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WHAT MAKES A SOCIOPATH?

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WHAT MAKES A SOCIOPATH?
There are people in the world who don't care about love, and who feel no remorse, empathy or emotional attachment to others. They don't even know what these feeling are. These people are called sociopaths. Most people think of a sociopath as a deranged serial killer, but, with 4% of the population having the character traits of a sociopath, most sociopaths never physically harm anyone. Sociopaths do however ruin lives, empty bank accounts, and cause untold emotional trauma, using simply the fact that they don't care.
The Absence of Feelings: Sociopaths may seem to laugh or cry but they present no depth of emotion. While easily provoked to frustration or rage, their display of feeling is little more than a momentary, isolated temper tantrum. To the sociopath, other people are tools to get them what they want: money, sex, a job or other possessions. They live in their own amoral world where nothing they do has any consequences and where they owe no one anything. They have no empathy. Thus, they elude all responsibility for their actions, and can easily turn the tables, blaming their partner without guilt or shame.
The Relentlessness of Deception: Sociopaths lie all the time. As they don't view their spouse as a thinking, feeling person, they do not see this behavior as wrong. Their only quest is to serve themselves and, if this entails lying, cheating or even murder, they will do so. If one catches them in lies, they are brilliant at changing the subject, placing the onus on the other person, denying their involvement or trying to make their spouse seem crazy. They are even good at deceiving the police and the court system; sociopaths rarely end up in prison for their actions.
The Impulsiveness of Action: Sociopathic individuals rarely plan ahead. They undertake actions on the basis of momentary whims, often devious ones. Every act seems isolated in its own amoral universe. Thus, they cannot keep promises or repair the damage they've caused to others. When they lie, cheat or steal, the act exists solely for them; they believe it should have no repercussions or real world effects. They often appear to have "forgotten" they did something shortly after it happened. Their need for excitement encourages them to get involved in one night stands, shady deals and ill advised engagements. Sociopaths have no sense of commitment to their spouses, any children they may have together or the future.
HOW TO SPOT A SOCIOPATH
Sociopaths have impressive social skills, thereby making them extremely hard to spot. They are charming, funny and exciting. This is why we need to be aware. If your new romantic interest exhibits all or most of the following behaviors, be careful. He or she might be a sociopath.
1) Charisma and charm: They're smooth talkers, always have an answer, never miss a beat. They seem to be very exciting. Their manners are impeccable; they are well groomed; they fulfill the codes of romance and courtship to a tee. They are likely to be eloquent talkers who lace their speech with impressive sounding facts and figures. They may be fun, laugh a lot, sweep their partner off their feet with their sweetness.
2) Enormous ego: They act like the smartest, richest or most successful people around. They may actually come out and tell you that.
3) Overly attentive: They call, text and e-mail constantly. They want to be with you every moment. They resent time you spend with your family and friends.
4) Jekyll and Hyde personality: One minute they love you; the next minute they hate you. Their personality changes like flipping a switch.
5) Blame others: Nothing is ever their fault. They always have an excuse. Someone else causes their problems.
6) Lies and gaps in the story: You ask questions, and the answers are vague. They tell stupid lies. They tell outrageous lies. They lie when they'd make out better telling the truth. If you probe deeper, you'll find that their stories never stack up.
7) Intense eye contact: Call it the predatory stare. If you get a chill down your spine when they look at you, pay attention.
8) Move fast: They quickly proclaim that you're their true love and soul mate. They want to move in together or get married quickly.
9) Pity play: They appeal to your sympathy. They want you to feel sorry for their abusive childhood, psychotic ex, incurable disease or financial setbacks.
10) Sexual magnetism: If you feel intense attraction, if your physical relationship is unbelievable, it may be their excess testosterone.
Some doctors call them sociopaths, others refer to them as psychopaths. Either way, the terms are used to describe individuals who have a range of personality disorders. These people are NOT certifiably mentally ill; they are biological carriers of socially and personally problematic traits. Such traits may have been manifested from childhood in acts of cruelty to animals, property or people. These characteristics can disrupt relationships, create financial and emotional crises, and, at their worst, lead the person to callously undertake acts of vandalism, theft, rape or murder. Being aware what constitutes a sociopath can help one resist their charm and the errors inherent in establishing a life with them.
Sociopaths know exactly what they are doing, and most of them never kill anyone. But they are social predators who exploit just about everyone they meet. They have no heart, no conscience and no remorse.
You can't "cure' a sociopath or help them to see the error of their ways. They don't see the world as we do, so the only thing you can do, is save yourself and walk away.

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Seattle Begins Gun Confiscation Without Due Process

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The left-wing war on the private ownership of firearms has turned a page and intensified. We’re used to the usual proposals. You know what they are. Limit this size of magazines. Make guns that look military like AR-15’s illegal. Increase restrictions on those who wish to own guns. Require registration of every firearm owned. Limit the number of firearms a person can own. Make concealed-carry illegal.

Now things have moved to a new level. Jurisdictions are proposing the outright confiscation of certain firearms. Resistance will be a crime punishable by law. Another proposal is to confiscate all firearms from those with a record of mental illness. While no one wants the criminally insane to have guns, this is an easy way for the left to massively expand those who would be barred from owning guns. The definition of mental illnesses is subjective and subject to debate. Suffered a battle with depression or take a particular medication at one time? No guns for you.

