Department of Justice and FBI have formally admitted that the majority of FBI forensic hair analysts provided flawed testimony and false evidence against criminal defendants for nearly three decades. With the advent of DNA testing, the FBI has discovered their own forensic examiners gave erroneous testimony in more than 95% of cases that have been reviewed.
Detroit, MI– Officer Joseph Weekley had not been on the force since 2010 when he shot a sleeping child in the head during a botched raid executed on the wrong home has been reinstated to the force. The raid was being filmed for an episode of The First 48, and many believe the excessive tactics used were employed simply to create drama and excitement for the camera.
Manhattan district attorney Cyrus Vance:“Apple has created a phone that cannot be accessed by law enforcement even when a court has authorized us to look at its contents.”“That’s going to be the terrorists’ communication device of choice.”
Police in the US city of Baltimore are carrying out a criminal investigation into the death of an African-American man whose spine was broken in their custody, 80 percent severed at his neck. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake promised a thorough investigation into the death and vowed to ensure the city hold "the right people accountable."
Transportation Security Administration: plainclothes people at SeaWorld and Disney doing the same behavior detection, looking for the same indicators we look for at the airport. Suspicious behaviors include: Excessive laughter, wearing a disguise, carrying an almanac, arriving late for your flight, carrying prepaid phone cards gazing down eyes too wide open, clearing your throat too frequently, having a bobbing Adam’s apple.
The latest documents released by Wikileaks reveal some uncomfortable – yet unsurprising – truths about the relationship between Hollywood and the US Government. In its propaganda efforts against Russia, the US State Department may have pressured Sony – and some of the biggest stars – into cooperating.
As the Missouri national guard prepared to deploy to the streets of Ferguson last year during protests sparked by the shooting death of Michael Brown, the troops used highly militarised language such as “enemy forces” and “adversaries” to refer to citizen demonstrators.
The FBI head agent in charge of the anthrax investigation – Richard Lambert – has just filed a federal whistleblower lawsuit calling the entire FBI investigation bulls**t:
THE TRANS-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement largest economic treaty ever currently involves 12 countries, 40 percent of world's GDP. Negotiated in secret-text of agreement will be released four years after deal signed. Most controversial part is investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) arrangement, gives "investors" right to sue governments if they pass laws that impede profits.
Bloggers, conspiracy theorists and people who challenge establishment narratives on the Internet were all likened to ISIS terrorists during a Congressional hearing, accused Russian state broadcaster RT of weaponizing “conspiracy theories” to spread propaganda, characterized people who challenge establishment narratives as a “cult.”
Before the nineteenth century, there were no police forces that we would recognize as such anywhere in the world. In the Northern United States, there was a system of elected constables and sheriffs, much more responsible to the population in a very direct way than the police are today. In the South, the closest thing to a police force was the slave patrols. Then, as Northern cities grew and filled with mostly immigrant wage workers who were physically and socially separated from the ruling class, the wealthy elite who ran the various municipal governments hired hundreds and then thousands of armed men to impose order on the new working class neighborhoods.
A federal judge in California declined on Wednesday to remove marijuana from the federal list of most dangerous narcotics, rejecting a closely watched request from people accused of illegally growing pot, prosecutors said. Marijuana activists had been encouraged when U.S. District Judge Kimberly Mueller considered arguments for reclassifying marijuana during a five-day evidentiary hearing last year. Pot is listed by the U.S. government as a so-called Schedule One drug along with narcotics such as heroin.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is questioning the Department of Homeland Security’s decision to keep secret its plan to shut down mobile phone service during “critical emergencies.” The court originally sided with the federal government that the plan should not be disclosed under a Freedom of Information Act request, but has since revisited the ruling and has ordered the DHS to explain the secrecy.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) inspector generalreleased hundreds of of emails, other documents in support of its investigation of improper influence on the EB-5 immigration program. Many of the documents discuss hundreds of millions of dollars in financing for film and television productions from Sony Pictures and Time Warner with prominent politicians including former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendall and former Los Angeles mayorAntonio Villaraigosa.
Fewer human insurance adjusters may be needed in the field now. Instead, drones will be checking on your insurance claim after a disaster. The FAA just approved use of drones in insurance investigations by insurance bigwigs AIG, following the approval of similar bots for State Farm.
Former CIA Director Michael Hayden: rectal hydration of Guantanamo detainees was a "medical procedure", human rights attorney Michael Ratner: this was a torture tactic used to break hunger strikes and intimidate detainees.
