Wow Hollywood's paid legal shills are out in full force to sorten the blow from the ruling in NZ.
Apparently that ruling scared the shit out of Hollywood enough to have all the "Anonymous' lawyers run to any publication that is saying the copyright portion of the US DOJ case against Dotcom isnt valid for extradition.
So imagine that all the anonymous "Lawyers" coming to say how anyone who reports that things aren't all rosey for Team Hollywood, isnt on fact about the ruling and what it means for Dotcom, yet they are here bashing away for reporting what Hollywood doesnt want anyone to know that has always been of much speculation of how Hollywood spun a civil case on copyright infringement into a criminal one.
I'm sure that the Hollywood lawyers will give us a subjective viewpoint.
Law Enforcement agencies from Federal to State to Municipal all love asset forfeiture because that sweet cash doesnt have to be accountable to the taxpayer, it doesnt come into their budget or out of it, it’s free money to them and they want every fucking cent they can get. “what that you say? Your Not Guilty, too bad we’re taking it”, “Guilty..fuck you were still taking it” “Not yours? Fuck you were taking it anyway…” wait is that a shirt on your back, hand that the fuck over now.. taking it”
The fact that of whether you are guilty or not guilty doesnt matter, they can snatch your shit up on a whim. “Where did you get this money?” “You Just got paid, look at your pay stub”..” No Sir, suspected drug money, taking it”
As I said For the Federal, State or Municipal law enforcement agencies it is open season to take what ever you have guilty of a crime or not. This is why the Police association are crying on Trumps shoulder because states are starting to hear from innocent citizens how they are being stopped for traffic violations ( imaginary ones at that ) and of course the litany of excuses to justify searching you and your stuff and car comes into play (smells like marijuana , you were going to fast, you were going to slow, you didnt put your signal on, or an indicator of suspicion talking too much, talking too little, making eye contact, not making eye contact, on the hwy or interstate where some had a joint in their car one day or a trunk full of drugs or none at all) any excuse they can use to justify stopping you all to se what they can loot from you.
Used to be you had to worry about being robbed by shady characters or being stuck up by some druggie looking for quick cash for a fix or some crackhead, well fear not friends.. next time you see your local crackhead with a knife wanting your wallet, flash him a friendly smile and hand him over that wallet and ATM code for that bank card because your going to thank your lucky stars it was just some crackhead not the fucking cops who would have stuck a gun in your ribs and stole your shit for nothing, at least the crackhead did it for drugs, not the cops it is all about safety and thwarting crime that you got stopped on the way to your job or to visit family and friend.
Hell when you see tow truck drivers speeding thru school zones on their way to fight parking crime, you’ll even have respect for them after they have handed you that grossly over inflated towing bill and you'll still want to give them a friendly wave more than you will that cop that pulls up beside you and glances your way with his Foster Grant sunglasses on and a look of constipation on his face and a wry smile while thinking to himself “ooh a corvette, we dont have one of them there fancy things for the impound auction yet, bet that fella in the suit and tie there stole it, better pull him over”
Yes no need to fear the little crackheads and hooligans breaking into houses or businesses or jacking people for cars and cash or those rapists and murders, no no you have to watch for the real crooks with the cars that say P-O-L-I-C-E on them, those are the bandits who are going to jack your shit in the name of the law even when you have committed no crime.
Yup your innocent but they want a cut of something they never should have taken from you in the first place, you bet your ass they do. It’s still free money to them no matter what, and to them if they cant get it all they will sure take a fucking consolidation prize.
Hence why your seeing Law Enforcement bitch about states enacting legislation so they cant abuse the forfeiture laws on a whim and actually need to secure a conviction. You would think that Law Enforcement would want to make sure they have it right before they sell your shit for fun and profit right? Nope, it is of no interest to them, they just want to get that cash for your stash because it is all free money for toys and slush funds and god knows what else, because they dont have to account for it.
I am waiting to see where this is going to lead us, and I will tell you right now, get ready to see a lot more police chases, a lot more violent confrontations, a lot more officer initiated shootings, and a lot more civil lawsuits and constitutional violations.
If Law Enforcement thinks things are bad now between it and the public wait till this asset forfeiture starts to become more and more common and more and more abused, shit will hit the fan big time. If you ever wondered why citizens don’t trust the Police this is another item you can add to the growing list of reasons why and how it grows more and more everyday.
While I agree that people who break the law and get punished by being sent to jail for it have to suck it up and do there time, I don't agree with the fact that an inmate needs to pay an outrageous amount to talk to their family/friends.
There are a ton of people who dont have the means inside jail with prison inmate jobs or whose families have the means to pay the insane per minute fees to talk to the person who is behind bars.
Inmates dont get hours and hours to sit and blab on the phone, their is a que to get on the phone and then you are only allotted so much time and then your time is up and it is the next persons in line's time.
Inmates do not just have free access to the phone anytime they want, it is restricted just like visitation is and yes inmates can lose both those privileges, much like they can with time in the gym or exercise yard, or being confined to their cell.
