PDW In The News

FBI Director Claims Government-Proof Encryption Threatens National Security

Posted by on July 7, 2015

On Monday, Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey penned an op-ed in the national security blog Lawfare which claimed that data encryption techniques that are effective enough to challenge the government’s ability to crack them are a threat to national security. “The logic of encryption will bring us, in the not-to-distant future, to a… Continue Reading

Government Snooping That Puts the NSA To Shame

Posted by on July 6, 2015

Since Edward Snowden leaked details of the National Security Agency’s electronic surveillance program two years ago, the controversy over privacy and domestic spying has crossed party lines, embarrassed senior officials and launched presidential campaigns. The political furor led to passage of the USA Freedom Act in early June. It will stop the NSA from collecting… Continue Reading

DUI suspect leaps from highway overpass attempting to escape arrest

Posted by on July 5, 2015

ATLANTA — A man who jumped 30 feet from an overpass onto the highway below is being treated for his injuries. Georgia State Patrol says a trooper pulled the man over as part of a DUI investigation on the Downtown Connector. Gerado Alejos, 37, was spotted weaving on the interstate about 2 a.m. and was… Continue Reading

Hypocritical gun control proponent and former Sen. Leland Yee pleads guilty to racketeering in corruption case.

Posted by on July 4, 2015

Former California state Sen. Leland Yee pleaded guilty to one count of racketeering in federal court Wednesday, admitting that he “knowingly and intentionally agreed with another person” to take part in a criminal enterprise and commit at least two offenses and affect state commerce. Yee, a Democrat from San Francisco, told U.S. District Judge Charles… Continue Reading

Don’t Be Terrorized By Your Government This Fourth of July…terror only works if we let it.

Posted by on July 3, 2015

As Americans prepare to celebrate Independence Day, officials in the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security are warning us that there’s a heightened threat of Islamist terrorist attacks. CNN is reporting that law enforcement officials believe that the Islamist threat is “the highest in years.” CIA deputy director turned CBS security analyst Michael Morrell… Continue Reading

Man Wrongfully Imprisoned for Almost 25 Years Will Get $6.25 Million

Posted by on July 2, 2015

(NEW YORK) — New York City has agreed to pay $6.25 million to a man who spent nearly 25 years in prison before being exonerated in a killing that happened while he was more than 1,000 miles away vacationing at Disney World, the city comptroller said Tuesday. Comptroller Scott Stringer said settling Jonathan Fleming’s claim… Continue Reading

Efforts already underway in D.C. to weaken the new, modest NSA restrictions imposed by the Massie-Lofgren Amendment .

Posted by on July 1, 2015

Earlier this month the House of Representatives passed the Massie-Lofgren Amendment to the Defense Appropriation bill that would prohibit the National Security Agency (NSA) from (1) rifling through the stored communications of Americans without a warrant, and (2) trying to sabotage Internet security by forcing private companies to weaken the privacy protections of their customers… Continue Reading

Rapper Rick Ross Arrested for Kidnapping and Battery Charges

Posted by on June 30, 2015

The arrest warrants say that the rapper Rick Ross assaulted a man inside his guesthouse at his Fayette County mansion. Rick Ross pistol whipped him and injured his teeth and injured his jaw so badly that he has been restricted to soft foods and a liquid diet. Ross used a 9mm handgun. Criminal law arrested… Continue Reading

Get Rid of the Supreme Court? No Thanks

Posted by on June 30, 2015

“If we want to save some money, let’s just get rid of the court,” was the reaction of Republican presidential candidate Bobby Jindal, the governor of Louisiana, to Friday’s majority opinion locating a right to gay marriage within the text of the Constitution’s 14th Amendment. Jindal’s comments signify a disgust widely felt on the right… Continue Reading

Activists types worry “Trigger Warning” is too triggering due to “violent weaponry imagery”

Posted by on June 29, 2015

More stuff you cannot possibly make up……Via the Twitter feeds of Thaddeus Russell and Tom Owolade comes this beyond-parody explication of the dangers of using the term trigger warning to caution prospective readers about possibly upsetting content. As an intro to an article that claims to be “Your One-Stop 101″ about trigger warnings, the editors… Continue Reading

