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What have been effects of politics and new media on 'Gunwalker'?
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.davidcodrea.com

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"I believe what is ultimately called for is a truly independent counsel--not one reporting to DOJ, as current law provides, because that can create a fox/henhouse situation, and we've already seen many indications of the current OIG investigation being politically limited and compromised--which means Congress needs to re-up the office that expired in 1999. That will be the test of whether or not they have been effective, in my opinion."

"In re new media, I believe Gunwalker is a milestone of sorts ..." ...
 

Ignorant or lying? An open letter to Rep. Hank Johnson
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.davidcodrea.com

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... "Say, here’s an idea: Why don’t you tell the Terry family how this is all just a manufactured political controversy?" ...
 

Remember that behind every call for arms confiscation lies the deadly threat -- "We will take your firearms if we have to get the government to kill you to do it."
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "... You know, I have been criticized mightily across the political spectrum for my response to an an impatient gun grabber, 'If you try to take our firearms, we will kill you.' But the thing is, those who propose to take our liberty and our property have already decided -- in their ignorance of the unintended consequences -- that it is worth it to them (or, at least, inconsequential) if we are killed in the process." ...

"All gun confiscation proposals come from the same motivation. Thus, if we say, 'If you try to take our firearms we will kill you,' it is important to remember that this is a threat of defensive violence to counter their original threat of offensive violence.
 

The Gun Store's Chris Irwin disappointed in FOX-driven UFC sponsorship ban
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"While most everyone in the mixed-martial-arts industry believes the UFC's deal with FOX is a positive for the sport as a whole, there is at least one segment of MMA sponsors unhappy with the new arrangement."

"While the UFC has yet to make an official announcement, MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has confirmed with multiple sources close to the promotion that as of Jan. 23, 'absolutely no firearms, ammo, hunting or knife companies will be permitted as sponsors in any Zuffa-promoted events.'" ...
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Submitter's Note: For some reason this article reminded me of this.
All I can say is; Zuffa, what a doofus.
 

Why You Should Spend a $2 Bill at Starbucks on Feb. 14
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"As you may know, TTAG commentator Greg responded to a Valentine’s Day Starbucks boycott by the National Gun Victims Action Council by organizing a BUYcott. He’s asking gun owners to reward Starbucks for its letter-of-the-law firearms policy by buying a beverage or food item with a two dollar bill (a suggestion made by NukemJim, the bill representing the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms) on the 14th of Feb. ..." ...
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Submitter's Note: Back in the late 70's towns around the Norfolk Navy base were starting to crack down on sailors. Cops were hassling them, businesses were banning uniformed sailors, etc.. So the CO of the base arranged to have the base's entire payroll (which was still in cash in those days) delivered in the recently released $2 bills. Not just sailors, but all of the civilian contractors too. When merchants saw just how much of their business came from the base the signs came down and the cops became a *lot* less confrontational.
 

Unequal Protection For The Second Amendment
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"South Carolina’s new voter ID act has been in the news lately, with various civil rights groups and the Department of Justice damning it as discriminatory and racist. In fact, DoJ Civil Rights Division Assistant Attorney General Thomas E. Perez wrote a letter to Assistant Deputy Attorney General C. Havird Jones, Jr., Esq. concerning South Carolina’s new voter ID law, Act R54 ... (on letterhead which means he’s wearing his Official DoJ Civil Rights Division Enforcer of the Law beanie) ... So it is the official position of the United States Department of Justice that requiring a government issued photo ID to vote is racially discriminatory. What does this have to do with gun rights you ask? Patience grasshopper, all shall be revealed. . ." ...
 

Americans Certify Second Amendment, Divided Over Gun Laws
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Most people in the United States agree on the meaning of the Second Amendment, and half endorse the 'shall-issue' prerogative to carry concealed weapons in public, a new Angus Reid Public Opinion poll has found."

"In the online survey of a representative national sample of 1,009 American adults, 85 per cent of respondents believe that the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution means that individuals have the right to keep and bear arms, while only seven per cent openly disagree with this view." ...
 

