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ICE Modified Its 'Risk Assessment' Software So It Automatically Recommends Detention
A recent software change to an ICE tool that automatically recommends detention of immigrants with little to no criminal history.
immigration  governmentLies  governmentOverreach  policeLies  judicialOverreach 
june 2018 by joeybaker
FBI Admits It Inflated Number of Supposedly Unhackable Devices
We’ve learned that the FBI has been misinforming Congress and the public as part of its call for backdoor access to encrypted devices. For months, the Bureau has claimed that encryption prevented it from legally searching the contents of nearly 7,800 devices in 2017, but today the Washington...
policeLies  encryptionWars 
may 2018 by joeybaker
New Evidence Deputies Committed Perjury in Orange County Snitch Scandal
In the latest blow to the law enforcement regime in Orange County, California, where the district attorney and sheriff
policeLies  policeEntrapment 
december 2016 by joeybaker
The Government Is Using a No Fly Zone to Suppress Journalism At Standing Rock
In recent weeks, videos shot by Native American drone pilots have shown percussion grenades launched from an armored vehicle deep into a crowd of people protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline in North
policeLies  censorship  judicialStupidity  policeBrutality 
december 2016 by joeybaker
New Evidence Suggests Rogue Government Agent Deleted Evidence in Silk Road Case
Image: Getty The saga of the Silk Road online black market taken down by US law enforcement in 2013 continues to get nuttier: a still-unidentified rogue government agent may have sold information
policeLies  governmentLies  governmentIncompetence  governmentOverreach 
december 2016 by joeybaker
Albuquerque police illegally deleted, altered videos of police shootings: report
The Albuquerque Police Department is coming under fire after former records supervisor, Reynaldo Chavez, gave a sworn affidavit claiming officers altered and deleted body camera videos. According to
november 2016 by joeybaker
FBI Opens Internal Investigation Into One Of Its Own Twitter Accounts Because Good Lord This Year Is So Stupid
There's nothing the FBI loves more than an investigation. It's right in the name. The on-again, off-again inspection of Hillary Clinton's emails have given director James Comey a chance to really
policeLies  governmentLies 
november 2016 by joeybaker
‘He’s got to get control of the ship again’: How tensions at the FBI will persist after the election
Deep divisions inside the FBI and the Justice Department over how to handle investigations dealing with Hillary Clinton will probably fester even after Tuesday’s presidential election and pose a
governmentLies  policeLies  churchOfTheSaavy 
november 2016 by joeybaker
Murdered Morris Park business owner was witness in upcoming NYPD corruption trial
A Rockland County man abducted from his Morris Park auto detailing shop and found dead in his car near Van Cortlandt Park last week was scheduled to testify against an alleged crooked cop in an
policeIncompetence  drugProhibition  policeLies  corruption 
october 2016 by joeybaker
How Chicago Police Convinced Courts to Let Them Track Cellphones Without a Warrant
The Chicago Police Department has acquired and used several varieties of advanced cellphone trackers since at least 2005 to target suspects in robberies, murders, kidnappings, and drug
policeLies  judicialStupidity  surveillanceState 
october 2016 by joeybaker
Democratic Senators Question FCC About Interference Caused by Covert Cellphone Trackers
Twelve Democratic senators penned a letter to the Federal Communications Commission asking whether surveillance technology used by law enforcement causes major interruptions in cellphone
policeLies  surveillanceState  governmentIncompetence 
october 2016 by joeybaker
Corrupt Chicago Police Were Taxing Drug Dealers and Targeting Their Rivals
n the spring of 2007, converging police scandals in Chicago threatened to engulf the Daley administration. Against the background of the long-running Jon Burge torture saga, stories of police
oligarchy  corruption  policeLies 
october 2016 by joeybaker
Chicago Police Bosses Targeted Cops Who Exposed Corruption
n autumn of 2012, the code of silence was very much in the news in Chicago. The trial of the civil suit brought against the city by Karolina Obrycka, the bartender struck and kicked by off-duty
