Warrantless wiretaps intimidate several organizations and cast a chill over lawyers, journalists and human rights researchers - Are you, a US citizen, calling cousin Ivor in Budapest, or reaching out to your old pen pal Yasmeen in Sydney? The National Security Agency (NSA) can listen in on your personal cellphone or read what you might be emailing him or her from your personal computer without telling you. The Feds can listen in to you now, "whenever government deems it necessary for foreign intelligence reasons" Jaffer explained to me.Read more »
The TSA is in the process of moving its "old" radiation-emitting backscatter x-ray machines to smaller airports and replacing them with new millimeter wave machines in big airports.Read more »
Insane Clown Posse and its fans might feel as if they’re in the cross-hairs once again.
At the urging of Royal Oak police, the Detroit rap group’s scheduled Oct. 31 concert has been canceled by the Royal Oak Music Theater. “The cancellation of the show by the Royal Oak Music Theatre is further evidence that the Juggalos are being harmed by the FBI’s designation of Juggalos as a gang,” said attorney Howard Hertz
Boston police spying on antiwar protesters - ACLU gets documentsRead more »
More proof that medical marijuana isn't the answer: Michael Saffioti found himself in jail for missing a court date on charges of possessing marijuana without a medical exemption. He then found himself collapsed on the floor from an allergic reaction to the food he was served in jail. His jailers left him to die. The saddest part? His mother encouraged him to turn himself in.Read more »
A North Texas woman has been arrested after being accused of posting Facebook photos of an undercover policeman who testified against her friend in court.
Mesquite police arrested Melissa Walthall, 30, for allegedly posting the photo of the officer, who authorities say recently testified in a drug case against her friend. Her Facebook post identified the person as an undercover officer, according to a federal affidavit. *She found the pics on the cops Facebook page. Wouldn't the photos be public already?*
SWAT Police mistakenly injure 12 year old girl during a botched drug raid. Police claim intel of a suspected meth lab. No arrests and no charges filed despite destruction to the house and severe burns to a young girl; The result of flashbangs used during the raid.
Who in their right mind would use a flashbang in a residence suspected of housing a meth lab?Read more »
A Texas man is in hot water with the law after cooking and eating a dove that had flown against the side of his home, broke its neck and died.Read more »
Article on The Nation.com about a NY man's standing up to the NYPDs Stop & Frisk policy.Read more »
Security officials lifted bandages from recent surgeries, lifted her shirt to check feeding tubes and broke open an IV bag of saline solution, all in full view of other passengersRead more »
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