Chicago Police Departmen implemented program that targets innocent citizens based on indicators they might be a person who has potential to carry out a crime.. Computer algorithm will track and catalog every citizen in the city, use private data about each person to determine whether or not they could be a potential criminal. Once a civilian has been labeled a threat, they are notified they have been marked as a potential criminal and areunder police surveillance.This program in place for over three years; government agents have visited homes of more than 1,300 innocent people who had high numbers on the list, to inform them that they are now regarded as potential criminals.
In the past three years, less than half of 1% of people arrested in Chicago saw an attorney while in police custody — a possible violation of their constitutional legal rights — according to statistics provided by the Chicago Police Department after CNN filed a request under the Freedom of Information Act.
Prince William County police recently arrested Graham Park Middle School student Ryan Turk for stealing a free carton of milk from the school cafeteria. Ryan Turk qualifies for the federally subsidized free lunch program, police officer allegedly accused Turk of stealing the milk.School officials contend the teen became disorderly, so the officer placed him in handcuffs search him for drugs.The drug search, which came up empty. School officials suspended Turk, and police ultimately charged him with larceny for stealing the free milk, alleging he attempted to “conceal” the carton.
Americans cannot rescue themselves via the voting booth. Americans exist as a conquered people. The United States government has unaccountable power,.lies and propaganda. Washington has destroyed seven countries in whole or part to enrich the American elite and comply with the neoconservative drive for US world hegemony..Americans live in a propaganda-fabricated world in which a brutal police state is cloaked in nice words like “freedom and democracy Only two countries, Russia and China—stand between Washington’s goal of hegemony over the entire world. This year Washington has overthrown the presidents of Argentina and Brazil; is currently in the process of overthrowing government in Venezuela, with Ecuador and Bolivia waiting in the wings.
An NBC News report that promotes microchipping children asserts that it will happen “sooner rather than later” and that Americans will eventually accept the process as something just as normal as the barcode. NBC reporter Melanie Michael appears to agree, remarking that the size of the chip is “very very small” and “the expert tells us this will happen sooner rather than later. we could see those microchips in everyone,” she adds.The sheer creepiness of children being treated like barcoded products seems to be lost on Michael.
An Israeli start-up claims its technology can take one look at a person’s face and realize character traits undetectable to the human eye; signed a contract with a homeland security agency to help identify terrorists. The company said its technology can be used to identify everything from great poker players to extroverts, pedophiles, geniuses and white collar-criminals. “Our personality is determined by our DNA and reflected in our face. It’s a kind of signal. Faception has built 15 different classifiers, which evaluate with 80 percent accuracy certain traits. The idea of having artificial intelligence (AI) profiling you to find out who you are, by looking at your face could lead to very inaccurate predictions and government overreach. This type of technology would most likely find a home inside airports and public transportation hubs. Faception chief executive Shai Gilboa admits dangers lie in the computer system’s imperfections. This leads one to wonder if a beard or a scar could lead to someone being labeled a terrorist..
New York City police commissioner William Bratton recently claimed marijuana is responsible for the ‘vast majority’ of violence in the city, Bratton remarked about cannabis at a press conference in March last year, “In this city, people are killing each other over marijuana more so than anything we had to deal with [in the] 80s and 90s with heroin and cocaine.”
The Transportation Security Administration moved to address the issue of long lines at the nation's airports, replacing its head of security and creating a centralized incident command team at TSA headquarters. Kelly Hoggan, the agency's assistant administrator for security operations since 2013, will be replaced by Darby LaJoye; currently a deputy assistant TSA administrator.Hoggan, who has been the focus of congressional inquiries was reassigned to new duties.
Increasing number of workers in the United States engaged in strikes, lockouts, contract rejections and other struggles. Social inequality at historic highs. Workers in the telecom, manufacturing, airline, supermarket industries, public sector entering significant battles. Developments in the US are part of an international tendency; oil refinery strike in France; a three-day general strike by Greek workers against austerity; a week-long strike by Nigerian workers against rising fuel and electricity prices; a strike by Mexican teachers to defend public education; a one-day strike by train conductors in the United Kingdom; and the first strike by Kuwaiti oil workers in two decades..
Brazilian protesters have taken to the streets of Sao Paulo, calling for the resignation of interim President Michel Temer.The protesters on Friday held banners and chanted slogans in support of suspended president Dilma Rousseff.Temer stepped up from the post of vice-president to replace Rousseff, who was suspended as president on May 12 after the Senate voted 55 to 22 in favor of opening an impeachment trial against her.
Anti-gun Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) said she was “fortunate” she had armed security to save her from Bernie Sanders supporters..Boxer was at the Nev. State Democratic Party’s 2016 State Convention when Bernie voters disrupted the event on Saturday.“It was a scary situation,” Boxer told CNN on Wednesday. “I was there, It was frightening.” I was on the stage and people were six feet away from me and if I didn’t have a lot of security, I don’t know what would have happened.”In other words, she’s bragging about her private security as she eradicates the Second Amendment rights of millions of Americans. it was only a day after the San Bernardino Massacre that Boxer claimed gun control “works.”
