Police on Thursday used water cannons and tear gas to prevent protesters from storming the National Congress building in the port city of Valparaiso, where President Michelle Bachelet was addressing the parliament.
NYPD Commissioner: 1.2 Million residents with open warrants should not be picked up for low-level, victimless offenses, unpaid tickets, disorderly conduct and public intoxication. Called for lessening penalties for smoking marijuana in public.
Facebook's Internet.org initiative violates net neutrality because it offers free, walled-garden access to only some Facebook approved content partners, instead of giving developing nations access to the entire Internet. Facebook: walled garden is better than no Internet at all.
Sleeping in a room about to be breached by a SWAT team constituted “criminal” conduct on the part of the infant. Infant was fully liable for near fatal injuries inflicted on him when Deputy heaved a flash-bang grenade, burns at 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit into the crib.
(Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility received reports USDA scientists ordered to retract studies, water down findings, endure long indefinite delays approving publication of controversial papers, targeted by [big-Ag] industry complaints, subject to investigations, disciplinary actions over petty matters, intimidation from ] supervisors.
More than 250 tech companies and digital rights organizations on Wednesday sent a joint letter to Congress, blasting the corporate-backed trade deal they say “actively silences the voices of Internet users, start-ups, and small tech companies…while undermining the health of the entire Web.”
Last year, Associated Press reported the DEA “paid an Amtrak secretary $854,460 over 20 years to obtain confidential information about train passengers, which the DEA could have lawfully obtained for free through a law enforcement network.” Reportedly done so DEA could avoid sharing seized assets with Amtrak police.
The revelations of Edward Snowden and others have shown that the number of people involved in secret operations of the United States government is now as large as the entire population of Norway: roughly 5 million. The influence of this dark side of government has become so great that no president is able to resist it.
The Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice has reportedly launched a criminal probe into allegations that a Florida inmate may have been murdered by prison officials in what the Miami Herald described as a shower that was converted into a “scalding torture chamber.”
Banks working with governments to restrict cash usage, no other choice than to hold your money in your bank account, bank will charge you for the privilege of depositing funds in their financial institution. Consumers not spending? Just tax their excess account balance.
New York City police chief Bill Bratton says he will increase size of the police force to combat terrorism from the Islamic State. explained there is an, "increased threat from ISIS using social media to recruit people to go to Syria to fight, attack police, government officials, brainwash them. Threat expanded significantly in 16 months I’ve been police commissioner."
Screven County Schools Superintendent William Bland: school district is working within the law. “It’s important for these children to be in school. Several other parents have been convicted for the same offense at this school this year.
The Guardian: “Trekkies”, or Star Trek fanatics, were labeled a possible threat by British police. Scotland Yard document recently revealed police feared that Sci-Fi fans could potentially “turn on society” or “start a cult.” Also listed concern about other popular shows such as X-Files. Security services were concerned about new religious movements.
Civil libertarians question constitutionality of civil forfeiture, which has become a key part of revenue for state and local law enforcement agencies nationwide. Under the laws of many states, citizens can be deprived of their property orcash if police merely suspect the owners to be involved in criminal activity.
Having enabled billions of dollars worth of militarized equipment into every police department in the nation only to have alienated the very Americans that hoped for change the mostPresident Obama is ready to uncross another red line. Following unrest in U.S. cities over deaths of black men at the hands of police during his trip to Camden NJ, Obama announced new restrictions on use of military equipment by police.
Chicago the first U.S. city to offer reparations to victims of police violence. From 1972-1991 more than 110 mostly African American men were tortured into confessions by Jon Burge, a police lieutenant, and his subordinates 21 years after Burge was fired for his misconduct.
An incident in New York where local residents blocked police officers from arresting an underage girl shows a growing gap between civilians and police, and underscores the challenges facing President Obama’s call for more community-oriented policing.
Jefferson County Jail recently had to release 3-4 prisoners from their dilapidated facility, because they couldn’t feed them, all guilty of minor misdemeanors and the jail facilities were in bad repair. Those guilty of more serious crimes were sent to nearby Jefferson County Jail, will not receive any reprieve.
U.K., Australia, France, New Zealand, Canada, U.S. desire to curb freedoms: prosecuting people for Facebook postings critical of Western militarism, imprisoning people for “radical” tweets, banning websites containing ideas they dislike, obtaining new powers of surveillance and detention for people who hold views deemed “radical.”
The United Nations Human Rights Council has revealed hundreds of major human rights violations in the United States, including police brutality and the racial profiling against minorities and immigrants.
Flag waving, crowd saluting, veteran tributes, declarations of support for the troops at professional sports games weren’t spontaneous displays of patriotism. Pentagon has given millions to professional sports leagues in recent years in exchange for “patriotic tributes.” Guard’s NASCAR sponsorships totaled $88 million.
