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Federal government needs to recognize opiod epidemic

With people across the country dying at the rate of 53 a day from overdoses of fentanyl and similar compounds — now the leading killers in the opioid epidemic — efforts to stop this scourge ought to come from every corner of the federal government.

But even as President Donald Trump has declared the opioid epidemic a national emergency, some agencies have failed to act as if it is one.

Just last week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded an Obama administration policy on marijuana, signaling that the Justice Department may prosecute people selling or using the drug. Regardless of your views on marijuana, deploying limited federal resources to prosecute pot cases amid a raging opioid epidemic is like telling firefighters to inspect smoke detector batteries in one home while the house next door is engulfed in flames.

Meanwhile, the U.S. Postal Service could be doing more to intercept packages of illicit fentanyl coming

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Mass Shootings, Climate, Discrimination: Why Government’s Fear of Data Threatens Us All

In the aftermath of the massacre of 26 people in a small-town Texas church, you might have seen that the killer used a gun called an AR-15. It’s a popular weapon—relatively easy to use, endlessly customizable, military in appearance. How popular? It’s the same gun that a killer used in the massacre of 58 people at a Las Vegas concert last month, and by the killer who murdered 49 people in a nightclub in Orlando, and the one at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. And the movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. And the party in San Bernardino, California.

Oh, but wait: It’s also the gun, apparently, that someone in Texas used to shoot back at the killer at First Baptist Church, accurately enough to pinpoint places his tactical vest didn’t protect. “We keep hearing that AR’s

Read more at: https://www.wired.com/story/mass-shootings-climate-discrimination-why-governments-fear-of-data-threatens-us-all/

Irish Government Honors Mass Murderer Che Guevara with Commemorative 50th Anniversary Stamp

The Irish government has a bizarre history of honoring marxist murderer Ernesto “Che” Guevara as a son of Ireland. Most recently, the Irish mail service An Post plastered his face on a stamp in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution totalitarian’s death this coming Monday October, 9th, 2017.

An Post is the equivalent of the United States Postal Service. Che Guevara’s father, Ernesto Guevara Lynch, was actually a civil engineer of Irish descent. 

An Post is using the infamous portrait of Che Guevara that was created by Dublin artist Jim Fitzpatrick to highlight the revolutionary’s Irish roots. The stamp is accompanied by an envelop that has a quote from Guevara Lynch, saying “in my son’s veins flowed the blood of Irish rebels.”

This is not the first time the Irish government proudly claimed the mass murderer as one of their own.

Earlier this month the Irish

Read more at: https://townhall.com/tipsheet/timothymeads/2017/10/08/irish-mail-service-offers-stamps-honoring-marxist-thug-che-guevara-n2392261

Mass Killer Scott Dekraai Gets Life In Prison In Case Tainted By Government Misconduct

SANTA ANA, Calif. ― Scott Dekraai, the shooter in the worst mass killing in Orange County, California, history, was sentenced on Friday to eight consecutive life terms in prison without the possibility of parole, rather than receiving the death penalty, because of government misconduct linked to a jail informant program.

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Government misconduct in OC’s worst mass killer case? 2 deputies plead the Fifth

Scott Evans Dekraai. Photo via the Orange County Sheriff’s Department

Two Orange County sheriff’s deputies asserted their constitutional right against self-incrimination Thursday when called to testify in an evidentiary hearing alleging outrageous governmental misconduct in the case of Scott Evans Dekraai, the worst mass killer in the county’s history.

Sheriff’s Deputies Ben Garcia and William Grover, who have been on paid administrative leave for the past several months, took the stand and invoked their Fifth Amendment rights in refusing to testify.

Deputy Seth Tunstall is expected to do the same thing when he is called to testify next week.

Garcia’s attorney, Bob Gazley, told City News Service his client has not been told why he was put on leave.

Tunstall and Garcia have previously asserted their Fifth Amendment rights in another murder case involving a jailhouse informant last year. That prompted

Read more at: http://mynewsla.com/orange-county/2017/05/25/government-misconduct-ocs-worst-mass-killer-case-2-deputies-plead-fifth/

Government misconduct in OC’s worst mass killer case? 2 deputies …

Scott Evans Dekraai. Photo via the Orange County Sheriff’s Department

Two Orange County sheriff’s deputies asserted their constitutional right against self-incrimination Thursday when called to testify in an evidentiary hearing alleging outrageous governmental misconduct in the case of Scott Evans Dekraai, the worst mass killer in the county’s history.

Sheriff’s Deputies Ben Garcia and William Grover, who have been on paid administrative leave for the past several months, took the stand and invoked their Fifth Amendment rights in refusing to testify.

Deputy Seth Tunstall is expected to do the same thing when he is called to testify next week.

Garcia’s attorney, Bob Gazley, told City News Service his client has not been told why he was put on leave.

Tunstall and Garcia have previously asserted their Fifth Amendment rights in another murder case involving a jailhouse informant last year. That prompted

Read more at: http://mynewsla.com/orange-county/2017/05/25/government-misconduct-ocs-worst-mass-killer-case-2-deputies-plead-fifth/

Anders Breivik gives Nazi salute as Norwegian government appeals mistreatment ruling

  • Anders Breivik gave the salute during a court appearance in Skien, Norway
  • The mass murderer killed 77 people in a bomb and shooting rampage in 2011
  • Sued Norwegian government last year over treatment in solitary confinement
  • Government is appealing surprise a decision which sided with Breivik’s claims

Julian Robinson for MailOnline