A scary trend in which cops infiltrate American schools and set up unassuming students for drug deals is emerging in the United States. Last week, the parents of a special-needs boy in Temecula, Calif., filed a claim against the local school district for helping “local authorities in an undercover drug sting that intentionally targeted and discriminated against their son.”
A University of Illinois researcher, in a paper funded by ConAgra Foods, opines that American efforts to alleviate food insecurity should include encouraging more people to participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), aka food stamps, “because it works.”
Kudos to Sarah Palin. In a recent column, she talks about how, since the beginning of the Tea Party movement in 2006, Constitutional conservatives have successfully been marginalized in the press, despite the fact that the Administration of President Barack Obama evidently has considered the true conservative movement a great threat.
In Washington State, gay rights advocates and gun rights advocates intersect in a series of posters appearing around the State Capitol in the past several days linking gay rights and opposition to gun laws. The posters, which direct people to a pro-gun website, have liberals complaining.
As an ex-boyfriend attempted to break into her home, allegedly intent on assaulting her both physically and sexually, an unidentified Oregon woman did what everybody’s instructed to do: She called 911. A dispatcher answered. The woman described the situation, saying, “If he gets in the house, I’m done.” That’s when the dispatcher advised her to… figure it all out herself.
A new project spearheaded by a group of historians, mathematicians and computer scientists at Columbia University in New York City is aimed at compiling all of the documents that have been declassified by the government in an easily searchable online database for research.
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.
A majority of Americans remain pessimistic about the Nation’s moral values, according to the results of a recent poll, as a vast majority feel that moral decline is ongoing in the United States. According to results from Gallup, 73 percent of Americans feel the Nation is headed in a morally bereft direction.
The Federal government could start fingerprinting all foreign nationals leaving the country at 30 American airports under a new proposal to the planned immigration reform bill. An amendment to the bill would require a number of American airport departure terminals to install high-tech systems for fingerprinting foreign nationals and scanning their passports and visas.
Adam Kokesh, the Iraq war veteran and host of the Internet radio program “Adam vs. The Man” who became a staunch opponent of the “war on terror” and who planned a peaceful armed march on Washington, D.C., on July 4, was disappeared in broad daylight while speaking at a Smoke Down Prohibition rally in Philadelphia May 18.