Running a red light in Kansas City, Missouri is now treated as if the owner of the vehicle parked illegally in the middle of an intersection under city code changes unanimously adopted Thursday. That makes it a crime to own a vehicle that is “located” within an intersection after the light turns red. Officials embraced this legal contortions to avoid having to offer full due process rights to motorists, since Missouri is one of the few states in the nation where red light light cameras are in use without the approval of the state legislature. State law requires the assessment of points on a driver convicted of any moving violation, so the new ordinance turns the moving violation of red light running into a parking violation so that the city does not have to prove who was driving.
“The violation is not driving into the intersection but owning a vehicle that is found in the intersection while the light is emitting a steady red light,” city staff explained in a memo.
Under the previous red light camera ordinance, it was presumed the owner of the vehicle was likely to be its owner, placing the burden on the owner to prove otherwise. Under the new language, it does not matter. Continue reading →
Majority of Americans adults think a law making it illegal to disobey the order of a TSA agent in any public place is reasonable
A new survey commissioned by Infowars and conducted by Harris Interactive has found that almost one third of American adults would accept a “TSA body cavity search” in order to fly, with a majority of Americans also feeling a law that would make disobeying a TSA agent in any public place illegal is reasonable.
The shock results emphasize the level of indignity Americans are willing to tolerate in order to travel.
They also highlight how the TSA’s reputation has remained largely intact despite a series of scandals and widespread criticism from innumerable public figures.
However, on other fronts the poll provides good news for those concerned with how liberties are being lost in the name of stopping terrorism. For example, a clear majority (65%) of American adults feel that TSA pat down policies that in some cases involve TSA agents touching travelers’ genitals are unacceptable.
The survey was conducted online by Harris Interactive on behalf of Infowars from November 5-7 among 2059 American adults. Continue reading →
A truck driver who passed through an unconstitutional checkpoint 30 miles from the Mexican border stood up for his 4th Amendment rights by refusing to answer questions in another example of how Americans are re-asserting their liberties.
A You Tube video shows the truck driver approaching a checkpoint manned by U.S. Border Patrol agents. The checkpoint is situated in Texas at least 30 miles from the border with Mexico. Continue reading →
Phoenix – CNN contributor and conservative radio host, Dana Loesch, says that TSA agents molested her over the weekend at the Phoenix airport, while refusing her a public screening.
According to Loesch, who is a regular contributor to CNN and runs her own conservative radio show, a routine security pat-down ended with Transportation Security Administration agents repeatedly touching her vagina.
The incident occurred at Phoenix International Airport in Arizona on Sunday, as Loesch, 34, was preparing to board a flight. She says that after passing through a primary screening without incident, TSA officers told her she had tested positive for explosive residue, and that she required a secondary pat-down behind closed doors. Continue reading →
Just one day following our report on the numerous and frequent cases of TSA screeners harassing and humiliating breast cancer survivors by forcing them to bare scars and remove prostheses, it now emerges that the TSA has gone one step further.
Just when you thought they couldn’t sink any lower, a story emerges from Seattle where TSA agents forced a young woman who is dying from leukemia to lift her shirt to expose feeding tubes, removed bandages from her recent surgeries, and broke open an IV bag of saline solution, all in full public view.
Michelle Dunaj from the Detroit area told KOMO News that the incident occurred as she was passing through Seattle Sea-Tac Airport on her way to Hawaii on one last vacation.
“When somebody wants to take a trip-what I call an ‘end of life’ trip because you want to see your family and friends it’s even more important than just a trip,” Dunaj said. Continue reading →
In response to an “Opt Out and Film” national campaign that encourages airline passengers to opt out of the naked-body scanners and film TSA screeners, the Transportation Security Administration has retracted its approval of filming its procedures at security checkpoints.
Prior to announcement of the campaign, the TSA had advised on its website:
TSA does not prohibit the public, passengers or press from photographing, videotaping or filming at security checkpoints, as long as the screening process is not interfered with or slowed down.
This is Michael Mikkelsen blogger for KCCheckpoint.com coming to you with breaking news of my recent arrest. That’s right, Michael Mikkelsen arrested protesting a DUI Checkpoint. I have been protesting Checkpoints in Kansas City for two summers now. I have been detained several times, put in handcuffs, told that I can’t film, I’ve even had my “Checkpoint Ahead” sign stolen by the police.
Kansas City’s weekly newspaper The Pitch did a front page story about my DUI Checkpoint protests titled ‘Blowing Off The Cops’ and CopBlock.org also reported on what I am doing not only to expose, through freedom of the press, the rampant violations of people rights not to be searched and not to incriminate themself, but also to help people avoid these unlawful checkpoints by exercising our free speech to warn people of them.
We do that tweeting on the checkpoint locations on twitter @Kccheckpoint and also holding up signs to warn the traveling public of there checkpoints. And they are greatful that we are fighting back and will continue to fight back.
As you will see from video recently obtained from the KC Police Department. I was standing on a public sidewalk next to the entrance to the broadway bridge.
There is no audio at that beginning of the video but you will hear the officer try to claim that telling me that I am trespassing it the same thing as asking me to leave. And that me saying ‘This is a public place’ is me refusing to leave. You will hear me say over and over again that I am happy to leave. Continue reading →
Drunk-driving is a worthy problem to attack for law enforcement and society in general.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were nearly 300,000 “incidents of drunk driving” each day in the United States during the 2010 calendar year. In total in 2010, there were over 112 million reported cases of drunk driving.
In Kansas, drunk driving will be a central focus during the Labor Day Weekend. DUI checkpoints (or sobriety checks) will be set up across the Kansas City metro.
The Sunflower State also had a new law passed in 2012 that makes it a crime for someone to refuse a breathalyzer test.
When it comes to solving the problem of enforcing the law, are checkpoints really the best option?