Seymour Police in Action

Derby, CT

#21 Jul 1, 2009
abc wrote:
US Supreme Court Ruled on this issue !!!!!
"In sum, the balance of the State's interest in preventing drunken driving, the extent to which this system can reasonably be said to advance that interest, and the degree of intrusion upon individual motorists who are briefly stopped, weighs in favor of the state program. We therefore hold that it is consistent with the Fourth Amendment".
To help clarify a few things. In the case of Michigan vs. Stits, the Supreme Court did rule that Sobriety Checkpoints were in fact UnConstitutional. Although it was later overturned, Justice Renquist did declare that it was in fact UnConstitutional:

Chief Justice Rehnquist began his majority opinion by admitting that DUI sobriety checkpoints do, in fact, constitute a "seizure" within the language of the Fourth Amendment. In other words, yes, it appears to be a blatant violation of the Constitution. However, he continued, "...it's only a little one, and something has to be done about the "carnage" on the highways caused by drunk drivers." The "minimal intrusion on individual liberties," Rehnquist wrote, must be "weighed" against the need for -- and effectiveness of -- DUI roadblocks. In other words, the ends justify the means.

There is no such thing as a "Little" violation of the 4th or any right for that matter. The Bill of Rights was written/composed for the common man to read and understand - to understand that those right are guaranteed. Can you imagine telling troops to fight wars based on, "You are fighting a war to protect a little bit of freedom or freedom deemed with exception?

The Supreme Court ruled unconstitutionaly and like anything else, you can ignore that ruling. If you think about it, when do they setup checkpoints for Cell Phone usage, or people eating and driving, from license & registration? Because they know it is intrusive. If the law is NOT effective then it is unconstitutional to enforce it. Checkpoints for DUI arrest are ineffective and the numbers prove it. The only arrests and citations they make are for registration & licensing etc.(Hoping you don't go with, "Well even getting one DUI arrest makes it worthwhile") We both know that the end doesn't justify the means. I am totally against the act of drinking & driving, but I also believe that we are a nation of laws, not men.
abc

Branford, CT

#22 Jul 2, 2009
the fact is... In a 6-to-3 decision, the Court held that the roadblocks did not violate the Fourth Amendment. The Court noted that "no one can seriously dispute the magnitude of the drunken driving problem or the States' interest in eradicating it." The Court then found that "the weight bearing on the other scale--the measure of the intrusion on motorists stopped briefly at sobriety checkpoints--is slight." The Court also found that empirical evidence supported the effectiveness of the program.
louis s santo III

Bath, ME

#23 Jul 4, 2009
hey abc i'm not hard to find and the fbi has all the info to prosecute and the derby court sequino just wont hear it even though a federal agent anounced it in derby court in 2006 to hand it over to me. Coruption at its finest the court is corrupt the seymour cops are crap ewen's family admitted it on tape and the cops just keep lieing
louis

Bath, ME

#24 Jul 13, 2009
john kerwin is handling cases he's a witness for can you say paid off. Then again the FBI must be helping him steal and be corupt
shelton

Bath, ME

#25 Jul 16, 2009
the seymour ct pd will steal from you blind because they think its funny goodmaster collin all of them they'll steal from you just so they can laugh that you cant do anything about it bunch of scum .... one those people that they hurt are going to hurt them bad
honesty best policy

Bath, ME

#26 Jul 17, 2009
ewen family thieves scum. ewen family can not be respected or allowed to get away with the theft they are trash and any and all should be notified of there criminal act and treat them as such the seymour police department needs to be dismantled and rebuilt the detectives are not qualified to handle any investigation and the judge sequino needs to open her blind eyes. The outrage of a police department and court system conducting themselves in this manor is criminal
abc

Branford, CT

#27 Aug 3, 2009
u r crazy !
Concerned Citizen

Derby, CT

#28 Aug 3, 2009
Yup, they are Nazis who don't even know how to do their job. "Uh...Huh..You have to obey an officers command" Since when?
honest and truthful

Shelton, CT

#29 Aug 4, 2009
some people need to bring out the criminal activity of the world and show it to everyone that the court system is a humiliation and the police are criminals with a badge. The judge sequino signs warrants without the proper information she bases her findings on personal views not sold evidence. Judges don't conduct themselves as a neutral mediator they rath take a side before the case is presented which is criminal. Humiliation they bring to themselves is enormous and I wouldn't have the nerve to show myself in public if I were them. facts are fact these parties the court and state's attorney's and lawenforcement continue to prove these facts repeatedly over and over again.
dick

Southport, CT

#30 Aug 9, 2009
coruption in seymour starts with the first selectman cut the snakes head off and get rid of him then maybe these keystone cops will straighten out but then again once a keystone cop always a keystone cop
Alpa Chino

Derby, CT

#31 Aug 10, 2009
dick wrote:
coruption in seymour starts with the first selectman cut the snakes head off and get rid of him then maybe these keystone cops will straighten out but then again once a keystone cop always a keystone cop
How does it start with the First Selectman?
over seeing

Derby, CT

#32 Dec 23, 2011
john kerwin and judge kaplin's mental incompetency should prevent them from performing any judgements. judge kaplan's mental illness is severe. john kerwin's vicious conduct towards individuals that have evidence to prove their innocence and they proceed even though they are not guilty. the derby court is a humiliation!
W Brown

East Hampton, CT

#33 Dec 24, 2011
You think that is a legitimate complaint???? You are your own worst problem. I hope you really don't think that if you move, the Fairfield Police would tolerate your slambing a door in their face when they show up to serve a warrant any more than the Seymour Police, do you?

