Newsworthy 4-29-2013

The FBI Fosters, Funds and Equips American Terrorists

8th grade student suspended, arrested over gun t-shirt
Excerpt:
When 8th grade Jared Marcum got dressed for school on Thursday he says he had no idea that his pro-Second Amendment shirt would initiate what he calls a fight over his First Amendment rights.

“I never thought it would go this far because honestly I don’t see a problem with this, there shouldn’t be a problem with this,” Jared said.

It was the image of a gun printed on Jared’s t-shirt that sparked a dispute between a Logan Middle School teacher and Jared, that ended with Jared suspended, arrested and facing two charges, obstruction and disturbing the education process, on his otherwise spotless record.

Jared’s father Allen Lardieri says he’s angry he had to rush from work to pick his son up from jail over something he says was blown way out of proportion.

“I don’t’ see how anybody would have an issue with a hunting rifle and NRA put on a t-shirt, especially when policy doesn’t forbid it,” Lardieri said.

Cop at Suspicionless Checkpoint Starts Barking Orders, But Then Flees From Camera
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Proving once again the necessity of his federal lawsuit and his new website, the owner of DontWakeMeUp.Org was ironically woken up on the very day that he publicly launched his new site and PR campaign. At the internal suspiconless border checkpoint on I-35N in Laredo, Texas, border officers once again woke up an off-duty sleeping truck driver and tried to demand that he step out of the vehicle. Once again, the motorist recorded the interaction.

A few lessons here: Always have your camera ready to record all interactions with law enforcement. You do not have to comply with illegal orders. You do not have to get out of a vehicle when there is no reasonable suspicion or probable cause. If you’re not driving, you don’t have to show ID. As illustrated by Terry Bressi at the great website CheckpointUSA.Org, you are not obligated to answer any questions at internal suspiconless warantless checkpoints.

Just Say No . . . to Cops
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Few of us like to interact with cops – like scabies, they are best avoided entirely. But when do you have a choice – and when don’t you have a choice about interacting with a costumed enforcer? When are you legally required to identify yourself? To produce ID? Laws vary, state to state, but here are some general things to know:

* The (so-called) “consensual” interaction –

This generally applies to pedestrians and so on – people out in public, but not operating a motor vehicle.

A cop may – like anyone else – approach you at any time and ask you questions. He is not required to have “reasonable suspicion” a crime has been committed – much less “probable cause” suggesting that a crime has been committed.

Most people – because they have been taught to defer to people wearing state-issued costumes – will answer a cop’s questions, even though they would rather not – and probably would not have, if the person asking were just an ordinary citizen as opposed to a costumed enforcer. They feel pressured. Some will show their IDs, if asked – and even grant permission to let the cop rifle through their possessions.

Freedom in Name Only: Statists Want To Control Our Children’s Names
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In the year 2002, a baby girl was born into this world and her parents intended to name her Lucía. A classic Latin name meaning ‘light’, the parents decided on the name to honor the mother’s deceased grandmother. A beautiful name and a respectable homage to tradition.

Much to the couple’s surprise though, the name was refused by government authorities. The response from the state was that “Lucía” was “legally unrecordable” and therefore not acceptable as a name. The parents were given the recommendation to name the girl Lucia, without the accented í, in order to be deemed acceptable by the government gatekeepers. Unfortunately, that would have altered the pronunciation significantly. Taking the absolute freedom of naming a child for granted, one would think this story took place in China, Russia, or another country run by a totalitarian regime and infamous for government impositions on people’s liberties. Maybe one of the European Union countries would come to mind, where government routinely curbs people’s freedom in order to provide ‘general welfare’, or so they say. In either case, my fellow Americans, the guess would be wrong. The story originates in the United States of America – the cradle of freedom and independence, where the majority of population mistakenly believes that their constitutional liberties are still intact (or at least when it comes to raising their own children).

