Why you have a legal right to create a plastic gun while reclining naked in your bathtub (and sad stories of evil cops)


To make a long story short, the laws of the USA protect handguns.

To argue about the intention of the law gets silly quickly. The USA was founded by revolutionaries. “We the People” claimed to have the inherent authority, temporarily delegated to legislators. The legislators then talked about what they wanted, as agents of the principals, and historians talk about the agents as if they were the principals. But in any event, the practical day-to-day power is held by insiders like Kissinger, Comey, Bezos, and Soros.

To counterbalance our optimistic vision of a world where everyone a personal handgun, here are seventeen sad stories about evil caused by people with social power.  It is filed under “police misconduct” because almost all of the violence in these stories depends on overzealous policing.


1.

Border Agent Arrested For Massive Cache of Child Porn, Hired By Immigrant Shelter To Work With Kids
A Border Patrol agent who was arrested and charged with possession of child pornography was hired by an immigrant shelter and given access to children.

https://thefreethoughtproject.com/border-agent-arrested-for-massive-cache-of-child-porn-hired-by-immigrant-shelter-to-work-with-kids/

http://www.thedailysheeple.com/border-agent-arrested-for-massive-cache-of-child-porn-hired-by-immigrant-shelter-to-work-with-kids_062018

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2.
A police officer was recently arrested and fired after a battered woman escaped from his car and called 911, claiming that she met him online and he paid for her plane ticket to visit him, but she quickly learned he was abusive and dangerous.

The woman, who is from Miami, claimed that she had a short online relationship with Officer James Otterbine, 32. During that time, he lured her to fly to his house in Oklahoma to stay with him, and as the days passed, he became increasingly violent with her.

According to a press release issued by the Canadian County Sheriff’s Office:

“Over the course of the past several weeks, Otterbine became progressively physically violent and had even duct taped and handcuffed her to a chair during an argument. The victim also stated that during another incident Otterbine had bound and locked her in the basement with the lights turned off. The emotionally distraught girl stated Otterbine had threatened her life on several occasions, and had even threatened to shoot her, and then kill himself.”

During interrogations, Otterbine admitted to assaulting the woman in front of his 10-year-old son.

https://thefreethoughtproject.com/cop-arrested-after-woman-he-kidnapped-tied-up-and-tortured-escaped-from-his-car/

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3.

As the Free Thought Project reported last year, police were caught on video tasering a young man’s testicles and his body — until he died. Then, in June of 2017, we learned that although the Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson found that the officers involved had committed a crime during their torture — they cannot be charged. After a series of horrifying experiences, however, the family has finally seen some semblance of justice as a federal judge ruled this week that the family’s lawsuit can proceed against police.

Last year, to add insult to unaccountable injury and death, according to court documents, the cops defended their tactics, calling their torturous acts that fateful night, standard procedure.

Before the lawsuit was allowed to proceed by the federal judge this week, Mesquite police officers Jack Fyall, Richard Houston, Alan Gafford, Zachary Scott, William Heidelburg and Bill Hedgpeth, the ones responsible for the death of Graham Dyer, asked the judge to dismiss it.

https://thefreethoughtproject.com/judge-rules-cop-can-be-sued-for-tasering-teens-genitals-on-video-until-he-died/
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4.

Last year revelations came out of a court case in which a doctor was being prosecuted by the FBI. The doctor was nabbed for child pornography after an image was found on his computer by a Geek Squad employee in the obscure space that requires high tech digging to find deleted images and files stored automatically while browsing the web.

In order to get around the requirement for a warrant, the FBI claimed that Geek Squad employees only reported to the FBI when they stumbled across illegal images while servicing a computer.

But more information has come to light that shows the FBI paid $500 to Geek Squad employees to report child abuse images. The FBI even trained Geek Squad employees to go snooping around customers’ computers looking for a crime. And of course, this was all done without warrants.

The image on the doctor’s computer later turned out to not even be child pornography. The FBI agent had misled the court about the original image in order to justify a search warrant of other electronics at the defendant’s home.

In November of last year, charges were dropped after the Judge suppressed further evidence because the warrant was obtained under false pretenses.

