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  • Policing for Profit? Lawmakers, advocates raise alarm at growing gov’t power to seize property

    05/10/2014 5:26:21 PM PDT · by Innovative · 23 replies
    FoxNews ^ | May 9, 2014 | Barnini Chakraborty
    In civil forfeiture, authorities don’t have to prove guilt, file charges or obtain a conviction before seizing private property. Critics say it is a process ripe for abuse, and one which leaves citizens little means of fighting back. They said they wanted his Tewksbury, Mass., business – and the land it was on – because they suspected it was a hotbed for drug-dealing and prostitution. After a four-day trial, on Jan. 24, 2013, a federal judge in Boston dismissed the forfeiture action against the motel, ruling that the government engaged in “gross exaggeration” of the evidence and did not have...
  • Obama to approve indefinite detention and torture of Americans

    12/14/2011 3:33:01 PM PST · by matt1234 · 29 replies
    Less than a month after he threatened to veto terrifying legislation that would cease constitutional rights as we know it, Obama has revoked his warning and plans to authorize a bill allowing indefinite detention and torture of Americans. After passing in the House of Representatives earlier this year, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 went before the US Senate last week, where it was met with overwhelming approval. In the days before, the Obama administration issued a policy statement on November 17 saying explicitly that the president would veto the bill, as it would challenge “the president’s...
  • Glenn Beck: Does Presidential Assassination Program Exist?

    07/20/2010 1:18:26 AM PDT · by nmh · 34 replies
    Glenn Beck ^ | July 20, 2010 - 0:07 ET
    There are allegedly "dozens of Americans" on this hit list who "pose a threat" to the United States. National Security Adviser John Brennan said this: (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) JOHN BRENNAN, NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER: There are, in my mind, dozens of U.S. persons who are in different parts of the world that are very concerning to us. (END VIDEO CLIP) So, we just shoot them on the spot and don't worry about their Miranda rights as American citizens? Now if it were on the battlefield — fine, I get it. But away from the battlefield? ... (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) BRENNAN: Our...

    07/19/2010 11:04:49 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 33 replies · 2+ views
    Glenn Beck Radio Program ^ | July 19, 2010 - 13:37 ET | Glenn Beck and John Brennan
    Glenn Beck: Obama's assassination list? Audio Available:  July 19, 2010 - 13:37 ET GLENN: So let's start here.If I told you thatthe president had a list of people that he could assassinateand it was a list of people that were on the battlefield and off the battlefield,your friends wouldn't believe me.If I told you that these were American citizens, that the president who campaigned against scooping Arabs off the street without due processhad a list of people that he deemed a danger and a terrorist threat, American citizens that without due process would be assassinated, your friends wouldn't believe...
  • Protesters Seek Justice For Dads In Custody Battles

    06/18/2006 8:23:09 AM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 19 replies · 654+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | June 18, 2006 | Bill Bush
    Protesters seek justice for dads in custody battles Sunday, June 18, 2006 Bill Bush THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH In 1953, Kris Slaughter’s father got full custody of her and her older brother after her stepfather was accused of sexually molesting a child from their neighborhood. It was the right decision, she said, although it was almost unheard of then for a father to get custody over a mother — and it was rare for couples to get divorced in the first place. Although her mother was accused of nothing, Slaughter didn’t see her again until adulthood. "She never came back, except...