Latest Articles: U.S. Constitution
Court Tosses Evidence From Pretextual Stop When Dashcam Shows Cop Had Zero Reason To Perform A Stop
Post Date: 2020-01-28 22:57:14 by Deckard
from the 'i-um-just-wanted-to-congratulate-you-on-your-lawfulness-or-something' deptTue, Jan 28th 2020 7:43pm Tim Cushing The #BacktheBlue types like to say stuff like "If you don't want to get arrested, don't break the law." But breaking the law is never a prerequisite for a traffic stop, search, and/or arrest. The nation's top court has already said cops don't actually have to enforce real laws. They can predicate stops on what they perceive the law to be, whether or not any actual law was broken. Pretextual stops have also been given the Court's blessing. As long as there's a good enough reason to initiate a stop, cops can begin fishing ...
New Bill to Allow Cops to Detain Citizens, Force Them to Explain Who They Are, What They're Doing
Post Date: 2020-01-20 22:11:15 by Deckard
Kentucky An ominous bill that is currently making its way through the Kentucky Senate aims to give police unprecedented unconstitutional powers. These new powers will allow cops to stop anyone they want and demand that person tell them who they are, where they are going, and explain their actions. Naturally, it has civil rights advocates up in arms, but it doesnt seem to be slowing down the bills momentum. Police merely need to make an unsubstantiated claim that a person is involved in criminal activity which gives them free reign to stop that person, demand his name, home address and age as well as ask to see his drivers license, if he has one and ...
Richmond 2A Rallygoers To Be Corralled Into Â“Chain-Link PenÂ” With Only One Way In And Out
Post Date: 2020-01-19 21:04:25 by Deckard
By Chris Menahan Folks attending the Second Amendment rally at the Capitol grounds in Richmond, Virginia on Monday will be barred from exercising their Second Amendment rights and corralled into a chain-link pen with only one entrance and exit. From The Washington Post: This is what it looks like inside the rally zone. pic.twitter.com/DRIAYISToL Ford Fischer (@FordFischer) January 19, 2020Outside the Capitol, authorities used tall chain-link barriers to create a pie-shaped pen for the rally. The area takes up about a third of Capitol Square, a manicured park dotted with monuments to figures ranging from Native Americans and George Washington to a segregationist governor ...
Yes, the United Nations is hiring "disarmament officers" in New York. The question is "why"?
Post Date: 2020-01-04 14:17:21 by Deckard
NEW YORK When the editor of Law Enforcement Today sent me a story to look into this morning, I laughed. Theres no way this is real, I thought. It must be some crazy conspiracy theory. After extensive research, Im not laughing anymore. The United Nations has legitimately posted a job opportunity for English-speaking DISARMAMENT, DEMOBILIZATION, AND REINTEGRATION (DDR) OFFICERS. In. New. York. The most concerning duty listed in the job description is this: Acts as a Focal Point for Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) components for two to three missions, responsible for planning, support to implementation and evaluation. To be clear, according to ...
Congressman says public officials may go to jail to protect ‘Second Amendment sanctuaries
Post Date: 2020-01-02 17:30:40 by Deckard
Rep. Thomas Massie Kentucky Republican Rep. Thomas Massie thinks some local law enforcement leaders will be willing to go to jail rather than comply with state gun control laws they deem unconstitutional. Attended my first 2A sanctuary meeting today in Lewis County (where I live). Standing room only. Friends and neighbors spoke passionately and articulately. County officials unanimously passed a resolution, Massie tweeted on Dec. 30. This grassroots movement feels even stronger than the Tea Party in 2010. Second Amendment sanctuary municipalities last year sprouted up in Illinois, a state with some of the strictest gun control laws. They then spread to ...
Missouri Cops Used Federal Loophole To Seize $2.6 Million From Drivers Who They Never Charged With Crimes
Post Date: 2020-01-02 00:12:31 by Deckard
St. Charles County law enforcement used shady practices to seize motorists' assets without convictions. (Mathayward/Dreamstime.com) A new report uncovers a shocking civil asset forfeiture practice that allowed Missouri police to seize at least $2.6 million during traffic stops in a single year. As part of a larger series on national asset forfeiture cases organized by the Pulitzer Center, St. Louis Public Radio reported that St. Charles County law enforcement coerced at least 39 unsuspecting motorists into signing over their assets in 2018. According to the report, officers would lie in wait for a car committing a minor traffic violation. Upon seeing the minor violation, ...
