City Council Terminates Police Force—Town Doesn’t Descend into Chaos

“The town of Galveston, Indiana just voted to terminate their police department and contrary to popular belief, chaos has not engulfed the city.”

“Galveston, Indiana is a small town and the likelihood of a crime wave bursting on to the scenes is rare regardless of police presence. However, we’ve seen similar situations involving millions. At the end of 2014, for example, the NYPD stopped doing its job after the murder of officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu and something amazing happened — crime went down…”

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Obama Backs Off Plan to Demilitarize Police After Meeting With Lobbyists

“Instead of standing by his own previous commitment to scale back militarization, Obama was quick to give into police pressure — proving once more that this administration’s seeming willingness to address the root causes behind the issues the United States now faces is nothing more than a slogan.”

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What Could Go Wrong With Asking Teachers To Monitor Kids for ‘Extremist’ Beliefs?

“A core component of the U.S. CVE plan tasks teachers, social workers, and school administrators with monitoring and reporting to law enforcement on children in their care. An FBI document released earlier this year tells teachers to spy on their students’ thoughts and suggests that administrators essentially turn schools into mini-FBI offices.”

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Facebook admits to blocking Wikileaks links in DNC email hack

“Facebook admitted Sunday that it had blocked links to the Wikileaks trove of emails hacked from the Democratic National Committee…”

“The WikiLeaks allegation followed a firestorm of controversy that erupted earlier this year when former Facebook workers admitted routinely suppressing conservative news…”

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VIDEO: Hillary Clinton Delegate “Hillary Wants to Ban All Guns”

“In this video, a journalist encounters a Hillary Clinton Alternate Delegate who discusses how the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton hide the fact that they want to ban all guns. In a step-by-step process, alternate California DNC delegate Mary Bayer explains the language Hillary Clinton and other Democrats will use to ban all guns.”

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Edward Snowden Develops Phone Case to Alert Users if Their Data is Being Compromised

“While the device is still far from ready for commercial distribution, Snowden and Huang note that they hope this case study will influence how individuals perceive their personal tracking devices they carry around in their pockets — also known as cell phones.”

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Private Policing Isn’t a Fantasy

“Every time you enter a shopping mall, go to a department store, visit an amusement park, enjoy a live professional sporting event, or use PayPal, you are being protected by people trying to maximize profit.”

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Related article: How Policing Works in a Privatized City — Jeffrey A. Tucker

A Practical Solution: Run Police Departments Like Fire Departments

‘I’m going to suggest a solution that will sound radical, even in a country that styles itself “the land of free.” Let’s get cops off the streets, unless responding to a 911 call or serving a warrant issued by a judge. Everyone would be freer and safer, including the police officers themselves…’

‘This is by no means an anti-cop argument. The problem isn’t how they do their jobs; it’s the job we ask them to do. A free society shouldn’t be asking armed agents of the state to patrol the streets, keeping its citizens under 24/7 surveillance…’

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Legal Experts Raise Alarm over Shocking Use of ‘Killer Robot’ in Dallas

“Dallas police sent in a drone (with wheels rather than wings) to blow up the suspect in yesterday’s tragic shooting. This is the first time a drone was used against Americans on US soil. He was a suspect and had not been convicted. Will this now become standard practice for our ever-more militarized police? Is it a slippery slope?”

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A 19-year-old made a free robot lawyer that has appealed $3 million in parking tickets

“It’s a simple bot that helps with court appeals — but could it replace the need for human lawyers?”

“Since launching in late 2015, it has successfully appealed $3 million worth of tickets.”

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State Trooper Gets Just 6 Months ‘Whenever’ for Raping a Crash Victim

“In a shocking plea deal, an Alabama state trooper accused of raping a woman who called for help after a car accident gets only 6 months in the slammer… permitted to serve his sentence “in increments at his own discretion.”

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