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Report of the State’s Attorney for the Judicial District of Danbury on the Shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School and 36 Yogananda Street, Newtown, Connecticut on December 14, 2012. The purpose of this report is to identify the person or persons criminally responsible for the twenty-seven homicides that occurred in Newtown, Connecticut, on the morning of December 14, 2012, to determine what crimes were committed, and to indicate if there will be any state prosecutions as a result of the incident.

Department Of Defense Strategy For Operating In Cyberspace - Cyberspace is a defining feature of modern life. Individuals and communities worldwide connect, socialize, and organize themselves in and through cyberspace. From 2000 to 2010, global Internet usage increased from 360 million to over 2 billion people. As Internet usage continues to expand, cyberspace will become increasingly woven into the fabric of everyday life across the globe.

POLICING FREE SPEECH: Police Surveillance and Obstruction of First Amendment Protected Activity - United States law enforcement agencies, from the FBI to local police, have a long history of spying on American citizens and infiltrating or otherwise obstructing political activist groups. Political spying was rampant during the Cold War under the FBI’s COINTELPRO, the CIA’s Operation Chaos, and other program.

U.S. Government Watchlisting: Unfair Process and Devastating Consequences - The U.S. government today maintains a massive watchlisting system that risks stigmatizing hundreds of thousands of people, including American citizens, as “known or suspected terrorists” based on secret standards and secret evidence, without a meaningful process to challenge error and clear their names. The watchlists in this system are shared widely within the federal government, with state and local law enforcement agencies, and even with foreign governments, heightening the negative consequences for listed individuals.

Report Of The Ruby Ridge Task Force To The Office Of Professional Responsibility Of Investigation Of Allegations Of Improper Governmental Conduct In The Investigation, Apprehension And Prosecution Of Randall C. Weaver And Kevin L. Harris. In February 1993, the Office of Professional Responsibility ("OPR") of the U.S. Department of Justice (the "Department") was informed of allegations made by defense counsel for Randall ("Randy") Weaver and Kevin Harris in the criminal case of United States v. Weaver which was pending in the federal district court in Idaho.

Undercover plan developed by Marshals Service - Undercover operation contemplates Marshal Service surreptitiously buying a plot of land north of the Weaver property and that two deputy marshals, posing as husband and wife, would visit and develop the property, and that eventually an opportunity would arise to arrest Weaver out of the presence of other family members. Plan put on hold pending Hudson's confirmation as Director by U.S. Senate.

Opening Statement Of Louis J. Freeh Director Federal Bureau Of Investigation - Good Morning, Mr. Chairman and distinguished Members of the Subcommittee. I am pleased to testify before you concerning the role of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the events at Ruby Ridge and the substantial reforms I have made as a result of the serious deficiencies in the FBI's performance during the crisis. I welcome the opportunity to appear before the Subcommittee today. only through a public discussion these issues we assure the public's confidence in law enforcement. 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’S Assault On State Sovereignty - The purpose of this report is to explain how the EPA is replacing cooperative federalism with command and control. In the first section, the report addresses the empirics. Since 2009, EPA regulatory disapprovals are up 190 percent relative to the average during the previous three presidential terms. EPA takeovers of state programs are up 2,750 percent.

Criminalizing America How Big Government Makes a Criminal of Every American - Every year, federal, state, and local lawmakers needlessly spend millions of taxpayer dollars incarcerating hardworking Americans who had innocent intentions. While some criminal laws and sanctions are certainly necessary to preserve safety and ensure justice, many laws ensnare individuals who unknowingly violate vaguely written criminal statutes. This places a tremendous economic burden on state budgets and threatens the lives and liberties of every American, while doing little to protect public safety.

EPA’s Regulatory Train Wreck - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has started waging war on the American standard of living. During the past few years, the agency has undertaken the most expansive regulatory assault …

States Are Engaging EPA on Clean Power Plan - On June 2, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) made headlines by proposing a rule the agency calls the “Clean Power Plan.” This incredibly far-reaching regulation seeks to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired power plants by 30 percent from 2005 levels.