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2014-10-20 :: madlibertarianguy // Authoritarianism + Constitution + Law enforcement + LE
TFB

Too. Fucking. Bad. Apple has recently presented its latest Mac OS X operating system for desktop and laptop computers, encouraging its customers to use FileVault disk encryption technology to keep their data secure. The tool would also prevent NSA or FBI from having access to phones and computers. Google said it wanted to follow suit […]

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2011-04-24 :: madlibertarianguy // Authoritarianism + Dumbassery + Law enforcement + LE
Priorities

So important, ICE agents didn’t even have time to investigate before SWAT teaming a guy with an unprotected wireless network. Yahoo News: People who keep an open wireless router won’t necessarily know when someone else is piggybacking on the signal, which usually reaches 300-400 feet, though a slower connection may be a clue. For the […]

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thenewspaper.com: ACLU learned that the police had acquired the cell phone scanning devices and in August 2008 filed an official request for records on the program, including logs of how the devices were used. The state police responded by saying they would provide the information only in return for a payment of $544,680. The ACLU […]

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2011-04-18 :: madlibertarianguy // Authoritarianism + Dumbassery + Firearms + Law enforcement + LE
Puppycide

Puppycide. Sherronda Aycox was devastated over the loss of her 8-month old blue pit bull Capone, and for what she and her neighbors believe was dangerous and irresponsible behavior by Camden Police. Residents say officers responded to a fight between teenagers around 9:00pm Friday night. Aycox says Capone darted out of the partially opened door […]

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2011-04-16 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Law enforcement + LE + War on Drugs
The Drug War Is Doing Just Fine

Yep. The escalation of the drug war in Mexico is definitely doing just fine. Even after government promises of more security following the discovery of a mass grave holding the remains of 72 Central and South American migrants last summer, also in San Fernando, Tamaulipas remains a state that experts describe as ungoverned — or […]

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2011-04-15 :: madlibertarianguy // Authoritarianism + Dumbassery + Law enforcement + LE
Mother v Tank

PrisonPlanet: Maryanne’s attorney, Allison Folmar, claims her client never shot at police in a report in the Voice of Detroit, which reports that the police sent the “Detroit Special Response Team (SRT) officers who descended on the home with a tank and assault weapons. Video footage shows individual officers staking out the house, taking cover […]

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In the event that anyone just can’t fathom why civil libertarians have a general dislike for cops and their authoritarian culture, peruse down to Police Link’s article concerning a girl who was detained for recording the police in a public space and take a gander at the comments. Some fine examples from our esteemed law […]

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2011-04-01 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Law enforcement + LE
South Africa Seems to Get It

Now only if American police would get on board with the whole “demilitarization because American citizens are NOT fucking battelfield enemies of the police” thing. Via The Sunday Independent: In papers filed at the court, the police say the need for discipline was the main reason for the change in rank structure. However, the union […]

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2010-11-27 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Law enforcement + LE + Regulation + War on Drugs
Just What We Need

Unsurprisingly, a WaPo opinion columnist thinks that we need to really commit to more war in the War on Drugs™. You know, because over 40 years, an untold number of deaths, trillions of dollars, and zero effect on drug use (which doesn’t even question the idea that keeping people from getting high is a morally […]

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2010-11-03 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Government + Law enforcement + LE
Comforting

It’s comforting to know that while the TSA is fondling people who don’t want to be ogled by their security thugs, and rifling through our belongings under the guise of “security”, they’re busy protecting the privacy and identity of one of their screeners who was caught falsely claiming to have found cocaine in people’s luggage […]

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Sheriff Lee Baca in an interview with Robert Faturechi of the L.A. Times: Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca said Friday his deputies’ marijuana enforcement would not change even if Proposition 19, which would legalize the drug in California, passes Nov. 2. “Proposition 19 is not going to pass, even if it passes,” Baca said […]

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Despite some potential misgivings about Rand Paul as a candidate, I will be voting for him for the simple reason that every law enforcement agency in the state has sided with Conway. If cops unanimously support a particular candidate, surely said candidate is an immoral statist ready to use cops violently in order to support […]

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2010-07-11 :: madlibertarianguy // LE
Another “Hero” Keeping Us Safe From Preggies

Another day, another fucked up police beating; this time of a menacing pregnant woman, causing her to miscarry. Vic Rykaert of the Indystar: Metro police are reviewing a woman’s claim that a beating from a police officer caused her to lose her unborn child, said Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Chief Paul Ciesielski. What are the […]

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2010-07-11 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + LE + War on Drugs
Another Question

‘Ain’t prohibition great?

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2010-07-11 :: madlibertarianguy // LE
“Heroes” in Blue

Officers taze a 10 year old boy for having a smart mouth and beat the shit out of an 80 year old man for “posturing.” As should be predicted, they were cleared of official wrongdoing despite eyewitness accounts and official omission of the juicy bits from police reports. When the fuck are we going to […]

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2010-07-05 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + LE + War on Drugs
“It’s Where the Money Is”

Justin Scheck via The Wall Street Journal: Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko, his budget under pressure in a weak economy, has laid off staff, reduced patrols and even released jail inmates. But there’s one mission on which he’s spending more than in recent years: pot busts. The reason is simple: If he steps up his […]

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2010-06-22 :: madlibertarianguy // LE
Out. Of. Control.

Radley Balko’s weekly kick in the nuts: First, the dog obviously poses no immediate threat to anyone. It’s chained. Until the officer starts chasing it with a restraining pole, the dog is calmly lying on the ground. Second, even if you take the neighbor’s complaint and the police report at face value, the dog never […]

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2010-06-17 :: madlibertarianguy // LE
I’m Trying Mightily Not to Explode

Fuckin’ Cops.

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2010-05-26 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + LE + Legislation
You Don’t Say

Spenser S. Hsu via The Washington Post: Arizona’s new crackdown on illegal immigration will increase crime in U.S. cities, not reduce it, by driving a wedge between police and immigrant communities, police chiefs from several of the state’s and the nation’s largest cities said Wednesday. You don’t say.

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2010-05-21 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Government + LE
Land of the Free

Where if by free, you mean the biggest fucking prison population in the world.  And you thought we didn’t have a statist problem.

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