Showing posts with label police brutality. Show all posts
Showing posts with label police brutality. Show all posts
July 2, 2016

Laws that are 'impossible' to follow can still be Constitutional, says California court

fromTheIntercept: California judges insure the state remains the gold standard for nitwittery, deciding that just because it is impossible to comply with a law doesn’t make it invalid.
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process     Regulation Nation    Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Cops arrested a black man. He called them Nazis, so he was charged with a hate crime.

fromReason: "This is not what the hate crime statute was for. This is criminalizing pure speech, and that violates the First Amendment."
Police State America

Marijuana legalization is having its best year ever

fromVox: From Canada to Vermont to Oklahoma to California, this has been a huge year for legalization advocates.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Shocking moment a cop uses a stun gun on a suspect sitting on a curb who WAS following police orders

fromTheDailyMail:     Video shows a Lancaster, Pennsylvania police officer deploy his Taser on a nonviolent man complying with orders.
Police State America

The wiretap rooms

fromTheIntercept: The NSA’s hidden spy hubs in eight U.S. cities: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Home builders are building smaller homes because of Trump's tariffs

fromEconomicPolicyJournal: Lumber is the biggest component of a new home. An average house last year had more than $60,000 in wood products. Since early last year, lumber costs have shot up by more than 60 percent.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

June 26, 2016

VIDEO: The Disgraceful Origins of America's War on Drugs

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: From the History Channel, a look at what really initiated the war on drugs. This is NOT what the government put on the front porch for the goats to consume.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Citizenship checkpoints start to spread across the Constitution-free zone

fromActivistPost: It is slowly beginning to dawn on people that when you restrict the freedoms of certain groups, that arbitrary system of oppression eventually boomerangs back upon you.
The Government is Not Us    Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

The final assault in the war on cash

fromZeroHedge: If you value sound money, political freedom, limited government, taxation with representation, enterprise and privacy… then you’re going to hate this preview of coming attractions.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

VIDEO: How Government Makes Air Travel More Dangerous

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: A look at hiring practices instituted by the Obama administration that rewards unemployment and ignorance of science while punishing military experience and education to promote diversity.
Regulation Nation       The Government is Not Us

Why they hate Tucker Carlson

fromAntiWar: No one is allowed to dissent from the official Establishment line and Carlson is the sworn enemy of lying, pomposity, smugness, and groupthink.
Indoctrination and Censorship       Media Bias on Parade

Judge rules cop can be sued for tasering teen’s genitals on video until he died

fromFreeThoughtProject: Despite police union protests, a federal judge has ruled that a police officer acted with excessive force when he tasered a teen's genitals—repeatedly—until the teen eventually died. 
Police State America

June 23, 2016

VIDEO: Trey Gowdy - Inside the IG Report - Corruption@FBI 14

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: June 19, 2018: In a highly revealing sequence, Inspector General Michael Horowitz is grilled by Senator Trey Gowdy on his extensive report regarding corruption within the FBI. 
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

After the IG report, let’s kill the FBI while we can

fromReason: It’s time for this intrusive, politicized, and overly powerful agency to be dumped.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Taxpayers shell out $2 million after video showed cop kill innocent mom while trying to kill her dog

fromFreeThoughtProject: A family has finally won a settlement in the tragic death of their mother, but the only people held liable for the cop who tried to kill a dog and killed an innocent mother instead—are the taxpayers.
Police State America

Overzealous cop mows down pedestrian while attempting traffic stop

fromTheDailyBell: From the article: "To cover the cop’s tracks, the police and media tried to blame the victim."
Police State America

CA Judge: Twitter can be sued for falsely advertising they allow free speech

fromSHTFPlan: They may no longer be able to pretend regulated speech is free speech.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Eliminate, don't expand, electric vehicle credit

fromReason: Congress should resist the call of special interests.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

