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After several community meetings, a San Jose city commission has decided to endorse use of a police drone. The pilot project still needs approval from the city council, but this marks an important step for police in getting the public to buy in. More. Tweet

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People were stopped and not arrested more than 250,000 times by Chicago police officers from May 2014 to August 2014 — a rate much higher than New York City’s police department at the height of its use of stop-and-frisk in 2011, according to a new report by the ACLU of Illinois. The report,released Monday, said Chicago overuses the highly criticized practice — which, much like New York’s, disproportionately targets black people and other minorities. The review found that black people were stopped at a much higher rate. According to the report, African-Americans were subject to […]

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From TSA Watch: We are seeking funds to start a National Watchdog Group that will force the Transportation Security Agency (TSA) to clean up their act. We are a Citizen Watchdog Group, working to protect traveler rights and dignity from abuses by the TSA. We strive to ensure no violations go unreported and grievances are addressed and redressed. Mission Statement: TSA Watch is a new membership organization being built to will serve the traveling public, American Citizens and Visitors, by working to ensure personal liberty is not sacrificed in the pursuit of national security. For […]

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WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL Superintendent Hugh Taylor feels it forces the school teachers to act as parents and also questions. What happens if a child becomes so offended they have to leave the theater? High school History club students were banned from seeing the movie “Selma” because there is obscene language and racial profanity in the movie. Since this is a school outing, parents were presumably sent permission slips so the school’s stance that they don’t want to be the parents is moot. If your child cannot handle being offended, then […]

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State Sen. C.B. Embry, from Butler County, recently introduced the Kentucky Student Privacy Act, which would make transgender students in public schools use the bathrooms which correspond with their sex assigned at birth. “I just don’t think people of a different biological sex should, children, should be allowed into restrooms who are not the same sex that they are,” Embry said. “I think that’s very upsetting to a number of students and parents.” As someone who has traveled the world from a young age and used many unisex bathrooms, get over yourselves. What Embry thinks […]

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