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Two out of five ain’t bad: Some charges dropped in Billyrock case

By William R. Toler Two of the five charges against Amanda Billyrock have been dropped, according to the “adorable anarchist” herself. Friday afternoon, she posted an update on her Facebook page “on the false crusade against me by a few … Continue reading

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Billyrock released, charges discovered

By William R. Toler After spending  nearly 12 hours in a cage, Amanda Billyrock  is free(r). Billyrock was arrested by police in Laconia, New Hampshire after a “routine traffic stop” for allegedly running a red light late Friday. At the … Continue reading

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Boston police attempt to intimidate blogger

By William R. Toler To paraphrase Carlos Miller, the Glik decision doesn’t seem to be worth the paper it’s written on…or the $170,000 settlement that resulted from it. In the 2011 case brought up in the First Circuit Court of … Continue reading

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Reporter arrest at NAACP protest raises questions

By Corey Friedman Police raised thorny legal questions this week when they arrested a newspaper reporter covering an NAACP-led protest at the North Carolina General Assembly. Tim Funk, a religion writer for the Charlotte Observer, was charged with trespassing and … Continue reading

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New York bill would make it a crime to ‘annoy’ police

By William R. Toler Those elected to allegedly serve the interests of “the people” in the State of New York, as usual are working on a bill to protect some of their own: the police. According to WIVB, legislators in … Continue reading

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Kokesh cuffed and caged…again

By William R.  Toler Adam Kokesh has been cuffed, kidnapped and caged yet again. The libertarian internet show host and activist was arrested, along with N.A. Poe, at a pro-pot rally in Philadelphia Saturday. But it wasn’t for smoking marijuana … Continue reading

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Rapper arrested over canned tea

By William R. Toler A video posted on YouTube last week made its rounds across the internet Thursday featuring a man being hassled then arrested…over a can of tea. The video starts with a man identified as Xstrav (identified by … Continue reading

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Where is your ‘line in the sand’?

By Eric Voliva I have a question for you; it’s not meant to be answered, nor is its purpose to cause angry discourse. It’s a question that I ask solely for your serious–and internal–consideration; and I sincerely hope you do … Continue reading

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Green Party candidate arrested

By William R. Toler Jill Stein wasn’t at Tuesday night’s debate. Not just because as the Green Party candidate she wasn’t allowed to participate…but because she was arrested. According to RawStory.com, Stein and running mate Cheri Honkala were arrested after being … Continue reading

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Private police records should be public

By Corey Friedman North Carolina residents can legally be kept in the dark when it comes to the actions of sworn police officers enforcing state laws on private college campuses. In a wrongheaded and poorly reasoned June 5 ruling, the … Continue reading

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Former Marine detained, held for mental evaluation over Facebook posts

By William R. Toler In a move that would have only seemed possible to some during the Bush Administration, a Virginia man has been taken into custody and is being held against his will, without criminal charges. Former Marine Brandon Raub … Continue reading

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More photog false arrests

By William R. Toler The last time I checked, photography was not a crime. But a rash of arrests this year would seem to suggest otherwise. We’ve already introduced you to the work of Carlos Miller who has documented an … Continue reading

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‘Dance Party @ TJ’s’

By William R. Toler Wanna dance? If you’re going to be in the nation’s capital this weekend, then the Jefferson Memorial is the place to be. Following a court decision that upheld a ban on dancing at the memorial, five … Continue reading

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Photography is not a crime

By William R. Toler Shutterbugs across the country noticed a disturbing trend and some have even found themselves behind bars for doing their job or passion: photography. Carlos Miller, a “multimedia journalist,” maintains a blog featuring stories of people arrested … Continue reading

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The wrong man walks away

By William R. Toler A recently arrested man is back on the streets thanks to an incompetent jailer in Craven County. Newschannel 12′s Aisha Howard reports that while Sheriff Jerry Monette was holding a press conference lauding the arrest of Jonathan … Continue reading

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