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Pa. man shot intruder who attempted to set fire to his home: police

Penn Live – by Joe Elias A Schuylkill County man shot and injured an intruder who attacked him and attempted to set fire to home, according to state police. The incident occurred at about 6 p.m. Sunday, at the home … Continue reading

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Why Can’t We Sue the TSA For Assault?

Ron Paul Institute – by Ron Paul When I was in Congress and had to regularly fly between DC and Texas, I was routinely subjected to invasive “pat-downs” (physical assaults) by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). One time, exasperated with … Continue reading

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Miami-Dade Commissioner Wants Database of Mentally Ill Residents So Police Don’t Hurt Them

Miami New Times In recent years, Miami-Dade County has been held up as a model for how the criminal justice system should handle people with mental illness or developmental disabilities. Much of that can be attributed to the work of Circuit Judge Steve … Continue reading

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At urging of Minneapolis police, Hennepin EMS workers subdued dozens with a powerful sedative

Star Tribune – by Andy Mannix Minneapolis police officers have repeatedly requested over the past three years that Hennepin County medical responders sedate people using the powerful tranquilizer ketamine, at times over the protests of those being drugged, and in … Continue reading

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Dangerous People Are Teaching Your Kids

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DA: Nassau cop, wife charged with conspiracy to rob Islandia casino

Newsday – by Nicole Fuller A Nassau County police officer and his wife have been arrested by Suffolk authorities on allegations they conspired to rob an Islandia casino, the Suffolk County district attorney’s office said Wednesday. Officer Bruce Moeller and … Continue reading

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Andrew Cuomo Pushes Bill That Would Make It Easy to Take Away People’s Gun Rights

Reason – by Jacob Sullum Yesterday the New York State Assembly approved a bill authorizing “extreme risk protection orders” forbidding firearm possession by people who allegedly pose a threat to themselves or others. A11148, which Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pushing, is similar … Continue reading

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University police “heroes” use drones to spy on concertgoers

MassPrivateI Bard College’s Center for the Study of the Drones released a report about law enforcement acquiring drones and what they found is troubling. The report claims that at least 910 public safety agencies across the country are using drones.  

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1 In 3 Adults In The U.S. Takes Medications Linked To Depression

NPR If you take Prilosec or Zantac for acid reflux, a beta blocker for high blood pressure, or Xanax for anxiety, you may be increasing your risk of depression. More than 200 common medications sold in the U.S. include depression … Continue reading

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Unable to Ban Guns, Lawmakers Want to Weaponize the ATF Against Gun Dealers

Reason – by J.D. Tuccille What’s a politician to do when it’s clear that people will vigorously resist attempts to restrict their lives? Well, you could empower government officials to arbitrarily punish anybody who might help them exercise their freedom. … Continue reading

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Great news, you can now buy whiskey flavored with beaver secretion

The Takeout – by Allison Shoemaker Castoreum is a yellowish, strong-smelling secretion that comes from the castor sacs found near the base of a beaver’s tail. It’s an FDA-approved food additive, and hey, you can now get whiskey that’s flavored … Continue reading

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Retired judge sues in attempt to secure $90k pension

Union Leader CONCORD — A retired judge who was found having helped her husband hide money from the state is suing to try and get $400,000 in back retirement pay, health care and a permanent pension of nearly $90,000 a … Continue reading

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Police framed a teen for four burglaries so chief could tout perfect clearance rate, prosecutors say

Washington Post – by Eli Rosenberg Raimundo Atesiano had a statistic to tout at a town council meeting in Biscayne Park, a village of 3,000 in the middle of Florida’s Miami-Dade County. The Biscayne Park Police Department, where Atesiano was chief at the … Continue reading

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The 18 things you may not realize Facebook knows about you

Daily Mail The creepy ways Facebook spies on its users have been detailed in a bumper document presented to Congress. They include tracking mouse movements, logging battery levels and monitoring devices close to a user that are on the same network. The … Continue reading

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ITIF claims police use of Amazon Rekognition is “patriotic”

MassPrivateI A few weeks ago, the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF) released a letter claiming that Amazon’s Rekognition technology was “patriotic and can benefit society”. “Facial recognition technology has many beneficial uses for society, even when used by the government. Even … Continue reading

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Enraged Illinois Cop Arrests Woman for Recording Claiming she could be Armed

PINAC – by Carlos Miller An enraged and paranoid Illinois cop arrested a woman for recording him walking through her Cook County neighborhood, claiming she could have been armed. Village of Justice police officer Joseph Bonkowski was about 40 feet … Continue reading

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Congress May Declare the Forever War

The Atlantic – by Conor Friedersdorf A rising generation of Americans has never known peace. Very soon, in Iraq or Afghanistan or Syria or Somalia or Libya or perhaps elsewhere, an 18-year-old man or woman will be deployed by the … Continue reading

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University suspends student after ‘some people said that other people said that she said offensive things’

The College Fix – by Andrew Johnson The University of Denver recently suspended a freshman student for fall quarter 2018 for having allegedly used several slurs frequently in everyday conversation, with the school saying that the behavior violated its harassment … Continue reading

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US Drops 121 Bombs A Day, Israel Kills 4 Injures 618, Lockheed’s $1B “Defense” & Facebook Funds MSM

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Georgia Cops Jail an Elderly Woman for Mouthing Off to a Code Enforcement Officer

Reason – by Mike Riggs A 75-year-old woman who needs a cane to get around was jailed in Marietta, Georgia, this week for threatening to report a code enforcement officer to his superiors. At least that’s what Gloria Walker told WSB-TV’s Matt Johnson. … Continue reading

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