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  • Dec 4th, 2018 @ 3:20am

    Forfeitures Civil vs Criminal

    Eliminate civil Forfeiture and only allow criminal Forfeiture. When a defendant is found guilty, only then can forfeiture a start. This may curtail the rampant legalized theft written into our laws when hysteria had taken over lawmakers and the public was fed lie upon lie to justify this theft and mass incarcerations. Civil forfeiture nearly always favors the police and an innocent will be legally be robbed blind!

  • Nov 6th, 2018 @ 7:09am

    Re: Re: Re: Ya Cant Say Hell

    Hell is an Offensive word. Lock Him UP.

    Imaging enforcing these laws against Donald Trump's hate speech?

  • Nov 6th, 2018 @ 7:01am

    Police Feel They Are Above the LAW

    Americans are have become so frightened of "crime" they have given police unprecedented powers or the police believe they HAVE such power. Police threaten citizens with arrest, illegally arrest citizens, seize their property, cameras, cell phones, etc. while legally recording police activity. Citizens are exercising their Constitutionally protected rights, but police have little concern for the rights of civilians. Without effective oversight other than the court action by the public against illegal police activity and abuse of power, this illegal activity will continue unchecked and citizens have little recourse from prosecuting attornies or judges.

  • Nov 6th, 2018 @ 5:53am

    Costs to Threaten & They SHOULD Know Better!

    'Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it.'
    How much will this cost California Taxpayers & students to defend a countersuit on a sour-grapes legal attack by UCLA? Doesn't UCLA have legal support to ensure threats are not going to backfire? Does UCLA know what 1st Amendment says yet? FIRE should go for punitive damages for the threats on a second legal threat so close to the 2009 suit and websites where no UCLA "brand" confusion exists. The UCLA president and those responsible for these threats have to explain why 1st Amendment violations keep happening. There may be many other of these strong arms tactics that have been filed and people silenced and their rights violated. I give UCLA management a Grade of "F" on 1st Amendment and "F" on public relations!

  • Oct 19th, 2018 @ 5:34am

    Technical Idiots Making Laws is Very Bad

    Since the lawmakers are in the pockets of copyright industries, we should not expect critical thinking skills from these morons. Legislators are con-men(women). Convincing unsuspecting voters they have the publics best interest at heart is such a lie that voters swallow these lies hook, line, and sinker!
    VOTE VOTE VOTE and put in people who will work for the PEOPLE and not big business as is done in the USA currently. Hopefully, minority parties will make more gains and have a bigger impact on laws rather than business owning the government.

  • Oct 19th, 2018 @ 5:18am

    Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics Director JOHN DOWDY

    This guy JOHN DOWDY needs to be held to accounts by the Feds. but given the rule of lawlessness in the Washington Swamp, I see nothing good from the FBI. Cops can't investigate cops. Never worked before and never will in the future. We need independent oversight of police that is out of control police. The state's government laws have insulated police from even the egregious abuses of their power in murdering "suspects" on video. We can't depend on police who are there to enrich themselves and not to protect the public.

  • Oct 19th, 2018 @ 5:02am

    Re: Re: Said it before, I'll say it again...

    This isn't "qualified immunity." but legalized criminal activity.

  • Oct 19th, 2018 @ 5:00am

    **Miss. Seized Assets Database Doesnt Work**

    I went to the Miss. Dept Of Pub Safety website and there is a spot to click to search the asset forfeiture database. But the button doesn't work! The link to Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics Seized Property Online Publications https://www.dps.state.ms.us/crime-investigation/bureau-of-narcotics/mississippi-bureau- of-narcotics-seized-property-online-publications/ takes you in a circle, to a page with a big blank box that says Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics Seized Property Online Publications and nothing else. All Seized Property links take you in circles back to the few web pages that make this site. They seem to be going out of their way to prevent access to this database.

  • Oct 14th, 2018 @ 9:28pm

    Where Do The Fee $ Go???

