July 1st, "gag" law went into effect, €30,000-€600,000 fine for "unauthorized protests," can be combined for maximum €600-€300,000 fine for "disrupting public events." Extends anti-protest punishments to social media. Failing to present ID when commanded is another fine. Showing "lack of respect" to those in uniform, failing to assist security forces in prevention of public disturbances could result in fine between €600 and €30,000.
New Mexico law House Bill 560 bars police from seizing people's property without first convicting them of a crime, cops omplaining; when seizures are allowed, the money will now go to the state's general fund instead of to the law enforcement agency that seized it. Farmington Police Chief Steve Hebbe:" we're still trying to figure out how bad it's going to hit us."
Jose Caballero and Elissa Alvarez were “caught” in broad daylight, making love on Bradenton Beach. In May, Caballero was convicted of having sex on the beach. Caballero given a sentence of 2 1/2 years in prison, a former cop admits to raping a toddler and avoids jail altogether.
An Argentinian programmer who was trying to do a good thing in exposing severe vulnerabilities in the country's e-voting system was rewarded for his actions with a police raid on his home. Joaquín Sorianello informed MSA, the company than makes the Vot.ar e-voting system, that the SSL certificates used by the system to encrypt transmissions between the voting stations and the central election office could be easily downloaded, allowing for potential voting fraud.
New York City’s Mayor Bill de Blasio plan to coerce developers and landlords to ban smoking inside of apartment buildings as part of his administration’s agenda to reduce smoking in New York City so neighboring tenants don’t have to inhale secondhand smoke. Smokers would be prohibited from smoking in one of few places a person can currently smoke in NYC; their own residence.
Federal Prison Industries, is a government-owned corporation that employs inmates for as little as 23 cents per hour, to provide a wide range of products and services under the guise of a “jobs training program.” Hard for any company to compete with companies that use dirt-cheap prison labor.
Supreme Court’s top justice, two associate justices repeatedly ruled in cases involving companies in which they owned stock. Chief Justice John Roberts, Associate Justices Stephen Breyer, Samuel Alito created conflicts of interest participating in decisions that potentially affected their stock portfolio.
The FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Army have bought software that allows users to take remote control of suspects’ computers, recording their calls, emails, keystrokes, activating their cameras, according to internal documents hacked from the software’s Italian manufacturer.
Amnesty International has accused Turkey of using excessive force in handling street protests in support of Kurds fighting ISIL Takfiris in the Syrian Kurdish city of Kobani, said Turkish security forces used excessive force in protests in Turkey’s southeast last year, leaving 40 people dead.
Michigan woman heads to court Tuesday after being arrested for failing to renew her dog's license, says she drove to the Kalamazoo County sheriff's office June 23 to prove she renewed the license for the family's 11-year-old dog; arrested, fingerprinted, held for three hours.
A group of Russian lawmakers has drafted a bill broadening police powers and giving them the “presumption of trust.” Among other things, this would allow them to break into cars and homes without warrants and open gunfire at mass gatherings of people.
Under the law, interior ministry must collect DNA samples from all 1.3 million citizens, 2.9 million foreign residents. People who refuse to provide DNA samples face one year in jail, $33,000 fine; those who provide false samples can be jailed for seven years, cost $400 million in emergency funding.
Colorado police officer Mark Magness broke an innocent man's arm during an illegal fireworks investigation. Now a video has been released that shows officer Magness torturing a handcuffed man who was also tied to a chair in December 2014.
Facebook’s algorithms can accurately identify an individual user from among 800 million pictures—in less than five seconds—98% of the time. “If you are walking down the street, a public street, should a company be able to identify you without your permission?”
St. Louis Police Department’s SWAT team raid wrong address, tore the home of Leon Walker apart, man they were looking for lived two doors down. Police Department sent out a building inspector, issued the Walker family a citation for a window the SWAT team broke during the raid.
A mother in Maine was arrested and charged with child endangerment, after letting her young daughter play in a park near her house. The playground was only a few hundred feet away, and could be seen from her front porch.
Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed into law Senate Bill 277, requires almost all California schoolchildren to be fully vaccinated in order to attend public or private school, regardless of their parents' personal or religious beliefs.
State Department will lift its freeze on arms sales to repressive government of Bahrain despite the country’s human rights abuses in recent years, including arbitrary detention of children, torture, restrictions for journalists, brutal government crackdown on peaceful protestors in 2011. Three weeks ago, State Department condemned Bahrainian regime for convicting a leading opposition figure, Ali Salman. “We do not think that the human rights situation in Bahrain is adequate.
Citizenship automatically stripped from person convicted of entering area declared a no-go zone by the Australian government even if the person entered area for innocent purposes, such as to do business, same result for a person convicted of damaging Commonwealth property or possessing a 'thing', such as a book or downloaded file from the Internet, that is in some way connected with terrorism.
Police car appeared, chasing a red Challenger. According to eyewitnesses, the police car bumped the Challenger, the car “flew up in the air,” lost control and hit the two small children, killing them instantly. Police report driver of the car they were chasing was on parole, not been reporting to his parole officer.
