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.
- Sería terrible tener un jurado de sus pares que no entendía Inglés. The California Assembly passed a bill Thursday that could make the State the first in the Nation to allow illegal aliens to serve jury duty. But the good news is that the new bill doesn’t do away with the requirement that jurors be proficient in English.
- The Department of Homeland Security currently has about 1,300 to 1,600 rounds of ammunition for each of its 70,000 officers. According to U.S. News & World Report, that means each DHS officer has access to about 1,000 rounds more than the average Army officer.
- Here’s a puzzler for you: Carolyn Luby, a self-proclaimed feminist and University of Connecticut student, sent an open letter to UConn administrators complaining that the “powerful and aggressive” husky dog that was chosen to represent the school’s athletic teams calls to mind images of sexual assault. Doesn’t she know that most normal people just kick the dog off when he starts to do that to their leg?
- A Transportation Security Administration supervisor was caught on videotape last month stealing 12 Tylenol pills from a passenger’s luggage in Syracuse, N.Y.
- New Black Panther Party leader Malik Zulu Shabazz said President Obama is guilty of “criminal intent” in his handling of Libya and that the President and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton should be tried for war crimes.
- Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) have joined forces as a weird, elderly, out-of-touch legislative super duo in declaring that the “red line” in Syria has been crossed and calling for “strong” U.S. intervention. The Senators’ call for war is based on unsubstantiated reports that chemical weapons are being used in the country.