Newsworthy 10-25-2013

Sovereign Living the Reality Show Episode One

Wash. State Lawsuit Reveals Which Corporations Laundered Money To Fight GMO Labeling
The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) was forced to reveal which corporate members it laundered anti-GMO labeling donation cash for Friday, following Wednesday’s lawsuit filed by Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson.

LaunderFinal2After receiving major public backlash for donating millions to defeat California’s labeling proposition last year, GMA members began funneling donation money through a “Defense of Brands Strategic Account,” set up to conceal which specific members opposed Washington’s labeling Initiate 522, illegal under state campaign disclosure laws.

Lawyer for family of mother killed in White House incident arrested as claims of coverup persist
Eric Sanders, lawyer for the family of 34-year-old Connecticut mother Miriam Carey who was fatally shot by law enforcement in early October near the White House, was arrested Tuesday.

He is being held on a $181,666.66 bond and was ordered by a judge to pay an additional $1,000 for every day he remains behind bars.

According to the New York Post, Sanders — who was a New York police officer before he became a lawyer who built his practice by taking discrimination suits against the NYPD — was arrested at his Melville, Long Island, home for failing to keep court dates and pay settlements.

He is accused of reneging on payments owed to former employee Mary Rocco, who sued him for firing her in 2005 after she became pregnant.

Rocco’s attorney, Tracey Bernstein, slammed Sanders for professing to be a civil rights lawyer while violating the civil rights of her client.

Sanders has claimed he is unable to pay Rocco and has since filed for bankruptcy, but Bernstein finds this odd since he reportedly has a $900 monthly NYPD pension, a $10,000 per month income from his law practice and recently boasted to a local newspaper of a $500,000 legal settlement in another case.

On Oct. 4, Sanders held a news conference with the family of the slain Carey’s family in front of her home.

Meanwhile, accusations of a cover-up in the new mother’s killing persist. Sanders and the family say Carey did not ram into the White House barricade deliberately but was attempting to make a turn. Other reports allege that police threw a tire iron at her car as she was attempting that turn.

Reports say Carey, who had a 1-year-old baby, was suffering from post-partum depression and had had delusions of President Obama stalking her. Her daughter was in the car with her when she was shot, but was unharmed.

Her family disputes much of what was reported, saying instead that Carey was gunned down unnecessarily.

DoJ Censors Blogger For Documents They Released – Blogger harassed by government for speaking about public documents
Jon Corbett, the engineer and activist challenging the constitutionality of the TSA’s body scanners and pat downs, has received a call from the Department of Justice stating he violated a court order sealing the documents that Infowars made public yesterday, even though the court had inexplicably published the documents on a public site.

On October 7, Corbett filed with the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit both a redacted and an un-redacted version of his appellate’s brief, in which he laid out his case for the ineffectiveness of the scanners and grope downs by citing information obtained through the TSA’s own Administrative Record – a document only available to Corbett and his attorney through the legal process of discovery.

RFID Microchips to be Embedded in Breast Implants – Technology backed by CEO who promoted implantable chips as replacement for credit cards
A manufacturer of breast implants has announced that it will begin selling its products with an RFID microchip embedded in the implant, partnering with a company whose CEO previously tried to market the implantable microchip as a replacement for the credit card.

Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures, with a staggering 300,000 women in America alone receiving breast implants every year.

Police Beat Their Wives And Girlfriends At Nearly Double The Average Rate of the Rest of the Population
Law enforcement officers beat their wives or girlfriends at nearly double the rate of the rest of the population, and trying to control that is not only difficult for the victims but potentially deadly, experts say.

The trouble lies in the very nature of police work.

One of the hallmarks of a good cop is to radiate authority and control, and in the wrong hands, those characteristics can be misused, domestic violence counselors say.

When that misuse happens, it’s hard to report it because the victim has to go up against a man – and it is almost always a man – and his agency, both seen by society as paragons of protection.

Ross Mirkarimi, the San Francisco sheriff charged Friday with three misdemeanor counts connected with accusations that he abused his wife, is new to the badge. But he graduated from the city police academy in 1996 and spent nine years as an armed investigator for the district attorney’s office.

