All that Brad Campeau-Laurion wanted was to use the bathroom.
beer he had consumed an hour earlier had completed its tour of his
digestive tract and was impatient to leave. So when the Seventh Inning
Stretch arrived, and the crowd at Yankee Stadium arose to sing “God
Bless America,” Campbeau-Laurion quietly excused himself to attend to
this biological imperative.
wound up being assaulted by two off-duty New York police officers and
dragged from the stadium – in humiliating fashion, in full view of tens
of thousands of people – for desecrating a recently minted “patriotic”
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On MySpace and YouTube, creative people post audio and video remixes for others to enjoy, until they are replaced by take-down notices handed out by big film and record companies. Technology opens up possibilities; copyright law shuts them down.
Welcome to Shreveport: Your rights are now suspended.
According to Cedric Glover, mayor of Shreveport, Louisiana, his cops
“have a power that the President of these United States does
not have”: His cops can take away your rights.
The most remarkable
thing about civil unrest is that there hasn't been more of it.
are making a hash of this country – and much of the rest of the
civilized world. We know it. They know it. They know we know it.
But we don't feel we can do anything much to stop them.
there is the pre-condition for civil unrest – when people are
frustrated and politicians are nervous.
was how things stood before last fall's crash. Before pols on both
left and right launched the biggest mass transfer of wealth in history – transferring
our wealth (what we had left of it!) to their friends on Wall Street
and in the banking industry. In other words, that's how things were
before things got bad!
If you were as excited as me about the opening of the new Wet N' Wild waterpark in Phoenix you may already have your season pass, or plan on getting one soon. You may know that they invested 30 million into the new slides and infrastructure, but what you don't know may cause you some concern.
(Publisher: Another great article from Neil. He has been very good over the decades at predicting State Action and what we must prepare for. Very enlightening. Tour Libertarian Enterprise for more great stuff once there)
Pastor Jose Elias Moran was preparing for an early Wednesday prayer service yesterday (July 1) at the Iglesia Profetica Peniel in Webster, Texas when he was informed that a member of his congregation had been stopped by the police.
Out of concern for the church member, Pastor Moran went out to inquire what had happened, only to have the officer, Raymond Berryman, snarl at him to go back inside. According to witnesses, when Moran tried to explain, “I’m the pastor,” Berryman grabbed at his shirt...
in the near future, UNCIVIL LIBERTIES shows a United States where the
government resorts to heightened surveillance of its own citizens in
the name of security, while domestic extremists boldly rebel and take
up arms in resistance.
more alarming to Constitutionalists and civil libertarians than an “eye
in the sky” with carte blanche authority to surveil, is the fact that
the door to door firearms checks come at the behest of a foreign
to the Harvest Christian Fellowship, I would strenuously suggest that the pastor
immediately divest himself of his corporate status if he no longer wishes Caesar
to be his lord. The hard cold facts are, because this group chose to
incorporate, their identity is no longer that of a church under Christ, but
rather a corporation under Caesar. And that's the law, both God's and
(Publisher: Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's?... Well, I have to ask, Does Caesar think that there is anything that isn't his?)
I am a contractor in az. And I have received sets of plans
to bid and construct 2 “readiness” centers for the fema/dept. of homeland
security. I would like to “put it out there” but are un-sure if I can without
legal problems or even should I ? what kind of a reaction will this get?
Do you value freedom cherish liberty? Then lets all take the advice of a
Great Patriot Thomas Jefferson. This is best advice and only way we can
remain a free Constitutional Republic and take back what has been
HR 1966 has cleared the House and now faces the Senate as S.909, the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act (officially, the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act). The bill is expected to sail through the Senate
"The minute I saw the faces of the agents, I knew I was in trouble. The first page of the Unthinkable
script mentioned 9/11, terror plots, and the fact that the (fictional)
world had become a police state. The TSA agents then proceeded to
interrogate me, having a hard time understanding that a comic book
could be about anything other than superheroes, let alone that anyone
actually wrote scripts for comics.
[beggin for it] The Harrisburg Chapter of the NAACP is calling on Pennsylvania Gov. Ed
Rendell to suspend some civil liberties and impose martial law in the
city to halt the wave of recent lawlessness.
The EFF appears to be looking to get its hands on a copy of the
equivalent manual for the FBI—the agency's Domestic Investigative
Operational Guidelines, which details the rules of the road for FBI-run
domestic surveillance. The only problem is its contents are a
“Banking” Secrecy Prevents Identity Theft and Seizures
EVER WONDER WHY Americans give up their financial privacy so easily? Slowly condition a population over a generation or two to believe it’s normal to let government, quasi-government agencie
In January, without any recognizable corporate media coverage, Rep. Bob Filner, a California Democrat, introduced H.R. 675.
The bill would amend title 10 of the United States Code and extend to
civilian employees of the Department of Defense the authority to
execute warrants, make arrests, and carry firearms.
NRA-ILA has recently received several calls from NRA members in
border states who have been visited or called by agents of the Bureau
of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. In some cases, agents
have asked to enter these people's homes, and requested serial numbers
of all firearms the members possess.
In each case, the agents
were making inquiries based on the number of firearms these NRA members
had recently bought, and in some cases the agents said they were asking
because the members had bought types of guns that are frequently
recovered in Mexico.
Some of the agents have used heavy-handed tactics.
In other words, if you listen to Alex Jones, have an anti-NWO bumper sticker on your vehicle, or wear certain clothing you may be reported to the Virginia State Police as a possible terrorist worthy of “subsequent investigation.”
I was lazily flipping through the channels the other day and for some inexplicable reason ended up watching CNN (shudders). I decided to keep watching (if for no other reason than to get a good laugh) when a young politician, who's name I will not me
It was Dec. 20, 2008, and Terry Bressi found himself idling through
a remote Border Patrol checkpoint on State 86. He was simply returning
from his job at the Kitt Peak National Observatory, on the Tohono
O'odham Reservation west of Tucson. But minutes later, he possessed a
newly minted citation for impeding traffic. One might be forgiven for assuming that traffic impediment is the
actual purpose of these checkpoints, which are popping up with
increasing regularity across the Southwest. But when it comes to Terry
Bressi, the Border Patrol and the Tohono O'odham Police Department have
a little score to settle.
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In a twist on the typical "bad cop" story, officers are put on
administrative leave for a very harmless picture. See the pic for
yourself and tell me if it compromises community values or police
integrity. I mean come on, seriously. If I was their supervisor I
wouldn't know what to reprimand them for. How do we expect law
enforcement to build relationships with people if they can't even
interact with us?
If you feel as I do, I hope you'll join me in sending a friendly note to Flagstaff PD to tell them that while we appreciate the efforts to maintain upstanding character, this issue shouldn't be one. Absent any more incriminating back-story, I think these guys should be back on the job.
Members of the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) who participated
in what an official report later described as a “police riot” during
the 1968 Democratic National Convention are planning to get together
next week to reminisce about the good times
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