Sunday, August 29, 2010

Crash victim barely survives hospital horror



So retired cops get a dose of their own bad medicine... Why you must always carry a gun when you go to hospital.




Nightmarish Hospital Visit Capped by Beating, Accident Victim Says

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (CN) - A man who was hurt in a car crash but was misidentified as a cancer patient claims security guards at Prince George's Hospital beat him up when he tried to leave the hospital to avoid chest surgery he didn't need - "to have a potentially cancerous mass removed from his chest." He adds that one guard repeatedly called him "bitch" as he roughed him up.

Joseph Wheeler says a June 23 car accident put him in the hospital, which is owned by Dimensions Health Corporation. When he woke up hungry on June 24 and asked a nurse for food, she told him he couldn't eat because he was scheduled for surgery, Wheeler claims in Prince George's County Court.

Wheeler says the nurse checked his identification bracelet and told him the surgery was "to have a potentially cancerous mass removed from his chest."

Wheeler says his ID bracelet "contained a name that was different from Mr. Wheeler's, appeared to be that of a woman, and had a birth date that was 13 years prior to his own."

The complaint continues: "Mr. Wheeler, still in serious pain from the car accident and subsequent treatment from injuries sustained, was starting to fear for his safety as the hospital had misidentified him and he was being prepped to go into a surgery that he knew nothing about.

"At this point, Mr. Wheeler's wife, Felicia Ann Wheeler, came into the room to see her husband. Mr. Wheeler immediately told Mrs. Wheeler about what was taking place. The Wheelers decided that it was in their best interest to leave Prince George's Hospital Center and seek medical care for Mr. Wheeler elsewhere."

Mrs. Wheeler confirmed with nurses outside her husband's room that he was scheduled for cancer surgery, and when she told the nurses that she and her husband were leaving, "an argument ensued."

According to the increasingly bizarre complaint, Mr. Wheeler, "hearing the argument, took out his I/V, got out of the hospital bed, put his clothes on, and started to walk out of the room. He was bleeding from the spot on his hand where that I/V had been connected.

"Mrs. Wheeler and the nurse met Mr. Wheeler at the door. The nurse told Mr. Wheeler that he was not allowed to leave. She put a bandage on Mr. Wheeler's hand to stop the bleeding from the I/V spot, and then yelled for security.

"Mr. Wheeler, now bandaged and clothed, began to walk toward the exit of the floor while his wife gathered the rest of his belongings. As he moved toward the exit, two large men in security uniforms moved quickly toward Mr. Wheeler."

These men, defendants William Reese and Donovan Scott, worked for the hospital and/or defendant Broadway Services, according to the complaint. The Wheelers say the two security guards were "immediately hostile."

"Defendant Scott harshly asked, 'Where do you think you're going?' Mr. Wheeler told both Reese and Scott that his business was finished at the hospital and that he was on his way out," the complaint states.

"In the moments immediately following this exchange, defendant Scott began to appear angry and upset with Mr. Wheeler. He began to use profanity directed at Mr. Wheeler about getting back to Wheeler's 'damn room.'

"At this point the two officers put on black padded gloves in front of Mr. Wheeler and defendant Scott started to hit his fist against his own hand and moved closer in proximity to Wheeler's face. Defendant Scott appeared angry and agitated."

Wheeler, "in fear for his safety," tried to reason with the guards.

"He told the officers that he had been in a serious car accident and suffered from multiple injuries to the torso and shoulders. Wheeler also told the officers that he was retired from the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office and that he knew that the security officers had no right or authority to detain him. Wheeler stated that he wanted to leave."

At that point, Wheeler says, Scott grabbed him and shoved him "hard from behind into the adjacent wall and metal railing," hurting his ribs.

The complaint continues: "Mr. Wheeler, in serious pain and feeling like he was going to black out, fell to floor. Defendant Scott stood over him and yelled, 'Get off the floor bitch! This game is over!'

"Defendant Scott continued, 'I don't care who you think you are, this is my camp, you listen to what I got to say!' The vocal officer then grabbed Mr. Wheeler and pulled him up off of the ground as Wheeler pleaded with the officer to stop hurting him.

"At this point the defendant Reese said to the vocal officer, 'Man, ease up on him. He might really be hurt.' Defendant Scott replied, 'Hell no, he don't come up in here and be telling us what the fuck to do!'"

As the two guards "escorted" him back to his room, "Scott accused Wheeler of attempting to push the second officer down a flight of stairs," and "continued to shout expletives at Wheeler," according to the complaint.

Wheeler says the men took him to the hospital security office, where an unidentified lieutenant questioned him.

"After Mr. Wheeler explained what had happened, the lieutenant looked at Wheeler's hospital-provided identification bracelet and acknowledged that Wheeler had been misidentified," Wheeler says.

But that was not the end of the conflict. Wheeler says the lieutenant became agitated when he would not return the incorrect bracelet, and ordered the security guards to stop him from leaving.

He says a plainclothes hospital employee, a woman he identifies as an "administrator ... intervened in the conversation" and after he explained the situation, said she would make sure he "would have his own private room and any type of drug he wanted, just to name the pain killer."

Wheeler says he and his wife chose to leave the hospital, but when he tried to leave with the incorrect ID bracelet, one of the security guards "charged Wheeler, again calling Wheeler 'bitch,' and shoved him against the wall."

"Mr. Wheeler spent the next three days at St. Mary's Hospital and was diagnosed with four broken ribs, a sprained shoulder, a ruptured spleen, and a concussion," he says.

The Wheelers seek $3.2 million in compensatory damages and $9.5 million in punitive damages for assault and battery, false imprisonment and infliction of emotional distress.

They are represented by Bryan Dugan with Dugan, McKissick, Wood & Longmore of Lexington Park, Md.




Doctors murder 2-million Americans every year, and are the leading cause of death in USA.

Police State kills another biker on the Dragon


Click for artwork of Steve Ferrell

The Police State crackdown, with martial law closure of the Dragon in 2010, has reaped another bumper crop of fatalities.

Motorcyclist killed in wreck on the Dragon - A 45-year-old Rogersville, Tenn., man was killed this morning while driving on U.S. 129 in Blount County, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol. Stevie Ferrell, was traveling south on his 2007 Yamaha motorcycle, when he ran off the right side of the road and hit a tree. He was thrown from the bike and landed 57 feet west of the vehicle. It is unknown whether alcohol or drugs were involved in the accident, authorities said.

ETR Gap News

129 Fatality Today......Sat. Morning!

Killboy

That's two sportbikers killed this month at Deals Gap by delay or lack of medical response. Is Blount County Rescue Squad still banned in Blount County? Neither BCRS nor Blount County Sheriff Office would answer their phone (Sunday 7pm). A trooper alleged BCRS did assist in the delayed rescue, but he seemed confused about other aspects of the crash ('eyewitness saw a stoppie'), so what's the true story?

Wear your chest protectors. And maybe a parachute...some of those drop offs are 600 feet.

Cops don't carry first responder kits and do not perform first aid to crash victims. Time for a change.

It takes up to 4.5 hours for Rural Metro Taxi to deliver a crash victim to Lifestar for an $18,000 flight in Blount County:







The first fatality on the Dragon in 2010 resulted from a 24-hour response time by Rural Metro (or whoever in NC). Knox County requires Rural Metro to respond in 10 minutes, or be fined.

Map of fatalities on the Dragon

Allegedly the rider had a GoPro video on...another hit-and-run? Same with the previous victim this month. Allegedly the rider said he just went into the corner too hot, locked both tires, and ran out of road. Braking makes a bike stand up and go straight BTW.

Is somebody targeting sportbikers, like the oil bandits and old man trucker with a birdie? Is this a murder investigation? Is there a serial killer on the loose on the Dragon? Is there a serialkiller cop killing sportbikers in Blount County, again and again, when killing biker cops is approved by police? Or is the artificially slow speed limit putting bikers to eternal sleep?