Page two brings this matter and these onerous proposals into much sharper focus by examining specific proposals on the table right now.

If we are to defend the protections guaranteed under the Second Amendment, exchanging a few tweets or huffing and puffing on Facebook is not going to do it. A full court press by supporters of the right to keep and bear arms is needed. Any form of violence or threats of violence must be absent from our efforts. But getting out and making some noise is essential. Politicians supporting the anti-gun vigilantes must be targeted for electoral defeat. Those who are on the fence need to feel the heat in a big way.

All that said, it is helpful to see what we are up against. We’ve already covered what’s happening in California. We begin here with another haven of left-wing ideology, Seattle.

    The city’s police department became the first law enforcement agency in the state to force the surrender of a firearm under a new law known as an “extreme risk protection order.”

    The incident involves a man who lives in Belltown, who neighbors said had been intimidating people for the past year – even staring-down customers through store-front windows with a gun holstered at his side.

    Mental illness is suspected, but that new law allowed police to legally disarm him.

       In this case, the man refused to comply. Because of the new law, police were then able to return with a warrant and force the man to surrender the firearm.

What seems prudent might not be. And it can be expanded dramatically. This is the standard liberal technique. Find an incident that might appear to be hard to defend from a pro-gun perspective, and use it to expand powers well beyond the initial event. Don’t doubt for a minute that the definition of “suspected mental illness” will be vastly expanded.

This is another perspective on the above act of gun confiscation.

    A man in Seattle has had his gun confiscated by police after breaking no laws. The police took his gun without a warrant and without pressing any charges.  Tyranny has officially taken hold on American soil.

    This sets a precedent that government can now forcefully take guns away from an individual without a crime being committed or an arrest being made and without a warrant. In the name of fear and political exploitation of anti-gun rhetoric, a citizen’s Second Amendment rights have been ripped away from him by the government.

    The new “red flag” law, which has taken hold in other states already, allows the courts and law enforcement to take away guns from individuals they deem are dangerous and they’ve just begun the confiscation. A man living in the Belltown neighborhood of Seattle, Washington became the first individual in the state to have his firearm confiscated without any formal arrest or charges.  The man was not identified by authorities.

This is the danger we face. A bunch of liberals decide on their own that someone is dangerous, and on the basis of those allegations alone, a citizen loses his Second Amendment protections as the police forcibly confiscate his firearms.

This man lost his Second Amendment rights simply because he made his neighbors uncomfortable!

The left-wing agenda took a big step forward in Seattle when the city’s police department became the first law enforcement agency in the state to force the surrender of a firearm under a new law known as an “extreme risk protection order.”
Neighbors had been complaining about a man intimidating people over the past year by “staring-down customers” through store-front windows with a gun holstered at his side.
Mental illness has been suspected, but a new law allowed police to legally disarm him only on the suspicion.
“He was roaming the hallways with a .25 caliber automatic,” said Tony Montana, a man who lives in the same apartment complex as the gun owner and a person without any reasonable gun knowledge. Handguns are semi-automatic.
SHTF sums up the danger very well.
These lousy complaints from neighbors allowed police to use the newly passed state law to confiscate the man’s firearm because the man apparently stared at others. Maybe there’s a ban on staring at others in Washington we are unaware of. Under the extreme risk protection orders — also referred to as “erpos” or “red flag laws” — police (government officials) are now allowed to violate a person’s Second and Fourth Amendment rights (which are basic fundamental human rights) and take their legally acquired personal property if they are tattled on by offended liberals.
This is nothing less than the imposition of tyranny on the American people, sponsored by leftist politicians and the police they employ.
Wake up now and make our voices heard forcibly, or live in tyranny. That’s the unfortunate choice that has been forced upon us.

Source: SHTF PlanKATU Channel 2


Read more: https://www.ammoland.com/2018/05/north-carolina-rep-will-introduce-a-gun-confiscation-bill/#ixzz5FgjtTETW Under Creative Commons License: Attribution Follow us: @Ammoland on Twitter | Ammoland on Facebook North Carolina Democrat Will Introduce a Gun Confiscation Bill

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North Carolina –-(Ammoland.com)- If Leftists in NC's General Assembly get their way, passage of “Gun Confiscation Order” laws could actually happen.
The Left obsesses over gun confiscation, even if they have to do it one person at a time. They have hit upon a new tactic of using “Gun Confiscation Orders” (GCOs) to seize someone’s property without due process or even their knowledge of what is to take place.

Rep. Marcia Morey, D-Durham plans on introducing a bill establishing these “Gun Confiscation Orders”.

NC Rep. Marcia Morey, Durham Democrat
NC Rep. Marcia Morey, Durham

In something reminiscent of the Old Soviet Union clamping down on dissent through the mental health system, these would be secret procedures where someone alleges that someone is “Dangerous” and that their firearms should be taken from them by force.
Read more: https://www.ammoland.com/2018/05/north-carolina-rep-will-introduce-a-gun-confiscation-bill/#ixzz5FgkV1M6Q
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    So, who gets to decide if someone is “Dangerous”?

