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US Cops Seized More Than $2.5 Billion From Drivers Not Charged With Any Crimes

US Cops Seized More Than $2.5 Billion From Drivers Not Charged With Any Crimes

Earlier this week the Washington Post reported on a massive shakedown that is being carried out by law enforcement officers across the United States. These cops are seizing property and cash from motorists driving on American highways, without charging them with any crime. The victims are forced to either forfeit […]

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ACLU Sues ‘Quiet Town’ With Ban On ‘Yelling, Shouting, Hooting, Whistling Or Singing On Any Public Street”

Source: National Noise Abatement Council, via History Of Medicine

It may be hard to believe, but there’s a town in Missouri where people can be arrested at any time, for making any noise that “annoys people” or ‘disturbs the quiet’. Cape Girardeau, Missouri’s “Prohibited-Acts Ordinance” bans:  “yelling, shouting, hooting, whistling or singing on any public street, particularly between the hours […]

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Florida Mayor Forces Atheist To Leave Public Meeting For Not Standing During Prayer Or Pledge Of Allegiance (VIDEO)

The city council of Winter Garden, Florida (Screenshot via Raw Story)

During a city council meeting in Florida, the mayor and chief of police kicked an atheist out of the room for refusing to stand during prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.

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Videotaping and photographing cops: The ACLU says it’s your Constitutional right

Videotaping and photographing cops:  The ACLU says it’s your Constitutional right

In this age of technology, citizens have a completely legal ability to document goings-on that don’t look right when it comes to cop behavior.  Simply watch the live stream of the Ferguson, Missouri protests – following the killing by a cop of an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown – to […]

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Drag Queen Singing Contest Winner Blamed For Killer Floods In Serbia, Bosnia And Croatia (VIDEO)

(Photo courtesy of WikiMedia.)

Our American exceptionalism does not, it turns out, hold a monopoly on creepy and crazy religious zealots.

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Virginia Officials Declare ‘Pre-Chrisitian’ Religions Have No Place At Public Meetings

Virginia Officials Declare ‘Pre-Chrisitian’ Religions Have No Place At Public Meetings

The Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors limited opening prayers exclusively to ordained leaders of Christian religions.

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Pennsylvania Judge Strikes Down State’s Voter ID Law (VIDEO)

Gavel cc 2012 Chris Potter via Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/86530412@N02/ ALEC Crow illustration cc 2012 Donkey Hote via Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/donkeyhotey/

A Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court judge issued a detailed ruling striking down PA voter ID laws, citing an undue burden on the elderly, disabled and poor.

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Catholic Bishops’ Healthcare Directives Put Women’s Lives At Risk, ACLU Files Lawsuit

Photo from the ACLU via NBC News. http://www.nbcnews.com/health/catholic-hospitals-religious-rules-led-negligent-care-miscarriage-aclu-says-2D11674429

This Catholic hospital failed to treat this woman’s life-threatening miscarriage, due to religious directives issued by the Bishops. Now, she’s suing them.

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To Ignore & Abuse: Police Label Battered Woman A “Nuisance” And Try To Evict Her For Calling 911

'Nuisance property' or 'crime-free housing' ordinances, are being misused to punish victims of domestic abuse and force landlords to unnecessarily evict. Image of Lakisha Briggs by Jessica Kourkounis  @ New York Times

‘Nuisance property,’ or ‘crime-free housing’ ordinances, are being misused to punish victims of domestic abuse and force landlords to unnecessarily evict women for the crime of calling 911 for help.

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‘I ♥ Boobies’ Bracelets Can’t Be Banned At Pennsylvania School, Court Rules

Big difference between bracelets with the slogan "I ♥ Boobies" and t-shirts with "Official Booby Inspector." If you can't figure that out, find another job. Image @ KeepABreastFoundation

Big difference between bracelets with the slogan “I ♥ Boobies” and t-shirts with “Official Booby Inspector.” If you can’t figure that out, find another job.

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PA’s Attorney General Refuses To Defend Ban On Same-Sex Marriage (AUDIO)

Kathleen Kane. Image by Michael S. Wirtz  @ Philly.com

Kathleen Kane stated that she was not asking the people of Pennsylvania to believe as she believes, but she does ask them to believe in the Constitution.

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True Fiscal Responsibility: Kentucky Becomes The Latest State To Kick Private Prisons Out

True Fiscal Responsibility: Kentucky Becomes The Latest State To Kick Private Prisons Out

Private prisons cost more, have far worse results, encourage massive corruption and are a blight on the conscience of the country. Kentuckians finally decided that they’ve had enough.

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Texas Governor Rick ‘Pro-Life’ Perry Completes His 263rd State Sanctioned Murder

Photo from http://www.union-avenue.org/

Texas just executed their 500th inmate since the reinstatement of the death penalty in 1976. Just like Jesus would have wanted.

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The REAL Reason Why The Government Doesn’t Want To Legalize Pot (GRAPHICS)

The most disturbing finding is the outright racism involved in enforcing marijuana laws. A black American is 3.73 times more likely to be arrested for possession. And this discrepancy appears in every region.  Image by Adithya Sambamurthy@ BayCitizen

The most disturbing finding is the racism involved in enforcing marijuana laws. A black American is 3.73 times more likely to be arrested for possession.

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Strange Bedfellows: Justice Scalia And ACLU Both Disgusted By Supreme Court Decision On DNA Testing

Strange Bedfellows: Justice Scalia And ACLU Both Disgusted By Supreme Court Decision On DNA Testing

Ready to give up a little piece of yourself to the government? If not, pay close attention to the mind-boggling decision the Supreme Court just issued.

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Glenn Beck’s Paranoid Fantasy Novel Could Become A Textbook In Ohio

Glenn Beck’s Paranoid Fantasy Novel Could Become A Textbook In Ohio

Springboro Community City School District in Ohio is considering a backdoor for religious fundamentalists to getting their agenda into the public schools.

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Restrictive Arkansas Abortion Law May Be Invalid, Judge Rules To Block It

Judge Susan Webber Wright. Photo from the Arkansas Times. www.arktimes.com

The ‘Human Heartbeat Protection Act’ would have outlawed abortion after 12 weeks, denied 20% of Arkansas women medical care, and revoked doctors’ licenses.

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‘Irresponsible Leaking Of Classified Information’ May Be Behind DOJ’s Seizure Of Phone Records

‘Irresponsible Leaking Of Classified Information’ May Be Behind DOJ’s Seizure Of Phone Records

The Department of Justice (DoJ) acknowledged Friday that it obtained two months of the Associated Press’ phone records, from 20 separate phone lines, last year.

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Dangerously Stupid Policy Says Women Who Report Domestic Violence Can Be Evicted

Dangerously Stupid Policy Says Women Who Report Domestic Violence Can Be Evicted

Domestic abuse is terrible. We all know that. However, the policy in Norristown, PA could make it even worse if you report it thanks to a new ‘three strikes’ statute.

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Police ‘Cleaning Up’ Detroit By Kidnapping The Homeless, Stranding Them In Other Cities

Police ‘Cleaning Up’ Detroit By Kidnapping The Homeless, Stranding Them In Other Cities

Wouldn’t want their suffering to upset the locals or anything. After all, that might just motivate people to demand the city help them and the powers that be can’t have that.

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