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Friday May 22nd, 2015
Man Holds Alleged Carjacker at Gunpoint Until Cops Arrive posted 05/22/2015, 4:53 PM (Infowars)
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An outrageous cell phone video captured in Georgia features an armed man turning the tables on a carjacker, holding him at gunpoint until police arrive.

Hashim Fannin, a resident of an Atlanta suburb, walked out of a Family Dollar store yesterday to find an unfamiliar person inside his vehicle.

"I asked him to get out the car, probably not in those exact words," Fannin told WSB-TV News.

Fannin proceeded to draw his pistol and ordered the would-be carjacker, 61-year-old Edgar Horn, on to the pavement.

"I told him, "No, there's no leaving, leaving was before you hopped into my car … at this point there is not leaving,’" Fannin said.

"Just stay there and wait for the police," the armed man can be heard telling Horn in the video.

"Thought you were just gonna take my shit,” Fannin tells the man lying face down on the ground. “You picked the wrong mother fucker to try to rob today."

Fannin is seen placing his gun on a nearby curb just as officers arrive on the scene, indicating to them he is not a threat.

One officer walks over to Fannin and shakes his hand, thanking him for protecting the community.

"Honestly, I look at it like this. That is one less guy I got to worry about bothering my mom when she's out grocery shopping," Fannin said.

In Georgia, both concealed and open carry of a handgun is permitted with a valid Georgia Weapons Carry License.

Texas Cop Watcher Thwarts Potential Homicide posted 05/22/2015, 4:53 PM (Brett Sanders)
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LONE OAK TX – Kenny Lovett is being hailed a hero for his role in preventing a potentially deadly standoff between an armed man and his girlfriend late Wednesday evening.

Lovett, who made headlines when he was arrested in Arlington for carrying his black powder pistol while filming police, was sitting in his vehicle outside of the Lone Oak city hall prior to a special city council budget meeting when a woman and her boyfriend pulled up and parked along his drivers side window. Lo
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Washington Jury Acquits PINAC Correspondent Thanks to Video Evidence posted 05/22/2015, 4:52 PM (PINAC)
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After nearly 10 months since PINAC correspondent Scott Shimek was falsely arrested and charged with obstruction and resisting arrest in Washington, a jury of his peers came to the same logical conclusion we all did after watching the video.

Not guilty on both counts.
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Wednesday May 20th, 2015

Eighth Grade Student Ridiculed by Teacher For Refusing to Say Pledge of Allegiance posted 05/20/2015, 4:12 PM (Infowars)
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An eighth grade student at a school in New Hampshire says she was kicked out of class, then singled out for ridicule by her teacher after she refused to say the Pledge of Allegiance. Fatima Smart, 14, is still waiting for an apology from one of her instructors at the Monadnock Regional Middle School in Swanzey after she was shamed in front of the entire class.

Smart says other te
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Jeff Berwick Interviews Vit Jedlička of the New Anarcho-Capitalist State Liberland posted 05/20/2015, 4:07 PM (YouTube)
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Jeff interviews Vit Jedlička, president of the newly forming Libertarian Republic between Croatia and Serbia, topic include: Europe needs more freedom, the formation of Liberland, massive effort on diplomacy with other countries, more help needed, police currently guarding the borders but not causing much trouble but trying to block entry, the black and yellow flag, 350,000 online citizens
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Is the Seasteading Dream Really Dead? posted 05/20/2015, 4:06 PM (Reason)
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Wired argues that "Silicon Valley is Letting Go of Its Techie Island Fantasies" on insufficient evidence.... (more)

Monday May 18th, 2015

NYPD Officers Attempt to Arrest 14-Year-Old Girl- Community Doesn't Allow It! posted 05/18/2015, 2:22 PM (The Free Thought Project)
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New York, NY– On May 14, copwatcher Michael Barber of the Copwatch Patrol Unit was out doing a great public service in which he frequently engages – filming the police. As he was doing so, he captured something absolutely amazing.

