Red light cameras and speed cameras are no longer issuing citations in Arizona. Cities throughout the state have decided to unplug their automated ticketing machines in the wake of last month's surprise opinion from Attorney General Mark Brnovich requiring photo ticket vendors to obtain private investigator licenses (read opinion).
"The city of Scottsdale has not issued any citations since March 16th in response to the attorney general's office opin... (more)
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich sent shockwaves through the photo enforcement industry on Wednesday in finding that red light camera and speed camera companies have been violating the state's private investigator statute. Under the law, anyone other than a police officer who gathers evidence for use in a court trial must be a licensed investigator. Failure to obtain a license is a class one misdemeanor.
"The private investigator licensing statutes specifically exempt eleven... (more)
Police officers may not hold a Florida driver's license and demand to search a vehicle. That was the conclusion last month of a three-judge state Court of Appeal panel that ruled the search of Joey Villanueva's van unconstitutional.
Lakeland Police Officer Bradley Dollison, a rookie, pulled Villanueva over, claiming he blew through a stop sign. The officer opened with the standard request for license and registration. Villanueva's papers were in order, except a computer check note... (more)
The US Supreme Court will decide next week whether it will hear the appeal of a US Air Force major who was detained for more than half an hour at an immigration roadblock 67 miles from the border with Mexico. Richard Rynearson filed his last brief in the case, hoping that the high court's eight justices would overturn the US Court of Appeals decision that endorsed Rynearson's March 18, 2010 detention (view ruling).
"The two judge majority of the Fifth Circuit panel (both milit... (more)
The legislature of West Virginia voted to override Governor Earl Ray Tomblin’s veto of a bill that would allow adults to carry concealed handguns without a permit. Governor says the law puts the lives of police officers and residents in danger.
The state’s House of Delegates voted 64-33 to override Tomblin on Friday without discussion on the matter, and the Senate completed the override on Saturday morning with a vote of 23-11. The vote to bypass the veto was bipartisan in both ch... (more)
Motorists who have done nothing wrong will no longer be pulled over by police in West Virginia. The state's highest court last week overturned the conviction of Matthew Feicht, who was pulled over even though he had committed no traffic violations. Although Feicht's case involves no new question of law, the unanimous decision caused state police officials to stop pulling over drivers randomly so that they could receive various gifts from a police "Santa Stop."
Apple hires plenty of interns all year round, but one particular addition revealed this week caught the eye given the company's current position opposing a controversial order to enable the FBI to access the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters.
Frederic Jacobs, a Switzerland-based developer who worked to develop secure messaging app Signal -- the communications app of choice for NSA whistleblower Ed... (more)
Looking down at your phone while driving in Indiana is no longer a crime. The Seventh Circuit US Court of Appeals set that precedent last week in dismissing charges against Gregorio Paniagua-Garcia, a man who glanced at his phone while behind the wheel on September 27, 2014. Under Indiana law, it is unlawful to use a cell phone to type, send or read a text message or e-mail while driving. All other uses of the phone are perfectly acceptable.
Another legally armed person has stopped a potential mass shooting in Hamilton, Alabama on February 10th, 2016.
The shooting occurred in the morning, a little over an hour before noon, over a distance of a couple of blocks.
Two people, 67-year-old Donny Miller and 61-year-old Linda Cole were killed in separate offices. The second victim was shot in an accounting office close to the bank pictured above. A WVTM13 crew was on the scene less than two hours after the ... (more)
Donald Trump said Monday night that he believes Hillary Clinton will likely get away with her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state, but said that as president, it's only fair that
Two can play at the "pull on the heart strings about losses due to terror" game apparently. While the FBI has rolled out the "but the poor victims of San Bernardino" argument for why it wants to force Apple into hacking the security of its own customers, Apple has countered with a big gun of its own: it has hired former Solicitor G... (more)
Trump has managed to turn Ann Coulter into a voice of reason in American politics.
In this clip from MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews, Coulter says Bush does share "partial blame" for 911 because he took a stand against the racial profiling of Muslims at American airports one year before 9/11.
Eagles of Death Metal singer Jesse Hughes believes some of the 90 people who died in the Bataclan Theater would have survived if they had guns.
Speaking Monday on the eve of the band’s first Paris concert since the November 2015 terrorist attacks, Hughes echoed the controversial words of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, whom he supports.
A group called the Free State Project is trying to get 20,000 libertarians to move to New Hampshire to push for political and legal changes. Members say the state's "Live Free or Die" ethos makes it a prime location for the political experiment.
The U.S. Supreme Court has dealt a decisive blow to President Obama's so-called EPA climate regulations. The Court may have stopped the EPA cold with the EPA regulations unlikely to be implemented before Obama leaves office. This will give political leaders time to mobilize and ensure that the EPA 'climate rules' never see the light of day. Delay is nothing short of a victory.
This is a major victory for U.S. sovereignty, energy freedom, climate science and a blow to economic cent... (more)
Julian Assange is warning Americans going to the polls today in New Hampshire not to vote for Hillary Clinton, telling them she's a "war hawk ... who gets an unseemly emotional rush out of killing people."
What kind of impact will 20,000 liberty-loving people make when they move to a small state, like New Hampshire? The country will soon find out.
MANCHESTER, NH (PRWEB) FEBRUARY 03, 2016: As of today, The Free State Project is the most successful intentional migration movement in American history. This is because today the organization has announced that 20,000 participants have signed the Statement of Intent to move to New Hampshire, where they will “exert their fullest practical e... (more)
Washinton, D.C. – A "critical warning" has been issued by Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes "to the entire U.S. military, but especially to the military Special Operations Command and community" with it secondarily being "addressed to federal LEOs, and especially to their SRTs, such as the FBI HRT (many of whom are former military special operations)."
The "warning" indicates that the escalation the situation in Oregon from a simple occupation of an empty federal building by ran... (more)