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<em>De Facto</em> Punishment For Graffiti Tagging Derelict Buildings In Miami Beach: Death

De Facto Punishment For Graffiti Tagging Derelict Buildings In Miami Beach: Death

A Miami Beach resident died last week after he ran from police, who’d caught him graffiti tagging an abandoned building and decided to put an end to the ensuing foot pursuit by shooting the offender in the chest with a Taser.

Email Encryption Services Shutting Down To Avoid Forced Compliance With Government Demands

Email Encryption Services Shutting Down To Avoid Forced Compliance With Government Demands

Last week, the email provider reportedly used by National Security Agency whistle-blower Edward Snowden was shut down. The owner cited an ongoing court battle that couldn’t be discussed.

Feinstein Says Free Press Only Means People On MSM Payroll

Feinstein Says Free Press Only Means People On MSM Payroll

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), backed by Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), has proposed an amendment to a journalist shield law sponsored by Senator Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee earlier in the month. She wants to choose who can and who cannot be considered a journalist.

Poll: Americans Believe MSM Has Liberal Bias, Doing Poor Job As Government Watchdog

Poll: Americans Believe MSM Has Liberal Bias, Doing Poor Job As Government Watchdog

A poll released last week shows Americans’ faith in traditional mainstream media as an unbiased source for incisive government monitoring continues to decline, as Internet-based news outlets continue to gain the trust of readers fed up with what they believe is a liberal bias among traditional news sources.

San Diego Schools Make Trayvon The Curriculum; Court Sides With Free Speech; Gun Lovers Love Starbucks; Obama Ain’t The Help; And More— Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 8-9-2013

Brush up on the day’s headlines with Personal Liberty’s P.M. Edition news links.

Is Privacy Becoming A Relic Of The Past?

Technology is making it easier than ever for the surveillance state to flourish. America now knows that the National Security Agency is involved in the bulk collection of electronic communication data; wireless technology has made hacking, by government officials or criminals, a breeze for people with the right set of skills; and just about anything […]

San Diego Schools Set To Indoctrinate Students Against ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws, Self Reliance

The San Diego Unified School District will essentially require public school students to keep talking about the Trayvon Martin self-defense shooting this fall, following a July 30 school board vote ordering superintendent Cindy Marten to “initiate dialogues among middle and high school students across the district concerning the Trayvon Martin case.” In addition to requiring […]

Judge Grants Preliminary Injunction To Protect Free Speech After EFF Challenge

This post, written by senior staff attorney Matt Zimmerman, was originally published on August 9, 2013 by the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Newark, NJ – A New Jersey federal district court judge granted motions for a preliminary injunction today, blocking the enforcement of a dangerous state law that would put online service providers at risk by, […]

Obama: Americans Not Trusting NSA Is Like Michelle Not Trusting I Did The Dishes

President Barack Obama held an hour-long press conference Friday, addressing reporters’ questions about a range of issues. But the main focus of the event was the ongoing controversy over the National Security Agency’s spying on American citizens. The President announced a handful of modest steps he claims his Administration is taking to alleviate public concerns […]

Starbucks Benefits From 2nd Amendment Supporters’ ‘Appreciation Day’ Today

If you live in a State with open carry laws that don’t disgrace the U.S. Constitution, your local Starbucks could be one of the safest places you can pass the time tonight. That’s because it’s time for Starbucks Appreciation Day, an informal event in which gun owners show their support for the chain of coffee […]

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