Pike and Monroe County Residents: Has the PSP Violated Your Rights? Contact Us Today

Today, it was reported by My Fox Philly that “heavily armed” Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) Troopers “guarded an entrance into a neighborhood or area where they believe 31-year-old suspected cop killer Eric Frein may be hiding” and were “checking every vehicle leaving,” without any warrants or probable cause. In further violation of these individuals’ rights, the article declares that ” [l]ocal residents still have not been able to get back into their homes since last night, with some sleeping in shelters, others in their cars.”

If you are a resident of Pike or Monroe County and had your rights violated by the PSP, either by unlawfully evicting your from your home or searching your vehicle without a warrant, please contact us to discuss your legal options.

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202 responses to “Pike and Monroe County Residents: Has the PSP Violated Your Rights? Contact Us Today

  1. Wesley D. Pennypacker Sr.

    The America that we all know and love is gone we are now in a communistic controlled society. May God have mercy on her souls.

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    • Nicholas Santoro

      I hope Frein shows up in each of your respective backyards. Will you invite him in for coffee? Will you shelter him and protect him? Will the PSP be the demons then? Honestly, what the f**k is wrong with some of you? Are you that angry over a speeding ticket or some other sh*tty encounter you had with a cop that all sense of human decency and civility is just out the window? Wtf man….. My doctor charges me too much for appointments….doesn’t mean I hate doctors or have disdain for the entire profession

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      • Kevin

        My family and I do not need our rights and home violated by the PSP when we are fully and 100% capable of defending our own home and land. Never will we ever rely on somebody else to defend our home and property. If this maniac showed up in my back yard, I will be happy to call the police (like I am required to do by law) ONCE I am finished successfully defending it.

        And I do not hate police in the slightest. I have very good family and friends that are in law enforcement.

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      • Stephen

        There are truths in everyone’s posts. Police in general are honorable public servants. However, they do tend to go overboard at times. Remember the Boston Marathon bombings? Forcing people out of their homes with weapons aimed at them! No one is faulting the police for trying to protect us. Keeping people out of their homes AFTER being checked is not right. Allowing law enforcement in the name of safety to stomp on rights is a slippery slope. Perhaps the law firm could have waited until this was over and then they would have been perceived to be less insensitive. Just because violating our rights (forcing searches and keeping one from going home) may be seen as minor infractions, ANY violations of our rights is important to identify and stop. What if the PSP, (and this is just an example, not an accusation), thought someone knew where the alleged gunman was and beat the truth from that person? All violations of rights, however seemingly minor, is important. From Ben Franklin…”Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety…”

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      • no but people are tired of being harassed by police for nothing violating peoples rights and all is just not right… i guess youd be into a police state also and people deserve to be in their homes and not searched nobody is gonna drive that guy out of the area anyways he is long gone

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      • Amber Geary

        I’d get him some clothes food and a ticket to the Dominican Republic where there is no extradition and the dead cop is no hero I know him from when I got hit by a truck in my front yard and having dealt with PSP before I would not allow him inside. He opened the door anyway when I shut it and walked away letting all three of my dogs out one of which I have never seen again. So yes I would help him all I could and justice for all.

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      • we have rights that should not be violated for any reason,, because a madman is on the loose is not a good reason……the police/government need a system of checks and balances to keep anyone fromgetting out of hand.(isnt it working well)

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      • I would never call the police. There is no situation so fucked they can’t make it worse.

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    • Jack Crans

      Pray for the PSP…. they serve and protect you ! Forgive the lawyers who have one ambition…. their own pockets !

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    • Mary Kay Torre?

      Seriously????

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    • Kimberly

      Mr. Prince you are a complete ass and people like you are what give lawyers a bad reputation. As the daughter of a retired PA State Trooper I find this COMPLETLEY OFFENSIVE and in very POOR TASTE. How would rights be violated if this nut case was armed and in this vicinity and shot someone & there was no one around. I lived through the Sniper shootings in DC 12 years ago, scared to death and yes, stopped at check points, which actually kept me safe until Lee Boyd Malvo was caught. You disgust me. No compassion for anyone that has ever opened the door to find two State Troopers on the porch telling them their child, father, husband would not be coming home because a lunatic totally lost his marbles and decided he wanted to kill people. Yeah, I’d be really proud of you if you were my dad or my husband. Gross.

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      • Andrew

        Your dad swore an oath to uphold and defend the rights of all that he serves, maybe you should ask him about that. I can understand checkpoints in an area where they are actually searching but they should be focused on the safety of the people in the cars and asking if they are ok and have they seen anything not “open your trunk”

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      • John Fielding

        Sooooooo you have a problem with Josh Prince offering free advice? No one has to hire him. What’s the big deal?

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    • Headless Chickens

      If there are a thousand cops assigned to this search, then a thousand other police duties are being neglected. How much of an undue risk factor does this create for supposed “public safety” in general? If a thousand cops can’t catch this suspect, maybe the cops really are headless chickens playing cowboys and indians. The cops say that they don’t believe the suspect to have any intention of attacking citizens but only cops. The cops also rave about how militarily adept the suspect is with months or even years of planning for this event, and yet he drives his jeep into the pond (maybe a legitimate blunder) but leaves his drivers license and other easily removable evidence behind. Maybe this was all part of his plan along with the sniper diapers stashed in the woods 18 miles away from the pond. The cops haven’t confirmed whether the AK-47 found in the woods is the same AK-47 missing from the dad’s house. Surely an elite sniper would have left all these items behind to be so easily found by the thousand cops who can’t seem to find the suspect in a five square-mile zone. If the suspect is extravagantly staging a suicide by cops stunt, then why isn’t he picking off a few of these thousand headless chickens – just for sport and to keep the game exciting? If he stashed the sniper diapers, surely he would have stashed food and other supplies too. Its hard to determine the highest factor of moronic behavior in this story…the headless chickens…the headhunter…or the gullible citizens who can’t seem to see through this charade of propaganda and realize that they’re the ultimate victims of their conditioned phobia of dying at the hands of a ill-minded criminal as opposed to a million other possibilities for death. Praise the lord for civil rights activists and attorneys who take the public bashing for refusing to throw out the baby with the bathwater.

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  3. Andrew

    only if we consent Wes! Disobey.

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  6. Katherine

    Really- there is a lunatic in the woods with no regard for human life and you are looking to drum up business through lawsuits? You are an opportunist. Maybe to get some face time on TV to justify your hollow pursuits. The PSP are trying to protect the public from a troubled individual. I will make sure I remember your pathetic practice name. Do all of us a favor that are thankful for the police efforts, don’t call any law enforcement if you are ever in need. Just my opinion, but you are a coward as well. Sorry your practice is in the way it is that you have to stir up business over a tragedy.

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    • LawEnforcementSupporter

      Katherine, I DO agree! These attorneys are what is wrong in this country. Scum, making money off of people’s misfortune!

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    • Matthew

      Not calling law enforcement is actually a great idea. If you have had your head stuck in the ground for the past couple of years you might want to look up how likely you are to be killed by a cop – even if you’re innocent. He may be an opportunist, but ask why the opportunity is there… because the police are violating individual’s rights!

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      • Valarie

        You have better odds winning the lottery than being shot by a cop. Every profession has a bad apple or two but I’d be willing to be the next time you are in trouble Matthew you call a cop. Funny how people who hate law enforcement & guns get into a jam and reach out to police officers with guns. You are an idiot Matthew…

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      • Katherine

        Matthew- don’t be so ignorant. There are good and bad in every profession. If you have a profession, you should know that. Maybe if people raise their kids in a responsible way- there wouldn’t be so many scumbags in the world. If you feel your rights are not being honored in this country- you have the right to move to a new one.

