While calling Los Angeles County “late to the party” when it comes to police oversight, the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday discussed the role of a new oversight commission for the Sheriff’s Department but took no action.Th...
Complaints about the conduct of U.S. Forest Service law enforcement officers have led El Dorado County Sheriff John D'Agostini to suspend their authority to enforce state laws in the county effective next month.
News outlets in El Dorado County, California, report that a county sheriff has stripped state law enforcement authority from the US Forestry Service. Sheriff John D’Agostini made the move in respon...
I am sure that there have been many false arrests as a result of federal law enforcement officers simply not being trained on our the Califoria laws – which are complex and often nonsensical. Sheriff D’Agostini is very pro-2nd Amendment and his county is very nearly a “shall issue” county. Too bad that the rest of the state’s elected officials are not like him!
With the secret FISA court’s approval, the National Security Agency is collecting data not only on terrorism cases but also other foreign intelligence issues like nuclear proliferation and cyberattacks.
The rulings, some nearly 100 pages long, reveal that the court has taken on a much more expansive role by regularly assessing broad constitutional questions and establishing important judicial precedents, with almost no public scrutiny.
In a correctly functioning society the relationship between the state and the individual is defined in public. If people in power go beyond the defined bounds journalists and whistleblowers should out them leading to them being jailed. Thats the purpose of a free press. Thats why its important.
Police departments across the country now sport armored personnel carriers designed for use on a battleﬁeld. Some have helicopters, tanks and Humvees. They carry military-grade weapons. Most of this equipment comes from the military itself. Many SWAT teams today are trained by current and former personnel from special forces units like the Navy SEALs or Army Rangers. National Guard helicopters now routinely swoop through rural areas in search of pot plants and, when they ﬁnd something, send gun-toting troops dressed for battle rappelling down to chop and conﬁscate the contraband. But it isn’t just drugs. Aggressive, SWAT-style tactics are now used to raid neighborhood poker games, doctors’ ofﬁces, bars and restaurants, and head shops—despite the fact that the targets of these raids pose little threat to anyone. This sort of force was once reserved as the last option to defuse a dangerous situation. It’s increasingly used as the ﬁrst option to apprehend people who aren’t dangerous at all.
The video editing is finally done on the St. Charles convention, and the discs have been sent off for duplication. They should begin shipping sometime in late July. It’s available as a DVD box set with 17+ hours of full presentations, plus a highlights video that runs just under an hour and 15 minutes.
This video is available on DVD from cspoa.org. The full convention is also available as a DVD box set or mp3 download.
As the virtual currency rockets toward a trading value of $1,200, Tony Vaughn of tiny Kentucky town Vicco is trading in his bank account for a Bitcoin wallet. Read this article by Nick Statt on CNET News.
The city expects to be able to pay Vaughn this way as early as this month.
The Broward Sheriff’s Office, whose jurisdiction includes a large portion of the Miami metropolitan area, released a video yesterday urging residents not to riot in response to the Travyon Martin shooting trial which now appears to lean heavily in George Zimmerman’s favor.
WASHINGTON—A high-powered rifle lost in the ATF’s Fast and Furious controversy was used to kill a Mexican police chief in the state of Jalisco earlier this year, according to internal Department of Justice records, suggesting that weapons from...
Certain forces would have us believe that just because somebody passes a law, the cops are duty-bound to chase down everyone who breaks it and judges are duty-bound to punish everybody the cops bring in. This could not be further from the truth. It is, in fact, the opposite of the truth. This type of thinking will cause our system of government to fail and our freedoms to be lost!
remember that government class in high school? do you recall that there are three branches of the government. Say them with me now: Executive, Legislative, Judicial.
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