Thursday, May 29, 2008

Self Defense

(updated link) 05/29/08

Isnt just about using your hands, sometimes its about using your mind.

It also isnt just the criminals you have to defend yourself against.

I highly recommend every one of you watch the following video, it is geared more towards academia and professionals, but i think that only serves to reinforce the credibility of the ideas presented. this is not a fringe idea, this is not a hip hop "Stop Snitchin'" campaign, this is the facts. <---Video

There are thousands and thousands of laws on the book in every state of the union, and nearly as many felony laws in the massive library of laws we call the US Code. Any one of those many laws, even if not known to you (and there is no way anyone could know them all) can be used to deprive you of your Liberty. For example, are you aware that the 1981 amendment to the Lacey Act made it a felony to: "import, export, transport, buy, sell or receive fish, wildlife and plants taken or possessed in violation of federal, state, tribal, or foreign law or to transport fish or wildlife without a plainly marked package that clearly identifies the contents in accordance with the law".

So now, to remain certain you are not committing a felony, you have to not only know our laws, but the laws of every other country, even if those laws are not felony statutes. If you think this is far
fetched, you would be mistaken, as there are numerous accounts of convictions under this act, almost all of which result in serious prison time. Even if the fish was a gift from your uncle, and is protected by local law in haiti where the fish originated... Now admitting that you received the fish, say as to explain that you couldn't have committed the crime because you were at your uncles at the time, and you have just confessed to a felony and to a jail-able offense.

Fact: Anything you say can be used against you, but nothing you can say can be used in your defense. If you call the officer in court and ask him to repeat some wonderful clearing piece of evidence, it will be dismissed as hearsay, but if he misshears you say you did commit a crime, that is admissable evidence, and it becomes your word against his.

Fact: If you are caught in even an innocent or mistaken lie, the legal standard is that all of your testimony is also coloured by perjury, and close enough to a confession to assist in obtaining a conviction against you.

Fact: If you make a statement, even true, and the state can obtain a witness to claim something other than your claim, the same standard is applied, and you might as well have confessed, even if you are telling the truth.

Fact: "Off the record". Its like a unicorn. Neither one exists.

Fact: Congress, consistently passes around 300 new laws a year.

Consider the following:
  • In 2004, state and federal courts convicted a combined total of nearly 1,145,000 adults of felonies -- state courts convicted an estimated 1,079,000 adults and federal courts convicted 66,518 adults (accounting for 6% of the national total).

  • In 2004, 70% of all felons convicted in state courts were sentenced to a period of confinement.

  • Prison sentences in state courts averaged almost 5 years in 2004.

  • The average sentence to local jail was 6 months. The average probation sentence was about 3 years.
Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics Criminal Sentencing Statistics

Dont betray yourself.

Dont become a statistic in a country with the highest rate of imprisonment in the world.

Dont think you can talk your way out of it.

Dont think they wont use anything you say against you

Dont think someone has to defend your rights, other than you.

Dont talk to the police.

Its a right, be proud of it. and exercise it.

"No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation." -- The Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America.

Please, defend yourself, before it is too late. Take the fifth.

If I've made any errors, please feel free correct me. Again, I'm not a lawyer, and i couldn't even begin to consider myself knowledgeable on the subject.

But, the guy in the video is both. Watch the video.

Semper Vigilans

1 comment:

Kent McManigal said...

"Law pollution" is a terrible problem. The only reasonable solution seems to be to ignore the counterfeit "laws" and the clowns who pass and enforce them.