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Showing posts with label abuse. Show all posts
July 14, 2016

TSA screeners win immunity from abuse claims: appeals court

fromReuters: Whether it be Lois Lerner, James Clapper, Eric Holder, James Comey, Peter Strzok, the local cop or the TSA screener, we are reminded daily: government is NOT accountable to us.
Police State America      The Government is Not Us

Andrew Napolitano: Filling the swamp

fromCreators:  Trump has given us a nominee to the highest court in the land who typifies the culture he railed against when he claimed he'd drain the swamp.
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process     Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Bernie Sanders asks nation to please stop mailing him books on economics

fromBabylonBee: Elderly hack decides to stay stupid despite outpouring of assistance.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

VIDEO: Thomas Sowell - Incentives Matter, Intentions Don't

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Economist Thomas Sowell explains what happens to intentions on the road toward results.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

A landmark legal shift opens Pandora’s box for DIY guns

fromWired: Cody Wilson makes digital files that let anyone 3-D print untraceable guns. The government tried to stop him. He sued—and won.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle        2nd Amendment Assaults

Remember when sea-level rise was going to cause Pacific Islands to disappear? Never mind.

fromWattsUpWithThat: Coral atolls getting larger, not sinking according to new study using satellite data.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

February 19, 2018


Taxing America out of its liberties

fromTheWashingtonTimes: America’s Founders never envisioned the federal government having power to extract so much of our earnings and to spend it on social engineers who pry into our lives every way they can.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market      The Government is Not Us

VIDEO: Thomas Sowell - Government is Not the Answer

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Professor Sowell relates how working for government cured his Marxism.
The Government is Not Us      Regulation Nation

Free market, better medicine

fromUSNews: The regulatory environment limits the creation of a free, functioning and competitive market for prescription drugs.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market    Regulation Nation

4 complaints about gun owners debunked

fromTheDailyBell: Four common knee-jerk reactions to gun ownership and the corresponding data.
2nd Amendment Assaults

Federal abuses on Obama's watch represent a growing blight on his legacy

fromTheHill: Given the tight control Obama exercised over his administration, the idea that any of these appointees and loyalists freelanced their activities without his approval or that of his White House strains credulity.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

The UK banned guns—now stabbings and violent crime are out of control

fromTheFreeThoughtProject: While gun control advocates argue stricter laws could prevent mass shootings, statistics show that countries with such laws in place battle increasing rates of stabbings and other violent crimes. 
2nd Amendment Assaults

February 12, 2018


Convictions thrown out after police caught paying labs for positive DUI test results

fromTheFreeThoughtProject: A judge has ruled that the practice of state forensics labs receiving financial compensation for positive tests that lead to DUI convictions is unconstitutional. 
Police State America    The Government is Not Us

CNN’s reporting not holding up too well

fromConsultingByRPM: A look back at CNN's now debunked contention that infamous Steele dossier was not fake nor funded by the Clinton campaign.
Indoctrination and Censorship     Media Bias on Parade

When will it stop? Conservatives who vowed to cut spending keep spending

fromMcClatchyDCBureau: Old Chinese Proverb: When I talk, I put on my mask. When I act, I take it off.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market      The Government is Not Us

Journalists "begging" not to be told about surveillance abuses; "propagandists" in newsrooms

fromZeroHedge: Investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson said she has never seen journalists "so uncurious and begging" not to be told about alleged or supposed violations of citizens rights.
Indoctrination and Censorship     Media Bias on Parade

VIDEO: Milton Friedman - What is Monetary Policy?

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Professor Friedman brilliantly explains monetary policy, what money really is, the Federal Reserve and the price system.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

$20 billion hidden in the swamp: Feds redact 255,000 salaries

fromZeroHedge: The only thing the bureaucratic resistance hates more than President Trump is the disclosure of their own salaries.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption      The Government is Not Us

January 24, 2018


Republicans hope to release 'jaw-dropping' memo on surveillance abuses

fromFoxNews: House Republicans are hopeful that a four-page memo allegedly containing "jaw-dropping" revelations about U.S. government surveillance abuses will soon be made public.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make    Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

VIDEO: Milton Friedman - The Seen Vs The Unseen

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Professor Friedman explains why the majority of Americans are not represented in the crony capitalistic system that prevails in America.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption   Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page texted about ‘secret society’ after election

fromBreitbart: House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) said the “secret society” discussion began the day after the election.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Unarmed high School sports star killed by police as he backed out of his own driveway

fromTheFreeThoughtProject: A high school track and wrestling star was gunned down by police conducting a welfare check. He was unarmed and merely backing his car out of his own driveway.
Police State America

