Missouri Bill Would Ban Mass License Plate Tracking by APLRs

A bill introduced in the Missouri Senate would ban local, state and federal agencies from using automated license plate reader systems (ALPR) to “collect captured motor vehicle data,” and would have a major impact on federal efforts to collect information on Americans. Introduced by Sen. Robert Schaaf, SB196 declares “no government entity shall install or…

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Follow the Money Trail: Law Enforcement Isn’t Very Local Anymore

As long as law enforcement leadership primarily focuses on the “war on drugs” and the “war on terror,” with all of the goodies and cash that comes along with it, and insists on supporting the federal government in its unconstitutional actions, the institution will remain deeply flawed, and quite frankly – dangerous.

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You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know

Three weeks ago today I underwent open heart surgery to replace a leaky artificial valve.

Having gone through this same surgery a little more than 11 years ago, I had a pretty good idea what to expect. Based on my previous experience, I set what I thought were reasonable goals for returning to various activities. At this point, I expected to resume some of my work at OffNow and the Tenth Amendment Center. I had some specific goals about how far I would be walking. I was going to be completely off pain medication.

Virtually nothing has gone according to my plan.

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