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Phillip Katsabanis, whose stage name is Stitches, was stopped Wednesday after his Porsche was seen in a handicapped space without a permit outside a Whole Foods supermarket in Miami Beach.

A Miami Beach police officer found a 9 mm Glock handgun inside the vehicle after Katsabanis denied having any firearms. Police also found a jar of mariuana in the car.  Katsabanis was charged with having a concealed firearm along with two additional drug charges.

Full story at ABC10 Miami.

Whoa really?  I would have never guessed this guy was into anything illegal.  hahah he has taken so many Ls in the past couple years.  I love how it says he “apologized” for not mentioning the gun.  What a sweet boy to apologize like that hahaha.

Stitches, A whole foods, a handicapped spot is almost as amazing as when Fabio got smoked by a goose (which bust his nose) when he was riding a roller coaster.

Thoughts?  #FREEPHILLIP? haha as Sean said “The firearms community and Tapco customer base have both suffered a great loss this day”

If you’re unfamiliar with Stitches’ shenanigans you can see my past posts here.

Gat tip: Chris, Manuel, Sean

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Oh wow this is too good:

The same guy who wanted to ban “assault weapons” and bullet buttons in trouble for firearms trafficking and a slew of other crimes.

He was charged with conspiracy to traffic in firearms without a license, and to illegally import firearms as well as a scheme to defraud citizens of honest services.

Yee and Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow, leader of the Chee Kung Tong Free Masons in San Francisco, were among 26 defendants charged in the federal criminal complaint Wednesday.

If convicted on all charges, Yee could face more than 100 years in prison. His bail was set at $500,000, unsecured, with the provision that he not leave the state. He was released from custody late Wednesday afternoon.

Full story – NBC

LOL “Shrimp Boy”, what an epic nickname.  I need to know the story behind that.

Looks like the Brady Campaign fails again. They honored Yee in 2006 for violence prevention.

mr-chow-hangover-did-you-dieThoughts?  I can’t say I’m surprised… he seemed like a slimeball to me from the beginning.  There are a lot of details about this case still emerging, but all I know is it all looks real shady.

Hat tip: Hydepark, Van

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The hardest rap you’ll ever hear:

Hardest on the ears.  Being a self proclaimed conisseur of rap, I find this especially difficult to watch.

Making rifle burs?  Is this guy some sort of ghetto gunsmith aiming to roughen up the edges on a firearm? hahah ;) Thank god it’s just a parody.   I’ve seen too many of this type of video on youtube where the people are dead serious.

NOTE: In hilarious related news, Soulja Douchebag got arrested on Tuesday after police found 5 oz. of marijauna and 3 firearms in his car after he was stopped for a burnt out tail light.   Oh sweet justice! That’s what you get for saying F**k the FBI and the ARMY on a song.  It seems nowadays celebs can just throw money at problems like this and they’ll just go away.  My guess is since he didn’t shoot any cops he’ll probably just get some Lindsay Lohan style community service and a small amount of house arrest.

Hat tip: Rene & Fred R.

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The video I talked about back in April:

Judge Emory A Pitt Jr. tossed all the charges filed against Anthony Graber, leaving only speeding and other traffic violations, and most likely sparing him a trial that had been scheduled for Oct. 12. The judge ruled that Maryland’s wire tap law allows recording of both voice and sound in areas where privacy cannot be expected. He ruled that a police officer on a traffic stop has no expectation of privacy.

Full Story – HERE

Well thank god common sense prevailed this time.

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LOS ANGELES, CA – Ex-rap music mogul Marion “Suge” Knight was arrested Thursday after he allegedly pointed a gun at a man and then drove off in his Cadillac, police said.

Knight, 45, was stopped by California Highway Patrol officers in suburban Gardena at about 12:30 a.m. and immediately turned over to Los Angeles police who swarmed around his white Escalade, according to police and news videos.

Knight was booked for investigation of assault with a deadly weapon — a gun — and also on a misdemeanor warrant alleging that he drove with a suspended license, Harding said.

He was being held on $65,000 bail, she said. (UPDATE: He posted bail last night)

It was not immediately clear whether Knight, a convicted felon, was still on parole. If he is, carrying a gun would be a parole violation that could end him back in jail.

Full Story – HERE

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We won’t be crossing the Maryland State Police any time soon. As Anthony Graber recently found out, exceeding the speed limit and showboating on your bike can easily end with having a gun pulled on you, your personal property confiscated and a trip to the clink. Graber was enjoying the weather on his bike, admittedly speeding and popping wheelies, all the time recording his exploits via a helmet cam. When he slowed for a stoplight, a car pulled in front of the bike, and the driver exited the vehicle with a gun drawn, demanding Graber get off of his motorcycle.

Here’s where things go from bad to worse. Graber gets his citation and heads home, only to have the state police show up a few days later with a warrant for four computers, two laptops and his camera. Why? Turns out there’s a law against audibly recording someone without their consent. It’s a felony.

Full Story – HERE

The Video:

[youtube width=”560″ height=”340″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHjjF55M8JQ[/youtube]

The problem I have with this:

  • The car is unmarked, has tint, and is not even a regular police car model
  • The officer not in uniform
  • The officer did not immediately display his badge
  • Took the officer a good 5 seconds to say “state police”.. and really why should that be believed?

I think it’s lucky the guy on the motorcycle didn’t freak out and take off, or else pull out a concealed gun of his own, because he probably would have got shot.

Also, I love how recording someone without consent is a felony… classic. :roll:

If the same thing happened to me, I would instantly think that the guy was some pissed off motorist that I cut off or something and that he was going to shoot me.  I definitely wouldn’t have stuck around to find out what was going to happen next.

Right at the end of the video you see a marked Maryland State Police car, but no siren or lights appear to be on.

UPDATE: there is a 2nd video HERE… it contains a bit more footage before and after, but the sound is cut out so we can’t tell if the siren was on.

Was it really necessary for the officer to pull his gun, rather than just flashing his badge and telling the guy to turn his bike off?  There doesn’t seem to be any sort of a threat that would warrant the gun coming out.

What do you guys think?

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