Blocked funding for ATF's planned shotgun import ban already paying dividends
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Last November, the 'Fiscal Year 2012 Agriculture, Commerce/Justice/Science and Transportation/Housing/Urban Development Appropriations bills' omnnibus was signed into law. One provision of that law blocks funding for a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) plan to ban the importation of certain shotguns, based on their not being sufficiently suited to 'sporting purposes.' ..." ...
 

Attack of the "Useful Jews." The ATF Snitch Anti-Defamation League raises its "pragmatic" head.
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "Questions:"

"Perhaps Folly can explain how John Brown got caught forwarding emails regarding Len Savage's case to the ATF, giving them an inside look at Len's positions?"

"Perhaps Folly can explain the strange case of Ramsey A. Bear and how it was Dan Shea who ratted out that stuffed child toy to the ATF -- a subject that has been established under oath in court depositions?"

"Perhaps Folly can explain the hows and whys of the internal investigation of ATF Firearms Technology Branch personnel who were close personal friends of Shea's and Brown's?" ...
 

Rumor Alert: The Vehicle Gun Theft “Epidemic”
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Long before Al Gore 'created' the Internet, gun owners were busy perfecting grassroots networking. Today, gun owners have an almost unlimited number of ways to spread information crucial to our community. And, while the Internet is certainly an indispensible tool for protecting our rights, an unfortunate side effect has been the fast and easy spread of rumors."

"The latest of these, appearing on Internet message boards and in emails, warns of a growing trend of gangsters marking the license plates or wheels of vehicles parked at shooting clubs, gun stores, ranges and gun shows. According to the rumor, the thieves later spot or follow the marked vehicles and break into them to steal guns while their owners are elsewhere." ...
 

NRA Competitive Shooting Division Unveils NRA Club Champion Challenge Program
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"NRA’s Competitive Shooting Division is unveiling the NRA Club Champion Challenge, a new recreational shooting event for people of all ages and skill levels held at the local clubs and ranges."

"Geared towards local shooting clubs, ranges, and civic organizations, the NRA Club Champion Challenge encourages recreational and experienced shooters to try a variety of disciplines and courses of fire. This friendly form of competition promotes participation amongst club or range members as they battle for awards and bragging rights." ...
 

Gear Review: Iosso Triple Action Oil and Bore Cleaner
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"When Nick came to visit Texas (and reduce the hog population), he passed on some sage advice about doing this whole 'blogging' thing. Important things like asking for 'press pricing' and, most important, making sure no good deed goes unnoticed. So when I did my short review on the Iosso AR brush set, I sent the link to the article over to the fine folks at Iosso. Lo and behold, they were shocked – appalled even that I was using Hoppes #9 with their brushes. They practically overnighted a package to me containing their Bore Cleaner and Triple Action Oil for testing and evaluation. The problem was that I didn’t have any dirty guns when said package arrived. . ." ...
 

Meet the AK-74 Replacement: AK-12. Again.
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"firearmblog.com has the inside dope on the new AK-12, the ugly ass replacement for the venerable AK-74. Our competitor reveals the Russian rifle’s new features: 'ambidextrous forward charging handle, smaller ejection port, new safety switch, new fire control switch with three modes of fire (single shot, 3 round burst and full auto), new hinged top cover, quad picatinny rails, folding and length adjustable stock, ergonomic pistol grip (with a decent radius between trigger guard and grip), new muzzle brake that attaches to standard NATO 22mm threading and improved barrel rifling.' What FAB didn’t mention [but en.ria.ru does] is just how well the Russian armsmaker’s doing these days . . ." ...
 

Ask Foghorn: Making the Switch from IWB to OWB Concealed Carry
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Tyler Kee writes to RF and me:"
"What gives guys? Both of you carry OWB. How do you keep things tucked away and hidden from view?"

"Let me in on the secret."
"Okay." ...
 

