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A federal judge filed a ruling Monday that eviscerated the lawsuit filed by 126 Seattle cops decrying their employer’s new use-of-force policies.

The cops filed a suit in May claiming that federally mandated use-of-force policies intended to correct a 2011 Department of Justice finding of “pattern of excessive force” in the department violated officers’ constitutional rights to self-defense and legal searches and seizures.

The suit was filed against U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, the City of Seattle, Mayor Ed Murray, former Mayor Mike McGinn, the Seattle police chief, City Attorney Pete Holmes and Merrick Bobb, the Department of Justice’s monitor of the Seattle Police Department, among several others.

The lawsuit argued that the new force guidelines, which took effect Jan. 1, violated officers’ Second Amendment right to bear arms for the purpose of self-defense, as well as a Fourth Amendment right to be protected from illegal seizures. The complaint also alleged a violation of the Equal Protection Clause, saying the new force policies burdened their fundamental rights.

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At the time, the Seattle Police Department distanced itself from the claims of its officers and U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan derided the lawsuit as “without merit.”

Judge Marsha Pechman seemed to agree in her Monday dismissal of the lawsuit.

First, she granted Bobb’s motion to dismiss the suit against him because he is legally immune from lawsuits as an actor of the federal court at the behest of a judge.

As for the Second Amendment complaint, Pechman wrote, “(W)hile the Second Amendment protects and individual’s right to bear arms, the Second Amendment does not provide that individuals have a right to use a firearm in any particular way.”

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Chicago, IL (PRWEB) October 20, 2014

Edwin J. Goitia of Aurora has joined the popular pro bono speakers bureau, Free Speech. He will be donating his time to the more than 1,000 Chicagoland clubs, business groups and organizations that use Free Speech.

My mission is to help folks represent their favorite brands, get out of debt, enjoy life, travel and meet amazing people all over the globe, Goitia said.

His Free Speech topics are:

Experiential Marketing What do you do when your marketing tactics are not getting straight to the consumer? Edwin tells how you can bring your ideas, services or business straight to consumers and create something unforgettable. Hell also discuss how experiential marketing has played a role in todays economy and how anyone can utilize it today.

Travel Hacking – Often travel is seen as a luxury and an expensive hobby, but there is a way to access the world with less money or resources – travel hacking. Edwin dives into this incredibly hot and trending hobby that has picked up the pace globally with people of all ages and backgrounds.

I found my passion for travel hacking through the work of experiential marketing, he said. I realized that many folks did not have the knowledge or the resources necessary to thrive in travel. I want to change this for everyone. I find cheap or free ways to fly around the world, stay in hotels, and take on adventure and excursions.

A former restaurant manager, Goitia is self employed and has a successful six-figure business in event and experiential marketing. In 2010, he started a second online community that has grown to more than 10,000 event professionals worldwide. The community provides free resources, training and other valuable resources to assist event marketers everywhere, from the novice to advanced level folks.

Many have benefited and succeeded using the free knowledge I have shared, he said. This is my way of giving back. Public speaking will amplify my voice and contribute further to the mission of educating others on this amazing industry.

More than 200 speakers comprise Free Speech which is a Chicago area speakers bureau that matches dynamic speakers from the world of business, healthcare, or the arts with local groups program needs for the upcoming year, all for free. All speakers present at no cost as community service. Requesting a speaker from Free Speech is free also.

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Jeff Deist: This week were joined by Mises Institute Senior Fellow Dr. David Gordon, the man who Rothbard claimed knows everything about everything. Our topic is the life and times of the late Dr. Murray Rothbard. David Gordon was both his friend and associate and if you are a Rothbard fan, youll really enjoy this weeks show. We discuss Rothbards life from an insiders perspective, touching on his experience founding the Cato Institute, his relationship with Mises and the areas where they disagreed, his time with Ayn Rand and her objectivist followers and much, much more. Stay tuned.

