Latest Articles: U.S. Constitution
It is the right and duty of all Americans to REFUSE to comply with unconstitutional gun laws
Post Date: 2019-02-14 09:53:31 by Deckard
The far-left Colorado enclave of Boulder, home to the University of Colorado, recently enacted a law that targets gun owners by criminalizing them for not jumping through a bunch of arbitrary bureaucratic hoops aimed at deconstructing the Second Amendment. But setting an example for all of us are patriots and gun-owners like local Boulder resident Jon Caldara, whos gone public to say that he will never comply with his citys unconstitutional demands, no matter the cost to his own life and livelihood. President of the Independence Institute in Denver and a weekly column-writer at The Denver Post, Caldara, who also hosts a talk radio program and current events show on ...
South Carolina Cops Love Asset Forfeiture So Much They Take Cash From Crime Victims
Post Date: 2019-02-05 07:02:22 by Deckard
from the 95-percent-of-somebody-else's-stuff-is-100-percent-profit deptThu, Jan 31st 2019 11:56am Tim Cushing You'd think we wouldn't need any more data points on asset forfeiture abuse, but since many states still allow law enforcement to steal cash and personal property from people never even accused of criminal acts, maybe more data points are needed to show lawmakers why this abhorrent practice should be ended. The Greenville News has put together an in-depth report on asset forfeiture in South Carolina, culled from asset forfeiture cases run through the state's court system. What it found is unsurprising, but still shocking. The article opens with a small ...
Marine Vet Films Traffic Stop From His Porch; California Cop Gives Him a Concussion
Post Date: 2019-02-04 06:31:52 by Deckard
Adrian Burrell was well within his rights to record the officer.A California cop gave a Marine veteran a concussion for nothing more than filming a traffic stop. On January 22, Adrian Burrell was at his home in Vallejo, California, when he saw his cousin outside with his hands in the air. The cousin, Michael Walton, was standing next to his motorcycle with his back to a police officer. "He can't hear you. He has his helmet on," Burrell told the officer, according to the account he later gave to KGO. At that point, he says, the cop told him to go back in his house. Instead, Burrell, who is a filmmaker, opted to record the incident. Even if he hadn't been standing on his ...
‘I’m Not Going to Enforce That’: Sheriffs Disobey New Anti-Gun Laws—Refuse to Disarm Citizens
Post Date: 2019-01-28 12:44:25 by Deckard
Klickitat County, WA In reaction to the tragic shootings throughout 2018, Washington state has passed and is planning to pass a slew of new anti-gun bills that will make them one of the most regulated states in the country. But these bills are being met by resistance from an unlikely group. A handful of sheriffs is standing up to the unconstitutional nature of the bills and is promising disobedience. Sheriff Bob Songer is one of these sheriffs who is outspoken about his resistance. During an interview with the Guardian, published over the weekend, Songer told the newspaper that the anti-gun legislation passed last November is unconstitutional on several ...
18 U.S. Code Â§ 1622 - Subornation of perjury
Post Date: 2019-01-18 11:52:17 by Jameson
18 U.S. Code § 1622 - Subornation of perjury Whoever procures another to commit any perjury is guilty of subornation of perjury, and shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both. (June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 774; Pub. L. 103322, title XXXIII, § 330016(1) (I), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2147.) Click for Full Text!
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‘I Cannot Comply’: A Second Amendment Advocate’s Fight Against the City of Boulder, Colorado
Post Date: 2019-01-14 09:13:41 by Deckard
Source: The Daily Signal A Second Amendment advocate fighting against a constitutionally questionable gun ban and certification ordinance in the city of Boulder, Colorado, says he and his daughter have been targeted and bullied as his case winds through the court system. The city last May passed an ordinance requiring gun owners to certify their assault weapons or remove their firearms from city limits. Those who didnt could face fines, jail, and confiscation and destruction of their firearms. The next day, attorneys from the conservative Mountain States Legal Foundation sued the city on behalf of Jon Caldara, Boulder resident and president of the ...
