A video was anonymously posted online this week showing a Santa Clara County Sheriff’s deputy involved in a standoff with police after he decided to pull his gun on a Jack in the Box employee. Benjamin Lee, 33, was arrested about 2:40 a.m. earlier this year after he drunkenly drove into the Jack in the Box order line. .According to witnesses, Lee became frustrated the drive-through line was taking so long. When he finally reached the window to order his food, he pulled out his gun instead of his wallet, employees called 9-1-1. When officers arrived, a standoff ensued as they pinned their AR-15s on Lee’s car and his passengers. Eventually police would take them in without incident. Lee was arrested on suspicion of DUI and brandishing a weapon. When the vice president of the Deputy Sheriffs’ Association, Roger Winslow, released a statement on the incident, he conveniently failed to mention the assault with a deadly weapon. He then cautioned the public not to rush to judgment.
Turkey’s purge of Gulen supporters continued on Saturday with the closure of hundreds of private schools, charities and other institutions suspects of links with the US-based cleric. Ankara declared a state of emergency after a failed military coup.
A New Mexico woman has been awarded $475,000 by US Customs and Border Protection for being forced to undergo cavity searches and then being charged for the invasive and unnecessary procedure; no drugs were found, according to court documents.
A former California police officer was arrested on Thursday and booked on suspicion of 22 felonies related to the rape and sexual battery of five women while on duty and in uniform, the prosecutor handling the case said. Noah Winchester, 31, was taken into custody Thursday morning near his home in the Central Valley city of Stockton, on an arrest warrant that included charges of rape, kidnapping and sexual battery, all under color of authority, said Stephen Wagstaffe, District Attorney for San Mateo County near San Francisco, where some of the alleged assaults took place.
A new law instructs the state police to pick five counties where it will run a one-year pilot program for saliva-based testing to check drivers for drugs like marijuana, heroin and cocaine. The five counties will be determined based on criteria including: the number of impaired driving crashes;the number of impaired drivers arrested; and the number of Drug Recognition Experts (DREs) trained in the county,
A homeowner in Finland has been sentenced to four years in jail and a fine totaling €21,000 (US$23,000) after fighting off three intruders who attempted to rob his house. The thieves got lesser prison terms and are to be paid damages by their victim. Three strangers rushed in and launched at him, toting baseball bats and a gun. The man retreated to the kitchen, where he found a knife and was able to overpower the intruders, two men and one woman. The homeowner convicted of “excessive self-defense and attempted manslaughter. The attackers were convicted for felony home invasion and assault, received one-year-and-two-month conditional sentences, similar to probation or house arrest in Finland, also ordered to pay the homeowner damages, their combined fine ruled to be €3,000 (US$3,300).
Wednesday, the French National Assembly voted overwhelmingly to extend for a fourth time the state of emergency imposed by the Socialist Party (PS) government after the November 13 terror attacks in Paris. By 489 to 26, it prolonged what has become the longest state of emergency in France since the collapse of the Nazi-collaborationist Vichy regime at the end of World War II. Official claims that this is a temporary response to the latest horrific attack in France—in which an apparently deranged, indebted Franco-Tunisian truck driver plowed into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, killing 84 and wounding over 100.
An unarmed behavioral therapist therapist Charles Kinsey, who had his hands in the air as he lay on his back on the ground attempting to calm an autistic patient in distress, was shot in the leg by Police in North Miami, Florida, responded to an emergency 911 call of a man with a gun who was threatening to commit suicide — but he believes the caller likely mistook the autistic patient’s toy truck for a firearm.
According to a recent report from the House Homeland Security Commission entitled “Misconduct at TSA Threatens the Security of the Flying Public“, nearly half of the TSA’s 60,000 employees have been cited for misconduct in recent years.
Turkey’s state of emergency means temporary suspension of the European Convention on Human Rights, the deputy prime minister has said, adding this is expected to last for a month and a half. The state of emergency in Turkey follows a failed military coup. He added that the government is planning to restructure the army.