Rockford Police Dept, Blount County Sheriff Office and THP assassinated Knox County cop Mickey Laton for the crime of speeding while riding his sportbike to work at the jail. A Blount County jury declared open season for all cops to murder all bikers in Blount County. Blount County even renamed Pellissippi Parkway to honor the convicted hit-and-run killer of a sportbiker, aided and abeted by THP and BCSO.

"I’ll burn your house down, set your dog on fire and there won’t be a member of your family left, do you understand me? I won’t hire it done, I will do it myself! Do you understand me?”
-Blount County sheriff James Berrong, United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, Nuchols v. Berrong, No. 04-5645, July 11, 2005


REALITY CHECK

Only 4,000 to 5,000 bikers die per year in USA. This proves motorcycle riding is one of the safest things you could ever do.

USDOT's Hurt Report proves that 90% of riders don't know what Countersteering is, since all state police censor that word from motorcycle rider tests, thanks to greed by MSF's cop-run riding schools. That would explain why this dead rider didn't leave any skidmarks to find him by. Failure to countersteer feels like the handlebars are welded straight. Bikes steer in the opposite direction of a curve, in order to make the bike lean. Bikes steer in the opposite direction to cars and trikes.



Order your Countersteering Warning stickers from the Dragonator today!

MOTORCYCLE CRASH FACES OF DEATH - Not even safety gear can help you survive Uncle Scam's defective highway designs and automobiles built for roadkill.

Crash victims who die as a result of medical malpractice are still listed as dying from a crash. Medical doctors murder over 2-million Americans every year, the leading cause of death in USA, equivalent to six jumbo jets falling out of the sky every day. Ambulance crews are now murdering crash victims to harvest their organs, which can only be harvested from living bodies, at a gross profit of $500,000 per murder victim, whether or not the victim was gullible enough to sign an organ donor contract.

Stick and ball sports kill 200,000 healthy young Americans every year, from sweating.

"For decades, speed was the subject of the most widespread slogans drummed into the public. 'Speed kills' and 'slow down and live' are familiar ones peddled by the National Safety Council. The findings showed a more complex picture of the role of speed than had ever been assumed before. Accident involvement rates are at a minimum at speeds between fifty and seventy five miles per hour. Although obviously the severity of accidents is greater at higher speeds, the study revealed that considering accident frequency rates and severity, the number of injuries per vehicle miles traveled is at its minimum [up to six times lower]. The law embodies an invincible rationale: 'He had an accident; therefore he violated the law.' No distinction is made between responsibility for the accident and responsibility for the injury due to unsafe vehicle design or construction. Manslaughter charges are filed routinely against drivers; there is yet to be recorded any similar charges against the manufacturers for vehicle defects. A typical police traffic accident report has a list of 'contributing circumstances' which the officer is to check off: 'Speed too fast; failed to yield right of way; drove left of center; improper overtaking; passed stop sign; ran traffic signal; improper lights; had been drinking; and other improper driving.' Thus the driver is heir to all the dangers created by the automobile designers, not only in terms of bodily injury but also in terms of legal exposure. The result of this drastic imbalance in the law is the very poor quality of accident investigation in this country. Consequently, enforcement of the law brings no pressure on the car makers to increase the safety of their vehicles."
-Ralph Nader, attorney at law and presidential candidate, from "Unsafe at Any Speed: The Designed-In Dangers of the American Automobile", quoting David Soloman in "Accidents on Main Rural Highways Related to Speed, Driver and Vehicle," FHwA (1964). Nader forced GM and VW to start using CV joints, anti-sway bars and proper independent suspensions that don't roll over at 20 mph.

"One hundred forty years ago, the Royal Society in England warned against the railroads, claiming that at speeds over 30 miles per hour, the air supply to the passenger compartment would be cut off and people would die from asphyxiation. And the college of physicians in Munich, for its part, warned that at 30 mph, travelers would suffer headaches, vertigo and possible lose their sight because of a blurring effect. Over 30 mph great catastrophies were predicted, because everyone knew that even a twig would shatter the wheels."
-Jules Burgman, ABC News, NASA Langley Research Center, The Impact of Science on Society, NASA SP-482, NASA Scientific and Technical Information Branch, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1985


The illegal speed limit on the Dragon is 30 mph... The reason it's illegal to set low speed limits is they put drivers to sleep, causing a 600% increase in crashes according to USDOT. The only legal speed limit is set by measuring the 85th-Percentile Speed, based on the average speed of traffic, during daylight, without rain or fog, at the end of a straight, not counting trucks or slow vehicles, without a police presence. This is literal democracy in a republic.

However, not setting any speed limits at all is even safer, according to USDOT, since that forces drivers to pay maximum attention. Driving 212 mph on the curvy German Autobahn at night in the rain in 130 mph commuter traffic is safer than 55 mph on a straight interstate in USA. Seems Mother Nature's DNA survival instinct is more powerful than a Police State, and the Constitutionsal right to travel is more powerful than the Communist Manifesto.

"Government control of communications and transportation."
-Communist Manifesto, 6th Plank




THE DRAGONATER WINS IN TRAFFIC COURT AT DEALS GAP, RAISES SPEED LIMIT TO 65 MPH ON THE DRAGON - NOLLE PROSEQUI BY BLOUNT COUNTY ATTORNEY GENERAL. NO TESTIMONY, HEARING NOR TRIAL WHATSOEVER. 60 MPH SPEEDING TICKET DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE, COSTS PAID BY THE STATE, IN BLOUNT COUNTY GENERAL SESSIONS COURT WITH JUDGE BREWER. THP TROOPER RANDALL HUCKEBY ADMITTED ON VIDEOTAPE DURING TRAFFIC STOP THAT ALL SPEEDING TICKETS NORTHBOUND ON US129 AT MILE MARKER 0.5 ARE FEDERAL JURISDICTION, NOT STATE JURISDICTION (VIDEO BY THE DRAGONATER). HUCKEBY WAS ALSO CAUGHT ON VIDEO SPEEDING AT 60 MPH ON THE DRAGON, WITHOUT THE MANDATORY EMERGENCY LIGHTS AND SIREN REQUIRED FOR IMMUNITY FROM PROSECUTION (VIDEO BY THE DRAGONATER). TDOT ADMITTED IN WRITING THAT THE MANDATORY TRAFFIC ENGINEERING SURVEY SPEED AUDIT WAS NEVER PERFORMED, IN VIOLATION OF TN CODE, THUS THE POSTED 30 MPH SPEED LIMIT ON THE DRAGON REVERTS TO THE DEFAULT 65 MPH IN TN CODE. THE DRAGONATER ALSO MADE VIDEO OF TROOPER HUCKEBY SPEEDING UP TO 60 MPH ON THE DRAGON IN A 30 MPH ZONE, WITHOUT MANDATORY EMERGENCY LIGHTS NOR SIREN, IN VIOLATION OF TN CODE, AND PERJURY IN HIS PERSONNEL FILE, WHICH SHOWED HIS $100,000+ SALARY. 2007 TDOT SAFETY AUDIT REPORT CONFESSED THAT THP'S JOB IS TO BAN ALL COMMERCIAL BUSINESSES ON THE DRAGON, SO THP TICKETS INCREASED 11,400% IN BLOUNT COUNTY. THP'S STALKER RADAR OPERATOR MANUAL CONFESSED THAT RADAR CANNOT MEASURE THE SPEED OF VEHICLES WITHIN 18 MPH OF ACTUAL SPEED. WATCH THIS SPACE FOR FULL EVIDENCE FILE. UPDATE 7 MARCH 2011

Biker facing prison for GoPro video of traffic cops


Herr Joseph D Uhler, Maryland State Police Badge #3316TFC, Work Location (2008) Golden Ring Barrack, (410) 866-3867, 8114 Philadelphia Rd, Rosedale, MD 21237-2849?

