Ferguson police brace for new protests by spending thousands on riot gear

St Louis County police has spent $172,669 since August on teargas, grenades, pepper balls and other civil disobedience equipment Ferguson police London Guardian Police in Ferguson use a variety of crowd-control equipment including teargas following the killing of teenager Michael Brown in The police department overseeing the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, over the killing of an unarmed 18-year-old has spent […]

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No charges for Georgia officers who maimed toddler during no-knock drug raid

CBS46 News   Raw Story A grand jury in Georgia declined to indict the law enforcement officers involved in a botched drug raid that left a toddler disfigured and badly injured. A SWAT officer tossed a flash grenade May 28 into a playpen where 19-month-old Bounkham “Bou Bou” Phonesavanh was sleeping during a no-knock raid overseen by the Habersham County […]

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California’s governor Brown vetoes drone warrant bill

(Reuters) – California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a bill that would have placed strict regulations on how law enforcement and other government agencies can use drones, his office said on Sunday. The measure, which passed the state’s Senate and Assembly with broad support, would have required law enforcement agencies to obtain a warrant before using an unmanned aircraft, or drone, […]

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Supreme Court’s Sotomayor warns of Drones: ““frightening” changes in surveillance technology”

Americans should be more concerned about their privacy being invaded by the spread of drones, Justice Sonia Sotomayor (Translated: Grove Boss) told an Oklahoma City audience on Thursday. Speaking before a group of faculty members and students at Oklahoma City University’s law school on Sept. 11, Justice Sotomayor said “frightening” changes in surveillance technology should encourage citizens to take a […]

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Police to citizens: Be careful what you tweet

YES… COPS MONITOR YOU!  SEATTLE (AP) — Police in Washington state are asking the public to stop tweeting during shootings and manhunts to avoid accidentally telling the bad guys what officers are doing. The “TweetSmart” campaign began in late July by a coalition of nine agencies, including the Washington state patrol and the Seattle police, and aims to raise awareness about […]

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Judge Upholds Detroit Mother’s Right to Protect her Daughter from Forced Drugging

Journalist Kelly O’Meara will join us on today’s edition of the Jack Blood Show (7.22.14) to break this down! Despite prosecutors’ second attempt this year to bring criminal charges against Detroit mother Maryanne Godboldo, who underwent a 10 hour stand-off with police for refusing to administer a powerful antipsychotic drug to her daughter, Wayne County District Judge Gregory Bill has […]

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US government says online storage isn’t protected by the Fourth Amendment

A couple months ago, a New York judge ruled that US search warrants applied to digital information even if they were stored overseas. The decision came about as part of an effort to dig up a Microsoft user’s account information stored on a server in Dublin, Ireland. Microsoft responded to the ruling and challenged it, stating that the government’s longstanding […]

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