Category: By Region

Gina Haspel, Trump’s pick for CIA director, tied to use of brutal interrogation measures

Greg Miller & Shane Harris | The Washington Post | Source URL | Blog Archive President Trump on Tuesday nominated CIA veteran Gina Haspel to be the spy agency’s next director, tapping a woman who spent multiple tours overseas and is respected by the workforce but is deeply tied to […]

Michigan lawmakers fed up with inaction on campus free speech

Adam Sabes | Campus Reform | Source URL Michigan lawmakers have proposed an amendment to the state’s Constitution that would enable the State Legislature to pass legislation protecting free speech on college campuses. Currently, Michigan’s constitution grants oversight of Michigan State University, the University of Michigan, and Wayne State University […]

Swedish Justice Minister Pressures Social Media Giants to Ban ‘Extremist Material’ Ahead of Election

Chris Tomlinson | Breitbart | Source URL | Blog Archive Swedish Justice Minister Morgan Johansson has promised to put more pressure on social media giants Facebook and YouTube owner Google to remove illegal “hate speech” material. The Minister’s remarks come after many in the Swedish media railed against YouTube over right-wing channels that […]

ACLU sues the TSA for domestic electronics screening details

Mariella Moon | Engadget | Source URL When the TSA launched stricter screening procedures for domestic passengers’ electronic devices last year, it didn’t reveal the whys and hows. That didn’t sit well with the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, which has now filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the organization in an effort […]

Man Files Complaint Against Border Patrol for Trespassing—So They Put a Spy Camera On His Property

Rachel Blevins | The Free Thought Project | Source URL | Blog Archive Encinal, Texas – A landowner has filed a lawsuit after he discovered that Border Patrol agents had illegally placed a camera on his property that gave them access to 24/7 surveillance of his land, and they then […]

The Shot Heard Around The TI World: Gen. Hayden Exposed at UNF Event at Jacksonville

Brian S. Marks | The T.I. Chronicles On 2.27.18 seven heroic people from Florida (The Jacksonville Seven) went to an event at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. That event featured war criminal Michael Hayden, formerly of the CIA and the NSA. Watch as questions that were prepared by individuals […]

EU Commission Says Social Media Companies Must Take Down ‘Terrorist Content’ Within One Hour

Tim Cushing | TechDirt | Source URL | Blog Archive Once social media companies and websites began acquiescing to EU Commission demands for content takedown, the end result was obvious. Whatever was already in place would continually be ratcheted up. And every time companies failed to do the impossible, the EU Commission […]

Lawmakers Move to Arm Teachers In Response to Florida Massacre

Adan SalazarInfowars (Blog Archive) ‘Our children are sitting ducks in gun-free schools…’ Lawmakers in various states have launched proposals to arm educators after a mass shooting this week left 17 dead at a Florida high school. In the Sunshine State, where suspected gunman Nikolas Cruz carried out his rampage Wednesday, […]

Fake News: Lie About Florida Shooter Being Member of “White Supremacist” Group Not Retracted

Paul Joseph Watson | Infowars | Source URL | Blog Archive Having breathlessly reported that Florida gunman Nikolas Cruz was a member of a white supremacist group, media outlets across the world failed to issue retractions when it emerged that this story was completely fake news. The farce began when […]

Soros Calls on EU to Regulate Social Media to Fight Populism

Liam Deacon | Breitbart | Source URL | Blog Archive Billionaire open-borders activist George Soros has demanded the European Union (EU) regulate social media because voters’ minds are being controlled and “manipulated”. He claimed the size of social media firms made them a “public menace” and argued they had led people […]

Sheriff in Florida shooting calls for power to detain over social media

Daniella Silva | NBC News | Source URL | Blog Archive The county sheriff in charge of investigating the mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida, pleaded with lawmakers on Thursday to give police and doctors more power to involuntarily hospitalize people for psychiatric evaluation over violent and threatening social media […]

New York Federal judge rules that embedding tweets can violate copyright law

Cory Doctorow | Boing Boing | Source URL | Blog Archive | PDF (Goldman vs Breitbart) Katherine Forrest, an Obama-appointed federal judge in New York, has overturned a bedrock principle of internet law, ruling that embedding a copyrighted work can constitute a copyright infringement on the part of the entity doing the […]

Law Enforcement Use of Face Recognition Systems Threatens Civil Liberties, Disproportionately Affects People of Color

Electronic Frontier Foundation | Source URL | Contact | PDF | Blog Archive San Francisco, California—Face recognition—fast becoming law enforcement’s surveillance tool of choice—is being implemented with little oversight or privacy protections, leading to faulty systems that will disproportionately impact people of color and may implicate innocent people for crimes […]

Seattle Ice Lawyer Charged with Stealing Immigrants’ Identities and Using Them to Commit Fraud

Christina Zhao Newsweek (Source) (Blog Archive) The chief counsel for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) team in Seattle has been accused of stealing immigrants’ identities and using them to defraud credit card companies. Raphael A. Sanchez was charged with wire fraud and aggravated identity theft, according to a court […]

Police Dept. Now Having Parents Label Their Autistic Kids So Cops Don’t Kill Them

Rachel BlevinsThe Free Thought Project Olathe, KS – Police officers are making an attempt to keep from murdering innocent individuals who suffer from autism, by putting the burden on family members to ensure that their loved one with special needs is accompanied with a sticker. The car stickers, which were […]

California’s drought restrictions on wasteful water habits could be coming back — this time they’ll be permanent

Steve ScauzilloThe Orange County Register Anyone caught wasting water in California may be fined as much as $500 under new rules being considered by the state water board, officials said Monday. The State Water Resources Control Board is expected to adopt regulation coming before the board on Feb. 20 that would […]

More than a third of all US ex-cons who can’t vote live in Florida. Why?

A judge found that the vote restoration process in Florida used arbitrary means to decide who is worthy. The state has until Feb. 12 to come up with remedies to the constitutional violations. Patrik Jonsson The Christian Science Monitor (Archive) AMERICAN BEACH, FLA. The first time the Florida poet Devin […]

Domestic Terrorism Bill Targets Patriot Groups and Citizen Militias

Joe Jarvis | The Daily Bell | Source | Blog Archive | PDF To authorize dedicated domestic terrorism offices within the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to analyze and monitor domestic terrorist activity and require the Federal Government to take steps to prevent domestic terrorism. […]

Are robot cops the future of efficient, bias-free policing?

Steve Nelson The Washington Examiner The era of police hiding behind bushes and catching drivers who exceed 30 miles per hour may be coming to an end. In years, maybe decades, the young officer with a quota could be replaced by a robotic cop car. Unsympathetic to excuses and invulnerable […]

Poland limits Sunday shopping to benefit family life

Polish President Andrzej Duda on Tuesday signed into law a bill that largely limits trade on Sundays, saying it will benefit employees’ family life. The legislation, worked out by the conservative government and the Solidarity trade union, is expected to draw protests from large Western supermarket chains that are the […]

Scoop: Trump team considers nationalizing 5G network

Trump national security officials are considering an unprecedented federal takeover of a portion of the nation’s mobile network to guard against China, according to sensitive documents obtained by Axios. Why it matters: We’ve got our hands on a PowerPoint deck and a memo — both produced by a senior National Security Council official […]