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  • Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words

    05/25/2020 6:03:12 PM PDT · by beejaa · 14 replies
    PBS SoCal ^ | May 25, 2020 | Michael Pack, Director
    The movie is free at the link until June 2.
  • Sideways Anger: Mayor Bans Parking Near Church that Plans to Hold Sunday Services

    05/17/2020 10:20:06 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 23 replies
    Second City Cop Blog ^ | May 17, 2020 | Editor
    (CHICAGO) People heading to Philadelphia Romanian Church in Ravenswood on Sunday might have a hard time finding a parking spot. Ald. Matt Martin (47th) said no-parking signs have been put up for several surrounding blocks near the church at 1713 W. Sunnyside Ave. The signs have been mounted on Sunnyside Avenue between Greenview and Ravenswood avenues, and Paulina Street between Lawrence and Berteau avenues. The parking ban is in effect from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. Martin said the signs were put up at the direction of the Mayor’s office, in response to plans by the church to hold...
  • Clapper: 'Routine' to ask to 'unmask' unknown individuals in intelligence reports

    05/14/2020 10:36:50 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05 14 2020 | Tal Axelrod
    Former Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper said Thursday it is “routine” to “unmask” American citizens who have been caught up in surveillance of foreign individuals as Republicans spark an uproar over allegations that officials spied on former national security adviser Michael Flynn. “Over the six and a half almost seven years when I served as DNI I would say perhaps once or twice a week perhaps,” Clapper said on CNN when asked how frequently he would request an American’s identity to be revealed. “It’s a routine thing. It’s appropriate and legitimate when you have a valid foreign intelligence...
  • RichardGrenell notification to congress declassified “unmasking list” Flynn between late 2016 and January 2017

    05/13/2020 11:23:29 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 139 replies
    SCOOP @CBSNews obtains @RichardGrenell notification to congress declassified “unmasking list” Flynn between late 2016 and January 2017
  • The Shutdown Is The Largest Infringement Of Rights In A Century

    05/07/2020 8:30:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 7, 2020 | David Marcus,
    Right now all of us have decisions to make about how much freedom is too much freedom. On the national lockdown loosening in some states and stubbornly persisting in others, Americans are very much of two minds. For some, including most of the media, it is an inconvenience, but a righteous one that saves lives. For others, often with smaller megaphones, it is a powerfully destructive force economically and socially. But we should be able to agree that, whether justified or not, the lockdown has been a massive infringement on Americans’ basic rights. At least since women received the right...
  • Judge Rules Illinois Governor Exceeded Authority, Violated Civil Rights with Coronavirus Stay-at-Home Order

    04/27/2020 6:16:52 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 28 replies
    GP ^ | April 27,2020 | Cristina Laila
    Via The Washington Times: A judge in southern Illinois ruled Monday that Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order to stem the spread of the coronavirus exceeds his emergency authority and violates individual civil rights. Pritzker promised “swift” action to overturn the judge’s order, which applies only to Bailey but allows other individuals and groups to challenge the movement restrictions while the highly contagious illness circulates. The ruling came the same day House Republicans attacked Pritzker on another front, renewing demands for details on state prison inmates released early because of COVID-19 fears. Pritzker signed an order earlier this month allowing furloughs...
  • BREAKING - Judge rules in Bailey's favor; Illinois State Rep. Files Lawsuit Against Gov Pritzker Stay at Home orders

    04/27/2020 2:14:40 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 20 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | April 27, 2020 | Staff
    BREAKING - Judge rules in Bailey's favor; Illinois State Rep. Files Lawsuit Against Gov Pritzker Stay at Home orders More details to come ... Illinois State Rep. Darren Bailey (R-Xenia) filed a lawsuit Thursday against Governor J.B. Pritzker for a violation of civil rights. “My lawsuit asks the court to find that Gov. Pritzker overextended his power by issuing additional ‘stay at home’ orders after his original disaster proclamation, which expired on April 9th, 2020,” said Rep. Bailey. "While special emergency powers were granted to the governor through the Emergency Management Act in the late 1980’s by the Illinois General...
  • Cops Should Enforce the Law, Not the Whims of Politicians

