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Blood, spit and cops: Nationwide drug roadblocks raise eyebrows
CNN ^ | June 19, 2013 | Matt Smith

Posted on 06/20/2013 9:37:30 AM PDT by Altariel

-- The roadblocks went up on a Friday at several points in two Alabama towns, about 40 miles on either side of Birmingham.

For the next two days, off-duty sheriff's deputies in St. Clair County, to the east, and Bibb County, to the southwest, flagged down motorists and steered them toward federal highway safety researchers. The researchers asked them a few questions about drinking and drug use and asked them for breath, saliva and blood samples -- offering them $10 for saliva and $50 to give blood.

It's not just in Alabama. The roadblocks are part of a national study led by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which is trying to determine how many drivers are on the road with drugs or alcohol in their systems. Similar roadblocks will be erected in dozens of communities across the nation this year, according to the agency.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: dna; donutwatch; nationwide; roadblocks

1 posted on 06/20/2013 9:37:30 AM PDT by Altariel
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To: Altariel

NFW, pally.


2 posted on 06/20/2013 9:38:30 AM PDT by schm0e ("we are in the midst of a coup.")
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To: Altariel

Buying away people’s freedom....and some people are really cheap


3 posted on 06/20/2013 9:39:52 AM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: Altariel

Kinder, gentler tyranny?


4 posted on 06/20/2013 9:41:43 AM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: Altariel

Welcome to The People’s Republic.


5 posted on 06/20/2013 9:41:51 AM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: goodnesswins

They tested in in Alabama, and barely got squawks of protest. Some people here on Free Republic were willing to defend the practice.

Of course they’re going nationwide.


6 posted on 06/20/2013 9:42:30 AM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel
The roadblocks are part of a national study led by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration an effort by NSA, which is trying to determine how many drivers are on the road with drugs or alcohol in their systems collect everyone's DNA.

Fixed.

7 posted on 06/20/2013 9:44:56 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: goodnesswins

Buying away people’s freedom....and some people are really cheap


In all seriousness, some people are so cheap that they will take them up on it even if they are drunk or high.

And that is what they are counting on. ;-)


8 posted on 06/20/2013 9:47:48 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Altariel

My state requires by law that everyone provide name and address to an officer. No other information is required unless:

- the person being stopped is a CCW licensee
- is a person on parole

Based upon the advice of a local attorney, my comments to a police officer should begine with:

“Officer, my name is XXXX and I reside at XXX, I am a licensed CCW holder and I am armed. Am I being detained or am I free to go?”


9 posted on 06/20/2013 9:49:42 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: taxcontrol

Cops need to stick with their primary role:

Raising money for the Welfare State.


10 posted on 06/20/2013 9:52:47 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (If youÂ’re happy and you know it clank your chains!)
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To: Altariel

VERY obvious use of “safety concerns” in order to COLLECT DNA.

That the effort is national shows the hand of the great rogressive, MoroccoBomber.


11 posted on 06/20/2013 9:55:02 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: Altariel

Interesting they chose Alabama. Sounds like a big F.U. from the Feds to a Red State to me.


12 posted on 06/20/2013 9:58:15 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Clearly they chose it to test local compliance.

Clearly they deemed it successful enough to escalate.


13 posted on 06/20/2013 9:59:17 AM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Uncle Miltie

Right on. I’ve noticed that so-called traffic safety agencies - CHP e.g. - are now ruthless in citing infractions, where before they might have been inclined to issue a warning. Bag men for the governor now.


14 posted on 06/20/2013 10:07:11 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: Altariel

And people complied?


15 posted on 06/20/2013 10:07:32 AM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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To: Altariel

Defend? Anyone who claims to be a conservative and defends this should be required to turn in their credentials


16 posted on 06/20/2013 10:08:43 AM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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To: Altariel

“National Highway Traffic Safety Administration”

Another Federal wasteland that needs to go away.


17 posted on 06/20/2013 10:10:59 AM PDT by hadaclueonce (dont worry about Mexico, put the fence around kalifornia.)
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To: Altariel
They tested in in Alabama, and barely got squawks of protest. Some people here on Free Republic were willing to defend the practice.

Of course they’re going nationwide.


Good luck trying that here in Texas!
18 posted on 06/20/2013 10:11:44 AM PDT by ForAmerica (Texas Conservative Christian Black Man!)
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To: Altariel

Wonder if they will do this in Colorado once they start cruising around on legalized weed? Somehow I doubt it.

Alabama still has dry counties, for cripes sakes.


19 posted on 06/20/2013 10:12:51 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: ForAmerica
Good luck trying that here in Texas!

