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    johnnycee Wrote: When your state has the second largest number of illegals in the country,something must be done, as I understand it ,the deputies were told to ask for id when they stopped anyone for traffic violations or just an ordinary vehicle stop, sometimes there were 8 people in a car,sometimes the vehicles were just coming out of the desert and onto county roads, not a crime but in this area it causes concerns and warrants a second look, this to me is good police work, to a certain segmet of the population it borders on facism,and if I lived in AZ, where BTW, a entire 5 square mile area of Pinal County, Az, in the USA is signed as a warning to the legal residents that there are drug traffickers in the area and to take the neccessary precautions, I would welcome an increased police /border patrol presence.
    "the deputies were told to ask for id when they stopped anyone for traffic violations" Asking for ID is legal (United States v. Soriano-Jarquin, 492 F.3d 495 (4th Cir. 2007))

    "an ordinary vehicle stop" I'm unaware of what an ordinary stop is, sounds like a direct violation of the 4th Amendment. Any evidence discovered would be Fruits of the Poisonous Tree.

    "sometimes there were 8 people in a car" That's a moving violation if the vehicle is not equipt for that many passengers. Probable Cause to stop exist.

    "sometimes the vehicles were just coming out of the desert and onto county roads, not a crime but in this area it causes concerns and warrants a second look" A second look maybe, A traffic stop no. Without any further suspicions, a traffic stop would be a violation of the 4th Amendment.

    "I would welcome an increased police /border patrol presence. " Which should not include a lose of personal liberty and freedoms, but inevitably it would, Law Enforcement look at the 4th Amend as an obstacle/ impediment, not as one of the very basic laws they are there to protect.
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    johnnycee Wrote:
    Nothing personal in my last few post. My affront is with the system and the ever slowly chipping away at our freedoms.
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    ANYONE LIVING IN CALIFORNIA SHOULD READ THIS PLEASE: But before you do just please let me say this is about our prison system and our prisoners who have been denied their constiutional rights this is an article my son wrote in prison, this is not about his case or appeal or what brought him here. This is about every single person, weather he/or she be in prison or free, we are all intitled to our basic constitutional rights. It is bad enough that we as parents have to worry about our children our babies, and what other inmates may or may not do to him. If that isn't bad enough we have to worry about what the prison guards and prison officials will do to him. Weather we want to believe it or not it is actually happening every single day, I would never have believed it myself (I am an educated woman, I graduated from school for Criminal Justice during my son' trial) I believed in our justice system at one time now im sickend by it my son turned himself in because he to believed in our justice system and let me tell you from the time my boy turned himself in i never not one time touched im hugged him kissed my boy not even once until he was 27 yrs old and please keep in mind my baby was 19 yrs old and never not one time was he ever in trouble or dicsiplined for any minor or major infractions he studied got his ged and his hight school diploma and studied law never once breaking a rule and yet i was not allowed to touc my son or have one visit until he was 27 yrs old 7 long yrs I went without touching my child? Because our prisons decide the rules not our government not our founding fathers who decided what was fair or unfair no but some prison guard who anyone off the street can be even people with criminal records are allowed to be prison guards in California any good ol boy gets to in control of who gets what and who doesn't and if you ruffel their feathers then look out because they can charge you with anything in prison they don't need proof all they need is a confidential informant and bam your charged with a crime my son wrote this article and two weeks later bam all of a sudden two confidential informants popped up one from San Quentin and one from PelicanBay (where he has never been, mind you) and they validated him which means no more contact visits confined to your cell 24/7 everyday? And they did this to him by the word of two inmates they fabricated because it doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize this article is what got him validated to teach him a leasson. Well that isn't going to work I will do the work my son can't I am bringing this story to anyone who will listen im/he isn't asking for special rights he is speaking for every inmate in california when he asks for just what everyone one of us is intitled to our constiutional rights period. Please read this and imagine for one minute that but for the grace of god go I, but can you imagine if for one second it were you or one of your children they are just trying to do their sentence their punishment. I want to kiss my boy touch his beautiful face hug my baby but I can't because my son pulled this curtain back a lil too far now they are gonna show him some good ol boy justice.Who are these people how did they get to be so powerful when did we give them the right to take away someone elses rights they aren't God!! Or I ask you Governor Brown, Did I miss that memo? Do our Prison Wardens actually get to do what the hell they want to now? I'm just asking? Is this something we get to vote on? Oh please tell me? I just want to know?


