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British police collected the DNA of more than 120,000 children in just two years, with a thousand of them aged 10 at…Continue
Added by Jaime Deetz on May 21, 2013 at 12:24am — No Comments
Rioters took to the streets of a Stockholm neighborhood…Continue
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Big Brother is watching everything that you do on the Internet and listening to everything that you say on your phone. Every single day in America, the U.S. government intercepts and stores…Continue
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An epidemic of cell phone swiping has prompted calls for a ‘kill switch’ that would render mobile devices inoperable if they end up in the wrong hands.
In San Francisco, California, half of the robberies reported in the last year involved the loss of a cell phone. George Gascon is the city’s district attorney and says things don’t…Continue
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By Lauren Russell
The five-minute video opens with a man cruising along in his car, cracking open a bottle of what appears to be Beck's beer and taking a swig.
"We all know drinking…
by Joaquin Sapien and Sergio Hernandez
The murder case against Tony Bennett seemed pretty straightforward.
Shortly before midnight on May 7, 1994, police found a 26-year-old man in the foyer of an apartment building near Flushing, Queens. Jake Powell was near death, blood pouring from a gunshot wound, but he managed to speak…Continue
Added by Jaime Deetz on April 6, 2013 at 7:08am — No Comments
By ELIZABETH FLOCK
Over the last month and a half, dozens of gun companies have said they planned to restrict or cut off altogether their sales of firearms or ammunition to law enforcement in states with restrictive gun laws, closing what pro-gun activists call the "police loophole." It's a move that was partly protest and partly dictated by law, as new gun control measures in some…
Added by Jaime Deetz on April 5, 2013 at 4:48am — No Comments
Conservatives say armed citizens are an essential guard against government tyranny. They also support massive military spending. How is that supposed to work?
In the current debate over gun control, the pro-gun lobby has an ace card up its sleeve: We need weapons to prevent government tyranny, they say.…
County clerks around New York say tens of thousands of pistol permit opt-out forms are flooding their offices as a state deadline nears for their completion.
But the counties have received no state money for the additional work, they say.
A provision in New York's new gun-control law allows state residents to exempt their…Continue
Added by Penny Wise on March 30, 2013 at 1:10am — No Comments
A lot of attention has been paid recently to the massive buildup of lethal weapons purchased by DHS and the ongoing government secrecy about the stockpile. When combined with the increasing rhetoric against anyone professing a love of independence, there is rightful concern that this weapons hoard…Continue
Added by Jaime Deetz on March 29, 2013 at 1:24pm — No Comments
By Howard Schneider
French police searched the Paris home of International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde on Wednesday as part of an ongoing investigation into the French government’s dealings with a prominent businessman while Lagarde was the country’s finance minister.
Lagarde’s home is one of several…
Added by Jaime Deetz on March 21, 2013 at 12:28am — No Comments
With the US Senate set to mull new gun legislation this April, a proposed ban on assault weapons will no longer be up for debate, the proposal's sponsors say. As a result, the ban is almost surely off the table for inclusion in a new law.
California Democrat Dianne Feinstein, who promoted the ban, told the press that Nevada's Harry Reid made the concession with a view to avoiding Republican…
Added by Penny Wise on March 20, 2013 at 1:16pm — No Comments
A technology journalist that spent over a decade with the Washington Post was caught off-guard by a group of militarized cops on Thursday after a vicious prank put the SWAT team at the front door of his Northern Virginia home.
Reporter Brian Krebs says he became the latest victim of “swatting” this week when a Special Weapons and Tactics team was dispatched to his Fairfax County home to…
Added by Penny Wise on March 19, 2013 at 9:04am — No Comments
By Nirvi Shah
With nightmare visions of a gunman stalking school halls, districts often rush to hire police officers to patrol their campuses after news of a school shooting.
Critics of that impulsive response, which has been in high gear nationwide since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in December, acknowledge the…
Added by Jaime Deetz on March 19, 2013 at 12:30am — No Comments
By IVAN MORENO and KRISTEN WYATT
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper will sign legislation Wednesday that sets limits on ammunition magazines and expands background checks for firearms, marking a Democratic victory in a state where gun ownership is a treasured right and Second Amendment debate has played out in the wake of two mass shootings.…Continue
Added by Jaime Deetz on March 19, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments
Brandon Maxfield, who was shot and seriously wounded at 7, was instrumental in putting a string of gun manufacturers in the L.A. area out of business.
By Robin Abcarian
We've heard a lot in this post-Newtown moment about how California leads the nation in gun laws. But you probably haven't heard the unlikely story of Brandon…Continue
Added by Jaime Deetz on March 18, 2013 at 7:38pm — No Comments
By MICHAEL LUO
Early last year, after a series of frightening encounters with her former husband, Stephanie Holten went to court in Spokane, Wash., to obtain a temporary order for protection.
Her former husband, Corey Holten, threatened to put a gun in her mouth and pull the trigger, she wrote in her petition. He also said…Continue
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By Tom Hamburger, Peter Wallsten and Sari Horwitz
A legal shield written by Congress to benefit the firearms industry is posing unexpected hurdles for parents in Newtown, Conn., and victims of other mass shootings, who want to use the courts to hold gun makers accountable and push them to adopt stricter safety standards.
Added by Jaime Deetz on March 15, 2013 at 6:23am — No Comments
By Peter Finn
In 1977 at a Denver hotel, Don Kates paced a conference room lecturing a small group of young scholars about the Second Amendment and tossing out ideas for law review articles. Back then, it was a pretty weird activity in pursuit of a wacky notion: that the Constitution confers an individual right to possess a firearm.…
Added by Jaime Deetz on March 15, 2013 at 6:18am — No Comments
By JOHN BRESNAHAN
The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved a hugely controversial ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips, but the measure faces nearly certain defeat on the Senate floor.
The proposal, authored by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), bans 157 different models of assault weapons, as well…
Added by Jaime Deetz on March 14, 2013 at 11:21am — No Comments