The application for funding from the TSA constitutes a preliminary step toward systematically expanding TSA's authority from airports to highways and almost every other means of public travel.Read more »
The city of Chicago is asking a judge to erase a landmark verdict that found there exists a code of silence in the police department that leads officers to protect rogue colleagues — a legal move that critics say is calculated to deny others suing over alleged police abuse from citing the decision as a precedent.
City officials are seeking to pay Karolina Obrycka $850,000 if a federal judge will overturn last month's jury verdict. (So, of course Karolina is wants the verdict vacated too - very clever)Read more »
A couple of fellas on a message board seem to think FTL is a bunch of hippies that hate cops.Read more »
Update: November 27, 2012. Crazy human who works in law enforcement training reports actually trying this with five of his students. Apparently at his school the students are required to take a low-dose taze as component of the training. Out of five students instructed to perform a spin, it worked with four of them...no resulting electrical discharge reached the student. The fifth was 'slow' in turning, and was initially jolted, but it lasted only a micro-second as the student's body was still rotating as she went limp, and that crossed the wiring, shorting out the electricity.Read more »
The Supreme Court rejects a challenge to the law allowing citizens to film police.Read more »
Members of a SWAT team opened fire on an unarmed teenage girl this week when police officers outside of Washington, DC attempted to serve an early morning search warrant.Read more »
Article in Slate magazine about how the inconvenient and inefficient TSA is actually causing more deaths than it prevents.Read more »
Proposed law scheduled for a vote next week originally increased Americans' e-mail privacy. Then law enforcement complained. Now it increases government access to e-mail and other digital files.Read more »
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