Radley Balko makes a compelling case that the militarized police is the type of standing army our Founders said was inconsistent with liberty.

As Americans gathered around their televisions Sunday night to watch the showdown between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks, an FBI sting operation had already successfully rescued from the sex trade 16 juveniles, some as young as 13, and more than 50 adult women who were brought to New Jersey by their pimps in the weeks leading up to the Super Bowl.

 

 

A candidate for mayor of San Jose has offered a plan to grant police access to privately owned surveillance cameras.

 

 

 

On Wednesday the Supreme Court justices heard oral arguments in Abramski v. United States, a case where it will be decided if someone can purchase a gun on behalf of another person — a straw man gun purchase. 

The towering list of appalling evidence of corruption by former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell and his wife Maureen presented to the grand jury has effectively ended McDonnell's political career.

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