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The U.S. Supreme Court Is Marching in Lockstep with the Police State

Worth reading it all. Summary is below. rutherford.org:

A review of the Supreme Court’s rulings over the past 10 years, including some critical ones this term, reveals a startling and steady trend towards pro-police state rulings by an institution concerned more with establishing order and protecting government agents than with upholding the rights enshrined in the Constitution.

Police officers can use lethal force in car chases without fear of lawsuits. 

Police officers can stop cars based only on “anonymous” tips.

Secret Service agents are not accountable for their actions, as long as they’re done in the name of security.

Citizens only have a right to remain silent if they assert it.

Police have free reign to use drug-sniffing dogs as “search warrants on leashes,” justifying any and all police searches of vehicles stopped on the roadside.

Police can forcibly take your DNA, whether or not you’ve been convicted of a crime.

Police can stop, search, question and profile citizens and non-citizens alike.

Police can subject Americans to virtual strip searches, no matter the “offense.”

More missing emails, crashed hard drives, this time at EPA

It worked so well as an excuse for the IRS, so the EPA is jumping on the "we lost all the email" bandwagon.   foxnews.com:

The Internal Revenue Service isn’t the only government agency dealing with missing emails or faulty hard drives.

Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy on Wednesday cited a similar cyber snafu during a House Oversight Committee hearing.

“Another missing hard drive?” Rep. Mark Meadows, R-NC, asked McCarthy.

She responded, “We are having trouble acquiring the data.”

Wednesday’s hearing was called in response to allegations of rampant employee misconduct as well as a pattern of obstruction of oversight efforts by the committee.

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., threatened to hold the EPA in contempt of Congress over subpoenaed documents he claimed her agency was purposely withholding.

“You have not complied with the subpoena,” Issa charged. “I’m informing you today that it is my intention to hold the Environmental Protection Agency in contempt.”

The EPA is being accused of slow-walking several requests by the House committee to provide lawmakers with documents involving alleged employee misconduct on a number of thorny issues, including conflicts among the EPA, the Office of Inspector General and agency management as well as the EPA’s action related to the veto of the controversial Pebble Mine project in Alaska.

Obama-Appointed Judge Rules that U.S. Border Fence is Racist

From tpnn.com:

It now looks like protecting the U.S. border has become a victim of political correctness, regardless that it is one of the very few constitutionally mandated functions of the federal government.

Using the race card to justify not finishing the fence along the porous U.S.-Mexican border shouldn’t come as a big surprise. After all, the race card has infiltrated and politicized every other excuse for tyranny. This story, from the “You Just Can’t Make This Stuff Up” file, comes via  Judicial Watch

Lerner e-mails likely gone forever, IRS claims, as hard drive was “thrown away”

I still think that the "lost emails" claim is totally bogus. Unless she was using POP3 to access her mail, was only using that single computer, never had backups, never made archives, and had no retention on the server side - or they were intentionally nuked by someone - there would be a way to get those messages.  She could have gone through multiple hard drives and still had those emails sitting on the mail server.  Heck, I've formatted my computer multiple times, never had to restore from backup, and still have never lost an email that I wanted to keep. hotair.com:

Old and busted: “The dog ate our e-mails.” New hotness: “The dog ate our e-mails, so we put him down.” The IRS announced last night — after a subpoena from House Oversight chair Darrell Issa — that Lois Lerner’s hard drive had been either “thrown away” or recycled, which means at least for the moment that none of her interagency e-mails can be recovered:

“We’ve been informed that the hard drive has been thrown away,” Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, the top Republican on the Finance Committee, said in a brief hallway interview.

Two additional sources told POLITICO the same late Wednesday, citing IRS officials.

New Law Would Give Illegal Immigrants The Right To Vote, Collect Government Benefits

From shtfplan.com:

In recent weeks tens of thousands of illegal immigrants have flooded the southern border of the United States. So much so that border patrol agents are overwhelmed to the point where security along the Rio Grande river has become virtually non-existent. Instead of making arrests, detaining and deporting those who cross into America illegally, many immigration agents are reportedly mixing baby food and changing diapers for children left displaced by parents who’ve abandoned them in the hopes their kids would find greener pastures in the U.S.

The inaction on the part of the Federal government has left many bewildered. Some insiders at Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have even gone so far as to suggest that the entire situation has been orchestrated by the Obama administration in an effort to increase their voter base ahead of the upcoming national elections this year and in 2016. That allegation may have seemed ridiculous to supporters of amnesty legislation and immigration reform, who argue that allowing immigrants into America is a humanitarian issue.

Valedictorian stands up for what he believes in

Black man driving white wife to work has car seized by Liberal NYC for “illegal cab service”

Not only ridiculous, but chock full of racial profiling. liberallogic101.com:

Married couple Dan Keys Jr., 66, and Symone Palermo, 53 were recently investigated by a New York City government agency because Dan was under suspicion of running an illegal cab service.

The incident unfolded when Keys, 66, dropped off Palermo at a Flushing mall, where she works in a Bob’s Discount Furniture store, according to legal documents.

He was then approached by TLC employees who charged that his passenger had left the back seat, which meant he was providing her an illegal ride.

They falsely claimed “the white female passenger exchanged money and that the passenger had confirmed that the Town Car was being operated as a taxi,” according to the lawsuit filed last week in Queens Supreme Court.

“Upon information, the only reason that the TLC agents stopped Keys was because they observed an African-American male driving what they thought to be a white female,” court papers charged.

They added that Palermo, 53 — who is biracial — then returned to the car and explained she is the driver’s wife.

But the Bayside couple’s explanations fell on deaf ears.

They both received summonses — the wife got one as the registered owner of the car — and the agents allegedly continued the charade to cover up their mistake.

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