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smc
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This is shameful. They SHOULD NOT have released those text messages, it erodes the trust these fine officers place in us. We should respect their privacy. Those responsible for this leak should be brought up on wiretap charges.


Now here is a Sheriffs office that trusts its deputies.
http://www.wral.com/news/local/wral_investigates/story/9831098/
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"The sheriff’s office denies threatening Cline with a Taser, but acknowledges there is no dashboard camera video to prove it either way. The dash cam in one car was broken and the other hadn't been installed, according to Lewis.

The other issue that can’t be proven is whether Cline had marijuana in his car. The authorities who claimed to have found it never collected the drugs as evidence.

“They didn’t write me a citation for anything. They just told me to have a good day,” Cline said."

Punk kid gets off scot free and still whines just because they wanted a peek at his willy. This whiny white kid better watch out now, or next time it will be a fellow inmate giving him a strip search, haha.

[Edited on July 7, 2011 at 8:57 PM. Reason : .]

7/7/2011 8:51:27 PM

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http://www.theagitator.com/2011/07/07/does-michelle-obama-know-about-this/

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"Their front yard was torn up after replacing a sewer line, so instead of replacing the dirt with grass, one Oak Park woman put in a vegetable garden and now the city is seeing green.

The list goes on: fresh basil, cabbage, carrots, tomatoes, cumbers and more all filling five large planter boxes that fill the Bass family’s front yard.

Julie Bass says, “We thought we’re minding our own business, doing something not ostentatious and certainly not obnoxious or nothing that is a blight on the neighborhood, so we didn’t think people would care very much.”

But some cared very much and called the city. The city then sent out code enforcement.

“They warned us at first that we had to move the vegetables from the front, that no vegetables were allowed in the front yard. We didn’t move them because we didn’t think we were doing anything wrong, even according to city code we didn’t think we were doing anything wrong. So they ticketed us and charged me with a misdemeanor,” Bass said . . .

City code says that all unpaved portions of the site shall be planted with grass or ground cover or shrubbery or other suitable live plant material. Tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers are what Basses see as suitable.

However, Oak Park’s Planning and Technology Director Kevin Rulkowski says the city disagrees. He says, “If you look at the dictionary, suitable means common. You can look all throughout the city and you’ll never find another vegetable garden that consumes the entire front yard.”

So what is suitable? From another local news report:

. . . we asked Rulkowski why it’s not suitable.

“If you look at the definition of what suitable is in Webster’s dictionary, it will say common. So, if you look around and you look in any other community, what’s common to a front yard is a nice, grass yard with beautiful trees and bushes and flowers,” he said.

God forbid your yard doesn’t include beautiful trees, bushes and flowers. It’s your job, Oak Park citizens, to give Kevin Rulkowski pretty things to look at. According to Bass’s blog, she’s demanding her right to a jury trial. So the city plans to throw the book at her.

our attorney spoke to the prosecutor today. (for the record, my crush on him is totally finished after today.)

his position: they are going to take this all the way.

officially, this means i am facing 93 days in jail if they win.

no joke."




[Edited on July 7, 2011 at 9:55 PM. Reason : .]

7/7/2011 9:42:29 PM

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whoah...that's a bit overboard. it's a prime example of overzealous politicians having their judgment clouded by strict interpretation of law.

7/7/2011 10:08:57 PM

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"no vegetables were allowed in the front yard"


Local governments can be so absurd at times. Fortunately the federal government never concerns itself with criminalizing plants that many people enjoy.

This is not an issue of right or wrongs, but of societal norms. You have the freedom to do anything you want...as long as it's the same thing everyone else is doing at the current time and place. Stray from the flock and they'll sick the dogs on you. It happens in every culture.

[Edited on July 7, 2011 at 11:08 PM. Reason : .]

7/7/2011 11:03:56 PM

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on a side note, I didn't know until the other day that Houston has no property zoning laws...and the citizens have consistenly voted against them...Pretty neat.

