American people are beginning to see through the propaganda that confines them within The Matrix. A majority now understands that the US government represents a small oligarchy and not the citizens of the United States. Change requires awareness and knowledge of reality, and this awareness is now forming.
The parliament of Hungary passed a constitutional amendment Monday permitting deployment of the army at country’s borders to repel refugees, stop people search vehicles, use batons, rubber bullets and nets, search homes without a court order if they suspected presence of refugees.
An 18-year-old Palestinian girl was shot by Israeli troops at a Hebron checkpoint for allegedly refusing to show her purse or face and “trying to attack” a soldier. She died of multiple wounds in a hospital after bleeding in the street for 30 minutes.
Egypt has pardoned and released two al-Jazeera journalists; Canadian Mohamed Fahmy and Egyptian national Baher Mohamedwho had been jailed for disseminating “false news” in a trial widely criticised as a political charade by human rights groups and international observers.
Recently FDA-approved microchip in a pill will be the perfect excuse to place surveillance inside our bodies, cost billions to develop.
Bernie Sanders introduced a bill that bans private prisons and eliminates quotas for number of immigrants held in detention. Sanders: “We cannot fix our criminal justice system if corporations are allowed to profit from mass incarceration;”incentivizes locking people up for cheap labor, must no longer be an acceptable business model. We have to end the private prison racket in America.
Justice Department obtained a court order this summer demanding that Apple turn over, in real time, text messages between suspects using iPhones. Apple's response: Its iMessage system was encrypted and the company could not comply.
Presidents, politicians, and government leaders have affirmed that a secret government truly rules planet Earth; U.S. Presidents Woodrow Wilson, John F. Kennedy, Dwight Eisenhower, Theodore Roosevelt, Senator William Jenner, New York City Mayor John F. Hylan.
A US teenager has been detained with the use of force and hit with a baton.several times for what witnesses described as jaywalking in Stockton, California. The 16-year-old boy was charged with trespassing and resisting arrest.
Putting people in jail for non-violent crimes is mostly about revenue-generation for the state. An entire economy, jobs, etc. is based around war on drugs, continues even though marijuana has already been legalized in several states. California Department of Corrections: 5,887 persons serving “Three Strikes” sentences. More than 19% sentenced for drug crimes, 32 sentenced to life for marijuana, in a state where medical marijuana is legal.
President Obama announced a new executive order on Tuesday which authorizes federal agencies to conduct behavioral experiments on U.S. citizens in order to advance government initiatives.
Schools increasingly resemble places of detention more than places of learning. From metal detectors to drug tests, increased policing, electronic surveillance, reflect a society fixated on crime, security and violence.” In the American police state, you’re either a prisoner (shackled, controlled, monitored, ordered about, limited in what you can do and say, your life not your own) or a prison bureaucrat (police officer, judge, jailer, spy, profiteer, etc.).
Nearly one third of Americans could imagine supporting a military coup d'état against their own government in the United States, according to a new survey. The YouGov poll found that 29 percent of people in the US could imagine supporting the overthrow of the American government. The survey also showed that 43 percent of Republicans would support a military overthrow, while 20 percent of Democrats and 29 percent of independents would.
Newly-appointed acting Drug Enforcement Administration chief Chuck Rosenberg supports marijuana’s controversial classification alongside hardcore drugs like heroin as a Schedule I narcotic with no medical use.
The laws of physics fail, low temperature fires cause steel-framed buildings to collapse at free-fall speed, for the first time in history. Explosion-proof passports, survive the destruction discovered on top of the debris. World Trade Center leaseholder Larry Silverstein insure the buildings against terrorist attack only six weeks previously.
The 1st Amendment protects speech, religion, assembly and the press: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. The Supreme Court has also interpreted the First Amendment as protecting freedom of association. However, the government is arresting those speaking out … and violently crushing peaceful assemblies which attempt to petition the government for redress.
