Saturday, June 28, 2014

Independence Day "No Refusal" Motor Vehicle Checkpoints Will Force Blood Samples

To my knowledge, most US States are similar in outlook  to New Jersey in their policy on checks for blood-alcohol levels. Operating a motor vehicle is legally defined as a privileged, and the act of doing comes comes with what is referred top in statue as "Implied Consent". This means that, by getting behind the wheel, the driver no longer has the right to refuse to have his breath tested for alcohol levels in his blood.

It's a system that works. If a police officer has run a series of field sobriety tests (that's assuming that the driver is not a "fall down" drunk at the moment) and has cause to believe that the driver has drank too much alcohol before driving, the driver must either consent to a test of his breath to check his blood-alcohol level or face an immediate charge of driving while intoxicated.

A refusal charge is a guaranteed finding of guilty in court.

In the United States of today, that system for some reason is not enough for the totalitarians. Their remedy for drivers who refuse testing for blood-alcohol levels via their breath - is not to hit them with a charge of refusal, but with a forced taking of a blood sample.

This is going into effect on Independence Day weekend of this year in Oregon.

"During Independence Day weekend, a time to celebrate US freedom and unalienable rights, Americans in Oregon will be subjected to a “blitz” of ‘no-refusal’ blood-draw checkpoints, as part of a disturbing trend that now extends nationwide.

Local news station KVAL reports that State police are re-naming Fourth of July weekend “No Refusal Weekend”, as part of a crack down on drunk driving.

Any driver who is stopped by police and refuses to take an alcohol breath test will be subjected to a mandatory blood test either at the scene, at a medical facility, or at the nearest jail.............
The police say they will liaise closely with prosecutors and judges to immediately obtain “blood draw warrants” in an effort to paint the process up as legal and Constitutional........

The ACLU, previously critical of the practice, lauded the initiative, saying that obtaining warrants for blood test was “the right way to go about it in our view,” and “a good thing.”............

In previous examples of police conducting the practice, horror stories have emerged of Americans being forcibly restrained and having their blood extracted.

The following footage filmed last year in Georgia shows cops strapping down citizens to gurneys, before using a needle to forcibly draw blood as the victim screams, “WHAT COUNTRY IS THIS?”

Even those who show no resistance whatsoever are forcibly restrained and have their heads pressed down by an officer using his elbow.
“We all are American citizens and you guys have me strapped to a table like I’m in Guantanamo f***ing Bay,” complains another victim of the blood draw.............

In some states, decades old implied consent law, which allowed drivers to say no to blood or urine tests, has been overturned to allow the process to take place.

The practice of cops drawing blood at the side of the road has been in place in some areas since 1995 but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has indicated that the program is ultimately intended to be introduced nationwide.

As Alex Jones exposed over fifteen years ago, the eventual plan, under a 1993 executive order signed by Bill Clinton, is to institute mandatory blood and urine testing at the DMV."

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