingly gutless public gets what it truly deserves.  One of the most corrupt, abusive, inept 'law' 'enforcement' agencies in our formerly great country.


9-28-18

Have any information, knowledge of, experience with a purportedly non-profit volunteer clean-up group called Looking Forward In Llano County affiliated with the Llano County Attorney's Office?  Email this publication at libertyinperil@protonmail.com to provide information and/or arrange a meeting to discuss this matter.  If requested, your identity will be protected.  The question is quite simple.  Is this group what it claims to be and on the level?


9-28-18

Highly reminiscent of our outrageously bought and paid for judiciary, Llano County prosecutors, Sheriff Bill Blackburn and his criminal SS jackbooted bastards in black who continue to egregiously disgrace themselves and the badge, do as they please regardless of the law and Constitution, carefully consider the following.  It's appalling.  Runs against the grain of everything our formerly great country once stood for.  No longer.

Think law enforcement capable of smartening up, putting an end to racial profiling?  CBS News reports:

"Shelia Stubbs, who is about to be the first black state assemblywoman in Wisconsin's 77th District, was campaigning door-to-door for votes when the police showed up. "I felt humiliated. I felt outraged, I felt angry. I felt embarrassed," Stubbs, 47, said. Madison police said they got a 911 call about a "suspicious vehicle." The police report said the male caller "thinks they are waiting for drugs at the local drug house."

Give me a break.  Where's the judgment of the responding officer?  Up her gluteus maximi?

"The police officer questioned Stubbs, who had her campaign literature in hand."

Since when the hell is knocking on someone's door probable cause of a crime?

"'Well, how do you know what doors to knock on?' And I said, the walk list. And she said, 'Can I see it?' And I said, sure, here you go, and then she said, 'I'm really sorry that that happened to you,'" Stubbs said."

The cop had her head securely lodged where the sun seldom shines.  ... Right, Sheriff?  An achingly hollow apology means shit squat.  ... Right, Bill?  Where was follow up on the asshole calling in the false report?  Where?

"Her 8-year-old daughter was inside the vehicle along with Stubbs' 71-year-old mother."

Can't confuse the jackbooted bastards in blue with the truth.

"Stubbs is the second black woman to be questioned by police while campaigning in recent months. Back in July, a deputy confronted an Oregon state senator, Janelle Bynum, who was campaigning for re-election."

Readers will recall that case was covered here in this publication and elsewhere.

"Bynum said on Facebook: "I asked to meet my constituent who thought I was suspicious," adding that "the officer called her, we talked and she did apologize." As for Stubbs, she never spoke to the anonymous man who called the police on her. But if they're listening, she said she wants them "to see that I made it." "I am now your representative," she added."

No better revenge than the truth.  LOL.  Get this:

"Stubbs won nearly 50 percent of the primary vote in her county. Since she's running unopposed, she will take her seat in the Wisconsin Assembly this January."

Congratulations, Assemblywoman.  Hat's off.  Racial profiling must end.  ... Hear the rumble?

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9-28-18

Highly reminiscent of our outrageously bought and paid for judiciary, Llano County prosecutors, Sheriff Bill Blackburn and his criminal SS jackbooted bastards in black who continue to egregiously disgrace themselves and the badge, do as they please regardless of the law and Constitution, carefully consider the following.  It's appalling.  Runs against the grain of everything our formerly great country once stood for.  No longer.

Think the following nothing more than an accident?  Proverbial 'Act of God?'  CBS News reports:

"As South Carolina rivers overflowed from Florence's torrential rain, deputies taking two women to a mental health facility drove into floodwaters that engulfed their van and trapped the women inside, officials said Wednesday. The two deputies worked to free the women, who were being transported Tuesday night as part of a court order, but were not able to save them from the back of the van, Horry County Sheriff Phillip Thompson told reporters."

Not quite that simple.  Re-read the above paragraph.  Drove into the floodwaters.

"Thompson identified the women as Wendy Newton, 45, and Nicolette Green, 43. Earlier Wednesday, Marion County Coroner Jerry Richardson had identified Newton with a different last name. CBS affiliate WLTX-TV contacted Green's family, who released the following statement: "We want those who are responsible to be held accountable," it reads in part. "These women were not inmates or criminals. They were women who voluntarily sought help. They trusted the hospitals and the Sheriff Deputies with their lives and that trust was abused. We want answers."

Here's the problem:

"Thompson told reporters that deputies appear to have driven around a barrier blocking the road but the investigation is ongoing. "It hasn't been confirmed to me that they did, but here's my question: There's barriers there. It could be assumed that he did," Thompson said Wednesday. Rescue crews needed about 45 minutes to find the van, which was underwater at that point, and plucked the Horry County deputies from the roof, the sheriff said. Officials said the van was in Marion County near the Little Pee Dee River, one of the bodies of water state officials are watching closely after Florence."

Inexplicable.

"Justin Bamberg, a state lawmaker and lawyer who has represented the families of several people injured or killed by law enforcement officers, said he's perplexed by the decision to transport anyone in such uncertain weather conditions. "If that road is in an area where it is a flood risk, and waters were rising, why were they driving on that road anyway?" he said. "People need to know exactly how it happened. It makes it seem like someone took a very unnecessary risk in creating the problem in the first place."

You think?

"The incident has spawned investigations by the State Law Enforcement Division and Highway Patrol. Thompson said he has also begun an internal investigation and put the deputies involved - Joshua Bishop and Stephen Flood - on administrative leave."

Paid vacation?

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9-28-18

Highly reminiscent of our outrageously bought and paid for judiciary, Llano County prosecutors, Sheriff Bill Blackburn and his criminal SS jackbooted bastards in black who continue to egregiously disgrace themselves and the badge, do as they please regardless of the law and Constitution, carefully consider the following.  It's appalling.  Runs against the grain of everything our formerly great country once stood for.  No longer.

Dallas Police Chief stonewalling.  CBS News reports:

"Dallas Police Chief U. Reneé Hall has issued a statement explaining why no disciplinary action has been taken against Officer Amber Guyger. Guyger is charged with manslaughter after she shot 26-year-old Botham Jean, her neighbor, on Sept. 6 at his apartment."

Here's her statement:

"There is one overriding reason that I have not taken any administrative or employment action against Officer Amber Guyger. I don't want to interfere with the on-going criminal investigation into her actions.

"Here's why. As an employer, DPD can compel Officer Guyger to provide a statement during a DPD administrative investigation and those statements given to DPD could potentially compromise the criminal investigation.

"That is not a risk I am willing to take. We cannot let the criminal case be determined on a 'technicality' rather than the facts. An exhaustive and thorough criminal investigation is essential, and as soon as we are assured that conducting an administrative investigation will not impede on the criminal investigation, we will proceed."

The above statement is not credible.  Here's why:

"Dallas lawyer and former police officer Pete Schulte told CBS Dallas/Fort Worth that he questions the chief's statement. "Both the internal investigation and the criminal investigation should be ongoing at the same time," he said. "There is no ability for the internal affairs investigation to cross over to what the Texas Rangers are doing. It doesn't make any sense legally why these two investigations cannot be going on simultaneously, like they have happened in every other case."

Chief sorely lacks credibility.  Apparently, continues to do all she can to protect her murderous officer.

"Last week, attorneys for Jean's family accused Dallas police of trying to "assassinate his character" and expressed fury that authorities sought a search warrant that resulted in the discovery of marijuana in the victim's apartment."

At the same time, no search warrant was issued and/or executed to search the home of the officer. Why not?  Why no equal treatment?  Was the marijuana and grinder planted by the criminal jackbooted bastards in blue?

"At a news conference, the lawyers said the search warrant, which allowed investigators to look for drugs, should have never been issued.  Lee Merritt, one of the Jean family attorneys, said  that investigators wasted no time in digging for dirt they could use to smear Jean's name. Within hours of Jean being shot, they asked a judge for a warrant to search his home for drugs, among other things."

Fascinating, isn't it?  Bastards are protecting their own.  No equal justice.  By design.

"On the night that he was killed, the Dallas Police Department investigators were interested specifically in finding information that could help assassinate his character," Merritt said."

The American Way.  Precisely, why there is desperate need for a new federal agency whose only mission would be to investigate, arrest, charge, prosecute criminal officers, prosecutors, and judges in a special court whose sole function would be to adjudicate such cases.  Total independence.

Pressure had to have been intense on the Chief.  CBS News reports:

"A white police officer who shot and killed her black neighbor in his apartment was fired by the Dallas Police Department on Monday. Dallas Police Chief U. Renee Hall fired Amber Guyger after an internal investigation determined the former officer "engaged in adverse conduct" when she was arrested on manslaughter charges, according to a news release.

"Lee Merritt, a lawyer for the Jean family, said they were told about Hall's plans to fire Guyger on Sunday. His office said Hall explained that a premature suspension could have compromised the criminal case against Guyger."

The hell it could.  The Chief was protecting her murderous officer.

"The Jean family expressed satisfaction in this explanation and in Guyger's termination. We see it as an initial victory — well received on the day Botham Jean is laid to rest in his native country in St. Lucia," Merritt's office said in a statement, adding that they are committed to see a "proper murder indictment, conviction and appropriate sentencing."

Wouldn't hold your breath, Counselor.  Then again, pressure is mounting.

NBC News reports:

"The dismissal of Amber Guyger was announced by Dallas Police Chief Reneé Hall on Twitter. Guyger, who was hired in November 2013, was fired after an Internal Affairs investigation concluded that the officer "engaged in adverse conduct when she was arrested for Manslaughter," the chief's Tweet read. Hall's tweet shed no new light on the death of Botham Jean, a 26-year-old native of the Caribbean island of St. Lucia. It remains unclear why the officer opened fire or what she may have been doing before she returned to her building after working a full shift."

The Washington Post reports:

"Police Chief U. Reneé Hall had been under public pressure for weeks to fire Guyger, who had been with the department since 2013. Last week, the chief released a statement arguing that opening an administrative investigation into the officer could “compromise the criminal investigation." Nevertheless, police opened an internal affairs investigation into Guyger after her arrest, according to Monday’s statement. Its conclusions were discussed during a hearing on Monday, and “Officer Guyger was terminated for her actions."

Magnanimous of the Department, no?

"The statement says Guyger “engaged in adverse conduct when she was arrested,” but police told The Washington Post that she was fired simply because she had been arrested — not for anything she did during the apprehension."

How about that?

"The statement notes that Guyger can appeal her firing. Police did not comment on whether Hall is still concerned about her administrative action compromising the criminal investigation."

Jesus Christ.  Give me a break.

Gets worse.  Get this.  Insult to injury.  CBS News reports:

"The firing of a white Dallas police officer who fatally shot her black neighbor inside his own apartment was premature and unfair, an attorney for the officer says."

Goddamned shyster has his head securely lodged up his clueless ass.

"Robert Rogers, who represents the fired officer, Amber Guyger, said Monday night that Police Chief U. Renee Hall "bowed to pressure from anti-police groups and took action before all of the facts had been gathered and due process was afforded."

Jesus Christ.  Kill a cop, even in self-defense, guess what?  Get immediately arrested, jailed, charged with capital murder, prosecuted, convicted, then executed in Nazi Texas after all appeals are exhausted.  -- That's if the criminal jackbooted bastards in blue don't summarily execute you at the scene.

Clearly, Guyger was not accorded equal treatment a civilian would have been subject to under similar circumstances.  Remains a problem in case after case after case all across our formerly great country when police murder innocent unarmed civilians while on duty.  This is one reason why our country is coming apart at the seams.  ... Right, Sheriff?

"That's not the way our system of justice should work," Rogers said in his first statement since the shooting."

If it's good enough for civilians under similar circumstances, why isn't it good enough for the criminal jackbooted murderous bastards in blue, Counselor?

"He called the Sept. 6 shooting that left 26-year-old Botham Jean dead "a tragic mistake" and said "words can never express our sorrow for the pain suffered by those who knew and loved" Jean. Rogers added that Guyger "is completely devastated by what happened."

Called murder, Counselor.  Special treatment accorded the criminal murderous jackbooted bastards in blue.  Has to change.  ... Hear the rumble?  Too deaf to hear?  Or, is the problem hopeless aggressive stupidity, Aryan arrogance?  Forget?  The murderous officer keeps changing her story.  Contradicts witnesses.  Wake up, Counselor.

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9-28-18

Highly reminiscent of our outrageously bought and paid for judiciary, Llano County prosecutors, Sheriff Bill Blackburn and his criminal SS jackbooted bastards in black who continue to egregiously disgrace themselves and the badge, do as they please regardless of the law and Constitution, carefully consider the following.  It's appalling.  Runs against the grain of everything our formerly great country once stood for.  No longer.

Jackbooted Border Patrol bastards continue to harass innocent citizens.  NPR reports:

"U.S. Border Patrol agents are boarding buses from private lines like Greyhound and Concord Coach within 100 miles of a U.S. border, asking passengers if they're American citizens. It turns out agents are empowered to do this through a little-known law called the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952. There are more and more reports of officers stopping cars and buses."

No probable cause.  Unconstitutional harassment of innocent American citizens.

"Here's what happens, according to Dennis Harmon, division chief for the Border Patrol Houlton sector in Maine. Border Patrol agents set up immigration checkpoints on highways within 100 miles of a U.S. border. They stop every vehicle traveling on the road, and ask each person if they are a U.S. citizen. If the person replies, 'Yes,' they are a citizen, in most cases, they are free to go."

Nazi SS jackbooted bastards in Nazi America.  Fascist police-state.

"If they are a citizen of the United States, there is no law or regulation that requires them to carry identification saying they're a citizen," Harmon tells Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd. "That simple verbal declaration of 'I was born in Lewiston, Maine, or Sioux Falls,' and that proves they're a United States citizen."

None of the goddamned government's business.  No probable cause a crime has been committed.  No reason to believe their intended target is not an American citizen during a roadblock of all traffic.  The jackbooted bastards are on a fishing expedition.

"But it's up to the discretion of the officer to believe that the person is really a citizen. While U.S. citizens do not have to show officers documentation to prove they are a citizen, Harmon says non-U.S. citizens who have legal status are required by law to carry their papers."

Fascist police-state quickly transitioning to the Trump nazi's Fourth Reich.

"This discretion is raising questions among civil rights advocates about whether racial profiling is at play."

What else could it be?

"Border Patrol says these checkpoints are nothing new. While the actual number is unknown, the American Civil Liberties Union says, according to news reports, that the federal government operates almost 170 checkpoints within the border zone."

Nazi SS jackbooted tactics in a democratic republic that remains so in name only.

"But Border Patrol sometimes gets it wrong. In 2012, the New York legal aid group Families for Freedom successfully sued for records that showed at a bus station in Rochester, Border Patrol agents mistakenly arrested 300 people with legal status over the course of four years. The ACLU has filed Freedom of Information Act lawsuits in Michigan, Southern California and Arizona hoping to force Border Patrol to turn over records of how often people are wrongfully detained at immigration checkpoints, says Thomas Dresslar, an ACLU spokesperson. Customs and Border Protection, which oversees U.S. Border Patrol, declined to comment on the pending lawsuits."

No foreign power, no terrorist organization, not even the criminal element presents a greater threat to life, liberty, all civil and constitutional rights and liberties than all levels and branches of government, -- including law enforcement.

"Not only is racial profiling at play, but the ACLU contends that Border Patrol agents are violating the Fourth Amendment, which protects Americans from unreasonable searches and seizures. In May, the ACLU won a lawsuit against Border Patrol earlier this year after it used an immigration checkpoint in New Hampshire to search cars for illegal drugs."

Jackbooted nazi motherf--kers.  The Fourth Amendment has clearly been bastardized by the courts:

"The Fourth Amendment does apply in the so-called 100-mile zone," says Emma Bond, a staff attorney with the ACLU in Maine. "[Customs and Border Protection] does claim that within this 100-miles that they can stop anyone without a warrant, without probable cause, without reasonable suspicion. And yet, all of those things are the hallmark of Fourth Amendment protections."

Direct violation and abrogation of the Fourth Amendment by the nazis in government.

"Civil rights and immigration advocates also say that the 100-mile zone is too large. According to the ACLU, nearly two-thirds of the U.S. population live within the 100-mile zone, due to the location of many major cities along the coasts."

... Hear the rumble?

"This means that if you live in Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island or Vermont, you are completely or almost entirely within the zone and can be subject to Border Patrol immigration checkpoints."

Raw nazism.

"If you do come face-to-face with an officer, Bond says you can invoke your right to remain silent and say you do not consent to a search. You can also use your smartphone or other device to record the interaction as long as you don't interfere with the officer, she says."

Resist lawfully.  Do so peacefully.  Make it as difficult as you can for these goddamned nazi storm troopers.

"It really is a question of what kind of society we want to live in," she says. "Well, I don't want to live in a society where I could be stopped by an armed law enforcement officer when I'm boarding a bus, when I'm going to the grocery store, when I'm going to work. And yet that's what [Customs and Border Protection] claims that they can do."

Only because we, The People, gutlessly allow this.  Cowardly, look the other way when nazis in our legislative bodies erode all civil and constitutional rights and liberties with outrageously unconstitutional legislation.  Cowardly, do the same when the judiciary bastardizes the Constitution and Bill of Rights to unconstitutionally expand Executive power.

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9-28-18

Highly reminiscent of our outrageously bought and paid for judiciary, Llano County prosecutors, Sheriff Bill Blackburn and his criminal SS jackbooted bastards in black who continue to egregiously disgrace themselves and the badge, do as they please regardless of the law and Constitution, carefully consider the following.  It's appalling.  Runs against the grain of everything our formerly great country once stood for.  No longer.

The following is pathetic.  Hard to believe still goes on in 2018.  CBS News reports:

"A New Jersey sheriff who was recorded making disparaging remarks about African-Americans and the state's first Sikh attorney general has resigned, the Bergen County Sheriff's Office said Friday in a statement.  "The Bergen County Sheriff's Office announces that effective this date and at this time Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino has submitted his resignation as the Sheriff of Bergen County," said the statement, posted on Facebook. The statement said four others also resigned, effective immediately: Executive Undersheriff George Buono, Undersheriff Robert Colaneri, Undersheriff Brian Smith and Undersheriff Joseph Hornyak."

Here's the issue:

"WNYC public radio obtained the tape from a person who was present during the meeting between Saudino and subordinates. It was recorded on the day of Gov. Phil Murphy's inauguration in January. On the recording, Saudino is heard saying Attorney General Gurbir Grewal was appointed because of "the turban." He also said Murphy's policies would allow blacks to "come in, do whatever the (expletive) they want, smoke their marijuana, do this, do that. And don't worry about it. We'll tie the hands of cops." On the tape, Saudino also wonders aloud whether Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver, who is not married, is gay."

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9-28-18

Highly reminiscent of our outrageously bought and paid for judiciary, Llano County prosecutors, Sheriff Bill Blackburn and his criminal SS jackbooted bastards in black who continue to egregiously disgrace themselves and the badge, do as they please regardless of the law and Constitution, carefully consider the following.  It's appalling.  Runs against the grain of everything our formerly great country once stood for.  No longer.

The following is inexplicable.  Could have turned out far worse, however.  CBS News reports:

"Two Maryland police officers were shot while serving a drug-related search warrant at the wrong apartment late Wednesday, according to law enforcement officials. The resident shot the officers as soon as they opened the door, thinking they were home invaders, authorities said. No criminal charges will be filed against the man, Prince George's County Police Chief Hank Stawinski said Thursday. Stawinski apologized for the error and said he has halted executing search warrants until the department reviews its procedures, news outlets reported. "The individual that we are targeting does not live at that address ... a law-abiding, hard-working citizen of Prince George's County and his daughter were home at the point where we were executing that search warrant," Stawinski said."

How does a f--kup like this occur?  Don't police do their 'homework' first?

"Both Prince George's County Police Department officers were flown to a Baltimore shock trauma center with injuries that did not appear to be life threatening, department spokeswoman Jennifer Donelan told reporters early Thursday. As of Thursday afternoon, one officer has been released from the hospital. The other remained hospitalized to undergo surgery on an arm."

Fortunately, both idiots were not killed.  To say nothing of the property owner who was shot at by police.  When will police finally smarten up?

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9-28-18

Highly reminiscent of our outrageously bought and paid for judiciary, Llano County prosecutors, Sheriff Bill Blackburn and his criminal SS jackbooted bastards in black who continue to egregiously disgrace themselves and the badge, do as they please regardless of the law and Constitution, carefully consider the following.  It's appalling.  Runs against the grain of everything our formerly great country once stood for.  No longer.

Shoot first, ask questions later.  Fascist police-state.  Nazi America.  ABC News reports:

"The Oakland Police Department has released body-camera video connected to the deadly police shooting of a man who was found passed out behind the wheel of his car in the California city’s Grand Lake neighborhood.  Police officer Nicole Rhodes shot and killed Demouria Hogg, 30, the morning of June 6, 2015, after she believed he was in possession of a lethal weapon and intended to cause harm, authorities say. The body-camera footage, released Monday three years after the incident in response to a public records request forcing police to make it available, shows the tense moments leading up to and after the shooting of Hogg."

Why did it take three years to release this video?

"At about 7:30 a.m. that morning, the Oakland Fire Department notified police of a black male who appeared to be asleep in a gray BMW 520i with the engine running and what appeared to be a firearm resting on the front passenger seat, according to the Alameda District Attorney’s Office. After arriving at the scene, officers attempted to the revive the man for over 40 minutes but he remained unresponsive, authorities say."

Why weren't paramedics immediately called?  If they in fact were there, why did it take over 40 minutes for police to finally act?

"Two tactical teams were deployed to remove the man from the vehicle, including two officers tasked with providing lethal cover, according to the district attorney."

Jesus Christ.  Keystone Kops?

"Officer Rhodes can be heard in the footage shouting at the man, “Don’t move, don’t move,” as another officer shatters the driver’s side window with a hook. The officers can be heard repeatedly yelling “Taser, Taser, Taser,” as a stun gun is shot through the driver’s window and the man begins to stir inside the vehicle. In an interview conducted by the district attorney, Rhodes said she saw Hogg lean back and reach behind the front passenger seat with his right hand as she yelled, “Put your hands up.” Rhodes said she then saw the man reach forward, at which point she fired two rounds from her service revolver into the vehicle, fearing that her life and those of the other officers were in danger, according to the district attorney."

Jackbooted murderous motherf--kers.  Best in policing, right, Sheriff?

Kicker?  Get this:

"The video doesn’t show whether Hogg moved before Rhodes shot him."

Couldn't be the murderous officer lied, could it?

"A .45-caliber semiautomatic Glock firearm with an extended magazine loaded with 19 to 20 rounds and one live round in the chamber were later recovered at the scene, according to the district attorney."

Could it have been a 'throwaway' planted by the murderous jackbooted bastards in blue?  If everything was on the up and up, why didn't police immediately release the video?  The public is entitled to this information.  Have a right to know.  Why aren't corrupt, abusive, murderous officers held criminally accountable for their crimes?

The officer was not held criminally accountable.  Surprised?  Why?  Kicker?  Get this:

"The city of Oakland agreed later that year to pay the Hogg family $1 million as part of a lawsuit settlement. The Oakland Police Department did not respond to ABC News’ request for comment."

Imagine that.  No justice.  If this officer is indeed innocent, why did the goddamned city pay such a settlement?  Lying, criminal, jackbooted bastards.

Cowardly fail to financially and/or materially support those fighting for all civil and constitutional rights and liberties at great personal cost and risk?  Get what you truly deserve.


9-28-18

Highly reminiscent of our outrageously bought and paid for judiciary, Llano County prosecutors, Sheriff Bill Blackburn and his criminal SS jackbooted bastards in black who continue to egregiously disgrace themselves and the badge, do as they please regardless of the law and Constitution, carefully consider the following.  It's appalling.  Runs against the grain of everything our formerly great country once stood for.  No longer.

No systemic cancer within the law enforcement community?  Wake up.  ABC News reports:

"Authorities say a sheriff's deputy fatally shot his wife and then killed himself in Florida early Monday, leaving four children in their home."

Appalling.  Pitiful.  Pathetic.  Best in law enforcement?

"Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco says a 14-year-old ran from the home and called 911 after hearing an argument and a gunshot. He said the children weren't physically hurt."

Damaged for life.  Due to their father's insanity.

"Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister identified the deputy as 39-year-old Kirk M. Keithley, a nine-year veteran of his department. The Tampa Bay Times says the Pasco sheriff's office identified the victim as his 33-year-old wife, Samantha Keithley."

Where the hell is the vetting?  Both before and during employment?

"Nocco said his deputies had not previously been called to their home in Land O'Lakes. Chronister said Keithley was reprimanded in 2016 for "misuse of communications facilities" and received a letter of counseling after an "avoidable traffic crash" in 2011."

Why wasn't he fired?  Why are these f--kers nearly always protected, coddled?  Hardly ever held fully accountable for anything?

Cowardly fail to financially and/or materially support those fighting for all civil and constitutional rights and liberties at great personal cost and risk?  Get what you truly deserve.


9-28-18

Highly reminiscent of our outrageously bought and paid for judiciary, Llano County prosecutors, Sheriff Bill Blackburn and his criminal SS jackbooted bastards in black who continue to egregiously disgrace themselves and the badge, do as they please regardless of the law and Constitution, carefully consider the following.  It's appalling.  Runs against the grain of everything our formerly great country once stood for.  No longer.

More of the same old shit in a fascist police-state, quickly transitioning to the Trump nazi's Fourth Reich.  CBS News reports:

"A judge has cleared 18 more men of drug convictions that resulted from investigations by a corrupt Chicago police sergeant and his crew of tactical officers, reports CBS Chicago. The exonerations brought to 42 the total number of overturned convictions linked to then-Sgt. Ronald Watts since 2016, the Chicago Tribune reported."

What took so long?

"The latest reversals all involve drug cases brought between 2003 and 2008, court records show. The defendants received sentences ranging from probation to four years in prison, so any that were locked up were released long ago. Cook County State's Attorney Kimberly Foxx, who requested the cases be tossed, apologized to the men who were cleared on Monday. She said she hopes dismissing their cases rights wrongs of the past, and proves to the community that the justice system works."

Horse shit.  Unadulterated.  The justice system does not work.  Has not for decades.  Above?  Just tip of the iceberg.  Removal of a conviction does not, by itself, correct the wrong, damage done.  These defendants will suffer the consequences the rest of their lives.  Certainly, to their ruined reputations.

