New Jersey lawmakers have determined that man’s best friend needs to act more like a man and less like a dog. Any pet who is a passenger in a vehicle must be buckled up. Drivers who fail to comply could be tagged with a $1,000 fine for each unrestrained animal.
In some cash-strapped municipalities throughout the country, residents are being double taxed to raise money to help fund local police and fire departments. Municipalities in as many as 34 States have taken to charging motorists for police and fire response to the scene of an accident.
As anticipation about the coming election escalates, Michelle Obama found time to advertise her book on “The Late Show with David Letterman.” While many politicians are spending time digging up dirt on the competition, Obama has been busy promoting her gardening book.
You probably don’t need to be reminded that America is becoming a police state. Reports of police misconduct throughout the country are consistently on the rise. But the questions remain: Why isn’t the public outraged and why aren’t elected officials moving to quell police misconduct?
Those who claim we are in the midst of a zombie apocalypse have more evidence to place in their folder. The zombie scare began when Rudy Eugene, also known as the “Miami Zombie” and the “Causeway Cannibal,” chewed off 75 percent of a homeless man’s face.
If the pay package offered at Gilbert & O’Bryan LLP is any indication of the economy, things are not headed in a good direction. The small Boston law firm posted a full-time position for which the employee can expect “to earn $10,000 in compensation in the first year.”
Don’t get too excited about high school graduation. Doing so may cost your graduate his diploma. Or even worse: It may land you behind bars. In Florence, S.C., Sharon Cooper was cuffed and taken to jail when she cheered for her graduating daughter, Iesha Cooper. She was charged with disorderly conduct.
Under the Electronic Privacy Act of 1986, estimates one judge, 30,000 secret surveillance orders are made each year. This is all done without authorities having to issue a traditional search warrant because of the digital nature of the information sought, according to the judge.
No person consciously decides that he is willing to be entirely indoctrinated by his chosen form of news consumption in the beginning. It happens, it seems, as a matter of consequence. Many people allow their social and political worldview to be shaped almost entirely by the brand of news they consume.
The global “hacktivist” syndicate Anonymous wants people to expose evidence of corruption and injustice. In a video, the group urges anyone with access to evidence of corporate or government wrongdoing to buy a USB drive and document the evidence for publication on the Internet.