Should patients have the same right to access their genetic information from a laboratory as they would a copy of their MRI, X-rays, or physical exam records? We believe the answer is clearly yes, which is why today we filed the first complaint seeking to guarantee patients’ rights to their own genetic data.
The Nevada state Democratic convention in Las Vegas last Saturday ended in chaos after state chairwoman Roberta Lange gaveled through a rigged credentials report that excluded just enough Sanders supporters to ensure a narrow Clinton majority and two additional Clinton delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. When Sanders supporters began to stand up and voice their objections, Lange declared the convention adjourned and summoned sheriff’s deputies to enforce her decision. Over the next few days, Lange claims to have received more than a thousand email and voicemail messages from all across the country, denouncing her actions in scathing terms
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro :A new Plan Condor, similar to the one that took place in the 1970s and 1980s, is being implemented against progressive governments in Latin America and the Caribbean region. “The campaign against Venezuela is generating violence and chaos that is allowing an intervention by (the) United States government; objective of the leaders of the right is to generate disturbance and violence “in order to create the credibility and strength for an intervention plan.” Operation Condor, also known as Plan Condor, was a coordinated U.S.-backed attempt to wipe out left-wing opposition to dictatorships across South America in the 1970s and 1980s. Some 50,000 people are estimated to have been killed or forcibly disappeared.
Sony and Google have plans for cameras you wear on (or in) your eyes, implication of a “connected” camera recording what you see means others would have access to your vision. Sony filed a patent for a contact lens camera that beat out similar patents from Samsung and Google. The awarded patent describes a lens that fits over your own, controlled by deliberate combinations of blinks that tell the camera when to record. Google opting instead for an optical implant; patent application filed in 2014; publicized last week shows a camera being mounted inside the eye, likely using a medical procedure, wants its camera implant to be able to broadcast. Imagine a third party hacking your device and getting all that information.
Roughly half of the money raised to oppose a ballot measure to legalize recreational marijuana in California is coming from police and prison guard groups, terrified that they might lose the revenue streams to which they have become so deeply addicted. Drug war money has become a notable source of funding for law enforcement interests. Huge government grants and asset-seizure windfalls benefit police departments, while the constant supply of prisoners keeps the prison business booming.Law enforcement officials in Minnesota, Washington, and other states that have debated relaxing the laws surrounding marijuana said that they stand to lose money from reform. Police receive federal grants from the Justice Department to help fund drug enforcement efforts, including funding to focus on marijuana. Asset forfeiture is another way law enforcement agencies have come to rely on marijuana as a funding source. Police departments, through a process known as asset forfeiture, seize cash and property associated with drug busts, including raids relating to marijuana.. From 2002 to 2012, California agencies reaped $181.4 million from marijuana-related asset seizures.
China has developed a robot soldier capable of controlling rioting humans..The AnBot, which is 1.5 metres tall and weighs more than 150kg, can reach speeds of up to 18km when patrolling. It can be controlled remotely to intervene in dangerous situations, deploying an "electrically charged riot control tool", similar to a police baton or a Taser.Civilians in distress can press an SOS button on the android's body to send an alert to police."Armed attack” robots carrying rifles and grenade launchers were unveiled at the 2015 World Robot Conference in Beijing.
“LARs [lethal autonomous robots] have the potential to operate at a tempo faster than humans can possibly achieve and to lethally strike even when communications links have been severed. Autonomous targeting technology will likely proliferate to nations and groups around the world. The feared legal concerns do not appear to be an impediment to the development or deployment of LARs.
When a reporter for the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command interviewed Frank Zappa for the commands news syndicate, a superior demanded Zappa – who had been rather hard on the army – answer one more question: who does he think will defend the country without the army? Zappa’s reply: “From what? The biggest threat to America today is it’s own federal government…. Will the Army protect anybody from the FBI? The IRS? The CIA? The Republican Party? The Democratic Party?….The biggest dangers we face today don’t need to sneak past our billion dollar defense system….they issue the contracts for them.”
Brazil's new interim president, Michel Temer, was an embassy informant for US intelligence, WikiLeaks has revealed. Temer has replaced Dilma Rousseff, who was suspended from office earlier this week, after the Senate approved impeachment against her.. Rousseff was suspended from her post for at least 180 days after senators voted 55 to 22 to punish her for manipulating budget data, ahead of her re-election in 2014. The economy has unraveled, putting Brazil in the worst recession for decades..
A Palestinian child, Ahmad Manasra, 14, was convicted Tuesday of two counts of attempted murder, despite a lack of evidence, a video showing him being severely beaten and insulted by a crowd shouting racial slurs, and video showing Israeli interrogators brutalizing and intimidating the crying child with no family member or lawyer present
A judge will hear a case this month to determine if Hermine Ricketts and Tom Carroll, a Florida couple can grow vegetables in their own yard. May 26 a Florida state judge will hear arguments and begin determining if the Village of Miami Shores violated the couple’s rights in 2013 by changing zoning ordinances to ban front-yard vegetable gardens. Shortly after the ban, code enforcement officers gave the couple a choice of pulling their vegetables or paying a $50-a-day fine.The garden was ordered removed for aesthetic reasons.
