Todays News 9/1/16

  • The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upholds a bad that prevents medicinal marijuana card holders from buying guns. This forces many Americans to choose between their health and their right to self defense. [Link] Bill of Rights Fyle
  •  The FBI operates a child pornography website for two weeks. The FBI ran the site as a form of a sting operation in order to catch frequent visitors to the site. The FBI ran the site so efficiently that it actually increased traffic on the site form 11,000  to 50,000 daily visitors. The FBI is facing some ethical questions, as they actually distributed child pornorgrapy. [Link] FBI Fyle
  • A Tampa Bay SWAT Team shoots and kills an unarmed man in a raid on his home. The police had conducted a 1 month investigation on the man before raiding him home. Early reports say the police found 2 grams of marijuana. [Link] Police Fyle
  • A New Mexico woman, Arlene Harjo, is the victim of civil asset forfeiture. Harjo’s son was arrested for drunk driving in her car and the car was impounded. When Harjo went to court to get her car back, the court attempted to bully her into signing disclaimer that would transfer ownership of the car to the city. She refused and continues to be unable to retrieve her car. She continues to have to make payments on her car while she battles in court to get it back. The city of Albuquerque, New Mexico, seizes 1,000 cars a year from citizens thought civil asset forfeiture. [Link] Police Fyle
  • Professors at the University of Colorado-Colorado Spring tells students that global warming is not up for discussion. The professors, who are teaching a course on climate change, sent an email to students informing them that they need to drop the class if they wish to discuss if global warming is a result of human action or not. Colleges were once a forum for open discussion, but these professors have made it clear that is no longer the case. [Link]
  • On August 1st Obama announced a 30 day war in Libya, today he has announced he will extend the war for another 30 days. Obama has made both of these moves without approval from Congress. Obama has not announced goals for the war or announced at what point the US would see the mission as over. This leads many to expect the war will indefinitely continue into the future. [Link] Libya War 2016
  • The 18 month war in Yemen has left at least 10,000 dead. However, so many have fled their homes after they were destroyed it is impossible to know the real number at this point. A Saudi Arabia and US supported blockade of Yemen has made if difficult for journalist and international aid groups to enter Yemen. This makes discovering the true number of lives lost very difficult. [Link] US/Saudi War Against Yemen
  • Another 16 Yemeni civilians were murdered by Saudi bombs. The Saudi war plane reminded in the area after the bombing, preventing rescuers from reaching those who were injured in the strike. [Link] US/Saudi War Against Yemen
  •  A Russian or Syrian plane dropped a bomb on a vegetable market in Syria. At least 7 were killed in the attack. [Link] Syria Fyle

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