Woman who used to do porn had to resign her teaching postRead more »
Orlando FIJA activists and ACLU challange Judicial Order Banning the Distribution of Jury information at the Orange County Court House.Read more »
Off duty cop walking his dogs shoots and kills a dog in front of its 15 y/o female owner. Says he felt threatened. Owners of dog will not be pressing charges and PD has already said the shooting was ok. VACAVILLE, CARead more »
Missouri state auditor says that law enforcement agencies maybe under reporting what they take as asset forfeiture during criminal investigations.Read more »
A little boy’s Los Angeles school sent him to the psychiatric ward against his mom’s wishes. Anxiety over his dad’s deployment to Iraq led the boy to “[draw] a violent picture and [write] that he wanted to die,” which prompted the school’s reaction. When the mother told officials she would have the boy see a therapist that day, she was told it was already out of her hands – the ambulance was on its way. The tyke spent 48 hours in the ward before finally being released to his mother’s care, the trauma of this experience only compounding the trauma of his father’s departure..Read more »
Chicago’s network of more than 10,000 public and private surveillance cameras has solved crimes, prevented police misconduct and made residents feel safe, Mayor Daley said Tuesday, rejecting the American Civil Liberties Union’s call for a moratorium on new cameras and strict controls on existing ones.Read more »
Frustrated by students habitually skipping class, police and school officials in Anaheim are turning to GPS tracking to ensure they come to class.Read more »
Among the several changes that are currently taking place in Egypt after the January 25 revolution and the subsequent ouster of the regime is the release of several books previously banned during the rule of former President Hosni Mubarak. Thousands of books that were banned during the time of Mubarak for their criticism of the regime are currently available, said Essam, a bookstore owner.Read more »
"For the second year in a row, Ron Paul won the presidential straw poll at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, earning 30 percent of the vote. The Texas congressman, known for his libertarian views, ran for president in 2008 but was never a serious contender for the GOP nomination."Read more »
A detailed view as to why IP laws are preventing innovation rather than protecting it.Read more »
Come rain or shine, hard-working teenager Sam Green-Jeffries diligently dragged himself out of bed to start his paper round at 6.45 every morning.
So it was a shock when he found that his two years’ devotion to duty meant he was breaking a bizarre law banning children from working before 7am.
Now the 15-year-old – whose dedication has won him a national award – may be forced to quit because starting later is making him late for school.
Incredibly, bureaucrats stepped in after they were tipped off by an anonymous busybody.Read more »
The law will be enforced in a similar way to that banning public urination, with local chiefs tasked with bringing noxious gasbags to justice. However, the minister has been challenged by the solicitor general, who says that the justice minister's interpretation of the offending Local Courts Bill clause is taking the piss. Said clause declares: "Any person who vitiates the atmosphere in any place so as to make it noxious to the public to the health of persons in general dwelling or carrying on business in the neighbourhood or passing along a public way shall be guilty of a misdemeanour."Read more »
This and other articles refer to takedowns of various sites that link to live streams of sporting events--not coincidentally, just before the Super Bowl. Many sites taken down aren't even in the United States, such as Rojadirecta.org, and none of them actually host the streams. Rojadirecta, in Spain, has even been ruled completely legal by Spanish courts. Yet, the heavy-handed US government continues to push its weight around the globe.Read more »
What could possibly be more conducive to "…protecting the integrity of the jury system…" than informing juries of one of their powers? Does the judge not want to see the jury system working as it should, as a check on tyrannical government? It would seem not, otherwise he would welcome the FIJA activists educational efforts at his court. Obviously, the judge likes his juries obedient and easily manipulated.Read more »
After cose to a year of almost daily FIJA activism at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, a Judge has officially ordered such activity 'contemp of court'Read more »
New Hampshire court rules that mother is too religious to homeschool daughter, orders child to attend government schooling.Read more »
A spokesman told us: "We do not publicly disclose our prosecution policy in relation to specific offences as to do so may allow offenders to adapt or restrict their behaviour to conduct which falls short of our prosecution threshold."
They added that any such information would also be exempt from any attempt to tease it out by using Freedom of Information legislation.Read more »
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