Teen Suspect Who Died After Roswell Police Chase Was Controversial Heart Recipient
AJCApr 01


Citizens Defy Border Patrol by Staying Silent With Video Cameras
Houston ChronicleApr 01


Here Comes Italy: The Next Country to Legalize Marijuana?
StoptheDrugWar.orgMar 31
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
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Teen Libertarian Is Face of Brazil's Young Free-Market Right
Associated PressMar 30


Bill Introduced To Repeal Patriot Act And Prevent The Government From Demanding Encryption Backdoors
TechdirtMar 26
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
Cato @ LibertyMar 24
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
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Cops in Colorado Could Soon Face $15,000 Fines if they Try to Stop People from Filming
The Free Thought ProjectMar 23
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.
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Pirate Party Becomes Iceland's Most Popular Political Party
TorrentFreakMar 19


Good Cop Fired for Stopping Fellow Cop from Beating a Mentally Ill Man, Gets her Job Back!
The Free Thought ProjectMar 17
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
The Free Thought ProjectMar 16
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
StoptheDrugWar.orgMar 11
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
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Vet Facing Life Sentence Found Not Guilty for Aiming Pistol at Cops Who Failed to Identify as Cops
The Free Thought ProjectMar 05
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
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Majority of Americans Now Support Marijuana Legalization, Survey Shows
Yahoo NewsMar 05


A D.C. Man Walks Into A Police Station And Asks For Marijuana... And Gets It
WAMUMar 04


Jury Acquits Hollywood Man Who Said He Grew Pot Because He Medically Needed It
Sun SentinelMar 03
It worked.

For the first time in Florida history, a Broward jury acquitted a marijuana grower after finding he has a medical need for the illegal drug.

Jesse Teplicki hid nothing from the detectives who showed up at his Hollywood home two years ago acting on a tip that he was growing pot on the premises. And he hid nothing from the jury on Thursday when he took the stand at his criminal trial, even admitting that he smoked a marijuana cigarette earlier in the day to
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NY Police Officer's Complaint About Quota Was Free Speech: Court
ReutersFeb 27


DC Legalizes Pot In Capital, Despite Threats From Congress
Associated PressFeb 26


Virginia Lawmakers Attempting To Reform State's Asset Forfeiture Debacle By Pushing For A Conviction Requirement
TechdirtFeb 25
The Institute for Justice's 2010 report "Policing for Profit" listed Virginia as one of the worst five states in the nation in terms of forfeiture abuse. Pushing the state towards its Bottom Five finish was this perverted incentive: 100% of the proceeds from civil asset forfeiture were retained by the law enforcement agency performing the seizure. And, like a majority of states, Virginia also ... (more)

CORRECTION: N.H. House Turns Bill to Reject Federal Militarization of Local Police Into Study Committee
Activist PostFeb 19


Nation's Top Teacher Drops Resignation Bomb: "I Can't Drill 'em and Kill 'em"
Activist PostFeb 17
An award-winning, nationally recognized teacher gave a "mic-dropping" speech that ends with the announcement of her teaching resignation at Elyria, OH public schools.

Stacie Starr was not just any teacher, however. She was the number one finalist in 2014's “Live with Kelly and Michael” 'Top Teacher' award, a people's choice and enviable contest of sorts. It's like the "American Idol" for teacher contestants, and it drove her into the national limelight. This prompted many news seg
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Adam Kokesh ("Iraq War Vet/YouTube Star") Gets his Mic Cut by Dr Drew on HLN
HLNFeb 13


When Adam was invited to be on a panel about the American Sniper trial, he tried to put the issue in a bigger context, but got shut down.


Cow Chases Pig
IntellihubFeb 10


CZECH REPUBLIC (INTELLIHUB) — While cops may be accustom to prodding people around like sheep, this cop learned his lesson from an angry cow who wasn’t going to take it.

In the video, a cop armed with a cattle prod tries to intimidate the beastly creature, but was shocked to find the cow didn’t want to be intimidated and wasn’t going to back dow
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Glenn Greenwald's Plan to Poke, Prod, and Piss Off the Powerful
ReasonFeb 09


Glenn Greenwald is a lawyer who has lost all interest in making legal arguments. The reason for his indifference should terrify anyone who believes that the law, and not arbitrary decision-making by government officials, should govern a nation. Asked whether NSA mass surveillance is legal under any conceivable interpretation of United States law, Greenwald tol
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11-Year-Old Girl Uses Shotgun to Scare Off Home Invader
MLiveFeb 03


How Will You Use It? New Website Let's You Rate and Review Police Officers
The Free Thought ProjectJan 27
Americans find themselves in a state of flux in 2015. Many people are dealing with the hard reality that those who are sworn to protect and serve, often do the exact opposite.

The topic of police behavior is at the forefront of discussions, worldwide. Market reactions to this interest in responsible application of authority as well as interest in the abuse of authority, are popping up online.

Trying to rely on the system, to report on itself, has proven to be a futi
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Seven States That Are Next In Line to Legalize Marijuana
StoptheDrugWar.orgJan 27
During a series of YouTube interviews Thursday, President Obama demonstrated a remarkably laissez-faire attitude toward marijuana legalization experiments in the states. And he signaled strongly that the Obama administration wouldn't be taking to the hustings to try to beat back legalization efforts, as previous administrations had been wont to do.

"What you're seeing now is Colorado, Washington through state referenda, they're experimenting with legal marijuana," the president sa
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The Net Is Mightier Than The Sword - James Corbett at TEDxGroningen
YouTubeDec 29


Since the rise of the internet people have changed from mere audiences into authors and editors. With pieces of technology small enough to fit the whole world into your pocket, a revolution might be on its way. The net is now mightier than the sword. This presentation was delivered at the TEDxGroningen conference in the Netherlands on November 20, 2014.


Fifty More Ways to Leave Leviathan
The FreemanDec 10


Judge Issues Temporary Ban on Arrests For Feeding Homeless
InfowarsDec 02
A judge has issued an order that temporarily bars people from being arrested in Fort Lauderdale for feeding the homeless.

90-year-old World War II veteran Arnold Abbott captured global attention last month when he defied a city ordinance passed in October that prohibited feeding homeless people in the city without permits and toilet facilities, effectively making the process illegal.

Police repeatedly issued Abbott with citations and video recorded his group’s feedi
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Man Drops Massive Records Requests, Will Help Seattle Police With Video Technology
The Seattle TimesDec 01



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