Transit Police Are Secretly Spying On Commuters’ Travel Plans, Texts And Emails

A class action lawsuit in California, reveals that Transit Police are using a free ‘Bart Watch’ app and Stingray surveillance to secretly spy on commuters texts and emails. (For more info. read pages 5-15 of the suit.) Transit Police take their cues from other police departments, claiming they’re only interested in the public’s safety and security.

Police Given Access To DHS’s Massive Biometric Database

According to an article in Texas Public Radio, law enforcement will now have access to DHS’s biometric database. “Texas law enforcement are now getting a big assist from the federal government. Texas is the first and only state to get access to a massive Department of Homeland Security biometric database…” Letting police have access to everyone’s biomterics is asinine and the potential for abuse will be astronomical.

Church Run Police Department Has A Pattern Of Abuse Going Back Decades

According to the Department of Justice (DOJ) a church run police department has a pattern of abuse going back decades. The Colorado City Marshal’s Office engaged in a long-standing pattern of abuses that included false arrests, unreasonable seizures of property, discriminatory policing on the basis of religion, and violating the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.

Watch: Family Refuses To Give Up Toddler’s Seat On Delta Flight And Are Threatened With Jail And Kids Being Taken

Brian and Brittany Schear, of Huntington Beach, California, were on a red-eye flight on April 23 from Maui to Los Angeles when they were told that they had to give one of their seats to another passenger. The ordeal began when the airline asked the family to give up a seat they had purchased that was occupied by their 2-year-old, Grayson. The airline wanted the family to carry him on their laps for the flight instead. After the Schears tried to refuse – explaining repeatedly (and calmly) that they purchased that seat and needed to use it – the airline staff made an outrageous threat: “You have to give up the seat or you’re going to jail, your wife is going to jail and they’ll take your kids from you.”

Florida Voted For Medical Marijuana, State Legislators Don’t Care

Last year Florida became the 28th state to legalize medical marijuana when Amendment 2 passed with over 70% of the vote. Unfortunately, instead of abiding by the overwhelming voter mandate, the state Legislature is looking to impose severe restrictions on the industry. The move will hurt patients, while enriching a handful of licensed growers.

Cops Detain Entire School, Illegally Search/Grope 900 Kids — Find Nothing, Parents Furious

Children feel violated, parents are furious, and a lawsuit is getting filed after the Worth County Sheriff’s office conducted an illegal search of 900 students — in the name of the war on drugs. The rights-violating intrusive and aggressive pat downs and drug dog searches yielded absolutely nothing. On April 14, when the students of Worth County High School returned from spring break, they arrived at school to find a police state had taken over. The sheriff and his deputies — with no probable cause — detained and illegally searched every single child in the school, all 900 of them.