Police perform house-to-house raids in Watertown MA ripping innocent families from their homes

The Internet Sales Tax Rush – Harry Reid and Wal-Mart hope nobody will notice their online revenue raid.
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Every time Congress has taken a serious look at proposals to boost Internet sales taxes, it has rejected them. That’s probably why pro-tax Senators are trying to rush through an online tax hike with as little consideration as possible.

As early as Monday, the Senate will vote on a bill that was introduced only last Tuesday. The text of this legislation, which would fundamentally change interstate commerce, only became available on the Library of Congress website over the weekend. And you thought ObamaCare was jammed through Nancy Pelosi’s Democratic House in a hurry.

U.S. Employees Set To Be Forced To Give Bosses Their Facebook PASSWORDS
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*A last minute alteration to CISPA was defeated in a Congress vote.
*It would have protected user’s social media passwords from employers.
*The late amendment was put forward by Democrat Ed Perlmutter.
*An attempt to ban US bosses from asking employees to hand over their Facebook login details has been blocked by Congress.

A last minute alteration to the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) that would have prevented employers demanding that prospective employees disclose social media passwords as a condition of employment was voted down in the house of representatives.

What’s Bad About a House-to-House Search? – Unless the search passes certain legal criteria, it is illegal.
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The search in Boston set a precedent, which means that such searches can be generalized to other places in America and to other situations, unless whoever authorized the Boston search is reprimanded and sanctioned for having ordered it. That seems to be Governor Deval Patrick, at a minimum.

Unless this search is clearly labeled and understood as being illegal and wrong, it creates a precedent. This changes the law de facto, even if not de jure. A de facto change will become a de jure change if only by interpretation

But what’s bad about such a precedent? What’s bad about the police having the power to make house-to-house searches routinely?

Consider what sorts of searches were common in totalitarian countries. This provides an inkling of the results of such police power.

First of all, America is in some respects following a path that Nazi Germany followed. I quote from one account:

“Police manpower was even extended by the incorporation of Nazi paramilitary organizations as auxiliary policemen. The Nazis centralized and fully funded the police to better combat criminal gangs and promote state security. The Nazi state increased staff and training, and modernized police equipment.”

This has been happening in America for some time now. These are initial steps in creating a police state. The centralization is done through building authoritative organizations that control local deviations in behavior and through funding. The funding brings in militarization and central coordination, training, and routines.

Right of Revolution
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The right of revolution (or right of rebellion) is the right or duty of the people of a nation to overthrow a government that acts against their common interests. Belief in this right extends back to ancient China. It has been used throughout history to justify various rebellions, including the American Revolution and the French Revolution.

The right of revolution was perhaps first articulated as part of an official state philosophy by the Zhou Dynasty of China (1122 – 256 BC). To justify their overthrowing of the earlier Shang Dynasty, the Zhou kings promulgated a concept known as the Mandate of Heaven. This basically stated that heaven would bless the authority of a just ruler, but would be displeased and withdraw its mandate from a despotic ruler. The Mandate of Heaven would transfer to those who would rule best. Chinese historians interpreted a successful revolt as evidence that the Mandate of Heaven had passed on.

Boston and Freedom
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The government’s fidelity to the Constitution is never more tested than in a time of crisis. The urge to do something – or to appear to be doing something – is nearly irresistible to those whom we have employed to protect our freedom and to keep us safe. Regrettably, with each passing violent crisis – Waco, Oklahoma City, Columbine, 9/11, Newtown and now the Boston Marathon – our personal freedoms continue to slip away, and the government itself remains the chief engine of that slippage.

The American people made a pact with the devil in the weeks and months following 9/11 when they bought the Bush-era argument that by surrendering liberty they could buy safety. But that type of pact has never enhanced either liberty or safety, and its fruits are always bitter.

The Constitution is the supreme law of the land. It was written to create and to restrain the federal government. Every person who works for any government in the U.S. has taken an oath of fidelity to the Constitution, not unlike the presidential oath, which induces a promise to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution.

The chief and final interpreter of the Constitution is the Supreme Court. One may not always agree with its interpretations, but they are, as legal scholars sometimes say, “infallible because they are final.” Those interpretations are particularly final when we have relied on them for generations.

