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Blount County Sheriff, Fire and EMS, Alcoa and Maryville Police and Fire

THP increases biker tickets 11,400% on the Dragon

Court says speed limit is 65 MPH on the Dragon
DealsGapDragon.com wins again in Blount County court

30 mph speed limit not valid on the Dragon
says DealsGapDragon.com's cousin on TN Supreme Court

MILLIONS OF DEAD COPS I GOOD COP IS A DEAD COP I FTP I BILL OF RIGHTS


Internet Cops Cruise Forums to Make Arrests
How to Protect Your Rights on Facebook, Myspace, ETR

Cops Cruise Biker Bars to Make Arrests
Grandfathers of Anarchy Club in Knoxville

Triangular Pirelli Diablo tires possessed by Satan
Banned from factory Triumph Daytona 600 forum for dissin Pirelli tyres
Speed TV's Dave Despain has a stroke over Pirelli tires

WARNING:
TDOT & NCDOT install
Not-Bike-Friendly centerline reflecters on the Dragon!

REMIX: SPEED BUMPS* ON THE DRAGON!

TDOT installs Centerline Crash Inducers on US129
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FBI investigating Blount County Gangsta Government!
Knoxville FBI political corruption hotline is 888-678-6720
This is the best opportunity in years to clean up our county
Please act now!

Illuminati New World Odor Police State Conspiracy
From our friends at Outlaw Biker World


WRECKLESS DRIVING TICKET ON THE DRAGON FOR THE CRIME OF RIDING SAFELY AND NOT CRASHING - PHOTO BY DEALSGAPDRAGON.COM 2007

"The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) has decided to take action in eliminating commercial activity along state right-of-way in the project area. This enforcement is intended to disallow persons from taking photographs of vehicles and motorcyclists with the intent of selling the photographs at a later date. The THP contends this activity is a hazard o public safety. It is recommended that signs be placed at the entrance of each end of the route advising this policy."
-Tennessee Department of Transportation, ROAD SAFETY AUDIT REVIEW, STATE ROUTE 115 (U.S. 129), BLOUNT COUNTY, 25 July 2007 (TN Open Records Act Request by DealsGapDragon.com, February 2011) -- Full-text Download

“I’ll burn your house down, set your dog on fire and there won’t be a member of your family left, do you understand me? I won’t hire it done, I will do it myself! Do you understand me?”
-Blount County sheriff James Berrong, United Stated Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, Nuchols v. Berrong, No. 04-5645, July 11, 2005

"The Gap was crazy busy from 11 to 4, got 3 great passes in at 6:45 am, dead up there at that time of the morning. Alot of locals and fellow ETR members up there and you could only get about 1or 2 miles before traffic jams. Took a note of how many police on the way out at 4 from the store to boat ramp just past Foothills Parkway, 1 NC state, 5 TN states and 4 Blount Counties, in my book thats alot of LEO's. Also were 5 Parkies on Foothills, but they appeared to be working on a fire scene or something cause there was a fire truck and a bunch of people wearing their nomex."
-ETR Forum, Gap News, 23 April 2011

"Blount county does a wonderful job keeping the Dragon safe. Two sport bikes almost ran one over running from the first unit. Talked with a rider that saw it go down at the store, the story I got was two squids from FL (go figure) tried to run from BCSO and thought that once they crossed state lines they were safe. So they proceeded to go to the restaurant and order some food. Blount Co. caught up with them at the restaurant and hauled them to jail and impounded their bikes. what i saw was 2 sportbikes going southbound outta control coming out of crud. the second 1 was in my lane...as i got through crud going north i met bcso cruiser #1 lit up, continued on a bit n met cruiser #2 haulin azz. . . glad they got these 2 n glad i avoided the dumb azz that was in my lane."
-ETR Police State, Gap News, 27 July 2010

Kill a biker get a highway named for you in TN. Pellissippi Parkway I-140 renamed for convicted hit-and-run killer in Blount County. Photo risking arrest by DealsGapDragon.com

"I've seen a lot of outrageous things happen in politics since I've been working here, but this tops them all. It's the equivalent of issuing a series of O.J. Simpson autographed steak knives. And no, this isn't a joke. Here's the new rule: Kill a biker, get a highway named after you. As a tourist who has spent a lot of family vacation dollars in Sen. Clabough's district, if those signs go up, you'll never see another penny of mine in Knox or Blount counties."
-Greg Harrison, Vice President of Communications for American Motorcyclist Association, American Motorcyclist magazine, "A Monumental Mistake", June 1999

“Please read the enclosure that presents the facts by someone involved in the investigation of this tragic accident. I grew up knowing Sen. Koella for the last 30 years. The bill has been passed and signed. There is NOTHING you can do to change that, and if you choose not to come to Tennessee, we will be better off without you.”
-Senator Bill Clabough
, American Motorcyclist Association, American Motorcyclist magazine, Greg Harrison Column: Contemptible, September 1999

Jum Folts, nominee for county commission: "Outgoing county mayor Cunningham said Blount County will require a 40% tax increase in 2010, including a wheel tax."
Harry Grothjahn, former candidate for mayor of BC: "We don't even know how much money we are paying in gas tax in Blount County, nor how much money we get back from the State. Ten years ago we were paying $20-million a year in gas tax, and only getting a quarter of that back, $5-million, to maintain our roads. Now we don't even know if we're getting that $5-million, or if we're paying $20-million, $30-million or $50-million a year in gas taxes." -WBCR 1470am, 30 July 2010

Deals Gap Dragon CLOSED for 2010! - "Just got word that D.O.T is possibly going to be blocking off the Gap at either the state line or at the 129, 28 split today. They will be manning the barricades 24/7. Talk about a huge blow to the businesses that depend on the gap! We heard 14-16 weeks at the store today regarding the rock slide. Holly hell! That can't be right, that's about 4 months and a MAJOR blow to the local economy. I sure hope Brad has Business Interuption Insurance because for this he can file a claim. The TDOT person at the Happy Valley intersection baracade said TDOT will be baracading 129 near the state line the morning of March 19, 2010. He thought that NC state or local NC counties didn't want to deal with law enforcement or emergency response within TN. Alcoa has set up a ferry service for their people needing to get to/from the Calderwood powerhouse and dam so TDOT doen't have to maintain road access for that reason. Lets just hope the road opens up before summer gets underway. So the way I understand it, the problem is that there is a lot more rock they feel might still fall, and they need to bid this project out so someone can make this big rock fall. Now lets suppose somebody with rock climbing skills were to be given some dynamite with a sufficiently long fuse............... If all this comes to pass, before two months is up I predict a whole new class of outlaw. "Gap Runners", sneaking onto road for a fix under the full moon. Heck, they give heroin addicts methadone, making us go cold turkey is just cruel. We'll move the rocks ourselves, just don't take our road away! It's a conspiracy! I don't know who's behind it, but I am sure there're hooked up with the Freemasons and the Skull-N-Bonezers, and Lord knows who else. We have to get Tom Hanks on this s**t like right now. Anybody see any weird symbols or pictures of the Last Supper or anything like that up there he could use to get started with? Lastly, I cant help but think its some sort of State conspiracy, to keep the place closed for a while." Road Closure Map -- Update Photo

Deals Gap Resort CLOSED for 2010?! - Well Gang it is official the TN Governor has closed the Dragon and is unwilling to accept the help of NC for medical and law enforcement. We will probably be forced to close the resort and not sure we will reopen this year. Lots of rumors flying around as to when they will get the mess cleaned up. I have heard 14 week to Aug. I will let you know more when I do. In the mean time everyone please email, call and write the TN Governor and respectable ask for him to take the help offered by NC so we can continue to enjoy the Dragon. If you have reservations at the Gap and still wish to come, please lets us know we are working out staffing and a emergency plan to keep the doors open. Why does the Government make this so hard: How come a backwoods hick like myself can see how easy this is. Get a mutual aid agreement between NC and TN so Deals Gap can stay open. Not asking them to build a space ship just do what is right for folks. I agree it needs to be safe, and that is a good way to do it and still keep the economy alive. DealsGap.com

Photos and video of massive rock slide on the Dragon - So yeah, fresh rock slide in case you haven't heard. It blocked both lanes just north of the Dragon for about an hour, they got one lane cleared, then closed it back off later that night due to concerns about further instability in the rock face. Latest predictions for reopening the road are somewhere between this Saturday, and April 1st. If you've ever bitched/dreamed about having the road to yourself, this is an epic opportunity...if you can get in from the south end. I'm pretty sure they'll allow government vehicles to pass, like LEOs, so don't go in thinking it's your own personal race track. There's just a LOT less regular non-enthusiast traffic to dodge in your lane now. Speaking of epic, here's the car crashing into the rock slide video in case you haven't seen it on our Facepages. They had a front-loader out there about an hour after the slide occurred. Comments: So the entire Dragon is "maybe" gonna be closed off, from the store to Foothills? Good way to shut down the racers, cruisers and businesses. Controlled demolition is very popular with the govt these days... Guaranteed immunity.

"Lastly, I want to give everyone a friendly warning. Theres a new Trooper thats been working the Dragon lately, and word around the mountain is that he used to be the #1 ticket writer in Knoxville. Well, it looks like hes trying to get his record back and I have heard of a few that have received tickets for 7-8 over the limit. Fair enough, since the speed limit is only 30 now. I do remember a day, not too long ago, when the limit was 55, then it was turned down to 40 and now in the last few years its become 30. This road can be safely navigated by most at a higher speed, and 40 would be a reasonable speed for all involved, but for whatever reason the powers that be have decided 30 was the best number, although it had been 55 for almost 50 years. Speeders will always speed, but controlled riders will always ride within their abilities and limits. 'nuff said."
-DealsGap.com, 20 June 2009

"I didn't know we had so many pigs on the farm!"
-Johnny Knoxville, Dukes of Hazard, producer of Nitro Circus

"Chris Oldham, attorney at law, caught a Deals Gap THP trooper committing perjury in Blount County general sessions court, by testilying he used radar to measure the alleged speed of a sportbiker. A Blount County deputy contradicted that allegation, by testifying the trooper never turned on radar. The judge ordered the immediate arrest of the trooper for perjury. Case dismissed. That's why you must always sequester witnesses by invoking 'The Rule' - Rule 615 in Tennessee Rules of Evidence."
-John Lee, DealsGapDragon.com


Knox SWAT raids geriatric biker corporation, seizes sandwiches

"One of the leaders of Knoxville’s chapter of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club says his rights were violated by a New Years Eve raid on the group’s clubhouse and his subsequent arrest. Mark Lester, 55, who is the regional Outlaws president, said last week the allegations lodged against him and other members of the biker club are false. He also accused the Knox County Sheriff’s Office of overreacting by sending a SWAT team to raid the clubhouse during a sedate holiday party to search for a leather vest. “They totally destroyed the house, they took everything out of there,” said Lester as he described the Dec. 31 raid in a residential neighborhood off Western Avenue. 'They took all our TVs, our microwaves. … It was just really crazy stuff. All they found was some alcohol and sandwich platters.' According to Lester, the most painful loss was that of a group of stone monuments in the clubhouse yard that had been set up to memorialize fallen Outlaws. 'The stones in the front yard for brothers who have died over the last 15 years, they dug those up and took them,' Lester said. 'It was just ridiculous.' Lester and local chapter president Kenneth Foster, 55, have been charged with aggravated robbery and aggravated kidnapping for a Dec. 23 incident in which they allegedly detained an undercover Sheriff’s Office deputy who had infiltrated the club and stripped him at gunpoint of his leather Outlaws vest, which had been given to him when he became a full-fledged member. Lester and Foster are free on bond. 'We are not a gang,' he said. “Our club is actually incorporated, so we’re a corporation recognized by the U.S. government. … The sheriff said we’re all criminals, but there’s never been any problems here in Knoxville. We’ve been here for 30 years, and there’s never been any criminal activity. 'When they came in, they found nothing more than a couple of vegetable platters and shrimp cocktails. … We have a right to associate just like everyone else, we have a right to wear patches.' Lester said, vests belong to the club, not to individual members. He said he didn’t understand how he could be charged with robbery when the property didn’t belong to the officer in the first place. Lester said the Outlaws had no idea that Linger was a police officer until he showed up at the raid wearing a uniform. Lester also said he was disturbed to learn that Linger wasn’t employed as a deputy when they first met. 'This person was a club member first, and then he joined the sheriff’s department because he could not find a job, using our club membership to gain employment,' Lester said. During the raid, deputies allegedly found small amounts of drugs on three of the partygoers and charged them with misdemeanors. Some firearms were also recovered, but no charges were filed because their owners had handgun permits, according to Foster’s attorney, Mike Whalen. While at the clubhouse (Linger) saw members smoking pot or snorting cocaine,' Whalen said. 'I can look out my window on any Saturday in the fall on tailgate parties where there’s more than that going on, and with a larger gang — over 100,000.” Lester, who works at Aqua-Chem Inc., has only three criminal convictions on his record: an unspecified misdemeanor “public order” crime from 1984, a failure to obey a stop sign citation in 1994 and a reckless driving charge from 1995, records show. Court records show that Foster’s only criminal convictions were both in 1984, when he was charged with two misdemeanor drug offenses. According to Whalen, Foster drives a bus for senior citizens."
- J.J. Stambaugh, Knoxville News Sentinel, Member of Outlaws motorcycle club says raid violated his rights, January 31, 2010


Bankrupt Knox sheriff Hutchison robs bank of $17-million, runs for county mayor in 2010. Previous Knox sheriff Joe Jenkins was jailed for stealing $1-million in cars per day from car dealers to feed his cocaine hobby, aided and abeted confessed copkillers to drop charges for murder of off-duty motocop Tony Williams. TN leads nation with over 40 sheriffs convicted of drug dealing. East Tn is HQ for police-run cartheft rackets on planet Earth.

"On July 11, 2003, the defendant was driving in Oak Ridge when she was stopped by a city police officer. He cited her for speeding, i.e., going 67 mph in a 45 mph zone. South Illinois Avenue is a state highway, State Route 62. Defendant was convicted of speeding in the Oak Ridge Municipal Court and fined $30 and costs. She appealed her conviction to the trial court. If there is a posted speed limit, and no question is raised as to whether that posted speed limit was properly established, there is a presumption of regularity and validity; in such cases, proof of the posted speed limit gives rise to a rebuttable presumption of validity. However, if the posted speed sign was placed without statutory authority, the failure of a motorist to heed its restrictions could be negligence but he should not be penalized with the consequences of the rule of negligence per se of violating a statute, since a statutorily established speed limit prevails over speed signs erected without statutory authority. In Johnson v. Calfee, No. 118, 1988 WL 36472, a police officer testified that although the speed limit on the road was 55 mph unless 'otherwise posted,' there was a sign approximately one mile from the accident site indicating that the speed limit was 45 mph. However, the county court clerk testified that there was no legislative enactment authorizing the reduction in the speed limit along the relevant stretch of road. He opined that the speed limit was actually 55 mph. A Virginia appellate court reversed the judgment of a trial court which had precluded a defendant charged with speeding from presenting evidence that a posted speed limit had not been lawfully established. In Bahen v. City of Hampton, No. 0436-03-1, 2004 WL 2381375, a city traffic engineer’s testimony tended to prove that no traffic or engineering study had been performed as required by Code § 46.2-1300 in order to establish a thirty-mile-per-hour speed limit. The defendant attempted to pursue her defense that the speed limit was not properly established according to applicable law. We conclude that the defense asserted by the defendant is an appropriate defense to the speeding charge."
-TN Court of Appeals in Knoxville, CITY OF OAK RIDGE v. DIANA RUTH BROWN, No. A3LA0578, August 19, 2005

"Recent traffic enforcement on Blount County's most notable stretch of highway is paying off, officials say, but one county commissioner would like to see that effort intensified. Dr. Bob Proffitt, who represents Blount County's District 5, has written a letter to Mayor Jerry Cunningham decrying the "flagrant disregard of speed limits and highway safety for motorcyclists and automobiles" on a stretch of U.S. Highway 129 known as The Dragon. Proffitt said in an interview, he has seen motorcycles doing "wheelies" and going at "tremendous speeds." He said there are some who "will not drive that highway" for fear of other reckless motorists and riders. Proffitt said he intends to bring the issue up at tonight's commission Agenda Committee meeting to see what county government can do to help enforce traffic laws on the scenic road. Lt. Col Tracy Trott of the Tennessee Highway Patrol said the Governor's Highway Safety Office is funding a successful effort by his agency and the Blount County Sheriff's Office to provide overtime pay for officers who will patrol The Dragon on their off days or after their regular shifts. The plan was funded for the summer of 2007, and the reduction in crashes was so dramatic that the plan has been funded for full years ever since. THP, he said, gets $75,000 to pay the overtime, and BCSO gets a grant. While they've seen four fatalities [sic 5] this year on the roadway, authorities say two of those occurred on weekdays when they didn't have stepped up patrols. "We try to keep up with their calendar," he said, and motorcycling Web sites are monitored so that THP knows when special events are planned and extra cruisers may be needed."
-Robert Wilson, Knoxville News Sentinel, Commissioner seeks more patrol of The Dragon, November 10, 2009

"The Blount County Sheriff"s Office has been named Law Enforcement Department of the Year by MADD Tennessee."
-Maryville Daily Times, MADD names Sheriff"s Office Law Enforcement Department of the Year, January 30. 2004

"The Blount County Sheriff's Office and Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety checkpoint between the hours of 9 a.m. and midnight Friday at the intersection of U.S. 129 and Foothills Parkway."
-Maryville Daily Times, DUI checkpoint at Foothills/129 Sept 26, 2008, Sept 25, 2008 (now that BCSO & THP drove away sportbike tourists in favor of drunken cruisers and 3% gangbangers)

"Strictly speaking, a driver can register a BAC of 0.00% and still be convicted of a DUI. The level of BAC does not clear a driver when it is below the 'presumed level of intoxication.'"
-Tennessee Driver Handbook and Driver License Study Guide

"Well, Ashville is effectively shut down right now, with no fuel in town. I was told that if they didnt get fuel by monday that there would be limited services regarding public safety as the reserves are dwindling quickly. We here are not able to get another load of fuel in this week, which will make for some small issues over the weekend, but thats days away yet, so lets see how this all unfolds. I doubt we will have fuel this weekend so dont say you werent warned."
-DealsGap.com Motorcycle Resort, 25 Sept 2008

Gas Wars in Knoxville Tennessee - $4.80/gallon Regular if you can find it. Lindsey Williams lecture on the Energy Non-Crisis and artificial shortages.

"A Nashville newspaper reporter was on a list of people believed to have been the subjects of unauthorized background checks performed by a Tennessee Highway Patrol officer. The reporter, Brad Schrade, covers the Highway Patrol for The Tennessean. Schrade says he received a call Saturday morning from a highway patrol investigator who said Lt. Ronnie Shirley had accessed Schrade's background information. The Tennessean reported that the agent who contacted the reporter is one of a team of officers who are calling people on the list about unauthorized checks. Tennessean Editor Mark Silverman questioned 'whether this was truly the actions of one rogue officer or whether it was condoned by his supervisors.' 'For a state police agency or one of its agents to investigate a reporter who has produced legitimate and critically important coverage of the agency smacks of the intimidation and retribution you would expect to find in a totalitarian state,' Silverman said. The list has not been released. Schrade reported on the internal investigation Aug. 12. Shirley was recently placed on administrative leave. Bredesen has expressed confidence that the THP is handling the investigation appropriately and said he believed that the checks were the result of 'general nosiness and curiosity,' rather than an effort to troll for politically sensitive information."
-Associated Press, Trooper ran check on newspaper reporter, August 25, 2008

"Just came back from the Blount County Zoo a little while ago. I didn't see any of our local natives, then again I hear that the park ranger ran some of them off. I also got to participate in the 11 mile parade towards the end of the tour with blue and red flashing lights - apparently someone visiting doesn't know what double yellow means! FYI -The Hill is blocked off at the lake coming and going after two consecutive wrecks. Be careful out there!"
-TwistedThrottle, EastTnRiders Forum, Blount County Zoo, 05-17-2008

"Well, no more weekend rides to the Gap for me. To crowded and I got me a nice little ticket. I have a clean record with no citations in the past 20 years.....so I need advise. The ticket was for 61 in a 30 and it was issued by THP.He didn't cite me for reckless driving. I know this will cost me but what's the best route to take to lesson the points? Please help."
-TnSandman, EastTnRiders Forum, Seeking speeding ticket advise... :(, 05-17-2008

TAILOFTHEDRAGON.COM - Here is what Lt. Col. Tracy Trott of THP had to say to a complaint submitted by a retired LEO: "As a former law enforcement officer you should understand that you cannot believe everything that is written and that officers use certain tactics to enforce the law." No ticket for the Swift truck crossing the double yellow on Saturday July 19 at 4:30 pm. Oh yeah, if Lt Col Trott doesn't believe us there were several hundred witnesses. CLICK HERE FOR FUCKED UP VIDEO - WARNING NCDOT AND TDOT INSTALLED DEADLY CENTERLINE REFLECTORS GUARANTEED TO CRASH BIKES ON THE DRAGON!

"I was behind an 18 wheeler just past two-corners headed North when the truck cut across the double yellow in a left hander and ran a guy on a Harley Ultra Classic into the ditch. The Harley guy bounced around through the grass finally making his way back onto the road where he locked it up and fell over. The trucker stopped, looked out his window at the fallen biker then continued on! I turned around and helped the guy pick his bike up. He was elderly and his elbows got a little skinned up. The truck was with "Foothills Trucking Inc." It was the teal greenish color and the trailer number was 5428. I called Foothille Trucking when I got home and told the dispatcher what I had seen. He said "oh my gosh! I will find out which truck has trailer 5428 and let a supervisor know about it". I also informed him that I flagged down BCSD along the lake and advised them of what happened as well. BCSO did not show any reports taken around that time, so I guess he got by them."
-EastTnRiders Forum, Foothills Trucking causes hit-and-run crash on the Dragon, 26 August 2009

"Well as I am sure some of you saw on this past Tuesday. My buddy Tim and I got stopped on the Hill. We were about 4-6 miles in and not going very fast nor slow either in the cages. We came around a left hand turn and see two cop cars down the hill and some people on the side of the road about 30yds ahead. I let off and brake so does me friend. I come around corner at 25ish and cop is in middle of road teling me to get over. My friend aswell is told to get over. After sitting there near 20min we both get freaking reckless driving tickets!?!?!??! They cop said he wrote us reckless tickets because we "could" have pottentially hit those people on the side of the road (opposite side). I for one was in my lane and not near out of control. Aswell as friend. I would post speed ,but I dont feel comfortable. Needless to say it is not over the limit for "reckless driving". He said he "cut" us a break and marked it as a county fine instead of state. He said this would allow us to pay the fine and not go to court. Well I call about the ticket next day and lady tells me that no matter what all reckless driving tickets are mandatory court appearance!!! I got a reckless ticket in Townsend 5 months ago and cop did same thing wrote as county and I payed the fine. What should I do guys? My family says to get a lawyer and fight the ticket so I dont get my license suspended. He did not radar me and no tire marks or anything. I am confused about what my options really are. I have put a call into a lawyer with no return. Any ideas? Comments? Well to be honest our cars are very loud and i wouldnt doubt if he heard a little tire squeel from us. I know for a fact my front right was alittle low. I do know however I was definantly in control and NOT dangering the lives of those people on the side of the road. I am going to get a lawyer and fight it. I did not admit anything to the cop about speed. All I said short one word answers. The cop strictly said no going to court and stressed it heavily to both of us. So many thats a good thing on my end."
-BoostedIon, EastTnRiders Forum, Ticket Trouble, 5 July 2008

ATTN: Tennessee Court of Appeals says speed limits not valid on the Dragon - 55 mph is the only valid speed limit on US129

"The three E's of engineering, education, and enforcement are considered to be the 3 keys to safer road and traffic conditions. Of the three, engineering principles have overwhelming been proven to be the most consistent and effective way to improve traveling safety. Unfortunately the growing trend has been to blatantly ignore engineering standards and focus on the least effective way to improve safety through strict enforcement on our roads. While engineering standards improve safety, enforcement provides revenue to municipalities. Governments never seem to get enough revenue, and consequently our safety and wallets suffer. As a citizen, I have been a motorist rights activist with the National Motorist Association (NMA) since 2006. Motorist rights activist work to protect the rights of motorist, while searching for ways to implement safety through proven scientific engineering principles. Recent issues that I've addressed include toll roads in Tennesse and red light cameras, or scameras as they are more appropriately called. On April 2, 2008 I traveled with a small group of concerned citizens, to Nashville and spoke in opposition to Toll Roads. This bill would have allowed for an unlimited number of studies for toll roads in Tennesse. Fortunately SB3091 was pulled from the Senate Transportation Committee, which effectively killed the bill. Red Light Cameras are springing up all across Tennessee, with Municipalities citing safety as their reasoning for aggressive enforcement. Reality is that revenue conveniently soars for the municipalities, while yellow lights have been shortened and safety actually decreases. When elected to the Tennessee House of Representatives, I will introduce legislation prohibiting cameras on State Highways. A Virginia DOT showed huge increases in rear end collisions of 50-71%. While there was a decrease in red light running crashes, the total number of crashes and injuries increased. Not only was there no proven safety benefits, but the cameras correlated to increased danger for travelers. In summary, red light cameras are really just scameras being used to “fee grab” the citizens and provide additional revenue to municipalities. These scameras are not a replacement for effective traffic engineering when motorist safety is foremost. Using traffic engineering, astounding safety results have been achieved with a 40-50% decrease in accidents. Motorist safety should not be confused with municipal revenue schemes. Government accountability to the people is the answer; not scameras."
-Tona Monroe-Ball (R), Dragon state rep candidate 20th District Blount County endorsed by Congressman Ron Paul MD, VoteTona.org, Engineering Principles are the Key to Traffic Safety Improvements

UPDATE: Candidate Tona Ball won a speeding ticket trial without a lawyer, got her suspended license reistated for free, and got a Letter of Apology from the judge! - Thanks to pro se coaching by DealsGapDragon.com - AUDIOTAPE OF COURT VICTORY


THP kicks off special enforcement campaigns in 2008

Maryville Daily Times
April 13. 2008

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is kicking off two special enforcement campaigns aimed at areas known for dangerous driving, including part of U.S. Highway 129 in Blount County.

Thanks to funding provided through the Governor's Highway Safety Office, troopers will be cracking down on drivers who break the law on a deadly stretch of U.S. Highway 129 in Blount County known as "Deals Gap," as well as in the Shady Valley area of Johnson County.

"A similar initiative conducted along Deals Gap last year resulted in a decrease in deadly crashes," said Department of Safety Commissioner Dave Mitchell in a THP release. "Rigorous enforcement programs are effective, and our goal is always to protect the motoring public and save lives." [Ed - and killed 3 bikers during the Dragon Surge in 2007]

During the four months troopers participated in the Deals Gap/Blount County Enforcement Initiative, the calls for University of Tennessee Medical Center Lifestar helicopters dropped 99 percent, according to information from THP. The same campaign will be conducted this year using a $75,000 grant from GHSO.

"The Governor?s Highway Safety Office is happy to once again partner with the Tennessee Highway Patrol," said GHSO Director Kendell Poole in the release. "These funds will allow troopers to work extra hours on the weekends, and this increased enforcement will undoubtedly help reduce bodily injury crashes and ultimately save lives."

THP Colonel Mike Walker hopes a similar enforcement campaign in the Shady Valley area of Johnson County will produce the same results.

Walker said in the release, "Troopers will be out in force looking for any vehicle that violates the law and makes the roadway unsafe. We applaud the Governor's Highway Safety Office for providing the grant money to enable THP to step up enforcement and deter dangerous activities."

A $36,000 grant from the GHSO will be utilized to fund overtime for troopers each weekend during the Johnson County enforcement initiative. Both programs will be conducted through the fall.

Update: Did THP arson one of its confiscated bikes to "justify" it's Police State Surge in 2008? Note that the Forest Service admitted it did set most of that fire.


FTP Dragon mojo at the Overlook February 2008

DealsGap.com, April 17 2008

Monday was a very quiet day around here. So much so, I went home early, and that is always the instigator in things happening around here. Tuesday, though fairly uneventful, found a rider getting a ticket in the parking lot because the rider sped past the chillin' BCSO with little regard. The Sheriff's Deputy came all the way down to the store to talk to the rider, and instead of the rider being honest, he tried to lie about it, so the officer wrote the rider a ticket. This is where you visiting folks need to better understand how to deal with the police in this area. Something I learned a long time ago around here is that honesty means a lot to these folks. . If you were speeding and you get stopped, say to the officer " Im sorry, I got a bit excided, and wicked it up a bit" instead of "It wasnt me". These police are here for our own safety and well being, and while they could be doing much more meaningful things than sitting here on the mountain watching people have a good time, they are here for our own best interests. Lets not be rude by lying to them... This was the second instance of this scenario in as many days.