Al Jazeera: Sgt Anthony Graber facing five years prison for embarassing US police during traffic stop



More detailed legal analysis of this 'wiretapping' case.

VIDEO: The Dragonator facing arrest for videotaping police on the Dragon US129 at Deals Gap, since 'every crash is a crime scene'.

Military Spy Satellite Used on U.S. Citizens for Building Codes Enforcement Tax, ‘All Americans Should have Great Pride’:

Saturday, August 28, 2010

The Truth about redlight traffic cameras They don't want you to know about


Knoxville Journal: Accused camera shooter says cops did it

98% of redlight camera tickets are for stopping then turning right on red, as allowed by TN Code.

90% of redlight camera ticket revenue is exported to corporations in foreign nations, such as Communist China, illegally bypassing US cops, US courts and US governments. Under US Code, the punishment for treason is death.

The following facts of law were censored this week by Knoxville News Sentinel and Chattanooga Times 'Free' Press, both from their 'news' stories and from Comments, as required by their propaganda contracts with Communist Big Brother's Fascist Police State:

"It is extremely easy to beat this type of ticket in court. Your easiest defense is to simply throw the ticket away. If it does not come with a return receipt that requires a signature, there is no proof that you actually got the ticket and they cannot prosecute you on that."
-Norman G. Fernandez, attorney at law, and Jes Beard, attorney at law in Chattanooga TN, free ebook: How to Beat a Speeding Ticket - Photo RADAR

"The city judge shall issue process on the complaint. He shall try no case until process has been regularly sued out, served and returned."
-Knoxville Code, Section 8-1, Issuance of process

Tennessee Rules of Civil Procedure - Rule 4.03. Summons; Return — (1) The person serving the summons shall promptly make proof of service to the court and shall identify the person served and shall describe the manner of service. If a summons is not served within 90 days after its issuance, it shall be returned stating the reasons for failure to serve. The plaintiff may obtain new summonses from time to time, as provided in Rule 3, if any prior summons has been returned unserved or if any prior summons has not been served within 90 days of issuance. (2)When process is served by mail, the original summons, endorsed as below; an affidavit of the person making service setting forth the person's compliance with the requirements of this rule; and, the return receipt shall be sent to and filed by the clerk. The person making service shall endorse over his or her signature on the original summons the date of mailing a certified copy of the summons and a copy of the complaint to the defendant and the date of receipt of return receipt from the defendant. If the return receipt is signed by the defendant, or by person designated by Rule 4.04 or by statute, service on the defendant shall be complete. If not, service by mail may be attempted again or other methods authorized by these rules or by statute may be used.


75% of AZ Drivers Refuse to Pay Photo Traffic Tickets

85% of TX Drivers Refuse to Pay Photo Traffic Tickets

Australian Photo Ticket Firm Redflex Approaches Zero Profit - Citizens refuse to pay bogus tickets to foreign corporation, Redflex fired by Knoxville for suspected bribery and contract fraud. Redflex announces propaganda counterattack -- "managed media interface" -- via paid bloggers posing as 'grassroots' citizens (astroturf), and 'news reporters' and their 'news' corporations on the payrole of scamera companies.




Cleveland TN sitting on $113,000 in unpaid traffic light tickets

The amount of money in unpaid traffic light camera tickets owed to Cleveland is about 10 times the amount the city made from the cameras when they were operational.

A little more than $113,000 from 985 unpaid tickets is owed to the city, records indicate. The city took in between $12,000 and $13,000 during the program’s 18-month life, city Finance Director Mike Keith said.

“Our plan is to evaluate what is the best route to go on collecting (the unpaid tickets), and whether we collect those in-house or whether we do turn them over to some sort of (collections agency),” Keith said.

He said there hasn’t been a meeting to discuss the unpaid tickets, and there isn’t one scheduled.

“It is one of the things we do need to work on,” Keith said.

Traffipax, a Maryland-based traffic camera company, began operating the cameras at five of Cleveland’s intersections in late 2008 and ceased its upkeep of the devices on April 1 because of revenue shortfalls.

The company collected a little less than $257,000 from the cameras, records indicate. But that’s less than the $275,000 the company billed Cleveland to operate the cameras, so Traffipax offered to run the cameras for free in their last two months of operation, Keith said.

Traffipax continued processing tickets until June 15, then handed all unpaid tickets over to Cleveland, records show.

Messages left with Traffipax were not returned.

Now that Traffipax is completely out of the picture, any revenue from the unpaid tickets will go directly to the city, Keith said.

All tickets were originally written for $50, he said, but late penalties raised the cost to $154.75 for 626 unpaid tickets that reached their intended addresses.

Legally, the city would be able to collect on the delivered tickets without being contested since the alleged offenders didn’t show up for their scheduled court dates, said Marty Kooperman, a Nashville-based trial attorney.

One of the people Cleveland may ask to pay up is Glenwood, Minn., resident Brandy Warnock. Records show that Warnock’s vehicle passed through a red light on Paul Huff Parkway on March 27, 2009.

Warnock said the driver was her ex-husband’s brother, a Cleveland resident who borrowed Warnock’s vehicle.

“I told [Traffipax] it’s impossible for me to have gotten that ticket because I haven’t been to Tennessee in 14 years,” she said.

So Warnock decided not to pay the $50 ticket.

“I just hope if I ever visit Tennessee they don’t have a warrant out for me,” she said.

The city also has 359 tickets that came back as “undeliverable,” meaning the address that correlated with the vehicle’s license plate number wasn’t correct. These tickets are still valued at $50, records show.

“There would have to be some work done to collect those,” Keith said, adding that the cost of collection may be too high to justify.

Camera debate

Across the nation, the debate over traffic light cameras seems to show no signs of stopping.

Critics say the cameras infringe on motorists in a “Big Brother” manner, skip due process of law and are installed mostly to generate revenue.

Proponents claim they improve safety at intersections and allow patrol officers to concentrate on more pressing crimes.

In Dalton, Ga., the City Council voted unanimously in 2008 to deactivate cameras at five of the city’s intersections.

“I’ve never seen proof that cameras make intersections safer,” Mayor David Pennington said before the vote.

For Tennessee, Kooperman said that, in accordance with a 2008 appellate court ruling, traffic light cameras and the process in which they’re handed out is legal, even if the vehicle owner wasn’t driving the vehicle.

In spite of the ruling, Kooperman said, there are still a lot gray areas concerning traffic camera laws, which is why a small percentage of those receiving tickets take their cases to trial.

Red Bank and Chattanooga, which started using cameras in 2006 and 2007 respectively, are each tied up in $10 million lawsuits over the devices. The plaintiffs argue that the cities began using the cameras before the 2008 appellate court ruling.

The ruling notes that, before 2008, Tennessee Code said any traffic citation from a camera would only be for “a nonmoving traffic violation.” In July 2008, Tennessee law was amended to say all violations caught on camera are considered “nonmoving traffic violation(s).”

A hearing for the suits against Red Bank and Chattanooga is scheduled for Sept. 20 in Hamilton County Chancery Court.

Overall, though, people taking their traffic-camera tickets to trial is rare because they don’t count as points on traffic records and contesting them can get quite pricey, Kooperman said.

“You’re not going to get an attorney to come in for [the cost of a traffic ticket],” he said. “People will say, ‘But it’s a matter of principle.’ I often tell people, ‘Principle’s fine, but principle can also be expensive.’”




