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Supreme Court Reversal: Police DO NOT Need a Warrant to Search Your Home – Hayden’s Note Attached

Posted on Feb 27, 2014 in Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Police, Military, & War, Political Issues

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Free Thought Project

In another devastating blow to freedom, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that police don’t need a warrant to search your property. As long as two occupants disagree about allowing officers to enter, and the resident who refuses access is then arrested, police may enter the residence.

“Instead of adhering to the warrant requirement,” Ginsburg wrote, “today’s decision tells the police they may dodge it, nevermind ample time to secure the approval of a neutral magistrate.” Tuesday’s ruling, she added, “shrinks to petite size our holding in Georgia v. Randolph.”

Hayden’s Note:

It should be noted that this decision does not allow police to enter homes at random. Instead, what it is saying – and reversing from a previous case noted above – is that even if you object to a search, if you are in custody or even being detained, police do not necessarily need a warrant to proceed with a search. This is an extremely slippery slope that will lead to further degradation of the 4th Amendment in the sense that search warrants require a very specific language, describing the person or place to be searched, as well as what police are searching for. 

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Tennessee Senate Bill 1849 Seeks to Stop the NSA within State Borders, Refuses Support

Posted on Jan 25, 2014 in Alphabet Agencies & Operations, Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Political Issues

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Ben Swann

As eight states have introduced legislation to keep the NSA out of their borders, Tennessee’s newly introduced legislation packs the strongest punch yet.

The bill is known as the “Tennessee Fourth Amendment Protection Act”. State Senator Stacey Campfield (R) and State Representative Andy Holt (R) are the Senate and House sponsors. The bill was drafted and lobbied for by the Tenth Amendment Center, a national think-tank, which seeks to impede unconstitutional federal laws, regulations and entities on the state level.

“We have an out of control federal agency spying on pretty much everybody in the world. I don’t think the state of Tennessee should be helping the NSA violate the Constitution and the basic privacy rights of its citizens – and we don’t have to,” Campfield said. “This bill may not stop the NSA, but it will darn sure stop Tennessee from participating in unjustified and illegal activities.”

Campfield’s comments hold strong warrant. The NSA has been operating directly underneath the nose of many Tennesseans without them ever knowing. A long-standing secretive NSA computing facility calls Oak Ridge, Tennessee home. ...

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South Carolina House Passes Legislation to Ban Drone Use 100-0

Posted on Jan 25, 2014 in Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Police, Military, & War, Political Issues

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Ben Swann

The South Carolina state senate this week is considering a bill to virtually ban the use of drones without a warrant. It recently passed the state house unanimously, with a vote of 100-0.

Introduced in early 2013 by Reps. Hamilton (R), Delleney (R), Taylor (R), Putnam (R) and Loftis (R), House bill 3514 (H3514) would prohibit the operation of drones by an agency of the state unless it is “pursuant to a criminal warrant issued by a court of competent jurisdiction.”

“We’re really just updating our laws to keep up with some of the technology,” the bill’s primary sponsor, state Rep. Dan Hamilton, R-Taylors, told South Carolina Radio Network. ”The technology is changing rapidly. A lot of these companies that have sold them for use overseas are now marketing them domestically. I think, before things get out of hand, that we put a box around it and make they’re being used in the way they should be.”

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Prox Dynamics Black Hornet Micro Drone

Posted on Dec 27, 2013 in Alphabet Agencies & Operations, Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Police, Military, & War, Science & Technology

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Let’s file this under the category of, “Yes, please! I want one!”, as well as, “Really Creepy” in the hands of our Department of Homeland Security and local law enforcers.

Prox Dynamics PD-100 Black Hornet Micro UAV / Drone

In a world of delicate, experimental nano-drones, the Black Hornet is the first operational system deployed. A hand-launched observation drone, it can resist gusting winds, fly for 25 minutes, and travel nearly a mile from its operator. The autopilot can follow GPS coordinates to conduct a preplanned patrol or simply hover and stare. All in a drone that weighs less than 0.6 ounces. – Popular Science

With the race for practical, affordable surveillance drones in high gear, I thought this little guy could serve some interesting purposes for the regular Joe. Several of my friends have large farms and use amateur, bulky octo-copter drones to check on irrigation systems, cattle, fence lines, and more.

