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Asset Forfeiture: Those Who Steal for Their Jobs Learn to Steal for Themselves

civil forfeiture An audit of asset forfeiture takings found the money is going for personal gain. It should surprise no one that people in law enforcement are spending the money they take on themselves. If they can rationalize taking other people’s money to build a luxury police station or create some other job perk, then it is an easy move to start spending the money in other ways that also directly benefit you. In fact, they can not only steal money for personal use, but they can defend their actions when Read more [...] Continue reading →

Today, New Hampshire Cops Have New Excuse for Revenue Collection

mobile phone driving If you use your mobile phone while driving, New Hampshire cops can shake you down for $100 on “first offense.” I read a pretty amazing editorial in the New Hampshire Union-Leader yesterday: “The cellphone ban: Fines for endangering no one.” Beginning tomorrow, it will be illegal to “use” any handheld device while in the driver’s seat of a vehicle that is on a public road in New Hampshire. You do not have to be driving to get a ticket under this absurd, knee-jerk reaction of a law. What Read more [...] Continue reading →

Why Free College for Prisoners is a Bad Idea

Obama-money Free college for prisoners is appealing, but it dispenses with justice. Barack Obama is about to start giving Pell grants that will provide free college for prisoners. Both those in state and federal prisons will be affected, according to Politico. Of course, this will be done in contradiction to law passed by Congress. On Monday, [Education Secretary, Arne] Duncan said that restoring Pell eligibility for those potential students is one way his agency hopes to increase college affordability. “We’ll Read more [...] Continue reading →

Unless This Man Is a Liar, You Live in a Police State

SWAT gunpoint A police state is a place where you can have guns pointed at your head because someone made a phone call about you. Surely Alex Horton must be lying. We can’t possibly live in a police state. Right? The Washington Post must be publishing lies. Horton claims he had guns pointed at his head because of a leak in his dishwasher. Of course, there were more steps than that. Horton’s landlord knew the leaks would take time to fix so he moved Horton from his apartment to another model apartment Read more [...] Continue reading →

Hillary Caught Red Handed

HillaryClinton Just two days ago, the New York Times rewrote a story about Hillary Clinton's email scandal in order to soften the PR blow to her campaign, at her handlers' request. That seems unlikely to happen again anytime soon as the facts about two investigators' call for a criminal investigation of the former secretary of state's handling of official emails become known. The New York Times' lede on Friday night: WASHINGTON — Government investigators said Friday that they had discovered classified Read more [...] Continue reading →

Police Are Still Hiding the Evidence in the Twin Peaks Shooting

twin peaks It seems more and more that, if this was really a gang fight, that the police would not be hiding the evidence. When I first heard about the Twin Peaks shootings and the arrests, it was because some of the conservative blogs found the Waco Police Department’s story did not make sense. Then NPR joined in and pointed out some more reason to believe that innocent people were being prosecuted. Now Conor Friedersdorf is writing about it in the Atlantic: “Waco Is Suppressing Evidence That Could Read more [...] Continue reading →

DOJ to Investigate Planned Parenthood Videos

abortionParts This could be either a good thing or it could be another Obama Administration cover-up in the making. For good or ill, the Department of Justice has announced that it will open an investigation following the release of two videos that have embarrassed Planned Parenthood by showing a doctor and another official discussing prices for delivering fetal tissue to researchers. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said, "I’m aware of those matters generally from the media, and from some inquiries that Read more [...] Continue reading →

Planned Parenthood Strikes Back: Time to Investigate, Prosecute Video Maker

expose planned parenthood Defenders of Planned Parenthood are attempting to use the powers of the Federal Government and California to punish their enemy. Obviously, when we see evidence of trafficking in the organs of killed babies for money and of illegal partial birth abortions, it is time to investigate… the person who provided the evidence of these crimes! From the website of Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, Reps. Jan Schakowsky, Zoe Lofgren, Jerry Nadler, and Yvette Clarke sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Read more [...] Continue reading →

Chicago Investigator Fired After Claiming Police Shootings Not Justified

cop drives by The Chicago investigator refused to change his findings when his superiors ordered him to do so. WBEZ 91.5 has published a local story about a Chicago investigator that is well worth your time and attention: “City fires investigator who found cops at fault in shootings.” A Chicago investigator who determined that several civilian shootings by police officers were unjustified was fired after resisting orders to reverse those findings, according to internal records of his agency obtained by 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 →

Man Can’t Breathe; Dies in Police Custody while "Hog-Tied"

Firing-Police A white chemical engineer who complained about his asthma could not survive police custody. “I can’t breathe” were the famous last words of Eric Garner before he died when police laid hands on him. There are a lot of questions and accusations about Garner’s death. Now, in a Memphis suburb, a white chemical engineer also complained that he couldn’t breathe while in police custody. KSDK.com reported, “ A Memphis man died in police custody in Southaven Saturday night after reportedly Read more [...] Continue reading →

The Police State Campaign to Terrorize Poor People Continues

laura browder When you take their children away on a ludicrous charge we can safely deduce that you are working to terrorize poor people. Didn’t Mark Horne already post this story? Nope, that was about a woman who let her child play “hours at a time” at a popular public park with her own mobile phone while the mother worked at McDonald’s. In this new story, a woman got arrested for allowing her children to play thirty feet from her while she attempted to interview for a job. According to Raw Read more [...] Continue reading →