Category Archives: Human Rights

Spanish anti-terror law has ‘chilling effect’ on satire, says Amnesty International

Amnesty wants to see article 578 repealed, and says the situation in Spain is emblematic of “a disturbing trend” of European countries using national security arguments to limit freedom of expression and restrict rights. “Governments should uphold the rights of … Continue reading

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Police facial recognition trial led to erroneous arrest

The controversial trial of facial recognition equipment at Notting Hill Carnival resulted in roughly 35 false matches and an erroneous arrest, highlighting questions about police use of the technology. via Police facial recognition trial led to erroneous arrest.

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Federal judge: Drinking tea, shopping at a gardening store is probable cause for a SWAT raid on your home

Why did the field tests come up positive for pot?  As I wrote back in February, it’s almost as if these tests come up positive whenever the police need them to. A partial list of substances that the tests have mistaken … Continue reading

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Outgoing DA slams APD in letter

“Frankly, if any other group of individuals were acting the way (the Albuquerque Police Department) has allegedly been acting, some of us in law enforcement might refer to them as a continuing criminal enterprise and/or engaged in the act of … Continue reading

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What Ben Franklin Really Said

Franklin was thus complaining of the choice facing the legislature between being able to make funds available for frontier defense and maintaining its right of self-governance–and he was criticizing the governor for suggesting it should be willing to give up … Continue reading

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