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Federal (DHS) police officer sentenced for illegal traffic stops

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posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 01:52 AM
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Federal (DHS) police officer sentenced for illegal traffic stops


www.ajc.com

House had no authority to enforce Georgia’s traffic law, however, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, he “repeatedly activated the emergency blue lights on his federal police vehicle and pulled over motorists.” He then would call other law enforcement officers to write traffic tickets, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

House was accused twice of telling other law enforcement officers that the motorists he pulled over were “driving aggressively,” causing those people to be jailed and their cars impounded, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 01:52 AM
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Uh-uh, whoops!

Another case in the endless cases of DHS goons abusing their authority.

I can't believe that this guy was dumb enough to continue partaking in activity he knew he was not authorized to do!

At least in this case, this guy was caught, and actually prosecuted.

But I wonder how many are out there doing similar things that never get caught?

As far as I'm concerned, this entire org goes hand in hand with the UNpatriot act, and should be shut down altogether.

www.ajc.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 02:59 AM
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I think you meant abusing their lack of authority. Stunts like this irritate the piss out of me. Based on the article I hope the guy gets drummed out and thrown in jail for this BS.



posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 03:03 AM
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About time.

I hate pigs.

In fact lets hope while he bending over taking one from big burtha someone has the foresight to get it on film and post in viral.

Cop will go straight into the Protection wing and never face a sound beating like he needs. Shame



posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 04:01 AM
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One down.. Now they need to get rid of the rest...



posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 12:41 PM
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Originally posted by Expat888
One down.. Now they need to get rid of the rest...


You take your anti-cop mumbajumba and git out.. .

...Of Amerricuh.

It is about damn time we saw a motivated law enforcement individual like this in the news. He should be held as an example to his peers - look at how he goes out of his way to enforce the law, that's wonderful.

Those people lay their lives on the lines everyday protecting us from the terrist threat. If it wasn't for the DHS and TSA we wouldn't feel safe at night. Sure the cops do their thing, but it's the TSA and DHS that do the real protecting, cops show up after the fact; those other guys prevent prevent the facts from ever happening.

Xcathdra, why aren't you more like this wonderful man who got arrested?



posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 12:51 PM
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Finally - some prosecutorial fortitude in the right direction.
Good job.



posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 01:15 PM
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"Yes", I see can see it now

DHS buying small private airplanes with flashing lights and
A large "DHS" Decal on the plane. Checking them thousands of
small planes registrations and proof of insurance.
Of coarse they'd only be helping the FAA



posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 08:33 PM
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never mind the idiot on a power trip....what about the cops who blidly listened to him....and the protests of the motorists went ignored...This is what your system is ...an ignorant ,bling agressor who arrests first and ask questions later



posted on Dec, 12 2010 @ 06:03 PM
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Well for starters, I am a real Police Officer and not a Federal paper pusher. Secondly I know what my job is and the authority that comes with it, unlike this guy.

Aside from that I do my job just fine, and comment from people like you are the least of my concerns when doing my job. But by all means, its a free country, so you shold feel free to continue with the mouth full of wise ass. I alreay think your a tool, and everytime you open your mouth it just reinforces my position


You should take the advice of Abe Lincoln and Mark Twain since both are attirbuted with the quote:

Better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool, rather than open your mouth and remove all doubt.
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posted on Dec, 12 2010 @ 06:09 PM
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Originally posted by Unionoffreehumans
reply to post by DimensionalDetective
 


never mind the idiot on a power trip....what about the cops who blidly listened to him....and the protests of the motorists went ignored...This is what your system is ...an ignorant ,bling agressor who arrests first and ask questions later


Its not as black and white as you make it out to be their chief. Based on your comment I assume you are not from this country either, otherwise you might be a bit more knowledgable about how our laws work. When an officer issues a citation / criminal charge, there is no point in arguing with the cop, because in the end its truely a you vs. police mentality. We have nothing to do with the Judicial system, which is the portion where the case is made by both sides. Burden of proof is on the Officer / State, not the accused.


As the DHS guy did, most citizens can do as well (Not a traffic stop, but sign a citation for traffic violation depending on state). An Officer issuing a citation of of the DHS guy is noted in the report, moving prrof of the crime from the officer over to the DHS guy, who would also be summoned to court since he observed the violation.

