More Americans say it's important to protect gun rights than to restrict gun ownership in a new poll from Pew Research Center. And nearly 60 percent of respondents said gun ownership helps protect people from crime more than puts them in danger.
- Texas craft brewers, represented by the Institute for Justice, are challenging a state law that prohibits brewers from accepting compensation for their distribution rights.
- Least surprising headline ever: "Cheney defends CIA interrogation techniques". The former vice president called the CIA torture report "full of crap".
- America isn't the only country to report on its torture tactics this week.
- Google won't suffer Spain's absurd new copyright law, which imposes fees for even small snippets of aggregated text. The company announced yesterday that it's shutting down Google News in Spain.
- Outrage over American criminal justice has spread to England, where hundreds gathered—and 76 were arrested—in a die-in demonstration in West London yesterday.
- An Alabama man who posted a photo of his license plate to social media is now having it revoked after the state Department of Revenue was alerted to it. Officials say the "NOHOMO" tag was approved in error.
Plus: the weird new battle lines on warrantless surveillance, more CDC incompetence, Minneapolis on fire, and more…
That rate is much lower than the numbers used in the horrifying projections that shaped the government response to the epidemic.
Police departments exist to protect people's persons and property. The Minneapolis Police Department has failed to do either.
Jo Jorgensen is running for the White House.