Billionaire Uses $25 Million Yacht to Bring Supplies to Fire Victims But Police Don’t Let Him Ashore

Billionaire Uses $25 Million Yacht to Bring Supplies to Fire Victims But Police Don’t Let Him Ashore By Matt Agorist Malibu, CA — Howard Leight, co-owner of the Malibu Rocky Oaks winery, is a billionaire tech industry mogul who lost most of his vineyard over the last week as wildfires raged through California. His misfortune did not deter him from helping the victims of the fire, however. Last week, after Leight tried unsuccessfully to save his property from raging fire, he felt it was time to give back. So, he contacted…

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Data Released from 200 Law Enforcement Agencies’ Automated License Plate Reader Programs

Data Released from 200 Law Enforcement Agencies’ Automated License Plate Reader Programs EFF and MuckRock have filed hundreds of public records requests with law enforcement agencies around the country to reveal how data collected from automated license plate readers (ALPR) is used to track the travel patterns of drivers. We focused exclusively on departments that contract with surveillance vendor Vigilant Solutions to share data between their ALPR systems. Today we are releasing records obtained from 200 agencies, accounting for more than 2.5-billion license plate scans in 2016 and 2017. This…

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Parents Given Nearly $5 Million After Officers Ignored Teen Daughter as She Died in Jail

Parents Given Nearly $5 Million After Officers Ignored Teen Daughter as She Died in Jail By Matt Agorist Lebanon, PA — Victoria ‘Tori’ Herr, 18, died in Lebanon County Correctional Facility after police refused to provide her with medical care for several days. Herr was addicted to heroin and began to go into withdrawal when she was thrown in a jail cell. While nothing will ever compensate for the loss of their daughter, the family was just awarded nearly $5 million after officers were found to have ignored her medical…

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DHS Wants To Let Police And Emergency Vehicles Talk To Your Car

DHS Wants To Let Police And Emergency Vehicles Talk To Your Car By MassPrivateI It seems like not a week goes by that I am not warning everyone about another government surveillance program. Sadly, this story is no different and this one might send shivers down your spine. (Happy Halloween.) Government spying on the public is out of control, and perhaps nothing says that more than the latest revelation about DHS’s plan to allow first responders to send digital alerts to every vehicle. All in the name of public safety…

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Brothers Face $450,000 in Fines for Cutting Trees on Their Own Property Without Asking Gov’t First

Brothers Face $450,000 in Fines for Cutting Trees on Their Own Property Without Asking Gov’t First By Matt Agorist Canton Township, MI — In the land of the free, you must ask permission from government before you modify your own property. If you do not first ask for permission and pay them, you can face heavy fines and, or imprisonment. Two brothers in Michigan are learning this the hard way after they cut down trees on their own property. Now the state is telling them to pay up—a half million…

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Security Robots Invade NYC, and An Education Droid Speaks At UK Parliament

Security Robots Invade NYC, and An Education Droid Speaks At UK Parliament By Aaron Kesel Security robots have invaded NYC and are now patrolling the streets, while diplomatic robots are roaming around UK parliament floors. Robots are becoming more prevalent and relevant in society and, like it or not, the androids are here to stay. This  technology will only exponentially increase as time passes, as Boston Dynamics has showcased over the years. Now thanks to that little idea of creating robotic cretins there are security cyborgs patrolling in the tri-state…

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Police Use Electronic Ticketing to Fine More People and Increase Profits

Police Use Electronic Ticketing to Fine More People and Increase Profits By MassPrivateI The opening seconds of the Saltus Technologies video says it all. Electronic tickets are about one thing, increasing productivity (profits). “The digiTICKET electronic ticketing solution is an innovative force multiplier for Public Safety – enabling officers to quickly create and submit tickets electronically. “ Enabling police officers to write more tickets increases profits.  According to Saltus, their entire business model appears to be focused on profits. Saltus Technologies is dedicated solely to developing and marketing digiTICKET –…

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Police Facial Recognition Body Cams Can Be Edited By Law Enforcement

Police Facial Recognition Body Cams Can Be Edited By Law Enforcement By MassPrivateI Soon nowhere will be safe from Big Brother’s prying eyes. Imagine walking down Main St., and seeing officer friendly approaching you. As the officer approaches you, he or she has already scanned your face against a 15 million person database and knows if you have any outstanding tickets, warrants, etc. That is the future of American policing.  Police across America will soon be using Vigilant Solutions (VS), “VideoBadge” body cams to identify everyone they come in…

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Cops Breaking Facebook Rules, Creating Fake Accounts to Watch You—Here’s How to Spot Them

Cops Breaking Facebook Rules, Creating Fake Accounts to Watch You—Here’s How to Spot Them By Matt Agorist A scathing new report shows that Facebook is teeming with fake accounts—created by police officers to track their adversaries. According to Facebook’s official terms of use, they are against the rules, but cops seemingly couldn’t care less and keep making them anyway. A recent case out of Memphis exposed the trend of fake law enforcement accounts when protesters reacted to the police killing of 19-year-old Darrius Stewart. A lawsuit filed by the ACLU…

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Paradigm Shift: After Arresting Thousands for It, Police Dept. Claims Officers Can Now Use Cannabis

Paradigm Shift: After Arresting Thousands for It, Police Dept. Claims Officers Can Now Use Cannabis By Rachel Blevins The same substance that was once demonized as a “dangerous drug” is now being accepted in a police department where officials have decided to treat cannabis like alcohol, and they are now allowing their officers to use the plant—as long as they are off-duty. As the city of Vancouver, Canada prepares to legalize cannabis for recreational use in the coming weeks, the Vancouver Police Board has announced that its officers will be…

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