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Pushing back against a creeping police state.

If you’ve been listening to various police agencies and their supporters, then you know what the future holds: anarchy is coming — and it’s all the fault of activists.

In May, a Wall Street Journal op-ed warned of a “new nationwide crime wave” thanks to “intense agitation against American police departments” over the previous year. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie went further. Talking recently with the host of CBS’s Face the Nation, the Republican presidential hopeful asserted that the Black Lives Matter movement wasn’t about reform but something far more sinister. “They’ve been chanting in the streets for the murder of police officers,” he insisted. Even the nation’s top cop, FBI Director James Comey, weighed in at the University of Chicago Law School, speaking of “a chill wind that has blown through American law enforcement over the last year.”

According to these figures and others like them, lawlessness has been sweeping the nation as the so-called Ferguson effect spreads. Criminals have been emboldened as police officers are forced to think twice about doing their jobs for fear of the infamy of starring in the next viral video. The police have supposedly become the targets of assassins intoxicated by “anti-cop rhetoric,” just as departments are being stripped of the kind of high-powered equipment they need to protect officers and communities. Even their funding streams have, it’s claimed, come under attack as anti-cop bias has infected Washington, D.C. Senator Ted Cruz caught the spirit of that critique byconvening a Senate subcommittee hearing to which he gave the title, “The War on Police: How the Federal Government Undermines State and Local Law Enforcement.” According to him, the federal government, including the president and attorney general, has been vilifying the police, who are now being treated as if they, not the criminals, were the enemy.

Beyond the storm of commentary and criticism, however, quite a different reality presents itself. In the simplest terms, there is no war on the police. Violent attacks against police officers remain at historic lows, even though approximately 1,000 people have been killed by the police this year nationwide. In just the past few weeks, videos have been released of problematic fatal police shootings in San Francisco and Chicago.

While it’s too soon to tell whether there has been an uptick in violent crime in the post-Ferguson period, no evidence connects any possible increase to the phenomenon of police violence being exposed to the nation. What is taking place and what the police and their supporters are largely reacting to is a modest push for sensible law enforcement reforms from groups as diverse asCampaign Zero, Koch Industries, the Cato Institute, The Leadership Conference, and the ACLU (my employer). Unfortunately, as the rhetoric ratchets up, many police agencies and organizations are increasingly resistant to any reforms, forgetting whom they serve and ignoring constitutional limits on what they can do.

Indeed, a closer look at law enforcement arguments against commonsense reforms like independently investigating police violence, demilitarizing police forces, or ending “for-profit policing” reveals a striking disregard for concerns of just about any sort when it comes to brutality and abuse. What this “debate” has revealed, in fact, is a mainstream policing mindset ready to manufacture fear without evidence and promote the belief that American civil rights and liberties are actually an impediment to public safety. In the end, such law enforcement arguments subvert the very idea that the police are there to serve the community and should be under civilian control.

And that, when you come right down to it, is the logic of the police state.

Due Process Plus

It’s no mystery why so few police officers are investigated and prosecuted for using excessive force and violating someone’s rights. “Local prosecutors rely on local police departments to gather the evidence and testimony they need to successfully prosecute criminals,” according to Campaign Zero . “This makes it hard for them to investigate and prosecute the same police officers in cases of police violence.”

Since 2005, according to an analysis by theWashington Post and Bowling Green State University, only 54 officers have been prosecuted nationwide, despite the thousands of fatal shootings by police. As Philip M. Stinson, a criminologist at Bowling Green, puts it, “To charge an officer in a fatal shooting, it takes something so egregious, so over the top that it cannot be explained in any rational way. It also has to be a case that prosecutors are willing to hang their reputation on.”

For many in law enforcement, however, none of this should concern any of us. When New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order appointing a special prosecutor to investigate police killings, for instance, Patrick Lynch, president of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, insisted: “Given the many levels of oversight that already exist, both internally in the NYPD [New York Police Department] and externally in many forms, the appointment of a special prosecutor is unnecessary.” Even before Cuomo’s decision, the chairman of New York’s District Attorneys Association calledplans to appoint a special prosecutor for police killings “deeply insulting.”

Such pushback against the very idea of independently investigating police actions has, post-Ferguson, become everyday fare, and some law enforcement leaders have staked out a position significantly beyond that. The police, they clearly believe, should get special treatment.

