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Monday, November 24, 2014

‘Crime and Justice’ Archives

Stories of Police Brutality

Stories of Police Brutality

Editors note:  The activity of some police is truly frightening. The worst part is that these are only a small part of the stories that cross my desk.     Cops Choke Black Boy Holding Puppy for Giving Them ‘Dehumanizing Stares’ by Piper Hoffma Police brutality against blacks, especially black males, is a nationwide crisis. Newspapers from Philadelphia to New Orleans to New York have decried out-of-control cops routinely arresting, beating ... Full Story

Responsible Gun Owner of the Day

Responsible Gun Owner of the Day

  Toddler Shoots Self, Gun Owner Immediately Arrested by Kristina Chew Toddlers and guns: you’ve very likely already read one too many reports about a small child finding a gun and killing someone or even her or himself. There have been way, way too many such stories lately, each one more a glaring reminder about the United State’s failed efforts to reform gun control laws.On Sunday, 3-year-old Damon C. Holbrook found a .40-caliber handgun loaded with 15 ... Full Story

Amazing Police Stories

Amazing Police Stories

Police Taser 11-Year-Old Autistic Girl Found Wandering Naked on Highway (VIDEO) Posted by Samuel Warde ASHLAND, OR — Drivers witnessed a young child wandering naked along the side of the highway. One driver, Adam Bednar, stopped his car and called police to help. That decision ended up being a painful one for the 11-year-old girl, who suffers from autism. Bednar says that the trooper who arrived called for her to stop, and when she didn’t respond threatened twice to taze her. After ... Full Story

ACLU on NSA spying & whistle blowing

ACLU on NSA spying & whistle blowing

You May Have 'Nothing to Hide' But You Still Have Something to Fear By Alex Abdo, Staff Attorney, ACLU National Security Project at 10:17am This post was first published on MSNBC.com. In the wake of recent news that the NSA is spying on Americans, I have been particularly struck by the argument that "if you've got nothing to hide, you've got nothing to fear." At first blush, this argument might seem sound – after all, if the government is merely conducting anti-terrorism ... Full Story

The Trial of Bradley Manning: July 29, 2013

The Trial of Bradley Manning: July 29, 2013

  The Trial Of Bradley Manning as Seen by A Career Soldier By Timothy Gatto Bradley Manning March by Susan Melkisethian After the details of My Lai, a Vietnamese village that was destroyed and men, women and children killed by U.S. Soldiers came out, and the military had selected their fall guy for the massacre, Lt. Calley, we in the Army were subjected to constant classes on when to follow or when not to follow orders. We were told that there are legal orders and ... Full Story

Sheriff Warns Parents about “Sexting”

Sheriff Warns Parents about “Sexting”

A recent case in Larimer County has Sheriff Justin Smith encouraging parents to speak to their children about the dangers of "sexting" and sharing inappropriate pictures on the Internet. Parents should make a point of examining cell phones, tablets and computers on a regular basis for any signs of this type of activity and closely monitor a child's computer use. Internet extortion is a fast growing problem nationwide. The trend of trading inappropriate photographs between peers, known as ... Full Story

Texas Republicans confiscating tampons

Texas Republicans confiscating tampons

  Security at Texas legislature confiscated tampons, let guns go By Alexandra Petri, Okay, pack it up, everyone. Satire is dead. It made it all the way through the 2012 election, against the expectations of all its doctors, struggled valiantly for several months, and seemed to be on the road to recovery, but, nope, that’s it, it’s over. I just got word from Texas. Among the latest updates from the Unwanted Texas Efforts To Pass Stringent Anti-Abortion Legislation came ... Full Story

More police brutality

More police brutality

    Cops Accused of Invading NV Home, Firing Pepperballs and Assaulting Family  By Kristen Gwynne After a family refused to allow the police to use home as a lookout, the police decided to forcibly take control of the house anyway. A Nevada family has filed a lawsuit claiming that, after denying police requests to use their homes as lookouts, cops forcibly made their way inside anyway, firing pepperballs and eventually arresting them. The family says that police ... Full Story

GAP: Snowden’s accusers are the guilty

GAP: Snowden’s accusers are the guilty

  GAP Statement on Edward Snowden & NSA Domestic Surveillance by Government Accountability Project on June 14, 2013 ( The Whistleblogger / 2013 ) Recently, the American public learned that the National Security Agency (NSA) has conducted, and continues to conduct, wholesale surveillance of U.S. citizens through a secretive data-mining program. The program collects the phone records, email exchanges, and internet histories of tens of millions of Americans who would ... Full Story

America the police state

America the police state

  On whistleblowers and government threats of investigation No healthy democracy can endure when the most consequential acts of those in power remain secret and unaccountable By Glenn Greenwald We followed Wednesday's story about the NSA's bulk telephone record-gathering with one yesterday about the agency's direct access to the servers of the world's largest internet companies. I don't have time at the moment to address all of the fallout because - to borrow someone else's ... Full Story

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