Baltimore police are fighting the release of a secret audit that found a number of officers misrepresented their educational credentials in order to wrongly receive pay raises and bonuses, court documents show.
The audit, performed in April 2014, was conducted after an anonymous tipster told Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts that a high-ranking commander had used a bogus degree from a diploma mill to earn a bonus.
The commander, Lt. Col. Clifton McWhite, resigned and was later criminally charged with theft.
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Presidents should get the power to declare economic emergencies along the lines to declare war, said former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Monday.
While the Fed retains the authority it needs to respond to another financial crisis, financial crises “tend to have a certain chaotic element to them,” that no one can predict, Bernanke said during a panel discussion sponsored by The Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy.
WASHINGTON • Attorney General Eric Holder is expected to announce Wednesday that a Department of Justice investigation found patterns of racial bias in Ferguson’s police and municipal court that violate the Constitution and federal law.
The investigation began in the wake of the fatal shooting Aug. 9 of Michael Brown, 18, by then-Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson.
A few days ago, a report revealed that spy agencies including the NSA and GCHQ, managed to bypass the security of SIM card manufacturer Gemalto and gain access to valuable encryption keys that protect cellphone signals. Even though Gemalto denied the reports, but The Verge points out that the hack might be more serious than initially believed, as it could give agencies the ability of infecting any phone using these specific SIM cards with additional spyware programs.
As per its usual method of releasing news it would rather not talk about, on Friday evening the White House released the news that it had, once again, gotten a rubberstamp approval from the FISA Court for the NSA to collect in bulk basically all your phone records.