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CBN NewsWatch: September 3, 2012

On CBN Newswatch September 3: Overcriminalized? Whale Watcher Faces Prison Time, Felon Farmers? Law Criminalizes Legitimate Businesses, and more. Read Transcript


TONIGHT ON "NEWSWATCH," A

MARINE BIOLOGIST WITH A WHALE

WATCHING BUSINESS FACES YEARS IN

PRISON.

YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHY THE

GOVERNMENT SAYS SHE IS A FELON.

PLUS THE INVENTORS OF AN INVOE

VATIVE PRODUCT HAVE THEIR

BUSINESS SHUT DOWN.

GOVERNMENT SAYS THEY ARE

CRIMINALS, TOO.

THEIR SHOCKING STORY.

AND THE CASE OF THE FELON

FARMERS UNDER GOVERNMENT

INVESTIGATION ALL BECAUSE OF THE

WAY THEY DEPOSITED THEIR OWN

MONEY IN THE BANK.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH." A NATION OF

CRIMINALS.

GOOD EVENING I AM MARK MARTIN.

IMAGINE GOING TO WORK LIKE ANY

OTHER DAY ONLY TO FIND THE

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS CHARGED

YOU WITH A CRIME EVEN IF YOU HAD

NO IDEA YOU DID ANYTHING WRONG.

THAT IS HAPPENING TO MORE AND

MORE PEOPLE IN THE UNITED STATES

INCLUDING THE WOMAN YOU ARE

ABOUT TO MEET, NANCY BLACK, A

RESPECTED MARINE BIOLOGIST, PAUL

STRAND HAS THE STORY AS WE BEGIN

A SPECIAL "NEWSWATCH" PROGRAM "A

NATION OF CRIMINALS."

ALL ON THE EDGE THERE ARE QUITE

A FEW WHALES.

NANCY IS A RESPECTED

AUTHORITY ON WHALES, NOW SHE

COULD FACE YEARS IN PRISON FOR

MOVING BLUBBER.

BLACK HAS LOVED WHALES SINCE SHE

WAS A KID AND USING MUCH OF THE

PROFIT TO PAY FOR HER OWN WHALE

RESEARCH.

HER ATTORNEY, LAWRENCE BEAGLE.

MOST OF THE WORK SHE HAS DONE

FOR THE GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN

FREE.

PART OF HER

GOVERNMENT-SANGSZED WORK WAS TO

STUDY THE HABITS OF WHALES.

A CHARGE THAT COULD LAND HER IN

PRISON.

I AM HUMILIATED AND HARD TO

EXPLAIN HOW YOU COULD GET

INVOLVED.

SHE HAD SEEN WHALES RIP UP

PARTS OF A WHALE.

SHE IS IN THIS AREA OF THE

KILLING FIELD WHERE ALL OF THIS

IS FLOATING IN THE OCEAN.

SHE MOVED IT EIGHT FEET SO SHE

COULD VIDEO-TAPE THEM.

IT WAS THEIR OWN PREY.

IT WASN'T LIKE I WENT TO THE

STORE. SHE THOUGHT WHAT SHE

WAS RECORDING WAS SO

SIGNIFICANT, SHOUWANG CHURCHED

IT AT CONFERENCES.

THEN THE GOVERNMENT STEPPED IN.

FOR THIS RESPECTED SCIENTISTS,

IT WAS AN INDEED HUMILIATING.

IT IS SUCH A RIDICULOUS

STORY, I DIDN'T HARM A WHALE OR

NOTHING I THOUGHT WAS WRONG,

NOTHING.

FELLOW WHALE RESEARCHER JIM

SCARF.

SHE HAS A PERMIT FROM THE VERY

GOVERNMENT NOW PROSECUTING.

THEY HAVE MORE, LYING TO A

FEDERAL OFFICE. NANCY BLACK

WAS DOING VIDEO-TAPING AND NOW

LED TO A CASE THAT COULD PUT HER

IN JAIL FOR UP TO 20 YEARS.