KNS Letters love the Police State: Red-light cameras local, not fed issue

Knoxville red-light camera citation database of paid tickets - Looks like only 10% are dumb enough to not throw the tickets in the trash, with 7,500 paid tickets per year out of 75,000 annual redlight camera tickets


Knox County deputy sheriff reported that a Knox County deputy confessed to shooting a redlight camera in Knoxville, Australian Redflex fired for suspected bribery and contract fraud, thanks to The Dragonator

Friday, August 27, 2010

Cops dressed as anarchists burn cop cars



Peaceful Protesters Attacked, Arrested While Cop-Car Arsonists Left Alone

An eyebrow-raising photograph of one of the anarchists who set fire to a Toronto police car during anti-G20 protests this past weekend shows him wearing Nike clothing, a potential indication that provocateurs dressed up as black-bloc “anarchists” were again employed by authorities to cause mayhem in order to justify a brutal police crackdown and crush free speech, as peaceful protesters were attacked and arrested while the anarchists who torched the cars were left alone.

The picture shows the two culprits who set fire to the police car congratulating each other and looking remarkably relaxed about potentially being caught by police considering what they had just done. One of the men is wearing Nike pants – the distinctive logo of the company can be seen above his left pocket.

Why would a hardcore anarchists so dedicated to his cause that he is willing to torch a police car be wearing clothing made by a company that anarchists universally abhor, and one that has routinely been targeted by anarchists for well over a decade?

The authorities certainly wasted no time in responding to the mayhem the anarchists helpfully generated for them with brute force. After anarchists torched four police cars, reporters and other peaceful protesters were targeted with rubber bullets, with another Guardian journalist being repeatedly punched and elbowed by cops.

“A newspaper photographer was shot with a plastic bullet in the backside, while another had an officer point a gun in his face despite identifying himself as a member of the media,” reported the Canadian Press news agency.

Journalist Steve Paikin of public broadcaster TV Ontario described the brutal beating of the Guardian reporter.

“As I was escorted away from the demonstration, I saw two officers hold a journalist. The journalist identified himself as working for ‘the Guardian.’ He talked too much and pissed the police off. Two officers held him a third punched him in the stomach. Totally unnecessary. The man collapsed. Then the third officer drove his elbow into the man’s back. No cameras recorded the assault. And it was an assault.”

Paikin noted how middle class, peaceful demonstrators were being attacked and arrested by police, while the anarchists who provided them with the pretext to do so were nowhere to be seen.

“The police just started arresting people. I stress, this was a peaceful, middle class, diverse crowd. No anarchists. Literally more than 100 officers with guns pointing at the crowd. Rubber bullets and smoke bombs ready to be fired. Rubber bullets fired.”

“I have lived in Toronto for 32 years. Have never seen a day like this. Shame on the vandals and shame on those that ordered peaceful protesters attacked and arrested,” added Paikin

Could the two men in the picture be cops dressed up as anarchists? It wouldn’t be the first time that cops had posed as protesters and deliberately staged violence in an effort to justify a heavy-handed police response.

We have documented numerous different occasions where the black bloc anarchists were completely infiltrated by the authorities to provide a pretext for a police state crackdown.

A recent example occurred at last year’s Pittsburgh G20 summit, where footage showed three burly older men who look completely out of place with black bandanas over their face walking alongside young protesters during a march against police brutality in a You Tube clip entitled “G20 Epic Undercover Police Fail”.

Would you like to know more?











See also: Operation Northwoods

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Drunk cop in copcar kills biker, DUI & murder charges dropped



The Dragonator says: The current punishment for 1st-degree murder by drunk driving is death penalty or life in prison, and the legal limit for blood-alcohol is 0.00%...Unless you're a cop. Cops always hire the best criminal defense lawyers, or rather the FOP uses your donations to hire the best lawyers for cops. Note how the "news" fails to report that dozens of ordinary chemicals and bodily fluids give a false positive of so-called blood-alcohol tests -- a fact all cops know when it applies to them -- proving that "news" corporations are paid by the Police State to lie to you.


Outcry Swift After DUI Charges Against Officer Dropped

Indianapolis, IN. Aug. 20 – Questions about how Indianapolis police have handled a fatal drunken-driving investigation of one of their own officers became that much more pointed Thursday.

Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi announced he would drop the most serious charges against officer David Bisard. Why? Because Bisard’s fellow police officers had botched the case.

The reaction was swift — and far-reaching.

An embarrassed Public Safety Director Frank Straub announced that the FBI will be brought in on the case. He also removed a lieutenant from his positions as commander of the department’s hit-and-run unit and coordinator of the multiagency Fatal Alcohol Crash Team.

One victim’s family called the dismissal a "travesty." A legal expert said the police ineptness leaves the public with little choice but to wonder whether the bungled case was more than an accident. And Mayor Greg Ballard has become increasingly frustrated as he seeks answers, as well.

"The people in the city are not the only ones wondering what happened at the scene," Ballard said. "I am, too."

Straub and Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Chief Paul Ciesielski repeated their insistence Thursday that Bisard received "absolutely no deference" from fellow officers Aug. 6 after he crashed his cruiser into two motorcycles that were stopped at a light.

The impact of the crash — which occurred while Bisard, 36, was responding to a request for help serving a warrant, with his cruiser’s lights and siren activated — killed Eric Wells, 30, and seriously injured two other riders.

Bisard surrendered after prosecutors learned a blood test had shown his blood-alcohol level was 0.19 — more than twice the level at which an Indiana driver is considered intoxicated.

But that arrest didn’t come until five days after the crash because of the lag in test results. The delay in arresting Bisard drew scrutiny from some — as did the fact that no officers conducted field-sobriety or breath tests of Bisard at the scene.

Or that nobody seemed to suspect Bisard might have been drinking. Officers who interacted with Bisard after the crash have insisted he showed no signs of being impaired.

But more problematic for Brizzi: The officers failed to follow proper procedures in collecting that blood sample — and it was the only evidence that Bisard was intoxicated…

"Everything else can be explained away," said Henry Karlson, an expert on criminal procedure and a professor emeritus at Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis.

But add in the mishap with the blood draw by seasoned alcohol-crash investigators, he said, and "there’s only so many mistakes you can make before it starts looking like a plan."

Affidavit of Probable Cause - Drunk cop hit 3 RUBs on Harleys stopped at redlight, knocked them 125 feet

UPDATES - IMPD Chief Paul Ciesielski demoted three officers including his second-in-command following the case of Officer David Bisard. Authorities say a blood test showing Bisard was drunk cannot be used in court because the person who drew Bisard's blood did not have the right certification. Hundreds of people packed Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis Friday night to protest the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department's botched investigation of one of its own. A thunderous roar of motorcycle engines permeated the air as bikers showed support for three of their own, those killed and injured when Officer David Bisard struck them while he was on duty and intoxicated, authorities said.

North Carolina Review Finds Crime Lab Fixed Murder Cases - In March, North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper ordered an independent review by two former FBI agents of the State Bureau of Inspection (SBI), the state's crime lab, after an agent testified that the crime lab had an unwritten policy of excluding complete blood tests results from reports provided to defense lawyers before trials. The report was released today and it has shocking results. The independent review found that the crime lab omitted, overstated or falsely reported blood tests in dozens of cases. The cases involved three that ended in executions and another involving the murder of Michael Jordan's father. The report found that the crime lab repeatedly aided prosecutors in obtaining convictions over 16 years by misrepresenting blood evidence and keeping important notes and documents from defense attorneys. The report calls on the review of 190 criminal cases in which "information that may have been material and even favorable to the defense of an accused defendant was withheld or misrepresented." The report finds that the lab may have violated federal and state laws that evidence favorable to the defendants must be disclosed to their lawyers. At least four of those cases involve inmates that are on death row and one inmate whose death sentence was commuted to life.

