Cedar Creek student had chemicals at home that could be used for bomb, police charge

Discussion in 'Civil Rights & Privacy' started by JoeBas, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    Search and then CYA arrest.
    As some commentors at the CBS story put it:
    Galloway Township PD rolled all their (DHS-funded?) equipment to the house: the bomb squad (of course), ambulance, barricaded the street...probably O/T involved;)...bomb-sniffing dogs at the school (which have armed guards 24/7/365 BTW).
    Absolutely. The Superintendent slandered the kid. But we're all safer in the hands these unionized nitwits:
    Warning signs like "drawing of flame=replica incendiary device"? So all the cause that is needed is right there aparently. As JoeBas said, high-fives all around...
     
  2. JoeBas

    JoeBas Original Member

    I just don't understand how or why people stand for this kind of overreach.

    When I was in middle school, I used to draw full-on 10 to 12 page comic books called "War Stories", which my classmates would greedily gobble up and ask me if I was doing another one that weekend. I guess nowadays, I'd just get the chair.
     
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  3. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    The District Superintendent perhaps to an even greater degree than the PD (which charged him--which is completely outrageous) should pay for this. The boy should have NO record. The family is probably overwhelmed and not dialed-in to the political ramifications. I hope there is local support to hammer those responsible, accompanied by lawyers.
    "Sandy Hook" looks like the new "9/11" that is reflexively repeated to excuse every outrage.
     
  4. JoeBas

    JoeBas Original Member

    Hey, do we have a new new new new "new" normal now?
     
  5. JoeBas

    JoeBas Original Member

    Where are the days when a major law firm would take a case like this "Pro Bono" just to kick some of these over-reaching assholes in the teeth?
     
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  6. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    Gotta believe lawyers are "reaching out" to this family as we speak. Obvious violation of the 4th amendment, false arrest, and some very deep pockets had by the perps. Don't know what can be done about Chicken Little, the teacher who started all this. Perhaps public ridicule is about all there is.
     
  7. RB

    RB Founding Member

    That's a problem with the law. When government, includes school districts and other official organizations), business or other large groups bring charges against a common person it is a case of deep pockets against shallow pockets in many cases. Lots of us, and I would include myself in this group, cannot afford a protracted battle in the courts. We might win the case but if not we could be ruined for life. Phil Mocek took on his battle but it is costing him or his supporters a lot of money.
     
  8. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    It is pernicious that increasingly shallow pockets are on the hook for deep pockets' legal costs if they don't prevail too.
     
  9. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Reason: Boy, Not Making Bombs, Arrested for Having Things Cops Think Could Blow Up (And For Drawings That Spooked a Teacher)

    Lest you think it is inherently suspicious a young man would have chemicals or electronic parts, note that his school is, according to a Press of Atlantic City account, "a magnet school with programs focusing on engineering and environmental sciences and specializing in hands-on learning." And his mom told MyFoxPhilly.com that her son had a "passion for collecting old stuff, taking it apart and rebuilding things."

    ...

    Most interesting detail from that Press of Atlantic City story:
    Police Chief Pat Moran stressed Tuesday night no threats were made by the student and there was no indication there was any danger posed to anyone or property at the school.
    “There was no indication he was making a bomb, or using a bomb or detonating a bomb,” he said.
    Sounds like a good collar to me, boys!
     
  10. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Did Ottumwa's resident bozo, who moonlighted as the police chief, relocate?
     
  11. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Salon: Doodles lead to high schooler’s arrest: Police were called when a 16-year-old made no threats but drew what may or may not have been weapons in a notebook

    This month in our Orwellian nightmares come true, a 16-year-old high schooler in Egg Harbor City, NJ, was arrested after doodling in his notebook what may have been either weapons or a magic hand with flames coming off it, or perhaps something else.

    Concerned by the boy’s notebook, a Cedar Creek High School staff member called the local police, who searched the school and the teen’s home with sniffer dogs. When police found chemicals in the house which, when combined — although they were not combined and are found in many households — could be used in an explosive device as well as a number of electronics, the boy was charged with possession of a weapon, an explosive device, and was placed in Harborfields Detention Center before being released and having charges dropped.
     
  12. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Interesting that the media keeps harping on the "anything for safety arrest" without mentioning that the idiot police just quietly dropped the charges and slinked out of the story.
     
  13. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    Seems to me this kid isn't going to have any problems paying for eight years of university...
     
  14. JoeBas

    JoeBas Original Member

    Too bad the folks involved won't have a problem paying for 8 years of Ramen...
     
  15. JoeBas

    JoeBas Original Member

    The system worked!!!! :confused: :rolleyes:
     
  16. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    That's why my give-a-:trash: meter doesn't leave the bottom peg when someone like that is netted from the gene pool.
     

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