7/8/2011 9:07:35 AM

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deemarie knows one of those wayne county deputies who wanted to see that dude's dick on the side of the road

she said he is a douche



[Edited on July 8, 2011 at 9:26 AM. Reason : fwiw most wayne co. deputies are cool]

7/8/2011 9:25:25 AM

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"But some cared very much and called the city."




Someone trying to grow their own food, in this economy? Better call the city.

7/8/2011 9:53:13 AM

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http://newamericamedia.org/2011/05/why-was-latino-former-marine-shot-60-times-by-arizona-swat-team.php

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"Another Latino has been shot dead in an Arizona home invasion – and the national media is once again ignoring the story. It happened on May 5 and the news is only now surfacing outside the Arizona media through citizen journalism on blogs, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.

According to the Arizona Daily Star...
“José Guerena, 26, a former Marine, was sleeping after the graveyard shift at Asarco Mission mine about 9:30 a.m. when his wife woke him saying she heard noises outside and a man was at their window. Guerena told his wife to hide in a closet with their 4-year-old son, his wife has said. He grabbed an AR-15 rifle and moments later was slumped in the kitchen, mortally wounded from a hail of gunfire.”

Guerena was shot 60 times by members of the Pima Regional SWAT team. His bullet riddled body was found by his wife Vanessa and their four-year-old son, Joel. “Mom, my dad was a bad guy? What did my dad do?'" asked Joel according to Vanessa. Her desperate 911 call to save her husband’s life was recorded on a chilling YouTube video.

The explanation by the Pima County Sheriff’s office for the home invasion has changed since the May 5 shooting. First reports by the Sheriff’s office were that the SWAT team’s mission was to break up a suspected drug ring and that Guerena fired his weapon before the SWAT team fired back. That story was later reversed when it was discovered the safety on Guerena's AR-15 was still locked. The motive for the SWAT team’s mission was then changed by the Sheriff’s office, which now says that "someone in the home" had been suspected of a connection with a home invasion robbery ring. The search warrant and court documents that would reveal what the SWAT team was looking for in Guerena's home have been sealed by a judge and are unavailable to the public.

No drugs, cash or criminal evidence of any kind were found in the home. Neither José nor his wife Vanessa has a criminal record. In an attempt to discredit Guerena’s character, a lawyer for the AZCOPS law-enforcement union, Michael Storie, told the media that rifles, handguns, body armor and a portion of a law-enforcement uniform were found inside the house where José Guerena was shot. However, Storie was forced to admit that if SWAT members had entered the home without incident, those inside "probably ... wouldn't have been arrested."

Ironically, Pima County Sheriff Clarence W. Dupnik was highly critical of right wing talk radio following the Tucson shooting of Representative Gabrielle Giffords in January, saying that Arizona had become "a mecca for prejudice and bigotry" thanks to the “vitriol” spread by far-right pundits. Sheriff Dupnik is now stonewalling requests for more details about the case but implied Guerena should not have resisted.

Although virtually ignored by the national media, most Latinos in Arizona know about the 2009 home invasion by Shawna Forde and her Minutemen accomplices posing as Border Patrol agents that led to the shooting death of 9-year-old Brisenia Flores and her father. So it’s not surprising José Guerena would have reached for his rifle to defend his family.

Guerena served two tours of duty as a decorated Marine in Iraq. He returned from service no doubt grateful to have survived the firefights in that war-torn nation. In a cruel twist of fate, he would die in a hail of bullets in his own home.

This tragic story is shocking and sad. Sadder still is that this tragedy has found no "bounce" in the national media. Had this two-hitch Iraq veteran been named Grady instead of Guerena, I think it would have made headlines across the country.

No federal investigation of the actions by the Pima County SWAT team is planned at this time. And without any significant national media coverage of this questionable incident, that is likely how it will remain."

