We now have candidates who wish to use the US military and the FBI against law abiding citizens,most particularly to delve int the reproductive organs of half the population. If that isn't terrorism then I don't know what is.
An introductory course in computability might be useful for all these la la land ideas, though I have little reason to believe that it would be neither be taken nor understood.
Over the past two and a half centuries more than almost a million died for the principles of the Constitution. Are we going to throw it away on some elected official who has an "idea (poor thing it must be lonely)?"
Prisons are run by the inmates, not the putative guards and wardens. They are notoriously porous to contraband such as guns, drugs, cell phones and sex. As well as "home" built weapons like shivs, crossbows and more.
Laws are meant to control the law abiding, not the criminals.
I never claimed the judge was taking anything in return. Nor did I make any statement with regard to this particular case. Only that gag orders in general are becoming rather excessive. They are being used to hide behavior on the part of the dependent and/or the prosecutor.
The Judicial branch above all others must be transparent. Yet there are apparently secret courts, secret laws, secret trials, secret punishments in secret prisons. Claims of missing docket numbers. These are not acceptable in a free society.
I don't think that is a concern of the cops. They are more likely to be interested in trying to determine just how much of the loot they can keep for themselves without attracting attention, or the wrath of the DA.
Yes, as a propaganda tactic it is a dilution of rights. When real rights, such as the freedom of speech, are equated to and ethically classed with a "right" to the 'net, the meaning and value of real rights are reduced and diminished.
Speech is a powerful thing. Effacing the symbol erodes reality in the minds of many people.
Our forefathers fought, suffered and died for those rights. But now, much, if not most of the population believes that civil liberties are the bane of society -- until they are personally arrested, beaten or shot by the blue gang.
I don't understand why anyone would carry that kind of cash, but even more so why anyone would have a conversation with a detaining or arresting officer.
The only topic of discussion involved in a traffic stop is the traffic stop. Not where you are going or why. Not what your job is, or how much money you have with your. Nor how much you make.
All of these and more, are cops fishing for a reason to search, seize, and or arrest the person they have stopped. This guy set himself up when he said he had $2K with him. Stupidity may not be a crime on the books, but cops will make it one on the street, and be enforcement, prosecutor and judge all rolled into one.
The more "rights" there are, the less any of them matter. There is a right to the safety of life and limb from one's government. There is a right to the freedom of speech.
There is no right to have a road built in front of one's house. Having a general agreement amongst the populace and elected officials that a road is probably a good idea, is a privilege, not a right. This I discovered through trying to have a road built in front of my driveway as well as that of others.