Appears the Guardian newspaper failed to vet computer skills of NSA Leaker Edward Snowden, asserting simply, without supporting evidence beyond their reporters self-acknowledged ill-equipped observation:
A master on computers, he seemed happiest when talking about the technical side of surveillance, at a level of detail comprehensible probably only to fellow communication specialists.
Weev’s tale weaves the same legal path as Aaron Swartz’s, even while his tactics– and fortitude– are bolder
While not as widely a sympathetic a personality to all, Andrew Aurenheimer’s plight ought to arouse concern and action among anyone who mourns the circumstances of Aaron Swartz’s unfortunate prosecution:
“The controversial hacker’s punishment highlights flaws in the justice system, ” Rolling Stone.
“Auernheimer conviction could open door to government overreach in hacking cases“, Fox Business News.
” [Auernheimer Case] drives home the vital point that an unjust law is unjust whether it targets a saint or an asshole…. Hackers, Occupy Wall Streeters, artists, tech bloggers, and even venture capitalists [feel he is] a fellow pioneer who is now being punished for his ingenuity by a government that wants to control the world’s flow of information, “Gawke (and another personal vignette).
A week before the the Center for Constitutional Right’s class action suit challenging the legality of the New York City Police Department’s stop-and-frisk policy is scheduled to begin (Floyd v. City of New York), Brooklyn resident Kaylan Pedine filed the latest suit today against the City for civil rights violations.
A disorderly conduct charge against Ms. Pedine upon her arrested on the evening of July 6, 2012 outside of the Mercury Bar on the east side of Manhattan traffic were dismissed by a judge for facial insufficiency. According to her attorney Mark. C Taylor Ms Pedine believes her arrest was the result of a private conversation over heard by passing NYPD Officer Craig Campion in which she stated to a friend her desire for the police force to stop it’s controversial stop and frisk policy.
Ms. Pedine believes that New York City’s stop and frisk policy “is horrendously unconstitutional to communities of color” and further believes that the her lawsuit will increase awareness and inspire “authentic conversations about solutions and [policy change].”
Her attorney Mark C. Taylor stated “The right to criticize the government is a cornerstone of our civil liberties, as is our protection against unreasonable searches. Under Police Commissioner Ray Kelly both of these rights have been ignored. The NYPD’s intolerance to criticism and disrespect to civil liberties is a natural consequence of the stop-and-frisk policy which has made a mockery of those rights.”1f80
Federick County Officers Jewell, Rochford, and Harris Still Serving Without Answering Questions about Regal Cinema guest’s Death
Frederick County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Cpl. Jennier Bailey asserted three officers involved in the post-arrest asphyxiation death of Regal Cinema “holdover” customer Robert Ethan Saylor have not been compelled to make statements in the case before resuming regular work duty due to their rights under Maryland’s so-called “Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights“.
Two questions USLaw.com suggests local journalists ask the Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins; Frederick County State’s Attorney Charlie Smith; and officer’s Lt. Scott Jewell, Sgt. Rich Rochford and Deputy First Class James Harris.
- Does Section § 3-104 of Maryland’s Title 3, Subtitle 1 apply to off-duty officer’s working mall security?
- Should BOR shield officer’s from making full disclosure of their observations of a witnessed homicide before resumption of regular duty?
Photo credit: Creative Commons by cinematreasures.org.
Bush may have promoted the Iraq War as a beach head of democracy in the Middle East and his Secretary of Defense may be disclaiming the current Administration’s role in recent events– telling a CNN interviewer Obama’s Nobel Prize was awarded on hope after he was “president for fifteen minutes”– but the images shown on that evening’s “60 Minutes” segment reporting on the revolution in Tunisia reflect the timeless truth that “to the victor go the thanks”. CBS’s cameras caught a “Mercia Facebook” message spray painted on the side of a building and a “Yes We Can #Sidibouzid” homage to the Obama campaign slogan and the fruit vendor’s whose act of self-inflagration started the protests that have stormed across the Middle East.
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