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.
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.
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. 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 officers found the couple’s cash and a marbled-glass pipe that Boatright said was a gift for her sister-in-law, and escorted them across town to the police station. “Where are we?” The basic principle behind asset forfeiture is appealing.
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. Here is a great example of how to ignore the unlawful requests from law enforcement.Las Vegas DUI Checkpoint Refusal 6Share 57Share
“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.” 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?” Indeed, that’s exactly what happened to seventy-two-year-old Aaron Awtry in 2010.
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. “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. “One may come to the aid of another being unlawfully arrested, just as he may where one is being assaulted, molested, raped or kidnapped. See also:
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. 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.) Proceed with Caution The threat to officer safety posed by Sovereign Citizens is well known. 2.) 3.) 4.) 5.) 6.)
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.
Yes, It's Legal To Film The Cops -- And What's Been Filmed In Recent Months Is Appalling NEW YORK -- It's becoming clearer and clearer that smartphones have ushered in a new era of police accountability. Since mid-July, when a bystander on Staten Island filmed the death of Eric Garner in a prohibited police chokehold, at least eight other unsettling videos, most of them captured by smartphone, have emerged showing instances of apparent excessive force by NYPD officers. Four such videos have appeared this month alone. Although police might intimidate bystanders into thinking otherwise, it's perfectly legal to film the cops -- not only in New York, but everywhere in the U.S. -- as long as you don't get in their way. Donna Lieberman, executive director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, encourages people to keep using their phones to film troubling police incidents. Lieberman also argued that the modern-day proliferation of video is actually good news for police officers. "Twenty years ago, Ernest Sayon, right in that same district, died," the Rev.
3 Years After This City Made Cops Wear Cameras, Here’s What Happened to Police Violence As the citizens of Ferguson, Missouri, take stock of damage after the raucous protests, looting, arson and gunfire that followed a grand jury's decision to clear Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed teen Michael Brown, people around the country are asking: How do we solve the problem of police brutality? A California suburb may have the answer. In February 2012, the city of Rialto had 70 police officers take part in a controlled study in which they were required to wear a tiny camera that filmed their interactions with the public. The results were incredible: In the first year of the cameras' introduction, complaints against Rialto police officers fell by 88%, while use of force by officers fell by almost 60%. The cameras cost as little as a tenth the price of a standard-issue firearm. "When you put a camera on a police officer, they tend to behave a little better, follow the rules a little better," Rialto police Chief William A. Now other cities want to follow suit.
The Police in America Are Becoming Illegitimate By Matt Taibbi | Nobody's willing to say it yet. But after Ferguson, and especially after the Eric Garner case that exploded in New York yesterday after yet another non-indictment following a minority death-in-custody, the police suddenly have a legitimacy problem in this country. Law-enforcement resources are now distributed so unevenly, and justice is being administered with such brazen inconsistency, that people everywhere are going to start questioning the basic political authority of law enforcement. And they're mostly going to be right to do it, and when they do, it's going to create problems that will make the post-Ferguson unrest seem minor. The Garner case was a perfect symbol of everything that's wrong with the proactive police tactics that are now baseline policy in most inner cities. When the police announced that they were taking him in to run him for the illegal tobacco sale, Garner balked and demanded to be left alone. City police have tough, brutal, dangerous jobs.
A scary culture change: What new law enforcement rhetoric reveals about America For those who’ve been following the ups and downs (mostly downs) of Bill de Blasio’s relationship with the NYPD, there was little about the officers’ response to the murder of two of their colleagues that was surprising. For a number of reasons, including his vocal opposition to stop-and-frisk and his public alliance with Rev. Al Sharpton, de Blasio was never popular among the force’s rank and file. Even before Officers Liu and Ramos were killed, the head of the cops’ union, the bombastic Patrick Lynch, was urging members to sign a petition asking the mayor not to attend their hypothetical funeral. He also accused de Blasio of foregoing responsible governance in favor of leading “a fucking revolution.” So when he said de Blasio had Liu and Romas’ blood on his hands, it was both heinous and more or less expected. For many of those less attuned to the city’s politics, however, the patent animosity some officers sent de Blasio’s way was disturbing.
The NYPD's 'Work Stoppage' Is Surreal By Matt Taibbi | Brace yourselves for a weird night. There might be a little extra drama when the ball drops in Times Square, thanks to one of the more confusing political protests in recent memory. On a night when more than a million potentially lawbreaking, probably tipsy revelers will be crowding the most densely-populated city blocks in America, all eyes will be on the city cops stuck with holiday duty. Why? Furious at embattled mayor Bill de Blasio, and at what Police Benevolent Association chief Patrick Lynch calls a "hostile anti-police environment in the city," the local officers are simply refusing to arrest or ticket people for minor offenses – such arrests have dropped off a staggering 94 percent, with overall arrests plunging 66 percent. If you're wondering exactly what that means, the Post is reporting that the protesting police have decided to make arrests "only when they have to." My first response to this news was confusion. But that's not what's going on here.