1. Brazil sees largest protests in decades as unrest hits second week : “Though the protests initially began following the announcement of bus fare increases, they have evolved to include a wide range of groups that have grown dissatisfied over everything from government corruption and income inequality, as well as to outrage over the police’s harsh response to protesters last week.”
2. The Great American Dragnet: Over 200 Million People Are in the Facial Recognition Database : “You are probably participating in the facial recognition database whether you want to or not.”
3. Supreme Court: Pre-Miranda Silence Can be Used You : “The Supreme Court says prosecutors can use a person’s silence against them if it comes before he’s told of his right to remain silent.” Folks this isn’t “America” anymore – it’s Amerika and it’s only going to get worse…
4. Scorecard: How Many Rights Have Americans REALLY Lost? : “This post explains the liberties guaranteed in the Bill of Rights – the first 10 amendments to the United States Constitution – and provides a scorecard on the extent of the loss of each right.”
5. Gun Control Rally in San Bernardino Draws 3 Protesters : “Last week, Obama’s political action arm, Organizing For Action, held rallies throughout the country advocating for stricter gun laws. Their rallies drew small numbers as seen here and here. We can thank the vigilant San Bernardino Sun for putting a spotlight on perhaps the smallest of the rallies.”
6. Senate rejects border fence : “Senators on Tuesday rejected building the 700 miles of double-tier border fencing Congress authorized just seven years ago, with a majority of the Senate saying they didn’t want to delay granting illegal immigrants legal status while the fence was being built.”
7. Supreme Court: Illegal Immigrants Can Vote, No Proof Of Citizenship Required : “The Supreme Court ruled Monday that states cannot require would-be voters to prove they are U.S. citizens before using a federal registration system designed to make signing up easier.”
8. Latino vote key to Obama’s re-election : “The sleeping giant has awoken: Latinos not only helped Obama win in key battleground states, but they made up 10% of the electorate for the first time ever. Latinos, the fastest growing minority, making up 16% of the nation’s population, made their mark on election night as they voted for President Barack Obama over Republican Mitt Romney 71% to 27%, a lower percentage than Republican candidates have received in in the last three elections.” And there it is… think about it.