Thursday, July 29, 2010

Illinois Roadblocks Federally funded!?

I stumbled upon this nugget today that stated a recent "Roadside Safety Inspection" was funded by a federal grant.

Roadside Safety Checks are funded through a grant from the United States Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The grant is administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation, Division of Traffic Safety.

Apparently Illinois is using Federal dollars to violate your 4th amendment rights, I would suggest using your pens to fight the "soft war" directed at the US DoT, and NHTSA to tell them you don't approve of them funding 4th Amendment violating roadblocks. 

U.S. Department of Transportation
1200 New Jersey Ave, SE
Washington, DC 20590

NHTSA Headquarters
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
West Building
Washington, DC 20590


  1. Unfortunately the courts have condoned, I believe, these constitutional violations. Similar to "Sobriety Checkpoints" isn't it? The real target of the "soft war" should be the judiciary.


  2. I agree with where your head is... The problem is Illinois set the precedent on this matter in Illinois v. Lidster, 02-1060, the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that roadblocks were legal! Going judiciary goes nowhere with a supreme court ruling, so the only other option is to pressure the funding sources.