judicialStupidity  oligarchy  policeBrutality  policeLies  corruption  policeIncompetence 
october 2016 by joeybaker
Use of body-worn cameras sees complaints against police ‘virtually vanish’, study finds
Body-worn cameras are fast becoming standard kit for frontline law enforcers, trumpeted by senior officers and even the US President as a technological
policeBrutality  policeLies  surveillanceState  win 
october 2016 by joeybaker
“We Want the Tapes!” Charlotte Protesters Demand Justice on Third Night of Protests
Hundreds of people continued to protest on the streets of Charlotte, North Carolina, for the third night in a row on Thursday, marching through the city peacefully for more than five hours, calling
globalUnrest  policeLies  policeBrutality 
september 2016 by joeybaker
Retiring NYPD Commissioner William Bratton Claims Police Will Reform From Within. Why Haven’t They
On his last day at the helm of the largest police force in the country, Commissioner William Bratton ended his 46 years as a police officer with a parting thought: police reform will happen from
september 2016 by joeybaker
West Virginia cop fired for not killing a man with an unloaded gun
We’ve tracked countless cases here where cops were able to keep their jobs after killing unarmed people, killing people after responding to the wrong house, killing people and then lying about it . .
policeLies  policeMilitarization 
september 2016 by joeybaker
FBI director says agency preparing attack on data encryption after the elections - World Socialist Web Site
In a lengthy keynote address on August 30, FBI Director James Comey said the federal government is planning to renew its drive to break data encryption in 2017.He told a group of cyber security
policeLies  encryptionWars 
september 2016 by joeybaker
Canadian Cops Want a Law That Forces People to Hand Over Encryption Passwords
Encryption tools that keep your digital communications hidden from prying eyes are becoming more widespread, and Canadian police say they need a law that compels people to hand over their passwords
informationObscurity  governmentOverreach  surveillanceState  policeLies  informationSecurity  encryptionWars 
august 2016 by joeybaker
Baton Rouge Police Sued Over Arrest of Peaceful Protesters
The Baton Rouge Police Department and state law enforcement officials were sued in federal court on Wednesday for violating the First Amendment rights of dozens of protesters detained at
policeLies  policeMilitarization  policeBrutality 
july 2016 by joeybaker
How a $2 Roadside Drug Test Sends Innocent People to Jail
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policeLies  judicialStupidity 
july 2016 by joeybaker
Tech Companies Fight Back After Years of Being Deluged With Secret FBI Requests
The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Justice, and technology and Internet companies have been waging a little-known war for years over how much information companies are obligated
policeBrutality  surveillanceState  policeLies  governmentLies  governmentOverreach 
june 2016 by joeybaker
FBI comes under scrutiny again after dropping investigation of Orlando shooter
The mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando was the third time in recent years that someone who had been under FBI scrutiny carried out a terrorist attack, raising questions about whether the
policeLies  governmentIncompetence 
june 2016 by joeybaker
The Real Reason Why Oakland's Police Chief Was Fired - East Bay Express
Your definitive guide to summertime entertainment, outings, eating, drinking, and more. By Luke Tsai, Sam Lefebvre, Sarah Burke, Nastia Voynovskaya, Nick Miller and Janelle Bitker, Darwin BondGraham,
policeLies  governmentLies  policeBrutality  corruption 
june 2016 by joeybaker
FBI won't reveal hack, so child porn evidence tossed
Evidence in a child pornography trial has been excluded because the US government refuses to detail how it hacked the website allegedly visited by the defendant.The FBI says the hacking method,
governmentIncompetence  surveillanceState  policeLies 
may 2016 by joeybaker
Philly Police Admit They Disguised a Spy Truck as a Google Streetview Car
The vehicle in question. Image: Dustin SlaughterThe Philadelphia Police Department admitted today that a mysterious unmarked license plate surveillance truck disguised as a Google Maps vehicle, which
policeLies  policeMilitarization 
may 2016 by joeybaker
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