    With all the fees added on to my cable bill, the question is WHERE does all this money go??? Is it pocketed by cable companies? It sure has not gotten me better cable nor Internet services. As a matter of fact, things are worse than ever. Internet connections fail constantly, customer service has no talent beyond a written script to fix things. Anything beyond simple problems is unfixable. On the TV side, they can't tell whether a program signal is actually being broadcast on the cable line when a program just shows a blank screen!!

    CABLE COMPANIES are probably the most hated industry we must deal with. Why are the cable monopolies without oversight by localities?

  • Sep 25th, 2016 @ 7:06am

    Re: FOIA Ammendment

    Why does the US Marshals Service care about the LAWS they are BOUND to obey? US Marshall's Service of all government agencies should act even more secretive than Russian KGB or GRU. Stingray devices VIOLATE FCC law by interfering with vast areas of Cell Phone service when deploying the Harris Corp.'s Stingray device they acquired but deny having. Co-opting communications & illegal collection of cellular information of persons and corporations not under investigation by US Marshals Service are wholly illegal acts. The US Marshals Service flaunts the laws with tacit impunity of Department of Justice and the FCC. US Marshals Service shame all American law enforcement who do obey the laws they are charged to enforce on others and DO obey themselves.

  • Sep 25th, 2016 @ 2:48am

    What CNBC Dummy Approved This Stupidity?

    The CNBC exec who approved this should be TERMINATED for the utmost STUPIDITY! He/she does not realize that SECRET PASSWORD are supposed to be S E C R E T! Passwords are Never to be shared nor sent to any 3rd party, then in the clear to make the unsuspecting dopes believe in this ridiculous apps. power. Why listen to CNBC ever again? Did you get this from Donald Trump to use OTM(Other People's Money)?
    Your credibility as a "news" source will be forever questioned.

  • Sep 2nd, 2016 @ 2:02pm

    AF&T Temper Tantrums AGAIN?

    AT&T is trying to get even for the breakup of its monopoly countrywide into the baby bells. Where are NYNEX or Bell Atlantic or Pacific Tel? Anti-trust is a dirty word around every monopoly. The locations where AT&T doesn't serve is a monopoly for another cable co like Time Warner or Comcast. Aren't these poles on PUBLIC LAND to be used for the PUBLIC GOOD???
    Stupid restrictions prevent me in Palm Springs from getting any other stations outside of Palm Springs market area except for a 2 hour news block in early AM and rush-hour news casts from 5 PM till 7PM, Then these channels become shopping channels, The noon news is actually recycled morning news footage recorded at 8AM. And even says news report is LIVE saying the time is 808AM but in reality the clock reads 1208 PM, We have NO Los Angeles nor San Diego stations, San Diego which is closer, Our FCC need a good enema to get the crappy rulings from interfering with what RATE PAYERS WANT not the garbage packages we are FORCED to BUY. How many are PAYING to see things we dont want? Add on all these stupid fees & rulings from WW2 500 channels with the same thing being broadcast. Remember Bruce Springsteen song. "57 Channels and NOTHING ON..." is still true Now it has expanded to 500 channels and still NOTHING ON!

  • Aug 26th, 2016 @ 5:06pm

    US version of a Total Police State

    Does the 4th Amendment still matter to the public? The SCOTUS rulings ,non-rulings especially with a CRIPPLED court, have made most of the 4th amendment moot. Drones with hi-res. camera and cheap light high-powered computers plus facial recognition software makes everyone a target in our now police state. National security is thrown around so lightly to cover nearly every situation. Embarrass a politician, the FBI,local police, National Security is at stake, well anything can be covered by this term. PEOPLE must push back against this THEFT and PERVERSION of our Constitutional RIGHTS. The 9th amendment in the Bill of Rights should be invoked to protect the people over the state and federal authorities.

