The second-degree murder charge carries a possible sentence of 10 years to life in prison.
— Read on www.axios.com/oklahoma-police-taser-murder-conviction-9f216534-2a4b-4984-bc31-c927b1be7bcf.html
The state used post-9/11 laws to charge people guilty of an errant cough with ‘terroristic threats’
— Read on www.theguardian.com/world/2021/nov/05/new-jersey-covid-10-years-prison-terrorism-charges
It’s part of a raft of measures on voting laws to be considered at next year’s legislative session.
— Read on www.axios.com/florida-desantis-election-police-force-plan-9fb5345c-d415-48db-afac-993c76ad6d36.html
After shooting, beating, choking and kicking their way to 1,021 kills last year and 2019’s near-miss count of 999, U.S. police officers are racing to bring 2021’s death toll over the the line: Statista reports this week that police killed 716 civilians in the first nine months of 2021. They’ll need a busy Christmas season…
— Read on boingboing.net/2021/11/03/u-s-cops-race-to-hit-1000-kill-target-for-year.html
If neighbors surrounded your home with spy cameras and monitored all your comings and goings for 18 months, you might call it stalking or something worse. Yet that’s what the police did to Travis Tuggle without a warrant. His attorneys are seeking U.S. Supreme Court review. Joshua Windham and Daryl James with the Institute for Justice look at constitutional issues.
— Read on news.bloomberglaw.com/us-law-week/police-turn-on-hidden-cameras-turn-off-fourth-amendment
The encrypted messaging developer said Santa Clara County police wanted very specific personal information of certain users, including IP addresses along with dates and times for each login.
— Read on www.zdnet.com/article/signal-unveils-how-far-us-law-enforcement-will-go-to-get-information-about-people/
A liberal Minneapolis police officer has quit and left the country after she says she was relentlessly harassed by fellow officers for not supporting former president Donald Trump. Colleen Ryan was the only Minneapolis police officer disciplined in connection with the department’s response to George…
— Read on www.rawstory.com/donald-trump-2655447540/
One of the U.S. government’s security vendors has a “Black Book” catalog of secret surveillance tools. Here are some of the crazy tools inside.
— Read on www.esquire.com/lifestyle/g38107079/government-surveillance-tools/
The Drug Enforcement Administration, well-known for its internal corruption, corrupting influence on others, racism, and making the world less equitable and more violent, begrudgingly returned $30,000 it took from Kermit Warren, “an out-of-work shoeshine man from New Orleans, was carrying nearly $30,000 in cash through the airport in Columbus, Ohio,” reports NBC News
— Read on boingboing.net/2021/10/29/after-lengthy-legal-battle-the-dea-reluctantly-returns-innocent-mans-life-savings.html
BBC News has been given access to ShotSpotter, the controversial US technology company that detects gunshots.
— Read on www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-59072745
PHOENIX (AP) — Nearly five years after Joe Arpaio was voted out as sheriff of Arizona’s most populous county, taxpayers are covering one of the last major bills from the thousands of lawsuits the lawman’s headline-grabbing tactics inspired.
— Read on apnews.com/article/immigration-business-arizona-race-and-ethnicity-racial-injustice-fa5aab2f85ca6d7b22b2a028759eb44a
Revelations about these units came through human rights attorneys investigating the 2010 killing of Anastasio Hernández Rojas at the San Ysidro Port of Entry
— Read on www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/immigration/story/2021-10-28/border-patrol-shadow-police
An investigation found that Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer violated anti-bias policies when he accused Sedrick Altheimer of threatening to kill him.
— Read on www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/blm-demands-resignation-white-sheriff-charged-lying-black-news-carrier-rcna3950
An attorney says the family of a mentally ill man who died in a California police shooting received only partial justice after jurors convicted a sheriff’s deputy of assault with a gun but deadlocked on a charge of voluntary manslaughter
— Read on abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/family-deputys-conviction-killing-partial-justice-80806489
The judge presiding over Kyle Rittenhouse’s trial says those he shot might be termed rioters, looters or even arsonists, depending on the evidence.
— Read on www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/men-shot-rittenhouse-can-t-be-called-victims-during-trial-n1282466
For years, Black residents of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, have voiced complaints about abuses and a lack of accountability within its Sheriff’s Office. Unlike in neighboring New Orleans, no one has stepped in to help.
— Read on www.propublica.org/article/across-the-parish-line
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday granted requests by police officers in separate cases from California and Oklahoma for legal protection under a doctrine called “qualified immunity” from lawsuits accusing them of using excessive force.
— Read on www.reuters.com/legal/government/us-supreme-court-rules-police-over-excessive-force-claims-2021-10-18/