There have been “angry and chaotic” scenes in a London borough where more than 50 residents were warned they could be unable to vote in the general election due to a technical glitch with IT systems.
Motel and hotel clerks are systematically sharing “do not rent” lists and helping police to run checks on guests daily for outstanding warrants. Staying at Motel 6, and other chains pursuing similar policies, now includes a hidden background check that puts ordinary travelers one step away from a call to police.
The French National Assembly overwhelmingly passed the Intelligence Law Tuesday, retroactively sanctioning mass spying carried out by the intelligence services, formally sets up the surveillance infrastructure for a police state in France, allowing the government to collect data on the entire population.
Following reports that scientists at the United States Department of Agriculture are being harrassed and their research on bee-killing pesticides is being censored or suppressed, a broad coalition of farmers, environmentalists, fisheries and food-safety organizations urged an investigation in a May 5 letter sent to Phyllis K. Fong, USDA Inspector General.
After reviewing video of an officer-related shooting that claimed the life of an unarmed transient on Venice Beach, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said he was disturbed by what he saw, telling reporters he saw “No extraordinary circumstances,” that should have led to the shooting.
Residents of Paradise Valley, Arizona, were being denied answers on why decoy cacti containing surveillance cameras have been installed all over their town. After persistent questioning, town leaders finally admitted that the cameras are license plate readers which will cross check license plates against a hotlist database.
Chicago approved an unprecedented deal on Wednesday to compensate victims tortured in police custody in the 1970s and 80s under the regime of a notorious former police commander, in an attempt to close a dark chapter in the city’s history. A historic package of reparations will be paid out to living survivors, in the first gesture of its kind in America.
Montana's HB 463 requiring police to convict a property owner of a crime before permanent forfeiture proceedings, raises legal threshold for forfeiture in the event of a conviction, requiring police to present "clear and convincing evidence" seized property is connected to criminal activity, a pretrial process, allows owners of seized property to defend themselves against civil forfeiture.
Widespread protest failed to prevent Canada’s ruling Conservative Party from pushing sweeping anti-terror legislation; legal scholars, civil liberties groups, opposition politicians and pundits of every persuasion say will replace country’s democracy with a police state. The Globe and Mail newspaper denounced as a a plan to create a “secret police force”.
A northern California pastor will serve no more than four months in jail for molesting a 9-year-old girl multiple times. Florida couple found guilty of having consensual sex on a public beach could face 15 years in prison for their conviction on lewd and lascivious exhibition charges.
Internet pioneer Vint Cerf: creating defects in encryption systems for law enforcement, often known as “back doors,” was “super, super risky” and not the “right answer.” Providing such access raises constitutional and legal questions.
Bill H.B. 2346 would grant commissioned officers of the Federal Reserve some of the powers given to sworn peace officers – including powers of arrest, search and seizure – in matters taking place on Federal Reserve property or, more broadly, in matters related to the Fed.
Employees are issued an RFID-enabled badge that a computer reads while they are at work. As they go about their day, the system collects information — when they arrive, eat lunch, or go to the restroom, for instance, or which computers they log into. The system then uses the information to establish patterns and issue an alert if something is amiss.
The mother of a black man whom Philadelphia police shot in the back of the head during a traffic stop claims in court the officers planted a gun on him. According to the complaint officers were aggressive from the get-go,says that they instigated a struggle and then shot him from behind when Tate-Brown tried to run away from the beating because he feared they would kill him.
Last year, four black parole officers driving on their way to arrest someone were blocked in by patrol cars at a busy intersection in Ramapo, New York (about 35 miles north of New York City). According to video the police pointed their guns at the parole officers, who had aroused suspicions because they were black people wearing bulletproof vests.
Sgt. Brian Doan, Hill accidentally shot a woman at a model home; refused to cooperate with the investigation and did not give a statement nor answer any questions. Citing the fact that he was the sheriff, Hill simply left the scene, not been charged.
Police in Baltimore, Maryland moved aggressively to arrest protesters Friday night, following an announcement earlier in the day that state prosecutors were charging six police officers in the murder of 25-year-old Freddie Gray.
US has always been a warfare state. For two centuries, the US purpose for war, on indigenous peoples, or nations all over the world, was to expand productive forces of capitalist exploitation. Recent events, alongside a steady fall in the rate of capitalist profit, indicate US imperialist warfare no longer produces the dominance the system seeks. Now wages war to prevent its inevitable collapse.
When the government kills people randomly but at a steady rate with impunity, “there becomes a “consciousness or an awareness of the fact that your situation is desperate enough to risk your life because it’s already at risk.”
The Orlando police department fired Officer David Johnston after an internal investigation concluded he violated department regulations when he opened fire on a fleeing man; squeezed off 23 rounds at a man inside a parking garage. The suspect was on the other side of iron gates, posed no threat to Johnston, was 90 feet away. Incident captured on surveillance cameras.
POLICE TARGETED journalists in Baltimore late Friday night at the end of a day of peaceful mass protests demanding justice for Freddie Gray. While most protesters began to disperse as the 10 p.m. curfew was imposed, journalists, including three from SocialistWorker.org, remained to document the protests and anticipated police abuses.
A police officer charged with the murder of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Maryland, has ended up with less bail on him than a black teenager, who smashed a police car late last month.
It is long known that the federal government, through its technical advisors and loans of military equipment etc. purchases great influence over ideological messages carried by films and television, as well as other media outlets. Its “help” is a bribe to ensure conformity with Big Brother’s message.
