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Hitch-22: A Memoir

Hitch-22: A Memoir

By Christopher Hitchens

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Tag: Law Enforcement

AT&T’s Secret Surveillance Program Spies on American Customers Without Warrants and for Profit

Here’s yet another reason to be concerned about the implications of AT&T’s proposed acquisition of Time Warner: The Daily Beast has detailed a sophisticated surveillance program created by AT&T that has been covertly providing U.S. law enforcement with consumers’ data. And guess who profits from “Project Hemisphere”?

Posted on Oct 25, 2016 READ MORE


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Apple Logs Users’ iMessage Contacts and May Share Them With Police

A document obtained by The Intercept reveals the violation of Apple’s promise to protect its customers’ conversations from anyone but users and their friends.

Posted on Sep 28, 2016 READ MORE

New Investigative Report Sheds Light on Sexual Abuse at Marijuana Farms

Female “trimmigrants” who arrive in Northern California during prime growing season face dangerous conditions and lack of legal support systems.

Posted on Sep 12, 2016 READ MORE

Mass Aerial Surveillance Is a Growing Orwellian Concern in the United States

The federal government has been equipping planes with monitoring devices for some time. But how far will law enforcement agencies go in order to watch citizens?

Posted on Sep 8, 2016 READ MORE

Paris Officials Seek to Destroy Potential Evidence in Attack in Nice, France

Nice authorities believe CCTV footage could yield information in the July 14 incident that killed more than 80 people, but the Paris prosecutor’s office wants the images destroyed.

Posted on Jul 23, 2016 READ MORE

Police Arrest Man Who Posted Video of Alton Sterling’s Death

Chris LeDay, who posted the video of the Louisiana man’s death at the hands of police officers, was arrested on what he says were fabricated charges 24 hours after the video went viral.

Posted on Jul 12, 2016 READ MORE

Josh Scheer and Bill Blum Discuss Hillary Clinton’s Email Misconduct (Audio)

On this week’s episode of the podcast “The Josh Scheer Show,” host Scheer sits down with legal expert Bill Blum and also interviews Palestinian human rights activist Issa Amro, journalist Sasha Abramsky and filmmaker Andrea B. Scott.

Posted on Jul 9, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Trevor Noah Breaks Down Why It’s Possible to Be Pro-Cop and Pro-Black (Video)

“It always feels like in America, if you take a stand for something, you automatically are against something else,” the comedian notes, but “it shouldn’t have to work that way.”

Posted on Jul 8, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Donald Trump: Jobs Will Solve the Problems Black Americans Face

Asked by Washington Post staff whether he saw disparities in the way U.S. law enforcement treats blacks and whites, the Republican presidential candidate avoided answering directly and proposed that inner-city blacks need employment.

Posted on Mar 24, 2016 READ MORE

What’s Your Threat Score?

Authorities are harvesting and evaluating your data to calculate your “threat score.”

Posted on Jan 15, 2016 READ MORE

Welcome to Cop Land

If you’ve been listening to various police agencies and their supporters, then you know what the future holds: Anarchy is coming—and it’s all the fault of activists.

Posted on Dec 21, 2015 READ MORE

President Obama: African-Americans Aren’t ‘Making Up’ Concerns About Law Enforcement

President Obama said the Black Lives Matter movement has “legitimate” concerns and that portraying activists as opposed to police officers is incorrect.

Posted on Oct 23, 2015 READ MORE

Authorities Shift Blame for Certain Fatal Police Shootings Onto the Dead

Several fatal shootings by police around the U.S. are being ruled as “suicides by cop.” Are officials too eager to explain away the use of deadly force?

Posted on Oct 6, 2015 READ MORE

Dealing With Mass Killings in America

Imagine you’re in the FBI and a 16-year-old male with no criminal record shows a sudden interest in Islamic State. His grades, previously stellar, are starting to fall, and he’s increasingly clicking on jihadist websites. What’s more, his parents own legally registered guns, he has been treated by a psychiatrist, and he has repeatedly read news stories about mass killings in the U.S. What do you do?

Posted on Aug 3, 2015 READ MORE

All 50 U.S. States Fail to Meet Global Standards on Police Use of Lethal Force

A report by Amnesty International USA found that each and every U.S. state ran afoul of international standards on the use of lethal force by police officers—and that in Pennsylvania, cops can kill if it is “necessary to suppress a riot or mutiny” after the assembeld crowd has “been ordered to disperse.”

Posted on Jun 18, 2015 READ MORE

The Cops Want This Car, Not That One

American police departments are using wish lists to decide which cars, electronics and other goods to seize in a practice that allows the government to confiscate property suspected of being tied to crime regardless of whether officers have secured a conviction or filed a charge.

Posted on Nov 13, 2014 READ MORE

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Domestic Violence Kills More People Than War and It’s Not Just the NFL at Fault; It’s Police Too

If we focus only on the abusive acts of athletes such as Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson, we may miss the fact that in the U.S. the families at highest risk of domestic violence are actually relatives of law enforcement officials.

Posted on Sep 20, 2014 READ MORE

FBI Facial Recognition System Threatens Civil Liberties, Group Says

A ready-to-use facial recognition program unveiled by the FBI on Monday could turn millions of people with no criminal record into suspects of the law, the Electronic Frontier Foundation is warning.

Posted on Sep 20, 2014 READ MORE

‘Overpoliced and Underprotected’: The Neglect of Black Communities

Amy Goodman interviews UC Berkeley professor John A. Powell on Tuesday about Ferguson, Mo. Powell says two of the most important issues of policing poor communities is whether there’s trust, and whether authorities recognize the humanity of those they are charged to protect.

