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(12 News Now)   News: Newton County, Texas Sheriff Eddie Shannon turns himself in after a warrant for his arrest was issued. Fark: After threatening to shoot all the officials at a commissioners court meeting and saying he wouldn't investigate the shootings   (12newsnow.com) divider line 41
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2014-08-03 06:43:42 PM  
Our sources say that the sheriff threatened to shoot them all and then not investigate the crime

So.. standard procedure, yes?  A week's paid vacation, surely.

You must respect his authority in any case.

/unless of course he's not in the "police union"
 
2014-08-03 07:20:10 PM  
Sources told 12News that the sheriff made the threat after a commissioners court meeting in which he was questioned about budget matters.

I'll bet he got whatever the hell he wanted then, huh?  Damn - I'll have to tell my boss try that approach next time she's in front of City Council.
 
2014-08-03 07:20:20 PM  
More of a dumbass tag I would think.
 
2014-08-03 07:37:03 PM  

edmo: More of a dumbass tag I would think.


Can we get a LEO tag already?
 
2014-08-03 07:39:57 PM  
So, they're black?
 
2014-08-03 07:42:25 PM  
Threatening innocent people with murder.
#JustCopThings

/ACAB
 
2014-08-03 07:44:16 PM  

namatad: edmo: More of a dumbass tag I would think.

Can we get a LEO tag already?


Dumbass and fail tags aren't good enough for you?
 
2014-08-03 07:47:11 PM  
Well if he did the shooting, why waste the time investigating? Maybe he was just being efficient.
 
2014-08-03 07:47:29 PM  
The distinction between hyperbole and threats has been lost
 
2014-08-03 07:49:17 PM  
when stupidity and arrogance collide
 
2014-08-03 07:56:12 PM  
This site is a veritable goldmine of stupidity:

http://www.12newsnow.com/link/707225/nanny-passes-out-drunk-while-kee p ing-child-tries-to-flee-when-mom-comes-home-and-wrecks-car
 
2014-08-03 07:57:45 PM  

CruJones: The distinction between hyperbole and threats has been lost


I'm the last one to give a Republican Texan gun-nut the benefit of the doubt, and I'm giving this guy the benefit of the doubt.

My guess is he made a dumb-ass comment and he should have quickly, publicly apologized for being a dumb-ass.

If it took two months to get a warrant, I think nobody is too frightened of the threat.
 
2014-08-03 07:58:09 PM  
Why would he need to investigate? He'd already know who did it.

i.imgur.com
 
2014-08-03 07:58:43 PM  
A Texan with a gun is like a Floridian with an idea.
 
2014-08-03 08:03:09 PM  
The perfect crime.
 
2014-08-03 08:07:58 PM  

Solty Dog: A Texan with a gun is like a Floridian with an idea.


There are many of them......just not all of them are sane?
 
2014-08-03 08:09:45 PM  

jaytkay: CruJones: The distinction between hyperbole and threats has been lost

I'm the last one to give a Republican Texan gun-nut the benefit of the doubt, and I'm giving this guy the benefit of the doubt.

My guess is he made a dumb-ass comment and he should have quickly, publicly apologized for being a dumb-ass.

If it took two months to get a warrant, I think nobody is too frightened of the threat.


Someone must be gunning for him.
 
2014-08-03 08:13:27 PM  

Boo_Guy: jaytkay: CruJones: The distinction between hyperbole and threats has been lost

I'm the last one to give a Republican Texan gun-nut the benefit of the doubt, and I'm giving this guy the benefit of the doubt.

My guess is he made a dumb-ass comment and he should have quickly, publicly apologized for being a dumb-ass.

If it took two months to get a warrant, I think nobody is too frightened of the threat.

Someone must be gunning for him.


That sounds like a terroristic threat, citizen.
 
2014-08-03 08:32:44 PM  
So is there such a thing as a non-terroristic threat anymore?
 
2014-08-03 08:34:09 PM  

gerbilpox: Why would he need to investigate? He'd already know who did it.

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2014-08-03 08:45:56 PM  
This is just sickening.

He just should have said that he WILL investigate...and capture a random black guy.


/dear God. I've been spending too much time on Fark. I just wrote that as "should of"
//will get attacked by a certain Fizix person
 
2014-08-03 09:18:21 PM  
"Was that a bad thing? Should I have not done that?"
 
2014-08-03 09:27:26 PM  
This is the natural course when we only allow the dumbest people to be law enforcement officials
 
2014-08-03 09:34:28 PM  
And LEOs wonder why the public have suspicions about trusting them to enforce the law . . .

They need to get rid of the bad ones.
 
2014-08-03 09:48:50 PM  
Investigators with the Texas Rangers have been looking into accusations against the Sheriff for about a month.

www.legendsofamerica.com
 
2014-08-03 09:48:53 PM  

Richard Roma: So is there such a thing as a non-terroristic threat anymore?