HER COMPANY OFFICERS VIDEOS

AFTER THE TRIPS SO THEY COULD

RELIVE THEIR ENCOUNTER WITH

WHALES.

MOST OF THE TIME IS EDITED OUT.

ONE DAY THE CAPTAIN HAD THE

CUSTOMERS WHISTLING AT A

FRIENDLY WHALE.

THAT DIDN'T SIT WELL WITH

NANCY.

WIFE CALLED FEDERAL

AUTHORITIES TO FIND OUT IF

WHISTLING AT WHALES WAS A

PROGRAM.

AN OFFICIAL SAID DID SHE

VIDEO-TAPE.

BACK THEN SHATTERED HER LIFE.

SWAT-LIKE AGENTS BURST INTO HER

HOME.

EVERYBODY ARMED.

ALL WEARING BODY ARMOR.

ONE YELLED OVER AND OVER,

WHERE IS THE TAPE?

THIS IS ALWAYS ON MY MIND, IF

I HEAR A CAR PULL UP IN FRONT OF

MY HOUSE, MY STOMACH DROPS.

BLACK HAD GIVEN NOAH

INVESTIGATORS THE EDITED

VERSION.

WHAT THEY WANTED WAS THE RAW,

UNEDITED TAPE.

THEY CHARGED HER WITH LYING TO A

INVESTIGATORS.

THIS CHARGE OF LYING IS ONE THE

GOVERNMENT IS USING MORE AND

MORE WHEN IT CAN'T GET SOMEONE

TARGETED ON OTHER CHARGES.

NOT EVERYONE IS ON BLACK'S SITE.

NANCY BLACK, [LAUGHTER]

GUILTY AS THEY COME.

TERRIBLE ABUSES.

I WOULD LIKEN IT TO PAYING FOR A

GUIDED TOUR AT THE ZOO AND YOUR

GUIDE HAS A BASEBALL BET BEATING

THE ANIMALS.

MANY ARE BEHIND HER AND

AFRAID FOR THEIR CAREERS.

MANY FEEL THREATENED BY THE

LOSS OF THEIR JOBS IF THEY

COMMUNICATE WITH NANCY.

THE PROSECUTOR SAID HE

COULDN'T COMMENT.

IF YOU BREAK A REGULATION, YOU

COULD FACE HEAVY PENALTIES,

ANALYST CALL

OVERCRIMINALIZATION.

IN NANCY BLACK'S CASE, IF SHE

WAS FOUND GUILTY...

SHE WOULD GO TO JAIL FOR 20

YEARS.

CHARGES BROUGHT AGAINST HER

GO UP TO $700,000 IN FINES.

I HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO MOVE

ON.

I HAVE SPENT MONTHS WASTED, NOT

ABLE TO WORK.

I HAVE GONE TO THE DOCTOR,

DEPRESSED.

IT IS OVERWHELMING.

SEEMS TO ME OUR GOVERNMENT

OUGHT TO BE GOING OVER REAL

CRIMINALS AND NOT SCIENTISTS

LIKE NANCY BLACK.

PAUL STRAND, CBN NEWS.

NANCY BLACK'S FUTURE IS STILL

ON HOLD.

NANCY IS NOT ALONE.

MORE AMERICANS ARE FINDING

THEMSELVES ON THE WRONG SIDE OF

THE LAW FOR SOMETHING THEY HAD

NO IDEA WAS A CRIME.

YOU CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT NANCY

BLACK BY GOING TO CBNNEWS.COM.

COMING UP, A COUPLE WHOSE

THRIVING BUSINESS CAME TO A

SCREECHING HALT BECAUSE THE

GOVERNMENT TOOK ISSUE WITH AN

INGREDIENT THAT COULD BE USED TO

MANUFACTURE AN ILLEGAL DRUG.

FUNERALS ARE SO EXPENSIVE.

I HOPE LARRY CAN AFFORD IT.

I KNOW. THAT'S WHY I'M GLAD I GOT A POLICY

THROUGH THE COLONIAL PENN PROGRAM.

DO YOU THINK THEY HAVE COVERAGE FOR ME...

