Texas judge tries to order the entire world not to discuss case

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By Jon Cassidy | Watchdog.org A district court judge in Galveston County is issuing orders to the entire Internet, trying to gag the world from writing anything about a case that didn’t matter much to anyone in the first place. The facts of the case aren’t that important. A lawyer named Calvin C. Jackson was accused of forging signatures,…

Bombing, terrorism, or radical Islam: Words you won’t find in President Obama’s statement marking the anniversary of Boston Marathon attack

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Bombing, terrorism, or radical Islam, you will not find these words in President Obama’s statement marking the 1 year anniversary of the Boston Marathon attack. “A year ago, tragedy struck at the 117th Boston Marathon.  Four innocent people were killed that week, and hundreds more were wounded.  Today, we remember Krystle Campbell, Lingzi Lu, Martin Richard,…

Raid and shoot: This ain’t your grandpa’s PD

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By Rob Nikolewski │ New Mexico Watchdog SANTA FE, N.M. — It’s a commercial that’s been playing across New Mexico for weeks now: A 30-second spot encouraging people to apply to the Hobbs Police Department, offering high pay and good benefits. But the images in the commercial — of  cops shooting guns, helmeted officers bursting into a home,…

State of Texas cleans house at scandal-infested Beaumont ISD

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By Jon Cassidy | Watchdog.org Mike Neil got fired Monday, but he’s taking it well. “I’m ecstatic about not having a school board job anymore,” he said. Neil is one of seven trustees of the scandal factory known as the Beaumont Independent School District, which will be getting a new superintendent and Board of Trustees…

One Year Anniversary of Boston Marathon Bombings

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Today marks the one year anniversary of the despicable bombings that killed three and injured hundreds at the Boston Marathon. On this solemn day, instead of thinking of the terror that the Tsarnaev brothers wrought, we should remember those that we lost and those who were injured. More than that, we should draw from the…

Major Garrett: Is the Obama administration’s approach in dealing with Russia failing?

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On Monday, CBS White House correspondent Major Garrett asked White House press secretary Jay Carney if the Obama administration’s approach in dealing with Russia is failing? Garrett: Picking up on Michelle’s question, last one, you just said Russia continues to destabilize the situation, act in a provocative way, now buzzing the — a U.S. warship. Isn’t…

Jeb Bush: Another government grows outcome

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There is a push going on within the GOP establishment to support former Florida Governor Jeb Bush for President in 2016. Bush is saying many of the right things, and recognizing in some areas the limits of what the federal government can and should do. But, there remains an undertone of government as an agent for…

Frisco, Texas police drawing scrutiny for aggression

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By Jon Cassidy | Watchdog.org The Frisco Police Department is fast earning a reputation for a stubborn disregard for the rights and welfare of its residents. From an arrest last fall of a man who was waving a sign, to its treatment of a grieving mother once suspected of murder, to lower profile complaints of…