Walter E Williams: We don't need bad law

fromCreatorsSyndicate: Our nation does not need stronger laws against libel. To the contrary, libel and slander laws should be repealed.
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process    Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

Privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo wants to keep you safe around the web

fromTheVerge.com: The company’s revamped app and browser extension will block ad tracking networks from companies like Google and Facebook.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

October 28, 2017


The war on standards: illiterate teachers edition

from PowerlineBlog: The New York Board of Regents eliminated a requirement that aspiring teachers in the state pass a literacy test to become certified. Why? Hispanic and black candidates had a harder time passing it than whites.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Feds crack down on new national security threat: unlicensed massages

from Reason: American police are currently obsessed with enforcing exactly which body parts can be massaged and by whom.
Regulation Nation

The myth of natural monopoly

from Mises: The very term "public utility" is an absurd one. Every good is useful to the public, and almost every good may be considered necessary. Any designation of public utility is completely arbitrary and unjustified. — Murray Rothbard
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

🎬  Ayn Rand - How to Rule Mankind

from LibertyPen: The guiding philosophy of the left revealed in one four minute video (excerpt from the Fountainhead).
The Government is Not Us

Chuck Grassley calls for special counsel in Uranium One scandal

from Breitbart: Given that Mueller was the head of the FBI a the time, he really shouldn't be heading an investigation that involves looking into the FBI's actions.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Arrested, cuffed, raped, and Brooklyn DA sees a consent question?

from NY Times: The relationship between security and liberty is often described as a balancing act. This act can’t take place if we’re not informed about the technology used to safeguard our security.
Police State America

September 21, 2017


Who truly imperils our free society? 

from Creators Syndicate: A revealing and insightful look into the barbarians destroying America from within.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

Hours after Hurricane Irma, Miami-Dade county tickets residents for code violations 

from New York Post: Government wasted no time identifying Hurricane Irma not just as a storm but a windfall.
The Government is Not Us

John Stossel: Detoured by Government

from Creators Syndicate: More and more Americans are learning that licensing is about revenue collection and restricting competition for incumbent businesses. It is not about consumer protection but rather cronyism.
Economic Policy: Statism vs The Free Market

Police in Oklahoma City fatally shoot man who was holding a stick

from New York Post: 2 cops see a man accused of no crimes holding a stick. One tasers him and the other shoots. The man dies. Cops get a vacation, man gets a funeral.
Police State America

France set to make wolf-whistling at women illegal

from Milo: Governments are relentless in their efforts control every facet of human behavior. Even the most benign expressions of unapproved thought are to be criminalized. France takes the lead.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

DHS pays police millions to ticket and prosecute motorists

from MassPrivatei: The odds of being ticketed by police are increasing at an alarming rate, as politicians and law enforcement invent new ways to take money from the public.
Police State America

September 16, 2017


Maduro drops all pretense, vows to become a dictator to ensure “economic peace” in Venezuela 

from PanAm Post: End stage socialism for all to see. Leftists and children should be careful what they wish for.
Economic Policy: Statism vs The Free Market

Sheriff forced to pay own money for sending SWAT team after cop who criticized him 

from The Free Thought Project: A Louisiana Sheriff, who sent a SWAT team after a fellow officer who exposed his corruption, is now being held accountable with a civil lawsuit. Of course, no criminal or disciplinary actions have been taken.
Police State America

 🎬  Thomas DiLorenzo - The Revolution of 1913 

LibertyPen: Ever wonder how our beautiful country, founded on individual liberty, has morphed into its present state of a powerful central government attempting to dictate every facet of your life? The events of 1913 contains the answers.
Economic Policy: Statism vs The Free Market

The self-driving vehicle future will be the end of privacy 

from The Activist Post: The vehicles sensors will constantly be sucking up data (weather, traffic, speed, location, time, date) and feeding it into the navigation system, potentially revealing private details to law enforcement and other hackers.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Cops claim standard procedure used as teen is tasered to death 

from The Free Thought Project: Cops caught on video tasering a teen in his genitals until he died and saying they were going to kill him, now claim this is standard procedure.
Police State America

