oh, once again my boyish enthusiasm got the better of me
Monday, 8 July 2019

Qualified Immunity, A Roadblock to Reform

quote [ In the broader effort to hold police accountable, most typified in the Black Lives Matter movement, one somewhat obscure legal conceit has in a largely unnoticed way contributed to our current regime of unaccountability. That conceit: what?s called qualified immunity. Invented out of whole cloth by the Supreme Court in 1967 and widely expanded in 1982, qualified immunity exemptions make holding law enforcement accountable for abusing people?s rights that much more difficult. ]

What the fucking fuck.

Qualified Immunity: Explained - The Appeal
[SFW] [Big Brother] [+4]
[by steele@6:06pmGMT] [3 comments]

Thursday, 13 June 2019

Jurors refuse to convict activist facing 20 years for helping migrants

quote [ Jury could not reach a verdict against Scott Daniel Warren who was arrested in 2018 for giving migrants water, food and lodging ]


@NoMoreDeaths on twitter

Meanwhile, in Italy, Pia Klemp is getting ready to stand trial for helping to rescue more than a thousand migrants who were at risk of drowning as they tried to reach Europe. Klemp faces up to 20 years in prison if she is convicted of helping to aid illegal immigration.
[SFW] [Big Brother] [+9 Good]
[by steele@7:00pmGMT] [9 comments]

Monday, 29 April 2019

Police misconduct: Discipline records for thousands of cops uncovered

quote [ At least 85,000 law enforcement officers across the USA have been investigated or disciplined for misconduct over the past decade, an investigation by USA TODAY Network found.

Officers have beaten members of the public, planted evidence and used their badges to harass women. They have lied, stolen, dealt drugs, driven drunk and abused their spouses. ]

How the U.S. Got Its Police Force

6 Ideas for a Cop-Free World ? Rolling Stone

Some light reading. :D
[SFW] [Big Brother] [+7 Underrated]
[by steele@7:28pmGMT] [3 comments]

Thursday, 25 April 2019

Applying for Your Next Job May Be an Automated Nightmare

quote [ If you think looking for a job is already daunting, anxiety-riddled, and unpleasant, just wait until the algorithms take over the hiring process. When they do, a newfangled ?digital recruiter? like VCV, which just received $1.7 million in early investment, hopes it will look something like this: ]

I hate everything about this.
[SFW] [Big Brother] [+2 Informative]
[by satanspenis666@2:46amGMT] [3 comments]

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

New podcast digs into all 846 episodes of ?Cops? and its distorted reality of crime culture

quote [ In his new podcast, ?Running from Cops,? ?Missing Richard Simmons? host Dan Taberski investigates the skewed depiction of law enforcement on ?Cops.? ]

About the only time I have consistent free time anymore is in the shower and while eating breakfast, so I've been using podcasts to try and pack in as much info as I can. Haven't checked this one out yet, but I'm putting it on my list. Thought others might be interested. Did recently listen to a really good related Citation's Needed ep though: Citations Needed Episode 60: Saving Kittens, Lip Syncing and Christmas Traffic Stops: Your Guide to Clickbait?
[SFW] [Big Brother] [+3 Interesting]
[by steele@6:39pmGMT] [4 comments]

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Porn sites must age-verify British users starting July 15

quote [ Sites that don't verify age could get blocked by British ISPs. ]

This is relevant to the community.
[SFW] [Big Brother] [+10 Sad]
[by mechanical contrivance@6:24pmGMT] [41 comments]

Saturday, 13 April 2019

Facebook accidentally put hidden messages like 'Big Brother is Watching' and 'The Masons Were Here' in 'tens of thousands' of VR controllers

quote [ Nate Mitchell, the cofounder of Oculus, the Facebook-owned VR company, said on Twitter on Friday that the company inadvertently printed some unusual messages in its Touch controllers, handheld devices for playing games and navigating VR environments.

These messages were intended only for prototypes, but a mistake meant they were included in regular production devices, he said. ]

(We have always been at war with Myspace)

Links to my new favorite totally NSFW subreddit and a crazy cool collaborative writing website I just discovered in Xtended??.

[SFW] [Big Brother] [+4]
[by JWWargo@8:13pmGMT] [5 comments]

Thursday, 4 April 2019

Ancestry-Testing Company: It?s Our ?Moral Responsibility? to Give The FBI Access to Your DNA

quote [ A popular DNA-testing company seems to be targeting true crime fans with a new pitch to let them share their genetic information with law enforcement so cops can catch violent criminals. ]

So...besides the random, inaccurate results and waste of money, there?s another reason to avoid this shit?
[SFW] [Big Brother] [+3 WTF]
[by knumbknutz@9:02pmGMT] [6 comments]

Saturday, 30 March 2019

Move over Internet, Russia to test switch to nationwide LAN

quote [ Earlier this year, Russia announced plans to briefly disconnect its internet from the rest of the world by or on April 1. The scheduled exercise was intended to test its ability to create an isolated, sovereign internet. However, it?s unclear if the test will proceed on the original timeline. ... If and when the test is conducted, Russians won?t find themselves entirely without the internet?they just won?t be able to receive and send data beyond Russian borders. ]

? ????????? ??????, ??? ????? ????!
[SFW] [Big Brother] [+3 WTF]
[by Ankylosaur@11:38pmGMT] [2 comments]

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Meet the KGB Spies Who Invented Fake News

quote [ We reveal how one of the biggest fake news stories ever concocted ? the 1984 AIDS-is-a-biological-weapon hoax ? went viral in the pre-Internet era. Meet the KGB cons who invented it, and the ?truth squad? that quashed it. For a bit. ]

We reveal how one of the biggest fake news stories ever concocted ? the 1984 AIDS-is-a-biological-weapon hoax ? went viral in the pre-Internet era. Meet the KGB cons who invented it, and the ?truth squad? that quashed it. For a bit.
[SFW] [Big Brother] [+4]
[by lilmookieesquire@7:09amGMT] [4 comments]

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