March 23rd, 2011

Иван Дурак

Never, Ever Keep Gold or Cash in a Bank Safety Deposit Box!

Bank officials have been informed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that all safety deposit boxes will be seized in the event of a national disaster.

As occurred sporadically during the Great Depression, Federal agents will examine all safety deposit boxes and determine which items may be returned to bank customers. No weapons, cash, gold, or silver will be allowed to leave the bank — only paperwork will be given to its owners.

Bank officials have been instructed not to reveal this policy to bank customers, even if asked.

Bottom line: Only use safety deposit boxes for family documents you don’t mind being inspected by Federal agents. Never use them to store valuables.

Bonus - история контроля и конфискации драгметаллов в Америке:
1. О конфискации золотишка в Пендостане, 1933
2. Never, Ever Keep Gold or Cash in a Bank Safety Deposit Box, 2011 -
3. Gold and Silver Registration in Illinois, 2013 -
Иван Дурак

there is no right to privacy for police while on the job in Michigan

The Michigan Supreme Court ruled in favor of rapper Dr. Dre in a case involving a very important legal principle — whether the police have a right to privacy while performing their duties. The state high court said no.

The suit was filed by Gary Brown, now a Detroit City Councilman but formerly a high-ranking police official. He and other officers were videotaped while threatening to shut down a concert featuring Dre and Eminem if they showed a sexually explicit video. The video was then included in a DVD produced about the tour.

The court, in a 6-1 ruling, dismissed the suit, saying that there is no right to privacy for police while on the job. The implications of this ruling are far more important than they may seem initially because it explicitly makes it legal in the state of Michigan to record the police while they perform their duties.

This is incredibly important because cell phone videos of police officers have revealed misconduct, abuse and lying on reports in case after case around the country. But in some states, like Illinois, it is illegal to videotape the police in the performance of their duties.

Michigan now has a clearly established legal right for what has become a crucial watchdog on police misconduct.
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