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Rand Paul Is Trying to Fix Asset Forfeiture

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We have written many times about “civil forfeiture” or “asset forfeiture” (see here, here, here, etc). It involves the police taking your property. The idea is that you should lose what you have gained by crime. But the law works

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The U.S. Government Cocaine Connection Gets a Feature Movie

Gary Webb

While Hollywood has used the government cocaine connection in fictional pieces, I don’t think it has ever taken a verified story and put it on the big screen. Since I have already covered one “conspiracy theory” today, I thought I might

Posted in Corruption, Drug War, Entertainment, Law Enforcement, Liberalism, National Security Tagged with: , , , , , , ,

Brooklyn Bridge White Flags Are a Serious Crime to the NYPD

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Good to know New York’s crime is so minimal that the NYPD can waste… er, devote so many resources to chasing down an obvious prank or political statement. From NBC – 4 New York City: “NYPD Running License Plates, Examining

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This Is Why We Get a Police State: Cops Kill Four Including Unarmed Man and Informant

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In our growing police state, the accused are always very stupid. No matter how outnumbered they are and how many guns are pointing at them, they always making—the phrase seems standardized now—“a quick movement to his waistband.” And—Pow!—we are left

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Conservatives Defend the Police: National Review Says the "Love Affair" Should Stop!

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Do Conservatives defend the police as an instinctive reaction? A. J. Delgado writes that they should stop: “It’s Time for Conservatives to Stop Defending the Police.” Imagine if I were to tell you there is a large group of government

Posted in Law Enforcement, Police State, Unions Tagged with: , , ,

Boy Scout Threatened With Ten Years for Taking Picture from Road (Another Held at Gunpoint)

US Customs and Border Protection

I had seen the headlines for this horrible story but only later realized it was over the “crime” of snapping a picture from his vehicle. Apparently, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents are as psychotic as some other kinds of “law

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Cop Who Killed Boy Holding Wii Remote Faces No Charges

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A Wii remote is not a deadly weapon, but a police officer who shot and killed a boy for holding one will face no charges, not even for negligence. From WSB TV-2: A Euharlee police officer will not face charges

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What Is the Difference Between Being Felt Up by a TSA Employee and a Fake TSA Employee?

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Awhile back I posted about a man who was impersonating a police officer. Since we hear all the time about cops stopping people and demanding compliance, I wondered what it means for self-defense when we all know that sometimes people

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Feds Use Crack Cocaine to Lure Addict to Become Snitch

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Aaron Romero doesn’t sound like a very upright citizen, but neither do the Drug Enforcement Administration agents who recruited him. Romero had been using crack cocaine for more than half of his life. He finally stopped simply because he could

Posted in Crime, Drug War, Law Enforcement

Dear Congress: About Those Hard Drives -- If You Aren’t Part of the Solution…

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“…the FEC recycled Ms. Sands’ hard drive before the [Office of the Inspector General] was able to seize it…” (source). As The Blaze reported, “Would You Believe, Another Crashed Hard Drive?” House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa

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The Department of Justice is Blatantly Giving the IRS a Free Pass

Catherine Engelbrecht

From the IJReview website: “Group At Center Of IRS Scandal Has Never Been Interviewed By FBI Investigators.” No one from True The Vote, the highest profile organization targeted by the IRS in the scandal involving improper scrutiny of conservative-leaning non-profits, has

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The Reign of Fear: What It Means That Ex-Employee Claims He Was Fired for Reporting Deputy’s Theft

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All we have in this Washington Post story are conflicting claims. Nothing has gone to court yet. Nothing has been adjudicated. But, in my opinion, the man who was fired from Target is telling what every single reader will acknowledge

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