If you make your living off killing, it’s helpful to pretend any “stigma” attached to your profession is old-fashioned and hopelessly behind the times.
Finding Americans fed up with governmental abuses isn’t hard. They wonder why we have politicians who spend too much, bureaucrats who regulate too much, and officials who limit our freedom at almost every turn.
Southern California is known for many things: Hollywood, the Los Angeles Dodgers, a great punk rock scene, and amazing weather. Though the state is justifiably mocked for its significant budget programs and heavy regulatory burden, it has some of the better civil asset forfeiture laws in the country, though that isn’t saying much considering how most states practically encourage abuse of this pernicious tool.
Michigan, like so many other states, has seen significant abuse of civil asset forfeiture laws by law enforcement. The Detroit Free Press found that law enforcement seized property and cash worth at least $ 24.3 million in 2013. Many of the property owners were never charged with, let alone convicted of, a crime.
The Montana Legislature has approved a bill providing a crucial protection to innocent people whose property could be confiscated by overzealous law enforcement.
- She is expected to take over as head of the U.S. Justice Department on Monday, replacing Eric Holder
- ‘Loretta’s confirmation ensures that we are better positioned to keep our communities safe, keep our nation secure, and ensure that every American experiences justice under the law,’ said the president
- Lynch, 55, was approved by a 56–43 vote; ten Republicans voted for Lynch, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
- GOP presidential candidate Marco Rubio did not; Ted Cruz tried to stop her nomination from moving forward and was missing during the final vote
- An invitation flying around Twitter shows Cruz has a fundraiser tonight at former Texas Rangers’ owner and billionaire Tom Hicks’ Dallas home
The fight over ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion escalated Monday, as Texas’s Republican governor backed a lawsuit from Florida against the Obama administration.
The first Earth Day took place in 1970, when I was a high school senior, and that day set the course of my life for the next 25 years. Convinced of the need to protect the environment and realizing that forests were a key part of the environment in my home state of Oregon, I elected to attend forestry school, graduating in 1974.
The Supreme Court ruled 6–3 on Tuesday that the Constitution forbids police from holding a suspect without probable cause, even for fewer than 10 extra minutes.
- The image of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev flipping off a camera in his jail cell was first shown in court on Tuesday
- It wasn’t released to the public until Wednesday though, when it was entered into evidence
- Prosecutors say the image is evidence that Tsarnaev is unrepentant for his crimes and therefore deserving of the death penalty
- However, defense attorneys for the convicted 21-year-old terrorist say the still from the surveillance video was taken out of context