A Society Perverted by Orwellian Newspeak, Hypersensitivity, and Lack of Clarity
America has sadly become a dysfunctional society, run by politicians who are borderline functional illiterates. For many people now it has become an Orwellian nightmare.

We now have a government-imposed centralized medical plan whose obvious purpose was to wreak havoc so that the masses would beg for even more central planning. And a Chief Bureaucrat who rubber-stamped such an atrocity by incoherently referring to the plan as a “tax.”

And then there was the young lady who testified before a congressional panel on the issue of mandatory insurance coverage for contraception. That was to show the rest of the world that “feminism” now means women being dependent on others to subsidize their lifestyles rather than standing on their own two feet and budgeting their own priorities.

“Hear me roar, I am strong, I am invincible”? (I think not.)

In the excerpt above it is written:

“That was to show the rest of the world that “feminism” now means women being dependent on others to subsidize their lifestyles rather than standing on their own two feet and budgeting their own priorities.”

Feminism has ALWAYS meant women being dependent on others (the government) to subsidize their lifestyles. Feminists went from having their fathers and husbands protect and care for them to having the Government do it. They call that “independence”.

Helen Reddy should have sang:
“I am woman, hear me roar, I demand government give me more. And I know that my cause is just pretend.”

US Citizens sign petition: “I Support an Orwellian Police State in America”

Who Will Protect You From The Police? The Rise Of Government-Sanctioned Home Invasions
“Democracy means that if the doorbell rings in the early hours, it is likely to be the milkman.”—Winston Churchill

It’s 3 a.m. You’ve been asleep for hours when suddenly you hear a loud “Crash! Bang! Boom!” Based on the yelling, shouting and mayhem, it sounds as if someone—or several someones—are breaking through your front door. With your heart racing and your stomach churning, all you can think about is keeping your family safe from the intruders who have invaded your home. You have mere seconds before the intruders make their way to your bedroom. Desperate to protect your loved ones, you scramble to lay hold of something—anything—that you might use in self-defense. It might be a flashlight, your son’s baseball bat, or that still unloaded gun you thought you’d never need. In a matter of seconds, the intruders are at your bedroom door. You brace for the confrontation, a shaky grip on your weapon. In the moments before you go down for the count, shot multiple times by the strangers who have invaded your home, you get a good look at your accosters. It’s the police.

D.C. police officer assaults store employee: “Say Something, I Double Dare You…”

Drunk off-duty deputy tries to arrest female soldier at bar when she wouldn’t go home with him

Dr Mike Vasovski Discusses Reasons For Going Off The “Insurance Grid”
South Carolina Doctor Mike Vasovski has joined a growing group of doctors and taken his medical practice off the insurance grid.

Last week Dr. Vasovski wrote on his Facebook page:

“My medical practice has gone off line. Effective yesterday, the computers that contain patient’s account information including billing diagnosis, have been completely de-linked from the internet. Therefore, your health information is completely secure. Accounting will be done in house with Quickbooks on a PC that is not connected to the internet. We are moving towards a payment at time of service model in which my practice does not participate with insurance companies. Fees will be truly affordable and your medical records will not be in a format that can be accessed electronically. Peace and Liberty, Dr. Mike Vasovski.”

In an interview with Joshua Cook, he discussed a variety of reasons – both ideological and practical – for his choice, and described the effects of these actions on patients. Vasovski showed how such practices could keep a free market healthcare system alive even as Obamacare takes effect.

Jon Stewart Delivers Blistering Takedown of Obamacare Rollout: Dems Can’t ‘Spin This Turd’

Constitutional amendment filed to address global gun control
While President Obama had not yet signed the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty as predicted when this issue of TGM went to press, the specter of the UN influence on US gun rights continues to trouble many in Congress.

In addition to legislative remedies which have been advanced in Congress to protect the Second Amendment rights of Americans, Rep. John Culberson (R-TX) has proposed securing those and other rights through the constitutional amendment process.