A sheriff’s deputy in Hunts County, Texas, is under investigation after being caught on video hitting a 38-year-old woman who loudly told him she was pregnant, the Dallas Observer reported.
On Tuesday, the board voted 2-to-1 to prohibit staff "from engaging in global warming or climate change work" while on the clock at the Board of Commissioners. The move comes as Republicans on the board expressed outrage that the board's executive director, Tia Nelson, had served on a state global warming task force in 2007 and 2008, which was organized by former Gov. Jim Doyle (D).
April edition of The Police Chief magazine, Paul LaCommare, Commander of the West Covina Police Department in West Covina, California, discusses new ways for law enforcement to raise money in light of dwindling revenue streams. recommendations were fine increases by 50 percent, pay-per-call policing, vacation house check fees, state and court fees for all convicted felons returning to the community, agency name to be used for advertisement and branding, resident fee similar to a utility tax, tax or fee on all alcohol sold in the city, tax or fee on all ammunition sold in, the city, public safety fees on all new development in the city, 9-1-1 fee per use, police department website with business advertisement for support, police department–run firearm safety classes.
Boycotts will target food and merchandise vendors, construction companies, laundry services, uniforms companies, prison equipment vendors, cafeteria services, manufacturers of pepper spray, body armor and the array of medieval instruments used for the physical control of prisoners, and a host of other contractors that profit from mass incarceration.
A white South Carolina police officer has been charged with murder after video surfaced showing him shooting a fleeing, unarmed black man. The New York Times published the video Tuesday; it appears to show Officer Michael T. Slager of the North Charleston, South Carolina, police department, scuffling with Walter L. Scott after a traffic stop. Scott is seen turning to run away; Slager then appears to fire eight shots, and Scott falls to the ground.
Just last month, in the 31 days of March, police in the United States killed more people than the UK did in the entire 20th century. In fact, it was twice as many; police in the UK only killed 52 people during that 100 year period.
An ex-Houston police officer broke down in tears after he was sentenced to life in prison Monday for raping a waitress in the back of his patrol car.
Police take hundreds of millions of dollars from motorists not charged with crimes.”Privatized prison system $70 billion per year industry that demands more incarceration. Prisoners make McDonald’s uniforms, circuit boards for IBM, Texas Instruments and Dell. Halliburton subsidiary, Dick Cheney’s firm, awarded $385 million federal contract to build concentration camps in the US. School security industry a $4.9 billion annual business that instills in youth acceptance of tyranny.
In September 2014 the Ukrainian interim Prime Minister Arseny “Jaz” Yatsenyuk announced plans to build a wall after the Berlin model on the border with Russia. The electric fence with barbed wire and mines will be 2,000 kilometres in length and cost around €100 million. The project will be financed mainly by EU taxpayers’ money.
More than 750 plaintiffs are suing the Johns Hopkins Hospital System Corp. over its role in medical experiments in Guatemala in the 1940s and 1950s in which subjects—including orphans, other children and mental patients, according to plaintiffs—were deliberately infected with venereal diseases without their consent. These experiments came to light in 2010.
California Polytechnic State University-Pomona is now requiring students who engage in free speech activities on campus to apply for a permit issued weekdays between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Also seek approval from school officials over the content and to restrict his activity to a campus “free-speech zone.”
Ukrainian President Poroshenko has submitted a bill to his country’s parliament allowing for the internment of Russian citizens living in Ukraine. On January 27, the Ukrainian parliament adopted a bill recognizing Russia as an aggressor country.
Ukrainian journalist and political analyst Yuri Romanenko says it's time for Ukraine's Armed Forces to start a deliberate campaign of murdering Russian journalists in Donbass, for the purpose of attracting global media attention. " We need to direct Ukrainian army snipers to shoot people wearing PRESS helmets, making them priority targets."
Recent announcement that India (a constitutional republic) has now green-lighted drones for controlling “unruly crowds. India already has embarked on a range of oppressive measures throughout their society, including biometric national ID program for all of its 1.2 billion residents.
A hard-working Texas man, campus electrician for Tarrant County College; works from before sun-up to after sun-downwas thrown in jail after warrant was issued for his arrest for an overgrown lawn. Unable to pay fine, $1,700.
Purvi Patel, a 33 year old woman who says that she had a miscarriage, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for neglect of a dependent and feticide. She is the first woman in the United States to ever be sentenced for such a crime.