One of those rulings underscores the primacy of constitutional protections, no matter the environment in which they are claimed. Indeed, after the Civil War had ended and President Lincoln was dead, the Supreme Court in a case called Ex parte Milligan (1866) rebuked and reversed Lincoln’s unilateral assaults on personal freedoms in the North and in so doing reminded us that the Constitution was written for good times and for bad, and its protections cover all persons at all times and under all circumstances who have any contact, voluntary or not, with the government.

Education Is NOT The Same As Schooling

Judge In Rich Paul Case Undermines Informed Jury Law With Misinformation In Jury Instructions
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In 2012, New Hampshire passed HB 146, a fully informed jury bill, which guaranteed defendants the ability in court “to inform the jury of its right to judge the facts and the application of the law in relation to the facts in controversy.” The measure took effect on January 1 of this year.

While the defense did make the case for jury nullification, the judge undermined the intent of the law through misinformation in the instructions he issued to the jury. An attendee at the trial reported on the Free Keene Facebook page that, “Judge John C. Kissinger is reading jury instructions, where he is emphasizing the word “I” in his claim that the jury “must follow the law as *I* explain it”.”

Teacher who showed garden tools to second grade students is suspended without pay for bringing ‘weapons’ to class
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A teacher is suing his school district after he was reprimanded for showing wrenches, pliers and screwdrivers to his second-grade students during a presentation on garden tools.

The administration at Washington Irving Elementary School in Chicago suspended veteran teacher Doug Bartlett, claiming he exposed young children to potentially hazardous items.

Mr Bartlett filed a lawsuit against the district on April 17m claiming the educator suffered humiliation and embarrassment as a result of the suspension.

Mr Bartlett says the incident took place on August 8, 2011, when he brought garden tools into his classroom for a lesson on tool discussion. He said that all potentially hazardous items were kept out of the students’ reach and were meant only as visual aids. When he was not explaining the use of the tools, the items were stored in a secure toolbox on a high shelf, out of the student’s reach, the teacher said.

Big Brother Has A New Face, And It’s Your Boss
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Recently, the CVS Caremark Corporation began requiring employees to disclose personal health information (including weight, blood pressure, and body fat levels) or else pay an annual $600 fine. Workers must make this information available to the company’s employee “Wellness Program” and sign a form stating that they’re doing so voluntarily.

CVS argues this will help workers “take more responsibility for improving their health.” At one level, this makes a certain sense. Because the company is paying for their employees’ health insurance, they naturally prefer healthier workers. But at a deeper level, CVS’ action demonstrates a growing problem with our current system of employer-provided health insurance. If our bosses must pay for our health care, they will inevitably seek greater control over our lifestyles.

Fake FBI Terror Plots – Judge Andrew Napolitano on some earlier examples

‘We’re just average folks’: The family sending all ten of their home-schooled children to college by the age of 12
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A mother who home-schools her ten children in Montgomery, Alabama, has opened up about how six of them began their college degrees by the age of 12.

Those of the Harding siblings who have already graduated from college have gone on to become a doctor, an architect, a spacecraft designer and a master’s student. Another two – 12 and 14-years-old – are still finishing up their degrees.

But despite the Hardings’ incredible achievements at such young ages, their parents – Mona Lisa and Kip – insist they are a family of ‘average folks’ who simply find and cultivate their children’s passions early on.

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Newsworthy 4-19-2013

Fat Head (documentary)

Description from site:
While most people saw the documentary Super Size Me as an expose of the fast food industry, comedian and former health writer Tom Naughton saw it as a dare: He’d show that you could lose weight on a diet of burgers and fries. In addition to chronicling Naughton’s weight drop, the film provides interviews with doctors, nutritionists and others to drive home his thesis that most of what we know about “healthy eating” is wrong.

Judge Napolitano On Government Faking Terror Plots

Journalist Ben Swann: Why MSM is A Joke

Proof of the absolute idiocy of people: People Sign Petition to Confiscate Guns From Tea Party Supporters and Repeal the Second Amendment

As if that wasn’t enough proof…
Did You Hear We NUKED China Last Week?