SOMETHING THAT'LL FIT INTO MY BUDGET? YES.

YOU CAN GET PERMANENT COVERAGE FOR LESS THAN 35 CENTS A DAY.

YOU WON'T HAVE TO TAKE A PHYSICAL

OR ANSWER ANY HEALTH QUESTIONS.

PLUS, YOUR COSTS WILL NEVER GO UP,

AND YOUR COVERAGE WILL NEVER GO DOWN.

IF YOU'RE BETWEEN 50 AND 85,

YOU CAN GET GUARANTEED ACCEPTANCE LIFE INSURANCE

FOR LESS THAN 35 CENTS A DAY.

THERE ARE NO HEALTH QUESTIONS OR MEDICAL EXAM.

YOU CANNOT BE TURNED DOWN BECAUSE OF YOUR HEALTH.

SO CALL ABOUT THE COLONIAL PENN PROGRAM,

AND ASK ONE OF THEIR REPRESENTATIVES

ABOUT A PLAN THAT MEETSYOURNEEDS.

I'M DEFINITELY GONNA CALL ABOUT THE COLONIAL PENN PROGRAM.

THE COUPLE YOU ARE ABOUT TO

MEET HAD FOUND A GREAT

RETIREMENT BUSINESS WITH AN

INNOVATIVE PRODUCT THEY INVENTED

UNTIL THE DEA GOT INVOLVED.

NOW THEY ARE OUT OF BUSINESS

EVEN THOUGH THEY DID NOTHING

WRONG.

HERE IS PAUL STRAND ONCE AGAIN.

WHAT HAS

HAPPENED

TO

THESE

PEOPLE FROM

SARATOGA,

CALIFORNIA

SHOWS HOW OVERCRIMINALIZATION

CAN BE TO A BUSINESS.

IT CAN KILL IT.

BOB AND MARGEORY ARE BIG

MOUNTAIN CLIMBING FANS.

THEIR GROUP WAS GOING TO TACKLE

VOLCANOS IN MEXICO.

WALLACE, AN ENGINEER AND

AUTOENBURG A CHEMIST CAME OP

WITH POLAR PURE.

THERE IS ENOUGH IODINE TO

TREAT 500 GALLONS.

IT GAVE THIS 89 YEAR OLD

SOMETHING PRODUCTIVE TO DO IN

HIS RETIREMENT YEARS.

ONLY ALTERNATIVE IS TO BUILD

A FIRE AND BOIL YOUR WATER.

WHEN THE METH HIT, THEY HIT

POLAR PURE HARD.

DEA WROTE AN 18-PAGE REGULATION

FOR ONE PURPOSE, CONTROLLING

POLAR PURE.

A FORMER UNDERCOVER OFFICER

WASN'T SURPRISED.

WHAT I SAW WAS A DYNASTY THAT

HAD BECOME COMFORTABLE WITH

OVERREGULATING.

THEY SAID THEY REQUIRE DEA TO

PAY $1,200 FEE.

ONE MORE DEMAND, ANYONE WHO

SOLD ANYONE A BODY OF POLAR PURE

HAD TO TRACK HAPPENED.

ALL THAT SEEMED SURE TO CRUSH

THE BUSINESS.

WALLACE SOLDIERED ON MAKING

UNTIL LAST YEAR DEA APPROACHED

HIS BUSINESS.

TOLD ME HE IS NOT ALLOWED TO

SELL ME IODINE.

BOB AND MARGEORY WERE

COLLATERAL DAMAGE IN THE WAR ON

DRUGS.

THEY RECOGNIZE THEY ARE

PUTTING US OUT OF BUSINESS.

WE MAYBE COLLATERAL DAMAGE,

SO ARE ALL THE PEOPLE THAT WOULD

USE THIS.

IT IS NO LONGER ABOUT

PROTECTING PEOPLE IN SOCIETY.

MORE HARMFUL TO PEOPLE LIKE BOB

AND MARGEORY.

