Imagine driving down a highway in North America or a city street and wondering if anywhere is safe from Big Brother’s prying eyes.
That might soon become a reality if we allow politicians and officials to install distracted driving cameras along every highway and street. Continue reading “Distracted Driver Cameras To Spread Across North America”
A 75-year-old man who has an artificial leg and says he is hard of hearing was cited for disorderly conduct after he yelled at a police officer to close the bathroom door after the officer used the restroom at a Belton restaurant.
Part of the Tuesday incident was captured on video by a bystander who was told by the officer to stop filming the incident. Continue reading “Man, 75, tells Belton officer to close bathroom door then gets fined $257”
It is no longer speculation, American law enforcement has been lying to the public about the expansion of CCTV camera surveillance.
A recent report released by CompariTech confirmed what I have been warning people about for years: American law enforcement has become a world leader in spying on its citizens. Continue reading “American And Chinese Cities Lead The World In Spying On People”
Mint Press News – by Mnar Muhawesh
The role of journalism in a democracy is publishing information that holds the powerful to account — the kind of information that empowers the public to become more engaged citizens in their communities so that we can vote in representatives that work in the interest of “we the people.” Continue reading “Breaking The Media Blackout on the Imprisonment of Julian Assange”
Reason – by Elizabeth Nolan Brown
For nearly a decade, Backpage has been demonized by politicians, denounced in legislatures, and dramatically mischaracterized by the press, Hollywood, and well-funded activist groups. As early as 2010, top prosecutors from 21 states claimed the classified-ad platform was “exploiting women and children.” In 2012 Washington state passed the first (but not last) law aimed specifically at toppling Backpage, and by 2015 U.S. senators were investigating the company. Continue reading “Secret Memos Show the Government Has Been Lying About Backpage”
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A prominent Mississippi businessman is facing serious charges after he admitted to stealing luggage from the Memphis airport.
Dinesh Chawla is charged with felony theft of property. Continue reading “Mississippi hotel owner charged with stealing luggage from Memphis airport”
The Guardian – by Richard Luscombe
The crystal blue waters of Ginnie Springs have long been treasured among the string of pearls that line Florida’s picturesque Santa Fe River, a playground for water sports enthusiasts and an ecologically critical haven for the numerous species of turtles that nest on its banks.
Soon, however, it is feared there could be substantially less water flowing through, if a plan by the food and beverage giant Nestlé wins approval. Continue reading “Nestlé plan to take 1.1m gallons of water a day from natural springs sparks outcry”
Free Thought Project – by Jack Burns
Joshua Killeen, a U.S. Army veteran, entrepreneur and homesteader, thought he’d done his research when searching for a state in which to build his homestead. The vision was to open a sustainable homestead to be used as a wellness retreat featuring classes on how to homestead and health and wellness clinics such as yoga, with his wife is an instructor. In 2016, he chose Arizona and settled in Yavapai County where he bought 10 acres. That’s when he says the nightmare began. Continue reading “Homesteading Army Vet, Elderly Couple Face Eviction for Being Unable to Pay Predatory Code Enforcers”
Leave it to Zendrive to create a safe driving app that can turn your smartphone into an insurance surveillance device.
Zendrive encourages people and companies to download their safe driving app which uses a person’s smartphone to detect unsafe driving habits. Continue reading “Zendrive Can Turn Drivers Smartphones Into Insurance Surveillance Devices”
New York Post – by Kenneth Garger
A Cleveland police officer was arrested for allegedly recording himself urinating on a 12-year-old girl while she was waiting for her school bus, according to a report.
Officer Solomon Nhiwatiwa, 34, drove up to the minor last Friday in Euclid, Ohio and first tried to kidnap her, asking if she’d like a ride to school, according to Cleveland.com. Continue reading “Cleveland cop allegedly filmed himself urinating on girl at school bus stop”
FRESNO, Calif. (KABC) — Allegations of excessive force are being aimed at a police officer in Fresno after bodycam video shows a teen being repeatedly punched.
This video shows officers at an apartment complex looking for wanted gang members.
After one teen is frisked and told to sit down, an officer jumps on him and starts punching him multiple times. Continue reading “Fresno police officer punches teen multiple times”
America’s fear of mass-shootings is about to take a truly bizarre turn. That’s because our law enforcement will soon be used as fortune tellers to spy on future criminals.
How will law enforcement be used as fortune tellers? Continue reading “Law Enforcement To Flag & Spy On Future Criminals”
The Appeal – by Joshua Vaughn
Albert Carrillo was on his way to an appointment on Jan. 9, 2018, when a Valencia County sheriff’s deputy stopped him in Belen, New Mexico. Deputy Cole Knight pulled Carrillo over and told him that he was driving too slow and swerving, and that the license plate on his pickup truck was obstructed by a metal trailer hitch. Continue reading “A New Mexico Man Accused A Deputy Of ‘Gestapo’-Like Training. Then He Was Arrested.”
Imagine in the not too distant future your job, college ID, drivers license, passport, gun permit, health insurance etc., will depend on you passing a mandatory drug screening.
What is that you say? It could never happen in America.
It could happen sooner than you think if the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) has anything to say about it. Continue reading “Soon Doctors Will Screen Everyone For Drugs”
A South Carolina sheriff’s department says it caught one of its own deputies last week in a child sex sting that netted over a dozen other people.
The State reports Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott announced the arrest of Deputy Derek Vandenham on Tuesday. Twelve other law enforcement agencies assisted in “Operation Relentless Guardian,” during which deputies pretended to be 13- to 15-year-old girls and chatted with men online. Continue reading “SC deputy caught in child sex sting by his own department”
A BART police officer shot and wounded a dog Friday in front of Civic Center BART station on Market Street around 1:10 p.m, according to BART.
The dog was wounded and taken for veterinary treatment. The severity of its injuries was not immediately clear. Continue reading “BART police shoot dog in SF”
CHICAGO (CBS) — A confrontation with a Chicago Police officer was caught on camera, and has already been seen millions of times on Twitter.
The video shows a Chicago Police officer approaching and trying to swat that person’s phone from their hand as they’re recording. Continue reading “Man Talks About Confrontation With Chicago Police Officer He Caught On Camera”
SACRAMENTO — California Assemblyman Phil Ting has never been arrested, but he was recently mistaken for a criminal.
He’s not surprised.
Ting (D-San Francisco), who authored a bill to ban facial recognition software from being used on police body cameras, was one of 26 California legislators who was incorrectly matched with a mug shot in a recent test of a common face-scanning program by the American Civil Liberties Union. Continue reading “Facial recognition software mistook 1 in 5 California lawmakers for criminals, says ACLU”
Leave it to Amazon to create circus sideshow trucks, sorry I meant “Treasure Trucks” to promote neighborhood spying.
Last year, Slick Deals announced that Amazon’s treasure trucks were selling Ring doorbells at the discounted price of $139.00 in “select U.S. cities.”
And last December, Amazon’s Facebook page announced that their treasure trucks were offering discounted Ring doorbells for the holidays. Continue reading “Amazon’s Treasure Trucks Sell Discounted Ring Doorbells Across The US And UK”
Mashable – by Jack Morse
Everyone hates parking tickets. Not everyone, however, is an information security researcher with a mischievous side and a freshly minted vanity license plate reading “NULL.”
That would be Droogie (his handle, if that’s not obvious), a presenter at this year’s DEF CON hacking conference in Las Vegas and man with a very specific problem: He’s on the receiving end of thousands of dollars worth of tickets that aren’t his. But don’t tell that to the DMV. Continue reading “He tried to prank the DMV. Then his vanity license plate backfired big time.”