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$1,000 Bucks to Turn in Your Neighbor??

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by Jaybo, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. Jaybo

    Jaybo Olympia Washington Member

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  2. Keane

    Keane Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Ok, something I noticed that made me laugh. The guy is basically screaming 1000 dollars! every 10 seconds. At the same time he is showing cash.

    However, he clearly has only about 300 bucks in his hand. They couldn't afford the rest for the darn commercial?
     
  3. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I would turn in my neighbor who was carrying illegally for free...
     
  4. Kennedy

    Kennedy Beaverton Member

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    This can only end badly.
     
  5. Tactical SS

    Tactical SS Washington Member

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    The website leads to the Newark Police Department site and they have a page on it, seems a little elaborate to be a fake.
     
  6. drstrangelove

    drstrangelove Vancouver, WA Active Member

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    The operative word on the website was "felons". If your tip leads to the arrest of a "felon" in possession of a firearm, you get $1000.

    If a regular civilian (without a record) is nabbed carrying a firearm in a peaceful manner, even without a permit, they would not be guilty of a felony as long as they were not committing any other crime.

    The cops will forfeit/seize the gun AND since the police department/DA does not charge them with a felony, the city of Newark doesn't have to pay up to the tipster.

    And that is what I call a racket. It's Newark... what's new???
     
  7. Buddhalux

    Buddhalux Hillsboro, Oregon Active Member

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    You should read the New Jersey gun laws then. They need a permit just to own one or buy ammunition.
     
  8. slingshot1943

    slingshot1943 salem or Well-Known Member

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    The scam is that the notes at the end say up to $1,000 so they could give you anything up to $1,000.
     
  9. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    http://www.newarkpolicefoundation.org/index.php?catagory=main&page=Gun_Stoppers

    Gun Stoppers

    Gun Stoppers - GUNS WANTED
    Anyone with important information about a gun-related crime in Newark can CALL 1-877-NWK-GUNS (1-877-695-4867) or TEXT 274637 (CRIMES) to provide information anonymously. The Newark Police Department has a special Gun Stoppers Unit to operate the hotline and track down felons identified through it. Callers/Texters are not asked their name but instead receive a code number to be eligible to collect a reward of up to $2,000 anonymously.

    Call
    1. Call 1-877-NWK-GUNS (1-877-695-4867)

    2. Report your information to a Gun Stoppers Unit Officer

    3. Receive a 4 digit pin number.

    4. Call back a month later and if your information led to an arrest, you receive another 4 digit pin number.

    5. Take your two sets of pins numbers to one of our designated banks and walk out with up to $1,000 cash. No questions asked!

    Text
    1. TEXT 274637 (CRIMES)

    2. In the message body, type NWKTIPS then your information

    3. Receive a 4 digit pin number.

    4. Call back a month later and if your information led to an arrest, you receive another 4 digit pin number.

    5. Take your two sets of pins numbers to one of our designated banks and walk out with up to $1,000 cash. No questions asked!
     
  10. Contract_Pilot

    Contract_Pilot Vancouver, Washington Active Member

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    Anonymously? Calling an 800 number gives them the contact detail's of the number who is calling and txt gives them the cell number that can be traced back to the one that owns the number..
     
  11. tionico

    tionico Thurston County Well-Known Member

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    welll, if you REALLY wanted to go stealth, you can always call from a pay phone...... knowing you called from the phone at the bar on twelfth street won't help them FIND you, will it?

    But how many will DO that, most will naively trust the claim of impenetrable anonymity. After all, we CAN trust the gummint, right?