Sunday, January 30, 2011

Forensics, is it science?

In our current criminal justice system, we rely a lot on something referred to as Forensic science, but is forensic science really science? In order to determine this we have to break down what elements must be present in order for science to truly be scientific. Science relies on sound use of the Scientific Method, this is the primary way for those who practice science to identify something to study and make a hypothesis, then run many experiments or gather a lot of data, after which conclusions can be documented and re-tested by others. It is important to note, these conclusions may not be factual, they could be a result of scientific bias. Bias occurs when a scientist is running tests to attempt to prove something when there are perceived high stakes. The scientific method attempts to minimize bias in the testing phase. One of the easiest ways to alleviate bias is to open your work up for peer review. This is where other scientists can test your hypothesis, and conclusions then either support or refute them. Science is rarely if ever unanimous, so there is always dissenting opinions, and you must be prepared to deal with the bias of other scientists. If a compelling body of evidence, or research done by many scientists confirms a hypothesis, it can then considered a plausible theory. If you are looking to science to prove something, it is not the right field for you, science is never proof, it is simply evidence of a theory that could be proven wrong in the future. While many theories have practical applications, such as the theory of lift for an aircraft, there is still compelling argument about whether lift is simple Newtonian physics, or if it is the Bernoulli effect. In case you're wondering, the FAA doesn't officially recognize Newton's 3rd law an an explanation of lift, even though the Bernoulli effect has been invalidated as a major contributor of lift by many scientists.

The process to begin Forensic detection is normally that a prosecutor, or investigating police meets with a forensic “scientist” and explains the situation and what they want to find out. Occasionally a defense attorney will attempt to use a forensic scientist, however the burden of proof lies on the prosecutor. In America our legal system was founded on the presumption that people accused are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, this is why it is normally the prosecution utilizing forensics, it is to satisfy their burden of proof. When the prosecutor approaches the forensic investigator, they will normally give a back story about what they think this person did, and occasionally add irrelevant details outlining why this person is a very bad person and needs to be in jail. This establishes bias very effectively, the forensic scientist now has a one sided backstory they are attempting to prove. According to the Association of Forensic Scientists, forensic scientists are not supposed to be an arm of the prosecutor, nor are they supposed to be an arm of law enforcement, to do so would be an ethics violation.

So how come I have met with over 20 forensics scientists, and they all describe their job field as “law enforcement”? When I ask these so-called scientists if their tests have ever been reviewed by other scientists, they all said no. The most effective way to eliminate a single bias is to have a theory tested by multiple scientists, so why is peer review ignored by forensics? A few of the more honest forensic scientists I have talked agreed that they would never put anyone in jail if it was peer reviewed, because there would almost always be dissenting opinions. After years of peer reviewed documents on DNA, it has been found that DNA is an effective manner in which to test individuals for certain crimes, like rape, and murder. So what happens when the prosecutor doesn't get the answer they are looking for? Just ask Jerry Hobbs in Lake County Illinois, they keep the person in prison for years until another person is caught who matches the DNA test, just so the prosecutor can have his number of convictions very high.

What about fingerprints, those are accurate right?   While we haven't physically observed 2 fingerprints that are exactly the same, that doesn't mean there aren't any.   What's worse is that when observing fingerprints, you're looking for points of minutia, when you get a partial print, one forensic scientist might declare a match, while another might say it's inconclusive.   There isn't currently any peer reviewed documents concluding the probability of matching partial prints, or even how much of a print is needed to make a match.    What about ballistics?   Currently there is no scientific basis for measuring ballistics.  When bullets hit objects, they break, deform, shear off.   Unless the bullet only hits soft tissue, and isn't an expanding round, you can't be sure.  Telling someone they have a ballistic match on a handgun means they think they know what caliber it was, and if they have enough of the bullet they might be able to tell you how many grooves were in the gun, thus limiting them down to the bullet being fired from 1 of 22% of all the 9mm guns that exist.   Bite marks?   Normally bite marks are comparing 2 pictures to see if they match... art, is not science.   There really is no science behind bite marks.  So DNA is pretty much all we have.

