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Blackhawk Helicopter

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 COMMENT 349736 helpful negative off topic

2012-12-03 11:55 AM

Isn't that the Coast Guard's job?


 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

2012-12-03 12:01 PM

Nuke em.


 COMMENT 349739 helpful negative off topic

2012-12-03 12:03 PM

I can see it now - Panga 2013 video game.


 COMMENT 349743 helpful negative off topic

2012-12-03 12:11 PM

GO GET 'EM!!!!!!


 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

2012-12-03 12:14 PM

Were AmeriCANS it's all our job..


 COMMENT 349747 helpful negative off topic

2012-12-03 12:14 PM

Coast guard enforces on the water, but the sheriff enforces on the islands which are county lands. Besides, what is wrong with cooperation and law enforcement supporting one another? Especially considering the USCG officer killed at the islands this weekend.


 COMMENT 349750 helpful negative off topic

2012-12-03 12:18 PM

I look forward to hearing some good news on this one!

After the tragedy this weekend, I hope the Sheriff's bring in some justice!

Kind of ironic though that the same armed Sheriffs going to get these crooks are the ones that busted all the local dispensaries, thereby encouraging a new wave of illegal weed coming across our border.


 COMMENT 349753 helpful negative off topic

2012-12-03 12:30 PM

Awesome. Go get em! Serve and PROTECT!


 COMMENT 349755P helpful negative off topic

2012-12-03 12:32 PM



 COMMENT 349764 helpful negative off topic

2012-12-03 01:08 PM

SWAT was called in that who it was


 COMMENT 349767 helpful negative off topic

2012-12-03 01:20 PM

50 Upholding the law of the land, the sherriffs were doing their jobs then, as they are now.


 COMMENT 349768 helpful negative off topic

2012-12-03 01:22 PM

No. After a murder occurs, it's a sheriffs job to serve up the Fifty Cal Fiesta.


 COMMENT 349771 helpful negative off topic

2012-12-03 01:26 PM

Talk about vigilante justice -

It seems that some of you would be the folks who go out for a lynching and or take to the streets with pitchforks and torches... what a horrific example of stupidity meets testosterone... why dont you hold your posse off until you have some information...

Shoot first ask later? What's wrong with you people?


 COMMENT 349774 helpful negative off topic

2012-12-03 01:30 PM

"Shoot first" seems to be what most people believe is "right" nowadays. It's a damn shame, 771.


 COMMENT 349780P helpful negative off topic

2012-12-03 01:37 PM

Was the photo from yesterday or today?


 COMMENT 349783 helpful negative off topic

2012-12-03 01:41 PM

Interesting how some threads really bring the e-thugs out from under their rocks.


 COMMENT 349747 helpful negative off topic

2012-12-03 01:48 PM

to destroy, damage, or cut off (as an enemy line of supply) by firepower to stop or hamper an enemy

Seems to work according to some dude named Merriam.


 COMMENT 349774 helpful negative off topic

2012-12-03 02:10 PM

Judgmental, judgmental, judgmental. Why are you so negative and judgmental? Why does everyone who has a different opinion than you on the War on Drugs suddenly have to be a pot smoker with no life who doesn't work out or do anything constructive with their lives?

I think you might need therapy, seems like you have a lot of anger built up. Did you have a bad experience at some point? Family member maybe?


 COMMENT 349804 helpful negative off topic

2012-12-03 02:24 PM

Is there anyway you folks with iphone5's learn how to zoom properly? I mean there is a lot of helicopter traffic at the Airport everyday and taking a 1/2 mile away photo could be arousal for any type of military speculation... For all we know, some surfer may have accidentally stumbled upon a snowy plowver nest while running away from a near death shark bite, causing for us to send in the Helicopter S&R teams...


 COMMENT 349750 helpful negative off topic

2012-12-03 02:26 PM

794 - I have a loving family (including a cat and dog but that cat has only three legs and that is really neither here nor there), I workout, I have a great job, I received multiple academic honors in college, I have exciting hobbies and I occasionally smoke locally grown marijuana.

So yes, I have a "life" but NO, I did not (nor did the millions of others smokers out there who smoke their local weed) contribute to any deaths.

Get off your high horse and let me stay on mine!


