Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Know your rights when stopped by the cops

I can't write how many times I've read about motorists being stopped for traffic violations and end up arrested for allowing cops to search your car. It's all about trickery in most cases. And with the drug war that has allowed cops to take your car and money in civil forfeiture, one needs to politely and clearly decline answering any questions. Give the cops your license and registration and don't look for trouble, as cops will have the courts on their side most of the time. 
The editorial in USA Today by Tim Lynch says it best, obey officers commands,but decline requests.


Stefanini's LibraryGate

Have a looksee at the video. There's little doubt that John is making sure no one is watching as he removes Spicer's material. Some would say it's a childish act, other's would disagree. For me, it shows a blatant political act against someone who is splitting the party loyalists in her attempt at the Mayor's office.  John must be so pissed that some of his potential supporters are helping Ms. Spicer and not him.

John's actions have been summed up by Town Manager Bob Halpin as a "great misunderstanding". The voters who see the video will disagree in my opinion, as he could be another politician who think they are above any laws, like his former boss, Tom Finneran.

This matter will not be forgotten by the voters.