“By virtue of our dangerous vocation, we should expect to receive the benefit of the doubt in controversial incidents,” wrote Ed Mullins, the president of New York City’s Sergeants Benevolent Association, in the organization’s magazine, Frontline. As if to drive home the point, its cover depicts Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn Mosby under the ominous headline “The Wolf That Lurks.” In May, Mosby had announced indictments of six officers in the case of Freddie Gray, who died in Baltimore police custody the previous month. The message being sent to a prosecutor willing to indict cops was hardly subtle: you’re a traitor.

Mullins put forward a legal standard for officers accused of wrongdoing that he would never support for the average citizen — and in a situation in which cops already get what former federal prosecutor Laurie Levenson calls “a super presumption of innocence.” In addition, police unions in many states have aggressively pushed for their own bills of rights, which make it nearly impossible for police officers to be fired, much less charged with crimes when they violate an individual’s civil rights and liberties.

In 14 states, versions of a Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights (LEOBR) have already been passed, while in 11 others they are under consideration. These provide an “extra layer of due process” in cases of alleged police misconduct, according to Samuel Walker, an expert on police accountability. In many of the states without a LEOBR, the Marshall Project has discovered, police unions have directly negotiated the same rights and privileges with state governments.

LEOBRs are, in fact, amazingly un-American documents in the protectionsthey afford officers accused of misconduct during internal investigations, rights that those officers are never required to extend to their suspects. Though the specific language of these laws varies from state to state, notesMike Riggs in Reason, they are remarkably similar in their special considerations for the police.

“Unlike a member of the public, the officer gets a ‘cooling off’ period before he has to respond to any questions. Unlike a member of the public, the officer under investigation is privy to the names of his complainants and their testimony against him before he is ever interrogated. Unlike a member of the public, the officer under investigation is to be interrogated ‘at a reasonable hour,’ with a union member present. Unlike a member of the public, the officer can only be questioned by one person during his interrogation. Unlike a member of the public, the officer can be interrogated only ‘for reasonable periods,’ which ‘shall be timed to allow for such personal necessities and rest periods as are reasonably necessary.’ Unlike a member of the public, the officer under investigation cannot be ‘threatened with disciplinary action’ at any point during his interrogation. If he is threatened with punishment, whatever he says following the threat cannot be used against him.”

The Marshall Project refers to these laws as the “Blue Shield” and “the original Bill of Rights with an upgrade.’’ Police associations, naturally, don’t agree. “All this does is provide a very basic level of constitutional protections for our officers, so that they can make statements that will stand up later in court,” says Vince Canales, the president of Maryland’s Fraternal Order of Police.

Put another way, there are two kinds of due process in America — one for cops and another for the rest of us. This is the reason why the Black Lives Matter movement and other civil rights and civil liberties organizations regularly call on states to create a special prosecutor’s office to launch independent investigations when police seriously injure or kill someone.

The Demilitarized Blues

Since Americans first took in those images from Ferguson of police units outfitted like soldiers, riding in military vehicles, and pointing assault rifles at protesters, the militarization of the police and the way the Pentagon has been supplying them with equipment directly off this country’s distant battlefields have been top concerns for police reformers. In May, the Obama administration suggested modest changes to the Pentagon’s 1033 program, which, since 1990, has been redistributing weaponry and equipment to police departments nationwide — urban, suburban, and rural — in the name of fighting the war on drugs and protecting Americans from terrorism.

Even the idea that the police shouldn’t sport the look of an occupying army in local communities has, however, been met with fierce resistance. Read, for example, the online petition started by the National Sheriffs’ Association and you could be excused for thinking that the Obama administration was aggressively moving to stop the flow of military-grade equipment to local and state police agencies. (It isn’t.) The message that tops the petition is as simple as it is misleading: “Don’t strip law enforcement of the gear they need to keep us safe.”

The Obama administration has done no such thing. In May, the presidentannounced that he was prohibiting certain military-grade equipment from being transferred to state and local law enforcement. “Some equipment made for the battlefield is not appropriate for local police departments,” he said. The list included tracked armored vehicles (essentially tanks), bayonets, grenade launchers, camouflage uniforms, and guns and ammo of .50 caliber or higher. In reality, what use could a local police department have for bayonets, grenade launchers, or the kinds of bullets that resemble small missiles, pierce armor, and can blow people’s limbs off?

