Show Notes 1/28/09

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,, WhatReallyHappened, Infowars, PrisonPlanet, Economic Policy Journal, FreedomsPhoenix, Veterans Today, The Wayne Madsen Report,, Rense,,, The Dr. Katherine Albrecht Show, Jonathan Turley blog, National Motorists Association,, 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, and many others. Archives can be found at

CA introduces "AB 666", an evil scheme to fleece motorists and eviscerate their rights 3/25/13 [Featured on, , Economic Policy Journal , and I was a guest on Dr. Kevin Barret's radio show Wednesday March 27, 2013 discussing the article and related issues. The MP3 can be heard here (2nd hour.)
Also see: Oppressing the poor and defrauding a laborer of his just wages: "sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance"
Pope St. Leo I condemns "unrighteous and shameless avarice," and explains that "usury of money is the death of the soul." Comments can be posted in the guestbook.

Martin Hill on GCN Live with 2004 Libertarian party Presidential Candidate Michael Badnarik 1/28/09 discussing fighting traffic tickets
Audio here.

Martin Hill with Christie Czajkowski of 3/11/09 discussing fighting traffic tickets

Watch a kook cop try to tell me to turn off my videocamera.

CHECKPOINTUSA.ORG (Excellent site!].


Justices Rule Police Do Not Have a Constitutional Duty to Protect Someone

CALIFORNIA DREAMING: Police have no obligation to protect any individual from harm


"Traffic rules account for most of the contact by average citizens with law enforcement and the courts. Enforcement of laws which are widely perceived as unreasonable and unfair generates disrespect and even contempt toward those who make and enforce those laws." The Appellate Department, in People vs. Goulet

1/28/09 - Martin Hill appeared on GCN Live with Michael Badnarik to discuss traffic tickets.

In California if you live or work closer to the county seat than to the court which would normally have jurisdiction, you may demand a change of venue to the county seat per California Vehicle Code section 40502(b).
40502. The place specified in the notice to appear shall be any of the following:
(b) Upon demand of the person arrested, before a judge or other magistrate having jurisdiction of the offense at the county seat of the county in which the offense is alleged to have been committed. This subdivision applies only if the person arrested resides, or the person's principal place of employment is located, closer to the county seat than to the court or other magistrate nearest or most accessible to the place where the arrest is made.

The court has held that once you make the demand, if you meet the residency or employment qualification, the jurisdiction shifts to the court at the county seat (Smith v. Glendale Municipal Court, 167 CalApp2d 534).

I support and endorse the websites and also . The two websites are not affiliated with each other, or with me, in any way. The first one is a free website which taught me years ago how to beat traffic tickets. I have beaten 6 of them in court. The 2nd site is the most comprehensive i have seen on the red light camera issue. The editor is a bona fide expert on the isssue.

Red-light cameras in Fullerton ruled illegal
Friday, December 12, 2008

The CA legislature 'outlawed' license plate sprays which protected your license from photo cameras: AB 801 which was signed into law in California and went into effect January 1, 2008 bans the use of sprays such as 'photoblocker' spray, which prevented red light cameras from reading the license plate. CA Assembly member WALTERS introduced the bill, and SOLORIO was the coauthor:
"This bill prohibits the use of or sale of a product or device that is used to obscure a license plate from being read by an electronic device operated by law enforcement or a toll road."

Former State Senator Tom McClintock, (now U.S. Congressman) to his credit, was the only person to vote against the bill.

News report on PhotoBlocker Spray

RED LIGHT CAMERAS: Index to Court Transcripts, Briefs, and Decisions

See also:, and here is the actual copy of the new Published appellate decision: Courtesy of HIGHWAYROBBERY.NET

Luke 11:46 But he said: Woe to you lawyers also, because you load men with burdens which they cannot bear and you yourselves touch not the packs with one of your fingers.