Whistleblower David Steele, 20-year Marine Corps intelligence officer, second-highest-ranking civilian in the U.S. Marine Corps Intelligence. former CIA clandestine services case officer: “Most terrorists are false flag terrorists, or are created by our own security services. In the United States, every single terrorist incident we have had has been a false flag, or has been an informant pushed on by the FBI.
A California woman is suing her former employer for firing her after she uninstalled an app on her company issued phone which tracked her location every moment. The woman claims she was being monitored even while she was not working and likened the experience to being a prisoner wearing an ankle bracelet.
Interior minister bans Pro-Palestinian demonstrations. Anyone at an illegal demonstration up to a year in prison, 15,000 euro fine. If they hide their faces to avoid being identified, sentence can be increased to three years, 45,000 fine, publish details of an illegal rally on social media up to a year in prison, 15,000 euro fine, increased to seven years 100,000 fine if postings lead to violence.
Comment by British Prime Minister Cameron suggests people who obey the law won’t be “left alone” by the state if they engage in anything government deems to be “hate speech,” fosters extremism including “bigotry” and criticism of homosexuality and feminism. Not interfering with people’s lives if they “obey the law” was a “failed approach.”
UK new counter-terrorism powers plans ban on broadcasting, requirement to submit to police in advance any proposed publication on the web or in print. Ideas regarded by politicians “extremist” a crime, can be banned in advance. Prime Minister Cameron: not enough for British subjects to “obey the law”; they must refrain from believing or expressing ideas Government dislikes.
“How can a servant of the state act in such an aggressive, offensive, invasive and draconian manner on the uncorroborated word of a disorientated small girl?”’
The Danish government has proposed that certain businesses such as petrol stations, restaurants and clothes retailers should no longer be legally required to accept cash. A third of the Danish population already uses a mobile payment app when making transactions.
Canadian government implied it will use hate crime laws against domestic advocacy groups that encourage boycotts of Israel, such a move would target organizations such as religious groups and churches, campus protest groups and labor unions. It also would raise legal questions under Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson said Sunday that the United States is facing a new era in which a lone-wolf terrorist could “strike at any moment.” Remember this is the very same DHS that lied and claimed malls were being targeted by ISIS when their budget was under attack.
Later DHS had to admit there were no credible threats to ANY malls in America.
Protesters held without charges for days. Innocent people arrested, juveniles arrested for simply not getting on a bus. Baltimore’s aggressive policing and heavy emphasis on incarceration has been unrelenting, even as the world watched.
By inhumanity and unconscionable, Rulers of al-Saud proceed aggression on Yemen. Without mercy and compassion, they go to the extreme in killing innocents of Yemeni nation. The kind of human they belong to is unknown. Their criminality doesn’t resemble any on the Earth.
Director of National Intelligence Jim Clapper wasn’t lying when he wrongly told Congress in 2013 that the government does not “wittingly” collect information about millions of Americans, according to his top lawyer. He just forgot.
The union representing Los Angeles Police Department officers has lashed out at LAPD Chief Charlie Beck for comments suggesting that the police slaying of an unarmed man during a scuffle in Venice Beach was unjustified. Head of the Los Angeles Police Protective League, Craig Lally called the chief’s remarks “completely irresponsible”.
Joe and Nicole Naugler live on a homestead in rural Kentucky. They live a very simple life. They garden and raise animals. They are industrious people trying to teach their children how to live right. They have ten children who are homeschooled on the homestead. They contribute to the success of the family crops and livestock, all while learning about the amazing beauty of life.
There have been “angry and chaotic” scenes in a London borough where more than 50 residents were warned they could be unable to vote in the general election due to a technical glitch with IT systems.
Motel and hotel clerks are systematically sharing “do not rent” lists and helping police to run checks on guests daily for outstanding warrants. Staying at Motel 6, and other chains pursuing similar policies, now includes a hidden background check that puts ordinary travelers one step away from a call to police.
The French National Assembly overwhelmingly passed the Intelligence Law Tuesday, retroactively sanctioning mass spying carried out by the intelligence services, formally sets up the surveillance infrastructure for a police state in France, allowing the government to collect data on the entire population.
Following reports that scientists at the United States Department of Agriculture are being harrassed and their research on bee-killing pesticides is being censored or suppressed, a broad coalition of farmers, environmentalists, fisheries and food-safety organizations urged an investigation in a May 5 letter sent to Phyllis K. Fong, USDA Inspector General.
After reviewing video of an officer-related shooting that claimed the life of an unarmed transient on Venice Beach, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said he was disturbed by what he saw, telling reporters he saw “No extraordinary circumstances,” that should have led to the shooting.
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