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When good cops go bad............The Lincoln County Wars.

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The true story of Billy the Kid and The Lincoln County Wars as told to us by Ms Beverly from the Lincoln County Visitors Center is really about justice denied, bribery, corruption, greed and in the end, left with no choice, good men forced to take the law into their own hands. I didn't know any of this when the trip began. I was also surprised to find out how easily one of my ridin partners could be influenced by these revelations. The very idea of a lawman using his gun and badge for personal gain is beyond my comprehension. I would soon be educated.

 

Tiffany was being herself before the weekend in question...

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The ride to Ruidoso was uneventful......other than me having to go back and get my phone....and then catch up to eddd and the Lawman.

 

 

Our digs.......the up hill view.

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...the down hill view.

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It wasn't long before the rest of the posse arrived.

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Our backyard.

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The signs were there....I just wasn't payin attention. Here the Lawman lectured us on speeding, safe riding, and the lack of justice in society today.

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The next mornin we started our tour of Lincoln County. The day started innocent enough.

Mr Chris Olson....me......Billy(Lawman)

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First stop, Ruidoso Downs and the Hubbard Museum of the American West.

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Our Lawman was distracted?????????????????????

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Next to the Hubbard....

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A lot of the things I've seen and experienced in life could now be explain.

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The Lawman was conspicuously absent during Beverly's very informative discussion.

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Hard workin good men murdered by good cops gone bad.

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This is when I shoulda see it comin.........we found our own Lawman hangin out in the Dolan House . The very man who paid

the lawman of the Lincoln County Wars to kill the owners of the competition.

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This is not my Lawman......I don't know if it was the Aliens or the ghost of James Dolan.

Ya ever see the Stephen King movie Christine??????????????????????????

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Lincoln New Mexico was very depressing to me.

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Another sign of things to come......

 

Where did our Lawman go????????

 

He's only in a hurry after we fill up?????????????

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In the mornin I could hear the Lawman lecturing edd on our unsafe riding, speeding, disrespect for traffic laws, and how "one miscalculation could do me in", he thought I was sleepin.

 

The first 400 miles home went by without incident.

 

We stopped in Ozona for gas, a nice place, with nice people workin hard. There seemed to be a lot of competition on I-10 for your bidness. I think there were several gas stations with a couple miles of the one we chose. This is the only explanation for what was about to happen.

 

We prolly hung out in the parkin lot for about 20 minutes. I didn't notice at the time, but the Lawman was very nervous and antsy while we talked and geared up for the last leg of the trip. We pulled outa the parking lot and headed east. As we got up to speed I saw those flashin lights we all dread so much. I looked in my mirror and noticed the police car was zeroing in on the Lawman. After getting our Lawman's attention the officer escorted Billy back to the gas station we had just left. I followed em back with eddd on my 6. What followed is somethin I'm very ashamed to tell ya about.

 

Our own Lawman had stolen gas from these fine people and attempted to flee the scene.

 

 

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While he was bein forced to make restitution I was outside tryin to keep him from being arrested.

 

"Officer don't believe a word he tells ya, he's been doin this all over Texas and New Mexico"

 

"Especially if he trys to tell ya he's a Texas Lawman"

 

"I don't want to see any preferential treatment here, handle him just like you would any perp"

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"Billy I did the best I could, but these fine officers have a few questions for ya"

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Billy........."I'm very sorry I..I..I... really didn't mean to drive off without payin"

 

Me............"I told ya not to believe a word he says"

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Officer...."They tell me this is not the first time you've done this"

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Maybe I should get a lawyer......

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Hey Whip.......your not gonna tell anyone about this are ya??????????

 

No.....not me..........I wonder if Tom's home yet???????

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I think Billy(The Kid) has learned his lesson and is back to normal now. I'm sure glad because the world is better place with him keepin watch over his county(Shelby).

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I know I was feelin a lot better......

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A special thanks to edd for takin most of the pix........I was laughin too hard. lmao.giflmao.giflmao.gif

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Woodie

ROTFLMAO!

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"I don't want to see any preferential treatment here, handle him just like you would any perp"

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I can just hear the drawl as he delivers this line!

 

...with friends like these, who needs enemies!

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Mike O

I regret missing this now...

 

Mike O

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rogera

Great story Larry, I thought the lawmam looked a little

shady. wink.gif Good to see Tom out and about.

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Firefight911

Whew, it's a good thing it is lunch time or there would have been coffee all over the place. . .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Instead, it's diet coke!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

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Whip, I need to talk about moving your way. I'm missing out on all the fun. Damn, I would've loved seein' the photo of the "perp" cuffed and being put in the back seat of that cruiser.