    By Eric Z. Anderson
    Behind The Curtains

    The damage our state’s prison system has done and continues to do to the physical and mental well-being of the inmates behind these corrupt walls continues ..... not solely continuing, but progressing on a wide scale level! The unnecessary unconstitutional and overall unjustifiable race-based lock downs continue to affect the majority of all CDCR’s prison population as well as their families. Even more so within the pat decade, it has become second nature for administration to punish a whole race for the alleged actions of one or two individuals of the classified race. Through CDCR’s racial profiling, the inmates due process rights have become non-existent. They are being charged, convicted, and punished for crimes which have never been committed! Prison officials are being allowed to convict and carry out a sentence on an inmate out of mere speculation and or assumptions that he will commit an infraction solely based on his racial classification. This corrupt tactic has allowed CDCR to keep hundreds of inmates confined to their cells for years on end, for no other reason than they can. Inmates with nothing but proper positive and productive discipline-free prison history are being subjected to cruel, unusual, and inhumane punishment for being of a certain race! This racial discrimination has gone unnoticed, and allowed CDCR to discipline prisoners based solely on the color of their skin and/or classification. The use of other individual inmate’s alleged conduct should not be allowed to be a determining factor for the living conditions of his race as a whole. Yet this has been occurring for decades! It is time to pull back the curtains that have so long prevented these circumstances to be seen from the outside looking in. My personal experiences in regards to enduring this racial discrimination all began in the beginning of 2009 in San Quentin State Prison. I arrived to SQSP reception center in September of 2008 from doing four years in county jail awaiting trial. I went out of my way to ensure my actions/conduct never strayed from the path of a positive programming inmate. I found myself six months later still in reception center awaiting a transfer to a main line. Still staying true to my goals to authentically rehabilitate myself I had committed no CDCR Title 15 violations. Yet I awoke one morning ready to walk to the chow hall for breakfast when I was informed by a correctional officer that due to my classification of race I was on lockdown! 24 hours a day, seven days a week, I spent confined in my cell on lockdown for five months, all the way up to my transfer to High Desert State Prison C-Yard Level 4. Upon my departure from SQSP’s five month lockdown I was very anxious to finally reach a mainline where I could receive the incentives and pri9vileges entitled to a general population programming inmate, i.e. yard, contact visits, phone calls, canteen, etc. As a life-without-parole inmate these are the things that keep you going day in and day out through your rehabilitation process! Yet my mainline destination “HDSP C-Yard” turned out to be worse then the oppressive confinement I had just departed from. Upon stepping off the bus with my fellow convicts, all forced to allow the hot, humid August heat to stick to our paper jump suits to our sweat-drenched bodies while the metal of the shackles, increasingly hotter, gleamed in the summer sun, I could care less that I was finally here. In a mater of days I would be settled in receiving phone calls with my loved ones; finally after five years of good behavior be allowed to embrace my family via contact visits, etc. Yet all my years of positive programming once again proved to be for nothing, as upon my arrival to receive my housing assignment in R&R I was again informed that due to my racial classification I was being placed on lockdown. Myself along with six other inmates were declared threats to the security of the institution straight off the
    bus due to our racial classification! I was then placed in hand cuffs and escorted to my housing unit joining hundreds of other inmates suffering the unjust confinement of another CDCR race based lockdown. This time I spent 27 months confined to my cell 24 hours a day, seven days a week! For a total of 32 months straight lockdown in two California State Prisons without even receiving a write-up nor any disciplinary warranted conduct put forth. For this racial discrimination I have a pending lawsuit in Federal Court (Anderson v McDonald). Upon being transferred from HDSP C-Yard to my current housing at CSP Sacramento (New Folsom) C-Yard, I had been incarcerated seven years, still yet to receive a contact visit with my family and loved-ones. I was transferred to New Folsom from High Desert for good behavior. I arrived to New Folsom and again straight off the bus was placed on lockdown along with 26 other inmates of my racial classification. Yet this lockdown lasted only 2 weeks and I was finally allowed to hug my family, my Mom! Yet when I was made abreast of the program I was to receive, I was informed by administration I would be confined to the small side of the yard along with all other inmates of my classification due to being a potential security risk to the rest of the institution. Therefore, I cannot receive yard crew jobs, visiting room jobs, P.I.A. Laundry jobs, and main kitchen jobs, as all other general population inmates do. Once again another prison in California that is allowed to assume through racial discrimination that certain inmates are potential security risks to an institution! It is time to take a stand and utilize the legal avenues provided for us inmates to put a stop to California prison’s peaceful and patient acts of unity amongst true convicts, exhaust all efforts to receive equal justice and overall equality in regards to the Constitutional rights of all inmates.... although we should not have to continually fight administration and CDCR just to receive that in which we are entitled per our Constitutional rights. It is either that or endure years of confinement to a cell with no yard , phone, visits, or canteen, etc. , as I alone with hundreds of other inmates have been for5ced to endure and may have to endure again somewhere down the road unless we all take a stand starting here and now!!

