GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Doyou have a right to be free of searches without a warrant?

Friday, November 30, 2018

https://theappeal.org/man-convicted-of-obstruction-for-refusing-to-open-his-door-for-police/

MAN CONVICTED OF OBSTRUCTION FOR REFUSING TO OPEN HIS DOOR FOR POLICE
Levi Pulkkinen   — Oct 17, 2018

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If his conviction stands, it could criminalize people who refuse to do things like unlock their phones or garages at police request.

Shouting voices coming from an apartment building broke the suburban quiet in the early hours of March 1, 2016.

A man walking past called officers to the Seattle-area apartment, reporting a loud argument. The yelling had stopped when police arrived outside Solomon McLemore’s Shoreline home, but was replaced by amplified demands from police that McLemore come out or let them in. As the incident stretched on, frustrations grew.

“Open the fucking door,” one officer demanded during the 15-minute exchange.

McLemore declined and stood by as police, having heard glass shatter inside the home, broke down the door. No one inside was hurt. But McLemore was arrested on suspicion of obstruction of a law enforcement officer for failing to open his home to police. He was convicted as charged on Sept. 29, 2016, following a three-day jury trial. Sentenced to 20 days under house arrest, McLemore began a series of appeals that landed his case in the Washington Supreme Court, which is expected to hear oral arguments Thursday.

If McLemore’s conviction stands, Washington would most likely be the only state to criminalize the refusal to assist police in a warrantless search.

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Iannotti and the ACLU contend the framework put forward by prosecutors could lay the groundwork for obstruction charges against people who refuse to do things like unlock their phones or garages at police request. It makes it dangerous for residents to stand up for their rights.

“You have a right to be free of searches without a warrant,” Iannotti said. “A person shouldn’t be penalized for exercising that right.”

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I wonder how this went.  If badly, I hope it gets appealed to the Supremes.

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POLITICAL: Nullification is Constitutional and effective; as is Secession if we’re will to fight

Saturday, December 9, 2017

http://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2017/12/03/surprise-the-mainstream-media-is-wrong-again-yes-nullification-does-work/

Surprise, the Mainstream Media is Wrong Again: Yes, Nullification Does Work

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You don’t have to dig into a history book to prove nullification works. I can prove it does with one word.

Weed.

In 1996, California voters approved Proposition 215, the Compassionate Use Act, authorizing the possession, cultivation, and use of cannabis (marijuana) for limited medical use.

The federal government claims the power to strictly enforce a total prohibition of marijuana. It makes no exception for medical purposes. Despite federal law, states have advanced the issue each year. This has happened in spite of a 2005 Supreme Court opinion supporting federal prohibition, and a relentless year-to-year increase in spending and enforcement efforts by the federal government.

Today, despite ongoing attempts to enforce federal prohibition, 21 states and Washington D.C. have legalized marijuana for medical use, and 14 states and D.C. have decriminalized marijuana possession. Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon and Washington State have all legalized marijuana for recreational use. Each year, new state laws and regulations help expand the market, and each expansion further nullifies the unconstitutional federal ban in effect.

No matter what the mainstream tells you, nullification works. History proves this. The present proves this. And we will continue to prove it in the future.

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Marijuana was outlawed to protect Hearst’s paper factories from competition. Fueled by that racist and untrue “Reeffer Madness”, “We, The Sheeple” were stampeded into another attempt at “Prohibition”.

Any prohibition doesn’t work. It merely raises the cost to the consumer and allows politicians and bureaucrats to exert more un-Constitutional control over “We, The Sheeple”.

Argh!

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FUN: Poking fun at the President

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Here’s some spam from Evy’s High School chum that imho is worth forwarding with suitable editorial comment.

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———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Karen
Date: Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 11:33 PM
Subject: Where to Put # 44

Where to put  president  #44

Where, oh where —  to put Obama’s picture.

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George Washington, our nation’s first president  and leader of the American  Revolution!

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Abe Lincoln,  honorable leader who pulled our nation through its darkest  time!

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Alexander Hamilton,  founding father, first Secretary of the Treasury and  leader of the constitutional  convention! >>>>>>>>

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Andrew Jack  son, “Old Hickory ” fought the British in New Orleans!

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Ulysses  Grant, Union army general, led the North through the Civil  War!

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Ben  Franklin, genius inventor, political theorist and leading  author of the Constitution.

Finally, we have  someone to put on the food  stamp!!!

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Obama’s policies  have put more people on welfare than any president before him, so this placement is most  appropriate.

Unlike the Nobel  Peace Prize, for which he did nothing, this is an “honor”  he richly  deserves.

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I agree with Washington, by far, with some pimples, imhothe BEST president. At least in his first term; later on, not so much.

I’m OK with Grant; a good ordinary joe.

Ditto Jackson; anybody who shoots the guy who insults his wife is OK in my book.

Franklin should have been a prez since anyone who likes turkeys is OK with me.

Lincoln is my worst!

Hamilton, if he had been Prez, would be in my third tier(i.e., worse-est, worse-er, and just plain worse). No doubt the folks at the FED like this since AH wanted a Federal Reserve cabal back in his time. It took Wilson to sell us out to the Big Banks. And sneakily put us in WW1 and on the road to empire.

It’s funny to put BHO44 on the food stamp, but that honor should belong to FDR. He put the nation on the dole, perminently put us on the road to Socialism and hell, all while corruptly sneakaly and with malice aforethought putting us in WW2.

imho

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