Luke 11:52 Woe to you lawyers, for you have taken away the key of knowledge. You yourselves have not entered in: and those that were entering in, you have hindered. 53 And as he was saying these things to them, the Pharisees and the lawyers began violently to urge him and to oppress his mouth about many things, 54 Lying in wait for him and seeking to catch something from his mouth, that they might accuse him.

"You shall not add to the word that I speak to you, neither shall you take away from it: keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you." Deuteronomy Chapter 4

Ecclesiastes Chapter 5 7 If thou shalt see the oppressions of the poor, and violent judgments, and justice perverted in the province, wonder not at this matter: for he that is high hath another higher, and there are others still higher than these: 8 Moreover there is the king that reigneth over all the land subject to him. 9 A covetous man shall not be satisfied with money: and he that loveth riches shall reap no fruit from them: so this also is vanity.

Romans Chapter 12 18 If it be possible, as much as is in you, have peace with all men. 19 Revenge not yourselves, my dearly beloved; but give place unto wrath, for it is written: Revenge is mine, I will repay, saith the Lord. 20 But if the enemy be hungry, give him to eat; if he thirst, give him to drink. For, doing this, thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head. 21 Be not overcome by evil: but overcome evil by good.

The Brett Darrow Case

Brett Darrow is a 20 year old from St. George Missouri, who decided to mount a video camera in his car after getting some traffic tickets. Watch the bizzare series of events that unfolds in September 2007 when Brett politely invokes his God given rights to privacy and Constitutional protections. Sgt. James Kuehnlein became outraged and began screaming like a lunatic, berating and threatening Darrow, saying he would find '9 different charges' to lock him up on. Darrow later posted the video online where it got international attention, and Sgt. Kuehnlein was promptly fired. Darrow had an eerily similar incident happen to him in December 2006, when he politely invoked his rights and told a cop at a checkpoint that he did not want to discuss his personal life. Both these are must-see videos. Kudos to Brett Darrow for standing up for his unalienable rights and privacy. We can all learn from him.



FULL VIDEO of the 2006 incident:
Full Story HERE



Is Driving a Right or a Privilege?
Aid & Abet Newsletter
"U.S. Courts affirm that Citizens have the right to travel freely on the public right of way".

Driving on American Roads is a Constitutional Right, not a State-Granted 'Privledge'
By Richard James McDonald

Driving is a Right - Not a Privilege
By Ed Haas. [GREAT ARTICLE, I highly recommend it. M.H.

March 31, 2004 -- If ever a judge understood the public's right to use the public roads, it was Justice Tolman of the Supreme Court of the State of Washington. Justice Tolman stated: "Complete freedom of the highways is so old and well established a blessing that we have forgotten the days of the Robber Barons and toll roads, and yet, under an act like this, arbitrarily administered, the highways may be completely monopolized, if, through lack of interest, the people submit, then they may look to see the most sacred of their liberties taken from them one by one, by more or less rapid encroachment." Robertson vs. Department of Public Works, 180 Wash 133, 147.

"Where rights secured by the Constitution are involved, there can be no rule making or legislation which would abrogate them." Miranda vs. Arizona, 384 US 436, 491.

"The claim and exercise of a constitutional Right cannot be converted into a crime." Miller vs. U.S., 230 F. 486, 489.

"There can be no sanction or penalty imposed upon one because of this exercise of constitutional Rights." Snerer vs. Cullen, 481 F. 946. XXStreets and highways are established and maintained for the purpose of travel and transportation by the public. Such travel may be for business or pleasure.

"The use of the highways for the purpose of travel and transportation is not a mere privilege, but a common and fundamental Right of which the public and the individual cannot be rightfully deprived." [Emphasis added] Chicago Motor Coach vs. Chicago, 169 NE 22; Ligare vs. Chicago, 28 NE 934; Boon vs. Clark, 214 SSW 607; 25 Am.Jur. (1st) Highways Sect.163.

