Friday, May 23, 2008

Drew Charged?

  • ...it was the size of a short-barreled rifle police seized from Drew Peterson in November that prompted authorities Wednesday to file a felony weapons charge against him.
Maybe we are misremembering the time line. Can someone correct it if we're wrong?
  • Stacy disappears, Drew is named a suspect
  • Authorities seize Drew's guns during the course of a number of search warrants, including the "short barrel rifle"
  • Drew retires under a cloud of suspicion
  • Drew asks for his guns back, is refused, appeals, loses his FOID card, has his guns turned over to his son for safekeeping
The sticking point in our minds is the time frame of the seizure (if we remember it correctly). If the allegedly short barreled gun is his SWAT weapon, and that's the gun he trained with and qualified with, what's the problem? It wasn't sawed off - it was a barrel manufactured for the gun. Bolingbrook qualified him with the weapon for years, so they didn't have a problem with it. SWAT persons are allowed to modify guns for their missions, including much shorter rifles for clearing buildings and such. If the gun was legal when he was a cop, and he hadn't quite retired when they seized it (including contractually allowed time off), then the state is liable to give Drew a bunch of money for malicious prosecution.

For the tiny brains, we'll repeat, we think Drew is guilty of a number of things. But this is getting stupid, and you and we as taxpayers, are on the hook for State Police missteps in this case.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC

where were they when they seized the weapon. No one had a ruler then? He was still a active cop, he retired after the search warrants. ATF would have handled it federally if it was a legit charge.

All the suburbs allow you to buy your duty weapons from the burb. When i left a neighboring suburb of Bolingbrook I was able to keep my city issued Moseberg,which I purchased via a ten dollar pay roll deduction twice a month from the village.

Even the state police who are almost as anal as the CPD allowed the troops to keep there state issued nine mls when they switched to the 40 cal.

5/23/2008 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

much like when I measure my penis...do u measure from the taint up or what? where does the barrel start? at the chamber? I wouldnt put it past the goofs to screw that up too

5/23/2008 12:37:00 AM  
Anonymous riviera remy said...

Either secure an arrest warrant charging Peterson with murder(s) or leave him alone. The latest "too short barrel" beef is nitpicking chickenshit that only shows your frustration and desperation.

P.S.: Stacy was recently seen at the Cannes Film Festival. Check the beach at Antibes or St. Tropez. She's invariably sipping absinthe topless with just a blue thong.

CHERCHEZ LA FEMME!

5/23/2008 12:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Minimum barrel length(rifles) is 16" per Federal and State law.

Departments can have SBRs short barreled rifles,civilians(except FFLs)cannot in Illinois.

If it was a Department issued gun, Drew would have had to have turned it in.

Officers cannot take an AR15 and put a barrel on it less than 16",only Departments can.

Department SBRs,SBSGs,MGs SMGs must be registered with BATFE,they are tax exempt from the $200.

Officers cannot build their own SBR AR15,Shotguns,machine guns or submachine guns.

So,did Drew build his own SBR AR and Bolingbrook allowed him to carry it illegally?Or did he build it on his own for personal non-duty use??

5/23/2008 02:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Scc's Mom said...

Way to stay on top of things SCC.
You piss and moan about the suntimes and trib using the blog for articles, but you have no problem taking their stuff and putting it here.
Just in from the news desk. This story came out 2 days ago.

5/23/2008 05:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is the barrel less than 16" in length? Under Federal law, part of the 16" can include a PERMANENTLY attached flash hider or muzzlebrake.

If so, it's illegal for him to possess NOW without registering his ownership of a short barreled rifle (SBR) with the BATFE.

If there's a "FORMER Law Enforcement Officer" exemption to the provisions of the National Firearms Act of 1934 (NFA34), I'm sure a lot of people would like to see you cite it. So far, I haven't seen anybody produce any evidence that Peterson either planned to register that firearm as an SBR OR that he planned to transfer it to someone lawfully entitled to possess it.

If you want to repeal the NFA34, you'll get a lot of support. If you want to just give somebody a pass on its provisions just because they USED to be a cop, not so much.

5/23/2008 06:19:00 AM  
Blogger SCC said...

You piss and moan about the suntimes and trib using the blog for articles, but you have no problem taking their stuff and putting it here.
Just in from the news desk. This story came out 2 days ago.


And did you notice that we attribute it to the Sun Times? We bitch about attribution dumb ass.

And we didn't see word one about the time line concerning confiscation, either in the paper or in your reply.

Are you going to address the issue at hand or are you just going to keep putting on Mommy's dress, hose and lipstick and troll for tranny hookers to murder in the basement?

5/23/2008 06:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What exactly is the actual murder case clearance rate over the years of the ISP?

What makes state troopers expert homicide detectives anyway?

The ISP junior G-men act the same as J-Feds buddies. All talk, swoop in make an easy smoking gun pinch, and ride to glory!

5/23/2008 06:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YES, U SEE IF YOU UNSCREW THE COMPENSATOR THE WEAPON IS CLEARLY A FRACTION OF AN INCH TOO SHORT.

