Monthly Archives: October 2014

UN rights expert concerned over drone use in domestic law enforcement

UN rights expert concerned over drone use in domestic law enforcement

 

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JURIST is reporting:
A UN rights expert said Wednesday that the increase in the use of armed drones in domestic law enforcement may violate human rights [press release]. In his report [text, PDF] to the UN General Assembly, UN Special […]

By |October 30th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Koch Industries gives grant to NACDL

Koch Industries gives grant to NACDL “to address the nation’s profound indigent defense crisis”
You hear a lot about the Koch brothers these days, but this press release from the National Association of Criminal Defense
Lawyers cuts against the usual narrative:
Washington, DC (Oct. 21, 2014) – The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), the nation’s preeminent […]

By |October 30th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

“FBI created fake Seattle Times Web page to nab bomb-threat suspect”

“FBI created fake Seattle Times Web page to nab bomb-threat suspect”
 

Recently we learned that the DEA had utilized a citizen’s identity to create a fake Facebook account to pursue drug users.

Now we learn the FBI created a fake page within a newspaper’s website as a strategy designed to locate a person making threats against a […]

By |October 30th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Government’s Taking of Innocent Property Owner’s Property Now a Hot Topic

Government’s Taking of Innocent Property Owner’s Property Now a Hot Topic

 

We have regularly posted about civil asset forfeiture and the manner in which local, state and the federal government are  abusing it to enrich law enforcement at the cost of our liberty and constitutional rights.

This  past Sunday’s New York Times had another  article on the […]

By |October 28th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

“Law Lets I.R.S. Seize Accounts on Suspicion, No Crime Required”

“Law Lets I.R.S. Seize Accounts on Suspicion, No Crime Required”
 

From The New York Times:
For almost 40 years, Carole Hinders has dished out Mexican specialties at her modest cash-only restaurant. For just as long, she deposited the earnings at a small bank branch a block away — until last year, when two tax agents knocked on […]

By |October 27th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

California stops race-based punishment

 
 

California has consented this week to stop race-based punishment. Prison officials in California used race as the criteria for their lockdown decisions to control prison violence. It was evident that the race-based punishment was designed to control prison’s gangs. Most prison gangs are based on race. By using this tactic, if an inmate was not […]

By |October 27th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Iran Executes a Woman. Her Crime? Killing her rapist.

Iran Executes a Woman Despite. Her Crime? Killing a man Who Raped Her.
 

 
The world learned with supreme disappointment, news that on Saturday, October 25, Iran hanged 26 year old Reyhaneh Jabbar,
Jabbar, 26 years of age, she had been previously convicted of killing a man she said was trying to abuse her sexually. The hanging […]

By |October 27th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Mexico Social Media Cartel Watcher Kidnapped, Killed, Body Shown on Her Hacked Twitter Account.

Mexico Social Media Cartel Watcher Kidnapped, Killed, Body Shown on Her Hacked Twitter Account.
 
Reynosa physician Dr. Maria del Rosario Fuentes Rubio participated in social media crime watch activities, reporting on the doings of drug cartel members, and it cost her her life.  She was kidnapped last week and her Twitter account hacked. […]

By |October 27th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Mr. Incredible, Batgirl brawl in Hollywood, California

“Mr. Incredible, Batgirl brawl in Hollywood, California ; Freddy Krueger keeps peace”
 

 Here’s a story on the lighter side:
From the Los Angeles Times, not The Onion, a story and video clip that will only feed the attitude of those who think California is different. In part:
The video, originally posted on the site FilmOn.com, shows a man dressed […]

By |October 27th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Courts Reject Another Arizona Immigration Law

Courts Reject Another Arizona Immigration Law
 
 
On Wednesday, an 11-member 9th Circuit panel struck down a law that denies bail to immigrants who are in the country illegally and have been accused with a range of felonies from shoplifting to murder.
Arizona’s authority to confront its illegal immigration woes was again reined in Wednesday when a federal […]

By |October 22nd, 2014|Blog|0 Comments