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Sep 30th, 2007 by Ken Hagler

Let­ter Re: A Secu­ri­ty Contractor’s Con­voy Expe­ri­ence in Iraq.

Dear Jim,
A friend of mine who is a con­trac­tor sent this. It’s been post­ed else­where.
Foul lan­guage warn­ing.Michael
Z. Williamson

Info from Iraq From Some­one Who is Doing the “Run and Gun

Yes­ter­day a friend of mine who runs a small secu­ri­ty com­pa­ny here in Iraq emailed
me. He is stand­ing up a pro­tec­tion detail and want­ed my opin­ion on tac­tics
and equip­ment run­ning the roads of Iraq; Tac­tics, SOPs, hard car or soft?
I have been giv­ing it some thought and here is where I am at.

I am will­ing to spec­u­late I’m as well trav­eled in Iraq as any­one I’ve
met. I’ve been just about every­where between Kuwait and Iran, all points
in between. And I’ve trav­eled every way pos­si­ble.
I’ve gone in mil­i­tary con­voy up armored hum­mers at 40 MPH. I’ve
run the Fal­lu­jah Bagh­dad gauntlet in a 15 truck con­voy, thin skinned white
F350s. I’ve rolled all over in blacked out Pajeros in local dress. Diplo­mat­ic
con­voys with armored sub­ur­bans and helo cov­er.
I’ve done the whole hide the guns and smile a lot all the way to show­ing
just about every­one the front sight post.
I’ve done 140 KPH up MSR Tam­pa
and weaved through Sadr city at a near stand­still.
I, like near­ly every­one have made mis­takes and been lucky to be here writ­ing
this.
I think the most impor­tant and neglect­ed aspect of sur­vival in the­atre is train­ing.
Every freak­ing day your crew should prac­tice “actions on” — At least
do it on a dry erase board. Actions upon any­thing and every­thing. What usu­al­ly
hap­pens is we start going through the “what ifs” and all the sud­den
every guy in the crew has a dif­fer­ent idea of what should hap­pen. After all
we come from many dif­fer­ent back­grounds. After about 30 min­utes of that we
all end up scratch­ing our head debat­ing which idea is best and say “let’s
get chow.” Decide on some fun­da­men­tal con­cepts. And stick to them, but
of course always remem­ber­ing that the plan is just some­thing to devi­ate from
any­way. As long as we all know the end goal and work towards it. i.e. If the
vehi­cle is stalled in the ambush, dri­ver flicks it in neu­tral so the rear car
can ram us out and we pre­pare to un-ass the vehi­cle on the oppo­site side of
the con­tact.
So rehearse and prac­tice — Which is easy to say because I am the first to admit
that a knock on my hooch at 7AM with, “Hey, man, let’s rehearse
this” makes me grum­ble.
I’m sure we can all agree that debat­ing your actions on is best done
at the hootch rather than on the side of a road in Tikrit while your car is
being remod­eled by a PKM.
PMCS your vehi­cles all the time. Being broke down in Iraq is like a scene on
a bad movie. Been there done that. Check tires, oil, flu­id, etc… And don’t
over­drive your car. My friend VC man­aged to put a Pajero upside down and back­wards
on Tam­pa once because we pushed the cars past their con­trol­la­bil­i­ty.
Every IC you meet will tell you he is a great dri­ver. Just because you dri­ve
fast and haven’t hit any­thing yet doesn’t mean you’re a good
tac­ti­cal dri­ver. Go to BSR or some oth­er school. And if you haven’t let
the guy who has dri­ve. Con­duct dri­ver train­ing. Get the best guy to teach every­one
else. OJT.
Prac­tice chang­ing tires. There are a cou­ple guys read­ing this email right now
who know exact­ly what I am talk­ing about. Real­iz­ing you’ve packed 300
pounds of gear on top the spare while on the side of a road in Ramadi is a
self loathing I’d like not repli­cate. Make sure you have a tow strap
in every vehi­cle. Loop it through the rear bumper so it’s already attached.
that way you swing in front of the bust­ed car and they hook up. Gone in 60
sec­onds or vice ver­sa… Get a good jack, it’s worth the mon­ey. Make sure every­one
knows where all the tow, change, repair gear is in every vehi­cle.
In the glove box keep your stay behinds. A frag, Smoke, CN. The rule is. Nev­er
f*ck with the pin unless you have the grenade out­side of the win­dow.
Hit
a bump and it drops on the road­side. Min­i­mal dra­ma. Inside the car? Par­ty foul.
Use
CN and Smoke. If you’re caught in traf­fic and you have a bad feel­ing about
