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Carrying a Gun Does Not Justify Detention, Indiana Supreme Court Says

Reason – by Jacob Sullum In a victory for Second and Fourth amendment rights, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled this week that public possession of a handgun is not enough, by itself, to justify stopping and questioning someone. That conclusion … Continue reading

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Prosecutors struggle to prove conspiracy in Bundy cases

Las Vegas Review-Journal – by Jenny Wilson Federal prosecutors throughout the West have struggled recently to win conspiracy convictions against groups of loosely organized individual rights activists who identify with an anti-government movement best known for staging armed protests on … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Justice Systems – Wall Street vs. Main Street

Liberty Blitzkrieg – by Michael Krieger It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch … Continue reading

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Marlow police chief found guilty in sex assault trial

Union Leader – by Meghan Pierce KEENE – A former Marlow police chief was convicted of four counts out of five counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault the conclusion of his trial in Cheshire County Superior Court on Thursday afternoon. … Continue reading

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Police given access to DHS’s massive biometric database

MassPrivateI According to an article in Texas Public Radio, law enforcement will now have access to DHS’s biometric database. “Texas law enforcement are now getting a big assist from the federal government. Texas is the first and only state to … Continue reading

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I-Team: Feds Investigate ‘Rape Table,’ Bombshell Hazing Allegations of Customs Officers at Newark Airport

NBC 4 – by Sarah Wallace, Evan Stulberger, Dave Manney The Department of Homeland Security is investigating allegations that U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency officers at Newark Airport have been subjected to sexually abusive hazing by veteran officers, including … Continue reading

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Major Media Organize to Rig Web-Search Results

Strategic Culture – by Eric Zuesse The New York Times, as Robert Parry has pointed out, «Cheers the Rise of Censorship», but only of censorship of any allegations that expose the fraudulence of the NYT’s allegations. The Washington Post, Google, the TV networks, … Continue reading

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Missouri Sheriff Is in Big Trouble, and It Keeps Getting Deeper

Courthouse News Service – by Joe Harris ST. LOUIS (CN) — Missouri’s attorney general on Tuesday asked a federal judge to remove a southeast Missouri sheriff from office, four days after an inmate died in the sheriff’s jail, and a … Continue reading

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FBI Releases ‘Study’ Of Law Enforcement’s Persecution Complex

Tech Dirt – by Tim Cushing In what may be an attempt to bolster now ex-FBI director James Comey’s oft-derided “Ferguson Effect” claims, the FBI has released a “study” that gathers facts feelings from law enforcement officers around the US … Continue reading

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Journalist Arrested For ‘Yelling Questions’ At HHS Secretary Tom Price, Kellyanne Conway

Huffington Post – by Ed Mazza A journalist was arrested on Tuesday and accused of being disruptive while trying to question Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and White House aide Kellyanne Conway in the West Virginia state capitol … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Bill to Close Federal Asset Forfeiture Loophole Faces Intense Police Opposition

Tenth Amendment Center – by Mike Maharrey CONCORD, N.H. (May 8, 2017) –  A New Hampshire bill that would close a federal loophole allowing state and local police to circumvent stringent state asset forfeiture laws by passing cases off to the … Continue reading

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Texas Cops Get Overtime For Supporting Red Light Cameras

The Newspaper Speaking publicly in favor of red light cameras is earning favors for Texas police officers. Garland Police Lieutenant Pedro J. Barineau appeared in a political advertisement generated on behalf of the red light camera industry in full uniform. … Continue reading

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House Subcommittee Passes Police-Protecting ‘Thin Blue Line’ Bill

Tech Dirt – by Tim Cushing There’s no shortage of existing laws protecting law enforcement officers. So, of course, there’s no shortage of new legislation being introduced to further protect a well-protected subset of government employees. Using a nonexistent “War … Continue reading

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Police: The public can’t use “words in the English dictionary” to find out about secret facial recognition cameras

MassPrivateI According to an article in Muckrock, the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) doesn’t want the public to know about their ‘secret’ facial recognition cameras. Police in Minneapolis are going to great lengths, to keep the public from discovering how … Continue reading

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Middle school student suspended for ‘liking’ photo of gun on Instagram

Fox 19 TRENTON, OH (FOX19) – An Edgewood Middle School student was handed a 10-day suspension for “liking” a picture of a gun on Instagram with the caption “ready.” The parents of Zachary Bowlin posted a picture of the intended suspension … Continue reading

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Former Arkansas deputy pleads guilty to sexual assault, gets 6 years probation

Arkansas Online – by Maggie McNeary A former Johnson County deputy pleaded guilty to third-degree sexual assault Thursday and was sentenced to six years of probation, according to court documents. Robert G. Retford, 55, of Knoxville pleaded guilty to the … Continue reading

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Oklahoma Governor Signs Anti-Protest Law Imposing Huge Fines On “Conspirator” Organizations

The Intercept – by Alleen Brown A STATUTE AIMED at suppressing protests against oil and gas pipelines has been signed into law in Oklahoma, as a related bill advances through the state legislature. The two bills are part of a … Continue reading

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It’s Not Free Speech if You Don’t Have a License

The Daily Bell Should free speech cover criticizing the government? That is kind of the whole point, right? An Oregon man is suing Portland for violating his first amendment right to free speech after he was fined $500 for calculating … Continue reading

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Judge blasts ‘ridiculous’ 18-year sentence for marijuana

ABC News Is 18 years in prison without the possibility of parole too harsh for a man arrested with 18 grams of marijuana? The Louisiana Supreme Court’s chief justice thinks so, and she blasted her colleagues for upholding the punishment. … Continue reading

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