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N.C. develops plan to regulate drones, including photography limits

By Corey Friedman If loose lips can sink ships, loose language can crash a statewide plan to regulate drones before the first unmanned flying machines even get off the ground. Lawmakers on a special state panel approved a working draft … Continue reading

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Store owner speaks about January raid

By William R. Toler “Bullies. Complete bullies.” That’s how Mahmoud Salameh describes the law enforcement officers that raided his business last month to local televison station WCTI-12. Salameh’s store, KP Mini Mart, was one of 22 businesses in Pitt County … Continue reading

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Bearcats on the prowl in ENC

By William R. Toler Eastern North Carolina could see a few Bearcats roaming the streets in the near future. No, it’s not a panther on steroids. It’s a military-style assault vehicle, a species which is multiplying in cities and small … Continue reading

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Grounding drones a win for privacy

By Corey Friedman North Carolinians will largely be free from spying eyes high above their heads — at least for the next two years. State lawmakers included a provision in the 2013 Appropriations Act that prevents state and local authorities … 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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Reporter told not to record

By William R. Toler While covering a fatal fire near Aurora, NC, a television reporter was approached by a Beaufort County deputy who tried to prevent him from shooting. NewsChannel 12′s Mike Valerio said the deputy told him before he … Continue reading

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Surveillance Society

By William R. Toler As technology increases, both in the government and private sector, it seems that our right to privacy continues to decrease. Recently, Popular Mechanics reported that the Michigan State Police may have been using forensic analyzers on … Continue reading

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Fourth Amendment victory for open carriers

By Richard C. Evey Libertarian/ Patriot A federal judge has made a ruling that could change the way that law enforcement treats “We the people.” The judge granted that the plaintiff has liability under the Fourth Amendment and that law … Continue reading

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NC teen held under Patriot Act

By William R. Toler  Ashton Lundeby is more than 7oo miles away from his family. The sixteen-year-old Oxford teen is in a juvenille facility in South Bend, Ind. on a criminal complaint that he made a bomb threat, according to WRAL-TV. … Continue reading

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