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome once again to Mises Weekends. Im Jeff Deist and Im very pleased to be joined this weekend by none other than our own David Gordon who is visiting us from Los Angeles, so hes in the studio here. Im face-to-face with him and David, thank you very much, its great to see you.

David Gordon: Great to see you too, Jeff. Thanks for inviting me.

JD: David, last weekend we spent some time with Guido Hlsmann, going inside the mind of Ludwig von Mises. This week, wed like to talk to you in a similar vein about Murray Rothbard. So tell us first and foremost about your relationship with Murray.

DG: I met Murray in 1979. Id actually read Man, Economy and State when it came out in 62 when I was in junior high and I didnt get to meet any of the major libertarians till 79. I met him in 79 when I attended a conference at the Cato Institute in Eugene, Oregon in June and he and I hit it off right away and I met also his great friends, Ronald Hamowy and Ralph Raico and right after that conference, thanks to Murrays influence, I was offered a job at the Cato Institute and I was there briefly. As you probably knew, Murray split with the Cato Institute and I went with him, but I always got along very well with Murray.

What impressed me the most about him was he had an endlessly curious mind. He was always absorbing new information and he would keep up with the latest books and of course, hes best known for his libertarianism and his work as an economist. He kept up with all sorts of subjects. He knew philosophy, history, trends in art and music, anything you wanted to talk to him about, he would have new ideas and know all the new books on it and he would be very fast in the way he talked and want you to have to keep up with him and sometimes hard to do it. Id always be on the phone with him, sometimes several times a week and I knew him for 17 years.

JD: So, did you ever spend any time in his New York apartment and did you know Joey Rothbard as well?

DG: Oh yes, well I knew Joey very well. She was very protective of Murray. They had met when they were both at Columbia. She was very, very smart, very well read. She knew American history very well.

JD: And of course, she was protective of him and then he ultimately found himself in hot water with the Ayn Rand circle over the fact that Joey was not rational enough for them in the sense that she was religious.

DG: Oh yes, yes. I remember she told me that one of the things they wanted her to do, they didnt want him to divorce her right away because she was religious, but they wanted her to listen to their stuff and they thought if she did, then she would convert to their views. Nathaniel Branden apparently had done a series of tapes on the existence of God and proofs of God and they wanted her to listen to them and she didnt do it. She said something like, why do I need to listen to these tapes? She was a quite devout Presbyterian. She kept up with that all of her life. There was a minister, I think Dr. Reed in the church in New York she thought very highly of.

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Before hackers, there were code breakers.

During World War II and continuing into the Cold War, government agents and private-sector technologists worked together to crack enemy ciphers, often building new machines to aid the effort.

Today many Americans associate the National Security Agency with efforts to hide the government’s top-secret work from the general population. But that’s not the case at the NSA’s National Cryptologic Museum, located in Annapolis Junction, Maryland. It houses many examples of the country’s top-secret code-breaking history, from spy plane wreckage to computers that were truly ahead of their time.

Here’s a sampling of the spy secrets now on display from the government’s most secretive agency.

By Landon Dowdy and David Spiegel, CNBC.com

Posted 18 Oct. 2014

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Before hackers, there were code breakers.

During World War II and continuing into the Cold War, government agents and private-sector technologists worked together to crack enemy ciphers, often building new machines to aid the effort.

Today many Americans associate the National Security Agency with efforts to hide the government’s top-secret work from the general population. But that’s not the case at the NSA’s National Cryptologic Museum, located in Annapolis Junction, Maryland. It houses many examples of the country’s top-secret code-breaking history, from spy plane wreckage to computers that were truly ahead of their time.

Here’s a sampling of the spy secrets now on display from the government’s most secretive agency.

By Landon Dowdy and David Spiegel, CNBC.com

Posted 18 Oct. 2014

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The arrival of outside demonstrators at Tech last week, sparked a discussion on campus about free speech as several student groups organized counter-protests and alternate programming. Among the most controversial parts of the Southeast Preachers Associations (SOPA) comments were those made against gays and lesbians, which many students called anti-gay and hateful.

