Category: U.S. News

Local and National News Regarding the Issues Facing America.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Alaskans turn to government for food and health care amid recession, prompting questions about costs

JUNEAU — Tens of thousands of people have turned to the government for health care and food amid Alaska’s recession, prompting questions from state lawmakers about the sustainability of those safety-net programs. Gov. Bill Walker’s administration projects 240,000 people to be enrolled in the Medicaid health-care program next year, up […]

Transparency Advocates Win Release of NYPD “Predictive Policing” Documents

Late last month, a Manhattan judge ordered the New York City Police Department to release documentation about the department’s use of secretive and highly controversial “predictive policing” surveillance technology, scoring a win for advocates of transparency on police policy. The documents came to light as part of a lawsuit against […]

POLL: Paramus Mayor Won’t Change The Blue Laws

Paramus Daily Voice PARAMUS, N.J. — Despite being home to New Jersey’s largest shopping center, Paramus Mayor Richard LaBarbiera won’t be changing the blue laws, he said. Responding to a recent opinion article by NorthJersey.com correspondent Jackie Goldschneider, the mayor said that protecting the blue laws — which prohibit shoppers from purchasing certain […]

Whistleblower Confirms “Secret Society” Meetings Between FBI And DOJ To Undermine Trump

A whistleblower has revealed to Congress that clandestine, offsite meetings between high ranking FBI and DOJ took place in which officials discussed ways to undermine President Trump after the 2016 election, Rep. Ron Johnson (R-WI) told Fox News on Tuesday. The bombshell revelation all but confirms a “secret society” alluded to in text messages released […]

Police accuse two students, age 12, of cyberbullying in suicide

Police in Panama City Beach, Florida, have charged two 12-year-old middle-school students with cyberstalking after the suicide of another student.

Police said Tuesday in a statement that 12-year-old Gabriella Green, known as Gabbie, was found unresponsive at her home on January 10 and was pronounced dead at a hospital. The medical examiner told CNN that the girl died from hanging.

Congress Quietly Pushing Bill to Require National Biometric ID for ‘ALL Americans’

H.R.4760 – Securing America’s Future Act of 2018 – is a massive giveaway to the police state which will use a National ID to track Americans. Earlier this month,  Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA-6] introduced H.R.4760 – Securing America’s Future Act of 2018, a sweeping bill that entails everything from Education and […]

Deadline Passes, Triggering Shutdown; Senate Rejects Short-Term Spending Bill

Both chambers were expected to be in session Saturday, continuing discussions over how to resolve underlying disputes WASHINGTON—The Senate rejected a one-month spending bill early Saturday, triggering the shutdown of many government services and setting off a partisan fight over who would bear the political consequences. In a dramatic night […]

Republicans Have Four Easy Ways to #ReleaseTheMemo — and the Evidence for It. Not Doing So Will Prove Them to Be Shameless Frauds.

ONE OF THE gravest and most damaging abuses of state power is to misuse surveillance authorities for political purposes. For that reason, The Intercept, from its inception, has focused extensively on these issues. We therefore regard as inherently serious strident warnings from public officials alleging that the FBI and Department of Justice have abused their spying power […]

CIA-Connected Amazon Turns Over A Record Amount Of Data To U.S. Law Enforcement

Amazon’s fifth transparency report has revealed that the company provided more customer data to U.S. law enforcement in the first half of last year than in its history with a shocking 1,936 different requests between January and June 2017, ZDNet reported. Of those 1,936 requests, Amazon complied and replied to 1,200 subpoena requests, […]

American Airlines Joins United In Cashless Transactions At MIA

MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Don’t forget to pack your credit or debit card next time you travel on American or United Airlines out of Miami International Airport. Starting Thursday, American will join United in saying no to cash and yes to plastic. “We’re cashless in cities like New Orleans, Dallas and […]

Starbucks tests no-cash policy at downtown Seattle store

Starbucks is experimenting with refusing cash at a posh location in downtown Seattle. Since Tuesday, your money is no good at the cafe inside the Russell Investments Center unless it’s in the form of plastic. Starbucks is experimenting with refusing cash at a posh location in downtown Seattle. Since Tuesday, […]

American Airlines is going cash-free at airports

If you’re planning on flying American Airlines out of Miami International Airport, don’t forget your debit card. Starting Thursday, the mega-airliner has announced it is moving to a cashless model at the Florida airport and will no longer be accepting anything other than credit or debit cards for desk transactions […]