Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Great news! Oppression might be reversing itself!

Today a Federal appellate court ruled that Illinois' complete ban on carrying firearms is unconstitutional, and gave Illinois lawmakers 180 days to pass new laws that don't ban firearms.   Expect severe resistance from the Democratic party of Illinois, which has replaced its humanity with an eerie strict adhesion to a non-party stance of being anti-gun.   

"The Supreme Court has decided that the amendment confers a right to bear arms for self-defense, which is as important outside the home as inside," Judge Richard Posner wrote in the court's majority opinion. "The theoretical and empirical evidence (which overall is inconclusive) is consistent with concluding that a right to carry firearms in public may promote self-defense."
He continued: "Illinois had to provide us with more than merely a rational basis for believing that its uniquely sweeping ban is justified by an increase in public safety. It has failed to meet this burden."

This victory was provided in part by the Second Amendment Foundation, this is a group that really deserves support, as they fight a majority of the legal battles that are reshaping the stigmatization of guns.    

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Illinois Lawmaker jailed for Carrying in O'hare

Donne Trotter, Democrat, with a history of non-votes for gun rights is now probably regretting those decisions as he has been jailed for attempting to carry a pistol onto an airplane.   You may not remember but Trotter voted "present" in 1997 on a measure to reduce the charge of carrying a concealed pistol on you from a felony to a misdemeanor.   More recently this slimy worm voted for a large capacity magazine ban, outlawing magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.  Of course that large capacity magazine ban didn't apply to many groups:

19       (d) This Section does not apply to or affect any of the
20   following:
21           (1) Peace officers as defined in Section 2-13 of this
22       Code and retired peace officers not otherwise prohibited
23       from receiving a firearm, in possession of a large capacity
24       ammunition feeding device transferred to the retired peace
25       officer by his or her law enforcement agency upon
26       retirement

Some of you may recall that the 2nd Amendment is quite clear, the right to keep and BEAR arms shall not be infringed...  however in Illinois it is a felony to bear arms in any manner, rights denied, tyranny wins.     Now a man who was in a position to make a positive change in that and didn't, is in and now out of jail for carrying an unloaded handgun through security.    The press so incompetently adds that his handgun had "a magazine clip with six bullets".   Someday, I'd like someone to explain what a magazine clip is... is it a clip that holds several magazines together?   

Don't get me wrong, I don't believe the man did anything wrong... except betray himself and the entire populace of the state of Illinois by making safe, party friendly non-votes on gun issues.    For that, he deserves to taste what the citizenry face every day in that wretched police state.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Their minds really just don't work right

I like to see what the opinions on the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence are like, so I "liked" the page on facebook.   I engaged in polite but dissenting discussion, so they banned me from writing comments on their page.   Silence any dissent, this is a very American idea is it not?   I'm going to use this space to document, and respond to some of their idiocy.  

From Quincy, Massachusetts:
Judy Coleman My part of the country is not as dangerous as the parts that allow concealed weapons.... maybe there is a correlation.
Judy Coleman never checked her facts.   If she had, she'd realize that her beloved state of Massachusetts has a violent crime rate of 428.4 per every 100,000 people via 2011 Uniform Crime Reports.    Illinois, another strict gun control state has a violent crime rate of 429.3 per every 100,000 people via 2011 Uniform Crime reports.   So let's compare this to my state, that allows a general permit to carry, meaning you can open carry, or conceal carry at your discretion:  Minnesota is HALF of the other two states, at 221.2 per 100,000 people via 2011 Uniform Crime Reports.   Montana is similar, as a state with strong gun rights, has a violent crime rate of 267 per 100,000 people.  New Hampshire, the state north of Massachusetts has strong gun rights, and similar demographics... their violent crime rate is  188 per 100,000!  These statistics seem to prove exactly the opposite of what Judy Coleman, the ignorant anti-gunner stated.   But she probably never thought to research her statements, who would do that?