Erdogan's historic purge of dissidents and adversaries - many in the country's educational system - continues, according to the latest count, a 50,000 soldiers, police, judges, civil servants and teachers have been suspended or detained since the coup attempt, stirring tensions across the country; has spooked Turkish investors sending local markets and the currency sliding on concerns Erdogan is going to far with his retribution.Turkey said it would announce emergency measures on Wednesday to try "to shore up stability and prevent damage to the economy.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says that the recent coup attempt may not yet be fully over;
may be more plans” are yet to come,,foreign countries may have been involved in the attempt.
Civil asset forfeiture officially ends in Nebraska as reforms to asset forfeiture laws passed in the spring go into effect. Under the new law, the state can no longer take property without a criminal conviction. The legislation also takes on federal forfeiture programs by banning prosecutors from circumventing state laws by passing cases off to the feds in most situations.
US Secretary of State John Kerry indirectly warned Turkey of losing its NATO membership. “NATO also has a requirement with respect to democracy and NATO will indeed measure very carefully what is happening,” Kerry told journalists in Brussels on Monday. Previously, European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini had warned Turkey against reinstating the death penalty for those alleged to be responsible for the coup, insisting countries that applied the death penalty could not be EU members.
399 employees of the Ministry of Family and Social Polices were stripped of their responsibilities on Tuesday, and 257 people working at the office of the prime minister were also sacked. Turkey's courts ordered 85 generals and admirals jailed pending trial over their roles in Friday's coup attempt. Among those arrested include former air force commander Gen. Akin Ozturk, who is alleged to be a ringleader of the uprising. Gen. Adem Hududi, commander of Turkey's 2nd Army, which is in charge of countering possible threats from Syria, Iran, and Iraq, was also detained.
Obama: "There are legitimate issues that have been raised, and there’s data and evidence to back up the concerns that are being expressed by these protesters. "And if police departments acknowledge that there’s a problem and there’s an issue, then that, too, is going to contribute to real solutions, that is what’s going to ultimately make the job of being a cop a lot safer. It is in the interest of police officers their communities trust them andthe kind of rancor and suspicion that exists right now is alleviated."
Environmental activists are being murdered at record rates, as many as three deaths occurring per week, according to London-based advocacy group, Global Witness. 185 killings occurred in 2015 – a 60 percent increase over the previous year, deadliest year on record.”The majority of the murders were activists opposing logging, mining, agribusiness and dam projects. United States government is complicit in the persecution of activists, labeling them terrorists, governments throughout the world “turning a blind eye to corruption, illegalities and environmental degradation,” condemning activists as“anti-development.”
Fact: In the first 24 days of 2015, police in the US fatally shot more people than police did in England and Wales, combined, over the past 24 years. According to The Counted, the Guardian’s special project to track every police killing this year, there were 59 fatal police shootings in the US for the days between 1 January and 24 January.
8,777 public personnel were discarded from their official positions one provincial governor and 29 governors of towns were among the dismissed officials. Turkey has been engaged in a sweeping crackdown on those believed to have played a role in the coup, more than 200 people killed. 7,500, most of them soldiers, have been detained, over 750 judges and prosecutors among the suspects.President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said plotters will pay a "heavy price;" blamed US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen and his followers for orchestrating the coup.
Over 80 protesters were arrested at two different anti-police violence protests in Baltimore, Maryland, and Portland, Maine.The protests and arrests come amid growing social tension in the US over police violence. Last weekend, thousands of people protested across the country following the killings of Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota and Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana by police officers
The deceased suspect in the deadly shooting of Baton Rouge law enforcement officers appeared to have attacked police on his 29th birthday. The suspect has been identified as a black male named Gavin Eugene Long of Kansas City, Missouri. He was born on July 17, 1987. According to a military source, Long left the Marines in 2010 with an honorable discharge. His final Marine rank was E-5 (sergeant). Military records show he received several medals during his military career, including one for good conduct, and received an honorable discharge. Long also briefly attended the University of Alabama
An even higher percentage–nearly 88–stated their conviction that “any vetted citizen” should be able to purchase a gun “for sport or self-defense.”When asked if “any vetted citizen” should be able to buy a gun “for sport or self-defense,” only “9 percent” said “no.