June 21, 2016

Horowitz reveals that Comey Is under DOJ investigation over mishandling classified info

fromZeroHedge: “We received a referral on that from the FBI,” We are handling that referral and we will issue a report when the matter is complete."
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Walter E Williams: Blind to real problems

fromCreators: "Instead of admitting that racism has declined, we (blacks) argue all the harder that it is still alive and more insidious than ever. We hold race up to shield us from what we do not want to see in ourselves."
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Obama’s silky lie and FBI bias in the Clinton investigation

fromChicagoTribune: Obama’s lie was told in 2015, when Obama was asked by CBS’ Bill Plante when he learned Mrs. Clinton had used an unsecured email server.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

John Stossel: Patriarchy defender

fromCreators: How dare Jordan Peterson tell men there is value in the old-fashioned ideal of being a responsible, tough individual, not just a sensitive, passive person.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

At least one judge in Brooklyn knows how to stop police brutality

fromAboveTheLaw: He'll probably get smacked down by our statist Supreme Court though.
Police State America

Homeland Security's new database could chill speech, deter free association

fromIfex: Our founders designed a system where the government was servant to the people. Now, a system is being put in place to achieve just the opposite.
The Government is Not Us

June 11, 2016

Social Security and Medicare going broke even faster than projected

fromSchiffGold: For the first time since 1982, Social Security will have to dip into its $3 trillion trust fund in order to cover benefits this year. The program’s expenses will exceed its revenue three years earlier than projected.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Berkeley scholar admits "climate change has run its course"

fromZeroHedge: Treating climate change as a planet-scale problem that could be solved only by an international regulatory scheme transformed the issue into a political creed for committed believers.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Trade clash: EU to hit US with $3.3 billion in tariffs next month

fromCNNMoney: Americans are about to start paying for Trump's economic misconceptions.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Jerry Brown wants to tax drinking water

fromTheDailyCaller: The California governor will not be happy until every penny you earn is transferred to the politicians who run the state.
The Government is Not Us      Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Cops swarm and beat a black man unconscious in Arizona for no apparent reason

fromTheDailyMail: Robert Johnson was beaten unconscious by members of the Mesa Police Department because he "wouldn't sit down", though the law prohibiting standing was not provided.
The Government is Not Us      Police State America

Venezuela’s oil meltdown defies belief

fromWolfStreet: The problems for Venezuela continue to mount, and the news that it is considering force majeure points to a more catastrophic decline in production and exports.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

May 17, 2016

Supreme Court strikes down federal law that prohibited states from legalizing sports gambling

fromReason: “A more direct affront to state sovereignty is not easy to imagine.”
The War Against Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Seattle plans to punish the productive in order to subsidize bums

fromDailyMail: Democrats take care of their constituency. Seattle will tax companies including Amazon and Starbucks $275 per employee to provide shelter for the homeless in $48million scheme.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

The issue is liberty, not gambling

fromTheWallStreetJournal: The high court takes a rare stand in defense of the Tenth Amendment.
The War Against Unapproved Voluntary Exchange     Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

The University of New Hampshire earns FIRE’s top rating for free speech

fromFosters: The free exchange of ideas continues to survive in some quarters.
Indoctrination and Censorship

Stop asking what happened before someone started filming police brutality

fromTheIntercept: Most folks don't wear camcorders and only start filming when things start turning ugly.
Police State America

Justices Thomas and Gorsuch just hinted they would end privacy as we know it

fromTheDailyBeast: The rights of the individual continue to shrink as the authority of the government continues to expand, as Thomas and Gorsuch seem to have joined the parade.
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

May 13, 2016

How a “location API” allows cops to figure out where we all are in real-time

fromCreators: Last week, The New York Times reported on Securus, a prison telecom company that has a service enabling law enforcement officers to locate most American cell phones within seconds.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make     Police State America

