Colorado police officer Mark Magness broke an innocent man's arm during an illegal fireworks investigation. Now a video has been released that shows officer Magness torturing a handcuffed man who was also tied to a chair in December 2014.
Facebook’s algorithms can accurately identify an individual user from among 800 million pictures—in less than five seconds—98% of the time. “If you are walking down the street, a public street, should a company be able to identify you without your permission?”
St. Louis Police Department’s SWAT team raid wrong address, tore the home of Leon Walker apart, man they were looking for lived two doors down. Police Department sent out a building inspector, issued the Walker family a citation for a window the SWAT team broke during the raid.
A mother in Maine was arrested and charged with child endangerment, after letting her young daughter play in a park near her house. The playground was only a few hundred feet away, and could be seen from her front porch.
Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed into law Senate Bill 277, requires almost all California schoolchildren to be fully vaccinated in order to attend public or private school, regardless of their parents' personal or religious beliefs.
State Department will lift its freeze on arms sales to repressive government of Bahrain despite the country’s human rights abuses in recent years, including arbitrary detention of children, torture, restrictions for journalists, brutal government crackdown on peaceful protestors in 2011. Three weeks ago, State Department condemned Bahrainian regime for convicting a leading opposition figure, Ali Salman. “We do not think that the human rights situation in Bahrain is adequate.
Citizenship automatically stripped from person convicted of entering area declared a no-go zone by the Australian government even if the person entered area for innocent purposes, such as to do business, same result for a person convicted of damaging Commonwealth property or possessing a 'thing', such as a book or downloaded file from the Internet, that is in some way connected with terrorism.
Police car appeared, chasing a red Challenger. According to eyewitnesses, the police car bumped the Challenger, the car “flew up in the air,” lost control and hit the two small children, killing them instantly. Police report driver of the car they were chasing was on parole, not been reporting to his parole officer.
A CIA secret weapon used for assassination, shoots a small poisonous dart to cause a heart attack, can penetrate clothing and leave nothing but a tiny red dot on the skin. On penetration individual targeted for assassination may feel as if bitten by a mosquito, or they may not feel anything at all, completely disintegrates upon entering target. poison enters the bloodstream causing a heart attack.
A little-known police tactic known as “sneak and peek” warrants allows cops to covertly enter private residences, perform searches, seize property, leaving wiretaps, cameras, leave without notifying the homeowner.
US President Barack Obama has reassured his French counterpart Francois Hollande that Washington is no longer spying on him following leaks that the US National Security Agency (NSA) had spied on the last three French presidents WikiLeaks revealed Tuesday the NSA wiretapped former French presidents Jacques Chirac, Nicolas Sarkozy, along with Hollande, from at least 2006.
U.S. Army tested a very different type of ordnance—a “non-lethal personal suppression projectile” called the XM1063—that rains a chemical agent over people in a 2 acre area. The agent can be a sedative drug, a malodorous substance, or something that makes everyone slip and fall.
Executive Order 13603, the President, or the head of any federal agency that he shall designate, can conscript “persons of outstanding experience and ability without compensation,” in both “peacetime and times of national emergency.”
Accused of sexual assault in 2007, Champaign Police Officer Jerad Gale given his department’s highest honor in March, named Champaign’s Officer of the Year. Three months later arrested for strangling and raping two more women.
Officer Jerad Gale arrested, charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault and domestic battery.
"Prosecutors are investigating at least 3,000 of these cases, army troops under pressure to boost body counts in war against armed guerrilla groups killed civilians, reported them as combat fatalities," Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report.
Privacy advocates claim always listening component was involuntarily activated within Chromium, potentially exposing private conversations, the secret installing of Google software which is capable of listening in on conversations held in front of a computer.
Three prisoners—Melvin Ray, James Pleasant and Robert Earl Councill led work stoppages in Alabama prisons in January 2014; part of Free Alabama Movement; spent last 18 months in solitary confinement. Authorities, unnerved by protests that engulfed three prisons in state, say the men will remain in solitary confinement indefinitely. Growing resistance movement in American prisons. Work stoppages modeled on actions that shook the Georgia prison system in December 2010.
WikiLeaks documents: The US spy agency targeted communications of French presidents Francois Hollande (2012–present), Nicolas Sarkozy (2007–2012), Jacques Chirac (1995–2007), French cabinet ministers, French Ambassador to United States. One French communication intercepted by the NSA shows France planned to complain to the United States about NSA intercepting French communications.
European police agency Europol will target the estimated 40,000 to 50,000 accounts linked to the terrorist organisation. Working with unnamed social media companies, it aims to shut down the accounts within two hours of being discovered.
Churches will soon be using facial recognition software to identify you and your family. "Churchix is a face recognition event attendance desktop application, identifies event attending members in videos and photos. "Churchix is a division of Skakash LLC, a global face recognition vendor. Skakash suggests there are three classes of people churches, corporations and the government might want to track: Blacklisted Individuals, Employees and VIPs.
One of the largest areas of contention with the TPP lie within the provisions strengthening copyright rules. Here are some of the most dangerous provisions: the government can act without a formal complaint from the copyright owner, can take down internet content it doesn’t like, given it can be construed to have violated vast copyright restrictions.