    Forever Forward
    Mr. Eric Z. Anderson G-31197
    CSP-SAC New Folsom AS.U. G. 176
    P.O. Box 290066
    Represa. CA 95671
    P.S.
    Two weeks after this article came out Eric Z. Anderson, the writer of this article and my only child was validated, the prison said without ever, having one write up or even one infraction during his entire time incarcerated they said my son was a Boss and they had two confidential informants to prove it, however, not much you can do to fight it as they are confidential on informant was from San Quentin and the other was from Pelican Bay Prison (where he has never been) So another words we are forced to take their word for it and my son goes to years of lockdown confinement in the shoe. No more contact visits no more phone calls or canteen. Back to being confined to his cell 24 hours a day, seven days a week for nothing except expressing the facts about the living conditions inside our California State Prison system I believe that is why he was validated and they just made up two confidential informants because they can and will get away with whatever they want to get away with unless we all put a stop to it. These prisoners are only asking for their constitutional rights that every human being is
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    ANYONE LIVING IN CALIFORNIA SHOULD READ THIS PLEASE: But before you do just please let me say this is about our prison system and our prisoners who have been denied their constiutional rights this is an article my son wrote in prison, this is not about his case or appeal or what brought him here. This is about every single person, weather he/or she be in prison or free, we are all intitled to our basic constitutional rights. It is bad enough that we as parents have to worry about our children our babies, and what other inmates may or may not do to him. If that isn't bad enough we have to worry about what the prison guards and prison officials will do to him. Weather we want to believe it or not it is actually happening every single day, I would never have believed it myself (I am an educated woman, I graduated from school for Criminal Justice during my son' trial) I believed in our justice system at one time now im sickend by it my son turned himself in because he to believed in our justice system and let me tell you from the time my boy turned himself in i never not one time touched im hugged him kissed my boy not even once until he was 27 yrs old and please keep in mind my baby was 19 yrs old and never not one time was he ever in trouble or dicsiplined for any minor or major infractions he studied got his ged and his hight school diploma and studied law never once breaking a rule and yet i was not allowed to touc my son or have one visit until he was 27 yrs old 7 long yrs I went without touching my child? Because our prisons decide the rules not our government not our founding fathers who decided what was fair or unfair no but some prison guard who anyone off the street can be even people with criminal records are allowed to be prison guards in California any good ol boy gets to in control of who gets what and who doesn't and if you ruffel their feathers then look out because they can charge you with anything in prison they don't need proof all they need is a confidential informant and bam your charged with a crime my son wrote this article and two weeks later bam all of a sudden two confidential informants popped up one from San Quentin and one from PelicanBay (where he has never been, mind you) and they validated him which means no more contact visits confined to your cell 24/7 everyday? And they did this to him by the word of two inmates they fabricated because it doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize this article is what got him validated to teach him a leasson. Well that isn't going to work I will do the work my son can't I am bringing this story to anyone who will listen im/he isn't asking for special rights he is speaking for every inmate in california when he asks for just what everyone one of us is intitled to our constiutional rights period. Please read this and imagine for one minute that but for the grace of god go I, but can you imagine if for one second it were you or one of your children they are just trying to do their sentence their punishment. I want to kiss my boy touch his beautiful face hug my baby but I can't because my son pulled this curtain back a lil too far now they are gonna show him some good ol boy justice.Who are these people how did they get to be so powerful when did we give them the right to take away someone elses rights they aren't God!! Or I ask you Governor Brown, Did I miss that memo? Do our Prison Wardens actually get to do what the hell they want to now? I'm just asking? Is this something we get to vote on? Oh please tell me? I just want to know?


