New Hampshire Library Defies Feds, Turns Tor Relay Back On
TechdirtSep 17
Last week, we posted the story of how the Kilton Public Library in Lebanon, New Hampshire, had been pressured to turn off its Tor relay after the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) had reached out to the local police department to express concern over the library's decision, and freaking out because "criminals can use Tor." After bein... (more)

The 14-year-old Arrested After Bringing a Clock to School Gets Invites to Visit Barack Obama and Mark Zuckerberg
Business InsiderSep 17


Video: Full CNN Republican Presidential Debate
YouTubeSep 17
Trump on Vaccines and Autism...

Walking the Beat With Copwatch, the People Who Police the Police
VICESep 11


DOJ Says Federal Agents Must Seek Warrants For Stingrays; Forbids Collection Of Communications
TechdirtSep 04
Federal law enforcement agencies of America: prepare to get your Stingray house in order. The DOJ has just issued its official guidance for Stingray use and it's full of stipulations that won't make the FBI, DEA or any other participant in a federal investigation very happy.

The seven-page document opens by reminding readers that S
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Armed Teen Shot After Trying to Steal Sunglasses From Man With Concealed Carry License in Detroit
WXYZSep 03


87-Year-Old Man Accused of Soliciting a Prostitute Earns Pass From Prosecutor
MliveSep 02


Instead Of Shooting Dog That Bit Him, Cop Soothed It
The Free Thought ProjectSep 01
Round Rock, TX — According to an unofficial count done by Ozymandias Media, an independent research group, a dog is shot by law enforcement every 98 minutes.

In an investigative report, it was discovered that a single police department in Buffalo, NY, shot 92 dogs in less than three years. In Southwest Florida, the
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Jerry Seinfeld Hilariously Trolls Cops After they Shut Down his Son's Lemonade Stand
The Free Thought ProjectAug 28
East Hampton, NY — To raise funds for a local baby clothes charity, funnyman Jerry Seinfeld and family set up a lemonade stand. However, their charitable endeavor would be short lived thanks to East Hampton police officers protecting the public from the dangers of an unlicensed lemonade stand.

Seinfeld’s son, Julian, and two friends set up the stand last week to raise money for Baby Buggy. Baby Buggy is a charity started by Seinfeld’s wife Jessica to provide kids’ clothing and bab
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Texas Town Fires Police Dept., Hires Private Citizens For Security -- Guess What Happened to Crime?
Counter Current NewsAug 28
The community of Sharpstown, Texas decided that they didn’t need the police any longer. They made a controversial decision to fire the local police department and hire private citizens, granted no special rights that ordinary citizens do not have, to keep them safe.

That was back in 2012, and since then, Sharpstown residents say the private security company, SEAL Security Solutions, have done a much better job than the police used to. Crimes is down 61% in only 20 months.
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New Ferguson Judge Voids 10,000 Arrest Warrants
RTAug 26
The new municipal judge in Ferguson has recalled all arrest warrants issued before 2015. The decision gives many residents of the troubled Missouri city a fresh start, just days before a court reform law is to take effect.

Issued by Ferguson Municipal Court Judge Donald McCullin, the order applies to all arrest warrants prior to December 31, 2014, whether for minor traffic violations or more serious offenses. Close to 10,000 warrants are affected by the decision, municipal prose
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Whistleblowers Band Together To Sue FBI, NSA And DOJ For Malicious Prosecution, Civil Liberties Violations
TechdirtAug 25
This should be fun. A bunch of whistleblowers that were hounded, surveilled and prosecuted/persecuted by the US government are banding together to sue all the big names in domestic surveillance.

Thomas Drake, Diane Roark, Ed Loomis, J. Kirk Wiebe and William Binney have filed a civil rights lawsuit against the NSA, F
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Denver City Attorney Tells Cops To Stop Arresting Jury Nullification Activists Outside Courthouse
Denver PostAug 25


Hidden Influence: The Rise of Collectivism (2015 Documentary)
Richard HeathenAug 24


About the film:

Hidden Influence: The Rise of Collectivism is the first film in a 3 part saga. This chapter documents how the ruling class, through their billion dollar foundations, have infiltrated the public education system in the west and have used it as a tool to indoctrinate children into a totalitarian ideology. This film explores the chr
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DC Mayor Reverses Course On Body Cam Footage, Opens Up Recordings To Citizens And Researchers
TechdirtAug 21
Back in April of this year, Washington DC mayor Muriel Bowser sided with the city's law enforcement against transparency and accountability. The mayor promised to outfit officers with body cams in the wake of several, high-profile police-involved shootings. But two weeks after this promise in her State of the District speech, Bowser tucked a ... (more)

Oath Keepers On Black Lives Matter
YouTubeAug 12


Oath Keepers patrolling Ferguson are confronted by a real life troll.


