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Friday Talking Points -- Ships Leaving A Sinking Rat

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As the stream of Republicans fleeing the Donald Trump candidacy becomes a flood, it does seem the appropriate metaphor to use -- the ships are leaving the sinking rat this time, not the other way 'round.

Friday Talking Points -- Lucifer or a Joe McCarthy-Dracula Love Child?

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.29.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Boy, it isn't every day you get to write a headline like that! But those are the kinds of feelings Ted Cruz seems to bring out in everyone -- left, right, and center.

Couple's 'Kinky' Night In Handcuffs Ends In Real Arrest

Reuters | Lee Moran | Posted 02.13.2016 | Crime

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Feb 12 (Reuters) - An Arkansas couple's evening of "kinky" entertainment ended with one pair of handcuffs used for fun being replac...

Ali Watkins

Wyden: Get A Warrant To Snoop From The Air | Ali Watkins | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) doesn’t think the National Security Agency should be allowed to page through your call data without a warrant....

Local Law Enforcement Chipping Away at the Fourth Amendment

Peter Van Buren | Posted 12.24.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

The Bill of Rights was designed to protect the People from their government. That's quite literally becoming history today as new challenges, now from local law enforcement, chip away at the Fourth Amendment's protections of privacy.

Does Policing Summons Warrants Really Prevent Serious Crime?

Nick Malinowski | Posted 12.06.2014 | New York
Nick Malinowski

After being arrested on a 2005 summons warrant, the NYPD let the air out of this cyclist's bike tires.

E.O. 12333: End-Running the Fourth Amendment

Peter Van Buren | Posted 11.23.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

In Post-Constitutional America (2001-Present), the government has taken a bloody box cutter to the original copy of the Constitution and thrown the Fourth Amendment in the garbage.

Why the SCOTUS Cellphone Decision is a Win for Press Freedom

Josh Stearns | Posted 08.26.2014 | Media
Josh Stearns

According to the Supreme Court, police need a warrant to search the cellphones of people they arrest. The unanimous decision, which was handed down this week, is being heralded as a major victory for privacy rights and a landmark case with implications far beyond cellphones.

Friday Talking Points -- Rest In Peace, Fourth Amendment

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We gather here today to mourn the passing of the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Although weakened and battered in the past, it seems that it has finally succumbed and will be heard of no more.

What I Would Have Said to Eric Holder

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Justice Department's recent actions towards the media is so disturbing because it represents a step backward to a much uglier time, with fewer legal protections for the press. There is a very fine line between targeting leaking and targeting the media who print the leaks.

No Warrant, No Problem

Ars Technica | Posted 02.05.2013 | Technology

The US government isn't allowed to wiretap American citizens without a warrant from a judge. But there are plenty of legal ways for law enforcement, f...

Dog Ears Music: Kill the Turkey Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 01.16.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Gregory & The Hawk, The O'Jays, Cory Williams, Elvis Costello, Thelonious Monk and more.

New York's Finest Cut to the Chase in the Murder of Police Officer Peter Figoski

Audrey Silk | Posted 03.13.2012 | New York
Audrey Silk

The brunt of the fury should have been trained on Lamont Pride first and foremost. In the end, he was solely responsible for his actions.

Sweet Cherry Pie

Janet Turley | Posted 10.12.2011 | Entertainment
Janet Turley

Watching "Cherry Pie," all I see is Jani Lane saluting the callipygian Bobbi Brown. She's hot. So hot he has to "think about baseball" so he can swing all night with her.

Is Your Email Private?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Chris Weigant

Is your email private? You may think it is, but you may also be surprised how easy it is for law enforcement to access it without a warrant.