Monday, October 19, 2015

The Constitution is not the "Bible" of liberty because it betrayed Declaration of Independence Principles

The Declaration of Independence says,"...Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, ..." 

Then the Constitution created powers for Congress: 
To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;
So, they can make every right you have moot with a tax. 
To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;

So they can enslave you by civil conscription for anything from jury selection and road building to a "peace corps." 
 This "Constitutional Republic" has always been  corrupt in denying the people their inalienable rights. No piece of paper protects your rights or even stops a bullet.Under the Sedition Act of 1798, you would have been put in prison for two years for opposing the government.
ABSTRACT.
SECTION I. Punishes combinations against United States government.
1. Definition of offence:Unlawfully to combine or conspire together to oppose any measure of the government of the United States, &c. This section was not complained of.2. Grade of offence:A high misdemeanour.3. Punishment:Fine not exceeding $5000, and imprisonment six months to five years.
SECTION II. Punishes seditious writings.
1. Definition of offence:To write, print, utter or publish, or cause it to be done, or assist in it, any false, scandalous, and malicious writing against the government of the United States, or either House of Congress, or the President, with intent to defame, or bring either into contempt or disrepute, or to excite against either the hatred of the people of the United States, or to stir up sedition, or to excite unlawful combinations against the government, or to resist it, or to aid or encourage hostile designs of foreign nations.2. Grade of offence:A misdemeanour.3. Punishment:Fine not exceeding $2000, and imprisonment not exceeding two years.
SECTION III. Allows accused to give in evidence the truth of the matter charged as libellous.
SECTION IV. Continues the Act to 3d March, 1801.
That was signed into law by President John Adams after being passed by a Congress of "Founding Fathers."

In July of 1798, Congress passed – and President John Adams signed - “An Act for the Relief of Sick and Disabled Seamen.” The law authorized the creation of a government operated marine hospital service and mandated thatprivately employed sailors be required to purchase health care insurance.
SO, IF YOU THOUGHT "OBAMACARE WAS UNCONSTITUTIONAL" see this Adamscare:
In 1798, Congress passed legislation which essentially levied a tax from the wages of sailors to pay for the care of seamen in hospitals.
An act for the relief of sick and disabled seamen.
§ 1. Be it enacted, Sfc. That from and after the first day of September next, the master or owner of every ship or vessel of the United States, arriving from a foreign port into any port of the United States, shall, before such ship or vessel shall be admitted to an entry, render to the collector a true account of the number of seamen that shall have been employed on board such vessel since she was last entered at any port in the United States, and shall pay, to the said collector, at the rate of twenty cents per month for every seaman so employed ; which sum he is hereby authorized to retain out of the wages of such seamen.
§ 2. That from and after the first day of September next, no collector shall grant to any ship or vessel whose enrollment or license for carrying on the coasting trade has expired, a new enrollment or license, before the master of such ship or vessel shall first render a true account to the collector, of the number of seamen, and the time they have severally been employed on board such ship or vessel, during the continuance of the license which has so expired, and pay to such collector twenty cents per month for every month such seamen have been severally employed as aforesaid; which sum the said master is hereby authorized to retain out of the wages of such seamen. And if any such master shall render a false account of the number of men, and the length of time they have severally been employed, as is herein required, he shall forfeit and pay one hundred dollars.
§ 3. That it shall be the duty of the several collectors to make a quarterly return of the sums collected by them, respectively, by virtue of this act, to the secretary of the treasury ; and the president of the United States is hereby authorized, out of the same, to provide for the temporary relief and maintenance of sick, or disabled seamen, in the hospitals or other proper institutions now established in the several ports of the United States, or in ports where no such institutions exist, then in such other manner as he shall direct: Provided, that the moneys collected in anyone district, shall be expended within the same.
§4. That if any surplus shall remain of the moneys to be collected by virtue of this act, after defraying the expense of such temporary relief and support, that the same, together with such private donations as may be made for that purpose, (which the president is hereby authorized to receive,) shall be invested in the stock of the United States, under the direction of the president; and when, in his opinion, a sufficient fund shall be accumulated, he is hereby authorized to purchase or receive cessions or donations of ground or buildings, in the name of the UnitedStates, and to cause buildings, when necessary, to be erected as hospitals for the accommodation of sick and disabled seamen.
§ 5. That the president of the United States be, and he is hereby, authorized to nominate and appoint, in such ports of the United States as he may think proper, one or more persons, to be called directors of the marine hospital of the United States, whose duty it shall be to direct the expenditure of the fund assigned for their respective ports, according to the third section of this act; to provide for the accommodation of sick and disabled seamen, under such general instructions as shall be given by the president of the United States for that purpose, and also, subject to the like general instructions, to direct and govern such hospitals, as the president may direct to be built in the respective ports : and that the said directors shall hold their offices during the pleasure of the president, who is authorized to fill up all vacancies that may be occasioned by the death or removal of any of the persons so to be appointed. And the said directors shall render an account of the moneys received and expended by them, once in every quarter of a year, to the secretary of the treasury, or such other person as the president shall direct; but no other allowance or compensation shall be made to the said directors, except the payment of such expenses as they may incur in the actual discharge of the duties required by this act.

