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Georgia SWAT Team Has Sordid Past

 
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Georgia SWAT Team Has Sordid Past

Following up on the story of a toddler who was critically injured when a Georgia drug task force set off a flash bang while executing a no-knock warrant, WaPo‘s Radley Balko points out the same unit was responsible for the death of an innocent pastor, Jonathan Ayers, in 2009. In my post on Ayers, I noted […]


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Victory for Hemp!

Late last night, by a vote of 246-162, the House voted on, and passed, Rep Thomas Massie’s hemp amendment C4L urged our members to take action on yesterday. The amendment simply stated, “that no funds may be used by the Department of Justice or the Drug Enforcement Administration to violate the clear language of section 7606, […]


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Tell Congress to Vote YES on Massie’s Hemp Amendment!

Later today, the House will vote on a bipartisan amendment offered by Reps. Massie, Blumenauer, Polis, Barr, and Bonamici to address the legal confusion regarding Section 7606 of the Farm bill relating to industrial hemp. This amendment is meant to prevent the DEA from harassing other states, like Kentucky recently experienced, when trying to begin […]


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Don’t Shoot the Messenger

Since Glenn Greenwald first exposed the NSA’s vast unconstitutional surveillance program last year, a strange phenomenon has developed wherein certain elements of the media have slavishly defended the U.S. government and relentlessly attacked Greenwald and his source Edward Snowden, going so far as suggesting that Greenwald himself should be charged with a crime. Watch as […]


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Sorry, Chamber of Commerce, Fed Transparency Is More Important

Last week, like a parent admonishing their child, the Chamber of Commerce published a condescending attack on Senator Paul’s attempt to force a vote on Audit the Fed in exchange for votes on nominees to the Fed’s Board of Governors. While the author acknowledged Senator Paul’s request is in line with longstanding Senate traditions, the […]


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