Author Archives: Joe from MassPrivateI

‘Highway robbery’ or a way to fight drug cartels? Utah police defend law that lets them take cash, even from suspects who are never arrested.

Salt Lake Tribune – by Jessica Miller A Utah lawmaker set a goal to remove any incentive any Utah police officer could have to unnecessarily take money from someone. State law allows officers to seize property — even from people … Continue reading

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USD: Hawaiian Day party is offensive. Hawaiian state rep: No, it’s not.

Campus Reform – by Adam Sabes The University of South Dakota allegedly pressured the Student Bar Association to change the name of its event from “Hawaiian day” to “Beach Day.” However, after first keeping leis in the program, USD later … Continue reading

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JPSO investigating shocking video of arrest on Metairie parade route

WGNA News METAIRIE – The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating the arrest of a 20-year-old man on the Metairie parade route after a video posted on Twitter shows an officer swatting a cell phone from his hand before several others … Continue reading

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Fire departments are ‘going dark’ and becoming secret public safety organizations

MassPrivateI Across the country fire departments in Connecticut, Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina and Illinois have begun encrypting their radio transmissions, effectively turning them into secret public safety organizations. The latest fire department to ‘go dark’ and hide its communications from the public is the Denver Fire Department in Colorado.  

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China bans 23m from buying travel tickets as part of ‘social credit’ system

The Guardian China has blocked millions of “discredited” travellers from buying plane or train tickets as part of the country’s controversial “social credit” system aimed at improving the behaviour of citizens. According to the National Public Credit Information Centre, Chinese courts … Continue reading

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Lies America’s News-Media Tell

Strategic Culture – by Eric Zuesse Here are America’s recent targets for regime-change (against which have been used economic sanctions, invasion, and enormous destruction) — and all of them are nations that never invaded nor threatened to invade America: Iraq … Continue reading

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Upland school calls police on 5-year-old boy

ABC 7 News UPLAND, Calif. (KABC) — Like many kindergarteners, 5-year-old Kyler has plenty of hobbies and interests – and one of his dreams is that he wants to be a policeman. At least he wanted to be one until … Continue reading

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Claims of Brutal Beating by Police Headed to Trial

Courthouse News – by Nick Calhill SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) – After an argument with his wife ended nonviolently, Joseph Ledesma hopped into his truck to try and clear his mind. But before he could make it out of his driveway, … Continue reading

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Sheriff says ‘Scared Straight’ program helps troubled kids. Experts say it’s child abuse

The Charlotte Observer Sheriff’s deputies pushed them against jail-yard fences and shoved them to the ground. They yelled and cursed within inches of their faces. They forced them to run for long periods, ignoring pleas for breaks, until some vomited. … Continue reading

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Digital drivers licenses and smartphones will be searched by police

MassPrivateI For years the push to replace physical drivers licenses with digital drivers licenses has relied one one thing; privacy. But all of the “fake news” the public has been fed about their privacy is about to come “crashing” down, … Continue reading

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Florida cops charged after one punched teen and another tried to destroy the evidence

Boing Boing – by Rob Beschizza After a raid in Miami, police Sgt. Manuel Regueiro approached and punched an 18-year-old cuffed suspect in the face. The victim warned the officers they were being filmed by the home security system. So … Continue reading

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Judge says ban on rapid-fire ‘bump stocks’ can go forward, rejects challenge to new rules

USA Today The Trump administration can go ahead with a ban on the rapid-fire gun attachments used to carry out the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, a federal judge ruled late Monday, turning back one of the first … Continue reading

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Suspended cop faces San Mateo County elder abuse charge

The Daily Journal A suspended San Francisco police officer accused of a November bank robbery is already facing charges in San Mateo County for allegedly stealing from an elderly man with Alzheimer’s disease, according to officials. Rain Daugherty, 44, of … Continue reading

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Wisconsin governor issues order pulling National Guard troops from border, citing no ‘crisis’

The Hill Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (D) on Monday issued an executive orderwithdrawing the state’s National Guard troops from the southern border. Evers said in a tweet that there is not evidence of a crisis at the border and there is … Continue reading

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Victor’s Justice: The Truth About the International Criminal Court

Steemit – by James Corbett, The Corbett Report As a well-known adage holds: “To the victor go the spoils.” But it might well add: “Meanwhile, the losers go to the gallows.” This is the logic of victor’s justice. It is … Continue reading

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ASU Law School wants cities around the world to use facial recognition

MassPrivateI Arizona State University (ASU) which spent $307 million to renovate Sun Devil Stadium has learned a lot about Smart City surveillance. ASU used facial recognition to spy on alumni, students, faculty and families. And now they want to share what they … Continue reading

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Long Island Man Arrested For Shooting Down Drone That Looks For Missing Dogs

CBS New York ST. JAMES, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A high-tech search for a missing dog led to gunfire on Long Island on Sunday. Now, a man is under arrest, CBS2’s Hazel Sanchez reported. Kato Ortiz of Port Jefferson did not give … Continue reading

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Cops Say Their ‘Fear’ Allows Them to Trample the 4th Amendment

Free Thought Project  – by Matt Agorist Delaware — In the ostensible land of the free, police are required to obtain consent, a warrant, or have probable cause that a crime is being committed before they can search you or … Continue reading

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Virginia’s Automated Revenue Collectors

Eric Peters Autos – by Peter Speed cameras are like kudzu – they have to be beaten back every so often. If, that is, the public has any idea they are about to get mulcted by them. With almost no … Continue reading

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YouTube Just Demonetized Anti-Vax Channels

BuzzFeed News – by Caroline O’Donovan YouTube on Friday said it would prevent channels that promote anti-vax content from running advertising, saying explicitly that such videos fall under its policy prohibiting the monetization of videos with “dangerous and harmful” content. … Continue reading

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