The majority of the corruption in forensics, is from the prosecutors and police. While the forensic scientist who maybe got their degree online from the university of Florida might be wary of biting the hand that feeds them, many times the forensic scientist doesn't even get the correct evidence to test based on corruptions that are outside of their control. In conclusion, in forensics people use science, but that does not make them scientists, and currently our forensic scientists are more of an unethical arm of law enforcement, than they are part of the scientific community. When you think about the lives they affect, destroy or exonerate, it is hard to imagine this kind of power going unchecked by something as simple as a little ethical peer review.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Welcome DHS

Welcome friends from the DHS!   I hope you are seeing how ridiculous some of the laws of the nation can be as evidenced by your choice of pageload:

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Oh, so it was a Defensive Dildo

Carolee Bildsten, the woman arrested for assaulting an officer with a feminine pleasure device, has given us her side of the story today:

“I’m counting my cash to make sure I take out enough, and the officer walks into my bedroom and startles me,” Bildsten said, adding that she had recently read an article about a Gurnee police officer who was convicted of sexual assault, which made her nervous.
“I don’t know, it was just this male police officer and me in the apartment, and he startled me,” she said.
Bildsten said she never attacked the officer with the sex toy. She just “instinctively raised it up in a defensive move.”

The officer she had read about was Jay Simon, a "highly decorated officer" and he was convicted recently of molesting a 10 year old.  

The whole story is ridiculous because the officer obviously overreacted, and now we have another person who's life will be further ruined by the police, whom many people find frightening.   The officer should have chuckled it off, told her to knock it off and get the cash for her restaurant bill, and been done with it.   However, in Illinois, and many other states, if the police are involved there is a very high chance an arrest will be made.  

As for her allegation that the officer startled her... he should have, he was committing a number of felonies in Illinois.  For example, in Illinois, there is no exception to the "Aggravated Unlawful use of a Weapon" Felony charge for police officers, so technically they're not allowed to be armed.   If you see any Illinois police officer, it is your legal duty to detain or report his felonious activity of carrying a gun that's not unloaded and in a case in that state.  

Monday, January 17, 2011

Oh, that makes sense

Whenever you elevate one set of people above the normal laws and restrictions of society you will get something like this, people posing as those elevated privilege holders in order to rob people and make them extremely scared about fighting back.   

Chicago police are looking for two men who posed as police officers and robbed several people on the southwest side since December, officials said today.
The robberies occurred after the victims were approached by one or two men who identified themselves as police officers, complete with badges, hand-held radios, flashlights and handguns, police said in a community alert.

The solution is easy... Make police follow the laws, and when they don't, allow citizens the same self-defense measures they would have against any other person beating them senseless, or robbing them, or abducting them for no reason.   

This will make many collectivists very uneasy, so I've probably just added myself to some more lists... you're welcome!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Naperville IL settles suit

After responding to a call to settle a verbal dispute, a Naperville police officer decided to cuff a man, made racial slurs at him, and ordered the dog to bite him while cuffed.    Now the city has settled the lawsuit that resulted from this incident for $21K

Not surprising the city spokesman "Stands by their police department and their actions." Which actually sounds more racist to me... 

After being handcuffed without incident, one of four white officers ordered his police dog to bite Odom, who is black, the lawsuit states. Odom suffered "humiliation and bleeding" as a result of the dog's bite to his thigh, which left his shorts and underwear tattered, according to the suit.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Illinois Tax hike

David Codrea beat me to the punch, check out his story and links.

Drunkening up that snow plow

Just in from Racine, WI:

RACINE - A Racine police investigator has been cited on suspicion of drunken driving following a crash late last month that put him in the hospital.
Donald Nuttall Jr., 36, was given a citation for operating while intoxicated by the State Patrol, which handled the Dec. 30 crash in the 13000 block of Braun Road.

 Where was his specialized training when he was drunk smashing into that plow?

Why this blog exists.

