TX Senator on Gun-Toting Vet's Arrest: "Stories like these are why I filed SB897"
By Martin Hill
May 2, 2013

Check out my latest comprehensive article on this important yet little known issue:
Israel Is Pouring in, to Control Texan's and America's Water 5/3/13
"Who knew that Israelis controlled a large amount of water distribution systems in America and are gunning for more? It turns out that Israeli companies have invested a lot of time and money into water desalination. Israel has a serious drought problem, and they've developed new technology to address the problem.

Politicians of both parties, from national lawmakers to local mayors, are endlessly mesermized by Israel and constantly parrot the canard that they are our special friend and closest ally. However, the bottom line is that given Israel's history of espionage and false flag terrorism, they are not a trustworthy long-term partner in any undertaking. Texas doesn't need a "Texas-Israel Day", (Though Texans will get it, starting next Wednesday.) Texans do not need water desalinated and controlled by foreign Israeli corporations. Here's a novel concept: Why can't American industry provide desalination services to Americans? George Washington said it best in his Farewell Address, when he warned to "steer clear of permanent alliance with any portion of the foreign world." In that same speech, Washington added "even our commercial policy should hold an equal and impartial hand; neither seeking nor granting exclusive favors or preferences."

A Texas State Senator who has introduced a bill protecting those who film police has commented that the recent case of C.J. Grisham is an example of precisely why he needed to file this bill. Senator Craig Estes issued a statement which read:

Press Release from the Office of State Senator Craig Estes, District 30

For Immediate Release
April 17, 2013
Contact: Liz White

Texas veteran releases video documenting his illegal arrest Freedom to Film Act by Estes confirms the legality of filming the police

Austin — Army Master Sergeant. C.J. Grisham, a decorated war veteran, was recently arrested in Temple, Texas while on a hike with his 15-year old son trying to help him earn a Boy Scout merit badge. Yesterday, Grisham released a video of the incident, which shows police mistreating Grisham and accusing him of "rudely displaying" a weapon. Sgt. Grisham was eventually charged with resisting arrest.
The video was taken by Grisham's son and clearly shows that Grisham did not resist arrest. Police later reduced the charges to "interfering with a peace officer while performing a duty", which is a Class B misdemeanor.
"Stories like these are why I have filed SB 897, which makes it clear that Texans have a right to film police in the performance of their duties," Estes said. "Fortunately in this case, Sgt. Grisham was able to document the incident and the proof is on his side."

As the use of smartphones has proliferated in recent years, there has been a disturbing trend of Texas citizens being harassed by law enforcement for filming, photographing, and recording law enforcement officers, even though doing so is perfectly legal.

SB 897 seeks to clarify that a citizen is not acting unlawfully by filming police officers during the course of their normal duties. Under the bill, if a citizen is charged with a crime for filming the police, such as interference with public duties, failure to obey the police, or assaulting an officer, and is subsequently acquitted, the citizen may recover the costs of defending the frivolous charges.
"My hope is that this bill will cause Texas law enforcement to think twice before arresting and charging a person who is doing nothing more than filming the police," Estes said. "The police are public servants, so they should not be doing anything that they would not want caught on film."
Watch the video here: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/345714/free-cj-grisham

Estes serves nearly 820,000 constituents across Senate District 30 which includes all of Archer, Clay, Cooke, Erath, Grayson, Jack, Montague, Palo Pinto, Parker, Wichita, Wise, and Young counties and parts of Collin and Denton counties.

On Twitter April 17th, Estes linked to the National Review article Texas Soldier Arrested for ‘Rudely Displaying’ Weapon. He supported the soldier and reiterated that police must be held accountable:

A TX soldier was arrested for rude display of a gun. We must hold govt accountable, including the police bit.ly/ZYyLC9 #txlege

— Craig Estes (@EstesForTexas) April 17, 2013

@nicphillips Thanks for the mention on SB 897! It's important that a person's right to film the police is protected.

— Craig Estes (@EstesForTexas) March 19, 2013

Estes, first elected in 2001, is also on the right side of many other issues as well. He is a vigilant defender of the 2nd Amendment, advocates lower taxes, less regulation, and opposes microchips tracking students in schools. In early 2013 he introduced a bill "prohibiting the use of radio frequency identification technology to transmit information regarding public school students." He also authored SB 1016, which promoted abolition of the "Texas-Israel Exchange Fund Board". Here are some more of his tweets:

SB 897 would increase govt transparency by protecting the perfectly legal activity of filming the police dallasne.ws/Wjxd8x #txlege

— Craig Estes (@EstesForTexas) March 12, 2013

I filed SB 897, the Freedom to Film Act, because I believe every Texan has a right to record on-duty police bit.ly/XDr1cv #txlege

— Craig Estes (@EstesForTexas) March 11, 2013

Schools should be focused on teaching our children, not tracking them using RFID chips bit.ly/WNikYb #txlege

— Craig Estes (@EstesForTexas) January 19, 2013

Martin Hill is a Catholic paleoconservative and civil rights advocate. His work has been featured in the Los Angeles Daily News, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Contra Costa Times, Pasadena Star News, Silicon Valley Mercury News, Long Beach Press Telegram, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, L.A. Harbor Daily Breeze, Whittier Daily News, LewRockwell.com, WhatReallyHappened, Infowars, PrisonPlanet, Economic Policy Journal, FreedomsPhoenix, Veterans Today, Educate-Yourself.org, The Wayne Madsen Report, Devvy.com, Rense, Antiwar.com, IamtheWitness.com, The Dr. Katherine Albrecht Show, Jonathan Turley blog, National Motorists Association, RomanCatholicReport.com, Republic Broadcasting Network, WorldNetDaily, Dr. Kevin Barret's Truth Jihad radio show, The Orange County Register, KNBC4 Los Angeles, Los Angeles Catholic Lay Mission Newspaper, KFI 640, The Press Enterprise, Redlands Daily Facts, BlackBoxVoting, Strike-The-Root, David Icke, and many others. Archives can be found at LibertyFight.com and DontWakeMeUp.Org.


