After protestors in Ferguson, Missouri, were met with a militarized police force, new attention was brought to the Pentagon’s 1033 program, a program that supplies military-grade equipment to local police departments, often for free. We previously noted: The stats across the Treasure Coast are mind-boggling. Indian River County received $1,186,212.34 of military equipment. This includes (12) 7.62 millimeter […]
The militarization of the police has been seen across the country. On the Treasure Coast we have witnessed an MRAP respond to the scene of a police murdering a man for answering his door. Simply answering aggressive knocks on your door with a gun sent Fort Pierce into Defcon 3. The local law enforcement, which […]
The Ron Paul Institute picked up on Davis, CA City Council voting to get rid of the police department’s MRAP military vehicle. Saint Lucie County has several MRAPs creating a serious issue of police militarization that spans the Treasure Coast. What to do with the unwanted military vehicle? Maybe, like the cars at the Cadillac […]
You’re at a party and someone from the police asks to see your cell phone. What do you do? If you don’t know your rights, you could putting yourself and your future at risk. Professor Josh Blackman details in this video the ways in which recent court rulings are defining and limiting the boundaries in […]
It’s one thing to know your rights it is another thing to know how to flex your rights. Former FBI agent and instructor and Miami police officer Dale Carson set the Florida record for felony arrests. Now he is a defense attorney and advising people how to stay out of jail. His message – assert […]
This is a great episode of the Tom Woods Show where Tom and William Norman Grigg examine the death of Michael Brown and Ferguson events. Will Grigg is the best libertarian resource on police issues as Jeff Deist recently noted. Follow Grigg at Pro Libertate. Ferguson: A Libertarian View.
By Ron Paul: America’s attention recently turned away from the violence in Iraq and Gaza toward the violence in Ferguson, Missouri, following the shooting of Michael Brown. While all the facts surrounding the shooing have yet to come to light, the shock of seeing police using tear gas (a substance banned in warfare), and other […]
By Jeff Deist: The following is the transcript from a talk delivered at the 2014 Houston Mises Circle. Video of the talk is available here. I’d like to speak with you today not about the NSA or any of the vast federal spying apparatus that has so eroded our personal and financial privacy; nor about […]
Jeff Deist and Marc J. Victor discuss what’s happening in Ferguson, our disappearing legal rights, and how having Butler Shaffer as a law professor radicalized him and shaped his libertarian views. Website: http://AttorneyForFreedom.com Keynote Speech at Casey’s Conference: https://youtube.com/watch?v=jUow1DhAubA via Marc Victor: Attorney For Freedom – YouTube.
The militarization of police is seen clearly in Ferguson. Some people are noticing this for the first time while others have been informed about the rise of warrior cops as pointed out by William Norman Grigg and Radley Balko. From Ferguson we see protestors opposed by cops that seem like they are in a war […]