Let's Hope For Jury Nullification: Prosecutor Wants Man To Serve 20 Years In Prison For Stealing $31 Worth Of Candy

by Josie Duffy.    What if justice was a result and not just a process? Louisiana has the dubious honor of being the most incarceratory state in the world's most incarceratory country. In New Orleans, Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizaro has been hailed as a reformer—organizations like Court Watch NOLA and others have publicly    ... MORE

Sharon Cohen: Chicago's $662 Million Police Misconduct Bill

But few officers punished.   In this city's troubled history of police misconduct, Eric Caine's case may be unrivaled: It took more than 25 years and $10 million to resolve. For decades, he maintained he didn't brutally kill an elderly couple. The police, he said, beat him into a false confession. Locked up at age 20, he was freed at 46, bewildered by a world  ... MORE

Woman Arrested For Protecting Dog From Cop Acquitted

by Jacob Sullum. Last week a West Virginia woman who stood between her dog and a state trooper intent on killing him was acquitted of obstructing an officer by a jury in Wood County. It took jurors just half an hour to acquit 23-year-old Tiffanie Hupp after they watched the video of the incident that Hupp's husband, Ryan, shot with his cellphone.  ... MORE

NYPD Wants To Make "Resisting Arrest" Into A Felony

by Cory Doctorow.      Cops want sharper teeth. It's no secret that "resisting arrest" is the go-to excuse for violence committed against suspects by corrupt cops -- it's practically a running gag. But if NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton gets his way, resisting arrest will offer near-perfect impunity to his force's most violent and sleazy officers,    ... MORE

Video Of Long Beach Killing By Police Of Suspect Released; Officer Shot His Partner, Then Both Cops Shot The Suspect

by Brian Doherty. So what was the crime for which Noel Aguilar had been apprehended?   Riding a bike wearing headphones.   Petty law enforcement claims another life. When Noel Aguilar was shot and killed by two officers in Long Beach, California, in May 2014, the police initially reported that Aguilar had shot Officer Albert Murad before     ... MORE

FBI Admits Police Violence Tracking System Is A Travesty

by T.C. Sottek.    The Washington Post reported today that the Federal Bureau of Investigation plans to replace its inadequate system for tracking police violence by 2017; an FBI official is calling it a "travesty." "We are responding to a real human outcry," FBI assistant director Stephen L. Morris told the Post. "People want to know what police are doing, and   ... MORE

Matt Agorist: College Grad Tasered & Beaten Until He Dies – The Chicago PD Releases The 3rd Horrific Video In Days

The hits keep on comin. It seems that the Chicago Police department is holding confession as the third video in just days has been released showing officers beat and taser a man before he dies. Only two weeks ago, after months of public pressure, the Chicago PD released the dashcam of Laquan McDonald being murdered by officer Jason Van Dyke.   ... MORE

Ed Krayewski: Video Captures A Knife-Wielding Man Surrounded And Executed By A Firing Squad Of Cops

Police admit five of the officers fired their guns.  Police in San Francisco shot and killed a man they say was a suspected stabber after he approached an officer while holding a knife. Video posted of the incident to Instagram shows at least nine officers pointing their guns at the man, who appears to be trying to walk away as an officer moves in   ... MORE

NY Times Editorial: The Chicago Police Scandal

A conspiracy of concealment.    The cover-up that began 13 months ago when a Chicago police officer executed 17-year-old Laquan McDonald on a busy street might well have included highly ranked officials who ordered subordinates to conceal information. But the conspiracy of concealment exposed last week when the city, under court order, ... MORE

Innocent Man Paralyzed After Unprovoked Police Beating

Cops arbitrarily destroy a man's life.    Family say a man beaten by three officers with the San Antonio police department last year is now paralyzed from the chest down after surgeons experienced complications attempting to repair his spine. Forty-three-year-old Roger Carlos was in the 10600 block of Westover Hills Blvd. in May, 2014 taking    ... MORE

The Corrupt System That Killed Laquan McDonald

by Conor Friedersdorf.  A Chicago cop now faces murder charges—but will anyone hold his colleagues, his superiors, and elected officials accountable for their failures? Thanks to clear video evidence, Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was charged this week with first-degree murder for shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. Nevertheless, ... MORE

Alexander Hendrie: Impeach IRS chief John Koskinen

Halt the tax agency’s partisan scheming.    After revelations that the Internal Revenue Service was restricting political speech and targeting conservative and tea party groups, John Koskinen was appointed to head the agency, promising reform and transparency. These promises never came to fruition. Instead of admitting fault, Mr. Koskinen’s IRS   ... MORE