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Tazered for not Giving Their License Fast Enough
Police Departments Uphold Use of Tasers in Traffic Stops
Police in Utah and Texas do not significantly punish police officers who use tasers on motorists accused of nothing more than speeding.
Police officials in Utah and Texas have cleared of wrong-doing officers caught on video using tasers against motorists accused of nothing more than speeding. Last month Jared Massey, 28, obtained and posted a YouTube video that showed him being tasered twice in the back by Utah Highway Patrol Trooper John Gardner while asking questions about why he was stopped (view video). In a press conference Friday, Utah Highway Patrol Superintendent Lance Davenport announced the result of its official inquiry into the incident.
“We have found Trooper Gardner’s actions were lawful and reasonable under the circumstances that he found himself in,” Davenport said.
Davenport did not believe the trooper violated a Utah law that requires a policeman to “inform the person being arrested of his intention, cause and authority to arrest him” (Utah Code 77-7-6). Gardner was placed on paid leave after a number of threatening, anonymous comments were left about him on various websites. Police in Saint Louis, Missouri took no action after similar threatening comments against a motorist were left on an unofficial police website used by Saint Louis area officers.
A second traffic stop tasering video recently surfaced in Austin, Texas. It showed a November 23, 2006 incident where Corporal Thomas O’Connor both stopped and tasered a driver within less than a minute. In May, Acting Police Chief Cathy Ellison imposed a three-day suspension on O’Connor for his conduct during the stop of motorist Eugene Snelling, 32, who had been driving his mother to a Thanksgiving meal that afternoon.
O’Connor claims he had paced Snelling, who was driving behind O’Connor, at 70 MPH in a 65 MPH zone and decided to pull him over because he had placed his rear license plate in the back window of his vehicle. Fifteen seconds into the stop, the following exchange occurred.
O’Connor: Let me see your drivers license and insurance.
Snelling: Whoa, whoa, whoa, let me get it.
O’Connor: No! Not, ‘whoa, whoa, whoa.’ Drivers license and insurance or get out of the vehicle.
O’Connor then ordered Snelling to “step out of the vehicle” while the trooper pointed a taser at the motorist. Seconds later, he fired while Snelling’s mother, in the passenger seat, watched, horrified. In a copy of an internal affairs interview redacted by police, O’Connor admitted to medical problems that suggest mental instability. (View interview, 470k PDF)
“Maybe I did come across as abrupt,” O’Connor said. “It’s 1:10 in the afternoon and I have [redacted] so I hadn’t eaten. And that is a problem when you get [redacted] is you’re, it makes you kind of edgy.”
Despite the light sanction he received, O’Connor wrote a memo to Chief Ellison that stated, “I must respectfully disagree with your decision that I violated ‘Use of Force’ policy.” O’Connor remains on active police duty.
Collecting Rainwater now Illegal in many States: Government owns our Water
Many of the freedoms we enjoy here in the U.S. are quickly eroding as the nation transforms from the land of the free into the land of the enslaved, but what I’m about to share with you takes the assault on our freedoms to a whole new level. You may not be aware of this, but many Western states, including Utah, Washington and Colorado, have long outlawed individuals from collecting rainwater on their own properties because, according to officials, that rain belongs to someone else.
As bizarre as it sounds, laws restricting property owners from “diverting” water that falls on their own homes and land have been on the books for quite some time in many Western states. Only recently, as droughts and renewed interest in water conservation methods have become more common, have individuals and business owners started butting heads with law enforcement over the practice of collecting rainwater for personal use.
Check out this YouTube video of a news report out of Salt Lake City, Utah, about the issue. It’s illegal in Utah to divert rainwater without a valid water right, and Mark Miller of Mark Miller Toyota, found this out the hard way.
After constructing a large rainwater collection system at his new dealership to use for washing new cars, Miller found out that the project was actually an “unlawful diversion of rainwater.” Even though it makes logical conservation sense to collect rainwater for this type of use since rain is scarce in Utah, it’s still considered a violation of water rights which apparently belong exclusively to Utah’s various government bodies.
“Utah’s the second driest state in the nation. Our laws probably ought to catch up with that,” explained Miller in response to the state’s ridiculous rainwater collection ban.
Salt Lake City officials worked out a compromise with Miller and are now permitting him to use “their” rainwater, but the fact that individuals like Miller don’t actually own the rainwater that falls on their property is a true indicator of what little freedom we actually have here in the U.S. (Access to the rainwater that falls on your own property seems to be a basic right, wouldn’t you agree?)
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Its been 50 years sense He did this speech. Yet everything he has said in this sounds exactly the same. All that has changed are the names.
Stand Up for Freedom by Ezra T. Benson.
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This is a condensed version of Benson’s talk, “Stand Up for Freedom”. The original speech was an hour long and I encourage you to find it and watch it in its completion.
What is the China-U.S. Governors Forum hiding from the American Public?
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