Tag: police

Did Oakland Cops Forget How Civil Disobedience Works?

Violent police crackdowns are only adding fuel to Occupy Wall Street, argues a HeadCount blogger. Why didn’t they realize that in Oakland?

Posted in Personal Liberty

Dr. Dre Beats the Cops in Michigan

Dr. Dre has just helped set legal precedent regarding police conduct in one of the most important rulings by the Michigan Supreme Court. Last week, in a 6-1 ruling, the court said that police do not have a right to privacy while on the job.

Posted in Personal Liberty, Music and Activism

Personal Liberty Issue Update: Flexing Your Rights

All liberty loving individuals should have a basic understanding of the Bill of Rights. It’s easy to forget that rights like freedom of speech and the right to bear arms were created not to protect us from enemies, but from our own government. In this month’s Personal Liberty update, you’ll find some great reminders. If…

Posted in Personal Liberty, Issue Updates

SWAT Team Raids Families Home and Kills Dog. Finds a Bong.

Last month, HeadCount’s Community Question asked “what personal liberty issues are most important to you?” Those who participated in the poll overwhelmingly chose marijuana legalization among the 4 choices. So it’s pretty certain that this video of a marijuana raid that took place at a family home in Columbia, Missouri in February will stir some…

Posted in Personal Liberty, Community Question

Musicians Speak Out About Festival Raid

Michael “Clip” Paine of Parliament Funkadelic and friends give their perspectives of the drug task force raid that took place at the Universal Church of Love and Music’s Funk Fest in Acme, PA. What do you think about the raid? Let us know by leaving some comments!

Posted in Music and Activism

Twelve Mexico Murders, Thirty-Four Drug Cartel Arrests

After he was elected president of Mexico in 2006, Felipe Calderon declared his own war on drugs, with an emphasis on battling drug cartels. There have been more than 10,000 drug-related killings since then, and the cartels don’t seem to be going anywhere. One of the more grisly recent events was the torture and murder…

Posted in Human Rights

‘David Matthews’ Popped at DMB show; Cops Want Tasers

A pair of Dave Matthews Band shows at New York’s Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) led to 30 arrests, including a charge of sexual assault against a David Matthews of Cohoes, New York – no relation to the singer – for “inappropriately touching a woman during the concert,” according to the local television station WTEN….