The gun grabbers have already said that we are ‘Terrorists’ so it’s not too much of a stretch for them to claim every gun owner is “dangerous” for just having them.
Read more: https://www.ammoland.com/2018/05/north-carolina-rep-will-introduce-a-gun-confiscation-bill/#ixzz5FgkZzcwz
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These “Gun Confiscation Orders” (sometimes referred to as ‘Red Flag' laws). are a proceeding by which your guns can be seized without due process or even your knowledge – until the ominous knock on your door. The purpose of the Constitutional principle of due process is to protect the individual from the full force of the government. These laws flip the Constitutional principle of innocent until proven guilty on its head. Now with these laws, you can be deprived of your liberty on someone’s word in a one-sided hearing without your knowledge.

Leftists seem to be in competition to see how many natural and constitutional rights they can violate in one fell swoop. These are people who have no use for Liberty who still pretend to be Liberal.

These laws infringe on the 2nd abd two parts of the 5th and 4th amendments. And given that some have been persecuted for talking about the wrong subjects in public, the 1st could be easily on the list.

The proposed law would allow ‘colleagues’ or ‘friends’ to petition to a judge to have your guns seized and all they would have to do would be to “prove by a sworn affidavit, that you know and have direct knowledge that a person is in direct possession of guns.”

No Pretense, Just Straight-up Confiscation

GCOs are not a foot in the confiscatory door. There is no pretense here. GCOs blatantly and aggressively kick that door down, and once GCOs are in place, the valid reasons for establishing an GCO against an individual will surely loosen. At first, perhaps close family members and a few others very close to a person may be able to point a finger and “report” him. That’s bad enough, but be sure, the already Orwellian rules surrounding GCOs will expand. It’s likely that, eventually, virtually anyone in a person’s sphere will be able to accuse a person and begin the unconstitutional process of having the accused’s legally owned firearms forcibly confiscated. Does this sound like a free country to you, a free state?

Will Republicans Protect the Citizenry?

As of now, we don’t know how the Republican majority in Raleigh will react when asked to establish a gun confiscation mechanism. We do know that there is always danger that politicians will stick a finger in the air and just “go with the flow,” as the anti-gun crowd aggressively pushes to not “let a crisis go to waste.” There is real danger here. We need to inform our representatives that we will not allow them to rescind our Constitutional due process rights. Free, law-abiding citizens are to remain free, and we will not tolerate being punished for the crimes of another.

Below, see how you can contact your representatives to let them know you won’t tolerate the establishment of extra-Constitutional laws in our state.

IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED!

EMAIL REPUBLICANS IN THE NC HOUSE: Click here, then here, and then here. Check your default email program after clicking each link. Each time, an email should have been automatically generated for you. Simply add your name to the bottom and hit “send.” If the email(s) were not generated, or were not generated properly, simply use the copy/paste email lists provided below, and the copy/paste text provided under ‘Deliver This Message.’
PHONE YOUR NC REPRESENTATIVE: Use this link to find your representative. Tell him or her that you expect them to actively and vocally stand against any legislation that would establish extra-Constitutional “Firearms Restraining Orders,” kangaroo courts setup to strip citizens of gun rights without due process.

CONTACT INFO

Republican NC House copy/paste email *list(s)

Jay.Adams@ncleg.net; Dean.Arp@ncleg.net; John.Bell@ncleg.net; Hugh.Blackwell@ncleg.net; John.Blust@ncleg.net; Jamie.Boles@ncleg.net; Beverly.Boswell@ncleg.net; John.Bradford@ncleg.net; Bill.Brawley@ncleg.net; William.Brisson@ncleg.net; Mark.Brody@ncleg.net; Dana.Bumgardner@ncleg.net; Justin.Burr@ncleg.net; Mike.Clampitt@ncleg.net; George.Cleveland@ncleg.net; Jeff.Collins@ncleg.net; Debra.Conrad@ncleg.net; Kevin.Corbin@ncleg.net; Ted.Davis@ncleg.net; Jimmy.Dixon@ncleg.net; Josh.Dobson@ncleg.net; Nelson.Dollar@ncleg.net; Andy.Dulin@ncleg.net; Jeffrey.Elmore@ncleg.net; John.Faircloth@ncleg.net;

Carl.Ford@ncleg.net; John.Fraley@ncleg.net; Holly.Grange@ncleg.net; Destin.Hall@ncleg.net; Kyle.Hall@ncleg.net; Jon.Hardister@ncleg.net; Kelly.Hastings@ncleg.net; Cody.Henson@ncleg.net; Craig.Horn@ncleg.net; Julia.Howard@ncleg.net; Pat.Hurley@ncleg.net; Frank.Iler@ncleg.net; Linda.Johnson2@ncleg.net; Bert.Jones@ncleg.net; Brenden.Jones@ncleg.net; Jonathan.Jordan@ncleg.net;Donny.Lambeth@ncleg.net; David.Lewis@ncleg.net; Chris.Malone@ncleg.net; Susan.Martin@ncleg.net; Pat.McElraft@ncleg.net; Chuck.McGrady@ncleg.net; Allen.McNeill@ncleg.net; Tim.Moore@ncleg.net; Bob.Muller@ncleg.net;

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DELIVER THIS MESSAGE

    Suggested Subject: “Protect Due Process, No to Gun Confiscation Orders [Red Flag laws]

    Dear Representative:

    I am writing because I’ve just been informed of the horrifying proposal that Rep. Morey is preparing to introduce. I understand Rep. Morey would like to establish “Gun Confiscation Oders” (GCOs) in our state. GCOs are simply mechanisms for bypassing constitutional due process protections in order to confiscate firearms, at whim, from accused persons who have not been convicted of any crime. Not only can one’s firearms be confiscated based on accusation alone, GCO hearings can also be held without the presence of the accused. To say this is unacceptable is an understatement.

