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July 30, 2015


The Staggering Number of Wrongful Convictions in America

Can a Public Defender Really Handle 700 Cases a Year?


Meddling Govt. Gone Wild: BBQ Aroma Leaving Your Property Is 'PROHIBITED'  

Seattle Police Officer Faces Firing Over Arrest of Man Carrying a Golf Club


Friends of Supreme Court: Justices Repeatedly Find for Businesses Related to Their Stocks

Obama Blocks Investigator's Access to Files Related to DOJ Scandals

Colorado Laws Allow Rogue Officers to Stay in Law Enforcement

Torture Is Bad. So Psychologists Helped the US to Redefine It


'After-Birth Abortion': Can They Be Serious?


The Big Question: Will Personal Data Privacy Exist in Ten Years' Time?

Surveillance Society: Pittsburgh Seeking to Implement Surveillance Camera Privacy Policy

Google Maps' Timeline Can Show Every Place You've Ever Been

Musk, Wozniak and Hawking Urge Ban on Warfare AI and Autonomous Weapons

Major Flaw in Android Phones Would Let Hackers in With Just a Text

Transhumanist Candidate Wants "Brain Implants to Manage Violent Actions of Prisoners"… and Society

FBI Backtracks on Cell Phone Trackers

FBI/Counterintelligence and Security Center Release Economic Espionage Awareness Campaign

A Sensor for Logging People Traffic at the Gym or Café

Disruptive Technology That Could Transform Government-Citizen Relationships

Researchers Develop Facial Recognition Method That Works in the Dark

Wyden Blasts Plan to Have Tech Companies Report "Terrorist Activity" – Whatever That Is

Man Walks Past TSA Checkpoint, Through Terminal and Onto Plane Unhindered


Crowd Becomes Angry as They Watch Swarms of Cops Jump on One Man in a Target Store 

This Is Why Even Innocence and Compliance Is No Guarantee of Your Safety During a Police Stop

'I'll Put a Bullet Hole Right Through Your F*Cking Head': Off-Duty Mass. Cop Suspended for Threatening Driver

A Young Black Man Talks to His Mom About the Traffic Stop That Almost Killed Him

Police Brutality and Misconduct Has Cost Americans $1 Billion in the Past Five Years

Police Guild Slams City for $2 Million Shooting Settlement

Florida Cop Suspended After Video Emerged of Him Throwing Food at Homeless Man

Native American Civil Rights Activist Dies Mysteriously in Police Custody

"Don't Miss" Said the Cops Just Before Shooting Man in the Face in Front of His Child for No Reason 

Chicago Tops in Fatal Police Shootings Among Big U.S. Cities

The Video of Police Killing of Sam Dubose Is Apparently so Bad, Cincinnati Is Preparing for Riots

Police State America Invades Movie Theaters

Police Chief Gets Probation for Multiple Felonies, Including Malfeasance, Forgery and Firearms Theft

Hillview Man Arrested for Shooting Down Drone; Cites Right to Privacy

How to Stop Brutality-Adjacent Policing

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