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Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 8-21-2014: DoD Broke Law In Bergdahl Swap; Judge Orders Holder To Name Fast & Furious Papers; Police Shooting On A Sunny St. Louis Day; Calling B.S. On NSA’s Flimsy Spy Claim; LAPD Shells Out $5 Million For Gunning Down Suspect; Dems Foment Hobby Lobby Boycott – At Hobby Lobby

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This Happened On August 19 In St. Louis. Does It Look Like Murder To You?

St. Louis police shot and killed 25 year-old Kajieme Powell around 1 p.m. on August 19, about 3.5 miles from the location of the now-infamous Michael Brown shooting. This shooting isn’t that shooting, though: there’s video of this encounter, whereas evidence in the Brown case is early in the discovery phase. The court of public […]

LA Settles Police Shooting Case For $5 Million

LA Settles Police Shooting Case For $5 Million

LOS ANGELES (MCT) — The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday approved a $5 million settlement with the family of an unarmed National Guard veteran killed on live television in a barrage of gunfire at the end of a wild pursuit last year in downtown L.A. The proposed payout is the largest settlement the city […]

Wasserman Schultz Visits Hobby Lobby Store — To Urge A Boycott

Wasserman Schultz Visits Hobby Lobby Store — To Urge A Boycott

DAVIE, Fla. (MCT) — Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, stopped at a Hobby Lobby store in her district on Wednesday — not to pick up some craft supplies for one of her kids’ school projects, but to alert people to the store’s existence and urge people not […]

Not So Fast And Furious: Judge Orders DOJ To Hand Over List Of Withheld Gunrunning Documents

Not So Fast And Furious: Judge Orders DOJ To Hand Over List Of Withheld Gunrunning Documents

Attorney General Eric Holder may have gone about his business with a Congressional contempt charge hanging over his head for the past two years, but the gunrunning scandal that got him that way hasn’t disappeared. On Wednesday, a federal judge ordered Holder’s Department of Justice to hand over to Congressional investigators a list of the […]

EFF, ACLU Demolish ‘It’s Just Metadata’ Claim In NSA Spying Appeal

EFF, ACLU Demolish ‘It’s Just Metadata’ Claim In NSA Spying Appeal

This was originally published by the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Washington, D.C. — The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Wednesday filed an amicus brief in Klayman v. Obama, a high-profile lawsuit that challenges mass surveillance, arguing that Americans’ telephone metadata deserves the highest protection of the 4th Amendment. Larry […]

GAO Report: Department Of Defense Violated The Law In Bergdahl-Guantanamo Prisoner Swap

The U.S. Government Accountability Office has found that the Department of Defense violated the law when it carried out the Obama Administration’s arranged swap of five Taliban detainees at Guantanamo Bay for the freedom of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. In a ruling released today, GAO General Counsel Susan A. Poling confirmed that the DoD unlawfully spent […]

How Much (Or How Little) Will $100 Buy In Each Of The 50 States?

How Much (Or How Little) Will $100 Buy In Each Of The 50 States?

Everyone knows that location matters in determining the relative cost of equal goods. It’s amazing, though, just how great a disparity exists between the costliest and the cheapest locations in the U.S. when it comes to stretching (or squeezing) the value of a dollar for all it’s worth.

The Vigilante’s View On Ferguson And The U.S. Police State

The Vigilante’s View On Ferguson And The U.S. Police State

What is most interesting about the events in Ferguson is the number of true journalists bringing truth to the Internet with live stream broadcasts. This is world-changing. We have access to much more truth today than is normally available through mainstream television.

A Struggle Within? Harry Reid, Democrats Increasingly Frustrated With Aloof Obama

A Struggle Within? Harry Reid, Democrats Increasingly Frustrated With Aloof Obama

As his second term matures (or festers, if you prefer), President Obama is leading the executive branch into closer alliances with lobbying interests and partisan donors. But he’s doing so at the expense of traditional political alliances.

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