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    • Kevin

      Katherine, the point here is the PSP are using this situation to completely disregard our rights. As a father and husband with a beautiful little girl, I can tell you if I was forced out of my home and made to live in a red cross shelter, you bet I would be pressing charges for rights violations. My house is MY house and MY land. I will not be forced out of it. I would not trust the PSP to “defend” me or my family against a mad man. I can defend my own family and house just fine, I do not need the PSP to disregard my rights. Joshua Prince/Prince Law Offices are absolutely prestigious and are not out “to get your money”. Joshua and his firm are one of the last remaining few organizations left fighting for our rights that are constantly being disregarded.

      Did you bother reading the full blogs about the situation the past few days? An excellent point is made; which I will quote below:

      “Just because one of their brethren was murdered does not give them a right to violate YOUR Rights. When is the last time that such a manhunt occurred in relation to the single killing of a non-law enforcement/political person? Yeah, I can’t remember a time either…..”

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      • Katherine

        I am a mother as well Kevin. And as a mother I would take my children wherever to make them safe. I am aware what is going on in the area. This isn’t retribution for a “brother”. This maniac has no regard for human life. What he may have planned next might involve the community. The PSP wants to protect the entire community. This coward has made this community his own personal war zone. Don’t run to a opportunist lawyer to seek money- rather be thankful there are people out there keeping you and your family safe. This man is very dangerous. Stay in your home, but then don’t call the PSP if this man invades your home. This severe MANHUNT is due to how dangerous this loser is.

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      • Kevin

        It is doubtful the maniac in question will do something to affect an entire community at this point. I can tell you from experience though, Joshua Prince is the last thing from an opportunistic lawyer. He is one of the few left that fiercely defends our rights that are constantly violated. He is one of the most honest guys out there.

        If this maniac were to invade my home, the last thing on my mind would be calling the PSP for help. I would call the PSP after successfully defending my own home, which is what you would have to do in a situation like that.

        Our opinions will always differ, although I’m sure we can agree that this maniac should be brought to justice!

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      • Jeff

        You’re right Kevin. Go home and when this guy kills your family because he doesn’t know who you are, the police will just step over you and your family in search of Frein. If you had any sense of protecting your family, you wouldn’t have made such a stupid statement. You are talking about willfully putting your children in harms way because you want to be home. So go home then!

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      • Bob

        Dear God Kevin, how can you be so ignorant? Sorry to have to “put you out” for a while by asking you to help the police and step aside for a little bit. Press charges for rights violations? How about this jackass who killed these people trying to protect your rights? Would you say the same to a veteran? Are they violating you as well? How can you possibly think it is an issue to try and help? These same police officers who RISK THEIR LIVES to protect you and you are pissed they asked you to leave your home? They walk into a dark alley with no idea who or what is there to hurt them. Do you do the same for work? WOULD you do the same for your work? Would you risk your life to protect mine? Answer is most likely no…which is more than fine. But how can you begrudge the person who is willing to do that? Talk to a veteran and get some perspective man, and realize the fact they were actually protected by leaving may be the right thing to do.

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      • Kevin

        Hi Bob, thank you for your comment 🙂

        I am not ignorant at all, especially to my rights, however, I do not like my rights be violated. You Bob are more than welcome to let police into your home if you wish. Not sure where you saw I was pressing charges (I’m not). You stated this man killed people protecting my rights; I’m not aware of a situation where my rights were directly protected by an officer, although that can be debated at different levels. Not sure about the comments about protecting you, my employer, or walking down a dark alley, that is not my job. I know many veterans, not sure how that relates to the situation.

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      • Melissa Henn

        Remember not everyone in that area can defend themselves!!! Like you think you’re so capable of! Move the f…. To Russia you ass!

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      • Greg

        Oh Kevin, guys like you have such BIG BALLS until the guy sticks his AK in your wife’s face. Do you have any idea what it is to have to kill someone. Trust me brother the only thing you will do is pee your pants.

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    • And apparently there are cops with no regard for the rights of the citizens they are supposed to be protecting.

      Sorry, if protecting rights makes it more difficult to catch him- but we have rights for a reason.

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    • Kathleen

      well said, Katherine

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    • pat

      well said, kudos to you

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    • John Fielding

      His practice is doing just fine, thank you very much, because there are people concerned about the balnce between our rights and law enforcement, a balance sadly lacking in many of these comments. If you all ever get in trouble, call a prosecutor. See how that works out for ya.

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  7. Loanpa

    This is the most pathetic thing I have ever read!!!! They are protecting these people from an animal. Rights violated??? Because they are making sure he’s not in one of those cars or they get a lead and act on it and to protect the residents, don’t let them down roads with heavy police presence. What if you were doing this with hardly eating nor sleeping for a full 10 days straight? What if your loved one was shot in that ambush? Would you want a lawsuit filed against the ones “protecting” your loved ones????

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  8. Susan

    Disgusting. What a disgrace you are.

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  9. lyd

    I bet if they didn’t do this and someone was hurt, you’d be offering your services as well.

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  10. Brian Kelly

    You are a fucking scumbag. The police are doing their best to catch a killer while protecting themselves and the public and all you are worried about is trying to make a buck by suing them.

    You are a despicable human being. If you know of a better way to catch this guy and protect the public, I’m sure the police would gladly accept you help since you’re such an expert.

    Scumbag.

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    • Eloquently said. I am adding this firm to my personal ” Do Not Call List “

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    • patrickhenry2nd

      Yeah its so scumming to protect people from being unconstitutional searched and kicked out of their house.

      The only scumbags are the people who are fine giving up their rights for a terrible reason.

      A better way to catch the guy would involve not kicking people out of their houses and not searching them unreasonably. That’s a good place to start.

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      • Dylan

        No one is being kicked out of their house.. If people try to come home while the police are searching for the murderer they are simply sent to the fire house until the police search is over.

        Living in Canadensis i can say Im glad the police are here and making an effort to find this guy and if stopping every car to make sure he isn’t in there is what they have to do, so be it.

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      • Bob

        Right, just let him kill someone else for a lead…then we can pinpoint where he is. Excellent idea. You are about as dumb as the keyboard you used to type your insanity. Amazing that you are able to even figure out how to breath.

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  11. Stefanie Camoni

    this is a disgrace and you should be ashamed to try and turn this into a lawsuit. PSP has been keeping people safe and alive The end.

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    • patrickhenry2nd

      Yes, and they have also been kicking people out of their own houses and searching them illegally. They need to be punished for that. The end.

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      • Katherine

        Kicking people out– really. What intelligence they receive is why thy search and move people to keep them safe. Feel free to stay in your home and please do not call if this moron invades your home. This scum has had nothing but time to plan this and the community is at a high risk from this so called man. Again, if you are against the PSP and state feel free to move. Keep repeating yourself.

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      • John Fielding

        No one is at risk in the community from this man except the police. Get a grip.

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  12. Valarie

    Really? Drumming up business over the slaying of a police officer and the hunt to take a dangerous felon out of the community? You stink. I mean you really really stink!. You are disgusting and in need of mental health treatment. How anyone ambulance chases a situation like this is beyond imagination. I hope you go broke and never get another client ever again. Awful, awful person.

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  13. steph

    The 4th Amendment protects against “UNREASONABLE” searches. Considering there is an armed lunatic, who played too many pretend war games, is on the loose somewhere in that area, it is not unreasonable to conduct searches. It also benefits the citizens of that area, making sure there homes remain safe and secure from this lunatic. It is not unreasonable to assume that he may have help – someone trying to get him out. It is also not unreasonable for anyone to assume that the lunatic climbed into someone’s trunk to get out of there.

