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The government says this is needed so it can remove inaccurate or defamatory information on the Internet. But some bloggers fear it will limit free speech, allow Putin to close down blogs he doesn’t like and give him an excuse to block sites such as Twitter in the future.
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Not surprisingly, big government has been at the heart of the problem. Washington has incentivized the militarization of local police precincts by using federal dollars to help municipal governments build what are essentially small armies—where police departments compete to acquire military gear that goes far beyond what most of Americans think of as law enforcement.
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If national journalists are arrested at a McDonald’s in Ferguson for what can only be described and has yet to be described by police, mind you as some sort of reach of an infraction, how are the regular citizens in this now militarized zone faring?
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She was arrested for disobeying a police officer, obstructing a government official, and “unlawful interception of oral communications,” the court said.
Local prosecutors declined to charge her on any of the counts.