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The 4 Big Dangers of Fracking

The 4 Big Dangers of Fracking | Gov & Law | Scoop.it
Here’s a look at what we’ve learned about the dangers of fracking in the last few weeks.
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This article talks about the dangers of fracking and how it affects us. Fracking endangers many people because of its overspill. They use so much toxic chemicals that it transfers in to our water stream. This relates to the government because this is when they need to intervene. Its killing many citizens. 

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Brian Bertram's comment, May 25, 2014 10:38 AM
How should the government intervene? You can't intervene too much because then you are taking away people's rights. If you intervene too little then it will still happen
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Supreme Court Expands Police Power at Expense of 4th Amendment

Supreme Court Expands Police Power at Expense of 4th Amendment | Gov & Law | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court ruled that when a person objecting to a search of a residence is arrested, another resident may consent to a warrantless search. by Bob Adelmann
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This article relates to Government and Law because it is about the Supreme Court's ruling about a case involving the 4th amendment. The Supreme Court ruled that warrants aren't always necessary to search a suspect's home. If a member of a residence is arrested and denies the police the power to search the home, another resident can let them in. This is very influential because it changes the meaning of the 4th amendment.

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Brian Bertram's comment, May 25, 2014 10:43 AM
I think that only guilty people don't want their homes searched. If you have nothing to hide, what are the police going to find?
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Cop Shoots Chemical Spray At Man Because He Asked For A Nickel

Cop Shoots Chemical Spray At Man Because He Asked For A Nickel | Gov & Law | Scoop.it
A D.C. man who needed five cents to get home was hit in the face with chemical spray by a Metro police officer. 
Damian Barnes, 21, had just taken a new job i…
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This is talking about a police officer arresting a man for asking for a nickel so he could pay to get home. It relates to government because it deals with a police officer, which is a government official, and how he enforces the law. The law is that there is no panhandling allowed. I honestly think this article is ridiculous. 


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Brian Bertram's comment, May 25, 2014 10:41 AM
I think the man should be arrested. People shouldn't pan handle. There was a study conducted to find out how many panhandlers are actually homeless. It was found that most were actually not homeless. It is pointless to give someone money who doesn't need it.
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Half in U.S. Support Publicly Financed Federal Campaigns

Half in U.S. Support Publicly Financed Federal Campaigns | Gov & Law | Scoop.it
Half of Americans say they would vote "for" a campaign finance law that establishes government funding of federal campaigns. Far more -- 79% -- would limit what congressional candidates can raise and spend on their own.
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I thought this article was very interesting because it is talking about how campaigns are funded and whether or not people want to change how things are run. Currently, private people and groups support political campaigns, but what was talked about in this article, is the possibility of having the government give each group a sum of money to campaign with and close the doors to private groups. The majority of people were actually in favor of doing this, and I think I would agree. It seems like a more fair way to do elections and campaigning. 

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Brian Bertram's comment, May 25, 2014 10:45 AM
I agree too. Campaigns should be government funded. Right now the winner seems like it is decided based on who has the most money. This is not how our government should be run.