So these people, due to their first amendment free speech laws are allowed to come out here and preach hate and we figured it would not be right if some Tech students did not come out and preach love as well, said Schuyler Cottrell, a first year ME student and counter-protestor.

One particular issue was the attempted scheduling of a drum circle near the small amphitheater, often called the free speech area. According to Lisa Ray Grovenstein, Media Relations Director, Capital Planning and Space Management denied a request for students to play drums during SOPAs event.

Since playing the drums would have been either disruptive or would have interfered with the lawful use of the free speech space, the request was not approved, Grovenstein said.

Despite this, several students exercised their speech rights in a counterprotest. Around a hundred students sat in the bleachers of the amphitheater, holding signs saying things such as Jesus had two dads and you had me at meat tornado, and engaging with the demonstrators.

According to Techs Free Expression policy, Georgia Tech holds the first amendment guarantees of freedom of speech, freedom of expression, and the right to assemble peaceably as an essential cornerstone to the advancement of knowledge and the right of a free people.

What you need to remember is the policy is that we are for free speech and we dont try to control the content of anybodys speech, said Gary Wolovick, an attorney for the Office of Legal Affairs.

Although outside groups must be allowed to demonstrate on campus, outside groups must reserve space in advance, and the spaces they can reserve are usually limited to the Free Speech Areas, usually the small amphitheater where SOPA was demonstrating.

The procedure really has to do with time place and manner, Wolovick said. It really has to do with making sure that the space isnt being used by somebody else or that space is adequate.

Tech students and staff are less limited in the time and places they can protest, demonstrate or otherwise exercise their free speech rights.

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It’s former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani versus former Panama dictatorManuel Noriega in the latter’s lawsuit alleging that video game developerActivision Blizzard violates his name and likeness in its best-sellinggame Call of Duty: Black Ops II. Giuliani, now a named partner atBracewell & Giuliani, is defending the game publisher, and to hear himtell it, the former dictator’s claims are an “outrageous offense to the First Amendment.”

In a press conference Thursday following a Los Angeles Superior Courthearing on the case, Giuliani went after Noriega personally for suingover his likeness in the game. “I am morally outraged that a man likeNoriega is seeking to inhibit our creative rights in the United States.If creative rights have to be sacrificed, they shouldn’t be sacrificedfor someone like Noriega, nor should anyone have to send millions ofdollars down to a Panamanian jail because this madman is making absurdclaims,” he told reporters.

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“I think a man that engaged in selling $200 million of cocaine in theUnited States, who knows how many children he killed, a man who was adictator of his country in which he tortured people for nine years, a manwho laundered money in France, a man who chopped the head off of one of his allies and then was convicted in three countries, who is sitting injail in Panama, trying to recover because he is a minor, minor figure ina very excellent game, Call of Duty by Activision, is an outrage,”Giuliani continued.

Noriega was convicted in the United States for money laundering and drugtrafficking in 1992. Then extraditions led to prison sentences in Parisand Panama, where he has been since 2011. In July, he nevertheless filedsuit against Activision Blizzard, claiming that he is given a defamatorydepiction in two Black Ops II levels set in 1980s Panama. His character is the villain, and he’s “portrayed as the victim of numerous fictionalheinous crimes,” his complaint alleges.

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The lawyers for the video game publisher, who include Kelly Klaus atMunger, Tolles & Olse alongside Giuliani, have filed a special motion tostrike on the grounds that the game’s use of the Noriega character isprotected by first amendment legislation. If Noriega wins, it will openthe gates for historical figures of all stripes to censor their inclusionin creative works or even historical documentation, they argue.

“The reason I’m involved in this case is I see the significance of the First Amendment,” Giuliani told reporters. “Should Noriega be allowed tosucceed, it would virtually destroy the historical novel, the historical movies like [Lee Daniels'] The Butler and Zero Dark Thirty, inwhich historical figures are portrayed.”

He added, “If Noriega were to succeed in this case, as I told the judge,Bin Laden’s heirs would be able to sue for Zero Dark Thirty.”

