Author Archives: Joe from MassPrivateI

Indiana U Holds ‘Practice Halloween’ To Help Students Avoid Offensive Costumes

The Daily Wire – by Emily Zanotti Indiana University’s Housing and Residence Life program recently hosted a “practice Halloween” so that students could learn how to avoid “offensive” and “insulting” costumes when they dress up on October 31. The College Fix sent … Continue reading

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Insider reveals how the opioid crime network operates

Jon Rappaport PBS Frontline (2/23/2016): “The opioid epidemic has been called the worst drug crisis in American history…with overdoses from heroin and other opioids now killing more than 27,000 people a year…” (Note: prescription opioids are now a very significant … Continue reading

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Alabama Police Use Asset Forfeiture to Ruin an Innocent Small Business Owner

Reason – by C.J. Ciaramella A news report from Alabama offers two textbook cases of how sweeping powers of civil asset forfeiture allow police to seize people’s property with near impunity. Under civil asset forfeiture laws, police can take property suspected of being … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania District Attorney Campaigns With Civil Forfeiture Proceeds

Law & Forfeiture – by Rek LeCounte When most Americans hear the words, “district attorney,” they probably think and the long-running television drama Law & Order. But in Delaware County, Pennsylvania (a suburb of Philadelphia), District Attorney Jack Whelan traded … Continue reading

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Use A Landline To Talk About Criminal Activity? The Government Can Seize The House Around It

Tech Dirt – by Tim Cushing The Intercept has obtained a leaked asset forfeiture guide for seizures performed by ICE. (It has, unfortunately, chosen not to share the original document. Then again, the last non-Snowden leak it published appears to have … Continue reading

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Feds Admit Their Prosecution of Medical Marijuana Users in Washington Was Illegal

Reason – by Jacob Sullum Since 2012 federal prosecutors have been trying to imprison three medical marijuana users in Washington, arguing that they grew cannabis for profit rather than relief of their symptoms. In a startling shift this week, the U.S. Attorney’s … Continue reading

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School Cancels Halloween, Will Celebrate ‘Black And Orange’ Spirit Day

CBS Boston WALPOLE (CBS) – The decorations are out and Halloween is two weeks away but there’s controversy at Boyden Elementary School in Walpole. The school will not be having its annual Halloween costume parade this year. “I think it’s … Continue reading

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Cities are getting paid to turn street lights into spying SmartNodes

MassPrivateI The future of privacy in big cities is bleak, cities are now getting paid to convert street lights into spying SmartNodes. What are SmartNodes? SmartNodes will soon replace street lights, because they are equipped with cameras, microphones, speakers etc., … Continue reading

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How Interlinked Corporations Rule The World

Activist Post – by Chris Kanthan Globalism is just like the mafia, but with lot more complexity and respectability. If you have watched mob films such as The Godfather, you can understand how the world works. For example, in Godfather II, a … Continue reading

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Dressing as a clown for Halloween? These Florida cops say you’re risking your life

Miami Herald – by Howard Cowen As Halloween nears, many are considering clown pranks for fright night fun. At least one sheriff’s office in the state says don’t even think of playing a creepy clown if your aim is mischief. … Continue reading

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AZ Lottery picks out the same numbers for six days in a row and nobody notices

AZ Family – by Dennis Welsh PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) – The head of the Arizona Lottery says he’s not embarrassed that his department overlooked a potentially costly computer glitch. Over a six-day period starting Sept. 28, lottery machines spit out the same numbers … Continue reading

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Ex-DEA Agent Blames Congress And Drug Industry For Opioid Crisis

SHTF Plan – by Mac Slavo Whistleblower Joe Rannazzisi is telling all when it comes to placing blame for the nation’s opioid crisis. He says drug distributors pumped opioids into communities in the United States knowing that people were dying and that the US … Continue reading

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Candidate falls for hoax, proposes drug-sniffing police bunnies – by Stephanie Farr When asked about drugs at a Phoenixville mayoral forum, Republican nominee Dave Gautreau proposed that, if elected, he would look into getting drug-sniffing bunnies for the borough police department. Though it seems like a harebrained idea, Gautreau … Continue reading

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Volusia sheriff’s sergeant arrested for assaulting son

The Daytona Beach News Journal – by Patricia G. Balona A Volusia County sheriff’s deputy is on paid administrative leave after he was arrested for putting his son in a headlock causing him to lose consciousness, an agency spokesman said. … Continue reading

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They’re All In It Together – Weinstein Paid for Bill Clinton’s Legal Fees During His Sex Abuse Scandal

Free Thought Project – by Rachel Blevins When Bill Clinton was at the height of the Monica Lewinsky sex scandal, Hollywood was by his side, offering donations for his legal fees, and one significant donor was a man who is … Continue reading

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Amazon & Walmart’s in-home and car delivery service will let police conduct warrantless searches

MassPrivateI Recently, Walmart shocked privacy conscious Americans by announcing they wanted customers to let Walmart employees inside their homes. Walmart thinks, Americans will be happy to let strange Uber and Lyft drivers inside their homes.  

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Washington pharmacist claims members of Congress have Alzheimer’s disease

RT A pharmacist who fills prescriptions for some members of Congress told reporters that a few suffer from “pretty serious health problems,” including Alzheimer’s disease. He added that certain lawmakers “might not even remember what happened yesterday.” Mike Kim, the … Continue reading

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Sheriff wonders who will wash cars as Louisiana undergoes prison reform

NY Daily News – by Cassidy Grom He wants to keep his convict car wash open. In the midst of the Louisiana’s incarceration reform, one local sheriff is unhappy that the “good prisoners” who wash officers’ cars will get their … Continue reading

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Jailed anti-vax mom ‘devastated’ when she learned her son has been vaccinated

Raw Story – by Brad Reed Rebecca Bredow, the Michigan anti-vax mother who was jailed because she refused to let her son receive vaccinations, was not happy to learn that her son received four immunizations this week. USA Today reports that the 40-year-old Bredow, … Continue reading

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Lawmakers shocked to learn 70-plus children missing from Kansas’ foster care system

Kansas City Star – by Jonathan Shorman, Hunter Woodall TOPEKA – In a revelation that shocked lawmakers, the companies running the state’s foster care system said Tuesday that more than 70 foster children are missing in Kansas. Lawmakers also were furious … Continue reading

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