Virginia Governor Northam Increases Corrections Budget In Anticipation Of Jailing Gun Owners
Post Date: 2019-12-27 08:05:26 by Deckard
As if Virginia Gov. Ralph Northams wholesale attack on law-abiding gun owners wasnt enough, the disgraced public official and his Michael Bloomberg-bought allies in the General Assembly now want the states hard-working taxpayers to foot the bill for their unconstitutional schemes. The budget bill (HB30) includes an appropriation of a quarter million dollars to carry out a host of gun control measures that Northam and his anti-gun allies hope to enact. The $250,000 is appropriated to the Corrections Special Reserve Fund in order to provide for the increase in the operating cost of adult correctional facilities resulting ...
Warning to LET: "Stop reporting on Virginia militia or your editors will be charged as felons."
Post Date: 2019-12-23 06:28:17 by Deckard
Virginia Weve never been ones to listen to internet trolls. And this particular situation is no exception. Over the past week, we havent been afraid to report about the rising numbers of men and women across the country who say theyre joining the militia. Its no longer a veiled threat its a reality. The numbers have exploded thanks to whats happening in Virginia. More on that in a moment. But first this message came in Wednesday: Your reporting about the growing numbers in the militia create a clear and present threat to America. As part of Congress, Im giving you fair warning that this is the ...
National Guardsman Breaks Rank On Dems Virginia Gun Control: ‘We Will Not Comply
Post Date: 2019-12-23 05:21:57 by WWG1WWA
Over the last few months, Virginia Democrats have worked to pass extreme gun control measures in the state. In fact, a Democratic congressmen went as far as to say that the National Guard my have to be used in order to enforce a door-to-door gun grab. And ultimately, Im not the governor, but the governor may have to nationalize the National Guard to enforce the law, Rep. Donald McEachin said, according to Newsweek. Thats his call, because I dont know how serious these counties are and how severe the violations of law will be. But thats obviously an option he has. However, one National Guardsman who opted to remain anonymous ...
You have NO IDEA what’s coming: Virginia Dems to unleash martial law attack on 2A counties using roadblocks to confiscate firearms and spark a shooting war [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2019-12-21 11:10:14 by Deckard
After passing extremely restrictive anti-gun legislation in early 2020, Virginia has a plan to deploy roadblocks at both the county and state levels to confiscate firearms from law-abiding citizens (at gunpoint, of course) as part of a deliberate effort to spark a shooting war with citizens, sources are now telling Natural News. Some might choose to dismiss such claims as speculation, but these sources now say that Virginia has been chosen as the deliberate flashpoint to ignite the civil war thats being engineered by globalists. Their end game is to unleash a sufficient amount of violence to call for UN occupation of America and the overthrow of President Trump and the republic. Such ...
More weapons Bans on the way (GA, WA)
Post Date: 2019-12-20 17:31:28 by Deckard
Legislation proposed in Georgia that would ban the possession of semi-automatic firearms WA Attorney General Ferguson Announces Sweeping Gun Control Agenda
Fifth Circuit Rules Obamacare Individual Mandate Unconstitutional
Post Date: 2019-12-18 19:35:45 by nolu chan
Fifth Circuit Rules Obamacare Individual Mandate Unconstitutional http://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions/pub/19/19-10011-CV0.pdf Texas et al v United States et al, 19-10011 (5th Cir, 18 Dec 2019) Opinion Before KING, ELROD, and ENGELHARDT, Circuit Judges. Opinion by JENNIFER WALKER ELROD, Circuit Judge. A dissenting opinion was filed by King, Circuit Judge. At 44: In NFIB, the individual mandatemost naturally read as a command to purchase insurancewas saved from unconstitutionality because it could be read together with the shared responsibility payment as an option to purchase insurance or pay a tax. It could be read this way because the shared responsibility payment ...
Virginia Activates Official Militia in Response to Gun Confiscation Threats. Lawmakers Want To Make This a Felony.
