Showing posts with label misconduct. Show all posts
Showing posts with label misconduct. Show all posts

Nov 26, 2018

Beijing to judge every resident based on behavior by end of 2020

fromBloomberg: Coming to a tyranny near you? China’s plan to judge each of its 1.3 billion people based on their social behavior is moving a step closer to reality.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Dear TSA, please stop molesting kids at the airport

fromCreators: "Normally, I would have reported this incident to the proper authorities. Inappropriate contact with a child is a criminal act. But in this case, the proper authorities were the ones feeling up the kid."
The Government is Not Us

VIDEOS: Migrant caravan storms border, U.S. shuts down crossing in response

fromGrabieNews: Some in the caravan are launching projectiles at U.S. border authorities.
Defense Versus The War Machine

Violence Against Women Act diminishes the seriousness of domestic violence

fromTheHill: An opinion piece from Wendy McElroy. The pending bill would expand the definition of DV in a way that could harm abused women and other innocent people. 
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Thomas Sowell returns

fromReason: America's top social scientist on what has changed since he sat down with Reason 38 years ago.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Trump's Trade war bailout program Is a predictable mess

fromReason: More than 1,100 people living in America's 50 largest cities have received bailout funds intended for farmers harmed by Trump's trade war.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Andrew Napolitano: The Heckler's Veto

The government must protect unpopular speech.  On Feb. 7, 1946, Arthur Terminiello, a Roman Catholic priest who was a fierce opponent of communism and believed that President Harry Truman was too comfortable with it, gave an incendiary speech in a Chicago hall that his sponsors had rented. The hall held about 800 people, but nearly   ... MORE

Hard Times For The Nixon Of The Democrats

by Wesley Pruden.  The wheel that goes around comes around, as life teaches us all, even Hillary Clinton. She was 27, a reckless and ambitious lawyer for the House Judiciary Committee, working to impeach Richard Nixon. She couldn’t imagine that she would one day be the Nixon of the Democrats, a reckless and ambitious presidential candidate   ... MORE

Obama May Be Ensnared In The Clinton Email Scandal

by Jonathan F. Keller.  Perhaps President Obama’s involvement is the reason that the FBI has not yet referred charges to the Justice Department in the Hillary Clinton email case.  It may be metastasizing so quickly and so dangerously that not only are agents and lawyers within the agency having trouble keeping up with new evidence of wrongdoing, but that    ... MORE

William N. Grigg: Chicago Cops Say Keeping Evidence Of Misconduct Puts Cops In Danger – So They’re Destroying It

Destroying the evidence of long festering corruption.     With protesters thronging the streets of Chicago demanding police accountability and clamoring for the resignation of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the city’s police union is frantically trying to destroy decades of records documenting police misconduct. As is always the case, the     ... MORE

Video Reveals Motorist Had His Hands Up Before Police Officers Executed His 6-Year-Old Son Strapped In Seat

by Michael Kunzelman.  Good thing the cops were black and victims white.  A police body camera recorded the father of a 6-year-old autistic boy with his hands up and posing no threat as police fired into his car, severely wounding the motorist and killing his son, the man's lawyer said Monday. "This was not a threatening situation for the police," ... MORE

Two Years After Edward Snowden's Exposure, The NSA To End Bulk Collection Of Data From American's Phone Calls

At least, that is the official line.   The NSA is ready to end later this month collecting Americans' domestic call records in bulk. It will move to a more targeted system, meeting a legislative deadline imposed earlier this year, according to a government memo seen by Reuters. The memo, sent on Monday from the NSA to relevant committees in the U.S.   ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: The Ben Carson Flap

Conservative blacks disrupt the MSM narrative.      Dr. Ben Carson's whole life has been very unusual, so perhaps we should not be surprised to see the latest twist — the media going ballistic over discrepancies in a few things he said. Years ago, when I was writing some autobiographical sketches, I dug up old letters, to check out     ... MORE

Police Prosecutions Have Increased, But Not Convictions

by Scott Shackford.      I don't know that I would necessarily call it "good news" that we're seeing more police officers facing actual charges and trials for fatal shootings. Given, though, that there's been a notable increase in the number of people killed by police in recent years, a doubling in the frequency by which officers face trial in 2015     ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Who's Responsible?

What do we make of Hillary's observation?    Hillary Clinton told a mixed audience, "I mean, if we're honest, for a lot of well-meaning, open-minded white people, the sight of a young black man in a hoodie still evokes a twinge of fear". Before we get into the nuts and bolts of that observation, I'd like to ask a question. Would well-meaning,      ... MORE

Woman Flips Off Mayor, So He Sends SWAT Team After Her

by John Vibes.   Cops deployed as tools for politician. Tina Warren has been fighting her local government over rising water bills, leaving her at odds with the town’s mayor, Bill Kirkpatrick. Warren has been running a number of campaigns against his policies, and she has even been flipping the mayor the middle finger every time she sees him. Tina’s     ... MORE

Absence Of DEA Accountability Another Drug War Failure

A Las Vegas Review-Journal editorial.   Each year, the United States spends more than $51 billion on the war on drugs — a war we're clearly losing. The war has become so futile that the federal agency charged with leading the fight has undermined its own mission — and no one is being held accountable. A Justice Department review   .... MORE

Baltimore’s Police Brutality Nightmare: Former Officer Tweets Examples Of Corruption & Misconduct He Saw

by Sophia Tesfaye.     Ex-officer Michael A. Wood tells of horrifying mistreatment of suspects -- and promises more exposés to come. Twitter has served as mobilizing tool for marginalized activists who have used the social media platform to amplify isolated stories of police brutality until a clear narrative of systemic injustice has become undeniable.  ... MORE

It Is Mathematically Impossible To Pay Off All Of Our Debt

by Michael Snyder.   The most inconvenient truth of all. Did you know that if you took every single penny away from everyone in the United States that it still would not be enough to pay off the national debt? Today, the debt of the federal government exceeds $145,000 per household, and it is getting worse with each passing year.  Many ... MORE

Josie Wales: IRS Continues SWAT Raids For Evasion While Hundreds Of Thier Agents Avoid Paying Any Taxes At All

Government's tax cheats are low priority.  The Associated Press has reported that over 1,600 IRS employees have willfully committed tax evasion in a 10-year span; most still employed in spite of a 1998 law calling for termination in such cases. Even worse, it has been reported that many of the tax-evading agents were active in enforcing the federal  ... MORE

Rowan Lee: ACLU Releases App To Track & Record Police

What if citizens required justice? The ACLU has begun to roll out a new program through the form of an app that they call the Mobile Justice Crime Unit. Currently only a handful of states carry the program, as shown here with California’s service, but the app’s outreach is growing. The website is ultra-modern – achieving the  ... MORE      Available on iTunes 

John W. Whitehead: No Matter Who Wins The White House, The New Boss Will Be The Same As The Old Boss

Liberty is an individual, not a political, choice.    The American people remain eager to be persuaded that a new president in the White House can solve the problems that plague us. Yet no matter who wins this next presidential election, you can rest assured that the new boss will be the same as the old boss, and we—the permanent underclass in  ... MORE