Monday, August 16, 2010

MotoGP TV



For people like me who already pay for Speed TV, can't stay awake until 3am, can't afford a DVR rental fee, and can't figure out how to work a VHS:

Round 8: Sachsinring, Germany

Round 9: Laguna Seca, United States

Round 10: Brno, Czech Republic

Friday, August 13, 2010

SlayerHater meets Dragon

US129Photos.com was parked on the Dragon at Deals Gap TN as usual, catchin the action with a dead eye and steady hand on the trigger.

















I believe the going rate for crash photos is FREE to the victim. But worth any penny.

Full face brain bucket was a good investment. Guess that's why them CROTrockets hang off, huh?

Racers teach to fall off like a rag doll, to save broken bones -- complied with. Rode it home. A bottle of hydrogen peroxide spray is a good $2 investment with your tool kit.

BTW Diamond Gussett makes Kevlar jeans, made in Tennessee. Mesh jackets are the best sunscreen.

It's a good idea for every rider to spend time running in circles in a parking lot, to check max lean angle before draggin on the Dragon.

Eagle-eyed photogs at US129Photos also caught Brittany failing to wear her gear:



THE DRAGONATER WINS IN TRAFFIC COURT AT DEALS GAP, RAISES SPEED LIMIT TO 65 MPH ON THE DRAGON - NOLLE PROSEQUI BY BLOUNT COUNTY ATTORNEY GENERAL. NO TESTIMONY, HEARING NOR TRIAL WHATSOEVER. 60 MPH SPEEDING TICKET DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE, COSTS PAID BY THE STATE, IN BLOUNT COUNTY GENERAL SESSIONS COURT WITH JUDGE BREWER. THP TROOPER RANDALL HUCKEBY ADMITTED ON VIDEOTAPE DURING TRAFFIC STOP THAT ALL SPEEDING TICKETS NORTHBOUND ON US129 AT MILE MARKER 0.5 ARE FEDERAL JURISDICTION, NOT STATE JURISDICTION (VIDEO BY THE DRAGONATER). HUCKEBY WAS ALSO CAUGHT ON VIDEO SPEEDING AT 60 MPH ON THE DRAGON, WITHOUT THE MANDATORY EMERGENCY LIGHTS AND SIREN REQUIRED FOR IMMUNITY FROM PROSECUTION (VIDEO BY THE DRAGONATER). TDOT ADMITTED IN WRITING THAT THE MANDATORY TRAFFIC ENGINEERING SURVEY SPEED AUDIT WAS NEVER PERFORMED, IN VIOLATION OF TN CODE, THUS THE POSTED 30 MPH SPEED LIMIT ON THE DRAGON REVERTS TO THE DEFAULT 65 MPH IN TN CODE. THE DRAGONATER ALSO MADE VIDEO OF TROOPER HUCKEBY SPEEDING UP TO 60 MPH ON THE DRAGON IN A 30 MPH ZONE, WITHOUT MANDATORY EMERGENCY LIGHTS NOR SIREN, IN VIOLATION OF TN CODE, AND PERJURY IN HIS PERSONNEL FILE, WHICH SHOWED HIS $100,000+ SALARY. 2007 TDOT SAFETY AUDIT REPORT CONFESSED THAT THP'S JOB IS TO BAN ALL COMMERCIAL BUSINESSES ON THE DRAGON, SO THP TICKETS INCREASED 11,400% IN BLOUNT COUNTY. THP'S STALKER RADAR OPERATOR MANUAL CONFESSED THAT RADAR CANNOT MEASURE THE SPEED OF VEHICLES WITHIN 18 MPH OF ACTUAL SPEED. WATCH THIS SPACE FOR FULL EVIDENCE FILE. UPDATE 7 MARCH 2011

Cops kill biker in snuff video


Police state death squad runs over biker on sidewalk



Murder a Kid, Plant a Gun — Take a Vacation

Victor Steen, a 17-year-old high school senior from West Pensacola, Florida, was murdered while riding a bicycle home from a post-Homecoming Game party last October 3rd. His murderer, Jerald Ard, ran him down in an automobile. According to eyewitnesses, Ard dragged the victim a considerable distance, nearly severing his body in half.

Ard had endangered other drivers and pedestrians as he veered into the wrong lane and even drove onto a sidewalk in pursuit of Victor, repeatedly attempting to shoot the teenager with a lethal weapon. After he ran down the youngster, Ard tried to cover up his crime by planting a gun on the victim.

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Ard is a police officer. Nor should it be considered unusual that he will suffer no significant punishment for his act of vehicular homicide: After it was established last April that Ard’s actions had exposed Victor “to unreasonable risk of harm and injury” — gee, ya think? — Capt. Jay Worley suspended Ard for two weeks without pay.

In a coroner’s inquest last February, Escambia County Judge John Simon blamed the victim for his death.

“Mr. Steen desired to avoid apprehension on October 3, 2009. That desire led to Mr. Steen’s ill-advised decision to ignore a lawful command.”

What about Ard’s reckless driving? According to former police officer Dave Klinger, a use-of-force expert who examined the case, Ard was driving with “one hand on the steering wheel and looking out the window when he [fired] the Taser, which [meant he didn't] have complete control over the car.” This not only led to Victor’s death, but placed other lives at risk.

Judge Simon says that “Officer Ard violated no traffic laws in light of the fact that he was actively pursuing Mr. Steen.”

All of this depends, of course, on the assumption that Ard had just cause to be pursuing the 17-year-old — and he’s never told a straight story about his reasons for doing so. He initially claimed to have seen the young man at a construction site and suspected that he may have stolen something. After an eyewitness testified that Victor had passed the site without stopping, Ard changed his story, claiming that there was no reflector or light on the bike Victor was riding.

Given Ard’s equivocal description of his reasons for pursuing Victor, he clearly had no “lawful” right to detain the young man, let alone assault him with a Taser — thereby directly precipitating the victim’s violent death when he lost control of his bike.

Dashcam video recorded by one of the police cars that arrived on the scene showed Ard unlocking the passenger side of his cruiser and retrieving an object, then crawling under the car. He stayed there for more than a half-minute. When paramedics arrived two minutes later, they found a silver-and-black 9mm semiautomatic handguns in one of the victim’s pockets.

“Lab tests showed the gun had been wiped clean,” reports the St. Petersburg Times. “No fingerprints were on it — not Victor’s, not anyone’s.” Either the mortally wounded teenager — despite being nearly cut in half by Ard’s cruiser — managed to wipe the gun clean in the seconds before he died, or Ard planted a “drop gun” to provide a retroactive pretext for his pursuit of the teenager.

After seeing the video, an investigator for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement asked Ard if he had planted the gun. The subject was promptly dropped when Ard denied that he had done so.

According to Klinger, Ard’s use of a Taser in these circumstances was impermissible: “You don’t Taser people in circumstances that increase the likelihood of injury unless they’re a suspect for something like rape or murder.”

Assuming that Ard’s second story is correct, Victor Steen was suspected of what Judge Simon called a “non-criminal” infraction — hardly the kind of thing that justifies the use of lethal force. However, Judge Simon placed his imprimatur on Ard’s lethal actions by insisting that Steen precipitated the chase by engaging in “unprovoked flight” from Ard, which created a “reasonable suspicion of criminal activity.”

This neatly closes the circular argument: Ard didn’t commit a crime by murdering Victor Steen, because the young man — a mere Mundane, after all — made a criminal of himself by fleeing the armed stranger who eventually killed him for no reason.



When Police Videos Go Missing - The Tennessean reports on its front page today that 1,300 dash cam videos from the Nashville police department have been erased. The police department blames the video camera vendor. The vendor blames the police department. More disturbing, DUI defense attorneys interviewed by the paper who had sought video of their clients’ arrests were told by the police department that the videos didn’t exist, not that they had been erased.