According to HRW, border guards used excessive force against Syrians and a smuggler trying to reach Turkey in March and April. Five people were reportedly killed, including a child, and 14 others were injured. “Firing at traumatized men, women, and children fleeing fighting and indiscriminate warfare is truly appalling,” Human Rights Watch researcher Gerry Simpson.
The goal is to deploy solar-powered drones that can loiter in the air for weeks without coming down. Once you can do that, and you put any typical signals collection device on the bottom of it to monitor, unblinkingly, the emanations of, for example, the different network addresses of every laptop, smartphone, and iPod, you know not just where a particular device is in what city, but you know what apartment each device lives in, where it goes at any particular time, and by what route,” “It will be limited to the war zones at first, in accordance with our customs, but surveillance technology has a tendency to follow us home,”
Caught on surveillance video gunning down a mentally ill veteran last year, San Diego Police Officer Neal Browder is under investigation again for accidentally shooting a baby’s crib weeks after returning to duty. Browder does not face criminal charges for recklessly firing his service weapon into a crib,..Instead of brandishing a weapon, Nehad had been twirling a pen in his hand when Browder abruptly shot the mentally ill veteran..His family filed a lawsuit in federal court accusing Browder of violating his civil rights while alleging flaws in the department’s investigation of the officer-involved shooting.
A new report using state and federal data identifies Massachusetts and North Dakota as the two states with “the worst civil forfeiture laws in the country.” The findings come from the Virginia-based, libertarian legal nonprofit Institute for Justice’s new “Policing for Profit” report. Nearly all civil asset forfeiture proceeds in Massachusetts go to law enforcement. Massachusetts local and state officials seized the equivalent of $138,824,424 through the civil forfeiture process between the years 2000 and 2014. Officials reaped an additional $63 million in profit from civil forfeiture through partnerships with federal agencies In 2014.
A man has been arrested over an online video that reportedly shows a dog making a Nazi salute.The 28-year-old, from Coatbridge in North Lanarkshire, faces hate crime charges over the video, Police Scotland said.The clip allegedly shows a pug sitting in front of a screen showing footage of Adolf Hitler and appearing to make Nazi salutes. Officers said the video had been shared online and “caused offence and hurt to many people in our community”.
In other news, the TSA continues to suck; longer TSA screening times at major airports. Spring Break (March 14-20) 6,800 airline passengers missed their flights due to TSA screening delays on American Airlines. A thousand passengers missed their flights at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport in March thanks to TSA. 650 passengers missed their flights in one day at Charlotte Douglas International Airport — Good Friday on American Airlines for same reason. Airport Policy News: many airports considering pulling the plug on TSA. Atlanta airport Manager gave TSA deadline of 60 days to fix screening time issues or he’s going to replace TSA with contract screeners. Other airports threatening to do the same.
Hundreds of families throughout the world have been drawn to Colorado to seek medical marijuana treatment for their children's ailments. These parents and their children, dubbed “international medical marijuana refugees,” travel thousands of miles in an attempt to procure what they say are life-saving elements, the Guardian reported Monday.
It could be a case of racial profiling — or doing math in the wrong place at the wrong time. University of Pennsylvania. Economics professor Guido Menzio — an Italian with olive skin and dark curly hair questioned by security after a fellow passenger reported that he was suspicious, scribbling intently on a notepad in what appeared to be cryptic code. Menzio met with airline agents and security, who said he was suspected of “terrorism.”The professor showed them that his scribbles were a differential equation.
As calls for the ethnic cleansing of non-Jews become commonplace, so do the Nazi comparisons, both at home and abroad. Major General Yair Golan said, “If there's something that frightens me about Holocaust remembrance it's the recognition of the revolting processes that occurred in Europe in general, and particularly in Germany, back then – 70, 80 and 90 years ago – and finding signs of them here among us today in 2016.”
Colorado City will pay back those that were illegally jailed in a debtors prison, with interest, thanks to a settlement agreement reached with the local American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The city’s debtor-prison policy, which was found in violation of both the Constitution and Colorado state law, has been discontinued. The “pay or serve” policy meant that people who could not pay their fines for non-criminal offenses, such as panhandling, were imprisoned for one day for every $50 that they owed. Approximately ¾ of the people who were jailed under the pay or serve program had been fined for non-jailable offenses, indicating that they were jailed for simply being poor.
Microsoft has made a change to an update for Windows 7 that can prevent certain systems from booting. the software giant has fixed the problem; what Microsoft has done is switch the update from "optional", to "recommended". So, on some systems, it will now install, and break Windows 7 automatically. You can solve the problem and get your computer working again by upgrading to Windows 10.