Virginia’s Democrat Gov. Pushes Gun Confiscation Orders, Criminalization of Private Sales
Post Date: 2019-01-05 17:32:49 by Deckard
Breitbart by AWR Hawkins Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) proposed gun confiscation orders, criminalization of private gun sales, an assault weapons ban, and other gun controls on Friday. Northam claimed these controls will reduce gun violence although all evidence actually points to the contrary. Northam tweeted: This morning I announced a broad package of reasonable legislation to prevent gun violence and improve Virginias public safety. I look forward to having a dialogue with the General Assembly this session on these important issues. This morning I announced a broad package of reasonable legislation to prevent gun violence ...
Students Make A Video Depicting A School Shooting; Sheriff Decides Everyone Needs To Have Their Rights Violated
Post Date: 2019-01-02 06:50:36 by Deckard
from the if-he's-lucky,-he'll-only-face-one-lawsuit deptHeightened sensitivities and a law enforcement track record of overreaction has prompted a New York Sheriff's Office into actions that will probably result in at least one civil rights lawsuit. When students of a New York school decided to create a couple of videos and post them to Instagram, the Sheriff felt compelled to violate the students' Fourth Amendment rights after disregarding their First Amendment rights. Three students face felony charges of making a terroristic threat for posting online two brief videos where they act out a school shooting in someones house.[...]The Albany County Sheriffs Office ...
Kansas Supreme Court Says Cops Can Search A House Without A Warrant As Long As They Claim They Smelled Marijuana
Post Date: 2018-12-16 10:58:46 by Deckard
from the I-love-the-smell-of-exigency-in-the-morning deptThe Kansas Supreme Court has just given cops a pass to treat residents' homes like cars on public roads. Being in a car greatly diminishes your Fourth Amendment protections and many a warrantless search has been salvaged by an officer (or a dog) testifying they "smelled marijuana" before tearing the car apart. Unlike a car on a public road, a person's home has traditionally been given the utmost in Fourth Amendment protections. The bar to search a home is higher than the bar to search a vehicle. Cops aren't supposed to be walking up to windows to peek inside. Nor at they supposed to hang out by the door, hoping ...
The Irony of a Congressman's Proposal to Exempt Police from His “Assault Weapons” Ban
Post Date: 2018-12-09 10:23:29 by Deckard
If the intent is to reduce deaths by firearms, then law enforcement should be the first to hand in their assault weapons. In May of 2018, Representative Eric Swalwell (D-CA) wrote an opinion column for USA Today in which he called for significant increases in gun control following the murder of Gary Jackson, a 28-year-old security guard from Oakland, California, whose killer was armed with an AK-47-style semi-automatic assault rifle. Swalwell was the prosecutor in the case, and his exposure to Jacksons autopsy reports emboldened him to seek significant gun control legislation at the federal level. Invoking the justification-induced power of the pronoun we, ...
Heil Fuhrer Trump! [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2018-11-30 09:45:21 by Deckard
So Trump is all set to do his ban on bump stocks. Lets look at a few aspects of this: 1 This is not being done by legislation. It is being unilaterally done, dictator-style, by just declaring bump-stocks to fit within the definition of what is already illegal, in direct contrast to the DOJs own prior interpretation of the law, going back for decades. In other words, Trump is declaring that what the ATF and DOJ thought the law meant before wasnt authoritarian and controlling enough. (Incidentally, he could just as easily do the same thing with tri-burst trigger assemblies next.) 2 Unlike the misnamed 1994 ...
Indiana Solicitor General: It's Constitutional to Seize a Car for Driving 5 MPH Over the Speed Limit
Post Date: 2018-11-29 06:49:39 by Deckard
Civil asset forfeiture is such a farce that it took Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer only about 100 words to twist Indiana's solicitor general into admitting that his state could have the power to seize cars over something as insubstantial as driving 5 miles-per-hour over the speed limit. Yes, really. But let's back up. On Wednesday morning, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Timbs v. Indiana, a case that could have huge ramifications for the way states and local governments use civil asset forfeiture to target the property of suspected criminals. As most Reason readers are probably aware, asset forfeiture is the process by which law enforcement can seize cars, cash, ...
