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“Why did you shoot me? I was reading a book”: The new warrior cop is out of control

“Why did you shoot me? I was reading a book”: The new warrior cop is out of control
Sal Culosi is dead because he bet on a football game — but it wasn’t a bookie or a loan shark who killed him. His local government killed him, ostensibly to protect him from his gambling habit. Several months earlier at a local bar, Fairfax County, Virginia, detective David Baucum overheard the thirty-eight-year-old optometrist and some friends wagering on a college football game. “To Sal, betting a few bills on the Redskins was a stress reliever, done among friends,” a friend of Culosi’s told me shortly after his death. “None of us single, successful professionals ever thought that betting fifty bucks or so on the Virginia–Virginia Tech football game was a crime worthy of investigation.” Baucum apparently did. On the night of January 24, 2006, Baucum called Culosi and arranged a time to drop by to collect his winnings. Sal Culosi’s last words were to Baucum, the cop he thought was a friend: “Dude, what are you doing?” But the mission creep hasn’t stopped at poker games. Related:  Getting along with the Police

VIDEO: Driver Questions Officer at July 4 DUI Checkpoint *So who out there can provide the best method for remedying such a travesty of justice? Michael Badnarik has gone far to educate Americans as to their Constitutional rights, so if you want to keep them please check out some of his work here and share it with your fellow sovereign friends and family. via WTVR.com RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. – A man posted to YouTube video he says shows him questioning sheriff’s deputies about a July 4 DUI checkpoint. The driver said he was pulled over, bullied around and searched without consent during the traffic stop. “All this harassment because my window was not lowered enough to his preference,” the driver posted on YouTube. “I broke no laws whatsoever. Here is a great example of how to ignore the unlawful requests from law enforcement.Las Vegas DUI Checkpoint Refusal 6Share 57Share

Sarah Stillman: The Use and Abuse of Civil Forfeiture On a bright Thursday afternoon in 2007, Jennifer Boatright, a waitress at a Houston bar-and-grill, drove with her two young sons and her boyfriend, Ron Henderson, on U.S. 59 toward Linden, Henderson’s home town, near the Texas-Louisiana border. They made the trip every April, at the first signs of spring, to walk the local wildflower trails and spend time with Henderson’s father. This year, they’d decided to buy a used car in Linden, which had plenty for sale, and so they bundled their cash savings in their car’s center console. Just after dusk, they passed a sign that read “Welcome to Tenaha: A little town with BIG Potential!” They pulled into a mini-mart for snacks. He asked if Henderson knew that he’d been driving in the left lane for more than half a mile without passing. No, Henderson replied. Were there any drugs in the car? The county’s district attorney, a fifty-seven-year-old woman with feathered Charlie’s Angels hair named Lynda K. “Where are we?”

Know Your Rights: Photographers Taking photographs of things that are plainly visible from public spaces is a constitutional right – and that includes federal buildings, transportation facilities, and police and other government officials carrying out their duties. Unfortunately, there is a widespread, continuing pattern of law enforcement officers ordering people to stop taking photographs from public places, and harassing, detaining and arresting those who fail to comply. Learn more » Your rights as a photographer: When in public spaces where you are lawfully present you have the right to photograph anything that is in plain view. Using the ACLU’s “Know Your Rights: Photographers” resource, HitRecord – a collaborative artist production company – produced an animated video about the right to photograph in public, featuring music by the Gregory Brothers and directed by actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt: If you are stopped or detained for taking photographs: Always remain polite and never physically resist a police officer.

Abusive, Camera-Phobic Mall Cop Picks Fight With Wrong Woman Via Information Liberation : Depending on what side of fallacious authority you may have found yourself in the past, this video may either make you cheer or collapse in disgust. Maybe both? A group of people taking pictures on the very edge of mall property – pictures not of the mall, mind you – is confronted by a wildly out of control mall security guard. The guard demands that they leave because she says they’re not respecting mall rules. At this point, she actually tries to confiscate the cameras and then tells them to delete their footage. UPDATE: It appears that the individuals with cameras were taking photos of a truck that was overturned in the neighboring ravine.

