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Freeman is a free(r) man

By William R. Toler Ademo Freeman is a free(r) man. The founder of Cop Block was released from jail in Manchester, NH in the wee hours of the morning Oct. 11…just before 5 a.m. Freeman, whose given name is Adam … 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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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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Cop Block founder faces 21 years for attempting accountability

By William R. Toler A political activist faces a possibility of 21 years in a cage for asking questions and recording answers. Adam Mueller, affectionately known as Ademo Freeman, is charged with three counts of felony wiretapping for recording conversations … 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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Profanity fine leads to planned protest

By William R. Toler WARNING: In the spirit of free speech, this post is completely uncensored. A recent decision by a Massachusetts town to fine foul language has spurred a massive, planned showing of civil disobedience. Liberty activist Adam Kokesh … Continue reading

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Lethal force against law enforcement OK’d in Indiana

By William R. Toler A new law in Indiana has liberty activists cheering and law enforcement cringing. A recent addition to the state’s Castle Doctrine bill gives residents the greenlight to use lethal force to protect their homes and vehicles … 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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Congressman bans cameras, cops commit armed robbery

By William R. Toler In a shocking display of police state tactics, an Ohio Congressman banned and had cameras confiscated from individuals attending his town hall meeting. Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH) allegedly had signs placed in front of the venue … 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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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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Fourth Amendment flushed in court decisions

By William R. Toler “I’d like to get some sleep before I travel. But if you’ve got a warrant, I guess you’re gonna come in.” The late Jerry Garcia would be disappointed–as are many civil libertarians–that his line from “Truckin’” … Continue reading

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The price tag: An 8 percent tax hike

By Ryan Graczkowski One of the local controversies that has plagued Raleigh has concerned the construction of a new public safety building. The idea of it is that the current facilities for the police, fire and emergency response departments are … Continue reading

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Mall Santa snapshots lead to arrest

By Corey Friedman Maybe R.C. Basford’s just camera-shy. Perhaps he’s an adherent of some obscure aboriginal faith that teaches that a snapshot snatches away the soul. Either would be preferable to the more likely alternative — that Basford is a … Continue reading

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Scholar’s arrest about speech, not race

By Corey Friedman Henry Louis Gates’ civil rights weren’t violated. His constitutional rights, however, were thrashed. The prominent Harvard professor, an African-American who was confronted by a white police officer after forcing open the door to his own Cambridge, Mass., … Continue reading

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