The hacktivist group claiming to be Anonymous is now calling for nationwide Day of Rage protests on Friday, July 15th. Jacksonville’s Black Lives Matter protesters and Pastor R.L. Gundy plan to take to the streets this Friday for a demonstration they say will be larger than last weekend’s.
1800 police were called in and at least 120 policemen were injured in what is becoming a street battle. This has been the most aggressive and violent protest in Germany for the past five years. Protesters were throwing bottles, cobblestones and fireworks, as well as they destroyed cars. The protest is against police operations Police called for reinforcements from Bavaria, Brandenburg, Lower Saxony, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia and the Federal Police.
Large demonstrations continued across the United States over the weekend sparked by recent police murders in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Falcon Heights, Minnesota, and New York City. The new wave of protests followed the release of video footage showing police shooting and killing unarmed black men Tuesday and Wednesday. Hundreds were arrested as police confronted protesters in a heavy-handed provocative manner. In many locations, officers were outfitted in riot gear and armed with military-style weapons.
Following deadly police shootings this week of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota and an ambush of white officers in Texas the island nation on Friday advised its residents to be extra careful if they travel here. The reason: “recent tensions in American cities over shootings of young black males by police officers.” The Bahamian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration urged its citizens to exercise “appropriate caution” when traveling to the United States, especially where recent police shootings have occurred.“Do not get involved in political or other demonstrations and avoid crowds,” take “extreme caution” with police. “Do not be confrontational and cooperate,”“Pay attention to the public notices and news announcements in the city you are visiting.
The decision to host the NATO Summit in Warsaw has turned Poland's largest metropolitan area into a military camp and a nightmare for the visitors and residents. Utilizing the unconstitutional anti-terrorist law that went into effect on July 1, the government has put Warsaw under terrorist alert, allowing for implementation of the harsh security measures previously possible only under martial law.
Smith & Wesson stock opened near an all-time high on Friday after five police officers were killed and seven were injured in a shooting in Dallas. The gunmaker’s stock opened at $29.75 a share. Stocks for Smith & Wesson rose about 3% on Friday while stocks for fellow firearm manufacturer Sturm Ruger went up by 5%. The shares surged in anticipation of higher gun sales due to fears of stricter gun control policies following the worst mass shooting of police in US history.
Tens of thousands of people every year are sent to jail based on the results of a $2 roadside drug test. Widespread evidence shows that these tests routinely produce false positives when it is exposed to more than 80 other compounds, certain acne medications and several common household cleaners, cold weather, heat. Accuracy varies widely. Labs rarely notify officers when a false positive is found.
The morning after five police officers were fatally shot in Dallas, Texas, a police officer was shot in the St. Louis suburb of Ballwin, Missouri. Another officer was shot and injured in Valdosta, Georgia. In Texas, five police officers were killed and seven other cops and two civilians were injured by a sniper during a peaceful protest,
California new vaccine mandate barring new students from entering or seventh graders from advancing in school, unless they have a list of shots required by the state. The new law is pushing some parents to move out of the State. They want to "keep us safe from diseases," yet they have open borders allowing the state to be flooded with unscreened disease carriers from the Third World. Gov. Jerry Brown signs six gun control measures;”prohibit magazines that hold more than 10 rounds, background checks on people purchasing ammunition.
Prominent businessman Gerry Harvey has bewailed the outcome of last Saturday’s election in Australia and suggested the formation of a dictatorship in order to resolve the political crisis and impose anti-working class economic “reform” measures. "The only cure we’ve got is to have a dictator like in China or something like that. Our democracy at the moment is not working.”
Russell Pearce, a former state senator: “You put me in charge of Medicaid, the first thing I’d do is get Norplant, birth-control implants, or tubal ligations…Then we’ll test recipients for drugs and alcohol, and if you want to [reproduce] or use drugs or alcohol, then get a job.”
China’s powerful internet censorship body has further tightened its grip on online news reports by warning all news or social network websites against publishing news without proper verification, state media reports. The instruction, issued by the Cyberspace Administration of China, said online media could not report any news taken from social media websites without approval.