Late in the day yesterday (Wednesday) there was a rider heading northbound and got into some problems at the 10mm (known as the whip or Bens Brights, pending on the map you are looking at). Said rider somehow fell over in the exit of the turn and somehow lost some gas which ignited a fire. As of 6 pm yesterday, it was only about 10 acres, but this am its well over 50 and still burning. Truthfully, I think its even bigger than that, but I cant say for sure unless I had a helicopter. Either way, this is absolutely ridiculous. I know sh-t happens but this makes no sense. The Yamaha R-6 has an issue where you can easily shave a corner off the tank on a longer pavement slide and then ignite the gas in the tank, but I honestly dont know how this could have happened the way it did. I did see the pictures of the fire as it was fresh and the bike was a Suzuki GSXR (750 or 1000, I dont know). The fire was so hot it melted the swing arm completely, along with a couple other key parts. Suffice to say, this bike will not see another day.

As well, I was informed that yesterday the THP had a license check on US #129 at or around Punkin Center Wednesday afternoon. While I do not agree with getting pulled over for no reason, I know that there are many around here that do not have the proper training for motorcycle riding. While its everyones freedom to do what they want, there are some limitations. At the end of the day, if these fine folks can keep unqualified bikers off this mountain, we are all better off for it. . Its like I said in the past, if you and your bike are legal, you should have no issues with the local law enforcement.

Also on the THP front, they released some info to the local paper here a few days back stating that they will be back in this area. Info can be found here: What I find interesting is that this is not on their website, but it is in the local paper. Either way, I appreciate the heads up. We have not seen the THP here on Deals Gap yet, but we all knew that this was going to happen again, and here is the proof. As well, I feel the need to let all enthusiasts know that all the THP officers that I have spoken to think that last year was ridiculous, just as we do. But what really bothers me is the misuse of the public money for what is obviously a vendetta for someone. I mean really folks... why did we need 14 THP vehicles for a 9 mile stretch unless they were trying to scare everyone off. Then, there was the blatant lie that the THP put out as public notice found here: In this public statement, the THP reported that they only had 4 cars here during enforcement weekends, which is complete crap, as proven by many. To further compound matters, it seems that the truth is further stretched by the statements about decreases in wrecks and use of the air ambulance. We had these decreases because no one was here, not because everyone was playing better with each other. Lastly, I like to think of myself as a number man. Look at the statistics that are reported, and tell me how they came to those numbers.... cause I cant figure it out. I mean absolutely no disrespect towards the THP, but I do call it like I see it. I will continue to support any efforts by the THP providing they keep all actions above board, and within reason. Remember, when you have as many cars as they had here last year, it makes it much tougher to keep their eyes on the other trouble spots around here, like the 4 lanes or school zones, or even the interstate. Nuff said ??

Lastly, I want to comment to all that are going to stay away from this area because of the of them talking to a police officer while in the area. Get over yourselves folks. Everywhere you go there is law enforcement. Everything you do is governed by a set of laws and rules. This area has hundreds of great motorcycling roads, and few of them are in TN. If your concerned about your money not being spent in TN, then dont spend it there. NC is a beautiful area, that has an option for everyone. Take the time to come check out what NC has to offer before you write off the whole area because of 11 miles of road and a few short sighted, reactionary government officials.

"The THP was up on Wednesday at Punkin Center with a road block to check for DL's and I'm assuming for M endorsements. I think this is a much better idea than sending 14 up to patrol the hill."
-EastTnRiders.com, DL Checkpoint - Best Idea Ever, 17 April 2008

TENNESSEE HIGHWAY PATROL CENSORS COUNTERSTEERING FROM MOTORCYCLE ENDORSEMENT TESTS BY USING DEFECTIVE DRAWINGS FROM MOTORCYCLE SAFETY FOUNDATION TM

"You volunteered for all checkpoints by THP when you volunteered to sign a THP driver license contract, and volunteered to sign a vehicle registration contract. Municipal police and county sheriffs are never authorized to conduct I.D. checkpoints, according to Tennessee Supreme Court in State vs Hayes. According to Tennessee judges, signing a vehicle registration contract literally donates the vehicle to the state government. Signing these contracts is a voluntary waiver of your Constitutionally guaranteed God-given Natual right to travel (right to own property), without an internal passport driver license contract extorted at gunpoint by police state death squads. However, duress voids all contracts from their inception. Without a signed contract, no court has jurisdiction for traffic tickets. I made that argument against a traffic ticket in Blount County general sessions court, and the assistant district attorney phoned to vountarily dismiss his prosecution. Coincidence theory? All Tennessee judges agree that no government can require any person to purchase a driver license contract nor vehicle registration contract, and that no court can ban any person from driving, as proven by THP selling any person a "restricted" driver license, no matter how many DUI convictions. No court can require any person to purchase and insurance contract nor pay any traffic ticket, as proven by every judge granting waiver of payment of fines and court costs, when defendants claim their State's Homestead Exemption by Affidavit of Indigency and 'tenancy in the entirety' (marital community property). Note that THP censors countersteering from all motorcycle endorsement 'license' tests, since the Motorcycle 'Safety' Foundation TM censors countersteering from motorcycle license tests in all 50 states. So having a motorcycle 'license" from THP does nothing to improve safety on the Dragon."
-John Lee, DealsGapDragon.com, How to Win in Traffic Court

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
-Ben Franklin


"my deal fell apart late in November, and Brad and Beth want to move on."
-MrF, EatTnRiders.com, CRoT is for sale ?!?!?! (THP Mission Accompliced), April 3, 2008

"I wonder what impact all the enforcement had or will have on the business and onto the eventual sale. I sure no doubt that it put a small dent in the revenues. The state was collecting everyone's vacation money through all the tickets."
-SquidDaddy, EatTnRiders.com, CRoT is for sale ?!?!?!, April 3, 2008

"A busy week-end on all area roads. We have heard that several bikes were ticketed for passing cars that slowed and waved them around. We advise that you be very careful and wait until the vehicle ahead of you pulls off the road. There is also an unmarked white BCSO Expedition cruising the Dragon and calling ahead to marked units to pull over passing bikes and ticket them. They also have an unmarked black Explorer and black Crown Vic or Mercury Marquis. We have also heard of tickets issued for 42 and 44 mph in the ridiculous 30 mph area. Remember that North Carolina has many great roads where the LEOs are not so unreasonable. Watch your speed on the 4-lanes."
-TailOfTheDragon.com, April 18-20, 2008

"The State of Tennessee is spending more than $200,000 of taxpayer’s money to add overtime patrols at the Dragon this summer. The Tennessee Highway Patrol is receiving a $75,000 grant and the Blount County Sherriff Office is receiving $125,000. These grants will last through the summer and end on September 30, 2008. In 2007 Tennessee grants to THP and BCSO for overtime totaled $120,000 and were in force from July 1 to September 30. During this period we witnessed unprofessionalism on the part of both agencies - CLICK FOR COMPLETE 2007 TENNESSEE HIGHWAY PATROL FIASCO. The outright harassment of law abiding citizens cost Tennessee businesses millions of dollars in lost revenue. THP’s reputation was severely blackened, a major detriment to all enforcement agencies. Tail of the Dragon received some 1,000 complaints from riders and drivers many who promised not to spend a penny in the state. Hopefully this year Tennessee will provide professional enforcement that will encompass both safety and goodwill toward tourists. Tail of the Dragon will be reporting their attitude on this site. Last year we personally learned the importance of documenting LEO stops on video - CLICK HERE FOR OUR EXPERIENCE. We were cited for "holding a video camera while driving". Video proof that my cameras had no display showing resulted in a not guilty verdict by the judge. We recommend that you carry a video camera and turn it on when stopped. You will also likely get better treatment. For your information a LEO has no right to make you turn off your camera unless the area is declared a “crime scene”. Please report your experiences with LEOs to us. Be sure to determine the correct agency, LEOs name, exact location, nature of the offense and the details surrounding the stop. There are many different enforcement agencies, especially on the North Carolina side. These include HP, SO, Park Ranger, TVA, Cherokee Tribal, Forest Service and Wildlife. We need to know who is involved."
-TailOfTheDragon.com, March 30, 2008

"Yeah, if the two, COUNT THEM 2, BCSD cars parked at the dam are any indication it's going to be a long and lonely "season" at the overlook and all points between Tabcat and Fugitive bridges."
-DrKillinger, SmokyMountainRiders.com, Gap was nice today, 1 March 2008

"Apparently bikers on the Dragon have taken a dim view of having increased enforcement. Some people are speeding and driving recklessly, so the governor had THP go in force over the weekend. People have canceled or been threatening cancellations of travel plans to this area. They might want to stay away from The Dragon until this enforcement blitz is over."
-Herb Handly, executive vice president, Smoky Mountain Convention and Visitors Bureau, Maryville Daily Times, THP kicks up patrols on Dragon, August 10, 2007

"Tennessee Department of Safety Commissioner David Mitchell’s news release entitled 'U.S. 129 Deals Gap Enforcement Initiative Reduces Crashes 53%' is filled with glowing accolades that the governor’s Highway Patrol saturation of the Dragon 'caused a significant decrease in bodily injury crashes during the enforcement period in 2007'. What the news release doesn’t state is: During the three month period of the enforcement program, July, August and September, there were three fatalities on the Dragon (one on July 12, and two on July 13). These were the first fatalities in eleven months and they all occurred in spite of the saturation patrols. The release states a 'fifty-three percent (53%) decrease in crashes on the Dragon'. It fails to state that traffic on the Dragon was reduced by at least that much and the vehicles that were on the road were traveling at 20 mph or less because of the trooper saturation. The release fails to mention the feedback from tourists across the nation who voiced opposition to the tactics used by THP in this program. Approximately 97% of the emails received by the state were negative. The release fails to note the economic impact of the program on the state and local area. Many of the thousands of emails vowed not to spend a penny in Tennessee until officials came to their senses. While this program was underway only “seven commercial vehicle inspections” were conducted. Meanwhile some 120 semis crossed this mountain road unescorted and uninspected by THP or BCSO. The release does not document the cases where THP and BCSO actions endangered riders and drivers on the Dragon. "
-TailOfTheDragon.com, U.S. 129 Deals Gap Enforcement Initiative, 2007

"This weekend will be 'saturation' weekend for THP. For some reason, they seem to think that sending 10 cars up here to cover 11 miles of road is something that the general public sees as very cool, and not a waste of taxpayers money. I hardly agree. In fact, since the Gov of TN has decided to make war with tourists in this area, I strongly suggest to all of you that you send him an email if you feel the same way. We are under a police state on the TN side of the mountain."
-Ben, DealsGap.com, Saturday, August 4th

"One hundred forty years ago, the Royal Society in England warned against the railroads, claiming that at speeds over 30 miles per hour, the air supply to the passenger compartment would be cut off and people would die from asphyxiation. And the college of physicians in Munich, for its part, warned that at 30 mph, travelers would suffer headaches, vertigo and possible lose their sight because of a blurring effect. Over 30 mph great catastrophies were predicted, because everyone knew that even a twig would shatter the wheels."
-Jules Burgman, ABC News, NASA Langley Research Center, The Impact of Science on Society, NASA SP-482, NASA Scientific and Technical Information Branch, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1985

"The Centers for Disease Control says that 100,000 young athletes between the ages of 13 and 30 drop dead every year, either during exercise, during a sporting event or immediately after. Or twice that."
-Dr Joel Wallach ND DVM, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, 1991 Nobel Prize Nominee in Medicine, Dead Athletes Don't Lie

"The most stunning statistic, however, is that the total number of deaths caused by conventional medicine is an astounding 783,936 per year. Using Leape's 1997 medical and drug error rate would add another 216,000 deaths, for a total of 999,936 deaths annually. It is now evident that the American medical system is the leading cause of death and injury in the US."
—Gary Null, PhD; Carolyn Dean MD, ND; Martin Feldman, MD; Debora Rasio, MD; Dorothy Smith, PhD, Life Extension Magazine, "Death by Medicine", March 2004 (plus 1-Million annual aborticides in USA)

THE BATTLE OF ATHENS TENNESSEE
500 veterans and farmers make citizens arrests and fire machine guns
at 300 crooked cops, deputies and THP, and dynomite the jailhouse
to rebel against bogus speeding tickets

CITY COUNCIL MASSACRED FOR 150 PARKING TICKETS
Gangsta Govt mayor and copsters gunned down, 6 dead

THP PRESS RELEASE FOR DESTROYING THE DRAGON
Propaganda is defined as pathological lies to promote terrorism

2008 POLICE STATE SURGE KILLS BIKER ON THE DRAGON

2007 POLICE STATE SURGE KILLS 3 BIKERS ON THE DRAGON IN 2 DAYS!
Defective guardrail kills tourist

2007 FRIDAY THE 13TH MASSACRE ON THE DRAGON
Defective signs, defective trike and lack of flag vehicle kill tourists

COPS ON THE DRAGON

WARNING TO BIKERS: THP WANTS BLOWJOBS FOR TICKETS
Porn star wins 29 trials in Tennessee traffic court

VIDEO: Warning to bikers and cops at Deals Gap
Precedent case requires dismissal of ALL traffic tickets in Blount County courts

VIDEO: Warning to bikers at Deals Gap
Cop warns cops about the Police State

Governor Bredeson & THP arrest Free Press

Warning to bikers: 225 bicyclists die in 1 city in 10 years
Versus 20 biker deaths on the Dragon in 12 years

Cause of Crashes on the Dragon
A semi-scientific analysis

WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE? WRECKLESS DRIVING TICKET ON THE DRAGON FOR THE CRIME OF RIDING SAFELY AND NOT CRASHING - THP TROOPER STALKED BIKERS IN A BLIND CURVE FOR THE ALLEGED CRIME OF PUTTING A KNEE DOWN REGARDLESS OF SPEED BELOW THE SPEED LIMIT - TROOPER STOPPED BIKE IN MIDDLE OF A BLIND TURN WITHOUT PARKING SPACE THUS BLOCKING AN ENTIRE LANE ON A US HIGHWAY - NOTE THAT TROOPER'S EMERGENCY LIGHTS AND SIREN ARE NOT TURNED ON, THUS TROOPER IS GUILTY OF ILLEGAL PARKING ON A ROADWAY - WHILE DRIVING ON 129, FOOTHILLS PARKWAY AND 321 THE TROOPER CROSSED THE DOUBLE YELLOW LINE AND EXCEEDED THE SPEED LIMIT AS PROVEN BY TROOPER'S OWN INCAR VIDEO - THAT PORTION OF THE DRAGON IS US FOREST SERVICE PROPERTY IN GREAT SMOKEY MTN NATIONAL PARK THUS STATE TROOPER LACKED FEDERAL JURISDICTION - PHOTO BY DEALSGAPDRAGON.COM 2007

"EVERYONE WHO GOES TO DEALS GAP------PLEASE READ THIS-----I'M TRYING TO HELP YOU ALL OUT Hey, just to give you a heads up for next season----we have a new captain in the knoxville district which covers blount county------he has already told us that we will put a stop to the "race track driving" up on the dragon this year------so far what they have said is that the speed limit is 30mph and "ANYONE" caught going 50mph and up will be charged with reckless driving and will be jailed and their bike/car will be impounded-----I am telling you this because i am trying to put the word out to everyone i know----or to people who know people that go up there-----I don't want to have to take people to jail for this---however I have bills to pay and I kind of like having a job---so never the less I have to do what i am told to do-----so the way i see it is that if killboy.com knows and you know and dealsgap.com knows and whoever else can find out can pass this along---it will benefit everybody--------feel free to copy and past this and let everyone know-------if you get caught up there it is only your fault because i am trying to pass the word along for everybody's sake-----we are not just going to come up from the bottom like in years past---they are gonna have us go through cherohala skwy in north carolina and come from the top down to the bottom----so no more free rides on your way back to the state line----they are gonna bring unmarked cars with radio's and have unmarked bikes up there----this will be a joint effort with blount county and the THP-----The entire THP motor unit will be brought in 2 people at a time(for a week long assignment) to be paired up with the local car----they plan on busting tail at least 3-4 times right off the bat---then they will sit back and see what takes place-----these orders came from Nashville Headquarters---we have a complete brand new higher ranking structure from the very tip top spot down----they have said we will work until the problem is solved----just wanted to give you and your friends a heads up..........SIGNED..........Trp Cagle with THP assigned to Blount County Division----(don't come crying to me if you get busted----cause I'm telling you now)"
-a state trooper, Myspace.com, EastTNriders.com (MstrPeter), "Gap Paranoia", 01-31-2007

"You may recall a little letter that circulated last winter from a certain TNHP officer Cagle that warned of all this. That officer sacrificed his job basically to get the word out to us, and now works weight scale duty on I-40 as I understand it, as a result."
-Killboy, ETR Forum, Crackdown hurting, August 5, 2007

"I'll write a couple very nice polite letters explaining how my tourist dollars will be going elsewhere this year due to excessive 'tourist terrorism'. This gestapo-style law enforcement appears to be mostly prevalent on Hwy 129 near North Carolina. This is the very area I visit and enjoy and spend my hard-earned vacation dollars in. I do hope this is not the new version of 'southern hospitality'. I fear I may have to stop visiting Tennessee and spend the thousands of vacation dollars elsewhere. Take heed, Tennessee is not the only state with beautiful mountains. I do not patronize regions that support 'tourist terrorism'. Prolly not a good idea to boot out the soldiers in the field. They're just following orders. Ya know... They didn't get up one morning, meet for coffee, strategize, and then decide to decend on Deal's Gap in droves. Nope, that order comes from above, prolly WAY above. Given a choice I would believe a patrolman would much rather track down a burglar, thief, or rapist and ultimately help his own family become safer; instead of passing out coopins for incorrect plate mounting. But.... if you wanna keep your job, you do what the BOSS tells you. Soo.... take some of that forum writing energy and write to the higher ups, the TN tourism board (website previously posted in this thread), county commissioners, and to your district reps. Write to those 'bosses'. VOTE LIBERTARIAN!"
-MilleArp, ETR Forum, Crackdown hurting, August 5, 2007

"So, when the stormtroopers kick down your door without cause you'll let them in because they're just doing their job and were ordered to do so by their higher-ups? These 'soldiers in the field' could just have easily parked by the side of the road and not stopped motorcycles on specious 'helmet check' dragnets. There is a modicum of choice there, and they're choosing to write tickets for things they shouldn't. Turn 'em away. I guarantee you the first time a trooper gets poison ivy all over his nether regions because he doesn't have a place to go other than the woods, the higher-ups will hear it, loud and clear."
-phinzup, ETR Forum, Crackdown hurting, August 5, 2007

"I have seen Darryl's efforts ... what popped up and was visible was Pirate News. I appreciate what he does for the area and his talent is quite inspiring."
-Currently, ETR Forum, Crackdown hurting, August 5, 2007

2 BLOUNT COUNTY TENNESSEE DEPUTY PARKED AT DEALS GAP STORE OUTSIDE HIS JURISDICTION IN NORTH CAROLINA - WAS THIS CAR 142? IS THIS ANOTHER MULTI JURISDICTIONAL TASK FORCE TARGETING "BIKER GANGS" LIKE THE INFAMOUS FONTANA BMW RALLY? - 7 JULY 2007

"Yesterday, we saw something that was a bit surprising. We were inundated with local law enforcement. Although it's tough to get a head count on how many, we were told it was at least 7 of them, and they were handing out tickets to all the deserving people. Some people reported the LEO’s as saying that they will be here consistently for the next few weeks. Hopefully they will do their job with diligence, and not flagrant abuse towards the people that bring much needed tourist dollars to this area. We can all agree that there are some up here that deserve a good talking to, or worse, but there is no need to show your butt through 'iron fist enforcement'. In our opinion, a constant presence would thwart the buttheads that they are looking for. Either way, you have to remember, when you are having a ton of fun in life, it makes the others that aren’t that much more jealous...."
-Ben, DealsGap.com, Deals Gap Motorcycle Resort, July 2nd, 2007

TENNESSEE WELCOME PADDY WAGON ON 129 TOLL ROAD - ACCORDING TO ASSISTANT DIRECTOR TO GREAT SMOKEY MTN NATIONAL PARK THE DRAGON IS INSIDE THE NEW NATIONAL PARK BOUNDARY SINCE JANUARY 2007 THUS THP BCSO AND BLOUNT COUNTY TRAFFIC COURTS HAVE NO JURISDICTION ON THE DRAGON - JULY 2007

"Friday the showers kept riders away. Saturday and Sunday saw about average traffic with fewer than normal sportbikes probably because of the increased LEO presence. We noted two Blount County Sheriff cars and a Sheriff motorcycle shooting radar in Cooper Straight and a couple of TN HP cars at the State Line with troopers standing directly under the WELCOME TO TENNESSEE sign scowling at riders. Nice welcome guys. Want to let the Governor know how you feel? CLICK HERE
-TailOfTheDragon.com, July 19-21, 2007

"Another fairly slow week on the Gap, despite the holidays. The police have been hanging around every day from about 10am to 5pm...mostly watching, but passing out invitations to come back once in a while. They will be out every day for the next couple of months, so don't act a fool! So far they have been mostly reasonable, busting people for blatent speeding, crossing the center, and the license plate thing. Tail of the Dragon has been saying it for years, don't come out with your plate mounted in any way other than straight up and down on the back of the tail section unless you are prepared to be stopped. It's a gateway infraction that allows them to follow up with license/registration/insurance checks. A few other things you can do to stay out of trouble: Slow down...especially on your first run through. That's just a good practice anyway to avoid running up on any road hazards or accidents, but especially now that the area is being heavily patrolled. Use a higher gear! I know your R6 sounds wicked awesome at 17,000 rpm, but right now is not the time. They can hear you coming from 2 miles out, and it gets some of those guys riled up...even though you're in first gear going 25mph. I'll be keeping this post up top and updating it as needed over the course of this operation initiated by Tennessee governer Phil Bredesen."
-Kill Boy, KillBoy.com, July 11, 2007

"I've haven't seen so much constabulatory attention on and around the Gap in a long time. I counted 6 THP and 4 BCSD on Sunday."
-5oh, ETR, So what the heck happened?, July 1, 2007

THP FORD EXPLORER SHOOTING KA INSTANT-ON RADAR AT LITTLE WHIP HAIRPIN TARGETING STRAIGHT EXIT FROM HOGPIN BEND - 7 JULY 2007

"From the source that I talked too you can count on BCSD being there every day of the week. 3 officers on the weekends and 2 on the weekdays. Supposedly blount county got a 60K grant for patrol on the hill. I would take it as a very good source. I guess we shall see what happens."
-dave2, ETR, So what the heck happened?, July 1, 2007

"yeah, it was really bad today. We were riding along the lake and passed a Blount County cop and he did a U turn to run us down. We had 3 bikes and 2 cars behind us and he come flying by all of them to pull my brother over for " improper placement of license plate". Trust me, it is not tucked up under the undertail. It is mounted on a fender elim. bracket and it is well seen. The cop gave him a warning because he had insurance ect. The cop said they are going to be up there 7 days a week for the next 12 months and they will be writing tickets for the smallest little thing. He said they got a grant from the state to pay for the man hours to patrol the Gap. I guess time will tell how bad this is going to suck."
-MADKAW, ETR, So what the heck happened?, July 1, 2007

"Someone did smack a cop. Forget who it was exactly, think it was a regular. The cop had pulled someone over in a blind curve and was parked in the street. The rider came around the bend and hit the cop stopped in the road. It wasn't on the dragon, it was in NC where the speed limit is 55."
-Trip, ETR, So what the heck happened?, July 1, 2007

THP AT PARSONS BRANCH HAIRPIN - 7 JULY 2007

"This is no parking lot rumor. The rider is fine. The bike is toast and they gave him a stupid ticket. IMO, it was the cops fault."
-MrF, ETR, So what the heck happened?, July 1, 2007

"Exactly! So why are they only concentrating on that small 11 mile section? If the deaths and complaints occur around Deals Gap, but not necessarily AT Deals Gap, shouldn't we be patrolling those areas around Deals Gap. I don't know about you, but if I was a citizen in Blount County, I would be disgusted with this misuse of funding, and make all the noise I could. *hint hint*"
-Killboy, ETR, So what the heck happened?, July 1, 2007

"Riders need to know that lately we have had more than our fair share of police presence on the Gap. There are a few theories behind it, but reality is with increased numbers of riders, this is inevitable. With more riders, comes more accidents and that is (in my opinion) exactly why they are here. The TN governor gave Blount County Sheriffs Office $60,000 to cover overtime in relation to Deals Gap, which to them is considered the '129 corridor'. Anyhow, you can look at this as a cash grab, or strong armed law enforcement tactic, or just over saturation for safety, but either way, the LEO’s are here to stay for a while. I was upset for being pulled over for my spirited pace. It is not the officers that are here because they want to be, they are here because that’s what they were told to do by their superiors. My personal opinion is TN is upset that they don’t get more of the tourism dollars in TN proper, but that’s no ones fault but their own, as there is little to support the motorcycle community in the immediate area of the Gap. Either way, as long as you are respectful to the rules of the road, as well as the other riders, you should have no issues. They are here to find and talk to the hooligans that can be found here from time to time."
-Ben, DealsGap.com, Deals Gap Motorcycle Resort, July 7, 2007

THP AT TABCAT BRIDGE AT START OF THE DRAGON - 7 JULY 2007

"The State of Tennessee has allocated funds to assist Blount County Sheriff in patrolling the Dragon according to a BCSO spokesperson. Riders can expect daily partols with increased activities during the weekends. This is not meant to be a harsh crack-down, but is an effort to slow riders down in order to reduce accidents. Be warned that excessive speeds and other violations will be enforced."
-TailOfTheDragon.com, July 2, 2007

"Like every other Sunday i took a ride to the gap yesterday and had a miserable day.Got ticketed down by the lake before ever hitting the dragon and from there on out it was like a funeral procession.It really wasnt busy but their was so many cops it ruined the day.I saw 3 THP and 3 BCSO.The young man that ticketed me was pretty cool and kind of apologetic but told us about the grant and they were under heavy pressure to clean up the area.Said they wernt targeting any certain group which i kinda scoffed at, but on the way out he nailed a pickup that passed me down by the lake when i was doing my best to go 40mph.I asked him if he could give me a warning and he said no but he would just give me a County ordinance ticket instead of a state ticket,which he explained is just a fine and no report to the state.Said the fine would be around 25-30 dollars, i will believe that one when i see it. Any way they are serious this time unlike the rumors you hear about the crack downs that never seemed to happen.It isnt like i wasnt warned but getting a ticket that early in the morning just f$%#% up your whole day because then your gunshy the rest of the day and riding a sport bike at 30 mph is not on my list of fun things to do."
-brain, ETR Forum, I wish i had stayed away, July 9, 2007

Arrested the dumb azz that was in my lane - THP CROSSING CENTERLINE ON THE DRAGON - 21 JULY 2007

"Another busy day for cops on the Dragon today. I counted 6, with a THP SUV shooting Ka Instant-on RADAR at Little Whip hairpin. Another THP car hiding at Parson Branch. Ben at DealsGap.com even got a ticket for speeding, according to his blog. Were those the 2 BCSO deputies parked at the DG Resort, taking valuable parking spots from bikes? Were they outside their state's jurisdiction due to a 'high-speed chase' with Ben? When the number of crashes are reduced, cops will take credit. But it's like closing the road to all traffic, then taking credit for reducing crashes. Never mind that tourists will go elsewhere. Never mind that TN DOT is criminally negligent for not signposting the deadly 'humps' and 'dips' that cause most crashes on the Dragon."
-John Lee, Smokey Mtn Riders Forum, Cops on the Dragon, July 7, 2007

Arrested the dumb azz that was in my lane - CAR 142 BLOUNT COUNTY DEPUTY ON FOOTHILLS PARKWAY CROSSING DOUBLE YELLOW LINE, DRIVING ERATICALLY, SPEEDING AT 75 MPH AND IGNORING SIGNS THAT ONLY ALLOW RIGHT TURN EXIT ONTO US 321 - IF COPS IN EXTRA WIDE CARS CAN'T STAY IN ONE LANE ON FOOTHILLS, IMAGINE WHAT THEY DO ON THE DRAGON - 7 JULY 2007

"Never mind that US Forest Service has jurisdiction on the Dragon, not THP/BCSO. The Great Smokey Mtn National Park boundary runs down the centerline of US 129. Plus ALCOA Corp donated 11,000 acres on the Dragon to Nature Conservancy Corp, which donated it to GSMNP. The Forest Service is negligent for not banning commercial trucks, like it already bans on US 441 and Foothills Pkwy. Funny how the same BCSO deputies were driving 75 mph all the way back to downtown Maryville, via Foothills Pkwy and 321, crossing the centerline, without the required emergency lights and siren. Sure is handy having a zoom videocam that records tag numbers and car numbers at 70 mph. Imagine what a few riders with covert videocams could do, hunting cops and filing affidavits of probable cause for criminal complaint (Internal Affairs or PARC complaints are for suckers), or just making citizens arrests, like Knoxville lawyer Joe Levitt liked to do to KPD parking police... The Dragon is now a target-rich environment, and it's IMPOSSIBLE for a cop to not speed and not cross the centerline, caught on tape."
-John Lee, 129 Dragonslayers Forum, Cops versus Dragon, July 7, 2007

Arrested the dumb azz that was in my lane - CAR 142 BLOUNT COUNTY DEPUTY ON FOOTHILLS PARKWAY CROSSING DOUBLE YELLOW LINE, DRIVING ERATICALLY, SPEEDING AT 75 MPH AND IGNORING SIGNS THAT ONLY ALLOW RIGHT TURN EXIT ONTO US 321 - IF COPS IN EXTRA WIDE CARS CAN'T STAY IN ONE LANE ON FOOTHILLS, IMAGINE WHAT THEY DO ON THE DRAGON - 7 JULY 2007

"YES it can be a nightmare at the Gap, as I experienced on my first-time-this-year ride there on Fri 4/13. It had rained lightly that morning and as it was drying out, there was not much traffic there except for the 6 TN trooper cars, 2 TN motocops, 2 of Graham Counties finest, and the usual semi stuck winding it's way through.... I was at Killboy's spot chatting with him and a couple other cool dudes (hey the dreadlocks were far-out Miata Boy!) and Darryl asked me to jump out and escort the truck to the store which I gladly did. Didn't get far and one of the TN Boys pulls him over to do an inspection and advise him not to come that way again, hehehe. I sat next to another TN lady trooper at the next curve (I was watching her shoot radar too) and asked if they ever escort the trucks through, and she stated it was not policy to do so because of liabilities due to legal ramifications, etc. So they appreciat the help and assistance "we" give to escorting trucks through the Gap is what I was told - cool. I did hear the comment "they" would be patrolling up there more often than in the past; maybe the rumor is somewhat true after all... hmm."
-BMWROX, EastTNRiders.com, Journey to the Dragon - a nightmare, April 26, 2007

BLOUNT COUNTY SHERIFF DEPT CAR 142 TN TAG GW-3020 CAUGHT ON VIDEOTAPE SPEEDING AT 75 MPH, CROSSING DOUBLE YELLOW LINE AND RECKLESS DRIVING ON FOOTHILLS PKWY AND US 321 - 7 JULY 2007

"If you are riding and pass a cop or see one, is there a sign to give to other riders to let them know a cop is up ahead? I am not sure if the head light flash would work with a bike. prob a dumb question but figure it might save some people some $$$$$$$ one day."
-knox-yzf600r, ETR Forum, Signal for Cops?, July 5, 2007

"Common signal around here is to pat the top of your helmet. You know, like a blue light on top?"
-TennBusa, ETR Forum, Signal for Cops?, July 5, 2007

"tapping the top of your helmet is pretty much a universal signal. please limit it to a mile or less after the cop. I realy hate it when i see helmet tapping 5 to 10 miles before the cop. usualy i slow down for a few miles get fed up and speed back up again."
-stretch, ETR Forum, Signal for Cops?, July 5, 2007

"My brother's a state trooper in north carolina and even he says this is bullsh!t."
-ruinerfixxxer, Youtube, THP at the Tail of the Dragon - Deals Gap

"I love the gap and hate all the cops there, I think they are only fooling themself, I also think they are needed cuz there are sooooo many retards on the road. Learn to drive BEFORE you hit the gap and STAY IN YOU LANE."
-adamandmisty, Youtube, THP at the Tail of the Dragon - Deals Gap

"To all you THP Pigs that are reading this, FUCK YOU you dickless pieces of shit!! I hope you all die chasing streetbikes through the dragon! You are the most pathetic pieces of fat, donut eating, bacon smelling, shit there is! What big men you are. Youre all a bunch of FAGS if you dont ride fast and Scream FUCK THA COPS!"
-machine233, Youtube, THP at the Tail of the Dragon - Deals Gap

"I fear this is ethnic cleansing, since Nature Conservancy Foundation grabbed 10,000 acres on the Dragon. The bulldozed ALCOA executive resort, golf course and airport is worth $500,000 an acre on the lake. They grabbed 5,000 acres also in Blount county and built a gated community and golf course, and banned everybody else..."
-apolloscam, Youtube, THP at the Tail of the Dragon - Deals Gap

BLOUNT COUNTY SHERIFF DEPUTY CROSSING CENTERLINE DURING POLICE SURGE ON DAY OF 1ST DRAGON FATALITY - POLICE NEVER CARRY MEDICAL EQUIPMENT AND NEVER PROVIDE FIRST AID TO CRASH VICTIMS - RURAL METRO CORPORATION CONTRACT HAS ONLY 10 AMBULANCES IN BLOUNT COUNTY WITH NO LIMIT FOR RESPONSE TIME - 12 JULY 2007

"A Michigan man fell to his death Thursday evening after losing control of his motorcycle on the Dragon and sliding off an 80-foot cliff. The call was received after the accident by emergency personnel at 6:52 p.m. The incident happened near Mile Marker 7 on Calderwood Highway (U.S. 129, also commonly known as the Dragon). According to Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Ernest Marion, it appears that the motorcycle driver 'lowsided' his bike by applying too much braking pressure on the front wheel while taking a curve — which caused the slide. The man then slid with the bike over the edge of the highway, down an 80-foot cliff and landed on a small ledge in a heavily wooded area off the side of road. His black 2005 Yamaha motorcycle continued on for another 15 feet, coming to rest 95 feet below the road. Speed was not a factor in the accident, Marion said. 'Not at all.'”
-Mark Boxley, Maryville Daily Times, Dragon claims life: Man falls over 80-foot cliff to death, Friday the 13th, July 2007

BLOUNT COUNTY SHERIFF DEPUTY DRIVING OFFROAD ON THE DRAGON - JULY 2007

"Lucky for The Surge by THP and BCSO, this tourist allegedly killed himself on 129, 7 miles from Deals Gap. This conveniently takes a little heat off the crooked cops. Now they can "justify" 24/7 speed traps on the Dragon, even though this was officially "not speed related". Never mind that cops do zero for safety, since govt can't afford to hire ambulance crews in order to afford the cops. Cops outnumber rescue squads at least 10:1. Cops never provide first aid to crash victims and carry no rescue gear. All cops do is write the victim a ticket, and a THP trooper was fired for writing tickets to dead people to meet his illegal quota (fired because it's not profitable). Ambulance response time is usually very slow on the Dragon, and most everywhere else in rural TN. Rural Metro ambulance corporation got fined $100,000 last week for breach of contract, for failing to reach 90% of victims in 10 minutes or less. This tourist did not have this road memorized, therefore he did not know that virtually all the official street signs are defective on the Dragon, due to negligence by TDOT. For example, signs erroniously show 45-degree kinks or 90-degree turns, when in fact the curve is a 180-degree hairpin. There are no warning signs on the Dragon for "dips", which appear to be the number cause of crashes and fatalities. This negligence is a violation of the Manual on Uniform Traffic control Devices, both USDOT and TDOT editions. This negligence by TDOT makes Blount County Municipal Corporation and State of TN (municipal corporation?) civilly liable for tens of millions of dollars in lost lifetime wages for dead Dragonslayers. The Dragon is a "defective road", as defined by US DOT, which makes it fun if you memorize it, or dangerous if you're a rookie tourist. The Dragon has curves that are never seen on other roads, which tricks good drivers and riders into crashing. A lawyer specializing in products liability cases could do a good job on this wrongful death case. This would benefit all drivers and riders on the Dragon, by forcing TDOT to finally spend $2,000 on warning signs. Slow response time by Rural Metro appears to be the cause of death in this case. The Blount County contract allows Rural Metro to be as slow as they want... Imagine if an ambulance were always stationed on the Dragon, or six ambulances on the Dragon 7 days a week, replaced the police state death squads. That is, if Big Brother actually cared about highway safety for the taxpayers."
-John Lee, Smoky Mtn Riders Forum, Another death on the Dragon?, Friday the 13th, July 2007

"BULLETIN: GUESS ALL THE GOVERNOR'S MONEY CAN'T KEEP THE 18-WHEELERS FROM CRASHING ON THE DRAGON - 2 PM WEDNESDAY AN 18 WHEELER TIPPED OVER TRYING TO NEGOCIATE A CORNER ON THE DRAGON. LANES ARE OPEN BUT THE ROAD WILL CLOSE AS THEY TRY TO PULL THE WOUNDED BEAST BACK UPRIGHT."
-TailOfTheDragon.com, 1 August 2007

UNEXPECTED TURN - BCSO VEHICLE CRASHED THREE FUCKING TIMES ON 129, TO RESCUE UNMANNED CANOE AT CALDERWOOD DAM AT OVERLOOK ON THE DRAGON - ON A SINGLE DRIVE TO THE DRAGON THE BLOUNT COUNTY SHERIFF DEPUTY CRASHED FIRST INTO AN INNOCENT DRIVER IN MARYVILLE SENDING AN OLD LADY TO THE HOSPITAL, THEN CAUSED A SECOND CRASH INTO A POLICE CAR IN MARYVILLE, THEN IN A THIRD CRASH ROLLED OVER ON US 129 AT PUNKIN CENTER, BUT BCSO DEPUTY JEFF BURCHFIELD WAS NOT ARRESTED NOR TICKETED FOR RECKLESS DRIVING - COPS ARE STATISTICALLY THE MOST DANGEROUS DRIVERS BECAUSE THEY ARE ALMOST NEVER HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR CRASHES AND CRIMES - 17 MARCH 2007 - PHOTO BY DANNY SULLIVAN MARYVILLE DAILY TIMES

"As usual, the Sheriff is leading this attack on taxpayers’ wallets. The salary increases he is proposing for his cost centers range from 74.4 percent down to a measley 9.1 percent. This technique of pointing to someone who is making more money to justify an increase is interesting. Go find someone you think has a similar job to yours, but makes a lot more money than you. Then, go to your boss and demand that he or she give you a major salary increase. Let us know how it works out for you. The taxpayers of this county supported reasonable pay increases for our employees. The large increases shown in this table are an insult to the taxpayers and can only stir outrage in the community."
-Citizens for Better Government, BlountTN.net, How do 5% salary increases become 74% increases? July 2007

Arrested the dumb azz that was in my lane - DRAGON BAIT BUT NO TICKET

"Back in January we asked the Commissioners why, according to the State Audit Report, the Sheriff needed 263 vehicles when he only had 268 employees. Since this total employee number included more than 100 jail guards, cafeteria workers, clerical and other workers who have no need for a county vehicle, we observed that the number of vehicles seemed extraordinarily high. We also pointed out that Sullivan county does essentially the same law enforcement job with 130 vehicles. Our confusion, turned to serious concern when the Sheriff told the News Sentinel, in a January 20th article, that: “the department has a maximum of about 180 vehicles”. Repeated requests to the County Finance Department for an explanation of the difference in Audit Report number and the Sheriff’s number went unanswered. The state auditor arrived in the County a few weeks ago. That is the good news. The bad news, according to our sources, is the auditor found that the Sheriff has 239 vehicles, including 24 additional cars he bought last January. The county books said he had 263 plus 24, or a total of 287 vehicles. The auditor was able to find only 239. What happened to the other 48 vehicles? But the Sheriff wants the taxpayers to support a tax increase, so that he can have even more money to spend next year. Does this make sense to you?"
-Citizens for Better Government, BlountTN.net, State Auditors Arrive - 48 Sheriff cars missing, July 2007

POLICE STATE BLACK HELICOPTER GUNSHIP HUNTS THE DRAGON - JULY 2007

"The discussion at the Financial Management Committee bordered on bizarre. Several departments (including past champion of waste, Circuit Court Clerk Tom Hatcher) requested permission to transfer money to a new account from which bonuses can be paid. These bonuses are in addition to the 5% salary increases included in the new budget. Commissioners Walker and Ballard suggested suspending action on these requests until a formal county bonus program could be defined that was fair and equitable to all county employees. Instead of taking this reasoned approach, the Financial Management Committee voted to let some departments go ahead and pay the bonuses. The fact that the members of the Committee had idea why they were paying out tens of thousands of dollars of taxpayer money did not seem to bother most of them. Only Commissioners Walker and Ballard voted against this nonsense. Commissioners Melton and Lewis, Road Superintendent Bill Dunlap, School Superintendent Alvin Hord, and Mayor Cunningham voted for these Alice-in-Wonderland “bonuses”. Why not? It’s only the taxpayers money."
-Citizens for Better Government, BlountTN.net, No bonus program – Financial Committee votes for bonuses anyway, July 2007


$50 OPEN FACE HELMET COSTS TOURIST $10,000 CHOPPER RIDE
1ST-YEAR CRUISER CRASH AT BEGINNERS END AT STATE LINE FOR FAILURE TO COUNTERSTEER AT 20 MPH
COUNTERSTEERING BILLBOARDS WOULD REDUCE CRASHES AND KEEP COPS OFF THE DRAGON
WARNING - MEDICAL DOCTORS MURDER 2.5-MILLION US CITIZENS IN DEATH CAMPS EVERY YEAR
PHOTO BY DEALSGAPDRAGON.COM - 2007


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"Dear Mr. Lee, I have sent an email to TDOT requesting their advice on your concern about banning commercial vehicles on US 129 going over the mountains between Tennessee and North Carolina. As soon as I have TDOT's response, I will be back in touch with you. Sincerely yours."
-TN state rep Doug Overbey, attorney at law, letter to John Lee at DealsGapDragon.com, March 9, 2007

"Four years ago, the Blount County Commission passed an ordinance or resolution to ban commercial trucks on US Highway 129 at the Dragon. The neighboring county in North Carolina also passed a similar ordinance. The new law was forwarded to Congressman Jimmy Duncan, US Department of Transportation and TDOT. But apparently the state governments do not have jurisdiction to control traffic on the Dragon."
-Harry Grothjahn, general manager of WBCR 1470am in Maryville, 21 March 2007

BULLETIN: "Tennessee DOT will be on the Dragon Thursday May 17, 2007 (weather permitting) with a van showing warning lights. A couple of motorcycle riders will also be involved. They are conducting a Road Safety Audit Review. Please watch for the slower traffic as they complete their tour. Hopefully this will result in some additional safety measures being instituted."
-TailOfTheDragon.com

Tennessee Restricted Routes - Routes That Restrict Use By Motor Carriers
US 129 - Chihowee to North Carolina state line

"This report is in response to the Federal requirement that each state describe at least 5 percent of its locations currently exhibiting the most severe highway safety needs, in accordance with Sections 148(c)(1)(D) and 148(g)(3)(A), of Title 23, United States Code. Each state’s report is to include potential remedies to the hazardous locations identified; estimated costs of the remedies; and impediments to implementation of the remedies other than costs. Protection from Discovery and Admission into Evidence—Under 23 U.S.C. 148(g)(4) information collected or compiled for any purpose directly relating to this report shall not be subject to discovery or admitted into evidence in a Federal or State court proceeding or considered for other purposes in any action for damages arising from any occurrence at a location identified or addressed in the reports."
-US Dept of Transportation, Tennessee 2006 Five Percent Report

ANOTHER HIT AND RUN CRASH ON THE DRAGON US 129

"The Blount County Sheriffs will be putting a car on the lake Friday, Saturday and Sunday. They are in the area just in case, and not placed there to hand out 100 tickets a day. I have spoken to a couple of the Sheriff's deputies, and they all seem like good folks, so I wouldn't be too concerned, unless you are deserving. Second: Everyone has a right to enjoy this road, so please be cordial and respectful to everyone. If everyone can get along, then there really is no need for heavy enforcement tactics. Today, is the first MotoGP race of the season. We will be showing all the races at the Dragons Den Grill, so make sure to come out and cheer on your favorite race team."
-Ben, Deals Gap Motorcycle Resort, Sunday, March 11th

TRUCK HITS TWO HARLEYS ON THE DRAGON

"All vehicles are required by state law to obey any traffic control, including no-passing zones. The only exceptions would be if directed to do so by a law enforcement officer, or an emergency vehicle with lights and sirens on. The Tennessee Highway Patrol requires all Troopers to enforce laws equally and fairly. If I may be of further assistance, please contact me. I have also forwarded your email and mine to Captain Charles Laxton, commander of our Knoxville District. If you have any questions, please let me know."
-Stephanie Hamby, Commissioner's Office, Tennessee Department of Safety, EQUAL ENFORCEMENT ???

BLOUNT COUNTY SHERIFF DEPUTIES IGNORE TRUCKS CROSSING CENTERLINE ON THE DRAGON

"In 1937, Tennessee became the 32nd state to enact a driver license law. During the first year, 521,571 licenses were issued, while today the number of licensed drivers in Tennessee is 4.1 million."
-Tennessee Dept of Safety, Administration

TOTAL CITATIONS: 2004 - 366,246; 2005 - 453,630
CHILD RESTRAINT LAW: 2004 - 3,623; 2005 - 5,601
SEATBELT LAW: 2004 - 29,832; 2005 - 50,563
FELONY ARRESTS: 2004 - 1,914; 2005 - 2,176
FATAL CRASHES INVESTIGATED: 2004 - 489; 2005 - 607
TOTAL CRASHES INVESTIGATED: 2004 - 31,081; 2005 - 34,880
-Tennessee Highway Patrol, Trooper Activity FY 03 - 04
(Tennessee Govt school buses do not have seatbelts nor child restraints)

"In 2005, the total was 6,596, and in 2006, 7,205. Those are just traffic citations."
-Sgt Westerling, Blount County Sheriff Office, phone call to John Lee at DealsGapDragon.com, 13 March 2007

"The Traffic Safety Unit, with their distinctive black traffic vehicles, expanded in 2005. Patrol Zone 1 contains the section of Highway 129 known as 'the Dragon'. The Criminal Investigation Unit of the Blount County Sheriff’s Office is comprised of ten detectives, six crime scene investigators, one part-time arson investigator, and two administrative staff. The case load continued to climb in 2005, up from 1,825 cases in 2004 to 2,010 cases in 2005. Detectives were assigned 66 stolen vehicle cases in 2005, down from 105 auto theft cases in 2004."
-Blount County Sheriff Office

STEALTH COP CAR IS A ROAD HAZARD BOTH DAY AND NIGHT - BEWARE HEAD-ON COLLISIONS WITH BCSD THP AND TVA PATROL CARS RACING IN THE WRONG LANE ON THE DRAGON WITH OR WITHOUT EMERGENCY LIGHTS AND SIREN TURNED ON

"The Blount County Sheriff Department has LOST 24 trucks, but wants $500,000 to buy dozens of new vehicles. The sheriff was $1.5-million 'over-budget' in 2006, including over half a million dollars in credit card purchases that cannot be accounted for. Where did all that money go?"
-Harry Grothjahn, general manager, WBCR Truth Radio 1470AM, January 2007

"You have worked for an organization for years. One day your boss calls you in. He tells you he has a tape of a conversation where his wife, suspicious about his extracurricular activities, asked you to confirm her suspicions. He tells you that: “your ass is fired, you get out of here”. He then tells you: “I’ll burn your house down, set your dog on fire and there won’t be a member of your family left, do you understand me?” Then he adds “I won’t hire it done, I will do it myself! Do you understand me?” Would you feel that your rights have been violated? This is the scary picture painted in a recent lawsuit ruling by the Sixth Circuit Court of appeals. These threats were not made by some Mafia thug. They were allegedly made by Blount County Sheriff, James Berrong. Incredibly, the Court of Appeals concluded Berrong’s threats did not rise to a constitutional violation because the threats did not “shock the conscience”. We do not know about the Appeals Court Judges, but these threats surely shock consciences of most of our citizens – especially when the come from the top law enforcement officer in Blount County. The department is already facing multiple $1,000,000+ lawsuits alleging serious mistreatment of citizens – including a local physician. The lack of professionalism at the top of our Sheriff’s Department seems to have the county careening toward disaster. Our greatest concern is that this court decision will encourage even more threats and intimidation of citizens by the Blount County Sheriff’s Department. Be careful out there – especially of the top dogs in our Sheriff’s department."
-Citizens for Better Government, Will Court decision mean more threats from Blount Sheriff?, June 2008

"Berrong is the Sheriff of Blount County. Nuchols was employed as his secretary. Nuchols was also a friend of Berrong’s wife. Nuchols’ complaint states that she was aware that Berrong was having an affair with a subordinate female employee, and around May 29, 2002, Berrong’s wife asked Nuchols on the telephone whether Berrong and the subordinate female employee had traveled out of town together. Nuchols’ complaint further alleged that the day after the telephone call, Berrong called Nuchols into his office, where two other armed officers were present, and presented her with a taped recording of her conversation with Berrong’s wife. Berrong then fired Nuchols, yelling '[y]our ass is fired, you get out of here!' his reason being that, '[y]ou called my wife.' Nuchols further alleged that Berrong then threatened to burn her house down, set her dog on fire, and kill everyone in her family. Berrong then repeated the threat again, telling Nuchols that he would not hire someone to do it, but would carry out the threats himself. Chief Deputy Tony Crisp, who was also in the office, then allegedly said to Nuchols, 'Jo, this conversation never happened, do you understand me?'”
-United Stated Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, Nuchols v. Berrong, No. 04-5645, July 11, 2005

"Recently, there have been disturbing reports of harassment and threats by some members the Blount County Sheriff’s department against citizens of the county who dare to criticize the department. The latest example occurred at the January Commission meeting. Ron McTigue, 77 years old, found himself being waved out of the Commission room into the hall by Sheriff James Berrong. The Sheriff told McTigue that if he continued to ask questions about what happened to the 28 Sheriff’s vehicles missing from the recent inventory, that he would sue McTigue. Mr. McTigue, is seriously ill, partly from the lifelong effects from being a Marine fighting in Korea. The cost of drugs for he and his wife leave very little extra money. He was shaken by the Sheriff’s threat, particularly because, just a few months ago, in a similar encounter, the Sheriff ordered McTigue “to be in my office tomorrow at 10am”. McTigue declined the Sheriff’s order. Strangely, a black unmarked car followed McTigue home from the Commission meeting and parked in front of his house for more than four hours. In fear for his safety and the safety of his wife, McTigue sat for the entire time behind his door with a shotgun ready. But McTigue is not about to knuckle under to the Sheriff’s threats. Mr. McTigue says:”I did not get shot at in Korea only to be intimidated by a Sheriff who refuses to answer a simple taxpayer question.” Sadly, this is not the first time the Sheriff and some members of his department have tried to harass or intimidate citizens. In 2005, the county paid $50,000 of taxpayer money to settle a sexual harassment suit filed by a county employee against the Sheriff. In an even more serious case, Sheriff James Berrong and the County are being sued for more than a million dollars by an elderly lady, because the Sheriff allegedly told the woman that he would burn her house down, set her dog on fire, and kill everyone in her family."
-Citizens for Better Government, Blount Sheriff threatens women, elderly, even Commissioners, June 2008

"An audit of Blount County sheriff Office revealed that 80 vehicles are missing, at an average cost of $33,000 each, for a total of $2.5-million. The sheriff refused to answer questions from county commissioners at the county commission meeting, and told Dr Proffit that his question was 'not on the agenda', and refused to answer his question. The sheriff is now buying one million dollars a year in new vehicles, with zero accounting of that money. If you can't account for $33,000 vehicles, that's a very serious problem. This would get you fired in most jobs. The sheriff pays 'bonus' checks that go to everybody but the deputies. When we asked the sheriff for overtime accounts, he refused to provide any record of hours or overtime. Blount County spends 56% more per arrest than Sullivan County, for Class A major crimes. There is a reluctance, an arrogance, and unwillingness to answer questions by the sheriff. And why does the Blount Sheriff Dept pay to get 'certified' by CALEA, which is a private corporation? Why is a government law enforcement agency not certified by the government? Why does CALEA Corporation get a free luxury banquet every day at taxpayers' expense, paid by taxpayers in every town and county in Tennessee?"
-Jim Folts, Citizens for Better Government, BlountTN.net, WBCR Truth Radio 1470AM, 29 May 2007

"In a recent letter to the editor of a local paper, Mayor Cunningham claimed to set the record straight on the Sheriff’s vehicles. The Mayor did not set the record straight. He simply avoided the question and went on to mislead the reader. Our question was a simple one. Table 21 of the state audited county financial report for the year ended June 2006 shows that the Sheriff had a total of 263 vehicles. In mid-January, the Sheriff purchased another 24 cars for approximately $500,000 before the addition of police equipment. This brings the current total of Sheriff’s vehicles to 287. What makes this number especially interesting is that Table 19 of the audit report shows that the Sheriff’s department employs a total of 268 people. Of that number 98 work in the jail and should have no need for a vehicle. There are also 17 clerical employees and 7 court security officers included in these numbers. In short, there cannot be more than 160 people in the Sheriff’s department who can possibly warrant the full time use of a vehicle. By the way, the audit report shows that as recently as 2002, the Sheriff’s department got along just fine with 132 vehicles. Why does the Sheriff need 287 vehicles when he doesn’t have more than 160 people who could possibly use one? That was the question we asked at the January Commission meeting. That was the question the Mayor did not answer. Instead, the Mayor chose to try to mislead the readers into thinking that the Sheriff vehicles are not purchased with taxpayer money. He says that the vehicles are purchased with $2 million per year in money paid by the Federal government to the county to house Federal prisoners. The Mayor fails to mention that this arrangement is a big loser for the county taxpayers. Table 20 of the state audit report puts the cost of housing a Federal prisoner at $55 per day. The county only collects $45 per from the Federal government. Bottom line – the county loses more than $500,000 per year on the Federal prisoner arrangement. In fact, by the Sheriff’s own estimates the Federal prisoner arrangement has been losing money since at least 2003. It has provided no net money for vehicles at all. And how do 5% salary increases become 74% increases? Hold on to your wallets - 14% Budget increase. The proposed Blount County 07/08 General Fund Budget calls for an average of more than a 14% increase in expenditures. This is more than three times the sum of inflation plus population growth. If a taxpayer managed to keep up with inflation over the last twelve months, his or her income increased by just 2.4%."
-Jim Folts, Citizens for Better Government, No ‘straight talk’ from the Mayor on Sheriff’s vehicles,

"It's a presentation that has gained a bit of a reputation in Blount County, with paper trails showing what some call three dozen missing Sheriff's office vehicles, sweetheart trade-in deals, and falsified documents. About 40 people gathered at Music Row in Maryville to hear for themselves and see what evidence was out there Monday night. "It's a shame individuals aren't stepping up and holding them accountable, because really they are supposed to be representing everyday citizens," said Izaak Standridge, a Maryville resident who heard the presentation for the first time Monday. "We have to change it, and the only way it's going to change is through the people," said Friendsville resident Jim Folts. Folts has been digging through invoices and receipts for months. In the wake of his findings, he's helped organize a group called Citizens for Better Government. Here's a look at one of his examples: In 2007, the Blount County Sheriff's Office filed paperwork that said they sold a 1989 Ford Tempo. Folts says the problem is, in 1997, the vehicle was actually sold at an auction. He believes the transaction happened 10 years before the vehicle was taken off the books. Folts questions why an older vehicle would be kept on the inventory list if it weren't in the county's possession. "At the very least, it leaves all kinds of opportunities for corruption and fraud, and it needs to be changed," Folts said. Further, Tennessee state code says sale and purchases should be made only by the county purchasing department. State code calls for them to be sold at public auction. According to invoices, some cars were sold as scrap for just a few hundred dollars. Other vehicles, sold at auction brought in several thousand dollars. Folts says that ultimately costs taxpayers the extra cash the vehicles could have brought in. According to Jim Arnett with the State Comptroller's office, they've found evidence of poor record keeping but have not found evidence of missing vehicles. In April, Folts and a handful of county commissioners presented his findings to Arnett. The comptroller's office says without Folts giving up some of his sources, there is no way the state can further the investigation. The trip led to allegations of Sunshine law violations within the county government."There is a lot of fear in this county," Folts said. Blount County Sheriff James Berrong declined an on-camera interview with 10News. He says since the comptroller's office has found no evidence of missing vehicles, he doesn't understand why it keeps coming up. He believes the attacks are politically motivated. Still, many in the audience at Monday's presentation say they would like to hear more from those accountable, whether the claims of missing vehicles are valid or if there is some other reason the numbers don't add up. "As a taxpayer myself, I feel if I'm not getting the services with the money I provide, then they're doing me a disservice and I'd rather go to someone who can provide me the service," Standridge said."
-WBIR TV, Citizens urge auditor to dig deeper into Blount gov't, 7/7/2008

