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Advocate Jared Published in Townhall on Civil Asset Forfeiture

Advocate Jared Meyer was published in Townhall on how civil asset forfeiture turns around the “innocent until proven guilty” standard of American justice.

Many Americans have not heard of civil forfeiture, but this outrageous, and expanding, law enforcement tactic is becoming more difficult to ignore.

Civil forfeiture does not receive the condemnation it deserves because most people cannot believe that, in the United States, the government can take property from individuals without charging them with a crime. This is the type of behavior expected of the Venezuelan government, not of the United States, where individuals are supposed to be assumed innocent until proven guilty.

You can find the full piece here.

If you’d like to book Jared or any other Advocate, please contact Young Voices.

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Advocate Yeonmi Featured in The Korea Herald on North Korea

Advocate Yeonmi Park was featured in The Korea Herald on her escape from North Korea.

The young defectors, Joseph Kim and Yeonmi Park, shared powerful stories with the audience.

Park, 21, first talked about how she grew up in a North Korean city near the China border, where she witnessed the public execution of the mother of one of her friends for selling foreign DVDs. After her father was punished for doing unauthorized trade with China, Park said she and her mother fled to China.

You can find the article online here.

If you’d like to speak with Yeonmi, please contact Young Voices.

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Advocate Mark Published in The Canal on Charter Cities

Advocate Mark Lutter was published in The Canal, the official blog of the PanAmerican Post, on Honduras’ charter city.

The New Republic has published a hit piece on the Zones for Employment and Economic Development (ZEDEs). The gist of the critique is that Hondurans are selling their sovereignty to multinational corporations with the hopes of economic development, but that this will in fact lead to more poverty and greater wealth inequality.

You can find the piece online here.

If you’d like to speak with Mark or any other Advocate, please contact Young Voices.

Protests Continue In Missouri Town After Police Shooting Of 18-Yr-Old Man

Advocate Julian Published in The Freeman on Private Protection

Advocate Julian Adorney was published in FEE’s The Freeman on how private protection agencies can prevent tragedies like Ferguson.

In Ferguson, while the police and National Guard seemed powerless to protect peaceful citizens from rioters, private organizations stepped in to fill the gap.

Oath Keepers, an organization of former and current military and police agents, spent several nights standing guard over businesses to deter looters. Many of the people they protected seemed grateful. Davis Vo, a restaurant owner, noted, “When they’re here, there’s definitely a weight lifted off of our shoulders.” With looting ongoing, and the National Guard focused on protecting the police command post rather than major commercial areas, many business owners were thankful for extra protection — wherever it came from.

Read the rest of the piece here.

If you’d like to speak with or book Julian or any of our other Advocates, please contact Young Voices today.

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Advocate Blake Published in The Deep South Daily on Michael Brown Case

Advocate Blake Feldman had a letter-to-the-editor published in The Deep South Daily .

How could they not realize that the system works against this community? As 9 p.m. neared, I anxiously checked Twitter every couple of minutes for the announcement of whether the Grand Jury indicted Officer Darren Wilson.

You can find the piece online here.

If you’d like to speak with Blake or any other Advocate, please contact Young Voices.

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Advocate Jared Published in E21 on Government Criminalization

Advocate Jared Meyer was published in The Manhattan Institute’s E21 on how government criminalizing peaceful activity.

“Although many politicians say they support economic growth, the federal government goes out of its way to criminalize broad ranges of economic activity. It’s as simple as this: A person or a company wants to provide a good or a service, and Uncle Sam says no.”

Last week, Economics21 director Diana Furchtgott-Roth wrote these words in her column on six ways the government criminalizes economic activity. While her list is extensive, it is far from comprehensive. Here are three more ways Uncle Sam says no.

You can find the full piece here.

If you’d like to book Jared or any other Advocate, please contact Young Voices.

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Advocate Yeonmi Featured in Yahoo News on North Korea

Advocate Yeonmi Park was featured in Yahoo News on her escape from North Korea.

When Yeon-Mi Park was just nine, she and her North Korean village were forced to watch in horror as a friend’s mother was publicly executed for the crime of watching illegal DVDs, she says.

You can find the article online here.

If you’d like to speak with Yeonmi, please contact Young Voices.

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Editor Casey Published in The Daily Caller on Free Speech at UC Berkeley

Editor Casey Given was published in The Daily Caller on recent threats to free speech at UC Berkeley.

Last Wednesday night, a group of approximately 50 protesters interrupted a student event with famed venture capitalist Peter Thiel, prompting it to end early before its question and answer session. As a UC Berkeley graduate and the founder of the university’s libertarian club Students for Liberty, I could not be more ashamed of my alma mater. Despite being hailed as the home of the Free Speech Movement, it’s clear that Berkeley still needs to learn what free speech is.

You can read the entire piece here.

If you’d like to book Casey or any other Advocate, please contact Young Voices.

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Advocate Gina Mentioned in Liberty Voices on Anti-Homeless Measures

Advocate Gina Luttrell was mentioned in Liberty Voice on anti-homeless measures municipalities frequently pass.

Atrocious behavior towards the homeless, such as the above, is sadly only the “tip of the iceberg.” Other modern inhumanities include examples of arbitrary refusal of service for homeless people attempting to turn in cans for their redemption value, a Michael Bloomberg ban on private food donation to the homeless, bans on sitting or laying down in public spaces, bans on “camping” (of which nearly all homeless life can fit within the definition of), anti-begging laws, the placement of spikes on likely surfaces where a person could rest, extra divisions within the width of public benches, and the projection of unpleasant noise, such as construction sounds, through loudspeakers placed outside of buildings, as reported by Gina Luttrell of The Blaze. It quickly becomes obvious that more time and energy is spent in the persecution and punishment of homelessness, than in trying to solve the problem.

You can find the piece online here.

If you’d like to speak with Gina or any other Advocate, please contact Young Voices.

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Advocate Jared Published in The Fiscal Times on American Energy Boom

Advocate Jason Russell was published in The Fiscal Times  on how America’s energy boom will likely have a long lifespan.

Pessimistic new reports warn that falling oil prices will bring an end to the U.S. energy renaissance. Oil companies’ stocks are suffering, and some industry analysts are predicting that new drilling investment will dry up, leading to the bursting of what they see as the fracking bubble.

Falling oil prices, while beneficial for the overall economy, do have the potential to dampen the unforeseen growth in U.S. oil production, which has surged fifty percent since 2008. However, claims that the boom has ended fail to recognize the disruptive, cost-saving effects of technological advancements.

You can find the full post online here.

If you’d like to speak withJason or any other Advocate, please contact Young Voices.

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Advocate Randal Published by The Daily Caller on Eric Garner

Advocate Randal Meyer was published by The Daily Caller on how legal interpretations of when officers can legally use force have been reinterpreted to allow for chokeholds over the decades.

A New York City grand jury’s decision to not indict officer Daniel Pantaleo in the suffocation death of Eric Garner has sparked firestorm of media attention, covering numerous angles from police militarization to racial inequality. However, one critical component of the story has been overlooked — namely, the shifting interpretations of excessive force law in the United States that has allowed police officers to engage in.

You can read the full piece online here.

If you’d like to speak with Randall or any other Advocate, please contact Young Voices.

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