HERE IS A CASE IN WHICH IT

TOOK A PRODUCT USEFUL TO

CLIMBERS ALL OVER THE WORLD AND

PUT IT OUT OF BUSINESS. THE

METH MAKERS CAN GO ONLINE AND

PURCHASE IT FOUR TIMES CHEAPER.

METH HEADS WOULDN'T BOTHER ME

WHEN THEY CAN GET IT FOUR TIMES

CHEAPER.

HE WOULDN'T EXEMPT POLAR

PURE.

NEARBY PALO ALIOTO, CALIFORNIA,

ALMOST LANDED A GRANDMA

SUFFERING FROM CANCER FROM

KEEPING THESE BUSHES BELOW TWO

FEET TALK, SPECIFICALLY FROM

KEEPING TRAFFIC FROM BLOCKING

BUSHES.

CBN DROVE ALL

OVER PALO

ALIOTO.

KAY

LIVED HERE FOR YEARS.

SOME ANONYMOUS PERSON COMPLAINED

ABOUT

THEM.

THE

CITY WARNED HER TO CUT THEM

OR PAY A FINE.

THEY REFUSED AND THE SITUATION

ESCALATED.

THEY THREATED HER WITH JAIL

TIME, ALL FOR FAILURE TO

PRUNE.

PAUL

ROSENBURG WROTE A BOOK "ONE

NATION UNDER ARREST."

I HAVE THESE GUYS THAT ARE

DOING HEDGE PATROL.

TAKE THAT PERSON AND PUT HIM ON

A BANK ROBBERIES PLEASE.

EXPERTS WERE ALL BREAKING THE

LAW WITHOUT KNOWING IT.

A RECENT BOOK SUMMED IT UP AS

THREE FELONIES A DAY. BY THE

TIME I LEAVE HERE, I AM PROBABLY

GOING TO BREAK TWO OR THREE LAWS

AND NOT EVEN KNOW IT.

WHEN WE COME BACK, HOW THIS

DAIRY FARMER INADVERTENTLY BROKE

THE LAW BECAUSE OF HOW HE

DEPOSITED HIS LEGALLY EARNED

MONEY IN THE BANK.

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THANKS FOR STAYING WITH US,

SOME 4500 LAWS THAT CAN NOW SEND

YOU TO PRISON.

THE MOST UNLIKELY PEOPLE CHARGED

WITH CRIMES FOR BREAKING LAWS

THEY DIDN'T EVEN KNOW EXIST.

IN OUR LATEST STORY, PAUL STRAND

TELLS US ABOUT FARMERS IN

MARYLAND THAT COULD GO TO PRISON

JUST HOW THEY DEPOSITED THEIR

CASH IN THE BANK.

RANDY HAS BEEN FARMING THIS

MARYLAND LAND FOR THREE DECADES.

I HAVE BEEN DOING THIS 31

YEARS.

HE SELLS HIS CREAMERY BY THIS

STORE AND FARMER'S MARKETS AND

PULLS IN CASH MOST WEEKENDS.

THIS CHRISTIAN FARMER WOULDN'T

HAVE TIME TO COMMIT CRIMES.

HE WAS STUNNED TO FIND OUT THAT

FEDERAL OFFICIALS WERE TARGETING

HE AND HIS WIFE WERE TRYING TO

NAB THE THE CHARACTERS, THE BANK

SECRECY ACT.

THIS WAS DESIGNED TO GO AFTER

DRUG RUNNERS AND TERRORISTS AND

LAUNDER THEM THROUGH THE BANKS.

BANKS WERE REQUIRED TO REPORT

DEPOSITS OVER $10,000.

THEY SALT THEIR CASH IN

VARIOUS BANKS.

SO THE FEDS TURNED AROUND AND

MADE THAT A CRIME.

MANY INNOCENT PEOPLE DEPOSIT

THAT MUCH COMPLETELY LEGALLY

LIKE CHECKING, COLLEGE AND

SAVINGS

SAVINGS ACCOUNTS.

IF THE DEPOSITS ADD UP TO

MORE THAN $10,000, YOU ARE

VIOLATING THE LAW.