Read Chapter 1 of "Glock: The Making of America’s Gun," by Paul M. Barrett
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"On Thursday, we’ll speak with Paul M. Barrett, author of 'Glock: The Making of America’s Gun,' which tells the story of the American gun market as reflected by an Austrian six-cylinder revolver, tracing how it has become a weapon of choice on both sides of the law, in the entertainment industry and among Second Amendment enthusiasts. Read an excerpt of his book below:" ...
 

Grab a Gat
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A few months ago, MGM announced that it was remaking the classic 1980's war film Red Dawn. In this movie, which was the first film ever rated PG-13, a group of high school students fight off an invasion of the United States by Russians, Cubans, and Nicaraguans. Obviously, they had to use guns, which brings to mind a very important debate in modern America."

"You might think this article would be about gun control."

"Nope. Today we are going to discuss the second amendment, more specifically open carry firearms laws, as they apply to children." ...
 

VA: Liberal reaction to repeal of guns on campus law
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "Del. Robert Marshall introduced a bill this General Assembly session that would prevent Virginia's public universities from barring their faculty to carry concealed firearms. ..."

"This bill could set a dangerous precedent. It says that any professor who holds a concealed-carry permit would be allowed to carry a weapon on public university campuses. Logically, one would believe that the process to acquire these permits is strict and intelligent, but in gun-friendly Virginia, this is not the case. A safety course of some kind must be completed to qualify, according to the Virginia State Police website. Ridiculously, online and video courses are listed as satisfactory." ...
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Submitter's Note: So tell us Ben, would *you* carry a gun without being intimately familiar with gun safety and operation? If yes, well all I can say is that it's probably a good thing you've never fired a gun. If no, then how DARE you sir presume that other people are less cautious and responsible than you!
 

MO: Regulate gun use
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"People with guns kill people in academic institutions like Columbine and Virginia Tech, in Kansas City and Tucson, in our national parks, our shopping malls and in our homes."

"Many are smart enough to see through the fog of the National Rifle Association. Many understand that the Second Amendment mentions a 'well-regulated militia' because the right to bear arms is only within that context." ...
 

CA: Homeowner Shoots & Kills Late Night Intruder
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A CA homeowner woke up to strange noises in his home. He armed himself with a handgun, opened his bedroom door and was confronted by the intruder. The homeowner fired several shots, hitting the suspect at least once. The suspect escaped out a window and died in the homeowner’s yard." ...
 

FL: Daytona woman, 64, holds suspect in yard at gunpoint
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"A 22-year-old car theft suspect tried to elude police Tuesday morning, but was stopped in his tracks when he was confronted by a gun-toting 64-year-old woman."

"'I was not going to let him go,' said Karen Granville, who lives on Redwood Street. 'I just held my gun in my right hand until the police arrested him.'" ...

"Granville said she had to drink a glass of wine after the incident to calm her nerves."

"She said she hopes she never has to pull out her gun again."

"'It was quite an experience,' she said. 'I'm just glad I could help.'"
 

International: Trinidad and Tobago Pharmacist Shoots Cutlass Wielding Robber
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A Trinidad and Tobago pharmacist shot a cutlass wielding man who broke into his home demanding money and valuables. The right to self defense is highly limited in many countries around the world and it’s rare to find a good story like this one." ...
 

SC: Has Sheriff's "Get a Gun" Comment Impacted Crime Rates?
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"In late October, Sheriff Chuck Wright, reacting to recent violent crime, told Spartanburg residents to arm themselves, but have those comments impacted crime rates?"

"Numbers provided by the sheriff's office tell two different stories when it comes to crime trends."

"For instance, from October 31, 2011 (when the sheriff urged people to get guns) through January 24, 2012, certain violent crimes spiked, while others stayed the same or even dropped, as compared to the same time period the year before. " ...
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Submitter's Note: Could it get any clearer for the anti gun crowd?
 

