Monday, March 26, 2007

Aide To Sen. James Webb D-VA Busted For Gun Law SNAFU

An executive assistant to Senator Jim Webb was arrested for packing a loaded by Capitol Hill Police while entering the Russell Senate Office Building. Just what was the violated law? Why none other that the one recently struck down by the Court of Appeals.

What’s beyond funny that congressmen and senators can carry guns under the rules they made for themselves. I guess our politicians should never, ever have to suffer from the same laws that they demand all other Americans must live under. The same royal rules did not help Webb’s staff member carrying the good senator’s gun for him while he parked his car.

It will be fun watching this case float through the legal system.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Trucker Streams Live Internet Broadcast 24/7 From His Dashboard Cam

Now this is novel! A long haul, over the road truck driver, Warren Talbot shares his lonely life on the highway with the world. Using a cell phone connection card, laptop computer and digital video camera he is able to accomplish his continuous live broadcast. You can see his stream on both links below.

The only problem is when this broadcaster is moving through remote areas of the country with poor or non-existant cellular service. Worry not, as he will soon be where the signal is better.

My mind is racing with the endless possibilities of an inexpensive way for bloggers or anyone capitalize on this concept.

His broadcast site

His webpage

Friday, March 23, 2007

Dealing With TSA Workers Stealing From American’s Belongings At Airports

Yes, I consider the TSA workers going through my baggage and property a violation of Civil Rights, the Fourth Amendment to our Constitution and an outrageous privacy invasion. I no more want TSA people in my baggage and property than I want a burglar in my home.

I would rather take my chances with terrorists over TSA and government tyranny any day.

On more than one occasion I have had things pilfered from my checked baggage and now the TSA and airlines avoid responsibility and restitution to victims. We must do something, anything at all to combat this behavior.

Workers caught stealing today only face misdemeanor charges like a first time shoplifter taking a candy bar from a 7-11 store. That needs to change with state and federal laws that would make any theft of baggage or their contents a felony with a significant prison term when committed by a TSA worker against a traveler. Their special access to our personal property demands a punishment that deters such nefarious activity.

Read more here.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Chicago Police Video--Another View

After watching that frightening and sad video of a lady bartender being badly beaten by an off duty cop, I have another that more accurately reflects just who are the men and women of the Chicago Police Department. You will see some early 1970s and before rare images of Chicago policewomen at work.

Horrific Beating By Chicago Policemen Caught On Tape

An off duty 20th District tactical officer is in very hot water today for his Feb. 19th, apparently unprovoked attack on a lady bartender on Chicago’s Northwest side. I like to avoid these stories but this one needs attention.

Officer Anthony Abbate, 38 faces a two to five-year prison term for Aggravated Battery along with swift and certain firing from the position of public trust he’s held for over 12 years.

In addition to the Aggravated Battery felony charge is an allegation of witness tampering.

Officer Abbate has destroyed his own future and brought tremendous embarrassment down on all of his fellow officers with his shocking behavior.

I will be following this case through the court system and you can learn the results right here.

A Chicago Tribune with security video can be seen here.

Monday, March 19, 2007

I Need Help From High Seas Cargo Ship Buffs.

Click on the photos to enlarge...

This is a photograph of a coupling device used to hold those large shipping containers together as they haul goods across the oceans and rail routes all over this earth. This item was recovered in the Los Angeles area.

I hope someone can tell me the source or owner of the device in the above photograph. If you have any information click on my picture and please send me an e-mail.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Gun Ban Groups Are Begging For Cash

Visiting the Brady and all their related web sites today has provided the best laugh I’ve had in years.

After the Washington DC handgun ban was torpedoed by the United States Court Of Appeals the “sensible Gun-laws” people have gone into survival mode. After all they make their living by destroying the liberty of American citizens. They need the “good life” like everyone else complete with first class air travel where ever they go.

Sensible is the word these gun-rights haters love to use suggesting that there is some form of firearm freedom they support. They claim to support the right to possess a firearm that’s not too cheap, too small, too big, too powerful, too ugly or capable of causing injury or worse to anyone. I’ve yet to see the gun these extremists don’t hate in the hands of a law-abiding civilian. The sensible gun ban crowd has been running a scam on people who can be tricked into sending them money.

Today’s push is in light of the very real likelihood of the end to most of the laws restricting the sale, possession or carrying firearms by law-abiding Americans as a result of courts finally protecting our Bill of Rights.

When the un-Constitutional gun laws fall, and they will those paid lobbyists and gun banners are desperate for a golden parachute before their office doors close for good. They will simply keep the cash when their ability to influence gun-banning legislation is over.

They say they want money for their fight. I hope they’re not planning to bribe Supreme Court judges. I’m dumbfounded on just how millions of dollars sent to these Liberty haters could influence the way the Supreme Court interprets our Bill of Rights.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Two Gun-less Cops Gunned Down In New York City

Greenwich Village, NYC--New York Liberals hate guns and see no problem placing uniformed auxiliary police officers in harms way without guns and any meaningful way to defend themselves. Last night two young officers paid for that insane policy with their lives and a bad situation went beyond the gravest extreme. When it was over four people lay dead

Auxiliary Officer Nicholas Pekearo and Auxiliary Officer Yevgeniy Marshalik were shot to death when they followed a suspect who had just murdered a pizza shop employee. A killer armed with two guns had entered the shop, asked for a menu, and then shot the employee in the back multiple times after the man turned around.

