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  • ARE COPS CONSTITUTIONAL?

    01/18/2011 9:26:42 AM PST · by DariusBane · 49 replies
    Seton Hall Constitutional ^ | 2001 | Roger Roots
    Police work is often lionized by jurists and scholars who claim to employ "textualist" and "originalist" methods of constitutional interpretation. Yet professional police were unknown to the United States in 1789, and first appeared in America almost a half-century after the Constitution's ratification. The Framers contemplated law enforcement as the duty of mostly private citizens, along with a few constables and sheriffs who could be called upon when necessary. This article marshals extensive historical and legal evidence to show that modern policing is in many ways inconsistent with the original intent of America's founding documents. The author argues that the...
  • Sherrod Story False (claims relative was lynched)

    07/26/2010 10:17:09 PM PDT · by This Just In · 112 replies · 11+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | July 26, 2010 | Jeffrey Lord
    Sherrod Story False By Jeffrey Lord It isn't true. Shirley Sherrod's story in her now famous speech about the lynching of a relative is not true. The veracity and credibility of the onetime Agriculture Department bureaucrat at the center of the explosive controversy between the NAACP and conservative media activist Andrew Breitbart is now directly under challenge. By nine Justices of the United States Supreme Court. All of them dead. But first, it's important to say this. After Shirley Sherrod's firing I wrote a column congratulating Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack for removing her -- based on a viewing of the...
  • 'SCARY MOVIE' PRODUCER (David Zucker) MAKES CAMPAIGN AD; MOCKS DEMOCRATS

    10/10/2006 12:26:52 PM PDT · by slowhand520 · 512 replies · 18,979+ views
    <p>The DRUDGE REPORT has obtained an exclusive copy of a "scary" campaign advertisement created by Hollywood producer and director David Zucker that was intended to be used by GOP organizations in the closing weeks of the 2006 campaign.</p> <p>However, the advertisement was deemed "too hot" by GOP strategists all across Washington, DC who have refused to use it!</p>
  • Roswell - New Mexico - Vanity

    09/24/2006 6:37:03 PM PDT · by Core_Conservative · 12 replies · 698+ views
    Unknown ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    Many will recall that on 1947 July 8, witnesses claim an unidentified object with five aliens aboard crashed on a sheep & cattle ranch just outside Roswell, New Mexico. Many contend this well published incident has long been covered up by the United States Air Force & the United States Federal Government. However, you may not know that exactly nine months after that historic event, the following were born: Albert A. Gore, Jr. Hillary R. Clinton John F. Kerry Wm. J. Clinton Howard Dean Nancy Pelosi Dianne Feinstein Barbara Boxer Didn't check on the specifics - but it would explain...
  • Authorities are in the process of determing if the al Qaeda Emir was among the dead or captured.

    05/14/2006 10:45:58 AM PDT · by USofTexas · 48 replies · 2,105+ views
    Task Force 145 carried out a raid on Saturday morning in the Julaybah area, targeting an al Qaeda Emir that was not identified. Upon arriving in the area, twelve kilometers east of Ramadi, coalition troops came under rifle and machinegun fire, soon followed by mortar fire from across a nearby river. Responding with fire and air support, coalition forces raided five structures, and killed three terrorists while detaining four others. Three vehicles loaded with weapons and IED material were recovered from the area, along with several other weapons caches. Authorities are in the process of determing if the al Qaeda...
  • Kennedy Blames Accident on Sleep Medicine

    05/04/2006 7:06:03 PM PDT · by Jean S · 635 replies · 19,040+ views
    AP ^ | 5/4/06 | ANDREW MIGA
    Rep. Patrick Kennedy (news, bio, voting record) crashed his car near the Capitol early Thursday, and a police official said he appeared intoxicated. Kennedy said he had taken sleep medication and a prescription anti-nausea drug that can cause drowsiness. Kennedy, D-R.I., addressed the issue after a spate of news reports. His initial statement said: "I consumed no alcohol prior to the incident."'Later, however, he issued a longer statement saying the attending physician for Congress had prescribed Phenergan on Tuesday to treat Kennedy's gastroenteritis.Kennedy said he returned to his Capitol Hill home on Wednesday evening after a final series of votes...
  • 'I'm pregnant' doesn't work in HOV lane, judge says