7/11/2011 4:38:49 PM

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^I saw a story about that at one point when it was still new...there's a bunch of shady behind the scenes shit on both sides, like how a scout cop car was tailed in the neighborhood and its tags were searched in a database before it had even left the street.

http://azstarnet.com/news/local/crime/article_a978c23a-a40f-5d0a-a203-76b88ac67e86.html?mode=story

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"The man shot and killed by Pima County SWAT officers was linked to a home-invasion crew, the attorney representing the officers said Thursday.

Attorney Michael Storie said authorities found rifles, handguns, body armor and a portion of a law-enforcement uniform inside the house where Jose Guerena was shot by officers serving a search warrant May 5.

"Everything they think they're going to find in there they find," Storie said in a news conference called a day after the Sheriff's Department complained that media reports on the incident spread misinformation and encouraged speculation about events surrounding the shooting. The Sheriff's Department said Wednesday that it would provide no details about the case to the public until the investigation is complete.

The search warrant and court documents showing what deputies were looking for and seized from Guerena's home have been sealed by a judge and are unavailable to the public.

Christopher Scileppi, who is representing the Guerena family, said nothing seized from Guerena's home was illegal and that Storie's statements were unsupported by facts and meant to discredit Guerena's character. Scileppi did not comment on the details of the case.

On Thursday afternoon, the Sheriff's Department declined to comment on what the attorneys said.

All statements made by Storie on Thursday morning came from the five SWAT officers he is representing, he said.

The five officers had "no choice but to shoot" when they breached the front door of the house in the 7100 block of South Redwater Drive and saw Guerena holding a rifle, Storie said. The home is on the southwest side, near South Wade and West Los Reales roads.

The house was targeted as part of an investigation into home invasions and drug rip-offs. The Guerena house was among homes that "were identified as locations where these activities were being carried out from."

No arrests have been made from any of the other homes where SWAT served search warrants, Storie said.

According to the SWAT members' statements, all law enforcement vehicles approaching the former Marine's home had lights and sirens on and parked in the driveway, Storie said.

Guerena's wife, Vanessa, who was inside the house with their 4-year-old son, has said she did not see or hear lights and sirens and that Guerena thought they were being targeted for a home invasion, which is why her husband grabbed his AR-15 rifle and told her and their son to hide in a closet.

The raid took place about 9:30 a.m., and Guerena, 26, was asleep after working the graveyard shift at Asarco Mission Mine, Guerena's wife said.

Storie said that once the SWAT team parked outside the home, the lights and sirens were turned off. An officer banged on the door for about 45 seconds while identifying the team as police, he said.

After that, five SWAT members broke in the front door and saw Guerena holding a rifle at the end of a long hallway.

One officer began shooting after Guerena placed the rifle in front of him and said: "I've got something for you; I've got something for you guys," Storie said.

The other officers at the front door of the house also fired, striking Guerena.

All five SWAT members were shooting from just outside the home and never entered the house, Storie said.

After Guerena's wife and son came out of the house, officers sent in a robot, and that's when they saw Guerena had been shot and was unresponsive.

When asked why SWAT members did not rush in to render medical aid to Guerena, Storie said officers on scene "have to assume that there are other people with guns and that there are other people with body armor inside the residence."

He said officers could not conclude Guerena was incapacitated because he fell into a room after he was shot and officers could not see him from the doorway.

Based on a photograph of a large bloodstain inside the home, Scileppi said, Guerena fell down in clear view of the front door and officers could see him.


The SWAT officers fired 71 shots, striking Guerena 60 times.

The search warrant was not directed at any particular person, and Guerena's name was not mentioned, but it was targeting whoever might be inside the residence, Storie said.

If SWAT members had been let into the home, those inside "probably ... wouldn't have been arrested," Storie said.

While the SWAT team was at Guerena's home, another SWAT team was serving a search warrant in a nearby home as part of the same investigation, and Storie said a man showed up during the search and said, "You shot my relative."