Texas Health Department considers cracking down on CBD

fromCreators: Why would government keep patients from a harmless pain-relieving substance? Because they can. They are regulators and the mission of regulators is to destroy options.
Regulation Nation    The War Against Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Feds collect record taxes through April; still run $385.4B deficit

fromCNSNews: Politicians succeeded to transfer more wealth from individuals to themselves but could not constrain their drunken-sailor spending.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

New law: Kansas cops can no longer have sex during traffic stops

fromCreators: This is no doubt about revenue. Good news: traffic citations can no longer be bartered away. 
Bad news: the police unions are not happy.
Police State America

The new battle over genetic privacy: How DNA sites became a police weapon

fromNewstatesman: Police are using sites such as GEDMatch.com to revive historic crime investigations.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

VIDEO: Cop savagely beats his own daughter at school, and no one tries to stop him

fromTheFreeThought: Do you really think he treats the general public better than his own daughter?
Police State America

April 29, 2016

Kelo's 'Little Pink House' stands as a monument to injustice

fromTownhall: A powerful new film portrays an infuriating act of eminent domain abuse.
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

800,000 people are about to flee New York and California because of taxes, say economists

fromTownhall: Conservative economists are predicting a new mass exodus of wealth from New York and California because of the new tax law. Other economists say no, folks really don't mind exploitation.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Joe Biden, Dems and the race card: they don't leave home without it

fromCreators: Former Vice President Joe Biden recently told MSNBC's Rev. Al Sharpton that the GOP wants voter identification laws because they seek to prevent all blacks from voting.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Los Angeles Is ending its war on street food

fromReason: After years of treating the city's richest cultural resource like contraband, L.A. flirts with sensible street food policy.
Regulation Nation

Jerry Brown shafts Californians again with bait and switch gas tax

fromReason: No mention about the $2.4 billion of the tax revenue going to light rail and electric bus networks.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

WATCH: Cop shoots fleeing teenager in the back multiple times, then turn off body cams

fromFreeThoughtProject: While a police officer claimed that a teenager was pointing a gun at him before he opened fire and shot the boy in the back, the body camera footage tells a different story.
Police State America

April 27, 2016

The danger of political party mobs

fromTownhall: Mob mentality, group identity, and groupthink  - actions that individuals take when under the influence of a group, do irrational things not in their individual best interest.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption     Indoctrination and Censorship

Andrew Napolitano: War and the separation of powers

fromCreators: The constitutions of many totalitarian countries pay lip service to free speech, privacy and due process, but none has the strict separation of powers that the U.S. does.
Defense Versus The War Machine

How high are recreational marijuana taxes in your state?

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Government proclaimed marijuana "demon weed" until they found a formula to profit. When people voted liberty, government wasted no time to exploit the new revenue source.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange       The Government is Not Us       Regulation Nation

VIDEO: The Real James Comey

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: The fall from America's top cop to America's dirtiest cop. Everything you wanted to know about James Comey but were afraid to ask.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption       The Government is Not Us

John Stossel: Teachers with guns

fromCreators: The fall from America's top cop to America's dirtiest cop. Everything you wanted to know about James Comey but were afraid to ask.
2nd Amendment Assaults

‘I Think He’s Dead’: Horrific video shows raging cop repeatedly smash man’s head into the floor

fromYahooNews: A police officer has been suspended after a gruesome video was uploaded to Facebook showing him repeatedly smash a handcuffed man's head into the floor until he fell unconscious.
Police State America     The Government is Not Us

April 16, 2016

Overdose deaths are the product of drug prohibition

fromCreators: The government's dirty little secret: Drug legalization will save lives.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

America's sinking public pension plans are now $1.4 trillion underwater

fromReason: More government malfeasance wherever you turn. Taxpayer contributions to pension plans have doubled in the past decade, but pension debt continues to increase.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Drivers using mobile phones could be fined without even knowing they’ve been caught

fromNews.com: NEW hi-tech cameras that detect drivers using their mobile phones without them even knowing and automatically issues fines could soon change everything.
Regulation Nation

