Saturday, February 22, 2014

Jogger Arrested After Jay Walking

In the developing Police State, you must obey. Even if you have headphones on and jogging.

Kristin Tate reports:
A young woman was arrested after she “ignored” orders from police in Austin, Texas. The incident was caught on camera.

Cops were in the University of Texas-Austin area writing tickets for jaywalking. When they tried to stop the running woman so they could write her a ticket, she kept on jogging — she couldn’t hear them shouting at her because she had headphones on.

The cops subsequently chased the woman, handcuffed her, and put her in their cruiser.

After she was cuffed, the distraught woman said, “I was doing nothing wrong. I was just crossing the street.”

One witness said, “I was sitting at the Starbucks at 24th and San Antonio. Then I hear a cop shout at an innocent girl jogging through West Campus with her headphones on. She repeatedly pleaded with them, saying that she was just exercising and to let her go.”

The Austin Police Department, on the other hand, insists that the woman was arrested because she failed to show I.D. “The call is titled failure to identify,” said a spokesperson from the department.


  1. I never jogged with ID. Lucky I stayed out of San Quentin.

  2. Papers doubt that we are in a police state.

  3. California senator charged in big corruption case By DON THOMPSON and MICHAEL R. BLOOD, Associated Press Updated 6:19 pm, Friday, February 21, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California state senator was charged Friday with accepting $100,000 in bribes, lavish trips and no-show jobs for his children in exchange for pushing legislation to benefit a hospital engaged in billing fraud and participating in a film industry tax scheme that actually was an FBI sting.

    The 24-count federal indictment against Sen. Ron Calderon, a Democrat from a politically prominent family in Los Angeles' blue-collar suburbs, depicts a rogue legislator eager to trade his clout at the state Capitol to enrich himself and his family. His brother Tom, a former state lawmaker-turned-lobbyist, was charged with money-laundering for funneling bribes through a tax-exempt group he controlled, prosecutors said.

    "When public officials choose to callously betray the trust of the people they serve and selfishly abuse the privileges of public office, then we will take all necessary steps to hold those persons fully accountable for their behavior," U.S. Attorney Andre Birotte said.

    i doubt he's the only one.....

  4. Wait, these fat, lazy fuckers have NOTHING better to do than arrest a jaywalker? Are they kidding? I guess it's easier than hunting down real criminals.

  5. SEC Ponders Break for Private Equity Over Broker Rules

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is considering granting private-equity firms a reprieve after they collected billions of dollars in deal fees without being registered to do so, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.

    The SEC staff is weighing a special exemption for private-equity firms to continue collecting deal fees in the future, said the person, who asked not to be named because the deliberations aren’t public. An exemption would mean the agency is unlikely to pursue enforcement action over past deals, the person said. A final decision hasn’t been made and the agency could still require the firms to register or seek sanctions for past deals.

    The exemption would counter the stance of an SEC official, who signaled in a speech last year that transaction fees the private-equity industry had been taking for decades may have been improper because the firms weren’t registered as broker-dealers, a requirement under securities laws.

    “I imagine that right after that speech there was reasonable blowback” from the private-equity industry, said James Cox, a professor at Duke University School of Law in Durham, North Carolina. “Regulation now usually embodies what the industry is willing to accept.”

    The agency in the past hasn’t balked at pursuing people or firms that lacked proper registration or improperly took fees. Credit Suisse Group AG agreed yesterday to pay $197 million over SEC claims its relationship managers serviced thousands of U.S. clients without being properly registered to do so.

    Last year, the SEC fined Ranieri Partners, founded by mortgage-backed securities pioneer Lewis Ranieri, $375,000 for paying a commission to an outside individual who raised money for the fund without being registered as a broker.

    In 2001, the agency permanently banned Mark Snader, a former truck driver and welder, and fined him $25,000 because he acted as an unregistered broker-dealer.

    little infractions, take out hammer...

    big infractions by powerful actors, take out red carpet?

    see a pattern.....................

  6. Too bad the jogger just couldn't outrun these two fat slobs. Regardless, I agree, this is what a police state looks like, folks.

  7. You know you live in a police state when you get arrested for crossing the road.

  8. So complaining about local govt now? The liberty movement is supposedly upset that local govt does not have even more power. They claim the 14th was not ratified and never legally adopted. Without the 14th, local govt does not have to provide her with due process.

    The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution

    he Supreme Court has used the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment as its principal instrument to eviscerate state sovereignty. Various decisions of the Court have held, e.g., that the Amendment applies the restrictions of the Bill of Rights to the states.

    Gutzman rejects this view in the most radical way possible. He holds that the Fourteenth Amendment was never legally adopted. Congress required the Southern states to ratify the Amendment as a condition for readmission to the Union. But this is blatantly illegal: if the legislatures who "ratified" under duress were not already valid representatives of existing state governments, their votes had no legal effect. Our author concludes: "Thus, the Fourteenth Amendment was never constitutionally proposed to the states by Congress and never constitutionally ratified by the states, and yet today it stands (after the Constitution's structural provisions) as the most significant part of the American legal system" (p. 133).