The video, originally posted to Facebook early Friday morning, captured undercover officers grabbing at children while attempting to arrest a 14-year-old girl. This was reportedly over allegations that a child who was with her, who witnesses say appear
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Saturday May 16th, 2015

New York District Court Denies Immunity To NYPD Officers Who Arrested A Citizen For Filming Them posted 05/16/2015, 2:36 PM (Techdirt)
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Some NYPD officers have continued to cling to the belief that citizens aren't allowed to film them, despite plenty of documentation otherwise. A letter issued to the Baltimore PD, but that CC'd law enforcement in general noted that "the justification for [filming police] is firmly rooted in ... (more)

Tuesday May 12th, 2015

Anti-NYPD Shirt Draws Unexpected Support posted 05/12/2015, 10:11 AM (Cop Block)
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Wanting to make a statement about the police force that he thought would be uncommon, Russ Wishtart custom made this t-shirt and wore it around town in New York City. The reactions he received were completely unexpected:... (more)

Warrantless Airport Seizure Of Laptop “Cannot Be Justified,” Judge Rules posted 05/12/2015, 10:09 AM (Ars Technica)
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The US government's prosecution of a South Korean businessman accused of illegally selling technology used in aircraft and missiles to Iran was dealt a devastating blow by a federal judge. The judge ruled Friday that the authorities illegally seized the businessman's computer at Los Angeles International Airport as he was to board a flight home.

The authorities who were investigating Jae Shik Kim exercised the border exception rule that allows the authorities to seize and sear
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Friday May 8th, 2015

Colorado Legislature Votes To Ban Traffic Cameras posted 05/08/2015, 7:29 AM (TheNewspaper)
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Gov. John HickenlooperThe Colorado General Assembly adjourned for the year on Wednesday leaving a pair of bills on the governor's desk that would end the use of red light cameras and speed cameras throughout the state. The House approach would let voters in each individual community decide at the ballot box whether cameras should be banned. The Senate approach would impose an outright ban. It is now up to Governor John Hickenlooper (D) to decide which approach (if any) will become law with his s... (more)

Thursday May 7th, 2015

Montana Reins in Civil Asset Forfeiture posted 05/07/2015, 7:43 AM (Cato @ Liberty)
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It's been a nice few weeks for civil liberties in Montana. On the heels of the nation's most comprehensive restrictions on police militarization, Montana Governor Steve Bullock (D) has signed a bill reforming civil asset forfeiture in the state.

HB463 requires a criminal conviction before seized property can be forfeited, requires that seized property be shown by "clear and convin
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Texas House Panel Approves Full Legalization of Marijuana posted 05/07/2015, 7:42 AM (Houston Chronicle)
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AUSTIN — In a surprise move that supporters hailed as a historic victory, the Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee approved legislation Wednesdaythat would make it legal to buy and sell marijuana in the state.

Two Republicans joined with the panel's three Democrats in support, giving House Bill 2165 a decisive 5-2 victory.
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Wednesday May 6th, 2015

The Surprising State That Could Be the Next to Legalize Weed posted 05/06/2015, 6:34 AM (
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It's looking more and more likely that voters in a key battleground state will be voting on marijuana legalization in November, and recent polling suggests it could win. That's this November, not November 2016.

The state is Ohio, where a controversial pot legalization initiative is already well on the way to qualifying for the ballot, and its backers—or should we say investors?--have the cash on hand to make sure it does.

There are pot legalization bills pending in
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Citizens Looking To Safely Record Interactions With Law Enforcement Have A Couple Of New Options To Consider posted 05/06/2015, 6:34 AM (Techdirt)
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The ACLU has a "new" app available that allows users to record interactions with the police and automatically upload them to the ACLU's servers to preserve the footage in case the phone is seized… or smashed on the ground.