Should inmates have to pay for their phone privileges, yes, they should, but they shouldn't be gouged for them. Prison isnt like being at daycare, I doubt anyone here wouldn't have their sanity tested being behind bars especially those that are looking at years and years.
Inmates are separated from everything that they knew outside of the prison, and they are subjected to a whole new world once they are inside and ask anyone who has been there it isnt any picnic, your at way more risk inside than you were outside.
Inmates are paying for their crimes make no mistake about it, and they are separated from family and friends be that as it may there is no reason to gouge them with exorbitant phone rates to make a phone call. The companies that supply the services to the prisons make bank on it as it is, they are upgrading these services all the time, this isnt like AT&T having major cost to keep up with technological advances to benefit consumer or cities.. it's a captive market (literally) Prisoners cant just decide they dont like the service they are getting and go elsewhere.
Inmates connections to their families and friends are about all that keep some of the inmates from taking their life or someone else's inside and it is no joke. Do the companies that provide the service have a right to a profit sure, most would agree to that, but they do not need to gouge the fuck out of the inmates to do it.
To an extent, but look how much information they are hoovering up without our knowledge. The Snowden leaks have show us all just what the Government agencies have the capabilities to do, how much other methods are there that we dont know about?
There is probably much more that hasn't leaked out yet, I am sure we are all going to be surprised yet again at some new revelation
So basically on a whim an agent can decide to start investigating everything they can on you or about you and work to build a case, then use this information to start an official investigation and cover up the fact that there was a ton of information gathered on or about you which was purposed to unoffically and without a legal basis thus allowing the FBI to get the means to launch one officially with affidavits and warrants for wiretaps, surveillance, records, ect and leave everything gathered before the legal investigation out of the disclosure to ensure the case doesnt get tossed.
So much for that thing called the Constitution and your rights
Looks like Ms.Dehen has been trying a little damage control and has been going back and deleting all her tweets in regard to this lawsuit and her record time in writing her complaint and her working on drafting a second complaint.
I have to wonder if Ms.Dehen knows that once you put this out there it is hard to contain it afterward especially with resources like the Internet Wayback Machine.
One would have to assume that the sound thinking that went into drafting and filing the original complaint and the publicity her filing has received was not part of her plan, so much that She is deleting tweets in hopes that the criticism of her writing of her complaint and the tweets that followed would temper down the response to it and make it fade away, isn't really going to work like that.
If I were in her shoes I would get that complaint she drafted and filed withdrawn and before Twitter files a response, otherwise she might be headed for expensive lesson about litigation.
Mind you the defendants counsel may take pity on Ms.Dehen and not ask her to bare their costs, but then again no one has to take pity on her either because they were named in her complaint
Unfortunately now education with all the funding cutbacks and the herd them in and out as quick as possible has really left a lot of graduating students from High School not having any real plan about furthering their education nor ready to enter into the workforce.
Not to mention you have those who graduated by the skin of their teeth and cant pursue secondary education due to the fact they cant meet the educational requirements to enter into post secondary institutions which means they either enter the workforce with minimal prospects or they end up going into a secondary education institution that offers degrees that mean zip in the real world and are all about getting that student enrolled for the loan money and if said students gets anything out of education wise would be nothing short of a miracle.
It is a sad reality that a lot of students are not going to fare better in the job market because of the get them in and out mentality.
I remember how the Prenda gang abused that statue when the Judges caught onto their trolling efforts and Steele & Hansmeier used the CFAA to sue BitTorrent down loaders by saying the down loaders hacked into Guava servers and thus Prenda could get the subscriber info from the ISP's to get the extorion -er-settlement letters out to the victims
Ah the Prenda strategy of Deny, Delay, Deflect...Oh how I missed seeing that. Nice of the CIA to bring back the strategy held to the hearts of those who dont want to turn over anything of relevance when asked for it.
Trust me this was a huge story here and there was a ton of outrage when the police chief declared that the officers did nothing wrong and it was all by the book which is what the Police claimed from the moment the scandal hit the media. Even the solicitor general (like an Attorney General) even raised concerns over what a mess this whole sting operation was turning into. Lots of people, lawyers, journalists, organisations were claiming that the Police chief was whitewashing the whole affair to protect those involved and to absolve the Police from any misconduct
I did make a post with a bunch of links, but it got put forth for review by Techdirt I believe because of the links so I am not sure if it will be allowed to be posted. I dont know if there is another way to post for the links for you as to not get Techdirt or myself in trouble
Here are some links I was able to dig up some of the injusticebusters pages have several of the stories down the page archived from the various media outlets so you can read along, it isn't in greatest chronological order but it will give you some background on how this all unfolded.
I have also posted links to a separate story below how one of our cities Police officers allegedly targeted a defense lawyer because he didnt like the fact that the defense lawyer instructed him to remain silent. This was also a case of the Police trying to get the defense lawyer on a drunk driving charge
I will say this, I sure the hell dont trust the Police here, and this isnt the first time
Hope that I dont catch shit over posting the links to the events of the sting on the journalist and the police commissioner and the defense lawyer targeted by the cops. Hate to get Mike in any more grief