J.A.I.L. News Journal
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Los Angeles, California                                                     May 1, 2005

Los Angeles Police Department Goes Into Auto Sales Business
(By Ron Branson - J.A.I.L. CIC)
 
I know this article may seem shocking to many of you as you ask yourselves, "What is a police department doing in auto sales?" That was exactly my question as I picked up the mail a couple days ago on April 27, 2005.
 
It is typical in Los Angeles that we receive numerous advertisement flyers in the mail from surrounding auto dealerships seeking to sell their cars to the community and to improve their business -- each dealer competing with other dealers. This is natural and to be expected.
 
But on this date I also received a competing flyer from the L.A.P.D. featuring full-color photographs, cars for sale. This L.A.P.D. advertisement flyer says, "Cars, Trucks & SUV's >From $500." Then the flyer features models available for sale of Hondas, Chevys, Jeeps, Fords, Toyotas, Nissans and more. The photographs display what appears to be new or next to new automobiles, which includes a beautiful new red chromed-plated mag-wheeled pick-up truck.
 
The first thing that struck me was, why is the L.A.P.D. using public tax dollars to go into auto sales business in competition with legitimate car sales businesses? I have several automobile dealers  immediately around me, to wit, Hondas, Fords, Toyotas, etc., and if I do not have available what I want within walking distance, all I have to do is go approximately four miles wherein is "Automobile Row," which is lined on both sides of a major boulevard. Now enters the market L.A.P.D. Auto Sales, advertising the sale of automobiles through the mail.
 
Now here's the clincher of this ad, and that is where they are getting their stock of cars for sale. Is it from the auto manufacturers? No! It says, "Seized And Sold Locally." These are cars they have taken from their owners and are now selling "From $500." Ah! --now I know how it is that this L.A.P.D. Auto Dealership can offer such excellent car deals, which incidentally cuts away from local merchants who run legitimate car dealerships, and who buy their cars from manufacturers. They get them free -- from you.
 
Here you have auto dealers advertising their cars for $20,000 to $35,000, and then you see this L.A.P.D. flyer featuring a photograph of a car just like it available from the L.A.P.D. dealership for as little as $500.
 
I do not know about you, but if I owned an auto dealership here, I would be screaming "Unfair competition." My competition is in the automobile business using tax dollars, and then they pay no taxes on their profits gained by their auto sales business.
 
Lest any of you are saying, "But these are automobiles that are gotten from mean and wicked people who deserve to lose their automobiles," let me paint a little different picture for you. California, along with many other states, have now required that all people behind the wheel possess a Social Security Number. This new Social Security requirement has now disenfranchised many thousands of good citizens who, for
conscience toward God, or reasons of faith, or otherwise, do not have the required number to retain their driver's licenses.
 
Supposedly, the whole idea of the driver's licenses, as has been argued by the government, is to ascertain whether one is competent to handle a motorized vehicle safely upon the roads and highways of the state. But that reason has now changed. We have looked into this change that is affecting thousands of people, and have found that people having been safe drivers for the past fifty years, and who have never once had a accident, are now no longer qualified to retain their driver's licenses, and are being deprived of their driver's licenses.
 
And why are they no longer qualified to drive? Is it becaust ehy are a risk? No! It is purely because of their conscience toward God relating to the Social Security number, that is, they do not believe in, or adhere to, what they believe is a godless number. These people are all candidates for having their automobiles seized from them by L.A.P.D.. and their car sold at the "L.A.P.D. Auto Dealership." In other words, STOLEN.
 
When inquiry is made at the D.M.V. about this "number" requirement, we have found divided opinions expressed. Even a manager at the DMV agreed that it is A crazy POLICY that Social Security is tied in with retaining one's  driver's license. The manager, agreeing with the pricipled common-sense argument, called Sacramento and tried to talk sense with them on this, but was told, "The law is the law, and the people have to obey the law." 
 
The next stage, since the D.M.V. said the law is the law, was to test whether one was obligated to disobey their conscience toward God in order to obey the law. This was an artfully designed test question on how far they demanded "obedience," and if that "obedience" had to defy the God of Nature spoken of in our Declaration of Independence, if necesary. The DMV's official answer to that question was, "You must obey the law," which is to say, "Yes, one is obligated to disobey their conscience toward the God of Nature in order to obey the law."
 
While this is the DMV's official religious mantra, they refuse to address the "God of Nature" equation. Obviously then, these victims of this  DMV mantra, which are many, have unjustly been deprived of their driver's licenses for consciences sake, and are now made the target for replenishing the needed automobile resources for the L.A.P.D. Auto Dealership.
 
Now some of you may be asking, "What has this got to do with J.A.I.L. or an arbitrary judiciary?" Plenty. This policy, practice and custom of "relieving" people of their automobiles to sell them on the open market could not in the least stand up against even a simple constitutional test. For instance, the victim's automobile is instantly hauled off, immediately depriving the owner of his property without due process of law -- a clear violation of the Fifth Amendment. Further, there is no presumption of innocence at all, but rather one of guilt. No one has heard or decided anything.
 
Further, taking the government's acclaimed argument that "driving is a privilege," even the courts used to say, "A privilege, once granted, cannot be deprived without due process of law," meaning that one cannot be deprived of their driving "privilege" without some sort of hearing process. But the judges have changed that, and now all these people are being deprived of their driver's license without being afforded a hearing process whatsoever. As a result, they are now being deprived not only of a hearing process, but also their automobile.
 
Please, please, I ask our readers not to write us with a myriad of court cases on "privilege v. rights" arguments on driving. I am aware of such  prior cases as Thompson vs. Smith, 154 SE 579  "The right of the citizen to travel upon the public highways and to transport his property thereon, either by carriage or by automobile, is not a mere privilege which a city may prohibit or permit at will, but a common law right which he has under the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness," and Chicago Motor Coach vs. Chicago, 169 NE 221  "The use of the highway for the purpose of travel and transportation is not a mere privilege, but a  common fundamental right of which the public and individuals cannot rightfully be deprived," and Schactman vs. Dulles 96 App DC 287, 225 F2d 938, at 941  "The right to travel is a well-established common right that does not owe its existence to the federal government.  It is recognized by the courts as a natural right," and Kent vs. Dulles, 357 US 116, 125  "The right to travel is a part of the liberty of which the citizen cannot be deprived without due process of law under the Fifth Amendment, " or the well-known case of Miranda vs. Arizona, 384 US 436, 491  "Where rights secured by the Constitution are involved, there can be no rule making or legislation which would abrogate them."
 
I have no doubt that once J.A.I.L. is passed and becomes operational, these issues will surely be tested on constitutional grounds in the courts and before the Special Grand Juries on the question of willful violations of the law and the Constitution. 
 
For the instant moment real people are being made real victims of having their vehicles/properties seized and sold without due process of law whatsoever, and the judges are not buying their own prior decided cases that one may not be a deprived of property without due process of law. We are not talking theory here, folks, but reality and actual practice, the law, and case decisions notwithstanding. Forget about your arguments, "They can't do that!" I am saying the courts are doing that.
 
This is why we need J.A.I.L., and until that time, the people shall  continually screaming to us about the effects of tyranny inflicted upon them by the judges who hold nothing but contempt for the Constitution they have sworn to uphold.
 


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