Storie believes somebody called from inside Guerena's home and alerted family members to the shooting.

Scileppi said he would not comment on those allegations until he "has all the facts."

A portrait of Jesus Malverde, believed to be a "narco saint," was found under Guerena's bed, Storie said. He did not know if drugs were found in the home. Guerena's wife denies having them in her home.

According to Storie, several days before the shooting undercover officers in an unmarked car drove by Guerena's home to do surveillance, and 10 minutes after they drove by, they were alerted that their license plate had been run through the Motor Vehicle Division by someone they say followed the unmarked vehicle from Guerena's home. That was considered countersurveillance on law enforcement, Storie said.

Under the Federal Privacy Act, the MVD in Arizona cannot release information on a license plate to anyone other than to law enforcement.

Scileppi said it took two weeks for "the fourth version of the story" and these details to emerge because "they needed to put a story out that is going to protect them."

"Bottom line is they've had two weeks to construct a story, circle the wagons," Scileppi said.

Scileppi asked Storie and the Sheriff's Department to release more information about the incident. "The family wants to know the truth," he said.

Scileppi has partnered with Patrick Broom for this case. The five officers Storie is representing are from the Sahuarita, Marana and Oro Valley police departments, and two from the Sheriff's Department. The sheriff's SWAT team is made up of officers from different agencies."


[Edited on July 11, 2011 at 5:15 PM. Reason : article]

7/11/2011 5:12:28 PM

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http://thisisindexed.com/2011/07/a-very-special-episode/

7/13/2011 10:25:13 AM

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http://www.wral.com/news/strange/story/9866877/

7/15/2011 1:47:17 PM

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Probably better filed under corporate manipulation of the legal apparatus, or perhaps corporate ownership of the legal apparatus.

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/07/a-pound-of-flesh-how-ciscos-unmitigated-gall-derailed-one-mans-life.ars

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/07/big-content-unveils-latest-antipiracy-weapon-extradition.ars

7/22/2011 8:52:58 AM

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"The strange thing is that people want to blame the police for this. Cops shut down a lemonade stand being run by 10 year old girls. Excerpt:

“They told us to shut it down [and we didn't know why],” 10-year-old Skylar Roberts said.

“We had told them, we understand you guys are young, but still, you’re breaking the law, and we can’t let you do it anymore. The law is the law, and we have to be consistent with how we enforce the laws,” Midway Police Chief Kelly Morningstar said.

By a city ordinance, the girls must have a business license, peddler’s permit, and food permit to set up shop, even on residential property. The permits cost $50 a day and a total of $180 per year. City officials said it’s their job to keep everyone safe and healthy, and there can be no exceptions to the rules.

“We were not aware of how the lemonade was made, who made the lemonade, of what the lemonade was made with, so we acted accordingly by city ordinance,” Chief Morningstar said.

“It’s almost like they don’t have anything better to do. I’m going to let it go. I’m trying to teach them good. I don’t think if I keep on, it’ll teach them a good thing,” Amy Roberts said.

So the law wins, and what started out as three girls’ dream of a fun summer business is now just a piece of plywood.

This REALLY makes me mad. All you folks who constantly want more rules, more laws, more government intrusion in our lives are the first say, "Awwww, that's not right!" when the police actually try to enforce the law. In fact, the reporter actually says, "So the law wins..." Um...that's what the law DOES, ma'am. The political law of the U.S. is a set of arbitrary, intrusive rules backed by overwhelming, irresistible physical force. It is the unavoidable implication of the corrupt bargain made by those who think the alternative to coercive law is the Hobbesian state of nature. Letting people make their own choices is just not an option to you folks. So enjoy your police state, and STFU.

Look, as I have written before, Chief Morningstar is right: she can't just suspend the law. The thing, the thing itself is the abuse. People who try, like this goofball, to blame the police are just mistaken. Police do not have, and should not have, discretion. It's a violation of equal protection, and in fact a violation of the very idea of rule of law, for the police to say "The law applies to you, but not to you over there."