    I am incensed that any representative in an ostensibly free state would even suggest such an ominous mechanism be established within our legal system. I assure you, citizens like me will not stand for the suspension of our Constitutional rights. I insist that you act now to put a stop to any legislation that would establish these extra-constitutional judicial bodies, which are designed to strip people of their rights based on accusations alone.

    Also, I must insist that you explain to me where you stand on this issue. I must be sure that my representatives are on the side of liberty—protecting my rights—and are not willing to oppress Constitutional guarantees simply due to the current direction of political winds.

    I need a response from you, and I will also be monitoring your actions on this matter through alerts from Grass Roots North Carolina.
    Respectfully,

Grass Roots North Carolina

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Grass Roots North Carolina/Forum for Firearms Education is a non-profit, all volunteer organization devoted to educating the public about trends which abridge the freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights, and engaging in grass roots activism to preserve those freedoms. Formed in 1994 to conduct a highly successful rally for the Second Amendment, GRNC has gone on to conduct projects like “Remember in November: A Gun Owner's Guide to Voting,” bringing concealed carry to North Carolina. Visit:www.grnc.org

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

AUS - Criminals could face charges for texting under proposed laws

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Criminals who text each other could be "consorting" and committing an offence under the Palaszczuk Government's reforms to organised crime laws.

A public briefing was held on Monday afternoon as the Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee considers the Serious and Organised Crime Legislation Amendment Bill 2016.

Queensland Police Commissioner Ian Stewart said the new legislation meant officers did not have to head to pubs and racecourses to enforce the consorting law.

"So if A is meeting with B and C because they're texting them, that's a meeting," Mr Stewart said.

"As long as it fits within the legislation, that can form the trigger to perform the first warning."

The anti-association laws under which Queensland presently operates ban designated gang members and their associates from gathering in groups of three or more, regardless of whether they are facing charges, have convictions, or are wearing their gang insignia or colours.

Under the proposed bill it would be an offence to habitually consort with at least two recognised offenders, whether together or separately, and with at least one occasion happening after receiving an official warning.

Habitually consorting would include meeting with a recognised offender at least twice, but would not apply to a child.

Mr Stewart said if person A met person B and C - and if B and C had criminal records relevant to the legislation - an officer could officially warn the group.

"So if A again meets with B and C, that's when the actual offence can occur," he said.

"A does not need to have any criminal history. He simply consorts with two people who do have the appropriate levels of criminal history."

There could also be "pre-emptive" consorting warnings. And Carolyn McAnally, from the Department of Justice and Attorney-General, said there could be retrospective consorting warnings, based on police viewing CCTV.

LNP member for Coomera Michael Crandon questioned whether person A could meet with B and C, and then B and D and E.

"He could keep on meeting all day every day with B but as long as one of the others - C, D, E or F... doesn't come for a second occasion, there's no offences?"

Ms McAnally said: "A can meet with B, A can meet with C, D and E. A is required to meet one further time with B, C or D, but not with them all together."

Mr Stewart described the amendments as taking inspiration from some of the best legislation around Australia.

"I think it provides the appropriate balance that will protect the community from organised criminals (and) it will help protect our officers in their work," he said.

The reforms would ban Queensland bikies from wearing their club colours anywhere in public, not just in pubs and clubs, as under the existing Vicious Lawless Association Disestablishment (VLAD) Act introduced by the former Newman government.

LNP member for Currumbin questioned whether innocent motorbike riders could be pulled over under the new laws.

But Mr Stewart said there had not been any complaints in the past two years from innocent bike riders, and commended the professional conduct of police officers.

"I would take you back a couple of years when that was a concern of many of the recreational motorcyclists," he said.

"I have not seen one complaint in the last two years, an official complaint.

"It was a perception, it was a myth."

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/criminals-could-face-charges-for-texting-under-proposed-laws-20160926-groyby

CA- Sonora Police Responds To Video Alleging Profiling Against Bikers

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SONORA (CBS13) – The Sonora Police Department is firing back after allegations of profiling against bikers.
In a video published on May 10 to YouTube, Sonora police officers can be seen checking out a group of bikes parked in the city. One officer appears to be taking photos of the bikes’ license plates. A person behind the camera can be heard saying “We get this kind of hassle from Sonora PD all the time.”
The riders claim the officer was saying and treating them like they were all in a motorcycle gang.

The video has since racked up more than 11,000 views.

https://youtu.be/pZN4fDjL17M

SONORA (CBS13) – The Sonora Police Department is firing back after allegations of profiling against bikers.
In a video published on May 10 to YouTube, Sonora police officers can be seen checking out a group of bikes parked in the city. One officer appears to be taking photos of the bikes’ license plates. A person behind the camera can be heard saying “We get this kind of hassle from Sonora PD all the time.”

The riders claim the officer was saying and treating them like they were all in a motorcycle gang.



