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About: Mandy Nagy

Mandy Nagy (aka “Liberty Chick”) is an investigative writer and researcher. She primarily covers the institutional left, protest movements, hacking and cybercrime, and technology. She currently blogs here at Legal Insurrection, and does a daily “CyberBeat” column of social media and tech stories for Breitbart News’ “The Conversation.” She also maintains her own blog at libertychick.com to provide research resources to activists.

Prior to blogging, Mandy worked at companies such as LexisNexis, AT&T and law firm technology vendors in areas of research, marketing and technology. You can follow her on Twitter at @Liberty_Chick. She can also be reached via email at libertychickblog [at] gmail [dot] com.




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Medal Of Honor recipient rings bell at NYSE – and then breaks the gavel

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Posted by    Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 8:14am
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Former Army staff sergeant Ryan Pitts was awarded the Medal of Honor on Monday. In a White House ceremony, President Obama commended Pitts for “the humility and the loyalty that define America’s men and women in uniform.”

Pitts helped defend his outpost in July 2008 as it came under attack from...

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Hot Car Death Case: Police description of video surveillance challenged

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 8:30am
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It was less than three weeks ago when Cobb County, Georgia police detective Phil Stoddard sat on the witness stand in the probable cause hearing in the case of Justin Ross Harris, the Georgia dad who stands accused of leaving his son to die in a hot car in June.

Stoddard provided...

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Ukraine: Bodies moved from MH17 crash site to rail cars

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Posted by    Monday, July 21, 2014 at 7:00am
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The remains of nearly 200 passengers from downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH 17 have been removed from the wreckage and placed in refrigerated rail cars in a rebel-controlled area of eastern Ukraine.

From ABC News:

It may be some time before the bodies of the victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH 17 are...

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Saturday Night Links (Gaza, Malaysia Air and more)

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Posted by    Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 6:40pm
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Some links from across the web for your Saturday evening reading.

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Mom’s lawyer in Toddler Hot Car Death Case criticizes ‘poisonous atmosphere’ of media scrutiny

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Posted by    Friday, July 18, 2014 at 5:52pm
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The mother of the toddler who died last month after being left in a hot car by his father says she is mourning the death of her child and asks that she be allowed to grieve privately, away from the eye of reporters.

A statement earlier this week from the attorney representing...

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VA Secretary nomination hearing set for next week

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 10:00am
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The Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee is scheduled to hold a confirmation hearing next Tuesday for Obama’s nomination for Veterans’ Affairs Secretary.

From Politico:

The Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs will hold a nomination hearing next week for Robert McDonald, the White House’s choice to lead the embattled Department of Veterans Affairs.

Sen. Bernie Sanders...

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VA Office of Inspector General finds agency still struggling with claims backlog

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 8:30am
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Testimony from the VA Office of Inspector General released ahead of a House committee hearing on Monday indicates that the agency is still facing challenges in reducing a backlog of disability claims.

From The Hill:

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Saturday Morning Links

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Posted by    Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 7:25am
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Some links from around the web for your Saturday morning reading.

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Hamas urging civilians to be human shields “just a fact”

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Posted by    Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 8:58pm
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CNN’s Jake Tapper on Thursday interviewed Diana Buttu, former legal adviser to the Palestine Liberation Organization, concerning the current conflict between Hamas and Israel. The interview got a bit…uncomfortable…as Tapper challenged Buttu on some of her responses.

Here is an excerpt:

TAPPER: Why is Hamas launching rockets into Israeli population centers and are...

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Toxicology results negative in toddler hot car death

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Posted by    Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 6:03pm
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Toxicology results released Thursday show that the Georgia toddler who died after being left by his father in a hot car last month had not been drugged or sedated.

From 11 Alive news in Atlanta:

Details of the toxicology report of the 22-month-old boy who died after his father left him in a...

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Toddler Hot Car Death Case: Digital evidence key to prosecution of father

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 6:20pm
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The case against Justin Ross Harris, the Georgia dad who stands accused of leaving his 22-month old son to die in a hot car, has captured the attention of the media and the public since more details were revealed in a probable cause hearing late last week.

New documents released on Monday...

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House Veterans Affairs Committee to hear from whistleblowers tonight

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 7:30am
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The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs is scheduled to hold a hearing this evening at 7:30pm, titled “VA Whistleblowers: Exposing Inadequate Service Provided to Veterans and Ensuring Appropriate Accountability,” during which several whistleblowers are expected to provide testimony.

There doesn’t appear to be much in the way of details posted at the...

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Sunday morning links

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Posted by    Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 10:00am
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Some links from around the web for your weekend reading.

  • Social media use may have some negative impact on some relationships, at least, according to a couple of separate recent studies. (Hint: Get your face out of that cell phone once in awhile).
    • This study focused on Twitter…via The Daily Beast, #Fail: How...
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Syrian Electronic Army hijacks Israel Defense Forces Twitter account

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Posted by    Friday, July 4, 2014 at 10:10am
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The Syrian Electronic Army claimed credit Thursday for hijacking the Twitter account of the Israel Defense Forces then posting false information from the account.

The incident spurred a flurry of confusion and concern after one of the tweets, posted from the hijacked @IDFSpokesperson account, falsely claimed that a rocket attack on a...

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