    01/15/2006 10:45:48 AM PST · by presidio9 · 211 replies · 2,125+ views
    CBS News ^ | Wed, 11 Jan 2006
    A fetus doesn't count as a passenger in the carpool lane, an Arizona judge has ruled. The Phoenix Municipal Court decision doesn't affect drivers in high-occupancy-vehicle lanes around, say, Vancouver or Toronto, but it addresses a thorny question that may have occurred to some. Candace Dickinson, 23, of Ahwatukee Foothills, Ariz., got a ticket for driving alone in an HOV lane on Interstate 10 on Nov. 8. She fought it in court on grounds that she was pregnant at the time, the Arizona Republic reported. Judge Dennis Freeman rejected her argument on Tuesday. For HOV purposes, a person is someone...
  • Student escapes prosecution over 'gay horse' remarks

    01/12/2006 8:59:10 AM PST · by Dane · 60 replies · 1,663+ views
    Student escapes prosecution over 'gay horse' remarks 12/01/2006 - 15:09:47 An final-year Oxford University student from Belfast who called a mounted policeman’s horse gay will not be prosecuted, it was announced today. Police stood by their decision to take Sam Brown (aged 21) to court for making “homophobic comments” after the Crown Prosecution Service today dropped the case. Mr Brown approached the officer during a night out with friends in Oxford after his final exams, and said: “Excuse me, do you realise your horse is gay?” Moments later, two Thames Valley Police squad cars appeared in the High Street and...
  • Nice Airport Receives Gas Attack Threat [France]

    01/09/2005 5:36:21 PM PST · by LurkedLongEnough · 57 replies · 900+ views
    Airwise News ^ | January 9, 2005 | Reuters
    French authorities carried out a special security exercise at Nice Airport on Sunday after receiving a threat of an attack with the deadly gas used by the Nazis at the Auschwitz extermination camp during World War Two. Airport officials said no flights were cancelled or delayed despite the exercise under which security was tightened and checked, a month before NATO defence ministers are due to arrive for a summit in Nice on France's Mediterranean coast. Nice city authorities said they arranged the exercise involving 350 military and civilians after a group called the Anti-Globalization Liberation Front sent a letter written...
  • Star Tribune reporter disciplined over racial wording in e-mail

    12/17/2004 10:47:54 AM PST · by Pikamax · 301 replies · 3,266+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | 12/17/04 | Paul Gustafson
    A Star Tribune reporter was disciplined Thursday after he disclosed that he wrote an e-mail to a Minneapolis police official that contained racially insensitive language. David Chanen, a police reporter, told editors that he used the term "colored officers" in an e-mail sent Wednesday to Minneapolis Police Inspector Donald Banham, who is black. Star Tribune Managing Editor Scott Gillespie sent a letter Thursday to Minneapolis Police Chief Bill McManus saying that the newspaper "owes you and your department a deep and sincere apology" for the language used in the e-mail. McManus said Thursday night that the newspaper's apology "should be...
  • Why is the Right afraid of a Military Draft? (ZOT!!! Troll plays with formerly unexploded bomb.)

    08/02/2004 9:54:25 PM PDT · by dontcallmebob · 41 replies · 860+ views
    Rob Osterberg | 08/03/04 | Rob Osterberg
    Why is the Right afraid of imposing a military draft? The number of troops in Iraq is below what is clearly needed. Additionally, many troops have had second and third tours of duty. A tired and disillusioned force is dangerous for all concerned. The National Guard troops are in great need of relief. The training most have received is minimal, at best. If the War on Terrorism is such a threat to America and our way of life the implementation of a military draft makes the most sense. Many from the right and left have compared the "War on Terror"...
  • Austin-Bergstrom Airport evacuated

    05/19/2004 10:15:00 AM PDT · by BJClinton · 58 replies · 483+ views
    radio ^ | 05/18/2004 | news
    Just heard it on the radio.
  • Why I A Pennsylvania conservitive am voting for Joe Hoeffle (ZOT!!! Troles don,t rede and spel gud.)

    05/15/2004 5:39:39 PM PDT · by PA didohead 4000 · 108 replies · 462+ views
    5/15/04
    my own opinion
  • Hooters is ready to say it: 'Fly me'

    02/28/2003 9:42:21 AM PST · by SW6906 · 31 replies · 383+ views
    USA Today ^ | 02/27/2003 | Craig Wilson
    <p>No longer do you have to go to a Hooters restaurant to see your favorite Hooters gal. Now she's taking her tank-top talents to the sky.</p> <p>Hooters Air begins flying Thursday, when it will make its inaugural flight from Atlanta to Myrtle Beach, S.C. One-way tickets are $129 (slightly more than competitors' average fares) whether you buy six minutes or six weeks before departure, a perk Hooters hopes will lure the last-minute golfer. A $99 introductory fare is available through April 6.</p>