Wednesday January 2nd, 2013
|Handcuffed California Teen Shot While In Police Custody
posted 01/02/2013, 12:35 AM (U.S. News)|
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Southern California teenager who was fatally shot while handcuffed by police last Wednesday was armed during the incident, a police spokesperson said Monday.
The suspect, later identified as Lamon Khiry Haslip, 18, died Friday night.
[...]Byttany Haines and her boyfriend Daniel Aguilar said they saw the deadly incident up close.
"He didn't move; he wasn't screaming; he didn't try to resist; he was handcuffed," Aguilar said. ... (more)
|Police Use Entrapment to Arrest Man for Stealing
posted 01/02/2013, 12:35 AM (Cop Block)|
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
According to the Union Leader (my favorite paper), located in Manchester, NH, a man was recently arrested for finding some items in an abandoned shopping cart but there’s a twist. Per the Union Leader:
Police sting operations – long the province of undercover drug deals and Internet sex chat rooms – found a home in a South Willow Street parking lot Monday night, when police arrested a... (more)
|First Private Marijuana Clubs Open in Colorado
posted 01/02/2013, 12:35 AM (StoptheDrugWar.org)|
At least two members-only recreational marijuana clubs opened in Colorado Monday, one in Denver and one in the small southern Colorado town of Del Norte, according to the Associated Press. The club openings come less than a month after Gov. John Hickenlooper certified the results of the November vote on Amendment 64, which legalized for adults 21 and over the possession of up to an ounce and the culti... (more)
|Senate-Passed Deal Means Higher Tax on 77% of Households
posted 01/02/2013, 12:34 AM (Bloomberg)|
The budget deal passed by the U.S. Senate today would raise taxes on 77.1 percent of U.S. households, mostly because of the expiration of a payroll tax cut, according to preliminary estimates from the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center in Washington.
More than 80 percent of households with incomes between $50,000 and $200,000 would pay higher taxes. Among the households facing higher taxes, the average increase would be $1,635, the policy center said. A 2 percent payroll tax cut, enact... (more)
|More Than 400 New Laws Now In Effect
posted 01/02/2013, 12:34 AM (CNBC)|
In 2013 in Illinois, motorcyclists will be able to "proceed through a red light if the light fails to change." In Kentucky, releasing feral or wild hogs into the wild will be prohibited. And in Florida, swamp buggies will not legally be considered motor vehicles.
On Jan. 1, as crowds of people toast to a new year, more than 400 news laws across the country will take effect — and possibly improve life for some.
"The laws that state governments deal with are really th... (more)
|Book Review: The U.S. War Machine
posted 01/02/2013, 12:34 AM (Anthony Gregory)|
Many supporters of Barack Obama are disappointed that he has not reversed the war policies of his predecessor. He did his best to continue the U.S. occupation of Iraq. The Afghanistan war rages far beyond what was seen under George W. Bush. Obama has also proved militaristic in operations in Libya, Yemen, and Pakistan, and in the sanctions against Iran. The attacks on civil liberties and human rights continue on the same path that Bush forged.
Obama gave indications early on that ... (more)
|Did Neil Armstrong lie about the origins of his 'one small step' speech?
posted 01/02/2013, 12:34 AM (The Daily Mail)|
A new documentary has cast doubt on Neil Armstrong's claims that he came up with his iconic 'one small step' line hours after touching down on the surface of the moon.
The first man on the moon had stubbornly maintained up until his death in September that his historic words were unplanned, but a recent interview with his brother claims that he thought up the famous speech months before the July 1969, Apollo mission - and that the phrase he planned to utter did include an 'a'.