In a response to the game developer’s motion to strike the lawsuit, filed weeks ago, Noriega’s attorneys argued that regardless of the time for which the character is present, the mission that includes him is “a major if not the most key level of the game.” They included numerous snapshots of the gameplay to establish the Noriega character’s prominence, including “Noriega with a shotgun in hand,” “Noriega getting choked” and “Noriega in the first-person shooter’s crosshairs.”

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Kendall Jenner Officially Illuminati Royalty – TIME Magazine's “Most Influential Teens of 2014″
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Nobody likes giving up their privacy. But as much as we complain about it, relatively few of us are willing to put time,money, or effort into consistently protecting our privacy online. And its not like its that hard, relatively speaking: the Tor Project offers excellent, free software that lets you browse the Internet in complete anonymity, if you use it properly. With Tor, data you send over the Internet are encrypted and stripped of any identifying information (namely, your IP address) before reaching their destination. Its one of the most reliable methods that you can use to protect your identity online. However, it does take some amount of experience to use, along with a conscious decision to choose security over convenience. If that sounds like too much work (and itsure sounds like a lot of work, doesnt it?), the Anonabox could be exactly what you need.

The Anonabox, now on Kickstarter, is a tiny little networking tool that will sit there and invisibly do all of the Tor-related stuff that youd want it to do, without you ever having to think about it.

The appeal of Anonabox (relative to other, similar products) is threefold. First, its about as easy to use as you could possibly hope for: plug one end into a free port on your modem or router, add power (USB), and thats it. The Anonabox will set up its own wireless access point (in tandem with any existing network) that you can connect to when you want to, and all the data that are sent through it will be anonymized through Tor. No wireless? No problem, its got an ethernet port, too.

Second, its completely open source, which means that people way smarter than you can make sure that there arent any security holes in the software.

And third, its cheap: the people behind this thing have spentyears refining it for their own use, which has driven the price down to something equivalent to a cheap router. Add all of these things together, and your total investment (time, money, space, effort, frustration, embarrassment, emotional anguish, etc.) drops to the point where even those with a vague interest in the option for online privacy would have a hard time justifying not getting an Anonabox.

So, since Anonabox is entirely based on Tor, why not just use the Tor browser, which is free? The simple answer is that Anonabox anonymizes everything that your computer is sending out over the Internet, not just the websites that you visit through your browser. Email, instant messaging, filesharing, all of it.In that respect,using a piece of hardware that runs everything through Tor like this certainly makes things safer, but it cant keep you perfectly safe.

Most of the time, when a Tor user is compromised, its because thatuser (or the users computer)did something that shouldnt have been done: security and privacy areas much about youusing good browsing practices andexercising caution as they are about anonymizing hardware and software. For example, if you browse the Internet through Anonabox with the same Web browser that youve been using, its possible to identify you through the unique characteristics of the cookies that your browser has probably picked up. Instead, you should be using a different browser, or ideally the Tor browser itself, which is specifically designed to prevent things like that from happening. The point is this: no combination of hardware or software is capable enough to protect your privacy if you use it wrong.

Anonabox was looking for $7,500 for an initial production run on Kickstarter, and theyve surpassed that by just a bit, clocking in at well over $150,000 in funding with 28 days to go. Youve missed the early bird version of the Anonabox ($45), so instead youll have to pay $51, with delivery expected early next year.

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No tool in existence protects your anonymity on the Web better than the software Tor, which encrypts Internet traffic and bounces it through random computers around the world. But for guarding anything other than Web browsing, Tor has required a mixture of finicky technical setup and software tweaks. Now routing all your traffic through Tor may be as simple as putting a portable hardware condom on your ethernet cable.

