Well, this was an interesting email that I got today.
It appears to be from the Chief of Police of the Sea Gate Police Department in Brooklyn NY.
His email to me reads:
I just watched one of your videos giving advice to persons stopped by the police. I am in law enforcement and with all due respect sir you have oversimplified a lot of points. What you are advising almost guarantees that persons who follow this will end up being arrested for minor traffic offenses. Even if they record some mistake and sue for a settlement it could take years. Consider the legal costs, time in court and anguish it could cause as opposed to a traffic fine? Im sorry but I don’t see the risk as viable. I am all for individual rights at every possible turn but you should advise people what a court battle and civil lawsuit look like before they attempt this. There is a fellow on youtube who made a similar stand and I just watched his video about being 30k in debt due to legal fees. I am sorry sir but I see this as reckless advise.
Apparently, someone sent him a link to a YouTube video of my 2.5 hour presentation on InfoWars.com titled “Secrets Police Don’t Want You to Know.”
Please note, I replied with the utmost care to address his issues with my information in a respectful and detailed manner. And I would ask that any of you reading this that contact his department in relation thereto would also try to be respectful and work toward mutual support of our rights instead of making enemies that want to try and further destroy them.
My response was this:
Hi Chief, and thank you for the email.
I do understand your point and perspective as to my advice to set up a case and sue for rights violations at these unlawful traffic stops, but, with all due respect, I would please ask that you also keep an open mind about my explanation for the alternatives to that advice and why I chose to give the advice that I did instead.
By continuing to comply with unlawful municipal, county, and state legislative edicts that are not only unconstitutional when applied to the people, but also constitute unlawful harassment and a reckless endangerment of the public at the hands of its officers, it is our law enforcement agencies that are the greatest threat and source of wrongs perpetrated against the People today. Officers are far too egocentric, mentally unstable, and too willing to blindly follow any and all orders and edicts that they are given, regardless of the potential extreme danger and injury those orders might represent to the People that the officers are supposed to protect and serve.
Of course I realize that this is just one of the inherent dangers of having a politician for a boss rather than someone that understands and cares about individual rights and such other nuisances regardless of the orders being given, and that it doesn’t solve the problem, it only exacerbates it. But in this case, you would appear to be the man at the top if your title is any indication. So the process that exists and the harm it causes to the People must either be continued or stopped by you.
Of course, all of these laws and petty edicts made by the politicians are all made to look like a public safety, health and welfare effort, but you and I both know that it has almost nothing to do with public safety and almost everything to do with revenue generation through brute force extortion. Extortion effectuated by the very law enforcement officers that are supposed to be protecting the public from and arresting any mafia thugs and extortionists that promise protection for a not-so-small percentage of someone’s profits. Which, if you were to take a truly honest look at what it is you and your officers do, you would have to admit that this is precisely what your agency is used for and what it spends the majority of its time doing, acting as enforcement muscle for the racketeering politicians against the People.
Which means that law enforcement officers not obeying their oath to uphold and defend the constitution as they swore to do above all other things, which not only alienates them from the People by being willing to follow these unlawful edicts that perpetrate fraud and extort the public, but by also refusing to acknowledge that revenue generation is more important than serving and protecting the public rather than the corporate entity called the City or State of …. .
I am sure that you have heard the old saying “what if they held a war and nobody came,” well, I would like to ask, “what if they gave an order, passed a law, or made a threat to punish, and nobody obeyed?”
I gave the advice I did in the video because it is really the only thing remaining to the people to get back control of our totally out of control government before we have to resort to something much worse to do so. Of course, guys in your position could already be doing something about it, but you aren’t. You are shifting the blame for the only remaining solution we the People have to me because I said to fight back from a court room instead of with the right to keep and bear arms. Why do you think there is such a continuous assault on the right to keep and bear arms as an individual right? It is because we can still use those arms to resist these abuses and to fight to get back what we are rightfully entitled to as a People, true and honest freedom and respect for individual rights and liberty.