You want some DNA, officer? Here ya go. Hope you don't mind it in brown.


20 posted on 06/20/2013 10:13:56 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Altariel
Clearly they chose it to test local compliance.
Clearly they deemed it successful enough to escalate.

Honestly, some of these news stories are plain creepy/scary in the implications.

21 posted on 06/20/2013 10:21:27 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Having grown up in Oklahoma & Texas, I can assure you that all a dry county does is make it so that people who drink have to drive farther to get their alcohol.


22 posted on 06/20/2013 10:22:07 AM PDT by arbitrary.squid
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To: Buckeye McFrog
You want some DNA, officer? Here ya go. Hope you don't mind it in brown.

You're giving them a stool sample?

23 posted on 06/20/2013 10:23:10 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
You want some DNA, officer? Here ya go. Hope you don't mind it in brown.

Lol, I'll be right back sir, do you prefer paper or plastic?
24 posted on 06/20/2013 10:34:53 AM PDT by ForAmerica (Texas Conservative Christian Black Man!)
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To: arbitrary.squid

You may have a point there. I remember when PA had a drinking age of 21 and West Virginia was 18. The only thing scarier than teenage kids driving drunk was kids driving FORTY MILES to get their booze and then driving back drunk.


25 posted on 06/20/2013 10:36:26 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Altariel
Im curious about the legality of off duty police obstructing State Roads

Next point - what happens say if one of them gets accidentally injured in the process.

26 posted on 06/20/2013 10:37:54 AM PDT by Revelation 911 (hump scratching n'er do well.....all strung out on chicken wings and venison jerky)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Blood, spit and cops:

WORST.....BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS....COVER BAND.....EVER!!!!!


27 posted on 06/20/2013 10:38:35 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Altariel

offering them $10 for saliva and $50 to give blood

Building a Clone Army ? Clone Wars Coming LOL


28 posted on 06/20/2013 10:46:31 AM PDT by molson209
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To: Buckeye McFrog

We drove a lot farther than 40 miles at times to get the stronger beer in Texas, which was easier than trying to find a liquor store in Oklahoma that would sell to us when we were underage. Didn’t hurt that at the time, there was no open container law in Texas.

Glad I’m not that young and stupid anymore. Well, at least not that young.


29 posted on 06/20/2013 10:47:39 AM PDT by arbitrary.squid
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To: arbitrary.squid

people who drink have to drive farther to get their alcohol.”

But we buy more at a time!


30 posted on 06/20/2013 11:00:42 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

All of their radar guns are in the shop next week.


31 posted on 06/20/2013 11:16:56 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (There's room under my bus for BOTH Holder and obozo!)
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To: Altariel
In 1958 an Ala. cop in St. Clair County was pretty understanding and send me on my way around 1 AM after stopping me obviously drunk, disheveled, driving slowly on the shoulder with lights out.

My girlfriend and I lived in Calhoun County to the east (I think only three counties were wet at the time) and had gone to B'ham for an evening of jazz and drinks. I was 21 but she was younger and hadn't drunk alcohol, while I had had quite a few. She had been driving and I was sleeping in the back when my '58 VW bug with manually switchable gas reserve ran out of gas. It was a bit tricky to get started again if you didn't switch immediately. She didn't normally drive, didn't have a license and didn't know what to do, which was turn off the lights, turn the lever, and drive in first gear using the starter until the engine started. She got into the passenger seat and I had just started driving when the cop showed up.

I showed him my license and explained the situation, leaving out only her not having a license, and said she was going to take over again as soon as I got it started.

The cop said it sounded like a good plan, and stayed long enough to see us off with her driving.


32 posted on 06/20/2013 11:31:51 AM PDT by caveat emptor (!)
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To: ForAmerica

I wouldn’t be surprised if Texas was one of their targets.

Just the other day, a mother was arrested in Texas for demanding that she be shown an arrest warrant for her minor child.

The problem? No warrant, so the mother was arrested in retaliation.


33 posted on 06/20/2013 2:16:26 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: molson209

More likely, building T-800s and T-1000s.

They do need to look human to successfully infiltrate us after all.


34 posted on 06/20/2013 3:08:12 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: caveat emptor

We need more peace officers like that, and fewer LEOs as we have today.

Freegards,


35 posted on 06/20/2013 6:51:54 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: ForAmerica

http://rt.com/usa/texas-drivers-saliva-blood-breath-990/

Your DNA checkpoints finally came to Texas.


36 posted on 11/20/2013 12:56:14 AM PST by The KG9 Kid
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