Federal Court Emphasizes Right to Withdraw Search Consent
TheNewspaperNov 06
When a motorist gives consent to a vehicle search during a traffic stop, that consent can be withdrawn. The Fourth Circuit US Court of Appeals last month decided to emphasize this point by ruling against the police officers who ignored Dmytro Patiutka when he told them to stop searching his SUV.

Virginia State Trooper G.S. Cox pulled Patiutka over on Interstate 81 on April 27, 2013, because his SUV had a tinted license plate cover. After unsuccessfully running Patiutka's Lithuania
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Texas College Town Overwhelmingly Votes to Stop Adding Fluoride to Drinking Water
Naturalnews.ComNov 05


Tucson, Arizona Voters Reject Traffic Cameras
TheNewspaperNov 04


Aloha to the US: Is Hawai'i an Occupied Nation?
BBC NewsNov 04


Police: Concealed Carry License Holder Kills Armed Gunman
Associated PressNov 02


I Pull Cops Over For Victimless Crimes
Cop BlockOct 31


Far too frequently, we see cops pulling people over and extorting them for victimless crimes; all while breaking those same laws themselves with no consequence. In some circumstances, police are exemp
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Amish Man Challenges Photo ID Requirement to Buy Firearm as Violation of His Religious Beliefs
Pennlive.comOct 28


NH Judge Says Secretly Recording Police Is Legal, Dismisses Wiretapping Charge
Free KeeneOct 26
In a six page decision issued this week, NH Hillsborough superior court judge Gillian L. Abramson dismissed the misdemeanor wiretapping charge against Alfredo Valentin – affirming the right to record police in public includes secret recordings. The judge cites both the Glik and Gericke cases which were important federal cases affirming the right to record police in public. The state argued in this ca... (more)

Wikileaks Publishes First Round of Hacked CIA Chief Emails
Common DreamsOct 22
WikiLeaks on Wednesday began releasing documents from one of former CIA chief John Brennan's non-government email accounts, which he is said to have "used occasionally for several intelligence related projects."

Earlier this week an individual, claiming to be a teenager, alleged that he and two other people had hacked into Brennan's AOL email account and uncovered files dealing with the CIA director's security clearance applicati
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Majority Say More Concealed Weapons Would Make U.S. Safer
GallupOct 22


New Gallup Poll Has Support For Marijuana Legalization At 58%
StopTheDrugWar.orgOct 22
A new Gallup poll released today has 58% saying marijuana should be legal in the US. That ties the 58% reported by Gallup two years ago after support declined to 51% last year.

The 58% figure is the highest ever recorded in a Gallup poll, and is consistent with majority support for marijuana legalization reported in other state and nation
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In Victory for Medical Marijuana, Court Tells DOJ to Lay Off Legal Providers
Common DreamsOct 21
In a huge victory for the medical marijuana industry in California, a federal court on Monday ruled that the Department of Justice (DOJ) violated the law when it misused an amendment in last year's federal spending bill to prosecute legal dispensaries in the state.

Judge Charles Breyer of the U.S. District Court in northern California handed down a biting decision chastising the DOJ for its twisted interpretation of the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment, which bars the department or
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Irwin Schiff's Letters From Federal Prison Show a Fight to The Death
BrettSanders.meOct 21


Solutions: Agorism
Corbett ReportOct 21


Many people have their own theory about the way the world should work, but few combine it with action. Today on The Corbett Report we explore the writings of Samuel Konkin, and how his central idea, agorism, combines the theory and practice of freedom through counter-economic action. Agora! Anarchy! Action!

SHOW NOTES: https://www.corbettreport.


NYT: Irwin Schiff, Fervent Opponent of Federal Income Taxes, Dies at 87
The New York TimesOct 20


VIDEO: Pay $250 Fine or Patrol Car Gets Towed, Illegally Parked Cop Gets a Taste of Police Extortion
The Free Thought ProjectOct 15
Charleston, SC — The owner of a Charleston small business decided he was going to show that cops are not above the law.

