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Does the U.S. Have Sovereignty over Southwest Border Regions

arrested cartel A Breitbart.com story on Ben Carson reports claims that the southwest border areas are effectively without government as cartels roam free. When you first hear about the ISIS territory inside of Iraq and Syria, it seems completely foreign to anything Americans have known. How could criminals ever set up their own “state” within the borders of sovereign countries? But this story at Breitbart.com makes me wonder: “Exclusive — AZ Sheriff Takes Dr. Ben Carson on Helicopter Tour of Cartel Read more [...] Continue reading →

Drug Dogs Allow Cops to Search Almost Anyone They Want

k-9 Courts refuse to reconsider drug dogs, allowing cops to fabricate probable cause. What makes this all so much more insidious is that the police are not necessarily trying to be corrupt and illegal. They bring in the drug dog because they have a hunch and have the right to use the dog. And the dog could, in theory, sniff out drugs or not. But dogs like to please their masters and if the police officer gives the dog any hints in his body language, then the dog will usually react. This gives the Read more [...] Continue reading →

Cops: Our Right to Privacy Violated because We Failed to Disable Cameras before Breaking the Law

marla james raid Police are claiming that footage of them using marijuana is a violation of their right to privacy. Back in June Mark wrote about a raid of a marijuana dispensary. The first thing the police did after clearing out everyone else is disconnect all the security cameras. But they missed a couple. The next thing that happened is that they appeared to be eating food they found on the site. The dispensary sold marijuana edibles. It appeared that the police were getting high on the substances that were Read more [...] Continue reading →

Fast and Furious Armed ISIS Terrorist who Attacked in Garland, Texas

fastandfurious One of the terrorists killed in a shootout had bought a handgun through the Secret government program, Fast and Furious. From the Chicago Tribune: “Assailant in Garland, Texas, attack bought gun in 2010 under Fast and Furious operation.” Five years before he was shot to death in the failed terrorist attack in Garland, Texas, Nadir Soofi walked into a suburban Phoenix gun shop to buy a 9-millimeter pistol. At the time, Lone Wolf Trading Co. was known among gun smugglers for selling illegal Read more [...] Continue reading →

Politicians Pretend Airlines Can’t Protect Customers from Second-Hand Vaping

vaping Don’t businesses already have an incentive to keep customers from being inconvenienced or harmed by vaping? As you probably already know, vaping is the new term for using “electronic cigarettes” which allow you to inhale nicotine without smoking tobacco. I’ve heard that nicotine is an intelligence booster and have wondered about experimenting with it. But even if I found it helped, I’m not sure I would want to feel dependent on the expense. Plus, I’m not certain that vaping is safe Read more [...] Continue reading →

Rethinking the Prison-Industrial Complex

prison bars hands While some Democrats are advocating prison camps, others are pointing out the prison-industrial complex is claiming too many Americans. Some conservatives think that drug laws are necessary and others have a more “libertarian” approach. But there is no way to deny that some of the penalties imposed have been insane. Weirdly, at the same time that a prominent Democrat is advocating “segregation” in camps for what amounts to pre-crime, many Democrats and Republicans are reconsidering the Read more [...] Continue reading →

Cops Made Money Laundering Money for Drug Cartels

police corrupt Bal Harbour Police Department and the Glades County Sheriff’s Office made $2.4 million by laundering money and charging three percent. Remember all the nice cars and boats that the police had for undercover work in that old TV show, Miami Vice? We may now have a clue how a police department could have enough funds to afford such lavish toys. Nick Sibilla of the Institute for Justice writes at Forbes.com, “ Posing as money launderers, police in Bal Harbour and Glades County, Fla. laundered Read more [...] Continue reading →

Black Man Gets Eight Years for Exercising Second Amendment in Self Defense

orange and black He’s just another black man in an orange jump suit now so no one cares about his life being destroyed by criminal Feds. This story is so enraging. Bonnie Kristian writes at Rare.us: “This man’s life was ruined because federal drug agents stormed his house unannounced.” Joel Robinson of Orangeburg, South Carolina, was home alone one morning in October of 2014. It was 6 a.m.—still dark out—when suddenly a group of men burst onto the property, armed and yelling. Alarmed and assuming Read more [...] Continue reading →

Feds Rob Man of Life Savings because They Can

robber When the Feds rob a man they simply list a groundless accusation which they never prove in court; the victim is not even charged. Tim Cushing at TechDirt writes of another typical outrage in the former United States of America: “Nail Salon Owner Sues for Return of Life Savings Seized by DEA Agents at Airport.” Here's something you see all too rarely -- not because the government's civil forfeiture programs aren't routinely abused – but because it's a good way to spend lots of money fighting Read more [...] Continue reading →

New Mexico Police Complain They Can No Longer Plunder the Public

drug-war When police complain about their budgets they are basically admitting they want to live by theft. I wouldn’t be so harsh about this story if they were actually requesting increased funds. But how the New Mexico police complain certainly sounds like they are mainly lobbying to get back their old freedom to simply take stuff from others without having to convict anyone at trial, or even having to charge someone with a crime. The story comes from the Four Corners News in New Mexico: “Civil Read more [...] Continue reading →

Police Suspect No Foul Play when Dead Man is Found in River

andrew sadek Because why would anything about a body shot in the head, wearing a backpack full of rocks, suggest foul play? I understand if you don’t have the almost ten minutes right now to watch this video. But let me tell you about it below: On June 27, 2014, the body of 20-year-old Andrew Sadek, a promising electrical student at the North Dakota State College of Science (NDSCS) in Wahpeton, North Dakota, was pulled from the Red River bordering North Dakota and Minnesota. Missing for two months, Read more [...] Continue reading →

Colorado Supreme Court Makes Wrong Decision on Marijuana

gavel scales law books The Colorado Supreme Court affirms freedom for businesses, but only under Government Control. I don’t know that I agree with the way Dish Network treated their former employee Brandon Coats. In fact, it seems kind of cruel to me, if it is true that Coats had a real medical need. According to the Denver Post, Coats became quadriplegic in a car accident and used marijuana to control leg spasms. He had a medical marijuana card and consumed pot off-duty. He was fired in 2010 after failing a random Read more [...] Continue reading →