Tuesday, the Sonora Police Department released a statement addressing the situation.
“The Police Sergeant in the video was simply engaging in intelligence gathering on a public street. These actions do not fall under the category of profiling as it is defined in California and there were no detentions made during this contact,” Sonora PD writes.
Callers from around the nation have apparently been flooding Sonora police’s call center in reaction to the video. Negative comments have also been appearing on the department’s social media pages.
The police department says they will not be dissuaded, however.
“We want to remind everyone that just because a video has gone viral and/or has received a large number of views, does not necessarily mean there is any substance to the allegations behind it,” Sonora PD writes.

Watch the video in question here (Warning: foul lang

Monday, May 14, 2018

List Of Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs Patches

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Sunday, May 13, 2018

Roadside drug tests to check for marijuana, cocaine, opiates and more

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Police from a dozen agencies will use handheld devices to test drivers' saliva for use of several drugs under a pilot program in five Michigan counties.
The Michigan State Police announced Thursday, Nov. 2, it will carry out a one-year roadside drug testing pilot program in Berrien, Delta, Kent, St. Clair and Washtenaw counties. It will begin Wednesday, Nov. 8.
The Alere DDS2 oral fluid test instrument will be used to measure for the presence of drugs in drivers' saliva, Michigan State Police spokeswoman Shanon Banner said. The device will record results based on threshold limits set by the manufacturer and test for six substances: amphetamine, benzodiazepines, marijuana/cannabis, cocaine, methamphetamine and opiates.
Banner said it should be noted that threshold levels for saliva are different than that of blood.
Drug Recognition Experts (DREs), officers with advanced training in the assessment of alcohol and drug impairment, will carry the devices, MSP said. DREs only will administer an oral fluid test under the pilot program, Banner said.
The drug test will take place roadside, like alcohol preliminary breath test (PBT).

Refusing the oral fluid swab test, a preliminary test, will result in a civil infraction, just like an alcohol PBT, Banner said.
DREs will continue to take blood draws as part of standard procedure in addition to saliva tests, Banner said.
"Drug Recognition Experts will continue to follow the same policies and procedures for investigating a person they believe to be operating a vehicle while impaired on a controlled substance. The only difference in the pilot counties will be if the DRE determines a motorist is impaired on drugs, they will ask the person to submit to an oral fluid test," Banner said.
There are 26 total DREs in the five counties, employed by the following agencies:
Berrien:
* Michigan State Police Niles Post
* Berrien County Sheriff's Department
* Lincoln Township Police Department
Delta:
* Michigan State Police Gladstone Post
* Escanaba Public Safety
Kent:
* Michigan State Police Rockford Post
* Grand Rapids Police Department
* Kent County Sheriff Department
St. Clair:
* St. Clair County Sheriff Department
Washtenaw:
* Ann Arbor Police Department
* University of Michigan Police Department
* Washtenaw County Sheriff Department
* Pittsfield Township Police Department
* Ypsilanti Police Department

Each of the 26 DREs will receive a testing device and only DREs will be authorized to administer the test under the pilot program, Banner said.
The pilot program cost $150,000, covered by a legislative appropriation.
DREs in the pilot program will continue to be paid by the law enforcement agency that employs them and won't receive any additional compensation from the program, Banner said.
In order to receive an oral fluid test, a driver must be suspected of impaired driving, Banner said, and drivers will not be subject to saliva tests at sobriety checkpoints or roadblocks because they are not legal in Michigan.
The one-year pilot program was established by the Michigan Legislature, under Public Acts 242 and 243 of 2016. The pilot program will establish policies for the administration of roadside drug testing to determine whether an individual is operating a vehicle while under the influence of a controlled substance in violation of Michigan law, MSP said.

Brian Swift, whose parents were killed in a crash in which another driver had THC in his system, inspiring the legislation, said the pilot program means law enforcement has another tool to take people off the road who cause death and destruction.
"While our parents are gone forever, their memory will save others, just how they would have wanted it," he said.
Attorney Neil Rockind of Rockind Law in Bloomfiled Hills has been a vocal critic of roadside drug testing since the issue was still being debated in the legislature.

"The legal system and law enforcement wants it to be fast and perfect," he said when MSP announced the program was beginning. "Science is not fast. Developing scientific techniques and perfecting those techniques typically takes years and years, and science is never perfect."
Rockind said he was certified in DRE training himself, and believes the process is flawed.
"What works in a lab doesn't work in court," he said.
The results of a preliminary oral fluid analysis are admissible in court in very limited cirtcumstances, similar to a PBT, Banner said.
Arrest policies and procedures for impaired driving will not change due to the pilot program and arrests will not be made solely on the results of an oral fluid test, MSP said.
"The oral fluid test will be used to test for drug impairment in the same way a PBT is used to test for alcohol impairment," she said.

The statute allows that upon conclusion of the one-year pilot program, the MSP may, subject to receiving funding from the legislature, establish additional pilot programs for one year in eligible counties not included among the five counties initially selected, Banner said.
http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2017/11/roadside_drug_testing_device_
http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2016/04/drugged_driving_in_michigan_se.html
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Saturday, May 12, 2018

New law: Kansas cops can't have sex during traffic stops

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A new Kansas law makes it a crime for police to have sex with people they pull over for traffic violations or detain in criminal investigations.

The new law bans sexual relations "during the course of a traffic stop, a custodial interrogation, an interview in connection with an investigation, or while the law enforcement officer has such person detained."

Now, you may be asking, wasn't that illegal already?

Actually, it wasn't.


