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Law

​‘Being poor is not a crime’: Civil group files lawsuit to help man imprisoned for failing to pay fines
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a federal lawsuit against officials in DeKalb County, Georgia after a judge imprisoned a black teenager who was too poor to pay $838 in fines. It all started with a traffic ticket near his home.

29.01.2015 17:02

For Syriza, the only way is Essex! British university a hotbed of Greek radicalism
World statesmen have been educated in Britain’s finest institutions – Oxford, Cambridge and the University of London. Now the University of Essex may be the intellectual cradle of Europe’s politicos – Greek anti-austerity ones, at least.

29.01.2015 16:51

Animals in France finally recognized as ‘living, sentient beings’
It has taken the French parliament more than 200 years to officially recognize animals as "living, sentient beings" rather than "furniture," finally upgrading their embarrassing status that dates back to Napoleonic times.

29.01.2015 12:36

‘Total rethink of countering terrorist financing needed in case of ISIS’
ISIS seems to know how counter-terrorism laws work as it uses a special regime of funding to avoid being reported, Christine Duhaime, a lawyer specializing in countering terrorism finance told RT.

29.01.2015 12:37

Anti-terror bill could undermine academic freedom - ex-MI5 chief
A former British intelligence chief has warned that the government’s Counter Terrorism and Security Bill could restrict freedom of speech in universities.

29.01.2015 09:40

Expanded surveillance protections for journalists proposed in Montana
A Montana lawmaker is proposing a new bill that would expand surveillance protections for journalists by prohibiting government entities from requesting data on reporters through internet providers.

28.01.2015 22:31

DEA admits plan to monitor license plates at gun shows, says it was ‘never authorized’
The US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) considered tracking license plates at gun shows to develop a database of attendees, according to a newly released email. The Justice Department has a similar nationwide database compiled from surveillance technology.

28.01.2015 19:44

New Hampshire bill proposes ban on police receiving military-grade weapons
In response to increasing police militarization in the US, legislation proposed in the New Hampshire state House would implement a ban on state and local officials obtaining or using certain military weaponry acquired from the Pentagon or other sources.

28.01.2015 18:26

Hundreds of UK child sex offenders spared jail, let off with cautions
Hundreds of sex offenders are being given lenient punishments by British judges despite committing “abhorrent” crimes against children.

28.01.2015 16:47

​Give modern slavery victims petty crime immunity, build case against traffickers – UK govt
Offering victims of modern slavery immunity from state prosecutors so they can give evidence about exploitation will aid the fight against powerful criminal syndicates, according to a leading chief constable.

28.01.2015 12:56

​Extreme porn the cause of rape and violence, claims top judge
“Extreme pornography” is causing rapists and murderers to commit crimes, the most senior judge in England and Wales has said. He claimed more crimes are likely to occur due to explicit material being readily available online.

28.01.2015 15:34

European anti-terror plan wants 42 pieces of data from air travelers
Passengers flying to and from Europe will now be forced to submit a long list of personal details, which can be stored for up to five years. The counter-terrorism plan would record data such as meal preferences and how many flights someone has missed.

28.01.2015 08:36