Delaware Bill Expands Marijuana Decriminalization Despite Federal Prohibition

Delaware Bill Expands Marijuana Decriminalization Despite Federal Prohibition By Michael Maharrey DOVER, Del. (Aug 8, 2019) – Last week, Delaware Governor John Carney signed a bill to decriminalize marijuana possession by minors in the state despite federal prohibition. Sen. Trey Paradee (D-Dover), sponsored Senate Bill 45 (SB45) along with 16 fellow Democrats. Delaware decriminalized the possession or consumption of a “personal-use quantity” of marijuana for adults 21 or over in 2015, making it a civil violation subject to a fine. But under that law, possession of a personal-use quantity of…

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How Qualified Immunity Became Absolute Immunity for Police Officers

How Qualified Immunity Became Absolute Immunity for Police Officers By Chris Calton When Israel Leija, Jr. was picking up food at a drive-through in 2010, police officers approached his car to arrest him. Leija was guilty of violating his probation, and when the officers informed him that he was under arrest, he sped away. For the next twenty minutes, Leija led the police on a high-speed chase. During the chase, the police used standard tactics to stop Leija. Anticipating his possible routes, they deployed tire spikes in three different areas.…

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A.I. “RoboCops” Continue Rolling Out Across U.S. Collecting Biometrics and Creating Blacklists

A.I. “RoboCops” Continue Rolling Out Across U.S. Collecting Biometrics and Creating Blacklists By Nicholas West The move toward using robots in law enforcement, private security, and even to scare away the homeless, has been a decade-long trend that is now becoming much more prevalent in everyday life. “RoboCops” have now been launched coast to coast in 16 states. Last year, it was security robots deployed in New York City.  As Aaron Kesel reported: The robots are able to scan anyone walking on the sidewalks, record license plates, use infrared vision,…

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Top University Artificial Intelligence Experts Warn of “Technical Flaws” In Pre-Crime Police Systems

Top University Artificial Intelligence Experts Warn of “Technical Flaws” In Pre-Crime Police Systems By Nicholas West It is unfortunate that citizens and experts alike are finally waking up to the threat of artificial intelligence being used by law enforcement when the genie is already out of the bottle.  It is especially troubling to see the high-level institutions that have been behind the creation of these systems beginning to warn of potential miscalculations due to rolling out artificial intelligence before it is properly understood. But, as they say, better late than…

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The Myth of Authority: Mnuchin Denies USD Is Used Criminally

The Myth of Authority: Mnuchin Denies USD Is Used Criminally By Graham Smith U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has once again weighed in on Bitcoin, claiming the U.S. dollar has not been used to finance “nefarious” activity on a recent episode of CNBC’s Squawk Box. Democratic House Representative Maxine Waters also dropped a tasty nugget of a soundbite as well, sharing her thoughts on “bitcom” and the need for regulation. Such blatant demonstrations of economic incompetence being so frequent recently, bitcoiners worldwide are left wondering about the nature of centralized…

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Amazon Ring Worked With Police in Sting Operations; Posting Facebook Ads Of Petty Crime Suspects

Amazon Ring Worked With Police in Sting Operations; Posting Facebook Ads Of Petty Crime Suspects By Aaron Kesel Amazon Ring is working with police departments all across the U.S. to stage sting operations on would-be package thieves according to several media reports. Meanwhile, if that’s not enough of a nightmare, Amazon’s Ring is also posting ads on Facebook of suspected petty criminals and calling them “Community Alerts.” Activist Post has previously warned you that it’s not enough that Amazon is on record working with the FBI with its Facial Rekogntion biometric software…

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Facebook to Hand Over Users’ Info to French Govt For “Hate Speech” Prosecutions

Facebook to Hand Over Users’ Info to French Govt For “Hate Speech” Prosecutions By Chris Menahan Facebook is going to work in concert with the government of France to rat out its own users so they can be prosecuted for “hate speech.” The move comes just three months after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pledged a “privacy-focused” overhaul of the social network. From Reuters, “In a world first, Facebook to give data on hate speech suspects to French courts”: In a world first, Facebook has agreed to hand over the identification…

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Law Enforcement’s National Threat Assessment Program Predicts If You Pose A Future Threat

Law Enforcement’s National Threat Assessment Program Predicts If You Pose A Future Threat By MassPrivateI It has been nearly two years, since I reported on the dangers of creating a law enforcement run Mental Health Assessment (MHA) program. In Texas, police officers use MHA’s to “screen” every person they have arrested for mental illness. But the TAPS Act, first introduced in January, would take law enforcement screenings to a whole new level. It would create a national threat assessment of children and adults. In the course of six months the Threat Assessment, Prevention…

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Does the State Care More About Tax Evasion than Murder?

Does the State Care More About Tax Evasion than Murder? By Lee Friday Rape and murder are violent acts. Ordinary citizens consider these to be far more serious offenses than acts of theft. Accordingly, as we allocate limited resources to solving all offenses, our expectation is that rape and murder will be given top priority. However, the actions of politicians and bureaucrats appear to reflect a view that theft, or more precisely, theft from government, is considered a more heinous crime than the rape or murder of ordinary citizens. We…

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Stasi State: Amazon “Ring” Doorbell Surveillance Wants To Create A Crime News Network

Stasi State: Amazon “Ring” Doorbell Surveillance Wants To Create A Crime News Network By Aaron Kesel Amazon is currently looking to hire someone with the title “Managing Editor, News” for its Ring doorbell surveillance hardware and software which wants to create a Stasi police state run by citizens themselves. Activist Post has previously warned you that it’s not enough that Amazon is on record working with the FBI with its Facial Rekogntion biometric software … no, Amazon is also spying on customers of its recently purchased home surveillance cameras called…

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