According to SovereignMan.com, this is not an isolated incident.

https://www.thedailybell.com/all-articles/news-analysis/fbi-uses-geek-squad-for-illegal-spying/

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5.

Tragically, a man was struck and killed by a vehicle early Sunday morning in St. Augustine Florida. It happened when a police officer started to pursue a suspected drunk driver.

But it wasn’t a drunk driver that struck and killed the man. It was the police officer behind the wheel of his cruiser who killed the innocent pedestrian.

As the cop whipped his car into a U-turn to pursue a vehicle for a traffic stop, he struck and killed a man crossing the road with his bike. The officer’s lights and siren were not on at the time. The man had no warning, and could not have predicted that the cruiser would reverse direction and slam into him.

To cover the cop’s tracks, the police and media tried to blame the victim,

https://www.thedailybell.com/all-articles/news-analysis/overzealous-cop-mows-down-pedestrian-while-attempting-traffic-stop/

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6.

Police bodycam footage showing a Wichita officer firing at a family dog and injuring a 9-year-old girl with bullet fragments has been released. The child can be heard screaming as she is hit.
The incident happened in December 2017, when police responded to a 911 call made by Danielle Maples after her husband threatened suicide.

Police officer Dexter Betts entered the home where the couple’s four children were sitting in the living room along with the family dog. The bodycam footage shows Betts in the living room where he says, “we got a dog inside here, too,” before a dog appears on screen moving and barking.

Betts then fired at the bull terrier. One of the two bullets ricocheted off the floor and fragments hit the 9 year-old girl, sitting just behind the pet, above her eye.

https://www.rt.com/usa/430706-wichita-police-shoot-girl/

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7.

THE FBI IS USING UNVETTED, RIGHT-WING BLACKLISTS TO QUESTION ACTIVISTS ABOUT THEIR SUPPORT FOR PALESTINE

https://theintercept.com/2018/06/24/students-for-justice-in-palestine-fbi-sjp/


8.

Canadian border guards’ terminals give them secret access to Tuscan, a database maintained by US spy agencies of suspected terrorists; the database has some 680,000 names in it and if you match one of those names, Canadian border and immigration officials are empowered to “detain, interrogate, arrest and deny entry” to you.

The entire programme has been run in secret and was revealed thanks to dogged public records requests by The Guardian.

https://boingboing.net/2018/06/22/take-me-off-eh.html

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9.

Detainees held without charges decry Emiratis’ sexual abuses
By MAGGIE MICHAEL
Jun. 21, 2018
CAIRO (AP) — The 15 officers who arrived at the prison in southern Yemen hid their faces behind headdresses, but their accents were clearly foreign — from the United Arab Emirates. They lined up the detainees and ordered them to undress and lie down. The officers then searched the anal cavity of each prisoner, claiming that they were looking for contraband cellphones.

https://apnews.com/amp/7994b4508e9c4a5eaf8a1cca9f20322f

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10.

The American Civil Liberties Union will weigh its interest in protecting the First Amendment against its other commitments to social justice, racial equality, and women’s rights, given the possibility that offensive speech might undermine ACLU goals.

“Our defense of speech may have a greater or lesser harmful impact on the equality and justice work to which we are also committed,” wrote ACLU staffers in a confidential memo obtained by former board member Wendy Kaminer.

It’s hard to see this as anything other than a cowardly retreat from a full-throated defense of the First Amendment.

https://reason.com/blog/2018/06/21/aclu-leaked-memo-free-speech
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11.

Dos Palos resident George Aguaristi filed a $1 million dollar suit in Merced County after authorities came onto his property without a warrant last month and the killed his 5-year-old pitbull, Samson. The entire ordeal was captured on surveillance cameras installed on the property.

To add insult to injury, after killing his dog, whom Aguaristi referred to as his “best friend” and “son,” the officer can be seen urinating on Aguaristi’s fence.
Authorities have yet to explain why they came onto the 61-year-old Dos Palos resident’s property despite signs being posted on the front gate noting “No Trespassing” and “Beware of Dog.”

https://thefreethoughtproject.com/watch-cops-break-into-innocent-mans-yard-kill-his-dog-steal-his-body-then-urinate-on-his-plants/
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12.

