Contempt of cop, America’s defiance revolution… “Like NSA leaker Edward Snowden, ordinary Americans pushing back against authority”- …World – CBC News

Like NSA leaker Edward Snowden, ordinary Americans pushing back against authority

By Neil Macdonald, CBC News Posted: Jan 16,

A 21-year-old motorist, knowing his legal rights, refuses to get out of his car or follow a policeman\’s orders unless he is told he is being formally detained.

A 21-year-old motorist, knowing his legal rights, refuses to get out of his car or follow a policeman\’s orders unless he is told he is being formally detained. (YouTube)

Neil Macdonald

Senior Washington Correspondent

Neil Macdonald is the senior Washington correspondent for CBC News, which he joined in 1988 following 12 years in newspapers. Before taking up this post in 2003, Macdonald reported from the Middle East for five years. He speaks English and French fluently, and some Arabic.

Related Stories

Edward Snowden did us all a favour

Neil Macdonald: Self-preservation in gunned-up America

External Links

YouTube U.S. checkpoint refusal

YouTube Top U.S. checkpoint refusals of 2012

YouTube ACLU Hidden third camera, criminal law reform

New Yorker: Taken, civil forfeiture

(Note: CBC does not endorse and is not responsible for the content of external links.)

Increasingly, and openly, ordinary Americans are committing a legal act that some police nonetheless regard as among the most heinous of all offences: it\’s called contempt of cop.

bigbrowatch

bigbrowatch (Photo credit: GunnyG1345)

It\’s otherwise known as asserting your constitutional rights.

Citizens, feeling empowered, are pointing smartphones, rather than just an accusing finger, at abusive authorities.

gophum

gophum (Photo credit: GunnyG1345)

Civil libertarians with hidden cameras are challenging the so-called \”suspicion-less\” roadblocks that police set up to catch lawbreakers. Motorists and others are fighting back in the courts and online against police shakedown rackets on U.S. highways and elsewhere.

rprprprp

rprprprp (Photo credit: GunnyG1345)

Everywhere, it seems, Americans are openly challenging arbitrary behaviour by those in authority.

Furthermore, they are winning. Not since the late 1960s have those in authority, from heavy-handed cops to the federal operatives sifting metadata in super-secret intelligence installations, been exposed to so much disinfecting sunlight.

It\’s marvelous to see such courage, and further proof that whatever the world might say about America, no other democracy takes the rule of law more seriously.

And while it is difficult to tell what\’s driving this new assertiveness, you have to feel it\’s part of a recovery from the almost supine attitude that most people here adopted in the years after 9/11.

During those years, in response to demands for security from a terrified public, the American \”deep state\” grew almost exponentially, at a cost so staggering no one seems able to produce a reliable estimate, the Washington Post reported following a two-year investigation.

Checkpoint refusals

Today, though, Americans seem to be rediscovering their sense of independence, and technology is the heavy weapon in their push-back.

Just as their government has used it to obliterate the notion of………

EXCERPT!!!!!!!!!!!!

via Contempt of cop, America’s defiance revolution – World – CBC News.

Enhanced by Zemanta

About Gunny G

GnySgt USMC (Ret.) 1952--'72 PC: History, Poly-Tiks, Military, Stories, Controversial, Unusual, Humorous, etc.... "Simplify...y'know!"
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

25 Responses to Contempt of cop, America’s defiance revolution… “Like NSA leaker Edward Snowden, ordinary Americans pushing back against authority”- …World – CBC News

  1. Pingback: The Founding Fathers Loathed Political Parties… – Freedom Outpost | Freedom Outpost | BLOGGING BAD ~ DICK.G: AMERICAN !

  2. Pingback: ▶ Obama Fears Arrest and is Running Scared From NSA Scandal….. – YouTube | BLOGGING BAD ~ DICK.G: AMERICAN !

  3. Pingback: Fred On Everything………….. “A Childhood in Athens No Sign of Socrates, Though” | BLOGGING BAD ~ DICK.G: AMERICAN !

  4. Pingback: Obama’s Influence Has Cast A Spirit Of Darkness Over America | Global Unrest | BLOGGING BAD ~ DICK.G: AMERICAN !

  5. Pingback: Gunny G: HERE’S ONE I POSTED A WHILE BABK @ A PLACW CALLED ROCHESTER…October 21, 2003 | BLOGGING BAD ~ DICK.G: AMERICAN !

  6. Pingback: Robert E. Lee: American Patriot and Southern Hero | BLOGGING BAD ~ DICK.G: AMERICAN !

  7. Pingback: PROPOSED MISSION STATEMENT, AMERICAN SPRING 2014 (MARCH ON WASHINGTON) | BLOGGING BAD ~ DICK.G: AMERICAN !

  8. Pingback: By Doug Hagmann: Death race to Damascus continues | BLOGGING BAD ~ DICK.G: AMERICAN !

  9. Pingback: The Follies of Jack Ryan: Another Hollywood Thriller About Christian Terrorists in New York City | | IF THE TRUTH BE KNOWN...BLOGGING BAD w/Gunny.G...

  10. Pingback: Jack Ryan (character) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | BLOGGING BAD ~ DICK.G: AMERICAN !

  11. Pingback: As the bodies pile up, Obama dismisses Al-Qaeda resurgence, they’re a Junior Varsity team | BLOGGING BAD ~ DICK.G: AMERICAN !

  12. Pingback: Conservatives Adopting Lefty Language About ‘Income Inequality’ | BarelyABlog | BLOGGING BAD ~ DICK.G: AMERICAN !

  13. Pingback: “The Bible Is Anti-Government” ETC. ~ LewRockwell.com | BLOGGING BAD ~ DICK.G: AMERICAN !

  14. Pingback: The Daily Bell – How Obamacare Could Lead to Single Payer Sooner Than You Think | BLOGGING BAD ~ DICK.G: AMERICAN !

  15. Pingback: The “Lone Survivor” Litmus Test….. | BLOGGING BAD ~ DICK.G: AMERICAN !

  16. Pingback: Muslims Gang Rape Elderly American Woman In Colorado | IF THE TRUTH BE KNOWN...BLOGGING BAD w/Gunny.G...

  17. Pingback: Red Alert: Operation American Spring Is Exploding & So Is The Organized Opposition | Protests & Demonstrations | BLOGGING BAD ~ DICK.G: AMERICAN !

  18. Pingback: American Citizens Are One Step Away From Being Chinese Slaves | Dave Hodges – The Common Sense Show | BLOGGING BAD ~ DICK.G: AMERICAN !

  19. Pingback: Red Alert: Operation American Spring Is Exploding & So Is The Organized Opposition | Protests & Demonstrations… “Essentially, there are very powerful forces dedicated to ensuring that this event is not a success. Below is a list of sug

  20. Pingback: It’s Time for Conservatives to Let the Blue States Burn | BLOGGING BAD ~ DICK.G: AMERICAN !

  21. Pingback: Gun Control Ad Starring Gabrielle Giffords to Air Before State of the Union | BLOGGING BAD ~ DICK.G: AMERICAN !

  22. Pingback: Why I Will Not Expatriate… | Dave Hodges – The Common Sense Show | BLOGGING BAD ~ DICK.G: AMERICAN !

  23. Pingback: Is flashing headlights to warn of a speed trap protected by the First Amendment? | BLOGGING BAD ~ DICK.G: AMERICAN !

  24. Pingback: Youtube: Inside Scientology Sea Org meeting | BLOGGING BAD ~ DICK.G: AMERICAN !

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.