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Month: April 2016

The terrorist “threat” is an all-purpose justification for dismantling liberty

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It’s being hyped to great effect by Senators Feinstein and Burr to force anti-encryption legislation upon the tech sector. Ars Technica

Airstrikes on a charity hospital aren’t atrocious enough to constitute a war crime, apparently

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According to the Pentagon.  The hour-long airstrike on the Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan last year killed 42 people, but it’s not a war crime, according to the side that committed it.  Reason

Harvard students who contracted mumps were vaccinated

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Anti-vaxxers still blamed. SELF

Susan Sarandon less afraid of Trump than Hillary

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She sees Hillary for the war hawk she’s always been. Raw Story

Belgians issued iodine tablets

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To protect against radiation from a possible ISIS dirty bomb. The Telegraph

Tulsa pay-to-play cop found guilty in fatal shooting of subdued man

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Bob Bates, sugar daddy of the Tulsa Sheriff’s Office, has been found guilty for the “accidental” shooting death of Eric Harris.  The jury recommended four years behind bars for him. Daily Beast

Police chief feels like an idiot after discovering his officers arrested 10 elementary kids for not stopping a fight

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Kids, ages 6 to 12, were arrested for not stopping a fight that happened off school grounds.  “I am so saddened, and I’m so sorry this incident happened”, police chief Karl Durr said in an interview.  Will they lose their jobs? No. Mashable

Report: US cops kill more people in days than other countries do in years

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From The Guardian. Read the entire thing.

Snowden vs. Fareed Zakaria on encryption, privacy

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Zakaria trots out all the familiar scary scenarios of bad guys exploiting encryption to evade the cops, arguments that Snowden rips apart with ease.  The Intercept There is no trade-off between liberty and security.

The lesson of the Tamir Rice shooting: don’t let your kids play with toy guns in public

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They might get shot by a trigger-happy cop.  Cleveland will pay Tamir’s family $6 million for the shooting death of their 12-year old by a cop who opened fire immediately after he got out of his patrol car.  Perversely, that cop’s police union is now saying the family should spend the money educating kids about […]