So Trump’s administration is going to make “America Great Again” by cracking down on the steady move of the individual states answering the wishes of 70% of America’s citizens to end Marijuana Prohibition; to increase the instances of unlawful Civil Forfeiture of citizens property without due process and vamping up the Militarization of police forces around the nation.
“Great again?” Looks like continuing the Controllers movement of taking our rights away and using military tactics against honest citizens to me. . . Your Editor Dennis Crenshaw
. Trump and the DOJ have just reversed former President Barack Obama’s restrictions that allows local police departments to receive surplus military equipment.
Restoring the program will “ensure that you can get the lifesaving gear that you need to do your job,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions told a cheering crowd at a national convention of the Fraternal Order of Police in Nashville, Tennessee. The group, America’s largest organization of rank-and-file officers, endorsed Trump for president after he promised to revamp the program. . . . Read Complete Report
Is a Militarized Police The Answer To Inner City Turmoil?
President Trump announced that he would be removing the restrictions placed by President Obama on transferring military equipment to civilian police departments. Is this being “tough on crime,” as he likes to claim, or is it all about controlling the population and undermining civil liberties?
Illinois’ House just passed a bill that criminalizes recording private conversations with citizens, and it also imposes harsher penalties for recording private conversations with police. The bill is rife with vague language, the last thing we need right now as the country riots over the lack of police accountability. The Resident discusses.
Congress has just passed the Intelligence Authorization Act for 2015, which grants the executive branch not only the ability to spy on American citizens private communications, but also the legal authority to turn that information over to local law enforcement.
All of this can be done without any court order being granted, all in the name of ‘fighting terror’, of course. . . . Read Complete Report
There is another battle between the Institute for Justice and a government agency over milk – something that is becoming more common.
Government (state and federal) is heavily involved in the milk industry and I have written about the government’s war against raw milk before. But this latest story doesn’t involve raw milk. It is pasteurized milk. This is a government war over words. . . . Read Complete Report
Officer cleared after going to wrong address, shooting innocent grandpa in his garage
“FORT WORTH, TX — An elderly man was slain in his own garage because police “inadvertently began searching” the wrong address while investigating a burglary call. Spotting a man who appeared “standoffish” in his own garage, police opened fire, killing a 72-year-old grandfather. After months of investigation, the officer has been cleared and is back on the streets.”
This type of incident is why the Indiana law makes sense and will save innocent lives. It forces officers, on fear of death, to identify themselves both audibly and visibly to avoid being shot justifiably. And it just might save the lives of every day citizens, although that doesn’t seem to be a concern of nearly enough cops.