Yet the sheriffs’ association has no problem complaining that “the White House announced the government would no longer provide equipment like helicopters and MRAPs [mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicles] to local law enforcement.” And it’s not even true. Police departments can still obtain both helicopters and MRAPs if they establish community policing practices, institute training protocols, and get community approval before the equipment transfer occurs.

“Helicopters rescue runaways and natural disaster victims,” the sheriff’s association adds gravely, “and MRAPs are used to respond to shooters who barricade themselves in neighborhoods and are one of the few vehicles able to navigate hurricane, snowstorm, and tornado-strewn areas to save survivors.”

As with our wars abroad, think mission creep at home. A program started to wage the war on drugs, and strengthened after 9/11, is now being justified on the grounds that certain equipment is useful during disasters or emergencies. In reality, the police have clearly become hooked on a militarized look. Many departments are ever more attached to their weapons of war and evidently don’t mind the appearance of being an occupying force in their communities, which leaves groups like the sheriffs’ association fighting fiercely for a militarized future.

Legal Plunder

In July, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Arizona suedlaw enforcement in Pinal County, Arizona, on behalf of Rhonda Cox. Two years before, her son had stolen some truck accessories and, without her knowledge, fitted them on her truck. When the county sheriff’s department arrested him, it also seized the truck.

Arriving on the scene of her son’s arrest, Cox asked a deputy about getting her truck back. No way, he told her. After she protested, explaining that she had nothing to do with her son’s alleged crimes, he responded “too bad.” Under Arizona law, the truck could indeed be taken into custody and kept or sold off by the sheriff’s department even though she was never charged with a crime. It was guilty even if she wasn’t.

Welcome to America’s civil asset forfeiture laws, another product of law enforcement’s failed war on drugs, updated for the twenty-first century. Originally designed to deprive suspected real-life Scarfaces of the spoils of their illicit trade — houses, cars, boats — it now regularly deprives people unconnected to the war on drugs of their property without due process of law and in violation of the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments. Not surprisingly, corruption follows.

Federal and state law enforcement can now often keep property seized or sell it and retain a portion of the revenue generated. Some of this, in turn, can be repurposed and distributed as bonuses in police and other law enforcement departments. The only way the dispossessed stand a chance of getting such “forfeited” property back is if they are willing to take on the government in a process where the deck is stacked against them.

In such cases, for instance, property owners have no right to an attorney to defend them, which means that they must either pony up additional cash for a lawyer or contest the seizure themselves in court. “It is an upside-down world where,” says the libertarian Institute for Justice, “the government holds all the cards and has the financial incentive to play them to the hilt.”

In this century, civil asset forfeiture has mutated into what’s now called “for-profit policing” in which police departments and state and federal law enforcement agencies indiscriminately seize the property of citizens who aren’t drug kingpins. Sometimes, for instance, distinctly ordinary citizenssuspected of driving drunk or soliciting prostitutes get their cars confiscated. Sometimes they simply get cash taken from them on suspicion of low-level drug dealing.

Like most criminal justice issues, race matters in civil asset forfeiture. This summer, the ACLU of Pennsylvania issued a report, Guilty Property, documenting how the Philadelphia Police Department and district attorney’s office abused state civil asset forfeiture by taking at least $1 million from innocent people within the city limits. Approximately 70% of the time, those people were black, even though the city’s population is almost evenly dividedbetween whites and African-Americans.

Currently, only one state, New Mexico, has done away with civil asset forfeiture entirely, while also severely restricting state and local law enforcement from profiting off similar national laws when they work with the feds. (The police in Albuquerque are, however, actively defying the new law, demonstrating yet again the way in which police departments believe the rules don’t apply to them.) That no other state has done so is hardly surprising. Police departments have become so reliant on civil asset forfeiture to pad their budgets and acquire “little goodies” that reforming, much less repealing, such laws are a tough sell.

As with militarization, when police defend such policies, you sense their urgent desire to maintain what many of them now clearly think of as police rights. In August, for instance, Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu sent afundraising email to his supporters using the imagined peril of the ACLU lawsuit as clickbait. In justifying civil forfeiture, he failed to mention that a huge portion of the money goes to enrich his own department, but praised the program in this fashion:

“[O]ver the past seven years, the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office has donated $1.2 million of seized criminal money to support youth programs like the Boys & Girls Clubs, Boy Scouts, YMCA, high school graduation night lock-in events, youth sports as well as veterans groups, local food banks, victims assistance programs, and Home of Home in Casa Grande.”

