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Officials call for probe of
sale of bulletproof vests

Los Angeles Times, by Jack Leonard and Robert Faturechi

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Posted By:earlybird, 2/13/2013 2:38:53 PM

Local officials Tuesday called for investigations into the Los Angeles County Sheriff´s Department funneling hundreds of bulletproof vests to Cambodia through the city of Gardena.(Snip) The announcements Tuesday were prompted by a Times investigation published over the weekend that found that sheriff´s ballistic vests were shipped to Cambodia and not declared to customs officials, as required by federal law. Instead, they were stuffed inside one of a number of patrol cars that the Sheriff´s Department was shipping directly to Cambodia, avoiding the rigorous vetting process the U.S. government requires to prevent body armor from getting into the wrong hands abroad.

Good old Sheriff Baca. Wonder what he was paid for them?


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rakasha, 2/13/2013 2:51:19 PM     (No. 9174454)

Customs agents decided not to seek criminal charges, concluding that there wasn´t enough evidence to show that anyone involved in the transactions knew the relevant export laws.

LOLOLOL!! No, of course not. They used Gardena as a straw buyer and hid the vests in a patrol car because... um, because... uh... give me a minute.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 2/13/2013 2:54:50 PM     (No. 9174464)

Since the govn wants to take our guns, perhaps they should provide all 300 million of us with mandatory bulletproof vests so we have a fighting change against the criminal element......./s

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Reply 3 - Posted by: kOok, 2/13/2013 3:11:08 PM     (No. 9174484)

Just tell the IRS ´I didn´t know the law´ when it comes tax time. See how far that gets you. Why is ignorance of the law a reason not to prosecute in this case? Could it be that they don´t want to prosecute ´their own´, but will come down hard on a ´civilian´?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Persecutor2, 2/13/2013 3:18:39 PM     (No. 9174501)

I seem to recall an old saying about "ignorance of the law"--Oh, yeah, it was "ignorance of the law is no excuse", that´s what it was! Guess what, that is the actual legal doctrine--except, of course, when it isn´t. But not to worry, as in the case of semi-automatic firearms, only the police and military are to be trusted with bulletproof vests, right?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Rafter, 2/13/2013 3:35:40 PM     (No. 9174535)

This issue and investigation has dragged on for more than ten years?

The people involved seem a little slow...
in more ways than one.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: 4Justice, 2/13/2013 3:41:28 PM     (No. 9174543)

The government doesn´t want the citizens to be able to protect themselves or even stay safe from harm. I am just so sick of the tyrants who have taken over and our citizens who have allowed it to happen. I am sick of people in general. People could have stopped this whole mess from happening in the first place if they had stopped the infiltration of the communists into our school systems and institutions. They could have fought against all of this long ago if people had been alert and not so complacent. But people are lazy. They don´t want to fight or they give up too easily. They figure that it isn´t worth it or it´s too much trouble. I am starting to have nothing but contempt for the bulk of humanity.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Mushroom, 2/13/2013 3:53:00 PM     (No. 9174569)

I was under the impression that we mere mortals weren´t allowed to buy bullet ´proof´ vests.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: enuf8, 2/13/2013 3:58:18 PM     (No. 9174575)

Plays right along with the "why" two women were shot and truck riddled with bullets without verifying the make, model and color of the pickup delivering papers or that the two women did not look like a Chris Bonner. Plays right along with why they were told to stand down when the cabin he supposedly was in and let it burn to the ground--------Cover-up for something!
LAPD was jury, judge and executioner. DOJ wants all Gitmo inmates to have a "fair" trial--for the citizens of the US - forgetaboutit.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: blunderbuss, 2/13/2013 5:18:15 PM     (No. 9174708)

So if we do something like that its jail time. But if the LAPD does something like that its...aaaa ooooo kayyyyy

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Reply 10 - Posted by: civilservant, 2/13/2013 6:22:22 PM     (No. 9174809)

#8, by no means am I defending the LAPD-other side of the Country, know nothing about them other than Rodney King(shoulda beat his butt harder, says this Trenton boy) but it was the San Bernadino Sheriff´s office in charge of the ´accidental´ fire, if the reports are to be believed. That would fit the geographic location better too, I think. Again, just from maps and reports.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: drkillj0y, 2/14/2013 2:14:16 PM     (No. 9176440)

Exporting restricted articles to a Communist country without a license.
Failure to declare restricted articles in shipment exported to a Communist country.
Smuggling of restricted articles.

What happened to ´not knowing the law isn´t a valid excuse´ ??

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