Author Archives: Joe from MassPrivateI

911 operator who hung up on emergency calls is sentenced to jail

Fox News A former 911 operator who hung up the phone “thousands” of times on people attempting to call in emergencies in Harris County, Texas has been sentenced to jail time. Crenshanda Williams, 44, was found guilty of interference with … Continue reading

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Michigan town’s feud over military gear gets ugly

The Detroit News – by Francis X. Donnelly Thetford Township — The two-man police department in this rural community outside Flint has amassed a massive amount of surplus military equipment over the last decade. The free material, received through a federal … Continue reading

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In Louisiana, Threatening to File a Complaint Against Police Can Lead to a Five-Year Prison Sentence

In Justice Today – by Michael Stein On April 30, 2015, William Aubin Jr. was at home with his wife in Livingston Parish, Louisiana when a patrol car from the sheriff’s office pulled onto his street. The deputy, William Durkin, … Continue reading

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Federal Judge Scolds Detroit Cops For Lying About Traffic Stop

The Newspaper The lies told by Detroit, Michigan police officers at a traffic stop were so outrageous that a federal judge had no option but to let the motorist walk on firearms charges last week. US District Judge Mark A. … Continue reading

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Massachusetts new vehicle registration program uses five cameras to spy on vehicles in real-time

MassPrivateI Since October 1, 2017, Massachusetts vehicle inspection stations have been required to purchase five cameras to record vehicles in real-time. The new system called ‘Mass Vehicle Check’ (MVC) requires inspectors and stations to spend $5,710.00 – $8.141.00 dollars to purchase government approved surveillance gear. … Continue reading

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Mom Says Ohio School Allowed Fake Cop to Assault Son

Courthouse News – by Matt Reynolds AKRON, Ohio (CN) – An Ohio mother claims in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that officials in the Akron school district allowed a man impersonating a police officer to handcuff and threaten to stun her … Continue reading

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Cops stun, arrest wrong person in hunt for disturbed man off meds

New York Daily News Brooklyn cops used a stun gun on the wrong man Tuesday when they responded to an emergency call about a guy who was emotionally disturbed, witnesses and authorities said. A desperate mother dialed 911, saying her … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Committee Passes Bill to Limit ALPR Data, Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

Tenth Amendment Center – by Mike Maharrey BOSTON, Mass. (April 17, 2018) – Last week, a Massachusetts committee passed a bill that would limit access to, and retention and sharing of, data collected by automatic license plate readers. Passage into … Continue reading

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Now New Jersey is looking to ban ‘ghost guns’

NJ.com Democratic state lawmakers have a new target as they aim to tighten New Jersey’s already strict firearms laws: “ghost guns.” A new bill that began advancing in the Democrat-controlled state Legislature on Monday would prohibit the purchase of firearm parts used … Continue reading

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King County sheriff’s detective who pulled gun on motorcyclist is suspended

Seattle Times A King County sheriff’s detective who was captured on video pointing a handgun at a motorcyclist during a traffic confrontation last summer has been suspended for five days without pay. But the punishment announced by Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht … Continue reading

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Law enforcement and retail theft company profit from 50 billion record database

MassPrivateI Earlier this month Courthouse News reported that retailers across the country are being sued for using a “corrective education” program that is tantamount to extortion. Retailers like Walmart, DSW, Bloomingdale’s, Kroger and Abercrombie & Fitch use the Corrective Education Company’s (CEC) restorative justice … Continue reading

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Edmonton has photo radar-like device to measure noisy vehicles

Global News City councillors voted Wednesday to continue running a pilot program measuring vehicle noise this summer. By the summer of 2019 they hope to have a system that is to noise what photo radar is to speed. Edmonton bylaw … Continue reading

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Indian Tribe Won’t Let National Guard Into “Most Notorious Area for Drugs Entering the County”—Border Patrol: “They Told Us They Don’t Want White Man on Their Land”

Judicial Watch An Indian reservation along one of the most perilous sections of the Mexican border won’t allow National Guard troops to enter its land, which is a notorious smuggling corridor determined by the U.S. government to be a “High … Continue reading

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Meet the police cat chosen for the Troy Police Department’s Feline Unit

MLive TROY, MI – The Troy Police Department has chosen its new crime fighting cat, but will have to wait a couple weeks before the kitty can join the department. Last month, you’ll recall, Troy PD put out a Twitter … Continue reading

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Here’s How The US Government Influences What Food You Eat

Zero Hedge – by Tyler Durden Few Americans are aware of the extent to which the US government influences not just the price of their food – thanks to the massive subsidies the US Department of Agriculture disburses to America’s … Continue reading

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New DUI policy: Refuse breath test, cop will seek instant warrant for blood test

Chicago Tribune Police in McHenry County will be out for blood with drivers who refuse to take breath tests for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. And the practice of officers immediately seeking blood draws from those who … Continue reading

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Police use corporate ‘Public Safety’ apps to spy on everyone

MassPrivateI Law enforcement and more than one hundred colleges and universities have convinced their students to download ‘public safety’ apps that send tips to police in real-time. The apps go by names like ‘LiveSafe’ and ‘SafeTrek’ and their selling point is, helping students feel … Continue reading

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Here’s how much Facebook donated to every lawmaker questioning Mark Zuckerberg this week

The Verge – by Sarah Jeong and Shannon Liao Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is testifying before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce today, fresh off the heels of a grueling five-hour joint session before the Senate Judiciary … Continue reading

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2 Paterson Cops Stopped Cars, Took Cash and Other Items: Prosecutors

NBC New York Federal prosecutors say two New Jersey police officers stopped vehicles, detained the occupants and searched the autos without justification, sometimes also taking cash and other items. The Paterson officers – Jonathan Bustios, 28, and Eudy Ramos, 31 … Continue reading

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Town votes to ban balloons, fine violators up to $200

WFSB 3 News Balloons won’t fly anymore in New Shoreham, Rhode Island. The town council there voted unanimously this week to say goodbye to balloons for good. The new law prohibits the sale and use of balloons throughout the town, which comprises … Continue reading

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