Yes, You Have the Right to Talk Back to the Government, But It Could Get You Killed
Post Date: 2018-11-28 09:07:28 by Deckard
The freedom of individuals verbally to oppose or challenge police action without thereby risking arrest is one of the principal characteristics by which we distinguish a free nation from a police state. Justice William J. Brennan, City of Houston v. Hill What the architects of the police state want are submissive, compliant, cooperative, obedient, meek citizens who dont talk back, dont challenge government authority, dont speak out against government misconduct, and dont step out of line. What the First Amendment protectsand a healthy constitutional republic requiresare citizens who routinely exercise their right to speak truth to ...
Court To Law Enforcement: You Can't Seize A House For 15 Hours Before Obtaining A Warrant
Post Date: 2018-11-22 08:57:19 by Deckard
from the because-reasons...-a-lot-of-them deptWhen you violate the Fourth Amendment so hard it practically becomes the Third Amendment. (via FourthAmendment.com) Local law enforcement seized Defendants home around 7:00 a.m. Defendant spent the next two and a half hours at the police station speaking with Investigator Cooke and others. About 9:30 a.m., Defendant signed a limited consent to search form outside his home authorizing Investigator Cooke to enter the home and retrieve Candices medication. Cooke completed his search of Defendants home around 10:00 a.m. By 11:30 a.m. Cooke possessed sufficient knowledge to procure a search warrant. He knew Defendant was a convicted ...
The “Crime” of “Suspicion”
Post Date: 2018-11-21 11:44:23 by Deckard
It used to be that you had to be suspected of a crime before armed government workers could force you to even speak with them. Now, they can just say youre suspicious. This is handy like climate change because it can mean almost anything. There is no way to disprove the assertion of suspicion. You just are if an AGW says you are. The video above illustrates how it works. A man named Keilon Hill is walking through a neighborhood when he is approached by an AGW who tells him someone called in to report a suspicious man. No assertion, even, that anything illegal has happened. Hill is calm and ...
The 5 Worst Supreme Court Rulings of the Past 50 Years
Post Date: 2018-11-19 07:53:06 by Deckard
Cases in which a majority of the Court fell down on the job.James Madison once said that the job of the U.S. Supreme Court was to act as "an impenetrable bulwark against every assumption of power in the legislative or executive." Unfortunately, the justices have not always seen their role in the same light. Here are five cases from the past five decades in which a majority of the Court fell down on the job. 1. Smith v. Maryland (1979) The Fourth Amendment guarantees "the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures." But according to the Supreme Court's 1979 decision in Smith v. Maryland, ...
Where Does the Constitution Call for Black-Robed Dictators?
Post Date: 2018-11-16 09:06:18 by Deckard
Ever since 1865 discussions of constitutionalism have assumed that the supreme court justices should be viewed as black-robed deities with a monopoly on constitutional interpretation. That is the nationalist view of constitutionalism championed by Hamilton, Marshall, Story, Webster, Lincoln, and all of their political descendants. In his book on the Constitution, written while he was still a Princeton professor, Woodrow Wilson celebrated the fact that the Civil War finally forced (literally at gunpoint) this statist superstition on the entire nation. The opposing Jeffersonian position was that if the day ever came when five government lawyer/political hacks with lifetime ...
DOJ OLC Memo Re Designating an Acting Attorney General (14 Nov 2018) (Matthew Whitaker)
Post Date: 2018-11-14 13:02:24 by nolu chan
DOJ OLC Memo Re Designating an Acting Attorney General (14 Nov 2018) (Matthew Whitaker) U.S. Department of Justice Office of Legal CounselWashington, D.C. 20530 November 14, 2018 MEMORANDUM FOR EMMET T. FLOOD COUNSEL TO THE PRESIDENT Re: Designating an Acting Attorney General After Attorney General Jefferson B. Sessions III resigned on November 7, 2018, the President designated Matthew G. Whitaker, Chief of Staff and Senior Counselor to the Attorney General, to act temporarily as the Attorney General under the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998, 5 U.S.C. §§ 3345-3349d. This Office had previously advised that the President could designate a senior Department of Justice ...