[Approved, and signed by President John Adams, July16, 1798.] 


Under the Indian Removal Act our ancestors had their lands pilliaged with the hope of sending them to a place where "lands shall revert to the United States, if the Indians become extinct, or abandon the same.This was the Jackson-era legislation authorizing the president to transfer Eastern Indian tribes to the western territories promised (falsely) "in perpetuity". The actual relocation culminated in the 1838 "Trail of Tears" forced march, one of the most shameful occurrences in the history of federal domestic policy. 

Because of a Supreme Court stacked by Andrew Jackson, free men were denied the protection of the Constitution. The Court said:
4. A free negro of the African race, whose ancestors were brought to this country and sold as slaves, is not a "citizen" within the meaning of the Constitution of the United States.
5. When the Constitution was adopted, they were not regarded in any of the States as members of the community which constituted the State, and were not numbered among its "people or citizens." Consequently, the special rights and immunities guarantied to citizens do not apply to them. And not being "citizens" within the meaning of the Constitution, they are not entitled to sue in that character in a court of the United States, and the Circuit Court has not jurisdiction in such a suit.

Did slavery end with the 13th Amendment? NO. You have a right to be a slave to the government. You can be conscripted for military, jury duty, road work, and any other governmental service. 
Butler v. Perry - 240 U.S. 328 (1916) upheld a Florida law that required men to work without pay for six days every year on roads and bridges. Failure to answer a road work summons was a criminal offense. J.W. Butler was jailed for 30 days after he ignored this duty and failed to make an alternate arrangement. It was involuntary servitude, but because of the powers granted government, it was held the 13th Amendment did not apply.  http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/240/328/case.html

Because of an internment by Executive order, Japanese, German, and Italian Americans born in the US were interned in concentration camps. Did you think Natives and Blacks were the only ones?  On February 19, 1942, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 granting the War Department broad powers to create military exclusion areas. While most think these were only Japanese, the history is otherwise. 


You cannot even grow feed for your chickens without permission from the US government. 
A farmer, Roscoe Filburn, was growing wheat for on-farm consumption in Ohio. The U.S. government had established limits on wheat production based on acreage owned by a farmer, in order to drive up wheat prices during the Great Depression, and Filburn was growing more than the limits permitted. Filburn was ordered to destroy his crops and pay a fine, even though he was producing the excess wheat for his own use and had no intention of selling it.

Can the government force you to buy private insurance for health care ["Obamacare"], or any other product they decide?

Yes, because they can give you a tax penalty under Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution. 

 National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, was a landmark United States Supreme Court decision in which the Court upheld Congress's power to enact most provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly called Obamacare, and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (HCERA), including a requirement for most Americans to have health insurance by 2014.

Beginning in 2014, those who do not comply with the mandate must make a “[s]hared responsibility payment” to the Federal Government. §5000A(b)(1). The Act provides that this “penalty” will be paid to the Internal Revenue Service with an individual’s taxes, and “shall be assessed and collected in the same manner” as tax penalties. §§5000A(c), (g)(1).