Culberson, with at least five other representatives as co-sponsors, has introduced H.Con. Res. 53 to deal with the threat of the UN treaty affecting American gun rights as well as H.J.Res. 54 to clarify and insure the supremacy of the US Constitution and American case law over foreign secular and religious laws. With H.J. Res. 54, Culberson already had four co-sponsors.

H.Con.Res. 53 proposes an amendment to the US Constitution regarding the effect of treaties, Executive orders, and agreements with other nations or groups of nations.

Obamacare: Hidden Spreadsheet Shows Premium Rates For Every Health Plan In Your Area – The document Obama doesn’t want you to see is available here
The seven megabyte Excel spreadsheet, which can now only be found by a file name search on, is current as of September 27, 2013 and displays premium rates for medical plans across America.

By using the filters on the spreadsheet, one can find the cheapest health insurance plans available in his area.

For example, the cheapest “Bronze” option for a 27-year-old individual in Travis County, Texas appears to be Blue Cross Blue Shield’s Blue Advantage Bronze HMO 006, with a monthly premium rate of $144.34.

The spreadsheet reveals some interesting observations.

Multiple counties in Virginia have the most expensive family plan in America, which has a staggering premium rate of $6,494.54 per month and is a “Gold” level plan offered by Optima Health.

The “Bronze” version of this plan is also available to a 27-year-old individual for $1,835.81 per month.

Single 27-year-olds in Comanche Count, Okla. are lucky.

They can get the cheapest “Bronze” plan in the country at $100.36 per month.

TSA Knows All About You – New procedure surpasses the TSA’s Secure Flight
Even before you get on that plane, the Transportation Security Administration has searched your name on government and private databases. Data searched includes car registrations and employment information, according to a reported posted on the New York Times website today.

The agency that routinely engages in sexual molestation at the nation’s airports says the surveillance of personal records is all about streamlining security procedures, but the effort opens a new front in the government’s effort to surveil and violate the constitutional rights of Americans not suspected of criminal behavior.

The new procedure surpasses the TSA’s Secure Flight, the “behind-the-scenes program that enhances the security of domestic and international commercial air travel through the use of improved watch list matching,” according to the TSA website.

See also: Pre-Crime: TSA Now Spies On You 24/7 Even Before You Fly – TSA grants itself authority to spy on citizens 24/7 even before you fly

You May Think You Have Nothing to Hide … But You Are Still Breaking Laws Which Government Spying Could Discover and Use Against You – You Break the Law Every Day … Without Even Knowing It
James Duane, a professor at Regent Law School and former defense attorney, notes in his excellent lecture on why it is never a good idea to talk to the police:

Estimates of the current size of the body of federal criminal law vary. It has been reported that the Congressional Research Service cannot even count the current number of federal crimes. These laws are scattered in over 50 titles of the United States Code, encompassing roughly 27,000 pages. Worse yet, the statutory code sections often incorporate, by reference, the provisions and sanctions of administrative regulations promulgated by various regulatory agencies under congressional authorization. Estimates of how many such regulations exist are even less well settled, but the ABA thinks there are ”nearly 10,000.”

If the federal government can’t even count how many laws there are, what chance does an individual have of being certain that they are not acting in violation of one of them?

California Sheriff’s Deputies Shoot, Kill 13-Year-Old
Calif. Sheriff’s deputies shoot, kill 13-year-old
Northern California sheriff’s officials and family members say deputies shot and killed a 13-year-old boy who was carrying a replica assault weapon.

Two Sonoma County deputies saw the boy walking with the replica weapon around 3 p.m. Tuesday in Santa Rosa. Lt. Dennis O’Leary says they repeatedly ordered him to drop what appeared to be a rifle before firing several rounds.

The boy fell to the ground. Deputies handcuffed him and began administering first aid, but he was pronounced dead at the scene. O’Leary says deputies also found a plastic handgun in his waistband.

The boy’s father, Rodrigo Lopez, told the Press Democrat of Santa Rosa ( the victim was his 13-year-old son, Andy.

The deputies have not been identified.

