Delaware Decriminalizes Pot Possession
StopTheDrugWar.orgJun 19
With the signature of Gov. Jack Markell (D) Thursday night on House Bill 39, Delaware becomes the 20th state to either decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana or make it legal for adults.

Markell, who had earlier indicated support for such legislation, signed the bill the same day in passed the state Senate. It ha
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Video: Man Tests 3D Printed Semi-Automatic AR-15 Style Gun
InformationLiberationJun 17


A man has created a working 3D printed semi-auto gun he calls the "Shuty V2" which bears a striking resemblance to an AR15.

No doubt, this will make gun control advocates very nervous.

You can see how he constructed the gun in this video, it's a marvel of engineering.

He says he'll release the plans for th
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New Hampshire: Supreme Court Victory For Parking Ticket Vigilantes
TheNewspaperJun 17
New Hampshire's highest court last week upheld the free speech rights of a group that began feeding parting meters in Keene to protest what they saw as a municipal cash grab. Keene Officials were so irate that they sued the group, Robin Hood of Keene, claiming it was interfering with the city's contract with the meter maids.

The city sought to create a "safety zone" prohibiting anyone from coming within a 50-foot radius of a meter maid for the purpose of video recording or "commun
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Another Victory Against Government Surveillance, This Time In Paraguay
TechdirtJun 15
Although it would be naive to think that the tide is turning, it's heartening to see a few wins against government attempts to formalise and extend surveillance of their populations. The passage of the USA Freedom Act, however flawed and limited it may be, is one example. The various rulings against the UK government are another. While rightly celebrat... (more)

Iowa Supreme Court Affirms Right To Be Drunk On Front Porch
Associated PressJun 14
ES MOINES — The right to be drunk on the front porch of a private home was endorsed Friday by the Iowa Supreme Court, which said a woman can't be convicted of public intoxication while standing on her front steps.

Patience Paye, 29, of Waterloo based the appeal of her 2013 case on the contention that her front steps are not a public place so she can't be charged with public intoxication.

Justices agreed, rejecting a district court judge's conclusion that Paye's fron
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Detroit Woman Buys Gun After Being Robbed, Uses It To Fight Off 5 Man Home Invasion
InformationLiberationJun 12
A Detroit woman sick of being a victim purchased a gun for self-defense and was forced to use it earlier this week when five home invaders raided her home.

ClickOnDetriot reports:
A Detroit woman defended herself with gunfire early Tuesday morning when a group of men broke into her home.

The woman, who goes by the nickname Ms. Dee, said she w
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Brothers Mow 75-Yr-Old Woman's Lawn To Save Her From Jail
William Norman GriggJun 12
Gerry Suttle had never received so much as a parking ticket before being informed by police in Riesel, Texas that a warrant had been issued for her arrest. The 75-year-old woman had failed to appear in court to answer a citation issued against her because her grass had grown too high. Riesel is a town of about 1,000 people, and the tiny clique calling itself the city government displays th... (more)

Amendment Blocking Backdoor Searches, Backdooring Encryption To Be Added To Defense Funding Bill
TechdirtJun 11
In the last few weeks, we've pointed out that the House of Representatives have been attaching a bunch of interesting amendments to appropriations bills to block surveillance. Last week, for example, there was overwhelming support for an amendment to an appropriations bill that would block funding from NIST (National Institute of Science and T... (more)

Trans-Pacific Partnership: WikiLeaks Announces $100K Bounty for Trade Deal Text
PoliticoJun 03


Vince Vaughn: "Snowden's a Hero, Drug War's a Failure, and Guns Aren't for Hunting"
The Free Thought ProjectJun 02
In a recent interview with the British edition of GQ magazine, Vince Vaughn held no punches about his thoughts on liberty in America.

A preview of the interview was posted on the GQ website Monday highlighting four key points. The first point was about Vaughn’s role in “assembly-line comedies” to which he responded candidly and honestly.

The next three topics of conversation, however, is when the interview became particularly interesting.

All too ofte
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Poll: Americans support Rand Paul’s NSA position over Mitch McConnell’s
PoliticoJun 02


Jury Sends Message to Cops, Go Find Real Criminals, Acquits Man on Felony Pot Charges
The Free Thought ProjectMay 31
Clark County, NV — In an emotional courtroom display Friday, Steven Ficano, 65, embraced his attorney and his wife after the jury read their verdict of “not guilty.”

