Drivers Beware: The Deadly Perils of Traffic Stops in the American Police State

Posted by on May 17, 2019 in Featured, Other Issues, Police Brutality | Comments

I have posted similar articles. The best advice is: do what they say. Tell the officer what you are doing, i.e. “I am getting my license”. Move slowly, with your hands visible at all times. Do not reach under the seat; if you need to, tell the officer why you need to.  Record the encounter.  Complain later if you have a complaint. For more examples of extreme abuse open the Whole Story. Excerpts from the Article: We’ve all been...

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NJ marijuana legalization: Would legal weed bill stop cops from searching based on smell? – GREAT idea! – kra

Posted by on May 12, 2019 in Featured, Other Issues, War on Drugs | Comments

This is a great idea; fantastic, super-duper, and fabulous, all in one! The law to legalize Pot in N J is still pending, but this provision of it is terrific! Keep in mind: despite the growing wave of legalization of Pot, thousands of people still are arrested for possession annually in every state, and even an arrest without conviction, can destroy one’s life. 99 percent of marijuana busts in New Jersey start with an officer reporting...

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Law Enforcement and Lobbyists Battle Over Need for Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform

Posted by on Mar 20, 2019 in Featured, Other Issues, Police Brutality, War on Drugs | Comments

As is so often the case, to find the problem, follow the money. Washington D C and seven states have  realized the gross injustice in these asset forfeiture laws and have greatly improved them.  Since 2014, more than 29 states have enacted laws limiting asset forfeiture or making the civil asset forfeiture process more transparent. Most states continue to review them or have legislation pending. Why? Because as the “war on drugs”...

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Former Marine Sues over Illegal Strip Search. Incident is on Video

Posted by on Feb 2, 2019 in Featured, Other Issues, Police Brutality | Comments

Unfortunately, this happens every day in America. See the article: What you can DO About Out of Control Police. Here. they “messed with the wrong Marine”! Excerpts from the Article: A former Marine has sued the LaSalle County Sheriff’s office, saying deputies “humiliated, degraded and dehumanized” her when they dragged her into a cell and forcibly stripped her naked after she was arrested on suspicion of DUI two years ago. In a...

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Eleventh Circuit Denies Qualified Immunity to Florida Cop Who Seized iPhone from Accident Bystander – You CAN Film Cops – kra

Posted by on Jan 7, 2019 in Featured, Other Issues | Comments

This is just another reminder that you CAN film police, as long as you do not interfere with their official duties. This article discusses search and seizure law and qualified immunity for police. Excerpts from the Article: On April 2, 2018, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals decided Crocker v. Beatty[i], in which the court examined whether a deputy sheriff was entitled to qualified immunity when he seized the cell phone of a bystander who...

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