 

I can hear it now, "Lawman, you have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and WILL be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to shut the hell up. I advise you exercise this right. You have the right to a lawyer. He can't help you right now. . ."

 

Way to go Billy!!! Thanks for the info on teh miscreants we have around here Larry!

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eddd

Great write up, Whip. thumbsup.gif

 

Makes me laugh everytime I think about it.

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Lawman

Phil,

I had already decided to take the nice policeman's advice when he told me I had the right to remain silent. smirk.gif

There is absolutely nothing I could say that would not be used against me so all I'll say is let's talk about something else like the 153 m.p.h. maximun speed that is on Whips gps that was put there when I attempted to make legal pass just prior to this gas stop.. eek.gif And the expired registration that he intentionally hid from those kind officers..You know people who live in glass houses should not walk around naked... lmao.gif

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Whip
Phil,

I had already decided to take the nice policeman's advice when he told me I had the right to remain silent. smirk.gif

There is absolutely nothing I could say that would not be used against me so all I'll say is let's talk about something else like the 153 m.p.h. maximun speed that is on Whips gps that was put there when I attempted to make legal pass just prior to this gas stop.. eek.gif And the expired registration that he intentionally hid from those kind officers..You know people who live in glass houses should not walk around naked... lmao.gif

 

 

 

Without pix......just words.....

 

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ESokoloff
[....You know people who live in glass houses should not walk around naked...

 

 

 

Without pix......just words.....

 

 

Lucky us grin.gif

 

looks like you boy's had way too much fun thumbsup.gif

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johnlt

Darn!!!! It looks like I missed a really good one. Great pics Whip.

 

john

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Paul_Burkett

Great story Larry, this made my day.

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Les is more

Absolutely Classic!!!

 

Billy, Billy, Billy.

 

Tsk Tsk!

 

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Calvin  (no socks)

Whip, great story..... I can just imagine him (the Kid) explaining that away..... Thats gonna leave a mark. grin.gif

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BeniciaRT_GT

Our digs.......the up hill view.

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...the down hill view.

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You KNOW what they say rolls downhill!!!

 

Now I have it on HIGH authority, first person, that Billy had just gone though his "...if you steal, you go to JAIL" speech within just a few hours before he STOLE himself!

 

I sooooooooo wish I lived closer and could have played on this trip!!!!

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azkaisr

And you wonder why I question Authority.

 

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tobyzusa

Now that was worth waiting for!

 

Just when you think you get to know a guy another side comes out. Billy I'm shocked and amazed at your callous disregard for the law. I hope you learned your lesson and have turned from your life of crime. I'm tellin' ya brother, it's no way to live.

 

Bad boys bad boys, what you goin' do, what you goin' do when they come for you....

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roadscholar

Too funny, that's a good one Larry.

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PRC

Lawman, WTH??? A gas drive off?? What were you thinkin?? Our profession has had enough black eyes and now another one.

Man o man, I'm so embarrassed.....

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Lawman

I put my credit card in a slot and the gas pumped..That's what I always do and this is the first time I've been arrested. I'm hesitant to accuse anyone of harassment and stereotyping a bunch of bikers but it is what it is.. smirk.gif

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Whip
I put my credit card in a slot and the gas pumped..That's what I always do and this is the first time I've been arrested. I'm hesitant to accuse anyone of harassment and stereotyping a bunch of bikers but it is what it is.. smirk.gif

 

BS......There was no credit card slot. This was an old time nice place where people have faith in their fellow man. Where your word is your bond and a handshake means more than all the paper in the world.

 

I'm sure that's all changed now bncry.gif

 

Don't make me drive back to Ozona and take a pic.

 

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Still your friend....

 

Whip

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tobyzusa

 

Still your friend....

 

Whip

 

Now see, that's what I'm talkng about. Still someone around with moral fiber, willing to forgive a brother who has gone astray, and hopefully lead him back to the fold. Billy, there is still hope (however slim) that you can be rehabilitated. I'm routing for ya.

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Jacqueline

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Larry you really need to be more careful who you hang with... lmao.giflmao.giflmao.gif

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Paul_Burkett

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Be carefull who he hangs with? I thought this was a family outing with Larry and Darrel and his other brother Darrel. Boy, was I wrong.

