MEANWHILE…IN CHICAGO: The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden ‘black site’
Alleged police practices at Homan Square, according to those familiar with the facility who spoke out to the Guardian after its investigation into Chicago police abuse, include:
Keeping arrestees out of official booking databases.
Beating by police, resulting in head wounds.
Shackling for prolonged periods.
Denying attorneys access to the “secure” facility.
Holding people without legal counsel for between 12 and 24 hours, including people as young as 15.
Hat Tip to Instapundit
SELECTIVE HYPOCRISY: Obama in 2012 on censorship vs Obama 2014 on censorship (videos) 2012: 2014: RELATED: White House Threatened YouTube over Bogus Benghazi video AND: Obama says #Sony wimped out. http://t.co/cXDSSuvFZu I seem to remember his own gutsy call… pic.twitter.com/ciZ2kbNjC8 — LL1885 – A.P. Dillon (@LadyLiberty1885) December 22, 2014
FREE SPEECH IN OBAMA’S AMERICA: Senate Democrats No. 1 Priority After the Recess? Gutting the First Amendment This resolution, sponsored by Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., and 47 other senators (without a single Republican member), would amend the First Amendment to give Congress the power to limit fundraising and spending on political speech and political activity. […]
HOPE AND CHANGE: Feds Creating Database to Track ‘Hate Speech’ on Twitter The federal government is spending nearly $1 million to create an online database that will track “misinformation” and hate speech on Twitter. The National Science Foundation is financing the creation of a web service that will monitor “suspicious memes” and what it considers […]
FREE SPEECH: Eric Holder Gets Serious About Limiting Speech, Investigates Obama Outhouse Parade Float “The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating a float that appeared at the annual Fourth of July parade in the small town of Norfolk, Neb. because the float featured a blue flatbed truck carrying a zombie-looking mannequin in overalls on the door […]
THE MUST READ OF THE DAY: Obama Unleashes The Left Subtitle: “How the government created a federal hunting license for the far left.” Money quote: “First Amendment? It’s more like a fatwa. The Obama administration has issued a federal hunting license to deputize fanatics at any university in America. They will define who gets accused, […]
YOUR HIGHER EDUCATION DOLLARS: ‘Man Up,’ ‘Don’t Be A Pussy’ Labeled Offensive Language at Duke University A new word-discouragement campaign at Duke University has labeled phrases such as “Man Up,” “That’s So Gay,” and “Don’t Be a Pussy” offensive language that “delegitimizes” homosexuality and oppresses and insults people. But as the campaign has gained national […]
TRANSPARENCY: NYT reporter calls Obama WH the “greatest enemy of press freedom”
#MROTD: No militia means more intrusive law enforcement: Column
#2A WIN: Bill to Allow Concealed Carry on Idaho College Campuses
PRESIDENT DICTATOR: Via Instapundit – PRESIDENT OBAMA: I AM THE LAW. When a man says “I am the law,” what he’s really saying is “I’m lawless.” One question congressional and presidential candidates should be asked is how we should go about restoring the rule of law to our federal government. Not even during the world […]
FIRST THEY CAME FOR THE NON-PROFITS: ACLU slams Obama administration’s new IRS rules restricting nonprofit groups ACLU said that the new “rule,” which is comprised of many different provisions, open the door to more of the kind of politically-motivated IRS targeting that snared conservative groups between 2010 and 2012. ACLU also stated its “serious concerns […]
GUN GRABBER UPDATE: New DOJ, HHS Rules Aimed at Mental State of Gun Owners The White House said the new actions are needed because “some states have noted that the terminology used by federal law to prohibit people from purchasing a firearm for certain mental health reasons is ambiguous” and “some states have also said […]
NARRATIVE BUSTER: Detroit police chief: Legal gun owners can deter crime Detroit— If more citizens were armed, criminals would think twice about attacking them, Detroit Police Chief James Craig said Thursday. Urban police chiefs are typically in favor of gun control or reluctant to discuss the issue, but Craig on Thursday was candid about how […]
GUN GRABBING UPDATE: Obama Admin’s Two Quiet Executive Actions On Who Can Buy A Gun After failing to strengthen background checks on gun buyers through Congress, the Obama administration on Friday announced pending executive action on the matter focused mainly on mental health issues that would allow the government to get around certain privacy laws […]
#OBAMACARE HORROR LINKS: The doctor won’t see you? Analysts warn ObamaCare plans could resemble Medicaid As hundreds of thousands enroll for coverage beginning Jan. 1, analysts are warning that the plans are likely to give them access to fewer doctors and hospitals. So much so, they warn, that the system could begin to resemble Medicaid, […]
TRIFECTA: The Trampling Of The Fourth Amendment In part two of this three part series, Trifecta examines the state of the Fourth Amendment, which protects us from unreasonable searches and seizures. Is the NSA trampling on the Fourth Amendment by rifling through everyone’s telephone information and emails? Find out
TRIFECTA: Free Speech In Peril (video) The Trifecta gang warns America about the threats posed to the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Hear what the Obama Administration has planned for your right to worship, speak and assemble freely in this three part series on the Bill of Rights.
IRS SQUEEZES 1ST AMENDMENT: The Latest IRS Political Crackdown The IRS is soliciting comments on its draft, so here’s ours: The same agency that showed it is willing to use the tax code to punish critics of the President can’t be trusted to limit anyone’s political speech. The proposed changes are, in essence, an end […]
THE MROTD: Thank you, Hobby Lobby Hobby Lobby employees are covered under the company’s self-insured health plan, which brings us back to the company’s legal case. Last September, Hobby Lobby sued the feds over Obamacare’s “preventive services” mandate, which forces the Christian-owned-and-operated business to provide, without co-pay, abortion-inducing drugs including the “morning after pill” and […]
#2A WIN IN COLORADO: CO Senator resigns before public can recall her over new gun law A Democratic Colorado state senator resigned Wednesday to avoid a possible recall election over a controversial gun control law that led to the ouster of two of her colleagues earlier this year. Sen. Evie Hudak, who has represented a […]
FREEDOM OF RELIGION IN OBAMA’S AMERICA: US Army defines Christian ministry as ‘domestic hate group’ Several dozen U.S. Army active duty and reserve troops were told last week that the American Family Association, a well-respected Christian ministry, should be classified as a domestic hate group because the group advocates for traditional family values.
MILLION VET MARCH LINKFEST Instapundit: PHOTOS: Veterans Overrun the Barrycades, Liberate the Memorials in Washington! The Blaze: ‘WE ARE MARCHING TO THE WHITE HOUSE’: ‘MILLION VET MARCH’ DESCENDS ON WASHINGTON, BARRICADES TORN DOWN Gateway Pundit: Patriots at the Million Vets March Carry Barricades from Lincoln Memorial to Set Up at White House (Video) Nice Deb: #MillionVetMarch: Fed Up […]