62-year-old Jeff Mizanskey, imprisoned more than two decades on a nonviolent marijuana- charge, released from Jefferson City Correctional Center. Mizanskey was initially sentenced to life in prison without parole for buying pot. Even in states where cannabis is legal, most cannabis convicts have yet to be pardoned and released.
Welcome to America today. It is a land in which facts have been redefined as enemy propaganda, a land in which legally protected whistleblowers are redefined as “fifth columns” or foreign agents subject to extermination, a land in which America is immune from criticism and all crimes are blamed on those whom Washington intends to rule.
A 24-year-old male who was arrested for stealing $5 worth of groceries was found dead in his jail cell last Wednesday after being held behind bars and without bail for almost four months. “As of right now it is deemed ‘natural causes’,” said Natasha Perry, the master jail officer at the Hampton Roads regional jail in Portsmouth. Mitchell’s family believes he died from starvation after refusing to eat and take his medications.
The unidentified gunman reportedly shot the officer from behind, walking up and then firing again when deputy Goforth had fallen to the ground. There has been no indication of the gunman’s motive. A manhunt for the suspectis underway.
An assistant professor in the law department of the US Military Academy at West Point has argued that legal scholars critical of the war on terrorism represent a “treasonous” fifth column that should be attacked as enemy combatants.
Mobile internet services have been blocked in the Indian state of Gujarat(home to nearly 63 million people), following violent protests led by the Patel community after one of its leaders was detained by local police in Ahmedabad.
North Dakota has become the first state to legalize drones equipped with non lethal weapons for the police. North Dakota will be able to equip their drones with less than lethal weapons like rubber bullets and tasers.
Our government is stepping up its plans to search EVERYONE, ANYWHERE, whether you're travelling by air, rail, ferry or bus. Beginning this week and almost four years since writers warned Americans that our government wants to search people on trains, its finally become a reality!
The United States has far exceeded the horrific tolls of the gulags. US prison system total is higher than 19 million, more than the 18 million locked up in the gulag system over those forty years. The private prison companies, rely on a certain number of inmates for free slave labor industry.
The State Duma’s vice speaker has asked the Russian government to ban the use of the Windows 10 OS among Russian civil servants over fears the American software may give access to classified information and Russian officials’ personal data.
Cannabis is, in fact, extremely effective in fighting cancer, the US government admitted last week. The drug, illegal throughout most of the United States, is now recommended by the government’s official cancer advice website. Cannabis can also act as an anti-inflammatory agent, prevent the growth of cancer cells, block the flow of blood vessels to tumours, and help relieve muscle spasms caused by multiple sclerosis.
Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich linked “rhetoric” from supporters of the U.S. Constitution to violent anti-government groups and ISIS this week in an exposé on the officer’s fight against “homegrown extremists.” The Washington state sheriff draws comparisons to the ISIS terrorist group while railing against everyone from Infowars’ Alex Jones to Washington State Rep. Matthew Shea.“There are some of those folks that want to overthrow the government, period. They want to hit a reset button,” Knezovich said. “If they’re willing to lie to get that reset button -- this is how ISIS starts.”
Jerry Hartfield, pictured here at the visiting area of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice prison outside Gatesville, remains behind bars despite his murder conviction being overturned in 1980.
Obama has permitted the corrupt US Department of Justice (sic), over which he wields authority, to overturn the ruling of a US Federal Court of Appeals that prisoners sentenced illegally to longer terms than the law permits must be released once the legal portion of their sentence is served. The DOJ, devoid of all integrity, compassion, and sense of justice, said that “finality” of conviction was more important than justice
I have been contacted by attorney John Remington Graham, a member in good standing of the bar of the Minnesota Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court. He informs me that acting in behalf of Maret Tsanaeva, the aunt of the accused Tsamaev brothers and a citizen of the Kyrgyz Republic where she is qualified to practice law, he has assisted her in filing with the US District Court in Boston a pro se motion, including an argument of amicus curiae, and an affidavit of Maret Tsarnaeva. The presiding judge has ordered that these documents be included in the formal record of the case so they will be publicly accessible. The documents are reproduced below.
Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush said Tuesday that the government should have broad surveillance powers of Americans and private technology firms should cooperate better with intelligence agencies to help combat “evildoers.”
New York Times reported allegations that prison guards systematically tortured inmates at Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York following the high profile escape of two inmates. More than 60 prisoners filed complaints claiming that they suffered abuse, including beatings, stranglings and death threats. Most significant, however, was the apparent personal involvement of New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, a Democrat, in these brutal actions.
In this latest episode of his TeleSUR show “Days of Revolt,” Truthdig columnist, author and activist Chris Hedges takes on the considerable and timely topics of police brutality and entrenched racism in America.
Did you know that only a handful of corporations, 6 to be exact, control over 90 percent of the media? That means nearly everything we hear on the radio, read in the news, and see on television (including ‘news’). I’m talking about General Electric (GE), News-Corp, Disney, Viacom, Time Warner, and CBS.
Inmates in a Tennessee jail are being used as slave labor to benefit the private company belonging to detention center employees, two former prisoners claim.
Classified NSA documents published by the New York Times and ProPublica this weekend have further exposed the vast scale of collaboration between the US National Security Agency (NSA) and the major telecommunications giants in carrying out illegal and unconstitutional spying operations. The new documents, which come from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, originate from between 2003 and 2013.
Did you know that only a handful of corporations, 6 to be exact, control over 90 percent of the media? That means nearly everything we hear on the radio, read in the news, and see on television (including ‘news’). I’m talking about General Electric (GE), News-Corp, Disney, Viacom, Time Warner, and CBS.
With his unprecedented number of oppressive executive orders bypassing both US Congress and constitutional rule of law, the ex-constitutional lawyer himself President Obama has become a bona fide dictator and traitor exercising tyranny over the people of the United States. According to McLean and McMillan’s Oxford Concise Dictionary of Politics, essential features present in tyranny and dictatorship are that “the abuse of the state’s coercive force operates in the absence of rule of law” but instead by “rule of the tyrant’s arbitrary treatment of citizens if not by outright systematic use of terror.
The executive summary of the Senate torture report, released last December, exposed a system of abuse that was far more brutal than the CIA ever admitted to the White House, Congress, the courts, or the American public. But for all its revelatory, gruesome details, it also revealed more about what we don’t know.
HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — Dozens of heavily armed demonstrators rallied in Southeast Texas to protest the arrest and jail-cell death of a black woman arrested after a confrontation with a white state trooper during a traffic stop.
Scientists at Russia’s National Research Nuclear University MEPhI in Moscow have developed this country’s first handset for smartphones which protects users against concealed tapping. The researchers at MEPhI’s Engineering Center are said to have come up with a wireless handset that not only wards off covert tapping but also enables secure text communication through a mobile app.
“Students won’t need their ID to enter the dining center anymore,” said Stephen Barr, director of campus services at VCU. “With iris identification, it’s as simple as a camera taking a picture of their eyes and two seconds later they walk through.”
California, where legislators are now moving forward with plans to force childhood vaccines on all adults who work in daycare centers, both private and public. ho work in daycare centers, both private and public. Senate Bill 792, also known as the “Day care facilities immunizations act.
A partnership with NASA has enabled Google to test-fly its drones in US airspace, dodging federal aviation regulations. Citing current rules as too restrictive, several US tech companies have conducted their drone research elsewhere.
Limits on ATM Withdrawals for Welfare Recipients in Kansas. Revocation of Driver’s License in Iowa For Missing Student Loan Payments;Tennessee will revoke nursing license of a nurse who fails to make student loan payments. Arkansas Arrests and Prosecutes People for Missing Rent Payments; in many cases, a sentence of jail time. Using the Poor as ATMs: Harsh Financial Penalties for Minor Infractions and Traffic Violations. The Return of Debtors’ Prisons. Voter Identification Requirements Suppress Poor People’s Votes.