Make no mistake. "We the People" did not vote for these laws because in a republic you do not have a vote on the issues; not even a referendum. It is not a democracy requiring the consent of the governed; nor was it intended to be from the beginning. The Constitution does not protect our rights without giving Congress the power to obstruct them. History and the courts have proven that over and over.

It was intended, as most do not know, or wish not to,  to project and protect the power of the elites in general and the landowners in particular.

Jefferson in a letter to Adams was indicating his agreement that the "natural aristocracy" should be in power and said, "The natural aristocracy I consider as the most precious gift of nature for the instruction, the trusts, and government of society."Thomas Jefferson also said in that letter: 
The selecting the bestmale for a Haram of well chosen females also, which Theognis seems to recommend from the example of our sheep and asses, would doubtless improve the human, as it does the brute animal, and produce a race of veritable {aristoi} ["aristocrats"]. 
Keep in mind Jefferson had slaves to then end and only freed a favored few. There is no chance the Constitution of the United States would have included the right of citizens to vote on the issues in a referndum. The idea of the hoi paloi keeping Congress or the President in check would have been repugnant at the minimum. 


 http://press-pubs.uchicago.edu/founders/documents/v1ch15s61.html
What has the Constitution not done that repeats the reason the Revolutionaries fought against in the first place? 
 The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended,
he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.
He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.
He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
     For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
     For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences
     For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:
     For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
     For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people. He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.
 The Constitution made the Presidency a Monarcy and the Congress an Aristocracy - as intended by those who betrayed the Declaration of Independence and the Revolutionaries who gave liberty a chance.  

Abuses Repeated
If federal agents are to perform their duties vigorously, however, they cannot be unduly constrained by fear of state prosecutions. Accordingly, the Supreme Court has held that the Supremacy Clause cloaks federal agents with immunity if they act reasonably in carrying out their responsibilities. See In re Neagle, 135 U.S. 1, 75, 10 S.Ct. 658, 34 L.Ed. 55 (1890). We explore the outer bounds of Supremacy Clause immunity in the context of Idaho's attempt to prosecute FBI Special Agent Lon T. Horiuchi for killing Vicki Weaver during the infamous Ruby Ridge incident.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Police And The Law

 http://bit.ly/1Gba36F 

BROWN v.TEXAS.No. 77-6673.Supreme Court of United States. Argued February 21, 1979.Decided June 25, 1979. APPEAL FROM THE COUNTY COURT AT LAW NO. 2, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS Held: The application of the Texas statute to detain appellant and require him to identify himself violated the Fourth Amendment because the officers lacked any reasonable suspicion to believe that appellant was engaged or had engaged in criminal conduct. Detaining appellant to require him to identify himself constituted a seizure of his person subject to the requirement of the Fourth Amendment that the seizure be "reasonable. https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/443/47/case.html
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Saturday, July 4, 2015

The Return of the Abuse of 1776

The Declaration of Independence
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America
The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only. 
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures. 
He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.
He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.
He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent: 
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:
For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences
For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people. 
He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands. 
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions


Sunday, May 17, 2015

HB 2571A-Public Hearing and Work Session Requires law enforcement agency to establish policies and procedures for use and retention of recordings from cameras worn upon police officer's person to record officer's interactions with members of public.

With public access to these recordings, claims of officer misconduct can be investigated and police agencies can be held accountable. With recordings, mistakes in training and practice can be corrected to prevent liabilities. The ability to make broad public records requests helps determine whether officers or departments have patterns of problems. Some departments are getting broad public records requests for all or most of the records created, requiring days of review and redaction. Redaction should be minimal and States can charged in advance for public records by setting a minimum deposit until the requester is notified of potential costs above that needed. Typically the storage costs are far exceeded by the liabilities avoided and the reduced work in generating a criminal case. "Roll the video record" will result in swift resolution of clear cases. VieVu, which says its 4,000 U.S. law enforcement customers shot 10 million hours of police video in 2014. Duluth initially received 84 cameras and charging bays for less than $5,000 from camera maker Taser International, but its three-year contract and licensing agreement for data storage cost about $78,000.
BRIAN BAKST, Associated Press & RYAN J. FOLEY, Associated Press 
For Police Body Cameras, Big Costs Loom in Storing Footage

Video/audio recordings should be mandated. If you carry a lethal weapon, you cannot afford not to have a record. 


