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Drones pose novel and difficult problems for law enforcement. They are widely available, lightly regulated and can be flown remotely by an operator far away from the crime scene.
"There’s nothing that exposes simpering do-gooder liberals and hack Labor politicians for the craven sycophants for power they are like a good police riot. Not any old police riot, of course. If the police beat up protesters in Hong Kong or Russia, it’s deeply disturbing police-state behaviour, and every decent ...Read More
""These modern-day protest movements are critical to realizing the full potential of American democracy and promises to equality.""
"‎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."
"Police departments have become more attentive to officers’ use of excessive force on the job, but that concern rarely extends to the home.”
"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
"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."
"You never know what day it is, what time it is," said Rivera, who has struggled with mental illness. "Sometimes you never see the sun." Rivera was placed in isolation because of allegations, later determined to be unfounded, that she had kissed and touched other detainees, records show. ...Read More
A system built on millions of cell relays, antennas, and sensors also offers previously unthinkable surveillance potential. Telecom companies already sell location data to marketers, and law enforcement has used similar data to track protesters. 5G will catalogue exactly where someone has come from, where they are going, and what ...Read More
"Shawn...is one of hundreds of children in Chicago whose ankle monitors are now equipped with microphones and speakers. The stated purpose of these devices is to communicate with the children, but they are raising concerns among civil liberties watchers that they are actually a mechanism for surveilling the conversations of ...Read More
"The report, published last week, investigates how 13 jurisdictions that had used, were using, or planned to implement predictive policing systems were feeding these systems data sullied by “unconstitutional and racially biased stops, searches, and arrests,” as well as excessive use of force and first amendment violations, among other issues."