Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Zach Pierson's Newsletter


Jose Sanchez
5’9’’ 185 pounds

On Monday February 23rd at 3:14 a.m. The NMU Bounty Hunters Team approached a suspected drug house located on Presque Isle Avenue. Our objective was to enter through the front and back door at the same time creating no exit for our target, Jose Sanchez. When the signal was given to enter the house we immediately knew something was wrong. As team one entered through the back door they were instantly confused by the layout of the house. The house had been recently remodeled and the blue prints we received were not up to date. Not knowing which way to go, team one entered the house and made their way to the living room which in the old blue print would have been the bedroom. Team two mad the same mistake which also brought them to the living room. This mistake by our team allowed Sanchez, who was woken by our team opening every door in the house, to slip out the back door right behind our team. A foot chase then ensued through the neighborhoods near Presque Isle Avenue. He was chased for over a mile when he finally escaped after jumping a few fences near Longyear Avenue.
Sanchez is wanted on multiple crimes. On the 10th of January he held a cashier at the St.Ignace Holiday gas station at gun point while he robbed the register. Later that month, on the 22nd he broke into a Munising home, held a family at gun point and proceeded to steal over $10,000 worth of electronics. His most recent crime has involved selling drugs all around the Marquette area. This criminal must be stopped immediately. He is to be considered armed and dangerous. If you are to come in contact with this man do NOT attempt to approach him. Immediately call the NMU Bounty Hunters or police and we will be there within minutes to put this dangerous criminal in custody.
We hope that his letter has in no way shaken your confidence in the NMU Bounty Hunters ability to protect and serve the city of Marquette. We have no doubts that we will find Jose Sanchez in the near future and he will be brought to justice. If you have any information about this case please call or email our office.

News Letter -mike weidel

NMU Bounty Hunters Association
This is a friendly reminder that the NMU Bounty Hunters are here to make your neighborhoods a safer place. We go through the cities and find criminals that have been eluding the police forces in each particular area. By accomplishing our job and finding our targets, we make sure that the law is followed through and that the people who were wronged can be at peace in the knowledge that the criminals in question receive their just punishment.
However, the people in these neighborhoods can also be a great boon to us. There is no question that when everyone in their homes are looking out for each other and keeping an eye out for suspicious behavior that crime and the opportunity to commit a crime diminish. Also when good citizens do the right thing by calling enforcement agencies when their assistance is needed, they not only help the person in question, but the agency by supporting in their ability to do their job more efficiently. As such we as bounty hunters rely heavily on feedback from honest citizens to drop hints or straight out tell us where our best chances of finding those avoiding the law are. The better the cooperation, the quicker we can finish our purpose, and the safer and better off everyone will be in the long run.
For all the help we have received so far from such honest citizens, we owe our gratitude. In light of this, anyone who sees suspicious personnel or has knowledge of the area in which there have been rumors or sightings of people posted as wanted should contact our department as soon as possible. The number to reach our department is 906-227-1029. Remember, while we appreciate the contact information from our callers, so that we may contact you back if we require information or clarification, anonymous calls are always welcomed. I should also inform you good people that any person we receive information from is always withheld and protected. Another avenue to reach our headquarters is by E-Mail at www.nmubountyhunters.com.
Again on behalf of my company, I wanted to thank everyone who has helped us out in the past and those that will do so in the future. The more help we receive from the public, the more efficient we will be. Remember, your city is your home with loved ones, don’t allow anyone to jeopardize that for any reason.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Mike Weidel Instructions

Mike Weidel
NMU Bounty Hunters
Marquette, MI 49855

How to Write a Case Brief

NOTE: This how to instruction assumes that the reader has some knowledge of what a case brief is, its purpose, etc. These instructions only go into detail on how to write one. A case brief is a summarization of a case with all of the “important” aspects needed by a lawyer as a reminder, so along with the format keep in mind that only necessary parts should be mentioned as a guideline. Two key components are to make all titles in bold and to make sure and add the case citation, which is what you use to find the case, at the top.

The Format of the case is in bold
1) The most important part of a case brief is the five major rudimentary parts. These consist of the facts, the legal question, the answer the court comes up with, the reasoning behind the answer, assenting and dissenting opinions, and then the conclusion. Depending on the teacher these titles can change, but I will refer to them as facts, issues, decision, reasoning, and conclusion. This is a paper format that is a summarization to quickly confirm the important aspects you need to know.