  • Jul 15th, 2016 @ 6:54pm

    Re: Local Law Trump State Law? In NYC Not Always

    NYC fine Parking in front of a pedestrian ramp $165!
    NYC has special deal with Albany on laws. They have a great leeway in overriding State law. Big example, handicap parking permit issued by STATE DMV is no good in NYC! You must get a special permit from NYC DOT & examined by their doctors before a permit is issued. NYC needs Albany approval to raise money & increase taxes. That is the ONLY thing that I know of where NYC isn't autonomous legally.
    The cops KNOW the parking laws and think that anyone who fights the ticket will be adjourned to death. The officer will claim he cant show in court because of work, judges, prosecutors cooperate to keep money from ticket, no matter what the law says.
    Each fine amount includes a $15 New York State Criminal Justice surcharge.
    These tickets hit the poor hardest since the fines are so high for minor infractions. $65 is the lowest traffic fine amount! General No Parking: No parking where parking is not allowed by sign, street marking or traffic control device. $65.00
    Parking at a broken or missing meter for longer than the maximum time permitted. $65
    "Feeding Meter" -- parking in a metered space for a consecutive period of time longer than allowed, whether or not an additional coin or coins are deposited or another method of payment is used. $65
    Expired Meter -- parking in a metered space where the meter works and the time has ended. $65

  • Jul 15th, 2016 @ 6:21pm

    Re: Local Law Trump State Law? In NYC Not Always

    NYC has special deal with Albany on laws. They have a great leeway in overriding State law. Big example, handicap parking permit issued by STATE DMV is no good in NYC! You must get a special permit from NYC DOT & examined by their doctors before a permit is issued. NYC needs Albany approval to raise money & increase taxes. That is the ONLY thing that I know of where NYC isn't autonomous legally.

  • May 15th, 2016 @ 5:04pm

    Re: On an alternate Earth...

    He ran out of Black markers. There is a backlog making these redaction devices complete with govt spec for a redaction device.

  • May 15th, 2016 @ 4:18pm

    Re: Re:Tickets are Revenue Sources

    One item a NYC police precinct commander is measured on is ticket revenue. How much has that precinct contributed to reducing the ballooning budget gap? Otherwise, the property from confiscation from the "drug war" is another source but dangerous to officers. Citizens really have little recourse on fighting a ticket. Traffic court is stacked in favor of the officers and not interested in justice.

  • May 15th, 2016 @ 3:57pm

    Re: NYC Exemption to State Law

    I am a handicap individual, my handicap parking placard is not valid in NYC for parking laws! To get a NYC handicap parking placard, NYC DOT mandates the individual be examined by an NYC-DOT medical doctor somewhere in Brooklyn to determine if you are disabled enough for NYC parking permit which is valid only in the 5 boroughs of NYC ! The City has an enormous power in the state house to be able to bypass what are many parts of state authority. Taxing power, building codes, and parking laws are few to just get started. So cutting a curb could be done by any person, but does not make it a "legal" cut. Hopefully this data will help drivers appeal their summons and get back THEIR money which was illegally taken from drivers. But as we all know New York's finest will get you in the end. Because in NYC there are 2 kind of people, there are those in that Blue uniform who can do no wrong, and the rest of us, perps without uncharged yet. There are no citizens with rights.

  • Nov 15th, 2015 @ 2:37am

    Re: incompetence of elected officials.

    Snowden and Manning are suffering for exposing the LIES, DECEPTION, & stupidity of elected and appointed officials and govt employees of all levels. To get a drivers license we have to jump thru hoops & everything else in our lives is open to the world. There is no privacy and we are giving away our civil rights for safety against terrorism. Doesn't work.
    We need more TechDirt revelations

  • Apr 7th, 2015 @ 8:41am


    His reason IS he is a NYPD Detective nothing more is needed. No other justification is needed. Asking why will get you a fat lip or worse. Citizens cannot question COPS, COPS "know" the law and can manipulate it to fit the circumstances. How many UNARMED citizens were shot by cops and every one was "justified". Blacks have experienced this for years, now non-negros , non-whites are getting special treatment by cops. Look at the video, see how shamefully the driver and passenger were treated. Threatened with jail but the cop was in too much of a hurry to harass the driver further. The lucky driver and passenger lived another day to show police work in action. The Police Commissioner also has done everything in his power to keep crime statistics out of the hands of the press and citizens by ignoring FOIA. What is he hiding anyway. NYPOST, DAILY NEWS NYTIMES, WSJ etc. where have you been? Years ago these stats were publish periodically but they did come to light, now a spokesman says dont worry everything is fine. Balderdash is the only word to be used in mixed company about this.

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