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.
Bernard Noble, an individual serving 13 years for possessing two marijuana joints applied for clemency and was recently denied. The reason behind the denial was he had not yet served 10 years in prison. Gov. Jindal and his administration refuses to show compassion.
Vatican scheduled to release Pope Francis’ letter on climate change to the world. One of the speakers who will present the letter is Professor John Schnellnhuber, director of the Postdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. Has stated the world is overpopulated by 6 billion people. Put forth “Master Plan” for a world government; an earth constitution, a global council and a planetary court.
Named Person scheme, allow health workers to “monitor” youngsters; flagging parents who refuse vaccinations. Network will join with another NHS database containing medical records of everybody north of the Border, the Community Health Index (CHI). Target start date of August 2016, cost of £32million. Scottish Lib Dem leader Willie Rennie called for parliamentary debate on the plans, “fuel concerns” Scotland is moving closer to ID cards.
State officials seized six children because they were temporarily living in tents, for nine days. Family was near a state park, purchased a pass to shower there, also had a generator. Parents won a court ruling based on the mother and children eligible for enrollment in Tlingit Native American tribe. Federal Indian Child Welfare Act makes it more difficult for state officials to separate Native American families.
Applying military assets to defeat a failed drug policy to protect the public from a plant legalized in multiple states for medical and recreational use. U.S. has largest prison population in the world, 2.3 million behind bars. More than half a million incarcerated for a drug law violation.
Eric Wilson on his way home from his job at Lighthouse for the Blind, stopped by two Little Rock Police officers alleging he “fit the description” of a suspect. Wilson complied with the officers. One of the officers jumped on his back and slammed him to the ground, went to the hospital, diagnosed with a strained lumbar. According to police report, officers feared for their safety.
Massachusetts Senators Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren introduced legislation; “Handgun Trigger Safety Act” demand “anyone selling a handgun must retrofit it with personalization technology before that sale can be completed.” Operate with fingerprint technology, password recognition, or being in range of an electronic bracelet or ring.
The virus used to hack the Russian cybersecurity company Kaspersky Labs is an improved version of the malicious software that was used in an attempt to monitor nuclear negotiations with Iran, according to Kaspersky. Israel is believed to be behind both hacks, as each strain of malware is also a variant of the Stuxnet virus deployed against Iran by the U.S. and Israel in 2010.
Iowa Supreme Court overturned a woman’s conviction for public intoxication, ruling she was intoxicated on front porch of her home which isn’t a public place according to law. Justices agreed if front stairs of a family home were considered a public place, it would create “absurd results,” make it a “crime to sit there calmly on a breezy summer day and sip a mojito” or grill with “bourbon-infused barbecue sauce.”
US Department of Justice served Reason — a popular libertarian magazine and web site — with a grand jury subpoena demanding that it provide “any and all identifying information” it possesses regarding certain commenters on reporter Nick Gillespie’s coverage of Ulbricht’s sentencing. US government is trying to track down people who say things it doesn’t like which no reasonable person could construe as “true threats” for possible prosecution.
North Carolina legislature has overridden a veto of a law that will allow businesses to sue employees who report illegal or unethical corporate behavior. Republican Governor Pat McCrory vetoed the bill that provided for businesses to pursue civil charges against employees who photograph, shoot video even if the intent is to expose wrongdoing.
The number of people killed by police so far this year topped 500 this week as the nationwide epidemic of police violence continued, with cops killing 20 people over the past seven days alone.
Florida couple arrested and charged with felony neglect after their 11-year-old son was left alone in the back yard playing basketball for 90 minutes. A busy body neighbor decided this was far too dangerous, and called the cops. The child was taken from the parents and placed in foster care.
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