Climate Change Now Included In U.S. Curriculum
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Those who doubt climate change could soon be forced to change their minds – if they want to succeed in school, that is. To prepare kids for adulthood, the American school system is incorporating climate change into its science curriculum.

Middle and high school students enrolled in the public American school system will soon be obliged to study climate change as a scientific phenomenon. In about 40 US states, students will receive extensive lessons on global warming as a man-made problem.

In order to get an A, students enrolled in US public schools will need to understand that “human activities, such as the release of greenhouse gases from burning fossil fuels, are major factors in the current rise in Earth’s mean surface temperature (global warming),” according to the Next Generation Science Standards, which oversees state education curriculums.

Amish prosecuted because scissors ‘crossed state lines’
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What does the federal hate crimes law inspired by the murders of Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. have to do with an internal dispute among the Amish in which the beards of men and the hair of women were forcibly sheared?

“The scissors used to cut the hair were manufactured in one state and used in another,” explained Edward Bryan, defense lawyer for Amish bishop Samuel Mullet Sr., who was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison.

Bryan, in an interview with radio host Michael Savage Thursday night, said the Commerce Clause is one of the federal government’s primary justifications for intervening in the dispute in eastern Ohio among members of the Christian sect.

Taxed For Life
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The least of the problems with the income tax is that it takes your money. The really big problem is that the income tax takes your life. It gives the government direct access to the things you own and sets up the political/bureaucratic sector to be the final arbiter of what you can and cannot consider yours.

Illustrating the point is the bitter news that the IRS has considered it completely legal to demand access to your email archive whenever it wants. This news came about because of a Freedom of Information Act request filed by the American Civil Liberties Union.

The filing unearthed a 2009 memo that stated outright: “The Fourth Amendment does not protect communications held in electronic storage, such as email messages stored on a server, because Internet users do not have a reasonable expectation of privacy in such communications.”

Can Police Read Text Messages Without A Warrant?
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San Francisco – The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) urged the Washington State Supreme Court Monday to recognize that text messages are “the 21st Century phone call” and require that law enforcement officers obtain a warrant before reading texts on someone’s phone.

“Text messages are a ubiquitous form of communication, and their context can be as private as any telephone conversation,” said EFF Staff Attorney Hanni Fakhoury. “We use texts to talk to our wives and husbands, our kids, our co-workers, and more. Police should not be able to sift through these personal exchanges on a whim – they must show probable cause and get a warrant before accessing this information.”

In this case, police seized a cell phone during a drug investigation and monitored incoming messages. Officers responded to several texts, setting up meetings that resulted in two arrests, without first getting a warrant. Prosecutors have argued that no warrant was required because there should be no expectation of privacy in text messages, as anyone can pick up someone else’s phone and read what’s stored there. But in two related amicus briefs filed Monday, EFF argues that searching the phone for the texts without a warrant clearly violates the Constitution.

Shocking police attack on unarmed woman

Under reporting black violence

Man Charged with Terrorism for Criticizing School Security

Illegal Immigrant DUI Killer Ruled Incompetent Because Of His ‘Unique Cultural Background’
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A self-confessed illegal immigrant in Milford, Mass., faces up to 15 years if found guilty of vehicular homicide but it’s a big “If.” As it stands right now, Nicolas D. Gauman has been found incompetent to stand trial because he doesn’t speak English and doesn’t understand the American legal system. Critics say Guaman had an accomplice – Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick.

Republicans Support Gun Bill as Senator Warns of Loopholes
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Arizona Senator John McCain and other Republicans are lining up to support the Toomey-Manchin gun bill in the Senate.

McCain says he is “very favorably disposed” toward the anti-Second Amendment legislation.

He cited a misleading Quinnipiac University poll that says 9 out of 10 of those surveyed want to rollback the Second Amendment. Half of those polled also said background checks will lead to firearm confiscation.