In a SHTF situation, this micro UAV could prove invaluable for area recon and intelligence, as well as everyday tasks such as the aforementioned activities, especially with it’s integrated pan & tilt camera....

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Florida Woman Evicted from Own Home for Living Off the Grid

Posted on Dec 16, 2013 in Alt Energy, Tiny Homes, & Structures, Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Urban Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

FOX4 reports on a Cape Coral, Florida, woman who is being targeted by code enforcement officials because her home is “off grid.”

Robin Speronis, who outright owns her house, with property taxes up to date (do you truly own it if you continue paying “rent” in the form of property taxes?), has been served with an eviction notice after the local FOX affiliate ran a story about her living off the grid.

“A code enforcement officer came, knocked on the door, then posts a placard that says “Uninhabitable Property – Do Not Enter”, says Robin, as she reads the sign.

A local attorney has picked up the case, pro bono.

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Monsanto Protection Act Set to Expire; Senate Does Not Renew

Posted on Sep 26, 2013 in Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Health, Food News, & Big Pharma, Political Issues

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Daisy Luther, The Organic Prepper

Finally, it seems like we have the attention of some of the members of Congress. As the result of an enormous outcry, the Senate voted down the rider that was recently approved by the House of Representatives. The rider would have continued Big Biotech’s immunity against prosecution resulting from their toxic farming practices and questionable crops.

As of September 30th, the so-called Monsanto Protection Act will be dead. This is a major victory for anti-GMO activists as it is the first time that Congress has decided in favor of the constituents as opposed to companies like Monsanto, Sygenta, Bayer, and Dow.

Hayden’s Note:

I somehow don’t think that this was defeated because the Senate is a group of good guys watching out for all of us. Instead, I have a feeling there was something else in the overall vote that was not to be passed. Expect the Monsanto Protection Act rider to be rewritten or worked into a different bill for future vote once the dust settles and the alt media has quieted down.

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Marine Corps Colonel: “We’re building a domestic army” – Hayden’s Note

Posted on Aug 16, 2013 in Alphabet Agencies & Operations, Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Police, Military, & War

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Concord, NH, City Council Meeting

I’ve been saying this since September, 2005, when I was a New Orleans Police Officer. I saw the incrementalism then and spoke out against it, and I now see it moving full steam ahead eight years later.

In several phone conversations with readers, friends, and like-minded thinkers, I explained, in detail, how the Federal Government was using New Orleans as a “test bed” for militarization of domestic law enforcement. After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, I pointed out that the Feds were coaxing local, county, and state governments into getting in lock-step. They offered millions of dollars for departments to purchase new uniforms – but only in midnight navy blue – as well as offering fleets of new vehicles, as long as they followed Fed guidelines for certain markings and lights, as well as massive caches of new weapons and Homeland Security-approved radios. Sure, it’s great for interoperability… but with that carrot on the stick comes a price. It comes attached with a new attitude, a new perspective, and a new master....

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The Surveillance State: How the War on Drugs and the War on Terror Go Hand in Hand

Posted on Jun 26, 2013 in Alphabet Agencies & Operations, Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Police, Military, & War, Political Issues

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Lady Bud

The philosophical underpinnings of America have traditionally been based on constraining the federal government through the interpretation of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Americans though, have willingly given up their rights based on security concerns, fear and perception of crime.

These fears have largely been driven by politicians, the media and “the crime du jour” which sensationalizes horrific events with the promise that one more law will fix our communities, or save America from terrorists. These public safety security concerns started with the Drug War and have expanded in a further deterioration of our civil liberties in the post 9/11 decade.

The War on Terror is now firmly entrenched in American life. This permanent emergency has been supported in large part because of policy interests that create fear and juxtapose that fear to patriotism. This creates a paradigm unprecedented in our society as Americans have accepted limiting their rights based not on facts, or critical analysis of a policy and what it is designed to do, but on sound bites and rhetoric....

