Despite a 2019 California law mandating the release of certain records related to police misconduct, law enforcement agencies in the state are still fighting records requests.
This story was produced in partnership with Oaklandside, a nonprofit newsroom reporting on Oakland, California.
More than two years after the passage of a California law that rolled back secrecy on decades of law enforcement misconduct and use-of-force records, agencies throughout the state are failing to comply. Among the agencies that have not disclosed records are the California Highway Patrol, the Oakland Police Department, and the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office, who are being sued over noncompliance with Senate Bill 1421, the 2018 law authored by state Senator Nancy Skinner. The legislation made public several categories of records—including investigations of police shootings, uses of force resulting in great bodily injury, and cases in which officers were disciplined for sexual misconduct and dishonesty—all previously deemed off-limits by the Peace Officers’ Bill of Rights.
Austria’s Supreme Court has dismissed Facebook’s appeal in a long running speech takedown case — ruling it must remove references to defamatory comments made about a local politician worldwide for as long as the injunction lasts.
Google on Thursday was sued for allegedly stealing Android users’ cellular data allowances though unapproved, undisclosed transmissions to the web giant’s servers.
The lawsuit, Taylor et al v. Google [PDF], was filed in a US federal district court in San Jose on behalf of four plaintiffs based in Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin in the hope the case will be certified by a judge as a class action.
The complaint contends that Google is using Android users’ limited cellular data allowances without permission to transmit information about those individuals that’s unrelated to their use of Google services.
Anonymous just released proof and information of Trump and Epstiens involvment in a pedophile sex ring. People arent talking about this and it should be front page. Social sights are continuing to take it down. Screenshot, share, get this out there till they cant hide from it anymore.
The United States Government has a deeply dark history of experimenting on its own citizens. That sentence alone screams conspiracy theory, but the US government and military really have performed illegal and unethical tests on unsuspecting victims. Often participants didn’t even know what was really going on or were in no position to refuse treatment. Many of the experiments were deadly or left the victims with lifelong health problems. From subjecting sailors to mustard gas in WWII to getting street workers to get their customers jacked up on LSD – this collection of sinister experiments and the reasons behind them will blow your mind. Continue reading →
This was some BS….. they will not let one of “us” get a mass media outlet without being compromised.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out a lower court’s ruling that had given the green light to comedian-turned-media entrepreneur Byron Allen’s $20 billion racial bias lawsuit against Comcast Corp that accused the cable television operator of discriminating against black-owned channels. Continue reading →