Here's a trifecta from my opinion of a bully, and a repressionist:

  • Sue Miller Put all of these people into one state and take away anything like cell phone's and computers..ect. If they want to live in the past...2 hours ago · 3Sue Miller Let them all just shoot it out!!2 hours ago · 1Sue Miller Some people don't now too much about gun's if they think a hand gun would have stopped the shooter at the Aurora theater ...

This person believes that owning a gun, means that you want to live in the past, and in order to own a gun, you must give up modern conveniences.   My readership should be more intelligent than this.   Guns are a modern tool, and this person needs to learn to live with them, and respect freedom and liberty.    She also believes falsely that gun owners would shoot each other if all armed in the same room... I suppose that explains all the gun range massacres, right?  Oh yeah!  Those don't happen!   I guess the only explanation is that she doesn't have the appropriate capacity to think for herself or draw conclusions based in reality, and she is obviously a person who doesn't "know" too much about guns, as she also failed to realistically rationalize the outcome in Aurora Colorado had there been armed patrons in the theater.

This is just a venting post, been quiet lately, and because the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence is anti-liberty, they have no problems preventing intelligent debate on their page, thus proving they don't believe in the ideals of this nation, and they are really out to change it in a very damaging way.      

Friday, September 21, 2012

Metropolitan Enforcement Group Strikes Again

Reported on the News Sun, the Metropolitan Enforcement Group of Lake County Illinois has struck again.   Storming the house of a man with no contraband, they held guns to the faces of private citizens in their own homes.  

Architect Paul Brown was in the basement of his home at the end of Adelphi Avenue when he heard a “huge noise” Friday afternoon that drew him up the stairs where he was meet by gun in his face.
He was handcuffed and placed on a chair. And a gun was still pointed at his face.

Why a gun was pulled on a guy in his own home, and why it was still on his face while he was handcuffed is beyond comprehension.    When have we descended to a society where the "war on drugs" justifies actions such as aggravated assault, and criminal damage to property?   The police were reported as being angry the suspects were not guilty of something too!

“They were upset they didn’t find anything. When I asked them who was going to pay for the door they basically said, ‘Not us’,” said Brown, who noted the door on his luxury home was valued at $3,000 some 12 years ago and the lock set was another $130 from Home Depot.
Of course these actions simply end up costing taxpayers a lot of money.   So even if you support the war on drugs, you can't argue that it's not costing you money.

He has hired an attorney, Christopher Cohen, to look into filing a civil suit. 

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Two Trekkies try to drive through Illinois... Oops.

This video is worth the 17 minutes, it is full of very informative material concerning the use of K9's to remove your 4th Amendment rights.  

How often does this happen and it results in an unwarranted arrest on made up charges?    How difficult or far fetched is it to think this dishonest cop would plant drugs in order to make an arrest?   Were these guys just lucky that the officer didn't have any on him?   Stay Aware!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Can't keep bad Cops down.

Lake County Illinois, the county just to the north of Cook County has been the center of numerous travesties of justice.   One of the most recent is what the Chicago Tribune reported:  Lou Tessmann, and Jeffrey Pavletic have been teaching taxpayer  funded courses to certify other officers, even though both have been accused of improper interrogation techniques.   As you may or may not recall, Pavletic worked at the Lake County state's attorney's office and was in charge of the Jerry Hobbs case, in which an innocent man spent 5 years in jail awaiting trial for the murder of his daughter that he didn't commit.   The case was so messed up, that one of the County Prosecutors was selected to take the fall in order to keep Michael Waller in the clear.

Waller on the other hand is too busy announcing that police officers broke no laws when beating someone to death, and will not prosecute them.   Of course not, the Police are an integral part of Waller's income.  Of course the good news is that Waller is retiring, so it's up to the remaining citizens of Lake County to elect a good and righteous State's Attorney...   I suggest electing someone who wants to fix the problems in Lake County's Law Enforcement and Judicial system, but the candidates look like a bunch of status quo types to me.