How to appropriately apply the rudimentary parts of a case
2) The facts are the reasons for the case concerning the citizen’s end, the beginning issue such as who stole what from who and then the legal aspect concerning which courts the case has gone through up until the court that holds the case you are briefing.

3) From there we have the legal question. In the legal question you put all the aspects that this case has been a case so far. For example, is it a First Amendment Issue, maybe a property issue, or even a religious issue that conflicts with a law? It is even possible that all of these questions are in the case you are briefing, in which case all are written down.

4) Next is the decision handed down by the courts. This is a simple yes or no, depending on the teacher or person you may create this for, you may be required to give a very brief answer as to why in a single sentence. If they need clarification.

5) The fourth step is to give the court’s reasoning for the answers that they give, including precedent and other factors.

6) The next part is not necessarily in the case that you are briefing, but first is to give any dissenting opinions made by justices and then any concurring opinions which can be confusing because they are made with agreeing how the case was decided, but not for the reasons that it was decided that way. Concurring and dissenting opinions are usually marked with a label, either in bold or italics.

7) The final step is to give the conclusion. This also can vary in how to do it because some teachers merely want the summery of the case and how it impacts future cases that are similar. (How it could be used as precedent). The other way is to have your personal opinion of the case, whether or not it was decided right or for the right reasons, adding what you feel is missing or should have been considered (Similar to your personal assenting or Dissenting opinion).

Lindsey Kinnunen's Instructions

How to present criminal evidence in court
When you become a social worker, on occasion, you will have present evidence in front of a judge and jury. You must be able to do this because you need to try to make it clearer for the judge to convict a person or to let them free.

Things you’ll need
Pen or pencil
Documents to support your case (This may include transcripts of conversation, reports of incidents, or radio / telephone records.)

Step 1
The judge will ask you if you want to give evidence on behalf of your claim and of course, you will say yes. So, take all your evidence-–your documents that you have organized in a binder or folder-–and go to the witness stand.
Step 2
Be aware that you will be asked if you want to swear an oath saying that you will tell the truth. This oath is to God so if you feel uncomfortable, you can say an oath to the court that isn’t religious at all.

Step 3
Sit in the witness box next to the judge, open your evidence and begin talking. Speak into the microphone and be as clear as possible because you are being recorded.

Step 4
Bring a sheet that has step by step points for you to refer to, just so you don’t forget one. Tell your story in sequential order. Do not jump ahead or speak randomly. Address the judge as “Your Honor” to show respect.

Step 5
Tell the judge that you would like to submit your copy of a document or picture or whatever you have, as evidence. It will be marked as an exhibit and will become evidence that the judge considers when they make their decision.

Step 6
Once you have given your evidence, the court will let you leave the witness box and you may be told that you are released. This means that you can leave. Although you will normally be free to go, you might be asked to stay after you have given evidence if something new comes up. You can stay and listen to the rest of the case if you want to.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Instructions-- Alex Sackmann

Field Stripping of an M16 A2 Assault Rifle
Alex Sackmann
Due to the need of handling the m16 A2 assault rifle, all members of the NMU Bounty Hunters team must possess the knowledge to field strip the rifle in order to clean or replace parts in the field.
Warning: Gun powder residue may contain lead. Lead is a toxic substance that may cause cancer or other diseases. Field strip only in a well ventilated area and wash hands after handling. Firearms are dangerous and should only be handled by adults. Make sure the rifle is clear of ammunition before stripping and always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction.
1. First remove the magazine from the rifle. Push in the button on the right side of the rifle, just above and to the right of the trigger.

3. Pull back the charging handle to make sure the rifle is unloaded. Check the chamber.
4. Charging Handle

5. Push out the take down pin and the receiver pivot pin. The will separate the upper receiver from the lower receiver.

7. Pull back the charging handle (lower left picture), and remove the bolt carrier assembly (see picture 13).

9. Pull the charging handle back then down to remove it also.

10. On the bolt carrier assembly, remove the safety pin and the firing pin.
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12. Push in on the bolt assembly so it goes into a locked position.
13. Bolt Carrier Assembly>>
14. Give the bolt cam pin a quarter turn. This will allow you to pull it out.
15. bolt cam pin.

