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  • Michelle Carter, convicted in texting suicide case, released from prison

    01/23/2020 12:30:34 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | January 23, 2020 | Eric Levenson, Jennifer Henderson and Kristina Sgueglia
    Michelle Carter, the Massachusetts woman convicted of involuntary manslaughter for persuading her boyfriend to kill himself, was released from prison Thursday, months ahead of schedule due to good behavior. Carter, now 23, began serving a 15-month sentence in February, but she earned time off her sentence for good behavior, according to Jonathan Darling, spokesman at the Bristol County Sheriff's Office. She left the Bristol County House of Correction at about 9:30 a.m., video from CNN affiliate WHDH shows. Wearing a black turtleneck, a light blazer and black pants -- the same outfit she wore the day she was sentenced --...
  • Horns are growing on young people’s skulls. Phone use is to blame, research suggests.

    06/20/2019 7:33:12 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 20, 2019 | Isaac Stanley-Becker
    Mobile technology has transformed the way we live — how we read, work, communicate, shop and date. But we already know this. What we have not yet grasped is the way the tiny machines in front of us are remolding our skeletons, possibly altering not just the behaviors we exhibit but the bodies we inhabit. New research in biomechanics suggests that young people are developing hornlike spikes at the back of their skulls — bone spurs caused by the forward tilt of the head, which shifts weight from the spine to the muscles at the back of the head, causing...
  • Nevada, New York consider using 'textalyzer' in distracted driving accident investigations

    03/20/2019 1:19:30 PM PDT · by ETL · 29 replies
    FoxNews.com/auto ^ | Mar 20, 2019 | AP, via FoxNews.com
    Most states ban texting behind the wheel, but a legislative proposal could make Nevada one of the first states to allow police to use a contentious technology to find out if a person was using a cellphone during a car crash. The measure is igniting privacy concerns and has led lawmakers to question the practicality of the technology, even while acknowledging the threat of distracted driving. The future of the Nevada proposal isn't clear. A similar measure introduced in 2017 failed in the New York Legislature, but lawmakers are considering it again.Law enforcement officials argue that distracted driving is underreported...
  • California utilities panel cancels planned 'text tax' ... FCC rules that texting is...

    12/16/2018 7:30:56 PM PST · by aquila48 · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16 December 2018 | MAXINE SHEN
    Following a new FCC ruling, the California Public Utilities Commission has ditched its planned 2019 vote on taxing text messaging. The CPUC revealed on Twitter Friday that it has decided not to go forward with a scheduled January 2019 vote to levy a 'text tax' following the FCC's ruling that text messages were an 'information service' — as opposed to a telecommunications service — meaning that texts aren't eligible for taxation under California state law. The commission's controversial 'text tax' plans involved a per-text surcharge which would help fund programs that provide cell phone services for low-income and disabled people,...
  • Report of Investigation: Recovery of Text Messages From Certain FBI Mobile Devices

    12/13/2018 8:33:28 AM PST · by bigbob · 5 replies
    Department of Justice OIG ^ | 12-12-18 | Department of Justice OIG
    Report of Investigation: Recovery of Text Messages From Certain FBI Mobile Devices
  • Campaign Text Came To My Phone From 2500 Miles Away

    10/29/2018 7:50:41 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 38 replies
    Multnomah County Democrats ^ | 29 Oct 2018 | George no last name
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  • Bank Teller, 25, 'Who Texted her Boyfriend and his Accomplice a go Signal' after a Customer [Trunc]

    08/23/2018 9:26:01 AM PDT · by Cecily · 104 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | August 23, 2018 | Daniel Roth
    A Texas bank employee accused of being an accomplice to a violent armed robbery appeared in court Wednesday to face charges. Shelby Wyse, 25, was arrested and charged with aggravated robbery on Tuesday for her alleged part in a brazen daytime attack on a woman carrying $75,000 in Houston. The mother-of-one appeared before a judge Wednesday, wearing a Whitney Houston tank top with her hair scraped up in a top knot. Court documents state that security footage captures Wyse watching the woman while she conducted her business at the bank. She then allegedly sent a text message to her boyfriend...
  • Attention teens: YOUR texting and driving kills 269 times as many people as school shootings!