Under this logic, police officers can steal from people who haven’t even been charged with a crime as long as they share the wealth with community organizations — though, in fact, neither in Pinal County or elsewhere is that where most of the confiscated loot appears to go. Think of this as the development of a culture of thievery masquerading as Robin Hood in blue.

Contempt for Civilian Control

Post-Ferguson developments in policing are essentially a struggle over whether the police deserve special treatment and exceptions from the rules the rest of us must follow. For too long, they have avoided accountability for brutal misconduct, while in this century arming themselves for war on America’s streets and misusing laws to profit off the public trust, largely in secret. The events of the past two years have offered graphic evidence that police culture is dysfunctional and in need of a democratic reformation.

There are, of course, still examples of law enforcement leaders who see the police as part of American society, not exempt from it. But even then, the reformers face stiff resistance from the law enforcement communities they lead. In Minneapolis, for instance, Police Chief Janeé Harteau attempted to have state investigators look into incidents when her officers seriously hurt or killed someone in the line of duty. Police union opposition killed her plan. In Philadelphia, Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey ordered his department to publicly release the names of officers involved in shootings within 72 hours of any incident. The city’s police union promptly challenged his policy, while the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed a bill in November to stop the release of the names of officers who fire their weapon or use force when on the job unless criminal charges are filed. Not surprisingly, three powerful police unions in the state supported the legislation.

In the present atmosphere, many in the law enforcement community see the Harteaus and Ramseys of their profession as figures who don’t speak for them, and groups or individuals wanting even the most modest of police reforms as so many police haters. As former New York Police Department Commissioner Howard Safir told Fox News in May, “Similar to athletes on the playing field, sometimes it’s difficult to tune out the boos from the no-talents sipping their drinks, sitting comfortably in their seats. It’s demoralizing to read about the misguided anti-cop gibberish spewing from those who take their freedoms for granted.”

The disdain in such imagery, increasingly common in the world of policing, is striking. It smacks of a police-state, bunker mentality that sees democratic values and just about any limits on the power of law enforcement as threats. In other words, the Safirs want the public — particularly in communities of color and poor neighborhoods — to shut up and do as it’s told when a police officer says so. If the cops give the orders, compliance — so this line of thinking goes — isn’t optional, no matter how egregious the misconduct or how sensible the reforms. Obey or else.

The post-Ferguson public clamor demanding better policing continues to get louder, and yet too many police departments have this to say in response: Welcome to Cop Land. We make the rules around here.

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Miami Gardens Police Arrest Store Employee 62 Times For Trespassing At His Place Of Employment | Techdirt

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Miami Gardens Police Arrest Store Employee 62 Times For Trespassing At His Place Of Employment

from the insanity-defined dept

The city of Miami has no “stop and frisk” program, but you’d be forgiven for assuming it does after hearing this amazing (in all the wrong ways) story.

Earl Sampson has been stopped and questioned by Miami Gardens police 258 times in four years.

He’s been searched more than 100 times. And arrested and jailed 56 times.

Despite his long rap sheet, Sampson, 28, has never been convicted of anything more serious than possession of marijuana.

Miami Gardens police have arrested Sampson 62 times for one offense: trespassing.

Almost every citation was issued at the same place: the 207 Quickstop, a convenience store on 207th Street in Miami Gardens.

FDLE records show that Sampson was stopped at least once a week for the past four years, and sometimes several times a week and even as many as three times in one day. The stops are often conducted by the same police officers, who have arrested him time and time again.

The problem here isn’t just the endless harassment of one resident who doesn’t seem to be a threat to anyone. The problem here is the fact that Sampson works for the 207 Quickstop. It’s pretty hard to “trespass” on property when you have the explicit permission to be there. It would be shady enough if the cops were just picking up Sampson every time he visited the store, but they’ve been patting him down, questioning him and sometimes arresting him for trespassing during his shifts.

One video, recorded on June 26, 2012, shows Sampson, clearly stocking coolers, being interrupted by MGPD Sgt. William Dunaske, who orders him to put his hands behind his back, and then handcuffs him, leads him out of the store and takes him to jail for trespassing.