5/23/2008 07:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

where does the barrel start? at the chamber? I wouldnt put it past the goofs to screw that up too

It's measured from the breechface to the end of any PERMANENTLY-AFFIXED (meaning welded, brazed, or blind-pinned) muzzle devices.

IL does not allow private citizens, even cops, to own SBR's, period. Cops can POSSESS them in the course of official duties, but ownership remains with the department.

There is no "retired police" exemption to NFA '34. Believe me, I've looked.

5/23/2008 08:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...murder tranny hookers..."

Dude, having a bad day? Let's go have a beer.

5/23/2008 09:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So,did Drew build his own SBR AR and Bolingbrook allowed him to carry it illegally?Or did he build it on his own for personal non-duty use??

5/23/2008 02:50:00 AM

Who the fuck cares ????

5/23/2008 09:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Talk about "finding" issues, the barrel was 3/16th's of an inch too short.

The chocolate on my donut is thicker than that....

8)

5/23/2008 09:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is he guilty of?

5/23/2008 11:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
much like when I measure my penis...do u measure from the taint up or what? where does the barrel start? at the chamber? I wouldnt put it past the goofs to screw that up too

5/23/2008 12:37:00 AM

The proper way to determine barrel length on a Rifle,Shotgun,Semi-auto pistol is to place a rod of somekind down the bore/barrel.

When the rod hits the breachface,mark the rod at the muzzle(end)of the barrel.

(revolvers:rod goes to end of forcing cone,not through cylinder to recoil shield)

Measure the distance between the two point,you now have the barrel length.

Flash hiders/suppressors do not count unless they are permantly affixed(welded,brazed,blind pinned).

5/23/2008 11:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there really a need for anyone to have these chopped rifles or any high-cap. weapon? Or do guys just want them because it makes them cool?

5/23/2008 12:51:00 PM  
Blogger Mary A. Mitchell said...

I think Drew is the hottest man to walk the face of the earth! The man is a stud muffin!

5/23/2008 01:39:00 PM  
Blogger TheBronze said...

Bollingbrook's Chief said that it wasn't a dept. issued rifle, that Drew purchased it privately. The pic that I've seen of the rifle (if it is the actual rifle in question) has a far shorter (at least 2-3 inches) barrel than the mandated 16" barrel.

5/23/2008 01:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

riviera remy said...
Either secure an arrest warrant charging Peterson with murder(s) or leave him alone. The latest "too short barrel" beef is nitpicking chickenshit that only shows your frustration and desperation.

I'm ISP (father was CPD) and I agree. But, I'm sure it'll come to no surprise to CPD officers here that ISP is now more political/department/clout heavy and who you know/blow than ever before. Been like this since the Gainer Error.

Couple the Peterson fiasco with the Riley Fox debacle and it's easy to see that the ISP is beginning to reap what it sows when it comes to promoting or transfering those who have no business doing what their new job entails.

5/23/2008 01:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like they are grasping at straws. In this case, for the sake of P.O.s everywhere and the 2nd Amendment I hope he wins his case. I am sure they are checking his .223 ballistic sample, and every gun he owns against every other homicide, drive-by, dead dog case nationwide. It wouldn't surprise me if they were checking to see if he killed the Northside Cougar or was the mysterious gunman on the grassy knoll.

Like I said, for our sake
I hope he wins this case. As far as the rest of it goes, I would like to see:

(A) Ideally, but not likely, Stacey is found alive and well and living with...

(B) Some really excellent police work finds out what actually happened; if foul-play is involved, they build a good case, and convicts the guilty party, whoever that is.

Stay safe, and be sure all you guns check out.

5/23/2008 03:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Bluedude said...

I was a little surprised that Joe Rotti (back of the FOP book...) was representing him

5/23/2008 04:07:00 PM  
Anonymous mr sandman said...

Im putting sand in my bags as we speak...

5/23/2008 06:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I think Drew is the hottest man to walk the face of the earth! The man is a stud muffin!

5/23/2008 01:39:00 PM"


Sorry, but you're 3x too old for the playa'.

And that's only your first strike.

5/23/2008 07:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

operation sandbag, what a bunch of pricks. having watched this guy for months i believe he just wants to be left alone and will not beef.

5/23/2008 07:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can we just screw this queer for once and all?

5/23/2008 08:14:00 PM  
Blogger ispeeved said...

we are indeed a fucked up organization. then it only makes sense that we would fuck this investigation up too. We used to be somebody, with some great investigators that could kick ass with the best of the big city departments be it dope, guns, gangs, homicides, crime scenes, etc. We now specialize in seat belt details for uniform, and the only investigation skills we have mastered is internal affairs, and are our guys are great at that. Law enforcement is a fucking joke in this day and age, and the taxpayers of this city, county, and state are paying the price. Your moral is bad, ours is bad. You say fuck it, we say fuck it. You got merit promo's, we got suck jobs singin in the same choir. all we got is all we got. stay safe brothers and sisters in CPD.

5/23/2008 09:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ISP's gun unit does stupid shit just as much as CPD's gun unit.
Our only hope is the SCOTUS ruling coming up soon.