    Cops are damned if they do or damned if they don’t because if there was NO police presence there and someone got shot, hurt, killed, you would probably be advertising for lawsuits against police because they didn’t do enough.

    I hope you lose more clients over this than you will gain… just my humble opinon.

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    • patrickhenry2nd

      Actually its quite unreasonable to search everybody when there is no evidence that guy is in a car. Its also quite unreasonable to kick people out of houses.

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      • patrickhenry_is_a_Douche

        There is no reason to suspect that he is not hiding in the car either. I would prefer to have my car searched over having this animal slip by. Do you look through your car when you leave the house. My guess is no. You never know if someone broke into your car and is hiding in the back seat, trunk, or cargo area. Let the police keep the public safe. A five minute inconvenience for me is fine because I know it is keeping my family and neighbors safe!!

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      • Js

        Did you read your statement before you posted it?? If someone is in a trunk. How can you see in it without looking in it? That is the purpose for a ‘search’.

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    • John Fielding

      And humble it is, too.

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  14. Stugots

    I can’t believe some of you people. Where is the outrage when hundreds are killed daily across this country daily? Josh is standing up for our rights, foremost that we may protect ourselves from people like this guy. Go ahead call the police if he enters your home, I bet they will find you dead when they get there 45 min. later.

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    • Kevin

      100% agreed!

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    • Valarie

      I’ll bet they won’t. When they get here they will have the pleasure of removing him from my home in a body bag. I’ll defend my property just fine. But don’t ambulance chase a situation like this. It’s tasteless, and below civility. The guy is a nut and I want the PSP to catch him and hopefully use lethal force to be done with him. He is mentally ill and this event will give him the thirst to try it or something worse again. I’d actually like to see a troop of good ole PA hunters deputized and deployed to track him like an animal. In the meantime, don’t attack the PSP for doing their jobs and caring that an entire community is safe. This lawyer is a creep to capitalize on this situation and nobody should patronize his services ever again. I don’t care how much of a good conservative, NRA member, upstanding community member, etc he is. This is too far and gives us real God fearing, NRA member, freedom loving conservatives a very bad name.

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      • Stugots

        Yes the police should be allowed to do their job, but not at expense of infringing other’s rights. Their actions are unconstitutional, they swore an oath to defend and uphold that constitution not trash it. I to hope they catch this POS but not at the expense of others. If you give up your rights for a little safety you will have and deserve neither.

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  15. Susan

    Once this has played out and we find quite possibly that this man is even more dangerous than we know, I hope you will apologize to the law enforcement officers you are threatening to sue for violation of rights. They take an oath to “protect and serve” and that is what they are attempting to do under extremely difficult conditions. Opportunistic ambulance chasing here, and disgraceful.

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  16. Jason

    you are a pathetic excuse for an attorney. Think about what you are advertising to form a lawsuit against the PSP for searching for a criminal that could be dangerous to the public. You really need to rethink your objectives in life!!!!!

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  17. You should be ashamed of yourselves!! Would you feel this way if this guy were hiding in your neighborhood??? Would you feel this way if your husband/brother/friend were a State Trooper? Why don’t you explain to that officers widow and two young sons why this is ok??? I can’t imagine that one person would respond to this…if they did, they would be just as low as you are. Is there ANYTHING you won’t sue for????????? DISGUSTING!!!

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    • Tracey Marie

      Thank you for defending the job my husband has put his life on the line for for the past 21 years. It’s amazing how quickly people jump to judge because they are a little put out. We have a young son that would be totally devastated if he woke up in the morning to find out that his daddy was never going to wrestle with him again, never going to tuck him in bed at night and say his prayers with him. NEVER hear him say I love you. How do you think these little boys felt? How were either of these Troopers violating anyone’s rights when one was leaving work and the other coming to work? To each of you that feel you have been ‘put out’ while the search continues, you have no clue what the details are, and shame on you. What if your wife had to tell your children that you were murdered for absolutely no reason? How would they feel? I know there are many devastated lives today because one whack job decided he wanted to play soldier. What a shame people have to be haters of those trying to make life a bit safer for a neighborhood.

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  18. a

    Seriously, what wont you do
    to earn a dollar. You must need cash pretty bad to want to profit from this…..SMH I hope you dont ever need help from law enforcement, you greedy, greedy troll of a person!

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  19. friend of PSP

    Wow! You are lower than scum. Maybe you should invite Eric Frein to your house…you are the same caliber as he. Loser!!!

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  20. Kathy

    As a resident of Pike Co. living in the area affected this outrages me. You should go hide in the same cave where this lunatic is hiding. Your law firm is what’s wrong in society! I’m all for rights. This is just an opportunity for your firm to profit off the backs of others that are willing to give their life to protect and serve. I have faith our residents in Pike county will not be needing your services. The only people that might call you are probably the people like you that just abuse the system anyway. Good luck getting paid by those clients. Your firm is a disgrace to law. I hope you don’t sue me for insulting your firm.

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  21. Lonnie Hickenbury

    This is ridiculous they are working to protect and these idiots was tax payers dollars on ridiculous law suits. Would you prefer they let the guy go??? I think not.

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  22. Colleen

    Its a scary time for people in this area and the areas surrounding where this shooting happened. The police are doing their job protecting and trying to find this sick person that is a killer. How can they be sure he’s not being helped or hiding in someone’s car or house? Why can’t they just do their jobs and not have to worry about people like you also? You should feel like a low life scum!

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  23. Rick

    I’ve seen ad your ad being shared on Facebook regarding PSP and it looks LIKE your popularity is plummeting. Just saying!

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  24. Christina M Whitney

    You are repulsive. All limitations were in the name of safety. The man on the loose has no concern for the safety of other human beings.

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  25. Amy Lamm

    You are a SCUMBAG!!!! Try earning your money honestly…… Oh I forgot…. You are a lawyer…..

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  26. Devan

    This makes me absolutely SICK. Who is the first number you call when you are in trouble? 911. These officers are doing their job!!! Do you understand that there is a man on the lose who is armed, dangerous, and on the most wanted list? And here you are trying to any reason to make money. You are sick. This is VERY poor advertisement. The community is well aware that this situation is SERIOUS and that these men and women in uniform are protecting them! There is an armed lunatic in these peoples backyards and your worried about a cop looking for him!? REPULSIVE!!!!

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    • Kevin

      Devan, the point here is the PSP are using this situation to completely disregard our rights. As a father and husband with a beautiful little girl, I can tell you if I was forced out of my home and made to live in a red cross shelter, you bet I would be pressing charges for rights violations. My house is MY house and MY land. I will not be forced out of it. I would not trust the PSP to “defend” me or my family against a mad man. I can defend my own family and house just fine, I do not need the PSP to disregard my rights. Joshua Prince/Prince Law Offices are absolutely prestigious and are not out “to get your money”. Joshua and his firm are one of the last remaining few organizations left fighting for our rights that are constantly being disregarded.

      Did you bother reading the full blogs about the situation the past few days? An excellent point is made; which I will quote below:

      “Just because one of their brethren was murdered does not give them a right to violate YOUR Rights. When is the last time that such a manhunt occurred in relation to the single killing of a non-law enforcement/political person? Yeah, I can’t remember a time either…..”

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      • gerard

        kevin, i noticed that you said if they were searching your home, so you are not personally effected by this and just like this lawsuit you are trying to capitalize on the situation but your will get no monetary gain – these searches are not a violation of any rights – they are a sad necessity to find a sick killer before he kills anyone else – try to look at it from the inside but i know you are way too pigheaded to try.