Thousands of courts across the country are using private companies to deal with individuals sentenced to probation and collect hundreds of millions of dollars in the process. Added fees and monthly surcharges for probation periods create a “snowballing” effect, costs quickly pile up into unmanageable debt, making petty infractions a road to endless entanglement with the criminal justice system, with significant costs.
Joseph James Greer sued City of Hayward for wrongful death of his father, James Greer. Claims BART officers pulled over his father at sobriety checkpoint his father complied, told officers he was healing from gunshot wound,had a protruding hernia in his stomach. Officers demanded that he lie down on his stomach when he couldn’t do it, they forced him to the ground. Five officers sat on him His father died from“excessive weight of the officers” and “multiple Tasings.”
Ferguson, Missouri: In this city of 21,000 people, 16,000 have outstanding arrest warrants. In fact, in 2013 alone, authorities issued 9,000 warrants for over 32,000 offenses. That’s one-and-a-half offenses for every resident of Ferguson in just one year. Most of the warrants are for minor offenses such as traffic or parking violations. And they’re part of a structural pattern of abuse, according to a recent Department of Justice investigation.
Nashville’s district attorney recently banned his staff from using invasive surgery as a bargaining chip, local attorneys had been using sterilization as part of plea bargains. Davidson County District Attorney Glenn Funk: “I have let my office know that is not an appropriate condition of a plea. It is now policy that sterilization will never be a condition of deal-making in the district attorney's office."
A father sent his 6th grade child's homework from Science class. It asks (and then answers) the question: Are genetically modified foods safe to eat? The sheet pretends to ask if GMOs are safe to eat, but never offers any info contrary to the answer - yes. Whether the student's answers are right or wrong, the message is clear - GMO vaccine-foods are a healthy part of a complete breakfast.
Chicago police stopped a quarter of a million people over a four-month period in 2014 without arresting them, surpassing New York City, where years of protest against stop-and-frisk forced the policy of racial profiling into national spotlight, led a federal judge to declare in 2013 that the NYPD's use of stop-and-frisk violated the constitutional rights of Black and Latino New Yorkers who were targeted.
An undercover video taped in 2012 showed Idaho dairy workers beating cows, prompting criminal convictions. State lawmakers responded -- by banning undercover videos.
Retired pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson, a possible Republican presidential candidate, is weighing in on the contentious issue of mandatory vaccinations – asserting people shouldn’t be allowed to refuse shots on religious or philosophical grounds.
Chief Justice James Hardesty testified before Senate Finance and Ways and Means subcommittee the court needed $700,000 by May 1 or it will be out of money, added law enforcement not generating amount of revenue from traffic tickets as it once did, that’s robbing high court of funds. Illinois, speeding tickets produce money for state budget, very little going to local governments.
The online employment service Jobaline.com doesn’t really use the face-to-face interviews, but rather feeds research and algorithms into a computer, which then judges candidates based on how their voice sounds. There are, apparently, different choices for different voices.
Late United States Marine Corps Major General Smedley D. Butler retirement speech titled “War is a Racket”. wrote longer version as a small book. exposed the Business Plot, an alleged plan to overthrow the U.S. government.told congressional committee a group of wealthy businessmen (including individuals from General Motors, Prescott Bush, grandfather of George Bush Jr., J.P. Morgan, and Rockefeller dynasty.) Companies Profiting the Most From War.
The Justice Department has ordered bank tellers across America to contact law enforcement if they suspect your cash withdrawal may have something to do with illicit activity. There doesn’t need to be proof, or any sort of red flag indicator – merely suspicion by the bank teller processing your transaction is now enough to have you investigated by authorities.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a complaint with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) about controversial airport-security practice known as ‘behavioral detection’,they say is ineffective. TSA uses behavioral detection system as part of its Screening Passengers by Observation Techniques program, trained officers look out for suspicious passengers who aren sent for further screening. TSA never said what kind of suspicious behavior they are looking for, critics say things like fidgeting, sweating and eye movement can trigger suspicion.
Ukraine’s Minister of Information Policy announced that he seeks eight to 15 year prison terms for employees of Donetsk and Luhansk television stations.
Can Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu be believed? He urges Jews around the world to immigrate to Israel (known as “making aliya“) where, he says, they will be safe forever...
Scott reportedly ordered longtime employee of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to take time off and seek professional mental treatment for using the term "climate change" in reference to the failed Keystone XL Pipeline project, according to the group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.