2 years ago I was riding as a passenger in a car.   Another car kept driving erratically in front of us.  They would speed up to the normal speed limit, then slow down, when car behind them didn't adjust their speed in time, they would then slam on their brakes to the point of locking them up, then they'd speed up, and get more aggressive at getting the car behind them closer.   The driver of the car I was in fell for this twice, then kept a LARGE distance between us and them.   We get to the next stop sign, and the driver of the other car decides he hasn't messed with us enough yet, so they park there, and remain parked there.   Traffic builds behind us over the next 2 minutes.  The driver and I have a quick discussion about whether we could pass them or not, my theory is that they were a road obstruction at this point in time, and able to be legally circumvented.    As we pulled out to go around them, they squealed their tires to keep even with us attempting to run us into other cars.   For the next 5 minutes the car kept creeping to our rear right quarter panel then cutting over to try to hit us, the driver skillfully avoided them each time.   I called 911 dispatch at this time, and informed them there was a madman on the road that has already tried to run us off the road 3 times.   They told us the other driver already called them, and that we should meet officers at a gas station down the road.    So we informed them we would comply if they told the other car to back away, the other car did and we went to the gas station.   The Police arrived and began asking us what happened, we told the story to the best of our ability. 

The other driver, Jeffrey Woodruff Sr. and passenger Jeffrey Woodruff Jr. did a better job of making us sound like evil-doers, claiming that I, the passenger, threw everything from "small items" to entire "bottles" at their car hitting it several times miraculously not only leaving no evidence of this at the intersection, but leaving no damage to their 12 year old car either!  The Deputy Fred Mason then placed me under arrest for "disorderly conduct" even though I felt this was not a constitutionally sound arrest and that I had the duty to resist, I also knew I was in Illinois, and the constitution doesn't matter, so I should comply with anything the officer wanted.   I equate this action of the officer as breaking an Illinois law, "aggravated kidnapping" because he felt it okay to take me somewhere where the phones didn't even work, I couldn't tell anyone where I was at for 10 hours. 

Officer Swanson of the Lake County Sheriff's department, also works in the Metropolitan Enforcement Group, a drug and gun grabbing arm of the Lake county Sheriff's wanted to search the car because he saw the driver's work belt for her security job.   She worked unarmed security at the time, and there was a belt in the car.   He threatened to break the window if she didn't let him in her car, and she caved in.  After he was in, he felt that it was okay to manufacture drug evidence against the driver somehow so they could arrest her too.  This is a man who has access to all types of drugs, so I find it fishy when he plants something so small on someone in a nice neat little case, 0.6 grams of alleged  Marijuana, opens it up, and I remember the contents of the "case" one metal looking pipe, and the only marijuana he claimed was there was in that pipe.  So now we're both being hauled in, the car is being towed, and the people who were driving in recklessness... they got to sit there, and laugh about it.  The car gets searched and they find my Springfield M1a, Disassembled in a case in the back seat, under it was the driver's Taurus 24/7 9mm, unloaded, also in a case.   She was on her way to a range with knowledgeable experts at it who could troubleshoot why she couldn't disassemble it, the slide was stuck.  They took the M1a which was brand new and never fired, and the Taurus, except now they charged the driver with 2 counts of "Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon" because of the planted Marijuana.  The driver was from Wisconsin, so the 2nd count of "Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon" was for not having a FOID card.   So she has 2 counts of a Class 3 felony, the same as beating someone in the face with a crowbar, then skull fucking them when they were unconscious on the ground, except this girl, she had done nothing to anyone!  She never touched, or motioned towards a firearm at all, and she's charged with USING it in a FELONIOUS way.

After the police reports are written, the amount of seized narcotics related items increases from just the pouch, suddenly glass pipes get added in triplicate to the report, so they push for additional drug paraphenalia charges.   The girl was a former Army MP, honerably discharged.   I bailed her out of the Lake County Cesspool the next day.   She is still emotionally damaged from her experience at a place worse than hell to this day.   They stick you in open walled cages, with a toilet in the very center, it is a dehumanizing place where you are stripped, hosed off, cavity searched (raped) while the officers joke about it.  I got my rifle back, but it had been fired several times... that's right, they even raped my rifle.

