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  • Gretchen Whitmer: State Police ‘Monitoring All of the Conversations’ of Capitol Protesters

    05/14/2020 10:49:36 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 101 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 13,2020 | KYLE OLSON
    Michigan state police are “monitoring all of the conversations” of protesters planning to descend on the capitol Thursday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer told reporters. “I don’t know the group, I’ve not vetted the data, I can’t vouch for it,” she admitted. Whitmer was then asked if she “wants to see” the Michigan State Police ticket protesters who are violating social distancing orders. “I think the Michigan State Police is monitoring all of the conversations around this event tomorrow – that they are prepared and are working with the attorney general,” she said. She said they are prepared to ticket protesters “if...
  • Response from Senator Ron Wyden

    04/03/2020 6:18:25 AM PDT · by thirst4truth · 6 replies
    My email in box | April 3, 2020 | Ron Wyden
    Thank you for contacting me about reforming the National Security Agency's mass surveillance program. I appreciate hearing from you on this important issue. As you may know, I have been fighting against overly broad domestic surveillance for well over a decade, and I remain deeply concerned about protecting Americans' Fourth Amendment privacy rights from unnecessary government surveillance. Currently, a controversial law referred to as Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act permits the National Security Agency (NSA) to engage in a mass surveillance program targeting Americans and their data. The Section 215 law is set to expire in March 2020,...
  • Police Demanding Citizens Allow Homeless To Camp On Their Private Property

    03/01/2020 9:57:44 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 155 replies
    Twitter ^ | 02/29/20
    (warning upset West Hollywood, California home owner that is not happy about street bums living on his property uses a little profanity) Look at the homeless epidemic in Los Angeles due to failed liberal policies, high taxes, and high crime. Police are now demanding citizens allow homeless people to camp on their private property, threatening this man with arrest if he moves them. https://twitter.com/MichaelCoudrey/status/1233928266764828672 
  • It appears that the jury in the Roger Stone trial was tainted

    02/13/2020 6:45:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/13/2020 | Andrea Widburg
    From beginning to end, Robert Mueller and his squad used Roger Stone as an object lesson to frighten anyone who had high-level contact with the Trump campaign in the lead-up to and immediately after the election. Stone is not a savory character, but the treatment meted out to Stone, now 67, had a revolting aura of police state hanging about it from the start. Now, it turns out that this un-American police state set up a kangaroo trial to shuttle Stone into prison. The Mueller mob started its press against Stone in January 2019, when Stone, who ought to have...
  • The DEA’s National License Plate Reader Network Expands To Smaller Cities

    01/23/2020 4:27:35 AM PST · by davikkm · 21 replies
    IWB ^ | mapi
    Last week, the Herald Publication in Mascoutah, Illinois revealed that the City of Fairview Heights entered into an agreement with the IDOT to install automatic license plate readers (ALPR) on highway trusses to allegedly “prevent, deter and solve crimes.” Which is typical government doublespeak to explain away Big Brother tracking innocent motorists. Taken at face value, Fairview Heights reasons for tracking everyone is nothing new, they use the same cookie-cutter excuses that law enforcement across the country have been using. But what really caught my eye was the “other resolution approved by the council.” The other resolution calls for the...
  • Anatomy of a Drug War Crime

    11/27/2019 6:21:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2019 | Jacob Sullum
    Are you confident that police will not break down your door tonight? If so, it's probably because you assume the warrant required for such an armed invasion of your home has to be based on reliable evidence of criminal activity. But that is not true in Houston, as a federal indictment unsealed last week shows. According to the indictment, a drug raid that killed a middle-aged couple on Jan. 28 was based on lies from start to finish, which should alarm anyone who thinks the Fourth Amendment protects Americans from unreasonable searches. The indictment says the no-knock raid at 7815...
  • Federal Court Rules Suspicionless Searches of Travelers’ Phones and Laptops Unconstitutional

