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Savannah-Chatham police officer David Jannot shoots and kills Charles Smith

GA Police Officer Shoots and Kills Handcuffed Black Suspect

Posted by  ▪  September 19, 2014

Next big self-defense case: Police claim Charles Smith threatened them with previously undetected handgun

Here we go again.  Maybe. Late yesterday morning David Jannot, an officer with the Savannah-Chatham (Georgia) Metropolitan Police Department, shot and killed Charles Smith, a suspect that had already been handcuffed behind his back and placed inside a police cruiser, reports CNN and other news agencies. Smith was a 29-year-old black man. Bizarrely,…
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Scottish Independence

Scots reject independence

Posted by  ▪  September 19, 2014

God save the Queen!

The Scots voted against independence yesterday. At the time the BBC called the referendum election, the No votes (those voting against the referendum for independence) had garnered 54% of the votes counted. Alex Salmond, leader of the Scottish National Party and leader of the pro-independence movement, conceded the referendum loss late last…
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Bridgegate Update: Not Christie’s Scandal?

Posted by  ▪  September 18, 2014

9 month DOJ probe not finished, but coming up short so far

The nearly-year long investigation into New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s involvement in “Bridgegate” has revealed no evidence so far connecting Christie to last year’s George Washington Bridge lane shutdown that caused complete gridlock for commuters traveling between New York and New Jersey. From NBC New York: “My experience with federal law enforcement is…
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Iranian “Happy” dancers jailed, sentenced to 91 lashes

Posted by  ▪  September 18, 2014

Welcome to Iran, where being “Happy” is not allowed by order of the Mullahs.

This is a horribly heart-breaking story. Seven young Persians filmed their own rendition of “Happy” by Pharrell Williams, but in totalitarian regimes like Iran’s, no good deed goes unpunished. A CNN Reporter tweeted the following: Awful: 6 Iranians involved in dancing video to Pharrell Williams’ song “Happy”, sentenced to six months in prison and to receive…
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Scotland Independence

Scotland’s fate decided by the young

Posted by  ▪  September 18, 2014

In or out, decided by a younger group of voters.

Today’s the day of Scotland’s historic vote on whether it should be an independent country after 307 years of membership in Great Britain. This a simple majority vote, and is described as very close at a near 50-50 split. Which brings us to a bigger question: should such a momentous decision…
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Branco Cartoon – Fakers

Posted by  ▪  September 18, 2014

Pro Gun Impostor

Note: You may reprint this cartoon provided you link back to this source.  To see more Legal Insurrection Branco cartoons, click here. Branco’s page is Cartoonist A.F.Branco
 
iOS 8

Apple update creates roadblock to search warrants

Posted by  ▪  September 18, 2014

No more passcode access for police–or Apple.

Apple’s latest update to its OS includes a lot of neat bells and whistles, but one key upgrade has privacy advocates cheering. This latest reboot has eliminated Apple’s longstanding capability to access users’ iPhone and iPad passcodes; in the past, this allowed Apple to both help users remember forgotten passcodes—and comply with…
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Gallup: Republicans have closed the dislike gap

Posted by  ▪  September 18, 2014

Party favorability ratings almost tied

Good news. Republicans have closed the gap in how much people dislike them, according to Gallup: Americans’ views of the Democratic and Republican parties are now similar, mainly because of their more positive ratings of the GOP. Since bottoming out at 28% last fall during the government shutdown, Americans’ opinions of the Republican…
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Israeli researchers: Not so fast on artificial sweetener settled science

Posted by  ▪  September 18, 2014

Find artificial sweeteners boost diabetes risk — Will anti-Israel academic boycotters ignore these findings?

It’s a good thing we still have scientists who refuse to accept settled science and scientific consensus, and keep on digging and questioning prevailing wisdoms. It seems that many of such scientists are in Israel, perhaps because politicized scientific conformity is not as prized in the “start-up nation” as it is in…
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Luis Gutiérrez: Securing Border a Dereliction of Duty

Posted by  ▪  September 18, 2014

Wait. What was that again?

Luis Gutiérrez is a Democratic representative from Illinois who frequently attacks anyone who is not for amnesty. As an example, here he is on Sean Hannity’s show claiming that securing the U.S. border would be a dereliction of his duty. Transcript and video via Real Clear Politics: Gutierrez: Voting to Secure Border First…
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Opponents of Wisconsin Voter ID seek full appeals court review

Posted by  ▪  September 18, 2014

Want law blocked before election.

The legal challenges surrounding Wisconsin’s contentious voter ID law just got a little more complicated. On Tuesday, the American Civil Liberties Union, League of United Latin American Citizens of Wisconsin and Advancement Project asked for a full-court hearing to reconsider September 12th’s ruling allowing the State to implement voter ID requirements…
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Bumper Sticker - Virginia - I Hate Debt

H8er

Posted by  ▪  September 18, 2014

of debt, lover of country.

From J: Absolutely, positively not a democrat
 
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House Committee Launches Benghazi Probe

Posted by  ▪  September 17, 2014

Gowdy’s panel pulls no punches.

The House Committee tasked with uncovering what really happened when Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were murdered at the U.S. embassy in Benghazi held its first hearing today, reigniting the firestorm surrounding the State Department’s alleged mishandling of diplomatic security in the region. Via ABC News: Rep. Trey Gowdy of South…
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Update: House OKs measure to arm Syrian rebels

Posted by  ▪  September 17, 2014

Bipartisan support comes with bipartisan concern.

Today, the House approved a $500 million measure dedicated to the arming and training of Syrian rebels. The authorization is limited in scope to training up to 5,000 members of the Syrian opposition in Saudi Arabia. It provides no new funding and requires the administration to provide status reports to Congress….
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Florida theater popcorn Curtis Reeves shooting

“Popcorn” Shooting Trial Set For March

Posted by  ▪  September 17, 2014

VIDEO: Witness claims defendant Reeves shouted “SHUT UP!”

A trial date has finally been set for Curtis Reeves, the Florida retired police officer charged with murder in the shooting death last January of Chad Oulson over a dispute in a movie theater in which Oulson threw popcorn at Reeves. Trial Judge Pat Siracusa, overseeing the case, set a three week window…
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Gallup: 60% don’t trust mass media

Posted by  ▪  September 17, 2014

(Neither do we.)

A new poll by Gallup shows that overall trust in the mass media has bottomed out at its previous all-time low of 40%. Via Gallup: Prior to 2004, Americans placed more trust in mass media than they do now, with slim majorities saying they had a “great deal” or “fair amount” of…
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Kira Kazantsev, Miss America 2015, and former boss, Democratic activist Chuck Rocha of Solidarity Strategies

Miss America, Liberal Activist

Posted by  ▪  September 17, 2014

Planned Parenthood, a Dem Senate campaign, and a recall, oh my!

(Above, Kira Kazantsev, Miss America 2015, and former boss, Democratic activist Chuck Rocha of Solidarity Strategies.) On Monday, Steve Ertelt of LifeNews.com reported an interesting fact he found on the LinkedIn page of the newly crowned Miss America. Her most recent job experience (other than performing her duties as Miss New York and…
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