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      • CluelessKevin

        If they are so prestigious and not out to get your money, then I guess they are willing to work for free and not take any kind of payment. Right? They are just donating their services?

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    • John Fielding

      One hand on a gun is worth two on the phone.

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  27. Joe

    The fact that your trying to make money off such a serious incident makes me sick to my stomach. I’d much rather let them search my car and tell me to stay inside while they do THEIR job to keep US SAFE then worry about what “rights” they have violated which in my eyes they haven’t violated any. Your no better then the piece of trash they are trying to bring to justice. Get out of our communities the world can do better with less people like you.

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  28. YOU NEED TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL BECAUSE YOUR A FIRST CLASS JACKASS AND I AM SURE NOW NO ONE WILL HIRE YOUR STUPID ASS

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  29. PatS Ret LEO

    I cannot believe that an officer of the court would seek to capitalize in such a serious matter. You should do a great deal of soul searching and professional introspection regarding your career choice. This is akin to “ambulance chasing” and I hope that your business plan backfires on you.

    Law enforcement is literally “in the crosshairs” of a sick, demented bastard of a killer, who is determined not to go “alive.” With such a risk, and with so much at stake for the public, certainly exigent circumstances dictate that LE do everything within its power, and the law, to protect themselves, and the public.

    I have a better plan. Why don’t you, and your staff, take a walk into the woods with the tactical teams and, after they are done with any civilian contact, speak with them about any violations of their rights. Wear bright yellow or orange jackets while you are at it!

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  30. Mark Bartkowski Jr

    Stop bashing the attorney! He is doing the right thing! Instead of focusing on finding the guy…take a step back and think of the people who are being searched in and out just trying to live their life as they normally do. It is a breach of constitutional law and basic every day life.

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    • Kevin

      Amen Mark! Finally someone with some sense!

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    • Barret Resident

      I am one of the people you are mentioning… I have no problem being searched and having to deal with being temporarily inconvenienced if it means finding Frein and bringing him to justice. You obviously are not living with the fear we have to face every day. Try walking in someone else’s shoes for a minute before going off half-cocked.

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      • Steve

        Great, then you can voluntarily be searched, and removed from your home. And it isn’t a violation of your rights because you have agreed to the search and seizure. However, I am sure not everyone agrees with you as to their level fear, or level of giving up a sense of security for their liberty. You should take your own advice, and try walking in the shoes of someone who has had their rights violated, and is unsure of where to turn.

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    • How much are you being paid to advertise this crap, people want to be safe and the psp are doing a great job, so what if they search cars at least we know the murderer is not leaving and the people being stuck in their houses are safe I feel sorry for those that can not make it home but they know their families are safe. I want to thank the psp and everyone else involved in the search and hope this ends soon so they can see their families and loved ones and I pray no one else gets hurt.

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      • John Fielding

        Yeah, they’re doing a great job. For all of their macho chest-pounding, what do they have to show for it? Survival diapers. Geez.

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  31. Jeremy

    There is plenty of scum bag, worthless, Find an easy score ppl out there that will give this Shitbag work. I’m sure patrickhenry2nd is blowing him or himself under his desk right now. Just saying. What a sick excuse of a person. Don’t touch me or I’ll sue.

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  32. Gene

    You are scum. I bet you will sue for nor being allowed in the area and sue if someone got hurt by this criminal by being allowed in the area. Get a life and let the police do their job! You know serve and PROTECT!!!!

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  33. Wendy

    This is disgusting! Our officers are here to protect and find this guy and you people are here to ROB people. You should be ashamed of yourselves. You are what is wrong with this country. AB.SO.LUTE.LY. DIS.GUS.TING.
    I pray you NEVER need this kind of protection in your neighborhood……

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  34. Hey Kevin, you don’t remember when a manhunt was done for a killer of non law enforcement? Try the DC Sniper as a start! Your remarks are feeble and short sighted. Manhunt for killers is not minute to Law enforcement killings, how about the Boston Bombers, that’s right they killed an LEO but also civilians at the marathon. The reason for a strong presence and sear h is because if this POS is willing to kill armed Officers, he will not even think once to kill an unarmer civilian, especially since he is a cowardiy snippers. All you people decrying about your rights and you can’t even site the preferences that allow these searches for tour safety. This douche canoe knows it’s a vs argument but if he can squeeze a.few dollars here and there it’s worth it to him. Grow the hell up all you winners and let these officers find this animal before he kills God forbid one of you or your children..SMH

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    • Kevin

      I’m glad you brought up the DC Sniper and Boston Bombing. Those two situations had similar circumstances of citizens right’s being violated. It’s a shame that the public in general are so willing to give up their rights, pathetic really. As I’ve stated, my wife and I are perfectly capable of defending ourselves and our child. We need not rely on the police.

      As I’ve stated previously, Joshua is probably one of the most honest guys around, and one of the last that defends our rights.

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  35. Jeff

    Joshua Prince you should be ashamed of yourself and your law firm. If you actually had any sense of respect for the Law that you claim to practice you wouldn’t have placed this add. I work in Law and this is a disgrace to the justice system. Everyone can and will have their day in court should they want it but to try to drum up business when there is a crazed lunatic on the loose is ridiculous. You sir are the problem with society!

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  36. Arnold Rothenberg

    Seriously? I know lawyers have a bad reputation for bottom feeding, but I make every effort to be fair and give the benefit of the doubt. I don’t think I can do that in this case. Are you really looking to make a buck off of the assassination of a state trooper? The officers searching for this subject are ridiculously vulnerable to rifle fire. They may be heavily armed, but their vests will not save them. They are out there to protect the very people you are trying to rally against them. Do you think he won’t hesitate to harm a civilian as he grows more desperate? I have witnessed a lot of shameless behavior over the course of my career. I have always wondered how low a person was willing to sink into the muck for money. I think I have my answer.

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    • John Fielding

      You dont protect people’s rights by violating them. All of these comments make me really concerned for the rights of the people if serious civil unrest were to actually occur.

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  37. TC

    You have got to be kidding me? I hope the residents of these counties stand united and spend their money on better things. A community is on edge in every way ~ If there were people objecting to the search anyway it was clearly for other reasons. No one knows what this sick mans thoughts are, if they were searching then it was necessary. Have you listened to the scanner in this area at all? These LEOs are handing a murder plus daily management of their communities with unwavering support. Show some respect.

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  38. Mike

    This lawyer is a jerk-off. He would probably be the first to sue if this asshole got to him or his family, claiming the police didn’t do enough to protect him.

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  39. Dr

    What a truly disgusting and shameless excuse for an individual you are. Trying to benefit from the tradgedy if an entire community. You should be disbarred for being a money grubbing scumbag with no common sense.

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    • Kevin

      How is he a bad person? He is one of the last remaining few that believes in the constitution and defending of our rights (what the police swore an oath to do!). These people are illegally being forced our of their homes and searched.

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  40. Look at this piece of shit here….. Hey Josh, instead of blogging this why don’t you go door to door in Pike and spread your message. Oh wait, there is a guy up there that is running around with guns that killed a PSP Trooper and tried to kill another. A nut job on the loose. Whats a matter Josh? No balls? You are a low life. You should go up there and find Eric and ask him if he has been inconvenienced.
    What he should be doing is going to the families of the 2 troopers and saying I want to see justice done and sue the family and friends of this maniac because they knew he was going to do something like this but they chose NOT to go to the authorities. They could have prevented this. they knew something was coming and did nothing

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    • John Fielding

      Josh isn’t a state trooper or law enforcement.Try actactually reading the news instead of emoting. Even the police advise that he is against only law enforcement.