In this video, Chad Walton of CWR Racing hooks his winch to a police cruiser that was parked illegally behind his business, with every intention of towing it to his facility. According to the posted sign, once an illegally parked vehicle is hooked for towing, it costs $250 to unhook. There is also a charg
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Cop Block Pitch Dekalb Police Officers on Alternatives to Government Policing
Cop BlockOct 07


During our First Amendment audit of the Dekalb, Illinois police station, we had a unique opportunity to converse with the staff about alternatives to government law enforcement. This encounter should serve as a “how to” example for other police departments that may come into contact with chalking activists intent on exercising their freedom of speech. Instead
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"Elections Are Fixed and US Created ISIS," Rage Against The Machine Bassist Lets Them Have It
The Free Thought ProjectOct 07
Rage Against the Machine bassist Tim Commerford recently spoke about ISIS, electoral politics and conspiracy theory with Rolling Stone Magazine.

When asked about his views on current events, Commerford responded by saying "I'm a conspiracy theorist, so you don't really want to get me started on this.”

After his warning, he delved into talking about politics and how both parties are funded by the same ruling class.

He also explained why he doesn't vote
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Credit Report Settlement Threatens Automated Ticketing Industry
TheNewspaperOct 07


Oregon Shooting Victim Still Opposes Gun Control and Wants Armed Guards in Schools
The Daily MailOct 06


Medical Marijuana Update: Recreational Pot Debuts Today In Oregon
StopTheDrugWar.orgOct 01
Last week"s reservation raid in California reverberates, dispensaries move a step closer in Maryland, a medical marijuana bill advances in South Carolina, and more.

California

Last Friday, the Pinoleville Pomo Nation responded to a raid on its collective grow operation. The tribe said Mendocino County Sheriff Tom Allman
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Mens Warehouse Founder Calls War On Marijuana "Biggest Con Ever Perpetrated," Admits To Smoking Regularly
True ActivistSep 24
George Zimmer, founder of Men’s Wearhouse recently admitted to be a regular marijuana smoker, and called the plant’s prohibition, “the biggest con ever perpetrated.”

During an interview with CNBC Zimmer sarcastically said, “I’ve been smoking marijuana on a regular basis for about 50 years. As you can see, it’s really impacted me in a negative way.”
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MA Supreme Court Rules Cops Can't Make Stop For Marijuana
Cop BlockSep 24
The Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that police cannot preform vehicle stops based solely on the suspicion that motorists are in possession of marijuana.

In the the 5-2 ruling, the Supreme Judicial Court primarily cited a 2008 legislative measure that decriminalized possession of less than an ounce
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Support For Gun Control Continues To Drop
InfowarsSep 24
Support for federally enforced gun control continues to decline, according to the findings of a new Rasmussen survey.

The poll found that only 3 in 10 Americans, 34 percent, feel that the federal government should be involved in gun control.

That figure is down from a high of 38 percent, recorded in
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Texas Police Get 'Owned' During Field Sobriety Test
Cop BlockSep 18
Lubbock, Texas – A video has surfaced showing Texas police performing a ‘field sobriety test’ on a man suspected of being drunk. However, the test doesn’t go as planned.  The officer has the man recite the alphabet from ‘H to U’ and then count backwards from ’23 to 15′. After easily passing the test, the officer questions the man on why he ‘went too far’ while counting backwards. The man simply responds, “I just wanted to show you that I could cover all of that.” However, it’s the next par... (more)

Federal Judge Exonerates Man Who Wrote 'F*ck Your Sh*tty Town' On Speeding Ticket
TheNewspaperSep 17
A federal judge last week chastised Liberty, New York for arresting a man who wrote a profane comment while paying a speeding citation. On May 4, 2012, William Barboza, who was 22 at the time, was nabbed in a speed trap. Since he lives in Connecticut, he decided to pay rather than challenge the ticket.

So Barboza took the invoice he received from the Town of Liberty Justice Court, crossed out "Liberty" and wrote "Tyranny." At the top, he added an expletive-laden sentence in all ca
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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...

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