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System Corruption: It’s Official
- Group of Police Officers Speak Out on How Corrupt the System Is
A group of police officers have chosen to speak out about blatant corruption in their police departments. Their police department was very unhappy about their message, which i’d assume was to be expected.
- Dallas Police Assoc. Says Low Pay, Morale Trigger Several Police Resignations
June was not a good month for staffing at the Dallas Police Department. The Dallas Police Association says nearly 50 officers resigned over the past month to take jobs in other North Texas cities.
Over the last month, Mike Mata of the Dallas Police Association says there have been 48 defections of Police officers from the city of Dallas, officers who were trained on the city of Dallas’s dime who have found better paying jobs elsewhere.
Mata says this kind of ‘mass exodus’ has not been seen in a long time. He believes it’s due to a combination of low pay and low morale that are behind it.
“I’ve been doing this for over 20-years, I’ve never seen it like this” said Mata. “48 is a very high number for a month.”
- Colorado town finds THC in its water, warns residents not to drink or bathe in it
This town on Colorado’s Eastern Plains warned its residents not to drink, bathe in or cook with its tap water on Thursday because officials said multiple preliminary tests of the water came back positive for THC, the main psychoactive compound in marijuana.
Residents were told not even to let their pets drink the water.
There have been no reports of illnesses or any symptoms of impairment from drinking the water, officials said at a news conference Thursday evening. Deeper tests, which will not be completed until Saturday, are needed to verify the presence of THC and to determine the level of contamination, if any.
“We are checking to make sure this isn’t because of the field test kit — that it isn’t a false positive,” said Capt. Michael Yowell of Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.
But Yowell said there were enough troubling signs for officials to take quick action.
Concerns about the water were first raised by a Hugo company using quick “field tests” to check employees for THC, Yowell said. The simple tests are similar in function to home pregnancy tests in that they can return only two results: positive or negative.
- Cops Use Faulty Test Kits to Incite Fear about THC in Water Supply — Scientists Say It’s Impossible
On Thursday, the residents of Hugo, population 750, started getting calls from local officials about the drinking water. They were told it was contaminated and to avoid drinking the water or letting their pets drink it, and even to avoid bathing in it.
The purported danger came not from lead or arsenic or E. coli or any of the usual contaminants, but THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis.
Colorado is one of two states that have legalized recreational cannabis use as well as medicinal, although Hugo has not permitted any cannabis facilities to be built in their jurisdiction.
The sheriff’s office issued a dire warning: “At this time, investigators are assessing the situation with state and federal authorities. Bathroom usage is still safe, but until more information is known to us, out of an abundance of caution, avoid drinking Town of Hugo water.”
It started when a Hugo company was using tap water to calibrate a “field testing kit” used to check employees for THC, and got a positive reading in the tap water. County officials performed 10 other tests with two different field kits, with six coming back positive.
They were able to isolate the positive results to a single well, where sheriff’s deputies said they found signs of “forced entry,” although they don’t know when the damage occurred.
Samples are being analyzed with more sophisticated testing at the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI), and results should be known on Monday. The city was distributing water bottles on Friday and urging residents to “take care of each other.”
If it seems strange that water could be “contaminated” with THC or that it would be anything to worry about, that’s because it is strange—and highly unlikely.
Peter Perrone, owner of Gobi Analytical, a Denver-based cannabis testing facility, “There is zero possibility that there’s anything like THC in the Hugo water.”
“It’s virtually impossible to find THC in water in concentrated levels because cannabinoids are not water soluble,” Perrone told Reuters in another interview.
Even if someone decided to try and get the whole town high by going through the extraordinary effort of extracting huge quantities of THC, and somehow getting it to dissolve in water—after breaking into the town’s feeder well—success would be highly unlikely.
- Field Drug Tests: The $2 Tool That Can Destroy Lives
It only takes $2 and a few minutes to ruin someone’s life. Field tests for drugs are notoriously unreliable and yet they’re still considered to be evidence enough to deprive someone of their freedom and start a chain of events that could easily end in joblessness and/or homelessness.