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  41. Tim

    R u kidding, anybody that supports a lawsuit for this stupid shit is ignorant! What would u say if the shooter was laying down in your back seat after carjacking and holding u at gunpoint so he can get out past a checkpoint if they didn’t check your car? That is a realistic situation, would u want them to check then? Or check your house to be sure he’s not Taki g shelter in your house and holding your kids upstairs at knife point telling u to answer the door and say everything is ok! They know he’s in the area where these alleged rights violation you claim are occurring. I for one would welcome a quick end and help any way possible to bring an end to this as opposed to stirring the pot and getting people to think their being violated during a search for a killer. Wait till its over and then run this nonsense!

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  42. Js

    I’m just curious if the Attorney supporters are getting paid Minimum wage… or like a $1.00 over minimum wage??

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    • Kevin

      I’m not sure what compensation would have to do with knowing your rights and when they’re being violated. However since you asked, my wife and I do not make a $1.00 over minimum wage; quite more actually. We have well-paying jobs at well-known companies, and own two modest homes.

      Honestly….money, material possessions, and living quarters have nothing to do with it. Making minimum wage or not, It comes down to our rights guaranteed by the US and PA state constitutions being outright violated.

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      • Valarie

        Then move. We won’t miss you. I am an avid supporter of the Constitution. A DAR member and patriot. We are proud NRA members and very conservative. I have read the constitution probably more times than you ever will. There is leeway here for police to do their jobs to manhunt a killer. Any court will take into account the danger of the situation as would any jury. You are being irrational Kevin and frankly stupid. If you are concerned about American rights being trampled then focus on Obama. He is doing way way more harm to our way of life than the PSP are doing trying to get people out of harm’s way to bring this situation to a conclusion. The tastelessness of advertising to make a profit on the slaying of a trooper and subsequent hunt is beyond the grasp of most decent humans. You are way out in left field on this issue and are beginning to sound incredibly stupid. Go stay at your other house till this is done and just shut up.

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      • Kevin

        Oh Valarie, there is just no reasoning with people like you. Although your opinion may be far off, I respect it anyway. I am glad to hear you are proud NRA members, my wife and I are as well! And I agree with you about Obama, he is disgrace. However, nothing will change once he is out of office unless other changes are made throughout the “ranks” so to speak.

        If you are a PA resident, an NRA member, and active in the firearms arena, I’m surprised you do not know of Joshua Prince. I’m not sure if you have read the constitution more times than myself, although I am happy to hear you are familiar with it. There is no leeway for police to outright violate the rights of The People, this is not in our constitution as I understand it.

        I do not stay at my other house this time of year, I love PA in the fall, it’s beautiful :). I won’t “shut up” either. I hope you have a good rest of the day 🙂

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  43. jared hoffman

    Business must suck pretty bad for you to pull a fucked up stunt like this. You should be ashamed of yourself!!! What next scumbag, suing the poor widow of the murdered trooper? I hope your business fails miserably!

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  44. Abigail

    This is disgusting! You should be ashamed!

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  45. Julie Farling

    Please tell me this is a hoax. Law enforcement was protecting, and continues to protect, the citizens and they taking every precaution in doing so. I am sorry people were misplaced from their homes and lives but, in the scheme of things, law enforcement, PSP and other departments, were doing their jobs – and all while putting themselves in harms way. If this is for real, you should be ashamed.

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  46. Eric Allen

    I think one of my favorite things about this comment section is how psychotic and murderous the statements are about this law office. People are disgusted because a guy who allegedly killed ankther guy is aegedly running around in the woods so the police lock down a huge area against people’s wills and the. A law office is trying to make money on it (surprise) and so the people who hate the guy who supposedly killed another guy want to kill the lawyer but that’s okay because he’s a lawyer.

    Comment logic for the win. Killing is bad. Violating people’s property is bad. Cops are doing their job like they should. The lawyer is doing his job like he should. People are yelling at each other online like they should.

    All is right in the world.

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  47. Cathy

    Is business that bad you loser??? There is a psycho on the loose armed with an extremely dangerous weapon and god knows what else! No one was evicted and damn sure no rights were violated! You are an ignorant bastard with no true knowledge of what is going on. Damn sure if you or someone you knew lived there you would be rolled in a tub in a fetal position crying for mommy! You want to be a tough guy?? Gear up and join the hunt! You would probably defend this asshole in court just to turn a buck. People like you make me sick. Your mother should have swallowed the night you were conceived

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  48. Eric

    Its attorney’s like you who destroy the names and reputations of attorneys. How low and scummy do you need to be to try and turn this into a financial gain for yourself? Good luck destroying your name, and your firm. You have done it to yourself! People like you need to get their ass kicked, I’d be more then happy to do it for you. Let me know if you’d like my name, address and phone number to set up an appointment.
    Kevin you sound like a very smart guy, for an idiot. Did the police force you to go to a shelter? They might have told you that you can not go to your own home which I could understand why but can also see why it might be annoying to you. Maybe we should all feel bad for you, lets call the widow and children that are left without a father and ask them to feel bad for you.
    I wish you the best of luck trying to get a settlement out of this, I guarantee you that it will not go anywhere.

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    • Kevin

      Well I’m not an idiot, although I do know my rights. I myself won’t be seeking a settlement, although I would never expect anyone to feel bad for me or my family. About calling the widow and her children, that would be in extremely bad taste, and wouldn’t solve anything.

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  49. Northeast PA Resident

    People were not forced out of their homes. They were told to “lock-down” GET IT RIGHT! The police are doing their jobs. Unfortunately we have bottom feeding scum suckers who make it their job to make money off of tragedies. I live near where this lunatic is still on the loose. Don’t believe half of the crap the media is trying to feed the public. Sensationalism sells.

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  50. Christine

    YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF!!!!! I vote that you are disbarred!!! Better hope you don’t need the help of PSP

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    • John Fielding

      Yes, well, fortunately, actual intelligent people at the Supreme Court have control over who is disbarred so don’t worry your pretty little head over it. Josh is well within bounds.

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  51. Desire

    This is just disgusting. I don’t care if the guy killed a cop or a mother or a hobo. The fact is he is still out there and they have reason to believe he is in the woods in that area. So you were inconvenienced by the police looking in the backseat of your car? Or because you couldn’t get home to watch your 8:00 sitcom on TV? Let me ask you something – if it were your son, your daughter, your father or mother, friend or family that was gunned down, whose life was taken by the lunatic in the woods, would you still feel that this manhunt is excessive and would you give a sh*t if they looked in your backseat or you missed the latest episode of whatever nonsense is on TV? I don’t think so. And to the pathetic attorney trying so desperately to make a name for himself – you are an absolute disgrace to the law. For each of you lining up at his pathetic doorstep thinking this is your ticket to financial freedom, you are a disgrace to society.

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    • John Fielding

      No, Josh is upholding the rights we all have under the Constitution. You all deserve the police state you are advocating. You all are endorsing handcuffs to keep your hands from shaking.

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    • Valarie

      Thank you. That’s the point I was trying to make above.

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    • Steve

      I would just ask that you take that definition to its completion. An exception to the warrant requirement when the police believe they have probable cause and do not have time to obtain a warrant. The most often cited example of this is the “hot pursuit” example. For example, The police officer personally sees a suspect run into a house. That is nowhere near the case here. As a matter of fact, police were searching in Plains Township and Monroe County at precisely the same time based upon “tips.” Does this rise to level of exigent circumstances, in both areas??

      If you truly believe this qualifies as exigent circumstances, then the exigent circumstance exception would engulf the entire amendment. Anytime there is a murder in a city/town, the police would be able to stop and search vehicles without consent, order people to remain in their homes, and prevent people from returning to said homes.