    03/25/2018 6:54:53 AM PDT · by grundle · 31 replies
    wordpress ^ | March 25, 2018 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Attention teen protestors: YOUR texting and driving kills 269 times as many people as school shootings! Wikipedia has this comprehensive, well documented article called “List of school shootings in the United States.”School shootings are so rare and infrequent that it wouldn’t be good to just look at any one year, so I’m going to look at all the school shootings from January 1, 1999 (the year of the Columbine massacre, which is often cited as the beginning of the “modern” era of school shootings) and go up until March 20, 2018, which is the most recent school shooting (Great Mills, Maryland)...
  • Strzok-Page Texts Missing — Yet DOJ IG Says He Received Them In August

    01/21/2018 8:41:13 PM PST · by bigbob · 51 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 1-21-18 | Joshua Caplan
    However, according to the Daily Caller’s Chuck Ross, the FBI claimed it the reportedly missing text messages to Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz on August 10th, 2017. Strzok, who then served as the FBI’s No. 2 counterintelligence official, conducted many of the biggest interviews in the investigation, including with Clinton and her top aides, Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills. “After finding a number of politically-oriented text messages between Page and Strzok, the OIG sought from the FBI all text messages between Strzok and Page from their FBI-issued phones through November 30, 2016, which covered the entire period of the Clinton...
  • (evidence of FBI sedition?) More texts turned over from FBI agent taken off Mueller team

    01/21/2018 2:03:55 PM PST · by Tulsa Ramjet · 76 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 21, 2018 | Erin Tucker, AP
    "But, according to the letter, the FBI told the department that its system for retaining text messages sent and received on bureau phones had failed to preserve communications between Strzok and Page over a five-month period between Dec. 14, 2016, and May 17, 2017. May 17 was the date that Mueller was appointed as special counsel to oversee the Russia investigation."
  • WSJ Columnist: The FBI Is Abusing Secrecy Powers To Save Itself From Embarrassment

    12/19/2017 4:06:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 18, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation has seen better days. While there is zero evidence of collusion, the political Left thinks Russia’s meddling in our 2016 election helped tilt the race in Donald Trump’s favor. Congress has launched investigations into the matter. Yet, it seems the meddling was also coming from within the halls of the J. Edgar Hoover Building. We have a since demoted DOJ official meeting with the author of the infamous Trump dossier, former MI6 operative Christopher Steele. To boot, his wife worked for the firm that hired Steele during the 2016 election. Concerning other bias, you have...
  • WSJ: The 'Insurance Policy' Mentioned In Those FBI Texts Referred To The Russia Investigation

    12/18/2017 6:38:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 2017 | Matt Vespa
    We all had our suspicions about what FBI agent Peter Strzok meant by “insurance policy,” which he wrote in a text to bureau lawyer Lisa Page, a woman with whom he was having an extramarital affair. The text was one of 10,000 that were sent between these two FBI officials from August 15, 2015-December 1, 2016; this one was sent to Page in August of 2016. The Wall Street Journal reported that according to agents familiar with Strzok’s account, he was referring to the Russia investigation when he mentioned “insurance.” He was removed from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation...
  • 'God, Trump is a loathsome human': FBI officials involved with Russia probe (tr)

    12/12/2017 11:06:59 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 18 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Dec 13, 2017 | HANNAH PARRY
    Two high ranking FBI officials involved in Robert Mueller's Russian probe exchanged text messages calling Donald Trump 'an idiot'. FBI agent Peter Strzok and senior FBI lawyer Lisa Page, who were having an affair, shared more than 10,000 texts in 2016 discussing the future president. During their exchanges, they described Trump as an 'idiot' and a 'loathsome human' and shared their hopes that Hillary Clinton should win the election, the Washington Post reported. Special Counsel Mueller removed Strzok from the investigation into collusion between Trump's administration and Russia during the 2016 election, after the messages revealing anti-Trump sentiment first emerged...
  • 'Over 10,000 texts' between ex-Mueller officials found, after discovery of anti-Trump messages

    12/06/2017 3:19:48 PM PST · by springwater13 · 194 replies
    Justice Department officials are reading through “over 10,000 texts” between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, Fox News has learned, after it emerged Strzok was removed from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe following the discovery of anti-Trump messages between them. Department of Justice officials told Fox News they are in the process of going through the texts so they can hand them over to the House Intelligence Committee. Strzok, who was an FBI counterintelligence agent, had worked on the Mueller probe, but was reassigned to the FBI’s human resources department after the discovery of anti-Trump text messages with...
  • If u txt while u drive, FL wants u to stop. But will that add to racial profiling?

