State Forces Citizens to Pay for “Stargazing Permit” to View Night Sky in Public Parks—Yes, Really

State Forces Citizens to Pay for “Stargazing Permit” to View Night Sky in Public Parks—Yes, Really By Matt Agorist New York — In the Land of the Free, if you do not pay the State in the form of a permit before you attempt to sell a product or service to a willing customer, you can and will be extorted, kidnapped and caged, with extreme prejudice. While many folks stand behind permits for selling, one permit in New York that has nothing to do with commerce, has garnered the scrutiny of…

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More Than 4 Times as Many Police Officers Killed Themselves Than Were Shot in 2019

More Than 4 Times as Many Police Officers Killed Themselves Than Were Shot in 2019 By Matt Agorist In 2019, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page, 47 police officers were shot, 7 killed in a vehicular assault, and three died from assault. Another 77 cops died as a result of car crashes, heart attacks, and illnesses. Absent from the database of fallen officers, however, are the 228 cops who ended their own watch. This number is a giant leap from the year before and the fourth consecutive year that…

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New Bill to Allow Cops to Detain Citizens, Force Them to Explain Who They Are, What They’re Doing

New Bill to Allow Cops to Detain Citizens, Force Them to Explain Who They Are, What They’re Doing By Matt Agorist Kentucky — An ominous bill that is currently making its way through the Kentucky Senate aims to give police unprecedented unconstitutional powers. These new powers will allow cops to stop anyone they want and demand that person tell them who they are, where they are going, and explain their actions. Naturally, it has civil rights advocates up in arms, but it doesn’t seem to be slowing down the bill’s…

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Instead of Kidnapping and Caging Drug Addicts, Police are Getting Them Help — And It’s Working

Instead of Kidnapping and Caging Drug Addicts, Police are Getting Them Help — And It’s Working By Matt Agorist Tuscon, AZ — In the land of the free, when most police officers catch individuals with substances deemed illegal by the government, they will extort, kidnap, cage, or kill those individuals. This is the standard operating procedure for police departments from coast to coast. Despite applying this process of extortion, kidnapping, caging, and killing for over five decades — known as the war on drugs — addiction and drug use have…

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Drug War-Addicted Cops Raid Hemp Farm, Bulldoze Struggling Farmer’s Million Dollar Crop

Drug War-Addicted Cops Raid Hemp Farm, Bulldoze Struggling Farmer’s Million Dollar Crop By Matt Agorist Because government is the antithesis to freedom, industrial hemp has been banned nationwide since 1937 ostensibly due to the plant’s similarities to marijuana. Many have speculated that this move was also due to the fact that cannabis is in direct competition with the pharmaceutical industry by providing far safer alternative treatments as well as directly competing with the petrochemical industry. However, all this changed in December 2018 after President Donald Trump signed the Agriculture Improvement…

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Atlanta Police Make Monumental Move, Disband Entire Drug Unit to Focus on Actual Crime

Atlanta Police Make Monumental Move, Disband Entire Drug Unit to Focus on Actual Crime By Matt Agorist Atlanta, GA — In one of the most revolutionary moves we’ve reported on to date, the Atlanta Police Department announced this week that they are disbanding their narcotics unit so they can fight actual violent crime. This move is both revolutionary and heartening and is another nail in the war on drugs’ coffin. According to a report from WSB-TV Atlanta, the massive change was confirmed on Tuesday. The department confirmed with WSB-TV reporter,…

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On Christmas, Let’s Remember that Peace is Not Only the Goal, But the Path by Which We Get There

On Christmas, Let’s Remember that Peace is Not Only the Goal, But the Path by Which We Get There Op-Ed by Matt Agorist Earlier this month, Stephen Carr, 27, of Fayetteville, Arkansas was siting in his patrol car  when London T. Phillips, 35, approached his car and opened fire. Carr was murdered in cold blood, having been shot 10 times. Carr became one of several officers in 2019 to die in ambush-style attacks. These apparently unprovoked attacks on individuals who were not directly involved in threatening the life of anyone…

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KY Gov. Proudly Defends Decision to Pardon Multiple Convicted Child Rapists, Murderers

KY Gov. Proudly Defends Decision to Pardon Multiple Convicted Child Rapists, Murderers By Matt Agorist On his way out of office, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin dropped a huge batch of pardons and commutations of sentences of hundreds of Kentuckians. While some of these people were rotting in jail for weed convictions or other victimless crimes, many of the pardons consisted of violent criminals and child rapists. Some of the people on the governor’s list of pardons include Blake Walker, who was convicted in 2003 of killing his parents; Kurt Smith,…

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5 People Who Deserved Time’s Person of the Year Besides Greta Thunberg

5 People Who Deserved Time’s Person of the Year Besides Greta Thunberg By Matt Agorist If you’ve gone on the internet this week, you’ve likely seen that 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg was chosen as Time Magazine’s Person of the Year for 2019. Congratulations Ms. Thunberg. This is a huge accomplishment, especially at the age of 16, which is a record for the youngest person ever to receive this honor. If Thunberg’s activism actually wakes people up to pollution and incites a peaceful and a voluntarily implemented environmental benefit —…

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Docs Prove Bush, Obama, & Trump ALL LIED, Sent Troops to Die in Afghanistan for No Reason

Docs Prove Bush, Obama, & Trump ALL LIED, Sent Troops to Die in Afghanistan for No Reason By Matt Agorist To those who have been paying attention, it is no secret that the US government has been lying to its citizens for centuries. From granting the power to coin money to the private Federal Reserve to the war on terror to the endless wars spawned by the war on terror, the United States government should change its official language from English—to lie. On Monday, these lies were released in the…

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