For many years in my State Highway Patrol could not make a stop on a city or country road (restricted only to State/Federal Highways). We have had inicidents where they have stopped a car, and called us out to issue a citatation, and they sign it (law has since been changed).



posted on Dec, 12 2010 @ 08:53 PM
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Wow, DD! You come up with great articles. Thanks for letting us know about this.

DHS does not recognize the rule of law - the constitution in any way, shape or form! At least the local law enforcement stepped in! We need to write to King (R, NY) and let him know we expect him to crack down on Homland Security (of which TSA is a part of). They are going fascist/communist nuts.



posted on Dec, 12 2010 @ 09:12 PM
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Which actually is the root of the problem. With the TSA not being a "commissioned" entity, they are not acting under color of law, which means the typical requirements in place for Law Enforcement, are not there. Since they are not acting under color of law, they do not need any reason to approach and ask questions, nor do they need a reason to search/frisk/patdown an individual (please dont get me started on this topic, since we are of the same mindset about TSA going SS).

I would like to see them get knocked down a few pegs...

The question remains though, how doyou protect against terrorisim on airlines? I prefer the manner the Israelis use, but people here bitch about racial / behavioral profiling.


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posted on Dec, 12 2010 @ 09:41 PM
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Peg knocking the TSA and their overlord Homeland Security is putting it mildly.



posted on Dec, 12 2010 @ 10:59 PM
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Originally posted by sara123123
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Peg knocking the TSA and their overlord Homeland Security is putting it mildly.


Completely agree, but we are looking at a double edged sword. Prior to 9/11 security was hodgepodge at airports, paid for by the airports and airlines. Some were awesome, others were not and in the end the system failed.

The DHS is created, along with the TSA, and we see standardization throught the system. Better but not by much (and I can say it gets annoying even frisking / patting down 2-5 people in one night, I can only imagine their volume).

Airline travel by its very nature and regulation is fubared. How do you protect those flying, while ensuring their rights are not violated? If a bomb goes off, the blame falls to DHS and TSA for failing to detect it. They move to the opposite end of the spectrum, and people complain about that.

What is the solution? Obviously not flying is one option, and since its not constitutitionally guaranteed, and because TSA is not acting under color of law, the courts are hesitant to touch it, because it becomes more procedural than criminal / rights violations.

Ive thought about this topic for some time, and I have issues coming up with ways to ensure protection and safe air travel while protecting individual rights in the process. Add in the people who think they know the law, and its an absoilute mess.



posted on Dec, 12 2010 @ 11:47 PM
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Originally posted by Xcathdra
I alreay think your a tool, and everytime you open your mouth it just reinforces my position




You meant to say 'you are a tool', Not 'your a tool.'

And it is 'already', not 'alreay'

....Officer.





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posted on Dec, 12 2010 @ 11:50 PM
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This is obversly propergander. This sert of thing doe'snt happen in Amererka. You can just git yo freedum hayting butt out of this grayt contry.



posted on Dec, 13 2010 @ 12:08 PM
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Dogs can smell explosives on people. Station them around the airport and can the Federal porn artists and molestors. They could also focus on Islamists and leave everyone else alone. They do enough spying to know who is who and they have no business stretching their law enforcement and terrorist group naming game beyond halting Islamic terrorism. They also know terrorists are pouring over our border and they could care less about that. Which goes to show they are not focused on halting Islamic terrorism - they are focused on growing their police state industury which is now a spin off of the military industrial complex.



posted on Dec, 13 2010 @ 12:17 PM
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I used to work in the Town of Danbury Conn. They have a federal prison there for women. One day I got chased by a car who followed me into my work place. This idiot, who was a prison guard, thought he had the right to arrest me for a bump stop at a stop sign. He got out of his car swearing at me while he produced his prison guard badge and pinned it on his shirt. There were 6 other drivers (truck drivers) standing around their cars waiting to start work. He kept yelling that he wanted my license and registration. We all ignored him and he got real aggressive and made threats. One of my fellow workers called the locals while this was going on and another was video taping. When the cops got there they cuffed him and slammed him into the cruiser. And told us not to worry about it. I never heard what happened to him but we never saw him again!

Zindo



posted on Dec, 13 2010 @ 12:22 PM
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DHS is perhaps the most worthless agency the feds have come up with as of yet. They have no real reason to exist except to reap away at tax payer dollars and spend needlessly on their efforts to expand (for no good reason that I'm aware of)....



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