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Woman's speed trap warning lands her in jail (video at link)
http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/local&id=8715510 ^

Posted on 06/26/2012 4:53:14 PM PDT by Orange1998

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She should start a fund to accept donations for her defense.
1 posted on 06/26/2012 4:53:23 PM PDT by Orange1998
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To: Orange1998

Pauline Revere


2 posted on 06/26/2012 4:54:39 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Orange1998

This hasn’t stood a court challenge anyplace its been challenged. I can’t imagine it standing in Texas.


3 posted on 06/26/2012 4:56:19 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Orange1998

Note to youngsters, if you’re driving down the road and someone flashes their high beams at you and you can’t figure out why, you should probably make sure you are obeying the speed limit.


4 posted on 06/26/2012 4:58:40 PM PDT by RC one (this space intentionally left blank)
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To: Orange1998

When you do something like this you need a second person filming and recording from a distance and transmitting to a secure, out of jurisdiction, location.


5 posted on 06/26/2012 4:59:26 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: Orange1998

Cops say their presence on the roads is to deter speeding. What rot!


6 posted on 06/26/2012 5:01:13 PM PDT by Jaidyn
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To: Orange1998
he was taking me to jail for obstructing justice revenue.

Fixed it.

7 posted on 06/26/2012 5:03:21 PM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: Orange1998
"I was completely abiding by the law," she said. "I was simply warning citizens of a situation ahead."

Not in Amerika, you weren't, honey.

8 posted on 06/26/2012 5:04:43 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: driftdiver

In my opinion her constitutional rights were violated by the arresting officer. A few years ago the Harris County Sheriff was sued for arresting two brothers for videoing the police. Harris County was sued and lost Millions in the case.

http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Brothers-who-won-lawsuit-against-sheriff-sue-1782406.php

Two brothers who successfully sued Harris County and the Sheriff’s Office for false arrest are now suing the attorney who represented them in that case.

Erik and Sean Ibarra filed suit Wednesday in a Harris County court, accusing Lloyd E. Kelley of breach of contract. The brothers are disputing the amount of expenses Kelley incurred and that he wants them to pay.

“They feel like they are being victimized by their own lawyer trying to charge more,” attorney Randy Sorrels said today.

Kelley said that he had not been served with the lawsuit and knew about it only because Sorrels, the brothers’ new attorney had called him.

The brothers received a $1.7 million settlement earlier this year. Kelley asked the court for $2.2 million in legal fees, but was awarded $1.4 million.


9 posted on 06/26/2012 5:05:30 PM PDT by Orange1998
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To: driftdiver
Not sure about signs, but a Florida judge recently ruled flashing brights to warn other drivers is covered under freedom of speech.

Speed trap warning

10 posted on 06/26/2012 5:08:39 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: RC one
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11 posted on 06/26/2012 5:09:21 PM PDT by Huskrrrr ( the will)
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To: Orange1998
One must understand, speeding tickets have nothing to do with detering speeding. Its all about collecting revenue.

If it were about ACTUALLY WANTING to slow down drivers, they'd OPENLY park in plain sight or drive along in traffic.

Instead, everything is done in hiding, in order to CATCH not deter.

12 posted on 06/26/2012 5:10:02 PM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: Orange1998

Police bullying and abuse of power. They couldn’t arrest her for exercising her first amendment right, so they arrested her on trumped up charges. I’m disgusted by the posters who blame her for this incident. Is there any governmental entity that is not out of control and still worthy of respect?


13 posted on 06/26/2012 5:11:45 PM PDT by winner3000 (ss)
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To: Orange1998

Police bullying and abuse of power. They couldn’t arrest her for exercising her first amendment right, so they arrested her on trumped up charges. I’m disgusted by the posters who blame her for this incident. Is there any governmental entity that is not out of control and still worthy of respect?


14 posted on 06/26/2012 5:12:03 PM PDT by winner3000 (ss)
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To: Orange1998

She won’t need a defenswe fund. I’m sure some sharp lawyer has already contacted her about suing the city.


15 posted on 06/26/2012 5:12:19 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: Orange1998

http://speedtrapahead.org/wordpress/


16 posted on 06/26/2012 5:13:02 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: Orange1998

The court has already ruled in a simlar case and said it is free speech.


17 posted on 06/26/2012 5:14:51 PM PDT by stockpirate (Romney, Ann Coulter & our ruling republican elites, are Big Government socialists, Grand Ole Sociali)
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To: Orange1998

She was the lookout for the criminals, and that’s okay? Interesting.


