Schiff applies Bastiat’s brilliant essay on the “Seen and Unseen” impacts of government spending: for every government-created job there are countless unseen jobs which never come into existence because politicians have taken the necessary capital out of the private sector economy.
Four months after arresting and strip-searching a man because his four-year-old daughter drew a picture of him shooting monsters and bad guys, police in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ont., have apologized to the young family.
In their internal review of 26-year-old Jessie Sansone’s arrest, Waterloo Regional Police said they did everything right — except their method of search.
“The results of this review have determined that Waterloo Regional Police officers acted in accordance with the law by arresting Mr. Sansone and made every effort to preserve his dignity and the safety of this community,” said Chief Matt Torigian.
“However, the review also found that due to a miscommunication in the processing of Mr. Sansone, he was subjected to a Thorough Search instead of a less intrusive Frisk Search— an oversight which we regret.”
Torigan said he and Deputy Chief Thomlison met with, and personally apologized to, Sansone for the impact his arrest had on his family.
Sansone, however, said sorry’s not enough.
“I am a forgiving person, but this isn’t just about me. It’s not just my own family. This was a whole system that crashed down on us, and it was all because of a four-year-old’s drawing,” he said. “They could have just talked with me instead. This can’t be allowed to happen to my neighbour, to another family.”
In February, the father of four was met at his children’s school by police officers, who arrested him for possession of a firearm.
He was taken to the station in handcuffs and strip-searched while his home was searched and his pregnant wife was questioned. His children were picked up at the school by social workers and taken across town for questioning.
Cops stripped Sansone naked and had him lift his testicles so officers could see under them, turn around, and bend over.
All of this started when his daughter Nevaeh, in junior kindergarten, drew a picture of her dad shooting bad guys on a classroom white board.
The ensuing conversation between the teacher and the tot lead the teacher to believe there was a handgun within reach of the children at home.
The school called family services who, in turn, called police.
Police found nothing in the home other than an empty plastic gun sold at Canadian Tire for $16. The toy was meant to propel peppercorn-sized plastic beads — something the family never had in the house.
“Although not crucial at the time of the arrest, the Air Soft Pistol that was located has the capability to fire a projectile at approximately 180 feet per second and if pointed at someone may constitute a criminal offence and could most certainly cause injury if used carelessly,” reads the police report.
Neither the school nor family services have apologized. The school board maintained it had the children’s welfare in mind because school officials “co-parent” students.
The family is trying to retain a lawyer.
Sansone will speak with Michael Coren on Sun News Network on Thursday in his first TV interview since his arrest.
In this weekly video news update for June 4 - 10, 2012, JBS CEO Art Thompson discusses the rising crisis in Europe and how the corruption in the Republican party is attacking Ron Paul delegates. He also dives into how European leaders want a central bank of Europe while Mexico is headed towards Communist.
United Nations Ordering U.S. Troops to War (by LibertyInOurTime)
In this weekly video news update for March 19-25, 2012, JBS CEO Art Thompson discusses Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta’s claim that the President no longer has to ask congress to go to war. Instead, Panetta says that the United Nations decides when U.S. troops go abroad for war, and the President merely informs Congress that this is happening.
Links to informative news articles by The New American magazine:
Obama Defends Military Intervention at UN, Calls for More
Obama at UN, Calls for “Change … New Era of Engagement”
Leon Panetta and the Institute for Policy Studies
The NATO/UN Army: Perpetual War … and Bankruptcy for U.S.
President Obama Quietly Promotes a More Powerful NATO
America’s Perpetual War
New NATO Chief Outlines Priorities
Obama’s Support for NATO
NATO: The UN’s Military Arm
The UN is transforming NATO from a regional security arrangement into the standing army it has always desired, achieving through the back door what it could not do openly.
NATO and the Global Advance
“Hat in Hand,” on “Bended Knee”
After supposedly breaking with the UN over the Iraq War, the Bush administration has not only come to the UN as supplicant but is pushing for a UN standing army.
Bring on the Peacekeepers?
Toward a Global Police State
Under both republican and democratic administrations, the U.S. government has been implementing a decades-old strategy to make the UN the most powerful force on earth.
Arming the UN: Top-Down Treason
Here Come the UN Army & Police
Why We Fought
Despite popular misconceptions, Americas involvement in WWII was brought on not by isolationism but by globalism—a concerted, clandestine effort to build world government.
Bring ‘em Home!
The Iraq war is an unconstitutional, unjustifiable conflict devouring innocent lives and abetting the growth of an increasingly lawless leviathan state. It must be ended — now!
The “Global Democratic Revolution”
Russian/U.S. War Games to Begin Shortly in Colorado
U.S., Russia “Reset” the Convergence Agenda
Obama Demands Smaller U.S. Nuclear Arsenal, Praises Russia
U.S. Military Expands in Latin America
U.S. Military Program Arming Local Police Expands
Nations Consider Military Intervention in Syria
With Increasing Conflict in Syria, Talk of “Intervention” Escalates
Obama-backed Syrian Rebels “Ethnic Cleansing” Christians
Christian Massacres: A Result of U.S. Foreign Policy
More U.S. Troops Killed by Afghans They Armed & Trained
U.S., Afghanistan Close to Deal Keeping U.S. Forces There Through 2024
U.S. Defense Department Announces Step Toward the North American Union
Defense Boss Panetta Touts “North America” After Canada Meetings
UN & Obama Supporting Islamo-Marxist Terror Group in Iraq
State Dept. Seeks “Special Fund” for Arab Spring
Libyan Militias Face Accusations of Ongoing War Crimes
Al-Qaeda & the West Back Syrian Rebels Against Assad
Syrian Christians Fear Genocide if al-Assad Falls to Muslim Extremists
UN Report: NATO’s Libya War Armed al-Qaeda