Remember the cop from MO who shot a dog on tape? He trolled the local newspaper's forums and released sealed records of the people who posted in the comment section.Read more »
Many times liberty activists handing out information for the Fully Informed Jury Association have been told that they can’t film on federal property by the US Marshals and other law enforcement officers at the US District courthouse in lower Manhattan, New York City. Things sure are different when they want the public to see a juicy criminal coming or going.Read more »
One former drug cop's crusade of civil disobedience against America's drug war establishment has turned into a nightmare for his family, which now faces the very real threat of losing a father and husband for up to six months or more. Barry Cooper stood handcuffed in front of the state's capitol building on Friday morning, after he'd turned himself in on a warrant for allegedly making a False Report to a Peace Officer.Read more »
Privacy rights advocates and civil liberties campaigners in Europe are raising the alarm about a new surveillance system that monitors conversations in public.Read more »
The Transportation Security Administration will block all websites that contain “controversial opinion” from its federal computers in the latest example of how Internet censorship is expanding in both the private and public sector as the federal government prepares to push through a power grab that will empower President Obama to shut down the world wide web with an emergency decree.Read more »
As CNN is now reporting, the U.S. government has issued a new rule that would make it a felony crime for any journalist, reporter, blogger or photographer to approach any oil cleanup operation, equipment or vessel in the Gulf of Mexico. Anyone caught is subject to arrest, a $40,000 fine and prosecution for a federal felony crime.Read more »
"I'm going to start by saying that at no point in this note will I be exaggerating, bending the truth or lying in any way. I can also say I've never felt this angry, violated or betrayed." This is a really long article, but very detailed about the stuff that went on at the G20. Sick. Completely fucking sick.Read more »
"Sobriety checkpoints, like the one in San Pablo, have increasingly become profitable operations that are far more likely to seize cars from unlicensed — and often illegal immigrant — motorists, than to catch drunken drivers."Read more »
RATEMYCOP.com is a privately-held company based in Los Angeles. The website allows registered users to leave written feedback about their interactions with police officers, and rank the officer's service based on three criteria: Professionalism, Fairness and Satisfaction.Read more »
Law enforcement is using dubious justifications to spy on Americans based on nothing more than people's political beliefs.Read more »
Beware of your words and thoughts if you are in Massachusetts, it is a crime to be an atheist:Read more »
Terrafugia gets key FAA clearance for its 'roadable aircraft' and looks to deliver first one next yearRead more »
While drafting the Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson wrote "our fellow subjects," then scrubbed it out and replaced it with "our fellow citizens", showing an evolution of thought.Read more »
Did you know the original Declaration of Independence was signed four years before the one that is celebrated on July 4th. A group of Appalachia Hill folk declared themselves independent from the British years before the rest of the nation. We explore the history of the Watauga association and the battle of Kings mountain. See how a loose band of hillbillies were really the first free settlement in the coloniesRead more »
Strapped U.S. Police Turn to Marijuana Busts for Cash - The reason is simple: If the California lawman steps up his pursuit of marijuana growers, his department is eligible for roughly half a million dollars a year in federal anti-drug funding, helping save some jobs.Read more »
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has ordered about 200,000 state workers to be paid the federal minimum wage because the state Legislature has not passed a budget.
Department of Personnel Administration Director Debbie Endsley sent the order Thursday in a letter to the state controller. Most state employees will be paid the federal minimum of $7.25 per hour for the July pay period.Read more »
More Stories of the police abusing and arresting peaceful people and releasing them 12+ hours later without charges!Read more »
An anarchist café in Santa Cruz is a victim of a burglary. Santa Cruz police catch the suspect, but the café says it doesn't want to press charges.Read more »
In just six months, the largest tax hikes in the history of America will take effect. They will hit families and small businesses in three great waves on January 1, 2011.....Read more »
"Red-light cameras would be banned from being used to generate money for cities under a bill moving through the state Legislature. If the legislation is adopted, San Francisco and cities in San Mateo County would be forced to prove that an intersection is dangerous before installing a camera there. Cities would be forbidden from considering the potential profitability of a red-light camera when deciding whether to proceed with a proposed installation."Read more »
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