CHICAGO – The U.S. attorney's office in Chicago has quietly dropped dozens of serious narcotics conspiracy charges stemming from undercover stings involving fictional drug stash houses, a federal law enforcement technique critics contend amounts to entrapment and displays racial bias against minorities.
Conceived to combat cyberbullying, a new law in Illinois may result in schools demanding social media passwords, even if the posting was not done at school or on school computers.
Long time lurker, rare contributor here on the DP.
This is the only site I feel comfortable getting an opinion on something like this from.
Has anybody here dabbled with ETrade? I am starting to expand my investments and think this is the best way to get into stocks.
Any help, tips, books to read, and people to listen to would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
MARKHAM, Ill. (AP) — Opening statements began Tuesday in the trial of a suburban Chicago police officer accused of acting recklessly by fatally shooting a 95-year-old World War II veteran with a beanbag gun at close range in an effort to subdue him.
[This is a little old but a cursory search shows it wasn't posted here. I hope it is of some interest]
Local 150 spending “six figures” on Libertarian candidate
Monday, Oct 20, 2014
By Rich Miller
I wasn’t hugely surprised when Local 150 of the International Union of Operating Engineers contributed $30,000 to the Illinois Libertarian Party’s candidate for governor Chad Grimm earlier this month.
I was pulled over for "failure to operate turn signal before 100ft of an intersection". I was illegally detained, pulled out into subzero temperatures without gloves and told not to put my hands in my pockets. I was illegally searched which was followed by a citation for the turn signal. I was harassed and treated as a criminal for merely exercising my Constitutional rights. They never searched my person. Doesn't that defy the entire point of the search? This search was conducted by DeKalb Police Department, Illinois.
Enviro-'Friendly' Magnetite-magnetized Oil: FERMI Lab Physicist invents an Elec.Mag.Oil Method to cleanup Industrial-Oil Spills!Submitted by AnCapMercenary on Tue, 12/16/2014 - 20:02
The Magnetic Wand That Cleans Oil Spills
Published on Dec 12, 2014
Oil spills are an unavoidable part of our future on this planet. Until we no longer have to rely on the messy stuff, we will still have to pump oil and ship it around the world, and drilling and shipping inevitably means spills.
Some of you may have heard me talk about my son. He was a delegate for the 2012 Illinois Republican State Convention, designed the candidate comparison sheets for the 2012 election and still proudly displays his Ron Paul Revolution hat everywhere he goes. But, his dedication to personal responsibility and volunteerism is truly shown by how he treats his friends.
Tells pro-immigration heckler “I just took an action to change the law”
Steve Watson | Prisonplanet.com
November 26, 2014
A frustrated President Obama told pro-immigration hecklers in Chicago Tuesday to “get the facts,” and pointed out that he had circumvented the Constitution to stop illegal immigrants being deported.
Given the finding of homicide—and the corroborating evidence at the crime scene—the Chicago Police Department should have counted Groves’s death as a murder. And it did. Until December 18. On that day, the police report indicates, a lieutenant overseeing the Groves case reclassified the homicide investigation as a noncriminal death investigation. In his writeup, he cited the medical examiner’s “inability to determine a cause of death.”
I came across some DIY videos from this guy on doing drywall repairs that I found interesting. When I looked for more, I spotted a UFO, or as he calls it, "The Dream Car."
Was it a UFO... or just a dream?
Interview with CBS News
The Dream Car Explained
Drywall Repair Explained
Why isn't this article not allowing comments. I will make my comment here. This reminds me of post WW1 Germany. Communist groups were out in the open & we know what eventually happened. Hopefully this time the outcome will be favorable. It ultimately wasn't for Hitler's Germany. Remember who FINANCED these communist groups! Remember who covered up the facts! Those who do not learn from history's mistakes are doomed to repeat them.
I am just a public school janitor, in the SEIU, on their agreed upon union payscale...is this government waste?
(TheAntiMedia) On December 12th 2013, an officer named David Barrett walked into a shell station at 10601 S. Cicero Avenue on the Southwest Side of Chicago (Oak Lawn) and began yelling at the cashier because of some kind of problem with the gas pump.
Then, an 89 year-old man named Vincent Detolve asked him to stop cursing obscenities, and the officer pushed him to the ground in response, breaking his hip and tearing his right rotator cuff.
He proceeded to cuss other people in the vicinity out some more, and then the cop left.