A court has ruled that the secret placement of a global positioning system (GPS) device on a suspect’s car constitutes a search under the 4th Amendment, and that law enforcement cannot track suspects in such a manner without first obtaining a warrant based on probable cause.
Police in Northern California shot a 13-year-old boy to death Tuesday after spotting the youngster walking through a residential area with a toy rifle reportedly resembling an AK-47. This incident is only the latest in a long list of incidents involving panicky adults assuming the very worst at the sight of children playing with toy guns.
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A Virginia woman who fired a legally-owned handgun into the air to scare away a group of boys who were attacking her daughter was arrested by local police Saturday for reckless use of a weapon. A day after the mother’s “reckless” attempt to protect her daughter – whom one of the boys had begun punching […]
In July of 2010, President Barack Obama explained HealthCare.gov, the new consumer website “that helps you take control of your health care coverage.” The site, it seems, worked back then. Today, the site is so broken that the President and Congressional Democrats are hinting at the idea of delaying key Obamacare provisions: Via MarketWatch: The […]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is set to pack on new regulatory muscle any day now, as the announced end-of-October deadline for new regulations against the so-called “electronic cigarette” industry approaches. The FDA is attempting an end run around an earlier Federal court decision that shot down the agency’s attempt to ban the devices, […]
This report, written by by Justin Elliott and Theodoric Meyer, was originally published by ProPublica on Oct. 23. Two weeks after Edward Snowden’s first revelations about sweeping government surveillance, President Obama shot back. “We know of at least 50 threats that have been averted because of this information not just in the United States, but, […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.
Reports released Tuesday by two human rights groups conclude that U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen are responsible for dozens of civilian deaths that officials in the United States have failed to acknowledge.
As the elected class ignores the will of the people and pushes the Nation toward default, the Department of Homeland Security continues to exhibit signs it is preparing for a chaotic event or is training to make war on the American people.
We have previously documented the department’s mass purchases of weapons, ammunition, armor and training targets depicting average citizens (including children and pregnant women). Other sites have documented the department’s training operations like Operation Shield, in which the DHS Federal Protective Service unit posted armed guards outside a Florida Social Security office and required passersby to produce identification. FPS also posted armed guards outside a St. Louis Internal Revenue Service building during a Tea Party protest regarding the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups.