Man Sentenced to 8 Months in Prison After Flipping Off a Red Light Camera

By Matt Agorist

On Monday, the North Yorkshire Police department took to Twitter to harass and intimidate otherwise entirely innocent people by bragging about a man going to jail who had been caught on one of their traffic cameras flipping it off.

“Top tip: If you want to stay out of trouble, don’t do what this driver did and swear at our mobile safety cameras while driving past in a car fitted with a laser jammer. Today he’s beginning 8 months in jail for perverting the course of justice,” tweeted the department.

According to the police department, “perverting the course of justice” has nothing to do with kidnapping and caging a man who has caused harm to no one and everything to do with detecting lasers and raising one’s middle finger.

Shortly after putting the man’s photo out on Twitter, the police department then released video from their camera to further shame him.

The victim in this case is 67-year-old Timothy Hill, a company director who lives in Grassington, England. The senior citizen, who will now likely lose his job will spend the next 8 months in a cage was a repeat “offender” who was photographed multiple times driving through the red light cameras while flipping the bird.

On three separate occasions, Hill was photographed raising his middle finger as he drove through by the surveillance state devices. Hill was a serial rights flexer, but this apparently angered police who launched an investigation into the 67-year-old—not because he was caught harming someone one—but because he raised his middle finger while using a device that didn’t let police spy on him.

According to the department, police were unable to ascertain his speed but charged him with perverting the course of justice, which he pleaded guilty to at court.

What’s more, to make sure they struck fear into the hearts of any other Brits who’d dare to drive through a red light camera with a laser jammer and a middle finger, the judge went out of his way to make an example of him.

“The judge who jailed Hill said such actions ‘strike at the heart’ of the justice system and his sentence must act as a deterrent to others,” noted the North Yorkshire police department.

Traffic Constable Andrew Forth, who led the investigation for North Yorkshire Police, released the following statement after Hill had to take a guilty plea to avoid an even longer prison sentence:

If you want to attract our attention, repeatedly gesturing at police camera vans with your middle finger while you’re driving a distinctive car fitted with a laser jammer is an excellent way to do it.

It’s also an excellent way to end up in prison. As Hill’s case shows, perverting the course of justice is a very serious charge which carries a custodial sentence.

Luckily, the reaction from many Brits was one of disgust and revolt.

In just the last month, TFTP has reported on three insanely Orwellian cases out of Britain, this being one of them.

The other case involved the kidnapping and caging of a man for making a joke video of his dog “saluting Hitler” to poke fun at his girlfriend. In that case, he harmed no one and was prosecuted for his free speech only.

In another horrific case, Britain’s government is forcing a couple to essentially kill their own baby. Alfie Evans will likely succumb to his illness in the next few days and his parents will have to live with the fact that the British government would not let them seek treatment that could’ve saved his life.

Alfie’s father, Thomas Evans has been attempting to appeal these rulings so the family can fly to the Vatican hospital in Rome, where they have been offered free medical care, with experimental treatments that are not offered in the UK.

Despite the fact that this will come at no cost to the UK government or the hospital, they are legally forcing the family to stay in the UK, where they will be denied medical care because the government decided that it was not worth the effort to keep the boy alive. Even worse, the hospital has not been feeding the child while he is under their care, which is now court mandated.

The residents of North Yorkshire can now rest easy knowing that police are locking up elderly men for raising their middle finger, throwing people in jail for YouTube videos, and sanctioning the death of babies—while a human trafficking and child rape epidemic sweeps the nation going almost entirely uninvestigated by police.

Bravo police state, bravo.

Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world. Agorist is also the Editor at Large at the Free Thought Project, where this article first appearedFollow @MattAgorist on Twitter, Steemit, and now on Facebook.