"Knox County sheriff Joe Jenkins was convicted and sent to prison for stealing $1-million in motor vehicles from car dealerships, to feed his cocaine 'addiction'. Tennessee leads the nation in number of sheriffs convicted of drug dealing. At least 35 sheriffs have recently been arrested and convicted of narcotics trafficking in Tennessee, at last count. In January 2007, Knox County sheriff Tim Hutchison was fired by Tennessee Supreme Court for election fraud, along with almost the entire Knox County Commission. Hutchinson had six criminal convictions for perjury while sheriff, rented and airport from a convicted drug dealer for the sheriffs' fleet of black helicopters, built 400 houses with his convicted felon business partner who lacked a contractor's license, and stole cars from Mafia-owned West Town Mall with convicted copkiller, towtrucker and chopshopper Roy Lee Clark. Blount County drug dealers use 'golfing' to explain their alibi while delivering drugs through police checkpoints in surrounding counties. Blount County sheriff James Berrong owns a golf course, which allegedly qualified him to campaign for sheriff. According to FBI quoting court records, over one billion dollars a year in illegal narcotics passes through Blount County every year, as reported by Maryville Daily Times."
-John Lee, DealsGapDragon.com, Pirate News TV

"A Rockford police officer has been charged with a vehicular homicide in the death of a Knoxville man killed in a motorcycle crash on March 10, 2001. The charge against Sgt. James Ray 'J.R.' Johnson, 33, of Maryville, came in an indictment returned Aug. 28 by a Blount County Grand Jury sitting in special session. Laton was employed as a Corrections Officer at the Knox County Regional Juvenile Detention Center in Knoxville. Laton was divorced, but he had full custody of his three minor children. Soon after being notified of the indictment and the warrant for his arrest, Johnson surrendered to authorities at the Blount County Justice Center. Escorted by fellow Rockford police officer Bill Allen, Johnson entered the Justice Center through the sally port where people in custody are turned over to corrections officers. The accident report made at the scene by Tennessee Highway Patrol Officer Ronald McDonald, stated that Laton lost control of his 1997 Honda CR900 as he tried to pass Johnson's cruiser, hit the guardrail and skidded into Johnson's patrol car. McDonald said that two witnesses came forward two days after the accident and said Johnson swerved his cruiser into tile path of the motorcycle, sending it careening into tile guardrail. The witnesses are reportedly Tennessee state highway troopers. Since the accident, Johnson's friends claim he has been labeled as a 'motorcyclist hater,' although Johnson owns a motorcycle and has ridden for over a decade. In addition to the criminal charges, he is named as a defendant in a $3 million lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court by Laton's ex-wife on behalf of her three minor children, ages 7, 8 and 9. Named in the same lawsuit are Rockford Police Chief Robert Simerly, City of Rockford, Blount County Sheriff James L. Berrong and Blount County. Johnson was released after posting a $25,000 surety bond. He awaits a 9 a.m., Sept. 10 appearance in Blount County Circuit Court."
—Teresa Helton-Garrett, Knoxville Journal, "Rockford police officer charged with vehicular homicide," September 6, 2001

NEW YEAR OF THE DRAGON BUT SAME OLD BULLSHIT

"The former Rockford, Tennessee police officer who ran down a motorcyclist was found 'Not Guilty' of vehicular homicide by a Blount County Circuit Court jury on November 25. In September 2001, James R. Johnson was indicted by a grand jury for allegedly killing motorcyclist Philip Mickey Laton on March 10, 2001, by running the motorcyclist off the road with his patrol car. Johnson was patrolling old Knoxville Highway in the Rockford area when he received a radio report of a speeding motorcycle coming up behind him. Johnson told investigators that he then turned on his emergency lights in order to get the rider to slow down, but the motorcyclist lost control and hit a guard rail, and then slid into the police car. Later, a witness told police that the cruiser had swerved into the path of the approaching motorcycle, causing it to crash. A review of the videotape from the officer's patrol car confirmed the witness' account, and Johnson was charged in connection with Laton's death. But the jury took less than 30 minutes to return the not guilty verdict, apparently buying into the defense's argument that Laton's judgment and reactions were impaired by alcohol, although Laton's blood-alcohol level was under the legal limit. The Laton family has filed a $7 million civil lawsuit against Johnson, the Blount County Sheriff's Office and the now defunct Rockford Police Department. Due to other incidents, including another motorcyclist who suffered near-fatal injuries following a high-speed chase by another Rockford police officer along Old Knoxville Highway, and a woman who was killed when her car was hit by a Rockford police vehicle, the Rockford city commission voted to disband the city's four-member police department during an emergency meeting on June 5, 2002."
-BikerNet.com, "COP FOUND 'NOT GUILTY' IN BIKER'S DEATH" (NOTE THAT THE PATROL CAR IN-CAR VIDEO PROVED THAT EMERGENCY LIGHTS WERE NOT TURNED ON DURING THE INTENTIONAL RAMMING OF THE MURDERED COP, AND BLOOD ALCOHOL TESTS ARE NEVER VALID FOR DEAD BODIES UNLESS BLOOD IS TESTED DIRECTLY FROM THE HEART)


Warning to bikers and cops on the Dragon at Deals Gap
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Warning to bikers and cops on the Dragon at Deals Gap - Precedent-setting case requires dismissal of ALL traffic citations against Dragon riders. Caught on disk: Blount County Sheriff deputy Josh Antros' time-stamped in-car video with GPS speed recording proves at least 5 criminal misdemeanors perped by the cop within 60 seconds - (1) driving at night with lights off; (2) running a stop sign; (3) speeding 61mph in a 30mph residential/school zone; (4) reckless driving at 31mph above the posted speed limit; (5) crossing a double yellow line around a blind curve signposted as "dangerous curve". Video does not show defendant's alleged "crime" (alleged breach of voluntary civil driver license contract). CASE DISMISSED with COURT COSTS PAID BY THE STATE. Blount County general sessions court held a CRIMINAL Preliminary Examination (probable cause hearing) instead of a CIVIL Bench Trial, then bound the case over to the Grand Jury. Defendant had demanded a Jury Trial. Constitutional Equal Protection doctrine requires citzens to get all the same rights as govt employees, without fear of prosecution, including the right to speed. Since BCSD and Blount County district attorney general refused to arrest or prosecute Antros for his 5 confessed crimes, this means the DA cannot prosecute ANYBODY in Blount County for those same "crimes" - including riders on the Dragon.

Warning to bikers and cops on the Dragon at Deals Gap - Mirror download by DealsGapDragon.com

Partial BCSO video download -- Mirror - Full-length BCSD police video download. Precedent-setting case requires dismissal of ALL traffic citations against Dragon riders. Caught on disk: Blount County Sheriff deputy Josh Antros' time-stamped in-car video with GPS speed recording proves at least 5 criminal misdemeanors within 60 seconds. Requires DICV Video Player download to view all in-car videos from Blount County Sheriff Dept patrol cars: unzip file and double-click on dicvviewer.exe then open AVD video "Backup File". By DealsGapDragon.com

"The Tail of the Dragon is first on the record in reporting that most of the privately owned land bordering the Dragon will soon be sold and transferred into Federal ownership. The Tennessee Nature Conservancy is purchasing much of this Alcoa property and will immediately turn it over to the Federal Government. 600-700 acres located on the east side of US 129 from the Calderwood Overlook to Tabcat Bridge will be going to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Some 5000 acres on the west side of US 129 will be going to the United States Forest Service and will become part of the Cherokee National Forest. Alcoa will retain ownership of the old Calderwood town property, dam, and Little Tennessee River. We think this is good news and will help fend off any attempt to alter the roadway. There are also a number of endangered species in the area that will help to stop I-3 and any other major road improvements."
-TailOfTheDragon.com, "TRANSFER OF PROPERTY TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT", January 27, 2007 [NOTE: This includes land at the way to NC state line, as proven by signs posted on trees: "TAPACO BOUNDARY LINE" - SO DRAGON IS NOW 100% FEDERAL NOT STATE COURT JURISDICTION, SO THP CANNOT WRITE TICKETS ON THE DRAGON]

Basic Speed Rule: Note: This State does not have a law establishing a basic speed rule.
Statutory Speed Limit: 70 MPH for on interstate highways 55-8-152(d)
See Other below. 65 MPH on all other highways or roads - 55-8-152(a) & (d)
Posted (Maximum) Speed Limit: I. The State Department of Transportation is authorized to lower the above speed limits on the State system of roads and highways. 55-8-152(g)(1)(A)
II. Based on engineering and traffic investigations, the State Department of Transportation may lower the speed limits in business, urban or residential districts. 55-8-153(a)
III. Local governments may lower the maximum speed limits on roads and streets under their jurisdiction. 55-8-152(g)(1)(C) & 55-8-153(d)
Minimum Speed Limit: I. No person shall operate a motor vehicle at such a slow speed as to impede the normal and reasonable movement of traffic. 55-8-154(a)
Civil/Criminal Adjudication of Violation: Except as Noted Under Miscellaneous Sanctions, Speed Law Violations are Class C Misdemeanors. 49-6-2113, 55-8-152(g)(2), 55-8-154, 55-8-156 Point System.
-NHTSA, Tennessee State statutes related to speed
NOTE THE MANDATORY REQUIREMENT FOR ENGINEERING SURVEY OF 85TH PERCENTILE AVERAGE SPEED OF TRAFFIC, AND THAT TENN DOT DOES NOT HAVE JURISDICTION TO LOWER SPEED LIMITS ON RURAL US HIGHWAYS

"Basic Speed Rule: The Basic Speed Rule requires vehicle operators to drive at a speed that is reasonable and prudent. See Uniform Vehicle Code §11-801. Minimum Speed Rule: The Minimum Speed Rule prohibits a person from operating a motor vehicle at such a slow speed as to impede the normal and reasonable movement of traffic. However, in order to avoid a possible conflict with the basic speed rule, the law normally provides that a slow speed is permissible when 'reduced speed is necessary for safe operation or in compliance with law.' See Uniform Vehicle Code §11-805(a). Reckless Driving: 'Reckless driving' is normally defined as driving 'any vehicle in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property.' See Uniform Vehicle Code §11-901(a). Note: Speed is not necessarily a factor in this offense. Speed limits established under these laws are not effective until appropriate speed limit signs are posted on the highway."
-NATIONAL COMMITTEE ON UNIFORM TRAFFIC LAWS AND ORDINANCES, SPEED LAWS
(so it is illegal to post a speed limit that will impede the flow of traffic, and speed limits are not valid when the speed limit signs are not legible...)

TCA 55-10-205 Reckless Driving / driving in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property prohibited
BAIL: Mandatory (NO BAIL ALLOWED)
-FEDERAL PROPERTIES IN EASTERN DISTRICT OF TENNESSEE, BAIL SCHEDULE

Billionaire Paris Hilton pled guilty and was convicted of reckless driving, sentenced to felony three years voluntary probation contract for a misdemeanor with a maximum sentence of six months, sentenced to 45 days jail for civil contempt of court probation contract violation for safely driving a car with alleged suspended license. Hilton was never convicted of DUI, because she was not guilty of DUI. The so-called "legal limit" for so-called "blood alcohol" is 0.00% in all states, which is de facto Prohibition, as oxymoronic "underage adults" are fully aware (unless they are govt employees in the US military)

Police warning to bikers and cops heading to Deals Gap Dragon - "The Highway Patrol is going to be carrying riders directly to jail, do not pass GO, do not collect $200, go directly to jail, if you are caught riding over 50mph on the Dragon. And I don't want to talk bad about my law enforcement people, but any cop that tries to chase down a sportbike on the Dragon, YOU'RE GONNA DIE! I've been to too many police officer funeral. Don't be hero, don't be a dumbass and try to chase down a crotch rocket on the Dragon! It is not something to be fucked with! They don't call it 'The Dragon' for nothin. So don't go up there and do something stupid, okay? This is what I heard from a State Trooper." By Josh The Unknown Ninja Cop - Mirror download

Video Responses/The Dragon/Cop Talk - More on the "real" THP email, cop to cop. "Yeah, I work in law enforcement, and there are some gung ho cops out there who will try and chase down sportbikers." 100 more videos by Josh The Unknown Ninja Cop

A crackdown on the Dragon!?! - "Something that I've heard quite a bit about, is the supposed crackdown on speeding, and so-called reckless driving, on the Dragon. I haven't gotten to ride it yet, but I plan on making it down there this year. There's a supposed thing coming down from the Blount County Sheriff's Dept saying that any bike they see going over 50mph will be immediately impounded and the rider goes to jail, and all this crap. And this is directed more at the making the decisions, not the cop in the street, do you honestly think you'll be able to catch even a crappy sportbike on the Dragon, driving a Crown Vic? Who are you kidding? Whoever makes these decisions is absolutely insane! There's a lot worse legal violations out there than some guy going 20mph over the speed limit. I mean crack down on the freakin semis. Close it to the trucks. It's crazy to have a semi 50 feet long blocking both lanes. Oh fuck." By detritus99 (more proof that talking and riding don't mix)

Wingin' it and more Dragon talk - "I did a video about the Dragon a few weeks ago, and all the buzz about it lately. Columbia7200 talked about it, and we swapped a few messages and video comments. I get a message from Columbia saying our videos are embedded on this site, PirateNews.org in Knoxville Tennessee, talking about the Dragon and all the stuff going on. I got a video response on that video, and it's Pirate News. That's kinda strange, but I watch it of course. The video doesn't mention our videos specifically, it just talks about various levels of enforcement on the Dragon, and how they don't agree with it. A site like 'Pirate News' being on the same side of the coin with law enforcement, imagine that. It was a pretty well-done video. Of course I approved it."

CAR 64 WHERE ARE YOU? Blount County sheriff deputy jumps off cliff chasing bird-shooting sportbiker on The Dragon - Photo posted at CRoT by ex-cop bike racer Pete Leary

So I'm a Ninja Squid Cop Huh? - Here's the full text comment that youtube won't allow me to post, since it's "spam": "Sorry. I had you confused with detritus99's 'A crackdown on the dragon' on youtube, were he almost crashes on some ice while talking about being a squid. Which was funny, cause that's normal when driving on ice. My links and text were corrected a few days ago. Squid is defined on the Dragon as any rider not wearing full leathers and body armor, where even the best riders cheat due to the heat. None of the THP biker cops on the Dragon wear any sort of safety gear, so they might as well be nekked besides their useless open-face helmet. I've ridden motorcycles on the road for over 35 years, and I've attended a dozen racing schools at a dozen race tracks, and I've driven racing cars against the highest paid Formula One and Indy 500 racers in the world today, but I'm still a squid, and I'm certainly no expert on a bike. That's why I like the Dragon Motorcycle Riding School at Deals Gap, since I learn something every time I ride it, unlike normal roads. 'Ninja' re your wearing a ninja mask in another video. 'Cop' because I'm curious whether you're a cop, or 'something else'? MSF in a parking lot is dangerous for riding on a real road, due to over-confidence, and MSF censors the word 'countersteering' in beginner classes, and censors the word from all govt motorcycle rider license tests. Only track days teach street skills at street speeds. Even MSF's hardcover book and advanced textbook admit that 'hanging off' improves safety. My video was not only a 'response' to your video, since it's about the entire history of tickets & arrests of bikers in East TN, compressed into 10 minutes max allowed for youtube. Many cops love the Dragon, but many cops love robbing folks at gunpoint, and stealing 100,000s of cars and bikes, and play undercover cop at the Dragon. So there were many parts of the 'cagle email' that ring true, no matter what. Questions still remain about who has jurisdiction on different parts of the Dragon, so look at the latest map, since ALCOA Inc gave 10,000 acres at Calderwood Ghost Town to Nature Conservancy, which gave them to National Park Service in 2007. Blount County Sheriff Dept and THP certainly have state jurisdiction at Tabcat Bridge (Revenuers Straight Speed Trap). 'Joint Task Force' is a Police State scam to bypass jurisdiction limits to gang up on the public, like the infamous BMW Biker Rally fiasco at Fontana, which may be what the 'cagle email' is confessing to. Any cop can make an arrest anywhere, by claiming his right to make a Citizen's Arrest (same as everyone else), which is perhaps what Cagle did to that rider who allegedly 'knocked him down' by not stopping and committing suicide in the middle of a blind turn. Once upon a time, Tennessee Code used to forbid THP from writing tickets on Interstate highways. Now Knoxville Police Dept, Knoxville city court and Knoxville 'govt' have been replaced by Robocops from AUSTRALIA, which get 95% of all profits from traffic tickets (for sheeple foolish enough to not throw those bogus tickets in the trash). This is probably the future fate of the Dragon, if folks don't wake up to these RADAR scameras. Usually the Dragon is a sleepy boring place, except on weekend days in spring and summer, which is why the cops usually stay away. But gangsters now run Gangsta Govt, and the corruption is accellerating FAST. Evil flourishes when good people live in Dreamland. Less than 1% of cops have the guts and integrity to arrest crooks in govt jobs, including crooked cops, many of whom are hardcore mafia gangsters. THP and BCSD and FBI et al run protection rackets for the CIA and White House narco kingpins, who have been importing over $1-billion/year in Iran-Contra cocaine into Blount County via McGhee Tyson Intl Airport, according to FBI court testimony, reported in the Maryville Times newspaper. Hence the Senator Carl Coca Koella Highway, named in honor of the hit-and-run murder of a Dragonslayer tourist by the crack kingpin of Blount County, chauffeurred by THP. As for the name 'Pirate News', we report on the pirates that hijacked local, state and federal govts, and the media mafias, and their piracy of our Constitutionally guaranteed freedoms, wealth and health. Also, the top secret society at University of Tennessee Knoxville is the Scarabs, whose top-secret newsletter is named The Pirate. The Scarabs are a franchise of Yale Skull & Bones, aka the Russel Trust, whose British corporate flag was the original Skull & Crossbones pirate flag." - piratenews aka dealsgapdragon.com

TROOPER CAGLE LIKES TO GRAB SPEEDING SPORTBIKES ON THE DRAGON AND WRITES TICKETS FOR CRASH VICTIMS WHO ARE EASY TO CATCH - ONLY SQUIDS FAIL TO WEAR FULL LEATHERS, BODY ARMOR AND CLOSED FACE HELMETS, ESPECIALLY ON THE DRAGON - PHOTO BY DEALSGAPDRAGON.COM

"EVERYONE WHO GOES TO DEALS GAP------PLEASE READ THIS-----I'M TRYING TO HELP YOU ALL OUT Hey, just to give you a heads up for next season----we have a new captain in the knoxville district which covers blount county------he has already told us that we will put a stop to the "race track driving" up on the dragon this year------so far what they have said is that the speed limit is 30mph and "ANYONE" caught going 50mph and up will be charged with reckless driving and will be jailed and their bike/car will be impounded-----I am telling you this because i am trying to put the word out to everyone i know----or to people who know people that go up there-----I don't want to have to take people to jail for this---however I have bills to pay and I kind of like having a job---so never the less I have to do what i am told to do-----so the way i see it is that if killboy.com knows and you know and dealsgap.com knows and whoever else can find out can pass this along---it will benefit everybody--------feel free to copy and past this and let everyone know-------if you get caught up there it is only your fault because i am trying to pass the word along for everybody's sake-----we are not just going to come up from the bottom like in years past---they are gonna have us go through cherohala skwy in north carolina and come from the top down to the bottom----so no more free rides on your way back to the state line----they are gonna bring unmarked cars with radio's and have unmarked bikes up there----this will be a joint effort with blount county and the THP-----The entire THP motor unit will be brought in 2 people at a time(for a week long assignment) to be paired up with the local car----they plan on busting tail at least 3-4 times right off the bat---then they will sit back and see what takes place-----these orders came from Nashville Headquarters---we have a complete brand new higher ranking structure from the very tip top spot down----they have said we will work until the problem is solved----just wanted to give you and your friends a heads up..........SIGNED..........Trp Cagle with THP assigned to Blount County Division----(don't come crying to me if you get busted----cause I'm telling you now)"
-a state trooper, Myspace.com, EastTNriders.com (MstrPeter), "Gap Paranoia", 01-31-2007

TROOPER CAGLE WRITES ANOTHER $150 TICKET ON THE DRAGON FOR "FAILURE TO MAINTAIN LANE" IN FIRST GEAR IN ADDITION TO HIS $100,000 MEDICAL BILLS - THP CRASH REPORT LACKS CHECKBOX FOR "FAILURE TO COUNTERSTEER" OR "BEWARE THE DIP AT RON'S RUN" - NOTE THE SOON TO BE DEAD PINE TREE - PHOTO BY DEALSGAPDRAGON.COM

"A 22-year-old Maryville man has been charged with aggravated assault after he allegedly struck a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper with his motorcycle, then fled the scene on the Dragon. Trooper Brent Cagle was investigating a fatal motorcycle accident between Mile Markers 5 and 6 on the Dragon Tuesday when he was injured by another motorcyclist. Cagle said he was still at the scene of a 1:27 p.m. crash that killed a Florida law enforcement officer when he heard the whine of a motorcycle engine coming down the mountain rapidly. He said he stopped what he was doing and watched for the fast-moving vehicle to reach the accident scene. According to Cagle's report, the motorcycle rounded the curve traveling well over the posted speed limit of 30 miles per hour. Cagle said he stepped out into the center of the roadway and held out his hands signaling the motorcycle to stop. The motorcycle came to a halt in the lane where he had been traveling and Cagle said he told the driver to pull over to the shoulder on the opposite side of the twisting two-lane road. 'There was no shoulder on the right side,' Cagle said. 'That's where the other motorcycle had gone off.' The trooper said the man, operating the Kawasaki Ninja ZX6R, moved a few feet forward and to the left, stopping in the on-coming traffic lane. Cagle said he again told the man to pull off on the shoulder but the man raised the face mask on his helmet and asked, 'Am I in trouble?' Cagle said he instructed the man for the third time to move to the shoulder 'Now!' Cagle said he was concerned that a vehicle traveling up the mountain would round the curve and be unable to stop before striking both the stopped motorcycle and the trooper standing on the pavement. Instead of obeying the order to move to the shoulder, Cagle said the motorcyclist turned his wheel to the right, as though he was starting a U-turn to head back up the mountain and across the state line in to North Carolina. The trooper ran toward the motorcycle and, instead of completing the turn, he said the driver straightened his handle bars and drove at the trooper who was then six or seven feet away from the motorcycle. Cagle tried to sidestep and grab the man on the motorcycle, but the impact near the center of his body knocked him backward and off the ground. He hit the pavement on his left shoulder and the left side of his face as the motorcycle sped away. Cagle said he was unable to pursue the fleeing man due to the traffic fatality investigation he needed to complete. It appeared the motorcyclist had gotten away. On Wednesday, Cagle said he is glad that most law enforcement vehicle's including those used by the Tennessee Highway Patrol are now equipped with video cameras. He said cameras provide documentation and clues that often lead to an arrest. On Thursday, Cagle traced the temporary tag on the motorcycle that left the scene by using the dates on the tag and the type of motorcycle displaying the tag. Cagle checked the Tennessee driver's license photo on file for the person to whom the temporary tag was issued and confirmed the identity of the motorcyclist. Cagle said he planned to try to locate Daniel Thomas Elson Jr., 21, of Morganton Road, Maryville, on Friday. However, as he left the Maryville THP office Thursday afternoon, he recognized the motorcycle and its operator coming down Home Avenue. He made a traffic stop and took Elson into custody. Elson was booked at the Blount County Jail on a charge of aggravated assault at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Cagle also issued citations charging him with reckless driving and misdemeanor fleeing to avoid arrest. Elson is free on a $1,000 bond pending a 1:30 p.m. Aug. 24 appearance in Blount County General Sessions Court."
—Anna C. Irwin, Maryville Daily Times, "Man charged after trooper struck," August 19, 2006

"On June 25, a defense attorney for Daniel Elson Jr. argued successfully to have the charges dropped when the trooper failed to show up for court.
—shinysideup, ETR Forum, This Really Sucks, July 17, 2007

Beginners End at Dragon state line - 25 March 2007

"The police came to be viewed as buffoons, except by those members from foreign countries, who had only read about this type of police intervention in accounts of World War II era Germany. For most, the actions reinforced the Hollywood stereotype of southern justice: Local sheriff uses imaginary crisis to order suspension of the U.S. Constitution."
-Press Rrelease, BMW Riders Club, Knoxville, regarding 1997 BMWRA Rally at Fontana Village, NC

"The next time I come to your area it will be with a video camera, a tape recorder, a cellular phone and a copy of the North Carolina State Statutes."
-Arizona State Trooper and Indiana Patrolman biker tourist, 1997 BMWRA Rally at Fontana Village

"I hadn't seen such a show of paramilitary force since the riot control in Washington D.C. when Nixon bombed Cambodia."
-biker tourist, 1997 BMWRA Rally at Fontana Village, NC

"Yes, there is justice. For those of you who were at last year's infamous 25th Annual BMWRA Rally in Fontana, North Carolina, otherwise known by a few readers as the Graham County Sheriff's Picnic and Dance, might be interested in knowing that Sheriff Melvin Howell, a champion against the scourge of wealthy, over-educated BMW motorcycle riders, has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a female. The Graham County Star reported that the warrant for Howell's arrest stated Howell groped a woman's breasts on two occasions, a day apart, on April 18 and 19. The woman dropped the complaint a day later due to what she claimed was bad legal advice, but the District Attorney still served the warrant under his discretion. Howell claims that he "didn't assault her no damn way" and that even he if did, he "didn't do nothing intentionally." Reader Phil Ross reports that the locals weren't sure "whether to be amused or embarrassed by this, but it is fairly certain that Howell's political career is at an end." In any case -- Ha. Ha."
-Motorcycle Online, Motorcycle.com, Daily News - Short Strokes, 5/28/98

"i know cagle too we actually went to hooters last wednesday night and he told me himself, with another cop there, this exact information. and he would have no reason to lie about it especially in passing conversation like the other night."
-dragongixxer, EastTNriders.com, "Gap Paranoia"

"Government control of Communications and Transportation."
-Communist Manifesto, 6th Plank, written by Karl Marx in London, England

"Good for the Highway patrol. Us locals are fed up with reckless driving. If you come up here, ride with some sense. I know of some pissed off people who are going to be dumping motor oil in the road."
-shiftnite, YouTube.com, "WARNING to bikers heading to The Dragon"

KILLER TRUCKS STALK BIKERS ON US 129 WITH IMMUNITY FROM PROSECUTION BY COPSTERS & GANGSTA GOVT - ON WBCR 1470AM RADIO TENNESSEE STATE REPRESENTATIVE DOUG OVERBEY TOLD JOHN LEE THAT HE DOUBTS THE STATE GOVT HAS JURISDICTION TO BAN COMMERCIAL TEAMSTER MAFIA AS CURRENTLY BANNED ON FOOTHILLS PARKWAY OR TO REQUIRE THEM TO TRAVEL WITH FLAG VEHICLES - NOTE THAT IF TENNESSEE GOVT HAS ZERO JURISDICTION TO REGULATE COMMERICIAL TRUCKS ON 129, THEN TENNESSEE COPS HAVE ZERO JURISDICTION TO REGULATE INTERSTATE DRIVERS AND BIKERS - SEMI TRUCKS HAVE KILLED AT LEAST ONE LOCAL RIDER DUE TO NEAR DECAPITATION FROM UNDERRIDE CRASH IN BLIND CORNER, AND CAUSED MANY HIT AND RUN CRASHES

Tennessee Code Annotated 55-10-205. Reckless driving.
(a) Any person who drives any vehicle in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property commits reckless driving.
(b) A violation of this section is a Class B misdemeanor.
3. Lesser Included Offense.
5. Proof Required.
13. Consideration of Vehicle's Speed.
14. Instructions to Jury.
15. Malum In Se.
16. Evidence Sufficient.
(visit University of Tennessee Law Library for full text)

Tennessee Code Annotated 55-10-205. Reckless driving.
NOTE TO DECISIONS
Evidence.
Speed of 120 miles per hour, on a highway with hills and curves, is sufficient to sustain a conviction for reckless driving. State v. Wilkins654 S.W.2d 678 (Tenn. 1983)
Indictment.
Indictment alleging that defendant drove motor vheicle on public highway in wilful and wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property by driving such vehicleto his left across a yellow stripe in the highway did not allege an offense since it is not always a violation to drive to the left across a yellow stripe.
State v. Hughes, 212 Tenn. 644, 371 S.W.2d 445 (1963)
Malum In Se.
The driving of a motor vehicle in wilful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property is malum in se. Farr v. State, 591 S.W.2d 449 (Tenn. Crim. App. 1979)
DECISIONS UNDER PRIOR LAW
(Most cases involve property damage, personal injury, or death, especially commercial truck crashes, in both civil trials and criminal trials, but not cases of driving safely without causing a crash. Visit University of Tennessee Law Library to read individual cases)