IF YOU DON'T HAVE MORE THAN

$10,000 TO DEPOSIT, WE, THE BANK

DON'T HAVE TO FILE THIS REPORT.

FEDERAL AGENTS SHOWED UP AT

THE FARM WITH CHILLING NEWS.

WE SEIZED YOUR ACCOUNT,

$70,000.

SEVEN DAYS A WEEK, ALL YOU

ARE DOING IS DAIRY FARMING AND

SELL YOUR INCREASINGLY POPULAR

PRODUCTS NEVER TRYING TO HIDE

YOUR MONEY, THEN YOU FIND OUT,

THAT IS A CRIME, THE WAY YOU PUT

YOUR MONEY IN THE BANK.

SALERS LAWYER HAS A

COMPARISON TO DESCRIBE WHAT

HAPPENED.

IMAGINE IF THE GOVERNMENT WAS

TELLING THE FARMER THEY NEED EED

INFORMATION.

THEY WANTED TO KNOW HOW MANY

CATTLE WERE BEING MILKED.

FARMER BEGINS TO MAKE SURE HE

NEVER HAS MORE THAN 100 CATTLE.

THEY SEIZE YOUR CATTLE.

NOT ONLY THAT, AS A CIVIL FORFIT

WHICH YOU ARE, WE ARE GOING TO

KEEP HALF YOUR CATTLE.

SALERS FORFEITED A LOT OF

CASH.

ALMOST $30,000.

I DIDN'T THINK THEY COULD DO

THAT AND THROW ME IN PRISON.

THEY COULD HAVE.

THEY COULD DO IT.

ME AND MY WIFE.

ME GOING TO JAIL WAS ONE THING,

THROWING HER IN JAIL FOR

DEPOSITING MONEY IN THE BANK.

IT IS UNBELIEVABLE.

BANK SECRECY ACT WAS USED ON

ANOTHER FARMING FAMILY IN

MARYLAND.

FEDS SEIZED $90,000 OF THEIR.

TAILERS DIDN'T FIGHT BACK AND

LOST $45,000, HALF THE AMOUNT.

CAMINAR WAS BANK TELLERS

UNINTENTIONALLY LEADING FARMERS

ASTRAY.

LOOK, I HAVE TO FILL OUT

PAPER WORK IF IT IS MORE THAN

$10,000.

WHO WANTS MORE PAPER WORK.

NO ONE QUESTIONS THE MONEY

THEY DEPOSITED WAS EARNED IN

LEGAL WAY.

THE GOVERNMENT SEIZED AND KEEPS

THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS.

A BALTIMORE CITY PAPER

REPORTER FOUND OUT ABOUT THE

CASE AND TOLD SOURS THIS.

LOOK, I AM GOING TO DO THIS

STORE ANY WAY.

AFTER THAT THE U.S. ATTORNEY

WASN'T ACCOMMODATING.

NOW THAT THE CLIENT HAS TALKED

TO THE PRESS I AM GOING TO MOVE

FORWARD.

WE HAVE A CLEAR EXAMPLE OF

THE GOVERNMENT USING ITS HEAVY

HAND GOING AFTER HARDWORKING

AMERICANS, IF YOU EXERCISE YOUR

FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHT AND

COMPLAIN ABOUT THAT, THEY ARE

GOING TO HAMMER YOU EVEN MORE.

PAUL ROSENBERG SEES THIS SORT OF

THING HAPPEN ALL THE TIME TO

PEOPLE WHO STAND UP AGAINST THE

GOVERNMENT.

THEY FAIL TO BALANCE IN FRONT

OF THE GOVERNMENT AUTHORITIES IN

WAYS THAT MAKE THE GOVERNMENT

AUTHORITY SAY I AM GOING TO TAKE

YOU DOWN A PEG.

WHEN THERE IS A SMALL

BUSINESSMAN, THERE IS REACTION

BY THE BUREAUCRAT TO SAY I'LL

SHOW YOU WHO IS BOSS.

THE TAYLORS AND THE SOURCE

THOUGHT IT WASN'T GOOD TO TALK

TO THE PRESS.

