At least the way I was taught in Police Science classes 1973-75.
But, times have changed.
Just Shoot: The Mindset Responsible for Turning Search Warrants into Death Warrants, and SWAT Teams into Death Squads
How many children, old people, and law-abiding citizens have to be injured, terrorized or killed before we call a halt to the growing rash of police violence that is wracking the country? How many family pets have to be gunned down in cold blood by marauding SWAT teams before we declare such tactics off limits? And how many communities have to be transformed into military outposts, complete with heavily armed police, military tanks, and “safety” checkpoints before we draw that line in the sand that says “not in our town”?More @ LRC
(with further apologies to Charles Dodgson)
Judge approves forfeiture of car, despite not guilty verdict
A Minnesota man who had his car seized in connection with an arrest for burglary will not get his car back despite being found not guilty. From KFGO-AM
Despite the jury’s verdict, a judge has decided that the car will be forfeited to the Richland County Sheriff’s Dept. Adam Bush was arrested last August.
Investigators contended that he pulled a large safe to a kayak that he’d taken from a resident of Lake Elsie and floated the safe to his car. Tire marks matched the tread pattern and other evidence linked Bush to the crime. State’s Attorney Ron McBeth says there were no witnesses to the burglary and the case was highly circumstantial.
Is that it?
We now live in a nation where property is forfeit despite due process finding for the defendant? Of course, the IRS can attach funds before any proceedings start, so I guess this is not anything new, anyway…
h/t Campaign for Liberty
But with a BANG! BANG! (hopefully?)
(From Salem News)
Pat Kirby answered his country’s call to arms during the Vietnam War, serving multiple tours, suffering injuries, watching friends die. Today he has a letter from the VA telling him that because his wife takes care of their family finances, he is deemed “incompetent” and for this reason, he has to turn in his guns and relinquish his 2nd Amendment Rights, or face going to prison.
Gee, ya think this was the plan all along? To legislate, rule and bureaucratize things so that otherwise legitimate firearms owners are forced to simply give up their weapons?
Of course, if that doesn’t work, we’ll simply say he has PTSD and take them, anyway!
It’s for the children.
I had two thoughts on initially reading this. One – did Janelle do the Col. Cooper Family bookkeeping? and Two, how would HE have reacted to such a letter?
Remember “Papiere, bitte!”, the “Papers, please!”, ‘lauded’ in song and story?
Well, the government has taken it to the next level. Your spit and blood!
“Der Speichel, Bitte! (Your Spit, Please!)
From an email I received:
Drivers in at least 60 U.S. communities have been pulled over at checkpoints and coerced into providing saliva swabs and blood samples.
The controversial program started in Fort Worth, Texas, and was first reported in November 2013. It has now been rolled out to towns and cities across the country, most recently in Reading, Pennsylvania.
While it appears that the traffic stops are being conducted by local police, they are actually conducted by armed federal government contractors as part of a research program for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
And while the NHTSA claims the stops are completely voluntary, in practice they are not. As Kristin Tate reports…
Don’t be scared. Be prepared.
Regardless of the tone of this letter, I AM scared. And ANGRY!
HOW DARE THEY!
To keep everybody safe
Paul Joseph Watson
October 21, 2013
After illustrating their enthusiasm for repealing the Bill of Rights, a video shows Americans happily signing a petition to support a “Nazi-style Orwellian police state,” in what easily represents the most shocking footage of its kind to date.
Citing issues with how the government shutdown has impacted the ability of the police to “keep the community safe,” Dice tells San Diegans that there is a need to “increase the Orwellian system.”
“Not a problem,” responds one man as he signs the petition.
“We just want to model it after the Nazi Germany system to keep people safe and secure,” Dice tells another individual.
After signing the petition to “implement the Orwellian police state,” another man responds, “You find the pot of money though,” apparently more concerned about how much a Nazi-style police state would cost than its actual consequences.
