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Silk Road Prosecution Attacks First Amendment and Jury

Scales of Justice

Trial by jury and freedom of speech are both supposed to be protected in the United States. In case you haven’t been keeping up with the news, “Silk Road” was the name of an internet hub that sold prohibited goods,

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Death Squad Update: Executed Victim Was Face Down when Shot, according to Attorney

SWATTeam

I got so angry posting about this homicide that I used the term “Death Squad” for the police raid. Was I using inaccurate hyperbole? For those who don’t have time to follow the link, allow me to recap: David Hooks

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Mother Facing Prison for Caring for Sick Son

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This story about a mother facing prison shows that state law enforcement officials are torturers. Minnesota has voted to legalize medical marijuana. The law will probably be abused by some who really just want to get high. It will probably

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Cancer Patients Prosecuted for Marijuana because… Butter

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A state with legalized medical marijuana prosecutes cancer patients for consuming it in butter instead of smoking. A former sheriff of Kent County Michigan suffered a “sudden death” Sunday. As far as I can tell from the story and the

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Eric Holder Aide Called CBS to Stop Sharyl Attkisson

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A DOJ Government Employee Made It Her Job to Stop Sharyl Attkisson. “I”m also calling Sharryl”s editor and reaching out to [CBS news correspondent Bob] Scheiffer. She’s out of control.” Those are the words of Eric Holder’s chief press aide,

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Override DC's Election? Is a House Republican Stoned?

marijuana plants

The headline from Rare.US says it all: “House Republican vows to block D.C. weed legalization.” I realize that many Republicans have no problem empowering the government to “keep us safe” from our own choices. But it is an entirely different

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Patriot Act Used for War on Drugs More than Terrorism

Samuel Johnson - Patriotism

The Patriot Act was passed for an emergency but it is being used for other things. I posted recently about how the Department of Homeland Security was used in what might be described as a panty raid. Local trademark infringements

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Feds Commit Identity Theft; Claim to Own Criminals

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Identity theft is a government prerogative according to the DEA’s defense in court against a lawsuit. Apparently, if the Feds ever bust you for a crime, and get legitimate access to your private data, they are permitted to use the

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Thief Steals SUV Then Police Execute Victim in Home

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When someone is robbed of their motor vehicle, the authorities are supposed to retrieve it, not provide fodder for a “police execute victim” headline. But that is what happened. Not only that, the thief was the one who sent the

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New York Times Admits Government Cocaine Connection

Gary Webb

The government cocaine connection is real, but the reporter who publicized the story must still be attacked, after already being driven to suicide. As I’ve noted, Hollywood is about to vindicate the marginalized and reviled reporter, Gary Webb, in a

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Woman Jailed for a Spoon before Charges Dropped

Huff

A story about a woman jailed for spoon, seems like it should come from another country. But it happened in the U.S. The police are insisting that they were merely “acting in good faith,” but their victim suffered a great

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School’s Zero Tolerance Policy Treats Words as Drugs

Tolerance-Ends

A student was foolish enough to 1) use drugs, 2) write about it in personal journal, and 3) lose the journal at her school. As a result, the school authorities got hold of her personal notebook. The school then, 1)

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