Policing America: should the green shirts be exchanged for Brown Shirts?

Fascism-When-We-Do-ItI submit that is a question you need to ask.

First, watch this video, an excerpt from the John Stossel show “Policing America: Security vs Liberty” recently broadcasted on Fox News, July 26th, involving USBP checkpoints up to 100 miles inland from an American border:

I find this shameful and repulsive, personally and professionally.  As anyone in law enforcement (as I am) knows, there is the spirit or the law and the letter of the law.

A pastor had both of his vehicle windows broken and was Tazed from both sides when he refused to let USBP search his vehicle.  He is Caucasoid and spoke clear English.

The issue?  The federal law indicating “a reasonable distance from the border.”  Is 60 miles reasonable?  100 miles?  Yes, 100 miles.  As Stossel points out, that’s where most Americans live, when you consider our borders north and south, and our coastlines east and west.

Some persons are installing cameras in their cars to document these abrogations, God bless them.  This is pushback and they are patriotic for doing so.  Again, see the video above.

The SCOTUS said that travelers can be briefly detained for the purpose of conducting a limited inquiry into residence status, as per United States vs Martinez-Fuerte, 428 US 543 (1976).  Neither the vehicle nor its occupants can be searched, yet the video clearly shows that Americans are being told to submit to detentions, searches, and arrests resulting from non-cooperation when more than an ID check is demanded.

How does one conduct a brief check into residency status?  Speak to the individual stopped, see if they speak English, check for a driver’s license and/or other forms of identification.  Any prudent and reasonable LEO can tell you this readily.

What we see displayed above is what is known in law enforcement as “contempt of cop.”  As in: you have pissed me off because you have dared to challenge my authority, and I am now making it personal.

John Stossel says “big government creates problems,” and that is certainly the case here, involving the Fourth Amendment.  “It’s like living in occupied territory,” some lawful residents of the United States of America are saying.

More Americans, as Stossel says, are pushing back.  As I submit they should, particularly if they possess video evidence of their incidents.  Further, as an affected citizen in an incident similar to those above, I would be suing the federal agencies involved and then the individuals themselves because, as the agents themselves made it personal, perhaps they should take a helping of “personal” in return.

Let there be no mistake: I have been in law enforcement for 41 years.  I have worked in a LE capacity for the federal government and for local agencies, where I have worked now for 35 years.  I was a Field Training Officer (FTO) in Patrol and have been in training the bulk of my LE career.  I taught my trainees to respect the foundational documents and in fact they had not only to conform to my agency training regimen, but my personal training regimen as well, which included knowledge about the Bill of Rights and its applicable amendments.

I emphasized that arrests and detentions should be built but upon solid probable cause and reasonable suspicion, and that we do not bluff.  If the law is not on our side, then we don’t make a potential bad situation worse.  We know, I would literally say (and wrote in my own adjunct training manual that I would hand out to my charges), when to back down.

Let me submit this for your consideration: if the USBP were literally “striking it rich” from vehicle blockades many miles within the United States proper, they and the Obama Administration would be crowing about it from the tallest of spires, the mightiest hilltops, far and wide, proving the efficacy of these policies.  Not only that, the American Media Maggots, sycophants that they are, would plaster these statistics over TV screens and newspapers for days and days.

Except they aren’t.  Which tells me one very salient thing: the stats are not bearing out the efficacy of this policy.  Trust me, if these interior check points were literal gold mines of success and productivity you would know.

And as far as Representative Peter King (R) is concerned, he is wrong.  Open your eyes.  All you have to do, sir, is watch this video.

Big Brother is indeed watching.  But in this case, watching the wrong Americans — whilst purposely allowing illegal invaders easy passage through our southern border.

Big-Brother-BWThis makes absolutely no sense whatsoever to me.

This is not the America I remember from even, say, 30 years ago.

I still adhere to the age-old axiom and standard I was held to when I worked Detectives, in Theft, Child Abuse, Warrants, Robbery and Homicide: see below.

Come Back With a WarrantThat is how it is done in a free United States of America where the police respect the foundational documents, the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

Should the USBP exchange their green shirts for Brown Shirts?

BZ

 

Illegal immigrant children’s facility: “What are they trying to hide?”

Bridenstine Turned Away at HHS Facility

Rep. Jim Bridenstine turned away at HHS facility in Oklahoma by security.

Even a US Congressman cannot get in to a HHS facility where illegal immigrant children are being warehoused.

What are they trying to hide?” he asked.

As I posted yesterday, physicians and medical staff are being threatened with arrest regarding illegal immigrant children:

A government-contracted security force threatened to arrest doctors and nurses if they divulged any information about the contagion threat at a refugee camp housing illegal alien children at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, sources say.

