The Surprising State That Could Be the Next to Legalize Weed|
|It's looking more and more likely that voters in a key battleground state will be voting on marijuana legalization in November, and recent polling suggests it could win. That's this November, not November 2016.|
The state is Ohio, where a controversial pot legalization initiative is already well on the way to qualifying for the ballot, and its backers—or should we say investors?--have the cash on hand to make sure it does.
There are pot legalization bills pending in ... (more)
Citizens Looking To Safely Record Interactions With Law Enforcement Have A Couple Of New Options To Consider|
|The ACLU has a "new" app available that allows users to record interactions with the police and automatically upload them to the ACLU's servers to preserve the footage in case the phone is seized… or smashed on the ground.|
The app itself is not new, although it is new to California. Previous ACLU apps that serve the same purpose have ... (more)
Michael Moore Calls For Total Disarming of Police and Release of Non-Violent Prisoners|
|Micheal Moore is famous for his documentaries on everything from 9/11 to corporate corruption. But now he’s taking on the issue of police brutality and murder of unarmed citizens in the United States. He’s promoting a radical solution: disarm the police.|
Moore tweeted his demand that police be disarmed on April 30th, explained that in addition to this, community healing could come after "every African-American currently incarcerated for… nonviolent offenses [is] released from pris... (more)
RT Speaks With Liberland Founder Vit Jedlicka|
Jedlicka is sick of living under feudal slavery and he's not going to take it anymore.
"F*ck This Court": Woman Who Took AK-47 To Jailbreak Pens Epic Rant Against Judge|
|Tamah Clark apparently wasn't ready to accept her husband Jason Clark's incarceration on aggravated assault and domestic battery charges, so she did what anyone would do when aggrieved by the US justice system: she loaded up her AK-47 assault rifle and .45 caliber pistol, procured some wilderness survival gear, strapped the couple's one year old son into his car seat, and went to break... (more) |
The Latest On Medical Marijuana By State|
| Busy, busy at the statehouse, there's news out of Washington, DC, too, a Wyoming medical marijuana initiative gears up, and more.|
On Sunday, Obama suggested support for the Senate medical marijuana bill. In an interview aired Sunday night on CNN's Weed 3 special with Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Gupta asked the president if he would get ... (more)
This New Libertarian Micronation Might Just Be Crazy Enough To Work|
|When Czech politician and libertarian activist Vít Jedlička decided to create a micronation in the Balkans, he never had any intention of succeeding. It was merely a political stunt designed to bring media attention to his political party and beliefs. However, after receiving 20,000 requests for citizenship in less than a week, he is now taking the idea seriously.|
"It started a little bit like a protest. But now it’s really turning out to be a real project with real... (more)
This is How Good Cops Act: Heroic Officer Refuses to Shoot Man Despite Dangerous Confrontation|
|New Richmond, OH– In a rare and beautiful moment, an Ohio police rookie actually did the right thing and did not shoot a man who was actively trying to get himself killed. The restraint and courage this veteran embodies was all captured on his body camera and will hopefully be an inspiration to police everywhere.|
New Richmond Police Officer Jesse Kidder, 27, was attempting to arrest a man on Thursday who had allegedly murdered his best friend and his fiance. The officer was war... (more)
Video: Citizen Pulls Cop Over For Reckless Driving!|
In this hilarious video posted to YouTube by Adam Bocanegra, the young man pulls over a police officer for reckless driving!
"The officer was flying down a 35 mile an hour construction zone at 65 with no emergency lights or sirens switching lanes rapidly without signaling and he had a headlight out… So I pulled him over myself," Bocanegra told Cop Block.
"But ... (more)
Oath Keepers Muster in Oregon to Prevent 139-Year-Old Gold Mines from Being Seized by BLM|
|Earlier this month, officials with the Bureau of Land Management sent a letter ordering local miners working at the Sugar Pine Mining Claim in the Galice Mining District near Merlin, OR to vacate the property that locals have mined for the past 139 years. Raw Story notes the fact that the... (more) |
New Mexico Governor Signs Bill Outright Banning Civil Asset Forfeiture|
|SANTA FE, NM—Today, Governor Susana Martinez signed HB 560 into law, ending the practice of civil asset forfeiture in New Mexico. Civil asset forfeiture, also known as “policing for profit,” allows law enforcement officers to seize personal property without ever charging—much less convicting—a person with a crime. Property seized through this process often finds its way into the department’s own coffers. HB 560, introduced by NM Rep. Zachary Cook and passed unanimously in the legislature, replac... (more) |
Video: Armed Citizen Saves Woman's Life by Shooting Alleged Carjacker|
|An alleged carjacker was shot and subdued by a Georgia man last week as he attempted to steal a woman’s vehicle.|
After hearing a woman scream, the armed man sprang into action last Friday as the suspected car thief attempted to flee the scene with the vehicle’s owner clinging to the hood.