Post Date: 2019-12-18 04:21:44 by Deckard
By Daisy Luther As Virginia lawmakers prepare to pass a draconian gun control bill that would make most guns in the state illegal, Tazewell County has formed an official active militia as per the Second Amendment to the Constitution. A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. To all of those who like to mock gun owners and ask if theyre going to fight tyranny in a militia, Virginias answer is a clear and adamant yes. Thats exactly what theyre planning to do. A Quick Recap of Whats Happened So Far Heres a little bit of background on the ...
Judge Orders Man Who Violated Recording Ban To Publish An Essay About Respecting The Court AND To Delete All Negative Comments From Readers
Post Date: 2019-12-14 08:41:18 by Deckard
from the you-weren't-doing-anything-with-your-free-speech-rights-anyway deptWed, Dec 11th 2019 3:27am Tim Cushing Eugene Volokh of the Volokh Conspiracy highlights a very unusual court order that seems to think the First Amendment is only for people who haven't pissed off judges. The background of the case is this: Davin Eldridge frequently attended proceedings at the Macon County Courthouse. Despite signs stating that recording devices were prohibited in the court, Eldridge brought in recording devices and recorded proceedings. He was caught on more than one occasion, with Eldridge's latest attempt at not-all-that-much-subterfuge-tbh interrupted by the presiding ...
VA Democrats threaten prosecution and National Guard for police who fail to enforce pending gun control legislation
Post Date: 2019-12-13 10:30:21 by Deckard
Democratic lawmakers on Capitol Hill say local police who do not enforce gun control measures likely to pass in Virginia should face prosecution and even threats of the National Guard. After Novembers Virginia Legislature elections that led to Democrats taking control of both chambers, the gun control legislation proposed by some Democrats moved forward, including universal background checks, an assault weapons ban, and a red flag law. Legal firearm owners in the state, however, joined with their sheriffs to form Second Amendment sanctuary counties, which declare the authorities in these municipalities uphold the Second Amendment in the face of any gun control measure ...
No One is Immune to Police Misconduct…Including Retired Police!
Post Date: 2019-12-10 02:44:07 by Deckard
I am a Retired New York City Police Detective. Along with my Business partner, John J. Baeza, we started a police procedures expert witness practice in which we review alleged police misconduct cases. Little did I know I might need Johns expertise with an incident between me and a NY Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) police officer. It was Tuesday, November 26th, 2019 at about 6:00 PM. I was waiting to pick up my daughter at the Mineola Long Island Station (I live in Nassau County, New York). I was sitting in my car, parked legally, engine turned off and looking down at my phone checking to see where my daughter was on the train. When all of a sudden I looked to my left and saw a ...
Virginia Sheriff: ‘I Will Deputize Thousands of Citizens To Protect Their Gun Rights’
Post Date: 2019-12-10 02:29:36 by Deckard
Culpeper County Sheriff Scott Jenkins Culpepper County, VA It looks like what Virginia gun owners needed was a wake up call. Or more accurately, a wake up slap in the face. Ever since Bloomberg bought himself a blue Virginia and stacked it with eager anti-gun legislators, weve told you how the state is on fire with pro-gun rights sentiment. County after county has joined the Second Amendment Sanctuary list, totaling 42 counties in less than six weeks. Add one more sheriff to the list of Second Amendment heroes. Sheriff Scott Jenkins of Culpepper County, VA made a post on his official county Facebook page pledging to support the Second Amendment. In the post ...
California Supreme Court Closes Warrantless Vehicle Search Loophole
Post Date: 2019-12-08 07:39:57 by Deckard
from the which-leaves-cops-with-only-another-half-dozen-they-can-use deptFri, Dec 6th 2019 2:45pm Tim Cushing The California Supreme Court has overturned 17 years of questionable case law, restoring a bit of the Fourth for drivers in the state. (via Courthouse News) For nearly two decades, state law enforcement officers were able to search a vehicle without a warrant if the driver could not provide identification. While traveling on public roads in your car lowers your expectation of privacy, vehicle searches still require reasonable suspicion of criminal activity at the very least. Officers have a few other options to bypass warrant requirements, including inventory searches if ...
