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Occupy . The 1st Amendment . "... Or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." Note: It doesn't also say: "only when they ...
by jamess
Comment Count 69 comments on Sun Jun 09, 2013 at 01:39 PM PDT with 166 Recommends
Rep. Alan Grayson on the NSA: [...] Let’s start with the name of the court, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court . As the name of the act implies, the jurisdiction of the court is ...
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Comment Count 134 comments on Sun Jun 16, 2013 at 09:42 AM PDT with 127 Recommends
Do you own a Cell Phone? Do you know where your Cell has been lately? Justice Department 'Complies' With FOIA Request For GPS Tracking Memos; Hands ACLU 111 Fully Redacted Pages by Tim Cushing, ...
by jamess
Comment Count 17 comments on Wed Jun 12, 2013 at 08:17 PM PDT with 40 Recommends
Time to Discuss the Patriot Act TomUdall.Senate.gov -- Feb 23, 2011 [... Senator Tom Udall: ] My opposition was unpopular at the time , but when the details of the new law were examined, the ...
by jamess
Comment Count 36 comments on Sun Jun 09, 2013 at 08:36 AM PDT with 35 Recommends
Item number 1 that the offending cops apparently ran out of: Time . Tamir Rice shooting tragedy: Editorial cartoon by Jeff Darcy, Northeast Ohio Media Group; cleveland.com -- Nov 29, 2014 ...
by jamess
Comment Count 44 comments on Sat Nov 29, 2014 at 09:53 AM PST with 31 Recommends
First, remember this link, this Bill, and this Petition: Alan Grayson to offer “Mind Your Own Business Act” to stop NSA spying by Gaius Publius, americablog.com -- 6/14/2013 [...] The ...
by jamess
Comment Count 12 comments on Sat Jun 15, 2013 at 04:53 PM PDT with 28 Recommends
George Orwell warned of Big Government surveillance and the erosion of personal freedoms. While full of stark imagery and vivid descriptors, somehow I think he missed the complexity of 'wars without ...
by jamess
Comment Count 28 comments on Fri Jun 07, 2013 at 08:30 AM PDT with 25 Recommends
Question : if the State of Texas changes their "rules" for proving you are, who your Voter Registration says you are, right before an Election -- is that fair? Is that Democratic? Or is it just ...
by jamess
Comment Count 7 comments on Fri Oct 25, 2013 at 12:48 PM PDT with 24 Recommends
Florida Governor Rick Scott keeps falling back on the Report of his self-apointed Task Force, in the face of ongoing Citizen Protests in Florida's Capitol building. Florida Governor Rick Scott ...
by jamess
Comment Count 16 comments on Tue Jul 23, 2013 at 06:18 AM PDT with 23 Recommends
Americans used to have rights. Primarily the Right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. Also we supposedly have the the right to be "secure from unreasonable searches and seizures of ...
by jamess
Comment Count 19 comments on Sun May 24, 2015 at 09:40 AM PDT with 18 Recommends
There has been a legal game unfolding before our very eyes for quite a while now. Some remain gleefully glib about it. Others sternfully serious. It's only our Constitution, and in particular our ...
by jamess
Comment Count 14 comments on Sat Jun 08, 2013 at 09:45 AM PDT with 14 Recommends
One class of citizens gets swept up and crammed into "holding cells" -- denied the basic America Right of knowing why they're being held. (the other class, is doing the "sweeping" ...) They are ...
by jamess
Comment Count 10 comments on Fri May 01, 2015 at 10:22 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
When police can kill people of color with impunity, and not have to face trial for their probable crimes -- then something is definitely wrong with our Justice System. When the victims of such ...
by jamess
Comment Count 12 comments on Wed Dec 03, 2014 at 06:13 PM PST with 13 Recommends
President Barack Obama, today : And for those who resist that idea that we should think about something like these "stand your ground" laws , I'd just ask people to consider, if Trayvon Martin was ...
by jamess
Comment Count 9 comments on Fri Jul 19, 2013 at 02:33 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
It takes a lot of effort to protect the scales of justice: to balance the need for security with our Citizens' Constitutional claims to freedom. Surveillance Under the Foreign Intelligence ...
by jamess
Comment Count 14 comments on Mon Jun 10, 2013 at 05:57 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
Who says citizen action doesn't matter? A strong outcry by the locals -- forestalled the Super-Surveillance Society, at least for now anyways ... Seattle mayor scuttles police plans to use ...
by jamess
Comment Count 22 comments on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 08:42 AM PST with 10 Recommends
Like the Church Committee "review" of Government "shadowy" overreach, way back in the 70's. It was the Congress' push-back after the "exceptional" fallout of Watergate. The Church Committee ...
by jamess
Comment Count 6 comments on Wed Aug 14, 2013 at 05:57 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
The Fourth Amendment says they need "probable cause" of something, in order to "search and seize" our effects, or invade our space: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, ...
by jamess
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed Jun 12, 2013 at 05:53 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
BEFORE the Patriot Act (BPA), there was such a thing as "probable cause" ... for many hard-fought historical reasons . The requirement of the need for "probable cause" before invading another ...
by jamess
Comment Count 6 comments on Sat Jun 08, 2013 at 02:30 PM PDT with 5 Recommends