Photo by The Dragonater
THE DRAGONATER WINS IN TRAFFIC COURT AT DEALS GAP, RAISES SPEED LIMIT TO 65 MPH ON THE DRAGON - NOLLE PROSEQUI BY BLOUNT COUNTY ATTORNEY GENERAL. NO TESTIMONY, HEARING NOR TRIAL WHATSOEVER. 60 MPH SPEEDING TICKET DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE, COSTS PAID BY THE STATE, IN BLOUNT COUNTY GENERAL SESSIONS COURT WITH JUDGE BREWER. THP TROOPER RANDALL HUCKEBY ADMITTED ON VIDEOTAPE DURING TRAFFIC STOP THAT ALL SPEEDING TICKETS NORTHBOUND ON US129 AT MILE MARKER 0.5 ARE FEDERAL JURISDICTION, NOT STATE JURISDICTION (VIDEO BY THE DRAGONATER). TDOT ADMITTED IN WRITING THAT THE MANDATORY TRAFFIC ENGINEERING SURVEY SPEED AUDIT WAS NEVER PERFORMED, IN VIOLATION OF TN CODE, THUS THE POSTED 30 MPH SPEED LIMIT ON THE DRAGON REVERTS TO THE DEFAULT 65 MPH IN TN CODE. THE DRAGONATER ALSO MADE VIDEO OF TROOPER HUCKEBY SPEEDING UP TO 60 MPH ON THE DRAGON IN A 30 MPH ZONE, WITHOUT MANDATORY EMERGENCY LIGHTS NOR SIREN, IN VIOLATION OF TN CODE, AND PERJURY IN HIS PERSONNEL FILE, WHICH SHOWED HIS $100,000+ SALARY. 2007 TDOT SAFETY AUDIT REPORT CONFESSED THAT THP'S JOB IS TO BAN ALL COMMERCIAL BUSINESSES ON THE DRAGON, SO THP TICKETS INCREASED 11,400% IN BLOUNT COUNTY. THP'S STALKER RADAR OPERATOR MANUAL CONFESSED THAT RADAR CANNOT MEASURE THE SPEED OF VEHICLES WITHIN 18 MPH OF ACTUAL SPEED. WATCH THIS SPACE FOR FULL EVIDENCE FILE. UPDATE 7 MARCH 2011
FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD: TDOT ROAD SAFETY AUDIT REVIEW, STATE ROUTE 115 (U.S. 129), BLOUNT COUNTY
"The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) has decided to take action in eliminating commercial activity along state right-of-way in the project area. This enforcement is intended to disallow persons from taking photographs of vehicles and motorcyclists with the intent of selling the photographs at a later date. The THP contends this activity is a hazard o public safety. It is recommended that signs be placed at the entrance of each end of the route advising this policy."
-Tennessee Department of Transportation, ROAD SAFETY AUDIT REVIEW, STATE ROUTE 115 (U.S. 129), BLOUNT COUNTY, 25 July 2007 (starring The Dragonater -- but TDOT and foreign contractors can have as many traffic scameras as they want to fleece the sheeple)
"Ethnic cleansing is a purposeful policy designed by one ethnic or religious group to remove by violent and terror-inspiring means the civilian population of another ethnic or religious group from certain geographic areas."
-United Nations Security Council Resolution 780
Martial Law Police State closed the Dragon in 2010
Now I understand why the Deals Gap Chamber of Commerce contacted The Dragonater in a panic when TDOT's Safety Audit was first "published", begging for undercover help in stopping the insane Police State. Even death squad members of the Police State were shocked, and tipped off the "criminal gangs" at Deals Gap via myspace, ETR and youtube. Now that The Dragonater is facing 30 days jail in 2011 -- for the crime of safely riding a bike on the Dragon at a lawful speed -- it's time to bring in the Big Guns proven time and again in the Battle Against Govt Corruption.
Full text of the 2-million-dollar tax increase that "justified" the Police State Martial Law attack on bikers and businesses on the world's most-popular highway. As a result of this report, up to 18 cops patrolled the 11 miles of the Dragon.
This "secret" TDOT report was declassified by a TN Open Records Act Request in 2011 by The Dragonater. The Dragonater was present during this TDOT audit (seen shooting video in photos), and made several recommendations to improve safety, all of which were adopted by TDOT and implemented on the Dragon. None of The Dragonater's recommendations included a Police State, which has now quadrupled the death rate after this "safety" audit.
The Dragonater's Open Records Request also resulted in the signed confession by TDOT that the mandatory Traffic Engineering Survey Speed Audit was NOT performed before lowering the speed limit from 55 to 30 mph on the Dragon. This is a violation of Tennessee Code and TDOT regulations. Thus the 30 mph speed limit is not valid on the Dragon. That's THE LAW, according to The Dragonater's cousin on the Tennessee Supreme Court.
FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD: STALKER DUAL SL RADAR OPERATOR'S MANUAL - From the Stalker factory. It may print better than the scanned copy. Original Stalker DSL website.
FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD: STALKER DUAL SL RADAR OPERATOR'S MANUAL - From the same TN Open Records Act Request by The Dragonater. This THP copy appears slightly different from the copy available from Stalker Corp. Marked: "PROPRIETARY COPYING AND REPRODUCTION RESTRICTED"
Stalker DSR radar error in Fastest Speed Mode - What proves the case for the defendant is the officer's statement that he "... observed a speed of 91 mph in the target window... then locked in a speed of 91 mph." No he didn't. The radar won't permit this. The Stalker Dual has Fastest Speed mode, in which it displays the speed of the fastest vehicle in the radar beam as well as that of the strongest target. Officer Miller was operating his Stalker radar in this mode, monitoring opposite-lane vehicles as they approached his rolling cruiser. In his declaration Officer Miller states: "I activated the forward antenna on the radar unit and observed a speed of 91 mph in the target window. I then locked in a speed of 91 mph." This 91 mph target-speed reading could only have been produced by a vehicle other than the defendant's Porsche Cayenne. Here's why. If the Porsche had been the 91 mph Fastest target, its speed would have appeared in the Stalker's Fastest (middle) speed display window. Only a target that is both strongest (closest) and fastest can appear in the Target window. As an additional safeguard, the speed of a Fastest target can only be locked when it's also the Strongest target. Bottom line: the rookie officer failed to obtain a proper tracking history of the 91 mph target, incorrectly assumed that the speed of a much closer vehicle wouldn't be read by his radar and assumed that the Porsche must have been generating the 91 mph reading. This tells me that Officer Miller is also not telling the truth when he claims to have visually estimated the Porsche's speed at 90 mph. Still feel that a radar detector is unnecessary if you drive the speed limit?
The Truth Behind the Instant-on Radar Scare - POP mode refers to the feature introduced in 2001 by MPH Industries. In POP mode the radar can transmit in a short burst and read a target speed in as little as 0.16 second, in theory, too quick for a radar detector to notice it. QT, or I/O, according to the chatter, is when an officer using non-MPH radar places the radar on standby (called RF Hold in the trade) and not transmitting, and then transmits in similarly short bursts. Net result: no warning from a radar detector. POP mode is merely an automated method of using RF Hold; the operator still must activate the radar by pressing the XMT (transmit) button to check a speed. The only difference is that the radar transmits every time for the same duration, either 0.16 or 0.67 second, depending upon the radar model. Then it returns to RF Hold. POP mode signal bursts are shorter than those from RF Hold because one button-tap performs the sequence. With RF Hold, the operator must press the XMT button a second time, to quell the transmitter. This extra step slows the process, increasing the signal's duration to around 0.20 second on average. Any modern radar with RF Hold capability can transmit and read a target speed in less than about 0.100 second, a conservative estimate and almost as fast as first-generation POP mode. All conventional traffic radar provides Audio Doppler, a tone whose pitch varies according to target speed. It assists in target ID and warns of radar errors, particularly in moving mode. Officers are trained to compare Audio Doppler with target speed, making sure the two roughly correspond, before taking enforcement action. But there's one drawback to Audio Doppler: listening for hours to the high-pitched screech is similar to riding in coach class cross-country listening to Ethel Merman belting out "Everything's Coming up Roses". Engaging RF Hold silences the audio, reason enough for some officers to employ it. Others use it to gain an almost unbeatable edge over radar detectors, which is the reason why no officer I've met believes detectors are effective. Younger officers, more eager to write tickets, tend to use RF Hold more. If you encounter a cruiser whose radar is blasting out a continuous radar signal, it's likely to be an older, more experienced officer. He'll know that a few detector-packing violators may get past him, but so what: there are plenty of other targets. POP mode has never been much of a threat for two reasons: comparatively few of these MPH radars have been sold and, equally significant, it can only be used to briefly sample a target speed which then cannot be locked. Stalker DSL does not have POP, only XMIT/HOLD (transmit/standby).
"Lastly, I want to give everyone a friendly warning. Theres a new Trooper thats been working the Dragon lately, and word around the mountain is that he used to be the #1 ticket writer in Knoxville. Well, it looks like hes trying to get his record back and I have heard of a few that have received tickets for 7-8 over the limit. Fair enough, since the speed limit is only 30 now. I do remember a day, not too long ago, when the limit was 55, then it was turned down to 40 and now in the last few years its become 30. This road can be safely navigated by most at a higher speed, and 40 would be a reasonable speed for all involved, but for whatever reason the powers that be have decided 30 was the best number, although it had been 55 for almost 50 years. Speeders will always speed, but controlled riders will always ride within their abilities and limits. 'nuff said."
-DealsGap.com, 20 June 2009
Huckeby, Randall D
Department: TN DEPT OF SAFETY AT DEALS GAP
Class Title: THP SERGEANT ON THE DRAGON
Current hourly rate: $28.89
FY 2007-08 salary: $60,084.00
Overtime dollars: $10,181.87
Total = $70,265.87
(not counting private part-time employment for "security", nor double-dipping military deployment as MSGT while on police salary, nor benefits)
1,500 tickets per year, #1 Ticket Writer in Tennessee?
