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July 4th Rights Violation at DUI Checkpoint (VIDEO)

http://thelibertarianrepublic.com/constitutional-rights-viol...

A man was pulled over and searched by police on the 4th of July at a DUI checkpoint in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Although the man repeatedly exercised his constitutional rights to not be searched and followed the law, the officers bullied him and forced him out of the vehicle despite committing no crime. The motorist’s car was then searched by a K-9 unit who was given a false alert signal by the police officer in order to search the vehicle for drugs.

From the video:

Tennessee State Trooper AJ Ross orders me to pull over and get out of my car, bullies me around, gets the drug sniffing K-9, lies about me having “Illegal Drugs” in the car, searches without consent, and tells me that it is ok to take away my freedom. All while not being detained. All this harassment because my window was not lowered enough to his preference. I broke no laws whatsoever. All of this on a day that we are supposed to be celebrating freedom and liberty. This checkpoint was in Murfreesboro, TN.


http://youtu.be/w-WMn_zHCVo

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Not a "rights violation"

He abandoned his rights by contract.

This is like a soldier telling the MP to get a warrant before searching his locker. That ain't gonna fly.

You signed the contract for the drivers license. You registered the car with the state. You are flying their flag on their license plate on their car on their road.

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Hear, O Israel: YHUH our God YHUH one. And thou shalt love YHUH thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.

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Right to travel

Desipe actions of police and local courts,
higher courts have ruled that American citizens
have a right to travel without state permits.

http://www.apfn.org/apfn/travel.htm

Worst of all

It's only just begun!

Turning the other cheek means standing up to your oppressors when they strike you down.
We need to wake up!

I hope this goes viral.

I hope this goes viral.

- Brennan

Somebody sent this

To Ben Swann. Ben is forwarding it to all his subscribers and followers.

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File a title 42 USC §1983 law suit

on officer and department he works for.
you don't need an attorney. It will cost about $350 for filing fee. Study federal civil rule of procedure in court. Go and watch a few federal court cases search the amount awarded to title 42 lawsuit to plaintiffs. Its around $350,000 at last check.

actually many of those type

actually many of those type suits get tossed out. and unless the violation is particularly egregious the courts have awarded one dollar in nominal damages.

don't get me wrong, I am all for holding the criminal cops accountable. but it is not easy endeavor. here is an excellent treatise on the dilemma that plaintiffs face in 42- 1983 suits:

(excerpt:)

http://jneedlel.home.mindspring.com/attyfees2.htm
Argument of Counsel

The public interest mandates that fundamental constitutional rights be aggressively enforced regardless of the size of an award of damages. Access to courts is essential for that enforcement. Meaningful access to courts requires competent counsel.(1)

Where damages are substantial and liability is likely, attracting competent counsel is relatively easy because a reasonable contingent fee can be anticipated. Where damages are insubstantial, however, the availability of a court awarded fee is the only anticipated fee and essential to attract competent counsel. See Davies, Julie, Federal Civil Rights Practice in the 1990's: The Dichotomy Between Reality and Theory, 48 Hastings Law Journal 197 (1997)(analyzing interviews with civil rights practitioners on the impact of fee shifting statutes). Reliance upon the pro bono efforts of private trial attorneys is insufficient to provide meaningful access to justice.(2)

The overwhelming majority of constitutional violations do not result in substantial damages. Examples of such constitutional violations include, but are not limited to, illegal stops for relatively brief periods of time - including racial profiling, illegal entry and searches of homes and cars, illegal arrests with very brief incarceration, and excessive force resulting in no serious injury. These cases and others involving dignitary interests have a high potential for nominal damages.(3) Without the potential for a fee in nominal damage cases, routine constitutional violations such as these, without substantial damages, will very rarely be litigated. The Civil Rights Attorney Fees Award Act was enacted to encourage such litigation.

Now that is a traitor

Trooper AJ Ross not Edward Snowden.

Local Libertarian Chapter

I'm the chairman of the local Rutherford County Libertarian organization. Chris Kalbaugh is a good friend of mine and it's an outrage to see him go threw this. Our local area is ripe for libertarian growth due to events such as this.

Please support us in any way you can :)

hey "platoonleader"

are these the heroes you were referring to on an earlier thread?

Just askin...

used to live in m'boro

TN campaign for liberty sends out a link to the press releases for the locations of these "no refusal" checkpoints. I'm sure this guy was aware. I've been waiting for them to post one in my county but no luck yet.
I like how the officer admits to the other officer, "it wasn't a very good alert..." and then he notices the camera. So, pointing to a spot on the car and saying, "here," to which the dog jumps where he is told is considered "one-a-them-there-not-very-good-alerts"...
Once I had a Rutherford co deputy pull up behind me in a church parking lot and ask for my id. I was very polite and told him I was talking on the phone here because I lived ten minutes down the road where there was no cell service, and asked if that was a problem? He said it wasn't a problem, he just wanted to make sure everything was ok; to which I politely replied that I would not give him my license because he had no problem and I had no problem. He went back to his car for a couple minutes and came back (i'm still on the phone) and told me to have a good night. I did.

nazi pig tyrants

SOP

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Follow The Money

Checkpoints are another financial benefit for government employees who receive regular and overtime pay.

News-Press.com Sept 24, 2010
"FMPD received funding from the Florida Department of Transportation to host DUI checkpoints.
The money helps purchase DUI checkpoint equipment and to pay officers OVERTIME when they participate in the checkpoints."

