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This video shows an attempt I made on 8-24-13 to get a ticket from an illegally unmarked Washington State Patrol car in order to settle the issue of their illegality for patrol in court. Click here for my downloadable brief that fully explains the legalities of the issue: http://www.mediafire.com/view/?wblu1123764u779...
If you have an unmarked car case of your own, you can print that brief and take it to court with you. You can also contact me to see what I can do to help you prepare for your case.
Make no mistake, the use of unmarked cars for patrol in Washington is ILLEGAL, whether done by the State Patrol or a city or county department, and any ticket issued from one is invalid. Just make sure to read the brief that's linked to above before trying this at home. There are different marking requirements for different types of departments that you'll need to know the details of.
State Patrol cars used for traffic patrol are required to have an identifying sticker in the rear window, and an official plate. (That includes the fully marked cars, which seldom have the sticker anymore.)
City and county cars are required to have lettering or a logo on the sides.
In the case of the State Patrol, they rely on the exemption in the law for "traffic control vehicles." In short, "traffic control vehicles" have yellow lights and are for CONTROLLING traffic in work or accident zones. They are NOT the same thing as traffic enforcement vehicles and their use of that exemption is a fraud. That exemption also does not cover the official plate requirement, which is separate from the marking requirement.
This issue is far more serious than improper tickets. Marking requirements were enacted so the public would have a way to identify that they are being stopped by a real police car and not an impersonator. Page 11 of the brief details incidents of impersonators who have robbed, raped, and murdered in this state.
As you're aware, what I want is to settle these issues in court so we can all have clarity. If you'll agree to write me the tickets I need, (for non-hazardous seatbelt violations) I'll agree to take this video down. I need one from WSP, from a car with no rear-window sticker and no official plate. And I need one from a county or city car with no lettering or logo on the sides. While I prefer to stay close to home in Pierce County, I'll take them from anywhere in the Western half of Washington State.
Assuming you are really confident in your position, and are not actually perpetrating a titanic fraud upon the citizens of Washington State, and are not endangering them in the course of that by facilitating impersonators, this should not be a problem. Should it?
Held a sign on the public sidewalk which is not part of the government controlled "school" when a school police admits to abusing his authority. This got me to wondering what is the point of having a special police force at high schools, other than to control speech & regulate private conversations. Welcome to the nanny state of Massachusetts. Cant the regular police handle high school students? This is very disturbing. Special police forces are popping up at high schools & government controlled "community colleges" all over the country.
The good news is that Jeff Gray and Joel Chandler are now officially part of Photography is Not a Crime after having accepted my invitation to become partners, a move that will bolster the site to unprecedented levels in the ensuing months as we incorporate and expand our resources to continuing ensuring government transparency.
The bad news is that Gray is now sitting in jail after having recorded a traffic stop on his way back home to St. Augustine from Miami this afternoon, charged with obstruction of justice.
Clearly, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office just stepped into a huge pile of PINAC Precedent because they have no idea what’s in store for them.
Gray’s dash cam video, which was uploaded by his wife, Teresa, shows he was nowhere near the traffic stop when he was arrested. In fact, she had to turn the dash cam to capture his arrest.
The arrest begins at 2:00.
Teresa tried to use her phone to record the deputy, but he ordered her to “get that camera out of my face,” so she placed it on her lap and continued recording.
The deputy gave Teresa the old sob story as how their jobs are so dangerous that citizens must scurry away as they conduct traffic stops in order not to make them fear for their lives.
“He was walking around the deputy, making him nervous, there’s no reason for that, do you understand how dangerous traffic stops are?” the deputy told Teresa.
But Gray was walking nowhere near the deputy as the video will show.
Teresa said her husband began recording the traffic stop from beside his vehicle in a parking lot, but deputies in an unmarked car ordered him out of the parking lot, so he moved to the green space between the lot and the street, at least 200 feet from the traffic stop.
But that was enough to strike fear in the hearts of deputies.
“(The deputy) has an obligation to that citizen in that car and his family to go home to today,” the deputy told Teresa, the irony that her husband would like to enjoy his Constitutional right to record cops and a night with his own family completely lost on him.
The deputy then ordered Teresa to leave, telling her, “take this vehicle and leave this parking lot, you’re not free to be on the roadway, county right-of-way or this parking lot,” perhaps expecting her to hover her way out of the area, refusing to even tell her where the jail was located.
Don't ever let the police in your home without a warrant. "We'd just like to take a look around, sir"... you will never recover, even if you have "nothing to hide", don't do it. Make sure your spouse and children understand too... I promise that unless you have a direct conversation, there is no way your kids are going to say no when a police officer asks to come in. Your wife may be more savvy, but probably not.
This is also a call to people who are still unsure about the goal of "gun control" in this country. The DC police sent a 30 man tactical entry team to a mans house that they knew contained no firearms in order to arrest him for simply "being in posession" of a single dud shotgun shell and a single piece of .270 brass.
For those of you hunters or collectors or "old school" who wouldn't ever consider owning an AR15, this article should be a wake-up call.
