City Halls Use Facial Recognition To Blacklist And Ban Residents

City Halls Use Facial Recognition To Blacklist And Ban Residents By MassPrivateI I hate to say I told you so, but I told you so. Local governments and private corporations are using facial recognition to secretly blacklist people, despite having no valid reason to do so. A recent article in the Idaho Statesman, and in the video below, prove that local governments are using facial recognition to ban residents from accessing city-owned buildings. The Boise city council claimed that they need facial recognition cameras to protect public employees from disgruntled or…

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California Committee Approves Measure to Create Banking Alternative for Cannabis Industry, Bypass Federal Reserve

California Committee Approves Measure to Create Banking Alternative for Cannabis Industry, Bypass Federal Reserve By Michael Maharrey Last week, a second California Assembly committee unanimously passed a bill that would establish limited state-chartered banks to serve the cannabis industry. Final passage of this legislation would remove a major federal roadblock in front of the developing industry in the state and further nullify federal prohibition in practice. Sen. Bob Hertzberg, (D-Van Nuys), along with a bipartisan coalition of eight cosponsors, filed Senate Bill 51 (SB51) on Dec. 4.  The legislation would create a…

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Watch as Cops Taser, Pepper Spray Dad in Front of His Kids, for Filming

Watch as Cops Taser, Pepper Spray Dad in Front of His Kids, for Filming By Matt Agorist Chicago, IL — In the land of the free, there are ostensible checks and balances which are in place to prevent corrupt and power drunk government officials from overstepping their authority and depriving people of their rights, especially for filming in public. The largest ostensible restraint on this power is the Constitution. However, as TFTP has reported for years, despite the fact that police swear an oath to uphold this constitution, they are…

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Lawmakers Argue Constitution Gives Gov’t Right To Steal Your Car if You’re Caught Speeding

Lawmakers Argue Constitution Gives Gov’t Right To Steal Your Car if You’re Caught Speeding By Tyler Durden Despite losing in the United States Supreme Court, the state of Indiana is still arguing that there are virtually no Eighth Amendment limits on what it can seize using civil asset forfeiture, according to Reason. In fact, Indiana Solicitor General Thomas Fisher argued in Indiana Supreme Court last week that it would be constitutional to seize any and every car that exceeded the speed limit. It was an argument that drew laughter from the U.S. Supreme…

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Why It Must Be The People Who Preserve The Flame of Liberty

Why It Must Be The People Who Preserve The Flame of Liberty By Barry Brownstein We are learning that the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution are not enough to maintain liberty. Freedom is maintained when a critical mass of the public acts in adherence to the timeless principles of individual liberty bequeathed to us. The words in the Constitution, explains Eric Metaxas in his book If You Can Keep It: The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty, “are merely deaf, dumb, and mute shapes of inert black ink.” “We the…

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Status Report: Facial Recognition Resistance Growing in Cities and States

Status Report: Facial Recognition Resistance Growing in Cities and States By Michael Boldin With government and corporate partners aggressively pushing for facial recognition everywhere – airports, public places, police body cams and more – left and right are starting to come together to ban government from using it for surveillance (or anything else) on a state and local level. Will enough people take action before it’s too late? SHOW LINKS:JOIN TAC Show Archives Subscribe and Review on iTunes Second in the Nation: Somerville City Council Passes Facial Recognition Ban First…

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Watch as Good Cops Honor Oath to Constitution, Uphold Man’s Right to Film, Instead of Violating It

Watch as Good Cops Honor Oath to Constitution, Uphold Man’s Right to Film, Instead of Violating It By Matt Agorist Williamston, SC — Filming the police is entirely legal in every state. However, all too often, we will see police officers overstep their authority and arrest, attack, and assault innocent people for the constitutionally protected act of documenting their behavior in public. While the norm seems to be cops violating the rights of people for conducting what are now referred to as First Amendment Audits, when cops support a citizens right to…

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Supreme Court Rules Cops Do NOT Need a Warrant to Draw Your Blood If You’re Unable to Consent

Supreme Court Rules Cops Do NOT Need a Warrant to Draw Your Blood If You’re Unable to Consent By Matt Agorist On Thursday, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that police officers do not need your consent, nor do they need a warrant, to draw your blood—so long as you are unconscious—and police accuse you of being under the influence. The ruling on Thursday is in stark contrast to the previous precedent which stated that police do need a warrant to perform a blood test if the driver does not…

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Watch as Cops Detain Entire Bar, Seal Off All Exits, Force EVERYONE to Submit to Record Check

Watch as Cops Detain Entire Bar, Seal Off All Exits, Force EVERYONE to Submit to Record Check By Matt Agorist Michigan City, IN — A video detailing the utter disregard for the Constitution that some police departments in the United States have has been shared with The Free Thought Project. The sheer scope of the violation is up there in the most egregious cases on which we’ve ever reported here at TFTP. An entire bar was unlawfully detained, held against their will, and forced to submit their identification to police…

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Again!? The NSA’s Phone Records Program Still Can’t Stay Within the Law

Again!? The NSA’s Phone Records Program Still Can’t Stay Within the Law By Matthew Guariglia Just as the Trump administration has signaled its interest in a permanent “clean” reauthorization  of the Patriot Act’s phone surveillance provision, the NSA proves once again that it is not to be trusted with these tools. New documents obtained by the ACLU and reported in the Wall Street Journal have revealed that last year the NSA once again collected phone records of Americans that it was not authorized to obtain. The NSA collected information, including…

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