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Medford Police: Being "Proactive"

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by Jamie6.5, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. Jamie6.5

    Jamie6.5 Western OR Well-Known Member

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    Taken into "protective" custody via SWAT ops.
    Beware of letting anyone think you are "disgruntled" before purchasing a firearm!
    http://www.mailtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100309/NEWS/3090315
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  2. Mutoman

    Mutoman North Bend Active Member

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    Hard to come to a conclusion without the "personal knowledge", which one could believe is the incrimination evidence in this situation, it is difficult to determine if this "proactive" response was warranted or not. If so, they probably saved the guys life and a few of his co-workers. This may just turn out to be a win.
     
  3. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    If I got fired in today's economy I would be disgruntled too! But purchaseing three firearms after you just lost your job is not something you normally do...normally I would be all over this going "wtf, socialism?!" But there is a point where my common sense kicks in and goes "maybe they stopped a trajegy?"

    How else did they know he was buying guns? Did he bragg about it? Did he threaten people?

    There are underlying causes here not in the article that we don'tknow about...
     
  4. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    I don't know if we can really comment on this subject as we don't really have all of the information.

    How 'disgruntled' was he etc.

    Does this set a precedent for future people who buy multiple weapons within a short time span?
     
  5. xstayfrostyx

    xstayfrostyx PDX Member

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    Totally. Especially after the increased frequency of all these workplace shootings. Like that temp. employee in Ohio (iirc) yesterday... he get's a less than stellar performance review, and comes back the next day and drops his supervisor over it... over a performance review! It seems like the "average working man's" fuse is growing shorter, and starting to enter "nothing left to lose" territory. Crazy.
     
  6. Ravenous

    Ravenous West Linn, OR Member

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    I'm really torn on this one, but I can't decide one way or the other without knowing the reason for him being placed on "administrative leave". Which is not fired by the way... There is more to the story, I am sure.
     
  7. supergenius

    supergenius 206 Active Member

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    I applaud them, its not socialism... Nor Authoritarian to the nth (at least in my eys)... Its actually the law doing something to a questionable action BEFORE ANOTHER moron goes on a shooting spree making crap even rougher for "us"
     
  8. tonyspdx

    tonyspdx Gresham, OR Member

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    This guy has a great case for lawsuit. Lawyers come a knockin.
     
  9. chemist

    chemist Beaverton OR Well-Known Member

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    How indeed did they know what he bought and when? Is this some special action that he attracted by his behavior, or do civil servants in some office somewhere pore over every gun purchase record?:paranoid:

    I'm gratified by what I see as a realistic and tolerant attitude here in these forum responses. Sometimes intervention IS necessary, 2nd A or not.
     
  10. Arkarayne

    Arkarayne Medford, OR Member

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    The medford police are actually stepping it up lately, from what i've seen. Mostly due to pressure from OSP and their funders for spending money and doing nothing with it.
    I saw thier new tactical situation wagon..thingy, up close when it was getting detailed at the shop I work at a while back for their SWAT unit. thing cost at least a quarter mil, but had power, food and water and ammo for 5 days for 10 people for stakeout and hostage/siege situations, thing was bada--. Good to see they're finally using all these toys.

    As far as "disgruntled" goes, I got laid off, bought a rifle, and let off some steam at a friend's shootin' spot. as much as I didn't like it, I didn't off my boss.
    Until we know the deeper issues, we can't know if what they did was a pre-emptive lucky break, or boys with toys and the wrong info making a guy's already cruddy day, worse.
    If his wife left him, or a death in the family.. yeah, i'd need a distraction too.
    If he got caught drinkin' on the job, or such, he was a 'tard and could of just been bitter.
    We don't know yet.
    I've bought more guns since getting laid off... i'm not angry, just bored... and they were pretty :thumbup:
     
  11. pokerace

    pokerace Newberg Well-Known Member

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    It is socialism it is authoritarian....

    How time have you been told or heard the statement we can't do any thing
    because he hasen't broken any laws.
     
  12. supergenius

    supergenius 206 Active Member

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    Sense... Youre making none....


    Quite a few... Exactly why this was founded... If you (he) make (made) enough of a stink that the MAN is watching what you (he) do (did) after you lose your job (for whatever reason, but OBVIOUSLY he made enough of a stink to where they payed attention to him), and THEN you choose to go on your spending/stocking spree....Its suspect. My opinion. Dont like it? Cool. We can just wait till the next moron goes out and kills a bunch of people.... and how HE caused US and OUR "cause" more uneeded drama.... Then people can whine more about it.

    Doesnt hurt my feelings one bit compared to the outcome if he would have done something, then the hippies would have had even more ammo (no pun intended) to fuel the Gun ban rigamarol.
     
  13. wakejoe

    wakejoe Beaverton, OR Well-Known Member

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    Meh. Innocent until proven guilty.
     
  14. jimwsea

    jimwsea Vancouver, Washington state Active Member

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    Unless its "The Minority Report"
     
  15. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    Don't people need to commit a crime to be arrested?

    minority-report-ui-29787-20090331-3.jpg
     
  16. Ravenous

    Ravenous West Linn, OR Member

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    We also need more details before we can say anything about the legality of any of this. Also the article never said that he was arrested or that he had been charged with anything. Until we know what happened at his job to make them concerned, we shouldn't make any assumptions. They don't send negotiators and SWAT without a decent reason.
     
  17. slideglider

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    He committed no crime. Period. This IS pre-crime.

    "Good to see they're finally using all these toys."

    Really? Even when they may be used on you? After all, it doesn't even need to be a crime. Just a little bad blood or a dirty look at the wrong people and you get SWAT-ed. It will be for "your own good" though and "your safety". Uncle Sugar knows what's best.

    His purchase was not out of the ordinary. A main hand gun, a small caliber back-up/ccw, and a main rifle. Maybe he was holding off the purchase and decided to get it now while he had the funds left. Plenty of other people, probably on this forum, who have lost jobs and still bought weapons in preparation for the future collapse. And he did it all on record. If he was going to blast some of his statist compadres, why would he buy that many weapons? Why not just the AK with a ton of mags? Or just the .45 so it can be concealed?

    Just goes to show you, even the state workers will turn on their own class. Of course, he was fired, so he no longer is in their class, I guess.
     
  18. slideglider

    slideglider PDX Member

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    "They don't send negotiators and SWAT without a decent reason. "
    Delusional. SWAT was not authorized at all. There was no hostage situation or any critical reason to send SWAT. They could have sent a Sheriff over there to ask a couple questions and make sure the person was of sound mind. He committed no crime. PERIOD.
     
  19. husker

    husker portland Active Member

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    If a story came out a week from now that this guy killed someone or many people and it was found out the police new he was buying firearms people would be pissed. Even more if it was one of your friends that was killed.
    The police step in and do something and people are pissed.
    What is the answer? I would like to know. I am sure the people in charge would like to know also.
    The police are just doing there jobs.
    We do not know the whole store. Maybe he made a threat.
    I dont like my freedoms being taken but maybe in this case it is a good call.
     
  20. pokerace

    pokerace Newberg Well-Known Member

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    They had no reason to arrest if no crime had been committed.
     
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