Ryan Gabrielson and Topher Sanders — writing for the New York Times magazine — take a detailed look at these field tests, filtered through the experience of Amy Albritton, who spent 21 days in jail thanks to a false positive.
A traffic stop that resulted in a vehicle search turned up an empty syringe and a “suspicious” crumb of something on the floor. The field test said it was crack cocaine. Albritton was taken to a county jail where she spent the next three weeks after pleading guilty to possession, rather than face a trial and a possible sentence of two years.
The crumb of whatever had been sent on to a lab for verification, but with Albritton’s guilty plea, there was no hurry to ensure the substance retrieved from Albritton’s car was actually illegal. In fact, with the case adjudicated and closed, the evidence could simply have been destroyed. It wasn’t. Long after Albritton had been released, the substance was tested.
On Feb. 23, 2011 — five months after Albritton completed her sentence and returned home as a felon — one of Houston’s forensic scientists, Ahtavea Barker, pulled the envelope up to her bench. It contained the crumb, the powder and the still-unexplained syringe. First she weighed everything. The syringe had too little residue on it even to test. It was just a syringe. The remainder of the “white chunk substance” that Officer Helms had tested positive with his field kit as crack cocaine totaled 0.0134 grams, Barker wrote on the examination sheet, about the same as a tiny pinch of salt.
The powder was a combination of aspirin and caffeine — the ingredients in BC Powder, the over-the-counter painkiller, as Albritton had insisted.
The crumb’s fragmentation pattern did not match that of cocaine, or any other compound in the lab’s extensive database. It was not a drug. It did not contain anything mixed with drugs. It was a crumb — food debris, perhaps. Barker wrote “N.A.M.” on the spectrum printout, “no acceptable match,” and then added another set of letters: “N.C.S.” No controlled substance identified.
Albritton was innocent, but with a guilty plea, she now had a criminal record. And three weeks in jail turned her life upside down.
- Michigan Goes Total Police State With Roadside Saliva Check Points
Michigan goes total police state.
Regardless of your stance on drugs, I think most would agree that the Michigan State Police has no right to ‘run roadside saliva check points’.
The pilot program will be launching in five Michigan counties this year according to this MLive report
Counterfeiting Crime: Profit and JustUs
- Sheriff’s Dept. Charges Man With No Drugs With ‘Intent To Distribute Counterfeit Controlled Substances’
Here’s another case of no criminal activity somehow turning into a crime in the hands of zealous law enforcement officers who apparently couldn’t handle not getting the drug bust they were obviously seeking. (via Reason)
Deputies said they stopped Delbert Dewayne Galbreath at NW 10th Street and Interstate 44 for a broken brake light. The deputy said Galbreath admitted he did not have a license to drive. Two deputies asked to search his car and he agreed.
A deputy found a cigarette pouch that had 16 pieces of a rock-like form, which authorities generally associate as crack cocaine. The deputies said they also found a digital scale.
Authorities tested the rocks and said they did not contain cocaine. When they asked Galbreath what the rocks were, he said they were Scentsy.
Galbreath was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to distribute imitation controlled dangerous substance (CDS), possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under a revoked license and defective equipment.
Read that again: a man was arrested for not possessing drugs. Note the oddly specific denial. The man said they were “Scentsy.” This doesn’t sound like someone just blurting out the first thing that came to mind when deputies searched his vehicle.
- Judge Sics Cops on Journalist for Requesting Public Court Docs — Has Him Arrested, Charged
In a disturbing use of state power for retaliatory purposes, a Georgia Superior Court judge initiated felony charges against a local newspaper publisher for filing an open-records request.
Mark Thomason, publisher of Fannin Focus, had been trying to access courtroom transcripts and copies of certain checks from court bank accounts, but ran into fierce opposition from chief judge Brenda Weaver and the district attorney. Thomason and his attorney, Russell Stookey, were arrested last Friday.
