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Florida Sheriffs Used SWAT-Style Attack to Enforce Barbershop License

By Noel Brinkerhoff and Steve Straehley | AllGov | September 20, 2014

Florida sheriff’s deputies, under the guise of checking professional licenses, raided an Orlando-area barbershop using SWAT-like tactics back in 2010 and now a federal appeals court has ruled that the search was illegal.

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Obama administration ‘blocking’ information from the press – AP

RT | September 20, 2014

Uncovering information that should be available to the public has become increasingly difficult under the presidency of Barack Obama, an…

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In America the ‘Terrorists’ All Too Often Are the Police » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

One act was widely abhorred. The other act ignored.Many across America know about the 9/15/63 Birmingham murders of four little girls slain in the bombing of a black Baptist church 18-days after Dr. 176 more words

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Tell the Senate: Pass the bill to reverse the Supreme Court's attack on Black women's healthcare

Arisha Michelle Hatch, ColorOfChange.org

The Supreme Court gutted Obamacare’s protections for Black women’s health but now there’s something we can do:

The Supreme Court gutted Obamacare’s contraception coverage. 497 more words
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Stephen Downing: What Policing Should Look Like

How can we build an ethical police force based upon the concept of Constitutional policing by consent?

Stephen Downing  Reason.com  September 2, 2014

Over the past four decades, the federal government has flooded American law enforcement with billions of dollars worth of financial incentives and military equipment in order to leverage local police toward support of the war on drugs—at the expense of law enforcement’s primary mission of public safety. 1,115 more words

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