SALT LAKE CITY – A bill that would prohibit the state of Utah from providing material support or resources to the NSA cleared an important political hurdle last week.Details
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…Details
OLYMPIA, Wash. (Jan. 24, 2015) – A bill filed in Washington state this week would not only support efforts to turn off NSA’s water in Utah, but would have practical effects on federal surveillance programs if passed.Details
Washington State Bills Would Ban Stingrays without Warrant and “Material Support or Resources” to NSA
OLYMPIA, Wash. (Jan. 26, 2015) – Two bills filed in Washington state last week would not only support efforts to turn off NSA’s water in Utah, but would have immediate practical effects on mass-surveillance programs if passed.Details
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Jan. 17, 2015) – A bill filed in the Florida House this week would effectively nullify some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that prevent treatments from being used by terminally ill patients.Details
A bill introduced in the Tennessee Senate would prohibit state and local law enforcement from owning or using certain military equipment, whether provided through the Pentagon’s 1033 program or other grants, and would also indirectly thwart federal efforts to enforce unconstitutional laws.Details
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.Details
A bill introduced this week in the Minnesota Senate would prohibit a federal-local surveillance collaboration that the NSA’s former chief technical director called the “biggest threat since the civil war.”Details
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.Details
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.Details