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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

June 28, 2013 by  

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House Republicans Scorn Senate Immigration Bill; Say They’ll Craft Their Own

House Republicans haven’t had time to read through the massive omnibus immigration reform bill their Senate colleagues passed on Thursday. Judging by their comments, they’re much more likely to craft their own version – or smaller, bite-sized versions – of immigration legislation than to spend time and energy reading through the bloated Senate package. Read More… 

Senate Panel: Is NSA Watching Americans Buy Guns? Books? Tools? Aspirin?

A group of 26 Senators has asked NSA Director of National Intelligence James Clapper to explain how, and to what extent, the agency grabs up data generated from citizens’ network-based credit transactions, banking data, library records and pharmacy visits, with a focus on buying habits that pertain to guns and media. Read More…

‘What Country Is This!?’: DUI Suspects Strapped Down To Have Blood Drawn By Force

While many Americans likely support efforts to convict drunk drivers, a recent report illustrates just how intrusive the policies are. See How It’s Done… 

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. Read More… 

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 said too many whites are being targeted. Read More…

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