CONSTITUTIONAL LAW IS NOT USURPED BY TREATY LAW: UN ARMS TREATY INCLUDED | by Jack Mullen


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“There is nothing new or unique about what we say here. This Court has regularly and uniformly recognized the supremacy of the Constitution over a treaty. [Footnote 33] For example, in Geofroy v. Riggs, 133 U. S. 258, 133 U. S. 267, it declared:

“The treaty power, as expressed in the Constitution, is in terms unlimited except by those restraints which are found in that instrument against the action of the government or of its departments, and those arising from the nature of the government itself and of that of the States. It would not be contended that it extends so far as to authorize what the Constitution forbids, or a change in the character of the government, or in that of one of the States, or a cession of any portion of the territory of the latter, without its consent.”

Be Vigil For The Attempt to Have the UN Arms Treaty Ratified Before Obama is Cleared Out of the White House.

In 2013, John Kerry Signed UN Arms Treaty — saying:

“On behalf of President Obama and the United States of America, I am very pleased to have signed this treaty here today. I signed it because President Obama knows that from decades of efforts that at any time that we work with — cooperatively to address the illicit trade in conventional weapons, we make the world a safer place. And this treaty is a significant step in that effort.”

He also said:

“This is about keeping weapons out of the hands of terrorists and rogue actors. This is about reducing the risk of international transfers of conventional arms that will be used to carry out the world’s worst crimes. This is about keeping Americans safe and keeping America strong,” he said. “This treaty will not diminish anyone’s freedom. In fact, the treaty recognizes the freedom of both individuals and states to obtain, possess, and use arms for legitimate purposes.”

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FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY | JACK MULLEN


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By Jack Mullen | 25July2015

This is a time of stupendous revelation – all things can be seen in much clearer light and people searching for truth have, for a Limited Time Only, an opening — like the tranquil eye of a raging hurricane.  The opening is ephemeral and soon will close – the storm is getting stronger, winds harder and more damaging; a war is raging between unlimited potential of focused goodness and the natural boundaries of evil not fully expressed.

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EXCLUSIVE: THE LOUGHNER PRECEDENT AND THE SPECTRE OF STALIN-STYLE PURGE


The Spectre of a Stalin-style Purge in the United States

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Court illustration of Jared Lee Loughner  –  CBS/ROBLES

By Arthur Clemens, Jr.  | 24Nov2014

Our legal system is based in part on laws passed by the Congress, in part on the Constitution, and in part based on precedents set by the Supreme Court and lower Courts.

For example, Brown vs Board of Education, handed down in 1954, established the formerly held concept of “separate but equal”  which made legal the practice of segregating schools on the basis of race, was not a valid legal concept, so the case set a precedent which eventually ended segregated schools in the United States.

Then there was the case of Roe vs. Wade, which established women had the legal right to obtain an abortion, and since that time, there has been a continuing controversy over this decision, with pro and anti-abortion groups continually defending or criticizing this decision.

So it can be seen from these cases, just how powerful the Supreme Court is, and how they can make decisions which set precedents that have the force of law.

There is a dark side to this power, and the public is not aware of some of the precedents the Supreme Court has handed down, and how they adversely affect the public interest.

For example…

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STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA HIGH COURT VACATES STATE CONSTITUTION: RULE OF LAW COLLAPSES INTO RULE OF MEN


STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA HIGH COURT VACATES STATE CONSTITUTION: RULE OF LAW COLLAPSES INTO RULE OF MEN

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(Jack Mullen) – The State of Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently ruled that probable cause is all that is required to search an automobile during a traffic stop.  The decision effectively ends the process of requiring a warrant to search a vehicle unless there is probable cause and exigent circumstances.

Further the Pennsylvania High Court’s decision overrides Pennsylvania’s own Declaration of Rights in State Constitution Article I, Section 8.  Article 8 stating 

“The people shall be secure in their persons, houses, papers and possessions from unreasonable searches and seizures, and no warrant to search any place or to seize any person or things shall issue without describing them as nearly as may be, nor without probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation subscribed by the affiant.”[A]

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14APR2014: DOJ INVESTIGATION CONFIRMS: ALBUQUERQUE POLICE ‘EXECUTING’ CITIZENS


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Following release of report, rights groups calling for removal of mayor and police chief

(Common Dreams) –  Residents of Albuquerque, New Mexico are marching on the police department Saturday to demand retribution against the city’s mayor and police chief for their role in the police force’s documented “execution” of citizens.

The march comes after the Department of Justice slammed the Albuquerque Police Department for their frequent use of excessive and lethal force in a damning report released on Thursday.

Though, according to advocates, abuse by local law enforcement has been systemic for years, calls for increased scrutiny of the APD were amplified following the police shooting death of James Boyd, a homeless man suffering from mental illness, on March 16.

Advocates welcomed the DOJ’s findings, saying the report was “spot on” in terms of identifying the root causes of this behavior, such as the “aggressive culture of the department” and the way in which “force is prioritized in training.”

However, according to David Correia, an organizer with the Task Force for Public Safety who has been working with families of victims of APD violence, the DOJ’s inclusion of Mayor Richard J. Berry and police chief Gorden Eden in the negotiations for the consent decree, which will dictate how those recommendations will be implemented, is a “non-starter” for the community groups.

The systemic deficiencies identified by the DOJ are “all produced and reinforced through leadership,” Correia told Common Dreams. “To say those people should be involved to us is ‘no go.’ We don’t want them to be a part of it.”