Which cars draw the most tickets?
A yearlong study identifies the vehicle -- and it's a big one -- whose drivers get ticketed the most. The research suggests that what you drive may indicate how you drive.
By MSN Money staff Drivers of Hummer SUVs were 4.63 times more likely to get a traffic ticket than the average driver, concludes a yearlong study by a company that helps insurers identify risks. ISO Quality Planning, the San Francisco company that studied the records of 1.7 million drivers, compiled a list of ticket magnets that confirmed some long-held notions: Owners of the 507-horsepower Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG and similarly muscular CLK63 AMG received outsized numbers of tickets, as did the generally young owners of the relatively inexpensive Scion tC, xB and xA, and the Audi A4 sports sedan. But also on that most-ticketed list were the Subaru Outback and the Toyota Camry Solara and Matrix, three cars not known for great speed or expressing the rebellious nature of their owners. Meanwhile, the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, virtually identical mechanically to their General Motors sibling Hummer, appeared on the least-ticketed list. Sharing the bottom of the list? Buicks, minivans and pickups.

US Supreme Court Rules Officer's Pat-Down Of Vehicle Passenger Allowed
(01-26) 07:32 PST WASHINGTON, (AP) --

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that police officers have leeway to frisk a passenger in a car stopped for a traffic violation even if nothing indicates the passenger has committed a crime or is about to do so. The court on Monday unanimously overruled an Arizona appeals court that threw out evidence found during such an encounter. The case involved a 2002 pat-down search of an Eloy, Ariz., man by an Oro Valley police officer, who found a gun and marijuana. The justices accepted Arizona's argument that traffic stops are inherently dangerous for police and that pat-downs are permissible when an officer has a reasonable suspicion that the passenger may be armed and dangerous. The pat-down is allowed if the police "harbor reasonable suspicion that a person subjected to the frisk is armed, and therefore dangerous to the safety of the police and public," Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said. ___ The case is Arizona v. Johnson, 07-1122.

Suit: Man died after being jailed for parking tickets and missing chemo

Unpaid parking tickets proved fatal for a terminally ill Queens man who died after callous cops locked him up for four days for a minor traffic offense, a lawsuit claims. Glenn Seldon, 50, was battling advanced colon cancer in 2007 but still hoped his chemotherapy regimen would make him well enough to go on a family vacation being planned for Hawaii. Then, on May 11, 2007, he was arrested for driving with a license that had been suspended for unpaid parking tickets. According to a lawsuit filed in Brooklyn Federal Court, cops disregarded his weakened condition and ignored his need for daily medication to control an infection and blood clots. When he finally staggered out of Queens Criminal Court four nights behind bars, his clothing was soiled, he was gaunt from dehydration, incontinent and weeping uncontrollably, his family said. "They broke his spirit," said his wife, Angela Seldon. "Why couldn't they have just given him a summons and let him come home to us?" Family attorney Fred Brewington called the officers' actions appalling. "This matter could have been handled in a more compassionate and humane way," Brewington said. A spokeswoman for the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority refused to comment on the actions of its police officers. Seldon was heading into Manhattan to pick up his wife at work when he apparently missed an exit for the Queensboro Bridge and stopped near the Midtown Tunnel to ask cops for directions. It's unclear what happened next, but at some point the cops determined Seldon's license was suspended for failing to pay six tickets in Nassau County traffic court. Seldon, an insurance claims adjuster for Geico, was once a strapping 320-pounder with a deep voice. His love of singing earned him the nickname "Barry White" after the crooner he resembled. But cancer had taken its toll. Seldon shed more than 100 pounds, his skin was discolored and covered with scales, and he was unsteady on his feet. His wife was able to track him to the 108th Precinct stationhouse and from there, to Elmhurst Hospital Center where, according to the suit, she found him handcuffed to a chair and sitting in his own waste. He was not freed, and he was later taken to Central Booking and Criminal Court. Authorities would not say why he was held so long. Seldon's daughter Criscelle Seldon, 24, was shocked at the sight of her father when she found him May 15 sitting nearly catatonic on a courthouse bench, his soiled pants hanging around his ankles. "He looked like he had been in a concentration camp," she recalled. Concerned about his condition, relatives took him to North Shore University Hospital, where doctors said his infection had worsened and his blood platelet level was dangerously low. "The doctors asked us, 'What happened to him?'" Criscelle Seldon recalled. Two days later, Seldon was suffering seizures and ministrokes and was placed on a respirator. He died May 20, nine days after taking a wrong turn. The death certificate says he died of cardiac arrest, but Angela Seldon said her husband's heart was broken by the cruelty the gentle giant endured during his last week on Earth. "I believe the stress and the trauma accelerated his death," she said.