a car behind you, toss the smoke. Most motorists will stop or at least give
you a lot of space. It works and it’s harm­less. Can use more spar­ing­ly
and nev­er while in tight traf­fic. Watch­ing that cloud blow towards your car
faster than you can dri­ve is not fun. The CN is rough stuff and I only would
use it on those rare sit­u­a­tions where it just has to be done. And the frag?
Well we all know when those need to be used.
Put a rub­ber band on your sling so it doesn’t get caught on stuff while
get­ting out of the car.
Always do a prop­er route plan. Com­mon sense here. And anoth­er note, we are
always try­ing to be sneakier and clev­er­er than every­one else. Avoid­ing MSR’s
and roads fre­quent­ed by con­voys you know the deal. Well before tak­ing a road
you see on a map that isn’t used by the Army. Go see the G2, ask them
why. It may be for good rea­son.
Think about fuel con­sump­tion. Plan your stops for fuel and food. Always car­ry
a gas can, just in case.
Always have spare bat­ter­ies for the GPS, Always have a map and com­pass just
like when we were E1’s. Do a map study; make sure every­one in the crew knows
the route plan.
Car­ry as big a gun as you can. Keep it clean. Keep it hot.
Car­ry lots of ammo. On April 4th I went through 14 mags and nev­er would have thought that a pos­si­bil­i­ty before then. Car­ry more ammo, stage
spare mags every­where.
Like the freak­in East­er bun­ny.
I will nev­er go with­out wear­ing a hel­met again. If there is a Kevlar hel­met,
it’s going on my head. A dude stand­ing right next to all of us on the
roof was dropped from a head shot. Spend the mon­ey get a good MICH or
the like. The more com­fort­able and low pro­file the more like­ly it is you’ll
wear it.
Wear a hel­met. Watch­ing Alcon get blast­ed in the nog­gin was
a SOP chang­ing expe­ri­ence for all of us here.
Wear your armor. Peri­od.
If you sleep in a trail­er or hootch, know where the near­est bunker is. Try­ing
to find it at 4 AM while scared sh*tless isn’t the answer. And yes every­one
runs for the bunker. The Delta dude who is always giv­ing the evil eye will
prob­a­bly be the first one there fol­lowed imme­di­ate­ly after by a SEAL in flip-flops.
120mm mor­tars make us all very hum­ble.
Shoot a lot. Keep train­ing. If your com­pa­ny won’t get more ammo, make
them
dry fire. Prac­tice mag changes. Focus on cheek weld and front site. The
basics win every time.
The three guys shot on the roof here were all either chang­ing mags while stand­ing
or weren’t mov­ing to dif­fer­ent fir­ing posi­tions fre­quent­ly — all were
reg­u­lar mil­i­tary and not con­trac­tors. They were doing stan­dard Army range sh*t.
And got dropped for it…
You remem­ber when Sam Elliot said “If I need one there will be plen­ty
lay­ing around” in the film We Were Sol­diers Once, in regards
to the rifles? He was right. If you’ve seen those pic­tures of us on the
net Chip was on a SAW and I had a M203. There were weapons strewn about the
roof by wound­ed
and those who elect­ed to not play on the two way range. No sh*t. By the end
of week two here we all had our choice in weapons. No sh*t. We fired RPK, AK47,
PKM, MK19, M249, M203, M4, Dra­gunov, and M60 at bad guys between the eight
of us… That was unre­al.
This brings me onto this — Train on all weapons. If you don’t have access
at least read the FM or TM on them. You nev­er know when you’re out of
5.56 and some­one will hand you a PKM. Get famil­iar with them.
Prac­tice shoot­ing out to 800 meters. I know, near­ly every fight is with­in 150
[meters] but we were try­ing to bang a mor­tar crew that was pound­ing us at 800
meters. And it
hap­pened more than once.
In terms of shoot­ing. Prac­tice as you did on active duty. Always scrounge ammo.
I will ALWAYS take a hard car over a soft. Its just com­mon sense at this point.
If I have a soft car I will sand­bag the floors and jam steel and spare plates
every­where I can. Bolt on armor is sh*t, but bet­ter than noth­ing. Remove the
Lex­an win­dows from the gun trucks. Just like in the old days noth­ing breaks
con­tact quite like return­ing accu­rate, vio­lent fire.
The rear vehi­cle is always most like­ly to be hit. Put your best shoot­ers in
there, biggest guns.