A man in North Yorkshire, Englandwho was acquitted on rape charges following a retrial in 2015 claims he is going on a hunger strike after being informed he must notify the police 24 hours before having sex; is subject to a “sexual risk order” applied to anyone police feel poses a risk.
Computer scientist Dr. Hany Farid claims to have developed an algorithm that can permanently remove extremist content from the Web — before it has a chance to go viral. identifying extremist images and videos on the Internet by searching for that contents’ unique digital markers, appears to be nothing standing in the way of programmers using the technology to target things like political speech.
The demonstration in the French capital attracted at least 55,000 participants, according to the organizers. More than 2,500 officers were deployed. Similar demonstrations have taken place across the country.
A new study tracking criminal activity perpetrated by police found, on average, three law enforcement officers are arrested each day — around 1,100 cops every year.. “The most common crimes were simple assault, drunken driving and aggravated assault, and significant numbers of sex crimes were also found. About 72 percent of officers charged are convicted, more than 40 percent of the crimes are committed on duty, and nearly 95 percent of the officers charged are men,”
Some federal air marshals say they're reporting your actions to meet a quota, even though some top officials deny it. The air marshals, whose identities are being concealed, told 7NEWS that they're required to submit at least one report a month. If they don't, there's no raise, no bonus, no awards and no special assignments."Innocent passengers are being entered into an international intelligence database as suspicious persons, acting in a suspicious manner on an aircraft ... and they did nothing wrong," said one federal air marshal.
Massachusetts’ top court on Thursday overturned the conviction of a homeless man who had been found guilty of criminal trespassing for sleeping in a mixed-use building during the winter of 2014, ruling he had a legal right to argue that there was no safer alternative.weather conditions on the dates of the offenses in February and March presented a ‘clear and imminent danger’ to a homeless person;,the town regularly had temperatures below 0 degrees Fahrenheit (-17.8 C).
2014, the FBI announced plans to launch a massive database keep tabs on Americans through a biometric facial recognition program known as Next Generation Identification. The system contains about 411 million photos, only 30 million of those are “civil and criminal mugshots.” The overwhelming majority of images in the FBI database are of innocent people who have committed no crimes. These images were arbitrarily scooped up in a massive data collection, have nothing to do with national security or criminal behavior.
Trump: "Here is my promise to the American voter," said. "If I am elected President, I will end the special interest monopoly in Washington, D.C." "The other candidate in this race has spent her entire life making money for special interests – and taking money from special interests."She ran the State Department like her own personal hedge fund – doing favors for oppressive regimes, and many others, in exchange for cash."Together, she and Bill made $153 million giving speeches to lobbyists, CEOs, and foreign governments in the years since 2001."The choice in this election is a choice between taking our government back from the special interests, or surrendering our last scrap of independence to their total and complete control.
Transnational corporations are wreaking havoc on financial, economic, social and ecological systems in a creeping colonisation of public life where just 147 organisations now controls 40 per cent of global trade..
Civil asset forfeiture carried out by the IRS on the premise of “structuring” violations; depositing or withdrawing just under $10,000 from your bank account multiple times is viewed as suspicious and possibly criminal activity. Between 2007 and 2013, the IRS seized $43 million in over 600 cases where only “structuring” violations were committed.
On Sunday, federal police violently attacked road blockades set up by teachers engaged in a weeks-long strike against the government’s imposition of a regressive federal education reform law. Police in the southwestern state of Oaxaca opened fire on 500 teachers and their supporters, precipitating a bloodbath in the impoverished town of Nochixtlán. Eight people were killed and dozens wounded in the massacre.
Since June 1, a dozen members of the group Food Not Bombs. an international political organization that protests war, poverty and the destruction of the environment, have been arrested for violating a new Orlando city ordinance that prohibits sharing food with large groups in downtown parks more than twice a year. The mayor of Orlando branded them “food terrorists.”