The “Freedom of Panorama” is the right to take pictures in public spaces, even if you incidentally capture copyrighted works, from building facades to public sculptures to images on t-shirts and ads, July 9, the EU will vote whether to abolish it, wants people taking commercial photos to get prior permission from copyright creators for any incidental copyrighted works captured in their images.
According to U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley, more than 36,000 were released from custody. 121 of the criminals that were released during Fiscal Year 2013 were subsequently charged with committing murder.
Delaware Gov. Jack Markell signed into law a bill decriminalizing possession and private use of small amounts of marijuana, following the lead of nearly 20 states that have eased penalties for personal consumption. Will allow individuals in Delaware to possess up to an ounce of marijuana, use it privately without criminal sanctions.
As officer on his way to help an injured woman, a dog ran out from the residence. The police officer shot at the dog, missed; bullet hit a four-year-old girl in the leg. Earlier this year mother killed by Iowa police officer when he tried to shoot her dog and missed. Why can so many other professions come into contact with dogs without shooting at them?
A Washington state sheriff has apologized for a county jail inmate's death from dehydration and malnutrition in April, saying it resulted from a systematic breakdown of jail operations. Island County Sheriff Mark Brown released a report Thursday in the case of Keaton Farris, 25, of Lopez Island, who was found dead April 8 in his cell.
Laws governing use of force by police in every state in the US, and the federal government, do not comply with international human rights agreements, Amnesty International said Thursday. The human rights group’s report, entitled “Deadly Force: Police Use of Lethal Force In The United States” is a indictment of a government that uses defense of human rights as a pretense for invading, bombing and destabilizing countries throughout the world.
The most outrageous aspect of case is that 13 different law enforcement agencies in two states want a cut of his money, even though 11 of them weren’t involved. It’s part of a program called equitable sharing. Anybody carrying cash can become a target.
Bernard Noble, an individual serving 13 years for possessing two marijuana joints applied for clemency and was recently denied. The reason behind the denial was he had not yet served 10 years in prison. Gov. Jindal and his administration refuses to show compassion.
Vatican scheduled to release Pope Francis’ letter on climate change to the world. One of the speakers who will present the letter is Professor John Schnellnhuber, director of the Postdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. Has stated the world is overpopulated by 6 billion people. Put forth “Master Plan” for a world government; an earth constitution, a global council and a planetary court.
Named Person scheme, allow health workers to “monitor” youngsters; flagging parents who refuse vaccinations. Network will join with another NHS database containing medical records of everybody north of the Border, the Community Health Index (CHI). Target start date of August 2016, cost of £32million. Scottish Lib Dem leader Willie Rennie called for parliamentary debate on the plans, “fuel concerns” Scotland is moving closer to ID cards.
State officials seized six children because they were temporarily living in tents, for nine days. Family was near a state park, purchased a pass to shower there, also had a generator. Parents won a court ruling based on the mother and children eligible for enrollment in Tlingit Native American tribe. Federal Indian Child Welfare Act makes it more difficult for state officials to separate Native American families.
Applying military assets to defeat a failed drug policy to protect the public from a plant legalized in multiple states for medical and recreational use. U.S. has largest prison population in the world, 2.3 million behind bars. More than half a million incarcerated for a drug law violation.
Eric Wilson on his way home from his job at Lighthouse for the Blind, stopped by two Little Rock Police officers alleging he “fit the description” of a suspect. Wilson complied with the officers. One of the officers jumped on his back and slammed him to the ground, went to the hospital, diagnosed with a strained lumbar. According to police report, officers feared for their safety.
Massachusetts Senators Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren introduced legislation; “Handgun Trigger Safety Act” demand “anyone selling a handgun must retrofit it with personalization technology before that sale can be completed.” Operate with fingerprint technology, password recognition, or being in range of an electronic bracelet or ring.
The virus used to hack the Russian cybersecurity company Kaspersky Labs is an improved version of the malicious software that was used in an attempt to monitor nuclear negotiations with Iran, according to Kaspersky. Israel is believed to be behind both hacks, as each strain of malware is also a variant of the Stuxnet virus deployed against Iran by the U.S. and Israel in 2010.
Iowa Supreme Court overturned a woman’s conviction for public intoxication, ruling she was intoxicated on front porch of her home which isn’t a public place according to law. Justices agreed if front stairs of a family home were considered a public place, it would create “absurd results,” make it a “crime to sit there calmly on a breezy summer day and sip a mojito” or grill with “bourbon-infused barbecue sauce.”
US Department of Justice served Reason — a popular libertarian magazine and web site — with a grand jury subpoena demanding that it provide “any and all identifying information” it possesses regarding certain commenters on reporter Nick Gillespie’s coverage of Ulbricht’s sentencing. US government is trying to track down people who say things it doesn’t like which no reasonable person could construe as “true threats” for possible prosecution.
North Carolina legislature has overridden a veto of a law that will allow businesses to sue employees who report illegal or unethical corporate behavior. Republican Governor Pat McCrory vetoed the bill that provided for businesses to pursue civil charges against employees who photograph, shoot video even if the intent is to expose wrongdoing.
The number of people killed by police so far this year topped 500 this week as the nationwide epidemic of police violence continued, with cops killing 20 people over the past seven days alone.
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