Armored vehicles and 24 officers sent to collect money from elderly man

Armored vehicles and 24 officers sent to collect money from elderly man

Local officials in Stettin, a small town of less than 3,000 in Wisconsin, sent 2 dozen armed police officers and military-grade armored vehicles to the home of 75-year-old Roger Hoeppner earlier this month in order to collect $86,000 in debt from the elderly man, a move which served to renew questions about the militarization of police in the United States. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Hoeppner has been in a dispute with local officials for years concerning alleged ordinance violations on 20 acres of property that Hoeppner … [Read More...]

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US bolsters security at federal buildings as a “precaution”

US bolsters security at federal buildings as a “precaution”

Jeh Johnson, the Homeland Security Secretary, announced that the Department of Homeland Security will be increasing security at certain federal buildings in the nation’s capital, as well as other major cities in the United States in response to threats from terrorist organizations and the recent … [Read More...]

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FBI director thinks encryption will allow terrorists and rapists to roam free

FBI director thinks encryption will allow terrorists and rapists to roam free

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Ebola-infected nurse arrives in Atlanta for treatment

Ebola-infected nurse arrives in Atlanta for treatment

The second nurse from Dallas to be infected with the deadly Ebola virus after treating a Liberian man who died from the virus last week has been moved to a special facility at Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital, according to the United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Amber Vinson, a … [Read More...]

WHO predicts there may soon be 10,000 new Ebola case every week

WHO predicts there may soon be 10,000 new Ebola case every week

With schools shutting down, elections being postponed, and farmers abandoning their fields, it’s becoming clear that the deadly Ebola virus that’s rampaging across West Africa threatens to renew the political instability in a region that is only just now starting to recover from civil war, according … [Read More...]

Private “charities” are supplying police with military-grade equipment

Private “charities” are supplying police with military-grade equipment

People across the United States have started expressing concern with the dramatic increase in military-grade equipment that’s being used by many police departments in the country. This was brought into light much more fully following the protests in Ferguson and, more accurately, how the local … [Read More...]

Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong agree to talk with the government

Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong agree to talk with the government

The pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong which brought tens of thousands of people to the streets last week have now dwindled down to a few hundred after activist leaders agreed to negotiate with government officials, negotiations which are likely to go nowhere. Last week the streets of Hong Kong … [Read More...]

CDC considers strengthening passenger screenings to combat Ebola

CDC considers strengthening passenger screenings to combat Ebola

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is looking to strengthen screenings for travelers entering the United States, including checking for fever and requiring a questionnaire, in an effort to combat the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, the head of the agency announced … [Read More...]

Twitter sues the government for the right to disclose surveillance orders

Twitter sues the government for the right to disclose surveillance orders

In a meeting with the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) last January, Twitter sought meaningful transparency regarding the increase in government requests for user data, made under to pretense of national security. Unsatisfied with the restrictions that are preventing them from disclosing … [Read More...]

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The Educational, Entertaining, and Sad Truth About Civil Forfeiture

HBO's hit show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, has always enjoyed success with moderate political humor, but when they stepped out and tackled the important topic of civil asset forfeiture, the buzz started rolling in. Few people are aware that the law enforcement agencies around the United … [Read More...]

Hong Kong’s leader agrees to negotiate with pro-democracy protestors

Hong Kong’s leader agrees to negotiate with pro-democracy protesters

Leung Chun-ying, the current leader of Hong Kong, has ignored the demands of pro-democracy protestors in the city that he step down by Friday, with pressure from his backers in mainland China also increasing over what has become one of the most serious political challenges that they have faced in … [Read More...]

Around 76 million affected by massive JP Morgan Chase data breach

Around 76 million affected by massive JP Morgan Chase data breach

JP Morgan Chase, the largest bank in the United States by assets, has announced that around 76 million households have been affected by a cybersecurity attack on the bank this summer. Names, phone numbers, and email addresses of the affected customers were exposed when the financial institution’s … [Read More...]