German police launched massive crackdown on protests against austerity in Europe Wednesday. Between 10,000 and 20,000 people in Frankfurt participated in a demonstration that coincided with opening of the new headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB). Police responded with massive deployment of 8,000 officers, largest mobilization in the history of the Frankfurt security forces.
Portland cops arrested a homeless woman for charging her phone on a public outlet, a Class C misdemeanor. According to the Electrical Research Institute, it costs about 25 cents a year to charge the average mobile phone. If the phone had gone from zero charge to full charge, the cost would have amounted to mere fractions of a penny.
An Israeli surveillance aerostat, extensively used during the latest war in Gaza, approved for purchase by the US Army, can stay airborne for three days in any weather. Designed for surveillance over “fixed sites, such as military bases, temporary camps, strategic facilities and border crossing checkpoints.”
Katherine Paul, Associate Director of Organic Consumers Association (OCA), organization dedicated to protecting organic standards, censored from SXSW. OCA was asked to sit on the “Southbites: Feed Your Mind” debate in Austin, Texas. Their invitation revoked from orders of Cathleen Enright, executive Vice President of food & agriculture, for the Biotech Industry Organization (BIO).
Some 350 people have been detained at the Blockupy protest in Frankfurt on the day the European Central Bank headquarters open in the city. 88 police have been injured in clashes. Tear gas was used against protesters, who pelted stones and torched cars.
While the default phone encryption offered by Apple (and at some point in the future by Google) still remains free of law enforcement/intelligence "Golden Backdoors," the agencies are one step closer to being legally permitted to hack nearly any computer in the world.
The student is suspended for a year. A sheriff’s deputy files marijuana possession charges in juvenile court. The leaf had field-tested negative three times, policy treats “lookalike” and “imitation” drugs the same as the real thing.
The proposed law to force intermediaries to 'detect, using automatic processing, suspicious flows of connection data'. Internet service providers as well as platforms like Google, Facebook, Apple and Twitter would have to identify suspicious behavior, according to instructions they received, pass the results to investigators.
The Texas Department of Public Safety is recommending the addition of up to 4,000 cameras to be placed along the US-Mexico border, in an effort to curb the burgeoning human trafficking trade and other illicit activity.
.A recent decision by Ministry of Interior ordered every cabaret and motel in the country, should have a system of video cameras in hallways, waiting rooms, entrances, requirement for obtaining a permit to operate; must record everything that happens in front of their lenses, store those videos for six months.
Seventeen people have been killed by police in the week since the Obama Justice Department announced that it would not bring federal charges against Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Missouri cop who killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown in August.
Obama administration abandoning plans to ban a popular rifle ammunition after onslaught of criticism from the public and lawmakers. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives received more than 80,000 overwhelmingly critical public comments on the proposal to outlaw some types of 5.56 mm rounds, or .223 caliber. Hundreds of lawmakers, including 52 U.S. senators, also objected.
September 1st, 1961, United States filed with United Nations document number 7277, titled Freedom From War: The United States Program for General and Complete Disarmament in a Peaceful World, pledging to submit to UN military authority and to dismantle our own military capability; absorbed into a domestic police force integrated into UN “peacekeeping” force with dominion over the United States.
New system, to support infantry soldiers entering hostile areas, designed for surveillance and lethality, self-contained communication system, could enable suppression of local communications for urban populations while the drone network remains fully independent and operable.
By targeting essential security keys used to encrypt data stored on Apple’s devices, the researchers have sought to thwart the company’s attempts to provide mobile security to hundreds of millions of Apple customers across the globe. U.S. government-sponsored research aimed at discovering ways to decrypt and penetrate Apple’s encrypted firmware.
A judge issued an arrest order Tuesday for a Florida woman who fled with her son to prevent his circumcision and ignored a demand to appear in court. Her attorney, Thomas Hunker, said his client is staying with her 4-year-old son in a shelter for domestic violence victims because the boy was "scared to death" of undergoing the surgery.
The latest big report from the Intercept is about an annual hackathon, put on by the CIA (which the NSA and others participate in) where they try to hack encrypted systems, with a key focus on Apple products. The CIA calls this its annual "Trusted Computing Base Jamboree." The whole point: how can the CIA undermine trusted computing systems.
There’s a reason cannabis is illegal and no, it isn’t because you might “get high” off of it. Cannabis is a huge threat to many mega industries, from Big Ag to Big Pharma to Big Oil, the fake economy built around the “war on drugs” and the prison-industrial complex.
