December 16, 2014 at 6:40 pm #32214
Warrant-less searches, no knock raids and blank search warrants, etc…
Adios to all of it…
The whole purpose of a warrant is for the police to demonstrate they have enough evidence of criminal behavior to go in front of a Federal Judge to get a warrant to violate your rights. The Federal Judge looks at the evidence and says either Yes or No. Our Constitution provides for this.
If “Yes”, then he signs the warrant – which historically are very narrow in scope (ie: equipment for making meth-amphetamines) and are not “fishing expeditions”… the cops would give you a copy of the warrant, proving they had the right to go into your house and look for what’s covered in the warrant… everything else was off limits.
This is to protect the rights of the citizens. We have gone astray from that so very, very far… the 4th Amendment only exists in memory…
And while we’re on the subject of warrants… these days, serving a warrant goes hand in hand with SWAT raids. Since when do you need a Heavy Infantry Platoon to serve a warrant? Or justification for use of chemical munitions? Or throwing explosives through random windows? SWAT raids are being executed under the excuse of “serving a high-risk warrant”…. to the tune of 80,000 raids a year at most recent count. Innocents have been maimed and killed because of such foolishness… I can’t prove it, but I think the vast majority of SWAT raids are just an excuse to keep their military-grade toys.
SWATTING someone has become a game.
Some female gets her panties in a bind because she got dumped and, because fake rape allegations just won’t do, she calls in an ‘anonymous’ tip that her Ex has a meth lab in his kitchen and is dealing to school kids…
Some guy has a beef with his neighbor and, instead of handling it like an adult, makes an “anonymous” tip of his own about said neighbor in an effort to “get back” at him…
Some criminal scumbag gives a random address for his drug hookup – his supplier – in an effort to get off the hot seat and cut a deal with the ADA… hilarity ensues when the cops SWAT some house in the suburbs..
Or – and this is the worst – the cops screw up and SWAT the wrong house out of sheer incompetence. The innocents, if they’re lucky, will live through the trauma and sort of pull their lives back together again, eventually…
Which brings me to culpability. Or rather, “Qualified Immunity”…
This piece of garbage is being used as a shield for incompetent DA’s and cops. They screw up egregiously, but cannot be held accountable personally because of “qualified immunity”. I don’t care what it was originally meant to accomplish, only what it is currently being used as… and it’s being used by incompetents to hide behind when they screw up and get innocent people killed and lives destroyed… Like being the Anti-Spiderman – great power, but none of the responsibility…
And even if you do somehow manage to beat the odds and prove that the au-thor-i-tah’s were bad actors, incompetent, culpable, etc… you’ll get paid, but not paid from them. Your payout comes from tax collection, so in effect, the taxpaying citizen is being screwed twice…
Dispense with qualified immunity and hold incompetents accountable. If a cop throws a grenade into your kid’s bedroom and it lands in the crib, killing your child, then that cop should be held personally accountable – as should be the idiot who trained him and the other idiot that led the SWAT raid, as well as the “other” other idiot who signed off on the SWAT raid back at headquarters… have them pay for your damages personally… Or have the Police Union pay for it… until they’re hit where it counts ($$$), nothing will change…
The wicked flee when none pursueth..." - Proverbs 28:1December 16, 2014 at 6:59 pm #32217
Up next – District Attorneys and their cronies…
This one is short, sweet and to the point –
- If someone works for the District Attorney’s Office, serves as an Assistant District Attorney or the District Attorney himself, or a Federal Prosecutor in any way, then those individuals will be banned from elected or appointed political positions for life.
Too many DA’s and ADA’s consider the Office of the Prosecutor to be a springboard for higher political office. Which means they don’t give two squirts of p*ss about Justice. They only thing that matters to them is their conviction rate, so that they can stand up in front of the electorate and crow about their “great conviction rate” and pretend to be all about Law and Order….
It’s Kabuki Theater. All of it. There are no “Harvey Dent’s” in America – those concerned primarily with the pursuit of true justice and not with their own career. The only thing they care about, is what every other politician cares about (for that is what they are, at heart) – power. Who has it. Who has more. How to increase their own power and how to stay in power as long as possible…
Take away the juicy carrot of higher political office, and you remove the self-serving political dirtbags who don’t care who they railroad, so long as their precious conviction rate is not endangered….