The Gold­en CONEX
box.
It ain’t com­ing dude. If I had a nick­el for every time I have been told “Oh
yeah man, we ordered ten of those and they should be here in three days” Or
my favorite “don’t wor­ry, it will
meet you in coun­try.” If you don’t have good guns, ammo, armor,
or comms, just say no like Nan­cy Rea­gan used to say. Some com­pa­nies are total
pieces of sh*t and will leave you in Iraq with a bust­ed ass stolen AK and two
mags. Some will do you bet­ter than a tier one unit. Per­son­al­ly, I just want
the above men­tioned items and the rest to go to my bank account. If I want
a three hun­dred dol­lar back­pack Ill buy it.
Bot­tom line. Remem­ber what gear is crit­i­cal. Demand it be the best and take
prop­er care of it.
Med­ical equip­ment. It’s expen­sive. It has saved lives. The com­pa­ny I
cur­rent­ly work for spent a gazil­lion dol­lars out­fit­ting each crew with great
mad gear. I’m sure the bill was hard to swal­low. I sh*t you not it saved three
people’s lives, all had life threat­en­ing injuries. The med kits and our
18Ds saved them. The Army had a few ban­dages and an IV.
That was it. You know who you are, thank you for spend­ing the mon­ey…
Do reme­di­al med[ical] train­ing. Can’t say any­more on that issue. Do it.
Wherever you go car­ry lots of booze. It’s the most valu­able item you
can have. If I wrote a list of things I have man­aged to swindle with a bot­tle
of Jack [Daniels whiskey] placed in an E8’s hands you would cr*p you’re
pants.
Don’t get drunk and stu­pid. Be drunk or stu­pid but nev­er both at once.
Nev­er let the client con­vince you “it’s safe, I do this all the
time.” If it’s stu­pid it’s stu­pid.
On the same note. Remem­ber if we ham­per our client’s abil­i­ty to do their
job too much. Our com­pa­ny can get sh*tcanned. It’s a fine line. Yeah,
your client thinks it’s cute to dri­ve to some Hadji’s house at mid­night
for tea, some­times you just have to do it.
Learn to deal with all the clients. Some tru­ly think that all Iraqis are great
peo­ple and that the US Army is the ene­my. Some will encour­age you to shoot
bicy­clists who hog the road. I’ve seen both sides. Keep their agen­da
and egos in mind. Don’t make your own life mis­er­able.
Aim­points are great. The Eotech is okay. TA31 ACOG is
the best by far. The Aim­point bat­tery lasts six months. The Eotech is a lit­tle
too bright for my
taste. Remem­ber
that the dot is like 3 MOA in
size so they aren’t any good past 300 or
400. The ACOG is the heat.
Buy short M4s. They will save you’re ass. I car­ry a 18″ upper on
me with glass so when we reach our des­ti­na­tion I flick it on the low­er receiver
and I now have a decent long gun. It’s like hav­ing two guns to choose
from.
If you’re doing Green Zone PSD a
mag or two may do you but if you’re
in the par­ty zone? Twelve.
Speak­ing of which, weapon, twelve mags, pis­tol, three mags, Med kit, GPS, map
and com­pass, radio, spare bat­tery, $500 [in] US dol­lars, MRE , water bot­tle, NVG,
armor. It’s a lot. It’s hot but f**k it, if its too heavy get mem­ber­ship
at the gym. This job isn’t for every­body.
In your vehi­cle. Put a US flag on the visor so nobody can see it until you
approach a check­point, then flip it down. On the pas­sen­ger side do the same
with a VS17 pan­el. G.I. Joe will shoot your a** just as soon as a Had­ji will.
Car­ry MREs
and water in your car.
NEVER throw food or can­dy to kids. there are many rea­sons why. But at the least
it encour­ages kids to jump in front of cars, smash­ing a kid would ruin your
trip here.
If you find your­self trust­ing the locals its time to take a vaca­tion.
Walk the fine line. Don’t be too con­ser­v­a­tive and don’t get blown
up.
Lis­ten to your intu­ition. It has saved a guy who is on this mail­ing list and
not lis­ten­ing to it killed a friend a mon­th ago.
Once you make con­tact … Fin­ish it. If you shot a guy and he is limp­ing to
cov­er he can still get there and return fire. Just fin­ish every­thing you start.