Read more here: http://www.kansas.com/news/politics-government/article210902319.html#storylink=cpy

Monday, May 7, 2018

Good Drivers are Creating a Budget Shortfall, Proving Gov’t Needs You to Break the Law to Fund Itself

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One state has found that relying on a significant percentage of its budget to be derived from traffic fees and fines leads to a massive shortage when drivers fail to break the law.

Reason why 1%er clubs are loosing support among the motorcycling community as a whole. This about sums it up. Is it a motorcycle club or motorcycle gang? Tough questions need to be asked

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Woke up and seen this article circulating all over the mainstream news organizations websites and at first, I figured it would probably be another media hack job on motorcycle clubs, but then after digging deeper into the article, it wasn't turning out the way. As I read further into the article all I could do is shake my head. Here we go with another incident that will give a blemish on the 1%er community. [ 1,424 more word ]
http://harleyliberty.com/…/reason-why-1er-clubs-are-loosin…/
As a defender of 1%er clubs, their rights, their freedoms, I’ve been finding myself more and more on the defensive end of things lately. A couple of shootings the last few weeks, now something like this comes out and adds fuel to the fire on how bad things are seemingly becoming with clubs. So is it time to start asking the tough questions? From someone who has always been adamant in writing for clubs rights, I have to be the first one to stand up and say “Yes, maybe it is time to ask those tough questions”.
The motorcycle community is starting to undergo a drastic change. Right now a lot of the motorcycle manufacturers are having a hell of a time getting people riding a bike, the younger generation has no interest in this lifestyle at all. The main demographic who buys a motorcycle is starting to age out and with that being the case, the main recruiting source for clubs is becoming slim pickings and even slimmer pickings for 1%er clubs.
Now let’s be for real, 1%er clubs are not choir boys. But for an incident like this to go down, a murder for hire puts all of the 1%er community at risk and sadly to say, you’re bringing the shit onto yourself. Yea I know the line “Motorcycle Club not Motorcycle Gang”. Well for those who never grew up on the streets or knew the game, that line might work, but when you have members of your club going out there and doing this kind of shit, the latter starts to fit the narrative.
I will simply ask the question. Was it worth taking an innocent life over some money? Is it worth sitting and rotting in a jail cell over some bullshit doctor? More importantly, Is it worth bringing down the Feds all over your ass? I remember when honor used to roll through the ranks of motorcycle clubs, women and children were never to be touched. Guess that isn’t the case anymore. Wonder how much of a man it took to put two bullets in this lady because her coward ol man didn’t keep his business from her? 1%er clubs want to go around and whine about the Feds at their doorstep? You’re bringing the shit to your front door with this crap, you invite it upon yourselves.
I think the reason why our rag is so popular is that we always maintain a realistic view of things. What is right is right, what is wrong is wrong, this shit here is definitely wrong. My question to all those who will be steadfast in their support of clubs that will participate in shit like this. How the hell do you expect me or Insane Throttle to defend some shit like this? Let me guess, “The feds set them up, it wasn’t their fault right?” Come on, get off the shit is what I’m going to tell ya straight up.
Before you put up the blind devotion front for any M/C, be it a 1 %er, 99%er or even a fucking riding club, pay attention and open your eyes. Take the time to actually think for yourselves, don’t be such a damn sheep. It’s great to support 1%ers and all clubs for that matter. But when they do wrong, especially in an incident like this, call them out, be real, these clubs depend on you and me for the support to keep going.
Here’s what I’m hoping for. The club officers, in this case, had no knowledge or idea that this was going down. Is it wishful thinking on my part? Probably, but there is always hope that the officers of the club were smart enough to know, an incident like this would bring in even more heat than they already had. The Old Timers had it right for a reason, women and kids, cops were always off limits, it was the unwritten rule on the streets. Why? Because there is nothing more that will get a bunch of cops swinging all over your dicks, then to take out a women, child or cop.

Insane Throttle expresses it’s condolences to the victims family and wants them to know, not every 1%er club, nor any other club is like this. The pain that you must be feeling with your loved one being taken in such a way must be unbearable at times. We sincerely wish your mother, sister, daughter God Speed.

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Sunday, May 6, 2018

MEETING NOTICE

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WHEN:      Sunday, May 6, 2018             TIME:  12:00 noon   
WHERE:    Kate Sessions Park – Pacific Beach

MAY IS MOTORCYCLE AWARENESS MONTH!


Come on out an help us celebrate Motorcycle Awareness month.  Here is some of the usual subjects we will discuss:
  • Treasury Report
  • Membership
  • Phone Tree and E-Mail Alerts
  • Merchandise
  • Safety Report
  • Runs and Events (have an upcoming event … come tell us about it)
  • Political / PAC / Judicial / Legislative    (More on CA Motorcycle Profiling Bill AB-2972 – see below)
  • Webmaster   
  • Old Business
  • New Business  

RUNS AND EVENTS.  Be sure to check the Bailing Wire (copy attached) for ABATE events.  Here’s the usual that are probably on your calendar:
  • Final Option Breakfast – May 6 – Coronado Bay HD – Believe it starts a little later now.
  • ABATE Local 11 Meeting – May 13 – Escondido Moose Lodge, 25721 Jesmond Dene Road, Escondido – 11 a.m.  Come for the meeting and breakfast … they have seats and you can arrive early and have breakfast, too. 
  • NCOM CONVENTION – May 10-13 – Mobile Alabama
  • BOOZEFIGHTERS OVERNIGHTER – June 15-17 -- DeAnza Resort

CA MOTORCYCLING PROFILING BILL AB-2972.  Another Call to Action (CTA) was sent to everyone April 28.  In the message from Nick Benson.  At the bottom of the email I added some important information about contacting Brian Maienschein (R-District 77).  Please read these Calls to Action and do you part.  