“Thomason was charged June 24 with making a false statement in an open-records request in which he asked for copies of checks “cashed illegally.” Thomason and Stookey were also charged with identity fraud and attempted identity fraud because they did not get Weaver’s approval before sending subpoenas to banks where Weaver and another judge maintained accounts for office expenses. Weaver suggested that Thomason may have been trying to steal banking information on the checks.”
The suggestion that Thomason was trying to steal banking information has no basis in reality, of course, and only adds insult to injury for a journalist simply doing his job. Identifying information can be redacted before being made public, as Weaver undoubtedly knows.
But the vindictive judge made it plain to see that her aggression is based on nothing more than emotion.
“I don’t react well when my honesty is questioned,” Weaver said. “It’s clear this is a personal vendetta against me. I don’t know how else to explain that.”
Even if Thomason has no love for Weaver, the punitive use of the Open Records Act represents a shocking level of judicial retaliation against citizens exercising their right to see how taxpayer money is being spent.
- Obama Signs Expansion of Freedom of Information Act
President Barack Obama signed into law Thursday measures to give the public greater access to government documents and records under the nearly half-century-old Freedom of Information Act.
The new law will require federal agencies to consider releasing records under a “presumption of openness” standard, instead of presuming that the information is secret. Supporters say the shift will make it harder for agencies to withhold information.
The law also cuts the number of exemptions agencies may use to block the release of requested information.
- Court Says There’s No Remedy For Person Whose Vehicle Was Subjected To Civil Forfeiture After An Illegal Search
A bizarre case comes out of the Texas court system — landing squarely in the middle of a legal Bermuda Triangle where illegal searches meet civil asset forfeiture… and everything is still somehow perfectly legal. (via FourthAmendment.com)
The facts of the case: police officers arrested Miguel Herrera and seized his 2004 Lincoln Navigator. An inventory search of the vehicle uncovered drugs and the state moved to seize the vehicle itself as “contraband” using civil (rather than criminal — this is important) asset forfeiture. Herrera argued that the stop itself was illegal and anything resulting from it — the drugs and the civil seizure of the vehicle — should be suppressed.
The Supreme Court of Texas examines the facts of the case, along with the applicable statutes, and — after discarding a US Supreme Court decision that would have found in Herrera’s favor — decides there’s nothing he can do to challenge the seizure. He can’t even move to suppress the evidence uncovered following the illegal stop — the same search that led to the state seizing his vehicle under civil forfeiture statutes.
The presiding judges spend several pages (including two concurrences) discussing the aspects [PDF] of this case in detail, but cannot bring themselves to exclude the evidence obtained from the illegal search, much less return Herrera’s vehicle to him.
First, the court decides that the deterrent effect of suppressing the evidence is outweighed by the cost to society.
In this case… the exclusion of admittedly relevant evidence imposes a substantial social cost. Here, the vehicle and the evidence found within it are indisputably relevant—if the state shows by a preponderance of the evidence that the vehicle was “used or intended to be used in the commission of” a felony under the Controlled Substances Act, then it is “contraband.” If it qualifies as contraband under Chapter 59, then it “is subject to seizure and forfeiture.”
[…] Additionally, applying the exclusionary rule here ostensibly results in returning a vehicle “used or intended to be used” in the commission of drug crimes to its owner. See CODE CRIM. PROC. art. 59.01(2)(B)(i). Applying the rule to Chapter 59, therefore, would likely have the undesirable effect of politely handing such vehicles—or computers, money, weapons, or whatever else—back to those who might put them to criminal use.
The court moves on to dismiss the Supreme Court’s 1965 decision (One 1958 Plymouth Sedan v. Pennsylvania), suggesting not only that things have changed too much over the past 50 years to consider it relevant, but also — unbelievably — that the seizure of a person’s assets via civil forfeiture is not a form of punishment.