Big Sis Coordinating Gun Confiscations – DHS collaborating with NY state officials to target Second Amendment rights
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The Department of Homeland Security is collaborating with New York State government officials to confiscate guns belonging to people who are deemed, often erroneously, to have a mental condition, according to radio host Tom Bauerle.

“NY State Talk Radio Host Tom Bauerle discussed on his program that several sources inside NY State Govt have told him that the Dept of Homeland Security played an active role in meeting and collaborating with NY State Officials to develop and implement the confiscation scheme that targeted David Lewis and an as yet unknown number of others,” reports Ammoland.com.

Bauerle is a daily host on WBEN, based in Buffalo, New York.

Women worry about body armor in new combat roles
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For women headed to newly opened combat roles, there’s this very practical consideration: body armor.

California Rep. Loretta Sanchez, a Democratic member of the Armed Services Committee and founder of the Women in the Military Caucus, said last week during a subcommittee hearing that she is concerned that women — now that they can serve in combat — will be encumbered by ill-fitting body armor designed for men.

Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta lifted the ban on women in combat in January, overturning the 1994 Pentagon rule restricting women from artillery, armor, infantry and other combat roles. Women had lobbied the Pentagon to end the restrictions since many have found themselves in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan.

True Heavy Metal: Robot Band “Compressorhead” Plays “Ace of Spades”
These guys are good, but Lemmy has nothing to worry about.

See also:“Compressorhead” doing “Blitzkrieg Bop”

FBI shows up at teenager’s home to ask about his Ron Paul school report
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A 16-year-old high school student’s video report for his American Government class earned him an A+ from his teacher. It also yielded a visit from the FBI.

Justin Hallman says that a project he put together for school that included information on the National Defense Authorization Act, Rep. Ron Paul, Anonymous and the Occupy Wall Street movement was well received in the classroom, but wasn’t exactly praised by others. After agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation saw a copy of Hallman’s finished work on YouTube, they paid a visit to his own home.

The boy’s mother says the FBI showed up at their home one month after the class project was first turned in and told her, “We need to talk to your son.” Once inside, Justin Hallman says he was drilled about his thoughts on an array of issues included in his project.

Official story unraveling for Boston marathon bombing; clear evidence points to bomb squad’s prior knowledge
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It’s now becoming clear that members of the Boston bomb squad had advance notice of the horrific bombing that took place at the marathon today. As an eyewitness reports, once the bombs went off, officials began announcing, “this is just a drill!” This logically means they were all informed of the “bomb drill” beforehand. Otherwise, why would they respond with, “this is just a drill” ?

According to Local15TV.com, a University of Mobile’s Cross Country Coach said there were bomb-sniffing dogs at both the start and finish lines, long before any explosions went off. He said:

“They kept making announcements on the loud speaker that it was just a drill and there was nothing to worry about. It seemed like there was some sort of threat, but they kept telling us it was just a drill.”

See also: Eyewitness: Authorities Announced “Drill” Before Boston Explosions
See also: Eyewitness: Authorities “Must Have Known” About Bombing
See also: Special Report: Inside Boston Marathon Bombing Press Conferences
See also: Boston Runners Were Warned: ‘You’re Going to Die’
See also: Town of Lexington Pulls Permit for Pro-second Amendment Rally Using Boston Bombing as Pretext

Boston Bombing Culprits Identified?
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FBI briefing on Boston bombings postponed. The FBI said it “needs more time to prepare” before speaking to the media. Struggling to get their narrative straight in the aftermath of numerous men with backpacks being identified?

Photos collated on the 4chan website show numerous images of suspicious individuals wearing large backpacks present at the scene of the Boston Marathon bombings.

Three of the men appear to be Arab or Middle Eastern in appearance, whereas another two of the individuals are white.

See also: Salon Hopes Boston Bomber Turns Out to be a White American

Mission Accomplished, Obama: Americans Now Willing To Submit To Cavity Searches
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In just a little over four years President Barack Obama has managed to achieve one of his ultimate goals – Americans are now willing to bend over and grab their ankles in exchange for the promise of freedom and safety. After the Boston Marathon bombing there’ll be no more objections when Big Sis steps up with her rubber gloves and says, “Spread ‘em, Danno!”