WE FOUND OUT SINCE THAT,

THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE THIS

IS HAPPENED TO.

THEY CRAWL IN A HOLE AND DON'T

SAY ANYTHING AND THE GOVERNMENT

CAN GET AWAY WITH IT.

U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE IN

MARYLAND WOULDN'T GRAND CBN NEWS

AN INTERVIEW.

SEIZURE ORDER MAYBE APPROVED BY

A FEDERAL JUDGE.

THE MOTIVE FOR STRUCTURING IS TO

CONCEAL MONEY TO EVADE TAXES ON

MONEY EARNED LAWFULLY.

THE DEFENDANT MUST PRESENT THE

CASE.

U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE SAID THE

FARMER'S COULD HAVE ASKED FOR A

HEARING, BUT THE DEFENDANTS

ENTERED INTO AGREEMENTS AFTER

CONSULTING WITH THEIR LAWYERS.

LIZ SAYS IT IS A TRAGEDY SMALL

FARMERS ARE HARASSED.

THEY ARE PROVIDING ECONOMIC

PROSPERITY, CREATING JOBS, THEY

ARE PRODUCING SOMETHING FOR THE

AMERICAN ECONOMY AND THEY ARE

THE ONES TARGETED.

THIS HOME SCHOOLING MOTHER

SAYS LITERALLY ANY AMERICAN

COULD BECOME A TARGET.

IT IS SO BROAD NOW THEY CAN

CRIMINALIZE ANYONE.

ROSENWIG AGREES.

GIVEN HOW BROAD THE SCOPE OF

LAW IS TODAY, IN EFFECT

EVERYBODY COMMITS A CRIME AT ONE

POINT OR ANOTHER IN THE COURSE

OF A MONTH.

WITH THE AMOUNT OF LAWS AND

REGULATIONS, WASHINGTON HAS

TURNED OUT BARE CRIMINAL

PENALTIES.

WHAT IS SO BAD ABOUT A STATUTE

LIKE THE ONE INSNARED INNOCENCE

LIKE SALERS AND TAYLORS, IT

UNDERMINES CITIZENS OF BELIEF IN

THE LAW.

WHEN THEY DO THIS TO FARMERS,

THEY'LL DO IT TO EVERYBODY.

FARMERS WORK HARD EVERYBODY AND

TRY TO DO EVERYTHING RIGHT AND

DO ONE LITTLE THING WRONG, THEY

COME IN WITH FEDERAL AGENTS AND

THREATEN TO PUT YOU IN JAIL.

IT IS NOT AMERICA, I DON'T

THINK.

PAUL STRAND, CBN NEWS,

REPORTING FROM SOUTH MOUNTAIN

CREAMERY, MIDDLETOWN, MARYLAND.

ú

John is 42.

Mortgage.

Married.

Two great kids.

He wants to protect his family with a $500,000

Term Life Insurance policy.

What do you think it'll cost him?

A hundred dollars a month?

Sixty?

Forty?

Actually none of the above.

John can get a $500,000 policy -from a highly

rated insurer - for under $25 a month.

His Secret?

SelectQuote.

SelectQuote is impartial.

They'll search the pick of insurers like these to

ve you a choice of your best prices.

SelectQuote has great savings on Term Life for

women, too.

John's wife Carrie, can get a $500,000 policy for

under $16 a month.

SelectQuote has helped make Term Life Insurance

affordable for hundreds of thousands of people since 1985.

How about you?

Just call this number or visit SelectQuote dot com.

THANKS FOR JOINING US TONIGHT

FOR OUR SPECIAL PROGRAM, "NATION

OF CRIMINALS."WE INVITE YOU TO

GO TO OUR WEBSITE CBNNEWS.COM

AND YOU WILL SEE MANY AMERICANS

WILL THEIR LIVES SPENT UPSIDE

DOWN AND STILL FACE THE

POSSIBILITY OF JAIL.

YOU CAN SEE THEIR STORIES AN

TELL US WHAT YOU THINK ON

CBNNEWS.COM.

HOPE YOU JOIN US NEXT TIME.

GOOD NIGHT.

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