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License-Plate Readers Let Police Collect Millions of Records on Drivers – | Intellihub.com

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Few limits on license-plate data

License-plate readers are not subject to the same legal restrictions as GPS devices that can be used to track an individual’s movements. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously last year that lengthy GPS tracking constitutes a Fourth Amendment search and may require a warrant.

But plate readers might not fall under such rulings if police successfully argue that motorists have no “reasonable expectation of privacy” while driving on public roads.

Then-California state Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, introduced a bill last year that would have required California police to purge license-plate data after 60 days and applied that rule to companies that collect such data. Law enforcement and private businesses involved in the technology resisted, and the bill died.

via License-Plate Readers Let Police Collect Millions of Records on Drivers – | Intellihub.com.

 

The Real IRS Scandal: Many Tea Party Groups DESERVED Scrutiny And NOT Tax-Exempt Status! (Video) – Americans Against the Tea Party

When CVFC, a conservative veterans’ group in California, applied for tax-exempt status with the Internal Revenue Service, its biggest expenditure that year was several thousand dollars in radio ads backing a Republican candidate for Congress.

via The Real IRS Scandal: Many Tea Party Groups DESERVED Scrutiny And NOT Tax-Exempt Status! (Video) – Americans Against the Tea Party.

 

The Panthers & The Rebels: The TRUE Debate on Guns In America | BLACK CENTRAL™

The Black Panther Party had guns, yes. But they had guns due to the fact that brute force, sometimes lethal, was being used against Blacks of all walks of life. Men, women & children. But see the difference in the Black Panthers & the radical right wing nut jobs is that they had guns as a defense against those who WERE oppressing them. There was no made up, fairy-tale, fantasy land oppression that these racist, idiotic whites are drumming up. The oppression and brutality of Blacks WAS all so real. And the thing about it was that the U.S. government, President after blind eye President, turned said blind eye to the massacres, the beatings, the bombings, the lynchings, the senseless cold murders of those who dared raise their voices for equality, rights and a piece of the so-called American Dream; that America herself dangled in front of them and their ancestors like a carrot on a string in front of a horse.

The Black Panthers knew the importance of guns, the right to bear arms in a practical sense that allowed them the protection that the local, state and federal law enforcement agencies disallowed them to have. Was it their desire to have the government turn its collective backs on them while they were being beaten by police wielding nightsticks? Was it their desire to have the government stand by while Blacks from Jackson, Mississippi to Montgomery, Alabama to Oakland, California were viciously attacked by police dogs and hosed down their children? No. But in the sense of needing protection in a proactive stance to ensure that their lives were not taken, they created gun clubs, rifle clubs. Not to ride around in white neighborhoods looking for hooded Klansmen to murder, but just the opposite, to prevent these hooded Klansmen and double standard police officers from riding into their town aimlessly killing at will.

via The Panthers & The Rebels: The TRUE Debate on Guns In America | BLACK CENTRAL™.

 

Hackers empty $900K bank account « Bankrate, Inc.

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A Christmas Eve cyber-attack against the website of a regional California financial institution helped to distract bank officials from an online account takeover against one of its clients, netting thieves more than $900,000.

At approximately midday on Dec. 24, 2012, organized cyber crooks began moving money out of corporate accounts belonging to Ascent Builders, a construction firm based in Sacramento, Calif. In short order, the company’s financial institution — San Francisco-based Bank of the West — came under a large distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack …

via Hackers empty $900K bank account « Bankrate, Inc..

Coroner’s Official: Dorner Died From Single Gunshot Wound To Head « CBS Los Angeles

“During the autopsy yesterday, the doctor who conducted the process, concluded that the cause of death was a single gunshot wound to the head,” Lacy said, adding that officials are not yet ready to comment on the manner of his death.

via Coroner’s Official: Dorner Died From Single Gunshot Wound To Head « CBS Los Angeles.

News from The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Investigators determined fairly quickly that the burned human remains found after a shootout in Southern California mountains are those of Christopher Dorner, the ex-police officer suspected in a rampage that left four people dead. But the answer to a second question will likely prove more elusive – how did he die?

via News from The Associated Press.

 

Healthy Love: Why Open Relationships Are Not a Good Idea | Healthy Black Woman

7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

Sierra Black, a writer, activist and mother who describes herself as “someone who’s been practicing responsible, open, non-monogamy my whole adult life” admits that they are some set-back to open relationships.

via Healthy Love: Why Open Relationships Are Not a Good Idea | Healthy Black Woman.

LAPD VS Christopher Dorner Case File Leaked, Proves LAPD Have Been Lying About Entire Thing | Alternative

DORNER v. LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT

CHRISTOPHER DORNER, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT et al., Defendants and Respondents.

No. B225674.

Court of Appeals of California, Second District, Division Four.

Filed October 3, 2011.

via LAPD VS Christopher Dorner Case File Leaked, Proves LAPD Have Been Lying About Entire Thing | Alternative.

 

Adoptive mother ‘locked children in their rooms, beat them with a HAMMER, zip-tied their hands together and forced them to use trashcan as toilet’

A California woman who reported her two adoptive children missing found herself behind bars when authorities say it was revealed that the kids had run away after enduring months of abuse.

via Adoptive mother ‘locked children in their rooms, beat them with a HAMMER, zip-tied their hands together and forced them to use trashcan as toilet’.

 

EX-BART POLICE OFFICER JOHANNES MEHSERLE ARRESTED CHARGED WITH MURDER OF OSCAR GRANT

EX-BART POLICE OFFICER JOHANNES MEHSERLE ARRESTED CHARGED WITH MURDER OF OSCAR GRANT

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Johannes Mehserle captured after escaping to Nevada.

 

 

The former transit police officer accused of shooting an unarmed man at a California train station went to Nevada with his family “to clear his mind” after receiving death threats, his lawyer said Wednesday.

The lawyer’s comments came after Johannes Mehserle was arrested on a fugitive warrant in Nevada.

Leads led investigators to Johannes Mehserle, 27, in Zephyr Cove, Nevada, on Tuesday, authorities said. He was contacted through his attorney and then surrendered.