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26 Comments on "Man Sentenced to 8 Months in Prison After Flipping Off a Red Light Camera"

  1. First, Traveling is a Right, and it is a crime for those who serve within our governments to spy on us.

    Driving a car (not for business) is *NOT a privilege, it is known as “traveling” and it is a Natural Right. SPYING on the American people by any means is a felony, Perjury (breaking the Oath, the US Constitution – supreme Law and supreme Contract for ALL who serve within our governments; breaking their own state’s Constitution – highest Law of the state and second highest contract to which all who serve within that state are under, THEN comes their agency contract), it is FORBIDDEN for those who serve within our governments to do so in ANY manner. It is a requirement that those who serve within our governments – state and federal – PROTECT our Natural rights that is why our governments were created.


    — “If the State converts a right (liberty) into a privilege, the citizen can ignore the license and fee and engage in the right (liberty) with impunity.” Shuttlesworth v. City of Birmingham, Alabama, 373 U.S. 262)

    For years professionals within the criminal justice system have acted on the belief that traveling by motor vehicle was a privilege that was given to a citizen only after approval by their state government in the form of a permit or license to drive. In other words, the individual must be granted the privilege before his use of the state highways was considered legal. Legislators, police officers, and court officials are becoming aware that there are court decisions that disprove the belief that driving is a privilege and therefore requires government approval in the form of a license. Presented here are some of these cases:

    — “The use of the highway for the purpose of travel and transportation is not a mere privilege, but a common fundamental right of which the public and individuals cannot rightfully be deprived.” Chicago Motor Coach v. Chicago, 169 NE 221.

    — “The right of the citizen to travel upon the public highways and to transport his property thereon, either by carriage or by automobile, is not a mere privilege which a city may prohibit or permit at will, but a common law right which he has under the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Thompson v. Smith, 154 SE 579.

    It could not be stated more directly or conclusively that citizens of the states have a common law right to travel, without approval or restriction (license), and that this right is protected under the U.S Constitution.

    — “The right to travel is a part of the liberty of which the citizen cannot be deprived without due process of law under the Fifth Amendment.” Kent v. Dulles, 357 US 116, 125.

    — “The right to travel is a well-established common right that does not owe its existence to the federal government. It is recognized by the courts as a natural right.” Schactman v. Dulles 96 App DC 287, 225 F2d 938, at 941.

    As hard as it is for those in law enforcement to believe, there is no room for speculation in these court decisions (or the US Constitution). American citizens do indeed have the inalienable right to use the roadways unrestricted in any manner as long as they are not damaging or violating property or rights of others. Government – in requiring the people to obtain drivers licenses, and accepting vehicle inspections and DUI/DWI roadblocks without question, etc – is restricting, and therefore violating, the people’s right to travel.

    — Hertado v. California, 110 US 516, the U.S Supreme Court states very plainly: “The state cannot diminish rights of the people.”

    — Bennett v. Boggs, 1 Baldw 60, “Statutes that violate the plain and obvious principles of common right and common reason are null and void.”

    Would we not say that these judicial decisions are straight to the point – that there is no lawful method for government to put restrictions or limitations on rights belonging to the people?

    — “The assertion of federal rights, when plainly and reasonably made, is not to be defeated under the name of local practice.” Davis v. Wechsler, 263 US 22, at 24

    — “Where rights secured by the Constitution are involved, there can be no rule making or legislation which would abrogate them.” Miranda v. Arizona, 384 US 436, 491.

    — “The claim and exercise of a constitutional right cannot be converted into a crime.” Miller v. US, 230 F 486, at 489.

    the Constitution itself answers our question – Can a government legally put restrictions on the rights of the American people at anytime, for any reason? The answer is found in Article Six of the U.S. Constitution:
    “This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof;…shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or laws of any State to the Contrary not one word withstanding.”

    In the same Article, it says just who within our government that is bound by this Supreme Law: “The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution…”

    Our system of law dictates that there are only two ways to legally remove a right belonging to the people. These are:
    1. by lawfully amending the constitution, or
    2. by a person knowingly waiving a particular right.