KILLER TRUCKS STALK BIKERS ON US 129 WITH IMMUNITY FROM PROSECUTION BY COPSTERS & GANGSTA GOVT - TENNESSEE STATE REPRESENTATIVE DOUG OVERBEY HAS SO FAR NOT REPLIED TO JOHN LEE REGARDING WHETHER STATE OR FEDERAL GOVT HAS JURISDICTION TO BAN COMMERCIAL TEAMSTER MAFIA AS CURRENTLY BANNED ON FOOTHILLS PARKWAY OR TO REQUIRE THEM TO TRAVEL WITH FLAG VEHICLES - NOTE THAT IF TENNESSEE GOVT HAS ZERO JURISDICTION TO REGULATE COMMERICIAL TRUCKS ON 129, THEN TENNESSEE COPS HAVE ZERO JURISDICTION TO REGULATE INTERSTATE DRIVERS AND BIKERS - SEMI TRUCKS HAVE KILLED AT LEAST ONE LOCAL RIDER DUE TO NEAR DECAPITATION FROM UNDERRIDE CRASH IN BLIND CORNER, AND CAUSED MANY HIT AND RUN CRASHES

"A Friday morning report of a possible drowning in Calderwood Lake turned out to be unfounded. A Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officer received a call at his home that an empty canoe was floating on the upper side of Calderwood Dam. The officer went to the dam and confirmed the report, then requested help from Blount County emergency responders including divers to search for a possible drowning victim. Blount County Fire Chief Doug McClanahan said BSORT, the Blount Special Operations Response Team, was paged at 10:43 a.m. Friday. McClanahan said his department responded with a boat, divers and a rappelling team due to the steep terrain alongside the deep lake which lies across the border between Tennessee and North Carolina. The Blount County Volunteer Rescue Squad, the Blount County Sheriff's Office, additional TWRA officers and North Carolina wildlife officers responded to begin a search of the lake and shoreline near where the canoe had been found. Blount County Sheriff's Deputy Jeff Burchfield was on his way to the search area driving the BCSO Dive Team truck at 11:07 a.m. when he was involved in a collision at the intersection of West Lamar Alexander Parkway and West Broadway Avenue. According to a Maryville Police Department report, a Saturn SUV driven by Connie Ailey, Alnwick Boulevard, Maryville, was stopped in the westbound lanes of the parkway for traffic ahead. The 1984 Chevrolet truck used to carry dive team equipment was also traveling westbound with lights and sirens activated. The truck struck the Ailey vehicle in the rear, apparently due to a brake malfunction. Ailey's passenger — Lucy Settlemyre, 76 — was taken to Blount Memorial Hospital by Rural/Metro Ambulance Service. She was treated in the emergency room and released. Ailey, 51, was also treated in the emergency room and released. As soon as the accident victims were taken from the scene and with the approval of investigating Maryville officers, Burchfield attempted to resume his mission. However, as he tried to restart the dive team truck, he lost power and the truck rolled back to strike a Maryville police cruiser, causing minor damage. The boxed-in truck once used for Snap-On Tool delivery and converted to its present use by dive team members continued toward Calderwood Lake. Burchfield encountered another mechanical problem as he attempted to maneuver around a curve on U.S. 129 near the intersection with Railroad Bed Road. The truck engine cut off, causing the power steering to fail. The truck went off the right side of the narrow highway, back on the pavement and into the on-coming traffic lane. When Burchfield tried to steer back into his lane, the vehicle traveled across the traffic lane and off the road, ending up on its side at the foot of an embankment. Burchfield managed to get himself out of the overturned truck, but fellow deputies who reached him minutes after the accident insisted that he go to Blount Memorial Hospital to be checked. Other members of the dive team as well as other emergency responders scrambled down the embankment and unloaded the equipment from the wrecked truck, then took it to the base of operations for the possible drowning. Burchfield, 39, was treated in the emergency room and released. Meanwhile, searchers used three boats to probe the water near the dam as others searched the shoreline on both the Blount and Monroe county sides of Calderwood Lake. The deep, cold water lake on the Little Tennessee River covers about 570 acres in Graham and Swain counties in North Carolina and Blount and Monroe counties in Tennessee. Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Cherokee National Forest border the eight-mile long reservoir. Cheoah Reservoir in North Carolina is upstream of Calderwood and Chilhowee Reservoir is downstream."
-Anna C. Irwin, Maryville Daily Times, "Unexpected turn: BCSO vehicle crashes on way to rescue," March 17, 2007

THP at Dragon state line on North Carolina side, but only to take a piss. Blount County deputy drove into North Carolina, perhaps to take a dump - 25 March 2007

"Brad Bush remembers the strange looks he got from other drivers as he turned his rig onto the road — and he remembers the close call with an oncoming Winnebago. Philip Guzzetta remembers being so close to roadside rock cliffs that he thought his trailer was shaving mountainsides. Bill Forshey remembers the sight of speeding Miatas coming out of nowhere, straight at the oncoming traffic. Brian True remembers the motorcyclists waving to get him to turn back. And he remembers the less polite hand signals when they realized he wasn’t going to. For safety’s sake, Ron and Nancy Johnson often run through it, escorting wayward trucks, most of whom decide never to return. Experienced truckers know to avoid it. Carriers warn against driving it, but some truckers, inexplicably, still try. It is U.S. Highway 129, but at the stretch that crosses the border between North Carolina and Tennessee, it carries a name that describes the havoc it wreaks on unwary drivers — the Tail of the Dragon. The Dragon twists drivers through more than 300 turns in a little more than 11 miles along mountain cliffs and astounding scenery. Serving mainly as a playground for motorcycles and sports cars, the highway is home to numerous accidents each year. And more than a few truckers have found their rigs high-centered, off the road, tipped over or in any of a number of other predicaments because they grabbed the Dragon by the tail."
-Mark H. Reddig, Land Line Magazine, Owner-Operator Independent Driver Association, "Beware the Dragon - Truckers who travel this‘ Highway from Hell’ straddling the Smoky Mountains vow never to return", July 2003

KILLER TRUCKS STALK BIKERS ON US 129 WITH IMMUNITY FROM PROSECUTION BY COPSTERS & GANGSTA GOVT - ON WBCR 1470AM RADIO TENNESSEE STATE REPRESENTATIVE DOUG OVERBEY TOLD JOHN LEE THAT HE DOUBTS THE STATE GOVT HAS JURISDICTION TO BAN COMMERCIAL TEAMSTER MAFIA AS CURRENTLY BANNED ON FOOTHILLS PARKWAY OR TO REQUIRE THEM TO TRAVEL WITH FLAG VEHICLES - NOTE THAT IF TENNESSEE GOVT HAS ZERO JURISDICTION TO REGULATE COMMERICIAL TRUCKS ON 129, THEN TENNESSEE COPS HAVE ZERO JURISDICTION TO REGULATE INTERSTATE DRIVERS AND BIKERS - SEMI TRUCKS HAVE KILLED AT LEAST ONE LOCAL RIDER DUE TO NEAR DECAPITATION FROM UNDERRIDE CRASH IN BLIND CORNER, AND CAUSED MANY HIT AND RUN CRASHES

"According to Tennessee law, any person who drives a vehicle in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property commits reckless driving. Tenn. Code Ann. § 55-10-205. In the experience of our Tennessee attorneys, willful or wanton disregard for safety must be determined from all the circumstances of the situation. Our Tennessee attorneys know that a conviction for reckless driving can be maintained for speed alone. However, driving at a high speed is not automatically sufficient to sustain a conviction for reckless driving. Reckless driving is a Class B misdemeanor and can be punishable by imprisonment of up to six months and fine of five hundred dollars ($500.00). The implications of a reckless driving citation can have consequences beyond the initial sentence. The Tennessee Department of Safety maintains a Driver Improvement Program to monitor Tennessee driving records. Every time a Tennessee driver is convicted of a traffic violation that driver is assigned a specific number of points. A Tennessee citation for reckless driving accumulates six points on the driver’s license. Any driver who accumulates twelve (12) or more points on their license within one year faces proceedings which may lead to suspension of driving privileges. Additionally, Tennessee drivers convicted of a reckless driving charge may face dramatic increases in their automobile insurance rates. Mailing a traffic citation payment may seem like the easiest answer for many East Tennessee drivers. Paying the traffic citation, however, means that a Tennessee driver will automatically be convicted of the offense. A conviction can mean paying a fine and/or court costs, increased car insurance premiums, probation, points added to your driving record and even suspension of your driver's license. The Tennessee Department of Safety Traffic Violation Points System means that a Tennessee driver can accumulate between 1 to 8 points on his or her driver’s license for a speeding ticket. If a Tennessee driver accumulates 12 points in one year, that driver may face license suspension. Out of state drivers should be aware that traffic convictions in Tennessee will be reported to their home state."
-TennesseeCriminalLawyerBlog.com, Tennessee Attorneys assist with reckless driving charges

"Defendant appeals the trial court’s dismissal of his petition for writ of habeas corpus in Case No. 242704 in which Defendant alleged that the municipal ordinance supporting his conviction for reckless driving was unlawfully enacted. Defendant also appeals the trial court’s order declaring him to be an habitual motor vehicle offender in Case No. 239641. Defendant contends that his reckless driving conviction under section 24-13 of the Chattanooga City Code is void because the penalties imposed by the municipal ordinance do not mirror those associated with a violation of the statutory offense of reckless driving found in Tennessee Code Annotated section 55-10-205. In its role as Amicus Curiae, the District Attorneys General Conference argues strongly that section 24-13 of the Chattanooga City Code is not a lawfully enacted municipal ordinance because its provisions do not “mirror” state law as arguably required by section 55-10-307."
-STATE OF TENNESSEE v. MARK DANIEL GODSEY, COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS OF TENNESSEE AT KNOXVILLE, June 15, 2004 (untimely appeal of reckless driving trial waivers all defenses against bogus laws)

"Christopher Brown was charged with reckless driving in violation of Tennessee Code Annotated S 55-10-205 (1993); driving a motorcycle without a helmet in violation of Tennessee Code Annotated S 55-9-302 (1993); and driving a motorcycle without a windshield, safety goggles, face shield, or glasses in violation of Tennessee Code Annotated S 55-9-304 (1993). A mistrial occurred in December 1996. After a jury trial on January 22, 1997, the appellant was convicted on all three charges. That same day the trial court conducted a sentencing hearing. The appellant was sentenced to six months for the reckless driving conviction, to thirty days for failure to wear a helmet, and to thirty days for failure to have a motorcycle windshield. All three sentences were to be served at thirty percent and were to run concurrently."
-STATE OF TENNESSEE vs. CHRISTOPHER BROWN, TBA Link, July 31, 1998

KILLER TRUCKS STALK BIKERS ON US 129 WITH IMMUNITY FROM PROSECUTION BY COPSTERS & GANGSTA GOVT - ON WBCR 1470AM RADIO TENNESSEE STATE REPRESENTATIVE DOUG OVERBEY TOLD JOHN LEE THAT HE DOUBTS THE STATE GOVT HAS JURISDICTION TO BAN COMMERCIAL TEAMSTER MAFIA AS CURRENTLY BANNED ON FOOTHILLS PARKWAY OR TO REQUIRE THEM TO TRAVEL WITH FLAG VEHICLES - NOTE THAT IF TENNESSEE GOVT HAS ZERO JURISDICTION TO REGULATE COMMERICIAL TRUCKS ON 129, THEN TENNESSEE COPS HAVE ZERO JURISDICTION TO REGULATE INTERSTATE DRIVERS AND BIKERS - SEMI TRUCKS HAVE KILLED AT LEAST ONE LOCAL RIDER DUE TO NEAR DECAPITATION FROM UNDERRIDE CRASH IN BLIND CORNER, AND CAUSED MANY HIT AND RUN CRASHES

"We have received numerous emails concerning the recent posting on the Internet by a supposed Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper warning of dire consequences on the Dragon this coming year for speeders. We do not post rumors on this site so we contacted Captain Ray Fletcher of the Knoxville Division Tennessee Highway Patrol. He confirmed as we had believed that some of the details in the post are completely false, such as the immediate arrest and impoundment of vehicles for speeding over 50 mph on the Dragon. Captain Fletcher was not able to comment on whether or not the post was made by a Trooper, but some of the language, unusual statements and obvious errors as stated above make us believe the post was by someone other than who supposedly signed their name and position to it. Obviously a real Trooper would not jeopardize his job by signing such a post. Captain Fletcher stated that the laws will be enforced on the Dragon as they are on all Tennessee roadways. Tail of the Dragon advises riders to obey the laws and they will have no trouble with the Tennessee Highway Patrol or Blount County Sheriff Deputies."
-TailOfTheDragon.com, January 2007

"Before I go any further, we have been receiving a ton of emails regarding the MySpace farce of a message that was sent out to all the Deals Gap lovers. Thanks to the folks at TOD, the rumor has been quashed. They called the fine folks at THP, and asked them point blank if there was any fact behind the statement, and THP stated that not only did they not have the manpower, but wouldn’t have the money needed to be up here all the time. I would like to be the first to say that the LEO’s are always welcome up here as long as they are not targeting any specific types of people. They are just doing their job, and quite frankly some of the people that come up here need to be straightened out by these guys. We appreciate their hard work, and continuing positive interaction that we have seen up here in the last couple years."
-Ben, Deals Gap Motorcycle Resort, DealsGap.com, Feb 13th, 2007

"Smells like B.S. but local guy in Knoxville said there has been a change in administration in Blount county. But Blount county doesn't include the Cherohala soooo, the smell of B.S. lingers. Still, if you can make every corner on Deal's Gap at 29-30 MPH you're pretty smooth. Anyone can rip through the easy curves."
-Carl Custer, ADVrider.com, "Dragon enforcement", Feb 8, 2007

KILLER TRUCKS STALK BIKERS ON US 129 WITH IMMUNITY FROM PROSECUTION BY COPSTERS & GANGSTA GOVT - TENNESSEE STATE REPRESENTATIVE DOUG OVERBEY HAS SO FAR NOT REPLIED TO JOHN LEE REGARDING WHETHER STATE OR FEDERAL GOVT HAS JURISDICTION TO BAN COMMERCIAL TEAMSTER MAFIA AS CURRENTLY BANNED ON FOOTHILLS PARKWAY OR TO REQUIRE THEM TO TRAVEL WITH FLAG VEHICLES - NOTE THAT IF TENNESSEE GOVT HAS ZERO JURISDICTION TO REGULATE COMMERICIAL TRUCKS ON 129, THEN TENNESSEE COPS HAVE ZERO JURISDICTION TO REGULATE INTERSTATE DRIVERS AND BIKERS - SEMI TRUCKS HAVE KILLED AT LEAST ONE LOCAL RIDER DUE TO NEAR DECAPITATION FROM UNDERRIDE CRASH IN BLIND CORNER, AND CAUSED MANY HIT AND RUN CRASHES

"No crazy police activity, and no major accidents. We've been told that there was an collision today between a bike and semi on the Gap. Rider apparantly has a broken leg. I guess someone will have to die before the DOT will take the semi thing serious up there."
-Darrell Cannon, Killboy.com

"The only thing I agree with here is regarding 18 wheelers. 18 wheelers should be banned from that road, as there is no possible way to maintain a single lane in one while crossing the gap. If they wanted to solve problems, they would fix things like this that pose a serious threat to everyone. The part they don't seem to be considering is the effect this will have on revenue if they kill the tourism that road brings in. Let word get out that the gap is nothing but a speed trap and see how quickly tourism dies down. Even cruiser riders don't want to deal with police watching their every move just waiting for a chance to bust ass. What kind of vacation is that? They are cutting their nose off to spite their face. I recall our last police sting had a dozen officers sitting along a 9 mile stretch of road all day that cleared out completely within an hour or so. What kind of financial stress does that put on the department when everyone is hanging out at the store waiting for the police to leave while they sit up there and twiddle their thumbs? More importantly, where could those wasted resources be applied to actually help the public? But it isn't about that. If it was they wouldn't be doing this in the first place."
-DealsGapR6, EastTNriders.com, "Gap Paranoia", 02-05-2007

"wow, 14 people viewing this thread........hello to the 6 guests!"
Mrs. F

"All sounds like the Eagles song, Paradise. anyways, I guess where some of the comments are going is this. If every thing that was read and said was to come true The Gap would have bleachers, condos and cops on every corner, along with a meat wagon at the bottom and top, just to pick up all the fallen riders. This like many other internet rumors, it is best to just let play itself out as it will for we can not change what someone in power will decide is a worthy cause. We can however change who we put in power, VOTE and get involved. We can help to change the preception of motorcycles, sport bikes, cruisers, tards, dirt. What ever the style. If there ever is a crack down on a particular road, who's to blame?"
-Goober, EastTNriders.com, "Gap Paranoia", 02-01-2007

KILLER TRUCKS STALK BIKERS ON US 129 WITH IMMUNITY FROM PROSECUTION BY COPSTERS & GANGSTA GOVT - TENNESSEE STATE REPRESENTATIVE DOUG OVERBEY HAS SO FAR NOT REPLIED TO JOHN LEE REGARDING WHETHER STATE OR FEDERAL GOVT HAS JURISDICTION TO BAN COMMERCIAL TEAMSTER MAFIA AS CURRENTLY BANNED ON FOOTHILLS PARKWAY OR TO REQUIRE THEM TO TRAVEL WITH FLAG VEHICLES - NOTE THAT IF TENNESSEE GOVT HAS ZERO JURISDICTION TO REGULATE COMMERICIAL TRUCKS ON 129, THEN TENNESSEE COPS HAVE ZERO JURISDICTION TO REGULATE INTERSTATE DRIVERS AND BIKERS - SEMI TRUCKS HAVE KILLED AT LEAST ONE LOCAL RIDER DUE TO NEAR DECAPITATION FROM UNDERRIDE CRASH IN BLIND CORNER, AND CAUSED MANY HIT AND RUN CRASHES

"I have been keeping up with this thread for several reasons. one being the obvious fact that no one wants to be carried to jail and have their bike impounded. second, a few of us from CO make a trip out that way every year. I hate to see that trip go away because of unwaranted police presence on the gap. It is always a bad idea for an area when the local people decide that they don't like the aggrevation of tourism. Take Daytona Beach and the Spring Break crowd. Several years ago the powers that be in Daytona decided that they would "crack down" on the spring break crowd. They have spent the last couple of years trying to get them to come back. The influx of money went somewhere else. It was bad for their economy. now they are doing everything they can to get these people to return. I can see this happening to the gap. You say that the NC side is getting all the money and the TN side is getting shortchanged. This would be true except for one event. The Honda Hoot. Let the Honda Hoot change areas because the sheriff writes a lot of tickets in the area and you will see the political process go in full force. The shame of it is that if this is true the area as a whole will suffer for a while. Buisnesses will flounder. for example do you think Wheeler has enough operating capitol to survive for several years with less than half of the buisness he has now? Same for Killboy and the others that make their living on the hill. wether that be TN or NC it will still hurt all the surrounding areas. I hope someone with enough power and connection has the sense enough to warn the good sheriff that for every action there is a reaction."
-gramps, EastTNriders.com, "Gap Paranoia", 02-05-2007

"wow..... hot topic. Before I give more mindless internet babble, I want to say you all need to get a hobby and get off myspace.... This season will be like all the others... busy. There will be days where the police are there, and days when they wont be there. If you show up on a day when they are around, dont forget to wave good-bye to them as you drive away to another area. There are plenty of other good roads in the area to ride, without whining about the gap."
-Mr. F, EastTNriders.com, "Gap Paranoia", 02-05-2007

"Amen. I've seen it on quite a few forums, myself. It's hilarious how you have the few Chicken Littles who totally freak out and are ready to swear off riding ("The sky is falling!"), versus the ones who swear that it will never happen and that the law can't touch them. Those of us who have been around and paid attention long enough just sit back and laugh at all the drama, and we just keep on doing what we do."
-tjayswift, EastTNriders.com, "Gap Paranoia", 02-07-2007

"Originally Posted by goose: Not sure but I think that dude always wears his helmet... lol I dunno. I just found it doing a deals gap video search and it came up. I don't think it's one of us... You don't suppose that was a certain conspiracy theorist who used to me a member on here, do you? This sounds right up his alley."
-krpotter, EastTNriders.com, "Gap Paranoia", 02-07-2007


BCSD VIDEO DOWNLOAD -- DCIV VIDEO PLAYER DOWNLOAD
UNZIP FILE AND DOUBLE CLICK ON DICVVIEWER.EXE THEN OPEN AVD VIDEO "BACKUP FILE"
Blount County deputy illegally speeding in a 30mph zone (reckless driving)
No Emergency Lights displayed nor Siren warning as required by law
This high-speed "chase" of a 30mph vehicle lasted 15 seconds
Class C or Class B misdemeanors allow immediate arrest of copsters
ters can be arrested by:
Grand Jury indictment, Judicial Commissioner warrant, Law Enforcement arrest without warrant, or Citizen's Arrest
NOTE THE GPS TRACKING FOR:
GPS TAXATION BY THE MILE AND GPS SPEEDING TICKETS BY MAIL



KNOX COUNTY TENNESSEE SHERIFF TIM HUTCHISON WAS FIRED BY TENNESSEE SUPREME COURT IN 2007 FOR ELECTION FRAUD ALONG WITH ALMOST THE ENTIRE KNOX COUNTY COMMISSION OF GANGSTA GOVT, WHO THEN APPOINTED THEIR REPLACEMENT FAMILY MEMBERS WITHOUT ELECTION - HUTCH WAS CRIMINALLY CONVICTED FOR 6 COUNTS OF PERJURY AS SHERIFF, RENTED AN AIRPORT FROM A CONVICTED DRUG DEALER AS SHERIFF, BUILT 400 HOUSES WITH HIS CONVICTED FELON BUSINESS PARTNER WHO LACKED A CONTRACTORS LICENSE, AND WHO STOLE CARS AT WEST TOWN MALL WITH CONVICTED COPKILLING TOWTRUCKING CHOPSHOPPER ROY LEE CLARK - PREVIOUS KNOX SHERIFF ROY JENKINS WAS CONVICTED OF MILLION DOLLAR CARTHEFT TO FEED HIS ADDICTION TO COCAINE DEALING - UNPHOTOSHOPPED PHOTO COPYRIGHT KNOX COUNTY SHERIFF DEPUTY

DEALSGAPDRAGON.COM - "Do police arrest bikers at the Gap? Yes. Ex-cop Pete Leary, former owner of Crossroads of Time Motorcycle Resort, was arrested by the suicidal ex Graham County chief deputy sheriff, fed TVA cop Jerry Crisp, who raided Deals Gap, which is in crooked Swain County. Pete's crime? Complaining about the the 'Bad Boys in Blue Task Force' raids on 'BMW biker gangs' at Fontana Village. Is THP's alleged retaliation due to pressure form the Teamster mafia, for me asking state rep Doug Overbey about getting big trucks banned from the Dragon, or at least require them to pay a flag vehicle? I recently asked Overbey this question on WBCR 1470am, and I also complained about Blount County, Knox County and Tennessee legislature naming Interstate I-140 for a convicted hit-and-run killer of a sportbike tourist, which is Rep Joe "Ton Ten" McCord's district. (Last year McCord was clocked at 110mph on I-40 for over 1 hour, which made the TV news thanks to a speeding stalker's cellphone camera. WATE TV: "Camera Phone Captures 100 MPH Lawmaker," February 16, 2006. Constitutional Equal Protection doctrine means that if a govt employee gets to do something, then everyone gets to do it.) Overbey has not yet ansered my question about who has jurisdiction on the Dragon, state or feds, which is very interesting since it may be that THP does NOT have jurisdiction in the national park, nor on US highways. Funny how I've got POLICE GPS VIDEOTAPE WITH TIMESTAMPED SPEED ENCODING of a Blount County deputy driving 30mph above the posted speed limit, in a 30mph residential speed zone near a school, crossing the double yellow line around a blind corner, but BCSD and the district attorney general refused to prosecute, despite my sworn complaint filed in Blount County General Sessions Court. So the Equal Protection doctrine under the 14th Amendment to US Constitution applies, barring ALL criminal prosecutions for 'wreckless driving', 'speeding', etc, in Blount County... I'm sure THP loves parking at the Gap more than anywhere else, just to relax and watch the fun. Troopers love to fantasize about playing dicks, which is the only real crimefighting. But this sounds like typical disinformation, like unincorporated towns posting bogus signs, 'SPEED LIMIT ENFORCED BY RADAR', when they don't even employ police officiers. All copsters are required to lie every day, and are required to break The Law every day, as condition for employment. A Google search proves that no such post is found on Myspace. Besides, copsters always go on a rampage at the Gap every few years, like the notorious 'BMW Biker Gang rumble' at Fontana Village, with copsters flying helicopters blaring the theme song from COPS TV, and patrol car sans headlights chasing bikers at night. Then the moonshining sheriff was arrested, and the chief deputy blew his head off for rape. No wonder Yellow Wolf Video fled the Police State at the Gap, since according to THP Death Squad, safe driving is a crime punishable by summary execution in Blount County, even for cops riding their sportbikes to work at the jailhouse. THP was also a driver in the murder of sportbiker Terry Barnard, resulting in the current Million-Man Boycott of the Dragon by the AMA. The reason THP has new management is because the previous copsters were fired for their confessed crimes and racketeering, such as extorting bribes to be hired as troopers. My uncle was named as the governor's bagman by Knoxville News Sentinel, for delivering 'campaign contributions' in return for trooper jobs at THP, which perhaps explains how his daughter got appointed as judge to Tennessee Court of Appeals. My former boss was a THP commander, who gave me illegal orders to fire the wife of the mayor of Vonore, because her name was not on 'The List', which would have been great, except she was the most-qualified worker I had at the US Census Bureau."
-John Lee, DealsGapDragon.com

KILLER TRUCKS STALK BIKERS ON US 129 WITH IMMUNITY FROM PROSECUTION BY COPSTERS & GANGSTA GOVT - ON WBCR 1470AM RADIO TENNESSEE STATE REPRESENTATIVE DOUG OVERBEY TOLD JOHN LEE THAT HE DOUBTS THE STATE GOVT HAS JURISDICTION TO BAN COMMERCIAL TEAMSTER MAFIA AS CURRENTLY BANNED ON FOOTHILLS PARKWAY OR TO REQUIRE THEM TO TRAVEL WITH FLAG VEHICLES - NOTE THAT IF TENNESSEE GOVT HAS ZERO JURISDICTION TO REGULATE COMMERICIAL TRUCKS ON 129, THEN TENNESSEE COPS HAVE ZERO JURISDICTION TO REGULATE INTERSTATE DRIVERS AND BIKERS - SEMI TRUCKS HAVE KILLED AT LEAST ONE LOCAL RIDER DUE TO NEAR DECAPITATION FROM UNDERRIDE CRASH IN BLIND CORNER, AND CAUSED MANY HIT AND RUN CRASHES

"Governor Phil Bredesen announced today that the Tennessee Department of Safety’s top two officials have stepped down from their posts. Commissioner Fred Phillips resigned his post effective immediately, while Deputy Commissioner Tom Moore announced his retirement. Today’s developments come less than 24 hours after the Governor released the results of trooper background checks by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation that showed 41 troopers and support staff had criminal or driving violation histories."
-GOV PHIL BREDESON, NEWS RELEASE, "TOP TWO SAFETY DEPARTMENT OFFICIALS STEP DOWN," DECEMBER 9, 2005

"This report is based on a case by case review of all files of the 41 employees of Dept of Safety identified as having criminal charges or traffic violations that resulted in driver license suspension. The 41 individuals were made up of 28 troopers, 5 sergeants, 2 lieutenants, 4 communications dispatch officers, 1 capitol police sergeant and 1 criminal inbestigative division special agent. 83% (34) were charged prior to their employment with Dept of Safety and 17 were charged during their employment with Dept of Safety. Of the 34, 9 were charged with traffic offenses where their driver licenses were suspended. The remaining 25 had criminal history charges that were not traffic related. "
-GERALD NICELY, COMMISSIONER, "FILE REVIEW AND RECOMMENATIONS FOR TENNESSEE DEPT OF SAFETY SELECTED EMPLOYEES," December 21, 2005

KILLER TRUCKS STALK BIKERS ON US 129 WITH IMMUNITY FROM PROSECUTION BY COPSTERS & GANGSTA GOVT - TENNESSEE STATE REPRESENTATIVE DOUG OVERBEY HAS SO FAR NOT REPLIED TO JOHN LEE REGARDING WHETHER STATE OR FEDERAL GOVT HAS JURISDICTION TO BAN COMMERCIAL TEAMSTER MAFIA AS CURRENTLY BANNED ON FOOTHILLS PARKWAY OR TO REQUIRE THEM TO TRAVEL WITH FLAG VEHICLES - NOTE THAT IF TENNESSEE GOVT HAS ZERO JURISDICTION TO REGULATE COMMERICIAL TRUCKS ON 129, THEN TENNESSEE COPS HAVE ZERO JURISDICTION TO REGULATE INTERSTATE DRIVERS AND BIKERS - SEMI TRUCKS HAVE KILLED AT LEAST ONE LOCAL RIDER DUE TO NEAR DECAPITATION FROM UNDERRIDE CRASH IN BLIND CORNER, AND CAUSED MANY HIT AND RUN CRASHES

"Two Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers promoted by the Bredesen administration after they donated large sums to Gov. Phil Bredesen's 2002 and 2006 campaigns are asking for their money back now that they've been demoted. Which, if you think about it, just confirms that the Bredesen administration was actively rewarding troopers who contributed to its campaign with job promotions. Bredesen campaign spinner Will Pinkston tries to make put lipstick on the pig with his quote in the story in the Thursday Tennessean: 'It's fairly common in politics for people to get mad when they don't get what they want,' Pinkston said. 'That may be the case here; it may not be.' Ah, but the troopers did get what they paid for, Mr. Pinkston. They gave Bredesen a total of $15,600, and got promotions worth more than that. One trooper and his wife gave $3,700 to Bredesen's 2002 campaign and an additional $1,600 to his 2006 bid - a total of $5,300. For that, the trooper got a promotion worth $1,300 per month - $15,600 per year. They only want their money back now because the promotion they thought they had bought it turns out was only rented. The Tennessean reported in November that two-thirds of troopers promoted under Bredesen gave money to his campaign or had family or patrons who did - part of a much broader pattern of politics and corruption in the THP which the Bredesen administration later admitted it allowed to exist, but which in fact it participated in, until the paper made it public. Most of the politically-promoted troopers still have their promotions and higher salaries - and the Bredesen campaign hasn't returned the ethically tainted donations."
-Bill hobbs, Rojo.com, "Bought and paid for," July 27, 2006

"In Part 1, 'Al Gore's Uncle Whit,' WorldNetDaily revealed that Gore's uncle and confidant, retired judge Whit LaFon, has been targeted as an alleged drug trafficker by federal and state law enforcement officials in Tennessee. At that time, the TBI (Tennessee Bureau of Investigation) was feared by all politicians, regardless of their political party. The bureau had sent many corrupt Tennessee officials (33 out of Tennessee's 95 sheriffs) to jail. The politicians obviously thought that TBI's fangs had to be pulled. Among Wallace's first acts as director was to abolish the agency's highly regarded public corruption unit. Wallace went even further, ordering his agents never to open an investigation in any of Tennessee's 95 counties without first notifying the sheriff, if the sheriff was the target of the investigation. 'We were hamstrung. There was no way we could investigate a crooked sheriff anymore,' one supervisor said. Wallace also allegedly interfered in the murder investigation implicating his own son, Larry Dean Wallace. In 1994, at least three TBI agents and supervisors came to Wallace and told him that his son, Larry Dean Wallace, then in his late 20s, was heavily involved in drug trafficking. When former TBI drug agent Milton Bowling told Wallace about his son's drug dealings, the director reportedly became glassy-eyed and said, 'You're to stay away from this case.' A year later, Larry Dean lay in ambush and shot to death James Edward Wilkerson over $1,500 that Larry Dean owed Wilkerson for drugs. Larry Dean then loaded the body into the trunk of Wilkerson's car and arranged to have a wrecker haul the car some 10 miles from the scene of the crime. After confessing to second-degree murder, Larry Dean was sentenced to a 15-year prison term. Never imprisoned, he served his time in a cushy clerical job, all because, in the words of his attorney, Hal Hardin, 'His father is the state's top law-enforcement officer.'"
-World Net Daily, "Gore plays fixer to 'crooked' uncle," September 19, 2000

2006 Tennessee Manual Del Conductor - Manual completo (file size: 1.81 megabytes) La advertencia: Esto es un documento grande que contiene 100 páginas. El tiempo de la descarga puede ser lento. Quién necesita una licencia de conducir de Tennessee?

"The state in early 2001 began awarding driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants. More than 180,000 were issued before post-Sept. 11 fears about proof of identity set in. In 2004, Tennessee was the first state to launch a certificate program to satisfy homeland security concerns. Since then, more than 51,000 certificates have been issued. Utah has a similar program."
—Lola Alapo, Knoxville News Sentinel, "Driving certificates to be granted with legal proof," March 3, 2006

"On May 29, 2004, Tennessee enacted a new law that changed the eligibility requirements for immigrant and refugee applicants for driver's licenses. On July 1, the Department of Safety will begin issuing the new "Certificate for Driving" to certain immigrants who will be ineligible for a regular driver's license under the new law. The Certificate for Driving will be issued "for driving purposes only" and is not to supposed to be accepted as identification. If you are a citizen, legal permanent resident (green card holder) or refugee/asylee, you will still be able to get a regular five-year driver's license. If you are an undocumented immigrant or a temporary (visa holder) worker, student or visitor, you will no longer be able to get a regular driver's license. You can apply for a driving certificate - which will not be valid for identification - if you can present two documents that prove your identity and two documents that prove you live in Tennessee. CLICK HERE for an official list of documents you can use to get a driving certificate. If you are a visa holder or undocumented immigrant and currently have a license, you can continue to use the license until it expires."
—Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition, "New requirements for TN driver's licenses and TN driving certificates"

2006 Tennessee Manual Del Conductor - Manual completo (file size: 1.81 megabytes) La advertencia: Esto es un documento grande que contiene 100 páginas. El tiempo de la descarga puede ser lento. Quién necesita una licencia de conducir de Tennessee?

"State troopers will honor new driving certificates for immigrants as valid identification, even though they are stamped with the words 'not valid for ID.' The previously unannounced policy surprised and angered some supporters of the new law yesterday, even as it pleased others. 'That's news to me,' said Sen. Bill Ketron, R-Murfreesboro, who persuaded colleagues last month to support the new driver's license law, described as the ''strictest in the nation'' by Gov. Phil Bredesen, its main architect. Controversy has swirled over the certificates, which will be issued instead of driver's licenses to temporary immigrants and those who can't prove they're in this country legally. The new state law goes fully into effect July 1. If the documents are accepted as valid ID, the original intent of the law — tightening national security issues while still making sure all drivers in Tennessee are qualified — could be undermined, some officials said. 'That's not how it was sold to the state legislature. That's not their position when we passed the bill. I'll be making a phone call in the morning' to the governor's office and safety department, Ketron said. Earlier this month, Department of Safety officials said they would advise state troopers and local law enforcement to reject the certificates as identification, but yesterday spokeswoman Beth Denton said troopers will accept the wallet-sized laminated cards as valid ID when issuing misdemeanor tickets. Denton said 99% of misdemeanors issued by troopers were for traffic violations, but the certificates also would be accepted as ID for other misdemeanors as well. It's uncertain whether all police departments will honor the certificates as ID. Law-enforcement officers have the right to take people into custody if they don't have proof of identity. Nashville's police will honor the certificate, while others across the state have asked their legal departments to advise them on the issue."
—Anita Wadhwani, The Tennessean, "New requirements for TN driver's licenses and TN driving certificates," June 25, 2004

"Tennessee stopped issuing driving certificates to illegal immigrants Friday after investigations found they were being shuttled from other states, using fake residency papers and sometimes bribing state workers to get the cards. The certificates, which are stamped "not valid for identification," were meant to improve driving safety by making sure immigrants living in the state knew traffic rules. Recent federal investigations found that illegal immigrants were traveling hundreds of miles to get the certificates illegally. Tennessee is among 11 U.S. states that have not required proof of legal residence to obtain driving documents. In early 2001, the state started issuing full driver's licenses without requiring a Social Security number, and more than 180,000 people obtained licenses. The driving certificates were created in 2004 to satisfy homeland security concerns; about 51,000 were issued. Two major federal arrests in recent months exposed shuttles bringing South and Central American immigrants from as far away as New Jersey to state licensing centers in Knoxville, where the immigrants got certificates using fake residency papers. In January, a third sweep revealed what prosecutors called a conspiracy in which state license examiners in Murfreesboro accepted bribes to provide illegal immigrants with driver's licenses and certificates without testing."
—USA Today, "Tennessee 'halts' immigrant driving certificates," February 24, 2006

UPDATE: FYI Dragon Law - In October 2007, Tennessee changed the name of it's "Driving Certificate" to "Temporary Driving License", in an attempt to get federal tax rebates under the REAL ID Act that "requires" an internal passport to travel, beginning in May 2008. The REAL ID turns every state "driver license" into an internal passport, required to drive, required to ride as a passenger in any type of vehicle, required to walk, and required to work. To make the slaves happy, Tennessee Legislature passed a non-binding Resolution (SJR0248), which cleared the House floor June 2007 by a vote of 88-0, resolves that Real ID "not be implemented by the State of Tennessee." Until the feds pay for the no-bid cost-plus contracts for new computer systems to keep tabs on every slave, paid for by billions of dollars in new taxes on the slaves.

Traffic citation against illegal alien dismissed - Juana Villegas, 33, of Nashville was taken to the Davidson County Sheriff's Office on July 3 after a Berry Hill police officer pulled her over for careless driving and found she had no driver's license. Villegas is facing deportation from the arrest. At a court hearing Friday, a judge dismissed the careless driving charge on a technicality - the officer wrote the wrong arrest location on the citation. Villegas, who has no criminal record, was held in the county jail and shackled to her Nashville Metro General hospital bed before and after delivering her baby on July 7. When a person is arrested on such charges, officers have the option to write a ticket or make an arrest. Sgt. Timothy Coleman, who stopped Villegas, chose arrest out of what his report indicates was concern that "prosecution would be jeopardized." Having a baby in USA does NOT make that illegal alien an anchor baby, as every lawful tourist knows.

GET YOUR FAKE ID CARDS AND FAKE DRIVER LICENSES FROM TENNESSEE GANGSTA GOVT - Manual completo (file size: 1.81 megabytes) La advertencia: Esto es un documento grande que contiene 100 páginas. El tiempo de la descarga puede ser lento. Quién necesita una licencia de conducir de Tennessee?

"I ordered two fake I.D.s from the Mexican consulate over the internet. They are called 'Matricula Consular cards'."
-Knoxville talk show host, WNOX 100.3 FM, February 2007

"Pennsylvania, Delaware, Tennessee, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Utah and New Mexico accept the phony Mexican identification card for the issuance of driver's licenses. Also, according to FAIR , 13 states currently allow illegal aliens to obtain driver's licenses: Alaska, Connecticut, Idaho, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, Washington and West Virginia. North Carolina stopped issuing licenses to illegals in 2006. Mexican ID cards? More like Mexican cop killer cards. Aiding and abetting illegal aliens is a crime."
-AmericanPatrol.com, AmericanBorderPatrol.com, Mexican Sham ID FAQ

"This Fake Matricula with Hal Netkin's picture was obtained for $40.00 on Alvarado Blvd, in the MacArthur Park area of Los Angeles while LAPD Black-and-Whites patroled un-interested. DEADBEAT DADS REWARDED WITH NEW IDENTITY. The Matricula allows illegals who are already deadbeat dads in their own country to abandon their families back home to come to L.A., to be rewarded with a new identity and clean record, enabling them to become new untraceable deadbeat dads in Los Angeles, thanks to our mayor and city council. CRIMINALS REWARDED WITH NEW IDENTITY. The Matricula allows illegal aliens who are already criminals in their own country to escape justice by coming to L.A., to be rewarded with a new identity and clean record, thanks to our mayor and city council. FBI BE DAMNED! Our mayor and city council voted for the Matricula while full well knowing that the FBI concluded that the Matricula Consular is not a reliable form of identification due to the non-existence of any means of verifying the true identity of the card holder and that the ability of foreign nationals to use the Matricula Consular to create a well-documented, but fictitious, identity in the United States provides an opportunity for illegal aliens, terrorists, and human smugglers to move freely within the United States without triggering name-based watch lists that are disseminated to local police officers. It also allows them to board planes without revealing their true identity. To read the FBI's warning to House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Click here. Illegals enter federal buildings even though it is against the Fed's rules."
-WatchdogAmerican.com, "ATTN: Illegal aliens and terrorists. You're in luck!"

"An American activist released a video showing that many Mexican banks refuse to accept the Matricula cards that are issued by the Mexican government, to illegal aliens inside the US and accepted by many banks, including Bank of America. 'It is very revealing that Mexican banks have enough sense to refuse these cards but American banks don't,' said William Gheen of ALIPAC. 'We applaud this video, which shows us proof that Mexican banks are refusing to accept Matricula cards issued by the Mexican government to illegals in our country. We hope many American banks will take note and stop accepting the Matriculas." The video is now mounted at the top of the Bank of America boycott website located at BankofAmericaBoycott.com. This historic boycott is entering it's fourth week and is supported by over 100 organizations fighting against illegal immigration. A growing list is now available at the boycott website that shows 500 banks that do and do not accept the Matricula cards."
-Americans for Legal Immigration, "Mexican banks refuse to accept Mexican issued Matricula cards accepted," March 12, 2007

GET YOUR FAKE ID CARDS AND FAKE DRIVER LICENSES FROM TENNESSEE GANGSTA GOVT - Manual completo (file size: 1.81 megabytes) La advertencia: Esto es un documento grande que contiene 100 páginas. El tiempo de la descarga puede ser lento. Quién necesita una licencia de conducir de Tennessee?

Q. Why should I get a Mexican ID?
A. Criminal Friendly Cities like Los Angeles that recognize the ID, will make life easier for you if you carry the ID.
Q. What are the advantages of having a Mexican ID?
A. A Mexican ID can be used in lieu of a driver's license to access a wide range of public services in the City and County of Los Angeles.
Q. Do I have to be a Mexican to get a Mexican ID?
A. No, you only have to present a forged Mexican Birth Certificate to the Mexican Consulate in Los Angeles.
Q. What if I am an Anglo Criminal. Can I still get a Mexican ID?
A. Technically, yes. But unlike our local authorities, the Mexican Government profiles. The Consulate might get suspicious if you have blond hair and blue eyes.
Q. Many Mexicans like myself were born in a small village where most of the newborn didn't even obtain birth certificates.
A. Not to worry. Use a forged birth certificate which you can obtain for $25.00 on Alvarado Blvd in the Mac Arthur Park section of L.A. The Mexican Consulate does not verify the information on the birth certificate. But even if they did, they are no better at verifying birth certificates than the L.A. City Council.
Q. What if I get stopped for going through a red light. Will I be deported?
A. No. Upon presenting your Mexican ID, the LAPD officer who stops you, will know that you are illegally in the country, otherwise you wouldn't need the Mexican ID in the first place. Deporting you would defeat the purpose of the ID. You will only get a ticket.
Q. Will I have to pay the ticket?
A. No. You won't have to pay the ticket because it will be too much trouble to track you down. But to be on the safe side, you should have several false Mexican IDs to show on different occasions to confuse your identity. None of your IDs should have the correct address or contact information. LAPD officers will not be able to do a "make" on you to verify any information you give them. Remember, once an LAPD officer gives you a ticket, he's done and you are on your way.
Q. What if I am a fugitive and get stopped for going through a red light in a car that I just stole. Will I go to jail?
A. No. When you present your Mexican ID to the LAPD officer, he will have no way of knowing that you are a serial killer or that you just stole the car you were stopped in. The worst that will happen is that the car you just stole will be impounded and the officer will tell you that you will have to walk home. But you won't have to walk home if you steal another car.
Q. If I am an American Citizen or legal resident who has a valid ID such as a driver's license, is there an advantage to also obtaining a Mexican ID?
A. Yes. There is a big advantage for criminals to use a Mexican ID instead of a valid California driver's license. If you are stopped by an LAPD officer for an infraction, he won't know that you are a criminal if you show a Mexican ID. That's why it is a good idea to leave your California driver's license home.
Q. Why would the Mexican Consulate issue a Mexican ID if I already have a valid California ID?
A. The Mexican government recognizes dual citizenship. If you or your mother are from Mexico, they will be happy to provide you with a supplemental Mexican ID. But just to stay on the safe side, don't tell them that you are an American Citizen or Legal Resident.
-Hal Netkin, LAWatchdog.com, "Matricula Consular Card FAQ"

"PEDOPHILE" PRO SE JUDGE DUSTIN HATCHER POSES FOR PINUP CALENDAR IN BLOUNT COUNTY JUSTICE CENTER AFTER "RAPING" TEENAGE GIRL IN BLOUNT COUNTY "JUSTICE CENTER" - IN APRIL 2007 BLOUNT COUNTY GRAND JURY WILL DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT TO INDICT HATCHER FOR RAPE - THIS IS THE QUALITY OF UNLICENSED JUDGE WHO WILL SIGN YOUR ARREST WARRANT FOR DRIVING SAFELY ON THE DRAGON

Judicial Commissioner Dustin Hatcher Nude

"I did a search and found several 'closed' threads regarding the acceptance by Toledo/Lucas County of the Matricular Consula ID Cards as valid identification for Illegal Aliens. If someone can point me in the right direction, I am currently researching whether or not these cards are being accepted for issuance of 'welfare benefits' such as: medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers, cash assistance or by the BMV to gain driver's licenses and subsequently voter registration, in both Lucas and Wood counties. WHY? ALL Government and Private entities, including banks, who accept this card as a form of identification may be subject to RICO prosecution, with a plaintiff award of triple damages. One way to encourage illegal immigration is to accept foreign-issued identification documents, such as the "matricula consular" card issued by the Mexican government, THAT ARE ONLY NEEDED BY ILLEGAL ALIENS. Mexican consulate offices in the United States issue the cards to Mexican nationals living here, without regard to the immigration status of the recipients."
-ToledoTalk.com, "RICO: A New Tool for IMMIGRATION Law Enforcement (matricular consula ID cards)," June 27, 2006

"Using Your Driver's License to Pay for Gas With Pin Number? Just part of the new integrated National ID Card, complete with RFID, as technology continues to expand, condense into central database."
-Fox 7 News, "Using Your Driver's License to Pay for Gas With Pin Number - Government and police seize control of all bank accounts in USA," March 27, 2007

Officer Jack McLamb on the U.S. Constitution - Host of the Officer Jack McLamb Radio Show plus RBN radio archives, and at TheAmericanVoice.com and its podcast archives, editor of Police & Military Against The New World Order newsletter, author of OPERATION VAMPIRE KILLER 2000: American Police Action Plan for Stopping World Government Rule

North American Union Traitors Include Chertoff, Rice, Bushes - CNN News: Lou Dobbs rants against TREASON by the Bush Gang's overthrow of USA in 2005 with Bush Jr illegally signing the Top Secret Security and Prosperity Partnership contract (SPP.GOV) to merge USA with Communist Mexico and Communist Canada, which is a member of the 53-nation British Commonwealth, owned by the German Queen of England. The Communist Manifesto was written in London England by Karl Marx. The British Labor Party is the former British Communist Party. 40-million illegal alien copkillers are now illegally granted amnesty in USA, with 200-million on the way ASAP. February 2007

KNOXVILLE, TENN - "Governor Phillip Bredesen said Tuesday he's disappointed the state Senate passed an English language driver's license testing bill. He said he'll seriously consider a veto if the House also approves it. The state Senate voted 22-to-6 Monday night to pass the measure to make English the main language for driver's license tests. Road tests are already given in English only. Examiners determine English comprehension by seeing if applicants can follow instructions -- like turning on a blinker or applying the brakes -- before they start driving. Applicants must also be able to read road signs and respond to English questions when they are driving."
-WBIR TV, "Bredesen critical of Senate passage of English driver's tests," March 6, 2007

18 US Code § 2381. Treason.
Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.

Tennessee Code §39-12-203 Racketeer and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO)
"'Enterprise' means any individual, sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, business trust, union chartered under the laws of this state, or other legal entity, or any unchartered union, association or group of individuals associated in fact although not a legal entity, and it includes illicit as well as licit enterprises, AND GOVERNMENTAL, as well as other, entities."

"The MAINTAIN TOP SAFE SPEED sign may be used on highways where conditions are such that it is prudent to evacuate or traverse an area as quickly as possible" - US Dept of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, Chapter 2I. Emergency Management Signing, 2003 Edition

DEALSGAPDRAGON.COM - "So THP wants to arrest every rider, and steal every bike, for the 'crime' of riding safely at 51mph on a rural US highway? We need to boycott THP and Tennessee Gangsta Govt. This is the same THP that sold 250,000 SPANISH LANGUAGE 'Tennessee driver licenses' (AKA fake ID) to illegal alien criminals with immunity from arrest or deportation (despite copkilling illegal aliens murdering 45,000 US citiziens in USA since 9/11/2001). The same THP that gives FREE vehicle title to any car thief, for any vehicle listed as 'STOLEN' in the NCIC computer database. The same THP that bans the word 'COUNTERSTEERING' on motorcycle rider tests. Copsters have never cared about tourism, since the only 'tourism' they care about is robbing the tourists during traffic stops, then killing their pets. If the slaves would ever learn how to read, think and talk, there would never be another traffic ticket in USA. Traffic courts would be forced to shut down within 6 months for lack of profitability, just by following the pro se skills discussed on this webpage, as proven in Blount County and Knox County courts. Filing criminal charges against every cop who dares sue a traffic ticket is a very usefull tactic. So is forcing Gangsta Govt to pay you for speeding, er, pay sanctions for your expenses after winning in traffic court. Driver license contracts are only required for commercial drivers 'for hire', and are voluntary waivers of your inalienable (unwaiverable) Constitutionally guaranteed God-given Natural right to travel. Without a driver license contract, no court has jurisdiction in a traffic ticket lawsuit. Note that motorbike riders in Tennessee are NOT required to purchase a driver license to ride on public highways, as published by Tennessee Code, and printed in Tennessee Driver License Handbook and Driver License Study Guide. Note that pilot licenses for ultralight aircraft are NOT 'required' in USA, but after the 'terror attacks' of 2001, the FAA created a "optional voluntary" Sportpilot license contract, "for non-commercial use", because, you know, kamikaze terrorist bombers might want to fly motor kites at 56mph to evade NORAD. Speeding, etc, is not a crime, since there's no victim, and no financial damages, but is alleged breach of civil contract (Tennessee Code Title 55). Signing a traffic citation is also a 'voluntary' civil contract, extorted at gunpoint by a carjacking copster (Police State Death Squad). All civil contracts must be voluntary, and duress voids that contract, which removes the court's jurisdiction. Fraudulent concealment of the fact that driver licenses are voluntary for private persons also voids that contract, denying the court personal and subject matter jurisdiction. This is a slam-dunk multi-billion-dollar class action waiting for an honest lawyer to invest $100,000, to set precedent with US Supreme Court to eliminate all driver licenses, and refund billions of traffic tickets. Constitutional Equal Protection doctrine means that when copsters or other employees of Gangsta Govt get to so something such as speeding (or free parking), without prosecution, then everyone gets to do it. It's a maxim of law that those who fail to assert their rights, have none. That's why I was censored and banned off EastTNriders.com forum, and other automotive forums worldwide (SafeSpeed.org.uk), for daring to break free from the Police State plantation, and telling the Truth about motor vehicle law - especially to cops who still care about being honest. Ignorance of The Law is no excuse for slavery. What's amazing to me is how bikers spend so much work, time and money learning how to wheelie, stoppie and drag a knee, which are lifesaving skills requiring bravery, yet are terrified of the thought of defending themselves pro se in court, and WINNING traffic ticket trials, for the alleged 'crime' of 'RIDING SAFELY WITHOUT CRASHING'. Imagine where we'd be if the Wright Brothers had been such wimps? American Airlines would still be flying biplanes at 30mph, with the US Air Force shooting down all aircraft breaking the speed limit. Now you CAN buy a pilot license from Uncle Sam to travel safely at ANY speed, and for doing ANY aerobatic stunts in public airspace - including Blount County and the Dragon. BTW, the Wrights discovered Countersteering, according to the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. IF there are any honest cops in THP, they will immediatedly arrest all their criminal commanding officers, including faggot 'Gobernador' Phil Bredeson, and arrest all employees of TN Dept of 'Safety' and county court clerks who sell fake I.D. cards to illegal alien felons. Here's how I filed felony charges against military commanding officers during time of 'war', and how I filed felony charges against police, judges and court clerks in Knoxville and Blount County, resulting in the firings of over 100 gangsters in Gangsta Govt, and resulted in a bribe, er, job offer from Dick 'DWI' Cheney. At the Dragon, THP, Blount County Sheriff Dept and Graham County Sheriff Dept don't give a darn if you're a cop, they'll still stalk you, rob you, torture you and kill you, then name a highway for the killer. God cop, bad cop... I'd love to see police incar video from THP, to see the cops exceed the speed limit by 1mph or touch a line, then I'd make a citizen's arrest of the trooper for a Class C misdemeanor crime, which is 30 days in jail. ¿Habla usted español? Tu madre tiene un bigote pgawest. Hijo de la gran puta policia. Cago en tu leche. Cuando monos vuelven de mi culo, sacate a la chingada."
-John "Daytona" Lee, US Air Force, DealsGapDragon.com, AmericanAutobahn.com, FasterThanASpeedingTicket.net, The Prohibition Times, How To Kill Robocops - including the new million-dollar class action in Knoxville, Complete Smarties Guide to Prosecuting Police Car Theft Rackets, Pirate News TV, Myspace.com/PirateNewsCTV, Myspace.com/CounterCoup, February 19, 2007

"Wow. That website is really extreme. For the record - yes, we banned him because we felt he was detrimental to our site (and broke countless rules, despite multiple warnings). Looks like he's retaliating. Oh well..."
-PGAwest, EastTNriders.com, "easttnriderspolicestate.com?", 11-21-2006

"Thank you for logging in Daytona. You have been banned for the following reason: You are not welcome on the forum. Take your views somewhere else. Date the ban will be lifted: Never."
-EastTNriders.com, "DealsGap Crackdown"

"apparently our very own banned member 'Daytona' thinks that this site is a Data Mining setup by the police to throw us all in jail... or something. dealsgapdragon.com"
-MstrPeter, EastTNriders.com, "easttnriderspolicestate.com?", 11-21-2006

"If that's the case, I understand....but of the things below that he wrote, which...if any, are against the rules here?

