Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 4-3-2014: Contempt Vote For Lerner; Dems Use Tragedy To Target Guns (Again); False Arrest Costs Dallas $1 Million; Don’t Trust Your Info To The Government (If You Can Help It); Weighing Promises To Reform The NSA; Why Are There So Many Federal Cops?

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House Oversight Committee To Hold Contempt Vote For Lerner

House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said Thursday the Committee will hold a vote next week to determine whether to hold Lois Lerner in contempt for refusing to share what she knows about the IRS political discrimination scandal that came to light last year. Read More…

 

Following Tragedy, Dems Revive Gun Control Rhetoric

On Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and other top Democrats seized on Wednesday’s tragic shooting at Fort Hood in Texas to reiterate long-defeated calls for stricter gun control in the U.S. Broken Record…

 

Texas Man Freed After Video Evidence Shows Arresting Cop Lied To Secure Jail Time

Ronald Jones, a Dallas man caught between a malicious police officer and his destination one December night in 2009, went to jail for more than a year after Dallas cop Matthew Antkowiak fabricated a story that seemed to support an aggravated assault charge. Now Jones is free and $1.1 million richer. Read More…

 

Americans’ Personal Information Not Safe In Government Hands

A report out from the Government Accountability Office this week reveals that the Federal government’s number of “information security incidents” wherein Americans’ sensitive personal information was breached has more than doubled in recent years. Read More…

 

ProPublica Examines What The Proposed NSA Reforms Wouldn’t Do

Ten months after Edward Snowden’s first disclosures, three main legislative proposals have emerged for surveillance reform: one from President Obama, one from the House Intelligence Committee, and one proposal favored by civil libertarians. How They Differ…

 

Depth Of Federal Arms Race Should Surprise, Shock Citizens

It may come as a surprise to many U.S. taxpayers, but a slew of Federal agencies — some  whose responsibilities seem to have little to do with combating crime — carry active law enforcement operations. Here’s a partial list. Watchdog…

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