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Arizona Town In Furor After 2nd Citizen Arrested At Town Meet

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Small Arizona Town In Furor After 2nd Citizen Arrested For Speaking At Town Meeting

The town of Quartzsite, AZ, population 3,466, is in disarray after a video showing police hauling away a citizen for speaking at the town meeting podium went viral. The woman was saying that the town council had been violating open meeting laws.

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Driver smokes joint at police stop

http://www.cbc.ca

A brazen driver shocked police by lighting up a joint at a traffic checkpoint in Yarmouth,N.S.
RCMP were conducting a routine vehicle inspection last Wednesday afternoon when the smell of cannabis caught their attention.

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Jail time for growing produce.

http://www.theagitator.com

Another home owner facing jail time for gardening. This time for vegetables. This is semi-local news for me and as a gardener I'm taking it upon myself to organize resistance.

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Family lives in storage unit, CPS takes kids

http://abcnews.go.com

The northeast Houston storage unit that the Leonards call home has 10,000 square feet—plenty of room for the parents and their six kids to roam around. It has air conditioning, beds, a bath tub, a microwave oven and two computers--among other amenities. But it lacks running water. And partly on that basis, CPS has taken custody of the couple's offspring.

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Google Hands Over User Data For 94% Of U.S. Law Enforcement Requests

http://blogs.forbes.com

Google only gave the Brazilian government information in 76% of the 1,804 cases in which the country requested it, and for only 72% of the U.K.’s 1,162 requests. It took an even stronger line against countries like Poland, Hungary and Turkey, giving over data in only 33 times out of the 272 in which Poland requested it, and in none of the 45 Turkish or 68 Hungarian requests.

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'Anonymous' hackers declare war on Orlando

http://today.msnbc.msn.com

The hacker group Anonymous on Monday declared war against the city of Orlando, Florida, over the arrest of people handing out food to homeless people.

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Anonymous Launches A WikiLeaks For Hackers: HackerLeaks

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Earlier this week members of the hacker collective, and specifically a sub-group known as the People’s Liberation Front, (PLF) launched two new leaking sites, LocalLeaks.tk (not to be confused with the similarly named Localeaks.com) and HackerLeaks.tk. Both hope to receive documents through an anonymous submissions channel, analyze them, and then distribute them to the press to get “maximum exposure and political impact.”

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Official Calls for 13 Counties To Secede From California

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com

Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone apparently thinks so, after proposing that the county lead a campaign for as many as 13 Southern California counties to secede from the state.Stone said in a statement late Thursday that Riverside, Imperial, San Diego, Orange, San Bernardino, Kings, Kern, Fresno, Tulare, Inyo, Madera, Mariposa and Mono counties should form the new state of South California.

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Purdue announces amnesty program to prevent alcohol-related deaths

http://www.fox59.com

The university said they are offering amnesty to underage drinkers who get sick or are hurt. Underage drinkers or their friends can call police without fear of being punished.

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Elderly woman asked to remove adult diaper during TSA search

http://www.nwfdailynews.com

Jean Weber of Destin filed a complaint with the Department of Homeland Security after her 95-year-old mother was detained and extensively searched last Saturday while trying to board a plane to fly to Michigan to be with family members during the final stages of her battle with leukemia.

Her mother, who was in a wheelchair, was asked to remove an adult diaper in order to complete a pat-down search.

“It’s something I couldn’t imagine happening on American soil,” Weber said Friday. “Here is my mother, 95 years old, 105 pounds, barely able to stand, and then this.”

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Lawmakers to introduce bill to legalize marijuana

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A group of US representatives plan to introduce legislation that will legalize marijuana and allow states to legislate its use, pro-marijuana groups said Wednesday.

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Iowa school principal spanks kids on birthday

http://www.parentdish.com

A principal in an Iowa elementary school spanks kids on their birthday- these "whammies" are supposed to be a cute tradition but one parent sees it as training his child to be subservient to authority.

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The Government in One Town Wants the Keys to Your House

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Ordinance #2740( An unfunded city-wide mandate) was passed with a resounding 6 to 1 vote, and it allows for the citizens of Cedar Falls to forcefully give the government keys to their comercial properties through universal 'lock boxes'. The intent of the program is to provide increased safety and protection to personal, private property which include businesses, apartments and some rental houses-- which by the way-- comes at the expense of furthering wayward erosion of fundamental constitutional rights.

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Lawmakers Propose Teen 'Sexting' Law - WSJ.com

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New York state lawmakers are advancing a bill that would create an "educational reform program" for teenagers who get in trouble for creating and sharing pornographic images of minors. The program, proposed by Assembly Democrats, is intended to give prosecutors and judges a more lenient option for dealing with teenagers accused of "sexting," using their cellphones, email or social-networking sites to distribute naked and sexually explicit pictures of themselves or classmates.

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French ban words 'Twitter' & 'Facebook' from being used on TV & radio

http://www.dailymail.co.uk

In a controversial move the French government has said that it will enforce a law so that the words 'Facebook' and 'Twitter' will not be allowed to be spoken on the television or on the radio.

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TN student suspended for having asthma inhaler in class

http://www.columbiadailyherald.com

When fifth-grader Isaiah Butts’ inhaler fell out of his pocket at school, he received an in-school suspension, a penalty his mother says suffocates common sense and could put other children at risk.

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Infant dies 6 days after being taken by the state

http://www.cbc.ca

The mother of a 4½-month-old Alberta infant who died six days after she was taken into government care is rejecting the allegations that led to the child's seizure.

Two social workers and an RCMP officer went to the woman's central Alberta house on April 5. The woman's lawyer said they had an apprehension order for her roommate's children but also ended up taking the baby girl.

The child died six days later on April 11 after spending time in foster care.

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YouTube Embedding a Crime?

http://www.tgdaily.com

Senate Bill 978 is working through the Senate making a possible felony of embedding copyrighted work, intentionally or unknowingly.

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Woman selling 'suicide kits' reignites right-to-die debate

http://www.latimes.com

Sharlotte Hydorn, 91, says she's 'just interested in helping people' who might otherwise suffer painful deaths. FBI agents raided her home last week in an investigation of possible mail fraud or other violations.

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Officials say man must tear down ‘Phonehenge’ house

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Los Angeles county officials are demanding that a creative homeowner tear down a 20,000-square-foot domicile he calls "Phonehenge West"--or face up to seven years in jail. A jury began hearing the county's case against Fahey last week: He is charged with 14 criminal misdemeanor counts, including unlawful use of land.

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