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California Sheriff Strips Feds Of Enforcement Authority Over 2nd Amendment Rights

John D’Agostini, Sheriff of El Dorado County, Calif., has revoked the authority of U.S. Forest Service officers to enforce State law within his countywide jurisdiction. The new policy is set to kick in July 22. D’Agostini said he made the decision after hearing numerous complaints from visitors to the El Dorado National Forest who reported […]

Russian Officials, FEMA Could Begin Working More Closely

Last week, officials with the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry and some top dogs with the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency got together to make plans to “exchange experts.” Now, Russian assets could possibly start showing up to provide and observe “security at mass events” in the U.S. Via EMERCOM of Russia: The Russian Emergency Situations […]

Spying On Friends; Snowden Seeking Asylum In 15 Nations; Euro Zone Falling Apart; McCain Says Screw GOP; NSA Listens In on 1 Billion Calls Daily: Monday Morning News Roundup 7-1-2013

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

‘A Victory For Common Sense’: Charges Dropped Against Teen Who Wore NRA Shirt To School

‘A Victory For Common Sense’: Charges Dropped Against Teen Who Wore NRA Shirt To School

More than two months after 14-year-old West Virginia student Jared Marcum wore a National Rifle Association T-shirt to Logan Middle School, criminal charges stemming from his refusal to take off the shirt have been dropped.

American Tax Dollars Used To Buy Russian Helicopters For Afghans… Who Aren’t Trained To Fly Them

American Tax Dollars Used To Buy Russian Helicopters For Afghans… Who Aren’t Trained To Fly Them

The Pentagon currently has a $554 million contract to purchase Russian helicopters for the Afghan military. Here’s the kicker: The money used to purchase the choppers could be used by the Russian government to aid the Syrian regime in its ongoing battle against rebels.

FBI Sued Over Facial Recognition, Biometric Database On Americans

FBI Sued Over Facial Recognition, Biometric Database On Americans

Citizens throughout the Nation are on high alert for all things related to government spying. A developing story about the FBI’s effort to compile an improved biometrics database provides a good example of why privacy advocates are justified in their concerns.

Sanity Prevails: Traffic Cams Come Down; Judge Holds Ohio Town In Contempt

Sanity Prevails: Traffic Cams Come Down; Judge Holds Ohio Town In Contempt

An Ohio judge has slapped town leaders in the Village of Elmwood Place, a Cincinnati suburb, with a contempt charge and has ordered the county sheriff’s office to dismantle and impound the traffic monitoring cameras the town had been using to ticket speeders.

House To Write Own Immigration Bill; Is NSA Tracking Guns?; DUI Suspects’ Blood Drawn By Force; WTH Is ‘Black English’?; And More – Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 6-28-2013

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

Bloomberg: Stop-And-Frisk Is Great; Start Targeting Blacks More, Whites Less

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg defended the city police department’s unConstitutional stop-and-frisk policy on his weekly radio show Friday, but confused his fellow liberals when he stopped to add this: I think we disproportionately stop whites too much and minorities too little. It’s exactly the reverse of what they say. I don’t know where they [opponents […]

MSNBC Lauds ‘Articulate’ Use Of ‘Black English’ By Inaudible, Mumbling Witness In Zimmerman Trial

MSNBC’s expert John McWhorter, a Columbia University linguist, explains that a star witness for the prosecution in the George Zimmerman trial, Rachel Jeantel,  was abused by defense attorneys who simply didn’t understand her dialect. McWhorter explained: “It’s been a little scary. Sometimes it’s like she’s speaking Hungarian, and he’s speaking Cantonese. She’s been articulate, just […]

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