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  • “When They Come for You”

    11/11/2019 5:05:15 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 21 replies
    Sharyl Attkisson ^ | November 11,2019 | SHARYL ATTKISSON
    When They Come For You: How Police and Government are Trampling Our Liberties and How To Take Them Back It goes without saying that our government is responsible for a serious erosion of our Constitutional rights in recent years. Maybe it’s more accurate to say it has often gone without saying. Some of those most outspoken, historically, on these issues remain largely silent– or even take the other side in today’s Alice in Wonderland dynamic. Author and journalist David Kirby stands up where too many stay seated with his new expose: “When They Come For You: How Police and Government...
  • Hong Kong leader Lam condemns US senator Hawley for ‘totally irresponsible’ police state comment

    10/15/2019 10:10:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 10/15/2019 | Tony Cheung
    Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has hit out at United States senator Josh Hawley for his “irresponsible” remark that Hong Kong is becoming a police state. Hawley, the youngest sitting senator in the US, arrived in the city on Sunday to observe the anti-government protests, which have raged for more than four months. At the end of the visit, he urged demonstrators in Hong Kong to shun violence, but he blamed Hong Kong police for aggravating the crisis, accusing them of ramping up their use of force. He also said the city is in “danger of sliding into...
  • 12-Year-Old Girl Arrested & Handcuffed For Making a 'Finger Gun' At School

    10/10/2019 9:26:52 AM PDT · by Maceman · 84 replies
    MRCtv ^ | October 10, 2019 | Brittany M. Hughes
    A 12-year-old Kansas girl was arrested – as in, hauled out of school in handcuffs, charged with a crime, and was handed a court date – for making a “finger gun” and pointing it at fellow students. According to the Kansas City Star, police in Overland Park “hauled her out of school in handcuffs, arrested her and charged the child with a felony for threatening” after the middle-schooler pointed the “finger gun” at other students before pointing it at herself. Johnson County District Court documents obtained by the Kansas City Star claim the child “unlawfully and feloniously communicated a threat...
  • Democrats mull masking whistleblower, holding testimony at remote locale: report (NOT SATIRE)

    10/07/2019 3:27:53 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 87 replies ^ | 10/07/19 | JUSTINE COLEMAN
    House Democrats are looking to prevent the whistleblower from being identified by holding the person's testimony at a remote location and potentially changing their appearance and voice. Democrats are going to great lengths to hide the whistleblower's identity out of fear the Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee could leak their identity, according to The Washington Post, which cited three people familiar with the discussions. Democrats are considering holding testimony outside the Capitol as well as a staff-only session that would bar lawmakers from questioning the whistleblower, according to the Post. Democrats are also weighing options to distort the whistleblower's...
  • 145 CEOs sent Congress a letter demanding action on gun control

    09/14/2019 9:20:27 AM PDT · by Callan · 57 replies
    Vox ^ | 12 Sept, 2019 | Terry Ngyuen
    The chief executives of major US companies sent Senate leaders a letter on Thursday, urging Congress to expand background checks on all gun sales and issue stronger “red flag” laws. The letter, first shared by the New York Times, is backed by 145 CEOs of well-known retailers, technology companies, and financial institutions, including Dick’s Sporting Goods, Levi Strauss, Reddit, Twitter, and Uber. The move demonstrates how top corporate leaders are taking a united stance toward gun violence in the wake of recent mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. Gun violence is “a public health crisis that demands...
  • Ted Cruz: Trump Will Lose in 2020 if He Cuts Deal on Gun Control

    09/13/2019 9:41:43 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 161 replies
    Bretibart ^ | 13 Sep 2019 | AWR HAWKINS
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) warned that President Trump will lose in 2020 if he cuts a deal with Democrats regarding gun control. Roll Call reports that Cruz offered this observation while speaking to reporters at a Thursday breakfast. He contended that conservative voters will stay home if Trump and the Republicans as a whole cave to Democrat demands. He was asked about the possibility of Trump making a deal with gun control stalwarts Sens. Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Joe Manchin (D-WV). Cruz said, “We’re going to see record-setting Democratic turnout. The only element missing is demoralizing conservatives so they stay...

