Author Archives: Joe from MassPrivateI

76-year-old deaf woman sues Alameda County sheriff’s deputy for rough arrest

San Francisco Chronicle A deaf, 76-year-old woman accused an Alameda County Sheriff’s Office deputy of excessive force during an alleged jaywalking incident last year, claiming the deputy “violently threw” her to the ground and handcuffed her to an ambulance while … Continue reading

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TSA’s Transit Police use full-body scanners to search and watchlist commuters

MassPrivateI It has been a year, since I warned commuters that the TSA wanted to install full-body biometric scanners at train stations. And just like last year, the MSM interviewed one person that is fine with losing their rights. Last year, I warned … Continue reading

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Lawyer accused of misconduct for releasing Mesa police video of officer beating man

AZ Central Two months ago, defense attorney Bret Royle released police video showing his client being punched and later mocked by a Mesa officer the night of his arrest. Not long after that, a Maricopa County prosecutor handling the case against his … Continue reading

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Chevron Defeats Terrorism Liability Lawsuit

Courthouse News – by Nicholas Iovino SAN FRANCISCO (CN) – A federal judge on Tuesday struck down a lawsuit claiming Chevron funded deadly acts of terrorism through its illegal oil payments to former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. Despite presenting “compelling evidence” … Continue reading

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‘Citizens Police Academies’ are used to improve community relations and influence voters

MassPrivateI A recent article in KSFY revealed that the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is training citizens to act like cops. Because that is what America needs right now, more police These ‘citizen cops’ go through a ten-week training program called ‘Citizens Academy’ which teaches … Continue reading

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L.A.’s New Police Chief Pretended To Retire and Got $1.27 Million for It

Reason – by Scott Shackford Los Angeles’ new police chief is a $1.27 million beneficiary of a controversial city “retirement” program that is so costly and prone to abuse that other cities which tried it have since abandoned it. Michael Moore, a … Continue reading

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Parents to sue after 10-year-old boy with autism repeatedly pinned to ground, handcuffed by officer

ABC News The parents of a 10-year-old boy with autism in Denton, Texas, say they are planning to take legal action after they received a video that showed their son being repeatedly held to the ground by his neck and … Continue reading

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Hartford Sergeant Shown On Video Saying He’s ‘Trigger Happy’ Had Been Suspended In 2016 Abuse Incident

Hartford Courant Hartford police officials suspended Sgt. Stephen Barone Friday after a video surfaced that shows him telling suspected trespassers that he is “trigger happy.” “If anybody wants to fight or run, I’m a little trigger happy guys, I’m not gonna … Continue reading

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Amish man starts “Uber” ride service with his horse and buggy

WWMT COLON, Mich. — Anyone who has ever taken an Uber ride knows it’s convenient and very popular so one man in St. Joseph County has found a way to make ride sharing more scenic. Timothy Hochstedler calls it Amish Uber. … Continue reading

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Comcast breach exposes 26.5m customers’ Social Security Numbers and partial addresses

Boing Boing – by Cory Doctorow Comcast Xfininty’s login page had an easily found bug that allowed anyone to gain access to the Social Security Numbers and partial home addresses of over 26.5 million customers. Comcast spokesapologist David McGuire says … Continue reading

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MLB and NFL fans submit their faces and fingerprints to buy food, beer and tickets

MassPrivateI If you still value your privacy, I urge you to stay away from major league sporting events. Yesterday, CLEAR biometrics announced that they have installed biometric fingerprint scanners at Seattle’s CenturyLink and Safeco Fields concession stands. But the story does … Continue reading

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Cops Go To Wrong House, Kill Innocent Man, Receive A Free Pass From Local Grand Jury

Tech Dirt – by Tim Cushing A grand jury will indict a ham sandwich. The corollary, of course, is “if that’s what the prosecutor wants.” And prosecutors rarely want their ham sandwiches indicted. An unarmed man shot in the stomach by Officer Sarah Stumler of … Continue reading

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Surveillance State Grows, Prison Strike, DNA Patented

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Police called multiple times on girl selling homemade cookies

ABC 8 News CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (KRON/CNN) – You wouldn’t think a little girl selling cookies would be a controversial thing, but in one Iowa neighborhood, it is. Police in Cedar Falls say they’ve received three different calls to police … Continue reading

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Baltimore could become first major U.S. city to ban sale of its water system

Baltimore Sun – by Luke Broadwater Baltimore City Council members concerned about lobbying efforts to privatize the city’s water supply unanimously approved legislation Monday that, if approved by voters, would make Baltimore the first major city to ban the sale or … Continue reading

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SmartDrive claims in-cab truck surveillance cameras are “saving the planet”

MassPrivateI Last week I thought I saw it all, when I learned that Waldo Photos is trying to convince parents that “facial recognition at summer camps is fun.” I thought, things could not get any crazier. That was until I heard … Continue reading

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Baltimore Accused of Eluding Payouts on Police Corruption

Courthouse News – by Edward Ericson, Jr. BALTIMORE (CN) — Blaming police corruption in Baltimore for the death of a father of a 10, a family claims in federal court that the 86-year-old patriarch died in a car crash because officers were … Continue reading

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80-year-old grandmother who uses medical marijuana put in jail for small amount of cannabis after card expires

Fox 8 CLARE COUNTY, Mich. — An 80-year-old grandmother was jailed for the first time in her life because she had a small amount of cannabis at home, but her Michigan medical marijuana card expired. Delores Saltzman and her son … Continue reading

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Salem police: Deputy stole guns from dead man’s home while on duty

Statesman Journal A Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputy arrested on theft and misconduct charges is accused of stealing five shotguns from a deceased Salem man’s home. According to a Salem police probable cause statement, Sean Thomas Banks was on-duty when he met … Continue reading

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DOH: State closed boy’s Ballston Spa lemonade stand after Saratoga County fair vendors complained

Times Union BALLSTON SPA — A state health inspector shut down a 7-year-old boy’s lemonade stand after vendors at the nearby Saratoga County Fair complained that he appeared to be running a professional operation that competed with their stands, a state … Continue reading

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