Stay safe out there!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Look out for latest Illinois sin tax

The Illinois General Assembly is hard at work protecting the interests of the Chicago Political machine.   This time, they wish to create a new grant fund called the High Crime Trauma Center Grant Fund.  The proposal is HB5167 and it was proposed by Democrat Kelly Cassidy, and Democrat Kimberly du Buclet.    Is taxing a right ethical?   Can I tax a church extra for being allowed to practice religion?   Can I tax Kimberly du Buclet extra for having perjurous opinions?  I am not a republican, I am not a democrat, I'm just some hick what lives in the woods with too many guns... but what I see here is a dirty scheme for democrats to levy a tax that will mostly only affect republicans, third party and non-partisan people.   This kind of politically targeted taxation is wrong.   So how come the people of Illinois aren't trying to charge Kelly Cassidy and Kimberly du Buclet with perjury, a violation of their oath, as well as several violations of the state, and federal constitutions?   Show your lawmakers there are consequences for being evil... otherwise they will simply continue to be evil.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Chicago cops busted by the Feds

This article came to my attention:

Two Chicago police officers were arrested on federal theft charges after they allegedly stole $5,200 from a man they believed was a drug courier but who in fact was secretly cooperating with federal authorities.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Police get their attorney fees paid

John Burge, the name should be familiar to you, since he was convicted in 2010 on 3 counts of obstructing justice, and perjury.   The only downside is that he can't be held accountable for the torture he performed on alleged criminals that were unfortunate enough to meet him.   There is a statute of limitations on torture apparently, but not on the perjury related to lying about not torturing suspects because of a recent court case.   If you're scratching your head, it is a good time to do that, because now it seems, the Fraternal Order of Police has paid all his legal fees, and are now unhappy with the amount of fees!

The FOP had agreed to pay Burge’s legal fees following his indictment for perjury and witness tampering and his conviction for lying about the torture and abuse of criminal suspects, according to the lawsuit.

That's right, if you are a cop who tortured suspects, then lied about it in court, there is a union that will pay it for you!  Next time the FOP calls you for a donation, I expect you to tell them where to shove it.  Even moreso now that the FOP are unhappy with the amount of fees they paid and have sued Burge's attorneys!   That's right, a large police union not only paid for the legal fees for a man who was guilty of terrible crimes against the citizens of Illinois, but also is fronting the money to sue his attorneys, whom they claim didn't deliver on all the services that they were billed for.   I believe it is due time to stop all outside funding for the Fraternal Order of Police, next time you get something from them in the mail to donate, write them a letter back that tells them how disappointed you are in several aspects of their performance.   Don't forget, they are the ones who believe removing Illinois' unconstitutional eavesdropping law would hinder police performance, by making them accountable to their crimes... Or as Fraternal Order of Police president Mark Donahue put it while defending its existance:

“(it) can affect how an officer does his job on the street.”

Just remember when you have an encounter with a police officer, you are inferior to them in every way,  they have unions to pay their legal bills, they rarely ever get convicted of the crimes they commit, so be careful, consider every officer to be a dangerous animal.   It still amazes me how they wonder where the us vs. them mentality comes from...  If they wonder, it's because the world has become Homo Sapiens vs Sus Scrofa.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Chicago settles two police related lawsuits

A lawsuit from 2003 where war protesters were arrested without warning for demonstrating without a permit was finally settled this week.   Chicago agreed to pay out a total of $6.2 million dollars which is to be divided amongst more than 700 people.   It comes out to about $8,700 per person.   Many may think that is fair, since no one was injured, but if you think about it, imprisonment is in itself an injury.

Another lawsuit, this time from 2006 was settled this week.   The family of Kenneth Elrod received $1.25 million dollars for the wrongful shooting death of their son by an off-duty police officer.   They received an additional $100,000 for the excessive force used.   Daniel Centera was also killed by the same officer that night, but the family dropped out of the lawsuit in 2008.   The police officer, Edward Yerke was driving his Hummer around Chicago, when he claimed two youths in a pickup pointed guns at him, and he fired in fear of his life.  

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Media fails to get details, again.

