“SWAT teams have been infiltrated by bullies with badges and guns who foster a mentality that killing criminals reduces recidivism”
Former sheriff: 'I felt betrayed by my profession'
Davis County, UT — William “Dub” Lawrence is a former city police officer, former US Marine, and former Sheriff of Davis County, who has awakened to the reality of Police State USA. Sadly this awakening was sparked by the murder of his son-in-law by a SWAT team that he created.
In September 2008, he watched helplessly as the same SWAT team he helped create over 30 years earlier shot and killed Brian Wood, his 36-year-old son-in-law.
Since this horrible atrocity, Lawrence has become a leader of the growing police reform movement... Continued...
Below is the powerful trailer to this crowd-funded film.
Would be interesting to see how "cut spending" crowd of GOp would react to this controversial move by dDG:
NEW YORK - Ahead of next week’s visit of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to the United States, a leading American newspaper reported Friday that the Obama administration States is nearing a decision to keep more troops in Afghanistan next year than over five thousand it had intended.
In a front page dispatch from Washington, The New York Times said the move effectively upends its drawdown plans in response to roiling violence in the country and another false start in the effort to open peace talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government.
President Ghani, a former World Bank executive, will meet with President Barack Obama as well as
One of the interesting reveals at the end of Citizenfour, the recent Academy Award-winning documentary about Edward Snowden, was the thanks it gives to various security software programs. The information that Snowden leaked two years ago continues to reverberate today, and it kicked off renewed interest in data security, privacy, and anonymity. Based on the closing credits in the movie, we’ve put together a guide to some of the major security software programs and operating systems available. If you’ve wanted to take steps to secure your own information, but were uncertain where to start, this article should get you headed in the right direction.
Man jailed for 900+ days without committing a crime
Benito Vazquez Hernandez held as material witness for 2-and-a-half years
HILLSBORO, OR. (CNN) – A man held in an Oregon jail for over 900 days, without committing a crime, is once again free.Benito Vazquez Hernandez was held as a material witness in a murder trial for 2-and-a-half years.He finally testified this week, but it may not have helped the state’s case much.“ln that recording you tell police there was blood on the door of the van.”His long-awaited testimony (he’s been jailed since September 26th, 2012) was not what prosecutors had hoped for.Vazquez Hernandez was held under Oregon’s material witness statute after telling police he had seen blood in his son’s minivan.Hernandez’s son, Eloy
I'm sure most of you know this already but it can't be said enough.
End the FED!
Submitted by Patrick Barron via Mises Canada blog,
“Delanda est in Susidium Foederatum Bank”
(The Federal Reserve Bank Must be Destroyed)
The Monetary Genie Was Out of the Bottle
Once the politicians realized that the Fed could print money at will, the genie was out of the bottle. Money growth did expanded at a modest rate for a few decades, due mainly to the efforts of prudent men such as Fed Chairman William McChesney Martin (1951 to 1970) and fiscally conservative politicians such as President Dwight Eisenhower (1953 to 1961). However, it was
A federal judge ruled on Friday that the U.S. government must release photographs showing the treatment of detainees in U.S. custody at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq and other sites.
Judge Alvin Hellerstein in Manhattan ruled that his order would not take effect for 60 days to give the U.S. Department of Defense time to decide whether to appeal.
The order is a victory for the American Civil Liberties Union, which filed a lawsuit against the government in 2004 seeking the release of the photographs.
"The photos are crucial to the public record," ACLU deputy legal director Jameel Jaffer said in a news release. "They're the best evidence of what took place in the military's detention centers, and their disclosure would help the public
Sen. Ted Cruz plans to announce Monday that he will run for president of the United States, accelerating his already rapid three-year rise from a tea party insurgent in Texas into a divisive political force in Washington.
Cruz will launch a presidential bid outright rather than form an exploratory committee, said senior advisers with direct knowledge of his plans, who spoke on condition of anonymity because an official announcement had not been made yet. They say he is done exploring and is now ready to become the first Republican presidential candidate.
The senator is scheduled to speak Monday at a convocation ceremony at Liberty University in Virginia, where he is expected to declare his campaign for the presidency.
Over the course of the primary campaign, Cruz will aim to raise between $40 million and $50 million, according to advisers, and dominate with the same tea party voters who supported his underdog Senate campaign in 2012. But the key to victory, Cruz advisers believe, is to be the second choice of enough voters in the party's libertarian and social conservative wings to cobble together a coalition to defeat the chosen candidate of the Republican establishment.
It’s been almost a week since New York Police Department deployed a new ShotSpotter gunshot detection system. However, the innovation has raised privacy concerns among New Yorkers while tracking loud bangs, the system records private conversations.
According to statistics, in 75 percent of cases when people hear a gun shot sound, they do not report it to the police.
The ShotSpotter is aimed at fixing that. Its sensors are connected to thousands of cameras set up around the city as part of the its Domain Awareness System, an all-seeing intelligence-analysis complex that collects and analyzes data captured by surveillance cameras, gunshot detectors, license plate readers, Geographic Information Systems mapping and social media feeds.
At the start of the year, _Atlas Shrugged_ Producer John Aglialoro hinted at the potential for an _Atlas Shrugged_ mini-series ( http://www.galtsgulchonline.com/posts/1e... ). Last week, John made a trip to Hollywood and met with... some very interested MAJOR players.
How does a full blown television series sound!?
Yep. It's really happening. We can't say too much just yet, but suffice it to say, John's meetings in Hollywood
The New Mexico state legislature passed a groundbreaking bill Saturday to abolish civil asset forfeiture.
Now Republican Gov. Susana Martinez, who will likely get attention as a potential 2016 vice presidential candidate, will have the bill on her desk.
Civil asset forfeiture is a practice where police can take and keep your property without convicting or even charging you of a crime. Then, you must go through the arduous and often unsuccessful process to get your property–whether it’s a vehicle, cash or your home–back from the police.
New Mexico police must now convict you of a crime and prove your property was used in the crime before you forfeit it to the authorities. Also, the money gained from the property will now go to the state’s general
PREFACE: This isn't a justification or criticism of libertarian ethics. If you're already a libertarian, I won't be telling you anything you don't already know. The idea here is just to give a definitive statement of our principles in the simplest, most concise manner possible – without sacrificing completeness. I want you to be able to logically deduce the libertarian answer to any ethical question from these principle alone. This is a work in progress. Tell me if you think I forgot anything, got anything wrong, or didn't state something as clearly as it could be stated.
What Is Property
1. To use something is to physically change it or move it.
2. Only things capable of undergoing physical change or movement can be owned.
In China, there seems to be no shortage of demand for gold as the Shanghai Gold Exchange delivered over fifty tons during the week ended March 13, 2015 bringing the total of gold delivered in 2015 to 508 tons.