So, this is the man that is going around arresting people in connection with the Michael Phelps Bongate scandal and he’s a giant douche. Mr. Lott has an extremely decorated background in public service and law enforcement, but once again, he’ a giant douche.
According to this source, Lott is making a big stink about not wanting Phelps to be treated differently because of his fame. Oh, really? Then it’s safe to assume that South Caroline pursues arrests in all instances where a photo is published of someone ripping a bong in the state? This guy is a fucking lunatic on a power trip who only wants to get his name in the news and let everyone know he’s the big swinging dick. People are already making a stink about how much of a waste of tax dollars this round-up is; however, Lott has already shown that he has no problem doing things that are completely unnecessary. After some research on Lott I stumbled on this article by Radley Blako:
In March the sheriff and SWAT team of Richland County, South Carolina, posed for a photo with an impressive new piece of equipment: an M113A1 armored personnel carrier. The vehicle, which moves on tank-like tracks, features a belt-fed, turreted machine gun that fires .50-caliber rounds.
The sheriff, Leon Lott, obtained the $300,000 vehicle through the 1033 program, named for a 1997 federal law streamlining the Defense Department’s transfer of surplus military equipment to local police departments…
Charles Earl Barnett, a U.S. Marines veteran and retired police major who has served on several United Nations and NATO military and peacekeeping missions, says a .50-caliber machine gun is “completely inappropriate” for domestic police work. It “causes mass death and destruction,” Barnett says. “It’s indiscriminate. I can’t think of a possible scenario where it would be appropriate.”
Sheriff Lott has named his new acquisition The Peacemaker, explaining in a press release that the name is fitting because “the bible refers to law enforcement in Matthew 5:9 ‘Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.’ ”
Check out Lott looking super tough with this bad boy. Way to go GI Joe.