    Some of the confusion on our present system has arisen because many millions of people have waived their right to travel unrestricted and volunteered into the jurisdiction of the state. Those who have knowingly given up these rights are now legally regulated by state law and must acquire the proper permits and registrations. There are basically two groups of people in this category:

    1. Citizens who involve themselves in commerce upon the highways of the state. Here is what the courts have said about this: “…For while a citizen has the right to travel upon the public highways and to transport his property thereon, that right does not extend to the use of the highways…as a place for private gain. For the latter purpose, no person has a vested right to use the highways of this state, but it is a privilege…which the (state) may grant or withhold at its discretion…” State v. Johnson, 245 P 1073. There are many court cases that confirm and point out the difference between the right of the citizen to travel and a government privilege and there are numerous other court decisions that spell out the jurisdiction issue in these two distinctly different activities. However, because of space restrictions, we will leave it to officers to research it further for themselves.

    2. The second group of citizens that is legally under the jurisdiction of the state are those citizens who have voluntarily and knowingly waived their right to travel unregulated and unrestricted by requesting placement under such jurisdiction through the acquisition of a state driver’s license, vehicle registration, mandatory insurance, etc. (In other words, by contract.) We should remember what makes this legal and not a violation of the common law right to travel is that they knowingly volunteer by contract to waive their rights. If they were forced, coerced or unknowingly placed under the state’s powers, the courts have said it is a clear violation of their rights. This in itself raises a very interesting question. What percentage of the people in each state have applied for and received licenses, registrations and obtained insurance after erroneously being advised by their government that it was mandatory?

    Many of our courts, attorneys and police officials are just becoming informed about this important issue and the difference between privileges and rights. We can assume that the majority of those Americans carrying state licenses and vehicle registrations have no knowledge of the rights they waived in obeying laws such as these that the U.S. Constitution clearly states are unlawful, i.e. laws of no effect – laws that are not laws at all. An area of serious consideration for every police officer is to understand that the most important law in our land which he has taken an oath to protect, defend, and enforce, is not state laws and city or county ordinances, but the law that supersedes all other laws — the U.S. Constitution. If laws in a particular state or local community conflict with the supreme law of our nation, there is no question that the officer’s duty is to uphold the U.S. Constitution.

    Every police officer should keep the following U.S. court ruling in mind before issuing citations concerning licensing, registration, and insurance: “The claim and exercise of a constitutional right cannot be converted into a crime.” Miller v. US, 230 F 486, 489. (End Quote)

    So now those who bother to read know that driving is a right, NOT a privilege that the state gives us and takes away. Everyone should already know that they are NOT allowed to spy on us because they want to, that is criminal action on their part. Can the People (who actually also have to pay for this stuff being USED AGAINST them) destroy those unlawful things with no LAWFUL impunity? They should be able to, but at this moment in time within our nation we are under a “police state”, a huge part of which is IGNORANCE, not only on the part of those who serve within our governments at all levels, but the American people also. This was deliberately done so that America could be destroyed from within, and it is working.

  2. ““The judge who jailed Hill said such actions ‘strike at the heart’ of the justice system…” That is such a sad and disgusting statement against the state of the justice system I have nothing else to say.

  3. Kangaroo court for a thug agency. Here’s me sticking up my middle finger at the corrupt system.!..

  4. 'Michael Gunnells' | April 30, 2018 at 6:23 am | Reply

    Good grief people, the laser jammer got him a jail sentence, not the gesturing.

  5. ReallyBigglyDJT | April 30, 2018 at 6:49 am | Reply

    The British, Chinese and Saudis etc. love being slaves.

    • Ironically, many people prefer fewer choices and limits on their freedoms. For them, life is easier that way.

      • ActaNonVerba | April 30, 2018 at 6:54 pm | Reply

        Also known as drones.

