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A church flirts with an unusual social experiment: to never call police again

A church flirts with an unusual social experiment: to never call police again

“They call it ‘divesting’ from police. The church is part of a tiny but growing movement among liberal houses of worship around the nation making similar vows.”

Destruction of immigrant families leads veteran federal judge to resign

Destruction of immigrant families leads veteran federal judge to resign

“After so many grueling years and thousands more immigration cases, Brack has decided enough is enough.”

“Zero Tolerance” — Mass Trials and Children Taken From Their Parents

“Zero Tolerance” — Mass Trials and Children Taken From Their Parents

“Sessions’s new ‘zero tolerance’ plan seems distant and theoretical. On the border itself, however, the new policy feels close and horribly real.”

To the Governor: Illinois Passes Bill to Legalize Industrial Hemp Despite Federal Prohibition

To the Governor: Illinois Passes Bill to Legalize Industrial Hemp Despite Federal Prohibition

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (May 30, 2018) – Today, the Illinois Senate gave final approval to a bill that would legalize industrial hemp in the state and take a first step toward nullifying federal prohibition of the plant in effect. Sen. Tori Hutchinson (D-Chicago Heights) introduced Senate Bill 2298 (SB2298) in January. The legislation would legalize industrial hemp…

Individuals Are the Ultimate Nullifiers

Individuals Are the Ultimate Nullifiers

Individuals are the ultimate nullifiers. Legislation can set the stage to nullify federal acts by withdrawing cooperation and removing a lawyer of laws, but ultimately nullification is most effective when individuals are willing to do the things governments prohibit. The lack of regulation when state and local police stand down creates space for markets to…

Amazon Selling Real-Time Facial Recognition Technology to Government

Amazon Selling Real-Time Facial Recognition Technology to Government

It was revealed publicly last week that law enforcement agents are using facial recognition technology marketed by Amazon to profile people in real time. It is being used in the Orlando, Fla., area as well as Washington County in Oregon and will soon be rolled out in more areas throughout the country. These developments serve…

California Committee Passes Measure to Help End Unchecked Police Surveillance, Establish More Local Control

California Committee Passes Measure to Help End Unchecked Police Surveillance, Establish More Local Control

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 30, 2018) –  Last Friday, a final California Senate committee passed a bill that would increase oversight and transparency of law enforcement surveillance technology. Passage of the bill would take the first step toward limiting the unchecked use of surveillance technologies that violate basic privacy rights and feed into a broader national…

1889 Institute calls for restructuring boards and commissions

1889 Institute calls for restructuring boards and commissions

Potential for corruption is currently baked in

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (May 29, 2018) – The 1889 Institute, an Oklahoma state policy think tank, has  published “Baked-In Corruption: The Need…

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