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Walmart shoppers greeted by traffic tickets: Cops hiding in bushes ticket customers as they go in


By Martin Hill - LibertyFight.com - January 9, 2014

Stricken with bronchitis last month, I went to Walmart to pick up some medicine and alas, the first thing I saw was a motorcycle cop pulling over an old man in the Walmart parking lot. I guess this is the reward for buying our cheap Chinese slave goods. The man had made a left turn into the Walmart parking lot and was immediately stopped by an officer who wrote him a ticket for an illegal left turn. (You'd think they would put turn lanes in front of a Walmart?) Afterwards I went out and took some photos of the officer hiding in the bushes lying in wait for his next 'customer.' Video and photos of the cop, as well as a lot more info on this crooked city are at

Martin Hill is a Catholic paleoconservative and civil rights advocate. His work has been featured in the Los Angeles Daily News, The Orange County Register, KNBC4 TV Los Angeles, LewRockwell.com, WhatReallyHappened.com, Infowars.com, PrisonPlanet.com, Economic Policy Journal, FreedomsPhoenix, The Dr. Katherine Albrecht Show, WorldNetDaily, and many others. Archives can be found at LibertyFight.com and DontWakeMeUp.Org.

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"Cheap Chinese Slave Goods"?

Why do people refer to international trade with such disdain? I hear this type of language nearly every day.

International trade has proven to be the best way to achieve world-wide peace, harmony, cooperation, and prosperity...by far.

I will never understand the resentment towards it.

I won't shop Walmart since Homeland Security goons were on TV.

Home Depot is stocked with Chinese goods, and most other places.

International trade is good for everyone. Government is unhealthy everywhere.

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This is confusing

Why would they not have a left turn lane into a Walmart? I find that fact to be a little strange. Every Walmart I have pulled into has turn lanes at each entrance! Or, in my small town, there are no restrictions on turning left off of a two lane highway. Maybe they need to put up a traffic light. But, then the city would not be able to ticket the Walmart patrons any more! In bad economic times, more tickets are written. I don't speed, 1mph over, because of that!

Noticed that the cop

was hiding behind that bush on a private driveway.

What video did you watch?

The one posted only shows the cop and his bike in the walmart parking lot talking to the guy and writing a ticket. Or maybe you're just joking around?

...wrote him a ticket for an illegal left turn.

The cop is in the right...the old man is in the wrong.
Why is this even an issue?

Speculation: The left turn might have been made illegal because it lead to too many accidents. The old man either knew it was an illegal turn and too lazy to follow the safer path, or it was his first time going to that walmart.

As for this Martin Hill who is complaining about the cop...The next time that old man and others make that illegal left turn, I sure hope his children, the cop's children, or anyone else is not in the opposite lane for an accident to occur.

who taught you that 'left turns were illegal and dangerous'?!

What do you think, that drivers across America must make THREE RIGHT TURNS every time they want to go left? LMAO! There is nothing dangerous about a left turn and this revenue agent is a predator and leech on the American people. he should get a real job, if he were a respectable person.

No harm no foul.

Cop is just robbing people for the gang in charge. Your nonsense scenario pretends knowledge of reasons that justify theft.

Boss Hogg is giddy with his take.

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let's not blame the bad driver

Are you saying that in a high traffic area like a Walmart, the city could pass traffic laws to prevent dangerous driving, and then a law enforcement officer could attempt to enforce those laws?

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The police are riding BMW motorcycles?

giving tickets to people who buy foreign goods, just saying.

Private Property?

I know from experience that if someone hits your car in a Wal-Mart parking lot, the cops tell you they can't do anything about it because it's private property; it's up to you to try and get the person's insurance information in hopes of getting money for repairing your automobile. Where is their jurisdiction to give out traffic tickets on private property?

Not sure about others, but in Louisiana you can elect to allow

police to enforce traffic laws on your private property as if it were public property. My suspicion is that is exactly what has happened here - Walmart has allowed it, maybe even asked for it.

Ask yourself a question...

If the Walmart's parking lot is "private property" why don't you file a claim against Walmart for the damage to your car. It happened on their "private property."

re: claim of damage

I didn't make a claim against Wal-Mart because they didn't damage my car.

What's funny though is that when I went in and asked for the video from the relevant security camera for the specific time my car was hit, they said they could't provide it because the cameras don't record. Then a few days later, on the news was Wal-Mart security camera video of a girl getting abducted from another Wal-Mart, the footage was provided to help in the ongoing manhunt. I know an auto accident isn't as important as a child abduction, but they didn't have to lie to me.

Yet, you're being told

the Walmart parking lot is private property. You don't think Walmart is responsible for damage to your car parked on their "private property?"

If a person is injured, or their property is damaged, on "private property" that you own, do you think this person could file a claim against you and, if the claim is legitimate, seek payment for damages from your homeowner's insurance?

You raise a good question

If, while in my driveway, my friend Jim backed his car into the car belonging to my friend Tom, would Tom be able to sue me for the damages?

Not in this scenerio,

you know who damaged the vehicle. Tom would file a claim with Jim's insurance company.

But if Tom's car was parked on your property and was side swiped and the driver took off, Tom's insurance company could file a claim against your homeowner's insurance.

The exception is states with no-fault insurance.

Still think Walmart's parking lot is "private property?"

the left turn infraction took place on the public street.

The WalMart parking lot may be private property, but the violation of traffic regulations occurred on the street. The parking lot has public access, so the cop can write the citation there. The parking lot, however, is not subject to the local traffic laws. A driver can make left turns in the parking lot all day long.

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OK, that may be the case

I assumed the left turn happened on Wal-Mart property because the OP wrote that the cop was hiding behind some bushes. But if the left turn was from the "public" road, into the Wal-Mart parking lot, the cop would be within his jurisdiction to pursue the wrongdoer onto the "private" property.

Good thinking. Can anybody

Good thinking. Can anybody elaborate how government - taxpayer relationship changes, when you are on the private property.

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statutes written to regulate behavior on government property don't extend to private property.

If you owned a piece of land big enough, you could drive as fast as you wanted on it and a cop couldn't write you a ticket.



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