5/23/2008 10:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Scc's father said...

SCC said...
And we didn't see word one about the time line concerning confiscation, either in the paper or in your reply.

Are you going to address the issue at hand or are you just going to keep putting on Mommy's dress, hose and lipstick and troll for tranny hookers to murder in the basement?


Oh I'm sorry for not including a time line. But hey you want to call me out on it, wheres your time line?
Maybe the statute of limitations does exist in your district, but for the rest of us you can arrest the guy up until the limit expires.
And which issue at hand would you like me to address. The fact the guy owned a short barreled rifle? The fact that the state locked him up on it?

Or is the issue the fact you don't really know what your talking about? Where in the statute does it give any exemption for police officers to have a short barrel?
Let me spell it out for you.
(c) Subsection 24‑1(a)(7) does not apply to or affect any of the following:
(1) Peace officers while in performance of their
official duties.

The guys not on the swat team, and I guess the rifle at his house was performing an official duty.

5/23/2008 10:49:00 PM  
Blogger SCC said...

Oh I'm sorry for not including a time line. But hey you want to call me out on it, wheres your time line?

Gee dumb fuck - do we have to keep pointing out your stupidity? Did you happen to check the post? On the main page? The indented portion labeled "timeline"?

Maybe the statute of limitations does exist in your district, but for the rest of us you can arrest the guy up until the limit expires.

Statute of limitations? Drew hasn't even been retired 6 months. Statute of limitations is at least 2 years and the point wasn't that the statute of limitations was approaching - it wasn't. Our point was he was charged for possessing the gun while still an active member of the force.

And which issue at hand would you like me to address. The fact the guy owned a short barreled rifle? The fact that the state locked him up on it?

Um, how about the issue addressed in the post? That Bolingbrook qualified him on the weapon while he was an active member of the force, he was still an active member when they took it, then they charge him for having the weapon they authorized him to have?

If you can find an error in our timeline, point it out like we asked people to do. We even said "if we remember it correctly" so we're open to the possibility that we might be wrong.

Your reading skills border somewhere between ignoramus and moron. You better go check on "mom" as it's obvious the two of you have been rummaging through the pantyhose drawers again prior to your Friday jaunt in the transvestite joints. GFY asshat.

5/23/2008 11:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm going to share my deepest, darkest secret with you. I know many of you agree with me but dare not say it. After this last debacle by bully authorities...

I'M CHEERING FOR DREW!

However, I reserve the right to change my mind only if it is proven beyond all reasonable doubt that Mr. Peterson is a murderer.

I am a honorable, law-abiding person, I am NOT a police officer.

5/24/2008 07:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Focus on the case at hand, the missing wife. The ISP looks like a bunch of cry babies who can't find a burgalr in a phone booth. Act professional. If you find enough evidence to charge him with murder do so, if not leave the man alone. Keep it as a cold case. Be and act professional.

5/24/2008 09:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Drew is the hottest man to walk the face of the earth! The man is a stud muffin!

5/23/2008 01:39:00 PM

You're the Richie Scotchbreath poster aren't you? I can tell, ya little prankster you!

5/24/2008 10:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"I think Drew is the hottest man to walk the face of the earth! The man is a stud muffin!

5/23/2008 01:39:00 PM"

If you are female, under 21 years old and come from a difunctional family then call drew. He is great with young, insecure females. Of course their life expectancy is rather short.

5/24/2008 10:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Is there really a need for anyone to have these chopped rifles or any high-cap. weapon? Or do guys just want them because it makes them cool?

5/23/2008 12:51:00 PM


We don't have to show need to own one,this is America.The highest posted speed limit in Illinois is 65mph,I can still buy and own my Porshe 911.

Genius.

5/24/2008 10:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The photo of the weapon does indeed appear to be less than 16"However the flashhider is reoved and it appears to have something light in color around the thread shoulder.

Could ISP or BBPD removed the silver brazed flashhider from the weapon??

5/24/2008 10:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Weapons or no weapons, Drew Peterson is a f*cked-up jagoff.

5/24/2008 09:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is all about getting to his pension. Charge him with a felony that occurred while he was still a police officer, owning and using an illegal weapon. If he should get convicted, then his pension is GONE.

5/25/2008 11:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's all Drew-all the time.

5/25/2008 07:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do not defend that piece of shit . He got away with murder and gave all law enforcements officers a bad name, the guy is a criminal, do not defend him, the cocky bastard got away with the most horrific crime you can commit. He is just like OJ. The cocky bastard should never have been a cop he used his training to kill. The bastard is laughing at us all, would you want him to date your daughter, the sick bastard deserves to go jail in what ever charge they can get him, remeber Al Capone got busted for tax evation, if you don't get him on murder get him with the gun, who gives a shit . Poetic Justice.

5/26/2008 06:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This guy seems to be a "chick magnet" how does he find these "trailer gals"?????

5/27/2008 07:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
This guy seems to be a "chick magnet" how does he find these "trailer gals"?????

5/27/2008 07:29:00 PM

Stargazers

5/28/2008 08:02:00 PM  

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