Thread Rating:
  • 1 Vote(s) - 5 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Chris Geo Arrested By Homeland Security For Not Giving Up 4th Amendment
08-25-2011, 05:26 PM,
#1
Chris Geo Arrested By Homeland Security For Not Giving Up 4th Amendment
The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall. - Che Guevara

Resistance Films Youtube Channel

TriWooOx Podcast
Reply
08-27-2011, 02:31 AM,
#2
RE: Chris Geo Arrested By Homeland Security For Not Giving Up 4th Amendment
Just about to post this myself.. thanks for saving me some time.

Here's the accompanying article.

Quote:VIDEO: Chris Geo arrested by Homeland Security For Standing On His 4th Amendment Right
Published on August 24, 2011
by Chris Geo
61 Comments
Truth Frequency News

Today I was arrested by DHS for “failing to comply with a federal officer” when he asked for my identification during an illegal search and seizure. Homeland security has a manual for dealing with people filming federal buildings. The manual clearly states “IT IS NOT ILLEGAL TO FILM THE EXTERIOR OF A FEDERAL BUILDING” and “CONTACT IS VOLUNTARY AND NOT A DETENTION”. Not to mention that there is no federal, state or local law requiring you to “show your papers” which is a fundamental constitutional right.

Download the full PDF Homeland Security Memo Here

I do not believe the arresting officer was acting nefariously but rather this was a result of being uneducated in the law or simply “hearing” that some kind of law exists where a person is prohibited from filming a federal building or must show ID on demand. The officer handling the arrest treated me with the same respect I showed him and may even be a future listener. This is an example of why we must 1. Understand our rights and the law 2. Never fear, for fear is the mind killer 3. Stay completely respectful and polite at all times and 4. Approach these people with love, kindness, understanding and respect.

The real minds we must reach are the DHS, FEMA and military officers. Like I told the officer during our conversation, it is VITAL to understand the constitution so when he is given an order that goes against his oath or violates a civil liberty, he can recognize it and make the decision that it is an UNLAWFUL ORDER.

Special thanks to Non-Comformity Radio – we knew if we were live on the air and had our cameras rolling, we would be safe. Thank you for taking the call guys!

Infinite love is the only truth, everything else is illusion.

The video explains it all.

(see above)
http://truthfrequencynews.com/?p=9923
There are no others, there is only us.
http://FastTadpole.com/
Reply
08-27-2011, 04:34 AM,
#3
RE: Chris Geo Arrested By Homeland Security For Not Giving Up 4th Amendment
I've got to say that that one turned out quite unexpectedly.
Way to go Chris Geo!
“Today’s scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after
equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality. ” -Nikola Tesla

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace." -Jimi Hendrix
Reply
08-29-2011, 12:16 AM,
#4
RE: Chris Geo Arrested By Homeland Security For Not Giving Up 4th Amendment
Actually the guy was arrested for letting a female drive the car.

Did you see how she was sitting so close to the steering wheel, a position where she has no peripheral vision, a position that betrays nervousness and tension. That was like begging for a road accident.

Woman, go back to your natural environment : Kitchen + Bedroom.

Plus, the guy looks like a waiter at a curry-rice restaurant and he goes around confronting white cops in amerikkka !!!. He is like saying "Please Tase me bro".
Reply
08-29-2011, 07:11 AM,
#5
RE: Chris Geo Arrested By Homeland Security For Not Giving Up 4th Amendment
(08-29-2011, 12:16 AM)rockingtheboat Wrote: Actually the guy was arrested for letting a female drive the car.

Did you see how she was sitting so close to the steering wheel, a position where she has no peripheral vision, a position that betrays nervousness and tension. That was like begging for a road accident.

Woman, go back to your natural environment : Kitchen + Bedroom.

Plus, the guy looks like a waiter at a curry-rice restaurant and he goes around confronting white cops in amerikkka !!!. He is like saying "Please Tase me bro".

did you want to drive the car or be one with the camera?

Unite The Many, defeat the few.

