The death of 21-year-old computer science student Matthew Ajibadein police custody ruled a homicide from blunt force trauma resulted in termination of nine deputies who strapped him to a restraining chair on New Year’s Day and allegedly beat him to death.
A recent report, responded to below by Steve Jolly of NOCCTV, indicates there have been 700,000 police requests to access private communications in the UK over a two-year period - which amounts to a request every 2 minutes. And these requests are almost never denied; they have a 96% approval rate. This surely can't purely be to "thwart terrorism."
Dillon Taylor murdered by Officer Bron Cruz outside Salt Lake City convenience store August 11, 2014; unarmed, wearing headphones and minding his own business. Officer Cruz acquitted of any wrongdoing. DA who cleared him:"Taylor's shooting was justified not because he posed an actual threat, but because (Officer) Cruz reasonably perceived a threat."
Police told Angela Zorich, she was investigated for failing to have natural gas or electric service; city code violations, admitted she did not have gas, did have electricity. Zorich asked for another inspection to prove she had utilities. The next day, St. Louis County Police Tactical Response Unit raided the home. Home trashed, citations issued for substandard siding, guard rail, screens, window glass, deck.
During the trial, a prosecutor showed jurors video from the patrol car, said it proved excessive force. “The verdict proves the criminal justice system works,” Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey.
Chinese Internet Police Units from 50 municipal governments began conducting “speech inspections” on social media platforms June 1. Ministry of Public Security statement: Internet Police will be patrolling major social media round the clock to prevent illegal information from spreading, detect “illegal and harmful information,” prevent improper words and deeds.
Police in US state of Wisconsin concluded white Officer Matt Kenny was justified in using deadly force in March shooting death of unarmed black teenager finding that Kenny did not violate its deadly force policies. Kenny also killed another unarmed person in 2007, cleared of criminal charges in that case as well.
Pagedale, Missouri, residents Valarie and Vincent Blount face $1,810 in fines for peeling paint, an overgrown tree, not recycling, residents have been fined for barbecue pits and toys in the front yard, not making their children wear bicycle helmets, missing shingle, walking in the street.
The strongest critics of the bill say its biggest fault is that it legitimizes and reauthorizes some of the mass surveillance tactics that Snowden revealed—tactics many charge are a fundamental assault on privacy rights and guaranteed legal protections.
Globalization of food production in recent decades supported by unfair trade agreements has led to corporate food monopolies. A small number of companies now dominate the supply of seeds, agricultural chemicals , processing, logistics and food production. In 2011 four retailers controlled 85% of the German national food market, three retailers controlled 90% of the food market in Portugal.
The US Senate voted to approve legislation that extends several key spying programs of the National Security Agency. President Obama declared his intention to sign the bill into law “as soon as I get it”to allow the NSA to resume collection of telephone metadata, other surveillance efforts suspended with the expiration of authorization under the Patriot Act.
Democratic governments around the world enacting laws that enable greater monitoring of people, curtail freedom of speech, undermine protections once enshrined in our legal systems. Removal of freedoms done under the guise of protecting those freedoms using a skewed human rights agenda that justifies anything in the name of "national security.
TSA, agency tasked with screening airline passengers, ensuring safety at US airports, failed 95% of internal tests conducted by Department of Homeland Security. Of 70 tests by undercover agents with DHS, TSA officers allowed 67 to smuggle fake weapons and explosives past airport checkpoints. White House: Presiden Obama confident in agency’s ability to protect nation’s transportation hubs.
Senate passes bill to privatize surveillance: Telcos to act as arm of law enforcement and collect, store data for US govt.
The Washington Post: police across the country fatally shot at least 385 people this year; two a day, twice the number counted by federal authorities. The newspaper says it used interviews, police reports, local news accounts, other sources to arrive at the number. Tracked a dozen details about each killing; victim’s race, whether person was armed, circumstances that led to the fatal encounter, many began as minor incidents, suddenly escalated into violence.” Half the victims white, half minority.
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