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Tag: police state
  • DHS/Cincy SWAT on Campus for Unannounced Drill on 9/11

    With regards to the Department of Homeland Security/Cincinnati SWAT team training on campus, there are several reasons why I, along with several other UC students, people in the community, my parents, and other students parents, are concerned with what went on this past week. I believe as taxpayers on a student-funded campus at a public …

  • Police State Arrives at Western Illinois University

    This past Saturday, I became an eye witness to what the term ‘police state’ really means. The following is a letter to the editor that I wrote to the school newspaper the following day. I’m not sure if riot control has been used on any other Universities, other than during the Pittsburgh G20. Please spread …

  • Delaware DOT Keeps Kids Safe from Basketball

    Sounds a bit like an Onion headline, doesn’t it? Every now and again there are instances of an overly intrusive government that defy logic and demand greater context. This video below is an interview with a resident of a Delaware town concerning the removal of basketball hoops in his neighborhood. Why the Delaware Department of …

  • A Militarization of U.S. Police

    Who watches the Watchmen? Radley Balko of The Agitator and  Reason Magazine discusses the state of America’s police forces. Specifically, the increasing militarization, lack of transparency, and laws against recording video/audio of police. Are they really accountable to us, the taxpayer? Does freedom stand a chance in todays day and age?

  • Relentless Police Quotas

    I miss discussing state and local issues. Nothing really disgusts me more on a personal day-to-day basis than the traffic quota. I live in the city of Houston, where it is against state law for police departments to partake  in such practices (See the TTC Section 720.002). But because police jobs depend on revenue, quotas …

  • American Drug War Screening at UCF

    On Thursday, September 30th, the UCF Chapter of Young Americans for Liberty will be teaming up with NORML to screen the documentary film, American Drug War. We will be using this event to raise awareness about the war on drugs and its threat to personal liberty.  We will also be promoting the upcoming Nullify Now conference taking …

  • Standing Your Ground against Police

    This video from Pete Eyre of The Motorhome Diaries is one of the best examples of standing up for your rights I’ve ever seen. This video is the second of Pete’s used by Cop Block, a non-profit organization founded by Adam Mueller, another member of The Motorhome Diaries. I think one of the best examples …

  • North Korean Camps

    Coming across this mini-documentary made me realize that  my idea of the brutality of the communist regime in North Korea was very inadequate.  It  covers just a few of the many terrible stories that are a part of daily life in  North Korea — stories of people eating rats( or whatever creature they can find …

  • Utilizing Opinion Sections for Truth

    Get the message out = objective number one. A pretty fundamental and effective, although often overlooked, tactic on your campus is to write opinion pieces for your school paper. In all reality, it’s pretty easy to get published and you can’t argue with the fact that it’s free coverage. Plus, it doesn’t take a load …

  • Police: “Don’t suffer from PTSD, go out and cause it!”

    It was not too long ago that an Idaho State Police academy chose as it’s graduating slogan, “Don’t suffer from PTSD, go out and cause it.” PTSD, or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a serious illness which causes nightmares, flashbacks, and other physical symptoms, such as the sufferer reliving traumatic events many months or years …