Category: Police State

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 […]

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 […]

General Dynamics to buy government IT contractor CSRA for $6.8 billion

Reuters U.S. defense contractor General Dynamics said on Monday it would buy smaller rival CSRA for about $6.8 billion to expand its information technology unit, which provides services to the U.S. Department of Defense. General Dynamics’s $40.75-per-share cash offer represents a premium of 32 percent to CSRA stock’s closing price on Friday. CSRA’s shares […]

Pentagon Requesting $66 Million For Laser Drones to Shoot Down North Korean Missiles

Patrick Tucker DefenseOne (Source) (Blog Archive) The Missile Defense Agency is rushing to put more solutions in the field and trying to put past failures behind them. One of the smaller line items in the Missile Defense Agency’s $9.9 billion budget request for 2019 is also one of the most interesting: $66 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Top secret HUMAN TESTING in China to create SUPERHUMAN army in military revamp

CHINA’s mission to create an army of superhumans is expanding at a worryingly fast pace as the country rapidly invests in its controversial genetics research and development programme, a new study has revealed. It has been revealed that over the last three years at least 86 people have undergone surgery […]

Florida Prisoners Prepare to Strike, Demanding An End to Unpaid Labor and Brutal Conditions

FLORIDA PRISONERS ARE calling for a general strike to start this week — marking the third mass action over the course of a year in protest of inhumane conditions in the state’s detention facilities. Detainees in at least eight prisons have declared their intention to stop all work on Monday — Martin Luther King Jr. […]

Pentagon Seeks Laser-Powered Bat Drones. Really.

A new contest seeks flight systems inspired by Mother Nature and powered by directed-energy beams. Tired: multi-rotor copters and fixed-wing drones. Wired: flying robots that move like living animals, are crafted of next-generation materials, and draw their power not from batteries but energy beamed from nearby aircraft. On Wednesday, the the Defense […]

Battlefield soldiers to get Alexa-style assistant to help reveal enemy’s location

Now US scientists are developing a similar Artificial Intelligence system which may accompany all soldiers on the battlefield within just 10 years. Like the fictional JARVIS – which stands for “Just A Rather Very Intelligent System” –  the technology will allow soldiers to converse with their omniscient companion to interpret […]

Military Schengen: EU’s new Defense Pact acts to reduce dependence on American military

The EU will now build its own Military Industrial Complex. Alex Christoforou The Duran (Archive) The EU kleptocracy may state that their new “Defense Pact” is all about better protecting the European Union now that the UK is out for good. The new EU “Defense Pact” could very well be about […]

Official DAWN OF EU ARMY: Brussels signs off military plan & hails historic day without UK

BRUSSELS has moved even closer to an EU Army after 23 state signed off on a key military agreement today – a move a high-ranking eurocrat hailed as a “historic day”. Joey Millar The Daily Express (Archive) Germany and France are leading the charge for a new defence union, which […]

Walls and Militarized Police: How Israel Is Exporting Its Occupation to US

Ramzy Baroud  Telesur (Archive) U.S. Senate Bill S.720 is set to punish any individual or company that boycotts Israel for its violation of Palestinian human rights. Israeli footprints are becoming more apparent in the U.S. security apparatus. Such a fact does not bode well for ordinary people from the United […]

America’s Biggest Private Prison Company Just Hosted Its Annual Conference at a Trump Golf Resort

Samantha Michaels Mother Jones The country’s biggest private prison company last week held its annual leadership conference at a golf resort owned by President Donald Trump, underscoring an increasingly cozy relationship between the ever-expanding industry and the White House. GEO Group executives met for several days at the Trump National […]