"Shit's gettin way too complicated for me. There are white folks, and then there are ignorant mutherfuckers like you! You can put lipstick on a pig. Sorry ass mutherfucker's got nuttin on me. I inhaled frequently - that was the point. Pot helped, and booze. A little blow when you could afford it. Junkie, pothead. That's where I'd been headed. You ain't my bitch nigger, git your own damn fries!"
-Barack Hussien Obama Soetoro, Dreams From My Father MP3



Obama's in charge of growing Gangsta Govt's opium supply, so he gets the best shit

The $1-million speeding ticket


Police with the black Mercedes Benz they caught doing 180mph

Swedish motorist facing world's biggest speeding fine from robot speed camera

In Knoxville TN, even the cops shoot traffic scameras. In USA, 85% of drivers just ignore the tickets and throw them away, without penalty. 80% of revenue from traffic scameras is exported to private companies in Australia and Communist China.

The shootout at the Battle of Athens TN began over speeding tickets...in 1946.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

FTP: Bikers stop to help trooper, blamed for crashing copcar


Bikers stop to help trooper, blamed by trooper to cover his own ass for being a bad driver

Speeding motorcyclist taunts state trooper trapped in crashed car

A state trooper rolled his car multiple times while chasing two reckless motorcyclists, one of whom returned to taunt the injured trooper trooper, officials said.



The incident happened on the northbound ramp from Interstate 5 to State Route 599 at approximately 6:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Washington State Patrol Trooper Cliff Pratt said the trooper was chasing a group of at least nine members of a south King County motorcycle group who were speeding dangerously and getting too close to cars. As the trooper tried to close in on the fastest biker, he told Pratt that two other bikers cut him off.

"Had he not slowed down and slammed on the brakes, he would have hit them," Pratt said. "At his speed that made him lose control."

The trooper's vehicle rolled several times, finally landing in a ditch alongside the ramp.

"It's infuriating when all we're trying to do is enforce the laws in the state of Washington and protect the public, said Pratt. "Obviously these motorcycles traveling at 100 miles per hour with no regard for the safety of anybody else is a huge problem for us in this area."

As he waited for help to arrive, one of the motorcyclists he'd been chasing returned to the scene, Pratt said. The motorcyclist parked across the street, approached the mangled patrol car on foot, then laughed and clapped at the injured and bleeding trooper before speeding off.

"Now you're talking about a state trooper who rolled his car several times. He's obviously injured, pinned inside his vehicles and you've got a couple of motorcyclists who really don't care whether this trooper lives or dies at this point, to the point where they think it's funny," Pratt said.

Investigators believe they have the motorcyclists' registration information, Pratt said, and they are searching for the two people. No description was available.

Passersby stopped to help and call 911, and the trooper was pulled out of his car by emergency crews and taken to Harborview Medical Center where he was treated for serious injuries, including a head injury. He was released early Wednesday morning.

He was identified as 46-year-old Brian Salyer of Spanaway. He is a 22-year veteran of the force.

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HAHA. That's all I have to say. What goes around comes around. The cop would have been clapping if the motorcyclist had crashed. Funny when the tables are turned!

That takes balls.

texting and driving are dangerous combo. then add a high speed chase too it.

Well... If he didn't have his lights on behind the bike, then technically he wasn't pulling the motorcycle over, and it's still only a speeding/reckless ticket. You guys get all excited like "OOh. He's going to get what's coming to him. Poor cops.". But down here on earth and in reality, usually nothing major comes of it.

I had an experience near Tukwila with the W.S.P. a couple of years ago. I got pulled over for no reason by an old grey haired motorcycle cop. I had a bag of garbage in the back of my truck which contained a couple of beer cans, I got hauled in for D.U.I. and my vehicle got towed. I passed the breathalyzer so they wrote me a speeding ticket (which I later proved I didn't do in court) Then they dropped me of in a parking lot 10 miles away from where my truck was towed to. So I had to hire a cab to get back to my truck then pay $350.00 to get my truck out. I also missed work that day. I have seen with my own eyes how unprofessional some of these cops are. I wouldn’t be surprised if in this current situation it was an old man on a Honda 90 and the W.S.P. just wanted to test out there new pepper spray and billy clubs.

Sorry to say it but the whole thing doesn't add up. Use your critical thinking skills folks.

ps: who is the hot looking Military babe in the lower photo...right side of the WSP car..? 10+ bay-ba..!

yeah..who did pull the cop out of the car? was it by chance one of the motorcycle riders that pulled over to help?

In the still picture above it looks like there are four, maybe five motorcyclists standing there. Are they part of the 9 bikes that the trooper was chasing?

I love how KOMO stated that it was a Ruff Ryder on a white & Blue GSXR... No clue who that could be.. LOL Then went on to say that Ruff Ryders are the equivellant to the Hells Angel's but a sport bike club. LOL Obviously KOMO did not research at all on the motorcycle set, because that is so far off! Understand what you are reporting before you start telling the public unresearched facts. The trooper was not injured or bleeding as he was sitting in his car on his cell phone calling disbatch, completely embarassed. If you are going to try and clip bikers to make them crash & end up crashing yourself, then the only people that stop to come to your aid are bikers, then you want to faulsly report to the news.. Your just a punk cop trying to abuse your power. There were about 30 bikes that stopped to make sure he was OK and stayed with him until other WSP arrived. KOMO is faulsly reporting this story, just from the troopers stand point, of course they dramatized the whole situation. I will never believe anything I ever see on the news again!

Has anyone noticed that KOMO has changed the above story from what they reported since last night? It now says that 2 bikes cut the patrol car off and he slammed on the brakes to avoid hitting them thus causing him to lose control of his vehicle.
Also, they are reporting what officer Pratt said or was told by officer Brian Salyer. Keep in mind officer Salyer was the driver of the patrol car that rolled 5-6 times that resulted in serious injuries including a head injury. I wish Salyer a fast a full recovery. supposedly there were more than 30 bikes..where are all the witnesses and video from this incident? I am sure that some of the riders had helmet cams and we know the patrol car has a camera. Video is the only way we will know what really happened.....

Sadly, I have not seen one question as to how Pratt knew the biker taunted and ran. So, now I'll ask. How did Pratt know that a biker came back and taunted the trooper? Was it the trooper with the head injury that reported it? BTW I do hope the trooper makes a complete recovery; however, IF he caused this--I hope that he is also prosecuted.

Awesome. Sounds like the cop got overly agressive in his pursuit and paid the price for his hubris. The public doens't need rambo lone-ranger cops because their actions put the public at greater risk. This is one case out of 100 where the cop is punished for his foolish behavior rather than the public. In this case natural laws punished the guilty. I add my voice in mockery.

his whole story sounds made up from the cops point of view. Lets see the cop vid of the chase. More like in a hurry to get to the donut shop.

With all the stories in the news about various cops doing stooopid and dangerous stuff to citizens, why would you think there isn't a population out there that hates them ? Sometimes deserved...maybe sometimes not,,,,,,but hates them none the less.

Cops LIE all the time, they really lie to get out of a jam they cause. We had a cop in Hawaii that rolled his car and claimed there was a drug deal going on he was chasing. Turns out he was drinking on the job and rolled his car chasing deer. Do NOT believe everything you hear from the police.

What makes you guys think he isn't lying about the whole thing and drunk on the job like this cop that rammed into 3 motorcycles at a stoplight and killed one?