Kids Create Salt Black Markets in School Cafeterias Due to “Healthy” Lunch Rules

Posted by on June 28, 2015

Children are creating their own black markets to trade and sell salt due to First Lady Michelle Obama’s school lunch rules. During a hearing before the House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, chaired by Rep. Todd Rokita (R., Ind.), a school administrator told Congress of the “unintended consequences” of the Healthy, Hunger-Free… Continue Reading

Jacksonville, Florida wants to make it illegal to back into your own driveway

Posted by on June 27, 2015

A town in Florida is considering an ordinance which would fine car owners for backing into their driveways. The city council of Jacksonville is considering a proposal which they claim is aimed at preventing blight by demanding that citizens’ cars clearly display their licenses and tags from the street. The proposal, which has been approved… Continue Reading

Confederate Flag Purge Goes Nuts Almost Immediately, Hits Strategy Games

Posted by on June 26, 2015

If we accept the idea that social and consumer pressure is the only proper way to push ugly or distasteful objects out of the marketplace—assuming we think such a thing should happen at all—there’s no real problem with pushes for retailers to stop selling Confederate flags or Confederate flag memorabilia. There is no government censorship…. Continue Reading

SCOTUS strikes down LA law requiring hotels to fork over guest registries to police

Posted by on June 25, 2015

In a 5-4 decision issued today, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Los Angeles law which had required hotels to make their guest registries “available to any officer of the Los Angeles Police Department for Inspection” without the need for a warrant. “A hotel owner who refuses to give an officer access to his… Continue Reading

Think you are safe from the war on drugs because you have nothing to do with drugs? Sadly, you are not.

Posted by on June 24, 2015

DUBLIN, Ga. — Teresa Hooks was terrified. In the darkness outside her rural house, six or eight armed men in black hoods were rushing her home. She yelled to her sleeping husband, David. Just two days earlier, they had been burglarized, with the thief or thieves taking guns and an SUV. Now the burglars were… Continue Reading

Teen Gunned Down: Atlanta Pool Party

Posted by on June 23, 2015

At a crowded Fayette County pool party, Wali Clanton, 19, was gunned down. He was a phenomenal individual and not a person to get into trouble, which is why the teen’s death was even more tragic. Nani Buchanan, a friend from school, recalled how he made everyone laugh and how kindhearted he could be. Clanton… Continue Reading

Supreme Court Rules 8-1: Government Has to Pay You if It Steals Your Stuff

Posted by on June 23, 2015

California raisin farmers Laura and Marvin Horne will finally get paid for the 600,000 pounds of raisins the feds tried to steal from them over 10 years ago. The Supreme Court delivered its opinion today in the case of Horne v. Department of Agriculture, and it is a big win for property rights and stinging… Continue Reading

LEO Jurisdiction in Georgia

Posted by on June 22, 2015

This is a great piece on this issue from my friend Chief Deputy Lee Weems of the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office. -Mo Wiltshire I am frequently asked questions concerning the jurisdiction of various law enforcement agencies within the state; so, I thought a rundown of the various agencies and other jurisdictional questions would be in… Continue Reading

Veteran Atlanta news anchor Amanda Davis facing her 3rd DUI arrest

Posted by on June 18, 2015

Veteran Atlanta news anchor Amanda Davis was arrested in Cobb County and charged with driving under the influence early Monday — the same day she was scheduled to make her return to local airwaves. The arrest also marks her third DUI charge in metro Atlanta. Cobb County jail records show Davis, 59, was arrested at… Continue Reading

Montgomery County, GA Sheriff dies in car chase

Posted by on June 17, 2015

Sad news for a first term Georgia Sheriff, his family and community, and our State. MONTGOMERY CO., GA (WTOC) – A suspect who led authorities on a high-speed chase overnight that resulted in a crash that claimed the life of the Montgomery County sheriff has been arrested after being on the run for about 12… Continue Reading

