Author Archives: Joe from MassPrivateI

Homeland Security creates exclusive “Platinum” spy on your neighbors cam-share club

MassPrivateI Looking for that special gift for your family this holiday season? Why not signup for Homeland Security’s “Platinum” spy on your neighbors cam-share club. According to an article in the Advocate, DHS and New Orleans law enforcement have just created a … Continue reading

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School’s historical re-enactment causes shooting scare

AP COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Dozens of police offices rushed to a South Carolina elementary school Tuesday after 911 dispatchers heard gunshots and someone pulled an alarm reporting a shooting on campus. But it turns out the gunfire was actually … Continue reading

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Mother, children left homeless after police damage house looking for son

MLive BUENA VISTA TWP, MI — Debris consisting of the home’s interior littered the lawn of the house on the 1000 block of South 27th Street. The inside looks like a hurricane blew through it. Crystal Thomas and her children were … Continue reading

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NYPD launches drone program

Fox 5 NY NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) – The skies above New York City will be covered by a fleet of drones piloted by police officers. The New York City Police Department announced its Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) program on … Continue reading

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Alabama Police Shot Innocent Man Three Times From the Back, Independent Autopsy Says

Reason – by Joe Setyon New revelations have come to light regarding the Thanksgiving Day police shooting of Emantic Bradford, Jr., in Alabama. According to an independent autopsy ordered by Bradford’s family, the results of which were released Monday, Bradford … Continue reading

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FAA’s “Integration Pilot UAS Program” is really a national police surveillance drone program

MassPrivateI This year was full of many disturbing stories, like the one about Bloomberg’s role-playing workshops being used to convince the public to accept police drones equipped with microphones. And another about politicians claiming police drones will help revitalize a downtown and … Continue reading

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Gorilla, susceptible like us, to flu, gets his shot at National Zoo

Washington Post – by Martin Weil It’s widely accepted that apes are relatives of ours, so a little reflection might suggest that now’s the time for the National Zoo’s infant gorilla to get his flu shot. And in fact, the … Continue reading

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Congressman Threatens to Bomb Gun Owners Who Don’t Submit to Gun Control

Mises – by Alan Mosley In May of 2018, Representative Eric Swalwell (D-CA) wrote an opinion column for USA Today in which he called for significant increases in gun control, following the murder of Gary Jackson, a 28-year old security guard from … Continue reading

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Tribune Media May Sell Out to Rival Nexstar, Creating TV Station-Owning Behemoth

Gizmodo – by Tom McKay Earlier this year, broadcasting giant Sinclair—the media group that forced anchors at its stations to read an ominous script parroting Donald Trump’s narrative on “fake news”—was stopped by regulators from acquiring rival Tribune Media Co. in a shady $3.9 … Continue reading

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Landlord Tells Harvard Student to Move Out Over Legally Owned Guns

Free Beacon – by Stephen Gutowski A Massachusetts landlord told a Harvard University graduate student that he wanted her to move out of her apartment because her legally owned firearms made some of her roommates uncomfortable. “Since it’s clear that … Continue reading

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Philly Cops Skirting Forfeiture Restrictions By Seizing Cars As ‘Evidence’

Tech Dirt – by Tim Cushing A couple of months ago, a consent decree drastically restructured Philadelphia’s severely-abused asset forfeiture program. It didn’t eliminate the program entirely, but it did eliminate the small-ball cash grabs favored by local law enforcement. The median … Continue reading

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New Book Shatters Our Misplaced Faith in the Federal Vaccine Narrative

Tenth Amendment Center – by Davis Taylor Vaccine mandates generally have their basis in federal recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Most Americans believe that the CDC’s guidelines are carefully crafted, based upon unbiased and thorough … Continue reading

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Be Warned: Customer Service Agents Can See What You’re Typing in Real Time

Gizmodo – by Kashmir Hill Next time you’re chatting with a customer service agent online, be warned that the person on the other side of your conversation might see what you’re typing in real time. A reader sent us the … Continue reading

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Cop cover-up trial Day 1: Defense questions if detective ever made critical call

Chicago Sun Times 5:55 p.m. Trial ends for the day 5:34 p.m. Defense attorney questions whether David March placed the call Defense attorney James McKay attacked on cross-examination an investigator for the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office who said he … Continue reading

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‘I kicked him like there was no f**king tomorrow’: Cops joke about brutality in bodycam VIDEO

RT Missouri State Representative Bruce Franks Jr has released appalling bodycam footage he fought to obtain for four years, in which officers who arrested him brag openly about the brutality they used when dealing with protesters. Franks alleges he was … Continue reading

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Over a million websites seized in global operation

ICE.gov WASHINGTON – More than 1 million copyright-infringing website domain names selling counterfeit automotive parts, electrical components, personal care items and other fake goods were criminally and civilly seized in the past year through the combined efforts of law-enforcement agencies … Continue reading

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Surveillance cameras equipped with thermal imaging allow police to identify people by their gender, body size and color of their skin

MassPrivateI BriefCam’s “Transforming Video into Actionable Intelligence” allows law enforcement and retailers to secretly identify people by their gender, body size, color, direction, speed and more. BriefCam’s Video Synopsis version V allows police and retail stores to use surveillance cameras to identify individuals and … Continue reading

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DNA for Sale: Ancestry wants your spit, your DNA and your trust. Should you give them all 3?

Tampa Bay Times – by Stuart Leavenworth LEHI, Utah — It markets its DNA kits with promises that tug at the heartstrings: Discover ancestors. Strengthen family ties. Understand your life. Aided by venture capital and a flood of savvy marketing, … Continue reading

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East Pittsburgh Police Department will be disbanded, state police to take over patrols

WPXI EAST PITTSBURGH, Pa. – The East Pittsburgh Police Department will soon be no more. The Allegheny County district attorney told Target 11 that the department will be disbanded.  

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California Appeals Court Upholds Vaccination Law

Courthouse News – by Helen Christophi Dealing a blow to vaccine opponents, a California appellate court upheld a 2016 state law repealing the personal belief exemption to California’s immunization requirements for schoolchildren. Four California parents and a California anti-vaccine group … Continue reading

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