To say nothing of rampant prejudice running roughshod throughout society that will follow these defendants the rest of their lives.  Forget?  Lunatics in this country believe police do no wrong.  Many will continue to believe these defendants guilty.  Certainly continue to be discriminated against seeking employment, housing, etc..  No matter the goddamned law and the United States Constitution.  ... Right, Sheriff?

"We could not stand behind the integrity of these cases because of the behavior of Mr. Watts," Foxx said, according to the the Chicago Tribune. "When things have gone wrong, we have to actively work to fix them."

You haven't done anywhere near enough.

"The Conviction Integrity Unit at Foxx's office is still working on dozens of cases tied to Watts, trying to determine if any other convictions were the result of frame-ups. The 18 cases dismissed Monday include one in which the defendant alleged that Watts had framed him for narcotics possession because his brother had failed to pay $5,000 in protection money. Many such allegations that Watts and his crew extorted drug dealers and residents swirled around them for years, despite complaints to the police department and statements made during court hearings."

Government needs to do far, far more compensating victims of this goddamned shit.  Legally loot taxpayers to do so.  No better way to force desperately needed change.  ... Right, Sheriff?

"Joshua Tepfer, who represented 12 of the men whose cases were dismissed Monday, said the fact that Watts was allowed to operate for so long even though his corruption was an "open secret" among police leadership illustrates a "total failure of the system." "My clients told everyone about it, and no one believed them," said Tepfer, an attorney for the Exoneration Project at the University of Chicago Law School. "They told police investigators, they told judges, defense attorneys and prosecutors. Their complaints were dismissed and ignored."

Forget?  The American Way.  As American as mom and apple pie.  ... Right, Sheriff?

"Dozens of men and women have said Watts and his team terrorized them in or near the former Ida B. Wells housing project in Bronzeville between 2003 and 2008, CBS Chicago reports. Watts and his officers allegedly planted drugs on suspects and falsified police reports."

Same shit goes on all over our formerly great country.  ... Right, Sheriff?

"This crew of officers was just dirty," Tepfer said, according to the station. "They were really dirty, and they were really dirty for a long time, and these are just made-up cases. There's no victims, they're just made-up cases. The victims are these men."

Sound familiar, Sheriff?

"Watts and another officer were arrested in 2012 when they shook down a drug courier who turned out to be an FBI informant. Both pleaded guilty and were sentenced to federal prison. Watts, who received a 22-month term, was released in 2015 and later moved to Las Vegas, records show."

Slap on the wrist, right, Sheriff?  Jackbooted bastards should have been executed by the state.  Statutes need to change across the country allowing such in states that retain capital punishment.  Not just equal treatment, however.  Hold these bastards to a higher standard.  After all, they're cops.  Supposed to set an example.  ... Right, Bill?

"Men whose convictions were dismissed have filed at least 23 wrongful conviction federal lawsuits against Watts and the city. Those cases are pending, and the new dismissals Monday will likely lead to more lawsuits."

Sue the living shit out of the bastards.  Do all you can to bankrupt the City.  Only way to end this ongoing, egregious injustice.

"Chicago's troubled police force has been involved in series of scandals in recent decades and misconduct settlements, verdicts and legal fees that have cost the city more than $700 million in the last 15 or so years."

Clearly, nowhere near enough.

Corruption within law enforcement remains an existential threat to life, liberty, all civil and constitutional rights and liberties.  So what else is new?  ... Right, Sheriff?  Same old duplicitous shit occurs right here in Nazi Llano County.  ... Doesn't it, Bill?  Think it'll change any time soon?  Don't hold your breath, readers.  Not how things work in Nazi America, right, Sheriff?  Highly reminiscent of how your goons operate though, isn't it, Bill?

Forget?  'Stupid is as stupid does.'  F--ked up is f--ked up no matter where.  Problem throughout all law enforcement.  Including right here in Nazi Llano County, right, Sheriff?  Too many officers clearly have their heads securely lodged where the sun seldom shines.  Egregious insanity continues to be perpetrated by the criminal jackbooted bastards in blue.  Ongoing issue.  All over our formerly great country.

Not just in Dallas as in the Guyger case, but all over the nation.  No end to it.  Surprised? Why?  In today's increasingly national socialist climate anything goes, right, Bill?  Live in a de facto fascist police-state, quickly transitioning to the Trump nazi's Fourth Reich.  Certainly, a problem here in Nazi Llano County, isn't it, Sheriff?  Except your goons aren't held accountable when they egregiously f--k up. Ever.  By design.

Precisely why you refuse to release information on your deputies to the long-suffering public?  That is, employment history, criminal background, results of drug testing, etc..  ... Got to protect your criminal jackbooted thugs preying on the citizenry with virtual impunity, right, sir?

Equally pointedly, why hasn't Llano County Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764 been held criminally accountable for egregious abuse of power involving denial of property rights to a Kingsland property owner?  To say nothing of consequent resultant physical damage done to a motor home on that property.

Cowardly fail to financially and/or materially support those fighting for all civil and constitutional rights and liberties at great personal cost and risk?  Get what you truly deserve.


9-28-18

Highly reminiscent of our outrageously bought and paid for judiciary, Llano County prosecutors, Sheriff Bill Blackburn and his criminal SS jackbooted bastards in black who continue to egregiously disgrace themselves and the badge, do as they please regardless of the law and Constitution, carefully consider the following.  It's appalling.  Runs against the grain of everything our formerly great country once stood for.  No longer.

Hell hath no fury like a criminal jackbooted bastard.  ... Right, Sheriff?  In follow up to an earlier case reported here and elsewhere, CBS News reports:

"A Philadelphia [woman] who was arrested at a New Jersey beach over Memorial Day weekend has been indicted on two counts of aggravated assault of a police officer, CBS Philly reports. Emily Weinman also faces single counts of resisting arrest, throwing bodily fluids, and obstruction in the indictment handed up last week by a Cape May County grand jury. Weinman's controversial arrest was caught on video. Widely-shared cellphone footage showed one officer pinning down the 20-year-old as another hit her several times."

Do these jackbooted bastards in blue do the same to their wives, girlfriends, children?  ... Do they, Sheriff?

"Wildwood New Jersey police officers attempted to cite the 20-year-old for possessing alcohol at the beach. She said she wasn't drinking and the alcohol containers around her were sealed. Weinman willingly took two breathalyzer tests. Both came back negative. "I ask them, 'Do you guys have anything better to do?' There's so much stuff going on and you're trying to stop people for underage drinking and you see I didn't drink," Weinman said. "He was like, 'That's it. I was going to let you go, but now I'm going to write you up.'"  She admits she had "a little attitude."

So does New Jersey girl Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway.  Make her a criminal as well?

"He hadn't told her that she had committed any crime. He hadn't told her, 'I'm going to issue you a summons.' He hadn't told her any of those things. And then he says, 'Oh, you're about to get dropped,'" said Weinman's attorney, Stephen Dicht. In police bodycam video, Weinman told the officer, "Don't touch me." "All right, you're about to get dropped," the officer responded. Moments later, the officer's body camera showed him on top of Weinman. He then appeared to hit her repeatedly."

Precisely, how the criminal jackbooted bastards in blue get their cookies off.  Manly men, right, Sheriff?

"A bystander also caught the moment on their cell phone. The officer explained his use of force later on the bodycam. "She tried kicking at us, so we slammed her on the ground," the officer said. "She kicked him. And then I just, I hit her a couple of times."

Cream your pants, Officer?  Change them after you got back to the precinct?

"She was charged, among other things, with spitting on the officer. "I got sand in my mouth. So when they smashed my head into the ground, I had all this sand in my mouth... when they got me on my stomach, I turned around to go spit it out," Weinman said. Weinman said in June that she's not a criminal. "I'm not a bad person," she told CBS News. The officers involved were cleared of wrongdoing."

Imagine that.  Couldn't be, could it?

"Weinman rejected a plea bargain offer in July."

Good for you, girl.  Stand up to the jackbooted bastards.  Think a jury trial isn't in order?  Say nothing of a lawsuit?

Cowardly fail to financially and/or materially support those fighting for all civil and constitutional rights and liberties at great personal cost and risk?  Get what you truly deserve.


9-28-18

Highly reminiscent of our outrageously bought and paid for judiciary, Llano County prosecutors, Sheriff Bill Blackburn and his criminal SS jackbooted bastards in black who continue to egregiously disgrace themselves and the badge, do as they please regardless of the law and Constitution, carefully consider the following.  It's appalling.  Runs against the grain of everything our formerly great country once stood for.  No longer.

Think racism isn't alive and well in law enforcement.  Better vetting not desperately needed? The Washington Post reports:

"A Detroit police officer has been fired after reportedly posting a video of himself in uniform saying “another night to Rangel up these zoo animals,” misspelling “wrangle.”

Pitiful, isn't it?  Appalling ignorance.

"Police Chief James Craig said at a news conference Monday that the officer, Sean Bostwick, 27, had been fired, according to local news reports. “He was terminated,” Craig said, according to the Detroit News. “This is his last day on our payroll. Tomorrow, he will no longer be a Detroit police officer. He is clear on that.” Craig described the outcry from the social media post, saying that Bostwick “took responsibility for it.” “He admitted that he did this. He said he didn’t mean it the way it came off.”

How else could it have been meant?

"Bostwick shared the image of himself with the offensive caption on Snapchat on Sunday before he started his shift, the Detroit Free Press reported. It later circulated widely on social media, drawing heated community backlash."

Aggressive stupidity at its very worst.

"Many saw a racist undertone to Bostwick’s post. Bostwick is white; Detroit is 80 percent black, according to recent census estimates. Bostwick had been with the police department for about a year and a half but “spent much of the time at the academy because of low test scores,” according to the chief, the Detroit News reported. He was still on a probationary period at work, making it easier to dismiss him."

Jesus Christ.  Time to root out this growing cancer within law enforcement.

Cowardly fail to financially and/or materially support those fighting for all civil and constitutional rights and liberties at great personal cost and risk?  Get what you truly deserve.


9-28-18

Highly reminiscent of our outrageously bought and paid for judiciary, Llano County prosecutors, Sheriff Bill Blackburn and his criminal SS jackbooted bastards in black who continue to egregiously disgrace themselves and the badge, do as they please regardless of the law and Constitution, carefully consider the following.  It's appalling.  Runs against the grain of everything our formerly great country once stood for.  No longer.

Yet another example of abusive policing.  ABC News reports:

"A Washington police department said it has opened a use of force investigation on Monday after a video showed an officer using pepper spray on a boy and kicking him in the back."

Does the jackbooted bastard do the same to his own kid?  Wife?  Girlfriend?

"The video, which captured the police officer kicking the boy to the ground as nearby officers yelled "get on the ground," had accumulated nearly 285,000 views on Facebook as of early Tuesday."

Nothing quite like the blinding light of day to expose these pieces of shit for precisely whom and what they are.  ... Right, Sheriff?

"The Yakima Police Department acknowledged that the officer had used "force while effecting an arrest” on Sunday during the Central Washington State Fair in Yakima, about two hours southeast of Seattle, but it did not provide additional details. It did not disclose any information about the officer in question."

The public is entitled to know the identity of the criminal jackbooted bastard.  ... Right, Sheriff?

"Police said a video showed an officer “using force while effecting an arrest” at the Central Washington State Fair in Yakima, Washington. Yakima’s interim police chief, Gary Jones, issued a statement on the police department’s website and Facebook page Monday night, asking witnesses to come forward with any information that may help the investigation. The department's Facebook post had hundreds of reactions and comments by Tuesday morning, with a majority of users expressing outrage over the issue, including some who questioned if the boy might develop spinal injuries due to the impact of the kick."

Jesus Christ.  This goddamned shit never ends.  It's how these pieces of human excrement get their cookies off.  ... Right, Sheriff?

“The Yakima Police Department has been made aware of a video posting that involves a Yakima Police officer using force while effecting an arrest last night,” Jones said Monday. “Maintaining public trust is one of our highest priorities, and in doing so, investigators will be collecting all available evidence as it pertains to a use of force review."

Trust?  What's that?  ... Right, Sheriff?  Empty, hollow, meaningless rhetoric.  No more than self-serving bullshit.

“Anyone with information concerning this event is encouraged to contact the department and share what information they may have,” he added."

What for?  Nothing will be done.  Forget?  The criminal jackbooted bastards in blue protect and coddle their own.  ... Right, Sheriff?

"Jones did not disclose the boy’s age or identity, but a witness told ABC News the boy was a student at Wapato High School in Wapato, Washington."

Why not disclose the identity of the kid and your jackbooted bastard, Chief?  Why are you sitting on this information?  Give the 'officer' time to get his story straight?  You have no credibility, Chief.  None.

"Jasmin Hernandez Cervera, who shared video of the incident on Facebook, said the officers were responding to a chaotic brawl that involved about 15 “young” boys. She said it looked like "any high school fight."

An incident highly trained professional officers should have been able to handle without being abusive, kicking a kid in the back.

"A Washington police department opened use of force investigation on Monday after video showed an officer kicking a boy in the back. Jasmin Hernandez Cervera. It’s unclear if charges were filed in connection with the incident, but Cervera said the boy was escorted out by police. “They were young,” Cervera said. There were no weapons involved, just “kids swinging at each other,” she added.

"Bill Pickett, who identified himself as the boy’s attorney, called the officer’s conduct “abusive and unacceptable,” according to the Yakima Herald. “The family wants justice,” he said. “They need to know that they are heard, and they need to know that this type of conduct is wrong and they need to know that this is going to stop.”

Sue.

Cowardly fail to financially and/or materially support those fighting for all civil and constitutional rights and liberties at great personal cost and risk?  Get what you truly deserve.


9-21-18

As always, when a cop does something heroic, and/or of exceptional benefit to the community, it leads.  Always.  ABC News reports:

"An undercover Fort Worth, Texas, police officer shot in the head in a firefight with a group of armed robbers died late Friday evening, officials said at a midnight press conference, which was posted to the police department’s Facebook page.  Hull, a 17-year veteran of the force, was pronounced dead at 9:40 p.m. Friday at John Peter Smith Hospital, where hundreds of his fellow officers had gathered to keep vigil and show their support, ABC News affiliate WFAA reported.

    "It is with profound sadness that we must inform you that Officer Garrett Hull passed away Friday at 9:40 p.m. He was with family, friends and fellow officers. Please continue to pray for his family and those that need it in this tragic time.#RIP #PoliceFamily
    — Fort Worth Police (@fortworthpd) September 15, 2018"

Sad, sad day.  Horrendous loss.

“We’ve lost a true hero,” said police chief Joel Fitzgerald. “Someone who has dedicated more than one tour of service to this great city...our whole department is hurting right now."  Hull was the first officer from his department to die in the line of duty since 2006.  "Fitzgerald was joined at the press conference by Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price.  "Officer Hull's death is the worst case scenario for our men and women in blue," she said.  Hull was conducting surveillance on a trio of armed robbery suspects near midnight when they entered a sports bar.  The three men entered the bar with guns drawn, authorities said, and Hull and other officers were waiting outside and confronted them as they ran from the establishment and tried to jump into an SUV.  Police said one of the men, Dacion Steptoe, fired at Hull, striking him in the head. Another officer returned fire, killing Steptoe, according to WFAA.  Two other men, Samuel Mayfield and Timothy Huff, were identified by authorities as Steptoe’s accomplices."

Best in policing.  Loss of a great officer.


9-21-18

Above and beyond.  Incredible generosity.  CBS News reports:

"Sydney Johansson planned on having her senior portraits photographed outside last week. But when a storm rolled in to Fountain, Colorado, her photoshoot went awry. A Starbucks employee who helped Sydney and her photographer continue the shoot indoors is now being hailed online as a hero, CBS Colorado Springs affiliate KKTV reports."

For good reason.

"Sydney, her mom and her photographer, Jessica Vallia, were at a loss of where to go when rain started pouring on the day of Sydney's senior portrait shoot. Sydney, who has cerebral palsy, is preparing for an upcoming surgery and couldn't reschedule the shoot. They looked for other places to go, and found themselves in a nearby Starbucks parking lot. They were desperate to continue the shoot and hoped they'd be allowed to take photos inside the coffee chain. Not only were they allowed take photos, but a Starbucks employee went above and beyond to welcome them. The Starbucks' supervisor offered the trio an umbrella, Vallia wrote on Facebook. Then,"he came outside in the pouring rain to help us get Sydney inside! He isn't even under the umbrella and trust me, he was soaked through but brought me a dry towel for Sydney," Vallia wrote, sharing a photo from the rainy day."

Not only that:

"Once they were inside, the Starbucks employee, identified only by Chris, gave them free drinks and let them stay to finish taking photos. Other employees also joined in to help. "Ten minutes later, they came back with all these signs and started hanging them up in the corner and moving stuff so we could shoot there. And I'm like, 'Oh my gosh.' That's when the tears were like, 'Okay we can't cry right now, we'll cry about it later,'" Vallia said.  "You don't expect people to do nice things like that, and it just happened," Sydney's mother, Laura Johansson, told KKTV."


9-21-18

5-25-18

... Hey, Sheriff?  Is it true Llano County Attorney Becky Lange has advised you to stay out of the "Berardi Property Rights Denial-Damage To Pace Arrow-Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764" fiasco?  That right, Bill?  Isn't that obstruction of justice?  Also true your deputies have advised the Bolens to accept the status quo and not force the no-trespassing issue with Greene?  If so, isn't that also obstruction and official oppression?  When will you do your job, Bill?  As an elected official, you answer to the public, forget?  -- No honor?  ... No honor at all?  If the foregoing allegations are indeed true, didn't you swear an oath to uphold the law and Constitution?  Why aren't you doing so?  No guts?

Your deputy has been accused of abusing authority.  What action have you taken other than ignore the complaint?  Why aren't both Rodriguez and the County Attorney under criminal investigation?  The County Attorney appears to be obstructing justice, accepting the word of Greene in lieu of two surveyor companies who strongly assert otherwise.  Both the County Attorney and District Attorney have ignored complaints.  Par for the course in Llano County, isn't it?  Failed to do their jobs.  No surprise there, right, Bill?  Both receiving 'special consideration' up to and/or including a bribe from Greene?  Regardless, clearly, no justice in Nazi Llano County.  Bottom line?  Desperate need for an outside criminal investigation.  Conveniently, forget?  This County is ruled by men, certainly not rule of law and the United States Constitution.

Precisely, why there is desperate need for a new federal agency whose sole function would be to investigate, arrest, charge, and prosecute criminal law enforcement, prosecutors, and judges in a special court whose only mandate would be to adjudicate such cases.  Total independence.  Until that happens, the criminal bastards who falsely believe they run and own this hell hole County will continue to do as they please.

Tim Chorney, Publisher
Liberty In Peril

Some salient quotes occurring later on in this edition vis a vis unfinished business County officials continue to ignore:

... "So what else is new?  ... Right, Sheriff?  Same old duplicitous shit occurs right here in Nazi Llano County.  ... Doesn't it, Bill?  Think it'll change any time soon?  Don't hold your breath, readers.  Not how things work in Nazi America, right, Sheriff?  Highly reminiscent of how your goons operate though, isn't it, Bill?

"Forget?  'Stupid is as stupid does.'  F--ked up is f--ked up no matter where.  Problem throughout all law enforcement.  Including right here in Nazi Llano County, right, Sheriff?  This officer clearly had her head securely lodged where the sun seldom shines.  Egregious insanity perpetrated by the criminal jackbooted bastards in blue.  Ongoing issue.  All over our formerly great country.

"No end to it.  Surprised? Why?  In today's increasingly national socialist climate anything goes, right, Bill?  Live in a de facto fascist police-state, quickly transitioning to the Trump nazi's Fourth Reich.  Certainly, a problem here in Nazi Llano County, isn't it, Sheriff?  Except your goons aren't held accountable when they egregiously f--k up. Ever.  By design.

"Precisely why you refuse to release information on your deputies to the long-suffering public?  That is, employment history, criminal background, results of drug testing, etc..  ... Got to protect your criminal jackbooted thugs preying on the citizenry with virtual impunity, right, sir?

"Equally pointedly, why hasn't Llano County Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764 been held criminally accountable for egregious abuse of power involving denial of property rights to a Kingsland property owner?  To say nothing of consequent resultant physical damage done to a motor home on that property."

... Small sampling of what's to come in this edition.  Read on.


The following email was sent to the District Attorney:

Copyright 2018 Tim Chorney, Publisher, Liberty In Peril

Wiley B. "Sonny" McAfee
District Attorney
33rd and 424th Judicial Districts
Llano, TX 78643

March 9, 2018

Re:  Berardi Property Rights Denial-Damage To Pace Arrow-Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764

Counselor:

The enclosed emails were sent to the Llano County Attorney and Sheriff, respectively, vis a vis the above matter.  Remain unanswered.  The County Attorney appears to be protecting and defending the deputy at behest of Kingsland property owner Johnny Greene.  May have received some consideration from Greene up to and including a bribe.  Are the County Attorney, Greene, and the Deputy under criminal investigation?  If not, why not?

Tim Chorney, Publisher
Liberty In Peril
Formerly,
The Llano Ledger
www.libertyinperil.com
P.O. Box 151
Buchanan Dam, Texas 78609

c. Liberty In Peril

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Copyright 2018 Tim Chorney, Publisher, Liberty In Peril

Rebecca Lange, Llano County Attorney
Llano County Attorney's Office
Llano, Texas 78643

February 9, 2018

Re:  Berardi Property Rights Denial-Damage To Pace Arrow-Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764

Counselor:

As you're well aware, we have an outrageously corrupt, abusive, achingly inept Llano County Sheriff's Office here in Nazi Llano County.  Worse, you and your office aid and abet these SS jackbooted bastards in black.  The issue at the moment is the same it's been the last six months.

How is it two surveyor companies, the Appraisal District, the Tax Office, the Precinct 3 Commissioner, even the goddamned Sheriff himself now states Kingsland resident James Berardi owns the lots in contention all these months?

Yet, you ludicrously assert that's not the County's legal position.  It's not?  Why not?  You claim you're not a real estate expert.  Rather than accept the advice of two surveyor companies, the Precinct 3 Commissioner, the Appraisal District, the Tax Office, and even the Sheriff himself, you've inexplicably chosen to follow the advice of property owner Johnny Greene, -- who conveniently happens to be reportedly in the oil industry.

Question to be asked.  Could you have received any 'consideration' in return, -- up to and including a bribe?  Only way to know for sure is for the District Attorney to conduct a criminal investigation.  Apparently, there has been none.  If not, why not?

Equally pointedly, why hasn't Llano County Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764 been held criminally accountable for egregious abuse of power involving denial of property rights to this Kingsland property owner?  To say nothing of consequent resultant physical damage done to a motor home on that property.

Our achingly useless, worthless, gutless Sheriff has ignored an email vis a vis the damage this jackbooted thug is responsible for.  Interestingly, his fellow officers believe him to be an idiot.  Yet, the Sheriff continued to defend this piece of human excrement until he realized  this entire fiasco would not be swept under the carpet.

Rodriguez is indeed an idiot.  Would you believe this piece of crap ordered the motor home to be moved on to an unmarked unused Llano County road? That motor home has indeed been moved back to where it was parked before Rodriguez forced it to be moved.  Why hasn't the County paid for the cost of moving it back?  To say nothing of the damage.

Equally pointedly, why is it the County has allowed Theresa Ahrens to park and live in her tiny cottage on that very same road?  Why hasn't she been evicted by the County?  Why was she assessed taxes on an adjacent improvement she doesn't own?

Why is it, Counselor, Johnny Greene is paying for the attorney retained by Ms. Ahrens?  Is Greene attempting to make this all go away by bribery?  Greene has also informed Berardi he is going to sue.  For what?  Has Greene lost his mind?

What about Wells who installed a $4500 septic system on a lot turns out he does not own as a result of Greene, an outrageously inept County, to say nothing of the Llano County Attorney who remains equally determinedly clueless?

How about Bolen who hasn't a pot to piss in, but was nonetheless f--ked over by Greene to say nothing of an egregiously inept County, to say nothing of you and your goddamned equally incompetent office?

None of this is going away, Counselor, -- any time soon.  Will not be swept under the carpet as all the other crap going on in this hell hole County.  Not a chance.  Expect a full expose in this publication whether or not this outrageous fiasco finally gets resolved.  Including full public exposure of both the Sheriff and his jackbooted thug.

Tim Chorney, Publisher
Liberty In Peril
Formerly,
The Llano Ledger
www.libertyinperil.com
P.O. Box 151
Buchanan Dam, Texas 78609

c. Liberty In Peril

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Copyright 2017 Tim Chorney, Publisher, Liberty In Peril

Bill Blackburn, Sheriff
Llano County Sheriff's Office
2001 N. State Hwy. 16 Suite A
Llano, Texas 78643

August 23, 2017

Re: Damage To Pace Arrow-Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764

Sheriff:

Archive and retain all reports vis a vis damage to the Pace Arrow resulting from egregious abuse of authority perpetrated by Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764, on the Berardi property in Kingsland on 8-16-17.

Tim Chorney, Publisher
Liberty In Peril
Formerly,
The Llano Ledger
www.libertyinperil.com
P.O. Box 151
Buchanan Dam, Texas 78609

c. Liberty In Peril


9-21-18

Wake up, Sheriff.  Again, where is dashcam video of the killing of Jeffrey Gray Wise, 52, of Austin by DPS and the Llano County Sheriff's Office?  One hundred twenty six weeks, now.  A goddamned disgrace.  Why are you still sitting on this information?  What are you hiding, Sheriff?  What is the identity of the officers who killed Wise?  Too gutless to release this information to the public that pays your salary and that of your goons?  Reportedly, there were three officers involved in the shooting.

Who are they, Sheriff?  Their past history?  An ongoing investigation remains a lame bullshit excuse.  How can you and your goons be trusted when you refuse to disclose information?  One hundred twenty six weeks.  Especially, your egregious failure to disclose the identity of the officers who pulled the trigger.  To cover your sorry ass, Sheriff?  Those of your thugs?  The people have a right to know what happened, how it went down.  You don't understand that, Sheriff?  Sadly, clearly, you answer to no one.  Including taxpayers.  Especially, taxpayers.

Until you and your goons come clean, doubt will remain this was indeed a good shoot.  The longer you drag your feet, the greater the doubt.  Think not?  Wake up.  Your credibility has tanked.  Isn't getting any better as this bullshit continues unabated.  One hundred twenty six weeks.   Still no identification of the officers involved  ... Can't get your stories straight?  In line?  Discrepancy between LCSO and DPS? Wake up, Sheriff.  The public no longer buys the bullshit.  No longer trusts you.  On this and many, many other issues.  You have no credibility.  Absolutely, none.

