Police State Politics

Feds Transferred $2.2B Worth Of Military Equipment To Police Since 2006

The federal government has transferred around $2.2 billion worth of military gear to local police departments around the country since 2006, according to a report. Released by the non-profit government transparency group Open the Books, the report, titled The Militarization of Local Police Departments, says the equipment includes “helicopters and airplanes, armored trucks and cars, tens of thousands of M16/M14 rifles, thousands of bayonets, ...

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Why Government Policing Monopolies Can Neither Serve Nor Protect You

In 1920, the great Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises expanded on what is known as the “economic” or “socialist calculation problem” in his work, Economic Calculation in the Socialist Commonwealth. Mises described the nature of the price system under capitalism and described how individual subjective values are translated into the objective information (prices) necessary for rational allocation of resources. Calculation ...

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The Case Against Traffic Laws

The average American pays around 56 percent of their adjusted income in all state, local, and federal taxes – not to mention the hidden tax of inflation courtesy of Federal Reserve meddling, which has devalued our currency by over 95 percent over the last century. If that wasn’t enough, like vultures, highway men of all stripes are sent out by ...

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The Move Toward Federalization Of Police

The agenda to consolidate federal authority over local law enforcement dates back decades, but lets get you up to speed on what has occurred in just the last several years. In 2011 the consolidation of police departments to regional agencies became commonplace as budget cuts and funding was blamed for the cause of this merging of local forces into one ...

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How Much Do Taxpayers Pay For Police Misconduct?

Police brutality and misconduct lawsuits are a point of growing contention for many involved in the political arena. Obviously, victims of police abuse deserve to be compensated for their damages. The problem is that it isn’t the police departments or the at-fault officers themselves that are monetarily held accountable in a misconduct lawsuit. It is the hard working taxpayers of ...

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The Law Versus Children: Stop Harming Our Kids With Ridiculous Rules!

Is it any wonder why children are bouncing off the walls? Cant pay attention? Have become nihilistic and uninterested? They cant do anything! Ayn Rand said, “the smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.” I would add “the smallest minority on earth is the individual child” – for ...

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Cops: Eating Out The Substance Of Their Own Countrymen

Every government employee is morally suspect, this is true. Involved in violent expropriation (taxation), government workers add no net gain to society as they simply confiscate resources from one group to give to another. In fact they provide a net lose as their prima facie existence is dependent on still more tax dollars. State enforcers, like police officers however, have reserved ...

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Supreme Court Overturns $4.1M Ruling For Couple Shot In Warrantless Raid

A California couple cannot sue the police officers that busted down their door without a warrant and shot them to pieces, the Supreme Court has ruled. The decision, handed down on Tuesday, overturned a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that allowed Angel and Jennifer Mendez to recover damages in the amount of $4.1 million from the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. The ...

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Bill That Would Lift Federal Marijuana Prohibition Gets Renewed Push

A bill that would do away with federal marijuana restrictions has been given a renewed push by a small bipartisan group of lawmakers. Originally introduced by Rep. Thomas Garrett (R-Virginia) in February, the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act would leave medical and recreational marijuana policy up to states. As it currently stands, 29 states have codified some form of medical marijuana legalization into ...

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Trump Signing Statement Includes Medical Marijuana Reference

President Trump has issued a statement referencing a provision that stipulates federal funds not be used to interfere with state medical marijuana laws. Friday’s signing statement, which was attached to the $1.2 trillion omnibus bill passed by Congress this week, asserts presidential constitutional authority on issues of war powers, marijuana and government spending. The bipartisan spending bill, hailed as a “clear ...

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Uber Under Federal Investigation For Evading Regulators

A criminal investigation into the multinational ride sharing company Uber has been launched by the U.S. Department of Justice. According to Reuters, two sources familiar with the probe said it concerns the use of a software tool the company used to help drivers evade transportation regulators, called “Greyball.” Following a New York Times article that revealed the software’s existence in March, Uber promptly ...

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Gun Owners Challenge California’s Large Capacity Magazine Ban

California gun owners have filed a federal lawsuit challenging the state’s ban on so-called “large capacity” magazines. Filed in Fresno on Friday by the Calguns Foundation, the Firearms Policy Coalition, the Firearms Policy Foundation, the Second Amendment Foundation and seven private citizens, the lawsuit contends the ban violates Constitutional rights. Singed by Gov. Jerry Brown last year, Senate Bill No. 1446 goes ...

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California Bill Aims To Combat Puppycide

In recent years, the killing of dogs by police has become a contentious issue resulting in the creation of the term “puppycide.” Advocates of ending “puppycide” point to the blaring double standard that exists between police and the rest of the domestic population. While police dogs are more or less considered human beings in terms of the rights they possess ...

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21,587 MA Drug Cases Tainted By Lab Chemist To Be Thrown Out

At least 21,587 drug cases will be dismissed because of the broad and blatant criminal misconduct of a Department of Public Health lab chemist. According to the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, Annie Dookhan worked for the state in the Hinton lab from 2003 to 2012 testing drug samples submitted by cops, when she was accused of contaminating and falsifying results. Dookhan admitted ...

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The Answer To The Police State

Like most legitimate movements of public outcry, elements seeking to further their own agenda soon take hold. Take the Tea Party Movement for instance, or Occupy Wall Street. In what was originally a grass roots resistance against tax increases, bailouts, and Obamacare, the Tea Party movement was quickly subdued by social conservatives like Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz. In the ...

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