(Scott Shackford) Mike De Nardo, the police chief for Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, apparently turned his gun on himself and committed suicide Thursday, not long after being relieved of his duties over an outside investigation.
According to the Sun Herald, De Nardo was being escorted from the police station by a pair of Hancock County deputies. Witnesses said a commotion broke out in the parking lot, and De Nardo shot himself. He was apparently alive and even conscious while heading to a hospital, where he died.
As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered the following artworkhere, being shared by the page, “I Fucking Hate Government,” and originally posted it to my own wall, along with commentary…
“An inconvenient truth: in 2014, all the criminals in the U.S. stole a total of $3.9 billion from citizens… and police stole $4.5 billion from citizens through civil asset forfeiture – $600 million more than all the criminals combined.”
My Commentary: But, without government, who would commit theft, under color of law?
Officers can take cash and property from people without convicting or even charging them with a crime — yes, really! — through the highly controversial practice known as civil asset forfeiture. Last year, according to the Institute for Justice, the Treasury and Justice departments deposited more than $5 billion into their respective asset forfeiture funds. That same year, the FBI reports that burglary losses topped out at $3.5 billion.
The following correspondence originally took place upon the Facebook wall of family…
Genaire: I’m here in OREGON. Passing by the highway patrol in their new mustang and I have to ask why do these pigs need two door vehicles? Do they plan to kill their victims right on the highway and call the coroner for transport?
Morgan S.: they do. at the tax payers expense. like they need mustangs and Lamborghini’s and Lav’s all at the tax dollar.
Rayn: Remember when I reflexively guessed that “civil forfeiture” was behind this “phenomenon” when we discussed it on the phone, earlier today, Genaire?:
From the article: “a Washington Post investigation this weekend revealed that law enforcement in Oregon since 2001 got to keep $1.9 million in cash seized by police under ***A FEDERAL PROGRAM THAT ALLOWS FOR FORFEITURE WITHOUT A CRIMINAL CHARGE OR WARRANT.”**** (emphasis mine)
Cops are career criminals, plain and simple! They rob, rape and murder their way through life under “color of law,” and we, the tax-slaves, pay them for the privilege…
“People are bad, so we need a government made up of people are bad, so we need a government made up of people are bad, so we need a government made up of…”