Car 64 Where Are You? Blount County deputy sheriff flipped off by sportbiker for shooting and killing his dog, lured to his demise on the Dragon at Deals Gap

See also:

Rockford cop indicted for murder of cop riding sportbike to work in Blount County by intentionally ramming him without warning

Police Pursuit in Pursuit of Policy: Cops kill 500 Americans every year in chases, including 1/3rd innocent bystanders

THP and Blount County sheriff aid politician who killed sportbiker in hit-and-run crash

Officer Jack McLamb says you have a Constitutional right to travel without driver license internal passort, nor vehicle registration rent tax, nor traffic tickets

Proposed Law Would Put Video Cameras In All Cars To Arrest Drivers

Big Brother facial recognition cameras being rolled out in NCP car parks to arrest pedestrians

Speed cameras have caused 28,000 accidents in a decade

Hundreds of videocams per airliner to arrest each and every airline passenger in case they sweat or go to the toilet

Cops taked naked photos of all airline passengers under penalty of death

Fraternal Order of Police defend arrest of citizens who videotape cops

“Put some faith and trust in our authority figures. You can’t name 10 incidents where a citizen video has shown a police officer to have lied on a police report.”
-Jim Pasco, Fraternal Order of Police national director



Friday, August 6, 2010

Wheelie Hell of Death on the Dragon


Rider died within sight of the Tree Of Shame at Deals Gap Motorcycle Resort, and nobody noticed. No comment by CROT.

"After a fun week-end tragedy strikes the Dragon. Details are sketchy, but apparently the body of a rider missing since Monday was found down the bank at Wheelie Hell corner on the North Carolina side of the Dragon. The body was discovered when another biker wrecked in the same corner and saw the wreckage. This is the first fatality of the year near the Dragon. Technically it was not on the 11-miles of the Dragon. Please ride safe."
-TailOfTheDragon.com, August 3, 2010

"No major incidents that I'm aware of until Monday, when a rider went off at the top of the hill in front of the resort, and wasn't found until the following day when apparently another rider went off on the same (first) turn and saw the previous wreckage. Please be careful out there and remember to let your tires warm up and get sticky before riding your usual pace, no matter what kind of vehicle you're on/in."
-Killboy.com, Update 4 August 2010

ETR: Body of Missing Rider Found - "I'll quote from unnamed sources. According to what I was told the dude left at around noon on Monday headed up the hill to make a run. He never came back and they started looking for obvious signs of someone crashing, I.E. skid marks, scratches in the roadway etc. They never located him. He was with a group staying at the CROT and they said he mentioned maybe taking a ride somewhere else. They also said he had a video recorder on his bike and may have filmed his accident. It was also stated he had some sort of issues with his brakes recently and maybe he could not stop. They also said he has been on the Dragon several times and one would think he knew that corner turned left. They reportedly called Blount county sheriffs office to report him missing but no one really knew where he could be so no extensive search was implemented at that time. Also as far as I heard there was no other accident at that scene that caused someone to see the wreckage and call police. One of the workers at the CROT just went and looked over there and found him. *This is what I heard* It does not make it fact....."






BCSO has no knowledge of its search for missing rider

Fatality CONFIRMED by The Dragonator

Graham County Sheriff Office confirmed the death via telephone call. Graham and Swain County Sheriffs have a mutual aid agreement. Blount County Sheriff Office and Swain County Sheriff Office Communications depts had no knowledge of the crash. NCHP worked the crash and told the Dragonator the rider was Michael J Cupp of Middlestown, Ohio. NCHP crash report only listed the bike as a 1999 Kawasaki. Whether a cruiser, tourer or sportbike is unknown. Trooper Aaron Ammons knows the answer. VIN JKAZX4G18XA02 matches a ZX600-G.

Troop G, District VI
Swain County
US 19 North
Bryson City,NC 28713
(828) 488 - 2184
(828) 488 - 2185 fax




UPDATE - Missing Rider Information

Hi guys/gals of ETR. My name is Ike. I am the organizer of the annual meetup of "motorcycle videographers" at Deals Gap/Tail of the Dragon. This was our fourth annual meetup at this great location. I'll do my best to describe what happened.

We lost Michael J. Cupp around mid day on August 2. There was a rain storm move in at CROT and TOD shortly after Mike started to make his third or fourth run up the mountain from the resort. He was alone and was not trying to catch or keep up with our small band of riders who set out 20 minutes or so before Mike ventured out. He chose to remain with another rider back at the resort, and decided to make another run before the rain came. Our group waited for Mike's return, but knew that he was a safe and excellent rider and had been on the dragon many times. Not only with our group but on his own for many years. We thought in the first couple of hours that he might have chosen to check out Happy Valley Rd in lieu of riding TOD in the pouring down rain. We thought that he might have bike problems and was left stranded, and worse case, run off of the road in an attempt to return to CROT. My last conversation with him was regarding how we were going to measure the sag on both of our bikes and make some tweaks that night if necessary. We had enough hands there to make that a pretty easy task that would give us something to do with one of our evenings hanging out at the resort.

Anyways, we waited for the weather to pass and for the road to dry, but trying to conduct a search during peak time is near to impossible as many of you know. My girlfriend and I made a run out to Happy Valley Road to look around out there for Mike, also with no luck in finding him. We called the Blount county sherriff department, and the dispatch said that they would send an officer out and keep an eye out for Mike. We started our extensive search after night fall with flashlights along the entire road for any sign of someone running off. Looking for turned up gravel or any signs of a motorcycle leaving the road at all of the cliffs and especially close to those where no trees or mountain side would have caught him. We looked until around 3AM on the TOD. No sleep that night for those searching. We were all hoping for the sound of Mike coming down the mountain to the resort with a tale of getting stranded somewhere over in the GSMNP and having to get a tow.

With no luck in our searching, we called Blount county again on Tuesday morning from the DGMCR store, and we also were able to get Brad involved. He was getting everyone organized for an extensive search with the mule along the trails below the common places where riders have "disappeared". Ten minutes after that search was conducted, Mike's lifeless body was found in the corner at the top of "wheelie hell" by one of the DGMCR staff. The bike was upright in a balanced position between two trees. Mike was found lying on a large rock lying face down. One of our guys searched 20 feet from that particular spot in our attempts to find Mike on our own, and could not see him because of the brush. There was not a mark or a skid on the road or in the gravel where the bike left the pavement. However, there appeared to be a fresh tire skid coming down the mountain crossing the double yellow intersecting the line at which Mike was taking to make the corner. It appeared that he may have uprighted the bike to avoid striking someone crossing that line, but of course we are not sure.

His father and brother left Ohio and arrived to get Mike's pickup truck on Thursday morning around 9:30AM at DGMCR. His father asked that we leave a memorial on the tree of shame.

Don't take life for granted, each moment that we are given is a blessing.


Pirate attacks Corvette with lack of countersteering skills, same week as this fatal crash

The link to the obituary

CUPP, Michael J. Age 39, of Hamilton, died August 2, 2010 in Swain County, North Carolina. He was born August 11, 1970 in Hamilton, Ohio the son of Larry and Paula (Combs) Cupp. He attended Fairfield High School. He was employed by Pjax Inc. in West Chester, Ohio. He loved riding motorcycles and working with his hands. He is survived by his mother, Paula Cupp; father, Larry (Sue) Cupp; brother, Wayne (Jenny) Cupp; grandparents, Alpha (Donnie) Hume; cousin, Paula Cupp (Randy) Romer; nieces, Amber Cupp and Emily Cupp; nephew, Christopher Cupp and many other family members. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Robert and Mildred Cupp, Pearl and Georgia Combs and aunt, Kathy Cupp. Funeral service will be Saturday, August 7, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Weigel Funeral Home, 980 NW Washington Blvd., Hamilton with Pastor Dale French officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park. Visitation will be Friday, August 6th from 5-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family request donations to your favorite charity. Online condolences are available at www.weigelfuneralhome.com




Reports on fatal crashes appear to be public records in NC, though some crash reports are still secret if NCHP caused the crash.