    1. I hope Jerry Wolfgang gets beaten to death like Kelly Thomas.

    2. We're not constitutionalists, troll.
      We're libertarians. That's why the distinction is so important to REAL libertarians.
      Government is immoral no matter the scale, as this example proves.
      Competing state governments are no more than competing mob families. That's something the "state rights" people either forget or don't get.

    3. By the way, troll.
      It's very telling about statist morons that rather than get upset over what happened to that poor woman, you'd rather harp on supposed libertarian "hypocrisies". Just goes to show how partisan hackery keeps being more important to you people than decency and morality.

    4. This reply by Jerky Wolfthug demonstrates why he should be banned. Some pathetic attempt to point out an alleged inconsistency while completely missing the point.

      Please, Bob, just ban this moron. He adds nothing to the discussion and just trolls.

    5. Mr. Wolfgang, I defended you when Bob asked everyone if he should ban you. I said that as long as your comments are civil and inteligent, youshould not be banned and that you might diffuse some of the echoes in this libertarian echo chamber. I think I regret defending you after reading your comment here.

    6. This is another classic example of how Jerry uses misdirection to obfuscate the central point of the post and attempt to smear proponents of liberty simultaneously (with utter heartlessness to the plight of the poor woman involved, as Tony so accurately notes) .

      The issue highlighted by this post is the emergent police state, which is unfolding countless times a day in plain sight for all to behold. It emerges despite the 14th Amendment, which like many other constitutional protections has been so diluted through decades of "interpretation" by equivocating, state-centric jurists that agents of local government can indeed deny a jogger of her right to due process with little fear of being contradicted.

      Whose side are you on Jerry, the jogger's or the cop's? I dare you to answer this in one sentence or less.

    7. Study confirms Jerry Wolfgang is nuts.

    8. At Newark Airport, the Lights Are On, and They're Watching You
      Visitors to Terminal B at Newark Liberty International Airport may notice the bright, clean lighting that now blankets the cavernous interior, courtesy of 171 recently installed LED fixtures. But they probably will not realize that the light fixtures are the backbone of a system that is watching them.

      Using an array of sensors and eight video cameras around the terminal, the light fixtures are part of a new wireless network that collects and feeds data into software that can spot long lines, recognize license plates and even identify suspicious activity, sending alerts to the appropriate staff.

      The project is still in its early stages, but executives with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the airport, are already talking about expanding it to other terminals and buildings.

      To customers like the Port Authority, the systems hold the promise of better management of security as well as energy, traffic and people. But they also raise the specter of technology racing ahead of the ability to harness it, running risks of invading privacy and mismanaging information, privacy advocates say.
      “More and more what we’re seeing is decision-makers choosing networked lighting controls not just for the energy benefits but for a whole host of nonenergy benefits,” said Jesse Foote, a lighting industry analyst at Navigant.

    9. Re: Jerry Wolfgang,
      -- The liberty movement is supposedly upset that local govt does not have even more power. They claim the 14th was not ratified and never legally adopted. --

      The first statement has no relation to the second. Just because the claim is made that the 14th Amendment was not legally ratified by a constitutional scholar, does not mean the liberty movement wants local governments to exercise more power. Where does one thing lead to the other, logically? By assuming that without the 14th Amendment there would be no protection against state action, when in fact the 4th, 5th and 6th Amendment already provided the necessary protections to individual rights, you're engaging in question-begging.

  9. Wasn't there a donut shop for these PIGS to plop down at, rather than terrorize innocent jogging women?

  10. The answer is to pile so much litigation on these clowns that they start loosing their jobs. Nothing like an unemployment line to make you change your ways...

  11. This is why they couldn't jail Jon Corzine. They had to leave enough cells open for hardened criminals like this female jogger who dared to cross the street while failing to identify. Thank goodness these officers weren't hurt while apprehending her.

  12. It is unsafe for joggers and/or cyclists to carry ID with their address on it. IF a bad guy does something to them they can get their house keys and enter their house. I carry ID with no address - enough to allow the cops to identify me if I'm dead and that's it.

    These cops should be fired. The sheep of Austin should demand it but they won't and if they do the police union will march in support of the fat pigs.

  13. I learned over 46 years ago that when police are in a pack they act like ravenous wolves when confronting women, children, or anyone else who they view as confronting the authority of the pack. It seems to me that anyone with authority and a gun loses any sense of proportional response when they are part of a group that has a pack mentality. These Austin police prove that logic is a process they are not familiar with in any shape or form, and are an example of America's assassination of human kindness.

  14. My wife and I are looking to retire from Central New York to a warm, southern state. This incident, along with so many others we have read about, has eliminated Texas as a choice. The people down there are their own worst enemy and it would be a blessing if Texas did secede. I hope this woman has a good case for a lawsuit and can take some money from this corrupt, anti-citizen state.