Alvin Gardner allegedly seen on surveillance camera stuffing a Snickers bar in his pocket and leaving a store without paying for it. The store security guard, Bennie Montgomery, followed him out of the store and fired “warning shots;.”struck Gardner in the back of his right thigh. Canton Police Chief Otha Brown: You can’t just discharge a firearm at a fleeing suspect. You can’t do that,” said. “The security guard should have known that when the suspect ran out the store, the threat was over. There was no need to discharge a firearm.”You can’t shoot someone for a candy bar,” Montgomery has been charged with aggravated assault. .Authorities never recovered the 95-cent candy bar,
Your personal information and driving record is being sold by the state of Pennsylvania and officials say they don't know what's being done with the data. NBC10 Investigators found the state earned $157 million since 2010 selling driver records; more than 32,000 private companies and government agencies to which PennDOT sold driver information traced to every state in the country. The companies include credit agencies, insurance companies and car dealerships. The information PennDOT sold includes names, addresses, and driving histories.
The Geneva Unit District 304 replaced a different biometric scanner system for school lunch lines this year with devices from a local company, PushCoin Inc., that read students' thumb prints to track their accounts. The thumb scanners are not a new technology, but an increasing number of schools seem to be embracing it and other biometric technology to streamline lunch lines by eliminating lost lunch cards and reminding parents about past due accounts ahead of time. Numerous school districts across the country have implemented biometric technology in recent years - from thumb, finger and iris scanners for school lunch accounts to schools using facial recognition to track students on campus and online.
Federal prosecutors have agreed to end their years-long effort to close and seize Oakland's Harborside Health Center, the nation's largest dispensary with more than 100,000 patients. The dispensary also operates a facility in San Jose, brings in about $25 million a year from medical marijuana sales. In July 2012, U.S. Attorney filed a civil forfeiture action against Harborside, claiming it violated federal drug laws. In October 2012, city of Oakland sued the federal government to block the Justice Department from seizing the dispensary's properties; argued shutting down Harborside would harm its patients and force them into the black market to get their medicine.
$3,000,000 shall be used by the Commissioner of Food and Drugs, in coordination with the Secretary of Agriculture, for consumer outreach to promote understanding and acceptance of agricultural biotechnology and biotechnology-derived food products and animal feed, including through publication and distribution of science-based educational information on the environmental, nutritional, food safety, economic, and humanitarian benefits of such biotechnology, food products, and feed.
, Obama urged Flint residents to begin drinking the water again, while he sought to cover up the criminal responsibility of government officials for the disaster. His visit to Flint is part of a broader effort at damage control Those who spoke to the WSWS expressed anger that they were being urged to use the water, despite recent test results showing dangerously high levels of lead.
TSA sends truckloads of prohibited and left-behind items to state-run agencies set up to sell surplus government equipment,”You can now purchase confiscated items on a government run website GovDeals.com, as well as internet auction house giant, eBay.The agency’s vault is full of confiscated dangerous loot, yet many of the items seem harmless, including Garmin GPS units, Magic: the Gathering card sets, souvenirs, tools, jewelry and top of the line sunglasses.The focus seems to be on conditioning individuals to follow orders and give up items for revenue generating, rather than focusing onl safety.
Senate Bill 928 says car hacking will be punishable by life in prison. A PERSON SHALL NOT INTENTIONALLY ACCESS OR CAUSE ACCESS TO BE MADE TO AN ELECTRONIC SYSTEM OF A MOTOR VEHICLE TO WILLFULLY DESTROY, DAMAGE, IMPAIR, ALTER, OR GAIN UNAUTHORIZED CONTROL OF THE MOTOR VEHICLE. The bill says all electronic systems created by manufacturers must be sealed black boxes that purchasers, security researchers, hobbyists, and third-party suppliers should never access. Repairs to on-board computers by "non-certified" mechanics could net them charges, especially if something malfunctions down the road.
Innocent citizens whose property is seized by police in Michigan have to pay cash for the chance to get it back, no guarantee that those who pay the cash will get their belongings returned. Once a property has been seized, the owners then have to pay anywhere from $250 to $5,000 just to begin the procedure to win back what’s rightfully theirs,
Cerenity was a healthy baby with normal physical and cognitive development. But after receiving the eight vaccine doses, she became fussy and lethargic, according to her mother July Garza. The medical team pointed the finger at the Garzas before calling Child Protective Services and accusing them of shaking their baby. The accusers eventually backed down from the accusations and apologized before vindicating the family of any misconduct.
A Boulder, Colorado judge has removed a child from her mother’s care because the mother believes chemtrails are being sprayed into the atmosphere, court documents reveal. Boulder Judge D.D. Mallard told Becca Vandb that ‘99% of people would know those are just contrails,’ and said that she is ‘so immersed in a fringe subculture’ that ‘she is a danger to her daughter.’
A Turkish constitutional committee meeting descended into chaos when a verbal argument between the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and oppositional Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) spiraled out of control into a brawl. The feud is believed to have been sparked by a comment from Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ who blamed the pro-Kurdish HDP for instigating a similar scuffle on Thursday. The remark immediately drew the ire of the HDP’s MP Garo Paylan who labeled it “slander”.
