Friday, October 20, 2017

Your Government Will Use Its Power to Suppress Dissent

Including using flagrantly illegal subpoenas to get your information:

https://www.popehat.com/2017/08/14/department-of-justice-uses-search-warrant-to-get-data-on-visitors-to-anti-trump-site/

Pay attention to this.

From the linked article below: "Sheriff, that’s political speech, and it’s protected speech. You don’t get to silence it because you don’t like it, or even because it offends you, the District Attorney, or anyone else. The Disorderly Conduct[3] statute in Texas is very clear on this.
You can charge someone with Disorderly Conduct if “the language by its very utterance tends to incite an immediate breach of the peace,” or if the “display tends to incite an immediate breach of the peace…”  That hasn’t happened here. If Fonseca and her family have been driving around for almost a year and there have been no fights, no disturbances, no riots or so forth, you are not going to be able to prove that there was a danger of an “immediate breach of the peace.”
What you may have, instead, is another crime, a much more serious crime, being threatened by Sheriff Nehls. If Nehls goes through with his threat, it could very well meet the elements of the offense of Official Oppression,[4] which states:
(a) A public servant acting under color of his office or employment commits an offense if he:
(1) intentionally subjects another to mistreatment or to arrest, detention, search, seizure, dispossession, assessment, or lien that he knows is unlawful;
(2) intentionally denies or impedes another in the exercise or enjoyment of any right, privilege, power, or immunity, knowing his conduct is unlawful…
So if Nehls is trying to shut Fonseca up, Nehls should be subject to prosecution for violating Fonseca’s rights. He won’t be, but he should. In any event, Nehls immediately drew backlash from his comments on Facebook, so he did what all cops do—he held a press conference and doubled down on his bet."

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