Imagine as you get near to where some activity is occurring at this road stoppage you see the flashing red lights. Bad accident? In fact, you don't have to imagine, it has happened to you before. But you are conditioned to them. You resign yourself to the inevitable slow crawl to get past it.
Imagine when you get near the front of the line of cars, looking around at all the flashing lights and men with guns and vicious looking dogs running around shouting orders, cars being ordered to pull off onto the side of the road, passengers getting our, including children and being led to a secluded out of sight area. Perhaps you have already seen this and wondered what the police were doing, and where those people were going?
Now all that is necessary for you to be on your way in the next 20 minutes is to COMPLY! Your compulsory tax dollars at work.
So this week we are treated to the physical assault and torture on a student, who was on campus for the audacious behavior of asking questions of a U.S. Senator at a public forum by the local jack booted thugs. In front of a initial cheering audience, who sit meekly through the minutes while the student yells for help in a passive stance while being pummeled.
So back to the roadblocks, and compulsory DNA testing. Why would they want saliva and blood? We already have compulsory fingerprinting. We have this very program ongoing in the UK. (2) (3) Certainly is will be claimed that it is for legitimate law enforcement duties. That evidence on a scene can be traced through identifying DNA left behind. But that makes little sense, since few people do crimes. And even fewer crimes are committed in which there are no suspects, where DNA, if found, might lead to arrests if the matching DNA was in a database. It would be an uneconomical strategy.
Ordinarily I would be calling for amongst others, the head of the law enforcement official responsible for approving this operation. Ultimately this Sheriff's fate rests with his county's voters. But the Sheriff has been unusually apologetic, open and honest about how this whole process came about, extending mea culpas and promises of 'nothing like this will happen again.' And you know what? I believe him.
So you voters of Gilpin County might want to believe what I am about to say. I guarantee if you replace the current Sheriff, you will almost assuredly get someone who will unquestioningly toe the line with the next government program that comes along waving cash at the Gilpin County Sheriff's Dept. But maybe if the current Sheriff remains; a wiser, once bit, twice shy Sheriff will from here on be closely examining the consequences of every proposal that crosses his desk before signing off on them. Maybe.
But those responsible for dreaming this up, and implementing this "survey", the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, as well as the federal agencies, the NTSB and DOJ, who funded them should be held accountable. Though history shows us they never will. Heck, just exposing the names of the vermin responsible, and what their reasons and motives were would be a major step. This all came out of the Washington DC area. This all came out of your federal government.