Act that stupidly and you will get the predictable response anyplace you go.
Stephen A Murzin

Seymour, CT

#34 Dec 24, 2011
John R Public wrote:
Hi folks. There are some good police officers out there. A seymour policeofficer saved my life once. its funny how people dont like police until they are needed. give them police a break please they do their job well and do societys dirty work. john q pubic get your head examined.
I agree. I haven't met a bad Seymour cop yet. Though one or two could use a refresher course on their oath to defend the Constitution.

My daughter waits for the New Haven school bus which arrives close to 6am. Some mornings a car would come around and the driver would stop to make conversation with her. After explaining the situation to the Seymour police they were out there the next morning. Although it turned out that the man delivered newspapers, it was the Seymour police who acted and resolved the issue.

I don't agree with stopping drivers to see if they have been drinking but I can say, that for the most part I trust a good group of the men & women who work for SPD. Trust is everything.
Butterfly

Beacon Falls, CT

#35 Dec 28, 2011
Yeah ok...... Concerned Citizen or is it Seymour Police in Action?

Which person is it today? One minute some losers praise the cops then they assume one of their multipersonalities and post youtube videos criticizing and comparing the SPD to the gasetpo.

No credibility.

Which is it today. SPD are the gestapo and they should be investigated or they are your heros?

Some people are just a bunch of hypocrits with too much time on their hands who have to start looking for a job or even a constructive hobby! Try basket weaving!

Cowards and haters make me laugh!
Stephen A Murzin

Seymour, CT

#36 Dec 29, 2011
Butterfly wrote:
Yeah ok...... Concerned Citizen or is it Seymour Police in Action?
Which person is it today? One minute some losers praise the cops then they assume one of their multipersonalities and post youtube videos criticizing and comparing the SPD to the gasetpo.
No credibility.
Which is it today. SPD are the gestapo and they should be investigated or they are your heros?
Some people are just a bunch of hypocrits with too much time on their hands who have to start looking for a job or even a constructive hobby! Try basket weaving!
Cowards and haters make me laugh!
Relax there citizen. Sounds like someone has gotten under your skin. If your comment was directed at me, I have a job.

The video on SPD can easily be removed so long as the officer contacts me personally and assures me that he has read The Constitution entirely. Is that so much to ask for? I think it was also fair of me to leave his name and identity out of the video.
T Howard

Buena Park, CA

#37 Jul 28, 2013
the police are only have corrupt. i think there might be one or 2 that are still descent officers.the rest suck. thank god they got rid of scott crane finally, hey it only took em 10+ years to do it...even though he would but beer and liquor for underage parties while on duty, and hide drugs of his buddies during a sting. all true i witnessed the liquor and talked to the guy that was buddies with him about scott hiding his 8 ball for him.

then there is the police beating because half are on steroids and get roid rage. or what about them showing up at 3 am to your house and beating the door down to ask a question about someone you know? then barging inside your home without a warrent or invitation? then when you tell them to get out they slam you into the wall, twist your arm behind your back and tell you to make them...oh the joy of seymour indiana...thank god i moved to Los Angeles, i believe there is way less corruption here in this huge city then in seymour. careful you dont give your real name here, they will harrass and beat you within an inch of your life if you do.
T Howard

Buena Park, CA

#38 Jul 28, 2013
oh one more thing to help the public out...if you are pulled over for speeding by them ask to see the radar...if they wont show you then let it go to court and get thrown out, because the law says if you ask and they refuse they cant give the ticket. also if there are a ton of power lines and metal building around the area that will mess with the reading. i went to vincennes for law enforcement and our traffic teacher told us all about it.

gotten me out of 3 tickets over the years.

anything else i can do to help the public in seymour stick to the corrupt people wearing the cops unforms let me know..
Seymour resident

Seymour, IN

#39 Oct 15, 2013
To the ones that are complaining about seymour police. Your the ones, no matter where you lived, whether you lived in brownstown, columbus, Indy, Louisville, it don't matter, you would complain about there police force too.
ron ferrero

Wallingford, CT

#40 Oct 16, 2013
I filed a complaint againt seymour police officer .for multiple lies on a police report and a bias arrest on me after a domestic call. The officer manipulated the police report and lied multiple times.do make sure i had no defence at.court and to cover his a##. Filed a report. Havent heard a thing from them ?????.this officer is bad news who knows you can be next . his lies led to the procecuter .to the judge..and so on to make all very hard on me .when i just defended myself from my exwife..leave seyour are my plans.im afraid to even leave the house wondering if someday be or his buddy officer will pull me over and who knows whats next...

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