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Folterreport ǀ Holzpflock ins Ohr — der Freitag
Und ist Obama wirklich so viel zivilisierter und unbefleckter als Bush? Die Order des jetzigen Präsidenten zum gezielten Töten von islamistischen Kommandeuren in Pakistan, Afghanistan und im Jemen oder auch nur von "Verdächtigen" in diesen und anderen Ländern bezeugen die gleiche messianische Verstiegenheit, wie sie in der Ära Bush zum Verlust von rationaler Selbstkontrolle führte.
barackobama  presidency  torture  CIA  Drone  Warfare  War  on  Terror  surveillance  state  Orwellian  NSA  surveillance  policestate 
december 2014 by asterisk2a
Book Excerpt: Understanding the New Jim Crow |
The following is an excerpt from Michelle Alexander’s book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. - "Today it is perfectly legal to discriminate against criminals in nearly all the ways that it was once legal to discriminate against African-Americans. Once you’re labeled a felon, the old forms of discrimination— employment discrimination, housing discrimination, denial of the right to vote, denial of educational opportunity, denial of food stamps and other public benefits and exclusion from jury service — are suddenly legal. ...We have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it." - Michelle Alexander
book  USA  racial  profiling  racial  discrimination  post-racial  America  America  Law  &  Justice  Justice  System  Michael  Brown  Police  Brutality  policestate  military–industrial  complex  War  on  Drugs  Drug  Offences  Rehabilitation  Reintegration  subculture  Beschaffungskriminalität  related  crime  acquisitive  crime  Social  Services  safety  net  Jim  Crow  history  racial  segregation  presidency  barackobama 
december 2014 by asterisk2a
Chief constable warns against ‘drift towards police state’ | UK news | The Guardian
The battle against extremism could lead to a “drift towards a police state” in which officers are turned into “thought police”, one of Britain’s most senior chief constables has warned. [...] It is politicians, academics and others in civil society who have to define what counts as extremist ideas, he says. [...] He stressed he supported new counter-terrorism measures unveiled by the government last week, including bans on alleged extremist speakers from colleges. Fahy said government, academics and civil society needed to decide where the line fell between free speech and extremism. Otherwise, he warned, it would be decided by the security establishment, so-called “securocrats”, including the security services, government and senior police chiefs like Fahy. &! see Twitter & FB & GitHub now (have to comply with regional/country specific censorship et al - ie Germany got laws against the display and public use of Nazi symbols -
censorship  self-censorship  extremism  radicalism  islamic  radicalism  ISIS  ISIL  nanny  state  policestate  free  speech  free  press  Philosophy  sociology  Religion  Sharia  Law  Caliphate  War  on  Terror  terrorism  Law  society  civil  society  Platform  TOS  Orwellian  civic  society  hate  speech  LGBTQIASP  Muslim  Transphobic  transphobia  homophobic  Homophobia  hate  crime  Xenophobia 
december 2014 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Met pays £425,000 to mother of undercover policeman's child
There are 12 other legal claims relating to undercover officers still being fought. But Jules Carey of Bindmans lawyers, acting for Jacqui, said the legal battles so far suggested Scotland Yard wanted to maintain a "never say never" stance to sexual relations after the Met's lawyers argued there could be a hypothetical extreme situation where such a tactic was needed. Mr Carey said: "The Metropolitan Police are prepared to criticise the conduct of an individual officer, Bob Lambert. They are even prepared to be critical of the unit he was from - but they refuse to condemn the practice itself. "It is time for the commissioner of Metropolitan Police to publicly commit to seeing the end of this shameful and abusive practice".
abuse  misconduct  policestate  accountability  oversight  governance  morality  ethics  abuse  of  power 
october 2014 by asterisk2a
America Must End Its Paranoid War on Hackers | WIRED
"Our privileged attorney-client communications were routinely and illegally opened by the prison; when weev was interrogated by the FBI (while being denied an attorney) about one of his communications to me and complained about his privileged attorney-client mail being opened, one of the FBI agents told him that they “didn’t give a fuck about the attorney client privilege.” Unfortunately, this attitude is typical of many FBI agents; generally they believe they are above the law they are entrusted to enforce. [...] I’ve heard similar tales of nasty, brutish, and petty treatment when dealing with the U.S. penal system from other hackers I know who were thrown in jail for non-violent offenses. [...] Hackers are the new communists for the DOJ.
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october 2014 by asterisk2a
Stephen Coleman: The moral dangers of non-lethal weapons - YouTube
Pepper spray and tasers are in increasing use by both police and military, and more exotic non-lethal weapons such as heat rays are in the works. At TEDxCanberra, ethicist Stephen Coleman explores the unexpected consequences of their introduction and asks some challenging questions.

- perfect for abuse -
police  policestate  abuse  occupywallstreet  taser  pepper  spray 
february 2012 by asterisk2a
Editorial - Twitter Tapping -
In some cases, the government appears to be engaged in deception. The Boston Globe recently quoted a Massachusetts district attorney as saying that some police officers were going undercover on Facebook as part of their investigations.
government  facebook  surveillance  wiretapping  privacy  twitter  socialmedia  legal  undercover  policestate 
december 2009 by asterisk2a

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