Readers, this is but one of about four other highly questionable killings by law enforcement in Llano County in the last decade or so.  There was one within the City of Llano, another in a field near Fuzzy's Corner, Buchanan Dam, yet another in Point Tella, Buchanan Dam, still another in Tow.  If there are any others I may have neglected to mention, kindly email.

It's time the public be fully informed.  -- Know what we're dealing with here and how 'law' 'enforcement' operates in this hell hole County.  If these jackbooted bastards are not reined in, the life lost could be yours courtesy of a law enforcement system that is no longer accountable to anyone.  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?

The Sheriff seems to have no clue the people who pay him and his goons are entitled to know whom is killing whom and why.  This shit always seems to be swept under the carpet.  Ignored.  The attitude of these jackbooted sons of bitches is trust us.  They can't be.  They've lied too many times.  Refuse to be accountable to anyone.  We live in a goddamned fascist police-state where law enforcement does as it pleases. Usually, with impunity.  That has to change.

The Texas Rangers have become rubber stamp to atrocities committed by law enforcement.  This also has to change.  No one is holding law enforcement accountable any longer.  No one.  No one in state or federal government. This is precisely why Ferguson triggered such an uproar.  There was no justice there.  None here.  None anywhere.  Officers are abusive, corrupt, inept.

Falsely ticket and arrest the innocent to line County coffers.  Court fees charged continue to be horrendous.  -- Aren't taxpayers already looted to pay these costs?  Aren't you boys not only double f--king those falsely accused, but taxpayers also hellaciously looted to pay the very same costs?   Yet, the criminal bastards in power in Llano continue to pile on the fees. This is nothing more than goddamned bullshit.  This money finds its way into the pockets of the corrupt, abusive bastards who falsely believe they run and own this hell hole.

Would you believe the last time the Sheriff's Office happened to be 'audited' during the Garrett regime, reportedly, auditors couldn't figure out what went where and why? Yet, surprise, surprise.  Nothing was done.  There has to be transparency.  There is none.  Why would these thieving bastards want any?  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  How else could they so easily steal and loot with virtual impunity?  Worse, this reinforces jackbooted power in this goddamned, godforsaken hell hole County.

The public has a right to know the histories of the Sheriff's goons.  Clearly, the Sheriff doesn't think so.  That is, where they came from.  Why they left where they were.  What is happening here is the Sheriff is using 'personnel matters' as a convenient excuse to deny the public access to the history of outrageously corrupt, abusive, inept officers who are no more than criminals themselves.

He's protecting his outrageously corrupt, abusive, inept jackbooted bastards.  Worse, the standards imposed by sheriff's offices statewide with the exception of metropolitan counties are well below those of DPS and city police departments.  Why?  So the corruption, abuse, ineptness, and outright stealing can continue unabated?  This has to change.  ... Can't have that, can we?  Sheriff?  TL?

The public should understand Llano County authorities have it all sewn up.  Did you know the Texas Attorney General does not have the authority to investigate and prosecute County authorities on his own?  The District Attorney has to call for an investigation by the Texas Rangers.  Then, the State can prosecute if it so chooses.

Consequently?  Guess what?  Nothing will happen.  Nothing ever does.  The goddamned corruption continues unabated until you, the public, pressure authorities.  Precisely, why we all enjoy the 'best' government money can buy. Literally.  Without question, the corrupt, abusive, inept sons of bitches are all bought and paid for.  Firmly clamped to the taxpayer tit.  Dependent on money looted from innocent citizens caught in their web.  Phony fines and court costs cleverly designed to f--k the innocent and enrich the pieces of shit who falsely believe they run and own Llano County. Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?

Interestingly, the former Sheriff and District Attorney were reportedly forced to retire after an outrageous scandal involving a drunk driving police officer from out of town.  Including special treatment of the drunken son of a bitch that no other citizen caught doing the same would have been afforded.  An honest, honorable Llano County Deputy suffered the consequences. Forget?  Great officers do not last in this hell hole County. ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?

With all ongoing abuse in this goddamned County, one thing remains for damned sure.  We're just getting started, Sheriff.  You will continue to be exposed for whom and what you and your corrupt, abusive, inept jackbooted bastards have become, truly are, not what you phonies purport to be, that is, how you continue to f--k over a public you've falsely sworn to protect and defend.  -- Exposure, the only way short of an unwanted dreaded revolution to force desperately needed change in a goddamned fascist police-state. The Fourth Reich.

Have your jackbooted thugs been tested for steroids, Sheriff?  If you've nothing to hide, Bill, release the results of all drug testing.  'Personnel matters?'  Bullshit.  Looted taxpayers have the right to know.  They're footing the bill for all this goddamned corruption, abuse, ineptness. When will you and the boys end the shakedowns?  Looting of the innocent to line County coffers?  No honor at all?

Where are your swastika armbands, you fascist son of a bitch?  You and your thugs remain out of uniform.  Once again, Sheriff, and ad nauseum, did you and/or your goons pressure Schilling to exit the race?  Did you steal the election? If so, an aggressively stupid, achingly gutless public gets what it truly deserves.  One of the most corrupt, abusive, inept 'law' 'enforcement' agencies in our formerly great country.


9-21-18

Have any information, knowledge of, experience with a purportedly non-profit volunteer clean-up group called Looking Forward In Llano County affiliated with the Llano County Attorney's Office?  Email this publication at libertyinperil@protonmail.com to provide information and/or arrange a meeting to discuss this matter.  If requested, your identity will be protected.  The question is quite simple.  Is this group what it claims to be and on the level?


9-21-18

Highly reminiscent of our outrageously bought and paid for judiciary, Llano County prosecutors, Sheriff Bill Blackburn and his criminal SS jackbooted bastards in black who continue to egregiously disgrace themselves and the badge, do as they please regardless of the law and Constitution, carefully consider the following.  It's appalling.  Runs against the grain of everything our formerly great country once stood for.  No longer.

In follow up to the last edition, CBS News reports:

"The Kaufman County Jail released video Thursday of Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger getting booked on a manslaughter charge after turning herself in on Sunday, September 9. CBS Dallas/Fort Worth reports the booking happened three days after she fatally shot Botham Jean in his own apartment."

As reported in the last edition of this publication, her booking took approximately one hour, was then released on bail.  Accorded special treatment.

"At one point in the video, Guyger leans down and puts her face in her hands before recomposing herself."

Doesn't your heart bleed for this jackbooted bastard in blue?  Forget?  Reportedly, killed a man in cold blood.

"An attorney for Jean's family said a police affidavit shows investigators immediately sought evidence to discredit the victim. "They immediately began looking to smear him," said Lee Merritt.  A Dallas police affidavit says officers recovered two bullet casings, a police backpack and vest and 10.4 grams of marijuana from the apartment of a man killed by an officer who said she mistook his apartment for her own. A search warrant affidavit says a lunch box, laptop computer, metal marijuana grinder, two electronic keys and two used packages of medical aid also were recovered from Jean's Dallas apartment."

Did the jackbooted bastards in law enforcement plant the marijuana and grinder?  Protect a fellow officer?

"Earlier Thursday, friends and family gathered for Jean's funeral.  Hundreds of people filed in to the service honoring the 26-year-old's life and legacy. Scattered among the group of well-wishers was Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, Bishop T.D. Jakes and Dallas Police Chief U. Renee Hall.  After the funeral, area religious leaders expressed their outrage at the killing. Sammie Berry, an elder and pulpit minister at Jean's church, says the family cannot rest until justice is served and Guyger is punished "to the fullest extent of the law." He described Jean's death as a tragedy that could have been avoided and said the group wants to know why Guyger has not been fired."

Simple.  The jackbooted bastards in blue are protecting and coddling her sorry gluteus maximi.  Doing all they can to sully the reputation of her victim.  To protect one of their own.  Forget?  How police operate in a fascist police-state, quickly transitioning to the Trump nazi's Fourth Reich.  ... Right, Sheriff?

The Washington Post reports:

“DEVELOPING,” read a tweet from the local Dallas Fox affiliate. “Search warrant: Marijuana found in Botham Jean’s apartment after deadly shooting.”  The news and the tweet, which received criticism online, had nothing to do with why Jean was killed the night of Sept. 6. But  the situation was also familiar, another example of how unarmed black men who are victims in police shootings are defamed and made to look like criminals even in death as police investigations unfold, said Lee Merritt, a civil rights attorney who represents Jean’s family."

The American Way.  ... Right, Sheriff?

“[Jean] was not only never convicted of a crime, he was never even accused of a crime, never arrested,” Merritt told The Washington Post. “It took a white Dallas police officer to break into his home and shoot him to death for him to become painted as a criminal.”

Truly delusionally believe the criminal jackbooted bastards in blue don't plant drugs?  Think it hasn't happened here in Nazi Llano County?  Think cops don't lie, cheat, steal, do drugs, rape, murder?  Wake up.  How do you know when an officer lies?  His or her lips move.  ... Right, Sheriff?

"On Thursday, multiple news outlets reported the results of a search warrant executed on Jean’s apartment. A judge authorized police to search for guns, fired cartridge casings, trace evidence such as blood, video surveillance and also “any contraband, such as narcotics,” according to the affidavit for a search warrant, which the Fort Worth Star-Telegram posted online."

Fascinating, isn't it?  Couldn't be a drug deal gone bad, could it?  Would be laughable had an innocent unarmed man not been killed by this jackbooted bastard in blue.

Here's the issue:

"Merritt said the fact that police went looking for drugs appeared to indicate that they were bent on diminishing Jean’s credibility, which, he said, is “a familiar pattern” in police shootings. Police found two shell casings and less than one ounce of marijuana in Jean’s apartment, the Dallas Morning News reported. The warrant does not say to whom it belongs, but Merritt said “it has so little relevance” that it doesn’t matter."

More to the point:

“It’s not surprising but it’s telling. It’s telling that in a homicide investigation they went looking for drug paraphernalia,” Merritt said. “There could only be one purpose for that. The only purpose is to look for information to smear the dead. That is exactly their specific intent.”

What other reason could there be?  Especially, since results of the officer's blood draw had not been disclosed prior to execution of the search warrant.  Begs the question was she drugged, drunk at the time she killed her victim?

Here's another problem:

"It is not clear what, if any, search warrants have been executed on Guyger’s property. The Dallas Police Department could not be immediately reached for comment regarding the search warrants. The Texas Department of Public Safety, which is also involved in the investigation, declined comment."

Jesus Christ.  Why no equal treatment?  Why not?

NBC reports:

"On Monday, Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson said a charge of murder was possible.  Dallas police did not respond to NBC News' request for comment.  Merritt says he does not trust the inquiry and he scheduled a news conference on Friday to "denounce the lack of genuine transparency in the investigation," according to a statement.  He said the officer's home has not been searched.  "It’s clear to me and the family that investigators are not interested in doing an objective job," he said."

So what else is new?  ... Right, Sheriff?  Same old duplicitous shit occurs right here in Nazi Llano County.  ... Doesn't it, Bill?  Think it'll change any time soon?  Don't hold your breath, readers.  Not how things work in Nazi America, right, Sheriff?  Highly reminiscent of how your goons operate though, isn't it, Bill?

Forget?  'Stupid is as stupid does.'  F--ked up is f--ked up no matter where.  Problem throughout all law enforcement.  Including right here in Nazi Llano County, right, Sheriff?  This officer clearly had her head securely lodged where the sun seldom shines.  Egregious insanity perpetrated by the criminal jackbooted bastards in blue.  Ongoing issue.  All over our formerly great country.

No end to it.  Surprised? Why?  In today's increasingly national socialist climate anything goes, right, Bill?  Live in a de facto fascist police-state, quickly transitioning to the Trump nazi's Fourth Reich.  Certainly, a problem here in Nazi Llano County, isn't it, Sheriff?  Except your goons aren't held accountable when they egregiously f--k up. Ever.  By design.

Precisely why you refuse to release information on your deputies to the long-suffering public?  That is, employment history, criminal background, results of drug testing, etc..  ... Got to protect your criminal jackbooted thugs preying on the citizenry with virtual impunity, right, sir?

Equally pointedly, why hasn't Llano County Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764 been held criminally accountable for egregious abuse of power involving denial of property rights to a Kingsland property owner?  To say nothing of consequent resultant physical damage done to a motor home on that property.

ABC News reports:

"An attorney for the family of the 26-year-old man shot and killed inside of his own apartment by a Dallas police officer is calling for her to be fired immediately.  Botham Jean was shot and killed by Police Officer Amber Guyger in his apartment earlier this month. "We're here eight days after his murder. Specifically, we are calling, we are demanding that Officer Amber Guyger be fired, terminated, immediately," said family attorney Lee Merritt. "She should not still be on the payroll ... There's no place for her ... This is non-negotiable."

Sue.

"The news conference Friday came after it was revealed in a search warrant that a small amount of marijuana had been found in Jean's apartment. The search warrant revealed that in addition to 10.4 grams of marijuana in Ziplock bags, two fired cartridge casings; a black backpack "with police equipment and paperwork"; and a black ballistic vest with "police" markings had also been found in Jean's apartment.  An insulated lunchbox, laptop computer, metal marijuana grinder, two radio-frequency identification keys and two used packages of medical aid were also found in the apartment. It was not clear whether any of the items belonged to Jean. Attorneys for the family called it an attempt to smear and ruin Jean's reputation."

Law enforcement cannot be trusted.  Has repeatedly, concertedly, Aryan arrogantly demonstrated this decade after decade.

"The taint on the investigation from the beginning was exposed through that warrant and through that content. It did nothing else," Merritt said. Merritt also called for an internal police investigation on alleged leaks in the case.  In response to the shooting and subsequent events, dozen of protesters marched Friday night from the Dallas Police Department on South Lamar Street north, toward the Dallas Morning News, FOX 4, and WFAA buildings downtown, according to ABC News affiliate WFAA. They held American flags and shouted “Botham Jean” as they walked. As some walked, a small group of protesters in cars stopped in the westbound lanes of Interstate 30, blocking traffic with their cars. No arrests have been reported, according to the Associated Press."

Protest must remain non-violent.  Otherwise, you stupidly grant the criminal jackbooted bastards in blue carte blanche to murder on the job.  With impunity.

Cowardly fail to financially and/or materially support those fighting for all civil and constitutional rights and liberties at great personal cost and risk?  Get what you truly deserve.


9-21-18

Highly reminiscent of our outrageously bought and paid for judiciary, Llano County prosecutors, Sheriff Bill Blackburn and his criminal SS jackbooted bastards in black who continue to egregiously disgrace themselves and the badge, do as they please regardless of the law and Constitution, carefully consider the following.  It's appalling.  Runs against the grain of everything our formerly great country once stood for.  No longer.

In follow up to an earlier edition, CBS News reports:

"A police officer linked to the controversial arrest of Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown has been fired, Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales said Thursday. The officer was "not involved in the initial incident," Morales said, adding that the firing was a result of a violation of the police department's social media policy.  CBS affiliate WDJT-TV reports that the firing took place in the last 24 hours. Morales appeared Thursday at Marquette University's Law School where he spoke briefly about the case. Morales did not identify the officer, but officer Erik Andrade had been under internal investigation over his social media posts.  Brown filed a federal lawsuit in June against the city of Milwaukee and its police department. The lawsuit alleges the arrest was unlawful and that police used excessive force when officers used a stun gun on him.  Brown had been talking with officers while waiting for a citation for illegally parking in a disabled spot outside a Walgreens on Jan. 26 when officers took him down because he didn't immediately remove his hands from his pockets as requested.  Brown was briefly jailed, but never charged with a crime. Hours after the incident, he played in an NBA game with bruises on his face."

Jackbooted bastards.  How these pieces of human excrement get their cookies off.  ... Right, Sheriff?

"Brown's lawsuit included screenshots of Andrade's Facebook posts and "racist memes" shared by the officer.  Hours after the arrest, Andrade posted to Facebook, apparently mocking Brown: "Nice meeting Sterling Brown of the Milwaukee Bucks at work this morning! Lol#FearTheDeer," according to the lawsuit.  The lawsuit alleges Andrade also shared a disparaging meme of NBA star Kevin Durant about three months later. After the department released video of Brown's arrest, Andrade took to Facebook to write about J.R. Smith of the Cleveland Cavaliers after the team lost Game 1 of the NBA Finals.  The lawsuit contends that "Andrade's post is an admission that he and other Defendant officers are allowed to engage in unlawful attacks and arrests of African Americans without justification and then relish such events without any fear of real discipline."  It was those posts that apparently violated the department's social media policy and prompted the firing."

What about the unnecessary beating, tasing, criminal assault by your jackbooted bastards, Chief?

"Morales had apologized to Brown in May when body camera video of the arrest was released. Three officers were disciplined, with suspensions ranging from two to 15 days. Eight other officers were ordered to undergo remedial training in professional communications."

Your jackbooted bastards should have been fired, Chief.  Then, arrested, charged, prosecuted, convicted, and imprisoned.  No equal justice.

Cowardly fail to financially and/or materially support those fighting for all civil and constitutional rights and liberties at great personal cost and risk?  Get what you truly deserve.


9-21-18

Highly reminiscent of our outrageously bought and paid for judiciary, Llano County prosecutors, Sheriff Bill Blackburn and his criminal SS jackbooted bastards in black who continue to egregiously disgrace themselves and the badge, do as they please regardless of the law and Constitution, carefully consider the following.  It's appalling.  Runs against the grain of everything our formerly great country once stood for.  No longer.

Delusionally believe the criminal jackbooted bastards in the Border Patrol are not out of control?  CBS News reports:

"A U.S. Border Patrol supervisor was jailed Sunday on $2.5 million bond in Texas, accused in the killing of at least four women and of injuring a fifth who managed to escape. Juan David Ortiz, 35, was being held in Laredo on four counts of murder along with charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and unlawful restraint, Webb County jail records showed."

Insanely think vetting isn't a problem?

"Ortiz was arrested a day earlier, after being found hiding in a truck in a hotel parking lot in Laredo, at about 2 a.m. Saturday, capping what investigators portrayed as a 10-day string of violence. Webb County District Attorney Isidro Alaniz said Saturday that investigators "consider this to be a serial killer" whose victims were believed to be prostitutes."

Psychotically believe this son of a bitch a 'manly man?'

"Alaniz described how the Customs and Border Patrol intel supervisor continued going to work as usual throughout that time.  "As law enforcement was looking for the killer ... he would be reporting to work every day like normal," he said."

Another Ted Bundy?

"Jail records don't list an attorney to speak for Ortiz, who had worked for Border Patrol for 10 years."

Imagine that.  How many others may have been murdered?

"Alaniz said the dead are believed to have been prostitutes and that one of them was a transgender woman. At least two were U.S. citizens; the nationalities of the others were not known, he said. He said investigators are still working to determine a motive.  Ortiz was believed to have acted alone."

Following remains empty rhetoric, achingly hollow:

"The federal agency issued a statement offering its "sincerest condolences" to the victims' families and saying criminal activity by its employees is not tolerated."

Jesus Christ.  Nowhere near enough.  Hopelessly, insufficient.  Best this corrupt, abusive agency has to offer?

NPR reports:

"A U.S. Border Patrol supervisor is being held in Texas on a $2.5 million bond following his arrest over the weekend on charges of killing four women, after a fifth would-be victim escaped and alerted authorities.  The Associated Press was the first to report the arrest of Juan David Ortiz, 35, who is detained in Laredo, Texas, after he was found hiding in his truck in a hotel parking lot early Saturday morning.

"On Friday, Ortiz told police he picked up a fifth woman, Erika Pena.  "... she went willingly with him and then while she was with him things started to get dangerous for her and when she tried to escape from him at a gas station that's when she ran into a trooper," Alaniz told The Texas Tribune. "In our opinion he is the sole person responsible for this horrific serial killing spree."

Imagine the terror. The Washington Post reports:

"The woman in the white pickup was feeling increasingly uneasy about the driver, whom she knew only as “David.” Two fellow sex workers in Laredo, Tex., had been recently killed, and one of them was her friend Melissa. The man and the woman had already been at his house, where she had discussed Melissa. He had reacted strangely, she later told authorities, and the situation had grown so tense that she vomited in the front yard before they left for a gas station. The woman’s mind lingered on Melissa. She wanted to keep talking about her. He produced a gun in response, and grabbed hold of her shirt. She managed to jump out of the truck and into the night, her shirt torn from her body. He fled, and she found a state trooper fueling up nearby. She told the trooper where the man lived. That information led officers to Juan David Ortiz, a supervisory Border Patrol agent. He had been hiding in a hotel parking lot after fleeing from officers and was arrested at 2:30 a.m., according to an affidavit provided to The Washington Post by county prosecutors.

"The victims in the Ortiz case were killed or left for dead in rural parts of Webb County, which borders the Rio Grande. Laredo is about 150 miles southwest of San Antonio. The first two were U.S. citizens, but Alaniz said authorities have not released details on the last two. The Post is withholding the name of the woman who escaped.

These were execution style murders.

CBS News reports:

"A U.S. Border Patrol supervisor who confessed to killing four women, and assaulting a fifth who managed to escape, remained in jail Monday, police said in court records. Juan David Ortiz is being held in Laredo on $2.5 million bond on four counts of murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and unlawful restraint. According to affidavits, the 35-year-old Ortiz "provided a voluntary verbal confession" early Saturday in the deaths of the women. Ortiz was arrested a day after being found hiding in a truck in a hotel parking lot in Laredo, at about 2 a.m. Saturday, capping what investigators portrayed as a 10-day string of violence. Webb County District Attorney Isidro Alaniz said Saturday that investigators "consider this to be a serial killer" whose victims were believed to be prostitutes.

"Ortiz is the second Border Patrol agent in Laredo to be arrested on a murder charge this year after Ronald Anthony Burgos-Aviles was accused of killing a woman with whom he was romantically involved and her 1-year-old child. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty in that case."

ABC News reports:

"A U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agent in Texas suspected of being a serial killer had prepared numerous weapons to confront law enforcement officers as they closed in to arrest him and had hoped to die by "suicide by cop," officials said Monday.  "He said Ortiz fled the gas station and drove to his home in Laredo as an all points bulletin was issued for his pickup truck. "He had numerous weapons. He was loading up all his weapons, thinking that [Department of Public Safety officers] were going to confront him and he was looking at a confrontation," Garza said. "Thank God that didn't happen." He said that when officers went to Ortiz's house he was no longer there. But about 1 a.m. on Saturday, police spotted his truck at a gas station. Garza said Ortiz had left his weapons inside his truck while he went inside the gas station to use the restroom. When he came out, two troopers were waiting for him, and one attempted to use a stun gun on him. Ortiz ran to a nearby hotel parking lot. "He was going to do was try to commit suicide by cop," Garza said. "He was going to try to use his phone to make it look like it was a weapon. It didn't happen. He was apprehended without incident."

Cowardly fail to financially and/or materially support those fighting for all civil and constitutional rights and liberties at great personal cost and risk?  Get what you truly deserve.


9-21-18

Highly reminiscent of our outrageously bought and paid for judiciary, Llano County prosecutors, Sheriff Bill Blackburn and his criminal SS jackbooted bastards in black who continue to egregiously disgrace themselves and the badge, do as they please regardless of the law and Constitution, carefully consider the following.  It's appalling.  Runs against the grain of everything our formerly great country once stood for.  No longer.

No end to it.  ABC News reports:

"Authorities say a central California police officer has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting two women."

Best in policing?

"The Fresno Bee reports Woodlake Police officer Oscar Robles was arrested Thursday. He could face charges including penetration with a foreign object and assault under the color of authority.  It wasn't known Sunday if the 26-year-old has an attorney."

Think his union will support him?

"Tulare County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux says the investigation began last week after a woman told deputies that she had been assaulted by an officer. A second woman soon came forward saying that the same thing had happened to her. Detectives say the alleged assaults occurred in January and May. Boudreaux says in one assault Robles was in uniform. Investigators believe there are other victims."

Frightening, isn't it?

Cowardly fail to financially and/or materially support those fighting for all civil and constitutional rights and liberties at great personal cost and risk?  Get what you truly deserve.


9-21-18

Highly reminiscent of our outrageously bought and paid for judiciary, Llano County prosecutors, Sheriff Bill Blackburn and his criminal SS jackbooted bastards in black who continue to egregiously disgrace themselves and the badge, do as they please regardless of the law and Constitution, carefully consider the following.  It's appalling.  Runs against the grain of everything our formerly great country once stood for.  No longer.

More of the same.  Delusionally believe there is no systemic cancer within law enforcement?  ABC News reports:

"The Oregon State Police says that a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent has been arrested on multiple counts of sodomy, the Oregonian/oregonlive.com reported."

Couldn't be, could it?

"Officials said a statement that Blake V. Northway, a 55-year-old who lives in Medford, was taken into custody Thursday after a joint investigation between the immigration agency and state police, the newspaper reported.  The state police says Northway has been "relieved of all authority" and will be on leave until the investigation is complete. The Oregonian reports that court documents say Northway is accused of sexually abusing an underage female relative between 2009 and 2013."

Imagine that.  Think vetting doesn't leave much to be desired?

"The newspaper reports that officials said the charges were not related to Northway's work with ICE. He is in custody at the Jackson County Jail in lieu of $1 million bail."

Cowardly fail to financially and/or materially support those fighting for all civil and constitutional rights and liberties at great personal cost and risk?  Get what you truly deserve.


9-21-18

Highly reminiscent of our outrageously bought and paid for judiciary, Llano County prosecutors, Sheriff Bill Blackburn and his criminal SS jackbooted bastards in black who continue to egregiously disgrace themselves and the badge, do as they please regardless of the law and Constitution, carefully consider the following.  It's appalling.  Runs against the grain of everything our formerly great country once stood for.  No longer.

Another egregious example of criminal assault, no more than attempted murder by a jackbooted bastard in blue.  CBS News reports:

"A Dallas-area black man mistaken for a thief last year as he tried to unlock his own truck had his hands in the air and was begging not to be shot when a police officer shot him twice, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Dallas County prosecutor Bryan Mitchell told jurors during opening statements in the trial of former Mesquite officer Derick Wiley that Lyndo Jones was struck in the back as he backed away."

Jackbooted piece of human excrement.  Kicker?  Get this:

"Wiley, who is also black and who was subsequently fired from the department for use-of-force violations, is charged with aggravated assault in the Nov. 8 shooting. Jones filed a lawsuit in January that said his recovery has been "fraught with multiple returns to emergency rooms."