“They’re trying to cut the budget by 20 per cent so we just want to make sure that we can model the police state after the Nazi Germany system,” Dice tells another couple who sign the petition, before adding, “Thanks for supporting the police state.”
“We’re going to model it after the Nazi Germany-style police state,” Dice clearly tells another man who signs the petition.
“We need this Orwellian-style system to keep everybody safe,” Dice tells a woman as she is signing the petition, to which she responds, “Yeah.”
Click here for all of Paul’s article. But bring along an airsick bag.
“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety” – Benjamin Franklin
Alex Jones’ Info Wars shares with us about the following, straight from the (Phoenix) Mayor’s mouth.
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton called a news conference Wednesday to suggest there was nothing otherworldly about a Police Department camera truck filming tailgaters at an Arizona State University football game over the weekend.
Councilman Sal DiCiccio, who was tailgating, took to his Facebook page and the media this week to express his outrage at seeing a Phoenix police truck that he said resembled alien craft from The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells. DiCiccio said, “It’s just one more level of intrusion by the government looking into our personal lives.”
Apparently, Phoenix Police, with the assistance of Homeland Security (!), was filming tailgaters at an Arizona State University football game over the weekend. In Tempe, where the University and stadium are located.
Not Phoenix. Not Tempe (or ASU Police). And with the assistance of Homeland Security. You know, those federal guys.
Our tax dollars at work, people.
Good thing they don’t look into our personal records, or cell phone conversations or emails, or financial transactions!
Well, I take some of it back.
While OUR President (or rather his toady Secretary of State) signed the U.N. Small Arms Treaty (thankfully, an uphill fight for ratification in the Senate!), the Prime Minister of Canada refuses to sign it!
Three Cheers for Canuckistan!
Granted, they still have abysmal internal gun control laws, and no Bill of Rights, but, at least their executive recognizes the danger of ceding sovereignty to outside authority.
The United Nations? Seriously?
CALL YOUR SENATORS, NOW! And tell them how you feel.
(Me? I’ll be in my mud hut, adjusting my tin-foil hat)
REPORTEDLY, THIS IS PART OF THE ‘COMPREHENSIVE’ IMMIGRATION BILL – ANOTHER ONE WE MUST READ TO KNOW WHAT’S IN IT! REMEMBER HEALTH CARE?
THERE’S STILL TIME – CALL TODAY! (Tuesday, June 25)
WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — U.S. border agents should continue to be allowed to search a traveler’s laptop, cellphone or other electronic device and keep copies of any data on them based on no more than a hunch, according to an internal Homeland Security Department study. It contends limiting such searches would prevent the U.S. from detecting child pornographers or terrorists and expose the government to lawsuits.
Go read about the whole mess HERE. And, in additional news…
Yeah, that’s the spirit! Shred that Constitution and Bill of Rights! It’s for the children…
Remember when it was the Democrats who fought for civil liberties; who claimed the Republicans were the enemies of civil rights? They both are!
h/t Old NFO, Comrade Misfit
Too much privacy advocacy is done by a self-appointed expert class who, believing their own preferences to be universal, beseech legislators and regulators to mold or even remake the information economy. I have nothing against self-appointed experts—I am one, and some of you have been falling for my schtick for a decade. But the hubris of claiming to know how things should come out? That’s too much.
So the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s “Who Has Your Back?” report is real stand-out. Using a clear, six-star grid, they assess how well major Internet companies and ISPs do when it comes to key dimensions of privacy protection. (Jim Harper/Cato@Liberty)
It’s worth going to the link above and determining who (or if) your ISP has your back. Remember a couple years back when *blog name redacted* had his Internet service terminated, and his home raided w/o benefit of a warrant because of potentially inflamatory statements he made in his blog? It was Massachusetts, so, the State revoked his gun permit and confiscated his firearms, too! With no due process involved and the full cooperation of his ISP with the authorities.
So much for protecting the customer…
Go check out the grid, and be enlightened.