Lawsuit: New York SAFE Act Trashes the Fourth Amendment

Bob recently posted about a man who go in trouble because he did not remain in his appointed “first-amendment zone.” We’re not supposed to have to worry about zones for the basic freedoms recognized in the Bill of Rights. Yet the government has managed to get us accustomed to restricting and narrowing down the areas in which we can enjoy the exercise of our rights. Not in airports. Not while driving. On and on it goes. According to a recent lawsuit New York’s gun registry law is an attempt Read more […]

Celebrity Hacker Gets 10 Years For Doing NSA, TSA Routine Crimes

So, privacy and modesty of some sort are really important if you are a mere private citizen. Thus: “A Florida man who hacked into email accounts and procured naked images of Mila Kunis, Christina Aguilera, and Scarlett Johansson was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison. U.S. District Court Judge S. James Otero sentenced Christopher Chaney, 35, of Jacksonville, Fla., after hearing how he intruded into the lives of dozens of celebrities and others and in some cases passed naked images along on Read more […]

Why Our Government Hates the Fourth Amendment

What was touted as an effort to make sure gun enthusiasts at an Arizona public shooting site pick up their shells after they finished shooting actually turned into a federal checkpoint where people’s cars were searched to substantiate arrests. Drivers were stopped and told before they entered that they could shoot as long as they picked up their empty bullet casings. Upon their departure, about 250 cars were stopped, and the drivers had to provide evidence that they picked up their empty shells. But Read more […]