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Cops wrongfully beat kid, get full pay and overtime on suspension

Posted January 26th, 2011 by willlow97
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Cops continue collecting full pay and overtime pay while on suspension for wrongfully beating a 17 y/o because they saw him walking down the street with a Mountain Dew bottle, and "thought" it was a gun. Feds dragging the case out as long as they can to make it pass the statute of limitations so the kid can't collect.

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Local media investigation kills police use of drones!

Posted January 24th, 2011 by Erehwonmai
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In Houston where aerial drones were tried out, local media investigations stopped their use be Houston Police.

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Cop beating

Posted January 23rd, 2011 by Squid
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Story about a some cops beating a minority for making an illegal left turn and possessing marijuana.

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'Speech or debate' clause invoked in investigations of House members

Posted January 17th, 2011 by SilentXtarian
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Are you tired of politicians not being subject to the same rules as we are? The executive branch can't use wiretapping on congressman, despite the fact that they can use the patriot act on the rest of us. Now, the patriot act is bad, but shouldn't politicians be subject to the same rules as the rest of us?

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The "Crime" of Taking Photos... It just ain't so!

Reason.com's Radley Balko cites current cases regarding cops harassing photographers and the legality of taking photos. It is all about power... not security.

More here ( http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2008/06/the_war_on_phot.html )as encryption expert Bruce Schneier speaks up on harassment of photographers, legality of taking photos, and the myth that terrorists use photographs of their targets to prepare their attacks.

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Sheriff Charged in Texas Whistle-Blowing Case

Posted January 15th, 2011 by error
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A state grand jury in Winkler County, Tex., has indicted the sheriff, the county attorney and a hospital administrator for their roles in orchestrating the prosecution of two whistle-blowing nurses after they had reported allegations of malpractice.

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Schools Giving Tickets, Not Detention Slips, Report Says

Posted January 13th, 2011 by Thrain
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Court has become a deterrent instead of detention for some North Texas students.

The social and economic group Texas Appleseed collected five years worth of data from 22 districts across the state and found young students, including a six year old in Dallas, who received class C misdemeanor tickets for things like disrupting class, leaving school early and school yard brawls that didn’t include weapons.

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Justices To Pot Users: Be Careful When You Flush

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court isn't given to offering advice to people who are breaking the law, even in a minor way. But some justices on Wednesday effectively told those who might be sitting at home smoking pot when the police come knocking: Do not flush the toilet.

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Wikileaks volunteer detained and searched (again) by US agents

Posted January 12th, 2011 by KareFree
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"Jacob Appelbaum, a security researcher, Tor developer, and volunteer with Wikileaks, reported today on his Twitter feed that he was detained, searched, and questioned by the US Customs and Border Patrol agents at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on January 10, upon re-entering the US after a vacation in Iceland.

He experienced a similar incident last year at Newark airport.

An archive of his tweeted account from today follows."

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Fort Worth inmate dies in Tarrant County Jail

Posted January 12th, 2011 by bdlepla
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Another casualty in the War on People. Inmate booked on drug charges dies in custody.

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