Thursday March 31st, 2011
|Atheist protests prayer at public meeting -- State responds by raiding her home, charging her with blatant non-crime
posted 03/31/2011, 8:34 PM (InformationLiberation)|
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
After a member of 'Atheists of Florida' protested prayer at a public government meeting, state goons responded by raiding her home and attempting to charge her with some retarded law which she was clearly not even breaking.
LAKELAND | The legal coordinator for the Atheists of Florida was arrested Thursday on charges that she illegally posed as a licensed lawyer, according to the State Attorney's Office. [...]Read the full story here, it's total insanity.
A complaint affidavit from the State Attorney's Office says an investigation into allegations against Wachs began Tuesday. It says Wachs formerly practiced law in Pennsylvania, but she retired from that state's bar in about 1997.
Wachs is not a member of the Florida Bar.
Wachs is facing a third-degree felony, punishable by up to five years in prison.
The charge of "unauthorized practice of law" includes when people hold themselves out to the public as qualified to practice law or using "a name, title, addition or description" to imply such a qualification.
The State Attorney's Office says Wachs signed multiple letters to the Polk County Sheriff's Office using the title "Esq.," which is typically used by lawyers, the affidavit states. [...]
Kieffer said Wachs is not the group's lawyer and denied she had worked for the group in that capacity.
"She's trained as an attorney, went to school. But she doesn't practice here," he said.
"She is not paid a penny; we're all volunteers. She's not practicing any more than I'm practicing law."
|CIA Ground Forces Operating in Libya for 'Several Weeks'
posted 03/31/2011, 8:26 PM (Antiwar.com)|
Already ill-defined and increasingly unpopular, the US War in Libya has taken several more hits today as evidence mounted that the administration has been overtly lying about the US role in the conflict, and had actual been conducting covert operations in the country for “several weeks.”
That was the revelation Wednesday, as US officials admitted that CIA ground forces have been conducting secret operations inside Libya for quite some time before... (more)
|How Mass BitTorrent Lawsuits Turn Low-Budget Movies Into Big Bucks
posted 03/31/2011, 8:19 PM (Wired)|
On March 7, Camelot Distribution Group, an obscure film company in Los Angeles, unveiled its latest and potentially most profitable release: a federal lawsuit against BitTorrent users who allegedly downloaded the company’s 2010 B-movie revenge flick Nude Nuns With Big Guns between January and March of this year. The single lawsuit targets 5,865 downloaders, making it theoretically worth as much as $879,750,000 — more money than the U.S. box-office gross for Avatar.