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  • Facebook Gives FBI Private Messages of Capitol Hill Protesters

    01/21/2021 9:37:34 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 74 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/21/2021 | Alana Mastrangelo
    Facebook is giving the FBI data on users who took part in the Capitol Hill riot, including their private messages, as many of the events that took place on January 6 appear to have been organized on the social media platform. A criminal complaint filed on Wednesday against New York resident Christopher M. Kelly reveals that a search warrant was issued on his Facebook account, according to a report by Forbes.
  • Postal Service Photographs Every Piece of Mail in the U.S., Shares With Agencies That Request It

    11/07/2020 7:47:56 PM PST · by doug from upland · 37 replies
    NEWSWEEK ^ | ORIG 10-28-14 | Lauren Walker
    The USPS uses a program called Mail Imaging, which takes a photograph of the outside of every piece of mail sent in the U.S. While the primary purpose of taking the pictures is to process the mail, law enforcement agencies are able to request images of mail sent and received by a target they are investigating.
  • Here Are The Biggest Cases Amy Coney Barrett Will Help Decide On The Supreme Court This Term

    10/26/2020 10:30:28 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 22 replies
    Forbes ^ | Oct 26, 2020 | Alison Durkee
    Once she joins the court, she’ll provide a crucial vote in a Supreme Court term that will cover everything from voting rights and healthcare to immigration and LGBTQ discrimination. Here are the biggest cases coming up after Barrett’s likely confirmation: 2020 Election: (mail-in voting deadlines in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and North Carolina; dozens of voting rights lawsuits are still playing out in lower courts, and any post-election disputes that arise) Voting Rights: (ballot harvesting) LGBTQ/Religious Discrimination: (religious exemption) Health Care: (whether the Affordable Care Act should be struck down). U.S. Census (excluding illegals from Congressional apportionment Mueller Report Materials: (whether House...
  • California County Reaches New Low in Cracking Down on Churches

    08/30/2020 1:26:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    Townhall ^ | Aug 30, 2020 | Bronson Stocking
    Democrat-dominated Santa Clara County, California, used spies to infiltrate North Valley Baptist Church and fined the church $10,000 when they caught worshipers singing during indoor religious services. .... the church was fined $5,000 for holding a religious service on Sunday morning and another $5,000 when the spies caught the Christians praying again on Sunday evening. Various left-wing protests have taken place in the county. And while it's not clear if the county sent spies in to also "monitor" the lefties (highly doubtful), angry protesters have sung, chanted, shouted, and spittled as they express their hatred for the police and contempt...
  • Court determines secret videos can’t be used in Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s massage case

    08/19/2020 12:08:40 PM PDT · by texas booster · 28 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Aug 19, 2020 | Associated Press
    A Florida appeals court ruled Wednesday that police violated the rights of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and others when they secretly video recorded them paying for massage parlor sex acts, barring the tapes’ use at trial and dealing a potentially deadly blow to their prosecution. The state 4th District Court of Appeal ruled Kraft's rights were violated under the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution, which protects against unreasonable searches and seizures. “The type of law enforcement surveillance utilized in these cases is extreme. While there will be situations which may warrant the use of the techniques at issue,...
  • Judge Orders Police to Hand Over Private Information About Gun Owners

    07/27/2020 6:04:56 PM PDT · by george76 · 94 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jul 27, 2020 | Beth Baumann
    The New York State Supreme Court last week granted a motion ordering the New York City Police Department (NYPD) to turn over the name, zip codes and license category of anyone who was granted a firearm license in 2018. The New York Daily News made the request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request process, which provides public information from government agencies to citizens and journalists. ... The Daily News argues that the information can be turned over because of a state law – known as the SAFE Act – that declared "that names and addresses of all firearms...
  • Miami Police Setting Up 'Mask Traps,' Issuing $100 Fines to People Wearing Masks Improperly

    07/28/2020 2:37:47 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 93 replies
    Reason ^ | | 7.27.2020 2:05 PM | CHRISTIAN BRITSCHGI
    It's been less than two weeks since Miami-Dade County announced it would be fining people for not wearing masks in public. Already, Florida media outlets are filled with stories of people cited for wearing masks improperly, lowering masks to sip a drink, or removing their face coverings once outside of a store. On Thursday, the Miami Herald reported that the Miami-Dade Police Department has issued 162 citations for violating the county's mandatory mask ordinance, which comes with a $100 penalty. One woman, Johanna Gianni, says she removed her mask in the parking lot of a Publix grocery store in North...
  • Cellular Phone Disruptions Nation-Wide Earlier This Week. Android Phones revealed to have been upgraded with COVID-19 TRACKING SOFTWARE

    06/19/2020 12:40:42 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 71 replies
    FaceBook ^ | 6/18/2020 | Marcella Lourdes on FACEBOOK 
  • 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. 
  • 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 ^ | 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.