Matthew Whitaker is a crackpot
Post Date: 2018-11-09 11:06:57 by Willie Green
The acting attorney general of the United States is a crackpot.Matthew G. Whitaker, installed in the job by President Trump to replace Jeff Sessions, was asked in 2014, during an ill-fated run in the Republican senatorial primary in Iowa, about the worst decisions in the Supreme Courts history. Whitakers answer, to an Iowa blog called Caffeinated Thoughts, was chilling.There are so many, he replied. I would start with the idea of Marbury v. Madison. Thats probably a good place to start and the way its looked at the Supreme Court as the final arbiter of constitutional issues. Well move forward from there. All New Deal cases that were expansive ...
New York Lawmakers Want Social Media History To Be Included In Gun Background Checks
Post Date: 2018-11-08 08:20:04 by Deckard
from the get-you-a-constitutional-violation-that-can-do-both deptLegislation arising from tragedies is almost uniformly bad. One need only look at the domestic surveillance growth industry kick started by the Patriot Act to see that fear-based legislation works out very badly for constituents. A few New York lawmakers are reacting to the horrific Tree of Life synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with a gun control bill that makes zero sense. Expanding on criminal background checks, these legislators are hoping to give law enforcement the opportunity to dig through gun buyers' online history. Eric Adams, the president of Brooklyn Borough, and state Senator Kevin Palmer are ...
Home Resident Killed by Maryland Police Trying Confiscate His Guns
Post Date: 2018-11-06 05:44:01 by Deckard
Anne Arundel County, Maryland -(AmmoLand.com)- Foxbaltimore.com is reporting that a Maryland resident was killed by police as they tried to enforce a Red Flag Gun Confiscation Order at 5:17 am in the morning on Monday, November 5th, 2018.Information is incomplete at this time but according to Fox Baltimore;Anne Arundel County Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred Monday morning in Ferndale.Police spokesman Jacklyn Davis said officers responded to 103 Linwood Avenue at around 5:15 a.m. to serve an emergency risk protective order, also known as the red flag order.The man answered the door armed with a handgun and a struggle ...
Cop Sued For Bogus Arrest Of Man Who Broke Up The PD's Distracted Driving Sting
Post Date: 2018-11-02 09:33:41 by Deckard
from the local-man-arrested-for-making-streets-safer dept A cop couldn't handle someone diverting his revenue stream. So he decided to do something about it. That "something" was getting sued for civil rights violations. How this will improve revenue generation remains to be seen, but for now one officer of the Stamford, Connecticut police department will need to lawyer up. (via Courthouse News Service) The plaintiff, Michael Friend, happened to notice a bunch of police officers issuing tickets to drivers for distracted driving. One officer, Richard Gasparino, was hiding behind a telephone pole on the other side of the street looking for drivers using their cellphones and ...
Does the Fourteenth Amendment Require Birthright Citizenship?
Post Date: 2018-11-02 08:57:03 by A K A Stone
Poster Comment:No doubt birthright citizenship is NOT required by the fourteenth amendment.
Wave of Burning Man-Related Drug Arrests Won't Go to Trial
Post Date: 2018-11-01 06:40:42 by Deckard
District Attorney finds too many questionable stop and search practices in campaign of harassment aimed at Burners.As reported here back in August, a cabal of federal and state agencies conducted a campaign of onerously harassing car stops and subsequent drug arrests on the main road heading to the Burning Man festival in the weeks ramping up to its start. This is Burning Man book cover Many of those stopped, and the Burning Man organization itself, made noise, complaining that there were obvious Fourth Amendment issues raised by the excuses for the stops and the subsequent dog-triggered searches, ticketing, and arrests. The feds insisted the Burning Man connection was pure coincidence, and ...
Appeals Court: Police can violate our rights without fear of being sued
Post Date: 2018-10-27 16:00:49 by Deckard
For those of you that claim we dont live in a police state, I give you this recent Michigan Appeals Court ruling. In 2015, Deputy James Dawson went to Joshua Brennans home and knocked on his door trying to obtain a breath sample. When Brennan did not answer, Dawson spent an hour and a half knocking at his doors and windows. Officer Dawson also put crime-scene tape over Brennans security cameras to conceal his actions and used his siren and cruiser lights in an attempt to rouse him. When Brennan finally opened his door, officer Dawson forced him to take a breathalyzer and arrested him for a probation violation even though he blew a 0.000. All of this was done without a ...
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