Speeding? You'll pay higher 'taxes'

Tickets are often as much about revenue as safety. And now, as a soured economy or other factors further empty coffers, many are turning to law enforcement to serve as part-time tax collectors -- with guns and badges. Many states and cities no longer even try to hide that fact. Making up for lost money Cities, counties and other government agencies have found that there's lots of money to be made in stepped-up traffic enforcement: ----A Detroit News analysis last fall found that metro-area police departments had "drastically increased" the number of tickets issued for moving violations as revenue from the state -- in the throes of multiple economic crises -- had declined markedly.

The Basics- It pays to avoid a speeding ticket -- or fight one // Page 2

8 top traffic-ticket myths // Page 2
The Interstate Driver's License Compact is an agreement between the 45 participating states to share information regarding certain types of convictions, including Drunk Driving (DUI and DWI) convictions.

Because of the Compact, if a resident of one state gets convicted of a drunk driving offense (DUI and DWI) in another state, the driver's home state

The list of states, below, indicates whether a given state belongs to the Interstate Driver's License Compact, and if so, the year they joined. Wisconsin, Tennessee, Georgia, Massachusetts, and Michigan are all Non-compact states and don't share Drunk Driving (DUI and DWI) conviction information.

National Driver Register (Overview) The National Driver Register (NDR) is a computerized database of information about drivers who have had their licenses revoked or suspended, or who have been convicted of serious traffic violations such as driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs. State motor vehicle agencies provide NDR with the names of individuals who have lost their privilege or who have been convicted of a serious traffic violation. When a person applies for a driver's license the state checks to see if the name is on the NDR file. If a person has been reported to the NDR as a problem driver, the license may be denied.

This web site is dedicated to informing the people about their secured rights and heritage as it pertains to state Citizenship. The information you'll find here was painstakingly and meticulously researched by state Citizen, Richard James, McDonald. Mr. McDonald is a researcher and educator of law for over 30 years, and this web site, and the information posted here, are the results of his dedicated research of the history of citizenship and the legal implications associated with our "political status". The visitor is encouraged to visit the File Room where over 40 megabytes of documents on any array of topics are available for downloading. Additionally, if one is interested in this material but has a slow internet connection, the files are available on CD for a modest cost.

Who Is Sir Richard James, McDonald?
Sir Richard James, McDonald is a state Citizen of California. Mr. McDonald is a former law enforcement officer who stumbled across this information quite by accident but felt compelled to investigate the issues related to law enforcement and status. Based on results of Mr. McDonald's research, he took the extraordinary step of renouncing his "US citizenship", (the reasons why should become clear to the reader as they review the information posted here), by reclaiming his "birth rights" and original political status, which by the way, is exactly the same as the Founding Fathers who were state Citizens, not "US citizens". Unbeknownst to most people, the class termed "US citizen" did not exist as a political status until 1866. It was a class and "political status" created for the newly freed slaves and did not apply to the people inhabiting the states of the union who were at that time state Citizens.

Martin Hill on GCN Live with 2004 Libertarian party Presidential Candidate Michael Badnarik 1/28/09 discussing fighting traffic tickets
Audio here. See also [Show Notes 1/28/09- A good resource].

Martin Hill with Christie Czajkowski of 3/11/09 discussing fighting traffic tickets