On March 7, 2015, the state-wide drill, entitled Operation Vigilant Guard, took place under the pretext of preparation for the inevitable destruction a hurricane would bring to South Carolina. According to reports in the local media, the drills were based on the premise of the landfall of a Category 4 hurricane and “how they’d respond to get citizens help” in such an event.
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Department of Justice agency devoted to preventing drug use and sale within the US, tells its agents not to enforce drug laws in rich white areas, according to former employee Matthew Fogg.
Hundreds of people participated in protests over the weekend in Madison, Wisconsin after a police officer gunned down an unarmed nineteen-year-old on Friday. Anthony Terrell Robinson, Jr. died after Matt Kenny, a twelve-year veteran of the Madison Police Department (MPD), forced his way into Robinson’s home and fatally shot him.
“Corporate America is using police forces as their mercenaries.”—Ray Lewis, Retired Philadelphia Police Captain. Private cops often wear police uniforms, carry police-grade weapons, and perform many of the same duties as public cops. but not held to the same legal standards.
No money in solving murders or preventing rapes, police in America focus on traffic citations and the drug war, both highly profitable. 4 Tennessee state troopers exposed their department for enforcing a quota system. City and state governments addicted to these revenue streams, now seeing military raids on people in attempts to find drugs and money.
Sir Bernard Hogan Howe, the head of London’s Metropolitan Police Service is now urging residents to put CCTV cameras with facial recognition capabilities in their homes and businesses. There is one CCTV camera for every 11 people in the UK.
“When will the surveillance gathering conducted by the NSA turn into persecution”? tyranny has two stages. In the first “enemies” of the state are identified. Lists are created. Second: identified groups singled out for “corrective” action usually on an incremental basis, singled out for employment discrimination, travel restrictions, residency restrictions, inevitable incarcerations and worse.
Circuit Judge Jeffrey Dana Gillen: Heather Hironimus now under court orders to sign off on her 4-year-old being circumcised. If she refuses, she will be jailed. is officially in contempt of court. The judge says because she violated a 2012 parenting plan wherein she agreed with boy’s father to have their son circumcised, later changed her mind doesn’t believe the boy should be circumcised.
The US government has no external “need to manipulate” mass media outlets such as “Time magazine, for example, because there are Agency [CIA] people at the management level.”
New York Police Department official Zachary Tumin in charge of NYPD’s social media p̶r̶e̶s̶e̶n̶c̶e̶ propaganda; tweeted that innocent people shot by cops have “gone off their meds” and are “walking into police bullets.”
are there any more of these police run “black sites” that we don’t know about? This doesn’t inspire a lot of confidence for America’s future. If they can get away with this today, what will they try tomorrow? . When someone disappears without a trace, we have to accept the possibility that it could happen to us as well.
Ronald J Brockmeyer, whose court allegedly jailed impoverished defendants unable to pay fines of a few hundred dollars, has a string of outstanding debts to the US government dating back to 2007, according to tax filings obtained by the Guardian from authorities in Missouri.
The White House is trying to get 5.56 “armor piercing” rounds classified as “cop killer” bullets. But there’s only one problem: no cop has ever been killed by the “green-tipped” AR-15 ammunition. White House spokesman Josh Earnest: 5.56/.223-caliber M855 ball ammunition must be banned because it can shoot through bullet proof vests. While true, so can just about any rifle hunting round. Are they next?
When the Fitzgeralds’ 30-year-old pony, an American Miniature Horse, wandered out of its barn February 18, he made it 150 yards to a neighbor’s yard, decided to lie down and rest for a while. Neighbor called police, a sheriff’s deputy showed up, tried to get the pony named Gir to stand up. But Gir didn’t feel like getting up. So the officer shot Gir twice, killing the family pet.
OSU: all first-year students who attend at least half-time with one on-campus course will have to be fully vaccinated. OSU says new students will be required to submit proof of vaccinations, students who don’t will have a hold placed on their account. The school says it will grant exemptions for religious and medical reasons. US government openly admits vaccines can cause polio, seizures and death in published 'Vaccine Injury Table'
“Reliable estimates of the number of justifiable homicides committed by police officers in the United States do not exist,” average of 545 people killed by local and state law enforcement officers in US uncounted in country’s crime statistics every year for almost a decade. More Likely to Be Killed By Texting While Driving, Lightning, Alcoholism, Food Poisoning, Choking On Food, Obesity, Medical Errors than by Terrorists.
