Police say Missouri Sen. Jamilah Nasheed was carrying 9mm, refused breathalyzer test

Originally posted on Twitchy:

As Twitchy reported, Ferguson, Mo., was relatively quiet Monday night, but police did arrest state senator Jamilah Nasheed and one other protester who in a Vine were shown blocking traffic by kneeling in the middle of a road and performing the “hands up, don’t shoot” pose.

CBS St. Louis today reports that Nasheed refused to take a breathalyzer test, and also that the senator had a gun on her at the time of arrest.

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FBI urges companies to build spying tools into devices

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The director of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation has called on technology companies to build surveillance capabilities into their products and systems to allow law enforcement agencies to access the evidence needed to prosecute criminals.

In a speech delivered in Washington last night, FBI director James B Comey argued that US law had failed to keep pace with the increasing adoption of encryption technologies.

Comey blamed encryption and the growing options available for online communications for leaving law enforcement “in the dark” and creating a “significant public safety problem”.

“Those charged with protecting our people aren’t always able to access the evidence we need to prosecute crime and prevent terrorism even with lawful authority,” Comey said.

“We have the legal authority to intercept and access communications and information pursuant to court order, but we often lack the technical ability to do so.”

He listed four examples of cases…

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More Police Departments than Previously Thought Use Portable Surveillance Systems to Spy on almost Everyone

Originally posted on Aletho News:

By Steve Straehley and Noel Brinkerhoff | AllGov | October 21, 2014

More U.S. police departments are employing electronic surveillance technology that can collect information from cell phones and laptop computers belonging not just to criminal suspects but also law abiding citizens.

The Charlotte Observer found the Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have for eight years used such equipment, which goes by many names: Stingray, Hailstorm, AmberJack and TriggerFish.

But the technology, which mimics cell towers, is also used by other law enforcement around the country. It’s just not clear which departments, the newspaper says, because the federal government has helped to shield police from disclosing their owning and operating the spy hardware. In fact, the Obama administration “has ordered cities not to disclose information about the equipment,” the Observer’s Fred Classen-Kelly reported.

However, members of the administration might also be among those spied upon. Through an open records request, VICE News

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“Straight White Guy Festival” Jest Upsets Diversity Police

Originally posted on Nice Deb:

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“Come help us celebrate our enjoyment of being straight, white, and male,” the flier said. “Beer available.”

When some fake fliers advertising an upcoming “Straight White Guy festival” appeared in an Ohio town, last summer,   some humor-impaired individuals didn’t appreciate the humor or even get that it was a joke.

“This kind of thing implies there’s some kind of struggle going on for being a straight white person in Ohio,” one area resident sniffed.  “Straight white people are doing just fine.”

Hurrumph!

The leader of an organization pushing same-sex marriage whined that “the flyer is not productive.”  Thankfully, the situation provided an opportunity for a “teaching moment.”

Listen up, you knuckle draggers.

Via 10-tv.com:

“I think it detracts from the real problems of Ohio that need to be solved, that are being denied their constitutional rights because of who they are, or who the love. And that’s what we…

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Woman Is Taken Hostage By Bank Robbers On High-Speed Chase; Later Killed By Police Who Fire Over 600 Bullets Into The Car

Originally posted on JONATHAN TURLEY:

article-2722314-202EFE6400000578-900_634x1054Misty Holt-Singh, 41, had just run into the Stockton, California bank and left her 12-her-old daughter in the car for a quick transaction. In an instant, her life would change as Gilbert Renteria Jr., Jaime Ramos, and Alex Martinez came into to rob the bank. They took Singh hostage and fled in a car. However, the police were quickly on their tail and trapped the car. She may have had a glimmer of hope. After all, there were some 33 police officers surrounding the car. That is when the Stockton police opened up on the car and fired over 600 bullets — killing Holt-Singh, 41, and two of the bank robbers. The family is preparing to sue and saying that the response was excessive and ignored the hostage. Singh was hit 10 times — all from the guns of the police.

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Rutherford Institute Challenges NJ Hate Crime Law, Asks NJ Supreme Court to Find State Worker Not Guilty for Joking with Black Co-Worker

Originally posted on agovernmentofwolves:

TRENTON, N.J.—Attorneys for The Rutherford Institute presented arguments today to the Supreme Court of New Jersey challenging the application of the state’s “hate crime” law against a town maintenance worker who committed a workplace prank against an African-American co-worker. Although David T. Pomianek was acquitted of charges that he acted with racial bias when he playfully locked a fellow worker in a storage area and joked about it, he was found guilty under provisions of the state’s bias intimidation law, which elevates a petty offense to a hate crime if the alleged victimbelieves he or she was targeted because of bias. In an amicus curiae brief filed in January, attorneys for The Rutherford Institute asked the New Jersey high court to declare the statute wholly invalid in violation of the First Amendment.

“Criminalizing anyone’s speech or thoughts is an egregious violation of our First Amendment rights,” said John W…

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Terror-scaremongering designed to erode freedoms, stamp out dissent

Originally posted on Aletho News:

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By Brandon Martinez | Non-Aligned Media | October 18, 2014

As expected, the recent fabricated ISIS terror scare that swept the headlines of Canada’s Zionist-owned media is being used by the neocon regime in Ottawa to give Canada’s spy agency CSIS more sweeping powers to spy on citizens and protect the identities of informants.

“The federal government will face intense scrutiny – perhaps even a constitutional challenge – when it introduces legislation to give its spies more legal powers,” reported the Ottawa Citizen.

Proposed amendments to the act governing CSIS will grant the Canadian spy agency more wiggle room to collaborate with the “Five Eyes” spy network comprised of US, UK, Australia and New Zealand espionage agencies. NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed that the Five Eyes network has been neck-deep in illegal espionage activities targeting millions of their own citizens.

“A second measure,” the Citizen continued, “would give CSIS…

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