16. Once the bolt cam pin is out, you can now remove the bolt assembly.
17. Bolt Assembly

18. Once this is completed, the upper receiver is field stripped.

19. Now go back to the lower receiver.

21. Push down the retainer lever near the butt stock and spring.

23. Once this is pushed down, the spring will pop out.

24. Remove the buffer from the spring.
25. Buffer>>> spring

26. Field stripping of the lower receiver is now complete.

Refer to US Army Field Manuel 23-9 for further assistance

Sorry, the pictures didn't show up!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Press Release

We have called a press meeting today to discuss the reasons for the actions against our future target, Jason Troublemaker age twenty-six. His crimes have encompassed thievery, use of drugs, hijacking, and destruction of private property. As a criminal he is a danger to society and it is our privilege and duty to make sure that he is found and pays for all the wrongs he enforced on other good standing citizens.

Jason’s past experiences have included robbing a gas station and attempting to rob a country club. He has been tested with marijuana in his system on two accounts, the first while being pulled over for a traffic violation and the second when he was arrested for his first thievery attempt. The hijacking was his elderly neighbor’s teal Ford Taurus, the two were not well acquainted and he did not ask for permission. The destruction of private property was to his neighbor’s privacy fence, in which he drove through the gate and at the hospital where he hit an ambulance in his rush and then of course to the vehicle he drove throughout this occurrence. The ambulance driver and his son who was in the front seat suffered minor bruises as did the driver.

The cost that Jason has inflicted on his fellow neighbors has amounted to an estimated amount of $3,000. The figures for this number come from the two robberies where he stole $750 from the gas station, $50 from the country club, as the police were called to the scene, $150 for the privacy fence gate and $1,050 to the neighbor’s teal Taurus, and finally $1,000 from the exchange with the ambulance.

As the NMU Bounty Hunters, we are proud to use our personnel to find and bring this man to justice for the crimes he has committed against you good people and do our best to make sure he gets the full punishment of his actions to reconcile all of his misconduct as a citizen and prevent other such occurrences by his example. Thank you ladies and gentlemen for your time, that is all for the time being.

News Article

Detroit Free Press February 11, 2009

How Dangerous Are Our Criminals?

Many people saw the press release from the NMU Bounty Hunters earlier today, but do you know the whole story? Next we will take a closer look at the story from a different point of view, from the person who actually committed the crimes.

After Jason Troublemaker had been captured our news program had the privilege to be able to speak to him personally and found that there was much more behind the criminal behavior than one might have believed.

Jason apparently has a son suffering from medical issues and treatment and care have been expensive. Jason replied earlier when asked why he had done all these curious behaviors, what the motive was behind everything. He replied:

“We are short on money being from the middle class, but we love our son more than anything else in the world. When we looked at our options on how to help him, being as due to the seriousness of his condition our insurance would no longer cover us, we were not left with much choice. We sold off everything we had including our car t help follow the laws and do what we could to provide for our son. However that was not enough. I was left with no other option available but to find money as quickly as possible. That led to the robbery attempt and then the actual robbery of the gas station. While doing this, we felt bad about the lengths we had to go to and fell to using drugs to cope with our guilt. Afterwards our son had a physical lapse and we needed to get to the hospital quickly, I wasn’t thinking but saw our neighbor’s car in his parking spot and quickly hopped the privacy fence and hotwired it on. I drove through the fence and then put my son in the passenger seat and drove as quickly as I could to the nearest hospital and in my rush accidently hit an ambulance, which caused damage to both cars; the one I stole and the ambulance that I hit. After I managed to get my son help, the police showed up and handcuffed me. I know what I did was wrong, but I could see no other options and did what I thought was the best for my family, but I would like to publically apologize to any and everyone whom I caused any damage or grief to.”

This is quite the heartwarming tale. Jason is not quite the criminal that we were led to believe and if we look closely at his story we can see where it makes some sense.

Earlier this month the neighbors witnessed Jason selling their only car and could not figure out why. Jason also has had no previous criminal record, except for the past month when his son’s health started to wane critically. While petty crooks try stealing from gas stations and country clubs that are left unobserved, most do not attempt to steal a teal Ford Taurus, which are quite common and not usually sought after.

This concludes our behind the scenes peek at the true story and reasons for our caring criminal Jason Troublemaker. Thank you and goodnight, next we look at possible reasons for peanut butter that is causing health problems.