5 Important Stories We’re Paying Attention To

5 Important Stories We’re Paying Attention To By Simon Black, Sovereign Man Last week we started a new feature in Notes from the Field– a Friday roll-up of bizarre, often overlooked stories that my team and I think are worth following with great interest. Based on the positive feedback we received from last week’s article, we thought we’d continue the trend. So here are a few important stories that we’re paying close attention to: The City of Chicago Paid $113 million in police misconduct cases last year Call me crazy, but this…

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New Zealand Police Interviewed Mosque Shooter Before Granting Gun License

New Zealand Police Interviewed Mosque Shooter Before Granting Gun License By Tyler Durden (ZH) – New Zealand police revealed on Friday that they met with accused Christchurch mosque shooter Brenton Tarrant in October 2017 as part of a routine home inspection connected to his purchase of the guns used in the March 15 attacks that left 50 dead. Australian Brenton Tarrant, a self-avowed white supremacist, applied for the gun licence in September 2017 and a police “firearms vetting team” visited his home in the southern city of Dunedin the following month, a…

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Law Enforcement Uses Facial Recognition To Identify Shoplifters

Law Enforcement Uses Facial Recognition To Identify Shoplifters By MassPrivateI For those of you who still hold onto to the idea that America will never follow in China’s Big Brother footsteps, I give you this disturbing story. A recent CNET article revealed how the Washington County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) in Oregon uses Amazon’s Rekognition software to identify shoplifters. The speedy investigation was made possible by Amazon’s Rekognition, facial recognition software that let the Washington County Sheriff’s Office create its own searchable database of county jail mugshots. An unnamed WCSO Deputy allegedly…

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Don’t Shoot The Dogs: The Growing Epidemic Of Cops Shooting Family Dogs

Don’t Shoot The Dogs: The Growing Epidemic Of Cops Shooting Family Dogs By John W. Whitehead “In too much of policing today, officer safety has become the highest priority. It trumps the rights and safety of suspects. It trumps the rights and safety of bystanders. It’s so important, in fact, that an officer’s subjective fear of a minor wound from a dog bite is enough to justify using potentially lethal force, in this case at the expense of a 4-year-old girl. And this isn’t the first time. In January, an…

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San Diego Has Been Turned Into A Massive Chinese-Style Public Surveillance Network

San Diego Has Been Turned Into A Massive Chinese-Style Public Surveillance Network By MassPrivateI Can you imagine a city in the United States secretly creating a Chinese-style public surveillance network that can identify everyone? Can you imagine that same city secretly creating a Chinese-style public watchlisting network? Well imagine no more because it has already happened. When I wrote about “covert facial recognition streetlights coming to a city near you” last year, I never would have dreamt that my article would become a reality so quickly. A recent article in the…

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Canadian Police Are Tracking People’s “NEGATIVE BEHAVIOUR” In A “RISK” Database

Canadian Police Are Tracking People’s “NEGATIVE BEHAVIOUR” In A “RISK” Database By Press For Truth The 2002 film Minority Report was supposed to be science fiction and nothing more, but in 2019 it has become a reality as Canadian police can and have been arresting people BEFORE they commit a crime in what can only be described as an Orwellian nightmare! In this video Dan Dicks of Press For Truth breaks down Canada’s “Hub Model” a system designed to bring governmental forces together in the interest of risk assessment and…

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Scientists Want Orwellian A.I. Sentient Smart Assistants To Snitch On Owners And Discuss Contacting Police

Scientists Want Orwellian A.I. Sentient Smart Assistants To Snitch On Owners And Discuss Contacting Police By Aaron Kesel Smart assistants like Siri, Google Home, and Amazon Echo could soon be implemented with a “moral AI” to decide whether to report their owners for breaking the law. Scientists at the University of Bergen, Norway proposed the incredibly Orwellian idea of inserting morals into A.I. code at the ACM conference in Hawaii on Artificial Intelligence, Ethics and Society, Dailymail reported. Yes, you read that right, scientists want to make that little hunk of…

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How The Jussie Smollett Hoax Reveals The Scope Of The Surveillance State

How The Jussie Smollett Hoax Reveals The Scope Of The Surveillance State Op-Ed by Kevin Samson As the Jussie Smollett hoax has taken over the media, and the ramifications of such deception are yet to be felt in full, one aspect of the exposure has been largely ignored. As Activist Post has previously covered, there is a new type of court case that has been slowly but steadily emerging within the American legal system: alleged crimes being detected from data supplied by the interconnected network of government surveillance combined with…

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Watch 12-Year-Old Girl Own Cop for Threatening to Arrest Her for Her Journalism

Watch 12-Year-Old Girl Own Cop for Threatening to Arrest Her for Her Journalism By Matt Agorist Patagonia, AZ — If you have been to the Free Thought Project before, chances are you’ve seen one of the countless videos we’ve covered showing police officers threaten to arrest people for practicing their First Amendment right to film in public. However, the following video is unlike any we have ever seen, as the person flexing their rights is a 12-year-old girl, who runs her own news company out of Arizona. Hilde Kate Lysiak…

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Supremes Deliver Smackdown on Civil Asset Forfeiture

Supremes Deliver Smackdown on Civil Asset Forfeiture By Jon Miltimore The Supreme Court on Wednesday unanimously ruled that state and local governments are subject to constitutional prohibitions on “excessive fines” on citizens. This decision will provide Americans robust constitutional protection against exorbitant fines imposed by local governments. “For good reason, the protection against excessive fines has been a constant shield throughout Anglo-American history: Exorbitant tolls undermine other constitutional liberties,” Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote. “Excessive fines can be used, for example, to retaliate against or chill the speech of political…

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