14,700% increase in THP tickets on the Dragon
List of the $100,000 salaries of Blount County Sheriff Office, not counting benefits and overtime, requiring a 21% tax increase:
2. to steal; filch. 3. to buy (narcotics). 4. cop out, a. to avoid one's responsibility, the fulfillment of a promise, etc.; renege; back out. 5. cop a plea, a. to plead guilty or confess in return for receiving a lighter sentence. b. to plead guilty to a lesser charge; plea-bargain."
-Random House Unabridged Dictionary
"10% of cops are honest, 10% are dishonest, and 80% wish they were honest."
-Detective Frank Serpico NYPD, Knapp Commission
“I’ll burn your house down, set your dog on fire and there won’t be a member of your family left, do you understand me? I won’t hire it done, I will do it myself! Do you understand me?”
-Blount County sheriff James Berrong, United Stated Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, Nuchols v. Berrong, No. 04-5645, July 11, 2005
"EVERYONE WHO GOES TO DEALS GAP------PLEASE READ THIS-----I'M TRYING TO HELP YOU ALL OUT Hey, just to give you a heads up for next season----we have a new captain in the knoxville district which covers blount county------he has already told us that we will put a stop to the "race track driving" up on the dragon this year------so far what they have said is that the speed limit is 30mph and "ANYONE" caught going 50mph and up will be charged with reckless driving and will be jailed and their bike/car will be impounded-----I am telling you this because i am trying to put the word out to everyone i know----or to people who know people that go up there-----I don't want to have to take people to jail for this---however I have bills to pay and I kind of like having a job---so never the less I have to do what i am told to do-----so the way i see it is that if killboy.com knows and you know and dealsgap.com knows and whoever else can find out can pass this along---it will benefit everybody--------feel free to copy and past this and let everyone know-------if you get caught up there it is only your fault because i am trying to pass the word along for everybody's sake-----we are not just going to come up from the bottom like in years past---they are gonna have us go through cherohala skwy in north carolina and come from the top down to the bottom----so no more free rides on your way back to the state line----they are gonna bring unmarked cars with radio's and have unmarked bikes up there----this will be a joint effort with blount county and the THP-----The entire THP motor unit will be brought in 2 people at a time(for a week long assignment) to be paired up with the local car----they plan on busting tail at least 3-4 times right off the bat---then they will sit back and see what takes place-----these orders came from Nashville Headquarters---we have a complete brand new higher ranking structure from the very tip top spot down----they have said we will work until the problem is solved----just wanted to give you and your friends a heads up..........SIGNED..........Trp Cagle with THP assigned to Blount County Division----(don't come crying to me if you get busted----cause I'm telling you now)"
-a state trooper, Myspace.com, ETR, Gap Paranoia, 01-31-2007
"You may recall a little letter that circulated last winter from a certain TNHP officer Cagle that warned of all this. That officer sacrificed his job basically to get the word out to us, and now works weight scale duty on I-40 as I understand it, as a result."
-Killboy, ETR Forum, Crackdown hurting, August 5, 2007
"I've seen a lot of outrageous things happen in politics since I've been working here, but this tops them all. It's the equivalent of issuing a series of O.J. Simpson autographed steak knives. And no, this isn't a joke. Here's the new rule: Kill a biker, get a highway named after you. As a tourist who has spent a lot of family vacation dollars in Sen. Clabough's district, if those signs go up, you'll never see another penny of mine in Knox or Blount counties."
-Greg Harrison, Vice President of Communications for American Motorcyclist Association, American Motorcyclist magazine, A Monumental Mistake, June 1999
“Please read the enclosure that presents the facts by someone involved in the investigation of this tragic accident. I grew up knowing Sen. Koella for the last 30 years. The bill has been passed and signed. There is NOTHING you can do to change that, and if you choose not to come to Tennessee, we will be better off without you.”
-Senator Bill Clabough, American Motorcyclist Association, American Motorcyclist magazine, Greg Harrison Column: Contemptible, September 1999
Trucks on the Dragon
Warning to Bikers at Deals Gap
VIDEO: Warning to Bikers at Deals Gap
UPDATE: TDOT Safety Audit Review bans business on US129 at Deals Gap Dragon - TDOT admits in writing that the 30 mph speed limit is illegal on the Dragon. THP cops on the Dragon are paid over $100,000/year salary. Full text of THP's Stalker radar operator manual admits radar is inaccurate by over 30 mph.
TN Dept of Pre Crime arrests the Dragonator - #1 ticket writer for THP is paid over $100,000/year salary on the Dragon at Deals Gap.
Cops get $200,000 salary, cities, counties and states go bankrupt - Blount County Sheriff James Berrong to fire 47 employees in 2011, due to the Police State exporting 1-million tourists.
Leave Bikers Alone at Deals Gap!
Aircraft Radar Speed Enforcement on the Dragon at Deals Gap