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Kerry Says U.S. Will Sign Small Arms Treaty; McCain Admits Special Counsel May Be Needed; Minneapolis Pays Millions To Police Victims; NYC Self Defense Classes Won’t Protect Gays; And The IRS Needs Money: Personal Liberty Digest ™ P.M. Edition 6-3-2013

June 3, 2013 by  

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Kerry Vows U.S. Support For Small Arms Treaty

Secretary of State John Kerry said that the United States will sign a United Nations treaty regulating the international trade of small arms, a measure that has been met with resistance from some Congressional lawmakers concerned that the treaty could lead to new gun-control laws being implemented in the U.S. Read more…

McCain Tentatively Says Special IRS Counsel May Be Needed

Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) is lumbering toward the sobering conclusion that his allies in the Administration of President Barack Obama may not be able to dodge much more scrutiny over the IRS scandal – at least, not without some credible way of exonerating them. Read more…

Minneapolis Police Pay Out Millions To Settle Misconduct Cases; Admit No Wrongdoing

Since 2006, the Minneapolis Police Department has paid out almost $14 million to the “alleged” victims of police misconduct and abuse. But seldom do those payoffs come with an admission of wrongdoing, or a disciplinary action against the offending officers. Read more… 

NYC Anti-Gay Violence Leads To Free Self-Defense Classes That Don’t Teach Self Defense

On Sunday, an openly gay member of the New York City Council announced a series of free self-defense classes aimed at equipping members of the city’s gay community to fend off potential attackers. But the classes are short on actual butt-kicking advice, and long on “street smarts.” Read more…

Democratic Lawmaker Says IRS Needs More Money

Amid reports that the Internal Revenue Service used the American tax system to unfairly target conservatives and subsequent reports that the agency is wasting buckets of taxpayer dollars on conferences each year, some Democratic lawmakers can’t help but think that what the IRS needs is… more money. Read More…

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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