DHS Checkpoints in TN: No refusal, mandatory blood draws in effect this weekend
The TN Department of Homeland Security, in conjunction with the TN Highway Patrol, will be setting up checkpoints throughout Tennessee this weekend. If you are stopped at one of these checkpoints you will be asked for your papers, and likely administered a sobriety test which could include a forced blood sample!!! If you think you have nothing to worry about, keep in mind that TN DUI Officers have in the past have been warned to arrest more people “or else” which means they have every incentive to meet their quota. Once your blood and DNA is forcibly extracted from you it gets stored in a government database.
Here is the official release from the TN government –
Here is a list of when and where the checkpoints will be located:
If you should happen to not be able to avoid one of the “vampire checkpoints” listed at the above link please take the time to watch the following instructional videos in order to be prepared for your encounter.
10 rules for dealing with law enforcement:
7 rules for recording law enforcement:
DON’T TALK TO LAW ENFORCEMENT – PART I & II:
CITIZENS GUIDE TO SURVIVING POLICE ENCOUNTERS:
PRINT OUT THIS MINI POCKET CARD OF RIGHTS FOR YOUR WALLET OR GLOVE BOX:
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS WHEN ENCOUNTERING LAW ENFORCEMENT (full version):
Video of how to get through a checkpoint:
Please forward this blog on to as many of your fellow Tennesseans that you know to keep them safe from government intrusion.
PS – Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey voted for this and admits his ignorance at how this could possibly be an invasion of privacy. See the video of his own words here: