Ohio Now Requires Criminal Convictions For Many Civil Forfeiture Cases

Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed a bill today that will require a criminal conviction before law enforcement can permanently confiscate property for many civil forfeiture cases. Only 11 other states have similar or stricter requirements.

Charged a Fee for Getting Arrested, Whether Guilty or Not

Corey Statham had $46 in his pockets when he was arrested in Ramsey County, Minn., and charged with disorderly conduct. He was released two days later, and the charges were dismissed.

But the county kept $25 of Mr. Statham’s money as a “booking fee.” It returned the remaining $21 on a debit card subject to an array of fees. In the end, it cost Mr. Statham $7.25 to withdraw what was left of his money.

Court: Police can shoot dog if it moves or barks when cop enters home

A ruling from the 6th Circuit Court serves as a warning to dog owners: Teach your dog to sit still and be quiet or risk police justifiably shooting the dog.

Mark and Cheryl Brown petitioned the court to hold the city and police officers from Battle Creek, Mich., accountable for shooting and killing their dogs while executing a search warrant of their home looking for evidence of drugs. The plaintiffs said the police officers' actions amounted to the unlawful seizure of property in violation of the Fourth Amendment.

Police officer who pulled gun on couple in outback guilty of assault

A police officer has been found guilty of assault and deprivation of liberty after pulling a gun on a couple for speeding along an outback Queensland highway.

A video recording that was tendered to court showed Senior Constable Stephen Flanagan swearing and honking as he tried to pull the couple over on the Landsborough Highway on the outskirts of Longreach in May last year.

As soon as the driver pulled off the road, the police officer — who has more than 25 years' experience — got out of his vehicle, pointing his gun and continuing to swear.

Court: Police Can Force You To Tell Them Your Phone’s Passcode

Smartphones have taken over our lives faster than the law is able to deal with. For a few years now, it’s been kind of an open legal question whether or not law enforcement can force you to provide them with the password or PIN you use to unlock your phone. A few previous courts have ruled no, that having to provide your passcode is tantamount to self-incriminating testimony. But recently, an appeals court in Florida has found the other way.

Security and Intelligence Insider Says Infringe on Second Amendment to Fight Terrorism

“Former NSA Director Michael Hayden says that changes to the 2nd Amendment may be more effective from a counterterrorism standpoint, than more intrusive surveillance,” The Wall Street Journal noted in its description of a video interview with Assistant Managing Editor and Executive Business Editor John Bussey at its Future of Cybersecurity breakfast in New York.

Hayden is more than a “former NSA Director.” He’s a retired four-star Air Force general and has also been Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, serving in various capacities in Democrat and Republican administrations. That means he’s a consummate insider, and that he seamlessly transitions to highly classified positions of power between parties, exemplifying Carroll Quigley’s admission:

Bill Would Allow Government to Locate People With Tracking Devices

A bill meant to help those with developmental disabilities would allow government agencies to locate people with tracking devices, which has some concerned the measure gives the federal government too much authority and power.

'In order to more fully understand why ICE would employ this technique ...'

The following letter was sent from Rep. Bob Goodlatte to Sarah Saldana, Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on October 4, 2016. It has to do with the apparent use of license plate readers used by local law enforcement officers to scan license plates at gun shows.

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Anti-Gun Hysteria Is Hazardous to Your Health

The data prove it.

Despite their avowed faith in science and data, all too many progressives view a gun as a kind of magical, evil object. It’s a metallic voodoo doll that is best not touched, handled, or brought into polite conversation, even when it can save lives.

Levi's says leave the guns at home

Saying that "a safe environment to work and shop is a top priority,'' the CEO of Levi Strauss & Co. is requesting that gun owners leave their weapons at home when in the company's offices, facilities or stores.

In a letter posted on LinkedIn, Chip Bergh recounted how a Levi's customer recently got hurt when a gun the shopper was carrying accidentally fired.

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