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Lawman
Phil,

I had already decided to take the nice policeman's advice when he told me I had the right to remain silent. smirk.gif

There is absolutely nothing I could say that would not be used against me so all I'll say is let's talk about something else like the 153 m.p.h. maximun speed that is on Whips gps that was put there when I attempted to make legal pass just prior to this gas stop.. eek.gif And the expired registration that he intentionally hid from those kind officers..You know people who live in glass houses should not walk around naked... lmao.gif

 

 

 

Without pix......just words.....

 

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Does no one even care that I could have been killed in a head on collision when this guy refused to let me make a legal pass even to the point of reaching speeds of nearly 200 m.p.h. eek.gif It's probably good that I fell back in behind him as I'm sure he would have probably swerved into my lane had I not shown the wisdom to allow him to prevail..

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Whip
Phil,

I had already decided to take the nice policeman's advice when he told me I had the right to remain silent. smirk.gif

There is absolutely nothing I could say that would not be used against me so all I'll say is let's talk about something else like the 153 m.p.h. maximun speed that is on Whips gps that was put there when I attempted to make legal pass just prior to this gas stop.. eek.gif And the expired registration that he intentionally hid from those kind officers..You know people who live in glass houses should not walk around naked... lmao.gif

 

 

 

Without pix......just words.....

 

lurker.gif

 

Does no one even care that I could have been killed in a head on collision when this guy refused to let me make a legal pass even to the point of reaching speeds of nearly 200 m.p.h. eek.gif It's probably good that I fell back in behind him as I'm sure he would have probably swerved into my lane had I not shown the wisdom to allow him to prevail..

 

 

Did you just try to put 200mph and an R1200RT in the same sentence?????????????

 

 

 

When your in a hole.......you shouldn't keep digging lmao.giflmao.giflmao.gif

 

 

Your Friend no matter what.

 

Whip

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eddd
Phil,

I had already decided to take the nice policeman's advice when he told me I had the right to remain silent. smirk.gif

There is absolutely nothing I could say that would not be used against me so all I'll say is let's talk about something else like the 153 m.p.h. maximun speed that is on Whips gps that was put there when I attempted to make legal pass just prior to this gas stop.. eek.gif And the expired registration that he intentionally hid from those kind officers..You know people who live in glass houses should not walk around naked... lmao.gif

 

 

 

Without pix......just words.....

 

lurker.gif

 

Does no one even care that I could have been killed in a head on collision when this guy refused to let me make a legal pass even to the point of reaching speeds of nearly 200 m.p.h. eek.gif It's probably good that I fell back in behind him as I'm sure he would have probably swerved into my lane had I not shown the wisdom to allow him to prevail..

 

As a witness to the above mentioned attempt by lawman to pass Whip... Let me set the scene:

 

 

We are traveling south in New Mexico on US 285.

 

Just as we cross into Texas, Whip displays a little enthusiasm for being back in our home state. He waves his hands in the air like he just don’t care! This is followed by an “increase in speed of travel”.

 

Lawman also whoops it up a bit with similar arm motions, and his own “increase in speed”.

 

Whip is rapidly disappearing down the highway due to his speed.

 

Billy is also quickly disappearing, but it is primarily due to the cloud of carbon-laden smoke spewing from the exhaust of the RT. eek.gif

 

Now, I’m not saying that Billy dogs his RT...

 

It could have been that the BMS-K unit was slightly out of adjustment, right? Or maybe some sub-standard New Mexico fuel??

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Lawman

[quote Or maybe some sub-standard New Mexico fuel??

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Ed,

Maybe it has something to do with "you get what you pay for"... grin.gif

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Francois_Dumas

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Worth the slow download here...... Heck, I better start preparing Europe already in case you're heading this way ! grin.gifgrin.gif

 

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dewtwo

I thought I was going to wet myself reading this.

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Edgar

Lawman, I used to hold you in the highest esteem, but now I can only think of you as Lawlessman.

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Tool Man

I thought the Crockett County Sheriff Wrangler Jeans uniform adopted atire was classic. thumbsup.gif

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SageRider
I thought I was going to wet myself reading this.

Without pictures it's....

ah...

oh...

um...

Nevermind! blush.gif

 

 

 

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SageRider

Great story! and a remarkably tasteful rendition that even omitted the mandatory cavity search!

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hANNAbONE

yOU cATS have all the fun...

 

Billy...! I AM surprised at your actions - I'm putting my wallet in my front pocket next time I'm around you. Hec, I might even have a polic escort.

 

 

Funny stuff all this....up hill view - dat funnie

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SageRider

It seems to me that Billy really earned himself a name on this board through this action..... Maybe "Runs with Gas"???? :grin::wave:

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