The app itself is not new, although it is new to California. Previous ACLU apps that serve the same purpose have
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Monday May 4th, 2015

Puerto Rico Governor Decrees Medical Marijuana Legal posted 05/04/2015, 6:19 AM (PanamPost)
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Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcí­a Padilla signed an executive order on Sunday, May 3, to put an end to the prosecution of medical use of marijuana on the island. A press release issued by the governor’s office explained the decision by citing the use of cannabis f... (more)

Saturday May 2nd, 2015

Former Marine Yells At Baltimore Cops For Going Against The People posted 05/02/2015, 8:52 AM (YouTube)
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California ACLU Group Launches App To Record Possible Police Misconduct posted 05/02/2015, 8:52 AM (Reuters)
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A California civil liberties group launched a mobile application on Thursday that will let bystanders record cell phone videos of possible cases of police misconduct and then quickly save the footage to the organization's computer servers.

The California chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union said the app will send the video to the organization and preserve it even if a phone is seized by police or destroyed.
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Friday May 1st, 2015

Michael Moore Calls For Total Disarming of Police and Release of Non-Violent Prisoners posted 05/01/2015, 9:16 AM (Counter Current News)
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Micheal Moore is famous for his documentaries on everything from 9/11 to corporate corruption. But now he’s taking on the issue of police brutality and murder of unarmed citizens in the United States. He’s promoting a radical solution: disarm the police.

Moore tweeted his demand that police be disarmed on April 30th, explained that in addition to this, community healing could come after "every African-American currently incarcerated for… nonviolent offenses [is] released from pris
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Thursday April 30th, 2015

RT Speaks With Liberland Founder Vit Jedlicka posted 04/30/2015, 10:17 PM (InformationLiberation)
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Jedlicka is sick of living under feudal slavery and he's not going to take it anymore.

Tuesday April 28th, 2015

Vince Vaughn Speaks At Liberty Convention, Discusses 2016 Prospects posted 04/28/2015, 5:38 PM (
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Conservative and libertarian students gathered in Los Angeles this past weekend for the Young Americans for Liberty California state convention–an event replete with activism training, networking, and even star-gazing.

After a morning of political boot camp, attendees gathered into the Fowler Museum’s Lenart Auditorium, and actor, screenwriter, and producer Vince Vaughn stepped onto the stage.
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Sunday April 26th, 2015

"F*ck This Court": Woman Who Took AK-47 To Jailbreak Pens Epic Rant Against Judge posted 04/26/2015, 2:32 AM (Zero Hedge)
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Tamah Clark apparently wasn't ready to accept her husband Jason Clark's incarceration on aggravated assault and domestic battery charges, so she did what anyone would do when aggrieved by the US justice system: she loaded up her AK-47 assault rifle and .45 caliber pistol, procured some wilderness survival gear, strapped the couple's one year old son into his car seat, and went to break... (more)

Thursday April 23rd, 2015

The Latest On Medical Marijuana By State posted 04/23/2015, 4:30 PM (
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Busy, busy at the statehouse, there's news out of Washington, DC, too, a Wyoming medical marijuana initiative gears up, and more.


On Sunday, Obama suggested support for the Senate medical marijuana bill. In an interview aired Sunday night on CNN's Weed 3 special with Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Gupta asked the president if he would get
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Sunday April 19th, 2015

This New Libertarian Micronation Might Just Be Crazy Enough To Work posted 04/19/2015, 2:44 PM (The Daily Sheeple)
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When Czech politician and libertarian activist Vít Jedlička decided to create a micronation in the Balkans, he never had any intention of succeeding. It was merely a political stunt designed to bring media attention to his political party and beliefs. However, after receiving 20,000 requests for citizenship in less than a week, he is now taking the idea seriously.

"It started a little bit like a protest. But now it’s really turning out to be a real project with real
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This is How Good Cops Act: Heroic Officer Refuses to Shoot Man Despite Dangerous Confrontation posted 04/19/2015, 2:21 PM (The Free Thought Project)
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New Richmond, OH– In a rare and beautiful moment, an Ohio police rookie actually did the right thing and did not shoot a man who was actively trying to get himself killed.  The restraint and courage this veteran embodies was all captured on his body camera and will hopefully be an inspiration to police everywhere.

