October 1, 2014



Judge Won’t Stop Shut-Offs, Says No Right To Free Water

September 30, 2014
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Detroit — U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes on Monday refused to block the city from shutting off water to delinquent customers for six months, saying there is no right to free water and Detroit can’t afford to lose the revenue. Rhodes’s order served as a stinging rejection of arguments made by thousands of protesters who […]

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Baby Taken From Parents After Father Admitted To “Using Marijuana” Is Murdered In Foster Care

September 30, 2014
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Grand Junction, CO — Angel Lane Place, an 11-month-old baby girl has died as a result of injuries received while under the care of state-approved foster parents. A 20-year-old woman from Grand Junction is facing charges in the death of Angel. The Grand Junction Police Department said Sydney Danielle White told investigators she “accidentally dropped” […]

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Solar Power Is Growing So Fast That Older Energy Companies Are Trying To Stop It

September 30, 2014
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If you ask the people who run America’s electric utilities what keeps them up at night, a surprising number will say solar power. Specifically, rooftop solar. That seems bizarre at first. Solar power provides just 0.4 percent of electricity in the United States — a minuscule amount. Why would anyone care? But utilities see things differently. […]

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Drones (HBO)

September 30, 2014
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The United States has launched a huge number of drone strikes under President Obama. It’s widely accepted and extremely terrifying.

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California Droning: Governor Vetoes Bill To Require Warrants Before Conducting Surveillance With Drones

September 30, 2014
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CBS/AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have placed strict limits on law enforcement agencies using unmanned aerial drones for surveillance. The governor’s office announced that the bill was one of more than a dozen pieces of legislation he vetoed Sunday. AB1327 by Republican Assemblyman Jeff Gorrell of Camarillo […]

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Speed Camera Generates $77,550 In Just One Day

September 30, 2014
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That’s the ticket! A speed camera in Brooklyn tallied a bank-busting 1,551 tickets in a single day this summer, according to the Department of Transportation. At $50 a pop, the July 7 ticket blitz generated $77,550 for city coffers. The camera is located near Ocean Parkway at the end of a 400-foot exit ramp — […]

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Two Days After Holder Resigns New Details Emerge On Operation Fast And Furious

September 30, 2014
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As Attorney General Eric Holder prepares to resign from his position, new information emerges regarding his possible involvement in the Operation Fast and Furious “gun-walking” scandal.  Two days before Holder announced his resignation, U.S. District Court Judge John D. Bates ruledthat the Department of Justice must release details on documents related to Operation Fast and Furious. […]

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Caught On Tape: Cop Says He’ll Shoot Suspect, Two Hours Later He Does

September 30, 2014
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UPDATE (9/29, 10 p.m.): The Albuquerque Police Department maintains that instead of saying “For this f***ing lunatic? I’m going to shoot him in the penis with a shotgun here in a second,” Officer Keith Sandy said, “For this f***ing lunatic? I’m going to shoot him with a Taser shotgun in a second.” Repeated requests by […]

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Fed. Court Ruling Opens Door To Gun Rights Restoration For Certain Misdemeanors

September 29, 2014
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The Second Amendment Foundation has quietly won a significant federal court victory in a Pennsylvania case in which the judge has ruled that a man convicted of a serious misdemeanor crime several years ago, but who has demonstrated that he “would present no more threat to the community” than an average law-abiding citizen, may not […]

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Postal Carrier Accused Of Hoarding 40,000 Pieces Of Mail

September 29, 2014
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A New York City postal carrier is accused of failing to deliver more than 40,000 pieces of mail, some dating to 2005. According to a federal court complaint, Joseph Brucato hoarded the mail at his home, car and post office locker. He was arrested Wednesday after a supervisor noticed undelivered mail piled up in Brucato’s […]

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