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Ronald Ritchie, Walmart Shooting 9-1-1 Caller. Called-Out.

Ronald-Ritchie-615x345Ronald Ritchie’s (Pictured) anti-gun ignorance resulted in the death of John Crawford (also not the brightest bulb) at an Ohio Walmart in early August.

Over at The Dana Show. 

Looking at the video, its plain – Crawford did not point the “gun” at anyone, no less at any children.  He was not acting aggressively.  He was fiddling around with a toy and got blown away by cops with a shoot first mentality – a state of mind fed to them by Ritchie.

Law Enforcement’s dramatic response:


No indictment for the officers, but clearly Ritchie “should be” culpable.  Whether he will be held to account, not sure.  But unless I am missing something, all Crawford appeared to do in the video is “threaten” a bag of kibble in the pet-food isle.

“Crawford was speaking on the phone in the Walmert (sic) to LeeCee Johnson, the woman who is the mother of Crawford’s two children. She later described hearing Crawford tell officers, “it’s not real,” immediately before the shooting began. A grand jury last week decided that the officers would not be indicted in the Walmart shooting death of John Crawford III.”

Ritchie’s interview with law-enforcement here,

Note where he says:

– He’s “absolutely” familiar with firarms.  Really?  Well, during the interview Ritchie submits that he was “right next to” Crawford.  Military experience?  Are you sure?  And you don’t know enough from your experience to ascertain that Crawford was carrying a toy?

–  Later, he at least implies that he knew this toy was out of its packaging.

–  He says that he thought the situation was getting “serious.”  Yes.  Was that before or after the surveillance tapes show Crawford in the pet-food isle, on the phone, laughing?

And finally, “if you’re dumb enough to point any kind of weapon at a police officer you get what’s coming to you.”  Hmm.  How about, “If you’re dumb enough to call police when you should know, Mr. “Absolute Military Absolutely”, the difference between a weapon and a toy, you get whats coming, to you.”

And of course, he changes his story. 

He can’t stop himself, apparently.

I think the best thing he can do, at this point, is Shhh.

The same advice holds true for media outlets and reporters.  I hope he keeps on talkin’.



More Shh, and No Still Means No.


Brought to you not because its “fun” to be “disobedient”, or to “antagonize” law enforcement…. 

…but because the basis to refuse to answer questions posed by law enforcement is grounded on long-standing constitutional principles, which sadly, many today do not know.

Understand though, that the above video depicts exchanges at inland checkpoints, not ports of entry.  The latter being a very different place.

Disclaimer; I failed Con-law 101 the first time I took it, long ago.

Very good educational resources, brought to you by Hillsdale College. 

And, if you like to Read. 

Cop Flips his Top.

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Over at The Gun Feed.

In Florida, you have to stop, provide your id, and registration.  They cannot keep you for more than a few minutes – there was, I believe, a “three minute” rule, but in any event, your detainment (yes, you are being detained) can be only for a minimal period of time.  Other than that, you don’t have to answer other questions. If you choose to refuse to answer questions they legally cannot ask, than yes, its a really good idea to have a record.  Though that is problematic too – see:   “I know the law better than you, believe me.”   Many times officers do not know the law, or apply their own interpretation.  As well, they are allowed to lie.

Of course, they are looking for probable cause that you broke the law – primarily that you are impaired.

Things they look for:

  • –  The smell of alcohol or drugs.
  • –  Open alcohol containers.
  • –  Erratic movements, fumbling around for your id, etc.
  • –  Slurred, slow or pressured speech.
  • –  Admissions.  As stated, you generally should not talk to law enforcement.  Ever.
  • –  Sloppy appearance.
  • –  Glossy eyes.

Obvious Tips:

  • –  Slow down and drive normally until you are actually stopped – you may not be stopped, rather, you might be waived through.
  • –  Always wear your seat belt.
  • –  Be polite.
  • –  Be prepared.  Have your license and registration in an easily accessible place – know exactly where they are.  Rummaging your glove box gives law enforcement an opportunity to see whats in there too.
  • –  Do not speak with the officers unless they speak with you.
  • –  You may be asked if they can search your car.  Repeat after me: Never agree.  Ever.
  • –  If you are arrested, understand that you may be recorded while in custody.  Do not say anything.  Refuse to be questioned.  Keep quiet.  Assert your right to an attorney.
  • –  And I’ll say it again, especially if detained – Shut it.
  • –  Don’t drink and drive.  Duh.
  • –  And finally –