Police responding to a domestic situation called upon their elite Hostage Barricade Terrorist Unit.   Once again, this is a report of Police either firing their guns to either intimidate someone, or to try to kill them but missing.

although police fired a shot at a man with a knife the situation ended without any injuries, police said.  
There are several important questions the media never asks, like what was the man doing with the knife?   What kind of knife was it?   Certain types of knives, like butter knives don't warrant being shot at.    The lack of details on the situation are disturbing enough.  Not to mention the fact that an elite Hostage Barricade Terrorist Unit discharged a firearm in a populated city, which as I understand is against many laws in most states, because that bullet has to go somewhere which could injure a person you can't see.    I guess when you have a badge general laws that pertain to the basic health and safety of the community no longer matter.  

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Good news in Gary Indiana

A thief attempting to rob one of the few Rally's restaurants in the midwest met an untimely end when they suddenly realized while Gary Indiana is close to Chicago, it's in a state that lets its citizens defend themselves.   The result was one criminal was dead on the street, and all the workers at the restaurant were safe.   The police were of course critical and simultaneously supportive of the hero's actions stating with Detective Del Stout stating:

“While we don’t encourage people being robbed to take the law into their own hands, it did work out in this instance. There is no telling what might have happened if the employee had not had a weapon.”

Since when was self-defense taking the "law" into your own hands?   Self defense is life or death... and this cop wants to make it sound like they could have had a committee meeting about it!    If detective Del Stout really wants to know what would have happened if the fast food restaurant had been unarmed, he need only look 40 miles northwest to the Brown's Chicken Massacre, which now has its own Wikipedia page...   Keep protecting yourselves Indiana, don't pay attention to what the police encourage, if the police don't lock their own guns in a cabinet at home and patrol without them, then neither should you leave your guns at home!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

More Field Sobriety Test Hypocrisy

A Chicago Police officer, Richard Bolling who was charged with a fatal DUI crash in 2009, is now being claimed he passed a field sobriety test, AND a breathalyzer.   There are further claims that he did not receive any special treatment for being a police officer. 

So let's go over the norm...  You are involved in a fatal car accident, the police arrive.   Within minutes you would be issued a breathalyzer, if there was any alcohol at all on your breath, you would be arrested and processed since you just killed someone.   How did Richard Bolling get treated?

"It was four and a half hours after the crash, and only under pressure from an Internal Affairs sergeant, when Bolling submitted to a Breathalyzer and registered 0.079 percent, just under the legal limit of 0.08 percent, prosecutors said."

Yes... the lack of special treatment is VERY apparent in this case... 4.5 hours after the crash, he blew .001 under the legal limit... does this stink to anyone else, or just me?   It gets better though...

Prosecutors alleged in opening statements that Bolling, who was off-duty at the time, wasn’t given a field sobriety test until nearly two hours after he was arrested driving the wrong way down a street shortly after the crash. Officers at the scene said he passed the exam.
So he drove away from his accident... and got pulled over shortly after the crash going the wrong way on the roadway...   Meanwhile the same field sobriety test that is designed to incriminate non Law Enforcement Officials, managed to add evidence that Bolling wasn't impaired.   When the system is this broken, the only solution is to cut all funding to the offending agencies, and start them fresh with rules that prevent abuse.  

Of course his Law Enforcement Brothers were caught saying interesting things during the course of events:

According to court filings by prosecutors, an undisclosed superior officer was captured on a video recording at the crash scene telling Bolling he would “try to help you out as much as possible.”

Does this make sense to everyone now?   If you kill a 13 year old after drinking on the road, you are the scum of the earth, and many people would argue for the death penalty for you, or Lock you up for 20 years. But if a Police officer kills a 13 year old after drinking on the road... he's a great guy who just had an accident as illustrated by these media statements:

Bolling, who is expected to testify, joined the force in 1992 and had been working in the narcotics unit. The son of a retired Chicago police officer, Bolling received 20 honorable mentions and numerous department commendations and had no prior criminal record.

Imagine that, Bolling had no criminal record... hard to imagine he swung that feat, even though he BARELY got arrested for Vehicular Manslaughter!     The system doesn't work the same for you as it does for them, and then "they" wonder where the us vs. them attitude comes from.