So we spend the next 2 and half years paying for court case after court case.   My Misdemeanor Disorderly conduct charge is dismissed because the 2 Woodruff Asshats who filed the charges refused to come to court and account for their dramatically different lies they separately wrote.   So now I am free and clear, but the driver was still in a world of trouble.   Over the next year we spend over $30,000 on court costs, the driver is no longer a citizen, unable to purchase any firearms, or pass a background check to get a new job, as her security job was lost... being indicted for a felony and all.  

When all is said and done, our lawyer makes a plea deal, 2 felonies, down to a misdemeanor.   It was accepted, and she owed $996 in fees and fines, 2 years of supervision, and 150 hours of community service.   Meanwhile her house goes into foreclosure because she has been unable to get a job based on her background check results.   When you are accused of a crime, your life ceases to work for you.   I'd like you also to compare her sentence of 2 years supervision, and 150 hours of community service for essentially transporting a gun improperly... to Chicago Detective John Killackey's sentence for refusing to pay a cabbie for a fare, then pulling his gun on that cabbie when drunk... he got 60 hours of community service, and 18 months probation, plus he got his gun back, and kept his job.    The driver of the car I was in never got her Taurus PT111 millenium pro 9mm pistol back, the state siezed it for "destruction or police purposes".   I'd still like to know where that gun went... I imagine it found its way to an inner city child for a few hundred dollars that some officer probably refers to as a "bonus". 

So at this time, my credit card is overwhelming, I paid for everything, I had 3 jobs and wasn't getting anywhere.   So I stopped paying my mortgage, and now my house is in foreclosure, but I found a place to live in Minnesota, and I intend to stay here as long as possible.   We are free and clear now, and living outside of that unequitable craphole of impossible to follow gun laws... the next chapter is beginning, thanks for reading.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

It's not about safety

More on Illinois' Red Light Cameras

It's not about safety, it's about revenue.  The Judges, prosecuters, city officials, and state reprentatives are all in on this conspiracy to take your property (money) from you without giving you the proper due process.

Read this and process:
Title 18, U.S.C., Section 241
Conspiracy Against Rights

This statute makes it unlawful for two or more persons to conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person of any state, territory or district in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him/her by the Constitution or the laws of the United States, (or because of his/her having exercised the same).
It further makes it unlawful for two or more persons to go in disguise on the highway or on the premises of another with the intent to prevent or hinder his/her free exercise or enjoyment of any rights so secured.
Punishment varies from a fine or imprisonment of up to ten years, or both; and if death results, or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for any term of years, or for life, or may be sentenced to death.

Also please read this:
Title 18, U.S.C., Section 242
Deprivation of Rights Under Color of Law

This statute makes it a crime for any person acting under color of law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom to willfully deprive or cause to be deprived from any person those rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution and laws of the U.S.
This law further prohibits a person acting under color of law, statute, ordinance, regulation or custom to willfully subject or cause to be subjected any person to different punishments, pains, or penalties, than those prescribed for punishment of citizens on account of such person being an alien or by reason of his/her color or race.
Acts under "color of any law" include acts not only done by federal, state, or local officials within the bounds or limits of their lawful authority, but also acts done without and beyond the bounds of their lawful authority; provided that, in order for unlawful acts of any official to be done under "color of any law," the unlawful acts must be done while such official is purporting or pretending to act in the performance of his/her official duties. This definition includes, in addition to law enforcement officials, individuals such as Mayors, Council persons, Judges, Nursing Home Proprietors, Security Guards, etc., persons who are bound by laws, statutes ordinances, or customs.
Punishment varies from a fine or imprisonment of up to one year, or both, and if bodily injury results or if such acts include the use, attempted use, or threatened use of a dangerous weapon, explosives, or fire shall be fined or imprisoned up to ten years or both, and if death results, or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.

Now take the appropriate legal action against those responsible for infringing on this:
Amendment 5
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

I got out just in time

Now in Illinois if you drive 85 mph on the highway, you go to jail!   This is exactly what Illinois needed, an excuse to put more people in jail, because they have absolutely no overcrowding issues whatsoever.  Illinois needs to stop worrying about how to put citizens in jail, and start worrying about how to keep them out of jail.   I have escaped, but I will continue to report on the oppression that is overbearing on our midwest, namely spreading outward from Illinois.  Thanks for the heads up on this story Scott!