Sunday, December 8, 2019

Becoming aware of your surveillance lands you in jail and being fined $35,000 for telling a joke on stage

Canadian Comedian fined $35,000 for joke
A Canadian comedian must pay $35,000 to a disabled man he made fun of in some of his acts. For telling a joke on stage as part of his act.

If he told a nasty off color joke about Trump, he would have got his very own Netflix show.

A Quebec appeals court upheld the decision by the Quebec Human Rights Tribunal. It said Mike Ward exceeded the limits of free speech when he told jokes about a disabled man’s performance singing in front of the Pope.

Making fun of a disabled guy is obviously in poor taste, until you hear him sing. If that's what you call that cacophony of hideous noise.
But it’s a pretty dangerous precedent to set when the courts start telling us that offensive jokes exceed ‘limits’ of free speech.

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State of Indiana Cops charge man with theft for removing tracking GPS from truck

Spying on someone they didn't like, a christian whom they were trying to frame for drug dealing, police got a warrant to secretly place a GPS tracker on the man’s car.
But the victim found and removed the tracker as anyone would, not knowing who put it there and what their intentions might be. Anyone tracking you on the secret is up to no good, regards you and your life. He was right to disable it. 

The victim was fortunate that someone saw the bad guys (police) tinkering around his car at 3 in the morning and told him about it. So many of us don't get that. I always find my door ajar, or my clock reset, or other evidence they changed out my surveillance kit of mic, gps, and transmitter. Over and over again.

They are actually very tiny things and usually, its under the hood and dash and connected to the car's electrical for permanent power. The above clunky device is from 20 years ago. Nowadays, it's about nano-electronics. And scanners cannot find them.

When the GPS stopped signaling his location, police checked the car and realized the tracker was missing. So they got a warrant to search the man’s home for the GPS.
They found it, and charged him with theft. But they never did end up charging him with dealing drugs.

The Indiana Supreme Court just heard the case. Now they’ll decide if it’s theft to remove a GPS from your own car. When police went to retrieve the device from Heuring’s vehicle, it was missing. Police obtained a search warrant for Heuring’s residence, alleging that there was probable cause to believe he had committed theft of the device. The Warrick Superior Court denied Heuring’s motion to suppress evidence recovered from the searches. On an interlocutory appeal, the Court of Appeals affirmed the denial of the motion to suppress. Heuring v. State, No. 19A-CR-140 (Ind. Ct. App. 2019), vacated. This Court has granted a petition to transfer and assumed jurisdiction over the case.

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4 drone pilots who blew the whistle on how the US was murdering people had their accounts frozen.

At least these whistle blowers had cash to fall back on. Try imagining shopping for food, paying rent or taxes, and other necessities when your digital account is frozen and cash is not an option.