Another video posted at the Miami Herald website shows Sampson being arrested for trespassing when he returns to the store after taking out the trash. (That arrest report says Sampson was “loitering” outside the store, but the video clearly shows he left, threw trash in the container, and went back in followed by the police officer who arrested him.)

Sampson’s not the only one being harassed by the MGPD, although he is the main concern of the owner of the 207 Quickstop, Alex Saleh. Saleh fought back, though, installing 15 cameras to catch the endless harassment of Sampson and customers of his store.

The videos show, among other things, cops stopping citizens, questioning them, aggressively searching them and arresting them for trespassing when they have permission to be on the premises; officers conducting searches of Saleh’s business without search warrants or permission; using what appears to be excessive force on subjects who are clearly not resisting arrest and filing inaccurate police reports in connection with the arrests.

Saleh pins this invasion by Miami Gardens PD on his unfortunate decision to mark his store as part of the PD’s “zero tolerance zone.”

Almost immediately after Saleh put the “zero-tolerance” sign in his window, he regretted it.

Miami Gardens police officers, he said, began stopping his patrons regularly, citing them for minor infractions such as trespassing, or having an open container of alcohol. The officers, he said, would then pat them down or stick their hands in citizens’ pockets. But what bothered Saleh the most was the emboldened behavior of the officers who came into his store unannounced, searched his store without his permission and then hauled his employees away in the middle of their shifts.

The “zero tolerance zone” turns over a whole lot of power to the Miami Gardens PD. Here’s part of the description from the MGPD’s website (which hasn’t been updated in more than 5 years…).

This simple program asks local business owners to complete a simple affidavit, and post a sign on their properties, which allows MGPD officers to act on behalf of the business owners in their absence. The program also gives MGPD officers the authority to direct unauthorized personnel to leave private property or risk enforcement action from the officers…

This program is designed to reduce the number of individuals who are sometimes seen trespassing and loitering on private property without legitimate business.

This would explain all the “trespassing” charges. The affidavit gives the MGPD permission to patrol the store and surrounding area and make arrests/question citizens as officers see fit. This lowers the bar for police officers, removing anything resembling probable cause or reasonable suspicion.

But even as limitless as this is, the MGPD went even further when “patrolling” the 207 Quickstop. You’ll note that the agreement gives the PD permission to act on behalf of business owners “in their absence.” Saleh was present for a great many of these “interactions.” Not only that, but the officers’ idea of acting on Saleh’s “behalf” was to harass and arrest many of his customers, which is a strange way of construing this relationship. Stores need customers to purchase their goods, something that occurs less frequently when the patrons are being detained, questioned or arrested.

Saleh regretted this decision after seeing what “zero tolerance” (as applied by the MGPD) actually entailed. But Miami Gardens PD doesn’t take “no” for answer.

He finally told them he no longer wanted to participate in the program and removed the sign.

The officers, however, continued their surveillance of his store over his objections. The officers even put the sign back on his store against his wishes, he said.

Things got worse when Saleh took copies of his video to MGPD Internal Affairs.

One evening, shortly after he had complained a second time, a squadron of six uniformed Miami Gardens police officers marched into the store, he says. They lined up, shoulder to shoulder, their arms crossed in front of them, blocking two grocery aisles.

“Can I help you?” Saleh recalls asking. It was an entire police detail, known as the department’s Rapid Action Deployment (RAD) squad, whom he had come to know from their frequent arrest sweeps. One went to use the restroom, and five of them stood silently for a full 10 minutes. Then they all marched out.

Saleh also details a recent incident where an MGPD officer pulled him over for having a tag light out. By the time it was all done, six officers had arrived on the scene and one searched Saleh’s vehicle without his permission. Saleh’s recordings show him leaving the store that night in his vehicle. His tag lights were working.

As is usually the case in incidents like these, the police department has not offered a comment on this story. Police Chief Matthew Boyd did apparently issue a boilerplate statement about the PD’s “commitment” to “serving and protecting citizens and businesses,” but didn’t address any specific complaints.

