Activists to test law theory, hope for court case
JOEY G. DAUBEN
The Ellis County Press
RED OAK – Activists with an Internet radio show are openly scheduling a test in Red Oak to see if officers will pull them over, ticket them or throw them in jail.
Jerry Baker, a resident of Hill County, has debated Ellis County law enforcement officers with RuleOfLawRadio.com, a show hosted by a former policeman who has argued that Texas Transportation Code only allows officers to ticket commercial vehicles, not private individuals.
Eddie Craig, the ex-officer who co-hosts RuleOfLawRadio.com, has been debating Ellis County officers for about two months.
Baker said he hoped to bring Craig along for the ride with no driver’s license, no registration, no license plates and later, a future court date to argue what the law really states.
While no exact date was given for the visit, Baker said it could be around the time former Utah Sheriff Richard Mack, who teaches law enforcement officers about the Constitution and peace officers’ legal role, makes a visit locally on March 6.