South Carolina — Imagine, for a moment, that you see a cop beating up a teenage girl for being in possession of a little bit of cannabis. The girl, not wanting to be kidnapped and caged for a plant, is naturally ‘resisting’ her arrest. So, the cop asks you to step in and help him. What do you do?
Well, even if you are morally opposed to the war on drugs, and believe that people should not be kidnapped and caged for possessing a plant — that the US government admits can kill cancer cells — you must step in. If you do not help the cop, in South Carolina, you could go to jail. Seriously.
On the police propaganda show from A&E, Live PD, a recent episode exposed this tyrannical and outright ridiculous law.
Last week, a highly controversial episode of Live PD showed an officer involved in the high-speed chase of Bryan Martin who had his two-year-old daughter with him during the arrest after the chase came to a dramatic end.
When Martin exited his vehicle, after he flipped it, he was holding his daughter as the officer attempted to arrest him.
Once the officer was on top of Martin, he was asking the bystanders, some of whom were filming, to help him in the arrest. No one stepped in.
While someone did get his daughter out of the way and safe, the officer’s calls for help fell on deaf ears — including those from the A&E camera operator who just moved around to film from different angles.
WFMY News, then reported on the arrest, caught on Live PD, and informed their viewers, who were shocked to learn, that state law says officers can call out for help from bystanders if suspects are resisting an arrest.
Section 23-15-70 of the SC Code of Laws states any person refusing to assist the officer could be charged with a misdemeanor, fined $30 to $100 or imprisoned 30 days in jail.
The entire SECTION 23-15-70 – Call out for assistance or posse comitatus; penalty for refusing to assist — reads as follows:
Any sheriff, deputy sheriff, constable or other officer specially empowered may call out the bystanders or posse comitatus of the proper county to his assistance whenever he is resisted or has reasonable grounds to suspect and believe that such assistance will be necessary in the service or execution of process in any criminal case and any deputy sheriff may call out such posse comitatus to assist in enforcing the laws and in arresting violators or suspected violators thereof. Any person refusing to assist as one of the posse comitatus in the service or execution of such process, when required by the sheriff, deputy sheriff, constable or other officer shall be liable to be indicted therefor and upon conviction shall be fined and imprisoned, at the discretion of the court any person who shall fail to respond and render assistance when summoned by a deputy sheriff to assist in enforcing the laws and in arresting violators or suspected violators thereof shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction shall be fined not less than thirty nor more than one hundred dollars or imprisoned for thirty days.
While Martin’s case is an extreme one, the fact is that police apprehend and arrest otherwise entirely innocent people on a daily basis. Laws like this one open up Pandora’s box in regards to the potential for ominous scenarios to play out.
While many people would likely step in to break up a severely one-sided fight, there should never be a requirement to do so.
Threatening entirely innocent people with fines and jail for refusing to put themselves in harm’s way to help an officer who may or may not be violating the rights of an innocent person is nothing short of tyrannical and goes against all measures of a free society.
What do you think? Should people be thrown in jail for refusing to help a police officer who is asking for their assistance? Let us know in the comments below.
For the past few years, the Back To School Jam has been one of the go-to music festivals to help close out summer in New Jersey. After continuously rocking Howell, they needed a new venue to hold this year’s event, which will be held on Saturday, Sept. 9. The right spot for them was Sayreville’s Starland Ballroom, and today, the first half of the lineup was revealed to the public.
Headlining the event are New York pop punk outfit State Champs, who have been garnering fans with their 2015 sophomore studio album Around the World and Back, which peaked at number 30 on the Billboard Top 200. Their performance will be in the midst of their trek to Chicago’s Riot Fest. Back in May, the band released a deluxe version of their latest studio album, which includes the new single “Slow Burn”.
Playing the role of direct support are two of Long Island’s best acts. Since reuniting in 2015, The Movielife have been playing numerous shows in North America and Europe. The band are set to release their new studio album Cities in Search of a Heart on Sept. 22 via Rise Records. This is the follow up to their 2003 release Forty Hour Train Back to Penn. Crime In Stereo are slated to perform their 2007 studio album Is Dead in its entirety in Philadelphia, Boston, and Brooklyn next month. The outfit have been working on the follow up to their 2010 studio album I Was Trying to Describe You to Someone.
The rest of the lineup includes Angel Du$t, Speak Low If You Speak Love, Praise, Homesafe, Bright Green (featuring Man Overboard vocalist Zac Eisenstein), Sleep On It, Bearings, and Westpoint. An additional announcement will be made on Aug. 7. Aside from the music, there will be a plethora of food trucks and an outdoor BBQ taking place outside of Starland Ballroom. Tickets will go on sale to the general public this Wednesday (July 19) at 1 p.m on AXS. A limited amount of pre-sale tickets can be purchased here. Doors for The Back To School Jam will open at noon with a 1 p.m. show time.
Back To School Jam 2017 lineup
Crime In Stereo
Speak Low If You Speak Love
Sleep On It
Just two weeks after pot sales began, state officials are scrambling to prevent a shortage. The stakes are high — the state budget is counting on millions in anticipated tax revenue from pot sales.
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Why are retired Deep State minions suing private citizens and members of the Independent Media? The following video has the answers.
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[7/16/17 CLAIRE BERNISH] As a father suffering from hepatitis C, Michael Brooks exhausted every pharmaceutical option available to treat the disease and extend his time on Earth with loved ones, before ultimately turning to medical cannabis — a move which, indeed, changed everything.