Without a recording, law enforcement in Oregon should forfeit their "qualified immunity status."


Oregon was over 2.5 times the national statistic for fatal injuries and 11 times the statistic for New Jersey.



According to the Center for Disease Control for 2004 to 2010 Oregon is a leader in fatal injuries in legal interventions:
New Mexico #1=0.38 per 100,000
Oregon is #2= 0.33 per 100,000
U.S.A. is = 0.13 per 100,000
New Jersey=0.03 per 100,000



Failing to have a faithful recording leads to what Frank Serpico calls "Testi-lying." Recording deters even the consideration of it.

"When Cops Cry Wolf" - FRANK SERPICO April 10, 2015: I call it “testi-lying.” It has been a regular practice in police forces across the United States, at least since I served on the NYPD: official testimony that is made part of a police after-action report but is a pure lie, an invention. In the old days police would carry a “drop gun” or a “drop knife”—an inexpensive weapon cops would bring along on patrol to drop onto or next to a suspect they had taken out so they could say he had threatened them. Today you don’t even need to do that; all you have to do to justify the use of deadly force if you are a police officer is to say that you feared for your life, for whatever reason. If the victim dies, that just means there will be one less witness around to contradict the testi-lie.
When Cops Cry Wolf

Herbert Leon MacDonnell, The Evidence Never Lies, 1984:
-----You can lead jurors to the truth but you can't make them believe it. Physical evidence cannot be intimidated. It does not forget. It doesn't get excited at the moment something is happening--like people do. It sits there and waits to be detected, preserved, evaluated, and explained. That is what physical evidence is all about.
-----In the course of a trial, defense and prosecuting attorneys may lie, witnesses my lie, the defendant certainly may lie. Even the judge may lie. Only the evidence never lies.

Police and government like to say "if it saves one life," to justify just about everything, including body armor, guns, tasers, and pepper spray. They have the training and weapons to kill with less risk. Now it is time to add cameras and they resist:
A REPORT ON BODY WORN CAMERAS


The use of body cameras by San Diego police has led to fewer complaints by residents and less use of force by officers, according to a city report released in March. Complaints have fallen 40.5% and use of "personal body" force by officers has been reduced by 46.5% and use of pepper spray by 30.5%, according to the report developed by the Police Department for the City Council's Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods Committee.


Body-worn camera results for Rialto (California) Police Department:
ƒ1.60 % reduction in officer use of force incidents following camera deployment.
ƒ2.Half the number of use of force incidents for shifts with cameras compared to shifts without cameras.
ƒ3.88 percent reduction in number of citizen complaints between the year prior to and following camera deployment
Harold Rankin, “End of Program Evaluation and Recommendations: On-Officer Body Camera System” (Mesa, AZ: Mesa. Police Department, 2013)


ALSO SEE:


Violence-related Police Crime Arrests in the United States, 2005-2011 (with Steven L. Brewer Jr and Joelle K. Bridges), Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (2015) http://bit.ly/1QVcvq0 

 Police Crime & Less-than-Lethal Coercive Force: A Description of the Criminal Misuse of TASERs (with Bradford W. Reyns and John Liederbach), International Journal of Police Science and Management (2012) http://bit.ly/1HjiZL3  


Research Brief One-Sheet No.5: Police Criminal Misuse of Conductive Energy Devices (with Bradford W. Reyns and John Liederbach), Criminal Justice Faculty Publications (2013) http://bit.ly/1bVZfSi  


 Police Integrity Lost Podcast Episode 04: Police Criminal Misuse of TASERs (with John Liederbach), Criminal Justice Faculty Publications (2012) http://bit.ly/1IDEwRJ 

Research Brief One-Sheet No.1: Late-Stage Police Crime: Is it an Exit Strategy? (with John Liederbach and Tina L. Freiburger), Criminal Justice Faculty Publications (2012)  http://bit.ly/1e9Iip5 















Wednesday, April 22, 2015

No Camera? No Gun! No Baton! No Taser! No Pepper Spray! No Qualified Immunity!

