Someone let me know when harassment, intimidation, and coercion laws can be equally applied to Law Enforcement members. Just don’t bother letting me know by phone since they’ve removed that method of contact from me.
Hundreds of marijuana plants were seized in Free Union and nearby areas of Albemarle County during two raids Wednesday.(Source)
Residents of the western part of Albemarle County reported seeing a military helicopter circling an area near Wesley Chapel Road Wednesday. They also reported seeing what looked like marijuana plants being taken from a nearby property.
While authorities are not releasing much detail on the raid, the Jefferson Area Drug Enforcement Task Force confirmed that officers did remove marijuana plants from two different locations in the county.
One bust happened on the west side of the county, and the other was on the south side.
Officers say ten marijuana gardens were spotted by the helicopter crew and 485 plants were seized.
Witnesses in the western part of the county say there were many Virginia State Police troopers canvasing the area, carrying what looked like military guns.
The Albemarle County Police Department added that two firearms and drug-related paraphernalia were also confiscated during the raids.
However, police would not say if any arrests were made and refused to make any further comment until the investigation is complete.
When I originally called the provider about the problem and the woman on the phone told me the first available fix-it date was days away, I shrieked in her ear and about fainted. She immediately assured me that they would compensate me for the time I was off-line. I immediately informed her they would have to also pay for my gravestone because I was going to die if I had to go that long without the Internet. She promptly laughed at me. Laughed at me!
Fortunately I have a laptop and wi-fi to thank for my survival.
I plan to hop back into updating I HeArTE JADE post-haste. Well once I’m adequately caught up on what’s been going on across the rest of Cyberland, anyway.
Jury indicts Va. Beach man in drug scheme(Source)
A federal grand jury in Charlottesville this week indicted a Virginia Beach man in connection with drug activity.
Kelvin Freeman, 45, has been charged with conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine powder and crack cocaine. According to a news release from the United States Attorney’s Office, Western District of Virginia, the charge was levied in connection with the distribution of more than 50 grams of crack cocaine and more than five kilograms of cocaine in Central Virginia.
The investigation was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office, the Jefferson Area Drug Enforcement task force, the Fluvanna County Sheriff’s Office and the Virginia State Police.
If Freeman is convicted, he will face life imprisonment and/or a $4 million fine. He also may forfeit about $2 million, an acre of property in Northampton and some stock shares.
The Jefferson Area Drug Enforcement task force, a collaborative effort of local and federal law enforcement, continues to report high numbers of drug seizures. This year, JADE officials recorded their second-largest cocaine seizure in a decade with 2,635 grams.
The agency announced in its 2004 annual report the disruption of three Jamaican-led drug-distribution groups and another criminal group with leadership in New York.
Since its inception in 1995, JADE has arrested 1,906 people.
“The more they send away, there are those who will take their places,” local defense lawyer Fred Heblich said. “The harsh penalties have not resulted in a decline in drug trafficking. My impression is that there is more drug trafficking here than 15 years ago. Certainly not less.”
Reminds me of Jefferson Area Drug Enforcement Sgt. Joe Hatter whining over me showing everyone, via I HeArTE JADE, how I discovered where he lives, then, two months after the Task Force and the Virginia State Police use that as the basis for my arrest and two days after my end-result clone convictions on obstruction of justice charges, that same Sgt. Hatter appeared in video and print in a worldwide news story -- about how the City of Charlottesville got him a house merely for being a police officer -- which featured him, his residence, plus his wife and children. Seriously. Look it up.
The unction of these lawmen is deserving of typewritten unrestrained ridicule. Which I will commence. The second I stop laughing at them.
While US Attorneys go with capitalized first initial/last name:
Hmm… I wonder if Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms Agent David Stone finished that report of his yet. I think he should email me a copy.
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A reader sent this via email:
TITLE 18, U.S.C., SECTION 241
If two or more persons conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or because of his having so exercised the same;
They shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, they shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.
Great. Presumably that’s another law that policemen are legally permitted to violate.A different reader gave me this:
How perfect is that?!
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Because of a recent “clerical error” -- yeah, right -- on the part of Albemarle County, and an uninvolved-in-the-situation City of Charlottesville Commonwealth Attorney inappropriately vomiting “there’s a lot of people who’d like to keep her off the road” to the County judge, I’ve been going through my audio files trying to find where JADE Task Force Officer Brian O’Donnell threatened that they, Law Enforcement, would maliciously cause me to lose my license. I’m not going to post that particular comment yet, but I will this one -- which kinda contradicts one of his dirtball CYA tactics that I alter sound bites.
I still haven’t written up a report on what happened when I went to traffic court on July 14th against Virginia State Trooper Long. For one, around that same time my attention was more on ACPD Officer Eric Kudro’s reckless driving courtishness. Secondly, a shockingly positive unexpected encounter with another Trooper has mostly counteracted the abuses of Trp. Long and Sgt. Bailey. Proof that one good experience can make a bigger impact and mean so much more than all the bad ones combined. Almost.