Tuesday April 2nd, 2013
|Mom Says NYPD Pepper-Sprayed Baby
posted 04/02/2013, 1:03 AM (Courthouse News Service)|
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
BROOKLYN (CN) - NYPD officers pepper-sprayed three little children, including 2-year- and 5-month old babies, because they thought the kids' mom jumped a subway fare, the family claims in court.
Marilyn Taylor sued New York City, the NYPD and Officers Maripily Clase, Suranjit Dey and Jermaine Hodge in Federal Court, for herself, her three children and their father.
Taylor claims that she and her kids were preparing to board a Manhattan-bound L train on Aug. 9. She was pushing her 2-year-old in a stroller and holding her 4-year-old's hand. The father, Dehaven McClain, carried the 5-month-old close to his chest.
The officers stopped her on suspicion of skipping a fare because they saw her pushing the stroller through a service entrance rather than the turnstile, Taylor says in the complaint.
"The aggressiveness of the officers' demeanors had upset the four-year-old daughter, and her mother bent down to console her and tell her, 'everything will be OK," the complaint states.
But everything was not OK. Taylor says Officer Dey pepper-sprayed her, causing her to fall to her knees and nearly fall from the platform. She says the spray hit every member of the family.
"The pepper-spray caused the children to scream out and choked the two-year old, who went into fits of vomiting," the complaint states.
"Ms. Taylor was then placed in handcuffs as the minor children cried in fear and pain."
|An Idaho "Gun Violence" Story for the Huffington Post
posted 04/02/2013, 1:03 AM (William Grigg)|
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
"We're working on a project to document the nationwide impact of gun violence, and we need your help," explained the Huffington Post editorial collective in an e-mail to their "readers in Idaho." "If you or someone you know has ever been affected by gun violence, we want to hear your story."
Eagerly accepting their invitation, I sent them the following account of gun violence, which they will almost certainly decline to use.
Dear Huffington Post:
My n... (more)
|Where (in the States) Can You Find Freedom?
posted 04/02/2013, 1:03 AM (Douglas French)|
If you’re looking for freedom, which state should you live in? Government oppression at the state level comes in various forms and levels. Since Galt’s Gulch doesn’t exist, people must prioritize the state intrusions they can live with. For those valuing freedom, the Mercatus Center at George Mason University is providing a new “Freedom in the 50 States” report providing a clue on where to live.
With the backing of both the U.S. and the Soviet Union, UN military ... (more)
|A Laughable Excuse for Invading Iraq
posted 04/02/2013, 1:03 AM (Jacob G. Hornberger)|
Among the most laughable excuses for invading Iraq was the one that said that the U.S. government invaded the country to help free the Iraqi people from Saddam Hussein's tyranny. That was the big excuse that was trotted out after the WMD excuse proved to be unfounded.
For one thing, there was never any concern for the well-being of the Iraqi people prior to the invasion. Recall, for example, the 11 years of brutal sanctions that preceded the invasion. Year after year, the Iraqi pe... (more)
|Flying High on Borrowed Wings
posted 04/02/2013, 1:02 AM (Peter Schiff)|
After selling off an astounding 56% between October of 2007 and March 2009, the S&P 500 has staged a rally for the ages, surging 120% and recovering all of its lost ground too. This stunning turnaround certainly qualifies as one of the more memorable, and unusual, stock market rallies in history. The problem is that the rally has been underwritten by the Federal Reserve's unconventional monetary policies But for some reason, this belief has not weakened the celebration.
Although ... (more)
|Stockman Warns of Crash Of Fed-Fueled Bubble Economy
posted 04/02/2013, 1:02 AM (Bloomberg)|
The U.S. economy is in a bubble inflated by “phony money” from the Federal Reserve and will burst within a few years, warned David Stockman, who was budget director for President Ronald Reagan.
In an essay published yesterday in the New York Times (NYT), Stockman wrote that the Fed’s quantitative easing policies following the credit crisis have flooded stock markets with cash even while the “Main Street economy” remains weak. The combination, he wrote, is “unsustainable.”
|Golden State Gun Grab Lays Groundwork for Mass Disarmament
posted 04/02/2013, 1:02 AM (Michael Tennant)|
A recent news story demonstrates the dangers of letting the government know who owns guns and determine who is permitted to own them. The state of California “requires most weapons sales go through a licensed dealer and be reported,” writes Bloomberg, and it sends agents around to confiscate weapons from people the state has decided are unfit to possess them, “including convicted felons, those under a domestic violence restraining order, or deemed mentally unstable.”
|Marijuana Possession Now Decriminalized in Rhode Island
posted 04/02/2013, 1:02 AM (StoptheDrugWar.org)|
Rhode Island became the 14th state to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana Monday as a law passed last year went into effect. As of now, it is no longer a criminal offense to possess up to an ounce of pot.
People caught with small amounts now face only a civil citation similar to a traffic ticket and a fine of up to $150. But get caught three times within 18 months and you will be facing a misdemeanor.
People under the age of 18 who are caught ... (more)