As reported by the Daily Minnesotan, Cam Gordon, the Green City Councilor representing District 2 in Minneapolis, has introduced a bill to repeal “lurking” and “spitting” as arrestable crimes. Gordon is also working to obtain data from the city’s police force on the racial dynamics of policing in Minneapolis.
The Ward 2 Councilman wants to stop arrests for lower-level offenses like lurking or spitting.
By Wayne Allyn Root, Former Libertarian Vice Presidential Nominee
As I write this commentary, Joe Paterno has been fired as Penn State football coach — effective immediately. Thousands of Penn State college students are in the streets, angry, sad, disillusioned, emotionally wrecked, overturning cars, and chanting Joe Paterno’s name.… Read more ...
Party for Socialism and Liberation at LiberationNews.org:
following article was written by a participant in the Oct. 1
Occupy Wall Street march on the Brooklyn
among the 700 protesters trapped and arrested there. Police brutality and
illegal arrests are taking place in cities and towns throughout the U.S.… Read more ...
Emailed by Boston Tea Party chair Darryl W. Perry to IPR. Also posted at Hammer of Truth, among other places.
When one hears the term wiretapping, normally one thinks of secretly recording phone calls of others; some may have thoughts of Watergate. However, under some crafty interpretations of the legal definition of wiretapping, several people have found themselves as suspects of this offense for filming their encounters with public officials.… Read more ...
The Peace and Freedom Party stands in solidarity with Wisconsin’s worker and student demonstrations. We demand:
* The Wisconsin Legislature kill the bill that would deny collective bargaining to state workers
* Governor Walker refrain from calling in the National Guard or police
* Education and union jobs are a right
* Cancel interest payments to the banks
* Tax the rich and their corporations
We applaud the workers and students of Wisconsin for leading the way in a “people’s filibuster” while Democrats hide out to deny a quorum to the Republicans.… Read more ...
Posted by Red Phillips at Conservative Heritage Times. Although Phillips also writes for IPR, I (Paulie) am posting it here to make it clear that any opinions expressed are those of Phillips, not an IPR editorial. As with many other stories I post, I am posting it for the sake of discussion, not necessarily because I agree with the author.… Read more ...
Arizona’s barbaric anti-immigration law SB 1070, now facing federal court challenges, was created to not only scapegoat immigrants, but also feed the boundless greed of capitalists. Private prison corporations and politicians worked hand in hand in the law’s creation as they drooled at the prospect of huge profits through the unjust detention of thousands of undocumented immigrants.… Read more ...
LIBERTARIAN message to Harrisonburg Commonwealth’s Attorney Marsha Garst: RESIGN!
By John Munchmeyer
LPVA Communications Committee
Libertarian Party of Virginia Calls for the Resignation of Commonwealth’s Attorney Marsha Garst After Raid of Newspaper
RICHMOND, VA — On Friday, April 16, 2010, Rockingham County Commonwealth’s Attorney Marsha Garst arrived at the offices of ‘The Breeze’ (the James Madison University student newspaper) with police officers in a raid demanding photographs taken during an altercation between police and students at Springfest on April 10.… Read more ...
Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in the Montbello neighborhood that sent one man to the hospital early today. Denver Police say the shooting happened at 51st and Fontana Court just before 4 a.m. They say the initial report was that a man was trying to harm himself.
Press Release from the Barr campaign. This one may be of particular interest given Barr’s professional background, which is described in the last paragraph.
Atlanta, GA — â€œWe typically make fun of bungled police operations by saying they were conducted by the gang that couldnâ€™t shoot straight,â€ notes Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party candidate for president.
Press release posted on the LP Radicals yahoo group. Starchild has had various offices in the San Francisco and California LP, and is one of the spokespeople for this initiative.
The San Francisco Department of Elections announced today that the measure prohibiting city officials from spending money arresting and prosecuting people for prostitution, and mandating equal legal protection for sex workers, has qualified for the November ballot.