In that vein, from NationalReview.com:

HHS Bars Congressman from Seeing Immigrant Children

by Joel Gehrke

A Health and Human Services official refused to allow a member of Congress to enter a facility in his district where some of the unaccompanied immigrant children are being housed.

Representative Jim Bridenstine (R., Okla.) was told he could schedule an appointment for July 21. “​What are they trying to hide?” Bridenstine said after the incident. “​Do they not want the children to speak with Members of Congress? As a Navy pilot, I have been involved in operations countering illicit human trafficking. I would like to know to whom these children are being released.”

Precisely: “What are they trying to hide?”

Here is part of what I believe they are trying to hide: the terrible condition of these children, the diseases they carry, and perhaps even the beginning of a type of disease that can readily go epidemical.

Revealed, Leftists know there would be a clear backlash against further illegal immigrants and children allowed into the nation — and rightly so.  Very rightly so.

The congressman said that a security guard at the Fort Sill, Okla., facility refused to let him enter the barracks without HHS approval even though he is a member of Congress.

But here’s the rub: he was a Republican congressman.  We know what would have occurred had the man been a Demorat.

“There is no excuse for denying a Federal Representative from Oklahoma access to a federal facility in Oklahoma where unaccompanied children are being held,” Bridenstine said in the press release. ”Any Member of Congress should have the legal authority to visit a federal youth detention facility without waiting three weeks.”

On Congressman Bridenstine’s site, his press release about the incident is here.  It reads:

Jul 2, 2014
Press Release
Washington, DC, July 2, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Congressman Jim Bridenstine (OK) was denied access yesterday to the HHS facility at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma currently housing up to 1,200 unaccompanied alien children (UAC) who illegally crossed the southern border into the United States.

Congressman Bridenstine said, “There is no excuse for denying a Federal Representative from Oklahoma access to a federal facility in Oklahoma where unaccompanied children are being held.  Any Member of Congress should have the legal authority to visit a federal youth detention facility without waiting three weeks.”

The Health and Human Services (HHS) official who appears to be in charge of the facility told Congressman Bridenstine he could schedule an appointment for July 21.  HHS Deputy Director of the Office of Public Affairs, Ken Wolfe, would not take the Congressman’s phone call.  The Congressman was told to send Mr. Wolfe an email as that was the preferred method of communication.  Congressman Bridenstine’s email to Mr. Wolfe included this press release.

“After my visit today with the base commander, I approached the barracks where the children are housed.  A new fence has been erected by HHS, completely surrounding the barracks and covered with material to totally obscure the view.  Every gate is chained closed.   

“I approached a security guard and asked to speak with the manager of the facility.  The guard called his supervisor who said no visitors were allowed.  I asked if they were aware that I am a Member of Congress.  Eventually the manager came out and said that I would have to go through HHS legislative affairs and that the first chance to visit would be July 21st.

“What are they trying to hide?  Do they not want the children to speak with Members of Congress?  As a Navy pilot, I have been involved in operations countering illicit human trafficking.  I would like to know to whom these children are being released.”

Ft. Sill is one of three facilities in the U.S. currently housing the unaccompanied alien children.  The Administration policy is that after they are apprehended on the border by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the children are transferred to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for transport, and then placed in the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) until released to a so-called “sponsor” in the U.S.

AMM - American Media Maggots 1Obama displays no transparency nor do any of the minions doing his bidding.  There has never been, in fact, a more opaque administration that I can recall in my 63 years on the planet.  And with that, the American Media Maggots are complicit with their conspicuous silence.

Now: you know what I believe the Obama Administration via the HHS is trying to hide.  The conditions.

BZ

 

Rep. David Scott (D – Georgia, 13th District) has the guts to state the obvious:

If you want to see what ObamaKare looks like, look at the current VA.  The VA is the minor leagues, and ObamaKare is the majors.

God bless David Scott for DARING to make this statement in public for all to see.

However, the American Media Maggots will not broadcast this video far and wide.  They will do their best to ensure you will NOT see this video for even a few seconds.

Take it away David Scott:

And there you have it.  From HotAir.com:

Via the Free Beacon, watch to the very end for the crucial counterpoint to Obama’s nonsense this morning. Namely, the VA’s problems are very well documented. When O harrumphs that he needs to study the problem or whatever, he’s transparently doing nothing more than buying time to plot his next move politically. He’s the guy who was calling VA wait times an “urgent” problem seven years ago. Now, suddenly, he needs a few weeks or months or years for you to lose interest to get to the bottom of all this. And the fact that it’s a Democrat, not a Republican, who’s on the floor laying that out tells me this is now a five-alarm fire inside a caucus that’s already panicked about being burned to the ground this November by Obama’s unpopularity. If he’s at 42 percent today, where’s he going to be in a month when his passivity, inaction, and — to borrow a Bush-era phrase beloved by the left — incuriosity about veterans languishing from VA corruption and sclerosis are firmly on the public’s radar? Wait until they find out that he hasn’t even formally met with Shinseki in nearly two years.