[T]he legal and jurisprudential landscapes have changed significantly since Plymouth Sedan was decided in 1965, weakening some of the opinion’s underpinnings. For one thing, Plymouth Sedan was decided at “a time when [the Supreme Court’s] exclusionary-rule cases were not nearly so discriminating in their approach to the doctrine,” yet more recently the Court has “abandoned the old, ‘reflexive’ application of the doctrine, and imposed a more rigorous weighing of its costs and deterrence benefits.” Thus, the Court’s more recent jurisprudence, and its now well-established cost-benefit analysis, controls our analysis. And, as discussed, the “deterrences against [illegal searches] are substantial—incomparably greater than the factors deterring warrantless entries when Mapp [and Plymouth Sedan] [were] decided.”
Finally, in Plymouth Sedan, the forfeiture proceeding’s “object, like a criminal proceeding, [was] to penalize for the commission of an offense against the law.” See 380 U.S. at 700. Chapter 59 forfeitures, on the other hand, are expressly civil and non-punitive; indeed, “[i]t is the intention of the legislature that asset forfeiture is remedial in nature and not a form of punishment.”
It’s hard to see how civil asset forfeiture isn’t a form of punishment. Without having to prove an asset was illegally obtained or used in criminal activity, the state can simply take cars, money, houses, etc. away from citizens simply by providing a limited amount of evidence suggesting these might have been related to criminal activity. And if the state is wrong, it’s still a long, uphill battle for anyone seeking to have their property returned. This is even admitted by the court in the same paragraph.
While this provision certainly relates to criminal activity, it does not require any proof that a person committed a crime—it only requires that the state prove by a preponderance of the evidence that the property is contraband.
The court then concludes that neither the Fourth Amendment nor the state’s civil forfeiture statutes provide a remedy for Herrera — at least not one the court is willing to grant.
- Kansas v. Colorado 206 U.S. 46 (1907)
What is the common law? Kent says (vol. 1, p. 471):
“The common law includes those principles, usages, and rules of action applicable to the government and security of persons and property, which do not rest for their authority upon any express and positive declaration of the will of the legislature.”
As it does not rest on any statute or other written declaration of the sovereign, there must, as to each principle thereof, be a first statement. Those statements are found in the decisions
Page 206 U. S. 97
of courts, and the first statement presents the principle as certainly as the last. Multiplication of declarations merely adds certainty. For after all, the common law is but the accumulated expressions of the various judicial tribunals in their efforts to ascertain what is right and just between individuals in respect to private disputes. As Congress cannot make compacts between the states, as it cannot, in respect to certain matters, by legislation compel their separate action, disputes between them must be settled either by force or else by appeal to tribunals empowered to determine the right and wrong thereof. Force, under our system of government, is eliminated. The clear language of the Constitution vests in this Court the power to settle those disputes. We have exercised that power in a variety of instances, determining in the several instances the justice of the dispute. Nor is our jurisdiction ousted even if, because Kansas and Colorado are states sovereign and independent in local matters, the relations between them depend in any respect upon principles of international law. International law is no alien in this tribunal. In The Paquete Habana, 175 U. S. 677, 175 U. S. 700, Mr. Justice Gray declared:
“International law is part of our law, and must be ascertained and administered by the courts of justice of appropriate jurisdiction as often as questions of right depending upon it are duly presented for their determination.”
And, in delivering the opinion in the demurrer in this case, CHIEF JUSTICE FULLER said (185 U.S. 185 U. S. 146):
“Sitting, as it were, as an international, as well as a domestic, tribunal, we apply federal law, state law, and international law, as the exigencies of the particular case may demand.”
- General Orders No. 100 : The Lieber Code
Martial Law – Military jurisdiction – Military necessity – Retaliation
A place, district, or country occupied by an enemy stands, in consequence of the occupation, under the Martial Law of the invading or occupying army, whether any proclamation declaring Martial Law, or any public warning to the inhabitants, has been issued or not. Martial Law is the immediate and direct effect and consequence of occupation or conquest.
The presence of a hostile army proclaims its Martial Law.
Martial Law does not cease during the hostile occupation, except by special proclamation, ordered by the commander in chief; or by special mention in the treaty of peace concluding the war, when the occupation of a place or territory continues beyond the conclusion of peace as one of the conditions of the same.