A number of parents received a letter this month from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, which said in the document that parents of unvaccinated children in school would be required to register and exempt their child through a state website.
A coup to depose a democratically-elected president and install corrupt politicians who happen to be favored by the U.S. political establishment — is currently underway in Brazil. As the public’s attention zeroes on the readying of troops for deployment to Syria, despite vows by the Obama administration 16 times there would be ‘no boots on the ground the U.S. government has been able to quietly lend its approval to the move to oust Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.
For the first time, a federal judge is allowing torture victims to sue the psychologists who devised the CIA’s brutal interrogation methods that included sleep deprivation, starvation and forcing captives into coffin-like boxes.
Sheriff’s deputies in Muskogee County, Oklahoma robbed a church and an orphanage of $53,000.
Eh Wah, 40, a refugee from Burma, who became a US citizen more than a decade ago, was traveling with the cash to deliver it to the intended recipients when he was targetted by modern day, state-sanctioned pirates — for a broken tail light. A K9 was called to the scene, and, naturally, alerted to the vehicle. As the Free Thought Project has reported in the past, drug dogs will alert to your vehicle nearly every single time they are brought out regardless of actually having drugs or not..Eh Wah was then released without charges and sent on his way — police kept his cash.
State police in Michigan have been conducting online surveillance to track social media discussions related to the Flint water crisis, even attempting to press charges against one man over a Facebook post, new emails released by the state show.
All visitors and tourists to Kuwait will now have to submit to a DNA test and be DNA tagged before they’re allowed to enter the Persian Gulf state. The Kuwait government says the forced DNA testing won’t affect people’s personal freedom and privacy, will be done to keep track of people and help if they commit crimes.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said the ongoing impeachment process against her has “all the characteristics of a coup.” She vowed to fight the charges and says that the process will have “serious consequences for the Brazilian political process.”Speaking to reporters in New York on Friday, Rousseff asserted she was innocent of any wrongdoing and stressed that there was no “legal foundation” to try and ouster her from power
Harry Jacob Anslinger was a US government official who served as the first commissioner of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics (FBN), a predecessor agency of the DEA that was formed in 1930. His critics argue he shifted not due to objective evidence but due to the obsolescence of the Department of Prohibition he headed when alcohol prohibition ceased – seeking a new Prohibition. Of 30 leading scientists whose views he sought, 29 said cannabis did no harm. Scientific study of cannabis has identified more than 80 unique, biologically active cannabinoids. A recent meta-analysis of these compounds shows well over a dozen therapeutic properties attributable to cannabinoids, including neuroprotective, anti-cancer, anti-bacterial, and anti-diabetic properties. The earliest recorded uses date from the 3rd millennium BC.
Tens of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in Macedonia’s capital against a government decision to grant mass pardon to officials accused of fraud and corruption. Anti-government protests have also been held in the Greek capital of Athens against scheduled government job cuts and reforms. Hundreds of teachers gathered outside the Ministry of Education in Athens on Thursday, chanting slogans against Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Minister of Education Nikos Filis.
The Washington State Department of Agriculture have approved a pesticide-bacteria spraying program to be used over Seattle, in an attempt to kill Asian and European gypsy moths. The program, opposed by many residents, will spray a bacteria with pesticide properties called Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt), the same bacteria gene commonly used in GM crops to kill insects. Washington State Department of Agriculture says the damage caused by the moths would have serious economic and environmental implications.”
Researchers named fluoride as one of the key causes of a “pandemic of developmental neurotoxicity” in a peer-reviewed paper, government is likely still adding sodium fluoride to your drinking water. Fluoride named one of the industrial chemicals causing brain damage to hundreds of thousands around the world.’ In documents recently declassified, we also learn that one of the key ingredients for making the Atomic Bomb was fluoride. Most of the ‘proof’ that fluoride was safe for human consumption, even ‘good for people,’ was created by the scientists who helped create the A-bomb.
Canada announced today it plans to legalize weed by this time next year. Canada's Liberal government will introduce a law in spring 2017 to legalize recreational marijuana, fulfilling an election pledge and following several U.S. states. Health Minister Jane Philpott, speaking at a special session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, said Canadian law will ensure marijuana is kept away from children and keep criminals from profiting. Announcement came April 20 or 420 as it's called, a day celebrated by cannabis advocates worldwide. Thousands gathered outside Canada's Parliament on Wednesday to smoke marijuana either in protest or celebration.
Internal Revenue Service continues to leave uncollected tax money on the table, the agency beefed up its surveillance capabilities in a move that alarms both conservative and liberal privacy advocates. Since 2006, the IRS has overseen an annual tax gap—the shortfall between taxes owed and collected—of about $385 billion. In 2009 IRS purchased a “cell-site simulator,” more commonly known as Stingray technology,trying to buy another; a Stingray device mimics a cellphone tower, tricking all mobile phones in an area into revealing their location and numbers. Authorities can deploy the powerful technology to tag and track an individual’s location in real time. advanced versions of the devices can be used to copy information stored on a cellphone and download malware remotely.
