Because they stay below the radar, raise few if any red flags and break no laws until they act, solo killers, like James Holmes, are essentially unstoppable, say law-enforcement experts. "There's no way you can prevent it. There's absolutely no way," claimed Peter Ahearn, a former FBI agent.
- Don't set up state-based insurance exchanges, says Ken Cuccinelli II, Virginia's state attorney general and a major mover in the anti-Obamacare effort. He says non-compliance will shield individuals and businesses from penalties because of a legal quirk.
- The U.S. government can act as if documents released by WikiLeaks are still secret, ruled a federal judge. That means that leaked embassy cables can be read at leisure, but can't be used in court proceedings by those suing the feds.
- The Tax Justice Network, a pro-tax group, claims that wealthy people around the world have hidden at least $21 trillion of their own money from sticky-fingered governments. Well, that's not necessarily the group's take, but that's what it means. At least one financial expert calls bullshit, wondering why there are no signs of the money being put to use.
- Ron Paul and his merry band of libertarian supporters are getting the red carpet treatment at the 2012 Republican National Convention. It may have something to do with an army of young, enthusiastic activists that won't go away.
- Police fired beanbags and pepper spray at protesters in Anaheim, California, The crowd was angry over recent shootings by officers, including one of an unarmed man. The department apologized for the "accidental" unleashing of a police dog that then bit people during the demonstration.
- Hispanic residents of Alabama, both legal and illegal, report harassment after the state implemented an Arizona-style law imposing immigration checks. The police chief in Florence, Ala., said the city's Hispanic community has "gone underground," refusing to report crimes out of fear of the police enforcing the immigration law.
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