Revolution is for the love of your people, culture, knowledge, wisdom, spirit, and peace. Not Greed!
Soul Rebel Native Son


http://video.google.ca/videoplay?docid=277...enous&hl=en
Reply
08-29-2011, 07:13 PM,
#6
RE: Chris Geo Arrested By Homeland Security For Not Giving Up 4th Amendment
(08-29-2011, 12:16 AM)rockingtheboat Wrote: Woman, go back to your natural environment : Kitchen + Bedroom.

Plus, the guy looks like a waiter at a curry-rice restaurant and he goes around confronting white cops in amerikkka !!!. He is like saying "Please Tase me bro".

WTF is wrong with you? Are you really a major league asshole, or just pretending to be one?

[Image: randquote.png]
Reply
08-30-2011, 11:28 AM,
#7
RE: Chris Geo Arrested By Homeland Security For Not Giving Up 4th Amendment
(08-27-2011, 04:34 AM)Easy Skanking Wrote: I've got to say that that one turned out quite unexpectedly.
Way to go Chris Geo!

I thought Geo excellently handled the situation! Calm and focused....

(08-29-2011, 07:13 PM)yeti Wrote:
(08-29-2011, 12:16 AM)rockingtheboat Wrote: Woman, go back to your natural environment : Kitchen + Bedroom.

Plus, the guy looks like a waiter at a curry-rice restaurant and he goes around confronting white cops in amerikkka !!!. He is like saying "Please Tase me bro".

WTF is wrong with you? Are you really a major league asshole, or just pretending to be one?

I read it as pure sarcasm... and laughed.... but I guess I could be wrong. Rolleyes

Sheree also handled herself well. Hardly made a peep.
Reply
08-30-2011, 10:50 PM,
#8
RE: Chris Geo Arrested By Homeland Security For Not Giving Up 4th Amendment


Appeals Court: Arresting Guy For Filming Cops Was A Clear Violation Of Both 1st & 4th Amendments
from the huge-victory-for-free-speech dept
We've had a lot of stories this year about police arresting people for filming them. It's become quite a trend. Even worse, a couple weeks ago, we wrote about a police officer in Massachusetts, Michael Sedergren, who is trying to get criminal wiretapping charges brought against a woman who filmed some police officers beating a guy. This officer claims that the woman violated Massachusetts anti-wiretapping law, a common claim from police in such situations.

Segederin may have been better off if he'd waited a couple weeks for an appeals court ruling that came out Friday, because that ruling found that arresting someone for filming the police is a clear violation of both the First Amendment and the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution. How the case got to this point is a bit complex, but basically, a guy named Simon Glik saw some police arresting someone in Boston, and thought they were using excessive force. He took out his camera phone and began recording. The police saw that and told him to stop taking pictures. He told them he was recording them, and that he'd seen them punch the guy they were arresting. One officer asked him if the phone recorded audio as well and Glik told him it did. At that point, they arrested him, saying that recording audio was a violation of Massachusetts wiretap laws.

Even more ridiculous, they then had him charged not just with that, but also with disturbing the peace and "aiding in the escape of a prisoner." After realizing that last one didn't even pass the guffaw test, Massachusetts officials dropped that charge. A Boston court then dumped the other charges and Glik was free. However, he wanted to take things further, as he thought his treatment was against the law. He first filed a complaint with Boston Police Internal Affairs who promptly set about totally ignoring it. After they refused to investigate, Glik sued the officers who arrested him and the City of Boston in federal court for violating both his First and Fourth Amendment rights. The police officers filed for qualified immunity, which is designed to protect them from frivolous charges from people they arrest.

The district court rejected the officers' rights to qualified immunity, saying that their actions violated the First & Fourth Amendments. Before the rest of the case could go on, the officers appealed, and that brings us to Friday's ruling, which, once again, unequivocally states that recording police in public is protected under the First Amendment, and that the use of Massachusetts wiretapping laws to arrest Glik was a violation of his Fourth Amendment rights as well. The ruling (pdf) is a fantastic and quick read and makes the point pretty clearly. Best of all, it not only says that it was a clear violation, but that the officers were basically full of it in suggesting that this was even in question. The court more or less slams the officers for pretending they had a valid excuse to harass a guy who filmed them arresting someone.