Then what IS the solution? Get rid of about 3/4 of the stupid rules on the books. These licenses, fees, and paperwork are an important cause of extended unemployment problems."

http://mungowitzend.blogspot.com/2011/07/i-dont-fault-police-cause-people-that.html

7/22/2011 9:34:15 AM

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I'm cool with that, as long as you don't mind getting tickets for driving 66 mph in a 65 mph zone.

7/22/2011 9:39:52 AM

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"Punk kid gets off scot free and still whines just because they wanted a peek at his willy."

I know. How dare that punk kid want his damn rights respected. fuck him

7/22/2011 12:49:39 PM

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lol sarcasm fail response to weeks old posts.

7/22/2011 12:54:52 PM

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^^hahaha What is that saying? "Good parody is indecipherable from real extremist rhetoric".


I've been watching this little town for a few months, it's something out of a bad horror movie. Police chief and town council are clearly corrupt, and have now arrested the mayor and taken over. When police officers on the beat try to give citations to some of the city's untouchables, all charges are thrown out and their dashcam videos disappear. Over half the police officers signed an open letter condemning their chief and exposing his corruption. These officers are now under house arrest for an undetermined period. Anyone who speaks out at council meetings is arrested. The governor and FBI have been contacted but appear complacent or powerless.

http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/town-of-quartzsite-puts-more-than-half-of-its-police-department-on-leave

[Edited on July 25, 2011 at 12:32 PM. Reason : .]

7/25/2011 12:28:26 PM

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Cops can't get much more worthless than the ones in norway. They had a dick measuring competition while trying to decide how to boat over to the island. By the time they got there the gunman had surrendered, so they arrested this victim with a pocket knife just to pretend they were doing something.

7/25/2011 3:07:35 PM

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"Feds stonewall on cell phone tracking of Americans

In a letter to two Senators, the Obama administration has refused to publicly disclose the extent of government tracking of American citizens—or even to describe the legal basis on which it is conducting such tracking. "We will get back to you," the letter says.

Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Mark Udall (D-CO) have emerged in recent months as the Senate's leading critics of unfettered government surveillance. In mid-July, they sent a letter to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper seeking information about whether the federal government had "the authority to collect the geolocation information of American citizens for intelligence purposes." They also asked about the number of Americans whose communications have been intercepted (FISA warrants are only supposed to target non-Americans) and details on rumored incidents of intelligence officials failing to comply with the law.

In a Tuesday letter, Clapper aide Kathleen Turner politely brushed aside all of these questions. She refused to publicly divulge any details about the nature, extent, or legal basis of the government's domestic spying activities. Instead, she directed Wyden and Udall to classified materials the administration had already made available to members of Congress, and offered to discuss the Senators' concerns in greater detail in a classified briefing.

Turner claimed that it was "not reasonably possible to identify the number of people located in the United States whose communications may have been reviewed" under the FISA Amendments Act, though she noted that statistics about the number of "disseminated intelligence reports" containing information about Americans was available in classified materials. Similarly, she argued that she couldn't provide any details about "compliance incidents" without compromising confidential sources and methods.

These responses are remarkable because the Senators were not seeking operational details of the government's surveillance activities. For example, on the subject of geolocation data, they simply asked whether the government believed it had the authority to collect such information, and if so what the basis of that authority was. It's hard to see what justification there could be for keeping secret not just how the government was using its surveillance powers but whether it believed it had such powers at all."


http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/07/feds-stonewall-on-cell-phone-tracking-of-americans.ars

7/28/2011 9:23:39 PM

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http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/07/a-pound-of-flesh-how-ciscos-unmitigated-gall-derailed-one-mans-life.ars
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aahhh... there's a lot more to this story than what's being reported, but I can't comment.

I can comment on this part:

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"Multiven initiated litigation that alleged Cisco harmed it and consumers by forcing customers to buy maintenance contracts for Cisco operating systems and applications, contracts that covered future bug fixes and updates."