New Richmond Police Officer Jesse Kidder, 27, was attempting to arrest a man on Thursday who had allegedly murdered his best friend and his fiance.  The officer was war
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Friday April 17th, 2015

Video: Citizen Pulls Cop Over For Reckless Driving! posted 04/17/2015, 12:06 PM (InformationLiberation)
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In this hilarious video posted to YouTube by Adam Bocanegra, the young man pulls over a police officer for reckless driving!

"The officer was flying down a 35 mile an hour construction zone at 65 with no emergency lights or sirens switching lanes rapidly without signaling and he had a headlight out… So I pulled him over myself," Bocanegra told Cop Block.

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Oath Keepers Muster in Oregon to Prevent 139-Year-Old Gold Mines from Being Seized by BLM posted 04/17/2015, 12:05 PM (
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Earlier this month, officials with the Bureau of Land Management sent a letter ordering local miners working at the Sugar Pine Mining Claim in the Galice Mining District near Merlin, OR to vacate the property that locals have mined for the past 139 years. Raw Story notes the fact that the... (more)

Sunday April 12th, 2015

New Mexico Governor Signs Bill Outright Banning Civil Asset Forfeiture posted 04/12/2015, 11:42 AM (ACLU New Mexico)
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SANTA FE, NM—Today, Governor Susana Martinez signed HB 560 into law, ending the practice of civil asset forfeiture in New Mexico. Civil asset forfeiture, also known as “policing for profit,” allows law enforcement officers to seize personal property without ever charging—much less convicting—a person with a crime. Property seized through this process often finds its way into the department’s own coffers. HB 560, introduced by NM Rep. Zachary Cook and passed unanimously in the legislature, replac... (more)

Tuesday April 7th, 2015

Video: Armed Citizen Saves Woman's Life by Shooting Alleged Carjacker posted 04/07/2015, 5:15 AM (Infowars)
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An alleged carjacker was shot and subdued by a Georgia man last week as he attempted to steal a woman’s vehicle.

After hearing a woman scream, the armed man sprang into action last Friday as the suspected car thief attempted to flee the scene with the vehicle’s owner clinging to the hood.

Surveillance video of the incident reveals that a van full of teenagers dropped off the suspected carjacker just moments before approaching the woman.

After gaining
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Wednesday April 1st, 2015

Comedian Doug Stanhope Takes On Plastic Bag Ban At Local City Council Meeting posted 04/01/2015, 9:01 PM (InformationLiberation)
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Plastic bags must be banned -- for the children! So says comedian Doug Stanhope at a local city council meeting last month in small town Bisbee, Arizona.

Concealed Carry Permit Holder Stops Gunman During Attempted Mass Shooting posted 04/01/2015, 9:00 PM (Breitbart)
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On March 22 a man who opened fire on children and adults in a Philadelphia barbershop was shot and killed by a citizen with a concealed carry permit.

The armed citizen had been walking by the barbershop when he heard gunshots. He ran inside and shot the gunman.

According NBC Philadelphia, the incident arose after two men got into a fight in the
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Teen Suspect Who Died After Roswell Police Chase Was Controversial Heart Recipient posted 04/01/2015, 8:58 PM (AJC)
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A troubled teenager who received a controversial heart transplant less than two years ago died Tuesday after he lost control of his car during a high-speed chase with Roswell police.

Anthony Stokes, 17, of Decatur, was also a suspect in a failed burglary and a carjacking, which police believe were linked to the fatal crash of the black Honda Accord on Ga 9, Officer Lisa Hollan
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Citizens Defy Border Patrol by Staying Silent With Video Cameras posted 04/01/2015, 8:58 PM (Houston Chronicle)
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Protest against Border Patrol utilizes internet videos to spread awareness.... (more)

Tuesday March 31st, 2015

Here Comes Italy: The Next Country to Legalize Marijuana? posted 03/31/2015, 5:00 PM (
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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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Monday March 30th, 2015

Teen Libertarian Is Face of Brazil's Young Free-Market Right posted 03/30/2015, 6:29 PM (Associated Press)
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Microphone in hand and standing atop the sound truck, the raspy-voiced protest leader jabbed his finger into the air shouting for the ouster of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, igniting wild cheers from the crowd below him.

