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Federal Police Beat Veteran, Supreme Court May Hear Case

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José Oliva survived the bloodiest year in Vietnam, but he most feared for his life when he was brutally beaten in an unprovoked attack by federal officers in a Veterans Affairs hospital in his hometown of El Paso, Texas that left him with several injuries, two of which required surgery. On January 29, 2021, the Institute for Justice filed an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court asking it to reverse the 5th Circuit decision that ruled federal officers—such as those in a VA hospital—may act with impunity and not be held accountable for their actions, no matter how unconstitutional. “I feared...

News Roundup 7/1/20

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News The Supreme Court ruled against a strict Louisiana abortion law. Chief Justice John Roberts joined the liberal members in a 5-4 decision. [Link] The Colorado police officers that killed Elijah McClain were placed on paid leave after photos surfaced showing them near the place that McClain died. [Link] Police killed five other men the same day George Floyd was murdered. [Link] A Senator introduces a bill to reform qualified immunity. [Link] Overdose deaths are spiking during the lockdown. [Link] China The FCC declares two Chinese telecoms to be national security threats. [Link]...

News Roundup 6/8/20

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

George Floyd Protests Two Buffalo police officers were fired and charged with 2nd-degree assault for pushing a 75-year-old man to the ground. The rest of the Buffalo emergency response police team resigned from the team in protest of the officers being fired. [Link] The AP finds most protesters in DC and Minneapolis were local and not affiliated with any group. [Link] US Press Freedom Tracker finds the police are responsible for 80% of the attacks against journalists. [Link] CBS News reports Trump wanted to deploy 10,000 troops across the country but was talked out of it by advisers....

News Roundup 3/17/20

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News The primaries in Ohio, Georgia, and Louisiana have been postponed due to coronavirus. The primaries in Florida, Illinois, and Arizona will be held today. [Link]The Senate passes a bill that will extend the life of three mass surveillance programs - including the section 215 program - by 77 days. The programs expired on March 15th. Senators Paul and Lee are pushing an extension that includes reforms to the FISA court. The House already passed a bill that has minimal reforms to prevent government abuses of the program. [Link]The US Peace Corps suspends all operations because of...

Senate Passes Iran War Powers Resolution

In a vote of 55-45, the Senate passed the Iran War Powers Resolution on Thursday afternoon, setting out opposition to any unauthorized war with Iran, and instructing the president not to deploy troops for such a war. Voting was heavily along party lines, with Democrats and some antiwar Republicans managing to pass the resolution in the face of mocking opposition from the Republican leadership, who insisted the resolution could never survive a Trump veto, and was a sign of weakness against Iran. The Senate Republicans supporting were Mike Lee of Utah, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Susan Collins...

BREAKING: Houston Cop Who Lied About Raid that Killed Innocent Couple—Charged with Murder

Houston, TX — The murder of an innocent Houston couple made national headlines earlier this year as police took to smearing their names and threatening those who didn’t believe their official narrative. As the months passed, we learned that the Houston police department’s raid on the home of Dennis Tuttle and Rhogena Nicholas was based on lies and they were murdered for no reason. In May, the case had reached a turning point after the family hired a forensics expert to examine the home and found that there is no evidence the officers encountered gunfire. And, moments ago, the cop who lied...

Red Flags Is All They Will Ever See

With both the left and right calling for supposed “Red Flag Laws”, we have to take a step back and look at what the State is trying to accomplish here.  Lindsey Graham said that “The Second Amendment is not a suicide pact.”  The politicians say they are concerned with dangerous people having “easy” access to guns.  That sounds good on the surface, but if you study history, you will find that psychology has been used in the past by authoritarians as a cudgeol. Politicians are no stranger to abusing psychiatry for their own ends.  In the Soviet Union, it was regularly used to keep...