Bill Would Roll Back Prohibition-Era Gun Rules
Post Date: 2019-12-08 07:21:54 by Deckard
The legislation aims to undo the "egregiously unconstitutional registration, taxation, and regulation of short-barreled rifles. (James Boardman | Dreamstime.com) Rep. Roger Marshall (RKan.) thinks short-barreled rifles are overregulated, and he's looking to change that.On Tuesday, Marshall introduced the Home Defense and Competitive Shooting Act of 2019. This would change provisions of the National Firearms Act of 1934 (NFA) that put extra restrictions on the ownership of short-barreled riflesthat is, rifles* with a barrel shorter than 16" in length or that have a total length of less than 26".The NFA requires owners of short-barreled rifles to register them ...
House Judiciary Committee Majority Report on Constitutional Grounds for Presidential Impeachment (Dec 2019)
Post Date: 2019-12-07 21:08:07 by nolu chan
House Judiciary Committee Majority Report on Constitutional Grounds for Presidential Impeachment (Dec 2019) The Foreward by Mr. Nadler contains the following disclaimer: The views and conclusions contained in the report are staff views and do not necessarily reflect those of the Committee on the Judiciary or any of its members.
The Supreme Court and the Right To Keep and Bear Arms
Post Date: 2019-12-05 00:56:37 by Deckard
In a 2008 case called District of Columbia v. Heller, and again in a 2010 case called McDonald v. City of Chicago, the Supreme Court interpreted the Second Amendment. That amendment was written, the court ruled in both cases, to mandate the obligation of the federal government, as well as cities and states, to recognize, respect and permit the exercise of the right to self-defense, using the same level of technology as might be used against someone in the home. Stated differently, the high court twice held in the past 11 years that the right to own and keep and if necessary to use a gun in the home is a personal pre-political right. Pre-political has a long and ...
Asset Forfeiture and the Destruction of American Liberty
Post Date: 2019-12-03 22:57:22 by Deckard
The Future of Freedom Foundation by Jacob G. HornbergerFor centuries, it has been an established tenet of Western jurisprudence that a person cannot be punished for a crime unless the government first convicts him of the crime in a court of law. After the Constitution called the federal government into existence, our American ancestors demanded that this principle be enshrined in the Bill of Rights because they were convinced that federal officials would end up violating it. The Fifth Amendment states in part: No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury
. nor be deprived of ...
Betraying the Constitution: Who Will Protect Us from an Unpatriotic Patriot Act?
Post Date: 2019-12-03 05:08:27 by Deckard
It is the responsibility of the patriot to protect his country from its government.Thomas Paine While Congress subjects the nation to its impeachment-flavored brand of bread-and-circus politics, our civil liberties continue to die a slow, painful death by a thousand cuts. Case in point: while Americans have been fixated on the carefully orchestrated impeachment drama that continues to monopolize headlines, Congress passed and President Trump signed into law legislation extending three key provisions of the USA Patriot Act, which had been set to expire on December 15, 2019. Once again, to no ones surprise, the bureaucrats on both sides of the aisleDemocrats ...
Oregon Supreme Court Shuts Down Pretextual Traffic Stops; Says Cops Can't Ask Questions Unrelated To The Violation
Post Date: 2019-12-02 22:58:58 by Deckard
from the expecting-a-large-downturn-in-asset-forfeiture-funds deptMon, Dec 2nd 2019 3:35pm Tim Cushing The Supreme Court's Rodriguez decision took a lot of fishing line away from law enforcement officers. Thousands of traffic statutes are violated every day. (Or not broken, in some cases.) All an officer needed to do was follow someone around until they violated one and then turn the traffic stop into a Q&A session with an eye on obtaining consent to search drivers, passengers, and vehicles. The Supreme Court said pretextual stops are fine, but once the objective has been achieved (citation or warning given), the stop is over. No further questions. No calling for a drug ...
Chick-Fil-A Donates to Extremist Southern Poverty Law Center
Post Date: 2019-11-28 01:59:30 by Deckard
Breitbart by Penny Starr and Ezra Dulis Internal Revenue Service (IRS) records show that Chick-fil-A is not only stopping donations to Christian organizations but is funding left-wing extremist groups, including the anti-Christian Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). Chick-fil-As 2017 990 IRS filing shows the fast-food franchise made a $2,500 donation to SPLC, among a laundry list of pro-abortion and pro-LGBT orgs, Townhall reports. The Chick-fil-A Foundation has come under conservative scrutiny since its decision to stop supporting Christian charities such as the Salvation Army, caving to disingenuous pressure campaigns from far-left ...
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