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A.G. Eric Holder ends Equitable Sharing scheme; theft of $3 billion from American citizens

 

By Doug Book, editor

Thirty years ago, the practice of Civil Asset Forfeiture was implemented by the federal government as a means of confiscating cash and assets, principally from drug dealers. But since 9/11, this method of punishing criminals has been used to literally steal billions in legally owned wealth from law abiding Americans.

In 2008, the Department of Justice began emphasis on that part of the Asset Forfeiture law called Equitable Sharing,  a scheme whereby money confiscated from citizens–usually by police–would be divided between state and federal governments. Legal permission for this extraordinary method of “profit sharing” was provided in the Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984. And there has been a great deal to share as “thousands of local and state police agencies have made more than 55,000 seizures of cash and property worth $3 billion.”

But on Friday of last week, this despicable, government approved scheme of stealing wealth from the American people  apparently came to an end as Attorney General Eric Holder “barred local and state police from using federal law to seize cash, cars and other property without warrants or criminal charges.”

Coach is Right published the article which follows in September of last year. It explains Equitable Sharing and the methods of those who took full advantage of its terms.

Police steal $100’s of Millions from innocent Americans in “Stop and Seize” scams

September 16, 2014

By Doug Book, editor

After 9/11, the federal government “…called on police to become the eyes and ears of homeland security on America’s highways.” But as this new, more aggressive agenda of seeking out suspicious individuals was embraced by officers as part of their interdiction training by the federal government, their policing behavior turned out to be worlds removed from the historically reassuring promise to “protect and serve” the American public.

For law enforcement officers throughout the nation were eagerly learning and practicing the fine art of “policing for profit,” that is, the method of questionable legality by which money and assets are stolen from generally guileless American citizens taught since childhood that police may be trusted.

In 2008, the Department of Justice decided to expand civil asset forfeiture with a program known as “Equitable Sharing.” Though originally used to separate drug dealers from their assets and cash, since 2001, Equitable Sharing has been employed by the nation’s police to score $2.5 Billion in cash and assets from citizens “who were not charged with a crime and without a warrant being issued.” It is a high-dollar confiscation scam which is painfully easy to operate and, to ensure the successful practice of which, law enforcement has been dealt every trump. How can billions be confiscated, in large part, from law abiding drivers?

Police are instructed to pull over a car for any violation, real or imagined. While issuing a warning or a ticket, the officer is directed to “study [the driver or passengers] for signs of nervousness, including…clenched jaws or perspiration.” Police are then taught to look for “supposed indicators of criminal activity, which can include such things as trash on the floor of a vehicle, abundant energy drinks or air fresheners hanging from rear view mirrors.” Unbelievable.

It will be after the reading of these meaningless indicators of guilt  that the officer will ask permission to search the vehicle. A refusal by the driver may cause drug sniffing dogs to be summoned, a thoroughly illegal use of the driver’s time as has already been determined by the Supreme Court. But how many Americans will be aware of such legal decisions guaranteeing their rights?

Drivers across the nation have been found in possession of thousands of dollars in cash. It’s their own money, lawfully acquired, but police immediately conclude that it represents the ill-gotten gains of a drug sale. The money is confiscated on the spot and the driver must now prove that the cash was acquired in a legal manner should he ever wish to enjoy its return. 

For being a Civil rather than Criminal procedure, no charges need be brought, no warrants issued and no evidence of guilt compiled by police. And as the victims of such robberies will not have their day in court to prove their innocence, the only resort left to them is to prove the money theirs, lawfully owned and lawfully earned.

Unfortunately, given the cost of hiring attorneys to fight Big Brother, over 60% of victims of these crimes will never retrieve their money. And for those who choose to fight, it is usually mandatory that they sign away their right to sue!

And now the question becomes, Why? Why would the most corrupt Attorney General in the nation’s history put an apparent end to such a lucrative scheme? How does it benefit Holder and how does it benefit his boss in the White House?

Sources:

http://jalopnik.com/5913416/cops-can-confiscate-money-and-property-from-law-abiding-citizens

http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/investigative/2014/09/06/stop-and-seize/

http://criminal.findlaw.com/criminal-rights/search-and-seizure-and-the-fourth-amendment.html   

http://criminal.findlaw.com/criminal-rights/probable-cause.html

http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/PRESUMPTION+OF+INNOCENCE

http://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/holder-ends-seized-asset-sharing-process-that-split-billions-with-local-state-police/2015/01/16/0e7ca058-99d4-11e4-bcfb-059ec7a93ddc_story.html

 

 

 

Courageous NBC talking heads call Charlie Hebdo magazine a “Triumph for Free Speech,” then loudly refuse to show the cover!