Today a group of privacy-focused developers plans to launch a Kickstarter campaign for Anonabox. The $45 open-source router automatically directs all data that connects to it by ethernet or Wifi through the Tor network, hiding the users IP address and skirting censorship. Its also small enough to hide two in a pack of cigarettes. Anonaboxs tiny size means users can carry the device with them anywhere, plugging it into an office ethernet cable to do sensitive work or in a cybercafe in China to evade the Great Firewall. The result, if Anonabox fulfills its security promises, is that it could become significantly easier to anonymize all your traffic with Tornot just Web browsing, but email, instant messaging, filesharing and all the other miscellaneous digital exhaust that your computer leaves behind online.

Now all your programs, no matter what you do on your computer, are routed over the Tor network, says August Germar, one of the independent IT consultants who spent the last four years developing the Anonabox. He says it was built with the intention of making Tor easier to use not just for the softwares Western fans, but for those who really need it more Internet-repressive regimes. It was important to us that it be portable and smallsomething you can easily conceal or even throw away if you have to get rid of it.

Anonabox is by no means the first project to attempt to integrate Tor directly into a router. But Germar argues it will strike the best balance yet of cheapness, easy setup, size and security. Tor-in-a-box projects like Torouter and PORTAL, for instance, require the user to replace the software on a stock router. Another project called OnionPi is designed to be built one from a kit, and costs roughly twice as much as Anonabox.

In terms of consumer friendliness, the closest device yet to a plug-and-play Tor router has been Safeplug, a $49 variant on a Pogoplug router modified to route all traffic over Tor. But at more than twice the size, the Safeplug isnt nearly as portable as the Anonabox. And its also been criticized for security flaws; Researchers at Princeton found in September that it didnt have any authentication on its settings page. That means a hacker could use a technique called a Cross-Site Request Forgery to trick a user into clicking on a link that would change the routers functions or turn off its Tor routing altogether. It also uses an outdated version of Tor, one that had been updated even before the device shipped last year.

Anonaboxs security hasnt yet been audited for those sorts of flaws. But its creators point out that it will be entirely open source, so its code can be more easily scrutinized for errors and fixed if necessary.

The non-profit Tor project itself is reserving judgment for now. But its executive director Andrew Lewman tells WIRED hes keeping an eye on the project, and that it looks promising so far. Micah Lee, lead technologist for Glenn Greenwalds The Intercept and a frequent developer on Tor-related projects, says hes mostly encouraged by the idea. One of the potential vulnerabilities for Tor users, after all, is that a website they visit could run an exploit on their computer, installing malware that phones home to a server across a non-Tor connection to reveal their real IP address. If youre using something like this, everything goes over Tor, so that cant happen, Lee says. A Tor router can definitely have a big benefit in that theres physical isolation.

He nonetheless cautions that Anonabox alone wont fully protect a users privacy. If you use the same browser for your anonymous and normal Internet activities, for instance, websites can use browser fingerprinting techniques like cookies to identify you. Lee suggests that even when routing traffic over Tor with Anonabox, users should use the Tor Browser, a hardened browser that avoids those fingerprinting techniques. (To avoid running their traffic through Tor twice and reducing bandwidth speeds to a crawl, he points to a setting in the Tor Browser called transparent torification, which turns off the browsers own Tor routing.)

The Anonabox has been in the works since 2010, long enough that its developers have been able to evolve their own custom board as well as an injection-molded case. That customization, Germar says, means the tiny device still packs in 64 megabytes of storage and a 580 megahertz processor, easily enough to fit the Tor software and run it without any slowdowns.

Germar says he and his friends began thinking about the possibility for the device around the time of the Arab Spring in late 2010 and early 2011. The Anonabox is ultimately intended for users in other countries where Tors anti-censorship and privacy properties can help shield activists and journalists. It can be used in a cybercafe, for instance, where users cant easily install new software on computers. And its capable of so-called pluggable transportsextensions to Tor that often allow its traffic to better impersonate normal encrypted data.

