Americans have the right to film police in public, court rules

Americans have the right to film police in public, court rules:

US citizens have the right to film police performing their duties, a three-judge panel of judges from the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has ruled, overturning a Philadelphia court decision against two people who filmed on-duty police.

Writing the opening opinion for Friday’s ruling was Judge Thomas Ambro, who cited the famous Rodney King case from 1991, when Los Angeles police were filmed beating King. Judge Ambro said that “filming police on the job was rare then, but common now.”

H/t reader squodgy:

“With the growing number of deaths and physical beatings by police, coupled with the evidenced threat to bystanders who film them, it is pleasing to see some common sense prevailing at last.”

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Amish farmer sold herbal health products. He’s going to prison for 6 years.

Amish farmer sold herbal health products. He’s going to prison for 6 years:

Amish Man Sentenced To Six Years In Prison For Not Seeking FDA Approval

Amish Man Sentenced To Six Years In Prison For Not Seeking FDA Approval:

Kentucky — “I am not a creation of state/government, as such I am not within its jurisdiction.”

Those words were written by Samuel Girod in a document filed in a Kentucky federal court in June. Girod is an Amish farmer who was convicted in March of selling herbal health products that, as reported by the Lexington Herald-Leader on Friday, “were not adequately labeled as required by federal law.”

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FDA Wants to Jail Sam Girod for 48 Years, for Making Salves People Love

FDA Wants to Jail Sam Girod for 48 Years, for Making Salves People Love:

Sam Girod is a Kentucky farmer who runs a small business selling natural skin salves made from herbs such as chickweed, which seem to help relieve a host of skin conditions, including allergic rashes,  psoriasis, poison oak and even skin cancers.

If you look up chickweed on Amazon, you will find pages of chickweed products, dozens and dozens of products, in some cases followed by glowing testimonials from users about how this or that chickweed provided relief from terrible itching, and even cured their skin cancers.

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Germany Passes “Orwellian” Anti-Free-Speech “Facebook Law”

“It’s Orwellian. Anyone who has read 1984 sees its very re-enactment live.”

Germany Passes “Orwellian” Anti-Free-Speech “Facebook Law”:

The writing has been on the wall for months, but German lawmakers have now passed a controversial law under which Facebook, Twitter, and other social media companies could face fines of up to €50 million ($57 million) for failing to remove hate speech.

As AP reports, the measure approved is designed to enforce the country’s existing limits on speech, including the long-standing ban on Holocaust denial. Among other things, it would fine social networking sites if they persistently fail to remove illegal content within a week, including defamatory “fake news.”

“Freedom of speech ends where the criminal law begins,” said Justice Minister Heiko Maas, who was the driving force behind the bill.

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‘I Was Wrong’: Judge Admits Jailing People for Pot ‘Haunts’ Him After Cannabis Saved His Life

‘I Was Wrong’: Judge Admits Jailing People for Pot ‘Haunts’ Him After Cannabis Saved His Life:

After being diagnosed with a terminal disease, a judge who “hated marijuana” now regrets all those prosecutions as cannabis saved his life.

Prior to this year, the state of Florida was regarded as one of the worst possible states to be caught in possession of cannabis. According to a 2009 analysis by former NORML Director Jon Gettman, no state in this country punished people more severely for minor marijuana offenses than Florida. However, thanks in part to a former Florida judge, all this is gradually changing.

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The 2nd Amendment Comes To Europe: Czech Republic To Enshrine Right To Bear Arms Into Constitution

– The 2nd Amendment Comes To Europe: Czech Republic To Enshrine Right To Bear Arms Into Constitution:

Most people inside and outside of the US believe that this country’s gun ownership rate is unique, but that’s not exactly true. Though America has the most privately owned guns per capita, there are other countries that aren’t too far behind us, such as Serbia, Yemen, Cyprus, and many Western nations like Finland and Switzerland. In most cases, these countries don’t have access to the same kind of firearms that we do, but nonetheless there are a ton of guns floating around in these places.

What really separates the US from every other country in the world, is that we have the right to bear arms preserved in our constitution. Technically, Honduras and Mexico have the same right in their constitutions, but in both cases it comes with a lot of restrictions. Their right to bear arms doesn’t have any teeth. The Swiss are known for letting many of their citizens own guns, but gun ownership for most Swiss citizens is more of a duty than a right.