 

from Weasel Zippers.com

The Charlie Hebdo Magazine printed an unprecedented 3 million copies on Tuesday, far outpacing the number of magazines turned out in the usual run. The large printing, which once again featured Muhammed’s mug on the cover, sold out in no time.

NBC News called the massive Charlie Hebdo printing a “Declaration of Defiance” and a “Triumph for Free Speech,” even as the news network carefully distanced itself from the story by loudly proclaiming to Religion of Peace bomb throwers that the network was NOT showing the magazine cover. Apparently NBC didn’t want to be confused with those who would actually take a stand for free speech.  

VIDEO:  http://weaselzippers.us/211042-abc-and-nbc-tout-charlie-hebdo-cover-as-declaration-of-defiance-and-triumph-for-free-speech-then-refuse-to-air-it/

Rudy Giuliani won’t let CNN reporter make phony charges of racism against NYPD

 

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani takes liberal CNN talking head Erin Burnett to school on media “statistics” concerning racism in NYPD and police departments across the nation.  “To create the impression that racism in police departments is systemic is a cruel and bad lie,” says the Mayor to Burnett. The CNN reporter then changes the subject, trying to get Giuliani to give Obama credit for the “turn around” in the economy.

Another case of the left vs the truth in this youtube video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKL7FzzaBh0

Will Obama use the unratified Arms Trade Treaty to undermine the 2nd Amendment?

 

By Doug Book, editor

Among the terms of the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) are the following mandatory provisions:

1.) Civilians are not permitted to “own, buy, sell, trade or transfer” “[any] means of armed resistance including handguns.”

2.) Also prohibited is the ownership of ammunition/munitions.

3.) All countries participating in the Arms Trade Treaty “shall establish and maintain a National Control System” with a list of all weapons including “their current owners.”

This makes the registration of all firearms–that is,  the National Arms Registry dreamed of by American liberals–a Treaty requirement. The registry will be used to enforce the prohibition against civilian ownership of firearms by making certain all gun owners have surrendered their firearms to the state. What the far left has been unable to accomplish at either the state or federal level has become possibly by means of International Law applying to all nations which have ratified the ATT. Should the U.S. Senate ratify the Treaty, each provision would ostensibly assume the force of law in the U.S. as well.

However, just as Harry Reid made it clear that the present Democrat-controlled Senate would not ratify the ATT, a particularly important fact will also prevent any future anti-gun Senate ratifying the Treaty. Two centuries of precedent and the decision in a number of Supreme Court cases have determined that no law may be passed in the United States which conflicts with or serves to change the Constitution. The terms of the Arms Trade Treaty obviously disagree with the 2nd Amendment. That being the case, the Constitution must either be radically altered or the Treaty rewritten. Neither of these is likely to take place.

But why would Barack Obama send delegations to 5 years of Treaty conferences, making certain the document language met Administration approval, if the Treaty terms could not be imposed on the American public even if the document were at some point ratified?

“The Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties (VCLT) is a treaty concerning the international law on treaties between states.” Sometimes described as the Treaty of Treaties, it was adopted in May 1969 and entered into force in January of 1980.

Under Article 18 of the Convention, “…a State which has signed or ratified a treaty has the obligation to refrain from acts which would defeat the object and purpose of that treaty prior to its entry into force.”

The written Object and Purpose of the ATT:

Object and Purpose: The Object of this treaty is to—Establish the highest possible common international standards for regulating or improving the regulation of the international trade in conventional arms. Prevent and eradicate the illicit trade in conventional arms and prevent their diversion;

For the Purpose of—Contributing to international and regional peace, stability and security; Reducing human suffering; Promoting cooperation, transparency and responsible action by States Parties in the international trade in conventional arms, thereby building confidence among States Parties.

The question is whether the signature of Barack Obama or his agent John Kerry binds the United States by International Law “to not defeat the object and purpose” of the Arms Trade Treaty?

If so, could this entail a calculated scheme by which Obama might claim to be “compelled” to implement the terms of the treaty so as to avoid defeating the treaty’s object and purpose? For example, could Obama bring into play the treaty term calling for a national arms registry, claiming it was absolutely necessary to avoid doing harm to the purpose of the treaty?

