Expands the controversial federal civil asset forfeiture program.
By LUCY STEIGERWALD • July 21, 2017
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He hasn’t yet sent federal agents into the ever-growing number of states that legalize medical and recreational marijuana, but Attorney General Jeff Sessions is becoming the kind of law enforcement officer that criminal justice reformers feared he would be from the start.
read more at http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/jeff-sessions-the-new-champion-of-civil-asset-forfeiture/
[Editor’s note: see this opinion journal interview also:
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Bureau of Land Management could be facing RICO actions, Monckton reveals
Millie Weaver | Infowars.com – June 27, 2017
In the heart-wrenching interview, Jeanette reveals how she found out about the death of her husband, who was killed during an altercation with State and Federal agents in Oregon, and how the government continues to harass her family to this day.
read more at https://www.infowars.com/exclusive-finicum-widow-interview-moncktons-warning-to-blm/
UPDATED with more info here: blacklistednews.com/BREAKING
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USA Today Network Damon Arthur , Record Searchlight 7:07 a.m. ET May 24, 2017
(Photo: Damon Arthur, Redding (Calif.) Record Searchlight)
RED BLUFF, Calif. — A farmer faces trial in federal court this summer and a $2.8 million fine for failing to get a permit to plow his field and plant wheat in Tehama County.
read more at https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/05/24/farmer-plowing-fine/339756001/
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A STATUTE AIMED at suppressing protests against oil and gas pipelines has been signed into law in Oklahoma, as a related bill advances through the state legislature. The two bills are part of a nationwide trend in anti-protest laws meant to significantly increase legal penalties for civil disobedience. The Oklahoma law signed this week is unique, however, in its broad targeting of groups “conspiring” with protesters accused of trespassing. It takes aim at environmental organizations Republicans have blamed for anti-pipeline protests that have become costly for local governments.
The statute Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin approved Wednesday was rushed into immediate effect under a provision that declared the situation “an emergency.” It will dramatically increase penalties against protesters who trespass on property containing a “critical infrastructure facility.”
read more at https://theintercept.com/2017/05/06/oklahoma-governor-signs-anti-protest-law-imposing-huge-fines-on-conspirator-organizations/
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April 25, 2017
The Bundy verdict, the government, and American justice
By Leesa K. Donner
Perhaps it is not too much to say there is no other event in America today more polarizing than the standoff at Bunkerville. Liberty-minded folks who w…
Arizona House Bill 2477 (HB2477) would require prosecutors to establish a higher evidentiary standard for asset forfeiture. The bill also takes on federal forfeiture programs by banning prosecutors from circumventing state laws by passing cases off to the feds in most situations. It passed the House by a unanimous 60-0 vote, and then passed the…
This is my sample ballot for general election ballot for Washington County.
Election to be held November 8, 2016.
Here is an online tool to get your personal sample ballot which may differ depending on where you live. It is also always available as a top tab item on OKGrassroots.com
Additional information on the state questions is coming soon!
Judicial Retention Decisions to make (to retain or not):
James R. Winchester – Oklahoma Supreme Court District 5,
Douglas L. Combs – Oklahoma Supreme Court District 8,
Clancy Smith – Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals District 1,
Robert L. Hudson – Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals District 2,
Thomas Thornbrugh – Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals District 3 – Office 1,
John F. Fischer – Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals District 3 – Office 2
Larry Joplin – Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals District – Office 2
This issue of the Oklahoma Constitution presents the 38th annual Oklahoma Conservative Index, rating and more!
Source post The Oklahoma Constitution
The next meeting is on Tuesday, May 3rd at 7PM at my house (call to RSVP and/or if you need directions 918.440.6876).
Speaker: Julie Daniels
Julie Daniels is a candidate for Oklahoma Senate Seat District 29. Senator John Ford currently occupies this seat but is termed out. Julie is also a former Mayor of Bartlesville. Many of you know her well, but we will all learn more about Julie Daniels and her thoughts on issues facing our state, county and city. We will have plenty of time for Q&A and then time for prayer at the end.
Please come join in the discussion. You will enjoy getting to know Julie and hear from her and ask questions too!
We will hopefully get an update on her campaign as well.
Hope to see you next Tuesday night!
Video with Judge Andrew P. Napolitano recorded at the Mises Circle in Costa Mesa, California, 8 November 2014. This seminar examined the institutions of a stateless society and explored topics such as private defense, private police, privately produced money, the role of markets, and how stateless legal systems would work. This particular video in the series is about 22 minutes long and has over 47k viewers at time of posting.
Video shows Judge Napolitano at his best on natural rights. He stresses that you cannot take away natural rights with legislation even if you try because they do not come from government at all. He gives an interesting brief history lesson and then apples the concept to where we are today. He ends with a huge challenge to this generation and the next in a powerful prediction. Please take time to watch this. I promise you will be glad you did. Even if you already know these things, it will help you articulate the ideas to others and we all must do that!
See video here on source post via Finding Gems & Sharing Them
We are going to have our Washington County Grassroots Prayer Team monthly meetings on the first Tuesday of the month for the next few meetings, so plan ahead!
The next meeting is on Tuesday, April 5th at 7PM
Speaker: Our District Attorney – Kevin Buchanan
We will learn more about Kevin and his office and hear from him on matters confronting our county. We will have plenty of time for Q&A and prayer time as well. We will continue our discussion on civil asset forfeiture and the impact on the county office. Hoping to have his wife Mary Beth join us as well. You will enjoy getting to know Kevin and hear from him and then cover he and his family & office in prayer.
It is unfortunate the Personal Asset Protection Act was not given a fair hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee. Oklahomans of all walks of life and political ideologies support civil asset forfeiture reform. However, Chairman Sykes did not think th…