Obamacare Levies Fines On Non-Profit Hospitals That Offer Free Healthcare To The Poor
It’s one of the lesser-known provisions in the so-called “Affordable” Care Act, but it’s having a major impact on charitable hospitals. Obamacare actually fines hospitals that provide free health services to the poor.
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Rise in Cops Killing the Mentally Ill
t was near the intersection of Fishinger and Smiley that Tony LaRosa’s life careened into Billy Lane’s mental illness.

A police dispatcher had sent Officer LaRosa to what seemed like a routine accident call. When he arrived, Mr. Lane, 25 years old, was outside his wrecked SUV, bloodied, holding a butcher’s knife and threatening passersby. Mr. Lane advanced relentlessly on the police officer, who shot him four times. Mr. Lane died on the spot.

Va. mom charged after firing gun into air to scare off daughter’s attackers
A Woodbridge woman was arrested after she shot a handgun into the air to scare off a group of boys who were attacking her daughter.

Lakisha Gaither, 35, said she fired a single round into the sky from her legally owned gun Saturday night after a boy punched her daughter in the face during a dispute near their home.

“I just wanted this group of guys to disperse,” Ms. Gaither said. “I didn’t know what they were going to do. I wanted him to stop hitting my child.”

The shooting occurred at 9:20 p.m. in the 13600 block of Cridercrest Place. After confronting a teenage girl and her mother in the neighborhood over a prior disagreement, Ms. Gaither and her 15-year-old daughter, Brianna Stewart, began walking home. A group of about 10 boys approached them in the parking lot of their apartment complex. One boy began to swear and insult Ms. Gaither and her daughter, who stood up to the boy.

South Carolina House passes bill making ‘Obamacare’ implementation a crime
The South Carolina state House passed a bill Wednesday that declares President Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to be “null and void,” and criminalizes its implementation.

The state’s Freedom of Health Care Protection Act intends to “prohibit certain individuals from enforcing or attempting to enforce such unconstitutional laws; and to establish criminal penalties and civil liability for violating this article.”

Obama wants Marines to wear ‘girly’ hats
A change to the Marine Corps’ uniform hats could take the hard-nosed Leathernecks from the Halls of Montezuma to the shops of Christopher Street.

Thanks to a plan by President Obama to create a “unisex” look for the Corps, officials are on the verge of swapping out the Marines’ iconic caps – known as “covers” — with a new version that some have derided as so “girly” that they would make the French blush.

“We don’t even have enough funding to buy bullets, and the DoD is pushing to spend $8 million on covers that look like women’s hats!” one senior Marine source fumed to The Post. “The Marines deserve better. It makes them look ridiculous.”

The thin new covers have a feminine line that some officials think would make them look just as good on female marines as on males — in keeping with the Obama directive.

Seattle uses eminent domain to take a parking lot away from 103-year-old in order to turn it into a parking lot
Seattle’s city council voted unanimously Monday to use eminent domain to take private property. They say they must seize the private property, which is currently being used as a parking lot, in order to turn it into … a parking lot.

Texas judge forced to resign after caught texting instructions to assistant DA during trial
Oh, the hilarity that is the phrase “criminal justice system.” Talk to any defense attorney and they’ll tell you how the deck is stacked against defendants and defense lawyers. The ideal of “innocent until proven guilty” has become little more than a disclaimer tacked onto cop-centered reality shows. Defendants are guilty until the jury is somehow tricked by the defense into handing down a “not guilty” verdict. A lot of effort goes towards dissuading defendants from even making it this far, as prosecutors will present worst-case scenarios comprised of every violation conceivable in order to get an agreement to plead guilty to a lesser charge.

Report says foster children receive too many medications
One kid called it “the brainwash pill.” Some said it made them put on weight or provoked teasing from schoolmates when they were called to the nurse’s office.

But for others, it was even worse. One foster child, interviewed by researchers studying how medication is given to children in the Allegheny County system, said the meds the doctors prescribed deadened all feelings, taking away what it means to be a kid.

“I couldn’t eat, I couldn’t move,” the child said. “It was like I was in a full body straitjacket.”

Census Bureau: Means-Tested Gov’t Benefit Recipients Outnumber Full-Time Year-Round Workers
Americans who were recipients of means-tested government benefits in 2011 outnumbered year-round full-time workers, according to data released this month by the Census Bureau.