I don’t know the legal answer to question. But I do know that, as the most corrupt president in the nation’s history, Barack Obama is capable of implementing any underhanded or illegal scheme he believes he might get away with. And he would undoubtedly go to any lengths to manufacture a method by which he could undermine the 2nd Amendment.

Will this administration spend the next months working to impose terms of an unconstitutional treaty on the American public?

Sources: http://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2013/10/03/constitution-vs-un-arms-treaty/

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/09/25/kerry-signs-un-arms-treaty-senators-threaten-to-block-it/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vienna_Convention_on_the_Law_of_Treaties

https://unoda-web.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/English7.pdf

http://www.libertygunrights.com/2TreatySet10Pgs.pdf

http://scholarship.law.duke.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2517&context=faculty_scholarship&sei-redir=1&referer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bing.com%2Fsearch%3Fq%3Dunratified%2Btreaties%252C%2Bdomestic%2Bpolitics%26form%3DPRUSEN%26pc%3DAV01%26mkt%3Den-us%26refig%3Df5a8d567fbea420cbcafd9f2eaf5a93a%26pq%3Dunratified%2Btreaties%252C%2Bdomestic%2Bpolitics%26sc%3D0-23%26sp%3D-1%26qs%3Dn%26sk%3D%26cvid%3Df5a8d567fbea420cbcafd9f2eaf5a93a#search=%22unratified%20treaties%2C%20domestic%20politics%22

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Obama trying to undermine our 2nd Amendment rights in a typical Obama way

 

By Doug Book, editor

During the past several years, the expected signing by the Obama Administration of the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) has raised the serious question among gun owners of whether the terms of a treaty can take precedence over the rights secured by the Constitution or the laws of the land which derive from it.  That is, can our inalienable rights be undone by International Law? Secretary of State John Kerry signed the ATT last year and the Treaty entered into force—took effect—two days ago on Christmas Eve.

Apostles of one world government have endeavored to convince the American people that treaties, or International Law, must embody the supreme law of the land. In 1952, Secretary of State and Council on Foreign Relations member John Foster Dulles told the American Bar Association that “Treaty law can override the Constitution.” “Treaties for example…can cut across the rights given the people by their constitutional Bill of Rights.” (1)

But the Supreme Court has more than once decided against the propaganda of the new world order crowd. In the landmark case Reid v Covert, the Court ruled”…no agreement with a foreign nation can confer power on the Congress, or on any other branch of Government, which is free from the restraints of the Constitution.” In short, as “[the Supreme] Court has regularly and uniformly recognized the supremacy of the Constitution over a treaty,” the Constitution remains the supreme law of the land and treaties may neither supplant nor amend it. (2)  

Last year, Attorney General Eric Holder, the man charged with defending the Constitution, argued before the Supreme Court that the defendant in Bond vs the United States should be tried in Federal Court according to the Chemical Warfare Act, rather than in a state court according to state law because she smeared a toxic chemical on a car’s tailpipe. The very dangerous point of Holder’s lawsuit is that a Chemical Weapons treaty should have been used to prosecute the defendant rather than state law.

Of course it’s ridiculous. But had the Supreme Court ruled in Holder’s favor it would have opened the floodgates for the use of treaties to bring charges rather than state or federal statute. The Obama Regime was hoping that “…the treaty power could become a backdoor way for the federal government to do everything from abolishing the death penalty nationwide, to outlawing homeschooling, to dramatically curtailing the states’ rights to regulate abortion.” And it’s a safe bet the 2nd Amendment would have been under assault by treaties across the globe, along with the 100 million American owners of 300 million weapons! Ratification of the Arms Trade Treaty by the U.S. Senate would no longer be necessary as 1/3rd of America’s citizens would be criminals in violation of International Law.

Thankfully, the Supreme Court was not impressed with Holder’s attempt to begin trying Americans according to International Law rather than the laws of the United States. By a 9-0 ruling his case was tossed from the Court.

But it’s doubtful the Regime expected to win what was virtually a nuisance suit anyway. However, it’s a safe bet Obama’s next backdoor attack can succeed. Gun owners may have to depend on Congress and the new Republican Senate to prevent the theft of their weapons. Please read Coach is Right on Saturday as Barack Obama will begin using an un-ratified treaty to disarm American gun owners.

Sources:

(1) http://www.sweetliberty.org/issues/staterights/treaties.htm

(2) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reid_v._Covert

(3) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_Clause

http://www.endglobalgovernance.com/eric_holder_s_supreme_court_argument_international_treaties_trump_u_s_law

http://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2013/10/03/constitution-vs-un-arms-treaty/

 

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