Baltimore has now taken away my rights to spit on the ground. Unless you want to pay $200 :)Read more »
Sheriff Joe Arpaio and officers arrest a man for having a seizure, deny him medical attention for 90 minutes; Man dies.Read more »
Anyone possessing the power of sight and a rudimentary understanding of right and wrong can see that Patrick Pogan, the cop videotaped knocking a bike rider down for no reason, is an asshole. Not his fault, say his asshole defenders.Read more »
"Off leash rule sparks dispute between dog owner, officer" Video from 9NEWS Denver 04/19/10"
A man walks away from a ticket. The officer doesn't like this, and follows him home.Read more »
A 13-year-old girl was suspended from school after she was accused of threatening her teacher. Her family says it's a misunderstanding under a zero tolerance policy.
Bleyl Middle School student Taylor Trostle and her parents say it's a classroom game that got her kicked out of school, and now has her labeled as a "terrorist."
The Food and Drug Administration is planning an unprecedented effort to gradually reduce the salt consumed each day by Americans, saying that less sodium in everything from soup to nuts would prevent thousands of deaths from hypertension and heart disease.Read more »
Liberty activist Julian Heicklen again arrested and taken to hospital after refusing to stop distributing jury nullification pamphlets in front of federal courthouse in Manhattan.
Also: http://goo.gl/D0mkRead more »
Government regulation in action: Colchicine is a commonly used [naturally occurring] drug to treat gout. It used to cost pennies a pill, but now its price has since soared to $5 or more a pill.Read more »
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Nearly 80 percent of Americans say they do not trust the government to do what is right, expressing the highest level of distrust in Washington in half a century, according to a public opinion survey.
Only 22 percent of Americans say they trust the government "just about always" or "most of the time," according to the Pew Research Center survey released on Sunday.Read more »
Two soldiers from Bravo Company 2-16, the company depicted in the video, have written an open letter of apology to the Iraqis who were injured or lost loved ones during the attack that, these former soldiers say, is a regular occurrence in this war.Read more »
On April 8, about 27 students — mostly high school juniors and seniors — were taking part in a Student Alliance Program course in the highway patrol hangar at the Jefferson City airport. As part of a demonstration by Troop F, a SWAT officer rolled a “flashbang” grenade under the seats of the students without their knowledge.Read more »
Police, for all practical matters, have rights far beyond those which ordinary citizens enjoy. Police may request identification from people, detain people, beat people, and even kill innocents, with little or no fear of the negative repercussions which any of us would expect were we to do any of those things. My father described similar experiences in Birmingham in the 1950s. Welcome to the new, more egalitarian America: we are all niggers now.Read more »
A man who was caught drink-driving in a toy car with a top speed of 4mph has been banned from driving.Read more »
We can only be kept in the cages we do not see. A brief history of human enslavement - up to and including your own. From Freedomain Radio, the largest and most popular philosophy conversation in the world.Read more »
Police in Des Moines, Iowa, may have been trying to "scare" the peace movement when they ticketed the mother of an adolescent anti-war protester for corrupting her daughter, a law professor says.Read more »
Who are these centrist, independent-minded voters who swung the elections in Virginia, New Jersey and Massachusetts to Republican candidates and are likely to be crucial in races this fall?
Political analysts are searching for a name. They have tried “tea partier,” “populist,” “conservative,” even “strange and unpredictable.”
None of these fits, however.
These voters are neither populist nor conservative. But many may be libertarian — fiscally conservative but socially liberal or tolerant.Read more »
After a Howard University student was drugged and raped at a party, her attempts to get a medical forensic exam were stonewalled by the cops.Read more »
We interview attorney Evan Nappen about how to handle police encounters and about his Magic Card. We as see a real life example in action.Read more »
At at a DNC fundraiser in Miami Thursday night, President Obama admitted to his supporters that the anti-tax rallies "amused" him. "So I've been a little amused over the last couple of days where people have been having these rallies about taxes. You would think they would be saying thank you."Read more »
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