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Civil Asset Forfeiture Suffers a Defeat - The Future of Freedom Foundation
Judge: cities in New Mexico can no longer conduct forfeiture of assets from those not convinced of a crime in defiance of the state law ending forfeiture.
forfeiture  law  via:reddit 
13 hours ago by mcherm
Undercover St. Louis cop says colleagues beat him 'like Rodney King'; describes attack as 'free for all' | Law and order | stltoday.com
He was beaten severely for being in a crowd. Officers who beat him say it would have been just fine to do if it hadn't turned out that he was actually an undercover police officer.
police  policeabuse  policeimmunity  via:reddit 
yesterday by mcherm
One Way To Deal With Cops Who Lie? Blacklist Them, Some DAs Say - law
I say DAs should not maintain a blacklist of lying officers, they should prosecute perjury.
law  policeimmunity  mypostings  via:reddit 
4 days ago by mcherm
Opinions guided by tribalism
This post content a house series of grafs showing evidence that opinions, especially those of Republicans, change rapidly based on what is politically popular.
DonaldTrump  philosophy  politics  via:reddit 
6 days ago by mcherm
How to navigate the maze of JavaScript code – ITNEXT
A description of a tool, "CodeCrumbs" for dynamically exploring a JavaScript codebase.
webdevelopment  webdev  CodeCrumb  via:reddit  programming 
9 days ago by mcherm
The Ridiculous Double Standard of “Respect for the Oval Office”
This article about Obama bringing disrespect to the office of the President takes on a terrible kind of tone in the days of Trump.
politics  personal_net  via:reddit 
10 days ago by mcherm
GoDaddy is sneakily injecting JavaScript into your website and how to stop it | Igor Kromin
Never use GoDaddy for hosting! Unless you opt out they inject some JavaScript into your pages before serving them.
hosting  security  via:reddit 
10 days ago by mcherm
T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T Are Selling Customers' Real-Time Location Data, And It's Falling Into the Wrong Hands
The mobile phone carriers promised not to sell location data to shady companies after law enforcement was found to be abusing it. This reporter caught T-Mobile selling data to a company that sold it to a company that was shady.
privacy  security  t-mobile  via:reddit 
15 days ago by mcherm
Ocasio-Cortez’s 70% Top Tax Rate Is a Moderate Policy
High taxes on extremely high incomes is derided by the media as extremist. Based on history, economic research, and polling it isn't, and lowering their taxes (considered by the media as "moderate") is, in fact, extreme.
taxes  politics  journalism  media  via:reddit 
15 days ago by mcherm
Churchill: Fired for confronting racism, Maurice Rucker lands on his feet - Times Union
Home Depot fired him for confronting a racist customer. The newspaper wrote about it and he found a better job.
upliftingnews  via:reddit  racism  personal_net 
17 days ago by mcherm
Plaintiff in first no-fly trial wins another appeal on attorneys’ fees and government lawyers’ bad faith | Papers, Please!
It's been 14 years. The woman who was put on the no-fly list for reasons so secret they couldn't be revealed as it would undermine national security (when revealed it was because they someone filled out a form wrong) is STILL fighting in court and STILL banned.
TSA  nofly  law  evil  via:reddit 
18 days ago by mcherm
Court rules gov’t can keep money seized in drug bust, even after suspect acquitted - Delaware State News | Delaware State News
I don't completely understand this but it sounds like he was found not guilty yet the property seized was not returned because the government had no evidence other than his sworn testimony to prove how it had been acquired.
forfeiture  law  via:reddit 
18 days ago by mcherm
Bans on Shackling Pregnant Women Don't Work; New York Must Do Something Else
There is a specific law banning shackling during childbirth. It doesn't matter; law enforcement ignores it.
law  torture  via:reddit  prison 
20 days ago by mcherm

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