 COMMENT 349747 helpful negative off topic

2012-12-03 02:39 PM

2mm optical opening and you think "zooming in" with a phone camera would render what, the the name of the passengers. The OP did fine with the tool in hand and their location. Usually this post wouldn't have any photo, but it just goes to show you, you're damned if you do, damned if you don't.


 COMMENT 349810 helpful negative off topic

2012-12-03 02:43 PM

349805 - Well pin a rose on your nose. You are the EXCEPTION, not the rule.


 COMMENT 349816 helpful negative off topic

2012-12-03 02:54 PM

794/810, actually i think 805 is closer to the norm.....there are quite a few of us that fit that description in this town.

but your stance has improved. in the past you used to deny any such life balance was possible...i'm assuming you are the same individual who loves to post about the evil weed, addictions, etc....and generally completes the post with a comment about wasted life....


 COMMENT 349817 helpful negative off topic

2012-12-03 02:57 PM

@772 LOL, never gets old. Thanks for the laugh.

@750 I think we need to recognize that if these panga guys are bringing hundreds of pounds of the stuff into the state then whoever is buying it is pretty responsible for whatever happens when the panga guys show up.


 COMMENT 349823 helpful negative off topic

2012-12-03 03:10 PM

The Go Get'em Sheriff-Special WeaponsAndTacticsSmallPlatoon was a little late, as the CG already had the suspects in custody. It was a big show of force, doing no good whatsoever to help intercept a small boat crew, who would have escaped but for the sheriff's brilliant deployment maneuver? Never mind the CG, who would have lost the panga boat if not for the brilliant sheriff. Right?

The Sheriff is brilliant tho at getting the Go Get'em crowd fired up. Mission Accomplished. Helicopter launched. Big marijuana boat captured. Ya-hoo. And now we'll cut back on your grandmas health care to pay for it. And spend a million to prosecute, incarcerate and obliterate whilst we tell said grandma we can't afford your healthcare dear sweetie. We're real good at that aren't we.


 COMMENT 349826P helpful negative off topic

2012-12-03 03:14 PM

Okay. This particular use of word "interdict" is strange and not really appropriate. The helicopter "headed" to what? Prohibit the panga? Impede it? Veto it? Damage it? Destroy it?

I agree "interdict" may be used as a verb, but why not write intercept or board or confiscate? K.I.S.S.


 COMMENT 349747 helpful negative off topic

2012-12-03 03:18 PM

Let it go. The dictionary already interdicted you.


 COMMENT 349842 helpful negative off topic

2012-12-03 03:48 PM

Wow the bitterness is sad , They give Morphie to cancer patinets so why not Pot,, As far as mexican weed I have not seen anyone who partakes in that crap just because of were and who benifits from it, as with anything i,am sure there is a market for it,It amazes my how judgemental so many can be, Guess that helps explain why the world is going to hell,Were is the love, Boy we could use some,


 COMMENT 349850 helpful negative off topic

2012-12-03 04:06 PM

I agree, 772 for the win...lol....


 COMMENT 349780P helpful negative off topic

2012-12-03 04:11 PM

349805 Actually you and the millions of others who use what is considered illegal narcotics under Federal Law did contribute to the deaths, its just like buying a Blood Diamond you contribute to the market which causes this. I think the war on drugs is stupid and we should just legalize all of it but just because you don't agree with Federal Law does not absolve you. It's obviously more important to you to get "high" every now and then, than to think about the cycle of violence you contribute to as a end consumer creating supply. Many of the same people who liked to chant act locally, think globally do not want to admit their complicity in the drug trade which is not really a surprise.


 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

2012-12-03 04:14 PM

Who is buying the nasty weed?


 COMMENT 349774 helpful negative off topic

2012-12-03 04:15 PM

I don't think that's really fair, there's plenty of marijuana grown within the states that has nothing to do with Mexican cartels or contributing to gang warfare. You're simplifying an incredibly complex issue, which is something people on both sides of the argument do constantly which winds up trivializing the really important stuff.


 COMMENT 349859 helpful negative off topic

2012-12-03 04:22 PM

@805 Go tell you smoke filled story to the parents and family of the Coast Guardsman who was KILLED this weekend- I'm sure they would love to hear about your cat and such


 COMMENT 349750 helpful negative off topic

2012-12-03 04:24 PM

853P -805 here. I don't see in your argument how you logically connect my smoking of LOCALLY grown pot (trust me, it's grown in SB) to the deaths caused by drug cartels.

