Skip to comments.Texas drivers get asked for saliva, blood at police roadblock
Posted on 11/20/2013 5:58:03 AM PST by Red in Blue PA
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.
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A 6-minute YouTube video by yours truly and Mark P. Ferri, about the loss of freedom in America.
I don't believe this at all. Saliva tests are not generally recognised tests for substance impairment. This was an effort to collect DNA samples for a database, straight up.
Spit at them.
When they “ask” just say FU.
Throw out a buncha tire spikes just upstream of the check point.
We use saliva alcohol tests to screen for alcohol all the time. If they’re negative there is no need to further test.
“It was part of a government research study”.
Change “research” to “over reach” and the statement will be correct.
Testing for alcohol and testing for impairment are two totally different things.
To: Red in Blue PA; Revolting cat!
“Spit at them.”............
Definitely NOT recommended as it will then be an “assault” charge that WILL get you arrested.
Americans don’t like to admit it to themselves, but the USA is no longer the land of liberty and freedom.
I think that's the best response.
There is a time to put your foot down, despite any consequences. Nonsense like this is a way to frighten and cow the public, nothing more. It is dependent on passive people. If you absolutely refuse to cooperate, even by lowering your window more than an inch or two, you win.
And if they get really obnoxious about it, you might just win the lottery. How much is appropriate for having your civil rights violated? $10 million? $50 million? Demand the upper limit.
It might be a persuasive argument to a judge that this is a sign of government arrogance, and without devastatingly punitive punishment, they will do so again, hiding behind taxpayer money. SO EVEN, you continue, if the judge is not willing to give you the money, you ask that the COURT still give them the maximum fine, even if you don’t see a dime of it.
This isn’t a game, your honor. Tyrants need to be stopped and punished, or their next tyranny will be worse. It could just as likely be to the judge and his family. Stop them now, your honor, before it gets worse. Put this company out of business.
Just speak some Spanish to them and act like you don't understand English. They'll send you on your way.
One more time for the slow learners: cops. are. not. your. friends.
bump for later
Data collected from such a "voluntary" program would be useless beyond belief, so what's going on here?
When in doubt, "Follow The Money," and you'll probably find the company contracted to perform this research is an Obama campaign contributor.
> “Am I being detained or am I free to go?”
Key question. Taking of DNA samples is a search and should require probable cause.