A car door is not cov­er. In fact a car is not cov­er. Cement is.
While doing the work-up for my last deploy­ment we did live fire IADS and move­ment
from vehi­cles. It was the best train­ing I have done and the most use­ful. On
that note we did many Simu­ni­tion [prac­tice] runs with vehi­cle ambush sce­nar­ios.
We found that with­out a doubt the sin­gle most impor­tant fac­tor in sur­viv­ing
is
get­ting
out and away from the car. Get­ting behind it as though it was a con­crete bar­ri­er
and play­ing HEAT will get you killed.
Don’t work for a com­pa­ny that doesn’t vet its ICs.
Check their creds, call the ref­er­ences, and put them through a ten day selec­tion
course.
Just because a guy was a SEAL in Viet­nam doesn’t mean he main­tained his
skills. On that note the best shooter in my train­ing class was Viet­nam SEAL.
Some of the best guys were 22 year old Rangers and the worst 38 year old SEALs.
My point it’s the indi­vid­u­al that counts.
But we don’t have time or mon­ey to bring a reg­u­lar Army kid up to speed.
You have to have the fun­da­men­tal skill sets. We can’t intro­duce you to
live fire Aus­tralian peels. We should just review and coör­di­nate ver­bal com­mands
and sim­ple sh*t.
Just because some­body is a good dude isn’t good enough. If he can’t
shoot, think, and move — leave him home. Big boy rules.
If a guy doesn’t work out in your crew but has tal­ent and skill send
him else­where, don’t sh*tcan him. Per­son­al­i­ties clash. Espe­cial­ly when
you’re liv­ing togeth­er 247 for six months. Eat­ing every meal togeth­er
all that. If I hear the same stu­pid sto­ry from a guy forty times? That’s
cool. It’s the 41st that’s gonna be dra­ma. You guys know what I’m
talk­ing about.
The con­trac­tor com­mu­ni­ty is a sewing cir­cle for men. Remem­ber the Dyn­corp guy
who shot the prin­ci­pal in Bagh­dad last win­ter? The sto­ry in its most recent
telling over cheap Turk­ish beer involved a diplo­mat­ic cov­er up, a mag­a­zine
change, and sev­er­al deaths.
Throw­ing a flash-bang into the team leader’s hootch at 3AM while drunk
is not a good prac­ti­cal joke.
Remem­ber how much mon­ey you’re mak­ing. Nobody wants to clean the sh*tter
on a Wednes­day morn­ing but keep in mind you’re the high­est paid jan­i­tor in
the world that day.
Keep a sense of humor. Keep fun­ny peo­ple around, they make sh*tty sit­u­a­tions
tol­er­a­ble and are like Prozac when you need it.
Have thick skin. Your friends will ask for naked pic­tures of your wife on deploy­ment
and yes they may take them to the bath­room with them. Take crit­i­cism. If you
suck at some­thing ask for train­ing.
Always remem­ber that you were once a young dumb*ss E1. You made $450
a mon­th and weren’t allowed to fart with­out a per­mis­sion chit ran up
and down the chain of com­mand. Keep this in mind when you’re bitch­ing
because you’re only mak­ing $17,000 a mon­th when guys at the oth­er
com­pa­ny are get­ting $17,500. And when the boss­es back in the states email you
to have a clean shave? Do it. you nev­er know when you’re going to be
on some stu­pid news­pa­per.
The sol­diers around us are deployed for a year some­times more. They make a
frac­tion of the pay. And are ordered to do stu­pid, dan­ger­ous sh*t every­day.
Keep that in mind when you are upset that instead of 60 days you’re extend­ed
to 68.
And keep that in mind when deal­ing with sol­diers. Treat them well, nobody else
does.
Yes, we all work for our­selves at the end of the day. At the same end, nev­er
f**k over your com­pa­ny or team­mates who have to stay behind and clean up your
mess. Busi­ness OPSEC is
one thing but always share your info on intel and tac­tics. We are all Amer­i­cans
and most of us will work togeth­er one time or anoth­er.
Some of the “busi­ness secret” stuff is corny. If you hit an IED on ASR Jack­son
yes­ter­day, e-mail your col­leagues to stay away.
That’s it off the top of my head. Stay Safe, — Ben

