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Article Preview: Letting the Exception Swallow the Rule

The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution and Article Fourteen of the Massachusetts Declaration of Rights protect criminal defendants from unreasonable searches and seizures. To protect these rights, police officers are generally required to obtain an arrest warrant before a suspect can be arrested or a search warrant before a suspect or his property can be searched. 590 more words

Editor Blog

Private Police: Mercenaries for the American Police State

Corporate America is using police forces as their mercenaries.”—Ray Lewis, Retired Philadelphia Police Captain

It’s one thing to know and exercise your rights when a police officer pulls you over, but what rights do you have when a private cop—

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3-year-old dies after NW Harris County shooting - Houston Chronicle

I understand the argument that it is our Constitutional right to own a gun but stories like this just reinforces my determination never to have one in my home and that there should be some way to qualify those that do. 92 more words

Current Events

Police, Health Officials Justify Strip Search, Arrest & Detention of Disabled Man in Mental Health Facility Based on Slurred Speech, Unsteady Gait

HARRISONBURG, Va. — Attorneys for The Rutherford Institute have asked a federal court to reject a request by health officials to dismiss a Fourth Amendment lawsuit filed on behalf of a 37-year-old disabled man who was… 694 more words

Washington activists plan peaceful armed assembly response to activist’s arrest

Reacting to the “catch and release” of one of its leaders for openly carrying a firearm on federal grounds that ban firearms inside the facility, Washington activists are planning a responsive armed demonstration, the Our State, Our Rights coalition… 137 more words

Anti-gun Asshattery

Quiet Change Expands ATF Power to Seize Property

From Cato at Liberty

“A country that spoke itself into existence with assertions of the rights to life, liberty, and property can ill afford yet another government agency with the power to seize your property without so much as a criminal charge.” 528 more words

Police State USSA

Total Rethink 02.25.15 Let’s Just Kill ‘Homeland Security’

From : Nick Gillespie @ The Daily Beast   http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/02/25/let-s-just-kill-homeland-security.html

When it’s not making us take our shoes off, it’s trampling our civil liberties and ‘building’ centers that don’t exist. 1,281 more words

Police State USSA