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NYPD On Track To New Stop-And-Frisk Record

Despite aggressive criticism of the stop-and-frisk policy, new statistics show the New York Police Department is on track to stop a record number of people this year.

Police say nearly 138,000 people were stopped and questioned in the third quarter of this year, or 15 percent more from this time last year.


VIRUS in the VOTING MACHINES: Tainted Results in NY-23

The computerized voting machines used by many voters in the 23rd district had a computer virus - tainting the results, not just from those machines known to have been infected, but casting doubt on the accuracy of counts retrieved from any of the machines.


Army keeping media from Palin event

Army officials plan to prevent media from covering Sarah Palin's appearance at Fort Bragg on Monday, saying they fear the event will turn into political grandstanding against President Barack Obama.

Fort Bragg spokesman Tom McCollum told The Associated Press on Thursday that Army officials had decided to keep media away from Palin's book promotion at the North Carolina base.

TVNL Comment: How is that for protecting your "freedom?" Does "freedom of the press" mean anything to the military? Does the US Constitution mean anything to the military?


Economists and Labor Leaders Call for Fed to be Audited

Leading economists, labor leaders. authors and bloggers today released a letter in support of the Paul-Grayson amendment,  proposed by Rep. Ron Paul of Texas and Rep. Alan Grayson of Florida, which calls for a complete audit of the Federal Reserve. The say that such transparency is necessary due to the many questions surrounding the Fed’s recent activities, and the “potential cronyism and favoritism in its distribution of many trillions of dollars.”


Fox News Runs Old Palin Campaign Footage, Reports It As Book-Signing Crowds

For what it's worth, I think this appears to be little more than a momentary disconnect between newsreader and news producer than a conscious attempt to mislead. I am sure that Fox News is more than aware that crowds are mainly gathering today at a mall in Michigan, where Palin is expected to appear, and not at some rally that Palin presided over today. Of course, the fact that Fox was caught manipulating footage in a misleading manner is only going to spur further suspicions when things like this happen.


ACLU seeks to salvage FOIA ruling

The American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday urged the Supreme Court to leave undisturbed a lower court ruling that limits the government’s power to keep secret photos or documents that reveal official wrongdoing.

In its new filing, the ACLU contended that the new law in no way undercuts the ruling of the Second Circuit, so the Justices should simply deny review of the government’s case.


Rabbi 'offered cocaine for sex'

A wealthy rabbi financed a drug dealing business and offered cocaine to girls in exchange for sex, a court heard today.

Rabbi Baruch Chalomish, 54, rented an apartment where he could "relax and have a party", Manchester Crown Court heard.

TVNL Comment: Another wonderful person hiding beind religion.


CIA Secret 'Torture' Prison Found at Fancy Horseback Riding Academy

The CIA built one of its secret European prisons inside an exclusive riding academy outside Vilnius, Lithuania, a current Lithuanian government official and a former U.S. intelligence official told ABC News this week.

"The activities in that prison were illegal," said human rights researcher John Sifton. "They included various forms of torture, including sleep deprivation, forced standing, painful stress positions."


GOP Blocks Freeze On Credit Card Interest Rate Hikes

Senate Republicans blocked a Democratic effort Wednesday to immediately freeze increases in credit card interest rates, fees and finance charges.

Senate Republicans blocked a Democratic effort Wednesday to immediately freeze increases in credit card interest rates, fees and finance charges.


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