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Local Police Using CIA-funded Software to Track All Citizens’ Social Media Posts

The New American Local police departments are using software developed by a CIA-funded company to monitor citizens’ social media posts and their physical locations in real time 24 hours a day. Stories from across the country have revealed that several local law enforcement agencies — in Seattle, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Oakland among others — and … Continue reading

Yahoo Email Scanner Was Installed by Government — News from Antiwar.com

Yahoo Email Scanner Was Installed by Government | Software could’ve given NSA much more access than just emails Source: Yahoo Email Scanner Was Installed by Government — News from Antiwar.com Former employees of Yahoo have corroborated this week’s stories about the company scanning all emails coming into their servers on behalf of the NSA, saying … Continue reading

DEA regularly mines Americans’ travel records to seize millions in cash

Civilian Asset Forfeiture and the War on Drugs are both cash cows for the domestic police state. USA Today WASHINGTON — Federal drug agents regularly mine Americans’ travel information to profile people who might be ferrying money for narcotics traffickers — though they almost never use what they learn to make arrests or build criminal … Continue reading

South Dakota Police Use Forced Catheterization to Collect Urine Samples

An attorney has filed a motion to quash a search warrant and evidence gathered in a forced catheterization in South Dakota. According to the motion, law enforcement “strapped the defendant to a bed, and conducted a forced catheterization on the Defendant’s urine.” The Argus Leader reports: Dirk Landon Sparks was arrested March 14 after a … Continue reading

4th Amendment Under Attack in Supreme Court Decision

On Monday the US Supreme Court ruled to uphold evidence gathered during an illegal investigatory stop in Utah. The case, Utah vs. Strieff, has wide implications for the 4th Amendment, which protects citizens from unreasonable searches and seizures by the government. The Supreme Court decided that even if the stop of Edward Strieff by narcotics … Continue reading