Martial Law in a hostile country consists in the suspension, by the occupying military authority, of the criminal and civil law, and of the domestic administration and government in the occupied place or territory, and in the substitution of military rule and force for the same, as well as in the dictation of general laws, as far as military necessity requires this suspension, substitution, or dictation.
The commander of the forces may proclaim that the administration of all civil and penal law shall continue either wholly or in part, as in times of peace, unless otherwise ordered by the military authority.
Martial Law is simply military authority exercised in accordance with the laws and usages of war. Military oppression is not Martial Law: it is the abuse of the power which that law confers. As Martial Law is executed by military force, it is incumbent upon those who administer it to be strictly guided by the principles of justice, honor, and humanity – virtues adorning a soldier even more than other men, for the very reason that he possesses the power of his arms against the unarmed.
Martial Law should be less stringent in places and countries fully occupied and fairly conquered. Much greater severity may be exercised in places or regions where actual hostilities exist, or are expected and must be prepared for. Its most complete sway is allowed – even in the commander’s own country – when face to face with the enemy, because of the absolute necessities of the case, and of the paramount duty to defend the country against invasion.
To save the country is paramount to all other considerations.
- Cops Shoot Unarmed Caregiver With His Hands Up While He Helps Man
A North Miami behavior therapist trying to help a patient with autism says he was shot in the leg by cops responding to the scene — even after he laid down on the pavement and put his hands in the air.
Part of Monday’s incident was caught on a witness’ cellphone camera, and shows caregiver Charles Kinsey trying to explain to police that weapons were not necessary as they aimed their rifles in his direction.
- Georgia Cops Tase the Wrong Man
A trio of Georgia cops tased and handcuffed a black auto mechanic—then realized they had the wrong guy, shocking video shows.
Patrick Mumford, 24, was sitting in a driveway the afternoon of Feb. 1 when officers with the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department approached him. Less than a minute later, they shot him twice with a stun gun.
The police had a warrant for another man, Michael Clay, but immediately assumed they had their guy. Indeed, the lawmen believed Mumford was Clay, and that he was lying about his identity, a review of body camera footage shows.
Now Mumford’s fate is hanging in the balance because Savannah police mistook him for someone else. After the frightening encounter, Mumford was charged with violating probation—stemming from a nonviolent drug offense—and could spend up to seven years in jail, his attorney says.
After Mumford was tased, the cops even argued with onlookers over whether he resembled their target suspect. “They look a lot—a good bit alike, ma’am. It’s not far off,” an officer tells a bystander in the footage.
- How Castile told officer about gun critical in final moments
But just how he informed the officer — and whether the officer followed his own training — gets to the heart of the investigation into Castile’s death last week. Castile, who was black, was fatally shot July 6 after he was pulled over by St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez, who is Latino. Castile’s girlfriend streamed the aftermath live on Facebook and said Castile was shot while reaching for his ID after telling the officer he had a gun permit and was armed.
Yanez’s attorney has said the officer reacted after seeing a gun, and that one of the reasons he pulled Castile over was because he thought he looked like a “possible match” for an armed robbery suspect. Castile’s family members say he was profiled because of his race. They were among the mourners who filled the 3,000-seat Cathedral of St. Paul for his funeral Thursday.
A letter from the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office confirms Castile, 32, got his permit last year. The letter, dated June 4, 2015, says Castile’s permit is enclosed. It also says that he must have his permit card and photo identification when carrying a pistol, and must display those items “upon lawful demand by a peace officer.”
Allysza Castile said she and her brother took a required gun safety class together last year. Dan Wellman, owner of Total Defense in Ramsey, confirmed the Castiles came to class in May 2015. Wellman doesn’t remember the pair. He said he wasn’t teaching the class that day.
But each class is told repeatedly how to handle a traffic stop or any encounter with law enforcement, he said. Students are taught to comply with every demand, hand over their permits to carry with their driver’s licenses and calmly answer follow-up questions about licensed firearms, including where they are.
