Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Cops To Return $1M To Stripper!


FROM ABC NEWS AND MANY OTHER SOURCES:

     “A federal judge has ruled that Nebraska cops must return over $1 million confiscated at a traffic stop from a woman who saved the money $1 at a time during her 15 year career as an exotic dancer.
     “The money belongs to Tara Mishra, 33, of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., who began putting aside her earnings when she started dancing at age 18….”

Background

In March 2012, state troopers pulled over Rajesh and Marina Dheri, of Montville, N.J., for speeding. (They were Mishra’s friends and had been given the cash so they could buy a nightclub in New Jersey. Mishra was to own half of the business and the Dheris would own the other half.)
     Mishra had packaged the money in $10,000 bundles tied with hair bands and placed in plastic bags, and it was stashed in the trunk of the Dheri’s rented car, which the Dheris were driving to Chicago.

A state trooper asked the Dheris if he could search their vehicle.

They said yes!  True, Mishra is getting the money back with interest, but all this could have been avoided. If this ever happens to you, here is an answer I suggest you memorize:

“With all due respect, officer, my attorney has told me to never allow a search without a search warrant.”  If you feel the urge to elaborate, say “I will not discuss this any further unless in the presence of my lawyer.”

If the cop starts to get nasty, say, “Are you detaining me, officer?  If not, am I free to go?” Repeat those two questions as many times as needed.  If the officer has written you a ticket, sign it. You will then be allowed to go.

Monday, July 15, 2013

HOW CAN GEORGE ZIMMERMAN HIDE?

One of my readers sent a question to my Questions and Comments page, asking what advice I would give to George Zimmerman, now that he has finally been acquitted.  Here was my answer.
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WHAT GEORGE ZIMMERMAN SHOULD DO NEXT:

1. Start Dr. Gott's "No Flour, No Sugar" diet at once.

2. Shave your head.

3. Grow a beard.

4. Contact National Enquirer, sell an interview.

5. With the cash from the interview, move to Baja California Sur for three to six months.

6. Once you've lost the 120 pounds you packed on during the past year, arrange to meet me at the La Mision hotel in Loreto. We'll plan your future together.
 
If any of you readers has better advice for Zimmerman, as to what to do next or where Zimmerman should hide, post to to the Q&C page, please.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Does the U.S. Postal Service read your mail?


The quick answer is no, unless a warrant is obtained.  However, the fact that both sides of your envelopes could be copied may be a worry for many. Here's a quote from an article in the July 3rd issue of the New York Times, titled “U.S. Postal Service Logging All Mail for Law Enforcement.”

“In the past, mail covers were used when you had a reason to suspect someone of a crime,” said Mark D. Rasch, the former director of the Justice Department’s computer crime unit, who worked on several fraud cases using mail covers. “Now it seems to be ‘Let’s record everyone’s mail so in the future we might go back and see who you were communicating with.’ Essentially you’ve added mail covers on millions of Americans.”

Says a former FBI agent:

“Looking at just the outside of letters and other mail, I can see who you bank with, who you communicate with — all kinds of useful information that gives investigators leads that they can then follow up on with a subpoena.”

Two remedies, folks:  (1) Stay out of politics, and (2) use a ghost address as sender, for sensitive mail  Or, use no return address at all.

Link to the Times article:  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/04/us/monitoring-of-snail-mail.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0