Rhode Island Board of Elections announced two-thirds of the state’s polling places would remain closed for the upcoming primary as a costs savings measure.According to WPRI, the Board of Elections plans to cut costs by opening only 144 of the state’s 419 polling places for the April 26 primary.
Ruben Durante, professor at Sciences Po in Paris, and Ekaterina Zhuravskaya, professor at the Paris School of Economics: The news management is so sophisticated that the Israeli government is especially good about avoiding damaging “follow-up” or “day two” stories about its attacks; stories most likely to include awkward human interest details about the casualties and their families. Israeli attacks are more likely to occur prior to days with very high news pressure driven by clearly predictable events” such as, say, the Super Bowl. There were significant upticks in Israeli military action in the West Bank and Gaza Strip before big holidays or sporting events, but not before things Israeli military could not anticipate.
A former New York Times reporter has been found murdered in the Dominican Republic following her exposure of MKUltra. Sarah Kershaw was found asphyxiated due to strangulation on Monday at her apartment in Sosua. Project MKUltra, often referred to as the CIA’s mind control program, was the code name given to an illegal program of experiments on human subjects, designed and undertaken by the the CIA. Ms Kershaw published an article with the New York Times.
Researchers able to embroider circuits into fabric with 0.1 mm precision—the perfect size to integrate electronic components such as sensors and computer memory devices into clothing that gather, store, or transmit digital information. Could lead to shirts that act as antennas for your smart phone or tablet, workout clothes that monitor your fitness level, sports equipment that monitors athletes’ performance, a bandage that tells your doctor how well the tissue beneath it is healing—or even a flexible fabric cap that senses activity in the brain.
A lab technician for the State Police allegedly faked results in a drug case, has drawn into question 7,827 criminal cases on which he worked, according to state officials. Kamalkant Shah worked as a laboratory technician for the State Police laboratory in Little Falls and was found to have "dry labbed" suspected marijuana, according to a Feb. 29 memo to Public Defender Joseph Krakora from Deputy Public Defender Judy Fallon. Shah's essentially accused of making up data. "Basically, he was observed writing 'test results' for suspected marijuana that was never tested," Fallon said in the memo.possibly falsely imprisoned citizens will remain imprisoned. Mr. Shah was employed with the lab from 2005 to 2015. Shah has not been charged with any crime, and is believed to have retired.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel: Berlin “will give its authorization” over a request by Turkey on the prosecution of a German TV comedian for a satirical poem about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Berlin intends to scrap by 2018 the rarely enforced Section 103 of the criminal code, which criminalizes insulting a head of state, organs or representatives of foreign states. The charges can carry a sentence of up to three years in prison. German comedian Jan Boehmermann read out a sexually crude poem about Erdogan on public German television channel ZDF two weeks ago.
A Michigan couple faces more than three months in jail and hundreds of dollars in penalties for two overdue library books. Catherine and Melvin Duren were arraigned Thursday in Lenawee County Court on a misdemeanor charge of failure to return rental property. If convicted, they could be sentenced to 93 days in jail and fined $500 for a Dr. Seuss title that’s missing and for a novel that they returned late.
Police in California will begin issuing tickets to speeding bicyclists Marin County parks officials launched a new enforcement program to enforce a speed limit on bicycles, cyclists will now be punished for riding over 15 mph..
Sanders lost Wyoming caucus by winning with a 12 percent margin. How does one lose by winning 56 percent of the votes? The state’s four super delegates had already pledged their allegiance to “Clinton in January. So despite ‘losing,’ she triumphs 11-7 in the delegate tally.” Republican Party of Colorado didn’t bother letting people vote. According to the Denver Post: “ Republicans selected national delegates through the caucus process that put election of national delegates in the hands of party insiders leaving 90 percent of more than 1 million Republican voters on the sidelines.” Trump walked away with zero delegates. They were all “awarded” to Ted Cruz. “Now it’s just an oligarchy, with unlimited political bribery being the essence of getting the nominations for president or to elect the president. And the same thing applies to governors, and U.S. senators and congress members.” – Former President Jimmy Carter
Uber's first-ever transparency report, released Tuesday, reveals that in the second half of 2015 alone, the popular ride-sharing app handed over information affecting more than 12 million riders and drivers to a number of U.S. regulators, and shared data about more than 400 users with federal and state law enforcement agencies.
The roadside technology is being developed by Cellebrite, the Israeli firm that many believe assisted the Federal Bureau of Investigation in cracking the iPhone at the center of a heated decryption battle with Apple.Under the first-of-its-kind legislation proposed in New York, drivers involved in accidents would have to submit their phone to roadside testing from a textalyzer to determine whether the driver was using a mobile phone ahead of a crash
Clashes broke out in France Saturday as tens of thousands of people joined demonstrations in several cities to protest against labor reforms by the government.Police fired tear gas in the capital Paris and the western city of Rennes as people were out for the sixth consecutive day to urge the government to withdraw the labor reforms bill.. At least three police officers were injured.
