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WINNEMUCCA, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) — Imagine getting pulled over for a traffic stop, and instead of getting a ticket, the officer takes your money. All of it.
It happened to one man recently, who was driving on Interstate 80 through Northern Nevada. Now, he is fighting back.
It’s a case that focuses on our rights: Can law enforcement take your money or property, even if you are not charged with a crime?
John Olson (Ohlson Law): It is not against the law to have and to own U.S. currency. It is not against the law to think about committing a crime, and even to plan it inside your own little mind (as long as you don’t involve anybody else in this planning). It is not against the law to be travelling on an interstate highway with cash in your possession—no matter the reason you have the money with you. So when law enforcement stops you on the highway, no matter what the circumstances are, and they ask to search your car, TELL THEM NO! If they abuse the law and take your money, it will be up to you to get it back. Stopping this behavior is up to all of us. Demand your rights. Demand that law enforcement plays it straight.
Miles From Nowhere
Chad Wallin Reed was charged with Murder in the First Degree, and tried before a jury in the Superior Court of the State of California, Plumas County, City of Quincy. The case arose out of the invasion of Chad’s isolated mountain property by six men who had returned to steal again from Chad. Chad chased the men approximately nine miles to a remote meadow where he fired an assault weapon into their car, killing one and wounding two. NBC’s program Dateline filmed much of the trial and presented a special on October 18, 2013.
Together with co-counsel Richard Young, I had the privilege of representing Chad at the six-week trial. This is the second time in 2013 that one of my cases has been a feature on Dateline. To see the program, click on the videos.
“Dateline NBC” will air a two-hour special Friday about the murder of a 16-year-old girl almost two years ago near Wendover on the Nevada-Utah border.
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