Data mining by Law Enforcement Organized Crime Intelligence Units:
"Tell us your crimes - Show us your mugshot - Do you carry your gun at Deals Gap?"
"Meet and greet rides - When is your next trip to the Gap?"
"Go ahead and pay your bogus traffic tickets without a fight."
"You are not allowed to discuss politicians or their traffic laws."
"You are not allowed to discuss the AMA boycott of Blount County and Tennessee."
"You are not allowed to discuss police torture and murder of Dragonslayers."
"You are not allowed to discuss police-approved murders of biker cops."
"You are not allowed to discuss the police-approved car-theft cartel."
"You are not allowed to insult crooked cops by calling them copsters."
"You are not allowed to identify police infiltrators of local biker gangs."
"Sorry. The administrator has banned your IP address."
Welcome back to high school!!!"
-Engloid, EastTNriders.com, "easttnriderspolicestate.com?", 11-21-2006

WARNING: COPS PLAY CHICKEN ON THE DRAGON - DEALSGAPDRAGON BANNED BY SMR FORUM FOR POSTING THIS PHOTO OF THP PERPING CRIME ON THE DRAGON - BCSO ALSO PLAYS CHICKEN WITH BIKERS IN BLIND CURVES ON THE DRAGON - PHOTO DURING DEADLY POLICE STATE SURGE AUGUST 2007

"Before anyone says anything... dude, I thought I sent you a PM. Enough is enough. I don't want to have to ban you, but this kinda stuff doesn't need to be brought to attention and who are you to call whoever it is a "criminal". Innocent until proven guilty, I think that's the law. Furthermore, SMR does not condone this style of obviously potentially unsafe riding. Stay in your lane please, and stay safe out there. Bye"
-kylebubp, SmokyMountainRiders.com, Do you know the name of this suspected criminal? August 15, 2007

"You have been banned from this forum. Please contact the webmaster or board administrator for more information."
-SmokyMountainRiders.com, SMR bans exposure of ETR Police State data mining August 16, 2007

MOBILE CHICANERY - TRUCKS GONE WILD ON THE DRAGON

"Of what he posted on his website? None, however I fail to see the relevance. I'm not going to disclose specific disciplinary issues of a former member (or current member). Please understand that the moderators and administrators carefully evaluated the situation and took action we felt appropriate and in the best interest of ETR."
-PGAwest, EastTNriders.com, "easttnriderspolicestate.com?", 11-21-2006

"Wow, just when I thought this guy was gone, now he wants to be my friend on MySpace! Needless to say he was denied.
-Myspace.com/1sradmutha, EastTNriders.com, "easttnriderspolicestate.com?", 11-21-2006

"That was an interesting thread. Just a note: if the police really wanted to mess with Dragon riders, all they (we) would need to do was set up driver's license checks at 2 points. It would congest things so badly that there would be NO problems at all. The police are obligated to respond to complaints. Especially Sheriff's dept's. The boss is elected. Dealsgapdragon.com; is your helmet made of tinfoil to stop the "government mind control waves". i'll bet those black helicopters drive you to distraction... What a maroon...."
-MotorSWATCop, "'Cops' Thread get pulled?", 04-01-2007

"Well it looks as if it did get pulled. Any One Know WHY...."
-updated, "'Cops' Thread get pulled?", 04-01-2007

"Yep, I pulled it because it was getting long winded full of bad information and rumors. Basicaly it was becoming full of crap. It is the same rumor we hear every year....EVERY YEAR and it is not true. The next step would have been for folks to start foul mouthing the local law enforcement agencies so I want to avoid that as they are doing thier best for us as a community. I know this as it is the same thing that happened last year."
-brad@dealsgap, "'Cops' Thread get pulled?", 04-01-2007

"I was having fun with Dealsgapdragon's responses. That dude's out there...I mean really out there... like the planet Zork. Trust me, I have no problem w/ the LEO's at Deals. i was up last Wednesday and met a deputy going in both directions. I was running a brisk, in my lane pace, and only got a wave. Ride well and you will have no problems."
-MotorSWATCop, "'Cops' Thread get pulled?", 04-01-2007

Yep. But this is the same post we fight with every year, I leave it up so folks can get their points out their then we start carring it overboard and name calling begins so in the best interest in my sanity as well as our readers once the BS level reachs a point we cut it off. I am 110% sure that we will have the exact same post next year lol. Hey where do you get those tin coated helmets anyway?????
-brad@dealsgap, "'Cops' Thread get pulled?", 04-01-2007

Dealsgapdragon
You have been banned for the following reason: None
Date the ban will be lifted: Never
-brad@dealsgap, "'Cops' Thread get pulled?' got pulled"

"So I have read all of this guys posts. I don't see any bashing, bad manners, flaming of other members. All I saw was a member quoting the law directly from the TN Codes. You can research them by just simply doing a Google search. No one was offended by this charactor. No one got out of line because of any comments. So I see it as you all banned this guy because you didn't like hearing about the laws? You didn't like his opinions? You didn't like him quoting directly from the TN Codes? I am only curious as to why he was banned. I have not seen a reason as to why he should have been banned. No this isn't my site and I don't make the rules. So if nothing wants to be told that is fine with me. I am only a curious member."
-cbr boy, EastTNriders.com, "easttnriderspolicestate.com?", 11-21-2006

"Its not what you say, but how you say it. At least thats how I see it. Having said that, I guess I will have to set up some way to keep him from linking my stuff on his site. Hes got my web cam on there now.. What an arsehat, or is that foilhat."
-Mr. F, EastTNriders.com, "easttnriderspolicestate.com?", 11-21-2006

THIS IS WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO ROBOCOP RADAR SPEED CAMERAS ON THE DRAGON

"'piratenews' was a spammer. Now deleted."
-Paul Smith AKA SafeSpeed, Safe Speed Forum, "Speed cameras - why the fuss?" Feb 18, 2007

"I loved your video. People are really talking about it. No, really, that took a lot of guts, to say what you said. It really gets a reaction from people. Some violently reject it, but most stop and think about it. I guess that's why the U.S. commander at Guantanimo Bay, Cuba ordered us not to play that song during our tours."
-Al Bowman, producer of Los Angeles Music Awards, to Pirate News director John Lee (winner Best Music Video of 2005)

"The one big thing that I saw was he posted a picture from killboys website maybe? But hell, everyone does."
-NorfwocNe, EastTNriders.com, "easttnriderspolicestate.com?", 11-21-2006

"That Terry Bernard Memorial Hwy sign is not a photoshop. That sign was paid for by the AMA shortly after Mr Bernard was killed and the 321 was named in honor of the senator that killed him. I remember seeing the sign when I rode through on 321. An excerpt from the AMA article, 'Worse, after Koella died a year later, the Tennessee Legislature passed a resolution naming a highway after him. That’s like naming a bank after John Dillinger.'"
-Zrexmark, EastTNriders.com, "easttnriderspolicestate.com?", 11-21-2006


Million-Man Boycott of the Dragon in Blount County Tennessee

U.S. Constitution defeats Police State USA - Sheriff Andy Griffith give Opie a lesson in due process

Bill of Rights - Music by Hungry Ghost

Bill of Rights - Music video by Ryan Sullivan and Tax Slave Records

A Visitor from the Past - I had a dream the other night, I didn't understand. A figure walking through the mist, with flintlock in his hand. His clothes were torn and dirty, as he stood there by the bed, He took off his three-cornered hat, and speaking low, he said: "We fought a revolution, to secure our liberty. We wrote the Constitution, as a shield from tyranny, For future generations, this legacy we gave, In this, the land of the free and the home of the brave. The freedom we secured for you, we hoped you'd always keep. But tyrants labored endlessly, while your parents were asleep. Your freedom gone, your courage lost, you're no more than a slave, In this, the land of the free and the home of the brave. You buy permits to travel, and permits to own a gun, Permits to start a business, or to build a place for one. On land that you believe you own, you pay a yearly rent, Although you have no voice in choosing how the money's spent." Spoken word music by Thelen Paulk

A Visitor from the Past - Spoken word music and lyrics by Thelen Paulk

Down with Big Brother - "I've got the blues about freedom and tyranny. Don't want want a chip in my wallet, don't want no chip in my car. And if I want to travel it's nobody's business how far. Down with Big Brother, always trying to track and trace me."

American Autobahn - As seen on History Channel TV at a LEGAL 212mph on a public highway. Discussion of the Montana Autobahn in USA. Interview with Mark Rask, author of American Autobahn. Legal commentary on voluntary driver license contracts. Soundtrack includes Kraftwork's "Autobahn", DJ Visage's "Formula" (The Michael Schumacher Techno Song) and Bottle Rockets' "R.A.D.A.R. Gun". Watch monthly reruns of Modern Marvels: The Autobahn on History Channel

Autobahn - Kraftwerk color music video

Autobahn - Kraftwerk BW music video

Autobahn - Kraftwerk on BBC TV

Autobahn Polizei - Music video

The Most Dangerous Roads - The Dragon didn't even make the list

Biker Rights Articles - Fast Fred's Motorcycle Ezine


Biker Helmet Sticker


ILLEGAL QUOTAS FOR TICKETS & ARRESTS

"Cops have a quota system."
-Sgt. James Eagan, New York State Police (Retired), from his book, A Speeder's Guide to Avoiding Tickets

"I was put under pressure. It was like a race. How many more people can we get today?"
-arrested KPD police officer describing the government's illegal quota, Knoxville News Sentinel

"It is illegal for law enforcement agencies to issue quotas for citations or arrests of individuals. The Fraternal Order of Police strongly disagrees with this illegal action and respectfully requests you rescind this action of supervisors at the Knoxville Police Department. If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, it's still a duck. It's a quota."
-Edward Daniel, ex-cop and attorney at law for Fraternal Order of Police in Knoxville, Tennessee, Knoxville News Sentinel


STOLEN EMAILS FROM KNOXVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT
AS PUBLISHED IN KNOXVILLE NEWSPAPERS

EAST DISTRICT CONTACTS

COUNSELING-
*UNAWARE OF TRAFFIC PROBLEMS ON BEAT
*FAILURE TO ADDRESS TRAFFIC PROBLEMS ON BEAT
*NEED TO CHECK TRAFFIC COMPLAINTS
*NEED TO CHECK WRECKS AND HIGH ACCIDENT LOCATIONS
*NEED TO DO TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT TO INCREASE COMPLIANCE, REDUCE ACCIDENTS, RESPOND TO COMPLAINTS ON MAYORS SURVEY
*EACH OFFICER COUNSELED IS TO TURN IN A PLAN BY JUNE 10, 1998 OF WHAT THE TRAFFIC PROBLEMS ARE ON THEIR BEAT AND HOW THEY PLAN TO ADDRESS THEM.

EXPECTATIONS FOR JUNE 1998-

MINIMUM OF 3 CONTACTS PER DAY.

MINIMUM OF 2 CITATIONS FOR MOVING VIOLATIONS PER DAY WORKED ON THE STREET.
CITATIONS SHOULD BE AIMED A PROBLEM AREAS AND COMPLAINT RESPONSE. MOVING VIOLATIONS-

SPEEDING, RECKLESS DRIVING, PASSING RED LIGHT, PASSING STOP SIGN/ SIGNALS, FOLLOWING TOO CLOSELY, FAILURE TO YEILD, WRONG SIDE OF ROAD, IMPROPER TURN/PASSING

FAILURE TO MEET EXPECTATIONS WILL BE CAUSE FOR MUCH CLOSER SUPERVISORY SCRUTINY AND CONTROL.


From: Paul Fish
To: SERGEANTS
Date: 6/5/98 7:57am
subject: CAPTAINS MEETING

AT MY THURSDAY MEETING WITH THE OTHER DISTRICT COMMANDERS AND CHIEF COKER IT WAS AGREED TO MODERATE THE STANDARDS WHICH WERE ANNOUNCED AT OUR STAFF MEETING ON WEDNESDAY.

THE BLANKET OF TWO MOVING VIOLATIONS PER DAY AND THREE CITATIONS PER DAY PER OFFICER HAS BEEN RESCINDED. THERE WILL BE NO BLANKET POLICY TO PUNISH ALL FOR THE SINS OF A FEW.

THE NEW POLICY WILL BE:

THE CONTACTS WILL BE REVIEWED EACH MONTH BY THE DISTRICT SERGEANTS, LEIUTENANTS AND COMMANDER. ANY OFFICER THAT IS PERCEIVED TO BE LOW IN CONTACTS, IN ANY AREA, MAY BE CALLED IN AND COUNSELED BY HIS SERGEANT AND A LEIUTENANT OR CAPTAIN.

IF IMPROVEMENT IS NOT SHOWN THE NEXT MONTH MORE SERIOUS SANCTIONS MAY FOLLOW.

OTHER NEWS-

CHECK ALL YOUR RADAR GUNS TO SEE IF THEY ARE WORKING OK. WE HAVE SOME GETTING READY TO GO OUT OF WARRANTEE AND WE NEED TO GET THEM FIXED FIRST. IF NOT SURE CALL SGT. AYUB.

I MAY HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT THE POSTING FOR SERGEANT WILL GO UP ON MONDAY.

MAKE SURE TO CLEAN REPORTS OFF THE COMPUTER BEFORE TAKING OFF FOR YOUR BREAK BETWEEN SHIFTS. DON'T LET REPORTS LAY IN THE SYSTEM. DO SOMETHING WITH UNAPPROVED AND INCOMPLETE REPORTS TO GET THEM DONE.

OFFICER HAMRICK WILL BE GOING TO OCU.

THE FOLLOWING OFFICERS NAVE APPLIED TO WORK FOP CAMP-
P. TIPTON, NOT APPORVED
K. CARLOS, NOT APPROVED
MELVIN PIERCE, APPROVED

IF THERE ARE OTHER OFFICERS WANTING TO APPLY TO WORK LET ME KNOW.

Knoxville Municipal Corporation illegally violates Tennessee statutes for open public records with its Top secret court docket of 200,000 annual "misdemeanor criminal traffic citations", in a city of only 160,000 residents (aka criminals). John Lee of DealsGapDragon.com subpoenaed the Knoxville muni court "administrator" to testify in court about that Top Secret docket, which has zero accountability of millions of dollars in court profit. As a result, court administrator Michael Martin was fired one month later, and KPD Internal Affairs seized the court docket, which is still Top Secret.


"For decades, speed was the subject of the most widespread slogans drummed into the public. 'Speed kills' and 'slow down and live' are familiar ones peddled by the National Safety Council. The findings showed a more complex picture of the role of speed than had ever been assumed before. Accident involvement rates are at a minimum at speeds between fifty and seventy five miles per hour. Although obviously the severity of accidents is greater at higher speeds, the study revealed that considering accident frequency rates and severity, the number of injuries per vehicle miles traveled is at its minimum [up to six times lower]. The law embodies an invincible rationale: 'He had an accident; therefore he violated the law.' No distinction is made between responsibility for the accident and responsibility for the injury due to unsafe vehicle design or construction. Manslaughter charges are filed routinely against drivers; there is yet to be recorded any similar charges against the manufacturers for vehicle defects. A typical police traffic accident report has a list of 'contributing circumstances' which the officer is to check off: 'Speed too fast; failed to yield right of way; drove left of center; improper overtaking; passed stop sign; ran traffic signal; improper lights; had been drinking; and other improper driving.' Thus the driver is heir to all the dangers created by the automobile designers, not only in terms of bodily injury but also in terms of legal exposure. The result of this drastic imbalance in the law is the very poor quality of accident investigation in this country. Consequently, enforcement of the law brings no pressure on the car makers to increase the safety of their vehicles."
-Ralph Nader, attorney at law, from Unsafe at Any Speed - The Designed-In Dangers of the American Automobile, quoting David Soloman in "Accidents on Main Rural Highways Related to Speed, Driver and Vehicle," FHwA (1964)

"The use of courts as local revenue-producing agencies is an abuse of the judicial process. It has long been recognized as unconstitutional for a judge's income to be dependent on the outcome of cases. But a similar result often occurs when the budget of a court is set in relation to the fines the court imposes or when a county or city comes to rely on whatever surplus is produced."
–Administrative Office of the Courts of Tennessee, To Serve All People: A report from the Commission on the Future of the Tennessee Judicial System 1996

"Let it be understood once and for all, that the function of the traffic court is to convict the guilty, acquit the innocent, and improve traffic safety, not to be merely an arm of any revenue-collecting office."
–Judge Alfred Nesbitt, Florida v. Aquilera, et. al., State v. 711-101S Dade Co. (1979 FL - the RADAR case of the 86 MPH tree and the 28 MPH house)

"Strictly local municipal courts offer a separate, substandard justice and warrant a thourough review on their own. At their worst, they are merely revenue-gathering agencies masquerading as courts. Their sole reason for being is the funds that their municipality draws from them. If the funds disappeared, few of the cities would consider the court an important civic service. Their limits and oversight are ill-defined, and their flexibility can sometimes disguise mere arbitrariness. We believe they fall much closer to the worst model than to the best one. A majority of complaints about judges that come to the Administrative Office of the Courts originate with municipal courts. The financial interest of local government clearly rests with the present system."
–Administrative Office of the Courts of Tennessee, To Serve All People: A report from the Commission on the Future of the Tennessee Judicial System 1996

"A locksmith was issued a speeding ticket for rushing to the scene where a child was accidentally locked inside a car. A Tennessee Highway Patrol officer earlier this week nearly arrested Hawkins County locksmith Randy Price — at gunpoint — for evading arrest and reckless endangerment, but the officer dropped the charges to speeding. Price said he was on the phone with a 911 dispatcher trying to figure out why the officer was pulling him over. He said he called the dispatcher on the way to Mount Carmel, about five miles west of Kingsport, where a baby was locked inside a car. The message that he might be speeding to get there never made it to the Highway Patrol officer. He said he was traveling 86 mph in a 55 mph zone to get to the scene more than 20 miles away, all while hearing a child’s muffled scream in the background of a telephone call. Highway Patrol spokesman Mike Browning said it’s the responsibility of police — not locksmiths — to get children out of locked cars [police have to call a towtruck to break into, er, unlock a car]."
–Knoxville News Sentinel, Locksmith ticketed on way to free baby from car, August 2, 2007

"We should cease to talk about vague…and unreal objectives such as human rights, the raising of living standards, and democratization. The day is not far off when we will have to deal with straight power concepts. The less we are hampered with idealistic slogans, the better…. The final answer might be an unpleasant one, but…we should not hesitate before police repression by the local government. This is not shameful…. It is better to have a strong regime in power than a liberal government if it is indulgent and relaxed."
-George Kennan, U.S. State Department

"As some of you may know, I had a ticket to go to the adjoining auditorium on closed circuit TV at the University of Massachusettes to watch the first debate which is in another auditorium on the same campus in early October [2000]. And I got off the bus and there waiting for me, and me only, was the security representative of the debate commission with the guru who prompted him into this role in the shadows [crowd laughs]. Flanked by a state trooper and two police of the University of Massachusettes. And the gentleman who is the security consultant refused at first to identify himself when I asked him to, and he finally did. He said, 'Whether or not you have a ticket I have bad news, prompted by the Debate Commission, to ask you to leave.' To which I said, in my own mind, Archi Bunker style, 'Well, la-de-da!' [crowd laughs]. So, this utter expression of disbelief that I was in the cradle of American Revolution, this state trooper steps forward, and he says, 'Mr. Nader, if you do not leave, I'm going to have to arrest you!' [crowd hollers]. To which I said, in my mind, 'What the hell is going on?!' [crowd laughs] 'I'll see you guys in court!' And since I always prefer to be a plaintiff rather than a defendant [crowd laughs] I went back on the bus, and a week later, hauled him into federal court in Boston. Including the Debate Commission, which we're going to take apart in the next two years. [loud cheers and clapping] Which is a private corporation created by the two parties in 1988 to throw off the League of Women Voters from sponsoring presidential debate, and they decide the rules and the number of debates for the two parties, who asks them the questions, and they fund it with Ford, ATT, Anhauser Busch money. Someone said, 'Are you going to go to the St. Louis Anhauser Busch Ford Debate?' [crowd laughs] So, we also sued the security consultant, and then we sued the state trooper. And I was asked in the deposition, 'Why did you sue the state trooper? He was only doing his job?' I said, "Because I told the state trooper at the time, 'Sergeant, you are being given an unlawful political order by a private corporation, utilizing public property.'" And he refused to listen. State troopers are not automatons. They've got minds of their own. They've got to be able to decide that they are not going to execute an illegal order. I was not charged with being disruptive, with throwing rocks, with anything. There was no evidence of that. They wanted to exclude me for one reason only: 'They didn't like me.' So now we are teaching him a civics lesson, he's got to hire his lawyer. [crowd laughs] I'm sure other state troopers will become a little more 'independent minded' in the future. I can't say I didn't warn him." [loud cheers]
—Ralph Nader, Arab-American attorney at law, nominee for US president by Green Party in 2000, Independant candidate for Reform Party in 2004, University of Tennessee Knoxville, 12 November 2001 (John Lee of Pirate News then handed Nader VHS tapes of 9/11 The Road To Tyranny and Dark Secrets Inside Bohemian Grove. John lee was Ralph Nader's personal chauffeur in Knoxville and Blount County, Tennessee and Los Angeles, California.)

"In 1995 the Republican Congress repealed the 55-mile-per-hour federal speed limit law. At the time, the highway safety lobby and consumer advocacy groups made apocalyptic predictions about 6,400 increased deaths and a million additional injuries if posted speed limits were raised. But almost all measures of highway safety show improvement, not more deaths and injuries since 1995. Despite the fact that 33 states raised their speed limits immediately after the repeal of the mandatory federal speed limit, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported last October that 'the traffic death rate dropped to a record low level in 1997.' Moreover, the average fatality rate even fell in the states that raised their speed limits. Higher speed limits have not caused one million more auto injuries. In fact, in 1997 there were 66,000 fewer road injuries than in 1995, the year before the speed limits were raised. The injury rate per 100 million vehicle miles traveled fell to its lowest level ever recorded in 1997. If the injury rate on the roads had been as high in 1997 as it had been in 1995, approximately 17,000 more Americans would have been injured on the roads. All of the evidence thus far indicates that Americans have not responded to higher speed limits by converting the highways into stretches of the Indianapolis 500. Any loss of life has been very minimal—and at most a tiny fraction of what had been predicted by the safety lobby. Meanwhile, Americans have saved some 200 million manhours in terms of less time spent on the road. The net economic benefit of raising the speed limit has been between $2 and $3 billion a year. It turns out that the 6,400-deaths estimate had never been based on sound science. 'That figure was a myth from the start,' says James Baxter of the National Motorists Association. 'Advocates of 55 simply ignored all contrary evidence on speed limits and safety.'"
—Stephen Moore, Cato Institute, Speed Doesn’t Kill: The Repeal of the 55-MPH Speed Limit, May 31, 1999

"Will there ever be a rural American interstate with no speed limit? The answer is abolutely yes. Or it could be absolutely no, depending on what direction we choose to take as a nation. When it comes down to the options before us. Only three possibilities remain: The first is to do nothing, maintaining a status quo that all but guarantees that 40,000 people will die this year and every year afterwards. The second is to make a true commitment to the Slow-is-Always-Safer credo by allowing safety experts and Washington bureaucrats to determine what constitutes a slow enough, 'safe' speed, and then enforcing this limit by retrofitting every vehicle on the road with mandatory speed governors. The third, and final, option is to work to minimize the accident risk of higher-speed driving and to integrate this Fast-and-Safe philosophy into our highway safety network."
—Mark Rask, AMERICAN AUTOBAHN

American Autobahn - As seen on History Channel TV at a LEGAL 212mph on a public highway. Discussion of the Montana Autobahn in USA. Interview with Mark Rask, author of American Autobahn. Legal commentary on voluntary driver license contracts. Soundtrack includes Kraftwork's "Autobahn", DJ Visage's "Formula" (The Michael Schumacher Techno Song) and Bottle Rockets' "R.A.D.A.R. Gun". Watch monthly reruns of Modern Marvels: The Autobahn on History Channel


"A 22-year-old Maryville man has been charged with aggravated assault after he allegedly struck a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper with his motorcycle, then fled the scene on the Dragon. Trooper Brent Cagle was investigating a fatal motorcycle accident between Mile Markers 5 and 6 on the Dragon Tuesday when he was injured by another motorcyclist. Cagle said he was still at the scene of a 1:27 p.m. crash that killed a Florida law enforcement officer when he heard the whine of a motorcycle engine coming down the mountain rapidly. He said he stopped what he was doing and watched for the fast-moving vehicle to reach the accident scene. According to Cagle's report, the motorcycle rounded the curve traveling well over the posted speed limit of 30 miles per hour. Cagle said he stepped out into the center of the roadway and held out his hands signaling the motorcycle to stop. The motorcycle came to a halt in the lane where he had been traveling and Cagle said he told the driver to pull over to the shoulder on the opposite side of the twisting two-lane road. 'There was no shoulder on the right side,' Cagle said. 'That's where the other motorcycle had gone off.' The trooper said the man, operating the Kawasaki Ninja ZX6R, moved a few feet forward and to the left, stopping in the on-coming traffic lane. Cagle said he again told the man to pull off on the shoulder but the man raised the face mask on his helmet and asked, 'Am I in trouble?' Cagle said he instructed the man for the third time to move to the shoulder 'Now!' Cagle said he was concerned that a vehicle traveling up the mountain would round the curve and be unable to stop before striking both the stopped motorcycle and the trooper standing on the pavement. Instead of obeying the order to move to the shoulder, Cagle said the motorcyclist turned his wheel to the right, as though he was starting a U-turn to head back up the mountain and across the state line in to North Carolina. The trooper ran toward the motorcycle and, instead of completing the turn, he said the driver straightened his handle bars and drove at the trooper who was then six or seven feet away from the motorcycle. Cagle tried to sidestep and grab the man on the motorcycle, but the impact near the center of his body knocked him backward and off the ground. He hit the pavement on his left shoulder and the left side of his face as the motorcycle sped away. Cagle said he was unable to pursue the fleeing man due to the traffic fatality investigation he needed to complete. It appeared the motorcyclist had gotten away. On Wednesday, Cagle said he is glad that most law enforcement vehicle's including those used by the Tennessee Highway Patrol are now equipped with video cameras. He said cameras provide documentation and clues that often lead to an arrest. On Thursday, Cagle traced the temporary tag on the motorcycle that left the scene by using the dates on the tag and the type of motorcycle displaying the tag. Cagle checked the Tennessee driver's license photo on file for the person to whom the temporary tag was issued and confirmed the identity of the motorcyclist. Cagle said he planned to try to locate Daniel Thomas Elson Jr., 21, of Morganton Road, Maryville, on Friday. However, as he left the Maryville THP office Thursday afternoon, he recognized the motorcycle and its operator coming down Home Avenue. He made a traffic stop and took Elson into custody. Elson was booked at the Blount County Jail on a charge of aggravated assault at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Cagle also issued citations charging him with reckless driving and misdemeanor fleeing to avoid arrest. Elson is free on a $1,000 bond pending a 1:30 p.m. Aug. 24 appearance in Blount County General Sessions Court."
—Anna C. Irwin, Maryville Daily Times, "Man charged after trooper struck," August 19, 2006

"A Rockford police officer has been charged with a vehicular homicide in the death of a Knoxville man killed in a motorcycle crash on March 10, 2001. The charge against Sgt. James Ray 'J.R.' Johnson, 33, of Maryville, came in an indictment returned Aug. 28 by a Blount County Grand Jury sitting in special session. Laton was employed as a Corrections Officer at the Knox County Regional Juvenile Detention Center in Knoxville. Laton was divorced, but he had full custody of his three minor children. Soon after being notified of the indictment and the warrant for his arrest, Johnson surrendered to authorities at the Blount County Justice Center. Escorted by fellow Rockford police officer Bill Allen, Johnson entered the Justice Center through the sally port where people in custody are turned over to corrections officers. The accident report made at the scene by Tennessee Highway Patrol Officer Ronald McDonald, stated that Laton lost control of his 1997 Honda CR900 as he tried to pass Johnson's cruiser, hit the guardrail and skidded into Johnson's patrol car. McDonald said that two witnesses came forward two days after the accident and said Johnson swerved his cruiser into tile path of the motorcycle, sending it careening into tile guardrail. The witnesses are reportedly Tennessee state highway troopers. Since the accident, Johnson's friends claim he has been labeled as a 'motorcyclist hater,' although Johnson owns a motorcycle and has ridden for over a decade. In addition to the criminal charges, he is named as a defendant in a $3 million lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court by Laton's ex-wife on behalf of her three minor children, ages 7, 8 and 9. Named in the same lawsuit are Rockford Police Chief Robert Simerly, City of Rockford, Blount County Sheriff James L. Berrong and Blount County. Johnson was released after posting a $25,000 surety bond. He awaits a 9 a.m., Sept. 10 appearance in Blount County Circuit Court."
—Teresa Helton-Garrett, Knoxville Journal, "Rockford police officer charged with vehicular homicide," September 6, 2001 [Note: the Rockford Police Department was terminated as a result of this homicide]

Speedy U.S. Constitution versus Police State Death Squads - Supreme Court weighs police action in 100 mph chase. Reality-TV invaded the Supreme Court Monday, where a majority of justices seemed to support the actions of a deputy sheriff involved in a high-speed car chase and crash, caught on tape, that permanently injured a fleeing suspect. At issue is whether Deputy Timothy Scott used "unreasonable" deadly force when he purposely drove his police cruiser into the back of Victor Harris' car in an effort to stop the vehicle. Harris become a quadriplegic as a result of the accident. Scott's dashboard camera videotaped the six-minute chase. Harris, 19 at the time and driving on a suspended license, was never charged with a felony in the case, and his attorney claimed traffic citations were delivered to the young man while he was still in the hospital. 'He created the scariest chase I ever saw since The French Connection,' said Justice Antonin Scalia, likening it to the 1971 movie noted for its wild pursuit sequence. 'The question was whether he was creating a substantial risk' to other drivers, added Justice David Souter. 'How could a jury find otherwise?' But while the justices might back Scott's actions, the high court may be forced to conclude a jury could see things differently. A legal sticking point is whether the law was sufficiently clear at the time of the 2001 incident, so that Scott should have known his actions were in obvious violation of the Constitution's Fourth Amendment, when he rammed the vehicle. The police video shows Harris speeding more than 100 miles an hour, leading officers across two counties. At times he crosses the double yellow line on the road to pass about 36 cars. At one point, Harris pulls into a shopping center parking lot, with Scott and two deputies trying to block him. Harris then hits Scott's vehicle while fleeing. The officer radios his supervisor requesting permission to use potentially deadly force to stop Harris. 'Let me have him, my car's already tore up,' he says on the tape. "Go ahead and take him out," orders the supervisor. But Scott later stated Harris was going too fast and he was worried about other drivers on the road, so the officer rammed the escaping Buick directly with his push bumper, causing it to go airborne down an embankment and crash. 'If Scott had stopped the pursuit at that point (in the parking lot), maybe he would have slowed down,' suggested Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Studies introduced by Harris' lawyers have shown a majority of speeding drivers would do just that. 'If the police weren't after him, there is no indication that he would have been (continuing) speeding.' But Souter wondered whether ramming a car at 90 miles an hour was justified. 'How could such a belief be reasonable?' Harris had testified he was scared when officers first turned on their sirens, and did not want his car impounded." February 26, 2007

"If anyone reproaches me and asks why I did not resort to the regular courts of justice, then all I can say is this: In this hour I was responsible for the fate of the German people, and thereby I became the supreme judge of the German people. It was no secret that this time the revolution would have to be bloody; when we spoke of it we called it 'The Night of the Long Knives.' Everyone must know for all future time that if he raises his hand to strike the State, then certain death is his lot."
-Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler Shicklegruber Rothschild after arresting and murdering almost his entire Nazi Brownshirt police force, "Operation Falcon and the Looming Police State" (Federal and Local Cops Organized Nationally in USA)

POLICE PURSUIT IN PURSUIT OF POLICY - Traffic copsters summarily execute over 500 Amerikan slaves every year, including 1/3rd innocent bystanders and 100s of dead copsters, without trial, during civil service of process for frivolous civil lawsuits for alleged breach of civil "driver license" contract

POLICE PURSUIT IN PURSUIT OF POLICY - Mirror

The Truth About Speed Cameras - British govt proves LASER guns to be a fraud. BBC South West current affairs programme 'Inside Out', January 2007: "Thousands of motorists have been prosecuted in error. Former policeman Bill Cox was convicted, but appealed, and won. So could the camera have lied? How does it get a speed reading when the vehicle isn't moving? Wow, you get a 58mph reading from a wall, that isn't moving!" British biker kicks cops ass in traffic court. "Wow... I never knew that. Bloody speed cameras are a big fat stealth tax. Everybody knows it. If there was one outside evry school etc, then fine. But on dual carriageways?? Who the fuck am I going to run over on a fast road like that?? Its all bollox." Part 2 BBC video -- BBC LASER Speed Scam webpage

Pushing the Speed Limit - BBC South West current affairs programme 'Inside Out', January 24, 2005: "Since the government introduced speed cameras back in 1991, motorists have been up in arms about the implications for their daily journeys. But now drivers are fighting back - and not always within the law. This is the Driver's Survival Handbook - a comprehensive guide on everything you need to know to evade transport law. The author, Martin Thwaite, is an ex-traffic officer with 20 years experience, so when it comes to loopholes, he's got the scoop. But he's keeping a low profile, because his book tells drivers how to evade traffic police, avoid points on your licence and even how to wriggle out of a fine if you get caught. Since the Road Traffic Act was passed in 1991, more than 5,000 cameras have been implemented along the side of our roads, some more visible than others."