A CIA secret weapon used for assassination, shoots a small poisonous dart to cause a heart attack, can penetrate clothing and leave nothing but a tiny red dot on the skin. On penetration individual targeted for assassination may feel as if bitten by a mosquito, or they may not feel anything at all, completely disintegrates upon entering target. poison enters the bloodstream causing a heart attack.
A little-known police tactic known as “sneak and peek” warrants allows cops to covertly enter private residences, perform searches, seize property, leaving wiretaps, cameras, leave without notifying the homeowner.
US President Barack Obama has reassured his French counterpart Francois Hollande that Washington is no longer spying on him following leaks that the US National Security Agency (NSA) had spied on the last three French presidents WikiLeaks revealed Tuesday the NSA wiretapped former French presidents Jacques Chirac, Nicolas Sarkozy, along with Hollande, from at least 2006.
U.S. Army tested a very different type of ordnance—a “non-lethal personal suppression projectile” called the XM1063—that rains a chemical agent over people in a 2 acre area. The agent can be a sedative drug, a malodorous substance, or something that makes everyone slip and fall.
Executive Order 13603, the President, or the head of any federal agency that he shall designate, can conscript “persons of outstanding experience and ability without compensation,” in both “peacetime and times of national emergency.”
Accused of sexual assault in 2007, Champaign Police Officer Jerad Gale given his department’s highest honor in March, named Champaign’s Officer of the Year. Three months later arrested for strangling and raping two more women.
Officer Jerad Gale arrested, charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault and domestic battery.
"Prosecutors are investigating at least 3,000 of these cases, army troops under pressure to boost body counts in war against armed guerrilla groups killed civilians, reported them as combat fatalities," Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report.
Privacy advocates claim always listening component was involuntarily activated within Chromium, potentially exposing private conversations, the secret installing of Google software which is capable of listening in on conversations held in front of a computer.
Three prisoners—Melvin Ray, James Pleasant and Robert Earl Councill led work stoppages in Alabama prisons in January 2014; part of Free Alabama Movement; spent last 18 months in solitary confinement. Authorities, unnerved by protests that engulfed three prisons in state, say the men will remain in solitary confinement indefinitely. Growing resistance movement in American prisons. Work stoppages modeled on actions that shook the Georgia prison system in December 2010.
WikiLeaks documents: The US spy agency targeted communications of French presidents Francois Hollande (2012–present), Nicolas Sarkozy (2007–2012), Jacques Chirac (1995–2007), French cabinet ministers, French Ambassador to United States. One French communication intercepted by the NSA shows France planned to complain to the United States about NSA intercepting French communications.
European police agency Europol will target the estimated 40,000 to 50,000 accounts linked to the terrorist organisation. Working with unnamed social media companies, it aims to shut down the accounts within two hours of being discovered.
Churches will soon be using facial recognition software to identify you and your family. "Churchix is a face recognition event attendance desktop application, identifies event attending members in videos and photos. "Churchix is a division of Skakash LLC, a global face recognition vendor. Skakash suggests there are three classes of people churches, corporations and the government might want to track: Blacklisted Individuals, Employees and VIPs.
One of the largest areas of contention with the TPP lie within the provisions strengthening copyright rules. Here are some of the most dangerous provisions: the government can act without a formal complaint from the copyright owner, can take down internet content it doesn’t like, given it can be construed to have violated vast copyright restrictions.
The “Freedom of Panorama” is the right to take pictures in public spaces, even if you incidentally capture copyrighted works, from building facades to public sculptures to images on t-shirts and ads, July 9, the EU will vote whether to abolish it, wants people taking commercial photos to get prior permission from copyright creators for any incidental copyrighted works captured in their images.
According to U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley, more than 36,000 were released from custody. 121 of the criminals that were released during Fiscal Year 2013 were subsequently charged with committing murder.
Delaware Gov. Jack Markell signed into law a bill decriminalizing possession and private use of small amounts of marijuana, following the lead of nearly 20 states that have eased penalties for personal consumption. Will allow individuals in Delaware to possess up to an ounce of marijuana, use it privately without criminal sanctions.
As officer on his way to help an injured woman, a dog ran out from the residence. The police officer shot at the dog, missed; bullet hit a four-year-old girl in the leg. Earlier this year mother killed by Iowa police officer when he tried to shoot her dog and missed. Why can so many other professions come into contact with dogs without shooting at them?
A Washington state sheriff has apologized for a county jail inmate's death from dehydration and malnutrition in April, saying it resulted from a systematic breakdown of jail operations. Island County Sheriff Mark Brown released a report Thursday in the case of Keaton Farris, 25, of Lopez Island, who was found dead April 8 in his cell.
Laws governing use of force by police in every state in the US, and the federal government, do not comply with international human rights agreements, Amnesty International said Thursday. The human rights group’s report, entitled “Deadly Force: Police Use of Lethal Force In The United States” is a indictment of a government that uses defense of human rights as a pretense for invading, bombing and destabilizing countries throughout the world.
The most outrageous aspect of case is that 13 different law enforcement agencies in two states want a cut of his money, even though 11 of them weren’t involved. It’s part of a program called equitable sharing. Anybody carrying cash can become a target.
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