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Illinois: Where Recording On-Duty Cops Is Treated Like Sexual Assault

http://reason.com

Illinois charges you with a Class I felony for recording cops; it's punishable by 4 to 15 years in prison.

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Attorney General Corbett Subpoenas Twitter to Name Bloggers

http://www.whtm.com

So, Pennsylvania's AG Tom Corbett, who just won the Republican primary nomination for Governor on Tuesday, is pressuring Twitter to reveal the names and contact info of two Twitter users who have been critical of him. Will the fascism never end? Oopps.... better watch what I say online, since I live in PA. Obersturmbannführer Corbett might target me next....

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Dumb cops spend all day pulling up what they thought was cannabis.

http://rawstory.com

That's because a recently discovered cache of plants, initially pegged by officials speaking to local news as "one of the largest marijuana plant seizures in the police department's history," turned out to be a relatively common prairie flower of little significance.

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"Code compliance officers" bust man for digging tunnels under his home

http://www.kvue.com

Personally, I'd love to have a network of tunnels under my home... *shrug*

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Panera Cafe Says: " Pay What You Want"...

http://www.msnbc.msn.com

The national bakery and restaurant chain launched a new nonprofit store here this week that has the same menu as its other 1,400 locations. But the prices are a little different — there aren’t any. Customers are told to donate what they want for a meal, whether it’s the full suggested price, a penny or $100.

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The 5 Most Popular Safety Laws (That Don't Work)

http://www.cracked.com

Really, is it ever possible to be too safe? Especially when it's our children at stake?

Actually, yes. Especially when the rule or law intended to make us safe is so poorly thought-out that it either does nothing but suck up public money, or creates a ripple effect of unintended side effects.

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Ninjas rescue student from muggers

http://www.heraldsun.com.au

"A student has been saved from a vicious assault - not by the boys in blue but the men in black." -- I think the headline and subheadline for this article pretty much speaks for itself.....

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Kop dog killers found innocent of wrongdoing by internal investigation

http://www.columbiatribune.com

The actions of an eight-member SWAT team that conducted a Feb. 11 narcotics raid have been deemed appropriate in an internal review, Columbia Police Chief Ken Burton said.

Attorney Jeff Hilbrenner says his client Jonathan Whitworth is disappointed that Chief Ken Burton ruled the entry of eight SWAT members and their actions to be appropriate. Read the blog.

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Police kill gun-wielding woman who refused to answer Census questions

http://www.appeal-democrat.com

A 67-year-old Yuba City woman was shot and killed by officers when she pointed a shotgun at them and refused to put it down, according to Yuba City police.

Victoria Helen Roger-Vasselin was pronounced dead late Thursday at her home at 764 Mariner Loop in an affluent neighborhood on the city’s far south side.

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House votes to expand national DNA arrest database

http://news.cnet.com

Millions of Americans arrested for but not convicted of crimes will likely have their DNA forcibly extracted and added to a national database, according to a bill approved by the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday.

By a 357 to 32 vote, the House approved legislation that will pay state governments to require DNA samples, which could mean drawing blood with a needle, from adults "arrested for" certain serious crimes. Not one Democrat voted against the database measure, which would hand out about $75 million to states that agree to make such testing mandatory.

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Kop looking for directions kills woman's dog. Caught on video.

http://www.youtube.com

http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?subjectid=298&articleid=2009...

CHICKASHA— Grady County commissioners will pay $15,000 to a woman whose dog was fatally shot by a sheriff's deputy who had stopped to ask for directions.

Tammy Christopher initially asked for $25,000, alleging deputy Sean Knight "grossly overreacted" when he killed the dog on Aug. 25.

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City requires lingerie store to get food permit for edible undies

http://www.kvue.com

How silly and crazy can the bureaucrats become. City requires lingerie store to get food permit for edible undies.

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TSA Agent Accused of Stealing Cash from Wheelchair-Bound Woman

http://www.nbcnewyork.com

A Transportation Security Administration agent has been arrested for allegedly stealing nearly $500 dollars from a wheelchair bound passenger as she passed through a security checkpoint at Newark Airport.

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local-beat/tsa-agents-accused-of-stealing...

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Police call for remote button to stop cars

http://www.guardian.co.uk

After speed cameras, road humps and mobile phone bans, there could be more bad news for Britain's motorists. Police are urging Ministers to give them the power to stop vehicles by remote control.

In what will be seen as yet another example of the in-creasing power of Big Brother, drivers face the prospect of their cars being halted by somebody pushing a button.

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British Columbia takes DNA of over 800,000 children without consent

http://www.bccla.org

A Vancouver parent is launching a class action lawsuit against the Province following revelations that B.C. had been secretly storing 800,000 DNA records without consent.

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Transocean pockets $270M in insurance from recent BP oil rig disaster

http://crooksandliars.com

Transocean... the co. that leased the rig to BP that recently blew up has pocketed $270M in damages! Smell something fishy?

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Court ruling: Prisons exempt from punishment for proven inmate rape.

http://motherjones.com

US 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that prison officials have immunity, shielding them from paying $625,000 in rape damages to Ohio inmate Michelle Ortiz. The woman was punished with solitary confinement for reporting the rape.

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Autistic Teen Face Terrorism Charge Over Drawing

http://www.myfoxdc.com

The good news is that he got an A in stick figure art.

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FCC Issues $10k Fines To NY, NJ Pirates

http://www.radioink.com

May 13, 2010: The FCC's Enforcement Bureau has issued a pair of $10,000 forfeiture orders related to unauthorized FM broadcasts.

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Kops seize 14k from woman. She sues. Wins 75k in damages

http://www.parispi.net

A federal jury in Jackson ruled Friday that a Henry County sheriff's deputy was wrong in seizing more than $14,000 from a woman during a lengthy traffic stop in 2008.

As a result, the jury awarded the woman, Carmina Perez, $75,000 in damages Friday, according to a report on WSMV-TV from Nashville.

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