    11/25/2019 1:31:56 PM PST · by bkopto · 56 replies
    Electronic Frontier Foundation ^ | 11/11/2019 | Sophia Cope, Adam Schwartz, Abdullah Hasan
    In a major victory for privacy rights at the border, a federal court in Boston ruled today that suspicionless searches of travelers’ electronic devices by federal agents at airports and other U.S. ports of entry are unconstitutional. The ruling came in a lawsuit, Alasaad v. McAleenan, filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), and ACLU of Massachusetts, on behalf of 11 travelers whose smartphones and laptops were searched without individualized suspicion at U.S. ports of entry. “This ruling significantly advances Fourth Amendment protections for millions of international travelers who enter the United States every year,”...
  • Climate of corruption: FISA court rules Comey-era FBI was illegally spying on Americans

    10/08/2019 3:00:16 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 15 replies
    TNS ^ | 10/8/19 | TNS Staff
    The Bill of Rights contains the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution and despite the fact that Garbage Party Leftists have completely infiltrated and nearly destroyed public education, they are pretty easy to read and understand. That includes the Fourth Amendment, of course, which reads: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”...
  • DOJ Demands All ATN Obsidian 4 Rifle Scope App Users’ Information from Apple, Google (Thermal Scope)

    09/09/2019 12:50:13 AM PDT · by LegendHasIt · 16 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | Sep 06, 2019 | Dan Zimmerman
    ATN’s Obsidian 4 app allows you to connect your smart phone to products like their X-Sight 4K Pro night vision or the ThOR 4 thermal optics. Snip Apple and Google have been ordered by the U.S. government to hand over names, phone numbers and other identifying data of at least 10,000 users of a single gun scope app, Forbes has discovered. It’s an unprecedented move: never before has a case been disclosed in which American investigators demanded personal data of users of a single app from Apple and Google. And never has an order been made public where the feds...
  • Pentagon testing mass surveillance balloons across the US

    08/02/2019 1:51:09 PM PDT · by familyop · 64 replies
    The Guardian ^ | August 2, 2019 | Mark Harris
    ...South Dakota...Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Missouri, before concluding in central Illinois...the balloons are intended to “provide a persistent surveillance system to locate and deter narcotic trafficking and homeland security threats”,...The balloons are carrying hi-tech radars designed to simultaneously track many individual vehicles day or night, through any kind of weather...Sometimes it’s referred to as ‘combat TiVo’ because when an event happens somewhere in the surveilled area, you can potentially rewind the tape to see exactly what occurred, and rewind even further to see who was involved and where they came from.”
  • Federal appeals court says tire-chalking by parking enforcement officers is unconstitutional

    04/22/2019 7:39:27 PM PDT · by kingu · 82 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 22 at 6:45 PM | Fred Barbash
    The age-old parking enforcement practice of tire-chalking is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled Monday, saying it violated the Fourth Amendment’s bar on unreasonable searches. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, in a first-of-its-kind decision, ruled that marking a car’s tires to gather information is a form of trespass requiring a warrant, similar to police attaching a GPS to a vehicle to track a suspected drug dealer.
  • Google says the built-in microphone it never told Nest users about...

    02/20/2019 8:33:20 AM PST · by carriage_hill · 77 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 2/20/2019 | Nick Bastogne
    In early February, Google announced that its home security and alarm system Nest Secure would be getting an update. Users, the company said, could now enable its virtual-assistant technology, Google Assistant. The problem: Nest users didn't know a microphone existed on their security device to begin with. The existence of a microphone on the Nest Guard, which is the alarm, keypad, and motion-sensor component in the Nest Secure offering, was never disclosed in any of the product material for the device.
  • Kansas Supreme Court decision in marijuana case hinges on Lawrence officers’ sense of smell

    12/12/2018 4:44:58 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 24 replies
    The Topeka Capital Journal ^ | 11 December 2018 | Tim Carpenter
    A divided Kansas Supreme Court affirmed Lawrence Hubbard’s misdemeanor convictions in a case demonstrating police officers relying exclusively on olfactory skills to detect raw marijuana can supply probable cause to support search of a residence. The decision by the high court extended to a private residence the accepted principle in Kansas that a trained and experienced officer’s detection of the aroma of marijuana could justify the legal search of a vehicle. The ruling also resolved conflicting Kansas Court of Appeals decisions. Supreme Court justices, on a 4-3 vote, rejected arguments put forth by Hubbard’s attorney, including questions about whether Lawrence...
  • The Supreme Court Signals It May Rein in Abusive Property Seizures