    12/05/2017 2:02:39 PM PST · by Hadean · 27 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | Dec. 5, 2017 | Steve Bousquet
    TALLAHASSEE Support is building across Florida for a stronger law banning texting while driving, but some black legislators say they’ll fight the idea, claiming that it could invite more abuses by police. A broad coalition of groups representing police, sheriffs, parents, retirees, doctors, businesses and others is mobilizing to pass a bill to elevate texting from a secondary to a primary offense, meaning police could ticket drivers who text, without needing another reason to stop them. “It’s time to strengthen the law,” argues the FL DNT TXT N DRV Coalition. “Drivers who choose to text and drive are a danger...
  • Another anti-Trump ‘smoking gun’ turns out to be nothing

    12/03/2017 10:08:13 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | Dec 03, 2017 | Post Editorial Board
    Once again, a supposed big break in the drive to destroy President Trump over “collusion” with the Russians during the 2016 campaign stands exposed as nothing more than bad reporting. Plus, the professionalism of the FBI looks compromised by anti-Trump bias. The media went berserk Friday on news that former Trump confidante Mike Flynn had copped a plea deal with special counsel Bob Mueller. All the usual suspects launched an orgy of speculation on what beans Flynn “must” have spilled. It all went into overdrive when ABC’s Brian Ross reported that Flynn had been instructed to reach out to Moscow...
  • Two senior FBI officials on Clinton, Trump probes exchanged texts disparaging Trump

    12/02/2017 1:28:28 PM PST · by John W · 40 replies
    Washington Post via Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | December 2, 2017 | Karoun Demirjian and Devlin Barrett
    WASHINGTON — The former top FBI official assigned to special counsel Robert Mueller's probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election was taken off that job this summer after his bosses discovered he and another member of Mueller's team had exchanged politically charged texts disparaging President Donald Trump and supportive of Hillary Clinton, according to multiple people familiar with the matter. Peter Strzok, as deputy head of counter-intelligence at the FBI, was a key player in the investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server to do government work as Secretary of State, as well as the probe into...
  • Peter Strzok & Lisa Page: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    12/03/2017 11:17:26 AM PST · by EliRoom8 · 28 replies
    Heavy ^ | December 4, 2017 | staff
    Just one day after Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the F.B.I. in the Russia investigation, reports have surfaced accusing a veteran investigator in the special probe of sending disparaging text messages regarding President Donald Trump. The investigator was removed from the probe a few months ago because of the potential of a political bias. The New York Times and The Washington Post both reported December 2 that Peter Strzok, a senior counterintelligence investigator at the F.B.I., was removed from the probe because several disparaging text messages indicated he wasn’t a fan of Trump and was possibly a Hillary...
  • Ex-Mueller team member's role in Clinton email probe under review

    12/02/2017 10:35:38 PM PST · by EliRoom8 · 30 replies
    FoxNews ^ | James Rosen
    EXCLUSIVE – Two senior Justice Department officials have confirmed to Fox News that the department's Office of Inspector General is reviewing the role played in the Hillary Clinton email investigation by Peter Strzok, a former deputy director for counterintelligence at the FBI who was removed from the staff of Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III earlier this year, after Mueller learned that Strzok had exchanged anti-Trump texts with a colleague. A source close to the matter said the OIG probe, which will examine Strzok's roles in a number of other politically sensitive cases, should be completed by "very early next...
  • APNewsBreak: New York eyes 'textalyzer' to bust drivers

    07/26/2017 10:28:39 AM PDT · by dirtboy · 21 replies
    AP via MSN.com ^ | 7/26/2017 | David Klepper
    ALBANY, N.Y. — New York state is set to study the use of a device known as the "textalyzer" that would allow police to determine whether a motorist involved in a serious crash was texting while driving. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that he would direct the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee to examine the technology, as well as the privacy and constitutional questions it could raise. "Despite laws to ban cellphone use while driving, some motorists still continue to insist on texting behind the wheel — placing themselves and others at substantial risk," Cuomo said in a statement provided...