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Florida Cops Shoot Man Looking For Cigarette In Car… In His Own Driveway

Florida Cops Shoot Man Looking For Cigarette In Car… In His Own Driveway

Everyone knows that smoking is bad for you, but Florida resident Roy Middleton will likely take the advice to heart more than most embattled smokers next time he reaches for a cigarette. As Middleton rummaged through his mother’s car, which was parked in his own driveway, last weekend, police officers mistook him for a burglar and proceeded to unleash a barrage of bullets.

City Ponders Eminent Domain To Justify Mass Buy Of Underwater Home Mortgages

City Ponders Eminent Domain To Justify Mass Buy Of Underwater Home Mortgages

In a bizarre interpretation of State eminent domain law, a California Bay-Area city is considering the power of eminent domain to rescue more than 600 homeowners from delinquent mortgages. The city would accomplish this new brand of government-subsidized housing by seizing the properties from secondary lenders.

SWAT Versus Cute Baby Deer; Feds Try Raiding Family Who Googled Wrong; U.S. Government Badgers Twitter For Private Data; Forcing Businesses Into Obamacare; Cruz To Conservatives: Stand And Fight— Personal Liberty Digest ™ P.M. Edition 8-1-2013

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

SWAT Cops In Wisconsin Protect Public From Deadly… Fawn

Nine brave Department of Natural Resource agents and four valiant sheriff’s deputies in Wisconsin descended upon a no-kill animal shelter in the State two weeks ago, armed to the teeth and in search of a dangerous fugitive: A young spotted fawn that had been abandoned by its mother. According to WISN 12, the officials in […]

Family Innocently Googles ‘Pressure Cooker’ And ‘Backpack’ – Cops Show Up

A Long Island writer needed a new pressure cooker and wanted to compare brands. Internet, right? Her husband, meanwhile, wanted a new backpack and decided to do a little online shopping. The couple’s 20 year-old son, meanwhile, had avidly kept up with the news coverage of the Boston Marathon terror attack. He’s a news junkie; […]

Twitter: U.S. Government Requests More Personal User Information Than Any Other Nation

The micro-blogging website Twitter released a report Wednesday indicating that government requests for private information about users of the site have increased by 40 percent for the first six months of 2013, compared to the last half of 2012. The semi-annual report logs the number of worldwide government requests Twitter receives for user account information, […]

Cruz Calls On Conservatives To Stand On Principle – Even If They Go Down Swinging

There’s a lot of news going on today, so pointing everyone to a lengthy, reflective interview in which a freshman Senator looks back on his first seven months in office might seem counterintuitive. But Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has more worth saying in his sit-down with Rare’s Brett Decker than you likely heard if you spent […]

Grayson: Democrats Can’t Allow Small Business To Avoid Obamacare Mandates

Representative Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) said recently that he will soon introduce legislation which would bar small businesses from opting to hire part-time employees instead of full-time employees in order to avoid extra costs they would incur by reaching staffing thresholds that would force compliance with costly Obamacare mandates. Republicans have consistently said that small businesses […]

Snowden Leaves The Transit Area; Rand Stands Down In Tiff With Christie; Computer Guys Heckle NSA Head; Eminent Domain To Bail Out Mortgages?!; Cruz Wants A High-Contrast GOP – Thursday Morning News Roundup 8-1-2013

Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.

The NSA Will Know You Read This

The NSA Will Know You Read This

On Wednesday, The Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald released more information provided by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden in June about the agency’s ability to spy on electronic communications. The latest installment revealed an NSA project called XKeyscore that, with a few keystrokes, can give a data analyst access to nearly everything a user does on the Internet.

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