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DOD blocking US cooperation with International Criminal Court:
NATO to deploy more troops to Kosovo:
U.S. govt banned NSO’s Pegasus, but said to buy rival spyware Paragon Graphite:
Irony: Mar-a-Lago Prosecutors Ask For Trump Surveillance Camera Footage
New York DA Argues That President Trump Was Not An "Officer Of The United States"
US govt sent $1.3B to China, Russia for Wuhan lab research:
Foreign Bribery Investigations Loom for Pfizer:
Director of National Intelligence is Billed as Woman of Great Integrity After Winning Leadership Award at “Washington Oscars”
CNN Interviews Former FBI Director Comey on Every Alleged Violation of the Rule of Law . . . Except His Own:
FBI Refuses To Hand Over Communications About Twitter Censorship:
"The FBI’s response to these requests is nothing short of bizarre," Michael Chamberlain, director of Protect the Public's Trust said. "They twisted the substance of the requests and then asserted the right to deny acknowledging if records even exist based upon their mangled interpretation, and even though they have already admitted that the records exist."
House Republicans to hold FBI Director in contempt for refusing to hand over documents that could prove a criminal scheme involving Biden:
FBI Agrees To Finally Hand Over Biden Corruption Docs Under Threat Of Contempt:
President Biden and the Islamophobic Watchlist:
San Diego city council calls housing a human right but may soon ban tent encampments:
South Carolina, West Virginia join states sending National Guard troops to Texas border:
"Eight states have promised to deploy personnel to US-Mexico border after plea from Texas Gov Greg Abbott."
Unannounced inspections of CBP facilities by the OIG reveal CPB Rio Grande Valley detention issues:
Native American Tribe Demands Justice For Man Shot 38 Times By Border Patrol:
8 year-old girl who died in US Border Patrol custody denied ambulance
U.S. Spent $13B Sponsoring Unaccompanied Minor Children At The Border Since 2012:
Judge Makes History Rules Border Searches of Cell Phones Require a Warrant:
The Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport to use facial recognition check-in kiosks:
DHS's Eighth National Terrorism Bulletin Claims There Could Be A Rise In Domestic Violent Extremism Despite Not Having Any Proof:
"Lone offenders and small groups motivated by a range of ideological beliefs and personal grievances continue to pose a persistent threat to the United States. Both domestic violent extremists and those associated with foreign terrorist organizations continue to attempt to motivate supporters to conduct attacks, including through violent extremist messaging and online calls for violence. In the coming months, DHS expects the threat environment to remain heightened and that individuals may be motivated to violence by perceptions of the 2024 general election cycle and legislative or judicial decisions pertaining to sociopolitical issues."
FISA Court’s Section 702 Opinion and Memo, Explained:
The FISA Court Has Made a Mockery of the Constitutional Right to Privacy:
"Perhaps most shocking, however, is the FISA court’s analysis of how the Fourth Amendment should apply to the FBI’s “backdoor searches” of Americans’ communications. These searches occur when the FBI queries Section 702 data that was ostensibly collected for foreign intelligence purposes without a warrant but includes a person on U.S. soil in the communication."
Atlanta Police Arrest Organizers of Bail Fund for Cop City Protesters:
Worcester, MA sued 3 years after police clashed with residents in streets after George Floyd protest:
'Behavior of a Fascist Police State': Legal Aid Organizers Arrested After Backing Cop City Protesters:
FTC Says Ring Employees Illegally Surveilled Customers Fined $30M:
Minneapolis Schools Secretly Partnered with ShotSpotter Surveillance Company, Cyber Attack Reveals:
City of Portland will not pursue Shotspotter technology for now:
Two California storage facilities use spying Knightscope K5 robots:
U.S. Reliance on Chinese Drones: A Sector for the Next CHIPS Act?
Illinois lawmakers allow police facial recognition drones at special events:
The "Drones As First Responders Act" amends the "Freedom from Drone Surveillance Act" to allow police to use drones at special events.
NH police department finalizing their drone policy:
"At a May 12, 2022, Walpole selectboard meeting, Sanctuary noted multiple uses for the equipment, including for search and rescue, barricaded individuals and looking for marijuana fields, meeting minutes state. However, resident Ann Shaughnessy brought concerns to the board that July after she said she saw the drone over someone’s yard."
Nation’s First Drone-Based Weather Service Launched in North Dakota:
Stopping Harmful Incidents to Enforce Lawful Drone Use Act:
AI-Controlled Drone Turns On, ‘Kills’ Human Operator in Simulated US Air Force Test:
Police Grants Help Website:
If the Police Can Decide Who Qualifies as a Journalist, There Is No Free Press:
Supreme Risk An Interactive Guide to Rights the Supreme Court Could Take Away:
It Took Alito Barely a Month to Violate the Supreme Court’s New Ethics Rules:
Judging the judges: Scandals have the potential to affect the legitimacy of judges – and possibly the federal judiciary, too
California Supreme Court ruled student sexually assaulted by DA should not receive treble damages:
Despite evidence that the employer covered up the employee’s past abuse, state laws shield public entities from enhanced, explicitly punitive damages that are not compensatory in nature.
PA Police And Prosecutors Engaged In Scheme Of Using Sex And Drugs To Coerce Confessions:
Texas Lawmakers Pass Bill Allowing Removal of ‘Rogue’ Prosecutors Who Fail to Enforce Laws:
For Black drivers, a cop's first 45 words are a portent of what's to come:
DISGUSTED- Judge Has Agreed To Seal Court Documents In Ralph Yarl Shooting:
Family of 11-year-old Black boy shot by police files federal lawsuit seeking $5M:
DOJ Says That Cops Who Killed Autistic Teenager MAY Have Violated His Civil Rights:
DOJ Intervention Didn’t Stop Seattle’s Police Violence. It Gave Cops More Money:
CT House votes to limit deceptive, coercive police interrogation:
NJ cop who killed unarmed homeowner who called 911 to report a burglary indicted on manslaughter charge:
Bridgeport Fights “Freedom Of Information” Orders To Release Police Records:
DeSantis’s $13.5M police program lures officers with violent records to Florida:
San Francisco’s Mayor Boosts Police and Homelessness Funds:
Child Predator Cop Has Conviction Thrown Out Only to Be Busted Again, Hit with 50 Charges:
$2.5M lawsuit filed against Myrtle Creek, DHS as former police officer sentenced in child abuse case:
Houston police supervisor who knew cop lied to get numerous search warrants cannot be sued because there is no prior case showing it to be illegal:
NYPD Claims It's Illegal To Film in a Police Station:
NYPD cops lawyer claims he didn't know he was working for Chinese agent:
NYPD Officer Cites 'Courtesy Cards' As Source Of Corruption:
Florida cop and pregnant woman beat up shared boyfriend:
The tragic consequences of wrongful imprisonment in Florida:
"The National Registry of Exonerations lists 85 wrongly convicted Floridians, 13 from Broward alone, more than any other Florida county. No one knows how many others have been unable to prove their innocence. All but a few of those 85 spent time, often many years, in prison. Thirty were on death row."
Daniel Saldana exonerated after spending 33 years in prison:
Charges dropped against man who served 21 years in prison for deaths of 2 Michigan hunters:
Secrecy on Severe Jail Injuries Spurs Rikers Monitor to Sound Alarm:
NYC DOC head tried to get federal monitor to shelve damning report on jail incidents:
NYC Jails No Longer Announcing Deaths Behind Bars, Angering Watchdogs:
Judge rules reports on conditions in San Diego jails should be made public:
Mentally ill inmate in Nebraska prison pummeled with pepper balls during two incidents:
In American Prisons, You’re Nothing More Than a Number:
Appeals court rules inmate phone calling services can be sued for collusion over raising prices:
Three Years After #DefundThePolice, Schools Are Bringing Cops Back to Campus:
How spending on public safety and policing has changed over the last 40 years:
"Spending on public safety in cities in the US has doubled since 1980. Over 100 cities continue to increase police funding as a share of public safety spending."
3 years after George Floyd, I want to tell my daughter Michigan changed policing:
Fear of police violence still looms large three years after George Floyd’s murder:
DISGUSTED: Billionaire Sackler Family To Get Immunity In $6B Opioid Settlement