Saturday, 13 September 2014

Rants

‘‘Welcome to America. Now, give me all your money.’’

Gangster Government  Dept

The Canadian Broadcasting Company puts the word out:
American shakedown: Police won't charge you, but they'll grab your money
U.S. police are operating a co-ordinated scheme to seize as much of the public’s cash as they can

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There’s a shakedown going on in the U.S., and the perps are in uniform.

Across America, law enforcement officers —from federal agents to state troopers right down to sheriffs in one-street backwaters —are operating a vast, co-ordinated scheme to grab as much of the public’s cash as they can; ‘‘hand over fist,’’ to use the words of one police trainer...

The Washington Post this week reported that in the past 13 years, there have been 61,998 cash seizures on roadways and elsewhere without use of search warrants.

The total haul: $2.5 billion...
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So, for any law-abiding Canadian thinking about an American road trip, here’s some non-official advice:

Avoid long chats if you’re pulled over. Answer questions politely and concisely, then persistently ask if you are free to go.
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Don’t be too talkative.  Don’t be too quiet.  Try not to wear expensive designer clothes.  Don’t have tinted windows.

And for heaven’s sake, don’t consent to a search if you are carrying a big roll of legitimate cash.

As the Canadian government notes, there is no law against carrying it here or any legal limit on how much you can carry.  But if you’re on an American roadway with a full wallet, in the eyes of thousands of cash-hungry cops, you’re a rolling ATM.
It’s supposedly about ‘‘drugs’’.  Well, that or maybe it’s ‘‘national security’’.  Whatever...

Say, do you suppose any of our liberty-loving politicians in Washington might want to take a look into this?

Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!

(Via:  Ace’s Overnight Thread)

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