[SurvivalBlog.com]

Just because they’re bad peo­ple doesn’t make them stu­pid or incom­pe­tent. The­se mer­ce­nar­ies could be dri­ving around the streets of your city treat­ing it like occu­pied ter­ri­to­ry some­day. If you live in New Orleans, they already have.

Daniel Ellsberg on the future
Sep 30th, 2007 by Ken Hagler

A Coup Has Occurred’ I think noth­ing has high­er pri­or­i­ty than avert­ing an attack on Iran, which I think will be accom­pa­nied by a fur­ther change in our way of gov­ern­ing here that in effect will con­vert us into what I would call a police state.

If there’s anoth­er 911 under this régime … it means that they switch on full extent all the appa­ra­tus of a police state that has been patient­ly con­struct­ed, large­ly secret­ly at first but even­tu­al­ly leaked out and known and accept­ed by the Demo­c­ra­t­ic peo­ple in Con­gress, by the Repub­li­cans and so forth.

[…]

This is an unusu­al gang, even for Repub­li­cans. [But] I think that the suc­ces­sors to this régime are not like­ly to roll back the assault on the Con­sti­tu­tion. They will take advan­tage of it, they will exploit it.

[…]

That brings me to the sec­ond point. This Exec­u­tive Branch, under specif­i­cal­ly Bush and Cheney, despite oppo­si­tion from most of the rest of the branch, even of the cab­i­net, clear­ly intends a war again­st Iran which even by impe­ri­al­ist stan­dards, stan­dards in oth­er words which were accept­ed not only by near­ly every­one in the Exec­u­tive Branch but most of the lead­ers in Con­gress. The inter­ests of the empire, the need for hege­mony, our right to con­trol and our need to con­trol the oil of the Mid­dle East and many oth­er places. That is con­sen­su­al in our estab­lish­ment. …

But even by those stan­dards, an attack on Iran is insane. And I say that qui­et­ly, I don’t mean it to be heard as rhetoric. Of course it’s not only aggres­sion and a vio­la­tion of inter­na­tion­al law, a supre­me inter­na­tion­al crime, but it is by impe­ri­al stan­dards, insane in terms of the con­se­quences.

Does that make it impos­si­ble? No, it obvi­ous­ly doesn’t, it doesn’t even make it unlike­ly.

[…]

And the ques­tion is what then, what can we do about this? We are head­ing towards an insane oper­a­tion. It is not cer­tain. It is like­ly. … I want to try to be real­is­tic myself here, to encour­age us to do what we must do, what is need­ed to be done with the full recog­ni­tion of the real­i­ty. Noth­ing is impos­si­ble.

What I’m talk­ing about in the way of a police state, in the way of an attack on Iran is not cer­tain. Noth­ing is cer­tain, actu­al­ly. How­ev­er, I think it is prob­a­ble, more like­ly than not, that in the next 15, 16 months of this admin­is­tra­tion we will see an attack on Iran. Prob­a­bly. What­ev­er we do.

And … we will not suc­ceed in mov­ing Con­gress prob­a­bly, and Con­gress prob­a­bly will not stop the pres­i­dent from doing this. And that’s where we’re head­ing. That’s a very ugly, ugly prospect.

[…]

I’ve often said that Lt. Ehren Watada – who still faces tri­al for refus­ing to obey orders to deploy to Iraq which he cor­rect­ly per­ceives to be an uncon­sti­tu­tion­al and aggres­sive war – is the sin­gle offi­cer in the Unit­ed States armed ser­vices who is tak­ing seri­ous­ly in uphold­ing his oath.

The pres­i­dent is clear­ly vio­lat­ing that oath, of course. Every­body under him who under­stands what is going on and there are myr­i­ad, are vio­lat­ing their oaths. And that’s the stan­dard that I think we should be ask­ing of peo­ple.

[…]

I think we’ve got to some­how get home to them [in Con­gress] that this is the time for them to uphold the oath, to pre­serve the Con­sti­tu­tion, which is worth strug­gling for in part because it’s only with the pow­er that the Con­sti­tu­tion gives Con­gress respond­ing to the pub­lic, only with that can we pro­tect the world from mad men in pow­er in the White House who intend an attack on Iran. [Consortiumnews.com]

More people we could use in America
Sep 26th, 2007 by Ken Hagler

We're the Only Ones Promoting Virtue Enough.

According to Dr. Al-Marshood, the two commission members approached the girls in order to "politely" advise and guide them regarding their inappropriate clothing.

