Your have the right to remain silent

California Supreme Court ruled today that while you have the right to remain silent, your phone does not.

Monday’s decision allows police “to rummage at leisure through the wealth of personal and business information that can be carried on a mobile phone or handheld computer merely because the device was taken from an arrestee’s person,” said Justice Kathryn Mickle Werdegar, joined in dissent by Justice Carlos Moreno.

Why should an officer be allowed to search a phone incident to arrest. I understand searches for the officers safety. In this case however the only possible thing to be gained is private information, or possible other “crimes”. I would suggest getting phones that support remote wipe and to regularly lock it. The idea of me being arrest and thus allowing the police to search my email, including the secure communications is BS. This whole thing further supports my idea that the sole goal is to make everyone a criminal, and thus a slave.

We just want to talk…

Supposedly the man was using a crossbow in his back yard. 20 police respond and attack him when he refused to present ID indicating they have no right to request for it. After they beat the crap out of him they accuse him of assault. The wife video taped the incident, it appears at this time Youtube yanked it. The video can still be seen here (Part 1) and here (Part 2).

If you speak out against us…

we will raid your house, and destroy you.

I guess it’s positive they haven’t started loading people into train cars yet.

A Security Theater is starting to loose

I just stumbled across this and was ready to start cheering.

“Pilots should NOT submit to AIT (Advanced Imaging Technology) screening,” wrote Capt. Mike Cleary, president of the U.S. Airline Pilots Association, in a letter to members this week. USAPA represents more than 5,000 US Airways pilots.

That little blurb was enough to make me stand up and cheer. The wife and I have long ago said we would never fly commercially again. The systematic destruction of our rights and abuses to our privacy are too much. The only real reason the bastards are really getting away with it is because no one has the balls to refuse to consent. No one wants to end up in a back room and miss their flight. Well the pilots finally figured out when the TSA causes them to miss their own flight, the 100s of travelers are behind them. As the pilots start getting waved through people will start to exercise their rights as well. As it is, I think everyone involved should be nailed with USC18.242.

Firearms in Commerce

On September 14, 2010 at 10am, the Senate Judiciary Committee will be holding a hearing to determine regulation of the manufacture of firearms. This is probably a new tactic to regulate the manufacture which is one of the few routes left after Heller and McDonald.  The economy is in the tank and they’re meddling even further in things that they shouldn’t be.  In the end, the idiots in DC wonder why unemployment is so high.

UPDATE: This hearing is about the BATFE Reform Act.

QoTD – 9 August 2010 – John Galt

The only proper functions of a government are: the police, to protect you from criminals; the army, to protect you from foreign invaders; and the courts, to protect your property and contracts from breach or fraud by others, to settle disputes by rational rules, according to objective law. But a government that initiates the employment of force against men who had forced no one, the employment of armed compulsion against disarmed victims, is a nightmare infernal machine designed to annihilate morality: such a government reverses its only moral purpose and switches from the role of protector to the role of man’s deadliest enemy, from the role of policeman to the role of a criminal vested with the right to the wielding of violence against victims deprived of the right of self-defense. Such a government substitutes morality for the following rule of social conduct: you may do whatever you please to your neighbor, provided your gang is bigger than his. ~Said by John Galt of Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

This is something that is already coming to pass. The government is well on its way.


To Protect and Serve?

Warning, the video is long but well worth the watch.

Part 2.

Part 3.

The quick and dirty synopsis though is that an individual was shooting on the back of his property. A neighbor heard the shots and called the police. The officers responding over reacted, and proceeded to perform an illegal search of his house as well as locked containers within the house. After nothing was really found, they made up excuses for searching the premises and stretched for reasons for the arrest. They also confiscated his firearms. All the charges were dropped, however the sheriff’s office has returned all but 4 firearms. What is most interesting though is that those four firearms were mentioned by officers as wanting to keep for their own.

This officer had no clue of the situation or what going on. However before even arriving there he state he was going to be arresting someone for anything he could find. When nothing was immediately available they proceeded to perform an illegal search of the house. This was done under the guise of exigent circumstances. When they saw the safe, they extended the exigent circumstances to the interior of the safe. Then each officer proceeded to pick out which guns they like best after ripping the keys off of the victim to get into the safe.

The locked safe provides no basis for exigent circumstances. Securing the house I could somewhat believe, however all they were allowed to do during the exigent search was verify the house was empty. Upon finding the safe, if they wanted to search it a warrant must be obtained. There was no immediate threat to officers, and if probable cause existed that the safe contained evidence pertinent to the crime being investigated a warrant would be issued. Instead they conducted a search without consent and made up an excuse that a dying family member may have been contained in the safe. Never mind the fact that the safe was too small, or the fact there was no blood or any other evidence to support that fact.

This is obviously an abuse of this man’s civil rights. However this man who only was able to enlist the help of a public defender was railroaded by the system. The only hope is now that this is flying around the tubes someone will take the case and go after those officers for violating Title 18, U.S.C. Section 242. This is such a blatant and serious violation of civil rights and abuse of authority it is a mystery why those officers were not publicly dismissed. It is not surprising that this happened in Californistan, however this is still disturbing because it is completely unacceptable behavior.

Here is the contact information for the sheriff’s department.

[H/T: Infowars and Say Uncle ]

Keep Your Booger Finger off the Trigger

See what happens when you give cops a non-lethal weapon. They pull it when it’s completely unnecessary and then accidently discharge it into the man’s groin. Frankly, I think that officer should have the favor returned, especially since it was all over a supposed lack of insurance.