Company has developed a patented technology that removes a thin outer layer of the skin, which reveals unique biomarkers that can be used for a variety of diagnostic tests. CEO of Skincential Sciences, the company that makes Clearista, told the website that In-Q-Tel, the CIA’s venture capital arm, had invested in research and development of the skin cream.
Charging that the Flint water crisis was part of an "intentional scheme" created by state officials to save money, a group of 15 citizens on Wednesday filed a federal racketeering lawsuit against Gov. Rick Snyder and other high-profile state officials; seeks "financial compensation for property damage, loss of business and financial losses attributed to the city's water crisis; as well as compensatory damages for future medical care and punitive damages."
Japan introducing an alternative to cash and credit cards, hopes the move will attract more tourists. Tests are starting this summer. The system will calculate how much money a customer has based on a fingerprint. Japan hopes to have it up-and-running in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. A version already exists at a bank and a theme park in Nagasaki Prefecture. Customers there can make payments at over 30 restaurants and businesses. You only have to go through one scan when arriving to Japan, customer places two fingers on a scanner to complete payment.
.Police use a field drug test to test any suspicious looking substances you might have in your possession to see if they’re illegal drugs, they are admissible in a court of law. What the cops won’t tell you is that these drug test kits are incredibly fallible, and there are plenty of innocent substances that can cause them to produce a false positive. Several years ago the U.S. Marijuana Policy Project did a demonstration with the kits that the police use to put people in jail. The results were both enlightening and horrifying.
A statue of George Orwell, author of the dystopian ‘1984’, will soon be erected outside the broadcaster’s London HQ. accompanied by a plaque that reads: “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. His widow Janet told the Metro newspaper on Monday: “Orwell’s resonance is international. Wherever powerful governments falsify events, suppress freedom of information or dehumanize their processes, people recognize the satire in 1984.”
IMF officials said a threat of an imminent financial disaster was necessary to force a “decision point,” leveraging German Chancellor Angela Merkel on debt relief and Greece into accepting IMF “measures” against pensions and working conditions,
New snooping targets by the German Federal Intelligence Service (BND) revealed by Der Spiegel – the US State Department and Israel, UK’s Ministry of Defence, NASA and the US Air Force, some departments of Austria and Belgium’s interior ministries, European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company, Eurocopter,. OPEC, the International Monetary Fund and the UN International Drug Control Program. Der Spiegel first reported BND “systematically spied” on its allies in October 2015, included the Polish, Austrian, Danish and Croatian interior ministries, US diplomatic missions at the EU and UN, the US Treasury Department and Department of the Interior in Washington.
Glasgow police are warning people not to post unnecessary things on social media or else they might “receive a visit” from the police. According to the graphic, people are encouraged to “#thinkbeforeyoupost” anything that is not deemed “necessary” or else they will receive “a visit from us this weekend.”
Nathan Athans said he planted the garden in his front yard because it gets optimal sunlight. His backyard only gets sunshine for about two hours per day, and only in certain areas;.given four days to tear out the entire garden or face a fine because it is in their front yard, and city officials and a few neighbors don’t like it. Athans isn’t the first to be subjected to harassment over growing his own food. People have been charged with crimes, threatened with jail time, and had their property destroyed for growing gardens in their own yards.
News” is used to control our perceptions in order to ensure public acceptance of the Oligarchy’s agendas. Whatever officials say is reported as factual.True facts are not perceived and governments can pursue hidden agendas by manipulating news.
A company called Sensity Systems is using "smart" LED lighting called NetSense to set up a national surveillance network; enables security solutions in environments such as parking lots and garages, college and corporate campuses, and city streets, can spot long lines, recognize license plates identify suspicious activity, sending alerts to the appropriate staff."
German politicians and the establishment media are using the terrorist attacks Tuesday in Brussels to justify moving further to the right. Above all, Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière is beating the drum for the systematic buildup of state powers in Germany and Europe.
Vaccine tragedy in La Pimienta, Mexico killed two babies, sent 37 to the hospital with serious reactions to toxic vaccine additives. 52 children were vaccinated in all, meaning that 75% of those receiving the vaccines are now either dead or hospitalized. The vaccines were administered by the Mexican Social Security Institute, known as IMSS. The deadly reactions occurred after children received injections of vaccines for tuberculosis, rotavirus and hepatitis B — the same viral strains targeted by vaccines routinely administered to children in the United States.
Both Democratic and Republican presidential candidates have seized on Tuesday’s terrorist attacks in Brussels to declare their support for militarism and attacks on democratic rights. While the candidates voiced different proposals, these lay entirely along a spectrum of violence and repression, from drone missile attacks and bombing in the Middle East, to torture of prisoners, to mass detentions of Muslims within the United States.
Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes: concerns were the status of the US dollar in Cuba and the unfettered rights of American corporations. Removing penalty on dollar conversions is important,” US corporations moving into Cuba would have been compelled to “switch to euros or other currencies.”US corporations want to eliminate Castro government’s role as a labor contractor, creating a “free market” for exploitation of Cuban workers, consolidating dominance of capitalist employers.