They also out-numbered the total population of the Philippines.

There were 108,592,000 people in the United States in the fourth quarter of 2011 who were recipients of one or more means-tested government benefit programs, the Census Bureau said in data released this week. Meanwhile, according to the Census Bureau, there were 101,716,000 people who worked full-time year round in 2011. That included both private-sector and government workers.

Dept. of Education Builds Up Massive Arsenal Of Firearms – Education Department has spent over $100K in handguns and shotguns
Since at least 2001, the U.S. Department of Education has been building a massive arsenal of guns purchased through steep discounts orchestrated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the U.S. Capitol Police.

The Education Department’s Office of the Inspector General somehow found it necessary to spend over $80,000 on Glock pistols and over $17,000 on Remington shotguns in the past seven years for investigations into “fraud, waste or abuse of Department of Education funds.”

Woman Forced To Strip And Serve Jail Time For Overdue Ticket
Attorney Jason Smith told CBS 11 News though, there’s nothing requiring the city to put people in jail. “The constitution doesn’t keep the government or government officials from using common sense. Unfortunately, some police officers, some governments get overly aggressive because they want that ticket revenue.”

Newsworthy 10-18-2013

Charlotte man videotapes CMPD holding him at gunpoint

Modern art was CIA ‘weapon’ – Revealed: how the spy agency used unwitting artists such as Pollock and de Kooning in a cultural Cold War
For decades in art circles it was either a rumour or a joke, but now it is confirmed as a fact. The Central Intelligence Agency used American modern art – including the works of such artists as Jackson Pollock, Robert Motherwell, Willem de Kooning and Mark Rothko – as a weapon in the Cold War. In the manner of a Renaissance prince – except that it acted secretly – the CIA fostered and promoted American Abstract Expressionist painting around the world for more than 20 years.

The connection is improbable. This was a period, in the 1950s and 1960s, when the great majority of Americans disliked or even despised modern art – President Truman summed up the popular view when he said: “If that’s art, then I’m a Hottentot.” As for the artists themselves, many were ex- communists barely acceptable in the America of the McCarthyite era, and certainly not the sort of people normally likely to receive US government backing.

Bring It On: I Will Not Comply with Obamacare
…I’m done. I will not be forced anymore. I don’t really care what the Supreme Court says – I have also read the Constitution, and no place in it does it contain the phrase, “Participation in Obamacare is your duty as an American.” Mike Adams of Natural News referred to this as “unlimited theft and confiscation.” And he’s right.

I’ve started a page on Facebook called We Will Not Comply with Obamacare, where I can pass on all of the information I come across regarding noncompliance with Obamacare. Please join me there if you have a social media account. Based on the figures that Michael Rivero put forth, the refusal of a small percentage of us to participate in this extortion could throw a giant cog in the wheels of this plan. If we have learned anything about resistance over the last few years, it is that the power of social media can be an enormous factor in educating the public and letting the government and large corporations know that our voices will be heard.

A Cops License to Steal

Wisconsin Cops STEAL Families’ Bail Money
When the Brown County, Wis., Drug Task Force arrested her son Joel last February, Beverly Greer started piecing together his bail.

She used part of her disability payment and her tax return. Joel Greer’s wife also chipped in, as did his brother and two sisters. On Feb. 29, a judge set Greer’s bail at $7,500, and his mother called the Brown County jail to see where and how she could get him out. “The police specifically told us to bring cash,” Greer says. “Not a cashier’s check or a credit card. They said cash.”

So Greer and her family visited a series of ATMs, and on March 1, she brought the money to the jail, thinking she’d be taking Joel Greer home. But she left without her money, or her son.

Instead jail officials called in the same Drug Task Force that arrested Greer. A drug-sniffing dog inspected the Greers’ cash, and about a half-hour later, Beverly Greer said, a police officer told her the dog had alerted to the presence of narcotics on the bills — and that the police department would be confiscating the bail money.

“I told them the money had just come from the bank,” Beverly Greer says. “We had just taken it out. If the money had drugs on it, then they should go seize all the money at the bank, too. I just don’t understand how they could do that.”

