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Judge Rules Police Illegally Detained Couple in San Diego Parking Lot & Led To Ugly Incident

SAN DIEGO – A police mistake turned a lunch date into a nightmare for a local couple, and a judge ruled officers illegally detained them.

“I was hurt. I was confused. I didn’t know what was going on,” said Dante Harrell.

For Harrell, that March day in 2010 began as a day of relaxation. He, his fiancee Shannon Robinson and a friend were headed to brunch in City Heights.

After they pulled into the restaurant, a San Diego police patrol car, right behind them, parked and blocked a potential exit.

Harrell said one of the officers approached them, admitted to typing in the wrong letter during a routine license plate check, but wanted to check them out anyway.

Harrell said after repeated questioning and about 15 minutes of waiting, he asked Robinson to call 911 to ask for a supervisor because something didn’t feel right.

He said he heard one officer says this: “He says, ‘They’re on the phone with our supervisor. Isn’t that childish? I’m about to OC them.”

“OC” is another word for pepper spray.

Harrell said he held on to his fiancee as he was pepper sprayed and then tasered repeatedly, before he and Robinson were dragged out of the car.

In a civil ruling, a judge decided the couple was illegally detained and Robinson was unlawfully arrested.

Attorney Julia Yoo, who represents Harrell and Robinson, said, “They didn’t have a right to continue that stop. Once you realize you’ve made a mistake and pulled over innocent people, you don’t have a right to further interrogate them. It’s unconstitutional. This needs to be stopped, because it could happen to anybody.”

Harrell, a barber, said he suffers from weakness in his hands from the incident. He also said stress related to the incident led to a break-up with Robinson.

“I just want to make sure this doesn’t happen to anyone else. Our neighborhoods need to feel safe with their officers. We just came to eat that day, and the people we expected to protect us are hurting us,” said Harrell.

In September, a jury will decide whether the police officers used excessive force.

The San Diego City Attorney’s Office declined comment.

The two officers involved, Officers Ariel Savage and Daniel McLain, remain on the force and both have served for eight years. One is accused of false arrest in another civil lawsuit.

http://www.10news.com/news/judge-police-illegally-detained-couple-061313

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US vs. the Duval Family Farm | You Don’t Have To Be Doing Anything Illegal to Have Your Property Seized

duval vs united states forfiture farm seized

The federal government is run by idiots at this point. It’s no wonder our country is broke. Why don’t we just persecute everyone in the entire world for everything even if there’s no real evidence that it’s causing a problem?

Then let’s make laws that whoever the government says is wrong is wrong no matter what and the government gets to take all their stuff? Great plan!

 

US vs. the Duval Family Farm

On June 14, 2013, in Drug War, by Kari Boiter

1Located in rural Petersburg, Michigan – about 70 miles southwest of Detroit – the Duval farm has been in the family for generations. The property is being seized by the federal government through civil forfeiture proceedings because of the state-registered medical marijuana greenhouses that were kept on the land. Jeremy and Jerry Duval were convicted at trial and sentenced to five and ten years in prison, respectively. Apparently unsatisfied with robbing a father and son of their freedom, the government has decided to go after the family farm. Jerry Duval Sr. and his wife, Sharon, purchased the 12-acre parcel of land in the 60’s and spent most of their adult lives paying off the deed in $100 per month increments. The property was split into two pieces with Sharon and Jerry Sr. occupying a four-acre portion and Jerry Jr. and his wife, Tracey, living on the other eight acres. The family also owned a 15-acre property that Jeremy called home and an 80-acre parcel that was used strictly for farming.

3When heavily armed federal agents stormed Jerry’s farm, they sent a message to Sharon as well. Threatening to shoot the grandmother in her 70’s if she didn’t stand aside, the machine gun toting militia made a quick and dirty exit by driving their tanks through her gated property next door. Sharon’s dream of retiring on the farm has become a living nightmare. Despite being prescribed anxiety medication to deal with the persistent panic attacks, she made the tough decision to sell the farm and move out of state. The 100-acre portion that her grandchildren were supposed to inherit was also put up for sale to pay off the mounting legal debt. Jerry’s 8-acre farm is all that is left of the property that three generations worked their whole lives to pay for and it’s on track to be handed over to the government this summer.