Lily Hughes, a member of the Campaign to End the Death Penalty, describes how racism is aided and abetted by prosecutors in America's injustice system. IN EARLY June of this year, the State Bar of Texas stripped Charles Sebesta of his law license and formally disbarred him. His crime? Prosecutorial misconduct that led to the wrongful conviction of exonerated death row prisoner Anthony Graves.
This third grader was shackled and crying out in pain for 15 minutes. He was restrained because of behavior related to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and a history of trauma. A member of the school's staff videotaped the incident.
The Obama administration’s central strategy against strong encryption seems to be waging war on the companies that are providing and popularizing it: most notably Apple and Google. The intimidation campaign got a boost Thursday when a blog that frequently promotes the interests of the national security establishment raised the prospect of Apple being found liable for providing material support to a terrorist.
Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz: Second Amendment is an “absurd thing” in our constitution, our legal framework needs to be adjusted “to create a presumption against gun ownership instead of in favor of gun ownership.”Guns should not be available to people generally;if you want a gun you should have to go to the police or other authorities, borrow a gun for self-defense or hunting, be required to return it when finished using it.
Cincinnati, Ohio police officer Ray Tensing accused of killing an unarmed black man during a traffic stop for not having a front license plate indicted by a grand jury, charged with murder. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters:"I have been doing this 30 years, this is the most asinine act by a police officer I have ever seen," "This is without question a murder."
A special transmitter releases high-frequency oscillations converted into sound in the brain without any acoustic signals travelling through the ear. U.S. patent 5,159,703 for “silent subliminal presentation system; nonaural carriers, very low or very high audio frequency range or amplitude or frequency modulated with the desired intelligence and propagated acoustically or vibrationally, for inducement into the brain.
The UK government's plans to deploy troops on Britain’s streets in the event of a major terrorist attack is an overreaction, could lead to dangerous trend of replacing civilian with military personnel; Baroness Jenny Jones, London Assembly member and deputy chair of the Police and Crime Committee.
Chief Constable Sara Thornton, head of National Police Chiefs' Council: officers' priorities are changing in response to budget cuts, changing face of crime; sexual offences, terrorism, cyber crime where we really need to focus.
Statistics from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: 10,642 people died as result of police chases 1982 to 2013. 1,994; 27%, were innocent bystanders. Eighty-seven percent of innocent bystanders were in automobiles. Pedestrians 8.5% of the total, motorcyclists 4%, bicyclists less than 1%. Police officers killed in such crashes; 25% had blood-alcohol counts higher than allowed.
Zoltan Istvan, Transhumanist Party presidential candidate: implant a surveillance brain chip in prisoners that notify the law, deploy a “tranquiliser triggered to block violent behavior.” Rest of society may follow, with their own rationales and justifications, spy chips inside the brain acceptable.
The military is everywhere in our arts and entertainment looking for a way to promote its public relations agenda. Pentagon directly influenced the production of a wide variety of television programming.
Miami Shores ordered couple to uproot their vegetable garden or pay $50 a day in fines; argued “have no fundamental constitutional right to a vegetable garden in their front yard, ordinance “designed to maintain aesthetic appeal of the community. Orlando couple faced $500 in fines per day for growing lettuce. Oak Park, Michigan, threatened Julie Bass three months jail for her garden.
A Native American activist was recently arrested and found dead in jail under conditions very similar to those of Sandra Bland in Texas. Rexdale W. Henry, 53, was recently found dead inside the Neshoba County Jail in Philadelphia, Mississippi, on July 14th. Arrest on July 9 for failure to pay a fine.
Currently 150 universities in U.S. using "Skyfactor" which monitors and assesses a students tests scores, how "COOPERATIVE" your parents are; documents class attendances, grades, participation in sports, visits to campus financial aid officer. "
At a news conference discussing the preliminary findings of an autopsy following Bland's alleged suicide at the Waller County Jail in Texas last week, officials placed heavy emphasis on marijuana reported to be found in the young woman's system.
