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NYPD unions appeal stop-and-frisk ban
New York City police unions are arguing that they should have the right to continue the appeal of a federal judge’s 2013 ruling that deemed unconstitutional the New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk policy.

15.10.2014 17:52

Lobbying laws: Charities ordered to monitor employee’s social media
Charities must record when their employees use social media to campaign or comment on political issues, the Electoral Commission has said, adding that it would monitor social media activity to confirm posts comply with lobbying laws.

15.10.2014 08:26

US Supreme Court blocks harsh Texas abortion law
In a surprise intervention, the US Supreme Court has blocked a Texas abortion law that would have left just eight family planning clinics open in the state, rejecting a previous ruling that shut down most facilities overnight.

15.10.2014 02:13

New York City paid $428mn in NYPD civil rights settlements
Released documents show that New York City shelled out hundreds of millions of dollars to settle civil rights lawsuits involving the New York Police Department(NYPD).

15.10.2014 00:07

Former NC mayor sentenced to 44 months in bribery scandal
Former Charlotte, North Carolina Mayor Patrick Cannon was sentenced to 44 months in federal prison on Tuesday for accepting bribes while he was in office. One such bribe involved a suitcase stuffed with cash.

14.10.2014 23:52

Revealed: Condoleezza Rice prevented NY Times from publishing CIA scoop
While serving as secretary of state under President George W. Bush, Condoleezza Rice called upon the New York Times and asked the paper to not report on a story, a former editor now says.

14.10.2014 16:02

Undercover policing culture denounced by UK watchdog
Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) warns stringent reform is required in the field of UK undercover policing. Citing senior officers' lack of expertise as unacceptable, the watchdog’s report calls for a radical overhaul of the sector.

14.10.2014 12:24

FBI informant accused of organizing attack on Murdoch’s British newspaper
The FBI is in hot water once against upon release of a new report that raises questions about how federal authorities handled an investigation into the hacktivist group Anonymous.

14.10.2014 14:33

Ex-PM Tony Blair possible terror target, UK jury told
Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair and his wife Cherie Booth may have been the target of a terror attack, the jury of a trial has heard. The proceedings are being held largely behind closed doors.

14.10.2014 10:21

Clandestine Navy directorate's officers go on trial over secret weapons program
Trials are set to begin this month for two men accused of conspiring to manufacture untraceable automatic-rifle silencers for a clandestine Navy office. The directorate is suspected of running a secret weapons program.

13.10.2014 19:55

Monsanto announces major losses after settling environmental suit
Biotech giant Monsanto announced major losses for their fourth quarter last week well below analysts’ expectations after spending millions settling an environmental suit.

13.10.2014 14:42

UK firm’s spyware used to snoop on Bahraini activists, police told
Rights group Privacy International has filed a criminal complaint in the UK on behalf of three Bahraini activists living in Britain who were allegedly spied on by Bahraini authorities using British surveillance technology.

13.10.2014 12:30

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