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Humane Treatment of Migrant Children and Families
Between October 1, 2017 and May 31, 2018, at least 2,700 children have been split from their parents. 1,995 of them were separated over the last six weeks of that window — April 18 to May 31 — indicating that at present, an average of 45 children are being taken from their parents each day. The Due Process Clause of the Fifth Amendment does not permit the government to forcibly take a child from her mother, without justification or even a hearing.
Open Martin's Beach
Martin's Beach is a picturesque pocket beach just south of Half Moon Bay. It had long been visited by the public until soon after it was sold in 2008 to a then-anonymous owner for $32.5 million. Not long after the property changed hands, the billboard was painted over and a keycard gate was closed permanently to the public. The chances for future generations to make memories at Martin's Beach were brought to an abrupt halt when the locked gates and signs were erected at the entrance to the beach road. Surfrider Foundation cites the violations of the beach access protections of the California Coastal Act. Specifically, the property owner cannot add new development or change the intensity of use of coastal land without a Coastal Development Permit. The development here comes in the form of new gates, new signage and even the use of armed guards to deter public access. Surfrider Foundation cites the violations of the beach access protections of the California Coastal Act. Specifically, the property owner c
City threatens Seniors With Fines and Prison for Harmless Flowers
Carl and Janice Duffner are senior citizens who, due to severe grass allergies, converted their entire yard into a beautiful, well-maintained, grass-free flower garden. All was well until one of their neighbors complained that the Duffners were not in compliance with a city ordinance that requires residential property owners to devote at least half of their yard to growing and maintaining “turf grass”, or face fines of up to $500 and 10 days in prison for each and every day they fail to comply. There is absolutely nothing unlawful or harmful about the Duffners’ flowers, yet St. Peters is threatening them with extraordinary fines and decades in prison simply because they choose to grow flowers instead of a plant that makes them sick.
Woman harassed for wearing Puerto Rico shirt ‘in America’ as officer stands by watching
Mia Irizarry purchased a permit to rent a picnic area in Caldwell Woods, a sprawling forested area on Chicago’s Far Northwest Side. She arrived wearing a shirt that displayed the Puerto Rican flag. that triggered a man to repeatedly harass her, getting up close and snarling, “You should not be wearing that in the United States of America.” (Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States and its residents are U.S. citizens.)All the while, officer Patrick Connor stood watching, ignoring Irizarry as she pleaded with him to intervene. The Forest Preserve District of Cook County Police eventually charged the man with assault and disorderly conduct, after the officer “literally was just standing there watching the whole thing happen like nothing.”
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Miami Police Illegally Seize $20K in Glittery Cash From Stripper
Back on May 25, an officer pulled over a couple that cut off a patrol car in Miami's West Little River neighborhood. From the car, patrol officers seized six guns, three of them assault-style rifles, plus cash, suspected marijuana oil and several bottles of powerful codeine cough syrup without a valid prescription. Prosecutors dropped the charges when body-cam footage showed police didn't have permission to search the couple's trunk. The guns were all legally owned, they had a concealed carry license, and no testing had been done on the suspected codeine or hash oil to determine if they were illicit drugs.
Steel and Aluminum Tariffs Under Section 232
Our Steel and Aluminum industries (and many others) have been decimated by decades of unfair trade and bad policy with countries from around the world. We must not let our country, companies and workers be taken advantage of any longer. We want free, fair and SMART TRADE!
Legal Ade: Save America’s Lemonade Stands
Kids across the country are getting busted for operating lemonade stands without a permit.
May 29, 2018 – Denver police shut down a lemonade stand that two young children were running to raise money to help a 5-year-old Indonesian child.June 8, 2015 – The Chief of Police in little Overton, Texas, informed 7- and 8-year-old sisters that their lemonade stand violated the town’s ordinances unless they obtained a $150 “peddler’s permit.”
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program
Drones are proving to be especially valuable in emergency situations, including assessing damage from natural disasters, such as the recent hurricanes and the wildfires in California. Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) include drones less than 55 pounds and equipment necessary for their safe and efficient operation. To promote continued technological innovation and to ensure the global leadership of the United States in this emerging industry, the regulatory framework for UAS operations must be sufficiently flexible to keep pace with the advancement of UAS technology, while balancing the vital Federal roles in protecting privacy and civil liberties; mitigating risks to national security and homeland security; and protecting the safety of the American public, critical infrastructure, and the Nation's airspace. In less than a decade, the potential economic benefit of integrating UAS in the nation’s airspace is estimated at $82 billion and could create 100,000 jobs.
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