Violent crime, particularly murder, has spiked in Miami Gardens in recent months, but this application of “zero tolerance” policies will do very little to bring those numbers down. What it will do, however, is fill activity logs and ledgers that will show the PD is very busy keeping Miami Gardens free of “trespassers” and handing out open container citations. Even if this story hadn’t broken, a few years of skyrocketing arrests and tickets without a corresponding drop in violent crime would have exposed the MGPD’s superficial, shoddy and ultimately unconstitutional efforts.

Saleh’s filing a lawsuit against the city for this non-stop harassment, including warrantless searches of his premises. Not unsurprisingly, the announcement of his litigation has led to a sharp drop in police presence at the 207 Quickstop. Sampson himself hasn’t been arrested since this announcement, either. If the MGPD sincerely believed they were helping curb violent crime by questioning/arresting Sampson and other Quickstop employees and customers, discussion of a lawsuit wouldn’t have deterred those efforts. This withdrawal indicates the cops patrolling Saleh’s store were, to put it most generously, padding arrest numbers. The reality is that they’ve been called out for their harassment of Miami Gardens’ residents and are now making themselves scarce in order to prevent adding to the evidence against them.

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Alleged Human-Alien Hybrid Found Dead — He Stashed 1,200 Firearms, 6,5 Tons of Ammo and $230,000 in Cash

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Just when you think that things couldn’t get any stranger in the world along comes this unusual story which has hit the main news headlines.

An investigation has recently started into the death of a Californian Weapons Hoarder, 60-year-old Jeffrey Alan Lash, whose dead body was found decomposing in a parked up car.

Where this story gets REALLY strange is that his Fiancée truly believed that Lash was some kind of Alien Hybrid, a part-human, part-alien creature, here on earth to protect the Human Race and worked for a Government Secret Agency.

The remains of 60-year-old Jeffrey Alan Lash were discovered last Friday (24th July 2015) in a parked vehicle on Palisades Drive in the Pacific Palisades.

It gets even stranger, when Police search the home of Lash’s fiancée, Catherine Nebron, they found at least 1,200 firearms in the premises, which were valued at over $5 million and weighed more than 6.5 ton.

Just what was Lash preparing to do with all of this weaponry?

Police inspect the cache of weapons found in Jeffrey Alan Lash’s home on 17 July 2015.
Photograph: Linnard Lane/Palisadian Post/EPA

Nash was described by people who were close to him as a bit of a loner/weirdo who didn’t really interact well with people.

But where this story gets really odd is that his Fiancee and her employee, Dawn VadBunker, seem to of been convinced that 60 year old Lash was in fact a human-alien hybrid working undercover on behalf of secret US government agencies.

In fact many of Vadbunkers close associates and even her own Mother became concerned by Vadbunkers state of mind, as she was adamant that Lash was indeed some kind of half Alien like Creature, sent here to protect planet Earth.

Could it be that Lash had sever mental issues and was so convinced about this whole story that he could make others believe it too, or could there be something FAR deeper to all of this intriguing, yet creepy, story?

Otherworldly twist: Dawn VadBunker (pictured), 39, who works for Lash’s fiancee,
believed the man was a part-human, part-alien secret agent.
Both VadBunker and her boss, Catherine Nebron, were there when he died July 4

‘It’s worse than a Twilight Zone movie and we’ve lived through hell,’ Laura VadBunker told KTLA over the phone in reference to the odd case.

It was July 4th in a car park in Santa Monica when Lash collapsed in front of Fiancee and Vadbunker.

Lash apparently had severe breathing issues but REFUSED to be treated by anybody, especially not at a Hospital! Both Lash’s fiancee and Vadbunker tried helping him, but the 60 year old died in front of them.

Rather than contact the police or the hospital Nebron and Vadbunker instead loaded Lash’s body into the boot of their SUV and parked in the 17000 block of Palisades Drive and left for Oregon.

Vadbunker and Nebron believed the CIA would come to collect Lash’s body,
so they did not bother contacting police before they left town and traveled to Oregon

Nebron told her lawyer she did not contact police about Lash’s death because she thought his handlers in the CIA or another intelligence agency would come and pick up his remains. It was not until two weeks had passed that an attorney representing Nebron called police and told them about the decaying corpse.

Both Nebron and Vadbunker were CONVINCED that Lash worked for some secret Agency and felt like they done nothing wrong by not contacting the authorities.

