Milwaukee police chief Ed Flynn, a rabid citizen disarmament advocate, had a revealing Freudian slip while speaking at Diane Feinstein's senate hearing on gun control. He told the committee, referencing the turf he lords over, "The fact of the matter is, I've got officers out in the streets of that city every day trying to commit violence."
No doubt he meant to say "prevent" violence, he went on to describe a world on the brink of chaos where the only thing holding society together was his goons on every street corner, though he cites the comical example of his officers' "protection" as being at a high school breaking up a fist fight between two sophomores. Of course, the picture he paints (as though he was doing an imitation of the tyrant from the movie V for Vendetta) is total nonsense, there is 256 officers per 100,000 people in the US, if all those people were actually at each other's throats, so few officers couldn't possibly stop them.
“A gun is an offensive weapon used to intimidate and show power," James said.
"Police officers don’t carry a gun as a defensive weapon to defend themselves or their other officers. They carry a gun to be able to do their job in a safe and effective manner and face any oppositions we may come upon.”
The implication was clear, his officers do not use their guns for defense, but for offense. Or as the Milwau... (more)
On Thursday January 25th, New Jersey police officers entered the apartment of Keith Pantaleon without permission, warning, warrant or explanation. After entering the apartment, they apparently had suspicion of him having a weapon, though none were visible. The police then searched his home and found multiple firearms. Keith is a legal gun owner who is registered and ha... (more)
S. 54, or the Stop Illegal Trafficking in Firearms Act, introduced by Judiciary Committee Chairman Pat Leahy (D-VT), “would impose a 20-year prison term if you planned ("conspired") to purchase a firearm in order to give or raffle it to a person who, unbeknownst to you, is a "prohibited person,"
posted 03/02/2013, 1:58 AM (Ars Technica) [Category: Resistance]
Cody Wilson, like many Texan gunsmiths, is fast-talkin' and fast-shootin'--but unlike his predecessors in the Lone Star State, he's got 3D printing technology to help him with his craft.
Wilson's nonprofit organization, Defense Distributed, troubled by a series of court rulings that have given police broad powers to search mobile phones without a warrant. California lawmakers tried to pass some legislation p... (more)
Ambridge police say 19-year-old Travis Clawson had an eye appointment scheduled for today. When the receptionist called to confirm, she thought Clawson’s voice message said something to the effect of “I can’t come to the phone right now, because I’m going to kill all the (expletive) at my school.”
According to the Times-Online, the message was actually him singi... (more)
"The number of fatal overdoses is too high and I would say it's shameful for Norway," said Healt... (more)
Ben's Balance Sheet Blues
posted 03/02/2013, 1:52 AM (Peter Schiff) [Category: Economy] During his testimony before Congress this week, Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke made it a priority to dampen the growing concern that the unprecedented growth of the Fed's balance sheet presents great risks to the economy. There has been a heightened sense even among normally complacent members of Congress that the Fed could spark a precipitous decline in the economy and the financial markets if and when it seeks to "withdraw liquidity" by selling even a minor portion of its bond portfolio (wh... (more)
Well, you should be doing all of the above. Be afraid. The entire world is going to collapse. Sequestration day is upon us.
U.S. Government Wins Appeal in Kim Dotcom Extradition Battle
posted 03/02/2013, 1:51 AM (TorrentFreak) [Category: Big Brother/Orwellian] Kim Dotcom and his associates have lost a key battle in their extradition fight against the United States. On two earlier occasions, including once in the High Court, Dotcom’s legal team successfully argued they were entitled to examine mountains of evidence held by U.S. authorities. But those rulings were overturned this morning when the Court of Appeal said that the U.S. would be allowed to present a summary case after all. Dotcom says he’ll take an appeal to the Supreme Court.