John Ehrlichman top domestic adviser to President Richard Nixon admitted years ago that the so-called "War on Drugs" was crafted to target black people and anti-war leftists. T he Nixon White House had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people. We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or black,, by getting the public to associate hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities, arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news.
In 2002 the the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) approved the usage of advanced technologies such as iris recognition and microchips to identify refugees in Afghanistan and other regions. 460,000 Syrian refugees registered into the UNHCR database, 120,000 refugees living in nine camps in Thailand, 100,000 refugees in Chad registered and identified through biometric tracking,
Ted Cruz called on the United States to "empower law enforcement patrol and secure in Muslim neighborhoods before they become radicalized;” criticized US immigration policy and President Obama’s policy of welcoming Syrian refugees, claiming it places the US at risk of "radical Islamic terrorism."
Law enforcement officers in the United States are increasingly buying professional liability insurance policies amid worries they may be sued for their on-duty actions. The insurance would help cover legal fees, but would not protect against criminal prosecution. Civil rights groups such as Black Lives Matter and the Obama administration have called for increased accountability for officers, including the use of body cameras and community oversight.
CBDs work so well that drug companies are now investigating them to be approved by the FDA as medicines. Because CBDs are being investigated by drug companies, the FDA has granted CBDs status as being “investigated as a new drug.” Because CBDs work so well and have been authorized for drug investigations, the FDA now OUTLAWS them being sold as dietary supplements. CBDs work better than pharmaceuticals for treating epilepsy, seizures, neurological disorders and other serious health conditions.
Desire to eat pure, uncontaminated, healthy food now diagnosed as a mental disorder known as orthorexia nervosa. “Orthorexics refusing to touch sugar, salt, caffeine, alcohol, wheat, gluten, yeast, soy, corn and dairy; foods that have come into contact with pesticides, herbicides or contain artificial additives. Jennifer Culbert , a registered dietician: if someone cuts out processed food, or things that are genetically modified, or not grown organically, the danger is that they can become malnourished or underweight.”
Erdogan's new definitions of terrorism could lead to one-man rule, they threaten to label anyone in disagreement with the ruling a party a "terrorist. Erdogan proposed extending definition of "terrorist" to anyone who supports what the government determines to be terrorism; allow the government to target lawyers, journalists, activists and lawmakers, judged by Erdogan to be supporters of terror. Labels such as "traitor," "enemy" and "treason" regularly flung at opposition supporters in the country's parliament.
New Zealand is facing a pot shortage. Earlier this month, police seized 9000 plants in an annual aerial operation, which affected both outdoor and indoor growing of the flowering herb. There are more than 475 natural chemical compounds in marijuana, including over 80 medicinal cannabinoids. The two most well-known cannabinoids are THC and CBD, both well-known for having extremely beneficial effects for health.
Using your cellphone while crossing a street could become illegal in New Jersey, US, with violators facing either a $50 fine or a 15 days incarceration. There should be a law in place to penalize risky behavior,” Pamela Lampitt, Democratic Assemblywoman, who sponsored the bill.
An Illinois college has reversed its position and will allow students to pass out copies of the U.S Constitution on campus. It’s a good move, since the Alliance Defending Freedom threatened to sue them if they didn’t. Under the old policies, students were threatened with arrest if they passed out the founding documents on the campus of the College of DuPage.
AEROTAIN’s drone-blimp program is called Project Skye, and is comprised of helium-lifted units that the company itself describes as being “like an eye in the sky.” They add: Unique safety features enables it to fly over crowded places and closely approach people. The visibility leads to a friendly appearance and can be used to depict a product for advertising purposes and even take its shape. Scaleable payloads enable Skye to carry heavy cameras for live streams and aerial cinematography.
, Two US senators drop legislation calling for creation of a propaganda agency tasked with “delegitimizing” Russian and Chinese media, and “strategically” presenting “facts” to support US interests.The bill targets popular RT (Russia Today) and CCTV (China Central Television) stations. Legislation calls for formation of a new US agency called Center for Information Analysis and Response spearheaded by the State Department, tasked with "exposing and countering foreign disinformation operations and proactively advancing ‘fact-based’ narratives that ‘ support US allies and interests."
“In the wake of the revelations of mass surveillance the [US] president [Barack Obama] appointed two independent commissions to review the efficiency of these [surveillance] programs, what they really did and what effect they had in combating terrorism. [The commissions comprised] the highest priests of these programs, they found these programs had never stopped a single terrorist attack and never made a concrete difference in a terrorist investigation,” Snowden told Spanish TV channel Sexta.
Illinois co-chair of Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s presidential campaign Pat Brady, former chairman of the Illinois Republican Party comment, with Illinois’s WGN Radio interview: only way Trump can be beaten is with a “head shot;”asked about the comment said he didn’t mean it literally.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said it is necessary to redefine terrorism to include those who support such acts; said there was no difference between "a terrorist holding a gun or a bomb and those who use their position and pen to serve the aims" of terrorists. Erdogan added this could be a journalist, a lawmaker or an activist.
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