Author Archives: Joe from MassPrivateI

Former deputy sentenced to prison for trafficking 178 lbs of meth

KRTV – by Aja Goare BILLINGS – A Fishtail man who admitted he transported 178 pounds of methamphetamine into Montana in a major drug smuggling operation was recently sentenced to more than five years in federal prison. Brett Clouse, 36 of … Continue reading

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UK Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn Accused of “Collaborating with Russia” for Wanting Peace

Liberty Blitzkrieg – by Michael Krieger Welcome to “everyone I disagree with works for Putin,” the UK version. UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn sits on the polar opposite of the political spectrum in most respects from U.S. President elect Donald Trump, yet … Continue reading

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Cartapping: How Feds Have Spied On Connected Cars For 15 Years

Forbes – by Thomas Fox-Brewster The rapid spread of connected devices that can listen and locate has been a boon for law enforcement. Any new technology hooked up to the web has the potential to become a surveillance device, even … Continue reading

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Disgraced South Carolina officer will not face charges for hurling student across classroom

New York Daily News The South Carolina cop who triggered national outrage after hurling a high school student across a classroom will not face criminal charges, prosecutors said in a jaw-dropping Friday report that claims the shocking incident looked “worse … Continue reading

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DHS creates the ‘National Livestock Readiness Program’ to control our food supply

MassPrivateI DHS wants to control our food supply, this sounds like a ‘fake news’ story but unfortunately it’s all too real. Last year, DHS gave the National Agricultural Biosecurity Center (NABC) $331,118 to develop the ‘National Livestock Readiness Program‘.  

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Lawsuit says city interferes with cellphone service when it uses surveillance tech

The News Tribune – by Kate Martin Public records advocate Arthur West has filed a lawsuit against the city of Tacoma. This time, West says he wants access to more information about the Tacoma Police Department’s use of a controversial … Continue reading

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Nullify Chapter 13: Stingrays, Drones, and ALPRs

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Federal Appeals Court Upholds Ferrari Confiscation

The Newspaper The Second Circuit US Court of Appeals upheld the government’s confiscation of James B. Ferrari’s Ferrari in a ruling last week. Officials in Suffolk County, New York had grabbed the 2003 Ferrari Modena coupe, valued at $95,000, after … Continue reading

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You Won’t Believe the Reason Google Pulled Ads from these Big Sites – by Erik Sherman Web ads are a major component of online marketing. Google is probably the biggest conduit of digital ads, and that makes it tough when a small company runs afoul of the giant’s standards. One of … Continue reading

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The Scandal of Chemical Weapons in U.S. Prisons

AlterNet – by Sarah Lazare Originally launched as a tool of trench combat during World War I, tear gas has been used around the world over the past century to enforce colonial rule, quell popular protests and aid in ethnic … Continue reading

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America dropped 26,171 bombs in 2016. What a bloody end to Obama’s reign

The Guardian – by Medea Benjamin Most Americans would probably be astounded to realize that the president who has been painted by Washington pundits as a reluctant warrior has actually been a hawk. The Iran nuclear deal, a herculean achievement, … Continue reading

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Parents Call LAPD ‘Cowardly’ Killers

Courthouse News – by Matthew Reynolds LOS ANGELES (CN) — After shooting an unarmed Latino teenager 19 times, killing him, two Los Angeles police officers concocted a phony story that he had pointed a sawed-off shotgun at them, the boy’s … Continue reading

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Oral B’s spying toothbrush

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Police across the country looked at Standing Rock as a sort of law enforcement laboratory

MuckRock – by Curtis Waltman One of the tactics used by North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple to try and quell the #NoDAPL protests at Standing Rock was the Emergency Management Assistance Compact or EMAC. EMAC, which was originally intended for … Continue reading

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Indiana Bill Would Eliminate State Marriage Licenses, Nullify Federal Control in Practice

Tenth Amendment Center – by Mike Maharrey INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Jan. 11, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Indiana House would end government licensing of marriages in the state, effectively nullifying in practice both major sides of the contentious national debate … Continue reading

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Oregon Bill Would Set Foundation to End Common Core

Tenth Amendment Center – by Mike Maharrey SALEM, Ore. (Jan. 11, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Oregon House would allow local school districts to opt out of Common Core standards. Passage of the legislation would take an important step … Continue reading

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Michigan MDARD Seeks Destruction Order for 18 Oatmeal Cookies and 17 Apple Muffins

Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund – by Pete Kennedy, Esq. The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) has filed a complaint with the Livingston County Circuit Court asking that the court order the destruction of, among other … Continue reading

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Marshals seize deputy’s car, clothes to help pay $22.4 million awarded in shooting

Sun Sentinel – by Lisa J. Huriash Federal marshals have seized the car, furniture and other belongings of a Palm Beach sheriff’s sergeant who was found liable by a jury for shooting an unarmed man, leaving him paralyzed. The property … Continue reading

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U.S. companies have new business risk – being labeled ‘anti-American’ by Trump

Reuters Some U.S. companies are reviewing potential mergers while others are rethinking job cuts or looking at their manufacturing operations in China for fear of being cast as “anti-American” by President-elect Donald Trump, according to Wall Street bankers, company executives … Continue reading

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Arkansas City Accused of Targeting Poor

Courthouse News – by ERIK DE LA GARZA LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (CN) – An Arkansas couple says they are being ordered to leave their community because their $1,500 trailer is too cheap to comply with a new city ordinance that criminalizes … Continue reading

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