Rev. Al Sharpton :, “we need the Justice Department to step in and take over policing in this country. In the 20th century, they had to fight states’ rights to get the right to vote.
A report by health professionals and human rights activists has exposed the role of the American Psychological Association (APA) in collaborating with the Bush White House and the CIA in developing and defending torture and abuse of detainees in the so-called “war on terror.”The Association officials and members colluded with the government in its use of “enhanced interrogation techniques,” including waterboarding, “rectal hydration,” sexual humiliation, mock burials, ice water baths, sleep deprivation, “stress positions,” confinement in boxes and other barbaric practices.
Police forces spend tens of millions on public relations each year, with the Met alone employing over 100 ‘communications’ staff and an operating budget of over £10 million, documents released under Freedom of Information (FoI) show. The investigation, carried out by the Press Gazette,revealed there are 775 PR staff working across 38 national police forces.
Teana Walsh, an assistant prosecutor in Wayne County, posted this week on her Facebook account that demonstrators who committed acts of violence or vandalism should be shot, reported WJBK-TV.
Maryland State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby announced criminal charges against two policemen involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray, which she declared “a homicide.” She also said the knife Gray was carrying was not illegal.
We are starting to be bombarded with images of troops in the streets, term “martial law” coming up a lot in movies, news broadcasts. It seems like the solution to almost every major crisis involves bringing in troops. When something bad happens a lot of Americans cry out for troops to be brought in. We are seeing the same patterns over and over again in Ferguson and Baltimore.
Police fired rubber bullets, tear gas and stun grenades at the nearly 20,000 teachers who were marching in the city to oppose a change to state pensions. Live video images of the clashes showed police firing rubber bullets into groups of teachers and using water cannon to drive demonstrators back
Police departments stockpiling controversial weapon to control civil unrest called Skunk, a foul-smelling liquid. Technically nontoxic described as a cross between “dead animal and human excrement.” Untreated, the smell lingers for weeks. Israeli Defense Forces developed Skunk in 2008 for use against Palestinians.
Thousands of people participated in demonstrations Wednesday night throughout the United States to protest the ongoing wave of police violence and military/police crackdown in Baltimore. Protesters took to the streets in New York City, Boston, Washington, D.C., Minneapolis, Denver, Houston, and other cities.
Republican Maryland state Delegate Patrick McDonough suggested this week that parents did not deserve to continue receiving food stamps if they refused to stop their children from protesting the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore.
France decided to crack down on people who make cash payments and withdrawals who hold small bank accounts. The reason given was to “fight terrorism. Spain outlawed cash transactions over €2,500 Israel seeks to end use of cash, announced plan to do away with cash transactions in Israel.
The White House refused to release information about a secret policy that permits the Department of Homeland Security to shut down private cellphone service in the event of a national crisis. Enacted ten years ago without public notice or debate, Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) 303, shrouded in secrecy, civil liberties groups looking to make the policy public.“We have no clue what’s in it or what it’s about,” Harold Feld; Public Knowledge, a public interest advocacy group.
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency in Baltimore and activated 5,000 National Guard troops Monday evening after popular anger erupted in the city over police violence and poverty. Baltimore, with a population of 620,000, is located only 40 miles from the US capital, Washington, DC.
2006: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott refused to vaccinate his daughters who just ruled there are no more exemptions from vaccines in Australia. No more conscientious objections, religious exemptions. Only the rare medical exemption, permitted by a doctor. Every family who refuses vaccinations for their children will lose up to $15,000 per year, per child, in federal support money. Every family in Australia is eligible for federal money.
Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said a number of miners, protesting in the country’s capital of Kiev since last week, has been arrested, but did not specify the number. Last week, Ukrainian coal miners stages several protest rallies in Kiev and announced a strike demanding repayment of delayed wages and resignation of Minister of Energy and Coal Industry Vladimir Demchishin.
1,000 police officers on their way to Baltimore, Maryland National Guard is on standby as violence escalates in the city. Armored police vans are patrolling the streets. Rioters are looting gun stores, ripping off the doors and passing weapons to people on the streets. Others have stormed checking cash stores. Buildings on fire.
The FBI recently admitted that “nearly every examiner in an elite FBI forensic unit gave flawed testimony in almost all trials in which they offered evidence against criminal defendants over more than a two-decade period before 2000.” One of the most egregious cases to come to light is the case of Santae Tribble, who served 28 years in prison after hair analysts couldn’t tell dog hair from human hair.
Baltimore police in riot gear wrestled to the ground and beat a photographer for the City Paper at a Freddie Gray protest as bystanders screamed at the cops that he was with the press.
Clashes have broken out in Baltimore’s Camden Yards as demonstrators began throwing bottles at police and smashing cars. Thousands of marchers took to the streets to protest the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who died after being detained by police.
House Bill 593 makes it mandatory for police officers to receive four hours of canine-encounter training. This training will include the understanding of a dog’s body language, its types of aggression, and how to approach it. Texas already approved preliminary legislation in the State House after a Fort Worth police officer fatally shot a border collie last year. The law is now awaiting approval by the Texas Senate.
According to motorists, police moved into the middle of the street during the worst traffic jam in years and began a ticket writing assembly line that made them over $18,000. In total, 65 drivers were given tickets that amounted to $290 a piece.
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.
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