    By Eric Z. Anderson
    Behind The Curtains

    The damage our state’s prison system has done and continues to do to the physical and mental well-being of the inmates behind these corrupt walls continues ..... not solely continuing, but progressing on a wide scale level! The unnecessary unconstitutional and overall unjustifiable race-based lock downs continue to affect the majority of all CDCR’s prison population as well as their families. Even more so within the pat decade, it has become second nature for administration to punish a whole race for the alleged actions of one or two individuals of the classified race. Through CDCR’s racial profiling, the inmates due process rights have become non-existent. They are being charged, convicted, and punished for crimes which have never been committed! Prison officials are being allowed to convict and carry out a sentence on an inmate out of mere speculation and or assumptions that he will commit an infraction solely based on his racial classification. This corrupt tactic has allowed CDCR to keep hundreds of inmates confined to their cells for years on end, for no other reason than they can. Inmates with nothing but proper positive and productive discipline-free prison history are being subjected to cruel, unusual, and inhumane punishment for being of a certain race! This racial discrimination has gone unnoticed, and allowed CDCR to discipline prisoners based solely on the color of their skin and/or classification. The use of other individual inmate’s alleged conduct should not be allowed to be a determining factor for the living conditions of his race as a whole. Yet this has been occurring for decades! It is time to pull back the curtains that have so long prevented these circumstances to be seen from the outside looking in. My personal experiences in regards to enduring this racial discrimination all began in the beginning of 2009 in San Quentin State Prison. I arrived to SQSP reception center in September of 2008 from doing four years in county jail awaiting trial. I went out of my way to ensure my actions/conduct never strayed from the path of a positive programming inmate. I found myself six months later still in reception center awaiting a transfer to a main line. Still staying true to my goals to authentically rehabilitate myself I had committed no CDCR Title 15 violations. Yet I awoke one morning ready to walk to the chow hall for breakfast when I was informed by a correctional officer that due to my classification of race I was on lockdown! 24 hours a day, seven days a week, I spent confined in my cell on lockdown for five months, all the way up to my transfer to High Desert State Prison C-Yard Level 4. Upon my departure from SQSP’s five month lockdown I was very anxious to finally reach a mainline where I could receive the incentives and pri9vileges entitled to a general population programming inmate, i.e. yard, contact visits, phone calls, canteen, etc. As a life-without-parole inmate these are the things that keep you going day in and day out through your rehabilitation process! Yet my mainline destination “HDSP C-Yard” turned out to be worse then the oppressive confinement I had just departed from. Upon stepping off the bus with my fellow convicts, all forced to allow the hot, humid August heat to stick to our paper jump suits to our sweat-drenched bodies while the metal of the shackles, increasingly hotter, gleamed in the summer sun, I could care less that I was finally here. In a mater of days I would be settled in receiving phone calls with my loved ones; finally after five years of good behavior be allowed to embrace my family via contact visits, etc. Yet all my years of positive programming once again proved to be for nothing, as upon my arrival to receive my housing assignment in R&R I was again informed that due to my racial classification I was being placed on lockdown. Myself along with six other inmates were declared threats to the security of the institution straight off the
    bus due to our racial classification! I was then placed in hand cuffs and escorted to my housing unit joining hundreds of other inmates suffering the unjust confinement of another CDCR race based lockdown. This time I spent 27 months confined to my cell 24 hours a day, seven days a week! For a total of 32 months straight lockdown in two California State Prisons without even receiving a write-up nor any disciplinary warranted conduct put forth. For this racial discrimination I have a pending lawsuit in Federal Court (Anderson v McDonald). Upon being transferred from HDSP C-Yard to my current housing at CSP Sacramento (New Folsom) C-Yard, I had been incarcerated seven years, still yet to receive a contact visit with my family and loved-ones. I was transferred to New Folsom from High Desert for good behavior. I arrived to New Folsom and again straight off the bus was placed on lockdown along with 26 other inmates of my racial classification. Yet this lockdown lasted only 2 weeks and I was finally allowed to hug my family, my Mom! Yet when I was made abreast of the program I was to receive, I was informed by administration I would be confined to the small side of the yard along with all other inmates of my classification due to being a potential security risk to the rest of the institution. Therefore, I cannot receive yard crew jobs, visiting room jobs, P.I.A. Laundry jobs, and main kitchen jobs, as all other general population inmates do. Once again another prison in California that is allowed to assume through racial discrimination that certain inmates are potential security risks to an institution! It is time to take a stand and utilize the legal avenues provided for us inmates to put a stop to California prison’s peaceful and patient acts of unity amongst true convicts, exhaust all efforts to receive equal justice and overall equality in regards to the Constitutional rights of all inmates.... although we should not have to continually fight administration and CDCR just to receive that in which we are entitled per our Constitutional rights. It is either that or endure years of confinement to a cell with no yard , phone, visits, or canteen, etc. , as I alone with hundreds of other inmates have been for5ced to endure and may have to endure again somewhere down the road unless we all take a stand starting here and now!!

