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Outrage In Texas

This isn't the first time the law in Texas has outraged and disgusted me, and it won't be the last.

This story about out of control lawmen seizing property to boost their revenue stream should infuriate and upset all liberty minded people.

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2013/08/12/130812fa_fact_...

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Why do people let the cops search them, JUST SAY NO.

They need a search warrant if they want to search my pickup truck.

It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people that pay no price for being wrong.
Thomas Sowell

wow. thanks for sharing

That is insane! In part 3 around 2:00 the cop asks why they took the money from the nj man... he admitted that there was no proof the money was illegal.. it gets worse when he then states the man had no proof the money was earned legally. WOW. Another case of guilty until proven innocent.

Thanks for sharing.

"When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty."

-Thomas Jefferson

OMG!! I had no idea this was

OMG!! I had no idea this was going on! And so blatant! Love that inbred cop in the 3rd video when the reporter just completely stumped him. You want to talk about GUILTY!!!

Where are the Feds charging Violation of Constitutional Rights under Color of Law???

Oh, yeah...I forgot...If anything, they're just going to be pissed that the state got to it before they did.

thanks doc - that was very enlightening

It is amazing what goes on in this country.

But its ok - I am going to go chant usa, usa - so I must be free.

Cops stop illegals every Friday after they cash paychecks

here in Texas and take their money and let them go. Most are too scared to even report.

Looks like we have more

work to do. Leave it to the New Yorker not to point out this couple did not have to consent to a search of themselves and their vehicle.

"Officer, I know you have a job to do, but I do not consent to a search of myself or my vehicle."

This is important. If the police proceed to search the occupants and the vehicle, a search and seizure turns into a civil rights action. Unless the glass pipe is in plain view, the police did not have probable cause to search.

Rights are gone with the patriot act!

Not picking on you personally but the whole mess in the USA
The judges side 90% of the time with the "trusted official"
Prosecutors don't want to go against the guys they work with everyday.
A "good" procicuter get up to 100% conviction ratio.

The smell made it legal (didn't make it right or moral in front of God)
But we are in the look forward county now that only punishes the little gut (you and me).

Just like they can say they heard a flushing sound.
How can you prove there wasn't a sound.
That pretty much gives the bad guys the right to break down your door at will because how do you prove the toilet didn't run water unless it's cemented in?

O I am sorry not bad guys I meant to say police officers.

Has anyone realized you have more chance of getting locked up in USA than Mexico!
When they put profit in it "privatization"
Profit to lock up people America has the highest lockup ratio in the world?

Judges who are elected. That stinks of money!
Freedom?
Truth?
Compassion?

We have a president that say the average American isn't qualified to understand the constitutions.

All out the window for money.
and the guys stealing your right can carry.

Just want what seems to be missing, Truth and Justice for ALL
What is fraud except creating “value” from nothing and passing it off as something?

Remember, "rights" are

Remember, "rights" are inherent and cannot be given or taken away. They can be ignored, trampled, abridged, denied, violated, etc.

Before the case of Gregorio Cortez...

it was legal in Texas to use deadly force to prevent abduction by illegal arrest. If enough people decide to return to "pre-Gregorio Cortez justice," there will so many vacancies in law enforcement, this crap will stop.

“In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it, and it will rise up a thousand fold in the future. When we neither punish nor reproach evildoers, we are not simply protecting their trivial old age, we are thereby ripping the foundations of justice from beneath new generations.”
― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956

Pillage or Commandeer?

Pillage -
1: the act of looting or plundering especially in war
2: something taken as booty

Commandeer -
1a: to compel to perform military service
1b: to seize for military purposes
2 : to take arbitrary or forcible possession of

Immediately after Hurricane Katrina the local Sheriff "Commandeered" a ship on the Mississippi River to house the Deputies and Elected Officials as everything on land was under water within a 100 mile radius. Pillaging of ATM's and Pharmacies by the Deputies was... ...er...er.... brb, phone...

Not a fan of civil asset forfeiture (aka theft)

...or any other schemes, such as ticket or arrest quotas or incentives, that entice law enforcement into being ~out to get~ the citizenry.

Thanks for posting this and bringing awareness to the problem.

Congress knows execpt for a few boobs and don't care

They know and don't do anything.
Just like health care.
They make money if a good law stalls or passes.
And if a bad one goes in to action you know some lawmakers have gotten big contributions

It's just a money game for almost all of them.

Why change the law most Police know how to follow orders.
and that what the elite get to do give the orders.

So the police are pretty much the rich and those in power to use.
The rich and Law makers don't have to worry because no one will take money from the connected.

Just like the health care good or bad.
Congress doesn't have to drop down to our level.
They have there own premiere coverage that our children will pay for.

Just want what seems to be missing, Truth and Justice for ALL
What is fraud except creating “value” from nothing and passing it off as something?