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Vermont Man Rob MacIver Wrongly Accused of Running Red Light, Takes Cops to Court (Video)
WCAX.com via Opposingviews.com ^ | Sat, July 27, 2013 | Amanda Schallert,

Posted on 07/28/2013 5:14:32 PM PDT by Daffynition

The defendants in Rob MacIver’s red-light ticket case are members of the police department and his town’s administration, but neither of them showed up to the hearing on Friday.

MacIver, a 56-year-old Vermont man, is looking to win $2,000 for the damages he incurred while protesting a ticket he received for supposedly running a red light last December, according to WCAX.com.

MacIver says he didn't go through a red light and the police’s video proved his point. However, police have insisted he violated the law.

(Excerpt) Read more at opposingviews.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Vermont
KEYWORDS: donutwatch; leo; lying; policeabuse; policestate
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The *money* portion of the article:

**The defendants were reportedly found in a coffee shop near the courthouse on Friday during the hearing, so it is unclear why they weren’t able to make the scheduled proceedings.**

Six min. video, at the source; I don't blame Mr. McIver for following through.

1 posted on 07/28/2013 5:14:32 PM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

I thought that in court if the defendents did not show, then the plantiffs won by default. Not in Vermont apparantly.


2 posted on 07/28/2013 5:22:37 PM PDT by ProudFossil (" I never did give anyone hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell." Harry Truman)
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To: Daffynition
WCAX video of trial
3 posted on 07/28/2013 5:22:48 PM PDT by Daffynition (Life's short- paddle hard!)
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To: Daffynition

So theres a Dunkin Donuts by the court house?


4 posted on 07/28/2013 5:25:27 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: ProudFossil

That is what I thought also.

Could the judge be covering for bad policing?


5 posted on 07/28/2013 5:26:58 PM PDT by Daffynition (Life's short- paddle hard!)
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To: ProudFossil

This was in small claims court, and I don’t know if things are handled differently. I wouldn’t think so.


6 posted on 07/28/2013 5:28:21 PM PDT by Daffynition (Life's short- paddle hard!)
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To: driftdiver

Apparantly.


7 posted on 07/28/2013 5:28:55 PM PDT by Daffynition (Life's short- paddle hard!)
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To: ProudFossil
I thought that in court if the defendents did not show, then the plaintiffs won by default. Not in Vermont apparantly.

The judge is on the defendant's side. He wants to humiliate the cop.

8 posted on 07/28/2013 5:29:39 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: Daffynition

RTFA. The judge is on the defendant’s side. He wants to humiliate the cop in court. He was looking forward to it.


9 posted on 07/28/2013 5:30:23 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: Daffynition
In March, MacIver brought the violation to a traffic court, and the police officer who ticketed him testified that he ran the red light.

I believe a perjury charge is in order here.

10 posted on 07/28/2013 5:32:13 PM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: Daffynition

Prediction: the judge will issue a contempt order next time.


11 posted on 07/28/2013 5:32:25 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: Daffynition
I'm not sure what gives with cops today. Do they do a penis check and only accept applicants with small penises? Shooting dogs, 93 year old nursing home residents, issuing phony traffic tickets? That's the best they can do? In this case, thank goodness for dash cam video. Try to videotape or otherwise record every encounter you have or you see happening with police--otherwise a lying cop would have the advantage. That's becoming an urgent necessity, unfortunately.
12 posted on 07/28/2013 5:32:36 PM PDT by House Atreides ( D)
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To: Daffynition

He better get a Kevlar vest for his dog.


13 posted on 07/28/2013 5:32:59 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Daffynition

We are moving into a police state at warp speed!


14 posted on 07/28/2013 5:51:07 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Daffynition
Typical out-of control, power-crazed little tyrant swine. Sonomabatch should go to jail for wrongful prosecution, perjury, and contempt of court just for starters on the criminal complaints.

Additionally, the $2,000.00 this guy will win hands down on the restitutional damages is a drop in the bucket to the Civil Rights violations this pig has opened his department and the City up for. If I were McIver's lawyer, I'd be suing in a Civil Suit for a minimum of $200K. Minimum.

This rump-clown shoud never be allowed near a badge or gun again. He's proven himself not to have the judgement of a four-year old.

Then, once McIver has soaked this scumbag for every cent he can get, this jerkwad needs his butt stomped to pulp. He needs to be tuned like a freaking Steinway. It's the only language these criminal cowboy's understand.

IMHO.

;-\

15 posted on 07/28/2013 5:53:56 PM PDT by Gargantua (Hey dimwit, is this a politically correct, sphincter-approved tagline? Too bad...)
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To: Hoodat

>>...and the police officer who ticketed him testified that he ran the red light.<<

Then in the video, the cop told McIver he pulled him over b/c he was *crossing the white line.*

I’d have to watch the vid again, but I didn’t notice that to be the case on 1st look. OK, the cop crossed the white line as many times as McI did.

One thing I know about VT, they are very strict about using your signal, when changing lanes...that has always been the case.

The complaint: http://shelburnevermontpolicedepttrafficstop.info/complaint/


16 posted on 07/28/2013 6:12:46 PM PDT by Daffynition (Life's short- paddle hard!)
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To: House Atreides
Try to videotape or otherwise record every encounter you have or you see happening with police--

What! And violate the cops' sacred privacy? I guess next you'll want to listen to all their phone calls and read all their texts and e-mails then set up 24/7/365 street surveillance so you'll know where their vehicles are at all times and build a huge computer system somewhere that will automatically collalate all that information. Your calling for a police state. /s

17 posted on 07/28/2013 6:12:51 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: muir_redwoods

Yeppers.


18 posted on 07/28/2013 6:13:20 PM PDT by Daffynition (Life's short- paddle hard!)
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To: Daffynition

God!I just hate it when Police Officers abuse their authority.They wonder why the Public disrepects them.This is a Prime example.

The Complainant should have told that Officer Not to lose that video and that he would be seeing him in court.

It seems that the Officer didn’t believe the complainant would take him there since he(The Officer)didn’t show up.

The only way to cure abuses of authority like that is to hit these Officers in the wallet.


19 posted on 07/28/2013 6:13:59 PM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: House Atreides

It sure seems that way doesn’t it?

Did anyone see Huckabee’s show this weekend, about how we have militarized the police? Some cops have Peacekeepers for crying out loud! (That’s a tank like we use in Afghanistan). Why in hell does any police department need a main battle tank to protect and serve?

The guest made a very important point: We pay their salaries, and any public servant should bear that foremost in mind in every interaction they have with the public (their bosses).


20 posted on 07/28/2013 6:15:20 PM PDT by bigbob
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