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Michigan bill on police body cams would exempt some footage from FOIA
Michigan lawmakers are debating a House bill, a first of its kind, which would establish rules and procedures on how the police department handles recordings from officer-mounted body cameras, including guidelines for when footage can be made public.

15.04.2015 02:01

Lawyer finds surveillance software baked into hard drive supplied by police
An Arkansas lawyer currently involved in a police whistleblower case was in for a rude surprise when he received an external hard drive via Federal Express from a law enforcement attorney: It was stuffed with three different kinds of surveillance malware.

15.04.2015 01:48

‘Historic step towards nuclear-free Japan’: Maverick judge forbids restart of 2 nuclear reactors
A local judge has placed an injunction on the re-opening of two nuclear reactors at Japan’s Takahama plant, even though it had passed the country’s new post-Fukushima safety checks.

14.04.2015 18:43

​Whistleblowers at Veteran Affairs victims of ‘retaliation’
VA managers are punishing whistleblowers in the ranks via demotions and manipulation of medical records, among other means, according to testimony delivered by the staff during a House Veterans Affairs subcommittee hearing.

14.04.2015 12:17

Blackwater guards jail sentence ‘is symbolic punishment, smokescreen’
The jail sentence for four former Blackwater security guards responsible for the deaths of fourteen civilians in Iraq looks like a symbolic punishment, Iraq war veteran Emily Yates told RT. She doesn’t see this trend for further punishment will continue.

14.04.2015 09:07

NYC mayor to shrink Rikers prison population by 25%
More than 400 people have spent two years in Rikers without ever being convicted – a problem New York’s mayor plans to address by shrinking the population by 25 percent over the next 10 years, The New York Times reported.

14.04.2015 03:11

Sprint to pay $15mn for overcharging feds as it wiretapped its customers
Telecommunications giant Sprint has agreed to pay $15.5 million to settle a lawsuit in which the the Obama administration alleged that the company overbilled the government while conducting “court-ordered intercepts” of its customers.

13.04.2015 17:33

​Ex-Blackwater guards get life, 30-year sentences for Baghdad massacre
Four men who worked for the private military contracting firm formerly known as Blackwater were sentenced in federal court on Monday, more than seven years after they massacred Iraqi civilians in Nisour Square, Baghdad.

13.04.2015 13:32

‘Failure of justice:’ HRW slams Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood death sentences
Human Rights Watch (HRW) said an Egyptian Court’s decision to condemn 14 men to death and jail 37 others for their ties to the banned Muslim Brotherhood, is “politically motivated” and “blatantly unjust.”

12.04.2015 20:05

Wrongfully imprisoned men receive $1.6mn in compensation for decades behind bars
Two men have been awarded more than $1.6 million in compensation for their wrongful convictions of murder and death sentences in 1975, and decades spent in prison.

11.04.2015 08:04

​Women sentenced in hate crime conspiracy involving grim 2011 murder
Two white women from Mississippi have been sentenced to prison after admitting their involvement in a hate crime conspiracy in which they harassed African American residents and ultimately killed a Jackson, Miss. man in 2011.

10.04.2015 16:12

Burglars bricking it: Edinburgh police use Lego to fight crime
Sneaking through tiny cracks and crevices where no normal human being could possibly venture, the little plastic heroes are helping Edinburgh Police stop more villainous reprobates in their tracks.

10.04.2015 10:58