November 11, 2013 | By Debbie Lewis
Columbia, MO - A news report was recently brought to my attention questioning Seattle PD’s new “wireless mesh network.” The network, funded through the Department of Homeland Security, is an array of boxes with antennae protruding from them. Stranger still is that, while the hardware has already been installed, according to Seattle local news publication The Strangler, the police department is uncomfortable answering policy questions about the network, because, "we do not yet have a policy."
Why should this concern Columbia, MO residents? Portions of downtown Columbia are going wireless. While it is true the Department of Homeland Security is not paying for this system, one has to wonder how secure a downtown wireless system can be and how hard would it be for “prying eyes and ears” to scoop up your private info, including, but not limited to, your whereabouts at any given time?
October 18, 2013 | By Debbie Lewis
The act of shooting before asking questions is becoming more and more commonplace in our country. Faith in our representation in Washington, D.C. and our police officers throughout the country has been in steady decline. You may not be concerned as to why, but, as your constituency, you should know how we feel.
In a country that considers itself more civilized and an example to the world, why would there have been any call for a standing ovation in Congress over the shooting of the woman who ran through the barricade in DC? Why weren’t the tires shot at from the first incident when she rammed the barricade and hit the Secret Serviceman? There would have been no need for a chase at that point.
During the chase, we understand, from the news reports, that her vehicle had been surrounded; yet she managed to ram a vehicle and escape. Again, given these circumstances, why wasn’t it considered to shoot at the tires to stop her car?
October 15, 2013
Any person who, prior to the effective date of this law, was legally in possession of an assault weapon or large capacity magazine shall have ninety days from such effective date to do any of the following without being subject to prosecution.