    Forever Forward
    Mr. Eric Z. Anderson G-31197
    CSP-SAC New Folsom AS.U. G. 176
    P.O. Box 290066
    Represa. CA 95671
    P.S.
    Two weeks after this article came out Eric Z. Anderson, the writer of this article and my only child was validated, the prison said without ever, having one write up or even one infraction during his entire time incarcerated they said my son was a Boss and they had two confidential informants to prove it, however, not much you can do to fight it as they are confidential on informant was from San Quentin and the other was from Pelican Bay Prison (where he has never been) So another words we are forced to take their word for it and my son goes to years of lockdown confinement in the shoe. No more contact visits no more phone calls or canteen. Back to being confined to his cell 24 hours a day, seven days a week for nothing except expressing the facts about the living conditions inside our California State Prison system I believe that is why he was validated and they just made up two confidential informants because they can and will get away with whatever they want to get away with unless we all put a stop to it. These prisoners are only asking for their constitutional rights that every human being is
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    An ordinary car stop is where if a car is traveling to slowly down a residential street,which btw fits one of the profiles about daytime burglaries, so you make a car stop and makes inquiries as to why they are going to so slow, is it car trouble, are they lost. or are they looking for a partcular address,Etc. allthe while the while you are observing the occupants and possibily the interior of the car.
    a car or van with 8 occupants coming off of the desert is also a factor in a profile in border towns /counties.
    I do not look at the 4th Amendent as an impedment to law Enforcement,but rather the more the 4th Amendment is followed when drawing up various warrants the more likely your arrest will stand up to scrunity

    Those farms and ranchs down on the border have become armed camps against an invading army of drug cartels, those residents have already lost their personal freedoms and safety which is garaunteed under our Constitution, now how do they get it back, since the feds won't assist them.
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    johnnycee Wrote: An ordinary car stop is where if a car is traveling to slowly down a residential street,which btw fits one of the profiles about daytime burglaries, so you make a car stop and makes inquiries as to why they are going to so slow, is it car trouble, are they lost. or are they looking for a partcular address,Etc. allthe while the while you are observing the occupants and possibily the interior of the car.
    a car or van with 8 occupants coming off of the desert is also a factor in a profile in border towns /counties.
    I do not look at the 4th Amendent as an impedment to law Enforcement,but rather the more the 4th Amendment is followed when drawing up various warrants the more likely your arrest will stand up to scrunity

    Those farms and ranchs down on the border have become armed camps against an invading army of drug cartels, those residents have already lost their personal freedoms and safety which is garaunteed under our Constitution, now how do they get it back, since the feds won't assist them.
    "An ordinary car stop is where if a car is traveling to slowly down a residential street,which btw fits one of the profiles about daytime burglaries" Ok, most of the time this is referred to as an investigative stop. Which would need more suspicious activity than traveling too slowly down a residential neighborhood. Innocent activities can be combined in the totality of the circumstance to lead to Probable Cause that a crime is being or about to be committed. That would be a legal stop.

    "I do not look at the 4th Amendent as an impedment to law Enforcement,but rather the more the 4th Amendment is followed when drawing up various warrants the more likely your arrest will stand up to scrunity" That's what the written policy is for most Law Enforcement agencies. That in no way implies that most officers follow it. Many officers will gamble that their suspect does not have access to the funds, to retain an attorney, to defend their case upon violation of the 4th Amendment. These cases can be very costly, many go through the appeal courts.

