Of those 6,000 held, only 68 people were allowed access to attorneys or had their whereabouts released publicly. The vast majority of those held in Homan Square were done so under entirely illegal circumstances. No contemporaneous public record of someone’s presence at Homan Square is known to exist.
The $825,000 Z Backscatter Vans the NYPD drives around the city look like regular police vans, but are equipped with powerful X-rays that can see through walls and vehicles. NYPD’s refusal to disclose information is further undercut by the fact that other agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security, have already revealed the same types of information about similar technology.
Cables leaked by U.S. Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning reveal plot by the U.S. government to assassinate Bolivian President Evo Morales and overthrow his administration. TeleSUR, a Latin American TV network, reported last week the Bolivian government is continuing a formal investigation into the allegations, despite denials by U.S. government officials.
Saudi Arabia planning to behead and then publicly crucify a 21-year-old protester, who was a child at the time of his alleged ‘crime, sits on the United Nations’ Human Rights Council.
Federal officials plan to announce on Monday that all drones will have to be registered with the U.S. Transportation Department. U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and F.A.A. Administrator Michael Huerta will hold a press conference in Washington D.C. to explain the government’s plans to create a new registration system that all drone buyers will be required to use.
Darrel Whitman decided to sound the alarm over the dysfunction he had seen while working for OSHA. He was employed with the Whistleblower Protection Program within OSHA, and investigated claims of illegal activity and safety issues among workers. But after revealing that his department managers closed complaints to alleviate backlogs, altered reports, and failed to protect workers who complained, he was fired.
Google believes that screening and censoring information requested by its users will help avoid “websites full of misinformation” from showing up at the top of the search list. By sorting through the actual content of websites to determine whether or not they fit the official narrative for the particular idea or concept presented, the Knowledge Vault will act as a type of knowledge gatekeeper in censoring out information and content deemed to be “false.”
Fresh protests have sprung up protesting the actions of police an 18-year old black teen identified as Jason Goolsby was tackled and detained after a white couple reportedly called in a suspicious report on three black teens standing around a bank ATM. No crime was committed, but Goolsby was tacked after running from police responding to the call and “resisting,” which led to his being put in handcuffs. His friend was also detained for filming the incident and ‘interfering.’
Local News 10 spoke to a parent, whose child attends the school. They said police have been handing out citations to parents every day, although there is limited parking availability for parents.
“There is not enough parking here,” another parent, Alex Montes, said. “And they put a whole bunch of no parking signs that were not here last year. Now what they do is wait for the parents every morning and every afternoon to give us tickets.”
EPA is running a $160 million PR Machine, $715 million police agency, a near $1 billion employment agency for seniors, and a $1.2 billion in-house law firm,” said Adam Andrzejewski, the founder of Open the Books. From page 13 of the report: EPA agents have the latest state of the art ‘policing’ gear such as “guns and ammunition,” “camouflage and other deceptive equipment,” “night vision,” “unmanned aircraft,” “radar,” “body armor,” “surveillance equipment,” “mobile GPS monitors.
Tuesday, the Justice Department announced that they will release about 6,000 inmates between October 30 and November 2. This will be the largest ever one-time release of federal prisoners in the history of the United States.
A woman in Carlsbad, California is suing police after an officer punched her in the face while arresting her over an alleged seatbelt violation.
Police refuse to investigate an off-duty officer of using excessive force after mistaking an elderly stroke victim for a drunk driver; after throwing a 70-year-old man out of his truck, the cop restrained him on the ground by pressing his knee into a blocked artery on the side of the elderly man’s neck. Although he repeatedly informed the officer that he was suffering from a stroke, the enraged cop continued to manhandle him until other officers finally arrived.
Human rights are no longer a “top priority” for the Government, Britain’s most senior Foreign Office official has admitted, as ministers put resources into supporting trade deals ahead of tackling injustice in other parts of the world. In a remarkably frank admission to MPs, Sir Simon McDonald, Permanent Secretary at the Foreign Office, said that human rights no longer had the “profile” within his department that they had “in the past”.
British Prime Minister David Cameron stirred outrage this week when he rejected growing calls for slavery reparations and instead offered £25 million for a new prison that would allow his government to deport Jamaican nationals incarcerated in the UK to serve out their sentences on the Caribbean island.
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