Jim Sutton

142 Flips | 3 Magazines | 20 Likes | 19 Followers | @jimsu56 | Keep up with Jim Sutton on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Jim Sutton”

California assisted death law overturned in court

A judge in Riverside County on Tuesday overturned California's controversial assisted death law nearly two years after it took effect, ruling that …

Riverside County

Dem congressman: Force gun owners to get rid of assault weapons

WASHINGTON — A Democratic congressman has proposed outlawing “military-style semiautomatic assault weapons” and forcing existing owners to sell their weapons or face prosecution, a major departure from prior gun control proposals that typically exempt existing firearms.<p>In a USA Today op-ed entitled …

Guns

Walters: California cities, school districts pushed to the brink of insolvency

California’s public employee pension systems have immense gaps – called “unfunded liabilities” – between what they have in assets and what they will …

Retired Supreme Court Justice Stevens Calls For Repeal Of Second Amendment

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, responding to this past weekend's March For Our Lives events across the nation, is proposing what some might call a radical solution to prevent further gun violence — repealing the Second Amendment.<p>In an op-ed in Tuesday's New York Times, the …

Guns

California’s crazy one-party liberal politics is why I had to finally leave the state -- and I’m not alone

Twitter’s CEO, Jack Dorsey, infamously tweeted a link in early April to a story calling for a bloodless civil war to solve America’s problems. The piece, “The Great Lesson of California in America’s New Civil War: Why there’s no bipartisan way forward at this juncture in our history — one side must …

Has the California backlash against liberal craziness finally begun?

In a state consumed by conservation and environmental issues, one highly endangered species has long gone unnoticed and unprotected – the California Conservative. Is it still possible to rescue them from the brink of extinction? Can their numbers be revived? And can they thrive here once again?<p>Video<p>…

Tammy Bruce: California's latest contradictions -- Welcoming criminals but warning about 'dangerous' coffee

Imagine a state that passes a law welcoming, embracing and protecting criminals, directly endangering citizens. Then imagine that same state passing laws, and judges issuing orders that make no sense except to micromanage people’s lives in the name of keeping them safe.<p>A contradiction indeed, and …

More than a million undocumented immigrants have received California driver's licenses

More than 1 million undocumented immigrants have received driver's licenses, the California Department of Motor Vehicles announced Wednesday.<p>Assembly …

Californians fed up with housing costs and taxes are fleeing state in big numbers

Californians may still love the beautiful weather and beaches, but more and more they are fed up with the high housing costs and taxes and deciding …

Real Estate

'We Pick the Constitution': CA City Council Votes to Opt Out of Sanctuary State Law

A councilman in Los Alamitos, California said Monday that he proposed an ordinance to opt out of the state's new sanctuary state law, and that the proposal was met with overwhelming support.<p>Warren Kusumoto, who currently serves as Mayor Pro Tempore of the city, told Neil Cavuto that it's ironic his …

Vox: We'll Have to Confiscate Guns To Reach 'European Levels Of Violence'

Guns

California to stop suspending licenses for traffic fines

Californians will no longer face losing their driver's licenses because of unpaid traffic fines starting next month.<p>Gov. Jerry Brown said the …

Facial recognition database used by FBI is out of control, House committee hears

Approximately half of adult Americans’ photographs are stored in facial recognition databases that can be accessed by the FBI, without their knowledge or consent, in the hunt for suspected criminals. About 80% of photos in the FBI’s network are non-criminal entries, including pictures from driver’s …

Surveillance

US police agencies with their own DNA databases stir debate

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dozens of police departments around the U.S. are amassing their own DNA databases to track criminals, a move critics say is a way …

San Diego

Governors Take Aim at California's 'Check Your Gun Rights at the Border' Policy

The governors of Texas and eight other states have taken aim at California’s restriction on concealed carry permit holders and urge that their …

Guns

Jerry Brown Wants 42% Gas Tax Hike to Bail Out CalPERS

Despite tax collection increasing by 50 percent in the last 9 years, California’s public pension insolvency is forcing Gov. Jerry Brown to propose a …

Jerry Brown

Thomas Sowell - A Public Service

Recent<p><b>Alicia Colon</b>: Jewish self-loathing<p><b>Dmitriy Shapiro</b>: Rand repents?<p><b>Kelsey Dallas</b>: OMG: Is profanity losing its punch?<p><b>Eric Schulzke</b>: Daydreaming …

Guns

Court upholds warrantless surveillance of U.S. citizens under Section 702

The U.S. federal appeals court has ruled in <i>United States v. Mohamud,</i> a <i></i>case that began with a 2010 holiday bomb plot and will end with unique implications for the private digital communications of American citizens.<p>Digital privacy advocates had hoped that the appeals case might prompt reform for a …

Exclusive: Yahoo secretly scanned customer emails for U.S. intelligence - sources | Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc last year secretly built a custom software program to search all of its customers’ incoming emails for specific information provided by U.S. intelligence officials, according to people familiar with the matter.<p>The company complied with a classified U.S. …

Surveillance

AP: Across US, police officers abuse confidential databases

DENVER (AP) — Police officers across the country misuse confidential law enforcement databases to get information on romantic partners, business …

Surveillance

Second Amendment backers arm up with ink and paper to battle California's 'Gunmageddon'

Barry Bahrami went from incredulous to angry last month when California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a batch of firearms control laws known collectively as “Gunmageddon.”<p>Then, the San Diego-based CEO became determined to fight back against the laws, which take aim at so-called assault weapons, enforce …

Baltimore police confirms aerial surveillance of city residents

‘No conspiracy’ to hide privately funded program in which cameras took continuous photographs since January, police spokesman claims<p>Baltimore police on Wednesday acknowledged for the first time that city residents had been subject to aerial surveillance, after a Bloomberg Businessweek story …

Surveillance

Suit filed to permit Californians to carry guns openly in public

After losing a challenge to restrictions on carrying concealed firearms, gun owners in California filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday to block a state law that prevents most people from carrying guns openly in public.<p>The lawsuit contends that the ban on openly carrying a gun in public must be struck …

Guns

How free is your state?

Read More The overall freedom ranking is a combination of personal and economic freedoms.<p>Overall<p>Fiscal<p>Personal<p>Regulatory<p>change 0 from 2012<p>Rankings - …

FCC complaint: Baltimore Police breaking law with use of stingray phone trackers

Civil rights groups complained to the FCC Tuesday over the Baltimore Police Department's use of the cell phone tracking technology known as stingray, …

U.S. Olympic Star Kim Rhode Shoots Down Gun Control

"The Second Amendment was put in there not just so we can go shoot skeet or go shoot trap."<p>Six-time Olympic shooter Kim Rhode isn’t shy about sharing her thoughts on gun control.<p>“We should have the right to keep and bear arms, to protect ourselves and our family,” she told Time from Rio de Janeiro …

26 'Sit-In' Democrats Actually Own Guns

News<p>26 ‘Sit-In’ Democrats Actually Own Guns<p>23 Jun 2016<p>0 24.7k<p>Instagram<p>Guns for them, but not for you…<p>Heatst:<p>Congressional Democrats ended their …

Guns and your government: Why 'No Fly, No Buy' means no freedom

The people in the government who want to control our personal choices are the enemies of freedom. And the enemies of freedom can be very clever and seductive.<p>Last week, these folks, manifesting their lust to keep us dependent upon the government by rejecting the natural right to self-defense, …

Invoking Orlando, Senate Republicans set up vote to expand FBI spying | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell set up a vote late on Monday to expand the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s authority to use a secretive surveillance order without a warrant to include email metadata and some browsing history information.<p>Senate Majority Leader …

Surveillance