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Posts / Week:13.3
Archived Since:February 15, 2009

Blog Post Archive

Terrance Huff and The Good Wife

2 years agoNews : The Agitator

So last night’s season premiere of The Good Wife was almost a word-for-word adaptation of my piece on the Terrance Huff traffic stop for Huffington Post from earlier this year. Everything from the setting (Madison County, Illinois) to the falsely alerting drug dog, the bad cop, the illegal traffic stop, the illegal search, the forfeiture [...]

Scenes from a Militarized America

2 years agoNews : The Agitator

From the Facebook page of the Kennebec County, Maine Sheriff’s Office. Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office and the Augusta Police Department have been working collaboratively by combining resources such as our Special Response Team. This pic was taken recently by staff at the Kennebec Journal as the two teams trained together for tactical approaches and tactical [...]

Lunch Links

2 years agoNews : The Agitator

Another major publication runs an essay calling for censorship. I wonder if these speech trolls will also advocate the censorship of radical Muslims whose speech is offensive to Jews, gays, women, atheists, and just about everyone who isn’t a radical Muslim. Do they get a pass?  What if I’m offended by censorship? Does that count? [...]

Five-Star Fridays

2 years agoNews : The Agitator

It’s a Joe Henry kind of morning.  

Morning Links

2 years agoNews : The Agitator

“GMO Opponents Are the Climate Skeptics of the Left” – Yep. And people are unnecessarily starving to death because of it. Due to recent events, The Almighty Muhammad’s Porkalicious Toon Jihad has been cancelled. I’ve addressed this issue here in the past, but yesterday, USA Today ran a front-page story on how convicts who get [...]

Gonzalo Guizan

2 years agoNews : The Agitator

Over at Reason, Ed Krayewski has an update on the story of Gonzalo Guizan, an unarmed Connecticut man who was killed during a 2008 drug raid. For background, here’s a post I wrote on Guizan last year.

Watch Me on HuffPost Live

2 years agoNews : The Agitator

I just did my first segment on HuffPost, along with one-time Agitator guest blogger Alyona Minkovski and friend-of-the-Agitator Jack Cole, one of the co-founders of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. The topic was terrorism and the drug war. You can watch here.

The Militarization of Mayberry

2 years agoNews : The Agitator

Flemington, New Jersey has all of 4,500 people. It hasn’t seen a murder in well over a decade. But it does have its own SWAT team. And now the town wants to buy assault rifles for its regular patrol cops, too. Here’s a photo of the SWAT team, taken during a raid last June.  

Morning Links

2 years agoNews : The Agitator

83-year-old Virginia woman shot, killed by police after she called them to report someone breaking into her home. “It’s not for the American government to regret what American citizens do. “ This year’s Ig Nobel Prize winners. My favorite: MEDICINE PRIZE: Emmanuel Ben-Soussan and Michel Antonietti [FRANCE] for advising doctors who perform colonoscopies how to [...]

Saturday Links

2 years agoNews : The Agitator

Many thanks to all the folks who guest blogged these last six weeks or so: Eapen Thampy, Lenore Skenazy, Jason Kuznicki, William Anderson, and the folks at LEAP. “A full 53% of participants argued unequivocally for the opposite of their original attitude in at least one of the manipulated statements... “ Under [...]

Defend the Right to Carry Cash and Travel Unmolested

2 years agoNews : The Agitator

Eapen Thampy, Americans for Forfeiture Reform Thanks to the hard work of Americans for Forfeiture Reform policy analyst Scott Meiner, AFR has been asked to submit an amicus brief in an asset forfeiture case that is being appealed to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Below is a brief video I’ve made describing the case [...]

Pwease vote Yes on Amendment 64

2 years agoNews : The Agitator

Via Mason Tvert, who is one of the organizers of the Colorado initiative “Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol”, and apparently is tired of all the marijuana-related SWAT dog shootings that are second nature to American law enforcement: -More asset forfeiture posts later today. -Eapen Thampy

Some Morning Links

2 years agoNews : The Agitator

Here’s the most important column you should read today. Oddly enough, the word poll appears nowhere in the text! It’s Tyler Cowen on stalled progress in the fight against world hunger. The Justice Department files suit against a bank for the crime of lending prudently. Ezra Klein on the carbon tax. This is a tax [...]

Where Does She Go to Regain Her Reputation? Will the Prosecution Be Punished?

2 years agoNews : The Agitator

American prosecutors hold enormous amounts of authority and the courts have deferred to them at every step. Even when there is prosecutorial misconduct or when prosecutors bring cases to trial while knowing they have no evidence, they almost never are punished. Only the innocent, who often have to spend themselves into financial oblivion to defend [...]

This Week in Government Incompetence That Likely Ruined Lives

2 years agoNews : The Agitator

In Arizona: Arizona’s child-welfare agency has discovered a computer glitch that officials say kept public records from parents, lawyers and others for more than 15 years, a malfunction that could have led to children being wrongly removed and prevented caregivers from supporting civil claims against the state. “If a case got to the wrong result [...]

Jonathan Livingston Spielberg

2 years agoNews : The Agitator

Pretty sure this one is a shoe-in for next year’s “Best Short Film Shot by a Seagull” Oscar. Story here.

Eric Holder in His “Fixer” Role

2 years agoNews : The Agitator

Jesse Trentadue, a Salt Lake City attorney, gives a powerful speech about the murder of his brother, Kenneth, at the Oklahoma City federal lockup in the fall of 1995. This is a story of a brutal killing, how federal officials lied throughout the investigation, and how the current U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder orchestrated the [...]

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