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Who’s Watching Me? Police Took Photos Of My License Plates

Who’s Watching Me? Police Took Photos Of My License Plates

Civil rights advocates such as John Whitehead, president of the Rutherford Institute in Charlottesville, say the widespread collection and preservation of license plate data not only potentially violates search and seizure rights in the 4th Amendment, but it also makes people leery to exercise their 1st Amendment rights.

Overwhelming Majority Of Arizona Republicans Favor Anyone Else To John McCain In 2016

Overwhelming Majority Of Arizona Republicans Favor Anyone Else To John McCain In 2016

If a recent survey commissioned by the Citizens United Political Victory Fund is any indication, Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) will have to double his current polling numbers with Arizona Republicans if he hopes to hang on to his Senate seat in the 2016 election cycle.

Don’t Let Aging Destroy Your Memory

Don’t Let Aging Destroy Your Memory

Reducing your risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia is up to you. Research in Finland shows that something you can do twice a week helps protects your brain cells.

Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 4-15-2014: Holder The ‘Alarm’ Salesman; The Long Backstory To The Nevada Ranch Showdown; Law Enforcement’s Eye In The Sky; New Surveillance, Same Infringements; Feelin’ Crappy On Tax Day

Brush up on the day’s headlines with Personal Liberty’s P.M. Edition news links.

Holder Pursues $15 Million To Fund Active Shooter Cop Training

Advancing the Obama Administration’s philosophy that regards law enforcement professionals as the only legitimate response to put down an immediate armed threat, Attorney General Eric Holder tied this week’s shootings in Kansas City to an appeal to Congress to fund more police training to address “active shooter” situations. Focusing his weekly video message to Congress […]

Ranchers And Empire In The American West

This column by Ryan W. McMaken originally appeared on the Ludwig von Mises Institute website on April 14, 2014. The militarized siege of a cattle ranch near Bunkerville, Nev., drew national attention as dozens of federal agents, armed with machine guns, sniper rifles, helicopters and more descended on the ranch to seize cattle and people […]

Video: Remy’s Feeling ‘Crappy’ Because It’s Tax Day And The Government Can Take (But Can’t Hold Onto) Our Money

Reason TV’s parody assassin Remy is back with another video lampooning of government overreach. Today’s April 15, so you get three guesses what the topic is. Favorite part: Playing the State Department’s displacement of $6 billion (under then-Secretary Hillary Clinton) against the blood, sweat and toil of average Americans who fork over a third of […]

EFF: Tea Party, Taxes And Why The Original Patriots Would’ve Revolted Against The Surveillance State

This article was originally published by the Electronic Frontier Foundation on April 15. Let’s just imagine we could transport an Internet-connected laptop back to the 1790s, when the United States was in its infancy. The technology would no doubt knock the founders out of their buckle-top boots, but once the original patriots got over the […]

Real-Time Map View Surveillance Allows L.A. Deputies To See Crime — And Everything Else — As It Unfolds

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has been testing an innovative surveillance system that enables officers sitting in front of large electronic displays to watch people move around the city of Compton from a bird’s-eye view. The system can coordinate with static on-the-ground surveillance, such as street-level security cameras, to allow police to track a […]

Monday Morning News Roundup 4-15-2014

Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.

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