Who Becomes a Cop?

Who Becomes a Cop?

If a major police mission is to catch us in forbidden consensual transactions, you may not like the kind of people who become cops.

Year Zero 118: Police Brutality, Qualified Immunity, and The War On Drugs w/Michael Harris

Year Zero 118: Police Brutality, Qualified Immunity, and The War On Drugs w/Michael Harris

Public defender and former student of Murray Rothbard, Michael Harris returns to the show to talk about police brutality. He and Tommy discuss the history of qualified immunity, the history of the war on drugs, the militarization of the police, and why the police have devolved into such a violent force.

Who Becomes a Cop?

When “Defund the Police” Will Turn Serious

Defunding the police is only a small part of only one side of the equation. All anti-vice laws must be erased, and the people, individually and in voluntary combination, must be freed — including freed from taxation — to see to their own security, their own education, their own health care, their own this, their own that, and their own the other. When that stuff enters the discussion, it will have gotten serious.

Episode 373: An ANCAP Explains How He Nullified a Federal Drug Trial

Episode 373: An ANCAP Explains How He Nullified a Federal Drug Trial

60 Minutes

Some Strong Language

Pete invited Slappy from the Rollo and Slappy Show to come on and explain how he used jury nullification in a federal drug trial to help a few non-violent offenders walk.

This will encourage and enrage you.

The Rollo and Slappy Show

Episode 153 – The PCP Trial Pt. 1, The Juror Perspective

Episode 155 – The PCP Trial Pt. 2, James Nixon – The Defendant’s Perspective

Slappy on Twitter

TakeHumanAction.com

Link to Richard Grove’s Autonomy Course

Episode 341: A Danish Cop Refuses to Enforce Drug Laws – Becomes an ANCAP

Episode 341: A Danish Cop Refuses to Enforce Drug Laws – Becomes an ANCAP

50 Minutes

PG-13

Pete invited former Danish police officer, Lars Anderson< to come on the show. Lars made headlines in his home city of Copenhagen when he refused to enforce drug laws leading to his departure from the department. Lars talks about his background and answers questions from what his activism entails to his thoughts on immigration in his home land and how to solve the problems it brings.

Lars’ YouTube Channel

Pete’s Link to Sign Up for the LP

Lions of Liberty Podcast

Link to Richard Grove’s Autonomy Course

Episode 334: ‘The Left, the Right and the State’ w/ Lew Rockwell

Episode 334: ‘The Left, the Right and the State’ w/ Lew Rockwell

41 Minutes

Suitable for All Ages

One of Pete’s favorite libertarian books is “The Left, the Right and the State’ by Lew Rockwell. Lew agreed to come on the show and talk about some of the themes in the book and Pete was happy to have him on.

Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr., is founder and chairman of the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, editor of LewRockwell.com and former Chief of Staff to Ron Paul.

LewRockwell.com

Mises Institute

The Left, the Right and the State

Against the State – An Anarcho-Capitalist Manifesto

Lions of Liberty Podcast

Link to Richard Grove’s Autonomy Course

 

Fear is the Liberty Killer

Fear is the Liberty Killer

An overused term that is invoked to describe the United States, the largest government in the history of mankind, is “free country.” Does anyone actually believe that, or is it something to use as a bludgeon against those who seek to change particulars about said leviathan that they deem to be essential; their pet issue? Whether it is the right to own guns with “conservatives” (allegedly protected by a piece of paper), or abortion with the left (same, the Supreme Court decision invoked the 4th Amendment), that phrase, “free country,” is a dagger thrown at anyone who would seek to restrict either. This raises a question; how free are you if you have to point to a document that has been twisted and manipulated into meaning just about anything by 9 priests with lifetime appointments? Many in history have disagreed with the meaning of the 1st Amendment which is written in such a way that a 5-year-old clearly understands it. That is, until they get into a government school that teaches them that what they saw as logical as a youngster, is much more complicated. Especially when you take people’s “safety” into account. 

