A real-life horror story: You are a felon and you didn't even know it

Krister Evertson is the type of person we all strive to be: Eagle Scout, National Honor Society member, worker with the deaf and hearing impaired, and all-around law-abiding citizen.

Krister sold raw sodium, which is perfectly legal and used in variety of applications. Raw sodium must be shipped by ground transportation, not through the air. Unbeknownst to Krister, even when he checked off “ground” on the shipping label, UPS may ship by air.

Krister was arrested at gunpoint. He was found not guilty, but the government wouldn’t stop there. After spending $430,000 in tax dollars, the government subsequently tried and convicted Krister for abandoning the ”toxic” materials he clearly and carefully stored under another’s supervision. Krister spent nearly two years in federal prison.

Krister’s story is no far-fetched exception to some arcane law. Thousands of law-abiding citizens have been convicted under the more than 300,000 federal provisions, most of them administrative -- in other words  not passed by Congress -- that carry a criminal penalty.

And this horror story could happen to you. It is estimated that each American commits three felonies a day without ever knowing it. And just as was the case with Krister, many of these regulations carry no requirement that you knew or should have known you were doing something illegal—the intent of your actions is irrelevant.

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yep..

Library Of Congress had a project to list all federal laws. After a few years they ended the project with the conclusion that it can't be done.  -- and that was just attempting to list only the federal laws.

Here is Library Of Congress' answer to the question 'How many federal laws are there?

http://blogs.loc.gov/law/2013/03/frequent-reference-question-how-ma...

How insane is this??  We're all criminals due to our own desires to control others.  IMO - the phrase 'There ought to be a law.' should be responded to with a requirement to spend 8 hours a day for 6 months listing existing laws.  ;' /

from loc.gov, library of congress

Frequent Reference Question: How Many Federal Laws Are There?

excerpt;

 Or as Mr. Gainer characterized this fruitless project: “[y]ou will have died and [been] resurrected three times,” and still not have an answer to this question.

John Barr, you have my firearms talking amongst themselves in the safe, having seen the cartoon.

which one is elected the leader?

This can all end only when Americans stand up and March on DC with their guns and ARREST all those Enemies of the Constitution. We must and have to sacrifice in the name of Liberty and Freedom. Otherwise...this kind of stuff will continue and continue just like any criminal who is not stopped and continues the criminal Spree.

Our government needs to end the practice of allowing criminal penalties for bureaucratic regulations. The people have the authority to make law to the Legislature not the Executive.

We need to clean house in Washington DC and restore the limitations our founding documents placed on the federal government. "For the convenience of government" is an unacceptable attitude and business practice. It needs to die an inglorious death.

Too many "Laws", too much control, too much Power, the Govt has run amok. In Communist countries, or Germany, they feared the Govt. Guess it is our turn.

VOTE TRUMP & END THIS CRAP!!!!

Never talk! Never answer a question by any authority or spy for same. Demand full immunity in writing, from an authority able to guarantee that to you. You just don't know what law you might be breaking so talking is about the worst thing you can do. When you do talk, do so only with you attorney present. 

It will take a class action lawsuit to correct the system. Since we all are affected by these non-congress passed laws we all should sign on and get a whopping 6 trillion dollars from the government.

Be careful what you wish for. Even if "We the people" won the money it would be our own money and the government would raise taxes to get it back, so we wouldn't have it very long.

Better it go to us, than the Welfare Slugs. The truly Needy, are the only ones who should be eligible, and the elminating and vetting should be strict. The Others should be weaned off the Big Teat, tired of them. We'd be rich, if this happened.

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Judicial Watch->  Emails Show Dossier-Connected Obama State Dept Officials Set ‘Face-To-Face’ Meeting On ‘Russian Matter’ Shortly Before 2016 Election

Judicial Watch and the Daily Caller News Foundation on Thursday released 84 pages of documents showing Obama’s State Department was central to pushing the ‘Trump-Russia’ hoax shortly before the 2016 election.

The email exchange between then-Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland and Special Coordinator for Libya Jonathan Winer, a very close associate to Christopher Steele, show them discussing a ‘face-to-face’ meeting in New York on a ‘Russian matter’ in September of 2016.

Via Judicial Watch:

Judicial Watch and The Daily Caller News Foundation today released 84 pages of documents, including a September 2016 email exchange between then-Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland and Special Coordinator for Libya Jonathan Winer, a close associate of dossier author Christopher Steele, discussing a “face-to-face” meeting on a “Russian matter.”

(In June 2016 Nuland permitted a meeting between Steele and the FBI’s legal attaché in Rome. Nuland told CBS News that the State Department knew about the Steele dossier by July 2016.)

According to an op-ed Winer wrote for The Washington Post in 2018, also in September 2016, “Steele and I met in Washington and discussed the information now known as the “dossier… I prepared a two-page summary and shared it with Nuland, who indicated that, like me, she felt that the secretary of state needed to be made aware of this material.”

A September 17, 2016, email exchange between Nuland and Winer – that was classified in the interest of national defense or foreign policy – discusses the political situation in Libya, but also brings up a “Russian matter:”

From: Winer, Jonathan
Sent: September 17, 2016 at 12:40:00 PM EDT
To: Nuland, Victoria J
Subject: Re: Libya Update

Would like to discuss this and a Russian matter.

From: Nuland, Victoria J
Sent: Saturday, September 17, 2016 1:31 PM
To: Winer, Jonathan
Subject: Re. Libya Update

In ny face to face?

From: Winer, Jonathan
Sent: September 17, 2016 at 1:56:05 PM EDT
To: Nuland, Victoria J
Subject: Re: Libya Update

Yes that was [sic] be good.

From: Nuland, Victoria J
Sent: Saturday, September 17, 2016 1:58 PM
To: Winer, Jonathan
Subject: Re. Libya Update

Good. I’ll reach out when im there Sunday. [Redacted]

If Victoria Nuland’s name sounds familiar it’s because she has been on Judicial Watch’s radar for a long time and in many of TGP’s previous reports.

In December 2018, Judicial Watch released documents revealing that Victoria Nuland was involved in the Obama State Department’s urgent gathering of classified Russia investigation information and disseminating it to members of Congress within hours of Donald Trump taking office.

In a related lawsuit, Judicial Watch is suing the State Department communications between Ambassador Nuland and employees of Fusion GPS, as well as top ranking Department of Justice, FBI, and State Department officials.

“The Obama State Department was central to the effort to target President Trump with the Russia smear,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “These new emails further show that senior Obama State Department advanced the Russiagate hoax just before the 2016 presidential election.”

Tom Fitton   @TomFitton
 

BREAKING: Obama State Department was central to the effort to target President @RealDonaldTrump with the Russia smear. New emails show how senior Obama State Department advanced the Russiagate hoax just before the 2016 presidential election.

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