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Police Force Man to Undergo Catheter Drug Test

Written by Gary North on June 6, 2012

A college student was arrested by Utah police and forced to undergo a catheter insertion. The police suspected him of being a marijuana user. No trace of any illegal drug was found. He and some friends were smoking cigarettes in a car. Police approached the car and searched it. They had no search warrant. Did […]

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Police Hold Children Hostage, and Motorists Pay

Written by Gary North on June 5, 2012

This is the accusation of critics of the budget-balancing program in a Texas town. The town takes in $800,000 a year with this program. The police stop people driving through. They charge them with drug trafficking. They take their children and turn them over to Child Protective Services. Then, to get their kids back, the […]

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Fat Head City: New York City to Ban Large Sodas

Written by Gary North on June 1, 2012

In his war against obesity, Mayor Bloomberg is trying to persuade the  Board of Health bureaucracy to ban sugar-based sodas larger than 16 ounces. He appointed all of the members. No more super-size drinks. But milk shakes are fine. They are loaded with ice cream and milk, which is converted to sugar by our bodies. […]

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FBI Wants to Monotor Skype, Internet, and Wireless. Can’t.

Written by Gary North on May 30, 2012

The FBI has a problem. It can’t de-crypt Skype conversations. What’s a government agency to do? It has hired programmers who may be able to do the job. It is part of a program called the Domestic Communications Assistance Center (DCAC). I mran, who wouldn’t appreciate a little assistance from one’s friend in Washington. Well, […]

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RFID Chips in Public School Student ID Cards

Written by Gary North on May 29, 2012

The Northside Independent School District in San Antonio is launching a new program to track students. The student ID cards will habe RFID chips in them. “It’s for the children!” Thar’s the way to sell the reduction of privacy to the public. This is a test. It is is accepted, it will be applied to […]

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NATO in Chicago This Weekend: Cell Phones May Be Shut Down

Written by Gary North on May 18, 2012

Authorities are considering a shut-down of cell phone service in Chicago this weekend. The excuse: the NATO meeting. The Daily Beast reports that the FBI and Secret Service have standing authority to jam signals and they can also push for the shutdown of cell towers, thanks to “Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) 303,” which lays out […]

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Journalism Student Arrested for Photographing Police

Written by Gary North on May 16, 2012

The police do not like to be photographed. They take away the offender’s camera. They say it’s illegal to make a record of what they are doing. Then they get sued. The city or county usually loses the case. The city or county pays money to the “criminal.” This is good. Bureaucracies change only when […]

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