All nodes in Dictatorship

 
 

Five years ago, the Philadelphia police thought that carrying Arabic-language flashcards was enough to warrant the arrest of an innocent traveler. A settlement reached today in a lawsuit I brought against the police department makes it clear that it is not.

Travelling by plane can be a long and grueling process under the best of circumstances. This makes it a good time for monotonous tasks, like trying to iron out some vocab for a language you're learning at college.

 
 

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden won't use an Apple iPhone because he says it has "special software" that can be activated remotely, allowing the government to spy on its user.

"Edward never uses an iPhone; he's got a simple phone," Anatoly Kucherena, Snowden's attorney, said in an interview with RIA Novosti, a Russian media company, reports Tech Times.

 
 

Pelham Manor Officer Ken Campion finished his day shift on Monday and was found by Yonkers officers as he was sitting on a baseball field with a handgun in his lap, five and a half hours later. “He did not adhere to several commands…(and) made a movement that led them to believe they were in great danger,” Police Commissioner Charles Gardner said at a press conference on Friday.

 
 

HOUSTON -- A Harris County grand jury handed down felony indictments against three former Houston Police Department officers embroiled in a ticket-rigging scandal the I-Team first reported. Gregory Rosa, John Garcia, and Robert Manzanales all face a charge of tampering with government documents, a state jail felony punishable by up to two years in jail on conviction. An I-Team investigation revealed they listed each other as witnesses on speeding tickets at one location, but the same time, were writing tickets somewhere else miles away. The alleged motive?

 
 

A 67-year-old woman who lives in Castle Hill Houses in the Bronx will file a federal lawsuit on Friday, slamming the NYPD for busting her for calling 311 too much. Arles Cepeda called the city hotline 44 times during a stretch of 15 months — and she phoned 911 twice.

Cepeda says she’s no crackpot. She’s just an active resident tired of having to walk by suspected drug dealers in her Seward Ave. building at all hours.

“I kept calling, but no one ever did anything,” Cepeda told the Daily News.

 
 

Technically Incorrect: Conceived to combat cyberbullying, a new law in Illinois may result in schools demanding social media passwords, even if the posting was not done at school or on school computers.

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.

Illinois can't seem to decide whether it's the home of midwestern gentlefolk or of the most draconian humans this side of Moscow.

One of the state's newest laws, for example, may have goodness at its heart. However, it may have something else in various of its extremities.

 
 

Two former Miramar police officers who framed a mentally challenged 15-year-old boy for the rape and murder of a woman must pay him $7 million for the nearly 26 years he spent in prison, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.

Anthony Caravella, now 46, of Pembroke Pines, was freed from prison in September 2009 after DNA testing exonerated him of the rape and murder of Ada Cox Jankowski, 58. His conviction was re-examined after a series of Sun Sentinel stories on the 1983 case.

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