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I'm On My Way to Jail? What a Lack of 1st Amendment Rights and a Waste of Taxpayer Money

Sierra Salin of Fairfax will turn himself in at 9 a.m., April 25, for a $5000 Bench warrant stemming from the legal signature, "LOVE HEALS" being signed on a fix it ticket in El Dorado County.

In protest of 1st Amendment impingement, I will turn myself in at 9 a.m., Wednesday April 25 to the Fairfax Police Department for a $5000 bench warrant stemming from the legal signature "LOVE HEALS" being signed on a fix it ticket in El Dorado County.

The bench warrant was issued April 5 by El Dorado County in response to my legal signature of "LOVE HEALS" on a fix it ticket, which was returned for not having affixed the proper current year stickers to the car's plates.  I wrote and called the offices (twice each) of El Dorado County D.A. Vern Pierson, informing them and providing proof of legal signature and received no response, other than a failure to appear and a $5000 bench warrant.

This is a basic judicial impingement of my 1st Amendment free speech and expression, and a waste of the judicial system. There is a big difference between a name, and a signature, and in fact, most people's signatures are not decipherable as a name. Upon calling the Fairfax Police Department (Sgt. OCallahan and Chief Morrin), I was informed that the warrant includes extradition, so I may be transferred to El Dorado County/Placerville at taxpayer expense. What a waste of time and money. I refuse to be bullied by an overzealous judicial system. If my county is better served by putting me behind bars and feeding me low quality food, then it is time to change our country.

