We gots to thank the Cowgirl for this one. That lady can read fast?
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Feds to Collect Millions of DNA Profiles Yearly, Stay Out if You Can
The feds will soon be collecting about one million DNA samples a year under a new program that lets federal agents collect cheek swabs from citizens merely arrested for any federal crime or from any non-citizen detained by federal agents -- including visitors to the country who have visas.
The intent is build a massive database of DNA samples (.pdf) that police can use to catch rapists and murderers, but even the innocent should fear being in the database, due to the vagaries of how cold case DNA searches can easily pinpoint an innocent person.
Fingerprint Act of 2005 and the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006
Docket Type Rulemaking
Document ID DOJ-OAG-2008-0009-0001
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How To Comment Comments may be mailed to David J. Karp, Senior Counsel, Office of Legal Policy, Room 4509, Main Justice Building, 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20530. To ensure proper handling, please reference OAG Docket No. 119 on your correspondence. You may submit comments electronically or view an electronic version of this proposed rule at http://www.regulations.gov.
Title DNA-Sample Collection Under the DNA Fingerprint Act of 2005 and the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006
Document Type PROPOSED RULES
CFR Citation 28 CFR 28
Legacy ID OAG 119
FR Volume Number 73 FR 21083
Federal Register Number E8-08339
Date Posted 04/18/2008
Comments Due 05/19/2008Add to Technorati Favorites
And how she was forcibly strip searched by male deputies in Starke County, Ohio. We do because we wrote a letter to the States Attorney about it. See here posted on 2-4-08:And then we find out Hope Steffy wasn't alone. Starke County law enforcement apparently enjoyed making teen girls strip down for "trespassing" which we wrote about here posted 2-5-08:
Well we never heard anything back from our letters. But then what the hell, the only thing we ever get back from Florida Legislators is a generated thank you for writing note, if that.
But I am guessing the reason the Ohio Attorney General never wrote back was because he was busy. Busy doing what you may ask? Lets see,
An independent investigation into all the allegations swirling around Attorney General Marc Dann could begin next week. Republican leaders in the Legislature said Friday that they will pass a bill giving Ohio Inspector General Tom Charles the authority to investigate the attorney general'''s office. Democrats are backing the bill, and Gov. Ted Strickland said he will sign it. House Speaker Jon Husted and Senate President Bill Harris said they spoke with Charles and he indicated he is willing to conduct the probe. The House will approve the bill Tuesday, the Senate on Wednesday and Charles will get to work immediately, they said. In the wake of a sexual harassment investigation that saw three top aides lose their jobs, Dann admitted last week that he had an affair with an employee and mismanaged the office. Democrats and Republicans have called on Dan to step down or be impeached, but he refused, saying he has not committed any impeachable offenses. Husted and Harris said they were moved to act Friday by reports that an Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation employee erased computer data that was related to the investigation of Anthony Gutierrez, the attorney general'''s former general services director. Gutierrez was fired last week following an internal office investigation of sexual harassment charges that also accused him of running his private business, MTV Construction, on state time using state property.
Oh and of course there is more Here. And here. And obviously a lot of places cause he be a busy man.
And what about Sherrif Swanson whom The AG was supposed to investigate?
WKYC reports that since the release of the now-notorious Hope Steffey ’strip search’ video, 4 more Stark County, Ohio women, including Valentina Dyshko of North Canton, have come forward alleging that they were forced to remove their clothing when detained at the Stark County Jail...BL further reports in a subsequent article that the State Attorney General will be looking into the entire matter.
Larry Shields of the Salem News reports that Stark County Sheriff Tim Swanson has officially requested that Ohio Attorney General Mark Dan “review all the circumstances surrounding the arrest and incarceration of Hope Steffey in October of 2006,” a vicious incident labelled “way out of line” by Cuyahoga county Sheriff Gerald McFaul (h/t ThePoliticalCat).
Additionally, Muriel Kane of The Raw Story reports that video footage taken prior to the now-infamous strip search tape may exist, noting that “jailhouse surveillance cameras show a deputy with a handheld camera filming Steffey being escorted to her cell.”
NOW THIS IS FREAKING FUNNY
he Wants to house out-of-county female inmates to avoid layoffs CANTON To prevent layoffs, Sheriff Tim Swanson wants to bring women prisoners from other counties and federal lockup to the Stark County Jail.
GOOD GOD ALMIGHTY, he can't find enough victims on the streets. He has to import them.
AND get paid for them no less.
BUT NOW WE GO FROM FUNNY TO ABSURD!
The Stark County Sheriff�s Office is proud to announce that Sheriff Tim Swanson has been elected as the President of the Buckeye State Sheriffs� Association for the year 2008.