    04/24/2020 9:24:55 AM PDT · by Bruiser 10 · 24 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 24 April 20 | Jack Dunphy
    In my previous column, posted on April 6, I lamented that the actions of some police officers, ordered to carry out some of the sillier or more onerous restrictions attendant to the pandemic, will further erode the already strained relationships their departments have within their communities. As one might have predicted, things have only gotten worse. Since that column was posted, we have seen police officers issuing $500 citations for the crime of attending a drive-in church service, and others arresting an Idaho woman who dared take her kids to a closed playground. Indeed, social media is awash with similar...
  • County’s Health Department Told Local Businesses Not To Allow Out-Of-Towners Into Their Store Unless They Are Wearing A Pink Wristband

    04/17/2020 4:32:43 AM PDT · by USA Conservative · 39 replies
    Conservative US ^ | 04.17.2020 | Natalie D.
    It’s been 230 years since James Madison drafted the Bill of Rights—the first ten amendments to the Constitution—as a means of protecting the people against government tyranny, and what do we have to show for it? Nothing good. In America today, the government does whatever it wants, freedom be damned. We can pretend that the Constitution, which was written to hold the government accountable, is still our governing document, but the reality of life in the American police state tells a different story. “We the people” have been terrorized, traumatized, and tricked into a semi-permanent state of compliance by a...
  • Bread Lines Next? Maryland County Proposes Plan to Limit Grocery Shopping Trips Based on Last Names

    04/16/2020 2:58:02 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 87 replies
    TheGatewayPundit ^ | April 16 2020 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    A Maryland county is proposing assigning days that people are allowed to go to grocery and convenience stores based on what letter their last name begins with. Calvert County’s voluntary plan would limit people’s shopping to once every five days. The Hill reports that under the plan, A-C last names can shop on dates ending with 0 and 5, D-G names shop on dates ending with 1 and 6, H-L names go on dates ending with 2 and 7, M-R names can shop on dates ending with 3 and 8, and last names starting with S-Z shop on dates ending...
  • Southeast Kansas town backs off cruise night ban

    04/15/2020 6:32:40 AM PDT · by Bruiser 10 · 8 replies
    The Sentinel ^ | 13 April 20 | Patrick Richardson
    One small town in Southeast Kansas looked at a restrictive cruise night ban from their local government and said, “No, enough!” And a little help from the Kansas Justice Institute made it stick. The cruise night ban was issued even though it was not planned for anyone to leave their cars. Samuel G. MacRoberts, litigation director and general counsel for KJI, the legal arm of the Kansas Policy Institute, which also owns the Sentinel, sent a letter to the city on April 9, noting that the city’s order to prohibit car parades or cruise nights was worded in such a...
  • Americans Need To Start Pushing Back Against Draconian Lockdowns

    04/13/2020 9:51:53 AM PDT · by Bruiser 10 · 86 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 13 April 20 | Molly McCann
    On April 11, The Washington Post ran an article about plans being made to reopen the economy. The article complains that state governors (rather than the White House) are leading the planning, which has resulted in a “mind-boggling level of disorganization,” according to a Centers for Disease Control director. The incessant bleating of prominent health leaders over the lack of federal control in this crisis only underscores how little they understand or respect this country’s Constitution and the freedoms it seeks to protect. Although the White House certainly has emergency authority to mandate all number of efforts to respond to...
  • Videos: Police force drive-in church goers to leave, threaten $500 fines in Mississippi

    04/13/2020 8:20:29 AM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 62 replies ^ | 13 April 2020 | Unknown
    The city council of Greenville, Miss. and Greenville Mayor Errick Simmons issued an executive order that banned all in-person church services, effective from April 7 until Missouri Gov. Tate Reeves lifts the state’s stay-at-home order. Fox News reported many churches planned to drive-in services as a means of negotiating the need for social distancing with in-person services, especially during Easter week.
  • A federal judge in Waco has dismissed 13 civil rights lawsuits filed by 45 bikers arrested after the May 2015 shootout at Twin Peaks in Waco

    04/09/2020 4:32:24 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 14 replies
    Harley Liberty ^ | 4/9/2020 | Tommy Witherspoon
    A federal judge in Waco has dismissed 13 civil rights lawsuits filed by 45 bikers arrested after the May 2015 shootout at Twin Peaks in Waco, a ruling that suggests more dismissals will be coming. U.S. Judge Alan Albright, in a 13-page order issued Monday, dismissed civil rights claims against the city of Waco, McLennan County, former District Attorney Abel Reyna, former Waco Police Chief Brent Stroman and a handful of other Waco and Texas Department of Public Safety officers. The 45 plaintiffs were among 192 bikers who were arrested and among 155 who were indicted in the Sunday noon-hour...
  • Coronavirus pandemic creates a new criminal class in America. You simply won't believe who police are arresting amid this national 'lockdown'