The way we shop online will be threatened in the Supreme Court this week

fromReason: Plus: Ketamine nasal spray gets boost from Johnson & Johnson study and Philly protests over jailing of rapper Meek Mill.
Regulation Nation

Canada's Liberal party considers decriminalization of all illicit drugs

fromTheGuardian: Drug cartels and police unions will join forces to fight this.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

VIDEO: During raid on wrong home cops kill innocent unarmed dad—no charges

fromTheFreeThoughtProject: Cops are allowed to shoot first and ask questions later. They are given special privilege as agents of the state and are not to be confused with public servants.
Police State America

April 5, 2016

The Supreme Court's continuing immunity crusade

fromReason: For cops, that is.
Police State America

Assange works for the people – now we need to save him

fromReason: Julian Assange has been silenced again. With the Cambridge Analytica story dominating the news, it seems some powerful people have reasons to keep the brave WikiLeaks boss quiet right now.
Indoctrination and Censorship      Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Congress should stop ‘policing for profit’

fromOCRegister: For decades, federal, state and local law enforcement agencies have been free to seize the property of Americans without so much as bringing criminal charges.
Police State America     The Government is Not Us

“The most successful deception since the Department of War became the Department of Defense”

fromTheLibertyConservative: NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is calling out Mark Zuckerberg and his social media company Facebook for their surveillance activities throughout the world.
Indoctrination and Censorship 

The ‘nice girl’ who saved the Second Amendment

fromNationalReview: “For me, trust in the common man is such a basic principle. Few governments actually allow it. They want to keep their people vulnerable and disarmed.”
2nd Amendment Assaults

The Cafe Con Leche Index: Venezuelan price inflation hits 6567%

fromReason: Cafe Con Leche Index tracks just one item: a cup of coffee at a bakery in eastern Caracas. Its price has jumped to 120,000 bolivars from 1,800 bolivars over the past 12 months.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

April 3, 2016

The spending bill brings us closer to national bankruptcy

fromReason: Thanks to Congress and President Trump, budget deficits will only mushroom. 
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Cops kill unarmed dad over window tint, then use his dead finger to unlock phone

fromTheFreeThoughtProject: Family claims that after killing a man over illegal window tint, cops went to funeral home and demanded access to his dead body so that they could unlock his phone with his fingerprint.  
Police State America

Consent of the governed & informed juries

fromAmmoland: It used to be a common understanding that jurors had the prerogative, even the duty, to vote to acquit the accused if the juror believed that the person was being tried for violating an unfair or improper law.
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

Enough is enough: police violence plagues America

fromCounterPunch: The systemic violence being perpetrated by agents of the government has done more collective harm to the American people and our liberties than any single act of terror or mass shooting. 
Police State America

Judge says coffee must come with a cancer warning in California

fromWallStreetJournal: In reality, it is politicians that should come with a cancer warning. They are a proven malignancy to our economic health.
Regulation Nation

Will Stephon Clark’s killing by police finally force open California misconduct investigations?

fromReason: Lawmakers have tried to counter the powerful law enforcement lobby and failed. 
Police State America

March 30, 2016

How Trump's steel tariffs harm America

fromReason: The American people will suffer more than the moguls in the steel industry will benefit. 
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Privileged whites leave inner-city minorities defenseless with gun control push

fromPBNews: Gun control has always been about disarming the common man. The ruling class and their wealthy donors will always be armed to the teeth. 
Police State America      2nd Amendment Assaults

Why you should NEVER talk to police

fromLewRockwell: Should be required reading ESPECIALLY for honest, law abiding citizens with nothing to fear from law enforcement. Think about how tight-lipped they get when they are the ones accused!
Police State America     Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

