Archives for: June 2007

2007-06-27

Permalink 23:17:08, Categories: News, 134 words   English (EU)

Cop Attacks Non-violent Skateboarders

skateboard

Earlier today, I came across a disturbing video on Radley Balko's blog of a police officer assaulting a group of nonviolent skateboarders

While the skateboarders in the video were more likely than not in violation of city ordinances regarding where they could skate, the police officer's response to the situation appeared to be wholly inappropriate, needlessly escalated the situation, and recklessly placed several individuals in danger.

Unfortunately, these types of incidents appear to be occurring at an ever increasing rate. If a police officer is unable to conduct himself in a professional and measured manner when confronting a small group of unruly thirteen year olds who were obviously no threat to anyone, how will this police officer conduct himself in a serious situation where lives and property are actually at risk?

Something to consider...

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2007-06-05

Permalink 22:57:47, Categories: News, Right to Travel, Checkpoints, 407 words   English (EU)

Maine Cops Conduct Illegal Roadblock With Federal Funds

Illegal dragnet checkpoint

It appears that illegal multi-jurisdictional dragnet roadblocks are no longer just a phenomena of Southwestern Arizona. These intrusive suspicionless enforcement operations continue to proliferate in communities across America at an alarming rate. Worse yet, many are being paid for in full by so-called 'Homeland Security' grants designed more to commandeer local law enforcement for federal purposes than safeguard local communities.

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Roadblock Revelations

Welcome to Checkpoint USA's blog. Here you'll find general information and discussions regarding growing threats to our right to privacy & travel.

While I refer to court cases along with state and federal law frequently in this blog, nothing written here should be construed as legal advice. I am not an attorney. Rather, I'm someone concerned about the growing disregard for individual rights present at all levels of government.

My conclusions are my own based upon personal experience and research. The law is made purposely complex however and varies significantly from place to place and circumstance to circumstance.

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