What I see in Orlando is the same pattern as in the other events:, questionable shootings, crisis actors, an official story set at the moment of the event’s announcement, no conflicting testimony, investigation by media, just endless repetition of a set story. Governments lie in to serve their agendas:: the Gulf of Tonkin North Vietnamese attack on a US Navy ship, Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction, Assad’s use of chemical weapons, Iranian nukes, Russian invasion of Ukraine They resulted in wars that killed thousands of US soldiers and killed, maimed, and displaced millions of Vietnamese and Muslims, now overrunning Europe as refugees.. American people are too gullible to be capable of preserving liberty.
Israeli marriage law makes it a two-year prison offence for any Jew marrying outside of the rabbinical authorities in that country, it has emerged after a failed attempt to overturn the rabbinate’s authority in the Israeli parliament.
On Wednesday, following the broad mobilization of workers in Tuesday’s protest against the Socialist Party (PS) government’s regressive labor law, President François Hollande and Prime Minister Manuel Valls threatened to impose an outright ban on further protests against the law.
U.S. Congress has passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) 2017 with provisions that will force women to sign up for potential military draft and continues the practice of indefinite detention. One issue the entire Congress seemed to agree on was voting against closing military bases around the world.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich proposed the creation of a new version of the controversial House Un-American Activities Committee to root out American citizens who plan to commit terrorist attacks in the U.S. Originally founded in 1938, the committee investigated suspected threats of Nazi subversion and anti-government propaganda. During the Cold War, its activities sprawled, leading to the blacklist of Hollywood stars and left-wing activists, writers, and academics accused of having Communist ties.In 1959, former President Harry Truman called the committee “the most un-American thing in the country today.”
Classified documents uncovered by teleSUR have revealed the CIA was running a now-defunct recruitment base out of Ecuador to hire local police and military to serve US interests in the country. The US Agency for International Development (USAID) was particularly prominent, spending millions of dollars on various projects and employing local politicians and community leaders, according to the teleSUR investigation.
The new law would go after those who deny genocide or crimes against humanity, using the definition by the International Court of Justice, the German news agency DPA reported. Those convicted could face prison terms of two to six years.The measure punishes ideas “based entirely or partly” on negationist ideology only when “there is a real danger of their dissemination,” according to DPA.
The FBI knew about the shooter and investigated him prior to the attack.
The shooter had a connection to a known ISIS recruiter.
The shooter’s father was a former “Afghan presidential candidate” who supported the Taliban.
The FBI’s history in creating terrorism.
Retired Southern Californian couple, Ron and Sarah Hall, found out the hard way that the state frowns upon homeowners installing powerful solar panels. SoCal Edison did not allow the Halls to activate their solar system because “it exceeded state standards for energy production. The panels they installed, would have generated too much power: 28% over the amount a homeowner is allowed to produce.The state is concerned homeowners who produce too much power with their solar systems could sell the excess power and therefore potentially be energy retailers.
Windows 10 could be a major threat to your privacy, Microsoft is trying to force you to use it whether you want it or not. If you use Windows 7 or 8, Microsoft could automatically update you to Windows 10 and begin tracking your every move.“Microsoft openly stated that pervasive data collection will be present in any Windows version starting from Windows 10, this data collection cannot be disabled using official means.The default settings for Windows 10 allow Microsoft to track every website you visit, every purchase you make, every word you type into the search engine, allows Microsoft to track your physical location.
The new government, led by Rousseff’s former vice president Michel Temer, has formed most reactionary cabinet since the fall of US-backed military dictatorship in 1985. Investigation of bribes-for-contracts scandal at state-owned oil giant Petrobras, the cabinet has lost two key ministers. The government,pledges to impose full burden of Brazil’s economic crisis on working class, with budget cuts and scaling back of social rights and poverty relief programs. Temer, is deeply worried about provoking a social explosion. Workers and youth are showing the first signs of resistance, teachers, university professors and staff strikes against salary and budget cuts,school and campus occupations..
Tech buffs might want to start saving up now for the ultra-secure, ultra-expensive Solarin by Sirin Labs. The phone is intended to protect information using the same technology militaries use to protect their own data, you can currently purchase the phone on their website for $13,800.00 plus tax.