Slavish Texas Reps to Enact Absurd Annual "Texas-Israel Day" May 8th 5/2/13 [Featured on WhatReallyHappened.com.]

Bill protecting those who film police moves through TX Legislature 5/1/13 [Featured on WhatReallyHappened.com.]

Feds Re-Indict 65 year-old delusional man accused of plotting to kill abortion doctors [Featured on WhatReallyHappened.com , topix.com , infopig.com , bignewsnetwork.com , shovelcity blog , Progressive Democrats of America , OpEdNews.com , realclearliberty.com , scaruffi blog , marketfreedom.com. The FBI has also visited this article.]

Corporate dinosaur media copying independent grassroots blogs verbatim 4/27/13
CBS2 visits & copycats month old LibertyFight.com article on cell tower controversy [Featured on WhatReallyHappened.com.]

NY Police Commissioner Ray Kelly on Boston Bombings: "All Terrorism Is Theater" 4/27/13 [Featured on WhatReallyHappened.com , Conspiracy Theory Today , curezone.com , Salon Esoterica.]

A visit to the Chris Dorner Big Bear Hideout: Retracing the final steps from burnt-out truck to mountain condo 4/25/13 [Featured on WhatReallyHappened.com.]

NOTE: Visit our new website DontWakeMeUp.Org - Trucker's Civil Rights for more information on the Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit filed against the Texas Troopers for illegally demanding ID. You can also join the mailing list for updates.

Cop at Suspicionless Checkpoint Starts Barking Orders, But Then Flees from Camera
Creepy DHS Supervisor tries to open vehicle door when motorist asks officer's name 4-17-13 [Featured on WhatReallyHappened, Economic Policy Journal, LewRockwell.com , RomanCatholicReport.com , battlefourtimes, and many others.]

DontWakeMeUp.Org Launched As Civil Rights Lawsuit Proceeds Against Texas Troopers
Trooper facing civil suit denies threatening motorist with arrest, despite being recorded 4-16-13 [Featured on WhatReallyHappened.com.]

You may contact me here.
You can sign up for our mailing list below:

Join the Mailing List
Enter your name and email address below:
Subscribe Unsubscribe
Get your Free Mailing List
by Bravenet.com

Motorist puts police in their place at suspicionless internal checkpoint December 2, 2012 [Must see video- Featured on PrisonPlanet.com].

Who says you can trust the government? NYPD lists police killed by 9/11 environmental toxins April 7, 2013 [Featured on RomanCatholicReport.com and WhatReallyHappened.com.]
In the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, the U.S. government falsely assured police and rescue workers that the environment was completely safe.

Stockton is bankrupt, but their police continue trying to stop people from filming in public April 2, 2013
Cop Attempts to stop person from filming on public street [Featured on WhatReallyHappened.com , Red Pill News and Seznam novinek.]

Oppressing the poor and defrauding a laborer of his just wages: "sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance" April 1, 2013
Also, Pope St. Leo I condemns "unrighteous and shameless avarice," and explains that "usury of money is the death of the soul." [Featured on WhatReallyHappened.com.]

Easter 1939: Father Charles E. Coughlin warns of the war propagandists, their system of financial control & their evil "blood business" [Featured on RomanCatholicReport.com , WhatReallyHappened.com , Republic Broadcasting Network, Fourwinds10.net , cottage-two , rustymetals.com , usapartisan, & scoop.it.]

Man who hit cop in self-defense is acquitted, with help of friend's video footage March 28, 2013 [Featured on educate-yourself.org , WhatReallyHappened.com and strike-the-root.com.]

Despite protests and risks, San Bernardino, CA Catholic Archdiocese plans cellphone tower at kids school for profit March 27, 2013

CA introduces "AB 666", an evil scheme to fleece motorists and eviscerate their rights 3/25/13 [Featured on WhatReallyHappened.com , Rense.com, Economic Policy Journal , and RomanCatholicReport.com.]

Obnoxious CHP cop tries to make people stop filming him 3/24/13

Lunatic CHP cops go berzerk as female motorist successfully demands her rights under CA Vehicle code 3/22/13 [Featured on WhatReallyHappened.com , Economic Policy Journal, From the Trenches World Report , The Daily Paul (most popular of the day), Fourwinds10.net, and TheLibertyCaucus.com.]

Why I wasn't going to allow the squirly Walmart Guard to demand my receipt 3/20/13

Remember the guy who called George H. W. Bush a murderous, Zionist, peice of $h!t at a Houston Pizza place in 2010? This story is about him and what he's been up to lately:
Jane's Addiction/Lollapalooza frontman Perry Farrell confronted on Bin Laden, 9/11 by pro-Palestinian 9/11 truther March 18, 2013 [Featured on Veterans Today and Roman Catholic Report.]

Ron Paul officially promotes his Israeli-smitten son Randy for President 2016 March 11, 2013

NO, Obamacare does not include any provision for RFID microchipping March 3, 2013 [Featured on the Dr. Katherine Albrecht Show.]

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly blatantly lies about past NY gun confiscation on national radio January 20, 2013 [Featured on WhatReallyHappened.com and Republic Broadcasting Network.] [NYPD, The City of New York, The New York State Senate, and countless other spook/govt agencies have visited this article numerous times.]

website statistics