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Colorado Bill Would Fine Police $15,000 for Interfering with Citizens Filming Them

By Alek Hidell

All too often we have seen police interfere with citizens attempting to catch misconduct on video. A bill in the Colorado Legislature is setting the groundwork that would subject officers who attempt to block, destroy or seize lawfully recorded video by citizens, seeing these officers face a penalty of up to $15,000.

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Civil Liberties And Social Justice

A Study of the Constitution - Part One

Over the course of the next several days/weeks, I will be going over the Constitution of the United States of America, presenting each section as originally written and as changed, with my own notes added to indicate how I feel those sections apply, or have been ignored, in our current era. 456 more words

Current Events

The First Amendment

Well, here we go, I guess! In to the amendments themselves! Before I begin, a quick note: I am not including the two proposed amendments that were not ratified as part of the Bill of Rights. 1,074 more words

Bill Of Rights

A Hobbit Named George Washington

On an estate in Northern Virginia, there lived a hobbit.

He lived in the countryside and liked to keep to himself.  He was slow to make speeches or draw attention.   1,002 more words

William Pitt: "Necessity ... the argument of tyrants"

“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.”
William Pitt (the Younger), Speech in the House of Commons, November 18, 1783

Politics/Current Events

Ted Cruz at the Convention

   Well, it is clear who the Republicans might have nominated had they wanted a President who could write his own speeches. Freedom means… That was very nice. 56 more words

Politics

Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

1st Amendment