New York is a place where only outlaws have guns and even some cops don’t.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

The Beginning Of The End Of Our Gun Wars

The March 9th decision of the United States Court of Appeals in, PARKER VS. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, overturning the 30-year D.C. handgun ban has wide-ranging ramifications on gun laws including the National Firearms Act of 1934 that, required registration, taxes and outlawing machineguns and such.

Soon after that 1st federal (1934) gun law was enacted there was a bizarre one-sided case before the Supreme Court, (USA VS. MIller) where the accused gun law violator, Miller had actually disappeared and had no lawyer to argue his case. That Miller decision was based on a huge fallacy where the members of the Supreme Court did not know that our military and National Guard employed short shotguns. The Court determined without any evidence or argument that a short-barreled shotgun was somehow not a suitable military weapon and not protected by the Second Amendment. The truth is our military has always employed such shotguns or trench-guns. That ruling opened the door to government regulation and various bans of firearms.

In many cases since the Supreme Court held that literacy tests and poll taxes interfered with the American right to vote. The same standard would apply to the Second Amendment if it were indeed a right of “the people”. That would undo the entire Firearms Act of 1934 and dismantle the BATFE or at least their current duties.

We got along fine without the federal gun law that was passed only after the violence brought on by that failed American experiment, Prohibition. Al Capone and his minions gave the “Chicago Typewriter” a bad and undeserved reputation. We focused on guns rather than criminals for the next 70 years.

The whiners from the Brady, hates gun-rights group and their politicians are now screaming and accusing the judges of judicial activism. The activism clearly happened in the Miller case where the court made up “facts" that simply weren’t true.

The same whiners are falsely claiming that not one other appellate court ruling has upheld the Second Amendment. They conveniently pretend that the recent Emerson case that also supported the Second Amendment somehow never happened.

If there was a problem it was lousy representation by lawyers defending people snagged in gun law dragnets. The lawyers just didn’t do their homework and fight for their client’s rights.

The key word here is “dicta” or conflicting appellate court decisions where the law is unsettled. The Supreme Court Of The United States has sidestepped the Second Amendment controversy because they all know what the outcome would be. A proper ruling would bring forth the virtual end of gun control other than bans applied to idiots, lunatics, common drunkards, vagabonds, paupers, and persons convicted of any infamous crimes.

Yes folks, we can roll back the gun laws that only affected the law-abiding and the sky won’t fall.

The only remedy for the gun haters is to convince 2/3 of the American people to amend the Constitution or overthrow the government. I think the latter will be very difficult with all the Armed Americans zealously protecting their re-established liberty.

Friday, March 09, 2007

District Of Columbia Handgun Ban Struck Down.

Washington DC--It’s a great day for the Bill of Rights in America! A three judge appellate court panel just ruled that the Second Amendment is a right of the people, not just militias. The decision overturned a low court ruling that upheld the ban in light of a legal challenge by area residents.

This has strong implications for the entire nation and will affect gun bans in California, New York, and Illinois. The next step is an appeal by gun ban proponents to the United States Supreme Court.

Read the opinion here!

With other pro-freedom rulings made in recent years it may well mean that American’s right to keep and bear arms has real meaning.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Youtube & Google Teaching Criminals Their Craft

You all were taught in the police academy that handcuffs are only a temporary restraining device. Leaving a prisoner out of view, in the back of a wagon or interview room even for a few seconds may invite an escape attempt. That mild and quiet prisoner may well believe he’s wanted for a murder that has not even been discovered when you have him in custody for something minor.

There were at last count over 200 videos on defeating locks on Youtube. Now the creeps have shown the world how to escape from handcuffs at Google Video.

Aside from the technique depicted on the video below there are others that utilize ballpoint pen refills, springs and safety pins. Some criminals have even concealed handcuff keys with tape inside the rear of their pants waistband in order to free themselves when handcuffed behind their backs.

Let's error on the side of caution with extra vigilance so you can go home to your families at the end of watch. Funerals for fellow cops are always a miserable event.

Friday, March 02, 2007

California’s Gun Gestapo And The Media Goosestep Over Another Gun Collector.

Norco-This time is was a house fire. Responding firemen found a garage full of ammunition and called the cops. The result was the total confiscation of the owner, 62 year-old, Thomas McKiernan's property.

Of course an imbecile from KTLA-TV news had to sensationalize this and portray the quiet owner as some kind of terrorist. There’s obviously is no right to keep and bear arms in the Bolshevik Republic of California.

I have a question for TV reporter Bill Smith. What exactly is a, “machine gun bullet”? Don’t bother answering Bill, we know that you don’t have a clue what you’re babbling about.

Sit back and watch KTLA-TV throw gasoline on this fire.

Here is an update with a list of allegations.