“It saved my life,” Brooks declared to the State of Tennessee of the THC-intensive oil responsible for vastly improved health, in a hearing discussed at a later point in this article.
As definitive as his statement seemed, not everything came up roses for the devoted dad — despite medical cannabis having facilitated the best health of Brooks’ more than four decades alive.
In fact, two years after his impassioned plea to his state of residence, Brooks languishes on the brink of death, gaunt, pale — and without his kids to treasure the precious remaining last moments of his existence — because government.
Twenty-five years after Michael Brooks contracted hepatitis C — a disease affecting the liver, often without any noticeable symptoms, which can cause serious damage, cirrhosis, cancer, and even death — and, now married, the infection began wreaking havoc with his health.
A multitude of pharmaceuticals having proffered no benefit — instead, adding adverse effects — Brooks and his wife, whom High Times’ Russ Belville did not name and who also suffers from hep C, turned frantically to medical cannabis oil, in the haven known for an explosion in the population of medical refugees: Colorado.
And it worked. Belville explains,
“Within a few heavy treatments of the oil, his viral load was undetectable. Not only had he beaten back hepatitis C, he was in the best health of his life. He had never known how ill he had always been, because he had always been ill. For the first time, he told me, he felt healthy — he felt like what most people take for granted.
“Then, from the highest high of relief and gratitude for his discovery of medical marijuana, he was plunged within a few months into the lowest depths of depression and despair.
“Michael couldn’t stay in Colorado. He returned to Tennessee to raise his family. Having recovered so well with the use of medical marijuana, he and his wife had a second little boy, making him a new father at the age of 48, to go along with their first son who was closing in his second birthday.”
Everything went along swimmingly, it seemed, until the couple decided to seek health assistance from the State of Tennessee for their two boys’ developmental disabilities — acquired through lead poisoning.
That request would be conditional to a urine test — which Michael agreed to — and failed with flying colors, stunning medical staff, who balked when recording highest concentration of THC in a person’s blood they’d ever seen.
‘How did he manage this feat?’ they wondered, their trained, non-legal-state suspicions piqued.
“It’s my medicine,” Brooks plainly told officials two years ago. “That’s why I’m even able to be before you today. It saved my life.”
Although Belville doesn’t elucidate on whether the motivation for Brooks’ candor lay beyond any legal obligation for it, that the desperate father pled with a truth backed by a plethora of government and independent studies — and which undoubtedly improved quality and time spent with his boys — should have been a watershed moment for Tennessee officials.
Embarrassingly for them, it wasn’t.
“Within 24 hours, the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services (DCS) had been contacted. They showed up at Michael’s house and took away his two little boys,” High Times reports.
Let that sink in. Father in ill health discovers the only medicine yet to veritably cure his grave predicament, improving symptoms and ability to parent — and the State rewards him by forcefully fracturing the family and traumatizing two kids, too new to life to comprehend anything other than, ‘Why isn’t daddy here?’
Because Michael’s medicine came from nature — not a pill bottle.
Visits with his own kids required he pass obligatory drug screenings — so, the despondent father quit the cannabis regimen. It took less than five months for an onslaught of symptoms to destroy all progress and leave Michael even worse off than before cannabis treatment.
“Michael could visit his boys for a couple of hours every two weeks, but Tennessee has canceled those visitations for the last three months,” Belville continues. “Michael says DCS told him it was for the good of the children, because every time their visitation with Michael and his wife ends, the boys become distraught and traumatized when they are returned to their foster parents.”
He quite eloquently adds, “Yeah, no shit.”
In no place but Dante’s treacherous 9th Circle of Hell does this sequence of arduously authoritarian events even make sense — much less, display sterile compassion — particularly when weighed against any possible negative aspects of Michael’s use of cannabis purely for medicinal reasons.
This writer, and undoubtedly countless others, summarily concur with Belville’s redux of this real-life totalitarian Greek tragedy permitted to have happened in this supposedly freedom-cherishing ‘exceptional’ nation in modern times,
“What Tennessee is doing is evil.”
You agree — and want to do something? Contact Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and, considerately, express your feelings or assessment of the situation concerning Tennessean Michael Brooks and his beloved children, through the contact form, here.
Additionally, “Send one with all the love and kindness you can spare to email@example.com. Let him know there are people out there who care and are fighting every day to end this vicious war on people who use marijuana.”
This is what happens when the cure for your disease isn’t approved in the individual Police State of your residence.
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To Hide A Depression:
During the first round of the Financial Crisis in 2008 and 2009, the US private sector nearly collapsed, threatening to send the US economy straight into deep depression. We’re talking about a $1.3 trillion private sector collapse that was contained only by the government fantastically increasing the money it spent, even while tax revenues were falling.
Indeed, the creation of huge government deficits has been all that has maintained even a facade of semi-normalcy. Remove that mechanism, and it is straight to official Great Depression-level unemployment in months.
Even as the true gravity of the situation is hidden from the general public, so too is the true cost of the grossly irresponsible short-term “band-aid” that is being used to cover the hole in the US economy.
The destruction of the value of savings in general, as well as the impoverishment of Boomers and retirees in particular, is explained in my article linked below,“Hiding A Depression: How The US Government Does It.”
This is a 2010 Article that is timeless and with the stocks disconnecting so radically all the more relevant.