Two liberty activists with Liberty Is For Everyone have shown in a new video (above) that it is easier than ever to save your fellow peaceful motorists from extortion by local police. While it is a prevailing misconception that police enforce traffic laws for public safety, a cursory glace at police tactics proves this is not the case. If police enforced traffic simply to make the public safer on roadways, they would park their vehicles in highly visible areas where high quantities of traffic are flying by, because they would become a visual deterrence for speeding motorists in the maximum way effective. This article does an exceptional job of showing why the traditional traffic stop is both outdated and immoral.
However, two activists from police accountability institution Liberty Is For Everyone and the local CB affiliate Jackson Cop Block found one such law enforcement officer who insisted upon hiding his vehicle behind bushes in a low-traffic area with a low speed limit. Since low speed limits are often on such quiet side streets as in the video above, they make ideal areas for revenue-hungry police to hide for safe and easy traffic stops. When the two activists in the video above find this particular Jackson County Deputy hiding on the outskirts of Jackson MI, they slowed down oncoming traffic with hand signals. This has the dual purpose of not only slowing traffic down, as the police claim they want, while simultaneously interfering with the deputy’s ability to collect revenue with coercion of the state. After several vehicles pass by this deputy, designated Traffic Management 3 for exclusively writing tickets, realizes the futility at remaining at this hiding spot while a Cop Blocker is warning oncoming traffic of his presence.
Knowing he is on camera, the deputy attempts to fake a pleasant encounter, but drives off when the veteran activists do not flinch.
A short time later, this same deputy nearly causes three collisions while whipping out into oncoming traffic to follow his next extortion victim, a painter in a Chrysler 300. Not initially noticing the activists are back with their cameras, the deputy discovers this person he has stopped has no identification on him, because he just came from very dirty employment. The deputy pulls him out of the vehicle, tells him he is going to jail, and begins asking the typical “do you have anything on you I should know about?” question to this painter. Upon noticing he is again on camera, the deputy instead offers to let the painter drive to his house for his ID while the deputy meets him there. The additional presence of the cameras makes building a case against the painter much harder, because it is far more difficult for the deputy to craft the narrative.
Seeing defeat, but attempting to save face for himself and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, the deputy approaches the cameramen with a thank you for slowing traffic down earlier, due to complaints (FOIAs indicate that no complaints were received). If his objective were truly to slow traffic down, without any concern for generating revenue, why would he not sit out in the open like the activists who actually slowed traffic down?