FEDERAL JUDGE SAYS RECORDING POLICE NOT PROTECTED BY THE FIRST AMENDMENT

SOURCE: TECH DIRT  Over the years, the nation’s courts have moved towards recognizing First Amendment protections for citizens who film public servants carrying out public duties. Nearly every case has involved a citizen arrested for filming police officers, suggesting far too many law enforcement entities still feel their public actions deserve some sort of secrecy — even…

GALVESTON POLICE SERGEANT INDICTED ON CRIMINAL TRESPASS CHARGE FOR SEARCHING ACTIVIST’S CAR WITHOUT A WARRANT

SOURCE: HOUSTON CHRONICLE A Galveston city police sergeant has been indicted by a grand jury on a misdemeanor criminal trespass charge arising from the search of a self-described video activist’s vehicle, according to prosecutors. The Galveston County district attorney’s office alleges that Sgt. Archie Chapman “located, entered, and searched” the car of Phillip Turner, a…

CLIVEN BUNDY ARRESTED BY FBI AFTER FLYING INTO PDX

SOURCE: KGW 8 NEWS PORTLAND, Ore. — Cliven Bundy, the father of Ammon Bundy, the arrested leader of the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, was booked in Multnomah County Jail Wednesday night. It was posted on the Bundy Ranch’s official Facebook page Wednesday night that Bundy would be heading to Burns. The announcement…

OREGON STANDOFF: FBI MOVES IN ON LAST REFUGE OCCUPIERS

SOURCE: OREGON LIVE The live stream that broadcast online what appears to be the last stage of the refuge occupation stopped after more than five hours. The phone feed ended as the occupiers headed to their night camp, preparing to surrender Thursday morning. They said they have a promise that the encircling FBI agents would leave…

A SAD TIME FOR ITAWAMBA COUNTY

Justin Gage | TyrantWatch Full Disclosure: The writer of this article is a former resident (20+ years) of Itawamba County with family still residing there. The publisher of the article is a current resident who has several relatives residing in Itawamba County as well. We’ve tried to stay relatively neutral on the matter, hoping for…

RON PAUL: WHY I HAVE HOPE

Ron Paul | Mises.org I think the most exciting message for me today is that things are changing. Often, when I come to these events, people ask me, “isn’t this grueling, isn’t this very tough?” It’s not, though, and it’s actually a little bit selfish on my part, because I get energized when I meet…

DANGEROUS SPEECH: WOULD THE FOUNDERS BE CONSIDERED DOMESTIC EXTREMISTS TODAY?

SOURCE: JOHN WHITEHEAD VIA THE RUTHERFORD INSTITUTE Not only has free speech become a four-letter word – profane, obscene, uncouth, not to be uttered in so-called public places – but in more and more cases, the government deems free speech to be downright dangerous and in some instances illegal. The U.S. government has become particularly intolerant…

OREGON STATE SHERIFF’S ASSOCIATION SIDES WITH FEDS AGAINST AMERICAN CITIZENS IN OREGON OVER UNCONSTITUTIONAL LAND GRAB

Tim Brown | The Washington Standard Following the murder of LaVoy Finicum and the continued unconstitutional stand of Harney County Sheriff David Ward, The Oregon State Sheriff’s Association (OSSA) sided with Ward and the federal government against the citizens that gathered at the Malheur Wildlife Refuge Center. Instead of recognizing that the constitution does not give…

ITAWAMBA COUNTY: WHAT THEY DIDN’T TELL YOU

Charlie Jay | TyrantWatch In an attempt to have the Ten Commandments removed from the Itawamba County courthouse in Mississippi, the Freedom From Religion Foundation cited in a letter to the Board of Supervisors that the Supreme Court Ruled in McCreary County v. ACLU of Kentucky, 545 U.S. 844 (2005) that the Ten Commandments display is…

UPDATE – ITAWAMBA COUNTY: YOU HAVE A VOICE!

Article by Justin Gage | TyrantWatch ***BREAKING UPDATE***- Sources confirm that Itawamba County officials are discussing a reversal of decision pending a response from the Liberty Institute and other Constitutional scholars in regards to the legality of the Ten Commandments display within the county courthouse. The voices of the citizens of Itawamba County are being heard…