The U.S. Marshal's Service of the Justice Department has engaged in widespread airborne surveillance of Americans' telephone calls and data, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
The latest leak sets the stage for the announcement in November of the grand jury deciding not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Mike Brown — a ruling which could trigger more unrest in Ferguson, Missouri.
Recent reports in the New York Times and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch lend credence to police officer Darren Wilson's version of events in the fatal August 9 shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
Representative Michael Honda (D-Calif.) introduced a bill in the House on July 31 that would prohibit the purchase, ownership, or possession of enhanced body armor by civilians. The bill offers exceptions for those whose purchase or possession of the body armor is authorized by the federal government or a state government or political subdivision of a state. Purchases of body armor made before the law takes effect are grandfathered and would not be held to be in violation.