5 Blog Posts From the Fifth Amendment Tag


Under the Influence of the Justice System – A Father’s Story: NMA E-Newsletter #519

Under the Influence of the Justice System – A Father’s Story: NMA E-Newsletter #519

This is a story about my twenty-year-old son. To some readers this may be an article that smacks of stupidity and privilege. It may be that both are true but the real point is how hopelessly out of whack law enforcement and related penalties are with the real world. On a Saturday night John exited […]

How to Fight School Bus Stop Arm Camera Programs in Your City

How to Fight School Bus Stop Arm Camera Programs in Your City

In 2014, Texas NMA Member Ted Levitt had the opportunity to advocate against school bus stop arm cameras and school zone speed cameras in a county adjacent to his. With this written testimony (that he also read at the meeting), he was able to help convince the county commissioners to NOT install the cameras after […]

Silence is No Longer Golden

Silence is No Longer Golden

Editor’s Note: In 2013, long time Texas NMA member Ted Levitt wrote this important warning for motorists next time you encounter police during a traffic stop (or anywhere else for that matter).  NMA E-Newsletter #246: Silence is no Longer Golden By Ted Levitt, NMA Member Several years ago the NMA published an article I wrote […]

TheNewspaper.com Roundup: June 4, 2018

TheNewspaper.com Roundup: June 4, 2018

In this week’s TheNewspaper.com Roundup! –Move Over Cams to Ticket Cars traveling speed limit (What?)– –IA Supremes cracks down on CAF auto seizures– –US Supremes Reject Driveway Snooping– Friday, June 1, 2018 Move Over Cameras To Ticket Vehicles Traveling The Speed Limit Drivers who are obeying the speed limit may still be at risk of […]

Civil Asset Forfeiture—Why should we care?

Civil Asset Forfeiture—Why should we care?

Originally created to break drug lords, civil asset forfeiture or CAF has now morphed into an anything-goes situation when it comes to law enforcement confiscating cash and property. Make no mistake, CAF is a constitutional rights issue. The Fourth Amendment protects not only a person’s right to privacy but freedom from arbitrary governmental intrusions. The […]