Why wasn't this lunatic son of a bitch charged with attempted murder?  Why not?

"Authorities have said Jones was shot after Wiley responded to a report of someone breaking into a vehicle, setting off its alarm. A 911 caller reported a man trying to enter the truck was acting erratically, according to testimony Tuesday reported by KXAS-TV. Body camera video played for jurors showed Wiley responding and ordering Jones to the ground after finding him in the truck. Jones goes to the ground but eventually gets up and appears to start running before turning and pleading not to be shot."

Shoot first, ask questions later.

"Jones' attorney said Wiley placed his foot on Jones' neck, causing a pain that prompted Jones to get back to his feet."

How is that proper police procedure?

"A lawyer for Wiley said the officer was forced to make a split-second decision after being led to believe the suspect was burglarizing the truck. Video played for the jury showed Wiley telling investigators that he thought Jones was armed. "I thought he was going to kill me," Wiley said."

This officer is gutless, worse, a goddamned liar:

"Authorities determined that Jones did not have a weapon."

Imagine that.  Couldn't be, could it?

"The aggravated assault charge carries a sentence of between five years and life in prison, and up to a $10,000 fine. District Attorney Faith Johnson previously said her office will "seek the maximum" sentence."

Not good enough.  Nowhere near.  Had it been the other way around, a civilian who pumped two rounds into an officer, even in self-defense, would have been immediately charged with attempted capital murder.  Why the double standard?  Why are we protecting and coddling these goddamned jackbooted bastards?  Why?

Cowardly fail to financially and/or materially support those fighting for all civil and constitutional rights and liberties at great personal cost and risk?  Get what you truly deserve.


9-14-18

As always, when a cop does something heroic, and/or of exceptional benefit to the community, it leads.  Always.  The following is the very best in policing. Seatbelts on.  CBS News reports:

"A California police officer who responded to an emergency call of a homeless pregnant woman has adopted her newborn daughter. Officer Jesse Whitten, with the Santa Rosa Police Department, could never have imagined the impact a chance meeting with 6-month-old Harlow's mother would have on his life, CBS Francisco reports."

Bet he didn't.  How could he?  Quite a story:

"The woman was living on the streets, pregnant and battling a drug addiction. While on patrol, Whitten would encounter her from time to time and check up on her, and on one such meeting last year in August, his wife, Ashley, was alongside. The two women struck up a conversation about motherhood and its challenges.  "I mentioned, 'Oh, you are pregnant,' and she said, 'Oh yeah,' and placed my hand on her womb," Ashley said."

Policing above and beyond the call of duty.  Way beyond:

"At a Valentine's Day party, the Whittens got a call that would change their lives. The birth mother specifically asked for Ashley and Jesse to adopt her child.

"Harlow Masie Whitten has blended in nicely with her three new sisters.   "She smiles so beautifully," said Jesse.  "Her smile is the best thing," Ashley added.  Harlow was exposed to drugs in the womb and overcame obstacles in the first few weeks of life. She's doing much better now."

Child has a far better future ahead.  Adoption is official.  Birth mother certainly did the right, most loving thing she could have done for her baby:

"Ashley and Jesse have seen the birth mother since taking Harlow into their family. It was an emotional meeting. "We were talking and –– I was saying to her — 'You made this choice for her and that we are so grateful,'" Ashley said. "And she said — 'You're her mother now.'"


9-14-18

As always, when law enforcement does something heroic, and/or of exceptional benefit to the community, it leads.  Always.  Second example this edition.  ABC News reports:

"The husband of a bank executive who was shot at least 12 times publicly thanked police and emergency medical caregivers Monday for saving her life."

An amazing story of uncommon valor, exceptional compassion, caring.

"With yellow crime tape still sealing off the lobby entrance, employees returned to work at the downtown high-rise that is Fifth Third Bancorp's headquarters building, where four people, including the gunman, were killed last week. One gunshot victim was released from the hospital Monday, while the other remained hospitalized in fair condition.  The husband of Whitney Austin, a Fifth Third vice president and 37-year-old mother of two young children, offered public praise for police, first responders and hospital staffers.

"We are still unpacking how she survived the initial assault, especially after the shooter returned to fire more rounds into her body," Waller Austin said in a statement. He praised the bravery of the four Cincinnati Police officers — Jennifer Chilton, Gregory Toyeas, Antonio Etter, and Eric Kaminsky — who stopped the gunman.  "My wife is alive today because you refused to allow the shooter to continue his rampage — you are my heroes, and my children will know that they will have their mother and hold her, too, because of YOUR actions," he wrote. He said another officer, Al Staples, carried her to safety, comforting her and helping her call him before she was taken to the hospital.

"Stacie Haas, a spokeswoman for the Cincinnati-based regional bank, said counselors were available for employees. She said Fifth Third has some 1,900 employees and contractors in the 30-story building, which hosts other businesses including food shops.  A Fifth Third finance manager and two contractors were killed Thursday."

When will this insanity end?


9-14-18

Uncommon Valor.  Determination.  CBS News reports:

"Army Spc. Lauren Jahn gets emotional when talking about it — recalling the time she saw an American flag flying outside her hospital room and couldn't stand to salute it.  "It really hurt," Jahn says, referring to both the physical and mental anguish she was going through. "All of the hopes and dreams I had, it takes a while to realize that they're gone."  Just a few months before that moment in the hospital, Jahn had enlisted in the U.S. Army. She'd made it through basic training mostly unscathed save for some pain in her shins, something she attributed to the intensive running regiment. The day after Thanksgiving in 2016, Jahn found out she had a rare form of bone cancer called adamantinoma.

"Jahn recalls thinking, "How could this happen? I'm at the beginning of what I wanted to be a 20-year career."  Her options for treatment were stark. Take out a large section of her tibia and replace with cadaver bone, replace part of the tibia with a metal rod, or amputation. She chose the first option and "hoped and prayed" that it fused correctly and healed well. The following months of recovery were challenging. The single mother of three young children — Hannah, 7; Abigail, 9; and Matthew, 10 — had to fight off depression as she also learned to walk again. She spent six months in a wheelchair."

Never gave up:

"But it was during this time that Jahn found out about adaptive sports — things like wheelchair basketball, seated volleyball and track and field — where rules have been modified to let people with disabilities compete on a level playing field. When she decided to try out archery, she discovered a new passion in life. "I had no idea I was going to love archery this much," Jahn says. "And now it's like the air I breathe."

"Jahn took home second place in Archery at the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games, where CBS News met her. She now has her sights set, no pun intended, on qualifying for the Paralympic Games, or even the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. "I want my kids to see that it doesn't matter what you go through in life, you can still be active, you can still chase your dreams."

Indeed.  Hat's off, Spc. Jahn.


9-14-18

5-25-18

... Hey, Sheriff?  Is it true Llano County Attorney Becky Lange has advised you to stay out of the "Berardi Property Rights Denial-Damage To Pace Arrow-Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764" fiasco?  That right, Bill?  Isn't that obstruction of justice?  Also true your deputies have advised the Bolens to accept the status quo and not force the no-trespassing issue with Greene?  If so, isn't that also obstruction and official oppression?  When will you do your job, Bill?  As an elected official, you answer to the public, forget?  -- No honor?  ... No honor at all?  If the foregoing allegations are indeed true, didn't you swear an oath to uphold the law and Constitution?  Why aren't you doing so?  No guts?

Your deputy has been accused of abusing authority.  What action have you taken other than ignore the complaint?  Why aren't both Rodriguez and the County Attorney under criminal investigation?  The County Attorney appears to be obstructing justice, accepting the word of Greene in lieu of two surveyor companies who strongly assert otherwise.  Both the County Attorney and District Attorney have ignored complaints.  Par for the course in Llano County, isn't it?  Failed to do their jobs.  No surprise there, right, Bill?  Both receiving 'special consideration' up to and/or including a bribe from Greene?  Regardless, clearly, no justice in Nazi Llano County.  Bottom line?  Desperate need for an outside criminal investigation.  Conveniently, forget?  This County is ruled by men, certainly not rule of law and the United States Constitution.

Precisely, why there is desperate need for a new federal agency whose sole function would be to investigate, arrest, charge, and prosecute criminal law enforcement, prosecutors, and judges in a special court whose only mandate would be to adjudicate such cases.  Total independence.  Until that happens, the criminal bastards who falsely believe they run and own this hell hole County will continue to do as they please.

Tim Chorney, Publisher
Liberty In Peril

Some salient quotes occurring later on in this edition vis a vis unfinished business County officials continue to ignore:

..."Don't hold your breath, madam.  Not how things work in Nazi America, right, Bill?  Highly reminiscent of your goons though, isn't it, Sheriff?  Forget?  'Stupid is as stupid does.'  F--ked up is f--ked up no matter where.  Problem throughout all law enforcement.  Including right here in Nazi Llano County, right, Sheriff?  This officer clearly had her head securely lodged where the sun seldom shines.  Egregious insanity perpetrated by the criminal jackbooted bastards in blue.

"No end to it.  Surprised?  Especially, in today's climate where anything goes, right, Bill?  Live in a de facto fascist police-state, quickly transitioning to the Trump nazi's Fourth Reich.  Certainly, a problem here in Nazi Llano County, isn't it, Sheriff?  Except your goons aren't held accountable when they egregiously f--k up.  Ever.  By design.

"-- That precisely why you refuse to release information on your deputies to the long-suffering public?  That is, employment history, criminal background, results of drug testing, etc..  ... Got to protect your criminal jackbooted thugs preying on the citizenry with virtual impunity, right, sir?  Equally pointedly, why hasn't Llano County Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764 been held criminally accountable for egregious abuse of power involving denial of property rights to a Kingsland property owner?  To say nothing of consequent resultant physical damage done to a motor home on that property."

... Small sampling of what's to come in this edition.  Read on.


The following email was sent to the District Attorney:

Copyright 2018 Tim Chorney, Publisher, Liberty In Peril

Wiley B. "Sonny" McAfee
District Attorney
33rd and 424th Judicial Districts
Llano, TX 78643

March 9, 2018

Re:  Berardi Property Rights Denial-Damage To Pace Arrow-Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764

Counselor:

The enclosed emails were sent to the Llano County Attorney and Sheriff, respectively, vis a vis the above matter.  Remain unanswered.  The County Attorney appears to be protecting and defending the deputy at behest of Kingsland property owner Johnny Greene.  May have received some consideration from Greene up to and including a bribe.  Are the County Attorney, Greene, and the Deputy under criminal investigation?  If not, why not?

Tim Chorney, Publisher
Liberty In Peril
Formerly,
The Llano Ledger
www.libertyinperil.com
P.O. Box 151
Buchanan Dam, Texas 78609

c. Liberty In Peril

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Copyright 2018 Tim Chorney, Publisher, Liberty In Peril

Rebecca Lange, Llano County Attorney
Llano County Attorney's Office
Llano, Texas 78643

February 9, 2018

Re:  Berardi Property Rights Denial-Damage To Pace Arrow-Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764

Counselor:

As you're well aware, we have an outrageously corrupt, abusive, achingly inept Llano County Sheriff's Office here in Nazi Llano County.  Worse, you and your office aid and abet these SS jackbooted bastards in black.  The issue at the moment is the same it's been the last six months.

How is it two surveyor companies, the Appraisal District, the Tax Office, the Precinct 3 Commissioner, even the goddamned Sheriff himself now states Kingsland resident James Berardi owns the lots in contention all these months?

Yet, you ludicrously assert that's not the County's legal position.  It's not?  Why not?  You claim you're not a real estate expert.  Rather than accept the advice of two surveyor companies, the Precinct 3 Commissioner, the Appraisal District, the Tax Office, and even the Sheriff himself, you've inexplicably chosen to follow the advice of property owner Johnny Greene, -- who conveniently happens to be reportedly in the oil industry.

Question to be asked.  Could you have received any 'consideration' in return, -- up to and including a bribe?  Only way to know for sure is for the District Attorney to conduct a criminal investigation.  Apparently, there has been none.  If not, why not?

Equally pointedly, why hasn't Llano County Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764 been held criminally accountable for egregious abuse of power involving denial of property rights to this Kingsland property owner?  To say nothing of consequent resultant physical damage done to a motor home on that property.

Our achingly useless, worthless, gutless Sheriff has ignored an email vis a vis the damage this jackbooted thug is responsible for.  Interestingly, his fellow officers believe him to be an idiot.  Yet, the Sheriff continued to defend this piece of human excrement until he realized  this entire fiasco would not be swept under the carpet.

Rodriguez is indeed an idiot.  Would you believe this piece of crap ordered the motor home to be moved on to an unmarked unused Llano County road? That motor home has indeed been moved back to where it was parked before Rodriguez forced it to be moved.  Why hasn't the County paid for the cost of moving it back?  To say nothing of the damage.

Equally pointedly, why is it the County has allowed Theresa Ahrens to park and live in her tiny cottage on that very same road?  Why hasn't she been evicted by the County?  Why was she assessed taxes on an adjacent improvement she doesn't own?

Why is it, Counselor, Johnny Greene is paying for the attorney retained by Ms. Ahrens?  Is Greene attempting to make this all go away by bribery?  Greene has also informed Berardi he is going to sue.  For what?  Has Greene lost his mind?

What about Wells who installed a $4500 septic system on a lot turns out he does not own as a result of Greene, an outrageously inept County, to say nothing of the Llano County Attorney who remains equally determinedly clueless?

How about Bolen who hasn't a pot to piss in, but was nonetheless f--ked over by Greene to say nothing of an egregiously inept County, to say nothing of you and your goddamned equally incompetent office?

None of this is going away, Counselor, -- any time soon.  Will not be swept under the carpet as all the other crap going on in this hell hole County.  Not a chance.  Expect a full expose in this publication whether or not this outrageous fiasco finally gets resolved.  Including full public exposure of both the Sheriff and his jackbooted thug.

Tim Chorney, Publisher
Liberty In Peril
Formerly,
The Llano Ledger
www.libertyinperil.com
P.O. Box 151
Buchanan Dam, Texas 78609

c. Liberty In Peril

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Copyright 2017 Tim Chorney, Publisher, Liberty In Peril

Bill Blackburn, Sheriff
Llano County Sheriff's Office
2001 N. State Hwy. 16 Suite A
Llano, Texas 78643

August 23, 2017

Re: Damage To Pace Arrow-Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764

Sheriff:

Archive and retain all reports vis a vis damage to the Pace Arrow resulting from egregious abuse of authority perpetrated by Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764, on the Berardi property in Kingsland on 8-16-17.

Tim Chorney, Publisher
Liberty In Peril
Formerly,
The Llano Ledger
www.libertyinperil.com
P.O. Box 151
Buchanan Dam, Texas 78609

c. Liberty In Peril


9-14-18

Wake up, Sheriff.  Again, where is dashcam video of the killing of Jeffrey Gray Wise, 52, of Austin by DPS and the Llano County Sheriff's Office?  One hundred twenty five weeks, now.  A goddamned disgrace.  Why are you still sitting on this information?  What are you hiding, Sheriff?  What is the identity of the officers who killed Wise?  Too gutless to release this information to the public that pays your salary and that of your goons?  Reportedly, there were three officers involved in the shooting.

Who are they, Sheriff?  Their past history?  An ongoing investigation remains a lame bullshit excuse.  How can you and your goons be trusted when you refuse to disclose information?  One hundred twenty five weeks.  Especially, your egregious failure to disclose the identity of the officers who pulled the trigger.  To cover your sorry ass, Sheriff?  Those of your thugs?  The people have a right to know what happened, how it went down.  You don't understand that, Sheriff?  Sadly, clearly, you answer to no one.  Including taxpayers.  Especially, taxpayers.

Until you and your goons come clean, doubt will remain this was indeed a good shoot.  The longer you drag your feet, the greater the doubt.  Think not?  Wake up.  Your credibility has tanked.  Isn't getting any better as this bullshit continues unabated.  One hundred twenty five weeks.   Still no identification of the officers involved  ... Can't get your stories straight?  In line?  Discrepancy between LCSO and DPS? Wake up, Sheriff.  The public no longer buys the bullshit.  No longer trusts you.  On this and many, many other issues.  You have no credibility.  Absolutely, none.

Readers, this is but one of about four other highly questionable killings by law enforcement in Llano County in the last decade or so.  There was one within the City of Llano, another in a field near Fuzzy's Corner, Buchanan Dam, yet another in Point Tella, Buchanan Dam, still another in Tow.  If there are any others I may have neglected to mention, kindly email.

It's time the public be fully informed.  -- Know what we're dealing with here and how 'law' 'enforcement' operates in this hell hole County.  If these jackbooted bastards are not reined in, the life lost could be yours courtesy of a law enforcement system that is no longer accountable to anyone.  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?

The Sheriff seems to have no clue the people who pay him and his goons are entitled to know whom is killing whom and why.  This shit always seems to be swept under the carpet.  Ignored.  The attitude of these jackbooted sons of bitches is trust us.  They can't be.  They've lied too many times.  Refuse to be accountable to anyone.  We live in a goddamned fascist police-state where law enforcement does as it pleases. Usually, with impunity.  That has to change.

The Texas Rangers have become rubber stamp to atrocities committed by law enforcement.  This also has to change.  No one is holding law enforcement accountable any longer.  No one.  No one in state or federal government. This is precisely why Ferguson triggered such an uproar.  There was no justice there.  None here.  None anywhere.  Officers are abusive, corrupt, inept.

Falsely ticket and arrest the innocent to line County coffers.  Court fees charged continue to be horrendous.  -- Aren't taxpayers already looted to pay these costs?  Aren't you boys not only double f--king those falsely accused, but taxpayers also hellaciously looted to pay the very same costs?   Yet, the criminal bastards in power in Llano continue to pile on the fees. This is nothing more than goddamned bullshit.  This money finds its way into the pockets of the corrupt, abusive bastards who falsely believe they run and own this hell hole.

Would you believe the last time the Sheriff's Office happened to be 'audited' during the Garrett regime, reportedly, auditors couldn't figure out what went where and why? Yet, surprise, surprise.  Nothing was done.  There has to be transparency.  There is none.  Why would these thieving bastards want any?  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  How else could they so easily steal and loot with virtual impunity?  Worse, this reinforces jackbooted power in this goddamned, godforsaken hell hole County.

The public has a right to know the histories of the Sheriff's goons.  Clearly, the Sheriff doesn't think so.  That is, where they came from.  Why they left where they were.  What is happening here is the Sheriff is using 'personnel matters' as a convenient excuse to deny the public access to the history of outrageously corrupt, abusive, inept officers who are no more than criminals themselves.

He's protecting his outrageously corrupt, abusive, inept jackbooted bastards.  Worse, the standards imposed by sheriff's offices statewide with the exception of metropolitan counties are well below those of DPS and city police departments.  Why?  So the corruption, abuse, ineptness, and outright stealing can continue unabated?  This has to change.  ... Can't have that, can we?  Sheriff?  TL?

The public should understand Llano County authorities have it all sewn up.  Did you know the Texas Attorney General does not have the authority to investigate and prosecute County authorities on his own?  The District Attorney has to call for an investigation by the Texas Rangers.  Then, the State can prosecute if it so chooses.

Consequently?  Guess what?  Nothing will happen.  Nothing ever does.  The goddamned corruption continues unabated until you, the public, pressure authorities.  Precisely, why we all enjoy the 'best' government money can buy. Literally.  Without question, the corrupt, abusive, inept sons of bitches are all bought and paid for.  Firmly clamped to the taxpayer tit.  Dependent on money looted from innocent citizens caught in their web.  Phony fines and court costs cleverly designed to f--k the innocent and enrich the pieces of shit who falsely believe they run and own Llano County. Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?

Interestingly, the former Sheriff and District Attorney were reportedly forced to retire after an outrageous scandal involving a drunk driving police officer from out of town.  Including special treatment of the drunken son of a bitch that no other citizen caught doing the same would have been afforded.  An honest, honorable Llano County Deputy suffered the consequences. Forget?  Great officers do not last in this hell hole County. ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?

With all ongoing abuse in this goddamned County, one thing remains for damned sure.  We're just getting started, Sheriff.  You will continue to be exposed for whom and what you and your corrupt, abusive, inept jackbooted bastards have become, truly are, not what you phonies purport to be, that is, how you continue to f--k over a public you've falsely sworn to protect and defend.  -- Exposure, the only way short of an unwanted dreaded revolution to force desperately needed change in a goddamned fascist police-state. The Fourth Reich.

Have your jackbooted thugs been tested for steroids, Sheriff?  If you've nothing to hide, Bill, release the results of all drug testing.  'Personnel matters?'  Bullshit.  Looted taxpayers have the right to know.  They're footing the bill for all this goddamned corruption, abuse, ineptness. When will you and the boys end the shakedowns?  Looting of the innocent to line County coffers?  No honor at all?

Where are your swastika armbands, you fascist son of a bitch?  You and your thugs remain out of uniform.  Once again, Sheriff, and ad nauseum, did you and/or your goons pressure Schilling to exit the race?  Did you steal the election? If so, an aggressively stupid, achingly gutless public gets what it truly deserves.  One of the most corrupt, abusive, inept 'law' 'enforcement' agencies in our formerly great country.


9-14-18

Have any information, knowledge of, experience with a purportedly non-profit volunteer clean-up group called Looking Forward In Llano County affiliated with the Llano County Attorney's Office?  Email this publication at libertyinperil@openmailbox.org to provide information and/or arrange a meeting to discuss this matter.  If requested, your identity will be protected.  The question is quite simple.  Is this group what it claims to be and on the level?


9-14-18

Highly reminiscent of our outrageously bought and paid for judiciary, Llano County prosecutors, Sheriff Bill Blackburn and his criminal SS jackbooted bastards in black who continue to egregiously disgrace themselves and the badge, do as they please regardless of the law and Constitution, carefully consider the following.  It's appalling.  Runs against the grain of everything our formerly great country once stood for.  No longer.

The following?  Inexplicable.  NBC News reports:

"A Dallas man was killed late Thursday when a police officer returning home from her shift entered the wrong apartment in her building and eventually opened fire, authorities said."

Say what?

"Details surrounding the death of Botham Shem Jean, a 26-year-old native of the Caribbean island of St. Lucia, were not immediately available early Friday."

Why not?  Need time to concoct a plausible story?  Excuse?

"His mother, Allie Jean, said in a phone interview that his family was stunned to learn of his death.  "He did no one any wrong," she said.  Dallas police in a statement said that preliminary information suggests the officer involved called for help, and told responding officers that "she entered the victim's apartment believing that it was her own."

Could it be the officer was drunk?  Stoned?  Mentally disturbed?

"The incident began just before 10 p.m. CT (11 p.m. ET) at the South Side Flats, an upscale apartment complex directly south of Dallas' downtown.  During the encounter, the officer was in full uniform and "fired her weapon striking the victim," police said.  Jean was taken to the hospital and died. The Dallas County Medical Examiner later released his identity."

Hours and hours after the incident and still no information?  Why not?

"The officer was not immediately identified, and was being placed on administrative leave during the investigation."

Jesus Christ.  Why wasn't she immediately identified?  Why not?  The public is entitled to this information.  All these hours and no arrest?  Had it been a civilian, his or her sorry ass would have been immediately taken into custody.  Why special treatment for the jackbooted bastards in blue?

"At a news conference early Friday, Dallas police Sgt. Warren Mitchell said they had yet to interview the officer and would not speculate as to whether she mistakenly entered another apartment and believed the man already inside was an intruder.  "We still have a lot to do in this investigation," Mitchell added."

You didn't immediately interrogate the officer?  Why not?  What were you waiting for?  Allow sufficient time to get her story straight?  This shit is precisely why police cannot be trusted.

Gets worse.  Far worse.  Get this:

"Allie Jean said her son lived in a gated apartment complex and had no reason not to trust anyone who was at his door.  "He's that kind of person," she said.  But she questioned how the situation could have escalated to her son's shooting.  "Somebody has to be crazy not to realize that they walked into the wrong apartment," Allie Jean said. "He's a bachelor. Things are different inside."  "And if you try your key and it doesn't work, that should make you realize you're at the wrong apartment," she added. "Every door for each apartment is also numbered."

Jesus Christ.  This shit stinks to high heaven.

"Allie Jean said she would speak with her son daily, usually before 10 p.m., but thought he might be out after she didn't hear from him.  She remembered her son, who was nicknamed Bo, as a top student who loved serving as a song leader in church and leading worship.  He attended Harding University, a private Christian institution in Arkansas, and was a member of the Good News Singers and campus ministry.  "I don't think there was a student on campus who didn't know Botham," said Landis Tindell, who knew him as a resident adviser. "He was always friendly, always smiling, and just all around a great person."

None of this makes any sense.  Why are these jackbooted bastards sitting on this?  Appear to be protecting one of their own.

CBS News reports:

"Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall said at a press conference that her department is seeking a manslaughter warrant for the officer, who won't be identified until she is officially charged.

"The officer was in full uniform when she shot Jean, who was black, Hall said. Hall couldn't provide the location of the officer or whether she was in custody. Hall said the officer's blood will be tested to determine whether she had been using drugs or alcohol. She said the officer hadn't yet been questioned. "Right now there are more questions than we have answers," Hall said.  When officers initially responded to the scene, they began investigating the case as an officer-involved shooting, Hall said. When the circumstances "led us to another direction," she said the department invited the Texas Rangers to take over and conduct an independent investigation.

"Residents of the apartment complex said they can access their units with a regular key or through a keypad code.  Two women who live on the second floor near where the shooting happened said they heard a lot of noise late Thursday.  "It was, like, police talk: 'Open up! Open up!'" 20-year-old Caitlin Simpson told The Dallas Morning News.  Yazmine Hernandez, 20, was studying with Simpson when they heard the commotion.  "We heard cops yelling, but otherwise had no idea what was going on," Hernandez said."

NPR reports:

"Dallas Police Chief U. Renee Hall says she plans to charge the officer with manslaughter and has invited the Texas Rangers to investigate the shooting.

"It's not clear what interaction was between them ... but at some point she fired her weapon, striking the victim," Hall said at a press conference on Friday.

"Police are not following their ordinary protocol for officer-involved shootings, Hall said, describing this killing as "very unique situation." A blood sample was drawn to test the officer for drugs and alcohol.  Hall expressed her condolences to Jean's family."