My plug is to join the NRA and SAF... the best money a gun owner can spend.
In October 2009, Shawn Nee, an award-winning documentary filmmaker and photographer in Hollywood, California, was stopped by members of the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department (LASD) while taking pictures at a stop on the L.A. subway system.
Disturbing information about the police stop reveals startling and troubling information about how the Sheriff's Department reports on what it considers suspicious terrorist activity. And what's happening in L.A. is almost certainly happening everywhere across the country.
The encounter was recorded on a body camera Nee wore for protection. A video of the event went viral as viewers watched Deputy Richard Gylfie ask Nee if he was in "cahoots with Al Qaeda" to sell his pictures "for a terrorist purpose." After detaining Nee with the assistance of his partner Deputy Roberto Bayes, searching through the contents of Nee's pockets, and holding Nee's hands behind his back, Gylfie threatened to put him on "the FBI's hit list."
"On one level you're thinking, is this really happening? And then on another level you're thinking, this shouldn't be happening," says Nee of the incident. Nee became a plaintiff in a lawsuit against the sheriff's department along with two other photographers and the National Photographer's Rights Organization. Nee is represented by Peter Bibring at the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California.
"Photography is not a crime, it's artistic expression," says Bibring. "There is no reason to believe that just [because] he's taking photographs he's engaged in any kind of criminal or terrorist activity."
Bibring says that millions of people every day use their cell phones, point-and-shoot cameras, and even professional-grade cameras to document their lives and the world around them. "In public areas, on public streets, no law bars people from taking photographs," says Bibring.
[J]udge Coker used Assistant District Attorney Jones to privately communicate information about the Reeves case to the assistant district attorney prosecuting the case; to suggest questions for the prosecutor to ask during the trial; to ensure that a witness was able to refresh his memory and rehabilitate his testimony by reviewing his videotaped interview with law enforcement before he took the stand for the second time the following day; and to discuss legal issues pertinent to the case. in an unsuccessful effort to assist the State obtain a guilty verdict in the case…
[t]he Commission investigated claims that Judge Coker allegedly engaged in other improper ex parte communications and meetings with Jones, other members of the Polk County District Attorney's Office, the San Jacinto County District Attorney, and certain defense attorneys regarding various Cases pending in her court; Judge Coker allegedly exhibited a bias in favor of certain attorneys and a prejudice against others in both her judicial rulings and her court appointments: and Judge Coker allegedly met with jurors in an inappropriate manner, outside the presence of counsel, while the jurors were deliberating in one or more criminal trials…
A 19-year-old Florida woman was arrested last month for misdemeanor domestic violence after allegedly launching an unprovoked water pistol attack on her boyfriend, police report.
Giovanna Borge told cops that her beau “said something to her that she did not like,” so she “took a water pistol and squirted him with water.” During the ensuing confrontation, Borge added, her boyfriend (whom she has dated for a year) dumped a container of water on her and struck her with a pillow. The pair also reportedly exchanged shoves.
Upon investigation, Port St. Lucie Police Department officers concluded that Borge was the “primary aggressor” during the September 27 incident. As a result, she was arrested for “squirting water” on the victim to “antagonize and agitate him against his wishes.” The name of Borge’s damp boyfriend was redacted by cops from an arrest affidavit.
Officers transported Borge in handcuffs from her Port St. Lucie home to the county jail, where she posed for the adjacent mug shot before being released. She is scheduled for an October 30 Circuit Court hearing.
The warrant called for police to search the residence they share and seize all weapons and ammunition because he is prohibited under the law from possessing firearms.
But without Hudson’s knowledge, the agents also confiscated a batch of documents that contained information about sources inside the Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration, she said.
If you've ever gotten a traffic ticket, you know the sinking feeling you get when police lights pop into your rear view mirror. But what if you found out that citation could be tied to a police department ticket quota or prize contests?
A series of Cottonwood Heights Police Department emails from 2011 and 2012 have recently been revealed and they discuss such quotas and contests.
Some of the emails show police administration offering prizes to officers for writing citations like "free car wash coupons for the next officer to impound vehicles that have no insurance."
In another email, a contest announced a prize of gift cards to the officers who caught anyone tagging or spray painting graffiti.
One Cottonwood Heights resident said he doesn't like the idea of contests for citations.
"That doesn't make sense at all. They should just do their job, that's what they get paid for," Kevin Corkrey said.
You are now four times more likely to get a traffic ticket in the city of Tucson, thanks to a newly instituted mandatory minimum requirement, or quota, for traffic tickets from Tucson Police.
An exclusive Tucson News Now investigation has discovered that each officer must now write at least one traffic ticket every day.
"I see them pulling people over all the time," driver Mike Nemerouf said.
Police Chief Robert Villasenor says he instituted the rule after the ticket average for individual officers fell to one a week.
"And the reason why is not because they are lazy or they are not wanting or willing to do that. It's that there are so many calls for service that they are just constantly going call to call."
So now, on top of that work load, officers will also have to hit the minimum ticket requirements.
