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ITIF claims police use of Amazon Rekognition is “patriotic”

MassPrivateI A few weeks ago, the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF) released a letter claiming that Amazon’s Rekognition technology was “patriotic and can benefit society”. “Facial recognition technology has many beneficial uses for society, even when used by the government. Even … Continue reading

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Enraged Illinois Cop Arrests Woman for Recording Claiming she could be Armed

PINAC – by Carlos Miller An enraged and paranoid Illinois cop arrested a woman for recording him walking through her Cook County neighborhood, claiming she could have been armed. Village of Justice police officer Joseph Bonkowski was about 40 feet … Continue reading

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Congress May Declare the Forever War

The Atlantic – by Conor Friedersdorf A rising generation of Americans has never known peace. Very soon, in Iraq or Afghanistan or Syria or Somalia or Libya or perhaps elsewhere, an 18-year-old man or woman will be deployed by the … Continue reading

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University suspends student after ‘some people said that other people said that she said offensive things’

The College Fix – by Andrew Johnson The University of Denver recently suspended a freshman student for fall quarter 2018 for having allegedly used several slurs frequently in everyday conversation, with the school saying that the behavior violated its harassment … Continue reading

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US Drops 121 Bombs A Day, Israel Kills 4 Injures 618, Lockheed’s $1B “Defense” & Facebook Funds MSM

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Georgia Cops Jail an Elderly Woman for Mouthing Off to a Code Enforcement Officer

Reason – by Mike Riggs A 75-year-old woman who needs a cane to get around was jailed in Marietta, Georgia, this week for threatening to report a code enforcement officer to his superiors. At least that’s what Gloria Walker told WSB-TV’s Matt Johnson. … Continue reading

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Santa Rosa continues ‘pause’ on Verizon small-cell project

Press Democrat – by Kevin McCallum Santa Rosa is still unwilling to let Verizon Wireless install antennas and wireless equipment on city light poles, putting the carrier’s plans to boost network coverage in the city on hold indefinitely. The City … Continue reading

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Former Waco PD officer convicted in 2016 choking incident

Waco Tribune-Herald – by Tommy Witherspoon A former Waco police officer who claimed he acted in self-defense when he grabbed a handcuffed suspect by the throat after a 2016 traffic stop was convicted on two misdemeanor counts Thursday. A six-person … Continue reading

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HART: Homeland Security’s Massive New Database Will Include Face Recognition, DNA, and Peoples’ “Non-Obvious Relationships”

Electronic Frontier Foundation – by Jennifer Lynch The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is quietly building what will likely become the largest database of biometric and biographic data on citizens and foreigners in the United States. The agency’s new Homeland … Continue reading

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Public transit agencies want to make safety records a state secret

MassPrivateI Welcome to the secret world of public transit spying 2018. Soon, the public will have no way of knowing how many CCTV cameras a transit agency has and much more. Two weeks ago the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and … Continue reading

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Ron Paul: “A Cashless Society Is Very, Very Dangerous”

Zero Hedge – by Tyler Durden As the global war on cash continues to accelerate, outspoken libertarian Ron Paul summarizes the effort to eliminate cash perfectly – as an “attack on individual freedom.” Restricting and discouraging the use of cash, suggests Paul, has always … Continue reading

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Sen. Nelson pushes bill to create gun-tracing database

Sun Sentinel – by Skyler Swisher Tracing a gun used in a crime often requires federal agents to search through boxes of handwritten records. That’s because federal law prohibits the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives from creating an … Continue reading

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4 Mesa officers on leave after video shows them beating man

12 News MESA, Ariz. – Mesa’s police chief is promising an investigation after a video showing officers repeatedly punching a man came to light. Officers were apparently investigating a May 23 domestic violence call and the man, 33-year-old Robert Johnson, … Continue reading

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DHS to give anti-government stories ‘sentiment’ ratings

MassPrivateI I once thought the police state couldn’t get any worse but then I read an article in Media Lite and discovered that I was wrong, very wrong. According to the Media Lite, DHS plans on giving ant-government stories ‘sentiment’ ratings.  

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Clapper: The U.S. Meddled In Foreign Elections And Conducted Regime Change In The “Best Interests Of The People”

Zero Hedge – by Tyler Durden Former head of US Intelligence James Clapper just admitted that the United States was simply looking out for citizens of various countries “when we tried to manipulate or influence elections or even overturned governments,” … Continue reading

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State of Emergency in Oregon as Public Discovers Capital City Has Toxin-Laden Water

Steemit – by Emma Fiala Toxins have been found in tap water in Salem, Oregon, resulting in the declaration of a state of emergency by Oregon Governor Kate Brown. The declaration was issued for both Marion and Polk Counties and … Continue reading

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Officers suspended during investigation prompted by video showing them beating suspect

Local 10 ABC News – by Roy Ramos HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – The Hallandale Police Department suspended two officers without pay Thursday, while the department investigates their actions after a video showed them striking a suspect with batons. The department identified the officers … Continue reading

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Vacationing in NH’s White Mountains this summer? Stay away unless you want to be treated like a criminal

MassPrivateI Since last year, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) have been conducting immigration checkpoints in Hew Hampshire’s White Mountains. NH’s motto ‘Live Free or Die’ is fast becoming a joke to all who … Continue reading

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How to (Legally) Make Your Own Off-the-Books Handgun

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Reality Check: Major Corporations Influencing Gun Control?

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