CBS News reports:

"A white Dallas police officer was arrested Sunday on a manslaughter charge in the off-duty shooting of a black neighbor whose apartment she says she mistook for her own. Officer Amber Guyger was booked into the Kaufman County Jail after being taken into custody, the Texas Department of Public Safety said in a news release. The department said the investigation is ongoing and that no additional information was available."

Why not?  Why are they sitting on this information?  Why?  Had it been the other way around and a cop had been killed, information would have been far more forthcoming.  Is this officer being protected?  Coddled?

"CBS Dallas/Fort Worth reports that Guyger posted her $300,000 bond Sunday evening and has since been released. Online records initially showed Guyger was in custody, but she later was not listed on the jail inmate roster."

Why the hell not?  Why no equal treatment?  Why did it take three days to finally arrest her?  Why no equal justice?  This officer presents an ongoing threat to the community.  Why aren't her sorry gluteus maximi locked up?  Why not?

"S. Lee Merritt, one of the attorneys for Jean's family, said Saturday that the man's loved ones weren't calling on the authorities to jump to conclusions or to deny Guyger her right to due process. But Merritt said they wanted Guyger "to be treated like every other citizen, and where there is evidence that they've committed a crime, that there's a warrant to be issued and an arrest to be made."

They're protecting their own, instead of the public they've falsely sworn to protect and serve.  ... Right, Sheriff?

"Guyger, 30, is a four-year veteran of the police force. The Dallas Police Department released her name Saturday night."

Why not two days before?  Why no equal treatment as accorded a civilian who kills an officer?

"Police Chief U. Renee Hall said the day after the shooting that her department was seeking manslaughter charges against Guyger. But she said Saturday that the Texas Rangers, who have taken over the investigation, asked her department to hold off because they had learned new information and wanted to investigate further before a warrant was issued."

What new information?  The criminal jackbooted bastards in blue never take their time arresting someone who kills a police officer.  Why not the other way around?  Why special treatment for these criminal jackbooted bastards?  ... Right, Sheriff?  Why are these highly abusive, criminal pieces of human excrement dragging their feet?  Protecting one of their own? Why?

"Jean's family has also hired attorney Benjamin Crump, who is best known for representing the families of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown. Martin, a black, unarmed 17-year-old, was shot and killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer in 2012 in Sanford, Florida. Brown, a black, unarmed 18-year-old, was shot and killed by a white police officer in 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.  Crump has also represented the families of Stephon Clark and Terence Crutcher, both also black and unarmed. Clark, 22, was fatally shot earlier this year by officers in the backyard of his grandparents' home in Sacramento, California. Crutcher, 40, was shot and killed by a white police officer in 2016 in Tulsa, Oklahoma."

This attorney is certainly getting more than his share of experience courtesy of all the murders of innocent, unarmed civilians by the criminal jackbooted bastards in blue.  ... Right, Sheriff?

"Many questions remain about what led Guyger to shoot Jean. Hall said the officer's blood was drawn at the scene so that it could be tested for alcohol and drugs. Investigators haven't released the results of those tests."

Why not?  What are they waiting for?  Had it been a civilian who killed a cop, information would have been far, far, far more than forthcoming.  In an effort to affect the potential jury pool.  ... Right, Sheriff?  The American Way, right, Bill?  Readers?  These jackbooted bastards have no honor.  No principles.  Get their cookies off abusing and killing the innocent.

"The group Mothers Against Police Brutality says Guyger's arrest is a "first step" toward justice and accountability."

Don't hold your breath.  Forget?  In Nazi Texas, kill a cop even in self-defense, guess what?  Get executed.  ... Right, Sheriff?  Why no state capital murder statutes targeting police who murder innocent, unarmed civilians in Nazi Texas?  Why special treatment for the criminal jackbooted bastards in blue and black?

"Sara Mokuria, the group's co-founder, says it's happy with the arrest, but believes it should have come days ago. Mokuria says police officers should be held to a higher level of accountability and not afforded special treatment. She says going forward the group expects transparency and accountability in the case."

Don't hold your breath, madam.  Not how things work in Nazi America, right, Bill?  Highly reminiscent of your goons though, isn't it, Sheriff?  Forget?  'Stupid is as stupid does.'  F--ked up is f--ked up no matter where.  Problem throughout all law enforcement.  Including right here in Nazi Llano County, right, Sheriff?  This officer clearly had her head securely lodged where the sun seldom shines.  Egregious insanity perpetrated by the criminal jackbooted bastards in blue.

No end to it.  Surprised?  Especially, in today's climate where anything goes, right, Bill?  Live in a de facto fascist police-state, quickly transitioning to the Trump nazi's Fourth Reich.  Certainly, a problem here in Nazi Llano County, isn't it, Sheriff?  Except your goons aren't held accountable when they egregiously f--k up.  Ever.  By design.

-- That precisely why you refuse to release information on your deputies to the long-suffering public?  That is, employment history, criminal background, results of drug testing, etc..  ... Got to protect your criminal jackbooted thugs preying on the citizenry with virtual impunity, right, sir?  Equally pointedly, why hasn't Llano County Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764 been held criminally accountable for egregious abuse of power involving denial of property rights to a Kingsland property owner?  To say nothing of consequent resultant physical damage done to a motor home on that property.

The Washington Post reports:

"The Dallas police officer who authorities said entered an apartment she thought was hers and killed a man who lived there is now facing a manslaughter charge.  Amber Guyger, 30, was taken into custody Sunday evening amid intensifying calls for her arrest and accusations that police are showing deferential treatment to one of their own. The shooting death of Botham Shem Jean, 26, also has become a rallying cry for advocates against police brutality — though much is still unknown about what happened in the Dallas apartment last week."

Police are sitting on this information.  The unanswered question is why.  Appear to be protecting and coddling one of their own.  -- No equal treatment accorded civilians who kill an officer.

"A video taken from outside the building shows the officer on her phone, pacing back and forth outside the apartment, and crying. Paramedics were later seen moving a man on a gurney and performing CPR on him.  Dallas civil rights attorney Lee Merritt, who represents Jean's family, said his clients are grateful that the officer has been arrested, though it provides little relief.  “It came later than we would expect under the circumstances where a young man was shot in his own home,” Merritt told The Washington Post Monday, adding later: “It's still going to be a long road. They still don't know what happened to their son.”

The jackbooted bastards in blue appear to be covering their ass, protecting, coddling one of their own.  No equal treatment.

"Authorities had initially held off on obtaining an arrest warrant. Dallas Police Chief Reneé Hall said investigators needed more time to decipher what they described as an unusual case. The Texas Ranger Division, a separate agency that's investigating the case, interviewed Guyger and asked that the warrant be postponed so that investigators could look into the information the officer gave them, Hall said.  Things seemed to change Sunday evening, when Merritt told reporters that his law firm had just presented a witness and video evidence to the Dallas County District Attorney's Office that “could change the course of the investigation” and lead to the officer's arrest.  Merritt did not elaborate further, citing the pending investigation. But Guyger was arrested shortly after."

One thing is for sure.  This officer was not accorded the very same treatment civilians experience when they kill a cop even in self-defense.

"The delay in the officer's arrest frustrated Jean's family members who arrived in Dallas from the Caribbean island of St. Lucia, where Jean was born. It also raised questions about whether investigators were showing deferential treatment to the officer.  “In any normal case where there's probable cause . . . you make an arrest,” Merritt told The Post earlier Sunday, before Guyger was arrested. “When law enforcement [is under investigation], for some reason, we don't use the normal protocol in dealing with criminal activity.”

This shit must end.  Precisely, one reason why an unwanted dreaded second American revolution catastrophically looms.  Hear the rumble?

"Jean's mother, Allison Jean, a former St. Lucia government official, called the news of his death “a nightmare.”  “I need to look into her eyes and ask her why did she do that to my son,” Allison Jean told NBC News. “Botham would want me to get justice for him. The state needs to pay for my son.”

Goddamned right.  Sue the living shit out of everyone and every entity involved.

"A police spokeswoman referred questions to the Texas Ranger Division. The Texas Department of Public Safety, which oversees the rangers, has not responded to a request for comment beyond issuing a brief news release announcing Guyger's arrest. The District Attorney's Office also has not responded to a request for comment."

Why not?  The public deserves a timely response.  Forget?  You bastards are answerable to the public that pays your salaries, endures your goddamned disingenuous bullshit.  ... Right, Sheriff?  Law enforcement serves itself.  Prosecutors serve the criminal jackbooted bastards in blue, not the public.  ... Right, Sonny Boy?  Becky?

"Jean's death has renewed calls for policing reform and places the national spotlight back on a police department that, just two years ago, lost five of its officers in a shooting. A gunman who “said he wanted to kill white people, especially white officers,” opened fire in July 2016 in the middle of what had otherwise been a peaceful protest over police shootings."

Precisely, how unwanted dreaded revolutions spawn.  Courtesy of  achingly clueless, Aryan arrogant, jackbooted nazis in blue and black hopelessly, dangerously out of control.  Has to change.  Status quo, unsustainable.

“There is so much rhetoric surrounding this incident. We have a lot of questions that are unanswered,” Hall said. “Allow us to get to the bottom of those answers that we could give to you, and then let's have a discussion.”

You and your goons are dragging your feet, Chief.

"Merritt, who also represents the family of Antwon Rose II, an unarmed teenager who was shot by an East Pittsburgh police officer, said race and police's use of force are deeply intertwined in this country. On the night of the shooting, Guyger's apartment key was found in Jean's door, suggesting that she had tried to open it, Merritt said. Seeing a black man inside an apartment she thought was hers influenced her actions, Merritt concluded.  “I have to believe based on experience that her decision to use deadly force in the way that she did was influenced by the fact that she was standing in front of a black male and that our society has allowed law enforcement to use deadly force in unnecessary situations against black men with impunity,” he said."

Readers are reminded statistics indicate far more innocent unarmed whites are killed by the criminal jackbooted bastards in blue than blacks.  Without question, however, racism, bigotry are profound factors in the killing of innocent, unarmed people of color by police.  Out of control police seem to be getting their cookies off murderously abusing power.

CBS News reports:

"But the investigation was handed off to the Texas Rangers to avoid the appearance of any bias.  After coordination with the Dallas County District Attorney, Guyer was arrested last night nearly three days after the fatal encounter with Jean.  There are questions about what happened on the fourth floor of the South Side Flats apartment complex, reports correspondent Omar Villafranca. Also: Why did a sheriff's department 30 miles away arrest Guyger when she was two blocks from Dallas Police headquarters? And why did it take almost three days before she was arrested?"

Why are police sitting on this information?

"Jean family attorneys, including Benjamin Crump, and local politicians rallied against the Dallas Police Department for failing to make a timely arrest in the case. "You or I would be arrested if we went to the wrong apartment and blow a hole in a person's chest, killing them," said Crump."

Goddamned right.  No equal justice.

"Texas State Senator Royce West said, "We gotta make sure that in Texas, there is no separate standard as it relates to police officers when they commit these types of crimes."

Ongoing issue for decades.  Now, just aware of it Senator?

NPR reports:

"On Monday morning, the Dallas County medical examiner's office ruled Jean's death a homicide, saying he died from a gunshot wound to the chest, according to Dallas member station KERA.  The killing sparked shock in the community — and speculation about whether Guyger's explanation should be taken at face value. And then there's the element of race: Guyger is white; Jean was black.  "Right now, there are more questions than answers," Dallas Police Chief U. Renee Hall said at a news conference about the shooting."

You're stonewalling, Chief.

Think not?  Get this:

"Jean wasn't the first person shot by Guyger," KERA reports. "She shot another man, Uvaldo Perez, in May 2017, while she was on duty. She was not charged."  Police initially treated the incident as an "officer-involved shooting."  "However," Hall said, "as we continued this investigation it became clear that we were dealing with what appears to be a much different and very unique situation."

Above?  More bullshit, -- not-so-cleverly designed to obfuscate.

"The police chief said a blood sample was drawn to test for drugs and alcohol, without providing further details, and noted that the Texas Rangers had been called in to take over the case.  "It's not clear what the interaction was between her and the victim," she said."

The following is quite disturbing:

"Hall said she had wanted to get a warrant for manslaughter against her own officer on Friday — but that the Rangers opted to delay the move, after speaking with Guyger.  Commenters on the Dallas Police Department's Facebook page criticized the delay in charging Guyger.  "If Pookie from around the way would have taken someone's life, he would have been arrested on the spot," Tonya Moore wrote in response to the department's posting about Guyger. "And you wonder why community relations is bad."

Excellent point.  Sadly, law enforcement has no credibility.  Too many lies.  Too much obfuscation.  Blatant deception, deceit.

Get a load of this:

"Others complained about the rapidity with which Guyger navigated the criminal justice system following her arrest late Sunday. She was able to surrender to police, be processed and post a $300,000 bond in only about an hour, rather than spend a night in jail."

Jesus Christ.  No equal treatment.  Protected, coddled.  Remains an exigent threat to the public.  Why is she free?

"Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings issued a statement praising the investigators and the community for their response to the killing, prompting Twitter user Shannon Toye to reply, "Mr. Rawlings, This entire situation smacks of preferential treatment. There is no level playing field in America."

There is not.  Never has been.  Grown exponentially worse since 9/11, however.  De facto fascist police-state, quickly transitioning under the Trump nazi to the Fourth Reich.  No foreign power, no terrorist organization, not even the criminal element poses a greater threat to life, liberty, all civil and constitutional rights and liberties than all branches and levels of nazi government.  ... Right, Sheriff?

ABC News reports:

"Charges against an off-duty Texas police officer who allegedly shot a man in his apartment could be changed from manslaughter to murder when the case is presented to a grand jury, a prosecutor said Monday as the victim's mother demanded answers and implored "all the powers that be" to seek justice for her son.  Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson said her office plans to present a "thorough" case to a grand jury in coming days. A murder charge against Officer Amber Guyger has not been taken off the table, she noted.  "Johnson said the final charges against Guyer have not been determined.  "The Texas Rangers made the decision to issue an arrest warrant for manslaughter," Johnson said, adding that a grand jury will make the ultimate decision on charges against Guyger.  "Believe me, we will make certain that justice is done in this case," she said."

Think so?

"Johnson said no timetable has been set on when the case will be presented to the grand jury.  "I have full confidence in my investigators, my staff that we will get to the bottom of everything and we will present not only the evidence that we already have, but we will have ... even more evidence that we will be presenting to the grand jury," she said."

Satisfied?  Assured?

The victim's mother is not:

"Following Johnson's press conference, Jean's mother, Allison Jean, said she still doesn't understand how her son was shot to death in his own home by a police officer in uniform.  "I'm not satisfied that we have all the answers," she said outside the Dallas County district attorney's office. "And the No. 1 answer that I want is what happened. I have asked too many questions and I've been told that there are no answers yet."

Stinks to high heaven.  Get this:

"Johnson would not disclose details of what her office has learned of the encounter, saying the investigation into Jean's death is continuing and that she doesn't want to do anything to compromise the probe.  Lee Merrit, an attorney for the Jean family, said the evidence so far shows that Guyger was not only at the wrong door of the apartment complex, she was on the floor and standing on a large red doormat before she entered Botham Jean's apartment.  "If the prevailing narrative is true, and again it's clouded in a shroud of mystery, and she entered the wrong home and found a stranger there, why was she so quick to rely on deadly force is a great mystery for us," Merrit said."

Inexplicable.  Police are stonewalling.

"When Officer Guyger entered this apartment, she entered in her uniform. She was operating under the color of state authority. She used her service pistol to kill Botham Jean. She used her training and we would expect our law enforcement officers in the city of Dallas to be able to diffuse a situation, to gather facts," he added. "We want to know what went wrong in her training, what went wrong before she clocked out that had her so disoriented ... that she couldn't make her home from another person's home."

All the more reason, the goddamned stonewalling needs to end.  The public is entitled to information, full disclosure.  Demands it.

Getting worse.  NPR reports:

"An affidavit for an arrest warrant says the officer found the door ajar at what she thought was her own apartment. It says it was dark inside, she saw the silhouette of a man, and she gave him orders that he didn't follow. She told investigators she thought the man was a burglar.  An attorney for the family disputed that version of events, according to WFAA TV. Lee Merritt said he talked with two witnesses who said they heard knocking at a door and a woman they believed to be the officer saying, "Let me in." He also said Jean had placed a red mat at his door to differentiate his apartment from the others."

Somebody's lying.  Couldn't be law enforcement, could it?

CBS News reports:

"Dozens of demonstrators gathered outside Dallas police headquarters Monday evening to demand justice for Botham Jean, the 26-year-old who was shot inside his own apartment last Thursday by off-duty police officer Amber Guyger. Guyger has been charged with manslaughter, but demonstrators say that's not enough.  Her case now heads to a grand jury where her charges could be bumped up to murder, reports CBS News' Omar Villafranca."

Protest must always remain non-violent.  Otherwise, you stupidly grant the jackbooted bastards carte blanche to murder on the job.

"According to an arrest warrant, Guyger told investigators that she went to what she thought was her third floor apartment. Instead, she went to Jean's fourth floor apartment directly above hers. Guyger says her door was "ajar" and saw a "large silhouette" inside. After giving "verbal commands that were ignored," she fired her handgun twice, striking Jean once in the torso. It wasn't until Guyger "turned on the…lights" and "called 911" that she realized she was "at the wrong apartment."  "We will make certain that justice is done in this case," said Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson."

Hard too believe when she's sitting on information days after the fact.  Worse?

"Attorneys for Jean's family say two witnesses told them details that contradict Guyger's account.  "They heard knocking down the hallway followed by a woman's voice that they believe to be officer Guyger saying, 'Let me in. Let me in,'" attorney Lee Merritt said.  The family's attorneys say one of the witnesses then heard gunshots followed by a man's voice.  "What we believe to be the last words of Botham Jean which was 'Oh my god, why did you do that?'" Merritt said."

All the more reason why the Chief and District Attorney need to be far more forthcoming with information.  -- Appear to be covering their ass.  And that of law enforcement.  Concern about compromising an investigation remains a bogus excuse, -- especially, in this case where an officer and her victim appear to be the only two people directly involved. Worse, at a time when law enforcement has so little credibility.  Has a profound history of lying like hell, covering its ass.  ... Right, Sheriff?

"Allison Jean wants to know what happened to her son. "I'm not satisfied that we have all the answers," Allison said.  "There is really no reason why a mother should have to wait until the conclusion of an investigation to know what happened to her child," said Daryl Washington, another one of the family's attorneys."

All the more reason a new federal agency needs to be created whose sole function would be to investigate, arrest, charge, and prosecute corrupt, abusive, murderous officers in a special court whose only purpose would be to try criminal officers, prosecutors, and judges.

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9-14-18

Highly reminiscent of our outrageously bought and paid for judiciary, Llano County prosecutors, Sheriff Bill Blackburn and his criminal SS jackbooted bastards in black who continue to egregiously disgrace themselves and the badge, do as they please regardless of the law and Constitution, carefully consider the following.  It's appalling.  Runs against the grain of everything our formerly great country once stood for.  No longer.

More of the same old racist shit.  Get this.  CBS News reports:

"The family of a black teenager in Wisconsin is considering legal action after police pulled him over and handcuffed him because of an apparent "false robbery" call. Akil Carter was riding in a car with his white grandmother. Police say they pulled the car over after getting a tip that two black males were robbing a white woman nearby. A police spokesperson says the officers responded appropriately and released the teen as soon as they realized there was a "misunderstanding." Still, the family wonders how this potentially dangerous situation could have happened in the first place, reports CBS News' Michelle Miller."

Very same way it happens over and over and over again.  Racial profiling.  Abuse of authority.

"Carter's grandmother, Paulette Barr, had just left church and was driving him to work when police stopped them. Officers say they initially started following them after an African American man and woman identified the vehicle. They said it was carrying a white woman who was being robbed by two black men. But police say they never got a formal statement from those witnesses because they left the area. The family's attorney is skeptical."

Same old shit.  Police lie like hell.  Engage in racial profiling.  Perpetrate both with impunity.

"It seems strange that for all the dash cam footage the police have turned over, we have not seen anything where the officer is interacting with these people," said Joy Bertrand, Carter's family's attorney."

Imagine that.  The courts allow the jackbooted bastards to lie like hell.  Yet, tell a cop the truth, but not what he or she wants to hear, guess what?  Get hauled to jail for lying to a cop.  Goddamned nazi justice in a de facto fascist police-state, quickly transitioning to the Trump nazi's Fourth Reich.

"After Carter was detained, an officer is seen exiting his patrol car with his gun outside the holster. Officers then approached the teen's grandmother who said, "This is my grandson." Police say Carter was handcuffed for approximately six minutes.  "Well, I'm guessing what this sounds like is a really big misunderstanding," one officer said."

Jesus Christ.  What it is is egregious abuse of authority.  Racial profiling.  Rampant ongoing bullshit.

"The family's attorney says even if the police account is accurate, the officers clearly overreacted.  "Any random person can run up to a police officer now and say, stop that car, it's engaged in a robbery, and that's all it takes," Bertrand said."

That's right.  Fascist police-state.

"The family's attorney says the frightening encounter left the grandmother feeling helpless, wondering what she could have done to protect her grandson."

Sue the living shit out of the officers, department, and the city.  Only thing the clueless nazi bastards understand.

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9-14-18

Highly reminiscent of our outrageously bought and paid for judiciary, Llano County prosecutors, Sheriff Bill Blackburn and his criminal SS jackbooted bastards in black who continue to egregiously disgrace themselves and the badge, do as they please regardless of the law and Constitution, carefully consider the following.  It's appalling.  Runs against the grain of everything our formerly great country once stood for.  No longer.

The following is appalling.  Indicative of precisely how far law enforcement has deteriorated.  Involves serious lack of judgment displayed by a black cop on an 11-year-old black kid.  CBS News reports:

"A Cincinnati police officer who used a stun gun on an 11-year-old black girl accused of shoplifting told her that actions like hers hurts the "community," according to body camera footage of the arrest. "You know, sweetheart, this is why there's no grocery stores in the black community," said Officer Kevin Brown on a comment caught by his body camera, CBS affiliate WKRC-TV reported.  The comment resulted in an internal investigation that found that Brown - who is also black - violated department policies. It marks the second time Brown has been accused of making inappropriate comments while on duty, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer, which said he was previously written up for using a homophobic slur in reference to a domestic violence victim."

Things have got to change.  Status quo, unsustainable.  ... Hear the rumble?

"Brown violated four policies, according to the police department's investigation, including making prejudiced comments and not warning the girl he was going to use the stun gun.  The report has infuriated Cincinnati officials, who have expressed concern about the girl's treatment from the start.  "I just don't know if you have room on the police department for people like this. This guy, from what I am hearing, has serious issues," said Wendell Young, a city councilman and former police officer."

You think?

"Cincinnati Police Union President Dan Hils defended Brown's statement to the girl, WKRC reported.  "This was nothing more than an African-American police officer talking to the girl in a fatherly way," Hils said."

Horse shit.  He's not her father.  He's an officer.  His duty is to properly arrest a shoplifter.  Do so lawfully, constitutionally.  Clearly, he did not.  Became judge, jury, and executioner, -- so to speak.

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9-14-18

Highly reminiscent of our outrageously bought and paid for judiciary, Llano County prosecutors, Sheriff Bill Blackburn and his criminal SS jackbooted bastards in black who continue to egregiously disgrace themselves and the badge, do as they please regardless of the law and Constitution, carefully consider the following.  It's appalling.  Runs against the grain of everything our formerly great country once stood for.  No longer.

In follow up to an earlier case reported here and elsewhere, ABC News reports:

"A Connecticut police officer caught on video warning a group of young people not to flee or fight because he was "trigger happy" has been demoted and faces a disciplinary process that could lead to a suspension or his firing, officials announced Thursday.  Hartford Sgt. Stephen Barone was demoted to officer and assigned to desk duty after an internal affairs investigation found he violated the department's code of conduct, Police Chief David Rosado said. The investigation also found that Barone did not violate the group's civil rights or harass them.  Mayor Luke Bronin said the disciplinary process could take several weeks.  "It was deeply disturbing and distressing to our entire community," Bronin said about the incident at a news conference. "It was inconsistent with the values of our city, the values of our police department. It was offensive. And it also created a real sense of fear and anger, both in those who were interacting with then-Sgt. Barone that night and in our community as a whole."

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9-14-18

Highly reminiscent of our outrageously bought and paid for judiciary, Llano County prosecutors, Sheriff Bill Blackburn and his criminal SS jackbooted bastards in black who continue to egregiously disgrace themselves and the badge, do as they please regardless of the law and Constitution, carefully consider the following.  It's appalling.  Runs against the grain of everything our formerly great country once stood for.  No longer.

The following is achingly indicative of a virulent, systemic cancer within law enforcement. The Washington Post reports:

"It was supposed to be a quick photo op with President Trump.  But the 44 sheriffs at the White House got a lot more than that when Trump conscripted them as unwitting bystanders in a withering assault Wednesday on a critical, anonymous essay about him in the New York Times."

Jesus Christ.  The nazi in the Oval Office rallies the troops.  SS stormtroopers.  Who'd 'a 'thunk' it?  LOL.

"In a surreal setting, the president turned to the uniformed law enforcement officers, assembled on a small riser in the stately East Room, for explicit support as he attacked the “dishonest media” as a “disgrace.”

True disgrace is a nazi fuhrer who has repeatedly violated his oath of office to protect and defend the United States Constitution, rule of law.  Instead, the fascist bastard continues to do quite the opposite.  Has haughtily become a law unto himself.

“Hey, I’ll ask the sheriffs: Can you imagine?” Trump said, responding to a reporter’s shouted question about the opinion piece. It was purportedly written by a senior official in the Trump administration who suggested a “quiet resistance” of fretful aides who were conspiring to protect the nation from an unstable president."

Imagine that.  This piece of human excrement makes Nixon look like a choir boy.  Gets worse:

"For the sheriffs, wearing gold badges and embroidered stars, it was a moment of truth: How would these elected officials — frozen in place in the background of a live television shot — react as Trump went on for another 840 words, slamming the anonymous author as “gutless,” predicting that the “phony media outlets” will go out of business and boasting of his accomplishments as if delivering a campaign speech?"

Think the jackbooted nazis in uniform didn't provide their nazi commander-in-chief precisely what he was looking for, desperately wanted?  LOL.

"To them, it was a no-brainer: They gave Trump several rounds of hearty applause."

... A raucous, boot clicking, goose stepping, treasonous, treacherous, traitorous Sieg Heil!, 'gentlemen?'