"What Lula and Dilma have done shouldn't just result in their being banned from politics. It should result in them being in jail!" Kim Kataguiri yelled, denouncing Rousseff and her predecessor, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
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Thursday March 26th, 2015

Bill Introduced To Repeal Patriot Act And Prevent The Government From Demanding Encryption Backdoors posted 03/26/2015, 4:23 PM (Techdirt)
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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)

Tuesday March 24th, 2015

New Mexico Legislature Abolishes Civil Asset Forfeiture posted 03/24/2015, 4:03 PM (Cato @ Liberty)
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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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Monday March 23rd, 2015

Cops in Colorado Could Soon Face $15,000 Fines if they Try to Stop People from Filming posted 03/23/2015, 6:20 PM (The Free Thought Project)
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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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Thursday March 19th, 2015

Pirate Party Becomes Iceland's Most Popular Political Party posted 03/19/2015, 5:08 PM (TorrentFreak)
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The results of a new poll published today in Iceland indicates that the Pirate Party has just become the country's most popular political party. According to the results, almost a quarter of all citizens would vote Pirate today. Speaking with TF, movement founder Rick Falkvinge describes the result as an "extraordinary accomplishment."... (more)

Tuesday March 17th, 2015

Good Cop Fired for Stopping Fellow Cop from Beating a Mentally Ill Man, Gets her Job Back! posted 03/17/2015, 11:33 AM (The Free Thought Project)
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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)

Monday March 16th, 2015

State Law that Legalized Self Defense Against Cops Just Got Man's Conviction Overturned posted 03/16/2015, 12:30 PM (The Free Thought Project)
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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)

Wednesday March 11th, 2015

Historic Federal Bill to Legalize Medical Marijuana Rolled Out Today posted 03/11/2015, 6:35 AM (
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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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Thursday March 5th, 2015

Vet Facing Life Sentence Found Not Guilty for Aiming Pistol at Cops Who Failed to Identify as Cops posted 03/05/2015, 9:11 PM (The Free Thought Project)
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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 posted 03/05/2015, 9:11 PM (Yahoo News)
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Pot prohibition is going up in smoke.

A majority of Americans support the legalization of marijuana for the first time in recent history, according to a new survey.

Researchers asked 1,680 people whether they thought marijuana should be made legal.

According to the General Social Survey (GSS), which is considered the nation's most reliable, 51.7 percent said they supported legalization and 41.7 percent said they opposed it, while 6.6 percent were unde
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Wednesday March 4th, 2015

A D.C. Man Walks Into A Police Station And Asks For Marijuana... And Gets It posted 03/04/2015, 8:34 PM (WAMU)
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D.C. police often confiscate drugs during the course of searches and arrests, but now D.C. residents are legally allowed to ask for them back — and one recently did.

According to D.C. Council member Yvette Alexander (D-Ward 7), a resident walked into the Sixth District police station in Ward 7 on Monday and asked an officer on duty to return his marijuana to him, which had been confiscated during a prior arrest.

"He walked in to recover his property from a recent a
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Tuesday March 3rd, 2015

Jury Acquits Hollywood Man Who Said He Grew Pot Because He Medically Needed It posted 03/03/2015, 9:59 PM (Sun Sentinel)
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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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Friday February 27th, 2015

NY Police Officer's Complaint About Quota Was Free Speech: Court posted 02/27/2015, 3:53 PM (Reuters)
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A U.S. appeals court has ruled that a New York City police officer who criticized an arrest quota at his precinct was protected by the First Amendment.

