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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

Cash Strapped New Jersey Town Proposes Traffic Ticket Blitz to Raise Money

Plenty of cities and towns operate speed traps as thinly disguised revenue generating schemes. But few cities come right out and say it. Paterson, New Jersey, with a population of about 146,000, has proposed a plan to generate $3 million in new annual revenue by increasing the number of traffic tickets it’s police department issues … Continue reading

Sales of Riot Control Gear Predicted to Soar Globally

Sputnik News A new report details that the market for the manufacture and sale of riot control systems worldwide is growing at an alarming rate, as increasingly authoritarian governments prepare for ethnic unrest, religious riots, political disputes, and violence against corrupt officials and organizations. Over the next five years, the market for crowd control tools … Continue reading

The Government’s Insane War On Tiny Homes and Humanity

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The FBI has collected 430,000 iris scans in a so-called ‘pilot program’

The FBI has partnered with US Border Patrol, the Pentagon and local law enforcement agencies to collect hundreds of thousands of iris scans, which can be captured in a fraction of a second. The Verge By Colin Lecher and Russell Brandom As a modestly sized department — policing 2 million citizens with just over 1,800 … 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

Hawaii becomes first U.S. state to place gun owners on FBI database

Hawaii is implementing FBI tracking and monitoring of gun owners in it’s state. Hawaii police will be notified when a firearm owner from the state is arrested anywhere in the US. The new bill was signed into law on Thursday. Reuters Hawaii’s governor signed a bill making it the first state to place its residents … Continue reading

Government Watch Lists

In 1963, Martin Luther King was a gun owner on an FBI watch list.https://t.co/xN8vQDQAnJ — David Burge (@iowahawkblog) June 22, 2016 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

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

New Report: FBI Can Access Hundreds of Millions of Face Recognition Photos

Jennifer Lynch Electronic Frontier Foundation Today the federal Government Accountability Office (GAO) finally published its exhaustive report on the FBI’s face recognition capabilities. The takeaway: FBI has access to hundreds of millions more photos than we ever thought. And the Bureau has been hiding this fact from the public—in flagrant violation of federal law and … Continue reading