Map of fatalities on the Dragon - One previous fatal crash at Wheelie Hell curve, a deceptively spooky left-hand kink up the hill in front of CROT, if a rider doesn't already know how far he can lean without scraping. Note that 99.999% of riders don't wheelie on Wheelie Hell Hill, which is actually the first Beginners End. Perhaps a decreasing radius, or a right/left whip rather than a 45-degree kink, looking at the satellite photo.

USDOT's Hurt Report proves that 90% of riders don't know what Countersteering is, since all state police censor that word from motorcycle rider tests, thanks to greed by MSF's cop-run riding schools. That would explain why this dead rider didn't leave any skidmarks to find him by. Failure to countersteer feels like the handlebars are welded straight. Bikes steer in the opposite direction of a curve, in order to make the bike lean. Bikes steer in the opposite direction to cars and trikes.



Order your Countersteering Warning stickers from the Dragonator today!

Did this this death result from the ban of Blount County Rescue Squad this month?

At least one other TN rider crashed there, riding a wheelie up Wheelie Hell straight. He broke his leg and lay there for several hours, undiscovered. A very skilled sportbike rider, with a little ADD on prescription speed. Just tried to ride the wheelie too long. He lived to tell the tale, and continued to ride long wheelies on 129.

Looks like this corner needs a yellow ribbon tied between the old oak trees, as previously done at Rocket Corner at Calderwood Dam, after that undiscovered fatal crash nightmare.




REALITY CHECK

MOTORCYCLE CRASH FACES OF DEATH - Not even safety gear can help you survive Uncle Scam's defective highway designs, and automobiles built for roadkill.

Crash victims who die as a result of medical malpractice are still listed as dying from a crash. Medical doctors murder over 2-million Americans every year, the leading cause of death in USA, equivalent to six jumbo jets falling out of the sky every day. Ambulance crews are now murdering crash victims to harvest their organs, which can only be harvested from living bodies, at a gross profit of $500,000 per murder victim, whether or not the victim was gullible enough to sign an organ donor contract.

Stick and ball sports kill 200,000 healthy young Americans every year, from sweating.

Only 4,000 to 5,000 bikers die per year in USA. This proves motorcycle riding is one of the safest things you could ever do.

"For decades, speed was the subject of the most widespread slogans drummed into the public. 'Speed kills' and 'slow down and live' are familiar ones peddled by the National Safety Council. The findings showed a more complex picture of the role of speed than had ever been assumed before. Accident involvement rates are at a minimum at speeds between fifty and seventy five miles per hour. Although obviously the severity of accidents is greater at higher speeds, the study revealed that considering accident frequency rates and severity, the number of injuries per vehicle miles traveled is at its minimum [up to six times lower]. The law embodies an invincible rationale: 'He had an accident; therefore he violated the law.' No distinction is made between responsibility for the accident and responsibility for the injury due to unsafe vehicle design or construction. Manslaughter charges are filed routinely against drivers; there is yet to be recorded any similar charges against the manufacturers for vehicle defects. A typical police traffic accident report has a list of 'contributing circumstances' which the officer is to check off: 'Speed too fast; failed to yield right of way; drove left of center; improper overtaking; passed stop sign; ran traffic signal; improper lights; had been drinking; and other improper driving.' Thus the driver is heir to all the dangers created by the automobile designers, not only in terms of bodily injury but also in terms of legal exposure. The result of this drastic imbalance in the law is the very poor quality of accident investigation in this country. Consequently, enforcement of the law brings no pressure on the car makers to increase the safety of their vehicles."
-Ralph Nader, attorney at law and presidential candidate, from "Unsafe at Any Speed: The Designed-In Dangers of the American Automobile", quoting David Soloman in "Accidents on Main Rural Highways Related to Speed, Driver and Vehicle," FHwA (1964). Nader forced GM and VW to start using CV joints, anti-sway bars and proper independent suspensions that don't roll over at 20 mph.

"One hundred forty years ago, the Royal Society in England warned against the railroads, claiming that at speeds over 30 miles per hour, the air supply to the passenger compartment would be cut off and people would die from asphyxiation. And the college of physicians in Munich, for its part, warned that at 30 mph, travelers would suffer headaches, vertigo and possible lose their sight because of a blurring effect. Over 30 mph great catastrophies were predicted, because everyone knew that even a twig would shatter the wheels."
-Jules Burgman, ABC News, NASA Langley Research Center, The Impact of Science on Society, NASA SP-482, NASA Scientific and Technical Information Branch, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1985


The illegal speed limit on the Dragon is 30 mph... The reason it's illegal to set low speed limits is they put drivers to sleep, causing a 600% increase in crashes according to USDOT. The only legal speed limit is set by measuring the 85th-Percentile Speed, based on the average speed of traffic, during daylight, without rain or fog, at the end of a straight, not counting trucks or slow vehicles, without a police presence. This is literal democracy in a republic.

However, not setting any speed limits at all is even safer, according to USDOT, since that forces drivers to pay maximum attention. Driving 212 mph on the curvy German Autobahn at night in the rain in 130 mph commuter traffic is safer than 55 mph on a straight interstate in USA. Seems Mother Nature's DNA survival instinct is more powerful than a Police State, and the Constitutionsal right to travel is more powerful than the Communist Manifesto.

"Government control of communications and transportation."
-Communist Manifesto, 6th Plank




THE DRAGONATER WINS IN TRAFFIC COURT AT DEALS GAP, RAISES SPEED LIMIT TO 65 MPH ON THE DRAGON - NOLLE PROSEQUI BY BLOUNT COUNTY ATTORNEY GENERAL. NO TESTIMONY, HEARING NOR TRIAL WHATSOEVER. 60 MPH SPEEDING TICKET DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE, COSTS PAID BY THE STATE, IN BLOUNT COUNTY GENERAL SESSIONS COURT WITH JUDGE BREWER. THP TROOPER RANDALL HUCKEBY ADMITTED ON VIDEOTAPE DURING TRAFFIC STOP THAT ALL SPEEDING TICKETS NORTHBOUND ON US129 AT MILE MARKER 0.5 ARE FEDERAL JURISDICTION, NOT STATE JURISDICTION (VIDEO BY THE DRAGONATER). HUCKEBY WAS ALSO CAUGHT ON VIDEO SPEEDING AT 60 MPH ON THE DRAGON, WITHOUT THE MANDATORY EMERGENCY LIGHTS AND SIREN REQUIRED FOR IMMUNITY FROM PROSECUTION (VIDEO BY THE DRAGONATER). TDOT ADMITTED IN WRITING THAT THE MANDATORY TRAFFIC ENGINEERING SURVEY SPEED AUDIT WAS NEVER PERFORMED, IN VIOLATION OF TN CODE, THUS THE POSTED 30 MPH SPEED LIMIT ON THE DRAGON REVERTS TO THE DEFAULT 65 MPH IN TN CODE. THE DRAGONATER ALSO MADE VIDEO OF TROOPER HUCKEBY SPEEDING UP TO 60 MPH ON THE DRAGON IN A 30 MPH ZONE, WITHOUT MANDATORY EMERGENCY LIGHTS NOR SIREN, IN VIOLATION OF TN CODE, AND PERJURY IN HIS PERSONNEL FILE, WHICH SHOWED HIS $100,000+ SALARY. 2007 TDOT SAFETY AUDIT REPORT CONFESSED THAT THP'S JOB IS TO BAN ALL COMMERCIAL BUSINESSES ON THE DRAGON, SO THP TICKETS INCREASED 11,400% IN BLOUNT COUNTY. THP'S STALKER RADAR OPERATOR MANUAL CONFESSED THAT RADAR CANNOT MEASURE THE SPEED OF VEHICLES WITHIN 18 MPH OF ACTUAL SPEED. WATCH THIS SPACE FOR FULL EVIDENCE FILE. UPDATE 7 MARCH 2011