Further, Correia noted that the report did not go so far as to address some of the larger issues including laws around homelessness, access for people suffering from mental illness and access for veterans, which he says are also major contributors to the police violence in the city.

The Saturday evening protest will begin at 5 PM MST at Civic Plaza from where demonstrators will march to the APD. During another recent protest against the department, police assaulted demonstrators with tear gas.

Activists are calling for the removal of those officials, including Berry and Eden, who oversaw the frequent “execution” of citizens and for a federal monitor to be appointed. Correia said that they need to “interrupt the idea that this is somehow resolved,” now that the DOJ has released their report.

“Our fear is that people will now think that the sheriff has come down in his white hat and we can all sit back and relax,” Correia continued.

The Justice Department investigation, launched in November 2012, found:

APD officers too frequently use deadly force against people who pose a minimal threat and in situations where the conduct of the officers heightens the danger and contributes to the need to use force;

APD officers use less lethal force, including electronic controlled weapons, on people who are passively resisting, non-threatening, observably unable to comply with orders or pose only a minimal threat to the officers; and

Encounters between APD officers and persons with mental illness and in crisis too frequently result in a use of force or a higher level of force than necessary.

The DOJ also cited “systemic deficiencies” which contribute to these patterns which include deficient policies, failed accountability, inadequate training and supervision, ineffective systems of investigation and adjudication, the absence of a culture of community policing and a lack of sufficient civilian oversight.

Read original: http://krqe.com/2014/04/10/justice-dept-investigative-findings-on-apd/

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Media Coverage Please? Bin Laden’s Son-In-Law Is Quietly On Trial Over 9/11 Attacks


An artist sketch shows Suleiman Abu Ghaith, a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden and one of the highest-ranking al Qaeda figures to be brought to the United States to face a civilian trial, at a hearing in a Manhattan federal court in New York April 8, 2013. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg
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Stephanie Sledge – Apparently, we live in a time where the media would rather cover the ‘Blade Runner – Oscar Pistorius’ trial on CNN, instead of the trial of Osama Bin Laden’s son-in-law, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, and his alleged involvement in the 9/11/01 World Trade Center attacks.

Following the attacks, there has been an enormous amount of tyrannical legislation and police-state agenda strapped upon the American People’s backs, including: the creation of Homeland Security, and the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). All in the name of post 9/11 safety to keep our nation protected from anymore so-called bad guys that want to allegedly attack us.

 

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18DEC2013: Texas Court Rules Warrants Can be Obtained on ‘Predictions of Future Crimes’


 

(Adan Salazar) – A ruling by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals last week opens the door for Texas law enforcement to obtain search warrants “based on predictions of the commission of future crimes,” an appeals judge has stated.

Members of the Special Reaction Team with the 178th Military Police Detachment, 89th Military Police Brigade, raid a house in Wainwright Village during a new training exercise at Fort Hood, Texas, March 5, 2013.

Members of the Special Reaction Team with the 178th Military Police Detachment, 89th Military Police Brigade, raid a house in Wainwright Village during a new training exercise at Fort Hood, Texas, March 5, 2013.

The ruling came in the 2010 case of a man who police allege was “fixing to” cook methamphetamine.

Parker County police had been staking out suspect Michael Fred Wehren’s house for over a month.

When an informant tipped them off that Wehren and others were preparing to manufacture a batch of meth, police entered the home after midnight and detained Wehren and his friends outside his home in handcuffs.

Police then entered the home and located pseudoephedrine, stripped lithium batteries and other materials typically used to cook meth.

Only after police illegally entered Wehren’s home did they secure a search warrant from a judge. Of course, their request made sure not to mention the fact they had already entered the house and seized what they were looking for.

During trial, Wehrenberg’s lawyers argued the evidence was inadmissible as it had been obtained through deceptive means.

“The motion was denied,” writes Eric Nicholson for the Dallas Observer, adding, “the trial court cited federal ‘independent source doctrine,’ which allows illegally seized evidence a third party told them about beforehand — and Wehrenberg pleaded guilty to one count of possession and one count of intent to manufacture, getting five years in prison.”

Wehren’s lawyers appealed the verdict to the Second Court of Appeals in Fort Worth on the grounds that evidence used to convict him should have initially been excluded.

While that court sided with Wehren’s lawyers, judges with the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, which ultimately has the final say, agreed with the trial court’s decision, saying the confidential informant’s tip could be construed as being within the guidelines of the federal “independent source doctrine.”

One judge offered a sound basis for dissenting with the majority, ominously concluding the ruling meant “search warrants may now be based on predictions of the commission of future crimes.”

“There was more than enough time to secure a search warrant before the officers’ intrusion into the premises, but they deliberately chose not to attempt to obtain it until after they had conducted the unlawful entry,” wrote Judge Lawrence E. Meyers in his dissenting opinion.

“Further, had the officers entered the home and found the occupants only baking cupcakes, the officers would not have bothered to then obtain the warrant at all. It was only after unlawfully entering and finding suspicious activity that they felt the need to then secure the warrant in order to cover their tracks and collect the evidence without the taint of their entry.”

“Further,” Meyers continued, “even if the search warrant was based exclusively on the confidential informant’s information, it still would not be valid. The informant’s tip that Appellant and his group were ‘fixing to’ cook methamphetamine that evening was a prediction of a future crime rather than an assertion that a crime was being or had been committed. Probable cause for a search warrant cannot be based on anticipation of a prospective crime.”

Original Article here: http://www.infowars.com/texas-court-rules-warrants-may-be-obtained-on-predictions-of-future-crimes/

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