The Manhattan court on Thursday revived Officer Craig Matthews' 2012 lawsuit claiming he was retaliated against for telling superiors at his Bronx precinct the quota had led to unjustified stops and arrests by officers.

The court said Matthews' comments were protected by the U.S. Constitution because he was acting as
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Thursday February 26th, 2015

DC Legalizes Pot In Capital, Despite Threats From Congress posted 02/26/2015, 1:39 PM (Associated Press)
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia defied threats from Congress and moved forward Thursday with legalizing possession of marijuana after a voter-approved initiative.

Despite last-minute maneuvers by Republican leaders in Congress and threats that city leaders could face prison time, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said the city was implementing marijuana legalization as approved by voters. The new law took effect at 12:01 a.m.

Bowser, a Democrat, said the city's p
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Wednesday February 25th, 2015

Virginia Lawmakers Attempting To Reform State's Asset Forfeiture Debacle By Pushing For A Conviction Requirement posted 02/25/2015, 1:56 PM (Techdirt)
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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)

Thursday February 19th, 2015

CORRECTION: N.H. House Turns Bill to Reject Federal Militarization of Local Police Into Study Committee posted 02/19/2015, 1:13 PM (Activist Post)
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NOTE: We originally reported the N.H. House passed a bill to stop police militarization. It later came to our attention that the bill was amended during the process, turning it into a study committee. We apologize for the error.

CONCORD, N.H. (Feb. 18, 2015) - A bill that would prohibit state and local officials from owning or using certain military equipment, whether provided through the Department of Defense's 1033 program or other federal grants, was amended into a study commi
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Tuesday February 17th, 2015

Nation's Top Teacher Drops Resignation Bomb: "I Can't Drill 'em and Kill 'em" posted 02/17/2015, 10:25 AM (Activist Post)
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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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Friday February 13th, 2015

Adam Kokesh ("Iraq War Vet/YouTube Star") Gets his Mic Cut by Dr Drew on HLN posted 02/13/2015, 10:02 AM (HLN)
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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.

Tuesday February 10th, 2015

Cow Chases Pig posted 02/10/2015, 7:08 AM (Intellihub)
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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 down.

In fact the cow c
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Monday February 9th, 2015

Glenn Greenwald's Plan to Poke, Prod, and Piss Off the Powerful posted 02/09/2015, 5:37 AM (Reason)
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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 told ReasonTV:

"I think
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Tuesday February 3rd, 2015

11-Year-Old Girl Uses Shotgun to Scare Off Home Invader posted 02/03/2015, 5:34 AM (MLive)
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LAPEER COUNTY, MI -- An 11-year-old girl was able to scare off a suspect -- later taken into custody -- during a home invasion in Lapeer County's North Branch Township.

Deputies from the Lapeer County Sheriff's Department responded around 3:45 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30 to a Five Lakes Road home where the girl was home alone when a vehicle pulled into the driveway.

A Lapeer County Sheriff's Office news release states one person knocked on all the doors and forced their w
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Tuesday January 27th, 2015

How Will You Use It? New Website Let's You Rate and Review Police Officers posted 01/27/2015, 4:43 PM (The Free Thought Project)
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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 posted 01/27/2015, 4:43 PM (
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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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Monday December 29th, 2014

The Net Is Mightier Than The Sword - James Corbett at TEDxGroningen posted 12/29/2014, 3:29 PM (YouTube)
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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.

Wednesday December 10th, 2014

Fifty More Ways to Leave Leviathan posted 12/10/2014, 4:34 AM (The Freeman)
[Category: Resistance]
It’s been over a year since we published “50 Ways to Leave Leviathan.” That successful piece showed how innovation and entrepreneurship are gradually undermining the top-down, command-and-control approach to governance.

It is happening quickly by any historical standard, but it is also happening incrementally in ways that cause us not to notice. The bigger the pattern, the more slowly we tend to recogni
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Tuesday December 2nd, 2014

Judge Issues Temporary Ban on Arrests For Feeding Homeless posted 12/02/2014, 6:52 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Resistance]
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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