Showing posts with label warrants. Show all posts
Showing posts with label warrants. Show all posts
July 27, 2016

Can border agents search your phone without a warrant?

fromReason: Court waters down the Fourth Amendment again. So what happens when an American citizen is returning home from abroad and U.S. border officials want to search the contents of that person's phone?  
Government is Watching Every Move You Make    Police State America

VIDEO: Shelby Steel - White Guilt and the Identity of Innocence

fromYouTube: “White guilt is black power.” From Life, Liberty and Levin, Shelby Steele explains how “white guilt” is a tactic of the Left to disarm whites of moral authority.  
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

San Francisco bans straws, cocktail swords

fromReason: With homelessness rampant, streets littered with needles and feces, murders at BART and tourism tanking, SF politicians spring into action.  
Regulation Nation

Court: Hawaii's restrictions on handguns in public unconstitutional

fromHawaiiNewsNow: It is always notable when a U.S. court upholds the Constitution.  
2nd Amendment Assaults

San Francisco straphangers on edge after third BART murder

fromNYPost: The third homicide on Bay Area Rapid Transit in less than a week. Like more and more of California, politicians have allowed it to become a ghetto.  
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Liberty makes us unfree, says the ACLU

fromReason: The government wouldn’t abuse us if we’d stop making it upset, according to the one-time civil liberties advocacy group. The ACLU is a joke.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

February 4, 2018


Why free markets?

fromNationalReview: ‘Markets work,’ say conservatives, but why and how?
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

VIDEO: Devin Nunes - Corruption@FBI 6

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Devin Nunes explains the memo he released which details how a fake dossier paid for by the Clinton campaign was deployed by the FBI as a pretense to obtain permission to spy on the Trump campaign.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

FDA begins implementing awful food-safety law

fromReason: FSMA will put many small farmers out of business.
Regulation Nation

3 lessons from prohibition

fromReason: The 18th Amendment was ratified, extending an existing ban on liquor passed during World War I.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Dealers take the stand to testify against 'corrupt cops who faked warrants to steal money and drugs

fromZeroHedge: Who's the bad guy now? Badges used as license to steal.
Police State America     The Government is Not Us

How L.A. cops and firefighters rip off taxpayers big time

fromLATimes: Battling treacherous office chairs and aching backs, aging cops and firefighters miss years of work and collect twice the pay.
The Government is Not Us

Andrew Napolitano: Hope For The Dead

The judge's Easter thoughts.     What is the connection between personal freedom and rising from the dead? When America was in its infancy and struggling to find a culture and frustrated at governance from Great Britain, the word most frequently uttered in speeches and pamphlets and editorials was not "safety" or "taxes" or "peace";   ... MORE

UK Wants Authority To Serve Warrants In U.S.

by Kevin Johnson and Gregory Korte.   British and U.S. officials have been negotiating a plan that could allow British authorities to directly serve wiretap orders on U.S. communications companies in criminal and national security inquiries, U.S. officials confirmed Thursday. The talks are aimed at allowing British authorities access to a range of     ... MORE

Detective Not Immune From Warrantless Entry Lawsuit

by Michael Booth.     Cops must abide the law as well as enforce it. A New Jersey appeals court ruled that damages may be awarded to a Vineland woman whose home was essentially occupied by the police while they waited for hours to obtain a search warrant. In a published ruling issued Sept. 11, the three-judge Appellate Division panel said    ... MORE

10 Great Points In Rand Paul’s Patriot Act Attack

by Matt Welch.     I don't know whether Rand Paul's ongoing Senate talkfest will succeed in running out the clock on the Patriot Act, or (as he is seeking) opening up a debate and amendment process, but I do know that—just like his 2013 exercise—these have been some of the most invigorating hours on C-SPAN in recent memory. Warrants need   ... MORE

The Proper Way To Make Mistakes In Drug Policing

by Radley Balko.    A couple in Owego, New York was recently wrongly targeted by local police, who had apparently mistaken them for some pretty big time drug distributers. From local TV news outlet WNBF: Steven Dunlap says he was pulled over by police while he was on his way to meet some friends for pizza. He says they took him into custody at   ... MORE

How To Serve A Warrant: 1972 Versus Today

by Lt. Harry Thomas.     This past week I was over on Officer.com trying to convince some hot-headed, patriot-hating young cops that the Constitution is actually the law of the land. I failed. One of them refers to open carriers as “attention whores.” I was denounced as a traitor to law enforcement for insisting that gun owners actually have rights    ... MORE

Andrew Napolitano: The Government And Freedom

Don't trust your freedom to the government.      Earlier this week, FBI Director James Comey gave an interview to "60 Minutes" during which he revealed a flawed understanding of personal freedom. He rightly distinguished what FBI agents do in their investigations of federal crimes from what the NSA does in its intelligence gathering, when the    ... MORE

Matt Agorist: If Cops Come To Your Door Without a Warrant

Shut them down like this guy!     If police come to your door and you don’t need their help, you can simply decline to answer. They cannot come into your home without a search warrant. Even if the police have probable cause, they cannot come in your home without a search warrant. You might even be a suspect in a criminal investigation. In such   ... MORE

The Dark Side Of California's Cell Phone “Kill Switch” Bill

by Jake Laperruque.      This week the California legislature passed a bill that requires all smartphones to include a “kill switch” that can remotely render the device inoperable.  Although created to deter smartphone theft, this kill switch mandate could actually become a nefarious tool co-opted by government to suppress protests.  ...  MORE

Get A Warrant!: John Roberts Gives The Cops A Benchslap

by Damon Root.     High Court decides police must obey the Fourth Amendment. The Fourth Amendment protects our "persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures." Today, in the case of Riley v. California, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously that this constitutional protection extends to     ... MORE

How Obama Is Embarrassing Democrats & Independents

by Kate Kieffer.   Democrats are blushing. And not because Anthony Weiner is back on Twitter, direct-messaging pretty young girls. Vice President Joe Biden has long held the title of “Liberal Loose Cannon.” But Biden is such a grand hugger and hand-shaker that Democrats still let him work the crowds, crossing their fingers that he won’t say   ... MORE

Andrew Napolitano: No More Asking Permission To Speak

Violations of liberty named the Patriot Act.  In 1798, when John Adams was president of the United States, the feds enacted four pieces of legislation called the Alien and Sedition Acts. One of these laws made it a federal crime to publish any false, scandalous or malicious writing -- even if true -- about the president or the federal government,   ... MORE

Will Congress Rein In Warrantless Spying On Americans?

Congress has a brief chance to pass key reforms.    The US government's warrantless surveillance powers largely remain a mystery, even to most of the members of Congress who are set to reauthorize them this week. A small group of senators, however, is planning to introduce a handful of amendments to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance    ... MORE

Emily Bazelton: Do Police Dogs Invade Our Privacy

Chemicals found in drugs are also elsewhere.     When I see a police dog inside a train station or at a public gathering, I feel safer. I figure it is there to protect us from explosives, and if it sniffs out drugs along the way, well, that's against the law, too. But what if it turns out that the dogs aren't all that good at the job the police are   ... MORE