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Though the history, events, and gardens of New Jersey are all great attractions for visitors to the Garden state, the beaches in New Jersey are certainly the aspect of this state that draws in more tourists than anything else. The famed Jersey Shore has, for generations, been the place that many residents of New Jersey, New York City, and Philadelphia have taken their families and friends for unforgettable vacations in the sun. The chance to just lie and take in the sun, get some summer reading done, or watch the kids play in the surf is a great release from the stress of everyday life. A nice walk or jog on the beach as the sun comes up over the Atlantic isnt bad, either. New Jersey beaches are numerous and varied, and stretch all the way from New York City to Delaware. But what are the best beaches of New Jersey? That may be a matter of opinion, but here are a few that you might want to try.

NJ Beaches

Of course, the most popular beaches in New Jersey are found in Ocean City, Wildwood, Atlantic City, Cape May, and Seaside Heights. These all have plenty to offer, but what about some beaches that are a bit off the beaten path?

Spring Lake, New Jersey offers a nice, quiet beach that is a relief from the crowds of other New Jersey beaches. Located in Monmouth County, this is a nice place to take the family and just enjoy the sand, sun and waves. For the angler in the family, there is certainly a fair amount of New Jersey fishing in the area as well.

Long Beach Island, or LBI, is the place that many New Jersey natives like to go to enjoy the beach. When the shore is too crowded with bennies (a term used to refer to Jersey Shore tourists), they make their way to this narrow barrier island to enjoy one of the most family-oriented beaches in New Jersey. This can be one of the friendliest places in New Jersey, as one visitor recently told me she had several great conversations on the beach with LBI locals whose families have been enjoying the area for generations. For a quieter family setting, take the time to give Long Beach Island a try. To many, it is one of the very best beaches in New Jersey.

Brigantine offers six miles of New Jersey beaches that are just minutes from Atlantic City, but usually are less busy than other nearby beaches in New Jersey. This can provide a nice retreat from the loud New Jersey resorts and casinos found in Atlantic City. Come here, enjoy the beach for an afternoon, and head back to Atlantic City to get ready for the nightlife energized from your quiet day at the beach.

Another good option for families with younger children is to try the bay beaches in New Jersey. There are many inlets, bays, and barrier islands along the Jersey shore, and bay beaches mean clamer waters, less crowds, and shallow places for the little ones to swim without getting swept off their feet by the surf. Bayville and Margate are good places to find bay beaches in New Jersey.

As modern life becomes more and more fast paced, experiencing the simple power and beauty of the sea continues to provide a much-needed break, and New Jersey beaches are a simply a great place to go.

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MojoKid writes One of the downsides to the news cycle is that no matter how big or hot a story is, something else inevitably comes along. The advent of ISIS and Ebola, combined with the passing of time, have pushed national security concerns out of the limelight until, that is, someone at the NSA helps out by reminding us that yes, the agency still exists and yes, it still has some insane policies and restrictions. Earlier this year, the Federation of American Scientists filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the NSA. The group was seeking information it thought would be relatively low-key what authorized information had been leaked to the media over the past 12 months? The NSA’s response reads as follows: “The document responsive to your request has been reviewed by this Agency as required by the FOIA and has been found to be currently and properly classified in accordance with Executive Order 13526. The document is classified because its disclosure could reasonably be expected to cause exceptionally grave damage to the national security.” The NSA is insisting that it has the right to keep its lawful compliance and public disclosures secret not because the NSA is made of evil people but because the NSA has a knee-jerk preference and demand for secrecy. In a spy organization, that’s understandable and admirable but it’s precisely the opposite of what’s needed to rebuild American’s faith in the institution and its judgment.

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Although summer 2014 has ended, the importance of summer 1964 still resonates with a new commemoration of Freedom Summer starting Saturday at Miami University.

Miami had already observed Freedom Summer with special tours of the campus and other events, but the commemoration continues this weekend and next week, as people who were there 50 years ago return to share their memories. Miami University will host the reunion and national conference, 50 Years After Freedom Summer: Understanding the Past, Building the Future, Oct. 11-14.