    12/05/2018 9:36:47 AM PST · by NobleFree · 38 replies
    THE COACH'S TEAM ^ | December 3, 2018 | Jason Snead
    This week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in a case that may rein in abusive property seizures by state and local governments through the highly controversial legal tool known as civil asset forfeiture. The case at issue involves a man named Tyson Timbs, who sold $225 worth of heroin to undercover police officers on two occasions, as a means of raising money to support his own drug habit. Police arrested Timbs while he was driving to a third drug deal, and he ultimately pleaded guilty. He was sentenced to a year of home confinement and five years of...
  • If you are concerned about government surveillance, you should be skeptical of Brett Kavanaugh

    07/11/2018 2:59:37 PM PDT · by TBP · 102 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 11, 2018 | Erin Dunne
    The Fourth Amendment broadly guarantees that Americans should be free from government intrusion in their homes and private lives and that infringements on these rights must come with the justification of a warrant or probable cause. These guarantees and protections form the basis of property protections and a right to privacy both of which are fundamental to individual liberty. In 2015, Kavanaugh went out of his way to minimize these protections. During his tenure on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, he issued a separate concurrence in the denial of a rehearing en banc in Klayman v....
  • NSA deletes years of call records, says it exceeded legal limit

    06/28/2018 2:10:47 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 51 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 28, 2018
    The National Security Agency said Thursday it collected more domestic call records than allowed, and as a result has been mass-deleting call records across a three-year period. The NSA said in a statement that on May 23 it "began deleting all call detail records (CDRs) acquired since 2015 under Title V of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act." Weeks before the deletions began, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence reported that the NSA acquired more than 534 million domestic call records in 2017, triple the amount collected in 2016.
  • Trump seeks to limit access to records seized in FBI raid

    04/16/2018 9:24:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 16, 2018 9:49 AM ET | Tom Hays and Larry Neumeister
    The porn actress Stormy Daniels is expected to attend a court hearing in New York on Monday where a U.S. judge is hearing more arguments about President Donald Trump’s extraordinary request that he be allowed to review records seized from his personal lawyer’s office as part of a criminal investigation before they are examined by prosecutors. The raid carried out last Monday at Michael Cohen’s apartment, hotel room, office and safety deposit box sought bank records, records on Cohen’s dealing in the taxi industry, Cohen’s communications with the Trump campaign and information on payments made in 2016 to former Playboy...
  • SCOTUS Rules on Police Shooting...and Sotomayor's Scathing Dissent

    04/03/2018 5:47:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 184 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 3, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a police officer who shot a woman outside of her home in Tucson, Arizona in May 2010. The officer, Andrew Kisela, shot Amy Hughes after she was seen acting "erratically," hacking at a tree with a knife and arguing with her roommate.Kisela and another police officer, Alex Garcia, heard about the report on their patrol car radio and responded. A third police officer, Lindsay Kunz, arrived on the scene on her bicycle.  All three officers drew their guns. At least twice they told Hughes to drop the knife. Viewing the record in...
  • Who Should be Indicted?

    02/02/2018 11:58:51 AM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 35 replies
    My Fertile Brain ^ | 02/02/2018 | Uncle Miltie
    Clinton paid Russians for known lies that top 0bama Administration officials used to lie to the FISA Court so that they could violate Americans' 4th Amendment Rights. Let's name names in this conspiracy. Who exactly, by name and title, knew that the dossier was fake, and that it was presented to the FISA Court as if it was real? Those people need to be indicted. Let's name them, and have them start quaking in their boots.
  • FISA Court Found FAULT With NSA, FBI, And Obama Of Illegally Spying On Trump Team – MSM Keeps Quiet.

    11/12/2017 6:01:06 AM PST · by davikkm · 21 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    You can expect many links to sources in this report, as I have found it difficult to get straight answers on this subject. For the most part, it has gone unreported by MSM. The only reason I found reference to it at all, is the fact I am following the Russia investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. First of all, I want to start out by listing links to information concerning a finding by a FISA Court judge on the illegal spying by the NSA,FBI, and the Obama Justice Department on the Trump Team. 1.http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/national-security/article152947909.html QUOTE The document, signed by...