Police: Man pointed gun at cops

Fatal encounter began after he fled traffic stop

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Of course it is reasonable to expect the “fox guarding the hen house” investigation of Pollard’s death will determine that the shooting was fully justified. Why? Simple.
Operating under the premise that Pollard had a gun in his hand, if I were a policeman, I would not allow a “contact” I was speaking with to have a gun in his hand. It’s neither smart nor safe. It would be too easy for the person to quickly raise the gun and start firing. Therefore, strategically disregarding the reason police were at the house in the first place, I predict the shooting will be found to be justified, and police will most likely continue their propagandistic demonization of Pollard.
For reasons cited by Jolene Gifford, I don’t believe for one second that Pollard actually pointed a gun at the police.
Then there is inconvenience of Mark Angelo’s conflicting stories, but no biggie. Criminals get demonized for their lies. Chiefs of police tend to weather theirs without consequence. That explains the confusion in the media.
But Angelo’s strategy of demonizing Pollard as a “Sovereign Citizen”, combined with his refusal to say what Pollard’s alleged specific statements were, combined with the IRS’s targeting of conservatives, logically points to the idea that constitutionalists, or anyone else who believes in limited government, are being targeted by such anti-constitutional minions as Homeland Security, FBI, and trickle-down state “law” enforcement as “domestic terrorist threats”. How does Mark Angelo even know what a “Sovereign Citizen” is supposed to be or say — much less use that information as a strategic talking point with the media?
Under the rule of “most logical, least logical”, I have a theory about what happened. (Remember, Mesa County leans heavily “right wing”, and was the first county in America to have drones.) I suspect the police already knew about Pollard and his beliefs. I suspect Pollard didn’t understand there is no “silver bullet” constitutional theory — e.g. “sovereign citizen”, “10th Amendment citizen”, “admiralty law” “merchant law”, ad infinitum — that can be successfully used in court against rogue government, which by definition hates the constitution and gives only lip service to the rule of law.
I suspect Pollard was in effect killed for the “crime” of being inadequately skilled at petitioning government for redress of very real and legitimate constitutional grievances. And that’s a genuine tragedy which should be unacceptable to a huge majority of Americans, whatever their political leanings.



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