Joe Biden: The Architect of America’s Disastrous War on Drugs

My prediction is Joe Biden will not be the Democratic nominee.  He has a lifetime record of supporting the worst policies.  The younger Progressive Democrats will not support him in the primaries. Brittany Hunter at Foundation for Economic Freedom reminds us that Joe is a long time supporter of the War on Drugs. They sure kept this quiet. In 1998, Biden’s daughter Ashley was arrested for cannabis possession in Louisiana. While others arrested for the same offense faced sentences sometimes spanning decades, Ashley Biden was never convicted of any drug-related crime. In 2014, Hunter Biden...

The Perverse Incentives of Punishment

Todd Entrekin, the sheriff of the small Alabama county of Etowah, recently found himself in the national spotlight when an Alabama newspaper discovered that over the course of three years he pocketed at least $750,000 budgeted for feeding the people detained in his county jail. While the inmates in his jail ate meat from a package labeled “not fit for human consumption,” the sheriff bought himself a $740,000 beach house. And it was all seemingly legal, thanks to a 1911 Alabama law that many sheriffs interpret to mean that whatever funds they don’t spend on their jails they can keep for...

News Roundup 3/28/18

Police are using dead peoples fingerprints to unlock their iPhones. [Link] A Louisiana police officer records herself on her OWN body camera admitting she was conducting an illegal search. [Link] The Baton Rouge police officers who were involved in the murder of Alton Sterling will not be charged. [Link] Texas police shoot an unarmed man whose pants were around his ankles. [Link] Trump announces he will end the deportation protections for 4,000 Liberians. Those immigrants will have 18 months to leave the US. [Link] A provision in the Omnibus spending bill bans the US from giving weapons...

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News Roundup 6/27/2022

US News An Afghan prisoner who was held in US custody for nearly 15 years without charge was released from the Guantanamo Bay detention center and returned to Afghanistan. [Link] Ukraine War  President Joe Biden said Sunday that the Group of Seven will ban Russian...

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Ending the Yemen War

There's a Resolution in the House, HJ Res 87, a War Powers Resolution demanding an end to all support for Saudi and UAE's war in Yemen. The new Libertarian Party is working with all the great Yemen war activists to do a pressure campaign on Congress to support it....

The Libertarian Party is Beating the Drums for Peace

For the people turning 21 this fall, America has been at war their entire lives. The Global War on Terror has reached its second generation of soldiers. Defense spending and the global presence of the U.S. military and armaments continue to proliferate. The...

Privacy and the Constitution

"[B]oth the [']liberals['] and the conservatives misunderstand privacy. The conservatives engage in a narrow and unnatural reading of the Constitution in order to avoid seeing what they do not wish to see, while the [']liberals['] find in the Constitution not...

Week of Action on Yemen

Scott Horton and the Libertarian Party, among others, are whipping up support for a week of action to end US involvement in the Yemen War. And you can help. H.J. Res. 87 was introduced on May 31. The bill would "direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from...

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6/20/22 Ramzy Baroud on Israel, Palestine and Mali

 Download Episode. Scott is joined by journalist and author Ramzy Baroud to discuss the deterioration of Israeli Politics and the war in Mali. Israel will hold its fifth election in four years after yet another failure to form a government. Baroud gives some...

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COI #294: The NYT Reveals CIA Officers are Operating in Ukraine

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https://youtu.be/HsXj83JNUb4 In May 1939, Treasury Secretary Henry J. Morgenthau Jr., one of Franklin Roosevelt's best friends, testified before the House Ways and Means Committee: "I say after eight years of this Administration we have just as much unemployment as...

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Proxy Wars…The Punishment Due Ep. 221

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National Review Senior Editor Turns Rothbardian Ep. 220

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https://youtu.be/yI1ND-TJR8g This week's episode is a mirror of my recent appearance on the Hrvoje Moric Show on Tnt Radio. We discuss the war in Ukraine, China, and the brave new world we are sleepwalking into. Hrvoje is the host of Geopolitics and Empire Podcast....

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