    09/13/2019 5:43:01 PM PDT · by Brooklyn Attitude · 52 replies
    MidSouth Shooter's Blog ^ | 09/13/2019 | David Dolbee
    “We just heard from NASCAR on a number of gun related ads and unfortunately, due a gradual shift in NASCAR’s position on guns, these ads must be edited/changed — especially those that are depicted as assault-style rifles/sniper rifles. NASCAR is still open to some of the less controversial gun accessories, concealed carry, or classes.”
  • We can stop mass shootings without restricting Second Amendment liberties

    09/09/2019 10:02:52 AM PDT · by PROCON · 46 replies ^ | Sept. 8, 2019 | Tom Giovanetti
    An armed Arlington SWAT officer stands guard at the AT&T Stadium tunnel entrance before the Big 12 Championship between the Oklahoma Sooners and TCU Horned Frogs at AT&T Stadium in Arlington on Dec. 2, 2017. (Tom Fox / Staff Photographer)It is often said by people of all political persuasions, and certainly by my fellow conservatives, that the primary duty of the federal government is to keep us safe. The problem is, that's not true. The founding documents, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and especially the Federalist Papers, make it clear that the primary duty of the federal government is...
  • Chinese murder suspect ‘caught by AI software that spotted dead person’s face’

    09/07/2019 3:08:22 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 9 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 9:30am, 23 Aug, 2019 | Sue Ng
    A man accused of murdering his girlfriend in southeast China was caught after facial recognition software suggested he had tried to scan a dead person’s face to apply for a loan. Officers in Fujian province said the 29-year-old named Zhang was caught while trying to burn the body on a remote farm, but they had been tipped off by an online lending company after its software could find no signs of movement in the victim’s eyes, Xiamen Evening News reported on Sunday. Zhang is suspected of strangling his girlfriend with a rope in Xiamen on April 11 after they argued...
  • When Does the Deep State Morph into the Police State in Our Country?

    07/06/2019 12:45:05 PM PDT · by rktman · 70 replies ^ | 7/6/2019 | K.S. Guardiola
    I recently watched a German-made political movie, The Lives of Others, which was released back in 2006. Every American should take the opportunity to watch this movie, for it portrayed the destructive consequences for the people and a society living under what was formally an all-powerful East German police state. The East German state police agency, the Stasi, was granted virtually unlimited power to monitor and spy on the lives of their citizens with the objective of maintaining absolute control over all aspects of the personal and professional lives of its people. The Stasi was renowned for being highly proficient...
  • DA threatens to subpoena police for names of informants behind deadly Harding Street drug raid

    06/22/2019 4:02:59 PM PDT · by abb · 36 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Thursday, June 20, 2019 | St. John Barned-Smith and Keri Blakinger
    Harris County prosecutors are threatening to issue grand jury subpoenas to the Houston Police Department for details about confidential informants used by narcotics officers at the center of the botched Harding Street drug raid in January that ended with two residents dead and five officers injured. After police failed to fulfill a previous request for the information in May, Harris County Assistant District Attorney Natasha Sinclair sent a one-page letter Thursday demanding HPD turn over a trove of information relating to the bust, including the identities of informants used by Squad 15 since 2014, the names of those who signed...

    05/12/2019 8:43:45 PM PDT · by bitt · 82 replies ^ | 5/12/2019 | Mary Fanning and Alan Jones
    FBI Deputy Assistant Director of the Counterintelligence Division Peter Strzok and his supposed paramour, FBI lawyer Lisa Page, exchanged a cryptic, indeed coded, text message on Sunday, March 19, 2017, twenty-six minutes after retired U.S. Air Force Four Star General Thomas McInerney read our exclusive “Whistleblower Tapes” exposé over America’s airwaves, revealing “The Hammer.” The Hammer is the Stasi-like secret surveillance system created by CIA/NSA/FBI contractor-turned-whistleblower Dennis L. Montgomery for Obama’s intelligence chiefs, CIA Director John Brennan and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. The Hammer, under the Obama administration, negated every American’s constitutional rights to privacy, turning the United...
  • When a reporter would not betray his source, police came to his home with guns and a sledgehammer