On Saturday, returning Freedom Summer volunteers will visit the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, where they will see a play by Miami theatre students depicting the 1964 Freedom Summer training in Oxford. At 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, Miami President David Hodge will unveil the new Freedom Summer Chimes at the Freedom Summer Memorial on Western Campus. The complete events schedule is at Miamis website.

Oxford resident Jane Strippel was part of a group called Friends of the Mississippi Summer Project, and she vividly remembers the nonviolence training that volunteers took as they prepared to travel to Mississippi to help black residents register to vote. Mississippi was known as a very dangerous place at the time, and the volunteers knew they would be risking their lives.

I saw this training where they were doing non-violent self-defense. They were outside on the ground. That was the one that really struck me deeply, the way there were doing different procedures. They were practicing what they might experience, with the conditions in Mississippi just the way their bodies were contorted and the way they made it look very real, it just struck me that I knew it was dangerous, but I felt even more anxious about it. It brought me very close to it. It made me realize the serious conditions theyd be under.

Three of the volunteers Michael Schwerner, James Chaney and Andrew Goodman were murdered in Mississippi after leaving Oxford. Strippel remembered when word of their disappearance got back to Oxford. A man named Robert Moses was one of the leaders of the training.

You can imagine how it must have been for the students that were going to go that next week. And it was so hard for the leadership the leaders had a pretty good sense they had been killed. When Bob Moses had to go before the group, he hesitated a long time before he spoke, looking down at his feet and trying to get his words together. He said, You dont have to go. But they realized it was an impact. They started singing one of the freedom songs that was so important to them freedom is a constant struggle. Some of the parents pulled out a few of them, but most of them went anyway, she remembered.

While honoring the past, Miami will be doing so in a modern, hi-tech way, with its Freedom Summer app that takes players around campus, showing them the locations of the training, along with archival video and audio clips. That will be tested at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Peabody Hall, said the apps creator, Ann Elizabeth Armstrong.

We have been doing play test. We imagined the game, we wrote it own on paper, we play-tested it physically we had to translate the game we imagined into what this platform would do. So that was challenging and exciting, and it opened a lot of opportunities to start thinking more about how a location-based game works.

Read the rest here:
Freedom Summer volunteers return to Miami for commemoration

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The National Rifle Association and their fellow gun enthusiasts continue to misconstrue the founders original intent in creating the Second Amendment to the Constitution. A recently published NRA comment states that Guns save lives, stop crime and protect you. This is why we arm police, why people arm themselves and why the Founders put the Second Amendment in the Constitution.

The amendment reads as follows: A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed. A total of 27 words.

The NRAs comment in the first paragraph would be accurate if these first 13 words of the Second Amendment concerning the role of a militia had not been included in this simple statement. The first 13 words have meaning. The founders were much concerned about the power of a standing army and the possibility of overt military control of the fledgling country.

In 1791 the members of the Virginia legislature elaborated on the importance of a militia in a letter accompanying their ratification of the first 10 amendments (1791). They stated that, a well regulated Militia composed of the body of the people trained to arms is the proper, natural and safe defence of a free State. That armies in the time of peace are dangerous to liberty: and that in all cases the military should be under strict subordination to and governed by the Civil power. 1791 was a time when less than 15 percent of the white male population, mostly untrained in the military use of weapons, possessed guns.

The requirement for a well trained militia rather than a standing army was further emphasized in several issues of the Federalist Papers authored by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay. In fact, Federalist No. 29 was exclusively dedicated to the need for a militia.

Of course, the issue of no standing army was short-lived. The War of 1812 proved that a standing army and navy were essential to our survival as an independent nation. The concern, however, about undue influence of the military remains today.

Over the years Supreme Court rulings have essentially ignored the first half of the Second Amendment, opting instead for easy access to weapons. A major question: How did the founders intent to provide for a militia evolve into a nation with over 300 million guns in circulation?

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, in his recent book, Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution, proposes the addition of five words to the Second Amendment. As so amended, it would read: A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms when serving in the Militia shall not be infringed.

There is no Second Amendment right to own guns! So intended the founders!

Link:
Founders intended limits on gun rights



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