Car Cloning - BBC South West current affairs programme 'Inside Out', January 24, 2005: "Have you ever been sent a parking fine from somewhere you've never been to? Or how about a speeding ticket even though your car was off the road? If so you may have become the latest victim of car cloning. Inside Out's Ashley Blake investigates this escalating crime which is proving extremely difficult to police. To buy legal registration plates for your car you need your log book, driver's licence and proof of address. Yet plates sold for show use can now be bought on the internet or over the phone and no documentation is required. With no proof needed, any registration number can be ordered meaning any car can be cloned. The car can then be used by criminals who rack up parking fines, speeding tickets and more importantly, use them to commit crimes. John Cahill became a victim of car cloning, but it wasn't a parking fine that landed on his doorstep, it was an armed police squad. John's car had supposedly been used as a getaway vehicle in an armed robbery, making John the prime suspect. With the house surrounded by armed officers, John was eventually escorted to the police station. John was released after five hours when police confirmed his alibi." In Knoxville Tennessee, bank robbers purchase REAL vehicle license tags from co-conspirators employed at car dealerships, taken from trash cans, after removal from cars traded in.

"Option: The MAINTAIN TOP SAFE SPEED (EM-4) sign (see Figure 2I-1) may be used on highways where conditions are such that it is prudent to evacuate or traverse an area as quickly as possible. Where an existing Speed Limit (R2-1) sign is in a suitable location, the MAINTAIN TOP SAFE SPEED sign may conveniently be mounted directly over the face of the speed limit sign that it supersedes. Support: Since any speed zoning would be impractical under such emergency conditions, no minimum speed limit can be prescribed by the MAINTAIN TOP SAFE SPEED sign in numerical terms. Where traffic is supervised by a traffic control point, official instructions will usually be given verbally, and the sign will serve as an occasional reminder of the urgent need for maintaining the proper reasonably safe speed. Guidance: The sign should be installed as needed, in the same manner as other standard speed signs. Standard: If used in rural areas, the MAINTAIN TOP SAFE SPEED sign shall be mounted on the right side of the road with its lower edge not less than 1.5 m (5 ft) above the pavement, 1.8 to 3 m (6 to 10 ft) from the roadway edge. If used in urban areas, the height shall be not less than 2.1 m (7 ft), and the nearest edge of the sign shall be not less than 0.3 m (1 ft) back from the face of the curb."
-US Dept of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, Chapter 2I. Emergency Management Signing, Section 2I.06 MAINTAIN TOP SAFE SPEED Sign (EM-4), 2003 Edition

"A list of speed limits on roads in the U.S. may be found at American Trucking Association and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety . These include limits on different types of road as well as split speed limits (different limits for trucks than cars -- currently 10 states have split speed limits). See also massachusetts institute of technology. Currently the highest absolute posted speed is 160 km/h (about 99 mph) on two highways in the United Arab Emirates, for a trial period in mid-2005. Currently the highest permanent absolute posted speed is 130 km/h (about 81 mph) in Austria, France, and Italy. The highest posted speed allowed in the U.S. (as of September 1, 2005) is 80 mph (about 129 km/h) on parts of I-10 and I-20 in sparsely-populated counties of TX per House Bill 2257 of the 79th Regular Session of the TX legislature, passed June 17, 2005. Kansas also formerly posted 80 mph - see route56.com). In addition, Germany has no set upper limit on its freeways (Autobahnen) but recommends 130 km/h; similarly, Montana in the U.S. had a
"Reasonable and Prudent" limit on its freeways in the late 1990s. (The U.S. also has a "Maintain Top Safe Speed" sign to be used in dire national emergencies - see CD-4 on trafficsign.us ) Italy is purported to be considering adopting 150 km/h (about 93 mph) for some of its freeways (autostrade)."
-RoadFan.com, FAQ 10.6 - Speed limits, Jul 18, 2006

How to Beat a Speed Ticket - Kicking robocop ass in San Diego, where millions of criminal aliens invade USA with immunity from arrest and deportation. Note that TeeVee "news" censors the one defense that's 100% effective in court, which is simply throwing the ticket in the trash and ignoring it. Note that TicketAssassin.com censors this winning tactic, which is probably why it was featured by the Media Mafia

Fighting a speeding ticket on faulty speed-limit signs - Today's lesson will teach you whether the speed limit you were caught in was legal or not. US law is based on British Common Law

Pastor Rick Strawcutter preaches How Any Idiot Can Beat A RADAR Speeding Ticket - Best video for courtroom procedure, plus 2nd DVD and legal citations for "essential elements" of RADAR cases, as established by People vs Law Professor Zolton Ferency JD, 133 Mich App 526, 533-535 (Michigan Court of Appeals 1984); 351 NW2d 225 - Pastor Strawcutter: 888-820-2126. Note that Strawcutter's legal argument using Uniform Commerical Code 1-207 (Tennessee Code 47-1-207)and contract law requiring zero duress trumps the RADAR requirements in the Ferency case. Following World War II, Dr Ferency was a public defender and candidate for governor, and chairman of the Michigan Democratic Party from 1963-68. He was fired after telling President Johnson to end the Vietnam War. Michigan State Police - Speed Measurement Devices: "All radar and lidar devices used in Michigan must comply with the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) standard to be certified and appear on the IACP Consumer Products List (CPL). All devices received from the manufacturer must be accompanied by a "Certificate of Compliance for use in the State of Michigan" or the device cannot be used for speed enforcement activities. The Michigan Court of Appeals in People vs. Ferency 133 MICH. APP 526 - 1984 (351 NW2nd 225) ruled that in order to avoid any violation of due process rights of a defendant in a speeding case involving "moving" radar, seven guidelines must be met in order to allow into evidence speed readings from a radar speed measurement device:

  1. The officer operating the device has adequate training and experience in its operation.
  2. The radar device was in proper working condition and properly installed in the patrol vehicle at the time of the issuance of the citation.
  3. The radar device was used in an area where road conditions are such that there is a minimum possibility of distortion (spurious readings).
  4. The input speed of the patrol vehicle was verified. This also means that the speedometer of the patrol vehicle was independently calibrated.
  5. The speedmeter (radar) is retested at the end of the shift in the same manner that it was tested prior to the shift and that the speedmeter (radar) be serviced by the manufacturer or other professional as recommended.
  6. The radar operator is able to establish that the target vehicle was within the operational area of the beam at the time the reading was displayed.
  7. The particular unit has been certified for use by an agency with some demonstrable expertise in the area.
Although the Michigan Court of Appeals ruling in PEOPLE vs. FERENCY deals with the adjudication of a case involving traffic radar, the Michigan Speed Measurement Task Force is of the opinion that the ruling can be applied to cases involving laser speed measurement devices. The interim guidelines for adjudicating speeding cases involving laser speed measurement devices that have been developed by the Michigan Speed Measurement Task Force reflect this opinion:
  1. The officer operating the laser speed measurement device must have adequate training and experience.
  2. The particular laser device must have been certified for use in Michigan by the Michigan Speed Measurement Task Force.
  3. The laser device must be verified in the same manner at the beginning and end of the shift to ensure that it is in proper working condition, and the device must be serviced by the manufacturer or other professional as recommended.
  4. The officer using the laser device must be able to testify that a down-the-road speed reading was obtained at a distance that was within the operational range of the device.
  5. The target vehicle must be properly identified.
  6. The laser device must be in proper working condition at the time the speed measurement reading is obtained. Additionally, across-the-road laser devices must be properly positioned and aligned.
Michigan New Magistrate Traffic Adjudication Manual: People vs Ferency is still the controlling caselaw in 2007. Like Michigan, Tennessee pretends that traffic citation cases use TN Rules of Criminal Procedure, not TN Rules of Civil Procedure (except for "municipal city courts" which always use Rules of Civil Procedure on appeal, since the "judges" are not members of the judicial branch as required by TN Constitution). See MICHIGAN UNIFORM SYSTEM OF CITATION (of case law) for writing legal answers to complaint - Online Case Citation computer. See History Paper on Litigation on and Pertinent to Speed Limits in Michigan (Unauthorized Practice of Law perpetrated by police, Constitutional Right to Travel, Ferency, etc). See CITY OF ADRIAN vs RICKERD DAVID STRAWCUTTER; PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN vs RICKERD DAVID STRAWCUTTER, STATE OF MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEAL, October 21, 2003 (Strawcutter won in the circuit court, but could not afford to appeal to Michigan Supreme Court, or did not appeal on issues of contract law versus duress and other constitutional issues). See The Right of Self-incrimination in a Civil Case in Michigan: "The most important privilege is the privilege against self-incrimination. The privilege does not apply to civil infractions, because the infractions are not crimes. People v. Ferency, 133 MichApp 526, 351 NW2d 225 (1984)."

Pastor Rick Strawcutter preaches How Any Idiot Can Beat A RADAR Speeding Ticket - Mirror download

Warning to copsters heading to Deals Gap Dragon - Caught on disk: Blount County Sheriff deputy Josh Antros' time-stamped in-car video with GPS speed recording proves at least 5 criminal misdemeanors within 60 seconds - (1) driving at night with lights off; (2) running a stop sign; (3) speeding 61mph in a 30mph residential/school zone; (4) reckless driving at 31mph above the posted speed limit; (5) crossing a double yellow line around a blind curve signposted as "dangerous curve". Video does not show defendant's alleged "crime" (alleged breach of voluntary civil driver license contract). CASE DISMISSED with COURT COSTS PAID BY THE STATE. Blount County general sessions court held a CRIMINAL Preliminary Examination (probable cause hearing) instead of a CIVIL Bench Trial, then bound the case over to the Grand Jury. Defendant had demanded a Jury Trial. Constitutional Equal Protection doctrine requires citzens to get all the same rights as govt employees, without fear of prosecution, including the right to speed. Since BCSD and Blount County district attorney general refused to prosecute Antros for his 5 confessed crimes, this means the DA cannot prosecute ANYBODY in Blount County for those same "crimes" - including the Dragon. Requires DICV Video Player download to view all in-car videos from Blount County Sheriff Dept patrol cars: unzip file and double-click on dicvviewer.exe then open AVD video "Backup File".

How to Kill Robocops - Australian Robocops rob Knoxville Tennessee, replacing KPD and traffic court. Knoxville City Court "judge" John Rosson admits that Mexican illegal alien driver licenses are not "recognized" by police, but that British, Canadian and Australian driver licenses are "allowed" for tourists riding the Dragon, even though they drive on the wrong side of the road.... By Pirate News TV. Music by Khaos Theory

Officer Jack McLamb on the U.S. Constitution - Host of the Officer Jack McLamb Radio Show and editor of Police & Military Against The New World Order newsletter, at TheAmericanVoice.com and its podcast archives

Tortured by Copsters in USA - Full-length hidden audiotape of Lester Eugene Siler tortured by Cambell County Sheriff deputies in his home in East Tennessee. Deliverance on steroids as Cambell County Sheriff Dept gets fucked up the ass. What's so funny is how the average sheeple caves in at the tiniest hint of pressure, and signs a driver license slave contract, vehicle registration slave contract, traffic citations slave contract, Social Security slave contract, 1040 slave contract, etc, all of which waiver all Constitutional rights in exchange for "voluntary" civil slave contract

"I saw two officers as before, who rode up to me, with their pistols in their hands, said God damn you stop, if go an Inch further, you are a dead Man, and swore if we did not turn in to that pasture, they would blow our brains out. Major Mitchel of the 5th Regt clapd his Pistol to my head, and said he was going to ask me some questions, if I did not tell the truth, he would blow my brains out. I told him I esteemed myself a man of truth, that he had stopped me on the highway, & made me a prisoner, I knew not by what right; I would tell him the truth; I was not afraid."
—Colonel Paul Revere, owner of RevereWare¨, sworn affidavit: "Memorandum on Events of April 18, 1775" (declassified Top Secret), while under arrest (and subsequent escape) from Redcoat martial-law traffic police at Minute Man National Historic Park, Paul Revere Capture Site, kicking off the American Revolutionary War (British-American Civil War), at the Battle of Lexington and Concord with justifiable homicide in self defense by shooting and killing over 200 traffic copster slaves of King George III, hereditary dictator of England who attempted "gun control" by an Assault Weapons Ban of defensive 50-caliber muskets and cannon, Paul Revere's Ride, by David Hackett Fischer

Voluntary Driver License contracts - Vehicle registration is a voluntary donation of your vehicle to the state. Patriot lecture by rocket scientist John Quade, aka John William Saunders, aka Cholla, leader of the motorcycle gang "The Black Widows" in Mayor Clint Eastwood's hit film Every Which Way But Loose. John Quade is apparently not "John Quaid" (sic), the dead father of Hollywood superstars Dennis Quaid and Randy Quaid, tho that would explain why Randy don't look nuttin like Dennis. "In 1937, Tennessee became the 32nd state to enact a driver license law. During the first year, 521,571 licenses were issued, while today the number of licensed drivers in Tennessee is 4.1 million." - Tennessee Dept of Safety, Administration

"In 1937, Tennessee became the 32nd state to enact a driver license law. During the first year, 521,571 licenses were issued, while today the number of licensed drivers in Tennessee is 4.1 million."
-Tennessee Dept of Safety, Administration

Death of a Speed Camera - Dutch robocop learns who's boss. Featuring the hit songs "I'm On Fire" and "Burn Motherfucker Burn"


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NEWS FLASH: DISCOVERY TV STAR BILLY LANE OF CHOPPERS INC ARRESTED FOR DUI MURDER OF DRUNK SCOOTER COP - Billy Lane was drinking prior to the crash at Coconuts on the Beach and traveled to Cheaters where he was drinking additional alcoholic beverages. Mr. Lane left these night clubs and drove to his place of business, Choppers Inc. in Melbourne, FL on his chopper with a passenger, Erin Levens Derrick. Billy Lane changed vehicles and proceeded to travel to his residence with Ms. Derrick The FHP affidavit continues on to say that Defendant, Billy Lane chose to pass in a no passing zone and on a double yellow line. He continued to pass at a high rate of speed. Witnesses stated the the defendant was traveling in excess of 60 MPH while overtaking them. The witnesses stated they could not believe the Defendant was passing on a double yellow no passing zone. All the witnesses stated that the motor scooter’s headlight was on and in operation and that it was in clear view of the oncoming traffic. Billy Lane continued to overtake the witnesses regardless of the motor scooter traveling northbound on State Road A1A. The Yamaha motor scooter that was driven by (park ranger) Gerry Morelock was on the right side of the northbound lane two feet five inches from the painted white line. Billy veered east in an attempt to avoid a head-on crash with the motor scooter. Defendant, Billy Lane, struck Gerald Morelock head-on with the right front of the Dodge Pickup. Gerry’s motor scooter was forced west upon impact and he was killed instantly by the impact of the Dodge Pickup. The Dodge truck that was being operated by Billy Lane drove onto private property and started to overturn, striking three palm trees knocking them over. The truck continued to overturn traveling two hundred and four feet striking a power pole with its undercarriage knocking it over and came to rest on top of the power pole on the northbound side of State Road A1A. On Friday, September 22, 2006 the results of the BAC were returned from the crime lab to the investigating Officer. The result was 0.192% which is more than twice the legal limit of impairment for Billy Lane. The results revealed Billy Lane to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage at the time of his traffic crash. The defendant caused this traffic crash by driving the 2006 Dodge pickup in a willful and wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property and is guilty of reckless driving ( 316.192 ) The defendant chose to pass on a double yellow center line and was guilty of improper passing ( 316.0875.2 ). The defendant, Billy Lane, caused the death of a human being by the reckless operation of his vehicle, vehicular homicide ( 782.071.a ). The defendant was driving the 2006 Dodge Pickup while intoxicated to the Blood Alcohol Level of 0.192 percent and caused the death of a human being, Gerald Vernon Morelock, which is D.U.I. Manslaughter ( 316.193.3. (c)3 ). William D. Lane had a revoked driver license in the State of North Carolina for refusing to submit to a breath test on June 25, 2006. The State of North Carolina suspended the defendant’s Florida driver license for refusal to submit to a chemical test. The suspension is through July 13, 2007. The defendant is aware of this suspension due to North Carolina taking his Florida driver license at the time of his arrest in that sate. North Carolina enforces the death penalty or life in prison for DUI first-degree murder. But Lane was found Not Guilty of DUI in NC, thanks to his refusal to confess and refusal to testify against himself by volunteering for an "alcohol test" and "sobriety test".

REALITY CHECK - So Billy Lane is a copkiller... Here’s some relevant points that no lawyer (except DUI specialists), cop, MADD nutter (aka cops) nor Media Mobster will ever admit. (1) BAC/BAT scores are never valid for crash victims, due to internal injuries mixing intestinal alcohol with blood alcohol, and a rising score as alcohol is digested after the crash. So the test score at the time of the crash might be 20% of the test score, even without internal injury. Dead victims can only get an accurate test when blood is drawn directly from the heart, which is never done. (2) “Alcohol” machines never test for alcohol, and are never guaranteed by the manufacturers to test for alcohol. (3) Driver licenses are voluntary civil contracts extorted at gunpoint by police state death squads, thus are invalid, thus no court has jurisdiction for traffic citations, including “driving on a revoked or suspended licensed”. Driver licenses can only be required for commercial drivers “for hire”, such as truck drivers and taxi drivers. Every person has a Constitutionally guaranteed God-given Natural right to travel by any mode of transportation, including driving cars or riding deadly horses. Scooter riders don’t need driver licenses in 50 states. FAA does not require pilot licenses for ultralight pilots in 2007. (4) Insane DUI laws result in crash victims prosecuted for first degree murder, which carries the death penalty or life in prison in NC. (5) The so-called “legal limit” for so-called “blood alcohol” is 0.00% (ZERO POINT ZERO ZERO PERCENT). This is true in all 50 states, as published in govt driver license handbooks. THERE IS NO PASSING SCORE FOR BLOOD ALCOHOL. 2 airline pilots in Florida were sentenced to 5 years in prison for the "DUI crime" of drinking coffee in the airport. Likewise so-called “field sobriety tests” also have no passing score, and stone cold sober cops can never pass such a test in a court room in front of a jury. You can drink 24 beers in 24 hours and have a 0.00% BAC/BAT for all 24 hours, according to all driver license test books. (6) So-called alcohol “rehab detox” loony bins actually increase the rate of alcoholism, addiction, overdose, suicide and murder, due to rampant medical malpractice, and are mere police state death camps used to loot insurance funds. (7) Medical doctors are the leading cause of death in USA, murdering over 2.5-million US citizens every year, with immunity from arrest. How many crash victims survived the crash, to be murdered in death camps, with the deaths statistics then blamed on “drunk drivers”? (8) Illegal alien felons murdered over 20,000 US citizens in USA since 9/11/2001, often DUI homicide by illegal alien, yet police sell them fake ID “driver licenses”, and refuse to arrest and deport them during traffic stops. (9) Every prisoner in jail costs taxpayers $50,000 a year, destroys the “offenders” family and business, destroys the business economy, and prevents the “offender” from paying restitution to the victim. So keep these thoughts in mind when demanding that police state death squads take all your Constitutional rights at gunpoint.

NEWS FLASH: ILLEGAL ALIENS MURDERED 40,000 US CITIZENS IN USA INCLUDING DUI MURDERS BUT TN & NC GOVT STILL SELL THEM FAKE DRIVER LICENSES - While the military "quagmire" in Iraq was said to tip the scales of power in the U.S. midterm elections, most Americans have no idea more of their fellow citizens – men, women and children – were murdered this year by illegal aliens than the combined death toll of U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan since those military campaigns began. Twelve Americans are murdered every day by illegal aliens, according to statistics released by Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa. If those numbers are correct, it translates to 4,380 Americans murdered annually by illegal aliens. That's 21,900 since Sept. 11, 2001. While King reports 12 Americans are murdered daily by illegal aliens, he says 13 are killed by drunk illegal alien drivers – for another annual death toll of 4,745. That's 23,725 since Sept. 11, 2001. King also reports eight American children are victims of sexual abuse by illegal aliens every day – a total of 2,920 annually. Based on a one-year in-depth study, Deborah Schurman-Kauflin of the Violent Crimes Institute of Atlanta estimates there are about 240,000 illegal immigrant sex offenders in the United States who have had an average of four victims each. As the number of illegal aliens in the U.S. increases, so does the number of American victims. 267,000 illegal aliens were incarcerated in all U.S. jails and prisons. The 55,322 illegal aliens studied represented a total of 459,614 arrests – some eight arrests per illegal alien; Their arrests represented a total of about 700,000 criminal offenses – some 13 offenses per illegal alien; 36 percent had been arrested at least five times before.

NEWS FLASH: SUPERCROSS BIKER GANG ON TRIAL FOR ASSASSINATIONS OF RACER MICKEY THOMPSON AND WIFE - Guilty verdict in Thompson murder case. A Pasadena jury convicted Michael Goodwin of murdering his former racing-promoter partner and Thompson's wife, Trudy, in 1988, thus writing the climactic chapter in one of Los Angeles County's most enduring murder mysteries. Collene Campbell, a former mayor of San Juan Capistrano, fought tirelessly on behalf of her brother, who was killed a few years after her son — whose body was thrown from an airplane in an unrelated case. In the Thompson case, after almost two decades of police investigation and 10 shows about the crime on national television, jurors said no one believed that Goodwin — inventor of Supercross, motorcycle races staged in NFL stadiums — was innocent. They said they never considered that they would not reach a unanimous verdict, and the fact that Goodwin did not testify did not matter. Goodwin, who has been in custody five years, is to be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. His lawyer, deputy Public Defender Elena Saris, said she planned to appeal and would ask for a new trial. The Thompsons were gunned down in the driveway of their home in the eastern Los Angeles County community of Bradbury on March 16, 1988, by two hooded gunmen who escaped on bicycles. The killers were never identified or charged, and there was no crime scene evidence connecting Goodwin to the slayings. But prosecutor Alan Jackson argued that the state of Thompson's home, with thousands of dollars and expensive jewelry untouched, showed the motive to be vengeance and that Goodwin, left bankrupt by a dispute with Thompson, was the only person with a hatred strong enough to plan the carnage. Thompson, the first American to reach 400 mph in a piston-driven vehicle, was one of off-road racing's earliest promoters. He and Goodwin joined briefly to promote motor sports in Southern California but had a falling out; Thompson won a $514,000 judgment against Goodwin that was pending at the time the couple were killed. It has not been paid. Goodwin declared personal and business bankruptcies as a result of the judgment. Prosecutors said Thompson was shot repeatedly but was kept alive and forced to watch the murder of his wife before he too was shot in the head. As the murder inquiry continued through several sets of investigators, a federal court in another case convicted Goodwin of bank fraud in 1995, but he was released from prison two years later. Eventually, 15 people testified that they had heard Goodwin threaten Thompson's life or those of Thompson's associates. Five years ago, prosecutors in Orange County — where much of the Thompson-Goodwin business rivalry played out — charged Goodwin with murder. But the Campbells were devastated when an appeals court threw out those charges three years ago, ruling that there was no evidence Goodwin had planned the crime there. Along with the necklace, Collene Campbell wore a golden brooch depicting an angel holding a racing flag, and bracelets in remembrance of her son Scott. In 1982, he died in what police said was a drug-related killing.

NEWS FLASH: POLICE STATE DEATH SQUAD SUMMARILY EXECUTES US MARINE CORP BIKER AT TOYS FOR TOTS RALLY - He survived Iraq, only to suffer Death By Government in the "Land of the Free": Sgt. Derek J. Hale, USMC, ret. ~ RIP. Unknown to Derek, he had been under police surveillance as part of a ginned-up investigation into the Pagan Motorcycle Club, which he had joined several months before; the Pagans sponsored the "Toys for Tots Run" that had brought Derek to Delaware. As with any biker club, the Pagans probably included some disreputable people in their ranks. Derek was emphatically not one of them. In addition to his honorable military service (albeit in a consummately dishonorable war), Derek's personal background was antiseptically clean. He had a concealed carry permit in Virginia, which would not have been issued to him if he'd been convicted of a felony, a narcotics or domestic violence charge, or had any record of substance abuse or mental illness. The police vehicles screeched to a halt in front of the house shortly after 4:00 p.m. They ordered Lopez and her children away from Derek ­ who, predictably, had risen to his feet by this time ­ and then ordered him to remove his hands from his the pockets of his sweatshirt. Less than a second later ­ according to several eyewitnesses at the scene ­ Derek was hit with a taser blast that knocked him sideways and sent him into convulsions. His right hand involuntarily shot out of its pocket, clenching spasmodically. The officers continued to order Derek to put up his hands; he was physically unable to comply. So they tased him again. This time he was driven to his side and vomited into a nearby flower bed. At this point, one of the heroes in blue (or, in this case, black) swaggered over to Mixon and snarled, "I'll f*****g show you overkill!" Having heroically shut up an unarmed civilian, the officer turned his attention back to Derek ­ who was being tased yet again. Having established that Derek ­ an innocent man who had survived two tours of duty in Iraq ­ was defenseless, one of Wilmington's Finest closed in for the kill. Lt. William Brown of the Wilmington Police Department, who was close enough to seize and handcuff the helpless victim, instead shot him in the chest at point-blank range, tearing apart his vitals with three .40-caliber rounds. He did this after Derek had said, repeatedly and explicitly, that he was trying to cooperate. He did this despite the fact that witnesses on the scene had confirmed that Derek was trying to cooperate. He did this in front of a traumatized mother and two horrified children. He wasn't given a chance to comply: He was hit with the first Taser strike less than a second after he was commanded to remove his hands from his pockets, and then two more in rapid succession. The killing took roughly three minutes. Less than two weeks earlier, Derek and Elaine had celebrated their first anniversary. "Delaware State Police spokesperson Sgt. Melissa Zebley conceded last week that no arrest warrant for Hale was ever issued," reported the News Journal on March 22. Derek J. Hale survived two tours of duty in Iraq, a country teeming with Pentagon-trained death squads, only to be murdered by their home-grown equivalent.

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