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More than 40 foreign terrorists have used human rights laws to remain in the UK, report reveals

More than 40 foreign terrorists have used human rights laws to remain in the UK, report reveals:

Over 40 foreign-born terrorists have avoided deportation from the UK after using human rights law to argue they would be mistreated if returned to their home countries.

A Home Office report into the government’s Deportation with Assurances (DWA) scheme – which was agreed in 2005 with Ethiopia, Algeria, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya and Morocco – revealed the figure.

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Christian Preschoolers Banned from Saying ‘Amen’, Talking About the Bible

Christian Preschoolers Banned from Saying ‘Amen’, Talking About the Bible:

Children at a Christian preschool in Sweden are no longer allowed to say grace at mealtimes, “Amen”, or talk about the Bible, after a ruling by the Umeå municipality.

Visiting the preschool for an inspection, supervisors from the district said the activities run contrary to the Education Act, which forbids educational content during school time from containing confessional elements, and states that children at must always have the choice of whether or not to participate.

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A Month of Islam and Multiculturalism in Britain: May 2017

A Month of Islam and Multiculturalism in Britain: May 2017:

  • “The whole system failed and that is what has been happening for the last 30 years. And it is PC. People are just too, too afraid to, you know, just too, too afraid to speak the truth.” — Mohan Singh, founder of the Sikh Awareness Society.
  • MI5, Britain’s domestic security agency, revealed that it has identified 23,000 jihadist extremists living in the country.
  • Manchester bomber Salman Abedi used taxpayer-funded student loans and benefits to bankroll the terror plot, according to the Telegraph. Abedi is believed to have received thousands of pounds in state funding in the run-up to the attack even while he was overseas receiving bomb-making training. It also emerged that the chief imam of Abedi’s mosque fought with militants in Libya. The mosque was also reported to have hosted hate preachers who called for British soldiers to be killed and non-believers to be stoned to death.
  • “It is no secret that Saudi Arabia in particular provides funding to hundreds of mosques in the UK, espousing a very hardline Wahhabist interpretation of Islam. It is often in these institutions that British extremism takes root.” — Tom Brake, Lib Dem foreign affairs spokesman.

May 1. Army cadets in Scotland were warned not to wear their uniforms in public because they could be targeted by jihadists.

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Cops Who Tasered Handcuffed Teen on His Testicles Until He Died – On Video – Can’t Be Charged

Cops Who Tasered Handcuffed Teen on His Testicles Until He Died – On Video – Can’t Be Charged:

The department kept the video of its cops killing a teen with a taser secret long enough that it surpassed the statute of limitations — 3 measly years.

H/t reader squodgy:

“Is it really as bad as this?”

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It’s Now A “Human Right” To Not Be Offended

“I’m unclear when ‘not being offended’ became an inalienable human right.”

“Has Western Civilization really reached the point where basic science and human anatomy are set aside to ensure that someone doesn’t get offended?”

It’s Now A “Human Right” To Not Be Offended:

In the latest episode of the completely psychotic breakdown of Western values, Canada’s government has just passed a law that champions sexual identity over science…

It’s called C-16, “An Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code”.

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AND NOW: Canada Passes Law Criminalizing Use Of Wrong Gender Pronouns

This tyrannical bill is nothing but social engineering to the nth degree, all in the name of political correctness…”

Canada Passes Law Criminalizing Use Of Wrong Gender Pronouns:

Authored by Rob Shimshock via The Daily Caller,

Canada passed a law Thursday making it illegal to use the wrong gender pronouns. Critics say that Canadians who do not subscribe to progressive gender theory could be accused of hate crimes, jailed, fined, and made to take anti-bias training.

Canada’s Senate passed Bill C-16, which puts “gender identity” and “gender expression” into both the country’s Human Rights Code, as well as the hate crime category of its Criminal Code by a vote of 67-11, according to LifeSiteNews. The bill now only needs royal assent from the governor general.

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California: Man Facing Prison After Uploading Deadpool Movie to His Facebook Account

California Man Facing Prison After Uploading Deadpool Movie to Facebook:

Fresno, CA  —A Fresno, California, man is facing prison after allegedly uploading the movie Deadpool to his Facebook account. Twenty-one-year-old Trevon Maurice Franklin was arrested and charged with copyright infringement Tuesday morning following a federal investigation that accused him of uploading the Hollywood blockbuster eight days after its release in theaters in February 2016.

Deadpool broke records last year when it became the highest-grossing R-rated film in history, raking in $783 million at the box office.

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