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Secret Service Director Pierson Resigns Amid Criticism Over White House Breaches

The Grey Enigma:

Now that we have had our required term with the token lesbian, can we hire someone competent next?

Originally posted on CBS New York:

WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork) — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson stepped down Wednesday, in the wake of several security breaches affecting the White House and President Barack Obama.

Department of Homeland Security Director Jeh Johnson announced Pierson’s resignation in a statement Wednesday afternoon, CBS News reported.

“Today Julia Pierson, the Director of the United States Secret Service, offered her resignation, and I accepted it. I salute her 30 years of distinguished service to the Secret Service and the Nation,” Johnson said in the statement.

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said a change in leadership at the Secret Service was the right move.

“The administration did the right thing by moving quickly and decisively to bring new leadership to the Secret Service and by starting a thorough and independent investigation. The series of breaches has been serious and hard to explain,” Schumer said in a statement. “They need to get to the bottom…

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NJ Drone War As Neighbor Blasts Neighbor’s UAV From Sky

Originally posted on YouViewed/Editorial:

New Jersey Man Accused Of Shooting Down Neighbor’s Remote Control Drone

” A New Jersey man was arrested after police say he shot down a neighbor’s remote control drone.

According to investigators, officers with the Lower Township Police Department were called to a home in the 1000 block of Seashore Road on September 26th to investigate the report by a resident that his remote control helicopter (drone) was shot down.

  Investigators say the resident was taking aerial photographs of his friend’s home, which is under construction.

  While doing so, the resident told police he heard several gunshots as he simultaneously lost control of the drone.

  After retrieving the drone, the resident observed multiple holes in it that were consistent with a shotgun blast.”

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Yeh, how’d that work out for ya?

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Data divulges racial disparity in Chicago’s issuance of gun permits – By Kelly Riddell – Monday, September 29, 2014

Originally posted on Just Sayin':

Wealthier whites get 90 percent of licenses in Illinois

Proponents and opponents of Illinois' concealed carry gun law are weighing in on how it will affect the relative safety of Chicago, the homicide capital of the nation. (Associated Press)

In Chicago’s South Side earlier this month, a 16-year-old boy was shot dead, the seventh person killed this year in the West Garfield Park neighborhood.

The boy was able to give his name and reportedly pleaded with the responding police officers, “Please don’t let me die.”

If you live in 60624, the ZIP code where the shooting took place, you don’t expect your streets to be safe. In the last 30 days, that neighborhood has recorded more homicides, robberies, assaults, thefts and narcotics charges combined than any other ZIP code in Cook County when measured on a per capita basis. Its population is 98 percent black and averages a median income just above the poverty line.

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It also is one of the ZIP codes that registers the fewest active concealed carry firearms permits per capita…

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Gov. Brown Signs California Gun Restriction Law, First In The Country

Originally posted on CBS San Francisco:

SACRAMENTO (CBS/AP) — California will become the first state that allows family members to ask a judge to remove firearms from a relative who appears to pose a threat, under legislation Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday he had signed.

The bill was proposed by several Democrats and responds to a deadly rampage in May near the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Supporters had said such a measure could have prevented the attacks, winning out over critics who said it would erode gun rights.

Law enforcement authorities in Connecticut, Indiana and Texas can seek a judge’s order allowing them to seize guns from people they deem to be a danger.

The new California law gives law enforcement the same option and extends it to family members.

It continues California’s efforts to lead the nation in preventing firearm injury and death, said Amanda Wilcox, an advocate for the Brady Campaign to Prevent…

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California Law Allows Family Members to Remove Relative’s Guns for Safety

Originally posted on TIME:

Golden State residents can now petition a judge to temporarily remove a close relative’s firearms if they fear their family member will commit gun violence, thanks to a new safety measure signed into California state law Tuesday by Democratic governor Jerry Brown.

Under the “Gun Violence Restraining Order” law, a successful petition would allow a judge to remove the close relative’s guns for at least 21 days, with the option to extend that period to a year, pending an additional hearing, according to Reuters. The law is the first of its kind in the U.S., and will be an extension of existing legislation that temporarily prohibits people with domestic violence restraining orders from owning firearms.

“If it can save one life, one family from that agony, it will be worth it,” said Democratic California Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, during the bill’s debate. Many Republic state senators argued that the law…

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California governor vetoes bill requiring warrants for police drones

Originally posted on Aletho News:

RT | September 29, 2014

Despite widely clearing both the state’s Senate and Assembly, California Governor Jerry Brown shot down a bill on Sunday that would have imposed restrictions on when law enforcement agencies can use drones for surveillance.

Brown, a Democrat, said in a statement over the weekend that he was vetoing the drone accountability act that, had it been signed into law, would require police agencies to obtain a warrant before using an unmanned vehicle, or drone, for aerial surveillance.

“There are undoubtedly circumstances where a warrant is appropriate. The bill’s exceptions, however, appear to be too narrow and could impose requirements beyond what is required by either the Fourth Amendment or the privacy provisions in the California Constitution,” Brown said on Sunday.

One of the bill’s authors, Republican Assemblyman Jeff Gorell, said in a tweet on Sunday that “The era of govt. surveillance continues” after the governor’s…

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