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Speed Trap Sign - Obstruction of Justice or Free Speech?
Thursday, June 28, 2012 4:46 AM
Freedom is Important because People are Important
Thursday, June 28, 2012 4:53 AM
"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." -- William Casey, Reagan's presidential campaign manager & CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)
Thursday, June 28, 2012 5:25 AM
Thursday, June 28, 2012 5:40 AM
Thursday, June 28, 2012 11:29 AM
Beir bua agus beannacht
Thursday, June 28, 2012 5:04 PM
Thursday, June 28, 2012 6:24 PM
Friday, June 29, 2012 6:41 AM
Quote:Originally posted by FREMDFIRMA:
If it really WAS about safety they'd have a marked crusier with it's lights all a-flashing right there in plain sight.
No, it's about MONEY, and what with the abuse of forfeiture provisions, misuse of (now about to go the way of other junk science) dog "searches" to get around the fourth amendment and so many other abuses, the term "Highway Robbery" is very much apt - skulking about like thieves in the night, pouncing upon the unwary to take from them under some mala prohibita bullshit excuse, just another mafia, official sanction or no.
Free Speech it is.
Ponder the difference between Crime Prevention, and Law Enforcement.
Friday, June 29, 2012 12:18 PM
America loves a winner!
Friday, June 29, 2012 2:36 PM
Quote:Originally posted by FREMDFIRMA:
..abuse of forfeiture provisions, misuse of (now about to go the way of other junk science) dog "searches" to get around the fourth amendment and so many other abuses...
Quote:The complaint alleges that the drug-sniffing dogs used by troopers in the program were intentionally being trained to operate as so-called trick ponies, or dogs that provide officers false alerts for the presence of drugs.
The dogs were being trained to alert their handlers by cues, instead of by picking up a drug's scent by sniffing, the complaint said. When a dog gives a false alert, this resulted in illegal searches and seizures, including money and property, the complaint said.
The 103-page complaint alleges that Perry, along with others, used the K-9s to undermine the program to systematically conduct illegal searches and seizures for financial benefit.
Quote:The results? Dog/handler teams correctly completed a search with no alerts in just 21 of the 144 walk-throughs. The other 123 searches produced an astounding 225 alerts, every one of them false. Even more interesting, the search points designed to trick the handlers (marked by the red slips of paper) were about twice as likely to trigger false alerts as the search points designed to trick the dogs (by luring them with sausages). This phenomenon is known as the "Clever Hans effect," after a horse that won fame in the early 1900s by stomping out the answers to simply arithmetic questions with his hoof. Hans was indeed clever, but he couldn't do math. Instead he was reading subtle, unintentional cues from the audience and his trainer, who would tense up as Hans began to click his hoof, then relax once Hans hit the answer.
Quote:Yet, right up to today, the illegal posted limits on Huron Parkway and Nixon Road remain unchanged. The city continues to issue speeding tickets in these and other speed traps, secure in the knowledge that most people do not understand how to legally object in court. Most improperly ticketed drivers continue to pay fines they could have dismissed if they knew how to object legally to the arbitrarily low posted limits that do not conform to state law or proper engineering practices.
Some 5 1/2 years after the adoption of Public Law 85 of 2006, the city has done nothing to change any of its main road posted speed limits to reflect maximum safety, accepted engineering practices or to comply with state law. This total lack of action does not inspire confidence in the City Council or the Project Management Department regarding this traffic management issue.
Saturday, June 30, 2012 2:35 AM
Saturday, June 30, 2012 5:34 AM
Quote:it is reputedly loaded with surveillence equipment.
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