Cisco doesn't and never has forced customers to buy maintenance contracts for anything we sell. However, if you want access to technical support after the warranty period, then yeah, you gotta buy a support contract.
This is also how every other company that primarily serves enterprise customers operates (IBM, Juniper, HP, etc.)

Later on the article goes on to state:

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"More importantly, Cisco abandoned its previous service contract practices."


Also false. Nothing significant has changed in how we offer and sell support contracts in the 9 years I've been intimately involved with that part of our business.

7/28/2011 11:39:11 PM

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I remember this coming up somewhere on here, but don't remember where.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/11/us-crime-kidsforcash-idUSTRE77A6KG20110811

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"A former Pennsylvania juvenile court judge was sentenced on Thursday to 28 years in prison for accepting payment to send juveniles to a for-profit detention facility in a scandal dubbed "kids for cash,".

Former Luzerne County Juvenile Court Judge Mark Ciavarella, 61, accepted nearly $1 million from a developer who built the detention facility, prosecutors said.

Under the "kids for cash" scheme, thousands of juveniles were shipped to the private center on minor or questionable charges by Ciavarella and another former judge, Michael Conahan, according to juvenile advocates."


[Edited on August 11, 2011 at 8:08 PM. Reason : too lazy to search]

8/11/2011 8:08:31 PM

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Cisco = Proudly Selling the Tools to Destroy Democracy and Make People Disappear in China AND America!

8/11/2011 9:54:02 PM

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i just hate how I can't easily download a free copy of their VPN client software for new users, I mean I own the hardware, the software is useless to me if I don't have it

8/11/2011 10:14:08 PM

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Not in the US but . . .

In wake of riots, British PM proposes social media ban
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"British Prime Minister David Cameron thinks he's found some culprits to blame in the recent riots that have rocked London and other cities -- Facebook and Twitter.

Saying the "free flow of information" can sometimes be a problem, Cameron's government has summoned those two social-networking sites, as well as Research In Motion, makers of the BlackBerry, for a meeting to discuss their roles during the violent outbreaks.

"Everyone watching these horrific actions will be struck by how they were organized via social media," Cameron said Thursday during an address to Parliament. "Free flow of information can be used for good. But it can also be used for ill. And when people are using social media for violence, we need to stop them."

Cameron said that government officials are working with authorities "to look at whether it would be right to stop people communicating via these websites and services when we know they are plotting violence, disorder and criminality.""

8/12/2011 1:17:07 AM

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8/12/2011 8:07:46 AM

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"Facebook said Thursday afternoon that it has "ensured any credible threats of violence are removed from Facebook" following Prime Minister David Cameron's call for a social media crackdown.
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http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2390975,00.asp

This is exactly how social media companies responded when people in Iran, Syria, Lebanon, etc used these outlets to coordinate their violent protests to the chagrin of political leaders in those countries... Oh wait!

8/12/2011 10:22:54 AM

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Apparently police departments are just as unsure of the need for drones as I am.

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"The Gadsden Police Department has had unmanned aerial vehicles since 2010, Gadsden Police Chief John Crane said.

[...]

Gadsden has two electrically powered UAV Wasps, launched by a toss with the hand. Each has a 30-inch wingspan and is 27 inches long. The maximum altitude is 500 feet, with a range of three-quarters of a mile.

A UAV is designed to gather video evidence in areas where there is no other way to monitor criminal activity.

The device is equipped with video capabilities that be can monitored live.

“I, for one, am very mindful of privacy issues,” Crane said.

There are federal guidelines to follow for use of UAVs.

“And I want to make sure we adhere to the federal guidelines,” Crane said.

Crane, named police chief in February, found out the police department has the UAVs two weeks ago.

He said he does not know why they were purchased.


