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General / Confirmed: Barry Cooper arrested again
« on: September 01, 2010, 09:59:23 PM »
After Ian and Mark announced this Friday night, I started looking into this. One reporter in Texas for the Odessa American responded to my inquiry and stated he had received an anonymous call from someone who pretty much bragged about arresting Barry again. The reporter did not have time to look into but did so after I emailed him.

http://www.oaoa.com/news/cooper-52193-enforcement-charge.html


 Cooper arrested again
August 31, 2010 10:30 AM
ODESSA AMERICAN

AUSTIN Barry N. Cooper, a former narcotics law enforcement officer turned marijuana activist, said he was charged on Thursday with conducting private investigations without a license, a Class A misdemeanor. The charge appeared to be related to Cooper’s “Kopbusters” hoaxes in which he videotapes various police departments seeking to find what he terms police corruption.

Department of Public Safety officials said the charge was filed in Williamson County, but the affidavit for his arrest could not be obtained late Monday afternoon.

Cooper said by phone Monday that he was arrested by a SWAT team at about 4:30 p.m. Thursday. He said he was released after more than 10 hours in jail on $10,000 bond.

The arrest came just two days after Ector County prosecutors said they would not pursue misdemeanor charges filed by the Texas Rangers in connection with a December 2008 Kopbusters hoax in Odessa in which Cooper set up a faux marijuana grow house. He had been charged with filing a false report to a peace officer.

Cooper said he plans to hold a press conference Wednesday at the state capitol to address his most recent arrest. Cooper also faces misdemeanor charges of filing a false report in connection with another Kopbusters hoax in Williamson County and possession of marijuana.

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The Show / Re: Critique on call-handling
« on: August 31, 2010, 02:10:15 AM »
I cut people off?  You must be listening to the wrong show.  Last night we kept the most oppositional caller for a segment and invited him for another one, but he hung up.

Next time you hear it, please call me out on-the-air, so I'll know I've been a bad boy.

Yes, you cut people off and/or talk over them unless they agree with you, just like yesterday's show with the dillrod from Keene that called in. You call your show "Free Talk", but it is nothing of the sort. When the guy wanted to talk you (or mark- don't recall exactly) announced that "this isn't a soapbox" ,talked over him, cut him off, treated him like an asshole, and then proceeded to treat the show as YOUR soapbox. I didn't agree with the caller, but you guys did chop his call up and badger him to the point that he got disgusted and hung up. Hardly "free talk". Perhaps you should rename the show "We talk, and if you say anything we don't like we talk over you, Live". I have no desire for being treated like this, so don't expect a call from me, ever. BTW, this guy seemed like he was intentionally setting himself up to be knocked down. I am suspicious that he was a plant by you guys to make yourselves look like you are "winning" (or actually having) discussions .

First, you say they cut people off, then, its you cut people off and or talk over them, then you give one incident. Then you say can't recall if it was Ian or Mark, then you say they chopped up the guys call. I'm going out on a limb here and say that there was no plant and it was you who called. That would explain why you are so angry and why you are exaggerating! If it was not you, I would suggest you listen to the archives and refresh your memory; they are free, that is unless you claim they aren't!

Free Talk does not mean you can say whatever you want as I am pretty sure profanity is not allowed. There is a line radio talk show host have to draw; profanity is one and if someone is not making any sense or saying stupid stuff while making no sense would be another.

The beautiful thing about freedom is; if you don't like the show, you can turn it off!

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