Now ask yourself, if you would, why would I give the advice that I did if not for any other reason than to prove that we the People have tried every other means available to us before having to do the other? I completely agree that going to court is both time consuming and expensive, and most likely a waste of time considering how corrupt the practice has become against the People, especially when having to pay a professional thief for his or her assistance. Which is why I also try to teach people how to minimize that expense by learning to pursue the actions on their own without resorting to an attorney.
But that too has it problems, considering that no law enforcement officer in any law enforcement agency or any county or district attorney will take or act upon a criminal complaint against a fellow officer or other public official for the crimes that they commit against we the People on a daily basis, despite the fact that they ALL have a sworn duty to do so.
For instance, if I came to you personally and tried to file criminal charges against one of your officers for an actual crime that I saw him commit, would you treat me fairly, take the complaint, and investigate and charge the officer once the allegation was proven true, or, would you seek to justify the officers criminality and try to talk or threaten me out of making the complaint in the first place? And in that scenario, which of us would be behaving more recklessly, me for trying to report a crime, even though it was committed by a law enforcement officer, and to have it addressed through proper channels; or would it be you for trying to cover it up and sweep it under the rug to cover the officers ass as well as your own? How does someone in this situation ever get remedy or see that justice is done if the latter ending to the scenario is the most often chosen by those in public office?
So, in all honesty, which would you consider to be more reckless:
- telling people to just suck it up and keep taking the unlawful and unconstitutional abuses heaped upon us each and every day without end?; or
- learn to use the courts to fight back on your own both using and against a corrupt system that is already rigged against you and from which you cannot expect any help from those whose lawful and legal duty it is to provide it?; or
- get your guns people, and shoot to kill, because we have no other viable option any longer to regain control of our government and those that are willing to kill any one or more of us in order to protect the criminal status quo and their paycheck?
All of these are viable in some form or other, and I chose to try the one last ditch effort to get remedy without violence. And the irony of it is is that I don’t necessarily think it is actually a viable or best option at all considering the state of things, because I believe that those in places of power and authority are too far gone on their own power trip to see the writing on the wall or to listen to reason.
So, while I honestly understand your point and perspective, I have a hard time accepting your advice as useful, because I have no indication of the kind of officer you are or how you run your department. But, if I had to guess based upon the content of your email, I would have to say that you are just as willing to go along to get along as those that I have described, regardless of the violations to the rights and property of the people, and all just to maintain your position and get your pension. Am I wrong?
My whole life all I wanted to be was a Texas Ranger, and it is why I became a deputy sheriff, to work my way up. But I soon learned that those that are supposed to be the protectors against the exercise of arbitrary and dangerous power are often the worst offenders and abusers of it. The Sheriff I was working for, and many of those in supervisory positions over me, were actually worse criminals than almost anyone we had locked up in the jail. And when I tried to speak out and expose it, I was the one that was gotten rid of. And I saw much much more abuses of a similar nature all through my 14 years of military service.
So I have some experience with such things and such people. And I got out of those things because I made a choice to be a better human being and started saying no to the things that I saw going on then and still see going on and worsening today. But it made me realize and choose what I was willing to do and believe in. I could sell my soul, play politics and let the bad things slide to get ahead, or I could stand up and say “NO!,” and refuse to support everything that I knew in my heart to be wrong about what peace officers had already become and were in great danger of eventually becoming. And those fears have been realized within the last dozen years.
Therefore, if you think the advice I gave was bad, try considering the alternative solutions that we the People have to choose from, and then tell me, which one would you prefer I give at this point in time and under the conditions of hostility that exist on both sides for no other reason than both want the other side to stop doing what they are doing to each other, some of whom have realized that they are just being played against each other by those controlling the system under which we both must find a way to live. Then, if you can decide that walking away is better than being a part of something that destructive to individual rights, liberty, freedom, and humanity as a whole, then we can talk about my choices and advice from a more relative and similar experience and perspective.
Again, thank you for the email.
See, completely respectful! But now we have to wonder, did it actually do any good? If I get any further reply I will add it to this post, so follow it if you wish to read those updates should any come to light.