The wicked flee when none pursueth..." - Proverbs 28:1December 16, 2014 at 7:05 pm #32218
It’s a nice list Malgus, what is your plan to get it implemented?December 16, 2014 at 7:45 pm #32225
I will implement these as soon as I am declared King…
I will implement all of these, get declared “rex justus“, then abdicate the throne with no pension or compensation – retiring to my little farm to live out my life in peace…
What everyone does after I fix everything is a problem for another generation..
Edit: I was going to post a couple more installments… but, meh…
– Tort reform
– Judges selected from strict constructionist Constitutional scholars and not lawyers.
– Term limits for Judges.
– Implement a version of the old Roman Republic’s concept of “Consul” – two guys elected simultaneously to oversee the court system, each with veto powers over the other, each to serve one year. These two Constitutional scholars – strict constructionists elected by their peers – can overrule any court, including the Supreme Court, the President and Congress, but only when both are in agreement. They would be a final check on usurped power.
– Limit prison terms and the stigma of “felon” for criminal behavior where there is a clear victim. No more “felony” convictions for violating stupid regulations that some alphabet agency made up out of thin air by “re-interpreting” their own guidelines.
– Alphabet agencies have to publicly renew their charter every 4 years – but not during an election year. They have to justify their existence with a full review – to not only both houses of Congress and the President, but also the Citizenry… if what they are doing is at cross-purposes with the Constitution, they are gone…
– Abolish the PATRIOT Act, NDAA, NFA34, The War on Drugs, no more prisons-for-profit…
The wicked flee when none pursueth..." - Proverbs 28:1December 17, 2014 at 9:15 am #32293
Funny after all the tripe, I still hold to my original statement.
Having worked in the business so despised by brother Malgus, I can say that recidivism is the norm.
The war on drugs? Sorry but that victimless crime has thousands of victims, children and families of the users and victims of their associated crimes. Having worked with the victims, having taken children away from tweaked out meth heads, armed tweaked out meth heads no less, having watched those tweakers not just ruin their lives but endanger their families with their crimes, over and over. I can say beyond any reasonable doubt, they don’t need guns and are too stupid to vote.
But back to the original thread concept, there has to be some laws.
This isn’t the 1880’s. People are different, the culture is different.
You can’t fix what’s wrong with the legal system, or the culture but you can work within it.
Gun control, registration, limits on capacity and styles, all bad and should be avoided.
I said it before, felons shouldn’t be able to possess guns.
Its the simple and effective answer. Anything else gets complicated and drawn out in legal battles because some person doesn’t think one thing is a crime but another does. Assaults, domestic problems, drug dealing, how does one choose where that imaginary line in the sand is? And what about plea bargains? He may have committed one crime but gets convicted of a lesser included crime?
Too complex and only makes the lawyers the winners.
No guns for felons, unless they get their record expunged.
Funny, was just telling a couple people the process on how to go about that.
And those mentally defective I spoke of? The Aurora theater shooter, because of his mental issues may one day get out. Does one really think that he can be cured or fixed? Or Ted Kaczynski? Do they truly need a vote? Or a gun?
You can’t just start executing people for various crimes, no matter how cute it sounds. Mistakes are made, those three gents recently released after the evidence proved them innocent.
Unless someone is caught and shot in the act, you must prove beyond a reasonable doubt their crime and guilt. And even then, the guilty go free and the innocent are occasionally caught up.
So ignoring any pipe dreams, what’s a more reasonable method?
We are a nation of laws, what are reasonable laws?
The libtard dems seem to think gun control is reasonable, Malgus seems to think that there should be no laws. Already two opinions that will never agree and would argue and belabor the point until they are both dead.
The answer, a simple line drawn in the sand as it were.
Simple, easy to understand, and legal within current laws.
Get rid of the rest, enforce the minimum.
You can’t stop nuts or crooks with laws.
But you can make sure they can’t get guns easily through normal means.
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