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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Tonight on Gadfly Radio w/ Martha Montelongo and CalWatchDog's John Seiler on CA Government

Gadfly Radio Tonight, at 8 PM PT

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 Tired of the propaganda mainstream media machine that agitates, divides, obfuscates, distorts, ignores and or sensationalizes news to keep you polarized and frozen in your corner?  Unplug from the "matrix" and tune in to a program that presents reason, analysis, discussion, possibilities and ideas.

Tonight, meet Adam Kokesh, a former U.S. State Marine, and now the host of a new program on RT America on the Air, Monday through Friday, 7 PM ET, and the shows are archived and available at Adam vs the Man.    He's unplugged from the "matrix" and is bringing it to the man, and wants to bring people together, to be effective against "the man."  He takes on the issues you don't hear discussed in mainstream news media, including the Fed, the War on Drugs,  and the Warfare/Welfare State, and is firmly rooted in the principles of and committed to advancing liberty.

John Seiler of CalWatchDog joins us to talk about some of his latest posts at CalWatchDog.com:
Arnold’s Back — Crass as Ever
Gov. Jerry’s Pension ‘Reform’ Joke
Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Government’s Favorite Day 
Monday, April 18th, 2011

CA Business Exodus Accelerates
Thursday, April 14th, 2011

CA Court Rejects Pension Reform
Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Will July CA Tax Cuts Spur Recovery?
Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Atlas Shrugged Premiered this past weekend, and we'll talk about it with John.   Steven Greenhut wrote a thoughtful review of the film, posted at CalWatchdog.com
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Botched Paramilitary Police Raids: An Epidemic of "Isolated Incidents"

"If a widespread pattern of [knock-and-announce] violations were shown . . . there would be reason for grave concern." —Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, in Hudson v. Michigan, June 15, 2006. An interactive map of botched SWAT and paramilitary police raids, released in conjunction with the Cato policy paper "Overkill: The Rise of Paramilitary Police Raids," by Radley Balko. What does this map mean? How to use this map View Original Map and Database


Death of an innocent. Death or injury of a police officer. Death of a nonviolent offender.
Raid on an innocent suspect. Other examples of paramilitary police excess. Unnecessary raids on doctors and sick people.
The proliferation of SWAT teams, police militarization, and the Drug War have given rise to a dramatic increase in the number of "no-knock" or "quick-knock" raids on suspected drug offenders. Because these raids are often conducted based on tips from notoriously unreliable confidential informants, police sometimes conduct SWAT-style raids on the wrong home, or on the homes of nonviolent, misdemeanor drug users. Such highly-volatile, overly confrontational tactics are bad enough when no one is hurt -- it's difficult to imagine the terror an innocent suspect or family faces when a SWAT team mistakenly breaks down their door in the middle of the night. But even more disturbing are the number of times such "wrong door" raids unnecessarily lead to the injury or death of suspects, bystanders, and police officers. Defenders of SWAT teams and paramilitary tactics say such incidents are isolated and rare. The map above aims to refute that notion.

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