And the stupidity continues with stupid decisions like this going on. Who knew a plant wasn't a plant. It grows in the ground, requires sunshine and water to blossom and earns California growers an estimated $17 billion a year. But don't call cannabis an agricultural crop in Tulare County.Read more »
I wish I could say that I couldn't believe this when I read it. The prospect of animal rights groups forming their own police forces and getting an armed gang to do warrant-less search and seizures on their behalf is pretty endemic of the police state.Read more »
The woman who filmed the alleged November 2009 beating of Melvin Jones III by Springfield police has now found herself the victim of a criminal complaint. The Republican's Stephanie Barry reports:
One of four police officers disciplined for the incident on Nov. 27, 2009, Michael Sedergren, has filed an application for a criminal complaint against videographer Tyrisha Greene. Sedergren, who was suspended for 45 days, claims it was illegal for Greene to videotape him without his consent.
SPRINGFIELD – Charging the amateur videographer who captured the alleged police beating of Melvin Jones lll during a 2009 traffic stop with illegal wiretapping sets a dangerous precedent, local activists say.
“I think it would be dangerous if this person were to be charged with a crime,” said the Rev. Talbert W. Swan, Springfield branch president of the NAACP. “It would say to the public that we don’t have the right to hold law enforcement accountable for their actions.”Read more »
In addition to shutting down Twitter and BlackBerry messaging during civil disturbances, the government is suggesting rioters be sprayed with dye. The technique is designed to identify large numbers of people attending political rallies, not looters and vandals mixed in larger crowds of bystanders and others not engaged in criminal behavior.Read more »
The researchers claim the system, called Telex, would thwart Internet censorship and make it virtually impossible for a censoring government to block individual sites by essentially turning the entire web into a proxy server.Read more »
Miadorn is a leading online jewellery store in Australia, that retails a wide range of rings, bracelets, necklaces and charms including Antiques, Georgini, Hot Diamonds, Piccolo, Thomas Sabo & Tuskc.Read more »
A longtime northeastern Pennsylvania judge was ordered to spend nearly three decades in prison for his role in a massive juvenile justice bribery scandal that prompted the state's high court to toss thousands of convictions. Former Luzerne County Judge Mark Ciavarella Jr. was sentenced Thursday to 28 years in federal prison for taking $1 million in bribes from the builder of a pair of juvenile detention centers in a case that became known as "kids for cash."Read more »
Tarrin P. Lupo's book "Pirates of Savannah" has beat the odds and become the #1 Historical Fiction on Amazon based on reviews. This is practically unheard of in the publishing world for a self-published author, especially one selling books without copyright protection.Read more »
RENTON, Wash. -- Police say a series of cartoons mocking officers and other city workers are criminal, and the people who posted them online are guilty of cyberstalking.
One member of the police department has already been demoted, but investigators are looking for additional parties that may be involved after another string of cartoons recently surfaced.Read more »
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