The cost was about $150,000, but that was paid through a federal law enforcement grant."


http://www.gadsdentimes.com/article/20120429/NEWS/120429749/1016/NEWS?Title=Gadsden-Police-Department-has-two-unmanned-aerial-vehicles-not-being-used

I'm not sure if this better or worse than Hawaii's DOT drone:

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"The state purchased an unmanned aerial surveillance drone last year to patrol the skies over Honolulu Harbor but the aircraft can’t be flown because of heavy air traffic in the area.
The $75,000 drone was delivered last June – six months after Hawaii Reporter disclosed that the state had not sought and was unlikely to receive federal approval to actually fly the aircraft.
It has been stored since then in a state office on the Honolulu waterfront.

Harbors Division administrator Davis Yogi said the state didn’t check with the Federal Aviation Administration about flying the drone until it received inquiries from Hawaii Reporter in January 2011 on the subject. The FAA then told the state the drone could not be deployed in the crowded airspace adjacent to Honolulu International Airport and Hickam Air Force Base.

“It was a glitch,” said Yogi. “It works, we’re maintaining it, but we just can’t fly it.”"


http://www.hawaiireporter.com/state-surveillance-drone-has-never-left-the-ground/123

The port is literally at the end of the runway. I believe this drone was also purchased with a federal grant.

5/1/2012 10:02:51 PM

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suburban training

5/1/2012 10:22:58 PM

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Step 1: Torture people

Step 2: Get ZERO information out of it

Step 3: Destroy the evidence

Step 4: Admit to it on national TV

Step 5: Sell a book bragging about torture

Step 6: Profit


http://www.salon.com/2012/05/01/the_jose_rodriguez_lesson/singleton/



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePgMyjKJgB0

5/2/2012 1:09:18 AM

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Patriot Act Fact:


Joe Biden Drafted the Core of the Patriot Act in 1995 … PRIOR to the Oklahoma City Bombing. Called the Omnibus Counterterrorism Act of 1995.

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d104%3As.00390:

5/2/2012 4:02:34 AM

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Here's some more for you:

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"Secret place in car: Doorway to prison?
Panel OKs bill making such hidden compartments illegal


The bill sponsored by state Sen. Jim Hughes, R-Columbus, would make it a crime to have a hidden compartment in a vehicle — regardless of whether it contained drugs. The measure was previously amended to accommodate members of the National Rifle Association and Buckeye Firearms Association who feared it posed an unintended threat to gun owners who secure firearms in special compartments in their vehicles.

Dealer-installed compartments would be exempt. In addition, law enforcement would have to show that the person charged knowingly violated the law with the intention of smuggling drugs."


full article here: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2012/05/02/secret-place-in-car-doorway-to-prison.html

This sounds like a great horrible idea!

5/2/2012 8:56:29 AM

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Austin Government Officials Seize Man’s Home because he had a Bunker


Early one Saturday morning, 70-year old retired Air Force reservist and former state employee Joe Del Rio was awoken by a knock on his front door. It was the city of Austin’s local code enforcement team. One of the agents told Mr. Del Rio that he needed to speak to him right away.

After getting dressed Mr. Del Rio went and opened his front door. He was immediately bum rushed by the Austin Police Department’s SWAT Team and then detained and interrogated for over 10 hours.

What was this 70-year old mans crime?

Bunker Bomb Shelter DoorIt seems that the Mr. Del Rio had an underground bunker, and apparently in Austin, Texas that enough to have the SWAT team storm your home and hold you at gun point.

The bunker in question was previously built as a bomb shelter during the cold war. Mr Del Rio had recently renovated part of the old fall out shelter and had been using it as a makeshift workshop.


http://offgridsurvival.com/governmentofficialsseizebunkerhome/

Link contains video


[Edited on May 8, 2012 at 4:47 PM. Reason : .]

5/8/2012 4:47:13 PM

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Would-be underwear bomber a double agent

The Associated Press is reporting that the alleged double agent has been removed from Yemen and apparently is safe. This may go a long way toward explaining why authorities said yesterday that the bomber was no longer considered a threat.

