Skip to comments.North Texas Drivers Stopped at Roadblock Asked for Saliva, Blood
Posted on 11/19/2013 2:31:36 PM PST by Ken H
Some drivers along a busy Fort Worth street on Friday were stopped at police roadblock and directed into a parking lot, where they were asked by federal contractors for samples of their breath, saliva and even blood.
It was part of a government research study aimed at determining the number of drunken or drug-impaired drivers.
"It just doesn't seem right that you can be forced off the road when you're not doing anything wrong," said Kim Cope, who said she was on her lunch break when she was forced to pull over at the roadblock on Beach Street in North Fort Worth
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which is spending $7.9 million on the survey over three years, said participation was "100 percent voluntary" and anonymous.
But Cope said it didn't feel voluntary to her -- despite signs saying it was. "I gestured to the guy in front that I just wanted to go straight, but he wouldn't let me and forced me into a parking spot," she said
An agency spokeswoman sent an email confirming the government is conducting the surveys in 30 cities across the country in an effort to reduce impaired-driving accidents.
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Here.....just take my underwear.
Excepting the part in which you're forced to stop at the roadblock and go into a parking lot. This sounds like a similar roadblock that happened in Alabama within the past couple of months.
Why the hell is Texas even allowing them to do this? Kick their asses out.
just say no and be firm
Yes this is the kind of freedom that George Washington’s army fought for. They froze and suffered a terrible winter at Valley Forge so government entities could conduct random searches of of it’s subjects.
Hand me a warrant to comply or see you later....
“Have a nice day” as I drive away...
And if someone refuses to turn into the parking lot, are they charged with evading the authorities?
they might get more saliva than they bargained for
Hey Cop!!! Hold the cup and I’ll Wizz in it!
No probable cause. Inadmissible in court. But the 4th Amendment isn’t just talking about prosecutions.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
It’s really not hard to understand the “shall not be violated part”. It does not say anything about shall not be violated and used in a court. It just says “shall not be violated”.
If somebody shot these officers on the spot, and I served on the jury I would not convict them.
Hand they guy a hammer and say “Go ahead...knock yourself out”
They will have a the blood and spit they want.
as in “EFF-OFF!!!”, and drive away.
It’s Texas. I hope Ted Cruz and/or Rick Perry are on this INSTANTLY.
Police State USA , Life During Wartime
Years ago I was an Air Force flight surgeon. One day an officer from the JAG office came by and asked for a box of medical gloves. So asked what the hell he needed them for. He said “ well, we’re doing piss testing today. For officers that means we have to watch the specimen given, and some of the pilots piss all over the cup on purpose before handing them back”. All I could think of was “ damn I wish I had thought of that”...