Policing for Profit – The Abuse of Civil Asset Forfeiture

Girls Threatened With Hate Crime Charges For Complaining About Transgender Bathroom Harassment – School tells parents boy’s rights as transgender trump their daughter’s privacy rights
Female students at Florence High School in Colorado were threatened with hate crimes charges when they complained about being harassed by a transgender boy in the girls’ bathroom.

Initial complaints about the transgender student’s behavior towards the girls were made by their parents, who were told by the school that the boy’s transgender rights trumped the privacy rights of their daughters.

When the female students continued to complain about the harassment, the school threatened to kick them off the athletic team or even hit them with hate crimes charges if they didn’t stay silent.

The Pacific Justice Institute sent a letter to the school warning them against prioritizing transgender rights over the privacy rights of female students.

“We’re not going to stand by and let 99.7 percent of our students lose their privacy and free speech rights just because .3 percent of the population are gender-confused,” the letter stated.

The State’s Education Monopoly Increases Prices and Destroys Choice
In the 1980s there was a great battle over homeschooling. States around the nation passed laws prohibiting parents from substituting homeschooling for schooling in either a tax-funded school or a private school. The private schools were so expensive that only a handful of parents could afford them. This meant that parents would simply have to send their children to the public schools. The appearance of homeschooling in the 1970s and ’80s represented a threat to this strategy of restricting the supply of competing educational programs. States prosecuted parents for teaching their children at home.

A major case was tried in Texas in 1985, Leeper v. Arlington, in which a coalition of homeschool advocates brought a class-action suit against the state. The state lost the case in the state supreme court in 1994. The court required school districts to compensate the parents of the children who brought the suit. This case sent a clear message to local school districts in Texas. Overnight, they removed most of the restrictions against homeschooling. The state of Texas became very friendly toward homeschooling. But it took a court case to achieve this goal …

There should not be anything resembling a government monopoly of education. Standards that govern the public school system locally should not be imposed on parents who decide to remove their children from that system. Without freedom of parental choice in education, the state will pursue a policy of extending its monopoly over education. Tenured, state-funded bureaucrats will then use this monopoly to screen out ideas that call into question the legitimacy of government interference in many areas of life, including education. The government does not have to burn books in order to persuade the next generation of voters of ideas that favor the government. The government need only screen out books and materials that are hostile to the expansion of the state.

Police Officers Three Times More Likely to Murder Than Concealed Carry Permit Holders
In 1994, when Arizona started its shall issue concealed carry weapon (CCW) program, there was considerable interest in how many and what types of homicides would be related to the new law.

I started teaching classes for the Arizona CCW permit when it went into effect, and I immediately noticed that my students were well above average in attitude, responsibility, and civility. They always pitched in to assist in setting up where necessary, and their personal checks have always been good.

When the first statistics became available, I eagerly digested the information. One person with a CCW permit had committed a homicide, although not with a concealed weapon. It was a domestic situation, and the perpetrator was a retired police officer.

Grocery store shelves to be equipped with cameras to gather shopper information
Starting in 2015, high-tech shelves, equipped with built in cameras could appear in grocery stores to watch us and get intelligence.

It’s called retail surveillance and at least one company is moving forward with plans to track what you put in your cart.

The idea is coming from the company that owns mega brands like Chips Ahoy, Nabisco, Ritz, and other snack foods.

The company called Mondelez wants to build a data-base of basic information about grocery store customers like age and sex, so it can better market its products.

Zero Tolerance = Zero Intelligence – North Andover Teen Punished By School For Helping Drunk Student

Government Program to Control Religious Thought?

Four-Year-Old Preschooler SUSPENDED Over Toy Gun – Mother Angry At Punishment: “Anybody can look at this gun and say its a fake”
It’s that time of week again, where we bring you our regular feature, which stupid school suspended a kid over a toy gun this week?

And the award goes to Swazye Elementary School in in Monroe, Louisiana, where “leaders” (since when did teachers get re-branded to leaders?) freaked out over a preschooler bringing an airsoft gun to school in his bag.