County attorneys and sheriffs in Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska joined the suit against Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper to reinstitute marijuana prohibition. Filed with the U.S. District Court in Denver, the lawsuit’s primary argument is that Amendment 64, the ballot measure approved by Colorado voters in 2012 that legalized marijuana for adults 21 years of age, “is preempted by federal law.
February 2013, Department of Justice started a pilot program allowing the ATF to process property related to drug offenses through administrative forfeiture, when weapons were also being seized. By Sept. 30, 2014, the ATF had seized and processed assets with a total value in excess of $19,300,000. Formerly, if it seized something "drug-related," it had to turn it over to the DEA or a US Attorney for processing. Now, it can handle forfeitures from start-to-finish.
When it comes to government regulation of the internet, the stake dramatically escalates far beyond simply the cost of service. The essay, When Net Neutrality Becomes Programmed Censorship argues the case that inevitably the web will eventually be assimilated into a Chinese styled content restrictive enforcement system.
Matt Fairbanks, Drug Enforcement Administration agent said rabbits could get addicted to pot, lose their natural instincts and sit around getting high all the time should a bill pass that would allow medical marijuana edibles in Utah, said he saw rabbits addicted to weed at illegal grow sites.
Vice President Joe Biden: “The affirmative task we have now is to actually create a new world order,”said the world’s leaders must adopt a new understanding of security. “Collective security today must encompass not only the security of nations,”“but also mankind’s security in a global environment vulnerable to debilitating changes wrought by man’s own endeavors.
Obama said he was concerned about Beijing’s plans for a far-reaching counterterrorism law that would require technology firms to hand over encryption keys, the passcodes that help protect data, and install security “backdoors” in their systems to give Chinese authorities surveillance access. US Trade Rep Michael Froman issued a statement criticizing China for doing same thing US DOJ is arguing the US should be doing.
More than two dozen Democrats in the House and Senate and one Republican want to give U.S. attorney general power to block sale of guns and explosives to known terrorists, and anyone who is “appropriately suspected” of being a terrorist. The Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act was introduced this week by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.)
The United Nations has renewed its warnings to Uruguay and the US states of Colorado and Washington that their cannabis legalisation policies fail to comply with the international drug treaties.
Google funded research team is to compute a“Knowledge-Based Trust score” for every web page, based on Google’s own “Knowledge Vault”, an automated database that determines “facts the web unanimously agrees on, web pages that provide information that contradicts or questions Google’s own established “truth”, will be bumped down the rankings.
In 2012, Sharpstown, a community of 66,000 located just southwest of Houston, declined to renew its contract with the constable’s office, essentially dismissing its cops, hired SEAL Security Solutions, a private firm, to patrol their streets, has seen a 61% decrease is crime.
Video footage of Los Angeles police officers shooting dead a homeless black man, aka Africa, has triggered an avalanche of protest on social media. The man had allegedly been just recently released after spending 10 years in a psychiatric facility.
A police officer in South Carolina has been fired after it was found his use of his taser on an unarmed 65-year-old man bound to a wheelchair was "inappropriate."
Measure seeks “to avoid disorder, to support the legitimately constituted authority and to reject any aggression, facing it immediately and with the necessary means”. While some people supported the measure, opposition politicians, human rights activists and citizens condemned the announcement, especially through social networks.
Because he can’t get Congress to approve the things that he wants to do, Barack Obama has apparently decided to rule by decree for the rest of his time in the White House.
The Guardian published an eye-opening report about the police of Chicago. According to the newspaper, Chicago police officers, as it turns out, detain Americans at "black sites." The sites are very similar to those the CIA uses worldwide for interrogation and torture of suspected terrorists.
In a vote tomorrow, the Federal Communications Commission is expected to reclassify the Internet as a public utility under Title II of the Telecommunications Act. Despite this change in the function of the web, no Congressional debate took place, no bills were introduced and no legislation was signed. Majority of Americans unaware that this is taking place, news networks are offering scant coverage.
A new intelligence assessment, circulated by the Department of Homeland Security focuses on domestic terror threat from right-wing sovereign citizen extremists. Some federal and local law enforcement groups view the domestic terror threat from sovereign citizen groups as equal to — and in some cases greater than — the threat from foreign Islamic terror groups, such as ISIS, that garner more public attention.
In a letter to D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser, two Republican congressmen Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), chair of the appropriations subcommittee that handles D.C.’s budget, warned not to move forward with legalization in the District, claiming that to do so would be a violation of federal law.
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