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National Security Agency’s PRISM: Collecting Your Audio, Video, Photos, Emails, and More

Posted on Jun 07, 2013 in Alphabet Agencies & Operations, Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Police, Military, & War, Science & Technology, Social Networking

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: The New Yorker by Amy Davidson

“They quite literally can watch your ideas form as you type,” an unnamed intelligence officer told Barton Gellman and Laura Poitras of the Washington Post.

“They” are the National Security Agency, and the Post report reveals that an N.S.A. program called Prism has, for the past six years, been “tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. Internet companies, extracting audio, video, photographs, e-mails, documents and connection logs that enable analysts to track a person’s movements and contacts over time.”

NSA PRISM Power Point Slides 

These were not occasional, extraordinary incursions: the Post, in addition to talking to the intelligence officer—who decided to speak out of a concern for civil liberties that seems to have been distinctly lacking at higher levels—obtained PowerPoint slides from an internal N.S.A. briefing and other documents. The Guardian also got the briefing materials. One of the slides explains that “NSA reporting increasingly relies on PRISM” for close to one in seven of its intelligence reports, and the program, which began in 2007, is said to be growing rapidly.

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Raw Milk Farmer Acquitted on 3 of 4 Charges

Posted on May 27, 2013 in Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Health, Food News, & Big Pharma

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Journal Sentinel

Dairy farmer Vernon Hershberger was acquitted on three of four criminal charges early Saturday morning in a trial that drew national attention from supporters of the raw, unpasteurized milk movement.

Hayden’s Note:

See this 2010 article for background information: http://www.truthistreason.net/state-agencies-crack-down-on-raw-milk-sales

Many will consider this is a small victory for raw milk and jury nullification efforts.

Jurors in Sauk County Circuit Court deliberated about four hours, until nearly 1 a.m. Saturday, before returning a verdict of guilty on one charge of violating a holding order placed on products on the Hershberger farm following a raid there in the summer of 2010.

The 41-year-old farmer faces up to a year in jail and $10,000 in fines on that conviction. A sentencing date will be announced later, Judge Guy Reynolds said.

Hershberger was found innocent of three charges that included operating an unlicensed retail store that sold raw milk and other products; and operating a dairy farm and dairy processing facility without licenses.

Hershberger’s supporters have said he was targeted for prosecution because he sold raw milk directly to consumers through a private buying club with several hundred members....

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Winning: City in Virginia Becomes First to Pass Anti-Drone Legislation

Posted on Feb 06, 2013 in Alphabet Agencies & Operations, Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Police, Military, & War, Political Issues

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: US News

Charlottesville, Va., has become the first city in the United States to formally pass an anti-drone resolution.

The resolution passed by a 3-2 vote and was brought to the city council by activist David Swanson and the Rutherford Institute, a civil liberties group based in the city. The measure also endorses a proposed two-year moratorium on drones in Virginia.

Councilmember Dede Smith, who voted in favor of the bill, says that drones are “pretty clearly a threat to our constitutional right to privacy.”

“If we don’t get out ahead of it to establish some guidelines for how drones are used, they will be used in a very invasive way and we’ll be left to try and pick up the pieces,” she says.

“With a lot of these resolutions, although they don’t have a lot of teeth to them, they can inspire other governments to pass similar measures,” she says. “You can get a critical mass and then it does have influence. One doesn’t do much, but a thousand of them might. We want this on [federal and state lawmakers'] radars.”

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Farmers Begin Planting Hemp Under New Colorado State Legalization; DEA Threatens to Burn Fields

Posted on Feb 01, 2013 in Alphabet Agencies & Operations, Health, Food News, & Big Pharma, Police, Military, & War, Political Issues, Urban Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Natural Society by Anthony Gucciardi

Many farmers in Colorado will be expanding their list of planted crops this Spring after groundbreaking legislation was passed last November that allowed not only for the legalization of marijuana, but hemp as well. Now in case you’re not familiar, hemp is actually a multi-purpose substance that does not produce the high effects of marijuana. In fact, it’s mainly used as a super cheap and highly efficient building material — at least in other nations where ridiculous bans are not enforced on the ‘high-free’ material.

