Support the Bill for Constitutional Violation Restitution

Hi, this is Dan from AccountableAuthority.com

I just wanted to talk to you, really quick, about a short bill that we're trying to get passed across the country.

This bill is a small bill that's going to protect your rights against police officers who are violating your rights.

Now before I get started, let me just say that this is not about a war on police, and this is not about accusing all cops of being bad cops. This is trying to restore the name of the good cops by holding the bad cops accountable.

This works in one way.

It creates a way for us to seek restitution for any violation of a constitutional right by a police officer.

Right now, there are none.

If a police officer illegal searches your car, illegally violates your first amendment rights by telling you not to record, or by stopping you from recording, those are violations of your constutional rights. Those should be some of the highest crimes in this country.

But right now, if they do that, there is no way to hold them accountable for those crimes.

This is to protect you and your rights.

Right now, police officers can violate your rights in many ways. One of them is illegally searching your car in a traffic stop. This happens all the time. I police officer can say he wants to serach your car because of .... fill in the blank. He might do this because of the color of your skin, your age, the type of car you drive, or because of the neighborhood you're in. It really doesn't matter why he is doing it. The fact is, he can illegally search your car.

Once an officer is in your car, he can do two things. He can file a false police report and plant drugs, or he can just waste a lot of your time. The first one obviously hurts you a lot more. Either way you lose. Maybe he makes you late for work and you lose your job. This costs you money. If he makes a false police report and plants drugs, he takes you to court, might arrest you, and you have to pay thousands of dollars to a lawyer, to prove in court that he illegally searched your car. This only lets you walk away without having a criminal charge on your record. You still have an arrest record that's going to hurt you when you try to get a job.

All the money you spent defending yourself is gone - you don't get any of it back.

Under this law, if a police officer knowingly files a false report, he can be sued, and you can easily recover that money.

This also holds him persinally accountable. Currently, if you are able to sue, which only happens in extreme circumstances, the police officer doesn't pay for it. The citizens do. So, not only are you a victim of a crime, but you are again the victim when you have to pay for the officer's crime.

Another way this affects you is if you're trying to record a police officer in public. When an officer tells you he doesn't want you recording, or steps in front of your camera to block your view. When he tells someone to leave, and treatens to arrest them if they don't. All of these are violations of your first amendment rights. 

I had a very good friend of mine, a retired police officer, tell me repeatedly. The only time an officer doesn't want to be recorded, is when he is going something illegal. When an officer is being recorded with either his dash cam, body cam, or by a civilian, he has extra protection to show that he is not filing a fraudulent report, or using excessive force, or sexually assaulting someone.

If he is not being recorded, he doesn't have that protection - and neither do you.

When it comes to court, it doesn't matter how many witnesses there are, the jury will almost always take the officers word over yours, just because of the uniform and the badge.

We need these videos.

They are very important.

Many innocent people are sitting in jail because they didn't have videos.

Some people have been arrested, charged and released, only because of these videos.

Here's a simple case. A kid swerved in the middle of the road to avoid a cat running across the street. A police officer saw him, arrested him, and wrote a report that he was doing donuts in the middle of the street. He said in his report that there were clearly circular tire marks in the street. One of the neighbors came out and took a picture of the road. There was only one straight skidmark, there were no donuts. Because of this evidence, he was released and the charges were dropped. But he wasted thousands of dollars defending himself against a very serious charge. That arrest record, could have destroyed his ability to get a job in his future. He has to fight to clear up this record.

And what can he do about all this money that he spent? Nothing!

The officer will not pay a dime to help him rebuild his name. Eventhough the police officer intentionally committed a crime against this kid that ruined his name.

One more way that it's going to protect us is against false reports. Right now even if an officer has been proven to write a false report with false information, you're still out of luck. There is nobody who is going to repay your attorney's fees. 

If your car was impounded because of a false claim, you're still paying to get your car out. You're still paying for the loss of your job, or the time you had to take off from work to take care of all this. Going back and forth to the court all the time, hiring an attorney. All of these are big expenses that do not get reimbursed. And if you can't afford them, there is a very good chance that you will be another innocent person sitting in jail.

There's one more thing I want to add. If you think this is an excessive retaliation against police officers for committing trivial crimes, i want you to think about this. If you're traveling down a highway with a 70mph speed limit, and you're going 75 or 80. Those same police officers will have no problem stopping you and giving you a citation, demanding that you pay them money. Now a lot of people will say to this, yeah, but it's the law. Yes, and that's fine.

But so is the constitution.

In fact, the constitution is a much bigger, much more important law, than any little traffic law.

So the next time you think about whether or not a police officer should be fined for breaking the law, think about a traffic ticket or parking ticket that you might have gotten, for harming nobody, just making a simple mistake. 

We really need this bill to put an end to this. It's madness. This should not be happening in a free country.

What I want you to do is share this page, and share this video as much as you can. We're trying to get this into the hands of every congressman, and every senator in the entire country. In every state and at the federal level. We need sponsors, and we need supporters.

Email this to your congressman, call your congressman, visit your congressman. Do whatever you can to get your congressmen and senators to support this bill.
 

Also, please support AccountableAuthority.com.

We keep a database of the small misconduct issues. When an officer does a larger crime like using excessive violence against somebody, there is usually not a whole lot about his history that's available to the public. Sometimes the police departments make it very hard to get a record of his misconduct history. If everyone reports the small crimes to Accountable Authority.com, we have a much better idea of which cops are breaking the law and should not be on the force. This helps us weed out the bad cops before they kill someone. 

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Share this site, and share this video, and let's get this bill passed!!


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