The 4th Amendment bit may not be as widely applicable, since it mainly focuses on the Massachusetts wiretapping law. Here, the court notes that the law only covers audio recording in secret. But there is no indication that Glik did any of his filming in secret. It found the officers' arguments that he could have been doing lots of things on his mobile phone completely uncompelling, stating that the "argument suffers from factual as well as legal flaws."

The full ruling is embedded below, but a few choice quotes:
Gathering information about government officials in a form that can readily be disseminated to others serves a cardinal First Amendment interest in protecting and promoting "the free discussion of governmental affairs." Mills v. Alabama, 384 U.S. 214, 218 (1966). Moreover, as the Court has noted, "[f]reedom of expression has particular significance with respect to government because '[i]t is here that the state has a special incentive to repress opposition and often wields a more effective power of suppression.'" First Nat'l Bank, 435 U.S. at 777 n.11 (alteration in original) (quoting Thomas Emerson, Toward a General Theory of the First Amendment 9 (1966)). This is particularly true of law enforcement officials, who are granted substantial discretion that may be misused to deprive individuals of their liberties....

[....]

In our society, police officers are expected to endure significant burdens caused by citizens' exercise of their First Amendment rights. See City of Houston v. Hill, 482 U.S. 451, 461 (1987) ("[T]he First Amendment protects a significant amount of verbal criticism and challenge directed at police officers."). Indeed, "[t]he freedom of individuals verbally to oppose or challenge police action without thereby risking arrest is one of the principal characteristics by which we distinguish a free nation from a police state." Id. at 462-63. The same restraint demanded of law enforcement officers in the face of "provocative and challenging" speech, id. at 461 (quoting Terminiello v. Chicago, 337 U.S. 1, 4 (1949)), must be expected when they are merely the subject of videotaping that memorializes, without impairing, their work in public spaces.

[....]

The presence of probable cause was not even arguable here. The allegations of the complaint establish that Glik was openly recording the police officers and that they were aware of his surveillance. For the reasons we have discussed, we see no basis in the law for a reasonable officer to conclude that such a conspicuous act of recording was "secret" merely because the officer did not have actual knowledge of whether audio was being recorded.
While this case isn't over yet, it's still a huge victory for those arrested by police for filming them in action. It suggests such people can bring charges against the police for civil rights violations in taking away their First Amendment rights. A tremendous ruling all around.

http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20110827/23285615713/appeals-court-arresting-guy-filming-cops-was-clear-violation-both-1st-4th-amendments.shtml


Unite The Many, defeat the few.

Revolution is for the love of your people, culture, knowledge, wisdom, spirit, and peace. Not Greed!
Soul Rebel Native Son


http://video.google.ca/videoplay?docid=277...enous&hl=en
Reply
08-31-2011, 10:14 PM, (This post was last modified: 09-01-2011, 02:01 AM by mexika.)
#9
First Circuit Court of Appeals Rules that Citizens Can Videotape Police
Ladies and Gentleman, working people. Take out your cameras and carry one with you or in your car. If you witness police out feeding during the night or day on the backbone of the nation, take evidence. If you are stopped by police for no apparent reason, take your camera out and start taking charge as a Citizen who has absolute right to film vampires.


The First Circuit Court of Appeals reached a crucial decision last Friday allowing the public to videotape police officers while they're on the clock.

The decision comes after a string of incidents where individuals have videotaped police officers and were arrested. Police officers across the United States believed citizens didn't have the right to videotape them as they conducted official duties, but issues like police brutality put the issue up for debate.