Yes, there is a demand fueled by billions of people worldwide for illegal substances. Yes, countless acts of violence and murder are a result of this demand by way of drug cartels, smuggling, and more.

But NO, me smoking locally grown weed every now and then does NOT make me an "end consumer" of mexican grown and smuggled pot.

That's like saying everyone who likes to wear clothes is responsible for sweat shops.

Try again......


 COMMENT 349864 helpful negative off topic

2012-12-03 04:28 PM

Geez, what a thread. Me and most people I know quit smoking dope after we graduated seventh grade and had to actually get stuff done.


 COMMENT 349780P helpful negative off topic

2012-12-03 04:39 PM

805 unless you are growing it yourself you are a contributor, it doesn't matter whether its Mexican or locally grown do you actually think the local guy selling a couple pounds isn't part of the drug trade, you can type words so you can't be that unintelligent.


 COMMENT 349872P helpful negative off topic

2012-12-03 04:52 PM

I strongly interdict anyone's insertion that personal use is harmless. Unless you're growing your own, you're buying it from someone who does or any number of middle persons. But, the same fine crowd that wants the gubmeent to give them everything also wants The Man to get off its furry backside and be left alone.


 COMMENT 349873 helpful negative off topic

2012-12-03 04:53 PM

Who provided our Co. Sheriffs with the Blackhawk helo? Just curious.


 COMMENT 349810 helpful negative off topic

2012-12-03 04:54 PM

349842 - They give Morphie to cancer patinets?? Wouldn't mind a hit off your stash.

And 805 - Last I checked, every one of those huge weed busts in the local forest were run by these cartels. So no, local is not better. You are still part of the problem. And please tell me you don't have kids. Nothing worse than a father teaching his son how to be an addict.


 COMMENT 349817 helpful negative off topic

2012-12-03 04:54 PM

If you don't like my fire...


 COMMENT 349753 helpful negative off topic

2012-12-03 04:59 PM

If they weren't bringing WEED, it would be Meth, or Blow, or Humans or whatever...... This country is supposed to be secure. I don't think people get what goes on sometimes down in AZ and Texas and why they are fed up. Now we have our first fatality. I think blaming it on WEED is totally oversimplifying it and I think bringing up the argument of legalize it or home grown is pretty insensitive when one of your servicemen lost his life trying to keep the place secure so you could argue about what WEED you smoke.


 COMMENT 349872P helpful negative off topic

2012-12-03 05:23 PM

I believe coke is also in the news as arriving by sea. And, we know about the illegal immigrants by panga. Meth, I don't hear much about its importation. It seems anyone with a short ingredients list can make their own in one afternoon in the privacy of their own abode. I'm pretty sure that the byproducts are going down the drain and that is something that apparently doesn't warrant a drum circle from the grayhaired ponytail bunch.


 COMMENT 349898 helpful negative off topic

2012-12-03 05:42 PM

753, I'm sure YOU don't know what goes down in AZ or TX or even here in this particular case. Let's leave the case to it's (very sad) facts, please.


 COMMENT 349753 helpful negative off topic

2012-12-03 06:00 PM

Sure you just keep on keepin on with that story. See if this happens again. Your panga count is jumping by the week. Happy Trails.


 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

2012-12-03 06:21 PM

"Greyhaired ponytailed bunch?" Drum Circle? I have never put my long greay hair in a pony tail nor been to a drum circle.


 COMMENT 349918P helpful negative off topic

2012-12-03 06:37 PM

It's abundantly clear that marijuana and stupidity are highly correlated. There's still a tiny bit of doubt whether it's cause and effect. The same goes for tobacco and alcohol.


 COMMENT 349919 helpful negative off topic

2012-12-03 06:39 PM

The Sheriffs' Office has a gray dual engine Huey H model helicopter, not a Blackhawk.


 COMMENT 349923P helpful negative off topic

2012-12-03 07:22 PM



 COMMENT 349932 helpful negative off topic

2012-12-03 07:49 PM

News Flash.... 2 Mexican nationals intercepted 20 miles north of the border by a Coast Guard cutter for the death of Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Terrell Horne.

Whatever this alleged BlackHawk full of SO officers armed to the gills was up to it wasn't to fly 250 miles south to interdict, intercept or interrupt the panga's efforts to make it back to their home waters. Methinks the OP's imagination got a little carried away at supposing what was going on in that tiny helicopter flying off from SBA, at regular staging area for any LEO raid.