      By the way, there was a murder in Wilkes-Barre last week, an individual was shot in the head and left in the grass to be found in the morning. The suspect has not been located, yet there are no lock downs, vehicle stops, road closures etc. Actually, there are about 10, or more, unsolved murders in Wilkes-Barre over the last 18 months. Theoretically, there are at least 10 murderers roaming the streets of Wilkes-Barre, right now. Under your interpretation of exigent circumstances, the PSP should be able to suspend the US and PA constitution searching all of Wilkes-Barre for these individuals.

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  52. Britany

    You are unbelievable. Trying to cash in on this tragedy. Pathetic!

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  53. Shelly

    You are a complete moron!!! Violating someone’s rights??? You are just a scumbag lawyer looking for a way to make money.
    So, if there’s a gas leak in your neighborhood and people are pulled from their homes SO THEY DON’T BLOW UP….. You’re saying you’d sue the gas company.
    I was behind an elderly woman, driving way below the speed limit, on my way home from the grocery store yesterday…. Can I sue her for my gallon of ice cream being melted by the time I got home?
    How do you people sleep at night???

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  54. Supporter of the PSP

    Mr. Prince, you are the PERFECT definition of a bottom feeding scumbag. At the rate your article is being shared on Facebook by us here in Northeast Pa, it shouldn’t be long before you never see business again!!

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  55. Shannon

    What is wrong with people? 2 cops were shot and they are doing everything they can to protect everyone and catch this scumbag and you have people like this jerk trying to make money from it. People make me sick.

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  56. Everett J Goff

    You my friend give lawyers a bad rap. You are a scum. You’d be the first to sue the police if this jerk would hurt someone in your family.

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  57. rag

    Who are you going to call if Mr F appears at your door. PSP. You should be angry at his parents a car missing, the same type of guns missing and thet never contacted PSP until they located the car? I believe its miss place anger.

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  58. Steve

    The responses to this blog are down right disappointing. If you were to review the entire website, the principal area of law that Mr. Prince practices is defending peoples rights (specifically your right to bear arms). He would not be the first to sue a police officer if someone got hurt because the police were following the US and PA Constitutions, quite the contrary. Review his website, and google him. You will see he takes the side of defending the US and PA Constitution, obviously, even when it is unpopular.

    As an attorney it is his job to defend peoples rights, and represent them when they can’t defend them, personally. I am not comparing him to a defense attorney, but even accused criminals (especially people accused of abhorrent crimes) are entitled to representation. Well, Mr. Prince is offering people who have been victimized by having their rights trampled on an opportunity to preserve and protect those rights. Even in the face of a mob that believes you should not have rights certain situations.

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    • Kevin

      Well said Steve!

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      • Zapata

        Well then if you believe this is a rightful issue then take out Monroe and Pike County and PSP from this writing and no one would have a problem with this blog at all. But instead they will use PSP as a spring board for money… so very said

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    • Barret Resident

      There is such a thing as “common sense.” The police are having a hard enough time as it is, they do not need attacks from within the same system. It is sad that you cannot see that. Prince’s agenda is not a clean one based on what he’s attempting here.

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    • chelsea

      What about everyone’s right to feel safe by having this killer off the streets? PSP isn’t going to find anything without looking. It’s not like they were strip searching, but checking vehicles, bet your butt… If you have nothing to hide what’s the big deal. They didn’t cross any lines that didn’t need to be crossed. How can we expect them to do their job and protect us, when they have to spend all their time swatting away press and negative public attention. Show some support!

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    • John Fielding

      Yes, well, unfortunately, you are trying to reason with a mob mentality. Good luck with that.

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  59. Doug Bishop

    i think it is ridiculous that you are fishing for clients this way. The Pennsylvania State Police should do WHATEVER they have to in order to protect the citizenry and capture the suspected killer.

    You should be ashamed of yourself.

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    • John Fielding

      “Whatever they have to”? Would you listen to yourself?

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      • Everett J Goff

        John Fielding just a quick note to address all of your rantings. These folks are certainly entitled to their opinions as are you. Just because you don’t agree with all of the opinions they have shared does automatically make them wrong and you right. I would think if all these folks were having their rights violated to the extent that you aspire too, why isn’t the Department of Justice involved to stop these horrendous police actions. With that being said I think even you would want this killer captured. Have a wonderful day and keep those fingers typing as it would appear you have a lot of time on your hands.

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      • John Fielding

        Oh…..The Justice Department. You mean, the one that until yesterday was headed by that vindicator of all peoples’ rights? Why, yes, sir, you’re right. I stand humbled in the presence of greatness.

        Your foolishness refutes itself.

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      • Everett Goff

        Thank you sir. I see you were employed by the Pince law firm. Shocked. lol

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      • John Fielding

        Yes, sir, a while ago. That means i know Josh Prince a whole lot better than you do. He’s an upstanding guy who looks out for people’s rights (unlike your favorite department, the current Justice Department) .

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      • Everett Goff

        How in the world would I know Mr Prince. As far as the DOJ is concerned, are you kidding me? Thank God Mr Holder is resigning. You of all people should have championed that department. Canyou sat LIBERAL?

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      • John Fielding

        From what I know of Josh Prince, insofar as he involves himself in politics, I would classify him as a Republican with libertarian leanings, which means he upholds all constitutional rights. Can you say the same?

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  60. Eileen

    Are you kidding me? This is an outrage. Lives are in danger up to and including law enforcement. If my vehicle or home was searched, I’d feel safer entering them because law enforcement did so…do I want to get in my car or go in my house and 5 minutes later get a gun pointed to my head by a suspected killer who is under desperation because he’s made the ten top most wanted list due to criminal acts he may have committed and is on the run…I can honestly say NO!!! Nor do I want to be a casualty in this horrifying situation that I didn’t bring to the table but a survivalist from the area did. This is a cat and mouse game this survivalist is playing and go ahead think you are perfectly capable of playing the game…keep me posted on the winner.

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  61. Eric

    The PSP did have probable cause to look into everyone ones cars because there is a killer out there and None of the officers know it some one has him in there car or not.. so probable cause was there… Some people are sick and would help a person like Eric out, by doing some thing like that.. I bet if and person who left a reply on here have a man kill two people from there family they would love what the PSP is doing to find Eric.. So stop think of your self and money…

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  62. stephs

    I know people in the police dept, fire fighters, and EMS believe constitutional rights should violated when they deem it necessary, and this outrages them. I am sorry it outrages you people that clear lines are crossed and individuals rights are forgotten during crisis. But there is a growing concern from citizens who wonder why that seems ok to so many people. There is increasing legislation denying our individual freedoms that passes through our government, there is this thing called the NDAA which causes tremendous alarm for anyone who takes the constitution to heart, and there is an increasing militarization of police all over the country….to normal, law abiding citizens, which most of us are. Why do most of us suffer (our rights and freedoms suffer) so that a few criminals can be caught. There are channels to go through to “get the criminal”. Since when do they no longer need to be used. Someone somewhere has to keep the policing forces accountable for their actions, and we need to be able to question it when educated persons find things are not being done properly and freedoms are being denied. It’s wrong and I am glad this law office has the balls to say so. I mean we (citizens) are all held accountable for what we do and when we violate any procedure or law. It should not different for the policing authorities because that will eventually lead to abuse of the system if it already hasn’t.