Court Rules Warrantless Cell Phone Tracking Violates Fourth Amendment
The InterceptAug 06


Texas Farmer Wins 30 Year Battle with BLM – Gets Land Back
BreitbartAug 04


Video: AR-15-Wielding Business Owner Defends Shop from Armed Robbers
InfowarsJul 29
A Wisconsin clothing store owner opened fire on a group of attempted robbers last week and successfully defended both his business and his life.

Rami Murrar, owner of Milwaukee-based Bouchards Clothing Store, posted video of the encounter to the company’s Instagram account Thursday with a stark warning to any other potential burglars.

“Just to set the record straight, we go to work to make our living and to feed our
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No Cops Around, Man With Concealed Carry Permit STOPS Mass Shooter
Counter Current NewsJul 29
A mass shooter in Cincinnati, Ohio was just stopped in his tracks. A 62-year-old gunman took aim and fired on four people, including a 1-year-old boy. People had been looking everywhere for a cop, once the man began harassing a woman. But as the old adage says, “there was no cop around when you needed one.”

Instead, a citizen who was armed with a self-defense pistol, and a concealed carry permit saw Thomas McCary arguing with the woman – his sister – around 8 p.m. Sunday night and
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A Creative Idea For Dealing With Police During a Traffic Stop
Walter E. BlockJul 28
I have no idea if this will work. I have never tried it. I pass this along to our community since I had never before heard of this suggestion, but it seems plausible to me, and, if it works, it would be very helpful. The motorist should give the policeman a sheet of paper with this printed on it:
I have hearing damage. In order to assist you in performing your duties, please indicate below what you require of me and the legal authority for your demands:

Officer
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Iowa Court Rules Against Cops Who Arrested Woman For 'Illegally' Drinking Alcohol While Parked In Parking Lot
TheNewspaperJul 28
Iowa motorists who wish to drink while behind the wheel of an automobile can do so -- as long as they do not leave the liquor store parking lot. The state Court of Appeals came to that conclusion last week in the case of Lacey Rose Brown, who was arrested in a Des Moines parking lot on August 10, 2013 after an officer noticed she had an open container of alcohol in the center console of her vehicle. Officer Walter Garrett insisted that this was illegal, so he and his partner approached and searc... (more)

Astonishing Heroism: Police Officer Thwarts Suicide Attempt By Letting the Jumper Land on Him
The Free Thought ProjectJul 27
Beihai City, China — As July quickly becomes one of the deadliest months in history for U.S. police killings, (105 dead), police in China are making headlines in a positive light. In an unparalleled act of heroism this week, a south China cop sacrificed himself to save a suicidal man’s life.

On Thursday, Nankang Town police received a call about a suicidal man who was about to jump off the top of a 4-story building.

According
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Bloomberg Profiles Liberland, 'The Place of No Taxes Where Crowdfunding Rules'
BloombergJul 22


Liberland, or the Free Republic of Liberland to give it its full title, is a would-be sovereign state founded April 13 by Vit Jedlicka and two fellow libertarians. Its total area of approximately seven square kilometers would make it the third smallest sovereign state in the world, after the Vatican and Monaco. - Bloomberg


Concealed Carry Permits Skyrocket, While Crime Plummets - Study Shows More Guns = Less Crime
The Free Thought ProjectJul 18
According to a recent study by the Crime Prevention Research Center, the election of Barrack Obama may have played a significant part in reducing crime in the U.S. – but not in a way he is likely to brag about. In short, the election of Obama, a very vocal advocate of "gun control, has persuaded more and more Americans that they should keep and bear arms themselves. And that has, in ... (more)

Comedian Takes Out Full Page Ad In Local Paper After Being Ticketed For 'Parking The Wrong Way'
InformationLiberationJul 14
Comedian Eugene Mirman took out a full page ad in a local New Hampshire paper after he was ticketed by police in Portsmouth for "parking the wrong way."



We covered a similar incident earlier this month where a cop told a woman there's "no excuse" for parking the wrong way, then proceeded to get the law wrong himself
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Texans Monitor Jade Helm Military Training Amid Fears of Government Plot
The GuardianJul 13


Shock Video: Cop Upholds Constitution, Prevents Detained Citizens from Being Searched & Accosted
The Free Thought ProjectJul 10
A video from the 4th of July was uploaded to Facebook this week and is quickly going viral. The reason it’s going so viral is that it appears to show a police officer being particularly adamant about upholding the rights of citizens.

In the brief video, it appears that two security guards were either detaining and/or about to search people. According to the officer, the people were simply on their own property watching fireworks and did not deserve to be harassed.

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Prominent Legal Experts Rally Behind Megaupload
TorrentFreakJul 09


Pirate Bay Was Worth Doing Prison Time For, Co-Founder Says
TorrentFreakJul 06



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