It is clear to anyone who examines it, that when a new law is passed, government agency created, or there is just an expansion of local, state or federal law enforcement, the reasons given to the public to justify this are ones that are meant to induce only one emotion; fear. Fear is the great liberty killer and a society that has been taught that the government is here to be their protector and provider in all things, allows its unlimited expansion when that emotion is created by those who seek to rule them. This is clear when you break down certain issues. 

Foreign Policy and the ‘War on Terror’ 

When you bring up 9/11 to people you get varied reactions. Emotions such as sadness and rage are most common in this author’s experience. Many times, both are present. The one response you rarely hear is fear. Why? People see that as an emotion to be embarrassed about. When you’re mourning a loss or fuming with anger, everyone sees those as justifiable. No one want to been seen as scared. Especially in a “free country.” 

Don’t be fooled, fear was the reason people accepted the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. It directly led to people’s support for the TSA and the “PATRIOT Act.” Fear is how people justify their elderly parents and grandparents, and young children, being groped and probed by publicly-funded deviants in every airport in the land. It’s all to keep us safe from those terrorists who “hate us for our freedoms.” If that were true, considering how much liberty has been lost, shouldn’t that be a mild dislike by now? Who are you trying to fool? This is about seeing a terrorist at every gate in every airport, and God forbid someone wearing a hijab gets on your plane! 

The ‘War on Drugs’ 

Let’s congratulate “drugs” for winning the “War on Drugs.” And, if we’re honest, the majority of this “war” is about a plant that grows in nature and doesn’t need to be processed to be used. Referring to cannabis as a “drug” is one of the greatest propaganda achievements in the history of tyrannies. Yet, it was sold as an “evil weed” through fear, full stop.  

Harry Anslinger, the father of cannabis prohibition (the term cannabis is being used because “marijuana” was a word invented to sound ethnic, another fear tactic), knew how to manipulate “good Christians,” and the public in general, into being frightened of that “evil weed” that caused people to participate in the most “depraved” of actions. Here are some examples of Anslinger’s work: 

How many murders, suicides, robberies, criminal assaults, holdups, burglaries and deeds of maniacal insanity it causes each year, especially among the young, can only be conjectured…No one knows, when he places a marijuana cigarette to his lips, whether he will become a joyous reveler in a musical heaven, a mad insensate, a calm philosopher, or a murderer… 

Traffic in marijuana is increasing to such an extent that it has come to the be cause for the greatest national concern. This drug is as old as civilization itself. Homer wrote about, as a drug that made men forget their homes, and that turned them into swine. In Persia, a thousand years before Christ, there was a religious and military order founded which was called the Assassins and they derived their name from the drug called hashish which is now known in this country as marijuana. They were noted for their acts of cruelty, and the word “assassin” very aptly describes the drug. 

 This quote may be apocryphal, but is widely credited to him: 

Most marijuana smokers are colored people, jazz musicians, and entertainers. Their satanic music is driven by marijuana, and marijuana smoking by white women makes them want to seek sexual relations with Negroes, entertainers, and others. It is a drug that causes insanity, criminality, and death — the most violence-causing drug in the history of mankind. 

It’s all about fear. Tyrannies have counted on the easily manipulated masses to believe whatever embellishments of the truth, or outright lies, they peddle. From the beginning of the smallest clans to the birth of the modern nation-state, fear of the other, or the unknown, has been used to get individuals to collectivize allowing a small minority to dictate what is in their best interests when it comes to safety. It happened after 9/11 (and it’s only gotten worse), and it continues in the insane “War on Drugs” that is responsible for the “freest country in world” having the most people incarcerated per capita with the next closest country far off in the distance.  

If individuals fail to examine themselves when it comes to the level of fear they’re living with, and how this directly correlates to how much tyranny they’re willing to abide, the term “free country” will become even more of a punchline than it is at the present moment. Unless they are prepared to investigate from where, and how, these feelings of trepidation have come into their lives, they should count on the chains getting tighter, and the leash shortening. The ideas of true liberty can be foreign, even frightening, to those who have never considered them, who’ve been taught that the status quo is the best that can be expected. Doing everything to help the scales to fall from their eyes should be a priority to those who have already enjoyed the experience. 

Episode 328: Using Pop Culture to Communicate the Ideas of Liberty: Breaking Bad Edition

Episode 328: Using Pop Culture to Communicate the Ideas of Liberty: Breaking Bad Edition

44 Minutes

PG-13

Pete invited Jared Wall to come on the show and talk about a couple study guides he has written that comment on the wildly popular TV show, Breaking Bad. Jared examines the show and uses his knowledge of libertarianism to talk about the police state, and the drug wars.

Link to Richard Grove’s Autonomy Course

AnarchoLand

Breaking Liberty Vol. 1 – The War on Drugs

Breaking Liberty Vol. 2 – The Police State

Who Becomes a Cop?

Cop Shoots Unarmed 12-Year-Old in his Bed – Covers His Badge and BodyCam

As Amir started screaming, Crystal Worship asked officers in the next room if they were “shooting” the children, the lawsuit says. Officers allegedly refused to tell her what happened and “lied to her and told her they shot someone walking past outside.”

There is no “War on Cops,” it’s their war on the citizenry.

Another victim of the “War on Drugs”

Link

 

An ANCAP uses Jury Nullification to Free Non-Violent ‘Drug Offenders’

An ANCAP uses Jury Nullification to Free Non-Violent ‘Drug Offenders’

A fellow ANCAP, and podcaster, documents his jury experience on a major drug case in Philadelphia. The first episode is the story of what he experienced, especially the lies and omissions by the State, and how he influenced a jury to say “not guilty.”

The second episode includes an interview with one of the men he was able to free, detailing his experience, and the corruption that led to his charges.

Enjoy these two episodes of “The Rollo and Slappy Show.”

Part 1

Part 2

 

Another Delay for New Jersey Cannabis Legalization

Another Delay for New Jersey Cannabis Legalization

An ongoing political saga took another unpredicted turn last month. After over a year of building momentum, hopes for a legislative vote on legalizing the adult-use of recreational cannabis have once again faded. Senate President Steve Sweeney announced he is no longer working towards a legislative solution, instead proposing a ballot referendum in 2020. In the meantime, he pledged to continue efforts to expand the Garden State’s medical marijuana program. He also expressed his support for an expungement bill.

On May 15, 2019, Sweeney tweeted “We will move forward with the expansion of our medical cannabis program as well as the progressive social justice reforms in the expungement legislation. We will not, however, pursue the legalization of adult use marijuana at this time.”

Although a ballot measure is considered likely to pass due in part to a larger youth turnout during the presidential election year, New Jersey’s meandering path towards reform has often defied expectations. Ballot questions also involve millions in dollars in spending by interest groups on both sides of an issue. With projected annual revenues of $1 billion, a cannabis legalization ballot question would likely be no exception.

Sweeney’s announcement represented another setback for Governor Phil Murphy. The Governor ran on a promise to legalize cannabis in his first 100 days. This window has long since passed as Murphy has struggled to find common ground with members of his own party on legalization issues including taxes and expungements. After Murphy and Sweeney agreed to a flat tax on recreational cannabis sales, legislators scheduled a March vote on the proposed legislation. At the last minute the vote was delayed indefinitely due to a lack of support. Now Sweeney’s surprise announcement has once again dashed hopes for legislative action anytime soon.

New Jersey CannaBusiness Association (NJCBA) President Scott Rudder issued the following statement on May 15th, 2019, on adult-use cannabis legalization:

“While clearly disappointed that adult-use legalization has been put on the backburner, we are thankful that medical cannabis reform is moving forward and patients will finally have greater access and be able to participate in a more affordable program. We look forward to continuing to work with the State as it develops and expands its medical program and we will continue to advocate for full legalization and the social justice reforms it brings.”

Republished from Liberty 2.0

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