Dawn Vadbunker’s mother reported her missing because the 39-year-old mother of two took off without telling anyone and simply appeared to vanish into the night.

As of Thursday morning, Dawn VadBrunker has not returned from Oregon, but instead she did send her mother a letter apologizing for making her family worry for her.

Mrs VadBunkers believes her daughter may be in the “throes of a mental breakdown” and wants her to come home to her teenage daughters and seek treatment.
“Jeffrey Lash’s cache appeared to be a private collection and that there was no evidence that he was selling the weapons or was a licensed firearms dealer.” Said LAPD Chief Kirk Albanese.
A lot of the guns appeared new and unused and many of the weapons even had price tags on them. It really does seem like this guy was in preparation for ‘something’ but exactly what that something is, is an entirely different question.
‘There are a lot of expensive guns here,’ Chief Albanese told The LA Times.
And as if this story couldn’t get much stranger! Harlan Braun, Nebron’s attorney, said police also seized a number of SUVs modified for use on different types of terrains, including an AMPHIBIOUS vehicle, used to go UNDER water apparently!? $230,000 in cash was also found stashed away.

Among the haul was 6,5 tons of ammunition, but investigators believe it was a private collection – Preparing for war?

Shirley Anderson, who was Lash’s late father’s long term partner, had told the Police that she hadn’t heard from Lash for many years, and that the last time she had seen him he had gone ‘strange’ and distant!

Lash’s Dad was a very successful microbiologist, of which many family members believed that Lash would follow in the same foot steps after enrolling at UCLA in the 1980s to study and become a scientist.

However, he dropped out, and not much is known of his life after that, Anderson said. It would be very interesting to know what Lash was up to in the time he disappeared from the public eye.
‘He was just a loner, as far as we were concerned,’ Anderson said. ‘He just became weird because he changed all of a sudden.’
The family have stated that they knew very little about Lash in his later years and didn’t even know that he had got engaged to somebody.

The only photo of Lash which has been made public

It has been acknowledged by family members that Lash had always had a keen interest in weaponry, however they were not aware of his ridiculous amount of guns that he had in his possession.

Officers confirmed to the media that they need a few trucks to remove all the guns to a safe location.

Commander Andrew Smith confirmed the arsenal included rifles, pistols and shotguns. He told the LA Times:

‘Our truck couldn’t carry it all. We had to go back and make another trip. ‘The cause of his death has not yet been determined but it is not being treated as homicide.

U.I.P SUMMARY – When I first saw this story running around the internet I didn’t pay it an awful lot of attention, it was only when I started seeing this story come up in the mainstream press that I started taking note of these unusual events.

First things first before anybody scoffs at this story, it is important to remember that this story is in fact very TRUE! Mr Lash was found decomposing in his car, with a hidden LARGE stash of weapons and a Fiancée and an employee believing that Mr Lash was a Secret Agent Alien Hybrid, here to defend Planet Earth!

The only part that ‘may’ not be true is whether Mr was actually an Alien Hybrid, his Fiancee certainly believed so! And why was Lash collecting such a HUGE amount of guns and invested heavily in converting cars into underwater type vehicles?!

Could it be that Mr Lash believed this in his own mind, which therefore made it easier to convince others is VERY hard to say, but both his Fiancée and her employee are intelligent individuals which makes you wonder WHAT has been told, or WHAT has been seen!?

Aliens are constantly making the headlines nowadays so it is critically IMPORTANT to keep your eyes and mind open to these types of stories as anything seems possible nowadays!

The Police are investigating Lash to see what his background looked like and whether any of his guns had been involved in any crimes at all! But if it was me personally investigating with the mind-set I have, I would be looking into Lash’s family background, who knows perhaps there is some off ‘gaps’ in their family background – who knows perhaps Lash was some kind of Hybrid, here on earth to help defend the human species…

But sadly we will NEVER know, even if the Police come across some mysteries, they will NOT share any information on whether there is any truth to this story.

Remember the media are designed to manipulate us ALL and are heavily Governed by the Elite. So please keep an open mind on this story. Perhaps ‘they’ want us to see Lash as a crazy person… perhaps this is a way of ‘watering’ down an important life changing story.

Or, perhaps, this is just the mind of a crazy man; either way, it will be interesting to know what made Lash believe that he was an ‘Alien Hybrid Secret Agent.’

By ufointernationalproject

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