DUDES AND DUDETTES, I am packing up my whips and chains and moving to OHIO, the land of whacko-tunity. But then were in Florida ain't we? Where we have police officers getting folk killed and jailers dumping folk out of wheelchairs.
Alas, should we be surprised. Oh course not. Like the weenie little wuses that we are we just throw our hands in the air and go oh golly gee that is so terrible, that should never be allowed to happen and then hide with a bag of chips and a beer in front of our 52 inch plasma T.V. watching American Idol (I wonder who goes tonight, rock dude is gonna win) or anything but the news. After all it's so disturbing. But we are safe now aren't we? Now that we have given up so much of our power that those whose job it is to protect us can abuse us with impunity! And where do YOU think it will end???
Thanks to the individual that tipped us off.Add to Technorati Favorites
They zig and zag at high speeds, not on race tracks, but on popular roads throughout Palm Beach County. Speed bikers are taking their need for speed onto our roadways, endangering not only their lives, but the lives of every other driver they zoom by at over 100 miles per hour. The worst part about it is, police can't catch them.
CBS 12 rode along with Palm Beach County Sheriff's deputies on several nights to get a first hand account of how big the problem is. During one ride along, CBS 12's cameras were rolling when we spotted a group of bikers doing double the speed limit on Military Trail near Forest Hill Boulevard. The deputy attempted to catch up. But in an instant, the bikers scattered and two of them took off at over 120 miles an hour, and disappeared into the night.
"we can't even catch up to the violators that are doing 90... and if they see us pull out... then they'll accelerate even further... and they'll get from 90 to 120 like that," said Deputy Stu Sussman, with PBSO. Read the rest here.Then ask yourself. O.K. although the motorcycle seizure provision of HB137 the fines went up like really high. More than if you run over a motorcyclists and kill them. Yes in Florida it is still cheaper to kill a biker with your SUV than to hire a hit man. But if they can't catch them they can't fine them.
So is there underlying message here? Is somebody suggesting engine size be restricted (easily remedied by a creative mechanic)? Banning sport bikes maybe? Ah wait wait, would that not be discriminatory? Would they not have to ban all bikes?
Well to those that might say that will never happen remember, we were told HB137 would never pass by people that are supposed to know this stuff.Add to Technorati Favorites
LEAP is an organization that believes it is time to end the carnage and destruction of personal lives caused not by drugs, but the "war against drugs". Mike Jones, retired deputy police chief
made a rational case for the legalization of drugs. All drugs mind you not just weed. Eric Eggers saw the rationale as did many of the callers. Preston Scott, an otherwise rational person, could not only not see, but closed his mind almost immediately to what he could not argue. And admitted he can't form a rational thought due to being angry.
His initial primary concern was that the legalization of drugs would make them more accessible to kids. His belief was that kids do not use drugs because they are afraid of the laws.
He had to fall back on the argument that philosophically it was the continued ruination of a society. Hedonism at its best. Then tried to tie accessibility to guns to the issue, i.e. if one is to make drugs legal then they will become easier for kids to get so we may as well make it easier for them to get guns??????? You can hear this segment at: http://www.wflafm.com/pages/morningshow.html Click on the caption "Is it time".
At one point Preston accuses the opposite viewpoint as being naive (having or showing a lack of experience, judgment, or information). One might suspect that the representative of LEAP probably has considerable more experience and information on this topic than Preston Scott.
In fact I would suspect that a great many kids have more experience and information on this subject than Mr. Scott and that in this case at least, Mr. Scott is naive. Note I said in this case. I enjoy the exchanges between Eggers and Scott. They are entertaining. Unfortunately, there are occasions when emotion overrules facts. That is probably true of many of us on any number of issues. Lack of knowledge on this particular issue however plays right into the hands of the persons who profit from the drug wars. Politicians, police and the prison industry. Were people actually concerned about the lives and the collateral damage lost to the war on drugs
the Florida House of Representatives would not have tried to cut Substance Abuse Treatment out of the corrections budget this last session. But then as Mark Twain said:
“Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself!”
(thanks for that one Mike).
Now since, due to what apparently is subconscious desire to bed down in gutters and hang out in seedy places with seedy people (well actually I kinda like seedy places and people), I attempt to stay away from drug and alcohol on a daily basis. Minus the worst drug of all, yet legal, cigarettes. So why should I have a dog in this fight. Hell, if I'm gonna do em, drugs and alcohol, like everybody else is going to do them. Legal or not. So why?
Because this site is about Freedom! Not just for a few, but for everybody. You free nobody by attempting to take the chains from their souls to wrap them around their wrists.
To those who have never had the experience to gain that knowledge, be grateful.Add to Technorati Favorites