Internal TSA Documents: Body Scanners, Pat Downs Not For Terrorists – TSA’s ‘Administrative Record’ admits ineffective security theater
The TSA has quietly admitted there is no actual “threat-addressing” basis for employing nude body scanners or invasive pat down procedures at airports, a notion many travelers who are weary of the federal agency’s borderline sexual molestation have long suspected but were hard-pressed to prove.

The evidence was found in sealed court documents, available through the website, regarding engineer and blogger Jon Corbett’s ongoing litigation over the constitutionality of the agency’s loathsome security practices.

In a redacted version of the appellant’s brief, filed by Corbett on October 7 with the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, several portions of the Summary of Facts section were blacked out, raising questions as to the nature of the censored information.

Colorado renews effort to recall third State Senator
The group, Recall Hudak Too, has until January 4 to gather the signatures, and says it’s learned a lot from the Morse and Giron recalls. Indeed they say their biggest problem right now is having too many volunteers. Some are still naysayers, though, with Republican officials like Colorado GOP Chairman Ryan still opposing the attempts, this time saying they may interfere with 2014 elections which will include both gubernatorial and senate elections.

Some people expected citizen activism against Colorado’s leftist government to peak with the Giron and Morse victories and then wane. This has not been the case, though, and in fact the victories may have only inspired more people to get involved with the idea that successful opposition is actually possible. People, both in and out of Colorado, underestimated the state in 2012 when they declared it blue, and 2014 will be a very interesting year for the state, politically.

New York Man Arrested For Loading Legal Gun With Too Many Bullets
An upstate New York man was arrested for violating the state’s new gun law. What makes this case unusual is that the gun in question was legal and wasn’t involved in a crime. The man faces up to a year in prison for loading it with too many bullets.

Paul Wojdan was a passenger in a car that was pulled over for speeding in the city of Lockport, N.Y., last weekend after a brief chase, according to the Buffalo News. Law Blog couldn’t immediately reach him for comment.

After the officer inquired if there were any weapons inside the vehicle, the man handed over a holstered gun from the glove compartment. Mr. Wojdan had a permit for the gun, the newspaper reported. But he was taken into custody after the officer inspected the magazine and saw that it contained 10 rounds of ammunition, exceeding the legal limit by three bullets.

Under the New York Safe Act, a package of stricter gun restrictions approved this year, it’s legal to possess a magazine that can store 10 rounds of ammunition, but that magazine may not be loaded with more than seven rounds.

63 Cleveland Police Officers Suspended After An Unarmed Couple Was Shot At 137 Times
Cleveland officials are suspending 63 police officers for their roles in a November car chase that ended in the shooting deaths of an unarmed man and woman, The Plain Dealer reports.

Cleveland Police Chief Michael McGrath said the officers violated police protocol during the chase, according to the newspaper.

Officers’ offenses include engaging in a chase without permission and providing false information on police reports, the Plain Dealer reports. The officers will be suspended temporarily, with no one officer being suspended for more than 10 days.

Police officials have not yet reviewed the 13 officers who were involved in the shooting itself, but that’s coming in the next and final stage of the investigation, officials told The Plain Dealer. More than 100 officers had some involvement in the chase.

Malissa Williams, 30, and Timothy Russell, 43, were each shot about two dozen times in a police chase that turned deadly. They were shot at 137 times while in their car, which was parked in a middle school parking lot after the chase.

Dallas Cops Shoot Mentally Ill Man
According to the press release issued by Dallas police Sgt. Warren Mitchell immediately after the shooting, Bennett “made statements indicating that he was not going to cooperate with the officers” and that “the incident escalated which led an officer to fire his weapon upon the individual.”

However, according to surveillance video captured by neighbor Maurice Bunch, Bennett was standing still during the entire incident and, when he was shot, his hands were down by his side. Bunch, who witnessed the shooting, tells WFAA:

“When the officers told him freeze, he complied,” said Bunch, who witnessed the incident from his driveway across the street. “He did not move an inch, in suspended animation; he just stood there, you know? Bobby was conscious, he knew exactly what he was doing because I had been talking to him prior.”

Witness the attempted murder below

If this goes like it usually does, the cops will get away with it.