Friday, September 20, 2019

Your Government Protects Cops Who Steal

The reasonably dumb cop rule basically says that if a cop was too stupid to realize he was violating your rights, then he can't be sued.

It goes along with the reasonably scared cop rule, which says that a chicken cop who was scared can't be sued for shooting you, even if you did nothing wrong.

Since stealing is apparently not obviously a violation of your rights to a reasonably stupid cop, he can't be sued for stealing from you:

https://reason.com/2019/09/20/court-rules-fresno-police-accused-of-stealing-over-225000-protected-by-qualified-immunity-and-cant-be-sued-fourth-amendment/

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Your Government Steals More Than The Criminals

More bad cops...
More corruption...

I know it's just a few bad apples, but the boys in blue need to start hammering the bad apples and not protecting them...

At least there's a prosecution...

https://reason.com/2019/08/29/a-dea-agent-got-a-drug-dealer-to-buy-a-truck-so-the-agent-could-seize-it-through-asset-forfeiture/

Friday, July 26, 2019

Your Government Will Lie And Abuse The Innocent To Protect Themselves

A police chief lost her gun.
An immediate report is required.
Instead, she initiated a clandestine investigation that ended in an illegal search of an innocent families home and an abusive taking of their children and subsequent lies to cover THAT up.

https://calcoastnews.com/2019/07/san-luis-obispo-police-chief-accused-of-coverup-over-stolen-gun/

Monday, July 22, 2019

Your Government Doesn't Care If It Hires Criminals As Cops

And it appears cops beat their spouses far more than the national average rate...
and get away with it...
often with impunity.

One city in Alaska had a police department where every police officer was a convicted criminal. Of the seven, they had collectively spent 6 years behind bars!

https://thefreethoughtproject.com/domestic-violence-arrests-police-department/

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Your Government Wastes Money...Often Giving It To Criminals

Make no mistake that the vast amounts of power and money you convey on to your government will mostly benefit those people corrupt enough to manipulate the government into bestowing it upon them:

https://danieljmitchell.wordpress.com/2019/05/17/great-moments-in-washington-waste/

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Your Government Will Steal Your House For Uncut Grass

I was prepared for this article to be clickbait, with a lot more nuance than the title suggests. I was wrong.

Here's the timeline:

Old man's Mom dies...
He hires someone to take care of the lawn while he settles her affairs...
Lawn guy dies...
City fines him $500 a day with no notice...
City could have cut his lawn for him and charged him...
But the city relies on these fines to pay the salaries of the city officials submitting the fines...
Man can't pay the fines so they are trying to take his house...

What is going to happen...

IJ is suing...
The fines will be overturned...
The cities taxpayers will have to pay legal fees...
The city will start fining more to make up the shortfall...

https://reason.com/2019/05/08/florida-city-tries-to-steal-an-elderly-mans-house-over-uncut-grass/

Your Government Will Allow Violent Criminals To Commit Murder And Then Not Be Held Accountable

This incident covers so many categories that the title could have been a paragraph. The government released a known violent criminal back into society in its desire to capture a drug dealer. It failed to adequately monitor the criminal and then, knowing the criminal had molested a 5 year old boy, did nothing until the criminal murdered the father of the boy AND THEN, the government refused to acknowledge any accountability for what they did AND THEN won on that basis in court!

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Your Government Will Steal Your Children

At least Kentucky tried to cut down on the red tape by having judges pre-sign blank emergency orders...

https://reason.com/2019/05/09/kentucky-cabinet-family-health-child-services-judges-pre-signed/

It is very clear in this case that the welfare of the children was always a secondary issue to punishing a family who refused to just go along with what the government wanted:

https://reason.com/2019/04/25/adam-lowther-child-services-police-abuse/?fbclid=IwAR1ySCRGhrrvIEVJMSQWcWjVSi705RukEJUzIB1V3x0BwDIsBY7ikQjRaxE

Monday, March 25, 2019

Your Government Is Fucking Stupid

Incompetence? Lack of Caring? Malice?
Does it matter?
Ask the government for help and what do you get? Your private information shared.
As a former government "employee" I barely blink when another letter arrives explaining how the government misused, lost or allowed my personal information to be compromised.
Maybe that's been the plan all along - make us numb to their incompetence...

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/claudiakoerner/fema-personal-information-disaster-survivors

Your Government Just Sucks

Every President, Every Congress... Power...Money...More Power... Fuck the People... Yes...Your Guy Too... https://reason.com/2019/09...