Showing posts with label traffic. Show all posts
Showing posts with label traffic. Show all posts
May 13, 2016

How a “location API” allows cops to figure out where we all are in real-time

fromCreators: Last week, The New York Times reported on Securus, a prison telecom company that has a service enabling law enforcement officers to locate most American cell phones within seconds.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make     Police State America

Texas Health Department considers cracking down on CBD

fromCreators: Why would government keep patients from a harmless pain-relieving substance? Because they can. They are regulators and the mission of regulators is to destroy options.
Regulation Nation    The War Against Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Feds collect record taxes through April; still run $385.4B deficit

fromCNSNews: Politicians succeeded to transfer more wealth from individuals to themselves but could not constrain their drunken-sailor spending.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

New law: Kansas cops can no longer have sex during traffic stops

fromCreators: This is no doubt about revenue. Good news: traffic citations can no longer be bartered away. 
Bad news: the police unions are not happy.
Police State America

The new battle over genetic privacy: How DNA sites became a police weapon

fromNewstatesman: Police are using sites such as GEDMatch.com to revive historic crime investigations.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

VIDEO: Cop savagely beats his own daughter at school, and no one tries to stop him

fromTheFreeThought: Do you really think he treats the general public better than his own daughter?
Police State America

November 29, 2017


Supreme court cellphone case puts free speech – not just privacy – at risk 

from Guardian: Carpenter v United States has rightly prompted concerns over surveillance. But it could also have drastic implications for personal freedom in the digital age.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

This awful SCOTUS decision helped create today's civil asset forfeiture racket

from Reason: Bennis v. Michigan should be overruled.
Police State America   Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

Teachers attend 'LGGBDTTTIQQAAP' sensitivity training (WTF?)

from PJMedia: The alphabet soup of PC gender nitwittery in Canada.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Nervous about traffic stops? I am. You should be too 

from Rutherford Institute: We’ve all been there before. You’re driving along and you see a pair of flashing blue lights in your rearview mirror. Whether or not you’ve done anything wrong, you get a sinking feeling in your stomach.
Police State America 

The real reason the media pushes “sexual liberation”

from The Daily Bell: When you pursue personal liberation, individual freedom, your life will only improve, right up until your last moments on this Earth. When you pursue so-called sexual liberation, your prospects of happiness decay day by day.
The Pursuit of Happiness

State courts say early-morning pot raids were gratuitous and illegal

from Reason: These cases show how blithely drug warriors resort to terrifying and potentially deadly tactics in response to "crimes" that violate no one's rights, even when safer alternatives are readily available.
Police State America   The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

'It's All About The Money:' Iraq War Veteran Ends Up Homeless After $25 Traffic Ticket Spirals To $4,000

by Charlene Adams.      California's money-making citation scheme. Critics are calling California's traffic citation system a money-making scam that targets the poor and places inappropriate fees on basic penalties from a citation. Four million California residents -- nearly 20 percent of the state's adult population -- currently have a suspended license   ... MORE

Jerry Brown Wants Amnesty On Traffic Debt For Poor

by Judy Lin.    Maybe food stamps will be accepted as payment. Calling California's traffic court system a "hellhole of desperation" for the poor, Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing an amnesty program for residents who can't afford to pay off spiraling fines and penalties that have resulted in 4.8 million driver's license suspensions since 2006. The push by the   ... MORE

An Innocent Woman Extorted, Kidnapped And Jailed As Part Of Louisiana Town’s Revenue Collection Scheme

Caught driving while black.   The town of Woodworth, Louisiana is in hot water. Police officers were caught on dashcam video shaking down innocent motorists during a traffic stop, and the state’s second highest court wants the city to pay for it. On Wednesday, the Court of Appeals in favor of Patricia Parker’s lawsuit against the town. At 6am on   ... MORE

Sam Hananel: The Supreme Court Rules Traffic Stops Are OK Even When The Police Are Mistaken About The Law

Might is always right even when wrong. Police can use evidence seized during a traffic stop even if it turns out the officers initially pulled a car over based on a misunderstanding of the law, the Supreme Court ruled Monday. The 8-1 decision written by Chief Justice John Roberts said that such a stop does not violate the Constitution's protection  ... MORE

New Cop-Detection Device Warns When They Are Lurking

by John Vibes.     The Blu Eye system works by monitoring frequencies that are used by emergency vehicles and then alerts the driver when those frequencies are nearby. It does not allow the driver to listen in on the encrypted communications, but will simply give a signal when those frequencies are nearby. This is far more advanced and accurate  ... MORE

Guess What Happened When The Police Went On Strike?

by Jeff Berwick.        It all started over a month ago, right here in Acapulco, Mexico, when I commented to a good friend, "Have you noticed how much better traffic has been lately?" He responded, "Yes, traffic flow has been so much better... it's because the Transit Police went on strike." It turned out that was the case.  The Transit Police in Acapulco   ... MORE

Police Captain: To Avoid Cop Rape, Don't Break Any Laws

by Elizabeth Nolan Brown. In less than two months, three Oklahoma police officers have been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting women while on duty. One of the officers, state trooper Eric Roberts, was accused of raping women he pulled over for traffic violations. In the wake of this, Tulsa news station KJRH interviewed Oklahoma Highway   ... MORE

Ann McFeatters: Those Revenue-Generating Traffic Cams

Something we all can hate.        Finally. An issue that unites both rabid Democrats and rabid Republicans: Those demon traffic cameras. Not too long ago in the otherwise very nice state of Ohio, on a quiet Sunday morning with no other cars in sight, I made a right-turn-on-red maneuver after slowing to 2 mph. A traffic camera caught me. A few weeks  ... MORE

Peace Officer Murders Fleeing Suspect After Traffic Stop

The police state and their license to kill.       What ever happened to Tennessee vs Garner? The man who was killed during an officer-involved shooting Sunday has been identified as Joseph Ma, 18, the Fresno County Coroner's Office said Monday. The shooting was prompted after officers pulled over a BMW for a traffic violation about 5:40 p.m. in the  ... MORE

Radar Detectors for Speeding & Camera Protection

The pretense of safety and the pursuit of revenue.         As budgets are still stretched states are always looking for new ways to raise additional revenue.  Red Light cameras are popping up all across the country and new photo radar cameras are spreading to capture your every move on the roads.  While all deployed as additional safety      ... MORE

The Ugly Reality of the Chris Christie Bridge Scandal

by Rachel Alexander.      It came to light last week that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s administration plotted with transportation officials to create traffic gridlock in Fort Lee, N.J., after its Democratic Mayor Mark Sokolich refused to back Christie’s reelection bid. Lanes were closed for several days in September on the George Washington  ... MORE

John R. Quain: On Alert For Red-Light Cameras

Strike back against intrusive revenue generators.      Banished by voters in Houston, facing legal challenges in Missouri and working undercover in New York City, traffic-monitoring cameras, promoted as accident-reducing tools by safety advocates and decried as intrusive revenue-generators by opponents, are nothing if not            ... MORE

Politicians See $ Signs With Red-Light Traffic Cameras

Using technology to separate citizens from their money.    A hundred more automatic red-light traffic cameras are up around Long Island, 50 in Nassau County. The warning signs that are supposed to encourage drivers to be very careful aren’t up yet. Revenue is up. Laws that try to alter driver behavior are not necessarily a bad thing,   ... MORE