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.
A group of teenagers at an Ohio high school voluntarily took a shot of pepper spray to the face, and it was all caught on videotape.
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.
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.
A grandmother with terminal cancer is in the Sedgwick County Jail because of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, in her system while she was driving. But the THC was in her system because it is in a medication her pharmacist says she needs in order to eat while on chemotherapy.
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.”
I’m having trouble describing Oregon’s disturbing statutes and how two courts made excuses to allow law enforcement to circumvent our Constitution. This month, an Oregon Appeals court agreed with a district court ruling which forces first responders to become state actors.
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.
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.
The “War on Drugs” is largely based on totally FAKED science!
Sports stadiums across the country are spying on everyone’s instant messages, Tweets and sentiments.
A new study published by JAMA Surgery found that from 2006 to 2012, there were approximately 51,000 emergency department visits per year for patients injured by law enforcement in the United States, with this number stable over this time period.
The U.S. military plans to take over America by 2030.
The War on Drugs is a war on people.
‘The land of the free’ is being turned into the land of the watch list.
Imagine going through a metal detector before you check into your hotel room, imagine being patted down and searched before you get inside your hotel. Imagine Disney using facial biometrics to spy on everyone in your family. Well imagine no more, it’s already happening.
Connecticut lawmakers are considering whether the state should become the first in the country to allow police to use drones outfitted with deadly weapons, a proposal immediately met with concern by civil rights and liberties advocates.
In the annals of wrongful convictions, there is nothing that comes close in size to the epic drug-lab scandal that is entering its dramatic final act in Massachusetts. About 23,000 people convicted of low-level drug crimes are expected to have their cases wiped away next month en masse, the result of a five-year court fight over the work of a rogue chemist.