10 tips and tactics for investigating Sovereign Citizens Law enforcement officers across the country are experiencing a growing number of contacts with Sovereign Citizens — individuals and groups who possess a strong anti-government ideology. Because they believe the government, its representatives, laws, and policies are illegitimate, Sovereign Citizens regularly find themselves in conflict with the law. Although it’s difficult to accurately access their numbers, it is safe to say that since 2000, their numbers and the violent incidents associated with them have increased at an alarming rate. Here, I’ll provide you with some investigative tips and suggestions should you encounter a Sovereign Citizen, but, I’d be remiss if I did not take a moment to emphasize that whether you’re dealing with a novice or a hardliner Sovereign Citizen, the prospect of violent action and threats to officer safety should never be taken for granted. 1.) 2.) 3.) 4.) They may identify themselves as “the representative of…(their legal name).” 5.) 6.) 7.) 8.) 9.) 10.)

You Have the Right to Stay Out of Jail Share this infographic on your site! <a href=” src=” alt=”Know Your Rights” width=”500″ border=”0″ /></a><br />Source: <a href=” Knowing Your Rights Amendment IV – The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. Whether you are a US citizen or not 3 Levels of police/citizen encounters ○ NEVER: ■ Lie or give false documents ■ Answer questions ■ Give permission to a search without fully reading a warrant ■ Argue, resist, run, or obstruct– even if your rights are being violated

A DWI offer you can’t refuse Officer Taylor cruised through the Austin metro for almost two hours before she finally collared a drunk driver around midnight. Sure, it was a Wednesday night—but it was also Halloween. Texas’ No Refusal law is pretty straightforward. If a police officer—after a reasonable detention to investigate his or her informed suspicion of public intoxication—can demonstrate probable cause that a vehicle operator is drunk, and if that person refuses to “volunteer” potential evidence to further the investigation, the officer can apply for a warrant from the night judge to take a biological sample to prove it. Simply put: If, on a No Refusal night, you get pulled over for drunk driving and refuse to cooperate, they will haul your ass to jail and take your blood. Sounds ghoulish. At least 14 states have implemented No Refusal blood draw laws. “The media likes it because the media has a story to run and it gives them a little piece. It didn’t seem like Officer Taylor would have to invoke No Refusal.

Porn Star 'Val Midwest' Heads To Jail For Nude Photo Shoot At Catholic School A Nebraska woman began serving a jail sentence for posing for nude photos last year on the grounds of the Catholic high school she had once attended. Valerie Dodds, known to fans of her X-Rated work as 'Val Midwest,' began serving a 45-day sentence on Wednesday in the Lancaster County Jail, KETV reports. "I'm taking it as a really bad vacation," Dodds said to the station before reporting to jail. "I feel like I'm harmless as to what I did, and they are definitely bringing the hammer as far as the sentencing goes." Dodds said last year that she took the pictures on the Pius X High School campus as revenge against students and teachers who ridiculed her for appearing in pornography, according to CBS News. The steamy shots of the then-19-year-old appeared on her adult website in June and led to charges of public indecency and trespassing. A judge convicted her in December.

Your Right of Defense Against Unlawful Arrest Your Right of Defense Against Unlawful Arrest “Citizens may resist unlawful arrest to the point of taking an arresting officer's life if necessary.” Plummer v. State, 136 Ind. 306. “An arrest made with a defective warrant, or one issued without affidavit, or one that fails to allege a crime is within jurisdiction, and one who is being arrested, may resist arrest and break away. lf the arresting officer is killed by one who is so resisting, the killing will be no more than an involuntary manslaughter.” “When a person, being without fault, is in a place where he has a right to be, is violently assaulted, he may, without retreating, repel by force, and if, in the reasonable exercise of his right of self defense, his assailant is killed, he is justified.” “An illegal arrest is an assault and battery. “Each person has the right to resist an unlawful arrest. “Story affirmed the right of self-defense by persons held illegally. See also:

Attorney shuts down police stop of black handyman: ‘Now please leave our neighborhood’ A recent videotaped incident in Washington, D.C., highlights the way race and class matter in police interactions with residents. The video, which was posted online by the Washington Post, shows white attorney Jody Westby coming to the aid of black handyman Dennis Stucky, who has been stopped by two officers and is sitting on a curb in the upscale Foxhall Crescent neighborhood. Westby asks the officers – one standing near the curb and another sitting in a patrol car — why Stucky has been stopped, and they tell her he’s suspected in a burglary. The attorney, who had asked her housekeeper to record the incident on a cell phone, demands to know which address the call came from, and she approaches the cruiser to verify the information. The officer in the car tells her the address, and Westby determines the call was for a nearby subdivision. “We have a burglar alarm,” says the officer standing in the street. “Because you’re accusing him,” Westby says, sternly.

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