June 5th 2020
Former officer of the Auburn Police Department in Alabama, Justin Hanners says …
“I became a police officer to protect my community and serve people. Not to bully and harass in order to generate revenue. I was horrified when I found out I had a quota of a certain amount of tickets or arrests I must make. I made complaints to my superiors and was ultimately fired because I saw this injustice.”
Many officers who are both black and white, argue that a quota system encourages them to go after poor people who cannot properly defend themselves in court. Officers are under constant stress of losing their jobs if they dont meet such quotas.
Watch the YouTube video above for the full story.
On August 22nd, 2017, I was invited to be a guest speaker for the “Decentralize Your Life Tour”. A national tour spearheaded by Libertarian Activist, Derrick Broze, who often finds himself in the cross-hairs of government through his independent journalism. Mr.Broze covered the “Standing Rock” protests in the Dakotas and has traveled the world advocating for a freer society. Being involved in protests have often caused him legal troubles, which is common in the practice of civil disobedience.
His message was that of, “Opting out” of the system and finding non-governmental solutions to societies problems. A notion that seems to have much support these days in light of government sponsored controversies which so frequently headline our news media outlets today.
However, when it was my turn to speak, my message, albeit sympathetic to Mr.Broze’s message of “Laissez Faire Capitalism” and “community works”, I reminded the audience that our current system is here to stay for a long time and we must learn to harness its positivity while reducing its negativity, until it is potentially no longer needed.. Additionally, those who work in government are human beings with hearts who are capable of doing great change for the world themselves and should not be looked down upon. Changing a paradigm isn’t something that happens overnight, it requires a multi-tiered approach.
I outlined several abnormalities and injustices found today within the legal system and what we can do to educate and empower ourselves while in tandem, working with government officials. Reforms and innovations are both equally effective at creating a better world for those who live in it. With the rise of the Alt-Right and Alt-Left, (Neo-Nazis Vs Antifa), we are living in very polarizing times, however, I believe a middle-ground in these debates are just what the doctor ordered!
Watch the video below to check out my introductory speech. In the speech, I make reference to my shadow report regarding corruption in the family law courts. That report can be found on the “Human Rights Reporting Page” on this website.
- Randell Stroud 2017 Nalini-Global