Thank you, Representative Scott, for daring to state something that, unfortunately, won’t be covered or mentioned by your compatriots.  You appear to stand alone for a bit but at least you took a public stand.  Forty veterans have likely DIED while simply waiting for care that was due and promised to them.

On the other hand, Mr Obama, you said and pledged and promised to build a “21st century VA” that would take care of our veterans.  Video of you saying that, here.

And to Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki I say:

You sniveling jackanape.

You think you inherited a problem-free environment?  Were you that stupid?

You sacrificed your fellow veterans and failedFAILED — to take care of them and honor them and look out for them.  They were the least capable to help themselves whilst, simultaneously, you were tasked to help them.  How could you possibly not do everything within your power to help each and every veteran having landed in a VA hospital?

Let me please state the obvious, Mr Shinseki: these veterans did not land in VA hospitals because they were happy and fulfilled and whole and uninjured.

They landed in VA hospitals because they were shot or blow apart or lost limbs or had extremities sawed off or had their minds inexorably altered by war and explosions and the searing redness of seeing their friends torn apart.

And you, sir, upon an Army Chief of Staff’s retirement — which is very, very generous — additionally served as a director for Honeywell, Ducommon, Grove Farm Corporation, First Hawaiian Bank and Guardian Life Insurance.

Let’s look at your portrait here, sir:

Gen_Eric_Shinseki_official_portraitOnce proud and true; an actual warrior.  You now make me ashamed, sir.

Since then you seem to have forgotten more than you have ever learned.  You are a minute shadow of your former self.

With you in mind, here is my goal at my advanced at of 63 and in my lowly position of Sergeant: my job is to ensure that, every shift, my troops go home at end of watch

As a supervisor for my Sheriff’s Department, my job is not to do anyone else’s job; not to do my Lieutenant’s job, not to do my Captain’s job, not to do the job of a deputy.  But still, to ensure that each and every person on my watch goes home safely and securely, no matter the cost or the advocation.

Because my job is to be an advocate for my troops unless and until they prove themselves unworthy of my advocation.

Safety rules all.  It trumps job or goal or mission.  Because if my troops aren’t safe and secure, then no one else can be safe or secure.

If this country cannot take care of 85 million Americans via the VA — then how can it possibly take care of 300 million Americans?

BZ

 

Trey Gowdy — a former federal prosecutor — questions the media on Benghazi

Some clear and obvious questions posed.

Unanswered by the media.

But mostly: do they actually care?  Or is it: they couldn’t care less?

“And you (journalists, the media) were supposed to provide oversight.  That’s why you have special liberties and that’s why you have special protections.”

As a former federal prosecutor, the selection of Mr Gowdy as Chairman was an excellent appointment.  He is already asking the right questions.

BZ

 

The continuing insanity of Leftists — “Eleanor Clift: Ambassador Stevens wasn’t murdered; he died from ‘smoke inhalation’ “

Eleanor CliftThe Leftists continue to derail time and again via the ever-willing American Media Maggots.

From the WashingtonTimes.com:

by Cheryl K. Chumley

Eleanor Clift, noted liberal columnist and pundit from the Daily Beast, insisted during a broadcast discussion of Benghazi on “The McLaughlin Group” that U.S. Ambassador  Christopher Stevens wasn’t really murdered.

He actually died from “smoke inhalation,” she said, Mediaite reported.

Her exact words: “I’d like to point out that Ambassador Stevens was not ‘murdered,’ ” she said, bending her fingers in the air to suggest the drawing of quote marks, “but died of smoke inhalation in a CIA safe room.”

And here is the proof that I am not making this up:

Is this idiot so incredibly tone deaf as to suggest that Ambassador Christopher Stevens simply died due to a mistake with fire?

Apparently she is.

Plus: she is still vomiting out the “video” meme when, in fact, even the Spite House itself has disavowed the video bent.

Ms. Clift’s reply: The terrorist attack was fueled by the anti-Muslim video. And “it was still a CIA [outpost]. If you’re going to put somebody on trial, put David Petraeus on trial, not Hillary Clinton.”

Does this woman not read her own Leftist newspapers?  Does she not watch the Defeatist, Elitist Media TV stations?  Does she not even monitor information from the Spite House itself?

Apparently she doesn’t.

This is so incredibly offensive as to beggar the imagination.

It is akin to suggesting that Jews weren’t murdered in the Holocaust, they just died of gas inhalation.

Or that they simply succumbed to heat exhaustion.

I still find myself staggered by this insanity and stupidity.

BZ