Surveillance video of the incident reveals that a van full of teenagers dropped off the suspected carjacker just moments before approaching the woman.
After gaining ... (more)
Comedian Doug Stanhope Takes On Plastic Bag Ban At Local City Council Meeting|
Plastic bags must be banned -- for the children! So says comedian Doug Stanhope at a local city council meeting last month in small town Bisbee, Arizona.
Concealed Carry Permit Holder Stops Gunman During Attempted Mass Shooting|
|On March 22 a man who opened fire on children and adults in a Philadelphia barbershop was shot and killed by a citizen with a concealed carry permit.|
The armed citizen had been walking by the barbershop when he heard gunshots. He ran inside and shot the gunman.
According NBC Philadelphia, the incident arose after two men got into a fight in the ... (more)
Here Comes Italy: The Next Country to Legalize Marijuana?|
|An effort to legalize marijuana is getting underway in the Italian parliament, with some 60 lawmakers having signed onto a motion to do just that by the time it was rolled out three weeks ago. Now, the "all party" group is getting to work on the twin tasks of drafting an actual bill and getting it enacted into law.|
The effort is being led by Sen. Benedetto Della Vedova, who is also Italy's undersecretary of state for foreign affairs. Della Vedova was a long-time member of the coun... (more)
Bill Introduced To Repeal Patriot Act And Prevent The Government From Demanding Encryption Backdoors|
|Since the Snowden leaks began, there have been several efforts made -- legislative and administrative -- in response to the exposure of the NSA's domestic surveillance programs. Some have been real fixes. Some have been fake fixes. Others have targeted the thing the NSA desires even more t... (more) |
New Mexico Legislature Abolishes Civil Asset Forfeiture|
|Good news from out west. A New Mexico bill, HB 560, to restrict civil asset forfeiture has cleared the legislature - receiving unanimous support in the State House and State Senate - and awaits the signature of Governor Susana Martinez to become law.|
Among other things, the New Mexico bill requires a criminal convic... (more)
Cops in Colorado Could Soon Face $15,000 Fines if they Try to Stop People from Filming|
|Denver, CO — While Texas lawmakers are trying to make filming the police illegal, Colorado is taking a much better approach.|
A package of bills that are designed to increase police oversight have been introduced in the Colorado Legislature. One of the measures included in the package would impose up to $15,000 in civil penalties for cops who interfere with someone trying to film them.
Good Cop Fired for Stopping Fellow Cop from Beating a Mentally Ill Man, Gets her Job Back!|
|Bogota, NJ — A New Jersey police officer has won her job back after being fired from preventing her fellow cops from brutally beating an emotionally-disturbed young man.|
Despite the incident being caught on dashcam, Officer Regina Tasca was fired for stopping a case of police brutality in April of 2011.
According to Pix 11:
Two officers called by Bogota parents to assist their emotionally-disturbed son into an ambulance instead tackled the man... (more)
State Law that Legalized Self Defense Against Cops Just Got Man's Conviction Overturned|
|Indianapolis, Ind. -- In a case of first impression, David Cupello v. State of Indiana, the Indiana Court of Appeals reversed David Cupello's conviction on charges of battery on a law enforcement officer. The court found that he exercised reasonable force under an amendment to Indiana law which legalized using ... (more) |
Historic Federal Bill to Legalize Medical Marijuana Rolled Out Today|
|A bipartisan trio of senators today introduced historic legislation to legalize medical marijuana at the federal level. Sens. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Rand Paul (R-KY) filed the Compassionate Access, Research Expansion, and Respect States (CARERS) Act, which would end the federal prohibition on medical marijuana and allow states to set their own policies.|
"We need policies that empower states to legalize medical marijuana if they so choose-recognizing tha... (more)
Vet Facing Life Sentence Found Not Guilty for Aiming Pistol at Cops Who Failed to Identify as Cops|
|Austin, TX– The trial of Marine veteran Gene Vela ended on Wednesday when a jury found him not guilty of aggravated assault on a public servant.|
The charges were brought against the veteran after an intense police standoff in November, 2013, which concluded with him being shot by police three times. The man was months away from receiving his master’s degree when th... (more)