Addressing the nation immediately following the explosions at the Boston Marathon, Obama called the bombings an “act of terrorism” but stated that investigators did not know if these acts were performed by an international organization, a domestic group or a “malevolent individual.”

USDA STARTS NEW PROGRAM TO TRACK FARM ANIMALS
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The federal government has launched a new livestock identification program to help agriculture officials to quickly track livestock in cases of disease.

It is the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s second attempt at implementing such a system, which officials say is critical to maintaining the security of the nation’s food supply. An earlier, voluntary program failed because of widespread opposition among farmers and ranchers who described it as a costly hassle that didn’t help control disease.

Illegal Police Search And Seizure Of Guns/ False Arrest

Can the U.N. Ban America’s Guns?
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The rumor flashed across the Internet last winter: the Obama administration is going to use a United Nations arms treaty to get around the Second Amendment and ban all guns.

In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings and the renewed push for “gun safety” (the current politically correct term) the rumor was all too believable. But was it true?

At the time the panic started, the answer was “no.” The U.N. had been working on an anti-gun treaty for years but had never actually produced a result. Last fall, Obama gave his support to the next step of the process. That was enough to set the rumor mill churning.

But as of April 2, 2013, the long-rumored treaty finally exists. All Second Amendment supporters should be aware of it — but need not panic. It’s dangerous of course. The Obama administration and long-time anti-gunners in the Senate would love to use it to curtail firearms. But whether this treaty will ever affect U.S. gun owners is up to us.

The Police State Hates Tinted Windows
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Just recently, a friend of mine was stopped by the Michigan State Police for having committed the insidious crime of driving her vehicle that has tinted front windows. Tinted windows are regulated by individual states, and in the era of vehicle customizations for artistic purposes, they have become immensely popular, and thus they have also become a favorite target of the police harassment state. You can read an overview of the individual state laws here.

My friend was given a hefty ticket, and she could only avoid the monetary punishment by producing a prescription or a note from a doctor. She only recently bought the car, in used condition, with the windows already tinted. So she immediately reached out to two doctors she sees regularly, and she obtained, yes, a prescription from one doctor and a ‘doctor note’ from her second doctor. It’s easy to make crap up – these docs can spin it any way they want. She sent me copies of the doc note and the prescription, and I found both of them to be hilarious and heroic.

Drones, Guns, and the President
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Does the government work for us, or do we work for the government? How can the president claim the lawful power to kill whomever he wishes and at the same time ask Congress to incapacitate our ability to defend ourselves against those who might seek to kill us?

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul struck a raw nerve in the weak underbelly of the Obama administration last month with his 13-hour filibuster. Paul was furious – as every American should be – that the president refused to admit that he does not possess the lawful authority to kill Americans with drones. The senator used the confirmation hearings of now CIA Director John Brennan as a forum in which to articulate the principled constitutional argument that whenever the government wants the life, liberty or property of anyone, it can only obtain that via due process.

Reality Check: Did the FBI know about Boston bombing beforehand?

Cop in slow McDonald’s line accused of aiming gun at customer ahead of him
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A police officer who was waiting in the drive-thru line at a McDonald’s restaurant in Forsyth County is accused of pulling a gun on the customer ahead of him because the officer was angry at having to wait for his food.

The off-duty officer is Detective Sgt. Scott Biumi, 48, of the DeKalb County Police Department. Biumi is charged with felony aggravated assault on the customer. 11Alive News was not able to reach him for comment Wednesday night.

“He put his hand right here,” said the customer, 18 year old Ryan Mash, pointing to his upper chest and shoulder area, “then he pulled the gun and put it, pointed it at, like, my neck area.”

Mash is a high school senior who also works at that McDonald’s, on Old Atlanta Road in south Forsyth county.