Boyfriend in DeLand Slaying Arrested in Georgia

Posted by on June 16, 2015

Disappearing in the car of the murdered woman, Jeffrey Crivelli, 31, led police on a nationwide manhunt. On Wednesday night, however, authorities arrested Crivelli at a hotel in eastern Georgia. When criminal law enforcement arrested him, Crivelli told officers that he knew why they were looking for him. According to the arrest report, Jeffrey had… Continue Reading

White NAACP official lost reverse discrimination suit in 2005–This story just gets weirder

Posted by on June 16, 2015

Former Spokane NAACP president Rachel Dolezal sued Howard University in 2002 for allegedly discriminating against her because she’s white, according to court documents obtained by the Smoking Gun. Dolezal, who has claimed to be black for several years, said the school refused to hire her for teaching posts and denied her scholarships because of her… Continue Reading

Atlanta’s Grady Hospital fails to turn over key sexual assault evidence in multiple cases

Posted by on June 15, 2015

In my opinion this is truly disturbing. These are frankly shocking allegations and if true should result in firings of responsible management at a bare minimum. -Mo Wiltshire Since 2000, the state’s largest hospital has failed to tell police about as many as 1,500 possible sex crimes, including more than 130 where the victims asked… Continue Reading

King v. Burwell Speech Displayed the President’s Very Ideological Fervor over ACA

Posted by on June 14, 2015

In a case called King v. Burwell, the Supreme Court will soon decide whether it agrees with two lower courts that President Obama is breaking the law by subjecting 57 million employers and individuals to illegal taxes, and spending the illegal proceeds to hide the cost of HealthCare.gov coverage from 6.5 million enrollees. Today the… Continue Reading

There Is No “Nationwide Crime Wave” — But Baltimore Is in Trouble

Posted by on June 13, 2015

Heather McDonald’s Wall Street Journal op-ed “The New Nationwide Crime Wave” has exploded into the debate over police misconduct and criminal justice reform like a flash-bang grenade. It’s been discussed on numerous talk radio and cable news shows, and it’s been shared nearly 40,000 times on social media. It’s a story engineered to go viral:… Continue Reading

Rapper Ice-T’s grandson indicted in roommate’s shooting death

Posted by on June 12, 2015

A Cobb County grand jury has indicted the 20-year-old grandson of rapper Ice-T in the shooting death of his roommate. Elyjah Marrow of Marietta was arrested last year after allegedly shooting 19-year-old Daryus Johnson in the chest while handling a stolen gun, according to police. Johnson died from his injuries. Investigators found marijuana in the… Continue Reading

Grand Jury no bills sex abuse charges against PDW clients

Posted by on June 11, 2015

In the last few months, in a matter of fact manner that will go unreported in the news media, justice was served for several PDW clients in Middle and North Georgia. Several charges of alleged sexual abuse including child molestation and statutory rape were no billed-that is they were dropped. In these cases, evidence was… Continue Reading

Rockdale deputy named new Athens police chief; ACCPD Assistant Chief Carter Greene passed over

Posted by on June 10, 2015

Athens-Clarke County officials named on Tuesday the area’s new top lawman. Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Scott Freeman takes the reins of the Athens-Clarke County Police Department starting July 6. Athens-Clarke County Manager Alan Reddish, who made the appointment, said Freeman’s varied background made him his top choice among a list of 64 applicants…. Continue Reading

Crime Spree: Four Shot Including Parents

Posted by on June 9, 2015

In an argument that turned tragic, Jeffrey Scott Pitts, 36, had a run-in over an unpaid bill. When the clerk decided to keep Pitts’s identification, he retrieved an assault rifle and shot the clerk and another customer after demanding the identification be returned. If not for another customer in the store who returned fire, Pitts… Continue Reading

Man Killed by Police Planned to Behead Cops

Posted by on June 9, 2015

A Massachusetts man slain by law enforcement officers on Tuesday had discussed plans to behead police officers with an associate arrested the same day, according to papers filed in Boston federal court on Wednesday. Usaamah Abdullah Rahim, 26, who law enforcement officers shot to death after he allegedly confronted them with a large knife, had… Continue Reading