Category Archives: Politics

DEA and ICE surveillance cameras in streetlights


The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have hidden an undisclosed number of covert surveillance cameras inside streetlights around the country, federal contracting documents reveal.

Source: Quartz

Smith & Wesson loses fight with nuns and other shareholders on gun safety proposal

The maker of Smith & Wesson firearms lost a prolonged fight with religious groups and other shareholders who have been pushing it to consider a plan to help reduce the harmful effects of its products.

Source: Smith & Wesson loses fight with nuns and other shareholders on gun safety proposal

Saving pets without a permit: Good Samaritan arrested after helping animals survive Florence

1 count of administering amoxicillin to Big Momma, 1 count of administering Tramadol to Big Momma, 3 counts of administering amoxicillin to a white Siamese cat, 3 counts of administering a topical antibiotic ointment (triple antibiotic from Dollar Tree) to a white Siamese cat, 3 counts of administering amoxicillin to a cat known as Sweet Pea, 1 count of administering amoxicillin to an unnamed black kitten, and 1 count of solicitation to commit a crime

Source: Pocket: Saving pets without a permit: Good Samaritan arrested after helping animals survive Florence

California Officials Admit to Using License Plate Readers to Monitor Welfare Recipients

Since 2016, Sacramento County officials have been accessing license plate reader data to track welfare recipients suspected of fraud, the Sacramento Bee reported over the weekend.

Source: California Officials Admit to Using License Plate Readers to Monitor Welfare Recipients

3 W.Va. Supreme Court justices cleared of ethics complaints

“We are taking the unusual step of making our findings public in these cases because Supreme Court Justices are the highest judicial officers in West Virginia,” said Commission Chairman Ronald Wilson, a judge in the First Judicial Circuit. “It is important for the public to know that allegations against them have been thoroughly investigated, and they have been cleared of wrongdoing.”

Source: 3 W.Va. Supreme Court justices cleared of ethics complaints

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Court victory legalizes 3D-printable gun blueprints | TechCrunch

A multi-year legal battle over the ability to distribute computer models of gun parts and replicate them in 3D printers has ended in defeat for government authorities who sought to prevent the practice. Cody Wilson, the gunmaker and free speech advocate behind the lawsuit, now intends to expand his operations, providing printable gun blueprints to all who desire them.

Source: Court victory legalizes 3D-printable gun blueprints | TechCrunch