New Jersey Governor and presidential hopeful Chris Christie: marijuana users “diseased,” ambitions to “crack down and not permit” marijuana use, even in states where the practice is legal. pledged that if elected he would have all of those diseased people in places like Colorado treated by armed federal agents.”
Seattle deputized the trashmen to snoop in trash cans to catch residents and businesses in non-compliance with new requirements to compost materials that break down, ordered to rat on residents’ trash habits to Seattle Public Utilities.
Fifth Circuit US Court of Appeals ruled air fresheners, rosaries, pro-police car stickers justifiable reason to pull over a car based on 2011 Texas case; police officer pulled over car had those items on display. Officer suspected occupants transporting drugs. Searched, didn't find drugs, found cash, which he confiscated. Driver sent to jail.
" Virginia Student Threat Assessment Guidelines (V-STAG) to help school administrators, mental health staff, law enforcement assess and respond to threat incidents involving students in kindergarten through 12th grade to prevent student violence."Police giving American addresses color coded threat ratings. Govt. assigned you a threat assessment while travelling in U.S. V-STAG developed by Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Department of Education.
After an assault by prison guards left a schizophrenic prisoner’s eyeball dangling from a thread on his cheek, none of the officers would speak up about what happened. Finally one brave corrections officer did - and he was fired for it just hours after the officer involved was sentenced for the assault.
Transportation funding bill in the Senate would end Social Security benefits for 200,000 people who have an outstanding felony arrest warrant—but have never been convicted by a court, or have a warrant for violating probation or parole, according to disability rights advocates tracking the legislation.
A Chicago investigator who determined that several civilian shootings by police officers were unjustified was fired after resisting orders to reverse those findings, according to internal records of his agency.
Citizens held to rigorous, if not completely invasive measures to test for substances, especially while targeted during the so-called War on Drugs. Police killed more Americans in 2014 than all U.S. mass shootings combined, Drug testing police involved in shootings is an argument up for debate in the state of North Carolina.
Many people complacent in the face of crumbling cultural values, and the steady march of tyranny, people who truly value freedom outnumbered by idiots and power tripping busybodies. Most people really struggle with having freedom. Because tyranny is much easier than freedom. Most people are happier when they don’t have a choice, and they don’t even realize it.
Former US General Wesley Clark promotes detaining domestic 'radicals' or people 'disloyal to United States' in internment camps for duration of war on terror, cites people who lose a job or break up with a girlfriend as being especially dangerous. If these people are radicalized, don't support the United States, and they're disloyal it's the government's right and obligation to segregate them from the normal community for duration of the conflict.
A single mother was placed under arrest by Houston police and later released after being accused of abandoning her children at a mall food court while she interviewed for a job just 30 feet at the McDonald’s in the food court well within sight while she interviewed.
Sandra Bland, 28 outspoken police accountability activist , died in police custody by “self-inflicted asphyxiation,” according to deputies, after assaulted by cops during routine traffic stop. ”Authorities claim she committed suicide. Sheriff Glenn Smith claimed Bland failed to use turn signal, pulled over for “improperly signaling a lane change. Sheriff Glenn Smith, was suspended for documented cases of racism when he was chief of Hempstead, Texas police, After more complaints, fired. Town of Waller then elected Smith as sheriff.
A newly-published video shows a Colorado Springs police officer during a November 2013 arrest, slamming a handcuffed 18-year-old woman face-down into the ground, knocking out her teeth while she was in hospital. Video part of a lawsuit against the department.
Waller County, TX — A Naperville woman died in police custody Monday, after being assaulted by cops just a few days before, during a routine traffic stop. Authorities are claiming the woman committed suicide. According to Waller County Sheriff’s Department, 28-year-old Sandra Bland was pulled over last Friday for “improperly signaling a lane change,”charged with “assault on a public servant.”
