Author Archives: Joe from MassPrivateI

Dick’s Sporting Goods Destroyed $5 Million Worth of Guns

New York Times Edward W. Stack, the chief executive of Dick’s Sporting Goods, said in an interview this week that his company had destroyed over $5 million in military-style, semiautomatic rifles and was reviewing whether it would continue to sell guns in … Continue reading

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Border Patrol Entering Stores And Interrogating People Who Speak Spanish (Updated)

MassPrivateI In New England, undercover Federal agents are following people into stores and interrogating them simply because they are speaking a foreign language. Last month, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit claiming that the U.S. Border Patrol is sending … Continue reading

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Ex-Michigan School Cop Sentenced to 1 Year for Sexually Assaulting 3 Students

PINAC – by Keith Palmer On October 1 former Michigan high school resource Officer Matthew Priebe, 35, was sentenced to one year in jail after being convicted of sexually assaulting three female students in Lansing, Michigan. Priebe was an officer … Continue reading

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States Are Depriving Innocent People of Their Second Amendment Rights

Reason – by Jacob Sullum Shortly after 5 a.m. on November 5, 2018, two police officers arrived at Gary Willis’ house in Glen Burnie, Maryland. They were there to take away his guns. They ended up killing him instead. According … Continue reading

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Mpls. Police Union Selling ‘Cops For Trump’ Shirts Ahead Of Trump Rally

CBS Minnesota MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Ahead of a President Donald Trump rally in Minneapolis and a controversial new uniform policy, the Minneapolis police union is selling a shirt in support of the president. On Saturday, Lt. Bob Kroll, Police Officers Federation … Continue reading

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Alabama woman calls sheriff’s office to test her meth, deputies say

KWTX TONEY, Ala. (WAFF/Gray News) – According to Limestone County deputies, a Toney woman was worried her methamphetamine was unsafe, so she called the sheriff’s office. Deputies say Jennifer Hall called dispatch, and when deputies arrived, she pulled out a bag … Continue reading

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Pulaski County deputy injured, fired after scuffle with Sherwood police officer caught on camera

KARK SHERWOOD, Ark. — Newly obtained body camera footage reveals tense moments between a Sherwood police officer and a Pulaski County Sheriff’s deputy, which ultimately led to the deputy’s arrest and subsequent termination, according to internal investigation records obtained from … Continue reading

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Chicago Impounded This Grandmother’s Car For a Pot Offense She Didn’t Commit. Now She Owes $6,000

Reason – by C. J. Ciaramella The city of Chicago says retired grandmother Allie Nelson owes it $6,000 in fines and fees after her car was impounded in 2017, even though the criminal case that led to her car being … Continue reading

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14 Billion Police License Plate Database, Knows Where You Are In Real-Time

MassPrivateI Forget everything you have ever heard about police license plate readers and public safety, because it is all a lie. Three major automatic license plate reader (ALPR) companies have created a mind-boggling database of 14 billion license plates that … Continue reading

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A Florida Retiree’s Uncut Lawn May Cost Him His House

Reason – by Brian Doherty The city of Dunedin, Florida, really wants Jim Ficken’s house. Last year, the 69-year-old retiree left town to attend to his dying mother and then to sort out her estate. While he was away, he … Continue reading

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Ohio Police Fired Blanks During School Shooter Drill, Needlessly Terrifying Students

Reason – by Billy Binion Police officers outside of Dayton, Ohio, unsheathed their weapons and fired blanks in Franklin High School on Tuesday as part of a misguided effort to prepare students for a possible active shooter. The planned drill … Continue reading

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School Districts Use “Gaggle” To Monitor Students Free Speech And Social Media Posts

MassPrivateI Today, I give you a frightening story about free speech censorship and watchlists just in time for the countdown to Halloween. A recent article in The Tennessean reveals how the Williamson County School District (WCS) is monitoring students free speech and social … Continue reading

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A police union group in D.C. is holding its holiday party at President Trump’s hotel. Some members are furious.

Washington Post An umbrella group for D.C. police unions rented space at President Trump’s hotel for its annual holiday party — and now faces sharp criticism from some of its own members, who object to the high cost and the … Continue reading

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Franklin police officer who overdosed on heroin in patrol car gets probation

My Central Jersey SOMERVILLE – A former Franklin Township police officer was sentenced to five years’ probation and ordered to attend Drug Court on charges of possessing heroin and driving while intoxicated while on duty in April. Matthew D. Ellery, 29, … Continue reading

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‘You lied’: Florida official interrupts awards ceremony to confront deputy who ‘falsely arrested’ him

Washington Post – by Antonia Noori Farzan The officer listened to speeches vaunting his heroism, accepted a certificate naming him deputy of the month and posed for a group photo with city leaders before returning to the back of the … Continue reading

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Bakersfield Proposes Fighting Homelessness by Jailing People for Misdemeanor Drug Offenses

KTLA In the face of an ever-growing homelessness crisis, cities across California have been searching for solutions, from adding shelters and affordable housing to improving mental health and substance abuse services. But in Bakersfield, officials are considering a more radical … Continue reading

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Betrayed: District Attorney’s Are Running “Advanced Public Surveillance Networks”

MassPrivateI The public trust has been betrayed. District Attorney’s (DA) are using CCTV cameras and license plate readers to create public surveillance networks. According to U.S. Legal, the definition of a DA is “to investigate alleged crimes in cooperation with law enforcement.” … Continue reading

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Amazon wants to put microphones into your rings and glasses

Tech Crunch At the end of its hardware event today, Amazon  announced a new program for testing and selling its own experimental, limited-volume hardware: Day 1 Editions. The first of these new products is Echo Frames. These are Alexa-enabled glasses, though, unlike Google  … Continue reading

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Fremont Police Tesla Near-Dead Battery Forces Officer Off Pursuit

KPIX FREMONT (CBS SF) – A Tesla electric patrol car by the Fremont Police ran low on electricity in the middle of a pursuit, after the department said someone forgot to plug the vehicle into a charger. According to officials, … Continue reading

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Scientists invent super camera

Global Times Chinese scientists have developed an artificial intelligence (AI)-enabling 500 megapixel cloud camera system able to capture thousands of faces at a stadium in perfect detail and generate their facial data for the cloud while locating a particular target … Continue reading

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