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The failure of the St. Louis County grand jury to hand down an indictment against the officer who fatally shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown caused uproar and protest, but law enforcement experts say that indictments against police officers are rare.
The perceived lack of indictment of police by grand juries could be due to multiple…Continue
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New software used by the Los Angeles Police Department shows not only where crime is most likely to happen, but also tracks ex-cons and others likely to commit crimes. Civil rights groups are concerned over its use for entrapment and data collection.
Dubbed ‘LASER,’ the software program was developed by the CIA’s venture capital…Continue
Added by Jaime Deetz on November 15, 2014 at 3:00am — No Comments
Florida police handed out citations and threatened to arrest two priests and a 90-year-old veteran volunteer for feeding the homeless. A recently passed city ordinance makes sharing food a citable offense.
Fort Lauderdale police removed at least three volunteers, as well as the Sunday lunch they were serving to several dozen homeless people, citing a…Continue
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The latest encryption measures adopted by Google and Apple to beef up users’ security seem futile in light of firms like Hacking Team, which are offering software that allows authorities to bypass encryptions on personal devices, The Intercept reported.Continue
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Dozens of Hong Kong protesters blocking central streets while rallying for a greater say in their city’s election were pepper sprayed and arrested early Wednesday. In one case, a detained man was reportedly beaten by police in a dark alley.
The police brutality witnessed overnight was broadcast on TV the following day, leading to public outrage. As a…Continue
Despite widely clearing both the state’s Senate and Assembly, California Governor Jerry Brown shot down a bill on Sunday that would have imposed restrictions on when law enforcement agencies can use drones for surveillance.
Brown, a Democrat, said in a statement over the weekend that he was vetoing the drone accountability act that, had it been signed into law, would require police agencies to obtain a warrant before…Continue
Added by Jaime Deetz on September 29, 2014 at 7:25pm — No Comments
Not only are local police departments across the United States increasingly relying on so-called StingRay devices to conduct surveillance on cell phone users, but cops are being forced to keep quiet about the operations, new documents reveal.
Recent reports have indicated that law enforcement agencies from coast to coast have been turning to IMSI-catcher devices, like the StingRay sold by Florida’s Harris Corporation, to…Continue
A video recently uploaded to Facebook shows a man demanding a search warrant of police officers at his door who claimed the man could be harboring a criminal. Police in the US are generally required to have a search warrant to enter a home.
Avel Amarel, according to thefreethoughtproject.com, recorded every moment of his…Continue
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According to the media outlet Fusion, its independent investigation into the…Continue
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Since the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown by Ferguson police in Missouri last weekend, the people…Continue
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Nine police departments across the state signed up last month to take part in a Tweet Smart campaign, and the officials involved hope it’ll be enough to keep eyewitnesses from accidentally ruining law enforcement operations by…Continue
Added by Jaime Deetz on August 14, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Images coming from a tense Ferguson, Missouri this week show local police armed to the teeth and appearing as an occupying force in attempts to suppress citizen outrage over the fatal shooting of an unarmed teenager by a police officer.
Through its 1033 program, the Pentagon offers hundreds of millions of dollars of surplus…Continue
Added by Jaime Deetz on August 14, 2014 at 3:01pm — No Comments
A multinational force that has been proposed to further secure the MH17 crash site in eastern Ukraine will now include some 100 armed Australian police personnel, shortly after 40 unarmed Dutchmen had been deployed to “further stabilize the area.”
The additional Australian personnel were discussed by Prime…Continue
Added by Jaime Deetz on July 25, 2014 at 4:07am — No Comments
A demonstration in Paris in support of Palestinians has resulted in several injuries and at least 38 arrests as activists clashed with riot police who used tear gas to disperse an unsanctioned rally that gathered despite a government ban on such rallies.
Demonstration in Paris against the Israeli…Continue
Added by Jaime Deetz on July 19, 2014 at 7:47pm — No Comments
Inheriting both the weapons and the mindset of the US military, police are becoming militarized and ‘hyper aggressive’ in their approach to maintaining security on the streets of America. New study calls on police not to treat people as ‘wartime enemies’.
The tragic story of Jose Guerena, 26, who…Continue
Added by Jaime Deetz on June 24, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments
US federal authorities have been increasingly involved with local police departments and criminal trials in an attempt to keep details of vast domestic surveillance…Continue
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Residents of a small central California city are asking for a response from officials after the local police department has been assigned responsibility for fatally shooting two suspects in…Continue
Added by Jaime Deetz on May 21, 2014 at 4:36pm — No Comments