Suspicionless Checkpoints Activism
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8ulVEUqwL4

Most if not all dui checkpoints in CT are overtime gigs

It is federal grant money - and you better believe they expect results - or else they simply do not get those grants again. So technically no quota - but then - no overtime on the next round of holidays.

I have pointed this out many times, but it bears repeating here again.

Not only are cops here in CT paid the overtime for the duty cycle(usually 8 hours paid even if the checkpoint in only 5 hours) - their pensions are based upon their top 3 years pay - so when they retire - they get to retire based upon that federal grant overtime pay they received in those top three years.
Its a simple game - load up three of your years and retire like a king- meanwhile - the commoners don't pay attention - after all - that was federal grant money. (funny thing to note - we see another post about how truckers cannot work so many hours straight - yet no such provision is in our law for officers - seems odd to me).

Now do people start seeing the cycle?

When I lived in Milford

I got stopped at a random stop sign downtown.
It was last summer, before I moved to SC, after hurricane Sandy swept away the house I was staying in.

They had two cops standing on the sidewalk waiting as people stopped for the stop sign, to jump in front of their car to give them $92.00!!!! tickets for not wearing seatbelts.

They said it was a Federal initiative. I told them the law in CT is you cannot be stopped simply for not wearing a seatbelt. They said it was a Federal initiative and all PDs across the country received notice to ramp up enforcement.

After harassing me about the open beer my passenger was drinking (open bottle is legal in CT as long as not the driver) and asking me the proverbial "is there any marijuana in the vehicle?" with the intention of searching the vehicle and it's occupants... and then being denied such intrusion by myself, I asked them...

"If you are willing to break CT law to enforce whatever the Feds want you to, are you going to take our guns away if the Feds tell you to?"

Even my friend (who, no offense, is a complete moron, & I mean that with the utmost respect, lol) says the female officer gave us a "how the heck did you know about that?!" look.

Consider this was last summer... Before Aurora, Sandy Hook, or the anti-gun legislation since...

She walked away and the other one came back a few minutes later with $92.00 ticket for not wearing my own seatbelt...

PEOPLE OPPOSING TYRANNY - Real Grass Roots!
Are you a POT or a PET - Person Embracing Tyranny?

Oh yeh- they do this all the time in Hartford

They have a motorcycle cop sit on the sidewalk and when the light turns red - he pulls out and goes down the line looking for seat belts.

The irony is that this all happens on the edge of one of the worst neighborhoods in the state. Crime is rampant - but the city feels this officers time is best spent looking for seatbelts.

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Federal funding is the Achilles heel of these roadblocks.

Local police couldn't afford them otherwise. Most of the officers receive overtime pay, which is how they are "bought off". This is a sneaky federalization of local police. Local control of police is a fundamental precept of liberty. News media won't report this factoid.
The problem in my area, and many others I'm sure, is "constitutional conservatives" utterly clam up when all this is pointed out to them. They don't care it's a 4th Amendment violation because they actually think it is getting criminals off the street. That attitude sickens me as much as the in your face Marxists who out to destroy our foundations. They refuse to see their own blatant hypocrisy.

Undo what Wilson did

Speaking DICTATOR language?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=B3no...

That is what I call Networks Rising.

I don't know if such things will work competitively against what I call Legal Crime.

The alternative is what I call Absolute Abject Belief in Falsehood Without Question.

The Legal Criminals grow more numerous and stronger while the innocent victims grow weaker and fewer on this road, and then the Law of Diminishing Returns sets in, as Legal Crime is then no longer profitable, as the supply of honest, productive, innocent victims dries up, and all that remains are criminals, and at that point there is no point in spending another ounce of effort making false badges, false licenses, and false authority, because that will be the point at which all the criminals are exactly what they are: criminals.

Will the honest people figure it out in time?

1.
End the FED
2.
End the IRS
3.
Bring the Troops Home (Start in the mirror)
4.
Do so by July 4th, 2014, Start now, finish early.

Networks Rising?

Against what?

Nothing to see here folks.

Move along, just move along.

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The worst part of of these goons working for Drug Pushers is the discredit upon good peace officers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UT5MY3C86bk

Join THE FORCE to accomplish good things and no good deed goes unpunished when the criminals take over.

Joe

I just called the dept. and was hung up on...

Apparently they weren't interested in hearing my complaint. Still, I think these bullies need to hear from the public and know their actions are reprehensible. They deserve to understand that we're not the only ones being monitored.

See something, say something. Isn't that right? Well I did you hypocrites.

Rutherford County Sheriff's Office
940 New Salem Highway
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
(615) 898-7770

Lisa Marchesoni
Public Information Officer
(615) 904-3089
lmarchesoni@rutherfordcountytn.gov

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called

the women at the first number was being a bit of an obstructionist (typical reaction i get from police servants)(i was calm and polite as always) but after repeatedly asking she finally identified herself. i then told her why i was calling and she referred me to the public relations office. the pr guy Nathan was real nice and said it was under investigation by internal affairs for violating the mans "constitutional rights". that usually means the cop will be rewarded with 2 weeks paid vacation(suspended with pay)and then it will be swept under the rug once the outrage wanes. the pr guy talked a good game and gave the appearance of something being done but if deputy rose receives anymore than a slap on the wrist i would be surprised. the police can't be trusted to investigate themselves and it's really going to be up to the victim to file suit.

Nathan pagel @ public relations office 615-904-4753.

i was told Deputy Aj rose is the tyrant in the video.

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These sick traitors will likely retire with a fat pension

and the admiration of his neighbors for being a great Amerikan!

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".
--Voltaire

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