4Jerry’s wife, Tracey, has moved to a small 1,000 square foot home in a nearby town, in preparation for the forfeiture. In addition to sending her husband to prison for ten years and her stepson’s five-year sentence, the government has displaced this loving mother from the home she has built over the last two decades.

5Enough is enough! It’s time to take back our communities and reform the forfeiture laws that allow generations of hard work to turn to dust.

http://forfeiturereform.com/2013/06/14/us-vs-the-duval-family-farm/

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Police set up roadblocks to ‘voluntarily’ collect DNA, blood samples from innocent Americans

Texas Women Subjected to Road-Side Body Cavity Search

Police set up roadblocks to ‘voluntarily’ collect DNA, blood samples from innocent Americans

(NaturalNews) When a group of uniformed men wearing guns sets up a road block then ask you to “volunteer” a DNA sample and blood sample, it stretches the definition of “volunteer.” But that’s what happened in Alabama yesterday as off-duty cops in two counties set up DNA collection roadblocks and stopped cars to ask if drivers wanted to “volunteer” DNA swabs and blood samples.

It was all part of a study being conducted by the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, which is probably studying what percentage of the sheeple population will allow the government to swipe their DNA and archive it in a database for a measly ten bucks.

According to a story published in the Daily Caller, “drivers were asked to voluntarily offer samples of their saliva and blood.”

Just one county in Alabama had set up five roadblocks in one day, and more are being rolled out nationwide. The explanation behind all this is that it’s for a “medical study” to see how much alcohol drivers have in their blood.

If this is a “medical” study, then why not have scientists in lab coats stopping cars to collect blood?

So here’s the real problem with all this: when police carrying guns walk up to your car at a roadblock and ask if you will “volunteer” some samples of your blood and DNA, that’s more than a bit coercive. If this is truly supposed to be a scientific study of the blood alcohol levels of anonymous drivers, then why not have scientists in lab coats on the streets collecting the blood?

Answer: Because no one would give it to them. The police are there to make sure the “volunteer requests” are backed up by the implied threat of force. A roadblock staffed by men with guns is going to get a lot more “compliance” than a roadside volunteer booth staffed by a bunch of lab geeks.

And that’s why this little police state experiment is a gross abuse of police power and a violation of the civil rights of those targeted in the study. Besides, since when did scientists have to use police to collect data for their studies, anyway?

Faulty data being gathered

If the real purpose of the roadblocks is to collect blood samples for a study documenting alcohol levels of random drivers — as it claimed by the study organizers — then they need to go back to school and learn about scientific methods. Because all you’re going to get in this study is a self-selected sample of blood and DNAfrom the most timid, easy-to-dominate sheeple of society… or people who live on such low incomes that $10 seems to be fair compensation for allowing the government to swipe their DNA and archive it in a database.

In other words, you’re going to end up studying the blood and DNA of society’s total morons and dumbed-down sheeple, many of whom are physiological anomalies to begin with because they all have no spine, no guts and no balls, either.

Thus, the entire stated purpose of the study is hogwash. There is no scientific validity to any data set of human DNA generated from roadblocks staffed by police. The study is invalid at the outset because, by design, it fails to test the blood of those who prefer NOT to interact with police — i.e. people who have probably been drinking.

This is why I don’t believe for a minute that this is some sort of public safety study. It’s far more likely to be a police state test run just to see how many idiots in American society will let some government goon swab their DNA when commanded to do so. And that number is shockingly high. We now live in the United States of Apathy, where the sheeple are far more interested in their late-night television, Happy Meals and on-screen celebrities than protecting their rights from an ever-expanding surveillance police state.

Don’t you find it amazing, though, to realize all the police state contradictions now in place? Consider:

• At a police DNA swab checkpoint, you’re supposed to open your mouth. But at a TSA checkpoint if you open your mouth, you’re detained as a possible terrorist.

• At the TSA checkpoint, though, you’re supposed to remove your belt and drop your pants. But at a police DNA checkpoint, if you drop your pants, you’re arrested for indecent exposure.

• In America, a “terrorist” is a citizen who forgets at which checkpoint he’s supposed to drop his pants vs. open his mouth. And if all this talk about pants dropping and mouths opening gets you excited, Janet Napolitano has a job waiting for you at DHS.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/040726_DNA_swabs_roadblocks_police_state.html#ixzz2VygRGLUw

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