Yes. And there was a category of terroristic threat before 9-11.  If you just tell someone "I am going to hit you" that is a threat.  But if you do so to prevent them from doing something legal or to make them do do something they wouldn't normally do, that's a terroristic threat.  So telling someone "I am going to hit you if you walk away from me" or "give me your keys or I will hit you" are terroristic threats.  They are not treated as terrorism, but are slightly more egregious crimes because the threat is being used to influence behavior, like terrorism is meant to influence behavior.  The "istic" part means "similar to" not "is equal to".  I was on a grand jury where that was a charge.  We asked.  We got basically the above.  I think it knocked the charge up one or two misdemeanor levels.  I imagine the charge was made to bump the punishment up when you used bullying to coerce behavior (like threatening violence to get someone to get in a car against their will or some such) and the name was devised well before terrorism became the buzzword to end all buzzwords in law enforcement.  If the charge was enacted today, it would probably have gotten a name like "coercive threat" to avoid the confusion, but changing terminology isn't a high priority more most legislatures.
 
2014-08-03 09:51:24 PM  

Solty Dog: A Texan with a gun is like a Floridian with an idea.


Or like a mule with a spinning wheel- nobody knows how he got it, and danged if he knows how to use it!
 
2014-08-03 10:00:22 PM  

phalamir: Richard Roma: So is there such a thing as a non-terroristic threat anymore?

Yes. And there was a category of terroristic threat before 9-11.  If you just tell someone "I am going to hit you" that is a threat.  But if you do so to prevent them from doing something legal or to make them do do something they wouldn't normally do, that's a terroristic threat.  So telling someone "I am going to hit you if you walk away from me" or "give me your keys or I will hit you" are terroristic threats.  They are not treated as terrorism, but are slightly more egregious crimes because the threat is being used to influence behavior, like terrorism is meant to influence behavior.  The "istic" part means "similar to" not "is equal to".  I was on a grand jury where that was a charge.  We asked.  We got basically the above.  I think it knocked the charge up one or two misdemeanor levels.  I imagine the charge was made to bump the punishment up when you used bullying to coerce behavior (like threatening violence to get someone to get in a car against their will or some such) and the name was devised well before terrorism became the buzzword to end all buzzwords in law enforcement.  If the charge was enacted today, it would probably have gotten a name like "coercive threat" to avoid the confusion, but changing terminology isn't a high priority more most legislatures.


Interesting. I learned something today :)
 
2014-08-03 10:05:50 PM  
"Grand jury proceedings are secret, so we have no way of knowing what influenced that decision, or threatening to shoot them and not investigate the shootings."


Anyone else notice the, "And that's all I have to say about that" in the video?  Is that a saying outside of the world of Forrest Gump?
 
2014-08-03 10:24:12 PM  

DocTravesty: Solty Dog: A Texan with a gun is like a Floridian with an idea.

Or like a mule with a spinning wheel- nobody knows how he got it, and danged if he knows how to use it!


Hee Hee.  Mule.
 
2014-08-03 10:27:38 PM  
Welcome home, Sheriff.
 
2014-08-03 10:45:14 PM  
I'm so, so glad to be out of southeast Texas.
 
2014-08-03 10:46:19 PM  
Translation: When a Sheriff's Department is strapped for cash, the cost of bullets would throw the budget into the red. There would be no money to investigate.

On second thought, probably a very bad example.
 
2014-08-03 10:47:18 PM  
Bad piggy!

img2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-08-03 10:56:31 PM  
Hey, send him up here tp Dallas County. We could use a sheriff with those kind of balls.
 
2014-08-03 11:22:25 PM  

CruJones: The distinction between hyperbole and threats has been lost


This. I don't agree with this is whole "terroristic threats" nonsense but I will say that it's nice to see one of these hypocrites hoisted on their own petard.
 
2014-08-03 11:29:28 PM  

wambu: And LEOs wonder why the public have suspicions about trusting them to enforce the law . . .

They need to get rid of the bad ones.


You mean this county sheriff that was directly elected by the people of his county? Perhaps the public shouldn't be electing people they don't trust.

And this isn't like they don't know the guy; the population of the county is 14,000.
 
2014-08-03 11:53:42 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: Our sources say that the sheriff threatened to shoot them all and then not investigate the crime

So.. standard procedure, yes?  A week's paid vacation, surely.

You must respect his authority in any case.

/unless of course he's not in the "police union"


Well, there's really no need to investigate, amirite? I mean, he knows who did it, so why waste police resources looking into the crime?
 
2014-08-03 11:58:16 PM  
Not sure whether to make "protecting and serving" snarky comment or "responsible gun owner" snarky comment.
 
2014-08-04 01:49:17 PM  
This guy sounds like he knows how to get stuff done.

I'd vote for him.
 
2014-08-04 02:03:23 PM  
Jebus what a farking lunatic.
 
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