If the past 10 years have taught us anything, it’s that, one way or another, the TSA is going to get at your crotch. The latest data point comes from Denver, courtesy of CBS4:
A CBS4 investigation has learned that two Transportation Security Administration screeners at Denver International Airport have been fired after they were discovered manipulating passenger screening systems to allow a male TSA employee to fondle the genital areas of attractive male passengers.
Free Speech: How is Hillary Clinton appealing to an ever-more-radical Democratic base? By talking up changing the First Amendment. What better way, after all, to end the political power of anti-Big Government forces?
'We need to fix our dysfunctional political system and get unaccountable money out of it once and for all, even if that takes a constitutional amendment," Clinton said Tuesday at an Iowa community college.
Look up "unaccountable money" in the encyclopedia — it says "see Clinton Foundation."
Indiana has finally succeeded in imprisoning a woman for suffering a miscarriage. On Monday, March 30, 2015, Purvi Patel was sentenced to 41 years in prison after being convicted of neglect of a dependent and feticide.
Even before it became clear that Feidin Santana was witnessing what local authorities now describe as a murder, it took guts for him to record the police encounter that ended in Walter Scott's death. Santana, who was walking to work at a barbershop in North Charleston, South Carolina, the day before Easter, risked illegal retaliation by camera-shy cops the moment he stopped talking on his smartphone and started using it to capture Scott's interaction with patrolman Michael Slager.
Whenever Chicago Police commander Jon Burge needed a confession, he would walk into the interrogation room and set down a little black box, his alleged victims would later tell prosecutors. The box had two wires and a crank. Burge, they alleged, would attach one wire to the suspect’s handcuffed ankles and the other to his manacled hands. Then, they said, Burge would place a plastic bag over the suspect’s head. Finally, he would crank his little black box and listen to the screams of pain as electricity coursed through the suspect’s body.
Hide your wieners. And your burgers, and your chicken quarters and your T-bones. It appears the EPA has funded a $15,000 grant geared at among other things “limiting the overall air pollution ... and alleviating some of the acute health problems” associated with backyard barbecue grills.
Students at the University of California Riverside received the grant as part of the federal agency’s People, Prosperity and Planet (P3) Program. Isn’t that just peachy?
The following is a joint press release from Louisiana State Police and the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office:
On March 2015, the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office received information alleging a June 2014 narcotics arrest of Bryan Knight by Lafayette Metro Narcotics Task Force was the result of a scheme purposely planned and staged. Investigators launched an inquiry and developed information to support the complaint thus warranting further investigation.
Documents obtained from a government watchdog on the “Fast and Furious” debacle reveal the feds have gone to such lengths to maintain privacy on the gun-running program that even Attorney General Eric Holder’s wife has been granted executive privilege status.
udicial Watch found that email correspondence between Mr. Holder and his wife, Sharon, and between Mr. Holder and his mother, are being withheld “under an extraordinary claim of executive privilege as well as a dubious claim of deliberative process privilege under the Freedom of Information Act,” Newsmax reported.
As the nation grapples with the latest incident of a police officer fatally shooting an unarmed black man – this time in South Carolina – many have asked a simple question: How often does this happen?
The answer is: No one knows for sure, exactly. Even the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Report, considered the gold standard of crime data since the 1930s, is in many ways out of date and flawed. The nation’s 18,000 law enforcement agencies are not required to compile data on officer-involved shootings.
Carl Popp lives in Oakwood, Ohio, a small Dayton suburb and a place where the police seemingly have free reign to intimidate, assault and threaten citizens. Mr. Popp has somewhat of a history with Oakwood employees. His children, who suffer from learning disabilities have been bullied in the schools for years and his complaints have fallen on deaf ears. Instead of listening to complaints and attempting to resolve the problems, Mr. Popp claims that the city has started a campaign of harassment and intimidation against his family.
For months, federal law enforcement agencies and industry have been deadlocked on a highly contentious issue: Should tech companies be obliged to guarantee government access to encrypted data on smartphones and other digital devices, and is that even possible without compromising the security of law-abiding customers?
Eight-grader Domanik Green was arrested on felony charges in Holiday, Fla. Wednesday after breaking into his teacher’s computer to change the background picture to two men kissing.
Green, 14, who was released the day of his arrest, said that he broke into the computer of teacher he didn’t like after realizing that faculty members’ passwords were simply their last names, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Green, who previously faced a three-day suspension for a similar prank, said that many students got in trouble for breaking into teachers’ computers.
Washington, D.C. – Last week, Reps. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) and Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), introduced bipartisan legislation, H.R. 1466, to completely repeal the PATRIOT act. The bill would reform the National Security Agency (NSA), and dramatically revamp America’s overall espionage apparatus and posture.
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – The office of U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag announced Thursday that Sprint Communications, Inc., has agreed to pay $15.5 million to settle allegations that it overcharged law enforcement agencies for carrying out court-ordered wiretaps and other surveillance activities.
Lawyers from Haag’s office sued Sprint in March, alleging that from 2007 to 2010 the telecommunications giant overcharged law enforcement agencies to the tune of $21 million. They were seeking triple-damage compensation and additional civil penalties under the U.S. False Claims Act.
DES MOINES, Iowa — The Des Moines County District Attorney’s Office has decided not to file charges against a police officer who shot and killed an innocent, unarmed woman at her home.
Autumn Steele, 34, of Burlington, Iowa, was shot and killed by Officer Jesse Hill the morning after a domestic dispute with her husband. The officer came to the house to “supervise” the situation as she and her husband, Gabriel Steele, prepared to part ways. Neither husband or wife were armed.
The Hunt County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a video that appears to show a deputy punching a woman who was 38 weeks pregnant.
Deanna Robinson, of Quinlan, said deputies and state workers from Child Protective Services showed up at her parents’ home to remove her 18-month-old son because of allegations of abuse or neglect.