In 2012, Ficano’s house was raided by heroes protecting the citizens of Nevada from the horrors of marijuana plants. For the next three years, Ficano anxiously lived his life thinking that he could live out the rest of his golden years in a cage for the “crime” of treating his pain with a plant.

However
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A New Libertarian Country in Europe
LewRockwell.comMay 28


"I Have the Right to Remain Silent" -- Memorial Day Checkpoint Owned by Cop Blocker
Cop BlockMay 27


The video above that was recorded at a Memorial Day checkpoint in Murfreesboro, TN this past weekend shows just how quickly you can get through a DUI checkpoint without giving up any of your rights.

As the driver slows down and comes to a stop with the driver’s side window open just an inch or two, an officer approaches the car and tells the dr
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Man Holds Alleged Carjacker at Gunpoint Until Cops Arrive
InfowarsMay 22


An outrageous cell phone video captured in Georgia features an armed man turning the tables on a carjacker, holding him at gunpoint until police arrive.

Hashim Fannin, a resident of an Atlanta suburb, walked out of a Family Dollar store yesterday to find an unfamiliar person inside his vehicle.

"I asked him to get out the car, pro
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Texas Cop Watcher Thwarts Potential Homicide
Brett SandersMay 22


Washington Jury Acquits PINAC Correspondent Thanks to Video Evidence
PINACMay 22


Eighth Grade Student Ridiculed by Teacher For Refusing to Say Pledge of Allegiance
InfowarsMay 20


An eighth grade student at a school in New Hampshire says she was kicked out of class, then singled out for ridicule by her teacher after she refused to say the Pledge of Allegiance. Fatima Smart, 14, is still waiting for an apology from one of her instructors at the Monadnock Regional Middle School in Swanzey after she was shamed in front of the entire class.
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Jeff Berwick Interviews Vit Jedlička of the New Anarcho-Capitalist State Liberland
YouTubeMay 20


Jeff interviews Vit Jedlička, president of the newly forming Libertarian Republic between Croatia and Serbia, topic include: Europe needs more freedom, the formation of Liberland, massive effort on diplomacy with other countries, more help needed, police currently guarding the borders but not causing much trouble but trying to block entry, the black and y
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Is the Seasteading Dream Really Dead?
ReasonMay 20


NYPD Officers Attempt to Arrest 14-Year-Old Girl- Community Doesn't Allow It!
The Free Thought ProjectMay 18


New York District Court Denies Immunity To NYPD Officers Who Arrested A Citizen For Filming Them
TechdirtMay 16
Some NYPD officers have continued to cling to the belief that citizens aren't allowed to film them, despite plenty of documentation otherwise. A letter issued to the Baltimore PD, but that CC'd law enforcement in general noted that "the justification for [filming police] is firmly rooted in ... (more)

Anti-NYPD Shirt Draws Unexpected Support
Cop BlockMay 12
Wanting to make a statement about the police force that he thought would be uncommon, Russ Wishtart custom made this t-shirt and wore it around town in New York City. The reactions he received were completely unexpected:... (more)

Warrantless Airport Seizure Of Laptop “Cannot Be Justified,” Judge Rules
Ars TechnicaMay 12


Colorado Legislature Votes To Ban Traffic Cameras
TheNewspaperMay 08


Montana Reins in Civil Asset Forfeiture
Cato @ LibertyMay 07
It's been a nice few weeks for civil liberties in Montana. On the heels of the nation's most comprehensive restrictions on police militarization, Montana Governor Steve Bullock (D) has signed a bill reforming civil asset forfeiture in the state.

HB463 requires a criminal conviction before seized property can be forfeited, requires that seized property be shown by "clear and convin
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Texas House Panel Approves Full Legalization of Marijuana
Houston ChronicleMay 07


The Surprising State That Could Be the Next to Legalize Weed
StopTheDrugWar.orgMay 06
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
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Citizens Looking To Safely Record Interactions With Law Enforcement Have A Couple Of New Options To Consider
TechdirtMay 06
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
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Puerto Rico Governor Decrees Medical Marijuana Legal
PanamPostMay 04



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