Sipsey Street Exclusive: Fifth Amendment Theater. A Whole Flock of Designated Goats. The Issa Committee will have an announcement in the morning.
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "... I am reliably informed by an investigation insider that the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will have an announcement on this in the morning. Look for it to involve some real Fifth Amendment Theater."
 

Issa to Holder: ‘Major escalation of DOJ’s culpability’ in Fast & Furious
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Congressman Darrell Issa has raised the temperature on his investigation of Operation Fast and Furious after Patrick J. Cunningham, chief of the criminal division of the U.S. Attorney’s office in Phoenix invoked his Fifth Amendment right to not testify Tuesday."

"In a Tuesday letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, Issa called Cunningham’s 'broad assertion of the privilege' a 'startling development' in the investigation."
"The implication that Mr. Cunningham may have engaged in criminal conduct with respect to Fast and Furious is a major escalation of the Department’s culpability. ..."
 

All We Need to Know
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Around 27,000 men and women desert the Mexican military every year, and about 50 percent of the military's recruiting class will have left before the end of their first tour. ..."
"Meaning our government is allowing 'legal' weapons sales to their government knowing military firearms and ordnance will make their way to the cartels. ..."
 

TX: Candidates get serious at Tea Party meeting
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Three candidates for elected office touted an array of conservative values at the Madison County Tea Party’s monthly meeting January 12."

"Madison County Sheriff Travis Neeley, State Senate candidate Ben Bius, and State Representative candidate Trent Ashby addressed topics from same-sex marriage to abortion rights during question-and-answer periods following brief statements." ...

"During the question-and-answer segment, Ashby said he is ... a card-carrying NRA member, and opposed to 'Obama-care.' ..."

"Before leaving the stage, Ashby was informed that the NRA endorsed incumbent Marva Beck earlier in the day, to which Ashby replied, 'I'll go toe to toe with anyone,' on the second amendment." ...
 

CA: New Open Carry Gun Ban Bill Introduced by Portantino
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A bill introduced by Anthony Portantino, D-La Cañada Flintridge, would ban rifles, shotguns and other long guns from being openly displayed ..."

"Portantino wrote ... that the bill is inspired by guns right protest groups that openly carry long guns in public. He noted that following the passage of AB 144 ... the groups began to show up instead with automatic rifles and shotguns at rallies."

"'Last year, the state made it clear that this type of behavior had no place on Main Street, California,' Portantino wrote. 'Unfortunately, the Open Carry community has decided to once again force our hand by escalating their unnecessary activities ...'" ...
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Submitter's Note: Yeah, how dare those uppity gunners obey the law!
 

NE: New version of Castle Doctrine gets hearing
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"They call it 'Castle Doctrine light.'"

"It's the new version of a bill (LB804) that would address the use of deadly force against an intruder in a house or car, heard Wednesday by the Legislature's Judiciary Committee."

"With the bill, introduced by Omaha Sen. Scott Lautenbaugh, the use of force, including deadly force, is presumed to be necessary for defense against a person unlawfully entering or present in a home or vehicle." ...
 

VA: Virginia Senate Courts to Hear Important Gun Bills
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"On Wednesday, January 25th, the Senate Courts of Justice Committee is scheduled to hear a number of firearm related bills."

"The meeting will begin 1/2 hour after the adjournent of the Senate Session."

"Among the pro-rights bills on the agenda is SB 323, Senator Carrico’s bill to repeal handgun rationing ('one gun-a-month'), two bills to repeal the option for localities to require fingerprinting for concealed handgun permit applications (SB 67 and SB 670), and two bills to enact Castle Doctrine (SB 4, SB 64)."

"Also on the agenda is anti-rights Senator Don McEachin’s bill to prohibit the private sale of firearms (SB 379)." ...
 

Navy SEALs Rescue Hostages, Snuff Somali Kidnappers
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"Nick and I felt privileged to be invited to the special advance screening of Act of Valor, one week ago today. The Navy SEALs in the film weren’t portrayed by drug-addled Hollywood action heroes. They were real-life, active duty Navy SEALs. This morning the world learned, again, what makes these guys worth every dime we pay them and more . . ." ...
 

