A Florida man was shot dead by deputies of the Lake County Sherriff’s Department at 1:30 a.m. Sunday when they failed to identify themselves as police officers and banged on the door of his apartment. The officers were pursuing an alleged attempted murderer when they knocked on the apartment door.
A teacher’s aide in Iowa lost her job after insisting that The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn should not be read by students because the book is racist. Naiya Galloway first became upset when the Ku Klux Klan was mentioned during a history discussion. Later, she dissed the Mark Twain classic.
Federal officials are increasingly citing the need for acronym-laden Internet bills for everything from protecting children, national defense and copyright to preventing corporations from preying on Internet users. And while the stated intentions may sound reasonable, the ways in which Federal and law enforcement officials are already using the Internet suggest ulterior motives.
City officials in Phoenix arrived at the conclusion that Michael Salman was putting people’s lives in jeopardy by conducting a Bible study at his home. He was found guilty of 67 building code violations and sentenced to 60 days in jail and three years of probation.
For years, young people in America have been told that if they fail to get a good college education, they will miss out on many of the opportunities given to their more-educated peers. There’s another thing they may be missing out on: about $1 trillion in Federal student loan debt.
It’s common practice in many small towns for a restaurant to offer a discount to the church crowd. Bring a bulletin; get a cheap lunch. Even Chick-fil-A has been known to get in on the action. But that all might change if a man in Pennsylvania gets his way.
Would you be comfortable if someone standing more 100 feet from you had the ability to extract information from the most personal space you will ever know, your own body, without your consent or knowledge?
If you live in Wrentham, Mass., you might have to take your flag inside. It’s no longer the Fourth of July, so the flag has to go. At least that’s what the Garden Lane public housing complex told its tenants.
For conservative country music fans looking for a song to psych them up for an end to the Presidency of Barack Obama in November, Hank Williams Jr. has you covered. In his new album he captures the spirit of the times in a few politically charged tracks.
There is no question that maintaining law and order in America’s most populace city, New York, isn’t an easy thing to do. But where is the line between necessary public safety measures and creating an openly totalitarian regime within the borders of a country founded upon the principals of personal liberty and freedom?