Rogue Cop Assaults Elementary School Student
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When Officer David Bailey grabbed a 10-year-old student by the back of his head and slammed it into the school cafeteria table, it is safe to say that student was not free to leave. On that afternoon, Bailey decided that his routine beat on the streets of Southeast D.C. extended into the hallways of Moten Elementary School.

Although Bailey was not a trained school resource officer contracted from the Metropolitan Police Department nor one of the three contract officers assigned to Moten at the time, his presence raised no red flags. Regular visits from the police in D.C. Public Schools had become ubiquitous.

On the day of the alleged assault, the student, “T.P.” had been sent to the cafeteria for the infraction of failing to adequately participate in music class. The result of his childish behavior was a full-on police encounter.

One emergency room, two weeks and countless headaches later. T.P. seemed to be back to normal. Only his mother could see that something about him had changed: T.P. was now afraid to go to school.

SEX OFFENDERS IN FLORIDA NOW HAVE WARNING SIGNS OUTSIDE THEIR HOMES

Lifelong spotlights


Excerpt:
Last week, 18 sex offenders in Bradford County, Florida, found large red signs outside their homes that read, “a convicted sexual predator… lives at this location.” The Bradford County Police Department installed the signs.

Commentary:
I fully understand and agree that rapist and child molesters, etc. are worthy of massive scorn, but there is a point in which it is taken too far.

The desire to label and harass “sexual predators” after they are released from jail stems from the frustrations many have with the justice system. However, we do not correct a flawed judicial system by tormenting someone for the rest of their lives after they have served their term of imprisonment. We do it by fixing the judicial system.

Yes, I know, many of you are going to be screaming “…but what about the children!” This is a mantra that usually precedes some stripping of liberty or major lurch towards tyranny. Keep in mind that some of these so-called “sexual predators” are victims of an overzealous, emotionally charged, unthinking public.

Before you get too outraged by my previous paragraph, keep in mind that if an 18-year-old man has consensual sex with a girl that is 17-years-364-days old, he is (by law) guilty of statutory rape of a child.

Furthermore, consider incidents like the “Duke Lacrosse” controversy a few years back. Those men were drug through the mud and the State went out of their way to crucify them… yet they were innocent.

How many times have vindictive women falsely accused someone of rape, child molestation, etc? It has long been a tactic used in divorce that the first thing a disgruntled wife does, is call CPS on her soon-to-be ex-husband. He is so busy fighting for his life, he has little time or effort to fight her in court.

If you have taken a picture of your baby in the bath; watched a Traci Lords film; have an old photo of your great-grandparent as a baby on a bear-skin rug; or own a copy of the film “Woodstock”, YOU (that’s right… YOU) could (by law) be charged with involvement in child pornography.

Being charged as a “sexual predator” is a lot easier than most people think it is. Having your life ruined by being accused of being a “sexual predator” is almost certain.

Why is it when ANY other criminal (from pick-ax murderers to check bouncers) are released from jail they are able to move on with their lives, but a “sexual predator” has to wear a Scarlet Letter for the rest of their lives?

DO NOT MISUNDERSTAND ME, I want child rapers off the street. I want pedophile priests off the street. I want justice too! However, I believe the answer is to fix the problems in our judicial system and remove pandering judges from the bench. I don’t believe justice is served by singling out one form of criminal for life-long demonization; harassment; and excessive, overt public scrutiny.

To put it in perspective… I would rather live next door to a guy that was convicted for having sex with his 16-year-old girlfriend than a guy convicted for burglarizing his neighborhood.

Gosnell Trial Witness: Baby Abortion Survivor Was ‘Swimming’ in Toilet ‘Trying to Get Out’
Excerpt:
On the last day of testimony before the prosecution rests in the murder trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell, a former worker at Gosnell’s clinic testified that she saw one late-term baby who survived an abortion “swimming” in a toilet and “trying to get out.”

Kareema Cross, a “medical assistant” who worked at Gosnell’s Women’s Medical Society clinic for four-and-a-half years, testified in a Philadelphia court today, telling of the horrors of babies who survived abortions only to have their necks snipped with scissors.