Wow, this video is scary. The man is recording some police officers from his own garage and some thug cop out of nowhere walks up to him and tries to steal his phone under the obvious lie it's "evidence."
"I'ma take the phone... 'cuz that's gonna be evidence... (Man refuses)... You want to go to jail?... Withholding evidence."
It's clear from the way he's acting it's pure brazen intimidation and thuggery.
VALLEJO (CBS 5) — The Vallejo Police Department is under scrutiny after a man was handcuffed and cited for recording four people being arrested near his home. [...]
While Duchine was recording, Officer Scott Yates approached and asked for his cell phone, saying it was evidence. After Duchine refused, he was handcuffed and issued a ticket for obstructing justice. Video of the incident was then posted on YouTube.
Benedetto Sorbello, 41, was charged with offensive language, resisting arrest, hindering police in the execution of their duties and assaulting police following an incident outside the Royal Oaks Hotel at Double Bay in April last year.
An afternoon with the NYPD
posted 04/17/2011, 5:10 AM (YouTube) [Category: Tyranny/Police State] Here's the scene:
We were enjoying the nice spring weather from our balcony. A friend was visiting on his bike, and he rode up on the sidewalk from the street to our front door. In NYC this is illegal. You are supposed to stop in the street, get off the bike and walk it on the sidewalk. Although he was merely coming from the street up to our front door, those few second were illegal. NYPD rolls up and tickets him for this ($150 fine or appear in court!).
Both men allegedly assaulted passengers in aviation’s gulag; both now endure Leviathan’s fury and might, with arrests and charges, trials and punishment – "up to three years in prison and a $250,000 fine when he is sentenced in August," in ... (more)
Jeffrey Albert Tucker is the editorial vice president of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, a think tank that espouses the Austrian School of economics. He is the current webmaster for the institute's website, Mises.org. Tucker is also an adjunct scholar with the Mackinac Center for Public Policy and an Acton University faculty member.
In a recent article, I wrote that Donald Trump would not be a President who restored capitalism and individual rights, but would be a President who would initiate fascism. If his attitudes and beliefs about the cult of personality applied to government don’t convince you, then consider some of his policy positions reported in a recent interview Trump gave to the conser... (more)
Police and other agencies have "enthusiastically embraced" asking for e-mail, instant messages and mobile-phone location data, but there's no U.S. federal law that requires the reporting of requests for stored communications data, wrote Christopher Sog... (more)
Posted for context with the recent Poker seizures.
China: A death sentence for a young businesswoman chills entrepreneurs
posted 04/17/2011, 5:08 AM (The Economist) [Category: Tyranny/Police State] IN THE odd way these things work in China, word has trickled out that on April 7th an appeal court in Zhejiang, a famously entrepreneurial coastal province, conducted a five-hour hearing on a death sentence handed down to Wu Ying, a prominent 29-year-old businesswoman, on fraud charges. Before her arrest Ms Wu had seemed to personify the miraculous business success that could be achieved by people from even the most humble background in modern China.
CNBC Says Pay Your "Fair" Share
posted 04/17/2011, 5:08 AM (Mises Economics Blog) [Category: Economy] Just in time for tax filing day, CNBC ran its hour-long special “The American Tax Cheat” hosted by Squawk Box’s Becky Quick last night four times. And the re-runs will no-doubt be constant. The tone of the special is extraordinarily one-sided. Ms. Quick (or her producers) must feel that all of our money belongs to the government and that the IRS should determine how much of it we can keep to live day-to-day.