Shock Docs: Total Federalization of Police Under New Homeland Security Mission
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A new white paper presented to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence carves out an ‘evolving mission’ for Homeland Security that moves away from fighting terrorism and towards growing a vast domestic intelligence apparatus that would expand integration with local/state agencies and private-public partnerships already underway via regional fusion centers." ...
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Submitter's Note: Although usually rendered as Committee for State Security, the Russian phrase Комитет государственной безопасности​ (KGB) can also be rendered as Department of Homeland Security.
Just sayin'.
 

TX: Wylie police suspend three for lewd behavior, pornography claim (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Images posted on the internet show what appears to be the officer in a sexual act with a woman. Another picture shows a woman posing naked next to a police badge and doing an obscene act with a pistol. Even more concerning are pictures of child porn."
 

NY: NYPD Officer Pleads Guilty To Making False Arrest (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A member of the New York City Police Department faces up to 21 years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to extorting a Staten Island man and falsely arresting another last year in an incident that prosecutors say was racially provoked. NY1’s Dean Meminger filed the following report." ...
 

OR: Jury finds officer used excessive force in protester’s arrest
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"A federal jury ruled Monday that a Eugene police sergeant used excessive force to arrest an environmental activist who videotaped their confrontation in front of a downtown bank in 2009."

"The jury awarded Josh Schlossberg a total of $5,583 in damages after deciding unanimously that his constitutional rights were violated by Sgt. Bill Solesbee ..." ...

"Before the trial even began, U.S. District Magistrate Judge Thomas Coffin ruled that Solesbee violated Schlossberg’s rights by viewing contents of the activist’s video camera ... without a search warrant after arresting Schlossberg."

"The jury on Monday ruled that Solesbee further violated Schlossberg’s rights by using excessive force and subjecting him to false arrest ..." ...
 

ID: Sheriff's deputy on administrative leave after nightclub incident
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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" An Ada County Sheriff's deputy was cited with misdemeanor battery after police say he hit a woman inside a Boise nightclub." ...

"The woman told police she was hit in the face with a closed fist after a dispute with a man she did not know."

"She said they were arguing because the suspect was inappropriately touching her female acquaintance." ...
 

TN: Grand jury to hear child abuse case against former Metro officer
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"A former Metro Police officer waived his preliminary hearing Monday morning, allowing prosecutors to take allegations that he beat his son with a trophy to a grand jury." ...

"Poole also awaits trial on 10 counts of sexual assault while on duty, including rape, sexual battery and sexual misconduct stemming from 2010 allegations ..." ...
 

OR: OSP trooper in custody after Mt. Angel bomb scare
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"An Oregon State Police trooper who is on administrative leave told police in Mt. Angel there were two bombs at different locations in the city after he was taken into custody for yelling in the street outside City Hall, according to Mt. Angel Police." ...
 

NY: Is The NYPD Experimenting With Drones Over The City? Evidence Points To Yes
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"They're used in war zones for surveillance and military strikes."

"But are there plans to deploy drones in the Big Apple to keep an eye on New Yorkers?"

"More and more people believe it's inevitable, reports CBS 2's Don Dahler."

"Drones are unmanned aircraft that can fly at low altitudes and shoot live video — or shoot live missiles."

"Surveillance cameras already dot the city's streets, but is the NYPD exploring the use of even more eyes in the skies, in the form of drones? Some evidence points to yes." ...
 

NJ: New Jersey Police Decide to Turn on the Freaky Red Light (VIDEO AVAILABLE)
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"It has already been a big week for legal technology. ..."

"Well, law enforcement in the city of East Orange, New Jersey have also embraced technology in the fight against crime. Unlike law enforcement in Washington D.C., however, East Orange's brilliant new plan involves shining a remotely controlled red light at would-be criminals." ...