 COMMENT 349936 helpful negative off topic

2012-12-03 08:09 PM

932, where did you get that it was 20 miles N of the border? Every other report makes it sound like it was in the same area as the incident.

While I'm for legalizing weed, I'm not clear how the "end the drug war" crowd speaks to legalizing coke, meth, heroin, and so on. So if we just legalize weed, won't we just see pangas of those other things? Are people really advocating legalizing everything and do they really think that would ever in a million years pass into law in this country? If so, put down the bong!


 COMMENT 349941 helpful negative off topic

2012-12-03 08:32 PM

Better late then never!


 COMMENT 349768 helpful negative off topic

2012-12-03 08:47 PM

OP here. Yes, sheriff doesn't have a Blackhawk, they were picked up and transported in one.

Yes, blurry, zoomed in with iPhone and then low res image on Edhat. Better than Keyt though.

770p- how embarrassing for you to be so very incorrect about interdict. Google can help you next time. Apology accepted.

Btw, Merriam's uses the word in this precise context as an example:
to stop, seize, or interrupt while in progress or on course
Synonyms block, interdict, pick off
Related Words capture, catch, collar, corral, grab, seize, snare, snatch, trap


 COMMENT 349967 helpful negative off topic

2012-12-04 06:18 AM

Back to the topic—Santa Cruz Island is currently closed under orders of Channel Islands National Park. Island Packers cancelled their boat today—Tuesday. This story isn't over yet.


 COMMENT 349810 helpful negative off topic

2012-12-04 06:58 AM

349967 - Believe me....they will scour Santa Cruz Island until they find something. Dope, smugglers, illegals....whatever. A panga boat containing nothing but these two makes the prosecutors job a lot more difficult.


 COMMENT 350026P helpful negative off topic

2012-12-04 09:13 AM

While the death of any human being is always to be regretted and deplored the cause of this death, and more among non-police, is directly related to drug laws which ignore the right of individuals to control their own bodies. Drug laws were instituted as a means of asserting control over Americans and to benefit the corporations then extending their business strategies into new sales areas. Prohibition was funded by Rockefeller to displace alcohol which was in competition with gasoline as a fuel for automobiles. Marijuana was outlawed to benefit Hearst, who had vast stands of trees which he wanted to sell for pulp into the paper industry. Industrial hemp was competition.

California has let the FED's know we want legalized pot. While I've never used pot myself I am well aware many view it as both a medical necessity and as a recreational resource. I don't use it. But that is my choice. Others should be free to chose for themselves.

The cost of enforcement is enormous, feeding occasional users into the prison system, which is now run for profit as well.

Industrial hemp is a green product. No one can get 'high' on it but every material needed to build a house, except glass, can be produced from it as a raw material. Legalizing Industrial hemp could turn around the economy of our state.

Now, think about this issue again and google the number of deaths of ordinary citizens, forgotten except by their families, who died during swat raids or arrests related to marijuana.


 COMMENT 349918P helpful negative off topic

2012-12-04 10:31 AM

26P - Fantasyland.


 COMMENT 350136P helpful negative off topic

2012-12-04 12:58 PM

Turns out 932 was right about the capture. From CNN, after the incident.

The panga boat fled.

Around 5 a.m. Sunday, about four hours after the initial crash, the panga was located about 20 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border, according to the criminal complaint.

Coast Guard officers pulled up and ordered the boat's occupants, at gunpoint, to exit the boat. They refused to comply, and the panga raced away. It then stalled, refused further orders, and sped away again, the complaint said.

In the third try, a Coast Guard officer pepper-sprayed both men on the panga. That boat's driver was detained after a struggle with Coast Guard officers, while his passenger was "detained without incident," the criminal complaint said.

The suspects had entered the United States "illegally from Mexico," according to the document.

Meija-Leyva told investigators "he was taking gasoline to some lost friends north of Los Angeles," and Beltran-Higuera said he'd been offered $3,000 to transport gas to a waiting panga boat off the U.S. coast.


 COMMENT 349872P helpful negative off topic

2012-12-04 01:53 PM

Look for the USCG to become markedly underfunded and handed bean bags for ammo. Upholding laws and defending our sovereignty? Not if the counter-culturalist apologists have a say so.


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