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Justice Department Orders Florida to Stop Voter Purge

Posted June 1st, 2012 by ecigarettes
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The Justice Department has ordered Florida, a likely key swing state in the 2012 election, to end a controversial voter purge that has primarily targeted Latino, Democratic and independent-minded voters. The Justice Department says the process had not been cleared under the Voting Rights Act. Some Democratic politicians have expressed fear the purge could help Mitt Romney win the state in November. "What we’ve seen in Florida is an effort on a massive scale by Governor [Rick] Scott to suppress the vote, to make it more difficult for people to vote," says Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL).

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Saudi Religion Police Harass Woman for Wearing Nail Polish

Posted May 26th, 2012 by snowdog2012
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Video taken in the Hayat Mall in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia of religious police, or mutaween, attempting to keep a check on female morality.

But when one brave Saudi woman had enough, she flipped on her camera phone and made sure her harasser -- and the rest of the world -- knew he was out of place.

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SC trooper writes letter to lawyer of ticketed driver

Posted April 1st, 2012 by stuntmantdave
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A harshly worded letter written by a South Carolina state trooper is raising concerns with the state Highway Patrol.

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Illinois Traffic Stop Raises Concerns About Drug Searches, Police Dogs

Last December, filmmaker Terrance Huff and his friend Jon Seaton were returning to Ohio from St. Louis. As they drove through a small town in Illinois, a police officer pulled Huff's over for an alleged unsafe lane change. Over the next hour, the police officer interrogated the two men, employing a variety of police tactics aimed at tricking them into giving up their Fourth Amendment rights. Fortunately, this was all recorded.

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Attorney paid $170,000 after arrest for video recording police

The settlement follows a landmark ruling last August by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, declaring that the First Amendment protects the right to record police carrying out their duties in a public place...

"The law had been clear for years that openly recording a video is not a crime..."

The court's opinion made clear that people cannot be arrested simply for documenting the actions of police officers in public...

"The First Amendment includes the freedom to observe and document the conduct of government officials, which is crucial to a democracy and a free society."

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Fears of Decentralization

Many libertarians, perhaps most notably Thomas E. Woods, support the decentralization of power from the federal government, including the power of nullification. Many people fear and denounce this power, often because they like the immense power of the central state and are supporters of big government. There are, however, some very real concerns by people who desire freedom as their highest political goal.

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Controversial Painter Depicts Obama With Burning Constitution

Jon McNaughton, a controversial artist who often mixes religion and politics in his work, has released a new painting. In “One Nation Under Socialism,” President Obama holds the U.S. Constitution as it burns. While McNaughton previously depicted Obama stepping on the nation’s founding document, “One Nation Under Socialism” glowers directly as if challenging the viewer. His right hand is holding the Constitution and his left hand is pointing to the flames.

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Obama to approve indefinite detention and torture of Americans

Posted December 16th, 2011 by brill
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Yet again, Democrats and Republicans lockstep in destroying our freedoms and constitutional protections. They don't even pretend to care anymore.

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NYC Bus Makes Women Ride in Back

Posted October 19th, 2011 by Nemi
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The B110 is a city bus and open to the public, but, in an unusual arrangement, it is operated by a private company to serve two Hasidic neighborhoods. And according to Hasidic rules to curb physical contact between the sexes, men sit in the front and women in the back.

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Michigan front yard gardener faces new charges

Posted July 15th, 2011 by DarkEmber
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The Michigan woman facing 93 days in jail for front yard gardening now faces new charges for having unlicensed dogs.

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