False flag attack is ideological weapon to control populations with fear of a manufactured enemy; The Gulf of Tonkin incident, Operation Ajax, Operation Gladio. Warning Signs of a False Flag: immediate comprehensive narrative, including a convenient culprit, narrative behind attack serves to leverage fear, as well as patriotism, Military, police drills occur near or on day of attack, high percentage of major domestic or international terror attacks involved simultaneous “training drills.
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) introduced legislation that would seize passport of any US citizen with “seriously delinquent tax debts.” Other circumstances under which US authorities can revoke your passport or refuse to renew it: If federal or state court ordered you not to leave the United States, another country request your extradition, you owe more than $2,500 in child support payments.
The hypocrisy of American police is beginning to bother even law and order conservatives. The New York Police Department is rivaling the black community in Ferguson in keeping alive the murders of their community members. We are constantly reminded of how dangerous it is to be a police officer.
Lawsuit alleges Texas SWAT team raid involved 40 police cars, kept residents of an off-grid community in handcuffs for several hours while code enforcement officers confiscated and destroyed their organic crops, agent spotted tomato, pepper, okra and basil plants mistaken for marijuana, to justify search warrant. City officials objected to the eco-friendly lifestyle, started citing the Garden for code violations because it might lower property values.
GEO Group Inc private prison operators imprison illegal immigrants awaiting deportation, allegedly forced detainees in Colorado to work for $1 a day. Lawsuit filed by nine current and former detainees represent over 1,000 detainees forced to work for free since 2004. GEO claims it follows wage rates of federal government; plaintiffs’ attorney, Brandt Milstein argued actions violated Trafficking Victims Protection Act. GEO Group reported $1.52 billion in total revenue in 2013.
High-priority 911 calls, defined as life-threatening crimes, will be filtered through a database to assess any possible threats an officer may encounter while responding. Database goes through all public information for call’s location; arrest records to pizza deliveries gives address a rating. Green means minimal threat, yellow a possible threat, red a major threat.” Shows officers threat level, criminal history of anyone living at the home, list of known friends and family members.
Alarming recent report revealed prominent psychologists colluded with CIA to create a framework for torture, person heading that partnership was Stephen Behnke, Ethics Director of the American Psychological Association.
According to news reports and data collected by advocacy groups, over past five years at least 28 students have been seriously injured, and in one case shot to death, by school resource officers—sworn; uniformed police assigned to provide security on K-12 campuses. Tennessee only state offered training specifically for officers deployed to schools.
As cannabis bans are relaxed in more U.S. states, race is on to develop an instant roadside breathalyzer for police to test drivers. Washington and Montana have set a THC limit of 5 nanograms/milliliter(n/mL),Pennsylvania has a 1 ng/mL limit. Other states prohibit drivers from having any cannabis in their system.
Barclay's bank froze a Rossiya Segodnya news agency account without explaining its reasons. “To close the account of one of the world’s leading news agencies is censorship, the direct obstruction of journalists’ work,” “What kind of press freedom and democracy can Britain claim to have if it prevents one of world's largest news agencies from working in the country?”
Former CIA contractor Steven Kelley: The United States is using the science of psychology to control people, are using “ pseudo science of psychology and the mental institutions to control people and to stifle dissent.” Psychologists took actions that aided the CIA’s interrogation program
The principal of a Salem, Oregon, elementary school is apologizing for a letter sent to parents that said the school will call DHS if parents don’t pick up their children on time each day. In the letter it said: “Children must be picked up on time. If they are not picked up on time, we will call DHS and you will then have to pick them up at court the next day.”
On the night of June 28, McIntire was on his way home when a Florida detective was on his way to a call of about a robbery. On the way the officer struck Bill McIntyre decapitating him, and then sped off. He never stopped to help or report striking anything with his cruiser. 11 days after Tampa Bay police quietly called the family and told them that it was a police officer who killed McIntire.
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.
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