    "Those farms and ranchs down on the border have become armed camps against an invading army of drug cartels, those residents have already lost their personal freedoms and safety which is garaunteed under our Constitution, now how do they get it back, since the feds won't assist them." I'm not knowledgeable of the area or situation, but I could see how this could be an issue.
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    Mom with a cause, the whole prison system is a failure in it's stated goals. But it is a huge success as it is implemented to promote the huge industry that has grown from it. For the continued promotion of such a scandals industry, it becomes necessary to quiten those who buck the system. That was the risk your son knew he was taking when he wrote that article. Is it right to treat him that way, NO. But our society looks at felons as less than human and finding support for any issue associated with felons is almost impossible. It's going to take the sacrifice of many more mother's sons, before our society realizes just how corrupted the Prison Industry really is.
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    I can't recall when I ever refered to a ped stop or a car stop as an investgative stop although thats what it is, there is no written policy or directive that describes what exactly is suspicious activity, each incident carries its own interpetation of it according to the surrounding circumstances and also the experiences of the officer,IE; people on a corner, one hands money to another, and then something is handed back to the other guy, you can't see it because the drugs are small and in a plastic baggie that fits in the palm of their hand, is this suspicious activity because the same guys on another corner in another part of town where the drug problem isn't so bad doing the same exchange and it doesn't warrant the level of suspicion as the previous corner, so it depends on the officers experience and knowledge of the area more so than an exact legal interpetation of suspicious activity.
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    johnnycee Wrote: I can't recall when I ever refered to a ped stop or a car stop as an investgative stop although thats what it is, there is no written policy or directive that describes what exactly is suspicious activity, each incident carries its own interpetation of it according to the surrounding circumstances and also the experiences of the officer,IE; people on a corner, one hands money to another, and then something is handed back to the other guy, you can't see it because the drugs are small and in a plastic baggie that fits in the palm of their hand, is this suspicious activity because the same guys on another corner in another part of town where the drug problem isn't so bad doing the same exchange and it doesn't warrant the level of suspicion as the previous corner, so it depends on the officers experience and knowledge of the area more so than an exact legal interpetation of suspicious activity.
    However innocent the items/actions appear, when the evidence is all added together, from the totality of the circumstance, would it lead to a trained officer to believe there is or about to be a crime committed. That's about as close as I can get to a legal interpretation, it's not the exact wording of the courts, my memory failed me on that. This is a very gray area with the courts, with rulings not in uniform. Law enforcement have be amonished for using the situation to fabricate/twist evidence to fit their versions of the events and formation of probable cause. Road side auto searches are a good example at to what has been used to form Probable Cause to search, religious sticker on bumper or hanging from mirror, clean car, dirty car, 2 shirts hanging in the back seat, shaving kit no other luggage visible. So this type of stop does depend upon the officers experience and knowledge, luck of the draw comes with whether, this knowledge is in how to circumvent the 4th Amend or to follow it. Hopefully most officers are there to protect and serve. This is not the case where I live with certain agencies, as that their wages are paid out of the siezure fund. This is an incentive to make seizures of money and property, while allowing the drugs to pass through.
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    If memory serves me right and although I wasn't assigned to any Drug Task Force other than as a support position, transport mostly, the seizures and subsquent forfitures of money and property were generally split up between the agencies involved, and their degree of participation was the determining factor as to how much their respective agency received, wages were not a consideration but I guess the monies recovered and equipment seized did allow the agency to save on those purchases that would have been purchased so the savings in their budgets must have reflected that, possibilty in wage increases.
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    johnnycee Wrote: If memory serves me right and although I wasn't assigned to any Drug Task Force other than as a support position, transport mostly, the seizures and subsquent forfitures of money and property were generally split up between the agencies involved, and their degree of participation was the determining factor as to how much their respective agency received, wages were not a consideration but I guess the monies recovered and equipment seized did allow the agency to save on those purchases that would have been purchased so the savings in their budgets must have reflected that, possibilty in wage increases.
    Until a few years ago, here in Tennessee, seized money and money from the sales of seized property, was not to be used to pay salaries. This all change, now our Drug Task Forces are solely self supporting and dependent upon seized money and property. My Judicial District actually leases part of I-40 from Dickson County. They even have a written agreement that concerns when and where drug interdiction activities can take place. This agreement's sole concern is the West bound lanes. The west bound lanes are the "Money" lanes not drug trafficking lanes. The east bound side is where the drugs flow through. They do not want to stop the drugs, that would take the incentive of the money out of it. And reduce the amount of money that may travel back through Tennessee after the drugs sales.

