informationliberation
The news you're not supposed to know...




Austrian Economics: Understand Economics, Understand the World
The Century of the Self: The Untold History of Controlling the Masses Through the Manipulation of Unconscious Desires
The Disappearing Male: From Virility to Sterility

The Obama Deception: The Mask Comes Off
Operation Gladio: The Hidden History of U.S. Sponsored False Flag Terrorism in EuropeThe New American Century: The Untold History of The Project for the New American Century
(more)
Article posted May 02 2012, 6:30 AM Category: Tyranny/Police State Source: Prison Planet Print

Kentucky Supreme Court Rules Highway Checkpoints Illegal

Paul Joseph Watson

Warrantless checkpoints in the city of Liberty, Kentucky that were used by authorities to interrogate drivers who refused to display a sticker in their vehicle have been ruled unconstitutional by the Kentucky Supreme Court.

Residents who refused to buy the $10 dollar sticker were targeted after city officials ordered police to set up roadblocks. Those displaying the sticker were allowed through but refusniks were interrogated and had their vehicles searched, a clear violation of the Fourth Amendment.

After the state Court of Appeals disagreed with the Casey County Circuit Court and claimed the checkpoints to be justified, the Kentucky Supreme Court stepped in and unanimously ruled that the city had no reason to stop motorists.

“The checkpoint’s only purpose was to enforce a revenue-raising tax upon vehicles in the city,” the court ruled. “Thus, the checkpoint to enforce the sticker ordinance comports with none of the purposes which the United States Supreme Court has found to be important enough to override the individual liberty interests secured by the Fourth Amendment.”

The court also added that authorities chose the most invasive method to find residents who had refused to display the ticket. Given the fact that it was known those refusing to display the ticket were teachers, officers could instead have simply visited the school parking lot instead of setting up roadblocks.

“Through a series of decisions, the US Supreme Court has authorized suspicionless roadblocks for the purpose of finding illegal aliens up to 100 miles from the border, verifying drivers’ licenses and registrations, looking for drunk drivers and responding to a specific crime that took place on the same highway as the roadblock. A dozen states have disagreed with these practices and outlawed one or more of these types of roadblocks by citing their own state constitutions. The Kentucky Supreme Court found none of these exceptions applied in the case at hand,” reports TheNewspaper.com.

The federal government is also expanding its use of highway checkpoints under the auspices of the Transportation Security Administration.

In October last year we reported on how Tennessee's Homeland Security Commissioner announced that a raft of new "security checkpoints" would be in place over the Halloween period to "keep roadways safe for trick-or-treaters".

Earlier that same month it was announced that Transportation Security Administration officials would be manning highway checkpoints in Tennessee targeting truck drivers.

The DHS is also expanding checkpoints at border crossings that force drivers to pass through X-ray scanners similar to those in airports that fire radiation into the body and have been linked to cancer by numerous prestigious health authorities.
_
Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show and Infowars Nightly News.





Latest Tyranny/Police State
- To Crush a Cop-Watcher: Prosecutorial Abuse in Ada County, Idaho
- New Video Appears to Show Cops Planting Crack in Innocent Man's Car After Brutally Beating Him
- 'You Might Be a Terrorist If...': Leaked Document Reveals Secret TSA Check List
- Police Officer Caught With His Pants Down... Masturbating At Starbucks
- This Cop Got a First Hand Taste of Police Brutality and His Violent Arrest was Also Caught on Video
- Texas Sheriff Gets Shut Down when Trying to Intimidate Man who Flawlessly Flexes his Rights
- Montana Cop Falsely Tells Citizen it is Illegal to Record him in Public
- Video: Detroit Police Sergeant Caught Planting Evidence To Destroy Family Owned Business









Comments 1 - 2 of 2 Add Comment Page 1 of 1
Anonymous

Posted: May 02 2012, 5:55 PM

Link
6464 What was this sticker, exactly?
Anonymous

Posted: May 06 2012, 5:47 PM

Link
64134 lets go ahead and stop all roadblocks also!! if someone is driving drunk then yes, pull them over and lock them up.but roadblocks are just a pain in the ass and people dont like them period.


Add Comment
Name
Comment

* No HTML


Verification *
Please Enter the Verification Code Seen Below
 


PLEASE NOTE
Please see our About Page, our Disclaimer, and our Comments Policy.


FAIR USE NOTICE
This site contains copyrighted material the use of which in some cases has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Such material is made available for the purposes of news reporting, education, research, comment, and criticism, which constitutes a 'fair use' of such copyrighted material in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner. It is our policy to respond to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the DMCA and other applicable intellectual property laws. It is our policy to remove material from public view that we believe in good faith to be copyrighted material that has been illegally copied and distributed by any of our members or users.

About Us - Disclaimer - Privacy Policy



Advanced Search
Username:

Password:

Remember Me
Forgot Password?
Register

New Video Appears to Show Cops Planting Crack in Innocent Man's Car After Brutally Beating Him - 03/27Video: Detroit Police Sergeant Caught Planting Evidence To Destroy Family Owned Business - 03/26To Crush a Cop-Watcher: Prosecutorial Abuse in Ada County, Idaho - 03/27'You Might Be a Terrorist If...': Leaked Document Reveals Secret TSA Check List - 03/27This Cop Got a First Hand Taste of Police Brutality and His Violent Arrest was Also Caught on Video - 03/27Texas Sheriff Gets Shut Down when Trying to Intimidate Man who Flawlessly Flexes his Rights - 03/27Police Officer Caught With His Pants Down... Masturbating At Starbucks - 03/27"I'm Not Stupid" Monsanto Lobbyist Refuses To Drink Weedkiller After Proclaiming "It Won't Hurt You" - 03/27

Man Follows Speeding Cop, Finds Out He Was Speeding To Buy PeanutsMission Creeps: Homeland Security Agents Confiscate Women's Panties For 'Copyright Infringement'Cop Shoots Couple's Dog, Threatens Jail For Trying To Save Dog's LifeSWAT Team Shoots Teen Girl & Her Dog During Pot Raid On Wrong HomeDurham, NC Cop Testifies Faking 911 Calls To Enter Homes Is "Official Policy"Indiana Sheriff Says US A "War Zone" To Justify New MRAP Military VehicleTampa Cops Surveil Pot Dealer, Catch Him Selling Pot, Raid His Home & Kill Him"You Just Shot An Unarmed Man!": Witness Says Police Shot His Friend With His Hands Up
(more)

 
Top