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Buffalo Police To Army Vet: Oops, Wrong Apartment… Sorry We Killed Your Dog (Not)

Buffalo Police To Army Vet: Oops, Wrong Apartment… Sorry We Killed Your Dog (Not)

An Army veteran who’d been living at the same Buffalo, N.Y., address for three years got home Monday afternoon to discover that someone had torn down the door, shot up the apartment, ransacked the place and killed his dog, Cindy, who was leashed in the kitchen.

Let’s All Get Together Tonight And Jam Up The NSA!

Let’s All Get Together Tonight And Jam Up The NSA!

There is much buzz about an Internet initiative encouraging as many Americans as possible to produce electronic communications using certain terrorist-sounding words and phrases in unison this evening. The goal is to create a blip on the National Security Agency’s radar in hopes of overwhelming the Federal government’s surveillance apparatus.

Party Affiliation Taints Americans’ Views On Privacy, Civil Liberty

Party Affiliation Taints Americans’ Views On Privacy, Civil Liberty

A poll released Monday shows more than half of all Americans think it’s acceptable for the government to secretly track their phone calls, if doing so keeps them safe from terrorism. The poll also shows that nearly half believe it’s also acceptable for the National Security Administration to indiscriminately spy on citizens’ online activities.

ACLU Sues Obama Administration Over NSA; Spanish On The Senate Floor; Cruz Has ‘Obamaphobia’; More Gun Control To Come; And Tips To Thwart Government Spies: Personal Liberty Digest ™ P.M. Edition 6-11-2013

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

Eluding Government’s Prying Eyes Isn’t Convenient, But Here Are Some Options

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a nonprofit advocacy group that battles expanded government surveillance and technological infringements on civil liberties, has compiled a list of operating systems, applications and online services for computers and mobile devices. Many of the products listed aren’t exactly household names — but that’s kind of the point. The EFF has […]

Amid Scandals, Busy Congressional Schedule Biden Vows Renewed Gun Control Push

Buried in the headlines about the Barack Obama Administration’s numerous scandals are reports that Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Harry Reid (D-Nev.) are gearing up for a revitalized push for more gun-control measures. Biden was queried by Capitol Hill reporters Monday following the swearing in of interim Republican Senator Jeff Chiesa, who will represent […]

ACLU Sues Obama Over NSA Spying

The American Civil Liberties Union and the New York Civil Liberties Union filed suit Tuesday against the Administration of Barack Obama, challenging the National Security Agency’s Constitutional authority to conduct warrantless surveillance on Americans’ communications. The suit alleges that the Administration is violating citizens’ 1st and 4th Amendment protections. ACLU said in a statement: Last […]

Speaking Spanish On The Senate Floor To Urge ‘Commonsense’ Immigration Reform

Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.) spoke Tuesday for nearly 15 minutes on the Senate floor in Spanish, applauding the Gang of Eight bipartisan coalition that’s pushing for a sweeping set of immigration reforms and supporting the start of the debate process that could see an immigration reform bill move out of the Senate. Kaine planned the […]

Menendez Diagnoses Cruz With ‘Obamaphobia’

Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) put on his pseudo-psychiatry pants Tuesday and claimed that Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has been afflicted by a severe case of “Obamaphobia,” which is inhibiting his ability to go along with immigration-reform efforts. On Monday, Cruz said during an interview on ABC that the White House’s insistence that Congressional immigration-reform efforts […]

NRA Gets Blamed For More Shootings; Ron Paul Wants Obama To Thank Leaker; Congress Hearts The NSA; Go Go Gadget IRS Spycam!; Senate Staffers Waste Your Money; And More: Tuesday Morning News Roundup 6-11-2013

Here is a collection of some of the stories that Personal Liberty staffers will be keeping an eye on throughout the day. Click the links for the full stories.

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