    This is not a profiling traffic stop, but this will give an idea of how our local officers will attempt to circumvent the 4th Amend. I good friend was gone on vacation last week. Her daughter was house sitting. The law shows up looking for an individual that had a warrant for his arrest. This individual was not there, the only info that law had was that someone said he was there 3 days ago (false rumor). 5 or 6 officers entered the door as soon as her daughter answered the knock. She tells them the subject is not there. They insist on looking for him. She tells them that it's not her place, so she can not give them permission to search. Lead officer states that if she makes him jump through the hoops to be able to search, he can get a search warrant in 15 min. But he is going to tear the place up. Next he tells her daughter that he is going to call the landlord to get permission. Then he pretends to be on the phone with the landlord. Her daughter informs him that her mother owns the place that she is the landlord. She calls her mother, Mother tells them if they want to look for this subject to go ahead. Then they get to the mothers bedroom. Daughter is not the most trustworthy person and mother has kept her bedroom door key locked for as long as I have known her, 4 different houses during that time. Law request a key to enter from daughter. Daughter tells the she doesn't have one. She's called a liar and much more. They phone the mother back requesting access to a key. Mother informs there is not one that she can guarantee that no one is in there if the door is still locked. Because she locked it when she left and she has the only key. She's called a liar, and threaten to get a warrant and break the door down. Mother says that's the only way you can get in as she has the only key with her. So the law acts like they are getting a warrant, then officer shows up with a flexible camera and peer under the door.

    That was pretty much the end of it. From my understanding the subject had not been there in a while and did not have an active warrant at the time he was there. But look at how the officers tried to circumvent the 4th Amend, a law/right that they are supposed to defend. They attempted multi counts of persuasion/lies in the effort to gain consent. These officers did not follow the policy/theory that you spoke of. "I do not look at the 4th Amendent as an impedment to law Enforcement,but rather the more the 4th Amendment is followed when drawing up various warrants the more likely your arrest will stand up to scrunity"
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    Boone:
    I sure hope that the scenario that you described is the exception rather than the rule, otherwise somewhere down the line that particular Agency is going to be paying someone a lot of money. it appears from your narrative that several protocols were not adhered to.
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    I wish I could report that the scenario was an exception to the norm. But in reality, it's not in my area. Many officers take the gamble that Joe Blow does not know his Rights, nor does he have the funds to mount a defense. This case the daughter is a 23 year old that did not know her rights and the laws pertaining to them. She just knew her mother did not allow anyone into her room or house, without her mother present. She was more scared of her mother than the law. Most young women would have caved in to their tactics.

    This is an investigative report done by local news station. There is a wealth of info showing just how crooked our Law Enforcement is;

    http://www.newschannel5.com/category/211433/nc5-investigates-policing-for-profit


    This is a letter of agreement to lease the West Bound (money lanes) to the 23rd Judicial District, my Judicial District on indicated days. the reason for the lease is because I-40 is so much better for seizures, than any high in our own district

    http://www.newschannel5.com/link/594571/letter-of-agreement-between-dice-23rd-d...
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    johnnycee Wrote: If memory serves me right and although I wasn't assigned to any Drug Task Force other than as a support position, transport mostly, the seizures and subsquent forfitures of money and property were generally split up between the agencies involved, and their degree of participation was the determining factor as to how much their respective agency received, wages were not a consideration but I guess the monies recovered and equipment seized did allow the agency to save on those purchases that would have been purchased so the savings in their budgets must have reflected that, possibilty in wage increases.
    And this is why law enforcement is against ending the war on drugs. They like having their little parties stealing cars, money and houses form the citizens. Then they wonder why so many don't trust the cops. Some things just don't make sense.
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    Everyone should take a look at this link; http://www.newschannel5.com/category/211433/nc5-investigates-policing-for-profit

    Even with all the media attention, the Drug Task Force has not slowed down. If you are traveling I-40 in my state, especially between mile markers 150 and 204. you will see there activities daily. If they are so concerned about drugs and the issues caused by them. Then why are they looking in the west bound lanes, most all drugs transported to or through Tn come through the east bound lanes.

    Nor do they prosecute those who admit to transporting drug money. All they want is the money!