"Even though it is probably a matter of time until privacy advocates and attorneys get involved and file a lawsuit, I guess I should resign myself to the fact that universal surveillance is the way of the future. We are all on candid camera. Still, this city’s new policies make me uncomfortable. Shining a red light into somebody’s face isn’t crime prevention. It’s just creepy and dystopian." ...
 

CA: San Francisco mayor asks embattled sheriff to take break
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"San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee said on Tuesday he would ask the local sheriff to consider taking a leave of absence, after the lawman was charged with domestic violence and another woman added fresh abuse allegations against him."

"The criminal case against newly elected Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi has thrown the city's politics into turmoil."

"Mirkarimi pleaded not guilty earlier this month to misdemeanor counts of domestic violence battery, child endangerment and dissuading a witness ..." ...

"Local newspaper SF Weekly has posted online a police report that it reported was filed by a woman named Christina Flores, who this week accused Mirkarimi of abusing her in his previous relationship with her." ...
 

CA: LA Military Exercises
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"Joint military training exercises will be held evenings in downtown Los Angeles through Thursday, according to the Los Angeles Police Department."

"The LAPD will be providing support for the exercises, which will also be held in other portions of the greater Los Angeles area, police said." ...

The training, which a department official said would involve helicopters, has been coordinated with local authorities and owners of the training sites, police said."

"Police said safety precautions have been taken to prevent risk to the general public and military personnel involved."

"The exercises are closed to the public, police said." ...
 

NM: Former inmate wins $22 million over 'forgotten' solitary confinement
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"A New Mexico man held in solitary confinement in a county prison for nearly two years without ever being prosecuted has won a $22 million jury award for violation of his constitutional rights, officials said."

"It is one of the largest federal civil rights settlements in history involving an inmate. Stephen Slevin alleged he was essentially forgotten while in custody." ...

"After 22 months as a pre-trial detainee, Slevin was released and the charges dismissed. He then filed suit, claiming his rights of due process were violated since he was not given a hearing before being placed in solitary confinement." ...
 

PA: Former Officer Found Not Guilty In Son’s Death (video available)
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"A judge handed down a ruling today in the trial of a former police officer facing charges in connection with the death of his 5-year-old son."

"John Thompson, 39, was found not guilty on charges of involuntary manslaughter, child endangerment and reckless endangerment."

"Thompson’s son, Gavin, died in November of 2010."

"According to investigators, the boy used a chair to get into his parents’ closet where he found his father’s police-issued weapon and accidentally shot himself." ...
 

OH: 2012 Events and Goals for Buckeye Firearms Association
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Recently, leaders of Buckeye Firearms Association met to discuss and plan the coming year. Concealed carry and firearms legislation, elections and endorsements, and fun events were all on the agenda. It's going to be an exciting year." ...
 

IL: Gun owners rip Oak Park regulation plans
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"More than 100 people filled the Oak Park council chambers Tuesday night for a public hearing on regulating private handguns after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the village’s handgun ban in 2010."

"The largely civil 90-minute event, technically a meeting of the Oak Park Health Board, saw handgun proponents outnumber pro-regulation speakers 15-7."

"Handgun proponents, many wearing 'I-GOLD' logo of the Illinois Gun Owner’s Lobby Day event, argued that reasonable, responsible law-abiding adults could and should be trusted to handle lethal weapons for the purpose of self-defense."

"Regulation proponents argued that firearms are inherently dangerous, people are flawed and together they present a clear public health threat ..." ...
 

CA: Sacto 911: El Dorado County nearly quadruples gun permits issued under new sheriff
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A year after taking office El Dorado County Sheriff John D'Agostini reported that his office issued nearly four times as many concealed weapons permits in 2011 as in the previous year."

"The total number of permits was 844, according to a statement by D'Agostini issued by the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office."

"The office issued 217 permits in 2010, just over a fourth of the amount for 2011." ...

"[Previous] Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones also loosened permit issuance in 2011, issuing four times as many permits by August as had been issued in all of 2010."
 

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