Industrial-HempColorado farmers like Michael Bowman will be planting 100 acres of hemp to be harvested and sold off as not only building material, but a highly nutritious superfood. While marijuana is considerably high in the substance known as THC (delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol), which of course is the compound that produces the ‘high’ effects, it’s also significantly low in what’s known as CDB (cannabidiol). That’s where hemp comes in. [It is high in CBD while being relatively THC-free, if not sterile.]

Hemp as a Superfood, Industry Transformer

These cannabinoids have actually been promoted by many first hand sources as not only a health optimizing substance, but a serious solution to cancer....

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Sheriff Says 911 Isn’t Best Option; Safety No Longer a Spectator Sport, “I Need You in the Game”

Posted on Jan 29, 2013 in Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Police, Military, & War

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Milwaukee area Sheriff David Clarke released a public service announcement urging citizens to seek firearm training and fight back against the criminal elements that seek to do them harm.

In the PSA, Sheriff Clarke cites recent police cutbacks and layoffs, along with mentioning prolonged police arrival times and that calling 911 might not be in your best interest initially.  Sheriff Clarke encourages his constituents to “be prepared”, and candidly states that their safety is no longer a spectator sport; he needs them in the game alongside his deputies.

“…your safety — it’s no longer a spectator sport; I need you in the game.”

He goes on to offer three choices for would-be victims: beg for mercy from violent criminals, hide under the bed, or fight back!

“It’s your duty to protect yourself and your family,” he says. “We’re partners now. Can I count on you?”

Sheriff Clarke has been receiving an onslaught of complaints and calls for his resignation from various groups, along with the President of the Deputy Sheriff’s Association, Roy Felber, suggesting the public service announcement is more closely aligned to a call for vigilantism....

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Utility Workers and Police Trespass to Install Smart Meter, Arrest Home Owner [Video]

Posted on Jan 25, 2013 in Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Health, Food News, & Big Pharma, Police, Military, & War, Political Issues

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Naperville, IL, resident Malia “Kim” Bendis and her neighbor were arrested on eavesdropping and resisting an officer charges after video recording two police officers and utility workers installing a “smart meter” – which have been linked to health issues – on her neighbor’s house.  The home owner, identified only as Laura, is clearly seen on video refusing consent for the utility workers and police to be on her property, along with expressing concerns for her child’s health and safety, but is threatened with arrest if she interferes.

What happened to 4th Amendment requirements? What happened to private property laws?

Why are the police masquerading as enforcing City Hall requirements when in reality, they are protecting a private company?

Illinois citizens are still being arrested for recording police officers despite a 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling last year that blocked the enforcement of the law on the grounds that it was unconstitutional.

The law, which made it a felony to record them, even while acting in their official role as a public servant – in public, where no expectation of privacy is considered – is highly illogical, especially in this particular case.  ...

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Former SEAL: Dear Mr. Security Agent

Posted on Jan 23, 2013 in Blog, Editorials, & Thoughts, Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Police, Military, & War

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Excerpt from Matt Bracken’s Open Letter to Law Enforcement with Hayden’s Note at the end;

The unintended consequences of this misguided utopian fool’s crusade to ban guns would include a second civil war as agonizingly painful as the first one, if not more so, since there would be no front lines and no safe areas for anybody, anywhere. Every sane American wants to prevent such a calamitous outcome as a “dirty civil war” on United States soil.

But know this: those tens of millions will never be quietly disarmed and then later forced at government gunpoint onto history’s next boxcars. If boxcars and detention camps are to be in America’s future, then you, Mr. Security Agent, will have to disarm them the hard way first. Not Piers Morgan, not Dianne Feinstein, not Chuck Schumer.

You.

And so, if you find yourself silently dismounting a covert SWAT vehicle at zero-dark-thirty, dressed in body armor, counting down to the explosion of battering rams and flash-bang grenades, on a raid against a sleeping household intended to result in the confiscation of firearms, ammunition, or magazines that were legal to own in 2012, millions of Americans who also swore an oath to defend the Constitution will consider you their domestic enemy, and they will resist you with force of arms....

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