Conveniently forget your falsely sworn oaths of office to protect and defend the United States Constitution, rule of law?  Delusionally, believe your fuhrer is doing precisely that?

Clearly, these achingly fascist bastards do:

“My president is a very strong-willed person. He speaks from the heart, and he put the gentleman in his place,” Sheriff Sam Page of Rockingham County, N.C., said in an interview Thursday. “You poke the bear, the bear pokes back. And if you’re in the media, you should understand.”

Jesus Christ.  Your "president?"  Don't you mean your fuhrer, Sheriff?  Trump is no "bear," Sheriff.  He's an out of control lunatic.  A national socialist, fascist, nazi.  Just like you jackbooted bastards in law enforcement.  Your condescending, patronizing view of the media displays your ignorance, failure to appreciate the fact the media is constitutionally protected to expose pieces of human excrement like you to the light of day.  Egregious abuse of authority.  Lawlessness.

“He made me very proud how he handled himself,” said Sheriff Mike Lewis of Wicomico County, Md. “I thought he was in control. As you could see, he turned and directed his comments many times to the sheriffs. We reassured him, ‘We’ve got your back, Mr. President, because you always have ours.’ ”

Jesus Christ.  Wake up, Sheriff.  You're out to lunch.  No foreign power, no terrorist organization, not even the criminal element presents a greater threat to life, liberty, all civil and constitutional rights and liberties than all branches and levels of nazi government.  Out of control, corrupt, abusive, murderous government.  With law enforcement traitorously leading the charge.

"Sheriff Thomas Hodgson of Bristol County, Mass., who had organized their visit, presented the president with a plaque bearing Trump’s name on a sheriff’s badge and the inscription, “There’s a new sheriff in town.”

A nazi.  A shameless fascist who deliberately, concertedly, traitorously ignores his falsely sworn oath of office to protect and defend the United States Constitution, rule of law.  You jackbooted bastards in law enforcement are traitorously doing the same.  Have perversely become a law unto yourselves.  Raw nazism.

"Trump stood at a lectern and praised them for doing an “amazing job” despite being “scorned” by the “very, very dishonest” media. As the president wrapped up his remarks — lasting 360 words — reporters yelled out to him about the Times essay.  “Sheriffs are about fairness,” Hodgson said. “We work with the press all the time, but when we see something like that, which is wholly unfair, sheriffs bridle at that. We had just honored this man for what he’s done.”

What's that, Sheriff?  Usefully, transitioning the goddamned de facto fascist police-state we've lived in since 9/11 to the Trump nazi's Fourth Reich?

"When Trump responded forcefully, Hodgson added, “nobody looked at each other and said, ‘Let’s clap.’ But we all felt something at that moment.”

What's that, Sheriff?  Nazi pride?

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9-14-18

Highly reminiscent of our outrageously bought and paid for judiciary, Llano County prosecutors, Sheriff Bill Blackburn and his criminal SS jackbooted bastards in black who continue to egregiously disgrace themselves and the badge, do as they please regardless of the law and Constitution, carefully consider the following.  It's appalling.  Runs against the grain of everything our formerly great country once stood for.  No longer.

Think it'll ever end?  ABC News reports:

"For the second time in five months, a Miami police officer has made the news for allegedly kicking a suspect in the head.  Officer John Askew of the Miami Police Department appears to stomp on a teenage girl's head twice during an arrest, in footage recorded by a body camera in February this year, ABC affiliate WPLG in Miami reported. A city panel investigating the incident this week allowed media in to see and record the footage."

What took so long?  Why is the department dragging its feet?

"The video's emergence comes just months after another Miami police officer was charged with assault and relieved from duty after cellphone footage showing him apparently kicking the head of a handcuffed man sparked public outrage."

Goddamned bastards are out of control.  ... Right, Sheriff?

"In the video of the February incident, police cars chase a stolen SUV and, after the SUV crashes, a girl in a red sweatshirt starts running away from the scene. Two officers give her chase. One tackles her to the ground, and the other, Askew, appears to kick her in the head twice, puts handcuffs on her wrists and then drags her to a standing position by her cuffs."

It's how these pieces of shit get their cookies off.  Doing this to a girl.  Jesus Christ.  What manly men.

"The officers were answering a 911 call in which a woman said she had been robbed at gunpoint, the arrest report said, according to WPLG. Askew told the City of Miami's Civilian Investigative Panel that he kicked the girl to make her keep her head down, and that he had feared for the safety of himself and his fellow officers as it was an armed robbery."

Jesus Christ.  Gutless piece of shit.  Got his cookies off kicking a girl in the head.  Does he do the same to his girlfriend or wife?  Make him feel like a man?

"A report from the panel said the police department found Askew negligent in his duty, but did not think he used excessive force, WPLG reported. The teenage girl was charged with armed robbery and grand theft but she denies robbing anyone."

Jesus Christ.  No justice.  These gutless jackbooted pieces of shit receive special treatment.  Not held to the same standard as the rest of us.  ... Hear the rumble?

"The investigative panel will continue to probe the incident, according to its report."

Means shit squat.  Rubber stamp in Nazi America.  ... De facto fascist police-state quickly transitioning to the Trump nazi's Fourth Reich.

"The Miami Police Department did not immediately respond to ABC News' request for comment."

What the f--k could the gutless bastards say?  No foreign power, no terrorist organization, not even the criminal element presents a greater threat to life, liberty, all civil and constitutional rights and liberties than all levels and branches of nazi government.

Cowardly fail to financially and/or materially support those fighting for all civil and constitutional rights and liberties at great personal cost and risk?  Get what you truly deserve.


9-14-18

Highly reminiscent of our outrageously bought and paid for judiciary, Llano County prosecutors, Sheriff Bill Blackburn and his criminal SS jackbooted bastards in black who continue to egregiously disgrace themselves and the badge, do as they please regardless of the law and Constitution, carefully consider the following.  It's appalling.  Runs against the grain of everything our formerly great country once stood for.  No longer.

More fallout from an ongoing law enforcement problem in the City of Llano.  The Daily Trib reports:

"A Llano man filed a federal lawsuit Sept. 7 against two former Llano police officers alleging they violated his civil rights and used excessive force during a November 2016 arrest.  Cody Perry stated in the lawsuit that Matthew Grant Harden, who was in his personal vehicle, followed him home Nov. 6, 2016, from a Sonic restaurant in Llano. At the time, Harden was a member of the Llano Police Department.  Harden pulled in behind Perry, and the two got out their cars. Perry alleges in the lawsuit that Harden “came face-to-face with” him and there was a verbal exchange. According to the lawsuit, Harden, “without warning,” punched Perry in the face."

... Goes on and on.  Be interesting to see how this case is resolved.  Stay tuned.

Cowardly fail to financially and/or materially support those fighting for all civil and constitutional rights and liberties at great personal cost and risk?  Get what you truly deserve.


9-7-18

As always, when a cop does something heroic, and/or of exceptional benefit to the community, it leads.  Always.  This time it sadly cost a great officer his life.  CBS News reports:

"Police say a Connecticut police officer has died from injuries he sustained while trying to break up a bar fight in South Carolina. South Windsor Police say 41-year-old Matthew Mainieri was a 20-year veteran of the department. The Hartford Courant reports Mainieri was attempting to break up the fight when he sustained a fatal blow to the head.  Mainieri was off duty at the time and died Sunday from his injuries."

Uncommon Valor.  Horrendous loss to law enforcement and the community.

"County sheriffs in South Carolina charged 21-year-old Kelton Jess Todd in the assault. He was taken to a local jail. It's unclear whether he's represented by an attorney who could comment.

"CBS affiliate WFSB reports that South Windsor Deputy Chief Scott Custer said Sergeant Mainieri was a 20-year employee in the South Windsor Police Force and started his career in policing in 1998.  "Sgt. Mainieri spent his off-duty time with friends riding motorcycles, traveling to Vermont and South Carolina," wrote Chief Custer. "He leaves behind his mother, sister, girlfriend and countless friends."  Over his two-decade career, Mainieri received his department's Medal of Valor, the Chief's Award and multiple certificates of commendation."

Uncommon Valor.  Certainly, will be missed.


9-7-18

5-25-18

... Hey, Sheriff?  Is it true Llano County Attorney Becky Lange has advised you to stay out of the "Berardi Property Rights Denial-Damage To Pace Arrow-Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764" fiasco?  That right, Bill?  Isn't that obstruction of justice?  Also true your deputies have advised the Bolens to accept the status quo and not force the no-trespassing issue with Greene?  If so, isn't that also obstruction and official oppression?  When will you do your job, Bill?  As an elected official, you answer to the public, forget?  -- No honor?  ... No honor at all?  If the foregoing allegations are indeed true, didn't you swear an oath to uphold the law and Constitution?  Why aren't you doing so?  No guts?

Your deputy has been accused of abusing authority.  What action have you taken other than ignore the complaint?  Why aren't both Rodriguez and the County Attorney under criminal investigation?  The County Attorney appears to be obstructing justice, accepting the word of Greene in lieu of two surveyor companies who strongly assert otherwise.  Both the County Attorney and District Attorney have ignored complaints.  Par for the course in Llano County, isn't it?  Failed to do their jobs.  No surprise there, right, Bill?  Both receiving 'special consideration' up to and/or including a bribe from Greene?  Regardless, clearly, no justice in Nazi Llano County.  Bottom line?  Desperate need for an outside criminal investigation.  Conveniently, forget?  This County is ruled by men, certainly not rule of law and the United States Constitution.

Precisely, why there is desperate need for a new federal agency whose sole function would be to investigate, arrest, charge, and prosecute criminal law enforcement, prosecutors, and judges in a special court whose only mandate would be to adjudicate such cases.  Total independence.  Until that happens, the criminal bastards who falsely believe they run and own this hell hole County will continue to do as they please.

Tim Chorney, Publisher
Liberty In Peril

Some salient quotes occurring later on in this edition vis a vis unfinished business County officials continue to ignore:

..."You committed no crime. The criminal jackbooted bastard in blue took a hard dump on the Bill of Rights to get his goddamned cookies off abusing power.  ... Right, Sheriff?  Highly reminiscent of your goons, isn't it, Sheriff?  Forget?  'Stupid is as stupid does.'  Problem throughout all law enforcement.  Including right here in Nazi Llano County, right, Sheriff?  This officer clearly had his head securely lodged where the sun seldom shines.  Legalized, egregious interference with parental rights.

"No end to it.  Surprised?  Especially, in today's climate where anything goes, right, Bill?  Live in a de facto fascist police-state, quickly transitioning to the Trump nazi's Fourth Reich.  Certainly, a problem right here in Nazi Llano County, isn't it, Sheriff?  Except your goons aren't held accountable when they egregiously f--k up.  Ever.  By design.

-- "That precisely why you refuse to release information on your deputies to the long-suffering public?  That is, employment history, criminal background, results of drug testing, etc..  ... Got to protect your criminal jackbooted thugs preying on the citizenry with virtual impunity, right, sir?  Equally pointedly, why hasn't Llano County Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764 been held criminally accountable for egregious abuse of power involving denial of property rights to a Kingsland property owner?  To say nothing of consequent resultant physical damage done to a motor home on that property."

... Small sampling of what's to come in this edition.  Read on.


The following email was sent to the District Attorney:

Copyright 2018 Tim Chorney, Publisher, Liberty In Peril

Wiley B. "Sonny" McAfee
District Attorney
33rd and 424th Judicial Districts
Llano, TX 78643

March 9, 2018

Re:  Berardi Property Rights Denial-Damage To Pace Arrow-Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764

Counselor:

The enclosed emails were sent to the Llano County Attorney and Sheriff, respectively, vis a vis the above matter.  Remain unanswered.  The County Attorney appears to be protecting and defending the deputy at behest of Kingsland property owner Johnny Greene.  May have received some consideration from Greene up to and including a bribe.  Are the County Attorney, Greene, and the Deputy under criminal investigation?  If not, why not?

Tim Chorney, Publisher
Liberty In Peril
Formerly,
The Llano Ledger
www.libertyinperil.com
P.O. Box 151
Buchanan Dam, Texas 78609

c. Liberty In Peril

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Copyright 2018 Tim Chorney, Publisher, Liberty In Peril

Rebecca Lange, Llano County Attorney
Llano County Attorney's Office
Llano, Texas 78643

February 9, 2018

Re:  Berardi Property Rights Denial-Damage To Pace Arrow-Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764

Counselor:

As you're well aware, we have an outrageously corrupt, abusive, achingly inept Llano County Sheriff's Office here in Nazi Llano County.  Worse, you and your office aid and abet these SS jackbooted bastards in black.  The issue at the moment is the same it's been the last six months.

How is it two surveyor companies, the Appraisal District, the Tax Office, the Precinct 3 Commissioner, even the goddamned Sheriff himself now states Kingsland resident James Berardi owns the lots in contention all these months?

Yet, you ludicrously assert that's not the County's legal position.  It's not?  Why not?  You claim you're not a real estate expert.  Rather than accept the advice of two surveyor companies, the Precinct 3 Commissioner, the Appraisal District, the Tax Office, and even the Sheriff himself, you've inexplicably chosen to follow the advice of property owner Johnny Greene, -- who conveniently happens to be reportedly in the oil industry.

Question to be asked.  Could you have received any 'consideration' in return, -- up to and including a bribe?  Only way to know for sure is for the District Attorney to conduct a criminal investigation.  Apparently, there has been none.  If not, why not?

Equally pointedly, why hasn't Llano County Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764 been held criminally accountable for egregious abuse of power involving denial of property rights to this Kingsland property owner?  To say nothing of consequent resultant physical damage done to a motor home on that property.

Our achingly useless, worthless, gutless Sheriff has ignored an email vis a vis the damage this jackbooted thug is responsible for.  Interestingly, his fellow officers believe him to be an idiot.  Yet, the Sheriff continued to defend this piece of human excrement until he realized  this entire fiasco would not be swept under the carpet.

Rodriguez is indeed an idiot.  Would you believe this piece of crap ordered the motor home to be moved on to an unmarked unused Llano County road? That motor home has indeed been moved back to where it was parked before Rodriguez forced it to be moved.  Why hasn't the County paid for the cost of moving it back?  To say nothing of the damage.

Equally pointedly, why is it the County has allowed Theresa Ahrens to park and live in her tiny cottage on that very same road?  Why hasn't she been evicted by the County?  Why was she assessed taxes on an adjacent improvement she doesn't own?

Why is it, Counselor, Johnny Greene is paying for the attorney retained by Ms. Ahrens?  Is Greene attempting to make this all go away by bribery?  Greene has also informed Berardi he is going to sue.  For what?  Has Greene lost his mind?

What about Wells who installed a $4500 septic system on a lot turns out he does not own as a result of Greene, an outrageously inept County, to say nothing of the Llano County Attorney who remains equally determinedly clueless?

How about Bolen who hasn't a pot to piss in, but was nonetheless f--ked over by Greene to say nothing of an egregiously inept County, to say nothing of you and your goddamned equally incompetent office?

None of this is going away, Counselor, -- any time soon.  Will not be swept under the carpet as all the other crap going on in this hell hole County.  Not a chance.  Expect a full expose in this publication whether or not this outrageous fiasco finally gets resolved.  Including full public exposure of both the Sheriff and his jackbooted thug.

Tim Chorney, Publisher
Liberty In Peril
Formerly,
The Llano Ledger
www.libertyinperil.com
P.O. Box 151
Buchanan Dam, Texas 78609

c. Liberty In Peril

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Copyright 2017 Tim Chorney, Publisher, Liberty In Peril

Bill Blackburn, Sheriff
Llano County Sheriff's Office
2001 N. State Hwy. 16 Suite A
Llano, Texas 78643

August 23, 2017

Re: Damage To Pace Arrow-Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764

Sheriff:

Archive and retain all reports vis a vis damage to the Pace Arrow resulting from egregious abuse of authority perpetrated by Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764, on the Berardi property in Kingsland on 8-16-17.

Tim Chorney, Publisher
Liberty In Peril
Formerly,
The Llano Ledger
www.libertyinperil.com
P.O. Box 151
Buchanan Dam, Texas 78609

c. Liberty In Peril


9-7-18

Wake up, Sheriff.  Again, where is dashcam video of the killing of Jeffrey Gray Wise, 52, of Austin by DPS and the Llano County Sheriff's Office?  One hundred twenty four weeks, now.  A goddamned disgrace.  Why are you still sitting on this information?  What are you hiding, Sheriff?  What is the identity of the officers who killed Wise?  Too gutless to release this information to the public that pays your salary and that of your goons?  Reportedly, there were three officers involved in the shooting.

Who are they, Sheriff?  Their past history?  An ongoing investigation remains a lame bullshit excuse.  How can you and your goons be trusted when you refuse to disclose information?  One hundred twenty four weeks.  Especially, your egregious failure to disclose the identity of the officers who pulled the trigger.  To cover your sorry ass, Sheriff?  Those of your thugs?  The people have a right to know what happened, how it went down.  You don't understand that, Sheriff?  Sadly, clearly, you answer to no one.  Including taxpayers.  Especially, taxpayers.

Until you and your goons come clean, doubt will remain this was indeed a good shoot.  The longer you drag your feet, the greater the doubt.  Think not?  Wake up.  Your credibility has tanked.  Isn't getting any better as this bullshit continues unabated.  One hundred twenty four weeks.   Still no identification of the officers involved  ... Can't get your stories straight?  In line?  Discrepancy between LCSO and DPS? Wake up, Sheriff.  The public no longer buys the bullshit.  No longer trusts you.  On this and many, many other issues.  You have no credibility.  Absolutely, none.

Readers, this is but one of about four other highly questionable killings by law enforcement in Llano County in the last decade or so.  There was one within the City of Llano, another in a field near Fuzzy's Corner, Buchanan Dam, yet another in Point Tella, Buchanan Dam, still another in Tow.  If there are any others I may have neglected to mention, kindly email.

It's time the public be fully informed.  -- Know what we're dealing with here and how 'law' 'enforcement' operates in this hell hole County.  If these jackbooted bastards are not reined in, the life lost could be yours courtesy of a law enforcement system that is no longer accountable to anyone.  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?

The Sheriff seems to have no clue the people who pay him and his goons are entitled to know whom is killing whom and why.  This shit always seems to be swept under the carpet.  Ignored.  The attitude of these jackbooted sons of bitches is trust us.  They can't be.  They've lied too many times.  Refuse to be accountable to anyone.  We live in a goddamned fascist police-state where law enforcement does as it pleases. Usually, with impunity.  That has to change.

The Texas Rangers have become rubber stamp to atrocities committed by law enforcement.  This also has to change.  No one is holding law enforcement accountable any longer.  No one.  No one in state or federal government. This is precisely why Ferguson triggered such an uproar.  There was no justice there.  None here.  None anywhere.  Officers are abusive, corrupt, inept.

Falsely ticket and arrest the innocent to line County coffers.  Court fees charged continue to be horrendous.  -- Aren't taxpayers already looted to pay these costs?  Aren't you boys not only double f--king those falsely accused, but taxpayers also hellaciously looted to pay the very same costs?   Yet, the criminal bastards in power in Llano continue to pile on the fees. This is nothing more than goddamned bullshit.  This money finds its way into the pockets of the corrupt, abusive bastards who falsely believe they run and own this hell hole.

Would you believe the last time the Sheriff's Office happened to be 'audited' during the Garrett regime, reportedly, auditors couldn't figure out what went where and why? Yet, surprise, surprise.  Nothing was done.  There has to be transparency.  There is none.  Why would these thieving bastards want any?  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  How else could they so easily steal and loot with virtual impunity?  Worse, this reinforces jackbooted power in this goddamned, godforsaken hell hole County.

The public has a right to know the histories of the Sheriff's goons.  Clearly, the Sheriff doesn't think so.  That is, where they came from.  Why they left where they were.  What is happening here is the Sheriff is using 'personnel matters' as a convenient excuse to deny the public access to the history of outrageously corrupt, abusive, inept officers who are no more than criminals themselves.

He's protecting his outrageously corrupt, abusive, inept jackbooted bastards.  Worse, the standards imposed by sheriff's offices statewide with the exception of metropolitan counties are well below those of DPS and city police departments.  Why?  So the corruption, abuse, ineptness, and outright stealing can continue unabated?  This has to change.  ... Can't have that, can we?  Sheriff?  TL?

The public should understand Llano County authorities have it all sewn up.  Did you know the Texas Attorney General does not have the authority to investigate and prosecute County authorities on his own?  The District Attorney has to call for an investigation by the Texas Rangers.  Then, the State can prosecute if it so chooses.

Consequently?  Guess what?  Nothing will happen.  Nothing ever does.  The goddamned corruption continues unabated until you, the public, pressure authorities.  Precisely, why we all enjoy the 'best' government money can buy. Literally.  Without question, the corrupt, abusive, inept sons of bitches are all bought and paid for.  Firmly clamped to the taxpayer tit.  Dependent on money looted from innocent citizens caught in their web.  Phony fines and court costs cleverly designed to f--k the innocent and enrich the pieces of shit who falsely believe they run and own Llano County. Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?

Interestingly, the former Sheriff and District Attorney were reportedly forced to retire after an outrageous scandal involving a drunk driving police officer from out of town.  Including special treatment of the drunken son of a bitch that no other citizen caught doing the same would have been afforded.  An honest, honorable Llano County Deputy suffered the consequences. Forget?  Great officers do not last in this hell hole County. ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?

With all ongoing abuse in this goddamned County, one thing remains for damned sure.  We're just getting started, Sheriff.  You will continue to be exposed for whom and what you and your corrupt, abusive, inept jackbooted bastards have become, truly are, not what you phonies purport to be, that is, how you continue to f--k over a public you've falsely sworn to protect and defend.  -- Exposure, the only way short of an unwanted dreaded revolution to force desperately needed change in a goddamned fascist police-state. The Fourth Reich.

Have your jackbooted thugs been tested for steroids, Sheriff?  If you've nothing to hide, Bill, release the results of all drug testing.  'Personnel matters?'  Bullshit.  Looted taxpayers have the right to know.  They're footing the bill for all this goddamned corruption, abuse, ineptness. When will you and the boys end the shakedowns?  Looting of the innocent to line County coffers?  No honor at all?

Where are your swastika armbands, you fascist son of a bitch?  You and your thugs remain out of uniform.  Once again, Sheriff, and ad nauseum, did you and/or your goons pressure Schilling to exit the race?  Did you steal the election? If so, an aggressively stupid, achingly gutless public gets what it truly deserves.  One of the most corrupt, abusive, inept 'law' 'enforcement' agencies in our formerly great country.


9-7-18

Have any information, knowledge of, experience with a purportedly non-profit volunteer clean-up group called Looking Forward In Llano County affiliated with the Llano County Attorney's Office?  Email this publication at libertyinperil@openmailbox.org to provide information and/or arrange a meeting to discuss this matter.  If requested, your identity will be protected.  The question is quite simple.  Is this group what it claims to be and on the level?


9-7-18

Highly reminiscent of our outrageously bought and paid for judiciary, Llano County prosecutors, Sheriff Bill Blackburn and his criminal SS jackbooted bastards in black who continue to egregiously disgrace themselves and the badge, do as they please regardless of the law and Constitution, carefully consider the following.  It's appalling.  Runs against the grain of everything our formerly great country once stood for.  No longer.

Amazing how criminal jackbooted bastards in blue charged with murder are not reined in from desperately attempting to influence the jury pool prior to trial.  ABC News reports:

"While he declined on the advice of his lawyer to discuss details of the shooting, he did say it was the first time he had fired his gun in the line of duty during his more than 12 years as a member of the Chicago Police Department, working in some of the most dangerous neighborhoods of the city."

Doesn't your heart bleed?

"Any loss of life was extremely difficult," Van Dyke said. "It's something you try to mentally prepare yourself for just in case. ... You don't ever want to shoot your gun. It doesn't matter if it's to put down a stray animal or something like that. Nobody wants to shoot their gun. I never would have fired my gun if I didn't think my life was in jeopardy or another citizen's life was. It's something you have to live with forever."

Jesus Christ.  Shameless bullshit.  Coming from a murderous cop who gutlessly killed on the job.  Desperate now to influence the jury pool, save his sorry ass.

"Jury selection in Van Dyke's murder trial is scheduled to begin next week."

Precisely, why his desperation is reaching fever pitch.  What else would you expect from a gutless piece of crap?

"In a written report of the shooting he submitted, Van Dyke claimed McDonald was attacking him with a knife when he opened fire, emptying his gun. But a police dashcam video contradicted his account of the shooting, officials said."

Wouldn't want to confuse the jackbooted bastard and his lawyers with the truth, would we?  Get this:

"Van Dyke lawyers contend the dashcam video does not include sound and doesn't show the shooting from Van Dyke's vantage point."

Think so?  Had it any merit, any merit at all, why would prosecutors have charged him?  The video was sufficiently damning to result in the following:

"Van Dyke was arrested in November 2015, on the same day the dashcam video was publicly released. He was suspended from the police force without pay but remains a member of the department."

Despite the above, this man is indeed entitled to his day in court.  -- His lawyers to put on as strong a defense as possible.  What is so goddamned outrageous, pathetically galling about all this is the fact the court is allowing this indicted officer to influence the jury pool prior to trial.

If this piece of shit is truly innocent, why did the city quickly settle with the family?  Get this:

"The city of Chicago subsequently approved a $5 million settlement to the McDonald family, who did not file a lawsuit."

Fascinating, isn't it?

"Everyone wants to be part of the bandwagon of hatred," Van Dyke said. "Anyone who knows me, knows me personally, knows ... that I'm not a racist. That's a great false narrative. ... It's just slander.  "I think I was a great police officer," he said. "I always made efforts to treat everybody fairly and with respect and the way I wanted my own family to be treated."

Why didn't this piece of shit save it for the jury on the stand where he would have been subject to cross examination?  Why do the courts allow this shit to go on prior to trial?

"Three other officers have been charged with conspiracy and obstruction of justice in the case for allegedly attempting to prevent or shape the independent criminal investigation into McDonald's shooting. The indicted officers await separate trials."

Look out for their own.  No honor among murderous thieves, is there?  LOL.

"As he prepares to go on trial, Van Dyke said he is worried about the verdict.  "Of course, I'm extremely nervous," Van Dyke told the Tribune. "I might be looking at the possibility of spending the rest of my life in prison for doing my job as I was trained as a Chicago police officer."

What's that, officer?  Murdering on the job?  With impunity?