“We make several jokes about it during class: ‘I have a gun’ is not the way to say you have a gun on you,” Wellman said. Race never comes up as course participants are told how to handle traffic stops, Wellman said.
Castile’s girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, who was a passenger in the car along with her 4-year-old daughter, stressed in her video that Castile complied with Yanez’s requests before the encounter turned fatal. But when talking to reporters the day after his death, she shed light on possible confusion stemming from Castile’s final words to the officer.
“As he’s reaching for his back pocket wallet, he lets the officer know: ‘Officer, I have a firearm on me,'” she said. “I begin to yell, ‘But he’s licensed to carry.’ After that, (the officer) began to take off shots.”
St. Anthony police training documents outline how an officer should respond to traffic stops. According to the documents, if an officer believes it’s a high-risk stop — as one involving an armed robbery suspect would likely be — he should have the driver and others exit the car before approaching the vehicle, while officers take cover and draw their weapons.
Albert Goins, an attorney who assisted the Castile family after the shooting but isn’t representing anyone in the case, has said if Yanez and the other officer involved, Joseph Kauser, believed they could be stopping the robbery suspect, they should have done a “felony stop.” He described a procedure similar to what is outlined in the police training documents.
Documents provided by the St. Anthony Police Department also show Yanez attended a training seminar in 2014 called “Bulletproof Warrior,” a two-day course hosted by an Illinois company that teaches students how to “utilize their ‘Warrior Spirit’ in a practical way so they can WIN hostile confrontations on the street,” according to promotional materials for the seminar.
Yanez also received two hours of de-escalation training this spring — the only record of such training since he joined the force in late 2011. His attorney and the St. Anthony police chief did not return messages for comment.
And To Secure Their Safety Not Yours
- Black Open Carry Activist Flees Death Threats After Dallas Police Wrongly Accuse Him Of Mass Shooting
One man says the Dallas Police Department put his life at risk by publicly naming him as a person of interest in the immediate aftermath of the worst mass shooting of police officers in U.S. history.
Mark Hughes was an activist exerting his legal right to openly carry a rifle at the Black Lives Matter protest in Dallas where gunman Micah Johnson allegedly opened fire on Thursday, killing five police officers and injuring nine others, including two civilians.
In an interview with CBS Dallas just hours after the shooting, Hughes recounted his ordeal in police custody after he turned over his rifle and surrendered himself to authorities. “I just got out of the interrogation room for about 30 minutes with police officers lying, saying they had video of me shooting, which is a lie,” he said.
“That they have witnesses saying I shot a gun, which is a lie. I mean, at the end of the day, the system is trying to get me,” he continued.
A tweet identifying Hughes as a possible suspect remained on the Dallas Police Department’s Twitter feed for about 17 hours — well after Hughes had been questioned and released by police. By the time police issued a retraction, the image of Hughes in a camouflage T-shirt with a rifle slung over his shoulder, had already spread across mainstream media.
— Austin Storey (@ShwegmeisterBob) July 8, 2016
“The tale of Mark Hughes and his brother Corey is a story of everything that is wrong with race relations and policing in America today, except that this tale has a marginally happier ending in that no one actually died,” commented Jay Newton-Small, a Time magazine correspondent, on July 9.
“Mark Hughes of yesterday is not the same Mark Hughes of today,” Hughes told Time. He recalled his shock at seeing his face distributed by the media:
“When I was walking out of the police station, I saw on big screen TV—on CNN, I think—I saw my face on there. I couldn’t believe it. I was angry for the simple fact that I hadn’t done anything wrong. I was just down there to clear my name.”
Though his name has been cleared, Hughes says he has been the target of “hundreds” of death threats.
After taking refuge at a hotel, the family’s attorney, S. Lee Merritt said Hughes and his brother Cory, a Black Lives Matter protest organizer, were confronted by an “angry mob” on Sunday.