The law, billed by its backers as the toughest U.S. legislation against illegal immigration, took effect Nov. 1. It bars illegal immigrants from obtaining jobs or state assistance and makes it a felony to harbor or transport illegal immigrants. The crackdown has caused Hispanics to leave for neighboring states, with as many as 25,000 leaving northeastern Oklahoma alone, according to the Greater Tulsa Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. "I feel like I'm in some kind of Nazi country where if they see your color, you'll be stopped," said Maria Sanchez, a 22-year-old student who is looking to leave Oklahoma rather than risk waiting the seven years it will take to get her papers. "I can't work, I can't study, I can't go out, there's no point of me staying here."
New device allows the Oklahoma Highway Patrol to steal money directly from your bank account.The Electronic Recovery and Access to Data Machine, known by the acronym ERAD, can scan your bank account and prepaid cards, giving OHP instant access to the balance — and the funds — if a trooper believes the money is tied to a crime. Controversy over civil asset forfeiture (CAF) surrounds the fact law enforcement is under no obligation to prove the property it seizes tied to criminal activity. Once police have your property, most departments are free to essentially divvy it up amongst themselves..
Public housing residents in South Pittsburg told to remove flower and vegetables gardens from their yards. Residents and the town’s mayor oppose the policy .Housing authority’s board voted in April to give residents until June 1 to remove their gardens .Executive Director Lisa Bradford: it has always been the housing authority’s policy to prohibit residents from planting flowers and vegetable gardens in the yard, but the previous administration did not enforce it.“This new landscaping policy is needed to ensure the safety of the maintenance employees, residents and guests of the housing authority,”.
At least 33 cities across 17 US states have used water testing “cheats” that potentially conceal dangerous levels of lead, a Guardian investigation launched in the wake of the toxic water crisis in Flint, Michigan, has found. Of these cities, 21 used the same water testing methods that prompted criminal charges against three government employees in Flint over their role in one of the worst public health disasters in US history. The Guardian’s investigation demonstrates that similar testing regimes were in place in cities including Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Detroit and Milwaukee.
Government agencies who have no association with national security acquiring military equipment, SWAT teams: Department of Agriculture, Railroad Retirement Board, Tennessee Valley Authority, Office of Personnel Management, Consumer Product Safety Commission, EPA ,U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Education Department. The USDA has used its new military power to threaten people who grow lemon trees; confiscate raisins for no real reason; ruin the livelihoods of small farmers, seized bees privately owned that were proven resistant to Monsanto’s GMO Roundup and killed all remaining Queens.
Clashes have erupted in Brazil with police deploying tear gas and rubber bullets, batons on protesters voicing their opposition to the country's new interim government. It follows the suspension of President Dilma Rousseff in a move that many are calling a coup. Demonstrators hit the streets of Brazil's largest city, Sao Paolo, for a rally calling for the removal of acting president Michel Temer.
The European Commission announced a partnership with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft in order to crack down on what it classes as “illegal hate speech” while “criminaliz[ing]” perpetrators and “promoting independent counter-narratives” that the European Union favours.
Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan has unveiled plans to censor the Internet’s worldwide social media platforms with the building of an “international coalition” to counter criticism of Israel. The legislation would have common features, such as defining what constitutes incitement and what the responsibilities of social networks regarding it are..“Companies that do not comply will find themselves hauled into court, paying a penalty,”.
During a recent interview with Vice CEO Shane Smith, Edward Snowden revealed how to make a cell phone “go black,” so that the NSA can’t eavesdrop on your real world conversations.
A court in Argentina found the country's last dictator along with 14 other former military commanders guilty of complicity in a US-backed deadly crackdown on leftist dissidents across South America in the 1970s and 80s.The court sentenced former dictator Reynaldo Bignone to 20 years in prison for kidnapping and abusing his powers in the forced disappearance of more than 100 people..Fourteen of the remaining 16 defendants received prison sentences of eight to 25 years for criminal association, kidnapping and torture. Two were found not guilty. Bignone, who ruled Argentina in 1982-1983, is already serving life sentences for crimes against humanity..
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.”
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