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Sierra Salin April 26, 2012 at 03:26 PM
http://sananselmofairfax.patch.com/articles/fairfax-activist-finds-love-doesn-t-heal-citation-and-bench-warrant#comment_3153865
Sierra Salin April 26, 2012 at 04:36 PM
http://www.marinij.com/fairfax/ci_20481209/traffic-ticket-war-fairfax-provocateur-finds-his-signature
Kevin Moore May 01, 2012 at 08:23 PM
This is a total waste of tax payer money, which you created. Don't blame the system, blame yourself. All you had to do was scrawl something that looked like THE NAME ON YOUR DRIVERS LICENSE. But you got cute and decided to "draw outside the lines", got caught, now will get detention. Get your license legally changed to "Love Heals" and sign it all you want. Quit playing the rebel and martyr. You got cute and you got busted for not signing the ticket with the name on your driver's license.
Sierra Salin May 02, 2012 at 12:18 AM
Huh? What are you so upset about? I have signed my D.L. with LOVE HEALS! How about we come look at your signature(s) and see how readable they are as your name, and perhaps you are one of the ones with legible handwriting. Cute, or not, my signature is my own, and not for anyone else to dictate to me. Where is the line, and what is next? I bet you would love being told that your signature needs to be adjusted to fit someone else's requirements. You really do not understand the issues my friend, and are making a lot of false assumptions about who or what I am, or my motives/intentions, and why is any of who I am any of your business or such a bother? Do you need everyone to conform to a standard box, and have to put down anything you do not understand? What right does someone else have to tell me what my signature should be? It could be an x or a bite mark, and be my legal signature.
Kevin Moore May 02, 2012 at 01:21 AM
You needed to sign the name on your driver's license. When you got your license, did you sign it "Love Heals". If not case closed. Stop wasting the tax payer's money. I'm not upset, you're going to jail for acting foolishly. Waa-waa-waaa. Go straight to jail, do not pass go. Sorry, I'm not drinking the Kool-aid you're serving. You posted here and I am replying. "Free speech" Got the concept? Too bad, I"m not one of your supporters. I don't think you're a bad person, just foolishly wasting tax payer money.
Sierra Salin May 02, 2012 at 04:31 AM
And as a matter of fact, my d.l. is signed that way. And I don't think you are a bad person. Lets ride sometime. My legal signature IS LOVE HEALS!, daily use for @4 years now baba. My choice, my use, my expression. How would you like to have your signature dictated? Am I wasting taxpayer $, or am I standing up for the Constitution and Bill Of Rights? Do you even know what they are, or care?
Kevin Moore May 02, 2012 at 02:31 PM
So your drivers license shows "Love Heals" for the signature at the bottom, not matching the name at the top? Then the cop should have accepted that your signature on the ticket matched the license, but the signature on your license is invalid. Who ever issued the license should have spotted that change. I studied Constitutional law in high school and college. I am very familiar with the Constitution, that document that people signed with their real names, and the Bill of Rights. You're digging a hole and hopefully the judge will just order you to get a new drivers license with the signature matching the name and a small fine. You really are not worth the trouble you are creating. I had a ticket for expired registration in Auburn. I signed the ticket, got the registration fixed, no big deal. The officer was free to go back to work, possibly taking a dangerous driver off the road. IMHO, you are stirring the pot for personal satisfaction and no gain for society.
Kevin Moore May 02, 2012 at 02:38 PM
You seem to treat police work as a joke. When my uncle was 85 years old, he was knocked off his motor scooter by a car in Oakland. Maybe the driver of the car should have signed the police report, "Love Heals" as he nearly died of internal injuries and never rode a motorcycle or motor scooter again. I doubt she would have signed it "Kiss my @ss", since her drivers license was a forgery as well as her insurance card, but that is how she treated my uncle.
Kevin Moore May 02, 2012 at 02:50 PM
As someone who has dealt with Identity Theft, I appreciate people double checking signatures on credit cards and ID's. I guess the ID thieves could just write "Free Stuff" on the signature line and if caught just say, "I wasn't stealing, I wrote "Free Stuff" on the signature line, I was being honest. Your 1st amendment defense will last about 15 seconds in court, then you can whine about it for years.
Sierra Salin May 02, 2012 at 07:29 PM
Kevin, you are confusing and mixing different issues. I am sorry about your uncle, and that has nothing to do with me or my signature, nor does identity theft. I do not treat police work as a joke, and I appreciate the work they do. I bow down in gratitude for their service with great thanks. I do not appreciate you, them, or anybody else assuming what my motives or intentions are, and acting as if i am screwing with you or them, intentionally. I am not. I am just living my life and being myself. Why do you have to go out of your way to discriminate? Yes, double check that someone is who they appear to be, and there will likely always be less than honorable people in the world doing their things, regardless of what their signature is. My signature is my signature. A name is not a signature. End of story.
Sierra Salin May 02, 2012 at 07:33 PM
ps, the officer apparently did not notice my signature until later, and perhaps someone else gave him grief? I wrote and called the D.A. who chose to ignore my legal and valid signature, when presented with proof, prior to the court date. Why has the D.A. not returned my calls or responded to my letters? If anyone is wasting taxpayer money, it is the D.A's office.
Kevin Moore May 02, 2012 at 08:22 PM
Why do you object so much to someone exercising the 1st Amendment? Because it does not agree with your opinion. I disagree with your opinion on the legal definition of a signature. Please state a court case that proves you are right. I think you set this in motion and get to deal with it. End of story.
Kevin Moore May 02, 2012 at 08:25 PM
So did the signature on your driver's license state "Love Heals"? If so the officer may just have accepted both matched and let it go as that is how the DMV issued it. Someone in the justice department might have caught that your signature did not contain your name, but a comment., then set this in progress. So how is society better off by signing a ticket willy-nilly? Or is this just about you feeling good about doing as you please?
Sierra Salin May 03, 2012 at 11:09 PM
Neither better off or not. It IS my everyday signature, and nothing willy nilly about it. Just because you have no interest in living or being as I am, does not preclude me from doing so, anymore than I have the right to tell you how or what to believe or think. It is personal choice. I just try to remind myself often to try and do better, and I need lots of reminders. My signature is a reminder to ME. Many people actually appreciate it. What is so bad or threatening about that? Last I knew, free speech and expression were legal (and protected) in this country? What is willy nilly about having a signature for 4+ years, or standing up in the face of a lot of other peoples certaintudes, or beliefs? You may not understand me, but why put me down? I try to give you the same rights and respect for your opinions, which seem to be all about being punitive, and not about trying to understand another's viewpoint. How does one change the world for the better, inwardly or externally?

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