Kansas City shooting suspect says he’s a ‘proud terrorist’

By   /  April 15, 2014  /  Kansas, Missouri, National, North Dakota  /  No Comments

RACIST FRIENDS: Frazier Glenn Miller, accused of killing three people at a Jewish community center in Kansas City, has described himself as a "friend" of notorious North Dakota white supremacist Craig Cobb.

By Rob Port | Watchdog.org North Dakota Bureau
FARGO, N.D. — Frazier Glenn Miller, AKA Frazier Glenn Cross, didn’t often hide his feelings.
Miller,  accused of shootings at a Jewish community center in Kansas City that left three dead, called a talk radio show in Fargo last year to support North Dakota white supremacist Craig Cobb and described [...]

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Police spying could become constitutional issue for states

By   /  April 9, 2014  /  law enforcement, Missouri, National, News, Spying, Technology, Tennessee  /  No Comments

YES, NO, MAYBE: The city of Sunrise, Fla., and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement may have violated the state's open government laws for failing to sufficiently respond to the ACLU's public records requests.

A ban against law enforcement’s warrantless electronic surveillance could soon make its way into Missouri’s state constitution.

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Taxpayers send money to Missouri to promote tourism in Tennessee

By   /  April 7, 2014  /  Featured, Missouri, News, Tennessee  /  No Comments

LITERATURE: A piece of tourism-related literature from the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development's website.

By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog

NASHVILLE — Tennessee taxpayers will pay upwards of $60 million across state lines so a Kansas City-based marketing firm can promote tourism for a government agency.

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Utah soon may need warrant to track cell phone locations

By   /  March 21, 2014  /  Missouri, National, New Hampshire, News, Spying, Technology  /  No Comments

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By Josh Peterson | Watchdog.org
If you’re in Utah, your cell phone’s location data very soon may receive the protection of a warrant.
A state level bill, H.B. 128,  requiring law enforcement agencies to get a warrant to obtain the location data of an electronic device is on its way to the governor’s office.
Having passed through the Utah House [...]

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Missouri ballot initiative would increase funding for public, private schools

By   /  February 20, 2014  /  Education, Missouri, News  /  No Comments

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Part 58 of 96 in the series Educating America

By Mary C. Tillotson | Watchdog.org
A Missouri ballot initiative to help fund public schools, special education programs and scholarships for private schools has proven popular.
The measure has collected about 80,000 signatures and could land on the ballot in November.
“We tried to make this proposal so that it would [...]

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