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Amanda Billyrock takes a plea

By William R. Toler The trial of Amanda Billyrock didn’t exactly go as planned Monday morning. Instead of making the state prove her guilt in court, she decided it was in her best interest to take a deal and plead … Continue reading

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Gun ownership an individual choice

By Corey Friedman Authorities in a Georgia city punished Wilson native John McNeil for using the gun they required him to own. McNeil is serving a life sentence after a Cobb County jury convicted him of murder in the 2006 … 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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Principal parodies are protected speech

By Corey Friedman Students who poke fun at their principal or skewer the superintendent through online parody pages could go to jail under a shortsighted state law passed last month. North Carolina’s School Violence Prevention Act defines building a fake … Continue reading

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Update: Ademo found guilty

By William R. Toler Adam Mueller, known among the liberty crowd in “the Shire” as Ademo Freeman, was found guilty Monday of three felony counts of wiretapping by a New Hampshire jury. The founder of Cop Block was sentenced to one … Continue reading

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Man arrested for trying to report suspected crime

By Carlos Miller Photography Is Not a Crime John Nix pulled out his cell phone after spotting what he thought was a gang of thugs mugging a man in the parking lot of a North Carolina shopping mall last week. … 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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