18 posted on 06/26/2012 5:15:09 PM PDT by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: Orange1998
If one were smart they'd hold a sign that says something like,

"Speed Traps should be illegal!"
19 posted on 06/26/2012 5:17:16 PM PDT by Sparticus (Tar and feathers for the next dumb@ss Republican that uses the word bipartisanship.)
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To: Orange1998
"He was telling me he was taking me to jail for obstructing justice, that was an automatic three to five years,"

Really? Threats and scaring people with three to five years for holding a sign? And cops wonder why they don't get the respect they think they deserve?

20 posted on 06/26/2012 5:17:16 PM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: Truth29

“When you do something like this you need a second person filming and recording from a distance and transmitting to a secure, out of jurisdiction, location.”

No. You organize the local American Legion and VFW to show up at the city council meeting. You tell them to fire the a$$hole police chief or else. You make it known to the council members that you’ll throw their butts out of office. We used that technique to fire two police chiefs in my community.

Get involved in your local government, patriots.


21 posted on 06/26/2012 5:20:28 PM PDT by sergeantdave (Public unions exist to protect the unions from the taxpaying public)
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To: Orange1998

Her real offense was interfering with revenue collection.


22 posted on 06/26/2012 5:21:56 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Jaidyn

Funny thing, her presence was deterring speeders...she was helping! They should give her an honorary deputy badge!


23 posted on 06/26/2012 5:23:34 PM PDT by Melpomene (Proud member of the Who Dat nation.)
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To: driftdiver; Orange1998
I think SCOTUS just ruled such action, as long as it did not physically interfere with the LEOs or obstruct traffic, was perfectly legal.
24 posted on 06/26/2012 5:27:44 PM PDT by MindBender26 (America can survive 4 years of Romney. She cannot survive another 4 years of an unfettered Obama!)
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To: LearsFool
She was the lookout for the criminals, and that’s okay?

I'm okay with that. In what way is it a crime for a citizen to warn other citizens to slow down?

25 posted on 06/26/2012 5:28:18 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (Goode over evil. Voting for mitt or obie is like throwing your country away.)
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To: stockpirate

The court has already ruled in a simlar case and said it is free speech.

You got it!!!!


26 posted on 06/26/2012 5:29:06 PM PDT by Huebolt (It's not over until there is not ONE DEMOCRAT HOLDING OFFICE ANYWHERE. Not even a dog catcher!)
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To: LearsFool
She was the lookout for the criminals, and that’s okay?

What criminals?

27 posted on 06/26/2012 5:29:23 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Orange1998

So, standing on a public sidewalk and holding a sign warning motorists to obey the law is now a crime???


28 posted on 06/26/2012 5:30:42 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: sergeantdave

The officer, City, Police Chief should be sued for knowingly abusing authority and violating her constitutional rights. I wonder if anyone reads the Constitution anymore.


29 posted on 06/26/2012 5:32:03 PM PDT by Orange1998
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To: Orange1998

Also, a person can be arrested for dropping coins in expiring parking meters. That one puzzles me.


30 posted on 06/26/2012 5:32:49 PM PDT by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire..)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
She won’t need a defenswe fund. I’m sure some sharp greedy lawyer has already contacted her about suing the city.
31 posted on 06/26/2012 5:34:46 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: RC one

I don’t really do it too much if there’s a cop hiding but if there are deer up ahead or any animal then I flash and they do slow down.....


32 posted on 06/26/2012 5:35:59 PM PDT by geege
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To: steve86

Lawyers got to eat, too.


33 posted on 06/26/2012 5:37:18 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: Future Snake Eater

There’s only two classes of people. The criminals with a badge, and the criminals without one.


34 posted on 06/26/2012 5:40:03 PM PDT by JDW11235 (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/ AND "The fat, spoiled, complacent kid is going on a diet." -Unkus)
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To: LearsFool

Kinda’ loose on who you call a “criminal” aren’t ya’?


35 posted on 06/26/2012 5:40:31 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: Future Snake Eater

Looks like she found criminals alright, and they emerge wearing badges.


36 posted on 06/26/2012 5:42:53 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is, it is the only answer.)
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To: sergeantdave

People need to understand that you need to confront leftists, not send them some idiotic love note, hoping for better relations in the future. That’s what moron RINOs do.

Patriots need to get in the fascist faces of leftists. Threaten these commies in dark parking lots. Tell them that their homo eye makeup makes them look like Hitler.

This is not a tiddly-winks tournament. This is war.


37 posted on 06/26/2012 5:43:15 PM PDT by sergeantdave (Public unions exist to protect the unions from the taxpaying public)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

“Lawyers got to eat, too.”

So do the tax enforcers (police) and the tax collectors (traffic law judges)!


38 posted on 06/26/2012 5:46:27 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Yes, Lawyers DO have to eat. I suggest locking several in a room, and throwing in a bottle of ketchup and shaker of salt.

Then brick the door over. . . (evil grin)


39 posted on 06/26/2012 5:47:48 PM PDT by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border. I **DARE** you to cross it. . . .)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

The difference is that if there is money involved the lawyer will gladly be on your side.


