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Aurora, Colorado vs. Kennesaw, Georgia: Guns and Crime

Written by Gary North on July 24, 2012

It’s a tale of two cities. First, Aurora, Colorado. The city is in the news. It is not in the news for this. Here is a list of laws that the city has passed several years ago. The following are prohibited. 1. “Dangerous weapon” includes firearm 2. Revocation of license for furnishing a firearm to […]

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Video Saves a Victim of Aleged Police Brutality

Written by Gary North on July 20, 2012

We live in a surveillance society. Our phone calls can be legally monitored under the Patriot Act. Our cell phones tell where we are. But they can also take videos. So can surveillance cameras. This is a game-changer. Videos of police beatings are becoming common. Victims can become Rodney Kings. The police are now on […]

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Twitter: Police Requests Increase

Written by Gary North on July 4, 2012

If you post it on Twitter, it’s public. If it’s public, it can be collected by the police. The company says that the vast majority of requests for users’ information comes from police departments. Of the 849 total government requests for user information during the period spanning January 1 to June 30 this year, 679 […]

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“Tanks for Cops”: A New U.S. Government Program

Written by Gary North on July 3, 2012

We all know about “Toys for Tots.” This is “Toys for Big Tots.” Mini-tanks, armored personnel carriers, helicopters: they are all sold at discount by the U.S. government. Local police departments buy them. Think of this as yard sales for cops. Over the last five years, the top 10 beneficiaries of this ‚ÄúDepartment of Defense […]

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