"The Rev. Marvin Hunter, McDonald's great uncle, said Van Dyke's interview seemed disingenuous.  "I don't know the man," Hunter told the Tribune. "Is he really praying or is he just saying what he thinks you want to hear? They’re trying to write a narrative. They're trying to influence the jury. I'm not mad or surprised because it's just legal maneuvers. If I were writing the script for him, I would have him say exactly what he's saying."

The problem is where and when he's saying it.  Should have been reserved for the courtroom.  On the stand.  Under oath.  Subject to intense cross examination.

Cowardly fail to financially and/or materially support those fighting for all civil and constitutional rights and liberties at great personal cost and risk?  Get what you truly deserve.


9-7-18

Highly reminiscent of our outrageously bought and paid for judiciary, Llano County prosecutors, Sheriff Bill Blackburn and his criminal SS jackbooted bastards in black who continue to egregiously disgrace themselves and the badge, do as they please regardless of the law and Constitution, carefully consider the following.  It's appalling.  Runs against the grain of everything our formerly great country once stood for.  No longer.

Law enforcement has again demonstrated profound indifference to human life.  Achingly pathetic ignorance so incredibly stupid it can't be easily fixed.  Exceptionally poor judgment.  Lack of training as to how best deal with calls involving mental illness.  Concertedly, determinedly display a shoot first, ask questions later mentality. Seatbelts onThe Washington Post reports:

"Police in Los Angeles fatally shot a former actress from the show “ER” on Thursday after she grabbed a BB gun while they were responding to a welfare check at her apartment, authorities said.  Vanessa Marquez, 49, who played a nurse on the hit 1990s television show, died at the hospital after being shot in the torso, officials said."

How the f--k does this happen with at least three cops present and a clinician?  Especially, since they were well aware she had significant medical problems, mental issues:

"The episode unfolded at about 1:45 p.m. when three police officers and a mental-health clinician tried to check on Marquez at her apartment in a three-apartment building in Pasadena. According to Los Angeles Times, they had been summoned to her apartment by her landlord, who was concerned about her.  The officers found that she was having medical problems, including seizures, Lt. Joe Mendoza of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department told reporters.  “It appeared that the female was gravely disabled,” Mendoza said. Police said that the officers suspected that she could be suffering from mental-health issues and said that she appeared to be unable to care for herself.  The group tried to communicate with her, Mendoza said, but she was very uncooperative. They spoke with her for more than an hour and half before she “armed herself” with a BB gun that resembled a semiautomatic handgun and pointed it at officers, Mendoza said. The shooting happened on the landing at the top of the stairs to her apartment."

No excuse.  Something's not right here.  None of the above adds up.  Not credible.

"At least one of the officers fired, striking Marquez in the chest, Mendoza said. He did not give details about how many shots were fired. The Times reported that there was evidence of several bullet holes at her apartment complex. The officers, who were not identified, were not injured but were undergoing routine medical examinations, Mendoza said."

The public is entitled to full and complete disclosure of all pertinent information.  Why wasn't it immediately released?  -- Bastards needed time to concoct a plausible story?  Get their stories straight?  Give me a break.  None of the above is credible.  None of it.  Stinks to high heaven.  When will the public finally wake up?  Hold these criminal jackbooted bastards accountable?

"Police declined to provide photographs of the BB gun they said Marquez wielded."

Why not?  No more than a toy these pieces of shit should have immediately recognized as such?

Without full immediate disclosure of all the facts surrounding this incident, what the hell is the public supposed to believe?  Take it on faith the jackbooted bastards in blue are telling the truth?

Here's the issue:

"At least 679 people have been fatally shot by police in 2018, according to a database maintained by The Washington Post."

That figure is nowhere near accurate because not all departments report this statistic.  Needs to be a national data base these pieces of shit are required to report to by law.  Otherwise, they cover their sorry asses.  People die for nothing.  Police are not held accountable for murdering on the job.

Cowardly fail to financially and/or materially support those fighting for all civil and constitutional rights and liberties at great personal cost and risk?  Get what you truly deserve.


9-7-18

Highly reminiscent of our outrageously bought and paid for judiciary, Llano County prosecutors, Sheriff Bill Blackburn and his criminal SS jackbooted bastards in black who continue to egregiously disgrace themselves and the badge, do as they please regardless of the law and Constitution, carefully consider the following.  It's appalling.  Runs against the grain of everything our formerly great country once stood for.  No longer.

The criminal jackbooted bastards in blue are now taking on the role of helicopter parenting.  The following is appalling.  NPR reports:

"In March 2011, Kim Brooks did something that many parents have either done or thought about doing — and it led to a warrant being issued for her arrest. Brooks was rushing to get herself and her two kids to the airport to catch a flight. As she pulled into the Target parking lot to run one last errand, her 4-year-old asked if he could wait in the car. It was a cool day, and so she cracked the windows, child-locked the doors, and ran inside.  "It wasn't something I had done before," Brooks says, but "I had all these memories from my own childhood of waiting in the car for a couple minutes while my parents ran errands."  She returned promptly to her son — still happily playing on an iPad — but Brooks later learned that a bystander had filmed her leaving the car, and sent that recording to the police. She was charged with "contributing to the delinquency of a minor."

Jesus Christ.  American dream?  All but dead.  Liberty?  What's that?  'Freedom' to do what you're told.  -- What the criminal jackbooted bastards in blue dictate.

"The ordeal prompted Brooks to write Small Animals: Parenthood in the Age of Fear, in which she grapples with the expectation that children must be under adult supervision at all times.  "There's now the expectation that to be a good parent in this country you have to have your eyes on your children every second — or you have to pay another adult to have eyes on your children every second," Brooks says. "The consequences are that either one of the parents gives up their work ... or you pay someone else ... which is harder and harder."  Brooks says that in a country where the cost of childcare can be prohibitive, parents are faced with impossible choices."

-- While taxes and cost of living skyrocket as laissez-faire capitalism becomes a zero-sum, winner-take-all Ponzi scheme.

"I was trying to understand how it was possible that something I had grown up doing so often — waiting in a car in a safe parking lot — how this had become a crime," she says."

Simple.  Because we now live in a goddamned de facto fascist police-state since 9/11, quickly transitioning to the Trump nazi's Fourth Reich.  ... Right, Sheriff?

"There is no specific law in Virginia — or in a lot of states. So, what happens is that it's left up to the discretion of the officer. ... There have been people who've done similar things who are charged with felonies ... child endangerment or child neglect. Contributing to the delinquency of a minor is actually a much lesser crime — it was a misdemeanor. ... The defense that we went with was that this was a temporary lapse in judgment — that I was not a neglectful mother; that there was no history of neglect.  At one point I said to my lawyer: ... I don't really know that I've done something wrong here. I don't understand why I'm being charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. I don't really see how I've committed a crime."

You committed no crime.  The criminal jackbooted bastard in blue took a hard dump on the Bill of Rights to get his goddamned cookies off abusing power.  ... Right, Sheriff?  Highly reminiscent of your goons, isn't it, Sheriff?  Forget?  'Stupid is as stupid does.'  Problem throughout all law enforcement.  Including right here in Nazi Llano County, right, Sheriff?  This officer clearly had his head securely lodged where the sun seldom shines.  Legalized, egregious interference with parental rights.

No end to it.  Surprised?  Especially, in today's climate where anything goes, right, Bill?  Live in a de facto fascist police-state, quickly transitioning to the Trump nazi's Fourth Reich.  Certainly, a problem right here in Nazi Llano County, isn't it, Sheriff?  Except your goons aren't held accountable when they egregiously f--k up.  Ever.  By design.

-- That precisely why you refuse to release information on your deputies to the long-suffering public?  That is, employment history, criminal background, results of drug testing, etc..  ... Got to protect your criminal jackbooted thugs preying on the citizenry with virtual impunity, right, sir?  Equally pointedly, why hasn't Llano County Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764 been held criminally accountable for egregious abuse of power involving denial of property rights to a Kingsland property owner?  To say nothing of consequent resultant physical damage done to a motor home on that property.

In a related article, NPR reports:

"Walking through the woods alone can be a scary prospect for a kid, but not for 7-year-old Matthew of Portland, Oregon. He doesn't have much of a backyard at his condo, so the woods behind his house essentially serve the same purpose. He spends hours out there: swinging on a tire swing, tromping across the ravine to a friend's house, and using garden shears to cut a path. He lays down sticks to form a bridge across the small stream that flows in the winter.  And he does all of this without any adult supervision.  Matthew's mom, Laura Randall, wants her son to gain the sort of skills and confidence that only come with doing things yourself. But she didn't just toss her 7-year-old out the door with some hiking boots and garden shears one day. They worked up to it gradually with what Randall calls "experiments in independence."

Can't have that in a goddamned fascist police-state, can we, Sheriff?

"And Randall has encountered people who think she's a bad parent — like the man who identified himself as an off-duty police officer, and started yelling at her when she left Matthew alone in the car for a few minutes while she ran into the pharmacy to pick up a prescription.  Randall knows that parents in several states have been arrested for leaving kids unattended, for letting them walk to the park on their own, or even allowing them walk to school. And so she was worried about what this man might do."

The jackbooted son of a bitch should have minded his own goddamned business.  Didn't know what he was talking about:

"[H]e ... says, 'Do you know how many kids go missing a year?' And I said 'By coincidence, I think I do know, and it's very small!' "  They talked it out, and the man eventually threw up his hands and walked away. Randall's heart was pounding, but she felt confident defending her parenting — partly because she had connected with a group called Free Range Kids, which promotes childhood independence, and gives families the information they need to push back against a culture of overprotection. Its founder is Lenore Skenazy.  "This very pessimistic, fearful way of looking at childhood isn't based in reality," Skenazy explains. "It is something that we have been taught."  For years, Skenazy sought to correct the misconception of childhood dangers — telling parents that childhood abductions and murders are at record lows, even as perceptions of danger have risen."

One of the reasons why so many adults have their heads securely lodged up their asses, currently, is directly due to the above.  That is, were not allowed to grow up without helicopter parents hovering over their every move.  Life, indeed, is dangerous.  A risk.  Kids are going to break bones, get into fights with peers.  Sadly, some will die in accidents, be victims of horrendous crime.  Yet, if you try to shield a kid from all risk, you will certainly ultimately fail.  Succeed only at stunting his or her personal growth.

Cowardly fail to financially and/or materially support those fighting for all civil and constitutional rights and liberties at great personal cost and risk?  Get what you truly deserve.


9-7-18

Highly reminiscent of our outrageously bought and paid for judiciary, Llano County prosecutors, Sheriff Bill Blackburn and his criminal SS jackbooted bastards in black who continue to egregiously disgrace themselves and the badge, do as they please regardless of the law and Constitution, carefully consider the following.  It's appalling.  Runs against the grain of everything our formerly great country once stood for.  No longer.

The following is inexplicable.  Makes no sense.  Somebody's lying, -- or has egregiously f--ked up.  Dropped the ball.  NPR reports:

"The billionaire head of one of China's top e-commerce sites who was arrested over the weekend in Minnesota is under investigation following an accusation of felony rape in the Midwestern state, according to a Minneapolis Police report.  No charges have been filed against Liu Qiangdong, also known as Richard Liu, who is the founder of the Beijing-based online shopping platform JD.com, a rival to Alibaba.com. The Minneapolis police report did not provide details of the alleged incident leading to Friday's arrest."

Why not?  Hiding something?  Someone bribed to look the other way?

"We are putting resources to the investigation and our concern is to provide services to the complainant and to ensure that we're protecting the rights of Mr Liu," John Elder, a police department spokesman, told the South China Morning Post."

Say what?  Get this:

"Liu, 45, was reportedly back in China by Monday and had returned to JD.com headquarters Tuesday morning. The company issued a statement saying that Liu had been falsely accused and that police found no misconduct.  Joseph Freiberg, a Minneapolis-based attorney apparently representing Liu, told The Minneapolis Star Tribune that he did not expect further developments in the case and said police had not seized Liu's passport."

Fascinating, isn't it?  No question, he had been jailed, a booking photo in an orange jumpsuit had indeed been made available to the media.

"Mr. Liu didn't do anything wrong, and the police have released him without any restrictions," Friedberg told the Star, adding, "I would bet my [law] license that he's not going to be charged."

That right?  Think so?  Line someone's pockets?  LOL.  Get this:

"However, police spokesman Elder said, "We released him with the understanding that we were very confident we'd be able to reconnect with him as necessary in the investigation."

Say what?  LOL.

Particularly interesting in view of the fact:

"The U.S. and China do not have an extradition treaty."

Something stinks here.  To high heaven.  Any clue?  LOL.

Cowardly fail to financially and/or materially support those fighting for all civil and constitutional rights and liberties at great personal cost and risk?  Get what you truly deserve.


8-31-18

As always, when a cop does something heroic, and/or of exceptional benefit to the community, it leads.  Always.  ABC News reports:

"A quick-thinking sheriff's deputy who was caught on camera saving the life of a choking teacher, has received the highest honor awarded by his Louisiana sheriff's department.  On her first day on the job, Lindsay Burns, a teacher at Plantation Park Elementary School’s kindergarten in Louisiana, was a bit hungry, so she went to grab a snack while her students were engaged in their own activities.  She took a bite of fruit. Then things went horribly wrong.  “When I took a bite, it immediately just slipped down into my throat,” Burns said in a police report.

"Burns was in panic, but she did not want to scare the students, so she ran from the classroom for help.  Meanwhile, Bossier sheriff's deputy and new school safety officer Chris Slopak, was returning to the school after patrolling the parking lot when he spotted Burns choking.  The video shows Slopak repeatedly performing the Heimlich maneuver on Burns, for a full 20 seconds before he was able to expel the food from her windpipe.   “I was just in the right place at the right time,” Slopak told ABC News over the phone.  Slopak said that due to his training, he simply snapped into action.  “Once I had established with her that she was choking, I just went straight into trying to dislodge the food,” he said.  “It was about five thrusts before it finally dislodged to where she could breathe again.”  Burns said she owes her life to Slopak's rapid response.  “I feel thankful that he was there for me…he saved my life,” Burns said in a statement. “I don’t think I would have lasted much longer had he not been standing there.”

Imagine the terror she must have experienced.

"In an August 20 ceremony at the school, Bossier Parish Sheriff Julian Whittington presented Slopak with the Star of Valor award, according to Bill Davis, the public information officer for the sheriff's office.  “This award is the highest one that the sheriff presents,” Davis said.  Asked if he accepted that he is a ‘hero’, Slopak said simply that he just did the job as he has been trained for by his department.  “No I'm not a hero," he insisted. "You know these are scenarios that we've been trained for,” Slopak told ABC News.  “I was just in the right place at the right time, and I was just happy that I was there just to be able to help her,” he said."

Saved a life.  Can be no greater satisfaction.  Hat's off, Deputy.  Great job.


8-31-18

As always, when a cop does something heroic, and/or of exceptional benefit to the community, it leads.  Always.  Second example this edition.  The following is policing at its very best.  CBS News reports:

"Jacob has PANDAS -- pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders caused by streptococcal infections -- his mom, Adrianne Hudson, told CBS News. The 7-year-old, who suffers from anxiety, was with his mom when she was pulled over for speeding in McKinney, Texas, earlier this month.  "I usually don't drive in McKinney at night, and I didn't pay attention to the speed limit," Hudson told CBS News. "It was pretty dark and Jacob and I were driving and I said, 'Oh my goodness, I think I'm getting pulled over.'" Officer Adam Hamilton of the McKinney Police Department stopped Hudson and walked over to her car.  Hudson said she was taught to keep your hands on the wheel, look at the officer and be very polite when getting pulled over. But she was nervous about what Jacob was doing in the back seat. "Jacob is freaking out, saying he's going to run out of the car," Hudson said. Her son was in distress. "I guess he told the officer, 'Just give her a ticket,' because he wanted to leave."  The bright, flashing lights and blaring siren while getting pulled over were "sensory overload" for Jacob, Hudson said."

The following is stunning:

"It turns out the officer was very understanding of the boy's state. "I don't know if it was the exchange that Jacob was nervous or what happened, but that's when Officer Hamilton basically said, 'You don't need to be afraid. Do you like police cars?'" Hudson said.  Hudson realized Officer Hamilton had a plan to calm Jacob down. She talked her son into getting out of the car and joining the officer to check out his police cruiser.  "I can't say this enough ... I was so taken back by Officer Hamilton," Hudson said. "He calmed my child when he didn't know what was wrong with him. He didn't know my son had a disability. He just saw a child who was upset and wanted to calm him down."

"I was pulled over tonight by the McKinney Police Department. I didn’t realize I was going over the speed limit. My son...
    Posted by Frisco Mom Blog on Saturday, August 4, 2018"

Very best in policing.

"Hudson knows that the officer could've treated it like a regular traffic stop, given her a ticket, and left, "but he went above and beyond and to get the child out of the situation ... and to me that's amazing and that's why I shared the story." Hudson's post about Officer Hamilton went viral on Facebook. The McKinney Police Department also posted about Jacob and Officer Hamilton's bond and  invited the Hudsons to visit the police department.  Hudson says she is happy Jacob's anxiety was eased and that she was able to raise awareness for PANDAS. Jacob was happy he found a new hero in the police officer who helped him. "The whole ride home was Jacob saying how he wants to have a police party, he wants to be a police officer when grows up, how the officer changed his life, how he loves his community heroes and its nothing to be afraid of," she said.  "Officer Hamilton is a hero in my eyes ... and I hope he gets promoted," Hudson said."

He will.  No question.  Just the kind of officer every community desperately needs.  ... Right, Sheriff?

Hat's off, Officer Adam Hamilton.


8-31-18

The following is stunningly remarkable.  Heartrending, as well.  Seatbelts on.  ABC News reports:

"A pair of leather-tough Arkansas toddlers lived through a car crash that killed the boys' mother, only to languish for days without food, seemingly helpless, on a ravine at the crash scene.  They may be still too young to understand why, suddenly, everyone around them is calling the brothers by new names.  Not bad names, just new ones.  Like "hero." Like "miracle."

Certainly, was a miracle.  Consider the following:

"A law enforcement search for the boy's baby brother and mother began near the point where the boy was first spotted wandering alone along a stretch of Arkansas highway.  Once the older brother Kylan, 3, wsa located, a law enforcement search began there and moved outward, which led police to the crash site.  There they found Kylan's 1-year-old brother, still strapped in by a seat belt in the car, as his mother, Lisa Holliman, lay lifeless nearby.  Kylen reportedly crawled out of his car seat after the crash, climbed through the sunroof, and then made his way up a hill filled with bushes until he reached the highway where he was spotted, KARK-TV reported.  Local law enforcement officials expressed shock that the young toddlers were able to survive alone for so long, describing it as a "miracle." There was no water or food recovered from the vicinity of the crash."

The fact these kids survived is most remarkable considering the fact their ordeal may have lasted four days.  No food.  No water.  No care.

"Helliman described in a separate media interview a scene of nearly unbearable tragedy.  "When he climbed out that car, seeing his mother lying there dead like she was, he tried to wake his mama up," Holliman told KARK-TV, ABC's affiliate in Little Rock.  The bittersweet conclusion to the fatal crash, and the stunning, 11th hour emergence of the two tiny survivors after so many days missing, appeared to lend the entire episode a sense of the otherworldly.  "This is one of the most remarkable things I've ever experienced in my 11 years at this department," Ouachita County Sheriff's Detective Nathan Greeley told CNN’s Headline News channel. “It was a miracle and a tragedy, all in the same day.”

"Greeley was right there on the front lines when the child was handed over to authorities with nothing but some scratches and bruises to account for his extraordinary ordeal. Mostly, Greeley said, Kylan appeared anxious for the universal comfort of human contact.  "He just wanted to hug me," Greeley said. "And didn't want to let go."  Greeley said Kylan saved his brother's life by walking out to the highway, because the accident site could not be seen from the road."Had not he done what he did, his brother probably wouldn't be here right now," he said."

Great work by law enforcement.  To say nothing of the fortitude of these kids who survived the unthinkable, the impossible.


8-31-18

5-25-18

... Hey, Sheriff?  Is it true Llano County Attorney Becky Lange has advised you to stay out of the "Berardi Property Rights Denial-Damage To Pace Arrow-Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764" fiasco?  That right, Bill?  Isn't that obstruction of justice?  Also true your deputies have advised the Bolens to accept the status quo and not force the no-trespassing issue with Greene?  If so, isn't that also obstruction and official oppression?  When will you do your job, Bill?  As an elected official, you answer to the public, forget?  -- No honor?  ... No honor at all?  If the foregoing allegations are indeed true, didn't you swear an oath to uphold the law and Constitution?  Why aren't you doing so?  No guts?

Your deputy has been accused of abusing authority.  What action have you taken other than ignore the complaint?  Why aren't both Rodriguez and the County Attorney under criminal investigation?  The County Attorney appears to be obstructing justice, accepting the word of Greene in lieu of two surveyor companies who strongly assert otherwise.  Both the County Attorney and District Attorney have ignored complaints.  Par for the course in Llano County, isn't it?  Failed to do their jobs.  No surprise there, right, Bill?  Both receiving 'special consideration' up to and/or including a bribe from Greene?  Regardless, clearly, no justice in Nazi Llano County.  Bottom line?  Desperate need for an outside criminal investigation.  Conveniently, forget?  This County is ruled by men, certainly not rule of law and the United States Constitution.

Precisely, why there is desperate need for a new federal agency whose sole function would be to investigate, arrest, charge, and prosecute criminal law enforcement, prosecutors, and judges in a special court whose only mandate would be to adjudicate such cases.  Total independence.  Until that happens, the criminal bastards who falsely believe they run and own this hell hole County will continue to do as they please.

Tim Chorney, Publisher
Liberty In Peril

Some salient quotes occurring later on in this edition vis a vis unfinished business County officials continue to ignore:

..."Highly reminiscent of your goons, isn't it, Sheriff?  Forget?  'Stupid is as stupid does.'  Problem throughout all law enforcement.  Including right here in Nazi Llano County, right, Sheriff?  This officer clearly had her head securely lodged where the sun seldom shines.  Legalized murder.  Nothing came of it.  Surprised?  Especially, in today's climate where anything goes, right, Bill?  Live in a de facto fascist police-state, quickly transitioning to the Trump nazi's Fourth Reich.  Certainly, a problem right here in Nazi Llano County, isn't it, Sheriff?  Except your goons aren't held accountable when they egregiously f--k up.  Ever.  By design.

-- That precisely why you refuse to release information on your deputies to the long-suffering public?  That is, employment history, criminal background, results of drug testing, etc..  ... Got to protect your criminal jackbooted thugs preying on the citizenry with virtual impunity, right, sir?  Equally pointedly, why hasn't Llano County Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764 been held criminally accountable for egregious abuse of power involving denial of property rights to a Kingsland property owner?  To say nothing of consequent resultant physical damage done to a motor home on that property."

... Small sampling of what's to come in this edition.  Read on.


The following email was sent to the District Attorney:

Copyright 2018 Tim Chorney, Publisher, Liberty In Peril

Wiley B. "Sonny" McAfee
District Attorney
33rd and 424th Judicial Districts
Llano, TX 78643

March 9, 2018

Re:  Berardi Property Rights Denial-Damage To Pace Arrow-Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764

Counselor:

The enclosed emails were sent to the Llano County Attorney and Sheriff, respectively, vis a vis the above matter.  Remain unanswered.  The County Attorney appears to be protecting and defending the deputy at behest of Kingsland property owner Johnny Greene.  May have received some consideration from Greene up to and including a bribe.  Are the County Attorney, Greene, and the Deputy under criminal investigation?  If not, why not?

Tim Chorney, Publisher
Liberty In Peril
Formerly,
The Llano Ledger
www.libertyinperil.com
P.O. Box 151
Buchanan Dam, Texas 78609

c. Liberty In Peril

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Copyright 2018 Tim Chorney, Publisher, Liberty In Peril

Rebecca Lange, Llano County Attorney
Llano County Attorney's Office
Llano, Texas 78643

February 9, 2018

Re:  Berardi Property Rights Denial-Damage To Pace Arrow-Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764

Counselor:

As you're well aware, we have an outrageously corrupt, abusive, achingly inept Llano County Sheriff's Office here in Nazi Llano County.  Worse, you and your office aid and abet these SS jackbooted bastards in black.  The issue at the moment is the same it's been the last six months.

How is it two surveyor companies, the Appraisal District, the Tax Office, the Precinct 3 Commissioner, even the goddamned Sheriff himself now states Kingsland resident James Berardi owns the lots in contention all these months?

Yet, you ludicrously assert that's not the County's legal position.  It's not?  Why not?  You claim you're not a real estate expert.  Rather than accept the advice of two surveyor companies, the Precinct 3 Commissioner, the Appraisal District, the Tax Office, and even the Sheriff himself, you've inexplicably chosen to follow the advice of property owner Johnny Greene, -- who conveniently happens to be reportedly in the oil industry.

Question to be asked.  Could you have received any 'consideration' in return, -- up to and including a bribe?  Only way to know for sure is for the District Attorney to conduct a criminal investigation.  Apparently, there has been none.  If not, why not?

Equally pointedly, why hasn't Llano County Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764 been held criminally accountable for egregious abuse of power involving denial of property rights to this Kingsland property owner?  To say nothing of consequent resultant physical damage done to a motor home on that property.

Our achingly useless, worthless, gutless Sheriff has ignored an email vis a vis the damage this jackbooted thug is responsible for.  Interestingly, his fellow officers believe him to be an idiot.  Yet, the Sheriff continued to defend this piece of human excrement until he realized  this entire fiasco would not be swept under the carpet.

Rodriguez is indeed an idiot.  Would you believe this piece of crap ordered the motor home to be moved on to an unmarked unused Llano County road? That motor home has indeed been moved back to where it was parked before Rodriguez forced it to be moved.  Why hasn't the County paid for the cost of moving it back?  To say nothing of the damage.

Equally pointedly, why is it the County has allowed Theresa Ahrens to park and live in her tiny cottage on that very same road?  Why hasn't she been evicted by the County?  Why was she assessed taxes on an adjacent improvement she doesn't own?

Why is it, Counselor, Johnny Greene is paying for the attorney retained by Ms. Ahrens?  Is Greene attempting to make this all go away by bribery?  Greene has also informed Berardi he is going to sue.  For what?  Has Greene lost his mind?

What about Wells who installed a $4500 septic system on a lot turns out he does not own as a result of Greene, an outrageously inept County, to say nothing of the Llano County Attorney who remains equally determinedly clueless?