    05/12/2019 6:13:27 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 36 replies
    After police came into his home, officers handcuffed him for six hours as they collected his equipment. The search warrant for his home said officers were investigating “stolen or embezzled” property. It was unclear whether he was handcuffed because of the guns he says he legally owns. Carmody said the guns were locked in a safe, and he said that over the hours-long search, it was evident officers didn’t view him as a threat. At one point, some police took off their bulletproof vests on account of the heat, he said. While he was shackled, officers got a second warrant...
  • Amazon's facial-recognition technology is supercharging local police

    05/01/2019 5:03:50 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 19 replies ^ | Drew Harwell
    Deputies in this corner of western Oregon outside ultraliberal Portland used to track down criminals the old-fashioned way, faxing caught-on-camera images of a suspect around the office in hope that someone might recognize the face. Then, in late 2017, the Washington County Sheriff's Office became the first law enforcement agency in the country known to use Amazon's artificial-intelligence tool Rekognition, transforming this thicket of forests and suburbs into a public testing ground for a new wave of experimental police surveillance techniques. Almost overnight, deputies saw their investigative powers supercharged, allowing them to scan for matches of a suspect's face across...
  • Eric Swalwell Pushes Licensing, Insurance Requirements for Gun Owners

    04/09/2019 8:23:03 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 58 replies ^ | April 9, 2019 | Awr Hawkins
    During his April 9, 2019, town hall in Florida, 2020 presidential hopeful Eric Swalwell (D-CA) said that he thinks licensing and insurance requirements for gun owners are worthy pursuits. Swalwell said, “I think most gun owners who are responsible want to see more licensing, and standards, and background checks. So I do support having higher standards. I also don’t think it’s unreasonable to look at, especially if you accumulate some of the most dangerous weapons, having insurance requirements as well.” Swalwell also reiterated his push to ban “assault weapons” and use a mandatory buyback to take them from their current...
  • The slow-motion disaster undermining New York’s economy

    04/07/2019 7:30:39 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 82 replies
    New York Post ^ | 04/02/2019 | Micheal Goodwin
    Over the last week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Legislature picked the pockets of city and state taxpayers with a spending plan that takes and takes, then takes some more. They did it quietly, like assassins, with only peeps of protest. Disagreements over which taxes to raise were settled by raising them all. Such is life in a one-party town. As a result, New York is taking a giant leap toward the promised land of democratic socialism. The cost of living here already is soaring and Albany responded by injecting a huge dose of high-octane fuel. Expect a crash landing....
  • Kraft's attorneys allege illegal search by police

    04/05/2019 7:24:43 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 29 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 4, 2019 | ESPN News Services
    Kraft's attorneys allege that Jupiter police had enough evidence to close down Orchids of Asia long before they installed the video cameras. That evidence, they said, included statements by officers in a search warrant request that they had seen only men enter the spa, had seen online statements from customers that the spa's female employees accepted money for sex, had found evidence of sexual activity in the spa's trash bin and had gotten confessions from men leaving the spa. But instead of closing the spa, the officers sent a health inspector to spy on the business, the lawyers said. They...
  • California bans travel to South Carolina over adoption law, making 10 states on no-go list

    04/02/2019 4:00:37 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 70 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | April 02, 2019 | Wes Venteicher and Adam Ashton
    Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Tuesday extended California’s ban on taxpayer-funded trips to a 10th state, adding South Carolina to a list of mostly southern states where public employees and college students can’t travel for business.
  • Robert Kraft case reveals how police can secretly install cameras inside a private business

    03/21/2019 12:30:12 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 38 replies
    CNBC ^ | THU, MAR 14 2019 | Scott Zamost, Hannah Kliot Bianca Fortis
    Detectives monitored the video on flat-screen TVs inside a secure room in the sheriff’s office.
  • Court update [Tommy Robinson]

    03/12/2019 11:09:43 AM PDT · by amorphous · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12 March 2019 | Tommy Robinson
    Update after Tommy's first day in court. This isn’t the contempt of court prosecution of Tommy — that’s not until March 22nd. This is Tommy going on the offense himself — suing the Cambridgeshire police for abusing his family. Tommy was out at a restaurant with his family — he was taking his kids out to watch soccer — or football as they call it in the UK. And then suddenly a bunch of police swarmed him, and his family, and told him to get out of the city or be arrested.