In a borrowed car owened by an herbalist, health food nut , was seen a seed,maybe two in the console. After the drug dog was brought. the extended search revealed "cards" that"indicated that Marijuana should be worshipped".
There was also my drum covered with bumper stickers, a hoodie with a "Rainbow Family Medicine-Good God" patch sewn on the hood, my medicine box containing the spiritual tools of my trade (crystal bodywork tools)- AND my membership card for the church of Cognizense.
The County deputy Sherriff called the drug dog. Deputy Dunham told Deputy Thorn that the dog 'indicated that there might be drugs in the vehicle". "The seeds appeared to be from a Marijuans plant" they said, and promtly arrested me. My friends car was impounded over my Forth of July birthday, and my bail was set at $5,000.00 .
Because of bouts with Ataxia under physical challenge I was physically unable to perform the field sobriaty tests. I was also charged with DUI (drugs) I just turned 58 and my grey hair belied my wisdom, but the officer guessed me as 56 years old on the police report. He also failed to notice that my beard was down to my belly button But checked off "no facial hair".
How can such observant Deputies notice such obvious oversights and then claim that my acts are detrimental to the health and safety of the public? [frown
Are my acts protected by existing Bills of Rights, Restoration acts, and congressional rulings that permit worship. Arent there armed forces that took the same oath that I did (to protect these self evident laws, at home and abroad" ? Was'nt I born on the 4th of July to be a lover of freedom! AND these two officers and a dog can take all my money, steal my car, break my tools, disregard my professed religeon, and lock me up on the eve of my birthday? Apparently they can... I was profiled as an insurgent who was out to "get them" with my prudent driving , not my "impaired driving"
YOu be the Judge , please reply with your affidavits in my support in this upcomming trial>. These and other EAGLE questions beg for an answer, to see the dark shadow of doubt, that has all of us burdened as deep for "nothing".
firstname.lastname@example.org See related threads in the constitutional issues forum. the casses are biulding and demending a decision, that the local/lower courts under the color of law have no rights to decide!!
Our ID card is now exhibit A in my case, which has now gone to a retrial on Feb.15th 2006. I filed an eight page notice of my "mode of worship" at the beginning and all through my trial, and the Judge never read it. He said that as a pro se litigant<" there are proper proceedures to get things like that entered into evidence".
Thi ID card was the preferred way, but when they confiscate your wallet when they arrest you, and don't request a search, it is hard to get that done before they call out the d. dogs!!!!
I wore a shirt that stated that "all Movements are sacred", but the ACLU lamented that "Its too bad, that they Found the seeds before they saw the card." I want to have a sticker on my car that gives notice of; ,No searching the Sanctuary (or the courier). Or some such notice to all who pass by my car that this is possible.
Hopefully when I win my case, there will be a sanctioned method of identifying a member of our Church whose actions are truely protected by our laws, now in place. I sure don't want any of my friends to go through the six months and thousands of dollers worth of legal help that Dan and Mike have been put through as the burden of our worship.