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  63. chelsea

    without probable cause? I guess a cop killer on the run isn’t cause enough.. Are you kidding me? Garunteed if it were a member of your family that was killed or injured, you’d be singing a different tune. This is disgusting! You enforce all of the Gimmy lawyer jokes I’ve ever heard in my life. Way to feed off of fear and high emotions just to earn a buck. Not to mention you know any case like this wouldn’t stand a chance. You make me tryly sick, and I hope everyone can see you for what you are, a theif and a monster! PSP puts their lives on hold, and risks their own, to protect ours. Are you out there searching for endless hours, risking your life? I don’t think so. Maybe show some support for the people putting their necks on the line to save ignorent people like you. Why? Because it is their calling, to protect and serve. Who exactly are you “helping”? Because it doesn’t look like you’re interesting in protecting or helping anything other than your own wallet. I hope you lose any and all potential cliental, because you clearly have no soul.

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  64. thetrmn8r

    You must not have much business, if you are soliciting others to sue the PSP. Talk about kicking someone when they are down. It isn’t bad enough that two of their members were cut down in an ambush, you have to go and sue them. You should not wonder why people feel about lawyers the way that they do – this is precisely the kind of behavior that leads to the image of “ambulance chaser”.

    This is simply despicable.

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  65. Bridget

    The only thing worse then this low life slime ball lawyer and his firm trying to make money off of a horrific situation is the resident that takes him up on suing the PSP … if that was your spouse or family member that was ambushed and killed I’m sure you would feel differently!

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  66. Daniel Sist

    If this suit is filed and the state has to defend it, I hope they sue this attorney for all of the costs associated with the defense. This is the epitome of vexation. Like police officers, the vast majority of attorneys are conscientious professionals with a few idiots sprinkled in that cause many to view the whole profession as shady or corrupt. Joshua Prince has to be the worst of the worst for soliciting litigants in this frivolous action against an agency trying to capture a cold blooded killer running loose in the area.

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  67. Charles sabo

    The probable cause is searching for a murder suspect at large. Every one of your cases will be thrown out! Jackass attorney trying to make money off this situation.

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    • Jayne

      Why don’t the State Police and other members of Law Enforcement all go home to their families while the neighbors wait patiently for the murderer to turn himself in with his attorney? Maybe Joshua Prince can represent him for free?

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  68. Diane

    probable cause is that one of those vehicles could potentially contain a wanted cop killer. That’s more than enough probable cause!

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  69. Steve

    Every time I tried to go home. I would have a machine gun pointed in my direction by a trooper with his (or her) finger on the trigger. Even when my children were in the car. They refused to let us go to our homes. When they PSP did take a break we did make it home, then we could not leave! Men roving through the woods in our community with their machine guns drawn. Helicopters buzzing our houses. My neighbors have been hit by their (PSP) cars because they are speeding all over the area. One trooper told me they were going through the neighborhoods checking to see if any doors were unlocked incase he is inside one of these homes. In the 10 years I have lived here I never had to look my doors. Now I have to lock them because the police are breaking in! I know you think you know what is best for me but….I don’t want your help. I will protect my own family. At this point I have determined that I needed to take my family away from the area because I believe if someone gets hurt around my home it will be because the police did it. That’s how crazy and bad things have become!!! I sure wish this country still had a constitution.

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  70. susan Reali

    “Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

    You should be ashamed.

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  71. sebastiansh

    As someone very concerned about the constitution and rule of law, I’m appalled by some of the comments on here. Look, I want the PSP to get their man as much as anyone else, but there are rules that have to be followed, and constitutional rights have that to be respected. One of those rights to to be secure in one’s home and one’s personal effects against unreasonable searches and seizures. We have a legal definition of what reasonable is. Searching vehicles without probable cause is what we call “unreasonable.” Restricting people’s freedom of movement and commandeering their homes also runs afoul of constitutional rights.

    When we decide those can be ignored at the whim of law enforcement, we cease to be a nation of laws and become a police state. Sadly, I think many of you would be fine with a police state.

    Think about what you are saying. If “rights” are such a quaint notion, why don’t we just burn down the whole neighborhood to flush this guy out and summarily execute him when he tries to escape. That would be very effective! Sadly, again, I think may of you would be fine with that, and I’m now ashamed to say that makes you horrible Americans.

    If if comes to the police state so many of you apparently not only want, but demand, to quote Abraham Lincoln: “I shall prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretense of loving liberty–to Russia, for instance, where despotism can be taken pure, and without the base alloy of hypocrisy.”

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    • Kevin

      No one disagrees with rights violation, what is dissagreed upon is abusing the system for monetary gain with regard to a crisis event.

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    • Michael Brent

      Hello Sebastiansh,
      I understand your points. I don’t understand evacuating people from their home and see that as a greater threat to my family than if I were to be in my home, with my personal protection.
      I do have a difference of opinion with stopping vehicles though. I understand having probable cause to search your vehicle, and in a court of law, I would say that if the PSP stopped my vehicle to look for a fugitive and found a pound of weed in my car, that the weed would not be admissible in court because there was no probable cause to search my vehicle. I am no lawyer, but I assume that is how it would go. And I know there is a loop hole of “evidence in subsequent circumstances” (paraphrasing) that they could try to push but that is where Mr. Prince could step in and “protect” the public. In the meantime, what is wrong with stopping traffic and asking for the public’s help, in finding a fugitive?

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      • What’s the difference us our 4th Am Rights! That’s the difference and your example of a pound of weed being overlooked is way off base. This year PA passed a law that the police can stop for probable cause and they WILL use against you any, along with All of what they find against you in a court of law. Keep up with the new laws being passed please.

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      • Dale T

        why don’t you file a class action suit against OBAMA and do somethng useful

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  73. Joyce

    Replying to all who think this lawyer is doing a good thing: He is a vulture. Only interested in lining his own pockets. People are being inconvenienced for their own safety and all others who are at risk while this killer runs who knows where. I live in Luzerne County and for all I know, he is in my area!!! If PSP comes here and want to search my house/garage I say have at it! PLEASE, go for it. Just get this POS before he kills more innocent people.

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    • Well then you allow them in YOUR home but that doesn’t give them the Right to come into my home!! You don’t speak for the majority and this will not be forgotten nor happen ever again. These are ALL OUR RIGHTS!! The PSP do Not own us!! They are civilians hired by the state with a badge and that’s all.

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  74. Dale T

    First of all the PSP are searching for your safety not your weed, they may think he is holding hostages, did you ever think about that If I had a mad gunmen in my vehicle or house, and he was threatening my life, I would be greatful that they came to search. At this point they would probably overlook and “minor issues” just to catch this guy. I know my own son had an issue with the PSP the day of the funeral. He didn’t pursue him or anything, just left a message to call. I salute you PSP

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  75. Debbie

    Mr. Prince, I STRONLY suggest that you kneel before our GREAT and AWESOME God and repent of your ignorance and stone cold heart. You are so NOT fit to be an attorney with a statement like this. It’s pathetic that you are attempting to gain revenue through this heart breaking situation. I pray Dear Lord for Mr. Prince that Your Holy Spirit would pierce his heart to it’s very core, teach him about Your Love. Please teach Mr. Prince how to be a human being that You created him to be and how to humble himself before Your Son Jesus Christ. In Thy Name Jesus, amen

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    • That is the saddest, most selfish prayer I’ve ever heard. What makes you think Mr Prince doesn’t have God in his heart? Because he is making others aware their rights are being stepped upon? GOD GIVEN RIGHTS by our Constitution, BIR & DOI !! This man is doing The Lords work and your speaking vial ignorance in your post.

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  76. Keri

    This article is a complete f**king joke! Our law enforcement is out there looking for this cop killer around the clock!! I’m pretty sure that anyone that wants to purse legal action is a complete jackass. I hope frein shows up in your backyard. We have many women and men putting their lives on the line to try to get this guy and to keep this community safe.

