The government says they aren’t spying on you anymore. But, are they? What’s in the News with stories on encryption on your devices, OHSA fines USPS, blowback, indoctrination center nonsense, knife sales, and charity made illegal. And Yet Another Bad Cop on a cop getting away with murder, another cop given justice, cop on cop violence, and cop legal rape. This episode is brought to you by NordVPN, the easiest, cheapest, and fastest way to get secure and private access to the internet I’ve ever seen, and I use it every single day. Also, brought to you by Tom Woods’s Liberty Classroom, helping you to become a smarter and more informed libertarian than ever before, for just 24 cents a day.

WHAT’S RUSTLING MY JIMMIES

Regardless of the news you’re hearing, the government is still out to spy on us every chance they get. Never forget that.

WHAT’S IN THE NEWS

In protect yourself news, the inability of law enforcement authorities to access data from electronic devices due to powerful encryption is an “urgent public safety issue,” FBI Director Christopher Wray said as he sought to renew a contentious debate over privacy and security.

In neither snow nor rain nor heat news, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, OSHA, has fined the post office in Florida for exposing their mail carriers to August heat.

In blowback news, a son of Osama bin Laden is emerging as a leader in al Qaeda, the US State Department says, and it’s willing to pay up to $1 million for information on his whereabouts.

In indoctrination centers news, the mother of an 8-year-old boy says her son was forced to sit in his own urine-soaked clothing and wear two plastic garbage bags after a teacher at a South Los Angeles school allegedly refused to allow him to use the restroom. But it gets even worse.

In don’t cut your cucumbers news, in the face of rising knife violence rates in the UK, supermarket chain Asda will no longer be selling individual kitchen knives.

In charity made illegal news, four volunteers were sentenced to 15 months of probation and a $250 fine for leaving food and water for migrants in the hot and unforgiving Arizona desert.

AND YET ANOTHER BAD COP

When I have a bunch of news related to police abuse in a single episode, I like to throw it all in a single segment like this. And this week has several such stories.

First, a story of a cop getting away with murder.

Next, a cop who was given justice.

Cop on cop violence is real as LA County deputies claim abuse be an East LS sheriff’s station.

And, finally, legal rape is alleged by undercover officers in the UK.