Consequently, the two girls started verbally abusing the commission members, which then lead to one of the girls pepper-spraying them in the face as the other girl filmed the incident on her mobile phone, while continuing to hurl insults at them.

That's actually pretty darn funny.

[Via Peter G]
[More from "The Only Ones" Files]

[The War on Guns]

Compare the reaction of the unnamed Saudi girls to the meek acquiesence of two US citizens facing similar demands in the US. Perhaps someone should invite the Saudis to come over here and give lessons to young women on the proper employment of verbal abuse and pepper spray when dealing with the American version of the Taliban.

Nicely done!
Sep 26th, 2007 by Ken Hagler

We’re the Only Ones Bor­der­ing on the Ridicu­lous Enough.

Three Mex­i­can minors detained in Cal­i­for­nia on sus­pi­cion of smug­gling drugs stole a U.S. Bor­der Patrol car while still wear­ing hand­cuffs and drove it back across the bor­der to Mex­i­co.

Home­land Security-“Only Ones” style.

What is it with cruis­ers this week? [The War on Guns]

Can we grant those three Amer­i­can cit­i­zen­ship, if they want it? This coun­try des­per­at­ly needs more peo­ple like that.

Another one of those “isolated incidents”
Sep 23rd, 2007 by Ken Hagler

We're the Only Ones Sorry Enough.

"I’m not going to deal with a guy that has a loaded gun until I secure a weapon.”

You forget your place, servant. Who the hell do you think you are? And how about if we deal with you on those terms?

I wouldn't accept an apology from the Chief. Unless it comes sincerely from the offender himself, it is meaningless, and this "Only One" is still justifying and making excuses for his elitism and his ignorance.

And how nice of the department to exonerate Greene of excessive force liability. Where I come from, if someone grabs my arm, restrains me, puts me up against a wall, forcibly searches me and threatens me, all with the understanding that deadly force will be used if I don't obey, it's called "assault and battery" at a minimum. I'd think if the guy wasn't wearing a uniform, one could probably justify using deadly force as an appropriate self-defense response.

How wonderful these guys will now get some training into what the laws they are paid to enforce actually say. But I can't help wonder, if they catch one of us breaking the law and we say it's because we didn't know, will they accept our apology and give us a pass?

If it were me, I'd be looking at filing criminal and civil complaints. [The War on Guns]

I read a number of gun-related weblogs, forums, and mailing lists. It's a very common occurrence for someone to post a question about what someone who is legally carrying a pistol should do when confronted by a cop. Invariably such questions attract multiple cops and cop appologists who say exactly the same thing this one did.

An illustration of conservative thought
Sep 13th, 2007 by Ken Hagler

More “Demo­graph­ic Doom” for our soci­ety..

More “Demo­graph­ic Doom” for our soci­ety.

Jim 



http://www.usatoday.com/news/education


/2007–09-12-census-college-enrollment_N.htm
 

USA TODAY

Wom­en feed the jump in col­lege enroll­ment

By Greg Top­po and Antho­ny DeBar­ros, USA
TODAY 

Col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties the­se days are
see­ing a surge in enroll­ment — and it’s increas­ing­ly dri­ven by young
wom­en, accord­ing to U.S. Cen­sus data out today. 

The num­bers con­firm years of enroll­ment
data show­ing that wom­en have not only closed the col­lege enroll­ment gap
— they have far sur­passed men on cam­pus­es. For every four men enrolled
in grad­u­ate school in 2006, there were near­ly six wom­en.

[Chaos Manor Mus­ings]

It says a lot about con­ser­v­a­tives that the mere fact that more wom­en are going to col­lege than men by a slight mar­gin is con­sid­ered “doom.”

Cop in action
Sep 12th, 2007 by Ken Hagler

Mis­souri: Police Threat­en, Detain Motorist for Park­ing After Hours. A motorist who refused to dis­cuss his per­son­al busi­ness with a St. George, Mis­souri police offi­cer was threat­ened with arrest last Fri­day. Brett Dar­row, 20, no stranger to uncon­ven­tion­al encoun­ters with police, caught a St. George Police Sergeant James Kuehn­lein stat­ing that he had the pow­er to invent charges that would put Dar­row behind bars. Update: Sergeant Kuehn­lein was placed on unpaid leave Mon­day pend­ing an inves­ti­ga­tion. [TheNewspaper.Com]

In the video the thug says, “I’ve been a cop almost as long as you’ve been alive.” It shows.

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