Posted on Aug 19, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN

Ferguson Exposes the Reality of Militarized, Racist Policing

Hundreds of thousands of Americans watched over the course of a week as military-style police tear gassed a community in mourning, chased them with rubber bullets, and abused and arrested reporters. This is an opportunity to advance the cause of transforming law enforcement.

Posted on Aug 17, 2014 READ MORE

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Turkish Government Accused of Defying ‘International Human Rights’ in Its Fight Against Protesters

Medics and human rights groups are calling out the Turkish government for intimidation against street protesters as new legislation criminalizes the use of urgent assistance.

Posted on Jan 21, 2014 READ MORE

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Want Military Action? Look No Further Than Your Local Police

Increased militarization of domestic police departments has contributed to grotesque violations of Americans’ civil liberties, not to mention costing untold millions in tax dollars.

Posted on Aug 29, 2013 READ MORE


Supreme Court: Police Can Take Your DNA Upon Arrest

In what’s been hailed as a “resounding victory for law enforcement,” a sharply divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that police can collect DNA samples from people arrested in connection with serious crimes.

Posted on Jun 3, 2013 READ MORE

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Microsoft Gives Your Information to the Government

The company’s first transparency report shows the U.S. and Turkish governments were nearly tied in 2012 for making the most requests for customer data, such as IP addresses, emails and photographs.

Posted on Mar 22, 2013 READ MORE

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Government Surveillance: Cheaper and Deeper

Technical advancements and plunging costs for digital storage mean that government surveillance programs no longer have to be selective about the data they store. And with the average person leaving a trail of Web browsing, emails, text messages and more, there’s plenty of information that can be filed away on individuals.

Posted on Aug 24, 2012 READ MORE

How the FDA Monitored Whistle-Blowing Scientists

Revelations that the FDA monitored its own scientists in the acts of disclosing alleged wrongdoing marks “the first time [that] we … have a glimpse into what domestic surveillance of whistle-blowers looks like in this country with the modern technological developments,” says attorney Stephen Kohn.

Posted on Jul 17, 2012 WATCH & LISTEN

America’s Drones Are Homeward Bound

The FAA has until Sept. 30, 2015, to formulate a plan to integrate up to 30,000 drones into U.S. airspace.

Posted on Jul 17, 2012 READ MORE

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Anonymous Strikes U.S. Law Enforcement Sites

The hacking group Anonymous took credit Saturday for the theft of a cache of data from rural American law enforcement websites in retaliation for arrests of associates and sympathizers in the United States and Britain. (more)

Posted on Aug 7, 2011 READ MORE

Mr. Fish

Your Taxes Fund Anti-Muslim Hatred

A cadre of right-wing institutions that peddle themselves as counterterrorism specialists and experts on the Muslim world has been indoctrinating thousands of police, intelligence and military personnel in nationwide seminars.

Posted on May 9, 2011 READ MORE

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Are You in the FBI’s Suspicious Activities Database?

The Washington Post’s Dana Priest has another phone book’s worth of terrifying revelations about our national security/police/prison state. One that really chills given the FBI’s track record is the “vast repository” the Bureau is building that ... (more)

Posted on Dec 22, 2010 READ MORE

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A.G. Huddles With Top Cops About Arizona Law

On Wednesday, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder met with police chiefs from several big cities—including Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, Houston and Philadelphia—who are concerned about the potential effects of Arizona’s SB 1070 on ... (continued)

Posted on May 26, 2010 READ MORE

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Thanks to Sprint, the Cops May Have a GPS Fix on You

Most mobile phones have tiny GPS chips that do things like give directions or route your call to the right city when you dial 911. It turns out that law enforcement can ask phone companies for GPS info that reveals exactly where a phone owner is, and, according to a disturbing piece of audio making the rounds, the cops asked Sprint-Nextell for the locations of customers 8 million times in one year. (continued and video)

Posted on Dec 2, 2009 READ MORE

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American ‘Twisted Travelers’ Charged for Child Sex in Cambodia

The U.S. government is cracking down on American sex tourists who take trips to Cambodia to molest minors, an unfortunately common phenomenon in that country, with the new “Twisted Traveler” international law-enforcement initiative—and three U.S. citizens just became the first to find out what the changes mean for those who get caught.

Posted on Sep 1, 2009 READ MORE

Amy Goodman

Charges Against Journalists Arrested at RNC Will Be Dropped

St. Paul officials have decided to drop charges against journalists, such as Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman, who were arrested during the recent Republican National Convention in the Minnesota capital. For her part, Goodman was pleased by the news but is calling for an investigation into the convention situation.

Posted on Sep 19, 2008 READ MORE

AP photo / Jim Cole

Kucinich:  Bring Team Bush to Justice

Congressman and presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich drew applause on a recent campaign stop in New Mexico by suggesting that if President Bush isn’t impeached by Congress, his successor to the White House should “hand over Bush and his administration to law enforcement officials.”

Posted on Oct 13, 2007 READ MORE

MSNBC via Crooks and Liars

Olbermann Returns Jab in O’Reilly Grudge Match

After Bill O’Reilly threatened one of his callers with legal action for merely mentioning Keith Olbermann, the MSNBC host brings on a former state prosecutor to confirm that the only person in legal jeopardy is O’Reilly himself.

Posted on Mar 4, 2006 READ MORE

All Your Phone Call Records are for Sale, Cheap

Anyone can buy a list of your incoming and outgoing calls, cellphone or hard-line, for $110. Congress knows, shrugs | more

Posted on Jan 9, 2006 READ MORE

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