Three stories on rights in America. Do you actually have any rights left? What’s in the News with stories on flying cars in New Hampshire, civil forfeiture, Scottish secession, man’s home blown up by cops, NYPD murdered of Garner suing for his job, and a kid thrown out in the cold, literally, by the Chicago school system. And, an Ask Me Anything segment with your questions on fictional planets, vacation destinations, alcoholic beverages, Star Wars theme parks, Resist the Empire Podcast, mainstream TV, League of Liberty, and am I a felon.
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WHAT’S RUSTLING MY JIMMIES
I have two stories in my queue talking about the erosion of rights in this country so I wanted to bring this topic to your attention.
First, the Oregon Court of Appeals made a first-of-its-kind ruling in the state when it affirmed a lower court’s decision that the forced disclosure of a defendant’s phone passcode was not a violation of her Fifth Amendment rights. You know, that pesky thing that supposedly enshrines our right against self-incrimination. Unfit to Fucking Exist.
A Boston Democrat has proposed a state law that would penalize the use of the b-word when used to demean another person. And that word is not “boy.”
WHAT’S IN THE NEWS
In New Hampshire, It’s Like This Too news, New Hampshire is preparing for life with electric cars and is starting to think about life with self-driving cars, but there’s another automotive option on the horizon that needs to be considered: flying cars.
In legal theft news, letting South Carolina police and prosecutors seize and keep cash, cars, and other valuables and use the proceeds to pad their budgets violates the Fifth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendments, a circuit court judge in Horry County, South Carolina ruled.
In secession news, thousands rallied in Glasgow calling for Scotland to become an independent country, with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon telling the crowds that their goal was “within touching distance”.
In I can’t make this up news, police in Colorado blew up an innocent man’s house in search of an armed shoplifter, and the courts don’t care.
In bad boys news, the NYPD officer who was fired for choking Eric Garner to death is suing to get his job back. Former NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo’s lawyer says it’s “arbitrary and capricious” to fire a cop for choking a guy over black market cigarettes.
In indoctrination centers news, the family of a 9-year-old Chicago student sued the city’s school system, accusing staff members of manhandling the boy and forcing him out of the building in 40-degree weather without a coat.
ASK ME ANYTHING
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