One instance where a citizen was arrested for videotaping an officer was when Khaliah Fitchette, a law-abiding teenager from New Jersey, boarded a bus in Newark. Two police officers boarded the bus as well to remove a drunken man. Fitchette began taping the police officers because of how they were handling the man, and a police officer instructed her to stop recording them. When Fitchette refused, she was arrested and placed in the back of a cop car for two hours while the officers took her phone to delete the video. Fitchette was then released, but she and her mother then filed suit against the Newark Police Department with the New Jersey chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

Another example involves Simon Glik, a passerby on the Boston Common. He used his cell phone to tape police officers when the Boston police were punching a man. Citizens surrounding the scene were saying, "You're hurting him." Glik never interfered with the police officers' actions, but recorded the entire incident. The police officers ended up charging Glik with violating a wiretap statute that prohibits secret recording, even though the police officers admitted that they knew Glik was recording them. He was also charged with disturbing the peace and aiding the escape of a prisoner.

While all charges against Glik were dropped due to lack of merit, he still decided to join forces with the ACLU and file a civil rights suit to prevent a similar incident from occurring with others.

On Friday, August 26, 2011, the First Circuit Court of Appeals, which is New England's highest federal court just below the U.S. Supreme Court, ruled that citizens are allowed to videotape law officials while they conduct official duties.

The city's attorneys made the argument that police officers should have been exempt from a civil rights lawsuit in the first place in this case because the law is unclear as to whether there's a "constitutionally protected right to videotape police" conducting their daily duties in public.

"The filming of government officials engaged in their duties in a public place, including police officers performing their responsibilities, fits comfortably within these principles [of protected First Amendment activity].," said the Court. "Gathering information about government officials in a form that can readily be disseminated to others serves a cardinal First Amendment interest in protecting and promoting the free discussion of governmental affairs."

The Court added that the police officers should have understood this all along, and that videotaping public officials is not limited to the press.

"Moreover, changes in technology and society have made the lines between private citizen and journalist exceedingly difficult to draw," the Court continued. "The proliferation of electronic devices with video-recording capability means that many of our images of current events come from bystanders with a ready cell phone or digital camera rather than a traditional film crew, and news stories are now just as likely to be broken by a blogger at her computer as a reporter at a major newspaper. Such developments make clear why the news-gathering protections of the First Amendment cannot turn on professional credentials or status."

The Court concluded that police officers are to expect to deal with certain "burdens" as citizens practice First Amendment rights, but that there needs to be a healthy balance between police officers being videotaped while acting irresponsibly and the harassment of officers with recording devices while they're conducting their duties responsibly.

http://www.dailytech.com/First+Circuit+Court+of+Appeals+Rules+that+Citizens+Can+Videotape+Police/article22587.htm
Unite The Many, defeat the few.

Revolution is for the love of your people, culture, knowledge, wisdom, spirit, and peace. Not Greed!
Soul Rebel Native Son


http://video.google.ca/videoplay?docid=277...enous&hl=en
Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  MOLON LABE - How the Second Amendment Guarantees America's Freedom April 1 356 01-21-2014, 05:12 PM
Last Post: SiLVa
  The Pathology of the Rich - Chris Hedges drummer 0 233 12-08-2013, 11:57 PM
Last Post: drummer
  Woman violently arrested playing banjo drummer 2 419 09-03-2013, 10:24 PM
Last Post: fujiinn
  Alabama Cop Fired For Speaking Up Against Ticket & Arrested Quotas! mexika 2 319 08-22-2013, 08:32 PM
Last Post: mexika
  The Department of Homeland Security's War on Freedom mexika 0 267 06-09-2013, 12:06 AM
Last Post: mexika
  National Security State mexika 0 307 11-18-2012, 07:10 AM
Last Post: mexika
  Chris Hedges on "Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt" and our condition as a society h3rm35 0 376 09-10-2012, 02:53 AM
Last Post: h3rm35
  Bankers Arrested In Iceland, Ireland, UK, Switzerland, India, France, Russia mexika 2 598 08-04-2012, 04:23 AM
Last Post: h3rm35
  Olympic torch Security team tackle child cyclist drummer 0 455 07-10-2012, 11:10 PM
Last Post: drummer
  Chris Hedges "Brace Yourself! The American Empire Is Over & The Descent Is Going To B mexika 0 447 01-03-2012, 08:53 AM
Last Post: mexika

Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)