Arizona Cop Beats Up Blind Man in Bathroom, Arrests Him, Because He Accidentally Ran Into Him
A blind man who attempted to defend himself when he was assaulted by a man who he later learned was a police officer, is now the one facing assault charges.

https://thefreethoughtproject.com/arizona-cop-beats-up-blind-man-in-bathroom-because-he-accidentally-ran-into-him/

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13.

WATCH: ‘We’ll Make Some Sh*t Up’: Cop Pulls Over Daughter’s Innocent Boyfriend, Caught Framing Him
A cop has been fired after he was caught abusing his authority by pulling over his own daughter and her boyfriend and falsely placing them under arrest without cause.

https://thefreethoughtproject.com/watch-well-make-some-sht-up-cop-pulls-over-daughters-innocent-boyfriend-caught-framing-him/

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14.

13-Year-Old Charged with Felony for Recording Conversation with School Principal & Telling Him
Because of the state’s draconian “eavesdropping law,” a 13-year-old is now facing felony charges for recording a conversation with his school principal.

https://thefreethoughtproject.com/13-year-old-charged-with-felony-for-recording-conversation-with-school-principal-telling-him/
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15.

DAPL Oil Company Exposed as Lobbying Group Behind Law to Criminalize Protesting

https://thefreethoughtproject.com/dapl-oil-company-exposed-as-lobby-group-behind-law-to-criminalize-protesting/

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16.

Video Shows Cops Hold Innocent Unarmed Young Men at Gunpoint to Find Out Who They Are
Two men were harassed, threatened, assaulted with a deadly weapon and detained by police with no explanation while they were filming in public.

https://thefreethoughtproject.com/exclusive-video-shows-cops-hold-innocent-unarmed-teens-at-gunpoint-to-find-out-who-they-are/

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17.

As National Review reported Monday, the SPLC “has reached a settlement with liberal Islamic reformer Maajid Nawaz and his organization, the Quilliam Foundation, for wrongly including them on its now-defunct list of ‘anti-Muslim extremists.’”

The SPLC will pay Nawaz and Quilliam $3.375 million, the “result of a lawsuit Nawaz filed in April over his inclusion on the SPLC’s ‘Field Guide to Anti-Muslim Extremists,’” National Review further informed.

The site continued, “The list, which was published in 2016 and was intended to serve as a resource for journalists, was deleted shortly after Nawaz filed the suit…roughly two years after Nawaz first demanded a retraction.”

This victory has now inspired others. As PJ Media reported June 20:

On Wednesday, no fewer than 47 nonprofit leaders maligned by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) — many if not most of whom are considering a lawsuit against the organization — warned a vast array of executives and leaders that if they parrot the SPLC’s damaging “hate group” labels, they would be “complicit” in “defamation.”

“Editors, CEOs, shareholders and consumers alike are on notice: anyone relying upon and repeating its misrepresentations is complicit in the SPLC’s harmful defamation of large numbers of American citizens who, like the undersigned, have been vilified simply for working to protect our country and freedoms,” the signatories wrote.

The letter followed news — broken at PJ Media — that no fewer than 60 organizations are considering suing the SPLC following a groundbreaking settlement in which the organization formally apologized to a Muslim reformer, Maajid Nawaz, for branding him an “anti-Muslim extremist.”

While the SPLC rose to prominence by combating the Ku Klux Klan decades ago, it now, again, targets the “unfashionable,” such as those defending marriage and opposing the “LBBTQ” agenda. The aforementioned list of signatories bears witness to this. As the Washington Times tells us, “Signers included former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, American Values president Gary Bauer, Center for Security Policy founder Frank Gaffney, New Zealand author Trevor Loudon and ACT for America founder Brigitte Gabriel.”

“Other organizations represented include the Family Research Council, Alliance Defending Freedom, PragerU, Americans for Limited Government, the Ruth Institute, the Liberty Counsel, Public Interest Legal Foundation and WallBuilders,” the paper continued.

The SPLC even once put mild-manner physician and ex-presidential candidate Ben Carson on its “Extremist Watch List.” His sin? He opposed faux (same sex) marriage, a position that, mind you, most of the world embraces.

https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/crime/item/29352-acting-like-a-hate-group-splc-pays-large-settlement-and-may-be-sued-further

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