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Federal Judges Are Waging War on the Fourth Amendment

In 1984, as part of Ronald Reagan’s renewed war on drugs, the Drug Enforcement Administration launched Operation Pipeline. This program was inspired by the strategies employed by state troopers in New Mexico who, after pulling […]

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A Mixed Assessment of Police Body Cameras

When former Baltimore cop Peter Moskos returned to his old beat during a ride-along, the banter was lighthearted until his partner said, “Body camera on.” The mood darkened. “You instantly thought, ‘God, what might I […]

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6 Terrible New Tech Bills in Congress

While expressing concern for free speech and privacy, lawmakers are seriously threatening both. ELIZABETH NOLAN BROWN | 8.8.2019 7:00 AM (zerocreatives Westend61/Newscom) Sen. Josh Hawley (R–Mo.) has taken a lot of heat for a recent proposal to ban […]

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Prince George’s police chief ends ‘unauthorized program’ that awarded officers comp time for increased enforcement

By Lynh BuiAugust 7 at 7:36 PM Two Prince George’s County police commanders have been removed from their posts for implementing an unauthorized program that rewarded officers with time off for increased enforcement. Prince George’s County […]

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Gun Control Cases to Watch at the Supreme Court

What’s next for the Second Amendment at SCOTUS? DAMON ROOT | 8.7.2019 10:05 AM (Kevin Dietsch/SIPA/Newscom) The U.S. Supreme Court has not heard a major gun control case since 2010’s McDonald v. Chicago, in which that city’s handgun […]

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Republicans Who Support Gun Confiscation Laws Imagine ‘Due Process’ That Does Not Exist on Paper or in Practice

Here is how the states with “red flag” laws fail to protect the constitutional rights of gun owners. JACOB SULLUM | 8.7.2019 12:55 PM (Sipa/Newscom) When President Donald Trump endorsed “red flag laws” on Monday, he described them as […]

Citizen Oversight

IRS Officer Tries To Arrest Cop

By Kaitlin DurbinThe Blade, Toledo, Ohio LUCAS COUNTY, Ohio — The Blade has obtained new bodycam footage from Toledo police of what happened after a security guard pulled his gun on a uniformed Lucas County sheriff’s deputy at the […]