BAILING WIRE.  These are paper copies this month and I’m bringing a big box of them they sent me.  Hope someone can take a few to distributed.  Thanks.

OTHER.  For future meetings, if you have any subjects or topics you’d like discussed, please email Buddy Hampton at buddy.hampton@att.net or me at nemecek@san.rr.com and let us know what you’d like covered.  We’ll do our best.  Also, please remember to let us know if you change membership information--address, telephone, email, etc.  Send requests to Buddy Hampton at buddy.hampton@att.net.
Nancy Nemecek
Vice President – Local 6
Email – nemecek@san.rr.com


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Saturday, May 5, 2018

Friday, May 4, 2018

CHP freeway signs warn against driving under the influence of cannabis

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SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — With marijuana set to become legal in just a few days, there is a new campaign from California law enforcement about driving under the influence of cannabis.
“You should never drive high,” said Rhonda Craft, the director of the California Office of Traffic Safety. “The message today DUI doesn’t just mean booze.”
“That is absolutely correct,” said attorney Mahal Montoya with the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. “I always say alcohol and cannabis is a lethal combination.”
The deadly effects of which allegedly led to the death of California Highway Patrol officer Andrew Camilleri.
In the wake of his death, the California Office of Traffic Safety is launching a new public awareness campaign focused on not driving under the influence of drugs like marijuana.
Montoya says the legal cannabis community should publically echo the DUI doesn’t just mean booze messages,
“Publically admit it. Share it. Educate it. Put it on the packaging. Put it on the billboard. Medicate responsibly. Consume Responsibly. Use responsibly. Don’t wait for years and years of litigation to say what we already know,” Montoya said.
“What is particularly troubling and likely due to the public’s lack of awareness is the combination of alcohol with marijuana or alcohol with other impairing medications is even more dangerous when used alone,” Craft said.
Billboards are being used to help raise public awareness about the dangers of driving after mixing marijuana with alcohol.
“They had to make alcohol companies say drink responsibly,” said Montoya. “They had to go through tremendous amount years of litigation just to get them to admit that. Why should we wait with cannabis? We already know consume responsibly.”
This is coming from a staunch legal cannabis advocate.
“I believe in my heart that cannabis is a safe drug when used responsibly,” Montoya said.

California Compliance with Federal REAL ID Act Requirements

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California Compliance with  Federal REAL ID Act Requirements
Under the REAL ID Act, the California DMV must meet requirements set by the U.S. Department of
Homeland Security for its driver licenses and identification cards to be accepted for federal purposes.
How the REAL ID Act Impacts Californians
Beginning October 1, 2020, the federal government will require your driver license or ID card
to be REAL ID compliant if you wish to use it as identification to board a domestic flight or to
enter military bases and most federal facilities. The California DMV will offer a federal compliant
REAL ID driver license or ID card to customers beginning January 22, 2018.
Do I Need a REAL ID?
If you have a valid U.S. Passport or U.S. Passport Card, military ID, or other form of Transportation
Security Administration (TSA) approved identification, you may use it as your form of identification
to pass TSA airport checkpoints nationwide and to visit a secure federal building or military base.
Check the TSA website at
www.tsa.gov
for a complete list of approved identification.
If you know you will not be boarding a domestic flight or visiting a secure federal facility or
military base, you do not need a REAL ID driver license or ID card.
You DO NOT need a REAL ID to:
Drive
Apply for or receive federal benefits (Veterans Affairs, Social Security Administration, etc.)
Enter a federal facility that does not require ID (i.e., a post office)
Visit a hospital or receive life-saving services
Those under 18 are not required to have a REAL ID to fly.
Who is Eligible for a REAL ID?
U.S. citizens and all legal residents of the United States can apply 
for a REAL ID driver license or ID card.
How to Prepare for REAL ID
To apply for a REAL ID card, beginning January 22, 2018:
Make an appointment to visit a DMV field office
Proof of identity (examples: U.S. birth certificate, U.S. passport, 
employment authorization
document, permanent resident card or foreign passport with an 
approved form I-94)
Proof of Social Security Number (examples: SSN card, W-2, paystub with full SSN)
California residency document (examples: utility bill, rental agreement, mortgage bill,
medical document)
A name change document, such as a marriage certificate, may be required.
Original documents or certified copies are required. For more information, visit
REALID.dmv.ca.gov
.
What Does a REAL ID Look Like?
A REAL ID driver license and ID card will have a special marking in the top 
right corner of the card.
The marking is the California grizzly bear with a star. 

