118. A Federal appeals court rules that laptops can be subject to warrantless searches and seizures at customs checkpoints in airports, just as they are allowed at border crossings.
119. Frustrated that drivers arrested for DUI might actually be acquitted, a Tennessee lawmaker is pushing a bill that would [...]
111. The police in Whitewater, Wisc. crack down hard on online bullies – particularly when they’re the target.
112. A-raiding we will go:
Massive sweeps in Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas nets hundreds of arrests, 1,300 traffic tickets and some seized cash. All in the name of
103. More isolated incidents: an ATF squad hits the wrong house in Miami, damaging the front door and breaking windows from tear-gas canisters fired into the house. Among the non-criminals in the house were a woman and her 3-year-old son.
104. Hey you damn kids, get off my monument: a group of [...]
97. Our heroic war on drugs:
Two teens are shot by a Howard County, MD police officer during an investigation into suspected drug activity. A couple in Pennsylvania, Steve and Karen Haver, narrowly avoids losing their home after police, while investigating a burglar alarm at their residence, found five [...]
92. Police agencies in Kentucky go on a “Byrne Blitz”—a concerted effort to increase drug seizures and arrests to ensure that the Federal funding spigot continues to flow freely.
93. First Amendment follies:
A Santeria priest sues a Texas town over their prohibition against animal sacrifice. An Illinois delegate [...]
Sorry for the extended hiatus here; the last couple of months have not been conducive to making regular updates. I am reworking how I keep track of stories for the blog, which I’m hoping will make it easier for me to post nightly and not let the backlog pile up. I’ve saved off so many [...]
89. Dispatches from around the United Nanny States of America:
The Dallas City Council passes new laws banning the use of cell phones while driving through school zones and requiring increased monitoring of Internet usage in public libraries, joining other recent laws banning toy guns in parks and restricting panhandling. They’re also [...]
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