It may well be that he was actually working with the CIA all along.


http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57430472/would-be-underwear-bomber-a-double-agent/

5/9/2012 12:09:52 PM

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why's that in this thread?

5/9/2012 12:39:06 PM

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because America's network is so big that they are crossing paths with itself... in other countries.

5/9/2012 12:43:04 PM

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I would hope that a CIA double agent isn't common knowledge for anyone outside of the CIA

5/9/2012 12:45:59 PM

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Sure you can make that point but it doesn't have anything to do with the point I made.

5/9/2012 12:48:22 PM

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"18-month-old baby pulled from flight, parents interviewed by TSA


The parents of an 18-month-old girl say they were "humiliated" after being pulled off a plane and told their young child had been placed on a no-fly list."



http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/18-month-old-baby-pulled-flight-parents-interviewed-175521187.html

5/10/2012 4:54:25 PM

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"Mother of 3 Arrested for Taking Pictures of Tourist Attraction at Airport

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http://www.murthalawfirm.com/mother-3-arrested-pictures-tourist-attraction-airport

5/10/2012 7:57:38 PM

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5/10/2012 9:19:50 PM

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Stop moving furtively or we'll stop and frisk you... all 684,00 of you!

http://blog.simplejustice.us/2012/05/14/an-epidemic-of-furtive-movement.aspx?ref=rss

5/15/2012 6:12:56 AM

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http://www.newschannel5.com/story/18241221/man-loses-22000-in-new-policing-for-profit-case

5/15/2012 6:18:56 AM

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these shits are scary.

5/15/2012 8:19:24 AM

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http://www.journal-news.com/news/hamilton-news/local-police-boost-arsenals-with-surplus-military-gear-1374594.html?viewAsSinglePage=true

5/15/2012 8:52:03 AM

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http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/blogs/national-affairs/how-fbi-entrapment-is-inventing-terrorists-and-letting-bad-guys-off-the-hook-20120515

5/16/2012 2:36:07 AM

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wrong thread

[Edited on May 16, 2012 at 9:55 AM. Reason : a]

5/16/2012 9:55:37 AM

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"Ice-cream spot hits rocky road
Farmer's Great Brook Park stand shut by state over alleged permit violation


CARLISLE -- Looking to hit the spot with a savory ice cream at Great Brook Farm State Park this week?

You may be out of luck.

The park's popular ice-cream stand was unexpectedly shut down by state officials over the weekend, after the stand's operator made building improvements at the site without getting permission first.

Mark Duffy, who has operated the dairy farm at the state-owned park for 26 years and has a lease with the state to run the stand, said armed Environmental Police officers showed up at stand on Friday evening and stood guard throughout the weekend, turning away customers craving delectable sundaes and frappes.

To make matters worse, said Duffy, the shutdown happened right before the sunny Mother's Day weekend.

Edward Lambert, commissioner of the Department of Conservation and Recreation, said the stand was closed after it was discovered construction had been done without local or state permits. The work, which expanded the stand, included construction on a barn built in 1910 that is adjacent to the stand, he said.

Read more: http://www.lowellsun.com/todaysheadlines/ci_20635020/ice-cream-spot-hits-rocky-road#ixzz1v41FIMDv
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Look out folks, the ice cream might poison you!

http://www.lowellsun.com/todaysheadlines/ci_20635020/ice-cream-spot-hits-rocky-road

5/16/2012 3:47:49 PM

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he leases the property from a state-owned park, wouldn't he know that he'd have to get a permit to build more?

5/16/2012 4:18:39 PM

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I don't think that's the issue as much aa the armed police showing up and shutting him down then staying there to turn people away. You would think that just putting up a closed pending building inspection sign would have been a better use of resources.

5/16/2012 4:47:52 PM

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Oh, I agree, the armed officials were way over the top.

5/16/2012 5:18:19 PM

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