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Every cop with a gun should also be outfitted with a video camera

Earlier this week, after an inquest jury essentially vindicated London police officers in the 2011 killing of 29 year old Mark Duggan, authorities announced that, henceforth, some number of London’s 2,300 firearms-carrying officers would begin wearing vest-mounted video cameras. And, as much as I consider myself a privacy advocate, and despise our ever expanding surveillance […]

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Restore the Fourth… Let’s start by holding Levin and Stabenow accountable

On the Fourth of July, people around the country will be joining together to protest the illegal domestic spying activities of the American government at what are being called “Restore the Fourth” rallies… The reference, of course, is to Amendment IV of the Bill of Rights, which guarantees “the right of the people to be […]

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Happy Mothers Day

After all, there’s no reason that victims of rape and incest shouldn’t be able to share this special day with everyone else… [Tonight’s post is brought to you by the phrase, “rape audit,” which was just introduced into the American lexicon thanks to our our friends in the Republican Party, who are apparently all for […]

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Policing by video in Ypsilanti Township

As we’ve established here in the past, folks in Ypsi Township are reluctant at best to pay for police services, in spite of their soaring violent crime rate. Sure, they may pass an occasional millage when the murder rate reaches a particularly terrifying level, but, for the most part, they’ve shown, like good Tea Partiers, […]

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The Obama administration is seeking increased domestic spying powers

Earlier this summer, we discussed a special report issued by the Washington Post on America’s rapidly expanding domestic surveillance infrastructure. I, and others, were shocked by the continued growth under the Obama administration. Among other things, it was noted that some 30,000 individuals are presently employed exclusively to listen in on our domestic conversations. Here, […]

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