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FBI report on black ‘extremists’ raises new monitoring fears

“An FBI report on the rise of black “extremists” is stirring fears of a return to practices used during the civil rights movement, when the bureau spied on activist groups without evidence they had broken any laws” writes Suella Fernandes for telegraph.co.uk. The 12-page report, issued in August, says “black identity extremists” are increasingly targeting law enforcement after police killings of black men, especially since the shooting of Michael Brown roiled Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014.The FBI said it doesn’t target specific groups, and the report is one of many its…

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Britain threatens to scupper EU climate law over ‘Brexit no deal’ clause

“Britain is threatening the future of EU climate change legislation after a ‘Brexit no deal’ clause was added to a bill being voted on in Brussels this week” writes Tom Welsh for telegraph.co.uk. The clause would ban British industry from selling its carbon emission allowances on the market after Brexit in the event of no deal. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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Sorry, Cards Against Humanity can’t stop Trump’s wall

“We reached out to Cards Against Humanity to get more details on a possible defense and specifics/location of the land” writes Peter Allen Clark for mashable.com. He was certain that it would only invalidate any defense Cards Against Humanity tried to bring up, seeing as how the company already showed its actual intent.The several law professors we talked to all came to the same forgone conclusion: the government will ultimately take that land from Cards Against Humanity. Source: mashable.com Share This:

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Notorious Mafia ‘boss of bosses’ Toto Riina dead at 87

“Mafia ‘boss of bosses’ Salvatore ‘Toto’ Riina has died in the hospital while serving multiple life sentences as the mastermind of a bloody strategy to assassinate Italian prosecutors and law enforcement trying to bring down the Cosa Nostra, Italian media reported Friday” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. A native of Corleone, a Sicilian hill and Mafia stronghold, he steadfastly refused to collaborate with law enforcement after his capture. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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State AG: Traffic stops should be safe. I want to know if you’ve been treated unfairly by…

“Recognizing that this gap in trust isn’t going to disappear soon, well-intentioned law enforcement officers are taking action to avoid needless violence” writes Star-ledger Guest Columnist for nj.com. Annual education on implicit bias, de-escalation techniques and cultural awareness is now required for all New Jersey law enforcement as the result of an initiative launched last year.But these initiatives were all directed by and at law enforcement.Community policing initiatives bring cops together with kids outside of the law enforcement setting. Source: nj.com Share This:

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The super-rich are trying to exploit human rights law to dodge tax

“When the Human Rights Act became law in 2000, it was supposed to recalibrate the rights of the weak against the powerful” writes Robert Verkaik for theguardian.com. A powerful alliance of big business and the super-wealthy have used lawyers and lobbyists to cynically exploit human rights laws to ensure tax havens keep secret the real identities of those who benefit from their low taxes. There can’t be one law for the super tax avoider and another for the ordinary taxpayer.Four years later, the UK’s tax havens of overseas territories and…

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Trump’s ICE pick praised as career cop, ‘hands down the best choice’

“I was a career law enforcement officer” writes Paul Bedard for washingtonexaminer.com. He is a plainspoken, career law enforcement officer who will faithfully enforce the nation’s immigration laws.President Trump’s choice to head Immigrations and Customs Enforcement is being praised for coming up through the ranks, a non-political career cop who feels the president has taken off Obama-era “handcuffs” to let agents get back to doing their job of enforcing immigration laws.Homan explained the change from Obama to Trump this way, “This president has taken the handcuffs off law enforcement officers…

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U.S. senator slams DEA for barring its chief judge from appearing on Capitol Hill

“The judge also wrote that the law weakens another DEA enforcement tool known as orders to show cause” reports washingtonpost.com. Following the passage of the bill last year, DEA Chief Administrative Law Judge John J. Mulrooney II wrote a law review article highly critical of the law.Both lawmakers have received substantial campaign contributions from political action committees representing the drug companies.A high-ranking U.S. senator Thursday accused the Drug Enforcement Administration of silencing its chief administrative judge by barring him from publicly discussing a law that curbed the agency’s enforcement powers…

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