California, other states sue over citizenship question on next census

fromSFGate: Leftwing tyrants panic at the prospect of illegal aliens not providing them with political power. 
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Socialist utopia: child gangs fight for "quality garbage" with machetes in Venezuela

fromZeroHedge: The Miami Herald has detailed the lives of children forced to live under the harsh realities of socialism. 
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Detroit taxpayers cough up $225,000 to pay for unjustified dog killings by cops

fromTheNewYorker: Some cops have killed more than 70 dogs. 
Police State America

March 19, 2018


National debt hits $21 trillion

fromWashingtonExaminer: This barely includes the effects of the recent fiscally irresponsible tax and spending legislation, which added more debt on top of an already unsustainable trajectory.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

VIDEO: A black man goes undercover in the alt-right

fromTED: Theo E.J. Wilson tells the story of becoming Lucius25, white supremacist lurker, and the unexpected compassion and surprising perspective he found from engaging with people he disagrees with.
Indoctrination and Censorship     Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

VIDEO: Google's Thumb is on the Scale

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Google is not a champion of free thought but neither is the government.
Indoctrination and Censorship     Media Bias on Parade    Regulation Nation

Cops attack innocent family as they grieve the death of 2-month-old son

fromTownhall: Those who are driven primarily by emotion tend to see all imperfection as an outrage that must be corrected.  To these people, trade-offs are heartless and vile. But -- there is a limit to endless outrage.
Police State America

7 techniques liberals use to silence conservatives

fromTownhall: Those who are driven primarily by emotion tend to see all imperfection as an outrage that must be corrected.  To these people, trade-offs are heartless and vile. But -- there is a limit to endless outrage.
Indoctrination and Censorship     Media Bias on Parade

In California's rural, conservative north, there are big dreams for cleaving the state

fromLATimes: Hundreds of people cracked open wallets to help fund their dream of carving — out of California’s northernmost reaches — a brand new state.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle    Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

March 10, 2018


America's war on pain pills is killing addicts and leaving patients in agony

fromReason: The government's efforts to get between people and the drugs they want have not prevented drug use, but they have made it more dangerous.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

WaPo columnist openly pimps Marxism: 'It's time to give socialism a try'

fromCBSPittsburgh: A least give them credit for kicking off the shackles of deception.
Economic Policy: Statism Vs The Free Market

Squashing free speech on campus

fromTownhall: Over the last few years, leftists have been the authoritarians on campus, squashing speeches by speakers they deem "fascist" and claiming that ideas they don't agree with are somehow tantamount to "violence."
Media Bias on Parade

Understanding jury nullification and why it may save America from the deep state, police state

fromArtVoice: If liberty has a future, this could be it.
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

VIDEO: Milton Friedman - Influential Experiences

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Professor Friedman looks back at the factors which influenced him most.
Economic Policy: Statism Vs The Free Market       The Pursuit of Happiness

Video of cop beating man for crossing the street so horrific, he was actually arrested

fromTheFreeThoughtProject: Because the body camera video of a police officer savagely beating a man for crossing the street was so disturbing, the violent cop has actually been arrested and charged with multiple counts.
Police State America

fromCreators: There are seven unelected people who have life-and-death control over our economy and hence our lives — the seven governors of the Federal Reserve Board.
Indoctrination and Censorship

fromReason: California prosecutes man for insulting posts on Islamic Center's Facebook page. The government's theory would equally criminalize insulting posts on a NRA page, or on a pro-Trump organization's page, or on a Communist Party page.
Indoctrination and Censorship

fromPowerlineBlog: Police brutality in America has gotten so rampant that it is no longer rare to see entirely innocent individuals being beaten or killed by US cops.
Police State America


fromPowerlineBlog: A look back at the leftist propaganda outlet in the first year of Trump
Media Bias on Parade    Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

fromFFF: There are about 30 powers given to Congress throughout the Constitution. Everything else is reserved to the states — even without the addition of the Bill of Rights and its Tenth Amendment.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

fromPowerlineBlog: Assaults on free speech, war on sex-trafficking, everything about Jeff Sessions and the Trump-Russia fake news.
Media Bias on Parade    Indoctrination and Censorship    The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange