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Did Egypt Adapt the FBI/Waco Model of Justice?

  The New York Times reports today: “A criminal court here sentenced 529 people to death on Monday after a single session of their mass trial, convicting them of murder for the killing of a police officer in the city of Minya during riots after the ouster of former President Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim […]

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FBI Exonerates Agent who Killed Unarmed Chechen During Interrogation

My faith in American justice has been restored. An FBI review found that the FBI agent who killed a Chechen in Florida last year followed all the bureau’s protocols for shooting an unarmed suspect during an interrogation. “Nothing to see here, folks – move along.” My liberal friends told me that the feds would behave better […]

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FBI Warning Omits Season’s Biggest Predators

The FBI issued a Valentine’s Day themed-press release warning of the danger of online dating scams: “Millions of Americans visit online dating websites every year hoping to find a companion or even a soulmate. But as Valentine’s Day gets closer, we want to warn you that criminals use these sites, too, looking to turn the lonely and […]

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Bravo Rand Paul – the only ‘No’ vote for new FBI Chief

Sen. Rand Paul was the only senator to vote against confirming James Comey as the new FBI director.  The final vote was 93 to 1 – so nobody was crowding Rand on the high ground. As the ACLU noted last month, “While Comey deserves credit for stopping an illegal spying program in dramatic fashion, he […]

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The Voting Rights Mirage

 The Washington Times, July 3, 2013 BOVARD: The voting rights mirage Satisfied to cast ballots, Americans stand idle while other freedoms are ravished by James Bovard Liberals are aghast at the Supreme Court ruling last week that struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg denounced the […]

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Federal Surveillance’s Threat to Security (2004)

My piece from the Foundation for Economic Education‘s Freeman, January 2004  “The more information government gathers on people, the more power it will have over them. The more power it has to monitor their peaceful activities, the more intimidated Americans will become.”  Federal Surveillance: The Threat to Americans’ Security More Information Equals More Power JANUARY […]

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Damndest Tweet Ever on a Government Killing

Man Killed During F.B.I. Inquiry Said to Have Been Violent nyti.ms/19rGZuV — The New York Times (@nytimes) May 31, 2013   This is the damndest Twitter headline I ever saw. “Said to have been violent” – who said it? We can’t tell you. Who killed him? It’s a secret. Why did the FBI totally change […]

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