      • PaulRevery | May 1, 2018 at 7:08 am | Reply

        That’s just symptoms of a sickness. The underlying condition being a lack of real men, not a lack of those with an appendage but, a lack of those with a heart for defense of their countrymen, responsibility, nobility, integrity and honor. Good on that man for standing up to the nanny soy boys wielding the law like a bat. The only thing they’ve ever waged war on is decency.

      • ReallyBigglyDJT | May 5, 2018 at 10:06 pm | Reply

        They bring others down with them.

    • ActaNonVerba | April 30, 2018 at 6:54 pm | Reply

      You mean like cnn spectators….

  6. Meanwhile back here in the good old US of A the witch of Benghazi, Bush Criminal Cabal and Obozo the Muslim Clown destabilized the entire Middle East and Africa, sold 20% of our Uranium to Russia and struck up a sweet deal with Iran with nary a harsh word from the lame stream press, Congress or the Senate.

    Lady Justice is currently hog tied, gagged and her eyes gouged out.

  7. Wow! At first I though that this news was coming out of Saudi Arabia or Iran. “Perverting the course of justice”?? Jeeez! Muslims raping white British girls, not problem, but flipping the bird…

    • 'Michael Gunnells' | April 30, 2018 at 7:55 am | Reply

      He was jailed for the laser jammer. Re-read the article. His laser jammer was ‘perverting the course of justice’, because they couldn’t read his speed and give him a ticket.

  8. I think I’m going to make some money out of this story and show these idiots with a broom stick up you know where that there insane unjust and ludicrous way of justice does not reach across the Atlantic.

    F that brittish government and their police! You love your Muslims and their Sharia law then you get shown for what you are….. A cuck government.

  9. BADGER BADGERISM (GRANDWORLDDR | April 30, 2018 at 9:33 am | Reply

    jail for that? what a suck country…meanwhile muslims and blacks rape all your women and none of them go to jail…by the way those same cops are too much of a wuss to capture the rapist but pick on the old white man with money…if you brits ever get a pair and rise up those puss cops would be easy prey

  10. Are there any videos on the web of these pathetic cops in England getting beat up?

    I’d like to see that after this story has made me vomit out of disgust with England’s laws and slaving government and cops.

  11. Rumplestiltskin | April 30, 2018 at 9:39 am | Reply

    If you British morons don’t take your government back soon from those socialist mind-fuques, you may not have a functioning government for long, because tyranny is not government by the people. Our Deep State psychopaths here in America are about to be run out of town and taken to Git-Mo.

    If you don’t do the same in Britain you will become more than just subjects of your Queen !!!

    • Let them be destroyed. They loved colonizing the world and have treated everybody like their property.

      Let this generation of SJW brits be taken over by the cancer they nurtured so much Islam.

      The Brits don’t have the balls to stand up against their government let alone the Muslim take over. They we’re disarmed a long time ago!

      Feel bad for all the good Brits stuck in the middle.

    • “…about to be run out of town and taken to Git-Mo.” Don’t hold your breath!

  12. I can see why George Washington and the colonies stood up to this disgusting assumption of Law and Justice coming from some crooked tooth wig wearing Islam loving judges in England.

    I’m glad they got their rear ends handed to them. Where’s Thanos when you need him to wipe out all corrupt people in government?

  13. The judge in the man finger flipper case is insane and should be removed from the bench! The other cases mentioned show a tragic loss of freedom in the UK!

  14. This article is truly disturbing. I just don’t get it. Truly a finger for 8 months that’s just ridiculous. The court system in where that man was is so corrupt..they need to read the law books…. because there’s something in the law that says you can’t get 8 months for flipping a camera off.. ((((cheese)))).

  15. Britain sucks !

  16. ActaNonVerba | April 30, 2018 at 6:55 pm | Reply

    Hey people of england. Here’s a pointer. Yall out number the the gov’t. Do with that as you will…..

  17. PaulRevery | May 1, 2018 at 7:10 am | Reply

    We call these UK freaks our Ally? I guess that explains our support of ISIS, Al-Qaeda and the Mujaheddin! Long live fascists and fanatics.

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