The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) will argue in court today that the warrant used by the FBI in the now infamous “Playpen” child pornography case was unconstitutional. EFF — an organization dedicated to preserving digital liberty — is concerned about the precedent this case will set if the warrant is allowed to stand.
Among colleges and universities, the University of California, Berkeley has — since the 1960s — held the title as the most radically liberal. Hailed as “the birthplace of Free Speech,” the university and the town from which it draws its name have long been a seedbed of communist ideology. With that communist ideology having now come of age, Berkeley is becoming the deathbed of Free Speech.
The man who shot U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in 2010 with an ATF-supplied gun, Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes, was arrested on Wednesday on a ranch on the border of the Mexican states of Sinaloa and Chihuahua.
The U.S. Justice Department is facing growing criticism over an ongoing, Obama-era prosecution — or persecution, as some critics have put it — of a political activist accused of shutting down a hospital's website. His goal was to bring attention to what he and others across America viewed as a grave injustice. The alleged crime has been described by critics of the prosecution as “civil disobedience” tantamount to “digital vandalism” — all for what the critics viewed as a very worthy cause: saving a girl from potentially life-threatening abuse inflicted with the cooperation of local government. But if prosecutors get their way, the man could face more than a decade behind bars. Family members and supporters are hoping Attorney General Jeff Sessions might intervene.
A former Kentucky attorney pleaded guilty on Monday to filing more than 1,700 fake disability applications under Social Security’s Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. The complex scheme netted Eric Conn millions in kickbacks while costing SSI an estimated $550 million in phony benefits paid out to unsuspecting beneficiaries.
Geek Squad employees — who are also paid by the FBI — have been using a computer forensic tool developed in cooperation with the FBI to search customers' computers for child pornography.
Of course the judge denied Sessions' request. Nothing is allowed to stand in the way of federalizing the Baltimore Police Department.
It's nice to have in place an attorney general who supports local police instead of the previous one, who worked to assimilate local police into the federal apparatus.