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    • I am sorry to count you a fellow citizen. My ancestors were there in 1776 and we have the graves to prove it.

      They did not fight and die so that we, their grandchildren, could surrender our God-given rights because of unmanly fear and paranoia.

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    • You need to attempt to see clearly between the thin blue lines. Doesn’t matter if an entire squad was killed. This doesn’t give the police the rights to take away our Constitutional Rights ever!! Citizens aren’t falling for this crap being pulled and that’s good news. We’ve got to stand united against this type of socialism being shoved at us in our country by military style tactics. This is a No ago in our country…. PERIOD!!!!!

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      • Dale T

        Let me ask you, did you try and defend any terrorists from Guantanomo??? and nursedee if frein was in your house I bet you would welcome the PSP if the sick bastard had a gun against your head? Good things come to those who wait.

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    • John Fielding

      I hope he does too. Then maybe I would have a chance to find out what is really going on.

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  77. Dale T

    For everyone out there who thinks this guy “Prince” is right, then obviously you aren’t proud to live in PA. Pack up your crap and get out of dodge. We love our police. I don’t blame them for hunting down a cop killer, if people are brazen enough to kill cops then they will do anything. Keep us Safe Pennsylvania State Troopers!

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    • Hey Dale T — what planet do you live on?

      Do you have the faintest idea why William Penn founded Pennsylvania? Do you have the faintest idea why Pennsylvania was a leader in the call for revolution against the Crown?

      Dear God in heaven the stark ignorance and emotional violence of people like you is stunning for its blindness and ferocity.

      You best shut up for a while and use the brain that God gave you to think this through and understand why our God-given rights can’t be ignored because some cops are having nightmares that “they might be next”. Maybe if they were more respectful of our American rights in normal circumstances we’d be willing to cut them slack now. But they aren’t and neither are we.

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      • Dale T

        I understand history completely, unlike you, I paid attention in history class. You should have done so in law school. I pride myself on knowing my countrys/states history. I need to add, If I had Eric Fein hiding in my car, maybe holding a member of my precious family, and the State Police wanted to seach my trunk I would pop it and soon as I was able. You need to put yourself in a crazed maniacs mind. Although I must say, you are not far from being one. I can say that because I HAVE Freedom of Speach

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    • Hey Dale T
      I’m not moving from PA and I don’t need the PSP to keep me safe. Quite the opposite! How dare you assume that all in PA just love their rights being stomped on by the police. This is not being done for your safety. It’s called conditioning our people in the USA!! Get a clue my man and your history needs some brushing up on I might add. Your making yourself look ignorant with comments.

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      • Dale T

        I am not a big fan of the PSP and you are assuming as you have a twisted mind also that he is only after the police, I think if you check with the FBI BAU, they may have a slightly different opinion. I can tell you this, I am mid life and decided to go back to school and was studying to be a paralegal. YOUR antics have made me change my major to CRIMINAL JUSTICE, it’s just a damn shame I am too old to join the PSP kid.

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  78. Fred T

    I have been reading all of this and I happen to know several state troopers and the reason they are searching homes is they believed this man may have been in the homes holding people hostage and telling them not to say anything to police. It is the most ridiculous thing about your rights, all of you people who complain about rights would be the first ones wanting the police to do anything possible to take a killer off the street if he had killed your wife, husband or close family member. If police were searching homes for no reason I would get your point but they are doing it to protect people from this maniac.

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    • You need to understand that most of the public doesn’t want our rights tram led on for the sake of others that feel the PSP are the saviors! This BS doesn’t warrant going through a persons home nor keeping them from their homes. We are all adults, knowing how to protect ourselves. Besides, this supposed shooter is only looking to kill police not us!
      Hopefully you understand that everyone doesn’t need the PSP to feel safe and cozy warm inside!!

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    • John Fielding

      How do you know he is a maniac?

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  79. Dale T

    Mr. Prince, I won’t even call you attorney, you DON”T deserve it. I think it’s your bedtime kid.

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  81. cares about the law

    There are important legal principles at stake here, not just “legalities.” They concern justice, fairness, and constitutional rights.

    Generally it’s ok for cops to set up a traffic stop if they stop EVERYONE and treat everyone consistently, like a DUI “Checkpoint” on New Years Eve. In the DUI context, that does not give them the right to search the car unless they have “reasonable suspicion” that a law has been broken, eg you’re visibly drunk, or there is blood all over the interior of the car, etc. Of course they can ask for you consent to search the car, and if you give it to them there’s no need for “reasonable suspicion.” (To search your house they need “probable cause” which requires even more evidence of foul play, or you can just consent.) In the case of searching for a fugitive, I am not sure they can require every car to pop the trunk without specific and individual reasonable suspicion of the individual at the checkpoint. I would be okay with that. Perhaps someone can fill us in.

    When I read this story this morning about people not being able to return to their homes for a very extended period of time, I thought to myself that I would be upset and I wonder about the principles of fairness, justice and constitutional rights here.

    We often hear about people kept from their homes when there’s a wildfire or other natural disaster. That’s ok in my book because there’s probably little the homeowner can do, and they will not only be in the emergency crews way, but may get in trouble and require evacuation, or otherwise burden emergency crews.

    But with a fugitive it feels a little different. The homeowner may have more of a fundamental right based on the Constitution and case law to be at home in this scenario, and protect her castle as she sees fit. It’s not an “act of God” (eg Fire, flood) but the risk of an intruder, something that homeowners face every day.

    If they keep me from returning to protect my home/family in this case, I would expect it to be of a very limited scope: one subdivision at a time, based on very specific information, then let the residents back after no more than a few hours. Not multiple neighborhoods and not overnight unless the circumstances are extremely dire, like siege, gunmen and hostages.

    The problem is not that cops are bad people. The problem is that cops are just people. Most people tend to over-reach convention when they think they are justified. “Well these are ‘exigent circumstances’ so we are going to impose the equivalent of martial law on multiple neighborhoods over a huge area for an undetermined period of time because we are the police and there is a grey area here and we simply believe the ends justify the means.” Well, no, not necessarily, that’s why we have courts and a constitution. Cops are just people, but people with a lot of power, so we need to keep them in check. Search and seizure law is supposed to be “minimally intrusive.” Sometimes this is an inconvenience to police. So be it.

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    • cares about the law

      clarification: I’m ok w/ police requiring every car to pop the trunk if they set up a checkpoint looking for a fugitive

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      • cares about the law

        of course popping every car trunk, like everything else in life in this world, is subject to abuse by the authorities (eg: looking for a fugitive is a pretext to do searches for something else). so we need lawyers, judges, and juries.

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  82. Angry Wife

    Honestly, how many of you have loved ones out there searching? They live by a code of honor. If you don’t respect that now, please don’t call them when you are in an accident, get your house broken into, or someone assults you! I have two young kids at home and I have to watch him leave to go on the search and you people do not have all the facts! I cried the first time I heard this and still look at it everyday. You apparently have not been to a funeral they have held, or to a military funeral. You ignorant people!

    PENNSYLVANIA STATE POLICE CALL OF HONOR

    I am a Pennsylvania State Trooper, a soldier of the law.
    To me is entrusted the honor of the force.
    I must serve honestly, faithfully, and if need be, lay down my life as others have done before me, rather than swerve from the path of duty.
    It is my duty to obey the law and to enforce it without any consideration of class, color, creed or condition.
    It is also my duty to be of service to anyone who may be in danger or distress, and at all times so conduct myself that the honor of the force may be upheld.

    In 1929, the Superintendent of the Pennsylvania State Police issued a General Order requiring all members of the Department to memorize the State Police Call of Honor, a tradition that still holds true today.

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