But here's the catch: Tucson police don't have any plans to hire any more officers and the work load isn't magically going down to make time for traffic ticket writing, so to hit the minimum, some calls for service will take a back seat to traffic tickets.
"If they are en route to a high-priority call? Obviously not. But if they are en route to a low-priority call, there's a judgment thing: The severity of the offense compared to the severity of the call. Make a judgment on it," Villasenor said.
Yes. Stop someone on the way out to your first call. Because the people calling? They don't need help.
This is about two years after they stopped coming to the scenes of car accidents unless someone is gravely injured. They won't come to your house if you think someone is creeping outside either, unless you've "seen them" and you know "that they have a gun." I can't find the article, but a year or so ago a little old woman on the outskirts thought someone was in her bushes. She called TPD over and over and over (4 calls total, IIRC) and they wouldn't come out. It wasn't until she lied on the final call, told them he had a gun, and they came out to find a man hiding on her property, with a gun, a crowbar, and gloves. It's about a mile between properties out there, so the odds he was going for her neighbor are slim....
The article is unimpressive, the comments section though is sickening. A quick selection.
Why the EFFIN F was this kid carrying it in the first place?
Given to what has been happening lately, why didnt the parents discipline this kid to not do such act that will have grave consequences? SMDH!!!!!!
This community should shut the EFFIN up and place blame on the parents and the kid! YES I SAID KID! were they living under a rock that guns, kids and death have been in the news for over a year now?????
People sometimes deserve their fate, seriously!
He did deserve his fate.
REgardless of age, you carry a gun fake or not there will be consequences big or small especially with so many tragedies that culminated with guns from adults to child.
William Reddie, a 32-year-old single father from Michigan, was shot and killed as local Child Protective Services (CPS) officials and police officers attempted to remove his 3-year-old son from the home.
But Officer Philip Nace - the YouTube sensation who has developed an international reputation as the angriest cop in the City of Brotherly Love - is perhaps the first Philly lawman to get benched for what a police spokesman described simply as "idiotic behavior."
Lt. John Stanford said yesterday that Nace has been pulled off the street amid an expanding Internal Affairs probe sparked by viral videos out of North Philly's 25th District, where the 46-year-old cop patrolled with an iron fist and a foul mouth.
"Nace is nasty," said Louis Goode, 55, who has lived on the corner of Park Avenue and Auburn Street for 30 years. "It's like he wakes up on the wrong side of the bed every morning."
Goode lives on the same corner where Nace was recently recorded knocking down a basketball hoop and telling the guys with the ball to "have a good day" as he drives away in a police van. "Jesus loves you," Nace's partner yells out the window.
It apparently wasn't the first time Nace toppled the $450 adjustable hoop, which is now broken.
"A man with special needs is speaking out after he was left badly bruised by police. Twenty-two-year-old Gilberto Powell, who has Down Syndrome, is left with horrible bruises and scars on his face after he had an encounter with police outside his home.
"That's my son. That's my baby. I really love this little boy. He's my love," said Powell's mother, Josephine.
According to the family, they were inside their Southwest Miami-Dade home last Saturday when Powell, who is also called Liko, called his parents on his cell phone to let them know he was walking a block from his friend's house. On his way home, Liko said, "The police followed me."
Liko said, the officer smacked him in the face with an open hand and knocked him to the ground. "His whole hand," he said.
According to the police report, a Miami-Dade Police officer noticed a bulge in Liko's waistband. The officer attempted to conduct a pat down, and Powell tried to run away.
"I said, 'Didn't you know he was a Down Syndrome kid?' And he said, 'No, I'm not a doctor. I don't know.' And I said, 'Well, you can see it in his face that he is a Down Syndrome kid,'" said Josephine" - 7 News
Channel 2 Action News obtained exclusive video of a nurse being thrown to the ground, handcuffed and arrested. She said she was just doing her job.
Channel 2′s Craig Lucie obtained the video (above) and the federal lawsuit filed against four Lawrenceville police officers.
The lawsuit said Marthe Bien-Aime’s Fourth Amendment rights were violated and excessive force was used at the SummitRidge Hospital off Scenic Highway in Lawrenceville.
It was almost 2 a.m. when five Lawrenceville police officers went to the hospital and tried to arrest a patient who was suspected of sexually assaulting another patient.
“They were there to do a job, and I was there to do a job,” Bien-Aime told Lucie.
Bien-Aime said she told the officers she had to call her supervisor first before letting them in a secure area. Minutes later, she handed one officer the phone with her supervisor on the line.
“When she got on the phone all she said was ‘we fixing to bust one of your nurses,’” Bien-Aime said.
In the video, an officer is seen reaching over the door, unlocking it and running toward her. The other officers follow suit and in seconds, they threw her to the ground and she was handcuffed. Then, two officers dragged her out of the nurse station and one of the officers hit her on the back.
“There was a complete overreaction by the police,” said Bien-Aime’s attorney Craig Jones of The Federal Firm.
An intense manhunt ensued in the area. About two hours later, the suspect ran into a home in the 600 block of Hampton Drive, apparently kicking in a side door, according to a law enforcement source not authorized to speak about the incident.