reply to post by Gorman91
A small example of what I am talking about: After the 1992 Landers earthquake, an elderly high desert gadfly and rabble-rouser named Florence Billings
had an unfortunate encounter with the Secret Service. You see, Marilyn Quayle paid a courtesy call to the Town of Yucca Valley after the big quake,
and a small band of citizens greeted her to protest Bush the Greater’s policies. Florence carried a snarky sign that read “If you want to see a
real disaster, go to Washington DC.” Well, she was abruptly and unceremoniously thrown to the ground by the SS, hog-tied, and thrown into the back
of a squad car. It was later claimed the stick that supported her sign was a mortal threat to the VP’s wife.
Open and shut case of excessive force and violation of Florence Billing’s First Amendment rights, wouldn’t you say? No need to throw white-haired
little old ladies to the ground for unthreateningly carrying a sign. That’s not how we roll in the land of the free, right? Wrong! Local lawyers
wouldn’t touch it. Regional media wouldn’t touch it. The ACLU wouldn’t touch it.
I called the SS directly to question the necessity of making senior citizens eat dirt and all they were interested in was who I was, and where I got
If you are going after a government entity for redress, there better be the potential for BIG BUCKS, or all you will get from a lawyer if you are
lucky is a little sympathy for your plight. There just aren’t enough damages in the OP's border crossing incident to interest any but the most
altruistic attorney, potential precedence or not.
Innocent before proven guilty is a sham, a pleasant fantasy. If you don’t have the resources to defend yourself, an unbelievably overworked public
defender will be assigned to your case, and you will plea out, whether you are guilty or innocent. Every day, thousands of innocent people plea out.
If you don’t, the system will squash you like a bug.
Things are much further gone than people apparently realize. This country has devolved into a Land of Lies, where the constant propagandistic propping
up of the mythological America serves as the perfect diversion and smokescreen for the massive, systemic, and accelerating un-free fall into corporate