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

ISP: Many drivers unaware of left lane 'slowpoke' law

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 Brenna Donnelly

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) -- Indiana State Police troopers say almost everyone they've pulled over in violation of the Indiana Left Lane Law told them they didn't know it was illegal to drive slower than traffic in the left hand lane.
The measure went into effect in 2015 and states that drivers traveling in the left lane of a road with more than one lane must move to the right if there's a car behind them moving faster, even if the car in the left lane is going at or above the speed limit. Some have called it the "Slowpoke Law," referring to the slow drivers plugging up the passing lane.
"It's really annoying because it slows everybody down," said Tracey Everett, a driver in Indianapolis. "Especially when you're trying to get to work, get home from work. Super frustrating."  
"I feel like it causes the drivers in the other lanes to speed up and it gets more dangerous as a result," added Courtney Burks, also an Indianapolis driver.
Indiana State Police troopers aren't enforcing polite driving when they pull over a slow left-lane driver; they say they're making roads safer.
"If they can't get by in the left lane, they're going to weave in and out, over to the center lane, to the right lane, back to left lane and that by itself creates substantial hazards for everyone else on the road," said Sergeant John Perrine with ISP.
A ticket for violating the Left Lane Law will cost between $150-200, according to Perrine. He said on average, ISP hands out 100 Left Lane Law tickets per year, and 1,500 warnings.
"More importantly, we want to educate people about the importance of staying out of that left lane. So the vast majority of the stops we've made over the last few years have resulted in warnings," said Perrine.
Captain Erv Faulk with ISP says in his experience, the law has helped him flag distracted or impaired drivers. He described an instance on I-70 when he pulled over a slow left lane driver who was backing up traffic.
"I stop him, find out he's impaired, he's been drinking, he's trying to focus on the road. He doesn't want to get in those right two lanes," said Captain Faulk. " You end up having the traffic backed up, people getting mad."
"People just need to learn," said Dan Bookout, a driver in Indianapolis. "Stay out of the left lane unless you're passing."
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Government Seeks To Silence Free Media Sources

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by Hank McGrath
Several weeks ago Senator Diane Feinstein announced new legislation proposals which would not only restrict “citizen reporters” but would disqualify them from recognition as actual reporters – whether they be bloggers, journalists, independent reporters and so on. Her proposal is in sync with the US Justice Dept report governing concerns for obtaining info from reporters who are protected by a shield (see: http://www.justice.gov/ag/news-media.pdf ). Thusfar, 40 states have a shield law protecting reporters, journalists and bloggers. The Federal government seeks to pass a law called the FREE FLOW OF INFORMATION ACT OF 2013 ( H.R. 1962 ).  The amendment proposed by Feinstein seeks to insure that ONLY paid reporters who are deemed professional  by federal standards should be protected by the “shield laws”. She suggests that citizen reporters and bloggers should not have any protections under the shield laws.
Problem is that a large portion of news stories  covered by big media originated from citizen reporters and a number of important issues and cases  investigating political or government agency corruption have derived from the work of independent bloggers, whistle-blowers and citizens getting out the news.  If they did not…YOU NEVER WOULD HAVE HEARD A THING ABOUT IT!
Then there is the problem with government classifying what is the requirements of a reporter… Think about that. If you do not fall into the realm of “the govt. reporter” then you can be arrested, detained, forced to give up your sources and so on…Quite like is occurring today in various countries around the world!
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According to the Committee To Protect Journalists report in 2012 there was over 232 journalists unjustly imprisoned across the world. In 2013, CPJ reported an increase for the year to 211 imprisoned unjustly…simply because they are reporters and journalists. That does not include the beatings, tortures, murder, rape and disappearance of reporters and journalists across the world – FOR THE EXACT SAME REASON THE POLITICIANS AND POWER BROKERS SEEK TO SILENCE REPORTERS AND CITIZENS RIGHT HERE IN THE UNITED STATES!
NYTimes reporter Campbell Robertson, in his January 11, 2014 article “Bloggers Incarceration Raises First Amendment Question” , revealed a case involving a blogger, Roger Shuler,  who has been targeted and jailed INDEFINITELY by authorities in Alabama because of his blog attacks against local and State officials for being corrupt. BIG GOVERNMENT does not want the citizens to have a voice or the freedom and liberty to exercise that voice – Nor have the freedom to uncover the truth which is a protected right under the first amendment…it is a natural process of that amendments exercise.
Reporters have released a video channel which clearly show the intent of law enforcement against reporters and journalists here in the US (See: C64BETA ). In 2013 I worked on a special project called D.U.P.A. .(Documenting Unjust Police Aggression) with local NY reporters Lisa Petrocelli and Harold Bryant  - a seminar to educate those in the motorcycle culture as to how they may document and report unjust police aggression against themselves and those journalists and citizen reporters covering biker events and how to funnel the news to the media. This information proved valuable and empowering to those in the culture who suffer bias and discrimination by authorities simply because of their lifestyle and beliefs.
If given the powers expressed by Feinstein to amend the federal bill with a discrediting of citizen reporters and bloggers – those citizens in our seminar would instantly become criminals and thereby silenced from their First Amendment Right. Is that our future? Do you desire government controlled media?!
Become a citizen reporter! Download The Reporters Field Guide
Review the Reporters Legal Guide which shows bloggers, journalists, writers, citizens and reporters how to obtain news, disseminating news, FOIA, right to access and more!

The author is a member of iFOIA.Org with Reporters Committee For Freedom Of The Press and has been an investigative reporter with various news agencies for over 15 years and a citizen reporter and rights advocate for over 35 years(since his inception of the Voices of the People newspaper while at Junior College of Albany- Russell Sage, Albany, NY in 1976).

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