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whoa "metal nails, fingernails pulled out, electric shocks – takes place in the “black room.” Punishment is a constant. The prisoners are forced to take pills and get injections. It’s for disease prevention, the staff tell them, but in reality they are the human subjects of medical experiments. Many of the ...Read More
"When you buy an album, some of that money goes directly to the artist. But with streaming, the royalty breakdown works very differently: Subscription dollars go into one big pool and are doled out to artists based on how many times their songs are streamed across a given service. So ...Read More
"‎We dragged Bo into the studio to record a fantastic episode with @jonomilo from the @crybabysleep podcast to talk about all of the state-sanctioned executions that have been validated this week by the highest courts in the land! Never fear, we can't possibly run out of cops to hate because ...Read More
"Many disabled people have been stopped from protesting with Extinction Rebellion after Met Police allegedly impounded wheelchairs and ramps."
A Kansas City immigration lawyer who was injured while trying to assist her 3-year-old client is suing the two immigration agents who allegedly shoved her to the ground and caused her injuries. Andrea Martinez claims to have suffered a fractured foot, bleeding, and a concussion after she was forcibly separated from her client, whom she was reuniting with his pregnant mother at a Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facility. ...Read More
"Police departments have become more attentive to officers’ use of excessive force on the job, but that concern rarely extends to the home.”
"This tool, called Digital Recognition Network (DRN), is not run by a government, although law enforcement can also access it. Instead, DRN is a private surveillance system crowdsourced by hundreds of repo men who have installed cameras that passively scan, capture, and upload the license plates of every car they ...Read More
"A quest to identify protesters and police officers has people in both groups desperate to protect their anonymity... Mr. Cheung, a skinny 29-year-old, was grabbed at a mall around noon on July 18, according to his account. Four plainclothes officers waited for him to unlock his phone and then jumped ...Read More
ICE is using DMV photo databases in combination with facial recognition tech to find illegal immigrants and deport. The underperforming racially bais / algorithmic software is known to often generate false positives among the ethnically brown and women. The post 911, anti-privacy, ICE detention, surveillance state, is one of the most frighting, and critical points in time Americans have ever faced, period. ...Read More
"The laws purport to only criminalize violence and property damage in service of pipeline safety, but critics say their greater intent appears to be to deter nonviolent civil disobedience by framing it as potentially violent in itself."