A handful of criminal cops have been caught and are facing justice, but this is the exception, not the norm. What’s in the News with stories on TSA bumbling, cops stealing clothes, Constitutional abuse, Sessions fighting a kid, and education or else. Also, a brand new Ask Me Anything segment with some awesome questions from you guys, and another new trailer for another new podcast from Pax Libertas Productions. This episode is brought to you by Heleum, a long-term savings accelerator allowing you to start investing in cryptos, without you having to do the busy work. Also brought to you by ZenCash, a cryptocurrency that infuses privacy, anonymity, and security done right.

WHAT’S RUSTLING MY JIMMIES

If you’ve ever seen the movie Traning Day, there are two things you come away with. Denzel Washington is an amazing actor, and cops are shitheels for the most part. However, who knew that real life cops imitated art as much as they do in this instance?

Eight members of Baltimore’s elite Gun Trace Task Force have been accused of a range of organized crime-level charges that range from robbery and extortion, to faking evidence, planting drugs, dealing drugs, and other serious crimes. Six of the officers, Sergeants Thomas Allers and Wayne Jenkins, and Detectives Momodu Gondo, Evodio Hendrix, Maurice Ward, and Jemell Rayam, have all pleaded guilty. Two, Detectives Daniel Hersl and Marcus Taylor, are in federal court. 

WHAT’S IN THE NEWS

In security theater news, a serial stowaway was arrested for slipping past airports security, for the tenth time! The 66-year-old Marilyn Hartman was caught yet again after sneaking through security at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport last week without a ticket or passport — but not before she made it all the way to London.

In legalized theft news, police in the Dutch city of Rotterdam have launched a new pilot programme which will see them confiscating expensive clothing and jewelry from young people if they look too poor to own them.

In unfit to exist news, Joseph Tigana III was arrested in 2008 and charged with running a marijuana-growing operation. Tigano entered a plea of not guilty and insisted that his case move quickly to trial. Instead, he languished in pretrial detention—jail—for nearly seven years before he finally appeared before a jury, which convicted him in 2015.

In drug warrior news, Jeff Sessions is in a court battle with a 12-year-old medical marijuana patient with epilepsy, because he’s cool like that. 

 In education or else news, students in New Mexico would have to apply to a college or commit to some other post-graduation plan in order to graduate from high school, under a bill working its way through the state’s legislature.

ASK ME ANYTHING

It’s that time again. That time where you get to ask me whatever you want. I will be using this segment every couple of weeks to help this show become more interactive and to talk about the topics that you want to hear about. It’s easy to ask me a question for this segment. Just send an email to ama@thelavaflow.com or look out for my periodic post in the Pax Libertas Pro Fans Facebook group. If you’re a supporter of this show then you get first dibs! Your questions will always be answered first and you will have a Facebook post in The LAVA Flow Super Secret Supporters group on Facebook and a post in Patreon.

Also, for the second time in a row, I’ve received a lot more questions that I thought I would, so I won’t be able to tackle them all in this episode. Hell, I’m still catching up on ones I couldn’t get to last time! As always, I’m going to hit my supporters questions first, then the rest. But rest assured if you didn’t hear your question answered here yet, I still have it and I will get to it soon. I promise!

PAX LIBERTAS TRAILER

This is a new record. For back-to-back weeks I have a trailer for a new Pax Libertas Productions podcast for you guys! This is another very unique show that I’m super excited about. It’s called AnarchoChristian and it will be evaluating the relationship between the Christian and the state. It’s being hosted by Stephen Rose, the guy behind the popular AnarchoChristian website, Facebook page, and Twitter. He reached out to me about helping him put together a podcast, and here we are!

You guys know I’m an atheist, but I have really enjoyed the content of his first two episodes. This is great stuff for anyone, but especially if you’re a Christian. You can check this podcast out at the website anarchochristian.com. Also, make sure to like the Facebook page and the Twitter account for all of this awesome stuff.