 No camera,or no loaded gun,& no qualified immunity.Every mistake is an opportunity for training and improvement. If you are intending on violating the policies of your command, take off the badge, turn in the uniform, unload your sidearm, sign your resignation, and GO HOME. No video or eyewitness, replaces the officer to articulate the decision process while relating the incident to case law and use of force. We have always expected those things in the past. A video helps to illustrate your procedure in a specific case.

A REPORT ON BODY WORN CAMERAS

Harold Rankin, “End of Program Evaluation and Recommendations: On-Officer Body Camera System” (Mesa, AZ: Mesa. Police Department, 2013)
http://www.justice.gov/iso/opa/resources/472014912134715246869.pdf


Body Cams on San Diego Police Produce Encouraging Results



You can lead jurors to the truth but you can't make them believe it. 
Physical evidence cannot be intimidated. It does not forget. 
It doesn't get excited at the moment something is happening--like people do. 
It sits there and waits to be detected, preserved, evaluated, and explained. 
That is what physical evidence is all about.
In the course of a trial, defense and prosecuting attorneys may lie, witnesses my lie, 
the defendant certainly may lie. Even the judge may lie. Only the evidence never lies.
Herbert Leon MacDonnell, The Evidence Never Lies, 1984

Police are about .3%, or less than one million in our population, yet you will find not city of one million with this much crime committed by their citizens. There are about eight stories a day, according to the tracking of the Cato Institute's National Police Misconduct. That is not a statistic. That is something you can follow yourself on Twitter. 

https://twitter.com/NPMRP



There are at least three homicides by police in an average day and up to nine homicides in a single day by law enforcement. That is not a statistic. That is a list of names being tracked you can follow here: http://killedbypolice.net/ 

Last year over 1100 homicides were committed by police and most ruled justified. That list is here:  http://www.killedbypolice.net/kbp2014.html  

Compare that with the deaths of officers on duty, most of which were caused by officer behaviors, including obesity and bad driving habits: 

Line of Duty Deaths: 127

9/11 related illness: 1
Assault: 2
Automobile accident: 26
Drowned: 2
Duty related illness: 3
Fire: 1
Gunfire: 47
Gunfire (Accidental): 2
Heart attack: 19
Motorcycle accident: 4
Struck by vehicle: 5
Vehicle pursuit: 5
Vehicular assault: 10

Read more: http://www.odmp.org/search/year?year=2014#ixzz3Y3S239Xk




Qualified immunity balances two important interests—the need to hold public officials accountable when they exercise power irresponsibly and the need to shield officials from harassment, distraction, and liability when they perform their duties reasonably. Can we really assume police act reasonably in a way that other citizens do not? The US Supreme Court held as much in Pearson v. Callahan.  That may be acceptable in most states, but can that be assumed in all? In Oregon, we have a commitment to expect more. Article I, Section 20 of our Oregon Constitution's BILL OF RIGHTS says: No law shall be passed granting to any citizen or class of citizens privileges, or immunities, which, upon the same terms, shall not equally belong to all citizens.


 Are police not a class of citizens?

 Are they immune from the laws they are paid  to enforce and to be allowed to threaten the public safety they are sworn to protect? 




Deadly force is justified only when undertaken to prevent imminent and otherwise unavoidable danger of death or grave bodily harm to the innocent. 

This requires an officer  to prove they did the assessment of the ability, opportunity, and intention of an aggressor necessary to cause serious or lethal harm we expect of a professional. 


It is time to mandate the creation of a video/audio record to be maintained in exactly the same way any other public record is maintained and afforded access to. It is time to hold police accountable for coercion of citizens and tampering with evidence. 





Saturday, April 18, 2015

Police Brutality


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Atlanta SWAT Childcare http://abcn.ws/1tuZgyF

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CHP Road Crossing Assistance http://on.wfmy.com/1vduf2w

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Portland Police Bureau Mental health
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Kissimmee Chiropractic Care http://bit.ly/1zV7UvM

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NYPD Chiropractic Care http://bit.ly/1zzZIUg

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Portland Police Bureau Mental health http://bit.ly/13LREBU

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#IdRatherCallACrackhead
UC Davis pepper-spray Aromatherapy http://bit.ly/1JRagBJ