“Cory went to the bathroom and noticed a group of white guys staring at him and they had pictures of his brother up on their phones,” Merritt told Shaun King, senior justice writer at The New York Daily News.
“He came back to me where we were eating and those same guys started taking positions around us by the exits,” Merritt continued. “I got us up in a hurry and got out of there.”
Merritt said Mark and Cory Hughes have since been forced to leave Texas.
- 4yrs in jail, damages: Finnish man sentenced after defending against home invasion
A homeowner in Finland has been sentenced to four years in jail and a hefty fine after fighting off three intruders who attempted to rob his house. The thieves, meanwhile, got lesser prison terms and are to be paid damages by their victim.
In April, a 35-year-old man from Hyvinkää, a town just 50km north of the Finnish capital, Helsinki, heard a knock on the front door of his suburban house and rushed to open it. As soon as he unlocked it, three strangers rushed in and launched at him, toting baseball bats and a gun. The man retreated to the kitchen, where he found a knife and with it was able to overpower the intruders, two men and one woman.
The court spent nearly four months examining the case to come up with the unexpected ruling.
The homeowner has been convicted of “excessive self-defense and attempted manslaughter,” Helsinki news reports. He will serve an unconditional sentence for four years and two months, which he has to spend in prison. The man also has to pay damages to his attackers, with the fine totaling €21,000 (US$23,000). The newspaper does not provide information on the severity of injuries sustained by the home-invaders, however, it is known that they survived the event.
The attackers were also convicted for felony home invasion and assault, yet their punishments are much less harsh.
- Refusing a search is a right, not a provocation
So Give Up Your Rights To The Occupier, Just Cuz:
Police Chief Vernon L. Riddick Jr. brought a message of cooperation with police to a mostly African-American crowd of more than 200 people at Mount Olive A.M.E. Zion Church on Wednesday night.
If an officer stops your car, if they ask to search your person or vehicle, if they demand entry into your home, comply and then complain later to the department’s internal affairs office and police chief’s office if you feel your rights have been violated, Riddick said.
I understand the argument that you shouldn’t mouth off to cops. I get the argument that you shouldn’t needlessly provoke them. I certainly agree that you shouldn’t physically resist them. It could get you killed.
But this is a police chief who, in a town hall meeting spurred by a rash of shootings both by and of police officers, is asking that citizens submit without question if an officer requests to search a vehicle, home or person. In the interest of “cooperation,” he’s asking a black audience to give up their Fourth Amendment rights.
We empower the police to protect our rights. Much of the time, that involves protecting us from others who would do us harm. But it also means respecting our rights and refraining from violating them. The Fourth Amendment gives us the right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures. The intent behind the amendment was to protect us from the indignity and violation of our privacy when we’re subjected to a search that’s based on little more than a hunch — the intent was not to protect our right to later complain to internal affairs.
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- White House Moves To Reauthorize Military Equipment For Police
The Obama White House is set to authorize police agencies to once again acquire military equipment, a move that is sure to be met with heavy criticism from activists seeking greater accountability from police in light of regular police killings of Black men.
Reuters reported Thursday that the U.S. government will revisit a 2015 ban on police forces getting riot gear, armored vehicles and other military-grade equipment from the U.S. armed forces.
- U.S. Approves United Nation’s Use of Military Force on American Soil
United Nation military troops may soon arrive and see action on American soil following the United States’ announcement of support for “a set of principles that give a green light for U.N. peacekeeping troops and police to use force to protect civilians in armed conflicts,” Military Times reports.
U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power told attendees at an important U.N. meeting that the United States was “proud” and “humbled” to be a included in the new agenda and promised to follow by the 18 pledges, Fox News reports.
The arrival of the United Nations requires federalization of police in order to set a global standard of law enforcement. President Barrack Obama has pounced on the opportunity to exploit recent shootings to push for the federalization of local police forces.
More federalization of local police, collaborated with the arrival of the United Nations military presence, could mean big trouble for liberty and freedom of speech in America.
Videos are flooding the internet documenting the slow-moving invasion of United Nations military-like vehicles across America.
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