40 posted on 06/26/2012 5:50:48 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: Orange1998; xzins

When I was in High School I used to do this. If I saw a radar trap I would go down the road and put up a sign that said “Radar Trap Ahead”. Either that or I’d go around and then drive down the street going about 15 miles per hour below the speed limit with a trail of cars behind me who would all change their tunes about me being a road hog when they’d see the radar cops. I’d wave at the cops as I crawled on by their trap.

The fact that they would call her actions “obstructing justice” is a joke. If she was on the sidewalk like she claims, then she was perfectly within her rights to warn motorists of a potential pick pocket ahead.


41 posted on 06/26/2012 5:54:20 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (Virgil Goode! Because everyone else is Bad!)
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To: Orange1998

Battery and kidnapping.

The case law is clear and recent.

She owns them.


42 posted on 06/26/2012 5:56:27 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Orange1998

A mature (over 60) lady gets pulled over for speeding...

Older Woman: Is there a problem, Officer?

Officer: Ma’am, you were speeding

Older Woman: Oh, I see.

Officer: Can I see your license please?

Older Woman: I’d give it to you but I don’t have one.

Officer: Don’t have one?

Older Woman: Lost it 4 years ago for drunk driving.

Officer: I see...Can I see your vehicle registration papers please..

Older Woman: I can’t do that.

Officer: Why not?

Older Woman: I stole this car.

Officer: Stole it?

Older Woman: Yes, and I killed and hacked up the owner.

Officer: You what?

Older Woman: His body parts are in plastic bags in the trunk if you want to see. The Officer looks at the woman and slowly backs away to his car and calls for back up. Within minutes, five police cars circle the car. A senior officer slowly approaches the car, clasping his half drawn gun.

Officer 2: Ma’am, could you step out of your vehicle please! The woman steps out of her vehicle.
Older woman: Is there a problem sir?

Officer 2: One of my officers told me that you have stolen this car and murdered the owner.

Older Woman: Murdered the owner?

Officer 2: Yes, could you please open the trunk of your car, please. The woman opens the trunk, revealing nothing but empty space.

Officer 2: Is this your car, ma’am?

Older Woman: Yes, here are the registration papers. The officer is quite stunned.

Officer 2: One of my officers claims that you do not have a driving license. The woman digs into her handbag and pulls out a clutch purse and hands it to the officer. The officer examines the license. He looks quite puzzled.

Officer 2: Thank you ma’am, one of my officers told me you didn’t have a license, that you stole this car, and that you murdered and hacked up the owner.

Older Woman: I bet the liar told you I was speeding, too!

Don’t Mess With Mature Ladies


43 posted on 06/26/2012 5:58:34 PM PDT by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: Orange1998

I believe a citizen is free to discuss with other citizen how tax dollars are being used. If Elsberg could publish the Pentagon Papers, surely this woman’s actions are protected under the 1st amendment.

That would be my defense


44 posted on 06/26/2012 6:01:30 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Legalize Freedom!!)
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To: Orange1998

It’s all about whether you live in a home-rule state, Orange.

If you live in a home-rule state, citizens can recall police chiefs and put local council and county board members on the hot seat.

They can also set up teams to investigate leftists.

In my community, for example, we fired two police chiefs and sent five county employees and elected officials to state prison.

Patriots gotta get involved locally if they expect to take their country back.


45 posted on 06/26/2012 6:05:38 PM PDT by sergeantdave (Public unions exist to protect the unions from the taxpaying public)
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To: LearsFool

No she was arrested by the criminals who were denying her her first amendment rights to communicate with other citizens about government activity. The cops (again) are the criminals


46 posted on 06/26/2012 6:06:00 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Legalize Freedom!!)
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To: Orange1998

Too bad people just don’t obey the traffic laws. I guess that rule of law thing is best applied selectively.


47 posted on 06/26/2012 6:11:46 PM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic ( (#withNewt))
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To: winner3000
I’m disgusted by the posters who blame her for this incident.
Which poster did that?
48 posted on 06/26/2012 6:21:58 PM PDT by samtheman (http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jun/21/obamas-socialist-designs/)
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To: P-Marlowe

There are police jurisdictions here in our rural area where a speeder getting pulled over is a rare event. There are others that are legitmately called “traps”.

I have no problem with busting up a speed trap. It should be done more often.

I wouldn’t give some of our towns a hard time, though. If they have one of their very few policemen watching speeds, it’s because they’ve been told there’s a problem.

But not everyone lives in a rural town/village.


49 posted on 06/26/2012 6:22:02 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: geege

you’re a fine American.


50 posted on 06/26/2012 6:33:11 PM PDT by RC one (this space intentionally left blank)
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