    04/09/2020 7:52:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies ^ | 4/8/2020 | WND staff
    Fox News reports a California sheriff is warning that he could arrest people for not wearing face masks. But Riverside County Sheriff Chad Biano assured residents it was "not a declaration of martial law." Nevada Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak threatened to break up large family dinners on Easter.
  • 5 Civil Rights Americans Lost to the COVID-19 Panic

    04/07/2020 12:39:00 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 57 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 6, 2020 | Megan Fox
    Do you remember the bill of rights? There are ten rights promised to Americans within it. Since the Chinese WuFlu pandemic hit, Americans have lost half of them and anyone who has studied human history knows the "temporary" loss of human rights is rarely temporary. Here's a comprehensive list, for those of you keeping track of the recent assaults on civil rights. 1.The First Amendment The First Amendment is comprised of several rights including the freedom of religion, speech, assembly, press, and petition. We've lost three of those. Churches have been deemed "non-essential" and closed. Christians have been arrested for...
  • Unprecedented Power Grab

    04/07/2020 5:52:08 AM PDT · by foundedonpurpose · 10 replies ^ | Apr 5, 2020 | Martin Armstrong
    Blog/Disease Posted Apr 5, 2020 by Martin Armstrong We are living not just in interesting times, we are living in UNPRECEDENTED TIMES, which has raised the stakes profoundly toward civil war. You have to wonder if someone like Bill Gates is really stupid with respect to economics, or is he deliberately trying to further the same agenda he supported for Climate Change – reduce population and shut down the industry? You may have been laid off, struggling and hoping your employer will not fold, or you may be working from home and wondering if your employer will not cut jobs...
  • Beware Limitations of Freedom Imposed to Battle Coronavirus

    03/29/2020 6:39:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | March 29, 2020 | Chad Savage
    The drastic measures elected and unelected officials are taking to stem coronavirus (COVID-19) contagion reached new heights when President Trump invoked the Defense Production Act on March 18, 2020. The Korean War–era law grants the executive branch emergency powers to require American companies to increase production to combat shortages. Meanwhile, at the state level, governors have prohibited people from making purchases by closing bars, restaurants, spas, and salons. Officials speculate the pandemic may overwhelm our limited medical resources. But as long as their data remains woefully incomplete, we must remember Newton’s Third Law of Physics: “For every action, there is...
  • Police-enforced quarantine hits Calif. residential block after man’s coronavirus death (video at source)

    03/07/2020 7:52:53 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 16 replies
    13 WIBW News ^ | Fri 12:16 PM, Mar 06, 2020
    ROCKLIN, Calif. (KMAX/KOVR/CNN) - Sacramento County Sheriff deputies and Rocklin Police, some wearing protective gloves, converged on a residential street Thursday as a sheriff’s helicopter circled overhead, ordering people to get inside. Sacramento County Sheriff deputies and Rocklin Police, some wearing protective gloves, converged on this residential street in Rocklin, Calif. (Source: KOVR/KMAX/CNN) People who live there were unclear why. Officers eventually let them come and go from their homes. It was later learned that the first California coronavirus patient to die from the illness lived on this block. The Placer County Health Department issued a brief statement shortly after...
  • Sanctuary Authorities Asking Public For Help After Releasing Illegal Alien Charged With Child Sexual Assault

    03/07/2020 7:36:52 PM PST · by kevcol · 39 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | March 7, 2020 | Jason Hopkins
    The Lafayette Police Department and the Boulder County District Attorney’s office are asking the public for help in locating Francisco Barraza-Porras . . . Barraza-Porras, who was last known to be living in Lafayette, Colorado, was arrested Jan. 2 and charged with multiple counts of sexual assault on a child. Instead of keeping him in custody or handing him over to ICE, local law enforcement released him back into the public with an order to appear to appear before court on March 2. However, Barraza-Porras never showed up to his court date, and law enforcement doesn’t know where he is.