How about Bolen who hasn't a pot to piss in, but was nonetheless f--ked over by Greene to say nothing of an egregiously inept County, to say nothing of you and your goddamned equally incompetent office?

None of this is going away, Counselor, -- any time soon.  Will not be swept under the carpet as all the other crap going on in this hell hole County.  Not a chance.  Expect a full expose in this publication whether or not this outrageous fiasco finally gets resolved.  Including full public exposure of both the Sheriff and his jackbooted thug.

Tim Chorney, Publisher
Liberty In Peril
Formerly,
The Llano Ledger
www.libertyinperil.com
P.O. Box 151
Buchanan Dam, Texas 78609

c. Liberty In Peril

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Copyright 2017 Tim Chorney, Publisher, Liberty In Peril

Bill Blackburn, Sheriff
Llano County Sheriff's Office
2001 N. State Hwy. 16 Suite A
Llano, Texas 78643

August 23, 2017

Re: Damage To Pace Arrow-Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764

Sheriff:

Archive and retain all reports vis a vis damage to the Pace Arrow resulting from egregious abuse of authority perpetrated by Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764, on the Berardi property in Kingsland on 8-16-17.

Tim Chorney, Publisher
Liberty In Peril
Formerly,
The Llano Ledger
www.libertyinperil.com
P.O. Box 151
Buchanan Dam, Texas 78609

c. Liberty In Peril


8-31-18

Wake up, Sheriff.  Again, where is dashcam video of the killing of Jeffrey Gray Wise, 52, of Austin by DPS and the Llano County Sheriff's Office?  One hundred twenty three weeks, now.  A goddamned disgrace.  Why are you still sitting on this information?  What are you hiding, Sheriff?  What is the identity of the officers who killed Wise?  Too gutless to release this information to the public that pays your salary and that of your goons?  Reportedly, there were three officers involved in the shooting.

Who are they, Sheriff?  Their past history?  An ongoing investigation remains a lame bullshit excuse.  How can you and your goons be trusted when you refuse to disclose information?  One hundred twenty three weeks.  Especially, your egregious failure to disclose the identity of the officers who pulled the trigger.  To cover your sorry ass, Sheriff?  Those of your thugs?  The people have a right to know what happened, how it went down.  You don't understand that, Sheriff?  Sadly, clearly, you answer to no one.  Including taxpayers.  Especially, taxpayers.

Until you and your goons come clean, doubt will remain this was indeed a good shoot.  The longer you drag your feet, the greater the doubt.  Think not?  Wake up.  Your credibility has tanked.  Isn't getting any better as this bullshit continues unabated.  One hundred twenty three weeks.   Still no identification of the officers involved  ... Can't get your stories straight?  In line?  Discrepancy between LCSO and DPS? Wake up, Sheriff.  The public no longer buys the bullshit.  No longer trusts you.  On this and many, many other issues.  You have no credibility.  Absolutely, none.

Readers, this is but one of about four other highly questionable killings by law enforcement in Llano County in the last decade or so.  There was one within the City of Llano, another in a field near Fuzzy's Corner, Buchanan Dam, yet another in Point Tella, Buchanan Dam, still another in Tow.  If there are any others I may have neglected to mention, kindly email.

It's time the public be fully informed.  -- Know what we're dealing with here and how 'law' 'enforcement' operates in this hell hole County.  If these jackbooted bastards are not reined in, the life lost could be yours courtesy of a law enforcement system that is no longer accountable to anyone.  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?

The Sheriff seems to have no clue the people who pay him and his goons are entitled to know whom is killing whom and why.  This shit always seems to be swept under the carpet.  Ignored.  The attitude of these jackbooted sons of bitches is trust us.  They can't be.  They've lied too many times.  Refuse to be accountable to anyone.  We live in a goddamned fascist police-state where law enforcement does as it pleases. Usually, with impunity.  That has to change.

The Texas Rangers have become rubber stamp to atrocities committed by law enforcement.  This also has to change.  No one is holding law enforcement accountable any longer.  No one.  No one in state or federal government. This is precisely why Ferguson triggered such an uproar.  There was no justice there.  None here.  None anywhere.  Officers are abusive, corrupt, inept.

Falsely ticket and arrest the innocent to line County coffers.  Court fees charged continue to be horrendous.  -- Aren't taxpayers already looted to pay these costs?  Aren't you boys not only double f--king those falsely accused, but taxpayers also hellaciously looted to pay the very same costs?   Yet, the criminal bastards in power in Llano continue to pile on the fees. This is nothing more than goddamned bullshit.  This money finds its way into the pockets of the corrupt, abusive bastards who falsely believe they run and own this hell hole.

Would you believe the last time the Sheriff's Office happened to be 'audited' during the Garrett regime, reportedly, auditors couldn't figure out what went where and why?  Yet, surprise, surprise.  Nothing was done.  There has to be transparency.  There is none.  Why would these thieving bastards want any?  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  How else could they so easily steal and loot with virtual impunity?  Worse, this reinforces jackbooted power in this goddamned, godforsaken hell hole County.

The public has a right to know the histories of the Sheriff's goons.  Clearly, the Sheriff doesn't think so.  That is, where they came from.  Why they left where they were.  What is happening here is the Sheriff is using 'personnel matters' as a convenient excuse to deny the public access to the history of outrageously corrupt, abusive, inept officers who are no more than criminals themselves.

He's protecting his outrageously corrupt, abusive, inept jackbooted bastards.  Worse, the standards imposed by sheriff's offices statewide with the exception of metropolitan counties are well below those of DPS and city police departments.  Why?  So the corruption, abuse, ineptness, and outright stealing can continue unabated?  This has to change.  ... Can't have that, can we?  Sheriff?  TL?

The public should understand Llano County authorities have it all sewn up.  Did you know the Texas Attorney General does not have the authority to investigate and prosecute County authorities on his own?  The District Attorney has to call for an investigation by the Texas Rangers.  Then, the State can prosecute if it so chooses.

Consequently?  Guess what?  Nothing will happen.  Nothing ever does.  The goddamned corruption continues unabated until you, the public, pressure authorities.  Precisely, why we all enjoy the 'best' government money can buy. Literally.  Without question, the corrupt, abusive, inept sons of bitches are all bought and paid for.  Firmly clamped to the taxpayer tit.  Dependent on money looted from innocent citizens caught in their web.  Phony fines and court costs cleverly designed to f--k the innocent and enrich the pieces of shit who falsely believe they run and own Llano County. Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?

Interestingly, the former Sheriff and District Attorney were reportedly forced to retire after an outrageous scandal involving a drunk driving police officer from out of town.  Including special treatment of the drunken son of a bitch that no other citizen caught doing the same would have been afforded.  An honest, honorable Llano County Deputy suffered the consequences. Forget?  Great officers do not last in this hell hole County. ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?

With all ongoing abuse in this goddamned County, one thing remains for damned sure.  We're just getting started, Sheriff.  You will continue to be exposed for whom and what you and your corrupt, abusive, inept jackbooted bastards have become, truly are, not what you phonies purport to be, that is, how you continue to f--k over a public you've falsely sworn to protect and defend.  -- Exposure, the only way short of an unwanted dreaded revolution to force desperately needed change in a goddamned fascist police-state. The Fourth Reich.

Have your jackbooted thugs been tested for steroids, Sheriff?  If you've nothing to hide, Bill, release the results of all drug testing.  'Personnel matters?'  Bullshit.  Looted taxpayers have the right to know.  They're footing the bill for all this goddamned corruption, abuse, ineptness. When will you and the boys end the shakedowns?  Looting of the innocent to line County coffers?  No honor at all?

Where are your swastika armbands, you fascist son of a bitch?  You and your thugs remain out of uniform.  Once again, Sheriff, and ad nauseum, did you and/or your goons pressure Schilling to exit the race?  Did you steal the election? If so, an aggressively stupid, achingly gutless public gets what it truly deserves.  One of the most corrupt, abusive, inept 'law' 'enforcement' agencies in our formerly great country.


8-31-18

Have any information, knowledge of, experience with a purportedly non-profit volunteer clean-up group called Looking Forward In Llano County affiliated with the Llano County Attorney's Office?  Email this publication at libertyinperil@openmailbox.org to provide information and/or arrange a meeting to discuss this matter.  If requested, your identity will be protected.  The question is quite simple.  Is this group what it claims to be and on the level?


8-31-18

Highly reminiscent of our outrageously bought and paid for judiciary, Llano County prosecutors, Sheriff Bill Blackburn and his criminal SS jackbooted bastards in black who continue to egregiously disgrace themselves and the badge, do as they please regardless of the law and Constitution, carefully consider the following.  It's appalling.  Runs against the grain of everything our formerly great country once stood for.  No longer.

Crocodile tears.  Phony as a $3 bill.  Worse?  Bullshit excuse.  CBS News reports:

"A former Texas police officer testified Thursday at his murder trial that he had no choice but to use deadly force the night he opened fire on a car filled with unarmed black teenagers leaving a house party, killing a 15-year-old passenger. Roy Oliver, who is white, was fired from the Balch Springs Police Department after the April 2017 gunfire that killed high school freshman Jordan Edwards. The shooting was thrust into a national conversation on the killing of African Americans by police.  On Thursday, Oliver told jurors that he decided to fire on the car when he saw it moving toward his partner, Officer Tyler Gross.  Oliver said he thought Gross was in danger, but Gross previously testified that he didn't fear for his life and never felt the need to shoot."

This gutless jackbooted f--ker is a liar:

"The prosecution said all five shots were fired by Oliver after the car had passed Gross."

Re-read the above quote.  Stunning, isn't it?

"Philip Hayden, a use-of-force expert called by the prosecution, said Oliver used excessive force when he shot and killed Edwards and testified that a reasonable officer would not have opened fire. But Hayden explained Oliver's decision to fire at the car as excessive and unreasonable, CBSDFW.com reports.  He also rejected Oliver's claim that he used deadly force because the driver of the car was moving toward Officer Gross.  "I did not see any reason why Officer Oliver felt like he had a necessity to fire his weapon at all. I believe there's enough data here to say what happened is Officer Oliver did not have a reasonable belief to use deadly force, and he should not have used deadly force," Hayden told jurors."

More to come.

There is more.  Extremely good news.  KERA News reports:

"Roy Oliver, a former police officer in Balch Springs, Texas, has been found guilty of murder in the fatal shooting of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards after police broke up a house party last year.  Oliver, 38, was found not guilty Tuesday on the two counts of aggravated assault tied to the incident. All three verdicts were unanimous. Sentencing is underway.  Jury deliberations began just before noon Monday after closing arguments. Dallas County jurors deliberated for over eight hours, reconvened around 8:20 a.m. Tuesday and reached a verdict just before 2 in the afternoon. Ten women — five white, two black and three Hispanic — and two white men made up the jury. Judge Brandon Birmingham oversaw the trial, held in the Frank Crowley Courts Building in Dallas."

The jackbooted bastard got 15 years and a $10,000 fine.  His lawyers will appeal.  Will be eligible for parole in 7.5 years.  No justice.  Not in Nazi Texas.  Not in Nazi America quickly transitioning to Trump's Fourth Reich.  No equal treatment.  Had it been the other way around, even in self-defense, a civilian would have been executed for killing an officer.  A civil lawsuit has been filed.  Hope they sue the living shit out of all involved.  Bottom line?  No justice.  Not in a fascist police-state.

Cowardly fail to financially and/or materially support those fighting for all civil and constitutional rights and liberties at great personal cost and risk?  Get what you truly deserve.


8-31-18

Highly reminiscent of our outrageously bought and paid for judiciary, Llano County prosecutors, Sheriff Bill Blackburn and his criminal SS jackbooted bastards in black who continue to egregiously disgrace themselves and the badge, do as they please regardless of the law and Constitution, carefully consider the following.  It's appalling.  Runs against the grain of everything our formerly great country once stood for.  No longer.

More nazi justice.  ABC News reports:

"A police officer in Michigan has been suspended for 30 days without pay after using a stun gun on a man who was holding a child.  Ray Brown, 33, was shot with a stun gun multiple times and arrested on charges including resisting arrest and neglect of a minor last week in suburban Detroit, police said. The incident began with a squabble over a Crock Pot. Video of the confrontation went viral after it was posted to Facebook.  An internal investigation by Westland Police concluded that "the arrest of Brown was appropriate and was in line with the laws and ordinances of the City of Westland," Police Chief Jeff Jedrusik said in a statement released Wednesday. "I have also determined that due to Brown's non-compliance the use of a department issued taser on him would have also been appropriate. However I feel that the use of the taser at that time, while he was holding the child, was a questionable decision. We are all thankful that the child was not injured."  The officer who used the stun gun on Brown was not named in the police department's statement."

Why not?  The public has a right to this information.  What's going on here?  Concerted cover up?  Think the following isn't self-serving bullshit?

"This incident will give us the opportunity to review all of our use of force policies and our department's training of those policies," Jedrusik added."

Consider the following:

"The mother of the boy Brown was holding at the time of the incident told ABC News on Monday that police used a stun gun on Brown at least three times.  "I think they were way out of line," Nicole Skidmore, 28, said. "They could have handled the situation differently because my son was in his arms. They didn't care about my son."

Cowardly fail to financially and/or materially support those fighting for all civil and constitutional rights and liberties at great personal cost and risk?  Get what you truly deserve.


8-31-18

Highly reminiscent of our outrageously bought and paid for judiciary, Llano County prosecutors, Sheriff Bill Blackburn and his criminal SS jackbooted bastards in black who continue to egregiously disgrace themselves and the badge, do as they please regardless of the law and Constitution, carefully consider the following.  It's appalling.  Runs against the grain of everything our formerly great country once stood for.  No longer.

Think the following isn't outrageous?  CBS News reports:

"A Michigan police department is apologizing for failing to help a mother who accidentally locked her baby in a hot car. Lacey Guyton's 2-month-old daughter got trapped during a visit to her grandmother's home last Saturday. As Guyton tried to get inside, the grandmother called 911 twice. But the dispatcher refused to send help, saying the police and fire departments don't unlock vehicles."

Here's the problem:

"Temperatures in Waterford, Michigan, peaked at around 84 degrees last Saturday when the incident occurred, reports "CBS This Morning: Saturday" co-host Michelle Miller. That means the temperature inside Guyton's car could have been higher than 100 degrees. Guyton said what began as a great day visiting her grandparents turned into the worst day of her life.  "Nobody's coming and I don't know if I'm watching my baby die right in front of me," Guyton described with tears streaming down her face.  Guyton's daughter, Raina, was in her car seat when the doors to her Dodge SUV suddenly locked on a hot August afternoon. The keys were inside.  Guyton tried and failed to smash the car's front passenger window with a piece of asphalt. Her grandmother called 911 but she said the dispatcher said the department does not send emergency crews to unlock cars and offered to send a tow company instead."

Imagine the terror:

"So she's screaming and crying, which is making her hotter, and I'm still trying to break the window," Guyton said.  After 10 to 12 minutes, Guyton smashed the back windshield with her grandfather's window breaker, climbed in, and got Raina out on her own. She said Raina was screaming and drenched in sweat.  "It makes me feel terrible that she had to go through that. It makes me feel so mad," Guyton said. "After calling twice, the dispatcher, who's a veteran dispatcher, still didn't send somebody out. It's heartbreaking."

The baby could have died.

"The Waterford Police Department said in a statement to CBS News that they "do not normally respond when people lock their keys in their vehicle" but "we should have responded in this case…this is not the level of service our community has come to expect."   Some 37 children die in heat-related car deaths every year, according to the National Safety Council. The CDC reports "temperatures inside the car can rise almost 20 degrees…within the first 10 minutes, even with a window cracked open."  Guyton's daughter was not hurt, but she says that's no excuse for the department's response."

Cowardly fail to financially and/or materially support those fighting for all civil and constitutional rights and liberties at great personal cost and risk?  Get what you truly deserve.


8-31-18

Highly reminiscent of our outrageously bought and paid for judiciary, Llano County prosecutors, Sheriff Bill Blackburn and his criminal SS jackbooted bastards in black who continue to egregiously disgrace themselves and the badge, do as they please regardless of the law and Constitution, carefully consider the following.  It's appalling.  Runs against the grain of everything our formerly great country once stood for.  No longer.

Think the following the best in policing?  The Washington Times reports:

"A police dog handler has been suspended without pay for five days but won’t face criminal charges after his dog was left in a police vehicle for more than six hours and died from the South Carolina heat, Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook said.  Master Police Officer David Hurt had the air conditioning on, but for some unexplained reason turned off a heat alarm and left his windows open July 26. Hurt failed to even come to his vehicle to let the Labrador retriever mix named “Turbo” use the bathroom - behavior that shocked seasoned dog handlers, Holbrook said.  “He didn’t give any logical reason,” Holbrook said at a news conference.  The chief also presented the findings of the internal investigation to prosecutors, who decided that Hurt used terrible judgment but wasn’t criminally negligent and no charges should be filed."

Had it been a civilian, think there wouldn't have been charges?  Ferociously pointedly, shouldn't have been charges?

“It was a mistake of the heart he will have to deal with the rest of his life,” said Holbrook, who added he didn’t fire Hurt because he immediately took responsibility for his grave error.  Hurt will also be suspended from the bomb squad and can never handle a police dog again."

Jesus Christ.  No justice.

Cowardly fail to financially and/or materially support those fighting for all civil and constitutional rights and liberties at great personal cost and risk?  Get what you truly deserve.


8-31-18

Highly reminiscent of our outrageously bought and paid for judiciary, Llano County prosecutors, Sheriff Bill Blackburn and his criminal SS jackbooted bastards in black who continue to egregiously disgrace themselves and the badge, do as they please regardless of the law and Constitution, carefully consider the following.  It's appalling.  Runs against the grain of everything our formerly great country once stood for.  No longer.

No more than insult to injury.  In follow up to an earlier edition here and elsewhere, CBS News reports:

"The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office is drawing protests for a training class it's sponsoring to be taught by a white former police officer acquitted in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man."

This criminal jackbooted bastard in blue literally got away with murder.  Now, gallingly, rewarded for it.

"Betty Shelby resigned from the Tulsa Police Department after her acquittal last year in the 2016 shooting of Terence Crutcher. Shelby killed 40-year-old Terence Crutcher on a city street where his SUV had stalled. The video taken of Crutcher's shooting by a dashboard camera and helicopter shows Crutcher walking away from Shelby toward his SUV with hands above his head."

Legalized murder by the criminal jackbooted bastards in blue.  Nazi America.  De facto fascist police-state, quickly transitioning to the Trump nazi's Fourth Reich.

"Now a patrol officer for the Rogers County Sherriff's Office, Shelby will teach a "critical incident" class Tuesday for the Tulsa County sheriff.  CBS affiliate KOTV reports the class is called "Surviving the Aftermath of a Critical Incident."

Jesus Christ.  She murders an innocent unarmed man, then gets to teach a class about her surviving the aftermath.  Galling, goddamned nazi justice.  ... Right, Sheriff?

"Rogers County Sheriff Scott Walton says the class focuses on how to cope with the aftermath of an officer-involved shooting. Walton says such incidents are becoming more frequent and carry with them more mental health and substance abuse issues."

Crock of shit.  What these criminal jackbooted murderous bastards need to be facing is life in prison, or on death row awaiting execution.  Need to receive the very same justice afforded a civilian who kills a cop even in self-defense.

"But the Rev. Rodney Goss, who led a protest rally Monday, calls the class insensitive.  "It lacked integrity and it also lacked empathy. No one seems to really care about the family itself," Goss said. "It endorses her side of the story. It rewards her for what she has done, and it continues the narrative of her team that somehow, she's a hero in this whole picture."

Galling horse shit, isn't it, Reverend?  Perverse ass backwards nazi justice.

Coup de grace?  Get this:

"The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office said she routinely teaches class for numerous agencies."

Jesus Christ.  Galling.  Jackbooted nazi.  We've lost ourselves.  This officer presents an exigent threat to life, liberty, all civil and constitutional rights and liberties.  ... Right, Sheriff?

Highly reminiscent of your goons, isn't it, Sheriff?  Forget?  'Stupid is as stupid does.'  Problem throughout all law enforcement.  Including right here in Nazi Llano County, isn't it, Sheriff?  This officer clearly had her head securely lodged where the sun seldom shines.  Legalized murder.  Nothing came of it.  Surprised?  Especially, in today's climate where anything goes, right, Bill?  Live in a de facto fascist police-state, quickly transitioning to the Trump nazi's Fourth Reich.  Certainly, a problem right here in Nazi Llano County, right, Sheriff?  Except your goons aren't held accountable when they egregiously f--k up.  Ever.  By design.

-- That precisely why you refuse to release information on your deputies to the long-suffering public?  That is, employment history, criminal background, results of drug testing, etc..  ... Got to protect your criminal jackbooted thugs preying on the citizenry with virtual impunity, right, sir?  Equally pointedly, why hasn't Llano County Deputy Leroy Rodriguez, Badge #764 been held criminally accountable for egregious abuse of power involving denial of property rights to a Kingsland property owner?  To say nothing of consequent resultant physical damage done to a motor home on that property.

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8-31-18

Highly reminiscent of our outrageously bought and paid for judiciary, Llano County prosecutors, Sheriff Bill Blackburn and his criminal SS jackbooted bastards in black who continue to egregiously disgrace themselves and the badge, do as they please regardless of the law and Constitution, carefully consider the following.  It's appalling.  Runs against the grain of everything our formerly great country once stood for.  No longer.

Cash bail to end in California.  Think that's a good thing?  Won't be abused by the courts, prosecutors, and the criminal jackbooted bastards in blue?  NPR reports:

"California will become the first state in the nation to abolish bail for suspects awaiting trial under a sweeping reform bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday.  An overhaul of the state's bail system has been in the works for years, and became an inevitability earlier this year when a California appellate court declared the state's cash bail system unconstitutional. The new law goes into effect in October 2019.  "Today, California reforms its bail system so that rich and poor alike are treated fairly," Brown said in a statement, moments after signing the California Money Bail Reform Act."

Think so?  Think again.

Here's the problem:

"Under the California law those arrested and charged with a crime won't be putting up money or borrowing it from a bail bond agent to obtain their release. Instead, local courts will decide who to keep in custody and whom to release while they await trial. Those decisions will be based on an algorithm created by the courts in each jurisdiction."

Delusionally believe not ripe for abuse?  Won't be abused by asshole judges, prosecutors, police, etc.?

"In most nonviolent misdemeanor cases, defendants would be released within 12 hours. In other instances, defendants will be scored on how likely they are to show up for their court date, the seriousness of their crime, and the likelihood of recidivism.  Some people could be released on other conditions, including monitoring by GPS or regular check-ins with an officer.  The goal of the legislation is to eliminate human bias in court proceedings, but critics argue the new system that will be created by the courts runs the risk of perpetuating discrimination."

No question, certainly will.  Fatal flaw.

"Meanwhile, the American Civil Liberties Union of California, an original co-sponsor of the bill, pulled its support, arguing that last-minute changes give judges too much discretion in determining under what circumstances people will be released or kept in custody.  "We are concerned that the system that's being put into place by this bill is too heavily weighted toward detention and does not have sufficient safeguards to ensure that racial justice is provided in the new system," the ACLU's Natasha Minsker told NPR.  Raj Jayadev, co-founder of advocacy organization Silicon Valley De-Bug, said like the ACLU, his group is a former supporter of the bill. Ultimately, as it is written, he told the Sacramento Bee, the law discriminates against the poor."

What else is new?  Par for the course in Nazi America, a fascist police-state quickly transitioning to the Trump nazi's Fourth Reich.  ... Right, Sheriff?

"They took our rallying cry of ending money bail and used it against us to further threaten and criminalize and jail our loved ones."

Forget?  The American Way.

"And there's the end to the state's bail bond industry."

Bottom feeders.  ... Right, Sheriff?

"We're gone. We're done. As of today the bail industry will start shuttering their doors," Topo Padilla, President of the Golden State Bail Agents Association told NPR. The Wall Street Journal reports that that could affect 7,000 jobs, though Jeff Clayton, president of the American Bail Coalition, told NPR station KQED that it's likely that the bail industry will sue, putting the law on hold.  Padilla contended the law is bad for the people of California.  The law "straps the taxpayers with funding 100 percent of all pretrial release programs," and will lead to increasing detentions of people who otherwise would post bail, he said."

Wake up.  Do the right thing.  Stop overloading the jails with innocent people to line government coffers.  Reserve jail for criminals.  Stop using it as cash cow.  You jackbooted bastards are strangling the golden goose.  Not sustainable.

Cowardly fail to financially and/or materially support those fighting for all civil and constitutional rights and liberties at great personal cost and risk?  Get what you truly deserve.


8-31-18

Highly reminiscent of our outrageously bought and paid for judiciary, Llano County prosecutors, Sheriff Bill Blackburn and his criminal SS jackbooted bastards in black who continue to egregiously disgrace themselves and the badge, do as they please regardless of the law and Constitution, carefully consider the following.  It's appalling.  Runs against the grain of everything our formerly great country once stood for.  No longer.

More of the same.  Sue the living shit out of the jackbooted bastards.  CBS News reports:

"A Guatemalan mother who says her baby died after falling ill in a Texas immigration facility is planning to sue the U.S. government. Border agents apprehended Yazmin Juarez, 20, and 19-month-old Mariee in March after they entered the U.S. seeking asylum. Juarez blames inadequate medical care for her baby's death six and half weeks later.  Juarez fled Guatemala with her daughter because she feared for their safety, but she never imagined her dream of coming to the U.S. would end like this. Now she's seeking not only millions of dollars in a series of lawsuits, but justice for her only child, reports CBS News correspondent Mireya Villarreal."

Needless to say, this case will be closely followed.

"Lawyers said Mariee suffered irreversible brain and organ damage. ICE declined to comment on Mariee's case due to the pending litigation. But in a statement the agency said it "takes very seriously the health, safety and welfare of those in our care…including providing access to necessary and appropriate medical care."  "To Yazmin justice means more than just money," Jones said, adding, "Nothing can ever bring her daughter back… but she wants to make sure that this never happens again."  Lawyers for Juarez are preparing multiple lawsuits. The first seeks $40 million in damages from an Arizona city, which serves as the government's prime contractor for the Dilley, Texas center. Lawyers for the city did not respond to our request for comment."

Do the right thing.  Sue the living shit out of the bastards.  Only way this shit will end.  ... Right, Sheriff?

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Tim Chorney, Publisher
Liberty In Peril


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